Chapter 62. Ga-hyun Guild (2)
“Your attitude changes quickly.”
“When I’m with Baek Tae-beom-ssi, there were so many situations where I had to accept anything. Thanks to you, I’ve grown a lot of gray hairs on my head. I don’t even have a child yet…. And as I said before, Baek Tae-beom-ssi and Red Apple are also guilds. If you attack unexpectedly in public places, it will only deteriorate Baek Tae-beom’s image.”
Baek Tae-beom, who was still smiling at me, responded coldly to Lee Myung-won’s words.
“I don’t care.”
‘What is this?’
I opened my eyes wide and alternated between Lee Myung-won and Baek Tae-beom. Lee Myung-won seemed to be accustomed to Baek Tae-beom’s coldness, but Baek Tae-beom has not shown me such attitude these few days. Rather, I looked equally surprised as I looked at them in amazement. Baek Tae-beom’s a crazy guy, but that’s what makes him even more handsome.
“Have you two been fighting?”
Their answers came at the same time. But it didn’t seem convincing. I asked out of curiosity.
“Did you fight after I died?”
“Two grown men? Fighting? Are you still in the Cold War?”
“I think there’s something wrong with what you said, but… I didn’t fight back.”
“I won, Hyung.”
I closed my mouth for a moment and swept my hair up with a mixed expression. Lee Myung-won said as if he were making an excuse.
“I thought I was also responsible for Choi Ga-hyun-ssi’s death. It was the same for Oh Kwon-hyuk. So we wanted to help Baek Tae-beom-ssi, who was closest to you….”
“What do you mean help, Since I’m an S-class, you were just anxious as you wanted to recruit me before anyone else could.”
“…The Hansung Guild is the largest guild in Korea. I think I can help Baek Tae-beom-ssi enough, and after consulting with the guild leader—”
“That’s bullshit, you were trying to beat me with force.”
“I didn’t lose.”
“Then what would you call ‘getting beaten’?”
“I just wanted Baek Tae-beom-ssi to come to his senses.”
“So you conspired with the old man and rushed to kill me?”
“Don’t talk about the guild leader like that.”
“You’re going to point out my tone now? Is it because Hyung is here now?”
Baek Tae-beom growled like a ferocious tiger. I, sitting next to him, felt like I was about to collapse from his aura. But Lee Myung-won, who received it, looked indifferent. Rather, he wore the same face as usual.
“So, Choi Ga-hyun-ssi.”
“Please join our guild.”
Lee Myung-won turned on the tablet PC next to him and showed us the screen. It was the article that I’d read earlier, in which our photos came out as big as possible.
“We are persisting to attempt to bring down the articles, but the aftermath will not subside. Rather, because he was with Baek Tae-beom, public opinion would be even more intense. Choi Ga-hyun, the first hunter with an unmeasurable class in history.”
“I don’t know much about Choi Ga-hyun-ssi. All I know is what you were like two years ago. I don’t know how you were able to be resurrected after you died, or what your true identity is. That’s why I think Choi Ga-hyun-ssi should join our guild even more, in order to protect you.”
“To protect me?”
“The fact that you are already seen as someone who is with Baek Tae-beom along with the rumors of your unusual grading, do you think other guilds or illegal hunters will not try to target Choi Ga-hyun-ssi? There’s only one thing our guild wants from Choi Ga-hyun-ssi. And that’s to be on our side of the fence. So don’t worry about anything, and we will support you with everything.”
It was a tempting offer to hear. He basically said, I’ll help you even if you do nothing, you just have to join us. If it was the Hansung Guild, they would provide all basic food, clothing, and shelter, so I didn’t have to rely on Baek Tae-beom.
“What do you think, Beom-ah?”
“It’s not bad… But, I’m not part of the Hansung guild, Hyung.”
I looked up at Baek Tae-beom with a bewildered expression. Of course, I came here just as you had been waiting so I thought that you were in the same guild as Lee Myung-won, but you aren’t? So, does that mean that Lee Myung-won has been taking care of Baek Tae-beom, even though he’s not in the same guild?
If so, then which guild does Baek Tae-beom belong to?
“Are you independent?”
“It’s not that….”
Baek Tae-beom looked a little shy.
“I am the guild master. Does Hyung want to join me too?”
Suddenly, I felt a bit uneasy.
“How many guild members are there?”
“One, including me.”
A one-person guild where you are the only guild member and the guild master yourself. It was rare, but not unattainable. However, it was obvious that there must be a reason why Baek Tae-beom did such a thing.
My voice trembled terribly.
“The guild’s name… is?”
Baek Tae-beom replied slowly. Ga-hyun Guild. In the chat window, I could see Apollo and Anubis laughing excitedly. I see. Ga-hyun guild. It’s my name. Mm, it’s your Hyung’s name. I see.
When I came back to my senses, I was holding Baek Tae-beom by the collar and shaking him, and Lee Myung-won was sipping coffee with lots of water as if he knew this would happen.