Shinhyeon has never been angry with Shinyu.
Either alive or dead.
Even if I got scolded by Shin Rip or Shin Kang, I never got scolded by Shin Hyeon. Rather, I was closest to him.
But now Shinhyeon was angry.
“Stop smoking so much! “You… what are you doing now…”
“Stop it, Hyuna. Let go of your anger. “In times like these, we need to lead the conversation calmly.”
“How painful what this b*stard has done just now…”
“Uh-huh, even if I tell you to stop.”
“Does it hurt?”
– It hurt.
“… I feel sorry. Come and let’s talk.”
Shinyu came closer.
Shin Lip led the conversation like the eldest brother.
“It’s a baby. “Tell me why you didn’t leave.”
– I… can’t leave. The brothers are still in the labyrinth. I… no, we…
Shin Lip said firmly.
“You had a long dream, right?”
“The reason I let you into the gate was not to make you stronger. “There is no need to become strong if you are going to remain in the labyrinth.”
– What does that mean?
“You must have seen the deaths of many people there. yes?”
“Did everyone have a memorable death?”
“I guess not. Some people die with their intestines spilling out, and some people die by falling off a cliff. “Could you find meaning in all that death?”
Shin Yu was able to instinctively guess what Shin Rip wanted to say.
“does not exist. Not everyone can die a worthy death. “It may be hard to accept, but it is the truth.”
Shin Lip nodded and spoke calmly.
“Hyeon and I died here in the pitch-black labyrinth. “He’s definitely dead.”
– no! If I don’t acknowledge it, my brothers…
Shinhyeon rolled up his sleeves.
And I showed it to Shinyu.
Shinhyeon’s wrist looked as if the joints were about to break off, like a poorly erased painting.
“Just because you don’t admit it doesn’t mean you’ll change, you brat. We are… disappearing. No, it could disappear right now.”
A fact that Shinyu did not know.
The fact that brothers are disappearing.
“What Hyun said is true. We are desperately refusing extinction. No, actually, I just want to let go of this stubborn person. “The reason I can’t do that is…”
Shinyu hesitated and retreated.
“Don’t run away, Xinyu!”
“Face reality! Become an adult! “Not everyone can escape death like you!”
– … Do you guys want to leave now?
– But why… didn’t you leave?
“It’s because of you.”
– … what?
Shin Rip and Shin Hyeon looked at each other and nodded.
“We promised to hold out… until we saw you go out into the world.”
The brothers had nothing but love for each other.
Even in death, I couldn’t give up that much.
Shinhyeon held Shinyu’s hand tightly and begged.
“If you don’t leave now… you will be left alone in the labyrinth.”
Shinhyun’s ring finger scattered like dust.
* * *
“In the end… it didn’t come.”
The next gateway to the labyrinth was opening.
By that time, Shin Yu had not appeared.
Kang Seol turned her head to someone who was talking to her.
It was Veldre, Belian, and Lucia.
The three’s personalities had changed.
There was a difference that was noticeable even at a glance.
‘…Are you afraid?’
They were afraid of snowfall.
“Are you… not planning on going?”
“The door might close… I don’t know…”
They say hesitantly.
Kang Seol thought for a moment.
They were right.
Ever since I parted ways with Shinyu, I have been waiting for him here.
But he didn’t show up in the end.
‘I can’t help it…’
Shinyu planned to remain in the labyrinth with his brothers.
I didn’t have time to convince him anymore, I had tried enough.
It wasn’t because I couldn’t persuade Shinyu because I didn’t have enough time and effort.
“… egg plant.”
“Are you sure?”
Belian, Veldre, and even Lucia.
The two followed behind Kang Seol, being careful about their actions.
For some reason, ever since I crossed the gate, I was stuck right behind Snow Seol.
I sighed with every step.
It’s been 28 years.
Even if the sense of time was a little different, if he couldn’t persuade Xinyu for 28 years, nothing would change in the future.
‘… It’s not the time for me to turn a blind eye either.’
What did you come here for?
What did you spend two years here for?
It was all for this moment.
If you ruin the result with regret, it will only create another regret.
I had to walk down the street.
Soon a blue flame lit up in front of them.
Ghostly lights lined up on the left and right.
Perhaps it was some kind of magic, but it floated in the air without any mediation, illuminating the surroundings.
It wasn’t that bright, but it was enough to make out the surroundings.
That wasn’t the only change.
the ceiling disappeared.
“Oh my god…”
Lucia opened her mouth.
The place that seemed like an old ruin until just now has become a world of stars.
Stars appeared on the ceiling.
The night sky suddenly appeared as the ceiling disappeared.
Snowfall did not show any reaction since it was something she had experienced once in the sleepyhead’s underground garden.
Is this also a fantasy?
I’m not sure about that.
I just have a suspicion that this is the true form of the Hall of Darkness.
Snowfall walked without stopping.
It wasn’t that far from the gate to here. If you open the door, you will probably see this place.
But… even though the distance wasn’t that long, it felt like quite a bit of time had passed.
‘…Are you nervous?’
It was natural.
Because he knew what lay ahead.
At that moment, as if I had been waiting, a sound came from ahead.
Kang Seol looked in the direction the voice came from.
“I was bored at some point, but it just turned out well.”
A man with his head bowed, sitting on a large chair suitable for nobles, spoke to me. Was there another person in the labyrinth?
The man’s face was not visible.
I kept my mouth closed and blurted out whatever I could, as if I knew people would be listening anyway.
“Did you enjoy your trip?”
“What kind of trip are you talking about?”
“You mean this place. “You’ve been here a long time.”
“…It’s thanks to you.”
It was just as Kang Seol said.
He was clearly the owner of this place.
He is no different from the king of this place.
“Hehehe… But… the b*stards we brought behind don’t even look like they have the will to fight?”
Kang Seol looked back and spoke to the three women.
The three women also had an idea.
If assistance was needed, of course I would provide it.
But… the answer that came back was cold.
“Stay back and you will die.”
No one refuted Kang Seol’s words.
In the end, if it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t have been able to get out of the dream.
“Yes, that’s right. Be good when you take care of them. “As long as you don’t get on my nerves, I won’t kill you either.”
And when even the person in front said this, he retreated far away. After thinking about it, it seemed like the person who seemed to be the owner of the labyrinth was quite arrogant.
You make it sound like you can kill three people at any time if you put your mind to it.
On the other hand, Kang Seol did not refute that opinion. Because I know that there is a basis for that overconfidence.
Snowfall told him.
“I’m not a murderer.”
“ah? Did you? Thanks for letting me know. And…”
I could feel the man smiling.
“You’re pretty strong.”
“I’m talking about two years ago. Now… I don’t know. Still, you managed to come this far.”
“… And I remember that I didn’t talk much.”
“Achacha! Damn it, let me tell you in advance. I can’t even imitate his personality. This is my first time, so please understand. “You’re probably right.”
The man got up from the chair.
His face was revealed.
“This… I can’t believe it…”
“This doesn’t make sense…”
Belian and Veldre were taken aback.
Lucia couldn’t keep her mouth shut either.
It had to be that way.
Because a man who had experienced hardships along with them was standing across from them.
“Because you know yourself better than I do.”
There was another snowfall there.
Snowfall when I first entered the labyrinth had a slightly different impression than it does now.
‘This guy… is me back then.’
This was the final gateway to the pitch-black labyrinth.
A place where you can’t survive if you don’t develop.
And a place where the difficulty level of the labyrinth changes arbitrarily.
When I first reached the labyrinth, the snowfall had a different strength than it does now.
He is probably the strongest person in the labyrinth right now.
A copy of yourself.
This was the reason why Shin Kang was covered in blood and struggled when breaking through the labyrinth.
“Are you confident?”
“This power… why did you give it up?”
“I didn’t give up, I just buried it for a while.”
“Ha… Is that so? So did you get what you wanted? Enough to challenge this power?”
Snowfall did not answer. And instead, I spoke to Bitan.
“It’s a difficult fight. know? … can you do it?”
【know! But it’s okay! Because I am the strongest!】
Snowfall across from me stroked my chin.
A chain slipped down from the man’s hand.
“It’s over here too.”
Snowfall’s grief shouted to the chained grief on the other side.
〖Ah! Are you sad too?〗
【Nice to meet you!】
〖Nice to meet you, I’m sad too!〗
The owner of the labyrinth frowns for a moment.
The two stood at an appropriate distance and stared at each other.
The final gateway.
Snowfall is now being put to the test.
Over the past two years, has he become someone qualified to walk forward?
We gathered enough energy into our hands to the point where we could say they were both at the same time.
Both are black. However, the snow side was a little darker.
[The ‘Shadow Summoner’s’ lore adventure begins.]
[The lore adventure ‘The Darkest Light’ occurs.]
[You will either lose everything or gain everything.]
The two expressionless.
If you pull the trigger, your opponent will also pull the trigger.
Snowfall across from me smiled faintly.
“Welcome to the pitch black. “Show me your darkness.”
They both clapped their hands at the same time.
A tremendous energy swirled from both sides.
[Using Season: Darkness.]
Fire spewed out from the muzzle of the gun on the other side.
[Snowman summons Karuna, the moonlight knight.]
the blue light knight covered in black appeared from the darkness.
Now is the time to face the past.