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Chapter 112 – The End of Fresh Blood!
It’s been five days since we received the news from Kosuke that he would be departing from Merinesburg. It would take almost a month to travel through the city in a normal way. I know it will be a long time before I can see him again, but whenever I have a free moment, I come to the golem communicator.
It seems that everyone who has a relationship with Kosuke is the same way, and whenever I come to the golem communicator, I always find either Isla or one of the Harpies. The Harpies, in particular, are numerous, and not all of them are always out scouting or on other missions, so it seems that someone off duty is always watching the transmitter.
Today, a small brown-feathered girl seemed to be on duty. As I recall, she was Pessar.
“Oh, Princess! Hello!”
“Oh. Hello, Pessar.”
When I called her name, she looked a little surprised. She didn’t expect me to remember her name.
“What are you surprised about? Of course I remember your name.”
“Ehehe, thank you!”
She seemed to be particularly pleased. Pessar gave a carefree smile at me. I think it’s only natural since we love the same man, as far as I’m concerned.
“I don’t think he’s contacted us yet. I just keep coming here.”
“I know. I was out of town the last time he contacted us, so I haven’t heard from him in a while. I wanted to hear his voice as soon as possible…”
“I see… You’re right. I can’t wait to hear Kosuke’s voice too.”
“Ehehe, the princess is the same as me…”
That’s when it happened. It was at that moment that the golem communicator sounded the alarm for an incoming call.
“This is Erichburg.”
Pessar stretched out her wings and trembled for some reason, but that was not the point right now. I picked up the receiver of the golem communication device and was already in a position to respond.
“O-oh… you’re so quick, Sylphy.”
“Kosuke! What’s wrong, isn’t it too early?”
“Danna-san! Princess! I want to hear it too!”
I put the golem communicator on the desk and set it to speaker mode. This way, Pessar will be able to hear and speak as well. No, I’m sorry, I was distracted. I’m starting to feel sorry for Pessar.
“Yeah, Melty led us through the trackless. Now we’re on our way back down after climbing the highest mountain there is.”
“Trackless road? High mountain…?”
“Isn’t that in the Sorel Mountain Range…?”
“No way. It’s a den of Wyverns, and there have been sightings of dragons there too. Even if it’s Melty, it’s still… no, if it’s Melty…?”
It looks like Melty is a bit of a rough and tumble kind of person… but in the end, it’s the best choice. No, even so, the Sorrel Mountain Range would not be a good choice. It’s as dangerous as the Great Omit Wilderness.
“I asked Melty about it, and she said it’s indeed the Sorel Mountain Range. Well, that’s okay. It’s not important.”
“I think it’s important.”
“Anyway, we go to that mountain and make friends with a dragon. We’re going to ride the dragon home, and we’ll probably be there in an hour or so.”
“…Sorry, I didn’t quite catch that. Can you say that again?”
“I’ve made friends with a dragon, and now we’re riding it home. We’ll be there in about an hour.”
I rubbed the wrinkles between my eyes at Kosuke’s unrealistic words. I felt like I was getting a headache. I glanced to the side and saw Pessar frozen in place, not making a sound. She must be surprised. I’m surprised too.
“Assuming that I take you at your word, what do you want us to do?”
“Make sure you have the widest possible landing zone. Also, I need to notify you in advance so that there won’t be any panic and so that we won’t be intercepted or anything. We’re heading that way from the north.”
“Okay, I’ll take care of it. What else?”
“I’d like you to prepare some flour and meat because depending on the negotiations, Grande ― the dragon that Melty and I rode ― will be staying with us. Please prepare extra.”
“Meat, flour? Does the dragon eat bread?”
“It likes hamburgers.”
A hamburger is a flatbread sandwich of ground meat cooked to perfection. I can’t imagine why a dragon would like that. I have no idea.
“Yes, hamburger. And elf honey wine. So I will be back with a dragon, and please take care of the rest.”
“O-okay. I’ll make the arrangements as soon as possible.”
“Thank you. I’m so glad to see you soon. I can’t wait to see you, Sylphy.”
“Me too, Kosuke…”
“Me too! I’ll be waiting for you too, Danna-san!”
“That voice, is that Pessar?”
“Yes! That’s right! It’s Pessar!”
Pessar nodded repeatedly with tears in her eyes, perhaps happy that he recognized her just by her voice.
“I’m sorry for making you worry too, Pessar. I’ll see you soon, so please help Sylphy.”
“Okay! I’ll be waiting for you!”
“Please do. I’ll see you later.”
After finishing the communication, Pessar and I looked at each other for a while.
“Do you think it’s real…?”
“I don’t think there’s any reason for Danna-san to lie… although it’s a little hard to believe.”
Pessar wiped her tears with her wing and said. That’s exactly as Pessar said.
“Yeah… It’s a little hard to believe, but there’s no reason for Kosuke to lie. All right, first, we need to get the important people in here. Can you do that for me?”
“Yes! I’ll go get everyone!”
Pessar replied cheerfully and ran out of the communications room.
“I need to figure out what I’m going to tell everyone…”
Kosuke will be returning with the dragon in an hour or so, so we need to secure a landing spot and gather crops to feed the dragon. I have to notify the inhabitants to control the chaos and avoid interceptions.
“I wonder if they’ll think I’ve lost my mind…?”
I let out a heavy sigh, unsure of what to say. Let’s just say, “It’s what Kosuke would do,” and push on. I’m sure everyone knows that Kosuke has no common sense.
“I can see it.”
We rode on Grande’s back for about an hour, enjoying the aerial view.
Grande, who had been facing the ground, announced our arrival. Hmm, as expected of a dragon. It only took us an hour to get there, instead of several days on foot.
“As expected of a dragon’s wings. So fast.”
“Fufufu, that’s right, that’s right. You can praise me even more. I’m a girl who thrives on praise.”
Grande clears her throat in a good mood. It’s uncomfortable to hear a beautiful girl’s voice overlapping with that sound. I wonder if there will come a time when I will get used to this uncomfortable feeling?
Eh? Isn’t it possible for dragons? No matter how beautiful the female voice is, a real dragon is a bit… As expected, I’m not that enlightened.
“What are you saying?”
For some reason, Melty hugged my body tightly and whispered in my ear. Yeah, it’s thrilling to be whispered in the ear, but the hug is too strong and painful. Or rather, it hurts a little.
“She said she could already see it. And when I praised her for being fast, she told me to praise her more because she is a girl who thrives on praise.”
“A dragon who thrives on a praise …… will it also grow in the neck?”
“I don’t think she means that physically.”
“I know that. It’s just hard to accept the reality.”
Melty has a distant look in her eyes. It’s rare to see Melty, who is always unfazed or at her own pace, make a face like this. I guess flying on the back of a dragon was such an exciting experience for her. Yeah. I’m sure it was.
I have a suspicion that she’s actually afraid of heights, but I must be imagining things.
“There should be a landing spot made for us. Do you see anything like that?”
“There’s a bonfire burning outside the city, in a clearing on the west side, even though it’s daytime. Could that be it?”
“Then go down there. They won’t attack us.”
“Are you sure about that? I’ll cry if they throw magic or spears at me.”
“No, it’s okay. Trust me.”
Grande turns and begins to lose altitude while grumbling. Oh, this visceral feeling, like falling! I don’t want to say what it is, but it’s a rush!
“Ouch, ouch, ouch.”
Melty hugged me tightly around my body. Is she scared? She’s scared, isn’t she? But if she doesn’t loosen up a bit, my ribs are in trouble. Could you go easy on me? Give up; I’m giving up!
Grande completed the landing while I was desperately tapping on Melty’s arm that was tightening around my body. There were no jolts or shocks, and it seemed to be a very graceful landing.
“We’re down. But we’re surrounded by a lot of people. They’re holding weapons. I’m so scared. Help me.”
“Don’t worry; I’ll get them to drop the weapons now. Just be patient.”
Grande’s manner of speaking is arrogant, but she’s very timid. People… Is she having some kind of trauma with the human race?
I managed to appease Melty, who was hugging me with her eyes tightly shut, and pulled her off, untied the ropes that held our bodies in place, and got off of Grande’s back.
We landed on the ground together, and Melty’s face was a little red. I think she was embarrassed now that she was hugging me so desperately.
“‘Don’t worry about me. Here, say a few words to everyone.”
I guess she realized that I was looking at her blushing face, but Melty hid her face with one hand while pushing me with the other. Fufufu, now I have something to tease her about. If I tease her too much, she might physically crush me, so I’ll have to be careful with her.
When I stepped out of Grande’s shade and raised my hand, the soldiers of the Liberation Army that surrounded us thundered loudly. Grande shuddered at the noise. How scary is that?
“Hey guys, I’m back! This dragon’s name is Grande! She’s pretty scared, so please keep your weapons down. She’s also my friend!”
Hearing my words, the soldiers of the Liberation Army hesitantly put away their weapons. When Grande saw this, she let out a big sigh. It stinks.
There was a single figure that broke through the enclosure of the Liberation Army soldiers and rushed towards me. There is no way to mistake it. It’s Sylphy.
I hugged and embraced her as she ran up to me. She hugged me back as well, to the point of pain. No, not so much that it hurts. It hurts. It’s creaking. Stop, stop, I’m going to break. You’re squeezing me!
“G-guooo, I’m also… A-ah, it hurts…”
It is also a man’s worthiness to accept this! It’s a man’s worth… No, it’s not. My vision is turning white. I tapped on Sylphy’s back, but she didn’t seem to notice my tapping and was crying aloud. She’s still hugging me tightly.
I let out a sound like a strangled chicken or something and lost consciousness.
I thought I heard Sylphy’s voice in the distance saying, “Kosukeeeee!” But I think it’s impossible. I don’t have the divine skill “Clenching” in my skill column, Sylphy.