The Iron-Blooded Demon Lord (Seogunak).
The fourth disciple of the Demonic Cult.
One of the main culprits that drove me to death in my past life.
I never thought we would meet again in this way, in a place like this.
After receiving Seo Ho-seon’s report, I thought he was definitely dead.
[Are you sure that the Iron Blood Demon is dead?]
[I’m sure. Not only did he suffer serious injuries that could not be saved even if Daera Shinseon came, but he was also poisoned by the Seven Soul Poison…] [
In the end, doesn’t this mean that he was unable to confirm his death with his own eyes?] [
I understand what you are worried about, but There is no way that even one Iron Blood Demon is alive. It was in such a serious condition that even if left alone, he would not have been able to survive and would have died. He probably knew that too, which is why he brought out Donggwijin’s number.]
A laugh escaped his lips.
What is the serious injury that cannot be saved even if Daera Shinseon comes?
He’s alive and well right in front of me like this.
‘No, maybe it’s wrong to say I’m fine.’
In my memories, the Iron Blood Demon was not such a skinny weakling.
Right now, he couldn’t even feel an ounce of magical energy, let alone his massive fighting spirit.
What’s more, it’s like he’s hiding behind a woman and watching me.
‘It looks like he lost his dantian.’
It didn’t take long to understand the situation.
To briefly summarize the speculations that came to mind, it was as follows.
When the artificial ruins that attracted the attention of Guizhou Wulin collapsed last fall.
Seo Gun-ak, who fought against the group led by Dang Sang-jin who entered the ruins, miraculously survived despite being severely injured.
However, due to the aftereffects of the injury, he was no longer able to use martial arts.
‘If you think about it that way, the front and back fit together perfectly.’
There was no way for the demon cultists to return to their lives after their lives as warriors had ended.
The Demonic Cult is a world of strong self-respect.
It was a place where disciples of the Demonic Cult who had been reduced to ordinary people were seen as nothing more than easy prey to bite.
Seogunak, who somehow managed to escape from the artificial ruins, must have given up on returning to the Demonic Cult’s headquarters and made up his mind to break up with his subordinates and flee to Guangxi.
Then, he met the wife of the Hongwon family and decided to settle down here.
‘Things are going interestingly.’
I glanced at the woman who was pointing a sword at me with a very nervous face and rubbed my chin.
She probably doesn’t know that the man she’s protecting is the fourth disciple of the demonic cult leader.
If I knew, I wouldn’t have been able to show such a confident attitude.
‘It is not difficult to receive new recruits from the Western Army.’
If they went to the head of the family, revealed his identity, and put pressure on him using Maeng’s name, they could easily take over.
However, that method left many things to be desired.
Isn’t he the enemy who drove me to death in my past life?
I couldn’t be satisfied with just putting him in the underground prison.
Suddenly, such a thought passed through my mind.
‘Couldn’t we take advantage of this situation?’
I could tell just by looking at it.
The relationship between the woman in front of me and the Iron Blood Demon was not normal.
I thought that if I made good use of the relationship between the two, it might be possible to manipulate Western military evil as I wanted.
Even though he was rotten, he was a disciple who continued the progress of the Demon Cultist.
Although he lost his martial arts skills, the usefulness of a man named Seogunak was infinite.
After gathering my thoughts, I raised both hands above my head as if to express that I had no hostility.
He then sent a warning message to Seogunak.
-I’d like to have a chat alone. Could you please prepare a place for me?
-If you refuse, I will go straight to Lord Hongwon.
Seogunak, who was conflicted with his eyes furrowed, sighed deeply.
He spoke to the daughter of the Hongwon family in a very cracked voice.
“Sozer. “Put away your sword.”
“The opponent is Cheonryong, a renowned expert in the 100’s. “Sojeo is not someone who can handle this.”
“And you don’t have to worry. He and I are spherical. “It seems like he came all the way to Ye because he had something to tell me.”
“If you have something to talk about, all you have to do is ask the head of the family for permission and set up a formal meeting. “Rather than resort to such coercive methods.”
“Sozer. “Please make room.”
“Please. Please do as I say just this once.”
As I was watching the two people arguing, I looked slightly surprised.
I can’t believe that Seogunak, who is famous for his unyielding personality, would bow down to a woman much younger than himself.
What on earth has happened so far that has caused such a change in personality?
The woman, who was looking down at the back of Seogunak’s head with her lips tightly bitten, jerked and turned the bird.
She opened the door, looked back at me with venomous eyes, and said.
“If anything goes wrong with Confucius, I will never forgive you.”
“Do not worry. What you are worried about will not happen. “I just came here to talk.”
The door closed and a heavy silence fell.
I pulled out a chair and sat down across from Seogunak.
I didn’t forget to spread my energy membrane and cover the entire room.
“This is my first time seeing it in person.”
The first to speak was Seogunak.
I tilted my head and belatedly realized that what he said was right and nodded.
Come to think of it, this was the first time I came face to face with the current Iron Blood Demon.
“There must be something you want from me, right?”
“What do you mean by that all of a sudden?”
“Don’t be nervous. “Isn’t there a reason why you didn’t reveal my identity even though you knew it?”
Should we really call it the Iron Blood Demon Army?
His situational judgment was quite excellent.
Thanks to this, I felt like the story could proceed quickly.
“What is your relationship with the wife of the Hong Won family?”
“…She has nothing to do with me.”
“Do you think a lie like that would work?”
“It looks like there is some affection between the man and the woman. I wonder what will happen if I go to the head of the Hongwon family and reveal their true identity.”
“Please keep everything about me a secret. “Please.”
The Iron Blood Demon hit the table with his forehead.
I laid my head on my clasped hands and sneered.
“You seem quite desperate. “Why are you already scared at the thought of being escorted to the headquarters of the Meng and being thrown into prison?”
“It’s not like that.”
“I wish I could, but it’s not because I don’t want to make Hong Won’s wife feel betrayed.”
“Not even that.”
“I can assure you. Even if you reveal my identity, she will protect me.”
“I want to avoid a situation where she is harmed because of me. So…”
I was so embarrassed that I couldn’t speak.
I began to doubt whether the man sitting across from me was really the Iron Blood Demon I knew.
What on earth has happened so far that people have changed so much?
“If you have such great feelings for her, why didn’t you leave the family a long time ago?”
“I guess I didn’t know this day would come.”
“I thought I should too. But I couldn’t lose my footing. “What can I do when I feel discouraged even though I know it won’t work?”
“It’s funny. “Before, I would laugh at men who were distracted by women’s tears and err in their judgment, but I can’t do that anymore.”
A wry smile appeared on Seogunak’s face as he raised his head.
I had a strange feeling.
It was the first time I had seen him make an expression like that in both his past and present lives.
I thought that perhaps the loss of Mine’s unique impulses after losing martial arts may have had an effect on the change in personality.
‘Well, is this a good thing from my perspective?’
There was nothing wrong with me if the relationship between the daughter of the Hongwon family and Seogunak was deep.
This means that it is easy to grasp and shake the weak points.
“great. “I’ll keep it a secret.”
“What do you ask for in return?”
“In the future, you will have to follow whatever I tell you to do.”
“one thing. “I will only place one condition.”
“I don’t think they are in a position to say anything disappointing.”
“No matter how you treat me, I won’t complain. Even if you ask me to stab my teacher in the back and stab the executioners in the back, I will accept it without a word. Instead, please make sure that the Hongwon family is not harmed in any way.”
“Isn’t it a particularly difficult request to grant?”
“All right. “I promise.”
“There is no reason to thank them.”
He briefly dismissed it and got up from his seat.
All missions were accomplished.
There was no more conversation to be had with him.
‘It’s a shame.’
If the Iron Blood Demon had memories of his past life, he would have been able to vent his anger by citing benevolence.
As I opened the door and savored my appetite, the daughter of the Hongwon family, who had been pressing her ear to the wall, looked back at me in surprise.
I put a soft smile on my face and gestured toward the inside of the room.
The woman hurriedly ran into the room and looked at Seogunak’s condition, making a fuss.
While I was staring at that scene, I walked out of the temple at a leisurely pace.
‘I turned into a villain quite unintentionally.’
* * *
I went to Damun that way and told him what had happened in the palace.
After hearing the whole story, Damun laughed and asked back.
“So, the Hongwon family was protecting the Iron Blood Demon Army?”
“They say I don’t know anything about people, but I never thought that a disciple of the Demonic Cult would be having an affair with the late Jisoo of the Baekdo Martial Arts.”
“Even I, who saw it with my own eyes, found it hard to believe it. “It made me doubt whether this was really the Iron Blood Demon I knew.”
“but. “The branch leader must be even more shocked because he has memories of his past life.”
“Honestly, I’m still a little dazed.”
“So what do you plan to do?”
“For now, I plan to set up surveillance and watch. “If you ask Hao Wen, it won’t be difficult to monitor his movements.”
“Couldn’t you run away?”
“I won’t. There’s nowhere you can go with that body anyway. “It will be difficult to find helpers within the Baekdo martial arts territory.”
The higher a martial artist reached, the greater the reaction when he lost his martial arts skills.
When the dantian is broken and the energy contained within it is dispersed, the body suffers enormous damage.
In other words, the internal skills accumulated so far had become poison and were harassing the trainee.
A warrior of the Iron Blood Demon Army lost his martial arts skills, but the recoil could not have been small.
Contrary to what I remembered as evidence, wasn’t his body in a very shrunken state?
“More than anything, he knows. “If he runs away, the Hongwon family, who have protected him all this time, will suffer damage.”
“…At this point, I don’t know who the villain is.”
“What do you think? “Distinction between good and evil, etc.”
“But how do you plan to use the Iron Blood Demon Army?”
“The timing and situation will depend on it, but maybe we can use him to catch a big fish.”
Damun tilted his head.
It was a face that seemed to have no idea who the expression was referring to.
I slowly curled the corners of my mouth and continued my explanation.
“I plan to use him as bait to attract my second brother from my previous life, that is, the Laughing Demon Lord.”