Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
The wound didn’t really hurt at all, Ning Chu just didn’t expect Wuuth’s reaction to be so strong. The other dragon cubs in the room didn’t know what was happening between the two of them, so they all quietly looked over here.
The atmosphere seemed to be a bit strained. Ning Chu was injured? Did they just fight? Third Cub gave a gesture and asked Second Cub to go over and ask what was going on. Second Cub pretended not to see, and flew to Fifth Cub who was sleeping and lied down. Fourth Cub was lying in a nest made of soft branches, turning over and twisting around to scrape his back and clean his scales.
When the room was suddenly quiet, he stopped moving and looked at everyone quietly, and continued to rub his back. Ning Chu sat on the chair, Wuuth directly half crouched down and raised his head, trying to treat Ning Chu’s wounds. He was also much calmer at the moment, very apprehensive, not only because he had accidentally hurt Ning Chu. Ning Chu’s repetitive attitude during this time made him feel anxious, and he felt that he needed to do something about it.
Ning Chu blocked Wuuth’s hand from reaching out again, “No need… I’m fine.”
This was a small, insignificant wound, there was no need to use magic to heal it.
Wuuth was rejected, silently put down his hand, his eyes looked the same as just now, as if the injury was not on Ning Chu but him. He didn’t get up, so Ning Chu looked down at him, sighing, “It’s really okay, it doesn’t hurt… were you angry just now?”
Wuuth didn’t make a sound. He didn’t understand why he couldn’t call him Ning Ning, the reason for his unhappiness was still Ning Chu’s later remark that he had a human form and was different from before. Being human was so troublesome, he would rather not have this ability.
Ning Chu thought about it and suddenly asked again, “Do you have a dragon… you like?”
Since Wuuth didn’t understand what he was saying, didn’t understand human emotions, he was always an adult dragon, right? He can try to substitute the dragon’s perspective and then explain to Wuuth.
Wuuth was puzzled by the question, before he replied, “No.”
He had never considered this aspect, let alone the fact that there were no dragons in the dragon family that could match him in every way.
Ning Chu also realized that Wuuth could take human form, which was different from other dragons, and that his dragon form was still so large. When he had a normal dragon, it was written in the taming manual that dragons usually look for those of the same species to be their mates. Sometimes there were exceptions, but the size of the mates must not be too different from each other in order to breed the next generation successfully.
Wuuth’s dragon form was even larger than Second Cub and Third Cub, which meant…
Ning Chu tried another approach, “Then if… another Dark Abyss Dragon appears, and they can also have a human form like you, and you like them…”
“Why should I like them?” Wuuth immediately retorted, “There’s no second Dark Abyss Dragon.”
The second half of Ning Chu’s sentence was stuck in his throat, and he said after a long time, “I’m talking about if you wanted to mate with a dragon, do I have to use humans to compare?”
Wuuth twitched his lips and quieted down. It was true that he didn’t have a favorite dragon, but if it was a human instead? No, replace it with Ning Chu. A faint trace of Wuuth’s brow stretched out, “Yes.”
“Hmm?” Ning Chu didn’t respond, “Yes what?”
“If it’s you, yes,” Wuuth said, “But not other humans.”
Ning Chu was stunned for two seconds and blushed a little, “Oh… oh.”
Wuuth meant that he liked him? Ning Chu suddenly couldn’t go on, he was so completely carried away by Wuuth that he almost forgot his original purpose. He took a deep breath and told Wuuth to return to his chair and sit down, continuing to circle back to the original point, “You just now, why did you suddenly come over… and bite me?”
He was too embarrassed to use the word lick, so he switched to another one.
Wuuth stiffened his spine, “That wasn’t my intention.”
“Then what did you really want?” Ning Chu asked, turning his head to see the three dragon cubs crouched by the bed staring at them, listening quietly to the conversation between the two.
Wuuth had always been in a leader-like position in front of the other dragons, and Ning Chu thought to himself, wouldn’t it be a bit humiliating for Wuuth to look like he was being lectured in front of them? Ning Chu himself was a little weirdly uncomfortable being watched like this, and he couldn’t bring himself to tell the dragon cubs to get out of the room, so he got up, “Let’s go outside and talk.”
It was noon break, and the only people outside the house were the occasional elves passing by, nodding and greeting Ning Chu and Wuuth as they came across them.
Ning Chu returned the smile and leaned against a large tree, “Go ahead.”
Wuuth was silent for a long time before he spoke up, “If you hate my human form, I can do without it.”
Ning Chu was confused, “When did I hate it?”
Wuuth stood under the tree and tried to reach out to Ning Chu’s side of the face. He was halfway there when Ning Chu grabbed his hand and wouldn’t let him get any closer. Ning Chu vaguely understood Wuuth’s meaning, “No, I don’t hate it…”
“I could approach you when I was in dragon form before, but not in human form,” Wuuth lowered his eyes at Ning Chu, his voice low, “and now that I’ve turned back into a dragon, I can’t in this form either.”
He seemed to be accusing himself, and Ning Chu opened his mouth and tried to explain, “Don’t think too much about it, I don’t hate your human form because… because what you’re doing by turning back into a dragon is also equivalent to doing it in human form, which is inappropriate…”
Ning Chu always saw Wuuth’s face when the little black dragon licked him, and he couldn’t accept it no matter how much he psychologically built himself up.
“Is that so?” Wuuth heard this expression for the first time, and his expression looked as if he got it, and as if he didn’t. It wasn’t appropriate to call Ning Ning, it wasn’t appropriate to approach him in his dragon form, since he said he didn’t hate his human form. Wuuth reached out to Ning Chu again and gently touched the mark on Ning Chu’s face that had been cut by the sharp teeth.
Thinking he still cared about hurting him, Ning Chu didn’t duck and cooperated by tilting his head, “Don’t look, I’m not hurt enough to need healing…”
Then Wuuth came closer and kissed him on the spot of the wound.
Ning Chu’s brain exploded and his words stopped abruptly. He wasn’t sure if Wuuth just touched it with his lips, or if it was the same as when he was in dragon form… Ning Chu didn’t dare to look deeper, the heat was spreading rapidly from within and it felt like his fingertips were burning.
Wuuth backed away, frowning and raising his hand to probe Ning Chu’s cheek and forehead, “Why is it so red?”
He was worried that something was wrong with Ning Chu’s body, but found that he was only feverish. His heart was beating fast, and Wuuth counted the beats without moving. It was similar to the sound of his heartbeat when he first took Ning Chu into his arms. It was also the first time he tried to be close to Ning Chu in human form while he was awake.
Wuuth didn’t have much hope, but he didn’t expect Ning Chu to hide. There was just a strange reaction.
Ning Chu pulled off Wuuth’s hand and immediately let go, trying to back up but against the tree trunk behind him. He took a few deep breaths and tried to adjust his expression to make himself look serious, “Don’t do such things in the future…”
He would really misunderstand.
However, to Wuuth, Ning Chu’s voice was a bit small and half-intimidating, nothing like when he used to resist him.
Wuuth’s lowered palm clenched and unclenched unconsciously, and he said, “Okay.”
He had a hunch that he had to say yes now, or else Ning Chu’s only bit of relief would disappear again. Ning Chu was still leaning against the trunk of the tree, his eyes as defensive and nervous as a small animal. He had promised himself, and he still hadn’t relaxed.
Wuuth began to remember the last time Ning Chu was in a good mood.
It was today, he revealed his dragon form in front of Ning Chu, Ning Chu seemed to like it, and even took the initiative to approach and touch his scales.
Ning Chu liked to hug the baby dragon cubs and rub their heads and squeeze their claws, Wuuth and the other dragons knew that, so when they wanted to get close to Ning Chu, they would take the initiative to get pampered by him and let him hug them.
Wuuth wanted to give it a try too.
“Go to the back of the mountain?” He rarely did this, and his tone was a bit unnatural, “To see how the dragons are doing.”
A sudden change of topic, raw but effective, and Ning Chu’s attention was successfully diverted, “Mn… okay.”
Wuuth turned alone and walked to the clearing, not waiting for Ning Chu behind him to follow. Ning Chu was puzzled, took a step, and a giant dragon appeared in front of him, the huge body accidentally crushing a few trees.
A few elves in the distance saw and gave a cry of surprise, the things that they were holding things in their hands dropped, looking at the dragon that appeared out of nowhere for a long time and couldn’t snap out of their daze.
Ning Chu was also stunned, he didn’t expect Wuuth would change back to adult form.
Was he trying to… take him to fly back?
The back of the mountain wasn’t far, in fact, there was no need for such trouble… But Ning Chu looked at the huge dragon hanging his head down in front of him, and was very moved.