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Chapter 139 – The Dragon Girl Is Not Good At Holding Back
After all the fun with the dragons, we made our way out of the dragon’s den and back into the sunny day. With full bellies and drinks, the dragons were satisfied and went to sleep.
“Maybe they’ll stay in bed for a few days.”
“Aren’t they sleeping too much?”
“Dragons are like that. They don’t have to work as hard as humans. They basically just eat and sleep. There aren’t many idiots who would go out of their way to invade dragon territory.”
“That’s true… but if those many dragons were to gather and attack someone, there would be nothing they could do.”
“That’s probably it. But Kosuke might be able to handle it.”
“No, there’s nothing I can do if all those dragons attack me at once. Grand Dragons can dive into the ground, you know.”
In other words, even if I escaped underground, they would probably dig into the ground and chase me. I’m not one to fight head-on, so I don’t want to be in a situation where I have to get into a fight with a dragon.
“Do you think you can do it if you just want to wipe them out?”
“I will not do such a horrible thing. They’re Grande’s family, after all.”
“Is that so?”
“Yes, they’re basically peace-loving creatures.”
Oh, do you have a problem with that, Grande-chan? She’s the one who said such things.
When I ruffled her dull blonde hair, Grande shivered as she shut her eyes. Apparently, she was confused by the new feeling of her hair and scalp.
“Grande needs to get used to her new body as soon as possible.”
“U-umu. I can’t shake the feeling of discomfort all over my body.”
“Why don’t you try some exercise? I’ll go with you.”
“Yeah, I think it’s a good idea to actually jump and bounce around to see how your new body feels.”
“Hmm, yes. I’ll give it a try.”
So, the three of us decided to do some light exercise. We started with a light run.
“No problem. It’s just so strange to be running on two legs.”
“You’ve always walked with four legs, after all.”
“Isn’t it rather amazing that you can run on two legs when you’ve been walking on four?”
Next, we decided to try running as fast as we could.
“That was a crazy leap.”
With the first step, Grande crushed the ground under her feet and flew tens of meters away.
“It blows up when I give it my all…”
“You’ve lost volume and weight in your dragon-human form, but perhaps not so much in muscle strength, right?”
“Hmm… Kosuke, try setting up some brick blocks.”
I did as Sylphy asked and set up the brick blocks. The durability of the brick blocks is quite high because they are made of bricks and cemented in between.
“It was a tough time for me…”
“Grande, try to hit this brick wall. With all your might.”
“Hmm? Alright. Teii.”
Grande’s fist shattered the one-meter brick block with a single blow. It’s not like there was a hole in it, but it shattered and blew away without a trace. It was probably because the durability of the brick had been reduced to zero.
“This is amazing…”
“Hmm… Kosuke, add another one.”
“Grande, try hitting the brick wall again. Give it your all. But this time, no magic.”
“No magic enhancement? Umm, let’s give it a try.”
After a short pause, Grande held up her fist and unleashed it again. Then Grande’s fist was buried in a brick block with a bang.
“Noaaaa!? I-it hurts!”
Grande was surprised and teary-eyed as she pulled out her fist and began to rub her right hand with her left. It’s not like she’s bleeding or anything, but it’s pitiful that she’s in pain, so I give her a life potion.
“Hmm… I see. Perhaps, Grande’s body itself has become more suitable for her size after she became a dragon-human, but her magic power remains the same, or perhaps it has become stronger.
“Um, what do you mean?”
“In other words, even though your body is now the size and weight of a human being, your magic output and magic power are the same as a dragon’s, or even higher. So, if you think you have the body of a dragon and you strengthen your magic power, you will be able to exert a tremendous amount of power because your body is smaller. No, your human body will probably not be able to withstand that kind of output, and the body’s sturdiness itself is that of a dragon…?”
Sylphy closed her eyes and pondered. Hmm, in other words, it’s like a jumbo jet transformed into a small Cessna, but the engine power remains the same as the jumbo jet, so the engine power goes up to full blast?
Normally, the plane would fall apart because it couldn’t withstand the power output, but since it doesn’t, does that mean that even though it’s smaller, the overall durability is still the same as a jumbo jet? I don’t know what’s going on here.
“In other words, the problem is that the output of the magic power is too high, and if she immediately exerts all her strength, a catastrophe will occur?”
“Yes, that’s what I mean. The fact that she could strengthen her body with magic power on an unconscious level is just like a dragon, but this makes it dangerous for her to blend in with people and go about her daily life.”
“I-is it dangerous…?”
“Yes, it is dangerous. For example, let’s say that Grande is sleepwalking and swings your tail around. If your body is unconsciously strengthening itself while you are asleep, anyone on the other end of the swing could become ground meat.”
“It could be even more dangerous for Kosuke. If Grande gets emotional and hugs him with all your might while you’re doing that thing…”
It’s too scary to think that every bone in my body will break, or worse, I’ll just crumple up… The tail may also be dangerous. I’m not going to tell you exactly, though.
When Grande heard what Sylphy said, her face turned red, blue, and teary-eyed; it’s like she was making a hundred faces. There are indeed a lot of problems with the way things are now.
“E-even though I got the precious magic sparkling stone from Kosuke and got a human-like body…”
Grande’s tears dripped down her face. Oh, don’t cry, don’t cry.
“Sylphy, do you have any good ideas?”
“Well, yes… one is to practice so that you can consciously control the body enhancement using magic power instead of doing it unconsciously.”
“I see. That’s what the Grand Dragon Elder said about depending on the training. Are there any other methods?”
“Yes, using a slave collar.”
Are you saying we have to put a slave collar on Grande? Oh, wait, what? I remember hearing something about a slave collar and the magical power inside the body.
“The slave collar is a magical tool that uses the wearer’s magic power to form a magic circuit and restrict the wearer’s actions. If you use that mechanism, you might be able to create a tool that restricts Grande’s physical enhancement.”
“I see. So it’s a limiter specifically for Grande. If you just want to prevent excessive body enhancement, you don’t need to add a function that makes it impossible for the user to remove the collar by themselves or a function that makes it necessary for the user to listen to the commands of the person wearing the collar. It’s dangerous if you can’t take it off by yourself in case of an emergency.”
Sylphy nodded at my words.
“You are right, of course. There are craftsmen in the Elven village who are well versed in making magic tools, and I think it can be managed.”
“I see. Grande, it looks like we can do something about it.”
“…Yeah. Thank you, Sylphy.”
“Fufu, you’re a bit of a crybaby, aren’t you, Grande?”
Sylphy laughed while wiping Grande’s face with a handkerchief she took out of nowhere. Yeah, yeah, it’s good that you two are getting along so well. I’ll pat Grande on the head when the time is right.
“If the Elven craftsman can’t make it, I’ll use my abilities to make something that looks like it. Don’t worry; I’ll figure it out.”
Grande is in a good mood and smiles with red eyes. Yes, it’s cute. I just thought about it.
“Shouldn’t you put some clothes on Grande now?”
“…Now that you mention it, yes.”
“Clothes… Come to think of it, that’s what the people wear, isn’t it?”
She didn’t care at all and was so unconcerned about it that Sylphy and I couldn’t help but ignore it.
“But it’s not easy to put clothes on her… Normal clothes can’t get through her legs and hands.”
She has huge claws and dragon-like feet on her arms and legs, so it’s unlikely she’ll be able to wear any kind of shirt or pants. There are also wings on the back.
“It should work for now…”
There was a bikini armor that I had made for a fashion show with Sylphy, Isla, Melty, and other subhuman women, so I decided to have her wear it. No, really, this is the only clothing I have on hand that Grande could wear.
If I go back to Erichburg or some other rear base, I might be able to get a wingman’s jacket or something, but I just don’t have it on me. No, should I use the spinning wheel and workbench to create an item of clothing for Grande to wear? Well, for now, let’s just have her wear the bikini armor.
“I made it for a material frame, and it’s been sitting in my inventory.”
“Hmm…. looks nice and light. How do I wear it?”
After receiving the bikini armor from me, Sylphi put it on Grande. By the way, the color of the bikini armor is red. When it comes to bikini armor, this is the color to use.
“It’s still an armor without a shred of rationality. But it looks good.”
“It hides very little of the important parts.”
“I don’t mind it.”
I don’t know if it’s because she hasn’t worn any other clothes yet, but maybe Grande has a sensitivity that makes her feel like wearing clothes is a chore. Well, she’s been living as a dragon and has been completely naked for all of her life, so it’s only natural that she finds clothes annoying.
“You should try on some normal clothes, too. You would look so cute. Sylphy should wear more different kinds of clothes too, I think.”
Sylphy often wears a black leather combat uniform. I’d like to see her in more cute outfits. How about a sweater made of knit fabric? I’ll even make her some glasses if she wants.
“Hmm, well,… if Kosuke says so, I guess it’s a good idea to try on some different outfits, yeah.”
“Haha, that sounds painful. I’ll try to pay more attention to fashion in the future.”
“Do it. I’ll make as many clothes as you want. No, it would be better to buy some things to stimulate the economy.”
If I make all the clothes, the clothing store will cry. It would be healthier to buy things from the market unless you can’t find them or they don’t exist.
“Alright, let’s go back to the Elven village.”
“Well… how do we get back?”
“Eh? That would be on Grande’s back…”
I looked at Grande, who was wearing bikini armor. Grande looked at me and gave me an awkward look.
“Um, can you go back to your original form…?”
“I still don’t know how to change back….”
“Can you fly straight as it is…?”
“I can, but… I don’t know if it is safe to fly like this…”
I asked Grande to try her best for a while, but she couldn’t return to her original form, so I decided to let her practice flying for now. As long as she can fly safely, I can take care of the rest.
“I have a better idea.”
“I’m kind of worried…?”
Sylphy says something terrible. It’s all right, it’s all right, just leave it to me, and everything will be all right. Trust me!