“I don’t have a good feeling about this,” said Ho Sung Lee.

Min Sung finished his bread. He brushed off his hands and sighed.

“I need you to go out.”

“… I’m sorry?” Ho Sung Lee asked in surprise.

“Go and take a look around.”

“Ugh, I hope it’s not someone else who came from Beatrice. Oh, yeah. I totally forgot.”

Min Sung looked back at Ho Sung Lee.

He wondered what he was talking about.

“When we first found Repone, I saw something. I’m wondering if that’s how he came down here.”

“Call Commander Kim and confirm.”

“Yes, Sir.”

Ho Sung Lee got ready to go out.

***

Ho Sung Lee smoked his cigarette in front of Min Sung’s house while waiting for Commander Kim of Central Institute to arrive.

A moment later, by the time Ho Sung Lee finished his cigarette, a large sedan was driving his way.

Ho Sung Lee disposed of his cigarette, and Ji Yoo Kim got out of the stopped car.

“I’m sorry to call you so late. Min Sung asked me to go out,” Ho Sung Lee explained with a handshake.

Ji Yoo Kim shook her head.

“Don’t worry about it. I don’t sleep much anyway.”

Ji Yoo Kim flashed a bright smile.

Following their friendly greeting, Ji Yoo Kim and Ho Sung Lee got in the car and headed to their destination.

“… Really?! A player came down from Beatrice, and he’s a red dragon?”

Ho Sung Lee smiled bitterly.

“Yes.”

“Wow, unbelievable.”

Ji Yoo Kim showed her curiosity, unable to hide her surprise.

Ho Sung Lee told her about how the red dragon, Repone, became a baby through initialization, and how he was afraid of his appetite and desire for Min Sung’s bread.

Ji Yoo Kim laughed in response.

“But you must feel safe with him. A dragon is on your side now.”

“That’s true.”

Ho Sung Lee smiled bitterly along with his response.

He didn’t go as far as to tell her that he had to take care of the dragon’s meals now.

That was because he was worried that would make his life sound pitiful.

“Are we almost there? We seem to be near where you said we were headed.”

Ho Sung Lee knitted his brows while looking out the window.

“I’d better get out of the car and check. It’s too dark.”

Ji Yoo Kim nodded.

“Can you please pull over up there?”

She asked the driver, and the driver stopped not far from where they were.

“I’ll wait for you here,” the driver said.

After nodding, Ji Yoo Kim got out of the car with Ho Sung Lee.

It was pouring.

As a result, Ji Yoo Kim and Ho Sung Lee were soaking wet in no time.

In that state, Ji Yoo Kim looked around, and once she saw Ho Sung Lee, she was surprised.

That was because a black light was flowing through Ho Sung Lee’s hands, and his skill was activated.

Whatever came out of his hands dropped onto the ground and disappeared through the ground.

While Ji Yoo Kim stared with curiosity, Ho Sung Lee smiled.

“It’s my searching skill. I don’t remember the exact location, but I’ll be able to find it in no time with this skill.”

“Wow, I’m impressed. Did you acquire this skill in Beatrice?”

“You could say that, but the structure of my skills is still a supporter.”

“I see. Since you accompany Min Sung, that might be more effective…”

Ji Yoo Kim trailed off.

Fwoosh!

A bright spark flew into the air with the sound of fireworks and exploded into smoke.

“I found it. It must be that way,” said Ho Sung Lee as he led the way.

Ji Yoo Kim followed Ho Sung Lee with surprised eyes.

***

At the place where Ji Yoo Kim and Ho Sung Lee arrived was a mysterious thing.

It was a large green chip.

It almost looked like an ancient artifact or even an organism from another planet.

Around the green chip were cracks in the shape of spider webs, and from within the cracks shined green light.

“… What’s this?” Ji Yoo Kim asked while looking at the sight with shocked eyes.

“I think it might be something similar to the Iris Tree.”

Ji Yoo Kim turned back at Ho Sung Lee with surprised eyes.

“The Iris Tree? That means…”

“But it’s a little different. The Iris Tree absorbed energy from Earth, but I don’t think this one does.”

Ho Sung Lee and Ji Yoo Kim watched the large chip that gave off a green light.

At that moment…

It sounded like the sky was going to tumble down.

The sky was filled with clouds. Thunder and lightning took place without stopping.

It was a grand sight, and the weather changed so quickly that it was scary.

“Aside from the weird weather, I don’t see any changes,” said Ho Sung Lee.

Ji Yoo Kim shook her head while looking at the chip with a mysterious green light.

“I think we should call a team to keep an eye on it. Only the weather is different now, but it doesn’t seem like any ordinary sign.”

Ji Yoo Kim made sense.

Now that even a dragon came down from Beatrice, something big was bound to happen.

“But we shouldn’t touch this chip for the time being. We’ll have to proceed safely.”

“Of course.”

Ji Yoo Kim immediately took out her phone and made a call.

It sounded like she was calling a team to investigate and monitor it.

Meanwhile, Ho Sung Lee took out an umbrella from his inventory and took out a cigarette to smoke.

The sky was filled with rain and lightning.

And the giant chip glowed with a green light.

On top of that, the red dragon, Repone, came down from Beatrice.

Did all of those things have something in common?

Ho Sung Lee looked into the distance with a stiff face and blew out his smoke.

***

Ho Sung Lee returned to Min Sung’s house.

Min Sung was still watching TV.

A nature documentary was playing on the screen.

The topic was ‘Origin of Food.’

“I’m back.”

Ho Sung Lee bowed, and Min Sung glanced back at him.

“What happened?”

“Nothing was different except for the weather. Commander Kim called a team to monitor it, and she said she would call as soon as they found something.”

Min Sung nodded.

“Okay.”

“Um, Sir. Why do you think that ranker player and red dragon, Repone, came down to Earth?”

“Because of the Dionysus Gods.”

“The Dionysus Gods?”

“We were just horses on the gambling board of the Dionysus Gods. Since those horses escaped their board, they probably want the money they bet back in their hands.”

“… I see.”

“It’ll be bothersome for the time being.”

“That’s why you accepted Repone as your underling.”

“…”

“I’m going to go get washed up. Is there anything you’d like to eat?”

“No. Go get some rest.”

“Okay.”

Ho Sung Lee bowed once more and walked away in order to take a shower.

***

The lightning from the sky sliced a tree in half and lit it on fire.

It was late at night.

While most people were asleep, changes began to arise in the place where the chip was discovered.

The trees around the green chip began to radiate with red-colored magic energy that slowly formed in the middle of the air.

That formation began to gather on top of the giant chip, and it was in the process of being bigger.

The investigation and monitoring teams stared at the phenomenon with blank faces.

***

The next morning.

Min Sung woke up to the sound of knocking.

“Come in,” Min Sung said, and the door opened.

Ho Sung Lee entered with an urgent look on his face.

“Sir, it happened.”

“What happened?” Min Sung got up from his bed and asked.

Ho Sung Lee handed Min Sung a tablet computer.

Min Sung checked the urgent situation through the screen on the tablet.

It was a video of what the Central Institute discovered.

“Repone first appeared in front of this giant chip with a green light. That means this chip is the connector between Beatrice and Earth.”

Ho Sung Lee pointed at the fiery gate that appeared on top of the giant green chip.

The gate almost looked like the eyes of a dragon.

And inside the round gate surrounded by fire was what looked like a black hole.

“They found this last night. This dungeon gate is getting bigger and bigger.”

Min Sung grimaced at the screen.

“What a bother.”

Min Sung clicked his tongue and knitted his brows.

“I’d better go there myself,” said Min Sung while getting up.

“Then I’ll go and prepare…”

“No. We need to have breakfast first.”

After seeing Min Sung’s serious face, Ho Sung Lee stared blankly before bursting into laughter.

“What are you laughing at?”

In response to Min Sung’s glare, Ho Sung Lee shook his head.

“Nothing. I’m just impressed by how calm you are.”

“I’m just eating. Start cooking.”

“Yes, Sir.”

Ho Sung Lee headed to the kitchen with a smile on his face.

“Oh! If you don’t have a preference, should I come up with something on my own?”

“Yeah.”

“Okay. It’ll just be a moment.”

When Ho Sung Lee got to the kitchen.

“Roar.”

The red dragon, Repone, woke up from his nap and rubbed his head on Min Sung’s leg, and Bowl, who became close with Repone over time, got on Repone’s back and snickered.

Min Sung looked down at Repone and Bowl and then glanced at Ssol, who was brushing off the leaves from the yard and walking inside.

Looking at them made him realize how much time had passed.

At first, he couldn’t get used to the modern world after returning from the Demonic Realm, but he was now adjusted, and he wanted to protect the world.

Min Sung glanced back at the yard with a stiff face.

He didn’t know who was trying to attack the human world, but Min Sung had no intention to back down even if it was the Dionysus Gods.

He intended to fight until the end.

“Sir, it’s ready,” said Ho Sung Lee while poking his head out of the kitchen.

Min Sung smirked.

“Okay.”

A broadcast reported on the sudden and unexpected change in weather.

And Min Sung watched the report on TV while eating his croissant bread on the sofa.

Ho Sung Lee, who stood with his arms crossed behind the sofa, tilted his head.

“I don’t have a good feeling about this,” said Ho Sung Lee.

Min Sung finished his bread. He brushed off his hands and sighed.

“I need you to go out.”

“… I’m sorry?” Ho Sung Lee asked in surprise.

“Go and take a look around.”

“Ugh, I hope it’s not someone else who came from Beatrice. Oh, yeah. I totally forgot.”

Min Sung looked back at Ho Sung Lee.

He wondered what he was talking about.

“When we first found Repone, I saw something. I’m wondering if that’s how he came down here.”

“Call Commander Kim and confirm.”

“Yes, Sir.”

Ho Sung Lee got ready to go out.

***

Ho Sung Lee smoked his cigarette in front of Min Sung’s house while waiting for Commander Kim of Central Institute to arrive.

A moment later, by the time Ho Sung Lee finished his cigarette, a large sedan was driving his way.

Ho Sung Lee disposed of his cigarette, and Ji Yoo Kim got out of the stopped car.

“I’m sorry to call you so late. Min Sung asked me to go out,” Ho Sung Lee explained with a handshake.

Ji Yoo Kim shook her head.

“Don’t worry about it. I don’t sleep much anyway.”

Ji Yoo Kim flashed a bright smile.

Following their friendly greeting, Ji Yoo Kim and Ho Sung Lee got in the car and headed to their destination.

“… Really?! A player came down from Beatrice, and he’s a red dragon?”

Ho Sung Lee smiled bitterly.

“Yes.”

“Wow, unbelievable.”

Ji Yoo Kim showed her curiosity, unable to hide her surprise.

Ho Sung Lee told her about how the red dragon, Repone, became a baby through initialization, and how he was afraid of his appetite and desire for Min Sung’s bread.

Ji Yoo Kim laughed in response.

“But you must feel safe with him. A dragon is on your side now.”

“That’s true.”

Ho Sung Lee smiled bitterly along with his response.

He didn’t go as far as to tell her that he had to take care of the dragon’s meals now.

That was because he was worried that would make his life sound pitiful.

“Are we almost there? We seem to be near where you said we were headed.”

Ho Sung Lee knitted his brows while looking out the window.

“I’d better get out of the car and check. It’s too dark.”

Ji Yoo Kim nodded.

“Can you please pull over up there?”

She asked the driver, and the driver stopped not far from where they were.

“I’ll wait for you here,” the driver said.

After nodding, Ji Yoo Kim got out of the car with Ho Sung Lee.

It was pouring.

As a result, Ji Yoo Kim and Ho Sung Lee were soaking wet in no time.

In that state, Ji Yoo Kim looked around, and once she saw Ho Sung Lee, she was surprised.

That was because a black light was flowing through Ho Sung Lee’s hands, and his skill was activated.

Whatever came out of his hands dropped onto the ground and disappeared through the ground.

While Ji Yoo Kim stared with curiosity, Ho Sung Lee smiled.

“It’s my searching skill. I don’t remember the exact location, but I’ll be able to find it in no time with this skill.”

“Wow, I’m impressed. Did you acquire this skill in Beatrice?”

“You could say that, but the structure of my skills is still a supporter.”

“I see. Since you accompany Min Sung, that might be more effective…”

Ji Yoo Kim trailed off.

Fwoosh!

A bright spark flew into the air with the sound of fireworks and exploded into smoke.

“I found it. It must be that way,” said Ho Sung Lee as he led the way.

Ji Yoo Kim followed Ho Sung Lee with surprised eyes.

***

At the place where Ji Yoo Kim and Ho Sung Lee arrived was a mysterious thing.

It was a large green chip.

It almost looked like an ancient artifact or even an organism from another planet.

Around the green chip were cracks in the shape of spider webs, and from within the cracks shined green light.

“… What’s this?” Ji Yoo Kim asked while looking at the sight with shocked eyes.

“I think it might be something similar to the Iris Tree.”

Ji Yoo Kim turned back at Ho Sung Lee with surprised eyes.

“The Iris Tree? That means…”

“But it’s a little different. The Iris Tree absorbed energy from Earth, but I don’t think this one does.”

Ho Sung Lee and Ji Yoo Kim watched the large chip that gave off a green light.

At that moment…

It sounded like the sky was going to tumble down.

The sky was filled with clouds. Thunder and lightning took place without stopping.

It was a grand sight, and the weather changed so quickly that it was scary.

“Aside from the weird weather, I don’t see any changes,” said Ho Sung Lee.

Ji Yoo Kim shook her head while looking at the chip with a mysterious green light.

“I think we should call a team to keep an eye on it. Only the weather is different now, but it doesn’t seem like any ordinary sign.”

Ji Yoo Kim made sense.

Now that even a dragon came down from Beatrice, something big was bound to happen.

“But we shouldn’t touch this chip for the time being. We’ll have to proceed safely.”

“Of course.”

Ji Yoo Kim immediately took out her phone and made a call.

It sounded like she was calling a team to investigate and monitor it.

Meanwhile, Ho Sung Lee took out an umbrella from his inventory and took out a cigarette to smoke.

The sky was filled with rain and lightning.

And the giant chip glowed with a green light.

On top of that, the red dragon, Repone, came down from Beatrice.

Did all of those things have something in common?

Ho Sung Lee looked into the distance with a stiff face and blew out his smoke.

***

Ho Sung Lee returned to Min Sung’s house.

Min Sung was still watching TV.

A nature documentary was playing on the screen.

The topic was ‘Origin of Food.’

“I’m back.”

Ho Sung Lee bowed, and Min Sung glanced back at him.

“What happened?”

“Nothing was different except for the weather. Commander Kim called a team to monitor it, and she said she would call as soon as they found something.”

Min Sung nodded.

“Okay.”

“Um, Sir. Why do you think that ranker player and red dragon, Repone, came down to Earth?”

“Because of the Dionysus Gods.”

“The Dionysus Gods?”

“We were just horses on the gambling board of the Dionysus Gods. Since those horses escaped their board, they probably want the money they bet back in their hands.”

“… I see.”

“It’ll be bothersome for the time being.”

“That’s why you accepted Repone as your underling.”

“…”

“I’m going to go get washed up. Is there anything you’d like to eat?”

“No. Go get some rest.”

“Okay.”

Ho Sung Lee bowed once more and walked away in order to take a shower.

***

The lightning from the sky sliced a tree in half and lit it on fire.

It was late at night.

While most people were asleep, changes began to arise in the place where the chip was discovered.

The trees around the green chip began to radiate with red-colored magic energy that slowly formed in the middle of the air.

That formation began to gather on top of the giant chip, and it was in the process of being bigger.

The investigation and monitoring teams stared at the phenomenon with blank faces.

***

The next morning.

Min Sung woke up to the sound of knocking.

“Come in,” Min Sung said, and the door opened.

Ho Sung Lee entered with an urgent look on his face.

“Sir, it happened.”

“What happened?” Min Sung got up from his bed and asked.

Ho Sung Lee handed Min Sung a tablet computer.

Min Sung checked the urgent situation through the screen on the tablet.

It was a video of what the Central Institute discovered.

“Repone first appeared in front of this giant chip with a green light. That means this chip is the connector between Beatrice and Earth.”

Ho Sung Lee pointed at the fiery gate that appeared on top of the giant green chip.

The gate almost looked like the eyes of a dragon.

And inside the round gate surrounded by fire was what looked like a black hole.

“They found this last night. This dungeon gate is getting bigger and bigger.”

Min Sung grimaced at the screen.

“What a bother.”

Min Sung clicked his tongue and knitted his brows.

“I’d better go there myself,” said Min Sung while getting up.

“Then I’ll go and prepare…”

“No. We need to have breakfast first.”

After seeing Min Sung’s serious face, Ho Sung Lee stared blankly before bursting into laughter.

“What are you laughing at?”

In response to Min Sung’s glare, Ho Sung Lee shook his head.

“Nothing. I’m just impressed by how calm you are.”

“I’m just eating. Start cooking.”

“Yes, Sir.”

Ho Sung Lee headed to the kitchen with a smile on his face.

“Oh! If you don’t have a preference, should I come up with something on my own?”

“Yeah.”

“Okay. It’ll just be a moment.”

When Ho Sung Lee got to the kitchen.

“Roar.”

The red dragon, Repone, woke up from his nap and rubbed his head on Min Sung’s leg, and Bowl, who became close with Repone over time, got on Repone’s back and snickered.

Min Sung looked down at Repone and Bowl and then glanced at Ssol, who was brushing off the leaves from the yard and walking inside.

Looking at them made him realize how much time had passed.

At first, he couldn’t get used to the modern world after returning from the Demonic Realm, but he was now adjusted, and he wanted to protect the world.

Min Sung glanced back at the yard with a stiff face.

He didn’t know who was trying to attack the human world, but Min Sung had no intention to back down even if it was the Dionysus Gods.

He intended to fight until the end.

“Sir, it’s ready,” said Ho Sung Lee while poking his head out of the kitchen.

Min Sung smirked.

“Okay.”