10 Years After – 112

Kathe the Great Dragon


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Nia and Grulf looked surprised when they heard the roar.

 

“Groof-groof!”

“It’s so loud.”

“Indeed. I feel like we’d be able to hear it in the city.”

 

In any case, we had better run.

 

“Let’s go.”

“Understood!”

“Groof!”

“Cluck!”

 

Lord Gerberga on the other hand, was not surprised. He look unconcerned as he held onto my shoulder.

 

“Are you alright, Lord Gerberga? Do you want to come back inside the breastplate?”

“Cluck.”

 

I think he was saying he was fine.

And so I started to run even faster. Nia was lagging behind.

It was no wonder, since she was eight years old.

 

“Grulf, could you carry her?”

“Groof!”

 

It seemed like he could.

And so I grabbed Nia by the collar and put her onto Grulf’s back.

Grulf was still young but he was almost as big as a horse.

 

“So-sorry. I couldn’t keep up.”

“Don’t worry about it. Are you alright, Grulf?”

“Groof!”

 

Grulf ran as fast as he could.

And so I ran beside him at the same pace.

 

“GYAAAAAAAAAAOOO!! IIIII WWWIIIILLL BEEEEE WAAAIIITTING OOON THEEE WEEESSTT HILLL!!”

 

Kathe screamed.

I had told Kathe to use any means available to contact me.

But this would draw too much attention. It was horrible.

 

“We have to get there in a hurry. Who knows what will happen if other Adventurers or knights get there first.”

 

Luckily, the western hills were quite close to where we were.

 

“Grulf, we have to run even faster.”

“Grrr!”

I began to run and Grulf did his best to keep up.

But Grulf looked like he wasn’t able to run as fast with Nia on his back.

And so I grabbed Nia’s collar and carried her instead.

 

“Sorry. We’re in a hurry.”

“Ye-yes!”

 

Nia’s tail swayed in the wind.

 

It was just as Grulf was getting tired from our accelerated speed, that Kathe came into view.

 

“Gahaha! Locke, you were quick.”

“We just happened to be in the area.”

“Is that so!”

 

Kathe was in a good mood.

I looked at our surroundings. There were no knights or Adventurers yet.

 

“Kathe. We can talk later. We have to hide.”

“Hm? But why?”

“You know why. A great dragon was screaming so loud that everyone in the capital must have heard it. They might even send an army.”

“Hmph.”

“Stop that. We have to leave now.”

“Alright, I understand. Now, get on my back.”

“Thank you.”

 

And so I got onto Kathe’s back while still carrying Nia.

And then I put her down.

 

“Thank you.”

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Koko wa Ore ni Makasete Saki ni Ike to Itte kara 10 Nen ga Tattara Densetsu ni Natteita

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