Study Magic in My Free Time - Chapter 30: The Man Who Took in a Dragon
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“This is the evil dragon, huh?”
After everything’s over, the sealing squad arrived. While they were rebuilding the seal, I took a glimpse of the evil dragon.
Its appearance is not that different from the Radon Juniors. It’s just bigger.
Even though it’s in a sleeping state, its height easily went over 5 meters.
It should be much higher than that if it is awake.
Its face is the same as the Radon Juniors just as I thought it will. However, even though the Juniors were really strong, their face was akin to a puppy dog. But this one has a certain dignity to it… I can see why it’s feared.
Asuna and Jodi-san returned.
“I’m glad that you’re both alright.”
“Yeah, somehow… I ran with all my might because I’m scared that they might catch up.”
“I’m sorry, Asuna-chan. If you didn’t bring me along then you can run much faster”
“Don’t say that. It’s an obvious thing to do. Anyway Liam, what did you do? Did you use magic?”
I still haven’t told them yet about [Another World] because I’m still far from mastering it.
So I just explained it.
“I created a space with magic. I can make living things enter that space. Well, just think of it as a land I can summon whenever and wherever.”
“I don’t really understand but it’s somehow amazing.”
“So you trapped those dragons inside that space?”
I shook my head to Jodi-san’s question.
“I’m still far from mastering it.”
I told them before taking out the grimoire.
“Now that you mention it, you were holding that grimoire when casting that magic.”
“Yes. And if it’s not mastered, everything that’s left inside will disappear. So I can’t put any furniture yet in this.”
“You used it in a spur of the moment, yes? That instant?”
I lightly nodded.
She’s right. I made a quick decision about using that feature.
I’m sure that every attack magic I have right now won’t have any effect.
So I used [Another World] that will erase everything inside when released.
“Hee… amazing. It’s not even an attack magic yet you used it that way.”
Asuna expressed her admiration.
Seeing her reaction made me ponder a bit.
If you don’t practice magic until you master it, the activation time will go back to normal, which means that it’s a setback.
The purpose of practicing is to extend it as much as possible to be proficient in it.
If you manage to master it, then there’s nothing to worry about. However, if it was discontinued before mastery is achieved, then all that hard work will be gone.
Maybe it’s better to use [Another World] as attack magic instead.
That’s the thought I’m having right now.
(O’human… you little ones…)
I heard a voice.
Then, a heavy pressure fell on my whole body.
I looked around. Asuna and Jodi-san… no, not only them…
Guild Master and the sealing squad, along with every hunter in the vicinity…
all of them felt the same pressure and their faces were stiff.
What’s this voice?
As I was wondering, I tried taking a look at my surroundings.
My eyes met with the big evil dragon’s gaze.
(You, the little human who hold a large soul…)
It totally fixed its gaze at me.
It’s talking to me too so I ought to reply…
“Are you the one talking to me, evil dragon?”
Everyone around me was shocked.
Their eyes kept going back and forth between the evil dragon and me.
(Evil dragon… so that’s what humans call me right now…”
It seems that a conversation was established.
“You mean, you’re not an evil dragon?”
(I don’t care about human criterion. It will change again in another 100 years…)
Evil dragon… Radon’s voice sounded like he knew everything.
Somehow… it seems to be a larger existence than an “Evil dragon”.
“Why do you want to talk to me? Do you want the sealing to be stopped?”
(O’ human with a large soul. Just what art thou…)
“Me? I’m just a normal human.”
(There’s no human body that can hold a soul that large.)
I shut my mouth.
Don’t tell me… he knew the fact that I took over this body?
Then, maybe he also knows the cause of it?
(I see…regrettably, I don’t know the cause of it)
He read my heart?
(Fumu… it seems your life has become interesting. Human with large soul…)
(Are you willing to take me with you? I want to see your life with my own eyes…)
I was shocked. Everyone around me was also surprised.
(You don’t have to do anything? Moreover, I will lend you my power.)
(It’s a power that will enhance the fruit of your labor… in other words, it will double the amount of your magic power.)
Such an attractive offer.
The more hard work I put in, the more the amount of growth will double.
That’s a big reward.
I kept looking at Radon.
I’m thinking about what to do… but…
Let’s trust my instinct.
“Understood. Please lend me your power.”
(Hou, you don’t mind?)
“I can’t feel any hostility from you. It’s like my teacher.”
(Fu, I see. Well then… that large soul, I will take up a small space inside.)
The next moment, Radon’s body lit up.
“Sealing Squad! Don’t falter from your position!”
Everyone around the dragon’s body was in a panic.
The light went on for a few seconds before vanishing without doing anything.
As everyone’s vision recovered, they could now see what exactly happened.
Radon’s body went thinner as it got sucked into my body… It was such a strange phenomenon.
Radon disappeared, and everyone in this place just dazed around.
“Liam! Hand! Look at your hand!”
Asuna raised her voice so I took a look at my hand.
On the back of my right hand was a dragon-shaped emblem.
Everyone on site who watched became noisy.
“Amazing… that evil dragon… you took it in?”
Guild Master muttered, with full admiration in his eyes.
Translator and Editor Notes:
I’m….pretty sure he already told Asuna about Another world, lol.
Is author-san have short-term memory? It’s not even past 6 chapters after he used it with Asuna when facing Giant frog.
Can’t believe he did that just for a “Sugoi Liam!” moment, I can’t even :’).
I’m also tired of this oh I’m troubled then the answer comes just at that moment the trouble comes and the author just won’t stop adding power :(.
Idk if I could translate this much longer.
Ed: The title should have been ‘A Man Who Consumed A Dragon’ but it’s a straight-up spoiler… ‘took in’ is more ambiguous, I think? Anyway, that’s that. Just letting you guys know.
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