Chapter 19: Dragon’s Nest
Huh? Why is it all of a sudden… Ning Chu opened the taming manual, and Cubbie’s details page had changed.
Age: Exceeds System Limit
Species：Dark Abyss Dragon
Innate skill：Dark Enchantment Magic
Seeing the innate skill in the last column, Ning Chu’s footsteps stopped.
Was it a coincidence? Dark enchantment magic was very rare in any race, and he just learned about Wuuth’s innate skill today, and now seeing Cubbie’s stats…
The fact that Cubbie was already with him and it was at the bottom of the profile card, Ning Chu hadn’t paid much attention to it before and wasn’t sure when the profile card information was updated.
Wuuth… and Cubbie…
Ning Chu hurriedly dismissed the increasingly outrageous speculation in his head, shutting down the game with the intention of returning to the Academy first.
But once that idea surfaced in his mind, it became uncontrollable.
In addition to the same innate skill, Wuuth and Cubbie also seemed to be quite similar in personality.
When Cubbie first hatched, he was very cold, he didn’t like interacting with anyone, and then softened his attitude towards Ning Chu, but then Ning Chu disappeared.
After he got Cubbie back, he was worried that he would get angry with him, but he didn’t.
He stayed at home every day and even came to sleep next to him at night.
Didn’t Wuuth also…
No! Stop it!
How could Wuuth be Cubbie? How could his dragon turn into a human? This wasn’t a mentioned feature in the game when he drew the card with kryptonite.
Although, there were a lot of things about Wuuth that made Ning Chu feel strange and didn’t make sense…
Ning Chu found an empty place to take off his mask, changed his jacket, and went back to the Academy absent-mindedly.
Before entering the school, he went to the bulletin board to check the information brought back by the others today.
The situation in the residential area to the north was almost stable.
A new dragon’s nest was found near the Nuba River, waiting to be moved.
The word “dragon’s nest” made Ning Chu a little concerned, as the presence of a dragon’s nest not only meant that there was a group of dragons nearby, but also that there must be dragon eggs or juvenile cubs in the nest.
Recalling the trap that used dragon eggs as bait, Ning Chu’s face sank slightly.
Rashly attacking or entering the nest might lead to fierce retaliation from the dragons, and the others shouldn’t dare to act rashly for the time being.
Ning Chu hesitated for a moment, wrote down the location of the dragon’s nest, and turned around to leave.
Bowen was very curious and puzzled by the fact that he wasn’t in class this time and wasn’t called to the office by the teacher anymore, but instead returned really late every day.
While Ning Chu was washing up, he came to the balcony and said, seemingly unintentionally, “What have you been up to lately? I haven’t seen you back for lunch.”
Bowen thought at first that Ning Chu had found a new friend, but he hadn’t seen him get close to anyone in a while, only his mysterious whereabouts were unusual.
He suddenly felt that Ning Chu had changed a lot compared to before.
His face was still the same face, his innate skill was still at the bottom, he still spoke gently and mildly, but his temperament was different.
If he thought about it… the first time Ning Chu came back from Enigma Forest, he said he had lost his memory.
Bowen’s eyes were puzzled under his glasses, and for the first time, he took a good look at his roommate, who lived with him every day.
“Something happened recently,” Ning Chu put his towel away and almost bumped into Bowen when he turned around, “…Why are you looking at me like that?” Ning Chu raised his hand and touched his face, “Do I have something on my face?”
He looked open, and didn’t look like there was anything wrong with him, so Bowen’s doubts were dispelled.
He was right in front of him, and he was just holding a towel to wipe his face, so who else could be pretending to be him?
“I’m just worried about you,” Bowen followed Ning Chu into the room, “You’re not attending class, what if you don’t have enough credits to graduate? I don’t think food is covered for students who repeat a grade…”
Ning Chu stood by the bed and arranged the curtains, “I talked to Clark, she agreed to let me take a leave of absence… I can find a chance to make up the credits later.”
As for what exactly he was working on, he didn’t mention it, and Bowen had the sense to shut up.
Since Clark had agreed, Ning Chu was reluctant to talk about it, so he guessed it was something difficult to talk about.
He patted Ning Chu’s shoulder and went back to his bed.
Ning Chu waited for him to lie down before pulling open the bed curtain and entering.
The three little dragon cubs were crouched in a row by the pillow.
Fifth Cub had just finished eating a small handful of oat grass under the care of the other two, and was licking her paws.
Ning Chu picked up Fifth Cub, checked the small wings on her back, and poked her round belly.
Compared to the time when she first broke her shell, the scales on Fifth Cub’s limbs had become darker, and the middle one on her back was the same.
She seemed to be growing faster than before in the game, it had only been a few days, but she felt heavier to hold.
Ning Chu was satisfied with Fifth Cub’s current growth status, he squeezed the soft dragon claw in his hand and gave Fifth Cub a kiss on the top of her horn.
He put Fifth Cub down and let her play on her own, then turned his head to find the little black dragon rubbing up against him.
The black-colored dragon cub crouched down with his wings tucked away, looking like a small black cat.
Ning Chu also wanted to hug him, his hand reached halfway but then suddenly stopped.
Somehow, he inexplicably thought of Wuuth… He thought of the way he had eaten half of the unpalatable rabbit at noon today.
And the outrageous guesses and comparisons in his mind before he returned to the Academy.
One was a living human being, the other was a small dragon cub, two completely different individuals slowly overlapping in his eyes.
Ning Chu was a little awkward, like he was hugging Wuuth… so he retracted his hand.
The little black dragon had low air pressure, it clearly saw Ning Chu’s action, how come he suddenly wouldn’t hug him? When he was a human, he couldn’t figure out how to turn back into a dragon and become like this.
Ning Chu finally just rubbed his head, and arranged the blanket to prepare for sleep.
The little black dragon looked at him sullenly and went back to the corner alone.
When Third Cub saw that he had left, he immediately fluttered onto Ning Chu and rolled around, begging to be patted.
Although he could follow Ning Chu out openly, he didn’t have time to play at all, okay? He needed to hide in his clothes, but he needed to be cuddled too!
Ning Chu caught Third Cub and leaned over the bed to scratch his chin and the soft scales on his belly.
The little black dragon turned his back to Ning Chu and was resting on his back, with the tip of his tail moving occasionally.
The next morning after Bowen left the dormitory, Ning Chu took the initiative to come over to the little black dragon.
He touched the little black dragon’s tail, “Cubbie?”
After getting up from a nap, Ning Chu figured it out.
He still thought that the idea of associating Wuuth with Cubbie was outrageous, and if his dragon could really turn into a human, how could Third Cub not tell him and need to change back to his juvenile form to hide his whereabouts? More importantly, how could he leave Cubbie out in the cold because of an uncertain guess? Wuuth was Wuuth, and his dragon was his dragon.
The little black dragon swept Ning Chu a faint glance with little reaction.
Ning Chu forced him into his arms and buried his face in the coolness of his neck, “Cubbie?”
The little black dragon was caught off guard, his tail tensed up straight, then slowly relaxed.
Ning Chu had enough, while stroking the little black dragon’s horns, said, “Cub, I finally learned what your innate skill is yesterday.”
The little black dragon was alert, and his dark red eyes were suddenly raised.
“It’s dark enchantment magic, right?” Ning Chu didn’t notice the little black dragon’s unusual behavior, as he continued talking to himself, “My cub is really powerful… But I still can’t make a contract with you.”
Cubbie’s species and innate skill had been unlocked, but there was still no option for him in the contract service.
The little black dragon clasped Ning Chu’s top under his paws and started to get nervous.
Ning Chu was still in doubt as to why he couldn’t sign a contract with Cubbie, and he was running his hand along the little black dragon’s spine, “If I can’t sign one, forget it… I haven’t seen you as an adult yet, you must be very beautiful and powerful.”
Third Cub’s adult form was a real dragon, and Cubbie, as a legendary with a higher rarity than it, deserved to be stronger.
He took the three dragons and hid them in the school, but felt like he wronged them.
When the right time came, he wanted to go back to Dragon Island to see everyone…
The little black dragon was still in the midst of tension when Ning Chu suddenly talked about this, and he wasn’t sure if Ning Chu had found out his identity.
Was that why he didn’t hug him last night? But now Ning Chu’s attitude seemed to be different.
Ning Chu had something very important to do today.
He put down the little black dragon, got up and changed his clothes to get ready to leave.
He took Third Cub with him and left enough food for the two dragons guarding the house before heading out.
As soon as Ning Chu left, Wuuth took his human form in the dormitory.
He didn’t hesitate for long, but still picked up Fifth Cub and loaded up the oat grass.
In any case, Ning Chu and he had agreed yesterday that they would go out together even if his identity had been exposed.
The two went out one after the other and met in front of the school.
Ning Chu was obviously waiting for Wuuth and waved at him from afar when no one was looking.
Ning Chu made sure Wuuth saw him, then walked to an out-of-the-way spot and changed his jacket to hide Third Cub, just as Wuuth came by.
“I’m going over to the Nuba River today, are you coming?” Ning Chu took out his mask.
Wuuth responded, “Yes.”
He watched Ning Chu’s expression carefully and was slightly relieved to see that he wasn’t angry and didn’t mention the dragon or dark enchantment magic.
Ning Chu’s words in the morning before he left should just be coincidental.
‘Ning’ was mysterious and possessed strange powers, and Wuuth had always known that.
He had resurrected Little Five, made unheard of contracts with other dragons, and now could learn of his magical innate skill, which wasn’t normal.
As for his identity…
Sooner or later, it wouldn’t be able to remain hidden.
Wuuth watched as Ning Chu put on his mask and stood silently in place.
As a “human” and Ning Chu’s contact, the feeling of dragon type was completely different.
Perhaps because Ning Chu was now a human, he was also a “human” and was treated as such by Ning Chu.
When he was in dragon form, he was no different from other dragons in Ning Chu’s eyes, they were all his “cubs”.
So, Wuuth wasn’t going to confess for now.
Ning Chu put on his mask, “Let’s go.”
Nuba River was in the north, the road had been cleared of magical beasts for a long time, so they could directly head to their destination without walking, so Ning Chu proposed that they could ride Wuuth’s contracted beast.
Wuuth naturally had no problem with it and released the Dwarf Dragon.
The second time he stepped on the dragon’s back, Ning Chu was much more skilled and wasn’t as unstable as yesterday.
Wuuth stood behind him as usual, he was half a head taller than Ning Chu and wouldn’t be blocked from view.
On the way, Ning Chu asked Wuuth, “Did you read the bulletin board yesterday? A dragon’s nest was found near Nuba River.”
“A dragon’s nest?” Wuuth frowned.
“Yes,” Ning Chu tentatively said with a slight sideways glance, “If the nest can’t be transferred successfully, they may just clear it… Including the young dragons in the nest.”
He had to find a way to take the dragons and their hatchlings before that happened, and with Wuuth around, maybe he could help.
Although Wuuth had a dragon as a contracted beast, he still had to confirm Wuuth’s attitude towards dragons.
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