After Returning, My Abilities are Infinite - chapter 3
“Really, what? What are you talking about? This beggar is insane. Wielding a weapon that will never give him a chance to see tomorrow…”
“He’s right. It’s weird.”
“Hey, hey! ”
He grabbed his bastard sword and held it high.
The others did not notice a difference. Not even a blacksmith would have noticed it, but I could definitely see it.
My analysis based on insights wasn’t limited to monsters or awakened people.
I could identify genuine and well-made items by merely looking at them.
“The appearance was similar, but the imprint texture was too poor for the sword to have been made in the blue forge. Besides, its metal quality was so poor …”
“How do you know that? I’ve been teasing the muzzle because I’ve seen it, but no one believes it. Give it to me, you bitch! ”
I laughed a little at that.
Of course, I knew how to prove it was genuine or fake.
“If you show me proof, you’d be sold.”
I stared back at the gleaming Kim Hyun-Cheol. He held the sword towards me.
“The texture here is poor. This imprint only covers the blue forge, but if you look at it closely, it will be a weapon less than a normal iron sword.”
“Do you know why? If this is carved straight, it makes the sword very hard, but if it’s a little wrong … ”
I placed a finger on the geometric pattern engraved on the handle. A small amount of mana was pushed in.
Even if I didn’t have talents, I’m a superhuman.
At least, I was able to deal with mana.
And as soon as I pushed the mana …
“… It works like this. ”
The blade of the Bastard Sword shattered and collapsed.
“uh… This, this … ”
Kim Hyun-Cheol gagged, staring at his broken sword with his mouth open.
“Don’t just stand there! Get ready! Personal equipment time will begin in less than 10 minutes! ”
“Ah. I have no time. ”
At the sound of my instructor, I returned to my place.
I handed handle of the shabby Bastard Sword Kim Hyun-Cheol.
“I’ll give you a new face.”
* * *
“Hey, are you okay?”
Jinwoo asked me to stand still.
But what does it matter?
“I do not care. It’s really alright. ”
I was bruised for the moment.
Anyway, I had my friend, Jinwoo Lee.
“… No, not that. ”
“You don’t have personal equipment.”
Right. I didn’t have personal equipment.
In the first grade, I had an old sword, but after I stopped going to training since there were no signs that I was improving, I threw it away.
As an orphan, I naturally didn’t have expensive accessories, and I couldn’t have armor or a helmet without a sword.
I came to training with my bare body.
‘I will make a great impression from the first day.’
It will be difficult, even for a first-grader, if he loses his personal equipment. No second grader would come naked in ‘training time’?
It was amazing.
“Some people get weapons they can use, and others have prepared the right weapons. Well, don’t worry too much about the quality of the weapon. It’s true that the stronger the weapon, the higher the level, but a hunter who relies only on his weapon will get seriously hurt. ”
As I looked around, I saw Kim Hyun-Cheol holding a long sword. Even he had a spare weapon.
“By the way… Cadet Jeong Si-woo. ”
“Why are you standing still without any equipment?”
A slightly raised voice spat toward me.
I would have hesitated if the hunters under me made this mistake.
I turned quickly with a look of great reason.
I don’t like excuses, but I can’t keep my mouth shut when I have to.
“Don’t make pathetic excuses like you’ve forgotten your personal equipment.”
“… Sorry about that. ”
Fortunately, words rushed to my mind.
“Because of my new awakening, I haven’t yet found a weapon that suits my traits, so I haven’t prepared my personal gear.”
“Are you awakening this new quality?”
“Yes. I had no problems until last night, but when I opened my eyes this morning, there was a small change in the status window. ”
“Jung Siwoo. Do you know what this cadet is talking about?”
Awakening of new traits.
As I spoke the words, Park Hyun-suk looked slightly confused.
“Yes. I think I have awakened. ”
“… Ha… Haha, this is a funny student. ”
And the next moment, he burst into laughter.
“There were 14 cases of reawakening, and finally, on the morning of the first training, your characteristics did not match the cadet’s personal equipment.
“Yeah. That’s right.”
“If it’s true, shouldn’t you have brought the iron sword you used before?”
Anyone who wants to be a hunter should always be ready.
Monsters aren’t considerate towards accidents.
“Existing weapons which were unable to withstand the power of traits were destroyed.”
However, I wasn’t a perfect hunter yet, and because I was still a cadet, I was able to escape with ‘a little coincidence’.
Mistakes were not tolerated by hunters when dealing with a cadet from Hwayeon Choin Academy. However, no one here was really strict with standards.
If you really did, you wouldn’t have even graduated from Hwayeon Elementary School.
“Existing weapons were destroyed without bearing the power of the trait…”
Park Hyun-suk seemed to think about what I said. Then he stepped back, and his expression relaxed.
Fortunately, the instructor didn’t seem to have strict standards.
“Okay. You can’t be lying about the status. I understand. ”
As Park Hyun-suk said, no student would be stupid enough to lie about the status.
The status wasn’t something that superhumans could change themselves, or through the interference of others.
And, in a way, the awakening was right.
In my personality window, a new personality was created.
“Hey… Is it real? Did you really wake up? ”
The moment Park Hyun-suk turned back, Lee Jin-woo, peppered me with questions.
I smiled little, ignoring his questions.
“What? Is that baby awakening?”
Hyun-Cheol Kim whispered close-by, but I lightly dismissed it.
“So, it seems like everyone is ready… Let’s start the test. ”
* * *
“Hey… It was really hard. ”
The test was simple.
He tested our strength, wits, endurance, and the extent of our physical abilities. Then tested our ability to handle weapons and our fundamental knowledge of the monsters and awakens we learned in first grade.
Of course, I was not involved.
I spent about half the time trying to put on my personal equipment. I wasn’t able to go out and rest alone.
Eventually, I had no choice but to sit quietly during training.
‘Overall, the students’ level was not bad. ‘
Of course, I didn’t quietly sit still.
I looked at the level of the students who would train and study with me again.
‘Kim Hyun-Cheol had quite a bit of equipment, but his talent was basic. There were quite a few cadets who seem to have the potential.
Should it be called Hwayeon Choin Academy?
Initially, I could only say that my ‘standard’ was terrible. However, considering that I was still a cadet, it was decent.
I turned to look at Lee Jin-woo, who was still muttering on the side.
‘… Although this guy doesn’t really have talent. ‘
It was only a sigh.
I’m glad I tried hard even if it led to nothing.
“Hey, what are you going to do now?”
Lee Jin-woo, who hadn’t said a word aloud, suddenly asked me.
“Today’s routine is over, so why don’t we go out and eat anything? I have a lot to ask about reawakening.”
“Sorry. I have so much to think about. Let’s go out next time. ”
* * *
Today’s routine ended in training in the name of the first time in second grade.
Due to the nature of Hwayeon Elementary School, students were given free time after class.
They could spend that time in the private training room to get some extra training, enter a suitable ‘wealth’, develop other skills, or build a network. If not, they could go out and spend some personal time, as Jinwoo Lee suggested.
But I didn’t have time for that Today.
I was going to spend all of my free time Today in one place.
“I’ll see you later then. Tell me the story of your reawakening when you’re comfortable.”
With that, Jinwoo Lee walked towards the private training room.
He’s a really good guy.
After staring after him for a moment, I headed to my room.
“You said you have awakened again?”
And as I walked down the hallway, words like this followed me.
“It must be a lie. What is awakening? Most of the people who awaken are second-class or first-class hunters active in active duty …”
“What’s the point of ‘crushing personal equipment’ as a characteristic? Most of the traits of the people who reawakened were added with a line of explanation, or the original characteristics were only slightly enhanced.”
“If you look at the insight, the characteristics will change.”
Rumors have already spread.
I walked to my room, annoyed, trying to forget their words.
I didn’t want to worry about them now.
I opened the door and walked into a neatly arranged room.
I left the bag in the corner, pulled the notebook out, and sat down on the desk.
‘The point of return was ambiguous. I couldn’t pinpoint it.’
It only took a few hours to confirm that the regression was real.
I was starting to get tensed since I was running out of time to figure out the situation.
There was plenty of time until tomorrow morning, and no one came to my room.
Since it’s clear that this was real, it would be better to learn more about the new powers that have come to me.
It was clear that it was awakening.
Am I not supposed to know what my abilities are?
I muttered slowly.
The next moment, a transparent window sprang up.