The Novel's Extra - chapter-258
[Orden’s Living Quarter]
Deep inside the heart of Orden’s kingdom, Orden sat on a throne in
front of his loyal subordinates.
“An intruder has entered the Time Barrier.” The kneeled servant of
the King reported.
“So yet another fly entered the trap.”
“Not this time. The intruder seemed to know how the Time Barrier
worked. If we let him be and he dismantles the barrier, the souls we have
trapped inside will escape. We’ll need to do something about him.”
Hearing this, the King looked at the servants kneeling in a line in front
of him. Kurukuru, Lacor, Veritas, Garimto… If he wanted, he could
simply make his loyal servants annihilate the arrogant intruders.
“…I will handle it.”
But before the King could say anything, a human spoke up.
The servants of the King glared at the human with discontent. However,
the human didn’t show any sign of fear. In fact, the human snorted and
spoke again in a more confident manner.
“I will strike him down.” Jin Sahyuk’s words put a smile on
“Will you?” Orden asked.
Jin Sahyuk nodded with confidence, “Of course.”
After her fight with Bell not too long ago, she had joined Orden. Of
course, that didn’t mean she planned on cooperating with him fully.
She just had to embrace a bit of disgust to avoid Bell’s hindrance.
“I will make him disappear from your sight.”
She wasn’t lying. She planned to bring Kim Hajin back to Akatrina’s
past, so he would disappear from the monsters’ sight. Although the
opportunity came earlier than she anticipated, she didn’t mind it
whatsoever. She wanted to get away from this place reeking of humanoid
monsters’ smell as quickly as possible.
“Good, then you may do so.”
Orden gave his approval, and Jin Sahyuk released her magic power with a
smile. Her new Gift, [Reality Manipulation], formed a portal.
“I’m leaving then, you sons of bitches.”
She cursed at the humanoid monsters and disappeared into the portal.
Unsurprisingly, the King’s servants became furious.
“…My King, why have you accepted such an impudent human into our
“Kill… that… bitch….”
Orden released his magic power and suppressed his servants’
[84 days equaling only 12 hours in the real world]
Aileen’s party marched forward towards the castle in the distance.
1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours… After walking for a long time, they
realized that their surroundings weren’t changing in the slightest.
“Hm… Why don’t we split into two teams? We have ways to
communicate, so it should be fine.”
The team split into two at Jin Seyeon’s suggestion. Aileen, Jin Seyeon,
and Shin Jonghak formed the first team, while Yi Yongha and Seo Youngji
formed the second. They decided to contact each other the moment they
Time passed by.
One day, two days, three days, four days, ten days… and finally,
eighty-four days. The problem was obviously food. The supply they brought
with them wasn’t enough to last them three months. The lack of water
was especially detrimental.
On the sixth day, they decided to give up and return using their Return
“W-Why isn’t it working…?”
Of course, the Return Scrolls didn’t work inside the Time Barrier. With
their last hope gone, despair set in their hearts. Aileen, Jin Seyeon,
and Shin Jonghak fell on the ground in frustration.
To give an analogy, even a Ferrari couldn’t run without fuel. Better
cars required better fuel as well. Once exhausted, superhumans were no
different than ordinary people.
Even so, death by dehydration and starvation was something they hadn’t
expected. No one thought they would meet their end by hunger rather than
As time passed and despair grew bigger, their minds collapsed.
…And that’s when it happened. As they were about to accept their
deaths, they felt an unknown presence approach them. They turned their
heads at that direction.
Then, they regained hope.
The man who appeared like the wind wore a coat of armor that shone
brighter than anything they’ve seen before.
It was Kim Hajin. Looking at his face, the three people blinked blankly.
They barely had the strength to talk.
Kim Hajin walked up to them and said as he handed them bottles of water.
These two words were perhaps the coolest words Aileen, Jin Seyeon, and
Shin Jonghak heard in their lives.
I first gave them water.
After watching them gulp it down, I began to cook. Because they were
starving for a long time, I made soup. Even superhumans would have
trouble digesting food in that state.
A few minutes later, the three paupers walked up to me.
First, I gave a bowl to Shin Jonghak. His usual handsomeness was gone,
replaced by the look of a hobo.
But Shin Jonghak only stared at me without taking the bowl of soup. He
was smacking his lips, but he seemed to be too embarrassed to take it.
“What are you waiting for? If you don’t want it, shove it.”
When Aileen tried to shove him away, he finally took the bowl. I then
gave Aileen and Jin Seyeon their bowls as well.
Three minutes later, they returned their empty bowls.
“Aah… Kuhum, so, how did you know to come save us?”
Aileen, who licked everything off the bowl, stared at me with a look of
regret. I told her the excuse I prepared beforehand.
“I’ve been here for a while.”
“As expected of the famous Fenrir. I admire you, Senior.”
Aileen and Jin Seyeon reacted. They signaled for me to refill their bowls.
“Didn’t you say you were here before us? That makes you our senior.
Thank you, Senior, thank you.”
Jin Seyeon’s eyes were full of emotions. She seemed ready to kowtow and
kiss my feet. It seemed they had it harder than I thought.
I looked at Shin Jonghak to see if he wanted another bowl as well.
He was licking his bowl. He had his back facing me, but I could tell by
the sound he was making and the way his shoulders jumped up and down.
I snatched the bowl out of his hands.
“A-Ah! W-What do you want!? Give it back!”
“You finished it, geez. You can have seconds.”
I filled all three bowls and returned them.
“…I don’t need your help.”
But Shin Jonghak was obstinate. His eyes were fixed on the bowl of soup,
but his mouth rejected me.
I tried shaking the bowl in front of him. Shin Jonghak’s eyes followed
the bowl as though he was enchanted.
“…Ssp, ssp, sssssp.”
“Are you sure you don’t want it? I can see you salivating.”
When I asked again, Shin Jonghak murmured quietly.
—…Today, just for today, I need you to be my cook.
I smiled and handed him the bowl. Afterwards, I cooked some meat and even
provided them with potions that boosted their vitality.
“Ah… you saved us. By the way… do you have any dessert~? I’m just
feeling a bit dizzy… ah, I’m gonna fall… I, I think I need a
chocolate to heal me….”
“Thank you, I owe you my life. Take my kowtow….”
“…How did you know to find us here? You won’t be able to leave
Aileen, Jin Seyeon, and Shin Jonghak said respectively.
They really had quite unique personalities.
With a wry smile, I gave a chocolate to Aileen.
Seeing the chocolate, Aileen blushed and smiled bashfully.
I asked her, “How did you fall into a trap the moment you arrived?”
Aileen’s expression contorted to a frown, “I don’t know. I’m
wondering the same thing. I just teleported to the coordinates I got from
Coordinates from higher-ups. I could sense where the trouble was.
“…Who came up with the plan?”
“Hm? Oh, our hairy leader discussed things with the Association for the
“Yep, his name is Park Hanho. You’ve heard of him, right? He’s the
chairman of the Temple of Justice. You should have seen his name in
I realized who the traitor was.
Park Hanho. His name was mentioned in the original story and although he
never played an important role, he wasn’t the chairman of the Temple of
Justice for nothing.
In the [Potential List] I created to jot down the power levels of
characters, Park Hanho was at…
[Park Hanho 9.45/9.45]
A maxed-out potential score.
This number was slightly higher than the [9.4/9.55] rating I gave to
My expression stiffened. Seeing this, the other three could surmise what
“You mean, Park Hanho betrayed us?” Aileen asked.
I nodded calmly, “If the ones who carried out the plan didn’t do any
wrong, then it must be the person who formed the plan who did.”
“But Park Hanho doesn’t have a motive. I know him well, and he—”
Aileen interrupted Jin Seyeon. Her face was more serious than ever before.
“Now that I think about it… That old man, his daughter died
“I’ve seen something too.”
Aileen recalled Park Hanho talking to the Association’s upper echelon.
He was shouting at them, saying that his daughter needed the Authority of
Healing, but the upper echelon didn’t grant his wish.
Park Hanho had a frightening face when he hung up the call, and his
daughter died a month later from her illness.
“It’s said that Orden pokes at people’s weaknesses. His daughter
died, so… his motive is clear.”
“…He joined Orden to bring the dead back to life? How foolish.”
Shin Jonghak commented coldly.
I didn’t disagree with him.
“Anyways…” I gave them my bag, which was full of food. “Stay here
until we know for sure what’s going on. It might be dangerous to go
Now that I knew who the suspect was, I could ask the [Book of Truth] to
confirm it. [Who is the traitor?] was too broad a question to work with
just five streaks of Stigma, but [did Park Hanho join Orden?] should work.
Aileen grumbled unhappily, “It’s not like we have a choice. There’s
no way out of this place.”
“That’s fine. I’ll weaken the barrier.”
The first assassination team was destined to fail. The most important
thing was finding out who the traitor was.
“I’ll tell you about that later. For now, we have to find Yi
Yongha-ssi and Seo Youngji-ssi.”
It was then.
Magic power flickered from a distance. We quickly got up and put up our
In the empty air, magic power gathered together and formed an oval
portal. Soon, a person walked out of it.
No, it was one person who was holding on to two people.
The person was Jin Sahyuk, and the two people in her hands were Seo
Youngji and Yi Yongha.
Our eyes widened. Jin Sahyuk sneered as she held up the half-dead Yi
Yongha and Seo Youngji.
“Y-You crazy bitch! Let go of them!”
“Who are you!? Reveal your identity!”
I remained silent, but Aileen and Jin Seyeon reacted strongly. They
seemed ready to charge at Jin Sahyuk at any moment.
“I’ll kill them if you get any closer. Especially you, dwarf girl.
I’ll kill them the moment you open your mouth.”
But Jin Sahyuk stopped them with a single sentence. She formed a blade
with her magic power and pointed it at Yi Yongha and Seo Youngji.
“You bitch… who did you call a dwarf…?”
“I have no business with you fools, so screw off. Oi, Kim Hajin.”
Jin Sahyuk called me out, and I glared at her silently. I employed
Stigma’s magic power into my Thousand-Mile Eyes’ sharp gaze.
“Kuek.” Jin Sahyuk flinched. At the same time, cold sweat formed on
her forehead. I was evoking the trauma inside her. If I continued for a
bit longer, she might even faint on her own.
Did she achieve growth in her state of existence without me knowing? Jin
Sahyuk released her magic power and overcame my gaze.
“You son of a bitch, if you don’t want these two to die, stop that
That’s what Jin Sahyuk said, but I knew she wasn’t the type to kill
hostages. Cowardly victories went against her principles.
I smiled and said teasingly, “You’re taking hostages now? You really
hit rock bottom. I thought you could become at least somewhat of a human
being. I guess I should have killed you back then after all.”
Immediately, blood vessels popped up on Jin Sahyuk’s face. She became
genuinely furious. She glared at me who mocked her principles.
Of course, her hostility did nothing to make me cower.
“Shut up and come here before I kill them.”
“Why, you can’t kill me?”
“…Shut up before I rip your mouth apart.”
“Well, alright, I’ll go over so try ripping it.”
I walked over to her in a relaxed manner, all the while prepared to
activate my unique skill at any moment.
One step, two steps, three steps…
When only three steps were left between us, Jin Sahyuk suddenly took
something out of her pocket. At first, I thought it was a bomb.
Scared, I activated [Fate].
However, what she took out wasn’t a bomb but a crystal radiating blue
My eyes, which now had the function of my laptop, showed me the
description of the item.
—You can use this fragment to return to the Recorded Past – Akatrina
during the time of Continental Year 555.
“Ah, wait, that’s—”
I tried to stop her, but it was too late. Jin Sahyuk infused her magic
power into the blue crystal, and the crystal blew up.
The magic power condensed inside the crystal flooded out. The huge
torrent engulfed both Jin Sahyuk and me, as well as everyone else in the
Jin Sahyuk opened her eyes. She felt dizzy and somewhat groggy. She
looked up at the familiar sky. Two moons and gem-like stars were laid out
beautifully across the blank canvas.
“Where are we…?”
“Isn’t that obvious?”
A voice answered her. Startled, she shot up. A man was sitting on the
“The recorded past.”
Inside the darkness, his somewhat sorrowful eyes looked up at the sky.
“Continental Year 555, March 8th.”
Kim Hajin turned his gaze back down. His eyes, dyed in magic power,
sparkled like gems. Jin Sahyuk’s figure reflected off his blue retina.
“It’s your kingdom.”
His words instantly organized Jin Sahyuk’s chaotic thoughts.
She shot up. Two moons, countless stars, and icicles hanging on every
tree. This place was undoubtedly….
“…Akatrina.” Jin Sahyuk murmured in a daze.
The home she wanted to return to. Memories of the time she ruled Plerion
as its king resurfaced in her mind.
“If you remember, get up.” Kim Hajin sighed and got up. He really
seemed to be familiar with this world.
“I said, get up.”
He seemed to have a destination in mind, and Jin Sahyuk stared at him
“Kim Hajin, isn’t it time that you reveal your identi—“
“Shut up and follow me.”
“It’s nothing much.”
Kim Hajin scratched his neck. Although he was at a similar distance to
the crystal that exploded in Jin Sahyuk’s hand, he was able to wake up
earlier thanks to the Orb of Regeneration he kept in his pocket.
Jin Sahyuk was still unconscious when Kim Hajin woke up, and he had three
hours to think for himself.
“…We have to clear the quest.”
“W-What are you talking about?”
“What you broke was a Tower Crystal. Before we clear the quest, we
can’t get out of here.”
Kim Hajin looked up at the sky with a troubled expression. In front of
his eyes hung rather complicated information.
—Jin Sahyuk and Kim Suho’s home world, Akatrina, isn’t mentioned
—Greatly strengthened the power of Continental Fragment.
—Added a new Akatrina episode to fill the rushed story.
—Rewards added to the new episode.
—Items that can be found by progressing through the story.
1. Mysterious Magnifying Glass
2. Omnipotent Magic Pen
3. Purifying Crystal
[Failure Condition – Jin Sahyuk’s death]
Jin Sahyuk’s voice cut off Kim Hajin’s thoughts.
“What are you talking about?”
But Kim Hajin ignored her. He entered the field of grass to his right.
Jin Sahyuk watched him blankly.
Kim Hajin walked forward as if he knew where he was going. He wasn’t
confused or flustered. He simply went on his way like he was taking a
walk in his neighborhood park.
Seeing this, Jin Sahyuk became sure of her suspicions.
Regardless of who he really was, Kim Hajin had to be from Plerion. In
other words, he had to be hers, as she was Plerion’s king.
When she thought about this, her expression stiffened.
…However, Kim Hajin’s thoughts were a little different.
[Book of Truth – Akatrina Continent Map]
He had created a map using the Book of Truth. This map was more
trustworthy than some of the maps that Akatrina had.
Jin Sahyuk chased after Kim Hajin.
The two walked for a long time silently.
Jin Sahyuk became sentimental seeing her home world and sad knowing that
it was only an illusion.
The two walked through the field in silence.
Kim Hajin had zero hesitation about where he was going, and Jin Sahyuk
followed him in confusion.
“…Ah, there it is—!’
Soon, they found a castle.
Jin Sahyuk shouted in surprise.
“The Royal Palace!”
Kim Hajin stopped and stared at it. Soon, he smiled coldly.
“Royal Palace my ass.”
“That’s the Schupert Castle. We’re far from the Royal Palace.”
Jin Sahyuk furrowed her brows and looked at the castle once again.
Indeed, it was different than the Royal Palace in her memories. It was
far smaller even at a glance.
Jin Sahyuk shut her mouth and followed after Kim Hajin. His usually
narrow shoulders looked wide today for some reason.
‘Haa…’ Jin Sahyuk sighed inwardly and pondered, ‘I was right. Kim
Hajin was a citizen of Plerion. Even if he wasn’t Kindspring, he was
undoubtedly one of my men….’
At that moment, Kim Hajin turned around and faced Jin Sahyuk. Jin Sahyuk
froze in surprise.
Kim Hajin spoke, “Hurry up, idiot. Stop being such a nuisance. Tsk, so
Kim Hajin’s murmuring rang out in Jin Sahyuk’s heart.