I Will Not Live as a Genius - Chapter 149
I Will Not Live as a Genius chapter 149
149. Eight on fifty nine
Why do I keep worrying about it?
I recalled the conversation I had with Yeonji at the coffee shop last night.
When Yeonji promised not to take revenge, I almost believed her words. It’s because you can feel the sincerity in Yeonji’s face.
However, after Rouge lied that he did not comment on ‘shitty yellow journalist’, I realized that waiting for five hours at a hotel in Naples was in vain.
but… Isn’t Yeonji the child who lied to the math teacher that he gave Youngmi the problem book for the Math Olympiad in middle school?
Also… People don’t change
I thought as I left the coffee shop. I did everything I could. It’s not something I can do anymore.
It was impossible to report it to the police only with the comments posted by Yeonji and the circumstance that he had obtained the knife, and even if he did, it was unlikely that the police would investigate.
We don’t know what kind of tragic result Yeonji’s revenge will be, but… This is not something I can stop.
I came to this conclusion in my head… On the other hand, I keep worrying about it.
Because of Yeonji’s eyes. In Yeonji’s eyes, I could feel something hidden behind the cool life… Those eyes lingered in my mind all day today.
“What are you thinking so intently?”
“ah… ! Nothing.”
Youngmi put the spoon down on the table, opened her eyes thinly, and started looking at me with a search-like look.
In this case, you need to change the topic quickly.
“Young-mi, are your defense preparations going well?”
Youngmi is due to review her doctoral thesis next month.
＜Singularities in Navier-Stokes equation on the onset of turbulence>
This is the title of an English-American doctoral thesis. It was a study on the phenomenon in which turbulent flow starts at a singularity that occurs in the Navier-Stokes equation that analyzes the flow of a fluid.
For reference, a singularity means a point that is not mathematically defined. For example, this is the case where the differential value of the flow velocity of a fluid diverges to infinity. It was a study that found the flow conditions in which such a singularity occurred through numerical analysis and mathematically interprets each condition.
In response to my question, Youngmi raised one eyebrow and said.
“I have already submitted my thesis… Defense is less than a month away, so what’s the deal now? You just have to do it your way.”
Do what you can… . It may not seem like it, but this is the most confident answer a graduate student preparing for defense can say.
After all, it’s Kim Youngmi!
Contrary to my proud expression, Yeongmi let out a short sigh and continued.
“After the defense is over, you will be unemployed. I need to get a job sooner than defense… .”
“everything will be alright. Don’t worry too much.”
Youngmi said with tears in her eyes.
“It’s all because of Chae Jung-ho’s twists and turns and choosing turbulence and the Navier-Stokes equation as a research topic.”
“haha-! Is that how the story unfolds?”
“If you become a highly educated swan like this… Jung-ho, you have to take responsibility for me, huh?”
When I think of what I received from you in my past life, I will take responsibility for it a thousand times or even ten thousand times.
After a while we left the restaurant, and I drove Yeong-mi to her house in Namseo-dong.
“Go in. I will go.”
Youngmi said to me, waving her hand.
“I don’t want to let you go like this and only go home alone.”
Say you don’t want to go home.
Saying that you are responsible for what you ate a little while ago.
Lately, the number of words suggesting the marriage of Young-mi has increased.
I took Young-mi’s hand as she entered the apartment entrance.
“Come here for a second.”
I pulled Yeong-mi’s hand and held her in her arms.
“What if someone sees… … .”
It doesn’t sound like I hate it… Young-mi leaned her head on my shoulder, holding her in my arms.
I whispered into Youngmi’s ear.
“Young-miya, when your defense is over, let’s go play in Siheung.”
“Siheung? Why are you there?”
“There is a mountain called Sorae Mountain in Siheung, and there is something I want to show you.”
After a while, Yeong-mi went home, and I headed to the bus stop to catch the bus to Mok-dong.
When I arrived at the bus stop, I received a text message from Youngmi.
– You seem to be thinking about something at the restaurant earlier, right?
I sent a quick reply.
– Haha no.
– No. Because you can see it all in your face! He seemed to be contemplating what to do or not. In that case, it’s the right deal.
I called Team Leader Kim Jeong-soo, and less than 5 minutes after the phone call ended, Agent Hee-rak Lee appeared.
what… so fast? Did something happen around here?
I got into the dark tinted car, and Manager Lee Hee-rak drove towards the Gangnam Naples Hotel.
“I heard a bit about it from Team Leader Kim Jung-soo.”
He continued with a short sigh.
“So, you mean that Lim Yeon-ji came to Korea to get revenge on a man named Han Segi?”
“Yes, I think so.”
“How did you find out?”
When he explained the story of Yeon-ji’s travel to the United States because of a reporter’s article in 1994, the malicious comments about Yeon-ji in the article of a reporter of the century after that, and the fact that Yeon-ji saved the sword, Manager Lee Hee-rak nodded and said, .
“Hmm… That’s what happened. By the way… I have one question, is it okay if I ask you?”
“Yes, tell me.”
“How do you know Jung-ho, a reporter for a century?”
“actually… A lot of bad things happened with a century-old journalist.”
But after answering and thinking about it… There was nothing that could be called a bad relationship with a reporter for a century in this life.
When I was in my first year of elementary school… A century-old journalist had visited my house with my notebook, but at his mother’s wit he had to turn back.
Except for when I gave him information about Roonji at the math olympiad in middle school, and for preventing him from covering the 2000 family reunion event… In this life, there is no point of contact between him and me.
At my words, Manager Lee Hee-rak nodded and opened his mouth.
“Looking at so many enemies, it seems that a reporter in a century has done a lot of bad things.”
I smiled silently, and Manager Lee Hee-rak continued.
“Well… If I were Jungho… I think we will just let Lim Yeon-ji take revenge on the reporter of the century, is there any reason to stop Lim Yeon-ji like this?”
“ah… that is… … .”
After a moment of silence, Manager Hee-Rak Lee said with an apologetic expression.
“I was just curious, so I’m sorry if I offended you.”
“no. It’s not unpleasant. To be honest… … .”
It’s not entirely without guilt that 15 years ago I encouraged a century of journalists. However, he did not ask for help from Team Leader Kim Jung-soo because of that guilt.
“It’s because I don’t want Yeon-ji to get involved in bad things anymore… I don’t know why.”
At my words, Manager Hee-Rak Lee nodded and said.
“I understand that feeling, but don’t be so pitiful.”
“What do you mean?”
“Actually, the NIS also found out about Lim Yeon-ji, and was diagnosed with a sociopath. We have a criminal record in America.”
The fact that Yeonji is a sociopath had been guessing to some extent.
But you’ve even committed a crime… … .
I said, narrowing my brow.
“which… Was it a crime?”
“I tried to kill two Korean men who were my father’s age. He said that, although it failed, the incident shook the entire city of Los Angeles.”
“Perhaps… Is the victim dead?”
“It is not. Both were minor injuries.”
“Then why did the whole city turn upside down?”
“The murder plan was so meticulous, the police concluded that it could not be a single crime, but it turned out that all those arrested as accomplices were taken advantage of by Lim Yeon-ji. In the end, it was only after the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a re-investigation that it was revealed that Lim was the only one who committed the crime.”
“How the hell did you prepare? ?”
Manager Hee-Rak Lee said as he parked his car in front of the Naples Hotel.
“If you are curious, search the LA Times website later. There is even a mug shot of Lim Yeon-ji on the front page, so you can find it easily.”
We got out of the car and went straight to the hotel, and he continued.
“It must have been such a big deal, as public opinion over imitation crimes led to transfers from California prisons to federal prisons, where they mainly serve political prisoners while serving their sentences.”
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Naples Hotel Room 823.
When the hotel staff opened the door, the hotel room was clean and tidy. All that was left was an empty suitcase in one corner of the room and some neatly arranged clothes.
Manager Hee-Rak Lee opened his mouth with a serious expression.
“I think this is a bit late.”
He called somewhere and asked for the address of a century-old journalist, and we hurried out of the hotel and got back into the car.
As soon as I got into the car, Manager Lee Hee-rak’s cell phone rang, and after a short phone call, Manager Lee said to me.
“Check out the Internet portal. It is said that breaking news has been published under the name of a reporter for a century now.”
I connected to the Internet with my smartphone, and I was able to check the breaking news of Korean newspapers at the top of the portal.
＜Reflection from a journalist who followed only the number of views>
Breaking News started with an article written 15 years ago by a century-old journalist himself.
A trivial incident that occurred at the National Mathematical Olympiad was published as an inflated article as if it were an important social problem, and the article ravaged a family, and as a result, the life of the student’s mother recently ended tragically.
Reporter Han Century said that the real reason he wrote the article 15 years ago was not the journalistic spirit of accusing social problems… He confessed that it was because of his desire to attract people’s attention with provocative articles.
And reporter Han Century is deeply regretting his past, when he had only written articles to raise the number of views with provocative titles and articles, and broke the news with a sentence that he hoped that this event would purify the media industry. finished the news.
The article was posted only 15 minutes ago, but there were already over a thousand comments. There were some sarcastic comments among the comments, but overall, it was an atmosphere of praise for the confession of conscience of a reporter of the century.
By the way… Unless a reporter for a century was out of his mind, he would not have posted such a reflection article. In other words, it means that Han Segi posted this kind of article because of Yeonji’s threat.
I said to Manager Hee-Rak Lee, who was driving.
“Chief Lee, can’t we hurry up a little bit more? I think Yeon-ji is threatening a reporter for a century now.”
“Everything has arrived. See the 103 apartment over there? There, Room 703 is the home of a century journalist.”
Manager Hee-Rak Lee parked the car in front of the aisle of Apartments 3 and 4, and we entered the apartment building.
Manager Lee Hee-rak called somewhere and said.
“Request troops to Gangnam Sigma Apartment No. 103, No. 703.”
In front of door 703.
The moment Manager Hee-Rak Lee tries to ring the doorbell… I said.
I grabbed the handle of the front door and turned it, and the door swung open.
As soon as the door opens, somewhere in the house, regular tung! Tung! A small sound was heard.
The living room was a mess, and a large bloodstain, starting from the kitchen table, ran across the living room to the room on the right.
I ran into the room on the right with Manager Hee-Rak Lee, and as I entered the room, a terrible scene caught my eye.
Han Se-gi was riding on Yeon-ji’s chest and was beating her in the face without a break.
Tung! Tung! It was the sound of hitting the rouge.
Manager Hee-rak Lee rushed to Han Se-gi and suppressed him, and I supported Yeon-ji, who was lying on the floor, and sat him up.
The sound of swallowing moans came out of Rouge’s mouth, and both eyes were swollen and half-closed.
Manager Lee Hee-rak handcuffed Han Se-gi and said:
“I am arresting you for kidnapping, confinement, assault, and attempted murder.”
“no! no! I am the victim! This bitch wants to kill me first… … .”
Manager Hee-rak Lee strongly pressed down the forehead of the century with the gun barrel, and said with sullen eyes.
“One more word, and these bullets will smash your head.”
By the way… Manager Hee-Rak Lee’s words are not threats. The pistol now in his hand was loaded with live ammunition.
Manager Hee-Rak Lee turned his head to me and continued.
“Don’t sit down, lie down.”
“I have a cut in my left abdomen. Sitting makes the bleeding worse.”
The white sweatshirt that Rouge was wearing was stained with red blood all over her abdomen.
The bloodstains that ran from the kitchen across the living room all the way to this place were flowing down from Yeonji’s stomach.
As I slowly laid Yeonji on the floor, another low moan escaped from her mouth.
Manager Hee-rak Lee called an ambulance, and when the harsh breathing of Yeon-ji swallowing the pain subsided… Yeonji opened her eyes and looked at me.
There was no longer any cold life in Yeonji’s eyes. As soon as her life was gone, she felt something familiar again in Yeonji’s eyes.
Only then did I know
Why did you keep paying attention to Yeonji’s eyes… That’s why there was a familiar feeling in Yeonji’s eyes.
What I saw in Yeonji’s eyes was nothing else… .
The last life was my eyes.
Those eyes I had until I died.
fear… . Those eyes of fear that the whole world hates me.
Looking into Yeonji’s eyes like that, I burst into tears without realizing it.
For the description of the thesis in English and the United States, refer to the contents of the thesis below.
Dou, Hua-Shu. “Singularity of Navier-Stokes Equations leading to turbulence.” arXiv preprint arXiv:1805.12053 (2018).