I’m not a Regressor 158
I’m not a Regressor chapter 158
to paradise (1)
On the way to Ganghwa Bridge.
The newly reconstructed bridge, where the Heavenly Guild settled, was as grand and splendid as the bridge leading to Asgard in some Norse mythology.
“Wow, how much did it cost to make that?”
Haeun sticks her head out the window and sticks out her tongue as if it’s ridiculous.
As she said, the Ganghwa Special Autonomous Region, also known as ‘Paradise’, left a strong impression worthy of its name.
“Well, it is the best guild in Korea in name and reality, but the money must be insane.”
“Compared to old Isabella, who is richer?”
I don’t know for sure, but it was clear that both of them possessed an outrageous fortune that Oh Jin couldn’t have imagined.
“By the way, Isabella, what are you doing these days?”
“I don’t know. First of all, I do katok occasionally.”
I keep in touch with Isabella, but I don’t have time to meet because I’m busy or I miss Kang-woo so much.
I didn’t know where she was, or what she was doing, because she mostly talked like that.
‘Recently, there must have been an uproar on the side of the Black Star.’
As the executioners ranked 6th and 7th were killed one after another, it was clear that their plans had been disrupted.
Either they hide at all, or they move more actively.
I’m going to have to take some action.
“… I think it would be better not to talk to him much.”
Haeun narrowly opened her eyes and said.
It wasn’t that he felt really jealous of Isabella, but was purely concerned about the misunderstanding.
She, too, had heard of Isabella’s identity, so of course she had no choice but to be wary.
“Don’t worry, I’m being careful.”
Once I said that.
Isabella was still an uncontrollable variable for Oh Jin.
‘If you can pull it towards me, it will be of great help to bring down the Heukseonghoe.’
The greater the reward, the greater the risk to take.
Oh-Jin drove the car while thinking about Isabella for a moment.
So when I reached the end of the bridge.
Two men in bodyguards blocked the car.
Looking at his sharp eyes and restrained movements, he looked like an awakening person with unpredictable skills.
One of them came to the car.
“I will check the occupancy permit.”
Oh-jin offered the bodyguard the right to move into paradise, which was given to him by Cheon Sang-gil.
The security guard carefully checked the occupancy right, then politely bowed his head and opened the tightly closed entrance.
“You are welcome to enter.”
Oh-jin passed through a huge gate reminiscent of a castle gate and entered paradise.
Beyond the gate is a neatly decorated road.
The traditional hanok-style houses lined up on both sides of the road created the illusion of being in a folk village.
[Is this a place called paradise?]
“OK. I’ve only heard of it, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it.”
A paradise where you have to pay 10 billion won to enter.
Rumors abounded about him, but few knew the details of Paradise.
What kind of life do people living in paradise really live?
Oh-jin slowly drove the car and looked around the paradise.
A view of paradise.
“Huh… Well. This is paradise, isn’t it?”
[It is a very desolate place for the name of paradise.]
As Vega and Haeun said.
The street scene outside the window was bleak.
I thought it would be a paradise where people who were neatly decorated like the city where the heavenly dragons live would walk around laughing hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
The streets were bleak as if in some ghost town.
Fortunately, there were few visible people except for the Awakened in the uniform of the Heavenly Guild.
“It’s a little different from what I thought.”
Oh-jin tilted her head and headed to the central house where there is a heavenly road.
Cheon Sang-gil’s residence was a modest house that did not fit the title of ‘Tamrangseong’.
A house much smaller than Kuroshi’s hideout.
The appearance of growing lettuce and green onions in the small yard looked like a common house in the countryside.
“Are you here?”
The old door opened and an old man in a neatly ironed hanbok walked out.
Eyes full of dizziness like an enlightened Daoin.
His atmosphere, even reverent, evoked the illusion that he was facing a constellation rather than the same human being.
Tamrangseong Cheon Sang-gil.
He, who is a member of Chilseong, considered the world’s strongest awakening, welcomed Oh Jin.
Cheon Sang-gil’s eyes turned to Vega, who was sitting on Oh-jin’s shoulder.
Without even making excuses for being his guardian spirit, Cheon Sang-gil bowed politely towards Vega.
“I see a great man.”
[Oh. Did you know who the real woman is?]
“There are no souls other than the star-born gods that produce such a pure ‘sound’.”
Seeing Cheon Sang-gil’s polite manners, Vega nodded with her arms crossed.
“By the way, the Holy See can even manifest himself… There is a reason it is called the North Star.”
[It is only a limited manifestation to the last.]
Cheon Sang-gil, who had bowed his back, turned his head toward Oh-jin, thinking that it was not polite to continue talking to Vega.
“I heard from Sakaki about what happened in Japan. It was a lot of hard work.”
“I just did what I had to do.”
“haha. That said, this old man’s heart is reassuring.”
Cheon Sang-gil turned around with a satisfied expression on his face.
“Come inside at once. It is not an example to have guests stand outside.”
Oh-jin and Ha-eun followed Cheon Sang-gil’s guide into his house.
Like the modest exterior, the interior of the house was almost empty, with no furniture.
“Okay, how was your way?”
Cheon Sang-gil asked as he got out of the car.
“It came without any problems.”
Taking a sip of tea, he continued with a small smile.
“Are you surprised that the appearance of paradise is different from what you expected?”
“Yes. It was very different from what I had heard rumors about.”
Cheon Sang-gil nodded his head lightly.
“Are there any other districts inhabited by the inhabitants of Paradise?”
“no. It’s like the scenery you saw. Paradise… No, there are hardly any other guild members living in Ganghwa Island.”
“… … .”
It was very different from what I had heard rumors about.
Ha-eun, who was quietly sipping tea next to her, raised her hand carefully and asked.
“I… Then, if you go to paradise, you can eat three meals a day and live a safe life, what are all these rumors?”
Ha-eun, who rarely uses honorifics because of her awkwardness, asked in a rather polite tone if it was difficult to speak in a negative way to Cheon Sang-gil, who exudes an atmosphere like an accomplished doin.
Hearing her question, Cheon Sang-gil opened his mouth, gently holding a cup of steaming hot steam.
“These are fake rumors made on purpose by our guild.”
In other words. It meant that all the stories people knew about ‘paradise’ were lies.
“Why did you make such a rumor?”
Oh Jin asked, tilting his head as if it was difficult to understand.
Cheon Sang-gil’s answer was concise.
“It’s to give you hope.”
Hope? What hope do you mean?
“By the way, I heard that you have recently become an Awakened. Is it true?”
“Yes. It’s been less than a year.”
“haha. To be strong enough to kill two executioners of the Black Star Society in one year… It’s hard to believe with your own eyes.”
Cheon Sang-gil continued with a bitter smile.
“I’m sorry that the conversation went the other way for a while. If you woke up a year ago, you would know it well.”
“What are you talking about?”
“The life of those who have not been chosen by the Holy See.”
“… … .”
Those who have not been chosen by the Holy See.
Oh Jin knew better than anyone how fierce the lives of non-Awakened people were.
Because he was also one of those who survived far from the bottom of life.
“The situation has improved a lot now, but just five years ago, their lives were miserable.”
“Yes, I know.”
“Of course, some of them have lived as fiercely as you did, but most of them gave up on life altogether.”
3 years after the gate to Magyeong was opened at the North Pole.
The period when many Awoken had not yet appeared, and the growth was less, was literally an age of chaos.
It was a time when the economy was shattered and there was no job to be found.
There are monsters roaming around, and they can’t even earn money to eat a meal.
Was there anyone who could not despair in that situation?
“So we made a place called ‘Paradise’ in consultation with the government.”
“Are you trying to instill hope in people by spreading rumors?”
Oh Jin asked, narrowing his eyes.
Cheon Sang-gil quietly nodded his head.
“If there is a heaven in Hell, wouldn’t you be motivated to live to go there?”
“… … .”
Oh-jin frowned upon hearing Cheon Sang-gil’s words.
Once you know what you’re trying to do.
If you tried to save people with false ‘hope’.
“There could have been a better way.”
“… … .”
Cheon Sang-gil looked at Oh-jin with a surprised expression.
“… haha. I didn’t expect to hear such an answer.”
whether criticizing or reprimanding.
I thought I would get a harsh criticism for the lies I had told.
I’m sure the answer would be ‘clumsy’ there.
“It was a clumsy way, as you said. Even now, I regret it a lot.”
At the time, I thought it wasn’t a bad idea.
As Oh Jin said, the existence of ‘paradise’ did not give people much hope.
The point of being clumsy pierced my heart sharply.
Cheon Sang-gil turned the topic with a bitter smile.
“What… I’ll tell you this story later. Do you have any other questions?”
“I’m here to ask you something.”
Oh-jin took out a round plaque the size of the palm of her hand.
A plaque engraved with a creepy snake pattern.
Cheon Sang-gil’s expression hardened when he saw the ominous pattern.
“Didn’t I tell you to beware of ‘snakes’ before?”
Cheon Sang-gil accepted the hand with a serious expression.
“Did you get it from the executors?”
“Whoa… Already within the Black Star Society, her power is growing out of control.”
He stroked his wrinkled forehead as if he had a headache.
“I came to Cheon Sang-gil today because I wanted to hear more about the snake.”
Cheon Sang-gil swallowed his saliva and narrowed the corners of his eyes.
“Queen of Serpents… No, it might be more appropriate to call her the Empress.”
He spoke in a deep, subdued voice.
“Actually, I don’t know much about her. She is extremely dangerous… All I know is that he is the de facto ruler of the Black Crusade.”
The ruler of the Black Star Society.
“You mean number one in the rank of executor?”
1st place in the rank of Executioner.
From the position of Oh Jin, who was driven to death by Chun Do-yoon, who was in 6th place, the pressure of the position of No. 1 was considerable.
Even Isabella, who is in third place, is an Awakener who is so powerful that it cannot be measured.
“Did you know that the original Black Crusade has different goals and actions for each faction?”
“Yes. I know.”
“She is trying to bring those Black Crusades together. By any means, any means.”
Regardless of any means
In other words, it meant that even the same ally was being forced to follow by pressing down with force.
“Are you sure that’s all you know about Queen Serpent?”
“One more thing, I have heard information.”
After taking a sip of the cold tea, he spoke in a calm voice.
“She said that she was following a being called ‘The Heavenly Demon’.”
I’m not a Regressor chapter 158