The Dark Mage’s Return to Enlistment Chapter 19


Other hunters would have loved it, but Kim Minjun found Son Eunseo’s gaze rather annoying.

It was as if her eyes were saying, “Let’s see how well you can do.”

Show her the clear difference in skill.

Kim Minjun stared straight ahead with a serious expression.

The hunters in Squad 40 were more enthusiastic than the others.

‘Wow, shit. She’s looking at us.’

‘We’ll hang in there!’

The hunters were delusional, thinking Son Eunseo’s gaze was for them.

To show off, the hunters stared straight ahead with determination in their eyes.

“Get ready!”

As the examiner signaled, rubber bullets were fired at the hunters.

Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!



What difference would it make anyway?

All the hunters, except Kim Minjun, couldn’t even endure 20 seconds and were beaten by the rubber bullets.

“Is that Kim Minjun? He’s from the 104th Division, right?”

Kim Minjun didn’t allow a single rubber bullet to hit him for almost a minute.

Son Eunseo also passed flawlessly, but the reactions were different.

“That guy’s insane… Why would he go to such lengths to dodge?”

That’s because Kim Minjun avoided the rubber bullets by merely lifting one leg.

“But his movements are so clean.”

“Right? He’s like a protagonist from a martial arts movie.”

Kim Minjun avoided the barrage of rubber bullets with minimal movement.

He had no choice but to do so.

Most hunters would predict the trajectory of the rubber bullets and throw their bodies around.

Son Eunseo was no exception.

These rubber bullets are way slower than magical ones.

However, Kim Minjun was so at ease that he started looking in the opposite direction.

This is what you call a no-look dodge.

There wasn’t a hint of pressure on his face.

It looked as if he was just out having fun.

“…What’s with him? How can he dodge without even looking?”

Son Eunseo thought Kim Minjun was just showing off.

But he perfectly dodged the rubber bullets for an entire minute and ten seconds.

The test ended at one minute and ten seconds because even the examiner lost focus watching him.

“Uh, um… Well done. Get ready for the stamina test! Take a break and stretch your body!”

The examiner tried to maintain his composure to gloss over his mistake.

Kim Minjun returned to his seat and gave Son Eunseo a look.

Don’t be too upset. You can be like me if you try hard enough.

In about a hundred years?

Son Eunseo briefly showed a shocked expression before turning her gaze away.

“Line up without crossing this line and keep a good distance apart!”



After a ten-minute break, the hunters moved to the entrance of an empty dungeon.

It was for the next test, the stamina portion of the stat test.

“At the turning point of this empty dungeon, officers are waiting! Get stamped on the back of your hand and come back! The time limit is 40 minutes!”


While the strength and agility tests were conducted in stages for each squad, the stamina test tested everyone simultaneously.

It felt like a marathon.


The hunters rushed into the empty dungeon as the examiner signaled the start.

[You have entered the dungeon.]

Most of the Hunters held back at first to pace themselves.

After all, they didn’t know how far the turning point was, so they had to consider that it could be as demanding as a short marathon.

“Huff… Huff.”


“… Huff.”

Everyone took turns catching their breath, pausing their run for a moment.


One of the Hunters began sprinting forward.

Glancing over, he saw that it was Son Eunseo.

Ah, that attention-seeker. Ahaha.

His father was a division commander, right?

Well, if she wanted to show off, it wasn’t entirely unreasonable.


Son Eunseo, who was ahead, quickly turned her head and looked at Kim Minjun.

What now?

It was as if her eyes were saying, “You think you can do this well too?”

Wanna bet? Want to have a match?

Looks like he still didn’t get what’s going on.

Kim Minjun could have ignored her, but something made him feel he was losing.



“What’s with him? Does he have a motor attached to his feet?”

“He won’t last long running like that.”

Kim Minjun quickly overtook Son Eunseo and turned his head.

“No big deal.”

He smirked as if to provoke him.

“What…what did you say?”

“Oh, just talking to myself. I didn’t even realize.”


Son Eunseo gritted her teeth and tried to increase her speed, but there was no way she could catch up to Minjun.

It was like watching little kids fighting over their pride.

I’ll wait here for that girl from before.

Kim Minjun went a step further, getting his stamp from the officer in advance while waiting.

The officers looked at him with puzzled eyes but didn’t restrain him.

He could have been taking a break to catch his breath.

“Huff… Huff.”

Son Eunseo appeared in the distance.

Kim Minjun raised his hand, showing off his stamp as if to say, “Look at this,” and then dashed towards the exit.


Son Eunseo followed with a determined expression, but the result was second place.

Of course, first place went to Kim Minjun with an overwhelming 29-minute record.

And that was while he was playing around.

“Kim Minjun. That’s impressive. You got perfect scores in all of the stat categories.”

“Private First Class Kim Minjun! Thank you!”

The examiner looked over the record sheet for a moment and nodded in satisfaction.

Son Eunseo stared at him with a look of annoyance.

Well, why did you do that to me?

Now that she understood, she probably wouldn’t do it again.

The other Hunters barely made it back with 38 or 39 minutes on the clock.

“Alright! That concludes the stat portion! Hunters, finish your lunch and assemble in front of the training ground by 1 o’clock. Got it!”



The morning schedule was over.

After finishing their lunch, the hunters started preparing for the afternoon’s main weapon test.

The main weapon test wasn’t too tricky.

It was like taking a taekwondo exam—as long as they followed the Hunter textbook, they could pass without much trouble.

“Ah, why isn’t there a blunt weapon technique in the textbook?”

With a regretful expression, Kim Minjun picked up the easiest weapon, a sword, and began practicing the beginner’s form according to the textbook.

“We haven’t even started the monster combat and response ability test, and already more than half of you have failed! Do you think you can protect the citizens like this!”

“No, sir!”

“If you knew that, why did you perform so poorly!”

“We’re sorry!”

“Face forward!”

“Forward, step!”

“Backward, step!”

“Backward, step!”

The hunters who failed the exam were brought to attention by the terrifying examiner.

In fact, the exam’s difficulty was so high that it was natural for more than half to fail.

However, high-ranking officers came to the promotion exam site as examiners; even the battalion commander had come this time.

In a way, it was like a demonstration.

“Everyone line up according to your rank! Start from the left with the Privates!”


The last remaining test was monster combat ability.

Of course, the higher the rank, the higher the grade of monster they had to face.


Privates faced four hounds simultaneously.

Private First Class and Corporals had to fight goblins.

“Private First Class will face three goblins, while the Corporals will face six.”


Unlike training situations, there were no safety devices like muzzles for the monsters.

It was literally a full-scale battle.

“If you’re ready, start immediately!”


At the signal of the examiner, Kim Minjun raised his blunt weapon.

It was a steel mace wrapped in wire, similar to the one he used in his old unit.

I missed this feeling.

While Kim Minjun felt satisfaction, the goblins were released from their restraints.


“Human! We’ll kill you!”

Right in front of him, goblins were growling ferociously at him.

It wasn’t just one, but three.

They didn’t rush at once but spread out and circled Kim Minjun.

Oh, they’re using their brains?

As expected, the goblins were known for being cunning and despicable.

They were thoroughly looking for a gap in Kim Minjun’s stance, ready to strike.

But still, you guys are goblins.

As if to show them, Kim Minjun took out his mace and threw it behind him.

“Ki, Kieeek?”

“Human! The human threw away his weapon!”

Humans wearing strange clothes become weaker without weapons!

The goblins were thinking this, so they didn’t miss the opportunity and rushed at Kim Minjun.

“You really took the bait.”


Kim Minjun delivered a kick to the goblin rushing from behind.

Dark Mage Power kick!

The goblin’s head exploded, and it died instantly.


It took Kim Minjun only 40 seconds to deal with the goblins.

Considering he was barehanded, it was an unbelievable result.

“Huh… I’ve never seen a hunter who threw away his weapon and beat goblins in a promotion exam before.”

“Is that hunter a strength-stat specialized hunter? Even though he’s still a Private First Class, he’s very excellent.”

The officers who were watching the scene quietly began to clap.

Clap, clap, clap, clap.

Perfect score.

A hunter who scored a perfect score in every category appeared.

And he was a Private First Class.

The other examiners also stood up and clapped from their seats.

“I didn’t know there was such an excellent hunter in the 104th Division!”

The eyes of the officers and hunters were focused on Kim Minjun.

That’s me.

Kim Minjun looked at Son Eunseo and raised the corners of his mouth.

“What a… there are such ignorant people.”

She lowered her head with a disgusted expression.

The exam proceeded smoothly, and it wasn’t until past 9 pm that it finally concluded.

“Great job everyone taking the exam. Especially Kim Minjun!”

“Cor… Corporal! Kim Minjun!”

“Keke. That’s right, you rascal. You’re our unit’s lucky charm!”

Only one person from Kim Minjun’s unit passed the exam.

Although the number of successful candidates was smaller than usual, there was great significance in Kim Minjun’s passing.

“The battalion commander seemed pleased as well. They said it was extraordinary for a Private First Class to pass with a perfect score.”

“Thank you!”

“Now, come here.”

The platoon leader removed the private first class insignia from Kim Minjun’s shoulder and attached the insignia for corporal.

“Corporal Kim Minjun! Thank you!”

“That’s right, I’ve been happy these days because of you. Keep up the good work.”


He thought he was excellent from the first time he met him, but he did not expect Kim Minjun to pass the promotion exam so overwhelmingly.

“Hey, thanks. If you had also failed, our unit would’ve been in deep trouble once we returned.”

“No, thank you!”

“Is your promotion speed for real? Don’t you dare bother us when you become a Sergeant.”


We’ll see what you guys do in the future.

Kim Minjun, receiving congratulations from his seniors, got on the bus.

Huh? What’s this?

Anyway, she couldn’t be more attention-seeking.

Before he knew it, Son Eunseo came outside and looked at him from a seat near the bus window.

Is this because she’s the division commander’s daughter? Huh?

Behaving individually just because she’s a Private First Class.

Ah, she must be a Corporal now since she was also promoted.

Kim Minjun opened his mouth as if to show her and fumbled.

This is the difference between you and me.

He even mixed in gestures to make it easier to understand.

At this point, she must’ve understood enough.

“You, you crazy bastard! Why are you doing this to me all of a sudden?”

Son Eunseo was at a loss for words.

It was true that she had felt competitive and conscious of Kim Minjun at first, but that feeling had long vanished after witnessing his overwhelming skills against the goblins.

Rather, she had thought there were many things to learn from him.

I meant to ask how high his stats are to be able to do that, but this crazy kid.

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The Dark Mage’s Return to Enlistment

The Dark Mage’s Return to Enlistment

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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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