The Tutorial Is Too Hard - Chapter 312
Seoul(16) – Part II
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I was back at the Sangam World Cup Stadium . It was strange to meet a fan of my professional-gamer self after such a long time .
When I was a professional gamer, I didn’t pay much attention to my fans . The most important thing to me was the game and my victory .
Now that I thought about it, it was not much different from the relationship between a god and their believers . However, the relationship differed in terms of faith, power, performance, and support .
It didn’t seem like a bad idea to get together with my old fans . Some fans were so enthusiastic that I still remembered them, but the man I met at the restaurant was not a fan I remembered . He was probably one of the countless fans who came to the stadium .
Actually, at first, I assumed he was saying he was nothing more than that . When the man with thinning hair said he was my fan, I thought he just wanted to be friends with me . But after listening to what he said, I learned he genuinely was my fan from when I was a professional gamer .
He had said he was 36 years old—just a little old-fashioned and younger than me .
I could tell that I was quite old for a human . Considering all the time distortions I had experienced on the 60th floor, how old was I now?
I didn’t know . It may have only been a dozen years or might have been thousands . However long it was, it was long enough to make it difficult to calculate .
Whenever I was engrossed in doing something, I ignored the time . It was an old habit of mine .
It’d completely escape my mind, and wouldn’t realize until later .
My mental health or proficiency had not been affected by the passage of time, and my habits remained unchanged . The tendency to forget about time had become more pronounced since I turned into a god . Perhaps you could say it was a side effect of gaining godhood .
Changing habits was not easy .
“Quest Window . ”
A hologram, akin to a system window, floated before my eyes . The Quest window contained the talks of the gods of the Hundred Gods Temple . And there was only one thing they wanted from me .
[God of Duel-Return of Powers]
[God of Light-Zit Pop! Blow it up!]
[God of Death-Thanatode Purification] 
Some gods offered simple conditions like the God of Duel . Some asked for something like the God of Death . And some even asked for something as absurd as the God of Light .
What was I supposed to do for the God of Light?
Should I go to a planet with no one there and make it explode? Or maybe I should show him the incineration of a sub-dimensional space?
[God of Order-?]
[God of Adventure-?]
Some gods had question marks behind their names . These gods haven’t specified what they wanted yet .
It was tricky . I had to wait to ask for something while the gods could freely ask me to do whatever they wanted . If I didn’t obey, they would make it so that I wouldn’t get what I wanted .
If that had been the only way, I’d be happy not to do anything overall . But this quest window was made by Kirikiri .
I didn’t want to take it . I didn’t like it very much, and above all, I was unwilling to do these tasks and didn’t desire anything from the gods .
In the end, I still accepted it .
“I still don’t like it . ”
Suddenly, Kirikiri’s face hovered over the quest window . She looked a little disappointed .
“Heng, I made it . The system didn’t make it . ”
“That’s why I took it . ”
If Kirikiri had not made it, I would’ve never accepted it . Another reason for receiving the quest window was that it made communication with Kirikiri easier .
“Can I enter?” Kirikiri asked .
I nodded . Kirikiri disappeared from the quest window, and after a while, she popped out of the air .
“Tada! I’m here!”
“What are you so happy about?”
Kirikiri looked around .
“Is this a temple?”
“Mn . ”
I was going to use this place as a temple . It was still plain in many ways, but I could leave that to Yong-yong . I knew he would decorate it enough to lead us to a world filled with grandeur and beauty .
“Heng, how’s the quest?”
“I’ll start when I connect to the 60th floor . I think I can do the quests one by one . ”
I had to fulfill the requests of the gods one by one . Just in case, I had to make sure their conditions didn’t become twisted .
There was no such risk right now, so I was going to solve the simple ones first . The first thing to deal with was the God of Duel .
In the God of Duel’s case, there was nothing to worry about . He simply wanted his power returned . That was all .
There has been no talk of the price of using the power so far or if the power could be revoked, or offering a new power . I only had to give it back .
Until now, the God of Duel did not seem interested in how weak the power would be, and what changes I’d made . This simplistic way of thinking alone showed how harmless the God of Duel was .
The God of Duel was a god who did not become the enemy of anyone unless they created a situation in which he had to fight . And with my nature, the God of Duel could not threaten me even if I became his enemy .
“You’re not trying to fight, are you?” Kirikiri asked with a slightly worried look .
“No . Do you think I’m a gangster who’ll challenge anyone to a fight? “
“…Heng . ”
What was with that pause? I feel like she does think that way .
Bitter . An acrid taste lingered in my mouth .
I asked the question I had prepared . “I have a question . ”
“What is it?” Kirikiri was still very lively .
“What does the God of Adventure want from me?”
“Heng-heng, I don’t know . ”
I looked seriously at Kirikiri, who spoke in a mischievous tone . “Kirikiri . ”
At my pressing voice, Kirikiri puffed out her cheeks . Then she began to engage in a serious conversation . “I’m worried about you . ”
There’s nothing to worry about . I don’t think I’m going to be in huge danger again .
Even so, I was confident of getting through .
“You’re taking one step—one step towards your goal . I expected everyone to give up on the way, but you came all the way here . I don’t think you’ll give up, change your mind, or break before you reach your goal . ”
The question grew bigger in my mind .
“I’m worried about what will happen after you achieve your goal . ”
I sat in silence for a moment to think of the meaning behind her statement .
“Everything has an end . You, who always moves forward, will have to stop someday . Not because of a wall you cannot surpass, but because you will inevitably reach the finish line . ”
“So, what do you want from me?” I unconsciously answered in a slightly high-pitched voice .
“Heng-heng, don’t be so angry,” Kirikiri laughed playfully .
As always .
“You’ve always acted according to what you think is right . Naturally, you’ll get the consent of the God of Adventure . ” Kirikiri, who left with those last words, disappeared back into the air .
The temple, which had been a little noisy for a while, was desolate again . My quiet sigh echoed in the temple . As expected, it was tricky .
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