The RoFan Novel Fan Has Reincarnated Into A Martial Arts Novel - Chapter 5
The RoFan Novel Fan Has Reincarnated Into A Martial Arts Novel
Chapter 5: If You’re Ignorant, You’ll Get What You Deserve – That’s The Way Of The World
Hwangbo Yeon had repeatedly whispered a phrase to herself while practicing alone in an empty training ground. It was a chilling word that had penetrated her short life, now spoken aloud through her willpower.
As she uttered the word, Yeon became acutely aware of the path she must follow. She resolved to live as Hwangbo Yeon and change the miserable future she had to endure simply because of her unfortunate birth. This would be her way of repaying Hwangbo Yeon, whose life she was living in her place.
With her determination, the barrier that had separated Yeon and Hwangbo Yeon crumbled. Hwangbo Jeonggun listened to his daughter’s confession and slowly nodded.
His eyes turned red, and he seemed to be deeply pondering something before continuing in a choked voice.
“…I understand. Thank you, Yeon.”
Although his statement was brief and left out many details, Yeon sensed the sincerity behind it. In that moment, the hearts of the two, who had been at odds in the original story, were united.
Yeon didn’t realize it, but it was a much more significant seed of change than retaliating against Paeng Donghu.
In response, Yeon, who had become a different person, thanked Hwangbo Jeonggun.
“Father, I’m the one who’s grateful.”
* * *
After Hwangbo Jeonggun left, the sound of the closing door mixed with the gradually fading footsteps were heard. Yeon remained seated on the bed, taking a deep breath and exhaling loudly.
“Phew. Well, I guess I managed to get through this.”
Although Yeon had expressed sincere words, she felt impatient. If Hwangbo Jeonggun had been a little less fond of his daughter and more cold-hearted, it would have been much easier for her.
Yeon sat quietly, organizing her thoughts after overcoming the difficult situation. She knew that changing the outcome of the original work would not be an easy task. Even though Paeng Donghu had been disgraced, the Paeng Clan still had significant power. The bigger problem was the Baehwa Sect that was quietly growing somewhere.
In the novel, the Baehwa Sect’s leader was depicted as the most formidable villain with no equal. Currently, hardly anyone knew of his existence, but when he entered the Central Plains, everything would be over because of his thorough underground work.
He was a villain who combined absolute martial arts with meticulousness. As a result, the Central Plains, which had been accustomed to peace, would be trampled underfoot by him and the Baehwa Sect.
Yeon was unsure of how the Baehwa Sect leader had died, or if he had even died at all. This was because she had never watched the ending of 『The Unrivaled Martial Artist』.
‘It’s not a bad ending, is it?’
‘I regret not enduring the boredom if I had known this would happen.’ she added with a heavy sigh.
However, Yeon took some solace in the fact that there was still time left. The sect leader did not appear until the middle part of the fairly long 『The Unrivaled Martial Artist』. Since Yeon waking up was only at the beginning of the story, there was still a long way to go. Until then, she had to do everything possible to disrupt the Baehwa Sect’s plans.
Yeon’s goal was to delay the sect leader’s entry into the Central Plains as much as possible. After that……
‘I don’t know. That’s something the protagonist of 『The Unrivaled Martial Artist』 should take care of, not me.’
Rubbing her head to clear her thoughts, Yeon realized that worrying alone about the safety of the Central Plains in a martial arts world was futile. It would not be an easy problem to solve, and ultimately, there was only one solution: she had to become stronger herself.
Yeon had never considered herself weak, but she had learned something while fighting Paeng Donghu. First of all, he was not a proper martial artist. That’s why such a disaster happened, as he did not even use his internal strength and was careless.
However, if she were to face a proper martial artist, despite her pride, she might lose because she did not know much about this type of martial art yet. Just like how shooting a gun was different from boxing.
Yeon only knew about internal strength and martial arts from Hwangbo Yeon’s memories, and she had not experienced them herself. Therefore, she needed to directly collide with them and train herself.
Upon entering the martial arts world, Yeon knew she had to abide by its rules. Despite feeling fatigued from training in another world, she understood the importance of discipline.
‘What choice do I have? If you’re ignorant, you’ll get what you deserve – that’s the way of the world.’
Yeon rose from her bed and began her routine of fundamental exercises and breathing techniques – the building blocks of martial arts training in this world.
The Hwangbo Clan’s signature move was Sumi – The Heavenly King’s Divine Power. While the clan had never claimed dominance over the martial arts world, this technique remained unmatched.
Closing her eyes, Yeon relied on Hwangbo Yeon’s memories to access her internal strength. Though once dormant, it gradually awakened in response to Yeon’s will. Her internal strength was formidable, evident at first glance. Hwangbo Yeon’s father had always pampered her, providing her with various supplements from a young age. Her commitment to training further amplified her strength.
As she trained, Yeon’s focus intensified. She approached her training with utmost seriousness as she always did. The enigmatic nature of internal strength had also piqued Yeon’s interest as a modern person.
After weeks of rigorous training, Yeon felt both her body and mind refreshed, free from any fatigue. It seemed that her accumulated internal strength had become even stronger, which was truly amazing and overwhelming to experience in real-time.
“Can this really be possible?”
In modern times, training often felt like an invisible growth chart, with no direct sense of becoming stronger even after doing a hundred push-ups daily. One had to push themselves to their limits through weight and interval training, and at some point, they would witness their own growth.
‘But to have an immediate reward like this? It’s like playing a game.’
The eyes of the trainee who had just experienced this new world changed. The undeniable essence of martial arts wriggled inside her.
Yeon became deeply immersed in her training. She trained until the sunlight coming through the window turned into purple dusk, without even a single hesitation.
* * *
The following day, Clan Head Hwangbo Jeonggun summoned the three main figures of the clan to the Cheonwang Hall. As he was not known for initiating such meetings, people were curious about the reason behind the gathering.
“I appreciate you all for coming. The reason for my request is the upcoming meeting of the major martial arts sects.”
This gathering was a crucial event where the leaders of the primary martial arts sects and the three clans would assemble to discuss significant issues and strengthen their relationships.
After a brief pause, Hwangbo Jeonggun addressed the group.
“I have made a decision. I will bring Yeon to the gathering.”
“What are you suddenly talking about, Milord?”
As expected, the responses were full of confusion. It was natural, as Yeon had only attended the gathering once before, and the leaders of each clan were also in attendance.
Younger individuals would be present, so clashes were unavoidable, and even a small argument could escalate into a severe fight. The atmosphere was unbearable for Hwangbo Yeon, who was weak-minded.
“Up until now, our Hwangbo Clan has not been able to bring a successor with us. Have you all witnessed the battle with Paeng Donghu? Yeon has changed significantly.”
“Well, that may be true, but……”
The air was still chilly as Hwangbo Jeonggun suppressed his frustration at the solemn expressions around him.
‘It seems like they still can’t accept Yeon’s changes. Well, one fight is probably not enough.’
“All those who will attend the gathering are talented and accomplished individuals. Wouldn’t it harm our clan’s reputation if Lady Yeon attends and falls short……?”
“It would be fortunate if everything goes well, but there is also a possibility that she might return lost in thought like last time,” someone pointed out from the murmuring crowd.
A hand went up among the crowd.
“Does Lady Yeon have the determination to attend?”
Hwangbo Jeonggun’s words trailed off in hesitation as he had not discussed it with his daughter directly.
“Isn’t that the most crucial factor? Lady Yeon probably wouldn’t want to go.”
Hwangbo Jeonggun felt increasingly embarrassed.
‘I was planning to tell Yeon after this assembly, but I didn’t expect such strong resistance.’
Just as he was hesitating, the door of Cheonwang Hall suddenly creaked open.
“Don’t worry about it. I definitely want to attend,” confidently declared the woman who entered the hall. Despite practicing all night, her focus had sharpened even more.
The people who had been talking carelessly fell silent in response to her presence. They could sense the change in her simply by observing her. She walked through the center, surveying each face before standing beside Hwangbo Jeonggun.
“Father, you cannot go without bringing the clan’s heiress. If you do, it will significantly damage the Hwangbo Clan’s reputation, right?”
Yeon’s sharp gaze directed towards the individual who had previously mentioned the reputation, and he awkwardly avoided her stare, unsure if it was a coincidence.
Observing his response, Yeon chuckled before speaking again.
“I don’t understand why everyone is so concerned. There won’t be any problems like that. And if anyone still believes I’m weak……”
Yeon deliberately raised her momentum and released her aura, which spread out in a concentric circle around her.
The appearance of those who had achieved an unprecedented level of internal strength changed dramatically. Although the clan had a long history of martial arts masters, it was evident that Hwangbo Yeon’s abilities far surpassed what they had expected, especially since she had never demonstrated her skills before.
“Well, if the young lady is so confident……”
“Then it’s likely that she will surpass some of the attendees with her level of skill.”
As Yeon displayed her willingness to use her abilities if necessary, the negative public opinion towards her began to shift.
However, Yeon had her reasons for wanting to join the meeting. The gathering of major sects and clans in the martial arts world was a crucial turning point in the story of 『The Unrivaled Martial Artist』 so she couldn’t afford to miss it for a trivial reason.
Hwangbo Jeonggun picked up on the change in Yeon’s demeanor.
“Very well, let’s take it into consideration. The meeting is adjourned.”