The Abandoned Villager A, Who Was Picked up by an Aristocrat Awakened a Legendary Skill - Chapter 3 part 1
- The Abandoned Villager A, Who Was Picked up by an Aristocrat Awakened a Legendary Skill
- Chapter 3 part 1 - Growth Acceleration
This is the unproofread version.
「Well, I was with a person named Ruth a while ago.」
「Mr…… Ruth? Ah, grandfather’s honorable friend.」
Grandpa smiled broadly.
Ruth Bell Wolf.
He was the former head of the Marquis Wolf family, and he belongs to the same generation as his grandfather.
His grandfather often talks about old man Ruth.
Perhaps, as grandpa said, the two of them have an inseparable relationship.
「Did something happen to Mr. Ruth?」
「Hmm, I bragged about Mateo to that guy.」
「Bragged about me?」
「Hmm, my grandson can read letters and books while being only two years old. Now, he can read all the books inside the estate.」
Oh… He thought.
As I thought, grandfather’s like to brag about their grandchildren.
It was pleasant being praised but also a little bit embarrassing.
「That was embarrassing, grandfather.」
「What’s there to be embarrassed about? Being able to read letters at two years old is a sign that you are a genius.」
He already knew how to read during that time when he was abandoned, so it wasn’t two years old but zero.
「Mateo is certainly a genius, so when I told it to that guy, he became frustrated to death that his face turned red as a lobster.」
「He truly is frustrated.」
「Hm, that guy – no, aristocrat’s sons don’t usually read books」
That is, what you might say, a waste of time.
There are so many books out there, a treasure trove of knowledge out there that you can absorb as much as you want as a weapon in your arsenal depending on your efforts, and it would be a waste not to read them.
It’s so strange, the aristocrats.
「Right, I have a present for Mateo.」
Grandpa clapped his hands as he recalled.
He laughed bitterly in his mind.
“Today,” no, today “again” there’s no mistake, he retorted.
His grandpa always brought presents for him whenever he went to this residence.
Mostly books, but also delicious sweets and treasures that are expensive despite their appearance.
He made a face looking as if he expected it.
「Really? What present?」
He said while making a face befitting a child like him.
Acting like a child is just one of his tricks.
Whenever he received a gift from his grandpa, he would say, “I’m happy” earnestly while making a happy face, and his grandpa would feel delighted.
He thought that if he didn’t show it, they wouldn’t know how happy he was.
His ultimate technique is probably showing how happy he was whenever he was happy.
Sure enough, his grandfather broke into a happy face when he saw him happy as usual, imagining that he might get another book.
「Hm, but it wasn’t here, come with me for a moment.」
He closed the book he was reading and put it back into the nearest bookshelf.
Like that, he followed his grandpa out of the library.
He walked down the corridor with his grandpa and was led out of the mansion and into the garden.
In that place are ten guards, who are under his grandfather’s direct command.
The guards were armed, guarding the box with great care.
It’s like a treasure chest or a closet – big enough for a six-year-old like me to go inside and use as a place to hide for hide-and-seek.
It appears that this is the present for him.
[TL: it said o miyage which means souvenir, but I made it present cause it sounded better]
「Is this my present?」
Grandpa signaled the guards.
Then, the two guards on both sides of the box opened the lid.
……with their hands very carefully.
Extremely careful, as if they were handling a fragile glass.
The lid of the box was opened, revealing an egg inside.
The size of the egg is like a six-year-old who could fit inside the box
「Egg? What is that?」
「Hm, a Red Dragon’s egg.」
Grandpa said with a proud face, bragging.
「Red Dragon…… That?」
「Do you know it, Mateo?」
He nodded clearly.
An ordinary six-year-old wouldn’t know about it, but he read a lot of books.
He knew that his grandpa was delighted when he answered the question, “Do you know it, Mateo?” using the knowledge he got from the books.
Just now, when he heard Red Dragon, he recalled it from his memory.
「If I remember correctly, it is the legendary dragon, right? The most powerful among the dragons, with strength and tremendous magical power enough to match an army.」
「Also…… possessing profound knowledge and wisdom.」
Grandpa raised his voice suddenly.
「Wha, What happened?」
「That’s right, as expected, Mateo is really smart.」
To think that he just wanted to praise me as usual, this foolish old man is really.
「That is a Red Dragon’s egg.」
「Is it real?」
This time he was surprised.
When he first heard of the red dragon egg, it didn’t ring a bell, but he remembered and mentioned the red dragon himself, so his amazement came late.
「There’s no mistake, this was a gift to the emperor from somewhere, and I took it from him.」
「Eh!? Is that okay?」
That is to say, an amazing thing.
「don’t worry about it! rather than that child having the red dragon egg stored away as a treasure, it is better for me to take it from him and use it.」
Furthermore, his grandpa said something ridiculous like that without hesitation.
No, it isn’t about using it, but taking the present for the emperor is a different matter.
Moreover, calling the emperor a “child” is bad enough that he could be arrested for such disrespect if he’s not careful.
I will upload the proofread version later. also sorry for the wait.
I also parted the chapter into 2 parts containing approx. 1000 words each cause I’m still new to translating and am slow.
Thank you for your understanding.