The Tutorial Is Too Hard - Side Story Chapter 52
“What’s going on these days?”
Jirji shook his head.
Worried eyes were looking at him.
“No, nothing special.”
Jirji replied that way.
It was actually the same.
His work was arduous and demanding both physically and mentally.
It was dangerous at times.
However, it was just an accident that occurred due to his professional nature, so his daily life did not change.
“Take this. Take it and boil it.”
The butcher put some meat in a bag.
Jirji took it without hesitation.
His daily routine has not changed.
But people around him kept asking if there was something wrong with him.
This was mainly the case with the locals where Jirji lived.
Jirji was contributing to the security of the neighborhood,
The impact was not small.
Jirji, a polite and kind superhuman, has always been a good person to those around him.
People were sensitive to such changes in Jirji.
“You look a little gloomy right now.”
Jirji himself thought that nothing had changed.
He was originally a quiet person.
Back home, Jirji could feel it all over again.
For him, home was a place of silence.
He didn’t open his mouth except to eat or make occasional business calls.
It was a natural fact, and it didn’t feel strange and awkward.
It was about 15 days.
One day he had a friend who suddenly came to his house and behaved like a gangster.
During the half month he spent with his friend, his mouth was restless.
Even when he was at home, he had to chat all day.
It was a noisy, hectic full moon.
It was only that full moon.
Ever since becoming independent from his family, maybe even before that.
Jirji’s house was quiet.
And it will be so for the rest of his life.
It was such familiar loneliness, but the quiet house felt lonely in contrast to when it had been noisy for only a month.
Jirji looked into the telescope.
There have been recent changes in the asteroid.
It was a very big change.
The asteroid was moving on its own.
It was being disassembled.
The spherical asteroid was not a huge rock mass.
Surprisingly, it was close to a prefabricated spherical structure.
Like a child disassembling a Lego model, the asteroids that were falling apart one by one began to form themselves.
When the asteroid first started moving, people were astonished.
At first, it was thought that the seal of the great superhuman had been broken and the monsters had been resurrected.
The operation to rescue Akaiden was canceled and preparations were made for an airstrike.
But the asteroid didn’t crash, and it didn’t spawn monsters.
People were now trembling with anxiety, watching how the asteroid changed.
It was strange.
Not long ago, while watching an asteroid through a telescope, Jirji spotted a woman.
He thought the woman had something to do with a mysterious phenomenon taking place on the asteroid.
And with his friend who disappeared at the same time as the announcement of the rescue operation of Akaiden a week ago.
* * *
It’s been two weeks since the asteroid started moving.
There have been many changes during that time.
The asteroid was now in the shape of a giant man.
It was like seeing a statue of a saint looking down on the world from the sky with his arms wide open.
A statue honoring Akaiden was usually like that.
It was truly magical.
People believed that Akaiden was resurrected.
They said that their prayers were heard, and Akaiden was awakened, and the asteroid was transformed into a statue to honor him.
It was a ridiculous story.
But people believed.
People would seriously believe in absurd stories.
These are people who have been deceived by the excuse of an invisible frog.
He didn’t even know it was normal.
The ritual of a few people who had been silent to pray for Akaiden every afternoon has now become a national event.
After lunch and every afternoon, people prayed and bowed to the asteroid, or even the Akaiden aerial statue.
A religion that believes in Akaiden was born.
Surprisingly, it was a religion led by superhumans.
When the superhumans first returned, they were the ones who took the lead in denying and abolishing existing religions, but now they were claiming to be devoutly religious people.
Afternoon prayer time has become compulsory rather than voluntary.
Doctrines were also created.
Akaiden sacrificed himself to protect the world, and became a god through the reverence of all people.
Akaiden, who became a god, looks down on the world from the sky, and when the believers’ faith is sufficient, he will come down to the world again.
It was such a doctrine.
The public and the government cannot even stop it.
The public supported the Akaiden faith.
Although the gap and conflict between superhumans and non-superhumans had deepened, respect and love for the great superhuman Akaiden transcended the class.
The government also failed to stop the religion.
They could not turn both the Association of Superhumans and the people into enemies.
Soon the federal government made the Akaiden faith the state religion.
Jirji was concerned.
The Akaiden faith temporarily closed the conflict between the superhuman and the non-superhumans.
The non-superhumans were no longer able to swear at the superhumans.
As long as the great superhuman is watching the world from the sky.
However, the source of the conflict did not disappear.
The doctrine of the Akaiden faith did not address the gap between the superhuman and the non-superhuman.
As time passed, he thought that a new class system might be established beyond the hierarchies.
* * *
Another strange thing happened.
These days, mysterious things happen once a week.
This incident was also shocking enough not to be missed.
High-ranking superhumans have disappeared in large numbers.
When the superhumans who wielded powerful influence in the government, the Association of Superhumans, and the Church disappeared all at once, a vacuum in the social leadership was created.
The confusion spread even to Jirji, who was at the end.
Perhaps his command system was broken, and no approval came from his superiors.
Payday was approaching right now, and he was wondering if he would get any money.
As usual, when Jirji returned home from work, he felt nervous.
Although he felt lonely and empty, he had never felt the tension and fear at home.
The house looked peaceful.
The furniture was the same.
There were no signs of intrusion.
But his body hardened like a hard stone.
Would this be the case with a frog facing a snake right in front of it?
Jirji’s body, terrified of fear, had stiffened enough to fear that he might die of muscle stiffness.
Soon he learned that his fears were no illusions.
“I’ve heard you’re gentle and kind, but you’re a wild bear.”
It was a small, quiet voice.
It is reminiscent of a quiet, introverted woman that is usually seen walking down the street.
He would have thought she was a really ordinary woman if it wasn’t for her bloody glowing eyes.
Her long hair down to her waist looked bushy from poor maintenance.
Her long hair and fluffy outfit made her look smaller.
“I don’t know what he’s looking at to entrust you with work. I don’t think I’ve ever met such a person on the 57th floor.”
She was a woman he had seen at the asteroid through the telescope.
He couldn’t forget that unusual attire and ferocious eyes.
* * *
He brought his ID to the scanner.
The door to the temple opened.
It was still an awkward sight.
The entrance to the temple was opened by cutting-edge technology.
It was only a few months ago that religion was treated as a product of the old times before supernatural powers were discovered.
Jirji was still not mentally accepting it as a religion.
This was still the case when he became the bishop of the Akaiden faith and took care of the church’s affairs.
Akaiden faith was firmly established.
The statues of Akaiden floating in the sky and the apostles of Akaiden faith erased any room for distrust.
Except for probably Jirji, everyone in the world believes in and follows Akaiden as a god.
But except for him.
Although he was able to meet face-to-face and communicate with the god people worshiped, he did not worship this god.
He was walking down the hallway when a kid approached him.
In principle, entry into the temple is prohibited.
Even Jirji, the only exception, is not allowed to enter except on the day of the audience.
Then the identity of the child was obvious.
This is the child that came out from the inside of the temple.
“Can I give you this?”
What the child brought out were a few wild flowers.
The flowers were neatly tied with weeds.
“Is that okay?”
The child nodded.
Jirji took the flower.
When he said thank you, the child was embarrassed and ran somewhere.
It is not strange what happens within this temple, which is said to be connected to several dimensions.
For example, a child running around in the temple, which is an off-limits area.
So was the pair of fox ears on the little child’s head.
Jirji had to adapt to all these absurd and mysterious phenomena.
As he walked, the door came out again.
After a light knock, the answer to come in came back.
Jirji opened the door and went inside.
“Oh, are you here, 1400?”
It was, as always, an insincere greeting.
Beside him, a lizardman over two meters tall waved her hand to greet him.
Seeing the scene, Jirji felt that he had not yet adapted to it.
* * *
1400, whom I had not seen in a long time, was holding a bunch of flowers in his hand.
What is that?
Did you bring it to me?
If that’s the case, I think it would be a little creepy.
“What is that, that withered grass?”
“The little kid I met in front gave me a present. The kid with fox ears.”
“It’s a pretty flower.”
It was a pretty flower.
Park Jung-ah, who was next to me, looked at me with strange eyes, but she ignored me.
As soon as 1400 came in, he started talking about work.
It had to do with superhumans.
We controlled the superhumans themselves to close the gap between the superhuman and the non-superhumans.
By studying superpower particles, it became possible to transform them, inject them into humans, or remove them.
Through that, it was possible to remove dangerous superhumans, change the powers to the superpowers they want, or purchase superpowers by paying money.
Of course, the power was weakened.
It can be applied to the daily life of a modern society where there is no need for battle.
It was not an easy task, and Jirji, who was in charge of the task, was busy every day.
Thanks to that, Jirji was only talking about his errands today.
He was a hard-working guy.
He was like that when we first met.
When I said that it had been a long time, he said bluntly, ‘Yes, it’s been three months.’
That guy must have completely forgotten me.
Aside from my disappointment, Jirji was a trustworthy guy.
He was a man who thought deeply about problems between social classes, and knew how to look at the situation objectively.
He didn’t have a bad personality, so he could be trusted with the managerial position.
Having finished talking about work, Jirji stood up and said.
“Come over to my house sometime. Let’s have a drink after a long time. Then… let’s play games.”
I said with a smirk.
“Yeah, I’ll be there soon.”
Jirji walked out shyly.
He’s always been a fun friend.
“Croak, the person who works for the captain is cool. He’s intelligent and even kind.”
Iddy, who was next to me, said.
It was an endless compliment.
Park Jung-ah, who was sitting a little further away, struck the desk.
I am a little worried because she seems to be becoming more and more violent.
Park Jung-ah stared at Iddy with all kinds of expressions, but Iddy laughed and said that it was interesting again.
I was stuck in the middle and it was a strangely uncomfortable situation.
“…Are you going to name your religion as Akaiden?”
Park Jung-ah asked.
Recently, Park Jung-ah was also helping with office work.
Because I have so much work.
“I think so.”
“You know it’s not very effective, right?”
Of course I know.
Because people worship the superhuman Akaiden.
I am actually running the religion and taking care of their lives, but the faith gathered by me is not that great.
This is why the gods run their religion under their own names.
If the object of worship is not clear, the divine power will be dispersed.
“Why don’t you change your religious name even now?”
“Never mind, it didn’t have any effect.”
It was just like the Earth right now.
My religion was still called Lee Ho Jae faith.
People roamed around, saying homen, homen.
Even though I went up to the 9 o’clock news and told them not to do this homen, they continued to say homen, homen, and gossip until the end.
I think it’s best to just let people believe what they want to believe.
“After all, the captain is cool and cool. Croak.”
This time, a grinding sound was heard.
She’s going to lose all her teeth.”
“Croak, the human woman become ferocious. She used to be shy when I saw her. Croak, croak.”
Iddy had met Park Jung-ah before.
In the past, when we attacked the 12th floor, there was a day for a dialogue agreement, so we went together.
Then she saw Park Jung-ah.
That was ten years ago.
Since it has been over ten years, it’s not surprising that things change.
I thought to myself only because I thought Park Jung-ah would get angry again if I said it out loud.
“We should be friendly. Croak. Aren’t we in the same situation?”
Park Jung-ah did not agree with that statement.
“Why are you and I in the same situation? You and I are on different levels. We’re in different positions. We did everything we could. You’re just a flirty lizard.”
Park Jung-ah explained very passionately.
She did everything she had to do, the hand gestures in the part were very rough.
“Croak, the human woman is lying. We all know that because she is weak, she cannot even reproduce with the captain.”
Iddy’s counterattack was strong.
Park Jung-ah didn’t say anything.
At this point, I started to get embarrassed too.
Park Jung-ah, who had been struggling for a while, kicked her desk and got up.
“Back to the tutorial!”
Why are you back there again?
How much work is there to do here?
“Inevitably, I must become stronger. To reproduce…”
Oops, I can’t hear it.
I can’t hear it.
Park Jung-ah, who revealed her bold ambition to gain the upper hand in the relationship with a lizard mate through sexual intercourse, headed out.
“Hey, how is the work?”
“Do it yourself!”
It was Park Jung-ah who screamed and left.
There was a person following Park Jung-ah.
“Why are you following me again!”
“Croak, I’m going to be strong too. So I…”
I quietly covered my ears.
Iddy’s and Park Jung-ah’s abusive language followed.
I didn’t hear it.
I didn’t hear it.
The two seemed to be on bad terms, but they were friendly.
The reason I don’t stop the fighting despite that is that the two of them just did it that way.
Because they were two people with no friends and no one to lean on, they continued to stick together even though they annoyed and teased each other.
I was the only one in the middle, and I was in an ambiguous situation.
Suddenly, Park Jung-ah and Iddy both left.
If this is the case, who else is doing all the work?
Hochi doesn’t come home without a word.
Lee Yeon-hee… Come to think of it, she must have finished all her assignments, but there is no contact.
Kim Min-hyuk and people of the Earth were already suffering from overwork, so I was sorry to have them do other work.
It was really too much work.
It was good until I brought it into my affiliation after destroying the God of Order and freeing the tutorial world.
The problem was that the world the tutorial stage contained was too vast.
This was the case even when looking at the 57th floor here.
A planet with superhumans.
This was not the end.
In the universe to which this planet belongs, there are other planets that appear in other tutorials.
There was even Earth.
Contrary to what I thought, each stage contained the entire universe, not limited to the background area.
So, about 400 stages of easy, normal, hard, and hell difficulty.
It contained 400 universes.
You could even find the same person if you looked at the universes in the same time zone.
At this point, it was something close to a parallel universe.
In such a universe, all kinds of problems were scattered.
The dangers of the level of the world’s destruction were hidden in the place where the stage immediately became the background, and other social problems and disasters did not cease.
At this point, I wondered if I could solve everything.
I’m sighing out of frustration.
The space opened quietly.
It was inside the temple that was forbidden to enter, but I wasn’t too surprised.
It was a scheduled visit.
It was Kirikiri who appeared beyond the space.
Kirikiri, who appeared with a characteristic cheerful attitude, asked me.
“Now, are you ready to visit the Hundred God’s Temple?”
I stood up with an answer.