Chapter 74. Tomb of the Awakened (2)
I’m sorry, but I know it well. The fact that I’m doing something stupid right now.
[CH.#990O3/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun]: Are you crazy? Are you going to go off by yourself?
[CH.#990O3/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall]: That guy is too suspicious.
[CH.#990O3/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall]: If you think I’m going to fall down, you know that you have to help me out of loyalty, right? Yes?
[CH.#990O3/One who leads the dead]: Only in this case. Loyalty. You are really shameless. Unfortunately. It’s so like you.
[CH.#990O3/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall]: Be quiet.
I gently stroked Baek Tae-beom’s hair. His locks gently slipped out between my fingers. And he looked straight at me with disbelief. Then, as if what was happening was true before them, the man exhaled slowly right away.
“Just now, Hunter Baek Tae-beom….”
“Like treating a child, oh my….”
Jeon Pil-soo and Kim Ki-won whispered as they lightly averted their eyes away from us.
“I’ll call you if I need your help. You heard me, right?”
“Promise me, unn?”
“Promise. For real this time.”
Baek Tae-beom licked his lips. Then, he caught my pinky finger and let it go. Those around us were even more shocked by the action. Even Kang Si-hoo was hiding behind the two hunters glanced over, and Lee Myung-won’s expression wasn’t very good either.
‘Is Baek Tae-beom’s reputation this bad?’
I suppose it was bad just from seeing the comments on the articles I checked occasionally. The reaction of the people around us was like seeing a tamer, who tamed an untamable beast.
‘He has a really good heart.’
For no reason, I stroked Baek Tae-beom’s hair once more, and then glanced at Kim Ki-won and Kang Si-hoo.
“Let’s go. We’ll go right.”
“Then, we’ll go to the left. We’ll see you here again in two hours.”
“Be careful, Hyung.”
I pulled the hem of Kang Si-hoo’s clothes, who kept trying to hide behind Kim Ki-won. Then the man tried to fall with a strange sound and caught the sleeve of Kim Ki-won.
I don’t know what was beyond the mask, but on the outside, I felt perplexed. I looked up at him and said.
“Why do you keep hiding behind Kim Ki-won?”
Kim Ki-won spoke on behalf of Kang Si-hoo, who couldn’t speak properly.
“This guy is a little less extroverted. Choi Ga-hyun-ssi, as an ungradable hunter, can you please understand?”
“It’s not like that, what are you going to do if a monster suddenly pops out of nowhere?”
No, it’s not about you, this mansion was a dungeon where monsters unexpectedly appeared. This was because those humanoid monsters, the so-called ‘fanatics’, always pop out suddenly and scare hunters.
Kim Ki-won stroked his chin nervously at my words. Then, he pushed Kang Si-hoo away, who was trying to stick to him.
“You, don’t stay next to me.”
“Ah, ha, but….”
“You can stay by me, Kang… Cheol-su-ssi.”
I said, while raising my staff.
“I’ll protect you.”
Of course, Kang Si-hoo was much stronger than me.
Kang Si-hoo looked down at me quietly, and then slowly took a step closer. He gently leaned towards me.
“T-then… I’ll be by your side, Ga-hyun-ssi.”
[The constellation, ‘One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun’ squints his eyes.]
[CH.#990O3/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun]: Look at this guy?