“Has it already been a year?”
“Um… it’s already happened like that?”
Shin Rip and Shin Hyeon saw off Kang Seol and Shin Yu through the second gate. That was a whopping year ago.
“A year… would be quite a long time there.”
“Hehehe, is this enough to make you think you like the place and are planning to buy it?”
Shin Lip shook his head for a moment.
“I wonder if there might be a problem…”
Shinhyeon also frowned and gave weight to that opinion.
“It’s like this… They are smart children, so they would have realized it was a dream a long time ago, but seeing as there is no news…”
He looked at Shinrip with fearful eyes.
“Should I intervene?”
“Maybe there’s a problem and we’re the only ones waiting inside?”
“We’ll have to wait a little longer. If you mess with it carelessly, you could actually mess up the situation. “You may make a mistake so big it will bite you to the bone.”
“Because I hate being resented. “My brother, too.”
“Ugh… resentment… Are you afraid of resentment now?”
Shin Lip said with a self-deprecating smile.
“After death, what I wanted gradually became clearer. “I have almost achieved what I wanted, and now there is only one thing left.”
“If there’s one thing… well, it’s him.”
They had brothers.
A brother with an incredible talent that makes all the talents around him eclipse.
“Now that I think about it, Shinyu… I don’t know if he’s doing well.”
“I don’t know. “You might become an unprecedented prosecutor there.”
“It must be difficult because he has a bit of a bear-like side to him and doesn’t even know what mistake he made…”
“But I hope he makes it in an easy manner.”
“You committed it?”
Shin Rip laughed at Shin Hyeon’s question.
“Because I lost my body at a young age. Didn’t you think it was nothing? In fact, it probably won’t be like that…”
Xinyu lost his life when he was very young.
Because of that, I was unable to experience what I should have experienced.
It is pain and awareness.
I couldn’t accept death as death and always thought there was a next time.
Just like yourself.
But not everyone had that opportunity.
“Isn’t it still amazing?”
“What do you mean?”
“The way he has changed. “I never thought the guy who seemed like he would never leave our side would walk through the gate on his own feet.”
“You must be worried because of that guy who went in with you.”
“Hehehe… You mean snowfall.”
“It’s really amazing… a lot of things have changed because of that guy. Shinyu, that kid is like that too.”
“There is a saying that the reason the seasons change is because there are people… Because change begins with people.”
“If he does this again….”
That was then.
Shinrip and Shinhyeon’s eyes crossed as the vibration rose through the ground.
“It was quite long.”
* * *
Kang Seol was not the only one who escaped from the dream.
Belian and Veldre.
“Aaaah! I… I… Ugh….”
One arm spread out.
Unlike Kang Seol, the rest except Shin Yu were suffering from aftereffects from the dream.
The door opened from the inside.
Shin Rip and Shin Hyeon appeared.
“It’s been a while! “Okay… where…”
One side was vomiting and the other side was strangely silent.
Shinhyeon, who sensed something was wrong, asked Shinrip.
“Hehehe… Um… Was your brother like this too? “Maybe I’m so blind that I can’t remember…”
“No, because not all dreams are the same. “Let’s ask the kid standing there just fine.”
“But again, the atmosphere was strangely difficult to approach…”
Snowfall’s atmosphere had changed.
Before, the changes in facial expressions were only slight, but now the facial expressions are unreadable.
Before the brothers showed up, Kangseol lifted the yaksha state.
Shin Rip and Shin Hyeon approached him and asked.
“It seems like you are the only child who is fine. So, did you get what you wanted in your dream?”
Kang Seol naturally nodded.
“…Then there’s no need to say more. Where… Shinyu!”
Shinyu was still lying around.
As Shinhyeon approached to pick him up, Shinyu scribbled on the ground.
– Leave me alone for a moment.
“hmm? Are you a teenager? “I guess you can figure it out.”
Shinhyeon came back to Kangseol, leaving Shinyu alone.
“So, can I hear the story about what happened inside?”
Kang Seol described what she experienced from her own perspective as plainly as possible.
Shin Lip’s expression was dark throughout the story.
“That wicked guy ended up using Shinyu.”
“I think so.”
“I’ll shake it off and get up. Dreams are like… they may seem like the whole world, but when you wake up, you quickly forget what they’re about… they’re such a vain world.”
“Of course, this is not true in all cases, but… you will be sick for quite a long time.”
Snowfall is smiling.
It seemed like he was expressing that he didn’t have to worry about himself.
Shin Lip said, holding Kang Seol’s wrist.
“Let your energy flow.”
Snowfall spread energy throughout her body without much resistance. Immediately, an energy like an angry roar was felt.
Shinhyeon nodded at Shinrip’s words.
He also had a serious face like Shin Rip.
“Hehe… It’s time to leave.”
“The last lesson… I don’t think it’s for you.”
For some reason, they put off teaching Kang Seol the lessons they should have given him. Kang Seol didn’t bother to pester them.
Because I already have a lot.
Digesting these was rather an urgent priority now. I needed to cool my head.
“You have gained an unimaginable opportunity at this gateway. Now… this is all I have to say to you.”
Shin Lip asked.
“Are you going to stop?”
Kang Seol simply answers calmly.
“I plan to move on.”
“Hehehe! cancer! That’s how it should be! I guess I’ll have to see the end! We’re looking forward to it too!”
Kangseol bowed deeply to Shinrip and Shinhyeon.
“Thank you so much. “If it weren’t for you two, I would…”
“Boy, it’s not like that.”
“You are the one who walked here on your own two feet. “We just taught you how to walk step by step.”
“So… um… over there…”
Shin Lip was uncharacteristically hesitant and whispered to Kang Seol.
“What about Shinyu? “What did Shin Yu say he would do?”
“…We haven’t talked about it yet.”
“yes! Anyway. Um… Seol-ah.”
Shin Rip and Shin Hyeon tapped his shoulders at the same time.
“It must be done. Whatever you want to do.”
Shin Rip and Shin Hyeon gradually retreated.
As they retreated, this time a black hand approached.
It was divine.
He wrote on the floor.
– What about Yurim?
Kang Seol slightly shook his head.
Xin Yu slightly trembled.
– I don’t know what to say to you.
Kang Seol smiled.
“Nothing.” It’s okay, Shinyu…”
– Will you forgive me?
“I never hated you.”
Although we struggled with Shin-yu, it was a process in which we fought for what we both thought was right. Although the result was that Kang Seol was right, I did not think that Shin Yu’s feelings were wrong.
Because the value of justice changes depending on location.
– Are you thinking of leaving?
All that remains now is the final gateway.
Xinyu remembered the final crossing where even Xinjiang was in danger and waited for Xiang Seol’s answer.
“I don’t plan on stopping. “Because Yurim would want that too.”
Kang Seol looked at Shin Yu and said.
“Let’s go together with Xinyu.”
“It’s time for you to make a choice.”
A choice that must be made at some point.
Finally, that time has come.
Xin Yu had already rejected Kang Seol’s offer once.
I couldn’t form a sentence for a while.
The conflict between Shinyu intensified.
And like inertia, I made a decision.
– …I can’t go.
Kang Seol turned around and said.
“Then our relationship ends here.”
The cold snow falling.
I heard his words over my shoulder.
“It was really nice meeting you, Shinyu.” Sasak…
– Me too.
The gate of the final gateway.
It seemed like there was still some time left before it opened. Kang Seol stood blankly looking at the door.
He will leave as soon as the door opens.
Shin Yu watched Snow Seol for a moment and then quickly left.
Snowfall, who was left alone, muttered.
“Still… I’ll wait a little bit.”
* * *
Shin Rip and Shin Hyeon returned to the first gate.
A place where all the night beasts have now disappeared.
Now it was like a quiet mountain valley.
They stopped by the place where they had previously stayed.
And then I began to organize the things that I had not been able to organize yet.
“It’s really time to leave this place, brother.”
“…Do you regret it?”
“No, I’m just going back to my designated spot.”
“But Shinyu left without saying a word….”
“It takes a long time to hold you in your arms, but to fly away from your arms is only a moment.”
“Is this still there?”
“What are you saying?”
“Sacrificial cauldron. “The pot that was used during the ancestral rite.”
“Your father was very superstitious.”
“Heeheehee! Wasn’t it just yesterday that people said that if you cook rice in this pot and share it, all four brothers will never be separated? And while crying…”
“Kuhhh… Do you even remember that?”
“Won… indeed. “I never thought I still had this.”
Shinhyeon opens the lid of the pot.
“Why? “Is there any rotten rice left?”
“Rotten rice? “If it’s rotten rice, you’re lucky?”
Shinhyeon looked into the pot and said.
“What are you doing there?”
A black hand came out of the pot.
Shin Lip also made an absurd expression.
“You didn’t go?”
– I decided to stay here.
Shinhyeon put down the pot and made a serious expression.
Shin Lip also smiled.
– My brothers are still here, so how could I…
At that time, blood appeared on Shinhyeon’s face and a loud noise erupted.
Shinhyeon kicked Shinyu with all his might, sending Shinyu flying.
Shinyu felt unfair about being beaten, but solving the mystery was more important.
“You stupid b*stard!”