Reaper of the Drifting Moon Chapter 425
“Can I sit here?”
At Seo Yul-hee’s words, all the temporarily hired staff kept their mouths shut. They only looked into each other’s eyes.
It was none other than the daughter of the swordsman.
Considering the special status the swordsman had in Yunnan Province, it was inevitable that he would be burdened with the presence.
In particular, the warriors of the demon chief sitting far away were watching them with frightening eyes.
He couldn’t take care of it because of Seo Gun-Hwi’s order, but he looked at Seo Yul-hee as if he would hack him up if he put his fingertips on her body.
A dry swallowing sound escaped from someone’s mouth.
Seo Yul-hee, who was looking at the temporary tables with a disappointed look, turned to Pyowol and Doyeonsan.
Unlike the others, they were the only ones who didn’t care about Seo Yul-hee that much.
They were a man with fair skin and a face more beautiful than a woman’s, and boys with vivid eyes, Pyo-wol and Do-yeon-san.
They chewed on the dry amount and didn’t even pay attention to Seo Yul-hee.
Seo Yul-hee deliberately sat down next to them and said.
“I will sit down.”
In an instant, Do Yeon-san raised her head and looked at Seo Yul-hee.
Seo Yul-hee revealed her name first.
“My name is Seo Yul-hee. you?”
“I’m going to sit here for a while.”
“Do whatever you feel like.”
Do Yeon-san said as if it was not a big deal.
Seo Yul-hee means a lot to the people of Yunnan, but he was just one of the countless passers-by.
He is a person who is not so great or special.
That’s why I was able to deal with it comfortably.
At that moment, an embarrassing sound came from Seo Yul-hee’s stomach.
Seo Yul-hee’s face turned red.
It was true that she complained, but it wasn’t because she wanted to.
Seo Yul-hee’s digestive power was weak since she was young, so she got an upset stomach easily. Because of that, her mother paid special attention to food.
It was difficult for her to digest rough foods like dried rice. That’s why she said she couldn’t eat it, but Seo Gun-hwi simply dismissed her as complaining about side dishes because she had no iron.
It made her sad that her only older brother didn’t know her that much.
Once again, a sound echoed inside Seo Yul-hee’s stomach.
Embarrassed, Seo Yul-hee put her head between her knees and couldn’t lift it.
It was then.
Doyeonsan lightly tapped her on the shoulder.
Looking up, Do Yeon-san was holding out a piece of beef jerky. It was bought before joining Daeju Merchants Group.
“You said you couldn’t eat dry food?”
“I can’t digest meat if it’s too tough.”
Do Yeon-san suddenly grabbed the jerky.
Great pressure was applied to the beef jerky to soften it.
“This should be enough to digest.”
Do Yeon-san put the beef jerky in Seo Yul-hee’s hand.
Surprised by the soft feeling, Seo Yul-hee looked at the beef jerky and Doyeon Mountain in turn.
“You are amazing.”
“not a big deal.”
After Seo Yul-hee thanked them, she took off some beef jerky and tasted it.
It was unbelievably tender, like dried meat jerky.
Seo Yul-hee chewed the jerky with a happy expression.
In an instant, a piece of beef jerky was gone. Then, Do Yeon-san pulled out another piece of beef jerky from the bag.
I applied pressure again to soften the beef jerky and handed it to Seo Yul-hee.
Seo Yul-hee said thanks and ate the jerky again.
After eating the rest of the beef jerky, I felt full. There was no stomach discomfort at all.
A smile appeared on Seo Yul-hee’s face.
It seemed that his wounded heart was healed a little because of Seo Gun-hui.
Seo Yul-hee asked Do Yeon-san.
“But how did you do it?”
“How did you soften the jerky?”
“It works just fine.”
“Hidden master, what are you talking about?”
“Not to that extent…”
“No! Even at our demon chief, there are few warriors with as much talent as you. It’s really great.”
Seo Yul-hee’s face turned red and she talked excitedly.
Do Yeon-san was embarrassed and just scratched her head.
He wasn’t used to this situation.
The situation itself, in which such a pretty woman treats herself casually, is unfamiliar.
Seo Yul-hee, who had been talking for a while, turned to Pyowol by Doyeon Mountain.
I didn’t realize it because I was only concerned with Doyeonsan, but it was the first time I realized that Pyowol’s face is more beautiful than a woman.
She let out an involuntary exclamation.
“Your brother is really… your brother, right?”
“If you’re asking if I’m a man, yes.”
“Who is your brother? I’ve never heard of a man as beautiful as my older brother. look at this hair it’s crazy. How could Yoongi be like this…”
Seo Yul-hee burst into exclamations of ‘wow’ over and over again.
Her voice was so high that it attracted the attention of Seo Gun-hui and his subordinates who were far away.
Pyowol’s face was not visible from where they were. Because of that, I couldn’t understand why Seo Yul-hee was making such a fuss.
Seo Yul-hee kept laughing and talking, as if she had no intention of leaving Pyo-wol and Do-yeon-san. Seeing her like that, Seo Gun-hwi put his hand on his forehead.
“When will that kid grow up…”
Kang-ho’s situation was changing rapidly day by day.
In times of turbulence, where one could not see even an inch ahead, one had to keep a close eye on one’s surroundings while always maintaining one’s reason.
There was neither generosity nor room to accept his younger brother’s foolishness.
He wanted his younger brother to grow stronger than anyone else. However, I was upset when I saw him laughing and chatting while sitting with mere treasures.
Cha Yoon-pyeong said cautiously.
“Shall I bring the lady?”
“Just leave it alone.”
“If it’s the treasures of the Daejoo Chamber of Commerce, there won’t be any harm to Yulhee. Just let it be.”
Jimin, who was watching, opened his mouth.
“I will tell them to be polite to Sojeo.”
Seo Gun-hwi firmly refused even this.
‘Aww! You are really knowledgeable. How could they be so inflexible?’
Ji Moo-hyung was making an expression of being fed up without knowing himself.
The night felt unusually long because I was uncomfortable.
The people of Daeju Sangdan woke up before dawn and prepared to leave.
They extinguished the bonfire that had kept them warm all night and tied the horses and oxen to the cart.
Breakfast was also simple and dry.
The mouth was rough, but no one said a word that they didn’t like it. Except for Seo Yul-hee.
Seo Yul-hee, who went back to the soldiers at the swordsman’s office before going to sleep, approached Doyeon Mountain as if it were natural for them to eat.
Do Yeon-san handed her some tender beef jerky.
Like yesterday, Seo Yul-hee sat by Doyeon Mountain and chewed beef jerky.
I was in a good mood, so I hummed.
It was then.
Seo Gun-hwi, who was preparing to leave, approached the place where Seo Yul-hee was.
He first greeted Pyowol and Doyeonsan by holding hands.
“The resuscitation is called Seo Gun-hwi of the Demon Swordsman. I’m sorry for making you suffer because of my brother…”
Suh Gun-hwi suddenly stopped talking.
The moment I saw Pyowol’s face, I was speechless.
‘What kind of man’s face is…’
At that moment, a goal slashed between his eyebrows.
It was because it was not easy to understand that a man with such an appearance was just a temporary treasure.
More than anything, what touched his nerves was the atmosphere he felt from Pyowol.
The atmosphere is extremely still, like deep stagnant water.
I’ve never felt this way with any other warriors.
At least among the warriors he had met, Pyowol was the first to have such an atmosphere.
‘He’s not an ordinary person.’
Even though he must have known his identity, he showed no signs of shrinking or caring.
It was clear that they were either confident in their own powerlessness or extremely insensitive to external stimuli.
Seo Gun-hwi thought it was most likely the former.
It was because the alarm bell had been ringing in my head from the moment I saw Pyowol’s face.
Seo Gun-hwi asked cautiously.
“Could you please tell me the name of the executioner?”
“No, I just want to go quietly.”
Seo Gun-hui’s eyebrows twitched at Pyo-wol’s refusal.
It was the first time that he revealed his identity, but the other side refused to reveal his identity.
Cha Yoon-pyeong, who was behind Seo Gun-hwi, was furious and tried to draw his sword. However, when Seo Gun-hwi raised his hand to stop him, he had no choice but to insert his sword again.
Seo Gun-hwi apologized.
“I’m sorry. The subordinate was overly motivated and committed rudeness.”
“I’m glad you understand. Then please answer this one. I know you joined as a temporary staff, but is it because of us?”
“I didn’t even know there was a ghost swordsman here until I joined as a temporary bopyo.”
“Then you’re not from Yunnan.”
“that’s right! It’s just that I joined the Daejoo Corps because my destination was the same.”
“I guess so.”
Seo Gun-hwi shook his head.
It was common for ronin to deliberately join the same flag or troupe with the same destination.
The flag or the upper house secures power to protect precious items at a low price, and the ronins are provided with lodging and meals while accompanying them.
There were quite a few cases like this in Gangho as a kind of reciprocity.
“Then, the goal of the small agreement is also the Saints?”
“Okay. Then I won’t ask anymore. Just promise me one thing.”
“Please don’t throw false winds at my brother. I am naive because I do not know the world yet. I hope this time he knows how cold and scary the world is. That’s why I brought you here, so please don’t give me rosy illusions.”
Pyowol nodded her head meekly.
Even if it wasn’t for Seo Gun-hwi’s request, he didn’t want to care about Seo Yul-hee.
Seo Gun-hwi smiled slightly, probably liking Pyo-wol’s answer.
“Sorry for bothering you. Then I’ll just leave. If you ever change your mind and want to talk, always come to the front.”
“Are you going to move with the Daejoo Corps too?”
“I thought it would be much easier to move with the top of the main column until the middle of the destination.”
“It seems that the destination is not the Saints.”
“Unfortunately it is. But I think we can go all the way to Seochang together.”
Seochang was a city in southern Sichuan Province. It was a key point for all directions as the main pipelines intersected.
Once they arrived here, they could freely go anywhere in the river.
I don’t know where Seo Gun-Hwi’s final destination is, but I thought I’d have to accompany him for at least five days.
“Then see you later.”
After Seo Gun-hwi took the gun, he withdrew.
Cha Yoon-pyeong followed him and whispered.
“Can you trust the author?”
“What could be more foolish than trusting someone you’ve never seen before?”
“It is far better to keep a close eye on the naturally dubious rather than stay away from them.”
Cha Yoon-pyeong exclaimed involuntarily.
I thought it was strange that Seo Gun-hwi treated strangers politely unlike usual, but he was hiding a deep feeling.
‘It’s soju after all.’
He did not rise to the position of head of the sword simply because he was the son of Seomun, the head of the swordsmith.
He was acknowledged by Jang-ju by showing an outstanding figure that no one could follow in terms of force and mind.
It was the same with this mission.
Seomun of Jangju recognized Seo Gunhui’s outstanding ability and issued an order.
It means to directly understand Kang-ho’s circumstances.
It was a ghost chief who had been silent as if he had never existed. However, Seo-moon knew that he could not remain neutral like this forever. So he sent his son Seo Gun-hui to figure out the situation and make a judgment.
Seo Gun-hwi glanced back.
I saw Seo Yul-hee talking to Do Yeon-san excitedly.
A clicking sound came from his lips.