The most vibrant streets in Tokyo, the heart of Japan, cast dark shadows on the streets .
A man went into a large hospital .
There is one reason why he is constantly looking around .
It’s because he’s carrying an oil can in his hands .
His eyes, usually glum, were now flashing with excitement .
“You’ve underestimated me, huh?”
He was prepared to die .
And after so many years of searching, he managed to find a suitable place .
Stopping in the corridor of a deserted hospital, he began to carefully spray the gasoline he had brought . .
Do you think I’m going to die alone?’
A week ago .
Struggling under the influence of alcohol, he quarreled with a passerby for no reason and was completely beaten .
The result – a visit to the hospital .
Soon after he regained consciousness, he told the doctor who was treating him:
I can’t pay for the expenses, so just let me go . ‘
He saw .
The doctor’s eyes, looking down at him as if he were pathetic .
The doctor .
He don’t remember the doctor’s face very well now, but after a few days he couldn’t forget this stare .
So he vowed .
He will take his revenge .
That’s why he returned to the hospital where he had been carried .
He had never intended to live long .
After pouring gas all over the hospital, he poured the last remaining oil on his head .
“We’re all going down together . ”
His voice was deep, filled with malice .
Of course, it is a huge hospital, so you will not burn the whole place this way .
But he can still take a few of them .
He wish there was a doctor among the casualties, otherwise He would regret it .
After all, he had no intention of quietly disappearing like others that gambled away their money .
He tossed the empty oil can on the floor and pulled a lighter out of his pocket .
Just turning the flint wheel that touched the thumb was the end of this horrible life .
” . . . . ”
He braced his thumb with a blank face .
But then .
A cool wind swept past .
The man looked around in surprise .
How could the wind blow in a corridor without windows?
What is it?’
He looked around and looked down at his hands that suddenly felt empty .
The lighter he was holding was suddenly gone .
. . . !’
It’s a demon .
He looked at the floor to see if He had dropped it without knowing it, but it was in vain .
Where the hell is it . . .
He looked up in wonder, and saw something big and black standing on his feet .
It was an insect with hands and feet .
Just before the frightened man could scream out in his eyes, the insect reached out and closed its mouth .
a kick kick
The insect lifted his index on his left hand and stuck it to the man’s mouth .
“You can’t make a fuss . ”
“There’s a human woman in a nearby hospital room that the king asked me to protect . ”
The man struggled, but his fingertips could not move .
When he looked at him with big eyes, Ber opened his mouth as widely as possible .
* * *
Why was it 101 levels?
On his way home, Jin-Woo recalled the skills that suddenly leveled up today .
While he was thinking, his hand, holding the steering wheel, moved gently .
Not even 100 levels . ‘
If there was a change with something, He thought it would be at level 100 .
But his expectations were wrong .
All Job-specific skills have been upgraded one level up from 101 levels .
There have been many speculations, but two possibilities stood out as most likely now .
The first is because of the meaning of the number 1 .
1 means the beginning .
So when the overall level goes to 101, the restriction on skill leveling is lifted and they can be levelled up?
If not . . .
Jin-Woo’s face hardened .
Personally, He hope it’s not this way .
Because He received a job at level 51 . . .
There was a possibility that his skill level would go up just 50 levels afterwards . (1-51-101 . . . )
Then the next level-up would be at 151 level .
. . . no . ”
Considering the recent speed of leveling-up, He hope that this option will be left only as a hypothesis .
Soon the Guild Office building came into view .
Jin-Woo drove to the underground parking lot .
Jin-Woo is alone in his car at the Ahjin Guild .
Yoo Jin-ho said, “I’ll wrap up things here and come back”, and he stayed back at the dungeon gate .
The raid was finished, but he needed to hand over the trophies obtained from the Dungeon to the broker .
He seemed to want to take responsibility for the whole business with the brokers as he had called them .
– Leave it to me, brother!
Yoo Jin-ho’s voice, which was full of confidence, was still vivid in his ears .
Are you going to do well?’
It’s good that the vice president is enthusiastic, but shouldn’t he hire professional staff as well?
Jin-Woo soon left the parking lot thinking he would hire more workers .
But . . .
He could see a familiar face approaching the building from a distance .
The familiar face soon found Jin-Woo .
“Ah . . . ”
She stopped .
Cha Hae-in slowly backed away, surprised, and then turned and began to run away .
Jin-Woo was absolutely stunned .
He would only do that if he was playing hide and seek . (???)
Do you think you can run away?’
Who does she think I am?
Jin-Woo, who suddenly came to the ground, jumped forward using his 『Celerity』 skill
The surroundings flashed by in the slowness of time .
The gap with Cha Hae-in quickly decreased .
“You can get hurt if you catch or touch her from behind . ”
Jin-Woo jumped lightly and turned in the air and landed in the direction of Cha Hae-in .
. . . !’
The eyes of Cha Hae-in have grown bigger .
Cha Hae-in, whose escape route was blocked from both sides, caught up by Jin-Woo .
In this way, the chase between the S-class hunters came to an end .
She was caught by Jin-Woo, and she could not meet his gaze .
Jin-Woo, who looked at her with suspicious eyes, asked calmly .
“Why are you running after seeing someone?”
” . . . . ”
No, let’s say we can make a concession and run away .
“If so, why were you coming to our office?”
If you wanted to avoid it, you would not have been anywhere near it .
When Jin-Woo asked, Cha Hae-in said in a mosquito-like voice .
“the car—in the parking lot . ”
He had not seen his car for a few days .
That day .
When she came to the guild .
He had been in the parking lot, not looking for a car, since he had moved directly from the guild office to the association’s gym .
‘I suppose she tried to sneak in today when she heard our guild was raiding . ‘
However, she would not have expected that the A-class gate would end in just two hours .
As a result, they met and tried to escape, but were caught .
. . .
When Jin-Woo looked at her silently, the Cha Hae-in bowed her head .
Jin-Woo sighed, relieved .
“You don’t have to run . ”
Jin-Woo laughed and said:
“Things could change . ”
(???)Isn’t it possible to find new interest in people that you disregarded earlier?
(???)Even if you have to avoid each other with discomfort .
” . . . . ”
But Cha Hae-in did not answer and did not lift her head .
Don’t you feel like talking?
Maybe she got caught up and got upset .
“Yes . ”
Jin-Woo gave a good-bye and turned away .
No, he tried to turn around .
However, just before Jin-woo turning around, Cha Hae-in quickly grabbed the tip of his sleeve .
“Look . . . . ”
” . . . . ”
When she appeared in Jin-Woo’s expression with four or five questions, she hesitated and pulled her lips hard .
“Can you give me a minute?”
First you want to run away to your heart’s content, and now you want to take your time?
(???)Cha Hae-in hurried, knowing that Jin-Woo felt her embarrassment .
“In fact, there was a story that Min Byung-koo Hunter asked me to tell him . ”
Jin-Woo’s expression changed when the unexpected name came out .
with a nod
Cha Hae-in moved her head up and down .
“I have something to tell you about the abilities of Hunter Sung Jin-Woo . . . ”
No way .
Jin-Woo had no contact with Hunter, Min Byung-gu .
It was when the first and last contact brought him back to life and turned him into a shadow soldier .
He accomplished the task admirably and saved Cha Hae-in’s life .
It was all thanks to him that they were able to talk face to face with each other .
(???)When did they have a chance to speak?
(???) (something about not showing strength, and then being dead)
It was impossible .
When Jin-Woo gave an unbelievable look, Cha slowly spoke .
“The power of Hunter Sung Jin-Woo . . . ”
Jin-Woo stopped her when she said that .
“Wait a minute . ”
Whether the story was real or fake, it seemed not to be worth standing by the side of the road like this .
Jin-Woo said, while looking around:
“Let’s go somewhere quiet and talk . ”
* * *
Yoo Myung-Han chairman took over Kim’s materials .
“This is the data that I have studied at Ilshin Hospital in Seoul . ”
The hospital where Hunter Sung Jin-Woo’s mother was hospitalized .
The eyes of Yoo Myung-Han changed sharply .
He read the document without speaking .
The nurse stopped by the hospital in the morning and she woke up? But Sung Jin-Woo was next to her . ‘
There was another strange thing .
Although the hospital suggested a thorough examination considering the condition of the patient, Sung Jin-Woo strongly demanded that his mother be discharged .
Yoo Myung-Han chairman shook his head without thinking .
It’s not like him .
He was so devoted that he risked his life to pay for his mother’s hospital bills .
Did he one-sidedly demand that she leaves without knowing his mother’s condition?
The other way around . ‘
This means that he was convinced of his mother’s condition .
Wrinkles gradually grew between Yoo Myung-han reading materials from the hospital .
Everything about Sung Jin-Woo was a mystery .
Double Dungeon’s accident, sudden re-awakening, and mother’s curing . And the unknown ability to produce countless summons . . . ‘
If chance continues, it is inevitable .
There’s something .
That’s what his sharp sense said .
Yoo Myung-Han hardened his mind .
“I should see him . ”
“I’ll send someone by today . ”
“That’s not necessary . ”
Kim asked surprisedly .
“You mean you’re going in person?”
“Who do you think I’m going to meet?”
” . . . . ”
Kim was silent when he heard this .
Kim’s cell phone vibrated .
Yoo Myung-Han chairman said, turning to data again .
“It’s okay . ”
Kim, who had to bow for a while, quickly checked his cell phone . It was a text with breaking news .
“Chairman . ”
Yoo Myung-Han chairman looked up .
Do you want to see the breaking news from Japan?”
Kim is not fussy about things .
He was like saying, “If you ask me if you want to see something,” it was like saying, “I have to see . ”
Yoo Myung-Han moved his head, and Kim turned on the big TV on the wall as if he had waited .
-Yes, I’m special correspondent Park Sung Woo . You’re looking at . . .
Then, the image of the most popular Japanese downtown area appeared live on screen .
* * *
Japan, Tokyo, Shinjuku .
It is not just a metaphor .
Cars, bicycles, people on the road, all stopped moving staring at the shadows .
A man stepped down from the stopped car .
The road was blocked out, but no one pressed or shouted at the horn .
as if it were possessed
Their eyes were all on one side .
“My God . . . ”
“My God . ”
a gate large enough to overshadow the sky
People were shocked to see a gate of a transcendent size, equal to a skyscraper .
” . . ”
” . . ”
The streets were crowded with people, and they were slowly eroded by the uncomfortable silence that seemed to be disgusting .
* * *
The atmosphere of the prime minister’s official residence was not usual, either .
The prime minister, who could not beat his anger, threw a remote control and broke down the TV that was sending breaking news .
“Cho, Prime Minister!”
The aides jumped to their feet but sat down again without saying anything at the prime minister’s sharp eyes .
“Why is Hunter Association silent?”
Shigeo Matsumoto, president of the Hunter Association of Japan, who has been in a hurry since he visited Korea, dropped his head without power .
The Prime Minister’s face hardened .
“God damn it . ”
It has appeared in the center of Tokyo, and the association that is responsible is silent!
“There’s an S-class gate in the middle of downtown Tokyo, and it seems there’s no action even from the association, which is responsible for it . ”
The Prime Minister cried .
But everyone inside was just as firm as if they made a deal beforehand .
The prime minister, who frowned and grieved as if he had carried all the anguish of the world alone, sat down on his chair .
“Tell me the truth, President of the Association . ”
His fingers pointed to the cracked TV screen .
“What happens when it bursts . ”
” . . . it’ll be over . ”
Oh, my God .
The Prime Minister covered his head and murmured:
“Well, is it only that Tokyo is over at the gate?”
“No, sir . ”
” . . . . ”
As the prime minister raised his head, Matsumoto, the head of the association, spoke in an emotionless voice .
“I meant that it’s over with Japan as a whole . “