Kim Yoo-Na offered to give Hyun-Soo a ride since they were outside of the suburbs.
Since they were in a secluded area, there wasn’t that many cars during the ride back home.
The way that the car moved so fast, so smoothly was amazing.
“Sports cars are pretty nice.”
As soon as Hyun-Soo complimented, Kim Yoo-Na continued the conversation.
“It’s a bit flashy. It’s not my type of car. But, Hye-Na likes these types of cars. I’m just driving it in her place.”
“There are a lot of people that wants to drive a sports car. It’s cool and makes you look good.”
“I prefer bikes over cars…I’m not riding it because I was told that I would get into accidents.”
Hyun-Soo imagined Kim Yoo-Na wearing a tight leather jacket and pants.
But he quickly erased it from his mind.
“Don’t you have enough to buy one for yourself? The scrolls that you’re selling are passive scrolls in the recovery category and they’re pretty rare. They’re pretty exclusive too. Especially that skill. It’s just my opinion, but if you showed it to a global market, you’ll definitely get noticed. And the potion you gave me…it’s an item that’ll definitely become popular within the hunter community. High-ranked hunters and guilds will know that it’s a necessity. If they find out, the entire world will find out as well.”
Scrolls with a rare skill can’t be purchased because they’re not available.
People would definitely bid for it.
That’s what Kim Yoo-Na pointed out.
“There’s something I’m curious about. Something that I don’t understand is why you’re selling scrolls at such a small market. Is there a reason why you’re only selling it there?”
Hunters that are within Korea mostly use Hunter Net.
There are international forums, but in order to work at a place that uses the same language and is easily accessible, using the Korean forum was their only choice.
The community was naturally created without anyone forcing it.
Anyways, it wasn’t an international forum, so it wasn’t wrong for her to say that it was small.
“If that wasn’t the only place you were selling the scrolls, Hye-Na might’ve been better already. I’m just saying it because I felt a bit disappointed.”
What she was meant was, there was a limit to how far the information could reach because the community was small.
“You sold the scroll to Jung Ho-Sik at pretty low price. Are you…not doing it for money?”
“It’s not that.”
Am I not doing it for money?
Of course he was.
Hyun-Soo’s goal was money.
And saving up a lot of money.
Because of that, Hyun-Soo thought her comment was ridiculous.
It must’ve shown on his face, because when Kim Yoo-Na glanced at Hyun-Soo, she asked again in a confused tone.
The problem was that he didn’t have the power to completely control his skills.
‘It’s something that I’ve felt when I first started selling.’
Without questioning, he followed the hunter to the Hunter Training Center.
It’s was a relief that the hunter let him go without any issues, but if there was…
‘I don’t even want to think about it.’
He might be locked up somewhere where he’s forced to create skills all the time.
There was something that bothered him after that.
That’s why Hyun-Soo decided to meet the buyers in an area with a lot of people.
Was he not doing it for money?
The answer was no.
If he could, he wanted to be open about it so that potential buyers could bid on it.
Anyone with common sense will know that one can make more money through that method.
But the reason why he was asking potential buyers to send him a message with a price was…
‘To prevent any potential danger.’
There was some information about him floating around, but there wasn’t a need to reveal more.
If more information were revealed, it can put him in danger and he wanted to prevent that.
‘It’s fine if I was alone, but my family isn’t hunters.’
Ordinary people are the ones that get hurt the most when they try to fight.
But what if the hunters came to them with bad intentions?
He automatically clenched his fist at the thought.
‘I leveled up and am now a D rank, but I’m still lacking.’
There might be high-ranked hunters that were crazy.
During his first hunt, the crazy healer was a scary one.
People in this world would kill others for money.
It wasn’t odd for others to do shady business in order to become stronger than others..
He wasn’t that far from that world.
‘There are already people that are jealous.’
Whenever he made a post about selling a scroll, people would send him weird messages.
When one has power, there’s bound to be people that are jealous.
There was a reason why Hyun-Soo was acting timidly despite of his amazing skills.
‘The reason why I gave the potions to Kim Yoo-Na first instead of posting them online is similar.’
The reason why he didn’t reveal the potions right away was to make it exclusive and save his strength.
But, there was something else that Hyun-Soo was more worried about.
Selling the potion would grab people’s attention, but something could happen to him.
Scrolls were often sold on the forum, so it wasn’t a big deal.
However, selling potions was new, so there was a high chance that it could cause a commotion.
If one had a potion, they wouldn’t have to wait for someone else to use their skill on them.
One can break through their limit.
Who wouldn’t want to become stronger?
‘Kim Yoo-Na qualified in that sense.’
The first target that he chose to give the potion to was Kim Yoo-Na.
It hasn’t been that long, but Hyun-Soo has been observing her personality all along.
He somewhat grasped her personality and temper.
Men and melons are hard to know, but she wasn’t the type to fake her emotions and thoughts.
Also, the biggest reason why he chose Kim Yoo-Na was…
‘Kim Yoo-Na was tied down.’
It was safe to say that she was limited in what she could do.
‘I’m needed for Kim Hye-Na’s sickness.’
Kim Yoo-Na witnessed the effects of the potion that Hyun-Soo gifted her.
As time passes, the effects of the skill will show.
The car they were riding in arrived at a location that was near the place they met earlier.
Kim Yoo-Na noticed that Hyun-Soo was deep in his thoughts, so she didn’t say anything.
After parking the car at a quiet location that was a short distance away from the main street, Kim Yoo-Na turned to Hyun-Soo.
“So…what’s your answer?”
‘Why aren’t you showing the power that you have?’
That’s what Kim Yoo-Na’s question meant.
“I’m not sure. My answer will connect with what I want to say to you.”
“What do you mean….?”
Hyun-Soo turned his head and looked at Kim Yoo-Na.
Kim Yoo-Na had a suspicious look on her face.
Looking into her eyes, Hyun-Soo said what was on his mind.
“Please lend me your power.”
“What…do you mean?”
“You know what I mean. Instead, I’ll promise you this. I’ll take responsibility and extend your little sister’s life.”
Her large eyes started trembling.
It looked like she was shaken.
Kim Yoo-Na was a hunter that survived far longer than Hyun-Soo.
That’s why it was impossible for her not to know what Hyun-Soo meant.
She could even assume his true intentions.
This was a gamble.
Truthfully, Hyun-Soo didn’t have that many roads to walk on.
Realistically, the paths he could walk on were limited.
Selling skills was one of the roads he could walk on.
But, Hyun-Soo was getting greedy.
The more power one has, the more money they make.
The more power one has, it can ensure a greater safety.
Have more power can bring bigger happiness.
This is the reason why Hyun-Soo chose Kim Yoo-Na.
‘I offered the deal.’
All that remained was Kim Yoo-Na’s decision.
This is why Hyun-Soo gave her the potions as a gift.
And after giving Kim Hye-Na a bottle, Kim Yoo-Na saw the effects herself.
“I need some time to think.”
Hyun-Soo respected her request..
There wasn’t a need for her to answer now.
Having her think about his offer and contemplate which would be best was better than her making a decision on the spot.
As soon as Hyun-Soo stepped out of the car, the red sports car drove off.
And a couple of days later.
Hyun-Soo received a call.
With the call, Kim Yoo-Na arrived.
After asking Hyun-Soo to meet, she sat up straight and spoke while staring at him.
Before saying it, it looked like she was hesitant about it.
But after giving her answer, her rational and proud expression came back.
The A rank hunter that used her fiery fist spoke.
“But, I tend to be treat people a bit roughly, so it’s best for you to be prepared.”
The sound of rough breathing filled the humidified room.
‘I’m going to die.’
Hyun-Soo was catching his breath while sitting on a rotten log.
‘How is this a bit? This is just killing someone.’
But it was effective.
“You’re tired already? Stand up. You’re not planning on letting that monster go, are you?”
He tried to rest, but Kim Yoo-Na prevented him from doing so.
‘Oh jeez. Damn it! Shouldn’t she give me some time before treating me this roughly?’
It hasn’t even been five minutes since Hyun-Soo sat down, but she made it sound like he’s been acting lazy for an hour.
Hyun-Soo widened his eyes by how unfair she was being, but Kim Yoo-Na didn’t even flinch.
“I thought you could take down a monster by yourself, but it seems like you still have a long way to go. I cut of its leg so you don’t have to worry about it jumping.”
Hyun-Soo looked at the monster from a distance.
Like she had informed earlier, the monster that made Hyun-Soo panic lost its leg.
‘What’s the point? The tongue is more dangerous than its leg.’
He was currently in a green portal and was hunting a Red Spotted Toad.
There were only two participating in the hunt.
Just Kim Yoo-Na and Hyun-Soo.
But that didn’t mean that it would be the same as before.
‘No. It’s pretty similar since she’s helping me out.’
But, there was one fatal flaw.
‘The problem is that she’s putting me in danger in order to help me grow stronger.’
The day he first gave her potions.
They formed a contract.
‘I asked her to lend me her power. She’s a smart woman, so I’m sure when I said power, she understood it as me asking for more than that.’
The power that Hyun-Soo mentioned contained a variety of things.
It was her power and position as a high-ranked hunter.
‘In simple terms, I’m asking her to sponsor me.’
And another thing.
‘I asked her to help me level up. And that’s why I’m suffering right now, but.’
Because Kim Yoo-Na pressured him, Hyun-Soo raised his exhausted body.
But, he wasn’t dreading this situation.
“You can do it, right?”
“Even if I can’t, I’ll make it happen.”
“Great. Then, finish it off.”
Hyun-Soo grabbed the remaining daggers.
Whenever the muddy swamp took a step, it twined its ankle.
But, after Hyun-Soo looked down, he stomped his feet lightly.
Swoosh! Tap, tap, tap tap, tap!
His body lightly floated.
<Contract #2> End.