Reaper of the Drifting Moon Chapter 145
Light Novel: Volume 6 Episode 20
Seo Guksang got up from his seat pressing his head with both hands.
He wasn’t sure how much alcohol he drank yesterday. He was in a good mood and exchanged drinks with the escort warriors but at some point his memory was cut off.
That’s how much he drank alcohol.
He was so happy that he formed a close relationship with Yu Gi-cheon.
The merchant group exerted a great influence on Jianghu. Although the merchant company is now being run by his son it was clear that he would give a lot of work to Somyeong Escort Corps if he knew that they were in close acquaintance with Yu Gi-cheon.
His head hurt but he laughed out loud.
Seo Guksang got up from his bed.
When he came out to the restaurant on the first floor he saw his escort group already out. They were eating something to appease their bitter stomachs.
“Have you come out Lord?”
“Are you all right?”
They looked at Seo Guksang and said
Seo Guksang shook his head and sat down.
“I’m not okay at all. Given how much we drank—”
“Haha! It was a pleasant day wasn’t it?”
“Yes but my head hurts so much.”
“Eat a spoonful of soup. The heat of the soup will make you feel better.”
The escort warriors pushed a bowl filled with soup in the middle of the table toward Seo Guksang. Seo Gu-sang did not hesitate and drank the soup.
“Huuu! That feels good. You’re right.”
Seo Guksang admired the taste of the soup.
He slurped the soup in front of him. When his stomach became more full his headache disappeared.
“I think I can live a little bit now.”
“So do we.”
Seo Guksang who was smiling broadly suddenly looked around.
“Come to think of it I don’t see him.”
“Who? Oh are you talking about chief escort Sagong?”
“Yeah! Did anyone see him?”
“I think I saw him halfway through yesterday but I haven’t seen him since.”
Seo Guksang let out a sigh.
When he thought of his nephew his merry mood disappeared.
Sagong Yun’s family could not handle him anymore so he took him in.
He deliberately placed two chief escorts to monitor and stop him from causing trouble. Perhaps that’s why Sagong Yun managed to stay quiet without causing any trouble on their way to Chengdu.
“He didn’t cause any trouble again did he?”
“How can he cause trouble in the land of Sichuan? Maybe he just went out to get some fresh air?”
“I hope so…”
Even with the escort warriors’ consolation Seo Guksang could not hide his worried expression. But he still tried to stop worrying since he knows that worrying doesn’t change anything.
One by one the escort warriors who had just woken up came down.
The inside of the restaurant quickly filled up with members of Somyeong Escort Corps. Seo Guksang smiled as he looked at the restaurant filled with escort warriors.
Since they have established a relationship with Yu Gi-cheon if they can use the opportunity well they will be able to substantially grow the reputation of their escort company.
With a little more effort the Somyeong Escort Corps will grow to the point where it can stand shoulder to shoulder with the other strong and prominent escort companies.
It was a moment he always dreamed of.
Now that he thought that day was not far away a smile came to his lips.
But at that moment someone’s voice broke his fantasy.
As soon as he heard the urgent voice from outside Seo Guksang sensed that something bad had happened.
As if to prove his ominous premonition someone kicked the door and rushed in. A man covered in blood was carried on his back.
Seo Guksang recognized the man’s identity at once.
The man drooping in his own blood was clearly his nephew Sagong Yun.
Seo Guksang hurriedly hugged Sagong Yun and asked
“What happened? How did Yun become like this?”
“I don’t know either. When I went outside he was already lying in the front yard.”
“In the yard?”
Seo Guksang hurriedly looked at Sagong Yun’s whole body.
He was covered in blood but he didn’t have many wounds. There was only one visible wound. However it was not in a good place.
“Oh my god! His dantian–”
There was a deep scar on his dantian which is the foundation of a warrior. The wound was so deep that just by looking at it they knew that the injury could not be healed.
If his dantian is destroyed like this it would be impossible for him to even dream of gathering his internal energy. His life as a warrior is already completely over.
“Yun! How did this happen?”
Seo Guksang shook Sagong Yun to wake him up. But Sagong Yun didn’t even respond.
“What the hell happened?”
Seo Guksang lost his mind in the sudden tragedy.
But his tragedy did not end there.
Suddenly the owner of the guest house came up to Seo Guksang and said
“Mister Seo. Please leave the guest house immediately.”
“What do you mean? Why are you asking us to suddenly leave?”
“Every member of the Somyeong Escort Corps should vacate the guest house before lunch.”
“No look. We are the guests of Mister Yu. He said it himself that we should stay here.”
“It is also the command of Mister Yu for you to leave the room.”
“Mister Yu sent a person this morning and said ‘Make all people belonging to the Somyeong Escort Corps leave. I have cut off all businesses with the Somyeong Escort Corps.’”
Seo Guksang couldn’t hide his bewildered expression.
Yu Gi-cheon was a man famous for his faithfulness. So how could he change his words overnight?
It doesn’t make any sense.
Seo Guksang handed Sagong Yun over to a nearby escort warrior and said
“It’s impossible for Mister Yu to do that. He’s a trustworthy person.”
“It doesn’t matter whether you believe it or not. I’ve just said what Mister Yu said.”
“I will visit Mister Yu myself. There must be some kind of misunderstanding. I’m sure if I meet and talk with him everything will be resolved.”
“Mister Seo will take care of that but please still leave the guest house before lunch.”
The owner of the guest house was stubborn.
Seo Guksang couldn’t quite understand the series of events.
Sagong Yun who returned with a fatal wound and Yu Gi-cheon whose attitude changed overnight.
‘Is it possible that the two events are related to each other?’
Suddenly an ominous feeling came over him.
Seo Guksang hurriedly left the guesthouse and headed for the Snow Cloud Villa.
The door to the Snow Cloud Villa was firmly shut.
Seo Guksang knocked hard on the door.
“I am Seo Guksang of Somyeong Escort Corps. I want to see Mister Yu so please open the door.”
He knocked on the door for a while. But no matter how much he knocked the tightly closed door did not open.
Seo Guksang sat down in despair.
“Why? Why did he change his mind?”
The atmosphere was obviously good until yesterday.
Yu Gi-cheon was happy that he obtained a precious treasure so he did him a favor. No matter how much he thought about it he couldn’t figure out why he had changed his mind.
At that moment the door of the Snow Cloud Villa was opened slowly and someone stuck out his head. He was the steward of the Snow Cloud Villa.
Seo Guksang got up quickly.
“I am Seo Guksang the owner of Somyeong Escort Corps.”
“I know Lord Seo!”
“I want to meet Mister Yu. Please let me meet him.”
“The Lord told me to bring you so I came out. Please come inside.”
Seo Guksang hurriedly followed the steward into the Snow Cloud Villa.
He saw Yu Gi-cheon in the training hall where he met him yesterday.
Seo Guksang knelt in front of Yu Gi-cheon.
“Mister Yu! Why did you change your mind? Did we make a mistake by any chance?”
“If you tell me I will correct it. So please don’t cut off your relationship with our escort company.”
“Hoo! Lord Seo do you think I’m doing this because of my personal feelings?”
“Is that not it?”
“Lord Seo! I am a person who values relationships more than anyone else. Lord Seo is definitely a good person and has a lot of loyalty.”
“Is it related to Yun?”
“Please tell me. That way I know how to deal with it.”
Despite Seo Guksang’s pleas Yu Gi-cheon’s expression did not change.
“I will explain what will happen to Lord Seo and the Somyeong Escort Corps from now on. All of the guest houses in Chengdu will no longer accept Lord Seo and Somyeong Escort Corps.”
“No merchant company in Sichuan Province will also be willing to do business with the Somyeong Escort Corps. There is also a high probability that the Somyeong Escort Corps will not receive any transportation requests from here.”
“All the other sects in Chengdu may also be hostile to you. With this I pray that Lord Seo will lead his family out of Sichuan as soon as possible.”
“What are you talking about? Lord Yu! Please tell me clearly.”
Yu Gi-cheon sighed. His face was full of conflict.
After thinking for a while he opened his mouth.
“Okay. Listen to me carefully. Your nephew crossed a someone else’s house fence last night to rape a girl.”
“The problem is that the owner of the house is a very scary person.”
“Tell me about the house. I will go visit him and apologize.”
“No you better not go. He is an unforgiving man.”
“There’s actually someone Yu Gi-cheon is afraid of?”
“It’s not just this old man. Everyone in Sichuan is afraid of him. And only a few people like this old man know who he really is. He may have only punished your nephew for now but if he changes his mind the Somyeong Escort Corps could easilhy be wiped out in an instant.”
“Never ignore this old man’s advice. I’ve never seen anyone more terrifying than him in my entire life.”
“Who the hell is he?”
“Don’t even try to know. When you leave Chengdu forget everything that happened today. Don’t even dream of taking revenge for your nephew. And don’t ever return to Sichuan.”
With those words Yu Gi-cheon shut his mouth firmly.
Seo Guksang saw the deep fear on Yu Gi-cheon’s face. It was clear that he was really afraid of the unknown man.
Yu Gi-cheon was a person who had gone through all sorts of trials since birth. The merchant group also has gone through countless dangerous things to build up to what it is today.
Although he retired from the front line his guts did not diminish. Rather his courage has grown and his mind has become more sharped. If he showed his fear to this extent it meant that he was really afraid of the unknown man.
Seo Guksang realized that there was no point in talking any more. And he felt that Yu Gi-cheon’s advice was sincere.
‘You damn child! Who the hell did you mess with?!’
Seo Guksang insulted his nephew who caused all this and went out of his way.
Only after he disappeared did Yu Gi-cheon let out a sigh.
Yu Gi-cheon suddenly looked at the entrance and said cautiously
“Is this enough?”
“I think it’s still a little lacking but I’ll be satisfied with this much after seeing the look on your face.”
A six or seven-year-old boy walked in. The boy with the seven rings around his neck was Soma.
As Soma approached Yu Gi-cheon’s shoulders trembled.
He knew very well how terrifying this bright-faced boy was.
One day three children suddenly appeared in Chengdu. A blind girl a boy with his all-black eyes and a boy much smaller than the others.
When they first showed up in Chengdu no one cared. Chengdu was a very large city so children who lost their parents and became orphans would often come here to find a place to eat and live.
Those children would often have the same ending. They would either join the underworld or be beaten to death while wandering.
People thought the same thing would happen to those three children.
In particular the blind girl has a strange charm so she is more likely to become a target of men’s lusts. In fact numerous men had already approached and tried to take their chances on the blind girl.
But not a single one survived.
The three children were not just poor orphans.
Their power was beyond people’s imagination.
With just three of them they devastated Chengdu’s underworld.
In the back alley the gangsters who used to exert their influence disappeared without a trace for a long time that people thought them to be dead. But soon they reappeared and acted as the faithful hands of the children.
This way the three children quickly dominated the underworld of Chengdu.
When this happened some of the sects in Chengdu tried to come forward and punish the children.
But none of them actually dared to act.
Because there was a man behind the children.
From last year to this year he was present in all of the major incidents that occurred in Sichuan Province.
The closed door isolation of the Emei sect and Qingcheng sect.
The bloody incident in Chengdu.
And although it sounds unbelievable there were rumors circulating that he had also destroyed the Xiaoleiyin Temple the ruler of the Western Region.
He was a being of fear.
The warriors of the Chengdu were afraid to even dare to speak his name.
The living god of death.
The people of Chengdu called the man that way.
And they thought of the three children as the limbs of the reaper.
Among them the brightest yet cruelest child was currently right in front of him.
The little devil.
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