Episode 227: Continuing Story (1)
“From now on, I will tell you the second half of the prophecy from 10,000 years ago. This is information that has not been allowed to you until now.”
“Not allowed… Unknown information?”
Jaehyun asked, frowning at her words.
“What the hell is that… .”
“Let’s move our seats for now! It may take some time… . I have to open the portal to Midgard, so I can’t go back right now anyway!”
Idun’s serious look from a moment ago was gone, and he had returned to his innocent face before he knew it.
Hella wondered if she was acting as a god for the first time in a while… and murmured softly.
Jaehyun nodded his head.
This is the last part of the prophecy. If you don’t listen to this, it will definitely be a loss.
If you can’t go back quickly anyway, it’s good to recover your body and take a little rest.
The ordeal over the past month has been very dense. It would be a lie if I said I wasn’t tired.
“… All right. I don’t have a great interest in cars, but I’ll hang out with you.”
At Jaehyun’s words, Idun nodded vigorously and replied.
* * *
After a while.
Jaehyun followed Idun to the garden terrace. He was sitting in a white wooden chair and looking around.
‘As expected, a garden is a garden.’
When I first arrived, I was so distracted that I couldn’t look around properly. Well, now that the ordeal is over, I have some time to look around.
Jaehyun looked at the shelf where various gardening tools were arranged in an orderly manner.
Huge blades for pruning and bags of fertilizer. And flower pots lined up in rows.
Idun was a poor god, but he wasn’t lax about growing plants.
In many ways, it was fortunate for him.
“This tea is made with a special herb that does not grow in Midgard, and it will surely taste good. Your body will melt a little too.”
Idun explained excitedly and said.
Jaehyun nodded his head in an appropriate answer with a shy expression on his face. It was because she was bothered by the lengthy conversation.
“Ah, yes… thank you.”
The tea Idun handed over seemed to be brewed with special herbs that had the property of resisting the cold of Niflheim.
I only took one sip, but my frozen body began to melt, and my body heated up.
As well as.
‘Unlike golden apples, they don’t taste bad. It smells great too.’
It was to the point where I wondered how to farm like that.
‘what… Although the effect of the golden apple was amazing.’
Jaehyun continued to sip tea while thinking nonsensically.
Idun rested his chin on his chin, watching him happily and smiling.
Jaehyun said with a slightly uncomfortable look at Idun’s attitude looking at him.
“Did you put anything on my face?”
“no! It’s been a while since I had a guest, so I’m a little excited.”
It was kind of a sad story.
Jaehyun carefully put the teacup in his hand on the plate.
He thought about it for a while, then carefully let go of the rhyme and asked.
“By the way, Hela called you ‘the Æsir’s fugitive’. Is it okay if I ask why?”
Of course, there is a story about the prophecy that needs to be heard, but Jaehyun decided that it was not so urgent.
I received an answer from Idun that it would take two more days to open the portal anyway.
No matter how long the story about the prophecy was, it wouldn’t be enough to last two days.
Idun rubbed his chin with his index finger and thumb and glanced at Jaehyun.
Jaehyun was calm.
“If you ask me something difficult, you don’t have to answer. Because it doesn’t mean anything.”
I was curious about Lee Doon’s situation, but I didn’t want to force myself to listen. The reason she asked her about her tinnitus was just out of curiosity.
If it hurt the opponent, there was no reason to bother.
“… no. I’ll tell you.”
At that time, Idun opened his mouth as if he had made up his mind.
Slowly, the truth about her tinnitus began to leak out from her tight, crimson lips.
It was a name that Jae-hyeon had acquired in an unexpected way.
* * *
At first, as the god of youth, I belonged to the throne of Aesir.
Odin had a lot of land and seeds to grow golden apples in Asgard. And several people were attached to me.
After cultivating all sorts of plants with the help of humans, I grew a golden apple.
Golden apples have the power to prevent aging, so many races coveted and tried to have them.
But Odin was greedy.
He never gave golden apples to anyone but himself and the Aesir.
He was strong, and with brute force he crushed all those below him.
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At the time, everyone except Loki thought it was right.
But that was wrong, I was able to realize belatedly.
Odin caused the first Ragnarok and rejected all other races.
He monopolized the golden apples I grew and used them as weapons.
At the beginning of the war, the Æsir and anti-Æsir forces fought almost equally, but… As the war gradually lengthened, the tide turned in Odin’s favor.
It was because of the golden apples I grew.
Gods and armies that do not age. This was a level that could not be stopped no matter how strong the anti-Aesir forces were.
At the end of the war, Loki was eventually defeated by Odin.
That’s the first Ragnarok.
It was the result of the end.
Of course, there must have been other factors, but it is an undeniable fact that the apples I grew added to the horrors of war.
The war drove many races to extinction.
Dragons, dwarves, giants… .
All of them have been reduced to 1/5 level, and now it is a situation where only Taiwan is maintained.
I am after the war is over. I felt guilty.
It made me, who believed that Odin’s opinion was blindly right, make a completely different choice.
It was to distribute my apples, the apples of immortality, to the races that were damaged by the war.
However, I didn’t know
That my choices will result in the deaths of more people.
* * *
Jaehyun was listening to her story without even touching the car.
“okay. Odin, he found out that I distribute apples to other races… Keep threatening me. I won’t let you go if you share apples with others.
But I refused his order and continued to hand out golden apples to the war-affected races.”
That was the beginning of the disaster.
After muttering that, Idun put on a dark expression.
Feeling anxious, Jaehyun looked at her and asked again.
“so. What did Odin do?”
“Killed them all. Everyone who ate the apple I gave… … .”
Jaehyun had no choice but to grit his teeth.
Idun, who distributed the apples, did not kill them, but rather punished those who ate them.
Odin warned Idun.
Don’t you dare go against my decision.
She made a choice that took away the value she cherished and made her more painful.
Also, he would have thought.
Idun. Only she can grow her golden apples.
Even for his own cause, Odin had to use her.
so he wouldn’t kill it
Jaehyun felt disgusted.
Odin has committed countless sins and never hesitated to ruin a person’s life.
Himself, T.R.P., Joo Won, and Idun…
He was trying to manipulate countless people to suit his taste.
As a representation, it was incomprehensible.
What the hell is he trying to achieve through war?
What on earth is driving him?
“At that time, it was Loki who reached out to me. He told me to run away from here with me.
Stop getting out of Odin’s clutches.”
“So you ran away?”
“okay. Because I couldn’t see other people dying because of me anymore.
Afterwards, Odin ordered numerous Æsir gods to search everywhere to find me. Loki and Hel are here to hide me. I chose Niflheim.”
Jaehyun could clearly understand why the garden was in such a cold place.
To make sure Idun is hidden.
Even the gods of the Aesir wouldn’t have thought that Idun was hidden in a place where there were only ice and prisoners.
From the beginning, to protect Idun from them, Loki created a subspace here and floated an artificial sun.
‘Loki… It’s something you have to meet someday. The head of the anti-Aesir coalition, and the one and only strongman who overwhelms himself that Nidhogg recognized.’
Jaehyun guessed what kind of person he might be.
In mythology, he is portrayed as a mischievous god, and was the culprit of all sorts of incidents and accidents.
But Idun and Nidhogg too. As a result of hearing the stories of many gods, Jaehyun thought that he had a different side from Shinhwa.
‘Loki will appear in front of me sooner or later. Because Aesir’s movements are getting stronger.’
Right now, Loki was imprisoned in Asgard’s dungeon.
However, once Ragnarok begins, all worldly restraints and restraints disappear.
Naturally, all the chains that oppress Loki will be severed.
Jaehyun felt it.
That an encounter with Loki would be scheduled in the not-too-distant future.
I think so. Suddenly, Lee Doon looked at Jaehyun and asked.
“Now, my story ends here. The process until I got the nickname of Aesir’s fugitive. How is it, did you get the answer you wanted?”
“yes. Thanks for listening.”
Jaehyun said that in a slightly subdued voice. No matter how you think about it, her life wasn’t normal.
How much did Idun worry about during that war?
It was Odin and his subordinate gods who caused the war, but the damage was completely borne by others.
‘It must have been very difficult. It looks bright at first glance… The inside must have rotted away.’
Jaehyun looked at her with a darkened face. Because I felt sorry for her, I couldn’t manage her expression properly.
Maybe I didn’t even know I felt the same.
Because Jaehyun’s life wasn’t that smooth either.
At that time, Idun, who was looking at Jaehyun, approached him and lightly pushed his forehead.
Her expression brightened up before she knew it.
“Are you still young?”
Idun smiled brightly when Jaehyun asked back at the sudden statement.
“Originally, when you listen to someone’s sad story, you have to laugh.”
Idun, who said that, was clearly smiling, but for some reason, he looked very sad.
Jaehyun raised an eyebrow.
okay. That must have been Idun’s choice, while thinking.
Watching Jaehyun regain his calm face, Idun put his hand on her waist.
she nodded and said.
“Then, shall we get to the main point now?”
“Is it a story about prophecy?”
“that’s right. to start slowly The second story of the prophecy from 10,000 years ago.”
Jaehyun held his breath involuntarily.
What follows from the prophecy.
What truth does it contain?
And why is Idun making such a bright yet dark expression with mixed emotions?