Chapter 12. Heart of the Red Mist (2)
However, what I felt was not the violent sensation like before, but a gentle touch that brushed away my wet hair.
“Hyung. Don’t do this again from now on.”
“Thank you so much for helping me, but it breaks my heart to see you get hurt like this. Strangely enough.”
With that said, Baek Tae-beom lowered his head and slowly came closer. The golden eyes that came near swallowed everything around me and were so intense that it felt like I was going to be devoured too.
It felt strange, seeing the sunset behind him. The man in the novel was right here, talking in front of my eyes.
“If you’re going to be like this next time, I don’t want to go with you.”
“Oh, then. Beom-ah?”
In the end, I had no choice but to ask in response to his request.
“Are you mad?”
Baek Tae-beom admitted.
“Why? Are you really asking that now, Hyung?”
Baek Tae-beom’s face contorted. His gaze shifted into something sharper, and he grabbed my wrist harshly. Baek Tae-beom’s expression softened a little when I felt a sharp pain and let out a groan. But that was it.
“Hyung. Just now, you got hurt because of those people. Do you understand? If I had made even one mistake, you could have died. You could have died if I wasn’t there!”
I had nothing to say because he was right. Of course, I had a conceited feeling that Baek Tae-beom would save me, but it seems that it was not that simple for Baek Tae-beom.
But anyway, I thought he was too angry. It was as if I had a close relationship with him. Even though I’ve been a bit reckless, wasn’t this the second time we are seeing each other?
‘Is it, because you signed the contract with me?’
When we signed the contract, it was said that we would share some of our emotions, so maybe Baek Tae-beom became more emotional with me. Or I could have reminded him of his sick brother.
“Are you listening to me?”
“But still, you can’t kill those people.”
“I’m sorry. I know what you’re trying to say. I won’t do that next time.”
And now, to seal the promise. As I held out my pinky finger, Baek Tae-beom wrapped his pinky finger around mine with a reluctant expression.
“Let’s go to the hospital first.”
As Baek Tae-beom said, I went to the hospital. I thought my skull had busted, but fortunately, only the back of my head was a little torn, so I didn’t need any major treatment. After becoming a constellation, my resilience seemed to have increased, so these wounds healed quickly. Most of the pain was gone by the time I bandaged my wrists and ankles.
However, as I was being treated, I wondered whether I should tell Baek Tae-beom that I am his constellation, but I couldn’t, and Tae-beom ended up calmly paying for the hospital bills. My conscience was hurt when I remembered that I got help from a person who was two years younger than me and had a sick younger brother, but I couldn’t help it because Baek Tae-beom was firm about it.
“By the way, Hyung. What is that?”
Baek Tae-beom, who was fiddling with my bandaged hand, said as he looked down at the <Heart of the Red Mist> on the table. After going to the hospital, we were sitting face to face in a cafe and chatting, but because of Baek Tae-beom’s aura and appearance, it was quite burdensome as eyes were drawn to our side.
“Give me your sword.”
Hearing my words, Baek Tae-beom pulled out his sword from his inventory. Inventory is a special function that the Awakened can use, and although the quantity that can be stored is limited, it is a super-dimensional space where things could be stored without being bound by conditions such as place or size, like in games.
This Hyung is proud that he has already learned the function and used it. Although I was a little worried that he was entrusting the sword to me without a single doubt.
“See these three slots on the sword handle here?”
“If you put it in here, like this….”
I forced it to fit because the shape didn’t match, but the important thing was the act of ‘putting it in’. When I pushed the <Heart of the Red Mist> into the slot with a little more force, the sword vibrated shortly, and the item was embedded as it was before.
After repeating the act two more times, the shape of the sword became quite credible, and I was proud of it.
[Sword of the Lowly D+]
[It’s a bit chipped, but its shape is of a proper sword. New skills may be acquired when used. (Cannot use duplicates)
The energy of the red mist hovers over the sword. More powerful attacks can be created.]
“What do you think?”
But Baek Tae-beom glanced at the sword with a mysterious face and said while looking at me.
“How do you know this?”
This chapter has not been translated by NovelUtopia, we have picked up the novel from chapter 84