358-356 New Emperor Development Part 3

 This is why the dragon that came to threaten me was beaten to a pulp by Bloody Mary and ran back home.

I'm not going to be the only one who's not afraid to try to get a shot at the position of the Geyser Dragon with that level of ability.

 Sister Marie comes back to me in a daze.
 'I'm scared.

'Good thing! "Ardhegg!
"That's why that scum of a dragon is persecuting us so aggressively, it's mainly because of your disappointment in our position!

 I can't argue with that because it's been said so zealously.

'I mean, the problem is that you're not recognized as a Geyser Dragon! I didn't become his successor through due process. You have to prove yourself worthy of being a Geyser Dragon on merit!''
"Yes...! Yes, that's right!'

 I couldn't help but nod my head in agreement with her, because she was so right every step of the way.

But you're so weak-minded! That's why I'm getting licked by a stupid dragon like the one that just came in!''
Huh...! My God, I'm sorry...!
''Apparently you have a lot of things that are missing to become a Geyser Dragon. As long as you have powers, you're not an emperor!''

It's a good thing that you're not the only one who's been in the same boat for a long time," muttered your father next to you.

It's a good thing that you're not going to be able to get away with it.
"I will train you to be a dragon worthy of Geyser Dragon, both physically and mentally. "I will train you in mind and body to be a dragon worthy of being a Geyser Dragon.

 How could that be?
 I'm sure you were expecting me to say something like, "I'll be the one to take over for you, the cowardly one.

What did you say? It's a wife's duty to beat a cowardly man to the top!
It's nothing!

 What is it?

''Anyway, I'm going to train you to be a great Geyser Dragon! Brace yourself!

 Something like that.

    * * * *

 For some reason, your sister Marie began to teach me.
 It seems she's going to make me look like a proper Geyser Dragon.

 It may sound like a big deal, but Bloody Mary has the right to say it.
 She is the second most powerful dragon, after Brother Alexander. She was once a leading candidate for the next Geyser Dragon.

 Even compared to the unwillingness of Brother Alexander, he is a female dragon who knows what a Geyser Dragon is.

 I'm going to sit on my hands and listen to your lecture, and your father is taking a nap at the side.
 And my father is enjoying a nap by my side.

"Good thing? As a Geyser Dragon, the one thing you lack most right now is dignity!
"Geyser Dragon is the strongest. Stronger than anyone else. That kind of strongest person doesn't look to anyone for help or care about anyone. Acting freely to everyone is what a Geyser Dragon should be!

 Free spirited.
 That's exactly what my father said.

'And you're just like... You're so low and polite to everyone! That's how you'd call yourself a king? You're more like a squire!

 Hmm? If you ask me.
 But I've been acting like this since the beginning of my existence in this world.

"Am I that low, huh?
'Low! How can you say "sir" and "ma'am" and not be so low to begin with?

 Is that so?
 But being polite is one of the most important things I learned on my trip with my friends.
 I don't want to be told to change that now.

''When it comes to the Emperor Dragon, you must behave arrogantly and with arrogance! "Don't talk to me like that!
'Then put it into practice. You will treat me like a champion!

 I don't like being told that.
 I don't know what to do.

'Well...? 'Try calling me by my name first?'
"Did you call me by my name?
'You call me "Sister", don't you? The Dragon Emperor has no sister or brother! All dragons are below you! It is only fitting to call them out!'

 It might be a good argument.
 I'm afraid that if I disobey him, he'll snipe at me again, so I decided to obey him honestly.
 That argument itself isn't like Gaither Dragon, though.

'......Well, Marie?

 As soon as she was called, your sister stiffened.
 You didn't take it as an insult to be called out? It's unreasonable to make me call you that, isn't it?

You sure you want to do this?
You're being polite! I told you, in the eyes of the Geyser Dragon, all dragons are nothing more than subordinate beings! It's like being a servant or a slave!'
"Yes....! Well.... no!
That goes for me too! Even I, who once flourished as a Graugrinzel dragon, cannot resist you! It's absolute obedience!

 It doesn't look like that, does it?

"You are the Lord's irresistible master in my sight! I will yield to you and disobey no command. If I am commanded to do so, I must obey!'
Do you think that's a bit much?
'No, it's not! I'm owned by you!

 You don't need to insist on that much force.

 No, you're going to go that far to harden my mind as a Geyser Dragon.
 This is the way I see it, Marie.
 You can see how passionate she was about becoming a Gaither Dragon in the past.

It's a good idea to continue practicing. You're going to have to continue practicing, in order to act like a Geisha dragon.
"As I said before, Geyser Dragons look down on all dragons except themselves. "Look down on me like that.
''Even if you say so, how in the world am I supposed to look down on you...?
''You can't help it, child. ''Remember what I did earlier and try to come up with an answer.''

 Marie your sister-or is that what Marie told you to do?
 As I recall.....

1....call me by my name.
2....no honorifics.
(3) The other person is my property.

 I put all of these things together and came up with my own way of saying very condescending things to people.

"Marie, you belong to me.

 As soon as you said that, I started to writhe, sister!
 What's wrong with you? Was she really that humiliated? To be called "mine"?
 Oh, you're in agony!

It's okay. Okay, that's great! That's it!
'You're happy about it? ...No, it's good?
'We're going to go further! Say that word again, with even stronger meaning!'
I don't care what it means.
I don't care what it means! You could do a lot worse than that.

 That's a tall order.
 ...like this?

"Marie, you are mine for life. I will not let you go again.

 Why are you firing the Darkness Mitre into the sky?
 Isn't that your final profound technique!
 This technique releases countless barrages of bullets formed by the Darkness Dragon Qi. Even a single one of them is capable of wiping out the human city without leaving a trace!
 Don't fire so recklessly!

You okay? You didn't use that stray bullet to eradicate anything, did you?
No, I couldn't get something else to come out of my chest.

 What is what?
 Do you mean you're that desperate for humiliation?

"I think it's time to end this, sister. I think this drill is going to be too much for you.
"What are you talking about? What's happening now?

 What's happening now?

Next time, you will show that I am yours with your actions, not just your words. I belong to you!
What do you mean, action?

 I'm scared to death of your sister, Marie.

'Well, you could just kick and punch him, couldn't you?'
"Hitting and kicking"?

 How did you get that idea?

It's the order of all living things. The winner is beneath the loser. You will clear the line by ripping me to pieces and stomping on me!
"Is Marie a masochist?

 As you can imagine, my father woke up from his nap and tsked.
 And I said to him.

"I refuse.
'I firmly refuse to do that. It is a foolish and ugly thing to do, to hurt others unnecessarily.'

 This is what I have learned from my travels with Lord Arowana and his friends.
 Because ningens respect and honor each other, they are strong even when they are vulnerable.

Even dragons are not allowed to harm others for no reason just because they are strong. Now that I've become a Geyser Dragon, I will make sure that this is the era.
"...so I won't hurt you, if that's what you want.
"So I won't hurt you, whether you like it or not. You're very important to me.
"What good is he doing?

 You are the one who guided me through my entire life.
 I'm not going to let him get away with something so difficult.

"How kind-hearted...! It's a good thing that they are so important to you.

 Your sister's eyes are kind of moist.
 Are you still mad at me!
 Maybe. My argument is more in line with human values, which would be difficult for you, a dragon in the making, to accept.

 What can I do to calm your mind?
 Yes, I know.

"At least this will help...

 I hugged Sister Marie.
 Arowana and her friend, the Demon King, had told me that hugging is a way of proving friendship among humans.

 The hug is the proof of friendship among humanity, and even after a match, the embrace is more than just a victory or defeat, it is a way to confirm the bond between us.
 If I could at least convey my friendship to your sister with that act...?

"How daring! "You're too bold!
"Sister? Sister eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

 Instead of regaining her composure, she fainted.

Father, help me! What's the meaning of this?
Leave him alone. It'll happen soon enough anyway.

 Father Al-Gor, who was watching from the side, said with a dumbfounded face.

''I thought there was no way to kill a dragon on earth, but it seems there was only one. They say they are too happy to die...!''
What do you want?

 And so, under the guidance of my father and sister, I continued my training to become a full-fledged Geyser Dragon.
 It's a long way to go.