Chapter 6: Usually, there’s nothing wrong with getting carried away.
I feel a sense of accomplishment.
It took me hours to dig this out.
At last, the hole is completed. I can now fit my whole body in it.
Finally, I’ve obtained my ideal home.
Well, far from calling it home, it’s just an ordinary cave.
It completely feels like a wild animal’s burrow, to be honest.
But I’m very proud of it.
In my past life, I still can’t get a house even if I try to buy it with a loan.
It was a meager salary.
I’ve been working for five years but why my salary hasn’t increased at all!
The overtime pay is fixed without overtime allowance! Not even a raise!
On the other hand, my workload just keeps increasing.
Let’s stop thinking about those empty days.
I don’t care anymore.
Anyway, I don’t have trouble sleeping here.
Over time, I’ll make a bigger bed.
Or create more rooms.
I also want to make a room to store various things like eggs and twigs.
Fufufu, my dream is getting bigger.
But it’ll be tomorrow.
Now that I’m full and tired from moving the entire day, I’m going to sleep first.
I rolled my body in the freshly made hole.
Just in case, I collapse the entrance of the hole, camouflaging it, so it can’t be seen from outside.
Poking small holes to let the air in, everything now is set.
Well then, goodnight.
Then the morning comes.
I don’t know how long I’ve been sleeping. I guess it’s already morning since the sun is coming up.
Somehow, it feels like the sun is closer. It might be afternoon already.
One more thing.
I can’t get out.
It feels like my body is jammed inside when I was asleep.
Before I went to bed, the hole is wide enough for my rounded body. But when I woke up, my body had filled up the entire space of the hole.
Unable to sleep anymore, I get up.
What’s going on?
Am I still growing?
Perhaps so. It’s only been a few days since I was born.
A baby’s growth is fast, after all.
But still, I have to escape from my home first.
Fuu, I’m out.
Looking around, with a ripping sound, my skin was torn off.
I see, so I was growing and molting during my sleep.
I really am growing quickly.
I had to expand my home after just a day.
This is unexpected.
Well, it can’t be helped anyway.
Exploring will have to wait for now.
I need to expand my home first.
I’m also hungry too.
Coincidentally, my home expansion will also be my breakfast.
Chomp Chomp Chomp
What I’m currently eating is the same type of clay that I dug yesterday.
I can dig using my hand, but since I’m currently hungry, I will eat for now.
Un, it is mild and has a liquid texture to it.
Is it possible for me to become a soil connoisseur?
Was there a soil connoisseur before in my past life?
I eat the surrounding soil to expand the place.
While I was doing so, I hit a different layer of soil.
This is… red soil?
The next soil I discovered was a layer of red soil.
Furthermore, in that layer, I found red gemstones scattered all over the place.
Not to mention, they are huge.
As I keep digging, there’s more of them.
This is fun.
I stare at the brightly shining red gemstone.
Wow, what’s this supposed to be?
Isn’t this type of gemstone is usually used in jewelry?
Doesn’t this sell for a lot? I think it does.
It may be valuable to the human, but for me now, it’s worthless.
With that said, itadakimasu~
For a dragon like me, there’s no point of keeping it.
Soil can be tasty for this body. Undoubtedly, the gemstone will be as well.
Rather, my desire of wanting to eat is leaking out.
It’s as if my body is craving for it.
Crunch Crunch Crunch
This thing here, it somehow…. Absurdly delicious!!
What the heck is this?!
This stone is incredibly delicious!
Judging by the look of it, I would’ve never imagined it to taste this incredible!
It’s mellow yet rich flavor is just like eating the best beef stew.
Moreover, I can’t get tired of it no matter how much I eat!
Seriously, what is this? It’s really delicious.
I can’t stop my hands and mouth from moving.
Every time I dig, there’ll always be more of them.
It’s as if I’m eating from the end of the pipe.
I wonder what it is?
Every time I eat the stone, I feel brimming with energy.
That’s right. It’s close to the feeling I had when I ate the egg from monstrous crows yesterday.
I’m filling myself with a lot of energy.
So, in other words, that must be it.
The stone and soil here surely must have high nutritional value!
I’m sure of it.
Also, it does not only provide me with a lot of energy but also good for digestion and absorption.
This thing is great.
Engross with it, I continue to eat.
In the process, I shed skin for a couple of times.
My body is now two times larger than I initially was.
However, as I keep eating, my body is getting warmer too.
Well, I wonder if it has some kind of effect on my blood circulation.
Lava looking with infrared rays effect to it.
Fu-, I’m about to burp.
But I’m not going to do it in my own home.
Let’s step outside first.
In the next moment, a mass of raging flame was released from my mouth.
The heavily burning flames melted the soil and rocks in the surrounding, causing the view of the scenery to distort by the shimmering hot air rising from the molten rocks.
Eeh? Wha- what’s the meaning of this?!
Just now, the fire definitely came out of my mouth, right?
Isn’t this what they call the 『Dragon Breath』?
I never played a game before, so I don’t know much about it.
I think I’ve seen it in movies before.
Amazing, so this is my breath.
Oh… Once again, I realized I’m no longer a human.
I’m gonna be honest here.
That was so cool!
Somehow, the feeling I once lost after becoming a working adult has returned to me.
I feel nostalgic about it.
Yosh! Let’s do it again.
Imagining the sense, I tried to remember back how I did it.
Un. My body temperature is rising.
The lung is getting hot. My blood is boiling. I can feel the power raging inside me.
Yosh, let’s do it!
I’ll do my best to do it in a more flashy way.
This time, a deeper breath.
Hot, the inside of my body is hot.
I can feel some kind of energy gushing through my blood vessel and twirling inside of me.
After that, it condenses and concentrates at one point.
I spit my strongest breath.
Which is a success.
A mass of flame which is several times bigger than the previous one was released, knocking down the surrounding rocks and created a massive explosion.
The whole place was then covered by a cloud of dust.
Shortly after that, the rising hot air causes a dust storm to occur.
Before long, it reaches to where I am.
However, this wind is nothing compared to a dragon like me.
The stones are hitting the scales, but it doesn’t hurt at all.
And after that, soon enough, I realized something.
Huh? Nobody was caught in that massive explosion, right?
….There seem to be no one else around here. It’s okay, isn’t it?
I think it’s okay since there were only monster crows and flying dragons when I was looking around the place yesterday.
Un. Let’s stop overthinking.
It’s okay, everything is fine.
But still, what is this feeling.
Even though I’ve spent a lot of energy just now, I don’t feel tired at all.
No, my satiety certainly has decreased, but why it feels like my body is still overflowing with power?
What’s going on?
Trying to make sure of it, I close and open my hand.
Well, I definitely feel my power surge a little while ago.
Perhaps my power rise whenever I use dragon breath.
So, if I shoot more…………… As I was thinking so, I heard a voice.
My ears. It’s a roar which could break an eardrum.
At the same time, I break into a cold sweat.
What the heck?
This is bad. I don’t know what it is, but I know it’s close.
The voice is from above.
In other words, it’s in the sky.
I look up.
Blocked by the smoke, I could see a dim figure.
There’s no doubt. That’s a dragon. It’s the huge flying dragon I saw yesterday.
Circling in the sky, it raises a shout.
This is not looking good at all.
My instinct was telling me so.
That thing is dangerous. There’s no way I can win.
Covered by the smoke, something flashed for a moment.
I was hit several times by the hot roaring shockwave.
After some time passes, I realized they were actually the flying dragon’s breath shots.