The Skill Maker – Chapter 019

Note: Double release!


<I’m the Skill Maker #1>

 

[Title: Selling Health Recovery Skill.

Content: I’m selling a skill that will increase your health recovery rate by 6.5%.

It’s a passive skill, so you’re not required to use a separate skill.

No inquiries. No negotiations.

Fast, clean transactions only.

Please send me your offer.

ps. This is not a fraud.]

He purposely didn’t include the word, scroll.

He couldn’t reveal the fact that he created the skill, so he decided to roll up a piece of paper this time too.

Without even mentioning the word scroll, most of them misunderstood it as one.

“Let’s see…….”

Comments were posted right away.

[I’ll buy it. 5000.]

“Wow, 5,000……?”

He received messages that offered a large sum…

“Stop it you damn troll. You’ve been causing an issue since your last post.”

There were also messages that said he was an imposter.

Without thinking much, he erased those messages right away.

He also blocked them.

Hyun-Soo picked a reasonable offer and replied.

Getting a lot of money was great, but.

Those that had a lot of money usually have high-ranked skills and after thinking about the previous meeting with Park Jung-Ho, he let Hyun-Soo go easily. However, he thought that it could become dangerous.

‘Kids are taught not to follow strangers, but I ended up following him because of the money.’

A training room that was taken care of by the guild.

It was a strong, secret room that prevented skills from escaping outside the room.

For a secret room, it was pretty big and the fact that it was part of a large building made it stand out.

Anyways, I could’ve been robbed at a place where there were barely any people.

He could’ve threatened me to tell regarding how I obtained the scroll.

I couldn’t ignore the fact that other awful situations could’ve taken place in there.

‘But how could you say no to ten million won? …No, that’s not right.’

It somehow worked out last time, but this time, it’s possible that he might meet some high-ranked crazy hunter and all because he went for the highest bidder.

Hyun-Soo couldn’t overlook that.

After working for a lot of different jobs, he had an idea of what he should look out for. It was his survival instinct.

“Let’s see…….”

There were a lot of comments on the thread that he posted.

Since the guy that created the popular thread appeared, people started posting comments.

“Huh?”

He expected the comments to be filled with either profanity or about how he was a fraud, but it was different this time.

– This is the real deal. I’m the living proof.

“Park Jung-Ho?”

There wasn’t a name, but there was only one person that purchased a skill from him.

After that comment was posted, other people started replying.

– This is the real deal. I’m the living proof.

└ Who the hell are you?

└ They probably scripted this.

└ Report it to a mod. They’re probably using different usernames.

└ But why is this one 6.5? Wasn’t it 7% last time?

└ Are you serious? How is it? Does your health really recover?

└ OP) Yeah, it’s real. It said 7%, but I feel like it’s 10%.

└ Are you part of the xx group?

└ OP) No comment.

Hyun-Soo checked his inbox to make sure.

Park Jung-Ho sent him a message.

[Mr. Kim Hyun-Soo. This is Park Jung-Ho, the guy that purchased a scroll from you.

If possible, I would like to purchase the scroll that you posted today too.

For the price, I can provide you as much as you want on top of the price I first offered.]

“Jeez……. I really don’t want to see this guy again.”

He may try to recruit him into his group again.

Hyun-Soo had a hard time convincing him that he didn’t want to join after Park Jung-Ho insisted that he join his group.

“I think it’ll be better to not meet with him.”

Hyun-Soo was going to click out of the message, but stopped.

He did say he was part of an official group.

“From the way he talked, his group seemed to be quite skilled…it’s not good to make enemies, so maybe I should gently refuse him.”

An E rank healer was pretty arrogant just because he was a healer, but a high-ranked hunter was probably even more arrogant.

Hyun-Soo was starting to head in that direction, but he still had a long way to go.

“Oh, I’m sorry. I remembered after posting the thread.”

He replied immediately.

“That’s fine. Just sell it to me. If someone else already made an offer, I’ll also pay whatever offer they made.”

“Wow…….”

Seeing how he was a C rank and had his own room in that building, his guild was probably rich, but he himself probably had a lot since he was making offers without any hesitation.

Because of that, Hyun-Soo didn’t want to meet him even more.

‘How much more is this guy going to try to tempt me? I know I’ll be at a disadvantage if I fall for his tricks.’

[I’m sorry, but someone already contacted me.

Since I’m a new seller, it’s hard for me to back out on a deal. I hope you’ll understand. ㅠㅠ.]

“This should be enough.”

I purposely added an emoticon.

That should be enough to let him know that Hyun-Soo refused.

They should know that they’re not the only ones that are interested in the skills.

Once again, Hyun-Soo realized that it wasn’t the best idea to contact the highest bidder.

Like last time, he sold the scroll to a buyer that offered a similar price.

When he asked Hyuna to roll a piece of paper…

“What are you going to do with it?”

Was what she asked as she gently rolled the paper and tied it with a ribbon.

He felt bad about giving a scroll that his sister rolled so prettily to some random guy, but he also felt bad about seeing that guy excitedly rip the scroll.

‘I should prepare the paper next time.’

Seeing another guy touch the scroll that his sister made, made him feel uncomfortable.

The buyer that purchased the second skill sort of seemed like a loser.

He was only a D rank.

“Don’t you want to test it out?”

He was so bad that even Hyun-Soo asked him to test it.

Even if he wasn’t going to do it as detailed as Park Jung-Ho, shouldn’t he at least try to check it somehow?

“It’s fine. I feel stronger already. This was the real thing. Thank you so much! Ha ha ha!”

As soon as Hyun-Soo transferred the skill, he suddenly said he felt stronger and left excitedly.

“No, that’s…….”

The skill that he sold recovers one’s health, not give them strength.

Before he could explain, the buyer disappeared.

And Hyun-Soo’s second transaction ended just like that.

“Well, guess it doesn’t matter since it ended a lot quicker than last time.”

The important thing was that he sold it safely and quickly.

He got paid without any issues and wasn’t taken to a different location.

He was worried that this second buyer would be like Park Jung-Ho, but he was actually really carefree.

If Hyun-Soo was an imposter, he could’ve taken more from this guy.

“This isn’t going like I had planned…”

“Huh? What’s wrong?”

Hyuna asked as she walked out of her room and heard Hyun-Soo’s mumbling.

It seemed like he mumbled his thoughts without him knowing.

Hyun-Soo contemplated about which skill he should sell next.

He sold the Low Rank Healthy Recover skill the first two times.

The recovery rate was different, but it was the same skill.

But the rate was the issue.

‘How come the skills that I make aren’t consistent?’

On top of that, useless skills were created sometimes.

Despite of the fact that he acted the same way when he was making the Low Level Health Recovery skill.

Hyun-Soo wondered why there was a difference.

‘Does it change depending on what I think about in that moment?’

He couldn’t continuously act the same way since he was only human.

He would have meaningless thoughts at times.

Since his family’s condition were all different, he had to take care of that too.

‘There were too many changes to say that it was consistent.’

“It’s nothing. I was thinking about what I should have for lunch.”

Hyun-Soo interrupted his thoughts and answered Hyuna.

Creating skills was important, but his sister was more important.

After hearing his answer, a smile appeared on Hyuna’s face.

“He he, then eat with me.”

Hyuna grabbed the menu book and sat next to him.

“Is there anything you want to eat? I’ll buy.”

“With what money?”

“The money you gave me. I’ve been saving it-.”

Hyun-Soo laughed at how cute Hyuna was when she told him that she had some money left.

He only gave her 200,000 won, but she still had it.

He wanted her to go out and eat with her friends and go shopping, but he felt proud of her when she said she wanted to buy him something.

“Don’t. How can I let my little sister buy me food? I’ll pay. I have the money. I’m a hunter, you know.”

“He he, that’s right. You were a hunter. Then, you’re buying, right? I want Pork Hocks!”

“Yeah, yeah, I’ll buy. Order it.”.

Hyuna excitedly brought a phone and ordered the food.

The food arrived within 30 minutes.

Hyuna brought the food in happily.

“Hyun-Soo! Let’s eat. It looks so good!”

“Yeah, let’s eat. They say this is good for your skin.”

“Really? Seriously?”

“Yeah, the collagen in the food helps the skin’s elasticity.”

“Wow…how did you know that?”

“I read different articles during work whenever I was bored.”

When he worked at the internet café, he would often read articles when he had nothing else to do.

He couldn’t play games since he didn’t know when customers would come in and when they’ll call for him.

And it wouldn’t look good if the employee played games while working.

Hyuna had a surprised look when he told her this.

‘Seeing her surprised like this reminds me that she’s a girl too…’

He felt bad by how she never dressed up or wore make-up because she wanted to save money.

‘I’ll make sure to make a lot of money so that you’ll be able to do whatever you want to do.’

“How’s the computer? Good?”

Hyun-Soo asked Hyuna and she nodded her head while eating the food.

“It’s really great. I always had to wait whenever I went to the computer room, but now that I don’t have to, it’s more comfortable.”

“That’s a relief. We should’ve gotten one sooner…”

“It’s fine. Just because I don’t listen to a couple of online lectures doesn’t mean my grades will drop.”

“Wow, Kim Hyuna. Are you showing off?”

When she noticed how bad Hyun-Soo felt, she lightened the mood by making a joke.

Creating a heavy mood while eating delicious food wasn’t right, so Hyun-Soo smile bitterly while playing along.

“What’s with that face? You don’t trust your smart sister?”

“Okay, okay, I got it. Eat up.”

“I am eating!”

He wasn’t sure where all of that food was going because she was so skinny.

They saved some for their parents, but the two of them managed to finish the largest plate that was on the menu

While cleaning up the empty plates, Hyun-Soo asked Hyuna a question.

 

<I’m the Skill Maker #1> End.

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