To Hell With Being a Hero!

Chapter 12: Special Privilege (2)

r to talk to the natives in Liber, he needed her gift. “…Thank you.” Chi-Woo bowed with an awkward face. A strange silence flowed between them.

Laguels face turned expressionless again as she began stuffing the items back into the bag.

“Archangel Raphael told me to leave those behind.”

“Im doing this because itll be easier for you to take your belongings if I organize them inside the bag.”

“Ah, then Ill organize them.”

“Its all right. But more importantly, you need to be careful.” Laguel refused Chi-Woos offer and continued talking while stuffing items into his bag. “Even though I did my best to do everything I can, its not much. Itll probably be like dropping a few drops of oil in a completely soaked log.” While carefully wrapping the snacks in a cloth so that they wont break, she said, “There have only ever been two galaxy-scale events throughout the entire Celestial Realms history…so even if you are extremely careful, its still not enough.”

Chi-Wo watched Laguel skillfully organize the items into his bag and scratched his head. “Well, yes. But theres something Im really curious about.” He watched Laguel close his bag and coughed. “Perhaps, do you like me?”

“You must never let your guard down…wait, what?” Laguel was so surprised that she whirled around to look at him. Her eyes became wide as saucers, and she stared at him as if she just saw a car ram into a building. “W-What did you say?”

Chi-Woo nodded at Laguels startled face. “You dont. Well, of course that cant be true.” Then he changed his question. “As expected, you like my brother.” Her reaction was completely different this time.


Chi-Woo was definitely sure that Laguel liked his brother. Laguels face immediately froze, and her body also became stiff. She had stopped moving altogether.

“I almost misunderstood.” Chi-Woo smiled. “Ah, please give that to me. Thank you so much for organizing my bag.” Chi-Woo put his bag over his shoulder as Laguel blinked her eyes like mad. “Dont worry too much. I will definitely, without fail, bring my brother back for you. And…” Chi-Woo raised his left wrist and tapped it with his thumb. “Thank you for caring about me. Ill use the divinity well and return it to you.”

“Its nothing much…no, wait a bit.”

“Please stay healthy until we meet again, Sister-in-law.” After saying this, Chi-Woo quickly turned around. He heard strange sounds coming from behind his back.

“Wait! Wait a bit! Please wait a bit! Sir Chi-Woo! You misunderstood…hey, Chi-Woo!” Laguel tried to catch him in a frenzy, but Chi-Woo swiftly stepped outside. Even though he heard her quickly follow him behind, it seemed that she was concerned by the gazes of other heroes as she loudly huffed without saying anything.

But then he soon heard a voice. “No! Its not like that! Ah! I said nooo!” Laguels shrill cries burst out from behind him, but Chi-Woo simply laughed and walked forward in search of the transmission point.

It wasnt difficult to find the waiting place. After finishing most of the preparations, the majority of the heroes were gathered inside the transmission points gigantic circular structure. Chi-Woo joined this group and found a familiar face. There was Giant Fist, standing by himself. When Chi-Woo approached him, Giant Fist felt his presence and turned around.

“Ah, you came, sir?”

“Yes. I just finished everything.”

“I see,” Giant Fist replied blankly and closed his mouth. Giant Fist had always made a big fuss whenever he saw Chi-Woo, so it was strange that he was quiet as a mouse now.

“Are you nervous?” Chi-Woo asked. Giant Fist blinked a couple of times and made a bitter smile.

“Yes, I am,” unexpectedly, Giant Fist responded truthfully. “Im relieved…but nervous at the same time…” What did he mean by this? “To tell you the truth, I couldnt believe it,” Giant Fist said in a low voice. “When I saw an announcement, saying that there will be a second recruitment process after Sir Choi Chi-Hyun went to the first one, it was hard for me to believe it—especially since I knew how amazing he was better than anyone else.”

Chi-Woo felt a sense of detachment and curiosity while hearing Giant Fists statements about his brother. To him, Chi-Hyun had been like any normal older brother; whenever he came back home to rest, Chi-Woo often saw him lying on the couch with only his underwear while watching TV. It was baffling how everyone he met regarded his brother with the utmost respect and was careful to even utter his name.

Its like they are talking about another person, Chi-Woo thought. Of course, it might be because he had lived without knowing anything.

Meanwhile, Giant Fist continued, “But when I heard how dire the situation is, I felt relieved. I suppose even he couldnt help it in a situation like this…”

“Well, the most important part is that you want to help him. Isnt that all that matters?”

“Yes, I do want to help him. My heart hasnt changed in that way, but…” Giant Fist sighed deeply. “Now that the situation has come to this, I wonder if anything will change simply because someone like me is going…”

“Come on. Dont say that. You are a hero, too.”

“In a place where the World is extinct, a hero is just like any ordinary being. Besides, heroes are just mere mortals in the end.”


“Yes, they are mortals whose ultimate fates are to die in the end. When they use up all their lifespans, they will return to dust.” Giant Fist chewed on his lower lip. “It might sound strange, but think about it, sir. If everyone on your planet united under one mind and force, how far do you think their influence would extend to in space?”

Chi-Woo couldnt answer right away. “I suppose the Earth as a whole at most. United, people would be able to doom the planet, but no matter how hard they try, I doubt they would be able to make an impact on the star cluster at large or what lies beyond that.” Chi-Woo tilted his head.

“Yes, it is as you say, sir. Thats the way it is not only on Earth, but everywhere you go. Thats how insignificant mortals are. No matter how much they struggle, they could only impact a planet at most.”

Chi-Woos face darkened. He grasped what Giant Fist was trying to say. “Then Liber is impacted by…?”

Giant Fist stretched out his thumb and pointed up in response. Chi-Woo raised his chin and said, “A god?”

“An immortal,” Giant Fist replied succinctly. “Of course, well only know once were there…but.” He folded his thumb back down and slowly dropped his arm. “We might be getting thrown in the middle of a battle between gods.”

—Preparation complete.

An announcement interrupted their conversation.

–Transmission is starting soon. Please gather inside the circle as quickly as possible.

Chi-Woo fell into deep thought. He had heard about a war of the gods such as Ragnarok. But for some reason, he didnt feel much after hearing such terrifying news. He had the same feeling as he did when he left home like he was leaving to attend to some unfinished business. Giant Fist took a deep breath when he noticed how calm Chi-Woo was. If his speculations were right, they wouldnt be able to do much even if they went to Liber. Far from normalizing a World, they could be too busy surviving day by day. Of course, it wasnt like Giant Fist felt completely hopeless. He looked to Chi-Woo, who looked more unperturbed than other heroes after having lived an ordinary life, and gulped.

Giant Fist believed it would be different this time. The seventh recruitment would be different from all the other ones. He didnt know what kind of place Liber was, but they also had a formidable figure on their side: the being who had stomped one of the top angels said to serve Gods will like a bug—the unpredictable delegate who had a monumental immortal backing him up.

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