The Extra’s Survival – Chapter 206: Working Hard ls AlsoA Talent

Chapter 206: Working Hard ls AlsoA Talent

Neil watched the scene with heart wrenching pain.

Even after his best efforts, he wasn’t able to get the third place which should have belonged to him.

All his hard work was for naught and just like the previous year, all his accomplishments had been overshadowed.

Looking at people’s loud cheers, bursting with a joyous mood as the winner went up to the stage, Neil didn’t wait to see the scene and turned back to leave.

His back looked lonely which had given up on all hopes and aspirations.

No matter how hard he worked and struggled to get out of the swallow pond trying to soar into the sky, a fish will always be a fish at the end of the day who can’t develop wings and fly into the sky.

Hard work betrays none, it was all just some stupid bullshit that someone came up with.

Entering the hallway to the changing room, he hit the wall trying to express his anger.

“Why..?”

“Why only my life sucks?”

“Why am I the only one who is being discarded?”

“Why do I have to tolerate all this?”

“Why is this damn life only unfair to me?”

Neil shouted with a burst of emotion as small tears trickled down his cheeks and he was about to punch the wall again when he heard another voice that stopped him in his tracks.

“Life and fairness…Since when does life treat everybody fairly?”

“You sure know how to jest.”

“Life is only unfair to you…Who the hell told you that?”

Neil heard a mocking tone that disgusted him.

Neil gritted his teeth in anger and turned to see a golden-eyed boy who had an amusing expression on his face staring at him with a large grin on his face which made him think that this guy was looking down on him.

Neil frowned on seeing Lucas here who belongs to the Hero Course.

Seeing him making fun of the situation, Neil was about to lash at Lucas and wanted to scream.

“Do you think you can look down on me and bring me down just because you achieved something great?”

“So, what if you achieved rank two? So what if you become the strongest of your batch, that doesn’t mean you can look down on me.”Neil shouted fiercely at Lucas.

Lucas chuckled and found Neil’s expression quiet but his expression became serious as he looked at Neil and said”You don’t want others to look down on you so why are you looking down on yourself.”

“You know you have done great and that is what matters.”

‘What the hell did you know?’

‘You have all the necessities of life and might have been born with a silver spoon.’

But Neil froze in the middle as he knew about Lucas.

The whole academy probably knew about him already.

He had a bronze bloodline and came from a commoner house like him.

Most of the people in the Hero support course don’t even have a grade in the bloodline but since bloodline is an important factor in other courses being born with a bronze bloodline would surely put him at a disadvantageous position.

Moreover, this guy before him crawled up in the ranks from bottom feeder to the top of the chain in just a mere year.

“Why are you here?” Neil asked as he observed Lucas.

“I was just observing your match,” Lucas said and paused.”You are quite talented Neil.”

The words rang like thunder in Neil’s ears and he felt that this was the biggest joke he had ever heard in his life.

“You seemed to be a funny person, Lucas. Anyone can tell at a glance that I have got no talent. I need to work hard to reach this punny level in blacksmithing.”Neil muttered with a self-deprecating smile.

Lucas walked toward him and patted his shoulder and said”Don’t you know that even working hard is also talent? Not everyone can work hard. Many geniuses overestimate themselves and don’t work hard leaving everything to talent”

“You already have the greatest talent, Neil, don’t waste it?”

“So, Neil, tell me. Why don’t we make a deal where both sides get the profit?” Lucas spoke while his lips curled upwards which formed a gentle smile on his face.

Neil looked at Lucas’s smile with a frowning expression.

He didn’t know why but felt that he was making a deal with the devil who had appeared in human clothing.

“What do you mean by that?” Neil asked cautiously while trying to step a little.

“Neil, the thing you are lacking severely is proper guidance, isn’t it?”

Neil nodded his head subconsciously on hearing Lucas’s words.

“If I say, I know someone who can give you proper guidance though he might not be the best, he is surely one of the best blacksmiths that I have seen, so will you follow me,” Lucas spoke.

Neil’s eyeball widened for a moment on hearing Lucas’s words and he started to ponder carefully.

“Why did you only pick me when there are talented ones out there?” Neil asked Lucas while pointing at those who won the match.

“Neil, I will not lie. You seemed to be easy to deal with. Your case looked good for easy picking.”

Neil almost fell back when he heard Lucas’s words who just gave him a straight reply.

‘Don’t people usually sugarcoat their words and sprinkle some pleasantries in this case? Moreover, you didn’t have to give such a blunt reply and speak things directly while giving your answer.’Neil muttered inwardly.

“Hey Man! Don’t pass out like that.” Lucas muttered while waving his hand in front of Neil.

Neil snapped out of his thoughts and flinched back a little when he saw Lucas was standing close to him.

“Give me some time to think about it. I want to weigh the pros and cons.” Neil replied.

“You have three days exactly. If you don’t reply within the stipulated time. Our deal will be bill and void.”

“Do you understand?”

“Moreover, stop behaving like that. You make me feel like I am a molester who came to molest you.” Lucas spoke with an irritated tone as he saw Neil moving back with every step Lucas took as if he was trying to put some distance between both of them.

Neil averted his eyes seeing Lucas’s glare.

Lucas sighed and turned back to leave while Neil looked at Lucas back with many unfounded emotions.

….,…

The Inter-Academy Battle cup officially ended after running for more than one and half months.

Lucas was called by Miss Ami for an important discussion.

CLANK!

Lucas arrived exactly at the stipulated time and saw Fredrick and Rose already present on the scene.

Seeing both of them, Lucas guessed the contents of the meeting.

Lucas walked and stood beside Fredrick while Ami was reading some documents.

Ami rolled her eyes and gave a gentle cough.

“Hmmm.”

“Today, I have called you to discuss something important.” Ami stood up while pulling out a black box from the drawer.

“You three have achieved top ranks in the First Year. But your journey is not over now; rather, it’s the beginning of a new phase in your life.”

”Which is to perform well in Ralph where many people come to see the circus,” Lucas muttered softly

“You have to participate in the Challenger Cup which will be held in Ralph as always.”Am I spoke while giving Lucas a sharp glare.

“You might have already heard about the Challenger cup where the stronger warriors of the respective years are selected and honored.”

“Which also puts a death list on your head,” Lucas said, which made both Fredrick and Rose laugh a little.

Ami glared at Lucas for interrupting her again.

“I am telling the truth, Miss Ami. What would happen if we won and we met maniacs here and there challenging us.” Lucas asked with a genuine curiosity because it happened with Fredrick where many tried to show their strength and use him as a stepping stone.

Lucas doesn’t want such things where someone pops out of nowhere and issues a challenge.

“You don’t have to worry about things so far ahead. You just need to focus for now.” Ami spoke.

“Now, I am giving you a special badge.” Ami odded and opened the box which contained a tree mini eagle with a cross sword under its foot which is also the symbol of the Royal Flag of Cyprus.

“After a month you have a final exam and after it, you all have a one-month holiday and after your return, the whole academy will have a trip to Ralph.”

“But you can’t be negligent. With this badge, you will have an unlimited supply of training resources like potions, training artifacts, and many other things accessible to you.”

Lucas’s eyes glowed with more excitement as he was going to have many free things.

“By the way, this is valid until Challenger. After that, there will be no more special treatment.”

Fredrick and Lucas were too busy to hear Ami’s words and quickly took the badges.

Lucas was already lost in thought about how much he could plunder within the stipulated time.

List of Chapters
Chapter 1 - New Beginning
Chapter 2 - New Beginning 2
Chapter 3 - Hunting
Chapter 4 - Hunting 2
Chapter 5 - Shopping Spree
Chapter 6 - Welcome To Horizon
Chapter 7 - Combat Training
Chapter 8 - Drifting Sword
Chapter 9 - Life At Horizon
Chapter 10 - Life At Horizon[2]
Chapter 11 - Plans Going Astray
Chapter 12 - Sparring Sessions
Chapter 13 - Sparring Session [2]
Chapter 14 - Breakthrough
Chapter 15 - Dungeon
Chapter 16 - Dungeon 2
Chapter 17 - Dungeon 3
Chapter 18 - Dungeon 4
Chapter 19 - Mystery Behind Lucas Awakening
Chapter 20 - Skies
Chapter 21 - Exploring A Dungeon
Chapter 22 - Dungeon Exploration [2]
Chapter 23 - Exploring Dungeon [3]
Chapter 24 - Dungeon Exploration [4]
Chapter 25 - Upgrade
Chapter 26 - Attributes
Chapter 27 - Partners
Chapter 28 - Getting In Trouble Is My Hobby
Chapter 29 - Getting In Trouble Is My Hobby[2]
Chapter 30 - Getting Into Trouble Is My Hobby[3]
Chapter 31 - Witnessing Destruction
Chapter 32 - [BonusChapter] : Hunter Association
Chapter 33 - Meeting Roan
Chapter 34 - Meeting Roan[2]
Chapter 35 - Exams
Chapter 36 - Exams[2]
Chapter 37 - Exam[3]
Chapter 38 - Undercurrent
Chapter 39 - Emergency
Chapter 40 - Emergency[2]
Chapter 41 - Emergency[3]
Chapter 42 - Aftermath
Chapter 43 - Aftermath[2]
Chapter 44 - Gathering
Chapter 45 - Slave Tradering
Chapter 46 - Saving Slaves
Chapter 47 - Infiltration
Chapter 48 - Infiltration[2]
Chapter 49 - Burn It Down
Chapter 50 - Vision
Chapter 51 - Results
Chapter 52 - Hellish Training Program
Chapter 53 - Hellish Training Program[2]
Chapter 54 - Hellish Training Program[3]
Chapter 55 - Hellish Training Program[4]
Chapter 56 - Student Council
Chapter 57 - Student Council[2]
Chapter 58 - Club
Chapter 59 - Club[2]
Chapter 60 - Club[3]
Chapter 61 - Club[4]
Chapter 62 - Club [5]
Chapter 63 - Club[6]
Chapter 64 - Hail Morgana
Chapter 65 - Big Brother Lucas
Chapter 66 - Salus
Chapter 67 - Sparing Session 2.0
Chapter 68 - Royal Invitation
Chapter 69 - Meeting Princess
Chapter 70 - Meeting Princess[2]
Chapter 71 - Meeting Princess[3]
Chapter 72 - Bootlicking For The First Time
Chapter 73 - The First Day With Princess
Chapter 74 - The First Day With Princess[2]
Chapter 75 - Visiting A Blacksmith
Chapter 76 - Visiting A Blacksmith[2]
Chapter 77 - Combat Training With Roan
Chapter 78 - Expedition
Chapter 79 - Expedition[2]
Chapter 80 - Expedetion[3]
Chapter 81 - Trapped
Chapter 82 - Trapped[2]
Chapter 83 - Trapped[3]
Chapter 84 - Trapped [4]
Chapter 85 - Trapped[5]
Chapter 86 - Confrontation
Chapter 87 - Confrontation[2]
Chapter 88 - Confrontation[3]
Chapter 89 - Its My Turn To Rampage
Chapter 90 - Its My Turn To Rampage[2]
Chapter 91 - Its My Turn To Rampage[3]
Chapter 92 - 2-Star Vs D Rank
Chapter 93 - 2-Star Vs D Rank[2]
Chapter 94 - Unexpected Encounter
Chapter 95 - Unexpected Encounter[2]
Chapter 96 - Forest Of Darkness
Chapter 97 - Forest Of Darkness[2]
Chapter 98 - Forest Of Drakness[3]
Chapter 99 : Aler City
Chapter 100: Aler City[2]
Chapter 101: A Small Scruffle
Chapter 102: Beginning Of The Nightmare
Chapter 103: Beginning Of The Nightmare[2]
Chapter 104: Beginning Of The Nightmare[3]
Chapter 105: The Beginning Of The Nightmare[4]
Chapter 106: The Beginning Of The Nightmare[5]
Chapter 107: The Beginning Of The Nightmare[6]
Chapter 108: The Beginning Of The Nightmare[7]
Chapter 109: Descend Of The Nightmare
Chapter 110: Descend Of The Nightmare[2]
Chapter 111: The Princess Entered The Battlefield
Chapter 112: The Seed Of Darkness
Chapter 113 Fighting The Giant Calamity
Chapter 114: Facing The Giant Calamity[2]
Chapter 115 Facing The Giant Calamity[3]
Chapter 116: The Appearance Of The Myth
Chapter 117: The One, Before Whom Even The Myth Trembles
Chapter 118: The One, Before Whom Even Myth Trembles[2]
Chapter 119: The One, Before Whom Even The Myth Trembles[3]
Chapter 120: A Storm Is About To Rise
Chapter 121.1: The Mystery Had Become More Mysterious
Chapter 121.2: The Mystery Had Became More Mysterious[2]
Chapter 122: Changes In System
Chapter 123: Waking Up
Chapter 124: Fighting With An Lnstructor
Chapter 125: Working As A Butler
Chapter 126: Working As AButler[2]
Chapter 127: Visiting FrostHousehold
Chapter 128: Visiting FrostHousehold[2]
Chapter 129: Visiting FrostHousehold[3]
Chapter 130: The Grand Parade
Chapter 131: The Grand Parade[2]
Chapter 132: Bombing At Plaza
Chapter 133: Bombing At Plaza[2]
Chapter 134: Bombing At Plaza[3]
Chapter 135: Terrorizing Them
Chapter 136: Terrorizing Them[2]
Chapter 137: Terrorizing Them[3]
Chapter 138 : Terrorizing Them[4]
Chapter 139: Torturing The Demon
Chapter 140: Torturing TheDemon[2]
Chapter 141: Tardus Descendit
Chapter 142: Ready For Business
Chapter 143: The Golden Lion
Chapter 144: Beginning Of InterAcademy Battle
Chapter 145: Beginning Of Inter-Academy Battle[2]
Chapter 146: Sanctum OfDespondence
Chapter 147 : Sanctum Of Despondence[2]
Chapter 148: Sanctum OfDespondence[3]
Chapter 149: Sanctum ofDespondence[4]
Chapter 150 :Fighting A DemonicUndead
Chapter 151: Fighting A DemonicUndead[2]
Chapter 152: Inside The Temple
Chapter 153: Boss Monster
Chapter 154: Boss Monster[2]
Chapter 155: Boss Monster[3]
Chapter 156: Death Knight
Chapter 157: Death Knight[2]
Chapter 158: Getting Out
Chapter 159: Moving To NextRound
Chapter 160: The Beginning Of HisNightmare
Chapter 161: The Beginning Of HisNightmare[2]
Chapter 162: The Beginning Of HisNightmare[3]
Chapter 163: Rejecting The Offer
Chapter 164: Lucas Vs Valentina
Chapter 165: Six Individuals WhoWould Shoulder The Burden
Chapter 166: Roans Agony AndResolution
Chapter 167 : Phantom ReversalTechnique
Chapter 168: This Daddy Ls NotAfraid Of You
Chapter 169: Fate Ls Not Playing ByRules,Fighting Rank 8 Ln Round 32
Chapter 170: Breakthrough In TheMiddle OF The Fight
Chapter 171 : Guidance
Chapter 172: Guidance[2]
Chapter 173: Round 8
Chapter 174: Reaching The Semi-Final
Chapter 175: Reminiscing The PastAnd Talks About The Recent Events
Chapter 176: Semi Final Round1:Lucas Vs Charles
Chapter 177: Lucas Vs Charles[2]
Chapter 178: Lucas Vs Charles[3]
Chapter 179: Lucas Vs Charles[4]
Chapter 180: Rose Vs Fredrick
Chapter 181: Rose Vs Fredrick[2]
Chapter 182: The Reign OfDarkness Would Begin
Chapter 183: Ls Lt A Sword Or AStick?
Chapter 184: The Might Of TheProtagonist
Chapter 185: The Might Of TheProtagonist[2]
Chapter 186: The Might Of TheProtagonist[3]
Chapter 187: The Defeat Of TodayWill Be The Reason Of My VictoryTomorrow
Chapter 188: What Do You Think OfHim
Chapter 189: Puzzling Situation
Chapter 190: Princess Secret Place
Chapter 191: Princess SecretHideout[2]
Chapter 192: Death Ls The OnlyThing That Can Bring Us Solace
Chapter 193: Thier Tale
Chapter 194: Cant L Keep ThisStick..... Mean This Sword.
Chapter 195: What Ls The Name OfThis World
Chapter 196: Exitus:TheForthcoming Of The End
Chapter 197: Exitus:TheForthcoming Of The End[2]
Chapter 198: Julian Vs will
Chapter 199: Julian Vs will[2]
Chapter 200: Julian Vs will[3]
Chapter 201: The Empress Of lce
Chapter 202: The Empress Of lce[2]
Chapter 203: The Cure
Chapter 204: The Cure[2]
Chapter 205: His Next Slave
Chapter 206: Working Hard ls AlsoA Talent
Chapter 207: l Brought A Gift For You
Chapter 208: Black Market Auction
Chapter 209: Black MarketAuction[2]
Chapter 210: Black Market Auction[2]
Chapter 211:Sorting Things Out[2]
Chapter 212: Sorting Things Out[2]
Chapter 213: Trapped ln Dungeon
Chapter 214: Breaking Free From The Shackles
Chapter 215: Boss Monster
Chapter 216: Boss Monster[2]
Chapter 217: Boss Monster[3]
Chapter 218: Meeting Will Reeves
Chapter 219: Meeting Will Reeves
Chapter 220: Gift From Princess
Chapter 221: Farewell
Chapter 222: Revenge
Chapter 223: l Am Back
Chapter 224: l Am Back[2]
Chapter 225: Recurring Nightmare
Chapter 226:Bloodline Upgrade Potion
Chapter 227: Bloodline Upgrade Potion[2]
Chapter 228: Bloodline Upgrade Potion[3]
Chapter 229: Make Sure To Have A Health lnsurance
Chapter 230: Orc Invasion
Chapter 231:Orc Invasion
Chapter 232: Orc lnvasion[2]
Chapter 233: Orc Invasion[3]
Chapter 234: Orc Invasion[4]