Second Life Ranker - Chapter 243.2 - The Summer Queen (8)
Team: HH, thursdays, Yahiko
[The player ‘Chimmy’ has died.]
[You have cleared a part of the quest. Hunting ‘Chimmy’ has contributed to the quest, and you have earned a large amount of mana.]
Chimmy’s death was a great shock to the Red Dragon.
The Nine Dragon Sons were the strongest in the Tower and ruled in place of the Summer Queen. Each of them had the qualifications of apostles, Lords, and supernaturals.
But such a person had died? The 81 Eyes were greatly shocked.
The problem was that this was only the beginning.
『Dammit! That damned spear again!』
The Dragon Killer shined. Every time it flashed, the Nine Dragon Sons were busy running away.
Its destructive strength was incredible, but the Devil King poison and lightning that came after it were even more shocking.
They realized that they would only be safe if they ran away from it. As they had the blood of dragons inside of them, they couldn’t escape from the curse of the Devil King Poison.
『That human doesn’t know his place!』
The fourth, Triger, kicked off from the ground and dashed at Yeon-woo. He was a 4-meter-long drake. The ground shook like an earthquake was occurring.
In front of him, Shanon, Hanryeong, and Rebecca stepped up.
『Move, you fools!!』
Triger straightened his back to take care of them in a single blow. A lashing sandstorm arose, and the horn in his nose was about to pierce them, but—
Shanon lifted his blade filled with black demonic energy, expelling fire.
and . The fire power that he stole from Bahal neutralized Triger’s attack, and a black hand came from the ground, wrapping around Triger’s feet.
Hanryeong drew two of his swords mid-air, and Rebecca quickly dropped from the sky and landed on Triger’s head.
Triger stepped on the two Undead and steadily moved forward. However, before he got to Yeon-woo, he was stopped again.
Rebecca suddenly jumped on his head, the Dragon Killer landing right in the middle of it.
. Chimmy had Acidic Poison Breath, and Triger had a strong outer layer that was as strong as steel.
The Dragon Killer exploded on his head and Wave of Fire fell atop of it, but his skin was only slightly damaged.
The Devil King Poison wasn’t able to pierce it.
『I’ll kill you!』
Learning that Yeon-woo’s attacks didn’t work on him, Triger confidently took a step.
Triger glowered at Yeon-woo with his large eyes. His vertically slit eyes flashed coldly.
But regardless of that, Yeon-woo threw another Dragon Killer at him with apathetic eyes.
『Ha! Try that a hundred more times!』
Triger just scoffed.
『Do you think…….』
『things…… like that……!』
『What is…… this』
Kwang! Kwang! Kwang! Kwang!
Triger tried to push his way forward. However, as time went on and he continued to walk, he felt something ominous.
Like he was being hit with a firm diamond hammer.
Yeon-woo continued to throw his Dragon Killers from where he was.
At first, his skin was only slightly damaged, but cracks began to form all over his forehead.
If this continued, his outer layer would be destroyed. A warning bell instinctively rang in his head.
He attempted to change direction from his anxiety, but this time, his body didn’t budge, like he was chained up.
「Mr. Triger, where are you going?」
Shanon whispered in Triger’s ear, like his hesitant attitude until now had only been a lie.
It sounded like the whisper of a grim reaper to Triger.
The shadow around his feet tied around his body. Tens of Monsters were binding him so he couldn’t move.
『F***! Let me go! I said to let me go!』
Triger cried out thinking that he was really in danger, but the Dragon Killers continued to fly through the air at him.
It landed on his forehead, more destructive than before. His broken outer skin pieces broke off.
The pieces of the Dragon Killer stuck in his skin and poisoned him.
A Wave of Fire came from the sky in the form of lightning, and his horn and forehead were completely blown away.
Crisply burnt pieces of his outer skin poured to the ground. White steam came from his head, and smoke came from his mouth and ears.
Triger collapsed helplessly to the ground.
The ground shook from his heavy weight.
Yeon-woo lifted a Dragon Killer again with the thought of ending it. Just when he was about to throw it, something suddenly popped up next to Triger and ran away with Triger in his mouth.
It was a wyvern in the form of a bird-like creature, with a long tail and horns.
It was the youngest of the Nine Dragon Sons, Tom.
He was so fast that he was already far away by the time that Shanon and Hanryeong began their pursuit.
The two undeads tried to run after him, but Yeon-woo quickly stopped them.
『Don’t chase them!』
Shanon and Hanryeong stopped in their tracks.
『It’s a shame we lost them, but try not to move from where we are. It’s important that you block anyone from approaching.』
Yeon-woo lifted his head as he gave the orders.
Far off in the distance, he could see the Summer Queen and Martial King still fighting. The Summer Queen was still destroying the stage although her wings and a leg were plucked out.
However, only the Summer Queen and the Martial King were left.
The Nine Dragon Sons and the 81 Eyes who joined the fight to help the Summer Queen couldn’t be found.
They had left because of the Dragon Killer.
And this was what Yeon-woo was aiming for. The Summer Queen left on her own, and there was no one left to bother his hunt.
Yeon-woo stretched his hand to where the Dragon Killers were propped in the ground. He had 8 of them left.
‘In this battlefield.’
He lifted one of them.
‘I’ll catch her.’
The buffs that Brahm and Boo were giving him twisted his body, and he was healed by Regeneration.
He gripped the Dragon Killer tighter.
* * *
Thump. Thump. Thump. Triger breathed heavily listening to the footsteps that rang throughout his body.
Black smoke continued to billow from his mouth. Half of his head was broken, so he couldn’t pull himself together.
But there was one thing he was sure of. He had barely survived. It was all thanks to the youngest.
『T…… hanks. I survived…… because of you.』
Triger was genuinely grateful towards Tom. Until now, he had looked down on Tom because he was the youngest.
Though he had been giggling as Tom was scolded by their mother, he was now saved by him.
Although his pride was hurt, he was grateful.
If Tom had been in his shoes, Triger would’ve snorted, saying he was a fool for being injured by a mere human.
That was their relationship.
Even if they were bound by the frame of brethren, they always fought to have their mother’s love for themselves.
He thought Tom felt the same, but it seemed like Tom thought of him as an actual brother.
『No worries. I’m the grateful one.』
『What are you talking about?』
Tom quietly put Triger down after they were far away from the battlefield.
Triger forced himself to look at Tom with his barely healed head. He didn’t have his vision completely back yet, but he could recognize Tom.
『I don’t know if you know this. Brother.』
Strangely, he felt like Tom was smiling. Smiling in this situation? When the war was tilting in their enemy’s favor?
『Mother will probably die today.』
Triger frowned at what Tom said. His expression didn’t change much because he was a reptile, but wrinkles grew along his eyes.
『What are you talking about?』
The Summer Queen was basically a god in the Red Dragon. To the Nine Dragon Sons, she was more than a god.
She was a mother who shared her blood. It was impossible for someone like that to die. It was something that shouldn’t be thought of or spoken of.
But Tom just smiled coldly like he didn’t care.
『It’s already over. How can she win, with her wings already torn off by the Martial King? Even if she does, Devil Poison already entered her body. Because she used an immense amount of her life force, she probably only has a day or two left at most. 』
『Shut up! Mother won’t die!』
『Dragons will go completely extinct with this, like the Giant species. And what’s left? Wyverns. Us dragon soldiers who received mother’s blood. We’ll be a new Draconic species, taking over the spot of the disappeared Draconic species. 』
『And for that, what do you think is needed?』
『Stay away from me. Don’t come any closer!』
Triger realized what Tom wanted and tried to step back. But his head was still dizzy. His four feet didn’t have any strength left. The Devil King Poison had entered his marrow. His body was rotting from the inside out.
『My name is Tom. Someone who’ll ‘tom(貪)’ after things. Greed, gluttony. Anything is fine. They say that the youngest is greedy. So that’s why.』[TN: Tom is romanized Korean for greed.]
Tom’s footsteps became louder. It sounded like the grim reaper’s footsteps to Triger. He struggled, but he didn’t have any strength left. His power had all evaporated.
And soon, Tom’s large shadow covered Triger’s eyes.
『I must have that spot in the Draconic species. Taking the strength of you guys, who looked down on me.』
The Summer Queen’s power was split into many pieces amongst her children. Because she could take it back anytime, they were always wary of her.
But during this time, when it was sure that their mother would die, where would the power go? And what of the Dragon’s Blood?
There was one answer. Finders keepers.
Tom stretched his mouth open wide and dug his teeth into Triger’s broken head.
With a cracking sound, Tom’s strong chin broke Triger’s head. Flesh and brain fluid was sucked into his mouth.
Filtering the Devil King Poison out, Tom ate and ate.