The Dark Mage’s Return to Enlistment Chapter 25

Stone Bricks

Give me the information you got. Quick.

Sssss-

The Night Walker relayed the information it had obtained from an officer to Kim Minjun.

Although its skill level was low and only fragmented memories could be transmitted, it was more than enough.

A dungeon near Yanggu. Irregular monsters are suspected to be there. The planned attack is in 7 days.

If there were irregular monsters, there was a high likelihood of them possessing magic.

The dungeon attack is assigned to another squad… Well, this is enough.

Kim Minjun decided to apply for a vacation as soon as he finished his work.

“Did you all bring your protective gear?”

“Yes!”

The squad members were lined up wearing protective gear in front of the barracks.

Today, their task was to construct and repair fortifications.

“Be careful with safety. It really hurts if you drop special materials.”

“Understood!”

“Yes!”

At the command of First Lieutenant Kim Chulmin, the hunters began climbing the mountain behind the base.

“How many stone bricks are there? Can we finish this today?”

“No way in a day. We’ll have to work hard for at least two days, right?”

“Why do these fucking monsters only mess around at the front?”

“It’s better here than in Chamho. I heard it got completely wrecked over there.”

The seniors looked at the piled-up stone bricks and spat out their worn-out words.

The Invincible Hunter Squad had to work on constructing fortifications more frequently than other squads.

This was because, every now and then, gates would appear, dungeons would form, or monsters would emerge.

“Loyalty! First Lieutenant Kim Chulmin! Yes! I’ll go right away! You guys keep working. Don’t slack off because I’m not here. Take good care of the juniors’ safety. Got it?”

“Yes!”

“Understood!”

The platoon leader, who had been supervising the hunters’ work, had to leave his post for a while because of an urgent matter.

Once he was gone, the sly seniors took the opportunity to sit down.

“We can’t finish this today anyway. Let’s rest a bit.”

“If we finish this quickly, they’ll definitely send us to Chamho.”

Of course, the break only applied to the seniors.

The juniors were working tirelessly to move the stone bricks.

“Minjun, you’re a corporal now, so take it easy.”

“I’m fine.”

While the juniors moved one stone brick at a time, Kim Minjun carried three or four on his shoulder.

It was an overwhelming work efficiency.

“Wow. He looks fine even carrying stone bricks like that.”

“He stacks them more perfectly than us who are three years in. Is he just born to do this?”

The seniors looked at him and smiled contentedly.

“…But when that guy works so hard, it kind of pricks my conscience.”

“Mine too.”

The seniors began to feel guilty as they watched Kim Minjun work diligently, so they resumed their tasks as well.

“Aaargh!”

“Huh? Hey! Are you okay?”

In the midst of this, a scream was heard from one place.

Looking back, a junior had collapsed, holding his foot.

The other seniors quickly approached him to check his condition.

“Ah, this guy twisted his ankle. It must hurt a lot even with the protective gear on.”

“Should we take him to the infirmary?”

“Hey. Be careful. Did we rush you?”

“Uuuugh… No, sir. I’m sorry.”

“I’ll take him to the infirmary.”

“Minjun. Just have the juniors do it.”

“No, I think I can take him to the infirmary more quickly.”

“Alright? We’ll tell the platoon leader when he returns.”

Kim Minjun helped the injured soldier as they slowly descended the mountain.

“Corporal Kim Minjun, I apologize.”

“What for? I’m enjoying the sweet benefits, thanks to you. But at this rate, it’s going to take forever. Just stay still.”

Kim Minjun lifted his junior soldier on his back.

“Corporal Kim Minjun! I can walk by myself!”

Shocked by his actions, the junior soldier asked to be put down.

“It’s not heavy, so just be quiet. Or I’ll throw you all the way to the infirmary.”

“…Understood.”

“Take a break today. No need to worry.”

“Yes… Thank you.”

After taking his junior to the infirmary, Kim Minjun returned to the mountain to continue his task.

Huh? What’s going on?

When he returned to where the others were, the platoon leader was back and visibly angry as he loudly scolded the senior soldiers.

“Did I tell you to look after your juniors, or didn’t I?”

“You did!”

“I told you that if you mess up, you could seriously get hurt! The rocks are dangerous! If you knew that, then why on earth did you do it?”

“We’re sorry!”

The privates and private first class soldiers held their breath, quietly carrying the rocks.

Hmm. I should go and get scolded, too, since I’m a corporal.

Just as he was about to join the berated soldiers, Kim Chulmin stopped him.

“Kim Minjun.”

“Corporal Kim Minjun!”

“You’re exempt. The rest of you, go stand over there.”

“Understood.”

Kim Chulmin signaled the more senior officers to go stand near a tree.

“Hit your head on the ground!”

Thud.

“Stand up!”

Thud.

“Hit your head on the ground!”

Thud.

First Lieutenant Kim Chulmin pushed the senior soldiers like crazy at the construction site.

“Pant… pant…”

“Lie back.”

“Lie back!”

“Roll to the left! Why aren’t you rolling fast enough?”

“We apologize!”

An hour had passed since the orders started, but there was no sign of it ending.

“Because you guys are taking it easy, your juniors have no choice but to work several times harder! That’s why one of them got hurt.”

“We’re sorry!”

“Was I wrong?”

“No, sir!”

“Then roll faster! Even though he’s not seriously injured, you should understand how serious this is!”

“Yes, sir!”

Although the junior soldier wasn’t seriously injured, it was only because he was lucky.

If the 100kg rock had fallen on another part of his body, he would have definitely suffered severe injuries.

That’s those guys’ fault.

I should just enjoy watching this.

***

Thanks to Kim Minjun’s efforts, the construction work ended in just three days.

Typically, it would have taken at least five days, but it was no big deal for the physically strong Minjun.

There’s a reason why I finished this quickly.

It was because of the dungeon information that Night Walker had obtained from the officers.

Kim Minjun had already applied for leave in advance to go there.

“Salute!”

“Oh, Minjun. Is today your day off?”

“Corporal Kim Minjun. Yes, that’s correct.”

“It’s the reward leave you got during training, right? Why didn’t you use it sooner?”

When he arrived at the platoon leader’s office, First Lieutenant Kim Chulmin greeted him with a smile.

“I saw you working hard during the construction work. Are you sure you’re not overexerting yourself?”

“Yes, I’m fine.”

“Alright. Keep doing that. Have a good vacation.”

“Yes! I will be back! Loyalty!”

After finishing the vacation report, Kim Minjun was about to leave the officer’s room, but Kim Chulmin stopped him.

“Ah! Wait a minute, Minjun.”

“Corporal Kim Minjun.”

“Your address is currently set to a restricted area? When you go on vacation, are you going straight home?”

“I’m not going home, but I’m planning to spend my vacation outside the base.”

“Hmm… Is that so?”

Kim Chulmin made a face as if he knew it would be like that and fell into thought for a moment.

I can’t interfere with his family issues. But I can’t just leave him alone…

He wouldn’t have cared this much for any other hunter.

But if that hunter was Kim Minjun, it’s a different story.

“I don’t know if this is still available.”

Suddenly, as if Kim Chulmin remembered something, he rummaged through the drawer.

“Here it is. It’s a bit far from the base, but if it’s okay, you can stay here.”

He took out a key and handed it to Kim Minjun.

“It’s an apartment where my father used to stay, but now it’s just an empty room. The place is so old that it doesn’t sell well, so it’s been left unattended. But it’s still being managed, so the inside is clean.”

“I’m fine. No need to worry.”

“What’s fine about it? Were you planning to sleep in a PC room or a sauna? You know that the motels around here are overpriced, right?”

Actually, he was planning to sleep in a PC room since he only needed about an hour of sleep.

“Just take it before I cancel your vacation.”

“Alright, I’ll take it.”

He decided to accept the offer as it seemed like he wouldn’t be granted a vacation until he took the key.

“Thank you. I’ll use it as cleanly as possible.”

“As long as you don’t make too much of a mess, it’s fine.”

“Yes! Then I will be back! Loyalty!”

“Alright. Enjoy your vacation.”

As soon as Kim Minjun finished his vacation report and left the base, he called the Night Walker into the shadows.

Sssss-

“Show me the information you collected again.”

Sssss-

“What? Do you want me to give you some mana? I gave you some last time.”

The Night Walker complained that it was too little.

“Do you want to crawl up to your master? Do you want to get hit or just show me?”

Sssss-

Kim Minjun was the only dark mage who could treat his summoned creatures like this.

He was like a king in the world of dark magic, so the summoned creatures had no choice but to obey.

“Alright. Show it to me more clearly.”

Sssss-

“Yes. That part. Stop there.”

Kim Minjun confirmed the rough location of the dungeon and immediately moved.

***

“Ah. I always crave a portal at times like this.”

After taking several buses and taxis, Kim Minjun finally reached his destination, the dungeon that the Night Walker had told him about.

Kim Minjun moved around, searching for the dungeon based on the information Night Walker had collected.

“Hey, you. Why are you so weak? It used to be just a single “sssss-,” and you’re done.”

Sssss-

The Night Walker replied that it was because his master’s mana stat was low.

“What? Are you talking back to me? So, you did well?”

Sssss-

The Night Walker protested that it was unfair.

“Oh, nice. I found it now, so I’ll let it go.”

After climbing a rough mountain trail for a moment, he reached the entrance of the dungeon.

Huh? What’s going on? How could such a creature have so much mana?

A smile spread across his face as he confirmed the monster’s identity inside.


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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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