The boss set the side dishes on the table, his face twisted in disgust.
“Boss, please smile. If you serve with that expression, the customers will all run away.”
The boss glared sharply, biting his lip to quell his mounting anger.
‘Just stay calm. Cater to this brat’s whims today, and I can avoid the fine.’
After all, they wouldn’t see each other after today.
Determined to endure just for one day, the boss forced a smile onto his face.
“Is that okay?”
“Who speaks informally to customers? Just because they’re young, does it mean they will speak informally?”
“… Is it okay?”
“Yes. It looks good because you’re smiling.”
As the boss smiled back at Ryu Min, he inwardly cursed him.
The boss turned and retreated to the kitchen, his face still flushed with anger.
Seeing that, Ryu Won, who was beside him, asked cautiously, “Hyung, is this really okay?”
“It’s fine. You don’t know how badly the boss treated me, do you?”
“But what if he seeks revenge later?”
Could a player like him even physically retaliate?
‘No such case has occurred as we’ve progressed through the chapters, but if there is, then…’
Just retaliate the same way.
No, retaliate even more, so he won’t harbor any more frivolous thoughts.
Soon, the meat the boss ordered was brought out.
“The meat… is served.”
It was the most expensive sirloin in the restaurant.
As Ryu Won listened to the sound of the meat cooking, he swallowed his saliva.
‘Not pork belly, but Hanwoo (Korean beef).’
Ryu Won eagerly anticipated his first taste of an expensive dish.
“Eat a lot.”
“Oh, hyung, you eat a lot too!”
The brothers’ meal began as the boss left.
“Wow, it’s so delicious, hyung. This is Hanwoo?”
“Yes. It’s a delicious cut of beef from Hanwoo.”
“I heard it was tasty, but I didn’t know it would be this good. It’s like it’s melting in my mouth!”
“I’m glad you like it.”
Ryu Min smiled contentedly and surveyed the restaurant.
It was peak time, but there were still no other customers.
Throughout their meal, Ryu Min occasionally called the owner over.
“Owner! Can you give us more garlic here?”
“Owner! Can you give us more dipping sauce here?”
“Owner! Can you add another serving of rice?”
“Owner! Can you add more beef tenderloin…”
The owner finally exploded.
“If you were going to order, why didn’t you do it all at once? You should eat in moderation!”
Despite the owner’s outburst, Ryu Min continued to voice his grievances about the mistreatment he had experienced. Though the owner might not have known it, he would soon learn that the customer is always right.
“Are you frustrated with your own work, sir?”
With a single comment from Ryu Min, the owner was left speechless.
“Please bring us four more servings of beef tenderloin quickly.”
“How much more do you plan to eat…”
“Well, you didn’t pay me what you owed me anyway, so what’s the harm in complaining?”
“Oh, no. I’ll bring it right away.”
Ryu Min vented all the abuse he had experienced from the owner.
Unbeknownst to the owner, he was coming to understand the reality that the customer is always right.
“Ugh! If I can just make it through today… if I can just make it through today…”
Ignoring the suffering owner, Ryu Min and his brother finally finished their meal after 9 pm.
They left the restaurant with satisfied faces.
“That was delicious.”
“That was really good, hyung.”
Ryu Min turned around to glance at the owner.
“It was a bit pricey, but it was worth it. Thank you for the meal, sir.”
“Uh, yeah. I’m glad you enjoyed it.”
The owner’s face had become even more haggard during the long meal.
“Are we leaving now?”
“What about the bill?”
Ryu Min looked at the owner silently, his hands clasped together, and a pleading expression in his eyes, as if he genuinely didn’t want to report him.
“I won’t report you.”
The owner’s face lit up with a smile.
“Haha! Are you serious? Thank you…”
“Well, I’ve already left your employment. I’m on my way to file a report.”
Ryu Min smirked wickedly at the bewildered owner.
“I’ve reported your behavior to the labor department already. I even filed a criminal complaint, so brace yourself for a visit soon.”
“What, what are you talking about?”
“Once my unpaid wages are recovered according to the labor department’s order, I’ll consider the cost of this meal as interest on the money you owe me.”
“Good luck with your future business, although I’m not sure if you’ll be able to continue. Have a nice day, Won-ah.”
“Uh, yes, hyung.”
The brothers left the restaurant, leaving the owner with a sullen expression.
Ryu Won looked up from his phone while reading an article.
“Hyung, there’s an article here?”
“Yeah, I saw it.”
“The comments say, ‘How could he have played 100 games with the same number? Did he come from the future?'”
“Well, that’s how it is.”
“Hyung, did you really come from the future? How did you accurately predict the numbers?”
“I dreamed it. It was a very vivid dream.”
It was hard to believe, but Ryu Won didn’t press for more answers.
The fact that his brother had become a player was already incredible.
“Is it true that 18 billion people have been caught and only 9 billion survived?”
“That’s what they say. There are so many articles on the internet.”
After 5:20 a.m. on January 1st.
Everyone who fell asleep with sleep paralysis died of cardiac arrest.
Numerous articles and news stories covered the event.
Although some YouTubers claimed it was a conspiracy, they were in the minority.
It was a reality that was hard to believe but had to be accepted.
“Can’t believe the whole world is in chaos, and yet you still don’t believe it?”
“You have to believe it…”
Ryu Min smirked at his younger brother’s words.
It’s hard to believe unless you experience it firsthand.
“Things will only get more chaotic from now on. We’ve only survived the first round.”
With each decrease in the population, the world would plunge further into chaos.
The economy would collapse, and the social system would be paralyzed.
Some say it’s the era of dystopia.
“If players exercise their power here, the chaos will escalate even more.”
That’s why Ryu Min had to amass as much money as possible immediately.
This is a new Novel, the first Korean novel here.
I hope you enjoy it.
Please let me know what you think about the novel by reviewing it here or on Novelupdates.
Your comments makes the hard work on this novel worth it, I’m eager to read them.
If you want to read ahead, join my patreon for five more chapters.