Chapter 77. Tomb of the Awakened (5)
[Your contractor feels enraged.]
There is a saying about the strong and the weak. It means being weak to the eyes of the strong and being strong in the eyes of the weak, but unfortunately, I was witnessing it with my own two eyes. Where did Kim Ki-won, who was spitting on me and acting all arrogant, go? Was this the sound of a human having their bones broken?
[Your contractor seems to want to kill Kim Ki-won.]
Don’t kill him, just hold it in.
A constellation that calls their contractor in times of crisis. It couldn’t be helped since I was a pretty weak guy. I’m just a small boy, and a stronger person than me was restless to protect me. Wouldn’t it be strange not to use it?
Lee Myung-won grabbed my chin to examine my face.
“Does it hurt a lot?”
“It hurts a lot less than from when I was stabbed, but….”
Kim Ki-won’s scream grew louder as I blurted out the end of my words. Lee Myung-won sighed.
“I didn’t want to let you go because I thought this would happen.”
“You knew it would be like this?”
“Yes. I originally had some friction with hunter Kim Ki-won. But I knew Choi Ga-hyun-ssi would also have some ideas. Why did you get hit on purpose?”
Because it’s going to hurt more being hit by Baek Tae-beom than by me. However, Lee Myung-won’s eyes narrowed as I swallowed such words, inverting my eyes. As if he knew what I was going to say, he glared at me with a piercing gaze. I spoke.
“I don’t think we’ll be able to account for it as self-defense.”
“Did you worry about that while being beaten?”
“Well, I didn’t even get hit much, did I? Since you came running like this.”
“When Baek Tae-beom-ssi suddenly ran out, I thought he finally went crazy… No, I thought I was going crazy.”
Crazy or not, didn’t it still happen?
“Do you two have any other means of contacting each other? Without a walkie-talkie? If there is such a thing, please tell me sooner….”
“…Just stay still.”
Then, Lee Myung-won pulled out a potion from his inventory. I closed my eyes as I felt Lee Myung-won rubbing the potion on my face. In the distance, the sound of Baek Tae-beom beating Kim Ki-won with his sword just felt like background noise.
Jeon Pil-su was the only one who stood restless and at a loss.
“Aren’t you going to stop him?!”
“Why would we?”
“Right now, your hunter is beating our hunter!”
“This victim is over here. We’re just getting some revenge, don’t you think?”
It is a different response, very unlike Lee Myung-won. The thought struck me in the chest while Jeon Pil-su became frustrated.
“Just because he got hit in the face a few times…!”
“Think carefully, Jeon Pil-su-ssi.”
Lee Myung-won said in a blunt voice.
“The victim is an ungradable hunter. Kim Ki-won, a B-class hunter, didn’t move his hand because he was afraid of getting hurt. This is an obvious fact. Is that correct?”
“On top of that, an S-class hunter threatened Kim Ki-won. It is a little unreasonable, but… what do you want me to do?”
“I beg your pardon?”
“If you’re so upset, our numbers are the same, so I think it would be okay to fight. If we just crush your mouth, you wouldn’t be able to say anything more even if you’re dissatisfied. I really like that kind of thing. It’s less annoying. That’s just what an armed solution is, isn’t it? You can just hit people without having to worry about every little thing.”
So, what you’re saying right now is that if they’re dissatisfied, we’re going to have a face-to-face fight?
I opened my mouth wide. I knew that Lee Myung-won was this kind of person in the first place. Then, I chatted because I was worried about Apollo, who had not said anything.
[CH.#990O3/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall] : Apollo?
[CH.#990O3/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun] : Yes.
[CH.#990O3/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall] : I have a question.
[CH.#990O3/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall] : When a constellation is angry, does the contractor also get angry?
[CH.#990O3/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall] : So, in a way, they are interconnected.
[CH.#990O3/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun] : Why don’t you just ask me if I’m mad?
[CH.#990O3/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall] : What did you make Lee Myung-won-ssi do?
[CH.#990O3/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun] : Why did you just get hit?
[CH.#990O3/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall] : Is that why you’re angry?
[CH.#990O3/The One Who Guides The Dead]: I’m mad.
[CH.#990O3/One Who Guides The Dead]: Now. Pissed off. All this bullshit.
[CH.#990O3/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun] : Be quiet!
I could feel the swelling on my face slowly subside with the recovery potion.
[CH.#990O3/One Who Seeks To Avoid The Fall] : Are you being shy right now?
[CH.#990O3/One Who Is More Dazzling Than The Sun] : I said be quiet!
Lee Myung-won, who applied the potion, frowned.
“My constellation… Ah, no.”
Lee Myung-won sighed loudly and called out to Kang Si-hoo, who was only standing awkwardly next to him.
“Yes, yes? Me?”