There was a kind man in this desolate city. Kim San raised his body that was bending down. He wondered why there was a strange inhaling sound around him.
“Where are you going?”
But he failed to look back. His hand first stretched out to say thank you and held with another person’s big hand.
The kind person drew attention again by pulling Kim San’s hand. Thanks to this, Kim San, who gave up looking around, looked at the hand’s owner.
“Where are you going?”
He was an amazingly handsome young man. His grandfather was strict, so he couldn’t always watch television, but the celebrities on TV didn’t seem as handsome as this man.
Kim San was surprised by the handsome stranger and asked.
“Huh? Do you know me?”
Is his question wrong again this time? The handsome and kind man couldn’t speak for a moment and just looked down at Kim San.
A man’s low voice fell in his ear. He was looking at his beautiful eyebrows as if he was possessed.
“Don’t you know me?”
He tilted his head slightly, and he could feel him observing him. Kim San took notice of his attitude as if he had to know himself.
Then his head started spinning. No wonder he was so handsome. He was very famous in the city.
“No, are you a celebrity? I’m sorry, I’m from out of town.”
For now, Kim San apologized without hesitation. It’s a bad habit to lie for nothing. He grew up learning that people will recognize your sincerity if you approach honestly.
This time, the man tilted his head again, seeing Kim San’s attitude. It was challenging to understand, but his gaze lingered until his face started feeling itchy.
“Oh, you don’t know me.”
However, seeing the man smiling broadly while saying this, Kim San’s sincere apology seemed to have worked.
The face of the man, who had been expressionless as if he was uncomfortable, sparkled beautifully like a flower in full bloom as soon as he smiled. Kim San, staring blankly at the change, finally understood the situation. It seemed very strange because he didn’t recognize a celebrity.
Maybe the man was bothered by the situation where someone didn’t recognize him as a celebrity. He doesn’t know if they can meet again, but Kim San decides to search and pretend to know next time.
“What’s your name? How old are you? What’s your number? Where do you live?:
However, contrary to Kim San’s idea that they would go their separate ways, the kind person suddenly asked questions. He had a caring and sweet voice that seemed to drip with honey.
He even naturally grabbed Kim San and led him to one side. The friendly touch that stayed on his waist in a blink of an eye was unfamiliar. Kim San thought he must have looked exhausted since he tried to lift and support him.
There was constant noise from the back, but Kim San couldn’t turn around again this time. He kept making eye contact with the person in front of him, constantly pouring out questions from the side. He could even feel that his beautiful eyes were strangely gripping.
“What? Oh, my name is Kim San and…….”
Kim San agonized as he confessed his name in a dazed manner. His grandfather told him not to tell anyone his name. But is this person just anyone? He was the first to help him properly in this cold, desolate city. Moreover, it was unlikely that celebrities would at least believe in pseudo-religion.
“Are you from outside the city? A place with no TV?”
Since he had already said it a while ago, Kim San nodded his head again in a daze.
Technically, there were many houses with TVs outside the city. However, electricity was frequently cut off. Cell phones and television were the only means of hearing monster alerts.
However, there is no tv in Kim San’s house. His grandfather raised him very strictly, and he did not even let him watch tv to his heart’s content. Of course, it was pretty questionable that you wouldn’t even see it at your friend’s house.
Anyway, rather than that, he told him to run around the mountains and fields. Kim San listened well, even though he was curious. It was fun to play around with Hye-Min, other brothers, and sisters of the same age.
“Yes, I don’t have a TV at home.”
Kim San confirmed exactly what the man said after his passing thoughts. He didn’t recognize the face of a celebrity man because he came from a place without a TV.
If you look at a man’s young face, maybe he’s a celebrity who’s just building his popularity. He didn’t want anyone to be hurt because he couldn’t recognize them. He is a very kind man.
“……There are many cases where electricity doesn’t work well outside the city because it’s not managed well.”
He was impressed that he knew it well.
Kim San agonized and finally decided. Come to think of it. This won’t be much personal information.
“Well, I have to go here.”
Moreover, he may be unable to find another such kind person to give an accurate answer. Kim San looked at the man, taking out the notice that his grandfather had received long ago.
He didn’t notice when he bent down to pick up his cell phone, but the man was very tall when they stood side by side. Kim San has to look up for a long time.
“What about this?”
“I have to get a guide aptitude test. But it only says you must go to the guide center…….”
The man who raised one eyebrow pulled out his hand holding Kim San’s waist and took the paper. Seeing a long finger picking up a piece of paper was fantastic.
While the man was reading the old notice with a frown, Kim San realized. The fact that the hand that was caught earlier is still being held.
Looking at his hand, he said.
“But your hands are very warm.”
The man turned his eyes and looked at the hand that Kim San was looking at. The man, who had been so stiff for a long time, smiled without answering.
He naturally handed Kim San the notice as if he had read it all, and this time, he took the cell phone that was in Kim-san’s hand more naturally. It was almost like taking back the things he had left behind.
While looking at what he was doing, the man turned on his cell phone and tapped something. At first glance, he seemed to be calling somewhere on the screen. Fortunately, the LCD was only broken, and there was no problem with its function. It was strange that the data didn’t work well a while ago.
“It’s my number.”
“What? Oh, yes.”
“The new guide should go on the fifth floor here.”
“Oh! Thank you.”
Suddenly, the question of why he should give the number was forgotten in front of the answer that was finally found.
There was no need to search for the fifth floor. The man took Kim San to the front of the elevator. He was such a kind man. It was confirmed again that not all people in the city are bad.
Kim San, who took the elevator right away following the lead, bowed his head and greeted brightly. The gaze, which had stayed on the man’s face for a long time, reached the rear lobby just before the elevator door closed.
There were many people in the lobby, but now it was quiet. It’s as if there’s no one.
Gido Hae, smiling pretentiously until the elevator door was completely closed, suddenly changed his expression as soon as the white face disappeared. The stiffened face was stiffer than it was when he was slaughtering monsters.
His fingertips were numb. The feeling of proper guiding for the first time since he became an Esper was horrifyingly warm. Even if he held his hand and opened it, the warm feeling right after guiding did not disappear.
His palm was calloused, but the skin near the wrist was also as soft as a child’s. It could only make him laugh.
Kim San’s touch remained so evident in that short period that it was ridiculous to Gido Hae. It’s so warm that it doesn’t feel right.
“Gido Hae, you……, Are you okay?
In his life, he has met several people who pretend not to recognize me. Of course, it was only a small number of people just to draw his attention. But that white honey-like face knew how to act with a pretty honest look. Whatever it was, it was a very high-quality performance.
However, it was because of facing him directly without avoiding his eyes. Usually, humans are terrified of looking at Gido Hae. Most could not lie to some extent just by making prolonged eye contact.
However, he never avoided Gido Hae’s gaze throughout his speech.
“Hey, Gido Hae?”
Anyway, even if he was acting, there was enough reason to respond to him. Because he is a guide, even if he was a spy sent by his father, he is worth using. With this level of guidance suitability, he was worth locking up somewhere. It is enough just to use his body.
So, instead of blowing him away, Gido Hae calmly guided him to his destination. After investigating Kim San, he had to think about the next step.
He ordered the restless Esper Lee Jae-Chul to investigate.
“Find out where he came from, from the start until why he came here.”
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