Reaper of the Drifting Moon Chapter 402
There was a cart moving along a grassy path.
A man and a woman were riding on the horse-drawn cart.
The man was driving the horse, and the woman had her back against the wall of the cart, her eyes closed.
They were Pyowol and Hongyeseol.
The two left Poyang Lake and were passing through an unknown mountain.
I don’t know the name of the mountain, but Yeom Hee-soo said that he had seen a person believed to be faithful in the area.
They’ve been searching the neighborhood for days.
Pyowol suddenly looked back.
Hong Ye-seol was enduring the pain with his eyes closed.
In the meantime, she has been through a dangerous situation twice.
If he hadn’t taken the poison of the black hwajiju and triggered the Seoncheongigi, he would have stopped breathing. Fortunately, his life was saved, but the aftereffects were serious.
It was a great pain.
Hong Ye-seol did not let out a single groan even in the pain of being stabbed all over with hundreds of daggers at once.
Pain was all too familiar to her, and her pride would not allow her to moan in submission to it.
Pyowol did not say anything to Hong Ye-seol.
I understood her heart.
Had he been in her shoes, he would have done the same.
They were two different people in many ways, but they had one thing in common that never changed.
That is, they were born as assassins.
His identity as an assassin, imprinted on his instincts since childhood, was never shaken under any circumstances.
Consoling Hong Ye-seol did not help anything.
The best thing to do is to find someone who is faithful.
Pyo-wol turned his nerves away from Hong Ye-seol and looked for traces of his faithfulness. However, it was not easy to find the traces left by Shinui.
It has been more than 10 days since Yeom Hee-soo witnessed his faithfulness.
Faith may have departed in the meantime.
‘Did he find faith?’
Pyo-wol remembered Yoo Soo-hwan.
Hong Ye-seol was also in a hurry, but Yoo Soo-hwan was also in a hurry.
This is because the longer the day, the less likely it is to fully recover martial arts.
Pyo-wol continued to drive the cart through the grass, looking for traces of faith.
Suddenly, Pyowol’s eyes lit up.
This is because traces that were not expected at all appeared in front of my eyes.
As if a huge rock had been rolled, a deep and wide gorge crossed it.
Pyowol got off the cart and looked at the goal.
The soil was damp.
It was proof that it hadn’t been long since the goal was formed. The trees and grass in the troughed path were all mangled.
At that moment, Guia, who was coiled around Pyowol’s arm, came down.
Gwia stuck her little tongue out and sniffed the earthy smell. And I looked at the moon.
Pyowol replied as if he understood Gwia’s words.
“okay! I know.”
Then Hong Ye-seol opened his eyes and looked at Pyo-wol.
“I think someone I know is around here.”
“Are you talking about God?”
“no! It’s someone else.”
“What if someone else?”
Hong Ye-seol made a puzzled expression.
It was because Pyowol’s expression was rigid.
In any case, the Pyowol she knew was not a person who showed his emotions through facial expressions.
He knows that all too well because he is an assassin.
“A police officer.”
“A police officer?”
“Life and Death.”
“Of the Eight Constellations, you mean the Two Constellations?”
“that’s right! This goal must have been left by the dragon he rides.”
“oh my god!”
Hong Ye-seol was really surprised.
Even to an assassin like her, the Eight Constellations seemed as far away as the Divine Dragon roaming on the clouds. The police officer was at the top of them all.
The thought of being in the same space with such an existence suddenly made me feel suffocated.
I’ve heard of
It’s called an Imoogi that couldn’t be used.
However, there was a big difference between hearing it vaguely and seeing the traces directly.
The traces left by Gyo-ryong were truly ignorant.
I really didn’t know that a monster with such a huge body could exist.
Just looking at the goal left by Gyo-ryong made the hair on his body stand on end.
“The fact that a living and dead person appeared here means that there is a ghost king nearby.”
The ghost king was a being called the most incomprehensible (不可解) of the river.
His near-immortality abilities made him the target of many powerful men.
Pyowol knew the ghost king’s secret to some extent.
Now he will be in the shape of Doyeonsan.
It is because he abandoned his original body and changed into the body of Mt. Doyeon.
In this way, the ghost king has maintained his life by changing into a body similar to his own.
Originally, Pyowol would not have cared about the ghost king.
There was no reason for a third party to intervene in the favor of the ghost king and the saengsaeng. But now things have changed.
I thought that if it was the ghost king’s ability, I might be able to save Hong Ye-seol.
There was no reason to cling to the ghost king if he was sure he could find his faith, but at this point there was no other way.
It was Hong Ye-seol who had already been to the threshold of hell twice.
If he had another seizure, he didn’t know that even the poison of black hwajiju would be able to save him.
At this point, Pyo-wol thought he should take an adventure.
He separated the cart from the horse.
This is because it was impossible to track the trail of the dragon by attaching a cart to a horse.
Pyo-wol put Hong Ye-seol on the back of the horse.
Hong Ye-seol silently rode on the horse. Didn’t even ask why. It was because he thought that if Pyo-wol acted like this, there must be a good reason for it.
Pyowol dragged Hong Ye-seol’s horse and traced the trail of the Gyo-ryong.
Finding the traces of the dragon wasn’t too difficult. This is because the deep and wide valleys were continuously connected.
Pyo-wol followed the trail left by Gyo-ryong and moved on.
The trail of the dragon continued to the nearby lake.
The unknown lake was quite large.
It wasn’t so vast that you couldn’t see the end like Poyang Lake, but it was still quite wide, so it seemed like it would take at least half a day to go around it all.
Under the circumstances, it seemed that the dragon had entered the lake.
I had to search all of them because I didn’t know where they might have escaped across the lake. But Pyowol was not disappointed.
This kind of hardship was already expected.
Pyowol led the horse and circled the lakeside.
It was about halfway around the lake.
Pyowol finally found traces of great destruction.
The thick reed field had become a patchwork field, and fragmented rocks were scattered nearby.
There was a scale the size of an adult’s palm.
It was clear that the dragon had run amok.
This is where the ghost king and the life-and-death passenger Gyeongmu-saeng clashed.
Pyo-wol looked around with his senses wide open. However, the two of them could not be felt anywhere.
‘Did he leave already?’
Pyowol thought it was unfortunate.
It’s because I wasted a lot of time looking for the ghost king.
The sky was already getting dark.
It was unreasonable to move further than this.
Pyo-wol had no choice but to take Hong Ye-seol and settle down near the lake.
After leveling the ground, they gathered dry wood and built a bonfire.
Sitting by the campfire, Hong Ye-seol involuntarily let out a sigh.
Her complexion was pale.
In the short time Pyo-wol was preparing to be homeless, his condition deteriorated noticeably.
Pyowol sat down behind her and said.
“Damn it! I will help you.”
Hong Ye-seol immediately nodded and went into cloud air.
Pyo-wol put his palm on her Myeongmun-hyeol and helped her with luck.
After one round of ungong, Hong Ye-seol’s condition improved a little. But the pale face still looked dangerous.
“It’s done. thank you.”
At Hong Ye-seol’s words, Pyo-wol removed his palm.
Pyowol asked as he took out the beef jerky from his bosom.
“Do you want to eat?”
Hong Ye-seol did not decline.
In fact, she wasn’t in a situation to eat anything. It was because I couldn’t taste anything, as if my mouth was numb, and I couldn’t even feel hunger. Still, she forced herself to chew the jerky.
She knew very well that in order to live, she had to chew even stones to fill her stomach.
Pyowol also chewed beef jerky next to Hong Ye-seol.
The speed at which the two of them chewed the jerky was very slow.
Pyo-wol had a habit of chewing slowly from the beginning, and Hong Ye-seol was so weak that it was impossible to eat quickly. So the speed at which the two people ate the beef jerky was similar.
Hong Ye-seol sighed only after he finally ate the last piece of beef jerky.
She closed her eyes and rested her head on Pyowol’s shoulder.
Pyowol looked down at her for a moment before opening his mouth.
“Is it Baek Guryun’s order to assassinate Chilhyeon Seosaeng?”
“that’s right. It’s a mission given to me by Ryunju himself.”
“Is that common?”
“Absolutely not common.”
“That is extremely unusual.”
“that’s right. They didn’t even tell me who the client was. Even if the other assassins don’t know about it, I tend to share information with the Bloodthirsty.”
Hong Ye-seol replied with her eyes closed.
Her eyebrows were quivering. It was proof that the mind was so complicated.
It was because he thought that a great uprising might begin because of what he had done.
Although he has killed countless people upon request, the aftermath has never spread to a cataclysmic catastrophe.
If the assassination of Chilhyeonseosaeng really caused a cataclysm, I couldn’t even imagine how I could handle the karma.
Pyowol looked at the bonfire without asking further.
The wildly burning bonfire made Pyo-wol a lot of imagination.
It was when I was staring blankly at the campfire.
Suddenly, he felt someone’s tingle in his senses.
Pyo-wol looked over the bonfire without panicking.
Suddenly, without a sound, someone appeared.
In-Young suddenly appeared as if she had broken through the darkness.
In-young’s appearance was so sudden that if Pyo-wol was not a master of martial arts, he would have mistaken it for a ghost.
Pyo-wol looked at In-young without a word.
An expressionless face dyed red from the bonfire.
Like a person who has lost his emotions, there was no trace of any emotion in his dark eyes.
Pyo-wol thought that those eyes were very similar to his own. But his eyes were fundamentally different.
If Pyo-Wol intentionally blocked her from showing her emotions, In-Young really seemed to have lost her emotions.
It seemed that none of the joys and sorrows could affect him.
Inyoung stared at Pyowol.
Pyowol also stared at him.
A suffocating silence ensued around the campfire.
In a strange feeling, Hong Ye-seol cautiously opened his eyes.
She was startled to see In-young sitting over the campfire. However, like a skilled assassin, he did not show his agitation.
It was a boy who appeared to be in his late teens.
Faint burn marks remained on his forearm, his sleeves rolled up.
‘Who is it?’
At that moment, Pyowol opened his mouth.
“Gwiwang Do Yeon-san. Which one of you?”
The boy who appeared in front of him was Do Yeon-san, an apprentice at Cheolsan Workshop.
A boy who sold Pyo-wol a homemade feather needle and fell in love with it.
A child who lost his one and only younger brother, Do Soo-in, to Jo Yi-gwang, from the Namgyeong-jo family, and stained Tae-ho with blood.
In the end, the child of misfortune, who took revenge but was taken away by the ghost king, reappeared in front of Pyowol.
Even now, in Pyo-wol’s arms, there was a feather needle that Do Yeon-san had made for him.
The ghost king with the face of Doyeonsan opened his mouth.
“I remember… I remember. I saw you at Taihu, right?”
“Are you a ghost king?”
“Everybody calls it that.”
“How did the calculation go?”
The ghost king blurted out his words with an expressionless face.
He clearly had the face of Doyeonsan. However, the feeling was different. The warm energy that I felt from Doyeonsan in the past was not visible at all.
Only the shell was Doyeonsan, and it was clear that the ghost king had completely taken control of his body.
I don’t know how that was possible, but since it happened right in front of my eyes, there was no way I wouldn’t believe it.
At that time, the ghost king’s gaze turned to Hong Ye-seol.
“Woman is sick.”
“There is a way to make it better.”
Hong Ye-seol was involuntarily pleased.
“There is only one condition.”
The last words of the ghost king were to Pyowol.