I Became the Academy’s Genius Shikigami Summoner – Chapter 6.1

Chapter 6.1

“So, what do you think?”

“I don’t think he’ll make a move right away. Otherwise, he would have shown a bit more hostility the moment he noticed I was lurking.”

When one was being watched by someone hiding in the enemy camp, one would usually feel at least a little sense of crisis. However, Han Kang-yoon simply pointed it out calmly, without any hostility. At least, he was unlikely to cause any trouble for the time being.

“I thought so too. I didn’t have any problems on my side either. Well, at first, I wondered why he brought such a strange liquor. . . . .”

Rather, he was so bewildered by the results.

Seo Ji-an tried to suppress the unpleasant feeling and recalled what happened in the bathroom.

「𝙄 𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙖 𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡 𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙨?」

Even if there was no problem with the liquor itself, if Seo Ji-an, who was using it for the first time, had made a mistake, it could have created a very dangerous situation.

However, Han Kang-yoon simply watched Seo Ji-an without showing any expression, even at a close distance where his safety was not guaranteed.

“Well, the more I think about it, the more confusing it gets.”

“Maybe we’re both so skilled that it doesn’t matter what we do? My concealment spell was discovered in an instant. Honestly, it hurt my pride a little.”

It was hard to believe, but it was possible.

And it was less worrisome to think that way.

If that was the case, then there was no point in assuming a hypothetical situation anyway.

“No matter how I look at it, it’s just a moderate cooperative relationship? This.”

“Is that better for you, Miss?”

“But it’s strange. No matter how I think about it, there’s no reason to choose me.”

Anyone could borrow money from Han Kang-yoon, not necessarily Seo Ji-an.

However, that was not the case with the knowledge Han Kang-yoon possessed.

Among the many people Seo Ji-an had met in her life, none of them possessed as much knowledge as Han Kang-yoon.

Han Kang-yoon didn’t necessarily need Seo Ji-an, but Seo Ji-an couldn’t do without Han Kang-yoon.

“So, I thought the exchange would be made in a more forceful way. . . . .”

Seo Ji-an, who had thought that in the worst case, she would have to hand over something of greater value than mere goods.

However, in exchange for items that she could easily provide, Han Kang-yoon had imparted to Seo Ji-an a fragment of knowledge that was invaluable to her.

「𝙄𝙩 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨𝙣’𝙩 𝙖𝙙𝙙 𝙪𝙥.」

Of course, for Kang-yoon, knowledge about nature-type spells wasn’t that valuable. Rather, it was meaningful to gain a sponsor and develop Seo Ji-an at the same time.

Seo Ji-an, who had no way of knowing that, could only feel frustrated.

As the silence continued, Yoo Ah-in, who had remembered something, opened her mouth.

“Maybe. . . . .”

“Is there something you’ve noticed?”

“Could it be that he likes you, Miss?”

“. . . . . .Huh?”

Seo Ji-an frowned as if to ask what Yoo Ah-in was talking about all of a sudden.

“No, but think about it. If he was really only thinking about profit, it would be better to stick with the real big shots. Nature-type spells aren’t something that only Miss needs, right?”

“That’s why I’m thinking about that part.”

“If we assume that he’s infatuated with Miss, doesn’t most of the situation make sense?”

She reflexively tried to deny it, but Seo Ji-an, whose occupational disease had been triggered, soon began to seriously consider the possibility.

There was no need to choose Seo Ji-an. But what if Seo Ji-an was one of the goals in the first place?

「𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙣, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝙬𝙝𝙮 𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙙𝙣’𝙩 𝙗𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙢𝙮 𝙩𝙤𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙤𝙢. . . . . . .」

That wasn’t the only thing she questioned.

「𝙎𝙪𝙧𝙚, 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙝𝙚 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙠𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙢𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙣𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩.」

Unless he was someone from the school, it would be impossible to know unless he was somewhat interested in her.

「𝙒𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙞𝙣 𝘾𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙨 𝘽 𝙩𝙤𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙖 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙢𝙚 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙣?」

So, had he been observing her actions?

It was an absurd inference, but because there were no other clues, it seemed plausible.


“Even if that’s the case, he probably doesn’t like me. He’s just hungry for women.”

“Ugh. . . . .”

Love was the most promiscuous emotion. It was just as unreliable.

Yoo Ah-in looked at Seo Ji-an, who was desperately trying to avoid the subject, and said, as if she was bored.

“You’re too cold-hearted, Miss.”

“Anyone would become like that if they lived like me.”

For Seo Ji-an, who had always been plagued by succession struggles and political conflicts since she was young, it was a very unfamiliar family.

“But doesn’t it seem possible? It all starts from there. Maybe, later on. . . . .”

“Yoo Ah-in.”

Seo Ji-an, whose mood had suddenly changed, murmured coldly.

“Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to.”

“You know. There’s no need for that.”

The future that lay ahead of Seo Ji-an was a thorny path. That was why Seo Ji-an didn’t make anyone truly on her side, even if they were using each other.

To her, it was unacceptable to drag someone into such a tragedy on a whim.

“Even if Han Kang-yoon really likes me, it won’t mean anything in the end.”

Seo Ji-an tried hard to ignore the bitter feeling that came to her naturally.

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