"Um... ...... are you ......?
She was a beautiful girl.
Her purple eyes were wide open, looking straight at me. Her pearly white cheeks were covered with silver hair.
Her ears are distinctive. They're slightly pointy with short, crystal-like horns behind them.
Dragon-like. I wonder if that's what it means to have the blood of the Dragon Emperor in your veins.
He's a little shorter than me.
He doesn't move, as if he's startled or frightened.
In the original world, he would have screamed at me. .......
"Dragon Emperor ......?
I'm not sure what to make of that.
"The Dragon Emperor, in response to Lysette's wish, brought the chosen one here ......?
I denied it for now.
I slowly stepped back and raised my hands in a harmless pose.
I keep my distance so as not to frighten the girl.
My name is ...... and I am a traveler. I'm a traveler. I was lost and found a building, so I came here to spend the night. I'm not going to attack you.
But ...... you just ...... opened the door to the Dragon Emperor's Temple, didn't you?
You can find a lot of people who are interested in this.
I'm not sure if she's angry or not, but her eyebrows are raised and she's staring at me.
The door to the Dragon Emperor's Temple can only be opened by the Dragon Emperor's successor. I'm not sure if it's a good idea or not. I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure you'll be fine.
I'm sorry about ...... that.
I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do it.
The girl held her chest and sighed.
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So I, Lysette-Luge, declare. I, Lysette-Luge, declare that I will serve you as your vassal as a dragon's blood. Right here and now. With a sacred oath...
You don't have to swear. It's a misunderstanding.
Hurry up and interrupt the girl's line.
You'll be in trouble if you don't.
"I have nothing to do with the Dragon Emperor. Of course I'm not a king.
"But you did open the door to the Dragon Emperor's Temple, didn't you?
The girl comes closer and closer to my face. I can feel her breath on my face.
I can tell she's excited. I guess that's how important this facility was to you. .......
I can't help it.
I'm not sure if you'll believe me, but I'll tell you the truth.
"Actually, I'm from another world.
I looked the girl straight in the eyes, as is the custom in this world.
I was involved in an accident when I was summoned by a goddess who was gathering 'young souls who can die' to quell this turbulent world. But I was left here in the woods because I was out of the norm.
That was yesterday. ...... I was walking around looking for a place to live, and I came across this place. I didn't know that this was an important facility, so I used it as a place to hide from demons. I'm sorry for being so selfish.
No need to lie.
I've been summoned by mistake and left to rot in Alaska, but I didn't like the idea of tricking a junior high school-aged girl,.......
And she's the first person I've met in this world that I can talk to. It's a bit too much to ask her to be my friend, but I want to be friendly enough to show her the way.
I don't know if they'll believe me. I don't know if you'll believe me, but I'm not lying.
"...... I understand.
The girl Lysette nodded.
I'm not sure if you can believe me, but I'm not lying. I'm sure you'll be able to find something that will work for you.
Thank you. .......
I sighed and sat down on the ground.
I guess I was more nervous than I thought.
I'm glad you believe me. ...... Thank you so much.
"If you're going to trick Lysette, you don't want to use the whole otherworldly thing, do you?
She held her mouth and giggled.
And there's something familiar about you, Shoma. I don't know. It's as if I've met a distant relative of mine.
I think it's because ...... I came out of the Dragon Emperor's Temple.
I'm not sure if it's because I came out of the Dragon Emperor's Temple, or because I feel like I'm related to him.
It's not that. ...... Hmm. I'm not sure.
Lisette nodded her head.
To be honest, I'm not sure either.
In my case, I don't even know what my skills are.
I'll tell you more about it later, but you came to this world by accident, didn't you?
"Yes. When this turbulent world is over, you'll be sent back to your world.
I don't put too much faith in that.
I don't put too much stock in it, but that goddess is serious, but she seems to be out of touch.
So I have to survive in this world until then. So, can you show me the way to the human village?
Okay, but ......, then what do we do?
I'll find a place to stay first, then I'll figure it out.
My ability to handle reality is pretty good.
I was a programmer and a SE in my former world. I'm good at prioritizing my work.
The first priority is to find a safe place.
Next, I need to figure out how to get food and water, if possible.
There's not much I can do in this world.
(1) Find someone who has reincarnated from another world like yours and rely on them.
(2) Find a job and live on my own.
(3) Live in the middle of nowhere and be self-sufficient.
First of all, I reject (3). It's too dangerous to camp out in a world with demons.
(1) has some potential, but if you think about it, it might be difficult. I'm a person summoned by irregularity. In the eyes of the official summoner, I may be too weak to be useful. So let's say it's a last resort when I have no other choice.
In that case, (2) is a realistic option.
For that, you need to find a place to settle down first.
I have a few skills, but I don't know how strong they are in this world. I don't even know how long I can use them.
So I need to analyze my skills first.
To do that, I need a place where I can settle down... and I've come to the conclusion that I need to find a home.
I don't know if ...... will work.
I don't know if it's going to work, but I've always been a logical thinker, probably because I was working one job after another in my former world. I've been trying to be treated like one of them at work, so I've been taking on a lot of work. If I didn't prioritize efficiency, I wouldn't have time to sleep.
I don't know when I became like this .......
I think I was a little different when I was in school.
Lysette nodded as she heard my story.
If that's the case, you should come to my village. If that's the case, please come to our village. Lysette will ask everyone in the village to accept Shoma-sama.
Are you sure? You're from another world.
Their culture and way of thinking are different and they don't know anything about this world.
Are you sure you can accept that? I can't believe I'm saying this, but...
I don't mean to cause trouble for the child.
"Lysette is of the Dragon Emperor's blood, and she values righteousness.
The girl looked at me with an intense gaze.
She doesn't have the power of a king. I can't use the dragon's power. But I'm proud to be a descendant of the Dragon Emperor. But I'm proud to be a descendant of the Dragon Emperor. There's no way Lysette would leave someone in need in front of her.
She didn't seem to have an ounce of hesitation.
I wondered if it was safe to trust people so easily.
...... Let's put it on hold for now.
"It would be great if you could take me to the village first. Then we'll figure out what to do.
...... Shoma, are you sure you don't know your own worth?
Lysette tilted her head curiously.
This is a place called the frontier. This forest is full of demons.
"Yes. I met a black demon yesterday. It was a small humanoid.
A black goblin. If you met them and you're here, it means you have the power to fight or escape them.
Well, I guess so.
And it's a turbulent time. People are fighting and hurting each other.
Then Lizet stared at my face.
But Shoma speaks softly. She doesn't care that Lisette has horns or that she's not a pure human being. Someone who has the strength to fight, someone who understands. And someone who might be an ally. How valuable do you think someone like that is in this turbulent world?
It was a blind spot.
In my world, it's normal to be able to talk to each other without physical attacks, but in this world, it's possible to be on different sides of the fence when you first meet.
So maybe it's lucky for me that I met Lisette first.
By the way, would you like to go inside the ...... Dragon Emperor's Temple?
I forgot. The door of the Dragon Emperor's Temple was left open.
If Lisette has been dreaming of going inside, now would be a good time.
It's a small price to pay for your help.
But Lisette shook her head.
You're my priority right now. That's what helping people is all about.
I can tell you about my skills if you want.
I'll tell you about my skills if you want. And ......... I'd like to ask you something.
Suddenly, Lysette's cheeks flushed red and she said.
Did you hear Lysette crying just now?
I didn't hear .............
I shook my head.
She said it was a secret. I'll pretend not to hear.
I was asleep at the time. I was tired.
"Oh, I see. ...... That's fine.
Then Lisette looked up and said...
If you're listening to me, please pretend you're not. If you're not sure what to do, just ask. So...
Suddenly, a strange sound echoed in the forest.
A whistle! Someone called for help...?
Lysette looked up and turned around.
At the same time, she saw something red fly over the forest.
"Red cloth arrows - two of them. Two red cloth arrows, two black demons! Someone's being attacked!
The Kuro Goblin......, I remember that it was a Kuro Goblin I fought.
I cut off his arm, but I couldn't kill him.
If it's attacking people near here,......, that's not good.
You should hide in the Dragon Emperor's Temple, Shoma-sama.
I'm not sure what to do.
I have a bad feeling about this. I have a bad feeling. Maybe the children of the village are being attacked. We have to save them!
With that, Lisette ran off.
With her silver hair fluttering, she ran straight for the forest.
I don't know what I'm going to do .......
I checked the skills I had inside me.
I'm not sure what to do with it.
You'll be able to get a lot more out of it. I have no idea how to use the "Naming Breath" and "Dragon Vein" that I got in the Dragon Emperor's Temple.
I don't know.
I don't know why only the "Dragon Seed Awakening" is so familiar to me.
I'll think about it later.
What can I do in this situation?
I don't know anything about this world yet. I only know a little about the world.
I don't even know who's my enemy and who's my friend.
But ...... you said she's afraid of fighting, right?
And if it's a child who's being attacked by a demon, and the demon is the one I failed to defeat yesterday...
"Activate 'Dragon Seed Awakening'.
I activated my skill.
The ability of "Dragon Seed Awakening" is to use the power of the dragon. Strengthening muscles and increasing reaction time. Dragon scales for defense.
I'm not used to fighting yet.
I'm not used to fighting yet. but I think I can get the kid out.
"...... I may need your help in the future. That's the least I can do.
I started running after her.