Chapter 23

Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse

 

‘I didn’t expect he would come.’ 

Kang Yoo-sik had a curious look at Lee Byung-ho staring at him. 

Since Kang had a deal with Nam Young-il and Lee Soo-ah this time, he had predicted that the Changeun guild, where the two hunters belonged, would take up a positive attitude.  

But he didn’t expect that they would send Lee Byung-ho, the eldest son of the eldest one of the guild leaders, directly. 

‘It’s a little surprising, but……what’s wrong with him?’

Lee Byung-ho had appeared as if he would run into Kang right away and didn’t move a single step. 

All the people around him focused on the strange situation, and Lee Byung-ho frowned even more as if he didn’t like it.

Kang Yoo-sik was watching him quietly. 

“What are you looking at?”

Lee Byung-ho looked at the students around him. 

“Get out.” 

It was a short and bold remark.

The order slightly hurt the feelings of students around Kang Yoo-sik and Kim Jin-hyuk, but no one complained.

No matter how wealthy their families were, they were no match for Lee Byung-ho, the grandson of the Changeun guild leader. 

” ……shit.”

“I’ll see you again next time.” 

“Please contact me.”

The students who left a short message scattered in all directions and the students of Silver Class quickly headed to the restaurant.

An empty road, except for a few people who still lingered and glanced. Kang Yoo-sik was admiring his tidying things up. 

Whoo-hoo!

It was a sudden pressure on the surroundings.

At that familiar sense, Kang Yoo-sik looked ahead with a strange look, and Lee Byung-ho, who raised his mana with a violent enough to shake the tip of his hair, was seen. 

‘Is this a return match?’ 

It seemed that Lee Byung-ho was angry due to the last event. Kang Yoo-sik, who was supposed to deal with him roughly, sent waves of mana by clapping his hands as before.

Ping—!

Lee Byung-ho’s mana, which wriggled like a wave, shook off my mana wave. 

‘Huh. You didn’t just come for fun.’ 

Kang wondered if he prepared enough this time, but Lee Byung-ho did enough preparation. 

When Kang Yoo-sik looked at him as if he was surprised, Lee Byung-ho stopped using the mana and shouted. 

“Did you think the same trick would work? You idiot!” 

“Uh……right?”

“Hahaha!! That cheap trick won’t work at all!” 

Lee Byung-ho shouted as if he was so happy. Kang Yoo-sik looked at him with a strange look and raised his hand again. 

Lee Byung-ho smiled and boosted his mana.

Bam! 

“Huh?!!”

A big flame burst out in front of Lee Byung-ho. 

Bam—

“Argh!”

Lee Byung-ho’s body, which was hit by a mana wave while his concentration was distracted, was bent and looked up with a teary face.

“You……you…… You coward……” 

“Oh, you stand firm.”

He must have learned how to hold out since he had been hit last time, although he should have fallen right away because he was boosting his mana. 

At the talent of the future S-level Hunter, Kang Yoo-sik smiled and raised his hand. 

“Good.”

Clap clap clap—!

“Argh!”

Lee Byung-ho, who spat out a death cry, collapsed on the floor with foam in his mouth, and several people watching from afar rushed to the clinic carrying Lee Byung-ho on their back.

Looking at the third-rate sitcom-like figure, Kang Yoo-sik muttered with a slightly puzzled look. 

‘What the hell did you want to do…….’

He came here to do something, but it got screwed up because of his personality that he didn’t want to compromise. 

Thinking that he would come back soon, Kang Yoo-sik headed to the restaurant.

“Um…….”

Kang Kim Jin-hyuk’s face with his eyes frowned as if something was missing. 

“What’s wrong? Is there something wrong?” 

“Huh? No. It’s not like that…….” 

Kim Jin-hyuk, who shook his head, muttered lowly, looking in the direction where Lee Byung-ho was taken.

“I thought he was still immature…….”

***

“……let me talk to you for a minute.” 

It was lunchtime after the morning class. 

Kang Yoo-sik smiled at Lee Byung-ho standing in front of the school cafeteria with a pale look. 

“Now you’re a little quiet, huh?” 

“Shut up!”

Lee Byung-ho shouts with a reddish face. Kang Yoo-sik looked at him like a child.

‘You’re immature.’ 

The average age of the Sungjin Military Academy students was about 21 years old, with a high proportion usually between 18 and 23. 

However, each person had a different period of awakening his talent, so sometimes there were old or young students, and Lee Byung-ho was one of them.

‘I think you are 16 years old now.’ 

He was a sophomore, so he had entered school at 15 years old. 

Lee Byeong-ho, who had awakened his talent earlier than others and entered the Seongjin Military Academy at a young age, went up to the Gold Class with an immature body and was called a genius.

‘The problem is that he is rude…….’ 

He had provoked Kang to a fight, but he was shouting at Kang now. Everyone could agree with it. 

If there weren’t Changeun Guild behind him, Kang would have kicked his ass.

‘Well, you still look like a guest, so let’s talk.’ 

Lee Byung-ho’s character might not make it easy to make debt, but Kang should still have a chance at anything.

Looking at perverse Lee Byung-ho, Kang Yoo-sik asked him with folded arms.

“So what?” 

“Did you say what? How dare a freshman spoke impolitely to sophomore…….” 

“Then can a 16-year-old speak informally to a 17-year-old? Don’t talk nonsense and just get to the point before you will be sent to the clinic again.”

Flinch! 

Lee Byung-ho shook his body when Kang Yoo-sik raised his hand. 

The young master, who had rarely felt pain in his life, has suffered terrible pain twice, so he has no choice but to be wary. 

“I want to have a conversation with you about the level piece from the Blood Wolf.”

“Ah……that.” 

The only level piece had come out of Blood Wolf’s body that had burned down without leaving a hair. 

Kang didn’t get the piece because Changeun Guild took it to study, but it seemed that the investigation was over. 

‘Well, it’s only an excuse, but…….’

But if they had left the deal to a naive guy like Lee Byung-ho, they had got a pretty good offer. 

Pretending to be agonizing for a while to make him irritated, Kang Yoo-sik nodded. 

“Okay. Let me listen to you.” 

“Then shall we go to a good restaurant out there…….”

“We already had a meal.” 

Lee Byung-ho’s eyes trembled at Kang Yoo-sik’s answer, and soon he took a deep breath and answered.

“Then what about a coffee shop…….”

“I don’t want to go there.” 

“Then where do you want to go!”

Kang Yoo-sik looked around the area as Lee Byung-ho was screaming, unable to control his anger. 

Kang could not see where she was hiding this time, but Hwang Hwi-chan must have ordered Cha Si-hyun to watch me.

‘Let’s take this opportunity to take her.’

Namgoong Ryun’s class had not been scheduled yet, and Lee Chang-wan had also left, leaving him free this afternoon. 

“Let’s talk while walking in the garden to digest.” 

“What, what?”

“Oh, and Jin-hyuk will go with you because I caught the Blood Wolf with him.” 

“Uh, uh?”

Kang Yoo-sik, who tapped the embarrassed Kim Jin-hyuk’s shoulder, first moved to the garden, and the other two stared blankly at his back. 

And realizing that there was no option not to follow behind Kang, they took a quick step and followed him. 

“Argh……damn……why would I…….” 

“Hmm. Stay here……?”

Lee Byung-ho was walking with his teeth grinding, and Kim Jin-hyuk looked strange as to whether the situation was awkward. 

When Kang Yoo-sik saw them, he asked a question walking slowly. 

“So, what do you want to say? Let’s finish before we go round the garden.” 

“……the level piece from the Blood Wolf. We accidentally destroyed it during the study, so we decided to compensate for it.”

“Really? How much are you going to give me?”

When Kang Yoo-sik asked without hesitation, Lee Byung-ho answered with a slight embarrassment. 

“Blood extract, a C-level weapon in the piece. It’s 25 million won at market value, but we decided to compensate 50 million won for scarcity.” 

“Then do Jin-hyuk and I get 25 million won each?” 

“Uh……uh?”

Lee Byung-ho, who ignored Kim Jin-hyuk, nodded. 

“That’ll be. We’ll arrange the payment in cash or with something of a similar price as you like.” 

“Hmm. That’s nice.” 

Even if it was from the theme dungeon, it was normal C-level equipment. It was a good trade because they got double the price. 

Kang Yoo-sik was satisfied with the proper gift.

“And…….” 

Lee Byung-ho suddenly bit his lips and began to look around. 

“Hmm…….”

“Hey, hide.”

The students who followed him secretly hid here and there, and Lee Byung-ho’s face became frowned upon as he checked the number. 

‘That’s why I wanted to go to the restaurant……!’ 

However, going to the restaurant would not affect the result. 

Because the order he had received from his grandfather had to be done in front of people.

‘Hmm. Sounds like a pretty interesting offer…….’ 

Kang Yoo-sik looked at him of suffering, and Lee Byung-ho, who had been agonizing for several minutes, shouted with his fists clasped and his eyes closed tightly. 

“Teach me how to fight!”

“…….”

“…….”

A strange silence was over the garden, and the students peeping from afar looked surprised, even forgetting to hide their presence. 

A genius of Gold Class, Lee Byung-ho, who had never submitted, asked someone to teach him!

It was unimaginable that he asked a student, not a teacher. 

“Wow……did you hear that?”

“Oh, really?” 

“Crazy…….”

All the students who were hiding their bodies added words one by one, and Lee Byung-ho’s face turned red at the sound heard in his ears. 

At the same time, he remembered a conversation with my grandfather Lee Jung-ryong over the weekend.

***

“I was overpowered while showing off…….” 

Lee Jung-ryong, a giant old man with short gray hair and scars on his face, pondered his thoughts while listening to Lee Byung-ho’s story. 

As an S-level hunter, he was a man of great care for his grandchildren. Even devils said that they should not touch his grandchildren.

Lee Jung-ryong loved his grandchildren a lot, but he had only one thing to tolerate. 

“You have got good instruction.” 

It was when his grandchildren were beaten fairly.

Lee Jung-ryong, a born martial artist, thought such a defeat would be beneficial to his grandchildren, and for that reason, he even encouraged such healthy sparring. 

“He is new to me, but seeing you overpowered so easily, he must be a talented friend in many ways.” 

“……Grand, Grandpa?”

“Didn’t you say you don’t have anyone to learn from? You have found a good teacher. Please ask him to teach you as soon as you go back.” 

“Grandpa……!” 

Lee Jung-ryong, who somehow liked Kang Yoo-sik, told his grandson to learn from him. Lee Byung-ho insisted that he could never do that.

As time went by, just last night, Lee Jung-ryong, who got a report about Kang Yoo-sik’s performance from the Attack Team 3, made the call to Lee Byung-ho.

-You’ve made it more difficult because of your stubbornness. Bow your head in front of everyone tomorrow and ask him for instruction. 

‘B, but…….’

-Sometimes you have to know how to bow. This is an order from the head of the guild. I won’t listen to your disagreement.

***

It was the Guild leader’s order, not his grandfather’s advice. 

Lee Byung-ho went to Kang Yoo-sik. As he thought it was his last chance, he tried to counterattack but was taken back to the clinic. 

And now he was asking Kang Yoo-sik to teach him in front of everyone! 

“Ugh…”

Lee Byung-ho turned red and shook his eyes. Seeing that face, Kang Yoo-sik vaguely noticed what the situation was like. 

“Did Lee Jung-ryong, the head of the guild, order him? Lee Jung-ryong must like me.’

Kang knew Lee Jung-ryong would be okay with beating Byung-ho, but Kang never expected that he could order his grandson to learn something from Kang. 

Lee Byung-ho became more precious to Kang. Kang was trying to accept the request. 

“Um…….”

Kim Jin-hyuk looked at Lee Byung-ho curiously. 

Kang Yoo-sik, who had just noticed what Kim meant, was thinking of what to do, and soon grinned. 

“Okay. I’ll teach you.”

“Really. The contract is…….” 

“I have a suggestion for you.” 

“What?”

Lee Byung-ho, who was about to call his secretary, looked at Kang. Kang Yoo-sik pointed to Kim Jin-hyuk next to him.

“FREE if you win three times first out of 5 battles. If Kim wins, the contract will be adjusted. How about that?”

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