stopped at a particular point.

Screeeee—

He could see an opaque western corridor between the ninth and tenth floors.

‘It’s from there.’

He didn’t know where in there, but the answer was to go in there.

Kang Yoo-sik concluded and walked towards the corridor instead of going up to the tenth floor.
And the moment he reached his hand out at the entrance.

Wooong—

Kang Yoo-sik disappeared from the air without a trace.

“Ah………… Was it the ninth floor then?”

“He almost went up there, what a bummer.”

“Looks like he was an A-class hunter.”

The audience that witnessed the sight muttered in a regretful voice.
If he disappeared on the way up there, it means that he ran out of magic and moved to the waiting room of the particular floor using a safety device.

According to others, it looked as if Kang Yoo-sik failed to reach the tenth floor as he lost his strength midway.

“But who is it anyway?”

“Hm.
Since the person earlier was an S-class……….
Wouldn’t it be Kang Yoo-sik who came with Arc Maze?”

“No way.
No matter how much of a genius you are, being 17 years old and going up to the ninth floor is not…….”

“Probably so?”

People made their move again while making their own assumptions about the identity of the person, and went back to their routine wondering when did something ever happen like that in the conference.

And Kang Yoo-sik neatly disappeared into the opaque corridor between the ninth and tenth floor without being seen by anyone.

***

“What is……….
This?”

Kang Yoo-sik entered the corridor and looked around with a flustered expression.

Until just a while ago, he went over it thinking that he’s been using his space magic well, but when he entered in, the things weren’t the same.

‘Can you even call this magic?’

This wasn’t some hidden space between the ninth and tenth floor but just some fundamentally different place.

Kang Yoo-sik gave a confused expression at the strangeness he felt through his cognitive recognization.

‘Percival.
What do you think?’

– Uhm…….
I’m sorry, Lord.
I’m not getting any results even if I use my computation skills.

‘Indeed, is it that?’

Kang Yoo-sik continued to walk while looking around and a moment later, he faced a huge door at the end of the corridor.

A huge door that obviously shows that there’s an incredible person behind it.
Kang Yoo-sik felt that and pushed open the door with all his might.

BangBangBang—

The door opened with a faint quiver and the sight inside came into his vicinity.
An interior that’s decorated so antiquely to a point it made him recall Heinz’s workplace.

In the center of it, there was a desk with documents piled up like a tower and the sound of pen writing circulated quietly from within.

“Hm.”

He was certain that there was someone in there, but he gave no response.

Kang Yoo-sik gave a thought on what he should do next and headed towards the sofa on the opposite side of the desk instead of trying to make a conversation.

‘This is comfy.’

Kang Yoo-sik landed on the sofa perfectly and rested his body on it with no nervous thoughts.

He did have a feeling that it was strange for him to be like this, but that was because he felt a sense of duty that he had to be doing just that here for some reason.

Right when Kang Yoo-sik was sitting still while listening to the sound of the pen moving.

“Who knew you’d come in here already…… Have you heard about me from Arc Maze?”

A deep voice that sounded to be coming from a quite old person.
Kang Yoo-sik thought for a moment and replied to the person who he assumed to be an old man.

“Nope.
I was just asked to come up on my own since it’s the tradition for first-timers.”

“Well……..
Then it looks like you’ve caused a mess by disappearing suddenly.”

The old man who let out a laugh then continued by clearing his throat.

“Do you have any idea regarding where this is?”

“Nope.
I honestly have no idea.”

He does feel a familiarity for some reason, but he can’t grasp the feeling of it no matter how much he tries.

Kang Yoo-sik caressed the sofa arm wondering if this situation unfolding right now was even real.
The old man chuckled as if he could see that over the pile of documents.

“Everything that’s in front of you is real.
But it’s a kind of ‘real’ that’s different from what you already know.”

“That’s……….
a quite complicated constitution.”

“Right.
That’s why I call it a miracle.
Though Arc Maze calls is magic till the very end.”

Arc Maze…..
Kang Yoo-sik gave a curious look at the old man who spoke like he was close to Ban Hye-young.

“Do you know my Professor?”

“You can just take it that way for now.”

A person who is close to Ban Hye-young and also uses magic that he has no idea about.
Kang Yoo-sik pondered over the profile he couldn’t grasp any thoughts on and questioned him straightforwardly.

“What happens to me now?”

The old man replied confidently to Kang Yoo-sik who sounded slightly nervous.

“There’s nothing that special.
You will receive a present, gain your qualification, and go back to the tenth floor.
That’s it.”

“A present and qualification………?”

“About the present……”

The old man was cut off for a while, and moments later, he felt a faint feeling of dexterity over the documents.

“Ho-oh.
Well…… Did he require such an item?”

An item came flying from above the documents as he heard an excited voice and Kang Yoo-sik’s eyes widened by looking at the item he received.

A cigarette case with nothing written on it.
Kang Yoo-sik hurriedly opened the lip of it at the familiarity.

‘It’s……..
not Hydron.’

He recalled the Hydron he received few times before his regression just by looking at the case, but even the scent of it was different from Hydron.

When Kang Yoo-sik was looking at that item with a strange expression.
The old man continued his explanation.

“It’s an item called Saerimnir.
It possesses the effect of being able to temporarily amplify your ability.
Of course, it has more uses than just that, but you can figure them out slowly.”

An item that’s similar to Hydron, but different.
Kang Yoo-sik examined the Saerimnir at the explanation and questioned the old man.

“Where did you find this from?”

Kang Yoo-sik who had been having a strange familiarity from before, certainly just realized the identity behind it.

The drugstore where he gained his Hydron from before the regression.
This place was strangely radiating the feeling of that ordinary place he had seen before.

‘That old man definitely has something to do with that grandmother from the drugstore.’

When Kang Yoo-sik was trying to look over the pile of documents at the unusual identity.
The old man replied confidently.

“I can’t say it.”

“What?”

“It’s not time yet.
If you’ve gained what you need right now, then work hard to develop with it.
That’s what’s important.”

Kang Yoo-sik thought of blowing up the pile of documents at once at the blunt answer of the old man and put his hand down after a while.

Kang Yoo-sik wasn’t sure as he was quite puzzling.
If he’s in the level of Ban Hye-young who can spread such catastrophic magic, there’s no way his one will go through.

‘Above that, since he’s given me a good item too…….
There’s no reason to ruin his mood, right?’

He said it was not time yet, which means there will be another chance to meet him.
Kang Yoo-sik figured that there’s no reason to hurriedly do anything so he just nodded.

“Alright.”

“I like how neat you are.”

The old man replied in satisfaction then continued writing as if signaling him that his work was now done.

Right when Kang Yoo-sik was about to ask regarding the qualification he mentioned before.

“Keep working hard in the future.
The next President of the Magic Society.”

“……….?”

Woong—

The scene in front of him changed even before he could say anything, and he stood still in front of a real office.

And the person with a cigarette who looked like the owner of that room, Julius, widened his eyes and chuckled at Kang Yoo-sik.

“You’re too good to be true huh.”

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