Clear Challenge (1)

Today was finally the day to participate in the C-class small gate clear.
Ye-Hyeon headed to the assembly hall with half expectation and half worry.

‘That’s enough potion…….’

Ye-Hyeon nodded as he reopened the inventory he had already checked a hundred times.

Aside from Baek Hae-Won, the other three also had such amazing capabilities that they rarely got hurt in the C-class sweep.

Of course, Ye-Hyeon, a healer, had nothing to do.
It was almost safe to call him a human burden.

But now when you challenge the gate clear, the story would change.

Unlike the sweep of monsters, when you clear the gate, you start with traps or ambushes, and then with a boss monster.
Its difficulty is completely different.

Ye-Hyeon opened the door of the assembly hall and looked carefully inside.

Maybe it’s because he has a lot on his mind, but he woke up early this morning.
Ye-Hyeon had nothing to do, so he left early, and there were another 30 minutes left until the meeting time.

He thought there would be no one yet, but Baek Hae-Won was sitting alone at a round table.

“Welcome, Ye-Hyeon .”

Baek Hae-Won smiled softly, probably feeling his presence.
Then he even pulled out his chair next to him.

“I’ll go change first.”

Ye-Hyeon changed all his equipment, and came out again, Baek Hae-won even tapped the seat next to him this time.

Ye-Hyeon approached slowly.
He didn’t want to sit close to each other with a large table that could seat 10 people, but he couldn’t ignore Baek Hae-won’s favor.

“What were you doing?”

“I was checking to see if there was any explanation missing.”

During the four-day break after cleaning up the medium-sized gate, Baek Hae-Won organized and sent information on the gate clear and the gate to be dispatched this time.

Ye-Hyeon grabbed the cell phone he was holding hard.
There were quite a lot of things that Ye-Hyeon didn’t know because he needed to know them from the perspective of fighting in person.
It was hard to get information even after paying money.

How can a person be this nice?

Ye-Hyeon looked at Baek Hae-won with his eyes sparkling.
Of course, he had no choice but to gradually increase his favorability because he did well steadily.

“I’ll read it again, too”

“Thank you.
I hope it helps.”

Ye-Hyeon quickly read the carefully organized documents.


Then he sighed again like a habit.
Baek Hae-won smiled quietly.

“Are you nervous?”

“……a little bit.”

After hesitating for a while, Ye-Hyeon gently brought up his true intention.
He knew it was okay inside his head, but his heart kept beating nervously.

“You can trust me.
I think everyone wants you to trust rather than worry about them.”

“I will.”

Baek Hae-won smiled and comforted Ye-Hyeon ‘s anxiety.

Soon after, Kwon Joo-Ho and Shin Do-Gyeom arrived side by side.
It was funny that they met on the way here, but they only looked forward as if they didn’t know each other.

“Good morning.”

Ye-Hyeon intentionally smiles brightly and says hello.
Kwon Joo-Ho briefly looked at Ye-Hyeon and immediately went into the dressing room, and Shin Do-Gyeom did not pretend to hear at all.

Ye-Hyeon made eye contact with Baek Hae-Won while secretly looking at Shin Do-Gyeom’s back.

“………you should keep it a secret.”

“Well, what should I do?”

Baek Hae-won tilted his head.

“Hunter Baek Hae-Won!”

“Ha ha.”

Ye-Hyeon playfully pulled Baek Hae-won’s clothes with a tearful face.

Baek Hae-Won laughed aloud, but the arm caught by Ye-Hyeon has swept away.

‘Baek Hae-Won is the one who builds the most wall.’

Ye-Hyeon sighed pretending he didn’t notice.

“I want to get close, but it’s hard.”

“You’re doing great enough.”

This time, Baek Hae-Won’s comfort did not really reach Ye-Hyeon.

Ye-Hyeon looked up at the clock.
There were still about 15 minutes left until the meeting time.

He was going to tease Yoon Seung-Jae hard if he was even a minute late, but as soon as he thought of that, the door burst open.

“Hyung! When did you get here? I called you this morning.
Did you see it? Why aren’t you replying to me these days?” Yoon Seung-Jae grabbed Ye-Hyeon ‘s shoulder as soon as he came in and rubbed his forehead on the back of his neck.

Yoon Seung-Jae’s size has steadily increased as he continues to train.
Whenever a big guy curled up and hit him, Ye-Hyeon ‘s upper body was always staggering.

“No, I forgot.
Also, I only didn’t reply to the latest one.
Go and get changed first.”

Ye-Hyeon soothes Yoon Seung-Jae.

Shin Do-Gyeom who just finished changing looked at them with disgusted eyes.

Yoon Seung-Jae wearing the armor took a seat next to Ye-Hyeon.
Only Kwon Joo-Ho and Shin Do-Gyeom sat far away from each other.

Perhaps because he got used to the divided party, Ye-Hyeon thought it would be scarier if the five of them became of one mind.

Ye-Hyeon carefully examined the party members.
He didn’t seem to be the only one who was different from usual.

“Hyung, I bought a new belt this time, and I could hang two more potions.

Yoon Seung-Jae became more talkative.
The slightly red eyes seemed to be very excited.

At this point, Shin Do-Gyeom may say that he is noisy, but Shin Do-Gyeom had his eyes closed.
The slightly frowned brow looked sensitive.

Baek Hae-Won kept smiling, but he seemed to have subsided a little.

At least, Kwon Joo-Ho, who is calm, did not seem much different from usual.

Maybe not.
He thinks Kwon Joo-Ho is weird, too.
How many times has he been wiping his sword since a while ago?

Kwon Joo-Ho, sitting in the corner, was wiping the sword from dirt invisible from sight.

“We’ve dealt with Grave Dog before, so I don’t have to talk about it, do I? As I said the day before yesterday, we will only deal with the middle boss this time.
Once we get to the Boss Room Portal, we’ll wait until the hunters assigned to the other routes arrive.”

There is a separate middle boss for each route, but there was only one boss throughout the dungeon.

“Why are we just watching without participating in the battle?”

Shin Do-Gyeom raised an objection by raising one eye.
He seemed dissatisfied to be excluded from the battle.

“I don’t know about other bosses, but this boss is Cerberos.
Cerberos is dangerous because his Aggro jumps at his weakest opponent every time.”

Baek Hae-Won said firmly.
At the end of Baek Hae-Won’s words, the four eyes were on Ye-Hyeon.


Ye-Hyeon opened his mouth because he was being pointed at as being the “weakest member” but he couldn’t refute it.

In fact, the best way to get rid of Cerberos was to participate in the battle only with the elite forces of each route.

“Baek Hae-Won, if it’s Cerberos, does it have three heads?”

Yoon Seung-Jae opened his eyes wide and asked what he expected.

“No, there are only two.”

“Then it’s not Cerberos.”

Yoon Seung-Jae rolled around as if he was disappointed.

Even with two heads, Cerberos was among the most powerful C-class bosses.
One head emits fire while the other emits ice, making it an even more difficult target for low level hunters.

“That’s right.”

Baek Hae-Won smiled instead of adding an explanation.

When a new monster was discovered, Hunter, who first killed it, could name it.

It was the American S-class twin sister Hunter named Cerberos.
The two were serious fans of Greek and Roman mythology.

They gave the new monster the name of a mythical monster if it had any resemblance.

Considering that the giant snake was named Medusa, the fish-type monster without wings, was named Siren, and half lion-and-half tigers named Sphinx, it seemed that there was not much naming sense.

Like Yoon Seung-Jae, there were quite a few hunters who were disappointed to see the real thing after hearing the name.

They had only one rule.
As it is a mythical monster, they could only give the name to boss monsters.

There was a time when it turned into a diplomatic issue.’

Ye-Hyeon shook his head.

A Canadian hunter once had a big fight with the twin Hunter sisters after he gave the name Minotaur to a monster that resembles a cow walking on two legs.
The Hunter did not withdraw the name Minotaur until the end, and it resulted in disputes.
Three years later, he is still treated as their enemy.

“The middle boss is either a zombie wolf or a skeleton hound.
You memorized all the attack patterns and weaknesses, right? If you’re confused, memorize it again even on the move.
Shall we go now?”

Baek Hae-won nodded lightly.

There’s a chance for them to meet the twin sister.
I’m still not done with my final proj so please be patient for a while, here’s some extra chapters I managed to finish.


EDIT: Chapter 60 is now up

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