A Cash Warrior
-1 Volume 1
Chapter 0. Awakening
pure white space.
It is white when you look up, and white when you look down.
Same goes for right and left.
The whole room was white as if it was going to be blinded.
Normally, it was to the point of thinking that he had caused a delirium.
However, Jeong Dae-sik immediately recognized what kind of place this place was.
It is a place where I have met many Awakened people and I have been able to get my ears pierced.
‘Space of God!’
Jeong Dae-sik instinctively realized what kind of situation he was in.
‘My, I have been called to the space of God!’
It was absolutely unbelievable.
In the meantime, I have been imagining what it would be like to be called to the space of God.
Maybe it was because he was too desperate.
How would I feel if I became an Awakened?
What should you say when you come face to face with God in God’s space?
Then, if you come back to the real world, what should you do first?
I always thought about it at nights when I was overly tired, or when I couldn’t sleep.
Winning the first place in the lottery seems to happen more often than I thought.
Then, when he fell asleep, he had a dream of becoming an awakener.
Maybe that’s why, I didn’t feel it at all because I thought I was really called to the space of God.
I wondered if my imagination was too much and I was hallucinating.
Jeong Dae-sik slapped his cheek loudly.
Then he groaned and grabbed the ball.
‘If this is a dream, wake up… Ah, no! Don’t wake up!’
Jeong Dae-sik shook his head as he rubbed his painful cheeks to the point that tears welled up.
‘It’s okay even if it’s a dream, it doesn’t matter if it’s a dream if you can’t wake up forever!’
It was then.
A voice echoed through the air.
A heavy voice that shakes the soul.
It was also something I was familiar with.
Humans called to God’s space…
Those who receive special power from God, regardless of gender or age…
The so-called chosen ones are told that they hear their voices where there is nothing.
And they said the content was the same.
‘Put down the existence of another world, and then you will gain strength.’
However, the words he heard from Jeong Dae-sik were different.
Asking about his identity for some reason, he opened his mouth in a haphazard manner.
“Jeong, Dae-sik Jeong.”
And I thought that this must be a dream.
If it wasn’t for the dream, he would have heard the same thing as everyone else.
To say that only you have heard other words means that this is not true.
There is no way that he was chosen by God.
Such good fortune is only a miracle that only a few people have.
It was a story that did not apply to ordinary people who were ordinary or even insignificant.
Then I felt very at ease.
I thought that if it was a dream anyway, it would come true, so Jeong Dae-sik relaxed his stiff shoulders.
And with a calm attitude, he listened to the voices coming from the air.
“Don? What do you mean?”
If it’s money, you can’t even eat and die.
Is money for a person who is busy making a living and living day to day?
Jeong Dae-sik grumbled, wondering what kind of pseudo-religious word this is.
“It’s a dog’s dream, it’s a dog’s dream.”
It’s overly realistic, but if it’s not a shit dream and it’s just a dog dream, it’s useless.
This absurd dream, which is just a waste of time, must be awakened quickly.
Afraid to think like that, a voice in the air made a rumbling sound.
Yes, it was already too late.
I knew it was a dog dream!
Jeong Dae-sik spit on the floor.
Then the light in front of me suddenly went out.
To be precise, the whole room that had been lit up white became dark in an instant.
Instead, endless darkness unfolded.
Darkness like the abyss.
That came over Jeong Dae-sik.
In an instant, the senses were disturbed, and intense chaos ensued.
Blood rushed all over his body as if he was falling endlessly somewhere.
My brain was shaking and my heart was pounding like it was going to explode.
In the wind, Jeong Dae-sik closed his eyes tightly without realizing it.
And screamed to die.
* * *
“Hey, Daesik Jeong! Daesik Jeong!”
Jeong Dae-sik, who was shouting at the whale whale, was terrified.
Someone was grabbing his shoulder and shaking him.
When he reflexively shook off his hand and opened his eyes, he saw faces looking at him with surprised expressions.
Among the dogs was a familiar face.
“Hong, Hong Man-gi?”
Man-gi Hong, who he often works with, was looking at him with a very surprised expression.
And behind his back were a lot of unknown faces.
Jeong Dae-sik was unable to grasp the situation.
‘what? Why am I doing this?’
He simply blinked his eyes and looked around.
‘Am I not dreaming? I had a strange dog dream… Then, shouldn’t I be on the futon now?’
I couldn’t understand English at all, so I asked Hong Man-gi, who had his mouth wide open, for some reason.
“What the hell happened?”
Then, Man-ki Hong responded with an absurd expression.
“That’s the one I want to ask! Are you… you’re really awake?”
Hong Man-gi shouted when he saw Jeong Dae-sik asking, confused.
“Yeah! Awakening! You looked like you just woken up!”
“Your body is shining!”
Hearing Hong Man-gi’s excitement, Jeong Dae-sik blinked quickly.
Then, slowly, my memory was restored, and I remembered what had happened.
‘Yeah, I wasn’t sleeping. I was out to work. To the dungeon in Bukhansan…’
Jeong Dae-sik was an orphan.
Exactly, would you say he was an orphan?
Ten years ago, when he was twelve, the ‘extended reality world’ began.
‘Dungeons’ that could only appear in games, novels, or old stories appeared everywhere.
The monsters pouring out from there threw the world into chaos, and in the chaos, Jeong Dae-sik lost his family.
Alone, he went to an orphanage, but not one or two children were in the same situation.
He grew up neglected among a plethora of orphans, and by the age of eighteen he was forced to become self-reliant.
Four years of living, going through all kinds of difficult things to make a living.
Jeong Dae-sik got to work in a dungeon that devoured his happiness.
The existence of the dungeon was established as a solid reality, and the number of jobs there was increased.
Of course, the most prominent occupation among dogs was the hunter.
Hunter was a term used to refer to superhumans who gained special power through ‘awakening’.
They are often called awakeners and abilities, and they appeared at the same time as the dungeon appeared.
Some, certain people went to a place called God’s Space and heard the voice of God and were banished.
After that, you gain a superpower that you can only think of as a superpower.
They are the mission the voice of God has spoken of.
He took the lead in ‘killing the existence of another world’.
That was monster hunting.
In the dungeon, there were otherworldly beings, that is, all kinds of monsters.
The Awakened went into the dungeon and went out to defeat them and build up their skills.
The dungeon that had been veiled by their activity was revealed.
Not only monsters, but all kinds of mysterious things in the dungeon…….
It was full of rare things that could never be obtained in the real world.
It came out and changed the world.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that the world economy is rolling with the resources produced by the dungeon.
Jeong Dae-sik was also contributing to such economic activities.
As a porter, carrying the monsters that hunters killed.
Of course, it would have been obvious if I said that horses play a part, and that porters do.
It was nothing more than a chore that hunters were afraid to go after.
Should it be said that it is a representative 3D industry that was created in the era of dungeon opening?
In the past, it was no different from a daily job, that is, nogada, who worked on a construction site back and forth.
If there is anything else, what about income?
The porter who worked in the dungeon earned a lot of money.
Even if you don’t earn a lot of money, you can save a few hundred.
It is because entering the dungeon itself is very dangerous.
No matter how incompetent he was, he had to risk his life in the dungeon.
This is because the monsters do not cover the Awakened and ordinary people and attack them.
Of course, it is the hunters who fight them, but when monsters attack, the hunters are in a hurry to protect themselves.
It does not take care of the lives of mere porters.
I’m sorry, I don’t even want anything like that.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t despise it for being in the way?
Not all of them, but quite a few hunters looked down on porters.
If you are unlucky, you will be caught by a bad-tempered hunter and suffer a lot.
And today was such a bad day for Jeong Dae-sik.
While the body of the slime was being loaded onto the cart, the bodily fluid splashed on a passing hunter.
The opponent was a female hunter who looked similar to Jeong Dae-sik.
She was wearing armor that looked like new all over her body.
He was very angry with Jeong Dae-sik for dirtying the armor he had just bought.
It was a no-brainer for Jeong Dae-sik.
Well, what a great piece of defense.
At first glance, the armor was considered cheap.
Of course, even if it was cheap, it would cost hundreds of millions of dollars, but anyway, if you were to wear expensive armor, you wouldn’t even be holding a slime.
In a word, Jeong Dae-sik was a writer who had nothing to see.
However, when he complained that some slime fluid was splashed on that sloppy piece of armor, he couldn’t help but feel bad.
But who is Daesik Jeong?
He was a person who could give out both the liver and gallbladder in front of money.
As he usually believed that money is the best, Jeong Dae-sik bowed without hesitation.
And he said, crawling sullenly.
“Oh, I’m sorry. I made a mistake… I’ll wipe it right away!”
Jeong Dae-sik tried to wipe off the body fluids on the woman’s armor with the towel hanging around her neck.
But that was the issue.
“No, where are you touching now?”
Perhaps he misunderstood Jeong Dae-sik’s behavior in a strange way, the woman shouted and pushed him away.
And right away, he raised his hand high as if to hit Jeong Dae-sik.
Jeong Dae-sik closed his eyes, thinking that he would just give him a hug.
Then I waited for the lightning to fall, but there was no response.
When I opened my eyes, wondering what had happened, the whole room was white.
‘And I heard a voice.’
Jeong Dae-sik looked back carefully at what had happened in the divine space.
‘I thought it was a dream because I said nonsense to give money, but it wasn’t?’
‘Is that really the voice of God?’
He still shuddered with a sense of dubiousness.
“You mean I woke up?”