Mirei, who has hidden many things from him until now.
But you trust her and participate in this experiment? A typical transferor would reject the experiment if it were a hundred.
“I’ll do it.”
“I said I would do that experiment.”
As always, Kang Seol’s judgment was different from others’ expectations.
– Fake this;
– Just stand out. I don’t know if it’s Malachus or something, but
– Yes~ Even if I break the season, I’m going to get a real education from Malacus
– Yes~ I won’t be punished~ – Yes~ Stop it
– Yes~ Okay,
Well, okay. Then there is no need to waste time. “Hey, that’s my hideout.”
A wooden house was built in a row. Even though the surrounding vegetation obscures the view, it was built too openly.
“Isn’t that built too blatantly?”
“With a simple trick, hunters won’t be able to find it even if it’s right in front of them. Of course, that’s how it has been until now.”
Mirei stretched and said.
“It won’t be long before they find this place. Especially Malachus is a man who doesn’t know how to give up. The problem is that that persistence applies to me. “The plan is to find this place sooner or later and hunt us down.”
“So are we starting the experiment right away?”
“That’s not right. “There is no time, but there is one important step left before that.”
“This experiment won’t be solved just because you’re prepared. The opponent must also be prepared. Besides, you don’t even know how this experiment works. Now that I say it, he really is a helpless b*stard. “Did you agree to do the experiment without knowing exactly what it was?”
– I’ll do it.
– Experiment… yes?
Kang Seol asked.
“I can guess the general idea. Do you mean to do something while in suspended animation?”
“That’s correct. You have insight. I’m already prepared to die, right? Now, let me tell you exactly how the experiment goes.”
Mirei asked Kang Seol a simple question.
“What do you think awaits you after death?”
“I do not know.”
“Yeah, I don’t know that even though I’m dead. Maybe even your shadows won’t remember this? Are they really wandering forever in an endless world of nothingness, or is there really a world only for the dead and they stay there? “You don’t know because you don’t remember.”
She grinned and placed her hand on Kang Seol’s nervous shoulder.
“But don’t worry, the lyrics-inducing device described in the manual won’t kill you. “By putting them in a state close to death, we can only get a glimpse into their deeper consciousness.”
“I’m talking about the darkest, deepest part of you. That part that is expressed with the heart, not the head. Anyway, there are some side effects during this process…”
“Ha, are there any side effects?”
“huh. The pain is so severe that it is difficult to enter deeper consciousness. “If you try 100 times, you might succeed once?”
“… Didn’t you say you didn’t have time?”
“Voila! That’s why you need this medicine.”
The item she took out was Gunt’s sleeping pill.
“You’re not going to feed that to me, are you?”
“huh. “That’s right.”
– I will stop.
– Experiment… yes?
Gunt’s medicine puts people to sleep and turns them into smelly, pus-filled monsters.
What Mirei is saying now is that she is giving that medicine to Kangseol.
“Did you turn?”
“calm down. Why is this a drug? Last time, I was able to obtain a very small amount of this drug, so I analyzed its ingredients and found that as long as the user can wake up on their own, no aftereffects will occur. In other words, if you can control it, it is a very effective sleeping pill and the ultimate painkiller.”
“Isn’t that about when you can wake up?”
“Then you won’t wake up? “If I don’t wake up, I’ll die?”
“Is that what I want?”
“Don’t be too scared. The apnea induction device and this drug work well together. “We make up for each other’s shortcomings.”
“I don’t think this is such a romantic story… Anyway, so?”
Mirei raised one finger.
“Well, first you will take this medicine and enter into your deep consciousness through the apnea induction device.”
Another finger came up.
“And not just you, but even one of your shadows.”
“Even the shadows?”
“Yes, from the beginning, this was an experiment to explore the coexistence of shadows and summoners.”
“But why is there only one?”
“That’s obvious. Because the lyrics guidance device is for two people.”
“If you want to force other shadows to intervene, you can do so, but since you don’t know what side effects will occur, you have to pretend it doesn’t exist for now.”
“All right. “What next?”
“Your deep consciousness, as I said before, will bring out your terrible regrets and memories. And then they’ll try to hold you there. “Once you get out of there, the experiment is over.”
“It’s simpler than you think.”
“Isn’t that the process? Conquering the world is also easy to hear. So what you’re going to do now is decide which shadow you’re going to go in with while I prepare for the ritual.”
* * *
Karen Karuna and Jamad.
The three came out of the hiding place with snowfall looking dissatisfied.
“You couldn’t leave the shadow space after that hunter b*stard appeared?”
“Master, that guy is dangerous. “I cannot protect you.”
This was my first time talking with them after being chased by Malachus, so we talked about various things.
“Master, do you really have to do this? “Can’t I do it?”
“I feel the same way as Karen. “It’s dangerous to have to deal with the Shadow Hunters again, but this experiment seems even more dangerous now.”
Kang Seol nodded.
“I know, but you have to do it.”
“It will be a great help in achieving my goal.”
“… It can’t be helped. “Then you should do it.”
There was no time for this.
The experiment had to proceed immediately as soon as preparations were completed.
“I have to decide who will come in with me. “Everyone heard the process of this experiment, right?”
The shadow that entered deep consciousness with the snowfall had to face another death like that.
“I don’t want to die…”
“Speaking of which, what does it feel like to die?”
“Is the owner curious about that?”
“It’s natural to be curious about death.”
“Hmm… So what it feels like is that the ground I was standing on suddenly disappears.”
A somewhat ambiguous feeling.
Karen put her hand to her chin and tried to explain.
“So shuuuk… kwaaang… Anyway, it feels like nothing is holding me up?”
“What supports it disappears… and?”
“Actually, that’s what my death was all about. I was so angry that the whole world turned red and I slowly lost consciousness without realizing it. “That’s it.”
“What else do you remember? “Is there no such thing as life after death?”
“Do you believe that? Well, what could there be? But I don’t remember. Have your memories been erased?”
“I also became conscious for a moment after the world turned black and then lost consciousness. “It feels like there’s nothing special about it.”
“I agree. There’s nothing special about dying. “Because it is the fate that all living things face.”
Considering their stories, it seemed like there was no need to worry too seriously about the future.
‘Because you will experience it anyway.’
While Kang Seol was thinking this, Karen spoke up.
“I’ll go there.”
“I’m going to go in with the owner of that thing, whether it’s a gas-inducing device or something.”
“No, Karen. “Not as good as you.”
Karuna objected to her words.
“Didn’t you hear? That it will bring out the most painful memories. “If you go in, what memories do you think will come out of your mind?”
Memories of being taken over by usurpers.
It was obvious even without looking at it, but would I be able to overcome it?
Karen was not confident.
“So I’ll go.”
“No, you can’t either.”
This time Jamad opposed Karuna’s opinion.
“I don’t remember anything other than what happened to Montra. So…”
“What if deep consciousness brings out your erased memories?”
“If you bring up memories you never knew about and torment you, you too can break down.”
“That won’t happen….”
“Can we really say that it won’t happen? “This isn’t just about your life, it’s about all of our lives.”
Jamard stood up.
“I remember the entire process from the moment I was born until now. No matter what memories haunt me, I can escape. Because I overcame them all.”
“No one has any complaints, right? “Then I guess I’ll go in.”
– Each one was anxious to die;
– But if the summoned creatures do that, the summoner will be heartbroken.
– Get out of my way! I’m going to die!
Mirei announced that the experiment was ready. Snowfall and Jamard entered the treehouse of the hideout.
“The device looks scary.”
She brushed off Snow and Jamard’s complaints with a sheepish smile, then wrapped chains around their bodies and locked them.
“What are you doing woman?”
“It would be embarrassing if they went on a rampage and destroyed the device before they could escape.”
“joy! “There’s no way this Jamard can’t get out.”
“One thing to note before you go in.”
“We will identify the most horrific parts of each other’s memories. In the process, we understand each other. But you shouldn’t help others carelessly.”
“If you carelessly interfere with the other person’s memories just because you are helping them, not only the other person but yourself can be eaten. Then we all die.”
Kang Seol looked at the medicine that was falling asleep.
The expression on his face couldn’t have been so good as he knew how dangerous that item was.
Mirei said while looking at the snowfall.
“Trust me, junior. This is not only for my research, but it will definitely be a good opportunity for you as well. “Please believe that I never mean to put you in danger.”
“… All right.”
[Obtain the helper ‘Shadow Summoner Mirei’.]
[‘Shadow Summoner Mirei”s level is Hero.] [
Helpers have a chance to appear in every adventure.]
[They provide help to the player depending on their favorability.]
With those words, she joined as a helper. Kang Seol confirmed that a message had come to mind and nodded.
The sleeping medicine flowed into Snowfall and Jammad’s mouths.
The sound of the lyrics induction device turning was heard.
My sense of reality gradually began to fade away.
“Then, I hope you have a good time in the sea of oblivion and nothingness.”
The world turned black with the sound of a light bulb exploding.
– Ah, why are we left here?
– AC… I need to sleep.
– I knew it would be like this ㅅㅂ
* * *
There was a sound like water falling in a dark and damp space.
[Daburg, the end of the plateau, has asked you a question. How would you answer?]
1. This was not my will.
2. That’s right, Daburg. You will die here today.
3. Calm down Daburg.
4. I’m sorry that things happened this way. But isn’t it your fault too?
“Number 2. “I’ll choose number 2.”
“is it so. “If we’ve come this far, it’s right to end our relationship with Daburg, right?”
“good choice! ha ha ha!”
Kang Seol nodded.
Before he knew it, the snowman mask was on his face.
He was back in his prime, a fighter who never gave up.
Several options came to mind.
“no. 1. “I’ll take number 1.”
“Now is the perfect time!”
“Let’s make it number three.”
“If you just look at it, you don’t make a single mistake?”
“This is why…”
Finally, Snowfall’s words succeeded in striking Daburg.
[Daburg begs for your mercy. An unexpected situation. What ending will you give him?]
1. There is no mercy. It gives the end.
“cancer! “Even if you try to save him, you will only end up in regret.”
“Daburg died here, a man who ate up many of my words!”
“I never thought I would see Daburg die with my own eyes.”
“Come here and take a look, everyone! “Because the Snowman defeated Daburg today!”
“lie! “Daburg is dead?”
It was always like that.
I was always surrounded by them. Receiving countless praises and adoring gazes.
Among them, there were some who expected it to fall and others who were jealous.
But that didn’t matter to Kang Seol.
‘It’s okay as long as it’s fun.’
The horse moves.
‘Huh? Now that I think about it…’
It seemed like a certain memory would keep coming back to me.
‘Troll, little troll….’
A memory of a little troll from a long time ago.
And the memories I had with him.
“What’s wrong, Snowman?”
Kang Seol smiled.
“it’s nothing. Just for a moment…”
I remember helping that troll.
“I think I forgot something. I guess it was my imagination. Please continue.”