10 Years After – 138

Ancient Ruins Protection Committee


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There was a possibility that the dark ones were using more than just the machines in dragon ruins.

They might even be using their magic.

 

“It seems unbelievable… But could it be that there is a dragon who is helping them?”

“Locke, what are you saying? We dragons are very proud. There is no way that we would do such a thing.”

 

Kathe said. But there were many types among a single group.

Perhaps there were those who did want to help the dark ones.

 

Eric looked very serious.

 

“I don’t like thinking about it, but there may even be humans who are helping them.”

 

It was not out of the realm of possibility.

And so it was something that we had to be wary of.

Not only that, but whoever they were, they were likely in the capital.

Eric’s Privy Council was in the middle of investigating this.

 

Kathe looked surprised at Eric’s words.

Her breathing became hard and wind started to blow in the room.

 

“No! Aren’t dark ones and humans mortal enemies?”

“We are.”

“Right? You agree too, don’t you, Locke? A world ruled by the dark ones will be a world where humans are used for food!”

“I agree with you…”

“See.”

“Still, the possibility is still there. And it’s quite high. That is why we are so troubled.”

“…Are you sure?”

“Unfortunately, yes.”

“I see…”

 

Kathe looked as if she could not believe it.

She was not used to thinking of such things.

And to be honest, there did not seem to be any logical explanation for why humans would help the dark ones.

 

“Still, aren’t dragons wiser than us humans? Surely there are no dragons who would do such a thing?”

“Yo-you think so? Goran?”

“Aye. Besides, dragons are also much fewer in number.”

“What does that have to do with it?”

“A lot. The larger the number, the higher the possibility of there being strange types.”

“Oh, I see. You may be right.”

 

Kathe said grimly. Then she took a sip of tea from her barrel.

I also drank some tea from my bowl.

It really was quite delicious.

 

Then Eric sat up straight and said,

 

“Kathe, uh, Miss Kathe.”

“Wh-what is it, Eric? No, Mister Eric.”

 

Kathe said frantically.

Not that that was much of an excuse to start copying the way Eric talked.

Eric pretended to not notice as he continued. 

 

“Friend of Locke. I have a request to make. Not as Eric, but as King Eric Mendilibar of the Mendilibar Kingdom.”

“Oh, Oh. Then I shall hear it, not as Kathe, friend of Locke, but Kathe Celeste, Ruler of the Wind Dragons.”

“Hm? Ruler of the Wind Dragons?”

 

I had never heard Kathe say anything about that before.

However, Eric continued.

 

“I would like for the Kingdom of Mendilibar to form an alliance with the dragons. What do you think?”

“Hmmm. Indeed. I cannot speak for those who are not wind dragons…”

“So you can still make decisions for the wind dragons then…”

 

I muttered. And Kathe said seriously,

 

“No, even then, I must discuss it with my father and grandfather… But they would not object.”

“I see. Thank you. Even if this alliance is not possible, we would like to stay on good terms with you.”

“Yes. I think so too!”

 

Kathe said as her tail slapped the floor heavily.

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