Chapter 5: A home is everyone’s dream, isn’t it?
The eggs, it was satisfying.
Un. They were tasty.
Compare to the egg I’ve eaten in my previous life, this one is thicker yet mild when you eat them. It’s just irresistible.
Without a doubt, it’s excellent.
Furthermore, the volume.
Shockingly, it’s many times bigger than an ostrich egg.
Well, compared to the taste I have when I was still a human and me now who think rock is palatable, they are totally different. So, I might be wrong about it.
But still, it really is delicious.
After that, those crazy chicks drop three more eggs onto the ground.
Indeed, all of them are tasty.
Fu~ Thanks for the meal.
Of course, it has more nutritional value than the rock. I can feel the energy flowing inside me.
Watching the nest, while waiting for the next egg to fall, their parent return. Immediately, I ran away.
It is super big.
What the hell is that?
It easily exceeds the size of the enormous black bird near the rocky mountain area.
Ten times bigger than the crow, I have a feeling it will surely turn hostile on me.
Moreover, the bird spits out fire.
Let me repeat that. It spits out fire.
Furious to see broken eggs as it returns home, it raised a cry and threatened the surrounding by spraying fire from its mouth.
But Bird-san, isn’t the culprit here is your sons?
I only ate them.
Well, let’s come back here again after it left.
Also, those idiot brothers might have dropped more after this.
If possible, I want to eat it with soy sauce, but the soy sauce isn’t from this world.
Even if there were any, I couldn’t get my hand on it since I’m a dragon.
I can’t make it myself. It’s too much trouble.
Now then, nevertheless, I have to find a bed.
Basic necessities. Important.
However, I didn’t see any cave at all.
Wilderness and rocky mountains as far as the eye can see.
There isn’t even a cave.
It would be a bad idea to stay on the ground like this.
If by any chance the bird found me, I don’t think I can win against it.
…Better yet, should I make it myself?
When you think about it, since I can now eat rock and soil, if I keep eating, I will eventually make a hole.
It’s cheap and eco-friendly.
There’s no need for a loan. Cash altogether.
What I’m saying here is I don’t have any money.
That’s why I’m gonna build it myself.
Yosh, I’m gonna do it right away.
A long time has passed since I ate the egg, my stomach now has more room for it.
I mean, the energy consumption of this body is too much.
I easily get hungry. But I’m still a baby. I think it might have something to do with my growth.
Let’s put that aside for now.
Now then, itadakimasu.
Munch Munch Munch
I ate the wall in brief.
Hmm, the rocks here are relatively easy to taste.
Its bland flavor is almost the same as the white fish from a fancy place.
This is nice, I don’t feel tired at all.
Several minutes after eating, there’s now a hole wide enough to hide my face.
This is still not enough.
At the very least, I have to make it easy for my whole body to fit in here.
Later on, I can gradually expand the place by eating the surrounding soil.
The ideal 3LDK.
Three rooms with a bath, kitchen, and toilet.
Unn, it’s every man’s dream.
When I was still a human, I didn’t even have the 1L bath, it was only a standard toilet.
The rent was cheap, but the living condition is the worst.
This is my long-awaited new start, I won’t give up.
Well, it might not make senses to build a room for a dragon, but there’s no need to dream big.
I don’t think I need the kitchen, bath, or the toilet.
No, I need the toilet. I guess my excretory system is functioning since I do have anus at the base of my buttock.
But I still haven’t used it yet.
That’s why I’ll keep eating.
For my dream home.
Munch Munch Munch
My belly has swollen.
A little exercise.
Since it got pretty big, I move around a bit.
Thud Thud Thud Thud
I tried running on two legs like a frilled-neck lizard.
…It’s no use.
What are you doing mentally old man…
Is it because of your body? Did you think you’ve become young again?
This is normal. I always like to play alone, you see.
I don’t mind a bit, at all!
Looking around restlessly.
This is weird.
After moving for a bit, I’ve become hungry again.
Seriously, this body got hungry too soon.
My energy consumption, is it good or bad?
Let’s not mind it too much.
Right now, my body feels itchy somehow.
When I scratch my body, my skin easily peeled off. What is this?!
It looks like brown leather.
Oh, molting is it?
It’s because I’m a reptile. Hmm? Is a dragon a reptile?
Peel Peel Peel
Fu~ it got cleanly peeled off.
Surely lizard and crab molt to grow, right?
Oh, looking closely, I’ve become much bigger.
The dragon is fast growing, after all. Also, I’m starving too.
Throwing away the skin in the place, for the time being, it’s now time to eat.
Ah, I need to dig some extra space since my body will get bigger every minute.
Munching my way, there’s a change in taste.
A bit mild taste.
Looking at it, the soil layer has changed to a layer of yellow ochre clay.
Fumu~ it tastes like a cream stew.
I’m cool with this.
Wait a minute.
For clay, if I don’t want to eat, I can just dig it with my hand.
The layer from before was hard, so I had no choice but to chew them. This time it will be much easier to dig using hands.
Yosh, let’s dig.
Dig Dig Dig
I dig the soil with my forefoot and scrape them out using my hind legs.
I feel like a mole.
Ah, if you write the character mole (モグラ) in kanji, it will appear as earth dragon (土竜).
Right now, that’s me. Haha.
Eat, eat, eat, dig, dig, dig.
While filling up my hunger, I keep digging through the soil.
Oh, I somehow manage to dig deep enough to keep my upper part body hidden.
If possible, I want to finish my home before sunset.
I continue to dig like crazy.
A simple job like this might fit for someone like me.