Chapter 52. Reunion (2)
I couldn’t get a taxi with the money Apollo gave me, so I decided to take the subway. As phrases such as <Hunters, please prioritize evacuating civilians> and <If you feel some dizziness or nausea, please get out of the area immediately> were broadcast, I realized anew that two years without me was quite a long time.
The hung promotional posters were also things like <Artist of the Century, Hunter Lena’s Living Sculpture> and <Thanks for Coming Like a Comet, our Hunter Blue Star>. In addition, people presumed to be hunters were walking around the station and talking through walkie-talkies.
After leaving the station, I stood in front of the hospital where Baek Tae-beom’s brother was last admitted.
“…Wait a minute.”
[CH. Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun : What is it now?]
“I don’t know Baek Tae-beom’s younger brother’s name.”
[CH.Personal/The One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun : Seriously?]
It didn’t appear in the novel. I rubbed my face in a muddle. I came all the way here, and I can’t go back now. I’ve thought about contacting Baek Tae-beom, but quit. What would I even say? That I am your constellation and I actually died, but now I have resurrected? That this was a new body? But he must have deleted my number anyway, plus I didn’t want to contact him. What’s important to me right now was the survival of Baek Tae-beom’s younger brother.
Once inside the hospital, I found the reception desk. I smiled at the person who greeted me kindly and spoke as courteously as possible.
“Is there a younger brother of a hunter named Baek Tae-beom in this hospital?”
“What is your relationship with the patient?”
I knew Baek Tae-beom, but I wanted to visit his younger brother. The more words I blurted out, the more the receptionist’s smile stiffened. Instinctively realizing that something was wrong, I awkwardly took a step back.
“I guess this isn’t the place. Have a good day.”
“Wait a minute.”
And suddenly, my arms were grabbed by two men who jumped out.
“Excuse me? Wait a minute…”
“You must come with me.”
“No, what did I do now? Why do I have to be dragged out in this way? Hello?”
[CH. Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun : You can’t just do that, but at least, you should know his name?]
“No, did I ask you anything about killing Baek Tae-beom or about his weaknesses? Are we going to go to the hospital doors now? Oh, let go! You’re so strong!”
[CH. Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun : You’re probably just weak.]
“That’s right! I am weak!”
I was thrown out of the hospital and rolled over. As I stroked my sore back, the two men in black suits looked down at me threateningly.
[CH. Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun : Come to think of it, didn’t I tell you?]
[CH. Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun : Your contractor has become a much more important figure than you think, so of course, it would be difficult to meet his dongsaeng easily.]
[CH. Personal/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall : Either Humanly or Constellationally, shouldn’t you have told me in advance?]
I trembled, thinking that after being resurrected after two years, I would be killed by these two men. But it was at that moment.
A car that looked awfully expensive slid in. I fell down and looked at it dumbfoundedly. The car slowly stopped in front of me, and a man got out of the driver’s seat.
A man with dark hair, golden eyes, a sharp jawline, soft, fine skin, and rough hands, wearing a black suit, and was so gorgeous that he looked overly noble from head to toe.
When those eyes met my gaze, I felt out of breath. I felt strange. Something came up from inside. And that overwhelming sensation was so clear. It felt as if I had just met him yesterday, but the man in front of me was remarkably different from the person I knew.
Baek Tae-beom walked over and held out his hand to me, who was sitting down. The hand covered with scars and calluses was larger compared to mine. The ring on his finger was also noticeable. As I was contemplating whether to grab his hand or not, Baek Tae-beom smiled softly.
At the same time I thought about whether I should just shake him off and run away, Baek Tae-beom whispered in a deep voice.
“Come on. Don’t make yourself look rude.”