Chapter 5 – Awakening
I woke up.
Inside a dark room.
A strange thing appeared before my eyes.
〈 Unho Level 1〉
〈 Skill 〉
〈 Physical Strength Lv 1〉
〈Login Lv 1〉
〈 Inventory Lv 1〉
〈 Battle Suit Lv 1〉
〈 Skill Points 0〉
It looked like the game’s status window.
I thought it was a dream.
‘I’ve been playing a lot of games lately to see something like this even in my dreams. Is this game addiction or something?’
I blankly stared at the status window for a while.
‘Is it a dream?’
I thought something was vivid.
I got up and turned on the light in the dark room.
However, the status window in front of me did not disappear.
It seemed that the vividness was not a dream.
Such a thought came to me out of nowhere.
I heard that there are people who awaken special abilities besides the well-known reinforcement world and the natural world.
Of course, I’ve never seen it, just literally heard of it.
However, I could see that the strange status window flickering in front of me was different from normal awakening.
I was in a state of giving up with almost no expectations.
When I woke up in this situation, I was dumbfounded rather than happy.
‘By the way, how long will this status window stay in front of me like this?’
I thought it was a bit off-putting.
Then the status window disappeared.
‘What? Did he react to my thoughts?’
As soon as I thought I wanted to see it again, a status window popped up in front of my eyes.
The status window seemed to respond to my will.
I’ve been playing a lot of games lately, so I wondered if my awakening was like this.
I saw four skills.
‘Strengthening the body. Inventory. Login. A combat suit.’
It was a game-like skill list.
‘Does physical enhancement refer to the enhancement system?’
A message comes to mind as if it were an answer to my curiosity.
〈 Strengthen the body Lv 1: Strengthens the body.〉
It was literal.
‘How much stronger do you mean by strengthening?’
I looked at my body with questions.
The body had been bulked up.
The shirt, which was a bit baggy, was tight against the body.
I looked up at my shirt.
The bright chocolate abs were engraved.
My body, which was swollen because I didn’t take care of it yesterday, was swollen with muscle pumping.
“What is this….”
I hurriedly moved to the gym.
It is rarely used these days, but in the past, the spare room was turned into a gym so that you can exercise at home.
I could see the dusty fitness equipment.
After roughly brushing off the dust, I put on a weight that was burdensome before awakening and listened.
I thought it would be okay to listen to it twice.
I was sure of awakening.
Along with the complex and subtle emotions, I finally realized it.
I took off my shirt and looked at my body in the full-length mirror.
A slightly rejuvenated face and sculpture-like muscles were carved all over the body.
I’ve heard that Hunter ages slowly, but I’ve never heard of him getting younger.
Hunters who awaken at a late age aren’t common, so it could be something I’m not familiar with.
There was nothing to lose by being young.
‘I think he’s gotten a bit taller too?’
It was not a little bit, but the height of 173 seemed lightly over 180.
I checked my pants.
I saw things that were more advanced than before.
I don’t know if there’s anything to write about, but it’s bigger than before, boosting the man’s confidence.
I had to check the rest of the skills as well.
〈 Inventory Lv 1: Stores items.〉
An inventory window appeared just like a game.
‘How do I use it?’
〈Must touch target.〉
As if answering a question, a friendly explanation came out.
He lifted one of the dumbbells beside him.
Do you want to put 〈 in your inventory?〉
When I thought about putting it in my inventory, the dumbbells disappeared.
‘What about dumbbells?’
In front of my eyes, I saw a dumbbell stored in my inventory like a game.
‘How do I get it out?’
〈 Would you like to take out the dumbbells? 〉
He seemed to know the basics.
Something like this game system was responding to my thoughts.
〈You must specify where to eject.〉
〈 Must be specified within a radius of 1 meter.〉
‘If it was 1 meter, would it be that much?’
When I thought of putting it at a distance, the dumbbell was placed there.
Aside from the strangeness, just looking at it, it was an ability that was incredibly useful.
‘Are there any Awoken with this ability?’
I don’t know all the awakened people in the world, and I don’t know if they exist in this wide world, but I could see that this ability is quite good.
Excited, I tried putting in the gym equipment around me.
All went in
How wide is the space?
In the corner of the inventory window, it was displayed that about 10% of the remaining space was left.
‘I can’t believe there’s still some space left even after putting all of this in.’
I could see fitness equipment taking up space in the inventory window like a game.
It was an absurdly convenient ability.
It was easy to take out the heavy tools.
The equipment that can be pulled out just by thinking is both novel and fun, so I was distracted for a while playing with the fitness equipment in the room.
〈Login Lv 1: Connect to another world and perform the quest.〉
〈Warning: Unable to log out for 24 hours after logging in.〉
District 〈23: Abyss erosion caused zombies to infest. Remove erosion.〉
〈 Pantera: A world where swords and magic are developed. Attack the Abyss Erosion Labyrinth.〉
〈 Savepoint: 1〉
‘It’s 24 hours….’
I was worried about the warning that once I logged in, I couldn’t come out for 24 hours.
‘What is the save point again….’
It’s not that I haven’t played the game, and it’s not that I don’t know the meaning.
It says log in, but it seemed to be doing something similar to dimension shifting.
I’ve played many games, so it’s just a guess. This is an awakening skill.
I couldn’t be sure unless I tried logging in.
‘Is one like a fantasy world and similar to a 23-planet parallel world? I wish there was more information….’
I couldn’t figure out how dangerous these two places were.
You could use it recklessly and run into a situation you couldn’t handle.
This seemed dangerous to use now.
It seemed like I needed to be a little more careful.
〈 Battle Suit Lv 1: Synchronization is required.〉
‘Synchronization, what kind of synchronization do you mean?’
I couldn’t understand its meaning.
I wondered if it was a passive skill like what kind of buff would work if I put on a combat suit.
I want to experiment right now, but my battle suit is broken.
I had to buy a new one to confirm.
It seemed that I had become an Awakener, so I didn’t have to worry about money.
〈 Skill Points: 0〉
If this was a game, it was standard to get it by leveling up.
‘By the way, how do I level up?’
〈 quest solved. Absorption of magic stones. You can gain experience by killing living creatures.〉
‘The quest seemed to be related to logging in and absorbing magic stones? Does that mean it can absorb magic stones?’
The magic stone had a little.
Since it was in the safe, it wasn’t difficult to check.
It was a bit nerve-wracking to get experience points by killing living things.
‘In terms of games, it seems to be a way to catch mobs and raise the scenery, but if you look at living creatures other than monsters, do you think humans and just animals are included?’
First of all, you just have to learn the easy things step by step.
First of all, it was a magic stone.
I was thinking of leveling up with magic stones.
About 40 magic stones were collected.
All are F-class.
It’s F-class, but I wondered if it would be level up by 1 level.
The magic stone was in the safe in the equipment room.
Entering the equipment room, the sight I saw made me feel a bit absurd.
I couldn’t see the combat suit that was supposed to be on the cradle.
No, something similar to another suit was put on.
Rather than my battle suit, it was a flat suit with a slimmer body.
It looked more like a hero suit than a combat suit.
Heroes refer to awakened people who beat up awakened criminals.
Wearing fashionable suits and catching criminals, they were quite popular with the public.
Battle suits are expensive, but hero suits were also incomparably more expensive.
However, unlike the cool hero suit, it just looked plain without any patterns or decorations.
I reached out and touched it.
I felt some elasticity.
Would you like to wear 〈?〉
A message popped up.
“What is this….”
I remembered the Battle Suit skill.
I wondered if the battle suit in the skill wasn’t a passive, but this was what it meant.
‘Did my broken battle suit change like this?’
Other than this, no other combat suits were seen.
Would you like to wear 〈?〉
‘Should I…Do it?’