Leaving it to the Dragon
‘Very well. Let us retreat now. …You have my thanks.”
‘Retreat? Right after we destroyed the cannon?’
‘We are to retreat when you’ve used up half of your magic. That was the agreement, was it not? Of course, I do wish I could destroy more of this place…but I will keep my word.’
Oh, it was worried about my MP.
In spite of appearances, the dragon had integrity.
That being said, I wasn’t sure it was necessary.
‘I actually have about 80% left. You can keep going.’
I said to the dragon while checking my status.
As I had been hunting a lot of lesser fire dragons and monsters for slime food, my maximum MP had gone up quite a bit.
Up until now, it always seemed like my MP would drop below 0 just when a fight against a strong enemy was really getting started….but now, I still had plenty left.
‘…I will take my question back then.’
‘Huh? What question?’
‘About you being human. I know it for certain now. You are not a human, Yuji.’
The dragon was sure of it now.
But I was clearly a human no matter how you looked at it.
It’s just that I had a little more MP than most, and I could tame slimes.
‘I feel like you’re being very rude, considering I just helped you…’
‘It was a compliment.’
‘…I see. Well, I suppose I will accept it then.’
And then the dragon started attacking the walls again.
The dragon’s sharp claws tore into the mountain walls and carved out giant chunks.
However…it was attacking a part that wasn’t a passage. It was just a wall.
‘That doesn’t lead to anything.’
‘I know. …But if I go down another tunnel, they will likely attack me again. And so I should avoid any route that they can predict.’
I see. That made sense.
The Blue Moon of Salvation wouldn’t think that the dragon would break its way through every wall.
However, the problem was that this would take a long time.
Even with the dragon’s overwhelming power, it was trying to create an entirely new path through the mountain.
‘Alright, I’ll wait. Just destroy what you can for now.’
‘Very well. But it may result in the ceiling collapsing in some places. You might want to send your slimes away…’
‘Don’t worry about them. I’m protecting them with defense magic.’
After thinking about it for a while, I decided to leave it to the dragon.
Maybe rocks would fall, but the slimes could be easily protected.