Chapter 477: Towards Hebei (2)
Originally, they were members of the cult who wanted to build tents near Changbai Mountain.
However, at the order of their Lord Chun Yeowun, who joined them later, the half-built tents were cleared, and they moved to the northwest without break.
After moving non-stop for two days, they were able to reach the western part of the Liaoning province.
The second night, Chun Yeowun, who decided that they were too far away from Changbai Mountain, ordered for the camp to be moved and took measures so that he could rest for the night.
“Ugh, it feels like my soles are on fire.”
“… I’m exhausted.”
“You! Don’t put them onto the ground. If you want to rest quickly, then fasten them with stones.”
At the urging of lieutenant Hu Bong, the cultists who were seated on the ground quickly got up.
No matter how skilled they were in martial arts, they couldn’t sleep properly for two days. They were exhausted.
Most of them seemed tired.
If the barracks were built beforehand, they would have already been asleep.
Chun Yeowun felt sorry looking at his men who were working.
Still, he couldn’t help it.
He wasn’t afraid of the TP, but they would show up with great preparation if they actually did. That was what Chun Mu-seong had warned him about.
When he looked at the place from which he received the telepathic message, he looked at Chun Mu-seong.
Although his hair was short for a martial artist, he looked close to their era’s men once he changed his attire.
Chun Mu-seong had naturally joined them under the pretext of joining the Sky Demon Order.
Mun Ku recognized him, but at the request of Chun Yeowun, she decided to stay silent.
[Did you memorize everything?]
[I have memorized everything that you showed me.]
Chun Mu-seong was smarter than he thought.
It didn’t take that long for him to memorize what Chun Yeowun was teaching.
Since it wasn’t easy to pass on martial arts while on the move, Chun Yeowun gave him some pointers on internal energy.
And he had already memorized six martial arts techniques along with internal energy amplification.
‘He’ll have to memorize 10 more techniques of the cult and then the 24 Demon Swords and finally the Sword Force of the Sky Demon.’
Chun Mu-seong was lucky.
Thanks to the Nano Machine inside Chun Yeowun, he managed to get information on about 6% of the cult’s martial arts.
Chun Yeowun would select the most outstanding techniques and had him memorize them.
Chun Mu-seong was skeptical when he heard that Chun Yeowun would teach him.
[It won’t be fair if you’re the only one getting stronger.]
In order to revive the Sky Demon Order, not just him, but everyone had to develop their skills.
He heard that in the Sky Corporation, which was the future name of the Sky Demon Order, almost no one crossed the Master Level.
It was truly shocking news.
And the most talented ones were said to have only reached the Super Master level.
[Among those who succeeded the same lineage as me, there are only a few others besides the Lords who reached the Super Master Level. Ancestor.]
[… from what you said, the Lord or the chairman or whatever, is a Peak Super Master.]
[That… is right.]
If that was the case, it would be difficult to narrow the gap between them and the future Blade God Six Martial Clan.
But he listened to Chun Mu-seong’s words, and he knew that in the future, martial arts wasn’t the only way to compete.
It was said that there is science and technology, as well as the latest weapons, which held great influence.
In addition, he said that several groups move besides the Blade God Six Martial Clan because there are various things other than martial arts.
[I’m really ashamed, but we are only able to continue the legacy by investing in Nano and various other technologies.]
According to Chun Mu-seong, Sky Corporation is considered the best in the world in terms of nano technology.
And based on their research, the 7th generation Nano Machine in Chun Yeowun’s body was produced.
Chun Mu-seong sent a message.
[Hmm, ancestor. So, am I being taught the martial arts of my ancestors today?]
He understood the reason for passing down the martial art, but he was anxious to learn the Sword Force of the Sky Demon, which was dedicated to the Lords of the cult.
Before descending Changbai Mountain, Chun Yeowun showed him the Sword Force of the Sky Demon.
Chun Mu-seong, who saw that, was astonished.
In front of what Chun Yeowun had just displayed, everything he learned so far looked like child’s play. He couldn’t even call this technique a sword technique.
‘I want to learn that quickly.’
He was excited, but unfortunately, it wasn’t included in Chun Yeowun’s plan.
[No. Tonight, I will teach you how to use the Sword of Illusion from the Ghost Illusion Clan, one of the top clans in our cult, and how to use internal energy, so memorize them and grow.]
Chun Mu-seong couldn’t help but show his disappointment.
As they camped, he expected that he would receive martial arts training from Chun Yeowun.
But Chun Yeowun seemed to have other plans.
‘I couldn’t talk with Mun Ku properly.’
It seemed like Mun Ku was pregnant.
It wasn’t told to anyone yet.
Even though he had been talking to her for the past two days, Chun Yeowun couldn’t help but feel worried about not being able to take care of them.
She was someone who had an official position, and now she would have to pay attention to their child.
If he could have his way, he wanted her to return to the cult, yet he couldn’t let go of her hand because he didn’t know where the Blade God was lurking.
[You haven’t slept for two days, take a rest and memorize what I taught you.]
Chun Mu-seong went away while mumbling under his breath.
Looking at that, Chun Yeowun smiled.
He knew just how motivated the guy was, but he also knew that his broken arm hadn’t healed completely, so there was no way he would teach him martial arts.
‘That broken arm will get better once he controls his inter…’
It was then, a man wearing a unique mask appeared next to him.
It was the Great Guardian, Marakim.
In Marakim’s hand, there was something like a tray covered in cloth.
Chun Yeowun’s face brightened.
It was the tea that he had been waiting for.
Showing the tray, Marakim spoke.
“I brought what you said. It cooled down quickly. I think it can be warmed up again. I can tell the cultists to prepare it and bring it back to the Lord’s ten…”
“No. I will take it from here.”
Marakim was puzzled, but Chun Yeowun just grabbed the tray and walked away.
He walked towards the barrack where Mun Ku was staying.
And that was when someone called Marakim.
“Ah! Former Lord!”
It was Chun Inji.
Next to him was Hu Bong, who seemed to have guided Chun Inji to where they were.
“Uh? The Lord was here a moment ago.”
Confused, Hu Bong asked the Great Guardian.
“Great Guardian. Have you seen our Lord?”
At that, Marakim pointed to Mun Ku’s barracks and spoke.
“The Lord just went to Lady Mun’s barracks. Hmm.”
At those words, former Lord Chun Inji smiled brightly and nodded.
He knew that Chun Yeowun and Mun Ku had been in a relationship for a while.
Of course, there wasn’t a single member of the cult who didn’t know what was happening between those two.
“Our Lord is too much. Going in there as soon as the barracks are up. Hehehe.”
Seeing how Hu Bong was smiling like a fool, Marakim shook his head.
Hu Bong was the only one who could get away with saying such things in front of Chun Inji.
He had to be brave to cross that narrow line.
“If it’s something urgent, I can inform the Lord…”
At Marakim’s words, Chun Inji waved his hands while saying.
“Hehehe, leave them alone. This old man isn’t that ignorant. But, where have you been all day?”
Early in the morning, he saw Chun Yeowun give Marakim an order.
Chun Inji, who was curious about it, asked around.
“Ahh, Lord said that there was something special he wanted to eat, so I went to get it.”
“Something he wanted to eat?”
Chun Inji frowned.
It was because he didn’t know what order was given to Marakim.
It didn’t look like Chun Yeowun had such an appetite, so it was surprising.
“Huhuhu, he gave such an order? Was there a village nearby?”
“I was fortunate that there was a village about 80 miles northwest. There I was able to find dried peaches, duck soup, and rice cakes.”
“He asked for fruits too? That one is too much.”
Chun Inji thought it was odd.
Why would Chun Yeowun send Marakim to such a distant place just to get some fruits.
‘When I see this, he’s still young.’
Sure Chun Yeowun had done a lot of great things, but he was still young, very young.
Hu Bong exclaimed at the items of food.
Lately, all he had been eating were dry ingredients and raisins. Listening to the new dishes made him hungry.
Looking at Mun Ku’s barracks with envy, he mumbled.
“Uh, I’m jealous. Thanks to having such a strong man by her side, Mun Ku gets to eat all kinds of things. She even gained weight these days, and her stomach seems to be protruding out too. It would be better for her to eat a little and leave the rest to me. Hehehe.”
As soon as Hu Bong said that, both Chun Inji and Marakim looked at him.
Hu Bong, who didn’t know why was perplexed.
“Wh-Why are you looking at me like that?”
“What did you just say?”
“Huh? … that… it would be nice to leave the rest, but I’m not forcing her, I just can’t eat the jerky…”
“No! What you said before that.”
“… that Mun Ku’s stomach seemed like it gained weight… no, I don’t get it! Why are you being like this? Did I say something…”
Leaving behind Hu Bong, Chun Inji moved.
All of a sudden, he moved towards the barracks where Mun Ku was staying.
Not just Chun Inji, Marakim was following him too.
Hu Bong, who saw that, was confused.
Hu Bong still had no clue at all.
Meanwhile, inside Mun Ku’s barracks, Chun Yeowun put his hand on her belly, while Mun Ku covered her face feeling shy.
Nano’s voice echoed in his ears.
[It has been confirmed to be a boy. Congratulations. As a result of the ultrasound diagnosis, it’s estimated to be around seventeen weeks…]
He couldn’t hear Nano’s voice anymore.
He put his hand on her belly to learn the condition of the child and the mother, but he found some unexpected news.
A small heartbeat.
And that wasn’t all.
Augmented reality opened in his eyes, and he could see the shape of his child.
The excitement which was budding in him didn’t go away.
It was a strange experience for Chun Yeowun to be able to see his own child, who hasn’t even entered the world yet.
‘So this is my child?’
He was caught up in the strange feeling.
It struck him again that he was going to be a father.
“Ahh. Lord, how long are you going to touch me like that?”
Mun Ku asked with a blushed face.
Chun Yeowun stroked her hair gently.
“Sorry. I could hear the heartbeat so clearly, just a little more… ah!”
At that time, Chun Yeowun’s face suddenly became annoyed, making Mun Ku ask.
“What is it?”
Chun Yeowun took a deep breath.
He lowered Mun Ku’s clothes which were rolled above her belly and reached towards the barracks entrance.
At the tent entrance, quite a few people were standing.
Mun Ku’s face turned stiff.
They were Chun Inji, Marakim, Hu Bong, and even the Six Swords.
Each of them had come here, but they couldn’t enter the barracks.
They were waiting for someone to open it, and when it was done, they couldn’t hide the joy on their faces.
It seemed like what they heard was right.
They acted as normal as they could to not burden Mun Ku.
Chun Yeowun wasn’t even sure what to say, but Hu Bong suddenly bowed on one knee and shouted with a silly smile on his face.
As soon as he said that, everyone knelt and shouted.
All of a sudden, those who were working near the barracks too knelt down.
Chun Inji shyly coughed a little,
“Hm, congratulations to the both of you.”
They then understood that the news about Chun Yeowun and Mun Ku having a child was revealed.
Mun Ku, unable to process it, bowed her head.
She was happy, but she was always shy when too many people gave her attention.
‘Nothing can be done.’
It was embarrassing that they all knew, but since it had come out, Chun Yeowun decided to accept it, so he walked towards Chun Inji and decided to address everyone.
“Grandfather. And everyone…”
It was then.
Chun Yeowun stared at the dark night sky in the southeast direction.
And Nano’s voice greeted him again.
[Warning! Warning! A flying object detected in the air, distance 2 km.]