A white cloth sweeps through the sword.
Baek Cheon's eyes were sinking gravely.
It's a habit he does once a day, but his posture was as serious as the first time he wiped his sword.
The face of the sword shone like admiration. Baek Cheon looked at his face reflected on the sword and began to wipe it again silently.
How long has it been?
He put the sword into the sword, confirming it had been cleaned clean.
He carefully put down the sword, which had finished maintenance, and looked toward the door.
"If you're here, come in. Why are you doing that?”
"……When did you know?"
"It's weird not to know when you're so pretentious."
"Then tell him to come in!"
Baek Cheon grinned when he saw Chung-Myung coming in grumblingly.
"When did you start coming in? If you lock it completely, you'll break the door and come in."
That's true, Chung-Myung swirled into the room, grinning, and plopped in the middle. Baek Cheon had a light smile on his lips.
A moment of silence passed. Chung-Myung squinted and looked at Baek Cheon.
"Aren't you going to ask?"
"Why are you here?"
"You're here for a reason."
"So I'm waiting. What are you going to say?"
Chung-Myung said bluntly, as if he didn't like it.
"As if you knew I was coming."
Chung-Myung's head rises sharply. Baek Cheon answered calmly, receiving a questionable look.
"I didn't expect you to come to my room, but I thought you'd say something soon. Something quite important.”
Baek Cheon responded that it was rather absurd.
"Because you weren't the same as usual.”
"What do you mean by that?"
"You really don't know?"
"Yeah. I thought I was the same as usual."
Baek Cheon sighed and held his forehead with one hand.
Chung-Myung flinched and resisted the eyes of Baek Cheon, who looked at him pitifully.
"Why, why! What, what!"
"What did you do after coming back from fighting Jang Nilso?"
"What did you do, of course...….”
Chung-Myung was speechless and slowly closed his mouth.
I know. What did I do?’
I recounted the past few days with a slight tilt of my head.
I've been doing something constantly, but come to think of it, I don't think I've done anything. Baek Cheon asked me from there and I was in need of an answer.
Baek Cheon, who stared at Chung-Myung, who was seriously agonizing, grinned and said.
"Maintenance of plum blossoms was carried out mainly by the Dang family, and building docks and establishing the system of merchant ships was carried out in Noklim. Hawasan's disciples settled the surroundings and made a composition."
"If it were usual, I would have tried to make orders around building war angles, and then I would run to the dock and kick the bandits. And he was running wild before anyone else, trying to kill all the Sapa."
"He was so powerful that he got stuck on a hard island and was playing fresh, would he have thought it was normal?"
A blank smile came out of Chung-Myung's mouth.
"That's just what you think, isn't it?"”
"Would I be the only one?" Everyone must feel like they're holding a bomb in their hands. If you don't know your condition isn't normal, you're not a student of Hwasan."“…….”
Chung-Myung's face has changed over and over again in a short period of time. Chung-Myung, who was smiling as if he was saying something, eventually sighed deeply.
"……But why didn't you say anything?”
Baek Cheon shrugged.
"Because you don't have to."
"You're not the one who listens to others, you're not the one who lets it fester. I thought he would tell me when the right moment came."
Baek Cheon's eyes are on Chung-Myung.
"Yeah, like now."
"So tell me. What's wrong?"
His eyes were so serious that Chung-Myung rolled awkwardly and eventually made eye contact. A sigh came out of my mouth.
"No, it's...… I mean…….”
"…What, you son of a b*tc*! What! No, what the hell!"
"Oh, why are you yelling at me.
Chung-Myung screamed and scratched his head against each other's head.
"……It's not because there's something wrong."
"To be exact, I don't know what the problem is. I've heard from my acquaintance that I've been locked up in my room.”
"Oh, no. Don't look at me like, 'What kind of idiot is this?'"
"……have you learned mind reading?"
Chung-Myung opened his mouth with a complex expression that was hard to describe.
"From what I've heard, I can see that I've got a lot of mixed feelings, but I don't know why...….”
"Don't you know?"
Chung-Myung looks at Baek Cheon with surprised eyes. How does Baek Cheon know he doesn't know?
"Well, it's obvious. You are always thoughtless, simple, predictable, stupid, and...….”
You son of a b*tc*.
Baek Cheon laughed as Chung-Myung sheds white eyes.
"You're that kind of guy. If there's anything else I need to do urgently, I can't see him."
"Fixing the plum blossoms, making money through the streets, building influence, kicking Gupa's ass and eating where they took over…"….”
Baek Cheon stared at Chung-Myung one after another.
"Yeah, that's all that matters. But……."
And he smiled and said.
"That's not the most important thing. At least for you, Chung-Myung.”
"Do what you want to do."
Chung-Myung was as quiet as a man who lost his mouth for a moment. Baek Cheon continued.
"Do what you think you should do. Not what I have to do."
"No, Sasook. I'….”
"You don't think you can handle the Sapae-ryeon and all the people?”
"…What are you talking about?"
Chung-Myung looked a little awkwardly at Baek Cheon and said,
"Increases influence, strengthens the unity of the heavenly allies…"….”
"You I know."
But Baek Cheon firmly cut him off.
"He doesn't know how to solve the problem using someone else. If there's a problem, you have to hit him and destroy him."
"It's all just incidental to you. Don't you think? What matters to you is...….”
Baek Cheon looks Chung-Myung in the eye and says.
"Can Hwasan beat the Sapae-ryun?"
"Can Hwasan fight the whole world?"Chung-Myung closed his mouth and looked at Baek Cheon.
"That's it, isn't it?"
Baek Cheon grinned at the blank expression of Chung-Myung.
"Sometimes the person watching from the side knows the situation more clearly than he does. It seems to me that this is the case."
"I got to the point. What needs to be done is clear. But it's a situation that I can't be done. Then... I would have acted like you."
Baek Cheon nodded slightly more than Chung-Myung with a serious face.
"So there's only one thing I have to say.”
"…what is it?"
"You're a greedy, stupid, bad-tempered terrible man."
"No, but this bird...….”
"But worse than that, you don't trust others.”
"You've done enough already. Even if you don't touch each one, the things you've made will roll along the flow. So get rid of your greed to take care of everything. What's the easiest way to solve the problem when there are plenty of enemies?"
Chung-Myung's lips are chattering.
This is what he said to Baek Cheon countless times.
After a while, a groan-like voice leaked out of my mouth.
Baek Cheon smiled pleasedly.
"Yeah, I know that."
This is not simply about dealing with the boss. This means that the most important matters should be dealt with first.
Chung-Myung and Baek Cheon both know the meaning.
"It's not like the Chung-Myung I know who is being swayed around. You like it best when it's simple. You throw everything that's left to others, and you do the best you think.”
"To take responsibility, it's not to bear everything. That's rather irresponsible."
Chung-Myung stared silently at Baek Cheon. Then Baek Cheon smiled and shrugged.
"Why? Are you going to compliment me for being so mature?"
"No, that's not it.….”
Chung-Myung, who had a complex look on his face, laughed.
"I thought that Dong-ryong was like a human being. It's like yesterday when you've been acting innocent and not worth your face."
"……is he a jerk?"
Chung-Myung giggled and laughed.
"I know one thing.”
"The fact that if you follow a stork, your crotch will rip.”
"Are you talking to me?"
"No, you're talking about me.”
Chung-Myung smiled on his own.
He wanted to be a Cheon Mun.
The most ideal writer he thinks is Cheon Mun. But at heart, I already knew.
He can never be a Cheon Mun and he is not a man of letters. Neither can Chung-Myung do.
I knew it, but I forgot.’
I was definitely doing something that didn't even fit in.
It's not like I've heard much of it. But I felt like I was wide awake. The hazy fog that was covering the world seems to be lifted at once.
Baek Cheon's eyes were the size of a lantern at the calm greeting.
"……Did you eat something wrong?”
"Did Jang Nilso hit you so hard that you hurt your head?…. Should I call SoSo?"
Chung-Myung became sad. It wasn't because of what Baek Cheon said, but because of Baek Cheon's sincere eyes, which let him know that it wasn't a joke.Normally, Chung-Myung would have poked his eyes with his fingers, but he decided to endure it for today.
Yoo-Esul and Baek Cheon. Seeing them both come out like this, they must have been acting like idiots.
Chung-Myung's eyes became clearer and clearer.
"I mean, do what you have to do now?"
"What's the most important thing?"
"I told you so."
"…is that so?”
There was a moment of silence. Anxiety began to run over Baek Cheon's face.
This is because an evil smile began to spread around Chung-Myung's mouth. I was relieved because it was so Chung-Myung, but on the contrary, it was so Chung-Myung that I suddenly felt anxious.
"You're right. I was stupid."
"It's upsetting to think about it! That's so obvious! Since when have I cared about this and that!"
"Oh, no, wait a minute. Chung-Myung아. Hey, man."
Baek Cheon's face began to turn white.
Something…… things are starting to feel like they're going unexpectedly. No, it wasn't just a feeling, it was a conviction.
"Thanks to you, I'm refreshed! Well, sometimes a colleague can be useful, too! Then talk to me later!"
Chung-Myung jumped up and turned around with a relieved face.
"No, you son of a b*tc*! Now tell me what you're going to do.….”
Baek Cheon hurriedly reached out, but Chung-Myung had already kicked out the door.
The hand that was wandering around Ho Gong fell awkwardly after grabbing the air a couple of times.
I feel like I made a mistake.
At that time, Yoon-Jong and Jo-Gol poked their heads out through the wide open door. I don't know since when, but I guess he was listening outside.
The two alternately looked at Chung-Myung, who was running far away, and Baek Cheon, who stood in a stupor, and opened their mouths.
"What have you done?”
I'm worried that I don't know it either.