Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“Two magic dragons were fighting?” Ning Chu slightly froze, his expression gradually turning to one of confusion.
When he heard that there were two magic dragons, Ning Chu was worried that something else had happened. There were only five magic dragons in total, and two of them were with him, so which two could be the ones that appeared at West Point?
Then he heard the students say… Two magic dragons fought? A fight? The two magic dragons the students were talking about could only be Second Cub and Fourth Cub.
Ning Chu was at a loss, in the game, the five rare dragons were very docile and obedient, and except for the occasional small fight, there was almost no conflict.
Not counting First Cub and Fifth Cub, before, Third Cub used to have the worst temper and had the fiercest fights, always liked to spit fire to scare the dragons, so Ning Chu educated him a few times and he seemed to improve a little, now grown up, he was more mature and stable.
Second Cub was the most mischievous, his species was a Gale Dragon. Once he got into trouble, he slipped away so fast that Ning Chu couldn’t catch him, so he let Third Cub do it for him. Fourth Cub was also a male cub, but compared to Second Cub and Third Cub, he was much quieter and liked to follow First Cub around, never causing any trouble. He loved cleanliness, like a little purple peacock, and was always the first to go to Ning Chu for a bath after playing with the rattan ball every afternoon, while the other cubs went to the grass to rub themselves in it.
Ning Chu wasn’t that surprised when Second Cub and Third Cub fought, but how could Fourth Cub? But First Cub was even more unlikely, and other dragon cubs wouldn’t fight with First Cub even if they had the courage to provoke Cubbie.
Ning Chu asked, “Are you sure it was a magic dragon? Could there be some kind of mistake…”
“I don’t know, we just heard about it,” the student who answered was getting impatient, “The fight won’t reach here, so what are you afraid of?”
Ning Chu saw that there was no more he could learn, said “thank you” to some students and left.
The closer they got to the dormitory, the fewer people there were around. At this time of the day, they had either had lunch and gone back to the dormitory to rest, or were studying their homework and magic elsewhere in the Academy.
Ning Chu hurried back to the dormitory, where Bowen was taking a nap. He closed the door gently and slipped into the curtains of his bed. Fifth Cub yawned and greeted Ning Chu, but she was so sleepy that she dazedly rubbed Ning Chu’s face and fell asleep again with her head tilted.
Ning Chu held her with one hand and slowly took off his coat, letting Third Cub come out of it.
He met eyes with the small black dragon crouching on one side, and the two dragons briefly exchanged words.
[The Green Lizards?]
The little black dragon averted his gaze, and Third Cub flew away as if nothing had happened. Ning Chu had something on his mind. He wanted to ask the other three dragons, Second Cub and Fourth Cub, what was going on, but there were other people in the dormitory now, so he couldn’t say anything. He had never heard of that place, and he didn’t know if it was far from here, but if it wasn’t too far, he wanted to go there to see.
Ning Chu lay down to sleep for a while, and when he woke up Bowen was no longer in the dormitory. He came back silently, but Bowen didn’t even notice that there was an extra person in the dormitory. He got up and unlocked the door to his room and told the three dragon cubs the news he heard at the school gate before he came back.
“Could it be Two and Little Four?” Ning Chu sighed, “They say it was a magic dragon, but it doesn’t seem completely certain.”
Third Cub glanced at the little black dragon and made a few “wuwu” noises. He told Ning Chu that if it was a magic dragon, then it was Second Cub and Fourth Cub.
Ning Chu thought the same thing, “But why are they fighting?”
Third Cub was silent for a while and started to scratch his neck with his back paws up.
Ning Chu frowned, “What’s the matter?”
The little black dragon was quiet, and turned its head to the corner to get down.
Fifth Cub obviously didn’t know anything, and her round eyes were full of worry as she plucked at Ning Chu’s cuffs.
Ning Chu grabbed Third Cub, who was trying to muddle through, and squeezed the back of his neck, which had recently gained some flesh, before lifting him up to his face, “Tell me, what are you hiding from me?”
Under his pressure, Third Cub told Ning Chu that Second Cub had been in conflict with them for a long time.
“Conflict? How big a conflict?” Ning Chu was stunned.
Although Second Cub was very naughty when he was young, he could be considered an obedient little dragon cub, so how could this happen after he left? And if the news was true, they had made such a big noise at West Point despite the risk of being discovered, the reason for the fight was probably not something trivial.
Third Cub saw that it couldn’t be hidden anymore and hung his head to confess. It wailed and wailed a lot, the translation to Ning Chu was only a general one, but it was enough for Ning Chu.
There were two main reasons for this: one was because the other magic dragons made some decisions in the past, similar to going out to find a new residence, fighting with other magic beasts for territory, etc. Second Cub disagreed with them and had an argument with them.
The second reason was the death of Fifth Cub.
After Fifth Cub’s death, Second Cub completely broke up with several other dragon cubs and left by himself, and his whereabouts were unknown. When Fifth Cub’s death was mentioned again, Ning Chu fell silent. This was also a thorn in his heart, and Fifth Cub was killed not by accident, but by someone on purpose. He wasn’t sure who the culprit was for the time being, but that didn’t mean he had forgotten about it.
Fifth Cub turned his head to look at Third Cub, and then at Ning Chu.
She had only just learned from them that Second Cub was having trouble with other dragons. There was a time when Second Cub did keep to himself, but he would always come to visit and leave again soon.
What happened afterwards, it was even less clear.
After a long time, Ning Chu said, “I have to go over there.”
Neither Second Cub nor Fourth Cub knew yet that Fifth Cub had been resurrected, and if it was really them, they might still be near West Point.
Third Cub didn’t agree, Second Cub and Fourth Cub weren’t stupid, they must have hidden or left after the fight, so Ning Chu would only find nothing if he went there.
When Wuuth entered the Academy to learn magic, the first thing he learned and taught them was to change their forms, so Second Cub knew that as well. Besides, Second Cub’s speed was the fastest of all dragons, so if he really wanted to hide, he would have fled somewhere.
Of course, Third Cub hid the fact that Wuuth taught them how to change their forms, saying only that Second Cub also knew how to become smaller.
Ning Chu heard what Third Cub meant, and his thoughts were half dispelled. He sighed long and hard with mixed feelings. Not only was he worried, but also the fact that Second Cub had broken with the other dragons made his perceptions begin to change.
Ning Chu reflected that after transmigrating, he seemed to treat the six dragons, including Cubbie, as if they were young cubs before. In fact they have grown up, so their temperament had changed from before, and they were also smart and knew how to hide.
Their power far exceeded that of other races, and if not for the fact that there were only a few of them, the entire continent would be the world of the dragons. After Ning Chu adjusted his strength and magic elemental value to 40, he defeated almost everyone at the Academy, becoming invincible.
He wanted to keep the dragons by his side, believing that this was the safest for them, but never thought that compared to them, he was the weakest.
Ning Chu struggled for a while and picked up Third Cub, “San San, would you like to stay with me? You have to hide every day at school, I’ve made you suffer.”
Third Cub cocked his head and looked at him with strange eyes, then licked him on the chin. What kind of stupidity was he talking about? What do you mean by “made you suffer”?
Ning Chu understood what he meant, and raised his hand to wipe his face, getting some comfort in his heart. He picked up the little black dragon again and asked it again, “Cubbie won’t mind me, right?”
The little black dragon didn’t move, but his eyes fell on his chin. The Scarlet Flame Dragon had left his scent there, and it was an eyesore. He couldn’t do such a thing, what with all the rolling around and showing his belly… The little black dragon’s tail wagged a little, staring intently at that piece of skin.
Being a human wasn’t good, being a dragon… he could do better.
The little black dragon endured and endured again, tilted his head and licked at the place where Third Cub had just left its scent. His own scent covered it, giving him great encouragement. His claws pressed Ning Chu’s face and carefully masked all other scents with his own.
Ning Chu was simply flattered as he stroked the little black dragon’s back, “Okay, okay, I get it…”
The little black dragon looked up, gave Ning Chu a satisfied look, and flew back to the corner.
In the afternoon, Ning Chu planned to go to Crow Market as originally planned, to take the challenge to earn some money, and to inquire about the two magic dragons at West Point. He didn’t bring the dragons with him and went out alone.
As soon as Ning Chu left, Wuuth immediately transformed into his human form. He opened the door to his room, “I’m going out.”
Third Cub wasn’t surprised by this kind of behavior. He carried a rattan ball and played with Fifth Cub, or told her about what happened after Ning Chu went out.
Donald was very happy to have Ning Chu back in the arena.
“Everyone was expecting your return,” Donald said, “and Wuuth hasn’t been back since you left. He was randomly drawn for the matchup the day before yesterday, and he never replied, so it ended up counting as a forfeit.”
“Wuuth?” Ning Chu didn’t know about this, and hesitated with his hand sorting his clothes, and told Donald directly, “He’s been as unavailable as I have been lately.”
Donald heard something in his words, “He was with you? I thought you didn’t know him.”
Ning Chu put on his mask and said vaguely, “Now I do.”
When it was time to enter, Ning Chu found his old round shield and walked out backstage. Donald had let the news out in advance, and the viewing platform was filled to the brim with people today. Seeing Ning Chu appear, all kinds of cheers and miscellaneous sounds reached the peak. At the same time there were many people shouting Ning Chu’s name and looking towards the back.
Ning Chu didn’t have to look to know that Wuuth was coming.
Wuuth had returned to the Academy as early as he did, and given his performance the last few days, Ning Chu would’ve been surprised if he hadn’t come to the arena today. However, the crowd on the stage seemed to be more excited today, and Ning Chu’s ears were buzzing from the noise, so he turned down the sensitivity level a bit.
The battle soon began, and today Ning Chu took on the twelfth ranked student, who was also a fire magician. Ning Chu hadn’t been active for a few days, so he was a little sluggish, but he still managed to win very well.
When Ning Chu looked up after the match, Wuuth hadn’t left yet. The crowd at the viewing platform saw him and Wuuth looking at each other and suddenly burst into a louder roar than before.
Ning Chu was confused when he suddenly heard a man shout, “Ning, are you and Wuuth a couple?”
This person shouted with the enchantment of the magic element, the voice was loud and clear, and then blended into the crowd and hid, it was impossible to find out who had the guts to do so.
Ning Chu, “…”
Outside the field, Wuuth’s face was expressionless. What was a couple?
The field gradually quieted down, seemingly waiting for Ning Chu’s answer.
Ning Chu cleared his throat and said, “No.”