Reader - Chapter 114: Romian’s Betrayal
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Even though there were only two monsters, they were not to be made light of. Their strength was the reason there are only two.
These monsters can also be said to be very dangerous to humans.
– Look! It’s a human!
– Hahaha! Sister, it’s my turn now!
– What?! Why?
‘Do all the succubus wear clothes like that?’
The two monsters were succubuses. They wore very exposing clothing, and Soo Hyuk’s face was turning red.
– Before we came here. Remember? I yielded a human to you!
Watching the two succubuses, Soo Hyuk cast a spell.
– But that was 50 years ago.
They were still continuing their conversation, but not any longer.
– It hurts!!!
The two succubuses flew with all their might to get out of the Poison Strom.
Flying through the storm’s strong winds, they managed to get out of the spell, but what awaited them was a chain of poison.
Since the proficiency rose, the chains were much faster than when he used it against the werewolves. The two monsters were already injured from the storm and were slowed. Thus they couldn’t dodge the chains.
The chain hit one of the succubuses and then spread to the other.
The two let out a scream and dropped to the ground.
“Poison Spear, Fire Spear.”
The spear pierced and exploded, and a notification appeared.
– Feather with a Succubus’s Mana x12
The item they dropped was a foundational item for spirit magic and cost quite a lot.
‘Twelve of them…’
Normally, each monster drops five to seven feathers, so twelve from two was an average number.
‘I can make a fortune with these.’
Just by the loot from the monsters can make quite a lot of money.
‘Even if the reward is bad, there’s nothing to regret.’
Soo Hyuk already obtained a lot of exp and money, so even if the reward was disappointing, it would be fine. But of course, with this difficulty, it would be impossible for the reward to be bad.
‘If a monster comes out…, I’m gonna finish tomorrow.’
Soo Hyuk had to catch six groups. That meant he couldn’t finish tonight. If he stayed up all
night, then it was possible, but Soo Hyuk did not intend to do so.
After a few minutes, Soo Hyuk stopped his step because he heard some noises.
Soo Hyuk made a confused face.
‘Are they fighting?’
The noise was the sound of metal clashing with metal. Soo Hyuk thought the monsters might be fighting against each other.
‘What kind of monsters are they?’
Walking towards the sound, Soo Hyuk was wondering what kind of monster would make this sound.
Arriving at the source of the sound, Soo Hyuk was surprised at the familiar figure.
A man was using a hammer and a chisel breaking the wall.
‘Romian? But how?’
‘He said this path was shorter.’
Romian went to the trap path and told Soo Hyuk the monster path was shorter.
Soo Hyuk kept walking nonstop, but how did Romian arrive first.
At that moment, a new quest was generated.
[Quest ‘Romian’s True Intention’ has been created.]
‘What is this?’
Seeing the message, Soo Hyuk was surprised and opened the quest window to check the
content of the quest.
‘This is the end,’
The preparations for the exploration were over.
Finishing the preparations, Romain returned to the hideout and frowned.
Hiding his presence, Romian saw people spying on something.
‘What’s this? Those people…Are they spying on the hideout?’
‘Is it Heron? Yes, that should be it.’
Thinking about the current situation, only Heron came to Romian’s mind.
‘What should I do…?’
While Romian was wondering, a man approached the hideout and knocked on the door. Then Haccid came out and was greeted with an attack. The remaining men rushed into the hideout afterward.
At the sudden change of events, Romian turned around and ran towards the second hideout that was prepared for a situation like this.
At the second hideout, Romian was worried about Haccid and was thinking about what he could do.
‘Soo Hyuk will come tomorrow, and since Haccid doesn’t know anything so the surveillance won’t stop.’
Haccid knew nothing about the cave other than its existence.
Only Romian knew about the details.
Since Haccid did not know anything, the spies should still be spying on the first hideout. So they were bound to clash with Soo Hyuk.
‘If it is Soo Hyuk…But there are too many of them.’
Soo Hyuk was strong, so Romian put his hope in him, but he remembered the number of men there were and lost hope. There were six men that he could see, who knew how many more were there.
Thinking about what to do, Romian was unable to sleep.
The next day, Romian let out a deep sigh.
‘Let’s use some time to figure out the current situation.’
There was nothing Romian could do right now except hiding and observing the situation.
‘I need to get some rest.’
Since he did not sleep, Romian was tired, so he headed towards a bedroom.
Just as he was about to drop on the bed,
A knocking sound surprised him.
‘Who’s behind that door?’
Hearing the knock and the voice, Romian began to think.
The voice was a familiar one.
Carefully, Romian opened the door.
Seeing Soo Hyuk, Romian was relieved and brought Soo Hyuk into the house, but then…
‘But how… How does he know this place?’
Romian could not understand.
Even Haccid did not know the location of the second hideout. Only Romian did, but how did Soo Hyuk locate this place?
Thinking of a sudden thought, Romian made a perplexed face, but in worry that Soo Hyuk would notice it, he turned it back to normal.
“Can you save Haccid?”
After some conversation, Romian asked Soo Hyuk. Soo Hyuk agreed without hesitation, so Romian watched Soo Hyuk’s back with a perplexed face.
‘He doesn’t even know where Haccid is…’
Because of Hyun Suk’s behavior, Romian doubted him even more.
‘If I am correct…What should I do?’
Thinking about the thought he had, Romian wondered what he should do. Romian was about to go and rest, but because of Soo Hyuk, he was busy with his thoughts, and after a few hours, Soo Hyuk came back. Next to Soo Hyuk was Haccid, who looked beat.
At the sight of Haccid, Romian confirmed his thought.
There were many men that kidnapped Haccid. It was impossible for Soo Hyuk to rescue Haccid this fast, nor was it possible for Soo Hyuk to locate Haccid within this short time.
‘He’s one of them.’
Romian believed that Soo Hyuk was on the enemy’s side. That would make all of his questions understandable.
Romian made a sharp gaze at Soo Hyuk.
< Romian’s True Intention>
For some reason, Romian betrayed you. He is now trying to monopolize Kelta’s treasures. Knowing his true intentions, what will you do?
Quest Reward; ??? (Based on your decision.)
The reason Romian was here was a betrayal.
Soo Hyuk could not figure out why Romian betrayed him.
The feeling of being betrayed by an NPC was an awkward one.
Staring at Romian digging, Soo Hyuk thought,
‘I don’t know why, but now that he’s betrayed me, I don’t think we’ll be able to cooperate.’
Although Soo Hyuk didn’t know whether Romian betrayed him because of greed or some other reason, he knew that he couldn’t work with Romian anymore.
‘What should I do now?’
Watching Romian, Soo Hyuk was thinking of his next step. The quest was not user-friendly. The reward for his decision was not visible.
‘Killing him would be the cleanest option…’
Although the reward was not visible, killing Romian would be the “cleanest” option. If Romian dies, Soo Hyuk wouldn’t need to worry about the potential danger of letting Romian go.
‘Killing him does make me feel uncomfortable.’
Although Romian betrayed Soo Hyuk, Soo Hyuk did not feel anger to the point of killing him.
‘Should I try and talk it out?’
After thinking a bit more, Soo Hyuk made his decision.
‘I am curious why he betrayed me.’
Romian shook at the sound of footsteps behind him and slowly turned his head around.
Seeing Soo Hyuk approaching, Romian collapsed in fear and in surprise, yelled,
“H..How are you here?”
Translator and Editor Notes:
sorry for being late ~ McTavish
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