Peerless Dad - Chapter 7
Peerless Dad 《지천명 아비무쌍》
Chapter 7 Cheon Ilsang – If a higher up bullies you, use a higher up as your protection.
“It’s gonna be okay, right?”
After such an accident, Donghyeon replied to Gunghyeon’s worried question.
“No one has seen it, I’m sure it will be alright.”
“What are you talking about?”
At that moment, Seohyeon who just came back and shouted at the two.
“What did they do that you made them like that?” Asked Seohyeon, who was away during the basic training. She was surprised that when she came back, there was an uproar.
In fact, four trainees were found inside Heavenly Dragon’s Training Ground, so it would be more strange if there was no uproar.
“How did you know?”
When Donghyeon asked, Seohyeon shouted and said.
“It doesn’t matter how I knew it, it doesn’t matter how it happened. What matters is what happened!”
“Who knew they were so weak.”
“Right. I thought they were amazing and went all out, but no one really knew how to fight.”
Seohyeonn cried out as Gunghyeon and Donghyeon alternately spoke.
“Can’t you speak properly?”
These foolish brothers of hers didn’t know what incident they caused.
‘What should we say to Dad’ And that was exactly what Seohyeon was worried about. She had to know what they did to prepare excuses for their dad.
“Why did you hit them?
“They looked down on Dad, should I have stayed still?”
“How did they look down on dad?” Seohyeon’s thoughts changed sharply as Gunghyeon slowly explained what they did.
“Is it true? Did you really break their bones?”
“I did. But is it okay?” In fact, that was the problem. Not knowing whether they will be okay or not.
While Seohyeon was thinking on how to tell the story, a person walked toward them. “You are the three brothers and sisters.”
Gunghyeon asked the approaching man. “Who are you?”
“I am Cheon Ilsang. I am the vice head of Martial Dragon Pavilion and one of the masters of Heavenly Dragon School.”
While Gunghyeon and Donghyeon hesitated, Seohyeon quickly stepped forward and with a deep expression and hands over her belly button, she greeted.
“Hello, vice head. I am Noh Seohyeon.”
There was only one reason. Martial Dragon Pavilion Vice Head. Heavenly Dragon School’s teacher. In other words, he was a man with a high status.
And Seohyeon knew. When you greet adults respectfully, they will like you better.
Not surprisingly, Cheon Ilsang said with great amusement.
“Hahaha, you’re a smart one. But I heard these guys had an accident?”
With those words, Seohyeon quickly came up with an answer.
“There’s a reason Vice Head.” Seohyun asked Cheon Ilsang, as if confirming, while explaining what her elder brothers did.
“My elder brothers were practicing the martial arts that Master Oh taught us, and those children looked at them and said they were insignificant. Wouldn’t that be an act that belittles Master Oh’s martial arts and not us, no?”
“Secondly, will Vice Head keep quiet when someone says something bad about your father?”
“I will beat those guys.”
“So did my brother. Did we do something wrong?”
Cheon Ilsang said with a big smile.
“Well done! Even when you are still a child, if you are the one who’s right, you have to fight.”
“Right? And isn’t it funny for adults meddle in a kid’s fight? Also.”
She looked straight at Cheon Ilsang who was nodding his head.
“Still, this kind of thing happened. So what punishment will be given to us?”
Chun Ilsang was surprised to see Seohyeon asking what punishment they would get for doing well.
Chun Ilsang might be called a brute but he was not a stupid person. He clearly knew what Seohyeon was doing, but because she was cute, he let it slide.
In fact, he was willing to let it go, but he was surprised when she suddenly brought up a story that he didn’t think he would hear.
Seohyeon continued speaking. “My brother hit those children first. And I heard their dads are high-ranking officials. We know they’re not going to let it go.……
‘This little girl, she’s not ordinary.’ That’s what Cheon Ilsang thought.
‘I know.’ Seohyeon blurted the end of her words with a sad expression.
‘I heard they were eight years old.… Once she grows up, she will be the downfall of a lot of men.’
If another woman did this trick to him, he might have not let it pass. However, he couldn’t hate an eight-year-old girl doing this.
Cheon Ilsang decided to let it pass the end.
That’s right, if things were reversed, this would have been considered just a kids fight. However, the one who hit the kids of the high-ranking officials is a child of a First Class Warrior. Additionally, he had experienced a similar situation as well.
“Hmph! Don’t worry about anything. I’m also a high ranking person.”
Cheon Ilsang said so and reached out his right hand before the children said anything. And he said, folding and opening his palms.
“Before that, let’s see your skills.”
“It means, let’s have a spar.”
The three siblings hesitated for a moment. It was a sudden request, and they didn’t know what to do, but soon they got ready.
The relaxed expression of Cheon Ilsang seemed to have sparked their fighting spirit for some reason.
Not knowing the reason why Cheon Ilsang wanted to test their skills, the siblings attacked him at the same time.
“Don’t worry about hurting me, just fight the way you are most comfortable with.”
The movements of the siblings changed subtly at Cheon Ilsang’s words.
Gunghyeon and Donghyeon attacked with their fist while Seohyeon attacked mainly with her feet.
‘Boys are stronger, and girls are faster… … I can’t keep up with the power of my brother’s……. Did they mainly practice each method? That would be better.’
By the way.
‘This is……a simple attack?’
The brother’s fists were simple and honest.
Such an simple movements may not be very helpful in a real fight, but if the simple attack is supplemented with strength and speed. When you give up on variation, the power and speed increase exponentially.
‘Ah! They said that these kids broke those children’s arms with a single punch.’
But even with such speed and power, something was strange. But Cheon Ilsang couldn’t figure out what it was.
‘Simple movements will eventually become the foundation. But what’s this?’
The word “Flow” came to his mind.
He wasn’t bragging, but Cheon Ilsang trained incessantly in order to achieve that state. That means, there are not many martial arts people who knows about it.
That’s even more for the fist made by eight-year-olds.
While Cheon Ilsang was wondering, the fist of the brothers appeared in front of him, and Seohyeon made a flip and attacked him from behind.
‘I don’t think they’ve trained other techniques, but they sure are amazing.’
Cheon Ilsang put his right hand behind him, blocking Seohyeon’s foot, and turning his left hand slightly to receive the brothers’ fists. And he realized. The reason why these siblings keep getting caught in his mind.
The brothers stretched out another fist at the same time, and Seohyeon’s body, who was still halfway in the air, turned round and round, and came from above and attached Ilsang with her heels.
“It’s not just simplicity!”
Cheon Ilsang screamed loudly as he slipped on the ground.
“Why did you come here alone?” When we got to a quiet place the middle-aged man asked, a little annoyed.
“We’re not even in our territory! Do you have anything to say?”
This is an obvious answer to an ignorant question.
“Still, with this number.”
“If you follow the plan, there will be no problem. Let’s hurry and get on the road.”
I said that, but there were no plans. Even if there was, the plan disappeared the moment we got attacked on the way. I just need to return to Heavenly Dragon Society. That’s the plan.
The man said with a little hesitation.
“We need to revise the plan.”
What can we change? There is no plan.
‘Wait a minute.’
Ah! Now, my back is getting cold. When I return, I will eat a lot of meat and replenish my energy.
But I need to return alive in order to do that.
First of all, I have to think about the reason why my back is getting cold.
Take the child to the Heavenly Dragon Society. That’s my plan, but it’s not very different from the original plan. They said that where the meeting was held and then captain would prepare a support plan.
But what? How can we modify the plan when there’s no plan to begin with?
If Go Seongwon got shot by an arrow in the head, I don’t know, and if he had a plan, there would have been no reason to hide it from me. But let’s just ask, how to change the nonexistent plan.
“What do you mean?”
“It’s not the only two of you, right? Call everyone else. Let’s get out by waterway instead of going by land. That’s safer”
Oh, fuck! I should have just ignored it. My long experience was telling me that I, the special problem solver, fell into a trap like a fool.
If there is such a safe way, why would they need to be in contact with us? I’m sure you two just got out of here.
By the way, if this is all a trap, who the hell is this skinny little bastard in front of me? He took first aid, but I could see at a glance that his condition was getting worse.
A desperate measure? Ah! He rolled a lot too.
But there were guys who really used this kind of strategy. That was the case when I was fighting with the salt-bangers. Because of a desperate measure, I got cut by a sword.
In any case, they may be struggling to deceive us completely.
But if you think about it differently, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Because we don’t know each other, wouldn’t it be better for this guys to hit our backs?
I am now hearing the sound of stones rolling in my head.
‘The fact that they are in a hurry when they shouldn’t be. No, it looks like that!’
There was only one reason. That skinny kid. No, the child’s wounds are real.
Also, as I was investigating the child, it looked natural. I was watching the middle-aged man and the child’s eyes rolled, and his eyes met with me.
There was no expression of the child at all.
If this guy is a real contact and I am an enemy of a middle-aged man, he could make a glance at something. No! Then the middle-aged man would have noticed.
If I had sent a real contact person, I would have put a person who had that sense as surveillance. But think the other way.
In this situation, if everyone is in the same situation, wouldn’t it be necessary to look at me as a savior instead of expressionlessness? Oh, isn’t he trying to inform me of this sense of incongruity by looking at me with expressionlessness? Wouldn’t this middle-aged man not notice at all?
“Where are your colleagues? Call them quickly.”
The middle-aged man urged. I widened my eyes. I looked at the middle-aged man and talked, but I made sure the child came in my vision.
“What about the waterway?”
“There is a small river, I prepared a few boats there. First, we can safely escape Henan Province.”
The child’s expression is still expressionless. No. The moment the middle-aged man looked at me and didn’t see him, his mouth wriggled a little.
If my guess is correct, this middle-aged man too, is also unusual. Ones acting is super grade. My mind got confused.
Time is needed at these times.
“First, let’s avoid this spot.”
“Then that, first of all-”
When he spoke, I cut his words firmly.
“It is not my authority to modify the plan. I must report on the higher ups.”
Deliberately said the word “modify” with strength. I didn’t have any plans, but I told them with strength, as if what kind of modification was going on.
But he seemed to have accepted my intentions differently.
The boss has to decide, but he is not here. We ran again. The urgency of the middle-aged company intensified.
“When will the others arrive? If we do this and the pursuers catch up.”
I wanted to catch a clue and confirm that he was a spy once again, but I thought it might be counterproductive.
The reason I noticed him was because of the facts that I knew that he didn’t know. If I push my luck and say something I don’t know and that he knows, he may doubt me and it will all be for nothing. Fortunately, it seems that there are no pursuers.
If I were an expert, I could have confirmed it more widely, but my ability was limited to three Li.
“We will see them soon. Let’s take it easy.”
There must be another tracker. I was more anxious because I didn’t know.
Although I am carefully monitoring the behavior of the middle-aged man, he did not do anything else while running. Even when taking a short break, he was only leaning against a tree or rock.
‘Among the tracking techniques, are there ways that they can attach in order to track us. Is that the case?’
The sky? Trees?
However, there was a lot of clouds in the sky, and the surrounding area was covered with bushes.
‘If not. Am I completely wrong? Both of these guys, are they just the contact people? Go Seongwon, did this crazy bastards not tell me the plan to deliver?’
My head got complicated.
‘Bastards, they also take a little rest.’
It was the moment when the middle-aged man curled up and leaned against a tree for no reason and swear words burst out.
‘This idiot. This simple thing.’
For eight years, my senses have dulled due to the comfort of looking at the wall and playing around. No, I forgot the basics.
There is no need for words or techniques when delivering something to someone far away. All you have to do is leave a trace.
At my words, a middle-aged man got up to support the child, and Cheon Myo followed me.
After running a little like that, I grabbed him.
“Hmm, go straight along this road..”
As the people’s attention was drawn to me, I said, frowning a little.
“My stomach suddenly… I’ll follow you soon, so go first. Cheon Myo, you have to follow this path all the way.”
I ran back after seeing that the middle-aged man and the kid disappeared along with Cheon Myo, making an expression of wanting to see everything else. And I checked under the tree where the man had just been.
There it was. Tree branches and bushes that are smaller than the thickness of a finger have been ripped apart.
Of course, the man may have just done it without thinking. Also, I didn’t know that they were naturally leftovers from the wind.
But there was something important.
‘It would be strange to erase if I kept leaving it..’
The branches were moved, the surrounding bushes were plucked and sprinkled on them.
You don’t have to judge if it’s nothing or if it really becomes anything. Just change it.
Then I ran and joined the group.
I took a break at every half an hour, and I became an ugly guy with diarrhea at an important moment.
It was worth it. Because there were other things that seemed meaningless in the place where the man was.
There was, changed, there was and changed.
In the fourth, I scraped everything with my feet.
I wanted to go a little more like this, but it was unreasonable because the urge of the middle-aged man became intense. If I dragged it even more, he might notice.
“When the hell are they joining?”
At his question, I decided to check it last.
“We should have met by now, but it seems that it is a little late as the warriors of the Sword Gate are also joining.”
As I spoke, I saw him.
Heavenly Dragon Society does not have any relationship with Sword Gate. And if he is real, he will question my words.
However, his expression did not change. No, it looked so casual.
I was convinced that he was not a contact person, but I wanted to hear the words coming out of his mouth rather than that expression. I also wanted to shed some of the questions I have.
‘Tell me. Tell me.’
The man’s mouth wriggled.
“Isn’t it too late though? It seemed that our people at the dock couldn’t wait any longer..”
I felt glad. He said it. There is no doubt about it. He is not a contact person. He is an enemy.
And I looked again.
The boy next to the man showed an expression. Then the end of his mouth rose as if he knew that I realized it.
Confirmation is over.
“Ah! There you come.”
I pulled my neck long as if looking over his shoulder. Of course I turned my head to see him too.
At that moment, my hand moved and he collapsed.
“Hyung! What-” Cheon Myo was surprised at my actions I lifted my foot and stepped on the nape of neck of the middle-aged man.
“Why are you so surprised when you’re such a quick witted guy? Our identity was revealed. We have to run from now on.”
I said calmly. I haven’t got blood on my hands for eight years, but in recent months I’ve already killed over ten.
Of course, I am not the kind of person who easily kills people. But this was natural. I had to live and go back. This bastard needed to die in order for me to see my children.
I would have let him live if I could, but it is necessary to not take any risk, especially if it could affect in us returning home alive.
I went through the arms of the middle-aged man and pulled out a small dagger.
“Hey, runt! There will be no time off anymore.”
For the first time in my words, the boy opened his mouth.
“You’re pretty good. It seems that Heavenly Dragon Society sent the right person. I’ll give you a reward if I don’t die, so just take me alive..”
A whole bunch of these bastards. When he acted so casually, and when he smiled at me, I thought he wasn’t a normal guy.
“What are you doing? We need to run now.”
I carried the boy and struck the back of Cheon Myo who was still looking at the dead body. We started running.
In the fierce attack of the three siblings, Cheon Ilsang continued to get pushed back by half a step.
And again this time, Cheon Ilsang thought, retreating twice, half a step, to Seohyeon’s method.
‘Is it like that?’
I thought it was such a practice that doubled the speed and strength by throwing away variation. But these kids weren’t just attacking honestly.
The simplistic spirit is honest, but if you simply block and avoid, you will end up in a corner.
How do I explain this?
Simply put, the children are punching and kicking according to certain rules. It looks very normal, but in the end, is it all going to drive the other person in the way they want?
And I finally thought of how to explain this.
Dozens of punches and kicks were creating a simplistic movement.
That was it.
Even though I thought it didn’t make sense, I was going through it myself, so I had to be sure.
Cheon Ilsang’s mouth went up.
It is said that even an eighty year old man can learn from a three year old kid. And Cheon Ilsang was a person far from the sense of authority. And he liked to learn martial arts.
He was willing to learn if these children were willing to teach him something.
‘Try to run freely. I have to check. Are you genius enough to make me misunderstand, or are you the real deal?’
Cheon Ilsang did not look at the sibling’s attack. With his defensive hand, he snapped Gunghyeon’s wrist, grabbed Donghyeon’s finger, and deflected Seohyeon’s kicks.
The brother and sister’s eyes were widened. Even if I had been as light as possible, it would have hurt. However, seeing them burn their fighting spirit, Cheon Ilsang was glad.
The purpose of seeing the kids’ skills is gone.
The guys were systematic, but they were pressing him out with unexpected numbers.
It was fun.
There weren’t many people in Heavenly Dragon Castle who could give Cheon Ilsang so much joy.
His joy grew.
His joy was so great that he had to be careful not to strain his hands.
Then, at one point, the body of Cheon Ilsang became blurry, and then he lifted the brother’s waist dance with both hands to suppress it and pushed the soles of the strings as the crown to stop the movement..
‘Let’s take it slow, slowly:
Cheon Ilsang knew that this kind of pleasure should not be enjoyed at once and should be enjoyed for a long time. It’s been a pleasure that he found in Heavenly Dragon Fortress after a while. Would you consume it at once? And it’s not such an enjoyable pleasure.
‘It should also be accompanied by the pleasure of watching them change slowly over time.’
Cheon Ilsang thought so and opened his mouth.
“You guys, from whom did you learn martial arts?? Is it from your father?”
“Yes. The kids underestimated our father for being a first class warrior, but they don’t know how strong our dad is.
“Honestly, the martial arts we are learning right now are a bit strange. What our father taught us wasn’t very complicated.
Cheon Ilsang thought while listening to the children’s words.
‘First Class Warrior……. Basically, it can be seen as a first-class expert. But making kids to this level. Are you saying he has a talent for teaching? Or was it focused on making the basics solid? Above all, the flow of fighting is not something anyone can teach. I need to find out more about him..’
Said Cheon Il-sang..
“As uncle said earlier, if there is no problem, you can be people with high status.”
When the kids answered, Cheon Ilsang bent one knee and said, eye-level with the children..
“There is a way. This uncle is a person with high status. So, if you become a student of this uncle, you can only compete with your skills. Do you guys want to become my disciples?”
At Cheon Ilsang’s suggestion, the siblings looked at each other.
‘What is he talking about?’
‘Isn’t that good?’
‘Martial Dragon Pavilion Vice Head is enough to cover this event. But why is he suddenly showing this kind of favor to us?’
The three children didn’t say a word, but they exchanged opinions only with their eyes. And Seohyeon said.
“I’m sorry, but may I ask why vice head wants to accept us as disciples?”
“Of course, it’s because you are good.”
Cheon Ilsang just said that it was good, but there were many reasons.
First, the kids who made a fuss about the incident have a faction, second, their father’s thinking was wonderful, third, the kids are talented and fourth, it was because they make him happy.
Even if there were no other reason, it was a situation in which he wanted to show them off to his Elder brother, Kim Taehwan, the leader of Martial Dragon Pavilion. Since he wanted to fulfill his elder brother’s wish that Cheon Ilsang take a disciple.
Then Donghyeon asked.
“Isn’t vice head already a master in the martial school? Aren’t you our master already?”
At Donghyeon’s question, Cheon Ilsang smiled and said.
“They are instructors and trainees, not masters and disciples. Guys, did you perform the 9 kowtows to someone before?”
“The master-disciple relationship starts from that. I also hate those kinds of rituals, but that’s basic etiquette. I want to start with you like that.”
In response to Cheon Ilsang’s answer, Gunghyeon and Donghyeon’s gaze was focused on Seohyeon.
Both of them knew, that this is the wisest conclusion to do what Seohyeon told them to do.
“We have to get our father’s permission to do such a serious thing. You know that, right?”
This is an unexpected answer.
Even if others hate me for my carefree personality, if I ask people to gather children to be my disciples, I wouldn’t even need to do anything and most personnel of Heavenly Dragon Castle will willingly recommend their children, but they will ask their father.
‘It’s because they are kids.’
Cheon Ilsang said with a smile.
“Right. But your father will also allow it. Don’t worry about it. First of all, after bowing……
“Father’s permission comes first.”
“Even if you don’t have to worry about that..”
“I’m not worried that he won’t give permission, it’s because it is what is right.. vice head..”
Right. So he had a hard time talking about it. Rather, his pride was a bit offended. But when it comes to pride, it’s nothing compared to pleasure.
“Yes, you said your name was Seohyeon?”
“As Seohyeon said, I pushed myself too hard. Then let’s talk again when your father returns.”
First of all, Cheon Ilsang got up to know about the children’s fathers. Then Seohyun called him..
“Just call me teacher. It will be like that soon.”
“Rather, we don’t have to worry about our elder apprentice brothers, right?”
“If you become my disciple, you don’t have to worry.”
“No. Even before that.”
‘It was obvious that I would use it even if they couldn’t be my student right now!’
She’s impolite, but it’s better than being dull. Much less, if she’s a girl.
“Don’t worry. In fact, we have already concluded the issue. You will be fighting the ones that you have messed up again.”
“Yes, I don’t know when your father will be back, so I will prepare you for your next fight until your father comes back.”
“It wasn’t a big deal. They were all talk, but their fists were weak.”
Cheon Ilsang said with a slightly firm expression.
“They must have been thinking just like you when dealing with you.”
“You mustn’t let your guard down more than anything. And honestly, if they had done it right from the start, it wouldn’t have been easy to win.”
Donghyeon said at the words of Cheon Ilsang.
“Father said the same. He said that once you decided to fight, you should focus on your opponent, and you shouldn’t close your eyes until you defeat him.”
“That’s it. Just because you won once, doesn’t mean you can win again. Also, the kids who entered the Heavenly Dragon School would do it even more.”
“I was wrong.”
When Gunghyeon answered, Cheon Ilsang said with a relaxed expression..
“However, since it is an opponent you beat once, the probability of winning next time is high. Unless you are lazy.”
“Yes. I’m going to train harder. Training is the most fun.”
“That’s it. Let’s see it in the future..”
Cheon Ilsang talked while looking at Seohyun.
“Isn’t this wrong?”
“Yes. Thank you, vice head.”
At Seohyeon’s powerful answer, Cheon Ilsang thought with a smile.
‘You don’t call me Master until the end, do you?，
♦Peerless Dad’s Parenting Journal
It’s a kids’ first birth day.
But there is no one to call.
If I knew this would happen, I should have been friendlier with my colleagues, but I shook my head. He’s suddenly safe and has a lot of strength in his shoulders, but I think they’re all there.
Shouldn’t I just do it or I thought I would regret it later, so I decided to feed them.
There are few customers.
The nanny Hwang, grandpa Han and Jeong Jiho, the only cleaner of the Heavenly Dragon Society, and two people working at home.
There are only the five of us but there are a lot of food.
There will be a lot left even if we eat so much that our stomach will expand ten times.
Children like to see colorful rice cakes, herbs, and sweets. But their hands keeps going to the meat.
These guys are definitely my babies.
“If you have eaten, you have to take care of them.”
Han came in with a cloth.
When I opened it, there were all kinds of miscellaneous things in it. There were books, brushes, and hermits. There’s even a flower pot that you don’t know what to use.
But all focused to a cold eye on my little expectations, the kids did not move.
I grabbed the brush and grabbed the book, but they didn’t grab it. They didn’t play with it.
“I guess there’s nothing you like.”
The moment Hwang was wondering what other things were, the kids rushed to me.
“Hahahat! Such pretty guys. It means that you only like your father.”
The moment I was trying to hold them with my arms wide open, their hands found my waist..
I was frightened and stepped back. What they tried to grab was the sword on my waist.
“You will study. No fighting!”
I warned them firmly.♦