“What’s going on?”
“Big trouble… big trouble happened! Sera… Sera!”
When the name Sarah came up, Karen immediately opened the door.
“What’s going on, man?”
“Sera… I think she went out at night and encountered a fog ghost!”
“For now, let’s go to where Sarah is. hurry!”
It was good that a clue appeared for Kangseol to proceed with the adventure, but it was unfortunate that the clue came from Sarah.
‘Karen would be shocked if something happened to Sarah.’
Karen was now adjusting to her new life.
Kang Seol hoped that she would not take life as a shadow negatively in the future.
Snowfall also moved along with Karen, following the village elder.
Karen, who arrived first, was standing there looking at something.
Sarah was lying on the bed and there was no visible problem. However, it actually made Snowfall and Karen anxious.
“What? “What did you see, Sarah?”
“In the fog… a hidden monster… colors.”
“If we ever run into each other… we can’t…”
“I’m so… sleepy… sister…”
Kang Seol asked the villagers gathered to see Sarah.
“What does this mean? “What are the monsters in the fog and why is Sera like this?”
“I think Sera is suffering from fog disease.”
A story like lightning.
A woman who had been doing her best in good health until noon today had an accident and suddenly fell ill.
“…Are you sure?”
“I’m not sure because Mr. Gunt isn’t here, but I think it might be so. “It’s the same as the initial symptoms of those suffering from fog disease.”
Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for fog disease.
I don’t know the cause or the reason.
Although it is not a contagious disease, it is a terrible disease that has eaten up to half of the village’s population.
Sarah seems to have the disease.
“What about the monster in the fog? “What does that mean?”
“Well… on days when the fog gets thicker, people often say they saw something through the fog. “No one has seen them properly, but they are definitely not normal beings.”
“Are you saying Sarah saw that?”
“If you say so… and this is a sad story, all the people who saw the fog ghost near the village…”
An adult in the village shakes his head.
Karen’s face became cold.
And she ran off somewhere alone.
Although Snowfall worked hard to run to Sarah, she has to run again. Kang Seol was out of breath as he ran past her.
Jamard was summoned and lifted Snowfall onto his shoulders.
“Hold on tight, I’ll take you to the fairy.”
The speed difference between Jamad and Snowfall was enormous. He covered a longer distance in an instant than Snow Seol had ever covered.
And I finally found Karen wandering in the forest.
“where are you!”
“Where? You damn monsters! Come out quickly!”
Karen looked around and shouted.
The fog was so thick that he couldn’t see clearly, but he screamed while holding his sword as if he was sure he was here.
“F*ck shit zenjaaaang! Why why…”
“How can this be? huh? “Why can’t I do anything?”
“This is the first place I fell in love with after becoming a shadow… Why do I have to be like that… Why…”
Karen’s suffering became concrete sentences and came out of her mouth. . As long as Karuna was still asleep, no one could stop her wanderings.
Jamard returned to Snowfall’s shadow space, and Snowfall stood next to Karen and quietly watched her.
Karen sat hugging her knees for a moment, buried her head, and spoke to Kang Seol.
“Isn’t it ugly?”
“A long time ago.”
“How long ago?”
“I’m talking about the Montra days.”
“I think it was comfortable back then.”
“In what way?”
“Everything was clear. “Even if I didn’t have to think, if I just listened to Jin, everything would be fine.”
Karen looked at the snowfall.
“Because Jin was right. “I just had to help Jin and the world would change.”
Jin’s words from a long time ago still remain in Karen’s mind.
– Karen Do you know what the dullest sword in the world is?
– well? A poorly maintained sword? A sword with bad iron?
– Neither. It is a thinking sword.
Jin then looked into the distance and said to Karen.
– If you think about it, it’s too late to cut anything. The sword exists to cut. Karen So a sword like yours just has to be sharp.
– What is that…. Are you telling me to live without thinking?
– It means trust me and follow me. Because it is the owner who holds the sword and decides what to cut.
– That’s funny. Then will the world change?
Jin answered with confidence.
– Yes, it changes.
And until Montra was destroyed, his words were never wrong.
“Master, the world is still the same. “The weak die without knowing why, and the wicked seeth.”
“What about you? “Do you think you’re right?”
Karen looked distressed.
Because she had to think in a world without Jin.
Karen’s question also meant that Kang Seol and Karen had become closer. If she hadn’t been worried about snowfall, she wouldn’t have even been given the chance to answer these questions.
She is now asking Kang Seol.
Will Kang Seol be able to wield her like Jin?
So can the world become better?
I don’t know how the conversation got this far, but Kang Seol gave her the answer she wanted to hear.
“I don’t know.”
“As expected, you don’t know…”
Karen gave me a disappointed look.
“I will only know at the end whether I was right or wrong.”
“There is only one thing we can be sure of. When we reach the end….”
When the snowfall breaks through this terrible game board, reaches Ascension, and blames the gods.
The very moment when the snowfall finally takes revenge on the gods.
“The world would be a better place.”
“What is it?”
– King, go!
– (Serious look) Or else.
– As expected, Snowman… Just a light who can’t say empty words…
Karen looked at Kang Seol’s face once and then smiled.
“Kahaha! “The answer is very clever.”
“Anyway, all that talk is in the distant future. “First of all, we have to find what we can do now.”
Karen nodded, probably thinking of Sarah lying on the bed.
“Okay, first of all, let’s start with the fog wraith?”
“That would be the order.”
* * *
From that day on, Kang Seol and his party searched the area around the village for Sarah, whose symptoms were getting worse day by day.
However, even after a day, two, or three days, no significant results were seen.
“Damn, what am I doing wrong?”
“Is there really something in the fog?”
“I said I saw Sarah. … I think he said he saw other dead people as well.”
“Why does it only appear on foggy days?”
“I don’t know. “There’s something I want to hide… Wait.”
Karen tensed and placed her hand on the sword. Then, Kang Seol was also able to sense the presence she felt.
The person who made the appearance could not be clearly seen because the fog was so thick, but his movements were clearly detected.
Karen moved her body like a thunderbolt, walked towards the direction from where the sound came, and brought out her sword.
“… uh? uh?”
“What are you doing? Who are you?”
“yes? “Is that what you’re going to say with a knife pointed at your neck?”
“No, that’s it…”
What came out of the fog was neither a monster nor a ghost, but a human. And he looked confident, as if he had come home.
“Who are you?”
Kang Seol answered the other person’s question.
“We are adventurers. “I am currently staying in Water Mist Village.”
The person who heard the answer sighed.
“Whew… I see. Put away your sword. I’m not a monster or anything. “He’s a doctor.”
“Are you really Mr. Gunt?”
“oh? “I see you know my name?”
“… I heard it from Sarah.”
“haha! Was Sarah talking about me? I arrived later than scheduled because I had to sort out the situation. “I can’t wait to see the villagers.”
“… Sarah seems to be sick.”
For a moment, Gunt seemed to not understand what Kang Seol was saying, rolling his eyes here and there in confusion.
“In the fog bottle…”
“That… Oh my god no! Even Sarah? Let’s go now! “Let’s go and check it out!”
Gunt ran to the village with Kangseol and his party.
His concern for Sarah seemed deep.
“Huh… Hah… Ms. Sera… Miss Sera no!”
Gunt, who arrived in the village with snowfall, hurriedly headed to Sarah’s house.
“Master Gunt is here! Everyone, come out!”
“teacher! My husband is still….”
“Wait a minute, everyone. “Let’s examine Ms. Sarah first.”
As soon as he returned, without even having time to take off his women’s clothes, Gunt had to begin the examination.
“Miss Se Sera?”
“Oh please. “I hope nothing happens.”
Sarah got up from the bed as if she were tired.
After that, Gunt’s examination continued.
The villagers and Kang Seol’s group leaned against the door and waited for a good outcome.
Gunt left Sarah’s house with a stern expression.
“Mr. Seo. “What is Sarah’s condition?”
A village adult asked Gunt.
Gunt answered him in a sad tone.
“… Miss Sarah is a foggy person.”
“Oh my god… such a good child….”
“How can a child like Sarah get a mist disease…”
Gunt looked around at the villagers with a listless expression.
“Being good or weak doesn’t mean you can avoid illness… Miss Sarah… she’ll probably fall asleep within a few days.”
“Does that mean Sarah will die?”
Gunt’s head moved up and down helplessly.
“Huh… Sarah. Sera….”
“Woah, let’s stop doing this here and move. Sarah will listen!”
Snowfall and Karen remained there in a daze and then walked back into the forest.
Kang Seol waited for Karen to say something.
“Aren’t you looking at me?”
– Isn’t that right? (Correct)
– I’m watching you…
– How far will the human rights of summoners go?
Karen spoke to Kang Seol as if it was no big deal.
“are you okay. “It was something I expected from the beginning.”
“Gund was so honest.”
“Yes, to the point where I want to hit him. “But when the villagers calm down a bit, let’s go visit them.”
“Yes, there are other things to talk about.”
As Kang Seol said this, he opened Chao’s scroll.
“Ah, weren’t you looking for something?”
“Uh man. But there is no one who is particularly similar.”
“What is that man?”
The face of a man who opened his eyes with a sigh.
The face drawn on the scroll was depicted quite specifically, as if it were a photograph.
“I think this is the person Chao wants me to find, but I’ve never seen anyone similar. … uh?”
“Uhm… wait a minute.”
Karen’s steps and Snowfall’s steps stopped at the same time.
The two looked at each other.
“Is anyone else coming to town besides Gunt?”
“Then what about that presence?”
Just as they said, a presence was felt beyond the fog.
Karen asked a question as if she was asking for Kang Seol’s permission.
“It must be the ghost of the fog.”
“I hope you get it right this time!”
Karen’s sword was drawn out and pointed at the being shimmering in the fog.
The sword cut something without stopping.
The story is that Karen regarded the other person as an enemy.
‘Does it really exist? ‘Wraith of the Mist!’
Snowfall quickly approached where Karen was.
A rotten corpse crawling on the floor.
Even though its head had already been cut off, it struggled and showed quite a bit of vitality.
Soon, the corpse’s severed body burned and stopped moving.
The monster’s severed head was just opening its mouth and saying something.
“Give it to me…”
Karen said to Kang Seol with a stern expression.
“This can’t be right….”
“Are they following us?”
A memory strongly engraved in Kang Seol’s mind.
A village I stopped by on my way to the expedition system.
And the unidentified monsters encountered there and the person who runs them.
Kangseol nodded and said to Karen.
The wraith of the fog that was now burning on the ground was one of the monsters that had gotten them into trouble in the dusk village.