How to Live as a Half-Dragon - Chapter 51
How to Live as a Half-Dragon chapter 51
051. North Woods (4).
When the word dragonian first came out of Drake’s mouth, Xian surely thought he had heard it wrong.
Even so, Drake is a Slayer.
Because if he knew he was a Dragonian, he wouldn’t be looking at him so calmly.
However, as soon as it became clear from the repeated question that he had not heard it wrong, Xian’s mind went blank.
‘What do we do… .’
To make matters worse, there is no Hughes now.
It was all the more hopeless because it was safe to say that there was no chance of survival.
Of course, since it was Hughes who said he would die in his place, it was questionable whether he should call it luck or misfortune to not be here, but it was clear that it was one of the worst situations.
“Heh… It must have come as quite a shock.”
No matter what Drake says or says, it’s hard to hear.
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My mind was complicated.
‘Is it Leah?’
As for how Drake found out about it, Leia was also the most suspicious.
Drake said as Sian looked at Leah in the distance with resentful eyes.
“By the way, that’s not what he said, so don’t misunderstand.”
“Yes, I heard from you, not Leah.”
That was when I wondered what kind of bullsh*t it was.
Drake opened his mouth.
“Actually, I was watching everything that day. Your fighting the Dragonians, your later conversations with Hughes, and even the conversations you had with Leia.”
I don’t know where the hell he was watching, but I was convinced that it could be like that again because he’s such a rare Drake.
‘Then there is no answer… .’
I should have expected it from the time Drake was here.
There was no way he would be in the Alteon family for no reason.
“What is it?”
“Are you here to catch me? Are you a Dragonian?”
There was no Slayer who would release a Dragonian even after seeing it.
Sian saw an opportunity and threw sand in Drake’s face and fled.
If you know everything, being caught like this is a dog’s death.
“It hurts… Isn’t it a bit messy playing with sand?”
But that plan was lightly scrapped.
Yang Drake, who said he already knew, was the reason why he grabbed him by the scruff of the neck.
The dangling cyan was lifted into the air.
I tried to get out of there by straining my body, but it didn’t work out the way I wanted.
It was just like the time at the bottom of the cliff where I first met Drake, so I was scared.
I heard Drake’s whisper in my ear.
“Did I ask if I came to get you? It’s similar, because surveillance was basically the goal. Well, it’s a little bit interesting.”
What else are you interested in…
When Xian made an expression that he did not know why, he put down Xian and said.
“What matters is that I have no intention of killing you right now. And I have no intention of bragging about you being a Draconian.”
“Yes, until I judge that you are not a threat to humanity.”
Sian sorted out Drake’s words.
‘In a word, do you mean to look good to yourself?’
“Can I massage you from the shoulder?”
“It’s done, Inum.”
I smiled smirk for no reason, but I was beaten with honey balm.
It’s been a while, but this really hurts.
“Did you say you wanted to become stronger in order to live?”
“Yes, what is it?”
Drake spoke with eyes similar to those of a false prophet.
“It must be a very difficult road. You will have to become very strong.”
“I know that too. But that’s it, and I have to get over this forest first… .”
When I sent a sign asking for help, Drake smiled.
“There is nothing difficult.”
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* * *
The main house of the Alteon family is always quiet and solemn.
This was the reason that all the ladies-in-waiting and employees who stepped in were thoroughly educated and guarded.
And if I were to say that the quietest place among them would be the office of the homeowner, Lugrant.
The main thing was that Lugrand hated loud noises, and that he had a personality where he had to handle even small things with his own hands when it came to public affairs.
The sound of a quill soaked in ink and the small noise made by papers to be approved.
That’s all the noise in Lugrant’s office.
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Except for the little tea time Lugrant has once a day with Winster.
At the same time every day, when the time comes, Winster, who comes to report on the day’s work, and Lugrant, who were lightly sharing tea today, said.
“By the way, Winster, has there been any news about that child?”
Putting the glass down, Winster said.
“Are you referring to a boy named Xi’an?”
“… That’s right.”
“hmm… yes, what is it Come to think of it, it’s getting pretty long.”
Even when he heard that Lugrand had given him the Ordeal of the Northern Forest as an assignment, he knew he would be back in less than half a day.
I thought I would come back and ask for another assignment, or if it didn’t work, I would force myself to do it.
That’s why the ordeal of the northern forest was not something a 10-year-old boy could pass through.
‘Am I being stubborn?’
He didn’t seem like a very stupid kid.
There is no way that he doesn’t know that from the beginning, the family head gave him an impossible task to accomplish.
In such a situation, it was fair to say that if he did not show up even after time passed like now, he was showing his own protest or grumbling.
‘Against the family head, not anyone else.’
Winster managed to hold back the laughter that escaped him.
It was because he was well acquainted with the naive side of Lugrant, even though he was serving him.
Knowing that a child’s whining doesn’t work, Xian’s choice is bound to be funny.
“Anyway, it seems like half a month has already passed.”
“It’s the 17th, since we left at sunset, it’s probably less than half a day.”
Winster held back another laugh.
It was difficult a little while ago, but it is still not easy.
Unlike pretending not to care, she cares about the boy more than anyone else.
“If there is anything you would like to instruct, say anything.”
When Winster said that, Lugrand, who lifted his own glass and quenched his thirst, said as if it wasn’t really a star.
“I don’t even have to give instructions, I’m just curious about the child’s intentions.”
“grumbling… Wouldn’t it?”
Lugrand fell silent as he looked down at the shallowly undulating glass.
Winster, who had been watching the scene, opened his mouth alludingly.
“Shall I go and have a look?”
“It’s done, it will be revealed when the time is right. I have work to do, so go out and see. Are you thinking of doing something I couldn’t even do?”
As Lugrant got up and moved to the desk, Winster followed him.
“What can I say?”
Winster smiled lightly.
“Because I have a place to go.”
Can I just leave for half a day?
* * *
Having received permission from Lugrant, Winster headed straight for the northern forest.
“Can you open the door for a minute?”
“Huh! Winster… !!”
“Winster-sama, why are you here… .”
The guards guarding the northern gate were startled.
Speaking of Winster, it could be said that he was one of the most important figures in the Alteon family as the closest aide to the family lord, Lugrant.
“It’s nothing else, but I have something to do over there, is that possible?”
“Yes, of course.”
“Please wait just a moment.”
The guards rushed over and opened the closed door, fearing that even a book would be caught.
The thick steel door, built in preparation for the possible invasion of beasts from the north, opened with a creak.
“Please pass by.”
When Winster slipped through the slightly open iron door, the door immediately closed.
“It’s been a while… .”
Of course, it was customary that only the direct lineages of the Alteon family were obliged to do so, but now the vassals who decided to share their fate with Alteon also had an anti-compulsory duty in the ordeal of the northern forest.
Of course, Winster, who came from a family of vassals who had assisted the Alteon family for generations, also had a history of passing the ordeal in the northern forest as a child.
“Then shall we go… .”
Winster hurriedly moved on.
I didn’t take a vacation from Lugrant to feel memories.
The reason Winster came here today was to check on the boy.
Lugrand probably wouldn’t even know that.
‘Nevertheless, he listened to my request without saying anything.’
It was because there would be no problem if it was Winster Highgreaves alone, not Lugrant’s henchman Winster.
And this must have been what the head of the household had hoped for.
“I’m worried because there have been a lot of sudden guests coming in lately.”
“It’s been a while, Mr. Grak.”
Winster greeted Grak politely.
He introduces himself as an employee who manages the northern forest, but apart from having the appearance of a mid-thirties, he has been living for over a hundred years.
“What are you doing here?”
“Because I was curious about the boy.”
“It looks like the head of the family sent it.”
“no. It is a personal curiosity.”
said Grak with a hollow laugh.
“I don’t know whether to believe this or not… .”
As if the current topic was uncomfortable, Winster quickly changed it.
I asked a question about Xian.
“Rather than that, has the boy not given up yet?”
“It’s doing surprisingly well, what an amazing talent… .”
“yes? Are you talking about propaganda?”
“If you are curious, check it out for yourself. It will be comfortable that way.”
Winster widened his senses and checked the forest.
After scanning the outermost area and finding no plans, I went deeper.
‘It’s amazing… I’ve searched all over Area 1 and still can’t find it?’
If Xian’s skills were only about 15 days ago, they were by no means capable of advancing to the second stage.
It was a very strange situation since people are not bamboo and skills do not improve every day.
There is a limit to understanding even a strong person like Winster only by feeling at the entrance.
With his skill, up to area 1 was within his ability.
Winster started running.
Winster, who was crossing the forest at breakneck speed, was startled.
“It’s not area 2, it’s not area 3?”
The forest is divided into 10 areas.
And what I realized after running for a while was that, surprisingly, Xian’s presence was felt in the 4 areas.