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23. Injured (4)
Ye-Hyeon collapsed again.
Kwon Joo-Ho stood in front of him as if he had something to say and kept his mouth shut again.
Kwon Joo-Ho’s face was cast with a dark shadow.
Ye-Hyeon, who faced his eyes as dark as the shadow, naturally recalled the uncomfortable gaze that Kwon Joo-Ho had before regression.
“…Why?” Ye-Hyeon said with a crooked tone without realizing it.
The moon, which had been covered by clouds for a while, pushed its head back.
Kwon Joo-Ho’s face, shining blue in the moonlight, seemed white at first glance.
Suddenly, the hand that Ye-Hyeon squeezed with all his might was caught in sight.
The firm hands were trembling slightly.
Ye-Hyeon could hardly take his eyes off Kwon Joo-Ho’s hands.
Senior hunters reflected on their mistakes or injuries rather than blaming others.
Ye-Hyeon thought that Kwon Joo-Ho might be angry with him.
Kwon Joo-Ho, who was standing around looking at Ye-Hyeon, slowly bowed his head.
It was not difficult to predict what would come out of Kwon Joo-Ho’s mouth.
“It’s all right.”
So Ye-Hyeon cut off the words before Kwon Joo-Ho apologized.
‘No matter how many times I talked to you, you didn’t even smile, so why are you sorry ?’
This was a matter of confidence.
Ye-Hyeon didn’t even bow down, and he thought he would feel dirty if Kwon Joo-Ho’s first word was an apology.
“Why are you apologizing? Is there any reason for me to get an apology from Kwon Joo-Ho?”
He wanted to comfort Yoon Seung-Jae and he wanted to respect Baek Hae-won as a mentor.
However, Kwon Joo-Ho did not apply to either side.
No matter what he said, Kwon Joo-Ho would not be hurt, but honestly, Ye-Hyeon felt a little relieved to say what he wanted.
Ye-Hyeon swept up his hair with his hands.
If Kwon Joo-Ho and Shin Do-Gyeom hadn’t stopped, they might not have been hurt.
But it was only a matter of the case.
It wasn’t someone’s fault that Ye-Hyeon got hurt, but purely because of bad luck.
Ye-Hyeon had seen several parties that were ruined while trying to cover up his mistakes.
Ye-Hyeon sighed and jumped to his feet.
Then, he rolled up the blanket and showed the wound.
“Do you see it? It’s gone. I’m not something you should protect.”
Ye-Hyeon repeated what Shin Do-Gyeom said to Kwon Joo-Ho.
He was still a weak being who couldn’t protect his body, but he didn’t want to be a burden.
It was a useless pride, but Ye-Hyeon has been completely overshadowed by that pride.
It was only a pity that Ye-Hyeon couldn’t declare it confidently like Shin Do-Gyeom.
The black eyes were looking at Ye-Hyeon slightly.
When the man who didn’t seem to be shaken even if he put a knife to his neck shook, Ye-Hyeon felt strange.
‘What are you doing? You’re Kwon Joo-Ho. After Lee Sun-woo, a “Hero” who shone his overwhelming presence, retired due to injury, the Hunter world was shaken a lot.’ Ye-Hyeon thought.
At that time, it was Kwon Joo-Ho who trampled the chaos and stood tall.
Immovable number one.
People praised Kwon Joo-Ho as the next Hero.
Ye-Hyeon couldn’t agree more.
Generation change will inevitably occur, but there will be no one who can replace the “Hero”’ forever.
Ye-Hyeon hated him, but he didn’t want to narrow down the value of Kwon Joo-Ho.
Maybe that’s why Ye-Hyeon couldn’t allow Kwon Joo-Ho to bow to him.
“I mean, I mean…”
It was impossible to explain to Kwon Joo-Ho the contradictory mind that he could not understand.
Ye-Hyeon was about to end the conversation half-heartedly. Just then, he heard a commotion outside.
“…Don’t do it? No, why are you so deaf?”
“Did I say something wrong? Am I right, Hae-Won hyung?”
Baek Hae-Won seemed to have found and brought Shin Do-Gyeom and Yoon Seung-Jae.
Ye-Hyeon looked at Kwon Joo-Ho for a while and closed his mouth.
“I told you to shut up.”
Shin Do-Gyeom came in annoyed with Yoon Seung-Jae and stopped walking when he saw Ye-Hyeon awake.
While Ye-Hyeon was thinking about whether to laugh or not, Shin Do-Gyeom strode toward him.
“Why are you even failing at something you only need to do?”
Shin Do-Gyeom was sarcastic more than usual.
‘You should at least look sorry, Shin Do-Gyeom!’ Ye-Hyeon thought.
Ye-Hyeon smiled awkwardly on the outside but shot back curtly on the inside.
“If you are going to say something like that, I would have kept my mouth shut”
Yoon Seung-Jae jumped up and got angry.
Baek Hae-Won also called as if he couldn’t just wait and see this time.
“What? Did I say something wrong? He won’t help in battle anyway. yeah, that’s it. All he could do is run.”
Unrefined hostility flowed out of every word Shin Do-Gyeom uttered.
Ye-Hyeon looked up at Shin Do-Gyeom.
Although Shin Do-Gyeom is cranky, there was always a clear reason why he was angry.
Most of it was when someone made a mistake in combat.
It was in the same when he fight with Kwon Joo-Ho
However, in any way, this was simple coercion.
Ye-Hyeon was feeling it vaguely, but the speed of intimacy was dropping.
It was abnormal.
It was sad and unfair to be hated over and over without doing anything wrong.
Even so, Ye-Hyeon couldn’t resist.
As Shin Do-Gyeom said, Ye-Hyeon was out of power.
All Ye-Hyeon could do was run away.
‘However, even if it was a fact that I knew, I couldn’t help but be upset to hear it directly from the mouth of the person I admired.’ Ye-Hyeon thought.
“Did I get hurt because I wanted to?” his tight lips trembled.
Ye-Hyeon could no longer make eye contact with Shin Do-Gyeom, who was staring at him.
His tightly pursed lips trembled. Ye-Hyeon could no longer make eye contact with Shin Do-Gyeom, who was glaring at him, and his eyes trembled
“Ye-Hyeon Hyung is a victim. Why are you blaming others after making a mistake?”
“If you did well, there would have been no mistakes.”
Yoon Seung-Jae and Shin Do-Gyeom exchanged sharp words.
Yoon Seung-Jae, who was furious, clenched his fist when Shin Do-Gyeom hit him in the sore part.
Ye-Hyeon, who was worried, grabbed Yoon Seung-Jae’s shoulder in a hurry.
“Why do you keep stopping me? It’s Shin Do-Gyeom’s fault!”
Yoon Seung-Jae did not shake off Ye-Hyeon’s hand while grinding his teeth.
His eyes were still red and swollen, so he looked even more pitiful.
“Stop it, both of you. Did you forget that Ye-Hyeon got hurt badly? What are you doing in front of a sick person?”
In the end, Baek Hae-Won stepped up, but Yoon Seung-Jae gasped showing his anger isn’t resolved.
“You haven’t even had dinner yet. We have to fight with Scream Ravn tomorrow, but aren’t you going to take care of your condition?”
Shin Do-Gyeom stared at Yoon Seung-Jae for a while and then turned around.
Then he sat in the corner and picked up the arrow.
It was late at night, but the arrowheads were a mess, maybe he was just starting to clean up.
Ye-Hyeon quietly opened the beef jerky while making a bonfire.
Originally, the conversation was not gentle, but the atmosphere was more than rigid and fierce like thin ice.
Yoon Seung-Jae, who was right next to him, turned around when he turned slightly because the hard floor was uncomfortable.
“Why? What do you need? Are you thirsty? Do you want some water?”
Yoon Seung-Jae was nervous and tried to do anything for Ye-Hyeon.
He seemed rather worried.
Ye-Hyeon sighed deeply.
“You saw the wound healed earlier. You don’t trust my treatment? Do you want me to show you again?”
“No, it’s not like that.”
Yoon Seung-Jae looked sad and didn’t know what to do.
Ye-Hyeon patted Yoon Seung-Jae’s head and looked around.
Shin Do-Gyeom sat with his back turned from Ye-Hyeon, and Baek Hae-Won and Kwon Joo-Ho looked the same as usual on the outside.
Yoon Seung-Jae walked toward the entrance of the rock to get a water bottle.
“Yoon Seung-Jae, come here.”
Yoon Seung-Jae rushed to Ye-Hyeon when he called.
When Ye-Hyeon beckoned to come closer, Yoon Seung-Jae blinked his swollen eyes and leaned.
“….Don’t like me too much. You’ll get hurt.”
Ye-Hyeon whispered softly with a serious expression.
They had reached a point where they could talk about this.
“What are you talking about?”
Seung- Jae Yoon squatted and pushed his upper body back.
Seeing that the tone was blunt, 17 points for affection seemed to be still in the stable range.
Ye-Hyeon smiled silently and groped Yoon Seung-Jae’s left arm.
“What are you doing all of a sudden? Hyung are you a pervert?”
Yoon Seung-Jae tried to remove his arm, but when Ye-Hyeon grabbed his wrist, he let it go, as if he couldn’t bear it.
“Where is it?”
“What is it?”
“You got hurt. Where else besides your left ankle?” Yoon Seung-Jae’s shoulder flinched.
“You thought you wouldn’t know if you hid it, right?”
Ye-Hyeon smoothed Yoon Seung-Jae’s elbow and smiled in vain.
Just now, he was dumbfounded because Ye-Hyeon remembered the back of his left leg slightly limping, whie he is trying to pretend not to be.
“I’m not hurt.”
Yoon Seung-Jae rolled his light brown eyes and opened them again.
“I saw it all, so don’t lie to me. If you don’t tell me, I’ll check it myself.”
However, when Ye-Hyeon let go of the threat with his eyes wide open, Yoon Seung-Jae drooped his eyebrows quickly.
“…The left shoulder was a little…”
Yoon Seung-Jae reluctantly confessed the truth.
Since it’s Christmas I would upload a few more chapters today.