Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Ning Chu and Wuuth walked today, instead of riding together on the Dwarf Dragon. The two of them just walked on foot, with Ning Chu choosing the direction to go.
The Dwarf Dragon was released by Wuuth and followed him, Ning Chu didn’t say anything about using it for walking, and Wuuth didn’t mention it either. Wuuth was silent on the way, although he wasn’t really talkative before either… Perhaps because of yesterday’s incident, Ning Chu felt that the atmosphere was strange.
He turned his head to look over too many times, and his movements were obvious, so Wuuth raised his eyes, “?”
He didn’t say anything, but Ning Chu was ready to read the emotion of doubt in his eyes. Ning Chu coughed lightly, “Yesterday…”
Wuuth’s eyelashes twitched and he looked back ahead without looking away, “…Mhm.”
“Those people just like to gossip, spreading rumors everywhere,” Ning Chu said, “Don’t take it personally, next time I see you, I will definitely…”
Wuuth’s mind was thinking something completely different than his, and he absentmindedly said “hmm” again, not listening to what Ning Chu was saying.
After walking a few steps, he suddenly asked Ning Chu, “What kind of… What kind of couple would you be with?”
“…Wh-What?” Ning Chu stopped in his tracks, almost biting his tongue as he spoke, “What did you say?”
Wuuth was being… weird again.
Ning Chu’s mood swings, Wuuth stopped and frowned.
It wasn’t like he was angry… He hesitated, “Shouldn’t I ask?”
Ning Chu choked, his tone torn, “It’s not that… But you…”
He sensed a hint of something wrong. Would a normal person ask such a question if they knew they were mistaken for a couple?
With no one else around, Wuuth raised and lowered his hand, “Can you take off your mask?”
He wanted to see Ning Chu’s expression at this moment, to be sure of his reaction. This time he asked first, so Ning Chu shouldn’t be angry.
Ning Chu froze for a moment, “…Yes.”
He took off his mask himself, wondering what Wuuth was going to do.
However, Wuuth just looked at him quietly and said, “You haven’t answered the first question.”
Ning Chu was speechless for a moment and averted his eyes, “With a person I like.”
Being a couple was of course with someone you like, but Ning Chu couldn’t say what the more specific criteria were, and he had no experience. Besides, it was hard to say what he liked.
Wuuth found the key from his answer — “person”.
Sure enough, Ning Chu was a human, so he would only choose a human when it came to a mate. The thought that Ning Chu would be with another human in the future, and that the two would do many intimate things with each other and eventually become mates.
Crunch— Wuuth walked forward with an expressionless face, stepping on the dead branch under his feet. He didn’t want to see that happen.
Ning Chu walked half a step behind him and raised his hand to rub the tip of his nose, trying to ease the increasingly awkward atmosphere, “Well, I brought rabbit meat today. Why don’t we roast it for dinner later?”
Wuuth did look a little less pale, “Okay.”
He still hadn’t prepared any seasoning, so he picked some sour fruits on the roadside and rubbed them on the meat while roasting the rabbit.
The final taste was a little strange, but slightly better than the last one. The smell of meat spread towards the distance and several magical beasts came out of the bushes by the road. They approached cautiously, and Wuuth, who was gnawing on a rabbit’s leg, raised his eyes as the air pressure around him lowered.
The pure black magic element seeped out from his body, and the beasts were instantly cowed, whimpering and turning to flee.
Ning Chu took this scene in his eyes, and somehow felt that he was like a small animal that was protecting its food.
After a long time, there was another small sound in the distance, as if another nearby magical beast had smelled meat and was approaching them.
Then, three skinny ordinary dragons flew out from the forest.
Ning Chu subconsciously turned his head to look at Wuuth.
If Wuuth hadn’t followed, he would’ve fed these dragons, but now…
Wuuth had already finished eating half of the rabbit and used his magic to clean the oil on his hands.
Ning Chu extinguished the fire and looked across at the three common dragons cocking their heads to survey them, “These dragons, they seem to have poor statuses.”
Too far away to know their species, Ning Chu could barely make out that all three dragons weren’t adults yet, their skinny bodies were less than half the width of a Dwarf Dragon.
As long as Wuuth didn’t drive them away, he could sneak around and leave some raw meat…
Wuuth said, “I didn’t bring any food.”
What did he just hear?
Ning Chu blinked and said tentatively, “I have some more here, why don’t…”
Wuuth nodded, “Okay, let Grizzly go.”
The raw meat Ning Chu took out was put in a bag and sent over by the Dwarf Dragon to feed the distant herd of dragons.
Ning Chu was still in a trance until the Dwarf Dragon turned back and the three common dragons ate several pieces of meat and picked up the rest and slunk away.
Why is Wuuth… So…
He couldn’t find the right words to describe it for a while.
Yesterday Wuuth reacted violently when he heard that someone was trying to clear the dragon’s nest, and later followed him to find the nest, asking nothing on the way.
Today, when he encountered another dragon group, he even took the initiative to say that he had no food and could not pitch in.
But when the few magical beasts attempted to approach earlier, he didn’t have the same attitude.
When humans faced dragons most of them were afraid or avoided them. Even yesterday, the Lance Academy students didn’t want to hurt the dragons, but only because the nest had a high probability of having young dragons.
Would a normal person be like Wuuth?
The previous outrageous thought began to resurface, and Ning Chu carefully recalled every suspicion in Wuuth’s body.
Having a real dragon as a contracted beast, inexplicably recognizing who he was during the arena, the exact same magical innate skill, having a partially similar personality… And his attitude towards the dragons.
In fact, the sudden appearance of Cubbie on the windowsill of his dormitory at first was too much of a coincidence, and Ning Chu was too happy at that time to think deeper.
And later, Cubbie gave him a storage bag filled with purple gold coins, saying it was his own.
Ning Chu suddenly stopped in his tracks.
Wuuth saw this and stopped with him before asking, “What’s wrong?”
Ning Chu, who hadn’t been wearing his mask after removing it earlier, calmly looked at Wuuth seriously. Then he withdrew his eyes, “Nothing.”
Based on this alone, he still wasn’t completely sure.
Ning Chu wouldn’t ask directly and Wuuth would definitely deny it if he really hid it from him.
But why would he hide it from him?
Ning Chu took a few steps and stopped again, “Let’s go back, I don’t want to walk anymore.”
Wuuth listened to him on everything and nodded, “Okay.”
Ning Chu hesitated for a moment and stood up with Wuuth.
Ning Chu returned to the dormitory without incident, and the first thing he did was to look for the three baby dragon cubs. He pulled back the curtain of the bed. Third Cub and Fifth Cub were sleeping in the nest of the dragon crawler, and Cubbie was lying alone on the pillow.
Ning Chu sat down on the edge of the bed and picked up the little black dragon. He caught the little black dragon under his front paws and lifted him up to shake it in front of his eyes, “Cub?”
The little black dragon lifted his eyes to look at him in response.
Ning Chu picked him up and leaned him against the bed, “Did you have a good day at home?”
He gently stroked the scales on the little black dragon’s neck, and the little black dragon tilted his head and squinted his eyes in comfort.
Can this Cubbie really be Wuuth? In fact, if he wanted further proof, all he had to do was take Cubbie out and see if Wuuth would appear at the same time…
The handle of the dormitory door was turned from outside. Ning Chu quickly arranged the bed curtain to cover everything inside the bed before Bowen came in.
Bowen entered the room, saw the slippers under Ning Chu’s bed and called out, “Hugh?”
Hearing Ning Chu’s voice from inside the bed, Bowen looked down to change his shoes, “This weather… it was fine just now, but then it changed.”
As if in response to his words, a muffled thunderclap sounded in the distance.
The sleeping Fifth Cub was awakened, opened her eyes and looked around, and found that he had returned pretty early today.
Third Cub and the little black dragon looked up at the same time and looked towards the direction of the thunder.
Ning Chu was also a little surprised, he had only been back in the dormitory for a short time, and earlier it didn’t look like it was going to rain outside at all. He remembered the days of heavy rain at West Point, and immediately got up to go to the balcony.
The sky was rapidly darkening, with dark clouds coming down in the distance, a world different from the one Ning Chu entered.
Fourth Cub’s innate skill was the thunder system, which was also a very rare magic element, as a child he was able to make a small area rain.
If the weather was too good and too sunny for a long time in a row in the game, Ning Chu would ask Fourth Cub to help out.
Was Fourth Cub responsible for this rain?
As the raindrops fell quickly, Ning Chu put his hand out the window and as he looked down, he saw some people in silver robes hurrying by under the dormitory building.
It seemed to be the Church.
Bowen also came to the balcony and Ning Chu watched them walk away, “What are they doing here?”
“You mean the Church?” Bowen put away the clothes that had dried during the day and turned his head to look at them, “I don’t know.”
Ning Chu kept an eye out and went back inside.
It rained until the early hours of the morning, and in the middle of the night Ning Chu quietly got up and woke up the three little dragon cubs.
“I feel Fourth Cub coming,” Ning Chu’s deliberately low voice was half covered by the sound of the rain, “I want to go look for him.”
Fifth Cub was the first to pop up, “Aowu!”
She wanted to go too!
Ning Chu stroked her head, “Wait for me at home.”
He wasn’t completely sure yet, and with the rain and cold wind outside, he didn’t want Fifth Cub to get cold.
Fifth Cub hung her head in defeat and tucked her front paws underneath her.
Third Cub and the little black dragon looked at each other, and Third Cub took the initiative to fly into Ning Chu’s arms.
The previous thunder was indeed the Heavenly Thunder Dragon’s movement, although it was not sure if Little Thunder was still in the same place at the moment, he could take Ning Chu to look for him.
But at this hour, the school gate was closed, so Ning Chu had to leave from somewhere else.
He quietly changed his clothes and carried Third Cub to the roof of the dormitory building.
It was still raining, so Ning Chu pulled up the hood of his jacket and put it on to walk into the rain.
The roof was open and high enough to see half of the Academy and the Crow Market on the side.
Third Cub emerged from Ning Chu’s arms, his small form stretching and changing in the darkness.
A few moments later, the red dragon slowly landed on the roof and lowered his head for Ning Chu to climb up.
Ning Chu sat on the top of Third Cub’s head, holding tightly to one side of the dragon’s horn, “Let’s go.”
Third Cub didn’t dare to move too much, and ascended carefully in the rain, raising his wings in the direction of the dark clouds.
Meanwhile, a man pushed open the Academy’s conference room door, holding a disc in his hand.
The disc’s needle swung wildly, hovering in the red zone.
This magical tool was so finely crafted that it could capture the minuscule residue of elements in the air.
The disc having this kind of reaction could only mean one thing.
The fire dragon was here and was very close.