Trash of the Count’s Family – Chapter 722: The method to enduring memories (5)

“…Uhh, yeah.”

Choi Jung Gun accepted Cale’s greeting in an extremely awkward voice.

Cale peeked toward the notepad on the table where Choi Jung Gun had been sitting.

‘Everything else was the same.’

Cale had not noticed anything special after finishing his evening lessons and following his memories back to the orphanage last night.

‘My room was a single room.’

The children at the orphanage usually stayed with a roommate until the end of their freshman year of high school. However, Cale’s situation was different because the kid who was sharing the room with him had left the orphanage. He had heard that the kid had come to the orphanage because his family’s financial situation was not good but had returned home with his dad once it got better.

‘It’s a good thing.’

Cale was relieved that he had time to think alone without any interruptions.

“It seems like you two know each other?”

Cale gave a simple response as the book club president looked back and forth at the two of them and asked.

“I come here to borrow books every day at lunch. I’ve seen this sunbae-nim a lot during that time. That’s how we’ve become familiar with each other.”

“Oh, is that so? Do you like books?”

“Yes, sunbae-nim.”

“Wow. I’m glad that we got someone who actually likes books. The book club’s tasks are surprisingly hard and very repetitive.”

The club president walked over to the desk where Choi Jung Gun was standing and pulled out an application form.

“We need to record and barcode every book, organize books, and clean the library daily. Everybody seems to think that the book club is a reading club, but our school’s book club has a lot of things to do. We are even busy during festival season. Anyway!”

He smiled warmly to the new freshman whose name was visible on his uniform.

“What I am saying is that you need some level of affection for books to be able to enjoy the book club’s duties. Does that change your mind about joining the book club?”

Cale gave a firm response with a smile on his face.

“No. Not at all. It makes me want to join the book club right away.”

“Okay. That’s the right attitude for a good club member.”


The second year president smiled mischievously before handing Cale a pen and the application form.

“Use the inside of the desk over here to fill out your application. It doesn’t look like there is anybody here today.”

The library was oddly empty today.

“You see that chair next to Jung Gun hyung? You can sit there.”

“Okay, sunbae-nim.”

Cale responded and quickly headed toward the chair next to Choi Jung Gun.


Choi Jung Gun blankly watched for a moment before he flinched and urgently sat down. He then hurriedly started cleaning up his open notebook and pens. The club president looked apologetic.

“Hyung, I’m sorry for bothering you while you are writing.”

“Huh? No, not at all.”

Choi Jung Gun closed his notebook as he peeked to the side. Cale was focused on filling out his application.


A quiet sigh flowed out of Choi Jung Gun’s mouth.

However, Cale had already seen it.

He had not missed that instant of opening to see a word as the notebook closed.

Choi Han, Rosalyn, Lock… It was not the name of any of the people in The Birth of a Hero.

However, it was a special word.


Cale couldn’t help but smile after seeing those four letters.

‘I’m right.’

This Choi Jung Gun was that Choi Jung Gun.

He was the first Dragon Slayer, and Nelan Barrow, the author of the novel, ‘The Birth of a Hero.’ It really was that punk.

Choi Jung Gun noticed Kim Rok Soo raise his head a bit and look toward him.


Kim Rok Soo smiled at him. It was not the same bright smile he had seen until now; it was extremely different and looked as if he was plotting something.

Choi Jung Gun turned a bit pale and his pupils started shaking.

“What, what is it?”

He subconsciously asked and Kim Rok Soo commented as if he didn’t mean anything by it.

“I want to write too.”

“R, really?”

No. It was a lie.

“Yes, sunbae-nim. I want to write a popular fiction novel.”

“…What kind?”

Cale looked at Choi Jung Gun as if this was new and unexpected.

‘He seems a bit clueless.’

The Choi Jung Gun who stole Taerang from Ahn Roh Man’s world was extremely skilled according to Ahn Roh Man. He needed to be in order to steal Taerang without any issues.

However, the Choi Jung Gun in front of Cale right now was a bit-

‘He seems a bit dopey.’

He didn’t seem to be that skilled.

Cale returned to ‘nice mode’ toward Choi Jung Gun, someone who was much older than him and was Choi Han’s elder, as he responded. Of course, the individual he referenced for his nice mode was-

‘Hmm? Who was it again? Who was I referencing? Ah, right.’

Alberu Crossman with a deal to be made. Cale was referencing the crown prince.

Yellow dust was fluttering underneath Cale’s shoes at that moment. It decreased in size the moment Cale thought about Alberu Crossman before it started increasing again.

However, nobody was able to see it.

Cale responded to Choi Jung Gun who gulped as he waited for Cale’s response.


Choi Jung Gun’s eyes opened wide after hearing that Cale wanted to write a fantasy novel.


No. What would be the point of writing a fantasy novel when he already lived in a fantasy world? Cale’s true desire was to spend that time reading a fun book and rolling around the bed.

“Yes, sunbae-nim. I really do.”

Cale pretended to be energetic as he responded.


Choi Jung Gun looked at Cale as if he was weird. Cale, who knew everything, instantly understood the meaning behind that gaze.

‘He’s not this kind of person.’

That was what the gaze seemed to be saying.

Cale knew it was true though.

Freshman Kim Rok Soo was not this kind of person.


He was not like that at all.


Raising one corner of the lip was technically considered a smile.

However, there was only one reason he was doing this right now.

‘I can’t figure this out.’

Cale had organized his thoughts while lying on his bed and looking at the ceiling last night.

He was able to come up with something odd.

‘There’s no reason for Choi Jung Gun to write The Birth of a Hero right now.’

At first, Cale had thought that Choi Jung Gun was writing The Birth of a Hero for Kim Rok Soo when he transmigrates as Cale. However, he came to a different conclusion after thinking about it some more.


‘Choi Jung Soo is alive right now.’

The reason that Cale ended up in that world was sort of like a butterfly effect. Choi Jung Soo chose to die in Kim Rok Soo’s place and taking Cale was the God of Death’s solution.

‘Choi Jung Gun is probably around me to observe me because I was affected by the aftershock of the White Star’s reincarnation.’

That was possible and understandable.

‘So right now, the thing he is writing…’

It was not The Birth of a Hero.

That was how Cale should think.

Choi Jung Gun was right to call it a guidebook.

In that case, who was this guidebook for?

‘Probably Choi Jung Soo or Choi Han.’

Choi Han should be fighting in that world right now. He was in the Forest of Darkness long before Cale Henituse regressed through time and transmigrated as Kim Rok Soo.


He could conclude one more thing from this.

They had not seen much of Choi Jung Gun, but he was trying to do something within his powers to help Choi Han and Choi Jung Soo.

‘Is that why he formed a sort of cooperative relationship with the God of Death?’

He heard the club president’s voice at that moment.

“Are you done?”

“Ah, yes.”

“Let’s see here. Good job.”

The club president checked Cale’s application and patted his shoulder.

“Please work hard.”

“Yes, sir!”

The club president looked at the energetically responding Cale with satisfaction before turning his head toward the door after hearing a noise.


The door opened and a student peeked in.

“You were here?”

“What’s wrong?”

The person motioned with his head.

“The homeroom teacher is calling you.”

“Oh, really?”

The club president looked at Cale as if that put him in an awkward position. He needed to inform Cale, who applied later than the others, the basics of the book club.

He hesitated for a moment before looking at Choi Jung Gun.

This sunbae was a bit unique as he transferred right before winter break of his second year and immediately asked to join the book club. He had a slightly stoic expression at the club president’s desperate-looking gaze as he nodded his head.

“Go. I’ll explain things to him.”

“Oh! Thank you very much, hyung! Kim Rok Soo, listen carefully to Jung Gun hyung’s explanation.”

“I will, sunbae-nim.”

“See you later.”

“Okay, have a safe trip, sunbae-nim.”

“I will!”

The club president left the library with his friend.

There was silence for a moment but Cale simply looked around the desk as if he didn’t notice. Choi Jung Gun was the first to break the silence.

“I didn’t think you were like this.”


“Yeah. Whenever you came to check out books you seem a bit-”

Cale chuckled and responded as Choi Jung Gun was unable to say the last part.

“I seemed bratty?”

“Well, not too bratty, but…”

“A bit bratty?”

“No, no!”

Choi Jung Gun was objecting intensely before he saw the calm look on Kim Rok Soo’s face.

“Sunbae-nim, you know how I said I am interested in writing? That is why I am trying to talk to you. It is taking a lot of courage for a person like me to do this.”


Choi Jung Gun gasped before peeking at Cale and asking.

“What kind of fantasy novel do you want to write?”


Cale said things with the events that had happened to him the last few years serving as the foundation.

“Mm, a story about a guy who travels to a different dimension at around my age and becomes a hero?”


Choi Jung Gun flinched.

Cale did not notice as he looked up and said whatever came to his mind.

“He has a mage and mm, a Beast person as his companions. Then they get involved with a Dragon. They also work with the crown prince of a kingdom.”

Flinch. Flinch.

Choi Jung Gun subconsciously licked his lips as he rubbed his palms against his knees.

Cale realized it at this point.

‘He really is easy to read. This guy is Choi Han and Choi Jung Soo’s ancestor? They’re completely different.’

“Anyway, I want to write a story like that.”

“Really? …Is the main character a swordsman?”

“Yes. A swordsman.”

Cale held back a laugh as he responded.

“In addition.”

Choi Jung Gun was visibly waiting to hear what Cale had to say.

“I would like to write a story where the main character and his companions don’t have to suffer a lot and easily takes care of the things they need to do and then achieve happiness.”

Choi Jung Gun looked at Cale at that moment and Cale smiled while making eye contact with him.

“Those stories are always the nice ones.”

Choi Jung Gun opened his mouth for a moment before closing it back. He avoided Cale’s gaze and looked up at the ceiling as he responded.

“…Yes, those stories are the best. They really are.”

“Right? They really are the best.”

Silence filled the room again.

Cale looked away from Choi Jung Gun, who seemed to have a lot to think about, and rummaged through some documents on the desk. Shouldn’t he do his job as a book club member properly while he was here? It was his first time doing club activities like this.

‘This kind of test isn’t bad.’

The yellow dust roaming by the tips of Cale’s foot increased in size a bit.

It was at that moment.


Choi Jung Gun opened his mouth.

Ding dong ding dong-

The warning bell rang at the same time.

He hesitated after hearing the bell but said what he wanted to say anyway.

“I, umm, I’m going to go to an e, event this weekend for a part-time job.”

‘Event? What the heck is he talking about?’

Choi Jung Gun did not look at Cale and continued very cautiously while Cale was finding this to be odd.

“…It’s an event about the past martial arts of our country. There is a part on sword arts as well.”

Sword Art.

Cale thought of someone at that moment.

No, he thought of a family.

The Choi family.

He also thought about Choi Jung Soo who would be 17 years old and a freshman like him right now.

“Do you want to come? I should be able to bring in one person without a problem.”

Cale could not hold back and asked after hearing Choi Jung Gun says that.

“Sunbae, why are you going there?”

‘Why the hell are you going there?’

He thought Choi Jung Gun’s answer would be obvious, but he had no choice but to ask.

“…There are some people I need to see.”

Choi Jung Gun said that before looking at Cale again.

“It’ll be good for you to go.”

‘Yes, I’m sure it would be good. It’s obvious why.’

Cale nodded his head and responded as if he didn’t put much thought into it.

“That sounds great! I think it would be helpful for my writing. I didn’t have anything to do this weekend anyway.”

Cale thought about Choi Jung Soo as he said whatever came to mind.

“I thought I’d be bored this weekend, so this is great.”

For reference, Cale liked being bored. In fact, Cale liked being bored a lot.

However, Choi Jung Gun flinched before looking at Cale with a pitying gaze. Cale didn’t notice, but Choi Jung Gun looked at the clean but extremely skinny Kim Rok Soo before clenching his eyes shut for a moment. He then quietly mumbled so that Cale could not hear.

“…How lonely must he have been on his own without even knowing his fate……”

He opened his mouth with a determined look on his face. He looked at Kim Rok Soo, whose gaze was quite bleak for someone who was seventeen.

Choi Jung Gun spoke in a firm voice.

“After the event is over, I will show you a few things that might help you with your writing.”

‘Hmm? Why is he suddenly so enthusiastic?’

Cale wondered why Choi Jung Gun’s demeanor had changed like this, but he simply nodded his head as being around this guy would make it easy for him to gobble up information.

‘I’m not that interested if it isn’t seeing Choi Jung Soo though.’

As he had that thought on his mind…

“Observing the sword art will be helpful, but seeing a lot of things is important for writing. For example, plays or movies during production.”

‘Something sounds odd.’

Cale thought that it was an extremely sudden change to go from sword art to plays and movie productions.


He then remembered something.


It made him think of someone.

‘Team leader Lee Soo Hyuk. He had desired to be an action star but ended up not succeeding. Perhaps?’

Cale looked at Choi Jung Gun with a suspicious gaze and Choi Jung Gun avoided it as he added on.

“Anyway… I’ll show you some fun things. Just follow me. I’ll have everything prepared.”

Cale thought that this guy looked quite profound right now.

“I’m sure of it. Someday… Even if it is not for writing, I’m sure these things will someday help you out in your social life or survival.”

The things he was saying were profound as well.

It was as if he was saying that he knew about Cale’s future. That seemed to be why he wanted Cale to have these subliminal encounters with Choi Jung Soo and Lee Soo Hyuk in advance.

‘Would you look at that? Can Choi Jung Gun see the future? How does he know about Cale’s relationship with Choi Jung Soo and Lee Soo Hyuk in the future?’

Choi Jung Gun mumbled as if he made up his mind about something.

“…The threads of fate are bound to get intertwined at some point. I don’t know what results will be born, but……”

He probably said that thinking that Cale would not understand, but this Cale was not Kim Rok Soo in high school. He immediately understood it.


The single-lifer Choi Jung Gun seemed to be able to see something like the ‘threads of fate’ and not the future.

That seemed to be how he knew that Cale, Choi Jung Soo, and Lee Soo Hyuk would get involved with each other somehow.

‘But he doesn’t know the results?’

He didn’t seem to know the results of the intertwined fates. He probably would not have left Choi Jung Soo to die in Cale’s place if he knew the results.

Cale spoke as if he didn’t understand anything.

“Is that from a book?”

“…No. Anyway, you’ll go, right?”

“Yes, sunbae-nim.”

Cale answered and got up.

Classes were about to begin again. He was acting like quite the proper student. Cale organized the spot he had been sitting at as he thought to himself.

‘This isn’t bad.’

He was in a test about sloth, but this illusion was quite entertaining.

Since this illusion had Cale’s past as the foundation, his actions were changing the past here. This made it so that the things he was seeing right now were highly likely to be things that actually happened in the past.

Whether it was the no-named actor Lee Soo Hyuk he may see at the movie production or the Choi family who were participating in the sword art event…

They probably did those things in the past as well, but Cale’s changed actions in the past were allowing him to experience those things as well.

‘It really is different.’

His life was different because his actions had changed.

Cale felt both joy and an odd sense of bitterness. But it wasn’t a bad feeling.


The yellow dust rose from his feet to his knee level as they fluttered around.

* * *


The palm left a red mark on the cheek.

Rosalyn had slapped herself. Her eyes were red from being bloodshot as well.


She clenched her clothes with both hands. Her eyes turned toward the garden that had seemed serene until now.

She looked down at her hand. She could see her small and chubby hands.

Around 10 years old. Rosalyn was back to that time.

It was the time she had spent running around the palace with her younger siblings; a time when she had received a lot of love from her mother and father.

“This test is extremely dangerous.”

Rosalyn looked around.

She then mumbled to herself.

“I almost forgot.”

She slowly repeated some words.

“Magic Tower, Choi Han, young master Cale, Lock, Raon-nim……”

She repeated her precious things one by one.

Although she couldn’t see them, there were yellow dust particles fluttering around and surrounding her.

“…I didn’t expect it to be this kind of test.”

A fire was visible in young Rosalyn’s eyes.


This test…

“It makes you stay at a peaceful time of your past and makes you start hating reality.”

Unlike the ‘Sadness’ test, this test was not about overcoming a person’s past sloth. In some ways, it was the complete opposite.

This test makes the challenger feel apathetic about the reality outside this illusion.

The more you like this peaceful past… the more you accept it…

“It makes you not want to go back to reality.”

Rosalyn had welcomed this peaceful time quite a bit.

However, that did not mean that she did not want to go back to reality.

The past was the past and an illusion was only an illusion.

It was not her reality.

Even if her reality right now was filled with war and battles, that was where the future she wanted to grasp and the people who were precious to her, the people she wanted to protect, were located.

However, this test ‘forcibly’ made the challenger hate reality the more they accepted the peace.

“…It’s dangerous.”

Rosalyn had almost forgotten about reality for a moment because of it.

‘Should I give up?’

Should she give up for now and resume the test after coming up with a strategy?


She knew how young master Cale would act in this situation.

Cale would try to finish this test until the end without giving up.

He had already told them about it.

He said that he was planning on giving up at first and then doing it all on his own the next time.

‘…I can’t give up on the test and leave him here.’

She could not give up while knowing that young master Cale and her friends would keep pushing forward in this test.

“I need to keep moving forward.”

The invisible yellow dust around her started to shrink as she said that.

Of course, they did not disappear completely.

“I wonder if everybody else is doing well.”

Rosalyn thought about the others who were going through the test as well and could not hide her concern.


Translator’s Note

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33 Replies to “Trash of the Count’s Family – Chapter 722: The method to enduring memories (5)”

  1. Believer of the Silver Light-nim

    Thank you for the chapter 💙

    //Choi Jung Gun opened my mouth.//

    Well, I also wish to open Cale’s mouth HAHAHA.

    ///“I, umm, I’m going to go to an e, event this weekend for a part-time job.”///

    ?? So you wanna ask him in a date??

    ///‘He really is easy to read. This guy is Choi Han and Choi Jung Soo’s ancestor? They’re completely different.’///

    I don’t think so. For me it’s very clear he shares the same genes with Choi Han. He is also a bad actor hahaha.

  2. Mariana Nogueira

    This yellow dust reminded me Sandman from the origin of the guardians, Cale is really in danger in this test. don’t forget the children please. Thanks for the chapter 🙂

  3. Athena


    Kim Rok Soo smiled at him. It was not the same bright smile he had seen until now; it was extremely different and looked as if he was plotting something.

    Choi Jung Gun turned a bit pale and his pupils started shaking.

    Ha! Cale has shown him what Raon would call an evil smile 🤣

  4. Contradictory Bystander

    Ah so we can take the dust as the danger level, once they start accepting the test as reality it begins to rise, though that might not be the only factor here

  5. Hazey

    Cale should be more careful about the test. This is so cute and mildly funny to see fake CJG getting shook by Cale. He has the ability to mentally shock anyone apparently.

  6. Cale worshipper

    People in the sloth test:
    Toonka: I give up! (Left the test)
    Clopeh: I have faith in the legend! Nothing can stop me! (proceeds to the next test)
    Rosalyn: Remember, Rosalyn! This is an illusion and you have to get out ASAP!
    Meanwhile Cale: This test is good, I kinda wanna stay here and see more before I go.

    I wonder how is Choi Han and Mary now. Thanks for the chapter!

  7. Uriel

    I hope nothing dangerous happens for our Cale though I supposed it’s not possible 🥺
    Thank you for your hard work ❤️

  8. Naru

    So Choi Jung Gun is writting the book he left at the dragon slayers villa. I think it was called The Birth of a Hero too

    1. grippingtraverse

      i think he wrote that book (about himself) before he died, since he lived there. this book is more likely to be the one about choi han, since it ended up in the same world as choi jung soo it’s more likely that it was written there.

  9. Aynat Rae

    I feel like i issued a lot of things even I’ve read the recent chapters BUT

    What the hell is the yellow dust in the shadow supposed to be?
    Did it get explained? If so I must skipped past that-
    Why does the dust suddenly increase then decrease?


    1. Avis

      Since yellow = sloth in this test, I’m assuming the yellow dust represents the… amount of sloth present. So e.g. when Cale thought of the Crown Prince, it decreased because maybe that’s his tie with reality (and hard work), but ultimately it increased until it reached his knees because Cale is really satisfied with where he is in the test lol. No intentions of leaving anytime soon cuz of his desire to find out more.

    2. Believer of the Silver Light-nim

      I think the more near you are to overcome the test the more the dust decreases.
      But I’m not sure, it’s just what I thought when it showed Rosalyn’s POV in the test.

  10. just a nobody

    -Cale felt both joy and an odd sense of bitterness. But it wasn’t a bad feeling.


    The yellow dust rose from his feet to his knee level as they fluttered around.-

    -“I need to keep moving forward.”

    The invisible yellow dust around her started to shrink as she said that.-

    I feel like the dust is like something that happens when they forget about the reason they are there and get caught up in the moment. Cause the dust around cale increased when he started enjoying what was going on but when rosalyn said she need to move forward it started shrinking. And ım scared about cale he might really drown in the dust if this goes on.

  11. WhiteRabbit

    Sooo … if I understand it correctly, this sloth = to wallow oneself into the most “peaceful” moment they’ve ever experienced, and forget about reality? Like, stop moving on with life and just indulge in your fantasies?

    That’s … very unique and interesting, while also very very dangerous. Geez, Sealed God, chill out.

  12. Maverick Firefly

    So CJG can see threads of fate? Isn’t that ability similar to what hunters can do? Wasn’t it mentioned that hunters steal the fate of others? Is it like stealing these threads? What about Raon? Apparently, he can tell what fate is and once has sensed it around Cale. It seems that he even can destroy it. Looks like Raon’s attribute is no joke 👀

  13. Niger

    In this chapter we have Cale scaring the shit out of CJG and CJG trying to ask him on a date
    Lmao i want reread
    Thank you for the chapter

  14. Damian_Cole

    I agree with everyone’s thoughts. The yellow dusts seems to tie with reality. The more Cale enjoy being in his past, the more yellow dust accumulated. But I’m afraid this test is making Cale forget reality as well. I mean Alberu is his hyung, one of his closest people and knows him best, but how could he forget about Alberu? Cale is starting to forget about reality the more he emerse himself in his past.

  15. Lost Child

    when rosalyn rejected it, the yellow dust decreased… but cale is having fun rn and the dust are reaching his knees… oh shit. his info gathering is actually sucking him further into this world??

  16. Tomo

    I KNEW THAT DUST WAS DOING SOME NEFARIOUS SHIT. Even if Cale-nim’s past isnt video clear like the rest of his memories, it was so weird how there was a moment of “recall” when thinking about his friends.

    I know cale-nim’s gonna get through this, but how far is he gonna slip into the test for information…?

  17. aly

    It seems the test doesn’t latch hold of Cale very much before his ability to never forget catches up! Thankfully.

    I reckon this was his past, and the haziness surrounding his memories of it stem from both Sealed God and God of Death interfering around him. Interesting how Cale immediately works out this could be how threads of fate with Choi Jung Soo and Lee Soo Hyuk occur! And CJG working out how to tie KRS to as much as he can because he can see his fate is both ominous and explains a lot. I guess this is also where Cale learned how to act, too.

    Do the participants still have their video recording devices on? As it would be very helpful for the!m to go through these memories of Cale’s in particular!

    I am quite annoyed that there are up to two gods (or their agents) who have messed with Cale’s memories and fate, however. This is why he gets dragged into so many things! Because people purposefully tied him to a bunch of things first! I can see why they’d find KRS special, but still – not cool!

  18. Dandan

    Wait, wait wait wait wait, so, if when Cale is back, Choi han was in the foster of darkness already, doesn’t that mean that if the Sloth of Choin han is when he was with his family, cant he see the Cale from the past too? Just like Cale said, he can meet Lee soo hyuk and Choi Jang soo from the past so, so can Choi Han right??? What if the author shows us young Kim rok soo from Choi hans view? 🙀🙀🙀
    I sure would love that


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