How to Live as a Half-Dragon - Chapter 39
How to Live as a Half-Dragon chapter 39
As the inspection progressed, Xian moved forward.
I was able to check the inspection procedure more accurately.
‘If you look closely, isn’t it?’
Fortunately, the object the guard was holding looked similar, but it didn’t seem to be a Slayer’s identity card.
There were no markings that should have been there.
‘There is no dragon pattern.’
However, it seemed that that was not the only problem to be relieved again.
It was because even though it was not a Slayer’s identity card, its appearance and use seemed similar.
‘Just by looking at that, it’s clear.’
Bringing an object resembling an identity card to the body.
It was clear when looking at it.
They are now filtering out the Dragonians through inspections.
‘Since it’s a city, they do things like that… .’
Hughes was worried.
‘Did Hughes not know?’
Worried about her, I glanced over and Hughes was unconcerned.
Xian confirmed it, so she wouldn’t be unaware of the current situation, but it seems like she’s dealing with someone else’s business.
‘No… It could be that I’m not showing off.’
Come to think of it, now I can’t even get out of the waiting line.
This is because if you suddenly break off the line and run away, you may think it suspicious.
At least the guards can handle it lightly, but the problem is on the wall.
‘Looks pretty strong… .’
There were about five or six knights with great momentum on standby.
‘No, it’s a problem even if I can handle those things… .’
It is self-evident that if you commit a mass murder and run away, you will soon be pursued.
In this situation, the only way out was to pass through that checkpoint casually.
‘I’ll be fine… .’
It was Xian who easily passed even the Slayer’s checkpoint.
There was no way to get caught by any means.
But not Hughes.
Isn’t there a bar that has already been caught and suffered a situation that you don’t want to be seen?
It was around the time that Xian was restless for a series of reasons.
A hand touched his shoulder to arouse the tension.
“Sian, calm down.”
Hughes whispered in my ear.
“It will be fine.”
“… … .”
Honestly, it’s hard to believe Hughes’ words that he’ll be fine, but I could tell that he had an idea.
Seeing him soothe his embarrassed self in an adult way.
As Xian calmed down at the dignified appearance, it wasn’t long before Xian’s turn came.
“Cooperate for a moment… uh… ! Slayer?”
The guards who were about to conduct an inspection could be seen startled by Hughes’ sword.
‘Did you trust the sword?’
It was time to think that if there was something that could prove his identity as a Slayer, he might be able to eat it in the city.
“Excuse me, but these days there are people who pretend to be Slayers. Even if it is cumbersome, I ask for your cooperation.”
The voices of both guards were heard saying that there was nothing to say.
“Could you take off your hat?”
Xian watched the situation while trying to hide the rising tension.
It was because in the worst case, if Hughes used force, he would have to react immediately in response.
‘Wouldn’t it be better to take off the necklace too?’
If possible, you will be able to respond quickly only when you are in the best condition.
It was when Xian was even thinking about that.
Unexpectedly, Hughes obediently obeyed the guardsman and took off his hooded cape to reveal his face.
Xian was greatly surprised.
The reason was that Hughes’s hair color was silver instead of the usual blue.
“… … .”
For a moment, I wondered if it was Hughes, but it was the same face I’ve always seen.
As soon as Hughes took off his hat, admiration flowed around him.
Admiration jumps out from the guards as well as from the queue behind them.
After all, Hughes was in a rural area, so he wasn’t told that he was pretty, but he must have been nationwide.
The guard, who had lost his mind for a moment, suddenly came to his senses and said,
“That, excuse me. Please go in.”
When Hughes smiled, his face turned red and he cleared his throat.
“Come next person.”
“that… I am… .”
“It’s okay, you can go in.”
After all, he is a boy of about ten years old.
Even if the companion was a slayer, it seemed to have judged that there would be no big problem.
For Xi’an, of course, it was a good thing.
I expected it to be okay, but it was the reason why I was reluctant to be checked.
“Then what… .”
Xian entered the city with Hughes.
The city was indeed more spectacular than it looked from the outside.
A densely packed building.
Vitality felt everywhere.
None of them were unfamiliar.
But that wasn’t what Xian was curious about right away.
‘How did you do it?’
Although it was true that the city was also very intriguing.
Cyan’s nerves were actually Hughes’ hair color.
I was also curious that the appearance of the orc didn’t come out like last time.
‘It’s okay to ask now… .’
I haven’t fallen far from the checkpoint yet.
It would be embarrassing if someone eavesdropped on it, so I decided to ask when I arrived at the dorm.
“The largest room.”
“It’s the fifth floor room, and it’s the biggest room in our house.”
After stopping at the nearest inn and arriving at the inn, Xian said.
“Hugh, that hair… .”
Hughes, who took off his stuffy hooded cape as if it were natural, responded to Xian’s words.
Xian stopped talking.
It was because Hughes’ hair had returned to its usual light blue color.
“Did your hair color come back?”
“Ah, did you wonder about that?”
Hughes opened his mouth as if he was curious about that.
* * *
To sum up Hughes’ story, this was it.
“So it was magic?”
Of course, it wasn’t about hair color.
As for magic, the rusty spots resembling the orcs that were revealed in the Slayer’s checkpoint the other day were the other peculiarities.
That’s not Hughes’ wild awakening.
It was a kind of gimmick, Hughes said.
Hughes said it was cute.
“And you said it last time. It has nothing to do with that orc.”
When Xian thought about it, it seemed that he had heard such words the other day when he encountered a group of orcs with a subjugation party.
It’s not exactly what you think it is, though.
‘Then are you really a witch?’
Xian had also heard the legend of the witch.
Stories told through the mouths of adventurers.
The hidden city of Medea.
However, many said that it was literally a legend.
It was a questionable story even if it really existed, but Hughes never thought that the witch’s blood was flowing.
“Then, the silver hair a while ago… .”
“Yes, the wild awakened.”
I know that witches are not very different from humans in appearance.
Therefore, it would have been difficult to find outliers through simple inspection alone.
Hughes had always had silver hair since he took off his hat.
“There was such a trick… .”
I think it’s pretty useful, said Hughes.
“But it’s hard to fool the senses of first-class slayers.”
“Then, to what extent can you cheat?”
I already know that it’s impossible for someone as strong as Drake from before.
So, I was curious to what level it would be.
“I’ve never tested it, but if you’re a high-level slayer, you won’t know if you don’t know.”
Of course, there weren’t that many high-level Slayers across the continent.
Do you think it’s only about a couple of hundred people at most?
It was said that if Hughes was determined and tried to deceive, there would be no way he would be caught.
However, Hughes said that as long as the dragon jade was developed, he would notice it unconditionally when he became a high-ranking slayer.
Anyway, the details are the same, Xian finally understood what happened last night.
That was Hughes’ reaction when I asked if he was an orc.
“uh? Are you going to sleep?”
While I was thinking about miscellaneous things, Hughes, who had gone to wash up, came out and lay down on the bed.
The sunset hadn’t even set outside yet.
Xian looked at him incredulously, and she said.
“Yes, I’m a bit tired because I couldn’t sleep yesterday because of someone.”
Having said that, I had nothing to say.
It was the reason someone knew who he was.
“I told you to get a good night’s sleep, didn’t you?”
“Then take care of me, Xian.”
* * *
The village of Betian is a small village located on the outskirts of the Belvian Barony.
It was the third largest of the Belvian Baronies, which consisted of about five small villages.
However, Baron Belvian was still staying in this boring village without much character.
Even though it has been six days since the Dragonians were defeated, they did not return to the Holy Land and remained here.
“Prince Pereira came to visit?”
That was the reason why unexpected guests came here.
They were the two other Slayers who returned with more than a hundred people the day after the two Slayers returned after delivering the news of the Dragonian’s extermination.
‘I didn’t know that he was the former head of the Ferreira family… .’
Anyway, if you didn’t know, you wouldn’t know.
It was something I just couldn’t pass up.
Even if he was a huge aristocrat from a foreign country, he was the aristocrat of a ducal family.
There were a few small wars, but each country that had become sticky by defeating a huge enemy called a dragon had maintained a long peace for a thousand years. Perhaps because of that, it was a common practice to treat countries with as much respect as their own nobility, even if they were different.
“Bring me right away.”
As soon as the guards left at the words of Baron Belvian, he remained alone and muttered.
“Still, I’m glad you said you’re leaving today.”
Even if they moved from an uncomfortable tent to a temporary sister-in-law in the village, the small size and poor facilities made it uncomfortable.
The only way to relieve the fatigue accumulated from the Dragonians was to go back to the Holy Land and rest.
To do that, Drake must leave as soon as possible.
“The Duke has arrived.”
“Tell them to eat inside.”
At the baron’s words, the door opened and an old man with gray hair entered.
It was Drake.
His sharp and orderly demeanor seemed to indicate his identity.
I wondered why I hadn’t noticed this before.
“I’m sorry for coming so suddenly.”
“Please take a seat.”
He said as he naturally yielded the seat of honor to Drake and took an empty seat.
“Actually, I came to ask you something.”
“If you are going to ask… .”
“Didn’t the two Slayers visit before us?”