Chapter 237: I’m Going!
“I… must have heard that wrong, right?”
Lee Chae-Rin inquired .
Kwak Jung shook his head .
“You did hear it right, your Majesty . ”
“Certainly . As the diplomat of Laputa, I came here to officially propose a marriage between your Majesty and his Majesty, Kang Chul-In . ”
“You are pulling my leg . ”
“I’m not . ”
“Stop this prank please . Are you short on money? How much do you need?”
Lee Chae-Rin couldn’t comprehend this situation .
“ . . . !”
The same went for Lee Chae-Rin’s subordinates .
Kang Chul-In did help Lee Chae-Rin quell a rebellion at the start of the Great Summoning, which knitted them close together . Even so, a marriage proposal was absurd .
“Hmm… just to reiterate, I came here to propose a marriage between your Majesty and his Majesty . ”
“…That can’t be . ”
“Damn it! How many times do you need me to say it? Your Majesty, are you or are you not going to marry his Majesty, Kang Chul-In?”
Kwak Jung was too frustrated to even care about Anubis’ previous warning . He had to shout to relay his message to Lee Chae-Rin, who was in disbelief .
“Yes . ”
“Mr . Chul-In and I?”
“A m-marriage between Mr . Chul-In and I?”
“Yes~! That’s right~!”
Lee Chae-Rin screamed .
She blushed uncontrollably, almost as if she were about to explode .
“You are saying… . ”
“It’s the truth . Matters have already been discussed on our side, so I just came here to hear your thoughts . ”
“Are you keen on the marriage?”
Lee Chae-Rin, however, could not reply to Kwak Jung’s question .
It was because,
She fainted on her chair from the shock .
“Are you alright?”
Dorado’s subjects immediately crowded around Lee Chae-Rin .
After some commotion, Kwak Jung initiated a private conversation with Lee Chae-Rin .
He assumed that as fellow Koreans, they would have a more meaningful conversation than with the others around . It turned out to be a wise decision .
The Pangean people had a different perspective on things, after all .
“Are you feeling better?”
Kwak Jung handed a cup of ice water to Lee Chae-Rin .
“Yes, I’m alright . I feel much better . ”
Despite those words, she was still pale from the shock .
“Hmm… to be straightforward, what I mentioned just now was the key point . ”
“About… Mr . Chul-In and I are getting m-married?”
“Yes . ”
Kwak Jung nodded .
“Well, of course… I can’t say that that’s all there is to the story . ”
“What do you mean?”
“Let me ask you first . Are you a Lord, your Majesty?”
“I beg your pardon?”
“I’m not asking the Korean lady, Lee Chae-Rin . I’m asking the one and only Lord of Dorado . ”
“To be honest… I don’t understand what you’re saying . ”
“Arranged marriage . ”
“ . . . !”
“This is no normal marriage . It’s more than just a couple developing feelings for each other and living happily ever after . ”
Kwak Jung’s gaze was extremely sobering . He had the same eyes as when he drove a knife into an enemy gang member’s abdomen without hesitation .
“This is a marriage between Lord Kang Chul-In and Lord Lee Chae-Rin . Furthermore, it’s a union between Laputa and Dorado . ”
“I-I see… . ”
Lee Chae-Rin replied timidly .
That was to be expected .
She would have agreed to an arranged marriage with Kang Chul-In if she was a Pangaean . However, she was an earthling .
Didn’t every earthling desire to share sweet love with his or her partner, and hope for their feelings to eventually lead to marriage?
“One more thing . ”
Kwak Jung pressured Lee Chae-Rin relentlessly .
“His Majesty won’t just marry once . ”
“ . . . !”
“You know it . He is too supreme of a man to just have one woman by his side . ”
“ . . . !”
“His Majesty, Kang Chul-In, is a sovereign to the core . Does it make sense for the future conqueror of Pangaea to have just one spouse?”
Lee Chae-Rin bit on her lower lip and kept quiet .
W-What… should I do… .
She knew that Kang Chul-In was not a man to casually date someone .
Not only was he a prideful Overlord, but he was also a workaholic . It was difficult to expect a normal romantic relationship from him .
That aside, he would give Lee Chae-Rin a cold shoulder no matter how hard she tried .
Does Mr . Chul-In really not have any feelings for me? Am I not good enough for him?
Lee Chae-Rin couldn’t apprehend this situation easily . She herself was a stunning woman after all .
“What’s the issue?”
Kwak Jung asked .
Lee Chae-Rin replied .
“All marriages are the same eventually . ”
Kwak Jung tossed a casual remark .
“What do you mean…?”
“Is marriage such a big deal? You will develop feelings sooner or later as you face your partner every day . ”
“Well that . . . ”
“As I said before, if you wish for a normal romantic relationship with his Majesty, that will never happen . His Majesty cares more about his work than girls, so how long are you willing to wait for that to change? Probably not in your lifetime . ”
“What’s your point?”
“This is a chance!”
“Isn’t this a chance to be at his Majesty’s side, 24/7?”
“You two are going to face each other, eat together, and rub your bodies together . Who knows? Maybe his Majesty will start to develop romantic feelings for your Majesty . ”
“Y-You think so?”
“And also, his Majesty Kang Chul-In is softer than he seems . He may be a bit rough on the edges, but he takes good care of his people . Have you heard of the term ‘tsundere’?”
“T-Tsundere? Mr . Chul-In’s a tsundere?”
“That’s right . ”
Kwak Jung replied with a grin .
“That aside, marrying the strongest Overlord of this continent grants you a priceless ally . Who can possibly threaten Dorado afterwards?”
“That’s true . ”
“Furthermore, an opportunity to seduce a man that you can never date in normal circumstances! Kang Chul-In, marriage and a formidable power altogether! Selling this bundle for 39,800 won… or not, ehem… Anyways! If you are against the idea of sharing one man with other women, then I guess it can’t be helped . However, I urge you to think from a Lord’s perspective . Ah, and also… . ”
“W-What is this?”
“It’s a contract . ”
“You can’t just have an arranged marriage without a proper procedure . ”
“R-Right… . ”
“Please read carefully before making your decision . Well then, excuse me!”
Kwak Jung disrespectfully pushed a scroll towards Lee Chae-Rin before getting up from his chair .
Huehue… you will never say no to these terms and conditions, your Majesty, Lee Chae-Rin .
Kwak Jung, whose back now faced Lee Chae-Rin, chuckled slyly .
According to his plan… Lee Chae-Rin was bound to say yes .
The last lightning bolt struck .
The scream, however, did not come from Kang Chul-In .
Kang Chul-In shouted in shock after he identified his savior .
“Y-your Majesty . . . ”
Lucia turned around and smiled faintly at Kang Chul-In .
“It was quite… a powerful lightning bolt…”
“Are you okay?”
“I can endure it . ”
Lucia slowly got herself up .
A blue spark constantly appeared around her body .
Aegis, the Shield of God, was now black and fuming .
“Lucia, your humble servant, had received an order to come aid your Majesty’s escape!”
Lucia kneeled in front of Kang Chul-In .
She then apologized .
“I’m late to your rescue . I’ve committed an unforgivable sin! Please punish me!”
“No, not at all . ”
Kang Chul-In shook his head .
“What punishment? You’ve arrived in just the nick of time . ”
“Please look up, your Majesty!”
Lucia pointed at the sky .
An aircraft floated in the cloudy sky . It was once Rothschild’s prized possession, named Zeppelin .
“All according to plan . ”
Kang Chul-In grinned .
From the very start, he had no intention of escaping via land .
He had planned to escape on Zeppelin after summoning lightning, a squall and an earthquake upon Rothschild’s territory .
At that moment, Podolski shouted at Kang Chul-In from Zeppelin’s prow .
A rope dropped down rapidly and stopped just in front of Kang Chul-In .
Kang Chul-In grabbed Lucia by her waist and held onto the rope .
“Ah, wait a second . ”
Before his escape, Kang Chul-In looked around his surroundings briefly .
“Your Majesty, what’s wrong…?”
“I swear to find that bastard who held me back . ”
“Ah, there he is . ”
Kang Chul-In stared into the distance, roughly 100 metres away .
A massive air current began to wrap around Kaiforce .
A whirlwind was soon formed .
Kang Chul-In released a vortex which then swept across his target region .
With a tremendous blare,
Someone’s scream could be heard along with a splash of blood and flesh .
“Deed done . ”
Kang Chul-In confirmed Alighieri’s death and let out a satisfied expression .
That was useless against his Oraclomind .
“You damn bastard . . . ”
Rothschild was completely mind blown, having witnessed his nemesis’ escape .
She was his prized possession which he had excavated from the ancient ruins . Aircrafts like that were rare in Pangea .
Money-wise, she was easily worth hundreds of thousands of gold .
But now, she was being used for his despicable nemesis’ escape . Rothschild was about to go crazy with anger .
Rothschild bellowed .
“Catch that bastard, no matter what it takes!”
Cyamodus, in response, struggled to move at a faster speed than before .
Rothschild’s territory was destroyed further every time it made a move .
Similar to the Full Metal Dragon, Zeppelin was equipped with ten V12 magic-engineered engines . Even the gigantic fire turtle could not catch up to her .
Kang Chul-In, now on board of Zeppelin, laughed loudly at Rothschild .
“That was entertaining, Rothschild!”
“Well then, have fun rebuilding your territory! I’ll be on my way!”
Having said that, Kang Chul-In gradually disappeared from Rothschild’s vision .
Rothschild gasped in despair .
He then vomited blood onto the floor .
He was that infuriated .