Episode 339 One Promise
The figure of a girl aiming at herself while holding a pure white longsword.
Looking at this, Jaehyun’s pupils tremble.
It was something he hoped he would never face.
―The synchronization rate has reached 99%!
She couldn’t remember herself and was synchronized with the person.
Jaehyun bit his lip. Hot drops of blood run down his lips.
Along with him, several brief memories flash through his mind.
Hunt, a freshman who first met Seo In-na.
Until then, Jaehyun didn’t believe her.
They just looked at each other to pass the test.
However, that feeling faded little by little, and before she knew it, she became his colleague.
At the time of the simulated dungeon raid that I believed in her after that.
Jaehyun was able to be sure that she was the first person he could trust besides Kim Yoojung and his mother.
In the face of the danger of death, Seo Ina tried to save herself by opening her magic to the limit. From then on, she had no choice but to acknowledge her reappearance.
That she was already inside her fence.
The school trip where I was confessed.
At that time, even Jaehyun couldn’t help but be embarrassed.
Before returning, love was an undeserved emotion.
A job where you always have to fight the threat of death. Because it was a radar.
Moreover, he had neither the talent nor the money. It wasn’t that he didn’t have anyone coming at him with nothing, but he knocked himself out.
It was because he, who was immersed in terrible self-pessimism, did not even have the strength to protect himself.
However, Seo Eana said that she really likes Jaehyun. She said she had confidence in herself and would wait for her to reply back.
Those words allowed Jaehyun to find where he should be, little by little.
‘It’s so clear to me… .’
Jaehyun looked at Seo Ina with sad eyes.
In addition to the one he had just remembered, countless memories of being with Seo Ina became a weight and pressed on Jaehyun’s shoulder.
It was all dark outside.
The moonlight shining through the window calmly settles on her lofty black hair.
Rising flames below.
It was shaking Jaehyun’s heart incessantly and dizzyly.
Why did this happen?
Jaehyun just closed his eyes thinking about it.
What should I say to convince her?
How should I talk to remember me?
I thought so, but no words came easily.
It was when silence passed for such a long time.
There was the sound of something falling to the floor.
Hearing this, Jaehyun immediately raised his head.
Seo Ina. She was watching herself, dropping her own sword.
Warmer than before… With a face like falling in love.
Her closed mouth opened, and a clear voice flowed out.
“… I guess holding a sword doesn’t suit me.”
Jaehyun looked at her to understand the meaning of the words.
Wearing leggings, her steps slowly approach Jaehyun. The only thing that could be heard from the top floor of the empty castle was the sound of footsteps.
Jaehyun just looked up at her as he approached him.
Arriving in front of Jaehyun, Seo Ina picked it up and said with a small smile.
“… Did you really think I would have forgotten you?”
“me… Did you remember?”
“… huh. Because you promised to do that.”
Seo In-na calmly said that. Jaehyun felt his heart pounding.
I was a little confused. What are your feelings right now? I couldn’t even tell if it was just Yggdrasil’s joke.
Jaehyun sighed and said.
“You kept your promise.”
“… huh. I tried.”
At that moment, I began to see the scenery of dawn through the window.
The sun rises, and the darkness slowly dissipates. The fire below was fierce, but Jaehyun didn’t care at all. A soft smile forms on Seo Ina’s lips.
Jaehyun looked around.
Even though he should have come to save her in the span of almost several days.
I couldn’t do that.
In such a situation, how could she, who had not yet attained a status, not forget her memories while reaching a synchronization rate of 99%?
It didn’t take long to figure out why.
A name engraved in stone on the top wall of an old castle to the point of being worn over and over again.
A person you can’t forget… .
Jaehyun felt his eyes moisten as he saw his name written countless times.
Seo Ina extends her hand. She is cautious towards herself.
Jaehyun just kept watching her movements.
Then, her hand touches his face.
Seo Ina smiled lightly.
“… I took a lot of courage for this… .”
Jaehyun didn’t answer, but he was deeply relieved.
Seo Eana wasn’t just remembering herself because she had excellent mental strength.
The deepest feeling you have for yourself. That was what kept her from forgetting herself even in her worst situation.
My heart ached.
That you can’t definitely answer that feeling.
That saddened him the most.
But now I had to fit in with this play. Jaehyun opened his mouth.
The final clear condition of the quest.
“i like you.”
Because it was to confirm their love for each other.
Along with Jaehyun’s words, a system sound was heard.
―You have cleared Yggdrasil’s 《Third Layer: The Dragon Slayer and the Song of Tragedy》.
Jaehyun is the moment.
He felt that his emotions, which had been rising, returned to their original state.
However, all the emotions that were beating every time I saw Seo Eana were not completely erased.
It was because it was connected with the overwhelming feeling of remembering him.
But unlike him, what could be called love has disappeared.
At least that’s what he believed.
“Inaya. Are there any injuries anywhere?”
“… huh. you?”
“I was fine too.”
“Uh-uh-anyway, I’m glad I was able to clear the quest!”
Ratatosque said so in a welcoming voice.
In this tier, he did a great job. He was the one who helped Jaehyun understand the story and see through the story of Sigurd and Brünhild.
Jaehyun couldn’t help but trust him.
“let’s go. to the next.”
Jaehyun had no doubt that he would be able to go to the next level now.
But, that was then.
―You have cleared all scenarios.
―All penalties are removed.
―You have cleared Yggdrasil Spiral Tower’s 《Third Layer: A Common Possessed Water Layer》.
―Yggdrasil plays the story’s epilogue.
Before Seo Ina and Jaehyun could organize their thoughts, a bright light flooded in and swallowed them and Ratatosque.
“What is this… .”
The two of them unknowingly intertwined their hands and held each other tightly. It was because I was worried that I would miss it again if I didn’t do that.
Jaehyun and I closed and opened our eyes for a moment.
It was soon sent to a small street in a port city.
Fortunately, Seo Eana was also by her side.
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“This—this is a hahaha—port city that existed in the past. Likewise, it seems to be the era where the story of Sigurd and Brünhild happened!”
“… I do not understand. Why did Yggdrasil send us here when he said he was showing an epilogue?”
“I don’t know either… .”
When Jaehyun was answering Seo Eana’s words. Suddenly, a raucous voice came from behind. It was the voice of the merchants.
“Is it true that the great wizard came here?”
“Ah, well, that’s right. He even rode a mighty famous horse. Like eight legs?”
Jaehyun’s eyebrows crumpled for a moment at the words he heard.
Familiar stories of mythology were heard from their mouths.
‘It’s a story about a horse with eight legs… ?’
People’s stories continued. Jaehyun listened to their conversation.
“Heh heh, so what is the name of that wizard?”
“Wōdanaz… It must have been that name, maybe?”
The moment Jaehyun heard the names in the merchants’ last conversation, he immediately turned around and grabbed their shoulders. he shouted and asked.
“You… What did you just say?”
“yes? what is that all of a sudden… .”
“You said the archmage came! What was his name!”
Jaehyun raised his voice involuntarily.
He couldn’t quite calm his trembling hands, as if he couldn’t believe it.
“I said wordanaz… .”
“That sorcerer. Where are you now?”
When Jaehyun asked, putting strength on his shoulder, the merchant caught by him hesitated and pointed in one direction with his index finger.
“Ah, I was going to the port earlier… Maybe he’s trying to get on a boat and move to another country… .”
Jaehyun pushed him away and immediately started running towards the port.
Seo Ina and Ratatosque started running together as Jaehyun ran.
“… Jaehyun, what happened… what is it?”
Jaehyun didn’t answer Seo Eana’s question.
His eyes were full of rage. It was an obvious murderous intent.
“What are you doing!”
“Look straight ahead and walk around!”
“The little bastard… !”
A swearing sound is heard. However, Jaehyun ignored it.
Jae-hyun pushed and knocked over countless people who got in his way, while running toward the port with all his might.
And there I finally found one.
An old man wearing a shabby hat with a long brim and a shabby gray knob.
He turned around with his back shown, presumably waiting to board the boat.
Jaehyun stood behind him and asked ferociously.
“Are you Wodanaj?”
To that question, the old man answered without even turning around.
“Yes, but… I don’t know why someone as young as you is interested in me. Is there anything I can do to see you?”
Jaehyun released all the mana in his body at once, holding a fishy sneer at his words.
“There are so many things to do.”
“I think I have quite the skills, but… you are still young It’s only after long training and diligence that you show me such a murderous intent… .”
Jaehyun interrupted Wardanaz’s words to stop the fight.
“That’s not your real name.”
At that point, Wodanaz also seemed to be in shock. He brushed his beard for a moment and carefully looked back.
At that moment, a familiar but unfamiliar face came into Jaehyun’s field of vision.
An old man with one eye covered and a crow on his shoulder.
he said in a low, overbearing voice.
“My real name… You mean you know?”
At that moment, Jaehyun was certain of his identity and spoke in a muffled tone.
“Odin. You are Odin.”
That it refers to Odin in the language of the primitive Germanic tribes.
―The godhead is opened.
―Active skill «Frozen Earth Lv 5» is activated.
At that time, the wild typhoon that spewed out from the staff in Odin’s hand collided with the icy earth of reappearance.
The two magics collided in the middle of the port city, creating a strong gust of wind.
Wodanaz, no Odin smiled curiously at Jaehyun.
“You… You are a being with dignity.”
As a traveler, Odin traveled all over the world and met many people.
Jae-hyun takes one of the fragments of his memory.
I had just come across it here.