Chapter 253 – Girl and egg – Part one
I’m sending magic energy to the egg I got from Mister Douroean.
It’s a big, big egg.
It moves sometimes, and I can’t wait to see what comes out of it.
This reminds me of when I used to send magic energy to the spirit tree.
Back then I was doing it to help the spirit tree recover, and now it’s to help this egg hatch.
I really can’t wait for it to hatch.
This warm feeling is spreading deep inside my chest.
(Lerunda, it looks like you’re having fun.)”
(I wonder what’s going to come out.)”
“Guruguru, rurururururururururu (Once it hatches, will it be like a little brother or a little sister)”
Say the gryphons around me.
They sound amused.
I’m sitting underneath a tree sending magic energy to the egg, surrounded by gryphons.
Mister Villa is watching over us too.
Everyone wants to be present when the egg hatches.
The weather is nice.
It feels good to take it easy underneath the warm sunlight.
The gryphons here with me are Ryon, Ruma, and Rema.
They all look excited about this.
I’m excited too.
Also, I’ve decided on what to name this dragon.
I don’t know if it’s going to be a boy or a girl, so the monsters I named and I thought it would be nice if it was something that worked either way.
I decided to name this dragon Doanea.
It’s not easy to decide what to name someone.
I basically just chose that name because it feels right, but when I told it to the egg, the way it shook a little made me think it’s happy with it, so I don’t think there’s a problem.
I’m sure if the egg didn’t like the name it would object more intensely.
Mister Douroean said I can form a contract, but is the dragon that’s going to come out of the egg going to want to form that He also said the dragon can forcibly annul it if it really wants to, but I think I’m going to be sad if it doesn’t look like it wants to form one right from the start.
Thinking about all this makes my heart race.
“Gurugurururu, ruru (What do you think it will be like, Lerunda)”
“Hn, I don’t know.
But I’m going to be happy anyway.
It’s a new friend.”
I don’t know what this dragon will be like.
Mister Douroean said it’s a separate body, but not the same being.
How different is it going to be from Mister Douroean
I’m thinking of going to see Mister Douroean again after it hatches.
It’s not really a child, but it’s kind of like one, so I’m sure Mister Douroean will want to see it too.
“Gaius What is it”
“I heard you were here sending magic energy to the egg, so I came here to watch because I’m not doing anything else.”
Gaius suddenly shows up as I talk with the gryphons.
He looks very interested in the egg too, and comes to watch me send magic energy to the egg from time to time.
“What do you think it will be like”
“I don’t know, but I can’t wait to see.
Be Doanea’s friend too, Gaius.”
“Yes, of course.”
Gaius says as he smiles.
His kind smile makes me feel at ease.
A lot has changed since we first met, but I think his smile is the same.
This makes me happy, and I smile too.
“What is it”
“I really like, your smile.”
“…Wha What’s that all of a sudden”
Ah, Gaius is embarrassed.
His ears and tail are twitching, and it still makes me want to touch them.
I pat Gaius’ body when he’s in his wolf form, but not his ears and tail.
I wonder if they feel even better than they did before.
I stare at them without noticing it, and when I realize what I’m doing I shake my head and focus on the egg.
The egg feels cold, and once I reach a certain amount of magic energy, I decide to stop for the day.
But then something unexpected happens.
I hear a crack.
I immediately look at the egg, and so does everyone else.
I see a crack.
This never happened before, no matter how much magic energy I sent into it.
Does it mean it will hatch soon
Then the crack starts growing.
Ah, it’s hatching.
I send more magic energy.
Cracks start appearing all over the egg, and it finally hatches.
I hear as I see a couple of black eyes seeing the world outside the egg for the first time.
This being is covered in black scales, and has tiny wings.
I think those will have to get bigger before they can be used to fly.
I can see fangs, but they aren’t sharp yet.
A tiny dragon is in front of me.
—Girl and egg – Part one
(The miko continues to send magic energy to the egg, and it hatches.)