Never Die Extra - Chapter 315
Evan D. Sherden, Manipulated Scenarios (4)
“I heard you called, sir.”
“Jhin, come on in.”
The day after the two main characters of the scenario was decided to be Miriam and Redine, Evan went straight to work. Evan himself called for Miriam’s safety, the protagonist of the scenario, as the priority in ‘Operation New Scenario.’ He chose Jhin as an escort not only due to his strength, but it was also because he could identify and respond to many situations in advance.
“I already explained the rough facts, didn’t I? Jhin, you help Mother Miriam from now on. Mother Miriam is trying to remove Sherden’s darkness at the risk of her own safety. I will need a lot of your help.”
“I’ll do anything to help you. Thank you for giving me this important job.”
‘Well, I’m only 14, so he should have thought that this responsibility was too much for me. But Master Evan is Master Evan, so…’
But because Jhin had thoughts like that, Evan always felt a little complicated looking at him.
“Jhin, if you get this right, I’ll grant you a wish.”
Evan wanted to do something for him. Jhin reacted sensitively to Evan’s words. Jhin’s eyes, which resembled that of a dragon, looked straight at Evan.
“Can I be your disciple…?”
“…What? What else can I teach you?”
“I want to be your disciple!”
A flash of light seemed to burst out of Jhin’s eyes. Jhin seemed to have given excessive meaning to his title as Evan’s disciple. However, Evan nodded because he was grateful that Jhin was thinking of him.
“Yeah, I will do it when this is over. I’ll have to think about something I can teach you in advance, Jhin.”
“Thank you very much, Commander…!”
Jhin looked so moved that he was about to cry. Evan asked, with a slight worry, as he swept Jhin’s hair.
“Jhin, are you getting along with the girls…?”
“Why, all of a sudden…?”
“No, I don’t mean anything. I just thought you might need a girlfriend now that you’re all grown up.”
Jhin shook his head with an expression of disgust.
“When I get involved with a girl, my life will be tiring, Commander. I can tell by looking at the two little girls. Women are creatures that were born to bully men. I like to be surrounded by men who can communicate and be friends without lies.”
Evan stiffened as soon as he heard it. He continued again with a calm look on his face before Jhin took him into doubt.
“No, I think…the twins are just expressing their desire to be close to you in a more radical way. Besides, there are many other good women in the world. The world is wide, and there are many people. It’s a big mistake to judge the whole by just looking at some parts.”
“I think so, of course. The people who have a relationship with you right now are very beautiful, mature, wise, and benevolent.”
“Well, I don’t think that…”
“Most of all, I can see that they are wise because they are smart to recognize the good in a man.”
Jhin, immersed in what he said, continued without giving Evan time to refute.
“That’s why they wanted to be your woman, recognizing you early and not allowing other competitors. That decisiveness was enough to impress even me, who was watching from behind.”
“They sometimes fight, cooperate, and create tacit order and hierarchy to get your attention. It seems to be the birth of a nation.”
‘Tsk. Had there been such intense agony, conflict, determination, and torture among the girls?’
“Anyway, to sum up, the conditions of a good woman, you have to have a good eye. That’s why we can move on to a general conclusion. The woman who says she likes me could lack judgment or deceive me. Thus, I should never accept them.”
“Jhin, I told you not to undervalue yourself.”
Evan was wondering what Jhin was going to say, but the conclusion was this. Evan thought Jhin became a lot better while growing up with other children in Astray, but nothing had changed. Evan slapped his forehead for those ridiculous words and continued in a determined tone (however, Jhin liked it).
“If someone else likes Jhin and you talk about yourself like that, how would she feel? I’m the same… I told you before that I liked your eyes.”
“Uh, that’s…because you’re the Commander.”
“Are my eyes weird?”
Jhin shook his head in surprise at Evan’s words. Evan grinned and stroked his head again.
“So never say that in the future. You won’t be able to love anyone else without saving yourself. Do you understand?”
“Yes, you have good eyes. Understand the truth from the eyes and believe it. You have that much power in your eyes.”
At Evan’s profound words, Jhin’s cheeks turned red as he nodded. Shine, watching the skit from behind, thought quietly to himself.
‘I know you’re trying to let Jhin have an interest in girls, but that seems counterproductive…’
Evan was saying sweet words with a charming appearance, which even men could fall for. No girl could ever overcome that impact. Shine would never speak of it; Evan would beat him. While Shine was secretly thinking about it, Evan immediately sent Jhin to the Marquis after giving him more specific instructions. Of course, his primary duty wasn’t to guard Miriam twenty-four/seven, but only when necessary and at crucial moments.
“Master, why did you call me here?”
“Oh, Sis Serpina. Are you here? It’s hard to say this at the Church.”
Evan needed to meet Serpina, one of the influential figures in the Earth Church. She was also one of two lovers of Raihan, Astray’s Tank Knight, and her divine power was terrific in Yo-Ma Great War 4.
“If you are a villain like that, your force might be considerable. I expect you can harmonize with Mother Miriam.”
“No, Master. What do you mean I’m a villain? I’m a god-serving priest.”
“And you also have a splendid track record of sending the bishop, who had been tormenting you in collaboration with the Marquis, to heaven.”
“Are you bringing that up now?”
Evan was sorry about that. However, it was also clear that it was a reasonable basis for explaining her and the Marquis’s relationship.
“This is all about eating well and living well, sis. Moreover, I’m not asking you to do something awful. A true warrior who throws his own body, brings together all the injustice and evil of the city, puts it all together, and cleanses it by living as a flame of God…what do you think, sis? That’s plausible. It can decorate a page of history. Can’t you see the opportunity of promotion for Archbishop?”
“I’m afraid that I’m going to end up burning myself if I step up.”
She was quick. Evan shrugged and took out the card he had prepared with as much composure as possible.
“You’ll have more time to work with Raihan hyung.”
“Let me do anything, Master.”
The power of the card that Evan prepared was terrific! Evan explained step by step to Serpina, who was listening to him with sparkling eyes.
“Look at Raihan’s position in the Astray right now. Of course, we treat each other as Prime Knights, but it’s nothing to the outside world. And what’s your real role? Raihan is always active as a tanker with an overwhelming ability, and he is naturally the most noticeable person.”
“Yes, that’s why there are so many citizens who like him… that’s why I’m worried. Raihan said he doesn’t want to have more lovers, but he’s learning from the people around him. I wish there were no more women approaching him…”
Serpina hardened when she said that her lover was famous. Furthermore, it was clear who Raihan was looking at and learning from. Evan felt the need to change the subject quickly.
“Oh, anyway. So, Raihan may seem to be active in the eyes of others but not treated very well in reality. So, there’s nothing strange about him rebelling against me.”
“But he’s also the oldest in the Knights. If Astray is split in two, having a side standing with him is believable.”
“That’s it. But Raihan is only good at defense, and he doesn’t have enough attack skills. That’s my point. I need someone to attack me…yes, let’s use the Church and Raihan’s lover Serpina!”
A great scenario was being created today. Serpina was already fascinated by his scenario, which was both convincing and probable.
“Sister Serpina, decide to help Raihan for love and power. Gather fanatics who follow themselves in the Church and secretly begin to brainwash the Church forces one by one…and what happens next?”
“Wouldn’t it be an easy environment for the Demon races to emerge if the Church’s power was weakened?”
“That’s it! The Demons will appear!”
“Ugh, are you letting them show up?”
Serpina’s real mission was to attract the Demon races to Sherden! Evan continued to explain.
“Sister, you and Mother Miriam should contact the Demon races and promise to help them devour Sherden. Of course, you have to ask for a considerable amount as a price to cooperate to make it look plausible. Don’t ask for money and artifacts because demonic items have a lot of problems.”
“Master, are you even trying to exploit the Demon race now? You are the co-chairman of Brotherhood Corporation…!”
“Oh, the other co-chairwoman, Maybell, is also on the treachery side. Then, it will make sense.”
“Ah, ah, ah…”
Serpina, who understood Evan’s huge plan, was opening her mouth. But there was the only question that Serpina had to ask, so Serpina gathered the courage to ask Evan.
“Well, Master. If you make such a big deal…what are you going to do when you organize them?”
“How would I do it?… Heaven’s Press?”
“If that doesn’t work, we can use Heaven’s Throw, right?”
“Why are you so anxious, sis? I’ll prepare Heaven’s Step and Heaven’s Blade in case.”
The two didn’t understand each other. It was due to Serpina’s inability to understand Evan’s strength accurately.
“Anyway, you don’t have to worry about that. I’m going to take care of all the dangerous things.”
“That’s very reassuring… I’m asking just in case, but you’re sure Raihan and I won’t be in danger, right?”
“I promise. There’s one more thing I can promise.”
Evan took a bottle of wine from the wine cellar behind his office and handed it to Serpina. It was the same honey wine, Peach Melomel, that he had given Miriam and Redine. To begin with, if Evan had handed it over from the beginning, it wouldn’t have been tough to talk to her.