I Was A Porter - Chapter 12
Job Search (6)
Seung-ho, while slowly pulling the man’s index finger, watched his distorted expression.
“No, no. Don’t pretend it hurts that much.”
The skin stretched and stretched until it could not tolerate the strength and was torn apart little by little.
“Kuh, kuhh… Please!!!”
The man gasped and prayed to live in the midst of fainting pain.
The louder he screamed, the greater the intensity of pain Seung-ho gave him, so he struggled to suppress his voice.
“How many times do I have to tell you? Even if you ask me to kill you, I won’t kill you quickly.”
Seung-ho knew the man couldn’t bear it anymore without screaming, so he stuffed a gag in the man’s mouth.
However, the man shook his head and struggled violently.
“My brother! Listen to me, brother! How sad it would be if my brother went to jail for garbage like me. Please! Please! I’ll never report it.”
Seung-ho didn’t think about it, because he was overwhelmed by anger.
When he was inside the gate, he just killed his enemies. He forgot that he’s back on Earth, and was reminded that prisons exist.
“If I report it, you can kill me then. I promise. I will not report you. I will surrender and pay for all the crimes I have committed so far, please. Please spare me.”
The man, who noticed the small emotional change in Seung-ho, desperately hung to it.
Seung-ho began to put the gag back in his mouth.
“My brother! Please! I committed a lot of other crimes; I will be thoroughly punished by surrendering to the police! Please…”
When Seung-ho himself in the man, struggling to live to the end. He remembered when he was left alone over the gate.
“Okay, I’ll let you live.”
However, Seung-ho continued to gag the man’s mouth.
“But those dirty hands. I won’t let you use them again.”
* * *
“Ambulance! No, patrol car!”
Captain Choi Soon-ho was drinking coffee when he saw the man enter the station. In surprise, his paper cup fell down on the floor.
“Somebody help me! Come with me!”
The man looked terrible.
Captain Choi tried to take him to the patrol car parked outside, but the man furiously resisted.
“Report – I have something to report!”
“Mister, we need to bring you to the hospital first.”
“Listen to me, please; I have to report something.”
“You have to get treatment immediately!”
However, the strength of a C-class hunter was too much for a single police officer to handle, and it was only when a few dedicated police commandos arrived that they were able to take him to a hospital.
They were worried about the man bleeding to death, but fortunately, after a day, the man opened his eyes.
“Mr. Choi Young-ho, are you okay?”
Captain Choi Soon-ho, who stayed beside Young-ho’s side all night, stood up.
Young-ho tried to raise his arm and look at his hand, but he couldn’t lift his arm due to the terrible pain felt under his wrist.
“My hands… My hands…”
“The doctor handled it to stop the bleeding. Should I ask for more painkillers?”
Young-ho raised his upper body and looked at the thick white bandage covering his hand.
Young-ho struggled with a terrible memory last night.
He said, “I’m good because I’m still alive.”
Then, he glanced at Captain Choi Soon-ho staring at him and looked around the empty four-person room.
There was no one else around.
“Yes, please tell me.”
“Would you please bring a cell phone from my house? I have a place to call urgently…”
Captain Choi Soon-ho, who was asked to run an errand, expressed an absurd expression. However, he thought about the man’s situation and decided to go.
“Oh, by the way, you said you wanted to report something?”
“If you come with my cell phone, I will tell you everything. Please bring it quickly.”
“Don’t worry, wait quietly.” Captain Choi said as he took the man’s address and started to go.
‘Does this hospital also have foreign doctors?’
Captain Choi Soon-ho looked at the blond foreign doctor walking in the middle of the hallway.
The doctor smiled as soon as she met her eyes, and Captain Choi Soon-ho also nodded and smiled back.
When Captain Choi Soon-ho passed through the central hallway and went inside the elevator, the blond doctor entered the hospital room where the detective came.
It was silent in the hospital room, and Yeong-ho immediately looked when he heard the sound of it opening.
He saw the foreign doctor.
“Can you speak Korean?”
At Young-ho’s words, the doctor shrugged.
“Uh… I’m going to ask for some painkillers. It hurts!
When Young-Ho lay down, the doctor took an injection and a vial from his pocket.
Young-ho’s complexion brightened when he saw the medicine bottle.
He wondered why the doctor came, but he thought it was because it’s time for his medicine.
He badly wanted his pain to be relieved, and he didn’t think much as to why a non-Korean speaking doctor was assigned to Koreans.
“Oh, yes, thank you, thank you.”
The doctor smiled slightly at Yeong-ho’s words and started to insert a needle into the medicine vial.
Once it was ready, he stuck it into the injection slot. As the liquid flowed down the tube and into Young-ho’s veins, he felt the pain gradually disappear.
The doctor spoke to him in English as he injected the medicine.
“It was nothing. I got good information, thank you.”
“Thank you? What is thank you? Ah.”
Young-ho suddenly felt strange after all the medicine has gone through the tubes.
“Hey, doctor! Wait!”
Young-ho screamed at the doctor who was going out of the room. The doctor just smiled slightly before closing the door.
Suddenly, there was no power in Seung-ho’s body.
He felt his head go heavy, it fell down onto the pillow.
He tried to speak, but no words came out.
The man who gave Young-ho the medicine left the hospital and threw his gown into the trash.
Then he got on the parked car, exited the parking lot, and made a call.
“It’s not a regular report time, what’s going on?”
“I have some problems. I need to speak with Drachsh. He needs to know it directly.”
The phone was silent, and he sighed for a moment.
After a short time, the sound of the glass breaking was heard through the speaker.
He must have thrown Lego again.
“Short and concise.”
The voice over the phone changed.
The man felt that he had to hang up the phone within a minute because of the other person’s blunt voice.
“The target is judged to be at least AA level. The reason for the judgment will be sent by e-mail.”
“What else is special?”
He just said that the target was judged to be AA or higher, but the voice on the other side was not very concerned.
“I’ll organize it this week.”
In response to the man’s words, Drachsh hung up on the phone without saying anything, and the man was struck by his reaction.
The man prayed that this would not be a long-term mission.
* * *
“Yes, I went to the hospital you mentioned and checked it.”
He shed a lot of blood before he arrived at the hospital, but I thought he seemed quite fine. I wonder if it was because of excessive bleeding.
“And there was a detective, but they didn’t seem to know about you.”
While Seung-ho was thinking and was silent, Min-jong provided information he didn’t even ask.
“Uh, yes. Thanks.”
“Oh, and do you have some time tonight?”
When Seung-ho seemed to hang up, Min-jong urgently asked.
“I can’t say… I want to eat at home.”
“Eun-hye wants to eat with you… Can you not refuse too earnestly?”
In the words of Min-jong, Seung-ho scratched his back.
“… I’m only going to eat rice.”
“Okay! I will guide you to a delicious restaurant.”
“Why do you like doing this?”
“Haha, no. I will send you a place and time with Kotuk.”
Seung-ho hung up and went back to the hospital room.
Seong-ah was sitting in bed and reading a book, but when Seung-ho came in, she covered it.
Seong-ah had a nightmare until she woke up yesterday.
In the dream, she was endlessly plunging deep into the sea, with heavy chains all over her body.
She was so frightened that she screamed, but she couldn’t hear her own voice.
The sea was so cold that her body froze and so dark that she could not even see in front of her.
The chains surrounding Seong-ah were so tight that she couldn’t move. I couldn’t breathe at all.
At one point, as she descended into the endless sea, a light in the shape of a man came to him.
Light embraced herself tightly, releasing her chains, and taking her out of the water.
Lee Min-ju told Seong-a when she woke up that her uncle saved her.
Her attitude towards her uncle totally changed.
When he came in, he smiled and greeted her with a smile.
“Uncle, are we having dinner?”
“When I went to renew my resident registration card, did I tell you about a lady I helped?”
“Yes, the one that had a heart attack?”
Seong-ah flicked her finger and remembered.
“I got a call from Min-jong, and the lady said she wanted to have dinner. Have dinner with Sia.”
“Wow, are we having an aunt?”
Seongah laughed away and laughed at Seung-ho.
She was in a good mood, and it was much better than the old sense of distance they felt towards each other.
“What the… What are you talking about an aunt!”
“What? Seems embarrassed, you think you had a black heart? Fighting, Uncle!”
After the incident, Seung-ho felt embarrassed from time to time because he seemed too close to his nieces.
Suddenly, they heard knocks on the door.
“It’s a round.”
The nurse opened the door and came in, followed by a female doctor.
Seong-ah immediately hid behind her uncle’s back at the sound of the knocks.
Because of what happened, Seong-ah showed anxiety even with a small voice, and when she saw a man, she became terrified and scared.
She was fine towards her grandfather and her uncle, but when she saw a stranger, especially a young man, she gets a seizure.
The hospital gave consideration and assigned a female doctor to her.
Seung-ho’s heart hurt as he looked at Seong-ah, who is very young and had a severe male phobia.
He didn’t feel any regret for the man who lost too much blood and died of a heart attack.