The Skill Maker – Chapter 115

<Power Expansion Preparations #3>

 

“I’m glad you’re here. We were discussing about how much information we should reveal regarding the colorful portal.”

Kim Yoo-Na greeted him warmly because Hyun-Soo contributed a lot during this hunt.

However, Leon didn’t know the reason, so he felt displeased.

“Technically, we only participated, so we need Xeon’s agreement.”

“What is Team Xeon suggesting?”

Leon looked a bit uncomfortable, but he replied.

“There’s…really no need to reveal it.”

“Then, Yoo-Na is on the side of wanting to reveal it.”

Since they’ve been through a lot, it’s understandable that they would suggest that.

On top of that, he probably felt that there wasn’t a need for Yoo-Na to have control over the information.

Hyun-Soo agreed with that.

‘Even if we reveal it, there’s a lot of people that won’t be able to use it anyways, so it’s better to boast about it a little’

Another reason was to annoy the higher-ups.

There was no reason to give them more power when they were trying to control the hunters for their own selfish gain.

‘Our life is on the line as well.’

Many lost their lives because they didn’t have enough information.

Of course some would still die even if they had the information.

Just in this portal, they managed to avoid death four times thanks to Hyun-Soo.

No one knew how things would turn out.

However, if another hunter decided to hunt in this portal and they were given information about it, wouldn’t their chance of survival increase?

Hyun-Soo agreed with Kim Yoo-Na.

“I also agree with Kim Yoo-Na suggestion.”

A frown appeared on Leon’s face.

And he glared at Hyun-Soo.

If his glare had a physical form, it would be a knife and that knife would probably stab Hyun-Soo several times.

But his expression changed because of Kim Yoo-Na.

‘Oh……?’

He suddenly started understanding what David and Ismael said.

“But, Yoo-Na. Think carefully. This could be our strength. Don’t you think that having power is important? This could be that power. Think carefully.”

Leon ignored Hyun-Soo and started persuading Kim Yoo-Na again.

The conversation turned into him trying to persuade her.

Hyun-Soo now understood why Ismael and David asked him to pull Yoo-Na away from Leon.

“Hm, I see. You’re right about that. What do you think, Hyun-Soo?”

A frown appeared on Leon’s face when Kim Yoo-Na asked Hyun-Soo.

Hyun-Soo looked straight at Leon and spoke.

“You can’t call that power. If we succeeded in clearing another colorful portal, that small power won’t have much of an effect, so I think it’s better not to stock up on them.”

Under the condition that they clear another colorful portal.

They won’t be able to get much out of this small information.

Team Xeon lacked the power to clear the portal by themselves while Kim Yoo-Na’s clan could clear it many times.

And Leon wanted to gain power over one data when they’ll be able to gain plenty. Hyun-Soo had a hunch of how powerful Leon was.

Maybe Leon what Hyun-Soo was implying.

Now Leon looked really mad.

“This isn’t something we should be discussing with a member.”

It was obvious that he wanted Hyun-Soo to go away.

“Leon, my clan makes decisions based on everyone’s opinions. And Hyun-Soo’s opinion is more important.”

“More important…? How come?”

“That’s something you don’t need to know.”

‘Wow.’

Hyun-Soo couldn’t hide his surprise when he heard her reply.

Kim Yoo-Na wanted to protect Hyun-Soo’s secret and didn’t want to reveal the clan’s primary power.

The issue was that she rejected without any hesitation.

“I-I see. I guess I overstepped my boundary.”

Hyun-Soo felt bad because he was a leader of a clan, but he couldn’t do anything in front of Kim Yoo-Na.

Leon was attacking Hyun-Soo, but Kim Yoo-Na was the one that put him in his place, not Hyun-Soo.

He was probably doing that to look good.

Leon was now beyond mad.

Kim Yoo-Na noticed that Leon tried to keep calm, but he wasn’t able to hide his anger.

“Yes, that’s right.”

On top of that, Kim Yoo-Na was straightforward.

It didn’t seem like she felt sorry for him because she spoke very calmly.

But that wasn’t the case for people that were listening.

‘Wow…….’

Hyun-Soo kind of felt sorry for Leon.

Kim Yoo-Na must’ve reacted that way because of how Leon was acting before.

Since she was there with the members and not by herself, it was understandable as to why she was watching over the members.

‘Tsk, tsk. Looks like you just revealed your weak point.’

And he’s trying to team up with Kim Yoo-Na again.

Is he just brave or shameless?

Team Xeon was one of the well-known guilds and Hyun-Soo started question whether a clan has to be shameless in order to become bigger.

“I think it’ll be good to reveal the information.”

“No, Yoo-Na. Don’t you think it’ll be better to think about it again? This is our chance.”

They’ve had that chance many times.

That’s why they weren’t hesitant about revealing the data.

Kim Yoo-Na looked like she was contemplating for a bit.

“Then, let’s not reveal it.”

Was her answer.

A bright smile finally appeared on Leon’s face, but.

“But, we’ll reveal it starting from the next hunt.”

A frown appeared on his face again.

That meant.

‘There’s a chance that this alliance will break.’

The reason for her deciding to reveal the data starting from the next hunt was simple.

Do what you want this time.

Because there won’t be a next time for you.

They had different opinions, so there was no reason to stick together.

The alliance was formed today, so it’ll be a problem if things go wrong already.

And that alliance is leaning more on one side anyways.

‘Breaking the alliance may be better than having him as an ally.’

Hyun-Soo thought deeply.

Kim Yoo-Na’s clan will become the best.

Because he was going to make it the best.

But he didn’t like having a fishy guy like him in the group.

On top of that, as time passes, Leon will definitely take more control.

It was obvious that he had the better future.

Those that have discerning eyes will be able to read the flow and do something about it.

‘We have nothing to lose.’

He was worried about the alliance breaking up because he got involved.

But Hyun-Soo soon realized that there was no need to worry about that.

Was it because Hyun-Soo looked more relaxed?

Or was it because he understood his place after what Kim Yoo-Na said?

Leon looked like he was about to bite his lips, but a soft smile appeared on his face.

But Hyun-Soo’s eyes were fixed on Leon’s fist.

“I think your suggestion is a lot better. Let’s do that. We’ll keep getting more of these data anyways, right?”

“I’m sure. So, are we done? Let’s get the corpse and luggage we brought and leave. We’ll be heading to our base, so make sure to follow us.”

Kim Yoo-Na gave a small nod.

Kim Yoo-Na walked away from Leon, just like David and Ismael had hoped.

Since Kim Yoo-Na wasn’t there, there was no need for Hyun-Soo to stay there.

Right when Hyun-Soo was about leave, he heard Leon’s whisper.

“…Don’t think it’s going to end like this.”

“Did you even start something? I can’t really tell.”

“Haha, you’re funny.”

“Really? Well, I guess it’s a relief since you thin it’s funny. I’ll be taking my leave.”

Leon continued glaring at Hyun-Soo with a smile.

But his eyes were different.

‘There’s no need to be afraid of someone like him.’

Hyun-Soo just smirked.

***

 

“I’m overloaded with work because of you guys.”

Herhim called a few days ago.

Even though he was old, many considered Herhim as a legendary hunter.

He was just exaggerating so that others would hear his complaint.

Hyun-Soo had no choice but to visit the black market.

Herhim asked him to come with Kim Yoo-Na.

Thanks to that, Hyun-Soo rode in Kim Yoo-Na’s red sports car.

Hyun-Soo was now used to greeting the people there and when entered the deepest part, Herhim greeted them.

“Welcome. The two hottest people are here in my office!”

Herhim opened his arms while greeting them.

Hyun-Soo felt like he needed to run to Herhim and give him a hug.

In American movies, the characters do that when they haven’t seen each other for a long time.

Hyun-Soo kind of wanted to do that.

“Mr. Herhim, why did you want to see us?”

Kim Yoo-Na must’ve felt the same way because she lightly pushed Herhim’s arm.

“You youngs ones aren’t romantic at all.”

“I’m sure you didn’t call us just to complain.”

“Amd I not supposed to?”

“……Mr. Herhim.”

Kim Yoo-Na quietly said his name.

Herhim coughed and motioned them to take a seat.

“Since you’re here, let’s take our time. If it weren’t for you guys, I wouldn’t have time to rest. You guys are 80% of the reason why I’m so busy, so let me complain.”

Kim Yoo-Na thought it was absurd, but decided to listen.

Hyun-Soo suddenly became the culprit, so he quietly sat down.

“You didn’t bring it with you today?”

Even though the subject was missing, Hyun-Soo knew what Herhim was talking about.

“Riri, come out.”

Riri grew a little after consuming the monster’s skill.

Her physical form didn’t change, but it was easy to tell by how she acted.

Before, she was like an innocent child that was just born into world, but now, she knew what she liked and disliked.

Kyuuuuuu.

Riri, who was inside Hyun-Soo’s hood, released a small cry.

She was being more cautious than usual, which meant that she wasn’t going to leave Hyun-Soo’s hood.

“Riri?”

When Hyun-Soo called her name again, she flew out with an unsatisfied look on her face.

After spinning around Hyun-Soo once, she carefully sat on top of Hyun-Soo’s hand.

“Oh! So you did bring it. Great!”

It was obvious that Herhim liked it.

Herhim liked interesting things, so Riri was a monster that Herhim really wanted to have for himself.

“There was something I wanted to give Riri.”

Herhim looked through his desk drawer after saying that.

Moments later, he took out…

‘Energy Stone?’

It was an Energy Stone that had a green light.

Kyuuuuu?

“It’s a present for you.”

Hyun-Soo wasn’t sure if Herhim was really rich or if he was really obsessed with Riri.

The Energy Stone was worth over a million dollars and if it wasn’t for Herhim, Hyun-Soo wouldn’t have believed that it was a real Energy Stone.

“Is it okay…to give that away?”

 

<Power Expansion Preparations #3> End.

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