Level Up - Chapter 27: People looking for Hyun Seok
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People Looking for Hyun Seok
“Whoa! I almost died.”
Ryu Ji Hye slumped to the floor and breathed out a sigh of relief. Next to her, Ryu Hye Yeon sat side by side with a smile.
Ryu Hye Yeon was so happy to be able to move so energetically along with her sister. Even if that means to risk her life like now.
“Unnie, I think I’m on the next level again. I got a feeling.”
“Already?” Ryu Ji Hye looked at her sister with tired eyes. Ryu Hye Yeon’s talent was extraordinary. She’s been a Player only for six months, but she already almost caught up with everything so fast.
Ryu Ji Hye was furthermore a genius talent. She has worked hard along with her sister and exceeded 50 levels.
It was unbelievable that such a talent like Ryu Hye Yeon was lying in bed waiting for the day to die.
‘Maybe… it’s even better living like this.’
Her mindset itself was desperate because she had always lived with death and guilt. And the desperation is to keep watering and fertilizing the flower of her talent.
Ryu Hye yeon saw the tiredness in her sister’s eyes, she hastily wrapped her arms around Ryu Ji Hye and stated something charmingly.
“Oh, don’t look at me with that kind of eyes. …I’m indeed capable now. If we do the level test this time, I think it’ll be level 43. I’m no longer a person to seek at with such a pitiful eye.”
Ryu Hye Yeon laughed while saying that. She was already attractive, but with such a beaming smile, she could mesmerize any men or women. Even her sister couldn’t resist her beauty.
“No, I didn’t feel sympathetic for you. Do these eyes look like that? This is jealousy, jealousy!”
Ryu Hye Yeon smiled serenely at the word jealousy.
“Hahaha! Feel free to be jealous. Now I’m a person who gives envy to someone. In the past, I was the one being always envious.”
Ryu Ji Hye felt sorry for her again. This time she couldn’t hold it in and stroked her younger sister’s hair.
“My sister’s grown up so much now. I don’t need to hold your hands anymore.”
“Hey, that’s not true. I still need you for another 10 years. I don’t think my sister’s going to meet a good guy in three years and even if you found one, won’t you be going to look after me?”
Ryu Hye Yeon smiled and rubbed her cheek against Ryu Ji Hye’s chest.
“I’m not. I’m going to live with you forever.”
“I don’t like it! I’m going to meet a good man and live in a small home with both of you!”Ryu Ji Hye answered to her sister.
She suddenly remembered someone after completing her words. She left the Dungeon Management Center because of him and was able to spend her rest of life with happiness, thanks to him.
But he hasn’t even contacted her in the past six months.
‘I don’t know even if he’s dead or alive.’ Ryu Ji Hye’s face became sullen thinking about him.
Ryu Hye Yeon tried to cheer up her sister and hugged her tightly.
“Unnie, do you think of him?” she asked Ryu Ji Hye.
“No, why should I think about him?”
“Really? I think about it every day.”
“What?” Ryu Ji Hye looked at her sister in surprise.
She saw Ryu Hye Yeon’s playful smirk.
“Is this little girl teasing her sister?”
“Hey! I’m not teasing you. I really think about him every day. So…”
“So?” Ryu Ji Hye raised her eyebrows.
“I asked someone to find out about him.” Ryu Ji Hye’s expression hardened at the words.
“What does that mean? Tell me exactly and in detail.”
Ryu Hye Yeon got nervous by her sister’s sudden change in attitude.
“Uh, unnie.” Ryu Ji Hye nodded her head to Ryu Hye Yeon.
“I’m not getting curious. It’s just important to know. What did u do? How did you do that?”
Ryu Hye Yeon asked in a crawling voice.
“So. You know that old man back then.”
“Grandpa?” Ryu Ji Asked.
“That…I met him in Jongno……”Ryu Hye Yeon said in a small voice.
Ryu Ji Hye’s eyes have grown bigger. Ryu Hye Yeon noticed who she met.
“Hwang, old man? Why would he? No, how could he?”
Ryu Hye Yeon hurriedly added, as if she knew Ryu Ji Hye’s question.
“He gave me his number then and told me to Call him if I have any questions.”
Ryu Ji Hye looked at her sister with absurd eyes. Ryu Hye Yeon crouched at the sight.
“I didn’t even know who he was, so I thought it was just. I heard he is very famous here. You said that. So…”
Although Ryu Ji Hye was looking absurdly, what could she even do to something that had already happened.
“So what did he say?” A small expectation arose in Ryu Ji Hye’s eyes while asking the question.
“So, what did you say?
* * *
“He’s really hiding. He didn’t fly abroad, did he? Hwang asked his man about Hyun Seok.
“I don’t think so. I’ve reached out to all the smuggling rings, but there’s no sign of it going over there.”
It was impossible to disappear for such a long time without any trace, it means that he was in Korea.
“Is there something wrong with our intelligence?”
“No, it’s not. We’ve grown so fast recently that there’s no one that could match us in the field of collecting information.”
Old Hwang frowned. When all this information was put together, it comes down to only one conclusion.
“No way… He didn’t die in the dungeon, did he?”
“I don’t know. I think that’s most likely.”
“No way… He would never lose so easily.”He shook his head in confusion.
Hwang looked at the man in front of him with his eyes glistening.
“How are the Chilseongs doing these days?”
“They’re definitely persistent. We’re keeping a track of what they are doing and employing it for our information too.”
“Really? Well, he’s definitely not that easy. Keep an eye on Kang Joong Tae. Don’t forget to be careful.”
The man bowed politely with a smile. However, the smile was unpleasant.
They also need to deal with the Chilseongites. It couldn’t be easy to establish a confrontation with the Chilseong faction.
For six months, Chae Hyun Seok’s information was organized, hidden, and erased. Unintentionally it had also made a great loss to the Chilseong Faction too, which is still unknown to the Chilseongites.
If the damage was converted into money, it could not be even calculated.
‘Old man, I think the old man’s gut is wrong this time.’the man who presented the report thought.
Of course, no matter how far the organization goes in the wrong direction, the man could not violate the order of the old man Hwang.
But someday a time will come, when the old man Hwang will have to stop working. When Hwang will be ahead of anyone else, claiming more power than anyone else, he has to leave his work and give his position to someone else. He is getting old anyways.
‘I’m sure you’ll understand.’
That was one of the reasons why the man followed old Hwang for more than 20 years.
* * *
“How are the new ones doing?” Kang Joong Tae’s asked.
“It’s not that great.” Kim Sang Woo answered nervously.
“Tsk tsk, the Crimson Poison were better.”
Not that Crimson Poison Guild was great, but Joo Kyung Chul, the master of Crimson Poison Guild was great.
The Crimson Poison Guild was made and raised by Joo Kyung Chul alone. But since he disappeared, there was no one to fulfil a pivotal role.
Although Kang Joong Tae is investing a lot of money to recruit new Players, he has been struggling because it’s not easy to find one at a short period of time.
“We don’t have much time. The amount of money is awful, but I don’t know when it’ll burst. So you have to prepare in advance.”
“I’ll keep that in mind, hyung.” Kim Sang Woo answered.
“Yes, by the way…what happened to him? You still haven’t found him?”Kang Joong Tae asked about Joo Kyung Chul.
“No, but I’m trying hard, hyung.”
“Hmm… It’s taking too long, but…How’s Jongno doing? Are you still looking after Hyun Seok too?”
“Yes, I’ve looked into it a little bit more, and I think he asked Jongno to do this.”
“Request? How much money did he spend to get a commission on us for six months? Our damage was large, but it also caused loss to Jongno, isn’t it?”
“Yes, that’s right. The loss was bigger than ours. I guess. He probably lost a lot of money.”
“But there’s something unclear.” Kang Joong Tae thought about something for a while and soon shook his head.
“You said you thought you were looking for Chae Hyun Seok, too?”
“Yes, I’m not revealing it, I’m doing it secretly, but the circumstances are clear.”
After six months of fierce fighting with Jongno’s intelligence organization over information, the intelligence power of the Chilseong Faction has also increased considerably.
“Jongno’s inspiration is still recognized by the intelligence community. It’s the best in Korea. But they said they hadn’t found them in six months. What do you think this means?”
Kim Sang Woo answered instantly. It was something he had been thinking about for a long time, but there was no command to utter about it, so he remained it to himself.
“This is exactly what I’m going to do if I die in Dungeon, hyung.” He spoke again.
“Or live six months in the dungeon. Do you think that’s even possible?”
Kim Sang Woo thought for a while and carefully opened his mouth.
“That’s… I heard it was White Hole. I don’t think it’s possible at all.”
“White Hole…Uh, you said there was no sign of him entering the Dungeon Management Center, right?
“That means…Uh, he went into a separate dungeon and that also a White Hole? Have you ever heard of a separate White Hole?”
“None.” Kim Sang Woo answered.
“Fold it.” Kang Joong Tae ordered.
“Stop looking for Chae Hyun seok or whatever.”
“Well, can I, hyung?” Kim Sang Woo confirmed.
“Instead, don’t reveal it.”
Kim Sang Woo looked as if he didn’t understand what Kang Joong Tae meant to say.
“Don’t let Jongno know that we have stopped collecting information about Chae Hyun Seok. It still has to look like we’re looking for him.”
“Oh! I see what you mean. Then I’ll do it right away, sir.”
Kang Joong Tae shook his hand with an annoyed face.
When Kim Sang Woo bowed and left, his look, which seemed to be annoyed and disappointed earlier, turned into a cold and creepy face.
“You’re going to have to pay for screwing me up like this. The old man’s going to have his throat cut soon.”
* * *
A long dark hallway with no light. Nothing could be seen even if someone’s in the middle of this hallway.
A weak light began to shine from the end of the dark hallway. The place where the light came out was a White Vortex.
The light coming from the Vortex, which was also the entrance to the White Dungeon, was actually a sign that the entrance was opening.
It shines this bright only when someone comes out or goes into the dungeon.
The light grew stronger and stronger as someone came out of the Vortex.
Lumps of light sprang up on the ceiling of the hallway. The whole hall turned bright. The man from the Vortex, Hyun Seok slowly looked around.
Hyun Seok looked very haggard. The clothes he was wearing now appeared as rags.
Then Hyun Seok scratched his head.
“Is this place Gangnam? I don’t think I can go around like this.”
Hyun Seok’s face turned red from embarrassment. If someone goes to Gangnam naked, they will be able to become famous.
Hyun Seok doesn’t like gaining attention like this.
“Is there anything I can wear?”
Hyun Seok searched through the subspace list but couldn’t find anything useful.
His face becomes more intense from embarrassment.
Anyway, Hyun Seok came back after six months from the demonic world.