~ Chapter 14: I believe I can fly~! ~
When I opened my eyes in the morning, the first thing I saw were Seryanna’s sharp, dark-brown eyes. She had an accusing look as though I did something bad. I had no idea what though. But then again, she was still holding me in her arms and I her. It was pleasant, and I had nothing against her big chest pressing against me.
“Erm… Good morning?” I said with a forced smile.
The dragoness didn’t reply, she kept looking like that at me.
OK! What’s going on? I’m pretty sure SHE was the one who climbed into my bed, not the other way around! I defended myself in my mind.
“This is your room, right?” she asked me.
“Yes?” I replied.
“This is your bed, right?” she asked me again as if the two questions weren’t connected.
“Then what am I doing in your bed?” she asked me with a raised eyebrow.
How the hell am I supposed to know? I screamed in my mind, but I didn’t give her this reply, instead, I signed my own funeral by doing something foolish.
My left hand rubbed her back scales while my right hand gave her bottom a light squeeze. She blushed and unwillingly let out a cute moan as a result.
I smirked victorious, but then I saw her angry expression.
I’m dead, but totally worth it! I thought.
“Alkelios… YOU IDIOT!” she growled and squeezed me in a tight hold.
“ARGH!” I groaned in pain.
As much as I loved feeling her chest pressing against mine, a deadly squeeze wasn’t exactly the type of delight I had in mind. It hurt like HELL, but I couldn’t deny the fact that it was good to hear her moan like that. It was a one in a million opportunity I didn’t want to miss. At the very least, my stats weren’t so small right now to say that she could snap me in half like a twig. It was painful, but nothing was broken as far as I could tell.
When the anaconda released me from her grip, I still had a hard time trying to catch a breath of air. Looking to the side of the bed, I saw Seryanna puffing and getting up. She looked back at me and shot me another glare.
“You’ll live, stop exaggerating.” she told me.
My eyes, unfortunately, weren’t on her face, but on her chest. She was wearing a pink see-through nightwear, leaving little to the imagination around her chest and hips, although, she was also wearing a pair of white panties.
I gulped, and she noticed me staring at her like that, but I couldn’t help it.
I was hugging her while she was dressed like that? I asked myself a bit dumbfounded.
“I can only suspect that you used your luck to make me come here tonight.” she said with a growl, warning me to stop staring.
“No! I didn’t use it!” I declined and shook my head.
Technically, I did at one point, but between having barely woken up and staring at her, I had forgotten about that accidental wish. In that moment, I honestly believed that I didn’t do it, although, could my 100 Luck really bring such an incredible situation to unfold?
“I don’t believe you, but I’ll leave it at that…” she said and then turned around, my eyes dropping with laser-guided precision on her round behind.
When she opened the door, the grandfather was found leaning forward with an ear glued to the door.
“Huh?” Brekkar noticed the door opened and looked up at an angered dragoness.
“Grrr! You are both idiots!” she then punched the old man in the face and stormed off back to her room.
How was THAT my fault? I asked myself, while imagining a certain meme and making sure to burn extra copies in my memory of how good Seryanna looked in that pink nightwear.
Either I was waking up as a pervert or I was totally smitten with her beauty. My guess was on the latter, but I still couldn’t accept the fact that I might actually love her. Well, I liked her, but love was maybe a bit stretching it… maybe?
Looking over at the door, I saw old man Brekkar with a bleeding nose. When he noticed me, he tried to behave as though nothing happened.
“Good morning, Alkelios. Breakfast will be served shortly.” he then walked away.
“Oook…” I said and then let out a long sigh.
“Hihi! I knew that sleep walking spell was a good acquisition, but I never thought I would get to see something as funny as this!” a certain black-scaled dragoness said from under me.
“Huh?” I blinked surprised and moved over the side of the bed.
Kleo was under my bed, half of her body sticking out and grinning like a fool back at me.
When the Hell did she get there?! I screamed in my mind, right before a storm of questions began to torture my poor brain Am I such a heavy sleeper that I didn’t even hear her coming in? Then again, why did she sneak under my bed? What was she doing there? Sleep walking spell? Something like that exists? Please, someone explain to me what’s happening?! I don’t get it at all!
“So, do you like my big sister?” she asked with a grin.
“Yes. Got a problem with that? Now get out of there and out of my room!” I said pointing at the door.
“Later, for now tell me if you got a good feel of her… assets?” she asked, waving off my demand.
“Maybe, maybe not. What’s in it for you?” I raised an eyebrow at her.
“Bah! You are boring! Should I make her come naked next time?” she asked actually thinking about this seriously.
“Oi! Don’t traumatize your sister! And kill me as a result…” I warned her.
“Relax, she’ll be fine! No other male dragon would hit on her anyway. She’s a knight and an unawakened one, did you forget about that part?” she laughed.
“What do you mean?” I squinted my eyes at her.
“She didn’t tell you?” she asked with a raised eyebrow.
I just arrived to this world. I don’t even know where the bathroom is, let alone what laws and social habits dragons have! I complained in my mind.
“Well, it’s simple. What she achieved on her own is unfathomable for many dragons. The basic idea is that unawakened ones are believed to be the absolute weakest ones among us, while the title of a knight is given only to some of the strongest. That’s why many look down upon my sister. They believe that she somehow cheated her way in the knight ranks.” she explained.
“What do you mean cheated?” I asked raising an eyebrow at her.
My mind was already thinking of some rather inappropriate things, but I refused to believe any of those applied to my redheaded dragoness.
“As in she used the authority of our grandfather to pull some strings. But… you really didn’t know any of that, did you?” she asked raising an eyebrow at me.
“No, I didn’t. And will you please get out from under my bed?” I asked her.
“Sure, but first, let me be your friend!” she said with a grin and held out her hand at me.
“No!” I bluntly refused her.
Who cared about the stats? With her as a friend, I might not ever need any enemies and worse, I might end up making Seryanna completely and absolutely hate me!
“What? Why not?” she pouted.
“Because of how you act with your sister and me!” I told her.
“She doesn’t mind, and you don’t mind either! Besides, you even made grandpa your friend! It’s not fair! It’s not fair!” she complained while waving her hand and kicked the underside of my bed.
“Hey! Stop it!” I said while holding on for dear life.
Even if she was weaker than Seryanna, there was big difference between 10 points of Strength and 100 or more.
“Make me your friend, and I’ll stop!” she glared at me as she grabbed the sides of the bed and started to shake it violently, making it squeak from every joint.
“You’re going to break it!” I complained.
In that moment, I was actually trying to compare advantages and disadvantages between having her as my friend and not. I would get a boost in strength, true, but what would I lose? I was seriously trying to find some sort of disadvantage for accepting this deal, but only pluses appeared in my mind. It appeared as though no matter how hard I tried, there was no good reason to deny her honest request. Then again, the only reason I didn’t want to get involved with her was the very simple fact that she was unwillingly trying to make Seryanna more and more angry at me, and that was the number one thing I wished to avoid at all cost!
Wait! The [Dragon Tamer] skill has the ability to detect a friend’s location! Or general direction, I forgot which one, but either way… that’s a plus. I can be one step ahead of her and know when’s she about to pull a prank on us! Or know when she sneaks in my room… I grinned to myself and then nodded.
“Alright, I’ll be your friend.” I told her.
“Yay! I have a friend now!” she said with a big smile.
[You have made a new friend: Thraherkleyoseya Draketerus]
I certainly got a boost in stats from her as well. Chances were, I was stronger than the black dragoness now or maybe most of the awakened dragons out there. Unless, of course, most of them were actual monsters in terms of stats. Either way, I was slowly getting to the point where I wouldn’t need to worry about dying after the first blow.
“So, are you going to get out of my room now?” I asked Kleo.
“Yes! I’m going to go brag to sister! I’ll tell her that you did this and that to make me moan and… and… It’s going to be fun!” she grinned and then dashed out of there before I had the chance to grab a hold of her and stop her from lying to Seryanna and getting me into another big pile of trouble.
“Wait! Don’t you dare say something like that to her!” I shouted, but I only managed to stumble on my feet and fall off the bed.
I groaned and felt the sharp needles in my legs, a well-known reaction to having one’s limbs fall asleep. Of course, if I had wished to catch her before she fled, I might not have ended up in this situation at all, or maybe she would have stumbled on something on her way out.
That gives me an idea! I smirked and then thought I wish she would stumble on her own feet and fall down, but without dying or causing herself some sort of severe injury.
Considering the way my wishes worked, a good few extra conditions and removal of the worst-case scenarios was a much needed detail. Now all I had to do was wait and listen for it.
“KYA!” she screamed and then I heard a loud sound of crashing, a few plates getting broken, and a lot of thumps and bumps.
“Mistress Kleo! What are you doing?!” the angry shout of a maid was heard coming all the way from the other side of the hallway.
“Gotcha!” I said with a victorious smug.
After my feet regained their movement and the needle torture was over, I got out of bed and washed my face in the small bowl I was offered by a maid. I thought about changing my clothes as well, but I wasn’t smelling of dead skunks yet, so I shrugged and went out like that.
A maid led me to the dining room, where we had a quiet breakfast like the dinner before. This time, Kleo joined us as well, and Brekkar already healed his broken nose, but Seryanna wasn’t even looking at me, she just kept glaring at the old man and her younger sister like a mother scolding her naughty children. Meanwhile, I just looked out the window and admired the weather without daring to say a single word about what happened.
With the last bite gobbled down, Seryanna got up from her seat and approached me.
“We’re going to the herbalist.” she said.
I got up and followed her out of the room. The other two followed us with their gazes, and I could confirm that the [Dragon Tamer] skill tracking method worked, I could somehow sense that Kleo was still back in the room and didn’t get up to follow us. She must have been scolded by the maids, while the old man by the redhead dragoness.
We walked back to my room and picked up the bag of herbs. Then we walked out of the house. As soon as we did so, Seryanna let out a heavy sigh.
“I need to apologize.”
“What for?” I asked a bit surprised.
“This morning…” she looked away.
“Why?” I raised an eyebrow.
“I did something unfitting as a knight and as your benefactor.” she said with her chin up.
Since when is giving me a hard-on a bad thing? I thought to myself.
“That’s why…” she lowered her head and looked away. “I hope you won’t take it the wrong way… By that, I mean what happened.”
“Nah, I’m not going to get the memory of you wearing a cute nightwear and sleeping in my bed hugging me like that out of my head for the rest of my life!” I bluntly declared.
“What? Why?” she asked as he cheeks turned red and glared at me.
I squinted my eyes at her. “Because I like you.” I replied.
It wasn’t a lie, I liked her, but not exactly loved… was there even a difference between the two?
“I… You! Don’t you know that I’m a dragon and you are human?” she said pointing at her herself and then at me.
“Yeah, but your breasts are soft, and you moan cutely when I touched the scales on your back.” I said with a big smile.
That day, the star named Alkelios was born…
Well, I didn’t die, but I was close to. That slap literally sent me flying across the estate. Never underestimate the full power of a slap from a dragoness with more than 1000 points in strength. It was one of those comedy moments when you could sing ‘I believe I can fly~’ then slam into something.
That something for me was a tree, however, I didn’t have the inspiration or time to sing. One moment I was standing in front of Seryanna and in the next I was flying through the sky. As a result, my right cheek stung as if a thousand sharp needles used it for a pincushion, and to make it worse, tiny little stars danced around my head ‘Hora Româneacă’.
When I came through, I noticed that if I had flown just a little bit farther than this tree, I would have ended up head-first into a big boulder. Luck saved me again, but the dragoness was furious.
I should learn a Common Sense or Tact skill… Ouch… I groaned in my mind as I rubbed my cheek.
“Get down from there and follow me.” she growled and stomped away.
As she did so, I think I saw her bottom swaying a bit more to the sides than usual, but maybe that was just me seeing things.
With a sigh, I got down and followed her on the road towards Tomeron town.
“You didn’t have to slap me…” I told her.
“If only I knew you would turn out like this, I would have left you in that forest to rot…” she grumbled with a low voice.
I heard that, and it’s scary to think that you would do so! Forgive me, Seryanna! I thought, but my mind betrayed me and went back to that sweet moment when she moaned in my arms and tucked herself closer to me.
Halfway to the town, I looked at my stats again, with Seryanna’s, Brekkar’s, and Kleo’s bonuses, I should have reached a decent value by now, maybe enough to somewhat guarantee my survival in this world?
[Name]: Alkelios Yatagai
[Magic Excellence]: 1%+6.75%+8.5%+11.25%
[Skills]: Show? Y/N
[Skill Points]: 2
[Stat Points]: 620
Kleo literally had crappy stats in everything BUT Magic Energy and Excellence. I gained so much from it that now I could literally cast all of my skills at once! I had a total of 1178 points in Magic Energy and 27.5% Magic Excellence, which even now, I had no idea what it did.
On another note, my strength went over 1000 points, which was absolutely awesome and totally explained why I managed to survive Seryanna’s ‘gentle’ slap. Even speed and dexterity were upped by a little, meaning that I was just a few points away from being as strong and fast as Seryanna. Actually, I still had 620 points to spend in something. If I added those to strength, I could surpass her, but everything else was below her. There was also the little detail in regard to how one used these stats. Seryanna seemed to be a master at this, despite her being weaker even than her sick grandfather.
Speaking of which, I have yet to check what his disease was exactly, maybe I could obtain some details with my skill? I thought about this for a little bit and decided to check it when we got back to the mansion.
Since the old man was now my friend, it would have been a good idea to help him out in his time of need. Maybe I would score some plus points with Seryanna if I did so?
Either way, my mind was set on helping them out. It was going to be my first personal quest, and honestly speaking, it wasn’t like I had any other choice. Thinking about it, I was the only earthling stuck in dragon land. Everyone else was probably having a great time farming slimes and hunting wolves in a low level area.
Don’t know which is worse… I thought.
There was also the Main Quest: saving Earth by changing this world for the better. I was nowhere near even chipping away at that one, so I left it to gather dust somewhere in a corner of my mind, after all, I was only one man. What could I do to change anything? I wasn’t the main character of this story, I was just some guy who got sucked out of his home and dropped in redhead dragoness land…
“Alkelios.” Seryanna said, pulling me out of my deep thoughts, and I literally bumped into her.
I looked up from her chest and gulped.
“What are you doing?” she asked squinting her eyes at me.
“Admiring the view?” I replied.
Taking a step back, she shook her head and then took out a bag from her storage ring. It was filled with some of the more non-magical plants we gathered in the Seculiar Forest.
“I’m going to return this ring and end my deal with the bandits. I had enough of compromises and looking the other way. My blood boils to cut them down where they stand…” she growled and then took a deep breath to calm herself down.
She’s cute when she’s angry. I thought.
“Anyway, while I go and finish this, you will go to the herbalist and speak with him about what we gathered. Before you enter, make sure to wish that he doesn’t dare to lie to you or cheat you in any way or manner. Mention my name or my grandfather’s and that should make sure he doesn’t try anything fishy. He’s not a bad man, but every draconian can be swayed by shiny stuff.” she explained.
Shiny stuff? Swayed? Draconian? Can Seryanna… and my mind went straight into the gutter.
“Do you understand?” she asked raising an eyebrow.
I shook my head and wiped off the drool from my mouth.
“Yes!” I replied with a nod.
“Good. His house is that one over there. His shop is right next to it. You can’t miss it.” she explained and then pointed at a big house past the gates.
We had yet to enter the town, but we could see a bunch of houses and draconians minding their own business. For a moment, I found it a bit terrifying that I would go in without the big scary dragoness to protect me, but then again, I had some rather interesting friends now and a bunch of stats thanks to them.
“This shouldn’t be hard…” I thought and gulped.
“Indeed. Good luck.” she told me before heading off, entering the town and taking the first street going left.
I wish you luck in dealing with the bandits, Seryanna! I thought and then went to see this herbalist she mentioned.
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