Chapter 223: Explosion (1)
A familiar demon was collapsed against a wall. His whole body was covered with blood. His white face was even paler.
If it wasn’t for the rising of his chest, she would have thought he was dead.
Yoo Eun-hye caught her breath. Her mind was blank. Her hands shook as she formed fists. And she moved quickly.
The Awakened. Among them, she was one of the best. Her hearing went beyond the limits of a human so she could hear the sound of a beating heart from far away. But right now, she felt like an ordinary person. She couldn’t hear or feel anything.
Yoo Eun-hye brought her ear to the man’s chest.
Finally, she heard the sound of a heart beating.
Yoo Eun-hye shed tears of relief. She didn’t know why the tears were emerging. There was just a vague feeling.
At the same time, Yoo Eun-hye was quickly able to recover her control.
She looked around.
There were traces of a disturbance. Dead demons.
‘An assault. He was taken by surprise.’
She nodded. It was clear that the man had been attacked and fought back. Yes. He wasn’t an easy opponent. All of his enemies were eventually slain. But the man himself was wounded and collapsed.
‘It isn’t over. It happened at least twice…’
Her mind was jolted awake.
The traces in the surroundings didn’t lie.
It was obvious that he was assaulted several times but defeated them all.
If that was the case.
‘There might be another attack.’
Yoo Eun-hye immediately lifted the man. It was like he was dead. The man was exhausted and Yoo Eun-hye was unable to deal with any demons.
However, the outside was filled with creatures. She didn’t know if it was possible when alone, but they wouldn’t be able to escape notice with two people.
‘Hide in a safe place.’
That seemed to be the only way.
Yoo Eun-hye started walking. She hadn’t experienced any obstacles when coming here. She was able to remember a place that seemed the most secure.
‘The clock tower.’
The creatures couldn’t easily approach the clock tower.
It was a gamble. The clock tower had to be dangerous for the creatures to avoid it.
Yoo Eun-hye used all her strength to escape the underground area with the man.
Yoo Eun-hye moved quickly.
She had memorized a map of Greenwich Observatory. Although the interior was renovated, the framework hadn’t changed that much.
This was the fastest and safest road.
‘I have to treat him.’
The man’s body was like a fireball. Once his stopped heart started to beat again, it burned like a flame. He was emanating such heat that Yoo Eun-hye’s back started to warm.
It would be unlucky if there was a creature that detected heat. There seemed to be no other way.
Yoo Eun-hye looked around as much as possible. She used all her senses to try and determine the position of creatures in the area. Thanks to that, there was a small time delay.
But she couldn’t risk it. It was a situation where the man’s life was threatened. It was the only way to move safely.
The path to the clock tower felt very far. Fortunately there weren’t as many creatures in the castle as she thought. None of them were high ranking.
After she had gone approximately halfway.
Yoo Eun-hye felt an incredible amount of magic power surrounding her.
She turned her head and could see shadows coming up from the ground.
She swallowed her saliva. The shadows found Yoo Eun-hye and the man wrapped around her.
Their intentions didn’t seem good. The shadows seemed like a type of creature.
‘It can’t be helped. I have to fight.’
Yoo Eun-hye carefully put the man down and pulled out her sword. But her sword was considerably damaged. It was due to the battle with Edward.
Thanks to the treatment from the high priest sisters, her stamina remained, but her weapon…
‘It will be hard with this sword. What to do?’
She bit her lip. At that moment, the shadows turned into Yoo Eun-hye.
They were similar but a little different. A doppelganger didn’t appear in the form of a shadow. They stayed as the last creature they transformed into.
“I’ll borrow these for a moment.”
Yoo Eun-hye’s gaze moved towards the man’s waist. Two swords. She pulled out both of them.
One sword was black while the other one was golden and jeweled.
Yoo Eun-hye stumbled the moment she grabbed both swords.
Wrath and the Emperor’s Sword are looking at the user. The two swords have weak egos and will cause a strong repulsion force when used by the wrong user.
Yoo Eun-hye regained her posture. The power she felt disappeared.
Her eyes widened. An ego sword. She had heard of it but this was the first time she had seen the real thing. She never heard of anyone having one so she thought it was just imaginary.
Yoo Eun-hye quickly shook her head.
Now wasn’t the time. She had to move as quickly as possible to remove the shadows that looked like her. If she took too long then other nearby creatures might join.
The enemies also copied Yoo Eun-hye’s weapons. If seemed like they copied everything.
‘…It can’t be.’
Yoo Eun-hye thought despairingly.
Yoo Eun-hye was sweating. She kept on panting. It felt like the world was turning and she wanted to sit down. But Yoo Eun-hye used every bit of her willpower to move her feet.
The shadows were persistent. They had already struck a few times and didn’t know how to give up. Thank to that, her pace was delayed.
She knew how to ease this problem.
She could give up the man.
The goal of the shadows was the man.
If she threw him away then they would stop their pursuit.
But she couldn’t do that. Her heart cried out not to do that.
She leaned against the wall. She peeked at the man’s face.
Despite being bloodsoaked…his face looked comfortable. Did he know the current situation?
However, the man had a different atmosphere than usual.
Despite killing in cold blood, she could never hate his face. He seemed like a pure baby.
Yoo Eun-hye’s mouth twitched.
Yoo Eun-hye believed in him, no matter what mask he used.
Everyone had an unknown face. He didn’t have to put on a mask!
“Hold on a little longer. Now…almost there.”
She could see the clock tower.
There was only a bit more to go. If she walked a hundred more steps then she could enter the clock tower.
Yoo Eun-hye moved while holding onto hope. But she didn’t make it far enough.
The shadows emerged again.
Yoo Eun-hye was sick and tired of them.
No matter how many she killed and killed, they kept appearing from somewhere. They were like a curse. They wouldn’t stop until they exterminated their target.
Yoo Eun-hye raised the swords again. She moved despite not being familiar with dual swordsmanship. To be exact…it felt like the two swords were telling her how to move. She listened to the swords’ whispers and moved.
And her movements closely resembled that man’s.
|-The skill ‘Sword Flow’ (U, Passive) has been created.
Strength and agility have increased by two.
She didn’t worry about the messages. Yoo Eun-hye took a deep breath and quietly took an attack stance. She felt more pliant than before so now it was time to deal with the shadows.
The shadows surrounded Yoo Eun-hye. Yoo Eun-hye sliced the waist of the first clone.
Yoo Eun-hye soon forgot all tiredness. She only focused on killing the shadows. Nothing else mattered.
|-The skill ‘Trance’ (Ex U, Passive) has been created.
All stats have increased by two.
Was it due to following the man’s movements? Or was it because the two swords were telling her the way? The messages continued rising. Right now, none of them entered Yoo Eun-hye’s eyes.
Yoo Eun-hye collapsed to the ground soon after defeating all the shadows.
She had no stamina left. She didn’t even have enough stamina remaining to flick a finger.
Her vision was becoming increasingly blurry. Yoo Eun-hye reached out and grabbed the man’s hand. If the shadows attacked again then she wouldn’t be able to do anything.
Her life would end along with the man’s.
It was at that moment.
“Lul ~ lululul ~ Mirror, mirror, is Yihi the prettiest in this world? Yes ~ Yihi is the best in the world! Omo, really? Yihihi!”
Yoo Eun-hye saw a small fairy holding a hand mirror and dancing in the clock tower.
“Huh? Ugly woman! And…heok! Master!”
The fairy cried out in dismay after confirming the man’s appearance.