RDM (Novel) Chapter 444

C 444

The masked man and woman flinched.

Their reaction was very subtle, but Pyo Wol didn't miss even such a slight response.

The man, his eyes fixed on Pyo Wol, spoke to Ma Won-ik.

"Is the scripture safe?"

"It's secured."

"There will be people waiting for you if you keep going this way. Follow them."

"Huh? Oh, thank you."

Ma Won-ik hastily expressed his gratitude. However, the man still didn't even look at him.

His eyes and all his senses were focused on Pyo Wol.

He knew Pyo Wol better than anyone.

Not a single moment of carelessness was allowed.

The moment his attention was diverted, even for a second, Pyo Wol would strike like a venomous snake. Once he allowed any gap, it would be the end.

Any resistance would become meaningless once the snake's fangs were embedded in one's body.

Ma Won-ik and his daughter stood up again with the scripture.

The moment Pyo Wol's gaze turned towards them, this time the masked woman stepped forward to block him.

Ma Won-ik and his daughter took the opportunity to flee hurriedly.

The sight of Ma Won-ik limping away was utterly pitiful.

He could have easily been caught if pursued now. However, Pyo Wol couldn't do that. The two people blocking the path of Ma Won-ik and his daughter were by no means easy opponents.

Pyo Wol spoke.

"When will you stop hiding your faces?"

"You speak as if you know us."

The man replied with a cold voice.

For a moment, a faint smile appeared on Pyo Wol's lips.

"That's the problem."


"You're deluded into thinking you're hiding well when I know all your sinister intentions."

"How dare you!"

"Song Cheonwoo!"

Suddenly, the man's shoulders trembled.

Pyo Wol's gaze turned to the woman beside him.

"So Yeowol, it's been a long time for everyone."



Pyo Wol's words left the two silent for a moment.

The first to react was the woman.

She took off her mask, revealing a cascade of black hair that flowed like a waterfall and her dazzling beauty.

Her pale skin, seemingly untouched by sunlight, contrasted with her dark eyes and a temperament similar to Pyo Wol's.

Only those who grew up in the same environment could possess such similar traits. There were only a few left in this world who had a temperament similar to Pyo Wol's. One of them was the woman before him, So Yeowol.

Pyo Wol's gaze turned to the man beside So Yeowol. Then, the man let out a faint sigh and removed his mask. The man who revealed himself in the dim darkness was none other than Song Cheonwoo.

Song Cheonwoo asked.

"How did you know?"

"Are you that curious?"

"Just answer. Pyo Wol!"

"You just stand out. No matter what face you change into, I can recognize you."

"This guy..."

"It seems you're still attached to So Yeowol, following her around and licking her boots."

"How dare you!"

Just as Song Cheonwoo was about to explode, So Yeowol raised her white hand to block him.


Song Cheonwoo then suppressed his excitement and regained his cold, polite expression.

Pyo Wol felt a slight disappointment at the sight.

His plan to provoke Song Cheonwoo had been thwarted by So Yeowol.

So Yeowol spoke for the first time.

"It's been a while. I've been hearing about you."

"Yet you never contacted me. I'm disappointed."

"It's not like we have a reason to keep in touch, right? We barely saw each other at the underground cave."

So Yeowol hadn't changed at all.

Only her appearance had matured, but her way of speaking, gaze, and the unique atmosphere that pressed people down remained unchanged.

Any average man would struggle to breathe properly in front of her.

"You must be surprised that we showed up."

"To be honest, it's a bit complicated."

"Of course, it would be. We're also complicated because of you. So let's call it even."

"Since when?"


"Joining the Guryongsalmak. Did you join right after escaping Sichuan?"

"It seems you're certain that we belong to the Guryongsalmak."

"Isn't that the case?"

At Pyo Wol's words, So Yeowol couldn't help but burst into laughter.

It felt like she really hadn't changed at all.

Her appearance had just become more beautiful, but nothing else had changed from her time in the underground cave. Her piercing eyes, sarcastic tone, and unique rebellious nature, as well as her snake-like ability to find weaknesses.

Others might think that Pyo Wol has become more ruthless over time, but So Yeowol knew that Pyo Wol had always been that way.

Ordinary lies wouldn't work on Pyo Wol.

No matter how well-crafted, if there's even a slight gap, Pyo Wol would find the truth without fail.

Pyo Wol was that kind of person.

There was no need to lie and make a fool of oneself.

"That's right! Cheonwoo and I joined the Guryongsalmak."


"What is?"

"I thought you two would join the Hundred Wraith Union."

"I can see why you'd think that. All we've learned is the art of assassination. But even so, it doesn't change anything. Besides, I was originally a member of the Guryongsalmak."

"But why did you enter the underground cave?"

"Perhaps my presence was an eyesore to someone, or so they say. I could have been either killed or destroyed......."

Just from So Yeowol's answer, the circumstances were understood.

"So you stubbornly survived and returned?"

"It's all thanks to you! If you hadn't shaken the heaven and earth net so much, escaping Sichuan would have been impossible."

So Yeowol wore a captivating smile.

It was so full of charm that any man would be bewitched. However, Pyo Wol was not taken in by her smile.

He was the person who knew So Yeowol's true nature better than anyone else in the world.

He knew better than anyone else that behind that beautiful smile hid a cruel heart.

Anyone captivated by her smile would end up like a male praying mantis, devoured by the female after mating.

No one could be an exception, except for Song Cheonwoo, who stuck to her like glue.

Pyo Wol asked,

"Was it your doing that Shinok was in the Ghost Fleet?"

"Ha ha! I think you overestimate me. Guryongsalmak is not an easy place. I can't just put someone in because I want to. I found out later that Shinok was in the Ghost Squadron."

"So, it has nothing to do with you."

"Right! It's just a coincidence."

"Why didn't you contact Shinok if he was in the same group?"

"Ha ha ha! I told you, Guryongsalmak isn't such a comfortable place. Even I couldn't break the chain of command and approach him. If I had a little more time, I would have met him and relieved the resentment, but unfortunately, the opportunity disappeared because of you."

The one who killed Go Shinok was Pyo Wol.

If Pyo Wol hadn't killed him, he would have met Go Shinok by now. If that had happened, the future might have been different.

Everything got messed up when Pyo Wol appeared.

More precisely, all the plans went awry when he intervened in Guryongsalmak's affairs.

It was also unplanned for So Yeowol and Song Cheonwoo to appear here.

When they heard that Ma Won-Ik and his daughter were being chased by Pyo Wol, they had no choice but to rush here.

Pyo Wol asked,

"Why are you after the Buddhist Scriptures? Is a paper-made book so important that you have to reveal yourselves?"

"The value of an object is determined by someone's need for it."

"So it's important."


Despite So Yeowol's cool answer, Pyo Wol's expression did not brighten. It was because she was still evading the core issue.

Pyo Wol said,

"Seems like we've stalled enough, can you step aside now?"

"Why, we just met after such a long time. It'd be a shame to part like this."

"Weren't we not that close?"

"Oh? Is that so? I thought we were. Seems like you thought differently. I'm disappointed."

"Sorry for disappointing you."

Although he apologized, Pyo Wol didn't look sorry at all. The same was true for So Yeowol and Song Cheonwoo.

They conversed as if they were old acquaintances, but they never let their guard down against each other.

They knew each other better than anyone else.

They knew that letting their guard down for even a moment could lead to death.

Pyo Wol had to get past the two, and the two had to stall as long as possible to buy time for Mayonik's wife and daughter to escape.

So Yeowol suddenly said,

"Don't you miss it?"


"Those days."

"The underground cave? You must be crazy."

"Sometimes I miss it. I don't think I've ever lived as intensely in my life as I did back then."

"So you raised the kids in the same way we were brought up back then?"

"Oh my! Did you notice? You really are amazing."

So Yeowol's eyes widened.

In an instant, Song Cheonwoo raised his hand. Then, black shadows sprung up around them.

They were all wearing black masks, a group of skilled fighters.

While Pyo Wol was talking with So Yeowol, they had stealthily gathered and now surrounded them completely. At a glance, their numbers were well over a hundred.

A damp smell emanated from them.

It was a very familiar smell to Pyo Wol.

It was the kind of smell that those who, like him and So Yeowol, had developed their skills in closed spaces could have. That's why he guessed they were raised in the same way.

With everyone wearing masks, their faces and even their ages were impossible to guess. However, he could tell they were not very old.

Pyo Wol's gaze darkened.

"Why did you do that?"

"Do what?"

"You also experienced hell. You know how painful it is to survive in such a place. But why did you make these kids go through the same experience?"

"Because it's efficient. Admit it. Thanks to that hellish experience, we've become this strong. Without that time, do you think you could have been known as the Reaper and instilled fear in people as you do now? You'd probably be a lowlife wandering around and meeting an untimely death."

So Yeowol's smile deepened.

Raising children in a closed space like the underground cave made their skills sharper. They would become ruthless in order to survive and wouldn't hesitate to endure any hardship to complete their mission.

She had already proven the effectiveness.

There was no reason to refuse such an efficient method.

"I named them Blood Demons (혈귀) to commemorate the Blood Shadow Assassins that raised us. I hope you like it."

"I do."

"I'm glad. You won't be disappointed when you see their skills."

"Yeowol! I don't usually make promises, but I'll make an exception for this one."

"Oh my! How exciting. What are you promising?"

"I'll make sure to cause you as much pain as possible before killing you."


So Yeowol's eyes widened. But she didn't look scared at all. On the contrary, she had a mocking smile on her lips.

She waved her hand and said,

"Ho ho! Thanks for the consideration, but I'll pass. First, have a good time with these kids."

With a clang, a metallic sound erupted right in front of So Yeowol.

Song Cheonwoo stood there with his sword drawn.

He had blocked the hidden attack Pyo Wol had discreetly launched with his sword. Already, Song Cheonwoo's sword had a clear sword aura around it.

It was truly extraordinary sense.

Song Cheonwoo glared at Pyo Wol and said,

"I knew it. You coward!"

"What's the big deal? I was raised to be cowardly."


Song Cheonwoo snorted at Pyo Wol's nonchalant response.

So Yeowol laughed and said,

"Well, we're leaving, so have fun with these kids. Goodbye!"

She waved her hand and disappeared.

Song Cheonwoo also concealed himself while protecting So Yeowol.

Pyo Wol didn't follow them.

He couldn't.

At that moment, the Blood Demons silently attacked.


A damp wave of attacks rushed towards him.

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