How to Live as a Half-Dragon - Chapter 54
How to Live as a Half-Dragon chapter 54
054. Extrinsic task (3).
Xian blinked and asked again.
“No, I mean, do you really need to be Alteon?”
Ferreira is such a family that does not mix a drop of blood.
On the other hand, as Drake knew what Alteon meant to him, Xian did not readily understand such a question.
“You may not know, but the Lugrant guy obviously has no intention of accepting you.”
Xian was aware of this as it was immediately revealed through action, needless to say.
So, honestly, it’s true that I was stunned by Drake’s words for a moment…
“But you want me to go to Ferreira and do an article?”
No, let’s say you’re lucky to be a slayer.
However, it was clear that no matter how hard he tried in Ferreira, there would be a limit to how strong he could become.
Because there is no reason to pass on the family’s feasts to yourself, who is not bloody.
When asked about it, Drake said.
“It’s a very simple problem to solve.”
“What is it?”
“It’s something you can do if you marry Leah.”
Of course, Leah is pretty like a girl, but she’s definitely a guy…
“Am I a guy?”
“thing… done. Let’s talk about that later, anyway, how about Pereira?”
Speaking of which, there is also the problem of simply leaving gender behind.
Xian is, above all, a dragonian.
And Drake knows that too.
“You said you would accept me, a dragonian, into your family?”
“What else can I not do?”
It was said so calmly that Xian was rather full of energy.
Still, it didn’t feel too bad.
It felt distant and vague, and I only vaguely hoped for it.
It made my heart flutter as it felt like a world where I could get along with without distinction whether it was a dragonian or a human.
“I’ve been thinking about it before.”
“Your grandfather is a very strange person.”
“It’s strange… .”
Drake thought for a moment and laughed along.
* * *
Anyway, back at the dorm, Xian continued to talk with Drake.
“It’s not over yet.”
Talking about going to Ferreira was decided to do next, and to focus on foreign assignments right now.
“There is one month left, so if you finish training… .”
Drake stopped listening and shook his head.
“Didn’t you hear what that lady-in-waiting said a while ago?”
The first thing Sian and Drake did when they returned to their quarters was to ask the lady-in-waiting about Stain.
What a great guy he was.
They say he broke through the northern forest at the age of 16 or something.
It was clear that he was the owner of an amazing talent anyway, seeing as he broke through the northern forest at that age, where it is said that a safe conquest is possible only with at least the power of a slayer.
For Xian, it was a distant mountain.
Xian calmly answered Drake’s question.
“Are you the one who heard it? Isn’t that the level of a slayer?”
That’s how much he achieved at the age of 16, and it was clear that he would have grown even more now.
Drake said firmly.
“There is no odds at all.”
“Is that enough?”
“That’s about it.”
Well, at this point, Drake was once again in an ambiguous situation to argue with Lugrant.
Because doing such a tight thing in a row meant that he couldn’t afford to yield either.
It was unreasonable to go further than this for the sake of the relationship with Alteon.
Xian grumbled whether he knew what Drake was thinking or not.
“Sometimes there is nothing special about being a genius or something.”
“Is genius another name for a miracle?”
Drake said as he got up from his seat.
“Anyway, for a month, there’s nothing I can do for you.”
“Are you not helping me?”
Drake’s sudden change of heart, who had been consistently cooperative, was embarrassing.
He also regretted that he hadn’t been so rude a moment ago.
“Precisely, it meant that there was no possibility of learning from me.”
Wasn’t that fortunate?
I’m relieved, but at the same time, I’m worried.
It was because he wasn’t going to help anyway.
‘So anyway, what I learn from myself is that it will become poison only for external assignments… .’
It was hard to understand, so Xi’an demanded a detailed explanation.
Drake let out a sigh.
“Because so-called growth is too abstract a concept to be explained in just one word.”
Some might have fast speed as their strength, while others might be flexible and ever-changing as their strengths.
However, if you learn from yourself, you can definitely become stronger, but because of that abstract part, one drawback occurs.
“So what is it?”
“Right now, isn’t your goal to beat a boy named Stain first rather than becoming stronger?”
In summary, it was said that it would be more efficient to focus only on the ability to defeat the opponent rather than universal growth due to the nature of the external task to surpass someone.
And those abilities are…
“Do you want to check it out by competing yourself?”
“I understood right away.”
Certainly, hearing what Drake said made a lot of sense.
I don’t know if I had a lot of time, but I didn’t have too much room to grow while packing a lot of things.
Also, there was too little information about the guy named Stein.
“Getting information from sparring with him and intensively building up the necessary abilities… .”
Drake threw out a piece of advice.
“Don’t miss a day, compete with him every day, even if it’s troublesome.”
“Even if I lose?”
“Yes, even if I lose. You are like the root of a giant tree. If you keep fighting… .”
Just as a tree thirsts for more water in a drought, there will be things to be sucked in one by one even in defeat.
Drake said that and left the dorm.
But unlike when I wasn’t sure what to do, I felt comfortable knowing what to do.
It was when Xian was about to finish and go to sleep.
After knocking, the lady-in-waiting entered the room.
The lady-in-waiting who approached took something out of her pocket and held it out.
“This… Is it a letter?”
“This is a letter addressed to you, Bocchan.”
Few people know that they will be here.
First I’ll be a mother, then I’ll be Hughes.
If it was small, it would include Drake or Cecily Leah, but since they are here right now and there is no way to send a letter, it must be one of the two.
And sure enough, when I checked the sender’s name, it was Hughes.
As Xian received the letter and checked the sender, the lady-in-waiting said.
“Actually, it arrived about a month ago, but I couldn’t tell you because he was away.”
“A month ago… .”
It seemed like it had been a while since he had gone to the northern forest.
The lady-in-waiting nodded, closed the door, and left.
The first thing Xian did when he was finally alone was to read the letter.
“letter… What is it?”
Just a moment ago, my head was full of thoughts, but now I don’t even think about those things.
Xian broke the seal and opened the letter.
The content of the letter was insignificant.
It said that he had settled down in Alteon, and that he would be here, so he said to come when he had time.
Xian lay down on the bed and said.
“I want to see Hughes… .”
The vacancy of Hughes, who took care of everything by his side, was unexpectedly large.
It was true that I thought about it from time to time.
“Should I go out for a bit tomorrow… ?”
* * *
The next morning, Xian woke up in bed.
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My body felt very refreshed, perhaps because I had slept soundly for a long time.
Xian checked Cecily, who was sleeping in the seat next to him.
Cecily, who hadn’t been there until she fell asleep yesterday, was just curious as to how long she had been hiding.
Of course, if he had regarded Cecily as an enemy, he would have reacted even in his sleep, but since this happened not once or twice, his senses were dulled.
‘By the way, he said he had a lot of nightmares… .’
Xian knew why Cecily was getting on top of the futon.
I have nightmares every time I sleep alone.
She said that if she slept next to her, she wouldn’t have nightmares, and she didn’t know if that was true or not, so it was quite ambiguous to blame Cecily for this.
Cecily, who was sleeping snugly on the wide bed, was shaken awake by Xian.
“It’s not why, how did you come?”
Cecily pointed to the balcony.
You mean you came in there?
Is this the 3rd floor?
“Again, Hughes did it.”
“Who is Hughes? what?”
“Always be by Xian’s side.”
Usually, I’m a young boy, but when it’s like this, I’m Xian…
“Come to think of it, would Cecily go with you?”
I was thinking of going to see Hughes today.
Cecily follows and likes Hughes quite well, as they have spent time together.
It seemed like a good idea to go together.
“Yes, I like it.”
“Then prepare quickly.”
After lightly getting ready to go out, Xian went out with Cecily.
Xian said to the lady-in-waiting who was guarding the door.
“I’m going to go on a little outing, isn’t it okay?”
“of course. Just tell us your destination.”
It couldn’t be said that he was going to see Hughes, and Xian moderately covered it up.
“I’m just going to go downtown for a while because I have something to buy.”
“hmm… Is that so?”
“Then, I will tell you that.”
“Oh and again… .”
Xian, who managed to cover up the lady-in-waiting somehow, conveyed one more thing and went out with Cecily.
Xian’s footsteps continued even after entering the downtown area.
“Ah, is it here?”
A small general store in an alleyway in the corner of downtown.
Xian checked the map written in the letter and carefully opened the door.
There was a nostalgic face in the general store that Cecily and I cautiously entered.
Standing at the checkout counter, she smiled brightly.
“Welcome. Xian, Cecily.”
Hughes also matched the waiter’s apron miraculously.
I’ve felt it before, but I guess it’s because I’m pretty.
“But can I open a general store like this here?”
The reason Hughes joined Alteon and immediately left was because there were many Slayers in Alteon.
He said that if he was a high-ranking slayer, he would be able to recognize that he was a dragonian without being checked, so Alteon is still dangerous.
“That will be fine to some degree.”
“Are you sure?”
“Yes, I received the fragments of the World Stone.”
It was something I had heard before.