The cadet dormitory of Miles Academy, a few days before the joint guild mission.
Lee Jae-sang was suffering from a terrible nightmare.
“Huh, huh… .”
He sighed heavily and sat down on the bed, shaking his body.
It was because the shock from the dream from a while ago still lingered.
My whole body was wet, and my mind was dizzy, probably because it couldn’t stand the shock. Lee Jae-sang held on to his heart and examined his body with empty eyes.
“Again, again… … Go, it’s the same dream… … .”
A weak mumbled voice fills the room.
The contents of Jaesang Lee’s nightmares were always the same as in the past.
His father, Lee Jae-i, appears and engages in sparring with himself. He coldly says to himself who has become covered in dirt:
[Grab the sword.]
Grab your sword.
That sentence stimulated Lee Jae-sang’s trauma and plunged him into a deep pit.
Words I’ve already heard.
It was also a word that eventually revealed Lee Jae-sang’s weakness.
Fragments of the past came to Lee Jae-sang’s mind. When he was much younger than he is now, his father, Lee Jae-shin, had been demanding of himself.
Become a strong radar.
Like himself, and like Lee Jae-sang’s brothers.
But Lee Jae-sang had no talent.
When he was young, he didn’t always show what he expected in his daily sparring with his father. Every time he gripped his sword, his father was disappointed in him, and he was gradually broken.
At the age of 10, he first entered Dalian. Jaeshin Lee told him.
[Since you are my bloodline, you must have great talent.]
However, it didn’t take long before his expectations were doomed to disappointment.
Lee Jae-sang did not have even the slightest bit of sword talent.
Even unique skills were not inherited.
From then on, Lee Jae-shin no longer expected him.
Instead, he calls him a scum that did not meet his expectations, and just ignores him.
His father’s cold attitude towards Lee Jae-sang, whose mother passed away, made him hide in a rat hole.
It was from then. What made Lee Jae-sang stutter his words?
Of course, the more I did, the more my father’s eyes grew colder.
After that, I had very little contact with my father.
It was difficult to expect anything from his father when he was barely paying for his school fees. All of my brothers grew up to be the hopefuls of the Wind God, but he wasn’t.
There was no fatherly favor or love.
All that was left of him were tools and a small laboratory that smelled of drugs.
Lee Jae-sang further built a wall in his heart and hid in the gap.
So that no one can find you anymore.
* * *
The next day, after class at the academy, Jaehyun was blocked by two men seeing Jaehyun for the first time.
He looked ahead and tilted his head. They were the first faces I ever saw.
“Who are you?”
At Jaehyun’s question, the two men wrinkled their faces and said in displeasure.
“I am Lee Jae-hoon, the Class A Raider of Wind God.”
“I am Lee Jae-young of the same rank.”
Jaehyun looked back at his memory for a moment. Lee Jae-hoon and Lee Jae-young… … .
I’m sure I’ve heard of it somewhere, but my memory wasn’t clear.
Fortunately, the other side revealed his identity first.
“We are the sons of Jaeshin Lee’s guild master. He is Lee Jae-sang’s older brother.”
‘Somehow, I thought that two raiders from the Wind God Guild had come to visit me. Was the chancellor his brother’s brother?’
Then I remembered.
Jaehoon Lee and Jaeyoung Lee. They were the older brothers of Lee Jae-sang, who were 3 and 2 years apart.
People who will often show their faces in the radar newspaper in the future with their tyrannical temper.
‘It doesn’t seem like it came for good.’
The two of them seemed to be messing with each other. I’m not here to tell you something positive.
Jaehyun thought so and asked in a calm voice.
“Why did the Prime Minister’s older brothers come to see me?”
“You didn’t think you would dare to go against my father and go over without retaliation, did you?”
“What is that all of a sudden… … ah. at that time.”
Jaehyun sighed briefly recalling the past.
Jaeshin Lee. It was certainly true that there had been a war of nerves with him a few days ago. Maybe he opened his magic and he erased himself.
Apparently, they found themselves because they didn’t know that their great father and a mere cadet were having a war of nerves.
It was absurd for Jaehyun, but it seemed that there was no more important problem for the two of them.
After they surrounded Jaehyun, they continued talking.
“It seems that he has become more energetic because he is Yoo Sung-eun’s direct disciple… … .”
“I’ve never been more energetic. I don’t think there’s any reason to talk like this. If you came here to get into trouble, go. Before you look bad.”
Jaehyun sighed and said. As he waved his hand and said, the faces of the two crumpled up.
Eventually, the moment Jaehyun turned away.
Unforgettable stories flowed from their mouths.
“I hear you’re taking care of my trashy little brother.”
Jaehyun’s steps stopped for a moment at the harsh words. The two seemed excited as if they thought their provocation had worked.
“I thought I was useless, but I was lucky. He has a talent for alchemy. Well, you probably approached him from the beginning to take advantage of him… … .”
“I don’t think the relationship between the brothers is good. So, what do you want to say?”
When Jaehyun opened his closed mouth and said that, the brothers looked at each other for a moment and were taken aback.
Lee Jae-young suddenly came to his senses.
“Did you approach Lee Jae-sang to use the wind god from the beginning? I heard that you supported Lee Jae-sang from the time he had no foundation.
It wouldn’t be possible if you weren’t thinking of messing around with something.”
It seemed that the brothers had already investigated Jae-hyun and Lee Jae-sang’s first meeting and everything that had happened since then.
Jaehyun clearly understood.
Lee Jae-sang and his two brothers are by no means family.
They are more distant, and they don’t respect Lee at all.
Jaehyun faced the two of them straight with a crumpled face.
He took a step forward and lightly released his mana.
The two brothers also responded, released their magical powers, and shouted.
“How dare you act like that when you hear whose son we are. Didn’t you just call garbage garbage?”
“There’s nothing to be so hot about. is not it?”
“No, I have enough reasons to be angry. Chancellor hyung is your family, but he is also an important circle member of Nine. If you say it that way… … .”
“My circle looks out of place.”
At that moment, Jaehyun’s new model disappeared and caught the two behind them.
at the same time. Jaehyun grabbed the two of them by the nape of their necks, and applied force to them, causing them to bump their foreheads against each other.
With a bang, the heads of the two brothers collide with each other and their minds become distant.
spinning head. In the midst of the mess, the two didn’t even seem to know what had happened.
“I will tell you one thing for sure.”
Jaehyun raised an eyebrow and raised his fist again.
I tried to treat him as a colleague’s older brother, but I decided that it wouldn’t work.
“I’m not scared at all even if you bring your father.”
Lee Jae-hoon and Lee Jae-young were frightened and saw Jae-hyun standing behind them.
It seems that I did not choose the right opponent to touch.
The two thought about it almost at the same time.
* * *
After properly sending the two brothers back to Tyler, Jaehyun thought for a moment.
‘I never thought I’d find out why the prime minister stuttered like this.’
A little while ago, while he was beating up the two brothers, I asked him about this and that.
they said It wasn’t that Lee Jae-sang had stuttered from the beginning.
Lamentation and burden for oneself without talent. And Lee Jae-shin’s pressure.
that it broke him
Jae-hyeon felt more and more sorry for Lee Jae-sang when he learned the whole story that he had never known.
He himself had been gripped by an inferiority complex.
I longed for the best raiders, but I was pessimistic about myself for not being able to become like them.
Eventually, it gradually eats away at people and destroys them.
“The Prime Minister must have felt the same way.”
Jae-hyeon wanted to somehow return Lee Jae-sang to his original form.
Even if he had never seen him before, Jaehyun could think of some of him.
Like her innocent appearance when explaining about alchemy, or the way she packs potions for herself every moment.
Jae-hyun remembered Lee Jae-sang like that. Because he wanted to help him.
‘But it’s not a matter of what I can do. The chancellor should stand up on his own.’
Unfortunately, Jaehyun knew. In this situation, he was extremely limited in what he could do to help him.
If you don’t get up on your own, you’ll quickly collapse again.
Humans are inherently that way.
However, Jae-hyun believed in Lee Jae-sang. he will be able to rise again
He has the strength to step out of his father’s shadow and move forward.
That was the conclusion that Jae-hyeon had made while experiencing Lee Jae-sang, and it did not depend on his memories before returning.
… I did a little bit of reference, though.
* * *
A hideout where Jaehyun and Lee Jaesang are missing. Nine members are gathering and having a conversation.
Naturally, the subject was the father-son relationship between Lee Jae-sang and Lee Jae-shin.
“I didn’t even think of it. To think that Lee Jae-sang’s father was Lee Jae-sin of the Wind God… … .”
Kwon So-yul shook his head and said so.
Well, since Lee Jae-sang had never revealed anything about his father, it was only natural that he did not know.
Kim Yoo-jung nodded.
“Iknow, right. Looking at it, it seems that Min Jae-hyun knew. How can he not say a word?”
“Well, Jaehyun must have thought of everything.”
When Ahn Ho-yeon said that, Kim Yoo-jung glared at him with her eyes wide open.
“hey. It’s not because I don’t know, it’s just because I’m sad.”
“… There must have been a reason, but I was a little surprised to hear this.”
Seo Ina also nodded in agreement.
As expected, Kwon So-yul was the most shocked.
“Hey, what happened? Even though I went with Lee Jae-sang since the freshman hunt, I didn’t notice at all.
Well, I don’t think it’s very good for him to bring up such words from his point of view.”
Moreover, Lee Jae-sang and Lee Jae-shin had the same last name, but everything was different.
Neither were they superior in force, nor did they have the Force.
The field of focus was also completely different.
combat and non-combat. It’s a completely different position. There was nothing that his colleagues could have guessed.
“Anyway, it didn’t look good. Two people.”
Kim Yoo-jung said that and made a serious expression.
Lee Jae-sang trembled at the sight of his father appearing during the guild introduction.
As if the father’s existence itself was terrifying.
As a group, there was nothing to worry about.
“I think there must be something… It’s a family matter, so it’s easy to ask. Let’s leave it alone for now.”
“… That would be great. Chancellor’s brother must have his own thoughts.”
Seina also nodded.
Jaesang Lee and Jaeshin Lee.
I don’t know what happened between the two fathers.
But you don’t need to know deeply. To them, Lee Jae-sang stutters, but is just a circle member with a good nature and a lot of worries.
Being someone’s son or not wasn’t such a big deal.
* * *
next day. Finally, on the day of the joint guild mission.
After properly greeting his colleagues, Jaehyun got on the vehicle prepared by Sungeun Yoo.
black van. Its destination was clear.
“Are you ready?”
“Of course. Let’s go.”
The destination is the Red Gate.
It was by far the worst gate ever seen in Korea.