“Why aren’t they waking up?”
It’s already been five minutes and they’re still dead asleep.
“Were the chemicals that strong?” I murmured, looking down at the tied men.
“Should I throw hot water on them?”
I was seriously considering it at this point. But then, I thought maybe hot water would be too much. Instead, I took some cold water and threw it over them. Even then, they just didn’t wake up.
Since it couldn’t be helped, I just waited. Since I can’t just wake them up, what else could I do? And so, I sat there for an hour. Finally, Han-soo began to stir.
But he still seemed pretty out of it. So, I slapped him on the back of his head.
There he is.
He glared at me. In response to that, I gave him another whack on the back of the throat.
Of course, I did the same to Gap-chan. He wasn’t really out. He had already woken up but was just pretending to be out cold.
Gap-chan’s scream was particularly loud.
“Look at me, both of you.”
At that, the two of them glared at me.
“What are you glaring at?” I demanded. I drew back my hand as if to poke them in the eyes. They lowered their eyes immediately.
“Hey, look at me.”
They looked at me again, but this time, with a more sheepish expression.
“So you want our superhumans. Am I right?” Han-soo said.
I haven’t even asked my questions yet. Rude. And so, I gave him another whack on the back of the head.
“Hey, only speak when you’re spoken to.”
I hated the fact that he could read my mind, so I slapped him again.
“What did you say?” I asked, hitting him on the back of his head again.
His screams kept getting louder. Then again, I was hitting him in the same spot over and over. It was bound to get more painful after a while. He may even get a handprint on the back of his head after this.
“Oh, yeah. Gap-chan, what was that you said earlier? About me beating up Han-soo? Well…I should make that true, right?”
I began to shake my fists.
“You bastard!” Han-soo shouted at Gap-chan. Soon, I was pummeling Han-soo mercilessly.
Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam!
Beating up Han-soo certainly made me feel better.
“Both of you, look at me again.”
They both looked up. Han-soo’s face was all swollen while Gap-chan looked normal…but only temporarily. I could beat him up as well. Any second now. Depends on my mood.
“Now, I need the two of you to answer my questions honestly. Understand?”
Neither answered. I drew my fist up.
The two of them shouted in response. I smirked. Who says you can’t get answers with your fists?
“Now you know about me, right?”
“To be honest, I don’t what’s true and what’s rumors,” Han-soo answered.
“You don’t even know the half of it.”
“Half of what?”
“You mean they’re not exaggerations?”
“Oh my god…”
Han-soo looked at me like I was crazy. And so, I began to walk in midair. I walked upwards like I was going up the stairs. The two men nearly choked in shock.
“Now do you believe me?”
The two nodded. If they still didn’t believe me even after that, then there’s no hope for them. Anyways, I continued.
“You two know about the goblins, right?”
“Yeah,” Han-soo answered with a nod. He added, “They’re our biggest competitors. They’re the reason why we specifically look for people with special powers, but you came to us. Rude.”
“Because you’re trash. Like them.”
Han-soo did not like that, but it was true. Weren’t they also planning on taking over the entertainment industry and dominating the public?
“But that’s not going to be possible while I’m around.”
“Piece of shit…”
“What did you say?”
I gave the man another slap on the back of his head. We’ll see who’s the piece of shit in the end? I’m pretty nice, you know.
“Anyways, I’m off to hunt the goblins tomorrow, but I need your help.”
“You don’t sound like someone who needs our help,” Han-soo pointed out with a smirk.
“And you don’t sound like someone who wants to live,” I countered with a smirk of my own. That wiped the smile right off of Han-soo’s face.
Looking wary, he asked, “Are you planning to kill us?”
“I thought you could read my mind.”
“Um…wait! Hey! You really are planning to kill us!” Han-soo shouted.
“All the more reason for you to answer me correctly. Maybe you’ll live.”
I could almost see Han-soo losing it. Not that I could blame him though. It’s not pleasant to get an attitude from someone younger than you. Or being threatened. Or getting hit on the back of the head. Am I being rude? Yeah, fine. I am rude.
“I’ll say it again. I’m going to go catch the goblins tomorrow, but you guys need to help me,” I repeated.
“Ugh…” Han-soo grunted. I raised my hand to hit him again.
“At least let us think about it!” he shouted. In response, I lowered my hand. Yeah, I can do that much at least. I’m not that difficult. I can be flexible when I need to be.
“Will a minute be enough?”
“Are you joking?”
“Then how about five?”
“We have to think about our company first!”
That’s true. This would mean war with the goblins. If the humans won, it would mean great things for Han Entertainment. But if we lose, then it could mean the end of the company. No wonder Han-soo was conflicted.
“I would think long and hard about who I am before you decide.”
At that, Han-soo glared at me. I could practically hear him cursing me out with his eyes. Anyways, I patiently waited while he thought about it.
Has it been five minutes yet?
“Give me a sec…”
And so I did.
Another five minutes.
“How about now?”
And so I did.
Another ten minutes.
And I waited again. This was getting frustrating. Thankfully, after about another ten minutes, Han-soo spoke to me.
“Are you stronger than a goblin?”
“Yes,” I answered without hesitation. Of course, I’m stronger. Oh, wait, the grim reaper did say that Duk-hyun was pretty powerful so I wasn’t sure. I will win, right? All we need to do is get him and the rest of the goblins will follow. Isn’t that what the grim reaper said?
“Are you sure?” Han-soo asked.
“You don’t believe me?”
“I need to see it to believe it.”
Well, since he’s never seen me fight in real life, it would be hard for him to believe it.
“Still. You should believe me.”
“Hmm…” Han-soo began to think again. “When I think about the things I’ve heard about you, I feel like you are…but the goblins won’t go down easily either…”
“Duk-hyun Yoo. We just need him.”
“That’s what the grim reaper told me.”
“The grim reaper? He came to see you?”
“Yeah. He asked me to catch Duk-hyun.”
Now that I’ve mentioned the grim reaper, Han-soo seemed to believe me a little more.
“Quit wasting my time and decide already. You’re going to die if you don’t agree anyway.”
“Ugh…shit…” Han-soo cursed again. Then all of a sudden, he spoke up again.
“On one condition.”
“We’ll help you, but in return, you can’t interfere with our plans after we get rid of the goblins.”
“Fine,” I agreed. After all, I don’t need to interfere to stop them. If I try to do it myself, it just might end up helping them, so I will make them destroy themselves.
“You’re going to make us self-destruct?”
Crap. Han-soo read my thoughts.
“I’m joking,” I said with a shrug.
“Who jokes with their minds?” Han-soo murmured, eyeing me suspiciously. Either way, I got them to agree to help.
The next day. Midnight. I was at Goblin Entertainment to save Jia and Nayoung. Oh, and Jinwoo.
“There’s more than I thought.”
“They all came.”
There really were more superhumans than I thought there would be. I was expecting maybe thirty, but there were at least 100. All 100 superhumans from Han Entertainment.
“You didn’t have to send them all.”
“Go big or go home,” Han-soo said with a smile. Spoken like a true CEO.
“I’m here as well.”
At that voice, I turned around and came face to face with Hye-jeong from Ladies’ Generation. What is she…? She has powers as well?
“You have powers?”
“Yeah! You didn’t know?”
Of course not. I’ve never seen her use them.
“What powers do you have?” I asked curiously.
“I can disrupt the mental state of women. I can make it so they can’t move or act ever again.”
“I tried it on you, but strangely, it didn’t work.”
Of course not. Because I’m actually a guy.
“I wonder why,” Hye-jeong muttered, looking perplexed. I merely shrugged. She would never guess that it was because I’m actually a man.
“So we just have to go in?” Han-soo asked, looking up at the building. He shook his head in wonder. The building was huge. It was hard to believe that it was just a mere entertainment company.
“Where did they get this kind of money?” Han-soo murmured to himself, shaking his head again.
“They have the goblin clubs, remember?” I answered.
“A goblin club?”
“You don’t know? They can just say the magic words and make gold appear.”
“So the stories are true?”
“Yeah,” I answered. I even took out the gold piece that I had with me to Han-soo. His jaw dropped in response.
Then, I put the gold back in my little pouch. I checked my phone. Just when I thought that Heejin should’ve called me by now, she did. I answered immediately.
“Yes, Ms. Kim.”
– Aw, sweetie, why so formal?
“You have Nayoung and Jia,” I answered with a smile. Heejin Kim, the woman who kidnapped Jia and Nayoung. There was no reason to make her mad. Oh yeah, she had Jinwoo as well.
– Oh, you are smart.
Aw, shucks. This was nothing.
– But, sweetheart. Why did you bring all that trash with you?
I had her on speaker. Which meant that everyone around me could hear her as well.
“What did she say?!”
“Did she call us trash?!”
“Who the hell does she think she is?!”
Everyone began shouting in anger all at once. Considering that they’re used to people revering them for their powers, I couldn’t blame them for being angry at being called trash. I could feel all the anger and murderous rage building up.
– Oh, was that the trash? Hehe.
Heejin clearly didn’t care that everyone had just heard. The superhumans all cried foul again.
“Hey, now. Calm down,” I tried. Not that it really worked.
– Anyways, sweetie.
– You guys going to barge in now?
“Can we do it now?”
– Of course.
“Jia and Nayoung are safe, right?”
– Don’t worry. They’re safe. But wait, aren’t you worried about Jinwoo as well?
“Oh, yeah. How’s he doing?”
– He’s doing well. Eating all his food.
“That’s good. And is Duk-hyun Yoo there?”
– Our leader?
– Yes, he’s right next to me. Do you want to speak to him?
“No. Just let him know we’re on our way up.”
– Oh, sweetie. We’ll be waiting. Don’t take long~
I hung up and I turned back to the other superhumans. Then with a mighty roar, I yelled, “Attack!”