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Published at 18th of March 2018 09:27:28 PM

Chapter 16

School started back up, thus my work progress has slowed a bit . Thanks to all of my patreon supporters . Give me a week or two to get used to the new schedule and I should be able to get back on top of things . Plus this chapter was really long (relatively speaking) . I hope he doesn’t make a habit of these 1000+ word chapters .


Now it’s man time .

Ha? What did I say? I won't give you any thanks for pointing it out .

I grew tired of doing side jobs, so I took a coffee (pseudo) break while watching the house .

There is not much work left to do and I don't have any overbearing boss to deal with . I'll just do what I want when I want to . Hooray to a slow life!

It's the spring season and there is a mild breeze . It'd be enough to put me to sleep if I laid down .

And just as I was about to lose consciousness, Sapuru spoke up .

"Brother, it's a migrating dragon!"

Brother? As I look up with my eyes half-closed, I could see seven dragons in a V-shape coming in our direction .

Because I grew up in nature, or perhaps because of my body, my eyesight was as good as the Masai .

"… Oh yeah, I guess it's about that time…"

These dragons migrate here during the spring from the southern continent . Though they look carnivorous, their staple food consists of an aquatic weed and foliage making them a herbivorous dragon and they don't do well in the heat .

About 200 kilometers north of here is a gigantic lake (which is about 30 degrees even when at its hottest) that they stay at until they return to the southern continent in the autumn .


The formation of migratory dragons gradually approached here .

As they came close to passing us, only one broke from formation and headed towards us .

Tota was still surprised with his mouth open, but because Sapuru had been watching this spectacle since she was four, she wore a face more like the joy when an old friend came to visit .

While expanding its wings to catch the wind, it landed skillfully .

"Kurururururu . "

A dragon the size of an average fight jet hummed in a cute voice .

"Long time no see, Rukuku . "

I didn't name it . It was named by his other owner .

Since they are smarter than a dolphin, he understands what I am saying, so while wondering about how long it's last been he shook his head up and down .

"Yes, I'm good, is Lars doing fine, too?"

Rukuku turned towards its back upon hearing that question .

There was a huge leather satchel that could probably fit two people on his back .


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"I guess so… even if the months go by . "

I took down the leather satchel .

"You must be strong if you can lug this heavy thing around? Are you sure you're alright?"

Just because I can carry 5 tons doesn't mean I don't feel the weight of it all . I can feel and tell if I'm carrying an egg or a rock, after all .

"Kuru! Kuru!"

It seems to be fine . Okay, then when I leave I'll give you the same amount .

"Thank you . I'm happy . "

It opened its mouth playfully, even though that mouth was big enough to swallow an adult whole .

"Hey now, how long are you going to play around and make your friend wait for you? When you have a break sometime, come back and play . "

Kuru…Kuru… it sings out a lonely tune before flying back towards its flock . If it doesn't follow the flock, it would eventually be rejected . It's sad, but it has to return to the flock .

I pushed a barrier out from my body towards the sky to deliver a final call .

"See you later, Rukuku!"


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It responded back by somersaulting twice in the air as it regrouped with its flock heading towards the lake .

Waiting until I could no longer see it, a sigh leaked out as I turned towards the leather satchel .

Interested in the leather satchel more than Rukuku, the two younger ones began looking in the satchel .

"You guys sure are greedy . "

Designed to travel such a long distance on the back of the Migrating Dragons, you can't just open it . However, these two easily can, even though most adults would have a hard time removing the fastener .

"He really brought a lot of stuff this time . "

I gave them a wry smile as the things kept coming out .

Lars is the prince of the southern continent . He is also my pen-pal .

Why is a Prince a pen-pal of mine, you might ask? It's your typical letter in a bottle thrown into the sea that was fetched by the dragon and given to the prince kind of story . How am I that lucky? Probably because I barely understood the alphabet and found that drawing on a wooden board allowed me to depict scenes easier, or maybe it's because I often sent monster figurines attached to Rukuku (with barrier magic, of course) as a way to show friendship .

With that, we annually exchange letters (they're a large country that uses the same language) . Well, souvenirs dominate overwhelmingly .

"Oh, there are a lot of spices!"

"Is this a yellow fruit?"


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I'm surprised at what comes out of the tropical country and tilt my neck .

Picking up the wooden box containing the letter reminded me when the end of the year gift was delivered to our house . I opened the contents of the letter .

With the spread of paper (not too shabby of quality too), the interior of the wooden box overflowed with letters . Well, since it is annual, I shouldn't be so nitpicky . This time there is a cloth-like object tucked inside .

Unfastening the cloth, black-rimmed glasses came out .

"… There are glasses in this world…"

I put the glasses on while shocked with surprise . I guess I don't need to worry so much .

There is no special change . Looking nearby, the letters caught the attention of my eyes as I am now able to read all the letters smoothly .

Ah, it didn't take Einstein to figure it out, but I don't want to get angry here . The letters were written in the southern continent alphabet, yet I can somehow read them now .

I don't know the formal name, but apparently, these glasses are capable of some kind of automatic translation .

I can imagine a certain sea soldier receiving an auto-translating necklace .

"Super convenient magic . "

My current motto of this world is, "Don't think, feel . "

I mean, come on, If I think about every little detail of this world, I'd be defeated so many times already .

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