How to Live as a Half-Dragon - Chapter 3
How to Live as a Half-Dragon chapter 3
The morning passed while enjoying the snacks Hughes prepared.
Eventually, the tag team started again, and Xian played tag two more times after that.
‘Anyway, do you guys really like me?’
Secrets that Xian himself didn’t even know came out one after another, and it was the same after that.
The tagger was Xian all this morning.
‘How do you know all these habits… .’
It was a situation where he could have been annoyed by the chaser he was assigned to in succession, but Xian wasn’t particularly offended.
It’s not like we hang out every day anyway… .
Today is the day to say that I am hanging out with my children.
This much was bearable enough for my friends.
“But aren’t you hungry?”
“Come to think of it, I… .”
Hearing the children’s voices of hunger, Xian confirmed the sun in the sky.
The sun was just passing mid-heaven.
‘I’m hungry too… .’
They said they ate the snacks Hughes provided, but snacks are still snacks.
It had already been digested in the stomach of the children who were playing in full swing.
“Then, shall we go home and eat something?”
The children were delighted.
“But can I go?”
“So today is Felt’s Meat Pie? It’s absolutely delicious!”
Opinions gathered at once.
That’s because going to Felt’s house and taking care of it is quite familiar to children.
No matter how much children like to play, there is a limit to their physical strength.
At lunchtime, they usually feel hungry or exhausted, but the children would come back to the village every time to fill their stomachs or cool down… .
At this time, Feltne was the place where he was most indebted.
‘It’s been a while since I’ve been gone?’
Felt’s parents who run an inn.
Felt’s parents are also good people, so I remember that they always welcomed me.
It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen each other face to face, so Xian arrived at Felt’s inn with a complicated mind that made him feel a little awkward.
When Xian entered the inn with his children, Felt’s father, who was guarding the cash register at the entrance, smiled broadly.
It’s not even money, but he still takes care of the children, but he doesn’t show any dislike.
He could be called a good friend.
“Is Xian also here today?”
Xian politely greeted Felt’s father, who tangled his red hair.
“I thought it was an argument because I haven’t seen you lately.”
Feeling troubled, Felt’s father grinned.
“Please take care of the felt.”
A good person too.
There were a lot of people like this, so I couldn’t hate the village.
“felt. Go to a corner seat with your friends. I’ll bring you something to eat right away.”
“Yes, let’s go.”
The first floor of the inn, which was used as a restaurant, was quite crowded, probably because it was lunchtime.
Xian followed Felt through the center and sat down in a corner seat.
To be honest, it wasn’t a very good place, but I could say that this was a good idea for the subject of getting it for free.
“What shall we do in the afternoon?”
“Let’s go fishing in the lake.”
“eww… Isn’t fishing boring?”
“is it… ?”
The children who are busy sitting in their seats are already making plans for the afternoon.
But Xian, to be honest, wasn’t interested in that.
‘It’s okay if I don’t play as a slayer.’
As for other games, it is Xian who is ready to play with anything for today.
It was a time when Xi’an was just quietly listening to the children’s stories for that reason.
Just then, the door to the inn opened.
The three people who entered the inn looked like they were wearing hooded capes, behaved, and smelled like strangers.
Seeing them, Xi’an’s expression hardened.
* * *
There are three main reasons why Xian suspected that the three people who had just entered the store were Slayers.
First is the color.
Their outfits, which completely covered their bodies with hooded capes, might be able to completely hide their appearance, but they had a distinctive feature that made them unable to blend into their surroundings.
Since the village of Orn is located on the only road leading to the city on the other side of the mountain, it is not a story that they are not noticed, even though people dressed like that often come and go.
‘I looked through it earlier.’
Not even inside the store, Xian didn’t miss the sight of the people at the table being quickly inspected.
It was an act that I couldn’t understand unless there was some kind of purpose in the way that each of them naturally and quickly scanned the area they were assigned to.
‘Well, of course, going this far is a bit forced… .’
The problem is that if you add up to the third, the probability increases dramatically.
It was that they possessed much more mana than ordinary people.
‘Once it’s revealed, it’ll be hundreds of times better.’
I wondered why they didn’t hide that much mana properly, but anyway, their mana wasn’t common.
‘It’s definitely a Slayer.’
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Moreover, Xian had just heard that a slayer was currently staying in the village, so his suspicions were almost certain.
“What kind of food would you like to prepare?”
“Just ask for something I can make quickly.”
“If that’s the case, leave it to me, I’ll give it to you right away if you’re sitting here.”
Felt’s father skillfully responded to the three people, a combination of 1 boy and 2 girls… .
‘I’m worried about you… .’
Coincidentally, Xian was dissatisfied with the seat where the three of them sat.
That’s because it was behind his back, out of sight.
Xian’s nerves were on edge as he couldn’t even see the already disturbing element.
Even though I was still just sitting and talking, my mouth felt dry.
‘I’m sure they won’t get caught?’
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Mother said that it would be fine, that nothing special would happen, but it would not be normal if something happened, so Xian’s mind was only chasing the voices of the slayers coming from behind.
Several sounds flooded Xian’s ears.
The sounds ranged from nearby tables to those coming from the other end.
However, for Xian, it was not that difficult to collect only the chatter of Slayers from among the various voices. It was a familiar reason because it was a daily routine to observe others.
‘also… . It must have been a slayer.’
And as expected, they were Slayers.
Is this the difference between speculation and certainty? .
I was just convinced of my guess, but I was thirsty for no reason, so I ended up making an empty glass.
It was when Xian set the empty water glass down on the table.
“The food is out.”
I heard Felt’s father’s voice.
The place where the sound came from was the Slayers’ table, which was supposed to give them a sense of distance.
“You came out sooner than expected.”
“You seem busy, so I served the other table first.”
“is it… . Which table’s food?”
It was the next moment when I felt something like stares from behind Xian’s back.
A little while ago, that voice came to my ears once more.
“You are indebted to your little friends, serve them something delicious. Not this pie.”
“Yes, I am fine.”
Judging from the conversation I heard and the voice of Felt’s father who became more friendly, it was clear that he had received a tip.
That’s a pretty big amount too.
By the time the sound of Felt’s cheerful father’s footsteps went back to the cash register, Xian smiled as if everything was fine.
‘Thanks to you, I’ll eat something delicious.’
It was a smile that stemmed from the idea that he would be the first half-dragon to get food from the slayer.
It was when Xian continued to think about what kind of food would be served.
The sound of a wooden chair being dragged came from behind.
Xian’s eyes widened.
That’ll be too… .
‘no way… ?’
Because the footsteps were getting closer.
* * *
just as expected.
The steps of the Slayers, who were getting closer and closer, stopped right behind Xi’an.
“Can we talk for a minute, little buddy?”
The voice of the Slayer coming from behind.
It was the same voice he had been talking to Felt’s father a while ago.
I remembered her because her voice was impressive for a woman.
Xian’s heart started beating.
what to do
will you run away?
It wouldn’t be strange if a normal person would be nervous and flustered and their thoughts would be paralyzed.
But for some reason, Xi’an was only able to calm down in such an urgent situation.
I guess this is also a characteristic of dragons… ?
‘Rather than that, I need to find out why I was caught… .’
Xian started to analyze the cause seriously.
He felt the need to examine where the suspicion arose.
‘I don’t know why?’
However, to the shame of Xian’s efforts, of course, the answer did not come out.
It’s because I don’t know where the tail was caught.
‘I can’t do this… .’
If it was a normal thing, I would have given up after thinking about it in moderation.
But Xian didn’t do that this time. No, it couldn’t be exactly that.
That’s because you can’t make a decision if you don’t know the reason for the suspicion.
Either run away or respond to the conversation.
‘If you run away, it’s all over… .’
Running out of this place is no different from confessing to being a dragon.
Of course, you have to say goodbye to your favorite village, neighbors, and friends.
Now, perhaps at the level of mild suspicion, Xian could not casually make a choice that would lead to such extreme results.
‘Even that, there’s no law telling mother not to spark… .’
I don’t know what kind of harsh punishment will follow on the pretext of colluding with the dragon.
As Xian was sweating profusely and pondering, the Slayer’s voice came in once again.
“Are you going to pretend not to know?”
It looks dirty… .
Feeling that he couldn’t stand it any longer, Xian made a decision.
Xi’an’s decision was to respond to a conversation that was either a kill or a meal.
No matter how much I looked back, I hadn’t done anything suspicious.
It was the moment when Xian was about to part his lips.
“I… , Me?”
Suddenly, a familiar voice came from the other side.
Startled by the voice he heard, Xian looked across the street.
The owner of the fear-filled voice… … .
It was a melody.