to an adult, which meant more…
’work ’ had to be done.

Simply put, Jo Gyu-Min ’s rapid rise in ranks was not entirely due to his capabilities.
He was aware of this situation, and he had consequently prepared himself to see his status within the corporation fall once Kang Jin-Ho no longer required his assistance.

Even though Hwang Jeong-Hu was also aware of this, he promised to let Jo Gyu-Min keep his position.
An opportunity to evade the danger but still taste all the wonderful benefits? Jo Gyu-Min was not an idiot, so he could tell what a huge offer this was.

“Sir, that ’s not necessary,” Jo Gyu-Min replied firmly.

“Hmm? Why? I thought my offer was good enough?”

Jo Gyu-Min smiled brightly.
“Of course, Chairman.
After objectively analyzing your offer, I should take it right now and end my involvement in this matter for good.
However, humans are not rational creatures, sir.”

Hwang Jeong-Gu looked dumbfounded by that reply.
“Fella, you shouldn ’t be saying that to your boss!”

“But sir, it ’s the truth,” Jo Gyu-Min cheerfully replied as if he had shed the load weighing down on his shoulders.
“The more I think about it, not being next to Mister Jin-Ho will leave me with a lifetime of regret, sir.
It ’s certainly not easy lately, but I don ’t think I can enjoy a dynamic life without Mister Jin-Ho around.”

“You say that because you ’re still young,” Hwang Jeong-Hu chuckled while shaking his head.
“Very well.
I ’ll leave Jin-Ho ’s care in your hands.
Okay, going back to what we were talking about…
You said the Chinese were aiming for Jin-Ho ’s life?”

“Yes, Chairman.”

“Mobilize all available channels and find out more about who was aiming for Jin-Ho ’s life.”

“Understood, sir.
I ’ll find out as quickly as possible and report back to you,” Jo Gyu-Min replied affirmatively, then ungainly got up, thinking that their meeting had ended.

Hwang Jeong-Hu chuckled again.
“Gyu-Min, you ’re gutsier than I expected.
Just thinking about dealing with the aftermaths of all the incidents Jin-Ho causes gives me indigestion, you know?”

Jo Gyu-Min smiled back at Hwang Jeong-Hu.
“Yes, Mister Jin-Ho does cause issues every now and then.
However, as long as no one provokes him, he won ’t do anything on his own, so it should be fine for the time being, sir.
I also think that he has learned to be more cautious from the incident with the Chinese.”

Unfortunately, Jo Gyu-Min was making a wish in vain.


“No, thank you,” said Kang Jin-Ho while firmly shaking his head.
“I ’m not doing it.”

Jang Hak-Seon put on a cramped smile.
“N-no, don ’t be like that and please listen for a…”

“I ’m not doing it.”

Jang Hak-Seon tried several times to persuade Kang Se-Ah ’s handsome older brother, but the replies he got were just too firm and concise.
If only Kang Jin-Ho were just a little more wishy-washy with his refusal! Jang Hak-Seon would have found a way to lengthen their conversation and try to change the other party ’s mind.
However, Kang Jin-Ho didn ’t even give him that chance.

To make matters even worse, Jang Hak-Seon himself was not the type to use slick words to convince a reticent opponent.
Totally lost and exasperated, he glanced at the assistant director for help.

The assistant director instantly figured out what his new job was from that glance.
After a soft groan, he approached Kang Jin-Ho with a cramped smile of his own.
“You are Mister Kang Jin-Ho, yes?”

Before he could finish speaking, though, Kang Jin-Ho cut him off first.
“I ’m not doing it.”

“N-no, hold on.
I was—”

“I am not doing it.”

“Please, just listen—”

“I am not doing it.”

“Can I say someth—”

“I said, I am not doing it.”

Four consecutive blows left the assistant director dazed and too weakened to continue, so he trudged back to his PD and muttered weakly, “How about we just hold auditions, sir? I ’ll quickly call everyone here.”

“…Step aside, you dumbass!” Jang Hak-Seon shoved aside the useless assistant director and walked up to Kang Jin-Ho again.
The result seemed so easy to predict, but he still had a reliable ace up his sleeve that hadn ’t been deployed yet.

“You ’re Miss Se-Ah ’s oppa, yes?” Choi Yeon-Ha smiled radiantly at Kang Jin-Ho.
No hot-blooded man alive would be able to resist that smile!

“I am not doing it,” said Kang Jin-Ho.

We are, find us on google.

In that regard, Kang Jin-Ho couldn ’t have been a man.
The way he stared at Choi Yeon-Ha was practically the same as with Jang Hak-Seon or the assistant director.

Jang Hak-Seon ’s jaw almost dropped.

’What is up with this punk?! ’

Then again, this guy showed up during a live broadcast to forcibly drag Kang Se-Ah away from the stage, didn ’t he? That was ballsy of him, but it also almost wrecked the chances of his sister keeping her role in this production.

Choi Yeon-Ha remained undeterred as she continued, “Please don ’t be like that and listen to us first before making up your mind.”

“It ’ll only be a waste of time, miss.”

“Isn ’t it fine to waste that little bit of time, though? We are only asking you to humor us.” Choi Yeon-Ha politely bowed her head.

Kang Jin-Ho ’s expression became unreadable.
“Very well.
I ’ll listen.
Before that, however…”


“I ’d like to know why you ’re doing this, Miss Choi.
According to my sister, you ’re a very successful actress.
I don ’t see a reason for you to get involved in the casting.”

“My reason is pretty simple, actually.” Choi Yeon-Ha smiled brightly during her reply.
“I believe an actor ’s job isn ’t simply to act.”

“I ’m sorry?” Kang Jin-Ho tilted his head in confusion.
What was she even talking about?

“I ’m striving to make good shows, rather than put on a good performance.
Even if my acting is singled out as terrible, I won ’t care as long as the production is deemed entertaining.
Nothing is more miserable than being the only redeeming quality in a failed production, you see.”

“Hmm…” Kang Jin-Ho nodded while rubbing his chin.
He liked this woman ’s mindset.
She could be a good mentor in life for Kang Eun-Yeong if they managed to stick together for a while.
After all, Choi Yeon-Ha was a senior walking on a similar path as Kang Eun-Yeong.
“Very well.
I ’ll listen.”

Kang Jin-Ho already knew what this woman would say, but she had answered his question, so the polite thing to do was to spare a little bit of his time for her.

“You are not even remotely interested in becoming a star, yes?”


“With a face like yours, and with your younger sister in the show business, anyone would have knocked on a talent agency ’s doors by now.
But you don ’t have any plans of doing that, yes?”

Kang Jin-Ho wordlessly nodded.

Choi Yeon-Ha smiled as if she understood, then slowly opened her lips.
“And that ’s why you should be more willing to do this, don ’t you agree?”

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