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Seeing Fourth Cub and Fifth Cub hiding in the fur of his neck, Ning Chu felt a little calmer.

——Fortunately, Second Cub didn’t leave them and ran out on his own. Fourth Cub and Fifth Cub made sure Ning Chu saw them and retracted their heads again.

The hurricane wasn’t fatal, and the Church congregation, who had risen from the ground, fled in haste, all of them lower-ranking subordinates who had never been in such close contact with a dragon, not even in the conference room upstairs.

These people saw Ning Chu’s face so they couldn’t stay alive.

A black mist appeared from Wuuth’s palm, scattering in the direction they had fled, and a series of screams soon followed from the stairway below.

Outside the building there was also chaos, a dragon suddenly appeared in the Academy. The students were frightened, most of the instructors were still in the conference room, as the remaining few rushed over, but once close to the dragon they were blown away by a gust of wind.

The Academy’s magic shield had been open for several days and was running low on energy. The wind Second Cub had created had torn a gaping hole in the magic shield overhead and had a tendency to gradually expand, making it look as if it had been broken from the outside, allowing the dragon to break in.

Ning Chu took Wuuth’s hand and said anxiously, “Change.”

Wuuth was a little slow, “Change into what?”

“Turn into a dragon! Little dragon!” Ning Chu took out his mask and put it on at the same time.

Wuuth froze for a moment, his body disappeared from the spot, replaced by a small black dragon flying in the air.

Ning Chu took the little black dragon into his arms and tumbled out of the balcony window of the stairwell. The little black dragon clung to Ning Chu’s clothes, and another baby dragon squeezed in with him.

Third Cub quietly moved to the side and heard the little black dragon say, [When did he find out?]

Third Cub: […] 

He wanted to scratch his neck, but it wasn’t convenient for him to do so now, so he stammered for a moment, [It wasn’t me, it was Lao Si who leaked it out…] 

The little black dragon was then silent, and didn’t ask any more questions.

Ning Chu flipped to the window to check the situation downstairs. There was no one nearby, all blown away by the wind, so he jumped to Second Cub’s head to hold his dragon horns, “Go.”

Second Cub heard the sound and rushed high into the air, passing through the cracks in the magic shield and flying off into the distance.

Looking behind him, Lance Academy was getting farther and farther away, eventually becoming a small dot and disappearing from sight.

Ning Chu looked back and sighed softly.

The process of leaving the Academy was barely smooth, he guessed, and there were hardly any obstacles… It was all taken care of by Wuuth and Second Cub.

These two dragons, which had been separated for so long before they came together, were simply lucky.

Second Cub’s speed didn’t stop, and Ning Chu wanted to get away from Academy before stopping, so he left it alone and let go of the dragon’s horns, before moving to the back of his neck to take out the two baby dragons in his arms.

When Third Cub and the little black dragon appeared, Fourth Cub came over and asked what had happened in the building just now, but the little black dragon gave him a light glance and silently lay down in his neck fur.

Fifth Cub came to Ning Chu’s side and tried to let him hold him, but when he looked up at Ning Chu, he noticed that he seemed a little upset.

“Hmm?” Fifth Cub reached out his paw and pressed the back of Ning Chu’s hand.

Ning Chu took him into his arms and stroked his head, “It’s okay.”

Everyone from the Church in the Academy was dead, but the other instructors in the conference room woke up and saw their deaths and should’ve been able to guess that Wuuth had done it.

Wuuth was a student at Lance Academy, and no matter what the instructors would do, the last thing Ning Chu wanted was for the Academy to be on the Church’s mind because of it.

Too bad he left in such a hurry, otherwise he could’ve handled the scene.

Most of the school had seen the dragon appear, and if they had been smart… Second Cub had attacked the Academy with a herd of dragons earlier, so it would make sense.

Ning Chu thought about it, and suddenly remembered something else.

He fished out the suspected broken disk from his storage pouch, and the hand on the disk was pointing steadily at the yellow area.

This is… was it showing Second Cub?

There were several other dragons close by, especially Fifth Cub, which was right next to his hand, but the pointer didn’t move at all.

Ning Chu watched for a while, but the pointer still remained in the yellow area.

Second Cub was flying in a sparsely populated area, his speed and high altitude made it extremely difficult to be noticed, and Ning Chu made him stop by a small stream in front of him to make sure no one would come after them.

The dragon landed in the grass, waiting for Ning Chu and several dragon cubs on its back to all come down, before becoming smaller with a whoosh.

Ning Chu still had the disc in his hand, and there was a slight loosening of the pointer as Second Cub changed back to its juvenile form.

Second Cub saw Ning Chu looking down at the object in his hand and flew closer curiously.

Ning Chu put down the disc and looked at him with a stern face, “What’s wrong with you today?”

Second Cub failed to see what he was holding, and flew around in the same place, then cheekily flew to Ning Chu’s shoulder and stopped, whispering, “Woooo…”

Ning Chu was forced to turn his head to look at him, and he came very close to him, the side of his face was rubbed by the neck hair, the serious atmosphere was gone.

“Get down here,” Ning Chu pushed Second Cub’s head away and pointed to the grass, “and go stand there.”

Seeing that he seemed to be really angry, Second Cub obediently flew to the grass and crouched down.

The little dragon cub was too short for Ning Chu to keep his head down, so he simply sat cross-legged across from Second Cub.

Ning Chu imitated Wuuth’s usual expressionless face, “What did I tell you guys before I left the dorm today?”

“Aowu…” Stay at home.

“Did you do as you were told?”

“Aoo…” N-No.

“Why didn’t you listen?”

Second Cub was silent for a moment and moved forward to lie down a little, trying to explain, “Aowu…”

He was very worried when Ning Chu was away for too long, so he wanted to come over to check.

He put Fifth Cub on his back and left the dormitory together with Fourth Cub, following the scent and saw the Church congregation downstairs hurrying towards the meeting room.

Fourth Cub remembered how these people were dressed and told Second Cub about it. Second Cub turned back into a giant dragon and asked Fourth Cub and Fifth Cub to hide in his neck fur before appearing to help Ning Chu.

Second Cub bit Ning Chu’s cuff and gave it a tug, telling him that he knew the score and that no one had discovered the secret of becoming smaller or hurt the students in the Academy.

“I could’ve solved it without you coming out,” Ning Chu added with a stern face, “You just wanted to come along for the ride.”

Second Cub had been skinny since he was a cun, and then he was used to being alone outside, so he probably didn’t care much about the consequences of doing things, and thought he could just run away if anything happened.

Ning Chu saw Second Cub hanging his head and softening his attitude a little, “When you’re with everyone, you have to think about more things. You can’t just do whatever you want to do.”

Fifth Cub straightened up on one side, “Awo!”

She said she was quite happy, feeling like she used to play with several dragons, even though Ning Chu wasn’t there.

Ning Chu looked at Fifth Cub and smiled a little, stroking Second Cub’s head, “Okay, next time, don’t act without permission.”

And this time actually… Second Cub was seen by the students. Second Cub rubbed against Ning Chu’s palm and turned to fly away.

“Wuuth,” Ning Chu called out, also pointing to the grass in front of him and saying calmly, “You come here as well.”

The little black dragon was still a little uncomfortable hearing his name.

In the past, when he was in dragon form, Ning Chu would only call him “cub”.

Ning Chu watched the little black dragon fly closer and said, “Change back.”

As soon as the words left his mouth, Wuuth appeared in the same place, sitting cross-legged in the same position as him.

Ning Chu was satisfied with his cooperation and looked at him, “Go ahead and speak.”

Wuuth’s eyelashes twitched a little, “Say what?”

If someone else had asked this, Ning Chu would have thought he was playing dumb on purpose. But this person was Wuuth, so one couldn’t beat around the bush with him, otherwise he really wouldn’t understand.

“Why were you hiding it from me?” Ning Chu glared at him, “Letting you take care of Little Five in the dormitory, you actually turned around and secretly took Little Five out, and followed me…”

His expression and tone were clearly angry, and Wuuth whispered, “I’m sorry.”

“If I hadn’t found out, how much longer would you have kept it to yourself?” What Ning Chu didn’t understand the most was still Wuuth’s reason for hiding it from him, “Don’t you want me to know that you can change into a human?”

Wuuth looked at Ning Chu in silence and spoke only after a long time, “Your… attitude when I’m in my dragon form and when I was in human form was not the same.”

In human form, he always seemed to annoy Ning Chu, and it was hard to guess what he was thinking. Whereas as a dragon, Ning Chu treated him better and was willing to get close to him.

Ning Chu froze, not expecting Wuuth to say that, he was a bit confused, “Different?”

Different attitude… That was because he didn’t know Wuuth was a cub, one was a new friend he had just met and the other was a dragon he had raised.

Thinking Ning Chu didn’t understand him, Wuuth leaned over and extended his hand to him.

The tips of his long fingers were about to touch the side of Ning Chu’s face when he ducked back.

Wuuth then turned back into a small black dragon and flew over to lie on Ning Chu’s collarbone, rubbing his chin with the tip of his nose.

It all happened so fast that Ning Chu didn’t react to the sudden approach of the little black dragon, so he didn’t dodge.

The little black dragon looked up at him, as if to say: this is it.

Even if Ning Chu knew who he was, he would still dodge in the face of his approach and touch in human form.

Ning Chu felt the place he had just been rubbed by the little black dragon was burning, and he scrambled to grab the little black dragon from his shoulder, “No… I…”

Now even when in his dragon form, he wasn’t willing to be close.

The little black dragon disappeared from Ning Chu’s hands and was replaced by Wuuth, who changed back again.

Wuuth grabbed his wrist in time and pulled him over and sat him down, stepping back to the distance they were at.

He looked at Ning Chu silently, with imperceptible anxiety appearing in his eyes.

 

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WangXian31
September 4, 2022 7:31 pm

A lot of casualties in the wake of Wuuth’s interrogation.
Awww, poor Wuuth/Cubbie; what he was desperate to avoid has happened. I feel sorry for him.
Ning Chu, get it together! Although if there’s even a slight attraction, I get that it would feel very wrong to NC.
Thanks for translating and editing.

TomCat
September 4, 2022 11:44 pm

I’m glad they’re finally away from the school. Ning needs to reassure Wuuth that he cares whether in cub form or human now that he knows he can change. Awesome chapter, thanks for translating ♥️

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