Chapter 27 – The Birth of the Silver Dragon Assassin (III)
“Yin Zhu, what happened today?”
“Yin Zhu, how strong is Miss Anya?”
“Yin Zhu, who was that woman?”
“Yin Zhu, where did you guys go?
“Yin Zhu, …”
Since leaving the Floating Orchid Pavilion, Sura’s barrage of questions had yet to stop. His exhausting bombardment lasted until they returned to the dormitory.
“Sura, I promised Elder Sister Anya not to say anything. Don’t give me a hard time, okay?” Ye Yin Zhu forced a smile, shaking his head.
“Not okay, don’t tell me that you don’t know how strong my curiosity is?! I’m concerned about you too!” Sura assumed a wronged appearance.
Ye Yin Zhu suddenly laughed. “I know a method to make you stop asking questions.”
“Eh?” Sura looked at him with discontent.
With a flash of light, a large Silver Dragon egg appeared out of nowhere into Ye Yin Zhu’s hands.
“Here. Have it; you won’t continue asking anymore questions, right?”
“You’re giving me the Silver Dragon egg? Are you sick, Mr. Loose Money Kid?” Sura looked at him, stunned.
Ye Yin Zhu shrugged and said, “It’s useless to me anyway, so I can just use it to shut you up.”
Sura bitterly laughed. “Have you ever seen an assassin with a dragon as a magical beast?”
Ye Yin Zhu shook his head and said, “I have never even seen a genuine assassin. But who stipulated that an assassin cannot have a magical dragon? It can at least protect your retreat after you finish your assassination.”
Sura widened his eyes and said, “If I have a Silver Dragon, what kind of assassin would I be? It would be better for me to be a frontliner. No need, no need, you keep it or give it to someone else.”
Ye Yin Zhu scratched his head. “Zi doesn’t seem to like dragons very much. Besides the two of you, who else can I give it to?
Sura groaned. “The many girls you know at the institution, randomly give it to one of them.”
Ye Yin Zhu’s eyes brightened. “Right! Our Divine Music division girls’ defenses are comparatively weak. If any of them have a Silver Dragon mount, then she could also bring out its effects.”
“You… you really want to give the Silver Dragon to them?” Sura suddenly realized this fool basically didn’t understand he’d said those words in a moment of anger.
Ye Yin Zhu asked in befuddlement, “Didn’t you just suggest that a moment ago?”
Sura suddenly reached out with his hand and plucked the Silver Dragon egg from Ye Yin Zhu’s grip. “I changed my mind. I want it.”
“Then I’ll give this to you as well.” Ye Yin Zhu handed over the Silver Dragon reverse scales, smiling.
“You just tricked me, didn’t you?” Sura looked at him suspiciously.
Ye Yin Zhu had an innocent look. “I didn’t! But I think with your personality, such generosity is certainly nonexistent.”
Sura stepped on Ye Yin Zhu’s foot, hard. “Poor people are not as cheap as me. Dragon Assassin; I don’t know if this new vocation will be trash or not.”
Ye Yin Zhu smiled. “Why don’t we hatch it right now and see what the baby dragon looks like?
Sura nodded and chanted the basic contract incantation everyone used. He didn’t have his own magical beast yet. With this Silver Dragon as an option, he no longer needed to hesitate in using his sole chance for a contract.
His expression became slightly grave. Biting his finger, he placed a droplet of blood onto Silver Dragon egg, which began to flicker with silver rays of light. He chanted lowly, “Using my blood as evidence, witness this permanent, ancient, invariant contract. We shall be connected in heart and spirit, our blood interlinked, for all of eternity.”
His blood quietly permeated the eggshell. The moment Sura finished his incantation, a burst of silver light surged out excitedly. He and the egg were enveloped completely, the magical elements in the air flaring up. The Silver Dragon egg released brilliant rays of light. Similar to how all rivers eventually run into the sea, these rays of light absorbed the elemental energy rampaging around.
In the depths of Sura’s soul, a strange energy was drawn out. Something seemed to have appeared within his consciousness. What seemed to be his soul spirit and blood meridians were being drawn out and released into a silvery light that held the aura of life, linking with it completely.
A light shattering sound echoed out as minute cracks began to appear at the top of the Silver Dragon egg. Immediately, the cracks enlarged, the silvery light intensifying. Cracks already covered the entire egg.
Peng. Ye Yin Zhu and Sura watched attentively as the small Silver Dragon’s head bored its way through the eggshell. Its bright, clear, moon-like eyes held bewilderment. It opened its snout and bit on the eggshell. Ka-Cha. Ka-Cha. The crisp sound continuously rang out. It was actually eating its own eggshell.
After eating the entire eggshell, the Silver Dragon’s body was gradually revealed. Stretched out, its body was probably half a meter long and covered with round, densely packed silver scales. Four tiny claws restlessly flailed around. A pair of wings lightly flapped uselessly as they gradually unfolded. It seemed that it was temporarily unable to fly. It appeared that the eggshell was a huge supplement for it. When the small Silver Dragon finished eating its eggshell, its body had clearly grown a bit.
Because of the pull of the contract, the small Silver Dragon’s clear gaze found Sura’s. It blinked its two huge beautiful eyes, using its adorable head to rub against Sura’s chest as it cried out two syllables. “Mama!” Its voice brimmed with youthfulness, though its pronunciation was still slightly unclear.
Ye Yin Zhu was stunned. Sura, who was embarrassed, was very red in the face.
“Wow, it can speak! But why did it call you ‘Mama?’” Ye Yin Zhu asked in awe.
Sura lovingly caressed the small Silver Dragon’s head. Awkwardly, he explained, “Perhaps because I am the first living creature it saw, it recognized me as its mother. Small thing, I will call you Yin Bi1 from now on, okay?”
“Eh, Sura you are too greedy.” Ye Yin Zhu fought for the small Silver Dragon’s justice on its behalf. It seemed like he epically failed, however, as the small Silver Dragon actually nodded its head in excitement. Apparently, it verily approved of this name. Ye Yin Zhu didn’t know that this kind of draconic creature and Sura had a shared interest—they both loved money. Although it was still young, it had the advanced intellect of a Silver Dragon. Its genius had already begun to emerge.
Sura smiled and said, “You see, it loves this name. It’ll be called Yin Bi.”
Since Sura was an assassin and not a mage, she didn’t have access to her own spatial dimension. She could only place the small Silver Dragon on her bed and excitedly observe this adorable little guy with Ye Yin Zhu.
“Sura, how can it speak after it just hatched?”
“You dolt! A Silver Dragon belongs to the highest ranked dragon race. Besides, legends say that they are Divine Gigantic Dragons. It’s the dragon race that reigns over all magical beasts. Naturally, it is born with intelligence. I just don’t know when it will mature.”
Ye Yin Zhu smiled and said, “No matter what you say, you are now the first Dragon Assassin on the continent, or better yet, the Silver Dragon Assassin.”
Lightly stroking Yin Bi’s scales, Sura slowly lifted his head, his luminous gaze staring at Ye Yin Zhu. “Yin Zhu, why are you so good to me? The Eternal Substitute Puppet, Angel’s Sigh, and now Little Yin. Each and every one of them is considered priceless, but you still gifted them to me easily.”
“Aren’t we friends?” Ye Yin Zhu casually said.
Sura gazed at him with a profound look. “Yin Zhu, you are a good friend. If you want to survive in this world, however, you can’t be like this. You cannot trust people this easily. In the future, you will likely suffer.”
Ye Yin Zhu smiled and commented, “I am confident in my judgement. Besides, these things weren’t freely given to you. From now on, I no longer need to feel embarrassed while I watch you clean the room or prepare a meal. Those things, including this baby dragon, cannot be equal to the meals eaten. I still hope you continue to prepare meals for me to eat.” After this, he somewhat bashfully said, “Sura, I’m hungry…”
In regards to the matter of Sura being given the Silver Dragon, Little San sees that many book friends are doubtful. Here is the explanation: first of all, the reason why Ye Yin Zhu gave away the Silver Dragon was because it would be useless for the Silver Dragon egg to stay with him, so he would naturally give it away in passing. Regarding his mere worldly possessions, he still does not currently care about it at all, and Sura just happens to be by his side. The two of them are roommates; their relationship is pretty good, so he is naturally the first choice. Secondly, here’s a bit of a spoiler later on: the Silver Dragon is not an extraordinarily powerful magical beast, to say nothing of this juvenile. Little San can’t say any more, otherwise everyone would be bored, no? Hehe. Continuing, the plot later on gets better and better. In regards to what happens later, relax everyone.
Furthermore, pertaining to the ring, Little San still hasn’t written whether or not Sura is the thief. Presumably, if Sura is the thief, in order to cherish his friendship with Ye Yin Zhu, will he come forth? He also doesn’t know how important the things in the ring are to Ye Yin Zhu. What he cares about even more is how Ye Yin Zhu sees him. Just taking out the ring and returning it to Ye Yin Zhu could destroy their friendship. What can Sura do? Therefore, because of this fear, he most likely won’t come forth. This bit of Little San’s plan is still relatively rational.
Han, I feel like I spoke too many spoilers. Everyone continue to watch. Soon, Episode 5 will begin, and Episode 5 is the largest climax of the first book. Hehe.
- (cackles. |银币| yín bì means “Silver Coin”) ↩