The Late Game Healer Is Way Too Strong – Chapter 51.1

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟓𝟏: 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐭

“This crazy son of a. . .”

Baek Geon-ho was shaking his fists.

In the midst of doing everything he could to keep Siwoo from leaving HSIU, watching over his every whim,

and some ignorant office worker was spouting political nonsense and insulting the hunter who would be the face of HSIU Korea.

“Oh, no! N-no, I never said anything like that! Hey! Say something!”

Park Ji-cheol called out to Hwang Jeong-gu, Sung Chang-won, and Ha Jun-tae in a panic.

He didn’t know why Baek Geon-ho was so angry, but for now, they had to get past this awkward situation.

However, despite Park Ji-cheol’s wishes, they avoided his gaze and remained silent.

Silence can also be an affirmative answer.

Park Ji-cheol felt as though he had turned to stone, sweat dripping down his face.

There was no way out of this.

It wouldn’t be strange for Baek Geon-ho to start yelling at him any second.

“Branch Manager, why don’t you give the opening remarks for the banquet? I’m sure everyone is waiting.”

At that moment, an executive standing nearby tried to ease the tension.

It seemed like someone was about to get fired, and there were many eyes watching them, so he tried to calm the situation.

Baek Geon-ho clenched his jaw and stood there for a long moment before turning to Siwoo.

“Are you okay, bro!”

“. . . . . .!”

“. . . . . .?”

Everyone’s eyes widened at his words.

Almost everyone working there knew that Baek Geon-ho didn’t have any siblings.

That meant he couldn’t possibly be his real brother. . . who was he?

Surprised by the reaction, Baek Geon-ho thought he had spoken too soon and whispered to Siwoo.

“I threw this banquet for my little brother, so how could I let you just leave? Relax and enjoy yourself. Hahahaha.”

Park Ji-cheol, who had thought Siwoo was just a new recruit, finally realized his mistake.

Who would have known that he had a connection with Baek Geon-ho?

“I’ll make a sincere apology on his behalf. We have a lot of idiots here, so I hope you can understand.”

“Well . . . I did feel my life was in danger, but if that’s the case.”

“Hahahaha. You’re a funny guy, little brother. Who would dare threaten you?”

“I’m actually quite scared.”

Siwoo patted Park Ji-cheol on the shoulder as he walked by.

That simple gesture was full of meaning.

It wasn’t something a newbie should have done, but Park Ji-cheol couldn’t say anything.

‘𝙄 𝙘𝙖𝙣’𝙩 𝙡𝙚𝙩 𝙢𝙮𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙗𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙙 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨.’

Siwoo clicked his tongue as if to say he hadn’t even started yet.

At least Baek Geon-ho had put an end to it, but if he had pushed it any further, he might have been taken to the Rehab Center after the party.

“I’m going to give my speech now, so you stay here, little brother.”

Baek Geon-ho went up to the stage and gave a short speech.

Simply put, he talked about creating a new image for HSIU in South Korea.

Of course, Siwoo would be at the center of it, but Baek Geon-ho didn’t mention his name specifically.

When Siwoo had visited the headquarters for a marketing team, he had only told the marketing team members,

and even now, no one other than the executives knew the full details.

However, the executives mostly disagreed with Baek Geon-ho’s opinion, as they were skeptical of Siwoo’s strength.

━Why would such a strong hunter be here?

━Isn’t the manager mistaken? I haven’t heard anything like that from Germany.

━The Branch Manager didn’t see him fight in person, did he? Isn’t it possible that he’s exaggerating?

━That guy doesn’t even have a rank. He used to be under Hwang Jeong-gu, so would Jeong-gu have let him go?

━In my opinion, he’s the kind of guy who would be taken care of by Chang-won or Jun-tae!

They couldn’t just agree to a reorganization based on the manager’s words alone.

He had shown them his battles with Gert and Chu Ha-min, but his exploits in Germany were on a different level.

It was hard to believe the story about fighting thousands of ghouls and a necromancer.

Of course, they weren’t against having a strong hunter in HSIU.

It was the same for any guild—one strong hunter was better than a hundred weak ones, and most hunter organizations grew with strong hunters at their core.

In fact, the seven guilds known as the Heptagram each had an S-Rank hunter.

“Now, let’s all have a drink and enjoy ourselves! To the new HSIU!”

“””To the new HSIU!!”””

Baek Geon-ho stepped down from the stage to applause, and the atmosphere in the banquet hall grew even more lively.

“Hello, Branch Manager.”

Yong-gu Lee, who had first broadcast Siwoo’s live stream, approached and greeted Baek Geon-ho.

“Oh, Manager Yong-gu Lee. Do you know my little brother? He’s the Hunter Tube administrator on the operations team.”

He extended his hand politely to Siwoo as well.

“I’m Yong-gu Lee. Thanks to you, HSIU in South Korea will probably be revived.”

“I’m Min Siwoo. Nice to meet you.”

Park Ji-cheol, who was standing a little further away, simply made eye contact with Yong-gu Lee.

He couldn’t bring himself to leave the banquet, but he also couldn’t approach Baek Geon-ho.

He had decided to stay nearby and be discreet.

At that moment, a group of people approached.

“Congratulations. I heard you’re reorganizing HSIU this time.”

“Hahahaha. Aren’t you Hunter Choi Sung-il? Thank you for coming all this way.”

Choi Sung-il, Guild Leader of the [𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝], and Chu Ha-min, an A+ rank hunter.

Baek Geon-ho and Choi Sung-il exchanged knowing smiles.

“And . . . it’s a pleasure to meet you, Hunter Min Siwoo. I’m Choi Sung-il of the [𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝].”

“Yes, it’s nice to meet you. I’m Min Siwoo.”

Choi Sung-il’s eyes sparkled.

He had learned the details of what had happened in Germany, that great battle, from informants.

There was no doubt about the value of the hunter named Min Siwoo, and he couldn’t hide his burning desire.

He felt the urge to grab him right then and there and bring him out of HSIU, even if it meant paying a huge signing bonus.

“I’m sure you two know each other?”

“Long time no see! Did you have a good time in Germany!”

When it was his turn, Chu Ha-min bowed at a 90-degree angle.

Hwang Jeong-gu, who had seen this several times, didn’t think much of it, but the others, including Baek Geon-ho, were quite surprised.

It was shocking that someone who was known for being arrogant and disrespectful would treat someone with such deference.

“Oh, yeah. Are you still practicing the training I taught you?”

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