The Abandoned Villager A, Who Was Picked up by an Aristocrat Awakened a Legendary Skill - Chapter 4
- The Abandoned Villager A, Who Was Picked up by an Aristocrat Awakened a Legendary Skill
- Chapter 4 - Dragon’s Parent
This chapter is just a little over 1k so no split chapter this time yay!
「Who are you――Ah! The egg is broken！」
Before he could think about the identity of the little creature, he realized that the eggshell of the Red Dragon’s egg that was in front of him was already broken.
It was quite big, so if it was broken, you would see it immediately.
Inside the broken eggshell was nothing.
Instead, what appeared was a small creature.
If you think about it, there was no mistaking that it came out of the egg.
Did it mean that …… this was the child of a Red Dragon?
As it was, the little creature was still being playful to him.
Playfully clinging to him like a puppy, and licking his face [Peropero~], while occasionally looking at him with its round and cute eyes.
[TL: If you didn’t know, Peropero is the sound the use as an onomatopoeia for licking]
「Ah! That’s right. You think I’m your parent.」
The little creature– the Red Dragon’s child responded to his words.
Did it perhaps, understand what he said?
「Did you understand what I said?」
「Then, lie down just like that」
[TL: it said nesobettemite in which nesobe means to sprawl or to lie sprawled so I just put lie down since it sounded better.]
The small dragon laid down on his stomach, just as he said.
As he thought, it could understand his words.
He was not particularly surprised that he knew it could understand the human language the moment it was born.
He was the same.
He was like that, so it wasn’t strange that there were others like that―― he already expected it.
He gently brushed the small dragon’s head while it was sprawling.
Then, it pushed its head to him as if hinting [more! more!]
He thought it was cute, so he gently brushed it more and more.
Just like that, he and the small dragon created a two-person world of their own, so he didn’t notice until it was too late.
「What do you mean……?」
His grandpa, and the guards.
Everyone stared at him with a surprised look.
Just a short while after the little dragon was hatched, his grandpa summoned a magician to hurry and go to the garden where the shell of the Red Dragon’s eggshell was kept for inspection.
The magician was a middle-aged man wearing a robe with several ornaments attached to it.
He and his grandpa were over-seeing the inspection.
By the way, the little dragon was curled up and sleeping by his feet.
The magician looked at the eggshells, picked them up with his hands, casting colorful magic to inspect them.
After a while, he turned to look at him and his grandpa, making a face as if he had eaten a bitter bug.
「How was it?」
「It may be hard to believe, but there’s one possibility.」
「What is it?」
「Master Mateo’s magic power hastened the egg’s incubation…… possibly」
「Accelerating the egg’s incubation? Is such a thing possible?」
His grandpa was surprised and asked the magician again.
「It’s unusual, it’s unbelievable. But…… looking at the evidence, we can only believe it.」
The magician’s face became more and more bitter.
I see, so it was that kind of face.
That was…… the expression that he would make when he encountered something that overturned his common sense.
「I see. What do you mean that it’s unusual?」
「It would be impossible unless master Mateo possess a very powerful magical power.」
「Very powerful magical power?」
「Yes……That’s for sure, the best magical power existing in the empire……」
The man’s words were grave
I see, if the conclusion was like that, it would be impossible to believe.
That was to say, even he himself couldn’t believe it.
For him to have a powerful magical power was unthinkable.
「Are there other possibilities?」
He asked the man, and the man’s face became bitter, then quietly shook his head horizontally.
「Hmm……then, do we really have a reason to believe that it’s true?」
「On what grounds, sir?」
「Hmm. As it is, you’re just a magician telling us what you “feel.” And that’s all the more convincing to non-magicians.」
He was surprised for a moment.
He thought that his grandfather would be very excited to hear the man’s explanation.
That was not it, it was surprising that he asked for evidence first.
When his grandpa asked the man, he held his chin and thought wistfully.
「What is it?」
「It is the blood」
「Yes, Human’s and the respectable Dragon’s blood originally should not mix.」
「……Hm, I heard about something like that.」
「Me too. If I remember correctly―― A dragon’s blood is boiling and can burn like magma.」
He and his grandpa said in succession, and the man nodded a little.
「Strictly speaking, it is a little different. The blood of a Dragon will reject all kinds of things. In some cases, the rejection resulted in the burning of the other party. The blood that burns brightly like magma was just created from the image of a blazing fire.」
「I see, so?」
On what grounds would that be related to this? His grandpa incited with his face.
「That rejection is the key. If the Red Dragon’s child was awakened by master Mateo’s magical power, then their blood will not reject each other and would meld together.」
「I see, so Mateo’s blood will burn if it was rejected.」
「That is right, sir.」
「Hmm, let’s do it immediately. Mateo, is it okay?」
「Un, how much blood do you need?」
「A few drops will do, sir. And please have a bowl of water ready.」
Grandpa nodded and called a servant.
He ordered the servant to bring a bowl the size of a basin filled with water.
「Master Mateo, please drop the Red Dragon’s blood into this water first.」
「Understood. Is it okay?」
The small creature quickly nodded its head.
He picked the little guy up and accepted the needle the servant had brought at the same time, he pricked the skin on its paw or arm and squeezed out a few drops of blood into the basin of water.
The blood spread in the water, and at the same time, steam rose in the air.
「Like this, the blood of the Red Dragon has already started to reject the water.」
「I see. Then, next is Mateo」
He put the little creature back on the ground, then he pricked his finger with the needle and in the same way, dropped a few drops of blood into the basin.
Instantly, it stopped steaming.
The water stopped evaporating.
The instant his blood went into the water, it stopped, then his blood and the little creature’s blood melded together.
「Truly…… It melded together……」
「Unbelievable…… such a thing is possible……?」
The two adults were surprised and amazed by it.
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