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 24
Translator: Jasper Kadowaki | Editor: NovelMultiverse
The next day, in the afternoon, I was in the living room, talking to a visitor.
The man was in his late thirties, and he seemed to be a servant, dressed in very expensive clothes.
I wondered what kind of household would have such an extravagantly dressed butler.
“It’s a pleasure to meet you. My name is Sebastian Bernal,” he said.
“I’m Cyril Larose,” I said.
“It’s an honor to be in your presence, Mr. Larose,” said the butler.
“…Okay,” I said, nodding slightly.
Sebastian was being extremely polite to me.
I wasn’t used to this kind of treatment, so my half-hearted response was all that I could manage.
Sebastian took an envelope out of his breast pocket, and handed it over to me, courteously.
“This is a mission referral forwarded to you by Princess Moriniere,” said the butler.
“Moriniere,” I said, taking the envelope in his outstretched hand.
My name and address were written on it, in a familiar-looking handwriting.
Oh… It was Princess Katrina.
I had taken a job from Princess Katrina almost immediately after the time I had been kicked out of Lindworm and decided to go solo.
Apparently, she had referred me for a mission.
But wait, she was sending someone else’s request to me?
I was surprised.
I had never imagined someone would ever be referred to me for completing a job.
I glanced at Sebastian, then opened the envelope and pulled out its contents.
The letter itself was also in Princess Katrina’s handwriting, and it was a referral letter for a businessman who worked for her father.
I put the letter back in the envelope and looked back at Sebastian.
“It is indeed from Katrina. So, what do you want from me?” I asked.
“We don’t want to trouble you, but we wanted to ask you to get us some dacite stone,” said Sebastian.
“Dacite stone,” I mumbled.
I had never heard of it.
“Yes. We want 100 of them, each 1 cocotte in size,” said Sebastian.
“I see,” I said.
“Do you think it’s possible?” he asked.
“Hmm,” I said, thinking for a second.
First of all, I had to find out what this dacite stone even was.
“Kuhahahaha. It’s an interesting sounding job. You should take the offer.”
“Chris,” I said.
“Aah!” yelped Sebastian.
Outside the window was Chris’s massive face.
I was mostly used to Chris’s tendency to pop up, unannounced, but Sebastian jumped in place when he saw Chris for the first time.
“I-I’m sorry. This must be your dragon, Mr. Larose,” said Sebastian.
“Yeah,” I said.
Did Chris just tell me I should accept this job offer, though?
“Yes,” said Chris.
Stop reading my thoughts, I thought.
I turned to face Sebastian, again.
“All right, I’ll take the job,” I said.
“Wow! Thank you very much!” said Sebastian.
Below the brilliant sun, we walked down a well-maintained road in the suburbs.
Chris, Colette, and I headed towards our destination.
We didn’t know exactly where we were going, though.
We had a good idea… Well, we were basically just following Chris.
“Why are you even here?” asked Colette.
“I had nothing else to do,” said Chris.
“If you have nothing to do, you should have stayed home. Louise can teach you a thing or two about napping,” said Colette.
“Kuhahahaha. I have no use for napping!” said Chris.
As we walked, Chris and Colette continued their usual banter.
I was getting used to them acting like they hated each other, while actually getting along quite well.
“Do you have some sort of problem with me coming along, then? Perhaps it is because you’d like to be alone with my true friend, here,” said Chris.
“Bah!” spat Colette, momentarily tongue-tied. She glanced over at me, then turned back to Chris and exploded, saying, “You idiot! What kind of a stupid thing to say is that?! This has nothing to do with that!”
“Well, then, there shouldn’t be a problem,” said Chris.
Chris roared with laughter, and Colette gritted her teeth in silent fury.
“Hey, tell me more about the dacite stone,” I said.
“Ah, yes. The dacite stone is… Well, it is a stone,” said Chris.
“I know that much,” I said.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
“It is a precious stone – a type of jewel. In most circumstances, it does not look special. It is not usually a stone that humans yearn for,” said Chris.
“…When does it look special, then?” I asked.
“Kuhahahaha. You ask a sharp question. I expect no less of you, my true friend,” said Chris.
“Ah, well…” I said.
It seemed like a natural question after the way Chris put it.
“Hmm, yes. The dacite stone shows its true nature under the moonlight,” said Chris.
“Yes, when it is bathed in moonlight, it glows brilliantly. Because of this quality, it has been called, “the Dragon’s Night Pearl.”
I cocked my head to the side in puzzlement.
For some reason, Chris was laughing as if he knew something else.
When we reached the top of the mountain, I was nearly speechless.
“What is this place,” I mumbled, looking around.
It was a windy, barren mountaintop. All around us, the ground was strewn with rocks and boulders.
At the central peak, there was a massive crater, and black smoke was billowing out of it.
We were at the summit of a volcano.
“It is a volcano,” said Chris.
“I can see that,” I said.
“I believe its name is Tonybin,” said Chris.
“Really? Good to know,” I said.
We all just stood in silence for a moment.
“Hey, we’re here for a reason…” I said.
“The dacite stone is in there,” said Chris.
“…What?” I said.
I momentarily deflated as I looked over at the caldera.
There was black smoke pouring out of it, and bright red lava was visibly leaking out of it, too.
“In there?” I asked.
“Hmm, yes. Look, can’t you see where it’s translucent, here and there?” asked Chris.
“Um… Ah, that,” I said.
When I looked closely, I saw translucent pockets here and there, just as Chris had said.
It was hard to tell, but once I was looking for it, I could tell it apart from its surroundings.
“So that’s the dacite stone,” I said.
“Correct,” said Chris.
“What the heck are we supposed to do with that? We can’t get to it if it’s in there,” said Colette, demanding an explanation from Chris.
“You usually couldn’t get to it,” said Chris.
“Usually?” I asked.
“My true friend and I should have no problems,” said Chris.
“What?” I asked.
“Have you forgotten, my true friend?” asked Chris.
“….Ah!” I said, in realization.
Now that Chris and I had formed a covenant, I had a special power.
Flames had absolutely no effect on me. That was the power that the Phoenix-type dragon had granted me.
“I wonder if that power works with lava, too,” I said.
“Hmm, yes. You could go in, naked. That way, it might feel like a bath to you,” said Chris.
“I think I’ll pass on that,” I said, smirking a little and politely turning down the suggestion.
Even if I would be safe from harm, I didn’t really feel like having bath-time in some lava.
“All right, I’ll go get it,” I said.
“Wait, are you sure?” asked Colette.
“Chris wouldn’t deceive me on something like this,” I said.
“…Hmph,” said Colette, backing down, quickly. She didn’t seem satisfied with my response, but she didn’t object, either.
I started walking, and then I jumped into the caldera and stood on the lava.
It was a bit slippery and felt strange.
“It really isn’t hot,” I said.
“Kuhahahaha. I expect no less from you, my true friend,” said Chris, complimenting me.
I guessed Chris was telling the truth. Then again, knowing Chris, I had no reason to doubt the dragon.
Well, whatever, I thought, and I started walking on the lava.
I got closer to the translucent dacite stone that I kept my eyes on, and then picked one up.
Up until now, it had been embedded in lava, so it took some effort as if pulling something out of the mud. It came out easier than I expected, though.
“So, a hundred of these,” I muttered.
As I looked around the caldera, I thought that getting 100 stones wouldn’t be so difficult. They were everywhere.
“We get 20,000 reals just for this, huh. They came to us with this job. This kind of an easy profit didn’t even seem possible up until now,” I said.
“That’s how it is,” said Chris, in a voice that seemed more serious than usual.
“Huh?” I asked.
“That is how the world of humans is. If one has power or fame, even if you put in the same amount as work as a nobody, you earn much more,” said Chris.
“I see,” I said, nodding and understanding.
It was something to be grateful for, I thought.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]