Chapter 135: Hyacinth (4)
From Ed Ranger’s death, Lennon seized an opportunity.
The Fire Dragon Knights were the icon of the Sun Guild’s strength and one of the biggest pillars of the Sun Guild.
However, honorable? Generous?
All of it was bullshit. Muyoung was well aware of Lennon’s ambition.
‘A greedy tiger.’
Lennon was a tiger alright.
But, where Alexandro was a great tiger, Lennon was just one of the normal tigers.
Since he tried his best catching even small prey and tried his best to not give them any slack.
He was full of greed.
He was praised for the qualities he showed on the outside, but his heart was completely black.
Right about now, he would wield supreme power and secure his position using Ed Ranger’s death as the cause, due to the power vacuum left behind.
To Lennon, Muyoung’s actions would be like a lucky break.
If someone was playing it safe, of course, there would be others who would try to take advantage of the situation.
‘How far will you go?’
While Lennon and the others were unaware, Muyoung’s eyes and ears were placed throughout the Sun Guild already.
Although they had no idea, thanks to this, Muyoung was able to roughly figure out Lennon’s plan.
However, even Muyoung was unable to easily determine how much of Lennon’s actions would influence him.
“Find out who was associated with Ed Ranger’s death! Search every inch of this place!”
“Lennon! What are you doing?! How can you do this to me?!”
Everyone was each other’s enemy.
There was no law that stated yesterday’s ally would still be today’s friend.
Lennon didn’t listen to a word the brother spoke.
“Someone from inside the guild killed one of us. I can’t leave this incident to rest just because of personal feelings. What are you doing?! Keep searching!”
A fish in water.
As if he was waiting for something like this to happen, Lennon instantly dominated his surroundings.
Since he was now gaining momentum, it wouldn’t be easy for him to just stop either.
And the direction of this momentum had reached even the vice guild master.
The second in command after Alexandro.
However, Abdullon’s hands and feet were already tied.
It was because Alexandro’s siblings had greater authority than him.
Abdullon’s close associates were instantly exiled or demoted when Alexandro disappeared.
You could say the current Abdullon was no different than a mute orator.
However, no matter how much his power was marginalized, his position still existed.
The title of vice guild master.
Thanks to Abdullon, the Sun Guild still remained strong.
And everyone should be aware of this.
Since they had tied Abdullon’s hands and feet, everyone could have won if Lennon didn’t invade Abdullon…
But, Lennon went even a step further.
Words that Lennon invaded Abdullon’s library, house, etc. and started investigating with the Fire Dragon Knights had quickly spread.
His measures that ignored even his position as vice guild master.
Clearly, he showed the intent that he would kill anyone who interfered.
It didn’t seem like there was anyone who could stop Lennon right now.
It had already been 45 days since Alexandro disappeared.
If Alexandro didn’t return after 45 days from now, through a tournament, the next guild master would be decided.
Lennon had instantly become the number 1 candidate for the position of next guild master.
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A dagger had flown in.
Muyoung quickly moved his body and swung Anguish.
Hyacinth froze from her surprise, but Muyoung’s expression was extremely serious.
A full day wasn’t enough to fully understand Lennon’s actions, but a 3rd party had shown up.
Even more, their identities were more concerning.
A group of five ninjas had entered the castle in broad daylight.
‘How did they get in?’
Because ninjas used a lot of bizarre methods, even Muyoung was unable to easily detect them.
But, he was still able to discover them before they entered the room.
And so, he was able to block their attacks.
Ninjas were those who came to the Underworld from Japan and made an organization.
Even the name of the organization itself was ‘Ninja’ and Muyoung knew of the woman who was in charge of that place.
The five men who stood in front of him were definitely ninjas by looking at their movements and the way they breathed.
However, why on Earth were ninjas after Hyacinth and springing a surprise attack on her?
Ninja definitely had different tendencies than the Forest of Death.
From the beginning, they didn’t accept requests. It was an organization that moved only depending on their gains and losses.
Perhaps, there was a possibility that Ootsuki Yuka was involved with the inner parts of the Sun Guild.
The five ninjas looked at each other and then started to back off.
They had realized that Muyoung’s agility was out of the ordinary.
He couldn’t just let them go like that.
After saying one word, he followed the ninjas.
Hyacinth slowly grasped her trembling heart.
Although she had a vague notion that someone would make a surprise attack on her, she was scared out of her wits when it really happened.
‘Hya, you need to get stronger.’
She urged herself.
She repeated the name her mother called her by when Hyacinth was young when her mother was still alive.
That she couldn’t shudder at just this.
It was at that moment.
A ninja appeared as if he popped out from the ground.
He seemed as though he was harmonized with the castle stone.
A ninja who learned the Earth Release technique.
“Sorry, but you need to die for our great cause.”
He was after the moment Muyoung was vacant.
Hyacinth clenched her teeth tightly, raised her skirt, and took out a dagger tied to her leg.
Although she wasn’t much of a combative person, Hyacinth was still part of the Sun Guild.
She had developed at least some level of martial arts skills.
Even though she wasn’t a ‘rising star’, it wasn’t like she didn’t know how to fight.
‘I need to live.’
She swung her dagger.
However, it didn’t reach the ninja.
Before she was aware of it, the ninja had retreated underground.
It wasn’t a cover. He really did harmonize with the ground and moved.
Hyacinth quickly looked around.
However, even though she anticipated it, she wasn’t able to block his hand that popped out right underneath and grabbed her ankles.
“…! Let go!”
Although she quickly kicked her feet, his hand tried to drag Hyacinth down under the ground.
The ground felt like it became a swamp.
However, Hyacinth knew that she would die within the rocks if she was dragged in.
Although she knew, she couldn’t escape him.
Her strength was draining from her entire body.
Although that was the name she first thought of, he wasn’t at this place.
Hyacinth tightly closed her eyes.
However, she no longer felt her feet being sunk in.
Then, as she opened her eyes as she felt strange about it, a man stood in front of Hyacinth.
It was Muyoung.
However, Muyoung didn’t reply.
After piercing Anguish through the ninja’s head, he just stood there with an expressionless face.
There was no consideration for Hyacinth at all.
But, she still liked it.
Her own bodyguard who appears when she is in danger.
She wasn’t a girl if heart didn’t tingle at this situation.
While she tried to take control of her beating heart, Hyacinth asked.
“Wh, what about the other ninjas?”
Muyoung still kept silent.
‘He seems as though he has a lot on his mind.’
Hyacinth didn’t think hard about it.
Perhaps, he might have just returned because he was worried about her safety more than catching the ninjas.
She was eternally moved by this.
“Thank you. B-but could you get me out?”
She had sunk into the floor to her knees. It was hard for her to get out on her own.
However, Muyoung didn’t move.
He still seemed like he was deep in thought.
She couldn’t bother him.
“I understand. I will try to resolve this on my own.”
Hyacinth started to struggle with her feet.
Muyoung continued to follow the ninjas.
He showed his thoroughness as he sent his clone to remain with Hyacinth.
Meanwhile, he quietly watched where the ninjas were heading to.
The ninjas swiftly dispersed and tried to prevent Muyoung from following but if they knew who Muyoung was in the past, they wouldn’t have done something like this.
They would have just taken their own lives on the spot or have died by Muyoung.
However, they didn’t know of Muyoung’s past.
So, Muyoung was easily able to figure out the final destination of the ninjas.
Surprisingly, Lennon was at their final destination.
He was unsure when he conspired with the ninjas or if they were already together on this, but it didn’t seem good.
“There was an interferer. We tried to bypass and kill Hyacinth but as if he had already figured it out, he returned. We lost connection with our comrade.”
“It was probably that bastard, Muyoung.”
Lennon rubbed his chin and continued to talk.
“Did you find out about Alexandro’s whereabouts?”
“Shit. He wouldn’t have run away after figuring out the trap we had already placed, right?”
“Lennon, don’t speak any further.”
“I know. But, who would enter this place? This room is protected by I, Lennon..”
“…What are you going to do with Abdullon?”
“We can’t kill that old weasel. We definitely bound him hand and foot but he still has an odd sense of confidence. It seems like there is still a move he hasn’t used yet. Find out about that as well.”
“When this ends, I will not forget Yuka and your service.”
The ninjas bowed once before they quietly left the room.
Muyoung found out how the ninjas were able to enter the castle without anyone knowing.
However, although he had kept an eye on Lennon until now, it was the first time he saw Lennon conspiring with the ninjas.
It meant Lennon was that cautious.
‘The Ninja’s, the Command Clan, Lennon, Abdullon, and Alexandro.’
It felt like everything was carefully put together like a puzzle.
If Muyoung’s memories were correct, Alexandro didn’t die.
However, it was definitely strange for him to not appear like this.
It seemed like the future had slightly changed.
‘I need to strengthen my surveillance.’
He needed to widen his scope of surveillance.
Muyoung nodded his head and quickly left the area.
Lennon was on a roll.
Muyoung thought of it as he watched Lennon.
Currently, Lennon was taking full advantage of Muyoung’s work.
Muyoung gave Hyacinth a seal.
He no longer had time to waste.
In her room, Hyacinth took a deep sigh before widening her eyes.
“What is this seal?”
“It’s Ed Ranger’s seal. I found it first before Lennon started to inspect his room.”
Hyacinth’s jaw dropped.
“If, if someone finds out, we will be in big trouble.”
“If we were to get caught now, yes. But, Ed Ranger has handed over that seal to you.”
“He handed over to me?”
“There was a letter written in his own handwriting.”
From Muyoung’s side, he took out a letter.
Hyacinth opened the letter right away and started to read what was written.
As she read further along, her body shook more.
“This really is Ed Ranger oppa’s handwriting. On top of that, his seal… but, I don’t understand. Why would Ed Ranger oppa hand over his seal to me?”
From the ninjas who suddenly appeared, everything couldn’t be easily understood.
There would be no better time to use the word chaos than now.
Hyacinth looked at Muyoung with slight doubt.
Muyoung just shrugged his shoulders.
He couldn’t tell her that he ordered Ataraxia to control Ed Ranger.
Ataraxia had a lot of snakes he was able to control.
From regular venom to hallucinating venom, even venom to control the mind, he was able to use countless different types of venom.
It was a piece of cake to control Ed Ranger.
However, he couldn’t just tell Hyacinth the truth.
“There are some people who are awakened when they are about to die. Wouldn’t it be similar to how the brothers and sisters you knew of are now different?”
After Alexandro disappeared, Hyacinth’s brothers and sisters changed.
Although it was more correct to say that their true characters came to light.
After listening to this sort of comparison, Hyacinth lowered her head.
“However, if Lennon oppa knows that I have this seal, he wouldn’t let go of this.”
“The seal is power. With just two it might be lacking but if you were to gather a few more seals, even he wouldn’t be able to ignore you.”
It was the reason Lennon stormed in and used force.
He was trying to not give them time to gather the seals.
“Continue to open the Trial of Swords.”
“The Trial of… Swords? I have no cause.”
“We just need to create a cause.”
Hyacinth looked at Muyoung as questions went through her mind.
But, it was a good thing she didn’t say that ‘she won’t do it’.
It seemed like Hyacinth had already made up her mind in her own way.
On top of this, if they were to just stay still, Lennon would be unstoppable.
Since Muyoung now knew of his conspiracy with the Ninja, it was now time for him to act.
‘Things are working out interestingly.’
It was true chaos.
No one could tell who their enemy was and who was their ally.
During this time, there would be nothing weird if the tables were turned in just a day.
The corner of Muyoung’s lip rose as he thought of his next move.
‘I just need to make a cause.’
For Muyoung, it wasn’t that hard to do.