– Volume 4 Episode 9
Ki Cheol-min laughed at Jeong Dae-sik, who recalled an incomprehensible expression.
“I don’t think you’re very different, are you?”
“You said that before? You want to make money.”
“I said that. But I’m making money to enjoy my life. I’m not making money to make money.”
“If that’s the case, can’t you do it right now?”
“The wealth you’ve accumulated so far won’t be significant. Even if you spend some of your life as a hunter, you probably have several billions. To make more money? What’s the difference between wanting to be stronger?”
“Of course there is a difference.”
“It doesn’t make a dramatic difference.”
Jeong Dae-sik felt dissatisfied, but he had no words to explain.
Ki Cheol-min continued to speak, wondering if it was at this time when Jeong Dae-sik saw that he was in need of words.
“I don’t think there’s much correlation between enjoying life and money. You didn’t even see the results of that survey? After you’ve reached a certain level of income, more income doesn’t affect a person’s happiness index.”
“I don’t know, anything like that.”
Jeong Dae-sik cut off his words while muttering who was investigating such a thing.
With Ki Cheol-min, the story didn’t work out in this area.
Perhaps it is because he is a character who aims to become stronger, just like Choi Hee.
I thought he and his own moderately selfish way of thinking were similar, but if you look closely, they may be completely different.
At that time, Sogangdu jumped up and suddenly rubbed his shoulders.
“What are you talking about with the new members so seriously? I don’t think there’s already been a lot of dissatisfaction with the Titan Raid?”
“No, not really. It wasn’t particularly serious.”
Hearing what Jeong Dae-sik said, Ki Cheol-min nodded lightly and backed away.
Then, So Gang-doo put his arm on Jeong Dae-shik’s shoulder and dragged him along.
“Then you should really enjoy it!”
“Are you enjoying yourself?”
Jeong Dae-sik’s answer to So Kang-doo’s eyes widened.
“You don’t think this is the end of the enlistment ceremony, do you?”
Jeong Dae-sik asked with a puzzled expression.
“Or, what else do you have?”
Sogangdu let out an exaggerated sigh and patted his forehead with the palm of his hand.
“You, buy a drink today!”
“Once you buy a drink. Because today was your enlistment ceremony.”
“…Yeah, well. I can buy you some drinks.”
“Okay. Then let’s go!”
I don’t know where we’re going, but So Gang-doo dragged Jeong Dae-sik out of the banquet hall.
Park Mu-won and Heo Mi-rae were already waiting there.
Looking over there, Ki Cheol-min was also dragged by the one-eyed troops and was going somewhere.
It was probably customary for new recruits to buy alcohol on the day of the enlistment ceremony.
“Yoo Tae-hoon! Where are you?”
When Sogangdu shouted loudly on the roadside, from somewhere, ‘Buaaaang!’ there was a loud noise.
And a cool supercar appeared from the underground parking lot.
It was a Lamborghini with the car lid open.
When Taehoon Yoo got out of the car and smiled triumphantly, it was like seeing an advertisement for a car.
He already had a handsome face, and when he got out of the supercar wearing a suit, it was like looking at a pictorial.
So Gang-doo looked at his car and opened his mouth.
“Huh, did you buy another car?”
“How do you like it? It’s cool? This is a new model. Isn’t it really cool? Turn off the engine sound.”
At Yoo Tae-hoon’s boastful words, So Gang-doo trembled and envyed him.
Hearing that, it seems that the car was imported from abroad with difficulty, so Kang-doo Soh asked if he had any plans to sell it.
“You have five cars, right? But why do you need this car again? Just give it to this hyung.
Hearing So Kang-doo’s words, Yoo Tae-hoon was sullen.
“No matter how many cars there are, I don’t sell this. How did I get the car?”
Hearing their conversation, Jeong Dae-sik was shocked inside.
‘Have six cars?’
Muwon Park, who stood silently watching them, pointed out an important fact.
“It’s a nice car, but you can’t ride it, can you?”
So Gang-doo, who realized this later, shouted.
“Oh, come to think of it! Why did you bring this car out! You brought it out purely to brag!”
Yoo Tae-hoon shrugged, and Heo Mirae laughed softly.
“Kangdoo and Taehoon go in this car. Daesik and Muwon can ride in my car.”
So Kang-doo nodded, saying he wanted to see Yoo Tae-hoon’s Lamborghini.
They left first, and Mi-rae Heo pulled out her car after a while.
Jeong Dae-sik said that she would come in a domestic car provided by the company.
But, unexpectedly, he brought a car that looked as rare as a Lamborghini.
“Classic Kaya. Isn’t it pretty?”
It was a classic-looking Mercedes-Benz that could only be seen in an old movie.
Nevertheless, the paintwork was smooth without a single scratch due to good maintenance.
The interior made of wood was also luxurious.
“Hey… I’ve never seen a car like this.”
When Jeong Dae-shik spoke with admiration, Heo Mirae said it willingly.
“Would you like to drive?”
“Huh? No, no.”
It wasn’t that he didn’t have a bad heart, but he was afraid that an accident might happen.
Seeing Jeong Dae-sik backing away, Mi-rae Heo told him to say whatever he wanted if he wanted to drive, and took the steering wheel.
Jeong Dae-sik took a seat in the passenger seat, and Park Mu-won sat in the back seat.
Seeing the car start driving down the road, Dae-Sik Jeong glanced back at Mu-Won Park.
Park Mu-won looked at him like he had something to say, and Jeong Dae-sik asked a question.
“Do you also have a car like this other than the car the company paid for?”
Park Mu-won answered bluntly.
“There is no such car. There is one Jeep.”
Obviously, it won’t be just a Jeep.
It is probably one of the most luxurious cars among Jeep cars.
It was then that Jeong Dae-sik noticed that among the members of the Titan raid, few people drove domestic cars that were sponsored.
The numerous foreign cars that inadvertently passed by in the company parking lot were all driven by the crew.
‘Yeah… just thinking about it, it’s only natural. Skillful hunters earn huge amounts of money. Hunters belonging to the Titan Raid will of course earn a lot of money. That’s why I don’t drive a free car.’
With a very new realization, the car drove down the road.
I thought I was going to go to a downtown area like Gangnam or Sinchon to have a drink, but I headed in the wrong direction.
“Isn’t this the one going to Gapyeong?”
Gapyeong, where pensions were once lined up, is now a place filled with abandoned houses.
This is because the world has changed to a place where monsters exist, and the travel population has drastically decreased compared to the past.
One reason was that there were several dangerous dungeons near Gapyeong.
Occasionally, the hunters who go hunting in the dungeon there are camping, and there is nothing there, so I wondered why they went there.
But Mi-rae Heo said with a smile.
“These days, Gapyeong has changed a lot. You will be surprised when you visit.”
I thought, “What am I going to be surprised again?”, but when I arrived in Gapyeong, Dae-Sik Jeong was really surprised.
Among the valleys and forests of Gapyeong, mysterious lights were twinkling.
Jeong Dae-sik opened his mouth wide at the sight of seeing another world inside a dungeon.
Unbeknownst to Jeong Dae-sik, Gapyeong had developed into an entertainment complex for hunters.
Originally, the valley, which should have been engulfed in darkness, was lit up brightly with all kinds of luminous stones mined from within the dungeon.
While the green and blue, purple and red colors emitted by the glowstone danced in a jumble of colors, Jeong Dae-shik walked around like a villager who was encountering civilization for the first time.
The streets with all kinds of pubs were bustling with hunters.
Some people were covered in blood and bodily fluids as if they had just come out of the hunt, while others were passing by with the fur of an unknown monster on their back.
I saw a woman who looked stylish like a monster by wearing horns or extending her ears, and a man of such a huge size that I doubted whether it was a human caught my eye.
In the meantime, Dae-sik Jeong was led into a tavern by the troops.
A girl with her hair colored and cosplaying like a cat ghost came out and greeted them.
“Welcome! Oh! Aren’t you the Foreign Legion?”
At the word Foreign Legion, the female employees scattered around the store said, “Where, where?” and expressed interest.
It seemed that they were all regulars here, refusing to do what they were doing, and rushing in and pretending to know each other.
“Come over here!”
The place I was guided to was a seat with a good view of the outside.
On a table made entirely of luminous marble, a chaise longue was placed, and luminescent plants that only grow in dungeons were hanging from the ceiling.
It felt like I was in a dungeon.
“What would you like to order?”
So Gang-doo winked at the female employee’s question and shouted, “It’s what I always ate!”
Soon after, she disappeared, and the things she had always ate came out.
There was a whole steamed dish of giant crab the size of a human head, a cocktail served in an ice glass, and some hookah.
When Jeong Dae-sik pointed to a hookah, So Gang-doo chuckled and held it out.
“Try it! This is so much fun.”
“… Let’s have a drink first.”
Jeong Dae-sik held a glass of wine, and the rest of the unit also had a glass of wine.
Yoo Tae-hoon asked me to say a word to commemorate the enlistment ceremony, and Jeong Dae-sik coughed and opened his mouth.
“Ummm. Well, I don’t have much to say. Fighting! Titan Raid!”
“go for it!”
As we all shouted and drank our alcohol, suddenly our brains became thrilled.
Usually, when I drink alcohol, my throat burns or my stomach burns, but somehow this drink seemed to burn in my head.
In an instant, his spirits rose and his eyes became dizzy, and Jeong Dae-sik was startled and missed the glass.
“What, what, this?”
“Ja-sik! What is it, alcohol!”
As I said, it wasn’t usually alcohol.
Clearly, something strange had gone into it.
My whole body relaxed in an instant, and I suddenly felt better.
At the same time, the anxiety about the unknown alcohol escaped and I became happy without a word.