Trash of the Count’s Family – Chapter 608 – Even if it takes my last breath (8)

“Are all of my thoughts being read?”

– Yeah. I saw it all.

Cale closed his eyes for a moment after hearing the original Kim Rok Soo of this body respond.

Kim Rok Soo added on at that moment.

– Including your past. All of it. I saw all of it.

Cale could hear that Kim Rok Soo’s voice was slightly shaking.

Twenty years old.

The Kim Rok Soo of this world was still young and had not experienced a lot of things.

But he had seen Lee Soo Hyuk and many others die, team leader Kim Rok Soo who continued to live even after their deaths, and even his life as Cale Henituse after that.

Even if he was a cold and stoic bastard, these were extremely difficult memories for the twenty years old Kim Rok Soo to process.

– … You’ve suffered quite a bit.

This was the thought that Kim Rok Soo had after looking at Cale.

“We need to stop suffering. And that’s both you and I.”

‘And the others as well.’

These were Cale’s honest desires.

Choi Jung Soo and Jae Ha-Jung, who were next to Cale, understood what Cale was mumbling to himself and stopped moving for a moment.

They didn’t know why he was mumbling like this, but the fact that he was saying such a thing on the battlefield made their hearts hurt.

“Commander-nim-”

Jae Ha-Jung subconsciously called out to Cale.

He couldn’t stand not calling out to him during this pitiable situation.

But Cale heard the Super Rock’s voice at that moment.

– Cale.

Cale’s eyes clouded over.

The pain had lessened.

It was less than half of what it used to be.

– I can’t see because your eyes are closed on the other side, but the attacks on the black orb surrounding you have disappeared.

– He’s right. The shock transferring from the black orb to your body is gone!

The Fire of Destruction added on with excitement.

Cale realized it at that moment.

It wasn’t that the attacks toward the black orb have stopped.

‘…Raon!’

He was certain that Raon’s shield was protecting the black orb.

His friends were also defending against the attacks headed toward him inside the black orb.

‘They’re doing well.’

His friends were doing a good job.

Cale’s eyes filled with energy.

It had been about 1 hour and 30 minutes since the battle had started.

That meant that it would soon be dawn on the other side.

“Heh.”

Cale let out a short chuckle.

It was at that moment.

– You’re at your limit.

It was the voice of the glutton priestess.

Cale nodded his head.

She was right.

He was at his limit.

– You can’t faint.

Putting the White Star’s attacks on the other side aside, Kim Rok Soo’s body would not be able to handle it and he would faint if he used any more of his ancient powers.

Cale slowly raised his head.

“Y, you’re getting up?”

Choi Jung Soo and Jae Ha-Jung quickly supported Cale.

Cale raised his head and could see the battlefield that was bright from numerous people’s light abilities.

It was bright even though it was night time.

“…Huuuuuu.”

Cale slowly started to catch his breath.

The pain was only half of what it was before, but it was still painful.

“Everybody is doing well.”

Cale started to think.

‘My friends here are doing well too.’

– Hey. You cannot die.

He heard this world’s Kim Rok Soo’s voice.

Cale could not die right now as he mentioned.

‘That’s why I should rest for a bit. I can’t let anybody die. I can’t die either. I will definitely survive.’

He had persisted through everything until now so that he could survive.

He needed to survive in order to be able to create a small farm and be a slacker.

He would achieve everything he’s wanted to achieve.

– Yes. Let’s chat some more while you rest.

As Cale started to smile after hearing the shaking voice of the young Kim Rok Soo…

Booboobooboooooom—-.

The trees stopped moving.

“Mm!”
“Ah.”

The others quickly understood what was going on.

Everybody’s heads turned toward the watchtower on top of a tree.

They could see their commander looking down at the battlefield while being supported by two people.

Someone started to speak.

“Don’t stop the attacks!”

The trees had stopped.

That meant that there was nothing to hold the yellow monster down anymore.

“Roooooooooooooooar!”

Crack, crack.

The yellow monster started to twist its body and roar out loud.

But nobody was complaining about the fact that the trees were no longer helping them fight this monster.

“Don’t waste this opportunity that the Commander-nim has created for us!”
“Attack some more before the trees are completely destroyed!”

Everybody knew what they needed to do and started to move even without Cale giving any orders.

This was not the case for only the people involved in the attack.

Lee Seung Won, who was stationed in a large area on one side of the castle wall…

He was currently using his Recording ability.

“Commander Kim Rok Soo’s attacks have stopped. But the trees he created are still present and the attack squads are using them as support to attack as much as possible before the trees are destroyed.”

Everything happening on the battlefield was being recorded through his mouth.

Kim Rok Soo had said something to them.

‘We need to record everything that happens. It is for the future.’

Lee Seung Won didn’t have any power to join the fight, but he was fighting in his own way.

He was thinking that recording everything was his way of fighting.

He turned to the side.

Kim Min Joon, who had the Message ability, had tens of walkie-talkies around him as he delivered information all around.

“Squad 7! Squad 5 says they are about to move up to attack. Please support them from behind!”

– Got it.

“Squad 2. Long-distance attacks will soon start coming from the 3 o’clock direction. Please keep that in mind.”

– Yes, sir.

Lee Seung Won’s older sister, Lee Jin Joo, ran into the castle with a document Kim Min Joon created for him.

“Mr. Min Joon. I just need to read all of this, right?”
“Yes. Please help everyone not be so anxious.”
“Yes, sir!”

She would use her Amplification ability to inform the people inside the shelter about what was going on and lessen their anxiety.

Everybody was fighting.

Lee Seung Won saw an ability user speak to Joo Ho-Shik at that moment.

“Mr. Joo Ho-Shik, are you not participating in the battle?”

He was someone who had seen Joo Ho-Shik’s abilities when they took care of the blue head last time.

Lee Seung Won could see the stiff expression on Joo Ho-Shik’s face.

He had his arms crossed as he shook his head.

“I wish to fight, but I cannot go to the battlefield.”

Grandma Kim and Doctor Kang. Joo Ho-Shik was next to them along with Jang Man Soo.

“Mr. Joo Ho-Shik, wouldn’t your ability make it so that our attacks become stronger?”

They could use his faith to amplify their attacks.

That power would be very useful on this battlefield.

Joo Ho-Shik knew this as well.

But he could not do that today.

“My faith will be focused on healing today.”

The numerous healing-type ability users who were gathered here heard a tired voice through Kim Min Joon’s walkie-talkie at that moment.

– We are moving the first round of injured people.

Everybody looked toward the walkie-talkie.

It was Kim Rok Soo’s voice.

– Our number one goal is everyone’s survival.

His voice was coming out of not just Kim Min Joon’s walkie-talkie but the walkie-talkies of all of the squad leaders.

– Move all of our injured comrades.

To have the person next to you survive…

There was no battle more difficult than that.

Kim Min Joon, who knew that was the case, listened quietly before starting to speak.

“Commander-nim-”

Grandma Kim made a comment as he was unable to finish what he was saying.

“Rok Soo, we should probably bring you over first.”

Cale put his mouth to the walkie-talkie and responded to the concerned voice he heard through it.

“I am okay.”

– …Haaaaaaaa.

He could hear Grandma Kim sighing after hearing his response.

– You need to get healed.

Cale immediately responded after Grandma Kim asked once more.

“It is useless.”

Cale was telling the truth about other people’s healing abilities being useless to him right now.

The attacks on Cale Henituse’s body on the other side and the rebound from using his ancient powers…

Neither of those were things he could take care of on this side.

All they could do was lessen some fatigue.

‘That is why it is more beneficial to use their powers on other injured people rather than me.’

But the others did not hear Cale’s words the same way.

– It is useless.

Doctor Kang subconsciously started to shout once he heard those words through the walkie-talkie.

“What do you mean it’s useless?! You need to have faith that all illnesses can be cured!”
“That’s right. You must have faith.”

The injured members of the attack squads were being moved over as Joo Ho-Shik quietly added on.

Once the first group of injured people arrived while being supported by their fellow squad members…

– Please heal the others first.

They all heard their commander’s voice.

– I am okay.

Silence filled the castle wall at that moment.

– Until later then.

Cale’s walkie-talkie then disconnected.

They heard someone start to swear after a few seconds of silence.

“That rotten son of a bitch.”

It was Joo Ho-Shik.

The person who always calmly said, ‘I have faith,’ and seemed quite serene was angry even though his face still looked calm.

“Fine, let’s go until I faint.”

Joo Ho-Shik pointed to the injured people.

“Please lay down.”

Doctor Kang pulled up his sleeves while Grandma Kim headed over to the injured people with the other healing ability users.

Joo Ho-Shik started to speak to the injured.

“You guys will definitely get better. You will all become energetic. Do you understand?”

The injured kept their mouth shut after seeing the look in Joo Ho-Shik’s eyes. Joo Ho-Shik didn’t care and started to speak to the two elderly healers next.

“Grandma, grandpa, please have the same belief. No, everybody here needs to believe that.”

The belief that all of the injured will get better.

The belief that everybody would survive.

Joo Ho-Shik pulled off his white jacket and threw it to the side.

“That is how my faith can be as strong as possible.”

An aura started to appear around his body that was full of scars.

He clasped his hands together and started to shout.

“I have faith!”

He believed it would happen.

He believed that everybody here would survive.

The reason behind it was simple.

It wasn’t because he believed in Grandma Kim and Doctor Kang’s abilities.

And Kim Rok Soo.

That damn Commander’s actions and words.

The warmth hidden underneath those words…

Those were what gave him even more certainty and faith than anything else.

Joo Ho-Shik didn’t know it yet, but his faith in Cale was stronger and more certain than any faith he had ever had in anything before.

His ability started to explode, similar to the aura that was becoming stronger around his body.

His ability shot up as if it was exploding stronger than ever before.

He was not the only person going through such a situation.

Similar to how Lee Soo Hyuk’s ability had grown to where he could even slash through sound…

Similar to how Joo Ho-Shik’s faith was more certain that ever…

Similar to how Kim Min Joon continued to slam against his limits to create more walkie-talkies as needed…

Similar to how Grandma Kim, Doctor Kang, and the others were desperately using their healing abilities for the injured…

People all around were reaching the limits of their abilities and exploding past them.

Plop.

A hand holding a walkie-talkie weakly fell to the ground at that moment.

Choi Jung Soo was slightly shocked and quickly started to ask.

“Are you really okay?”

He could hear Cale mumble something instead of responding to him.

“…This is enough.”

Choi Jung Soo looked as if he was about to cry as he responded to the weak voice.

“Yeah! This is enough!”

They were able to injure the monster’s eyes and slash the monster’s poisonous fangs because Kim Rok Soo had held the monster down.

They had finally been able to land some successful attacks and the atmosphere on the battlefield had changed.

The trees were no longer moving but everybody was trying to prolong this environment that their Commander had created for them as long as possible.

But they could not be completely happy.

The moment the trees stopped…

Crackle! Crack!

“Rooooooooooooar—!”

The yellow monster started to move more intensely than before and started to destroy the tree roots and branches.

It looked extremely intense that most people would find it difficult to even approach it.

Choi Jung Soo started to frown while looking at it, but his frown loosened up after he saw something else.

He saw a smile.

He saw that Cale was smiling.

“…They will grow stronger now.”
“Huh?”

Cale started to think while seeing the change in the atmosphere.

This was enough.

The wheels had started to turn one by one now.

“If the hunter is weaker than the prey…”

Numerous hunters were waking up.

“You just need to make the hunters grow stronger.”

The unranked monsters that showed up became stronger each time one appeared.

But humans managed to survive and create a new society.

It was because they continued to grow through the dangerous situations.

Humans learn and continue to grow stronger as they put in the effort.

And they survive.

Until finally…

They can work together to hunt the monsters.

‘By the time morning arrives…’

Cale looked around at his surroundings that were bright even though it was night time.

Once the Cale Henituse on the other side and his friends successfully made it past the day…

Once morning arrives on this side…

“The hunters’ counterattack will start.”

* * *

– Crown prince, are you okay?

“Ugh!”

Alberu clenched the hand holding Taerang, his white spear.

His palm was numb.

He heard Raon’s voice again.

– Hey crown prince! Is it time to get started with phase 2?

Dawn had arrived on this side.

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25 Replies to “Trash of the Count’s Family – Chapter 608 – Even if it takes my last breath (8)”

    1. Reader

      I love how theres just paragraphs after paragraphs of admiration and adoration in the comment section about how much we all love cale as a person :”))

      His body might be weak, and he might always cough up blood and might fall and faint. He might be weak, but at the same time he is so, so overwhelmingly strong. And that’s what’s amazing. It’s normal and ‘human’ to be weak, and his ‘weakness’ is a form of sacrifice to the people he cherishes and loves.

      In this sense, weakness is also strength. His weakness is not a weakness, because the love and affection he holds for his cherished people is also simultaneously a ‘strength’.

      Man why am I preaching about fictional characters at 1 am caleism is messing with my brain (and sleep schedule) and I’m happy about it

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  1. The Vice Chair Lady for Caleism cult

    This is just so heartwarming. Without even knowing, these ppl fighting alongside cale has unknowingly developed a sense of trust to Cale. I like how the bonds are so beautifully illustrated in TCF. This is so touching. Cale’s sacrificing are being well paid back by the others as their bondings have become tighter than ever. The fact that cale is using himself as an example to teach the others to grow is just amazing. I like our young master nim so much!

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  2. Athena

    At this point, I understand how these gods are crazy over Cale. I mean, I’m crazy for him too! Despite many hilarious misunderstandings, Cale really is a good person no matter how many times he said he is not. He’s such an amazing human being who always helps and teaches the other even tho in the end it’s for his own benefit.
    But by doing so, both Cale and the people he has helped could move forward and create another bright tomorrow together
    Really, isn’t this driving you nuts?

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    1. Chii3 the Caleism

      Yes. Cale is desirable child. From every person perspective even from the God and others.. he really is a good person. Cale is not innocent nor he is annoyingly stubborn. His efficienty, his warmth, and his will for the greater future is amusing. Is awesome. Is remarkable. Its… unbelievable. Yet very lovable.. who wouldn’t in love with him?

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  3. asaltedgrilledfish

    YOU LOTS ARE MY FRIENDS!!!!!
    I am sad as whenever I talked about this novel to my friends, they would just ignore it since it does not have romance in it (sad life when your friends like romance genre and you’re the only one who is different)
    so they can’t understand why I am crazy for Cale/Rok Soo even when I already give em summary (or I’m the one who is bad at story telling) or why am I always reread this novel like there is no others (even tho I do re-read kusuriya too) ಥ‿ಥ

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    1. Magic&Myths

      They’re really missing out. I usually only read stories with at least some romance in them myself, but this story sounded interesting enough that I figured I’d give it a try just to see, and boy am I glad I did! This is hands down one of the best novels I’ve ever read, maybe even THE best, and honestly, if there was romance in this I think it would ruin it. You should tell your friends to give it a try for maybe the first 50 or 60 chapters and tell them that even someone who mainly reads romance novels really loves this novel. It’s good to at least try something new before you say you don’t like it.

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    2. Isola~

      To be honest, I usually read only romantic themes before but in this case, the lack of “romance” in this novel is surprisingly one of its lovely points! Because of the lack of a “partner/s”, we have seen how other types of love and relationship have flourished and how they are not any less than romantic or erotic love.

      I still can’t forget how Cale was supported by Grandpa Eruhaben-nim after using his ancient powers and how he understood that Cale wants to eat meat! This is only one among those other genuine moments which is truly precious.

      *Sighh, this is just the sentimental old me speaking*

      I have recommended this to my bestfriend but they seem to not have read it yettt (ㆁωㆁ)

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    3. Coffee Lemon

      I reccomend it to anyone who says they need something to read/watch.
      I said Im in love with it, and the rest are mostly neutral information like the plot, world building, characters, the feel of their relationships, I also add a few minor things I don’t like.
      Then they can make their own choice, most of them added to their reading list (it’s not fully translated in my language so I have to choose the ones that are quite good at English as well)

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  4. Lulu

    While im mending my broken heart to a relationship that wasted for 6 years, this story is the only one who can comfort me and im glad ive read this story. Been rereading for a couple of times and still great as always

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  5. Hiraite Neko

    I guess that world’s Kim Rok Soo can just continue living as he is even if Cale left his body~💕
    He knows all Cale’s memories after all~ (*´ω`*) everyone can cut him some slack too until he gets the Record ability.

    ♡o(╥﹏╥)o ♥♡

    On another note, I guess the other Recording ability from the Lee lil bro was like voice recprding only, i thought he can also show images or videos along with it but i guess that’s fine too..

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  6. ayyooidk

    Im… just at lost of word at how much im… in love with this novel
    so ill just continue appreciating single moment
    everyone else is saying my thoughts better than i

    > “That rotten son of a bitch.”

    > It was Joo Ho-Shik.

    > The person who always calmly said, ‘I have faith,’ and seemed quite serene was angry even though his face still looked calm.

    i like how even side character who is mentioned ONCE can have a lot of development
    look at him!
    u can think at first that he is selfish dumb but then understand thst he is kind as well that he is not simple as blank paper!!
    i really like every character of this novell and im gonna miss everyone

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  7. ri

    This is probably one of my favourite chapters. It’s so uplifting to see everyone banding together and trusting in cale and their allies, and pushing forward to protect themselves, then allies, friends, family, strangers alike.

    Man I love this novel so much.

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  8. zaneia_15

    ATHOUR-NIM I LOVE YOUU😭😭😭
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CREATING TCF, IF IT WEREN’T BECAUSE OF YOU I COULD HAVE NEVER MET A GUY LIKE CALE😭😭😭

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  9. Yurianna

    I can finally see who kim rok soo really is now. He was someone who suffered a lot but as he said “Humans continue to learn and grow as they put effort. And then survive.” not only did krs not let the despair of being abused as a child and having to run away, put his pride aside etc. To survive, he also had to watch his new family and friends die and soon found out it was for him. But he never gave up, he continued to grow and grow stronger whether it be will or strength. He didn’t give up and continued to dream, and this just goes to show how powerful he truly is no matter how many times they try to shaken him up. When I saw the line he said about humans growing and soon surviving really made me think that this made him pull through all the despair. Thank you for this chapter!!

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  10. A Certain Wind Element

    Remember when the biggest conflict was Cale accidentally screwing up white star’s plans?

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  11. pls join caleism we need more members

    i’ve finally figured out the positions everybody

    captain of the holy knights, clopeh sekkah
    saint, joo ho-sik
    pope, the white thing

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  12. Joyful Dragon

    Cale is probably the best MC I’ve ever read so far. His character is simply just *chefs kiss* he’s not your typical meathead op MC, he is intelligent, practical, cunning &ruthless as needed but at the same time you can clearly see he’s truly a good person deep inside his core, you can feel his warmth, his love for others (despite his constant denial lol) willingness for sacrifice (tho he doesn’t admit it) for the better future. He is definitely the ideal hero in my book, not just someone who spouts blind ideals and moral values and whatnot, defeating evil one after another or some shit, but you can just feel it in your bones that this person/character is truly deserving of respect and inspiring. Thats certainly what I’ve felt for Cale after reading all this time. He is simply an inspiring person and a born hero if u ask me. Ugh. I love Cale so much

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  13. Beliver of the Silver Light-nim

    Thank you for the chapter 🖤

    I wanted to say a lot of things about this chapter, but I won’t do it because I found myself lost in all the admiration and love that I feel for Cale. I don’t even have enough words to describe all my feelings for him and this novel ( ♡o♡,,)

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  14. Tomo

    ( ; ^ ; )ゞCommander.

    I truly see why the gods love you, Cale-nim. His soul is very pure. I dont mean this in the conventional way, like innocent or whatever. Its… intense, strong, and cannot be tainted.

    Genuinely, genuinely, i truly respect him and author-nim.

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  15. JustaReader

    This chapter was so powerful.
    Kim Rok Soo now Cale Henituse, you are an inspiration. I’m very proud of you. And you deserve rest and happiness alongside your friends.

    “You guys will definitely get better. You will all become energetic. Do you understand?”

    The injured kept their mouth shut after seeing the look in Joo Ho-Shik’s eyes. Joo Ho-Shik didn’t care and started to speak to the two elderly healers next.

    LMAO PLEASE he sounds so threatening XD I love this boi

    Thanks for the chapters!

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  16. Maverick Firefly

    You guys be saying everything in my mind, I love you

    I love you too, author. Thank you for creating and delivering such a great story and such lovable characters, especially Cale who I’d die for. My admiration for you knows no boundaries, Yoo Ryeo Han author-nim.

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