A whole pack of plaques was placed on the table.
And I could tell for sure as soon as I saw it, regardless of the relationship, if I had to pick a person who is the most difficult to touch, it would be this person.
His connections were terrifying to that degree.
“Huh. You have a lot of them.”
Hae Ack-chun was surprised to see so many of them, but then he calmed himself and spoke like it was nothing.
Man, he was so shameless.
“As expected of you, elder.”
The Great Doctor of Ten Thousand Deaths smiled brightly and placed the plaques below the table again. Now that their appearance had made an impact, he had the upper hand.
Short Sword said.
-This is bad.
The table still had the Hae Ack-chun’s plaque, left untouched. The moment he placed it there, he placed his name on the line. He couldn’t just take it back, right?
-Well, you have innate qi, so there is no need to restore the dantian anymore, right?
However, Hae Ack-chun believed that I couldn’t handle the internal qi.
I couldn’t reveal that there was no irreversible consumption of innate qi due to my proper cultivation. So I had to stay silent while Hae Ack-chun was negotiating to restore my broken dantian.
-Should you tell him?
Short Sword asked.
I knew the treatment wouldn’t come if it wasn’t asked for, but I didn’t need it now, yet I couldn’t speak about that either.
“You are a physician. Can’t you help save one person?”
Hae Ack-chun spoke with a softer voice.
Going strong didn’t work, so he changed his way of speaking. Although still eccentric in his actions, the old man did have a brain to use. He was the kind of person who would do anything to get things done.
“If there is a problem with the dantian, it isn’t a disease that causes death, so how can you call it something like saving a person?”
The man on the other side, too, had a clever way of speaking.
He is definitely someone who was educated with good eloquence.
How would Hae Ack-chun convince him?
Just as I became curious, Hae Ack-chun placed his hand on my head.
His palm was so big that it was covering my head, and I asked him, puzzled.
“What are you-?”
“I did say that it is a matter of life. I will kill him on the spot if you don’t heal my disciple.”
In an instant, my hopes shattered. I didn’t know he would come out like this.
The Great Doctor of Ten Thousand Deaths frowned.
“I like this kid’s talent, but if I cannot use them to its best, he is of no value to me as a disciple. So I will kill him right now.”
As Hae Ack-chun clenched my head, I groaned.
“Think I’m lying?”
If you don’t treat him, I will crush his head right here, was what he was trying to say.
-This crazy old man! I made a mistake thinking he was good!
We were wrong. This man is a bad person who doesn’t know any kind of spring.
“Will you heal him? Or do I have to kill him?”
Hae Ack-chun pushed on and attempted to blackmail the Doctor. As the second passed, the Doctor’s face hardened.
When I saw that, I clicked my tongue at Hae Ack-chun’s ridiculous actions.
‘Ha! Is this the only thing that he could think of?’
This was dangerous from my point of view, but it was still a remarkable move.
The task of making the man heal me. If I wasn’t saved here, he was trying to frame it as if the Doctor failed to do his role as a physician.
Even if it was absurd, Hae Ack-chun made use of his brain.
“Will the elder really go through with this?”
“Have I ever said something I didn’t mean?”
But, both Hae Ack-chun and I misunderstood something. This man wasn’t just an ordinary person.
“It is unfortunate. I heard he is the first disciple you took in.”
“If you want to kill him, take him out and do it. I am taking care of patients here.”
He came out strong too! Kill the kid if you want to.
-He isn’t buying this. What do we do now?
I will die like this.
Hae Ack-chun grunted his teeth and looked at the Doctor. The momentum seemed like he would try to kill everyone here.
The strength of Hae Ack-chun’s grip on my head disappeared as he released me.
Maybe I was unconsciously nervous about him potentially killing me, so I was glad. At the same time, Gu Sang-woong intervened.
“Elder… the Great Doctor, is busy right now, so why don’t you come back later….”
“Is that so? Then, if it weren’t for the child behind that bamboo veil, he wouldn’t be busy, right?”
Hae Ack-chun was looking behind the man.
When things didn’t work out the way he wanted, he was ready to take his anger out on anything.
Tat! When Hae Ack-chun jumped out to capture the woman behind the bamboo veil, Han Baekha hurriedly blocked him.
The two faced off against each other.
“This is the second time you are blocking a path of mine.”
Hae Ack-chun raised his eyebrows.
“Please step back.”
She was on the verge of fighting a failing battle. Who was it behind the bamboo veil that this woman was desperately protecting her?
Even if she was someone higher-ranked than a Blood Star, Hae Ack-chun wasn’t ready to back down now.
“Bloody Hand Witch. When you come out like this, I wonder who is behind that veil?”
The air became electrified with the energy of the two. It became suffocating to stay here. A tense and dangerous situation, but then I could see the neck of Han Baekha tremble.
Even though Voice Transmission cannot be heard, I also heard that such things can be noticed from the body.
She was speaking with Hae Ack-chun. He was ready to fight the woman until a moment ago, but he suddenly changed his expression and said.
“You, go out and wait.”
And it wasn’t just me.
The Bloody Hand Witch also instructed her people guarding the bamboo veil to get out. Thanks to this, they and I were asked to leave.
-Why are they doing this? They are telling you to go out when you were the main reason to come here.
I couldn’t figure it out either. One thing I could guess is that the person behind the bamboo veil made them act like this, someone who even Hae Ack-chun couldn’t take too lightly.
-Any noble that even the crazy old man of the Blood Cult would be wary of? If there is one, then…
My stomach hurts.
-What is it? Were you hurt?
‘It isn’t that.’
-Something hurting you from inside?
‘No, I just had too much to drink yesterday.’
The three of us drank a lot.
-Humans are so high maintenance.
Man. Look at her. If someone drank all night, anyone would be hurt in the morning.
But how could a short sword know? I went down that cliff to work every day for six months, and I probably could not do it in my current state.
“How about the bathroom?”
After I asked for the location of the bathroom in the main building, I ran there. It was to the back of the main building, and the door didn’t open.
It was as if someone was inside.
‘What is this?’
“Is someone in there?”
I could hear nothing.
‘Ah, for real!’
I didn’t want to do it, but I decided to use my innate qi and pulled on the door, but at that very moment, the door swung open.
I thought no one was there, but there was someone actually inside?
-Uh? It is that fat woman.
The person in the bathroom was a woman in a cotton dress. One of the guards of the bamboo veil. I then looked at her hand.
She was hiding her presence and grabbed the door, and when I tried to look, I saw that she was eating dried jerky.
-Wah… as you live, you see the weirdest things.
Trust me, you aren’t the only one who is shocked. Eating a piece of jerky inside a stinky bathroom.
Is your hunger that huge?
But I had to do something more.
“Are you busy?”
“Ah, no. That…”
The woman answered back, shocked.
Even if she was this fat, she was bound to be embarrassed if she was caught eating in the bathroom.
“Then go somewhere and eat. I need to use the bathroom.”
“W-wait a minute.”
“I am sorry, but I have an urgent need, so please come out.”
At my solemn words, she came out of the room like she had been kicked out and soon left, closing the door.
I felt the anger draining from my body.
It would have been difficult if there was any other change within my body. After I finished, I opened the door and went out.
But the fat woman was waiting in front of the bathroom a little distance away. No. Why was she waiting?
I must have made a lot of noise from the bathroom. This was embarrassing. Either way, the woman ran to me as if waiting for my exit.
“Are you the disciple of that old man?”
And I am confused.
She comfortably pulled something out of her arm, glanced around, and gave it to me. I saw that it was a silver coin.
“… what are you doing?”
“Forget what you saw before.”
“How do I forget that?”
It is so deeply engraved in my memory that I can never forget it. At my shocked words, she apologized.
“I am supposed to lose weight now, so I shouldn’t eat anything.”
“And the jerky before?”
“It was… I had to endure it, but I thought that if I didn’t eat anything, I would collapse, so I ate little, just a little.”
“You ate half.”
And if I didn’t open the door, you would have eaten all of it. I noted her skin, visible under her veil, turned red at this.
She sighed and took out another silver coin.
“I get it, fine. You are really good at bargaining.”
Man, this girl was unique.
This was something I would listen to if she talked to me normally, so I didn’t know why she was giving me silver coins.
-It is good to have then. Just take it.
Short Sword was speaking sense. Getting two silver to keep my mouth shut is a good deal.
But before I could receive the coin, someone else showed up.
“I asked you to wait patiently at the front. What are you doing here?”
It was Hae Ack-chun.
It looked like he was looking for me, and, surprised by his appearance, the woman put the silver coins back in her sleeve, bowed, and then ran.
Hae Ack-chun, who saw this, mumbled.
“What was with that fatty?”
Hae Ack-chun, together with me, had left the main hall and put me down again after we arrived in the forest. And then he said…
“It was bothersome.”
“What is it? Teacher.”
“We need to find some grass or plant or something.”
It has been so long, so I couldn’t remember the name either, but there was a medicinal herb that the Great Doctor of Ten Thousand Deaths was using.
I remembered that this was the only place it could be found in.
‘Did he get persuaded?’
Seeing that Hae Ack-chun, who was in a rage until a moment ago, mentioned the herb, it felt like he had to get it.
Hae Ack-chun spoke with an annoyed tone.
“We need to find it first. Only then can we restore that dantian of yours.”
“That damned man said that anyone who finds that herb first will be able to receive treatment from him at any time.”
Hae Ack-chun shook his head.
Finding herbs wasn’t such an easy thing. And it didn’t matter the level of your martial arts when it came to finding things.
But I could.
-We need to find it right away.
I knew where this plant was located. As Hae Ack-chun was not aware of this, he began to work.
“Damn it, it just has to be that miss.”
Hae Ack-chun looked at me with a questioning look and stroked his beard.
“Huh. Only you get to know. If you say anything, even my disciple will get killed.”
‘If that is a high-level secret, don’t bother telling me.’
Are you really acting like I am your disciple? Either way, the man continued to speak.
“Remember that woman behind the bamboo veil?”
It was a blurry image, but it was a woman. Then came the unexpected words.
“She is the granddaughter of the deceased cult leader.”
The blood of the Blood Demon is alive.
This was information I didn’t know in my previous life.
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