The Skill Maker - Chapter 119
<Bait &Hook #1>
'Might as well try . '
It wouldn't hurt to try .
If it doesn't work, then he could still mix the potion into the sauce .
Hyun-Soo used his phone to contact David .
’’David, are you available?’’
- Huh? What's up?
’’Can you stop by my dorn? There's something I want to give you . ’’
- Okay . I'll be right there!
Since he experienced a lot of odd situations through Hyun-Soo, he was the best guinea pig .
Even if something weird happened, he wouldn't think much about it .
’’I now have a guinea pig for testing . I should use this opportunity to really test it out . ’’
The first subject he'll pour the energy into .
It was going to be through the pear that Riri was eating .
Hyun-Soo tried inserting his energy like Riri just to test it out .
And the result was pretty interesting .
[Energy Infused Asian Pear]
A small amount of energy has been infused into the pear .
The natural taste of the ingredient has increased thanks to the energy .
A certain amount of energy can be accumulated within the body .
Effects : It's delicious .
There's a very slim chance that the total amount of energy may increase a bit .
'It has all of these benefits just because I infused energy into it?'
He never thought about using his energy on an object .
Energy was the essence of power that was given to hunters .
Hunters used their skills, went on hunts and survived in portals through this energy .
Why was Hyun-Soo's stamina recovery skill and stat increase potion selling so quickly?
It was to maximize the energy's recover and effectiveness .
That's why most of the ordinary hunters didn't use their energy recklessly .
'I'm not an ordinary hunter . '
Ordinary hunters wouldn't be able to create skills with a SS ranked skill .
There was another interesting fact .
'A certain amount of energy can be accumulated? Then does that mean that my energy will be in someone else's body?'
And the total amount of energy can increase too .
The chance of that happening was very slim, but there was still a chance .
If that happens, then things will definitely change .
There was a limit to how much energy a hunter can use .
It was different based on the rank and the person itself, but everyone had limitations .
That's why energy recovery was important during a hunt .
'But this just increases the maximum amount, not the energy itself . '
Even if one doesn't level up, the maximum amount does increase .
Hypothetically, low-ranked hunters can go up against high-ranked hunters when it comes to the maximum amount .
But that only applied when the amount was extremely high .
'......It doesn't really sound realistic . '
Was this really possible?
Hyun-Soo was feeling doubtful .
If someone provided that energy without participating in the hunt...
It wasn't even that hard to do .
They didn't require Hyun-Soo's skill creation skill or drink a potion .
Most hunters knew how to control their energy .
Even if they weren't using a skill .
'I feel like someone already tested this out . '
But, no one knew .
This could become a new discovery . It'll be like the time when no one was interested in the monster's corpse .
'I should find out more about this . '
Hyun-Soo first decided to see if there were any related information .
David arrived right when Hyun-Soo finished his thoughts .
Hyun-Soo greeted the David that refused to ring the doorbell .
’’What is it? What are you going to give me?’’
The way David's eyes sparkled reminded him of a child on the morning of Christmas .
Hyun-Soo gave him a piece of the pear .
’’Try it . ’’
’’Huh? It's not really this......is it......?’’
’’Yes . ’’
’’......Did you really call me here for this?’’
’’Yes . ’’
’’I was really excited because Eugene told me you were making something really good...’’
David looked like the cat that had the large, sad eyes .
And the fact that he looked good was shocking .
But Hyun-Soo coldly told him that it wasn't ready yet and declined his request .
’’I want meat too...... . ’’
David looked disappointed as he looked at the ingredients that were in the kitchen .
David took the pear even though he really didn't want it .
And then he carefully took a bite .
The crunchy sound of the pear filled the room and it was refreshing .
And then .
’’What? Oh my God! It's incredible! Rookie, what the heck is this?!’’
’’A pear . ’’
’’A pear? This is a pear? It tastes like some sort sort of heavenly fruit . I'm sure the apple from the garden of Eden tastes like this!'
And then David kept on saying that this couldn't be a pear .
Even though Hyun-Soo made it, he hasn't eaten it, so he was a bit surprised by David's reaction .
David kept on asking for more as if he was addicted to the pear .
’’I don't have any more . ’’
’’Rookie, you're so cold-hearted . You should've just not given me any! I can't believe you would give me only one piece . Are you telling me to die from dissatisfaction?’’
David complained earlier about giving him fruit instead of meat and now he was begging Hyun-Soo for more .
An addict would probably react the same way .
'Is this a good thing or a bad thing?'
Anyways, he was able to confirm one thing .
That it made the food more delicious .
'Interface did guarantee that it was delicious . '
That's the description it displayed from the start .
But when he used Interface to check on David, there wasn't anything different with his energy .
'It would've been nice if it affected his energy too . '
It was a bit disappointing, but he knew he couldn't get everything he wanted at once .
’’Can't you give me more?’’
’’Wait until dinner . ’’
’’Such a cold-hearted person...... . ’’
’’...... . ’’
Hyuna probably influenced him .
Hyuna became close with the members since she saw them every time she visited the cafeteria .
She had a gentle and friendly personality and on top of that, she started talking a lot faster than Hyun-Soo, it's only natural for her to become close with the members .
Hyun-Soo felt like he was able to see Hyuna in David .
He felt like he was in a drama .
More like a soap opera .
When David left, Hyun-Soo resumed making the food .
He decided to research deeper about the energy later .
It's because he didn't have enough information right now .
'I did see its effects, so I should use it . '
Interface displayed the following information about the pear .
The natural taste of the ingredient has increased thanks to the energy .
'Then it should increase the taste of the Galbi and Bulgogi . '
It was easy to use .
And Interface should display the same ’’It's same ’’It's delicious’’ description .
But he wasn't going to stop there .
'Might as well try mixing all of them . '
He poured the potion as well as the energy into the sauce .
He started cooking to leave a strong impression on the guests .
But now, this was nothing more than an experiment .
Hyun-Soo was honestly curious about the result .
He poured the potion and started stirring the sauce .
He spread the sauce onto the meat and place another piece of meat on top of it .
He spread the sauce, placed another piece of meat and repeated this process several times .
After pouring the remaining sauce on top of the stack of meat, Hyun-Soo gathered his energy .
It sounded like the air was slightly vibrating .
Hyun-Soo started kneading that meat while gathering his energy .
Making sure that the meat have been marinated well .
And making sure the energy had infused .
Riri watched while licking her lips .
It's because the energy she consumed was now inside the meat .
Riri looked at Hyun-Soo with a pitiful expression .
But Hyun-Soo already moved onto the next step .
’’Let's start the Bulgogi . ’’
Instead of the pear, he took out an apple and other ingredients and concentrated on the dish .
Their reaction was what he expected .
The people that haven't tried it before carefully took a bite and afterwards started putting a lot of food on their plates .
Even though Hyun-Soo made a lot food, it disappeared within seconds .
’’How can it taste this good? I can't believe it!’’
’’Who made this? Are there more?!’’
There were probably a few hunters that actually ate Bulgogi and Galbi before .
New York had quite a few Korean restaurants .
It may be different from the food served in Korea, but since they made it to accommodate the taste buds of the people here, foreigners may like it more .
But they were really shocked right now because it was totally different from the ones they tasted before .
Everyone had forgotten about Riri .
'Let's see...... . '
Hyun-Soo used Interface and looked at the hunters that were inside the cafeteria .
He confirmed that the random potion was working well .
The energy limit did increase a little bit for some people .
'They're lucky .
'They're lucky . I hope they're the friendly hunters that are on our side . '
He didn't want the enemy to obtain all the good benefits .
It was already too late for him to be worried about that...
'Well, it's not a big increase anyways . '
He purposely set the amount of energy that was being infused .
He was experimenting right now .
Even though David didn't show any signs of side effects, he still had to experiment .
There wasn't a need to create more variables that were difficult to control .
'They should be showing some sort of reaction soon......'
They probably didn't realize it because the food was too good .
But they were high-ranked hunters that were proud of their power .
And they were probably really sensitive whenever there was a change in their bodies .
'What was the rank of the hunter that I sold my first skill to? Was it C or B?'
So many things happened after that day, so he had a hard time remembering .
Anyways, even ordinary hunters do everything they can to take care of their bodies, so for high-ranked hunters, they would probably do more to make sure their bodies are in good condition .
Their body was an asset .
'But I feel pretty satisfied . This is probably why people cook . '
A small smile appeared on his face because he couldn't hide his satisfaction .
The hunters might think it's absurd if they heard this analogy .
Hyun-Soo felt like he discovered a god-like seasoning that would make anyone lick their dishes .
That seasoning was called energy . .
It was the same energy that was used as a base for hunters .
'This is what a mother must feel...no . I went too far again . '
Out of the dishes that Hyun-Soo and the chefs from a five-star hotel made, they finished Hyun-Soo's first .
He couldn't help but be proud of his cooking .
When dinner time was almost over .
Hyun-Soo managed to get rid of his smile and while looking around the room, his eyes met Kim Yoo-Na's eyes .
She slightly nodded her head . Hyun-Soo replied by doing a light bow .
If this was the first stage, then it was time to move on to the second stage .