The Novel's Extra - chapter-82
After returning to the magicians’ dorm, Tomer let out a deep sigh.
[Tomer, why is the mission being delayed? Are there other variables?]
Her boss sent her a grumpy message.
Tomer’s mission was to injure or weaken Rachel. She only had to make
Rachel take a break from her usual daily life for a bit.
With the cooperation from Djinns acting as spies in Cube’s executives,
she thought she could quickly take care of this mission and go back, but
there was a constant heckler obstructing her.
“Do I have to take care of him first…?”
Nowadays, she felt sour just seeing Kim Hajin’s face. Every time she
tried to do something, he seemingly appeared out of nowhere and foiled
her plans. Whether it was before class, during class, or after class, Kim
Hajin refused to leave Rachel’s side.
“Tsk, can’t he know his place?”
Tomer simply couldn’t understand how a rank 334 cadet had the gall to
act so straightforward. She already investigated his background, and he
didn’t even have parents, much less a proper backing. Did he really
believe that he could win a beauty’s heart just with courage?
A flash of insight sparked in Tomer’s head.
Kim Hajin had strong feelings for Rachel. Tomer was sure of it. However,
although she didn’t openly show it, Rachel was undoubtedly
uncomfortable with his advances.
He was trying to make a move one-sidedly.
There were many ways to spread malicious rumors. You could bad-mouth
someone behind their back, or you could exaggerate rumors that were
But for now, there was no need for such complicated schemes.
She just had to say things as she saw them, albeit exaggerating things a
To do that… she would have to first get close to Kim Hajin and
Rachel… no, to the entire team.
Tomer messaged her boss.
[Is the mission really just to separate this girl?]
[That’s right. Afterward, the agent we dispatched will take care of the
‘Good, it’s time for a change of plans.’ Tomer laughed maniacally.
It was then.
Her smartwatch vibrated. The especially intense vibration signaled that
it was from Violet Banquet. Tomer quickly turned on her smartwatch.
[We have accepted Jamie Jamer-ssi’s request.]
“They’re replying now?”
She had forgotten about Truth Agency because it was 2~3 weeks ago that
she put in a request. She had assumed they were unreliable since they
Did they just have too many clients?
In any case, she was satisfied.
As long as she could find out where that bastard was, she was happy to
“Next week, each team will select a small-scale Dungeon and do a
presentation on the best way to conquer it.”
Friday’s theory class – ‘Phenomenon Realm Analysis II’.
Just before the class ended, the professor gave the cadets their team
assignments. Cadets immediately broke out into groans. However, Jin
Hoseung and Yi Bokgyu, who were sitting in front of me, didn’t seem all
that worried. They turned around, looking at me happily.
“We believe in you, Hajin.”
It wasn’t just them.
Other cadets were also looking this way with envious eyes.
“Have a good weekend.”
With that, the professor left the classroom. Members of Team Rachel,
including myself, got up.
“Guys, there’s a team leader meeting next Wednesday. Don’t forget
to come to the auditorium if you’re a team leader.”
At that moment, the class president, Yi Yeonghan, loudly shouted. I
looked at Rachel, who was putting her writing utensils away, and our eyes
“For today, let’s go to the café and just divide up the work.”
This wasn’t Rachel’s voice. I turned my gaze to the side. It was
“Let’s go to the café.”
Tomer had a very bright face.
“…What’s up with you?”
“What do you mean? Everyone, Rachel-ssi, let’s go. We don’t have
Tomer stepped in and began to urge other team members. I stared at her
with a daze. What was she scheming this time? Did she have a nuclear bomb
set up at the café?
…10 minutes later.
We arrived at the café.
I tried peering through the roof and ground, but I couldn’t find any
traps in the café. Although I was still suspicious, I started dividing
up the work among others.
“Hoseung and Bokgyu can look up the data on the Dungeon. Jamer and
Rachel-ssi can calculate the mana density.”
That was the result of our 30-minute discussion.
They would send their results to me, then I would assemble everything
together into a presentable PowerPoint.
“That sounds good.”
The team members agreed with a bright face.
When I was about to grab my bag and leave, Rachel suddenly grabbed my
“Didn’t the English Royal Court contact you?”
“Eh? …Um, what contact?”
At that moment, Rachel slightly furrowed her brows.
“Um, the English Royal Court guild…”
I tilted my head. Although I didn’t remember something like that, I
checked my email just in case. There were 1097 unread emails. I tried
searching for the phrase ‘royal court’.
I found one email.
“Ah, they emailed me. Sorry, I don’t check my email that often.”
“They… emailed you?”
I didn’t know why, but Rachel seemed to be a bit angry as her lips
stuck out in a pout.
“Try reading it when you go home.”
“I’ll just read it now.”
I clicked on the email. Just like Rachel said, the English Royal Court
guild had contacted me. It was written in Korean, so I had no trouble
A 100 million won salary with additional benefits.
It wasn’t a particularly good condition for a pre-contract.
“Can I take a look?”
Rachel peeked her head in and checked the content of the email. Her eyes
moved around busily, then she frowned strongly.
“What kind of a contract is… nevermind, don’t read this.”
Rachel stood up, fuming. Then, she hurriedly rushed out of the café. She
had the angriest face I’ve seen since I entered Cube.
“…What, why is she so mad?”
The rest of the team members watched her leave in a daze.
Sunday night, a time I set out for the sake of my sanity.
I was currently focused on playing a game.
I won once again.
[How did you do that combo just now?]
The loser, Nayunjajangman, messaged me.
We became friends since we played on Wednesday. Because we were logged on
around the same time, we’ve been playing against each other often.
Thankfully, Random Consolidation System gave me numbers like 37, 40, 39,
so I haven’t lost a single game.
[You must stay calm.]
[How are you so good? Are you an active Hero??]
[No, not at all.]
Strengthening of concept. It increased understanding of what combo to use
and what combo was most efficient, boosting even the sense of time and
movement within the game. Although my skills would vary depending on what
number I rolled, I was undoubtedly worthy to be called an expert.
[By the way, why is your ranked match stats 43 wins and 43 losses?? Did
you lose on purpose?]
[Yes, because I didn’t want to be someone who was intensely attached to
I lied without even batting an eye.
[Ah… I see. You’re amazing. I can’t sleep properly if I lose a
ranked match. Do you log on around this time every day?]
[Can I ask you to teach me a move or two around this time?]
I couldn’t help but smile. He was surprisingly polite.
[Gladly. But I’ll be going offline now. I must go work out.]
[Oh! ㅋㅋ I was about to go work out too ㅋㅋ Jinx!]
I didn’t reply to him and just put my helmet down.
I carefully opened the door so as to not awake Evandel.
Then, I headed to the Fitness Center.
After about five minutes of walking, I arrived.
When I came out of the changing room in my sportswear, I ran into Chae
Nayun who was also entering the Fitness Center.
“What, you’re here to work out too?”
“Huh? Oh, yeah.”
“…Alright, work hard.”
Chae Nayun walked past me into the girl’s changing room. I then headed
to the treadmill without much thought. Suddenly, a thought flashed
through my head.
Nayun. Chae Nayun.
“Mm… no way, right?”
It was unlikely. In the first place, Chae Nayun didn’t like
jajangmyeon that much. There was no reason she would use it as her ID.
Not to mention, Nayunjajangman spoke like a man.
I set the treadmill speed to 20km. I wouldn’t have even imagined it in
the past, but now it wasn’t so difficult.
For the next 30 minutes, I ran on the treadmill. By the time I got off, I
was soaked with my own sweat.
I took out a sports drink from the fridge.
Chae Nayun, who just got out of the gravitation room, slowly came up next
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I stared at Chae Nayun silently. She fidgeted around, trying to buy time.
“What? Say something.”
“…You see, my team got the Hongcheon Mantis Dungeon.”
It seemed Chae Nayun was worried about her team challenge. A Mantis
Dungeon…. She ended up taking an insect Dungeon, which was one of the
trickiest out of all Dungeons.
“Do, do you know anything about it?”
“…How did you choose the most difficult one?”
“I know right? The annoying magician in my team kept telling me to
The magician in Chae Nayun’s team was Oh Junsik. He was recorded in my
settings book. Although he was skilled, he was a bit of an ass. Because
his aunt was a 7-star magician, he probably wouldn’t bend down to Chae
“He probably thought that he could get bonus points with a difficult
assignment. But he’s probably going to be sloppy in his presentation.
He’s going to stutter and make you facepalm.”
“I know, I was willing to overlook it, but now… Ehew, I’ve never
met someone who is more headstrong than me.”
At least she knew she was headstrong.
“If possible, let someone else do the presentation. Unexpectedly,
Hazuki seems to be a good choice.”
“I want to, but I doubt that bastard will agree… Kuhum.”
Suddenly, the atmosphere turned awkward. We both distanced ourselves as
though we remembered our relationship. After all, we weren’t friends
who could chat so amicably.
“…H-Have fun exercising. I’m going back to the gravitation room.”
“Uh, yeah, I’ll go lift some weights.”
August 12th, Tuesday, dusk.
In an empty park, a sharp sword swinging sound resonated through the area.
“Hey, didn’t I get better?”
Chae Nayun, who was just wielding a sword, asked with a bright face. Kim
Suho nodded with a laugh.
“Yeah, you stopped closing your eyes.”
Only seven days had passed since Kim Suho started acting as Chae
Chae Nayun was certainly growing at an incredible pace. Her biggest
achievement was that she stopped fearing close ranged attacks to a
“I think playing that game really helped me.”
Kim Suho asked as he tilted his head.
“Yeah, I met someone who’s even better than you. A super expert who
only does close ranged combat.”
“Ah~ Gladiator of the Century? But you don’t move your body in that
Gladiator of the Century used brainwaves and iris-movements as control.
Of course, you could play it with a keyboard and a mouse, but that would
significantly slow down your reaction time.
“Yeah, but an ordinary person would never be able to do what he does.
He’s my mentor!”
“Oh, he must really be an expert then.”
Chae Nayun’s mentor. It meant that the prideful Chae Nayun had
acknowledged him to be superior.
“Yeah, he has a great personality too. He apparently matches his
win-loss ratio because he doesn’t want to be intensely attached to mere
numbers. Isn’t that cool?”
Most people played ranked matches to win, resulting in a rather boring
match. Each side would first test out the waters with small maneuvers,
and the outcome of the battle would end up being determined by which side
dealt more effective blows. It was kind of like a boxing match, except
that it was rare for one side to be KO’ed.
However, Extra7 was different. He charged at you directly and almost
recklessly. Each of his movements were potentially lethal, helping Chae
Nayun get over her fear of close ranged combat.
“If he’s that good, he must be an active Hero, right?”
“No, I asked him, and he said… Eh?”
It was then.
A man appeared in the distance wearing flip-flops.
It was Kim Hajin.
“Oh look, Kim Hajin’s here.”
This didn’t surprise Chae Nayun. Kim Suho had already told her that Kim
Hajin was coming to talk to him and that he could only teach her until
Kim Hajin came.
“Hm? Oh, you’re right. Then I’ll be going now.”
Kim Suho got up.
“Yeah, take care.”
“Don’t overwork yourself either, okay?”
Chae Nayun watched Kim Suho walking up to Kim Hajin.
It felt like they had gotten close recently. But how?
‘Now that I think about it, Kim Suho jokingly said they talked about
me. Was it because of me…?’
Kim Suho and Kim Hajin walked off, chatting together. Chae Nayun strained
—How’s your condition?
This was Kim Hajin’s voice.
That was Kim Suho’s.
—Don’t overwork yourself. Friday’s right around the corner.
—Oh, and how’s Chae Nayun?
At that moment, Chae Nayun’s heart dropped a beat.
This was the most important part, but they were now too far for her to
Chae Nayun stared at them with a complex mix of emotions in her eyes.
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