23. Karen in Red Shoes
“I waited a long time… Huh?”
After returning from the call, Cha Su-yeon looked around in bewilderment when the place she thought Han Yi-gyeol would be in was empty.
I called her name just in case, but the person she was looking for did not appear.
“What, where have you been?”
I turned my attention to Hong Shia, wondering if the master had called her, but only Kim Na-yul and Woo Seo-hyuk were beside her. What is it really?
“surely… You didn’t run away, did you?”
I felt a strange sense of anxiety. He muttered like a joke, but he knew at least that Han Yi-gyeol wasn’t the type of person to run away without a word. So, what is the essence of this unknown anxiety?
Cha Su-yeon immediately picked up her cell phone and dialed Han Yi-gyeol’s number stored before entering the gate.
The beep that had been well connected suddenly cut off. Cha Soo-yeon, with a frown on her brow, immediately tried to connect the call again, but she heard a voice telling her that the phone was turned off.
‘Is your cell phone turned off?’
When the third connection also failed, Cha Su-yeon crossed her arms and sighed.
I didn’t feel very good. While thinking about what to do with this situation, Woo Seo-hyuk approached Hong Shi-a after the conversation. When only Cha Soo-yeon was standing in the place where Han Yi-gyeol was, he looked around and asked Cha Soo-yeon.
“Where did Han Yi-gyeol go?”
“Um, that’s it… .”
As Cha Su-yeon hesitated with a troubled face, Woo Seo-hyuk’s dark eyes subsided. When the atmosphere between Woo Seo-hyuk and Cha Su-yeon became strange, Hong Shi-a, who was passing by, intervened.
“what. What is it? What’s going on?”
Cha Soo-yeon, who had been hesitating, opened her mouth carefully.
“That’s because I can’t see Han Yi-gyeol.”
“Are you capable of Han Yi-gyeol?”
“Yeah. I was just here, and while I was talking on the phone… You promised to go out to dinner with me.”
Hong Shia tilted her head. It was quite surprising that Cha Su-yeon easily called the name of Han Yi-gyeol and even made an appointment for a meal with him, but let’s put that aside.
“I don’t think Han Yi-gyeol would have made a promise and left without a word.”
Seo-hyeok Woo, who was quietly listening to the conversation, spoke in a lower voice.
“If you don’t know, can you confirm who came?”
“Hmm. Wait a minute.”
After thinking for a while at Woo Seo-hyuk’s request, Hong Shi-a called someone. It was the employee who managed the entrance to the G5 area.
Hong Shia asked the employee who ran to her with a very nervous expression.
“You’re recording a visitor list, right?”
“Yes! That’s right!”
“Is there anyone other than the clear team?”
“Ah, Master Kang Seung-geon of the Blun Guild came a while ago.”
Cha Su-yeon and Woo Seo-hyuk, as well as Hong Shi-a, were hardened at the name that no one could have thought of.
“Are you the master Kang Seung-gun?”
“Yes. You also signed the visitor list.”
“Are you leaving?”
“Did you make sure you left?”
The staff, who was very nervous at the noticeably changed voice of Hong Shia, looked carefully and answered carefully.
“No, I didn’t see him leaving.”
“… Okay. Go.”
The employee ran away with a relieved expression. Hong Shia, who usually had a playful expression on her face, called out to Kim Na-yul.
“Bo-Master! Have you got the combat gloves I gave you as a gift before? Can you lend me a minute?”
Kim Na-yul, who was talking with the healer team, hurriedly approached Hong Shi-a’s request and took out combat gloves from her inventory necklace and held it out.
“Why all of a sudden?”
“To write. Suyeon-ah, where is the seat of the talented Han Yi-gyeol?”
“Um, roughly… This is it.”
When Cha Su-yeon touched the floor, Hong Shi-a rolled up her sleeves and put on black leather gloves. After taking a deep breath, Hong Shia slammed the floor with her tightly clenched fists.
The hard ground collapsed helplessly, revealing a space wide enough for three adults to fit under it. The four eyes looked down.
“This… … .”
Hong Shia frowned. If it was a normal land, it could be easily destroyed without using amplification items, but if it was a land blocked by Kang Seung-geon, the same S-class, basic physical strength was not enough. I tried wearing an amplification item just in case you didn’t know, but it wasn’t a bad choice.
“It’s one of the methods that Master Kang Seung-geon uses. Making a passage in the ground and moving it. I had to go through the entrance to find Han Yi-gyeol when I came in, but when I ran away, there was no need for that.”
Cha Su-yeon asked with a confused voice at Hong Shi-a’s explanation.
“Are you saying that Master Kang Seung-gun kidnapped Han Yi-gyeol?”
“Looking at the current situation, that seems to be the case.”
“then… Why is Master Kang Seung-gun kidnapping Han Yi-gyeol?”
“I’m curious too, but let’s start with the fix. Secretary Woo Seo-hyuk.”
Hong Shia took off her gloves and handed it to Kim Na-yul and said.
“Are you going to contact the Angel Yeon Master right away?”
“Since something like this has happened at the place I manage, I’ll do my best to help as much as I can. Let me know if you find out anything. We will do the same.”
Woo Seo-hyeok, who had never shown any expression before, nodded his head with a cold look, and then turned his back quickly. Cha Soo-yeon, who was listening to their conversation, took out her cell phone and called someone.
Fortunately, the ringback tone didn’t last long. As soon as the other party confirmed that they received it, Cha Soo-yeon opened her mouth.
“It’s a big deal, Taeheon.”
Kim Woo-jin looked at the documents in front of him for a moment, then looked up and asked the other person.
“Renew the contract… huh?”
Cheon Yeon-yeon answered with a light smile.
It had been a long time since Kim Woo-jin visited the representative office alone.
In the past, whenever I came to the representative’s office, I was worried that Cheon Cheon-yeon would throw me away.
But now it was different. Kim Woo-jin was most afraid of being abandoned by Han Yi-gyeol, not Cheon-yeon.
“I have also accumulated some skill proficiency, so I can’t leave the pattern alone as an attendant forever.”
“… … .”
“Let’s read it first, and talk slowly about what we want to discuss.”
At those words, Kim Woo-jin took the document and read it slowly. Physics support team. It was one of the departments made up of physical talents, and it was mainly assigned to dispatch missions to other guilds.
“If you think about the utility of your abilities, you can go to a better place rather than the support team, but then you will be that much busier. If that’s okay with you, consider another team.”
As Cheon-yeon said, the support team was on the relatively small side. Can this be considered caring? Kim Woo-jin replied while looking into Cheon-yeon’s eyes.
“This place is good.”
Kim Woo-jin remembered Han Yi-gyeol with a bitter heart. From the moment I found out that my grade had gone up anyway, I expected that it would be difficult to stick with him like before.
If I tell Han Yi-gyeol what happened today, I’m sure he’ll congratulate me… To be honest, I wasn’t very happy with myself. If you leave the gate behind Han Yi-gyeol, you won’t be able to meet for at least three days. If the timing is not right, we may not see each other for more than a week.
‘still… … .’
Because Han Yi-gyeol likes money. If you work hard and find a house that the two of you can live in, wouldn’t they praise you for doing a good job? As he said, you can’t stay in the Requiem Guild forever.
Kim Woo-jin, who had hardened his heart, had just finished signing the document. Cheon Yeon-yeon took out her vibrating cell phone and answered the call.
Kim Woo-jin, who has improved in physical ability compared to the general public as he reached A-class, was able to listen to the phone call without difficulty. I was contemplating whether I should leave my seat, and Woo Seo-hyuk, who called Cheon Cheon-yeon, hurriedly brought up the main topic.
[Something went wrong.]
[…] Han Yi-gyeol.]
Kim Woo-jin, who was looking at the documents, suddenly lifted his head. Angel Yeon also narrowed her eyes and waited for the next word.
[Yes. Master Hong Shia said that Master Kang Seung-geon seems to have kidnapped him. Evidence has been found that Master Kang Seung-geon used his ability to escape the area.]
kidnap? Did Han Yi-gyeol get kidnapped?
Kim Woo-jin stood up with his face hardened at the shocking content. Cheon Cheon-yeon, whose smile disappeared from her lips, opened her mouth with a calm voice.
“If Master Hong Shia said that, he must have some certainty. Location?”
Cheon Yeon-yeon closed her eyes for a moment and organized her thoughts. Soon after, he ordered Woo Seo-hyuk.
“I’ll send you a coordinate in five minutes. Go straight there.”
After finishing the call, Cheon Yeon-yeon immediately called someone else. click. The call was connected and an unfamiliar voice was heard.
[Long time no see, N89.]
The woman’s cold voice was extremely businesslike. Cheon Cheon-yeon tapped the armrest of the sofa with her finger and said.
“Please do a search for the item location.”
[Call the code.]
“C-29835. It is grade A and is in the form of a bracelet.”
[One item was searched with the corresponding code.]
Then the woman called the coordinates. Cheon Yeon-yeon, who hung up the phone without answering, got up. Kim Woo-jin, who noticed that he was going to Han Yi-gyeol, said hurriedly.
“I will go too, Master.”
“… … .”
Cheon Cheon-yeon looked at Kim Woo-jin as if judging something. Kim Woo-jin’s dry saliva went over at the gaze that showed no emotion.
The angel he knew was basically manners and affectionate at first glance, but that was only his outward appearance. Ever since he first received an offer from Cheon Yeong and joined the guild, Kim Woojin has never felt comfortable with him for a moment.
“Well, that wouldn’t be bad. It might be a good opportunity to test your skills.”
“… … .”
Even now. Even after hearing that Han Yi-gyeol had been kidnapped, he was always cool and rational. Everything was different from the restless self.
Kim Woo-jin, who barely responded as if squeezing it out, walked after Cheon-yeon.
Feeling his heart beating nervously with worry and anxiety, Kim Woo-jin bit his lip. please.
Please, it shouldn’t be a big deal.