Chapter 12

Translator: Sin | Editor: Nebosuke

 

‘Perfect.’

When Lee Chang-wan saw the flame that Kang Yoo-sik took control of, he could think only that word.

The flame, which was controlled without a shred of disarray through a double helix arrangement, showed that the surface, which even had a glossy surface, had decreased a consumption rate by less than five percent. 

Perfect control, as if it had been practiced for decades. Lee Chang-wan swallowed dry saliva in that flame.

‘This, this!’

Kang Yoo-sik also fully grasped the situation he was in. 

‘It’s because of the Kumkang Seonggol skill!’ 

At first, Kang had no idea why this happened, but he quickly figured out the reason. It was because it was Kang Yoo-sik who had been exposed to a lot of information before returning to the past. 

‘A healthy body can possess healthy mana.’

Muscle Mage Kouger Halapino, a future S-level hunter, proved that the body needs to be strong to build up mana well, which is perfect for Kang Yoo-sik’s situation. 

‘Before the return, the muscle strength and stamina stats were low because of the lung disease, and because of it I couldn’t use the magic properly.’ 

But this time, the Kumkang Seonggol skill cured his lung disease and gave him a healthier body.

As a result, Kang Yoo-sik is better at handling magic than before returning!

‘Kim Jin Hyuk, you son of a bitch……. He is suddenly disgusted again.’

If he didn’t have lung disease at that time, he might have learned the Guihwaok skill from Lee Chang-wan. 

When Kang Yoo-sik’s eyes were getting cold due to the strange mood that suddenly came up…

“That seize formula…….”

Out of shock, Lee Chang-wan asked in a quivering voice., “Are you sure you made it up?”

Isn’t it from someone else? When asked by Lee Chang-wan, Kang Yoo-sik simply answered, “Look for yourself.” 

A blue notification window popped up in the air where Kang Yoo-sik and Lee Chang-wan glanced over the contents..

[Double helix-Seize (C)] 

Skill of seizing mana by applying the arrangement of the double helix. 

Reducing the consumption rate of mana to the limit, this seize formula is the most efficient when used by ‘Kang Yoo-sik’. 

*It reduces mana consumption moderately.

*It maximizes mana consumption. (limited to Kang Yoo-sik)

“Huh…….” 

Lee Chang-wan, who read the skill information, thought it looked ridiculous. 

It was by no means easy to upgrade the skill to suit oneself, regardless of high or low level. 

In terms of the stage, it was the last one. By exaggerating a little, it was reaching the skill limit.

‘But you did it in a day.’ 

It was different from having great potential. He knew exactly what he could do, and he pulled it all out..

“I made a mistake the other day.” 

In terms of strength, it may not be as good as the student of the diamond class, but Lee Chang-wan thought Kang Yoo-sik was much more valuable. 

“You must learn my vision magic!” 

And no matter what happened, he decided to pass on his visionary magic.

“…….”

Kang Yoo-sik looked softly at Lee Chang-wan who looked at him with glaring eyes. 

Even if Kang asked Lee to teach it before returning, Lee who refused to teach was now eager to do so. 

Kang could not express it in words. 

‘Wow!’

The exhilaration sprang up frantically. 

Bitterness by being acknowledged in the past? A sense of despondency occurred by being acknowledged in this way? Kang didn’t have a grain of such a pretentious feeling..

What was the point of thinking such useless things when he was in front of Lee Chang-wan who was keen to teach him?

‘Yes, this is life…….’ 

To be honest, he had been having a hard time for 28 years, and this kind of treatment was enough to make it even. 

Being excited after a long time, Kang smiled inwardly and looked at Lee Chang-wan. 

“Um…….”

I’ll do my best. Lee Chang-wan looked a little awkward and nervous as if he expected the same answer.

With this potential, the amazing ‘time-based’ teachers, who only taught gold or diamond classes would be paying attention to it. 

He must have been worried that the successor he finally found might be stolen by someone else. 

‘Of course, if I go to another teacher, I might just reveal my capacity.’ 

How he showed the seize formula fully had many unknown factors, but it was possible by practicing his skill for a long time. 

If he went back and forth between different teachers to gain more, he would end up losing everything.

‘I have to be loyal.’ 

The goal of learning Lee Chang-wan’s vision magic remained unchanged. 

“Ugh…” 

However, treatment should be a little different from what it is now. 

“Are you all right?” 

Lee Chang-wan came in with a surprised look as Kang Yoo-sik staggered along with the fire. Kang Yoo-sik shook his eyes at the voice of concern.

And Kang murmured in a feeble, yet shamed voice, “Because I have a low mana stat…….” 

“Hmm. Is it mana exhaustion?” 

Though not yet exhausted, Kang Yoo-sik muttered, showing off that he lacked mana. 

“I don’t know if I can keep up with the class at this rate. If it’s like this, it’s just…….” 

“Wait, wait a minute!” 

Lee Chang-wan headed to the storage room containing materials in the image of Kang Yoo-sik slurring the end of his words and soon brought a familiar blue globulus. 

30 million won per unit of Taechungi globulus. It was good enough to maintain loyalty.

***

Kang Yoo-sik came out of Lee Chang-wan’s lab with a lighter body than before and checked his stats..

[Kang Yoo-sik] 

Strength: 70 Agility: 42 

Stamina: 70 Mana: 64 

Unique Skill: ‘Creditor’ 

Retention Skills: Kumkang Seonggol (E+), Mana Arrangement-Double Spiral (C), Double Helix-Seize (C)

Muscle strength and stamina, which were 48 and 44 respectively, rose to 70 thanks to the Kumkang Seonggol skill, while mana, which was 38, rose to 64 thanks to Taechungi globulus, which was from Lee Chang-wan. 

The total increase in stats was 74. Kang Yoo-sik’s stats, which were at the bottom of the silver class, rose to over 200, the average of the silver classes. 

‘I think it took five years to raise the stats this much before I returned…….’ 

Due to lung disease, the strength and stamina did not rise terribly, so only the mana and agility were deformed, and there were many defects…

On the other hand, even if the agility was a little low this time, the rest rose in a balanced manner, so it would not be a problem for future growth. 

‘Kim Jin Hyuk, you son of a bitch……. I’ll just hit him one time?’ 

Thinking that his prior return life was all twisted by a single stabbing from Kim Jin-hyuk, he suddenly felt the pain even though it had already healed.

Kang Yoo-sik felt bad as he was walking with looming eyes while scrubbing the wound. 

“Ah.”

He met Kim Jin-hyuk, who was waiting in front of his accommodation. 

“Oh, what is it? Have you been waiting for me?” 

Seeing Kim Jin-hyuk, Kang Yoo-sik hid his discomfort a little while ago and spoke casually to him. 

It was a bit annoying, but he didn’t want to lose the good state of debt-increasing people even if he did nothing.

“…….”

However, Kim Jin-hyuk did not give any answer to such sincere consideration. 

As if time had stopped, Kang Yoo-sik had a mysterious look on his face. 

“What are you doing?” 

When asked by Kang Yoo-sik, Kim Jin-hyuk’s lips were trembling, and soon he asked with a quivering voice. 

“Does the wound……hurt?” 

When asked by Kim Jin-hyuk, Kang Yoo-sik finally found his hand touching the wound, and lowered it down quickly.

“I just touched it a little. You know it’s cured.”

“…….”

“No, it’s real.” 

Repeatedly, Kim Jin-hyuk’s eyes trembled and his breath became a little rough. Kang’s eyes were slightly frowned upon by the familiar symptoms. 

‘You son of a bitch. You must have had trauma.’ 

For Kang Yoo-sik, who returned after the accident, it felt like 28 years ago, but for Kim Jin-hyuk, it was still less than two weeks. 

No matter how completely cured and forgiven they were, the mental scars will remain. 

‘And I think it’s counterproductive to be close to each other.…’ 

Kang Yoo-sik was thinking about how to deal with this annoying guy.

[The debt of debtor ‘Kim Jin-hyuk’ will be increasing.]

[The debt level of debtor ‘Kim Jin-hyuk’ goes up to B-level. A collection list has been added.]

A pop-up system window. Kang Yoo-sik looked surprised at the debt rating which suddenly went up one notch. 

‘Oh, what is it? Is it going up from this situation?’ 

Judging from the circumstances, the guilt seemed to have raised the debt of mind, but it was the first time he had not done anything like that before he returned. 

When Kang Yoo-sik was happy with unexpected gains, the condition of Kim Jin-hyuk standing aside got worse and worse.

“I, I’m sorry… … I’m sorry… …everything, it’s all my fault…….” 

As the debt rating rose one notch, tears fell from Kim Jin-hyuk’s eyes and he began to mutter like a madman, maybe because of increased guilt.

At the present rate of progress, the debt rating was likely to rise to A-level as if riding an escalator, but Kang Yoo-sik decided after a while to think about what to do. 

‘Kim Jin Hyuk. Collection List.’

[Kim Jin-hyuk]

*Stat: Muscle strength, agility, stamina, mana 

*Skills: Avoid acceleration (B), Foresight(B) 

*Unawaken Skills: Deadly Counter (A), One Wheel Sword Shield (A) ……

*Abnormal state: Guilt increase (recommendation), dependence increase (recommendation) ……

‘Is it because he has evolved up to B-level? There are a lot of different kinds.’ 

Kang can learn not only two B-level skills that Kim Jin-hyuk learned today but also skills below A-level skills that had not yet awakened. 

However, skills with too high ratings were likely to consume a lot of debt, so Kang Yoo-sik decided to bring something more suitable. 

‘Spear-thunder-pace.’

[Debtor ‘Kim Jin-hyuk’ will be enforced, collecting skill ‘Spear-thunder-pace (C)’.] 

[The debt rating of debtor ‘Kim Jin-hyuk’ will be adjusted to D-level.]

The spear-thunder-pace skill was naturally collected by Kang Yoo-sik, and Jin-hyuk’s eyes, which had become murky as his debt rating was adjusted, became slightly clearer. 

However, Kang Yoo-sik didn’t miss the chance and grabbed his shoulder because he still had the feeling.

“Jin-hyuk, look at my eyes.” 

In a strong tone, Kim Jin-hyuk hesitated and made eye contact, and Kang Yoo-sik asked, making his eyes as nice as possible, “Do you think I’m blaming you?”

“…….”

“You think I’m blaming you for a small scar on my chest?” 

Kim Jin-hyuk bowed slightly and shook his head at the repeated questions from Kang Yoo-sik. 

“No…….” 

At the tearful answer, Kang gently patted Kim’s shoulder which he had grasped tightly. 

“I know why you’re having a hard time. You can’t get rid of it quickly even if I forgive you. But please don’t think I might resent you.” 

Even though he didn’t want to say it, Kang Yoo-sik wet his lips with his tongue and spoke in the softest voice possible.

“You and I are friends.”

“…….”

At the last word, Kim Jin-hyuk’s shoulders were faintly shaking, and Kang Yoo-sik, who saw it, realized that it had been resolved and patted his shoulder. 

That was the last word to be rewarded for trauma treatment. 

“You owe me this today, too. I’ll pay you back if you don’t pay me back with more interest!” 

Kim Jin-hyuk still shed tears and nodded violently at Kang Yoo-sik’s sincere shouting.

[The debt of debtor ‘Kim Jin-hyuk’ will be increasing.]

[The debt level of debtor ‘Kim Jin-hyuk’ goes up to C-level. A collection list has been added.]

Rather than getting a reply, Kang Yoo-sik yelled for delight at the system window. 

‘This is the real charm of the investment.’ 

After collecting the skills, the debt rating, which fell to D-level, also rose to C-level again, and above all, Kim Jin-hyuk’s mind, which was almost gone, was also back to a good state.

At this rate, the rapid growth of character due to the ‘leader’ skill would extend in a way that was useful to him without a rush. 

‘Well, may I forgive his past mistakes a little?’

Kang Yoo-sik, who decided to forgive, shook off his earlier complaints and asked Kim Jin-hyuk, who was gradually calming down. 

“What are you doing here? You’re going to ask me to have dinner with you?” 

“Oh……that’s right. There’s something someone asked me to give to you.” 

“……To me?” 

Nodding his head, Kim Jin-hyuk took the envelope out of his pocket. Kang Yoo-sik looked at the envelope with a curious look on his face and read it.

“……Hahaha.” 

The corners of his mouth went up.

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