Player Who Returned 10,000 Years Later
[Translator – Daniel Shin]
[Proofreader – ilafy]
Chapter 114 - Rest? (1)
KangWoo's hands moved fast.
The sushi in front of him disappeared quickly.
Chae YeonJoo looked at him in disbelief.
"Is it that delicious?"
He nodded. Chae YeonJoo smiled.
"If anyone saw you right now, they'd think that it's your first time eating sushi."
"It is my first time."
A short exclamation left her mouth.
'Oh yeah, he was from an orphanage.'
She'd forgotten about it because he was so different from what the information she'd searched on him said, but KangWoo was raised in an orphanage.
He'd probably never eaten expensive food.
"But you've earned quite a lot of money recently, right? You could've had sushi just fine if you wanted to."
"The food I eat at home is so delicious that I haven't thought much about it."
Chae YeonJoo turned her head as if she was bothered by what he said. She narrowed her eyes and glared at Han Seol-ah.
It seemed like she was thinking about the conversation she just had with KangWoo. She was smiling while making a dumbfounded face.
She didn't like that.
"KangWoo, can I eat a bit more?"
"It's delicious, right?"
"Yes! It's delicious."
Echidna snorted and nodded.
KangWoo raised his hand and ordered a bit more.
Of course, he also ordered for Echidna.
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After dinner was over, KangWoo and the rest of the group returned to the hotel.
KangWoo received a room key from the hotel lobby and turned around to Chae YeonJoo.
"We're going to return to Korea tomorrow, right?"
"No. I have a lot of things to talk about with the Japanese government. So I think it will be hard for a while."
"I'll talk instead of you, so you just stay in the hotel or do some sightseeing. This is your first time in Japan. right?" She said in a blunt voice.
Although her voice was blunt, KangWoo was in the middle of the incident, so making the decision to represent him wasn't easy.
It didn't matter if Fujimoto Ryoma was really a member of the Demon Cult or not. Japan had just lost its national hero, so many people probably resented him, which made representing KangWoo in that situation hard.
'Is she being considerate?'
KangWoo smiled bitterly.
He felt good about that.
"Hmph. If you know it, do better from now on."
Chae YeonJoo turned around. You could see that there was a smile drawn on her face.
KangWoo checked out his room number.
Han Seol-ah and Echidna were staying in the room next door, 802.
"I… I'll enter first…" Han Seol-ah said while blushing. It seemed like she was still shocked by the conversation they had before.
After she entered the room, Echidna pulled KangWoo's sleeves.
"KangWoo, Seol-ah is acting weird."
"Well… She's probably thinking about lots of different things."
To be honest, KangWoo was also feeling that his head was a bit hot.
He felt embarrassed.
If he could turn back in time, he would tear his own mouth.
'It seems like I'm going to kick the blanket a few times.'
KangWoo grabbed his head as if he had a headache.
"KangWoo, I'm planning to go somewhere with Seol-ah tomorrow. Do you wanna come with us?"
"I'm not sure. Seol-ah said there was a place she always wanted to go in Japan."
"Hmm. Well, let's go together if I have time."
Lots of things had happened consecutively, so he had forgotten it, but it was his first time visiting another country.
It was understandable for him to want to do some sightseeing.
"Hngh! Hngh! Okay. Then I'll go and see how Seol-ah is doing so she doesn't get sick."
Echidna entered the room excitedly.
KangWoo didn't have time to tell her that she wasn't acting like that because she was sick. KangWoo sighed and opened the door.
"Oh? You're late."
"Why are you here…?"
Cheon SooYeon was sitting on the bed. She laughed while covering her mouth.
"You flew away before I could say anything, so I was waiting for you."
He didn't ask her how she knew he would stay in that room and how she entered without a key.
KangWoo sat on the chair.
"Anyway, thank you for helping me."
"Fufu, it was nothing. It was me who asked you to call me whenever you need my help."
She got up from the bed and sat on the armrest of KangWoo's chair. He smelled a sweet scent.
"There was something I wanted to ask…"
"Fujimoto Ryoma… was he really a Demon Cult member?"
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There was a short silence. He answered with a smile.
"Yes. Who would have thought that a world ranker was a member of the Demon Cult?"
"Hng. Well, I don't mind if he was or wasn't."
She placed her hands on top of KangWoo's shoulders.
"I'm not like my father. I don't care about justice or morality."
"Then we won't get along. I'm someone extremely moral."
"Fufu, you're funny."
She shook her head as if he'd said something that didn't make sense.
'That hurts a bit.'
He wasn't expecting her to shake her head so firmly.
She leaned toward KangWoo and softly touched her chin.
"I know what kind of person you are. You're someone cold, strong, and ruthless. You're probably going to become an overlord soon."
Cheon SooYeon licked her lips while her eyes were shining.
"It's the first time… I've seen countless men throughout my life, but it’s my first time seeing someone like you. My father cannot compare to you. I know it. Everyone will be under your feet soon."
Her breath got aggressive, and her cheeks were flushed with excitement.
"I'm a greedy woman. I want a man that's stronger than anyone else. Someone who has absolute strength. Soon, when everyone bows to you, I want to be right there, next to you."
She looked at KangWoo with intense eyes.
"You know what kind of person I am?"
It was a ridiculous remark.
He wasn't someone who was going to become an overlord soon…
He was a predator who was already an overlord; someone with absolute strength.
He lightly flicked his finger.
Cheon SooYeon stood up while grabbing her forehead.
"Don't talk as if you know me, you naughty miss. I'm not interested in becoming something like an overlord. Who wants to become something like that in this day and age? That's too out of style."
"O-out of style?"
"Yes. Out of style. Childish."
"Then what is it that you want…?"
KangWoo leaned back on the chair.
"I want to eat delicious things, stay at home using my cellphone to browse the internet, and visit some places."
"Is that all…?"
"But your strength is too great to use for just those things—"
Her words were cut off. KangWoo laughed out loud as if he couldn't hold it in anymore.
He looked at her.
She trembled after looking into his eyes.
She felt countless emotions that she couldn't measure.
The weight was different… The years were different…
She felt herself getting smaller in front of him.
She had never felt something like that, not even from Cheon MooJin.
"You see? That just isn't as easy as it seems."
He smiled bitterly.
Cheon SooYeon remained silent. She felt her body trembling.
It was as if she'd looked into a mountain without end.
She liked what she heard.
After hearing that he wasn't interested in becoming something like an overlord, she became more excited.
Seeing him in a place she'd never be able to reach made her heart beat faster.
She licked her lips and felt her dry lips on her tongue. She was having a hard time suppressing her urges.
She tried to calm down.
It wasn't time to do that yet.
She had to approach him a bit slower, more relaxedly.
"Oh yeah. You said that I was of help to you, right?"
If she hadn't been there, things would've gotten troublesome. It wasn't like he didn't have a way to solve the situation, but it would have taken him a lot of time.
Cheon SooYeon smiled after hearing him answer without hesitation.
"You weren't planning to say thanks only with words, right?"
"Hmm… What do you want?"
He was indebted to her…
He had no intention of denying that.
As long as it was something he could do, the proper thing to do was listen to her request.
"Fufu. Tomorrow… why don't we go somewhere, just the two of us?"
He thought of Echidna's words.
"The day after tomorrow?"
"I only have time tomorrow since there's a lot I have to talk with the Japanese government about."
KangWoo nodded after thinking about it for a while.
'I'll go there with them the day after tomorrow.'
Thanks to Chae YeonJoo, he had enough time. It wouldn't matter if the plan were delayed by a day.
'I'll have to tell them I can't go because something happened.'
He felt a bit uncomfortable because he would have to lie as if he were a cheating husband, but there was nothing he could do about it.
There was no way they would accept him going somewhere with only Cheon SooYeon.
"Okay, where should we go?"
Cheon SooYeon had helped him by using the Thousand Sword Gate's name, so a date was a cheap price for that.
Cheon SooYeon's face brightened after hearing his answer. She tried her best but couldn't hide her excitement.
KangWoo felt that reaction made her look cute.
"Fu-fufu. Mr. KangWoo, is it your first time visiting Japan?"
"Yes. It's my first time."
"Then there's a good dating place for couples."
"Well… Leaving the couples part aside, where are you talking about?"
"It's a place where a mouse that thinks copyright is important lives. From a Chinese person's point of view, it's almost like a natural enemy."
KangWoo couldn't understand what she was saying.
Cheon SooYeon kept talking with a smile on her face.
A short exclamation left his mouth. KangWoo laughed.
'An amusement park…'
He never imagined Cheon SooYeon would ask him to go to an amusement park.
'As expected, she's still a little girl.'
He laughed naturally. An amusement park? And one that was made for children at that.
'Now that I think about it, they used to show us movies from that company in the orphanage.'
It wasn't that he could remember something that happened so many years ago because he had an unbelievable memory…
Rather, remembering the past was only something he'd done to survive.
Hell was a terrible and dark place…
He used to think about Earth all the time.
If he didn't think of Earth and how much he wanted to return to it, he would've gone crazy.
KangWoo nodded. After all, he'd never been to an amusement park.
Experiencing something new that he hadn't done before was always great.
"But an amusement park…? Your interests are cuter than I initially thought."
"Ugh… D-do you have any problems with it?"
Cheon SooYeon blushed.
KangWoo laughed lightly.
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