Hammurabi Style - Chapter 35
Saehun Choi was limp on the chair.
He looked spiritless.
He didn’t disobey at all even though Kimin was searching the room.
He couldn’t find a reason to disobey because he couldn’t think properly anymore.
While searching the room comfortably, he found something shiny under a broken desk.
It was a stone that shined with a rainbow color.
It seemed like Saehun kept it deep inside of his desk as a token of luck and it popped out when the desk got broken.
‘The energy stone?’
It was an energy stone, but not an ordinary one.
Kimin stretched his hands as if possessed and picked up the rainbow energy stone.
‘It avoided the impact. Thank god.’
If the energy stone got struck, it would’ve scattered light and disappeared.
[ Would you like to absorb the S grade strength stone? ]
His eyes went wide.
‘And a strength stone?’
Kimin had absorbed so many energy stones so far, but it was his first time seeing a strength stone.
‘I thought the S grade would be as big as a building. Is it different from the others?’
‘But there’s no reason to not eat it.’
Kimin looked at Saehun and bowed.
‘Thank you for the stone.’
The room became full of lights.
[ The potential characteristic, ‘Diary’, is strengthened: 3 Bookmarks -> 20 Bookmarks ]
[ The potential characteristic, ‘Bond’, is strengthened: Distance limit is deleted. ]
Kimin’s eyes became full of surprise and delight.
After taking all the valuable things, Kimin took a golden ticket from Saehun’s bosom.
‘I heard that it’s a ticket that lets me exit the Dark Auction right away.’
Kimin thought about what Saehyun Jae told him and tore the golden ticket.
Only Saehun Choi was left in the office while drooling.
“You came back. You’ve been through hardship.”
“It was nothing.”
Kimin smiled at Saehyun’s greeting and sat in front of a table.
If he failed, he couldn’t be here. Saehyun didn’t need to ask about success or failure.
“Sera is coming just in time. Please wait a moment.”
Talk of the Devil.
Sera Lee opened the door and came inside.
“Speak of the Devil.”
“What? Oh, did you talk about me?”
She sat down while smiling and looked at Kimin.
“You did a good job. I know the result since you’re here.”
“Thanks to you. It was a big help that you told me about what Saehun Choi told you.”
“What did you do to him?”
“I made him a moron.”
Sera shook her head like it didn’t make sense.
“How did you pierce the space barrier? You definitely have an incredible skill.”
“It wasn’t that hard.”
‘The result is important.’
Kimin skipped the hardship part.
“By the way, what’s going to happen to the Dark Auction?”
Saehyun and Kimin were lost in thought.
“Well… I think they’re going to hide that Saehun Choi became like that. The invitation won’t be found since Saehun doesn’t make it on his own. Of course, we can’t hide it forever though.”
The Dark Auction was like the golden goose by the looks of the traded items’ prices and amounts.
What if the incident that happened to Saehun Choi gets revealed?
All the customers will be rapidly decreased.
Who would come inside of the subspace that could disappear?
If Saehun Choi’s underlings were greedy, they would probably try to hide that for a while.
‘And then they’re going to try to divide the money.’
Kimin opened his mouth when he thought about that.
“Right. It won’t last long. There is a high probability that his underlings are divided against themselves after they taste the money. Hm….”
Kimin tapped the table several times and looked at Sera with a smile.
‘I didn’t think about it, but it will be a shame If someone else gets the credit after I did all the work.’
Sera knew that Kimin got an idea whenever he made that face, so she looked at Kimin with a curious face.
“The Dark Auction. How about your family taking care of it? You tell them that you guys will take care of it until Saehun Choi gets better.”
‘He won’t probably get better though.’
Kimin messed up his brain, so it was impossible for him to get better.
He waited for the answer while boiling his heart down.
‘I don’t have time and hands to manage the Dark Auction. Leave it to Sera and I take the fruit.’
‘The one thing that I’m worried about is whether Sera accepts it or not…’
“The Dark Auction? Hm….”
Sera thought about it.
She leered at Kimin and then nodded.
“Ok. I don’t think I can manage it as Saehun did before…, but I think it’s worth a try.”
Her disposition must have changed a lot.
Kimin gave a sigh of relief and took out about 10 silver tickets from his pocket.
“I found them from the enforcers. Once you enter the Dark Auction, you’ll be able to go to Saehun Choi’s castle comfortably.”
Sera and Saehyun stared at Kimin absentmindedly.
Saehyun laughed and picked up his phone.
“I should call Hakdong.”
The butler, Hakdong Lim, arrived.
“We’ll be back!”
They took 3 black invitations and left the store.
“My family decided to take care of Saehun Choi. I hired a helper who can watch him.”
“Thanks for doing the job.”
Sera seemed tired and nodded.
“No problem. There were some problems, but we solved them well. We already secured the invitation production team. Also… I liked how you did that in his office.”
“Yea. If you called him outside of the office with my name as I suggested, it wouldn’t be done this smoothly.”
Kimin and Sera discussed how he would reach Seahun Choi.
Sera suggested to him to use her name, but Kimin said that invading by himself would be the best in all aspects except for the high risk that Kimin would carry alone.
“There were many friends who considered us as lifesavers. They had so much difficulty because Saehun Choi suddenly became like that.”
In conclusion, Kimin was right.
Most of them didn’t doubt Sera’s group who showed up like relief pitchers.
‘Even if they doubted, they wouldn’t talk about it.’
They might not have a choice since Sera was the ruler.
“You just had to overpower people who objected.”
“We didn’t have to.”
Sera shrunk her shoulders and Saehyun Jae laughed.
“They did it by themselves. They switched to our side.”
“I’m glad things went well.”
Sera yawned and stretched.
“Mr. Kimin. If there’s anything you need on the Dark Auction list, just let me know. It’s under my nam…, no, under Saehun Choi’s name, so you can buy it before the others. Don’t worry about money.”
‘This is it.’
“Then I’ll bear the shame and ask you. What I need is…”
Sera and Saehyun Jae looked puzzled after Kimin talked.
“The energy stone?”
“I think that it’s time to hunt Sangki Beak.”
“Did you say that you need the energy stone to hunt him?”
Sera looked shocked and Kimin expressed his firm will.
“Yes. I don’t care about the size. The more energy stones, the better it will be for me.”
‘I’ve already checked at the ruler’s meeting, but… It’s not certain. It’ll be better if I get more energy stones.’
“Not hard at all. I’ll find as many stones as I can.”
She nodded and came up with a question.
“Oh, right. Did Jinbum Park come in front of the demonstrators? There was no signal inside the Dark Auction.”
He shook his head and showed her a video on his phone.
– Come out! Jinbum Park!!
– Save my son! You murderer!
– If you don’t come outside, we will get in!!
The demonstrators were crying out.
– Please relax!!
– Block them!!! Don’t let them get through us!!
– When is the skill support team coming?!
The governmental authority and the employees from Ohsung were blocking them.
Jinbum Park didn’t come out.
– Why should I go outside? I didn’t make the disaster.
“You’re right, sir.”
– They can’t even say something to Sangki Beak. Am I too negligible? They don’t know the truth at all.
– Fucking pigs…
In front of the chairman who was gnashing, Mr. Jo spared his breath.
– It’s not going to last too long. It always works that way.
As soon as Jinbum was being so confident, the demonstrators became louder on the phone screen.
‘What is it?’
Jinbum turned his head towards his phone and there was Sangki Beak walking inside the
Ohsung building confidently.
Jinbum didn’t even look at the demonstrators and frowned at him.
‘This son of a bitch… Is he doing it on purpose?’
“I was worried because I thought you were going to go to the demonstrators. You did well. That’s good. Don’t forget that you are my bait.”
– … Thank you, sir.
Jinbum had so many things to say, but he didn’t.
“You have so many worries since you’re involved with me, right? You think that Ohsung’s going to be destroyed?”
Sangki Beak was speaking with the sweetest tone ever.
Jinbum had goosebumps because of Sangki’s voice.
‘What? What is he thinking?’
Jinbum answered with nervousness in a situation that he had never experienced.
– I don’t know what you’re talking about. There’s nothing like that.
“Don’t say something you don’t mean. I’ll solve your worries. Trust me.”
Jinbum’s blood ran cold when he saw Sangki’s madness in his eyes.
TL: Thanks for waiting 🙂