Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Although there was no clear perception of Wei Long’s strength, the contrast in power levels was still obvious. Hearing the vampire’s words, Shang HaoJia’s heart sank unconsciously and instinctively gave birth to a slight sense of foreboding.
The fire dragon never came back. The sky outside was getting darker and darker, and by the time Shang HaoJia finished injecting the serum to the youth, the sky was so dark that you couldn’t see your fingers. The air was rolling with thunder and lightning, but no rain had fallen.
Now it was obviously not realistic to go out, the people had to stay in the building for the time being to continue to watch. The two little dragons in his pockets were getting restless, as Shang HaoJia pressed the window sill and looked out, but just when he peeked out, a large black shadow came flying head-on.
The vampire was agile enough to pounce on him and keep him under his protection. A gust of strong wind brushed the two men and rolled over, hitting the ground hard, the whole office seemed to follow with two shakes.
“I think this time, I really have to report to the top to change the guardrail…” The headache of looking at the fractured guardrail, Eli sighed with distress and patted Shang HaoJia, who had just been pulled up by the vampire, with concern, “How are you? You didn’t knock your head, right?”
“It’s fine – thanks a lot.” Shang HaoJia shook his head and gave a sincere thank you to the vampire.
Wei Long shook his head with a smile, smoothed out his suit and thoughtfully straightened it for him, “No need to thank me, my dear friend, it’s my pleasure to watch over you…”
Before he could finish his words, the fire dragon, who had fallen to the ground, staggered to his feet, fluttered his little paws with tears in his eyes, and hugged the human doctor, “Doctor, doctor, please save A’Lin!”
Caught off guard by the fire-breathing dragon forcibly hugging him, Shang HaoJia instinctively raised his arms to protect his face, as it hit hard on the other party’s hard scales.
Sensing the agitation of the patient’s family, Doctor Shang was contemplating a way to get out of the way for the time being, when the vampire on the side had already struck out sharply. He grabbed the bone wing of the fire dragon and pulled it back, and then escorted the person down.
The vampire’s inky pupils faintly flashed with blood, as he looked apologetically at Shang HaoJia, “Sorry, it was my negligence that frightened you – are you hurt? I know that the fire dragon is quite powerful among the dragons…”
“Don’t worry, he didn’t do it intentionally, and didn’t use much strength.” Shaking off his arms that were numb from the impact, Doctor Shang quickly walked towards the scarred golden dragon on the ground and half squatted down to probe its nostrils, “Eli, is there a stethoscope?”
Staring at the calm and collected Doctor Shang, Eli fished out the stethoscope and handed it to him, shaking his head in shock, “Is there really such a big difference between doing clinical work and doing research? You can even listen to the dragon’s heartbeat now? I must have been so absorbed in research and isolated from the world for so long that I’ve lost touch with the times – no no no, I’ll have to apply to go down to the clinic next year and get some training…”
“Yes, it is best to come to the emergency room so you can interact with real patients.” Doctor Shang picked up a dragon claw, moved along the height of the dragon’s body and tried a few positions with a stethoscope, then smoothly found the sound of a heartbeat.
The two young dragons pounced on the golden dragon as soon as they saw him, tearfully pushing their heads against their father’s body in an attempt to wake him up. Shang HaoJia patted the two young dragons’ horns soothingly and listened intently for a while before finally nodding and patting his clothes as he stood up.
“I’m not too sure about the normal physical standards of your dragon race. According to the heart rate and respiration of the two little ones, and then converted into an adult male dragon to estimate, his heartbeat and respiration, in addition to slightly on the fast side, there are no obvious signs of acute and critical illness, so there is no need to rush yet – he has obvious trauma, but no bleeding. I remember the legendary recovery ability of the dragons is very strong, so do you still need me to help him dress the wound?”
The fire dragon desperately nodded, and anxiously came forward to explain the situation, “Please! Doctor, you don’t know, with A’Lin’s magic power, normal wounds would have healed long ago. But that bad vampire’s attack seems to have a special power attached to it, which not only prevented the wound from healing, but also sucked up a lot of A’Lin’s qi and blood…”
With a slight eyebrow pick and a slight nod, Shang Haojia took the first aid kit from Eli and squatted down to start the debridement dressing, “To help with the diagnosis, I need to know more details about the process. Why did you guys get into a fight with the vampire?”
“Actually – actually I don’t know.” The fire dragon waved his tail and helplessly lowered his head, “When I arrived, they were already fighting. I just saw the opportunity to hurry up and spit a fireball to scare away that bad vampire, and then I snatched A’Lin back…”
“If I’m not wrong, they probably met the vampire from the American continent – they are more used to attaching some special effects to their attacks.” Wei Long pondered and half crouched down, hovered his right hand over the golden dragon’s wound for a moment to experience, and then frowned slightly and shook his head, “But – I’ve never seen a vampire with such peculiar tastes. To actually even drink the dragon’s blood, and drink it so cleanly…”
The golden dragon’s scales were smooth, Doctor Shang took the medical tape in his hand and compared it twice, then threw it aside. He pulled a strip of gauze directly around the arm-thick dragon’s body and tied a knot, and raised his head slightly curiously, “I’ve never thought about this – do vampires usually only drink human blood?”
“Although I don’t usually feed on blood myself, I once had a friend who had been loyal to the Nicolai family for generations and was their royal cook.” The vampire shook his head with a light smile and raised his hand to help support the dragon’s body, patiently satisfying the human doctor’s curiosity. “According to him, young vampire’s taste is sweet and will prefer the blood of flying birds. When they reach adulthood, most of them will have mammalian blood as their main food, and the most important of them is human – as for the dragons, because they are oviparous, if they have to be categorized, they probably have to belong to the reptiles or amphibians. Such blood is usually the most inferior food, and is consumed only by the sinners who are imprisoned.”
Hearing the conversation turn to food, Eli finally kept up the pace, handing over a new roll of gauze and taking the time to interject, “But it’s hard to say about things like taste – I can’t understand what those who like cilantro really think. It’s like when I was in the dormitory, every time I ate durian, Old Shang and the others would throw me out with the durian…”
The werewolf on one side suddenly looked at him in surprise, with hot tears a clamped his shoulders, the tail behind him almost swung into an electric fan, “I’m like you, every time I eat stinky tofu, that pedantic vampire tells me to get out – stinky tofu is clearly the most delicious human food! This vampire doesn’t appreciate it at all!”
“Good comrade, the organization has finally found you!” Eli nodded with the same hot tears and held the other’s arms, “Next time you come to me, I still have canned herring at home, we can find a place for a date…”
Looking at these two suddenly like-minded guys, Doctor Shang shook his head helplessly and continued the bandaging work, “Dragons are dragons after all, their blood should also contain power. Could it be that the vampire has some special method to extract the power inside these qi and blood?”
“As far as I know, no such method has appeared yet.” The vampire pondered for a moment, gently shaking his head, “The power transmission and inheritance of the dragon race is very mysterious. Other races have always been eager to acquire this method of gaining power just by feeding, but there has never been much success – especially the vampire clan that feeds on blood. If there really is such a method, the carnivorous dragon industry chain in Europe must have reacted immediately. But as of noon today, there are no major fluctuations in the stock market…”
“Are you still involved in stocks?” Surprised, Doctor Shang looked at the bourgeois vampire who had kept up with the times, and as a proletarian who had never even bought stocks, he shook his head with respect. Diligently dressing the last wound, he got up and pondered for a while, then suddenly laughed lightly, “To gain strength from food alone does sound quite tempting – when I was studying, every time I reviewed for finals, I also did have fantasies thinking I could eat the book and then it would all be memorized…”
“Don’t dream – the thickness of the medical and surgical books would cause second-degree disability. Even if there really is such a way, eating it would cause you constipation.” Eli patted his shoulder, sighed sorrowfully and mercilessly poked his fantasy, “If you add the practical books, it’d be like a literal lasagna ah…“