The Novel's Extra - chapter-94
Ordinary people might not have seen what happened due to being blindsided
by the angle.
The vines filling up the sky were overwhelmingly big, and Kim Hajin’s
arrow was like a needle in comparison.
However, every cadet could see what happened. Kim Hajin’s arrow had
In a way, it was a common sight. If it was a magic arrow, that is.
However, magic power wasn’t involved in Kim Hajin’s archery.
As such, they could hardly believe his arrow’s flight path even after
seeing it with their own eyes. Rather than an arrow, it was more like a
well-trained raptor, cutting through the tiny gap between the vines and
chomping down on its prey.
At that moment, Chae Nayun felt a catharsis and squeezed the popcorn bag
in her hand. Popcorn shot out of the crumpled bag and fell on the front
seat like hail.
“Ah, fuck, what is it!?”
“Fucking hell, who did… Oh, it’s Nayun.”
“Ah, sorry. You guys can eat that.”
“…Huh? Oh… Uh, sure.”
The cadets sitting in front of her began to munch on popcorn. Chae Nayun
watched them for a moment, then turned towards Yoo Yeonha.
“Hey, Yoo Yeonha, you saw that, right?”
Hearing Chae Nayun’s awestruck voice, Yoo Yeonha grinned.
“Looks like he didn’t want to go easy this time.”
“…Huh? What are you talking about?”
Yoo Yeonha’s eyes were fixed on the archery range as she muttered. Chae
Nayun turned her gaze to the archery range following Yoo Yeonha.
Ah. Kim Hajin threw his bow away just now. He seemed somewhat angry.
“The favoritism was too harsh. It looks like he’s quite mad.”
“Yeah… surprisingly, he has quite a temper…. Oh yeah, it was too
obvious starting from the half-way mark. Is the magician discriminating
against Kim Hajin because of his looks!?”
Yoo Yeonha barely held back the laughter that rose up from her heart. She
didn’t think Kim Hajin was that ugly, but it was true that he was
uglier than Moren.
“It’s not because of his looks. Grand Duchess Ah Hae-In must have
intervened. Moren is her nephew.”
Ah Hae-In was the greatest expert of summoning magic, a Master rank
magician who was bestowed the title ‘One Man Army’ by the Magic Tower
Association. She could apparently summon and control seven high rank
monsters. As most high rank monsters had intelligence, it was difficult
to even estimate how amazing she was.
“Didn’t Grand Duchess Ah Hae-In become a naturalized Korean citizen a
long time ago? How can she have relatives?”
“Moren is her old relative. Her older sister still has French
citizenship. Moren is her older sister’s son.”
Grand Duchess Ah Hae-In was a celebrity who proudly claimed an S-rank
grade on Yoo Yeonha’s talent book. Naturally, Yoo Yeonha knew all about
Ah Hae-In’s family background.
“…How do you know all this?”
That was what Chae Nayun wanted to know. As far as she was aware, there
was nothing Yoo Yeonha didn’t know when it came to people.
“You should take some time to study too.”
“I’m too lazy.”
Chae Nayun retorted briefly, then stared at Kim Hajin. The judge asked
Kim Hajin if he wanted to participate in the 375-meter range, but Kim
Hajin shook his head. Then, he turned towards the crowd.
At that moment, their eyes met.
Kim Hajin looked at Chae Nayun. Although he quickly averted his gaze,
Chae Nayun still received an odd feeling.
She carefully placed her hand over her heart. It was beating a bit
differently than usual. Chae Nayun couldn’t help but remember what her
teacher told her.
That she would begin to only see his good points…
“No way, I’m not crazy….”
Chae Nayun laughed it off.
Then, the host of the competition shouted loudly.
—Veritas class’ Kim Hajin succeeds at the 350-meter mark, achieving
the first place record!
Clap, clap, clap— The competition ended with the applauses from the
But when Chae Nayun was about to go back, she saw Kim Suho heading to the
Chae Nayun asked Yoo Yeonha.
“Hey Yeonha, wanna go to the waiting room?”
Yoo Yeonha stretched and got up.
“I’m busy. I have to go work.”
She had many things to do today. The analysis of the ginseng Kim Hajin
invested would arrive in the afternoon, and there was also a meeting
planned for Falling Blossom.
In this meeting, she hoped to gain even a hint on Kim Hajin’s past.
That way, she would be able to repay her gratitude at least somewhat.
“How do you have so much work as a cadet?”
“I know right~?”
After replying quietly, she began to head back to her dorm.
Waiting room, dorm, waiting room, dorm.
Chae Nayun hesitated between the two, and in the end, she sighed and
began walking back to her dorm.
The archery competition was now over. Currently, the 5-star magician was
at a loss for words.
Even with an incredible level of favoritism shown towards Baire Moren, it
was Kim Hajin who came out victorious.
In that case, how was he supposed to react?
Even he wasn’t so audacious as to say, ‘I’ll punish that cadet for
beating Grand Duchess’ nephew—!’
But contrary to his expectations, Ah Hae-In was full of smiles.
“Why are you so scared? It’s only natural that my nephew would lose
against someone like him.”
Only then did the 5-star magician’s throat clear.
“Ha, haha… is, is that so?”
“Of course. Anyways, I’m jealous. That’s what a Specialized Gift
When she was young, becoming a Hero was her dream. However, no matter how
much effort she put in, her body wouldn’t develop. Her body and Gift
were only specialized for magic, leaving her with no choice but to become
“Tell my nephew I want to see him. I want to take him out for lunch to
Ah Hae-In got up from her seat. The 5-star magician bowed as he glanced
up at her.
She barely passed 164cm thanks to the kill heels hidden under her cape,
but her real height was only 151cm (there was a rumor that she was even
shorter, and that her official height was the result of her tiptoeing
during her physical measurements). Furthermore, her small face lacked
even a single wrinkle, and her eyes were sparkly like a child’s.
The 5-star magician secretly had doubts.
What sane person would believe Ah Hae-In to be 30 years old? What sane
person would connect her appearance to her title, One Man Army, without
Weren’t most Caucasians tall? Why was the Grand Duchess so short? Even
the 5-star magician’s fourth grade son seemed taller than her.
…It was then.
Ah Hae-In suddenly turned around. She stabbed at the magician’s heart
with sharp eyes that she never showed before.
“What did you just think?”
“Y-Yes? Ah, n-nothing. I just thought the golden stars on your cape
Ah Hae-In lightly clicked her tongue. The magician felt a mysterious
chill. Even in reality, the magic power Ah Hae-In released from her body
cooled the internal temperature.
“Don’t stare at me when I’m standing. I don’t like it.”
After giving the magician a sharp admonishment, Ah Hae-In left the
The magician stood in a daze for a while.
The only thing he knew was that the points he won by flattering her all
day, even going so far as to mess with the final match, had returned to
Sunday, 3 A.M.
At this late time when children should have gone to bed long ago, Rachel
opened her eyes in her wide bed.
Her eyes hurt, perhaps because she shut her eyes too tightly trying to
She sighed and raised her body.
The penthouse room’s wide space entered her sight. Her room was huge,
but empty. She had no talents for decorating, so she left the room the
way it was when she received it. The only things inside were the standard
furniture, a couch, a bed, and a TV.
The size of the room perhaps had something to do with how empty it felt.
Lately, she was being wrought with insomnia. Of course, insomnia was a
chronic disease she was suffering with ever since ‘that incident’,
but lately, it became too severe.
Every time she laid down to sleep, anxiousness and apprehension coiled
around her, and embarrassing moments from recent days rose up in her mind.
Especially the Mock Artifact Scramble.
That was a class full of hurt. Even if Kim Suho was her opponent, she
never expected to lose so helplessly.
Furthermore, although her fight with Chae Nayun didn’t come to a
conclusion, she thought of it as her loss. After all, Chae Nayun had only
switched to a sword a few months ago.
If Kim Hajin wasn’t there, Rachel’s rising star title might have
She stopped thinking there.
Rachel turned on her smartwatch. She only had 37 numbers on her contacts.
She had lived most of her life without friends. Still, she entered the
one group chat she was in. There were 153 unread messages.
[Kim Hajin you little bastard, you were amazing today. How did you make
that arrow curve? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ]
[I know right? The singing competition and now archery. Hajin
hard-carried the two events he participated in.]
[Oh right, Jamer, are you here??]
[Why aren’t you talking?]
[I’m sick. Don’t talk to me.]
[Oh look, there’s an official video of Hajin’s performance ㅋㅋㅋ
There are already 10000 likes ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ]
The talkative Jin Hoseung added a link to the group chat.
‘What is it?’
Suddenly growing curious, Rachel wriggled her hand up and pressed the
In an instant, a hologram video popped up over a social media page.
The title was as follows.
[The rising star Cube cadet’s live performance – ‘If’]
‘It’s the song Kim Hajin sang before.’ Rachel moved her finger to
stop the video, then paused.
Although she found the lyrics to be slightly overbearing, the song itself
was good enough to warrant listening to it multiple times.
Rachel let out a dry cough and hit the resume button while pretending she
did so by mistake.
After a calm piano melody…
Kim Hajin’s sweet voice rang out.
The music resounded in her huge room, filling up the empty space.
Rachel went under the blanket and closed her eyes.
Listening to music calmed her down.
‘…But he sounded much better live. His voice was clearer. Should I go
buy a Bluetooth radio tomorrow? Bluetooth… blue tooth… that reminds
me of Rome… et tu, Brute….’
Rachel’s random thoughts cut off, and she fell asleep.
Sunday. With a final Dungeon speedrun event, the Class Competitions came
to an end.
The first place naturally belonged to Veritas class, where all the top
ranking cadets were gathered, but that didn’t mean they won
Because other classes scored the majority of points in
non-combat-oriented events like gaming, drawing, dancing, and cooking,
the difference between the first and second place was only about 30
In any case, Veritas class still won, and they held a big celebratory
afterparty, sponsored by Shin Jonghak.
Of course, I didn’t participate and was spending time with Evandel at
Evandel was munching on a chicken wing next to me as I examined a
==Apprentice Mercenary Mission==
[Reward: 300,000,000 Korean won or an item of a equivalent value]
[Goal: Assassinate Siemens, the advisor of the chief of Colaion Mafia’s
Southern Torino Branch.
[Siemens is a notorious mafioso known for committing murder, rape,
blackmail, and human trafficking. Some even say he is a Djinn.]
This was the document sent by Jeronimo Mercenary.
It was quite the coincidence. The Colaion Family happened to be a Mafia
family that happened to play a role in the middle parts of the main story.
“An apprentice mercenary is supposed to do this?”
Looking at the document, I felt a tinge of regret.
I accepted their offer, telling myself that I would write out my own
story, but wasn’t the difficulty too high?
The Mafia in this world were dozens of times trickier to deal with than
the real world’s. Especially in Italy, the Mafia became much tighter
after Outcall, and their unity rivaled that of a country’s because of
monsters lessening government crackdown.
The advisor of a Mafia branch chief… he had to be at least as strong as
a low rank grade 1 Hero.
But if he was a Djinn, I would feel less guilty killing him.
Furthermore, ‘assassination’ was likely my specialty. Using the
Desert Eagle’s sniper mode, I could attack from at most 2km away.
Though, I would have to fire within 1km since my attack power would
In any case, I had no plans to immediately accept this mission.
The world outside of Cube was the wild. Even if I fully prepared myself
to go out, I couldn’t I say I really was.
For now, I planned on creating this so-called Physique.