Chapter 84. Revenge (2)
“There were a lot of people in the dungeon too. We tried to get out, but we couldn’t do anything because the entrance was blocked by monsters. People were killed, and the dungeon suddenly became a field of corpses.”
I thought I knew what this strange feeling was.
[The constellation ‘One Who Seeks to Avoid The Fall’ is synchronized with the body.]
“Me and my parents tried to survive, but… it was impossible. My parents were killed right in front of me, just like that. And you know what? As soon as my parents died, I awakened. My awakening was given to me as if it were compensation for my parents’ lives.”
He was obviously trying to push this down our throats.
“And there, I signed a contract with a constellation.”
I looked back up. It felt like our eyes met through the mask.
“That constellation told me. He wanted revenge too. He wanted revenge, just like me.”
At Baek Tae-beom’s words, Kang Si-hoo laughed out loud.
“That’s what my constellation said. Apparently, the first monster incident was artificially caused by someone.”
My heart thumped and sank.
“That constellation will help me with my revenge, and in return, I will help him with his revenge. And I will do as I was asked.”
I could feel my heart beating at a rapid rate. I slowly lowered my gaze to my feet. Heat rushed to my head, and I couldn’t concentrate. My ears turned deaf. My fingers grew cold.
“And with the help of that constellation, Choi Ga-hyun.”
Kang Si-hoo said, while looking straight at me.
“I found out that you were involved in it.”
“It can’t be, my Hyung d…!”
“Then, are you saying that my constellation is lying?”
Baek Tae-beom kept quiet as if he couldn’t speak. It can’t be, my Hyung died then… It looked like he wanted to spit out the words. It was not something he could just tell others. When Baek Tae-beom couldn’t say anything, Kang Si-hoo smiled and spoke to me.
“So, Choi Ga-hyun, I’m interested in you. What do you think?”
“You know why it happened, don’t you?”
Of course. Half of it happened because of me. Due to Oh Kwon-hyuk’s skills, my death, which happened during the ‘original’ monster incident, was preceded by the death of Kang Si-hoo’s parents a bit sooner than the original novel’s timing.
It wasn’t supposed to happen from the beginning. It fell completely out of place. In the first place, Kang Si-hoo came to <The Tomb of the Awakened> not because his parents were involved, but because he came to meet me.
It was complicated. My mind felt complicated.
I lowered my head increasingly as Kang Si-hoo urged me to speak.
What would happen if I told him the truth? Would he try to kill me or will he try to kill Oh Kwon-hyuk? Kang Si-hoo was no longer the ‘original’ Kang Si-hoo I knew.
Thinking rationally about it made me calm down. I should no longer treat them as if I were dealing with the original characters in the novel. Kang Si-hoo, who had a sense of justice and tried to change the world, and Baek Tae-beom, who tried to destroy the world and get rid of it all, are not here.
I looked up.
“I will talk to your constellation.”
“I think we need to have a conversation.”
After staying silent for a while, Kang Si-hoo asked seriously.
“Are you crazy?”
“But talking to my constellation? Since when did it become a convenient world where you can talk to other people’s constellations? Do you have some kind of private chat on your phone?”
Well, I do something similar.
I suddenly rose from my seat. Kang Si-hoo flinched and retreated at the momentum, while Baek Tae-beom looked at me worryingly.
“Well, I’ll be going.”
“To see your constellation.”