A waterfall was visible in the distance, nestled between a lake and the horizon.
The temperature was comfortably warm yet refreshing, something between summer and fall.
“Ah, this is nice.”
His eyes reddened slightly.
He felt overwhelmed for a moment as he looked at the beautiful landscape.
Woojin approached the lake.
The water was so clear that you could see right through it.
He found a spot by the water, sat down, and cleaned his dirty hands in the water.
And then, wouldn’t you know, hidden fish came swimming up to him.
They were about the size of small minnows.
As Woojin kept his hand still in the water, the fish began nibbling on his skin.
The ticklish sensation made him burst into laughter.
Next, he took off his shoes and socks and put his bare feet in the water.
The fish clung to his feet just like before.
“It’s similar to doctor fish.”
He had heard that doctor fish eat dead skin cells.
After spending a bit of time like this, Woojin finally stood up.
The sun was starting to set, so he had to hurry.
“Since I’m here, why not do car camping?”
Although Woojin didn’t have combat abilities, he had equivalent strength and agility.
In fact, he had a track record of taking down various monsters with his bare hands while working as a porter inside the gate.
Even if a wild beast attacked, he was confident that he could subdue it.
“Hmm, I don’t see any traces of wild animals around?”
After checking his surroundings, Woojin opened the Space Opening, climbed into the truck’s driver’s seat, and drove off.
The truck moved smoothly, perhaps due to his uncle’s diligent maintenance.
Of course, compared to a regular vehicle, the old truck felt a bit rough.
The truck stopped at the same spot where Woojin was before crossing the portal.
After getting out of the driver’s seat, Woojin installed a camera inside the camping box and went outside.
The scenery was truly beautiful.
He loved the feeling of being integrated into nature.
“Shall I prepare dinner?”
If you’re camping, you have to eat, of course.
Woojin entered the well-decorated camping box.
The space was small for two, but more than enough for one.
Before the sun set, he turned on the switch of the lantern, which looked like a gas lamp, and opened the window.
Despite the night approaching, the temperature didn’t drop much.
The thermometer showed 23 degrees.
The first thing he took out was a mini rice cooker.
Koreans indeed have a rice stomach. He washed the rice thoroughly, added a proper amount of water, and started cooking.
In time, the rice would be done.
Next, he took out a gas stove and a pot.
Today’s dish was ramen.
“…The real deal is ramen eaten in front of a lake.”
Usually, when camping, you cook your own food.
Ramen is technically cooking, right?
Justifying it to himself, he added a proper amount of water and waited for it to boil.
During that time, he took out a cutting board and a camping knife set.
Woojin neatly prepared the green onions and mushrooms on the foil-covered cutting board.
Once the prep work was done, the water boiled at the perfect timing, and he added the soup and noodles.
When he felt the noodles were cooked just right, he added the sliced green onions and mushrooms.
Lastly, he broke an egg that he had kept in the icebox into the pot, and it was done.
Instead of using a dish, Woojin scooped some noodles into the pot lid and ate from there.
He filled his mouth with noodles without breaking them and slowly chewed and swallowed. He had always received compliments about how delightfully he eats, so he was quite confident in his mukbang skills.
Just in time, the rice was ready.
Woojin carefully scooped out the rice from the rice cooker and added it to the pot.
Eating rice wrapped in ramen is a divine combination.
If only he had kimchi as well, it would have been perfect. He decided he needed to prepare a bit more thoroughly next time.
“I ate well.”
After finishing his meal, Woojin moved to the sink with a polite nod and did the dishes.
“I can’t see anything once it’s night.”
Beyond the window, darkness had fallen, and nothing was visible.
Woojin boiled water in a coffee pot and sipped on coffee as he sorted out his thoughts.
“What exactly is this dimensional movement ability?”
An extra-dimensional space that transcends dimensions.
It was an amazing power indeed.
Thanks to it, he could enjoy traveling without having to take long journeys.
But what kind of world is this?
“Sigh, I don’t know. No matter how much I think about it, I can’t find an answer.”
Woojin cleared away the chair and table, and laid out a pillow and blanket in their place.
* * *
The next morning.
His eyes snapped open at the small sounds of footsteps coming from the grassy field.
Since he had awakened and his physical abilities had enhanced, he had become more sensitive to surrounding noises.
Woojin quickly rolled up his blanket, put it and his pillow in a corner, and slightly opened the window.
A baby cat with white fur was approaching from his direction.
Interestingly, it had heterochromia, with one red eye and one blue.
The cat’s eyes were full of curiosity, and it seemed to be interested in the truck.
“You shouldn’t come here.”
At Woojin’s voice, the cat stopped in its tracks and stared intently at the window.
For some reason, the cat’s cry sounded sad.
It looked thin and seemed to have been starving for days.
“…What should I feed it?”
Woojin took out the lactose-free milk he had prepared for breakfast, put it in the coffee pot, and heated it slightly.
He then poured it into a small dish and stepped out of the camping box.
The cat, as if it had been waiting, approached Woojin and rubbed against his leg.
“Eat this and go. Understand?”
Woojin placed the dish on the ground.
As if it had been waiting, the cat quickly drank up the milk.
The milk was gone in no time.
“You ate well. Should I give you more?”
“Ha, do you understand what I’m saying?”
Woojin chuckled and poured the milk from the coffee pot into the dish.