As Ye Yun quietly ate a chocolate sundae, Su Jin secretly marvelled at how this seemingly quiet and dainty girl could be such a daredevil.
“Hey, if you’re so scared of heights, why did you agree to come out with me?” Ye Yun asked Su Jin with a spoon in her mouth as she blinked her large eyes at him.
He smacked his forehead and sighed. “Did you think I had a choice? Your cousin is my boss, so once she gives orders, I’ve got to listen to her!”
Ye Yun narrowed her eyes and sneered, “I’m not stupid, you know? There’s no need for someone with such good fighting skills like you to remain at a desk job within my dad’s company. If you wanted to, you could find a rich employer to hire you quite easily. My cousin wouldn’t be able to order you around if you weren’t willing to listen to her.”
“Well, I guess you could put it that way. Then…if I told you that I was willing to listen to her because I’ve taken a liking to you, would you believe me?” Su Jin said these words very flippantly, but his heart was actually palpitating.
Ye Yun tilted her head a little to consider his words, then nodded. “Yeah! I’ll believe that!”
Su Jin’s heart skipped a beat and he smiled a little stiffly as he said, “You…don’t think I’m lying to you?”
“I don’t think so. I’m such a likeable person, so it’s only natural for you to take a liking to me!” said Ye Yun without even pausing to think.
Su Jin didn’t know how to respond to that. He scratched his head and asked, “So…what’s your opinion on this?”
“Nuh uh, you’re my cousin!” she replied with a big grin.
He nearly fell off his chair. “I’m not your cousin and you know that!”
“I’m just teasing you! I’m really sorry, but I can’t accept your feelings for me.” Her expression grew serious as she turned Su Jin down.
He was very disappointed, but he forced himself to smile as he shook his head and said, “It’s alright. I was already prepared for you to say no.”
“It’s not because you’re not good enough or anything like that. In fact, I kinda like you too and I think we really get along well, but…I have some personal reasons for rejecting you, so…I’m really sorry,” she apologized to him.
“It’s really alright, you don’t have to feel so bad! But these personal reasons…are they the same reason why your behavior is so worrying?” asked Su Jin.
She hesitated for a while, then nodded. “Perhaps you think I’m just being rebellious, but I really have my reasons for being like this and I’m really sorry about my behavior…but I can’t tell anybody about this.”
He nodded silently. Everyone had their own secrets, after all. Since she had her own reasons, he wasn’t going to force her to accept him. Just being friends wasn’t a bad thing either anyway.
They were a little downcast as they wandered about aimlessly in the park. Suddenly, they noticed a lot of people running in the same direction.
“Did something happen?” asked Ye Yun curiously.
Su Jin looked into the distance, since his vision was so powerful that he could see much further than the average human.
“Something’s happened to the Ferris wheel.” Su Jin could see smoke billowing from the Ferris wheel and he could also hear faint sounds of people crying and screaming for help.
“Why are you just standing there? Let’s go over and help!” Ye Yun grabbed his arm and started running towards the Ferris wheel.
Su Jin didn’t know what to do. He wanted to help but rescuing the people stuck on the Ferris wheel would require him to use his supernatural powers. He had always been careful to make sure he didn’t do anything that gave him away when he was around Ye Yun. It would be very hard to explain himself if he were to display anything that looked remotely supernatural now.
“You go ahead, I’ll go inform the staff!” Su Jin found a reason to go separate ways from Ye Yun.
She didn’t think too much about what he said and let his hand go. “Yeah! Call the police and the fire brigade to come!”
“I’ll do that!” Su Jin nodded and ran off quickly. After he made sure Ye Yun was out of sight, he started thinking about what to do next. An idea came to mind and he quickly started looking around the park.
He quickly located a performing area within the park and found a sky blue cape and white face mask in the backstage.
“I guess these will have to do!” Su Jin took off his jacket, put on the cape and wore the mask over his face. He looked at himself in the mirror, then purposely messed his hair up. Only someone very familiar with him would recognize him like that.
After he had gotten changed, Su Jin ran like a bolt of blue lightning and arrived at the Ferris wheel in less than half a minute.
The center of the gigantic Ferris wheel had caught fire and there were several park guests shouting for help as they remained trapped in their capsules. But the Ferris wheel couldn’t move because the mechanism was on fire and the park wasn’t equipped with anything that could reach so high. They had to wait for the fire brigade to come, but it might be too late by the time they arrived.
“This can’t wait anymore!” Su Jin realized how urgent the situation was. He ran to a section away from the smoke, then started climbing the frame of the Ferris wheel like an agile chimpanzee.
“What’s that over there?”
“Oh my god! Is that what I think it is?!”
“That’s a HUMAN! But…but…how could someone climb like that?!”
It didn’t take long for someone to notice Su Jin, but nobody could believe that a human could climb a Ferris wheel. Every leap that Su Jin took brought him a few meters higher.
But Su Jin didn’t have time to worry about what everyone else thought. He had tried his best to avoid the smoke, but as he climbed higher and higher, it became impossible to avoid the smoke.
He stuffed a piece of Super Oxygenated Chewing Gum into his mouth and the fresh supply of oxygen instantly perked him up. The smoke obstructed his vision, but he wasn’t so worried about poor visibility since he could still feel his way around easily.
“Daddy! Daddy! I’m scared!” Su Jin heard the cries of a young child coming from one of the capsules but there was no response from the father.
“I smell blood!” Su Jin immediately jumped over, stuck his hands into the gap in the door of the capsule and yanked the door right out with his bare hands.
A boy who looked around five or six was hugging his father and crying loudly. His father probably hit his head, so his forehead was covered with blood and he was unconscious.
“Don’t be scared! Uncle will carry you and your Daddy out of here!” Su Jin tried to assure the little boy, then carried the father with one arm.
“Hang onto me!” Su Jin said to the boy. But the boy seemed very afraid of him and tried to keep his distance.
Su Jin did look like a strange person right now, so he deepened his voice and said, “I am actually Superman! Brave young man, I am here to rescue you and your Daddy.”
“Superman!” The boy’s eyes lit up and wasn’t afraid of Su Jin anymore, so he held onto Su Jin as Su Jin instructed.
“You are a brave young man indeed! Close your eyes now. Once we reach safety, I’ll tell you to open your eyes again, okay?” Su Jin encouraged the little boy.
The little boy immediately shut his eyes. Su Jin made a quick escape plan, then retrieved Rumor from his Handbook and held it in his hand. At the same time, a silver gleam flashed in his eyes.
Su Jin proceeded to jump right off the Ferris wheel. Everyone watching below gasped in horror. Jumping from that height was as good as suicide.
But just before Su Jin hit the ground, he shot Rumor out and a faint silver thread seemed to be connected to Rumor. This was Su Jin’s psychokinetic Spirit Power at work. He had spent a long time in his Personal Hell Domain to perfect his use of his Spirit Power and was now able to use it with ease.
Rumor lodged itself in the frame of the Ferris wheel, slowed Su Jin’s speed of descent down and enabled him to land safely on the ground. He put the boy and his father down, then patted the boy’s head as he said, “Go over there and ask those uncles and aunties to help send your Daddy to the hospital. Superman has saved you, so it’s your turn to save Daddy, okay?”
“Okay! I’ll go save Daddy now!” The boy nodded vigorously.
Su Jin gave the boy a pleased nod, then pulled his hand back to spring back upwards like Spiderman. Once he got back onto the frame of the Ferris wheel, he stopped using his Spirit Power since he didn’t have a lot to spare.
He continued to save the people in the next few capsules, but the fire was getting bigger and it was going to be difficult for him to save everybody by himself. He could only grit his teeth and try to move faster.
“Huh?!” Su Jin was stunned for a moment after he opened the next capsule because he noticed another person in a cape hold onto two guests and jump off the other side of the Ferris wheel.
After he was puzzled for two seconds, he realized that this other person was very likely to be another Handbook owner. He didn’t think there was any technology available right now that could enable a person to move like that.
As he observed the other person, he noticed that this person wasn’t very tall but was able to move nimbly between the metal beams and seemed even more flexible than himself. He also noticed a strange glow appear around this other person from time to time.
“Spirit Power! So, this other person is a veteran too?” It was already hard enough to find another Handbook owner, much less another veteran. He was surprised that there was another one right here.
But this wasn’t the time to go say hello to a fellow owner. It was more important to save everyone on the Ferris wheel right now. Su Jin stopped thinking about the other veteran and continued his rescue mission. Having two superhumans on the rescue team made everything go faster. Every guest trapped on the Ferris wheel was brought to safety in no time.
Once Su Jin was sure that there was nobody else left on the Ferris wheel, he heaved a sigh of relief. But when he tried to look for the other superhuman on the Ferris wheel just now, he realized that the other party had disappeared. At the same time, he noticed a large group of people running towards him with microphones and cameras, so he ran off as quickly as he could.
At the same time, another person in a cape was hiding in a secluded place. After pressing down on a red button on her chest, her cape and mask disappeared to reveal a beautiful face. If Su Jin were here, he would have shouted in shock, because…
…this person was Ye Yun.
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