Doctor's Rebirth - Chapter 11.2
They headed towards a secluded place with few people.
After confirming that there was no one around, they each plopped down on a rock. Eventually, the little Supreme Demon, Yeo Ha-ryun, spoke first.
“What do you want from me?”
“I don’t want anything, that’s the problem.”
“That’s right. I saved you from the brink of death, revealed the San Gong-Doku to the people so they could predict the attack, and even nursed you back to health during that chaotic mess. But what do I get in return? This?”
Jin Cheon-hee showed him the mark on his neck.
Thanks to Baek Rin Eui-seon’s excellent treatment, the mark was now barely visible.
‘But what do you know? I’m still in pain.’
Jin Cheon-hee mercilessly crushed the little Supreme Demon’s conscience without any reservations.
Forgetting about receiving medicine or getting acupuncture halfway through and being grateful to the lord of the Cloud Dragon Escort Bureau for his favor.
Surprisingly, Yeo Ha-ryun was about to speak first.
At that moment, Jin Cheon-hee coughed.
“Cough, cough. Ow, ow, ow.”
His groans caused Yeo Ha-ryun’s eyes to widen.
He stopped what he was trying to say and said something else.
“Are you suggesting a deal…?”
“I have changed my mind. I can’t trust you.”
Jin Cheon-hee took out a sticky rice cake from his sleeve and took a bite.
The sweet taste of red bean filled his mouth.
‘It’s really delicious.’
Is it because he went back to his childhood?
His senses had become more sensitive. Not only that, his vision and hearing was much better.
In the past, he couldn’t see anything clearly without glasses, but now he could even see the veins on the leaves above his head.
Becoming an adult was like that.
To gain wealth and status, one must sacrifice their youth.
And even then, it only happens if you’re lucky. Without luck, you’ll lose your youth without gaining wealth or status.
He had realized that too late.
Jin Cheon-hee was satisfied with his physical condition.
He was healthier and more attractive than he was in his previous childhood.
His thoughts were clearer and faster.
It was a body that was good for learning anything.
Yeo Ha-ryun sealed his lips and stared at Jin Cheon-hee.
It was a habit that came out when he was deeply lost in thought. It was a description he often saw in the book, but it was quite fascinating to see it in person.
He looked like a protagonist, seemingly so serious.
But he still had a cute side because he was young, since he was described as a young man.
Eventually, Yeo Ha-ryun spoke.
“Is an apology not enough?”
“I accepted your apology. But this is a matter of trust.”
The two of them, in children bodies, continued their unchildlike conversation.
Jin Cheon-hee looked at Yeo Ha-ryun for a while, then sighed and scratched his head.
“Alright, alright. Let’s do it this way.”
Feigning defeat, Jin Cheon-hee got to the main point.
“From now on, call me hyung.”
“Are you suggesting we become sworn brothers?”
“I don’t know about anything grand like that. But I’m older than you, and I can’t be your younger sibling.”
His words sparked a flame in Yeo Ha-ryun’s eyes.
“You’re my lifesaver, so I want to call you hyung. But it’s strange for you to be my older brother.”
“What’s so strange about that?”
At that moment, Yeo Ha-ryun stood up.
Spreading his arms wide and assuming a stance. It was similar to the posture of a tiger about to catch its prey.
“Fight me and win.”
‘Hmm. Usually in martial arts novels, the person who wins here becomes the older brother, and the one who loses becomes the younger brother. But…’
Does he really have to follow that?
Jin Cheon-hee asked.
“Are you going to hit a commoner like me, who can’t even use martial arts?”
Jin Cheon-hee frowned.
“I won’t use my inner energy.”
“Listen. Even if you don’t use your inner energy, I will lose. Why? Because I am just a righteous commoner.”
“You’re a member of the Magyo…”
“What? I can’t hear you. Anyway, since you were easily able to strangle me, you should know better. If I knew even a little bit of martial arts, I would have dodged your hand.”
Instead, he set the blanket on fire, but that had already been erased from Jin Cheon-hee’s mind.
He was a weak commoner, a victim.
“To persecute a powerless commoner? And even someone who treated you?”
There was one thing common among martial arts protagonists.
Whether they had an evil personality or a weak personality, they do not touch powerless commoners.
Jin Cheon-hee knew that this brat couldn’t break through the invincible commoner shield as long as he was the main character.
Even though he had received the purification bath! And soon! Learn martial arts! But he decided not to bring up that story unnecessarily.
“Call me hyung.”
“Then,do you want to hit me and make me your younger brother? Fine. Hey. Hit me. Hit me!”
Yeo Ha-ryun was speechless to Jin Cheon-hee’s invincible logic.
It was clearly nonsense, but he was being convinced.
“What are you doing? I told you to call me hyung, right? Fine. I’ll take the hit. Again.”
Saying that, he extended his head towards Yeo Ha-ryun’s fist.
Yeo Ha-ryun was taken aback and withdrew his fist.
“Go ahead, call me!”
“Jin Cheon-hee hyung-nim–!”
“That’s right. You’re my younger brother.”
In this way, without throwing a single punch, Jin Cheon-hee made Yeo Ha-ryun his younger sibling with just words.
Later, when Yeo Ha-ryun had become an adult, he would shed tears towards his own gullibility, but Jin Cheon-hee would never return his position of older brother.
Jin Cheon-hee had many conversations with Yeo Ha-ryun. In the process, he learned a fact that Yeo Ha-ryun knew that Jin Cheon-hee had accompanied him on the journey to the capital, but they had never had a conversation before.
And Jin Cheon-hee himself didn’t talk much until he got hit on the head and died.
He was an inconspicuous child.
He didn’t talk to any adults.
Only his gaze changed when the adults warned him to be careful of the Magyo.
At that time, he vaguely sensed that their final destinations were the same.
“To be honest, I don’t remember much since I got hit on the head.”
Jin Cheon-hee casually continued speaking to Yeo Ha-ryun.
“But I think I can help you.”
“…Is it a deal?”
“To put it bluntly, what can I gain from you? It was just to resolve the situation at that time. I was scared.”
Ah, right. He was scared and told him to either make a deal or die.
Yeo Ha-ryun looked at Jin Cheon-hee, who didn’t change his expression, and started to wonder if he was the one who was wrong or if this brat was just very good at swindling.
Jin Cheon-hee said.
“But in return. Promise me that you’ll do me a favor later. Okay? I’ll ask for something small.”
“…A small thing… you mean?”
“Yeah, it won’t be a big deal.”
Yeo Ha-ryun nodded at Jin Cheon-hee’s words.
He seemed to have made up his mind, and his expression became lighter.
‘It may be small, but even a diamond is small, but it’s expensive. Hey.’
Let’s leave that for later.
At that moment, Yeo Ha-ryun covered Jin Cheon-hee’s mouth.
“Someone is coming from afar.”