As sighs flowed from the group’s mouths as if they had been waiting, an awkward atmosphere was created.
– Yes… it’s always been that way.
– This is it… It’s been a while since I’ve had this reaction.
– I’ll turn that ridicule into cheers!
Han So-mi realized this and smiled awkwardly.
“Ha… Haha… It’s as if you made it so salty haha… I didn’t do that on purpose, oppa.”
“Hey, Gaegyeongtaek. “Please listen to me and say something.”
“I think we’re in big trouble.”
“hey! wanna die?”
“Oh what! The reality is, so what should I do? “Are you trying to find something positive here?”
“That’s not it…”
Kang Seol asked the group who were arguing noisily.
“What’s the problem?”
Jo Kyung-taek scratched his head and answered.
“The two who died peacefully were the vanguard of the party. “Momppang’s body was shattered and he died, so we’re left in the dark.”
“Well, actually, that’s true. Whichever of the five died would have been a problem. The option of fighting an unknown enemy was gone, but when Seol’s brother appeared, I thought for a moment that there was hope. Ah, there is an older sister in front of me, but since fairies are not transferors…”
Since they have a new power called Kang Seol, they expect to be able to come up with a new answer in a situation where there was no answer. It was done.
‘It’s difficult because he’s a summoner.’
This is the summoner’s perception.
A job where whether you’re in a party or not doesn’t really matter.
Kang Seol didn’t bother to say anything about their perception. You won’t believe it unless you show it anyway.
“It was better. This way, you can just focus on your goal without being distracted. Isn’t that right, Gyeongtaek?”
“… That’s right. “From the beginning, I was going to do that regardless of whether my brother came or not.”
What is their goal?
“What is your current goal?”
“Do you know where this is?”
“Isn’t it a great forest?”
“Yes. “Is this your second adventure?”
“Yes, our first adventure was also in the Great Forest. “It seems like he happened to be nearby and got caught up in an unexpected adventure.”
“As expected… I guess you entered the Great Forest alone?”
“It’s clumsy, it’s clumsy. Are you as relieved as usual? Like, ‘It’s an area that doesn’t usually have any problems, so a solo adventure would be okay.’”
Han So-mi judged Kang Seol’s situation on her own, nodding her head with an expression that seemed like she knew how to feel.
I thought it would be perfect to tap him on the shoulder while doing that.
As if I were a detective.
Kang Seol chuckled and joined in.
“How did you know?”
“uh? Of course… because we did that, right?”
– I’m proud! Haha
– It was a guess based on experience.
“Hmm… Anyway, you said you know that this is the middle of the forest… Can you predict the exact location?”
“… Are you very close to the center?”
“That’s correct. Wow, it’s creepy….”
“Don’t make a fuss, sister. “Anyone can predict that much.”
“Shut up, Gae Gyeong-taek! “Don’t interrupt everything your sister says.”
Kang Seol asked.
“Aren’t you two living together for a long time?”
“We are sick of each other. “He’s just climbing up.”
“Isn’t it funny that we’re one year older than each other and they climb up and all?”
“Where is this…”
The situation became noisy again.
Kyeong-taek Cho and So-mi Han, who were arguing, stopped when Kang Seol looked bored.
“This place seems surprisingly close to the center of the forest. “We ended up here because our guide died along with us.”
“Weren’t you planning on going into the center?”
“Are you crazy? Why are you going in there? I want to get out of here as soon as possible. “I want to take a quick bath in hot bath water.”
The center of the Great Forest was densely populated with monsters for unknown reasons. Also, in most cases, I never left that place.
“Is the place where those vanguards died close to here?”
“Ah yes. The trouble was that they conducted reconnaissance so sincerely that they entered deep into the area. “It’s okay to just pretend to do it in the first place.”
“This is just my monologue, so don’t worry about it, brother.”
– I can hear it, but how can I not pay attention lol
– He’s also an unusual kid.
“If you’re close to the center of the Great Forest… your top priority now would be to return to Nobira.”
“Yes, I guess… I don’t know if the monsters that came out will catch up with us, but based on the most hopeful circuit, we can reach a safe place in at most 3 days or at least 2 days.”
“We have to increase the distance for about 2 or 3 days to avoid the chase, or secretly move to Nobira…” “
Yes, after that, it wasn’t a large-scale monster invasion, and I don’t know its identity, but a fairly powerful monster came out, so it’s Nobira.” You will be able to respond. The adventurers who evacuated this time are gradually coming back, so that’s enough.”
That would be enough for the role of a scout.
“Now then, let’s plan a route to return.”
* * *
Han So-mi spoke not long after the group headed to Nobira.
“It would be nice if it just continued like this.”
“Would you say something ominous like that?”
It was then.
Everyone except Kang Seol and Karen covered their ears and put their heads to the ground.
The monster was not far away.
Snowfall scratched her chin and waited for them all to wake up again.
“Huh… Hah… Did you hear that?”
“It’s absolutely amazing. “What kind of monster sound is that?”
“Oh, I want to go back quickly… Is it still far?”
“We are leaving now, right?”
Shin Mun-ho looks timid.
He remained quiet the whole time while others expressed their opinions.
“As expected… did I move too hastily? Should I have waited and moved during the day?”
“I don’t know what that monster is, so I don’t know which decision is right.”
“Yes? “Then we should keep going, right?”
Kang Seol said.
“First of all, it is important to get as far away from the center as possible. Even if the worst happens and you encounter monsters, you only have to deal with them if you stay away from the center.”
“The monster I encountered is too much for me right now, so it’s better to avoid encountering it as much as possible… I understand what you said.”
“… Let’s get out of this place as carefully as possible.”
So they slowed down towards Nobira to avoid attracting the monster’s attention.
Although the speed slowed down a bit, it was steadily moving forward, and since it continued to walk without saying a word, the distance from its initial location was already considerable.
No, actually, it would be inappropriate to say it already.
It had already been a long time since dawn, and considering the time we had walked, it was not a small amount of time.
I felt a slight vibration in the ground, as if something huge was moving in the distance.
“I don’t know if the other transferees who came out to scout will get caught up in it.”
“You should worry about us first.”
“Haha… I guess so? Oppa, but I keep walking and I’m getting tired. “It’s been a while since I haven’t been able to sleep or eat properly.”
“… Let’s take a rest.”
“Is that so?”
Karen found a suitable place and gestured.
“It would be hard to find it here because it’s covered in bushes.”
“Hehe… I’m glad.”
“First of all, I’m so sleepy and hungry.”
“Now, let’s close our eyes for a moment and then let’s go.”
They settled down in a fairly spacious space hidden by bushes.
“Ha… I think I’ll buy it. When will we move again?”
This came about because there were no special attacks at night.
Kang Seol answered.
“It seems more dangerous during the day, so let’s rest like this and move when the sun goes down.”
“There will be quite a bit of time left. Ugh… I’ll get some sleep, but I’m hungry.”
“Have we run out of food?”
“All the food I had was gone. There are a lot of things that were crushed along with those vanguards. Originally, we would have been able to become self-sufficient in the forest, but as you know, we went looking for food and ended up becoming food…”
Everyone looked listless.
The way to make humans unhappy as quickly as possible is to starve them. It seemed like it had been a long time since they had a proper meal.
“Do you have a favorite food?”
“I’m hungry for no reason in this situation…”
“Do you have any food?”
“It’s not like it doesn’t exist.”
“really? Then, can you give me at least a little bit of dried food? “I’ll soak it in water and eat it.”
“Do you want to eat something?”
“I? “I like meat the best.”
“They said Gyeongtaek was a part-time worker at a meat restaurant. “I heard you worked as a server at a restaurant while thinking about what to do after graduating from high school.”
“My older sister was in her third year of college.”
“hey! “Who’s going to tell me!”
“So who wants to tell me about my past?”
“Why don’t you drink water! Shouldn’t we applaud him for taking on the challenge with determination? And there aren’t that many of my classmates who went to college before me and are still alive. huh? okay? This is how independent my sister is. “It’s like surviving alone!”
“Hoo… So you’re telling me about your life experiences due to being one year older than me?”
“My brother. Excuse me, but if you’re not busy, why don’t you kill the monster named Gae Gyeong-taek with me? “I will pay you generously.”
“I’ll give you twice as much, so please drop that sister into the fire pit of hell first.”
The question Kangseol just asked was clearly what he wanted to eat. But why did the conversation get to the point where people are killing each other?
He smiled without realizing it.
It reminded me of my younger siblings when I was in daycare.
– Ah, Seol’s oppa! Look at him!
– Ebebebebe! I’m telling my brother again! As early as one day, you’ll be sleeping, fat boy! Oh my gosh, look at this guy!
– and! Sir… I’m more annoyed because it’s childish! Why don’t you come here?
– Hit me?
– I’ll show you what a girl crush is. I will destroy you! – Evil! evil! What kind of power… Stop hitting me!
It was a blurry memory now.
Snowfall was immersed in a lingering feeling for a moment as the memories of that time and the current situation overlapped.
“Have you been starving for a while?”
“Uh… a little over a day?”
“wait. “I’ll try to make something that won’t be a burden.”
“yes yes? “You’re making it?”
The snowfall instantly created a small hole and a warming stone was placed in it. This was because if you burn firewood, monsters may notice this place and come.
“Uh… is that mosquito repellent?”
“It’s an odor blocking scent, you idiot. Don’t adventurers know anything about that? How did you survive until now? huh? Please….”
“Sister, I just asked you if it was mosquito repellent. Are you preparing to hate me?”
When the insulating stone was overloaded, a small noise was heard from the insulating stone.
One of the things I learned while making and eating food was how to use insulating stones.
Overloading the insulating stone like this made it excellent firewood for a short time.
It was a disposable method because it could not be used again later.
A small pot was set up on the insulating stone, and the ingredients in Kangseol’s bag of ingredients were put into it one by one.
Since I cleaned it in advance and put it in the food bag, I didn’t ask for any separate cleaning.
‘The items I bought at the madness store are quite useful.’
Snowfall’s food ingredients bag was something I bought from Janet at the Madness Store. An excellent item that maintains the freshness of food ingredients.
The price wasn’t that expensive either. Of course, from Kang Seol’s perspective, it was like that.
A little time passed and a damp scent wafted out.
Their noses found the scent unfamiliar.
“Uh… uh… did you cook too?”
“My talent is cooking.”
“Oh my God, there was someone who chose talent like that? I thought it was just for decoration! “There was cleaning in the next row, so I…”
“Hey!” Is that something you would say in front of the person serving you food? “Oppa, you chose it because family men are the trend these days, right?”
– What is that sullen expression? Han So-mi haha
– They are so innocent haha
– Waiting next to the man haha
The dish was soon completed.
[The dish is finished.]
[The porridge with pickled venison and chopped vegetables is ready.]
[It smells good. The cooking was successful.]
[My cooking skills have improved a bit.]
Gyeong-taek said, swallowing his saliva.
“Why do I keep killing someone? Tsk tsk….”
“Huh? “Oh no, it’s just the smell…”
Han So-mi saw that and made fun of it again.
“Look at his face getting red. I can’t come to my senses because I’m talking to a pretty girl. It’s just that. I understand, sister. “It’s because he hasn’t met a woman yet.”
“… let’s not talk.”
Kang Seol scooped up a bowl of porridge and served it to them.
something hot slowly went down into their stomachs.
And the response that came back was this.
“Seol, I will eat well. This is so delicious. “Can I sell it?”
“I guess being a summoner is pretty cool?”
“The summoner is a great help to the party. I didn’t know. “Who’s telling you?”
– yes? Have you not been summoned yet?
– And you were the one who said it was boring lol
– Summoners have to learn how to cook together… Memo…
Han So-mi laughed heartily while eating the porridge, as if she found this situation funny.
“I’m really lucky to have met you. “I didn’t know I’d be eating something like this before I got back.”
“It’s no big deal.”
“no no. Really lucky. “I don’t think anything will happen until I get back.”
– If you say that, it will definitely happen.
– Crossing the line…
Gyeongtaek Cho helped.
“There’s still an empty spot, but who’s going to set us up for a surprise adventure again?”
– Garbage b*stard hahaha
– ??? : Ah, I’ll have to live it first and see.
Han So-mi sympathized.
“It would be perfect if just that person came here.”
“that person? “Oh…”
Kangseol asked, curious about what the two were talking about.
“Don’t you know? I’m the one who saved all the people who were captured by Yognatun this time.”
The speed at which Snowfall scooped up the spoon gradually slowed down.