Volume 4 Episode 17
Jeong Dae-sik, who had been silently listening to Kim Si-on’s story, suddenly opened his mouth.
“This is nonsense.”
The crew showed signs of surprise at the words of Daesik Jeong.
It must have been more because it wasn’t anyone else who said that, but because it was Jeong Dae-sik.
He was left alone to save Sogangdu, whom Kim Si-on had given up on last time.
Even if all the crew’s magic power ran out and they were on the verge of death, he was the one who took the lead and saved them by avoiding the monsters.
But are you criticizing Kim Si-on’s story as nonsense?
So Gang-doo said with a blatant disappointment.
“Then you’re saying you’re going to leave your friends?”
Jeong Dae-sik looked at him and replied calmly.
“Strictly speaking, Na Dong-il, that person is an outsider who intervenes at will. As much as he took the risk and followed him, he has no obligation to think of him as a colleague and save his life.”
“But there is the best.”
This time, Ki Chul-min stepped forward and said.
“Strictly speaking, she’s a member of the Titan Attack Squad. Although she’s not a Foreign Legion member, as long as they’ve participated in the operation together, you can still be considered a colleague? Are you really saying that she doesn’t have any loyalty to save her?”
“I didn’t mean to say that. But as a member of the titan raid, and as a hunter on a mission to exterminate otherworldly beings, she too will be ready to die in the dungeon. You wouldn’t be welcome to come to save yourself at the risk, at least for me.”
Ki Cheol-min’s eyes burned brightly.
“…If it were you, would you?”
Jeong Dae-sik affirmed.
“Yeah. If it were me, I wouldn’t be resentful even if you left me.”
Ki Cheol-min twisted his lips.
“Okay. If you’re in the same situation, I’ll make sure you don’t worry too much. Whether you die or not, you take care of your life.”
“I think so even if you don’t have to give me advice.”
Seeing that the atmosphere became sharp, Kim Si-on stepped in and intervened.
“As I said, it is my personal decision to stay here and find the two of them. Whether to leave or to stay, we must respect each other’s wishes. Daesik Jeong, I will not stop you if you leave this place. ask for it.”
Jeong Dae-sik looked at her and asked a question.
“Can I really go?”
“I don’t repeat what I said once.”
“Is there any way to find the two without me?”
At Jeong Dae-sik’s words, Kim Si-on shrugged.
“…To be honest, Jeong Dae-sik, without you, things could be more difficult. But I didn’t mean to rely on you to continue the search.”
“Yes. Promise me you won’t be penalized for this in the future if you want.”
Hearing this, Jeong Dae-sik slowly nodded his head.
“…Okay. Then I’ll stay.”
Hearing Jeong Dae-sik’s words, all the crew members looked surprised.
So Gang-doo was bewildered as if he didn’t understand the English language, but he lightly slapped Jeong Dae-sik on the shoulder as if it was okay anyway.
“Ja-shik! If you’re going to stay, I’ll just say something nice. Why do you say that to make people anxious?”
Jeong Dae-sik smiled without saying a word, and seeing that expression, Kim Si-on gritted his teeth and sharpened his teeth.
“…you tested me.”
Seeing that Kim Si-on was angry, Jeong Dae-sik bowed his head.
Kim Si-on threw a fist, but Jeong Dae-shik was quietly struck by it.
So Gang-doo and Heo Mi-rae, who were not able to judge the situation, were very surprised.
But Ki Chul-min knew what had happened and smiled bitterly.
In fact, from the standpoint of Jeong Dae-sik, he had no choice but to doubt Kim Si-on’s intentions.
If I had given the order, I might have accepted it without resistance.
However, since it is a personal choice, I wondered if Kim Shi-on was doing this without any countermeasures, believing in his own abilities.
Last time, when he said that he was leaving Sogangdu, Kim Si-on would not have expected Jeong Dae-sik to save him.
But Jeong Dae-sik did the job, and he didn’t know that maybe he was expecting the same thing this time around.
However, since he couldn’t command Daesik to do the impossible, he wondered if he was deferring responsibility to him in the form of an individual choice.
Of course, Dae-Sik Jeong had abilities that others did not have.
I could have used it to find a way out of this situation.
However, Jeong Dae-sik did not want the crew to lean on him every time there was a crisis.
Even if it was Jeong Dae-sik, he was not invincible.
The reason I decided to stay and save Sogangdu last time was because it was judged that there was a sufficient chance of winning.
I didn’t want to be pushed back by other people’s expectations, even for things that were not even possible.
The reason why Jeong Dae-sik dared to test Kim Si-on was to prevent such a thing from happening.
In any case, it must have been unpleasant for Kim Si-on.
Jeong Dae-sik meekly apologized once again for his misunderstanding.
Kim Si-on turned around and said.
“We’ll talk about this later. First, I’ll talk about how to rescue the two of them, Choi Choi and Na Dong-il.”
Kim Si-on didn’t seem to have told Jeong Dae-sik to continue the search in expectation of a sharp turn.
She immediately confided what she had thought ahead of time.
“All these operations are carried out on the assumption that the two are still alive in the camouflage of the monster. In fact, what should be done when the monster is swallowed alive is very simple and clear. Can you tell me what that is, Dae-sik Jeong?”
Jeong Dae-sik recalled the experience of being swallowed whole by a Great King Slime during training with the Foreign Legion.
“Escape by ripping through the stomach or stopping the physical activity of the monster. That is, killing it.”
“Yes. Usually, in the case of a monster that swallows its prey alive, it takes a long time to digest. You have to rescue it before that. The fastest way is to cut it in the stomach and take it out from the stomach, but there is no way to find out where it is right now. It’s impossible to figure it out, and it’s impossible to get eaten. Unless you can see the stomach like a slime, you don’t know what’s going on inside. We’ll have to find another way, because even we could end up incapacitated or imprisoned. .”
At that, Ki Chul-min said.
“Even if they were to be located any other way, there would be fierce resistance to get them out.”
“That’s right. Combat is going to be unavoidable. Ultimately, you’ll have to kill the monster. When he stops breathing, his body stops, and his digestion slows down and then stops. That’ll at least give you time to call a rescue team. there will be.”
By that time, Mi-rae Heo pointed out the fact that it had already been revealed.
“…But this monster is a 5th grade super-large species. How can I kill it?”
Kim Si-on folded his arms.
“First of all, the hope is that this monster is stationary. At least it doesn’t move here and there, so if you can find out where the heart is, it might be easier to kill than you think.”
“It’s like attacking the heart first.”
“Yes. That would be the fastest way to deal with it.”
To Ki Chul-min’s question, Kim Si-on replied yes, but this monster was huge.
The mouth they saw was probably only a fraction of the body organs this monster possessed.
In other words, it is difficult to determine which part is the heart.
Of course, since it is a very large species, the heart must be large, but in that case, it is like finding a rock in the sea.
“The heart is the weak point of any monster. As it is a weakness, it will be thoroughly protected. Perhaps if a monster finds a place to raise resistance, there is a heart.”
Kim Si-on’s words were like saying let’s go to the most dangerous place.
Hearing that story, the crew’s faces turned blue.
Kim Si-on spoke to them.
“Of course, this is just my opinion. If you have a better idea, let me know.”
Everyone opened their mouths one by one, and opinions came and went.
Meanwhile, Jeong Dae-sik was immersed in thought all the time.
Soon, when Jeong Dae-sik’s turn came, he opened his mouth.
“If you’re looking for a heart, maybe I can do it.”
Jeong Dae-sik asked the crew for their understanding for a while and had time for himself.
With some distance from them, he quickly summoned entropy.
“Yes, I called. Uh, one of my skills is observation.”
“Well, how much upgrade do you have to upgrade the monster’s heart… So, can you find the weak spots?”
Currently, only the most basic things could be known from Jeong Dae-sik’s observation skills.
It was all about the type and grade of the monster, and the level of remaining vitality.
However, if you level up, you will get more detailed information.
Jeong Dae-sik had his hopes on that.
Entropy said simply.
“Uh, okay? Then, if you spend 1 billion to upgrade, you can find out where the monster’s heart is, right?”
“Okay. Upgrade your observation skill to level 2 right now.”
As a result, the remaining balance was sharply reduced to nearly 1.8 billion.
Just yesterday, there was 5 billion won in the bank account, but almost half of the money has evaporated to where it all went.
Daesik Jeong asked a question to Entropy, grumbling that he would not be able to avoid being a beggar if he covered it up like this.
“Is there any skill that can help you find another awakening?”
“Will we be able to find the missing hunter if we use it?”
“Damn… Then there is no skill to find the missing person?”
“You have to upgrade the shop, right?”
“How many levels do you have to build the shop to get such skills?”
Entropy could guide you on the currently available skills and upgrades for the acquired skills, but that was just that.
Maybe it was because of the lack of levels, or the higher level shops or the skills that existed there.
The remaining funds are only 1.77 billion won.
I couldn’t havetily upgrade the store, betting on the uncertain possibility.
Also, there might be a need to upgrade skills urgently, so Jeong Dae-sik gave up on upgrading the shop.
‘Damn it… I don’t have enough money. I can’t help it. Let’s think about what’s next after we get rid of the heart.’