The interrogation room door opened and a man came in.
A tall man with straight facial features and wearing a black suit like a model walks by.
I knew his name.
The current head of the Superhuman Cooperation Team at the Disaster Management Headquarters, and a man who would later gain notoriety by being called the ‘Superhuman Judge’.
I thought it would make me tired, so I tried not to get involved as much as possible… but in the end, this guy shows up.
Joo Sang-wook put down a thick folder on the steel table.
“A wizard from another dimension…”
A low, quiet voice.
young. He lowered his voice to take the lead from the beginning.
I suppressed the thought of snorting and answered in a calm voice as intended.
“exactly. “I am Aximus, a wizard from the continent of Gaia.”
However, I had no intention of appearing easy from the beginning.
I said, looking around.
“I came to announce disaster, not to be arrested for committing a crime…”
The space we were in was an interrogation room less than 5 pyeong (18 square feet).
In fact, it was closer to a prison than an interrogation room.
The walls were made of steel on all sides, and a single, dim light bulb illuminated the ceiling.
There is a device at every corner of the wall that can spray anesthetic gas at any time.
Joo Sang-wook sat down in front of me and said.
“I know this may be inconvenient, but I hope you understand. “This is our first time experiencing something like this.”
“Are you by any chance the king of this world?”
Joo Sang-wook shook his head in response to my question.
“I am just a civil servant.”
“What is a civil servant?”
When I tilted my head and asked, Joo Sang-wook frowned and said.
“You can think of him as a subject of the king. … Are you really from another dimension?”
I sighed and said in frustration.
“I told you the whole story when I came in the black carriage earlier.”
Not long after I told the police officer to guide me to the king, government officials arrived at the scene.
They took us to a car with a black interior and arrived at this place.
Although he was not handcuffed, his glowing cane had been confiscated.
It wasn’t unexpected, but at this point, half of the people were treated like criminals.
And the little boy was dozing off next to me.
…It’s been a while since I went to bed, but aren’t you still feeling too tense?
I glanced at the kid, then turned my head again and looked at Joo Sang-wook.
“There is not much time left until disaster strikes. “Hurry and lead me to the king.”
Joo Sang-wook shook his head resolutely.
“There is a thing called procedures in this country. “We cannot guide a person whose identity and purpose has not been confirmed to the president or king.”
“Huh! It’s so frustrating. How many times have I told you that there is not much time left…!”
I acted as if I was very sorry, but in reality, it was all expected.
Even if he suddenly showed up one day, claiming to be a wizard and talking about disaster, there was no way he could meet the president right away.
Because you might think I have some other purpose.
In the worst case scenario, they could have tortured me to get information out of me.
Of course, we assumed and prepared for the worst case scenario. I also got a teleportation scroll so I can run away if the situation arises.
Joo Sang-wook said with a hardened expression.
“Mr. Aximus. We can’t trust your word yet. “If someone from another dimension suddenly came to warn of disaster… would you believe that?”
I nodded seriously.
“You must believe it.”
[Trickster’s Mask] increased trust and [Sage’s Robe] exuded aura, but Joo Sang-wook’s expression was still cold.
“I tend to believe in evidence more than a person’s face. Show me proof that you are from another dimension.”
“I knew that would happen and I prepared for it.”
As if I had been waiting, I started taking things out of my robe.
Most of them were miscellaneous items obtained while looking for treasure with the little boy.
Coins from the Gaia continent, an atlas in Gaia, and traditional crafts from the continent.
However, Joo Sang-wook snorted lightly.
“We have a lot of those, too. “These are things that can be discovered in abundance during land restoration plans.”
I smiled brightly.
“But you don’t know the history. For example, this coin is a commemorative coin for the 800th anniversary of the imperial calendar…”
I talked about the history and culture of the Gaia continent, which only I know.
“The continent is made up of one empire, two kingdoms, and several principalities. “I am from the Hermit’s Forest…”
Stories that even a cartoonist or novelist could never make up on the spot.
Vivid memories and experiences that can only be known by living there and experiencing it.
As my story continued, Joo Sang-wook’s expression gradually changed.
It’s not just Joo Sang-wook.
Everyone out there listening to my story is probably thinking the same thing right now.
‘You really are a wizard from another dimension.’ Called.
After a while, I finished the story and stared at Joo Sang-wook.
“Do you still need more evidence?”
However, Joo Sang-wook still seemed unable to understand.
“…Let’s say you are a wizard from another dimension. But disaster is a completely different story. How can you know what will happen in the future?”
I injected mana into the [Sage’s Robe], straightened my back, and spoke reverently.
“I am… weak, but I can read fate.”
Joo Sang-wook’s expression became distorted. The expression on his face asked if this was some kind of bullshit.
“Not all fates can be known. However, we can know to some extent the future of people who have a big history or a big star of destiny.”
A light of disbelief appears in Joo Sang-wook’s eyes. You might think this is nonsense.
But maybe you’ll change your mind after a while?
“Since you also have a great star of destiny… I will read your destiny.”
I closed my eyes and radiated mana through my entire body. The [Sage’s Robe] fluttered and radiated aura like crazy.
After a while, I opened my eyes wide and spoke in shock.
“You… are trying to make yourself king.”
At that moment, I felt that Joo Sang-wook was visibly embarrassed.
“What are you talking about?”
I said, maintaining a mysterious tone.
“It might be 10 or 15 years from now. “I saw you giving a speech in front of many people to become king.”
Joo Sang-wook opened his mouth blankly, as if he couldn’t believe it. He muttered without realizing it.
How did I know about your ambition?
I know that because I saw you run for president 10 years later and 15 years later.
One who holds the star of great destiny.
In my opinion, it was a very well-made name.
We have a rough idea of the future of famous people.
With that one word, Joo Sang-wook’s gaze on me completely changed.
I said with a mysterious smile.
“Can you believe me now?”
Joo Sang-wook bit his lower lip.
“…I’ll go out for a moment.”
After Joo Sang-wook left the interrogation room, I straightened my back and leaned back on the chair.
I checked in my head to see if I had said something wrong, but there was nothing that caught my eye.
The foreshadowing for the future prophecy was also well laid out.
‘What’s left is to prepare for disaster…’
While I was thinking for a moment, Joo Sang-wook came back into the interrogation room.
He said with a stern expression.
“The President says he will meet me in person.”
The first step has been passed. I suppressed the smile growing on my lips and nodded seriously.
Then, he lightly shook the shoulder of the little boy who had been dozing off earlier
. “Assistant. “Get up.”
The little boy mumbled, rubbing his eyes over the cat mask. So it was like a real cat wash.
[Wow. Is it breakfast already…?]
It’s a good thing that I spoke in Gaia in my sleep.
As it turned out, we were already at the Blue House.
When I left the interrogation room in the basement and took the elevator up to the ground, I could see the outside scene through the window.
Joo Sang-wook explained it to us.
“This is the Blue House…. So, it is the royal palace of this country.”
The newly built Blue House was transformed into something closer to a military facility.
At the time of the First Gate, a gate was opened right above the Blue House.
There was only one monster that came out from there.
The monster, a subspecies of giant dragon over 20 meters long, reduced the Blue House to ashes and killed the president and most of the state council members.
It then took several months for the chaos to be resolved and a new president to be elected.
“This is the place.”
As we entered the President’s office, dozens of security guards were standing guard.
In the very back of the office, a man in his 50s with a stern look was looking at me. Behind him stood a giant wearing an iron mask.
The moment I saw that, one corner of my mouth twitched slightly.
‘Are you going to come out like this?’
I bowed politely.
“O king. “I am Aximus, a wizard from the continent of Gaia.”
The President pointed to the chair across from him.
“You two, please sit there.”
It was no ordinary chair. It was a chair equipped with a lie detector.
I asked calmly, pretending not to know anything.
“It’s a unique-looking chair.”
The President, who seems strict, did not bother to lie.
“It is a tool to detect lies. If you answer my questions falsely, the tool will tell me.”
For a brief moment, my eyes met the president’s.
A lie detector prepared as if we had been waiting for it.
And dozens of security guards waiting in the room. Among them were quite a few superhumans.
In particular, the iron mask standing behind me is probably…
“I guess I’ll have to use a lie detector on you.”
As I muttered in Gaia, the President frowned and said,
“What did you just say?”
I spoke in Korean again.
“We said we have nothing to hide.”
And I confidently went to the lie detector test and sat down. The little boy also sat on the chair next to me.
“Ask as much as you want.”
Joo Sang-wook came and put various things on my body. These were devices that checked blood pressure, pulse, and sweat.
The President asked the first question.
“Are you really from the continent of Gaia?”
The polygraph graph showed no movement. After confirming that, the President asked the question again.
“Are the stories about the disaster true?”
“That’s right. “I came here to warn of disaster.”
[The assistant doesn’t know much!]
The graph still didn’t move. The little boy was doing just as I told him in advance.
The president’s expression suddenly darkened. He opened his mouth again with difficulty.
“Please tell me what you know about the disaster.”
“The day when all seven bands of the rainbow disappear…”
I spoke in detail about the disasters I knew about and experienced firsthand.
“Hundreds of portals will open and at least 10,000 monsters will pour out.”
“10,000… 1,000 is too much to handle…”
The president looked like he was hoping that the polygraph graph would move. But the graph didn’t move at all.
After that, many questions followed, but
he answered, “Yes.”
[I don’t know!]
[I don’t know!]
“That might be a long explanation…”
The lie detector was of no use to us.
I had learned martial arts and was able to control my breathing, pulse, and sweating, but
the kid was still not good at Korean, so he couldn’t understand half of the questions properly.
After stopping to ask questions, the President lowered his head and said nothing for a while.
After a while, he raised his head and spoke to the people in the room with a serious expression.
“Everyone get out.”
After a while, the only people left in the office were the president, the kid, and the iron mask guarding the president right next to him.
“Remove those things from the wizard’s body.”
Iron Mask removed the lie detector devices from my body. With my relaxed arms, I removed the devices from the little boy’s body.
The President said with a sigh.
“I’m sorry for continuing to doubt you. Because the issue is the issue.”
I nodded with a soft smile on my lips.
“I understand. “I would have done the same.”
“I have a personal question. “Before the disaster strikes…”
I thought he was going to continue asking questions about the disaster.
But a completely unexpected question came up.
“Can you give me asylum on the continent of Gaia?”
I looked at the president for a moment without answering. He was looking at me with a tired and tired face and speaking as if pleading.
“The continent of Gaia is a safer place than here, right?”
“I have enough money. No, if there is something else you want, I will get it for you. Me and my family. “You just need to take this friend here.”
The president pointed to the iron mask next to him. Iron Mask stood motionless.
I opened my mouth after taking a moment to organize my complicated thoughts.
“…So are you saying that the king will abandon his people and run away?”
The president shook his head desperately.
“I am not a king! “I’m just a person who happened to sit here!”
The president stood up, walked towards me with great strides, and cupped my hands. He clung to me.
“I am exhausted. I no longer want to live in this dangerous land. Please give me asylum in your country. There is plenty of money. Or information technology resources… I don’t know who sent you, but I’m sure there’s something you want!”
It was more than I imagined.
I never thought it would come out like this.
It was so absurd that I just laughed.
I slapped his hand away and jumped up from my seat.
“I got the wrong person! “I’m going back!”
I grabbed the kid’s arm and turned around. I walked at a brisk pace with the intention of going out immediately.
At that moment, the iron mask blocked the door like a ghost.
The president’s angry voice could be heard from behind.
“Please take me to the continent of Gaia. “Didn’t I say that I would give you everything you wanted?”
“What if I don’t like it?”
When I looked back and asked, a wicked smile appeared on the President’s lips.
“You will have no choice but to do so.”
At that moment, a storm-like force erupted from the Iron Mask’s body.
It was enormous magical power.
I had heard of it through rumors, but when I saw it in person, it felt even bigger.
One of the first awakeners.
Giant God Kim Soo-ho.
thud! thud! thud!
He got bigger and bigger as he walked towards me. The height, which was slightly taller than average, became 2 meters, and within 3 meters, it grew to 4 meters. The reason he didn’t get any bigger was because of the ceiling.
The smaller iron mask was no longer useful. He crumpled the iron mask like a piece of paper, threw it on the floor, and looked down at me with an expressionless face.
The magical power flowing through Kim Soo-ho’s whole body boiled like lava.
He, along with Baek Chang-soo, was the strongest superhuman in close combat.
The moment I saw that face, I burst out laughing.
Because it was difficult to accept this strange situation any longer.
I knew better than anyone else that this man would never abandon his people.
“…Why are you smiling?”
Kim Su-ho asked quietly, and I smiled leisurely and asked back.
“How long are you going to play pranks like this? You are a true king.”
Kim Su-ho, who had suddenly returned to his normal size, scratched his chin and asked.
“How did you know?”
Because it is impossible for any citizen of the Republic of Korea to not know.
He was a hero who restored Seoul after the president died and the command system collapsed.
As a former police chief, as soon as he realized his abilities, he mobilized police forces to protect citizens and rallied superhumans to recapture the Blue House.
Even after that, he worked day and night to normalize the city, and after retirement, he was a superman who devoted himself to restoring the country until his death.
Although there is a lot of controversy about who the strongest superhuman in history is, the best name has always been Kim Su-ho.
Since that kind of man is the president, I thought I would meet him.
This ridiculous situational comedy may have been a test to see if I had any other intentions.
I smiled mysteriously at the man I admired.
“There’s no way I wouldn’t recognize someone with a big star of destiny like you.”
That night, the President summoned all of the first awakeners.