How to Live as a Half-Dragon - Chapter 27
How to Live as a Half-Dragon chapter 27
027. miracle (3).
Xian said to the boy.
“As I said before, I understand what you mean about the strain on your ankles and the lack of flexibility when creating afterimages, but… .”
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The boy nodded.
“That’s right, Grandpa is too big for you.”
What this means is that it is still Xian, the body of a 10-year-old boy, so it is difficult to follow the same technique demonstrated with a long body and long legs.
Rather, it can be said that Xi’an’s excellent insight and ability to execute were interfering.
“My father used to say that a lot.”
“My grandfather is a strong man, but he is not a good educator… .”
I think I know what you mean at once.
Xian knows how he taught her, a delicate and small boy, while shouting at him.
It was also a wound in my heart.
Of course, that is not the only story.
Drake is a so-called genius.
“You said you couldn’t look at your students through the eyes of those who didn’t, because you did it easily and easily.”
And that case can be said to be a perfect example now.
It was shown to Xi’an as it was the habit he used to spread with his long body and long legs.
“uh? want to go?”
The boy who was talking starts to move into the aisle of the secret room before he knew it.
Seeing his trembling legs made me feel sorry for nothing.
“Grandpa will be back soon.”
“What I showed you is a secret from Grandpa.”
Xian stopped the boy who was moving deeper and deeper into the dark aisle while holding on to the wall.
“for a moment.”
“What is your name? I am Xian.”
“… Leah, and I’m two years older.”
Xian, who had been watching the scene disappear into the darkness, thought to himself.
“what… Do you want me to call you brother?”
There is quite a back end.
But I didn’t have the heart to grumble at the fact that I was a year or two older than I was.
I wondered if I could do something for the person who taught me valuable skills.
“I got a hint from an unexpected place.”
Unlike before, when I had no idea at all, I felt like I could succeed this time.
“How is it going?”
As the boy said, when Drake returned, Xian said.
“I got it.”
“If it was intended to be funny, praise it.”
“Isn’t it true?”
“It’s okay, just try it, I’ll point out any mistakes.”
Sian smirked at Drake’s words.
You see, I don’t really believe in rat poop.
‘I’m going to be surprised?’
With the intention of giving him a big surprise, Xi’an cast a non-shooting shot out of nowhere.
Drake’s eyes were about to stand out for a moment at the fairly plausible appearance.
It was caused by Xian’s twisted foot, which caused her to stumble.
Drake laughed as Xian’s face turned red as he barely managed to keep his balance while walking.
“Look at that, it’s good to be full of motivation, but… .”
Drake’s eyes were about to form a moment ago, but they were filled with surprise.
It was because Xian disappeared as a sharp handful of wind.
Along with the three afterimages that dispersed belatedly, Xian’s voice came from behind.
“how is it?”
* * *
Drake let out an exclamation of bewilderment at the miracle unfolding before his eyes.
It was obviously because the guy who had been clumsy until just now had put it in a plausible way.
No matter how much I was careless, this was already beyond the level of deception.
“How is this possible?”
Of course, I didn’t miss Xian’s movements.
He said he was careless, but he is Drake, the former head of the Fereira family.
There are rather few people who do not know his name on the entire continent, and even the number of Dragonians he hunts is hard to count. He is the idol of the Slayers.
It didn’t make sense to not be able to discern Ferreira’s skill, let alone anything else.
But what was obviously surprising was the truth.
That’s why Xi’an’s movements were surprising.
‘This Drake… .’
The guy who dared to learn about half a day.
Just a 10 year old kid.
“That’s because I’m a genius… .”
Ignoring Xian’s nonsense, Drake suddenly turned his head.
His gaze went down the aisle. To be precise, it was the secret room where Leah was.
“It seems that he has been there… .”
I told you not to tell me, but if I do this, I am very sorry.
“No, so… , isn’t it? myself… .”
“… … .”
Did you hear it or not…
Drake still didn’t even respond to Xian’s words.
It was time for Drake’s attitude to burn Xi’an’s stomach.
“Rather than that, he’s something special… .”
“There is such a thing.”
Contrary to Xian’s restless heart, Drake was happy to see Xian and Leah in his heart.
It is Leah who does not show interest in others as much as herself.
It was the first time such a guy took an interest in someone outside of his family.
You could say this was a great thing.
And if that’s the reason, Xian’s genius is the reason.
‘Well, was it half a year?’
It was the time it took for Leah, who had been called a genius, to learn the current non-spirituality.
Of course, it took much longer to refine most of the half year to perfection with his unique stubbornness, but in any case, half a year was consumed to skillfully use it.
But the monster in front of me did it in just half a day.
‘Quack… . It must have been a lot of stimulation.’
It was when Drake smiled, convinced that this meeting would surely lead to Leia’s growth.
“No, I realized it myself because I am a genius!”
“Are you still saying that, you bastard!”
Drake placed honey chestnuts on Xian’s head with an annoyed complaint.
Drake said as Cyan, clutching his head, trembled in pain.
“I am indebted to you.”
With tears on her face, Xian looked at Drake.
It was because I didn’t know what the hell he was doing.
But at first glance, I don’t think it’s a bad story… .
“Details are fine, but more than that, how the hell did you tell me how did you get it right away?”
Drake was also conscious of his inability to teach others.
However, when this situation unfolded right in front of my eyes, I was quite concerned.
What kind of magic did you do?
“uh… . therefore… .”
Sian told the story of his relationship with Leah.
Leah had asked him not to tell her, but it seemed like everyone had already been caught anyway, and it didn’t seem like anything would change if she pulled them off.
I’m glad I don’t get hit by one more night…
“That’s what happened… .”
Drake, who heard all the stories, seemed to be accepting them with interest.
It was because Leah only told Xian at eye level, but there was nothing special about it.
“Leading from the pupil’s point of view… .”
It was an atmosphere that even felt dejected to be so clearly divided over such a trivial thing.
“I… . however.”
As Drake was lost in thought, Xian spoke up.
Drake asked why.
“So what are you learning from now on?”
“You mean from now on? hmm… .”
Drake paused for a moment.
I don’t know, but seeing as I can’t speak immediately…
Drake, unexpectedly, readily acknowledged the prodding.
“If you tell me something, yes.”
It’s because the original schedule was to spend two days just learning non-spirituality.
‘Maybe I have talent?’
“Are you really good at that?”
“What a surprise… .”
In this situation, given Drake’s personality so far, I thought that severe bruises would come back…
What came back unexpectedly was highly praised.
“You can call it a monster. Even if I search all continents, it would be difficult to find a talent like you.”
Hearing this level of praise from his mouth, which seemed to be lacking in praise, made Xian feel very good.
“Well done anyway. And if you’re going to learn, I’ll teach you some moves suitable for survival.”
“survival… . Does that mean you’re going to help with the defense?”
Certainly, no matter how much skill you have to take an opponent’s vitals, it means nothing if you can’t withstand the first attack of a guy who specializes in surprise attacks.
“Why, don’t you like it?”
If it was survival, Xian had no reason to refuse.
It was time for Xian to wait for Drake’s instructions with bright eyes.
“Ah, I see.”
Drake suddenly made a face as if he had remembered something.
“In case you don’t know, there’s nothing to lose by learning this.”
* * *
Xian focused on training for two full days after that.
Considering the situation in a place where mana is not easily recovered once consumed, the training continued without using mana as much as possible from the middle, but it was difficult to feel a clear effect because of that.
‘I don’t know if I’m copying well or not… .’
what… . I was learning with the thought that it would be better than not learning, but honestly, it was true that I was losing my mind.
I was curious to see how effective it would be in practice.
It was when Xian was wielding the dagger in the posture he had learned from Drake.
After a while, there was someone who appeared in the secret room.
It was Drake.
Also, his expression after improving the condition of Leah, who was poisoned, was quite serious.
“Is Leah okay?”
“It still is.”
“hmm… . Then why do you look like that?”
Drake sighed with a serious face, but then opened his mouth.
“The problem is with me.”
Trouble with Drake?
To be honest, I watched the draft for two days, but I didn’t notice anything.
“Mana has finally bottomed out.”
“uh… ? Come to think of it?”
Even with Xian’s senses, it was almost as if his mana heart was empty.
Of course, even if the mana recovery was hindered by the fog, it would be restored little by little, but it was a serious problem because there were not one or two places for mana to go out while helping Leah, who was attacked by monsters every hour and occasionally poisoned.
Drake moved slowly, corrected Xian’s posture without saying a word, then went to a corner and sat down.
“… … .”
Xian, who was worried about him, did some training in the same posture Drake held, and then approached cautiously and said.
“Is it that serious?”
Drake said, belatedly waking up from his thoughts, as if he had been thinking about it quite deeply.
“Mano, that’s why.”
“There is that, but I was thinking of something else now.”
Xian, who couldn’t hold back his questions, asked right away.
“So, is there anything more serious than that?”
Drake’s lack of mana was recognized as a serious problem, but another problem comparable to that.
Even if I’m anxious, I definitely need to know.
“What is it? I’m also on the same boat, so I need to know.”
Drake looked at Xian and pondered whether or not to speak, but soon opened his mouth.
“It is because of you.”
Xian was dumbfounded by the completely unexpected words.
I wondered if I had done something wrong without even realizing it.
“Exactly, it’s something related to you.”
Fortunately, it seemed that it wasn’t something that happened because of his own fault, so Xian calmed down and asked again.
“So what is it?”
During the two days of training, I had completely forgotten Hughes’ existence.
Except for the time to sleep and eat and pack, he never neglected training.
“Judging by the atmosphere, it seems that you have not come alone.”
“So why Hughes?”
“Hughes? Is that your companion’s name?”
“Ah, that’s right.”
“I thought that if I was training with you, I would join you there. To be honest, you’re a good companion, and judging from your level, you wouldn’t have released it alone, and of course you would be close to a guardian, and I thought it would be of great help to your battle.”
Drake’s judgment was correct.
If there was one thing Drake overlooked, it was that Hughes was a protector, but the sense of duty would not be so high by Xian’s calculations.
‘Because I was simply asked by my mother.’
At first, he did not suspect that Hughes would come to visit him, but it was also true that he could not say for sure that he would come because there was still little news about him.
I want to trust Hughes, but what Hughes emphasized so much was not to trust the same Dragonian.
‘Or maybe Hughes didn’t get hurt too?’
No matter how hard Hughes was, it would have been difficult to save his life if he had been caught off guard and poisoned like Leah.
Sian hoped that Hughes would rather have abandoned him and gone his own way.
As Xian was thinking the same thing, Drake said.
“So, what kind of guy is Hughes? Originally, I thought I would join by the end of the day yesterday at the latest.”
Are you a trustworthy guy?
How good are your skills?
Drake spat out a series of questions.
“I do not know. To be honest, I’m not even sure I didn’t get hit by a dragonian… .”
Despite hearing quite negative comments, Drake was surprisingly calm.
After thinking for a while, he said.
“I don’t know why, but if you say so, there’s no point in waiting any longer.”
said Drake, looking out of the cave.
“I’ll take the people out at dawn tomorrow.”