Reaper of the Drifting Moon Chapter 400
The Thousand Killing Sword and the Sasa River, loaded with black thunderpower, collided.
A different level of metal burst out.
Lee Geom-han felt that Tao was screaming.
The Sasa Gang, loaded with black thunderpower, was like a poisonous snake. He didn’t miss the minute cracks in Yi Geomhan’s sword.
The poisonous snake spread through the cracks in an instant.
Lee Geum-han’s face was distorted.
He tried to drive out the poisonous snake that had infiltrated the island. However, before he could react, the Sasa River, loaded with brain power, exploded.
The long sword shattered in front of Lee Geomhan’s eyes.
Fragments of the shattered Jangdo hit Pyowol and Lee Geomhan as they were.
The two bounced in opposite directions and crashed into a wall.
The wall collapsed and the two were buried under bricks.
Namgungseol gave up and called Lee Geomhan.
She tried to run to Geomhan Lee. But at that moment, I felt an eerie feeling on my neck.
Carefully looking down, she saw someone holding a broken blade to her neck. Even a slight stroke with a blue-bladed blade would have stopped Namgungseol’s breath.
At that moment, the voice of the person who had placed the blade on her neck was heard from behind.
The moment Namgungseol heard the dull, powerless voice as if hoarse, he recognized her identity.
“okay! don’t move If you lift even one finger, I will cut it off.”
The woman who whispered in Namgungseol’s ear was Hong Yeseol.
‘It’s a mistake.’
Namgungseol gritted his teeth.
Hong Ye-seol was clearly in a moribund state.
It was clear that he would stop breathing if left alone. So I didn’t really care.
Above all, her whole nerves were focused on the fight between Pyowol and Lee Geomhan. There was no reason to care about the dying Hong Ye-seol.
In the midst of everyone’s indifference, Hong Ye-seol managed to come to his senses.
I didn’t have the strength to even lift a finger, but I moved desperately and took out the pill I had put in my chest and put it in my mouth.
The pill was the lifeguard team that was difficult to obtain.
It didn’t heal the wound instantly, but it was an excellent medicine that improved it slightly.
Hong Ye-seol always carried a lifeboat with him, thinking it was a spare life.
While Pyowol and Lee Geomhan fought, Hong Ye-seol closed his eyes and waited for the medicinal effect to take effect.
Miraculously, the strength to move, albeit slightly, returned.
At that time, everyone’s attention was focused on the confrontation between Pyowol and Lee Geomhan. Thanks to this, Hong Ye-seol was able to secretly approach Namgung-seol’s background.
Only then did Seolhwa Swordsman, who found Hong Ye-seol aiming a sword at Namgung-seol’s throat, let out a guard.
Hong Ye-seol said with difficulty.
“Don’t move. The moment even one of them moves, this b*tch’s beautiful neck will split open.”
Due to Hong Ye-seol’s threats, Seolhwa Swordsman couldn’t move.
It was because I sensed that her words were not mere threats.
Both legs were swaying like aspen trees. It looked like it would collapse at any moment if someone pushed it even slightly.
Even so, Hong Ye-seol’s eyes were full of poison.
Even if I die, I have a determination not to die alone.
Namgungseol opened his mouth.
“This doesn’t solve the problem.”
“It doesn’t have to be resolved.”
“I thought you were a rational person, but I’m disappointed.”
“I’m doing this because it’s rational. To die alone and to die with you. I’ve been thinking about which one is better.”
“So you want to die together?”
“okay! Even if I die, I will never die alone.”
Hong Ye-seol laughed. Then, blood-stained teeth were exposed.
Its appearance reminded me of a demon.
Namgungseol bit his lip.
I never dreamed that I would be humiliated like this by an assassin who thought I had caught everything.
Her shoulders trembled in shame.
It was Namgungseol who had been able to overcome high waves by himself without thousands of halos. Because of that, I was very proud of myself.
For her, who believes in forging her own destiny, the current situation was humiliating and embarrassing.
‘I can’t believe I was careless…’
However, no matter how fast the regret was, it was too late.
Hong Ye-seol thrust the blade more strongly into Namgung-seol’s neck.
The blade pierced his neck and blood flowed out. If you dig a little deeper, her life is literally over.
It was then.
Going through the wreckage of the collapsed wall, Lee Geom-han stood up.
Broken fragments were deeply embedded all over his body. However, Lee Geom-han did not pay attention to the road and looked at the front.
At that moment, Pyo-wol broke through the wreckage of the wall and stood up like Lee Geom-han. There was also a knife stuck in his body. However, Pyo-wol also looked at Lee Geom-han without paying attention to the wounds on his body.
My whole body was tingling.
It was the first time I had struggled like this since I gained enlightenment on Mt. Cheonjung. It was the first time he had suffered such a wound on his body.
I felt a terrible pain as if I had been crushed by a large rock.
It was the same with Lee Geomhan.
Pyo-wol was the first person to have fought such a fierce battle since earning the nickname Do-gwang.
It’s been a long time since I fought with all my might.
I can’t even remember the last time I put all my energy into it.
Even though he suffered a wound similar to his own, Pyo-wol’s complexion did not change. Just by looking at his face, it was hard to see that he was a man who had fought a fierce battle.
Suddenly, Lee Geom-han’s eyes turned to Namgung-seol.
Seeing her held hostage by Hong Ye-seol, Lee Geom-han’s complexion slightly changed.
“after! I guess I looked at her too funny. I thought I got them all.”
Anyone can see that Hong Ye-seol was in a dying state.
It seemed like he would die if left alone, so he was able to focus on leaps and battles.
However, contrary to his judgment, Hong Ye-seol persistently continued to breathe and created this situation.
He shuddered as if he were about to collapse at any moment, but he clenched tenaciously for the sword he was aiming at Namgungseol. Furthermore, he couldn’t even try to tear off Namgungseol’s body by attaching his body closely to it.
I was in awe of her tenacity.
Lee Geom-han asked Pyo-wol.
“Are all assassins like that?”
“Not all are like that.”
“Good thing. If all the assassins were like that, I wouldn’t be able to sleep in peace either.”
The life in Lee Geom-han’s voice disappeared.
With Namgungseol held hostage, it was meaningless to fight Pyowol any further.
Lee Geom-han opened the way.
“Take her with you.”
“No. Don’t do it because of me.”
The man who had never compromised and walked his own path was breaking his stubbornness because of him.
The sight broke her heart.
Then Hong Ye-seol whispered.
“If it hurts so much, why don’t we just die here?”
Hong Ye-seol stabbed the blade even harder. Then, much more blood flowed from his neck.
Hong Ye-seol laughed as he watched Namgung-seol’s body harden.
“I knew it. All of your years is hypocrisy. You act like you’d give everything for your man, but you don’t really have the courage to give your own life. What is it for Kang Ho on such a subject? Do not be ridiculous. Assassins like us are far better than hypocrites like you. At least we are not hypocritical.”
Her voice was so low that only Namgungseol could hear it.
Namgungseol trembled with shame.
I wanted to say something, but I couldn’t come up with the right words. That’s because Hong Ye-seol hit the mark.
Hong Ye-seol’s face was completely white.
I was barely able to keep my spirits at the top of the lifeboat, but now I was at my limit.
If I hadn’t endured with evil and coming, I would have collapsed right away.
My eyelids kept closing.
The strength was about to drain from the hand holding the sword. Nonetheless, Hong Ye-seol used Namgung-seol as a support and stood firm.
‘Like a demon…’
‘Are all assassins like that?’
Her appearance made even Sulwha Sword Master sick of it.
Pyo-wol passed Lee Geom-han and headed for Hong Ye-seol.
Hong Ye-seol’s legs loosened as Pyo-wol approached. Still, I desperately bit my lip to hold on somehow.
Pyowol held out his hand to her.
“It is done now.”
“Who will help me?”
“It was a passing road.”
“haha! It’s funny…”
At that moment, Hong Ye-seol’s body collapsed.
Pyowol hugged her.
There was no blood on his face, and his body was as cold as ice.
Thanks to the top of the lifeboat, I was still hiding, but it was dangerous as if it would break at any moment.
Special measures had to be taken quickly.
Pyowol wrapped Hong Ye-seol around.
Namgoongseol looked at the moon and said,
“If you get involved with her, your fate won’t be smooth either.”
“I can only say that. Intimidation is not like that. It is much more effective to imagine what will happen in detail than to make it general.”
“For example, something like this. I’ll be looking for you from now on When you sleep, when you eat, when you breathe. My blade will always aim for your life. Can these people protect you? Can I protect you for a year or ten years, indefinitely? Then you can try it. I will only aim for you for the rest of my life.”
Namgungseol froze for a moment.
Just imagining that Pyowol was hiding in the shadows and aiming for it gave me goosebumps all over my body.
Pyowol was the best assassin in Gangho.
There was no way to stop his ambush without reaching the level of Lee Geum-han. However, Lee Geom-han could not stay by her side at twelve o’clock every day and protect her from Pyo-wol.
It takes at least ten times as many troops to stop a single thief.
Even more so, the opponent is Pyo-wol, who is called the best assassin in Gangho.
Even with an escort of a hundred men, you cannot be confident that you can stop it.
If an assassin like Pyo-wol is aiming for it, not only daily life, but also all external activities will be paralyzed. In that case, her plan to help Lee Geom-han was also highly likely to go awry.
It was more frightening because it was a threat made by Pyo-wol, not by anyone else. If someone like him is after you, you won’t be able to sleep on your feet for the rest of your life.
Just imagining it made me feel chills.
Pyowol turned her head and looked at her.
“Understand? Blackmail does that.”
“Wait a minute.”
Namgungseol hurriedly called Pyowol. However, Pyowol flew away without answering.
Namgungseol collapsed as his legs gave out.
Lee Geomhan sighed and approached her.
“Are you okay?”
“Nothing will happen. Don’t worry.”
“sorry. Because of me, things went wrong…”
“If it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t have driven that assassin into such a predicament. It’s not because of your lack of ability. His abilities are much better than we expected.”
“If he really intends to target me…”
“How can you be sure of that?”
“If he really was going to target you, he wouldn’t have to talk about it.”
“Not only martial arts, but also planting is so good. If he really turns against the enemy, the aftermath will be endless.”
Despite Lee Geom-han’s consolation, Namgung-seol’s heart did not calm down easily.
She was clever enough to be called the Cheonnyeonho, but she couldn’t think of anything in front of Pyowol’s terrifying threat.
Lee Geom-han looked at Namgung Seol with a pitiful gaze.
It was best not to lose against an opponent like Pyowol. But if I lost, I had to end it somehow.
Lee Geom-han missed that opportunity.
I never knew when this opportunity would come.
Lee Geomhan looked at his hand.
In his hand was only the handle of a broken long sword.
Lee Geom-han fired a shotgun ceremony.