I Became the Academy’s Genius Shikigami Summoner – Chapter 30.2

“He’s surprisingly good at it. . . . . . .”

It was already the fourth day since the internship started.

Seo Ji-hye muttered to herself as she quietly watched Han Kang-yoon and Cheong Juhwa taking care of their basic duties.

「𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙡𝙮, 𝙬𝙝𝙮 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙨𝙤 𝙜𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙩?」

They were said to be first-time interns, but they didn’t seem like it at all. Frankly, she was impressed.

Han Kang-yoon, in particular, seemed like he had been working at the Defense Corps for at least a few years.

「𝙃𝙚’𝙨 𝙦𝙪𝙞𝙘𝙠 𝙩𝙤 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜. 𝙏𝙨𝙠.」

She didn’t want to admit it, but they were much better than she was when she was a rookie. They were exceptionally talented.

「𝙄𝙛 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙝𝙞𝙢 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙢𝙮 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙤𝙧, 𝙞𝙩 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙖 𝙗𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙩.」

At first, she didn’t like Han Kang-yoon using his connections to get an internship during the busiest time of the year.

However, he didn’t cause any particular problems, and he had even started helping out with the work, so her initial dislike had melted away like snow.

「𝙏𝙝𝙚 1𝙨𝙩 𝘿𝙚𝙛𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙧𝙥𝙨 𝙢𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙗𝙚 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙮 𝙨𝙢𝙪𝙜 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩 𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝙝𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚.」

If Han Kang-yoon really was going to be her successor, she might even be able to say something to the 1st Defense Corps, which was currently full of itself.

Anyway, it seemed like it was time for them to start working on other tasks together. Seo Ji-hye shrugged and approached Han Kang-yoon and Cheong Juhwa.

“I think you’ve gotten the gist of the basic duties by now, right?”

“. . .Absolutely.”

“Then let’s switch things up a bit and let you experience something else. We’ll have to go outside, so get permission first.”

After going through a simple procedure, we headed outside, and Seo Ji-hye spoke.

“The Defense Corps has a wide range of duties, but ultimately, our main goal is to protect the safety of the citizens.”

So, what is the most important thing to do to protect the safety of citizens in modern society?

It was actually quite simple.

“We’re going to start by patrolling Course 1. We’ll do Course 2 in the evening, and Course 3 tomorrow. I’m sure you’ve seen them a lot, so you probably have a general idea.”

In order to respond immediately to the appearance of yokai, the Defense Corps’ exorcists are divided into shifts and patrol 24 hours a day.

They continuously check their assigned areas on a regular basis.

Some people might think it’s pointless, but it’s actually the most effective method, so there’s no other way.

Cheong Juhwa and the others of her generation probably all grew up seeing such scenes.

「𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙨 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙖 𝙜𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙣.」

We need to take this opportunity to patrol the courses and memorize the surrounding terrain.

That way, we’ll be able to stay one step ahead of the demons when they appear, and it’ll be easier to choose the location of the battle.

Following Seo Ji-hye’s lead, Cheong Juhwa and I began our patrol.

Course 1, which we were currently heading to, was a route that focused on the central shopping district and checked the entire residential area. We were told to be careful because it overlapped with the residents’ living areas.

And on that Course 1, a problem arose right from the start.

Wee-ooh!

Beep.

An emergency signal came in on the terminal that Seo Ji-hye was carrying, and sirens and broadcasts began to blare through the streets.

“Is this a real situation?”

“Yes. It seems to be in our area. . . . . . . It’s right over there.”

We could see it with our own eyes now. A yokai that had clearly revealed its form was looking around for its prey.

And it wasn’t just one; there were several of them.

“T-Three at the same time?”

Seo Ji-hye looked visibly flustered.

It couldn’t be helped since it was the first time she, as a rookie, had experienced the simultaneous appearance of yokai in a densely populated area.

「𝘼𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚, 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙨 𝙙𝙚𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙜𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙣 𝙨𝙤𝙤𝙣.」

The abnormal appearance of yokai is a known sign that something is about to happen.

In order to move more easily later, I’ll show them my skills here and earn their trust.

After coming to a decision, I quickly exchanged glances with Cheong Juhwa and moved.

There were three yokai in total. And there were also three exorcists here, including us.

That meant it was a simple matter of one person taking on one yokai.

Swish.

Seo Ji-hye turned her head in surprise as Cheong Juhwa and I moved immediately after sharing a glance.

“Wait a minute. . . .Ah, no, never mind. Just hold them off for a while! I’ll take the biggest one.”

Ignoring Seo Ji-hye’s hurried shouts, I looked at the yokai rolling its eyes in front of me and muttered to myself.

「𝙎𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩.」

Tring!

【Geomdonggari】

▶Level 35

▶Ability Scores

【Stamina: C】

【Magical Power: C+】

【Spellcraft: D-】

【Mental Strength: C-】

▶Traits(3/10)

【Poison Gas(B-)】

【Solidification(C)】

【Strong Bones(C-)】

It was not an easy opponent. It possessed a sufficiently threatening power. If I were to be hit by its B-rank trait, Poison Gas, in particular, I could be fatally wounded in an instant.

However.

“Rending Wave.”

To me, who had somewhat recovered my ability score limitations after the Yeongwol Island incident, it was honestly not that difficult of an opponent.

Whoosh!

Thud!

“Kyaaack!”

The Geomdonggari narrowly dodged the intermediate spell I had suddenly cast and spewed out poison gas. Its power was considerable, but its movements were so predictable that I could yawn.

Whoosh.

Rip.

I trapped the poison gas with a simple barrier spell that I had prepared in advance and prepared to deliver the finishing blow.

Sizzle.

Swish.

“Secret Curse of Fear.”

Crackle!

“Kyaaaack─!”

The intermediate curse spell that I quickly cast hit the Geomdonggari directly. Thanks to the increased power from the karma value bonus, the opponent was left in a near-death state from that one attack.

As I casually cast a binding spell and looked to the other side, the situation had been quickly resolved, as expected.

Cheong Juhwa delivered the final blow to a yokai that was tied up tightly with dozens of chains after having both of its arms cut off.

At the same time, Seo Ji-hye also subdued her opponent and hurriedly approached me.

“What the. . . . . . .”

She looked quite surprised.

It wasn’t a strange reaction. Usually, first and second-year students who went on internships around this time would be struggling to gain an advantage against D-rank yokai at best.

To be able to deal with them so easily like this was not an easy feat.

Seo Ji-hye, who had been staring blankly for a moment, asked as if she couldn’t understand.

“. . .Are all students like this these days?”

“I don’t think so.”

“Huh.”

She let out a sigh as if she was amazed by Cheong Juhwa’s blunt response.

The slight smile on her face was definitely not because she was in a good mood.

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