Chapter 2

Chapter 2

I can feel the tightness in my chest as I force my legs to move. I don’t even notice that I am still pulling the cart, with its god-knows-where contents, nor that my fingers had dug into the hard wood leaving behind deep gouges.

“Uaaah!” a startled gasp escapes my lips as I get my first glimpse of what has befallen the village.

“Ogre,” the word comes out of my mouth as my feet come to a halt in front of the brutish creature.

Ogres were man-like creatures that stood on average of eight feet tall. With light brown or dark green skin as tough as a hardened leather they were a brutish race that lived and hunted in families with one male and many females. Skyler had heard of them but it had been more than twenty years since they had been spotted this far south.

As I look in the large dark eyes of the monster it lets off a devious grin showing a row of pointed teeth as it raises a large club above its head. My knees shake as I jump away from the creature and landing hard on my side. The club hits the ground hard less than a foot away the impact sending small tremors into the ground. Scrambling to my feet, I rush between near by houses and run as fast as I can toward my home.

On my way home, I notice more than a dozen ogres along with numerous goblins fighting against the struggling townsfolk. My thought does not sway into thinking about helping because I was too busy fixated on getting to the small house near the center of the village. As I draw close, I see a small lifeless body with long blonde hair lying just outside the door the house and my blood runs cold.

Approaching slowly, large tears can’t help but run down my cheeks as I walk. I know that it’s a woman. I know that she has the same hair as my mother. I also see that she is wearing the same dress my mother had on this morning. However, parts of me still refuse to accept the truth. Shaking like a twig in a windstorm, I reach out my hand and touch the shoulder of the woman and turn her over onto her back.

“M-mother…” the words escape my lips as my hand lightly touches her face. My tears land on my mother’s face as I look toward the clear sky. Pulling mother to my chest, my body trembles as I hug her lifeless body. My thoughts were already in disarray.

“I…I promise I wont let father cut my hair again…I’ll run away if I have to… I’ll keep it long just like you like it…I’ll even cross dress if you want…I’ll be the nicest daughter ever…just please, please, wake up!” I beg, while brushing my hand against her cold cheek, and wipe away the tears.

As he looked at his mothers lifeless face, he remembered that every night she had brushed his hair. During those hours, he had always talked lovingly with his mother. As he thought that he would never again hear her soft voice, a coldness swept through his body.

The sound of footsteps approaching slowly behind me as I cry with my mother cradled in my arms. Turning my eyes ,I see an ogre coming toward me with a vicious grin on its face as if it’s enjoying my struggle against the truth. Looking into the creature’s face, my chest suddenly feels as if it’s on fire.

“Why?” I ask tearfully as my heart screams out for an answer.

Suddenly, I start to rise off the ground with tendrils of silver and blue lighting-like energy pours out from my body. Surprised, I tighten my grips and holding on to mother more tightly afraid that I would drop her. I don’t care what is happening, all I can feel is hate towards the creature in front of me. I notice hesitation in the ogre’s eyes as it raise its head looking at me. The joyful expression on its face is gone, replaced by confusion and a hint of fear.

Sky didn’t care about the Ogre at that single moment he wanted everything to disappear. He just wanted for his mother to open her eyes.

Closing my eyes and holding my mother tightly, I forget about the world.

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Lex saw the signs of trouble coming from the village when he topped the last hill. Urging his earth dragon, he only hoped that he could reach them in time to help, but he was still nearly half an hour away.

A fifteen minutes after the first signs of smoke had risen into the sky, a large blue and silver form appeared, looming over the town. Even at a distance, Lex could make out the beast clearly. After nearly twenty years serving as a Dragon Knight, Lex was convinced nothing could surprise him but what he saw and the power he felt nearly made him release his bladder.

Towering over the village, a large dragon he had never heard of before let out a roar of pure energy. At first, he had thought that this would be an easy assignment even when taking on alone. Now, Lex wasn’t sure if even the Royal Dragon Corps could win if there were to confront the dragon. However, he pushed aside his fear and carry on to his duty, urged his dragon go faster.

He lost track of how much time passed but suddenly, the blue and silver dragon started to flicker and disappear as if it were made of smoke. He was close now, and could see two small forms floating down from where the beast had been.

“What in the hell…”

Lex said as he looked upon what had once been a village. Most the houses had been reduced to piles ashes and those that did not were now rubble lit on flame. The presence of powerful magic still hung heavy in the air as he entered the village.

“Ughhh,” Lex had to cover his nose and mouth as the smell of burning flesh assaulted him. The charred bodies of humans, ogres, and goblins littered the ground.

Within the mass of destruction, only two bodies were left untouched. Checking the two, I find a child, surprisingly a boy, holding on to the lifeless form of a woman, possibly his mother. From the boy’s body, small sparks of blue and silver energy cracking out at random, eventually stopping after sometime. I have seen a lot of magic in my life and knew instinctively knew that the dragon before had been made by this child. Cold sweat pour from my body just looking at the aftermath. Gripping the hilt of my sword, only one thought crosses my mind.

“This child–is a threat.”

Before I have a chance to pull my sword free from its scabbard, I am knocked to the ground and surprise to find my dragon standing between me and the child when I get up.

“Gorith get out of the way.”

I order the dragon but for the first time in my life, Gorith refuses to obey. The dragon was bonded to me and should he or I die, the other would follow. But looking at Gorith, I knew that should I advance, my life would be forfeited.

“Fine.” I say after a tense moment and let go of the hilt.

I proceed to give the supposed mother a proper send of to the afterlife by burning her remain. After that, I decide do a search for survivors, but reconsider when remembering that all the corpses I saw since I enter the village’s vicinity were all sizzling with smoke. The chances of anyone surviving is practically zero. Feeling that there is nothing else to do here, I lift the boy up and I place him on top of my saddle on Gorith’s back.

As we left the town I wonder how I would report this incident to the lieutenant. Regarding about the boy, he has natural skills as a tamer. Gorith’s action confirmed this, but if the others know of his true strength, it will cause a massive uproar. As if reading my mind, Gorith stops and lets out a low growl.

“Ok. Let’s bring him home for now.” I reply after a heavy sigh.

I have two other children but both of them are away at school and my wife has been hoping for another. It might not be perfect but I will just have to find a way to explain what happened without mentioning the boy’s power.

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Besides the unconscious Sky, there was one lucky person that survived, the lone figure sat on the edge of the village, her eyes had long ran out of tears. She had watched as her father ran into the village leaving her behind. She was unable to move while witnessing all that happen from the moment the huge dragon appeared until it disappeared. Until finally spotting her childhood friend emerged in the dragon’s place. When everything was over, she timidly crawled toward the village looking for her father. After a long search, on the edge of the village, his body lay lifelessly on the ground with a large hole in the center of his chest. Now, unable to utter a sound nor shed anymore tear, she emptied the contents of her stomach onto the ground beside her motionless father and collapsed onto his chest as her consciousness darken.

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Author: Aoiki Strass

Translator: Binhjamin

87 Responses to Chapter 2

  1. Kygo says:

    Oh my…

    Thanks for the release!

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  2. Kaiflame says:

    Is this going to end up in tragedy or something? Because I’m getting unpleasant premonitions from this opening to the series.

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  3. canaria23 says:

    This novel is really twisted… I Love it!

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  4. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the chapter! Didn’t expect that turn out. I wonder if Milisa will be a future enemy now?

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  5. aperost says:

    Thanks for the chapter~

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  6. There’s a survivor and he missed? Too sloppy~

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  7. Whynn says:

    A tragedy in the beginning, wonder how the boy will react when he wakes up next chapter. thanks again for the chapter

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  8. AdWingsx says:

    Girl find boyfriend
    or
    Girl find archenemy

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  9. well that want to hell REALLY FAST!!!! i look forward to when the chlidhood friend appears. more than likely she will blame everything on him.

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  10. rin says:

    Thanks for the chapter! Now that we have that tragic backstory down, lets begin the adventure!

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  11. Takatathien says:

    So…did the boy killed everyone AND the girl’s father in a moment of rage? Nor did he save what was left and the father was just an unfortunate victim of the Orge?

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    • That’s the question. And it will be the deciding factor of the boy and girl’s relationship in the future. If it’s the former, even if it’s just her misunderstanding what she saw, I could easily envision her trying to stab him in the future.

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      • Binhjamin says:

        If she become an enemy, oh boy, then it WILL be ugly >.< I can already see it.

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      • Takatathien says:

        To be honest, I would rather see the girl misunderstand him and seek for revenge, get incredibly stronger and force the MC to the very edge of his strength, but the MC prevail and ultimately win, then slowly but surely the MC changes her back to how she was aka.making her fall in love with him again. That is the kind of romance story I want to see instead of girls practically throwing themselves as the MC because “he is nice”

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      • Binhjamin says:

        Dude, so far, this has the tragedy painted all over it. His bio mom x dad died, his 1st adopted mom x dad also died. What makes you think a little childhood friend will live and have happy ending? If she pursuit revenge, she will die. I’m positive about that right now.

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      • Takatathien says:

        You think so? So far, all I see is that the author is trying to build up the tragic backstory for the MC by sacrificing some of the characters that we has no time to develop any real feeling about to feel sad. Basically like how in Master of Monster, a bunch of people died in the beginning but since we don’t know them, we don’t fee sad, and from then on, no “good guys” are killed and the only person who is murdered are pervert scumbags and bad guys. I think that is the direction that this story is going to go, give a dark beginning in order to elevate the story, not necessarily go to the Akame ga Kiru route where everyone die…equally. Noted that gore and brutal sht may still happen, it just that I recognize the author does not want to make it dark and depressing like you fear it going to be. IF he truly want to make this sad and depressing, he would have kill the girl and lets the dad survive to take revenge, nor even worse, lets the girl be capture by the orges and if I learn anything from Re;Monster, that is a fate worse than death.

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      • Binhjamin says:

        No, I think that in the future chapter, we will get the MC’s family back story and it may or may not be successful at giving us the feels.

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    • Binhjamin says:

      I feel like something doesn’t add up right now since the way Mili’s dad die is weird. Orge and goblin are very savage and would leave different kind of wound rather than poking a huge hole in your body. They would more likely beat you to death then cut you cleanly.

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      • iamsleepless says:

        ^ THIS
        i felt the same way too. they use blunt weapons so he should be crushed to death or die by the impact of the blow, how the hell would he recieve a hole in the chest
        and shouldn’t have died due to mc’s magic as it burned everything so the wound is
        obviously not by him

        may be she will blame everything on mc and go down the revenge and later realize the truth

        may be the demons came this far because of someone and he is responsible for his death maybe

        and THANKS FOR THE CHAPTER XD

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  12. RKain says:

    Well isn’t this all nice and cheerful.

    My thanks to you, Binjahmin.

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    • Binhjamin says:

      What, you didn’t find his mental break down amusing? I’m reckon.

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      • RKain says:

        No, no, I assure you, ’twas the very picture of hilarity. After all, did I not say that this chapter was nice and cheerful?

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      • Binhjamin says:

        Heh~ I thought you were being sarcastic. Oh wait, am I the one being sarcastic? >.<

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      • RKain says:

        You wound me, sir / madam. I am an endless font of sincerity and goodwill to my fellows. Why, I wouldn’t know the first thing about sarcasm.
        And while I may not be certain whether or not your replies contain ought in the way of sarcasm (since, as I just said, I know not a thing about it beyond the word), I am confident in the genuineness of your statements, and in your upstanding nature. Tally-ho!

        P.S. Just realized I misspelled your name earlier. My most sincere apologies! Names are sacred; I will endeavour to use more care on future occasions.

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      • Binhjamin says:

        Ah, it’s hard to tell what’s what over the internet :P

        Name butchers, there are lots of those, I’m one of them too.

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      • RKain says:

        No harm done, m’lad. Jolly good, pip-pip, Tally-ho, and all that rot.

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  13. sherrynity says:

    Whoa that was gloomy.

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  14. nielsjuh555 says:

    Thank you for the chapter :)

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  15. Nekosama says:

    moooaarrrr

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  16. k says:

    thank for the update

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  17. Kensei Seraph says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  18. aapmens says:

    ty for this its quite interesting so far :)

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  19. goblinrou says:

    Hmm i dont see the point of becoming a tamer if he himself is a dragon…lol

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  20. gabgasa says:

    I have to admit i was not expecting the chapter 2 to be THAT good, THANK YOU for finding this treasure ahhaha keep the good work

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    • Binhjamin says:

      It’s really is a treasure, the source of this novel come from a tiny local magazine company that literally no one know. My friend was just happened to came across it and since he has relatives living in that area, he asked them to send over the raw and blah blah, I got hold of it >.<

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  21. Mark remedios says:

    Oh dear god the childhood friend just became his worst enemy

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  22. MXMach says:

    Is it strange that I can’t see the osananajimi to seek vengance against him? Reading other dark stories like this, this one seems pretty (dark) normal.

    Altho she might loathe him because of misunderstandings, I guess she will try to find him for answers, and maybe even investigate why there where ogres (and also why there was a dragon knight going towards them even before… but he was late). So I can only guess she will try to seek answers from Skyler but she will blame it all on his now adopted father, seeing as he planned it for the village to be destroyed, Skyler’s mother and her father to be casualties, and finally, robbing her from her precious (*cough* packmule *cough*) osananajimi.

    PS: Thanks for the translations as always Binh! Continue pursuing your goals (and secret agenda) for dragon dominance!

    PPS: If the BS I am guessing is true (haven’t read any spoilers yet [don’t even know is there’s a syousetsu]) then I guess I will have try to write less…,

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    • Binhjamin says:

      I can totally see from your POV. One thing though, after what happened, I really doubt there will be an ending for them in some kind of love relation, friends at best.
      P.s. No worries, there ain’t no spoiler xD latest chapter is chapter 2. I’m waiting for 3 :3

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      • MXMach says:

        Ohh nice nice. And if I can figure out some of the future events, I dare say, it won’t turn into a normal harem manga (imagines dragon-harem… [insert female dragon emperor from TnY])

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      • Binhjamin says:

        I like harem but I would like to breath some fresh air, one waifu, once in a while. I mean ryuusei and bu ni mi are both harem and I like to have a mixed of traaaaagegeeeddddeeee to counter balance >.< Who's this dragon emporor you speak of? I don't read TnY but I wanna know.

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      • MXMach says:

        No spoilers, but I will say she isn’t part of the MC’s harem, but on a rival harem ;) (doesn’t really spoil anything, since when you egt to this part of the story, it will unleash itself).

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      • Binhjamin says:

        We are still at a fresh start, no need to rush for the routes yet :D

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  23. Elsie says:

    Thanks for the chapter! I can’t wait to read the next chapter

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  24. superkuma says:

    This one looks promising..

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  25. I think he is the LUCKIEST ORPHAN EVER!!! No sooner is he orphaned then somebody else picks him up XD

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  26. Ash says:

    So depressing…
    Not the story, the fact that there’s only 2 chapters with no update in sight.
    Did you think I ment the dead people???

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  27. Aki says:

    childhood friend? more like enemy for all eternity. Tsk Tsk, you just had to kill everyone in the village, of course that probably isn’t what happened. Sadly though to make it more dramatic,the author is gonna make her see it that way. By reading what was here, it looks like an orc gouged out his chest,but childhood friend see’s him appear where the dragon disappeared, and more or less assumes he killed everyone including dear old dad.

    Or there is gonna be some douch that picks her up and “raises” her into believing that he had killed everyone. It’s interesting, but so far it’s obvious in the direction this is going. There is also the possibility that she doesn’t resent him, and is looking for him. Sadly tho that possibility is unlikely, only one way to find out.

    Stay tuned for the next exiting chapter of…Unborn ><

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  28. Glitner says:

    Eh screw the childhood freind let her die on top of her father , give him a sassy fdragon queen to play arround with when he reaches the critical level on his manhood ufuf

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  29. ryuuseigami says:

    Thanks :D
    wow~ each chapter is sort, and i have a feeling that this will become “dark” with that last part >_<

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  30. lordcattank says:

    this is getting good thanks for the chapter

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  31. jacobpaige says:

    Looks like she’ll try to kill him eventually, really no other reason for her to survive by herself.

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  32. Tomas Senn says:

    Is she going to hate him now?

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  33. littleSemanggi says:

    aaahh .. rampage.
    i wonder how the childhood friends will reunited now.
    about the father (village chief), did he also not survive?:’/
    uu… i know this is neccessary to biild plot, but mother…..

    oh, and thanks for the translation!

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