The Skill Maker – Chapter 123

<Thinning Out #2>

 

Hyun-Soo called Riri.

“Riri, stop and come over here.”

Kyuuuu!

Riri was sitting on top of the spy’s black head and flew to Hyun-Soo when he called her.

“Wow. She wouldn’t even listen when we asked her to stop.”

David mumbled to himself in disappointment.

He was complaining about how she was treating people differently.

Hyun-Soo asked after she sat on his shoulder.

“Did you make him that way?”

Kyuuuu!

It was a short answer.

She was clearly saying yes.

Hyun-Soo had no idea as to how she left the dorm and how she was able to catch that person.

On top of that, since when did she have the ability to create illusions?

‘They do say that kids grow every day.’

This probably happened because he hasn’t been able to take care of her recently.

Of course she wasn’t a child of a human, but since it hasn’t been that long since she hatched out of the egg, it’s safe to say that she was a child.

Kyuuuu, kyuuuuu.

Riri was trying to say something by violently moving her body.

But when she realized that her owner wasn’t understanding her at all, she flew towards the palm of his hand.

And she tried to place Hyun-Soo’s hand on top of her head.

‘Is she?’

“Hyun-Soo, I think Riri wants you to compliment her.”

The other members must’ve felt the same thing as Hyun-Soo because they were pushing him to compliment her.

Others even quietly said how they were really envious.

“Good job. Thanks for catching him.”

There’s no way they wouldn’t be able to catch the spy since they’ve been expecting it.

But it’s possible that they fought to capture him.

He may not talk or even try to commit suicide.

People that believe that they’re right tend to do drastic things to prove it.

And that usually brings serious consequences.

People can get hurt.

But all of that was avoided.

Because of Riri’s skill.

What are the chances that they would be able to capture a high-ranked hunter without using violence?

“Riri, is it possible to use your skill in a different way?”

Kyuuu?

“Is it possible to restrict his mind?”

Kyuuuuu!

A short answer.

It was possible.

‘I should set a date and get to know about Riri more.’

He wasn’t sure if it’s possible since he couldn’t understand her, but Hyun-Soo decided to try.

He thought he did well by finding the egg during the hunt.

She was his shield and now, she was able to create an illusion.

‘It would’ve been bad if she was an enemy…’

He looked down at Riri who was nodding her head at Hyun-Soo.

It was obvious that she didn’t want to be apart from him.

She must’ve felt good after hearing the compliment because she seemed happier.

‘There’s no way.’

There’s no way she would abandon him.

Riri sometimes acted as if Hyun-Soo was her world.

Because of that, the other members were envious.

“Then limit him so that he only tells the truth when asked a question.”

Kyuuuuu!

Right when she answered, the spy stopped moving.

He just stood there with a blank expression. He didn’t move or do anything dangerous.

“Your name?”

When Hyun-Soo asked to test it out…

“Alexander Lachowski.”

He immediately replied.

Hyun-Soo looked into his eyes and could see that he was being controlled.

It seemed like his body was paralyzed and he was only able to speak.

“This makes things easier.”

Ismael commented while standing on the side.

And the other members commented on how it was a relief.

“I was afraid that we would have to fight this late at night.”

“You’re right. Interrogating him will be easy too. All we have to do is ask, right rookie?”

“Probably. We’ll have Riri stick with him just in case.”

Kyuuuuu?

“You did well in capturing him. We have to make sure to finish it up without any mistakes. I’ll give you a reward if you listen well.”

Kyuuuu?

“Yeah, I’ll give you a reward, so all you have to do is follow that middle-aged man.”

“Wait, why do I….?”

Eugene thought it was ridiculous, but Hyun-Soo was serious.

Hyun-Soo couldn’t let a newborn call that spy older brother.

Riri shook her head when Hyun-Soo told her to follow him, but happily agreed when he mentioned reward.

“I think we’re pretty much done here, so we can all go back. Thanks for coming out this late.”

Eugene waved his hand after tying up the spy.

The members looked disappointed because nothing really happened.

“I was nervous while coming here, but it ended just like that.”

“It’s good that it ended this way. It’s hard to keep things quiet, but we don’t have to worry about that.”

“You’re right.”

“I’m awake now. Hey, rookie. Want to have a drink with me?”

It’s only natural that they were fully awake since they were called out in the middle of the night.

“No, I’m going to try to get some sleep.”

He rejected their offer.

They caught one spy.

Usually, it would be difficult to pull them out of this room.

‘But Riri is with him.’

That meant that his second plan to weeding out the hunters was done.

It happened really fast too.

In order to prepare for that, Hyun-Soo wanted to be in a good condition.

“Okay, rest up.”

“See you tomorrow.”

After saying goodbye, everyone went back to their place.

Yawn.

He couldn’t stop yawning.

He hasn’t been sleeping well lately because he had a lot to take care of.

And today was one of the reasons.

That’s why his eyes shot open even though the alarm was short.

“I should be able to sleep well tonight.”

A small issue that occured in the middle of the night.

But the result was going to be different.  

***

 

“We built the building, but it’s useless. Wahhh…”

Katrina was the most disappointed because she invested the most in this building.

“What? It’s gotten quiet, so isn’t that better?”

“That’s true, but…….”

The base that was once filled with visitors was now quiet.

It happened after Riri controlled the hidden spy by creating an illusion.

Thanks to Riri’s skill, the interrogation was pretty easy.

They found out the guild he was in and the allies he was associated with.

They got all the details.

‘I didn’t know Eugene could be so cold and stubborn.’

He normally smiles a lot, but when he talks sometimes, there’s a hidden meaning behind it.

But he was usually nice to the members.

Hyun-Soo knew from the way he took care of him and Katrina.

But when Eugene is involved in a certain task, he transforms into a cold person.

‘I’ll be able to eat comfortably for once.’

That night helped him differentiate the allies from the enemy.

Kim Yoo-Na gathered data about this situation first thing in the morning.

She made a serious request and asked some of the visitors to leave.

“Why are you doing this all of a sudden?!”

One of the people that was asked to leave asked.

“The official letter that I’ll be sending out will have the reason, so you can check then.”

When Kim Yoo-Na replied, they slightly hesitated as if something was holding them back.

But they made a comment moments later.

“But this is too much!”

“I’m prepared to tell you the reason as to why I’m asking you to leave, but…it may damage your reputation. Are you okay with that?”

Kim Yoo-Na was willing to announce it in front of everyone.

The opponent was the one that cowered.

It was obvious that they would react this way.

When the other hunters realized that they wouldn’t be able to get anything out of this, they quietly grabbed their bags.

They all looked disappointed.

But there was no reason for them to stay.

The data that Kim Yoo-Na had was already released.

The visitors that hesitated looked at Kim Yoo-Na’s cold expression and the members behind and quietly left the base.

“I’m kind of worried. We went out pretty strong.”

One of the members mumbled as they recalled the time when the visitors poked around to see if there was anything they could steal.

“There’s nothing to worry about. They won’t be able to complain since they came with bad intentions. We have proof too.”

The spy that Riri caught confessed and his confession remained as official data.

“And there’s no reason to treat them nicely. They’re a bunch of thieves.”

“But I don’t think they’re going to give up like this. They may try to break us up.”

They may have left without much complaint, but no knew what they were going to do behind their backs.

The guild that the spy was in and the hunters that were associated with him were all kicked out.

But there was a big chance that they may turn a blind eye and make him responsible for everything.

But, who cares?

“Well, we can just catch them again.”

Hyun-Soo intercepted their conversation and commented.

“You’re right. The rookie is right. We can catch them again if they come, right?”

“Yeah, it’ll be better if they come. Since we have Riri, we’ll have more proof.”

Kyuuuuu.

When Riri heard her name, she peeked out of Hyun-Soo’s hood.

“Where can I get a monster like Riri?”

Everyone looked envious as they looked at Riri. Then, Riri went back into Hyun-Soo’s hood.

The members looked disappointed.

“So, should we start hunting again?”

“We have to take the unskilled ones to the hunt…I hope they’re better than the group from last time.”

Team Xeon wasn’t helpful at all when they were hunting the Puppeteer.

They actually got in the way.

“Yoo-Na said she’s going to stop by the black market before.”

“Oh…to get that contract? Figures. Even though we weeded out all the unskilled people, I’m sure there will be some that will change their minds. But, isn’t that really expensive?”

“It’s expensive. If we were to buy all of those people…wow.”

“You think Yoo-Na would buy all of them? I’m sure she’ll ask them to pay.”

There was word that caught his attention while listening to their conversation.

“What kind of contract?”

Wasn’t it as simple as signing it and getting it notarized?

Getting the contract notarized may be expensive, but it probably wasn’t that expensive for these high-ranked hunters since they had a lot of money.

It was probably a special contract…

“Oh, it’s called a magic contract. It’s better than a notarization.”

“A magic contract?”

“Some are saying that a Hidden Class hunter created it and others are saying it was discovered in a portal. We’re not sure which is true, but it’s really effective. A binding power forms once you write in it. A strong binding force.”

“Do you die or something?”

 

<Thinning Out #2> End.

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