{3 – Escape}




As I walked to the place where the leader of Demonic Hands was waiting, I heard a shout from behind.


“If you move even a little, I will fire!!”


“Don’t be silly!”


I glanced back and saw armed soldiers running toward me with guns in their hands.


‘If I stop, I will be executed anyway.
Who would stand still then?’


I snorted inwardly and tried to hasten my steps, but soon ran into a problem.


Perhaps because of the shock caused when the building collapsed, the restraints were released enough to walk forward.
However, it was not enough to dodge the bullets of the troops chasing from behind.


Because of that, the leader looked a little troubled.
Then she scratched her head and spoke into her mic.


“Hey, when will the restraints come off?”


[Wait a minute.]


“At least, pretended to be cool in front of him.”


[It can't be done with just a push of a button! Do you not think about my mind? If you keep doing that, I’ll go on strike.]


At about the same time, a little girl who was sitting on the roof of a building in the distance quickly started typing on her laptop.



– Beep…!


Within just a few seconds, all the restraints that bind my body were released.


It seemed that the restraints were loosened not because of the shock, but because of that girl.


By the way, a guy who can do things beyond common sense, as far as I knew there was only one such man; a genius who occupied the network of the Hero Alliance like a meal.


But he was a pathetic guy whose only job after taking over was posting all kinds of hateful jokes and incitement all day long.


“Is that guy…
no girl… Pandora?”


“I hate her villain name, but let’s say so for now.”


Seeing that the leader didn’t deny it, I guess I wasn’t mistaken.


I shuddered when I thought of the number of times I worked overtime because of her, but since she saved me now, I should just let it go, right?


Anyway, so this was the reason she had never been caught in my investigation; I always thought she was a man in his 20s, not such a sickly-looking girl.


“What are you doing!? Go ahead and shoot!!”


I, who had been scratching my head after learning that prejudice was scary, suddenly came to my senses at the sound of shouting from behind.


“Yeah, but…”


“What but!! He is at your gunpoint! Fire immediately!!”


However, looking at the situation, something felt strange.


As the guy, who seemed to be a senior, said, it was normal that the bullets should have come from the beginning, but why were the idiots in the back just threatening me?


“Hey, wait! No!!”


The answer to that question was soon answered by Lumia’s voice coming from behind.


“Ah, since the connection between seonbae Kang Ha-neul and the Dominating Hands has been revealed… it’s better to capture them alive than to kill them…!”


The soldiers, who were only threatening me, slowly watched Lumia screaming like that.


Judging from that, it seemed that people from Lumia’s side were unknowingly planted among troops guarding 'Karma'.


Since when did Lumia start preparing?


It gave me goosebumps all over my body.


Well, the fortunate thing was that the current situation was not a bad variable for me.


– Tidap…!


However, all of a sudden, the guns of the rest of the troops were all aimed at me.


It must have been too much for Lumia to make all of Karma’s armed forces on her side.


Instinctively, I put my hand in my pocket, but of course, nothing was in it.


Would my body fill with holes even though I was so close to escaping?


“No matter how urgent it is, you are ignoring me in front of you.”


But it seemed I was worried in vain.


– Drrdrdrdrdr…!


“It’s a bit of a shame.”


The baptism of bullets fired by the armed forces with enthusiasm was blocked by the barrier of numerous cards that rose as the leader lightly waved her hand.


“By the way, you haven’t introduced yourself yet.”


As I stared blankly at her, who perfectly manipulated each card with one gesture, the leader, who suddenly ran into the collapsed room, spoke to me in a friendly way.


“Congratulations on joining the Dominating Hands, Kang Ha-neul.
Is this your name?”




“I’m Paradise – the leader of the Dominating Hands.
Call me Dice for short, or just call me Paradise.
Call whatever you feel comfortable with.”


The closer she got, the more clearly her appearance hidden in the darkness of the night sky was revealed; Long shiny blonde hair, a mysterious face, and a typical white suit.



Putting everything else aside, it was easy to understand that she was not a typical person just from her looks alone.


“By the way, there are a lot of intruders here.”


I was looking at Dice to get to know her a little bit more, but Dice frowned slightly and glanced behind me.




“Reinforcements… are they still there?” I asked casually.


“No, it’s not possible to stand against me with just simple reinforcements! Top-ranking heroes must have come!”


Looking back at the same time, there was real mayhem unfolding.


Cards flying all over the place, troops retreating in confusion, and villains breaking through the cracks and clearing out the enemies one after another.


“Everybody… back away.”


At the very moment when the victory became clear even with my own eyes, a sharp voice flew in from afar.


3rd in Korea, 11th overall, it was even said that she will be able to succeed Justia in the future; My older sister, Kang Maru.


After evacuating Lumia to the emergency exit and returning to the front line, she was approaching us with a cold expression.


“…Noona’s abilities are a bit annoying.”


“It’s true.
It’ll be a bit difficult.”


To be honest, Noona was really strong.


Most villains couldn’t even try to attack her because of her unique ability, and even Paradise, the head of the villain league was displeased right now.




“Can I borrow your smartphone?”


Every ability had some short-coming.




Not hearing a response from Dice, I spoke again.


“Nothing big, but the medium of my abilities…”


Dice interrupted me while I was telling her what I was about to use as a counterattack against Noona's ability.


“…Oh, right.
Are you going to use a hypnosis app?”


“Wait, what?”


Wait! How did she know I could use my ability like that?


But I doubted my ears even further at the words that came out of Dice’s mouth.


“I prepared something separately.
But it was programmed by Pandora, so I don’t know if it will suit you well.”


“Yes, you… How do you know my ability?”


Then, she walked right in front of me, put the smartphone in my hand, and whispered in a soft voice.


“…it is a secret.”


“A secret?”


Maybe I’ll let you know when we become a little closer.”


At the same time, the mysterious smile she showed me shined softly in the moonlight of the night sky.










Noona, who was avoiding Dice’s cards with her agile movements, took a deep breath and immediately began to close the distance.


“I have a fatal weakness in my abilities.
You know that well.”


Dice said, but while avoiding the countless cards pouring in, Noona's gaze was focused on me.


“Are you done preparing?”


There was no emotion towards her younger brother in those eyes.


“Okay, now it's your turn.”


There was just one vicious villain in front of Noona.


“Stop moving.”


Noona, who succeeded in passing through countless piles of cards and stopping directly in front of Dice and me, declared with emotionless eyes.


– Pajijik…!


Then, with the sound of sparks popping up, we started to freeze in an instant.


“Oh, bondage play.”


Dice was still speaking some nonsense.


“Were you able to give orders to more than one person at once?”


After trying to ignore Dice’s muttering words, I stared at Noona and asked.


“You’re not the only one hiding information about your abilities.”


“…I see.”


As can be seen from the famous name ‘Absolute Commander’, the concept of ‘command’ dwelled in Noona.


Her ability known to the outside world was that she could give absolute orders to one person at a time.


However, judging from the current situation, it seemed that Noona was able to give orders to everyone in her line of sight.


The reason why she came to us was probably to put into sight all the villains behind the building who were hidden by obstacles.


“It’s over, Kang Ha-neul.”


While I was analyzing new facts, Noona pulled out a pistol before I knew it and pointed the gun at my head.


“At least I’ll be the one to kill you in the end.”


Saying that Noona tilted her head slightly.


It’s a kind of routine she only did when she was sure of winning.


“I praised you too much, Noona.”


But, apparently, my sister popped the champagne too early.


“Noona is not an omnipotent being.”


It’s time to become the real villain she wanted.










Realizing that Kang Ha-neul’s hand was moving upwards quickly despite she 'commanded' him to stop, Kang Maru was alerted, but it was already too late.


“Everyone, look this way.”


It was because most of the people at the scene inadvertently raised their gazes upward at his soft yet clear voice.




“Everyone close your eyes!”


The henchmen who had been briefed by Lumia about Kang Ha-neul's abilities were terrified at the sight and closed their eyes with a hurried cry.


“Uh…Ha? What is that…”


“Hey, I’m suddenly sleepy…”


“What is that… it’s not a joke… it’s not…”


But many people had already seen the whirlpool that was lifted high into the sky, precisely inside the smartphone’s monitor.


“That Lumia… She must have revealed my abilities to only a select few…”


Kang Ha-neul murmured as if he understood looking at the armed forces that were instantly neutralized thanks to him.


“Calm down, even if they get out of my sight, the command I gave once is valid until a certain amount of time.”


Meanwhile, his older sister, Kang Maru, who closed her eyes before it was too late, clenched her teeth and muttered inside.


‘I don’t know why he could resist my command before, but if I can subdue him once…’


But eventually, she began to go crazy just thinking about it, and started to apply force to the trigger of the pistol she was holding.


“Your eyes are closed, how are you going to shoot the gun?”


– Swish!


Thanks to the card that Kang Ha-neul threw at her wrist, the pistol, Kang Maru was about to fire, fell off.


“You’re throwing better than I thought.
It’s good to have a spare card.”


Paradise said while still standing as a statue due to Kang Maru's command.


“…do I have to take it out of there?”


Kang Ha-neul, who was staring at Dice's chest with a blushing face, said in a crawling voice.


“No, other than here, it’s usually in my pants pocket.”




“Still, this is the most comfortable place, so it’s quick to take it out.”


Ignoring Dice's innocent expression, he sighed and slowly moved forward.


“What kind of trick did you use…”


Kang Maru, who was still shocked because of the lack of effect of her command, couldn't help but ask Kang Ha-neul.


“As soon as I turned on my smartphone, I hypnotized myself.”




it was enough to hypnotize myself to not take orders from anyone.”


At the cold voice of her younger brother, which she had never heard before, Maru, whose eyebrows were wriggling, began to chew her lips quietly.


“Something as simple as that…”


“Noona’s ability is situational manipulation.
It can be interfered with by other abilities.
Did Noona never think about that?”




Kang Ha-neul, who watched the scene quietly, felt the presence of some people moving toward them and lifted his smartphone.


“If you moved even one step forward, it would be like this…”


Kang Ha-neul said as he looked through the options full of hypnosis app, but he suddenly made a confused expression and blurred the end of his speech.


Then, with a very bewildered expression on his face, he asked Dice a question.


“…why are all the functions so bizarre?”


“You don’t like it? I suggested it while watching both Pandora and reference materials.”


“No, what reference materials?”


“Everything present in the comics and it came out like this…”









“Shoot, shoot!! Aim as high as possible…!”


While not missing the gap created by that, Lumia’s henchmen, who had their eyes closed, tried their last move.


“Anyway, it’s time to go.”


As soon as the command’s duration had passed, Dice, who had quickly cleaned them up with a single card, signaled that it was time to leave.


“Actually, a lot of heroes have already arrived at the scene.
Only four executives are blocking their entry.”


“Have they arrived already? Then, hurry up… Ugh.”


Hearing the news, Kang Ha-neul, who was preparing to leave, suddenly groaned because of the pain.


Dice wisely gave him her shoulder.


“We can leave right now.
But hey, you don’t want to take revenge?”




“It’s not enough time, but if you hurry up, I can protect you a little longer.”


When she asked as if she had suddenly remembered, Kang Ha-neul, who was leaning on Dice’s shoulder, quietly raised his smartphone and asked.


“Can I, a newbie, take revenge by myself?”


“Do not interfere in other people’s revenge, that’s my iron rule.”


After staring at her for a moment, who still exuded an unknown atmosphere, Kang Ha-neul began to turn his gaze to the ‘Absolute Commander’.


“Then, can you help me for a moment?”


At that request, it was Dice who nodded with a satisfied smile.








“uh, ah…..”


“Is that okay? Really?”


Dice, who glanced back at the ‘Absolute Commander’, who was making a hazy expression in the aftermath of hypnosis from afar, asked him.


“That’s enough.”


Kang Ha-neul nodded his head, enjoying the refreshment he had not felt in a long time, and then he looked around and opened his mouth.


“By the way, where did she go?”




Ira had not been seen since before.


Apparently, she had lost consciousness earlier, but he couldn't find her anywhere.


Where the hell did she go?


‘Did you know how to hide?’


If she were there, he would have been able to find her.


'Maybe she is mixed with people in disguise?'


Kang Ha-neul wanted to escape with her as much as possible, but if she had already escaped, it was enough for him.


Though he was still worried about her future, at least her life was safe for now.


'After escaping from here, let's meet her first.'


“But how do we get out of here now?”


“There is a way.”


When he asked that question, Dice smiled brightly and spread her arms wide.


“Come on, hug me.”




“What are you doing? Come on, hug me.”


He didn’t know what the hell she was talking about, so he was just staring at her blankly, but then he looked up at the sky and realized her intention.


“Is that your base?”


“Normally, it’s always in stealth.
Even top-ranked heroes can't chase stars in the sky, it’s truly an invincible fortress.”


A long line stretched across the huge fortress floating in the sky.


A fairly typical escape method.
Still, it certainly worked well.






As he carefully wrapped his arms around her waist to escape, a soft touch began to spread throughout his body.


“Hug a little tighter.”




“Tighten your legs a little too.”


It wasn’t anything to be ashamed of.
It’s just that their faces were too close.


“Oh, yes.
That’s it.”


[What are you guys really doing? I can hear the mic…
Refrain from doing anything weird as it reduces my ability to work.]


A message quickly passed by Dice’s electronic watch, but she turned her head away.


“Then let’s go.”


After spending a while in his arms like that, Dice grabbed the rope and they began to get close to the sky.




That was the moment.


“Blonde hair, who the hell are you? Why are you now coming out?”




“Why did you suddenly come out and ruin everything!!!”


The cry of Lumia, who lost her reason, began to be heard from below.


“This is wrong.
Totally wrong.”




“Seonbae is not the kind of person to go to an extra like you!!!”


Kang Ha-neul, who had always been at the top of his head now had a blank expression on his face without being able to say anything at the desperate sight of the girl he saw for the first time.


“What’s the big deal?”


Hearing the voice of Dice, who embraced him with the cloak that she was wearing, he shifted his gaze to her.


“I love stealing so much.”




“On the other hand, aren’t you used to being taken away?”


'What the hell does this girl know?'


Seeing her speak nonsense towards Lumia, Kang Ha-neul thought looking at Paradise, but he soon shook his head.


'How will Lumia come out from now on, and how will my destiny unfold in the future?'


With thousands of thoughts in his head, he finally closed his eyes slowly, unable to bear the weight of his heavy eyelids.


“…that’s good.”


His last thought right before he lost consciousness was how nice Lumia’s shocked and desperate face looked.

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