Chapter 56. Bodyguard (2)
As I spoke up, my words quickly faded by the end of my sentence as I saw Baek Tae-beom’s stiff expression.
“Is it? Do I? Do you really think I need it?”
“Yes? And Hyung, I have a question for you.”
Baek Tae-beom asked, smiling naturally.
“Where have you been living all these years?”
“You didn’t have a written address.”
“Were you homeless? No way…”
After that, I had to hold Baek Tae-beom’s arm for about 30 minutes, telling him that I’ve never been homeless, it was purely a misunderstanding, and that I have other abilities. Baek Tae-beom was merely half-convinced of what I said only after he saw me disappearing into the air a few times.
“So you mean I can’t go in there?”
“Yeah, pretty much.”
[CH.Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling than The Sun: Considering the momentum, I think he’s going to try to find a way to come in somehow?]
[CH.Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling than The Sun: Shouldn’t you clean up your room in advance?]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall: Are you my dad?]
[CH.Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling than The Sun: What kind of obscene nonsense!]
[CH.Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling than The Sun: I would never have a lousy child like you.]
After thinking for a moment, Baek Tae-beom answered clearly.
“Then, live with me.”
“I have an really big house. Of course, I have also prepared Hyung’s room. I didn’t know when Hyung would come back, so I washed the beddings every day and prepared Hyung’s commodities separately. All you need to do is just come with your body.”
Does Baek Tae-beom know what he’s talking about? I thought he had become evil after two years, but it turns out that he had just become more of a pushover. How can I explain this feeling in words?
“What kind of nonsense is that?”
“How could I put such a burden on you? I told you not to talk to anyone like that. No matter how pitiful I look, I have the strength to take care of myself, so don’t worry, Tae-beom-ah.”
No matter how much he grew like a tiger, he was still my cub. I was proud of him for not succumbing to the devil, not even a little bit, while I was gone. Yes, Baek Tae-beom was such a person. A person who tries to share even a little of his own, sympathizes with anyone who is sad, and tries to help in any way somehow.
I lifted myself and wrapped my arms around Baek Tae-beom’s waist, patting his back lightly. His body stiffened as if he was not used to this type of touch.
“H-hey, wait a minute, Hyung….”
“It’s amazing, really. I’m so proud of you. It feels like just yesterday when you whined every day, but you’ve really grown.”
As I moved away from his arms, I naturally stroked Baek Tae-beom’s head. His face was still red.
“Thank you for your heart, Tae-beom-ah.”
“Ah… Wait, Hyung. That’s not it. Ah, this.”
Baek Tae-beom pulled out his wallet with an embarrassed gesture and held out a card.
“Use this, Hyung.”
“A card… Why?”
“You can use it whenever you have something you want to buy. Or, do you need coins?”
“Why am I using your card?”
“Hyung doesn’t have money.”
I didn’t even have the courage to answer. When I averted my eyes, Baek Tae-beom handed the card to me.
“Accept this for now. Anyway, Hyung has to register as a hunter.”
“That way you can stay with me forever. Right now, under the current law, civilians are not allowed to enter dungeons. In the future, we must keep going to dungeons.”
“Wait a minute….”
“You promised to stay by my side, Hyung.”
Was that the kind of promise I made?
It felt like Baek Tae-beom had restrained me by seizing my weakness. No, I had to check Baek Tae-beom’s status again.
[Summary of Contractor’s Information.]
[Contractor – Dynamic Baek Tae-beom]
[Titles : The One Who Bent The Mist, Dynamic, Embracing Despair, Transcendent….
Class : S
Status : Joy
Constellation : One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall
Coins possessed: 179,300
Skills possessed : [Dark Sword Dance] [Hermit(Liberation)] [Guardian] [Madness] [King’s Blade] [Pulsing Death]
An Awakened whose skills and abilities have been freed by fulfilling certain conditions.]
Look at that lavish S-Class plainly written on his status. How could I go into dungeons with a guy like this? When I frowned, thinking it was ridiculous, Baek Tae-beom grasped my hand and exclaimed tenaciously.
“Let’s go, Hyung.”