The Tutorial is Too Hard - Chapter 200
I looked at Ho-chi stealthy who was reading a novel while walking.
Even if Ho-chi take out the book as a sign of dissatisfaction because of my criticism, he usually read it with enthusiasm.
Ho-chi likes novels so much that he wants to read novels at every possible moment.
However, he was not reading. He was just holding the book in his hand.
His gaze was on the book, but they were gazing into the void.
In my opinion, he was so distracted that he couldn’t even focus on the novel.
This was surprising.
There were not many things that could distract him from reading.
Different from me, unless something had a direct influence on Ho-chi, he usually ignores it and let it go.
He didn’t care about the stages of the tutorial or the Gods.
He thought these were not related to him.
So he could crazy things like stealing powers from the Gods with no hesitation.
For him, all of these were outside of his world.
So I was surprised that he was disturbed like this.
“Well, what happened to the Barrier?”
Ho-chi ignored my words silently.
I waited for a little while, but he still didn’t answer me.
He was just walking forward and pretending to read the book like before I questioned him.
Perhaps he used his focused on the book as an excuse to ignore me.
I gave up because it was too difficult to get his answer.
What disturbed Ho-chi must be related to the Barrier.
I would know what happened when we arrived at the Barrier.
Even if he was disturbed by something else, when I alone look around the Barrier, I will find the cause of the problem immediately.
Ho-chi opened his mouth when we were near the Barrier.
He spoke nonchalantly as if nothing happened.
“Ms. Seregia appeared.”
After this sentence, he shut his mouth again.
I couldn’t answer him immediately.
All I could do was walk in silence like him.
I forced my footsteps to move, which almost stopped unconsciously.
I tried to pretend to be calm, but I couldn’t hide my agitation in front of Ho-chi.
Both of us were silent.
Said Ho-chi, in front of the Barrier’s entrance.
When I saw Ho-chi talking as if it wasn’t a big deal, I had mixed feelings.
Along with the relief, I felt apologetic and guilty for the past mistakes.
“You can leave here first if you feel uncomfortable. I’ll handle this.”
Hearing my words, Ho-chi considered for a while. Then he said Okay and returned to the residential area.
I should have calmed myself down while looking at his back.
The period when I would get discouraged due to agitation had passed.
However, there is a high risk of not being able to control my emotions when it is necessary to repair the Barrier.
The number of things I feel guilty about today is high.
I felt so guilty that my stomach stung.
When I was trapped in the 60th floor, I was maddened.
This was not an excuse, this was the reality.
I was so desperate to break through, but I failed no matter how hard I struggled.
After all my attempts failed, the earnest feeling and sincerity I poured in became hatred and madness.
Even so, I didn’t give up while I was going crazy.
In order to find a new method, I continued to experiment.
The concept I had before was completely changed.
Now, when thinking about these efficiency and results oriented experiments I did, I would get in a bad mood.
Most objects of experiments were my body and spirit and as the experiments continued, I was only further exhausted.
I tried countless times and was so tired that I gave up everything and returned to the starting point again and again. I repeated this many times, so I died and reborn many times.
It is the time it took for Lee YeonHee to arrive on the first floor after I was trapped in the 60th floor.
And during those five years of time, every moment of my life was accelerated.
At least hundreds of years.
I wasn’t sure when the acceleration stopped, but it was quite possible to be hundreds of years considering the performance of improved time acceleration.
I didn’t only do experiments on myself during that insane period.
I tried to do experiments on everything I saw around me.
I had buried many things that were unsuccessful and there were also many things that vanished completely.
There were also some things that were belatedly solved.
However, it wasn’t that something you couldn’t see didn’t exist.
The residential area that collapsed and rebuilt for dozens of times, the necklace I gave Lee YeonHee as gift and Ho-chi, all of this proved that.
I knew I was unable to go back to the past.
And the memory of the past wouldn’t affect my future.
Except, my remorse about my past remained.
* * *
There was a woman’s face in the center of the Barrier, instead of a huge sword.
It was quite strange to that a face hanging in the center of Barrier.
Even if it was an acquaintance’s face.
The calm voice was the same.
“Long time no see.”
“Quite a long time.”
It seemed she was the real Seregia.
The only power I could perceive was time reversal.
In other words, Seregia, who became the core axis of the Barrier, returned to her previous state.
“You look very good. Did you find a method?”
Through her words, I knew there was no problem of her memory.
Now my stomach was not stung slightly, but squeezed hard.
“Thank Goodness. So why did you return me to my previous state?”
I answered bitterly.
“In fact, it wasn’t me that woke you up.”
I explained the power of God that the Barrier was bearing and she understood the situation.
Seregia heard my words and smiled like this was a great fortune.
“So there was no problem with Barrier.”
“Yes. it’s only time is going back and I’ll return your state to the normal. It’s difficult to destroy their power, but not impossible.”
“I see. Please restore the Barrier now. I’m in a bad mood due to my incomplete state.”
I said Okay and started to destroy the power.
Seregia’s face just looking at me quietly.
Before the Barrier was restored completely, Seregia said.
“How encouraging. You look very good. Just like before.”
“Fortunately I do. Thanks.”
The past that Seregia spoke about was probably when I hung her on my waist….. No, it’s quite weird to say she hung on my waist.
Either way, I was talking about the stage when she and I fought together.
It was relieving that Seregia took that time as a good memory.
“Have you found the method?”
“I’ve found it. Don’t worry about that.”
Seregia smiled quietly because of my confident answer.
I also smiled, looking at her face.
I became so much calmer after I met Seregia.
As soon as the Barrier was restored, Seregia would return to her original form.
A giant mountainous sword inside the Barrier.
That’s her original form.
The fact that Segeria used the form of a sword, not a human being, proved that she perceived herself as a sword.
I’ve come to a crucial realization.
The swordsmanship that Seregia desired was flexible and adaptive, agile, and complex technicality.
However, the sword that she finally selected had such overwhelming weight and power.
The difference between the process and the result was incongruous.
* * *
It had been three weeks since I met Seregia and talked to her.
Yong Yong, who slept for a long time, finally woke up.
I was very glad about that. So was Ho-chi.
Yong Yong was happy too!
Yong Yong just awoke from his sleep, but the atmosphere in residential area became much brighter.
The air was fresher when he was around.
Ho-chi, Yong Yong and I hung out together everyday which made Yong Yong very ecstatic since three of us could play together.
And today, I took Yong Yong to the 61st floor for a picnic, just as I had promised myself during his sleep.
Yong Yong was excited to get out from the 60th floor and go to somewhere he had never been before.
He prepared his outfit and had been waiting for today with his cross bag full of odds and ends since yesterday morning.
As soon as Yong Yong arrived on the 61st floor, he was so excited and ran around.
He was so cute, like an excited puppy.
He didn’t care much about the poor environment on the 61st floor.
After playing around the entrance for about an hour, we headed to the palace of the Ice Queen.
* * *
“He is your son. Okay, I see. “
The Ice Queen nodded with a relieved look.
She acted like she was like looking at her cute grandson.
“When you told me you wouldn’t raise him as a challenger, I had some assumptions, but I didn’t expect he was this cute. “
Said this old woman while looking at Yong Yong who was making snowman with Ho-chi.
These two people could create more than a snowman, either by magic or whatever, but they were making snowballs the hard way and drawing a facial expression with their fingers in order to make a snowman.
“Dad! Look at this! Uncle brought a carrot! “
Shouted Yong Yong, who made a nose for snowman with the carrot that Ho-chi brought.
Yong Yong was simply happy just because there was something to make snowman’s nose.
By the way, Ho-chi seemed to like Yong Yong as well.
How could he think about bringing carrot?
“It looks good. Really. ”
“Thank you, granny ”
It was ridiculous.
What kind of sister is She?
She was alive even when Dangun grandfather set up Gojoseon. (Dangun is the legendary founder of Gojoseon, which is the first Korean state.)
She wants me to call her sister? I would feel rather better to call her queen.
“Uhh… This is kind of… ”
“Call me sister. ”
“Okay, sister. ”
She chuckled delightfully after hearing my words.
The huge ice door opened, covering her laughter.
“We’re all gathered here!?”
A huge lava giant entered the Ice Palace.
Even in the lava flowing down from the giant’s body, the Ice Palace didn’t collapse nor melt.
The giant didn’t care about that and sat around us.
Although he only sat down, the earth shook as if it was collapsing.
“Why did we gather here!? Why not gather at my Lava Hall?!”
“Because Yong Yong prefers cooler temperatures over hot ones.”
“Alright! This kid must be the hatchling!”
This old man looked around Yong Yong with novelty.
Yong Yong shrank back and defends himself against the unfamiliar sight.
He smiled and sat down besides granny.
“You look delighted.”
Hearing my words, he laughed joyfully.
His laughter was too loud.
I knew and prepared in advance, but Yong Yong didn’t. He covered his ears with both hands and ran to hug me.
“My ears hurt! ”
The giant laughed again because of him.
“I waited and waited for a long time and finally I was able to get out. I’m still trapped in the same world, but I’m happy that my range of actions expanded. Thank you again, King.”
“You’re welcome. I just did my job.”
“Well then, when are we leaving this world?”
Why did he have to ask me such a serious question while I was enjoying myself.
I knew he would keep asking until I gave the answer, so I answered him.
“Not long. We’ll escape soon. ”
“Oh, really! So the challenger is almost there, right?! ”
Not long ago, Lee YeonHee cleared the 35th floor and arrived at the 36th floor.
If she passed big crises safely and there was no accident happened, she would arrive at the 60th floor easily.
“She’s almost here. But the day we get out of here is near regardless of where she is”
“Regardless of where challenger is? How could that be?”
“What do you mean? We’ll just break through it by force in the next six months to a year. If she doesn’t make it here by then, we’ll escape by ourselves.”
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