Chapter 53. Avoid (1)
I accidentally raised a tiger because I thought it was a dog. But was there any moving tale where the beast returned the favor? I knew why there was no such thing. It must be because the tiger ate up its owner as soon as it grew up.
It feels like just yesterday that Baek Tae-beom was like a cute puppy, but now my life was threatened. Baek Tae-beom put me in the passenger seat and didn’t say anything while driving, but I felt the unspoken pressure.
How did you know I was alive? How did you find me? What is this car and where are we going? My thoughts flowed endlessly. Finally, we arrived at a large department store.
A department store?
Baek Tae-beom, who got off first, opened the car door as I sat with a baffled face. He guilelessly reached out his hand and led me by holding mine.
Baek Tae-beom looked up and down at my outfit and smiled quite affectionately.
“You have to match my clothes first.”
The department store we came into was not at all in decent shape. As if someone had been fighting here, there were bloodstains all over the floor, and one side of the escalator was smashed. Come to think of it, wasn’t this the place where Baek Tae-beom fought earlier in a department store? Was it?
[CH.Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun : Don’t gawk like a pig being taken to the slaughterhouse.]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall: Who has a pig-like face now?]
[CH.Personal/One Who Leads The Dead : Inevitable. If not. Enjoy. This.]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall : What are you enjoying in the first place?]
“That… It looks like someone fought here.”
Baek Tae-beom said regrettably. Yeah. There is no way Baek Tae-beom would fight in a battle in the middle of a place like this. I nodded as he told me to get into the elevator. The firm grip of the hand holding mine felt unbelievably tight.
“Hyung, I’m sorry I made you see something like that.”
“No, it’s alright….”
“Well, we’re here.”
It was then that I realized this department store wasn’t just an ordinary store.
In <The Fall of Another World>, there were department stores with special floors. And this was one of them. Here, you can sell loot from monsters or buy them. And on the other hand, sell exclusive items for hunters. There was also a separate auction house on the rooftop. Even without having to check, I could notice most of the items on display were like that.
As soon as we got off the elevator, two managers dressed in suits followed. Baek Tae-beom walked casually and said indifferently.
“From here to there, only items of B-grade and higher.
“I understand. Please come this way.”
The store manager seemed to take the lead and showed us to a luxurious-looking room with curtains. I couldn’t help but break out in a cold sweat at this point. My pupils shook wildly, not knowing where to put my gaze.
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall: This isn’t actually a slaughterhouse, is it?
[The constellation, ‘One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun’ is lying down and looking around as if things were interesting.]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall: I’m not joking? Now, all of a sudden, Baek Tae-beom will jump up and hit me on the neck, right?]
[CH.Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun : Why would that guy hit your neck?]
[CH.Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun : It would be a different story if he gave you a kiss on the neck instead.]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall : You still want to keep telling strange love stories? Are you crazy?]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall : Every time you do that, the chances of the country being ruined increases.]
[CH.Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun : That’s damn nonsense!]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall : It looks like a huge wooden horse is going to be the one to invade our country.]
Meanwhile, the staff were calmly stacking items in front of us. I checked the information on one of them and closed my eyes.
[Abundant Morning Jacket A]
[For mornings of the grand, this will take care of you. Your defense and evasion ability is increased.]
Obviously, as I remember, the price of a C-grade item should be several thousand, B-grade above it, and the general price of A-grade should be around 100 million. S-grades speak for themselves. Low-grade hunters aren’t working hard in dungeons for no reason. It’s because the idea is to at least be able to get good equipment with coins. Because, of course, there’s no way the people that just became hunters would have a few thousand or a hundred million.
But what was this situation?
Hundreds of millions worth of such items were piled up in front of me one after another.
“…What are you doing now?”
“What I am doing.”
Baek Tae-beom blinked casually and brought one of the clothes and hung it in front of me.
“It’s a bit too big. Hyung needs to eat more. You don’t have much fat.”
“No, what are you doing….”
“I’m trying to help hyung avoid ever dying again.”