Trash of the Count’s Family – Chapter 306 – From the Bottom (2)

Tap, tap.
Cale started to frown after feeling someone slapping his cheeks.

Tap, tap.
This hand that was rudely slapping his cheek made him upset.

‘I remember fainting, but who is slapping my cheeks?’

“Haaaa.”

Cale slowly opened his eyes after letting out a deep sigh.
He then became anxious.

“…What the hell?”
“Kim Rok Soo! You bastard, hurry up and snap out of it!”
“Huh- Jung Soo, why are you here-?”

Cale flinched and touched his neck.

‘This voice is-
Kim Rok Soo’s voice.’

The person in front of him was Choi Jung Soo, someone who started work at the same time as he did. And he looked younger than Cale last remembered. This clueless face was definitely when this punk was in his twenties.
Cale felt his hot forehead and rubbed his cheeks. His forehead was bleeding.

He lowered his head only to find that his black work outfit that was made from advanced materials was ripped in multiple places and that he was bleeding.

“Ah.”

Cale remembered this moment.
Choi Jung Soo lifted him up at that moment.

“Hey! Let’s go! Why would someone who uses their head like you come to the battlefield instead of staying in the back? You stupid bastard! Did you think that you coming here would help us?”
“Move.”
“What? You bastard, I told you, this is not the time to be out of it!”

‘I know.
I know it’s not the time to do that right now.’

Cale lifted his body up and turned around.
He could then see it.
He could see the few buildings that they had barely managed to rebuild being destroyed while monsters were coming out of a black hole in the sky.
He could see the burning Korean sky.

“Damn it.”

‘It’s that moment.’

It was something that happened when he entered this, ‘company.’ It was something that happened during his first year.

Grade 1 monsters suddenly appeared in section C-1 of Korea.
The abilities user’s guild responsible for the area and the hunter bastards had all run away, leaving the company employees to come to hold out until someone showed up from the government.

“…Team leader.”

Kim Rok Soo, Cale, could see his team leader and sunbaes from his first year at the job. They were all focusing on defense in order to stop the monsters.

He had been weak back then.
His ability had activated properly later, but he was just a green newbie at this time.
That was why he could do nothing before having to run.

“Hehe-”

Cale naturally realized it.

‘I’m dreaming.
But it had to be this damned dream.
Why did I have to have this dream after fainting during my fight with the Empire and Honte?’

“Hey! Hurry up! You stupid bastard who hasn’t even fully activated his ability! If you weren’t my one and only fellow first-year! Sigh!”

Cale remembered what he had said in the past when Choi Jung Soo had supported and dragged him out of here.
Kim Rok Soo in his twenties had said the following.

‘I’m going to kill all of those damned bastards and be a slacker for the rest of my life with my pension.

‘I’m definitely going to do it.
I’m going to kill all the monsters.
I’m also going to kill the ability guild members who got all the advantages we gave them to protect the citizens and defend against the monsters but ran away when we actually needed them to do something.
I’m going to kill them all.

‘…And then I’ll live peacefully in a peaceful world.’

Cale repeated those same words again.

“I’m going to kill all of those damn bastards and then rest. I will definitely live a peaceful life.”

The Empire and Arm.
Why were there so many damn bastards in the world who don’t even deserve to be called humans?

“Why are there so many people who are even worse than I am?!”

When Cale, no, when Kim Rok Soo in his twenties had shouted that, he saw that Choi Jung Soo was looking at him.
Choi Jung Soo had responded back.

“Shut up, you bastard! Just take better care of yourself!”
“Hehehe.”

Cale laughed as he casually commented to his fellow newbie, Choi Jung Soo.

“You should do that first.”
“I’m better than you at that.”

Cale could not help but laugh at Choi Jung Soo’s response.

‘So why does someone better than me end up dying first?’

Cale was extremely annoyed. He knew that it was a dream from the moment he saw Choi Jung Soo, his sunbaes, and his former team leader. It made no sense.

It was something the Kim Rok Soo who was in his thirties and was now the team leader could not imagine.
Choi Jung Soo had responded back.

“Hey! Don’t you know our team leader’s motto?”

‘How could I not?’

Cale knew it too well.

“Being alive is the best! Why don’t you take those words to heart, huh?”

He had indeed taken it to heart.

“Hey, the team leader says he’s going to own a farm once he retires. I’m going to own an orchard next to him.”

He had scoffed at Choi Jung Soo back then.

‘How can you say something so relaxed in a situation like this?’

That made Choi Jung Soo let out his unique clueless laugh as he answered back.
He said the same thing he was saying in this dream.

“What do you want to do?”

‘What else could it be?
I want to be a slacker.
Damn it.’

Cale felt his annoyance and anger filling up along with the hidden emotions deep within him, making him even angrier.
He closed his eyes. He then shouted.

“Damn it! I’m going to destroy it all!”

He then opened his eyes.
He couldn’t help but blink.
The surroundings had changed.
The falling buildings, the company employees, and the running citizens were all not there.

He saw something else instead.
Cale subconsciously started to smile.

“…H, human?”

He could see round dark blue eyes in front of him. He could also see a front paw shaking from shock. That front paw had stopped while trying to put a towel on Cale’s forehead.
Cale started to think.

‘Ah, I finally woke up.’

It was at that moment.

– How vicious.

‘Hmm?’

He heard a familiar voice.

Cale first tried to figure out what he could see.
First, he could see the shocked Raon, as well as Vice Captain Hilsman who was holding the basin of water with a cloth in it.

He turned his head to the side to see a small round table.
Saint Jack and Clopeh Sekka were sitting there with crown prince Alberu connected through the video communication device.

– What amazing sleep talking.

Alberu seemed very calm.
Most people would think he looked like a benign grandfather who had come with his grandson on a field trip. Alberu started to speak with that benign smile on his face.

– ‘Damn it! I’m going to destroy it all!’ is what you said, right?

‘Ah, I said that out loud.’

Cale calmly nodded his head.

“It’s been a while, your highness. I seem to have spoken the truth in my sleep.”

Crown prince Alberu could not hide his shock.
He had seen the video from Clopeh and heard about the situation from Rosalyn and Choi Han.

However, the one responsible for all of it woke up after fainting and casually said, ‘it’s been a while.’ The crown prince subconsciously asked even though Clopeh and the others were in the room as well.

– What are you going to do after destroying it all?

Cale looked around.
Everybody was fine. That was the important part.
They were inside a small barracks.
Cale responded back.

“Live as a slacker, your highness.”

Silence filled the area.
Even Clopeh shook his head at Cale.

“You seem to be still half-asleep. I guess Cale-nim is still human as well. I suppose heroes are humans as well. Hahaha!”

Vice Captain Hilsman chimed in as if he had been passed the baton.

“He’s like that every so often.”

Cale ignored all of their gazes. Crown prince Alberu who knew about Cale’s long-desired hope was smiling with a, ‘too bad,’ type of expression, but he ignored that and started to speak.

“Did Choi Han, Mary, and Miss Rosalyn go?”

Raon responded back.

“That’s right! The three of them headed to the Jungle first!”

Cale had let them know before he fainted.
He said that they needed to go to the Jungle first.
Cale felt satisfied that the best combination for this moved first. The three of them would prevent the worst-case scenario from playing out.

His eyes headed toward Alberu who was on the other side of the video communication device. Alberu immediately started to speak once they made eye contact.

– You’ve only fainted for three hours.
“It’s already been three hours, I see.”

Alberu smiled at Cale’s description. It was obvious to him what this punk was trying to say.

– The Breck Kingdom, Whipper Kingdom, Roan Kingdom, and the three Northern Kingdoms will all make a declaration tonight.

‘As expected.’

Cale was certain that Alberu would have done something during these past three hours.

– We will announce that black magic has returned to the world.

Cale sat up on the bed.
Alberu continued to speak.

– We are contacting the churches as well. They will help us out if it is revealed that it actually is black magic.
“I assume that’ll take some time, your highness?”
– Yes. The Empire will adamantly deny it. It will be difficult for the churches’ forces to join right away. And most importantly…

Alberu stopped speaking for a moment.
Cale got off the bed and stood up. He then fixed the hems of his clothes.

The thing that was most important above all else right now.
The thing that the crown prince was about to say.
Something that was more important than the declaration that black magic has returned, destroying the Imperial Prince and the Alchemists’ Bell Tower, and getting help from the churches. There was just one thing.

“I will head to the Jungle now.”

The place with a battle going on right now was the most important.
Alberu opened and closed his mouth a few times without saying anything. He had seen what Cale had done on the battlefield. Furthermore, he could imagine the toll that took on this punk without even seeing it.

However, they needed Cale’s strength in this battle, especially that power to destroy the golems.
The crown prince had something he wanted to say, but he didn’t know what he should say right now, so he could only open and close his mouth silently. He could see that Cale was looking at him.
Cale nonchalantly asked a question.

“Is the Roan Kingdom okay?”

The Roan Kingdom had chosen not to go to war.
However, they were now in the middle of one. The crown prince had no choice but to become the center of this war.
This was because the Roan Kingdom was the strongest nation after the Empire on the Western continent right now.

Alberu chuckled and responded back.

– Just worry about yourself, you stupid bastard.

Cale just nodded his head and motioned to Raon.
Raon immediately activated a teleportation magic circle. Saint Jack jumped on as well and Cale flicked his finger toward Hilsman.
He then looked toward Clopeh and asked.

“You know what to do, right?”
“Of course, Cale-nim. Chief Harol and Commander Toonka apologized for not being able to see you out.”

Clopeh stepped away from the teleportation magic circle as if it was obvious.

“I will take care of the Maple Castle business properly.”

Cale felt iffy after seeing Clopeh smile. Harol should be able to deal with Clopeh properly, but he was a bit worried as he never knew what Clopeh would do next.
It was at that moment.

– You don’t need to worry about Maple Castle as representatives from each of the alliance kingdoms will go there as well. They will all arrive there in about an hour.

Alberu casually added on.
Cale was relieved.

‘It should be okay then.’

Alberu said a couple of other things and Cale asked for something as well.

– You thought that far ahead?

Alberu was amazed and happily obliged.

– I will prepare it right away.

Cale was about to suck up to Alberu for the first time in a while after hearing that Alberu had taken care of things so well.

– Contact me at the Jungle. See you then.

Drip.
However, Alberu hung up.

“Human! The crown prince is always the same!”

‘Exactly.’

Cale sighed and motioned for Raon to activate the teleportation magic circle.
Raon looked at Cale’s face and body once before nodding his head with a look of satisfaction.

“Here we go!”

‘Yes, let’s go.
Let’s go back to the battlefield.’

* * *

Cale closed his eyes after seeing the scenery change. He felt something odd happening to his body and soon opened his eyes.
He could then see it.

“…Raon, where is this?”
“The sky!”

They had teleported to the sky.
Cale felt the emptiness under his feet.

“The smart Rosalyn told me to come here!”

Cale asked once more after seeing what was in front of him.

“Where is this?”

He heard a different response this time.
He knew it was the sky, but which sky was this?

“Section 8 of the Jungle! She told us to come here!”

It was not Section 7 that the Empire invaded, but Section 8 which was underneath it.
Cale could hear Hilsman and Saint Jack’s voices behind him.

“My goodness! What is that-”
“Oh, lord.”

However, Cale didn’t have the time to look at the two of them.
He could tell why Rosalyn had told him to come here.

“Those fucking black magic bastards.”

Different parts of Section 7 were on fire.
However, what caught Cale’s attention were the black human-shaped Golems that were shooting up through the trees of the Jungle.
There was a total of four golems.

These golems that were close to 20 meters tall were guarding Section 7 from the North, South, East, and West directions as if they were gatekeepers.
Furthermore, in the sky of Section 7.
There was a castle-shaped airship located above the palace at the center of Section 7. It was looking down at Section 7 from the center of the area as if it was keeping an eye on everything.

“You’re here?”

Cale could see Rosalyn flying up from down below.
She quickly flew up next to Cale and started to speak.

“…The Jungle’s forces and us have currently stopped attacking.”

Cale could understand why they stopped.
Rosalyn continued on with a bitter expression on her face.
“The citizens of Section 7 are currently being held hostage.”

The citizens of an entire section were being held as hostages.
There would be no way for the regular citizens to get past the four golems in each direction nor the careful watch of the airship in the sky.

“Section 7 of the Jungle has turned into a fortress.”

It was a closed-off fortress that nobody could go in nor out.
It was also like hell.
That was the current Section 7.

Rosalyn could hear Cale calmly responding back at that moment.

“It is not a fortress. There is a path.”

Rosalyn observed Cale’s clear eyes.
There was bound to be a path somewhere.

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53 Replies to “Trash of the Count’s Family – Chapter 306 – From the Bottom (2)”

    1. Mightydragonisadorable

      Ikr and it has somewhat similar vibes to ORV too.. I like how two MCs are similar yet different..

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      1. Astrael

        its because both of them know the future and both of them are sacrificial to the point that its concerning and both are smart as heck lmfao

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      2. revialuine

        LMAOOOO I REMEMBER DOKJA BEING SO SACRIFICIAL, WHICH WAS ENTERTAINING SINCE HE WAS SIMILAR TO CALE BUT HE’S DIFFERENT SINCE HE’S THE EXACT DEFINITION OF SACRIFICE SIGHS AND BEING FRUSTRATED AT THE END SMH

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  1. stormysaeon

    I knew cale was weird, lmao. The author was being too mum about the company and team leader stuff and cale kept mentioning ability users and monsters as if it was only natural. now that i think about it, cale was too calm when it came to life and death situations. Hmmmm… I’m starting to pick up the clues I missed. Will definitely reread this extremely long novelll !!

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    1. BlueX

      “What.. what is happening?!” – that was my thought at the start of this chapter!
      Omg i was literally so scared that he went back as himself! Im starting to get stuff now lol! Im very slow!
      Raon is adorable taking care of papa Cale

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  2. asdfghjkl

    so that’s why he is so fucking collected even when death is saying hello right in front of his fucking precious face. dammit.

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  3. Nang

    Uhh. …I think the novel has mentioned about how Cale has teleported into the novel and his situation and the things that were being mentioned in the early chapters related to Cale are all modern words like ‘ company ‘. So it’s easy to guess right? Why did everyone just notice that fact now? >_<

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    1. BlackBunnyxxx

      Yeah me too i already notice it since the beginning. I wonder why people just notice now. Hmmm i think the story make people forget….. but i still remember because i curious with cale previous life

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      1. Magic&Myths

        Well, ability users and monsters were only mentioned relatively recently at this point in the story (like somewhere within the last 50-60 or so chapters) and before that there wasn’t really any mention of anything abnormal about his original world so I guess a lot of people just didn’t quite make the connection.

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  4. washi

    Oh my god, when they mentioned ability users i was confused, then when they mentioned monsters invading earth i was like… Hold up.
    Now everything makes sense. I didn’t expect an AU Korea at the beggining but this is really cool and also explains why cale is so good in y’know… Causing chaos and stuff

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  5. Nubeviolet

    Woah what an interesting development! The battle against the empire was super exciting as well.
    I honestly figured Cale wasn’t a normal businessman as soon as the novel mentioned the nature of his “company”. That memory turned dream really destroyed me emotionally, tho. Glad to see some of the mcs past, at last

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    1. Nineiscute

      AU Korea means an Alternative Universe Korea where the happenings are different then our world, he’s from an Alternative Universe I think so

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  6. Virgo01

    Thank you for the chapter
    Omg.. when the author first mention about cale company, i think it’s just regular company that involved with something dangerous like collaboration with mafia or something like that.. but, guess i am wrong, it’s more cool and i am also more excited, and *ehem i think, I fall in love more to cale no Kim Rok Soo *kyaa XD

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  7. Athena

    Oooh that makes sense. The world Kim Rok Soo lived has been invaded by monsters just like in Solo Leveling 🤔 that’s why he is so calm and able to be calculative when he lived his life as Cale Henituse.

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  8. bekori

    Yeah, knew something was up about Kim Rok Soo’s Korea, good to have confirmation at last. No wonder he seemed a little too calm about life or death situations. It makes me sad the way said it, the team leader and sunbaes and Jung Soo all must have died…

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  9. Faris

    I knew it! I thought the way Kim rook soo think wasn’t make sense at all, it’s not like a normal everyday person way of thinking. Now I know his past world wasn’t a normal world.

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  10. bon freecss

    “Not gonna lie, author-nim had us in the first half.”

    i thought cale could settle his past regret before returning with new ‘strength’
    _(:з」∠)_

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  11. A Certain Novel Gourmand

    Okay. His past life has monsters and abilities. But why is everyone assuming that he came from SL korea? 😂

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    1. ines18240

      because is from south korea, it was said in the earlier chapters as far as i can remember, and the references too. it’s just a different south korea/earth that you are used to.

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  12. ✨Bottom Hunter✨

    i thought he is part of a mafia or something about that at first, now i know. I want Cale to have a slacker life in the future because he deserve it,author-nim plssss give him what he deserve 🙏

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    “He could see the few buildings that they had barely managed to rebuild being destroyed while monsters were coming out of a black hole in the sky.”

    -I suddenly felt world trigger vibes here.

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  13. rmsalya

    reading through the comments and um am I stupid why do I not recall ability-users being mentioned at all in this novel???? like I remember the monsters thing but I assumed he was talking about the monsters he first came across in this world ? but apparently that was wrong and the earth he originally came from was some rendition of solo levelling’s world?? so that one chapter with that one flashback of him asking his team leader whether their side would ever be strong enough to completely overpower the enemies wasn’t metaphorical???? wtaf everything about him and his personality and his response to life&death situations and his desire to live makes so so so much more sense now omfggggggg author ilysm

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    1. rmsalya

      dammit this novel is so long but now I’ve got to reread it once I catch up to look for all the clues and the (apparently many) things I missed uGHHShshd

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  14. ines18240

    it is wise for the author to give kim rok soo a background like that. definitely backs up all cale’s actions, how he can strategize like that, deal and make fast but intelligent decisions when unexpected things happen where normal people will freeze in that kind of situation. cale’s actions and demeanors show how EXPERIENCED he is that it always made me wonder just who the hell is he when he was kim rok soo,what kind of life did he lead, just what is he a team leader of???? i love it that his life in his previous world justified his actions as when he became cale henituse. other isekai will just say that cale’s greatness is base from his personality or some ability he gained while being isekaid which honestly is just some cliche lazy writing, but as the author reveals kim rok soo’s life in earth, you can see that the author really thought a lot about cale’s character. this is definitely what sold this novel to me. this isn’t a half-assed novel in the sea of isekai, this is well thought of.

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  15. ines18240

    also, the author is smart when in the earlier chapters when cale thinks about his life as kim rok soo, there will only be like 2-3 sentences and won’t elaborate as much and a lot of things are happening in cale’s world that you’ll just gloss over what was said between those short sentence’s. the author has been dropping a lot of hints about kim rok soo’s life and world but you have to really pay attention to understand that yes he is from earth, yes he is a team leader, but it is not an earth and team leader that you commonly associate to.

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  16. Lyreen

    So the random ability users rambling here and there weren’t mistranslations.
    He’s originally from a fantasy world smdh lmao
    Then what about Choi Han. Are they ever from the same WORLD

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  17. Selcouth

    WOAHHHH!!! OMY G FRESHMAN KIM ROK SOO!! that’s was unexpected! I wonder what kind of ability does he have🤔

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  18. ellalala

    the information’s too much *cries* my small brain cannot keep up hOWEVER i love the backstory and plot so much nc1 author <33

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  19. sugarcookys

    My guess about Cale coming from a not normal Korea was right. I also love the SL similarities here >●<

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  20. Albecale Supporter

    Just found out another interesting fact that Cale didn’t got scared or flinched when he sees Raon’s face (and possibly others’ too) right after waking up. He only flinched if it were Ron’s or Choi Han’s (so far and I believe even in the far far future too).

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  21. Tomo

    For a second there i thought he woke up as present kim rok soo. Makes me wonder, how is kim rok soo’s body? Is it dead or comatose without KRS’s soul in it? My gut feeling tells me that time didnt stop for KRS’s earth.

    Always figured cale-nim had some sort of military like experience for him to be able to handle being a commander with this much success. Poor KRS… he experienced a lot of loss, didnt he? 🙁

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  22. Claudia

    Hasta ahora los comentarios no mencionaron dos cosas: Choi Jung Soo y monstruos de NIVEL 1…recuerden bien esto

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  23. JustaReader

    Freaking gave me a heart attack in the first half I thought Cale went back to his body ;_;
    Darn… I had a feeling Kim Rok Soo’s life was messed up after the whole ‘ability users’ things but black holes and monsters?! That almost makes birth of a hero sound normal yeesh!
    So that’s why Cale is so calm and analytical and not worried about sacrifice. He’s used to that kind of stuff from his old life. Sounds sad… and who are these people in his old team, they sound sweet too ;_; hey what if the whitestar is a transmigrated monster from the black holes in the AU Korea. Or what if he was part of Kim Rok Soo’s old squad, like the old team leader or someone. Or what if those people Kim Rok Soo was angry about for ditching humanity travelled to birth if a hero novel and are in Arm O-O more crazy theories….
    Back to this world, I hope the jungle gets saved without too much damage and this darn Ardin needs to go down!

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  24. Hakoona

    Honestly I couldn’t realize it that fast the first time because I didn’t really know what ‘ability user’ meant since I wasn’t familiar with it. But I really found it strange when he mentioned that alchemy in this world is different than alchemy on Earth… you might think I’m stupid and I wouldn’t blame you but I really thought that ‘oh, so alchemy is actually real?’ LMFAO
    I really started to think it was real I mean he said ‘Earth’ I just thought it’s like our Earth lol
    But soon enough I pushed these thoughts aside and realized his Earth was kind of unique.

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  25. TCF_oh and you can make this username thing pretty long

    Wow, they skys the limit, I wonder how far they’ll go, or of the water will make it all go away, anyways

    Fun Fact #305: There is an underwater version of rugby, unsurprisingly called “underwater rugby.”

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