The Dark Mage’s Return to Enlistment Chapter 12

Pigeon

While Kim Minjun contemplated the situation, Kim Kwangsik quickly threw the monster that had clung to the drum barrel far away.

“Kim Kwangsik! It took you 1 minute and 20 seconds! You should have dealt with it immediately!”

“Corporal Kim Kwangsik! I’m sorry!”

“When the mana gun doesn’t work, you should have immediately thrown your body! Is that how you’ll act in real battles?”

“No, sir! I’m sorry!”

“Do you think it’s okay to receive the taxpayers’ money and not protect the citizens?”

“No, sir!”

The instructor severely scolded Kim Kwangsik

as soon as the training was over.

He would have received a sharp warning if he were a Private or Private First Class. But there was no leniency for a Corporal.

It took 1 minute and 20 seconds for a Corporal… considering his confidence, that’s quite slow.

Kim Minjun decided to think about how to make the most of him while laughing inside.

I’ll show you what it means to be quick and accurate.

When it was his turn, Kim Kwangsik played the role of a civilian.

Looking at his burning eyes, Kim Minjun could feel he wanted to get back at him somehow.

“To the civilian position!”

“Position!”

“Monster release!”

The ceiling opened, and a monstrous rat was released.

A monstrous rat, an armageddon, and a hound. They rotate through these three.

The hunters, who had been lucky enough to face the lowest difficulty level hound, ended their training leisurely by cutting it off within 40 seconds.

The monstrous rat was considered a mid-level difficulty.

All three of them are easy mode for me.

Kim Minjun aimed his mana gun at the monstrous rat.

Watch carefully how I do it.

“Help me! Save me!”

Kim Kwangsik, who played the role of a civilian, didn’t just scream.

Kuong! Kung!

He knocked down or threw objects nearby with his fists and feet, attracting the monster’s attention.

Oh? He’s using his head?

Kim Minjun laughed internally as he watched Kim Kwangsik wreak havoc.

I’ll show you something amazing now.

Sss…

A faint trace of magical power flowed from Kim Minjun’s body.

It was a faint smell that ordinary people wouldn’t notice, but monsters reacted differently.

“Kirik? Kiririk?”

As soon as the monstrous rat smelled the magic, it quickly turned its head.

Although a human was making noise right in front of it, that wasn’t the problem.

“Kiriririk!”

There was a monster in front of it that it didn’t dare to face.

It had to run away!

Deciding that, the monstrous rat jumped towards the ceiling through which it had entered.

Oh, dear. Are you doing that for me?

Kim Minjun didn’t miss the opportunity and pulled the trigger of his mana gun.

Regardless, he had to use the mana gun since the instructors also had to assess his ability to handle it.

Tang!

Tang!

The power of the mana gun was not very high.

Its purpose was to draw the monster’s attention or to drive it away.

However, the story would be different if the mana gun hit their vital points.

“Kiriiiiik!”

Both of the magic bullets fired by Kim Minjun hit the monstrous rat’s eyes.

It’s true that the mana gun is a bit difficult. I almost missed it.

The monstrous rat fell from the air and fainted right away.

Blood flowed from its eyes.

I have 45 seconds left.

Kim Minjun approached Kim Kwangsik to tease him.

“Did you really hit the monster rat’s eyes with a mana gun from that height? How…?”

“Corporal Kim Kwangsik, shouldn’t you be acting?”

“Ah.”

Feeling the instructor’s gaze, Kim Kwangsik quickly immersed himself in the act.

“I can’t move! I’m scared!”

“It’s okay now! You just need to leave!”

“I just want to stay here! What if more monsters like that come after me!”

“Calm down! There’s no chance of that happening!”

Kim Kwangsik flailed his arms wildly.

Kim Minjun carried Kim Kwangsik, who continued to pretend to be scared, and quickly left the training ground.

It took Kim Minjun 35 seconds.

Considering he was a Private, it was an outstanding record.

I should have moved faster. I played around too much.

He had expected it to take around 30 seconds, but it took 35 seconds.

“Kim Minjun. 35 seconds. Very impressive.”

As soon as they came outside, the training instructor nodded in approval.

“Private Kim Minjun! Thank you!”

“It was as if you knew that the monster rat would jump. Your response was that quick. And you accurately hit the monster rat’s weak point with your mana gun.”

The training instructor gathered the attention of the other Hunters.

“Everyone, pay attention! Like Private Kim Minjun, you must move quickly in real combat to save citizens’ lives! It’s not about moving with your head, but with your body! Got it?!”

“Yes! Understood!”

The training instructor seemed quite satisfied, encouraging them to be like him.

“Hey, your barracks must be nice?”

“A total S-class rookie, one who did 19 shots in regular shooting, came in.”

“Of course, a hunter should be at that level.”

“Seungho, you’re only 5 seconds different from a rookie. What are you talking about?”

They continued to praise the Sergeants.

Lee Seungho responded that it was only natural, but his expression seemed quite satisfied.

I would have been so happy if I had cut it to 30 seconds?

He could have done it if he had decided to, but training was just a game for him.

He enjoyed it moderately, so his speed was slightly slower.

“With this, we have completed all the shooting training.”

The training proceeded smoothly, and it wasn’t until 6 in the evening that it ended.

“Good job today, all day long for shooting training. Go in, return your guns first, and then you can eat.”

“Yes! Thank you for your hard work!”

“Be aware that the training instructor is letting you go early today because I’m satisfied with your training attitude.”

“Yes! Thank you!”

At that moment, as the hunters were about to leave the building…

“Ah, I forgot this. Everyone, pay attention for a moment!”

The training instructor stopped the hunters.

“Ah. No way?”

“No, we’ve been training all day long….”

“Please!”

The perceptive hunters turned their heads with anxious looks.

“Since it will snow tomorrow morning, make sure you gather in front of the barracks by 8 pm after dinner. They said it will snow a lot, so even the corporals should join.”

“Ah…”

“Snow…”

At the instructor’s orders, the building was filled with sighs.

On top of that, even the corporals had to participate in the work.

Everyone reluctantly responded, but their faces were full of dissatisfaction.

“The training instructors know that it’s tough for you guys. When we have time later, we’ll give you each a cold drink and a Choco Pie, so cheer up.”

“Understood….”

It was just one drink and a Choco Pie.

When the hunters came outside, they vented their frustration like crazy.

“Hey, this dog-like unit. It’s almost summer, and it’s going to snow?”

“Ah! I should have tried harder at the training center!”

“Shooting in the morning and afternoon and then working at night! This is slavery!”

“Who eats Choco Pie these days? It’s even tiring to eat strawberry Mon Cheri.”

The corporals, in particular, were full of dissatisfaction.

With this level of training, shouldn’t it be enough to use external manpower for simple tasks?

The answer was no.

According to the Hunter Army’s security law, civilians couldn’t even loiter around the barracks.

Hence, family visitations were strictly prohibited.

“Hey, Privates. Get your work done quickly, alright?”

“Yes! Understood!”

The corporals took out their frustration on the idle privates, making them work for no reason.

“Maknae.”

“Private Kim Minjun.”

While moving to the living quarters, Kim Kwangsik told Kim Minjun to stop for a moment and then said the game would start now.

“A man should never go back on his word. Don’t worry about the other seniors and just do whatever you want.”

“What’s going on? Why are you acting like this?”

His actions caught the attention of the other hunters.

“I bet the maknae on a time attack for special shooting training. And I lost.”

“What was the bet?”

“The loser has to listen to the winner for 24 hours.”

“Wow, you’re ruthless. You did that with the maknae? You have no conscience.”

“Minjun, you would’ve been in big trouble if you had lost. That guy once made his junior imitate a pigeon for 24 hours.”

“But he lost. Maknae, show him what hell is like.”

The seniors told him not to go easy on Kim Kwangsik and to take full advantage.

In fact, it was Kim Minjun who proposed the bet, but the seniors thought it was Kim Kwangsik’s idea.

“No, the bet was first proposed by the maknae—”

“Corporal Kim Kwangsik, get ready.”

Kim Minjun quickly cut off Kim Kwangsik’s words.

“Hmph, fine. Just say the word. I’ll do anything.”

“From now on, Corporal Kim Kwangsik is a pigeon. Begin.”

“A pigeon… Damn, I’ve been had.”

With a bitter smile, Kim Kwangsik began to imitate a pigeon.

“Coo coo coo coo.”

He lowered his posture, waddled in a duck-like walk, and bobbed his head back and forth.

The other corporals and sergeants couldn’t help but laugh, holding their bellies.

The privates and other lower-ranking hunters were nervous, thinking Kim Kwangsik would get angry, but there was no sign.

Kim Kwangsik, what a fun guy.

Seeing his senior passionately imitating a pigeon, Kim Minjun couldn’t help but smile.

“Tsk, that crazy Kim Kwangsik is at it again.”

On the other hand, the instructor clicked his tongue, watching Kim Kwangsik imitate a pigeon.

***

Inside the soldiers’ cafeteria.

“Minjun, you did really well in training today. We have night work later, so you must be very tired. Just hang in there a little longer.”

“Private Kim Minjun. I’m fine.”

Private Lee Dongjin, sitting next to him, struck up a conversation during dinner.

“They say it’s going to snow tomorrow, so the job should be simple.”

The corporals were probably feeling sensitive because of the snow, so they came to check on him.

“Private Lee Dongjin, you did a great job too. Didn’t you finish the special shooting training in 57 seconds?”

Except for Private Lee Dongjin, most of the privates exceeded the one-minute limit.

This meant Dongjin was the only one who passed the special shooting training.

With that level of skill, he might barely make it to corporal.

“I just ate a lot of jjamppong. Anyway, we should gather a bit earlier today.”

“Yes, understood.”

“Alright.”

After dinner, Kim Minjun and the other privates gathered in front of the barracks 30 minutes before the job started.

The corporals seemed in a bad mood today, so they didn’t want to give them any reason to complain.

“Ah, the LCK League starts tonight.”

“I feel so shitty, seriously.”

“And we’ll probably have to wake up at 6 am. Damn it.”

The corporals arrived at the barracks with discontented expressions, and shortly after, platoon leader Kim Chulmin appeared.

“You’re all tired from training today, right? The work itself isn’t anything special.”

“Understood.”

“Let’s wrap it up quickly and head back. If we finish quickly, I’ll let you go back in right away.”

Contrary to Kim Chulmin’s words, the number of workers exceeded six squads.

That meant there was a considerable amount of work.

“Alright, everyone. Carry sandbags on your shoulders, and let’s get going.”

A considerable number of people carried sandbags on their shoulders and began to descend the mountain.

“Take care.”

“Stay strong.”

Hunters guarding the entrance showed pity for them.

According to the weather forecast, it will start snowing at 3 am tomorrow.

That’s why it was the hunters’ job to spread sand on the ground so that the officers could safely drive up the mountain.


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The Dark Mage’s Return to Enlistment

The Dark Mage’s Return to Enlistment

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Status: Ongoing Type: Author: ,
Kim Minjun, who was a normal high school senior in South Korea, was suddenly summoned to another world and became a dark magician. Minjun, who persevered through all sorts of hardships with the single-minded goal of returning home, saved this other world with his dark magic. Casting aside a life as a hero and guaranteed riches, he returned to Earth. Just when he was about to fully enjoy his life, a problem arose. A dungeon break occurred, and monsters began pouring out. Not only did this threaten the peaceful Earth life that Minjun had just returned to... But on his very first day back, he was also ordered to enlist in the military!?!
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