113. The Battle Maiden is Raising a Black Dragon (3)
“Truthfully, leaving him to grow in that nest is dangerous, considering his inability to fly. After all, the nest was made on the assumption of being able to fly.”
If the eggs were able to hatch and fly immediately, such was the case.
Rea’s gaze became distant.
“If he were to slip into the creek, bash his head, and get washed away, his liver would get chilled…! The Dragon King, dying after falling into a creek…! The shame would last for generations…! Do you understand what I’m getting at…!?”
“Well, that’s… yes, I do… Well then, did you come to perhaps leave Rho to us?”
Rea looked uneasy, but still nodded.
“Yes, I’d like you to care for him until he can fly. This is probably something only the Dragon Princess can do.”
“Don’t say that, Rho. It’s hard for me, too. However, I can’t spoil you too much. Besides, the outside world is fun!”
I see. Jill nodded.
“You’ve been cooped up protecting eggs for about 20 years, haven’t you, Rea?”
“That’s right! Stretching my wings after so long is so refreshing! I’m embarrassed to have become 300 years old!”
“That’s not something to be ashamed of! It’s a good thing! Besides, I haven’t had anything to do recently…”
The ‘job’ she had been aiming for conveniently fell from the sky! Jill approved of it very much.
“Alright! I’ll take care of Rho until he can fly, so Rea should enjoy her vacation!”
“That’s good to hear! You’ve been a great help, Dragon Princess! If you need anything, just call! The moment Rho is able to fly, I’ll come fetch him!”
“Farewell, my husband! Your wife is off being busy!”
Rea, having spread her large wings, soared rose into the sky in the blink of an eye. She made a beautiful arc as she flew over the clouds.
Behind Jill, who waved her hands to show Rea off, Rave muttered.
“This is the first time I’ve ever seen a golden-eyed, black, dragon being entrusted to someone else’s care…”
“I, isn’t she terrible…? Even though this is my heart…”
“There’s no time to be depressed. First, you need special training to teach you how to fly! Ready or not, here I come!”
Hadith hugged Rho and withdrew the moment Jill turned around. Was he really going to protect his heart?
“J, Jill, first and foremost, do you even know how to train a dragon to fly…?”
Rho also muttered in a low voice while still clinging to Hadith.
“Nope, should I be asking Rave?”
“Ah, I’m tired today, so just ask Hadith. Good night~”
“Rave, running away just because it’s troublesome is a cowardly thing to do! Rave! No, y, you see, since Rave is gone, how about leaving him to older sister, Elynsia, Jill? …Wait, would it be safer if it’s with older brother, Listeard, instead…?”
He’s mentioning his siblings again?
It was good for them to get along well, but for some reason, Jill felt sick.
“No, I’ll take care of this child!”
“But, that, oh! What should I prepare for today’s meal!? Could I ask you to help with the shopping?!”
“I won’t be deceived! Rea left this child to me! I’ll take care of him!”
Hadith and Rho were terrified.
Before she realized it, she had said it—
“—I won’t do anything dangerous. First off, how about we throw him? He might learn how to fly in a flash.”
“That’s already dangerous enough! Don’t just throw my heart away!”
“He has to build muscle! Muscle is important!”
“What does that mean!? Are you saying that simply because muscle makes meat tastier!? Hey, you, escape right now—”
Before they noticed it, Rho had closed his eyes and fallen over.
“My~” Camila put her hand to her cheek. “I wondered if he fainted just by imagining the flight training~…”
So, Rho wasn’t able to endure it.
Hadith was both quiet and trembling. He was probably in a dilemma—whether to throw Rho away and act as if they weren’t related, or to cherish him.
“As long as he tries, he should be able to do it, just like His Majesty! I’ll do my best to raise him!”
“For some reason, why am I unable to stomach that? Me, being raised by you…”
Within Hadith’s weak hug, Rho was tightly furrowing his eyebrows—he was very cute.
“Your Majesty, I’ll take care of you. Is that alright with you?”
When she stretched out her arms, Hadith frowned a little. But in the end, he still entrusted her with Rho. Happy, Jill embraced Rho tightly.
Because he was Hadith’s heart. The fact that she was entrusted with Rho, wasn’t that proof of his trust?
“I’ll definitely make him fly!”
“Stop it, Jill… I have a bad feeling…”
Rho’s eyelids were twitching, as if to affirm Hadith’s uncouth remark.
***T/N: Jill’s gluttony is causing Hadith some PTSD, I see…
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