Chapter 21. House (1)
You may think that I misheard the words of the <Magical Conch Shell> but seeing the reaction of ‘One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun’, it seems that I did not. I couldn’t put into words how terribly sad I was.
Have I not influenced Baek Tae-beom yet? Will the gang of Yoo Jin-woo, who is still alive, contact Baek Tae-beom again?
If that was not the case….
Will Baek Tae-beom’s younger brother die in the end?
I never thought that knowing the future would give such a terrible feeling.
[CH.#643nj5/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun]: Answer me.
I was in no position to have a proper conversation with him. All of my thoughts were focused on Baek Tae-beom’s younger brother. As expected, it was clear that his brother was dying.
If so, I must protect his brother unconditionally. Otherwise, this ending will never change.
[CH.#643nj5/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun]: It’s really amazing.
[CH.#643nj5/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun]: I want to have a proper conversation with you
[CH.#643nj5/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun]: But looking at the current situation, that seems a bit difficult.
I turned back at his words. Something was moving in the lake I came out of. The water surface was shaking, and something was moving in it. And with a splashing sound, an arm came out of the surface.
The problem was that the arm was made of fleshless bone.
It was an undead monster.
As expected, the skeleton sitting on the bottom of the lake was a monster.
I put the <Magical Conch Shell> into my inventory and pulled out my staff. The monster moved its jaw while trembling, and walked out onto the land, looking straight at me with its eyes wide open.
Without any hesitation, I swung my staff.
[You used a skill. Skill : Thorn of Sin]
[Activating Thorn of Sin.]
Then, numerous thorns popped out of the air and caught the movements of the skeleton. Like a sharp whip and chain.
However, the problem was that undead monsters did not feel pain.
It made a bizarre noise as it clashed its teeth and raised its chin. I clicked my tongue as no damage had been inflicted. Rather, it was struggling to remove the thorns attached to its body as if it was inconvenient.
However, I did not buy this staff simply because of the skill. I walked closer to the skeleton, which seemed to be able to escape out of the thorn at any moment. Its wide, open eyes stared at me. As if screaming at me to put back the treasure I’ve taken.
But, ignoring its gaze, I swung my staff as hard as I could and slammed its skull.
The skull flew away and fell back into the lake.
The body of the skull without its head trembled and then drooped. And soon turned to dust.
Yes. The true value of this staff was that it was unnecessarily futile and hard. My arm, which was swinging it strongly, throbbed.
[The constellation, ‘One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun’ is amazed by your actions.]
[The constellation, ‘One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun’ has sponsored 500 coins.]
[Current coins possessed: 511]
I didn’t know whether to be sad or happy that the 500 coins were free. It made me want to laugh.
I bent down and picked up what came from the monster’s corpse.
[Bone Fragment of the Dead F]
[It is a bone fragment of the dead.]
I could get some pocket money if I sell this.
Then, I heard a voice in the distance.
It was a voice that came from the other side of the passageway where I previously went into. Is your work done already? It was going to be a struggle to get into the passage again since my whole body was heavy due to my dampened clothes.
As I passed through the passageway with difficulty, along with the people they saved, there stood Lee Myung-won, and Baek Tae-beom.
Baek Tae-beom, who had a bright face when he saw me, quickly shifted into a stiff face as soon as he saw my wet body.
“… What’s this? How did you get wet?”
“Did you go into the water?”
“I guess so?”
With Lee Myung-won by his side, I couldn’t tell a lie, so I told them the truth.
“I knew there would be something underwater.”
Baek Tae-beom, who had hardened his expression, sighed. Then, he took off his outer garment and put it over my shoulder as he pulled me up.
“Isn’t it cold?”
I didn’t know how such a kind man could destroy the world.
It was absurd.
Baek Tae-beom. Just wait and see, I’ll definitely protect your brother.
Lee Myung-won, who was looking at us, said.
“Let’s go outside first.”
As soon as they got out of the dungeon, the Dongsaeng who was rescued ran to the young man who had been waiting in front of the dungeon. The young man burst into tears as he hugged his Dongsaeng.
“Thank you, thank you so much….”
“Hyung! These hyungs defeated them all! Like a hero!”
“Heuk, …Well, did you say thank you yet?”
“Ah, right. Thank you, hyungs!”
Seeing the cheerful child made me smile. Was Baek Tae-beom’s younger brother that young? It was difficult to infer what his younger brother would look like as only his brother’s death was mentioned in past recollections.
When I went outside, it felt even colder. As I trembled, Baek Tae-beom, who had his arm wrapped around my shoulders, hugged me a little more.
He’s so confident about physical contact.
“Hyung, let’s go home.”
I was so embarrassed that the words came out first. When I turned my head and looked up at Baek Tae-beom, he was clearly looking down at me with his golden eyes.
In Greek mythology, it was a golden apple with a brilliant shade that Paris offered to the most beautiful of the three goddesses. When we made eye contact, he lowered his head a little more and brought his face closer to mine.
“My house. It’s close here.”
“…Why am I… going there?”
“Hyung, you’re soaking wet right now.”
Baek Tae-beom lowered his eyes and gently stroked my shoulders.
“Since you’re wet, let’s dry ourselves at my house. It’s too cold to go on like this.”
This chapter has not been translated by NovelUtopia, we have picked up the novel from chapter 84