Patreon by Yuki-Snack
32. Mind Reading (5)
All Ye-Hyeon got was two words.
But neither was light.
However, the Hunter Association of each country shared vital information for human survival until the early stages of the gates. After the hunter system was stably established, they slowly began to reject each other.
Thanks to Lee Sun-Woo, they gained a positive image of being a “selected human,” but Hunter was literally a biological weapon. The size of the gate has steadily grown and new monsters have emerged, so it was obvious where the extra hunter forces would be used if the gate could be safely managed in the future.
Human greed was endless. In addition to the civil war that blew one-third of the African continent even when the future was uncertain due to the infinite gate, large and small wars broke out within Western Asia and China, which have long been in conflict. It was already an open secret that Hunter also participated in the war.
The Korean Hunter Association was the world’s best in terms of the level of hunters as well as gate-clear performance.
It was a very natural step for foreign hunter associations to recognize and check the Korean association. From the association’s internal information, which is nothing short of military secrets, to talent, there were not a few spies who were anxious to take it abroad.
Although he asked Baek Hae-Won about Dr. Jeong Yul, Ye-Hyeon also expected that information would not be easily heard.
Does he suspect him as a spy?
Ye-Hyeon took a deep breath.
He should be careful not to show interest in the association just in case.
Ye-Hyeon swallowed a dry spit.
Next, Sun-Woo. If you’re a hunter, when you hear the name “Sun-Woo,” you’ll think of a person without hesitation for 0.1 seconds.
Hero Lee Sun-Woo.
“Are you close to Lee Sun-Woo?”’
From the moment he first appeared until his retirement due to injury, Lee Sun-Woo has not been able to make any minor remarks for 12 years. In addition to self-management, he was thorough enough to refrain from personal exchanges except for early party members.
If one could call the president of the association Hyung, it would not be called a simple close relationship.’
He thought the rumor that the association was looking after Baek Hae-Won’s back was a ridiculous fabrication, but he thought it might have been a fact-based exaggeration.
If Ye-Hyeon managed to see Lee Sun-Woo through Baek Hae-Won and prevent the injury… The association became infamous purely because of Lee Sun-Woo’s absence. If Lee Sun-Woo does not retire, the association will be in good shape and will be able to systematically cope with the super-large gate.
Ye-Hyeon felt like he found a milestone while floating in the open sea.
However, to do so, he had to get closer to Baek Hae-Won. Ye-Hyeon moistened his lower lip with his tongue and slowly opened his mouth.
“Can you please stay at the party instead of getting me the S-Class Hunter?”
The three-month period Baek Hae-Won said when he joined the party as a mentor is about to be over. As time passed by Ye-Hyeon just avoids mentioning it.
Ye-Hyeon had no way to catch Baek Hae-Won even if he said he would quit tomorrow. However, thanks to Baek Hae-Won’s mention of an S-class hunter, there was an excuse to bite.
Perhaps it was an unexpected proposal, but the corners of Baek Hae-Won’s mouth drawing a smooth line were slightly lowered. Probably because it was an unexpected proposal.
“Do you mean you want to keep the party going? You want me to extend my mentor period?”
Baek Hae-Won looked at Ye-Hyeon with a soft gaze.
“I want you to join me as an official party member, not a mentor. I know it’s a shameless request, but half a year is fine until I can enter the A-level gate.”
First of all, Ye-Hyeon planned to buy even a little time, increase his intimacy in the meantime, and then ask again in half a year.
Baek Hae-Won’s heart was filled with a question mark. Baek Hae-Won seemed genuinely puzzled.
“Instead, if the association needs a healer, I will cooperate as much as possible. I won’t be able to register for the association because I have a party,” Ye-Hyeon hurriedly added, fearing that Baek Hae-Won would refuse.
Ye-Hyeon slightly lowered his head and looked at Baek Hae-Won.
If you were an A-class hunter, you would be aiming for an S-class promotion. He had to keep a low profile because he was asking for help in a C-class gate while giving up an important performance evaluation.
He could see Baek Hae-Won in conflict.
Ye-Hyeon was strangely not worried. For some reason, a positive answer seemed to come back.
Baek Hae-Won took the trouble and even volunteered as a mentor to monitor Ye-Hyeon. It was unlikely that he would leave the party irresponsibly before the doubts were completely cleared up.
Ye-Hyeon is glad he learned “Mind Reading”.’
Like Yoon Seung-Jae, he had zero intimacy, but he thought he became quite close to Baek Hae-Won, but it was not at all. If it wasn’t for the ‘Mind Reading’ skill, he would have failed to attack Baek Hae-Won.
“What if I send an S-class hunter as a mentor instead of me? It won’t be possible until half a year, but it will be possible for about a month. Wouldn’t there be more things to learn from an S-Class Hunter?”
There seems to be a slight difference between S-class hunters and A-class hunters, but there was actually a huge gap. A-Class hunters were eager to get into S-Class for a reason.
A new hunter party learning from an S-class hunter, this was a golden opportunity for a hunter’s life.
However, Ye-Hyeon shook his head with a firm expression.
“I, no, our party needs you Hunter Baek Hae-Won.”
When Ye-Hyeon refused to be an S-class hunter, Baek Hae-Won’s face became grumpy.
“I don’t understand. Why do you put more trust into the face when someone will clearly introduce an S-class hunter?”
Ye-Hyeon asked back in a bewildered way.
Baek Hae-Won uttered self-help words that might be joking or sincere. He smiled and looked at Ye-Hyeon. Nothing came to mind in the ‘Mind Reading’ window either.
“You want me to believe that nonsense?”
It was an uninteresting joke. Ye-Hyeon frowned openly.
Quick situation judgment, effortless use of abilities, and clear instructions. He is an A-class but in Ye-Hyeon’s view, Baek Hae-Won is already an S-Class.
He was already as good as S-class. Although the nickname Angel was false, Baek Hae-Won also played the role of coordinating party members with a gentle attitude.
Even if he wasn’t a target, Ye-Hyeon would have wanted Baek Hae-Won to stay at the party.
[Up to something]
It seemed that Baek Hae-Won was firmly suspicious.
If Ye-Hyeon has a plan, he is only trying to seduce Baek Hae-Won.
Ye-Hyeon complained about his dark inner thoughts, which he couldn’t bear to tell the truth.
“I don’t know why you keep taking the slow road, leaving the shortcut.”
“It’s not always good to take the shortcut. I learned that if you eat something in a hurry, you’ll get sick. I’m really satisfied now.” Ye-Hyeon smiled like a habit. Compared to before regression, it was a situation that was truly desirable.
“If I join the party, will you cooperate anytime the association needs a healer?”
As soon as Baek Hae-Won finished his words, he nodded quickly, and Baek Hae-Won suddenly burst into laughter.
“Ye-Hyeon, what kind of healer negotiates like that? Didn’t you hear that earlier? What if I really turn my back on you?”
At Baek Hae-Won’s playful words, Ye-Hyeon rolled his lips and asked.
How would Ye-Hyeon know how great a healer is? If he had stuck to a high-ranking Hunter’s party as soon as he left the camp, everyone around him would have supported him. If so, Ye-Hyeon might have been proud.
However, Ye-Hyeon started from the bottom like ordinary hunters. There was no way to know how healer was treated or how much he could walk around with his head held high.
Ye-Hyeon started from the bottom because the gap was awkward, but even if he lost that much, he was desperate to catch Baek Hae-Won.
“Since you’re Hunter Baek Hae-Won, I thought it was okay for me to lose a little.”
Baek Hae-Won is also helping at the expense of losing the assessment.
“…But are you really going to do it?”
Ye-Hyeon rolled his chestnut eyes.
Baek Hae-Won smiled at Ye-Hyeon, who was anxious and raised his right hand.
Baek Hae-Won spread his three fingers.
“Whenever I need, please help me three times, regardless of the reason. Let’s make the deadline equal to half a year.”
‘Oh, I almost signed a slave contract.’
Ye-Hyeon’s eyes widened belatedly. It was because supporters were not used to setting a contract period because it was not strange to be thrown out.
It was the Baek Hae-Won, who was kind and friendly to new hunters, who Ye-Hyeon had seen. Ye-Hyeon’s cheeks, which were a little relaxed, turned bright.
“And in the meantime, you have to cooperate with the association as much as possible.”
“Oh, that, too?”
“Ye-Hyeon suggested it first. You have to take care of what you can.”
Baek Hae-Won changed again, smiled and shrugged lightly.
Ye-Hyeon you should be careful, at least Baek Hae-Won has some decency but you shouldn’t be careless.
Aaaa thank you translator! I kept clicking next thinking “this will be the last chapter” yet it kept going!!!