Edited By: Sebas Tian
Hyun-Soo quickly checked Interface.
And he found some interesting information regarding the fairy.
The fact that the word, dependent, was written on there.
And there was another thing he realized.
The fairy that hatched from Karazhan’s egg consumes a hunter’s energy.
He wasn’t sure if the fairy only consumed the energy or consumed other things as well, but whenever Hyun-Soo gathered his energy to create a potion, the fairy would approach him and stick out their lips.
Maybe that’s why the fairy looks bigger.
“So feeding you isn’t my top priority right now. That’s a relief.”
He wasn’t sure if that was a good thing though.
But thanks to the fairy, Hyun-soo decided to take a break from making the potions.
The fairy sounded like it was falling asleep as it tossed and turned.
It fell asleep on Hyun-Soo’s shoulder.
It’s been a while since Hyun-Soo visited the clan’s main building.
The fairy, no, Riri, tagged along.
Hyuna came up with that name.
It was a short name that was easy to pronounce and memorize.
After Hyun-Soo made a request, Hyuna looked through a biographical dictionary and found a pretty name.
Thanks to her, he heard all sorts of names.
But the one they went for was Riri.
The name is from the word, fairy, and they turned it into a Korean name.
Hyuna explained that she wrote it as a joke and was disappointed when Hyun-Soo decided to go with that one, but it was easy to pronounce.
Giving it a simple and easy name was the best.
After consuming Hyun-Soo’s energy several of times, Riri was now the size of a fingernail and never left Hyun-Soo’s shoulder.
When he tried to leave Riri, it started crying.
Maybe it’s because of Karazhan’s characteristics.
Whenever Riri cried, his head would start hurting.
“Hey, long time no see. I thought you went somewhere far since I haven’t seen you around.”
“I rested and also have been working on some stuff.”
“Right. This is the best time to take care of personal errands. A few of our members went on vacation. They’re way too easy-going.”
David, the one that greeted Hyun-Soo first, released a deep sigh.
“What? Something wrong?”
“There’s always something wrong. This is the first time we haven’t received a hunting permission…huh? What’s that on your shoulder? A doll?”
He mentioned that he saw a celebrity wearing a doll on their shoulder on the internet and asked if Hyun-Soo was doing the same thing.
“No way. It’s not a doll. It’s alive. Riri, come here.”
Since Riri followed him everywhere, it was only a matter of time before the members saw it.
‘Not like I was going to hide it anyways.’
Hyun-Soo was going to train it after it hatched, so Hyun-Soo planned on revealing it to the others.
When Hyun-Soo called, Riri’s colorful, transparent dragonfly-like wings started flapping and and Riri landed on the palm of Hyun-Soo’s hand.
David’s eyes grew so big that it looked like they were going to pop out.
“Is this, really, is it, really?”
David must’ve been really surprised because he asking with words.
“Yes, it’s a monster. But since it’s dependent on me, it’s not dangerous.”
“Oh, God. Wow! Did you tame it?”
“Hm…it’s a similar concept.”
Technically, he didn’t tame it.
Riri just belongs to Hyun-Soo.
But since it wasn’t completely off, Hyun-Soo replied by saying that it was a similar concept.
“Man! Oh jeez! Can I see it?”
Before Hyun-Soo could reply to David’s request, Riri replied.
Riri released a dissatisfied cry and then turned the other way.
David kept on exclaiming.
Even though he was rejected, he looked at Riri with interest and kept on walking around Hyun-Soo’s hand.
“This is a dramatic change. Our clan is probably the only clan that completely tamed a monster!”
David spoke with excitement.
“I heard that there’s a hunter in a hybrid clan that are able to tame a monster, but I heard it only takes them a few minutes. Even though they call it taming, it’s wrong. They’re just putting the monster in a daze.”
Even though that hunter received harsh criticism, David explained that there was a time when taming was really popular.
“But no one succeeded. Hunters with similar skills tried, but they all failed. After that, many said that monster taming was nonsense, but…jeez, man. A tamed monster is right in front of my eyes!”
The excited David carefully extended his hand out towards Riri.
But Riri arrogantly extended their wings out and flew towards Hyun-Soo’s shoulder.
Disappointment and attachment filled David’s eyes.
“Anyways, Hyun-Soo. You’re really amazing. You achieved something that no one else has. You’re definitely our clan’s treasure! Let’s go in. We have to let the other members know about this happy news. You came here to let everyone know, right?”
“I was just lucky. I don’t even have a taming skill. And I came here because Yoo-Na called me.”
Disappointment filled David’s face.
Hyun-Soo wasn’t sure whether David was disappointed by the fact that Hyun-Soo successfully tamed the monster despite of not having the skill for it or not being able to meet the other members because Kim Yoo-Na called him.
“I’ll head to the Center Room once I’m done talking with Kim Yoo-Na.”
He must’ve been disappointed by the latter.
Surprisingly, David didn’t hold him up and let Hyun-Soo go.
Hyun-Soo released a deep sigh when he was far from David.
Riri let out a cry when they realized something was wrong.
‘So Riri is that amazing, huh?’
Hyun-Soo didn’t know what kind of skills Riri had or what they could do.
He could only assume that Riri had similar skills to Karazhan since they hatched from Karazhan’s egg.
But Hyun-Soo didn’t know every detail about Karazhan, so they probably had skills that Hyun-Soo was unaware of.
‘I should take my time and find out.’
The fact that Riri was a tamed monster was a good enough reason to gain a lot of attention.
Like how David reacted.
It was understandable.
Even though hunters failed to tame monsters in the past, this was proof that it was possible.
Riri’s existence was proof of that.
When he saw Riri sitting on his right shoulder, it felt a bit heavier for some reason.
Hyun-Soo knocked when he arrived at Kim Yoo-Na’s private room.
Kim Yoo-Na greeted Hyun-Soo with a small smile.
“I’m sorry for calling you here when you’re resting. Mr. Herhim called. About selling the first batch…am I seeing things?”
“If you’re talking about the fairy that’s sitting on my shoulder, then you’re not hallucinating.”
“Is that, really……?”
“Yes, that’s right.”
“So it hatched!”
Kim Yoo-Na became excited when she saw Riri sitting on his shoulder.
Kim Yoo-Na was interested in the egg just as much as Hyuna.
She even provided an incubator.
“It’s pretty similar to the monster that we brought from the portal. Is the size different…?”
After Hyun-Soo cut Karazhan’s corpse, the clan took it so that they could study it.
Since it’s the monster they obtained from the first colorful portal, they wanted to study it to see if they were different from other ordinary monsters.
They tried to put everything back together so that they could see its original form and Kim Yoo-Na must’ve seen it.
“It hasn’t been that long since they hatched, so I’m not sure how big it’ll grow. I’m going to find ways to use them once they’re big enough.”
“Using them…if that is possible, it’ll have a big impact on the hunter world. Now that I think about, the monster from the colorful portal manipulates the mind, right? Everyone was happy about being able to prove their hypothesis with the monster and I’m sure they’ll do whatever they can to obtain that fairy. Be careful so that they don’t take it from you.”
Kim Yoo-Na explained with a smile that they would want it even more since Riri was alive.
Kim Yoo-Na was always straightforward when she spoke, so it was odd that she was being hesitant.
And then she asked him a question.
“Um…if it’s okay…can I see the fairy from up close?”
“Sure. Riri, come here.”
Riri flew towards Hyun-Soo’s hand when he called.
“Did you name it Riri? It fits well. It’s cute.”
Kim Yoo-Na carefully approached and looked at Riri.
Kim Yoo-Na’s white cheeks started turning red.
That was the expression that people usually displayed after seeing something that’s really cute and loveable.
‘…It’s the first time I’m seeing her act like that..’
This was the first time he realized that Kim Yoo-Na was weak against cute things.
She was looking at Riri with excitement and when she realized that Hyun-Soo was looking at her, she changed her expression.
She tried to put on her usual cold expression, but failed because of her blushing face.
“Ahem. The reason why I contacted you is because Mr. Herhim called. He said he already got a group of customers. He said he’s planning on selling the potions as soon as they’re ready.”
“He gets fired up once he sets his mind on something.”
Something happened within the black market and thanks to that event, he created the black market in an instant.
It’s just a rumor, but Kim Yoo-Na said it’s most likely true when considering Herhim’s personality.
“It seems like they’re going to hold an auction. Since it’s their first time, it’ll be a blind auction and they’re not going to set a limit. It seems like they’ve already finished the preparations. They plan on starting as soon as they receive the potion. Fast, right?”
Hyun-Soo was shocked when he heard how Herhim was planning on selling the potion and Kim Yoo-Na nodded as if she understood how he felt.
“It’s not much, but there are some that are finished.”
He used the recipe that was already registered and made a few.
Right now, Hyun-Soo was focusing on a better and more valuable potion.
Creating a large amount of the same potion wasn’t bad, but Hyun-Soo had a different plan.
So instead of creating the same potion over and over again, he focused on creating a better potion.
“Is that so? That’s a relief. Honestly, Mr. Herhim wouldn’t stop bothering me. He kept on telling me that everything was ready to go, but one thing was missing. He kept on pushing me to give him the potion. Of course he said it in a much nicer tone, but that’s basically what he said.”
“You should’ve told me.”
He said that because he felt bad about Kim Yoo-Na being involved in all of this, but she just smiled.
In many ways, Kim Yoo-Na was trying to making things convenient for him.
Hyun-Soo knew that the leaders of the other groups wouldn’t help out a single member like this.
Hyun-Soo suddenly thought of something.
“Don’t you want a potion?”
“You can even make it so that it’s only available to the clan members.”
Hyun-Soo wasn’t sure if it was possible, but leaders of a group usually make the impossible possible.
But Kim Yoo-Na wasn’t like that at all.
She even introduced Mr. Herhim to Hyun-Soo and even got involved in the whole potion business.
To Hyun-Soo, it was extremely beneficial, but in some ways, he felt odd because she was being selfless.
“Why should I do that?”
<Awakening #3> End.