Chapter 27 Choi Ji-hyeok
On the bus going home, Choi Ji-hyeok was watching a YouTube video with a friend who lived in the same complex.
In the video, the Cheongseong Guild that Suppa had taken before.
The action was passing. Choi Ji-hyuk grumbled while watching the video.
“Ah, I wish the Cheongseong Guild would come here in Paju.”
“Ah, oh. Instead, Hunters Association Hunters are here.”
“I don’t really like them.”
A friend who was watching the video next to me said so, but Choi Ji-hyuk’s dissatisfaction did not subside easily.
Seeing him like that, his friend shook his head.
“Why do you hate the Nin Association so much?”
“No, I don’t hate it.”
“But why? Is it like that foreknowledge again?”
“Because it’s not yes. It just happened by chance. But it’s similar to that.
Just looking at the Hunter Association makes me feel good. Well, do you really need a reason to hate it?”
埠I, let’s say so. Well, my mother is like that, and everyone likes the Cheongseong Guild.”
The friend nodded.
Similar to Choi Ji-hyuk, the number of people who dislike the Hunter Association and express their liking for the Cheongseong Guild continued to increase.
In particular, in the video of Supa, the tragic video of laying down the last line of defense at the expense of life to buy time for citizens to evacuate is spreading, so it was even more so.
“But anyway, wouldn’t it be better than nothing? You can’t think of it that way.”
“what… … That’s it though.”
Choi Ji-hyuk nodded his head with an awkward face.
There was nothing wrong with what my friend said.
In fact, since the Hunter Association came in, the damage to monsters had decreased considerably.
He was unaware of it, but since the initiative for Operation Daemon had passed to the Hunter side not long ago, it was getting even lower.
‘But, I keep thinking that it will be safer if the Cheongseong Guild comes.’
Choi Ji-hyuk muttered inwardly and turned his attention to Supa’s You Tube video.
The anxiety that arises from just looking at the Hunter Association was also a concern for him.
This strange sensation that my friend called foresight.
It was a feeling that had arisen after the gate opened, before anything bad happened to him.
And the feeling keeps warning him
Don’t trust the Hunter Association.
‘But it’s not like the Cheongseong guild hunters come just because I want it.’
But that feeling was meaningless.
Just because I was warned doesn’t mean I can listen to everything.
He was merely convincing and deceiving himself that it was only a coincidence that his senses had come true so far.
‘Still, I’m glad that the anxiety subsided when I saw the video of the Cheongseong Guild.’
However, when I saw the Cheongseong Guild forming a square with the determination to die in order to buy time for the residents to evacuate, that anxiety disappeared.
It was the reason he enjoyed watching the videos of the Cheongseong Guild.
[there! Guild Leader Lee Sang-hoon is here! Brothers, the person over there said that he was coming today… … 』
‘That’s Sang-hoon Lee, the guild leader.’
Choi Ji-hyuk looked at Lee Sang-hoon in the video with longing eyes.
Not only Choi Ji-hyeok, but Sang-hoon Lee and the Cheong-seong Guild were like heroes in a movie to most people.
So the two of them got on the bus heading home.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaa-! Aaaaaaaaaaa- !
Then, a siren sounded in the sky.
The two looked at each other in surprise.
If it was before the gate incident, this is Paju
It was also near the DMZ, so it was a siren sound that could be considered an air strike or a North Korean provocation.
But now, almost all of them were used as a warning sound that the gate was opened and a monster came out.
Well, either way, it was the same to avoid Bali to a safe place.
“Isn’t this the sound of a monster popping out?”
“that’s right. I don’t think there’s any need to worry though. I’m all home now.”
“is it… …
Fortunately, the bus carrying them was slowly entering the intersection where the stop at the housing complex where they lived.
However, when the bus arrived at the crossroads, their expressions seriously changed.
I had no choice but to do so.
Soldiers were encircling and blocking the housing complex they had just arrived at.
Both of their faces turned pale.
It must have been around their house that the monsters came out of.
No, looking at the blockade of the housing complex, I didn’t know it had popped out of the housing complex.
‘Wait, it’s time for Mom and Miyeon to be home.’
As soon as that thought occurred, a feeling of anxiety as if a heavy stone had suddenly fallen in Choi Ji-hyuk’s chest spread.
Damn, this feeling again… …
I hurriedly got off the bus and tried to enter the housing complex, but it was impossible.
They told the soldiers who were guarding the barrier
was stopped by
“This is my home! I have a family inside!”
“No, it’s dangerous to go in now!”
“No, let go of this. M Moving, it doesn’t matter what you do!”
“Uh huh, someone help! Here the students are trying to get in! Uh I missed it!”
Choi Ji-hyuk, with his unique athleticism, pierced through the blocking soldiers and ran towards the barrier.
However, he was soon caught by another soldier who was watching the situation.
“Let go of this!”
“calm down! If you go in, it will only interfere with the evacuation operation. Wait calmly.”
“Come on, look over there. Can you see the police evacuating the residents now?”
Only then did Choi Ji-hyeok catch his eyes on the police officers running around inside the barrier to evacuate the residents.
Seeing this, he relaxed his body and the soldier put him down.
“do not worry. Hunters belonging to the Hunter Association just arrived.”
Choi Ji-hyuk turned his head to where he was looking.
Hunters just getting out of the car caught his eye.
“These people will catch the monster, so wait a little bit, okay?”
“… … Yes.”
So he and his friend moved to a temporary tent located outside the barrier.
Waiting for my family to come out and meet me together
I was thinking of leaving.
“ha. There is no other way but to wait… … . You don’t even answer the phone. Can you call me now?”
“Uh, I’ve been betting since a while ago… … I don’t get it.”
“You couldn’t bring your cell phone out because you were in a hurry… …
The two sighed and sat down.
As the tension that had been rushing up and down went down again, the strength in his legs was released as well.
The two sat down and stared blankly at their phones.
“… … But, look, it’s lucky that there is also a Hunter Association, isn’t it?”
“what? Oh… … Was that?”
Choi Ji-hyuk smiled bitterly at the sudden words of his friend.
Until recently, he said he didn’t like the Hunter Association and that he liked the Cheongseong Guild, but now he had to trust only the Hunter Association for the safety of his family.
“… … Yes. You were right.”
However, while answering like that, Choi Ji-hyuk could not hide his anxiety.
A sticky feeling of anxiety creeped up from beneath his chest.
It felt like a kind of foreknowledge that something bad was about to happen.
It was a feeling very familiar to Choi Ji-hyuk.
The palpitations and anxiety just before something bad happens.
His sense, which had hitherto been hit like a foreknowledge, was felt once again.
‘Where is Yeji? Everything that has happened so far has been just a coincidence.’
Choi Ji-hyuk forcibly brushed away the anxiety in his chest and closed his eyes tightly.
‘Nothing will happen.’
And that’s how I convinced myself.
That anxiety became a reality.
“… … The siren is still not over.”
The friend said with a serious expression.
Choi Ji-hyuk had been feeling it too. The fact that the atmosphere is quite bad.
‘Are you right this time? It’s not even an awakening ability, but it fits well, really. If it was going to be like this, I would have awakened and became a hunter, so I would have solved it myself.
Choi Ji-hyuk clenched his teeth and stood up.
Although he wasn’t a hunter, he couldn’t help but wait inside with his heart about to explode with this anxiety.
“Hey, 20 minutes have passed?”
“Huh. That would have been it.”
This is because the siren sound did not stop even after quite a while, and the screams and roars of the monsters only kept getting closer.
Residents who escaped from the housing complex continued to pass by, but their families were nowhere to be seen.
I don’t know why it was so late, but I couldn’t wait any longer.
“Hey. Still, rather than shut up and leave, I’ll have to check if there’s any information. you cell phone
how much battery do you have? Mine is out of battery.”
“me? About 10%?”
“Then turn on the portal site. Let’s see if it comes out or not if you type Paju. If it was around this point, there would have been some news.”
My friend, who had been chattering for a while, manipulated his cell phone and then turned on a TV show.
“What show is that?”
“Um, this is the first name I’ve ever heard of a broadcaster, but since the title is Paju Monster Invasion, I think this is the origin of this story.”
“Yes. Play Bali.”
“Wait a minute. There are a lot of people here, so it takes some lag.”
And seeing the screen turned on, the two had no choice but to freeze. Just when the video is turned on,
It was because the camera was pointing at the monster.
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo… … ,
There was a monster standing there, exuding a sense of ruin and intimidation that you can feel even through the camera.
Wearing a red aura all over his body, ignoring the awakening ability that was shot at him, he rushed towards the hunters and wielded an ax, which was a disaster itself.
Jinhyuk Choi spit out a word without realizing it.
It was like explaining why things didn’t end like this.
“I think it’s hard to deal with Hunters too…
“It’s worth it. What’s that crazy?”
At that time, the hunters in the video suddenly started to retreat.
Seeing this, Choi Ji-hyuk was embarrassed and shouted at his cell phone unconsciously.
“What? Where are you all going? Hey, what should I do if I go there?”
Of course, the broadcast chat window was the same.
– What is it, where are they going????
– Aren’t you going to stop that?
[‘The Hook Collector’ donated 1,000 won]
[You are good at collecting hooks in this house.]
– That bastard looks like he’s running after people, but he’s dripping with money.
– Shut up everyone, it doesn’t matter if you donate or not. that’s not important
– Hey, did you talk to the other party about that splashing?
– Probably not? Look at the faces of the soldiers over there. ‘Where is the day?’ You are like this.
– That’s right. John X has a look of disappointment. The gun was also stopped.
The military unit in the video paused for a moment in bewilderment, and when one of the officers shouted something, only then came to his senses and resumed the battle.
However, without the support of the hunters, there was a limit to blocking the monster wave with only rifle firepower.
[Bullets don’t go through that red aura!]
[crazy! come here! escape… … !]
Eventually, shortly after, the barrier broke.
[Huh? Wait, they’re this way… … Run away, hit billions!]
Subsequently, a group of monsters rushed toward the broadcaster who was broadcasting.
Soon, the camera fell to the floor with a terrified voice, and the broadcast was cut off with a rumbling sound.
Only a gray screen full of noise and, on the contrary, a chat window that seemed to explode because it was too active filled their sights.
At that moment, Choi Ji-hyuk’s ears responded to the sound from outside the tent.
“Reorganize quickly! Check the vacancies! Hey, Sunggyu-ya. Are all the kids safe?”
“Fortunately, there are only two people who fell out at the right time and were injured, all of which are not life-threatening.
“good job. I fell out of time. Hey, that’s something we can’t deal with. I’ll have to stay away for a while until support comes to the association headquarters.”
“What is this sound?”
“The Hunters Association Hunters! But are you missing out?”
As soon as he realized that, Choi Ji-hyuk immediately ran outside.
When I went out, I saw the Hunters Association Hunters, who were holding up their equipment in good-looking faces.
“I got a call now. A deal that will arrive in the association’s direct attack squad within one person. In the meantime, we have been told to do our best to preserve our forces, so we will leave this to the military base and we will withdraw.”
“wait for a sec!”
“Huh? Who is it?”
The friend who was listening to the conversation the Hunters were talking to shouted at them that they couldn’t hear it anymore.
“Aren’t you trying to run away now?”
“What are you? It’s none of your business.”
“My family is inside, and if I don’t care, who cares!”
“No, it’s okay, don’t deal with kids for nothing. Now, if we waste time here and face that monster again, the damage will increase. We withdraw quickly before we lose money.”
However, they did not care at all and walked quickly.
“Wait! Until the residents inside are evacuated…
Choi Ji-hyeok tried to block the way, but there was no way the general public could catch the hunter who was determined to escape.
In the end, all that was left was him and his friend, covered in dust and hunched over in the parking lot of the residential complex.
“… … shit.”
Choi Ji-hyuk spit swear words and looked at the association that was moving away.
The appearance of the Cheongseong guild hunters who risked their lives to create a square to buy the residents time to evacuate was overlapped with the behind the scenes.
‘Children who have no sense of duty as a hunter. Bastards who don’t even reach the toes of the Cheongseong Guild.’
Choi Ji-hyuk muttered inwardly and turned his head to look at his friend’s face.
Just in time his friend is looking at him, they
We exchanged opinions with our eyes.
And soon they both ran into the barrier.
* * *
Not long after breaking up with friends and looking for their own family, he was able to find one.
And at the same time I could see why their family had not come out yet.
My mother was limping on one leg.
“Are you hurt? Here, lean on me.”
“I’m sorry, I rushed out and
Choi Ji-hyuk, who rushed out to support his mother, immediately felt the sensation of his hair rising.
He wrapped his arms around Valley’s mother and brother and fell to the floor.
“Hey! hey hey… …
The sudden shock of being thrown to the floor made the sound of his younger brother in pain.
“Why all of a sudden… … .”
Boo woo woo-!
However, as soon as they saw the ax passing over their heads, the sound had to stop.
When I turned around, I saw a monster wearing a red aura that I saw in the video before, standing in front of them.
My mother and younger brother were tired of the pressure and did not dare to get up, but they lay on their backs.
So did all the other residents who were running around.
Unable to overcome the monster’s presence, they all fell to the floor and remained frozen.
However, Choi Ji-hyeok was able to slowly get his body back up again in the midst of it.
The moment he faced the monster, he felt something wriggling within him.
Something power was rising inside him.
at that time.
The javelin that flew through the air was the monster’s o
Aura hit directly,
Choi Ji-hyuk was surprised by the sudden situation and sat down. But the surprises did not end there.
[…] Did I tell you to cover that person?… ]
[…] Also, I was told not to eat… ]
Katya, who came out of the iron pot hanging from the spear, grew rapidly and spewed out tree trunks-
– That’s… … .”
Choi Ji-hyuk’s eyes widened at that sight.
Even though it was the first strange phenomenon I had ever seen, I was familiar with it. It was definitely a scene I saw in the video.
‘This is obviously… …
Shortly thereafter, through the ever-growing trunks that wrap around him, keep watching in the video
I saw the face that came.
In front of him, Sang-hoon Lee, who got down with Griffin beside him, was aiming a spear at the monster.
“Are you okay?”
When he saw that face, the anxiety in his heart seemed to dissipate.
“Lee Sang-hoon, Guild Leader!”
“Wow! The Cheongseong Guild! The Cheongseong Guild is here to help!”
Soon the other residents around also recognized Lee Sang-hoon’s face and cheered.
Seeing them like that, Lee Sang-hoon’s face hardened.
F-class photosynthesis hunter, regression