I’m a humiliated, incompetent person, but I alone can talk to dragons, so I can choose all the SSS skills and loophole items I want to. I’m going to become famous and respected, so, to the people who humiliated me – Go die in a ditch - Chapter 19
- All Mangas
- I’m a humiliated, incompetent person, but I alone can talk to dragons, so I can choose all the SSS skills and loophole items I want to. I’m going to become famous and respected, so, to the people who humiliated me – Go die in a ditch
- Chapter 19 - The Just Judgments of a God and the Princess
Translator: Jasper Kadowaki | Editor: NovelMultiverse
“Well, then… Hmm. Child of mankind, what is your name?” the Child of God asked me.
I answered honestly, saying, “Cyril. I’m Cyril Larose.”
“What’s your name?”
“You ask of my name?”
“Yeah,” I said, with a slight nod.
Names were very important to me, and I noticed a big difference in the tone of a conversation when both parties knew each other’s names.
“I have nothing of that sort,” said the dragon.
“You don’t, huh?”
“Gwahahahaha. There is but one of my kind. When one utters, ‘The Phoenix, the Child of God,’ it can only be but I. That is why I have no need for a specific name.”
“You’re right about that… Can I give you one, then?”
“Give? A name, you mean?”
“That’s what I’m saying.”
The dragon fell silent, and for a while, stared at me intently.
The dragon stared at me in silence for so long that I started to feel uncomfortable and wondered what was wrong.
Finally, the Child of God looked up at the sky and began to laugh.
“Guhahaha, Kuhaaa! Hahahahaha!” The dragon laughed heartily. It must have just been laughing as usual for the dragon, but the entire temple – No, the entire mountain was rumbling.
A thunderous roar could be heard rumbling far away.
“Ah!” yelped the Princess.
“W-what was the sound?” I asked.
“Oh, my apologies. I have raised my voice too loud, and caused a landslide,” said the dragon.
“Because you raised your voice,” I repeated, in shock. The dragon could cause a landslide just like that? I thought.
“C-Cyril-sama?” asked the Princess.
“It’s all right, nothing to worry about. This guy’s stupidly loud voice caused a landslide, apparently,” I said.
“O-Oh, really? That really is the Child of God…” said the Princess. She was somewhere between dumbfounded amazement and accepting my explanation as natural.
“Your Highness! …Wait, what?” a guard exclaimed.
“It’s unsafe here! …Huh?” said another.
The two looked at the Child of God and froze.
“Hey, do not leave me waiting. You said you would give me a name,” said the dragon.
“Oh, yeah. Sorry, sorry,” I said, turning around and patting the Child of God.
I wasn’t sure why, but… I knew he was the Child of God, but I felt relaxed around this guy.
I guess it was, as usual, because I could talk to the dragon.
Since I could communicate with the dragon, I could tell that he actually had a pretty pleasant personality, and I didn’t feel any fear or a need to obey the dragon respectfully.
“So… A name, huh,” I said, thinking and rubbing my chin.
“Before that… Are you a guy? Or a girl?” I asked.
“Gender? I have nothing of that sort,” said the dragon.
“You don’t?” I asked.
“Hmm, yes. I am the only one of my kind, and I lead a deathless existence. Unlike the masses, I have no need for reproduction. That is why I have no gender.”
“Ah, okay,” I said, and went back to thinking with that in mind.
“How about Chris?” I asked.
“Kuhaaahahaha! So it shall be, then! I shall take the name Chris from this day forth!”
“Hey, you really don’t have to laugh that much every chance you get. You’ll cause another landslide,” I said, patting the Child of God, now named Chris.
“Ah, yes. How rude of me.”
Chris seemed quite understanding and quickly accepted my advice.
“Um… Cyril-sama?” asked the Princess.
“Hm?” I asked, turning around.
The Princess was looking over at me, surprised and afraid.
“What were you just talking about…” she asked.
“Oh, I gave this dragon a name,” I said.
“Yeah,” I said, nodding, “Things get a little inconvenient without names.”
“Y-you named…” said the Princess, astonished.
Ah, this is bad. She worshipped Chris as the “Child of God,” I thought.
She might snap and shout, “Blasphemy!” at me for deciding to name this dragon without consulting anyone beforehand. Worrying thoughts like this started to fill my mind.
“Kuhahahaha! Worry not. I have accepted your actions. I will not allow any complaints against you, child of mankind,” said Chris, with another tremendous bout of laughter.
“Ah, really? Well, that’s good,” I said.
I stopped worrying.
It was true that no matter how much the people around us protested, there wasn’t really an issue if Chris was okay with it.
“Now… Cyril. Do you have any openings left?” asked Chris.
“That is correct. This is a good opportunity for us to create a bond through the creation of a covenant.”
What… is Chris even talking about? I wondered.
“Hm? You know nothing of covenants?”
“No, I don’t. What are you talking about?”
“Are you not a dragon knight?”
“Well, I am, but…” I tilted my head to the side and decided to ask the Princess about it.
“Princess, could you tell me what you know about covenants between humans and dragons?” I asked. [Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
“What? N-no. I’m not well informed on that subject…” she said.
“All right. Louise, Colette, Emma – What about you guys?” I asked.
“Nope,” said Louise.
“Never heard of it,” said Colette.
“This is the first time I have heard of such a thing, as well,” said Emma.
The Princess and all three dragons said that this was the first time they’d heard of something like this.
“Alas, in a mere few hundred years, it appears the knowledge of my covenant has faded into the wind,” said Chris, with an expression that was, for the first time, not accompanied by uproarious laughter.
Chris appeared and sounded slightly exasperated.
“What is it like, this covenant?” I asked.
“I shall show you, rather than tell you. Give me a droplet of your blood,” said Chris.
“Okay, like this?” I said, making a shallow cut on my fingertip and squeezing out a drop of blood.
It dripped off of my finger and dropped downwards, but then it stopped in midair.
The drop of fresh blood wavered in the air strangely and silently, and then it rose up and floated over to Chris, stopping in front of the dragon’s eyes.
“What are you going to do with that?” I asked.
“It would be best to simply watch,” said Chris, and just as I did, the dragon made a small cut in its skin, and drew a droplet of blood.
The droplet floated up, just as mine had.
Chris’s blood and my blood came together and mixed into each other in midair.
Directly below this, some sort of magical formation appeared on the ground and expanded.
Our now mixed-blood got sucked into this formation, which burst into light. This light then got sucked into my body.
“What the…” I said. I looked at my hand, and then at my body.
After the light had been sucked into me, my entire body softly glowed.
“Kuhaaahahahaha! With this, a covenant has been formed between us,” said Chris.
“What happens when we form a covenant?” I asked.
“The human gains the ability to use one of the powers of the dragon it has formed a covenant with,” said Chris.
“A dragon power?” I asked.
“That is correct. In my case, I have the power to nullify all the effects of fire,” said Chris.
“Put fire to your body and see,” said Chris.
“…All right,” I said.
I was a little bit afraid to light myself on fire, but since it was Chris telling me to do it, I thought that I would be fine.
I walked over to the flames still burning in the middle of the temple.
“Cyril-sama?!” cried the Princess in surprise. I looked back at her and smiled.
“It’s all right,” I said, and stepped into the fire.
“It’s not hot,” I said. I could feel the difference as soon as I went into the blaze.
Usually, it would be unbearable to spend even a second in the flames. Even I could have pushed through it, I would still have been holding down pain.
I felt nothing like that, though.
The flames surrounded me and continued to burn, but I felt no heat or pain at all.
“The effects of the fire really have been nullified,” I said.
“Kuhahahaha! Well, I am the only one with this power. It’s what they call a unique skill,” said Chris.
“Ah, okay. Thank you, Chris,” I said.
“Good, good. It is my thanks for naming me,” said Chris.
Chris and I faced each other and laughed together as if we were old friends.
“It’s one thing after another… You really are an exceptional person…” said the Princess, in awe, as she stood just outside of my field of vision.
“…I have decided,” she said, apparently coming to some sort of conclusion.
“Cyril-sama!!!” she cried.
“Oh, I’m sorry, my lady,” I said, apologizing reflexively.
I had been so involved with what Chris was doing, and so shocked at how things were unfolding, that for a while now, I had been neglecting the Princess.
When she called out to me, I was reminded of this, and I realized how improper my actions had been.
“Cyril-sama, I have a favor to ask of you,” said the Princess.
“A favor?” I asked. I stopped myself from asking, Again?
This whole reviving Chris ordeal started out as a favor for the Princess, in the first place.
“Yes,” said the Princess.
“All right. If I can help you, I will,” I said.
“Please allow me to invest in your guild, Cyril-sama,” said the Princess.
“Invest… Do you mean you’ll be my patron?” I asked.
“Yes! Please,” she said.
The Princess had put forth a petition to invest in me.
It was quite common for nobles or merchants to become sponsors or patrons to guilds.
The people putting up their money would thereby gain fighting power to support them.
As for the guilds, the patrons’ social status would raise the status and reputation of the guild.
In that sense, there was no better patron than the Princess.
“Are you sure?” I asked.
“Please!” she repeated, continuing to petition me.
There was not a single reason I could think of to turn down her proposal.
I bowed to the Princess and said, “Thank you very much. I humbly ask you to be my patron, as well.”
“Ah! Yes!” she cried.
And so, my guild, “Dragons First” welcomed the Child of God into our ranks, and we got the Princess to be our patron on top of that.
This was a shocking and unprecedented accomplishment for a small guild of one person and four dragons.
“Dragons First” had suddenly become a massive target of interest. [Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]