Sun, Moon, and War - Episode 71
“How dare you speak like that, knowing who you are in front of? Anyway, he’s like a thunderbolt.”
Dokgo Hwihwa walked, tapping his cane on the floor as if he was nervous. Yet, there was a strange smile on his lips.
It was then.
“Would that make the floor disappear? “It would be better to try your best.”
A middle-aged man with a sturdy build approached me smiling.
Dokgohwihwa’s eyebrows narrowed.
“No, isn’t this the owner of the outhouse?”
“I meet the Presbyterian Lord.”
“What happened so far?”
“Hehe, I was just taking a walk.”
Dokgo Hwihwa stared at him.
“What about walking? “The sly guy.”
“Haha, would you like to walk with me for a moment?”
Dokgo Hwihwa snorted and curled up one corner of his mouth.
“The sword king of the world is asking for a walk, and the old man doesn’t know what to do with himself.”
“What do you mean by that?”
“Then, please come and help me while I enjoy the luxury. “My knees are sore these days.”
“Oh, of course.”
Dokgo Hwihwa held out one arm without hesitation, and Dokgo Unhak approached her in a friendly manner and supported her.
It was a sight that seemed pleasant at first glance.
If those two weren’t hostile to each other, or if they weren’t experts who could kill people with just a wave of their hands.
For a while, there was only the sound of the cane hitting the ground.
A person who did not need help and a person who could not rely on anyone’s help, that strange combination walked side by side like that.
“It looks like he was quite embarrassed when he came running out like this.”
The first to open his mouth was Dokgohwihwa. He was looking straight ahead without even turning his head.
“I didn’t expect that someone of Hoeju’s stature would walk on his own without even worrying about body pain.”
“Cluck! “Looking at your anxious face like this, I think you did a good job of making the move yourself.”
Dokgo Unhak’s eyes became sharp.
“So, did you have any harvest?”
“He asked how long I had been looking into it.”
“I’m thinking of playing tug-of-war, you old bastard.”
Dokgounhak burst out laughing.
“You’ve become very funny. “You came after being criticized so harshly.”
“Do you think that you, who have been running so hastily until now, will be okay?”
“So, what did you think?”
Dokgo Hwihwa narrowed his eyebrows.
“It’s more than what I heard. “I understand why you’re so impatient.”
“I was just petting my handsome nephew.”
Dokgo Hwihwa suddenly stopped walking.
Dokgounhak naturally let go of her arm and stood facing her.
“Even tigers are cute when they are cubs.”
“… … .”
“I’m a little different. “How do you think he looked to me?”
Suddenly the voice changed. Dokgounhak didn’t care and his eyes lit up.
“I’m curious. What did it look like?”
“A great tiger with a mouth full of blood and speaking human language.”
“… … !”
Dokgohwihwa’s voice froze coldly.
“Even if you try to cover it up with silly laughs and jokes, it doesn’t cover up the terrible smell of blood. But his eyes are full of guns.”
“… … .”
“Do you know what happens when a tiger who tastes blood becomes brilliant?”
This is where compatibility begins.
Dokgo Hwihwa clicked his tongue and muttered.
“Why did a guy like that come out now?”
There is no way I could have hidden my talent. The rumor that he was Dunjae spread even outside the family, but it makes no sense that it was all an act.
In fact, Dokgo-myeong was a slow person who was slow to write and spoke poorly when he was young, and would often get hurt by his own movements while practicing basic ballast. How could it be said that there was a problem with the top battle?
‘… … ‘Sangdanjeon?’
Dokgo Hwihwa narrowed his eyes.
Then, I tried to shake off the thoughts that had crossed my mind for a moment.
‘Esoteric Buddhism. ‘What a ridiculous idea.’
Those grotesque squires who caused the war.
The image of those fanatics crossed my mind for no reason.
“Now that you say that, I want you even more.”
“Did you think that arrogant bastard would follow you?”
“That remains to be seen.”
Dokgo Hwihwa turned his head with a slight sneer.
“Today, let’s just walk to Ye. “I feel bloated after being out here for so long.”
“I’ll go first.”
Dokgo Hwihwa walked away with his cane.
There was no sound of hitting the floor. There was no weight on the cane in the first place.
“It’s going to be fun from now on.”
* * *
“Thanks to you, there are no windy days.”
“Hehe, you said something like that again.”
“… … “Why on earth do you like it?”
“yes? “Didn’t you just say thank you?”
How can I say thank you for hearing this?
“You always stayed at home, but thanks to me, you were able to go out and meet people, wasn’t it nice?”
“… … .”
“I know filial piety so well. “It’s okay if you’re not too impressed.”
“Did you say filial piety just now?”
Dokgowihak’s face suddenly became cold.
Dok Go-myeong flinched.
“I guess I was thinking of passing it off as a joke, but did this father seem so easy?”
“Oh, why are you doing that all of a sudden?”
Dok Go-myeong swallowed his saliva.
For a moment, I felt like my body was trembling.
“Would you please listen to my story first? I could explain everything, but it went so quickly that there were a lot of things I couldn’t tell you… … .”
“What story? You snooped around the gambling house? The destruction of the Black Island clan? Did you just grab all the wealth you had? Beating up Huangshan’s disciple?”
“Well, that’s… … No, there’s a reason… … .”
“Or, do you mean that you entrusted that friend to write a message to send to your father?”
My mouth felt dry.
Dokgo-myeong swallowed dry saliva and tried to calm his trembling voice.
“Well, Mr. Footnote. “I’m a bit tired right now from not being able to recover from my illness and meeting the head of the family and the head of the Presbyterian Church. Can’t we do it tomorrow?”
Dokgowihak’s eyes became sharper.
“After you walk around outside a few times, your nose will shoot up into the sky.”
“… … .”
Resignation flashed in Dok Go-myeong’s eyes.
Ah, this is wrong.
You made a mistake, right?
“It looks like your injuries have healed.”
“… … !”
Dokgowihak raised one hand.
The sword hanging on the pedestal behind was caught as if sucked into Dokgo Wihak’s hand.
It’s a hollow product.
Dokgowihak performed the arduous art as naturally as breathing and then slowly stood up.
“It seems like the level of martial arts has increased recently and you’ve become so arrogant. “I will correct your habits today.”
Dok Go-myeong’s face turned pale.
* * *
Dok Go-myeong, who flew through the air, fell into the wall while drinking heavily.
“Keuuuuu… … .”
“Know that if you give in, you will get seriously hurt. “I don’t plan on going through with it today.”
Damn it! Damn it!
Dokgowihak, with his sword hanging gracefully like a crane, slowly approached and said.
“Cough! Footnote! “I’ll catch someone while I’m at it!”
“Bimu? You seem to misunderstand something. “I thought I said I would fix your habits.”
“… … !”
For a moment, my eyes were filled with black light.
It’s on the left, bottom.
Dok Go-myeong immediately ran away following the sense of danger that sounded.
Dokgowihak’s broken sword fell mercilessly on top of him.
Behind an eerie sound of cutting, the wall is cut cleanly and falls to the ground.
Dok Go-myeong broke into a cold sweat.
‘No, is it possible for a sword that has been cut in half and with all its blades dead to be that sharp?’
Dok Go-myeong chewed his lips.
I have had several opportunities to fight with Dokgowihak, but each time I used a wooden sword.
But today he ate Jingeom.
Dok Go-myeong took a deep breath and smiled for a moment.
‘I heard the real sword. I mean, I got there.’
This means that it is now difficult to deal with a wooden sword. That is how Dok Go-myeong understood it.
‘good. If so, I should show it to you.’
Dok Go-myeong smiled and took a stance.
Hwicheon rose like a fire, and Hongcheon began to spread slowly.
“It’s been like this for a long time, so today I’m going to make sure to hit Mr. Gakju and succeed in defeating him.”
“… … cheeky.”
Dok Go-myeong kicked the ground.
Dokgo-myeong’s fist came down on Dokgowihak’s sword blade.
For a split second, the father and son’s breaths became intertwined in the air.
The one who moved first was Dok Go-myeong.
It is also incredibly fast.
It wasn’t just a fast-paced, low-power attack, the speed was completely replaced by attack power.
However, it was not possible to break through Dokgowihak’s defense.
Dokgowihak lightly waved his sword and cut off the flow of attack.
Next, a step was extended, and a sword line was drawn diagonally.
The sword wind struck Dok Go-myeong’s forearm and scattered him helplessly.
It was unable to penetrate Yongrinpo’s defense.
Dokgomyeong did not miss the opportunity and rushed at Dokgowihak.
A loud bang erupted from each blow.
‘The amount of power has increased tremendously.’
It was at a level that could not even be compared to when I left the family.
‘Have you taken any elixir?’
Of course, Dok Go-myeong took the elixir he received as a gift, but that was not the only reason.
The reason was Hong Cheon-gi.
Dok Go-myeong’s power capacity, who had acquired Hong Cheon-gi specialized in accumulation and divergence, was noticeably different from before.
Dok Go-myeong rushed forward without losing momentum.
The kick that hit the ground struck the side of the sword held at an angle.
The sword was bent as if it might break. My hand trembled from the vibration of the blade that blocked the blow.
Dokgowihak swung the vibrating sword once.
The light waves of the Hwacheon Strike Yeomhwain spun along the sword.
Dok Go-myeong opened his eyes wide.
In an instant, the sword falls towards the top of the head like a waterfall. It was a momentum of both ends.
“… … “Inhale!”
Sand dust rose up.
Dok Go-myeong’s body scraped the ground and was pushed away.
“Your inner skills have become much deeper. “They even managed to block it.”
“Let’s go again.”
A burst of drinking erupted.
Dok Go-myeong was shocked by those brutal sword attacks.
‘Amazing. All kinds of firing techniques, heavy swords, quick swords, full swords, grafting with fire… … ‘How can they use such methods?’
Countless directions that were not even within reach in my previous life are released. It is to the point of admiration not only for the level of martial arts but also for the level of martial arts.
Dok Go-myeong’s eyes sparkled.
In an instant, the sword split and fell like fluttering flower petals.
‘Even a fantastic sword!’
It’s not just a sword either. Each and every remnant of the sword contains its true charm.
‘Then let me show you something new I’ve also acquired.’
The senses were activated to the extreme.
Dok Go-myeong’s toes gently push the ground.
It was Jaha-gyeol and Cheonna-yubo.
A sword strike struck the ground.
Dokgowihak’s eyes widened.
‘Avoidance! ‘You’ve learned something new!’
It was then.
Dok Go-myeong kicked the ground instead of retreating, then rushed forward and stretched out his hands.
The moment Dokgowihak swung his sword.
“… … !”
The sword missed.
No, more accurately, it was pushed out.
The moment Dok Go-myeong’s collar seemed to lightly graze the tip of the sword, the strange purple inner energy changed the direction of the force.
‘It’s not the end.’
Dok Go-myeong rushed to the ground again.
Dokgowihak adjusted his grip on the sword and stabbed it straight in.
Dokgowihak’s eyes wavered.
The tip of the sword pierced the air in vain.
‘… … !’
Dokgomyeong lowered his center of gravity as if he would touch the ground in an instant.
I can see the guy’s thighs swelling up like they’re about to explode.
And for a moment.
Dokgomyeong put his entire weight on Dokgowihak’s waist.
It was a torso headbutt, a technique that Dokgo Wihak had never experienced before.
Dok Go-myeong’s eyes sparkled.
Dokgowihak’s two feet rose in the air.
The Jecheongi worked properly.
The moment when Dok Go-myeong lets down his guard and moves on to the next move.
“You’ve learned a strange trick.”
“… … !”
Dok Go-myeong opened his eyes wide.
After drinking heavily, Dok Go-myeong flew backwards and landed on the ground, wincing.
“You’re avoiding that again. “Do you have eyes in the back of your head?”
Dokgowihak stuck out his tongue.
As if his balance had been lost, Dokgowihak stood upright like a crane again.
“just now… … “How did you do it?”
“What do you think it was?”
“Was it an advance?”
“I saw it right away.”
Dokgowihak nodded as if he was satisfied.
‘Obviously the flow and balance of my inner energy was broken, but in that state, I was able to awaken again.’
A state where one can create strength in any situation or condition, whether it is internal energy or the body.
The martial arts of Dokgo Wihak has already reached that point.
“Originally, martial arts begins with the advance of touching the ground. When you reach the level of Hana, you can even overcome the distinction between earth and air.”
“That’s amazing. “I was truly impressed.”
“That’s what I’m going to say.”
Dokgowihak did not hide his emotions.
“That method… … Was it not a strike but a combination of a grab and a push?”
“Huh, did you figure that out right away?”
“I found out at the last moment when he snatched my knee and pulled it up.”
“Well, I failed.”
Dokgowihak stared at Dokgomyeong with strange eyes.
‘Are you saying that it failed?’
It was only for a moment, but he clearly jumped into the arms of the opponent who was higher than him and completely took away control of the internal and external balls.
If Dok Go-myeong had murderous intentions… … .
I almost ended up in failure.
No, it was the same as actually seeing it.
“What is the name of that martial artist?”
“It’s called Jecheongi.”
“It feels somewhat similar to the martial arts you learned before.”
Dok Go-myeong momentarily opened his eyes.
Hwicheongi and Hongcheongi.
Jaha and Geuksingyeol.
It’s a martial art that no one can find common ground with, but Dokgowihak noticed that.
“We are martial artists with the same roots. “It’s just that the branches are different.”
“I learned something truly unique.”
“Let’s hear the details later and then start again.”
“… … yes?”
“Why are you doing that?”
“Wasn’t there a feeling that it would end now?”
Dokgowihak clicked his tongue coldly.
“I’m sure I said this wasn’t a fight, right?”
“… … !”