– Volume 3 Episode 11
Choi Hee kept her mouth shut in response to the simple answer.
The blonde hair made a happy expression.
On the other hand, Kang Yeong-hoo, the chief of engineering, was always expressionless.
Then I posed a question.
“… Daesik Jeong’s performance in the 3rd test was impressive. So let me ask you one more question. Let’s say that Daesik Jeong becomes the commander of an engineering team and takes charge of one raid. In the dungeon leading all of them into the dungeon, one crew member was seriously injured and his life was in jeopardy. If you don’t get out of the dungeon right away, it’s a dangerous situation.
But if you give up and return along the way, you will lose nothing without gaining anything. The level where the raid can’t continue… It’s said that Dae-Sik Jeong goes bankrupt and owes the crew. In that case, what would Daesik Jeong choose?”
Jeong Dae-sik thought for a moment.
‘How should I answer? In general, life is very important, so I guess I should answer that I have to go back even at the cost of the loss. But did you ask the question in anticipation of such an obvious answer? To be honest, I don’t think I’ll go back.’
As a hunter, dying in a dungeon was something you had to be prepared for to some extent.
Jeong Dae-sik, who believes that money is as important as human life, was of course the latter.
However, I heard that the Titan Raid puts the lives of its members above all else.
It was also the reason why Jeong Dae-sik refused to do all the other raids and came here to audition.
Jeong Dae-sik knew himself well against the odds.
He wasn’t even ashamed of himself.
To say that life is more important than money is hypocrisy and pretentiousness.
Jeong Dae-sik was wondering what kind of answer he should give, but he just said it honestly.
“If it were me, I would give up on that operator.”
There was silence as if it was an unexpected answer.
Kang Young-hoo asked.
“You answer easily without too much thought. Why did you make that choice?”
“It’s simple. If I were in the position of a wounded operator in that situation, I’d say leave me and go.”
Choi Hee twisted her lips, and her blonde hair looked convinced.
Kang Young-hoo calmly nodded his head.
“Okay. You can go out and see.”
The last question bothered me, but it was a thing of the past.
Jeong Dae-sik stood up, thinking that even if he fell, it was no big deal.
After Jeong Dae-sik, Ki Chul-min was next.
Jeong Dae-sik greeted Ki Cheol-min with a wink of encouragement and left.
The interview time was not very long.
It took less than an hour for all of Team C to complete the interview.
While waiting for the final result to be announced, the hunters who were isolated in the dungeon were rescued.
They were so exhausted that they couldn’t even make eye contact with Team C.
All of them were eliminated, so without saying a word, they returned their equipment and weapons and left the dungeon.
The results were announced.
The supervisor said to me.
“There are two finalists.”
There was an atmosphere that there might be only one Jeong Dae-sik, so everyone’s eyes widened when he heard that there was one more person.
Everyone waited for the director’s lips to open in anticipation that it would be them.
“These are two people, Daesik Jeong, No. 674 and Cheolmin Ki, No. 723.”
Jeong Dae-sik breathed a sigh of relief when he heard his name being called.
I was worried that it might fall off, but I was happy.
What was surprising was Ki Chul-min.
He was totally unexpected that he would get caught.
Standing blankly with a look of disbelief, three interviewers came out.
“Welcome to the Titan Raid.”
After giving a brief congratulatory greeting, Kang Young-hoo asked Jeong Dae-sik to shake hands.
He paused for a moment as he shook hands with Jeong Dae-sik.
Then, while holding his hand tightly, he spoke a meaningful word.
“Coming here, I’ve heard of Mr. Dae-Sik Jeong, and I knew him well. He almost broke the principles of the Titan Raid. But I want to say thank you for finding yourself like this.”
Jeong Dae-sik clasped Kang Young-hoo’s hand and smiled.
“I’m really grateful. I will repay you with more than a triple list.”
Kang Young-hoo also briefly shook hands with Ki Cheol-min.
Even the blonde haired came and said congratulations, but Choi Hee put her arms in the back and pretended not to know Jeong Dae-sik.
Then, when our eyes met, “Heh!” ‘ He sniffed her nose and turned her head away.
Leaving her alone, Jeong Dae-sik tapped Ki Cheol-min, who was still stunned, on the shoulder.
“I hoped it was, but I really did end up working in the same raid.”
The supervisor said to him, who was still puzzled.
“Congratulations on passing Dae-sik Jeong and Cheol-min Ki. From now on, the two will go through a one-month training period before being hired as official crew members. Please accept this.”
The supervisor handed them a card with the login ID and temporary password for the Titan Raid Server.
“Now you can access Titan Raid with this. If you log in within 24 hours and verify your identity, you will be issued a temporary pass and belonging to Titan Raid.”
As soon as he took the card and held it, joy spread across Ki Chul-min’s face.
The other hunters, who unfortunately fell, also congratulated Jeong Dae-sik and Ki Cheol-min.
While exchanging good wishes with them, Jeong Dae-sik felt like a new phase had begun in his life.
Chapter 17. Foreign Legion
Jeong Dae-sik packed a lot of stuff that he had nothing to pack.
It was to liquidate the inn room life and move.
The Titan raid was providing private housing only to those who wanted it.
It was a housing complex in Namyangju New Town, where the headquarters of the Titan raid was located.
I haven’t been there yet, but looking at the pamphlet, it was quite plausible.
In fact, it doesn’t matter where you live.
I don’t know if it’s an apartment in the middle of Gangnam in my name.
It was the house I had to leave when I left the Titan raid anyway, so I wasn’t particularly interested.
Rather, I felt a sense of disappointment in organizing this cramped inn room.
‘At the end of this dungeon that was like a rat’s nest… you should feel good, but why are you so sad?’
Jeong Dae-sik licked his lips and looked around the empty inn room once.
Most of the messy household chores have been thrown away.
All but a few clothes were in the trash.
I thought I didn’t have much, but after I got everything out, the room was very empty.
“Bachelor, have you unloaded everything?”
An older innkeeper appeared and leaned his head in.
Age spots bloomed and his face was wrinkled, and the owner of the inn showed his disappointment.
“It’s a pity that I’m actually leaving. Still, it was nice that the bachelor gave it to me every once in a while.”
“Thank you for all this time. I’ll leave that gas burner behind, so if anyone needs it, please give it to me.”
“Yeah, yeah. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’ll live well, live well.”
Jeong Dae-sik left the inn room owner, listening to the good news.
As I passed an alley that was already narrow but narrower due to illegal parking, I turned around without realizing it.
Then he rebuked himself for his actions.
‘What are you looking back on? there is nothing to regret It starts again from now on. You’re only running forward!’
Jeong Dae-sik got on the subway and headed for Namyangju.
When we got off the station and headed to the Titan raid, the place was quite familiar now.
Although he hadn’t become an official member of the crew yet, he had been in and out for training for the past month.
The word is training, but training seemed to be more focused on unit assignment than training.
This is because the commanders of each unit of the Titan Raid took turns training.
They trained Dae-Sik Jeong and Cheol-Min Ki in their own way, and through the process, they seemed to recognize their compatibility with their units.
It seems that Ki Cheol-Min is looking into the eyes of the one-eyed unit.
The one-eyed unit was mainly a gathering place for brain-wave hunters, but rather than attacking dungeons or hunting monsters, they were mainly active in exploration, information gathering, and intelligence.
In addition, there were several units, such as the Mammoth Units, the Frankenstein Units, and the Mermaid Units.
Each unit was different in character and characteristics.
And all such units were in the state of being selected for Jeong Dae-sik.
As Jeong Dae-shik was the party, I couldn’t know the exact details, but I could tell by looking at it.
It seems that the battle between the commanders of the battalion was no joke to take Jeong Dae-sik.
What made it worthwhile was that Jeong Dae-sik drew attention from the moment he appeared in the recruitment exam.
The contents of the examination documents he submitted, that is, the fact that he was a level 6 hunter who was born with three different abilities, was surprising, and all kinds of rumors floating around, including the Zodiac Raid and various large-scale military scouts, as well as love calls from abroad. The fact that he is the best talent pouring in has also attracted attention.
When the test began in earnest, it surprised the audience with its attack power that shattered the hologram room, and in the 3rd real test, it boasted knowledge and judgment as good as any other seasoned hunter, and the Titan Raiders penetrated exactly what they wanted to see through the test.
As a result, only Team C, to which he belonged, was able to pass the third test.
For this reason, Dae-Sik Jeong was a talented person who could play a role in any unit.
Moreover, he became a Hunter only about half a year ago.
You don’t know how much it will grow in the future.
Of course, everyone had their eyes on it.
The commanders of Attack on Titan did not show the fuss as in the case of Attack on Zodiac.
It was up to the engineering commander to decide where Dae-Sik Jeong would be deployed, taking into account the circumstances of all units, the opinion of the commander, and the characteristics of the abilities of the commander.
He was cautious because the commander of the unit came forward and talked to him, as it could make the engineering leader, Kang Yeong-hu, feel uncomfortable.
Unlike many cases of large-scale attack, Kang Yeong-hoo, the chief of engineering, was exerting a strong influence on the Titan raid.
Perhaps because it was a small and medium-sized raid, he was still active and participated in the big hunting by hand.
His fighting abilities were not clearly known, but the commanders all looked up to him and trusted him.