Level Up - Chapter 29: Chilseong Faction 1
Shortly after leaving the hotel, Hyun Seok noticed that there were people following him.
But if someone wants to follow Hyun Seok, they have to be much more careful than this. Hyun Seok has a much more sensitive sense than others.
‘There’s only one place to put this clumsy tail on.’
In the meantime, he recalled a few things that he had forgotten for a while due to the hectic fight in the demonic world.
Before going to the other world, he treated Ryu Hey Yeon’s mana addiction and awakened her as a player.
‘She has a talent that could even surpass her sister. So I think she must have levelled up tremendously by now.
Also, Ryu Ji Hye would have been much more advanced than her original aim as she was always so inspired by her sister.’
‘By the way, I wonder if she left the Maintenance Center or not.’ Hyun Seok thought again.
Ryu Ji Hye was originally working at the Management Center, but later became the head of the Korean Branch. Hyun Seok didn’t know at that time, but now he could guess that she did that to save her sister from death.
Perhaps she kept trying to save her sister and gradually dug deep into the Management Center.
But now, Hyun Seok has changed that future. Maybe she came out of the Management Center.
‘So what happens?’
The presence of Hyun Seok, who knows the future, will constantly stimulate the coming history.
He’s already changed one’s life. Not exactly, if someone looks at it, it’s not just one person. He knocked down the Crimson Poison and he killed a man who came to spy on him.
Choi Chang Soo and his party, they were supposed to die at the dungeon around that time but Crimson Poison wasn’t like that. Particularly, Joo Kyung Chul, the leader of Crimson Poison has survived for quite a long time and is notorious.
Hyun Seok Killed them before they got any bigger. It’s natural that the future will change because he killed them before they grew their power. If he hadn’t destroyed them, later on this little flap of wings may bring a big typhoon, but it didn’t matter right now.
And from Hyun Seok’s point of view, later means nothing. It is important to be strong right now. Hyun Seok’s real enemy was not only the Crimson Poison Guild or the Chilseong Faction. They were the one who needed to be punished properly for what they did.
This is far from enough to punish them.
“I’ll make you guilty for whatever you did.” Hyun Seok muttered with a determined look and then moved on.
But the Chilseongites were still following Hyun Seok with their clumsy tailoring skills.
* * *
Hyun Seok’s information also reached the ears of the elderly Hwang, Hwang was the ruler of the Black Market in Jongno so he had the power to get control over any information. By now Hyun Seok was discovered by both Chilseong Faction and elderly Hwang.
“Really? He finally showed up? He was first seen in a hotel? So you don’t know where he was before that?”
Hwang looked at Yang Jin Wook, the man in front of his eyes with astonishment.
“Yes, he suddenly showed up at the hotel. I think he stayed there for three days and only slept. Currently he is heading towards the Department Store now.” Yang Jin Wook replied with a polite expression as usual.
“Department Store?” Hwang confirmed.
“Yes, it seems that he’s going to buy some clothes, but…….”
“Clothes?” Old Hwang looked at Yang Jin Wook with strange eyes.
Yang Jin Wook had the same expression as usual, but there was no way that Hwang, who had seen Yang Jin Wook for more than 20 years, could not notice the subtle changes in his expression.
“Why? Are you surprised?” Hwang asked.
Yang Jin Wook shut his mouth and made a stiff face. However, he soon nodded saying yes.
“Honestly…… I’m very surprised. I didn’t expect him to appear so suddenly.” He speaks up.
“What do you think this situation means?”
“Dungeon.” The old man Hwang nodded with a satisfied smile.
“Now, what else do we have to think about there?” he asked.
“There is an individual dungeon somewhere in the middle of downtown Seoul. I think it’s…… I think it’s Gangnam.”
“Gangnam? Why do you think so?”
“I found Chae Hyun Seok at the hotel and searched around him.”
“Are you sure?”
“I can’t be 100% sure. But I’m confident about it over 70%”
Hwang nodded with a smirking expression. At this point, he was almost close to his aim.
‘But you can’t be satisfied here.’ Hwang thought so and waited for Yang Jin Wook’s next words.
“And the second is…… It’s about skill that can withstand six months in a dungeon. Chae Hyun Seok definitely has a way to solve it.” Yang Jin Wool spoke.
“Okay, what’s the value of that skill?”
“It’s unbeatable. At least we can use it as an opportunity for further research on White Hole.”
And it will also be a great help to clear the high Grade Dungeons. The higher the Grade, the greater the time required to clear the dungeon.
In addition, it was impossible to clear itself without securing a steady supply line. The problem was that in the case of Black Holes, the once-dead beasts could be reborn. Because of that, it was extremely difficult to maintain supply lines.
However, what if there is a skill that can help to survive in dungeons for a long period? Then there will be no reason to stretch the supply line for a long time.
“Jin Wook.” the old man called him kindly, Yang Jin Wook looked at the old man in surprise. However, he soon let go of his facial expression and answered softly.
It was not a paternal grandchild relationship, but the feelings the two felt for each other were more than that.
Yang Jin Wook knew better than anyone else what old Hwang thought of him. There is no one-sided relationship in the world. Yang Jin Wook also showed such extreme affection towards elderly Hwang, which was why Hwang had such a kind heart.
“I know what complaints you have whenever I do things with persimmon.”
Yang Jin Wook did not answer. That was the truth. However, he had never expressed his dissatisfaction or refused Hwang’s order.
If it put the organization in any danger the other members had the right to step forward. The current organization was not just for the elderly Hwang. It belonged to all members of the organization.
However, Yang Jin Wook did not do so because Hwang’s sense was always right.
The case of Chae Hyun Seok was a little ambiguous this time, but it was concluded like this.
“In fact, sometimes I wonder if I’m allowed to do this. Hahahaha.” Hwang broke the silence.
Yang Jin Wook looked at Hwang with a puzzled look for a moment. But soon he laughed out loud.
“By the way. Nowadays, my thoughts have changed a little. To be exact…… I’ve been like that since the dungeon came out. Spirit Stone, Mana, Player…… they didn’t exist before.”
Yang Jin Wook listened to the elderly Hwang calmly. His expression changed as he listened more to Hwang’s words.
“That’s why I’ve been thinking, my gut…… maybe it was that kind of thing.” Yang Jin Wook nodded unknowingly.
Yang Jin Wook thought that the sense of old Hwang, whose sense fits wonderfully well, may be closer to superpowers, he’s not just ordinary people.
“When I saw Chae Hyun Seok, he was shaking violently. We were never an enemy to each other.”
Yang Jin Wook replied with a big nod.
“Yes, I’ll keep that in mind. And….”
Yang Jin Wook opened his mouth to speak.
“Let’s take a broader look at the world and people.”
The old man Hwang smiled brightly and nodded.
“That’s enough. Come on, you’re busy, so get out.”
As Yang Jin Wook bowed his head and went outside. Hwang’s eyes changed, it resembles the eyes of a matchmaker who came out from the past when he was young.
“Come on, come on. Let’s see if it’s going to destroy me or revive me.”
A pleasant smile lingered around the lips of the old man Hwang.
* * *
Hyun Seok cut off his attention from those who were following him. Of course, no matter how much they tried to hide, their every single act remained in Hyun Seok’s mind, so even if they tried to do anything wrong, he could respond immediately.
Swords and levels weren’t the only thing Hyun Seok had earned from the demon world over the past six months. He had also received a lot of battle experiences.
There have been numerous one-on-one battles that he can’t even count. The demon world was like hell.
Anyway, Hyun Seok headed to the department store. He didn’t have to go back to the bank for money because he already made a card when he opened the account at the old bank.
Hyun Seok went to the department store and changed his clothes first. He had so much money that he didn’t care about the price and got clothes to wear right away.
He bought several clothes to be prepared in advance in case something happened later. He was planning to keep a separate compartment for clothes in the subspace when it will be properly organized later.
After shopping briefly and trimming his hair, Hyun Seok came out of the department store, he took a leisurely step after solving the problem.
‘There’s more surveillance.’ he took a quick look of people spying him.
The clumsy ones were the Chilseongites, and there were two more people who were very secretive and excellent tailors. Hyun Seok recognized their identity at once.
‘they were sent by the old man.’
The most talented were clearly those who were sent from the organization of old Hwang.
Of course it’s just a guess, but it’s probably not wrong. He’s known their tendencies for a long time.
‘But who are those middlemen?’ Hyun Seok noticed that there were three more people who were following him.
It’s not strange that the Chilseong Faction and the old Hwang is searching for him, they got their reasons after all.
But he couldn’t figure out why those middlemen were following him or who they worked for.
“I need to think of who it could be..….’
One of the most likely expected was the Management Center. Choo Kyung Hoon, head of the Gyeonggi Branch of the Management Center, may still be interested in him.
‘I don’t think it’s him.’ Hyun thought.
Choo Kyung Hoon predicted that Hyun Seok would have already fallen off. It’s most likely that he sold information about Hyun Seok to companies and then cut off his connection with them.
Then there’s only one left. The company that bought it’s own information from Choo Kyung Hoon.
‘Almost…… Maybe the Crimson Poison Guild?’
Hyun Seok took a quick step, identifying the followers one by one.
He tried to figure out whether it would be okay to collide with the Chilseong Faction by now.
‘First of all…… Let’s hide.’ Hyun Seok decided.
He may not know how to break down the Chilseong Faction. But that’s not what to do for now.
‘Now, let’s just give them a surprise ?’
As he thought that, Hyun Seok quickly bounced forward. It was a tremendous speed. Everyone who were spying on him we’re surprised by his sudden move.
A strange smile formed around Hyun Seok’s lips as he ran faster..