Translator: Sin | Editor: Nebosuke
After the confusing third class, morning classes were over, there was about 2 hours of lunch time.
As there were many restaurants near the school as well as the school cafeteria, there were quite a few students who went out with friends, but Kang Yoo-sik just went straight to the school cafeteria.
Although the menu was limited, unlike the restaurants outside, the school cafeteria was free.
‘Near W and the school cafeterias here are all the same.….’
He didn’t have to eat out. Thinking so, Kang Yoo-sik sat down after receiving a Japanese menu, udon and sushi set.
“Oh my. I was starving.”
Kim Jin-hyuk, sitting opposite him, began to eat the rice he had received as a double portion with a terrifying spirit.
Kim Jin-hyuk started eating like he had been starving for a few days. Just a while ago, Kang Yoo-sik looked strange as he could not even imagine being the main character in a battle.
Kim Jin-hyuk, who was in front of him, was completely different from the Kim Jin-hyuk he knew. Kang forgave him, and Kang stole his future awakening, Kumkang Seonggol, as settlement money.
Except for the fact that Kim was psychologically stabilized, it was definitely a retrograde situation for him.
‘How the hell did you use that fucking sword skill?’
Kim Jin-hyuk’s vision sword skill, which dug into the opponent’s flow, tore it from the front. The sizzling that was just introduced during the sparring was part of his whole skill.
‘Did it really become a plus to take away the Kumkang Seonggol skill from him?’
Was it because he was less robust that he had grown faster with his survival instinct? Kang Yoo-sik, who was repeating his thoughts over the unresolved questions, soon made an expression of disapproval.
‘Someone’s had a life-threatening lung disease, and this guy’s better off with his core skills taken away.’
Kang thought Kim would definitely taste the bitterness of life, but how could he choose a bit of that sweetness?
Kang Yoo-sik was glancing over Kim who still was fine even though he lost his Kumkang Seonggol Skill.
“Uh… …do you want a bite?”
Kim Jin-hyuk, who picked up stir-fried spicy pork, asked in a daze.
“……It’s okay man.”
Answering bluntly, Kang Yoo-sik took a bite of udon and asked Kim Jin-hyuk, “What happened to you in the sparring class?”
“Oh, that thing.”
Kim Jin-hyuk, who looked a little embarrassed, continued his story with a cough.
“You told me to work hard yesterday. So if I’m going to work really hard, I think I should start from today. Thus, I practiced until early the next morning.”
“That’s why you woke up late…….”
Kang Yoo-sik recalled that Kim Jin-hyuk looked tired in the morning, and he asked with a curious look. “So, what, did you attain any skills?”
“No. I don’t get any skills, but I feel a little refreshed. I feel like I know more about how to swing the sword.….”
When Kim Jin-hyuk spoke with a vague expression on his face, Kang Yoo-sik roughly understood the situation.
‘Isn’t he still fully awakened?
However, there is not much time left for his awakening. At this speed, if late, he will get Sword Soul skill in a month or as early as tomorrow.
‘Dirty talented son of a bitch…….’
Complaining by himself, Kang put the leftover sushi in his mouth and looked at Kim Jin-hyuk.
“Do your best. So, I’ll get your benefit.”
He didn’t think it was true, but he had to smile now, for the sake of future business. Kang Yoo-sik smiled for his future customer, and Kim Jin-hyuk also smiled warmly.
“Don’t worry. The debt I owe you, I’ll pay you back twice for it.”
“Then I will thank you.”
He really wished the debt would double. When Kang Yoo-sik was eating his food out of frustration—
Their cell phones rang almost at the same time, and Kang Yoo-sik and Kim Jin-hyuk, who looked into each other’s eyes, took their phones out of their pockets and looked at the text messages that arrived.
The sender was Lee Chang-wan who bit Kang’s bait. Kang Yoo-sik glanced at Kim Jin-hyuk.
Kim Jin-hyuk was reading the text with a blank look, and after a while, their eyes met.
When asked by Kim Jin-hyuk, Kang smiled.
“Uh. Me too.”
Called by Lee Chang-wan, Kang Yoo-sik moved to his lab in the main building of the Silver Class.
Since the students he mainly taught were in Silver Class, he assigned a laboratory to that side, which in fact was an evaluation of the teachers.
‘Because teachers who can teach Diamond and Gold classes are more important.’
Basically, being recruited to the Sungjin Military Academy itself meant that a hunter could make his name known during active service, but whether he could teach well was a different one.
Lee Chang-wan, in particular, came in to find a person to teach his vision magic, so he did not teach more than basic skills, which was why he was assigned to Silver Class.
‘You’re such a picky man.’
He died with his vision magic because there was no one in his eyes until he died.
While Kang Yoo-sik was agonizing over how to curry favor with Lee Chang-wan, he arrived in front of the lab and knocked the door slightly.
“Mr. Lee Chang-wan. It’s Kang Yoo Sik.”
When he opened the door, he saw a bookshelf full of books and an office desk first, followed by various facilities used for magic research.
Lee Chang-wan was clutching a red-colored ore in front of a facility engraved with a magic pearl, which seemed that he had been experimenting with something.
“It’ll be over soon, so sit down for a moment.”
Pointing to the chair next to Kang with his eyes, Lee Chang-wan again turned to the ore in his hand, and Kang Yoo-sik sat on the chair and looked at it.
The several magic lines covered by Lee Chang-wan over the red-lit ore were covered, and after a while the light began to subside.
The mana that was flowing outward was completely compressed inside by the magic position.
‘If I use that well, I will be able to blow up a building easily.’
Of course, it would end in a slight vibration if there were protection facilities inside the lab, but that was still a significant force.
Kang Yoo-sik, who used a lot of equipment because of his lung disease and lack of talent in magic skills before the return, looked at the ore interestingly.
“It’s a bomb.”
And Lee Chang-wan, who noticed the gaze, spoke calmly.
“I don’t know the main building, but it can blow this lab away. If it explodes, there’ll be no bones left.”
At the same time, the mana stone shined softly, creating an unknown oppression. Lee Chang-wan raised the mana stone slightly toward Kang Yoo-sik with an expression of indifference.
“Would you like to take a look?”
If he were another student, he would have run away because of fear after giving him a bomb that could blow up the entire lab.
“Then, I’ll see to it without hesitation.”
Kang Yoo-sik strode up and took the mana stone.
“Oh, it’s quite heavy. It has got a lot of mana.”
Kang Yoo-sik, who received the Mana Stone, turned it around and looked at it interestingly, and Lee Chang-wan, who saw the scene, opened his eyes wide.
Lee Chang-wan thought at least Kang would show his fear, but Kang was not afraid at all.
‘He’s not normal either.….’
He had seen a few guys who mastered the ignition magic skill in a single day, but this was the first case.
Lee Chang-wan got more interested in Kang and looked at him who was fiddling with the mana stone.
“You want to take my specialized classes?”
Specialized classes. This class, which was conducted upon the application of students after the fourth period, taught the teacher’s major as an advanced course as opposed to the regular class that taught basic skills.
For this reason, they usually choose according to their aptitude and direction, but as in any field, they preferred classes and non-traditional classes were bound to be divided.
Among them, Lee Chang-wan’s specialized classes were particularly unpopular, because there was a better flame wizard and he didn’t want to teach anything.
‘I was told that he only had classes that were not that helpful, so no one was listening.’
There was only one reason why he recommended specialized classes. Kang Yoo-sik, smiling inwardly, asked Lee Chang-wan, “What will you teach me?”
“What you learn depends entirely on you.”
Lee Chang-wan, who took Mana Stone from Kang Yoo-sik’s hand, let it float over his palm.
“If you learn it right.”
Mana stones scattered the red light and a moment later a torrent of mana swirled over Lee Chang-wan’s palms. And then the Mana Stone exploded with intense light.
The flame to devour the lab was compressed and burned roughly on Lee Chang-wan’s palm, and soon it was divided into dozens of flames and subtly lit the entire lab.
“You can do this easily.”
Lee Chang-wan’s vision magic-Guihwaok (Phantom Fire Jade), which compressed and divides high-temperature flames, controlled them simultaneously.
That was the name of magic, Kang Yoo-sik would learn from Lee Chang-wan.
After the consultation with Lee Chang-wan, Kang Yoo-sik left the lab with a lighter gait.
‘It seems that I am on the right track.’
He was not sure whether or not Lee Chang-wan would teach him his vision magic yet, but it was enough to create this interface.
Because once he made any debt to Lee, he could collect the vision magic or other related skills.
‘The old man could have a problem instead, but……that’s none of my business.’
For Kang Yoo-sik, who relied on equipment before his return, the vision magic, which could be used to compress the explosion, was very useful magic.
His capacity could be doubled if he could acquire it. That was why Kang Yoo-sik once approached Chang-wan Lee to teach him the skill.
‘Your talent won’t be enough to learn though you would return from death. Take the piece of paper you brought with you and go back.’
The reply was cold and even painful.
Kang could not believe Lee was treating his money like a piece of paper and pointing out the talent he had been lamenting about every day.
Even if it were true, it was a very frustrating answer from Kang’s point of view, and even though he was informed about Lee’s funeral, he didn’t even send a small amount of condolence money, nor did he visit.
In other words, it was not bad, but it was never a good relationship. That was why Kang Yoo-sik was going to take all of Lee Chang-wan’s skills without hesitation as soon as he could see the gap.
‘I can’t wait to see how wonderful I will be after mastering the vision skill.’
Kang Yoo-sik walked with satisfaction.
Kim Jin-hyuk’s voice came from behind.
As he turned his head, he saw Kim Jin-hyuk running from the Gold Class main building, and Kang Yoo-sik stopped walking and waited.
Coming to the side, Kim Jin-hyuk asked Kang Yoo-sik, catching his breath lightly.
“What did you decide to do?”
“I’ve decided to take a special class for now. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but it would be a great opportunity if I could learn Mr. Lee Chang-wan’s vision magic.”
Kim Jin-hyuk had a strange look at Kang’s answer.
It was obvious he hadn’t decided yet. Recognizing that it was a chance, Kang immediately asked Kim Jin-hyuk, “You haven’t decided yet, have you?”
“Uh. I’ve been asked to take special classes like you, but I don’t know what to do.….”
“Who is the teacher?”
Perhaps a middle-class teacher contacted him. When asked by Kang Yoo-sik, Kim Jin-hyuk noticed and spoke carefully.
“Teacher Nam Goong-ryun……”
Kang Yoo-sik, who heard Kim Jin-hyuk’s answer, looked dumbfounded.
Nam Goong-ryun, a former A-level hunter, was called a professor, and he was considered the best educator in the U.S. when he was working in the U.S.
Among the teachers recruited by Sungjin Military Academy, he was one of the most popular teachers in terms of education, and he was a popular teacher throughout all the Diamond, Gold, and Silver classes.
Nam Goong-ryun approached Kim Jin-hyuk first and contacted him.
‘He has recognized the potential of Sword Soul.’
It was understandable what Nam Goong-ryun, who would become the most prestigious authority in the field of skill analysis in the future, would do.
“Isn’t Nam Goong-ryun’s special class a judging system?”
If there were too many applicants for the specialized class, the academy could control the number of students through document evaluations. In short, his class was highly competitive.
Nam Goong-ryun’s specialized classes were particularly difficult, but it was a great deal that the offer came first.
‘It means something different from Lee Chang-wan.’
Kang could not believe Kim was hesitating at such a great offer. What on earth was he thinking?
Kim Jin-hyuk told the story with an embarrassed look as if he had noticed Kang Yoo-sik’s question.
“I was nothing until yesterday. But one night, the famous teacher Nam Goong-ryun asked me to take his class, so I felt a little burdened.….”
“Wait a minute. Teacher Namgoong-ryun asked you to listen?”
“Oh, yeah. I told him I’ll think about it for a moment, and he grabbed my shoulder and told me to listen to it just once.”
It was not just a recommendation, but a plea to attend the class. Nam Goong-ryun seemed to have considered Kim’s sword soul with much more potential than expected.
In an unexpected situation, Kang briefly brooded on the current situation.
‘Nam Goong-ryun wants Kim Jin Hyuk, and Kim Jin Hyuk is hesitating and is consulting with me, right?’
There was no need to dwell on this. Kang Yoo-sik’s mouth, who had been pondering for a while, crept up.
“This requires a deep discussion.”
The opportunity rolled on its own feet.