Chapter 2: The Earth Dragon is hungry.
Well, let’s assess the situation first.
I will tell you what exactly happened.
That day, I was sleeping soundly in my home, and when I woke up, I hatched out of an egg and became a dragon.
Saying so myself, even I can’t understand it.
I can’t understand why I would be wearing a costume either.
Of course, there’s no zipper on the back.
All the limbs, which are different from a human, move accordingly to my will.
This means that this is definitely my body.
I am the dragon, and the dragon is me.
What am I saying…
Anyway, what should I do now?
I look around only to find rocks and wither trees on the desert which seems to go on endlessly.
It’s a sight similar to the Grand Canyon in America.
What amazing view.
This majestic view can even be registered as a natural heritage site.
Un. The scenery here is quite good.
I embraced the wrong feeling.
Actually, when I was still a member of society, I was too busy even to travel.
My belly is growling.
Anyway, let’s find something to eat.
How did I become this hungry?
But, what does this body eat anyway?
Oh, maybe I can eat this.
I look at the eggshell near my feet.
Isn’t there an animal that eats their own soft eggshell as soon as they hatched?
Am I wrong? Or was it the insect?
Well, let’s not worry about that. Let’s eat something for now.
If it doesn’t taste good, I can just spit it out.
As far as my eyes can see, there’s not a single fruit growing on the trees or fish swimming on the surface.
So, my only option is… Itadakimasu.
Oh my, I didn’t expect that.
It’s just like a snack and surprisingly delicious.
I got addicted to it and finished everything in no time.
This is still not enough.
Although the food feels a bit lacking, it did fill some of my hunger.
…..Should I go now?
I can’t stay here forever.
In the first place, I don’t even know where I am. I might get some information if I search around the area.
For the time being, let’s move vigilantly.
This is my first time walking on all four.
Rustling. I move my legs towards the rocky area.
If you listen carefully, you can almost hear the G note.
Hurmm, I have never been quadruped before, but somehow, I manage to do it naturally.
Why is it so? Is it by instinct?
As soon as the human was born, they will try to walk while the fish will try to swim.
Is it that kind of instinct?
Anyway, I need to find something to eat first.
Here? Is it here? Is there something here I can eat?
While I was looking around, I stumble upon an unexpected object. Laying there was a black rock.
It’s a black rock with an irregular pattern on it.
I wonder if there’s another mineral mixed in it too.
Why did I do that just now? Why did I swallow my own saliva?
There’s no way. How should I say this? Did I perhaps think that… that rock, is delicious?
While I was still in disbelief, I approached the rock.
Slightly knocking, I touched the surface of the rock.
Yup. No matter how you look at it, it’s just a regular rock.
But why is it increases my appetite so much?
I tried licking it once.
MUNCH! MUNCH! MUNCH!
…It’s very tasty.
Somehow, I got hooked on eating a rock.
Does it have something to do with this body?
That means I am a dragon that eats stone!
This is the first time I heard of this!
When I noticed it, all the black rock around me seems to have gone now.
Since I’ve eaten all of it.
They were delicious. It was better than I expected.
I never ate such delicious food before, even in my previous life.
Not to mention, it also provides all the nutrition I needed.
It feels like I’m eating a nutritious bento from the convenience store.
The taste lingered in my mouth for a while.
Aah, I feel so satisfied.
My belly is now bulging after all of that. I should go to bed now.
Let’s sleep first and think later.
Well then, good night.