Santos smashes the cabin where we were loaded.
Fortunately, thanks to the styptic, no blood spilled, but my thighs still hurt terribly.
“hmm? “This guy…”
Santos looked at me, then suddenly came to his senses and shouted.
“Get on deck quickly!”
I feel like my stomach is turning.
I had worked at the dock at the dock, but I had never been on a ship before, so it was difficult for me to keep my balance. No, even an experienced sailor would have a hard time standing upright in the current situation.
“go! go! hurry! “My possessions!”
Santos and his crew shoved from behind.
It seemed like the crew of this ship had already boarded his pirate ship while rescuing other people.
I also moved quickly so as not to fall behind.
With the feeling that the world was turning upside down, my body rolled into a ball and rolled around.
I barely managed to grab hold of the threshold.
My body was sucked into the place where the water was rising. I felt like I had experienced all the misfortune that can be experienced in childhood.
‘You have to hold your breath.’
Water rising quickly.
First of all, I did what I could.
‘If I have to get out of here…’
The current was strong and the boat continued to sink.
No matter where you look, the chances of survival were close to zero.
Until someone shows up.
“Hahaha! Santos is coming!”
“you idiot! Come back!”
Someone’s warmth wrapping around my body.
But I already drank too much water.
I reached out my hand for warmth and hugged it.
‘I don’t want to die…’
I lost my mind.
“You don’t die.”
It was the last voice I heard before I lost consciousness.
* * *
When I woke up, the big ship was all gone. I was floating on a small board that I assumed was the wreckage.
“Are you awake?”
There was one more person on the board.
“You remember me. “How do you know my name?”
“Since you shouted my name like that…”
“Hmm… I thought I was so famous that even a kid like you knew about it.”
Santos was just like a cloud.
No matter what I said, it came back with a pleasant answer.
“After the storm, the sky and sea become as calm as a lie. “Isn’t it amazing?”
“…are we going to die?”
Santos rubbed my head.
“Why do you feel like you’re going to die? why?”
“Because this is on the sea and we are adrift without food.”
“But you know what?”
Santos lay down on the board and looked at the sky and talked.
“You and I survived that stormy, sinking ship. “On that turbulent night.”
He was right.
At a moment when all I could think of was the word death, his presence brought me to life.
“It doesn’t make sense for us to die in this nice weather.”
“… So you won’t die?”
“Why is it natural….”
“What is natural is natural. “That itself is the reason.”
I still don’t know what Santos means.
“Then why did you save me?”
“That too. “It’s natural.”
“… I don’t know what it means.”
“ha ha ha! Don’t question the Sea Man’s actions! Santos just did the obvious thing. ah! “Don’t even be thankful.”
“… I think it’s okay to be grateful. … hmm?”
I felt like my head was spinning and I fainted.
This was because I was not in good physical condition.
The cause of the problem was not only the wound on my thigh, but also the fact that it had been a while since I had a proper meal.
“Your body is a ball of fire.”
It was painful.
The end result, at best, is to die on a sea like this without anyone noticing.
As night fell, the waves got a little stronger.
I suddenly opened my eyes.
“Ah, are you awake?”
Santos was pressed against my body. It was sharing warmth.
“… what’s the matter.”
“My name is Kangseol.”
“… Oh, I didn’t even ask your name.”
“Don’t forget, don’t forget.”
He lifted my body up.
“Why did I go through so much trouble to say goodbye? Wasn’t it too much?”
“Look over there, snowfall.”
The direction Santos pointed was the horizon.
The point I took was the light.
“It is a star called the Sea Man.”
I listened to Santos’ story while holding on to my faint spirit.
“This sea is my universe, that light is a star wandering in space.”
I lost consciousness.
And when I opened my eyes again…
“You idiot! found! Hey everyone, come here and look down there, because the greatest idiot in the sea is flirting down there.”
“Hahaha! “Captain, I expected something this time too, but I did something stupid again!”
“What is that little boy next to me? “I think you’re hurt?”
“Where’s the rum? “If you put some in your mouth, it will get better.”
“Good luck if I don’t become as simple as you… Lower the rope!”
Santos hugged me and held on to the rope.
“Welcome to my ship, Snowfall.”
I have set foot on a new star.
* * *
As a 12-year-old, I was having an unforgettable time.
“port! Turn to port! “It’s crashing!”
“Rather bump into me! Damn snake head!”
There were times when the sea man fought against huge sea beasts.
“Hahaha! “It’s plunder!”
“If I rebel, will my pretty face get scratched?”
There was a time when they targeted the ships of wealthy people and plundered them.
“Make this place shiny.”
I settled in well on the boat.
Before mealtime, I helped with the cooking, swept the deck, and learned a little carpentry.
“Now, shall we practice looting today to become a great pirate?”
I healed my heart to the point where the words “I like you” came out of my mouth naturally.
The day Santos heard about my past, he cried.
“Ugh… so sad… How can someone endure such a thing at such a young age?”
“Shut up! Santos! “Let’s get some sleep!”
“Listen, this guy is…”
I was a little pirate.
The crew all accepted me.
The past and the serious wounds I experienced easily broke down the bars of their hearts.
“But it’s really great that you saved your friend!”
“Is it great? why? Of course…”
What he said suddenly came to mind.
An incident that I didn’t realize because it was something I had never thought deeply about.
– Natural things are natural. That itself is the reason.
“It was natural… it happened. “That’s…”
Now I think I understand why Yurim didn’t regret risking her life for her friend.
“Yes, that is natural. It’s difficult to take things for granted. But if you can do it…”
“You too are a man.”
I grew up on a boat.
Until I turned 15.
Santos was my captain, my teacher, and my father.
[Outspoken actions inspire courage.]
[Courage does not lead to actions, but actions lead to courage.]
[Enlightenment! Awakening new abilities.]
[Continuation: Awakening a man.]
One day, when my 15th birthday was just around the corner, I became seriously ill.
“You don’t know the cause?”
“I think there’s a problem with the horsepower. This is something I can’t do anything about. “You have to go to a skilled wizard.”
Santos said goodbye to me after I got up from my hospital bed and before the boat reached land.
“Don’t be like that… I don’t want to leave.”
“You have something different from others. “Something different from me and those idiots over there.”
“Is that why I have to leave?”
“You idiot, if you stay here, you’ll die! “Piracy is something people like me do, not people with a future like you!”
Santos was furious.
“Shouldn’t you try everything you can?”
“This is just a cage for you. You are a bird bigger than the cage. “You understand, right?”
“I’m not getting ready to leave. I’m getting ready to fly.”
I received a farewell gift from them.
They said goodbye after dropping me off on land.
“snowfall! Even if you succeed, don’t forget! “Your origins are pirates!”
“Ha ha ha ha ha! That’s something to be proud of. You can forget it! Something like us.”
“Stop talking while crying, idiot!”
I stopped and looked back at them.
They had their backs to the sunset.
“Can we meet again someday?”
At a time when everyone was silent, Santos shouted loudly.
“Even if it’s not here, the sea man wanders the universe! So…”
He smiled, showing all his teeth for me.
“Of course you idiot!”
* * *
The body’s magic attack cycle became shorter and shorter.
It was said that there was much more magical power sleeping in my body than others.
They said something would have to be done to stop the seizures, whether it was waking them up or getting rid of them.
‘My body… can’t hold on any longer…’
I went there after hearing news of a city where people wandering the continent were gathering.
It is the name of the city.
While walking around the city, I smelled someone’s scent.
‘Scent? No, this is….’
It feels like someone’s trace imprinted on my soul.
I chased after the woman who showed such signs.
A huge greatsword carried on his back.
But I don’t know who it is.
Maybe it’s a mistake.
If there was anything I gained from coming to Baluel, it was that a wizard who showed interest in my symptoms appeared.
“Pack your bags and we will go to the mountain cabin.”
He was confident he could fix my problem. I found out that he was a fairly famous wizard in the area. The reputation was also good.
To alleviate my symptoms, I followed him for now.
“Let’s say hello formally. “I am a snowman.”
‘…are you used to it?’
A somewhat familiar name.
He muttered as he checked the time with a pocket watch in his hand.
‘… uh? That pocket watch…’
Not only the wizard’s name but also the pocket watch was familiar. The feeling of déjà vu came all the time, but there were days when it got worse.
Just like today.
“What you will do here is simple. Prepare your meals so you can sit at the table at the scheduled time, and clean up at the scheduled time. And a certain amount of time a day will be set aside for your studies. “If you spend the time above faithfully, it won’t matter what you do with the rest of your time.”
“Is there anything I should pay attention to?”
“After observing your level, we will allow you to enter the lab. “Before that, don’t even go there.”
“And I eat a lot, so prepare plenty.”
If you don’t tell them not to do something, it’s okay.
Just do what you’re told and that’s it.
As the master of twisted positivity, I plan to keep it.
The days at the mountain cabin began.
“It’s meal time.”
“It’s meal time.”
There were no seizures while staying at the lodge.
They said that the magic I possessed stayed inside and made my body sick.
He said that if I learn the appropriate magic and take appropriate measures, my physical condition will soon return to normal.
I thought it was fortunate that I chose Snowman.
I really felt it painfully.
He did not interfere with me except at designated times.
However, he paid close attention to my studies.
“Your magical power does not show aptitude for just one thing. “There are as many as four.”
“I have a blessed body. “They are darkness, light, storm, and blood. They have completely different properties, but for some reason, they are seething in your body.”
I didn’t know why, but when I said yes, I just nodded.
“There are some similar attributes to the attributes I have learned, so please follow my teachings carefully.”
Time passed again at the mansion.