Chapter 71. Suspicious (1)
The reason why I was so sure that Kang Si-hoo would be here is that this dungeon was none other than the starting point of the novel. After being swept away by the dungeon as an ordinary person and losing his parents, he awakened and played a role in saving Lee Myung-won.
The main character, Kang Si-hoo, has to go through an ordeal after making a connection with Hansung.
I couldn’t control my facial expressions at all. Kang Si-hoo was wearing a mask and pretending to be someone else very naturally.
Is it someone else with the same name? I thought, but seeing that brown hair and big body, I couldn’t see any other way of this coincidence. No matter how much I tried to hide it, my eyes automatically fell on his presence.
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks to Avoid The End: Apollo.]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks to Avoid The End: Apollo!]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks to Avoid The End: Can you feel it?]
[CH.Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun: What do you mean?]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks to Avoid The End: The thing you said last time about Baek Tae-beom, my contractor.]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks to Avoid The End: You said you were repulsed by his existence itself.]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks to Avoid The End: What about this person? Don’t you feel that?]
[CH.Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun: Huh, no?]
[CH.Personal/The One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun: I don’t feel anything?]
[CH.Personal/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun: Why do you care about these strange things? How much does that have to do with the Fall?]
[CH.Personal/One Who Seeks to Avoid The End: Is Apollo this talkative because he’s single?]
[CH.Personal/The One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun: Hey! Why are you attacking me all of a sudden!]
Leaving the babbling Apollo behind, I stared at Kang Si-hoo. From my gaze, the man shrank further and struggled to hide his unhidden size.
It was malicious and suspicious.
Why is Kang Si-hoo out here, asking for help? Why is he acting like that, and even though he seems to have done a lot of activities based on his titles, why is he hiding it?
Where the hell did the original novel play out like that?
“What’s wrong? Hunter Choi Ga-hyun, is there something with our kid?”
“I was just wondering what this kid’s name was.”
“What was it… Kang something?”
“K-kang… Kang Cheol-su.”
“Well, that’s what it is.”
Isn’t that a commonly used name?
I’m not stupid enough to believe this situation and just as I was about to say something, Lee Myung-won interrupted me.
“Let’s prepare to enter first. You can talk afterwards. There are ordinary people inside.”
And Lee Myung-won called me along with Baek Tae-beom.
“What’s the matter, anyway?”
“That hunter over there… You stared at him like you were going to kill him.”
I refuted Lee Myung-won’s words.
“I didn’t want to kill him.”
“You glared at him. Is there any problem?”
“It’s so suspicious….”
“Kang Si… No, that hunter named Kang Cheol-su.”
Lee Myung-won contorted his face as if he had heard that a dog on the street stood on its head.
“Are you serious?”
“Do you think I’d lie?”
“What’s so suspicious about that hunter?”
Baek Tae-beom also agreed with Lee Myung-won’s words.
“I don’t know what the problem is, Hyung. Rather, that damn Kim Ki-won is more suspicious… .”
Is it because of the mask he was wearing? I thought it might be the cause.
Like the main character he is, Kang Si-hoo develops at a frightening pace. Unlike Baek Tae-beom, he has a natural talent, and no matter how desperate he was, he was a character who recovered quickly and got back up without collapsing like Baek Tae-beom. This is why Baek Tae-beom hated and loved him in <The Fall of Another World>.
So, even if Baek Tae-beom does not destroy the world, or if he is on a path that leads to the end somehow because this world is the same world in the novel, I thought that I could somehow do it with the power of Kang Si-hoo. So this time, I tried to turn the development in a different direction than before.
‘Is the development already ongoing?’
I shook my head quickly. If that was so, then there is a high probability that the cause was due to the 1st Monster Incident.
‘Isn’t it because of me?’
It made sense if Kang Si-hoo’s parents were in a dangerous situation long before that, and that made Kang Si-hoo awaken. But then, why does Kang Si-hoo, who grew up without Lee Myung-won’s help, look like that?
‘Are your parents already dead? Or are you here to save your living parents?’
I couldn’t get the hang of it. I felt so frustrated as I calculated these things one by one.
[The constellation, ‘One Who Seeks to Avoid The Fall’ is synchronized with the body.]
I glared at the window that popped up. No matter what I think, my constellation body won’t help me to think like a ‘human’ easily.
Lee Myung-won went over there to talk for a while and check the suspiciousness, and Baek Tae-beom looked at me anxiously. He went into his inventory, pulled something out, and held it out.
Without needing to look closely, it was obviously a staff. It was studded with golden amber, and the white wings that surrounded the jewel stood out. It was an expensive-looking item.
[Staff of Condemnation A]
[I can see your ending. The end will be repeated forever. But if you have the will to get through it, you will be able to get out of the yoke of fate. New skills can be acquired when used. (Cannot be duplicated)]
“What’s this? How much is this?”
“That’s a secret.”