Chapter 25. Apollo (3)
“We are a body that originated from human beliefs, and is handed down through tradition, adding to the value of our existence.”
Apollo said as he ruffled his beautiful, curly fair hair backward.
“I don’t know how exactly something like you could become a constellation, but it’s probably because of what you know. The cause for ‘The Fall’.”
I took a breath without saying a word. My mouth was filled with the scent of blood. I gradually calmed my nausea. I scratched the floor with my fingernail. The pain dispersed as I was applying strength to my grip, and it felt as if my nails were going to break.
“Don’t you understand? It means that I am willing to cooperate with you personally. By the way, the way you spoke before is gone. Is this how you usually talk?”
I barely caught my breath. I looked down at Apollo’s doll-like appearance with my upper body straightened. The doll had an angry face. It’s funny how it looked like a crooked sewing line.
“Hey, you just said that I was the only one who knew ‘The Fall,’ and that’s the reason why I became a constellation?”
“Then what do you think will happen if many people find out about it? What if all the constellations find out why the world is going to be destroyed? What if the only reason I became a constellation disappeared?”
I am the only one who knows for what reason and process the world is destroyed, and I became a constellation for that reason. If I made it known to others, the reason for my existence as a constellation would disappear, and no one knew what kind of ending it would bring. Isn’t there a possibility that I would die as soon as I spit it out?
The constellation, ‘One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun’ had no words. He simply stared up at me.
You already know the answer. I’m telling you to tell me.
“Are you saying your existence is more important than the end of this world?”
I answered without hesitation.
“I am important to myself.”
I staggered up from my seat. I wiped the blood from my mouth with the back of my hand and stared at the wall in the air. The wall that Apollo had just torn down was slowly being restored.
Then, my nausea naturally calmed down. I suddenly realized why the name of this place was <Soul’s Sanctuary>.
As Apollo said, this little room is the size of my soul.
Ignoring Apollo’s yelling, I went into the bathroom and wiped my mouth in the sink. The sensation of vomiting up blood was so painful that it was hard to say anything back.
After following me to the bathroom, I picked up the talking Apollo with my damp hands and stared at the fully restored wall.
Right now, I was obsessed with the thought that I had to see Baek Tae-beom.
[According to your will, the real-time streaming service of your contractor will proceed.]
Baek Tae-beom’s face became mirrored on one side of the wall. He ruffled his hair roughly and was packing something. It wasn’t until I saw him put some dolls in the bag that I knew he was going to the hospital.
Come to think of it, his bed was full of dolls. The lines of the novel came to my mind belatedly.
[Even if he never had the time, Baek Tae-beom came to visit his younger brother once a week carrying his brother’s favorite doll; for a child who might be able to open their eyes and look at themselves again. The dolls accumulated one after another, overflowed, and took over the bed.
But that was a thing of the past. Today, it was merely a luxurious memory for Baek Tae-beom. His loved one had already passed. Baek Tae-beom knew he could never go back to the past…]
“Is he your contractor?”
Suddenly, Apollo, who climbed out of my hands and up to my shoulder, laughed. It was a perfect laugh.
“He has no talent and is dull. If it wasn’t for you, he wouldn’t have been chosen by anyone. Since your contractor looks like this, it would be difficult to increase the size of your soul.”
“Is his ability that low?”
“It’s not a matter of being low. He gives me a strange bad feeling. I hate touching it. Do you know how strange it felt when your contractor was with my contractor?”
“You felt strange?”
Baek Tae-beom packed all his bags and left the house. His tall height, bleached white hair, and golden pupils caught my eye even from afar. Maybe I was the only one who thought so. As soon as he left the street, my eyes were on him. But he didn’t seem aware of it.
But you felt strange?
I’ve never felt that kind of emotion from Baek Tae-beom before.
“It felt so terrible. I felt like I was with dirty trash. It’s disgusting… To the point where I wanted to throw it into a fire.”
“Can a god really judge people that way?”
“We are not gods. A constellation is just a fragment of a star that stays in people’s memories.”
This chapter has not been translated by NovelUtopia, we have picked up the novel from chapter 84