At this moment, the world slowed down like it was in slow motion. The cabbage kimchi that left my hand rotated three times in the air. The place it was headed for was Kim Seongtae’s cheek right in front of me.
His grey suit jacket and shirt were covered with kimchi. It collapsed with a thud after hitting his head. Then I approached him with a sense of excitement. Kim Seongtae tried to grab me but I slapped him with the other cabbage kimchi I was secretly holding in my other hand.
“Ack! Ack! Stop! You crazy old man!!”
“You are still here!”
I kept slapping him with the kimchi for a long time until my anger was relieved. I felt like I was in a trance for around five minutes. Once I woke up, Kim Seongtae’s face was covered in kimchi while my daughter-in-law was so surprised that she had covered her mouth with her hands.
Kim Seongtae trembled as his entire body was covered in kimchi. “E-Eek! I won’t let this go!”
“You bastard, do you want to be beaten again?”
“Kuock!” He stared at me before going straight out of the house.
I spoke to my daughter-in-law who was standing absentmindedly, “Child.”
“Sprinkle salt in front of the house.”
* * *
[Welcome to Arkstar.]
[Your iris is being scanned.]
[Looking for your ID...]
I was disgusted as I connected to Arkstar. That unpleasant moment popped into my mind and I started swearing again. “That six year old bastard.”
If I met him again then I wouldn’t leave him alone. Who did he think he was to threaten me? Still, money was a concern. I could always borrow money but I didn’t want to bother anyone if possible. My daughter-in-law had looked anxious. Well, I would think about it slowly. I asked her to keep it a secret for now. Since I firmly told her that I would take care of it, this matter wouldn’t enter Kanghyun’s ears.
However, it seemed that she made the kimchi with much difficulty so I was a bit sorry I damaged two of them. I would have to apologize later.
My vision blurred and then the world brightened. I could hear the familiar snowstorm. I opened my eyes to the sound of a scream and appeared in the space where I had been cooking. By the way...
“Where are they?”
Looking around, all I saw were rocks and walls. I called out to Solar and lit a fire. Then Prometheus’ messages arrived.
[The first apostle, ‘Prometheus,’ is saying he doesn’t feel the energy of the constellations.]
“You don’t feel it...?”
There was the previous matter with the lawyer and now this surprise. I told them I was coming back soon...
[The first apostle, ‘Prometheus,’ says he can faintly feel the energy of the constellations inside.]
“If you say inside then it is over there...?”
I stepped toward the area he was indicating. I had been in the light for such a long time that the darkness gave off a sense of welcome. Maybe the light and darkness were related to each other. I reached the end and faced a huge crossroads.
“Hrmm. Where should I go...?”
[The first apostle, ‘Prometheus,’ is telling you that he feels the energy from the left.]
“Really? Can I believe you?”
[The first apostle, ‘Prometheus,’ is asking haven’t you experienced it more than once or twice?]
“Indeed, that’s true. Keke.” I had often forgotten it recently. What had I called him the first time I met him? “You are a guide.”
[The first apostle, ‘Prometheus,’ hates the nickname.]
“Why? I like it...”
[The first apostle, ‘Prometheus,’ is flicking a booger at you.]
“Well, it can’t be helped even if you don’t like it. I’m satisfied with it. It gives off a friendly feeling.”
[The first apostle, ‘Prometheus,’ is looking at you.]
Thus, I walked along with Prometheus for a long time. I didn’t know how long it had been since it was just the two of us, walking together like this. Recently, we had met Raitra, Romelana, and then Camille. Now I felt that I had met many constellations in a short period of time. To be exact, there were four constellations including Remus...
I was briefly lost in thought as I recalled the cradle of the stars that Remus had headed to. I shook my head and brushed off my thoughts. Then I asked Prometheus something I had been wondering for a long time. I asked an extremely private question, “Do you still like Camille?”
[The first apostle, ‘Prometheus,’ is embarrassed by your words.]
“Hrmm, based on your embarrassment, you still like her. Aren’t you surprisingly pure?”
[The first apostle, ‘Prometheus,’ has a red face.]
[The first apostle, ‘Prometheus,’ says it is natural.]
“Hoh...?” I thought he would pretend not to know to the very end but he was surprisingly manly. I hadn’t expected him to admit it so openly. Indeed, he shared his memories with me so it would be strange to keep this secret. “What’s so good about her?”
Prometheus’ memories were shared with me but I didn’t share his feelings. I asked him why he liked Camille but Prometheus didn’t easily fall for it.
[The first apostle, ‘Prometheus,’ is saying there are countless reasons.]
“Che. You talk in a roundabout manner...”
I didn’t know how Camille could like this fool who kept flicking his booger. At this time, a slight trembling sound came from somewhere. It sounded familiar to me. It was the sound of Camille’s fireflies flying through the sky. From somewhere hidden, fireflies appeared at the wall on the right. I touched the fireflies and sparks popped over my head. At the same time, messages started pouring out like bombs.
[The fist star, ‘Raitra,’ says it is serious!]
[The firefly star, ‘Camille,’ is slapping ‘Prometheus’ on the cheek and asking where he has been.]
[The first apostle, ‘Prometheus,’ is touching his cheek and saying he is sorry.]
[The fist star, ‘Raitra,’ says it isn’t the time for a love fight.]
Damn, it was another love fight. I thought I was going to die from blindness. I saw the two people bickering and suddenly wanted to see my wife. Perhaps if she was alive then we would’ve been like the two of them now. We fought a lot but we reconciled quickly. Fight while having feelings.
I ignored the two of them and spoke to Raitra, “Raitra, explain what is going on. Do it as simply as possible.”
In fact, I could ask the constellation to do ‘Memory Transfer’ but it consumed a considerable amount of star spirit. I didn’t know what was happening now so it wasn’t good to waste star spirit.
[The fist star, ‘Raitra,’ says there were frost orcs.]
“What...? Weren’t they only in the south?”
Come to think of it, I didn’t know how far they had expanded their territory. As far as I knew, this place was originally an area where dark and light coexisted. No, wasn’t it a place where light now reigned supreme?
[The fist star, ‘Raitra,’ says they were in the cave.]
“Eh?” I was a bit flustered by the sudden words. This made me scream at the two people who were still fighting through indirect messages, “Both of you, shut up!”
[The first apostle, ‘Prometheus,’ is coughing.]
[The firefly star, ‘Camille,’ is turning her head away with a sour expression.]
Now it was a bit quiet. I looked up at the organized sky and asked again, “Are you sure they were frost orcs?”
[The fist star, ‘Raitra,’ says yes.]
[The firefly star, ‘Camille,’ says she saw it herself.]
“Hrmm.” It was almost certain if Camille said it herself. It was a bit dangerous if they were real frost orcs. They were known as the most warlike orcs in the North Pole but they were unstoppable when it came to eating. I remembered 500 years ago. “I have to hurry.”
I was impatient and quickly stepped forward. Then I asked another question, “What happened? Wouldn’t it be easy for Gyeonso Dragon to handle them?”
[The fist star, ‘Raitra,’ says they fired something like poisonous needles.]
[The firefly star, ‘Camille,’ says after being hit by the poisonous needles, they stiffened and were beaten.]
[The fist star, ‘Raitra,’ says to be careful of the poisonous needles.]
In Prometheus’ memories, the frost orcs didn’t have such a thing. However, that was already 500 years ago. It wasn’t strange that their civilization had evolved.
[The first apostle, ‘Prometheus,’ is pointing to the right.]
[The first apostle, ‘Prometheus,’ is pointing to the front.]
[The first apostle, ‘Prometheus,’ is pointing to the left.]
I steadily followed the navigation path he pointed out. I passed through a dark corridor and a wide, large space appeared.
[You have entered the Tomb of Orc King, Mudur.]
Were they real frost orcs? Wait, Mudur...?
I looked at the message in the sky and couldn’t help laughing. The place where I was standing was wide enough for five people to pass side by side. Below, the village of the frost orcs was barely visible.
“Then Mudur’s tomb that Gorba mentioned is here?” I felt like I had been hit with a hammer. “I was told it was in the north but I hadn’t expected it to be here in the North Pole.”
My shock didn’t last long.
A frost orc standing on a distant watchtower noticed me and blew a horn. No, how was I seen from so far away? The distance between me and the watchtower was very far. I checked using super sensitivity and noticed that there was a small telescope in the orc’s hand. No, these guys even have a telescope... was a real civilization blooming?
My questions didn’t last for long. Suddenly, the large front door opened and frost orcs poured out. All of them grabbed their weapons and ran toward me.
[The fist star, ‘Raitra,’ is lending his strength.]
[Blue lightning has started to flow through your body.]
As my level increased, the more I felt the blue lightning penetrating my body. I felt the power in my body rise and it was like I had the freedom to do anything. This power meant I wouldn’t lose to the frost orcs. It was because they also had the ice attribute.
[The firefly star, ‘Camille,’ says she lacks the star spirit to protect the group.]
“...Really? Then you take a break. It is my turn now.”
The next moment, blue lightning burst from my body.Previous Chapter Next Chapter
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