4. Gate Experience (1)
As Ye-Hyeon is just leaving the bathroom after taking a shower, his cell phone rang.
At eight o’clock in the morning, there is only one person who would contact him at this time.
As expected, Yoon Seung-Jae’s name appears on the bright screen.
“Why did you call me?”
Ye-Hyeon picks up his cell phone, flicking his eyebrows.
“Ye-Hyeon, this morning’s training place”
“What is this?”
The message was a sentence that he could not understand.
He is too lazy to decrypt it every time, so he tells him to text him properly, and it was like this.
“A child is a child”
Ye-Hyeon roughly turns his phone down and got ready to go out.
The training is not only due to the intimacy, he still plans to train even without Yoon Seung-Jae.
Ye-Hyeon dresses up and looks through the list of skills that were still locked.
“Gather and slaughter…”
It was during the time when he is running around looking for materials to make potions that he acquired the skills of gather and slaughter.
When acquiring a new skill,it may not occur randomly, but may be influenced by previous actions
Before his regression, he believed in vague speculation and belatedly underwent combat training.
However, it was too late to confirm whether it is true or not because the new skill was no longer available to the current him.
Ye-Hyeon looks down at his unblistered hand.
If he continues to train from now on, there will be a possibility.
The second skill he gets is when he leveled up to 30.
If you get combat skills at level 30, it’s a long time late, but it’ll be better than nothing at all.
“Sword would be better, right?”
Ye-Hyeon clenches his fist and nods.
He wants to hit and fight monsters directly rather than magic or combat assistants.
He can’t be a tanker because Yoon Seung-Jae is here!
Even when he left the training center, he needs to form a party sometimes to attack a gate, so he had no choice but to think hard what position he should take.
Sometimes there were dungeons that needed more than one tanker, but it was usually the norm to take only one tanker at a party.
“Sigh… I don’t have the confidence to shoot like that!”
Ye-Hyeon stretched his left arm forward and pulled his right arm back, pretending to pull a bowstring awkwardly and quickly gave up.
First of all, Ye-Hyeon wants to build up his stamina enough to at least follow the swordsmanship class until the end of the two months.
Ye-Hyeon heads to the nearest fitness room from the dorm.
Yoon Seung-Jae is very tense, so it was troublesome to choose a fitness room that was close to him all the time.
After simply stretching, Ye-Hyeon stands in front of the mirror and makes a serious face.
For about three weeks, he alternates between exercise and rest, but he didn’t feel like he had gained any muscles.
‘Yoon Seung-Jae only has good muscles’, Ye-Hyeon feels his changes are even slower because there is someone he can compare with that showed a clear difference between them.
Ye-Hyeon peeks into his jacket and checks his stomach.
It remains the same even when he tightens his lower abdomen.
“Isn’t it? I think it’s a bit stiff.”
Ye-Hyeon tilts his head while tapping his stomach, but maybe it is just his feeling, but the side of his head hurt.
Ye-Hyeon instinctively turns to the side.
There stood a man wearing black from head to toe.
As soon as he found out the man’s identity, Ye-Hyeon turns his head as if he saw something he couldn’t see.
“Why is Joo-Ho here? Why is he looking at me? Was it because I was looking for muscles that didn’t even exist?”
Ye-Hyeon grumbles to himself as he hurriedly arranges his clothes.
The eye contact is only a second or so at most, but there is no way he could misread it.
“It should be once or twice that we made eye contact.”
Ye-Hyeon’s brows frowns.
Unchanging No. 1.
The fastest hunter in the world.
In front of Kwon Joo-Ho’s name, there were many modifiers that could only be attached to the main character of a cartoon.
However, he was only a “fish thorn” for Ye-Hyeon.
When Kwon Joo-Ho is around, it was uncomfortable as if he had a thorn in his throat.
It was all because of that glaring gaze.
‘Let’s hold it in for a week, just a week.’
Ye-Hyeon twists his mouth without noticing.
When the Hunter ranking was updated four times a year, not only Hunter but also ordinary people’s attention was focused on it.
Who became S-class was also a big topic, but what drew more attention was whether there was a hunter who pierced the concrete layer.
The top 20 S-class hunters did not give up their positions.
Instead, there was a fierce ranking fight in it, and Kwon Joo-Ho remained at the top for nearly two years.
Considering the skills of the rankers listed under Kwon Joo-Ho’s name, it was almost impossible.
Thanks to this, Kwon Joo-Ho’s saga story spread like a hero story.
Among the incredible achievements, such as finishing A-class boss with a single knife and clearing a medium-sized gate alone, the most powerful was the fact that he left the training center in just a week.
Ye-Hyeon scratches his head insincerely after it was itchy.
He could move away from Kwon Joo-Ho, but he hates it because he feels like he was losing for no reason.
He’s not 1st place or anything right now.
‘ I’m annoyed. I don’t like it.’
‘What is he doing?’
Ye-Hyeon grits his teeth, reflecting on Kwon Joo-Ho’s inner thoughts while looking at him.
Ye-Hyeon didn’t want to be on bad terms with the No. 1 ranked hunter.
He wants to do business if he has to.
However, Kwon Joo-Ho hates Ye-Hyeon from the time he saw him while he is still measuring the timing to say hello.
He pretends to be comfortable with the person who cursed him and follows as his supporter, but he never bowed down because he liked it.
Ye-Hyeon’s pride is greatly hurt when the No. 1 hunter evaluates his efforts and hardships without knowing much.
Of all things, the first time he encounters Kwon Joo-Ho was a time when he endured a lot of hardships and right after his sister collapsed, so he may have been more upset.
With a strong backlash, Ye-Hyeon gave up even turning around.
After that day, Ye-Hyeon openly avoids Kwon Joo-Ho.
Kwon Joo-Ho’s attitude did not change even if Ye-Hyeon keeps his distance.
Ye-Hyeon always wondered why he hates him and why he keeps staring, but he didn’t want to ask.
Ye-Hyeon desperately ignores Kwon Joo-Ho and focuses on training.
Of all things, there were no people today, so there were only Ye-Hyeon and Kwon Joo-Ho in the wide fitness room.
He sometimes felt itchy in the back of his head, perhaps because it was Kwon Joo-Ho’s habit to stare at people.
‘Should they be friends now? He doesn’t hate me yet, does he?’
Ye-Hyeon tried to look around by turning his upper body left and right as if he was warming up, but his eyes met Kwon Joo-Ho.
Kwon Joo-Ho continued to exercise without stopping while looking at Ye-Hyeon with a smileless expression.
Ye-Hyeon avoidd eye contact by raising the corners of his mouth awkwardly.
It was obvious that he looks funny without looking in the mirror.
‘Ugh, it’s uncomfortable’ Kwon Joo-Ho had such clear features that his face was shaded deeply in dark places such as dungeons.
When Kwon Joo-Ho’s indifferent expression was added with a dark shadow, there was a strange sense of intimidation.
Others says he is cool, but Ye-Hyeon feels like Kwon Joo-Ho is ignoring him, maybe because of his qualifications.
Despite the bright lighting, the impression he has when he encounters him inside the dungeon was revive.
The long-standing depression was stronger than he thought.
When he thinks about it later, he should had brighten up his face, but it seems wrong to get close to Kwon Joo-Ho again this time.
‘He can’t get any worse because he is handsome’
Ye-Hyeon stopps after sniffing his excitement.
He seems to have developed a habit since hanging out with Yoon Seung-Jae.
In the end, Ye-Hyeon goes to lunch earlier than usual.
His nerves were in tatters as he tries to force himself to ignore the person who stands out.
Yoon Seung-Jae texted him where he was, and Ye-Hyeon came to the restaurant.
” I was bored without you.”
He is bored without chatting with Yoon Seung-Jae during training.
Yoon Seung-Jae shrugged his shoulders with a conceited face as if he knows.
“There’s a gate experience today. Do you want to go too?”
“Oh, right. There was something like that.”
The Hunter Association used to open gates for prospective hunters when there was plenty of time left among the small gates that were cleared.
Since the Hunter Association was divided into guilds, the guilds monopolize the gate and provide it to new hunters in their guild as a favor, so Ye-Hyeon, an independent, forgot that he can get a gate experience.
“I’ll apply for yours, too?”
“I’m not very interested.”
As far as Ye-Hyeon knows, the gate experience is a system created by many hunters who caused panic in the first gate dispatch.
It was obvious that Ye-Hyeon would be annoyed and bored to go to the gate that he thinks of just like his own house.
“Why? Hyung will just get scared in the corner without me anyway.”
“Hey, when did I?”
Yoon Seung-Jae’s attitude became subtly friendly after the intimacy increased, even though it was only two points.
In the beginning, he only teases me with a disgusting look, but recently, he is teasing me more often.
“Hyung doesn’t like to be alone,”
Yoon Seung-Jae jokingly said.
“That . ..…”
Ye-Hyeon is speechless.
Yoon Seung-Jae seems to have misunderstood, because Ye-Hyeon kept chasing him.
Ye-Hyeon couldn’t deny what he said.
It’s unfair, but Ye-Hyeon thoughts it would be advantageous to let him misunderstand because he would have to flirt unintentionally in the future.
“Oh, I don’t like it. I hate it.”
Ye-Hyeon follows Yoon Seung-Jae, muttering foolishly.
Yoon Seung-Jae seemed to be taking care of him, but it was unclear whether he should say he was lucky or not.
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