Myung-Ho and Seur-Chong from Dragon Hunter.
I love these guys so much. This picture is exactly how I wanted to start the new year - it contains all my feels. Seriously, such feels ♥
I'm struggling with what to write for this one. Given the slightly obscure nature of the source material I figure that many of you won't know much, if anything, about these characters or the story they are involved in. If you're not familiar with them, please just enjoy the image for what it is. If you do know a little about the story then this takes place during volume 12, a missing scene on the way to the gambling house.
"Oh, hey! Look, Myung-Ho, they have odeng! Odeng me!"
"I thought you were broke. Why are you buying snacks?"
"I was cheated out of my money. I'm not lowering my standards because that moron at the request office thinks I owe the Chunjoo."
"You do owe the Chunjoo. Besides, I'm not sure it's possible for you to lower your- OW!"
"Anyway, who says I was buying?"
"Me? I've just given you 20 billion nyang to pay off your debt, I'm not buying you food too."
"Don't worry. I took a little cash from Mong-Yeun..."
"You stole money from Miss Mong-Yeun? You-"
"I didn't steal it, idiot. She owed me, remember? From when she used my account to buy from Mr. Kim."
"That was... months ago."
"Times are hard, Myung-Ho. Sometimes you just have to call in your debts. Mong-Yeun understands."
"In that case I'd like my 20 billion nyang back."
"No can do! We've still got a 30 billion nyang debt to pay off-"
"How's your third eye tonight?"
"Gambling? Do we have to?"
"Depends. Do you ever want to eat again?"
"Sometimes I think you gave me the curse on purpose. Fine, I'll help. But only until we win the money to pay back the Chunjoo."
"You're the best, Myung-Ho! Here, have some hoddeok."
"I won't accept something you've bought with money stolen from Miss Mong-Yeun's pocket!"
"But you need to keep your strength up so we can cheat at cards! Besides, I bought this using your money so don't worry!"
(Did I mention I ship them hard?)
Dragon Hunter is a Korean comic by Seo Hong-Seock. An English version was released by Tokyopop but dropped after 18 of the 39 volumes, shortly before the company went bust. Even though the translation is incomplete I still do recommend it if you find it for sale. I love it more than I can express.