So it’s kind of sad that season 1 ended and you need to wait for season 2. But hold on, there are plenty of good stuff coming in season 2. Of course, some of them have been given off in our articles. So, if you want to know a little preview of what happens next? Do read this article.
Solo Leveling Chapter 111 Spoilers –
Hunter Cha wants Jin-Woo ahm wants to join Solo Play guild :
Did he hear that right? Jin-Woo ended up doubting his own hearing, then.
Cha Hae-In was the Vice-Master of South Korea’s top Guild, and her skills were ranked to be among the very best, but she willingly walked into a Guild that hadn’t even taken its first baby step yet?
Unless she was being threatened into coming here, how could this situation make any sense? But then again….
‘Uh, well, just who’d be brave enough to threaten her?’
Jin-Woo decided to bring up the one person with enough clout to potentially threaten her in South Korea.
“Did the Association President order you to do this?”
Cha Hae-In formed a confused expression, evidently not understanding why Goh Gun-Hui was being brought up in this discussion.
“Why would he….?”
It was Jin-Woo who couldn’t understand what was going on here, so why was she making that face even though she was the reason for all this confusion?
‘No, hang on. Let’s calm down.’
It was a situation where most people would’ve been left too stunned or get overexcited, but Jin-Woo was able to stay calm as he pulled out a chair to sit on Cha Hae-In’s opposite side. He then wordlessly stared at her.
He only needed to focus for a short while. As the time visibly slowed down in his perception, various bits of information about her flowed into his brain, one at the time.
Her heartbeat, her breathing, even the glow within her eyes. She was doing her best to look composed, but there was no fooling Jin-Woo’s sky-high Perception.
So, the question was – why was she forcing herself to this extent and trying to enter the tentatively-named ‘Solo Play’ Guild?
Jin-Woo had to ask her.
“Don’t you still have some time left in the duration of your contract with the Hunters Guild?”
Now normally, the Guild would negotiate contracts with Hunters in five-year terms. Cha Hae-In joined the Hunters Guild two years ago when she was evaluated to be a rank S, so at a bare minimum, she should still have three years left in her contract.
“I have enough money to pay the penalty for breach of contract.”
Cha Hae-In’s collected answer only elicited Jin-Woo’s head-tilting.
Most of the time, such a penalty fee would be between two to three times the original signing fee.
Thinking about the exorbitant sum the Hunters Guild must’ve forked out in order to sign up a rank S Hunter like her, one didn’t need to be a genius to figure out that the breach of contract penalty fee would be absolutely horrendous, as well.
Since he was about to speak to her about harsh reality, Jin-Woo’s attitude became very business-like.
“Our ‘Solo Play’ Guild simply can’t afford to pay the kind of signing fee your skill set warrants, Cha Hunter-nim.”
“T-the name of your Guild is ‘Solo Play’??”
“You have a problem with the name that the Vice-Master and myself came up with?”
“…No, not really.”
Cha Hae-In let a soft sigh escape from her, and continued on.
“It doesn’t matter. It’s fine if you don’t pay me the contract signing fee.”
She didn’t mind signing a contract without any payment, even though she’d have to pay an enormous breach of contract fee to the Hunters Guild?
‘What is she scheming here?’
Jin-Woo’s eyes narrowed to a slit.
When their eyes stayed locked for a while, Cha Hae-In could no longer endure the silent pressure and averted her gaze. Her heart was beating a step faster than before, too.
Jin-Woo’s ears perked up. His acute sense of hearing didn’t miss out on a single change taking place inside her.
‘Is she hiding something?’
At this point, he simply had to ask her or he’d die of curiosity.
“Why are you willing to go through such a wringer just to join our Guild?”
As expected, Cha Hae-In couldn’t easily answer him and kept her mouth resolutely shut. And seeing her face redden like that, it became oh-so-obvious that she was hiding something from him, too.
‘Wait a minute…’
Now that he thought about it, he remembered sensing that something was different about her even back in the funeral venue. He couldn’t tell what she was thinking of, but she could have been planning to do this for quite some time already.
Jin-Woo quietly waited for Cha Hae-In’s answer. However, she kept her head lowered and for a long while, didn’t say a single word.
‘….But, how can I even explain myself to him?
….That I sensed your presence next to me even after I lost my consciousness from the attack of that mutated ant monster?
….That, I felt safe and warm after picking up on your scent as I sank deeper into an empty and endless dark void?’
There was no word in this world adequate enough to describe what she felt back then.
‘Even if I explain it, he’d only say that I’ve gone mad.’
Her heart began beating faster after she learned of Hunter Seong Jin-Woo really being there. She felt so relieved, knowing that she wasn’t imagining things.
She discovered that she wanted Jin-Woo to be by her side in the worst case scenario of her being unable to escape from the cold blade of death.
‘….To think, it’d be like ‘please be right by my side until my final moments’.’
How could she even attempt saying that, when just thinking about it made her blush uncontrollably?
That was an impossible task for Cha Hae-In who didn’t know anything about a normal girl’s sensibilities. That was why she finally spoke up an answer she cooked up before coming here.
“…To be more comfortable.”
She raised her head to meet Jin-Woo’s gaze and continue on with the rest.
“I wish to be live more comfortably….”
Although it wasn’t exactly what she tried to say, it wasn’t a complete lie, either.
She couldn’t even lift her head properly from all the horrendous stink when high-ranked Hunters were standing next to her. But, in contrast, she felt her mind getting peaceful in the presence of Jin-Woo.
The meaning of Cha Hae-In’s ‘comfortable’ was precisely that.
Jin-Woo didn’t interpret the meaning that way, but still, he could understand where she was coming from. He slowly nodded his head from her answer.
She apparently wanted to leave a big Guild like the Hunters, and spend a more ‘comfortable’ time in a far smaller Guild like his.
According to Jin-Woo’s knowledge, Cha Hae-In was either twenty-two or twenty-three years old.
‘I’m sure the burden that a rank S must carry would be pretty heavy for a woman in her early twenties.’
Especially more so, after she felt the threat of death during the Jeju Island raid.
Jin-Woo could easily understand her feelings as he too felt like abandoning everything and running away from it all countless times, back when he still worked for the Association.
Unfortunately for her….
‘Although her plight is pitiable, but…..’
But, he couldn’t just accept her like that.
Why would he have named the Guild ‘Solo Play’? That was because he planned to book dungeons using the name of his Guild and clear them all by himself.
And by hiring a rank S Hunter with huge salaries, someone he didn’t even need in the first place and wasn’t planning to put to work either, he’d be committing a massive wastage on a national scale.
‘If I reject a rank S Hunter who’s willing to waive the contract signing fee and join my Guild without a proper reason, it’s going to look pretty suspicious.’
That was why Jin-Woo quickly came up with a plan.
It was quite absurd. An S rank hunter that too vice master of a great guild wanted to join Sung’s newly founded guild. The penalty too was going to be high for hunter Cha. So, Jin Woo tried his best to take out the actual reason out of hunter Cha’s mind. It was quite obvious that Cha Hae In was interested in Jin Woo and she wanted to be with him even at the cost of everything. But Jin Woo was unable to understand that to be precise he ruled out that possibility for now. And asked Cha why she wanted to join his guild. She replied she wanted a comfortable life. Comfortable life well yeah even hunters would want to live normally. Still Sung Jin Woo wasn’t going to let her off with that so he devised a plan.
Hunter Cha and the test:
“Actually, our Guild has an admittance test you need to go through.”
“Pardon? But, the job posting didn’t specify anything li….”
Jin-Woo quickly cut off Cha Hae-In’s flustered words.
“This rule is pretty new, so it’s possible that the Vice-Master may have made a small error.”
The glow in Cha Hae-In’s eyes became quite serious at the mention of a test.
“What kind of a test is it?”
Jin-Woo was inwardly taken by surprise from her reaction.
‘This gal, she was really serious?’
Because of her professional pride, he expected her to quit after being told about taking a test. However, Cha Hae-In acted the exact opposite. No, she was actually burning up even hotter with the desire to win.
He could sense her fervor hidden behind that expressionless mask of hers.
‘Is she the type to face any fight coming her way head-on?’
Or, was this the case of misplaced pride?
Whatever the case may have been, Jin-Woo couldn’t back off now while staying it was all a misunderstanding.
“It’s to win against the summoned creature I pick.”
He swore that he heard the physical sound of a crack forming on her ego.
‘Seong Jin-Woo Hunter-nim, is that how low your assessment of me is?’
What a mysterious thing this was. He only looked into her eyes briefly, yet it felt like her voice could be heard so clearly inside his head.
However, Cha Hae-In didn’t display any of her thoughts and asked in her usual collected manner.
“Which summon will you pick?”
“For you, Cha Hunter-nim, I’ll especially have to pick the strongest one.”
She wasn’t backing down here.
Most likely, she wouldn’t have dreamed it in her wildest imaginations, regarding who became the latest addition to Jin-Woo’s summoned creatures – no, his Shadow Army collection.
Jin-Woo thought that, since her will to win was so strong, she’d give up on her own after tasting defeat. He immediately agreed to the bout.
“Okay, let’s do it.”
“When will the test be?”
Jin-Woo wanted to establish his Guild as soon as possible, so he didn’t want to waste any more time on Cha Hae-In. Since he came up with this idea, he might as well do it now.
The location would be the gymnasium of the Hunter’s Association.
A rank S Hunter could rent out the gymnasium whenever he felt like it. It was one of the many special privileges afforded to rank S Hunters.
Cha Hae-In nodded her head. She too wanted to move things along as quickly as possible. They both stood up at the same time as if they made a promise to do that.
It was then, a certain thought flashed past his brain. He quickly called out to Cha Hae-In as she was about to turn the door handle.
“Cha Hunter-nim, please wait.”
“There’s no need to go that way.”
Cha Hae-In formed a confused expression.
There was only one door in the conference suite. He obviously wasn’t suggesting that they should jump out of the window, so….
Jin-Woo quickly walked over to her unmoving frame.
“I have a quicker way of getting there, actually.”
“But, I must be touching you if I’m to use this method, so will it be alright with you?”
Cha Hae-In recalled what Baek Yun-Ho told her about the situation back then. He said that, as all the members of the Korean assault team found themselves in a life-or-death situation, Hunter Seong Jin-Woo suddenly popped up behind him.
‘Is he trying to show me that skill?’
She quickly swallowed her dry saliva and looked up at Jin-Woo’s face that was now much closer than her initial expectations.
“Sorry about this.”
Jin-Woo lightly embraced her.
He thought that such a light hug wouldn’t mean anything to her since he had carried her unconscious frame around inside the ant tunnel, but Cha Hae-In’s face was rapidly dyeing in a beet-red colour.
However, she didn’t struggle or try to get out of his embrace.
‘….His nice scent.’
While her face was getting progressively redder and redder, Jin-Woo cautiously held her to make sure they wouldn’t get separated and finished getting ready.
‘Okay, all done.’
There was this thing he wanted to confirm. And he wouldn’t find as good an opportunity as this one in the future.
“It might get a little dizzy.”
Well, he felt that the first time, so there.
Cha Hae-In only then wrapped her arms around Jin-Woo and whispered her reply.
Jin-Woo raised his head up to his front and issued a command in his mind.
Two of them soundlessly got sucked into the shadow beneath their feet.
It was right at that moment Yu Jin-Ho opened the door and entered the conference suite. He ran out to the local convenience store to buy some refreshments after thinking that the talk might go on for a bit.
“Please, drink these while you two ch….”
A High Orc Shadow Soldier met Yu Jin-Ho’s gaze, and as if he was feeling a bit sheepish over something, scratched the back of his head.
The tray in Yu Jin-Ho’s hand crashed to the floor, and cups of liquid refreshment shattered from the impact.
“W-what the hell?!”
Yu Jin-Ho freaked out grandly and blinked his eyes, but the High Orc soldier was gone without a trace.
‘B-b-but, I definitely….!!’
He rubbed his eyes hard and shook his head to regain his composure. He took another look at his surroundings, but he couldn’t spot a single trace of the monster anywhere.
‘….I guess I’ve been working too hard recently.’
Yup, that must be it, what with seeing a hallucination and all.
Yu Jin-Ho tilted his head and scanned the conference suite one more time, before turning around to find a mop to clean up the mess on the floor. But then….
A thought entered his mind and stopped his feet from moving again.
“Where did hyung-nim and Cha Hae-In Hunter-nim disappear to?”
Jin Woo told her that she needed to pass an admittance test first. The test was to fight with one of his summons. Well telling an S rank just to hold his summon may crush their pride. After all, they are S rank hunters and the nation’s pride. Still, hunter Cha swallowed her pride and said where would this match be? Jin Woo was quite surprised by her dedication. It was like she wanted to join his guild at all costs! The location for the match would be the gymnasium of the Hunter’s Association. It had the best barrier so naturally, it would become the best place to fight. And of course, Jin-Woo used the shadow exchange to get there with Cha Hae In. Well, she had quite a bit of trouble mentally as she was too close to Jin Woo! <3
Chairman detects their presence :
The office of the Association President, located on the top floor of the main building.
One could clearly see not just other Association buildings but the surrounding scenery when sitting inside this office.
The Association President was in the middle of going through a report, but then, his gaze abruptly shifted over to the window. There should have been no one inside the gymnasium, but the lights there came on just now.
Goh Gun-Hui tilted his head slightly, before picking up his phone to speak to his PA.
– “Yes, sir?”
“Did someone book out the gymnasium today?”
– “….Sir, I confirmed and no one has booked it today.”
“Is that so?”
Goh Gun-Hui covered the phone’s receiver and organised his thoughts for a bit, before speaking to his subordinate again.
“Can you send the CCTV feed from the gymnasium into my office?”
– “Yes, sir. Please hold on.”
Shortly thereafter, the live feed was displayed on the giant TV occupying the entire wall of his office. And that’s when he got to see Seong Jin-Woo and Cha Hae-In hugging each other inside the gymnasium.
Stunned by what he saw, Goh Gun-Hui hurriedly coughed to clear his throat. He looked over and over again, but it was definitely those two. He then tilted his head again.
‘Did those two people have such a relationship?’
But then again, the very first person Hunter Cha Hae-In searched for when she regained consciousness briefly inside the helicopter was none other than Hunter Seong Jin-Woo.
‘It seems that I was very slow on the uptake, huh.’
A content smile spread on Goh Gun-Hui’s face as he gazed at the two young people on the TV screen.
Both of them requested for their private information to be protected as soon as they got their rank S licences. Even then, there was not one person in this country who didn’t know Cha Hae-In, or for that matter, Seong Jin-Woo.
So, if two such people wished to spend some quiet time together, there would be no better place than the Association’s gymnasium after the closing time.
To think, they’d chose a gymnasium as their date venue, quite unlike the youths of today. What a wonderfully wholesome date this was.
Goh Gun-Hui maintained a heartwarming smile and shook his head wryly.
‘Yup, being young is indeed wonderful.’
He reached out to the resting phone’s receiver and picked it up once more.
“I’m sorry about this, but I want you to switch off all the CCTV feed coming from the gymnasium.”
– “Sir? But….”
“Just say that today was the maintenance day in the records.”
– “I understand, sir.”
The giant TV screen in the President’s office showing the CCTV feed switched off as soon as he ended the call. Goh Gun-Hui took one last look at the gymnasium and returned to perusing the report, a grin still etched on his lips.
But, it was then.
The surface of the water in his cup vibrated softly as he sensed a minute tremor coming from the gymnasium’s direction.
Goh Gun-Hui didn’t bother to look at the gymnasium and simply carried on smiling.
‘Indeed, being young is the best.’
Chairman Goh was as usual in his chamber when he noticed the lights of gymnasium. He thought who would be there today! He asked his staffs and they said nobody should be there as no appointment have been made. So he checked the CCTV footage and discovered Miss cha and Mister Sung. He misinterpreted that they were in a relationship and wanted private time. Not only that he also asked to cancel the CCTV cameras. Hunter Goh also remembers his youth. He got nostalgia.
The battle begins:
“It’s safe now, so….”
Jin-Woo lightly grasped her wrists and unwrapped her arms around his waist.
“….You don’t have to hold on to me anymore.”
Cha Hae-In lightly rubbed her wrists he had grasped and wordlessly nodded her head.
“Okay. Let’s get started.”
Jin-Woo walked out of the corner the High Orc Shadow Soldier was probably hiding in, and strode towards the centre of the gymnasium.
She too followed behind him only to remember that she left her sword back in her car. Although a weapon was an indispensable tool for her trade, it would be quite rude to visit someone else’s office fully armed, now wouldn’t it?
Cha Hae-In quickly spoke to him.
“I left my weapon back in my car…..”
“It’ll be fine.”
Cha Hae-In shifted her gaze towards the storage located within the gymnasium.“I’m sure there will be a weapon I can borrow in the storage.”
A light gleamed within Jin-Woo’s eyes after learning of something new. She walked up to the storage and diagonally swiped her Hunter licence on the electronic lock found on the side of the door.
That prompted the storage door to automatically slide open.
Rows of not-too-shabby-looking spare weapons were displayed inside the storage. Looking into the interior from a bit of distance away, Jin-Woo was inwardly impressed by the preparedness of the Hunter’s Association.
‘So, there was even stuff like this inside the Association….’
He wondered where all those high taxes Hunters had to fork out over the years ended up, but it looked like they were being put to good use. Cha Hae-In scanned the displayed items before picking up a sword similar in length to the one she’d been using and exited from the storage.
‘So, calling out my soldier is next, right?’
As if to prove that she wasn’t joking about being ready, a sharp, focused aura oozed out of her. Against someone like her, any ol’ regular soldier would be sliced up into tiny pieces in no time.
That’s why, Jin-Woo called for the best card he could bring out under the current circumstances.
A small portion separated from Jin-Woo’s shadow and moved away a couple of steps from him. Then a black knight rose up from the unmoving shadow.
The jet-black armour and the helm; the red plumage attached to the helm, extending all the way down to his waist. The best sword-wielding Shadow Soldier in his army. It was Igrit.
‘I told her that I’d be summoning the most powerful guy out, but…’
But, he thought that calling out Beru was a bit too much. Jin-Woo couldn’t bring Beru out when considering the potential mental shock she could suffer after seeing him again.
As for Fangs, he might end up destroying the gymnasium, so he was excluded. That’s why he chose Igrit.
‘Yup, at the end of the day, it can only be you.’
Jin-Woo knew he made the right call when looking at the wide, dependable back of Igrit. But then…..
“Mister Seong Jin-Woo.”
Jin-Woo shifted his gaze over to Cha Hae-In.
“What are the conditions for victory and defeat?”
When he heard her icy voice that was cold enough to instantly freeze the listener’s heart, his belief began wavering somewhat. Jin-Woo pondered a bit before making his reply.
“Either my summon is destroyed, or Cha Hunter-nim admits defeat first.”
Cha Hae-In briefly nodded her head. Then, unsheathed the sword she got from the storage.
She was only holding a simple, plain magic sword one could buy pretty much anywhere, but even then, the aura oozing out of her was still quite incredible to behold.
‘Yup, she’s definitely strong.’
Jin-Woo could sense it. Her surging aura, after she decided to get serious, was definitely fitting for a woman whose skills were rated as the best even among the rank S Hunters.
Igrit also unsheathed his sword. As a matter of fact, he was now holding a longsword each in his hands. Even then, Jin-Woo couldn’t help but think that Igrit would be defeated by her at this rate.
‘Wait a sec…. Didn’t she say that it doesn’t really matter what weapon it was, right?’
Jin-Woo recalled what she said just now and a smile floated up on his lips as he asked her for a small favour.
“Can you turn around for a second, please?”
Cha Hae-In tilted her head for a bit, but didn’t complain and turned around as he asked. Using that gap, Jin-Woo summoned the ‘Demon King’s Longsword’ out of his Inventory and handed it over to Igrit.
By saying that she didn’t mind what weapon she used, it could also be interpreted as she didn’t mind what weapon her opponent was using.
Having been bestowed a sword straight from his sovereign, Igrit tried to kneel down to express his profound gratitude, but Jin-Woo quickly stopped him.
‘I’m telling you, you don’t have to stand on ceremony all the time, you know?’
If only Iron could learn half of Igrit’s attitude….
In any case, the preparation was done, so Jin-Woo called out to Cha Hae-In again.
“It’s fine now.”
She turned around and spotted Igit now holding a brand new sword that crackled with blue arcs of electricity. Which he clearly wasn’t holding a minute ago.
“Will it be fine if we start now?”
Jin-Woo pretended to not notice anything and asked her if she was good to go.
Cha Hae-In, having already agreed to do this, could only say yes again with a begrudging expression.
“Okay then, begin.”
Soon after Jin-Woo signalled the beginning, Igrit swung the ‘Demon King’s Longsword’ to activate its passive ability as his opening attack.
A strand of lightning flew in a straight line at Cha Hae-In. She flinched for the briefest of brief moments. But then, like an agile cat, she bent her upper body back and evaded the lightning.
The wall of the gymnasium was scorched jet-black after getting struck by the stray lightning.
Cha Hae-In righted her torso and sent her sharp glare in Jin-Woo’s direction, but he averted his gaze to stare into the distance, still pretending to not notice a thing.
Because of hunter Cha, Jin-Woo learned about the weapon storage of the association which can be used to get weapons. So without wasting time, the battle started. He said that hunter Cha needs to defeat his summon to end the fight although she can give up in the middle of the fight. He brought Igrit out although he lied saying this is his most powerful summon. So the battle commenced. Hunter Cha vs Igrit!
What will happen next?
Stay tuned hunters.
Solo Leveling Chapter 111 release date –
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