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18. Unexpected Joining
Ye-Hyeon, who slowly relaxed his shoulders, was quite surprised.
Baek Hae-Won was seen smiling between Yoon Seung-Jae and Kwon Joo-Ho, who were standing apart.
“When the hell did you get here?”
Looking at the reaction, no one seemed to have noticed Baek Hae-Won’s visit except for Ye-Hyeon.
No wonder the person in charge suddenly rolled his eyes while talking.
“Hunter Baek Hae-Won?”
The person in charge seemed to be very embarrassed by Baek Hae-Won’s words.
It was the same for Ye-Hyeon.
Baek Hae-Won, who is famous for being busy, is mentoring!
As a mentor, even though he was a temporary party member, had to spend months struggling like a real party member.
It was not suitable for Baek Hae-Won, who is usually busy.
‘This wasn’t part of the plan’. Ye-Hyeon thought.
Under the pretext of mentoring, he was going to look for a new dealer once he got permission to party.
While he’s at it, it’s better to find the target.
It was just a word he brought up to buy time, but it felt like things were getting bigger unintentionally.
The person in charge scratched his head while looking at the information he had read for no reason.
“There is already one close damage dealer at the party, so wouldn’t it be better for one more to join? It’s more stable.”
“Hmm? Are you ignoring my skills? I’m so upset.”
Baek Hae-Won smiled and sighed in a tone that was not upset at all.
It was a confident attitude that only those who were confident in their skills could show.
“Oh, no. That’s impossible.”
The person in charge stirred his hips and quickly shook his head.
He was overwhelmed by Baek Hae-Won.
Is Baek Hae-Won’s status very high within the association?
He didn’t know much about Baek Hae-Won.
Ye-Hyeon tilted his head.
“Can I do that? Oh, it’s not that you don’t like me, right?”
Baek Hae-Won smiled embarrassingly, lowering his eyes as if he had not thought about it.
The shadowy eyes looked as if they had turned red because of the slight lowering of his head, so they were like a painting.
What kind of man is so pretty?
It was not easy to think of flowers when looking at a man.
There is no way to know, but Baek Hae-Won’s appearance was like an angel.
If he refused Baek Hae-won’s favor here, he thought he would be a bad dog.
‘I’m not happy because I have a prejudice, am I just a nice person?’ Ye-Hyeon thought.
In terms of the situation, Baek Hae-Won seemed to have stepped up to help new hunters who were in trouble.
“….We are honored. I’m glad it’s Hunter Baek Hae-won, not anyone else.”
It’s burdensome inside, but there was no reason to refuse.
The other three seemed to care little about Baek Hae-Won or anyone as long as they could make a party.
While answering positively, Ye-Hyeon was full of question marks in his head.
“Why did Baek Hae-Won join?”
Why? Isn’t he a regular hunter and is also called the “Hunter Association’s mascot”? Is he that free, so he could be cleaning up after new hunters? It was unnatural to be involved with the busy Baek Hae-Won.
The target is supposed to hover around the player.
Suddenly, the information window popped up.
No matter who Baek Hae-Won is, the possibility of being targeted could not be ruled out. But it’s… It’s too much!
Ye-Hyeon was overwhelmed by Shin Do-Gyeom and Yoon Seung-Jae alone.
He wanted to decline if Baek Hae-Won is really a target, which is very uncomfortable.
He hoped that the remaining two targets would be easy
“I can’t believe Hunter Baek Hae-won is coming forward himself, so even from the top…”
Baek Hae-Won interrupted the person in charge in a firm tone.
The person in charge looked at Ye-Hyeon unconsciously and was surprised and closed his mouth.
Isn’t this a hint? He felt like he was at the center of something.
‘Cause I’m a healer? Or… Oh, yeah. Why did I forget that?’ Ye-Hyeon thought.
A scene passed by Ye-Hyeon, who was thinking.
During the expression test, the fragments reacted even before touching the box.
A lot of things have been going on since then that he forgot, but the report probably went up.
He may have been branded as a person of caution from the beginning.
Then that must be why Baek Hae-won showed interest in him in the dungeon.
Since the awakened person appeared as a healer, it may be an intention to build friendships and make them register with the association.
Baek Hae-Won looked back at the four people with troubled faces.
“Did you hear it all?”
Since it was a conversation they had right in front of them, there is no way that they could not have heard it, but Baek Hae-Won picked up Ye-Hyeon and asked him.
Ye-Hyeon nodded reluctantly.
Except for Ye-Hyeon, the three were still sour.
Yoon Seung-Jae muttered in a bored voice, wondering when it would end.
“Oh, my. What should I do with this? I’m in trouble.”
Baek Hae-won murmured gently in a soft voice as if he was delivering good news, unlike his expression.
He was friendly and harmless enough to break down his sharp vigilance.
‘I need to learn something like that.’ Ye-Hyeon thought.
If he had known how to speak like Baek Hae-Won, he would have raised the intimacy level and already filled 100 points.
However, he couldn’t imagine himself being as friendly as Baek Hae-Won.
He felt goosebumps all over my body.
“Who’s the party leader?”
When asked by Baek Hae-Won, Ye-Hyeon realized that he had not decided on a leader.
Ye-Hyeon planned to leave Kwon Joo-Ho or Shin Dong-Gyeom as the leader.
Yoon Seung-Jae was not even considered.
“I haven’t decided on that yet…”
Ye-Hyeon, who thought he had made a mistake, raised his head, blurring the end of his words, and all three were staring at him blankly.
Ye-Hyeon, who felt pressure from nothing, pointed to himself with disapproval.
“Aren’t you supposed to do it?”
“I hate being bothered.”
Following the words of Yoon Seung-Jae, who said it was natural, and Shin Do-Gyeom, who cuts like a knife, Kwon Joo-Ho nodded lightly
He thought it was because I was a healer and somehow served as the center of the party.
Until now, Ye-Hyeon has lived a life that is far from being involved with anyone.
The sudden leadership position was embarrassing.
When Baek Hae-won stepped up, the procedure ended quickly.
“Shall we have a general meeting?”
Baek Hae-won smiled kindly and led him to a small conference room in the hallway.
Ye-Hyeon looked back before entering the meeting room.
“I’m not a malicious person. If you’re offended by Hunter Jeong, I’ll apologize instead.”
Baek Hae-won added, looking at Ye-Hyeon, It was a meaningless act, but I guess it would be interpreted in a different sense.
He was polite, but he did not actively defend the person in charge.
Ye-Hyeon rolled his lips and bit them.
Baek Hae-Won’s smile was very kind.
It was funny that the smile was nice, but there was no other way to express it.
He could feel the good energy from the pretty, colorful smile.
As if he was facing such a smile right in front of him, he felt like the resentment that was not there was naturally eased.
He’s an angel…
Ye-Hyeon nodded as if he was possessed.
“Shall I introduce myself first? I’m Baek Hae-Won. I’m joining as a mentor for the time being. I look forward to your kind cooperation. This is my contact number. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Even if it’s temporary, we’re the same party members, so I hope you’ll treat me comfortably.”
Baek Hae-Won readily gave them his contact information.
He is sure there are at least two cell phones!
“I’m Choi Ye-Hyeon. We met in the gate experience before, but I don’t know if you remember.”
Ye-Hyeon closed his eyes and smiled and held out his hand.
“Of course, I remember.”
Baek Hae-Won smiled brightly looking down at Ye-Hyeon’s hand in the air.
So, he didn’t hold hands, but just looked at him and smiled.
“Ha ha…” Ye-Hyeon smiled awkwardly and hung his hand.
Among hunters, it was an implicit rule to minimize unnecessary contact because they did not know what Ability the other had.
Hunter’s handshake to Hunter was intentionally revealing that he had a dubious agenda or believed in his opponent.
Or a new hunter who doesn’t know the rules.
But wouldn’t it be acceptable if he shook his hands?
They already know he is a healer and does not have a suspicious Ability!
It was not yet time for the cursed hunter to appear.
He thought could check it out too easily.
While Ye-Hyeon was grumbling to himself, Baek Hae-Won also greeted other party members.
“It’s Shin Do-Gyeom”
“Hunter Shin Do-Gyeom?”
Baek Hae-Won seemed to be looking at Shin Do-Gyeom’s face in particular.
“You use a bow.”
At this point, the archer was special in a bad way.
When he last checked the party member’s information, he seemed to have noticed Shin Do-Gyeom.
Shin Do-Gyeom raised his eyebrows.
I meant to ask if you have any complaints. Should he stop him??
Ye-Hyeon rubbed his chin thinking hard.
Shin Do-Gyeom used to say whatever he wanted to say.
I heard that Shin Do-Gyeom in the early days of his Hunter career was much more sensitive and aggressive because he was looked down on for being an archer.
“He is more feisty than now?”
When Ye-Hyeon asked again, he almost didn’t believe it, people who knew Shin Do-Gyeom for a long time would shake their heads with white faces.
However, he didn’t think Shin Do-Gyeom will suddenly hit him.
Though he was a little worried about the attitude that the person in charge showed earlier.