Chapter 1 – Hunter Has Been Appointed Manager of Libido (1)
It was one summer day when I was ten years old that I realized that I was living my second life in another world.
As much as he was reincarnated with memories from the original world until he was 20 years old. Of course, as I got older, I had a sense that the sensibility of this world was a little different from the original world.
The reason was that, except for the images on TV and the personalities of people in general, surprisingly many parts were almost similar to the world I lived in originally.
In a variety program, when a female singer’s T-shirt was ripped to expose her abs and breasts, I came up with an idea like, ‘You must have had a broadcast accident in a live broadcast.’
When I heard a story on the news about a woman secretly filming a men’s bathhouse, I was impressed that there was such a strange type among female sex offenders.
In kindergarten, girls my age pull down boys’ pants and play with them, saying, “Ice riddle!”
Seeing the pranked boy holding his knee and bursting into tears, he thought it must be because he was still a child and his heart was tender.
I lived in Korea in the past for 20 years before I was reincarnated.
In my second life, which I have not experienced in less than 10 years, it was more difficult than I thought to change the existing values that were deeply embedded in my brain.
In particular, the most difficult thing to believe was the existence of a job called Hunter, which I had never heard of before.
“The Korean government held a ceremony today to celebrate the resignation ceremony of Hunter Kang Eun-young, who captured 500 high-ranking monsters. ….”
When I was broadcasting an article about this content on TV so confidently. I thought I was the main character of some kind of Truman Show.
Girls are a bit more precocious and boys are shy, which is regarded as a part of their personality.
When I saw a female singer who exposed her breasts still doing broadcasting activities, I thought that she was a woman with a very strong personality and cheered me on.
Witnessing personal broadcasts of half-naked men on You Tube, showing their collarbones, and saying that the damn You Tube algorithm drove me into the world of dyssexuality.
I tried not to recognize the change somehow for things that were a little different from the existing common sense.
It took almost ten years to accept that hunters, monsters, dungeons, or guilds that seemed openly fictional existed in real life.
It’s not exactly what time made me believe, but the world forced me to believe in those things.
Even until the summer vacation when I was ten years old, I was in a state of dubiousness about Hunters and similar beings.
Until that event happened that changed my life forever.
“Quaaaaa! Monster! The monster has escaped!!”
“Help me! Mom!”
“Quickly report to the Hunter Guild! Hurry!”
2065. June 15th.
On my 10th birthday, I went for a walk to the children’s park with my parents.
“Tae Kyung! Run away quickly! Hurry!”
The image of something that was neither a giant lizard nor an iguana devouring my parents whole. As a ten-year-old, I had to witness it from start to finish.
Afterwards, one of the retired hunters who was closest to him appeared and the monster was somehow dealt with. My mother and father in this world never smiled at me anymore.
Even when I was a three-year-old child, I had to use all of my hands to hold my father’s fingers in order to hold my father’s hand.
The touch of his father’s finger, which he faced again, didn’t even feel big anymore.
2065. June 15th.
Ten-year-old Seong Tae-kyung became an orphan like that.
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Just like the victims of all monster incidents. I also accepted the sudden death of my parents calmly.
To be exact, I had to accept it gravely.
Even if this world is Korea, which is different from conventional common sense, the level of danger of a 10-year-old child falling alone into the world will undoubtedly be similar to the existing world.
He did not know what kind of tricks he would face behind the scenes in order to raise a 10-year-old orphan who had lost his parents if he woke up wrong in Seoul, where he could cut his nose even with his eyes open.
Stories of relatives who have already stolen their parents’ property in a previous life and starved their children. There have been countless cases where insurance companies have heard of absurd cases of extorting money from insurance companies with strange terms and conditions against children who are eligible for payment.
Somehow, if I was in that kind of society, it would be a no-brainer for me to be the main character of an article.
Fortunately, the body was 10 years old, but the head was practically the same as having lived 20 years, except for childhood, so it was not that difficult to find someone who could really help me in a crisis situation.
First of all, I haven’t been in touch for a while, but I didn’t listen to the proposals of my relatives who contacted me first, and I rejected all of them.
Even Dangsuk’s eighth cousin, whom I had never heard of or heard of, contacted me to help me, but no matter how much I thought about it, it didn’t feel like coming with a good intention at all.
Other than that, some civic group will protect me, or some nursery school will take care of me.
Even a group of runaway teenagers heard about me and tried to break into my house.
Fortunately, one of the most well-established establishments in the world is a police force. Human relations were organized in such a way that most of the humans who tried to do strange things toward me were judged to be prohibited from approaching me.
After that, after a lot of hard work, I searched for various materials in a hurry and went back and forth between the dong office and the ward office.
Even though I was a child of 10 years old, I was able to fully protect the two-story house and savings my parents left behind.
Among the splendid feats accomplished so far in this world, there was no other feat like this one.
I somehow managed to get this far on my own, so what I needed from then on was the help of a really reliable adult.
In any case, since my parents’ property has already been fully owned by me, no one will want to take it as their dependent.
At this point, I had to find someone willing to help me for free.
Even with me and my parents to some extent. A person with whom I had a steady exchange until recently.
I don’t think of me as a target of entangled interests. Someone who can really help like they’re family.
As a bonus, it was even better if you were familiar with how to deal with damage caused by monsters.
Fortunately, only one of my acquaintances. There were people out there who could step out in this kind of thing.
At the point when that person’s face came to mind, my steps naturally headed to the house next door where my childhood friend lived.
I pressed the doorbell at the entrance and entered the door. Inside the house, instead of my childhood friend, a slightly younger woman greeted me.
“Hello, Hye-eun’s mother.”
The expression of her aunt, seeing my face for the first time in a while, changed to that of her genuine pity for me.
The moment I checked it, I could immediately feel that I had found a good person to help.
“Tae, Taekyung is here. How are you these days? Are you eating well?”
“I’m just doing it. I’ve been getting too many calls from here and there for a while, but now it’s all sorted out somehow. I’m sorry I didn’t have time to contact you once.”
“It’s just that I can’t contact you. I’m glad though Since Tae-kyung has been confident since he was young, he will probably be able to persevere through it….”
“It should be for her parents.”
“Huh, at such a young age, I’ve already matured like this….”
Perhaps my indifferent attitude seemed pitiful to her childhood friend’s mother, but Kang Hye-eun’s mother held me and cried loudly, saying that she felt sorry for me.
“Hye-eun’s mother, she actually came to visit me because she has something to tell you.”
“Yes, yes. Do you need anything? If I’m hungry, can I cook you some rice? No, I’ll wrap everything up so that you can eat it all the time, including side dishes and rice. Or do you need some living expenses?”
“It’s okay. I didn’t come here to ask for something like that.”
“Okay…. If you need anything, just tell me.”
It’s probably because she’s the one who had the experience of sending her husband away by a monster. He seemed to be trying to help me by empathizing more with me, who had lost my parents in a similar accident.
It felt like taking advantage of someone else’s feelings, but in order to survive in the current situation, a 10-year-old had to make the most of what was available.
“Then may I ask her aunt one favor?”
“She can ask for many things, not just one.”
“My parents had an insurance policy in front of me, but when I went to visit them, they told me to bring a guardian instead of me.
But right now, the only person I can trust is Ms. She’s sorry to bother you, but could you help?”
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After Auntie became my temporary guardian, everything went quite smoothly.
I protested properly against the insurance company that was trying to cut the insurance money with a strange rule, and rather received more than the amount I received.
In addition, all the savings remaining in various other bank accounts that were left in my parents’ account were collected into one account and made available for me to use.
He told me how to pay the utility bills that had been overdue, or told me about the various support funds I could receive after losing my parents to a monster.
Hye-eun’s mother really helped me, considering me as a child.
Maybe it’s because you’ve worked in a related field in the past, so you’re really knowledgeable in this area.
Thanks to that, I was able to handle the things piled up in front of me smoothly without getting my eyes open and my nose cut.
I was deeply grateful for the help of such an old lady and quietly nurtured a new dream in my heart.
Later, when I grow up and grow up, I will definitely become a hunter, and I will make sure that no one loses their family to monsters like me or my aunt.
12 years after that. June 2077.
“Ha, what real life is like.”
Seong Tae-kyung, a 22-year-old unemployed, lay on his bed and lamented his situation.
I didn’t know at the time that it would be difficult for male hunters to become like that.