When the Korean tycoon, Lee, had successfully paid his $38.2 billion, he walked up to the stage with a hobbling stride.
The weakness of near death had caused him to stagger, and the pain from terminal cancer had caused him extreme pain.
Originally, he had gotten to the point where he had to have pain injections multiple times a day, and just before leaving the room and coming down to the auction, he had his attendant give him one.
However, the effect of the medicine had obviously waned considerably by now, and every step he took brought him excruciating pain.
But fortunately for this rich man, his endurance was by no means comparable to that of ordinary people.
He had been a soldier in the battle between North and South Korea, and it was the experience of the artillery fire that had forged his extraordinary resilience.
He endured the pain and came to the front of the stage, his body in pain, but his heart already clear.
He knew that this was the final step of the phoenix’s nirvana, and that the pain that spread throughout his body was like a blazing fire that would not destroy him, but would only allow him to be reborn.
So, instead of fearing the pain, he enjoyed the sensation of pain that could make him incredibly awake.
Many of the people on stage soon recognised him and knew that he was the head of the Lee family, one of Korea’s top plutocrats.
Years ago, the media had reported on this legendary Korean tycoon’s journey in his fight against cancer, and some time ago, there were also many media reports on his deteriorating condition. Now, seeing him here, many people could not understand why he was willing to put up 38.2 billion dollars to bid for the last quarter of the rejuvenating pills.
This was because, many felt, with his strength, he should have been able to compete for the last full serving of the Rejuvenation Pill.
But the Korean tycoon himself understands very well that the Lee family itself operates in a*set-heavy projects, be it digital, semiconductors or ships and shipping, all of which require huge research and development costs and production costs without exception.
The rest of the family’s a*sets are all fixed a*sets, debt a*sets and intangible a*sets, which cannot be realised in a short period of time.
Therefore, he simply did not dare to bet all his chances on that last Spring Return Pill.
On the spot, the staff put the rejuvenation elixir into the mouth of this Korean tycoon, and in that instant, all the pain in his body quickly dissipated.
The rejuvenating elixir was like a devastating wind that dispelled all the gloom that had been hanging in the sky.
At this moment, he was so excited that tears flowed down his face.
This spring-like feeling reminded him of the early hours of the morning when the armistice came into effect, more than half a century ago.
When he had climbed out of the pit where he had been cowering for days and seen the starry sky on a summer night, he had felt almost as alive as he did now.
He did not shout with excitement or cheer with excitement, there was only a sense of awe that survivors feel for the others who have died.
From the moment he was pushed into battle by the tide of history, he had witnessed the deaths of too many people around him, and in the decades that followed, he had witnessed the continued loss of many old friends.
Today, all his friends have faded away and he is the only one still clinging on in solitude.
And now he has won one of the great victories of his life.
It was a costly victory, but a victory at last.
Only, standing alone in front of this stage, the feeling of loneliness came over him unconsciously.
Then he thought of his children and how they might turn against him after today, and how he would then be alone.
Wiping away his tears, his gaze gradually became determined.
It was at this moment that his perception of money gained a new level of understanding.