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Chapter 240

Chapter 240: Lee Chae-Rin’s Confession

“Grandma, Arshelly thinks . . . ”

Arshelly was good with words .

Kwak Jung had taught her what to say, but even without them, her efforts would have been incredible .  

Why? 

It was because she didn’t want her beloved father, Kang Chul-In, to be an unmarried and lonely man .  

In addition, 

“Imperial Princess . ” 

“Yes?” 

“Don’t you want a younger sibling?” 

“S-sibling?!” 

“That’s right . A cute little sibling!” 

“ . . . !” 

“When his Majesty and his spouses get married, they can make your younger siblings via ovulation, fertilization, implanta… no, not that! I meant by holding hands!” 

“Gasp…!” 

Arshelly had been coaxed into doing as Kwak Jung had told her .  

That’s right; let’s get a younger sibling!

With that goal in mind, Arshelly continued her persuasion .  

“I wish for daddy to get married . ” 

“But!” 

Park Sun-Ja gave her a stern expression .  

“He can’t have two wives! That’s bad!” 

“No, it’s ok~!” 

“H-huh?! What did you say…?”

 Park Sun-Ja was puzzled . She could not comprehend why this innocent little girl was supporting Kang Chul-In in polygamy .  

“Grandma . ” 

Arshelly spoke .  

“Daddy, no, Royal Father is . . . ”

“R-Royal Father?”

“That’s right!” 

“What… do you mean?” 

“Well, Royal Father is a ruler of a nation . ” 

“R-Ruler?” 

“Yes!” 

“You mean… over in the ‘other world’?” 

“Yes! That’s right . ” 

“ . . . !” 

“Royal Father will soon be a king!” 

“What in the world…!” 

Park Sun-Ja did not even know that lords existed . The information was too much for her to handle .  

A king? 

Her son was a king over in the ‘other world’? Ruling over an entire nation?

“What do you mean? Explain to your grandma, now!” 

Park Sun-Ja coerced Arshelly .  

“Alright, grandma . ” 

Arshelly maintained her composure and explained everything from the start to finish, as Kwak Jung had told her to .  

She mentioned Pangaea, lords, and what kind of character Kang Chul-In was in the ‘other world’ .  

“I-I see . ” 

Park Sun-Ja mumbled to herself, as if she was lost in her thoughts .  

“Daddy would never have an affair!” 

“I didn’t know that… so, it was just a difference in culture . . . ”

“Yes, grandma!” 

“It’s still difficult to swallow… that he has two different families . . . ” 

Park Sun-Ja muttered in confusion .  

Strictly speaking, Kang Chul-In only had one family with multiple wives . Park Sun-Ja, however, saw it differently from her perspective .

“Mrs . Park?” 

At that moment, Lee Chae-Rin gently opened the door and peeked her head in .

“M-Ms . Chae-Rin?”

“May I enter?” 

“S-Sure . I also have something to talk to you about . ” 

Park Sun-Ja gave her the permission .  

“I’ll be leaving, grandma! Have a pleasant talk!” 

Arshelly was sensible enough to leave immediately .  

“You may sit here . ” 

“Thank you . ”

“What are you thinking, Ms . Chae-Rin?” 

Park Sun-Ja went straight to the question .  

“Are you really planning to marry my son? As his second wife?” 

“Yes, I am . ” 

Lee Chae-Rin replied firmly .  

“How . . . Is that possible? You can appreciate this situation, Ms . Chae-Rin?” 

“Yes . I’m also an Overlord, after all . ” 

“ . . . !” 

“This is more than just a marriage between a guy and a girl . It signifies a unification between Laputa and Dorado . ” 

“H-However, there is no love . . . ” 

“No, Mrs . Park . ” 

Lee Chae-Rin spoke with a slight blush on his face .  

“I-I . . . ” 

She finally leaked her true rationale .  

“I love Mr . Chul-In!” 

“ . . . !”

“Mrs . Park, I can handle it!” 

“No,” 

Park Sun-Ja shook her head .  

“Ms . Chae-Rin is such a good lady . It doesn’t have to be my son . . . ” 

“No!” 

“ . . . !” 

“I-I… don’t think any other guy can be my husband . Ever since I got to know Mr . Chul-In, I couldn’t find anyone as supreme as him . ” 

“Ms . Chae-Rin . . . ” 

“Furthermore… I myself am no ordinary woman . I’m some sort of a queen . Who other than Mr . Chul-In could handle me? Mr Chul-In’s the only man for me . ” 

“I-Is that right? Ms . Chae-Rin may end up unfortunate . . . ” 

“Nope . ” 

Lee Chae-Rin shook her head .  

“I’m confident . I will definitely be a beloved wife and a great daughter-in-law . ” 

“But the jealousy . . . ” 

“I tossed that emotion out of the window . ” 

“ . . . !

“The moment Mr . Chul-In decided to become the ruler of Pangaea, he was destined to have more than one woman around him . ” 

It was strange logic, but not false . It was just a bit difficult for a normal Korean to comprehend .  

“Mrs . Park, please permit our marriage . ”

“ . . . ” 

“Please!” 

Lee Chae-Rin pushed on with a headstrong resolve .  

Phew… I guess having a talented son is not always a good thing . . .

Park Sun-Ja, thanks to Kang Chul-In’s superiority, had to face dilemmas that no other layman could ever encounter .  

 

                        ***



“Huu . . . ” 

Kang Chul-In let out a long sigh on the rooftop .  

“This is driving me nuts . ” 

The fact that he couldn’t just go headstrong on this matter made him extremely frustrated .  

Even a hundred thousand enemy soldiers didn’t scare him, but his mother Park Sun-Ja was so hard to deal with .  

“Son! You should not be a playboy just because you have it good! I’ve never seen a playboy who was actually decent! That’s not good at all!” 

Kang Chul-In suddenly remembered Park Sun-Ja’s words .  

“Mother, that’s not . . . ” 

He tried to explain, but, 

“I have nothing more to say . ” 

Park Sun-Ja had already turned her back against him . Kang Chul-In was caught in a dilemma .  

“Mr . Chul-In . ” 

At that instant, he heard Lee Chae-Rin’s voice from his back .  

“You came . ” 

Kang Chul-In replied, with his gaze fixed on Seoul’s night scenery .  

“Yes . ” 

“You’ve done… well . ” 

“No problem . Don’t we all have to strive to get what we want?” 

“ . . . !” 

“I learned that from you, Mr . Chul-In . I’m just doing what I usually do, so don’t mind me . ” 

“You . . . ” 

As Kang Chul-In was replying, Lee Chae-Rin suddenly embraced him from the back without notice .  

“I love you . ” 

“ . . . !” 

“I really, really love you . ” 

Her confession was as sudden as her back hug .  

Thump, thump, thump!

Kang Chul-In could feel Lee Chae-Rin’s heart racing, almost as if it was going to explode .  

“When I first… met you, Mr . Chul-In… you were a newbie whom I wanted to protect . ” 

“ . . . ”

“It was amazing to see you struggle to survive in this dog-eat-dog society . ” 

The Kang Chul-In Lee Chae-Rin mentioned was an average employee before the Great Summoning happened .  

“Hence, I tried my best to take care of you . You did seem burdened by it, though . ” 

“ . . . ” 

“And I began to like you since then . ”

“ . . . !” 

“Even before the Great Summoning… for the longest time . ” 

Honest, heartfelt words .  

Thanks to them, Kang Chul-In could recall his past memories and feelings which he had forgotten .  

A newbie .  

He always had that someone who was friendly to even a lowly intern like him .  

“Aren’t you tired, Mr . Chul-In? Drink this . ” 

“Hang in there!” 

“The boss is always like that . He is retarded . So don’t pay too much attention to it . ” 

“What’s your plan for… this weekend?” 

Lee Chae-Rin had always been displaying her feelings subtly, and Kang Chul-In had started to appreciate her caring and cheerful behavior .  

“When the Great Summoning happened… I was honestly scared . It’s true that I relied on you the most, and that I ranted a lot to you . ” 

“ . . . ” 

“But not now!” 

Lee Chae-Rin embraced Kang Chul-In tighter .  

“I no longer depend on you . Instead, I wish to be your trustworthy supporter and wife . ” 

“ . . . ” 

“I love you! Even if I can’t have you all for myself . . . ” 



At that moment .  

“ . . . !” 

Lee Chae-Rin’s body was swept around .  

“Are you really fine with this?” 

Kang Chul-In faced and asked Lee Chae-Rin, who was now in his arms .  

“Of course!” 

“You sure you won’t regret it?” 

“Certainly!” 

“If you happen to regret it, then I will let you off . . . ” 

He was about to finish the sentence with ‘anytime you want’, but he couldn’t continue .  

“Heub!” 

It was because Lee Chae-Rin’s moist lips had sealed his lips tight in a blink of an eye!

                        *** 

While Kang Chul-In was focusing his attention on domestic affairs, a coalition had gradually formed in the north, with Albrecht Vilhelm in the center .  

In the land of Bifrost, the Lord’s Hall . . .  

“From this moment onwards,” 

Albrecht Vilhelm, wearing a luxurious cape, raised his Epic-ranked sword Balisada high up in the air .  

“We, as one, will fight against the evil Overlord Kang Chul-In, and achieve peace in this continent!” 

Immediately, all the lords gave him a standing ovation .  

“My brothers!” 

Vilhelm shouted at the audience .  

“I, Vilhelm, have respected your wishes and became the chairman of the North Coalition! I will, however, never abuse my authority, and I promise to listen to every ruler intently! With that, let me open up the first topic for discussion!”  

He spoke in a grandiose tone, but in reality, he had already grasped the whole of the North Coalition under his control .  

Overlord rank 2 .  

An enormous amount of land, a robust economy and an endless talent pool .  

A concrete alliance with Overlord Ao Xin .  

In fact, Vilhelm was the one who created the North Coalition . All of his speeches were nothing but a façade .  

“As the chairman of the North Coalition, I propose to position our army to the west!” 

That was the only sentence which he actually meant .  

The west .  

By advancing the allied troops towards the Deathwin territory, Vilhelm aimed to pressure Kang Chul-In and prevent his move in the next spring .  

“I agree!” 

“Vilhelm, I’m with you!” 

“Let’s destroy Kang Chul-In!” 

“We can’t let that demon advance to the heart of Pangaea now can we?!” 

All the lords in the North Coalition supported Vilhelm .  

“Wait . ” 

At that moment, a man with pale skin and white hair stepped forward . It was Andrei Ivanovic, the vampiric Overlord .  

“Overlord Andrei Ivanovic… any suggestions?” 

Vilhelm questioned him with a slight hint of skepticism .  

“Is pressuring alone enough?” 

Andrei’s red eyes gleamed .  

“It seems like an overly timid move to me . ” 

“Timid you say . . . ” 

“What if we conquer Deathwin? Won’t that be more beneficial to our coalition’s safety?” 

“Hmm… but isn’t it winter, soon?” 

Vilhelm opposed .  

“Our coalition is still in the midst of formation . If we start a war at this point . . . ” 

“We are an alliance . ” 

“ . . . !” 

“The enemy may be strong, but he is alone . Why stop at pressuring? Even a simple war of attrition will be burdensome for Kang Chul-In . ”

Andrei glanced sharply at his audiences and continued .  

“I agree wholeheartedly with the chairman’s opinion, but to merely pressure Kang Chul-In is equivalent to giving him time to stabilize . I believe that conquering Deathwin right now is a better move, even if costly . ” 



He had a point .  

However, 

This sly vampire bastard…!

The problem was that Andrei intended to stand back and watch while Vilhelm and Ao Xin did the work .  

A war of attrition? 

As Vilhelm mentioned, an imminent war would undoubtedly cost Vilhelm and Ao Xin . The other lords didn’t have the ability to participate in the war, after all .  

Even if they did, they would give a myriad of excuses to contribute as little as they could .  

In other words, Andrei manipulated his words cleverly to place the burden solely on Vilhelm and Ao Xin’s shoulders . The other lords were bound to agree to his suggestion as well .  

“Hmm… that makes sense, too . ” 

“As Overlord Andrei had mentioned, our coalition is strong enough to strike now . . . ” 

“I agree with him . ” 

“Chairman Vilhelm, what do you think?” 

The response was immediate .  

The cunning lords of the North Coalition were leaning towards Andrei’s opinion .  

… Touché .

Vilhelm gritted his teeth .  

He had assumed that he had control over the North Coalition, but that damn Andrei was tackling his influence .  

Of course, it would be great if they could conquer Deathwin . However, that was not all .  

Vilhelm also needed time .  

He had to amplify his influence and power to ‘perfectly’ gain control over the North Coalition .  

His final goal was to conquer Pangaea, after all .  

“What’s your view on this, chairman Vilhelm?” 

Andrei inquired .  

“I . . . ” 

Vilhelm replied .  

“I respect your opinion . ” 

“Is that so?” 

“Immediately after this meeting, we will form the first allied troop to conquer Deathwin . ” 

Vilhelm didn’t have a choice .  

Andrei Ivanovic had valid logic and Vilhelm didn’t have any excuses . He had to send an army to at least ‘pretend’ to conquer Deathwin .  

You will pay for this, you sly blood-sucking bastard .  

Vilhelm glared at Andrei .  

Well then, have fun .  

Andrei responded with a relaxed expression .  

                        ***

W-What is this…!?

Lee Chae-Rin was surprised .  

So hard… to compose myself… Heuk…!” 

Kang Chul-In’s kiss was akin to a thousand-year-old snake’s movements .  

How could a man’s tongue move so flamboyantly? And how could someone’s kiss be so soft and delicate? Lee Chae-Rin’s mind was blanking out .  

She was the one who initiated the kiss, but she succumbed to Kang Chul-In’s kissing technique within ten seconds .  

Thump,

Thump, thump!

Lee Chae-Rin’s heart raced uncontrollably .  

The kiss was short and succinct .  

“Lee Chae-Rin . ” 

Kang Chul-In spoke .  

“Yes, Mr . Chul-In . ” 

“No matter what happens . . . ” 

“I’m listening . ” 

“I will never let you starve to death . I promise to feed you . ” 

“Pfft!” 

Lee Chae-Rin broke into laughter .  



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