I fell asleep with Yoohyun’s faint voice in my ears . You bastard .
-Peep, peep .
The little bird sitting on Yoojin Han’s chest sang softly . Yoohyun looked down on his brother deep asleep .
One of the pills was a painkiller and fever reducer, but the other was a sleep inducer . It dropped from S class dungeons, and expert hunters would use them for sleep when their senses had become too sensitive after completing a dungeon .
The pill was known to relax the body and have psychological effects for deep sleep, but Yoohyun had not used it after he had bought the medicine . While he was allured to an intensive rest, he did not like his body to be out of his control .
“You shouldn’t take them so easily . ”
Yoohyun gently admonished his brother, but he would have been more bothered if Yoojin had suspected and resisted him . Yoohyun pressed the call button, and the call was answered shortly .
[Why are you asking me this instead of your brother?]
“He’s asleep . ”
[You must have put him to sleep . ]
Yoohyun did not comment on Hyunjae Sung’s piercing words .
“What happened to Taewon Song?”
[I wonder how you were at that place . ]
A question answered his question, and Yoohyun responded indifferently .
“I’m asking because I was not there . ”
[Can you send an S class scallion from your kitchen? I want to see one . ”
“What are you talking about?”
[If you really weren’t there, there must have been an S class scallion . ]
Yoohyun’s brow furrowed in Hyunjae Sung’s strange words .
“Tell me about Taewon Song since I need to decide what to do in the future . ”
[You don’t have to worry about chief Song . ]
Hyunjae Sung continued leisurely .
[He could not protect Yoojin against me . That would firmly fix Yoojin Han’s place for Taewon Song . ]
He would have been disturbed to see a sheep playing with a wolf and wonder if the sheep was a wolf in sheepskin . However, a sheep is a sheep if he was taken by a wolf despite a sheepdog’s protection .
[Of course, since a wolf is a wolf even if he’s pretending to be a sheepdog, a sheep could get hurt during protection . ]
Maybe I should send leader Song a comforting message . Yoohyun opened his mouth as he let Hyunjae Sung’s slow laugh pass .
“What did my brother ask you to not say to me?”
[So, he did keep it a secret from you . ]
Yoohyun breathed softly to control his anger as he heard Hyunjae Sung’s pitying voice . He knew something that Yoohyun did not . That bothered him to no end, and the back of his neck stiffened .
However, even if it was possible, Yoohyun could not remove Hyunjae Sung . That bastard held some meaning to Yoojin, and if he disappeared, his brother would push himself even further than he had been up to now .
Since Hyunjae Sung was efficient and useful, Yoohyun had to tolerate him if he was cooperatived with Yoojin .
“Please tell me . ”
There was a coherent reply this time to Yoohyun’s subdued voice .
[His chest wound . ]
[It was a scar that a B class healing skill was useless on . ]
If it were a flesh wound, healing skills lower than a B class would remove it cleanly . So, it was not an ordinary wound .
Yoohyun unconsciously clenched his teeth as he reached out to Yoojin .
The little bird pecked at his hand as if to let his nurturer sleep . The chick rolled and moved right next to Yoojin’s face and peeped as if to complain .
“Be quiet . ”
Yoojin would not wake easily, but if that chick incessantly peeped, who knows what would happen . Yoohyun tapped the little beak and unbuttoned his brother’s pajama top . There was a wound, as Hyunjae Sung had said . It was a cut near the heart, a recent one he had not seen .
Yoojin frowned and picked up a high-class potion to try, but even that could not remove the little scar .
“What is this?”
[Yoojin Han seems to be behind something fun again, but he’s keeping it a secret for now . I only know that it has to do something with a magic stone . If you concentrate, you can feel a faint aura of the magic stone from the wound . ]
Yoohyun placed his fingertips on the wound and concentrated as Hyunjae Sung had said . There was faint, strange magic .
He remembered that the monsters would only rush at Yoojin . Monsters are more aware of magic stones compared to humans . The magic stone detector was made using a monster’s skill . So, to monsters Yoojin Han was
‘a prey with an F class body but with a high-class magic stone…”
If Yoohyun could feel a faint aura, the magic stone was not a low to middle class magic stone . Even an S class hunter who is sensitive to magic had difficulties knowing the magic stone in a monster . Even an S class stone could not be felt if it was deeply embedded .
So, if the aura was anything to go by, the magic stone was at least an S class or stronger…
“What are you trying to do, Hyung?”
Yoohyun ended the call uneasily, and the phone fell on the bed with a thud .
My view was filled with white snowflakes falling when I opened my eyes . It was then that I knew this was a dream, as snow fell incessantly, and white branches reached out endlessly .
A tree from which snow fell .
‘I knew I would see this sooner or later . ’
Maybe because of my fear resistance skill, I had seldom dreamed of my little brother before my return .
However, my fear resistance level was lowered and dreams attacked you viciously as soon as you lower your guard .
I will probably get no sleep for a while . They had said that the skill would last for about four days, and since it was going to be twice as effective, it might last longer . I had so much to do and now everything was going haywire . Taewon Song, it is too much . Can you cancel the skill?
‘At least this place isn’t too bad . ’
Since it was a dream, the place would be different from reality, but I looked around to confirm in advance . While I could not move my body, I could shift the view . The snowfields were wide and barrenly empty . I seemed to be standing in the middle of a snowy field in the middle of nowhere .
I saw something then . A body that seemed too small was between the thick roots of the tree .
I take my words back . It was a nightmare . But I could not take my eyes off it, as I would in a common nightmare .