How to Live as a Half-Dragon - Chapter 19
How to Live as a Half-Dragon chapter 19
019. activity (1).
It was when Xian had finished talking to Hughes.
It just got noisy outside.
Xian looked outside.
Standing there were the lord’s knights and several guards whom he had seen yesterday.
“Looks like you’re not going to come in… .”
“Sian, let’s go.”
Seeing them arrive relatively early, Xian was muttering, when Hughes’ voice, dressed in a suit, was heard.
“Ah, I will prepare it soon.”
Xian followed Hughes and put on the hooded cape he had taken off and packed his belongings.
Hughes, who had been waiting for preparations, left the dorm one step ahead, and Xian quickly followed her.
It was when Xian, who left the dorm first, arrived on the first floor.
The host was delighted as if he had seen a lifeline.
“Oh, are you awake?”
“I’d like to eat some.”
When Hughes handed over the key and said, the hostess, who was relieved inside, stiffened.
It’s embarrassing to see him so flustered.
“But outside… .”
It seemed that he was trying to tell me that there were people who came to meet him.
But Hughes, of course, couldn’t have been unaware of it, but she was stubborn.
“They don’t care.”
“… If you say so.”
The owner, who was watching between Hughes and the knight outside, said so soon.
It seemed that he had decided to follow Hughes’ words.
“Please arrange a seat that is convenient for you.”
“Then let’s sit there yesterday.”
“Wait a minute, I’ll be back soon.”
Unlike yesterday, when Hughes sat down in the restaurant on the first floor, which was empty, the owner quickly disappeared into the kitchen.
Xian, who had been watching everything, opened his mouth only then.
“Doesn’t it have to go out right away?”
“We’re not in a hurry anyway.”
Sian nodded at Hughes’ words.
Clearly, the initiative was on this side.
The lord will treat them like a lifeline as they need to get rid of the dragonians that appear in their estate as quickly as possible.
‘What’s good about me.’
It was a good thing for Xian, who was quite satisfied with the food at this inn.
While waiting for the food, Xian asked another question.
“But what if that dragonian is stronger than us?”
Actually, it’s us, but it’s safe to say that Hughes is all of our strength… .
While Xian was thinking that, Hughes smiled.
“You don’t have to worry about that.”
Her self-confident look is also pretty.
Well, experienced Hughes is like that, but I don’t think I need to say anything special. It was time to completely stop thinking about it.
The host brought out the food earlier than expected.
‘As expected, it’s delicious.’
The meat, which was well-balanced with the scent of pepper and sauce, did not disappoint.
I checked Hughes to see if Xian was sorry.
Hungry, he left Hughes behind and ate as he pleased.
Hughes smiled brightly.
“Eat a lot, Xian.”
“that… Hughes sister too.”
Xian smiled awkwardly and thought of cutting the meat and taking another bite.
But why is Hughes so kind?
‘No matter how much I owe my life to my mother… .’
It’s weird, but it’s too much weird.
Hughes is technically a dragonian.
As she said, if the concept of kinship was particularly weak and sensitive about the territory, she also did not need to take care of herself kindly.
Unlike the first day, he had already let go of his guard, but it was natural that he was still concerned about her undeserved kindness.
‘Because Hughes knows how to get angry.’
At first I thought you were just kind to everyone
Considering the way he talked with the lord yesterday and the time he scolded him in the room a little while ago, that wasn’t necessarily the case.
The answer never came to my mind.
Xian had no choice but to ask directly.
“But Hughes sister.”
“Why are you so nice to me?”
It was around the time when he remembered the story of an adventurer telling the story of why the madam had given bread to a servant named Dorse.
“I’ll let you know when Xian gets a little older.”
“uh… . is it so?”
Is it really that profit?
But when I think about it more closely.
Hughes was to break up after only a few months.
He talked about it as if there was going to be a later date, so I was worried about that too… .
‘Well, let’s do that for now… .’
It was when Xian finished eating while thinking about this and that.
Hughes’ voice came.
“I’ll get up when you’re done eating.”
“Why is that?”
“Did you eat all of that?”
“Yes, it doesn’t suit my taste very much. They must be using cheap meat.”
Xian’s eyes widened.
Is it just delicious?
“Then can I eat it?”
“well… . I think it would be better not to eat much… . Yes, as long as you like Xian.”
Xian quickly changed the plate and cut it up and ate it.
Also the meat is good.
The feeling of satiety was very good.
Sian, who had eaten half of Hughes’ meat deliciously, stood up feeling relieved.
After a pleasant meal and leaving the inn, the knight standing outside greeted me straight.
It was full of respect. He didn’t feel any displeasure at keeping himself waiting.
This must be the envy and respect that Slayers receive.
“I came to see you.”
As we headed for the exit of the village, escorted by knights and guards who were leading the way, there was already a fairly large group of people gathered there.
It seemed that if the guards and adventurers were combined, it would be a good 100.
Hughes whispered in Xian’s ear as they joined the group.
“You know? As I said yesterday, for today… .”
“I will stick with you. Do not worry.”
It was when they talked before joining and joined the punitive force.
Sian and Hughes were greeted by an armored lord.
He, too, had a face that treated nobles as much as the innkeeper.
“Fortunately, you arrived on time.”
“Because we have to kill the Dragonians.”
“Ah, it’s reassuring just to hear it.”
Hughes hinted at the words of the lord who praised the two of them.
“Anyway, you have to keep what I said yesterday.”
“Yes, cut down or capture the Dragonian, whatever you like.”
I want to choose the option of cutting it into pieces, but from the standpoint of Xian and Hughes, who have to thoroughly play slayers, it was essential to show an obsession with such things.
“Then let’s go.”
After the lord said that to the knight who had guided him to this place, after a while, with the sound of a horn, the subjugation party started heading towards the mountain.
A large-scale subjugation party, which was rare, began to climb towards the mountain range where the Dragonians were located.
It was about an hour of climbing a mountain that was high and steep for a mountain behind the village.
“yes. I know.”
The first monster to greet the subjugation party has appeared.
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You might want to know what kind of monster it is for the Dragonian subjugation.
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Mountains are good places for monsters to live.
Even if they were not human, there were relatively easy prey such as animals, and this was the reason why it was easy to survive even in the biggest risk factor, human attack.
Of course, it is natural to encounter monsters on the way. but…
“It’s an orc!”
“Fix the battle lines!”
Xian could not easily understand the current situation.
It was also because he had never met an orc since he had come all the way from the village of Orn.
“… … .”
Xi’an is climbing a mountain range from a broad perspective, but from a narrow perspective, it’s just climbing a mountain.
Although the mountain he is currently climbing is the highest in the area, it is reasonable that similar monsters generally inhabit it.
Unseen monsters could not appear out of nowhere.
Hughes said the same thing.
“It looks like there really are dragonians.”
Hughes seemed to have judged the current singularity as being influenced by the Dragonians.
Well, if it’s Hughes, that’s what it would be like.
‘Then, are the Dragonians also related to the Orcs?’
Xian thought the same and looked at the orc in front.
At a glance, the four orcs that appeared while shattering trees were monsters of a different weight class from goblins and kobolds.
“Oak… It looks like that… .”
Although he had vaguely heard the stories of adults, the reality of the orcs was beyond his imagination.
You’re uglier than you think!
Of course, I was talking about the human aesthetic sense, but protruding fangs, snub noses, and rough rust-colored skin were far from easy-to-think beauty.
‘for a moment? Come to think of it, Hughes… .’
Xian suddenly looked at Hughes.
I had forgotten about it, but it was because I checked her true form the other day, and many of the characteristics of an orc were visible in her true form as well. At that time, the Slayer saw Hughes and said that he was a subspecies of Orcs.
Xian thought for a moment.
If that’s true, to Hughes, an orc is… .
‘If you compare it to me, it wouldn’t be different from a person… .’
It wouldn’t be pleasant if I had to watch monsters, no, another species hunting humans right in front of me.
Xian whispered carefully.
“Come to think of it, I think I looked a bit like an orc before… .”
When I said it with a slight glance, Hughes said with a light smile.
It was as if he had read his inner thoughts.
“I know what Xian was thinking, but to me, orcs are not like that.”
“is that so… ?”
‘I think I’d be in a bad mood…’ .’
However, it was a bit like arguing that Hughes said it wasn’t like that and that it couldn’t be that way.
Well, I just have to believe.
“crazy… . What kind of axe… !”
“shield! Hold on a little longer!”
Xian looked at the front, which had become noisy as the battle had already begun.
I could see huge chunks of green flesh about 2m 50cm fighting the adventurers.
The sight of him wielding an ax and whipping the adventurers was amazing.
It seemed that it would take quite a long time to deal with it, seeing as it could not withstand the force and fell apart even if it was blocked with a shield.
‘I think he’s the perfect opponent to test his strength… .’
But the problem is that the orc in front of him is not the one that Xian would step out of.
The purpose of gathering a large number of mercenaries besides the Slayers was to arrange the Slayers’ physical strength.
‘Of course, Hughes will take care of the Dragonian, but… .’
As long as there was a lord who didn’t know any of that fact, Xian seemed to notice that he did it on his own.
Anyway, while seeing the current situation, Xi’an endured his itchy body, and after a while, Hughes spoke to the lord, who was not too far away.
“Can I help you?”
If the adventurer you hired died, you had to pay that much more.
Originally, it is a matter of risking one’s life, so it is customary to do so in case of death.
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Maybe that’s why the lord, who made a tempting expression for a moment, shook his head.
“No, I’m grateful, but I’d rather conserve my strength.”
“Ah, I must have misunderstood something, but I didn’t mean to step in.”
“As long as the Orc is good enough, this child will suffice.”
Xian’s face was reflected in the lord’s eyes.
“Well, if you’re a trainee, at least an Orc… .”
After thinking for a moment, the lord opened his mouth.
“Then may I ask?”
Xian nodded at the lord’s words.
At the same time, I pulled out the dagger at my waist.
If mana wasn’t limited, it seemed like he could easily win against an Orc after a little observation.
But I don’t know how it is now.
Because Xian’s body was in a state that was difficult to judge even by himself.
Xian bent his leg to take off, and then stretched it out with all his might.
The rush of cyan shot off the ground in an instant was like flesh leaving a bowstring.
The okra that dug in the deepest flew toward the target, and the sword swung by Xian neatly slashed the orc’s neck.
It was the next moment when the headless orc fell to the ground and made a dull noise.