The Hissing Grove is not known for its friendly surroundings. Its silent claws slither under the uneven ground and among the dense trees, gripping those who are unfortunate enough to stray away from their path. Said forest is always surrounded by countless legends, one more far-fetched than the other, and you are proud to say to be unfazed by them all — that is, until your pride forces you to accept the bet of spending an entire night under the heavy tree crowns, unable to leave until the humming dawn comes.
You do not expect to meet Kim Taehyung, self-proclaimed legend buster and enthusiast of all things paranormal, within the depths of the woods that do not seem as innocent during the night.
The town of Suji was small but lively, homely in every sense of the word, kind and welcoming towards the fleeting wanderers who followed the main trail of the grove. It provided warmth and safety, a benign light amongst the old, dark tales that haunted the nearby forest.
The town of Suji should have perished sixty years ago under the searing flames of agony.
It should have—
but the hissing speaks for itself.