Against Heaven's Will - Chapter 296 Young Dragon
Hundreds of Dragons quickly covered the whole sky as they surrounded Xuefeng and Thunder Queen from every direction. Even the sun was blocked, turning the day into the night but none of them took a decisive move to attack.
On the other hand, it was a perfect situation for Xuefeng to act.
“Who are you?” the young Dragon questioned cautiously but Xuefeng only sharpened his gaze.
“Did you not hear my question?” Xuefeng asked back as he extended his hand with Lightning Qi sparking from his palm. “I asked if he is one of you.”
He didn’t even let the young Dragon speak when the Lightning exploded out of nowhere and ate up the shadows. The Dragon’s squad dispersed in panic, leaving their spokesman behind inside a cage of Lightning.
“I’m not a fan of waiting,” Xuefeng muttered, closing his fingers together which tightened the cage. “We just came from Beyond the Heavens for a vacation and we were insulted the first thing after we arrived. I’m not in a mood to play games.”
Even though Xuefeng’s Lighting Qi couldn’t compare to Thunder Goddess, it was enough to leave burn marks all over Dragon’s body.
“Wait!” the young Dragon cried out with his eyes trembling from fear. “He wasn’t one of us! I swear!”
As soon as he spoke, the Lightning vanished as quickly as it appeared and Xuefeng smiled. “Oh, really? Why didn’t you say so earlier? All of this could be avoided.”
“Y-yes, Sir,” the young Dragon stuttered and bowed, “I apologize, Sir… Please forgive me…”
It was a rare sight for Dragon to bow down to a stranger, but it was a smart decision. Xuefeng’s Soul Power was wrapped tightly around his body and the difference in their strength was clear.
“See honey? I told you he couldn’t be a Dragon,” Xuefeng spoke warmly as he held Thunder Goddess’ waist and finally released the young Dragon. “It would be a shame to kill such a glorious race so I’m happy we were wrong.”
Thunder Goddess played along and shrugged, “Next time I won’t hesitate to kill them all.”
“Don’t worry baby,” Xuefeng assured as he leaned over to kiss her cheek. “If I see anyone disrespecting women in this Realm, I will kill them for you.”
The Dragons froze at his words and looked around each other in confusion. Xuefeng threatened to extinguish their Race straight in their face yet none of them moved. “We need to inform the Queen…”
Someone proposed an idea and Xuefeng snapped his finger with a smile. “That’s right! Inform your Queen about our arrival. I hope you can also escort us to the Royal Palace. We want to meet her after we are done sightseeing.”
Xuefeng swung his wings and they flew nonchalantly towards the city. He didn’t even glance at the young Dragon and simply waved his hand. “Come and lead the way for us. I have many questions to ask about your Race.”
They had only met Emi who was from Beyond the Heavens but Xuefeng knew a thing or two about acting. His carefree attitude was just perfect for his new persona.
“Yes, Sir.” The young Dragon followed closely behind while gesturing with his head at the closest countrymen. A good chunk of them scattered in random directions while the rest joined the escort.
“What is the purpose of this city?” Xuefeng questioned curiously as he gazed at the distant crowd. “You can see this line of people walking towards it. Is that a human city?”
“Well, our Dragon Realm has a few big cities with a mix of all Races but Dragon Race controls them all,” the young Dragon explained carefully. “They were built to house all the visitors coming to the Dragon Realm.”
He stopped for a moment and added, “Although we control them, those Cities can sometimes be chaotic due to a large number of visitors. It is hard to supervise every corner of such a big city which allows criminals to slip away from the hammer of justice.”
“Don’t worry, I’m in a good mood today. If I sense anyone breaking the law, I will help you clean this place off those criminals,” Xuefeng assured before wondering with a frown. “On another note, why can’t I see anyone fly? Is Dragon Race restricting such basic rights as flying?”
“Oh, no, no! We would never do that,” the young Dragon shook his head abruptly. “It is only a safety measure during the Sacred Month. Even the whole Realm is locked during this time which prevents anyone from going in and out of the Realm.”
“Are you sure?” Xuefeng asked with raised eyebrows. “We arrived at this Realm about ten minutes ago and I didn’t feel any barrier when we were entering inside.”
“Honey, did you forget about that tickle we felt?” Thunder Goddess suddenly pointed out as she scratched him on the shoulder. “It was barely noticeable but my nose felt itchy when we broke through the Realm’s borders. I guess that barrier was just too weak.”
The Dragons stiffened when they overheard her only to almost fall from the sky after Xuefeng’s next words.
“Oh, my bad then. I actually expected better defenses coming from the Dragon Race,” Xuefeng commented casually as he glanced behind. “Hey, what were you saying earlier? Who are you trying to stop from going in and out?”
“Ehem…” the young Dragon cleared his throat as he looked at the city entrance. “I think the best person to answer this question would be the black-haired man ahead.”
Xuefeng already knew about the sudden blockade but completely disregarded that fact. Instead of gazing at the middle-aged man standing tall on the City walls with the assist of multiple mature dragons, Xuefeng looked behind them while admiring the beautiful architecture. “It’s fine, It’s irrelevant already. We are more interested in this Sacred Month instead. Is that some sort of festival?”
Everyone stared at him taken aback but the middle-aged man flew up to block their way and spoke with a stern voice. “I’m the City Lord of the Western City. I was informed you killed a member of a Dragon Race. I hope you two can follow me without resisting while we investigate what had exactly happened.”
The light blue scales on his neck glistened to the sunlight each time he breathed and he didn’t even blink as he stared into Xuefeng’s eyes. Too bad, he didn’t realize he just dug his own grave.
“Huh, so it turns out it was a Dragon…” Xuefeng muttered while slowly turning to the young Dragon behind him. “Did you really lie to me?”