Episode 150. Circle creation (1)
“Sure. Feel free to touch it anyway. He might become a member of our guild, so he can’t be stingy, can he?”
Baek Ji-yeon readily agreed, and Jae-hyun replied with a smile on his face.
“Thank you for your consideration.”
Jaehyun stretched out his hand and lightly squeezed the S-class item in front of his eyes.
The dagger that wrapped around the palm of the hand exuded energy that simply said it was excellent. It is large enough to replace the mana blade that Jaehyun usually makes.
The sharpness of the black blade boasted a phenomenal level even at first glance. Maybe a table in a cafe would be torn apart just by touching it.
“It’s a good dagger.”
“So, do you think of our proposal positively?”
As if waiting for Jaehyun’s words, Baek Jiyeon interrupted.
Jaehyun put down his sword with a soft smile and crossed his arms.
“well. I want to go home and think about it some more.”
“… … well, that’s good It is a matter that does not require a decision to be made right away.”
“Thank you for your understanding. Then, I’ll just get up.”
After finishing the conversation, Jaehyun got up from his seat and left the cafe first.
* * *
After a while.
Baek Ji-yeon, who was left at the cafe, was lost in thought with her lips bitten.
‘… … something is weird What was that attitude from before?’
A strange feeling of uneasiness prevailed.
Jaehyun’s last move. It wasn’t too bad.
Kang Joo-yeon, who was sitting next to her, tilted her head and asked.
“CEO, why are you like that? I think the conversation ended well.”
“It’s Min Jaehyun. Isn’t something strange?”
Kang Joo-yeon couldn’t help but be embarrassed. Why is Baek Ji-yeon suddenly saying something like that?
Didn’t the conversation a little while ago end well?
“No, no matter how you look at it, it’s strange. attitude at the end. It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary, and it showed me an S-class artifact. Why did you get up and go home without looking at it for a long time?”
“that… … It sure is strange.”
Jooyeon Kang agrees and nods her head. Baek Ji-yeon quickly became a distraught face.
“Is there something up to you?”
“We don’t know yet, but even if there is a problem with the contract, there is nothing more we can do. Even the offer I made now has already far exceeded the limit.”
As Kang Joo-yeon said, I had no choice but to wait.
I hope I can get my hands on Jaehyun somehow.
I have no choice but to pray.
* * *
On the other hand, unlike Baek Ji-yeon, Jae-hyun returned home with a very relaxed mind.
He entered the room, holding a dagger with a familiar look in his hand and smiling.
“I never thought I’d get this here.”
Jaehyun had an S-class dagger in his hand. Looking at 《Needhogg’s Fang》, he nodded his head.
Baek Ji-yeon. A little while ago, she tried to coax herself as a curator through her dagger, but this was an obvious mistake.
Jaehyun’s skill. 《Formation of Magic Tools》.
This is a fraudulent skill that allows you to implement any item you have ever touched. It has the downside of slightly lowering its power, but this was not a big problem for Jaehyun.
“When I put up an S-class item as a condition for the first time, I couldn’t believe it… … I never thought it would let me touch real items.”
Thanks to this, Jaehyun fulfilled the conditions for making Nidhogg’s fangs.
In future battles, the poisoning effect and the collaboration of daggers will be of great help.
“Anyway, I’m sure you’ll be anxious about that side as well. I need to contact you.”
After Jaehyun smiled, he took out his smartphone and called Seongjae Park.
[hello. This is Park Seong-jae.]
Park Seong-jae’s voice on the phone was extremely tense. It seemed like he knew the reason, but Jaehyun continued talking without showing off.
“I have something to tell you.”
[…] … .]
The reply was late for some reason. The moment Jaehyun was about to open his mouth, Park Seongjae jumped in and quickly intervened.
[…] … Jae-hyun. please. Could you somehow remain in the Yeonhwa Guild?]
‘also. Judging from the fact that the words came out first, it seems that the curator went to Yeon-hwa first. My prediction was correct.’
Jaehyun smiled lightly.
“no way. What kind of sad words are you talking about?”
[…] … yes?]
“I had no intention of going to Yeonhwa from the beginning.”
[That, is that really? I saw you had a conversation with the Curators Guild… … . Oh, that’s it. I didn’t see it secretly, I was just passing by… … .]
At Jaehyun’s words, Seongjae Park stammered in a dumbfounded voice.
“I know you’ve been shadowing me. Did you know that I didn’t know that?”
[…] … .]
It was after Jaehyun switched the phone with his other hand.
“The teacher is also listening to the phone call from behind, right? We all know each other, so let’s talk about it without hiding it.”
[…] … Wow!]
I knew it would be like this. Jaehyun thought and sat on the bed.
“As I said just now, I have no thoughts of transferring. Yeonhwa has been so good to me, can I fall for one S-class artifact?”
[Can you talk about the main point without talking around?]
Yoo Sung-eun said that, probably already aware of Jae-hyun’s dark intentions.
“In exchange for me staying at Yeonhwa, there is one condition.”
[…] … okay. It’s more comfortable.]
This time, Yoo Sung-eun’s voice was heard directly. Jaehyun took a deep breath.
“The next event at Milles Academy. outdoor lodging. I would like to adjust the schedule a bit.”
[…] … By any chance, does that have anything to do with staying in the Yeonhwa Guild? It will benefit you.]
Yoo Sung-eun immediately asked as if he did not understand.
Jaehyun raised an eyebrow in response.
“yes. It’s great.”
* * *
Time passed quickly and it was the day of returning to school.
Jaehyun put his private clothes and various items in a large trunk, then put them back into his inventory. Not having to carry heavy objects was one of the Awoken’s advantages.
It was a short ride from Seoul to Daegu via the portal.
Jaehyun walked for a while and stood in front of the main gate of Milles Academy.
The inside was already noisy. Of course, Jaehyun knew why.
‘It’s finally the circle promotion period. I’m sure there will be troublesome things.’
Circle promotion period.
One month before joining the official circle. It refers to a period during which cadets can create circles or experience the facilities and systems of other circles in advance. It is convenient to think of it as a kind of experiential learning period.
“Come to our circle! Among the graduates, there are four B-class raiders!”
“Come to our Straits Circle! There are many benefits because it is a circle made by the master of the currently hot Haesin Guild!”
“In our circle… … .”
The scenery is not very different from the solicitation of the market. As Jaehyun looked around and took a step in wonder, he suddenly heard a man’s voice heading towards him.
“Min Jaehyun. I was waiting.”
“What are you doing?”
Jaehyun looked at the person who was talking to him and said.
A somewhat familiar face. But I couldn’t remember who it was.
The time when he was trying to recall his thoughts while searching his memory.
The man in front of me frowned.
“Don’t you know me?”
“Are you overly self-conscious? It doesn’t look particularly good.”
Jaehyun couldn’t help but say that without even knowing it.
Not too long ago, it was Jaehyun who dealt with the S-class Raider Balak. But what about a guy who is just an academy cadet? don’t you know who i am?
The moment Jaehyun was about to say another word.
“I am Jeonghyun. It’s the circle leader of the circle style. I want to recruit you.”
‘Ah, I just remembered.’
Jaehyun smiled faintly.
‘Junghyun. It’s a special talent that will grow up to S rank after becoming the representative of Circle Yu.’
It was he who had excellent leadership as much as his skills. Later, he joined Haesin, the strongest guild in the martial arts world. Afterwards, it was reported in an article that he came out of Haesin to create his own guild.
‘Now that I’ve returned, I don’t know what the future will be like.’
In fact, knowing the future did not change Jaehyun’s answer.
“I’m sorry, but I’m not going to Yu. Would it be all right if I go then?”
At Jaehyun’s words, Junghyun didn’t waver at all and just raised the corner of his mouth.
He grabbed Jaehyun’s shoulder as he passed him and opened his magic a little.
“I want you to think about it again.”
“I think it’s a far cry from asking you to reconsider. no way.”
Seeing Jeong-hyeon gripping his shoulders, Jae-hyeon released his mana without losing.
“Would you like to be embarrassed here?”
Jaehyun laughed. Exhalation wells up in Jung-hyeon’s eyes as he calmly sits down. Magic power bursting out at the same time.
But that was then.
“hey! Jung Hyun! I said! You’re going to fail because your personality is a bitch. haha. yeah good idea Jaehyun Min, you should join our circle.”
Kang Joo-hyeop. The circle leader, who boasts of being second in martial arts, intervened.
Of course, it was the face in Jaehyun’s memory.
Jaehyun seems to be annoying and tries to ignore them both.
“no! Min Jae-Hyun will be recruited from our Seong-Eun!”
From behind, Han Jian, the head of the Sung Eun Circle, intervened.
It was a real bummer.
Jaehyun opened his mouth, barely holding back the pounding in his head.
“I’m sorry. I don’t get into any circles.”
Jaehyun’s words fell heavily.
The circle leaders who have gathered to recruit him are visibly agitated. What do you mean by that? You say you won’t join the circle?
Jeong-hyeon frowned and stepped forward.
“You’re not going to join the Circle. The kids’ circles here are all outstanding. Not necessarily where I am, but everything is great.”
“Are there any other circles you’ve already decided to join?”
Han Jian carefully asked. Jaehyun shook his head.
“no. I am… … .”
Everyone’s eyes are on Jaehyun. Jaehyun smiled and added.
“I’m thinking of making a circle myself.”
* * *
After a while.
After finishing all the morning lectures, the group gathered at the hideout.
They are about to be taken aback after hearing Jaehyun’s declaration.
“… … so. Min Jaehyun, you will create a new circle. You mean this?”
Kim Yu-jung looked at Jae-hyun as if she was dumbfounded and asked.
Jaehyun nodded his head with a smile on his face.
“What is that? You all wanted to be in the same circle as me anyway.”
“hey. Whatever it is… … .”
“I think you already know… … Milles’ circles are basically created by current students. Is it okay for freshmen to make it? Like a disadvantage.”
It was Ahn Ho-yeon’s question. Jaehyun nodded.
“of course. There’s no rule that says freshmen shouldn’t make circles. Thoroughly skilled. Besides, most students who are already enrolled won’t be able to deal with us, so what’s the problem?”
Jaehyun said in a high-pitched voice. However, the expression of others was not good.
“Ah, no matter what… … Wouldn’t it be checked by other circles?”
It was Jaesang Lee’s question. Recently, he left the circle because of work overlaps due to the opening of a workshop, and has not yet joined another circle.
“That doesn’t matter as long as your skills are different. My brother is worried too much.”
Jaehyun was still calm. His group could only nod their heads.
‘Because Jaehyun’s skills are already at the top level even compared to existing radars.’
At least grade A. That was the realm of reenactment. At least there was no room for doubt about his skills.
Silence flows for a while. This time Seo Ina asked.
“… … Have you already thought of something? There are few instructors who know freshmen, so it is difficult to rent a circle room, and there will be many difficult things. It’s better to join another circle now… … .”
realistic problem. No matter how good a freshman is, a problem like this is difficult.
Networking. No matter how much Jaehyun is the first-class cadet in his grade, these networking issues are difficult to solve… … .
“You know that too? I have a deep connection with the chairman.”
The faces of the party, who had forgotten forgot, suddenly brightened at Jaehyun’s words that suddenly fell.
Jaehyun has a close relationship with Instructor Jiyeon Kim. In addition, he is the first negotiator of the Yeonhwa Guild and at the same time the direct follower of Yoo Seongeun.
‘perhaps… … .’
‘If you do well… … .’
‘… … It might be possible.’
‘Jae, Jaehyun is amazing!’
Everyone looked at Jaehyun with admiring eyes.
“I will make a formal offer.”
Jaehyun looked around at his colleagues with a light smile.
“how is it? everyone. Would you like to join my circle?”
The group’s eyes shone transparently.
The answer was as if it had already been decided.