The Hippocratic Clan Building headquarters is located at the edge of the Industrial District.
It was a place where the clan chief’s sullen desire to build a more grandiose reserve site later was clearly shown, and the surrounding area was completely empty.
« It seems to be more frequent these days. »
« They are really crazy bastards. »
The faces of the two men guarding the entrance were full of dissatisfaction.
If the barrier had been intact, there would have been no need to stand in the cold wind.
« You say you won’t intervene on the 60th floor? Isn’t that a treaty violation? »
« Because there were no casualties… … I don’t know if they’re smart or not, really. »
A whitish figure was caught in the sight of the two of them, who were comforting the scenery that even the viewer had to say.
« Head Senior, right? »
One closed his eyes and asked.
« White clothes and straight hair… … That’s right. »
No matter who came first, he fixed his posture and looked straight ahead.
The coat and ankle-length boots were full of white.
There was a blue dragon mark painted on her chest.
From anyone’s point of view, it was obvious that Kang So-ah, the senior head of the Mobile Strike Squadron of the Hippolycrete Clan.
The two men gulped their saliva in tension.
‘Is it empty today as well?’
Their glances at each other were full of anxiety.
Kang So-ah didn’t treat them harshly to the point where she was usually this nervous.
But now I couldn’t welcome her with a smile.
Every footstep that Kang So-ah passed was cracked like a spider’s web.
Until yesterday, she had been talking to me with a smile if it wasn’t cold, so I couldn’t even move in fear mixed with a sense of incongruity.
« take care. »
Kang So-ah’s eyes were cold.
« Uh, yes, yep! »
When the marble staircase at the entrance crumbled, the two kept their mouths shut with a short answer.
As they stared at the front for a long time and the overwhelming sound of footsteps faded, the breaths they had been holding back burst out of their mouths at the same time.
« … … What’s up? »
Even though she wanted to deny reality, the traces of her walk were clear.
The two looked around the street blankly and turned their heads to the inside of the lobby.
« Ahhh! Head Senior! »
Her bizarre yet quiet riot continued in the lobby.
« I’m escorting you to the document room right now. »
Kang So-ah’s voice was clearly heard through the gap.
He was demanding something from the receptionist in the lobby with a hard tone.
« Hey, there… … . »
At the voice of the receptionist, which was getting smaller and smaller, the necks of the two men were pulled and their ears pricked.
« If you don’t want to go with sparks, give me your card key. »
Kang So-ah was not the kind of person who was timid to the executives and warm to the people below.
The receptionist was at a loss for what to do, but after reporting it, he said that he would guide him and started writing a message in a hurry.
« I’ve never done anything bad like that… … Wasn’t that before the battle? »
The two exchanged glances in anxiety.
Kang So-ah’s behavior now seemed as if she would never set foot here again.
The room of the Hippocrit clan was full of chill.
It wasn’t just that thick ice covered the entire exterior wall of the building instead of the broken windows.
« When are you going? »
« If I hear from you for sure. »
‘Ice evangelist’ Ha-mi Park leaned her back on the sofa and whistled slowly.
« Do you think the answer will come out if you sit down like that? »
Despite the cold tone of Hippocrit clan leader Oh Jae-jun, Park Ha-mi did not raise an eyebrow.
Oh Jae-joon, who was sitting face to face in frustration, gulped down the water placed on the table.
« Then talk quickly. You two don’t talk. »
« Is this a joke? »
« no. Am I serious? »
The water in the glass in Oh Jae-jun’s hand froze in an instant.
« Stop it. »
« no. »
« The 30th floor also happened because of him. »
« Well… … I don’t know, but do you really think it happened because of one person? »
Jaejoon Oh’s face contorted.
Taking a deep breath, he picked up the frozen glass and threw it.
« You are the one who put me here! »
The glass that barely passed by Park Ha-mi’s head collided with the wall and shattered.
« You agreed. »
« It was! You sweet words! When you say that the center of the tower is the 50th floor, and if you keep your balance, the noble gaze from upstairs is nothing! »
Oh Jae-jun jumped up from his seat and got out of the sofa with an anxious expression.
« Even now, that thought has not changed. »
Park Ha-mi’s tone of voice lowered.
« okay? Does that kind of person interfere with what I do? »
« … … in moderation? I told you, I’m serious. »
Park Ha-mi’s expression did not change as if she was wearing a mask.
« He is the one who will destroy the tower. It’s the kind of ‘balance’ you care about. »
« Before that, I said I was harvesting, so I said don’t touch it. Before it becomes more difficult to control for nothing. »
There was no playfulness in Park Ha-mi’s voice, which was cut off.
« … … Are you serious? »
Before Jaejoon Oh could hear an answer, he heard a knock on the door.
It was safe to say that it was an ice wall rather than a door, but the sound of freezing was buried, but it was enough to capture the nerves of the two who became sensitive.
« … … Who are you? »
« I’m Kang So-ah. »
Jaejoon Oh sighed and cleared his voice.
« Come later. It is difficult now. »
Oh Jae-joon was speaking, but he had a question close to his intuition.
Normally, the first reason was that when the door was frozen, no one came without notice.
« I don’t think it would be now. »
The second reason was that Kang So-ah, who had been locked up at all, stepped out like this.
Oh Jae-joon glanced at Park Ha-mi, who was not interested, then looked at the door again and raised his voice.
« I will contact you separately- »
The door leaf shattered and scattered along with the ice shards.
« You said it. I have to do it now. »
Jaejoon Oh blinked his eyes for a moment, then slowly stepped back.
« You tell me. »
There was no passionate tone towards Park Ham-mi.
With calm eyes, she leaned on her desk and looked at Kang So-ah with her arms crossed.
« I want to ask you something. »
Kang So-ah walked in casually and opened her mouth, fluttering a few sheets of paper stuck in the file iron.
« Murders, drug trafficking, intimidation, violations of the Mutual Treaty of the Hippocrites… … There are many. »
Kang So-ah threw the pile iron on the floor and shot Oh Jae-joon with unshakable eyes.
« Is it true that all of this was done under your direction, Hippocrit Clan Chief Oh Jae-jun? »
Park Ha-mi, who was watching from the side of Kang So-ah’s confident words, lit up her eyes.
« Head senior, no… … Kang So-ah. »
Jaejoon Oh raised his left hand with his arms crossed and rubbed his forehead.
With an extremely determined personality, he does this only when his embarrassment and irritability exceed the limit.
« Do you know what I am talking about? »
« yes. Very clear. »
So-ah Kang and Jae-Jun Oh.
Neither of them reacted enthusiastically.
As if he had expected something like this to happen someday, as if he had predicted it.
« If you die quietly even now, I’ll pretend you don’t know. »
Jaejoon Oh struggled to open his eyes and pulled the corners of his lips slightly.
« What if you don’t like it? »
At Kang So-ah’s blunt answer, Oh Jae-joon’s lips trembled.
« … … The reason I looked after Kang So-ah is because I highly valued the contribution to the Hippocratic clan. »
The open door behind it was covered with ice again, and a thick wall of ice was created in an instant.
It seems that there is no escape hole.
« Is that so? »
« Leaving something that is usually confined to the house is so much that the light goes out when you see the floor of thatched candle burning brighter than anyone else… … I thought I did my part. »
« I didn’t know you were so caring. I never said I was sick. »
Jaejoon Oh unwrapped his arms and slowly let his arms hang down.
« I didn’t know today would be the last day to burn that candle. »
At the same time Oh Jae-jun flicked his finger, ice flowers bloomed around Kang So-ah.
Kang So-ah’s new model was overshadowed by one, two, and countless ice flowers.
« I’ll keep some of the wicks. »
With Oh Jae-jun’s cold words, Kang So-ah was trapped in an ice flower.
It was the completion of an ice prison that even the knights on the 50th floor could not scratch.
« Isn’t he that new guy back then? »
Park Ha-mi, who watched the situation with interest, lowered her eyebrows as if the steam had leaked and looked at Oh Jae-jun.
« … … you’re right. »
« Why are you here all of a sudden? Did you do anything weird again? »
« I didn’t do it, so please shut up. »
Jaejoon Oh sighed and opened the message window to call someone.
He realized that even the head senior of the Mobile Strike Team was a thing of the past.
Now that I can only use it for reconnaissance purposes, it was just a pity.
‘I thought something was suspicious, but… … Was it a simple reaction?’
Jaejoon Oh’s hand stopped.
hey – low.
Cracks were forming in the walls of the Ice Prison.
« What is this… … . »
Jaejoon Oh hastily closed the message window.
« Wow! Didn’t you say that he’s going to die because he’s going backwards? »
Park Ha-mi got up from her seat, stepped back and made an interesting expression again.
Oh Jae-jun couldn’t open his mouth easily.
As Ha-mi Park said, it should have been the case.
The rift grew longer and longer, drawing a line here and there and running.
Soon, So-ah Kang appeared, spitting out in all directions like ice fragments exploding and exhaling white breath.
« One of them will have to die today. »
With an indifferent look.
Oh Jae-joon’s judgment was quick.
Instead of answering, he raised all the magic in his body and prepared the best possible move.
« Hey Jaejoon Oh! it… … »
Before Ha-mi Park could finish her words, a thin needle of ice poured out of Jae-joon Oh’s hand.
The ice, which is finer than the actual needle, stretched enough to cover Oh Jae-joon’s body.
« It was Kang So-ah who chose pain… … »
Oh Jae-joon’s voice trembled at the magic that was poured to the limit.
At the same time, the blades of the ice needles all raised their heads towards Kang So-ah.
« It is you. »
Thousands or even tens of thousands of needles of ice hit Kang So-ah’s body at a speed that was hard to follow with the snow.
« … … Whoa. »
Kang So-ah’s actions were simple.
Before he could pull out the needle, he was already standing with his fist on his waist and his left foot off the axis.
He bent his knees when the number of needles increased to tens of thousands.
‘Can I do it?’
Soon as the needle was shot, he clenched his fist.
The wind blew.
A breeze blew through the mountains and swept through her hands.
The ice needle lost its target and began to wander.
It bounces off the wall, as well as picture frames, ceramics, etc. hung on the wall.
Each time the needle touched, the surface of the objects froze.
The breeze broke through all the ice needles and reached only one.
« … …ね! »
Embarrassment erupted from Jaejoon Oh’s mouth.
The wind that passed through the magical shield turned into a storm right in front of him.
The storm ripped open his skin and dripped with blood.
The wind didn’t blow away even with simple magic.
Now, the moment the storm was heading towards his heart.
« stop. The joke ends here. »
The storm hit the wall at once, pierced a hole, and disappeared.
« Did we grow up a lot? »
With one gesture of Park Ha-mi.
Kang So-ah couldn’t afford to answer.
As Oh Jae-joon brought out his trump card right away, she had to respond accordingly.
« Now that I’m done with it, can I finish it? »
‘Ice evangelist’ waved his hand as if it was bothersome to use his special skill.
Kang So-ah was crushed by the simple operation of magic.
Kang So-ah’s legs trembled as if in resistance, and soon after, she knelt down on one knee.
« It’s really cute. »
Park Ha-mi slowly walked towards Kang So-ah, and brushed her chin.
« How are you going to kill me? »
Kang So-ah looked at her without saying a word, and then smiled.
Park Ha-mi’s eyes widened.
« Oh? you’re laughing- »
At the same time as the thick ice wall on the outer wall of the building broke, a hot wind blew.