Chapter 41. Kang Chul-In also has a limit.

“… what could happen to that fellow?”

Kang Chul-In answered with a grim voice as he was fatigued.

“He is recovering from the trauma, but due to the exhaustion of losing extreme amounts of mana, it seems that the flow of mana was mixed up. If we leave it like that, I think he won’t make it through the night….!”

The matter was pretty serious.

“So, it was that.”

But Kang Chul-In’s thoughts were different. He knew how to improve Dorian’s condition. There was a very simple and easy way.

“Cut the heart of the Peacock Dragon in half and feed it to him. Help him absorb the mana. He will be fine.”

Half of the female Peacock Dragon’s heart. That’s enough to fix Dorian’s condition.

“Th-that!”

Lucia was surprised.

“Dragon Heart is a spirit elixir. I think that Mr. Dorian’s life is important, but it is a treasure…..!”

“Investment.”

“……!”

“Lucia, don’t look at me like some small fry.”

“I, how would I dare to see Your Majesty as such a disgraceful thing?!”

Lucia glared to show she was being treated unfairly.

“How can you draw a big picture by being stingy? It seems like the value of the Peacock Dragon’s heart made your hands tremble. I just want to do my best for the future instead of following the mainstream thinking of the continent.”

“Your Majesty’s words are right.”

“It is not giving him all, just half. It is plenty to invest. Moreover… it would be troublesome if he dies. He must live.”

“Alright, sir. I will feed the Dragon Heart to Mr. Dorian and help him absorb the mana.”

“No, I will do it myself.”

Kang Chul-In stood up from his throne as though he had trouble.

“It will be more efficient if I do it myself.”

Intensive mana recovery using a dragon heart. Rather than simply ingesting, helping someone absorb the mana was the proper way of doing things. Of course, Kang Chul-In was a better choice than Lucia.

“Lord! With that body! You need to rest immediately!”

“I know. I’ll take care of this one thing before resting. I have a limit too…”

But Kang Chul-In did not finish his crazy words.

“This.”

Kang Chul-In suddenly felt faint because of the dizziness and giddiness.

“The limit.”

That was the last thought by Kang Chul-In.

“Lucia… wait a moment. I need… help….”

Kang Chul-In tilted forward like in slow motion. He kept on holding on, but in the end, he collapsed.

“My Lord!”

Lucia, who was really startled, hugged Kang Chul-In immediately.

“My lord! Are you okay? Stay awake! Lord, Lord?”

Lucia, who was worried about the half-conscious Kang Chul-In’s safety, found a strange thing at the end of his words that were unclear.

“Is, is he sleeping….?”

Kang Chul-In didn’t fall unconscious because of a health emergency. He just fell asleep because he was fatigued. Lucia could see no other signs.

“Whew… He does everything so well but takes care of his jade body like a baby.”

Lucia laughed while pulling Kang Chul-In into her embrace. She nestled his sleeping face in her busty chest.

“Lord, please do not bear everything on your shoulders only. Lucia is here, and there are other loyal people too. So… please rest when it is time to rest. This Lucia will do better so that my Lord can rest comfortably.”

Lucia pledged to be a more faithful, more capable assistant.

“But… your sleeping look… why so…?”

Then, her face blushed.

Kang Chul-In’s face, which was usually as hard as a tiger’s, was calm after sleeping. His look when he was sleeping like a baby strongly stimulated her maternal love.

“Lord, please forgive….”

Disgracefully, Lucia dared to touch Kang Chul-In’s jade body.

Lucia’s white fingers gently caressed Kang Chul-In’s head. Kang Chul-In, who was in a sleep as deep as the deep sea, didn’t notice.

The next day.

In the end, Kang Chul-In had to be by Dorian’s side to give the latter treatment.

“Does it make sense that the winner and the loser look the same?”

Kang Chul-In was impressed as he looked at Dorian, who was still sleeping.

Something was off because the person who did the stupid thing and the person who reached for the goal till the end and won were both being cared for as patients.

“Urgh…!”

Since then, Dorian woke up two days later.

“Here, here is…”

“My territory.”

“……?”

Dorian raised his upper body towards the voice that he heard.

No, he tried to raise it, but he had to lie down again because of the severe pain.

“Urgh!”

“It was impossible, though.”

In the eyes of Dorian, who turned his head, he saw Kang Chul-In, who was lying on another bed and reading a book about the Pangaea continent.

“How, how come…..?”

“You were dead and came back alive, that’s all.”

“Ah…”

“You don’t need me to nag at you, right? Because you yourself know what you did wrong better than I.”

“…….”

Dorian’s face hardened due to Kang Chul-In’s admonition.

“I… I made that kind…. of mistake….”

Disgust swept through Dorian in a blink.

Ah, how stupid and foolish could his actions be?

He was one of the best soldiers in the world who served in the special forces SAS and was active in an active conflict area. He knew better than anyone how catastrophic an individual’s recklessness in a team unit battle could be. Therefore, the feeling of disgust that he felt was beyond imagination.

“It was possible.”

Kang Chul-In’s voice entered the ear of such a Dorian.

“Unfamiliar places, unfamiliar enemy, and unfamiliar skills. The difference between you in the past and you in the present has totally ruined your judgment.”

“……!”

Dorian’s face was covered with an unexpected hope.

“We are dimensional travelers.”

Kang Chul-In said this.

“I am constantly in conflict and agony between the me from Earth and the me from Pangaea. Actually, it’s not that different…. I’m just confused by the changed environment and abrupt gain in powers. I have ever been like that.”

“…….”

“If you get into that state, normal accidents would be impossible. Everyone does something crazy at least once. Like you.”

“Is it….?”

“It was something you had to go through once anyway. Because you got burned, you’re better prepared for the future. Actually… even I do not feel like letting it go.”

“……!”

“If you have any reason to do it, then it would be better to do it. If you had been alone, you’d be dead by now.”

It was like that.

Kang Chul-In’s action, which caused Dorian to get mad and stirred up, was actually meant to look ahead and act as a test for Dorian.

“Don’t be in a hurry. It has been two months since the summons took place. Just think about whether you were too greedy in these two months. I’ve seen it once, so I believe you won’t do it again but…remember, it is important to hold onto the core of yourself tightly and not let it go.”

Kang Chul-In, after saying this much, took a sip of the beverage that the caretaker had left.

“Oh, I will send the bill to your territory.”

“What? Bill? Treatment fees?”

Dorian panicked when the money talk came out.

“If you swallowed the Peacock Dragon’s heart, shouldn’t you pay money?”

“Dragon…Heart?”

“Your mana got mixed, so I wrote it off as a remedy. You feel it, right? The total amount of mana must have increased to a much higher level than before.”

“……!”

Dorian opened his eyes.

Po-Powerful mana…. It seems I have 20% more than before.

Kang Chul-In’s words were indeed true.

“How much can I charge?”

“Errr… I appreciate it but,…. how much would it be…. it seems….expensive….”

Dorian shed cold sweat. It was difficult to gauge how much the Peacock Dragon’s heart was worth.

“Okay.”

Kang Chul-In smirked and said.

“……?”

“Do you remember your promise to me?”

“The promise that I will come whenever you call?”

“Just remember that. Just be thankful and work it out to pay me.”

“Alright! I will surely pay this debt.”

Dorian grasped both of his fists. Kang Chul-In was actually being restrained, but unfortunately, Dorian did not notice it.

“However….”

“……?”

“Are we friends now?”

“…….”

Kang Chul-In turned his eyes.

Friend?

Had he ever had a relationship with a friend?

Probably not.

A relationship called “friend” for a Lord was like a proverb of the international relation that says there are no permanent enemies, and no permanent friends, only permanent interests.

It was especially hard if the other party was also a Lord. Because when the relationship breaks down, the fallout is different from that of just friends.

“Maybe it’s okay.”

However, he thought that if it was Dorian, it would not be bad.

Dorian could be regarded as Lord that emphasized his own activities rather than having power, a godly strong adventurer. He wasn’t a hitman of the Baldur Alliance.

“Anyway, the twisting moment is over.”

If the distance in this life also got wider…. then at that time, he should eliminate Dorian.

“Friends or whatever…”

Kang Chul-In said.

“Think as you like.”

“Hmm?”

“I’m tired.”

Kang Chul-In, who did not want to utter words like “friends”, closed his eyes by covering them with a book, as if he were reading. He stopped the conversation as he did not know what to say.

“Okay, as long you think that we are friends, then let’s stop.”

Dorian interpreted what Kang Chul-In said according to his thoughts and then hummed happily.

At that time.

“Your Majesty, it is time to eat.”

A maid came into the room and informed them that it was lunchtime.

Grumble!

At that time, Dorian’s stomach alarm sounded.

“Will you wake up?”

“Ah, yes.”

“Master Dorian’s meal is not ready yet. You have to wait about 30 minutes.”

Unfortunately, the meal brought by the maid was only enough for one person and was did not have enough left for Dorian.

“I’m fine,” Kang Chul-In said unexpectedly. “Give it to him.”

“Your Majesty, this meal is made by Assistant Luca herself.”

“Give it to him.”

“Yes, sir. Then, I will prepare your meal right away.”

“Do it.”

She put the spectacular meal in front of Dorian and left the room.

“Wait a minute, are you sure is it okay to give yours to me?”

“I said I am not hungry.”

“The maid said your assistant made it by herself. Can I really eat it?”

“It doesn’t matter.”

“Re-really?”

“Of course.”

“Hmmm… then I’ll eat it thankfully. I was so hungry that I thought I was going crazy.”

Dorian picked up the fork.

“Wow, Lucia’s skill is unexpectedly amazing. It looks appetizing, and it even smells good. She seems to fight well and even cooks well.”

“You said you are hungry?”

“Oh yeah. I’m hungry.”

The fork took a piece of meat from the stew. If you looked at the steaming meat, you would see a mouth-watering visual…

“Then, let’s try it…”

Dorian bit the meat.

“……!”

Then…

“Bleh!”

He immediately spat it out.

“What, what is this?! Why is it so bad?”

Dorian’s face became pale like a sick man.

“What was this thing made from?”

“The meat of the Peacock Dragon.”

“W-what?!”

“It is good for your body. Eat it all to make quickly recover.”

“Is it that Peacock Dragon meat is not good?”

“No way.”

“Then….?!”

“Lucia…. can’t cook well.”

“…….”

“Still…. once your hand touches it, you should eat everything. Eat it. You won’t want to see Lucia’s anger.”

“It is hell…. The meat tastes similar to tires….”

Dorian made a tearful face.

“A picky eater is the worst.”

“It is not the problem of being a picky eater.”

“Aren’t you British?”

“I am Scottish….”

“The tasteless food is normal, though.”

“Even though it’s like that…. this is so bad…. Even the demons in the hell would not eat it.”

“Whatever. Once you touch it, you need to finish it.”

“…….”

After all, Dorian was finally able to handle the dishes made by Lucia after repeatedly eating and vomiting at the toilet several times.

“You….Kang Chul-In…this wicked fellow….!”

A fool was a fool like always.

At the same time.

– The phone you are calling is not active. You are connected to the voicemail, and the connection fee will be charged.

Again.

– The phone you are calling is not active. You are connected to the voicemail, and the connection fee will be charged.

Again.

– The phone you are calling is not active. You are connected to the voicemail, and the connection fee will be charged.

And again.

“Chul-In…please…please take the call…please…”

Lee Chae-Rin cried out.

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