How to Live as a Half-Dragon - Chapter 4
How to Live as a Half-Dragon chapter 4
Xian looked at Melody’s face as she got up from her seat.
‘Why is that expression… ?’
Seeing the melody as nervous as he was, Xian thought for a moment, then suddenly remembered a fact he had been missing.
‘I see… .’
They say that being buried in fear narrows your field of vision… !
The situation was just right.
‘I wasn’t… .’
At the same time as the emptiness set in, a sense of relief came.
If Xian’s idea was right, it was because it was Melody, not Xian, that raised Slayer’s suspicions.
So it was natural that there was nothing to pinpoint.
As expected, Slayer affirmed Melody’s words.
Xian felt sorry for Melody, but she was genuinely happy that she was freed from the suspect line at this moment.
‘You don’t have to leave town!’
What to do if the conversation breaks down at the moment.
What else to do if you are already convinced rather than doubting.
What will happen to her mother if it is revealed that she is a half-dragon?
Because I was afraid and scared, the sense of liberation I felt at this moment was indescribable.
Feeling more at ease, Xian thought about the situation at the store.
‘You’ve been paying attention like this… .’
The scene inside the store was very unfamiliar.
Normally, each of them would talk about what they would have to say and would be preoccupied with their meal, but for no reason, they stopped what they were doing and just looked this way.
‘This is all because of you guys!’
Xian glanced at the Slayers.
If I had to choose the ones I hated the most right now, it would of course be those three Slayers.
Xian, who glared at Slayer for a moment, soon moved his gaze to Melody.
‘But is Melody a Dragonian?’
In Xi’an’s memory, Melody had a lot of Mana among other kids her age.
The level was dozens of times higher than that of village children of the same age.
Of course, it was nothing compared to Xian or the Slayers in front of him.
Anyway, it was clear that he had great mana.
‘And looking at the reaction now… .’
It was clear that Melody, like Xian, was usually hiding mana.
I didn’t even know it was because it was so crude.
‘Well, it must have been too much to fool the Slayers.’
Xian suddenly became curious.
Whether Melody is in the same situation as herself or not.
Whether it’s a Dragonian or not.
“I have something to check, so come out here, kid.”
Immediately after hearing the cold, intimidating voice of a man, the voice of a woman who had been begging a while ago was heard again.
“Kane, don’t step out and step back.”
“… … .”
As the man called Kane raised his eyebrows in displeasure, the woman spoke again.
“under… . Yes, yes, it’s okay.”
When the male slayer stepped back, she spoke to Melody again.
Unlike the man, it was a soft voice.
“Don’t be afraid girl, we just have a few things we want to check.”
“You want to check… ?”
“I just want to hear why you glanced at our table earlier.”
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Melody, who hesitated and couldn’t answer, carefully opened her mouth.
“that… , It’s amazing.”
“Slayer… . It’s my first time seeing it… .”
The three of them looked surprised again.
This may have been due to the large distance between the tables.
“How did you know we were Slayers?”
“that… I heard you.”
“If that’s true… .”
The atmosphere of the Slayers became quite serious.
It’s probably recognizing that it’s one of two things.
Either a dragonian with dragon blood, or a possessor of extraordinary talent.
“It might be worth checking out.”
It was when the Slayer heard Melody’s words and tried to confirm the truth.
The onlookers inside the store started to mutter as if they had heard the conversation with Melody.
“Is it real? I heard that there are a lot of impersonators these days… .”
“Slayer is at a table full of little kids… It’s a big deal.”
Of course, from the point of view of the Slayers, who basically follow the rule of stealth, the turmoil in the store was undesirable.
Feeling the need to finish her business quickly, the woman hurriedly asked Melody for her cooperation.
“Can you come over here for a minute?”
“yes? that is… .”
“It’ll take a while. There is no need to be afraid.”
Compared to the man from before, she still had a caring and friendly voice, but the problem was with Melody.
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Melody was only a girl of about 10 years old, and as much as she was afraid of the current abnormal situation, she didn’t approach it.
It was at that moment when Melody hesitated and couldn’t stop when Felt’s father appeared in the kitchen.
“Why is the atmosphere of the restaurant… ?”
As soon as I came out to the restaurant, Felt’s father came straight to me, probably sensing a strange atmosphere.
Perhaps judging that the children had gone against the hearts of the guests, he carefully spoke to the Slayers.
“that… Are you having any problems?”
“I just have something to check, so the owner has nothing to worry about.”
“If there is anything that displeases you, let me know, immature children… .”
A woman’s palm came in front of Felt’s father’s eyes.
In the woman’s hand was a copper plate that I don’t know when it was taken out.
Felt’s father flinched when he saw it.
A plaque depicting a dragon breathing fire.
to its unique soft color.
It was the identity card of an infallible Slayer.
“I am on official duty.”
It was not only Felt’s father who was surprised.
The same goes for the customers in the restaurant who have been quietly watching the situation all along.
“What is a real slayer… ? I suspected it was an impersonation… .”
“Even if it’s a copper plate, what if there’s even an identity card… .”
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Most of the responses were that there was nothing more to argue about.
“Anyway, the fact that they even held out their ID cards means that something really serious is going on at that table… That’s why Slayers are usually stealth.”
“Unless there is a dragon… .”
“When did you hear that dragons were extinct? At best, it must be a dragonian.”
Unlike the onlookers inside, Felt’s father’s expression became much heavier.
The woman’s words, “I’m on official business,” were simple, but it was the reason for knowing that the meaning of the words was never light.
Since it was revealed that he was on official duty, there is even a possibility that he would be tied up as a participant if things went wrong for no reason after defending the children.
‘Let’s believe in the Slayer… .’
Inevitably, Felt’s father withdrew.
Still, this was the reason why I hadn’t heard that Slayer persecuted ordinary people while doing business in this village where relatively many outsiders visited.
Authority and fame come from your usual conduct.
If the slayers were those who persecuted the weak with their strength, they would know that they would not have been able to reign as objects of respect and hospitality as they do now.
When everything was settled, the Slayer spoke to Melody again.
* * *
Xian was quietly watching the situation.
Even when Melody reveals that the identities of the three are Slayers.
Even when the inside of the store was agitated because of that.
Felt’s father, who started doing his own thing, continued to watch even when he argued and then withdrew.
‘This is the Slayer… .’
If it had been a while ago, it would have felt very cool.
He would have longed for the authority to cover the public with a single word.
But not now.
I felt afraid again.
It’s because the beings who should vaguely run away and run around are not only armed, but also trusted by people like this… .
‘The difficulty level is so hard!’
He seemed to know why dragons became extinct.
A heroic existence that is trusted almost infinitely.
The power to get half-coercive cooperation with just a word of being on official duty.
Even the personal armed forces were strong enough to be trained for the great dragon, so I just felt a burden.
It was starting to come to my skin anew how difficult it is to survive for them.
‘Sorry Melody… .’
I could feel the eyes of Melody, who was wandering around looking for people who could be of help, but Xian tried to ignore it.
It was the reason he knew very well that there was nothing Xian could do for him, just like Felt’s father did.
I don’t know if the three people in front of me are the village bullies… .
If it’s a Slayer, it’s a completely different story.
Likewise, since it was a draft that should not be noticed, it was the same as committing suicide.
I pretended not to see her and ignored her gaze, and soon Melody’s gaze disappeared.
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Melody slowly approached Slayer with a guilty face.
People who were watching to see who the person suspected of being a Dragonian began to whisper after seeing Melody.
“Is that a dragonian?”
“no way… . There must be some misunderstanding.”
Little blonde girl.
People muttered in disbelief that the dainty girl was suspected of being a dragonian.
Seeing her shivering was a reasonable reaction, as she was only seen as a weak, ordinary girl.
By this point, Xi’an’s curiosity had reached its peak.
‘What exactly is a melody?’
is it a person?
Is it a dragonian?
“As I told you, if you are innocent, you don’t have to be so nervous. The Slayer is on the side of humanity.”
The female Slayer who had said that to Melody, who was terrified, winked at her comrades.
The eyes of the other two Slayers became grim.
It’s so cool to see him putting his hand on the hilt of his sword, saying he will use force if necessary.
When everything was ready, the Slayer brought the copper plaque that was shown earlier to Melody’s forehead.
I hope everyone will watch it with a nervous gaze for a moment…
After breaking the silence that fell for an instant, the Slayer’s mouth opened.
The Slayer captured the ID card.
Xian was perplexed.
‘That’s the end?’
I didn’t do anything unusual.
I just put my ID card on my forehead, and the confirmation was over.
I don’t know what that act was, but seeing that there was no hesitation in the Slayer’s actions when he turned around, it seemed clear that his discrimination was quite high.
Anyway, when the situation was over, the onlookers who were watching the whole situation began to speak out one by one.
“Ay then, what is that little guy a Dragonian?”
“Did I just say it was like a small misunderstanding?”
Ignoring those who opened their mouths, Slayer’s next action was to formally apologize to Melody.
“The name… .”
“melody… yo. this”
“Okay, I’m sorry to trouble the melody.”
“ugh… Are you done?”
The Slayer nodded quietly in response.
It was a part where you could indirectly know how nervous Melody was when she smiled happily with wet eyes right before bursting into tears.
‘Melody is not a Dragonian… .’
Well, it must be strange that there are two Dragonians in this small town.
While Xian was thinking that way, the question of the Slayer with a questionable fighting style continued.
“But may I ask who taught you to hide mana?”
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Melody hesitated before opening her mouth.
“that… alone… .”
It was quite impressive to see not only the other two Slayers, but also the person who asked the question, who couldn’t hide their surprise.
After exchanging glances with the two colleagues, the Slayer finally opened his mouth.
“okay… ? If that’s the case, Melody… .”
* * *
“I unwillingly committed the rudeness. owner.”
When everything was over, the Slayer immediately apologized formally to Felt’s father.
Speaking of Slayers, most of them were from aristocrats.
Talent usually comes from bloodlines.
Because of that, most of the slayers were nobles, but the slayer woman in front of her was bowing her head to Felt’s father.
Aside from rewarding them for causing a commotion, it was rare for proud aristocrats to bow their heads to commoners, so even as an observer, he couldn’t adapt.
It was as if they were so bright that they forgot that the people in front of them were slayers who would turn their eyes and slaughter dragons when they saw them.
“ah… no. Aren’t you mistaken? Please keep your head up… .”
Felt’s father was restless.
It is natural to be worried and uncomfortable that you will be harmed later.
“I just want to thank you for your understanding. Thanks to you, I can walk comfortably.”
After finishing all the situations, the Slayer finally moved to leave the store like that.
There was no regret in their steps as they left the store.
“Where else to look around in this town?”
“The nearest one… .”
It wasn’t until Xian heard the whispered conversation of the three people leaving the store for a while that they disappeared completely.
At that point, the onlookers sat back down one by one and started eating.
“I think it’s over, but let’s continue with rice.”
“But what were we talking about earlier?”
We start talking again while sipping empty beer, or bit by bit the food that has cooled down because we missed the time.
‘Well, I’m glad I went over safely.’
Even if there were twists and turns, the incident has passed, it has passed… … .
The long-awaited meal time came to Xian’s table as well.
Xian looked up at the table with eyes full of anticipation.
It’s because he knows that Slayer paid a lot of money to give him delicious food.
Xian, who was looking at the plate on the table with sparkling eyes, hesitated for a moment.
Xian looked at Felt’s father’s face.