How to Live as a Half-Dragon - Chapter 50
How to Live as a Half-Dragon chapter 50
050. North Woods (3).
As Xian pulled out his sword, Drake’s face, which had been showing a frustrated look all of a sudden, eased up.
‘If I procrastinated a little longer, I might have said something… .’
What kind of thinking do you have to come up with the idea of fighting that big guy with your bare hands…
That was when Drake was thinking the same thing.
Grak’s voice was heard.
Drake winced at the sound of his voice.
Politely and accurately, Grak warned.
“I don’t know what your relationship is with the boy, but trials have meaning when they are trials.”
A request not to interfere.
It was a fundamental point that penetrated the reason for the ordeal.
“Large… Don’t worry, I will never interfere.”
yes, it’s an ordeal
Drake is well aware of that. However…
‘It’s meaningless in the first place… .’
A task that is impossible in the first place regardless of whether you have talent or not.
The reason Drake tried to give a lesson came because he knew it well.
Even if he might be able to defeat the owner of the forest he encountered this time, as the difficulty level continued to rise afterwards, it was safe to say that it was a set procedure that he would eventually fail in conquering the northern forest and turn around.
‘Five years considering his talent… .’
No, it might be possible in about 3 years.
But now it’s too early.
However, the time is running out.
“If it’s not a year, but a month, there’s nothing to see.”
Like Drake, Grak, who watched the battle in Xian, admired it.
“Anyway, since you have a sword, you have definitely changed. There are quite a few young friends.”
The quality was different from when he fought with his fists a while ago.
Compared to just a month or so ago, Xi’an had grown significantly.
‘Looks like he’s absorbed something else.’
It was not a waste to say that he was a monster.
Even though he was only released into the world for a while, he has grown as much as I have.
‘It’s the first swordsmanship I’ve ever seen.’
Drake was interested in the way he handles fairly practical swordsmanship, regardless of power and proficiency.
‘I must have met an adventurer who has been polished through many battles.’
Avoiding the attack of the master of the forest, who spreads his huge body, he chose to focus on his joints.
The choice of method was good, and the sense of battle was excellent, needless to say.
It is accurate to put the sword in when stabbing and to cut again when cutting.
Such a thing would be impossible without an innate sense, but he was doing it casually.
Of course, the difference in body size with the opponent is large, so the effect is slow.
Still, step by step, he gets wet like clothes getting wet in drizzle.
The movement of the sluggish master of the forest almost stopped.
It was clear that the bridge that had been intensively attacked had reached its limit.
As soon as he couldn’t bear the weight and stumbled, Xian jumped up and kicked it.
The kick, which had been pushed back earlier, made the guy collapse in vain.
Drake looked at him and said.
“Looks like it’s over. egg plant.”
* * *
It was when Xian tried to continue his attack by taking advantage of the fall of the owner of the forest.
This time, it was the intention to attack a part that had not been reached before.
If he is aware that he is in danger, he should try to get up right away so that he is not moving for some reason.
No, lying on the stomach and playing tricks…
It was time for Xian to look at the owner of the forest doing strange things.
“You’ve picked up a swordsmanship you haven’t seen before.”
When I turned my head, it was Drake and his party.
I looked at it from afar and then it came closer.
Sian asked Drake.
“Ah, yes. But why is this guy like this?”
“In short, I lost.”
It was the so-called posture of submission.
“Then did you pass?”
This time, Grak answered Xian’s question.
It was a simple word, but the tension that was holding on to my heart was released in an instant, and I felt exhausted.
Sian, who sat down in his seat, expressed his short impression.
“under… It’s pretty hard to win without killing… .”
It would have been less difficult if I hadn’t lost my strength fighting with my bare hands…
Anyway, as I was regretting the pointless hardship, Leah and Cecily approached me.
“I worked hard, but with this much weight difference, it would have been better to cut the vitals.”
“Oh, is that so?”
Well, now that I think about it, considering that it didn’t cut well and that the wound didn’t open even if it was cut, it seemed that even if it stabbed a vital part, it wouldn’t have died in one shot.
As Xian was reflecting on Leah’s advice, this time Cecily said,
“It was great.”
what… As Leah said, it was a battle with many improvements, but isn’t it important to win?
Cecily’s words were perfect for recharging her confidence.
Xian, who was about to congratulate himself on the victory, shook his head at the moment.
It was the reason why the creepy guy got caught.
Deeper in the woods, something was rapidly approaching.
Seeing that not only Cian, but also Cecily and Leah were nervous, it was clear that he was no ordinary guy.
“All of you need not be nervous.”
Xian asked why.
“Didn’t I tell you at the entrance that there is a separate area granted to you? That’s a rule.”
Now that I look at it, it seems that it was such a way that it was possible to move even if it was not an area, but impossible to attack.
It was right after he was a little relieved that there was no way he would attack.
The guy appeared in front of Xian.
It was a black guy.
The lion-like creature stood on two legs like a human and had sharp teeth and claws.
It never occurred to me that I could win if I faced him now.
Even if there was a possibility, I wanted to deny it.
That was Xian’s honest thought.
“Is this guy the owner of the next forest?”
“It can’t be. This guy is the owner of the last forest.”
“Then why are you here… ?”
Now this is the first area.
I couldn’t understand why it had come this far.
“It looks like you came to meet me. It’s nice to see that there aren’t many guests in the northern forest.”
Well, if that’s the case, I don’t think it’s going to be blocked right away in the next step, but if this happens, the result will be drawn naturally.
I understand why Grak and Drake nailed it as impossible.
‘Of course I knew to some extent, but… .’
It was a cyan that I did not expect to be at such a level without an answer, so it was a moment when I wondered if it would be okay to leave the northern forest.
“How will you proceed with the ordeal?”
Grak’s voice was heard.
* * *
Xian thought for a moment at Grak’s question and asked.
“What if I give up?”
“There is nothing to say. It ends with just going out of the woods. However, it will take about a month before the re-challenge.”
“A month? Is it a penalty?”
Greg shook his head.
“It is not a penalty.”
“It’s not just the challengers who get hurt during the ordeal.”
As it is a proceeding method in which the opponent must be subdued by force, the owner of the forest needs time to recover.
Xian finished his assessment of the situation and asked.
“Anyway, no one can challenge the forest for a month, right?”
“That will happen.”
It wasn’t good.
Xian has a tight time limit of one month in the first place.
If such a rule existed, it would be impossible to turn around, build up strength, and then try again.
“Did you ask if you would like to continue?”
“It was. Have you decided?”
“Yes, I will continue.”
If you can’t get out of the forest to reorganize, you can do it here.
To be honest, my heart was already broken, but I wanted to give up after a month if I could only try once anyway.
“Are you saying you want to continue?”
“Hmm… I’m telling you just in case, aren’t you afraid?”
You can’t run away every time you’re scared.
Xian will continue to meet a guy stronger than him.
I couldn’t run away every time.
At least it was right to struggle.
Xian looked at the existence still staring at him and asked Grak once again.
“If you are here, other forest owners cannot attack, right?”
“As I said before, yes, that is the rule.”
“That’s all you need.”
I have an idea of how to spend my time for a month.
Xian walked over to Drake, who was observing the situation from a distance.
“What’s going on?”
“I want to become stronger, please help me a little.”
Drake looked at Grak.
It was an unspoken question if I could help.
“It doesn’t matter. It looks like a special situation.”
maybe one month.
It was like consideration for Xian, who embraced the original non-existent rule to clear within it.
Blocking even the teachings is not the way to do it…
“hmm… Well, that’s fine.”
Xian got hope.
At least Drake is the strongest among the beings that Xian has encountered since he was born.
For it was clear that if he helped with his training, it would be of great help.
“But before that, I have something to talk to you about.”
Grag said, receiving Drake’s glance.
“Is this an interview… .”
“Move aside for a moment.”
“It doesn’t matter… .”
Drake told Cecily and Leah what he was going to say.
“You guys should stay away for a while, I’ll call you when the story is over.”
When Leah and Cecily moved away from Grak, Drake finally spoke up.
“What is the reason you want to become stronger?”
To be honest, I wanted to tell a big story because everyone was pushing back.
However, there was not much of a sound, so Xian was a bit lethargic.
“Why do you want to be strong?”
“Yes, I asked why you want to become stronger.”
“Yeah… the forest… .”
Drake sighed and shook his head.
“I’m not saying anything like that. More fundamentally, what is at the end of your longing for power? is it a promise? or revenge? Or is it just instinct? Will ask it now.”
Xian, who had been thinking about Drake’s question for a while, answered relatively early.
“I want to live.”
“I just want to live. That’s why I want to be strong, I want to be strong enough that no one can hurt me, just that much.”
“Is that all?”
Drake, who was asking questions with a dumbfounded face, looked at Xian’s pure face and made a face.
That’s why I thought it was a really modest goal.
“For a Dragonian’s goal, it’s exhausting.”
Xian was startled.
It was clear that they were wrong.
“yes? what… ?”
“You guys. Aren’t you a Dragonian?”
“… … .”
“Why or not.”
Was it that shocking that this body knew?