“Mr Hero. Shall we bury Sieg like this?” The First Elemental asked me with a smile on her face .
Sieg wasn’t dead yet. But it wouldn’t have been a problem if I killed him, similar to when alumnus A provoked the Ice Princess and ended up being frozen in the past. The world kept going on, just as it was before.
Hero and the Demon King.
To check if the fantasy world would still go on even though this structure was broken, even ‘Hero Kang Han Soo’ should disappear neatly. It was also hard to check in the past. Whether the world where I’m dead keeps existing or gets destroyed, what’s the point?
There was a way to check without dying.
I activated Black Box.
Hero → Demon King (Hero→ level↓)
Ever since the time I became the Demon King on earth, it was set so that my job changed from Hero to Demon King if I turned on Blackbox. And it changed back to hero if I turned off Blackbox. This way I could experiment without having to die.
Divinity (Z) and Dark Energy (Z), these two transcendental skills couldn’t help but collide. Friction happened as I was no longer a ‘Chaos Human’ which let me control all attributes. My body would be damaged if I allowed this to go on.
“Then I have to take action.”
I received ‘nature’s protection’ as a Race Feature. So I could use the law of nature as much as I wanted.
Divinity and Dark Energy.
After thinking that I was condensing the two conflicting powers like a round ball in an imaginary space, I put a central axis, which was ‘me’, between them.
The two ill-matched powers had tried to tug me towards them, that was why they kept colliding. But it was different this time as Divinity and Dark Energy were in equilibrium as they offset each other, just like how stars and planets in the universe maintained a constant distance with the balance of centrifugal force and gravity.
But it wasn’t enough with just this.
Because by balancing each other also meant neutralizing each other which made them both weaker, so I added another variable.
Wasn’t it too empty now with only two planets around ‘me’, acting as the sun?
I decided to add more elements!
Land, Fire, Wind, Water, Heart!
They were smaller than the two transcendental powers, but these things played a role in intervening with the collision of light (Divinity) and darkness (Demonic Energy), like a sponge absorbing the impacts.
“This looks kinda cool.”
A microcosmos was formed in my body. Land, Fire, Wind, Water, Heart, Light, Darkness. The 7 elements were in harmony and balance.
I didn’t know how I would grow or evolve in the future, but it would progress slowly like a real universe if nothing major happened.
Anyways, I’ve taken care of the most urgent problem. The real experiment started now.
“Let’s find out the connection between race and job~”
This would be an important guideline for my future activities.
There were 3 hypotheses I thought of after seeing the amount of EXP that I got as I fully absorbed Sylvia’s EXP and knocked down Sieg’s elite unit.
Hypothesis 1) 5+95=100
The hypothesis was that if we assumed the common EXP obtaining rate was 1% of total available exp, the Hero’s privilege was getting 5% of the total exp, and the natural human characteristic preserved and absorbed the rest 95% to make up 100% in total.
Then I wouldn’t have to stick to being a hero.
On the other side,
Hypothesis 2) 5*20=100
What if it was a multiplication operation?
Hero’s privilege boosted ordinary EXP to be 5 times higher. If the natural human racial Ability boosted EXP to 20 times higher, then the result will be 100 times more EXP than a normal job.
If that was the case, I couldn’t give up being a hero.
The last one,
Hypothesis 3) (100 exp out of 100 exp) ∪ (5 exp out of 100 exp)=100 exp
The total amount of EXP the target had couldn’t exceed 100%. Therefore, this was a hypothesis that the hero privilege wouldn’t be able to have an effect at all because of the natural human species characteristic which absorbed all of the 100%.
If this was the case, then the job Hero was just trash for me. Except when fighting against the Demon King.
“I just wish it’s not a multiplication operation.”
There wasn’t any big difference between 95% in hypothesis 1 and 100% in hypothesis 3. If either of these two hypotheses was right I could boldly throw away Hero.
And there was a way to check this right away.
By receiving EXP.
“Sieg! I’ll invite you to a great experiment!”
Because my level went up, the small amount of EXP gotten from low level targets wouldn’t matter in the slightest.
So I decided to get the friend from my home planet who was sprawled out around to join me.
Friends should live while helping each other!
“Koorghk-?! Ka, Kang Han Soo -!! N-NOO-…”
The Holy Sword Nucleon which slipped out of my hand by accident was coincidently stuck into Hero Sieg’s heart.
Sieg stopped breathing with an expression as if he had a lot to say.
So what if you also don’t like happy endings?
“It’s too bad that Sieg died. I was thinking of locking him under the ground and making him pay for ruining nature. I wanted to engrave it on his soul; how little humans are in front of the great and magnificent nature.” The First Elemental smacked her lips.
The other elementals also nodded as if they were agreeing.
But they didn’t blame me for killing Sieg peacefully.
Because I was loved by the elementals.
It would be ‘cruel violence’ when somebody else hit the elementals, but if I did it, it would become an ‘expression of love’.
Level: 1052 → Level: 1778
Sieg’s EXP had been absorbed into me.
I couldn’t measure exactly if I absorbed it fully since he was above 999 level, but it was way over the amount of EXP that I could get as a pure ‘hero’.
I was confident that this was a growth that could never be achieved with five times higher EXP.
From now on, wouldn’t levels be like playing around adding and subtracting numbers for me?
The job Hero became meaningless.
▶ Tired: it’s really been a long time! Student Kang Han Soo!
Ooh? Miss Trainee Teacher. Where were you hiding before showing up now?
▶ Depressed: I had been following Student Sieg, whom my senior handed over to me. I appeased and soothed him well until he somehow succeeded in knocking down some of the 5 Disasters, but all the colleagues that you provided died…haha…
It seemed as if as Sieg died, the class that Professor Morals passed on was also over.
Tsk. She must’ve had a hard time.
▶ Positive: Don’t even mention it! There was nothing but mating in Student Sieg’s head. He didn’t do any training—saying he’s already powerful, and only flirted with girls… then when he was fighting the 5 Disasters, he moved slowly while getting help from his colleagues. I think I had drunk herbal tonics at least 10 times because of the stress.
…Miss Trainee Teacher really worked hard.
▶ Gloomy: I’m not exaggerating, I really worked hard. Sorry for saying this, but I worked 100 times more diligently than I did when I assisted you. Pre- surveys and researches are the basic things to do, I also used the trick of getting into his dream as an angel to calm his sex drive a few times. But the result was the exact opposite. So I keep wondering if my interfering has ruined Student Sieg. Am I ineligible to be a teacher…? Sobs!
It seemed as if Miss Trainee Teacher had totally lost her confidence.
I thought she was really stupid.
When Professor Morals passed Sieg on to Miss Trainee Teacher, the world was already on the verge of getting screwed up.
It was impossible to lead him in the right direction.
The other way around, I wanted to compliment Miss Trainee Teacher.
Because Sieg, who used to be stuck in the elf kingdom, was only interested in mating, without going on an adventure even once, knocked down the 5 Disasters while traveling 3 continents when Miss Trainee Teacher was in charge.
Of course, the colleagues’ sacrifices were great.
So Miss Trainee Teacher. Have some confidence!
▶ Gratitude: Thank you so much, Student Kang Han Soo. It comforted me a bit. Though I didn’t come to find you for this…
Hmm? Then why did you come?
▶ Answer: This world, where the hero who would rival the Demon King had died, will disappear soon. Although you’re decently alive like this, it seems like the system doesn’t recognize you as a hero.
My current job after activating Blackbox was ‘Demon King’.
And the ‘Hero’, Sieg died in my hands.
▶ Explanation: Usually students get a temporary heart attack in the middle of a battle, some pathetic ones sometimes also stop breathing after seeing absolute beauty. So they give the students a grace period for around 10 seconds to revive. But if the students don’t come back alive even until then, the system would conclude that they’re dead and it moves on to the re-examination.
Miss Trainee Teacher. Is it okay for you to tell me that?
▶ Deny: Of course it’s not. We can’t stop students from guessing by themselves, but it’s important information that faculty members can never tell the students directly. But… you’re my secret friend. If you didn’t comfort me just a little while ago, I might really have given up my dream to be a teacher.
I see. But Miss Trainee Teacher.
Thank you for telling me while taking the risk, but it’s too late.
The system was already in the middle of notifying me.
▷ Mr Hero. Did you enjoy your adventure?
▷ The real hero’s path is actually tough. But there were countless people who were rooting for you, who didn’t lose your dream and hope. You, who couldn’t grow together with them while learning about friendship and love from them, unfortunately couldn’t get rid of the vicious Demon King and fell.
▷ Shall we take a look at your grades from now on?
It seemed like this kind of message popped up if the hero died in the middle of adventure.
Was Sieg looking at this too?
▷ Name: Kang Han Soo
▷ Combat power: S
▷ Achievements: S
▷ Reputation: S
▷ Note: Why did you come back again?!
I wanted to ask that. So send me to Earth!
▷ You failed.
I felt dizzy after getting the notification about the result.
Because my grades in the 8th playthrough, in which I lived for 8 years starting from a weak baby in uncivilized Fantasia, were really good.
Triple S rank!
It was natural since I got praised as the ‘Great Emperor’ while diligently working for 3 years in Fantasia’s North continent as a baby.
I even got A for Character, which was the subject with the worst subjective biased judgement from Fantasia’s God.
I can’t believe I failed even then!
The reason was only one.
▷ Reason: You have a sense of honor for others. You deserve to be respected for that, but this world is not rational like that. We’ll give you, who lost bitterly, one more chance. Grow and be stronger. So please save the world this time!
▷ The re-examination is starting now.
The fantasy system sorted it out with ‘S rank Hero died!’
If I killed Sieg when Black Box was in a deactivated state, this kind of error wouldn’t have occurred because I was a ‘Hero’.
But I was recognized as ‘Demon King’ because I activated Black Box.
“Now I’m certain.”
Hero and Demon King.
The fact that the world would disappear without either of the two.
It could be seen as a great harvest, but the fact that I missed the chance to graduate which had been laid out right in front of my eyes was very painful.
▷ All the faculty members are desperate for your return.
▷ A specialist instructor will be dispatched…
▷ A specialist instructor will be dispatched…
▷ A specialist instructor will be dispatched…
▷ There is no specialist instructor to dispatch.
The light of return, which indicated a re-examination, started to twirl around my body. This wasn’t a problem of resisting or not.
Every existence was disappearing…
The world was deleted—just like deleting saved game data. It wasn’t a situation that could be solved by stubbornly staying.
Then, the First Elemental said, “I came out to the world after a really long time but it collapses right away. Mr Hero. You’ll save me again, right?”
“Why would I?”
She wouldn’t be able to remember me once I returned.
The First Elemental of the 9th playthrough, which was about to start soon, was just a third party. I also had solved my curiosity about elementals’ cloaca.
Every existence in the 8th playthrough would cease to exist soon.
“Do you really think so?”
“I’ll be waiting, Mr Hero.”
“Auntie! Stop throwing bait and explain right away! Or with my finger I’ll…”
The light engulfed me completely.
It wasn’t on the dimensional traveling magic circle of Fantasia’s north continent’s Magic Kingdom, nor was it on a bed in some shabby village.
It wasn’t in a beautiful princess’ cozy belly too.
It had been a long time since then, but how could I forget? This location, where I first got abducted.
It was the central continent’s Dumpling Kingdom.
“Welcome, Mr Hero!”
Lanuvel, who was said to have blown herself up while hugging the corrupted Saintess A in Fantasia’s western continent, greeted me while acting cute.
Solid proof that the 9th playthrough had started.
I didn’t know where to vent my anger.
I couldn’t believe I tore my train ticket to Earth with my own hands.
In the 8th playthrough, if only I paid a little attention to the warning, I would’ve knocked down Demon King Pedonar and graduated with excellent grades.
Why did I assume my 8th playthrough grades would be bad and give up easily?
This was all Sieg’s fault.
It became like this because that dude pleaded for me to kill him.
▶ Question: Did Student Sieg really say so?
Miss Trainee Teacher. I heard it clearly!
Hero Sieg, who lost his beautiful cheering squad, said it in his mind.
“Mr Hero, come back to your senses! It must be very confusing since you got summoned suddenly without notice, right? This place is Fantasia. It’s a different dimension from the world you were born and grew up in. I guess it would be too much to hope that you understood right away. From now on I’ll explain in detail-“
“Give me clothes first. You voyeur bitch.”
I covered my lower part by putting my righteous wings around it like a skirt.
I didn’t start as a ’17 year old boy in uniform’ because I wasn’t summoned normally in the 8th round.
So I was naked.
Should I be relieved that I didn’t return as a sperm?
“Sorry. I’ll prepare them…”
“Then at least give me this Kingdom instead of clothes.”
I should receive compensation for my mental damage after having my naked body seen by such things as Lanuvel and the barbarous royal knights.
What if they didn’t give me any compensation?
▶ Race: Natural Human
▷ Level: 1860
▷ Job: Hero(EXP 500%)
▷ Skills: Interpretation (A), ■■(A)
▷ Condition: Annoyed
This 8 year old Mr. Hero wouldn’t forgive them!
PR/N : There is an illustration page for some of the characters, be sure to take a look !
Translator : Gruesomeblue
Editor : Shruggy, Luci