The Novel's Extra - chapter-90
Rachel returned to the sixth floor, other members of Team Black following
suit. They asked what was going on as they chased after her, but Rachel
When they arrived on the sixth floor, they saw three cadets lying on the
ground. They were all from the white team, and their hands and feet were
tied together, leaving them wriggling like caterpillars.
“Um, what’s this?”
The members of Team Black were befuddled by this bizarre scene.
Rachel’s head also drew a blank, but she soon realized what happened.
She thought that even Kim Hajin wouldn’t be able to handle six cadets
at once, but it seemed she was wrong.
“Ah, it looks like the situation is already taken care of.”
Rachel replied somewhat in awe.
At that moment, a spearman walked in from the other side of the lobby.
“Ah, it’s Shin Jonghak! Jonghak~!”
Yi Kyungrak, one of Shin Jonghak’s lackies, ran up to him. Looking at
him, Shin Jonghak made a leisurely smile.
Although he lost to Kim Suho, he avoided taking critical damage. After
escaping to the sixth floor’s residential area, he was catching his
“Nice to see you.”
Shin Jonghak spoke to his team members, then was surprised when he saw
Rachel gave a slight bow in greeting, and Shin Jonghak greeted back with
a light nod.
“Jonghak, do you know what happened here?”
Yi Kyungrak asked as he pointed at the tied up cadets on the ground. Shin
Jonghak replied in a perfectly calm manner.
“I do. I eliminated two of them.”
Immediately, Rachel furrowed her brows.
Although what Shin Jonghak said was the truth, Rachel thought he was
trying to steal Kim Hajin’s achievement.
What really happened was that Shin Jonghak saw Yoo Yeonha and Chae Nayun
fighting with some nimble guy, and used the opportunity to eliminate two
cadets by ambushing them.
“Kuhum. Then from now… I’ll take command.”
Shin Jonghak spoke as he glanced at Rachel. Rachel looked at the other
members of the black team. They looked more comfortable with Shin Jonghak
being their leader.
However, Rachel didn’t want to be with someone who would steal someone
else’s achievements. Not to mention, she was the one with the artifact.
“Then I’ll take my leave here.”
“Ah, you should come with us.”
Yi Kyungrak tried to dissuade her, looking visibly wistful, but Rachel
was resolute. She walked to the east emergency staircase, and Shin
Jonghak watched her leave for a while before leading the black team to
the central staircase.
From then, the Mock Artifact Scramble resumed at a quick pace.
Shin Jonghak gathered all surviving members of the black team and managed
to steal two artifacts. Rachel also made great achievements through
On the other hand, the white team protected many of their artifacts
despite being chased around by Rachel. Kim Suho displayed outstanding
leadership and might, safely transporting five artifacts to designated
Thanks to Kim Suho and Chae Nayun’s performance, Team White came out
victorious in the scramble. However, Rachel and Shin Jonghak also managed
to get satisfactory individual grades.
…For the record, Kim Hajin, who miraculously survived Chae Nayun and
Yoo Yeonha’s joint attack, spent the rest of his time hiding in the
fourth floor bathroom.
Seventh floor bathroom.
Tomer finally opened her eyes. After waking up, she blankly stared at the
ceiling for a moment. She was still a bit drowsy.
“Oh right, the mission.”
She then remembered her mission and checked her smartwatch.
But when she saw the smartwatch screen, she fell into a daze.
Currently, it was 3:02 P.M.
Thinking her smartwatch was broken, she rummaged through her pockets and
took out the cadet smartwatch.
On it, a more definitive truth was being shown.
+Mock Artifact Scramble Results+
[Final survivors – Black Team: 12 / White Team: 11]
[Artifact Possession – Black Team: 3 / White Team: 5]
[White Team MVP – Kim Suho, Chae Nayun]
[Black Team MVP – Shin Jonghak, Rachel]
+White Team Victory+
Tomer slapped her cheeks, thinking it was all a dream.
However, the smartwatch screen remained unchanged. Next, she tried
slapping herself harder. But everything was still the same.
“No way, no way, no way….”
She hurriedly ran out of the bathroom.
With classes over, all lights were turned off and the seventh floor lobby
was pitch black.
Devastated, Tomer dropped to the floor.
After the end of combat training.
Cadets were sitting on a grass field. Some were frowning as they were
treated with potions, but most were talking about the artifact scramble
either happily or regretfully.
“Jamer, is Jamer not out yet?”
Among the cadets was the instructor Kim Soohyuk, who was calling
Tomer’s false name and looking for her.
On the other hand, Chae Nayun was sitting alone, picking on poor grass.
There were many things she was unhappy with. Of course, the scramble
ended with the white team’s victory.
But her fight with Rachel didn’t come to conclusion, and even in a one
versus six situation – though Shin Jonghak interfered in the middle –
she was unable to defeat Kim Hajin.
Most importantly… although she didn’t act like it, she was concerned
about what Yi Jiyoon said during the scramble.
Then, someone came up to her, making an audible sound. Chae Nayun turned
her gaze. It was Yoo Yeonha.
Yoo Yeonha struck up a conversation with a grin.
“Are you bothered?”
“…What do I have to be bothered by?”
Chae Nayun retorted bluntly at the sudden question. Yoo Yeonha rebutted
with a nod.
“Oh really? I just thought you were bothered by what Yi Jiyoon said.”
“W-What, are you crazy? Why would I be bothered by that? I don’t even
remember what she said.”
Yoo Yeonha stared at Kim Hajin. He was sitting with his team in a shade
under a big tree. In other words, he was with Rachel.
Yoo Yeonha spoke straightforwardly.
“At this rate, he might get taken away.”
“Wh, what? Taken away? Can you stop spouting shit. He was never mine in
the first place.”
Even though she said that, her actions clearly contradicted her words,
her fists clenched and shook slightly. Yoo Yeonha looked at her for a
moment, then continued speaking.
“Well, I don’t believe in those rumors either, but he might be
searching for someone else because you keep pushing him away.”
Then, Chae Nayun’s gaze slowly turned toward Kim Hajin. She saw Rachel
next to him.
Chae Nayun furrowed her brows and looked away.
“…If his feelings change that easily, he isn’t my type to begin
Yoo Yeonha couldn’t help but laugh at Chae Nayun’s self-justifying
excuse. Chae Nayun seemed to want to strike back, but Yoo Yeonha
continued talking first.
“Between Kim Suho and Kim Hajin, who is it?”
“You—! It’s not like that!”
Chae Nayun shouted with a reddened face. Gazes of nearby cadets fell on
them, but Yoo Yeonha didn’t stop laughing.
“Then is it Jonghak?”
“Are you crazy?”
She reacted much colder than last time. Shin Jonghak was clearly out of
the picture. Somewhat relieved, Yoo Yeonha blurted out feeling a bit
“I have no one, but you get to choose from three.”
Chae Nayun simply shook her head, not bothering to answer Yoo Yeonha.
It was then.
Shin Jonghak approached them, wagging his butt.
After getting nine eliminations and stealing two artifacts in this Mock
Artifact Scramble, his mood was through the roof.
“Yo~ Chae Nayun.”
“Oh, Shin Jonghak. Your team lost, how do you feel?”
Chae Nayun snickered as she made fun of him. However, Shin Jonghak was
satisfied with being the MVP of his team, so he rebutted leisurely.
“It was inevitable. You were in the white team.”
“…Hm, I guess you’re right.”
At that moment, Tomer walked out of the excavation site. Chae Nayun
glanced over as well. Kim Soohyuk was approaching her with a scary
“Jamer, why did you come out so late?”
“I checked your smartwatch GPS, and it looks like you stayed in the
seventh floor bathroom the entire time.”
For some reason, Tomer looked completely lost as she couldn’t even
Once the scramble ended, I returned to my room. My body was aching all
over the place. Perhaps I should have killed myself during the scramble.
Because I didn’t write about the Mock Artifact Scramble in detail, I
stayed until the end to see how everything panned out, but I only ended
“Hajin~ Hajin, Hajin~”
But the fatigue melted away when Evandel ran up to me with a bright
smile. I held her up and looked around the room. Nightingale, crow-tit,
dog, cat… Evandel made all sorts of animals.
“You didn’t forget to keep them inside the room, right?”
Evandel replied energetically as she checked my hands and pockets.
However, I didn’t bring anything back. Next, she peeked over my
shoulder and even checked my back. There wasn’t any food there either.
Evandel gave me a confused look.
“Hajin, you didn’t bring anything…?”
“Ah… sorry. I was tired, so I forgot.”
Evandel closed her mouth. Her sparkling eyes became filled with
disappointment and betrayal, and began to tear up. I stopped her from
crying with just one sentence.
“I ordered chicken and pizza. It’ll arrive soon.”
Evandel’s expression immediately brightened up.
“Aha~ I see~ I see~”
Of course, it was a lie. I would have to order them while I pretend to
take a dump.
“I need to use the bathroom.”
I put Evandel down and walked into the bathroom. Sitting down on the
toilet, I ordered a chicken and pizza set.
Then, I checked the most recent news.
I exclaimed loudly.
Finally, the news I was waiting for was trending on the front page.
[New guild Packhorse Master conquers Suwon Devil’s Nest!]
August 14th came and went a long time ago without any news, so I’ve
been worried thinking that something went wrong.
But after seeing this news, I knew once again that I was rich.
I quickly entered the guild stock market.
As expected, 1.5 billion won had turned into 10.3 billion won.
I was happy, but also a little worried. Should I sell this now or later?
The stock price was supposed to shoot up ten times, but currently it had
only gone up seven times. Perhaps I could check again tomorrow.
Of course, even if I sold everything now, I would get 10.3 billion won.
That was enough for me to live the rest of my life doing whatever I
I could do whatever I wanted… but the money would be gone once I
returned to my world.
Suddenly, an odd feeling rose up from my heart. It was difficult to
describe, but if I had to put it, it was a mixture of bitterness and
“Ah, rather than that…”
I slapped my cheeks and shook off these thoughts.
Currently, there was another thing I needed to worry about.
“Singing, singing…. Yi Yeonghan you son of a bitch.”
My next biggest concern was singing.
Until the end of the next midterms, no special enemies would infiltrate
Cube, so I only had ‘singing’ to worry about.
…Yi Yeonghan, you fuck.
I was thinking about what to do, when I suddenly remembered about
I quickly accessed my laptop.
According to the laptop, I could create up to three Arts. Currently,
Parkour was the only Art I had.
However, I would be crazy to fill one of these precious spots with
Not unless I could delete an Art whenever I wanted.
Just in case this was possible, I tried deleting Parkour.
[Parkour Art will be deleted. 200 SP will be refunded, but you will not
attain the level of the Art you achieved.]
Frightened, I canceled immediately. Thankfully, I found out that Arts
could be deleted. Not only that, a portion of SP was even refunded. In
that case, singing was worth considering.
I projected up a hologram keyboard and tried writing an Art.
—Allows you to sing masterfully.
“…It’s only singing. How expensive can it be?”
I tried hitting save.
[Master Singer] [Practical]
—Allows you to sing masterfully.
—Allows you to clearly imbue emotions in your singing.
[500 SP will be used. Would you like to save?]
500 SP. 500 SP…. It was more expensive than I thought. It seemed this
Art made someone sing at an artistic level.
“I don’t really want to sing that well.”
I had no intention of shocking the crowd by being able to hit high notes.
It wasn’t like I planned on becoming a singer. 500 SP was too expensive
to avoid a one-time embarrassment.
If I had to explain it, I wanted to sound like a ballad singer, someone
like Sung Sikyung or Kyuhyun.
“…Is it possible?”
I tried to change the content of the Art.
—Allows you to sing beautifully.
[150 SP will be used. Would you like to save?]
150 SP wasn’t cheap either, but it was acceptable. It looked like there
would be at least 4000 spectators. Singing in front of such a crowd would
net me 60~70 SP as well.
“Yi Yeonghan, you son of a bitch.”
I cursed the source of this evil once again, then hit save.
“Ah, aaah, aaaaaah. Oho oho, oho oho.”
I tried making noises as I pressed my neck.
“Hyohyohyo, yohyohyohyo, yohyohyo. Yodelei~ yodelei~”
I couldn’t really tell the difference.
At that moment, Evandel knocked on the bathroom door.
—Hajin~ someone knocked on the door. Hehe, I think the chicken is
Evandel seemed to be drooling already.
“Uh, yeah, got it.”
I quickly ran out and received the chicken and pizza.
When I came back in, Evandel was sitting modestly in front of the kitchen
table, wearing plastic gloves. I placed the chicken and pizza on the
table, then opened it up nicely.
“Make sure to chew carefully.”
Then, I went back to practicing. Ah, Aaah, aaaaaah.
Then suddenly, my smartwatch rang.
[Hajin, you have to sing, right? Don’t you need to practice?]
Jin Hoseung messaged in our team’s group chat.
[ㅋㅋㅋ Wanna go karaoke? What do you think, Rachel-ssi?]
That was from Yi Bokgyu. I secretly looked forward to Rachel’s reply.
With my new Art and the hornflute I had, I was confident in being able to
[I have to study… I want to go, but… I don’t have the time ㅠ.ㅠ]
However, it seemed Rachel was unavailable.
Then there was no reason for me to go either. Why would I go karaoke with
a bunch of guys?
I replied that I couldn’t go, then took off my watch.
Jeronimo Mercenary’s office, located in the center of Seoul.
Jain was currently staring at a monitor, wearing the face of the
world’s 58th ranked mercenary, Yohan Zestiops.
“…This will do.”
She was looking for a mission for an apprentice mercenary. The mission
had to involve killing someone, but that person had to be an evildoer who
After finding a mission that met the criteria, she contacted her boss.
“Yeah, Boss, I found one.”
—What is it?
“An Italian Mafia. He’s apparently a Djinn. No, he’s like a
“Ah, but are you sure he accepted your offer?”
That was the problem. Jain wasn’t sure whether Kim Hajin had decided to
join Jeronimo Mercenary.
—I received a positive reply.
“…Really? What did he say?”
—Mm… hold on.
Boss went silent as she seemed to search through her message log.
—I got a message that says, ‘I’ll contact you soon when I have
time….’ Mm, I think this is a very positive reply.
Jain felt a headache the moment she heard Boss’ words.
“Boss, you… when did you get that message?”
—The day I gave him our business card.
“That was two weeks ago.”
—Yeah, so he should be contacting me at any time now. So make sure you
have that mission ready.
Boss said what she wanted to say and hung up.
Jain sighed from the bottom of her heart. Was it because Boss never
experienced normal social life? Or was she like this naturally? In any
case, she was too dense.
“Tsk. I guess I have no choice other than to do as I’m told.”
Jain placed the mafia assassination mission in the ‘confirmed’ folder.