Woojin had to help Doctor Ahn’s research by his side, or more specifically, be his test subject. And while doing that, everyone gathered at Old Hwang’s call. The voice coming through the speakerphone was familiar.[It’s me, Baal.]
“What is it?” Woojin answered.[I have an offer to make.]
“Go on.”[I will tell you the location of Meterul if you promise our safety.]
“It won’t take us long to locate Meterul anyway.”[You don’t have much time. If Meterul digests Zeus and Ra, none of you will be enough to handle him.]
Woojin had the same concern. He looked around, and Sun Wukong nodded as he stated, “There aren’t many demons left anyway. It will be better if we allow them to live and find Meterul.”
Woojin nodded. With Amon gone and the Avatars all united, there was no risk for the demons to call upon Meterul again anyway.
“Fine, I will allow it. Give us Meterul’s location.”[I can’t trust your word. I want at least one of you to swear an oath under your sacred name.]
Sun Wukong quickly spoke up.
“I, Sun Wukong the Monkey King, swear an oath for the safety of your demonkind.”[Good. Meterul is in my castle. I will send the coordinates. He said it will take two weeks to fully digest Zeus and Ra’s power. He also declared that he will eat anyone who interferes with the process.]
“I guess he can’t digest it all properly if someone interferes.”[Yes. So if you want to get him, now is the best time.]
“Good. We will allow you to live, but you demons can’t stay there.”[Yes. I will make preparations on my side. I’ll send the coordinates first.]
Woojin hung up and looked at Sun Wukong.
“This was unexpected.”
“Can we trust them?”
“It should be okay.”
“I hope it’s not a trap.”
Sun Wukong cackled.
“Even if it was, there is a limit to how far they can go. We can handle it.”
“If we are going to fight Meterul, we will need our sacred powers. Zeus and Ra were killed even before we got there, so Meterul is far more powerful than we thought he was.”
“Yes. We have to be quick.”
Sun Wukong then turned to Arthur.
“How long will it take to prepare our own?”
“Three days should be enough.”
He then turned to Woojin.
“I don’t know. I’m doing my best to shorten the time.”
Sun Wukong clapped and said, “With Zeus and Ra gone, we have to be ready for anything. We’ll leave in three days to create a barrier over the entire castle and fight him on the fifth day. You stay back with Hermes and come when we’re ready. Even if you are not ready by then, just come.”
“Everyone, let’s get down to business. Also, tell the US and Russia the coordinates too, so they can nuke the place at least if all else fails.”
Woojin then went to visit Doctor Ahn. He already had few test syringes ready.
“I have some tests ready for you. Let’s try them out.”
“I have something to tell you first.”
“What is it?”
“Baal told us the location of Meterul. We are going on a full all-out attack in five days.”
Doctor Ahn laughed.
“So I have five days to give you access to the sacred power?”
Doctor Ahn asked, “Can I get more time?”
“Then, I have no choice. You will have to stay with me the entire time.”
“I was going to do that anyway.”
“Good. Let’s not waste more time then.”
With Meterul’s location, the leaders of the world asked if they could just launch the nukes, but Sun Wukong stopped them. Nuking wasn’t a proven method to kill him and if it failed, the outcome would be more terrifying. The Monk of the Golden Wheel, Thoth, and Merlin were assigned to create a new barrier to withstand the sacred power. The size of the barrier was to be about the size of a large city.
Everyone was busy preparing to fight Meterul. Three days later, Arthur, Omikami, Haemosu, and Sun Wukong gathered. Poseidon also came to fight in place of Zeus. These five avatars were those who were ready to call their originals upon themselves to fight.
And while all that was going on, Woojin and Doctor Ahn were doing their best. Now, Woojin was able to transfer part of his spiritual power inside his spiritual stone and change it into sacred power. Woojin got up from the bed after going through another test.
“Is it possible?”
“I see what the spiritual stone reacts to now. The next will be our final one.”
Doctor Ahn looked at Woojin with bloodshot eyes.
“But we can’t test this.”
If it was going to change the entire spiritual stone into a sacred stone, it would give Woojin the power of a god, but at the risk of his life. Even now, changing spiritual power into sacred power was enough to destroy a part of his body.
“And I can’t be 100% sure it will work.”
“I know.” Woojin smiled, “But it’s over 80%, right?”
Woojin replied, “That’s enough.”
It was about a human becoming a god. 80% was more than enough.
“I’m counting on you, Doctor.”
“Go get some rest.”
Woojin nodded and left the lab. Miho came up to him.
“Didn’t you go with Mr. Sun?”
“I can’t bring down my original, so there’s no need for me to go line up.”
“Is it that bad?”
“I wish I could say it was nothing.”
Miho reached up and touched Woojin’s cheek. It was sullen. Miho sighed.
“If you use sacred power, it will destroy you. You know that, right?”
“And you are still going to use it?”
“There is no other way.”
Miho looked at Woojin silently and then hugged him. Woojin responded in kind.
“If everyone calls forth their original and the fighting starts, get out of the barrier.”
“The barrier won’t be that vulnerable.”
“You never know what might happen.”
Miho had a way to get out of the battle through her power to move over the realm. Miho looked up to Woojin.
“You won’t even let me look? Even when the world will end if we lose?”
“Yeah, please. I want you to escape at least.”
Miho then nodded slowly.
“Okay. Then, don’t die and win.”
Woojin wanted that more than anyone else. He had no death wish, but he had to be ready to defeat Meterul.
“We will win without me having to use sacred power.”
“I hope so too.”