I asked Hao Mun-do, who had delivered the news with a puzzled expression.
“So, Sima Yun was captured and taken away by the Hwanggyeon faction’s thugs?”
I didn’t understand.
The inaction of Qiunryong, which I saw with my own eyes, was more than I expected.
The level wasn’t low enough to be beaten by gangsters.
‘When we first met, he was drunk and asleep, so even if that were the case…’
It was one of two things.
Either there is a hidden expert in the Hwanggyeon Sect that I don’t know about, or Sima Yun was dragged along obediently without resisting.
‘Probably the latter.’
Chu Yun-ryong seemed to have a great deal of aversion to interfering in the affairs of Wulin.
If he had tried to reveal his inaction in a crowded place, he could have understood the current situation.
‘Anyway, I couldn’t stand it any longer and ended up in the entertainment district again. That person is quite capable too.’
I clicked my tongue and left the main hall of Hwayang Sangdan.
The warrior guarding the main gate looked back as if asking where he was going.
‘It happened because of me, so I need to clean it up.’
It would have been a disaster if Qiunryong had developed animosity toward me because of this incident.
I spread the ghost cloth and climbed onto the roof of a nearby house, glaring at the street sleeping in the darkness with cold eyes and muttering.
‘Hwanggyeonpa. If the plan is disrupted by those guys…’
I won’t leave a single one alive and will destroy them all.
* * *
The headquarters of the Yellow Dog Sect was surprisingly ordinary.
A prosperous manor.
On a fairly large site, beautifully maintained gardens and palaces with an old-fashioned charm stood out.
‘They built a manor of this size in the middle of Hangzhou, which is famous for expensive housing prices… … .’
Of course, it was of a poor scale compared to Shijiazhuang in Chengdu.
One, Seokgajang, was clearly a member of the martial arts family.
Sega’s family members were also composed of dancers with some level of skill.
On the other hand, the Hwanggyeon faction was nothing more than a group of men who used their strength and strength to form a group.
And yet, this much wealth.
I was able to indirectly feel how much interest was involved in the entertainment district of Hangzhou.
I jumped over the wall and broke into the manor.
Since there were no separate sentries, infiltration was not that difficult.
It took a while to move without being seen.
I narrowed my eyes as I arrived in front of a wooden building that seemed to be a warehouse.
There was a lot of shouting going on inside the building.
“If you just follow his location, no harm will come to you.”
“You’ve been saying this since a while ago! “I’m the first person I saw today too!”
“Oh, you will remain loyal even if you die?”
“You really don’t know! “I want to tell you, but I can’t!”
“This guy, though!”
I immediately opened the door to the building.
The hinges must have rusted, and a loud noise rang out.
The first thing that came into view was Sima Yun kneeling on the floor with his body bound.
Three men were surrounding him and interrogating him.
‘I can’t see any injuries.’
Fortunately, it looks like he hasn’t been tortured yet.
“Who are you?”
The men all looked at me.
As I entered the warehouse, in the blink of an eye, I was in the arms of a man and stuck my fist in his solar plexus.
It would not be too late to have a conversation after saving Sima Yun.
The men each took out their tools and attacked.
There was no need to draw the sword.
After dodging the incoming attack, I took a step and broke the men’s balance.
I fired a few blasts of wind at the backs of the men lying on the ground, and their trembling bodies quickly calmed down.
“Why are you doing this skit here?”
I sighed softly and looked back at Sima Yun.
When I untied the bonds, he loosened his stiff shoulders and spoke bluntly.
“I had no idea that the executioner would beat up the executives of the Hwanggyeon faction.”
“There was just minor friction.”
“Even though I offered to pay the debt instead, he insisted on collecting it directly from the person concerned.”
“When I heard the story, I heard that he forced me to give him money and robbed me.”
“No matter what, isn’t it true that the debt problem was solved? “I just didn’t feel the need to explain every detail of the process, and I didn’t hide it on purpose.”
“Did you really think there would be no setbacks at all?”
“I didn’t think you would dream of revenge unless you were a fool.”
“I didn’t know they would target Sohyup even though they showed such a gap in skill.”
Sima Yun let out a laugh.
He also seemed to feel the current situation was absurd.
“Why were you captured so obediently in the first place? If you put your mind to it, you can easily defeat this gang of black thugs, right?”
“If you had researched me, you would know how long it has been since I neglected martial arts.”
“I don’t think there’s any way that I wouldn’t be able to handle a few violent gangsters just by resting that much.”
“In the first place, the martial arts I learned were Seonbeop (扇法). Without an iron wire, it cannot demonstrate its power. “I have never learned martial arts separately.”
“Besides, there were a lot of them. If I had rebelled there, there would have been a dog fight in all likelihood. Mud fighting isn’t my thing.
“So you were dragged in without much resistance?”
“Because if we talk, misunderstandings may be resolved.”
“Isn’t it just that you didn’t want to show off your martial arts skills in front of others?”
“I can’t say no.”
“Should I call this stubbornness or foolishness?”
“I can hear everything.”
“I’m telling you to listen.”
I left the fallen men sitting in a row against the wall and left the warehouse.
Sima Yun followed behind and asked.
“What do you plan to do now?”
“What can I do? “We have to nip it in the bud so that something like this doesn’t happen again.”
There was no need to move quietly anymore as the person who was captured was safely rescued.
I stood in the middle of the yard with the moonlight pouring down and blew out Lion’s Roar.
The quiet manor became noisy as if a beehive had been disturbed.
Men with tools came out from all over and surrounded Sima Yun as if he were encircling them.
I asked Simaun, cracking my neck loudly.
“Is there a leader of the Yellow Dog Sect among them?”
“The man in black military uniform standing in the back.”
“It just worked out. “I wanted to ask you something.”
“What do you want to ask?”
“Aren’t you curious? “Why did you insist on collecting the money directly from the person involved when there was someone who offered to pay you back instead?”
“…I have a rough guess. “It was probably at someone’s instigation.”
“Wouldn’t it be better to be sure if possible?”
I unsheathed the sword from my belt and held it in my hand.
Since ancient times, there has been nothing better than a stick to make people open their mouths.
I muttered as I hit the head of the older man who was attacking me with a loud cheer.
“Now that I think about it, they were called the Yellow Dog Sect.”
I will beat you like a very lucky dog.
* * *
It took less than half an hour to subdue the entire Hwanggyeon faction and bring them to their knees.
As he hit the floor with his sword sheath, the men sitting in a huddle with their arms raised flinched and their shoulders trembled.
I asked, looking down at the black, uniformed man with his head on the ground and sweat pouring down his face.
“Are you saying you received a request from the head of the Sima family?”
“The reason is?”
“I don’t know the reason. I just did what I was told… … .”
To conclude, the reason the Hwanggyeon faction approached Sima Yun was because there was a request from Sima Seohwan, the head of the Sima family.
Sima Yun smiled bitterly and muttered as if he knew that would happen.
“is it. “It looks like you finally found out where I am.”
Due to unavoidable circumstances, he owed a debt to the Hwanggyeon Sect and was unable to repay it on time, leading to him being kidnapped.
After learning that the entire series of events had been manipulated by his biological father, he sat down on the floor with a confused expression and was lost in thought.
‘It would be a good idea to give me time to organize my thoughts.’
I sat on the black man’s back and quietly watched him.
About a cup of tea flows.
Sima Yun muttered as if sighing.
“He is truly a persistent person. “I can’t believe you haven’t given up yet.”
“Can you tell me the details?”
“The executioner probably has a rough guess as well.”
“Wouldn’t it be better to know for sure if possible? Now, I guess I can say I’m also involved.”
“It’s not a particularly great story. “The father just used a little trick to bring back his son who ran away from home.”
“He probably thought there was no point in forcing him to return to the family since he was the son who declared separation and left the family.”
I was able to roughly understand the situation.
Why did Sima Seju bother to provoke Sima Yun in such a troublesome way?
If they simply wanted to restore Sima Yun, they would have mobilized the family’s warriors and arrested him.
Presumably, Sima Seju wanted to bring about some kind of change in Sima Yun’s feelings.
He must have tried to induce Sima Yun to voluntarily return to the family by making him experience the absurdity that a person without power, money, or power would experience.
Sima Yun was an essential talent for the revival of the Sima family.
Even if he worked hard to restore Sima Yun to the family, it was meaningless if he himself did not show motivation.
“What are you going to do next?”
“I will not return to my family. never.”
“I’m not asking that. “There’s no way something similar won’t happen again, so shouldn’t we have a preparedness plan in place?”
“I will think about it gradually in the future.”
“Samaun small cooperative.”
“Do not call me by that name. The Sima family name was abandoned a long time ago.”
“In that case, we will call it Damun Sohyeop.”
“It doesn’t matter. “Do whatever is comfortable for you.”
Damun (淡雲) was the pseudonym that Qiunryong used to refer to himself in the entertainment district.
After stretching once, I asked him who was staring at the moon with a blank expression.
“Would you like to go for a drink?”
“I understand that you like drinking, don’t you?”
“I don’t know what your intention is when you say that.”
“I’ll pay for the drinks, so please tell me what you want to drink.”
“Are you telling me to act like a hawk? I’m sorry to say this, but I’m not very good at talking to people. “It wouldn’t be very interesting to hear stories from someone like me.”
“It doesn’t matter if it’s not particularly fun. “If I can hear the story of Sohyeop’s past, that is enough.”
“Didn’t you say you commissioned Hao Wen to investigate my past?”
“I only received fragmentary information. “Nothing can compare to hearing it directly from your own mouth.”
“I’ll let you drink expensive alcohol for free.”
“Don’t regret it. “I will tell you in advance, but my drinking capacity is more than the executioner thinks.”
“You don’t have to worry about my pocketbook. “Because you are richer than you think.”