A few days ago, Hyunji Lee took a break after eating dinner and went out for a light walk.
It was close to midnight, but I couldn’t stay up late due to all sorts of disturbing thoughts due to employment issues, so I made sure to exercise before going to bed.
This is because when I was tired, I was able to sleep without thinking about anything else.
Perhaps because it was late, there were not many people in the dark local park.
But Hyunji Lee didn’t care.
There were a lot of residential areas surrounding the park, so it was an environment where anyone would come running out if you screamed.
After running a few laps in the park, I was about to return home feeling refreshed, but suddenly I felt extremely thirsty.
I think it was because I ate a little salty dinner.
Hyeonji Lee remembered that there was a vending machine near the park restroom and walked towards it.
However, there were customers at the vending machine.
Normally I wouldn’t have cared who was there, but that day was a little different.
A huge shadow that could never be thought of as a person was standing in front of the vending machine.
The height, much taller than a vending machine, was terrifying.
‘What is that…’
He paused for a moment, but Hyunji Lee realized what it was and started walking again.
The person in front of the vending machine was a dungeon person.
I knew it was a hot topic these days, but this was my first time seeing it in person.
Hyunji Lee began to approach the vending machine little by little with a curious feeling.
“Wow, you have no fear. How did you plan on getting close?”
Kim Min-ji was impressed as she broke Lee Hyun-ji’s reminiscence.
Hyunji Lee shrugged and continued reminiscing again.
When I got closer, I saw that the Dungeon Man had a strange combination of appearance, with the head of a dog and the body of a bear.
He was wearing a white dress shirt that I didn’t know where he got it from, dress pants, and even a tie.
Seeing him wearing clothes made Hyunji Lee strangely feel a little relieved.
When it felt like the other person had a minimum cultural pattern, it felt like a ‘person’ rather than a ‘strange creature’.
This was the expected effect of dressing monsters in dungeon management, but Hyunji Lee did not realize it until then.
As I got closer, I saw that the Dungeon Man was standing in front of the vending machine, staring at the drink aimlessly.
I waited for a while, wondering if I was choosing something to drink, but as the time got longer and longer, Hyunji Lee became unable to hold back her thirst.
“Can I use it first?”
The dungeon worker was standing stiffly with a slightly nervous attitude, but when Lee Hyun-ji spoke to him, he was startled and took a step back.
Then he moved it slightly out of the way as if to use the vending machine.
He slightly lowered his head, chose a drink, put money in it, and pressed the button, but suddenly he felt that the dungeon person was watching his actions closely.
‘You don’t know how to use a vending machine? But now that you’ve seen it, you know.’
As Lee Hyun-ji guessed, she took a drink and took a step back, and this time the dungeon person approached the vending machine.
The dungeon man eagerly took out a bill that felt too small from his pocket and stuffed it into the bill slot.
However, there was no way that bills that were not unfolded properly would fit.
The back of the dungeon person who had been fighting with the vending machine for a while gradually became damp.
Thinking that maybe it was because he was looking at her, Hyunji Lee carefully asked a question as she threw the drink she had finished into the trash can.
“Can I help you here?”
Maybe this dungeon dweller is also thirsty.
Lee Hyun-ji, who had been suffering from thirst just a moment ago, didn’t seem like it was a problem. I felt a bit pitiful.
The dungeon person was very embarrassed and held out a bill as if he had decided on something.
Lee Hyun-ji took it and naturally put it in, and he was very impressed.
“You can choose what you want to eat and press the button here.”
In case he didn’t understand what I was saying, he even pretended to press the button, and the dungeon person nodded as if he understood.
Then, the dungeon person carefully pressed the drink button, and the drink fell out with a clatter.
The dungeon person who bent down and picked it up was very upset. He raised his drink high with a proud expression. He
looked so happy that even Hyunji Lee felt like he was happy. As if
drawing drinks was fun, the dungeon person pressed the button until the remaining balance was used up and drew a total of 8 drinks. And
at that time, someone rushed out of the bathroom.
“Oh, I’m sorry. Oh, there’s a civilian there. I’m sorry! You were surprised, right?”
It was a middle-aged woman with short, bobbed hair who looked to be in her 40s.
She came bustling over, wiping her wet hands on her clothes, and bowed her head towards Lee Hyun-ji.
“I’m really sorry. My stomach suddenly hurt so much…”
“Oh, it’s the bathroom, there’s nothing I can do about it. “Nothing happened.”
It’s a physiological phenomenon, so there’s nothing you can do about it.
When Hyunji Lee answered with a nonchalant expression, the manager looked relieved.
“I have an irritable stomach, so I suddenly felt really urgent. It was right before something big happened. Thank you so much for your understanding.”
The manager politely lowered himself again, glanced back at the dungeoner standing there, and then exclaimed in surprise.
“oh my god! What are all those drinks? Are you thirsty? Oh, by the way, you probably don’t know how to use a vending machine.”
“I told you.”
When the manager turned to look at himself, the Dungeoner gently held out a handful of drinks he was holding in his arms. It
seemed like he meant to take them.
The manager’s eyes filled with emotion when he saw that.
“Oh my, Mr. Beacon. “Thank you so much. Were you worried because I looked bad? You wanted to feed me something. Aren’t you so kind?”
Hyunji Lee nodded to the manager who looked at herself and asked for agreement.
“That’s right. Really.”
“This is also fate, would you like to have a drink here?”
The manager picked up two drinks from Beacon’s arms and held out one of them. It was the most expensive can. He had just finished
emptying the entire can, but Lee Hyun-ji was pushed by the force and took the drink without thinking.
“I poured it out . “I need to drink some electrolyte drinks. Phew, I think I’ll buy some though.”
Lee Hyun-ji, who was looking at the manager who was slowly tilting the can, suddenly realized that the dungeon person was still looking at her and the manager. The
gaze was a bit burdensome, but honestly, it was true that she was curious. It was like meeting a half-celebrity.
“Is that name Beacon? ?”
“Ah. Yes! I am a Beast King type dungeon person I am managing. It has been two weeks since socialization began, so today is the second integration practice.”
“This is training where you go out with your manager and get used to society. Once you are fully acclimated, you take a test and after a few reviews, you can work on your own. Compared to humanoid dungeon dwellers, beast king type dungeon dwellers tend to have stricter tests and conditions. are you.”
“Aha, I see….”
“Usually, people work at a dungeon management branch selling items, but there are many dungeon workers who pursue other jobs to pursue their dreams.”
Lee Hyun-ji suddenly felt miserable.
Dungeon people who are not familiar with this world also go to work to find their dreams, but what am I?
I couldn’t get a job and I felt like I was a person who wasn’t needed in the world.
When Lee Hyun-ji’s expression suddenly calmed down, the manager was a little embarrassed and quickly changed the topic.
“By the way, do you live in this area?”
“Okay, let’s take a short night walk. “I was just about to go in after jogging.”
“Evening exercise is nice!”
“yes. Oh, by the way, are you still working until now?”
I heard that it was a good dungeon management company, but it was a company that worked people until late at night like this.
Realizing the meaning in Lee Hyun-ji’s gaze, the manager hurriedly waved his hand.
“It’s not overtime. Since I trained at a time when there were fewer people, my working hours became like this. During the day, when there are a lot of people and people react sharply, the dungeon also becomes more sensitive. I left for work today at 10pm. After working 4 hours, you can hand over the dungeon worker to the dorm and then go home. “The treatment is good.”
“I see. “I hope you like it.”
Hyeonji Lee’s distraught mood did not go away.
It’s rude to talk like this.
Meeting the dungeon person was amazing, but I felt like I should cut off the conversation at this point and go in.
However, the manager carefully questioned Lee Hyun-ji’s reaction.
“Are you worried about something?”
“Just some thoughts. Because I haven’t found a job yet. “It’s not easy.”
Hyunji Lee was startled by the words that came out without her knowledge.
I guess I wanted to talk to someone out of frustration.
Normally, I wouldn’t complain like this to someone I’m meeting for the first time, but…
“That’s really hard. “I know how you feel because I had to take a career break.”
The manager surprisingly listened to Lee Hyun-ji’s complaints.
The skill was so dazzling that Hyeonji Lee soon revealed not only her personal information, but also her department and her friendships.
By the time I came to my senses, I had already revealed a secret I hadn’t even told my friend of ten years.
“Hyunji Lee, by any chance… don’t you want to work at dungeon management?”
Hyeonji Lee was very embarrassed by the sudden proposal.
It was an unexpected company and an unexpected proposal.
However, the manager smiled as if he knew how Hyunji Lee felt and left a business card.
“It’s almost time for me to get off work, so I think I should go. “This is my business card. Please contact me if you are interested.”
“Oh, I don’t even have the qualifications….”
“Ah, what are the qualifications? Lee Hyun-ji met me today and didn’t leave once. Even though there was such a big dungeon person in front of me. Is that all? You know Miju and you even talked about your personal life comfortably. “If this person doesn’t become the dungeon manager, who will? Please contact me.”
With those words, the manager suddenly left.
When Hyunji Lee returned home, she fiddled with her business card and drink as if possessed by something.
The temperature of the cold drink didn’t feel too bad.
And two days later. Hyunji Lee contacted the number on his business card and said,
“That’s how it happened.”
After Hyeonji Lee finished speaking, her friends looked as if they had just watched some kind of drama.