Chapter 3: Strange People (3)
“Okay, calm down.”
It is now clear now that he is inside a novel, his reality now connected to it for odd reasons. It is urgent he figure out his current whereabouts. There should be hope before he goes off committing heinous evil acts that will affect the main character.
There is a good chance of increasing his chances of survival if he remains uninvolved with the main character and supporting characters in the novel as much as possible.
“But Lee Jin Woo is definitely the sort of character who draws in the attention of people and the protagonist…”
The world might face a terrible disaster if the main character’s hidden talent is not awakened.
It was a typical setup, but for him, it was not so.
“So it’s like that.”
If he intervenes, he dies. If he does not, he dies.
What a terrible reality.
Jin Woo felt upset of his current predicaments and because he so happened to hold the same name as the antagonist of the novel.
“Sigh…” Desperate, he grabbed a cigarette from the packet. “I should go out.”
He would be able to look at the situation clearly as he explores the world he is in now. And if the initial story line still remained as is, it would be for the best if he flees away quietly and disappear into the background, and better if he lives quietly in seclusion until the brink of the collapse of the world.
The main character’s awakening, it would not be right to sit by and allow himself to become a fodder.
Jin Woo had not the desire to die because of the main character.
He looked at the meal on the table.
In the first half of the novel, a secretary once attached to Jin Woo appeared.
Perhaps the woman who dropped by earlier on was more than likely her.
She was at the peak of her career but turned back around due to an unexpected unsavory incident and thus went under the wings of Chairman Lee Hee Jin.
The reason she was here was because of an incident that kept her from reaching the top.
…It was because Lee Jin Woo committed an atrocious thing against Yoona. As she expressed her favor to the main character, she received numerous malicious insults and atrociou deeds from Lee Jin Woo out of ire.
“This Lee Hee Jin is quite the interesting figure.”
Chairman Lee Hee Jin placed a great deal of importance on bloodlines and image, but his grandson, Lee Jin Woo, disappointed him so, but nevertheless, Lee Hee Jin bent over backwards to protect the misdeeds of his grandson for the sake of image.
“A classic spoilt chaebol son.. A novelty plo indeed.”
Lee Hee Jin, the man able to cover up Lee Jin Woo’s misdeeds.
Ah, right, in the novel, Lee Jin Woo also had a half-brother, who in all aspects was much better than him.
“Handsome, athletic, high-leveled potential, and an IQ of over 170. What a ridiculous setup.”
It was a very careful setup the author created. The main character was destined to have a conflict with the large conglomerate.
Anyways, by comparison to his half-brother’s talent, Lee Jin Woo was mediocre and lagged far behind in every way. For this reason, Lee Jin Woo was lumped as a monster with a set of inferiority complex, thus why he turned towards those of lower status to feel better of himself. He never hesitated to openly treat others like a vulgar slave.
Sigh… Jin Woo wanted to give this Lee Jin Woo a slap in the face of ever he was of a separate entity.
“You fool, you got killed by your own brother too…”
Yes, Lee Jin Woo was shot by his own blood.
Jin Woo sighed once again and devoured the rest of his porridge. The taste, it was delicious. He never had anything like this. It could not compare to the foods he bought at the convenience store or cheap restaurants.
“Ah… the filthy rich really have it best.”
He did not know whether to laugh or cry.