Chapter 81. Tomb of the Awakened (9)
His sword pierced the body of the phoenix. When I saw the writhing giant bird, I came to my senses and shouted urgently.
“You have to aim for the heart!”
It would be useless if you didn’t aim for its heart accurately. It was a creature that continued to resurrect even after it’s been killed over and over. Baek Tae-beom, who paused for a moment at my words, pulled out the sword he had penetrated with. An arrow shot by Lee Myung-won dug into the spot.
Initially, the boss’s heart was aimed at using a false attack with many people, but now there were no such people. We were in a situation where we had to suppress it purely and forcefully.
“Where is the heart?”
Kang Si-hoo looked down at me and said without even the slightest trembling.
When asked if I knew the location, of course, I answered with a contorted expression.
“On the left wing.”
I felt the urge to smash that mask.
Upon hearing that, Kang Si-hoo ran out. He cut the wings of the bird, which was struggling and trying to emit flames again. He was about the same speed as Baek Tae-beom, and even cut down the flames as if it was nothing.
‘He can’t be any less than an A-class hunter.’
However, his blade narrowly missed its heart. The phoenix stepped backward towards the wall. Baek Tae-beom growled.
“Get out of here, I’ll catch this one.”
“Get a grip.”
Baek Tae-beom’s eyebrows rose at Kang Si-hoo’s informal speech. Despite making an expression of surprise, Kang Si-hoo calmly looked at the phoenix with a masked face.
“I know you’re trying to look good, but you’re like a wild beast trying to wear a leash for a small dog.”
“I’m not saying that you don’t look cool doing so, rather….”
Kang Si-hoo turned his head and slowly looked over Baek Tae-beom.
“You look childish and stupid.”
“What did you just say?”
Baek Tae-beom’s blade reached the tip of Kang Si-hoo’s neck, but Kang Si-hoo said with a smiling voice, without even moving.
“I said you look stupid.”
But the atmosphere, which seemed to be clashing at any moment, disappeared as the flames soared. In the meantime, I rushed into the shop page.
[Don’t Mind The Heat! Flame Resistance Potion E]
[If you drink this potion, you will be free even in the heat! Feel free to walk through the flames! (Duration 10 seconds)
Price: 4,000 coins
Would you like to purchase this item?
( Yes / No)]
[You purchased Don’t Mind The Heat! Flame Resistance Potion E.]
[Remaining coins: 600]
[You sponsored the item to your contractor.]
As soon as I gestured over the transparent window, a small potion fell into Baek Tae-beom’s hand. He stared at the little potion in his hand absurdly, looked back at me, and then looked back at the phoenix again, and smirked.
“Look who the idiot is.”
And Baek Tae-beom, who drank the potion at once, rushed straight toward the phoenix. The startled phoenix blew out flames. However, irrespective of the flames, he pierced his sharp sword into the bird. Precisely cutting off the left wing and stabbing the heart hidden inside.
And then resounded an ear-splitting cry.
I collapsed, covering my ears in a hurry. I was dizzy from the cry that rang out with the goal of a direct hit. It was the sound of the original soul that had been revived dozens of times.
[Congratulations on clearing the dungeon! Rewards have been distributed.]
[A new title will be given by clearing <Tomb of the Awakened>.]
After the phoenix disappeared, what we saw was a roulette wheel that filled the ceiling.
Lee Myung-won muttered ridiculously.
This roulette gives a random reward to one of the characters in the dungeon, and in the original story, Kang Si-hoo received the reward. The reward was a skill that can summon the phoenix for a certain period of time.
Like in the novel, Kang Si-hoo was here, so I was not worried about the reward going to a distant place. Thinking so, I was startled to see Baek Tae-beom getting up, striding towards Kang Si-hoo, and grabbing him by the collar.
“Who are you?”
And a low, cracked voice.
“Why did you do something stupid to get your hyung’s attention?”
“Furthermore, it is you who encouraged Kim Ki-won. There were clear traces of someone using a skill to intensify Madness. You can’t deny it, can you?”
“Did you notice?”
“There’s no way I wouldn’t have recognized it unless my eyes were damaged.”
My eyes widened and I shut my mouth for a moment.
‘What do you mean?’
So, Kang Si-hoo didn’t pretend to be friendly with Baek Tae-beom through me, but set his target as me from the beginning?
“It was certainly strange. No matter how stupid Hunter Kim Ki-won was, he wasn’t that bad.”
Even Lee Myung-won nodded, and I seemed to be the only one who was dumbfounded.
“Am I the only one who didn’t know?”
“Did you not know?”
“I didn’t know?”
“I thought you knew, but….”
Baek Tae-beom shook Kang Si-hoo’s collar hard. Kang Si-hoo, who hit the wall, flinched and slowly looked toward me.
At that moment, the roulette wheel was spinning just in time. A loud and bizarre sound came from the ceiling.
<Who is the reward for? Round and round roulette!>
Just when I thought that our eyes met through the mask, a strange message appeared in front of my eyes.
[A certain power is drawn to you.]
“I’m interested in Choi Ga-hyun.”
<You win! Congratulations!>
[A new skill has been acquired.]
[Skill: Link of Flame]
[Connects the individual and me with flames. When the link is formed, my life energy can be transferred to the individual.]
Why is this coming to me?
What about the phoenix? Where’s the phoenix skill?