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Chapter 7

The rumors spread quickly among the Tellers.

They were a race that was more sensitive to information than anyone else, and naturally, they had sharper ears and faster collection of news than others.

A rumor circulated among the mid-level Tellers who gathered at the entrance ceremony.

[There is a Teller who revealed his true form as soon as the first mission started.]

When they first heard this news, no one believed it easily.

It took at least two weeks for a Teller to fully reveal his true form.

It was normal for it to change slowly, one part at a time, rather than all at once.

But he finished revealing his form as soon as it started?

It was less than five minutes in terms of time, so they dismissed it as a nonsense made up by someone.

However, not everyone thought that way.

‘What if it’s true?’

Rumors tend to be exaggerated.

That’s why they needed to filter them out to some extent.

‘Even if 100% of the rumor is not true, there must be a reason why it came out. If he is a person who matches half, or even half of that, of the rumor.’

Naturally, everyone’s attention turned to Kang Yu-hyun.

‘I have to find him. Before the other bastards do!’

‘I have to capture him somehow. I can’t let him be taken by others.’

The banquet hall was filled with soft music, but it was already a battlefield where invisible swords clashed several times.

They were chatting with smiling faces among different departments, but their eyes were not smiling at all and they were busy searching around.

‘Where is he? Where the hell is he?’

‘Why can’t I see him? Don’t tell me he didn’t attend here?’

‘No. This is a place where he has to come no matter what. He must be somewhere.’

They pretended not to care, but they turned on the fire in their eyes and looked for Kang Yu-hyun.

Eventually, it was inevitable that Kang Yu-hyun’s location was revealed in the corner of the second floor terrace, where he was secretly hiding and reading a book.

‘Damn.’

It was nothing but regrettable for Yu-hyun.

He was fascinated by reading a book alone without anyone’s interference, but the thing he feared happened.

‘But I got enough out of it.’

He was able to read some books while hiding for a while.

Thanks to that, he had obtained some information he needed.

‘The rest is how to get through this situation.’

As soon as he thought that, people came up to him from all sides.

“So you’re the one. The newbie who revealed his true form in one go.”

“Huh. It was true. I was doubtful, but the rumor was true.”

“Sir. Would you like to join our finance department’s Spica division?”

In an instant, Kang Yu-hyun was surrounded by Tellers who wanted to capture him.

Yu-hyun felt his ears burning from the words coming from all directions.

But he couldn’t afford to be annoyed by them.

‘Come to think of it, Choi Do-yoon did the same thing before.’

It was when the end came and people were put through trials under the name of tutorial.

Yu-hyun was more attached to Choi Do-yoon’s side than anyone else, and Choi Do-yoon was in a situation where he had not yet formed his own faction.

Even so, his predatory behavior was still there, so the people who had already formed organizations often contacted him.

The so-called scouting.

For them, Choi Do-yoon, who had tremendous power, was a very attractive person.

However, Choi Do-yoon’s behavior toward those who approached him with intentions was always the same.

‘Rejection. And not just rejection, but rejection with words or actions that scratched the other person’s heart.’

Of course, the organizations that were angry at Choi Do-yoon’s arrogant behavior tried to kill him somehow, but the result was always the same.

‘Annihilation.’

The organizations were useless in front of Choi Do-yoon’s overwhelming power.

They collapsed and crumbled and scattered.

The sight remained in Yu-hyun’s memory as a vivid memory.

-Get lost. I’m comfortable alone.

Choi Do-yoon always said that.

But Kang Yu-hyun couldn’t follow him like that.

‘How can you say that without being crazy?’

Choi Do-yoon had power.

He knew that himself and was confident.

But Yu-hyun wasn’t.

Right now, Yu-hyun was just a new employee who had just attended the entrance ceremony.

Those who approached him politely were higher-ranking than him.

In terms of work, they were seniors.

‘You’re telling them to get lost? You can’t say that unless you’re really crazy.’

Even if you have skills, it doesn’t work if you don’t have personality.

You don’t know how many times you’ll meet them in the future, but it’s foolish to ruin the relationship from the start.

‘There was no need to make them angry. Everything had to be resolved smoothly.’

Of course, he would refuse.

But he had no intention of making enemies by saying it strongly.

Kang Yu-hyun knew how important etiquette was by taking Choi Do-yoon as an example.

So he learned ‘social skills’.

The skill to resolve the relationship smoothly without arousing the other person’s hostility.

“Ahaha. This is amazing. I’m honored that you’re interested in me.”

“That’s not it, just come right now…”

“Ah. But thank you for the offer, but I think it’s a bit difficult. How can I do anything like that?”

Kang Yu-hyun smiled with a sales smile and spoke like a waterfall.

He refused the offer, but as gently as possible.

And with a tone that made him feel his lack of ability.

Just by doing that, it was enough to give the other person an image of ‘he rejected me, but he has manners’.

Occasionally, there were Tellers who didn’t take this gentle rejection and pushed their way in.

They were a bit stubborn and tried to push their way through, which was a tiring case.

But Kang Yu-hyun didn’t panic.

“Huh? Aren’t you Talran from the inspection department?”

“Hmm? How do you know my name?”

He actually learned the information from the book, but Yu-hyun pretended to be clever and whispered in his ear.

“I heard it on the way here. There is a senior in the inspection department who is upright and talented. They say he might even become the face of the department in the future.”

“Kuku cough. I don’t know where you heard that, but you have good eyes.”

The employee’s expression softened in an instant when he heard the compliment.

Yu-hyun thought this was the time and brought up the main point.

“To be honest, I want to follow you too. But this situation is not easy. Besides, there are many seniors from other departments here. If I make a hasty choice, you will be checked by them. I don’t want you to be embarrassed because of me. You know what I mean, right?”

I want to do it, but I can’t help but refuse for your sake.

Talran’s eyes were filled with emotion when he understood what he meant.

“So, I hope you understand why I can’t give you an answer right away.”

“Hmm. Well, I can’t help it. The newbie has his own position.”

“Thank you for understanding.”

So Kang Yu-hyun managed to send away the guests who came to him one by one.

‘But, this is just buying time.’

They left for now after being persuaded well, but it was certain that they would come back again after a little more time passed.

‘I have to make an excuse for that time.’

Yu-hyun was currently having his own time under the pretext of tasting food.

He took his time to put food on his plate, buying time.

As soon as he finished eating this dish, it was clear that the recruitment war would resume from then on.

‘Besides, did Teller eat the food? As far as I know, they live on points.’

Teller was a unique race from birth, so they didn’t need to consume food like other life forms.

Instead, they spent points for survival.

Knowing that, he didn’t understand this banquet.

‘Well, there’s no need to refuse the food that’s been prepared anyway.’

It looked so delicious that he wanted to taste it at least.

Yu-hyun put a piece of meat with a moderate amount of seasoning in his mouth.

At that moment, a notification window popped up in front of him.

[You have acquired 1TP.]

[You have acquired 1TP.]

[You have acquired 1TP.]

Yu-hyun, who was chewing the meat, realized what the food in this banquet hall was.

‘So that’s why Teller ate this. The food itself was made of points?’

This was the first time he saw something like this.

It was a bit amazing.

But Yu-hyun had to regain his senses from the intense gaze he felt around him.

The eyes around Kang Yu-hyun were diverse.

Jealousy, awe, and desire.

It was an interest he had never received in his previous life, but it was extremely annoying.

‘They’ll rush in like a pack of hyenas soon.’

The factional fight within the Celestial Corporation had been going on for a long time.

Now it was somewhat balanced, but from their point of view, Yu-hyun’s existence was a card that could easily break that balance.

‘I don’t blame them for their feelings, but I hate being used.’

Yu-hyun’s eyes quickly scanned the banquet hall.

Then he couldn’t help but open his eyes wide at the sight of one Teller.

‘That is?’

Before Yu-hyun could react, the Tellers who were waiting around approached again.

They were determined to recruit Yu-hyun without being rejected this time.

However, Yu-hyun’s eyes did not leave one Teller.

“Ahem. I’ve thought about it again.”

“Come to this department, no wait. Do you guys in the inspection room have no morals? I talked to him first?”

“Support room guys are always like that, just back off.”

“Finance guys are always rolling their eyes and touching points, but your brains don’t work?”

They approached Yu-hyun while keeping each other in check.

But this time, Yu-hyun reacted faster.

“I’m sorry about this. I already have a prior appointment.”

Yu-hyun left only those words and hurriedly approached the Teller he had noticed and pretended to know him.

“Haha. Why are you here without saying anything when you came?”

“Hmm?”

“I’m sorry, I don’t know you.”

Yu-hyun said that and dragged him along.

The process was so natural that there was no time for anyone to stop them.

The other person looked at Yu-hyun for a moment and nodded his head.

“Oh, sorry. I was distracted by something else.”

Thanks to getting an answer from him, Yu-hyun was able to leave his seat and ask for understanding from the other Tellers.

As they watched Yu-hyun leave, the Tellers who had lost their appetite realized something strange after Yu-hyun disappeared. 𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑒𝔀𝓮𝘣𝘯𝘰𝘷𝑒𝓵.𝒸𝑜𝘮

“Wait a minute. Which department does that Teller belong to who was with the new recruit?”

“More than that… Did that Teller come to this induction ceremony? I’ve never seen his face before.”

They felt something strange and tried to find Yu-hyun again, but they had already left their seats by then.

***

I sighed with relief as I managed to escape from the annoying hands and got out of the banquet hall.

‘After all, the only thing this mission required was to attend the induction ceremony. I attended it, so it doesn’t matter if I leave in the middle.’

This banquet wouldn’t last all day either.

It would end sometime.

And when the banquet ended, they would send me back to my original place along with the new recruits, so I just had to kill time.

All I had to do was read a book while stuck in a suitable place for the remaining time.

I had already found a suitable place, so I just had to go.

“Thank you for helping me get out of there.”

“…”

I thanked the person who helped me get out of the banquet hall.

But he just stared at me without saying anything.

I felt a strange sense of alienation from his strange gaze.

Hmm.

Something is weird, I better get out of here.

“I’m sorry, but we both seem busy, so I’ll go now.”

“Wait a minute.”

The moment I felt uneasy and tried to leave, he stopped me from behind.

Even though I could have just run away, I stopped and said without knowing.

“How did you find me in that banquet hall?”

“What are you talking about all of a sudden?”

I pretended not to know and acted smartly because it was no use running away.

“It’s better not to lie when it’s obvious.”

The moment my eyes met the man’s, I felt a chill down my spine and my whole body stiffened.

It felt like a huge invisible snake was squeezing my body.

I knew he was not an ordinary person, but this was beyond imagination.

‘I think I picked the wrong person.’

I ran into a tiger while trying to avoid a pack of hyenas.

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