Chapter 64. Ga-hyun Guild (4)
I remember the time when I couldn’t even find a job and struggled with only part-time work. I made a living paying my monthly rent with only a tiny bit of money.
I went straight to the sofa and hugged the cushion as I lied down, and Baek Tae-beom looked down at me with his lips pouting.
“Do you like it?”
“Then, should I live here too?”
“I’ll join the Hansung guild and live here.”
“You already have a guild.”
“I’ll just disband it.”
“You put my name on it and you’re disbanding it so easily?”
Baek Tae-beom didn’t say anything. Instead, he squinted at me. I wanted to hug him one more time, he was so cute when he was growing up and now he was trying to do everything for me. He was like an extremely docile tiger.
“Why is Hyung talking like that? It’s not like you will join anyway. I was thinking of creating a guild with you, so I worked hard to raise the guild, like you.”
“Okay, disband it.”
“Why are you saying it so casually again?”
Instead of answering him, I grabbed Baek Tae-beom’s shirt and pulled him closer. His large body, which was relaxing, staggered for a moment as he was narrowly able to put his arms on the sofa cushions, caving me. The face looking down at me with his eyes wide open was so handsome that I couldn’t help but admire it.
“You said you’d make sure I never die again.”
“…Wait, Hyung, your hand, please….”
“But do you think it’s right for me to join the ‘Ga-hyun Guild’? Who’s going to protect me while you’re gone?”
Baek Tae-beom looked down at me with his ears bright red. He pursed his lips as if he had nothing to say. His white teeth that appeared for a moment looked like an animal’s teeth. I wanted to put my finger in to feel them.
You wouldn’t like that though.
When I let go of the hem of his clothes, Baek Tae-beom staggered and got up. Then, he took two steps away from me and took a deep breath, as if he was exhaling the breath he had been holding.
[The constellation, ‘One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun’ has sponsored you 1,000 coins.]
[Coins possessed : 1,500]
[CH.Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun : Are you guys really not dating?]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall : Dating who?
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall : He couldn’t get a normal affectionate relationship when he was young, so he’s asking for attention from me, his constellation.]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall : You can tell by the look of it. Stop talking about love.]
[CH.Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun : …….]
[CH.Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun : Are you serious?]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks To Avoid The End : What?]
[The constellation ‘One Who Guides The Dead’ has sponsored you 3,000 Coins.]
[Coins possessed : 4,500]
Now, what is this.
[Ch.Personal/One Who Guides The Dead : I. Like this development. Much better.]
[CH.Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun: Seriously. Is something wrong with your eyes?]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall : Why are you reacting like this?]
Giving coins is good. But what is this nonsense all of a sudden?
With a dazed expression, Baek Tae-beom clenched his fists and said.
“…I’ll be back after talking to Lee Myung-won.”
“Wait here, Hyung.”
Baek Tae-beom then hurriedly opened the door and walked out. Left alone in the spacious dormitory, I stared at the place where he was before he left. Feeling stupid, I got up and went to the desk. There, lay a level one entry laptop.
I had nothing to move right now anyway, and I felt like I had to do something.
For one year and nine months… I had to find out what had happened in the past two years. I was sure there was a tremendous change since the Monster Incident happened way too early because of me.
[CH.Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun : Is it really important to look into that now?]
[CH.Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun : Don’t you even realize what he just said?]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall : Why are you nagging me again?]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall : I’m busy, so please be quiet.]
After turning on the laptop screen, I began reading newspaper articles that had been published in the past one by one. By excluding irrelevant content and counting only clicks and likes, I was able to quickly scan them.
Most of the time, things were going according to the ‘novel’ I knew. For example, Blue Star, the leader, and idol of the Wanderer’s guild, or the Red Apple Guild which was spreading significantly. But there was one strange thing.
“…What is the Resonance guild?”
It was the first time I’d ever heard of a guild with such a name. A guild with a name that didn’t even exist in the original. When I searched for information, only good articles came out.
<Today ‘Resonance’… Donated 3.2 billion won to the Sprouting Star Children’s Foundation>
<Resonance Guild engaged in volunteer work… Creates a harmonious sight>
<The Resonance Guild, which succeeded in attacking the dungeon, is on a roll again today>
Compared to the many bad stories that showed up when I searched the Hansung Guild, it was quite the opposite.
“Who’s the guild leader here?”
I searched around but couldn’t find out who it was. Even when I entered the Hunter-only community, there were only rumors about the Resonance guild leader and nothing more.
Then, my phone vibrated.
[Baek Tae-beom: Hyung.]
[Baek Tae-beom: Can you come down for a second?]
[Baek Tae-beom: Someone who needs to get his head bashed has come.]