Magi Craft Meister 441 13 Stronghold Enhancement Arc 13-29 Struggle “J-Jin... What are we going to do?” Her face turned pale, Saki asked with a trembling voice. “We...
Chapter 135 Being Drawn (5) Part 1
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I heard the sound of the cracked outer walls of the building crumble down. The residues of the fire here and there were swallowing things whole. I could also smell the odor of blood and burning flesh.
It was like being in the middle of a battleground. Dungeon Break was like a battlefield, and we had been under semi-wartime footing when Dungeon Shock was ongoing.
This time, however, I had to watch out for hunters instead of monsters.
Taewon Song spoke “Yoojin Han is a person.”
“Of course, he is a person. Have you just realized it just now? It’s disappointing that you had not treated him like a person up to now.”
You had been the one talking about items. Hyunjae Sung slowly walked towards me. I felt the air becoming colder on my skin as he approached me. I did not need air conditioning.
I was not scared to death, but my spine chilled, and my fingertips became numb.
The heels of his shoes stepped on a pool of blood. Hyunjae Sung met Taewon Song’s eyes when he stood about three meters away from him. He held out a gloved hand and gestured lightly.
“Give it to me.”
“I have no reason to.”
“You have no reason to hold on to it.”
“Since Yoojin Han is a civilian with F stats and has no attack skills, I need to protect him when a Dungeon Break occurs.”
Hyunjae Sung laughed softly. Intense pressure crushed me the moment I thought his smile was fierce. He had been holding back, and now I felt breathless as if I was drowning. I turned my head by instinct and closed my eyes. I could see Hyunjae Sung through Taewon Song’s gaze because I was still using my teacher’s skills.
“What are you doing?”
Hyunjae Sung shifted his gaze to me in surprise. I did not know if he was not aware of Taewon Song’s skill specifics or that I had a fear resistance skill.
“It’s a natural response when facing an S class hunter. Please turn your aura down.”
I turned my gaze to him by his call and my entire body tingled when I met his gaze. I liked his sour face. I was sorry for having called him, but now was the time for him to be a villain.
“I’m sorry, Guild leader Sung.”
My voice shook enough to fool everyone. I was scared enough that my shaky voice was not a pretense.
“I ask you to go back…”
Hyunjae Sung opened his mouth a little and smiled without saying anything. His quick wits annoyed me, but I liked him for it. He really deserved a battle foresight skill.
I knew Taewon Song would not see my face, so I smiled a little bit. Please join me since you came all the way here. He seemed to be reciprocating as a golden chain tried to slice my neck. Taewon Song’s hand grabbed its end.
“What are you doing?”
“Can’t you see it for yourself? I’m collecting what I had lost.”
“Hadn’t you heard me say to go back?”
“I felt no need to listen.”
The hand that held the chain tightened its grip when he heard that my opinion did not matter. The tautly stretched chain sparked. Ordinary people would die from electrocution, but Taewon Song’s shadow swallowed the current.
My body shook from the tension that burst up. I wanted to go home because I knew I did not belong here.
“Can you walk?”
Taewon Song asked me, and I wanted to say that it was difficult for me to walk, but I could crawl.
“You can just leave me here.”
I was not going to die if you left me here. Taewon Song’s brow frowned, but he let me go. I staggered for a bit and dropped down. His eyes looked at me with real worry as I took deep breaths. It felt like an upgraded version of giving me a disease and then medicine.
“Will you not return at this point?”
“I will once I take what’s mine.”
“Yoojin Han has already refused. I will have to act if you continue to meddle.”
“That’s not bad. It has been a long time for us.”
Hyunjae Sung looked like he was having fun, and I began to feel sorry for Taewon Song. It seemed that the fear resistance skill was also affecting my conscience. I felt it smarting and thought that it was enough.
“Leader Song, I will go with the Guild leader. I had called him in the first place.”
“No, it’s all right.”
“You don’t have to fight-“
“Please remain where you are.”
The voice that told me to stay still was heavily weighed. I knew the moment I heard it that this guy also had no intention of hearing what I had to say. No matter how earnestly I could say that I was actually friendly with Hyunjae Sung he would repeat that it was not right like a machine.
Taewon Song took out and wore something that looked like a wrist guard. It looked like an electric resistance item, and I wondered if he found a new cold resistance item too.
“I’m sorry to have you sit on the ground. Next time I will come with a chair.”
There will not be a next time. Then the chains exploded.
Each link in the chain snapped and shot at Taewon Song like projectiles. They each had strong current running in them.
Taewon Song avoided those that already came near him using the arm draped with shadows. He then took the mole corpse and threw it up.
There was a loud noise, and lightning flashed to disintegrate the corpse into ashes. The links came together to form chains again with a metallic sound. Hyunjae Sung slid amongst the fluttering ashes. Their feet almost met, and Hyunjae Sung’s gloved hand threw out sparking currents.
Taewon Song tried to snap Hyunjae Sung’s wrist without a blink in spite of the spreading light. However, Hyunjae Sung was faster to pull back. The chains attacked his already injured shoulder from the back. As soon as Taewon Song twisted his body to avoid the chains, Hyunjae Sung kicked his chest from above.