Kill The Hero – Chapter 203 – Trading (2)
Shakira began speaking as soon as she came through the door.
“Kim Woo-jin, wasn’t it plastered all over the news that you’d died due to a terrorist attack?”
She asked a question without bothering to greet him first.
But Kim Woo-jin wasn’t fazed by the question.
‘Her personality is still the same.’
Kim Woo-jin knew the personality of this woman named Shakira well.
That was natural.
After all, analyzing the characteristics of their prey was one of the basic skills of a good hunting dog.
Shakira’s question in Spanish was immediately translated to English and delivered to Kim Woo-jin by her interpreter..
Kim Woo-jin answered in English.
“It was staged. It seemed that my movements would have been greatly restricted if I stayed ‘alive’.”
“In other words, if I kill you here, there would be no repercussions, right? Since you’re already dead.”
The interpreter looked shocked at Shakira’s words.
Was he supposed to translate that too?
“I want to speak to the Lightning King concerning Isaac Ivanov.”
This time, Kim Woo-jin spoke without waiting for Shakira’s interpreter to translate.
“Oho, you can speak Spanish?”
As her interpreter was once again shocked by Shakira’s words, she sat in front of Kim Woo-jin, her eyes shining.
As soon as she sat down, she began sniffing loudly.
“You don’t even smell sweaty. How the hell did you do that?”
Of course, she wasn’t asking that because she was curious about his deodorant.
She was questioning how Kim Woo-jin traveled through the Amazon Rainforest and managed to keep such a neat appearance.
Kim Woo-jin responded to her question simply.
“That’s just my constitution.” (TL: alternatively ‘that’s just the way I’m built’)
“What an envious constitution. I sweat so much every day that I’m going crazy.”
At that moment, Shakira gestured to one of her subordinates nearby.
Then, that subordinate placed a large communication device on the table between Shakira and Kim Woo-jin.
“This is the only way for us to contact our boss. However, it’s really difficult to contact him as you need to use a password. And I’m the only one here who knows the password. So, what will you do now?”
“I just have to persuade you.”
“That makes sense.”
Shakira nodded, gesturing with her chin.
This meant that he should start talking.
And so Kim Woo-jin said.
“I heard the Lightning King only barters.”
After the interpreter interpreted his words for Shakira, she nodded.
“And I heard that people can also be traded.”
However, the following words caused Shakira’s expression to harden.
Because Kim Woo-jin said them in Spanish, not English.
“So if I offer Isaac Ivanov, what can we trade for?”
Instead of responding to him, Shakira picked up the satellite phone.
-Can I trade in kilograms?
The first question that came from the satellite phone was quite shocking, enough to make the listener hesitate.
But Kim Woo-jin responded without pause.
“You want Isaac Ivanov without one of his limbs?”
-You’re a funny guy.
Along with those words, faint laughter could be heard from the other end of the call.
Kim Woo-jin also gave a slight smile.
However, on the inside, Kim Woo-jin was quite cold.
‘Just like before this person is more like a snake than a human.’
Kim Woo-jin knew that Hugh Fry, the man who was known as the Lightning King was someone who could rightly be described as evil.
For that person, words like ‘fairness’, ‘peace’, ‘human rights’ and ‘morals’ were just things that would help him achieve whatever it is he wanted.
Therefore, Kim Woo-jin was certain.
-So how do you intend to trade him? You’re trading him to me alive, right?
“The choice of which dungeon Isaac Ivanov attacks will be up to you.”
-Can you explain it in more detail?
“Through me, you can send Isaac Ivanov to attack any dungeon of your choosing. You are basically purchasing the right to use the sword known as Isaac Ivanov.”
That the ability to make use of the sword known as Isaac Ivanov would be incredibly attractive to the Lightning King.
-Would he attack any dungeon?
“That depends on the price. Isaac Ivanov won’t move for free. Instead, it should be attractive enough for him to want to attack the dungeon.”
-So he will attack any dungeon I choose as long as the price is right?
-And how much do I have to pay?
“We accept anything. Items, cash, bonds, skill pages. If you give me poison skill pages I’d be sure to help you get a good deal.”
The Lightning King was silent for a moment after listening to his explanation.
After a while, the Lightning King finally spoke.
-I’m not really interested.
And with those words, the Lightning King hung up without hesitation.
At the same time, Shakira, who had been standing in the corner, walked towards the door.
Then she opened it and pointed towards the sprawling landscape of the Amazon Rainforest.
When he saw this, Kim Woo-jin easily rose to his feet and walked to the door without a word of complaint.
Then he handed a note to Shakira and said.
“The deal remains valid. Please contact me on this number.”
Shakira laughed as she received the note.
“So you just left?”
In a hotel in Fortaleza.
In this place which had been brilliant in the past but now looked more like an abandoned ruin, Kim Woo-jin recounted his meeting with the Lightning King.
Lee Jin-ah clicked his tongue.
This reaction was natural.
After all, wasn’t this a situation where the agreement had fallen through?
“But it’s better this way. There’s no need for us to go into the Amazon Rainforest and suffer hardships. Let’s go to Sao Paulo, do some samba dancing, then return to Korea.”
Moreover, Lee Jin-ah seemed to be very happy with that fact, to the point that he didn’t even try to hide it in front of Kim Woo-jin.
However, Kim Woo-jin’s expression remained calm as he looked at Lee Jin-ah.
It was an expression that seemed to say that everything was going as he expected.
In fact, everything was going smoothly.
‘There’s no way he’d turn down a card he could use against the Messiah Guild.’
There were many people in the world who hated the Messiah Guild.
Nevertheless, there was no force who dared to claim to be the Messiah Guild’s rival.
No one needed to think deeply to imagine how the Savior’s rival would be treated by the rest of the world.
That was the reason.
‘There is no Johann Georg this time.’
That the King of Undead, Johann Georg, had been able to receive the support of countless people in the past.
Among them, the Lightning King was the King of Undead’s greatest supporter.
From what Kim Woo-jin knew, various skills and items, including the Summon Lich skill, had all been given to the King of Undead by the Lightning King.
‘He will definitely take the bait.’
Kim Woo-jin had given the Lightning King the ability to control Isaac Ivanov.
There was no way he would give up such a chance.
Of course, he himself wouldn’t bite the bait.
“The Lightning King will definitely bite the bait.”
“He won’t bite it, it’s already fallen through.”
“Then shall we make a bet?”
“I bet that I will receive a call by tomorrow morning.”
Lee Jin-ah laughed at his words.
“Since you’re betting that you’ll receive a call, I’m betting that you won’t.”
“If you win, I’ll buy you whatever you want to eat.”
“On the other hand, if the call does come in, then you’re the one who has to buy.”
The moment he heard the bet, Lee Jin-ah’s thoughts began racing.
‘You’re finished. I’ll fill my stomach with caviar and foie gras!’
It was then.
The phone in Kim Woo-jin’s hand began vibrating, and Kim Woo-jin answered right away.
“Yes, this is Kim Woo-jin. Yes, that’s good. Let’s meet up to confirm the details.”
Then, after ending the short call, Kim Woo-jin spoke.
Lee Jin-ah’s rose an octave as he was shocked the bet had ended so quickly.
“What nonsense are you talking about?! Are you kidding me? You planned this with brother Se-chan didn’t you?!”
“It’s a simple matter to check if it’s real or not. In any case, you owe me a meal.”
Lee Jin-ah looked at Kim Woo-jin in shock.
However, his shocked expression didn’t last very long.
“It’s been a while since I’ve had caviar.”
The moment he heard those words, Lee Jin-ah’s face became white and shouted out loud.
“A-, are you serious?”
“I don’t play around with food.”
With those words, Kim Woo-jin rose up from his seat.
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