The upper floor has now become Ann’s living space. I went back underground to the 13th floor again.
But there’s a problem.
There’s no space.
It’s been a while since I make stone statues, so I was thinking of doing it again. Unfortunately, there’s no place for it.
I’ve built 13 floors underground, but each time I made a different kind of stone statues and interiors, there’s no empty room.
In the innermost room, my recently made Senju Kannon statue is firmly standing there.
And every time I went through the room to go somewhere, its poses change. I decided not to mind it anymore.
This is quite a problem for me.
Without working space, I can’t make the stone statue.
If I can’t find one, then I just have to make one.
So, without a second thought, I decided to build the underground 14th floor.
And I’m also getting hungry too.
Now then, it’s time to eat.
Bite, Munch Munch Munch
Yup, this stuff is delicious as ever.
Rumble There’s a lot of large gemstones coming out. I feel that the number of gemstones has significantly increased after the 10th floor.
By the way, Ann did say that this stone is not a gemstone but a magic stone instead. But what does that mean?
To begin with, what is a magic stone?
Let’s ask Ann later after I’m done with this.
While I’m at it, let’s bring her some gemstones too.
If I remember about it, that is.
Also, whether it’s a magic stone, a gemstone or a crystal ore, the important thing is it comes out in a large quantity.
To me, they’re the perfect snack.
Chomp Chomp Chomp
Crunch Crunch Crunch
Munch Munch Munch
Eat and eat. Eat like a glutton.
Dig and dig. Dig like digging a hole.
Probably due to the growth period, these days, my body keeps getting bigger and bigger.
Because of it, my capacity to dig in a day has increased, and I frequently molt than before.
Currently, I’m molting once a day.
Still, my size hasn’t drastically changed, though.
Fufufu, digging is no longer for the pros, behold.
If it’s me now, it’ll only take a day (from how I perceived the time) to dig a floor as big as the first floor.
—Is what I thought at that time.
While I was digging, something doesn’t feel quite right.
The sound feels different.
The digging sound echoed violently.
It’s lighter and resounds throughout the place.
I remember this feeling.
It was during when I was a corporate slave in my past life. It’s similar to the wall in a shabby apartment with no proper soundproofing.
It transmits the same sound applied to it.
It’s just like at that time when I can hear lovey-dovey neighbor panting.
There’s something on the other side.
What could it be….?
I stopped eating and silently dig forward.
And based on my biological clock, it came into view after I dug for about an hour.
An empty cave appeared in front of me.
The surrounding soil collapsed into it.
The soil can no longer hold my weight.
Huh? When did I become fat?
As the gravitational law applied to me, I fell into it.
I look back at the hole I fell from.
That’s quite high.
How high is it? About 50m, I guess?
Despite falling from such height, it’s not weird that I’m unharmed since this body is very sturdy.
If it’s the human me, I will surely die from it.
There’s not even scratch on my scale, and it doesn’t feel painful at all.
Hmm, wait a minute.
Does that mean the flying dragon breath is actually more potent than falling from 50m height…?
The flying dragon is scary.
I feel afraid of the flying dragon again.
As expected, I shouldn’t go outside at all.
Putting that aside.
I look around the place.
It looks like a dome-shaped room.
It’s as wide as the Tokyo Dome.
I had no idea such place exists here….
I mean, isn’t this that kind of place?
An underground ruin. Something you see on the TV shows.
There’s lithograph here and there, and the curved dome wall seems to be engraved with letters as well.
It’s nothing but the masterpiece.
This is a ruin. I wonder what kind of creature living here.
Is it the underground people….? My heart beats faster.
If they actually exist, I hope they are friendly.
After all, I’m a dragon. What if they throw a spear at me when we meet?
Unlike what I said earlier, there’s no sound. It’s completely silent.
Hello. Are you there? Underground people or creature living here.
Are they nervous?
Should I say it out loud?
「Gyaaaa aaaaauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!! 」
There’s no reaction or other sounds.
It’s just my voice.
Hmm, I have to get close to the wall to go back anyway. Let’s explore this place in the meantime.
While being vigilant, I start walking.
Wow, this ruin is incredible!
Something as big as tatami immediately caught my eyes.
The right half is engraved with some kind of ancient letters while the left half has drawings on it.
That picture…. Is that a bird?
A huge bird was drawn on it.
If you ignore the perspective, it’s likely to be a massive creature since the drawing of the human surrounding it is smaller.
The human has spears and swords in their hand while the bird took a position in front of a nest as if protecting the eggs.
Some of the eggs fall and break with its contents spilling out.
The bird doesn’t seem to be on the ground.
Perhaps, everything written here is about the bird?
On the next lithograph, there are mysterious characters with a drawing of a dragon flying.
The dragon spits a huge breath, attacking the human.
Hmm, it might be about the people on the ground. This is?
Looking at the other lithograph, they also have mysterious characters engraving along with the monster illustration.
Could it be that this is a ‘picture book’ written by the people in the olden days?
Maybe they don’t have the technology to make paper at that time. It’s a ruin after all.
So, they carved them into stone to spread the knowledge.
I can feel the romance behind it.
But this stone….
Rather than the illustration and words on it, I’m more interested in the stone board itself.
If my guts are correct, this stone board is made out of a good stone.
I traced it using my hand.
Un. This feeling, there’s no doubt about it.
Next, the smell. Suuu~
Fuu. The smell is unlike anything.
It has the smells of the most excellent lime and iron.
The material is perfect.
I can assure you that this stone is a good one.
Trust me, I ate stone and soil.
With that over with, itadakimasu.
Hm? Why I do a review about it just now?
If there’s a stone right before you, for the sake of romance, would you immediately eat it?
What I’m rambling about.
Crunch Crunch Crunch
Un, I was correct about it. This is the most excellent dish.
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At the next moment.
An astounding amount of knowledge and information flowed into me.