The Skill Maker – Chapter 120

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<Bait & Hook #2>

 

“Did you guys enjoy the food?”

When Kim Yoo-Na stood up and spoke, everyone looked at her.

“I know it’s been uncomfortable because there wasn’t a training room, so I prepared a space for you.”

It was an announcement that didn’t fit well with dinner time.

They didn’t reveal the Center Room and the personal training rooms that the members have been using.

Because of that, the visitors complained a bit.

‘Are they crazy?’

‘That’s absurd.’

The members complained about the visitors that were complaining about not having a training room.

It’s because they overstayed their welcome by making up silly excuses and now they were demanding a training room.

‘It’s a good thing they finished building it by spending all their money…if not, my plan might’ve been delayed a bit.’

He heard that there was a tall building in China that was completed in 12 days.

It was an amazing achievement done by man.

The FE’s new building wasn’t any different.

‘They used a lot of money.’

He was able to really see them splurge.

Since money had so much power, the workers worked for 24 hours straight.

If they needed more people, they got more people and if they needed more material, they provided it.

They even provided shower rooms and high-quality food.

Even though they haven’t finished it, a part of the facility was completed so that people could use it.

And Kim Yoo-Na notified the visitors about it.

Was it for their comfort and convenience?

The answer was no.

Hyun-Soo slowly looked at the people.

Some wondered why Kim Yoo-Na was announcing it all of a sudden and others felt something through that announcement.

‘I knew it.’

Something was happening.

Some hunters felt something change within their bodies and they understood why Kim Yoo-Na made that announcement.

It was obvious.

They needed a space where they can move around freely.

If they figured this out, then they would definitely have more questions.

How did she know?

This was Hyun-Soo’s next plan.

‘The high-ranked hunters. They’ve noticed.’

High-ranked hunters are generally smart.

Hyun-Soo wasn’t sure if their brains developed when they leveled up or if their bodies were well-developed because they had a lot of hunting experience.

Since there weren’t any information about this, he didn’t know the answer.

‘Anyways, the important thing is that we’re at the second stage of my plan.’

All that was left was the third stage.

The third stage was easy.

The only thing the hunters had to do was stand up and run to the training room.

And have them realize the changes in their body and have their bodies learn the effects.

Then he’ll be done with that stage.

“If anyone needs a drill hall, our staff at the entrance will guide you there.”

A small smile appeared on her face.

“Doing a light exercise after eating is needed.”

She added that comment.

No one knew if it really was going to be a light exercise or an intense exercise.

Only the hunters that stood up knew.

***

Click, clack.

Hyun-Soo was on his way somewhere.

He was going to arrive at his destination very soon.

“Rookie!”

David wasn’t the only one that was pulling Hyun-Soo back.

Everyone automatically gathered at the Center Room even if they weren’t training.

David looked around and then pulled Hyun-Soo into the Center Room.

The room was empty.

“What’s wrong?”

“Do you have that?”

“Have what?”

“You know, that.”

“What are you talking about?”

“You know, the Bibimbap that you made for us!”

“Oh…….”

Hyun-Soo now understood and nodded his head.

Then David asked with a disappointed expression.

“Why in the world did you make it for them? There isn’t enough for us!”

“Do you even know what that was?”

Even though Hyun-Soo made several dishes that contained medicinal herbs, he never explained it to them.

“Of course I know it. I’m not that stupid, you know.”

It was understandable as to why they didn’t know because they would either go meet their girlfriends or exercise after dinner.

“Don’t worry. I’ll make it again for you guys.”

It wasn’t that difficult.

After Hyun-Soo answered without any hesitation, David shook his head with a frustration look.

“No, that’s not it. I’m worried about you!”

“Huh……?”

Worried?

Who? Me?

When Hyun-Soo asked, David nodded.

“That’s right! Why would you make something like that? It should be just for us…oh, no, that’s not it! Everyone knows that you made it now!”

David enthusiastically voiced his concern.

“Ha, ha ha.”

Hyun-Soo’s laugh didn’t really fit well with the current situation.

David was confused because Hyun-Soo’s laugh was odd, but Hyun-Soo couldn’t stop smiling.

‘Now that I think about it…….’

He acted like this before.

When he saw Hyun-Soo use two different elements at the same time, David begged him to not tell anyone.

He was probably curious about how that it was possible, but he didn’t even ask.

But he acted like Hyun-Soo’s guardian because he was afraid that something bad was going to happen to Hyun-Soo if others found out.

‘What did say back then? That he had to look after me?’

He was treating Hyun-Soo like a baby.

That’s why the other members scorned him.

It happened not that long ago, but it was a pretty funny memory.

‘He’s still the same.’

In the end, David was worried about Hyun-Soo.

Even though no one was holding a weapon, it was a war zone.

A war zone where people take and gets things taken away from them.

“Ha ha…….”

It was obvious that David would be worried after Hyun-Soo revealed his skill in the current situation.

“Wh-why are you laughing rookie? Did I make a mistake?”

“No, no. I’m just thankful.”

“……?”

David didn’t understand.

When Hyun-Soo said thank you, David waved his hand really fast.

“N-no…I mean…I should be the one thanking you since I’m probably just being nosy. But, what are you trying to do? Is it okay to reveal yourself like that?”

“They probably don’t know that I did it. And I didn’t purposely reveal it either. They probably won’t think that it’s me and will just think that our clan has something.”

“That’s okay, right? Did you…do that on purpose?”

“Yeah, we should use whatever we can.”

He wasn’t going to do anything useless.

If they had to take one step forward, it would be a giant step.

“I didn’t even know and was worried for no reason. I was really worried that someone might have taken you.”

David let out a huge sigh of relief.

“Ha ha. I just realized this, but it’s great to have someone like you worrying about me. Thank you.”

“Huh? No. Oh man, you’re making me cringe.”

Was it because he was surrounded by people who were honest?

Hyun-Soo expressed his appreciation without any hesitation.

The old Hyun-Soo wouldn’t have been able to say things like this.

It felt like this was the time for him to really realize the things he wasn’t able to before because he was always looking ahead.

 

“Ariel almost got kidnapped before. They still try, but it was a lot worse before. Since extraterritorial rights exists, it’s not as bad as before…jeez…”

“I see. I understand. Don’t worry too much. Do I look like someone that’ll get easily kidnapped?”

Hyun-Soo created fire and wind on the palm of his hand while laughing.

It was the same skill that David told him to hide.

Who would try to go up against someone with that kind of skill?

“Yeah, I’m sure you can take care of yourself. But still, be careful.”

“Got it.”  

***

 

‘Not bad.’

Knowing that someone cared was a pretty good feeling.

Hyun-Soo exited the Center Room and headed to his original destination.

Knock, knock.

Hyun-Soo stood in front of a large door and knocked.

It was a notification that the owner of the room wanted.

“Come.”

A slim figure was looking at something while leaning on a desk.

Kim Yoo-Na lifted her head and greeted Hyun-Soo.

“How are they reacting?”

It wasn’t Hyun-Soo’s own plan. They were using the clan’s name to execute the plan.

That’s why it was difficult for him to see their reactions.

But Kim Yoo-Na was actively participating in the plan.

“It was great. They were pretty excited so they ran to the training room.”

Kim Yoo-Na giggled.

Hyun-Soo was able to imagine that.

A good amount of them visited here to get information and to find some sort of flaw.

There were also some that were trying to become allies with the clan.

Anyways, they put their pride down and ran to the training room.

“It’s a success.”

“Yes, it sure is.”

“I’m sure they’ll make a more competitive offer now.”

“It’s all thanks to you, Hyun-Soo.”

They showed off the clan’s skill.

Once they come back to their senses, they’ll be busy calculating their offers.

Even though strong hunters gathered here, there was still a difference in skill between them.

After seeing FE’s skill, there will definitely be some that believe that they’re not strong enough.

‘We’ll just get rid of them.’

It meant that they weren’t strong enough to walk on the road that the clan was going to walk on.

This will be their chance to find out the skill differences.

It was an unexpected bonus.

‘The more people we filter out, the better I guess.’

There’s a reason why companies gave two tests and did an interview at the end.

“Since we provoked them, I’m sure some of them will start getting busy.”

“Yes, let’s move on to our next part of our plan.”

Hyun-Soo and Kim Yoo-Na looked at each other.

After sharing their secrets, a sly smile appeared on their faces.

Since they set everything, some of the hunters will start getting busy

Once they start moving, they’ll execute the next part of their plan.

The first part of their plan was a success.

Hyun-Soo decided to slowly start executing the next part.

“Try this.”

Hyun-Soo took out the fruit he brought with him.

It was a tangerine he bought from the market.

He bought it because Hyuna really liked it, but he decided to offer some to Kim Yoo-Na too.

“What’s this?”

“You’ll know once you try it.”

It wasn’t that Kim Yoo-Na didn’t know what a tangerine was. She was wondering why he was offering it to her.

Even though she asked why, Hyun-Soo answered her by telling her to try it.

Kim Yoo-Na peeled the tangerine and ate a small piece.

“……!”

 

<Bait & Hook #2> End.

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