Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Robbery? Fifth Cub’s eyes were confused, not quite understanding what Ning Chu meant.
The other dragon cubs also reacted similarly, except for Second Cub, whose eyes were excited, “Aowu!”
Go, go, go!
Wuuth mumbled this unfamiliar word in his mind and guessed, “You want to save the dragons?”
“Of course I want to save the dragons,” Ning Chu said, “and do something else along the way.”
The Church was rich, he had seen it last time, and it was just as well that he hadn’t started preparing to earn money at the moment, and since he was going against them, wouldn’t it be a shame not to have something to go along with it?
It was a little inconvenient, because if all the dragons in the forest were really captured, then the three young dragons they picked up could only be carried around temporarily. Ning Chu considered whether to go to Eldest Cub first, but then it would take at least two or three days to get back and forth, and then they would come back, not knowing whether the dragons would still be safe.
The Church had already captured more than thirty dragons, taking almost all the dragons in the forest with them, and would probably move on or have other movements next.
Wuuth responded, “Okay.”
Even if Ning Chu didn’t mention it, he had the same idea.
After leading some of the dragons away from the Dragon Island, all these years, the dragons around the world have already bred for many generations, even Wuuth himself, wasn’t sure how many dragons were there on this continent now.
Unlike the five magic dragons, other dragons in all aspects of strength and intelligence were similar to high-ranking magical beasts. Outside Dragon Island, he could accept some of the weak dragons being captured by humans as magical beasts to sell for money, even if he wanted to control it, there was no way to. But the Church was different, they tracked the magic dragons, killed Little Five, and their purpose was never pure.
With the agreement of Wuuth and the other dragons, Ning Chu looked up at the sky, “It’s getting dark, we need to find a place to rest first.”
The fact that there were people from the mercenary group here meant that there was a town nearby. They walked north and soon came to the edge of the woods, and saw two footpaths outside, stretching into the distance. There were magical beast carts parked on the side of the road, and occasionally a few people passed by, so they should be able to go directly to the town in the magical beast carts.
But he brought a few dragons… Ning Chu looked at the three young dragons still asleep in his arms, and the four young dragon cubs. He and Wuuth, two people, couldn’t fit so many in their coats.
Ning Chu was torn for a while, so he gave Wuuth the baby dragons in his arms and went to the roadside alone to find a magical beast cart and asked the owner about the town. The owner told Ning Chu that there was indeed a city not far from here, and it wasn’t small, there were inns and other places all over the city.
Ning Chu thanked the owner and went back to the forest to take out the advanced storage bag that Wuuth had given him. He talked to the dragon cubs, “It’ll just take a moment, okay? When we get to the place, I’ll let you out right away.”
Ning Chu also wanted to go into the city to inquire about the Church, and they must be near the town. The storage pouch was so small that several of the dragon cubs had never seen it before. Second Cub approached it curiously, put one of his claws inside, and was “swished” into it.
The next second he came out of it, shaking his head and sneezing a little.
Third Cub and Fourth Cub also took turns to go inside, they found it more of a novelty, and didn’t reject the storage bag. As for Fifth Cub and the three dragon cubs, they had special preferential treatment because of their young age, and could be hidden by Ning Chu and Wuuth.
The three dragon cubs were fine with the bag and even wanted to play in it. Ning Chu was very pleased, but at the same time, he felt that he was treating them badly, so he bought many kinds of toys and dried meat and put them in the storage bag.
After the three dragons were in the storage bag, Ning Chu gave the Fifth Cub to Wuuth and took off his coat to cover the three hatchlings.
The hatchlings that had just broken their shells slept a lot, and as an ordinary dragon, they shouldn’t wake up suddenly as they could eat only one or two meals a day.
With everything ready, Ning Chu was about to go out of the woods with Wuuth when Fifth Cub gave a soft cry. She emerged from Wuuth’s coat and looked at Ning Chu, trying to switch places with the baby dragon in his arms.
Wuuth, who had been disliked, looked at Ning Chu silently, waiting for him to make a decision.
Ning Chu had no choice but to give the baby dragons in his jacket to Wuuth, and Fifth Cub was so happy that she climbed out of Wuuth’s pocket and lunged at Ning Chu, hooking onto Ning Chu’s clothes.
Ning Chu hugged her and hid her in his jacket, “It’s okay now, let’s go.”
The two of them left the woods and stopped a cart on the side of the road, asking the owner to take them directly to the nearest inn.
It was Wuuth’s first time in this kind of cart and the beast in front of him was shivering, afraid to move. As the owner was wondering what was wrong, Ning Chu hurriedly tugged Wuuth’s sleeve.
Wuuth then drew his aura back, calming down, and the cart and beast finally moved.
The day darkened, so Ning Chu chose the fastest beast cart. When they arrived at the city gate, since they weren’t residents, it cost two gold coins to be let into the city. Then the beast cart drove the two through the streets, straight to the inn. The city was lit up at this time, there were many people coming and going, and compared to here, Lance Academy’s area was like they were in the suburbs.
Ning Chu looked at the streets and people passing by, there were people in all kinds of clothes, Ning Chu also saw people with half masked faces, or wearing masks. Thinking about it, he took out his own mask and handed it to Wuuth.
Wuuth took it, but was a bit puzzled, his eyes questioning Ning Chu.
“Put it on,” Ning Chu explained, “Your face is too conspicuous.”
Wuuth’s temperament was cold, like a large human-shaped freezer. With his face, walking in the street would cause almost everyone to turn their heads to look at him. Since there were a lot of people, it was better to let him cover up.
Wuuth cupped his mask and hesitated, asking, “Because I’m ugly?”
“…What did you say?” Ning Chu almost laughed out loud and shook his head, “Of course not, why would you think that…”
Wuuth let out a “hmm” and obediently put on the mask. The question he asked just now did not seem like a joke, could it be that… because he was a dragon, he didn’t know whether a human face was beautiful or not?
Ning Chu speculated, suddenly realizing that in Wuuth’s eyes, he may also look ugly. And the other young dragon cubs, every time they looked at him, did they also think he was ugly?
He was torn for a while and couldn’t help but ask Wuuth, “So do you think I’m ugly?”
Wuuth looked up, his eyes under the mask swept between Ning Chu’s eyebrows, and whispered, “No, I don’t.”
Ning Chu was relieved when the beast cart stopped in front of an inn and the owner turned around, “You two, here we are.”
The inn in front of them looked quite large, with four floors, and two people stood at the door to welcome guests. Ning Chu got out and paid, and took Wuuth inside.
There were two types of rooms, single and double, similar to the standard single rooms in his previous world, except that the single rooms had a better environment and were a bit more expensive. He and Wuuth had dragon cubs with them, so no matter how he thought about it, it was more appropriate to choose a double room.
The double room was 10 gold coins a night, plus one gold coin for snacks, but Ning Chu didn’t ask for snacks to save money.
When they received the room card and key, the inn staff took the two upstairs. After entering the room, Ning Chu locked the door and immediately released the three dragon cubs from the storage bag.
Second Cub came out with a rattan ball in his mouth, and once he saw he had arrived in a new environment, he dropped the ball and flew around the room.
Ning Chu closed the curtains to block all views from outside, and temporarily took out a bed to put all the baby dragons in. The three baby dragons woke up on the way here, but they didn’t dare to make a sound because of Wuuth’s aura, and now they finally got some fresh air and “whimpered” a few times.
They were probably hungry, and Ning Chu was busy making dragon milk. Fifth Cub watched Ning Chu feed the baby dragons, but she wanted to eat herself, so she climbed onto Ning Chu’s lap to pamper her. She rolled over to reveal her soft little belly and patted her two claws on it, “Woo— aoo—”
“Are you hungry too?” Ning Chu squeezed Fifth Cub’s paws and bought her some of the grass she usually ate. After feeding the hatchlings and Fifth Cub, it was time to feed the other three dragons.
Wuuth was always by Ning Chu’s side, wanting to help but not knowing how to do it.
After finishing the dinner for all the baby dragons, Ning Chu went to the window and pulled back a curtain to look out. The streets were still full of people, and the area around the inn seemed to be basically stores, selling everything.
There was a scent approaching behind him, and Ning Chu turned his head, “Shall we go out tonight?”
“Yes,” Wuuth replied without thinking, and then asked, “What will we do?”
“Ask around,” Ning Chu said, “so many dragons have been taken outside, there’s no way the people here don’t know about it.”
On the way here just now, Ning Chu saw several waves of people dressed in similar attire, which should belong to different mercenary groups. The Church must have hired them for capturing so many dragons in a short period of time.
Second Cub flew over and said he wanted to go too.
Ning Chu’s face was stern, “What are you going to do? It’s no fun hiding you in my clothes and not being able to come out.”
“Aoooo…” Second Cub sounded aggrieved and crouched by the window looking up at Ning Chu, trying to make him believe him. He wasn’t going out to play! He also wanted to help.
Ning Chu couldn’t resist the petty little dragon cub, and being looked at by such a pair of round eyes, his attitude immediately softened. He stroked Second Cub’s neck hair, “Will you really listen to me? When we go out, you have to hide well, don’t cause trouble.”
“Aowu!” Second Cub wagged his tail to tell Ning Chu that he would do as he was told.
Ning Chu then nodded, “Alright.”
Ning Chu left the other dragons alone, and Fifth Cub knew that they had to go out, so she lay down on the side of the bed.
Ning Chu stroked the three baby dragons’ heads one by one, and told Third Cub and Fourth Cub, “Take care of Little Five and the three baby dragons at home, we’ll be back soon.”