How to Live as a Half-Dragon - Chapter 42
How to Live as a Half-Dragon chapter 42
042. Elf (2).
After talking with Hughes, Xian came to the conclusion that they went into the dorm together.
As always, the lodging was set up in a large room, and it was hard to send them back at this late hour…
‘I’m so irresponsible… .’
I decided to help once.
It was because he knew that quitting in the middle would stop him from doing things to satisfy himself.
“I will wash this child for now, and Xian will move it to the table when the meal arrives.”
“Yes, please leave it to me.”
I entered the inn and ordered food.
He hadn’t eaten anything since lunch, and the reason was that the guy he brought with him might be hungry.
When the food arrived, it was put on the table and Xian waited for the two of them.
The two washed up before long.
‘I felt it when we went in together, but… .’
Seeing this, they look like sisters.
It seemed that it was because of the similar hair color, and it seemed that it was because of the unusual appearance at a glance.
‘But the expression is still bad… ?’
As if he hadn’t slept for several days, his eyes were dark, and with the addition of a haggard complexion, he looked like he was about to collapse at any moment.
While examining the girl’s complexion, Hughes, who was sitting in an empty seat, spoke.
Sian, who was suddenly alert, took a spoonful of the soup.
The savory soup didn’t have much in it, but it whetted my appetite.
‘It’s delicious again… .’
At this point, it seemed certain.
The fact that my mother’s cooking skills were really terrible.
At first, Xian also vehemently denied the truth.
However, the more I experienced the outside world, the more I resent it, but that only became clearer.
‘What the hell did you feed me…’ .’
However, it was a bit ambiguous to blame my mother for that.
There were parts that made sense to some extent.
‘but… There must be at least one thing you can’t do.’
She is a wise and strong mother.
If I was good at cooking, I didn’t have much humanity.
Xian took a bite of the minced meat this time and opened his mouth.
“Are not you hungry?”
Hughes and Xian had already started eating, but the girl stood still.
‘First of all, it’s a slave status, so if you consider that, it’s not that this reaction isn’t completely understandable… .’
There’s nothing to say if you’re just looking out for fear of getting caught, but Xian didn’t work so hard at the auction house to make him a slave.
“… … .”
When there was no answer to the question, Xian had no choice but to get up and sit the girl next to him.
Xian, who held the spoon, said.
Only then did the girl’s meal begin.
It felt like I was reluctant to eat even this, but…
Xian spoke to Hughes.
I wonder what Hughes was thinking, his reaction was strange.
“Is something serious going on?”
“No, it’s nothing.”
Hughes shook his head and asked.
“Is there anything else you want to say?”
Judging from Hughes’ reaction, I thought it shouldn’t bother me, but it’s ambiguous to say that it’s no big deal now…
Xian talked about what he originally wanted to ask.
“Hey, why are you like this? Where are you sick?”
“I don’t know about that, but it won’t hurt anywhere. I was curious too, so I checked in the bathroom.”
Being restless seemed to feel extreme anxiety.
“Well, it won’t be a big deal. It must have been nervous in an unfamiliar environment.”
“What if… .”
I’ll figure it out with time…
This is what Xian thought about the elf girl, and asked about the future schedule.
“By the way, Hughes, how long are we going to stay here?”
“I have nothing more to do here, and I intend to leave tomorrow.”
“Yes, I originally intended to stay here for a long time and raise some funds… .”
Hughes had said something like that before.
Originally, the plan was to raise money for the trip in a big city in the middle, so maybe that city was here in Kelton.
However, the money to buy the brooch was solid, and the money he had received from defeating the Dragonians the other day seemed to have no reason to stay here anymore.
It was a rare city, but it was a time when I thought I was leaving without having a unique experience.
“Now, when you’re done eating, shall we clean it up?”
Hughes said as Sian collected the remaining empty plates and put them outside the room.
“Then first… .”
Hughes placed his hand on the elf girl’s forehead.
The anxious girl fell asleep and collapsed.
Xian accepted the girl and said.
I remembered the sudden rush of drowsiness last night.
“Was that magic? Even so, in the morning… .”
It was when Xian tried to ask.
Drowsiness set in.
“See you later Xian.”
* * *
She was awakened from a deep slumber by the sound of a small voice in her ear.
After confirming the owner of the voice, Xian said.
“Is it a shift?”
Last night was a bit special.
Night shifts are already familiar.
“Then will you please?”
“If something happens, wake me up right away.”
“Don’t answer dryly.”
Hughes pinched his back.
It hurt a little because I was joking around.
Anyway, when Hughes went to bed and fell asleep, Xian watched him for a while and immediately thought of the girl.
Xian turned his head to the other side.
‘We fell asleep together, but you’re still sleeping… .’
The elf was sleeping soundly on another bed at the far end.
I was quite envious when I went closer and checked it out.
Life without a night watch…
“Well, what would a lump of blood like you know?”
Sian shook his head.
He is a veteran who has already passed the disaster of Drake, who is like the grim reaper.
‘The depth of enlightenment itself is different from this guy.’
He decided to understand that he had a lot of experience in the world, and was about to head to the window to get some fresh air, but Xian hesitated.
There was something that caught Xian’s attention.
It was the pointy ears protruding from the girl’s hair.
Xian, who had been watching those ears for a while, like the symbol of an elf, tried to prick them as if possessed, but managed to control them with miraculous self-control.
It was time for Xian to praise himself.
His ears perked up and his eyes opened.
‘I didn’t touch… ?’
As soon as he checked himself, Xian was puzzled by his startled appearance.
She was very nervous because if she continued to scream, she might have to see Hughes’ face looking at her with cold eyes tomorrow morning.
‘If this happens, my social status will change!’
Of course, I tried to touch it, but it was unfair because I had never put it into action.
It was the moment when Xian tried to talk to the girl to see a dramatic compromise.
Suddenly, instead of screaming, he started trembling.
‘uh… I’m sorry if this… .’
Xian spoke carefully this time to appease him.
“I’m not trying to do anything… .”
“oh… will come… .”
“huh? Are you coming? who?”
“I will kill everyone… And I… .”
The girl’s words had nothing to do with Xian’s question, but they contained information of their own.
That there is something he fears.
‘And I guess that’s not me…’ ?’
Fortunately, it was clear that the elf in front of him understood Xian’s sincerity.
Unexpectedly, it was an elf with human eyes.
But there is one curious thing.
‘Who the hell is coming to kill me?’
He said he would come here and kill himself and Hughes…
But to be honest, even though I heard the warning about the murder, it was strange that I wasn’t scared.
Probably the cause…
‘Is it because of Hughes?’
Even so, Hughes is as strong as a tolerable slayer.
As long as the real Drake didn’t come in, it seemed like it wouldn’t be much of a problem.
After confirming that the girl was still trembling, Xian pondered and came up with a plan to calm her down.
‘Should I use that method?’
It’s been a while since I’ve used it, so I’m a bit unsure, but there was no other way.
It was a technique I often used when playing Slayer.
Along with the Slayer Punch, the two special moves, the hand-catch, were truly effective.
“faint… No, he fell asleep.”
It was a time when I was pleased with the rust-free skills I practiced against my friends.
There were guys who were caught in the mood without a chance to catch their breath.
‘one two three four… .’
That number alone was seven.
Two of them were even quite strong.
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More than the bandit boss I met before coming here.
Xian, who was thinking about waking Hughes, thought for a moment before going out alone to greet them.
“If the fight is prolonged, Hughes will come on his own.”
* * *
Ares, a 6-member adventurer team.
Compared to their grandiose names, what they usually do was lousy.
There were frequent cases of exterminating light monsters, guarding the road, or even running errands when there was no work to do.
Naturally, Betis, the strongest team leader, is only a C-class adventurer.
It was like a sample of an adventurer team with nothing to highlight.
So, that’s why, when Betis first received this mission, she thought it was a trivial errand again.
That is, before going to the destination and checking the goods to be delivered.
“Here I am. This is the money from selling the elf you entrusted to the auction. It’s 45 gold minus the fee, so let’s count it.”
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Money that I have never touched since I was born comes into my hands in an instant.
It was so ignorant that it was worth paying for one deviance with a big heart, so it was only a blank laugh leaking out.
‘As expected, the one who moves will seize the opportunity… .’
At first, I was very afraid of what would happen if things went wrong, but Betis, who had already embezzled large sums of money several times in a similar way, had long since become calm.
‘That’s the way I thought, but it’s amazing…’ .’
Elves are sold through auctions, and later retrieved after raiding and killing the buyer.
Because of that, he had to endure the cost of hiring an excellent sprinkler separately, but Betis’ conscience was already not normal due to the large amount of money he earned each time it was repeated.
Being stained with greed was a story of a long time ago.
“I’ll wash my hands once I’m done with this job.”
Hired an A-class adventurer and paid a lot of money, but still had more than 100 gold left.
If you share it with six people, you don’t have to live like this for the rest of your life, even if it’s not luxurious.
‘I honestly feel a little sorry for that elf b*tch, but… .’
Clearing the slave gates is accompanied by considerable pain.
But even knowing that, Betis was buying and selling her over and over again.
I don’t know how I became a slave, but I tried my best to ignore the reality, saying that it would have been possible if the majority were happy at the expense of one person who had already been blessed.
‘Do you think this opportunity will come again?’
Yes, if you just close your eyes and eat hard, your life will change.
If he refused even this, that would be a sickness.
Betis, who had returned to the inn and confirmed that she was right with a heavy gold coin, smiled and checked the clock in the corner.
‘But why don’t these guys come like this… ?’
Normally, I would bring my money and wait at the dorm and come back right away.
I felt a little nervous because it was Betis who had to leave Kelton quickly before there was any trouble.
‘Did something happen?’
After thinking about that for a moment, Betis shook her head.
What was the reason for hiring two A-class adventurers, even paying off a large stake prior to the execution of the operation?
It was because there was no way that a high official who could pay dozens of gold at a time would go around without an escort.
Even this time the target was a slender woman and a young boy.
There was never any big problem.
It was when Betis, who reached the conclusion to wait a little longer, spent his time like that.
‘Looks like he’s here.’
After a while, footsteps were heard in the hallway.
The sound of footsteps approaching the door disappeared, and soon there was a knock.
Naturally, Betis opened the door, thinking it was a colleague, and was startled.
A boy covered in blood was standing in the hallway.
Sensing that something was wrong, Betis drew the sword from her waist and swung it.
The boy was so quick that he easily dodged Betis’ attack, which was a surprise attack.
‘Then did all of them suffer?’
The fact that the boy was here meant that both A-class adventurers had been beaten.
Originally, it would have been right to run away, but Betis still ran.
Because we need to get the elf back.
If you lose an elf, you have no life of your own in the first place.
The client is no different…
“Are you just going to dodge it?!”
As if responding to Betis’ voice, the boy drew his sword.
It was when Betis, realizing that it was real from now on, firmly gripped her sword.
In an instant, the boy who had approached right in front of me swung his sword.
‘I have to stop… .’
Unfortunately, Betis’ sword and the boy’s sword never met.
Because I couldn’t respond to the boy’s sword in time?
Of course it wasn’t.
“This… Luther’s… .”
A deep cut opened on Betis’ shoulder.
It was a colleague’s skill.
A symbolic technique that pretends to cut but suddenly changes its trajectory and cuts in a completely different place from the beginning.
Betis’s astonishment did not end there.
“Do you have Matisse?”
his younger brother Matisse.
Because they were brothers, they knew their habits better than anyone else.
It was such a perfect use that the image of a boy and that of a younger brother seemed to overlap.
This time, it was when Betis, stabbed in the back, was breathing hard.
His eyes widened more than ever.
it’s his skill
The sword rotates ceaselessly in the boy’s hand.
Betis’ whole body was quickly stained with blood as she gripped the sword sometimes with integers and other times with reversed swordsmanship.
Betis, kicked by the boy, was cornered and despaired.
‘What a monster… .’
Betis slowly closed her eyes as she watched the boy walk away.
I’m following my colleagues who left first, but I’m sorry.
You must be right…
Betis opened her eyes. When I tried to give up, I just couldn’t.
Now that all the A-class adventurers are dead, all the huge gold coins in their arms are theirs.
Betis said to the boy who was about to strike the sword.
“Wait, I’ll give you the money. How about 100 gold?”
“… … .”
The boy who was about to strike the sword stopped.
Hesitation was evident.
Heck, 100 gold is by no means a small amount of money.
Even if you were a rich man who spent 50 gold for each elf.
“how is it?”
It was the moment Betis smiled viciously.
The boy thrust the sword into his chest.
Instead of his own heart, the money bag that had been hit by the sword was torn apart and gold coins scattered in all directions.
A chilling voice sounded like the voice of a reaper.
“What do you mean, is that the end?”
If you answer incorrectly this time, you will die for real.
The boy is not soft enough to wish for luck twice.
The man who instinctively sensed it said.
“ruler… Wait, do you know whose order I was taking that elf with me? If you kill me, you won’t be alone?”
“… … .”
the boy hesitates
It definitely works this time.
Betis, who regained her composure, opened her mouth.
“as soon as… .”
Betis’ eyes were stained with disbelief.
A sword pierced through the heart.
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My whole body lost strength.
“Sorry, I won’t listen to that.”