‘It’s Hyung’s fault, as he had abandoned his young brother and disappeared.’
Seon-woo instinctively chose the words that could most provoke his brother's guilt.
As he said that, tears welled up again in his brother's eyes.
“It’s okay What’s okay”
Hyeon-woo was taken to the Demon Realm and lived there, but he knew roughly what was going on Earth.
That damn fairy sometimes gave him the news.
He should have threatened the fairy a little more.
During the flood of monsters and the world changing, that child was left alone with no one to depend on.
It must have been very difficult.
‘But it’s, okay’ Seon-woo's lie made Hyeon-woo feel even worse.
“No, I was really fine.
Although it was very difficult and very painful.”
Seon-woo spoke to his brother in a low voice.
Hyeon-woo's guess was not wrong.
Seon-woo had a hard life until he awakened.
Even after awakening, he persevered in a place where there was no one to trust and took his present position.
Still, he said that he was fine.
“Because I believed my brother would come back.”
That calm voice made Hyeon-woo even more distressed.
“Look, you’re finally back.”
He came back, did that happen He didn’t know why his younger brother was still so kind.
Seeing his younger brother speaking kind words to a person who he had resented so much, it became clear what he had to do in the future.
‘I will protect you.
so that no one can harm you.’ The moment Hyeon-woo was about to put out what he was thinking, Seon-woo brought out his words first.
“So now I will protect you.”
‘Yes, you now protect your brother.
Hyeon-woo did not cry but raised his head and looked at Seon-woo.
He seemed to have heard something strange.
“Because my older brother protected me in the past.
Now it's my turn to protect you."
‘No, I'm really strong.
You cannot protect me.
I look so weak.’ (he just realized that he looked weak.)
Hyeon-woo made an embarrassed expression.
‘I don't know the standards of power on Earth, but at least I’m strong enough to compete with the No.
1 in the Demon World.
I don't know why you would say that.’ (Hyeon-woo is thinking this.)
Kerberos, who had been watching Hyeon-woo and Seon-woo's meeting the whole time, could not bear it and made a sound.
‘Hey human, maybe not (as you can’t protect him).
That person in front of you even had a fight with Albergo, who is number one in the demon realm.
It was also said that no ordinary human can defeat Hyeon-woo.”
Kerberos stepped forward to make the stupid human (Seon-woo) aware of reality, but Hyeon-woo pressed his head down.
'Shut up and stay still.'
At the intense intention that was conveyed, Kerberos became quiet again.
‘Yes, if Seon-woo wants it.
I can do anything.
I was tired of living with all my strength anyway.’ After the death of his parents, he has been running diligently for his younger brother, but his true nature was being lazy.
He wanted to rest.
‘I can't do anything if you want to protect me’ (Hyeon-woo)
Seon-woo smiled brightly at Hyeon-woo's words.
It was a smile like the sunshine.
Then, Hyeon-woo, who was kneeling on the floor, stood up at once and hugged him.
It wasn't a hug of disgrace, though it felt humiliating to the others who were watching.
The moment he saw it, Kerberos, covered his head with his adorable feet and looked down.
But after waiting for a long time, nothing happened as he was looking down.
No, something did happen.
Seon-woo was walking away in the distance, carrying Hyeon-woo in his hands.
“Waang!” (Sound that dog made)
‘I have to follow him!’ Kerberos ran out hastily.
And the remaining hunters and Moo-hyuk were still standing there in their same spot.
“Can I go then”
Hyeon-woo barely opened his mouth after remaining silent for a long time.
“What if I don’t let you go out”
Actually, he didn't intend to let him go, but the tears of the two of them made him think a lot.
His body didn't move the way he wanted.
He patted his clothes to shake off the dust and turned around.
He had lost this one and only first-generation missing person to Seon-woo, so he had to follow up on all the information he could get from him.
‘It would be better to let the once long-distance brothers reunite.’ Moo-hyuk thought so.
Hyeon-woo was willing to do whatever his brother wanted.
He made up his mind to do so, but this was still not the case.
Hyeon-woo still has a clear childhood memory.
It took some time to match the strong tall man, who appeared before him with his younger brother he saw back then.
That was why the first thing that came to his mind now was his younger brother, who was weak and fragile.
It felt as though he was putting his brother through too much.
(He felt worried about his brother, who went through a lot of things when he wasn’t around.)
“Am I not heavy though”
"Not at all."
Seon-woo said firmly.
It was true that his older brother was too small and skinny.
‘How much trouble did he go through to survive with a body like this’ His throat was suffocated by these thoughts.
"You’re not heavy at all."
Then he gave strength to the arm that was holding Hyeon-woo.
Hyeon-woo took some power from his body to make it more comfortable.
‘Let’s trust my brother for now.’ It was with this thought he chose to stay in that positions.
“My brother is too skinny.” (Seon-woo)
‘Can you not see properly It is true that the food of the demon world did not suit my taste, so I ate the least.
Still, it's a pretty muscular body.’
“He’s too small though.” (Moo-hyuk)
‘I can put up with him saying I am skinny, but I can't stand it if you say I’m small.’
"It's not like that." (Seon-woo)
‘I'm over 175cm, but that's still small.’ To be precise, it wasn't that he was small, but Seon-woo was big.’
“You are too big.” (Hyeon-woo)
‘My little and cute little brother has really grown up a lot.’
“The higher the level of the Awakener, the better his physical condition.
Naturally, he grows taller and has a stronger body.
Hyung, I am an S-class Awakened.”
‘What’ Hyeon-woo widened his eyes.
This time he was really surprised.
‘Wasn't this saying that the stronger the body, the bigger the body grows Then why am I here’ His body trembled with anger.
'You bastard! Fairy bastard!' (I love him for saying this, wwwww…)
There were so many things he wanted to ask the fairy.
But the problem was that there were no fairies here.
It was said that fairies meddle like crazy in other worlds, but they couldn't come out in the human world, so as to maintain the balance in the world.
‘I should have exploded earlier.'
In the midst of trembling from anger, Seon-woo was misunderstood.
The older brother, who was bigger than him and always looked strong, was now smaller and weaker than him.
Even his body was trembling right now.
Hyeon-woo felt strange about being in a completely different position from before (he meant the protecting.
When he was young, he was strong, but now his younger brother wants to protect him.) Of course, it wasn't that he didn't like him or that he was being mean.
No matter how much he changed, he was still Seon-woo's favorite person, and he was the only one in the family.
Hyeon-woo must protect him too.
It wasn't until that moment when the thought became firmer.
Seon-woo passed through a broken-down building and came out.
Suddenly, the bright sun was rising in the sky, and a pleasant warm wind blew.
Seeing the environment that was completely different from the Demon Realm, what Hyeon-woo had been thinking about the whole time came to mind.
‘I really came back’
Hyeon-woo wanted to cry.
“Now put me down.”
Hyeon-woo wanted to enjoy the environment of the earth a little more.
As if he knew that, Seon-woo lowered him to the floor.
The breath he inhales felt sweet.
It was completely different from the stinging atmosphere of the demon realm.
Come to think of it, fifteen was not that old.
So, Hyeon-woo was the youngest among those who were taken away.
'Now I'm out of that **ing place.'
Hyeon-woo raised the corners of his lips and smiled softly.
‘I don't know how long it's been since I smiled properly.’ And then, a stranger's voice was heard.
A tall, slender man approached those two.
Dressed in a racing suit that clings to his body, he ruffles his curly light brown hair with his hands.
Then he spoke to Seon-woo again.
“Oh my…Are you done already”
He looked towards Hyeon-woo this time.
“Is he the first-generation returnee”
His gaze was on Hyeon-woo, but his words were on Seon-woo.
It was an act of completely ignoring Hyeon-woo.
Seon-woo's hand naturally went up and grabbed his curly hair without mercy.
It sounded like his head was falling apart.
"Damn! My head!"
The man hesitated in his place and looked down, touching his head, that was grabbed on.
“He is my Hyung.
As soon as the words came out, the man raised his head.
“Do I have to say it twice to understand”
Seon-woo raised his hand again.
Then the man threw out both hands and said,
Then he blatantly glanced at Hyeon-woo.
"You look weak."
Power went into his fist.
But before Hyeon-woo could do anything, a bundle of black fur jumped out from behind and hit the man.
It was like a cannonball.
"Ouch! What is this hairball!"
It was a small puppy, the size of two palms.
But in reality, it was Kerberos, a famous beast in the Demon Realm.
Hyeon-woo’s forehead tingles when he hits it with determination.
Kerberos punished the rude person and stretched his chest.
I punished a rude man!’ When Hyeon-woo gets angry, his surroundings become destroyed but this rude person didn't seem to know that.
He probably didn't want to be tied up and beaten up by him.
“What is that”
Looking at Kerberos, Seon-woo asked.
In fact, it could not be told to Seon-woo that Kerberos is a demonic beast from the Demon Realm.
He didn't want to lie either.
He decided to reveal only the parts that he could reveal as much as possible.
“It’s a puppy.”
"Puppy It's not like an ordinary dog though”
"That's fine, but if you tame it well, it'll be fine."
He has been taming it with his fists all this time, so he couldn’t stop it.
(it meaning the attack; he did the attacks on purpose.)
“But who is this guy”
“Deputy Guild Leader.”
“Hello, my name is Seo Chan-young.
I am the deputy head of the Seon-hyeon Guild.”
The greeting was polite, but that was all.
Credits:Translator: Hoshi MiyaEditor/Proofreader: Davine
The fact that he looks weak will be repeated a lot in the other chapters as well.
At least till like 25 chapters.
So please wait with me.
Of course, the fact that he's actually strong is a secret.