In order to make Jeol Young-gaek a subordinate, it was necessary to first allow him to escape from the eyes of the envoys.
Even if they escorted him to the Murim Alliance’s headquarters as originally planned, there was no way to get him out later.
Therefore, I took advantage of the opportunity when the attention of middle-class people was focused on Tang Sang-jin’s ‘Mancheonhwa Rain (滿天花雨)’.
He cut the iron rope connected to the handcuffs that were restraining Jeolyeong-gaek, and blew the earth wind, releasing the ban on internal energy.
Of course, Jeolyeong-gaek was told in advance.
[I will take the opportunity and release you from detention. Run away.]
[Flee from the envoys’ eyes and go to Sacheon. If you wait at the location I designated, I will send someone.]
[Can you trust me?]
[I do. That the warrior’s desire for revenge is real.]
[……It’s not like you don’t know. The branch leader is also my enemy.]
[Are you saying that because you think I sent my favorite subordinates to their deaths?]
[I thought you would have realized this by now, but you seem to be less tactful than I thought. ]
[What are you talking about?]
[No matter how much the warrior was dispatched to the outside world, it would be unnatural for him not to notice the death of his family even after a year. What if Musa is a person who is indifferent to his family?]
[This is just my guess, but there are probably people who have periodically relayed news to Musa about his family. Those who spread fake news that their families were safe and well. Isn’t that right?]
[Looking at the reaction, it seems like my prediction was correct.] [Are
you saying that the dead subordinates were in the same company as the Assassins?]
[The one who assigned them to the warrior in the first place ? Isn’t the character a murderer? It would be natural to think that way.]
[That can’t be true. These are people who have been with me through life and death and hardships for a long time.]
[Do you really think that is not the case? If you think about it realistically, it doesn’t make sense. Those who regularly relayed messages about the family’s safety do not know the truth of the incident.]
[Stop admitting it. [The warrior had been acting like a clown, with his eyes and ears blocked by those around him.]
Once locked in Meng’s underground prison, a prisoner could never breathe the outside air.
No matter how much I accumulated merit and raised my status, it was impossible to steal a prisoner from prison.
Because there is no justification.
‘I was worried about how to make it run away naturally.’
Thanks to the assassin who made a surprise attack, things were resolved easily.
I don’t know who the person behind it was, but they did something I was very thankful for.
Of course, it was an act that required some degree of risk.
If the Jeolyeonggaek disobeys my instructions and disappears instead of going to Sacheon, there would be no such trouble.
‘Well, that’s unlikely.’
However, I thought that possibility was low.
If Jeolyeong-gaek wasn’t an idiot, he would have known.
What is the most efficient way to achieve revenge?
“Damn it! You probably haven’t gotten far yet! If we disperse the personnel and pursue it…”
I calmly shook my head and stopped the very excited Hwang Bo-kyung.
Hwang Bo-kyung looked back at me with a disapproving expression and asked.
“The situation is different from when we were tracking the location of the demon cultists before. You saw it too, Elder. “An assassin attacked me, aiming for my life.”
“It is dangerous to disperse people and search the area in a situation like this.”
Everyone except Hwang Bo-kyung nodded in agreement.
There was no other reason why he let the fleeing bandits go without chasing them.
I couldn’t ignore the sympathy that arose during my stay in the Beast Palace.
There was a need to be careful, at least until we reached the central plain.
As the tide waned, Hwang Bo-kyung reluctantly withdrew her argument.
Yang Ho-Gon, the elder of the Xinchang Yang family, looked down at the shattered cart and clicked his tongue.
“It’s going to take a while just to clean up after myself. “I can’t leave all these precious things behind.”
The cart was filled with Namman’s specialties that had been received from Hui Ga-won, a soldier of the Yasu Palace.
They were currently spread all over the ground.
“It’s a pain in the ass. “It would be work to collect and transport them one by one.”
“I guess it’s right for young people to do this kind of work.”
The gaze of the middle class people turned to some late exponents.
The absurdities arising from age and distribution tend to shine more brightly in situations like this.
Of course, no one paid attention to the injured person and the woman, Seoyeon Dang.
Instantly, Changin Dojang’s face distorted.
He seemed to be quite unhappy with the current situation.
As a disciple of the Jeomchang Sect, where could he have received such treatment?
Hwang Bo-kyung clapped her hands and settled the situation.
“Nothing good will come from delaying any longer. Let’s get organized and move quickly. “It would be a good idea to go to a nearby tribe and get a new cart.”
* * *
After a long journey, we finally arrived in Yunnan.
“It would be enough if I brought you here. “I guess we’ll just have to go.”
“Thank you so much.”
“What? It’s all done for money. “I also enjoyed being able to have a different experience.”
Saying goodbye to Daejeon Temple Mujincheon.
The delegation stopped by a proper guest house to rest for the first time in a long time.
Wash your body, change your clothes, and fill your stomach with expensive food.
Vitality bloomed on the faces of the group who were exhausted from the arduous journey.
Hwang Bo-kyung put down her drink on the table and drew a satisfied smile on her lips.
I felt excited about eating Joongwon food for the first time in a long time.
After finishing my bath and entering the restaurant, I burst into laughter.
I’ve never seen that nervous old man look so bright.
I asked, sitting down across from him.
“Do you like it that much?”
“I like it. I don’t know how long it’s been since I last had a proper meal. “I just don’t like the food that barbarians eat.”
“The mission is not over yet. “I don’t remember lifting the ban on alcohol.”
“Don’t be too tight. “Nowadays, there is nothing particularly dangerous.”
“That’s true, but…”
“Do you think I’ll lose control if I drink some of this? And didn’t you often have drinks with key figures from Southern Mandarin, using your position as the representative of the mission?”
“…I’ll just look at it this once.”
“Being condescending about something that doesn’t matter. Would you like to have a drink too?”
“I am okay.”
“Don’t hesitate, just take it. “I also want to ask you something.”
-Why did you let Jeolyeonggaek go?
An electric sound came out of nowhere.
My eyes widened at the unexpected question.
I never would have thought that Hwang Bo-kyung would have known that.
-How did you know?
-How do you know? I saw you freeing Jeolyounggaek from his bonds. I was keeping a close eye on him because I thought he was up to something.
I narrowed my brows and tilted my head.
I was watching because I thought there was a plan.
Did I act that way?
Suddenly, Hwang Bo-kyung’s reaction at that time flashed through my mind.
[Damn it! You probably haven’t gotten far yet! If we disperse the number of people and pursue them…]
‘Was what you saw at that time just acting?’
I couldn’t easily accept the situation, knowing that Hwang Bo-kyung, no one else, hid my mistake.
Hwang Bo-kyung filled an empty glass with alcohol and handed it to me and asked.
-What are you planning to do by stealing Jeolyeong’s guests?
-Did you recruit him to take revenge on the Demonic Cult?
-Did you think I didn’t know? I already knew the reason you joined. Did you say it was to take revenge on Wolhwajang, who was exterminated by the Demonic Cult in the past?
I had a blank expression for a moment.
Why is Wolhwajang suddenly appearing here?
Only after some time had passed was I able to understand the meaning of Hwang Bo-kyung’s words.
A conversation I had with the leader in the past came to mind.
[That’s why I’m asking. What do you want to achieve in the future? Are you dreaming of the rebirth of your family, or are you seeking revenge on the Demonic Cult?] [I am
not wishing for Wolhwajang to be rebuilt.] [
Then are you seeking revenge on the Demonic Cult?]
Hugely When I remembered the image of the leader losing his footing, I couldn’t help but burst into laughter.
Hwang Bo-kyung This old fox also had a surprisingly fierce side.
Others may think this is a sharp guess, but in reality, I was not a survivor of Wolhwajang or anything.
-I will keep this a secret.
-Are you sure?
-If I had intended to expose it in the first place, I would have aimed for the moment when you freed Jeolyounggaek from his restraints.
-Don’t worry. I have no intention of doing anything that would harm my skin.
It goes without saying, but if Hwang Bo-kyung criticized me for my mistakes, I would put my flippers out and say I never did anything like that.
In that case, a muddy fight was bound to break out as there was no clear evidence.
-I just wish you could tell me the reason. From what I’ve seen, at least you weren’t the type of person who would do something like that without a reason.
After thinking for a moment, I eventually nodded.
I thought that keeping quiet here wouldn’t mean much.
When Hwang Bo-gyeong told the story about Jeolyeong-gaek, his family, and the murderous ghost, Ichae looked young.
– So, you were thinking of taking advantage of Jeol Young-gaek’s situation and taking him under your command?
-This is ridiculous. Isn’t this too easy a thought?
-I decided it was worth the risk.
-Well, you are the one who did this, so you must take responsibility.
-Of course I intend to.
-Remember that. You owe me.
-Oh, and you have to pay for the drinks.
He was truly an old man who could not let down his guard.
I smiled bitterly and drank my drink to quench my thirst.
* * *
Two days later.
The delegation arrived at its primary destination, Yunnan Branch.
Zhuge Wen, head of the Yunnan branch, ran out on a beoseonbal to greet the group.
“Long time no see. “Branch manager.”
“I’m glad you came back safely.”
“Everyone is exhausted from the long journey. “I would appreciate it if you could consider allowing me to get enough rest.”
After a brief exchange of greetings, the group, guided by the branch leaders, entered the lodgings and undressed.
I took Damun and Woo Hwayeon to the personal office of the head of the Yunnan branch and told them what had happened.
“So, in addition to signing a non-aggression pact, you also brought the palace lord’s wife with you?”
“Then this small saucer….”
“Yes. “I am a princess who inherited the blood of the Beast Princess.”
Zhuge Yuan looked at Yu Hwayeon’s face and mine in disbelief.
It seemed like he had never thought that he would have completed his mission so perfectly.