I Became the Academy’s Genius Shikigami Summoner – Chapter 30.1

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟑𝟎

Cheongdam 2nd Defense Corps

As an organization responsible for a district in Seoul, the individuals in charge of its operations are quite exceptional.

「𝙄𝙣 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙧𝙩, 𝙖 𝙜𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙛 𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙨.」

Only those who have proven their excellence from prestigious families, including the Three Great Houses, and various training institutions across the country are allowed to step foot here.

The importance of defense was also high, given the densely populated area.

「𝙄𝙩’𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙨𝙤 𝙖 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙖𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙝𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙢𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙜𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙥𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙩.」

When it comes to the Defense Corps in metropolitan areas or other densely populated regions, it goes without saying that even 1st and 2nd-class exorcists are among their members.

「𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙤𝙤𝙣, 𝙖 𝙢𝙖𝙟𝙤𝙧 𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙤𝙘𝙘𝙪𝙧 𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚.」

The A+ rank yokai Red Oni. With its sudden appearance, a danger alert is issued throughout Seoul.

Naturally, the main forces of the nearby Defense Corps rush to gather to prevent the damage, creating a gap in the defense system.

「𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙜𝙖𝙥, 𝙖 𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙡𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙠𝙖𝙞 𝙨𝙡𝙞𝙥𝙨 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙜𝙤𝙚𝙨 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙞𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜.」

That is none other than the demon.

It was the target I had been personally aiming for.

“Are we all here?”

After meeting up with Cheong Juhwa at the academy, I filled out the entry form and took a taxi to the Defense Corps.

What came into view upon arrival was a neat and objective building. It was the very image of a public institution.

「𝙅𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙥𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙛𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮, 𝙞𝙩’𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙖𝙣 𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙮 𝙟𝙤𝙗 𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙚𝙞𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧.」

It’s extremely demanding and dangerous, but that’s why it’s even more respected by the public.

As I was feeling the weight of seeing the Defense Corps in reality rather than in the game, a young woman in her 20s appeared from inside the building.

“Nice to meet you. I’m Seo Ji-hye, the 3rd-class exorcist who will be in charge of you during your internship.”


Cheong Juhwa greeted her lightly, and I also bowed my head slightly.

Seo Ji-hye continued with a forced smile, 

“I don’t know if you’ve heard, but given the current situation, the others probably won’t be able to pay much attention to you two. So if you have any questions, please ask me.”

“Yes. Thank you.”

She had a somewhat discontented expression. It seemed like she wasn’t very pleased to have us visit during such an unstable time.

We entered the building and were first given an explanation of the internal structure of the Defense Corps.

After being briefed on the basics, such as the roles and duties of each department, Seo Ji-hye smiled wryly and immediately gave us our next task.

“Now, what do you think is the first thing you should do when you first enter the Defense Corps?”

“Umm. . . patrol?”

At Cheong Juhwa’s answer, Seo Ji-hye shook her head.

Then, she brought a stack of papers and said,

“It’s computer work.”

“Ah. . .”

After letting out a short sigh, Seo Ji-hye looked at Cheong Juhwa and me and spoke with a cheerful expression.

“So, let’s start by learning and processing these together, shall we?”

“Ah, yes. . .”

For the rest of the day, we had to devote all our time to the seemingly endless pile of work.


Four days since the Defense Corps internship.

Now that I’ve gotten used to it, I’m just mechanically processing the work when Cheong Juhwa asks me a question with a puzzled look.

“Why are you so good at this?”

I glanced at her, and her expression showed that she couldn’t understand. It was understandable since I was the only one handling all the unfamiliar tasks we were given with ease.

But I couldn’t help it.

「𝙄’𝙫𝙚 𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙤 𝙢𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄’𝙢 𝙨𝙞𝙘𝙠 𝙤𝙛 𝙞𝙩.」

Throughout the series, the Defense Corps storyline has appeared quite a few times. Naturally, from my perspective, I had to have that much background knowledge.

Also, my experience in real life can’t be ignored. In fact, my previous job was at the production company that created this exorcism series, so I felt like I had returned home.

“I guess it suits my aptitude.”

“Huh. . .?”

Cheong Juhwa gave me a suspicious look, but she soon nodded as if she couldn’t help it.

Watching her grumble and focus on her work again, I fell into thought.

「𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙖𝙙.」

Seo Ji-hye, who is currently in charge of us, is probably among the youngest in the Defense Corps. I could tell just by looking at her.

「𝘼𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮, 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩’𝙨 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙩.」

With how busy things have been for the past four days, a problematic incident will probably occur soon, and most of Seo Ji-hye’s superiors will be away, providing support on-site.

Perhaps Seo Ji-hye will be tasked with forming a secondary defense line and being on standby for patrols in this vicinity?

「𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙣 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙄 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩.」

The reason why I chose the busy Cheongdam 2nd Defense Corps over numerous other Defense Corps was simple.

It was because the 2nd Defense Corps was in charge of the area where the demon first appeared.

「𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙛 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙢𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙮 𝙙𝙪𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘼+ 𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙠𝙖𝙞’𝙨 𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙛𝙚𝙬 𝙙𝙖𝙮𝙨?」

The role of finding and responding to the demon will naturally fall to Seo Ji-hye’s team, who will be on standby near the Defense Corps.

It would be a perfect situation for me.

As I was thinking that, Seo Ji-hye, who seemed to have something to say, appeared in my line of sight.

「𝘼𝙡𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚.」

The time to move has finally come.

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