Chapter 35. Balance (1)
I sighed as I laid Baek Tae-beom down on the bed. Baek Tae-beom was still talking nonsense and complaining that he was sleepy. Based on my experience so far, I decided to wash up without getting his permission since this condition would last at least half a day.
After taking a shower, I changed into Baek Tae-beom’s clothes and it seems that I am now used to doing this. When I came out, Baek Tae-beom was lying on the side of the bed, close to falling. His messy white hair was soft, exposing his forehead and straight eyebrows. When I lightly tapped his forehead, he exaggerated.
“Hyung… My head is ringing.”
“I see. Then, lie down straight.”
I leaned over his head and pulled his arm. I could clearly feel the muscles under his clothes beneath my hands. Baek Tae-beom looked up at me with his eyes wide open, as if he was drunk. His neck strained greatly.
“Hyung, why are you always helping me?
<i>To prevent the world from perishing</i>. But I couldn’t answer that.
“As I said before….”
“It’s not like that.”
Baek Tae-beom grabbed my forearm with his hand. The same strong grip that I felt back in the taxi.
[Your contractor feels anxious.]
“No one has ever helped me like this before.”
Something felt like it was stuck in my throat and I couldn’t breathe. Baek Tae-beom’s voice trembled, and his shadowed eyes seemed uneased. The man’s face who was looking up at me felt unfamiliar.
At that moment, I felt uncomfortable.
It was as if I knew that a toy was moving around whilst I was sleeping. When I close my eyes, the furniture comes to life, and the dolls dance, as if they were talking about me. A feeling that made me realize once again that the words once on a screen came alive and is now living and breathing.
Baek Tae-beom opened his eyes. He was alive and breathing, and he was talking to me. The story of the development in the novel that I had changed.
No, can I really say I changed it?
Can this be called fiction?
Baek Tae-beom’s golden eyes are so beautiful.
“You always look like you’re going to go somewhere alone. It must be…”
Baek Tae-beom’s hands slowly drooped.
“That I am nothing.”
[The constellation, ‘One Who Knows The Fall’ is synchronized with the body.]
Looking down at his dimmed eyes, I covered him with a blanket and sighed. It’s a cute sleeping habit to see once in a while. If you want attention, just say so. What’s the point of being honest every time you get this abnormality?
It would be dinner by the time Baek Tae-beom woke up, so I decided to go into the kitchen and cook. Since I overworked myself, I thought it would be good to have a simple meal, so I made a light porridge. After a bit of nagging, I felt proud that the refrigerator was now full of food. I hummed while filling the porridge with sugar, since it would be good to replenish my energy.
Then my phone started to vibrate.
[Lee Myung-won : Ga-hyun-ssi]
[Lee Myung-won : Are you busy?]
Why is he contacting me? Were the thoughts going through my head as I replied back.
[You : No?]
[You : What’s going on?]
[Lee Myung-won : There’s an unusual dungeon movement.]
[Lee Myung-won : I have received instructions from above to gather as many Awakened as possible.]
[Lee Myung-won : Can you come with Baek Tae-beom-ssi?]
Unusual dungeon movement. I glanced at the room where Baek Tae-beom was sleeping and replied.
[You : I don’t think Baek Tae-beom can come]
[You : I’ll go alone]
[You : Please send me the location]
Baek Tae-beom won’t wake up until evening anyway, so I think it’d be okay to leave him alone. With that in mind, I put on my jacket.
I arrived near the entrance of the subway station. It was usually full of people, but there was hardly anyone walking around, probably because this area is under control. Hazardous area signs were installed, and people dressed in suits or neat clothes had gathered.
Lee Myung-won, who was in the crowd, saw me and approached me.
“Choi Ga-hyun-ssi, this way.”
“There’re a lot of people, huh?”
“I called as many as I could for support.”
Lee Myung-won told me as he took me into the crowd. While there were people who looked to be strong, there were also people who looked inferior to Baek Tae-beom. I felt it instinctively.
[CH. Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun: Hey.]
[CH. Personal/One Who Knows The Fall: What is it?]
[CH. Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun: That one.]
[CH. Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun: Be careful.]
At that moment, a large shadow was cast on me.
I had to strain my head almost twice as much as usual to look up at the man. Long braided dark hair, dark eyes, bloodless lips, and rather clear, thick lines could be seen, and what caught my attention next was his protruding neck and bulky physique.
It was a man who was taller than Baek Tae-beom and likely seemed to easily exceed more than a meter. He was looking down at me with pale eyes. And when our eyes met, the corners of those eyes subtly distorted.
I thought he was just like the grim reaper. Until I realized who the man in front of me was.
‘No way, Oh Kwon-hyuk…?’
This chapter has not been translated by NovelUtopia, we have picked up the novel from chapter 84