Hammurabi Style - Chapter 39 - Final Chapter -
“Hahahaha… You’ve been messing around everywhere like a rat, so you have quick wits.”
“I guess I do.”
Kimin answered unpleasantly and Jinbum’s face turned horrified.
He gnashed his teeth and glared at Kimin.
“I’m telling you in advance that I don’t need an underling.”
“I’m just going to kill you right here since I don’t need you at all.”
Jinbum gnashed his teeth and glowed his eyes.
“I’m going to kill you here and get rid of all the mistakes I have made. You’ve ruined my life.”
‘Everything is because of him. The butterfly effect that started from him ruined everything.’
Jinbum’s fists shivered with anger.
At the moment Jinbum started to dash in the slowed down time, Kimin used [Adaptation].
It was Kimin’s characteristic that strengthened Kimin by spending an abnormal status.
Kimin offered up Sangki Beak’s abnormal status, ‘Ariadne’s key’, which was saved in his diary.
He thought about releasing the key to Jinbum, but Jinbum could open the black and white world’s door in the worst case.
‘Sangki Beak could jump outside… It’s safer to just use it.’
[ The abnormal status: Ariadne’s key (-16:21) ]
[ Your body will be strengthened. It’s deciding… ]
An alert notified the decision.
[ The decision had been made. The level of strengthening: Lv.13, The duration of strengthening: 120 min. ]
The highest level Kimin got so far was Lv. 8.
And it was Lv.13…
Kimin looked through his body.
He felt a cool wave.
‘It feels like the wind is blowing around my body…’
However, it wasn’t actually the air moving around.
It was only the strong energy wrapping around his body.
The overwhelming power wrapped his body like a snake.
In the meantime, Jinbum’s clumsy fist trusted the slowed down time and came at Kimin in a destructive wave.
It was caught by Kimin’s hand effortlessly.
‘Huh… Didn’t I make the time slower?’
Jinbum couldn’t figure out what was going on while his eyes were shaking and tried to pull his fist out of Kimin’s hand.
Then Kimin made the right time to push his hand.
Jinbum rolled over to the back and hit his head on the wall.
‘I’m going to do it for real this time.’
Jinbum recovered from the concussion in one second and stood up again.
He grabbed a piece of a rock on the floor, threw it, and rushed to slow the time.
The rock almost stopped in the air.
Jinbum looked at it to check if his skill was working and smiled.
‘Yea. It’s slow for sure.’
He picked up his head and saw Kimin walking towards him fine.
Then his smile turned shocked.
“Why are you so surprised?”
Kimin cracked his neck and spun his arm.
Jinbum stepped back staggeringly due to the incomprehensible situation and Kimin punched his face right away.
It was too strong to be just a punch.
As soon as Jinbum’s head was smashed weakly, the wind blew like a storm through the way of his fist moving and blew the pieces of his head.
However, his head came back in one second.
Jinbum’s eyes came back to life and had fear towards the incomprehensible thing.
“You don’t say… You, too? Did you also copy the skill?”
‘I knew it. He copied Sangki Beak’s skill.’
Kimin giggled and dashed to Jinbum without saying any words.
‘I shouldn’t hit him too hard.’
His hand controlled the power and slapped Jinbum’s face.
Jinbum flew like Acrobatic gymnastics with enormous sound effects.
His eyes shook when he tried to keep balance and landed, but he didn’t give up and ran towards Kimin again.
Jinbum rushed while half whining in slow motion.
Kimin hit his right side straight with his finger lightly, avoided his clumsy left arm, and grabbed his kick with all his might.
“Y…. youuuu!!! How!!”
Jinbum screamed with anger and despair.
“It’s simple. I’m just stronger than you and you were just stronger than me in the secret room before.”
“No way! No way.”
Jinbum’s eyes were shaking uncontrollably.
Sangki Beak was the strongest person in Jinbum’s view of the world.
No one could beat Sangki Beak and protect what Sangki wanted from him.
‘Wasn’t he even the strongest amongst the rulers?’
Even the rulers couldn’t do anything in front of Sangki Beak.
He was actually beyond God.
That was why he chose Sangki Beak without a slight feeling of hesitation.
‘What on earth… is he?’
Kimin threw Jinbum to the wall and stood in front of him.
“He’s moving that easily in the slow down time?”
Jinbum staggered to his feet and mumbled without thinking.
“Yea. It works.”
He answered lightly and kicked Jinbum strongly.
It wasn’t a fight but more like a beating for a while.
Jinbum shouted the swear word.
Even though his survival was guaranteed, it didn’t mean that his pain and indignity also went away.
Now, there was only one choice left for Jinbum.
He emitted venom from his eyes and glared at Kimin, then Kimin smiled happily.
“Why? Do you have something to show me? Oh, you don’t have it anymore.”
When Kimin provoked Jinbum by telling him to show a hidden card, Jinbum’s patience broke.
“Yea. I’ll show you. My real power!! Die!!”
Jinbum was jumbled with anger, shame, hatred, and a feeling of insult.
He ended up invoking ‘the skill’.
He disappeared without any trace in the secret room and Kimin whistled with a satisfied face.
“This… is the world that Sangki Beak sees.”
Jinbum arrived in the black and white world.
He mumbled absentmindedly.
However, something was odd.
‘It was a secret room.’
It wasn’t anymore.
He could see the sky through the hole that was made from the ground to the basement and Kimin was gone.
‘What on earth is this world…’
Jinbum was lost in his thoughts after looking up through the hole.
Then he jumped with all his strength and was surprised.
He tried this and that and made a conclusion that he got stronger in this world.
Jinbum went up to the ground instantly.
Only then he looked through the content of the skill.
‘I see. I just need to open the door with the key and leave this world.’
However, he couldn’t find a key on his body no matter how he tried.
Jinbum didn’t know what was going on and just nodded.
‘I guess it will show up later.’
He walked around the black and white street and everything was damaged there.
‘Why is everything broken?’
People and buildings.
Everything was broken.
‘I want to go back first… Do I have to wait any longer?’
A sense of anxiety came over him, so he wanted to go back.
A crashing sound came from far away.
‘I guess I can find out something if I go there.’
Jinbum started to run towards the sound.
After a while.
A huge cow head monster slapped something like a tiny fly, then the fly flew towards Jinbum at a terrific speed and hit the ground.
The fly shook his head and suddenly stopped.
His eyes caught Jinbum’s eyes.
Sangki’s voice sounded bewildered.
“You… How did you come in here?”
“What do you mean? Of course, I used the skill.”
“The maze of time?”
When Jinbum nodded, Sangki couldn’t even think about Jinbum’s attitude towards him but fully operated his brain instead.
‘I don’t know how he came inside…, but he must have had the key since he came in.’
‘When I used the key, normally it made a door.’
‘Jinbum seemed to be here for the first time, so I should convince him well…’
‘After letting him make the door, I leave first.’
‘Then… I can get out of here!!’
Sangki’s eyes had a great deal of zeal.
He stretched out his hand to grab Jinbum’s arm.
However, Jinbum pulled his arm out.
“Son of a…!”
Jinbum Park wasn’t the one who he used to be.
“Just talk, bitch. Don’t try to do anything stupid.”
Sangki also figured out the fact.
‘The fact that he came in here means… He has a similar skill to mine. It would be better to avoid a fight with him.’
“Just show me your left arm.”
Sangki asked politely.
‘As expected… A man should have power.’
Jinbum was deeply moved and rolled his sleeve up.
His left arm was plain and clean.
“Nothing. It was clean from the beginning.”
As soon as Sangki saw his arm, his face frowned and soon became something that was indescribable.
“You… Fucking… Useless…”
“You’re fucking useless. Useless. You, fucking useless! Fuck! Such a useless bug!!”
“What… You’re crazy.”
He did what Sangki asked for and only got all the swear words from him.
He was very unpleasant, but he didn’t have time to express his feelings.
The Minotaur smashed the street next to them with his iron club.
“W…What is that!!!”
“Well”, Sangki bitterly said while looking at the iron club being picked up.
“Welcome to the black and white world.”
When someone came into the store, people stood up instantly from their chairs.
Their eyes had so many questions and seemed to want an answer.
Kimin smiled and opened his mouth.
“I’m back safely.”
Saehyun and Sera competed to get in front of Kimin.
“I knew it, sir.”
Sera grabbed Kimin’s hands and let go of them suddenly.
Kimin smiled at them, walked slowly, and dropped down to a chair.
He wasn’t tired physically, but it felt like his mind was reaching the limit.
He had to run above a knife from the beginning.
‘It wasn’t easy to avoid getting cut.’
“Please allow me to rest for a moment.”
His eyes slightly closed.
“It’s ok to rest for a long time. You’re almost done.”
Kimin smiled while closing his eyes.
“I can’t rest too long.”
“Before the rumor about Sangki Beak’s missing spreads, I’m going to finish up the other rulers. I’m thinking about killing them within a short time.”
[ Many of the members of ‘the rulers’ were replaced. ]
[ Sangki Beak, Sunggyu Kim, Hyunjung Woo left. ]
[ A new skill user, Kimin Kim, joined the group. ]
The MC looked at the panel.
[ Mr. Kimin’s skill was very impressive. ]
[ Yes. It already has a nickname. ]
[ Oh, I heard it. Was it Jangmulabi? (TL: Jangmulabi is a receiver of stolen goods) ]
[ What thoughtless words. It’s Hammurabi. I heard that he got the nickname because he must return the compliment. ]
[ Hammurabi. Hammurabi… I like it. ]
“Now, everyone’s going to know about your skill. Is it really ok?”
“It’s ok. I can handle it.”
[ The potential characteristic, ‘Diary’, is strengthened: The limit of the number of bookmarks is deleted. ]
[ The one and only characteristic, ‘Adaptation’, is strengthened: The limit of the number of invokings is deleted. The stage of strengthening is raised. ]
[ You have received a potential characteristic, ‘Release Range’. … ]
He looked at Sera and grinned widely.
“I don’t need to think about the others anymore. I’m going to live however I want to.”
“Indeed. You have been so consistent since I met you for the first time.”
“Yea. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Blood for blood and good will for good will.”
Sera also grinned.
“When someone comes at you, you beat him up. But you’ll accept someone when he extends his hand, right?”
“That’s it. So easy, huh?”
She nodded and Kimin ended the conversation.
“Because oppa is hammurabi style.” (TL: Oppa is an older brother or when someone who’s older than a woman, she calls him oppa in Korean. )
TL: Wow, it’s over! Thank you for reading so far.
The last conversation in Korean sounded like Kimin and Sera became lovers.
It was very short but still fun. I really cheered Kimin all the time.
I’m sincerely thankful that I had a chance to translate this novel!
I’ll see you guys with other novels or webtoons later 😀