“Will you be heading to the hospital now?”

Jin-Woo thought back to the Gate in Gwang-An-ri, but quickly stopped worrying about it.

His MP remained the same as before. Meaning, Beru and his ants were conquering the dungeon without encountering any problem at the

‘Well…. It’s not just any soldier but Beru, so it’ll be fine.’

There was no need to worry about the progress of the raid right now.

“Yes, I am.”

“Please, let me give you a ride there.”

“No, I’ll be fine.”

“Please, allow me. There is something else I wish to talk to you about on the way, as well.”

Jin-Woo initially declined thinking that the offer was made out of courtesy, but he nodded his head after seeing the earnest attitude of the
Association President.

“Alright, I will.”
Jin-Woo followed Goh Gun-Hui’s guidance and they both climbed into the back seat of the waiting car.

Even though it was a full-size saloon, the back seat felt cramped after Goh Gun-Hui’s huge frame and Jin-Woo’s wide shoulders climbed
aboard. Woo Jin-Cheol was sitting in the driver’s seat, and nodded his greeting through the rear-view mirror.

Jin-Woo also nodded slightly as his greeting.

The car slowly set forward and only then did the Association President stop hesitating and speak up.

“…In a way, you could say that today’s tragedy has been foretold in advance.”

His expression was hard.

On the other hand, Jin-Woo was feeling confused.

‘Does that mean the Association didn’t do anything about an incident they could have prevented in advance?’

Before his confusion had the chance to transform into anger, the Association President pulled out his phone and showed Jin-Woo its
display. It showed a graphical chart.

“This shows the increase in the Gate activity around the city of Seoul for the last six months.”

The dots drew a gentle curvature but when it got nearer to present, it suddenly spiked up steeply.

“And this side shows the stats from around the world.”

If the Association President didn’t make that clear, Jin-Woo might have mistaken them for two of the exact same thing. That was how
similar-looking the inclines in those two graphs were.

“The numbers of Gates appearing has spiked up noticeably throughout the world.”

Goh Gun-Hui’s complexion got darker and darker.

“However, that isn’t the only strange thing.”

He returned the phone back into his inner jacket pocket and carried on.

“People wanting to confirm their Awakened rankings are practically lining up in a long queue outside the Association every day now.”

The number of Gates where monsters come out was increasing, and at the same time, the number of Hunters who were supposed to
block the Gates was also increasing? As if to maintain a balance?
Seeing Jin-Woo’s interested expression, the Association President spoke in a complicated tone of voice.

“We think that…..”

Goh Gun-Hui ended his lengthy explanation while implying that it was only his personal hypothesis.

“….Something is changing.”

Jin-Woo nodded his head.

This was indeed interesting information. Anyone could tell something big was afoot from that data. Unfortunately, that didn’t mean Jin-Woo
could do anything about them right now. It was the same story for Goh Gun-Hui, as well.