Chapter 4

Translator: Sin | Editor: Nebosuke

 

‘What’s wrong with him?’

Kang couldn’t believe Lee was being beaten so helplessly that it wouldn’t be strange that Lee could kick those newbies to death.

It was strange to accept, though Kang took away the Kumkang Seonggol skill. One thing suddenly came to mind when Kang Yoo-sik was wondering about the scene.

‘Oh, his skill awakened was much later, right?’

It was in the first semester of second grade that Kim Jin-hyuk developed his own skills, and in the third grade, it was much later that he acquired the Kumkang Seonggol skill.

That is, Lee was just a normal student in any silver class. It wasn’t unusual to be beaten up by those newbies.

‘I was looking forward to the gift……. There’s a weirdo at stake.’

How many people in Sungjin would be able to beat such a moron up? At that time, his expectations were too high.

Kang Yoo-sik, who decided to clean up quickly, took the stones he had picked up earlier out of his pocket and quietly entered the alley.

“Hey.”

And he called those new chicks who didn’t notice him yet.

“What the…”

Argh!!!

He threw a stone strongly in the shoulder of the man who looked back.

“Argh!”

The stone itself hurt, but it was even slightly strengthened with mana. The power was nothing short of a weapon even for the awakened fighter — he grabbed his shoulder and rolled over the ground.

Perhaps it was a fresh shock to the new chicks who used to bicker with practice weapons at this military academy.

“You son of a bitch…….”

Argh!!

“Argh!”

Kang threw another stone to the other guy before he shouted, and the one who got hit was on the floor.

He tried to avoid it, but he was easily beaten since his movement was so clear to Kang. 

‘Well, this is the Silver Class.’

Kang Yoo-sik, who succeeded in controlling them simply, looked at the two crouched and the two lying on the floor.

“You must have hit him a lot. What about just letting him go?”

“You coward…… Do you know who we are…….”

“Who are you?”

One of them who was still fine started to reply to Kang Yoo-sik. That guy, with wide-open eyes, obviously looked like a leader. 

“My father is the guild leader of the Black Snake Guild…….”

“I see. Please take good care of me.”

Argh!

“Ahhhhh!”

The son of the leader of the black snake guild, who was beaten on the thigh, rolled over the ground, and Kang Yoo-sik made the last one rollover by hitting his chest.

Kang Yoo-sik, who was neatly overpowered one by one with four stones, looked at Kim Jin-hyuk who was staring blankly.

“What are you looking at? Come out.”

“Ah……yeah.”

Kim Jin-hyuk, who nodded his head blankly, limped along, and Kang Yoo-sik looked at the four faces that fell on the floor.

Their eyes sparkled as if they were going to avenge him even though they were afraid of getting stones again. Kang Yoo-sik smiled inwardly at the sight of such plump fishes.

‘Good.’

They might be back after a few days of weight gain. For the final finish, Kang Yoo-sik towed the stone in his hand repeatedly in an exaggerated manner and smiled.

“Don’t get caught again. Cause it won’t end like now then.”

At the end of the ridicule, Kang Yoo-sik escaped from the alley with Kim Jin-hyuk, and when he fell a little, he heard a bit of angry swearing from behind.

Kang Yoo-sik was smiling at the satisfying response.

“Are you going to be okay, Yoo-sik?”

Kim Jin-hyuk, who was following Kang, asked in a worried voice.

“The Black Snake Guild is a small and medium-sized guild with many B-level hunters, but if something goes wrong ……”

“They can’t sue. There’s no CCTV, and they beat you up first, so they can’t do anything.”

“Then if they report it to the teachers…….”

“Well, I don’t think they can.”

They may think they were secretly breaching the rule, but in Sungjin Military Academy, everyone must be aware of all the cadets’ conditions.

Perhaps if they try to sue for this, the school will find out who caused it and bury it so that no issue can be caused.

‘In the end, what’s possible is personal revenge.’

Under the military academy’s systems, there were many cases to legally beat someone up, and there were ways to deal with them privately in a remote place like today.

Maybe they’ll approach me that way to try to pay it back.

‘I can imagine how they are going to exact their revenge — I saw them being cowardly just before.’

Kang was very excited instead of being afraid because he had dealt plenty with such morons before.

When Kang Yoo-sik smiled at the soon-to-be-coming guests, Kim Jin-hyuk, who was following him, suddenly stood ahead.

And he bowed his head with his bloody body.

“Thank you for your help!”

It was a direct thank-you to the point where the other person was embarrassed. At the sight, Kang Yoo-sik put on a wary look.

It saved the bullied one and made him owe something. Although they had well intentions, Kang felt a little strange because they were opponents.

“……Yes.”

But that was also for a while. No matter the opponent, there was no reason to worry if one could make a debt.

Smiling, as usual, Kang Yoo-sik tapped Kim Jin-hyuk’s shoulder with his head down.

“You owe me?”

Kim Jin-hyuk smiled and replied to Kang Yoo-sik’s story.

“Yes, I owe you again this time.”

[Debt relationship conditions are satisfied.]

[Re-registration of Debtor ‘Kim Jin-hyuk’ is confirmed. The debt level is rated at E.]

The debt relationship was established instantly, and Kim Jin-hyuk looked more embarrassed than before to see if the debt rating worked.

“How come I feel like I’m only in debt to you? It’s the same as before, and today…….”

Kim Jin-hyuk, Kumkang Shingum, was unbelievably shabby. Kang Yoo-sik tapped his shoulder at the sight of his low spirits.

“If you know it, don’t be discouraged, but work hard and pay it back, man. Nothing changes when you’re so depressed.”

“Yes, but…….”

“What the hell. Just repeat what you say. I’ll do my best!”

“I will do my best…….”

“Hey, you’re so powerless that you can’t do it? Louder!”

At Kang Yoo-sik’s urging, Kim Jin-hyuk glanced around, stretched out his shriveled shoulders, and shouted loudly.

“I’ll do my best!!!”

It was a shout loud enough to resonate across the campus.

There were a few people even if it was the weekend, and naturally, the attention was drawn to this side.

Kim Jin-hyuk’s face, which felt the gaze, turned red, and Kang Yoo-sik smiled and wrapped his arms around his shoulders.

“If you don’t work hard in the future, everyone you’ve seen today will be pathetic. So practice harder when you have time to be discouraged. Because you’re a man to be.”

Although Kang stole Kim’s Kumkang Seonggol skill, the Sword Soul skill, which was a unique one, and it would be enough to let Kang be at the top.

From Kang’s point of view, he had already recited a certain future, but Kim Jin-hyuk looked moved to see it as a belief in himself.

Then he nodded his head with a firm look of determination.

“Yes. I’ll really try hard.”

[Debtor ‘Kim Jin-hyuk’’s debt has increased]

At the notification window in his eyes, Kang smiled contentedly and slapped Kim on the back, taking his arm off his shoulder.

And as they were walking to the dormitory together, they suddenly remembered the appearance of the bully and asked.

“But why did you get hit? You got caught passing by?”

“Huh? That’s the mmm. Actually, it was my fault, but…….”

Kim Jin-hyuk, who had an awkward look on his face at Kang Yoo-sik’s question, replied while scratching his cheek.

“They were making a lot of noise in the fitness center, so I said something. I almost got into a fightback then, but later I saw them wielding their swords…….”

“See?”

“It seemed like something was wrong, so I muttered something about it without realizing it, and then they heard it…….”

Seeing them practicing their sword, he felt strange, muttered their shortcomings, and then a fight broke out.

It was common in the prideful Hunter area, but Kang Yoo-sik had a strange feeling there.

‘You felt something when you saw them swinging a sword?’

Anyone could sense it, but when Kim Jin-hyuk talked, it was a little different.

Because his own skill, “Sword Soul,” was the strongest talent to reach the limit of the sword.

‘But it’s not the right time to wake up, is it?’

Why did a second-year awakening skill show up now?

‘What if something changed when I took away the Kumkang Seonggol skill?’

That was the only difference between Kim Jin-hyuk, whom he knew, and Kim Jin-hyuk now. Kang Yoo-sik, who was thinking about the hypothesis, laughed at once.

‘How can you not have such a conscience?’

With the disappearance of the Kumkang Seonggol skill, the awakening of Sword Soul skill was accelerated. No matter how talented one was, it didn’t make sense.

I don’t know what mechanisms the skills are intertwined with, but it’s never going to happen.

“You think it’s funny, right? What do I know about the sword……?”

Kim Jin-hyuk looked embarrassed as if he had accepted the smile differently, and Kang Yoo-sik wrapped his shoulders at the look of his despondency.

“You may not know now, but it’s different in the future. As I said before, just work hard. Cause you’re the one who’s going to make it.”

“Oh, okay. I’ll cheer up.”

Kang smiled unconsciously at Kim Jin-hyeok’s fist-grabbing.

I can’t believe this guy’s going to be that wooden face later. Looking at these things, I didn’t know what the world was going to be like this.

‘Well, is that the same for me?’

Who knew that his life would be so twisted after his lung disease? Still, this life had already changed several times, so it would definitely be different from before.

While the two were talking, they arrived at the dormitory, and Kang Yoo-sik tapped Kim Jin-hyuk on the shoulder.

“I’ll see you tomorrow, then. Get some treatment at the clinic and go to sleep.”

“Yes. See you tomorrow.”

Leaving Kim Jin-hyuk behind, Kang Yoo-sik returned to his room, and as he laid down on his bed, he checked the timetable for tomorrow through an app on his cell phone.

‘Oh, there’s a sparring class.’

For hunters to fight against monsters and mutated devils at the gate, real-life skills were essential. As a result, practices were more important than theory in regular classes.

And sparring was the most lethal class after mock hunting practices. It was also a time for legal revenge that Kang Yoo-sik talked about.

“Hmm. This…….”

Perhaps the harvest time would come sooner than Kang thought. Kang Yoo-sik’s lips crept up as he was looking at the next day’s timetable.

***

The next day.

The morning began at the same time as the wake-up bell, and the cadets who changed into cadet uniforms gathered with friends and moved to the cafeteria.

Sungjin was the name of a military academy, but it was not as strict as other schools, and the atmosphere among the cadets was soft.

However, even in that atmosphere, Kang Yoo-sik moved to his own place because so far, a month after entering the school, no one could be called his friend.

‘So I didn’t have many friends before?’

At this time, his personality was not completely destroyed, but he was not very good, so he was not involved in friendships.

Furthermore, the perception seemed to be bad when looking around him, but Kang Yoo-sik walked away without even blinking his eyes.

It was because there were too many curses and cravings due to a little negative look in the previous life before returning.

‘Maybe I could return because of those curses targeted at me.’

Kang Yoo-sik, who smiled inwardly, entered the restaurant, stood in front of the POS machine in a row, and scratched his student card with the reader.

Beep!

When the morning menu appeared on the POS machine screen with the alarm sound, Kang Yoo-sik immediately chose Korean food.

It was an abundant meal from the morning with a table of soybean paste soup, grilled mackerel, beef bulgogi, and other side dishes.

‘Hmm. Good.’

The menu was incomparable to the other military academies of the past.

Moreover, considering that this was also the menu for Silver classes of each grade, he never imagined how good Gold and Diamond would be.

Kang Yoo-sik, smiling slightly, immediately moved to his seat with his plate on his hand.

Huoong-

At the table, someone naturally swung his legs at Kang Yoo-sik’s ankle.

Phew!

Everyone’s attention was drawn to the sound of the restaurant ringing, and Kang Yoo-sik looked down at his feet.

“…… Argh!”

And the one whose foot was stepped on with full power stood up from the table with a sound.

“Oh, sorry. I didn’t see it.”

Kang Yoo-sik’s calm apology with his feet removed made one of the leg-triggered thugs’ faces red.

“You, you son of a bitch……!”

He was only going to make a slight threat before he started to fix it, but how embarrassing was that?

The bully, who was embarrassed at a gathering of all the students of the same class, shook his fist, and Kang Yoo-sik smiled at him.

“You should have put your feet under the table. What if someone trips over while passing by?”

The provocation drove the bully’s eyes crazy, and the thug swung his arm towards the plate in Kang’s hand.

It seemed like he was going to throw away the food, but Kang Yoo-sik simply moved.

Whoo!

With one step back, Kang made space, and his feet staggered forward, pretending to be tangled.

Boom!

“Argh!”

With it, all the hot breakfast on the plate spread over all the bullies and there was a strange silence in the restaurant.

Anyone could tell that it was the bully who started the fight, but somehow the bully was taking the blame now.

In that mysterious situation, Kang Yoo-sik shook off the beef bulgogi soup from his hands and looked at the next table.

“…….”

The son of the Black Snake Guild Boss was frozen in a situation that flowed contrary to expectations. Kang Yoo-sik smiled at the flattering sight.

“Let’s not mess around while eating. Son of a bitch.”

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