The Skill Maker – Chapter 022

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<A New Skill #2>

 

Within minutes, people are discussing about what kind of effects this scroll provided.

‘It’s going well.’

Hyun-Soo looked at the screen with a satisfied expression.

In his hand, he had the item that other people wanted and he was in the position where he’s the only one that’s able to make them.

It was a very fascinating position.

‘This is why everyone wants to be the boss.’

People continued discussing amongst themselves.

They were even talking about how much it was worth.

The hunters that used Hunter Net said that if the scroll had the effects that they assumed, then it could be worth billions.

But since the detailed effects weren’t revealed in the post, the offers weren’t that high.

But he still managed to earn three times more than the last skill he sold.

“Thank you.”

“No, I should be the on thanking you.”

When the male buyer bowed his head, Hyun-Soo did the same and thanked him.

‘I thought a wealthy attacker would buy it.’

The male buyer that purchased it looked a bit old.

He wore a suit, so he seemed more like an employee at a company rather than a hunter.

Not being able to hold in his curiosity, Hyun-Soo ended up asking him regarding the reason for this purchase. Just from the looks of it, it didn’t look like he purchased it so that he could use it during a hunt.

“Do you participate in the hunts…?”

“If you’re asking if I’m a hunter, I was one before.”

“Does that mean you’re not one now?”

“I’m currently taking a break. I’m injured as well.”

“I see…….”

Injury.

It was a simple reason.

The skill that Hyun-Soo sold was a Low Level Recovery skill.

It’s a passive skill that affects more than one’s health.

The male buyer didn’t try to use it on the spot and decided to take it with him instead.

Hyun-Soo tried to convince him not to.

The rolled up paper was a fake and what he did was transfer to the skill to the target, so if Hyun-Soo wasn’t there, then it would just become an ordinary piece of paper.

Hyun-Soo quickly stopped him.

“I’m sorry, but you need to unroll the scroll while I’m here.”

“Is that so?”

The man felt that something was off, but decided to listen to Hyun-Soo by ripping the paper.

The scroll he brought this time was a fake scroll that Hyun-Soo made himself.

Hyuna was disappointed when she noticed Hyun-Soo rolling the paper and didn’t ask for her help.

However, as the older brother, seeing other guys rip the paper that Hyuna took the time to make made him feel uncomfortable.

Anyways, he expected an attacker that was in a hurry to meet him, but it was someone else.

‘Well, my goal was to sell it anyways.’

As long as he got the money, that’s all that mattered.

Using the Interface, he checked the male’s stats and confirmed that the Low Level Recovery skill was registered under the list.

“You’ve got some nice scrolls. Hopefully we meet again.”

With that, he felt.

Hyun-Soo didn’t think much about what he said because there were so many people that asked him to sell the scroll to them.

After completing the transaction, he immediately headed to the bank.

Checking his bankbook, he saw the amount that the man paid.

No matter how many times he looked at it, he wasn’t tired of it.

When would he get the opportunity to receive this kind of money?

After completing the deal and stopping by the bank, Hyun-Soo let out a heavy sigh.

With this transaction, he fulfilled his first goal.

‘I worked hard to reach this point.’

There were several things that worried him while selling the skills, but there was a reason to keep moving ahead.

Out of all the issues, there was one that needed to be resolved as soon as possible.

– Beep, beep, beep, beep

Hyun-Soo started dialing after taking out his cellphone.

-Riiiiiiiiing.

– Click.

After it rang a couple of times, he heard someone pick up.

– Who’s this?

He heard a deep voice that belonged to an elderly.

He answered with determination.

“I would like to pay off the rest of the debt.”

***

“You’re a hunter? I knew Mr. Kim had a son, but I didn’t you were a hunter.”

“It hasn’t been that long.”

“Oh really? What’s your class? And your rank?”

“I’m part of the Hybrid class…and I’m an E rank.”

Hyun-Soo answered with a nervous look on his face.

An old man was sitting across from him.

However, he didn’t seem like an old man because he had this strong energy around him.

Hyun-Soo was at a large house that was located in Hannam-Dong.

At first, he felt a bit uneasy after seeing the gloomy exterior of the house, but he walked in as if it didn’t bother him.

The room that he was led to revealed an old man that was waiting for him.

“Welcome.”

The old man revealed that he was the creditor that he spoke to over the phone.

‘For an old man, he sure has a strong aura.’

Despite of having white hair and a face with wrinkles, he was glaring at Hyun-Soo.

His father met the old man while he was running his own business, and for some reason, he really liked his father.

There are rumors that he ran several businesses and was also the CEO of a large company. Whichever one was true, Hyun-Soo thought it fit his image.

He felt that much of an aura from this old man.

“Right, so you want to pay the remaining amount? Your class and rank aren’t that great, but it seems like you somehow managed to come up with the money. Did you hear this from your parents?”

“No, I haven’t told my father yet. I can tell him after the debt has been paid.”

The important thing was to get rid of the weight that was holding them down.

“From what I know, you didn’t get a decent education and in that case, don’t you need that money? You need to be in a good position if you want to be a hunter.”

“If there’s something more important, I believe that putting my personal issues on hold is the best thing to do.”

There were a lot of things to do that required money.

Since he became a Skill Maker, he didn’t need to purchase gear or scrolls like the other hunters.

There was no reason for a Skill Maker to purchase a scroll.

If he continued participating in hunts, he would need to purchase basic gear, but seeing as how it was too late, Hyun-Soo thought he didn’t need to spend money because of hunts.

However, he wanted to buy a house, eat delicious food, buy a car and send his parents on a vacation…

Some might think they’re ordinary, but that’s what he wanted to do.

But, he could do those comfortably after resolving the issues that they had.

Thinking about his relationship with his father, the old man lent money to his father with the lowest interest rate and has been waiting a long time for them to pay it back.

This old man was the one that helped them when his father’s business failed and creditors came to their home asking for money.

‘We could’ve been kicked out of our house because of the loan sharks, but he helped us.’

Because of that, his parents have done everything they could to pay him back.

His parents never explained this to him, but after observing for a couple of years, he got an idea of what was going on.

The old man wasn’t some illegal loan shark, and from the family’s perspective, he was their savior. However, they still had to repay the debt.

Nothing good can come out of carrying that debt.

“You’re pretty daring.”

“I apologize.”

All he did was answer his question, but in the old man’s eyes, Hyun-Soo might seem rude because of how confident he was.

“There’s nothing to apologize for. I actually like you. Despite of the fact that you didn’t officially learn about the hunter’s world, you didn’t become cocky after being one, so I like you more for that.”

“Thank…you?”

“Money only brings greed. You’re not part of a major class, but if you really did save up this large amount, you might become greedy. I like how you think. You’re reliable. Ha ha ha.”

“Ha…ha ha. Thank you.”

After glaring at him, the old man suddenly laughed out loud.

Hyun-Soo wasn’t sure what it was about him that the old man liked.

It was because he’s always acted this way.

Of course he was proud.

He barely graduated because he didn’t really study, didn’t graduate college and worked part-time jobs because he couldn’t get a decent job.

On top of that, he was a troublemaker at one point and made things hard for his family.

Hyun-Soo would hang out with a bad group of people and his parents would go out and look for him despite of the fact that they were exhausted after working the entire day.

“Hyun-Soo! Hey, Hyun-Soo……!”

When his mother managed to find him, he would get embarrassed by how shabby her clothes were and would run away.

His mother would call out his name, but he acted like he didn’t know her.

He wasn’t sure why he acted that way, but it was a pathetic past of his.

‘I can’t believe I’ve matured. That’s the first time I’ve heard it.’

In many ways, he wasn’t the best son nor the best older brother.

But the old man was complimenting him.

Despite of the fact that they were just acquaintances, he felt proud just from hearing his compliments.

It was important that he was being acknowledged.

The reason why he felt good about being the boss was because someone acknowledged his worth and thought his skills were amazing.

He felt good.

“Okay, let’s go with your plan. That is, if you feel comfortable about doing that. After seeing how much you think about your family, you’re not like the other people. I’ll go with whatever you want to do.

The old man let Hyun-Soo repay the debt that his father had.

In this neighborhood, people usually charge a fee when repaying the entire debt at once. Hyun-Soo was expecting this, but the old man didn’t ask for anything else.

‘It’s finally over with.’

Freedom.

The weight that was holding his family down was now gone.

After signing the last document, Hyun-Soo clenched his fist under the table.

The old man’s secretary processed the balance and organized the documents.

‘I want to tell them as soon as possible.’

Despite of the fact that they were repaying their debt under better terms than most, it was still a large amount and a big burden on their shoulders.

He wanted to tell his family that he paid off the debt.

Hyun-Soo expressed that he would take his leave after confirming that everything has been taken care of.

The old man nodded.

“I hope you get home safely. Let’s get something to eat later.”

“Thank you for understanding our situation. I’m really thankful about how you help my father.”

“It’s all thanks to his luck.”

The old man looked at Hyun-Soo straight in the eyes.

His keen eyes made him feel uneasy, Hyun-Soo maintained eye contact with him.

“Good bye.”

 

<A New Skill #2> End.

9 thoughts on “The Skill Maker – Chapter 022

  1. etloth

    What if someone bought the scroll on account of someone else? Then what? Then he gets messed up.

    He did finish high school, but his thoughts revolve around kindergarten level.

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