I Became a Sick Nobleman - Chapter 43
“Can I step up now?”
Leo hiccuped at the sudden appearance of Hina.
However, the water droplets that had already been shot did not stop.
Flenn and his men were thrown backwards by the bluntly forged water droplets.
Hina picked up the Breath and handed it over to Ruel.
“If the chief was here, he would have said, ‘Was dropping the lifeline part of the plan?’”
Ruel laughed as he inhaled Breath.
Cassion cares about his safety more than anyone else, so I thought he would have at least one attached.
—Ruel, are you okay? Did you get hurt anywhere? Do you want me to hit you more? Then this body will hit you.
Leo rushed in and wandered around Ruel.
“Close your eyes for a second.”
Ruel grabbed Leo and covered his eyes.
Then Leo struggled and soon calmed down.
Hina picked a dagger.
“Would it be okay if there’s only one mouth left to speak?”
“Do you like to be beaten up?”
“If that were the case, I would be less scolded by the chief.”
Hina walked forward, pushing her long hair back into her shoulders.
“You probably know my name, but I came out a little late because you didn’t call me.”
And she approached Flenn and his crew, defenselessly.
However, they, who had fallen down, did not dare to get up.
They were shaking as if there was someone in front of them.
Hina smiled, moving her thick lips.
“Oh, You dropped this.”
Obviously, it sounded like she was right next to him.
The man tried to turn his neck.
“I’m talking about your neck.”
A cool sensation touched his neck following those words.
As he watched his men die one by one, Flenn was going crazy.
Why isn’t anyone coming?
Didn’t the sound of the explosion work even with magic items that served as emergency communication?
“They can’t come.”
Ruel grabbed the cane Leo had brought.
I was still out of breath, so I just sat down.
“You must be excited that I’m going, so I forgot to look around, right?”
Flenn swallowed his saliva.
He couldn’t admit that Ruel was right.
“I’m sure they’re all dead.”
“Th-that can’t be true! This is the center of the underground cave! There are dozens of them just by looking at the exit! Do you know how many years I’ve devoted myself to this ho…le?”
Although he tried hard to deny it, Flenn had no choice but to accept the fact that he was trapped.
This place is a maze. A maze dug underground.
His stomach churned because he knew it better than anyone else.
“Then why isn’t anyone coming?”
At Ruel’s question, Flenn bit his lips hard.
Drugs collected over the years were burned in an instant.
I grabbed Han with anger against him.
An adventurer named Han was actually the lord himself, and Flenn himself thought he had a reversal card.
But he doesn’t.
The moment he grabbed Han, his life was already over.
He should have dispersed his men rather than gathered them together.
‘He, I should have sent my men to tell him that the operation had failed… I should have done that before…’
The moment he thought of himself as a wolf, everything was over.
Seeing Flenn die in despair, Ruel smiled arrogantly.
As soon as she saw Cassion emerging from her shadow, Hina stiffened.
“Are you done already?”
“Not yet. I’m a bit worried, so I came earlier. Is that right?”
Cassion’s gaze headed toward Hina, she quickly permeated into the darkness.
Then, Cassion saw the Breath in his hand, not his neck.
“I attached a very strong string so as not to drop it, but I didn’t think it would be taken away. We’ll take action later.”
He bowed his head neatly toward Ruel and looked at Flenn with a smile only an assassin would make.
Something came and instantly kicked Flenn in the face.
Flenn flew into the air with the sound of something breaking.
Soon after, Cassion appeared on his back falling down from the air.
Due to the weight of Cassion on his back, Flenn’s face fell to the floor.
There was an eerie sound of his face being ripped apart.
‘People aren’t snowboards…’
Ruel was so startled that he couldn’t even blink.
Cassion grabbed Flenn’s neck and lifted it slightly.
Blood dripped from Flenn’s face.
“Who’s your owner?”
When there was no answer, Cassion took out a dagger and cut off his useless leg.
“Who’s your owner?”
“Liberan! It’s Liberan!”
“Where is he?”
Prios was one of the six families of Leponia.
Ruel breathed out calmly.
“What’s your purpose?”
“Crashing Setiria…huff…do,down with drugs.”
“Was there a Red Ash on you?”
“I, I don’t know. I don’t know. I can become the king of this place if I do what Liberan tells me to do.”
“Stop the bleeding.”
I still had to listen more.
Cassion replied that he knew Ruel’s instructions for now, but he seemed dissatisfied.
Ruel stroked Leo and asked.
“He’s probably searching through his room by now. You once said that you like money while driving a wagon.”
Expecting to bring a pile of money and documents, Ruel closed and opened his eyes.
“Thank you, Leo, Hina.”
I don’t know if Hina heard it, but I have to say thank you.
—This body is a great purifier!
Hearing that it was helpful, Leo swung his tail so much that his body flew away.
“Anyway, is your face okay?”
After the rough hemostasis of Flenn’s legs, Cassion approached Ruel and examined his condition.
“Get well soon.”
“I’ll hit it for you. Do you feel better now?”
“No, I’ll feel better when I hit it with my own hands. By the way, that cane was incredibly strong.”
“I spent a lot of money on it because you had to use it for a long time.”
Cassion looked at the cane in Ruel’s hand and looked at him.
Hearing his serious voice, Ruel unknowingly rubbed his thumb with his index finger, waiting for his next words.
He knew what he did wrong.
With the title of lord, I treated my life so easily.
Cassion is trying to blame it now.
“Is Setiria that important?”
“More than your life? How can you be a bait for such guys?”
There were bones in his words. However, Ruel’s answer was conveyed in one word.
T/N : Bones in words mean to have the intention to criticize or attack someone.
If Setiria collapsed, everything was over.
If his actions were delayed and that amount of drugs had been released, Setiria would have collapsed.
There were already strange people who called themselves ‘Red Ash’.
I came all the way here to live a rich, ordinary and peaceful life.
Even though it was unfair, I couldn’t give up on Setiria.
“I’ll tell you as a butler. Leave this reckless act to us in the future. You just smile arrogantly and command. That’s your seat.”
“I don’t like doing things like that. Cough, cough.”
Ruel coughed violently.
Cassion waited until Ruel’s cough subsided, because he felt like he was going to say something after.
“I won’t go forward like this. I will arrogantly command you from behind. But I have a lot of doubts, so I’m afraid if I don’t see it with my own eyes. I can’t make concessions until there.”
After speaking, Ruel smiled calmly.
That should do it.
Cassion no longer brought it up because he knew he made a lot of concessions.
“I’ll help you get up.”
Even though Cassion helped Ruel, Ruel stumbled.
“I think you got it right.”
Ruel walked to Flenn, feeling the pain belatedly.
Whether his leg was cut off or not, since this guy hit him, he had to strike him once as payback.
Standing on two legs, Ruel swung his cane down.
The feeling in his hand was better than he expected.
He stumbled for a moment, but he did not fall.
He felt like he had muscles in his legs.
—You bastard! Bastard!
Leo also slammed Flenn on the head with his short legs.
“I think I’ve gained muscles, too.”
“Yes, but it’s still far from the average person.”
“Shall we learn magic?”
“… do you want to die?”
Although he had the strength of resistance, he seemed to have not reached that level yet.
Feeling regretful, Ruel followed Cassion, who guided the way.
‘What’s the best way to develop tolerance? Is it poison…hmm?”
The reason why the power of recovery grew was because it reached its limit.
Wouldn’t the power of resistance grow when it reaches its limit too?
“Ruel, don’t think about anything weird.”
—It’s true. His expression was weird.
As Cassion and Leo spoke almost at the same time, Ruel became a little embarrassed.
“Can you tell?”
While coughing, Ruel did not let go of the documents in his hands.
He returned to his mansion with all of Flenn’s property, materials, and Flenn himself.
“I’ve eaten a lot, and I’ve been involved a lot.”
Ruel lay in bed and shook his legs lightly.
It’s been a long time since the rats have penetrated underground, so it’s a related merchant, and there are too many stores.
My head has been pounding.
I wondered when I would cut them all and how I could fill the vacancy.
“Sir Horen, Drianna.”
The two answered at the same time.
“You worked hard.”
Ruel peeked at Cassion.
Cassion pulled out two purses from his pocket and gave them to Horen and Drianna.
The pocket was quite heavy.
“Tell everyone that you’ve worked hard and can have a comfortable day.”
“Yes! Got it!”
The corners of Horen’s mouth rose high.
‘How long has it been since I drank?’
‘I’m already drooling.’
“What do we do with the leftover drugs?”
Drianna mentioned the drugs that came out from breaking down a tunnel.
She asked, because she had saved it just in case.
“Take the evidence and then burn it. All of it.”
“All right. We will make sure that we deal with it as per the Lord’s expectations.”
After a brief greeting, Drianna and Horen went outside.
Ruel put down the documents for a moment and called Cassion.
“The treatment will be over, bring them back.”
Cassion went out and Ruel inhaled Breath.
It was a very dark night.
While robbing Flenn’s property, Aris said he found something.
At the sound of the door opening, Ruel opened his eyes.
Abandoned bird, Setiria’s ear.
“Nice to meet you.”
Ruel saw a man without one eye.
He stood like a sinner, as if he denied reality.
Ruel just asked because he didn’t know how he was standing here.
“Why didn’t you come back to me?”
“Why didn’t you abandon us?”
“You must have heard that I was back.”
“A spy that failed to fulfill their roles should be discarded. Thrown away.”
“What were you doing there?”
We were at odds.
Nevertheless, Ruel only asked and asked until the end.
The man barely vomited words while biting his lips.
“We were preparing for our finale.”
“The last, because even that last wish could not come true.”
His voice was full of despair.
Ruel slowly looked at the man, inhaling Breath.
Setiria’s ear were in a prison made by Flenn.
Even though they could have come out, they didn’t.
Looking away from life, Ruel thought they were abandoned.
“What was the wish?”
“The accident where the former lord passed away…”
The man struggled too hard to speak out.
“It happened because of the betrayal of some of us.”
The former lord died when the wagon overturned.
It was such a vain death.
Cassion saw Ruel.
I couldn’t tell what kind of mind was swirling in that calm expression.
“My ears were broken, the network was disrupted, and the former lord died. And you…”
“I was sent to the most remote place in Setiria. So what?”
Ruel made a hoarse voice.
“Did you get your revenge?”
“Only half is successful because I couldn’t kill Flenn.”
That was so funny.
As a result, it eventually returned to the fundamental problem of Setiria.
After the death of the head of the household, his successor fell ill with an unknown disease and was detained in an old mansion.
Flenn, no, his owner Liberan.
No, the Red Ash did everything.
‘Maybe this disease is also related to Red Ash.’
Ruel said, fiddling with Leo’s tail.
“Then I helped you get revenge, we caught Flenn. Killed all the rats too. I found out who used them.”
Every time Ruel spoke, a look of surprise appeared on the man’s face.
“Are you feeling better now? Or do you want to grab on to what’s already been done and go back to that dirty, rotten prison?”
Setiria’s remaining ear found the culprit, but the story was drawn in his mind that it failed and he was captured by Flenn.
They weren’t monsters like Cassion, they didn’t have soldiers like themselves.
“… Actually, revenge is not over yet.”
After thinking, Ruel pointed up.
“There’s something hanging around. What do you want to do?”
I’ll give you a chance this time.
Whatever choice they make, it will be up to them.
If you refuse, it’s a bit of a waste, but if you go after them, you’ll get a better ear than them.
The man just looked at Ruel.
Setiria’s last hope, the flame.
If the only direct line, Ruel, disappears, Setiria will fall.
Reading the man’s gaze, Ruel grinned.
“I don’t like people who don’t have grit.”
And he soon stopped laughing and looked at the man.
“I hate people who give up without even doing it.”
Ruel pointed to the door.
“Get lost, cough.”
A cough followed.
The man stood stunned and looked at the door that Ruel had pointed to.
What would happen if he went out that door himself?
He turned his head again and looked at Ruel.
He meant it.
The man felt as if the irritation reflected in his eyes was holding him back.
My colleagues once talked about what they would do if Ruel found them.
Everyone said they couldn’t go back.
But the man knew. That all those words are false.
He gave up his name, face, and family for the sake of Setiria and became his ear.
He became an adventurer to get any information, became a chef, a servant, a handyman, etc. There were no unseen things.
“Can I go back?”
The man asked. His mouth trembled.
“Do you want to come back?”
“Can I go back?”
“I gave you a choice.”
The man tightly closed his eyes. His eyes got hot.
His heart beat so hard that the place where he was cut by Flenn and the place where he was trampled on hurt.
‘I haven’t felt anything… .’
The man grabbed and unfolded his hand and looked at Ruel.
He said as he lowered Ruel’s hand, which was pointing at the door.
“… I want to come back. I want to go back to my hometown, my everything.”
When he brought out the sincerity he had not yet revealed, the man felt a heavy burden lifted.
The man knelt down on two knees at Ruel’s voice that it was natural.
“Greetings from Dion, the head of the ear of Setiria. Greetings, Lord.”
“Now it’s a bird, not an ear.”
“Yes, we’re birds.”
“Will you ask for information for me, Dion?”
“Of course! We exist for the lord.”
The bird, which shook off its hesitation, flapped its wings to fly again.