Hammurabi Style - Chapter 38
The red key’s existence was always on his left arm.
Sangki Beak never imagined it would be gone.
His heart was pumping so hard due to the situation that he had never experienced.
Nervousness overcame his mind.
‘Relax. It’s gone… just for a moment. I just need to close my eyes and open, then…’
He closed his eyes tight and looked down at his arm, but it was still clean.
He couldn’t help mumbling.
He was under too much pressure to think about how to get out.
‘It’s going to be a big problem… if I get stuck here for more than 5 minutes…’
When Theseus explored the maze and Ariadne led him outside, there was Minotaur, the real owner of the maze.
A huge black and white monster with a cow’s head showed up from nowhere and glared at Sangki Beak from very high.
However, he wasn’t afraid of the Minotaur.
‘I can just avoid it.’
Sangki let out a sigh.
‘I don’t care if a building or a person collapses or not, but…’
When Sangki beak used to be full of curiosity and didn’t know how precious his life was, he had passed the limited time so much in the black and white world.
Then he had to pay for the price.
‘Was it when I was coming back from the desert?’
He spent only about 10 minutes playing hide and seek with the Minotaur, but the key sucked up his lifespan madly and disappeared.
‘And also I got wrinkles on my face…’
The rapid aging wasn’t reversible. He didn’t want to experience that ever again.
He touched the wrinkles on his face unconsciously and gnashed his teeth.
‘…If I don’t get out as soon as possible, the key’s going to suck up all of my lifespans.’
‘But it’s ok for now. 2 to 3 minutes are not bad. I checked when I fought Saehun Choi.’
Sangki Beak tried to attack Saehun Choi by using the cow head monster when he couldn’t break through Saehun’s barrier in the black and white world.
He wouldn’t try that because he didn’t want to spend his lifespan anymore.
That was why he had never done that.
‘I thought that it was going to be solved once I got the guy…, the elixir.’
He thought the abnormal status absorption could solve his problem, so he tried.
However, the Minotaur didn’t break Saehun Choi but only broke buildings around Sangki Beak while chasing him.
‘I only spent my lifespan.’
The monster’s roar broke his thoughts and ran towards him while breaking the buildings around him like biscuits.
‘I don’t have time to play with that cow head. I have to find a key.’
‘Did it happen to fall somewhere? It might’ve fallen from my arm. Please…’
He ran while looking around nervously on the way back to where he walked relaxedly.
He couldn’t speed up while looking for the key.
However, he couldn’t figure out a way to find the key that disappeared on his arm.
He ran and came back to the hallway of the secret room in Ohsung.
He leaned on the wall and grabbed his frowning face.
“Where did it go… Fuck. It should already be more than 10 minutes…”
Suddenly, he looked at Kimin who became black and white and stopped while opening his mouth wide to shout.
Then what Kimin said passed through his mind.
Before he went into the black and white world, Kimin said ‘Search your heart when you go inside.’
“Search your heart…?”
Sangki stood in front of Kimin and stared at him.
Sangki didn’t really care when he said that, however…
“You… You know about this…?”
Now, Sangki’s eyes weren’t shaking with madness anymore but with anger and fear.
He grabbed Kimin’s shoulder and shouted desperately.
“Answer me! You fucking asshole, did you do this?! Answer me, asshole!!”
At that moment.
As soon as Sangki heard that, he backed off.
A huge iron club from the sky pressed and smashed Kimin in front of him.
The scene played in slow motion to Sangki.
Despair filled up his eyes instead of anger.
He only groaned.
In the meantime, the glitter of two eyes shined like stars at night through the hole that came down to the basement when the iron club was pulled up to the sky again.
Sangki stared at the glaring eyes and laughed like he went crazy.
It would be meaningless even if he found the key at that moment.
He would spend all of his lifespans and die as soon as he went back to the real world.
“So, you want to fight me, huh?”
Sangki laughed hysterically, popped outside through the hole, and stepped through the air to the sky.
He avoided the iron club that was swung.
Then he kicked the Minotaur’s chin heavily.
The cow head’s chin turned around due to the ant’s kick and he turned his head back.
At the same time, the roar of it continued loudly in the black sky.
It swung its iron club with the glitter of its eyes that shone like the sun blazing up.
The iron club smashed the buildings like smashing soft tofu and hit Sangki Beak who was stepping in the air and going around the cow head.
He fell to the ground like an arrow.
However, he stood up instantly, crouched, and rose while shouting.
Then he made a turn in the air and rushed towards the Minotaur’s eyes.
The glitters of their eyes faced each other and the never ending eternal war had begun.
‘The death rate is 40%…’
A few hours before Kimin met Sangki Beak on the way to the secret room, Jinbum was locked in the secret room under the name of protection.
He took out a pill from his bosom and was staring at it without knowing that it was the place where Kimin used to be tied in the chair.
‘Are you going to commit suicide with that?’
‘Mr. Sangki Beak. If I was going to do that, I would do that before I came here.’
He made up a lie that the pill was for his chronic illness.
‘Let’s calculate the number of cases again.’
If that guy stays home while laughing at Sangki Beak…,
‘I will be killed by Sangki Beak.’
The start wasn’t good.
Jinbum shook his head and continued thinking.
What if that guy is caught by Sangki Beak?
‘In this case, I could be killed or be spared…’
He had already seen Sangki’s personality closely for a long time.
‘Killing the dog after hunting. I can see that the possibility of my death is much higher.’
And the most ridiculous case was that the guy beat Sangki Beak and came after him.
‘When that happens…’
When Jinbum thought about the reason why that guy came here, it was too obvious.
Jinbum gave a hollow smile.
“No matter what, I will die.”
He only touched ‘the weak person’ while trying his best to protect Ohsung.
‘How did this happen?’
Without his knowledge, he was on the verge of death.
‘If I die at all events…’
‘At least I should make a frantic last-ditch effort.’
It would be better than just dying.
He finished thinking and stared at the pill with heartless eyes.
His hand started shaking a little bit.
He repeated taking the pill near his mouth and stopping and then closed his eyes tight.
Then he swallowed the pill.
He was waiting for a signal that the pill would send to his body.
As soon as he thought that he was fine, an odd sense boiled up.
“Uh… Ah…. Argh!!”
He fell on a mattress on the floor and trembled, then he reversed his eyes and fainted.
A few minutes before Sangki Beak met Kimin in front of the entrance of the secret room, Jinbum slowly recovered consciousness.
And there was something in front of his eyes.
[ You have awakened. ]
The sobering notice made Jinbum pick up his body.
He had complicated feelings filling his mind.
He pulled himself together and checked his skill.
[ Skill ]
A skill double for only once (U): Lv.0
Jinbum’s eyes became wide after looking at the grade.
A little bit of ‘hope’ was added to his complicated feelings, but also the skill’s name added ‘nervousness’.
What kind of name is that?
‘I should check the content.’
[ Skill: A skill double for only once (U)(Lv.0) ]
Congratulations. You’re a skill double.
But it’s only once.
– You can choose a person you have met so far and copy the person’s skill.
– This skill is disposal.
As soon as he checked the content of the skill, he came up with skill users’ names that he had met in his life.
‘I can copy someone’s skill…?’
There were names that he recognized, but he didn’t recognize the others.
When he checked the content, he had already decided who he would copy.
‘There’s only one. That son of a bitch…’
Jinbum gnashed his teeth and touched one name.
[ You can not return once you choose. ]
[ Would you still like to proceed? ]
When he chose the irreparable path, someone opened the iron door and came inside.
[ Copy completed ]
Jinbum relaxedly enjoyed feeling the joy from the new copied skill.
‘I don’t care who comes in anymore.’
He found the relaxedness of the king of Ohsung and turned his head to look at the invader.
It wasn’t Sangki Beak.
Then there was only one person who would come in here.
‘It’s him. It doesn’t make sense that he beat Sangki Beak, so…’
Jinbum’s evil eyes glowed.
“You… You avoided him and came here.”
“Think whatever you want. Are you ready?”
Jinbum imagined that guy’s smile soon becoming a frown, and then grinned widely.
“Of course. I’m ready.”
“Good. Then first… Huh?”
Something might not be working.
That guy’s face was bewildered.
Jinbum grabbed his stomach and laughed in front of him.
Kimin was bewildered in front of Jinbum, laughing so hard.
‘I just released paralyze… How can he move?’
Jinbum wiped his tears from his laugh.
“God’s helping me. I have a skill, too.”
At the same time Jinbum disappeared, Kimin flew and nailed to the wall.
However, Kimin slid down, dusted his body, and stood up like nothing had happened to him.
He released his injury that he saved in his diary to Jinbum.
Jinbum only stared for a moment.
‘The ultrahigh-speed that ignores the time and restoration of the abnormal status within 1 second? I’ve seen this many times.’
Kimin tilted his head and Jinbum shouted, “Why. Did you think I was going to be defeated so easily? I’m Jinbum Park! You mother fucker!!”
Kimin left Jinbum’s status window open and stared at Jinbum with odd eyes.
When the fight was about to begin, Kimin said, “It’s totally Sangki Beak.”
TL: Thanks for waiting!!