I Became a Mafia in the Academy - Chapter 129
“Ms. Choi, you shouldn’t be using your trapeze there, just pure arm strength!”
“Okay, more, more, one more set there!”
Leaving the two of them, who were already having a good time, I sat down on the couch in the spare room and went through the materials that Se-ah had organized and sent me.
Just then, Jin-woo walks up to me with his smartphone in hand.
“Boss, I found something interesting.”
With that, Jin-woo shows me the screen of his phone.
There was a post in the community.
[Title: Wasn’t it the cursed clubhouse?]
[Author: chick discriminator]
[There have been many ghosts in clubs since ancient times so I thought it was all bullshit, but I swear I saw it at dawn yesterday. A slightly clothed skeleton? That’s what it looked like, but I almost lost my shit because it fucking jumped away as soon as I made eye contact. lol]
[ㅇㅇ : Eh? Isn’t that a skeleton? I’d be all over it if I hit it with a stick].
[└chick discriminator: Is that a skeleton wearing clothes and doing the moonwalk?]
[└ㅇ : ㅋㅋㅋ ㅋ That’s not a skeleton, that’s not a skeleton]
[Chick discriminator: no that’s not a real └ grotesque].
[└ㅇ: Where does it spring from?]
[└chick differential: I saw it in the basement around 1:00]
[└ㅇ : Moonwalk skeletons are kinda…… scary…… yeah…….]
[Sister: Club hall?]
“Isn’t it ridiculous? What kind of ghosts are there in the world these days, ghosts, even a moonwalking skeleton──.”
“That’s right, a ghost.”
“Eh?! You’ve got to be kidding me, Bo, boss.”
“No, that’s a real ghost. There are also necromancers, so how could there not be ghosts?”
In a world with spirits, dragons, and elves, how could there not be ghosts?
Of course there were ghosts in this world.
“But why on earth would a ghost be running around underground doing the moonwalk?”
I wanted to tell him the details, but unfortunately, I couldn’t tell him why, as it was a secret operation.
In the first place, the skeletons wandering underground were a phenomenon created by me and Julie.
“Now, because of this, the clergy seniors are saying they’re going to hold an exorcism ceremony.”
According to Jin-woo, the Platinum Club’s Exorcists, a group of clerics who don’t tolerate the presence of the undead in the clubhouse, were scouring the clubhouse.
“What’s going on with those guys, who are usually so quiet with their prayers and worship?”
“I don’t know, maybe they’re fascinated by the dancing skeleton.”
Actually, they weren’t.
Dancing skeletons were funny in writing, and everyone took it as a gag, but it was no laughing matter to the “priests” who practiced exorcism for a living, because it meant one thing.
And not just any demon, but a demon of a higher order.
Their next move was obvious.
“They’ll be guarding the clubhouse all day for the time being.”
“Why? Who cares about dancing skeletons?”
To tell the truth, it had to be a big deal.
As far as I knew, in this world, the Dancing Skull was a ritual required to summon one of the Great Demons.
Of course, the moonwalk I’d requested had no meaning whatsoever, so it had no value as a ritual.
Still, they couldn’t ignore the anomaly.
So the night shift at the clubhouse is now staffed by members of the Platinum Club, who are neutral, faithful, and unwilling to succumb to evil.
This way, even the most accomplished thieves won’t be able to roam the halls unchecked, including the Student Council, of course.
The idea was simple.
[Julie: Junior, it looks like they are planning to break into your club somehow]
I received an urgent call from Julie last night.
It was pretty predictable since unlike an audit, a search warrant cannot be issued by the student council alone.
Especially since there’s not much they can do about it unless there’s some hard evidence.
‘But that doesn’t mean they are going to give it up.’
Then the choice is simple, I’m going to take it away without them even realizing it.
So I devised a plan, Operation Necrodancer.
Using the ritual of summoning a great demon to introduce a neutral force that the student council couldn’t touch and it wasn’t just Jin-woo who could see that the plan was working.
[Julie: Junior, did you really hear that the Exorcist kids made a move?]
[Julie: Our president is just laughing at the absurdity of it all]
[Julie: It looks like they’ve given up on sneaking in at night, huh?]
Well, it’s good to have an inside person.
If it weren’t for her, I would have trusted the club’s security and allowed them to break in.
Of course, it wouldn’t have been a big deal if they did it, but this was a battle of egos.
‘If the mafia loses the momentum and atmosphere, they get eaten.’
And honestly, it sucks, right?
So I decided to use this opportunity to show how scary religious people are.
[Me: Senior, today the skeleton dance party will be in the garden.]
[Julie: Huh? Why there?]
[Me: Because that’s where the student council president made the elixir, and I thought if we hit them with a bang, they’d be too busy to pay attention to us.]
[Julie : ㅋ It shouldn’t be hard, I’ll give it a try]
[Me: Thank you]
The community was in an uproar again.
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[★Title : Was it Halloween yesterday?]
[(Photo of skeletons dancing and playing.jpg) No what is this, I’m a dormitory student and I went out for a night walk and saw this and got scared shitless…but it’s not scary because of the situation, it’s just funny…no, this is the academy, it’s a party place…]
[└ : It’s a legend, really ㅋㅋㅋ Isn’t that just a necromancer prank?]
[└ㅇ : What kind of crazy person throws a skeleton dance party in a garden for a prank ㅋㅋㅋ]
[└ㅇ : lol]]
[└chick discriminator : eh? Why is the one I saw in the basement mixed in there lol]
The community was full with discussions about the skeletons garden party.
When we headed to the garden at lunchtime to check out the aftermath of the incident, we were greeted with an alarming scene.
“We need to cleanse this land now!!! Satan!! The devil is coming!”
“Stop them!!! Catch them all and put them in the brig!”
There was a scuffle between members of the “Exorcists” and students who appear to have been hired by the “Student Council”.
Just by making the skeletons dance at dawn, we had succeeded in making the ‘religious group’ and the student council enemies.
“The exorcists are scary…….”
Se-ah, who was watching the spectacle next to me, shudders and mumbles.
Certainly……I didn’t expect it to work this well.
“Purify! Purify! Exorcists! Purify this polluted land!”
“Crazies! There’s nothing here!”
The sight of the struggling student council gives me a sense of relief.
Hopefully this will distract them for a while.
For the time being, I don’t think I need to worry too much.
Today happened to be the day that Jin-woo, Young-jae, and Choi Yeon left for the mentoring class so Se-ah and I were the only ones left at the academy, so I thought about not doing any club activity today and going home to rest early…….
-What about this evening?
“You mean this evening?”
-Yes. My schedule just happened to be free today. As the old saying goes, it would be nice to see you today.
The world didn’t want to let me rest.
Or rather, I might see something I’ve been looking forward to, so that’s a plus, isn’t it?
“I think I’ll just have to ask.”
-Yes? Well, just ask and let me know.
I turn my back to the parking lot and head for the faculty office.
Since he joined the academy as an instructor, Kwak Chun-sik should be there as well.
He’s probably busy organizing the results of the recent measurements, so be careful──
“Oh. Eugene. What are you doing instead of going home?”
I ran into Kwak Chun-sik, who was about to leave the office and was carrying a briefcase.
“I heard that all the instructors have been busy this week organizing the measurement results, are you going home?”
“No, but they begged me to leave first, so I’m on my way.”
Kwak Chun-sik clicks his tongue in disapproval.
……Obviously, with a senior like Kwak Chun-sik around, it’s not going to go well.
I could see how the rest of the instructors felt.
“That’s fortunate, Mr. Kwak. Are you free this evening?”
“What? Why all of a sudden?”
As he tilted his head as if unsure of my intentions, I spoke in a cautious voice.
“Well, my father said he’d like to take you to dinner tonight.”
“Huh? What do you mean, boy, wait a minute.”
Saying that, he put his hand in his inside pocket.
“Let’s see, I found the schedule. It’s today, so thankfully I’m free this evening.”
“That’s great, would you like to come with me now?”
“Sure, sure, let’s do it. Did you bring your car?”
“Yes. It’s waiting for us in the parking lot right now.”
With that, Kwak and Chun-sik head to the parking lot and I call father again.
“Dad, he said it’s okay, so we’re going to take my car.”
-Yes? Then let’s do it. I should get ready to see the old man for the first time in a long time. Hehe!
Father laughs and hangs up the phone, as if he’s looking forward to meeting Kwak Chun-sik and Kwak Chun-sik’s face is also smiling in anticipation.
I feel uneasy for some reason…….
When we arrived at the parking lot, Han Seo-Joon, who had already gotten out of the car, bows to us.
“I’ve just been briefed, sir, and it’s an honor to host a Korean hero.”
“Okay, take care of me. By the way, Yoo Jin-ah, do you usually drive around in a monster like this? How many would survive if you hit them with all your might?”
Looking at the sedan I usually ride, Kwak Chun-sik mumbled something in a tone that I couldn’t tell if he was serious or joking so I returned the favor.
“Father is quite worried about me, so if you can say that, it must be really safe.”
“Of course. Even the president wouldn’t drive a car like this! Haha!”
I open the back door and let Kwak Chun-sik in first, then I get in next.
“Nice seats, nice smell. Mmm~ very nice.”
“I’m glad you like it. By the way, old man, this.”
“Huh? Ah, that’s right.”
Kwak Chun-sik looks at the pink bracelet I handed him and reacts as if he had forgotten about it.
“That one, just take it.”
“……Yes, didn’t you say this is borrowed?”
“It’s a borrowed one, but……my disciple said that he’s wearing it well, so the original owner said to just keep it. The bracelet isn’t my style, so just wear it.”
……It’s not my style either.
I feel like I’m being taken advantage of.
But it’s called a ‘Great Awakening Suppressor’ or a magic restraint bracelet, so it’s pretty rare and valuable.
I carefully placed it back into the cube, deciding to keep it for now in case I needed to use it someday.
“Thank you, then.”
“Yeah, yeah. By the way, the Corleone mansion……if I go this time, it’ll be the first time since I’ve been a member of the Hero’s Association, which makes my heart skip a beat, haha!”
Yeah, I didn’t think I’d actually see it either.
Vito Corleone Red Aura and Kwak Chun-sik Blue Aura.
Ah, my heart is already starting to pound in my chest.