Chapter 8: I’m not insensible! I didn’t know I’m a dungeon maker.
I wonder how long it has been?
I don’t remember how many days have passed since I decided to withdraw underground.
Actually, to tell you the truth, it’s frustrating to count the days for a month or so.
In this world, there’s no clock or calendar.
You can only tell the time by looking at the position of the sun.
However, it isn’t accurate.
So, it’s natural to lose track of time with it.
The people in the past are truly amazing.
It’s common for me to wake up from a nap and realize it’s already morning.
As you would expect, there’s no holiday.
In my early days as hikikomori, I always look outside from the peephole I’ve made at the entrance once a day.
While doing so, I will place a stone, which has been scraped off using my fang, near the entrance as a calendar.
Repeating the cycle of peeking outside and placing a stone in the course of a day, I tried to maintain my biological clock. However, as I ate more and more soil and got deeper into the layer of earth, it became a hassle for me to return to the entrance. That’s why at the end of the day, I quit.
Aah, you’re such a useless person. Wait, I’m not saying it’s your fault dragon me.
Stop pointing fingers.
That’s because no matter how much I dig, it basically never ends!
I can’t stop digging!
I want to eat more!
I couldn’t help myself!
So, while I was eating, I’ve noticed two things.
First, the simplicity of the taste.
The deeper the soil is, the delicious it becomes.
Or more umami should I say?
But what happened to the soil and nutrient inside it?
Anyway, digging forward, as I get deeper into the underground, the taste and quality of the soil improved.
Next is the gem, or the gemstone to be precise.
The more I dig, the more it came out.
Among them, there’s even my favorite gemstone like ruby, sapphire, emerald, and diamond.
There are also other minerals too, but I don’t what they are called since I don’t know much about it. As I keep digging, I found more of them.
They are delicious.
Ordinary soil and rocks are considerably tasty, but they are nothing when compared to the gemstone.
It’s undoubtedly is nutritious for the dragon. Eating crystal ore is much better.
Also, each time I eat the gemstone, I can feel some kind of power flowing inside me.
If I eat ruby, it will make my body warmer.
If I eat sapphire, it will make my body cooler.
If I eat emerald, it will make my body feels lighter.
Something along like that.
The other crystal ore is quite delicious too.
Well, doing such thing as digging and eating, my home now had turned into a beautiful place.
Although it’s not as good as the mansion, I have no problem with it.
First of all, the floor.
For now, it only has 10 levels, but there will be an extension in the future.
It’s about 100 meters below the ground.
Doing it my way, I have the whole place expand after digging at a certain depth.
Each floor is roughly the size of the school ground.
Instead of one big room, it’s divided into several smaller rooms.
Otherwise, the ground will become loose and collapse.
I never thought my knowledge in construction from my previous life will come in handy in a place like this.
That’s because when I was still a corporate slave, I was hammered with the design like a fool…
I didn’t think it was useful.
But still, there’s some part which reasonably well made.
If anything, it’s now better than mole hole or ant nest.
It’s my home, so I have the whole place memorized. However, without a doubt, it will be complicated if some unknown guy entered and got lost in here.
I feel nostalgic thinking back when I said 3LDK.
Dig, dig, eat, eat. Before I realized it, I’ve built such a beautiful home.
Also, I made some interior on every floor.
It’s a stone statue made by rock carving.
Living underground, I thought there’s nothing fun to do besides eating and digging. But then, I start making the stone statue.
This is surprisingly fun.
At first, I couldn’t carve the rock that well and made some failures.
However, as I was making it, I figured the trick and began to make various shapes.
I did human-shape, quadruped like dog and dragon that look just like me.
There’s also snake-shape, cat and even more. To make it look real life, I embedded gemstone into the eye socket.
By the way, right now I’m challenging myself to create a stone statue similar to Senju Kannon.
The size of it is 8 meters tall which almost the same height as the floor.
It’s the largest stone statue I ever made.
I also used plenty of mineral and gemstone for details. As a result, it turns out great and looks very delicious after it was finished.
I’m surprised by how enthusiastic I am.
However, before I knew it, the recently placed stone statue was moved to another place.
Did I move them?
1. 3LDK – Apartment with 3 rooms, a living/ dining room and a kitchen.
2. ‘Senju Kannon’ is basically a thousand arms Buddha statue.