I Became A Part Time Employee For Gods Chapter 56

#56. The Banquet of the Gods (1)

“…Are you serious?”

Ju So-Yul, who always maintained her composure, was taken aback with widened eyes.

“Yeah, why would I lie about this?”

Damdok replied, grabbing a piece of chicken.

“If you meet Hades, you’re dead.”

“I’m going to avoid dying. I can’t run forever.”

“So, a head-on confrontation? What guarantee do you have that you won’t die?”

“And if I just keep running away, is there any guarantee I won’t die?”

“…….”

In the blink of an eye, Damdok cleaned the meat off the bone and stood up, smacking his lips.

“No matter how much foresight you have, you can’t know everything.”

Ju So-Yul twitched at the mention of ‘foresight’.

“…That’s true.”

“Right. So, rather than avoiding Hades mindlessly, it’s better to deal with him decisively.”

Ju So-Yul looked utterly confused. She seemed to have a lot to say, but also appeared to be holding back.

Probably, she doesn’t understand why I’m doing this.

But this is simpler than you think.

“Don’t worry. You really think I’m going to get myself killed? There’s always a way out.”

“Explain it to me so I can understand. I’m seriously flustered right now.”

“Heh, a place where Hades can’t kill me even if we meet, that’s all.”

Ju So-Yul furrowed her brow even more.

A place? What place is that?

Her eyes seemed to ask that question.

Damdok smiled slyly and pointed upwards.

“The Banquet of the Gods.”

* * *

Iris Headquarters, First Conference Hall Lobby.

Cheon Jung-Ak glared at Baek Gureum sharply.

“This shameless bastard. What are you?”

“What do you mean?”

“Ha! What do you mean, what?! Hey bastard, I told you to embarrass Yu Damdok, not to follow him around like a lost puppy!”

Cheon Jung-Ak roared but Baek Gureum just fiddled with his ear, pretending not to hear.

“Oh my, what was that~ Focusing on such trivial details.”

In an instant, a vein throbbed on Cheon Jung-Ak’s forehead, but knowing he couldn’t overpower Baek Gureum with strength alone, he had no choice but to grit his teeth and tolerate it.

“Hey Gureum. What have you been doing since that day? I haven’t seen your face or had any contact for a week. Just when I thought I’d finally see you, you disappeared even after the Incheon Airport gate burst open. Is this how we, Iris family members, are supposed to be? Do you have any idea how much our father favors you? All this concern is because of you…”

Baek Gureum was not listening to Cheon Jung-Ak’s long speech.

He was just grinning while looking at his phone calendar.

“…What are you doing? Are you even listening to me?”

“Heh, it’s really been only a week. Wow, it’s amazing. It felt at least two weeks had passed.”

“What? What nonsense are you….”

As Baek Gureum smirked, he casually slipped the phone into his pocket and turned to Cheon Jung-Ak.

“Anyway, bro. Don’t boss me around anymore. I only took care of that matter last time because it piqued my interest, not to please you. You know that, right?”

Cheon Jung-Ak’s fist trembled with rage at Baek Gureum’s audacious words.

“You little shit, really….”

With a smirk, Baek Gureum turned and walked away.

“Hey! Where are you going! Didn’t you hear the meeting just now?! All team leaders will be deployed to the gate subjugation operations for the time being!”

Baek Gureum waved his hand dismissively.

“Ah, I don’t care~ I have to train with Damdok hyung.”

“What, what? Damdok hyung?! You call that guy hyung?! In all the 10 years we’ve been together, you’ve never called me that, and now you’re calling him hyung within a week?!”

Cheon Jung-Ak rushed forward and grabbed Baek Gureum’s shoulder roughly.

As people in the lobby stared, Cheon Jung-Ak finally let go with a cough, trying to play it off.

“Stop the nonsense and follow me. Father insisted that you join this subjugation operation.”

Baek Gureum looked at Cheon Jung-Ak with an annoyed frown.

“No.”

With a threatening glare in his eyes, Cheon Jung-Ak flinched and backed away.

Realizing he had shown weakness, Cheon Jung-Ak’s face flushed with embarrassment.

Humiliation quickly turned to anger.

Iris’s elite hunters were all gathered in the lobby.

“This little shit really needs a lesson!”

As his pride was hurt, Cheon Jung-Ak raised his hand, and Baek Gureum let out a faint laugh.

That contemptuous laughter was enough for Cheon Jung-Ak to lose his patience.

As the potential heir of the great Iris, he couldn’t just let this act of insubordination slide!

There were plenty of onlookers around.

It was time to set an example.

‘Father’s in this building too, he surely won’t kill me.’

Thinking this, Cheon Jung-Ak shouted louder as he raised his hand.

“You little shit! At a time like this, going to Yu Damdok is a clear act of disobedience! Understand?!”

Cheon Jung-Ak’s hand came down swiftly.

At that moment,

“Wow!”

“Amazing!!”

Cheers erupted from the seated people.

Cheon Jung-Ak’s hand stopped dead.

Cheers?

Perhaps they recognized the appropriate actions of Iris’s heir?

Feeling somewhat pleased, Cheon Jung-Ak looked around.

But contrary to his expectations, the people weren’t looking at him.

They were focused on the large monitor in the center of the lobby.

“…What? What are they looking at…”

Cheon Jung-Ak’s eyes narrowed.

Displayed on the monitor was the scene of an ongoing gate subjugation.

The monsters that emerged from the gate certainly looked incredibly powerful compared to the past.

And a man sweeping through the battlefield.

As his face slowly zoomed in, Cheon Jung-Ak snorted with annoyance.

“Not this guy again, dammit…”

The sight of Damdok, wearing lion armor and wielding a sword with black flames erupting with every swing, was enough to elicit cheers from the crowd.

“Wow, that’s so cool.”

“What skill is that? Black flame wrapped around the sword! It’s killer!”

“As expected, someone with talent is simply on another level.”

Cheon Jung-Ak’s face turned red with frustration amid the ongoing praises. He kicked a statue beside him.

“Talent my foot! That bastard was talentless until recently!!”

No one could hide their bewildered expressions as Cheon Jung-Ak made a scene.

As he seethed with rage, unable to contain his anger, Baek Gureum approached him from behind and whispered.

“See that? That hyung over there has much more to teach than you. Take care then.”

After patting his shoulder, Baek Gureum walked away.

Finally, Cheon Jung-Ak’s anger erupted and he charged at him, causing everyone in the lobby to intervene and restrain him.

As Cheon Jung-Ak was reluctantly pulled away, Baek Gureum gave a sly smile and waved his hand.

* * *

“Thank you for your hard work!”

“Take care on your way!”

Damdok and Ju So-Yul bowed their heads lightly to the staff members who bowed at a 90-degree angle in thanks and left the police line.

“The old days were different, they just sent the defense squad, but now, the gate subjugation force has really grown.”

Damdok commented, looking at the military vehicles and Gate Management Bureau officials spread around.

A small gate attracted an estimated 80 people.

Counting the minor support staff, the number easily exceeded 100.

Of course, only Damdok and Ju So-Yul were allowed to enter the gate, so the main task for the rest was to handle the monsters outside.

Ju So-Yul responded indifferently to Damdok’s words, casually looking around.

“I thought you weren’t going to do any gate subjugations, but this is already your third time today.”

Damdok just shrugged.

“It’s not that I don’t want to; I just don’t like being tied up with the Iris guild. Besides, gate subjugations are like training, they protect people, and as a bonus, my divinity increases too, so why wouldn’t I do them?”

As he spoke, a message popped up in front of Damdok announcing that his divinity had reached 90,000.

Indeed, leaping around inside the gate with black flames had a certain appeal in capturing everyone’s attention.

“I’m already at 90,000 divinity. 100,000 is right around the corner.”

Damdok grinned triumphantly, but Ju So-Yul just kept walking, looking ahead.

“There’s still another 100,000 before you reach an intermediate god.”

Suddenly, the wind was knocked out of his sails.

A little praise wouldn’t have hurt anyone!

Ju So-Yul was always like this, unresponsive even to a little poking.

The mere 100,000 ahead seemed daunting when he had to double it to 200,000 to reach an intermediate god.

It made him realize all over again how monstrous it was that Ju So-Yul had reached an intermediate god.

“The gate boss we just fought must have been a piece of cake for you, right?”

“It was a piece of cake for you too.”

“Hehe, what’s this, a compliment?”

“It’s just the truth.”

Always the tsundere. She’s always like this.

“But beyond that gate…”

Damdok’s remark finally caught Ju So-Yul’s attention, and she turned her head to look at him.

“What about beyond the gate?”

“What do you mean? Every gate we enter is surrounded by a transparent barrier, and I am curious about what lies beyond.”

He was referring to the place that displayed messages about insufficient divinity if they attempted to approach.

Even now, at 90,000, the same message appeared.

“Of course, destroying the gate itself is no problem, but it’s natural to be curious. Can’t you approach it either?”

In fact, this was a question Damdok had asked Ju So-Yul every time he entered a gate.

However, she had never answered him before.

‘I wonder if she’ll ignore me again?’

He swallowed nervously, but this time Ju So-Yul responded.

“No, I can go there.”

“What?”

“But I won’t.”

Her tone was too decisive for Damdok to recover his words immediately.

“Why? But why didn’t you tell me? I’ve asked you several times and you never responded.”

“I didn’t hear them.”

“Hey! That’s nonsense!”

Ju So-Yul clammed up again at Damdok’s outburst.

Dumbfounded, Damdok stared at her and she quietly opened her mouth.

“There’s no need to be impatient. You’ll get to go there someday too. Right now, there’s no need to go, and no need to be curious. I’m telling you this because I don’t want you to keep asking. I’d like to end this topic now.”

The response was frankly too abrupt.

But, given her insistence, he couldn’t continue the conversation.

In the end, Damdok had to turn away.

‘Alright. Someday, I’ll learn what lies beyond there.’

He was determined to see for himself what the structure beyond was like.

“Right now, this is first priority.”

Before long, they were at the back mountain where few people went.

Damdok loosened his arms and legs and opened the system window.

“I’ve got a divinity of 90,000 and I’m in the best condition. Today’s the day, right?”

“That’s right.”

Damdok grinned, watching the system window in front of him.

[The 29,034th Banquet of the Gods is now hiring part-time servers!]

Employer: Zeus

Divinity required: At least 50,000!

Experience needed: Beginners welcome!

Job description: Dining hall serving & kitchen assistance!

Working hours: To be discussed!

Salary: 100 Zeus (payable the same day)

A word from the boss: Let’s party time ┗[0 o 0]┛!!!



One response to “I Became A Part Time Employee For Gods Chapter 56”

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