Ch. 193 Partner

“Guauu!”

What? What is this girl… Just why are you being intimidating?

Lifting my forefoot, I grab the other head and keep it away from me. It’s good that I can control my body, at least. After evolving, my new partner suddenly tried to devour me!

“Guauu! Guauu! GuaaAAa!”

Just a moment! Don’t roar so loudly into my ear! I’m only doing this because you’re loud and scary! If you do not bite or come near, then I will release you.!

“Guau…”

Regardless of whether my intention was understood or not, my partner becomes quiet. Good. I gently release my hold.

“Guaaaa!”

Immediately, she bites onto me again. What is wrong with this person… Once more, I quickly hold down her head with my forefoot. It might be better if I do this for a little while. I’ll have to hold it for a while. It’s dangerous to release my grip.

Dammit. Was this evolution a bad idea after all? The thought of [[Voice of God]] holding its stomach and laughing irritates me. Please take this seriously.

For the time being, I can be relieved as long as I keep hold. I should report to Ball Rabbit and Adofu that I was able to evolve without problems. Even if they expected it, I think my sudden change in appearance could still cause them to be uneasy. I turn my eyes to look at them.

Ball rabbit narrows its eyes and shakes its small body.

“Pefuu…”

It breathes a sigh of contempt. What? I’m desperate here.

Moving on to Adofu, he is reaching for his sword while glaring at the second head.

W-wait! Don’t cut it! Surely this girl is a good child! Even a bad girl can be rehabilitated! Don’t kill this girl!

Though it’s sometimes good to remove the bad parts, this head is now a part of me. I can’t think of a solution just yet. For some reason, I have a strong urge to resist.

“Guau…”

It’s probable that my companion’s abilities would be lost if she was removed. What? Is it okay to release my hold on her? While being on guard, I slowly pull back my forefoot. Our eyes meet for several seconds, before she abruptly turns her face away.

Th-this is going to be tiring… I don’t like the thought of changing seats with the one next to me. This is closer to sharing a room than sharing a body.

I wonder if it’s possible to use [[Telepathy]]. As I wonder, Ball Rabbit is already communicating with her as she’s roaring a lot. She responds with a voice, but half the time, it seems like she’s just playing around. This is a strange conversation, but at least it seems as though they’ve reached some sort of decision.

Hey, can you hear me?

“… …”

I’m completely ignored. What do I do with this partner… She’s a bit imperfect compared to other creatures, you know?

“First of all, is everything alright? Do you understand me? Please lightly roar.”

Adofu stops reaching for the sword when he hears my voice.

“Guuu…”

I expected the voice of an Ouroboros to be high-pitched, but it seems only my companion’s cries were like that. The Evil Plague Dragon’s voice was also a little high-pitched.

“…Are you unable to move your head?”

“Guoo…”

Yes, unfortunately it seems impossible, I confirm.

“I-is that so…”

After a bit of hesitation, Adofu withdraws the hand that was reaching for the sword.

Ball Rabbit looks at me with dead fish eyes.

…A-anyways, let’s think about what should be done next.

My present status will not be enough. My HP and MP went up, but my defense is not very high. That hero could defeat me with a single attack. The number of heads has increased, but there is clearly no cooperation. It’s possible that someone is pulling my leg. This will be a hindrance in the battle with the hero. I’ll seriously be sent flying once I’m in his field of vision.

Once again, it is necessary to go to the red ants’ nest.

The ants themselves don’t yield much experience. Instead, I need to obtain it from their queen. There is no doubt that a leader is commanding their movements. It is the nature of ants to have a queen, after all. Surely it will give out an abundant amount of experience.

The red ants’ combat abilities should be greatly diminished, and my strength should jump up from the continuous battles. As my level increases, I’ll reach my previous level of strength quickly. I’m an A-rank anyway. I think it should go well.

But, in order to go into the red ants’ nest, Ball Rabbit’s [[Light]] will be necessary. Today, I will go hunting to raise my level in preparation for battling the red ants. Meanwhile, I think the ball rabbit and Adofu should take it easy and rest. Tomorrow, I will defeat the queen ant to raise my level more, and then enter Haranae.

I would like Adofu to help, but… His dominant arm has become useless. It’s unreasonable to make him go, only for him to become a sacrifice. Without Adofu, I would have already died once the red ants had assembled.

It seems like he can still do everything like before, only he doesn’t have as much power. Though I have never used a sword, I understand that it is a fatal wound for a swordsman.

…Because I became a dragon specializing in recovery abilities, I may get an ability to fix Adofu’s arm.

It may be better to have him wait outside when we enter the nest of red ants. Because he’s still able to swing a sword, he still has combat potential, but I can’t expect him to perform as well as the last time.

It might be harsh, but it is probably best for Adofu to hear this now. If he feels that he’ll become a burden, Adofu will probably step back. I have come to understand him these past few days. It is impossible for Adofu to be unreasonably selfish and he is experienced enough to know his limits. I know he has more determination than I do.

“Guou…”

“Pefuu…”

(What will you do?…)

Adofu lowers his gaze as he looks at his right hand. After that, he bites his lips and slowly shakes his head.

“I’m sorry, but… I do not have much strength. Nevertheless, if you want me to accompany you, I will come along. But if the time comes, I want you to abandon me if something happens.”

…Is he no good, after all? It seems that Adofu will be outside keeping watch. While he may be attacked by monsters out in the desert, Adofu should be able to repel them.

For now, I will go hunting alone to see how I have changed.

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21 Responses

  1. Finally a new evolution, i thought the other head would have some sort of control over the body but it seems that “she” can only control her head and neck. (How did he know it was a female head? 0.o)

    Its probably meant to be some sort of support head and her biting was probably because she doesn’t have any control over the body at all and that makes her overbearingly depending on the original host of the body, my guess is that she tried to dominate her other half and take control over their body but was humiliated by being pushed down with just the claws and wasn’t even taken seriously.
    Its probably gonna take some time before they could work together or even gain each others trust but it will probably happen, She might even get a body of her own one day and become a possible mate if it were like the more common novels since the black lizard is as good as out of the picture already.
    Edit* Or maybe she is the one on his neck? A pissed off wife that’s been looking forever to find him again and the only one who knows is the rabbit with their dead eyes looking at the dragon like he has done something horrible.

    Anyway, i hope that Author-san wont go back to those drawn-out chapters again, that hunt was nearly enough to fill an entire book of what-if situations.. Oh well.

    Thank you for the chapter and the treat. (^_^)/

    • hate to tell you but with animals play biting is used to display affection and if mc is male then by the description of his race other dragon is female and she most assuredly likes her other half a lot causing ball rabbit to hate her

  2. A good start with a bad support…
    And I hope the other head is not an annoyance… It’s a dangerous move to have a double edged sword right on your neck

  3. I was hoping the other head was still the MC but with other personality due to different gender. They shared the memory too.

    But it seems like It’s described as Roomate. Where did she come from anyway? If she didn’t have MC memory, she would be completely new? She is like the newborn dragon?

  4. Sometimes I think this MC is too dumb or the world’s setting isn’t clear enough… Is he able to understand her growls? They’re dragons from the same race, so they should speak the same language. Yet he didn’t try to talk to her at all, simply “thinking” what he wanted to tell her… That’s stupid, if they could communicate through telepathy that would be obvious right away.

    Then about Adofu… Didn’t he get High Rest with the evolution? Why didn’t he try to heal Adofu’s arm before thinking that he might “get an ability to fix Adofu’s arm” in the future?

    Regarding the Human Transformation, I expect him to simply be a person with androginous face sharing the same brain. It would be a major trolling (so not too unlikely) that he became a person with two heads.

    • It was explained a couple of chapters ago that Rest can only heal injuries in the way someone’s own body would, by resting long enough. High Rest seems to be simply a more powerful version of Rest, so the same restrictions probably apply.

  5. I hope that he’ll try out human transformation before going to haranae so we can see how his new roomie will affect that skill. Also, why isn’t he trying to heal Adofu’s arm? And how about asking the ball rabit to teach him how to cast light? Or try getting a night vision skill in case leveling whistle to get echo location won’t work.

  6. I wonder when we’ll see what skills his new roommate has. If they are sharing the ones he had before the evolution, then how come she can’t speak? Anyway, heading back to the ant nest for the ant queen is a good idea. Just keep using greater rest for healing yourself while spamming skills, not worrying about running out of mana.

  7. How does a head have a gender? I thought they both share a body, hence, share the same genitals and therefore the same gender…

  8. Yeah, the explanation of the evolution he chose said that an ouroboros is a hermaphrodite. But maybe one of the heads is more masculine and the other more feminine. Or it’s just a mental thing since he used to have only one gender and needs to get used to it.

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