The Delivery Man from Moorim - Episode 8
Episode 8. The circumstances of the silver top (1)
The red light of the rising sun was dyeing the silver exterior of the 70-story building red.
It is a busy place 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, regardless of whether it is Saturday, Sunday, or public holiday.
It was the headquarters of the Awakened Association.
Unlike when it was first organized 25 years ago, the Awakened Association was in charge of many tasks.
However, the most important tasks were managing awakened people, managing hunters and hunter guilds, and investigating and managing demon beasts and gates.
Because that was the purpose of the existence of the Awakened Association, also known as the Silver Tower.
There were several departments in Euntap.
There were general departments such as the Finance Department and the General Affairs Department, but there were departments that were unique to Euntap: the Support Department, the Execution Department, and the Inspection Department.
First of all, the Inspection Department is the ones who monitor awakened people, especially hunters, to see if they are doing anything foolish. Some of the employees of the Inspection Department are active with their identities revealed, but many of them are hiding in various places and performing their duties in secret.
The Execution Department was made up of the strongest awakened people, and their main task was to apprehend black men.
Blackman was a term used to refer to people who commit crimes with awakened abilities.
In a situation where magic beasts and gates were already causing trouble, their presence was causing chronic headaches for the association’s employees.
Because the foundation of society could be shaken by them, the whole world came together in solidarity to arrest Blackman.
They were in charge of work at the front lines of the Awakened Association and handled a wide range of tasks, ranging from Support Department 1 to Support Department 10.
To the extent that most of the work of the Awakened Association that is not done by the Enforcement Department and the Inspection Department can be considered the work of the Support Department.
So, the support department was said to be the flower of the Awakened Association.
I don’t know what the people who actually work in the support department think.
The door of the elevator that reached the 60th floor opened with a cheerful sound.
A slender beauty wearing a black suit skirt got off the elevator and stood in front of the door of Support Department 1 on the 60th floor.
Standing in front of the door were two sturdy men in black suits.
They were the bodyguards protecting Support Division 1.
Because the motto was communication with the public, the atmosphere was significantly different from other support departments that did not have separate bodyguards.
That’s because the Support Department 1 was the place that handled confidential work among the support department’s tasks.
As she got out of the elevator and approached the door, one of the security guards said,
“If you are allowed to enter here, please prove your identity.”
She said, holding out her ID card.
“Myunghee Kim, Chief of Inspection Division 2.”
“I’ll check in a moment.”
Another bodyguard took off the sunglasses he was wearing and looked at her from head to toe.
If another man had done something like that, she wouldn’t have ended up half dead, but she stayed quiet.
Because the bodyguard had the ability to figure out what was being hidden just by looking at it.
Since entering a place that requires confidentiality, the process of verifying identity and belongings was very important.
It was a procedure that could not be refused even by the head of the Awakened Association, or even the leader of a country.
Soon he put on his sunglasses and stepped back.
“You have been confirmed. Please come in.”
When the door opened and Kim Myung-hee went inside, she was momentarily embarrassed.
“… … .”
This is because all the employees of Support Department 1 were lying face down on their desks or on the floor.
“Seo, is this really an attack?”
Kim Myung-hee sharpened her senses and prepared for any intruders who might remain.
‘Quickly report this to the president of the association… … But are the security guards at the door so strong that they didn’t know about this situation? Where is Jinho? The fact that he was attacked means that the attacker was level A or higher? He might have an Artifact in Class A!
It was a time when a nervous Kim Myung-hee was assessing the situation and continuing to speculate about the culprit.
“Ugh… … .”
With a groan, someone’s hand, which had been lying face down on the desk, was lifted up.
The hand fumbled with the desk, put on the glasses that had been thrown away, and raised his head.
“Who am I again… … “Are you Myeonghee?”
The man in his thirties, with shaggy hair and dark circles down to his knees, was Seong Jin-ho, the section manager of Support Department 1.
“Hey, Seong Jin-ho! How did this happen? Why is everyone… … .”
At that time, the door to Support Department 1 opened roughly and two employees came running in, holding a lot of things in their arms.
“Chief! “I bought you an energy drink!”
“Don’t die! Drink this and come to your senses quickly! Seniors!”
Only then did the employees who had fallen on their desks and on the floor woke up sobbing.
“Uuuhuh, if I drink any more of that my heart might explode.”
“When I bought this, I consulted with an A-level healer over the phone, and he said he would bring me back to life before I died from a burst heart!”
“Just kill me… … .”
“You can’t die yet! “You should die after you finish your work!”
“I need an awakening buff scroll!”
“That’s not possible! It’s already exceeded the limit! Anyway, I don’t even hear anything when I scroll anymore. “If you feel like it, just have an energy drink!”
Only then did Myunghee Kim understand the situation.
There was no such thing as an attack.
It’s just that the employees were exhausted from the vigil that lasted several days.
They too were humans before they were awakened.
Myunghee Kim approached the desk of Jinho Seong, head of Support 1, and clicked her tongue.
“I thought we were attacked again!”
Seong Jin-ho gulped down an energy drink and laughed.
“Support Department 1 where I am?”
“but… … I wouldn’t dare come here unless I wanted to be struck by your lightning. however… … .”
Kim Myung-hee’s eyes went down to the desk and underneath it, and she was startled by the piles of energy drink cans and bottles, and a torn scroll book.
“Oh my god! How many bottles of energy drink have you drunk? Tear off ten awakening buffs! Are there already five recovery scrolls? hey! “Stop drinking that!”
Kim Myung-hee took the energy drink can from Sung Jin-ho’s hand.
“It can’t be helped.”
Seong Jin-ho sighed.
“A-0128109 Gate incident. Because that hasn’t been resolved yet.”
“But isn’t that too much? Working like this until Sunday… … .”
“Because there was hope that our country could also become a country with zero-level awakened people.”
Myunghee Kim clicked her tongue.
“Tsk, tsk, you are a great patriot!”
“By the way, I heard that two or three A-level hunters defeated the Cyclops, Werewolf, and Minotaur with one punch, which are magical beasts that must be fought? “Is that really done by a person?”
In response to Kim Myung-hee’s question, Seong Jin-ho raised his glasses and said.
“It’s definitely a person. After analyzing the scars of all the magical beasts within the gate, it was clearly a human fist. “Are you sure you don’t believe the results of my investigation?”
“No, believe me! To believe… … “Honestly, it’s a story that’s hard to believe.”
“… … I couldn’t believe it at first either. But no matter how many times I try it, the result is the same, so I have no choice but to believe it.”
Myunghee Kim pulled out a chair next to her and sat down, took out a document envelope from her bag and held it out.
“Anyway, the manager of Inspection Department 1 asked me to deliver this. This is a list of people who are presumed to be zero-level awakened people. And the thing below is what our Department 2 organized.”
“I know that? These days, the whole world is in an uproar with an article saying that Korea also has zero-level awakeners.”
“What on earth were the president of the association and Ms. Kang thinking of opening a story that has not yet been concluded?”
Although it is said to be a country where freedom of speech is guaranteed, it was an incident involving a zero-level awakened person.
If the Awakened Association had stepped forward properly, there wouldn’t have been a single media outlet in the world that would have written an article about it!
“Why is it so weird?” It’s because of the Military Cooperation Council. “It would be beneficial for us if we could put some pressure on the consultative countries.”
“You should also bluff in moderation! And what if you get caught?”
“are you okay. Just crush it. Because bluffing is the same in other countries. Honestly, who conducts diplomacy with 100% truth? Half truth, half bluff. “Isn’t this fair and just diplomacy?”
“Me! Diplomacy is not half seasoned and half fried… … .”
Currently, what determines the superiority of the world’s national power is the presence or absence of outstanding awakened people.
Until now, people thought that S-class were the best awakened people.
However, five years ago, it was known that there were awakeners stronger than the S class.
A rating of zero (0) meaning not measurable.
It is said that the United States and China each have one, but their exact identity has not yet been revealed.
It was natural.
There was no way that the awakened person who would control the country’s strategy could be exposed that easily.
Myung-hee Kim and Jin-ho Seong were classmates who joined the company together from the hunter training center.
Although they were not related by blood, they were already like siblings as they crossed the line of fire together in the great clash ten years ago.
“But the manager of the Inspection Division 2, who is just as busy as me, came by himself to hand over this one document?”
“Ah, this is the real reason I came.”
Myunghee Kim took out a ballpoint pen case from her bag and placed it on the desk.
“It’s finally finished. The new weapon you requested. “Because you were so busy that you couldn’t even stop by the workshop, old man told me to deliver it.”
When I opened the ballpoint pen case, there was a gold ballpoint pen inside.
However, once it was in Seong Jin-ho’s hands, it was no longer a ballpoint pen but a weapon.
He injected an aura into a ballpoint pen.
With the sound of the air rumbling, the golden ballpoint pen transformed into the shape of a golden long sword.
“The name is Lightning Sword. Only lightning awakeners can use it. “Be careful because if an awakened person of another class touches it, you may be electrocuted.”
“thanks. “I should at least give you a call to thank you.”
“Anyway. Goes. “Take it easy.”
“I can’t see you off.”
“Get some shut eye when it’s time to see me off!”
Myunghee Kim looked at her watch as she left Support Department 1.
“We can just leave now.”
Today she had a lunch date with her younger brother.
The meeting place is the first floor of Euntap.
She took the elevator down to the first floor and soon found her younger brother standing in front of the door in the distance.
“uh! Myeongjin! “Have you waited long?”
“No, I just arrived.”
My younger brother, Kim Myeong-jin, was also working at Euntop.
His workplace is the medical department on the 3rd floor of Silver Tower.
It was a place to treat ordinary people or awakened people injured by demonic beasts.
For normal injuries, you could go to a general hospital, but for injuries sustained by magical beasts, you had to be healed by a C-level or higher healer to recover.
Therefore, the price of healers above C rank was quite high, and the same was true for healers belonging to the association.
However, those who belonged to the association were those who prioritized a sense of duty over money.
More than half of the cases of becoming an awakened person were hereditary, and Kim Myeong-jin was as outstanding an awakened person as Kim Myeong-hee.
Kim Myung-jin was a class A healer that the association was proud of.
The two met for the first time in a while and decided to have a meal together.
This is because we were both so busy that it was difficult to eat together a few times a year unless we made a special appointment.
“What do you want to eat?”
“Your sister is buying it for you, right?”
“Are you really going to ask your younger brother to buy it?”
“Then there is something I want to eat with my sister.”
* * *
A moment later, siblings Kim Myeong-hee and Kim Myeong-jin were standing in front of Yangchungak.
Kim Myung-hee, who saw the sign, asked her younger brother.
“What, did you want to eat Chinese food?”
“uh. Jajangmyeon. Team Leader Baek Eun-ho of Jiwon 1 said that the Jajangmyeon here was really delicious, so I tried it and it was really delicious! “That’s why I wanted to come with my sister.”
Myeongjin Kim said as he opened the door to Yangchungak.
“Let’s go in.”