December 26, 2019, 14:00
President's office, Blue House, Jongro-ku, Seoul.
Korea's intelligence agencies, the NIS and the Defense Security Command, directed their attention to Lee Byung-chul. Both organizations started to collect and analyze various information related to the situation in North Korea, excluding already-known information and intelligence.
A few days later, they succeeded in wiretapping the phone call between Lee Byung-chul and the unidentified person from Washington. After analyzing the conversation, they concluded that Lee Byung-chul's final goal was to target the fifth South-North representative staff meeting in February of next year.
"We must postpone the meeting," NIS Secretary Na Bong-il said in a forceful tone. Inside the president's office, only silence could be heard. No one objected to the secretary's comment. The president also fell into deep thought and looked at the scenery outside, which had turned white with snow.