Chapter 7 . The Anger of a Demon (Part 2)
‘Who does he think he is?!’ Tae Hyun glanced at the overturned pot of kimchi jjigae and snickered at Kang Yu, who was howling .
— Are you crazy? — How dare his sister drag some homeless guy into the house? She seemed to be too kind, and she doesn’t have any willpower . — Where did you find that tramp?
— Ka… Kang Yu, run away! — Han Sol screamed, ignoring her brother’s question .
Tae Hyun was bordering level 30, while the “Devourer” was only at level 4 .
Without taking into account the Devourer’s level, which wasn’t that high, compared to the girl, he was still incredibly strong .
Regardless, Han Sol didn’t want to drag her savior into domestic disputes, and she especially didn’t want the guy to get hurt .
A tempting thought came to her mind:
‘What if Kang Yu could resolve this situation as well?’ But it was just a passing fantasy, and the girl shook the thought away . Tae Hyun was at B-level despite being second rank, even though you usually have to get a third or fourth rank to get to B-level .
A Player’s strength was classified according to his abilities and level .
Therefore, we can say that compared to other people, he was a more talented player .
‘Kang Yu is in danger . ’ She looked at the young man with anxiety in her eyes .
— Aaaah, my kimchi jjigae! — Kang Yu sobbed, looking at the soup spilled across the floor . He couldn’t have known the girl’s worries .
Tae Hyun didn’t like the reaction, and his face twisted .
— Hey, bum, stop yelling and get up .
Kang Yu slowly turned his head towards the smug face of Tae Hyun .
Rage was building up in him .
— Аh?! — When he faced Kang Yu, Tae Hyun, unexpectedly took a step back .
‘What the…?’ A human couldn’t have that kind of gaze .
It was the gaze of a ferocious, wild beast .
‘No…’ His face turned pale .
Wild beast? No, it felt different .
It was a hatred that pulled him down, strangled him . Animals couldn’t do that .
He was frightened by the eyes he saw . Empty and dark, they were like the deepest abyss .
‘It’s like…’ Tae Hyun found the right word to describe that look .
He had no doubts about it:
— Demon .
Demon . He had never seen a demon in person, nor did he know exactly what they looked like .
But for some reason, he was sure that there was no other term that could describe Kang Yu’s face and darkness in his eyes .
Tae Hyun took a deep breath and gathered his strength . Suddenly, the evil energy that had been hovering in the air before had evaporated .
‘It must have been my imagination . ’ He looked carefully at Kang Yu .
A homeless person could never have emitted such a frightening wave of ardent anger .
Tae Hyun shook his head trying to throw away the sensations he had just experienced .
He didn’t want to admit that some homeless man who yelled at him because of the kimchi jjigae he spilled could scare him, even for a moment .
Kang Yu turned to Tae Hyun, who was looking at him, and spoke in a quiet voice:
— You .
— Did you spill my kimchi jjigae?
— Ha, you’re really out of your mind . — Tae Hyun, dumbfounded by the absurdity of what was going on, giggled unintentionally, and concentrated on the Power in his fists .
When he found himself on level 10 of the second rank, he had discovered a special skill, Flame of Hands .
The blue flame flashed in his palms . Because of the fire, the temperature in the air rose to such an extent that it seemed to light up the house a little more .
“Special skill . ”
This is a unique ability that only one Player has .
It was a power that was supposed to help protect the Earth from the huge amount of monsters jumping out of the Gate .
— Look out! — Han Sol hastily shouted out, and she extended her hand .
A light arrow came out of her palm and headed for Tae Hyun’s head .
Her special skill was Light, rank D .
In fact, her strength was more suitable for support and rather than causing damage .
As soon as Tae Hyun waved his hand, his fire swallowed up the arrow .
An incomplete ability was nothing more than fun for the Player .
— Ha! — Tae Hyun smirked and attacked Kang Yu .
The blue flames thickened and headed towards the guy .
— Huh? — Kang Yu twitched his head with a sharp movement and escaped the attack .
Suddenly, a black blade appeared from the back of Kang Yu’s hand .
Kang Yu concentrated, lowered his head for a second, and then, with swift movement, deflected another attack, this time swinging the blade back .
— Ah! — Tae Hyun shouted and staggered .
‘He wasn’t that fast . ’ The blade was a threat, but the enemy lacked speed .
Tae Hyun, focusing on the blade, rushed forward .
At that moment, Kang Yu hit the enemy in the solar plexus with a sharp movement of his leg .
From the beginning, the blade was nothing more than a distraction .
Something that could take Tae Hyun’s attention and distract him .
— You bastard!
The damage caused by the blade was small .
Tae Hyun, still speaking crudely, swung at Kang Yu again .
But this time, too, he ducked successfully and hit Tae Hyun twice, without much effort .
Kang Yu stepped towards the staggering guy and reached out with his left hand .
Tae Hyun hastily activated his Power, his hands ablaze with flames, and he directed them towards Kang Yu .
Kang Yu guessed that his opponent would do this, so he pulled his left-hand back and hit him in the jaw with his right hand .
When he got hit, he fell to the living room floor .
Tae Hyun, pale, looked at Kang Yu from the ground up .
The most important thing was that his endurance and speed have not decreased .
That meant that his opponent was a player with lower levels and skills .
‘Who is he?’ This guy used battle methods he’d never heard of .
Tae Hyun realized that the sword was just an illusion and Kang Yu instantly found his weaknesses . Using the blade as bait, he went on to hand-to-hand combat .
— Ahh! — Tae Hyun was in so much pain that he squealed but still rushed to Kang Yu .
But the outcome was the same . Kang Yu surpassed him in strength by so much that it seemed as if he was fighting a small child .
— What the hell are you?!
There were no flaws in his actions .
It felt like there was a clear advantage in his fighting skills .
It felt like he had decades of training and fighting behind his back .
Tae Hyun, who just a few minutes ago watched a homeless man eat kimchi jjigae, sobbing, was now sobbing himself, but in pain .
Kang Yu’s black blade was removed from his hand .
— It hurts! It hurts!
— I haven’t finished yet, — Kang Yu said in a cold tone, and shook his palm, which the blade was sticking out of just a second ago .
He broke the guy’s arm and not only the scream but also the crunch of his bones echoed through the house .
— Aah! — Tae Hyun was in incredible pain .
Kang Yu, shaking with anger, looked at his right hand again .
The Lord’s wrath could not be filled with just one broken arm .
— You almost redeemed yourself . You shouldn’t have overturned my kimchi jjigae .
— Kimchi jjigae?! It’s just soup! Hey, you’re hurting me!
Kang Yu gave Tae Hyun a hard look .
— What? — He heard something that didn’t fit in his head . — Are you saying it’s “just soup?”—
Bullshit . It’s bullshit .
You can’t use the word “just” to “kimchi jjigae” .
It’s unthinkable .
— It’s you . You’re saying it . That . Kimchi jjigae . Is only . Soup?!
— Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh saaave meee! —
It was time for more violent measures .
Kang Yu kicked a guy’s head like a soccer ball over and over . His whole face was covered with splatters of blood almost at once .
— Ahhh! Ahhhh! — Tae Hyun was moaning in pain .
Compared to Kang Yu, he should be superior in all respects . Accordingly, he shouldn’t be feeling this hellish pain .
But the pain was getting stronger and stronger .
— So, say it again . What do you think about kimchi jjigae?
— Oh… kimchi jjigae is a holy dish .
— That’s right, — Kang Yu said, nodding with a smile .
He grabbed the guy shivering in terror by his hair and quietly said it:
— Once again… What is kimchi jjigae?
— It’s a divine meal! — Tae Hyun answered with a tearful voice .
Kang Yu didn’t like that answer, and his face changed .
— You’re being too quiet .
— Kimchi jjigae is the best thing humankind ever came up with .
— You’re not putting your soul into words!
— Kimchi jjigae is a! Wonderful! Dish!
— Even louder! Like how believers pray to the Lord God! Like a guy in front of a girl he loves! Put your feelings into it!
— Kimchi jjigae is the best dish on Earth! — It was a scream turning into a shriek .
But it could not satisfy Kang Yu’s wish .
He bent over and shouted:
— Are you loud enough? No! Raise your voice to the seventh octave!
— Kimchi jjigae!!! — And then, when he broke his voice, he coughed up .
Kang Yu has awakened to the cruelty again .
— What did you just do? Aren’t you going to talk properly?
— I’m… sorry!
— Let’s do it one more time . Let’s do it again!!!
— Kimchi jjigaaaeee!!! The best!!! Dish!!!! — In this scream, he put all his remaining energy into it .
Now Kang Yu was happy and slammed the guy on his shoulder with a smile .
— Ugh… — Tae Hyun exhaled and cried .
He had tears and snot, and soon it all turned into a mess on his face .
— What the… Crazy person…