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Chapter 16 – Wings, Please Lead Me To The Sky (Part 2)
Both me and Lefy left the cave while Iluna stayed watching the house.
“Uuh… I can’t bear the sunlight.” Lefy exclaimed.
“Coming to think of it, you barely left home these days.”
The only times I remember her leaving, was when she begged me for a very expensive sweet, so I ask her to get some DP for me in return… She is living as a NEET.1
It’s weird that she doesn’t gain any weight though, Lefy eats a lot and does no exercise, yet her body is still pretty thin… I suppose it’s because she is a dragon.
“On that matter, is your territory fine? You haven’t visited it in quite a while.” I asked.
“I secured that area because I could get some high quality honey on it. I can eat better things now, so you can do whatever you want with the territory.”
You ended up here for this kind of reason…? I was stupid to not make it part of the dungeon.
Looking at her with an exasperated gaze, I thought of saying she was absolutely hopeless, but I shrugged that thought out with a bitter smile. Then, I made my wings reappear.
“Oh… You have pretty good wings…”
I didn’t know how to feel about it, but Lefy was looking all over my them.
“Well, they’re usually a bother, so… Ah, wait, stop, do-don’t touch! It tickles!”
Lefy didn’t seem to care and kept on moving her hands through them. Apparently the wings felt as if they were made of magical feathers when touched.
When I finally got away from her, she pouted and gave up on it.
“To think they’re such splendid wings… You should keep them out all the time.”
I personally think some bird-like feathers would be better, but I suppose dragons have a different sense of aesthetics.
“Your wings are a lot prettier though?”
When I first saw Lefy, her figure truly embodied the very definition of splendor and majesty, an image fitting of a legendary dragon. Her wings left a deep impression in my mind.
Well, this majesty was already completely destroyed by Lefy’s selfish and spoiled everyday behavior.
“… Tha-that much is obvious! To-to think one such as you would try making advances on me!”
Lefy doesn’t seem to be used to praises, so she got pretty embarrassed… Wa-wait a bit, those weren’t pick-up lines!
Pl-please stop that reaction, if a beautiful girl makes such a cute reaction, I won’t know how to reply!
“… Well, you see, that is, I mean, of course there is no way your sugarless wings could possibly compare to the ones of someone as great as me, the supreme dragon would never have any competition on how incredible her wings are. S-still, if yours are a bit close to be remotely okay to me, th-that is good enough, right?” Lefy flusteredly replied.
“I-is that so? Tha-thank you.”
I didn’t quite get what she meant with the first analogy, but I think she was praising me?
“I-it’s a great honor to be praised by me, you better feel grateful!”
Lefy seems to have gone back to her normal, and then, forced a cough before continuing.
“… Well, let’s leave that as is, you have a Mana Eye, right? Activate it.”
As I nodded, Lefy made a beautiful pair of silver wings sprout from her back, they glittered and reflected the sunlight, completely opposite to my own black wings.
“Are those… The wings of your dragon form?”
“No, they’re imitations made of mana, well, their function is basically the same.”
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