Chapter 125: Mission (5)
As if they had been waiting, a group of soldiers attacked him. They were soldiers the Saber God placed there to protect his son.
But Yeon-woo already realized their presence and lightly used Shunpo to escape them, and simultaneously used Heaven Wing Mana Control to input magic power into Vigrid.
He swung it around lighting up Holy Fire along the knife’s edge.
A series of soft explosions split the air and their head exploded.
It was a neat strike. The mercenaries who had been looking on widened their eyes.
They knew what type of soldiers the Saber God would have placed there. And so they couldn’t believe it when Yeon-woo took care of them so easily. He looked stronger than an average semi ranker.
But in a way, that was to be expected. He had absorbed the power of Four Legendary Beasts at once, and he had almost finished his Draconic Body.
With his Eight Extreme Fists and Heaven Wing Mana Control improved, it would be weirder if he wasn’t that powerful.
Yeon-woo carelessly looked away and entered the 13th room. Beyond the burnt black corpses, there was another door inside. He flung it open. And at that moment, a scent entered his nose.
Laplace hummed a song and entered through a portal.
The gazes of multiple Guardians turned towards him, but they just turned back towards their jobs thinking he was being himself again.
The Laplace they knew was always in that state of excitement, and his subordinates struggled because of it often.
When he was excited, it was better to just avoid his eyes.
Laplace walked past the Guardians into his own office. But as soon as he did, he stopped humming.
Instead, he narrowed his eyes at the person who was sitting in his chair.
“Yvlke. What are you doing here?”
If Lapalace had to pick the one person in the world he struggled with most, that would be Yvlke.
Yvlke pushed his glasses up and lightly chuckled.
“Ohyohyo. I was passing by. Our Laplace’s office was here. So I came. And I heard a fun rumor.”
Laplace internally tsked. That old geezer. He would never skip over things.
There were rumors he didn’t interfere with business outside of the tutorial and the beginner’s sections. But it seemed like Yvlke had eyes everywhere.
The old man that didn’t take interest in anything. The old man who didn’t blink an eye when something big happened. Why was he interested in this?
Laplace had to hide his emotions and calmly fix his face.
So that monocle wouldn’t catch anything suspicious.
And then Yvlke slowly opened his mouth.
“I heard some demon was interested in the lower floors, and our fellow Laplace was involved. Can I ask what you think of this?”
It was a familiar scent to Yeon-woo.
Many of the people he had dealt with in Africa were a part of an opium ring.
And he had caught several of his subordinates getting drugs and kicked them out.
Then, with the sound of a door sliding open, a teenage boy stuck his head out holding his chest.
“Hm? Who are you mister? I’ve never seen you before. Hehehe. Well, it doesn’t matter. What about girls? Did you bring some? These are too boring now. Change them for me.”
The room was a mess. Like there had been some sex party, there were one naked man and multiple naked women. And the women didn’t look like they were completely in their right minds yet, looking groggily around.
The heavy white smoke in the room was an indicator of how much drugs they had taken.
A skinny figure. Dark circles. And a loose expression. His features were well-defined. It was familiar to Yeon-woo. Because he looked exactly like Saber God.
The only child of the Saber God.
“Huh? Fuck. Mister, do you not hear me? Why don’t I see any girls? What’s this? You didn’t bring any?”
Hanbin looked Yeon-woo up and down like he didn’t like him.
Yeon-woo ignored him and slowly entered the room. And he crouched to observe the condition of the girl.
The girl that would’ve been quite pretty was drooling with her eyes not focused. There were multiple signs of struggle on her body.
“You tied her up and forced her into it. And you made her take the drugs too. Did you kidnap her or something?”
Yeon-woo’s cold gaze turned towards the door. The frantic priests and apostles had come running.
Their faces were pale.
“W, Wait, there’s an explanation…..!”
“Block the door so no one can enter.”
“Just a chance!”
The mercenaries kicked the apostles that were trying to enter. They growled like they were going to cut them with their swords any moment.
Before, they didn’t strike, because they probably didn’t feel too comfortable attacking the temple. But now, they didn’t hold back. They didn’t feel the need too.
Unless you were a fool, you could easily tell what had happened here.
There were torturing devices and signs of intercourse everywhere, and looking at the marks left on the girls, it was easy to see what had happened.
Even if they were mercenaries who stopped at nothing to get what they wanted. There was still a line they didn’t cross.
“Hey! The fuck are you! Why are you touching my stuff? Do you wanna die? Huh?”
Despite the situations, Hanbin just shouted at Yeon-woo, not realizing what was happening.
“Bring him here.”
The senior officers of Team 2, Dylan, and June forcefully Hanbin out.
His face fell.
“ACkkk! Let go! Let me go! Do you know who I am….!”
Hanbin continued to scream and fainted when a hand hit the back of his head.
Yeon-woo lightly shook his hand in the middle of the air.
Holy Fire burned up all the white smoke in the room and sucked up the effects of the drugs in the girls’ bodies.
‘Saber God. His love for his son made him blind.’
He could somewhat guess what happened here.
Hanbin had to struggle throughout his entire life because of his disability. And the easiest way to escape from that was drugs.
Obviously, as his resistance to the drugs increased, he had to keep on increasing his intake.
And after that, he had probably turned to sex to feel high. Kidnapping or human trafficking had most likely followed.
Even the Skuld temple wouldn’t have been able to interfere.
It was the Saber God’s son they were talking about. They didn’t know what might happen to them if they refused to listen to his orders, so they probably had to keep on hiding this atrocity.
But where did these girls come from? If they got them from outside, there would’ve been rumors, so they had probably used believers of the goddesses.
‘A temple that uses its followers as sex slaves. Crazy bastards.’
They were colluding with Hanbin. They might’ve used the fact that the Three Norns couldn’t physically interfere to do this.
He made sure the girls woke up, and he left with the mercenaries in tow. Hanbin followed, bouncing up and down on Dylan’s back.
The priests and apostles trembled looking at the situation.
He could see believers of the religion shouting at them like the news about what happened in that room had already spread.
The High Priest was glaring at Yeon-woo.
Since he fell from a high position all the way to the bottom. Word of what happened here was definitely going to spread to the rest of the Tower now.
The reputation of the Three Norns would also fall.
But Yeon-woo knew that the reputation of Saber God and Cheonghwado would fall along with them, so he smiled.
The High Priest glowered, thinking Yeon-woo was laughing at him.
Yeon-woo ignored him and ripped the ticket.
Soon, as he passed through the red portal with the rest of the mercenaries, the familiar 11th floor base of Red Dragon came to view.
“Hyungnim, you’re here? I can tell you’ve made a big mess again!”
Edora and Phante, who had been waiting for him, stood up.
Bahal, who had also been waiting in a corner, slowly stood up.
With an amused face, he came towards Yeon-woo. His gaze was fixed on the Hanbin, who was on the senior soldier’s back.
“Is it this guy?”
“Clearly. He looks exactly like the Saber God. If he gets some wrinkles, he could pass for the Saber God! Haha!”
If you knew the Saber God, you would immediately think of him upon seeing Hanbin’s face.
To get this card without lifting a finger. He felt refreshed.
‘Meeting Cain this year was my greatest luck. I was doubting it, but to think this trump card would come my way.’
The Summer Queen was looking for a replacement because her Dragon Heart was broken. To lure Leonte, no, the stone out, he had to do things meticulously. And so actually, he had a plan. He reported it to the Summer Queen, and barely got her approval.
‘If I’m right, Leonte’s stone was incomplete. If there was a way to complete it, even that suspicious bastard would come running.’
And he had already secretly prepared the materials to finish the stone.
He was going to “accidentally” let the information slip, and lure Leonte out. Since his obsession with the stone wasn’t normal.
But there was a flaw in his plan. Leonte suspected the Red Dragon and Bahal, so before he checked the materials for himself, he wouldn’t do anything drastic.
So he was trying to find something to move him. And the Saber God’s son fell in his lap.
The Saber God was enough to push Leonte to pull the stone out.
Since he had his son, the Saber God would be Bahal’s marionette.
Of course, he could throw his son away and choose Cheonghwado.
But Bahal knew that wasn’t going to happen. If the single-minded Saber God was willing to share his magic to protect his son, his obsession for his son definitely surpassed his obsession with his clan and martial arts.
“Let’s wake him up first.”
The senior soldier who had been waiting for his command slapped Hanbin’s face twice.
Red markings were left on his face.
Hanbin shot his eyes open and came to attention.
He wasn’t able to judge the situation with a bunch of strangers, and he began to shout,
“I’m gonna tell my dad and he’s gonna kill….!”
But Hanbin wasn’t able to finish.
The moment his eyes met Bahal’s, his consciousness that wasn’t completely woken up yet because of the drugs snapped back to normalcy.
And the first emotion he felt was fear. He instinctively knew. The person in front of him was someone who could kill him like he was an ant. Even his father, who was among the strongest in the Tower, wouldn’t be able to deal with him easily.
Then he opened his eyes to his surroundings. The flag they had above their heads. It was the symbol of the Red Dragon.
He was in the middle of enemy territory.
“So you’re a little similar to your dad in that you can read people. You’re not completely retarded.”
Bahal saw Hanbin’s fear-stricken face and laughed. So he really was that beast’s kid.
“Since you’re pretty quick to understand, you probably know what I’m about to do. Right?”
Bahal had a violent smile on his face.
“First, let’s go with your pinky finger on your left hand. How’s that?”
Yeon-woo just silently looked at Bahal. With this, the oil was poured. Now. It was time for the fire to spread.
“O, Oh my! H, Hanbin!”
When the Saber God heard the news that Red Dragon had destroyed Skuld’s temple, he thought the sky was falling on him.
The woman that had approached him when he thought he wasn’t going to have any women in his entire lifetime. His son was the only remnant of her he had.
And that son was taken. And by his enemy, Red Dragon.
He wanted to find his son, but because he didn’t know where he was, he had to twiddle his thumbs.
He was planning on going wherever, taking his iron box with him. He was even ready to give his life up.
But. The moment he went to get his iron box. Inside the tent he was staying, there was a tiny box. Along with an anonymous letter.
If you want to find your son. Bring the ‘stone.’
A letter with just one sentence.
He didn’t know what it meant, but Saber God’s head went blank.
With a shaking hand, he opened the box. And inside, there was something he never could’ve imagined to be there.
A pinky finger that looked like it was his son’s.
For the first time in his life, the Saber God shrieked in horror.