Chapter 28: Dragon’s blood
I hear Laseid’s voice calling my name as soon as I walk around the large dome-like room.
“Mariel! Answer me if you can hear me!”
“Laseid-sama! I’m here!”
When I respond to the call, Laseid appears a few moments later.
“Marie! Are you okay? I’m glad.”
To put it bluntly, it was Bern who ran up to me and hugged me.
“Kii~yui! Kyu Kii~yui! Kii~yui!”
“What? Why am I not protecting her? I’m useless?! How dare you speak to your father in that manner! Wait! What is this kid doing here?!”
Ruria, as usual, is harsh on Laseid. Because, after all, he is his father…
“He was worried about me, so he came after me. Right, Ruria?”
“Hmm. That’s all right. Let’s get out of here as soon as possible. Huh? What have you got?”
It’s not until Laseid points it out that I realize I’m holding something.
I open my palm to reveal a red, gleaming stone in the shape of a drop. It is a small but stunning stone.
“Huh? What is it?”
“Isn’t that a [Dragone Sable]?”
“Is that the stone’s name?”
Laseid appears to be familiar with this stone.
“Yes. It’s also known as dragon’s blood.”
“I was holding the same stone.”
Bern also shows us the stone in his palm.
“Where did you guys get that stone?”
I tell Laseid that I was drawn into this space by a voice and then found myself holding a stone.
“I obtained the stone in the same manner as Marie.”
“Heh. Did the Cave of Wishes respond?”
Laseid laughs and lifts the corner of his mouth.
“What do you mean?”
“It means that your wishes will be granted. Carry it with you at all times.”
I can’t make head or tail of it In that form of response.
However, Dragon’s Blood. Isn’t there a natural stone with the same name?
“Ah! Cinnabar. I think it was also known as the Philosopher’s Stone.”
Cinnabar is a deep red mineral. I learned about it from a book. It’s used as a pigment, and I think it was also used in herbal medicine.
“Marie desires philosopher stones. If I kill Laseid, you’ll have an abundance of Philosopher’s Stones.
Bern has some wild ideas. Well, dragon parts can be used without waste from head to tail.
“Hey! You’re going to use me as raw material?!”
“That’s right,” Ruria says, nodding.
“Little man! You’re going to sell your father?!
Laseid’s screams rang out throughout the cave.