Author: 난기류 Editor: Flo

#48

 

‘I slept so soundly.’

 

I fell asleep almost the whole day. My stomach was literally screaming at me that it was hungry. I might have slept more if General hadn’t tapped me for food next to me.

 

I fell asleep crying in anger and anxiety, that there was a Crucian carp [1] looking in front of the mirror. My tongue was filled with ugliness.

 

“Uh… My eyes are so swollen.”

 

I slowly remembered what happened yesterday as I washed my swollen eyes with cold water. I got a ridiculous question from the gongs, got angry, and told them to get lost again.

 

I asked General, who was eating a lot of food while wiping the water off my face with a towel.

 

“General, since I said that yesterday, they won’t be here today, right?”

 

“Woof?”

 

“Unless they have a hairy conscience, they won’t try to stay here after making a mistake first, right?”

 

“Woof, woof, woof.”

 

“Yeah. They’d be out. If I had been harassed by being stalked by Sung Chan-yeong, I would know how to take care of myself. Yea.”

 

Trying to have a positive mindset, I waited until general finished eating. I didn’t want to eat much this morning, so I moved slowly.

 

“Woof!”

 

“Yes, yes. Let’s go for a walk.”

 

It was time to fill up the dog harness and lead rope for general. I then changed into sportswear, and left the door.

 

“You’re hungry, right? I prepared breakfast, so eat and leave.”

 

Huh?

 

It was too thick and low for Ajumma’s voice. And too young to be Ajussi’s.

 

Creak. As if turning a rusty screw by force, I turned around to see Yoo Yi-seo wearing a cute pink floral apron, smiling, and pointing towards the kitchen.

 

“Mommy!”

 

It was scarier than a ghost. Who planned to put a pink apron on that Extreme Dominant Alpha? My heart almost dropped. I got goosebumps.

 

“Aren’t you coming? I’ve been working hard to set it up. Like a new bride.”

 

This fucking.

 

What’s wrong with him?

 

“Why, why are you doing that……?”

 

The pink flower-patterned apron on top of the muscular body that was originally comfortable for me to wear was tight on Yoo Yi-seo’s body. I was afraid that the string of the apron, which was desperately holding the silk cord over the strained thoracic muscle, would soon break. That must be why Ajumma liked him more than me.

 

When I was distracted by the new bride’s drip and stepped back with my legs feeling weak, Yoo Yi-seo approached me with a smile like a poisonous candle.

 

‘I’m scared!’

 

There was a kitchen knife in Yoo Yi-seo’s hand. There was red blood on it as if it had been cooked. I don’t know what you caught, but I hope you don’t catch me with that.

 

“Arrrrrrf! Kong! Kong!”

 

General also barked fiercely as if he was afraid of the blood-colored kitchen knife. Perharps Yoo Yi-seo was scared because he stuck next to me and shivered.

 

“Breakfast?”

 

“You…”

 

I have no idea what the hell happened while I was sleeping. Who ordered that Extreme Dominant Alpha to cook?

 

Yoo Yi-seo reached out to me, who couldn’t get up in a daze. I didn’t want to catch the hand, but when I caught it, Yoo Yi-seo smiled that he was satisfied.

 

I’m sorry to use this expression on a person, but it was like a female mantis looking at a male mantis about to mate…….

 

“We were treated to a meal yesterday, so today we want to set the table for Seong Chan-young.”

 

“That’s why you left?”

 

Did you drug the food? Is today my memorial service day? Do I die like this for saying the right thing?

 

Yoo Yi-seo asked me with a shy face as if he saw my pupils nearly popping out.

 

“Can’t I do that?”

 

‘This is my house.’

 

I screamed so hard to get them out of here yesterday, but I guess it didn’t work. I didn’t expect to be left with this excuse. I shouldn’t have overlooked that if the K-Gongs thought about taking care of Shou at every meal, he might try to cook.

 

“No, it’s too sudden.”

 

It was so abominable that the most insidious person could imitate a puppy like that. Apron. I was sure you wore that on purpose.

 

“So you don’t like it? I prepared hard with my fern-like hands.”

 

‘Bullshit fern-like hands.’

 

Hey, ferns are the size of our general’s hands, and your hands are as big as a cauldron. Even if the fern has been improved, if it’s that big, it’s not commercially viable and tough! It’s out!

 

It was also an ability if it was an ability to talk nonchalantly, if it was an ability, it was an ability. I was so dumbfounded that I looked at it with my mouth open, and Yoo Yi-seo took me to the kitchen with her hand.

 

“Arrrrrrrrr…”

 

“Oh, my. I bit you.”

 

General thought I was being kidnapped, so he overcame his fear and bit Yoo Yi-seo’s heel. Yoo Yi-seo remained calm even though he was bitten.

 

He moved general who was grabbing onto his heel.

 

“Eat what we prepared. I’m not the only one who cooked.”

 

“What?”

 

“We all did it together. The result is not all human consumption, but…….you can still see our sincerity.”

 

Are you telling me to eat and die because of your sincerity? You didn’t make food waste, did you?

 

‘But you can’t ignore people’s sincerity…….’

 

On top of that, it was me who brought the gongs to feed them recklessly yesterday. Since I fed them once, I had to eat to balance.

 

“……it’s edible, right?”

 

I was dragged to the table with anxiety. Half of the food was fine and half of it looked inedible. And it didn’t turn out to be a lie that they prepared breakfast together, as they wore an apron one by one and surrounded the table in a round shape.

 

‘Who gave them the aprons?’

 

Was there even a spare apron among the items Secretary Choi prepared? The flamboyant flower pattern made me sick.

 

“……I smell something burning. What did you make……?”

 

Would it be like this if the gum that was thrown away rolled into hell and came up to the table? I couldn’t even tell what kind of dish it was because it was burnt like charcoal.

 

“I made it myself.”

 

Joo Tae-kang replied with a big cough. There was a lot of soot on the apron. He had a burnt-out frying pan in his hand.

 

When I looked in his direction, Joo Tae-kang hurriedly hid the frying pan behind his back. Look at him, he didn’t even wipe off the grease. I wonder if it was okay. 

 

“……What did you make?”

 

“It’s tteok-galbi [2] .”

 

‘He probably baked what was in the refrigerator, but…… Can a block of charcoal be recreated?’

 

The point of the tteok-galbi was to grill the front and back of the tteok-galbi with the lowest heat. If there was a proper surface, you had to cut it with scissors and bake it so that the contents inside would not be disturbed evenly so that you could eat delicious tteokgalbi.

 

If there was a lot of minced pork in the contents of the tteokgalbi, high heat was prohibited because it was full of fat as it was grilled. Seeing that Joo Tae-kang’s apron was ruined by oil splatter marks, it seemed to be the result of putting too much oil on high heat as I expected.

 

“……I can’t eat this. If I eat it, I’ll be in trouble.”

 

“……I got it.”

 

Joo Tae-kang seemed to be discouraged in a really inappropriate way. When I first met him, he treated me like he was going to kill me. I was scared by the change of attitude.

 

‘Let’s hurry up and eat and run…….’

 

No, I’ll let you go when I finish eating. Meal was my Maginot Line [3] .

 

The following were normal side dishes. It was a bean sprout salad. It looked delicious that the seasoning was well soaked with spicy red pepper powder.

 

“Hmm! Hm! I did that!”

 

“You made this, Chase Yoon-chan?”

 

“Hey, it’s not as jf I am not very interested in cooking.”

 

‘What a load of nonsense.’

 

Chae Yoon-chan’s body is an adult, but his behavior was like that of a child. He just didn’t stand out because he was unusually smart and had a good background. I couldn’t believe that he cooks.

 

“First of all… Thank you for the meal.”

 

I ate a big spoonful of rice and put seasoned bean sprouts on top. And spit it out right away.

 

“Cough! Cough, cough!”

 

“Chan-young, here’s the water.”

 

Thankfully, Seo Eun-soo brought me a cup of water. I drank water in a hurry and neutralized the eesophagus, that had caught on fire.

 

“Are you all right?”

 

“…… Chae Yoon-chan ssi.”

 

“Yes.”

 

“It’s salty. It’s too salty. I think you poured a whole bag of salt in it. And most of all, red pepper powder…… It’s like a CBR. It’s too spicy.”

 

It seemed that not only red pepper powder but also red pepper paste or other spicy ingredients were added. Chae Yoon-chan was sullen as he whined and looked at me with resentful eyes.

 

‘I’m scared of what I’m going to eat next…….’

 

They didn’t prepare a meal in return, but they seemed to torture me with a meal.

 

It was a little better this time, though. This was because a bowl of fried eggs and cut sausages served with salad with small bread was served.

 

“I made that.”

 

It was a work of Yoo Yi-seo. Wait, so what’s up with the bloody kitchen knife?

 

Yoo Yi-seo shrugged at my suspicious eyes.

 

“I messed up while trying to do something. So I prepared something easy and simple.”

 

‘Which translates into ‘He didn’t cause any trouble.’

 

I can’t believe Yoo Yi-seo would be like that after Joo Tae-kang. I was a little worried about the amount of food waste coming out today.

 

Fortunately, the breakfast prepared by Yoo Yi-seo was delicious. It was satisfactory for me because he used easy-to-use ready-made products. I wasn’t disappointed, let alone surprised, but I didn’t want to go to the bathroom and vomit, so it was a good conclusion.

 

‘As expected, he is a rational person.’

 

Thanks to him, I passed by safely. The last one was ordinary soybean paste stew. Soybean paste stew with potatoes, zucchini, onions, peppers, and tofu was plausible. It was excellent that even beef brisket was included.

 

“!”

 

“It’s delicious!”

 

The taste was good, too. It wasn’t that delicious, but it was enough to say that he could cook soybean paste stew well anywhere.

 

“I made it. How does it taste?”

 

The last dish was Baek Do-joon’s. It was the taste of him who lived the life of an elite who was standard and exemplary.

 

“It’s delicious.”

 

“That’s a relief.”

 

‘By the way, it’s really uncomfortable.’

 

It was delicious but my stomach felt uncomfortable inside. They weren’t supposed to be gathered in this order, but it was so awkward that I decided to sneak some digestive medicine out of the refrigerator before going out for a walk.

 

I was going to clean it up after eating it, but Seo Eun-soo took the lid to cover the side dish from my hand.

 

“Oh, Seo Eun-soo ssi. I have to clean it up.”

 

“Let it go. They said they’d do it first.”

 

“What? But I also told them to clean up on their own after eating yesterday…….”

 

“It’s because they’re sorry they did something wrong to you, Chan-young ssi.”

 

Is that so?

 

Like what Seo Eun-soo said, the gongs cleaned the table where I ate. Did they check the location while eating yesterday? They appeared to be as skilled as if they were at home.

 

“Should I peel some fruit?”

 

Yoo Yi-seo asked, still in the pink flower apron that didn’t suit him at all. He was holding the same knife that I saw when I woke up.

 

‘I’m not cutting it too much……?’

 

“That’s enough. I have to stop eating and go take general for a walk. And before that, I want you to get out.”

 

My position was the same as yesterday. Never to look at those human faces again.

 

I said it believing that they understood it enough, but Yoo Yi-seo and other alphas asked,

 

“Can we not go?”

 

“What?”

 

Why are the words getting shorter?

  • 1. Koreans tend to say, “You look like a crucian carp,’ when they want to say you look ugly in a more polite way.
  • 2. Grilled short rib patties/Beef grilled patties
  • 3. Maginot line is a line of defensive fortifications built before World War II to protect the eastern border of France but easily outflanked by German invaders. In modern days, it’s referred to as a defensive barrier or strategy that inspires a false sense of security, which is so ironic in this context.
Author's Thoughts

Meals being Chan-young's weakness is a mood. xD
I'm strangely attracted to Yoo Yi-seo in this chapter. He's growing on me for sure. Hoping he doesn't prove me wrong. 🤞

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Guess who has Physics test on Monday? This bish! I'm going to revise like hell tomorrow. 😈

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Comments (7)

  1. HAHAHAHAHA LIKE A FEMALE PRAYING MANTIS… Think it’s hilarious that Seo Eun Soo is trying for job security by doing the opposite of what he was supposed to and encouraging the gongs to stay–I thought you were more righteous than that, SES!… Y’all, nothing I’m reading is as good as this so I check for updates 20 times a day like an ingrained habit now, what do I do… Anyway good luck on your test, Flo!!!

  2. Hmm not sure what I’m feeling atm I still support SES out of them all but I honestly think what he did last chapter is really a bit too arrogant(don’t mean his alpha suppression on the rest that’s well deserved), honestly they are all kinda disrespectful against SCY. He asked them to get out which they should respect if they wanna gain some good points they should really just get their own houses in that village and work from there instead of just staying without a care. Thanks for the chapter.

  3. Seo Eun-soo is definitely in my bad books now. He knew Seong Chan-young wanted to be left alone and he’d finally kicked the alphas out of his life but Seo Eun-so invited them back in just so he could have an excuse to stay. Honestly he’s just as bad as the other alphas now. None of them are thinking about what Chan-young wants.

  4. I can’t believe I even made an account just so I could comment, I genuinely can’t believe how much this fell off. This plot point is so incredibly stupid and annoying, I just don’t understand why they won’t leave him alone. I used to like SES soooo much, I was running around my room when we found out that he became an alpha, I thought that he’d find someone who was normal for once. I genuinely feel so bad for SCY, I skimmed through like the next 10 chapters and all of them suck ass, they’ll probably gradually get an ass redemption arc and ppl will like them again and whatever, ugh, I thought this novel was about to deviate from how bl stories unfold. I’m incredibly disappointed.

  5. Koreans tend to say, “You look like a crucian carp,’ when they want to say you look ugly in a more polite way.

    𝘼𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩: 𝙉𝙚𝙬 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙪𝙡𝙩 𝙪𝙣𝙡𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙚𝙙