33. The Dragon and the Fenrir became Good Friends
Douglas, the dragon, would live in the royal palace just like me for the time being.
After Nigel consulted the king, it seemed that a house for Douglas would also be prepared at a later date.
However, since it was also very sudden, it was decided he would remain in the royal palace.
Douglas’s respond to that was,
“I’m fine living anywhere. Speaking of luxury, it’s tiring to remain in human form, Maybe I should revert back to my original—hey, hey, Eliane. Don’t stare at me like that. I’m merely kidding. While I’m in this kingdom, I shall remain in the human form—so lower the frying pan in your hand.”
I was happy that he was convinced (?)
“I never thought that I’d end up living with a dragon…”
As I walked down the hallway leading to the courtyard, I sighed.
“I hope Douglas doesn’t do anything unnecessary…”
“Who would do anything unnecessary?”
Suddenly, a voice came from behind. I screamed, “Kya—!”
“Douglas! You surprised me!”
“I surprised you? Didn’t mean to do that. I just wanted to see Eliane’s reaction, so I erased my presence and approached you.”
Douglas laughed cheerfully.
He was so mischievous!
“Where are you going?”
“I’m on my way to feed my pet Fenrir.”
“Nanu, Fenrir? Fenrir may be a beast, but aren’t they divine creatures? Human made such things their servant?”
“Not servant, pet.”
“What’s the difference?”
Douglas shook his head.
“Would you like to come with me?”
“Oh, that sounds good. I heard that Fenrir are a noble race. He might get along with me.”
It was apparent that Douglas was in a good mood.
I was worried about leaving Douglas alone, so I decided to keep him close.
Before I knew it, I had become Douglas’ guardian.
We moved to the courtyard. I felt a dull pain in my head.
“Eliane, you’ve come. Where’s the piece of the golden tree?”
When Ralph-chan tried to approach me while waving his tail—
“—what is a dragon doing in a place like this?!”
Ralph halted and uttered to Douglas.
“Ralph-chan, you can recognize dragons immediately?”
“Obviously! Dragons possess sacred magical power which is incomparable to humans. Even if he tries to disguise himself, Ralph won’t be deceived!”
‘Gururu…’ Even though Ralph-chan attempted to intimidate him, Douglas only showed a generous smile.
“Hahaha, what a ferocious Fenrir. I like it—Thou shall be my playmate.”
“Who do you think you are!?”
Ralph stayed wary.
However… Douglas received the piece of the golden tree—sorry, katsuobushi from me.
“Here, Douglas, please get along with Ralph-chan.”
“Ralph-chan loves it. Present it to him as a proof of comradery.”
“I don’t think a Fenrir would appreciate such a terrible gift…”
Douglas stared at the katsuobushi confusedly.
“You’re wrong! Fenrir, a noble race, has penchant for the piece of the golden tree! Just leave it there and I will take it!”
Even though Ralph-chan was still hostile—I saw it.
Ralph-chan who saw the katsuobushi was already wagging his tail.
“Throw the katsuobushi into the distance?”
Douglas threw the katsuobushi with a light movement—
The katsuobushi soared high into the sky with such a noise.
As it was, the katsuobushi flew high and then disappeared.
Eventually, the katsuobushi slowly descended and was about to land before Ralph-chan.
However, Ralph-chan was a Fenrir.
Before the katsuobushi could land, Ralph-chan had already caught it in his mouth with a quick movement.
“Fufufu, for some reason, it’s exciting. Ralph will appoint you as my Katsuobushi-Fetcher.”
Full of joy, Ralph-chan chewed on the katsuobushi—
—it was surprisingly easy to win his heart.
“Douglas! You didn’t have to throw it that high!”
“Haha, forgive me, I don’t know how much power I’m supposed to use. At least, I tried to throw it lightly, right?”
Note that Douglas didn’t show any remorse.
After that, we were relaxing and basking in the sunlight with Ralph for a while…
“…Huh, is that Abby?”
She was in the corridor between the buildings.
Abby walked down the hall with many books.
The books were even swaying!
…I was worried.
“Douglas, I’ll head there.”
“Umu. See you, Fenrir.”
“Don’t forget to bring katsuobushi again.”
After waving to Ralph, we sprinted to Abby.
“Abby, what are you doing?”
“That voice… Lady Eliane?”
Due to the mountains of book, Abby was unable to see me.
“Yes, it’s me.”
“I’m sorry, I can’t talk now. I need to bring all these books to Nigel, I can’t afford to talk…”
As Abby spoke, I could feel her hardship.
“I’ll help you. Let me carry some of the books.”
“No, I can’t allow a guest to do that…”
That being said, as if I could overlook such a thing.
When I received some books from Abby and tried to carry them—
“—What, you should be able to do this kind of thing yourself, right?”
Douglas snatched Abby’s books.
Moreover—only with one hand! No, one finger! He balanced all of the books on top of his index finger!
Although they were swaying, the books didn’t collapse.
Along with power, his balance was also great.
“T, thank you very much.”
Abby thanked him, although she was still stunned by his display of power.
Well, that was only natural, wasn’t it?
I didn’t think Abby had yet been informed that Douglas was a dragon…
“Alright, let’s go. Nigel is the man I met yesterday, right? To give such a heavy task to a woman, what kind of man is he? He’ll be hearing my thoughts.”
Douglas walked as he was.
Although he was carrying those books, they didn’t appear heavy at all. As expected of a dragon. No matter how much his power had been suppressed, his strength was still incomparable to that of humans.
“D, Douglas, wait a minute! I will go with you, too! Abby, you come too!”
In the first place, Douglas wouldn’t know where Nigel was.
Besides, something was amiss.
But I agree with what Douglas said.
Let’s reprimand Nigel a little.
***T/N: T-the freeloaders want to reprimand the kingdom prince… #OnlyInLynchgiham
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