I Bought the Villains With Money - Chapter 22.2
“Why? What about that person you want to bail?”
When I didn’t answer, Zoe was being impatient and asked again.
I answered briefly.
“He’s someone who can help me with my work.”
“Don’t you have anyone for that?”
“I don’t have any. Auntie, you had never shown your face at any functions, right?”
Zoe hated being in front of people. So as Journee grew, she hired several people to represent her.
Even when I tried to meet her myself, she often sent a stand-in to make it more difficult to find her.
The only time she appeared in public was on the day I was executed.
Zoe wasn’t the best person to represent me to buy a bank. I didn’t think she was the perfect option to act on my behalf in large-scale functions because Journee would definitely grow in the future.
Zoe sighed and asked.
“Who is it?”
Zoe’s mouth opened wide.
No one didn’t know who Rumdrax was. His reputation was well known on the continent.
An unprecedented con artist.
Roomdrax’s fraud had various techniques and targets.
You could talk for three days and nights just to list the incidents he had caused. However, putting him into Fire Prison was a severe punishment.
No one even died from Rumdrax’s scam; hence he was the first swindler locked up in the Fire Prison.
In addition, unlike other swindlers, Rumdrax turned his back on the wrong people.
Although he had problems with his personality, there were also a group of people who supported him in turning his back on bad people.
So when Rumdrax was caught, a petition for a reduction was sent to the court.
In many ways, Rumdrax was a difficult swindler to catch and a problematic one, too.
He was put in prison in the Fire Prison for stealing the painting of King Joseph’s smiling face owned by the royal family.
A portrait depicting Naflax Joseph, the founding King of the Joseph Kingdom, laughing comfortably; It was a masterpiece praised for its outstanding portrayal that seemed alive and breathing.
It was a painting called a portrait of magic because the portrait looked sad, sharp, and happy at the same time to the audiences depending on the time and angle of view.
Naflax’s smiling face painting was the number one treasure of the Joseph Kingdom.
The Joseph family portrait had also gained fame as it was exhibited only when VIPs came. Rumdrax stole the painting. To be exact, it was handed over by the royal family of Joseph themselves.
King Joseph believed that Rumdrax, who dressed up, was a genius painter and giant art dealer.
However, Rumdrax was a scammer, and Naflax’s smiling face painting that he sent back to the Kingdom of Joseph, was an imitation.
The Joseph family only noticed that a year after the painting was returned. The forgery was just as plausible as Rumdrax’s acting.
‘There’s a rumor that Rumdrax copied the painting himself.’
Thus, the scam was added to Rumdrax’s record of crime.
It also triggered the hatred of the people of the Joseph Kingdom. As a result, the entire Kingdom launched a massive pursuit to catch Rumdrax.
Then, the countries had a good relationship with the Joseph Kingdom, also involved in the pursuit.
‘That’s how he got caught.’
The arrest of Rumdrax has been recorded in history as an important event in which kingdoms, who had only been growling to each other, joined forces.
‘The scale was big. At that time, we unified with the whole continent that antagonized each other.’
In short, Rumdrax was good at handcrafting, intelligent, good at acting, and had a way to charm people.
‘He met my conditions.’
The more I thought about it, the more I liked Rumdrax.
At first, I changed my mind and decided that I couldn’t do without him.
“What are you going to do with that person? Oh, well. That’s none of my business.”
I looked at Zoe, who spilled out all sorts of thoughts and questions.
And Zoe said she didn’t need to know, but I still took my time to explain what I was going to do. Zoe’s expression was dark throughout the explanation.
“All I have to do is just trust you and do what you request, right? I warn you. It might create a big problem.”
In the end, she said that she didn’t want to bother with the reason behind my request.
But she was too late to hide how she sounded like she was sulking.
Noticing that, I laughed at Zoe’s words.
“We are already on the same boat. If you want to get off, let me know, I will let you go. However, I can’t say that the place I dropped you off is a safe land.”
“You and your intimidating tricks.”
Zoe kicked her tongue and listened to my explanation.
“I’m sure there is no one you want other than a dangerous guy like Rumdrax.”
“No one. He was too good.”
There were so many such swindlers.
However, they couldn’t deceive the Phoenix Bank president and Julia.
I didn’t want to admit it, but Julia was a cunning woman. She was evil, on top of that. She had a clear purpose as well. She wasn’t an easy opponent to deceive. I couldn’t cut down a strong tree with a blunt ax.
To match Julia, I had to send someone as good as Rumdrax.
He had good skill in influencing people, and he was capable of running away on his own if he ever got caught; and above all, he was ambitious.
It would be a little tricky, but the only person I knew would satisfy me was Rumdrax.
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