Far from the city, on a beautiful hill, a tombstone was erected. In front of it, a young man sat with tears in his eyes; he looked at the tombstone he himself built.
The young man was Marcus. After leaving the city he found this place, and with his hands, he dug a deep grave and built the tombstone. For hours he dug and cried, his hands were bleeding, but because of the pain all over his body, it didn't matter to him. He hated the person that killed her, yet he hated himself even more for not being able to protect her. If he was more powerful, he would have been able to resist this world, to save her...
He received talent, Es, the power to kill anyone under the Body reconstruction stage, but… it meany nothing as he can't even protect one person.
What's the point of being powerful if you sacrifice everything for it?
Feeling this pain, Marcus didn't want to lose anyone else. By himself, he would rise up the world. He already lost everything; one would say that there was nothing holding him back, or that there was nothing to support him anymore. But it was all meaningless; he was alone again. While sadness filled his heart, something fluffy touched his hand.
It was a little fox, not a spiritual beast but a normal fox. Looking into his eyes, Marcus saw that they showed interest. Completely oblivious to everything it just lived its own life and seeing Marcus the little fox approached him because he did not feel any danger from him.
Marcus wished he could be like this little fox. Free.
Realizing what he wanted Marcus's heart calmed down.
"Zhi Ruo, I will never forget our time together, but I will have to leave soon. I will live on with you in my heart. Maybe I will find what I want at the end of my journey."
"I will come back to talk to you, I don't know when, but I will definitely come to see you again."
His Body was tired; he didn't feel anything but pain. He still moved his body and left the hill. Marcus's willpower was the only thing that kept him going, but his body couldn't keep going and collapsed.
Cheng Gang followed Marcus the whole time. He already was aware that Marcus's condition was terrible. But he didn't intervene with anything up to this point. Seeing Marcus collapsing he took him back to the city.
In a small room, hunters guild physician checked Marcus's body. Sighing, he looked at Cheng Gang.
"Every muscle in his body is torn apart, organs badly damaged, and almost every bone cracked. He should be dead at this point; I don't know how is he still living. All I can do is give him some regenerative medicine, and if he can hold on for a few weeks, he may have a chance to survive."
Cheng Gang was depressed, he didn't expect the damage to be so severe, now he can only have hope that Marcus survives.
Days later Marcus woke up. His body still in pain.
"Host, you should practice the divine body modeling, it will help you recover your wounds."
Following Es advice, he started his practice, and in a few hours his body was still badly hurt, but he was able to move.
Sitting up, he moved his body. The doors opened, Cheng Gang walked in, behind him an old man.
Seeing Marcus sitting, both of them froze.
Both of them shouted at the same time, Marcus' head exploded with pain hearing the loud shouts.
"Can you be quiet…"
"How are your wounds?!"
Ignoring Marcus's request, Cheng Gang continued to shout. In this short time, Marcus was already fed up with him.
"Can you at least get me some food?"
"GO! Bring food from the kitchen!"
Shouting at the old man behind him, he walked up to Marcus and checked his wounds, and seeing that they almost closed themselves, Cheng Gang was relieved. It looked like Marcus would be fine after all.
"Are you feeling well now?"
"It's better, but I need time to recover."
Looking at his stats, Marcus felt depressed.
Health: heavy muscle and organ damage, major blood loss, immediate treatment
Muscle strength: 8.2
His energy fell by a huge amount, almost by half. Only now did he understood how serious Es's warning was. If he had continues to stay in that stay for a few more minutes, and he would have lost his core and start from the very beginning. Also, the damage to his body was life-threatening; it will take weeks for him to fully recover his body.
"For now you can stay here, we will provide you with everything you will need until you recover."
"Actually there is something I wish to ask you. I want to recommend you to hunters guild headquarters; you will be given a chance to attend hunters guild training program and become an employee of hunters guild. But I need your agreement to do so."
It was a big surprise to Marcus. He didn't expect that he would receive such a chance. It sounded good; it's just…
"What training program?"
He never heard of it. Closed off in his clan, he didn't learn anything about this world.
"Maybe I should explain everything from the beginning?"
"Hunters guild headquarters is located in the Li-country capital. In the capital city there is also World Tree academy, and with the cooperation of hunters guild and World Tree Academy, a special training program was created. There hunters guild can place talents they find to be trained. Later after graduating, they will join hunters guild and thus strengthen it. What academy has from is that hunters guild it helps in the practical part of the teaching. Hunters guild will help teach things like hunting, protect students while they go train in the wild and other things like that. Overall it's not a bad deal, and with the reach that the hunters guild has, it can find many young talents, making it worth the price."
Marcus had to admit, it was a very good deal, hunters guild could find many geniuses, and with the help of the World tree academy, it was able to give them the best education possible. The result would be a monster that has everything, talent, resources, and guidance.
Edited by - HollowReaver
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