A Player who eats Metal. - Chapter 25: Seoul Station, F and S Class - 4
Chapter 25: Seoul Station, F and S Class – 4
“Look over there! The dome is disappearing!”
People gathered around Seoul Station, soldiers, players, and reporters all let out a relieved sigh.
Within five minutes of King Kwon’s entry, the dome began to wash away.
“Tahoe the lazy tiger, as expected, surprises the world when he wakes up!”
Reporters from the nearby broadcasting station, who were broadcasting the scene, began reporting the situation as soon as they could. Of course, the most frequently mentioned thing in their mouths was ‘King Kwon’ Han Tae-san.
“But it’s too soon to celebrate. What matters is how many civilians who were imprisoned at Seoul Station can return safely, so we must wait a little longer.”
The fact that the case had been resolved was overwhelming, but there was still bad news. What mattered was not the disappearance of the dome, but the safety of the isolated.
Therefore, a positive message about the current situation had to be withheld.
But in the next moment, Seoul Station Square, and the entire Republic of Korea, were filled with joy.
“Eh! P-people are starting to come out!”
This is due to the fact that immediately after the dome vanished, a large number of people began walking out in an orderly fashion, escorted by AMT soldiers from Exit 1 of Seoul Station.
Hell is finally over.
The scene was captured by dozens of cameras.
“Look over there! Fortunately, there seem to be a lot of survivors.”
And, strangely, they were all in excellent condition. The paramedics, who had arrived early in anticipation of the bloodbath, exchanged puzzled glances.
“What? Are you serious?”
The reporter then asked someone over the microphone before looking back to the camera. His expression was complex and nuanced. While it had dulled, there was still a sense of joy in it.
“Dear viewers, you won’t believe it.”
He was silent for a moment, then slowly opened his mouth.
“Everyone is alive!”
It was something no one could easily believe.
“I’ll say it again! All civilians who were isolated in the Seoul Station Unlucky Event area have returned to us in excellent condition! AMT’s operation was a complete success! The specifics have yet to be revealed, but AMT seems to have done an excellent job!”
It was estimated that at least hundreds of people died because the internal situation was unknown.
However, when the veil of Dome was lifted, the best of the twist was revealed.
“Really, it looks like a miracle has happened!”
Yes, it was close to a miracle.
It spread all over the world and began to make news with titles like ‘The Miracle of Seoul Station’.
Meanwhile, Lee Hyun-wook was in the front row of the citizen procession coming out of Seoul Station.
It was nice to see AMT escorting citizens forward and backward, but they knew it would be difficult if they ran into Han Tae-san again, so they took the lead early on.
“Hi, we meet again.”
Said the woman who was leaning on one side of the stairs leading down to the station square.
It was Yoo Hae-na, a woman in a white suit. She slid her purple sunglasses down and smiled.
She appeared to be waiting for the scene, as she is the head of the Seoul attack department of the guild in charge of this area, Cheonghwa.
“It seems so.”
“I told you. We will inevitably meet often.”
She smiled softly.
“Anyway, you were lucky. You’re isolated in there, and you survived. I heard you are an F-class?”
“Ha, what the hell.”
Heck, the corners of her lips are going up.
It was an outright laugh.
“How did I know? I made this phone call as you told me then. But I’m a bit disappointed to hear that you are an F-class. I thought you were at least C-class, so I even handed you my business card”
“Yeah, I was just totally lucky today, and then with the Orcs.”
Lee Hyun-wook passed her by with that remark.
“You have my business card, right? Just in case you threw it away. Of course, you didn’t because my business card might bring you good luck. And I don’t know what kind of luck you will have in the future.”
While giving insults, she suggests that he should contact her secretly
She is reminding him that she was above him by doing so.
If Lee Hyun-wook did contact her, she would have a brief moment of satisfaction, play with him for a while, and then horribly discard him.
To make him realize the overwhelming difference between the two of them.
Lee Hyun-wook knew that that spider-like woman’s bad hobbies were.
“Well, it’s a pity to hear that you’re F-class. However, you’re good at fighting, so let me know if you’re interested.”
After saying those words she turned her back to walk away after saying that remark.
And she grinned secretly.
‘I can’t help but be tempted.’
She remembered the moment when Lee Hyun-wook refused her business card.
He was so disgusted.
So, she wanted to subdue him properly.
‘What nerve did you have to refuse my business card, on top of that an F-class?’
So, when she happened to come across him, an unknown fire ignited in her chest once more. She induced him to call her by mentioning her business card and taking the bait.
‘The moment you can’t resist the temptation of Cheonghwa, I’ll make you realize how different my position is from yours, so take the bait.’
Her biggest weapon was Cheonghwa, the two-character engraved on her business card.
It meant ‘strength’, ‘honor’ and ‘money’.
Cheonghwa was the guild that any player wanted to enter, but it was also her castle. The moment they stepped on it, no matter who was there, they had no choice but to fall down at her feet.
In other words, Yoo Hae-na possessed the power to grab and shake the desires of almost all Players.
However, the rule did not apply to everyone.
“Hey! Yoo Hae-na!”
A loud voice rang calling Yoo Hae-na.
However, the castle of Cheonghwa was an exception for S-class Players…
They were beyond all the rules.
“I ran right away as promised! Are we having dinner together tonight?”
“Huh? Why! Are you sure you don’t want to keep your promise again?”
She put back her sunglasses, which she had taken off for a while.
“We can eat it later, now I have to report this case and post it.”
It was a very rough voice, unlike her usual elegant and relaxed tone.
And there’s a sense of alertness in the eyes.
This was due to the fact that she had no control over the situation.
“Huh? What kind of guild daughter is posting a report with her own hands? Hey, I’ve come so far after receiving your request, don’t you think you should buy me a meal?”
“We agreed not to ask about the issue of owning the Unlucky Event reward. Are you satisfied with that for now?”
There was a high possibility that a hero-class item would come out at the Unlucky event, and it was not necessary to confirm that the item would have gone to Han Tae-san.
Han Tae-san shook his head with a shy expression.
“Hey, you aren’t ranked one?”
At that, Yoo Hae-na tilted her head.
“What do you mean? Didn’t you catch the Boss monster?”
“That is correct, of course, but there is something I don’t understand. I mean, I beat up the Boss Monster, but before that, someone stuck a sword in its heart?”
“After it was all over, I was in second place.”
In other words, it meant that hero-class items went to other players.
But then, who the hell can beat Han Tae-san and get it?
‘AMT Rescue Team, are there any talented players below level 15?’
Yoo Hae-na put her sunglasses back on and turned around.
“Anyway, see you later.”
“Hey, are you really not going to buy me a meal?”
“I’m really busy today, so I’ll call you later.”
“Okay! Then you must buy it next time!”
Yoo Hae-na walked away from Han Tae-san and kicked her tongue inwardly.
‘That bastard, second place? What the hell is that? It would be extremely embarrassing if this became known.’
The S-class of the Cheonghwa Guild, which had been dispatched nicely had saved the citizens of Seoul Station, and that image was on its way to the mountains.
And about 30 minutes later…
While reviewing the interim report on this incident, Yoo Hae-na hears surprising news.
“What? What part would you like me to tell you again?”
When Yoo Hae-na’s reaction was not the same as usual, the investigation team leader asked nervously.
“You just said that the AMT soldier did the best in this incident?”
“Yes, the identity has not been confirmed yet, but these are the words of isolated citizens.”
“Was it the follow-up rescuer?”
“It’s still unclear, but according to a station guard who was on the scene, it was a soldier who had been at Seoul Station since the beginning.”
It wasn’t accurate, but Yoo Hae-na somehow seemed to know who the soldier was.
A soldier who was ‘isolated’ instead of deployed as part of a rescue force.
Lee Hyun-wook’s face came to mind.
‘What? Lucky, you say?’
On second thought, even the strange ease she was experiencing at the time bothered her.
As far as she knew, that was an expression that an F-class couldn’t have.
‘If it’s really him…’
At that time, the expression on her face that showed her strange leisure time was truly annoyed by her.
Her mind became a little more complicated.
* * * * *
Meanwhile, Lee Hyun-wook was facing the battalion commander.
Kim Kang-seok looked at Lee Hyun-wook with a firm expression.
“There are many things I want to hear from you.”
He had no choice but to do so.
“What the hell happened inside, how was all this possible?”
Experts from all over the world agreed, expecting that there would be countless victims.
To be honest, Kim Kang-seok had no choice but to agree with that opinion.
‘Honestly, I thought it would be a success if they could save even half of them.’
Even if it was a sliver of hope, he did his best not to give up.
If he, as the operation commander, gives up hope, the direction of the operation will be disturbed.
An unexpected event happened in every way.
Everyone survived, and Lee Hyun-wook’s performance seemed not to be just a mere wit.
It was now beyond his expectations, and he was skeptical.
‘Lee Hyun-wook, what the hell is this guy?’
Kim Kang-seok trusted Lee Hyun-wook.
His extraordinary side…
But this case wasn’t something he could do by himself.
So, Kim Kang-seok was suspicious.
And that ‘doubt’ is the first stage of ‘wonder’, Kim Kang-seok knew to some extent.
‘This is not the first time I’ve felt this way.’
He was one of the first players.
However, the Player’s world was not the best simply because they were the oldest.
He watched over and over again as players who woke up late suppressed him.
‘Han Tae-San, Baek-Jun Ki, Seo Eun-Ha, and maybe Choi Young-Jun in the future.’
When they first appeared, the world’s first impression was ‘doubt.’
However, as the proof was repeated, the world’s attention shifted to ‘faith’ and ‘longing.’
Lee Hyun-wook didn’t even know that maybe he was in the process.
The process of becoming a hero, not just a capable officer…
‘But he is an F-class.’
Those mentioned above are constantly growing.
However, Lee Hyun-wook has clear limitations.
In the end, it would be crushed by fate.
Kim Kang-seok suppressed his bitterness and looked at Lee Hyun-wook.
“Corporal Lee Hyun-wook, there are many things I want to ask you, but before that… there is someone you need to meet.”
Kim Kang-seok turned his head somewhere.
It was Seoul Station Square.
“Everyone, get out of this area! The teleport will open!”
A large space was emptied by an officer’s shout, and next to him, one of the sorceresses wearing headsets began to look up at the sky and shout.
“Ready! three! two! one! Open!”
At that moment, a blue ray of light fell from the sky.
It was a large teleport.
All eyes of Seoul Station Square gathered there.
And among the lights, a group of AMT soldiers walked out.
In the center stood General Choi Jeong-cheol, Brigade commander of the 3rd Horse Brigade.
Kim Kang-seok got up from his seat and adjusted his clothes.
And looking back at Lee Hyun-wook, he put his hand on his shoulder.
“The brigade commander wants to meet you.”
There was little tension in Kim Kang-seok’s voice.
However, a different thought lingered in Lee Hyun-wook’s head.
‘A one-star reward fell from the sky.’