Chapter 76. Tomb of the Awakened (4)
Ignoring Kim Ki-won’s words, I opened the drawer cabinet. As soon as I opened the first, second, and third drawers, I could see something sparkling.
Kang Si-hoo, who was watching me beside me, widened his eyes.
“Key is a key.”
“Half of it is gone.”
It was a big key that’s broken in half.
“Maybe the other half is on the other way. Let’s go back and join the others.”
Kim Ki-won belatedly rose from the dusty bed and snooped. I roughly answered him and tried to leave through the door after placing the key in the inventory.
“It’s almost time. Shall we go back?”
“Hey, hunter Choi Ga-hyun.”
“Why do you keep calling me?”
“Do you think I look easy?”
What’s this again?
When I frowned reflexively, Kim Ki-won stamped his feet with a more intense expression. Such threatening behavior only furrowed my eyebrows. For nearly two hours, Kim Ki-won was acting as if he didn’t like everything about me. Like a man who was determined to pick a fight.
“I asked you if I looked easy.”
“Then, why are you ignoring me?”
I responded as calmly as possible.
“I never ignored you. Didn’t you ignore me?”
“Me? I did?”
Kim Ki-won exhaled and kicked over the table next to him. When there was a loud bang, Kang Si-hoo crouched down and hid behind me.
“Damn it, Kang Cheol-su! Won’t you come behind me?”
“But whatever, I didn’t like the way this damn young guy was telling me what to do. I should take this opportunity to fix your habit.”
Revealing this intention, Kim Ki-won spat out abusive language.
“You think you’re something just because you’re next to Baek Tae-beom, right? You thought you were so good because you don’t have anything to grade, and now you’re giving orders to adults?”
“What’s with the ‘ssi’, you bastard? Now you’re starting to use honorifics?”
Kim Ki-won tapped my forehead with his finger as he muttered. I could feel Kang Si-hoo at a loss at what to do through the mask.
Something was strange. No matter how stupid you are, to do this in the middle of a dungeon…
[Skill: Eye of the Dead]
[You used a skill. Skill: Eye of the Dead]
[Activating Eye of the Dead. The blessing of the constellation is transmitted.]
[Kim Ki-won in Waiting]
Contracted Constellation: None
Coins possessed: Unable to Verify.
Skills possessed: [Iron Wall] [Tenacious]
An Awakened with no contracted constellation. Their state is in a status abnormality. Recovery is required.]
An abnormality? But you haven’t been attacked?
Things were going much worse than I thought.
“Yeah, call me sunbae-nim. If you don’t want to be squeezed and explode.”
[The constellation, ‘One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun’ slowly rises its body.]
[The constellation, ‘One Who Guides The Dead’ stares at him with golden eyes.]
I asked as calmly as possible.
“Do you want to be treated like a sunbae? What’s the point in all of that?”
“Look at this guy. Are you just going to keep it up like this until the very end? No way. You should taste my fist first. That’s how you come to your senses, right?”
Kim Ki-won said confidently.
“There is no Baek Tae-beom here, and you are alone. Are you going to protect yourself with that kind of staff?”
I’m sorry, but I’ve never thought of trying to protect myself with such a bizarre staff. The moment I kept my mouth shut, not knowing how to respond to his words, Kim Ki-won, who was clenching his fists with trembling cheeks, swung his arm towards me.
It was such a sudden action that I couldn’t react in time. By the time I felt the punch on my cheek hurt, I rolled over and fell to the floor.
‘I am now….’
I blinked, rubbing my aching cheeks. Kim Ki-won was looking down at me with a smug look.
‘…getting slapped around?’
After watching Kim Ki-won spit, I calmly called Baek Tae-beom.
[The constellation, ‘One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall’ shouts at Baek Tae-beom to save him.]
[The constellation, ‘One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall’ shouts to Baek Tae-beom that he is dying.]
Was it no good?
I looked up at him with a smile of astonishment.
[The constellation, ‘One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall’ leans on Baek Tae-beom and weeps.]