Shinyu flinched after hearing the shocking truth from Shinhyeon.
It was the first time I had heard that Shin Hyeon and Shin Lip had not much left to breathe.
– … Why didn’t you tell me?
The story goes that the body will disappear, leading to true extinction… true death.
Why didn’t you do it?
Shin Lip closed his eyes and answered.
“Because… it was better that way.”
“… Your brother is right. “I thought it would be better for both of us if we didn’t talk about it.”
Xinyu wrote nervously.
“That way I can send you away.”
“I thought you would feel free to leave if you thought you could meet at any time. But… I think that judgment was wrong.”
The reason I haven’t told you before.
It was because I did not want them to suffer their deaths in the labyrinth, weighed down by an unnecessary sense of responsibility.
“… Do you understand now?”
Shin Yu stiffened at Shin Lip’s words.
Soon, I started writing down the letters.
– How much time is left?
“The remaining time has already been used up. Since you stuck your butt and didn’t know how to leave, the god of the underworld took even that away.”
– … don’t go.
– …don’t die.
“Heeheehee! Hey! How can life be told not to die and not die? “Death is natural. Isn’t death something you couldn’t help?”
Death is natural.
It is up to those left behind to accept it.
“Yoo, we’re okay.”
“Brother, this guy pretends not to hear no matter how many times I say it?”
– … I don’t like being alone.
– I don’t like being left alone.
“Do you think the brothers who are already dead will come back just because of that? “You’re wrong, you idiot.”
Shin Lip waited for Shin Hyeon to speak and then spoke quietly.
“There is still… a chance.”
These were very gentle words to scold a younger brother who had gone down the wrong path.
“Follow the snowfall. “He will take you out of the labyrinth.”
“Yes, to you, Seol is like a savior who fell from the sky. No, actually, that’s what I think.”
Shinyu hesitated for a moment and wrote this.
– … Snowfall doesn’t need me.
“why? What does that mean? The guy who dares not need Shinyu’s help in the world…”
– He lost.
– I gave it my all and lost really cleanly.
A memory from a dream.
His talent was in full bloom, and he went one step further than he was before. But I lost.
To Kangseol and Yurim.
Whether he escapes from the dream or not, the important thing is that he was defeated by Kang Seol.
Shin Yu was writing across from him all the while, then he moved his arms and came closer to Shin Hyeon.
“I listened to Kang Seol in general, but I didn’t hear your story in detail. Come on, talk about it.”
Shinyu wrote down the emotions and narrative that had occurred up to that day without hesitation.
And Shinhyeon, who confirmed everything, said this.
“Now that I think about it, there was one more guy who said he didn’t need you. That Xinjiang guy.”
Shinyu brought out an old memory.
He still clearly remembered the place where Xinjiang had sent him away.
“Seol… he looks a lot like Kang. Isn’t that right? older brother!”
“… That is correct. “The texture is the same.”
Shinhyeon was right.
There were times when the two seemed to overlap.
“… It’s a toddler. “There are people in the world who are difficult to reach no matter how hard you try.”
– … Kang Seol is that kind of person?
“Why not? “I heard that your talent ultimately lost to him.”
“It’s not a but. The results have been revealed, so what should we do to flesh them out? “If you lose, you lose.”
“Is it hard to accept?”
I nodded with the back of my hand.
“When you first experience that someone is superior to you, you are bound to be frustrated. Helplessness and emptiness also come with it. “I feel like I’ve lived a worthless life until now.”
He quietly looked at Shinhyeon.
“For me, that was you.”
“No matter how hard I tried, I often lamented the fact that I couldn’t reach the level of talent.”
Anyone moving towards the light was also a light for someone else.
– But… how did you get away with it?
“You had a hard time. The method is easy. However, it is difficult to do it, but…”
Shin Lip gave the correct answer instead.
“It means acknowledging the other person.”
“Struggle is not the only way forward.”
“That’s right, I recognized you. “You are a stronger swordsman than me.”
However, there were also parts that I could not understand.
– If you admit it like that… it’s all over, right?
“… Who said it was the end? Do you really think so?”
I never thought about it deeply.
However, I thought it was as if my own limitations had been created.
“You speak as if the path taken by those who went before has suddenly disappeared.”
– … ah!
“The road is always there. still. Someday, you and I… will reach that path. This is the truth without lies. “Yeah…”
When Shinhyeon looked at Shinrip, Shinrip smiled.
“The road is still there.”
“Hehehe! I guess I have to show you right now, bro! Are you ready for what you want to show Kang Seol?”
They both drew their swords at the same time.
And swung towards the mountain.
Dozens of stabs were fired from Shinhyeon’s sword.
It all became one sound.
The mountain was full of holes like a honeycomb.
“How do you feel? “This is Shinhyeon’s rain.”
Xinyu was worried.
It was definitely raining rain in the third verse of Kang Woo-geom.
But it was quite different from the heavy rain he knew.
How should I express this?
– … not fast. No, it’s fast, but there’s something about it…
“Hehe, I saw it right. Next is your turn.”
Swordsmanship as if struck by lightning.
That’s a great sword.
As soon as the sword was drawn, a breeze blew.
Section 3 of the first glimpse of the Byeokryeokgeom.
Burning iahap barley.
The garden, which was full of holes, was falling apart. Without any special destruction, without any special vibrations.
It was as soft as the Divine Wind Sword of Xinjiang.
– Something… something… is different.
Their three verses were different from any swordsmanship Shinyu had ever experienced.
It was neither extremely fast nor extremely heavy.
“It’s different, right?”
“It will be so.”
“Well… it had to change.”
“A fast sword is bound to fall…”
Shin Rip said.
“A sword that is strong is bound to break. Do you understand?”
Shin Lip completed these into one sentence.
“All roads lead.”
I’m so tired!
Shin Rip and Shin Hyeon created lightning from their bodies.
– Storm Sword!
“Haha, that’s right.”
“It’s the storm sword you realized.”
The brothers’ power was moving forward fearfully without them noticing.
“My Byeokryeokgeomdo, Hyeoni’s Kangwoogeomdo… and Kangyi’s Shinpunggeomdo… In the end, it’s just a process.”
It was like that.
“Everyone meets at the intersection.”
They had not revealed the secret of the Storm Sword until Shin Yu spoke. That’s why Shinyu wasn’t frustrated.
“The Xinyu brothers were waiting for you here.”
“Because this is your sword. “Because it is the sword you must carry.”
“I was coveting it, but it’s the perfect sword for you.”
The brothers’ swords were connected.
“Our sword is our brother’s sword, and that sword….”
“It’s your sword, Shinyu.”
Shin Rip and Shin Hyeon sat with Shin Yu between them.
“Now all that remains is to move forward.”
Although he realized what the brothers meant, Shinyu could not answer right away.
– But this sword… was defeated by Kang Seol and Yu Rim. I am of no value to him….
“Tsk, you’ve been through so much snow and still don’t know? No, you don’t even recognize yourself properly.”
“Xinyu Kangseol is a special child. You know. “You look like your older brother Xingang.”
– Brother Kang….
“He is a guy who lacks talent and fails endlessly.”
The Storm Sword was defeated by such a person.
“But he’s a guy who makes up stories. Why didn’t it continue? “That kind of guy’s path.”
“Because even if you fall, you get up. “Fate has no choice but to long for such people.”
Again, something that Snowfall has cried out for countless times.
That was different.
“Talent alone won’t get you through the intersection.”
“The important thing is to imagine beyond.”
Imagination beyond the intersection.
A road that hasn’t been seen yet.
Why wasn’t the intersection visible?
Why was the Storm Sword defeated?
No, it would have been impossible to even complete it.
– Why… is the storm sword wrong? Or… is the snowfall heavy?
“It’s probably both, you guy.”
“Wait a minute… Could it be you…”
Shin Rip got up and showed off his sword skills.
A huge amount of energy suddenly released.
Shin Lip shook his head as if he was dizzy.
“ah! Right. “Did you just use the same sword as your brother?”
Shin Lip and Shin Hyeon looked at each other and burst into laughter.
“Heeheehee! “I knew this would happen!”
“… Shinyu, that’s just like you.”
“Did I tell you? “This guy is so naive that he will literally believe what is written.”
Shinyu did not yet realize what they were talking about.
“Yoo, my ancestor was a madman. No, it is not known that way. They also said that the Storm Sword was put out of action because of that.”
“Isn’t it strange?”
“How could a crazy person leave such detailed records and why do we believe that the records will be accurate?”
Are you saying that the record is false?
So why did such a record remain?
“Guy, think about it. Think about it! “Our ancestors wanted us to think.”
I deliberately lied.
If the madman is false, the content may also be false.
I had to doubt the contents.
‘The contents… should be doubted?’
At that moment, something occurred to me.
If the madman is false, the content may also be false. No, whether the madman is true or false… One thing is important.
“It means don’t follow a set path. Whatever you think! “Use your own judgment!”
Shinhyeon’s shout woke me up.
According to my thoughts, according to my judgment.
Someone came to mind.
It was snowing.
Kang Seol’s actions and his judgment run counter to his own.
He chose the yaksha even though he, the helper, would have been much more trustworthy than the yaksha.
Even if there was conflict, I believed it was right.
The reason why the sword was unstable gradually became clear.
What he swung was not a storm sword.
Far from being good enough, it was a sloppy swordsmanship that often resulted in people falling over.
Shinyu trembled and moved.
And I wrote vigorously.
– Shall we go!
– I have to go! Nana!
To where he needs to be.
To a place that needs him.
The words engraved on the ground were the words the brothers had so desperately wanted.
He needed healing.
– I’m going to snowfall!
* * *
The black knight came swinging his sword.
A sword disguised as a search war.
Still, it’s fast.
He countered with clean swordsmanship.
Everything about Yasha was in Kangseol. So mixing swords was easily possible.
The owner of the labyrinth stood back and quietly observed the fight. It was not because he had special power, but because it was difficult to intervene in the battle and be effective unless he used a night raven.
It was snowing when we entered the labyrinth.