Isn’t the Moon Edge Blade Technique one of the most overpowered things ever created in any xianxia novels? He only comprehended 2/32 verses in the Moon Edge Blade Technique, but he’s already able to… you know, do all this. Well, but then again, it’s not like he can destroy entire world like some other xianxia characters… ugh, I shouldn’t even try comparing xianxia and this novel to begin with. The scale of xianxia novels are just too big in general.
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Chapter 76. The Second Bodyguard
The Ryun of The Moon Edge Blade Technique.
It was something that allowed the user to be able to control the body perfectly.
Even parts of the body Cho Ryu Hyang could not sense were being controlled by the Moon Edge Blade Technique.
Cho Ryu Hyang found that out for the first time when he looked at the mirror after washing himself.
He had made a confused face because he felt something was off.
‘What’s going on?’
Cho Ryu Hyang tilted his head in confusion as he touched his wet head.
Something seemed to have changed, but he didn’t know what.
It felt like he was forgetting something extremely important, something that shouldn’t be missed.
After looking at the mirror for some time, Cho Ryu Hyang widened his eyes and began to touch his face.
He looked down on the table in front of him with narrowed eyes.
‘I can see clearly, even without glasses?’
Cho Ryu Hyang had bad vision from a young age.
His sight was always clouded and fuzzy.
It was partly because of his addiction to books, but that wasn’t all.
He didn’t know why, but he seemed to have bad vision since the very beginning.
Because of this, the pair of glasses that his father attained with great effort in his work, became an important part of his life.
But now, he was able to see the world around him clearly even without his glasses.
The world that he saw currently seemed extremely clean and beautiful, as if a cloud of fog had been lifted from it.
Cho Ryu Hyang rubbed his several times, just to check if he wasn’t imagining things or anything.
Cho Ryu Hyang put on a dazed expression for a bit, then realized that he had something to check and searched for his glasses.
‘If I’m correct……..’
Cho Ryu Hyang carefully put on his glasses.
At the same time, the world in front of him blurred, and his vision shook.
His broken sight made his head spin, but Cho Ryu Hyang bit his lips and waited.
After a moment, a change he was expecting happened, Cho Ryu Hyang crossed his arms, and looked at the table.
‘Is this the power of the Moon Edge Blade Technique?’
He could see the table clearly, even without his glasses on.
When he focused on trying to see something, his body reacted accordingly.
This was a very important change.
After all, it was proof that even parts of the body that could normally be unable to be controlled could be controlled with just a thought.
Cho Ryu Hyang thought for a bit, then walked out with his glasses on.
There was no need to put his glasses on anymore, but he was just too used to wearing them.
The injuries he had gotten from No Jin Nyung earlier had fully healed already.
* * *
When Cho Ryu Hyang walked out with a satisfactory smile, he could see No Jin Nyung and Un Hui glare at each other.
Cho Ryu Hyang sensed that there was something going on between them, and asked them a question.
“Did you make your decision?”
No Jin Nyung’s face twitched.
He knew who Cho Ryu Hyang was talking to.
But this was already a done matter.
He didn’t need to complain, nor had to hold any grudges.
No Jin Nyung scratched the back of his head, then stood up with trembling legs.
He breathed deeply, and kneeled towards Cho Ryu Hyang and opened his mouth,
“No Jin Nyung, the disciple of the Berserking Blood Demon, Gwon Gang Min, swears on his life that he will serve the heir for the rest of his life.”
Cho Ryu Hyang calmly looked at No Jin Nyung for a moment, and opened his mouth.
“Just staying with me would endanger your life.”
Cho Ryu Hyang was not a fool.
He knew very well about what was going on in the church, and knew that he was in great danger.
He was like a tightrope walker walking above a cliff of unfathomable height.
Gongson Chun Gi was just handing Cho Ryu Hyang some support in order to survive.
The Pope would make it so that it would feel as if Cho Ryu Hyang was in a life-death situation, but never make it so that Cho Ryu Hyang’s life was actually endangered.
‘That is how teacher likes to work.’
Cho Ryu Hyang smiled bitterly.
Gongson Chun Gi was not always a kind teacher.
The Pope had the capability to make cold-hearted, cruel decisions whenever he needed to.
If Cho Ryu Hyang ever failed to meet the Pope’s expectations, he would be cut off immediately.
That would immediately lead to his death.
Cho Ryu Hyang straightened out his clothes, and smiled inwardly.
He was happy that his teacher brought him a subordinate, but he honestly didn’t want to get someone involved in all this danger.
Him being in danger was enough, already.
Having Un Hui in this mess bothered him quite a bit already.
Right then, No Jin Nyung hesitated a bit, then spoke while scratching the back of his head.
“The Pope said something to m……. ah, he said something to your subordinate before this……. my lord.”
Cho Ryu Hyang made a curious expression when he heard No Jin Nyung’s stuttering speech.
His teacher said something? Just what was it?
Cho Ryu Hyang became curious.
“……. Would you like me to relay his message?”
“Please do so.”
No Jin Nyung coughed a few times, straightened his back, and opened his mouth.
“Even though he looks like an arrogant and stubborn child, he’s actually really interesting. He’s actually funnier than he looks. You’ll see when you meet him.”
Cho Ryu Hyang blinked a few times in confusion when he came face to face with No Jin Nyung’s perfect imitation of Gongson Chun Gi.
The way he talked, and the playful facial expressions he made matched Gongson Chun Gi perfectly.
It was a spectacular imitation.
Unexpectedly enough, No Jin Nyung was actually more talented at this kind of stuff.
Then, the playful expression on No Jin Nyung’s face immediately turned into Gongson Chun Gi’s serious face.
He looked at Cho Ryu Hyang straight in the eye, and spoke.
“I can guarantee that a monster like this won’t ever be born in this world ever again. He is truly worth your time.”
Cho Ryu Hyang, at that moment, heard Gongson Chun Gi’s voice overlap with No Jin Nyung’s.
No Jin Nyung was just that skilled at imitating others.
Cho Ryu Hyang readjusted his glasses, and spoke.
“I told you before, but you’ll have to be ready for death at all times if you choose to serve me. You’ll probably have a higher chance of dying than living.”
No Jin Nyung thought a bit when he heard Cho Ryu Hyang’s words, but then shook his head almost immediately.
‘As simply as possible.’
Everything in this world was simpler than one might expect. It was just jumbled up in complicated ways.
When he organized everything he knew together, his head became clear and he was able to see an answer.
‘As I thought, simple is best.’
No Jin Nyung spoke with a bright face, as if he had taken a load off his chest.
His speech was much more refined and stopped forcing himself to act respectfully. His tone just naturally turned more respectful.
“You have beaten me, who was on a Harmonious level, at a young age. You would most definitely do greater things in the future. I believe it would be alright to risk my life if I were to be able to see what you’ll accomplish in the future.”
Cho Ryu Hyang looked at No Jin Nyung with a serious gaze.
He was surprised at No Jin Nyung’s sudden change in attitude, but he knew that it was just how No Jin Nyung functioned.
Cho Ryu Hyang’s eyes emitted a complicated light when he saw No Jin Nyung’s pure eyes filled with respect.
Just what does he believe in, and what does he want?
‘Nothing’s free in this world.’
This was what Cho Ryu Hyang believed in.
But this No Jin Nyung was just going to follow him?
Wasn’t this the guy the one was trying to kill him moments ago?
When he thought this much, the Dragon Pearl in his dantian began to move violently.
Cho Ryu Hyang frowned.
He had experienced this phenomenon once already.
When the Dragon’s Pearl moved, his mind was instantly filled with countless information from everything near him.
Thanks to that, Cho Ryu Hyang was instantly able to figure out what No Jin Nyung was thinking about.
He dumbly stared at No Jin Nyung for a bit.
He then readjusted his glasses for a second.
‘This person is……..’
How could there be a person in the world as simple as this?
No Jin Nyung did not question anything, nor did he ever try to think about something in advance.
Because he didn’t think, his actions truly could be considered to be “random”.
Wasn’t he just an exact opposite of Cho Ryu Hyang?
What was truly surprising to Cho Ryu Hyang was the fact that he couldn’t come up with anything to counter No Jin Nyung’s logic.
Cho Ryu Hyang let out a chuckle, and put his hand on No Jin Nyung’s shoulder with a smile.
“Please, no matter what happens, don’t die. Place your life above my own at all times. Death doesn’t do any good for anyone.”
“Yes, my lord.”
Cho Ryu Hyang stood at No Jin Nyung back up, and spoke.
“You shall be my second bodyguard. And…….”
Cho Ryu Hyang glanced at Un Hui, and opened his mouth.
“We’ll see when we can set up a time for you two to sort out your ranks after you recover. I also believe that it is absolutely essential for you to do this.”
Un Hui’s eyes were suddenly filled with confusion.
How did Cho Ryu Hyang pick up his conversation with No Jin Nyung? Did No Jin Nyung send a message to Cho Ryu Hyang?
Un Hui shook his head.
There was no time for No Jin Nyung to do something like that, and No Jin Nyung wasn’t even the type of person to do something like that.
The way Un Hui looked at Cho Ryu Hyang changed multiple times.
He eventually settled with looking at Cho Ryu Hyang with “awe”.
Un Hui had decided that Cho Ryu Hyang was someone who could not be predicted through normal means.
“We’ll go fix you up at the medicinal house, first.”
“Yes, my lord.”
No Jin Nyung stood up with a smile.
He had to recover before fighting Un Hui.
* * *
Sunwu Cho Rin hummed while braiding Gongson Ahri’s hair.
While she was a person with the terrible title of the “Demonic Witch”, she would always turn into a kind, gentle woman that resembled an angel in front of Gongson Ahri.
To her, spending time with Gongson Ahri was the most precious time in her life.
‘I’m so happy.’
Sunwu Cho Rin was looking at Gongson Ahri with eyes full of love.
Gongson Ahri, who was letting Sunwu Cho Rin braid her hair, carefully opened her mouth.
“Ling Ling, can I…… go with you?”
Sunwu Cho Rin paused.
After some time has passed, she opened her mouth.
“Do you want to go to the martial world?”
“It’s going to be dangerous, though?”
“Rin and Ryung’s going to be with me.”
“They aren’t going to be enough. The martial world is a lot more dangerous than you might think.”
She didn’t want to let her precious Gongson Ahri go to the outside world.
The outside world was a dangerous and unpredictable place.
She wanted to protect Gongson Ahri in a safe, contained environment.
She would normally grant any of Gongson Ahri’s wishes, but this was an exception.
She shook her head with a very worried face.
Gongson Ahri seemed to have felt her shake her head, and turned around to look at her eyes.
“Ling Ling’s going to be there too, though, right?”
Gongson Ahri grabbed onto Sunwu Cho Rin’s sleeves lightly and asked one more time with a desperate face.
Gongson Ahri, who was looking up at her with puppy eyes, just seemed too lovely.
Sunwu Cho Rin, in the end, opened her mouth with a silly grin.
“I’m busy, you know. I can’t always be with you.”
Sunwu Cho Rin had an expression of pure joy as she forbid Gongson Ahri from going out again.
“I got strong, you know, Ling Ling.”
When Gongson Ahri spoke up with a proud face, Sunwu Cho Rin’s smile just got even wider.
She spoke as she rubbed Gongson Ahri’s hair lightly.
“Do you want to go out that much?”
Gongson Ahri shook her head vigorously.
What was the outside world like?
From what she had been hearing so far, the outside world seemed to be very violent and dangerous, but it also had something about it that always made Gongson Ahri become fascinated.
She wanted to experience it on her own.
She wouldn’t get a chance like this ever again in the future.
Gongson Ahri looked at Sunwu Cho Rin with eyes filled with desperation.
After thinking a bit, Sunwu Cho Rin opened her mouth.
“The Pope probably won’t let you go, even if I agreed to it.”
“D, do you think so?”
“Does that mean I’ll be able to go out if he agrees, then?”
Sunwu Cho Rin nodded with a light smile.
There was no way the Pope would grant Gongson Ahri her wish.
Gongson Chun Gi loved Gongson Ahri as much as she did.
There was no way he’d let Gongson Ahri go out into a dangerous world, no matter how much Gongson Ahri desired it.
But…. it seemed that the world was really unpredictable.
After a few days, Sunwu Cho Rin stood in front of Gongson Chun Gi with a complicated face.
Gongson Chun Gi had given permission to allow Gongson Ahri go out.