Episode 179: Flex (1)
a few days after that.
After the interview, Jaehyun had to receive numerous messages from reporters.
Internet mail addresses, phone calls, text messages, etc.
There were a lot of people who proposed an exclusive interview to themselves through various methods.
With the help of Kim Ji-yeon, they tried to block them as much as possible, but they still bothered Jae-hyun.
It was a bit irritating to him, but it was okay.
This is something that can happen because of his position.
Jaehyun wanted this interest to be transferred to Circle Nine as well.
“Let’s start now.”
Saying so, Jaehyun packed up and went out.
It was because I had something to do outside for the first time in a while.
Jaehyun looked at the screen on his smartphone and smiled.
[Outgoing email for VIP only: We invite you to the auction of Flex Co., Ltd.]
Flex Co., Ltd.
A company that used to be called Gottem Shop in the past, and a company that ventured into investing in times when it was difficult to reproduce.
It seemed that he would finally help Jaehyun.
* * *
Jaehyun, who had just passed the portal center and arrived in Seoul after a long absence, looked around.
Wearing a suit he didn’t even know he was wearing, he was moving in a luxurious vehicle borrowed from Yeonhwa.
Park Seong-jae was in charge of driving.
As Yeon-hwa, as a result of the outdoor camp incident, she had no choice but to focus more on taking care of him.
Jaehyun, a member of his own guild, was seen active in the media, and everyone in the circle he created was active and even reduced human casualties.
It was inevitable that it would help solidify Yeonhwa’s image.
“I was surprised anyway. Are you participating in this PLEX auction? If you want to become a VIP, buying a week or two won’t do you any good.
How much did you pour into that bankrupt company?”
“hmm… … I don’t remember exactly. I spent almost all my money on it.”
“… … As an ant in many ways, this is a difficult investment method for me.”
Seongjae Park shook his head and drove to the parking lot before he knew it.
he said as he parked the luxury van.
“I will wait here. If there is a dispute elsewhere, please contact me as I will take care of it on my own.”
“Well, I wonder if there is anyone to quarrel with.”
Seongjae Park laughed and handed some items to Jaehyun in case something happened.
Well, all of them were items that didn’t have much use, but since it was sincere, I accepted them for now.
After saying that, Jaehyun waved and headed to the upper floors of the building where the auction was being held.
“There are items you must get here. 《The Stone of Transcendence》.”
Jaehyun smiled and stood in front of the elevator.
* * *
Lee Moon-hwan, CEO of Flex.
He was talking on the phone while brushing his black hair.
“Yes, because it is. honey. Believe me. This auction will go well. You did really well just by coming here from a hole-in-the-wall shop. You just have to work a little harder.”
The love spills out from his phone conversation with his wife.
He was a typical pathetic lover.
In the past, when Flex was a Gottem Shop, he was the only person who believed in himself. She was his own wife.
“You can’t make mistakes this time. It is a place where investors and VIP customers are gathered.
You must succeed.”
After the phone call, he murmurs.
Suddenly, I felt a cool energy from somewhere.
“what? Did I leave the window open?”
Saying that, Lee Mun-hwan’s expression hardened as he stood up from his seat.
self… … !
“what… … who… … !”
At the tentacles penetrating his body, Lee Moon-hwan’s eyes lost focus.
At that moment, a girl with a young face appeared from behind.
The girl with fair skin and red lips had a fishy smile on her lips.
“Okay, let’s solve this one.”
Jiyoon Chae. She bit her lips lightly.
“Are you expecting the opponent’s reaction to this?”
* * *
It was an equippable item that perfected the Transcendence Ring, which doubled the power of a skill only once during battle.
An item that removes the penalty simply by putting it on the ring.
Jaehyun came here to get it.
‘Originally, the skill of the Transcendence Ring, 《Overdrive》, has a penalty. It’s a terrible restriction that you can’t use magic for a while after using skills.’
Because of this, Jaehyun couldn’t use his skills even in the fight against Heimdall.
If, by any chance, he revealed his hidden card, Jae-hyeon would have to suffer.
However, the story is different if you equip the Transcendence Stone to make the item perfect.
Of course, since there is a cooldown, it is impossible to continuously use the skill to double the power of the attack, but it was obvious that the efficiency would increase rapidly if the penalty disappeared.
I was thinking like that.
The elevator stopped.
After passing the hotel lounge, I walked down the hallway and arrived at the door where the auction was being held.
In front of it stood a man guarding the place.
He interrupted the reenactment and asked.
“I’m sorry, but this is where the auction hosted by PLEX takes place. To a place where only authorized VIPs are served… … .”
Jaehyun immediately handed over his VIP pass and said.
The man was dubious, but accepted the pass he had presented. He stared at Jaehyun’s young face for a moment.
In my heart, I wondered if I was the one who was invited here, but… … .
‘How realistic is that probability…’ … .’
However, that was then.
The man’s pupils constrict, and before long he turns to Jaehyun in front of him.
“This, this is a VIP pass… … ?”
“Does it take long?”
When Jaehyun spoke with a playful smile, the man immediately lowered his head.
Jaehyun was taken aback by the fact that his waist was bent almost at a right angle.
“Oh, no. Confirmed. I’m sorry I didn’t know.”
The man wiped off his cold sweat and carefully raised his head.
“The VIP seats are located at the very front. You will find it soon.”
Jaehyun pushed past the man whose demeanor had changed and pushed himself into the door.
An auction held in such a social place.
before regression. It was a pleasant feeling to experience in real time something that I thought was completely different from my life.
soon after he disappeared The man standing in the empty entrance sighed and murmured.
“A kid like that is a VIP… … Are you also a rich boy? Come to think of it, she looks like a face I’ve seen before… … ?”
at that time. As if he had an idea, he took out his cell phone and started searching for a person.
Suddenly, a groan escaped from his mouth.
“Mi, Jaehyun Min… … This is the real Min Jaehyun.”
The man, in shock, stared at the spot Jaehyun passed by for a long time.
At the age of 17, he reached the position of an A-class raider, and the same team members had already defeated the Bone Dragon, an A+-class beast.
The most notable genius in the world.
He appeared at Flex’s auction.
* * *
Upon entering the small hall where the auction house was located, there were quite a few familiar faces.
Not to mention the major Korean guilds, there are also people from all over the world.
“It seems that the Japanese and American sides are also participating in this auction. I heard that 《Curator》 will be withdrawn this time due to problems with affiliates… … .”
In addition to that, training and various promising guild members can be seen.
Geniuses all worthy of attention.
However, what drew the most attention was none other than Jaehyun.
“Isn’t that kid Min Jae-hyun? That genius who has been active lately!”
“Are you talking about Yeonhwa’s direct disciple? From what I heard, you’ve already passed the A-class?”
“But, why are you here?”
“I heard that Yeonhwa Guild is not participating in this auction?”
buzzing sound. However, Jaehyun didn’t care at all and headed to his seat.
Front seats specially reserved for VIPs. Jaehyun headed to the seat with his name written on it and saw a familiar face next to him.
“I didn’t expect to see your face in a place like this.”
Jaehyun looked at a man talking to him.
Ballack and Camilla.
Representatives of the European Union were there.
“Come to think of it, was it old?”
Jaehyun smiled and took the word.
I had met them in Iceland before.
At that time, Jaehyun had a war of nerves with him while passing by the hotel corridor. Not only that, he also faced them with the case of raiding the great ruins.
‘Of course, I don’t know that this guy is the black robe that I attacked the great ruins.’
Jaehyun laughed inwardly.
At the time, he used the robe of cognitive error to conceal his identity.
To them, he must be just an A on the radar that went too far at the hotel in the past.
It was when Jaehyun thought so.
“You’ve been famous lately.”
Balak let go of his luck and glanced at Jaehyun.
Jaehyun asked, narrowing his pupils.
“… … I mean?”
Even thinking about it, it was a bit of a goofy voice.
Balak smiled cheerfully.
“okay. The only battle mage in the world, and a genius student who will never come out again… … He is by far the best in the best radar training academy in Korea.
isn’t that you No wonder the European Union is interested.”
At Balak’s words, Jaehyun felt his face heat up.
It was quite embarrassing to think about the story of one’s achievements (?) from someone else’s mouth.
“what… … It is an honor.”
Jaehyun evaded it moderately and then looked ahead again.
At that moment, a hand suddenly intervened in front of Jaehyun.
Balak had given him something.
“If you think Korea is small, contact me anytime. Daewoo will make sure you don’t get upset.”
“It’s not going to happen, but I’ll accept it for now.”
Jaehyun took the business card that Balak gave him.
A business card personally handed over by the head of the European Union.
Of course, Yeonhwa is a large and global guild, but it seems that this side has been working behind the scenes like this.
Jaehyun realized that he had become a hot prospect in the world.
Meanwhile, Ballack was also nodding his head with a slightly proud face when Jaehyun received his business card.
Jaehyun Min. I don’t know, but that guy is an outstanding genius even if he expands his standards throughout the generations.
Even if you can’t recruit them, if you open up like you do now, you’ll always be of help.
‘Someday it will surely come in handy.’
It was when he thought so.
She heard Camilla calling her from the side.
Balak turned his head and looked at her.
Then, her voice, which looked somewhat tense, continued.
“That kid… … Dangerous.”
“hmm? What do you mean by that?”
Camilla silenced her voice because she was afraid of something.
Realizing the seriousness of the situation, Balak’s expression quickly crumpled.
Ballack’s pupils narrowed at the sound of a voice that sounded like it would cut off soon.
Words from Camilla. This was truly shocking.
“That kid… … The black robe and magic structure are almost identical.”
“… … what?”
I had no choice but to ask that question.
Balak’s hands trembled.
If what she said is true, it means that Jaehyun is the man in the black robe who gave her defeat during the great ruins of the past.
Put simply… … .
It was an enemy of the European Union.