How to Live as a Half-Dragon - Chapter 35
How to Live as a Half-Dragon chapter 35
035. What the trials gave and went (3).
I can’t learn the non-young dance…
I asked if he was trying to say that he couldn’t copy after just one look, but it didn’t seem like that.
“Considering the child’s age, he probably didn’t use it with such high proficiency. I probably couldn’t implement even 10% of it properly.”
Even though it’s not my power, it’s that much?
It was a time when I thought that I should learn more.
“Nevertheless, that level of power means that the family is at its peak.”
Hughes insisted that it would be difficult to learn unless there was a lot of talent and effort, although it would not be only one of the top 10 famous families on the continent.
Even if there is no one to guide you, there is nothing to say.
“No matter how cyanide is, it will be impossible to learn… No, even if it were possible, it would take quite a long time.”
“Time doesn’t matter!”
To be honest, Hughes was a little taken aback by Xi’an’s immediate reply, as if he had thought he would give up if he said this much.
“Looks pretty… It must have been a cool technique, right?”
It was a skill that was hard to explain in words and had something that made my heart race.
“In that case, it wouldn’t matter if we took a moment to relieve our boredom… It will be hard. Training alone.”
“Even if you learn it, you may never use it.”
Hughes spoke in a more embarrassed tone at Xian’s reaction.
“The place Xian is finally heading to is the Duke of Alteon, right? You haven’t forgotten, have you?”
“I haven’t forgotten, why is that?”
“Are you sure you’re going to use that skill even if you go there?”
Like the Pereira family, the Duke of Alteon is one of the top 10 slayer families on the continent.
Joining the family is never easy.
I don’t know how to qualify for trust because of the lineage of my grandson, but most of them couldn’t easily belong even if they wanted to, and it was common to get a chance after all the effort.
As a result, many Gasols and members will live with pride, but if you use the technology of another family in the master bedroom of such a place, it is hard to laugh it off.
Entrusting to that family means sharing life and death as a member of it.
It was fortunate that if you couldn’t keep those basic etiquettes, you wouldn’t be kicked out.
“It’s just a waste of time.”
It was a time when Xian was very disappointed because even if he had to learn it the hard way, if he had no use for it, that would also be disappointing.
“By the way, Xian.”
I heard Hughes’ voice calling Xian.
Xian answered him.
“I have arrived.”
arrived at the village
* * *
In a way, it could be said that this village was the culprit behind all the incidents.
If he had not received a request from the lord in this village, there would be no reason to follow the punitive force, there would be no reason to meet Drake after being attacked by the Dragonians, and there would be no need to worry about Hughes’ life now.
‘Thinking about it that way, I’m just getting mad.’
In the past, it was an affectionate village, enough to be an oasis in the desert where you can rest your tired body, but thanks to you, after going through a lot of hardships, I came to think that the human heart is like that.
“Xian, slowly wear the necklace.”
“necklace… Oh yes.”
There was no reason to wear it now, but there was no reason to delay it any longer.
Xian pulled out the necklace he had put in his pants pocket and put it around his neck, sneaking a look at Hughes’ chest.
Even though I couldn’t see it because of the way I dressed, it was the reason I remembered the red necklace I had seen when handing over the necklace the other day.
‘Come to think of it, this is the same color as Hughes’ hair?’
Hughes asked if he felt Xian’s gaze.
“Come to think of it, it seems Hughes noona had another identical red necklace. Is that the same as this one?”
“It is. The necklace I gave to Xian… Please think of me as me and cherish me.”
“uh… Aren’t you lending it?”
It seemed like a valuable item, so I thought it was natural, but Hughes nodded in affirmation.
“I’m giving it as a gift.”
“It seems expensive… .”
When I was about to ask if it would be okay to give it to me, Hughes was the first to speak.
It was getting closer to the entrance of the village.
“Would you like some cyan sword?”
Naturally, neither Cyan nor Hughes had ever seen their faces in this town.
In other words, if you want to meet the lord, the fastest way to prove that you are a slayer is to prove that you are a slayer, as was the case before, but this was the only reason for Xian’s sword.
Xian recognized his intentions at once and readily handed them over, and Hughes arrived at the entrance a moment later and presented his sword at the ensuing checkpoint and said,
“Can you tell the lord that the Slayer has returned from its mission?”
“radish… Are you all right?”
Rumors had already spread that the Slayer suddenly disappeared during the subjugation. Hughes said lightly.
“It took me a while to deal with him because of circumstances. Anyway, can you tell the lord?”
“of course. Please wait a moment.”
The vigilante who said that in a voice full of discipline immediately ran to somewhere.
And maybe 15 minutes passed.
The knight who always accompanied the lord appeared in a hurry.
Was it brandy or a brand?
Anyway, Xian remembered that it was a knight with that name.
“I believed you would come back alive.”
No matter how much I thought about it, I didn’t want to do that, so I asked, and sure enough, Brandy cleared her throat and averted her gaze.
It must have been wasting time after requesting a subjugation from Kadan, as Xian expected.
“really… no see. The Lord is waiting for you. Let’s go.”
When the knight who responded to Xian’s words took the lead, Xian and Hughes started walking along.
and how long has it been
I saw the familiar command post tent.
‘This man still lives here… .’
The subjugation party was wiped out twice and time was dragged on.
I thought I would be able to rent a suitable inn or an entire inn even if I was tired, but I guess I didn’t mean to disrespect the theory of mind that I spread the other day.
As Xian entered the command post, he heard the voice of the lord welcoming him.
“My, I have not lost hope that I will definitely return. Have a cup of tea at a time.”
As Xian sat down with Hughes at the seat where the hot tea he had just prepared was ready, the lord said.
“Rather than that, did you really deal with the Dragonian?”
It was a question from the lord who flew in before he even lifted the cup, but Hughes drank calmly and put the cup down.
“Yes, I was a little late for some reason, but he wasn’t such a great guy.”
“Oh oh… .”
The lord, delighted with Hughes’ answer, asked a question insinuatingly.
The previous words were all greetings, and this seemed to be the main topic.
“Then his corpse… ?”
“The other two who will come later will probably pick it up and bring it back.”
“The other two… ?”
Hughes said calmly.
“I am referring to the two Slayers who disappeared before us.”
“Are those two still alive?”
“Yes, I’ll tell you in detail, but it seems like the people who were imprisoned in the Dragonian’s Lair were tied up.”
The lord reacted as if he was very sorry, then asked a sneaky question.
“Then what about them?”
“Probably soon those two will be back with us.”
“Anyway, I’d like to receive the reward I promised you earlier.”
“Give me a reward. But it’s a lot of money, so it will take some time to prepare right away… If you’re not too busy, why don’t you stay in the village for a few days before you go?”
Hughes shook his head.
The lord’s ulterior motive is obvious.
They are doubting themselves now.
In fact, since nothing has been proven that is not unreasonable, there is no choice but to be reluctant to give money willingly.
“Unfortunately, it has already been delayed. Originally, I was planning to leave here four days ago. I plan on doing some light maintenance and leaving town.”
“… It’s too bad.”
Hughes said to the lord who was lost in thought for a moment.
“If you can’t give me the full amount you promised, I’ll take at least a portion of it.”
“If you do that, I’d appreciate it… .”
After a while, Hughes took only the money Brandy had brought and left the command post.
Xian, who followed, said.
“The world is so tough.”
“Well, from that point of view, even this must have been a lot of care.”
Even though he knew it might be a scammer, he gave him a fairly large amount of money.
“But what are you going to do now?”
Stopping by the village was partly to collect the reward, but at the same time, it was also to check Drake’s continued reaction.
Hughes thought for a moment, thinking that it might be too early to leave as it is.
“Shall we go and eat?”
* * *
The inn where Xian was dragged into Hughes’ hands was the same inn he had stayed in before.
The distance was relatively close, and it was a step in a familiar place.
When I ate it before, it was so delicious that I didn’t know if it went through my nose or my mouth, but today I had no appetite.
It’s not that the food has lost its taste, but it seems like it’s because I’m worried about it.
‘What if Drake attacks me… ?’
Then Hughes should really die because of him.
On the way to this place, I tried not to think as much as possible, but when I was put in a situation that might happen, I was so worried that I had no time to eat.
“Doesn’t it suit your taste?”
Rather, Hughes, who may have to deal with a stronger enemy called Drake sooner rather than Cyan, was eating deliciously.
Is Hughes really okay?
‘No, it can’t be.’
Hughes also said he was afraid of dying.
He also said he wanted to try something with himself.
I don’t know what this and that is, but at least I won’t die here.
“Can’t we just run away?”
“You know what I would say.”
Hughes spoke calmly as if it were none of his business.
“And I know what Sian is struggling with so much.”
“… … .”
“You think it’s because of you?”
I feel uncomfortable knowing that this situation has happened as a result of my stubbornness.
However, Hughes spoke calmly with a pretty smile on his lips as usual.
“But I am also at fault. Because I couldn’t break Xian’s stubbornness and got along. It’s my fault for not stopping Xian, who said he would return to Drake’s group, and it’s my fault for not stopping Xian, who said he would save the child today.”
“Don’t apologize. Nobody knows what will happen yet, right? I believe Xian’s discernment in choosing to trust a child named Leah.”
“… … .”
Hughes opened his mouth as if he wanted to avoid sagging the atmosphere when Xian didn’t say anything.
“Rather than that, shall we talk about what Xian got from this opportunity?”
“I got it… ?”
“Your trials always give something to those who have overcome it.”
what you got…
“Non-young? Of course, I can’t use it right now.”
“Aside from that, there are also mana hearts.”
“uh? How did you know I made mana hearts?”
“Because you can’t use the dragon slash with a dragon heart.”
Having said that, I gained quite a lot.
I learned a decent skill, made a large mana heart, and mastered the dragon slash that is the basis for becoming a slayer.
It was a huge income to learn all this in just four days or so.
‘If I got the reward money I received before coming here, did I get it?’
There are so many things that the ordeal left behind.
And Xian thought that it would be nice if there were no pure harvests.
By now, the sun was setting outside.
said Hughes, looking out the window.
“Is the sun setting early today?”
I decided to spend time only until the sun went down, so when it gets dark outside, the decision is over.
Time passes so slowly.
It was the first time since I was born that the line outside was so long for the sunset and the moon to rise.
Luckily, Drake didn’t show up until the night sky was full of stars.
Considering his monstrous physical abilities, it is even though it was enough to show up a long time ago.
“thank god… .”
Sian let out a sigh of relief, and after a while, Hughes stood up and said,
“Let’s go, Xian.”
Xian, knowing what this meant, got up lightheartedly.
Cyan, who came out late at night, climbed over the fence with Hughes, just like the night he left his hometown a few days ago.
A fence approximately 5m high.
This too is similar to that time.
“Xian, we will be training on the way, so be prepared.”
Xian smiled at Hughes’ words toward Xian who had crossed the wall.
“As much as you like.”