Chapter 26. Apollo (4)
“Yes, you’re human. That’s why I want to ask you more now. What is your true identity, and what is the story of the Fall?”
Apollo tapped my cheek and motioned for me to look at him. The cotton doll standing on my shoulder looked at me with a rather dignified face.
“If you don’t want to talk because you’re worried about your disappearance, I will solve it myself, so you can just give it to me. If we eliminate the cause, it will all be over. Isn’t that right?”
I was shocked to hear that, so I didn’t say anything. The back of my head felt tingly. I licked my lips, but even that didn’t make a sound. Apollo was right.
Eliminate the cause.
That being said, killing Baek Tae-beom might solve everything.
I would have never thought that this world would become the world of a novel. I still couldn’t imagine such a thing even after seeing the villain who would destroy the world right in front of me. Of course, I thought that we should not let the world develop the same way as in the novel.
However, if I eliminated the cause, I didn’t know what annoying things I had to do. Even if the world does not return to its original state, I would still be able to play, eat, and become a decent Awakened Constellation. It wasn’t necessary to follow Baek Tae-beom and worry every moment when he will turn evil.
I looked back at the silhouette of Baek Tae-beom on the subway. As the sun went down, the beautiful skyline descended along his outline. Still, Baek Tae-beom felt as if he was in the rain. I could see his emotions flowing down like a thunderbolt. I didn’t know why I was feeling like this, maybe it is because I am his constellation. Or, because I knew that I am now a character in a novel.
People cannot live without people. For Baek Tae-beom, his everything was his younger brother. To him, his brother was worth the entire world. On top of that, he takes it for granted to help others, and burns with a sense of justice. He doesn’t want to do anything bad, and he lives on his own.
“…No, no. I’ll figure it out, so just help me.”
“Being prideful that you can do it isn’t enough.”
“Aren’t humans always prideful?”
I asked, didn’t the gods always punish humans? Apollo laughed as if he were amazed by my own arrogance.
“Then, I must punish you too.”
“Are you going to spit in my mouth? If not, are you going to pierce arrows into my body?”
Apollo once said that a human named Niobé insulted his mother Leto and shot and killed 14 of his children. He also gave his beloved Cassandra the power of prophecy, but when Cassandra rejected him, he spit in her mouth and cursed her.
It was rather strange that such a constellation did not immediately cast a curse on it because it did not listen. Are quarrels between constellations forbidden?
“I’ll give you something more than that.”
At that moment, I felt a hot stimulus spreading from my fingertips. They felt numb, as if they were on fire. It spread like a long thread, lingered on the back of my hand, and wriggled into place.
It stayed deep in the back of my hand like a tattoo and then disappeared.
[A new skill has been acquired.]
[Skill : Hand of the Golden Sun]
[You can use the power of the sun to fire arrows. The strength of the force depends on the constellation’s ability.]
[The constellation, ‘The One Who Knows The Fall’ is synchronized with the body.]
[The personal channel of <Constellation Communication Net> has been connected with ‘One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun’. You can chat with <Constellation Communication Net> anywhere.]
I took a step back, embarrassed by the rising message windows.
“What, did you really think I was going to punish you?”
“You said you would.”
Has this bastard been playing tricks all this time? It was ridiculous. I lifted up the cotton doll as it floundered and stared back at me.
I think it’s cute to see the big doll’s eyes twitch.
“Constellations cannot fight each other. That’s the rule.”
And, my guess was also correct. I was worried that Apollo would turn me into an arrowhead right away. It seems to have been a misunderstanding.
Apollo said with an expressionless face.
“I will give you a prophecy.”
It felt like a heavy stone was placed on top of my chest. For a moment, I couldn’t breathe.
“My prophecy must come true, little constellation.”
Apollo’s eyes gleamed beautifully in gold like that of Baek Tae-beom.
“You will regret not telling me someday.”
This chapter has not been translated by NovelUtopia, we have picked up the novel from chapter 84