Chapter 8. Little Purgatory (2)
“The reward is 15,000 coins?”
“Isn’t this a total steal?!”
While watching my favorite Yoo Jin-woo and Kim Yong-tae, I had a complicated heart. Usually, the higher the difficulty, the greater the reward. Which also means you’re more likely to die.
Baek Tae-beom also didn’t have a good expression on his face after he had understood what was going on.
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The building was around 4 stories high, however everything changed the moment we came in. The ceiling rose without knowing the heights of the sky, and a circular staircase ran endlessly from the floor to the ceiling. At the same time, something like a red fog began to slowly form from the ground.
After briefly looking at each other, we started running towards the stairs without anyone being first.
I didn’t know the contents of this dungeon. That was because the dungeon was only briefly mentioned when Baek Tae-beom recalls it but ends just as quickly. Still, I could tell that something was unusual.
That is because, every time I climbed the stairs, I saw corpses in my sight.
Perhaps the reason the time remained indefinite was because there were people who had entered the dungeon ahead of us.
“Damn, they’re getting in my way…!”
Yoo Jin-woo nervously climbed the stairs, kicking a dehydrated body among several corpses. The red mist was slowly rising from the bottom, but it wasn’t that fast, so we didn’t have to rush. Every time Baek Tae-beom looked at a corpse, his face became noticeably pale.
He had a sword in his hand, the same sword, that I had bought in a hurry from the shop the other day and gave to him.
[Sword of the Lowly E]
[It may be a bit chipped, but its shape is of a proper sword. New skills may be acquired when used. (Cannot use duplicates)]
As I glanced at the sword, Baek Tae-beom looked at me and said.
“In the elevator… It suddenly appeared from the air.”
“Yes. So, a constellation said they were sponsoring me all of a sudden… Thanks to the appearance of this sword, I was able to save Ga-hyun-ssi.”
“Do you think you can use it?”
“I don’t know, but I think so.”
Baek Tae-beom nodded.
Well, I knew his future. In the future, Baek Tae-beom was an Awakened who mainly used the sword. So, I seemed to have bought the sword instinctively without realizing it. Of course, I thought that Baek Tae-beom would use a sword.
“I have to say that something just suddenly appeared out of nowhere… It’s kind of funny to say something like this.”
“It’s not funny at all. However, I feel reassured that Tae-beom-ssi is by my side.”
I kept my mouth shut and continued climbing the staircase. My first reason for being so kind to a guy who might destroy the world was because he had an ulterior motive of somehow increasing my survival rate. And the second reason was that Baek Tae-beom had already signed a contract with me.
I didn’t know how to unilaterally terminate the contract, and I even questioned whether it was possible to terminate it in the first place. Above all, I could not act hastily because I do not know how Baek Tae-beom would act if the contract is terminated.
“Thank you. Well, I don’t really know what a Constellation is… But anyway, I feel at ease because they seem to be trying to help me, just like Ga-hyun-ssi.”
You are already giving your heart to your Constellation like this, but what would you think if they were to suddenly terminate the contract?
“But why are you talking about me?”
“I don’t know how you suddenly appeared out of nowhere, but you’re here to help me, aren’t you?”
“…Ah, that’s right.”
Baek Tae-beom smiled brightly and came a little closer to me. Would it be an illusion to say that if for a moment, those beautifully glimmering golden eyes looked like those of a predator?
“Is it like Ga-hyun-ssi’s skill?”
“It’s something… similar to that.”
“I’m glad you’re here to help me, but I don’t think these people are bad people. Please be kind.”
I really want to say that you are having some misunderstandings. Those people aren’t good people by any means. Aside from their ugly faces, their skill name is even ‘Insidious Scheme’.
[Your contractor expresses his affection towards you.]
Don’t show your affection!
“What are you two muttering about?”
“We were talking about how far we had to go to reach the end of the stairs.”
“Huu… I know. Why does it feel like there’s no end to these staircases?”
Kim Yong-tae wondered as he sweated. The ceiling was blocked, and the stairs were endless. We were at least half the way up, but we still had a long way to go.
And then I had a strange feeling and stopped.
“Wait a minute….”
“Isn’t something weird?”
I looked down at the corpse beneath my feet. The corpse, which looked like it had dried up and died while climbing the stairs, was lying on the floor.
And I’ve seen this corpse before.
Isn’t this the body that Yoo Jin-woo kicked?
Not only me, but the complexions of the other three also turned pale. In particular, Yoo Jin-woo, who kicked the body, freaked out. He kicked the body thoroughly and made it fall down the stairs.
I’m definitely sure it was….
A corpse that suddenly appeared in the air fell behind Yoo Jin-woo. After he was startled, Yoo Jin-woo grabbed the railings of the staircase and jumped. Baek Tae-beom sighed and took a step back.
“Don’t tell me, it goes on forever…?”
Kim Yong-tae muttered in a bleak voice. No one questioned this.
“Wait a minute, then what about the fog that keeps rising from below?”
Everyone turned their heads at my words, pointing over the railing. The red mist was rising up at a faster pace than before, slowly eroding the stairs.
This chapter has not been translated by NovelUtopia, we have picked up the novel from chapter 84