Chapter 1 Part 5
After Hyunsuk located all of Chang Soo’s comrades, he looked at Chang Soo in the eye.
“Did you just say that you would do everything I tell you to do?”
Chang Soo felt chills running down his back and his confidence level dropped right when they met eye contact. Hyunsuk’s eyes held so much evil and malice in them.
‘Is this fool really 21? He probably just started… How can a rookie player hold such an effect on me like this?’
Chang Soo thought for a second that he was sitting face to face with a veteran player.
Still, even veteran players only played for 3 years, and the only difference between a veteran player and Chang Soo would be that he was 3 years less experienced.
But still, the experience given to players fighting to the death in the dungeon does not go anywhere. Even if they sat still, the veteran players would give off an aura of being able to kill someone easily.
The feeling that Chang Soo got from looking at Hyunsuk was the exact aura that veteran players gave off constantly.
“Then gather around the people in your group. I told you earlier, right? If you do not take the antidote in a matter of 30 minutes, the ability of reviving the complete amount of it will disappear. You would only be able to obtain half of your strength.”
“That wasn’t a joke? You were being serious?”
Chang Soo’s expression quickly dropped and hardened. If Hyunsuk was being serious, Chang Soo and his group were completely screwed. What would be the point of taking the antidote when half of their strength would be gone?
A player’s power was the most important thing. If they had a lot of power, they were a strong player. If they did not have a lot of strength, they were a weak player.
If he hesitated and the 30 minute time that was given to them ran out, Chang Soo wondered how much the people in his group would hate him. He hurried outside and waved his hand around in the air.
This was one of the signs that Chang Soo and his group members established. This signal was actually a signal that told them to attack, but he and his group members did not establish a sign that said it was safe to come out and to gather. There was nothing else he could do in order to have them come out.
Four people ran out from different directions. Chang Soo yelled out to them before they mistakenly decided to attack Hyunsuk, “Stop! Just come here!”
As they were coming towards him, his eyes widened.
“Oh my gosh! Myung Suk!”
Chang Soo quickly turned his head around to the building that Myung Suk was standing by on. Right then, there was a very loud noise along with the sounds of windows breaking.
Myung Suk, who was waiting for that attack signal, fired the sniper when he saw it. His sniper skills were phenomenal. The chance that he hit the target, Hyunsuk, was very high.
This was not the plan that Chang Soo was going for. But strangely, Chang Soo started to relax a little. Until he realized the full impact of what this meant.
Chang Soo hit the wall with his fist.
An immense amount of pain shot down his hand. If he had any power left, the building would have shook instead of his hand hurting. But because he did not have any strength, he was made into an idiot by hitting his hand.
The pain in his hand would have been unbearable should he have been completely aware of what happened, but the rush of adrenaline that the situation brought to Chang Soo was enough to make him forget about the pain in his hand.
“How the hell am I supposed to regain my lost strength? Myung Suk that idiot! He didn’t even look carefully or listen to what I was saying and he shot! What the hell am I supposed to do now?”
But all Myung Suk did was act upon the established plan. He did nothing wrong.
It did not register in Chang Soo’s head that Myung Suk was only doing as he was ordered. Chang Soo was panicking and he started to get very angry.
“If all of that was not an act, then I can just assume and take that you had no idea the situation would turn like this and that he would attack me. Am I right?”
Chang Soo’s body was covered in chills. He turned around his neck stiffly and cautiously in the direction of where the voice came from.
Chang Soo jumped up in the air and backed up from being so surprised. Hyunsuk was standing there without a scratch on his body and completely unfazed.
Well, it wasn’t like he was completely untouched. His clothes were covered in dirt and debris as if he rolled around on the floor to dodge the attack.
‘Did he really dodge that attack? Myung Suk’s sniper attack? In that chaotic situation?’
Hyunsuk looked at Chang Soo’s surprised expression and spoke, “Are you going to leave him like that?” Hyunsuk moved his chin in the direction of where Myung Suk was standing on top of the roof top. Startled, Chang Soo turned his head around and looked up at him.
Myung Suk was pointing a gun that had a silencer attached in the direction of where Hyunsuk was standing. Meanwhile, Hyunsuk moved so that he was using Chang Soo as his body shield and avoiding the aim that Myung Suk had on him.
That’s when Chang Soo suddenly realized what Hyunsuk was doing. He quickly lifted his hands above his head and started to wave his hands around in the air. Myung Suk lowered his gun when he saw the movements. Chang Soo waved his hand to Myung Suk, signaling him to come down from the roof building. Everybody that was passing by, stared at Chang Soo because of the commotion he was creating.
Hyunsuk slowly backed away and created a good amount of distance between them. He was trying to act like he did not know Chang Soo. Noticing the caution that Hyunsuk was taking, Chang Soo’s group members also put a distance between each other and a distance between themselves and Chang Soo.
When Chang Soo realized what was happening, his face flared up red and he glared at each of his group members with eyes filled with embarrassment. He stopped moving his hands in the air.
But the awkward situation didn’t last long. Everybody had to group up when Myung Suk reached them and enter back into the coffee shop.
“This… This is the antidote?”
Chang Soo was inspecting the small, blue marble that was placed into his hand and grumbling to himself. His comrades were doing the same thing. The antidote was giving off a weird gleam and they could not bring themselves to consume it.
More than that, how could they trust that the small marble would bring back their powers?
Hyunsuk sat in his seat with a leisured look on his face.
“I think there might be about… 5 minutes left? I mean, I took everybody’s power at different times so it is possible that somebody’s time of regaining your power might have already expired.”
These people were feeling the toll of not having their complete strength with them on their body. They did not feel like players from the dungeon, but rather just like normal civilians. Chang Soo’s group was in a deep thought. It didn’t matter what the small marble did to them because they had already hit rock bottom; they had nothing more to lose.
The six of them all put the antidote into their mouths at the same time.
They all felt the taste in their mouths at once. The antidote was extremely bitter.
But the effect was also as strong as the bitterness.
‘Shit… How is the bitter taste lasting all the way into my stomach?’
They could not understand how the taste continued to last throughout their entire body. It wasn’t just lingering on their tongues, but it traveled through every inch of their body.
Each and every person could feel their powers being restored in the spots where the bitterness touched.
They shuddered and shook as they felt the power filling up the empty spots of their body.
The feeling of having the lost strength touch every part of their body was pure ecstasy. It could not be put into words of how great it felt.
They had to contain the sounds of excitement from escaping their mouths. But no matter how hard they tried, a small sound always came out from the corner of their mouths.
It was a very unique event.
Hyunsuk separated himself a little from Chang Soo’s group.
A few moments later, the first person that came to his right mind was Chang Soo himself. He was sprawled across his chair staring at the ceiling and then slowly turned to look at Hyunsuk. Chang Soo’s eyes were glowing menacingly.
“This really is the antidote. All of my strength really came back.”
Chang Soo’s comrades, one by one lifted their heads and stood up. They could not control the sudden power they felt flowing through their bodies and stared at Hyunsuk with the same malicious glow.
Chang Soo started to laugh hysterically and looked at Hyunsuk straight in the eye and spat out his words syllable by syllable, “Now, what is our naive player going to do?”
All Hyunsuk did was smile widely at this.
“Who are you saying is naive?”
Chang Soo’s heart stopped for a moment. He recalled the smile that Hyunsuk was giving from something that happened in the dungeon before. Deja vu.
He swallowed hard.
Chang Soo knew that Hyunsuk’s smile was an omen. And not for anything good.
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