I Was a Small Fish When I Reincarnated, but It Seems That I Can Become a Dragon, so I Will Do My Best - Chapter 191
Chapter 4-37. Houen’s past
“The voice of the sky said I can evolve into a phoenix.”
“The voice of the sky?”
“Mine is the voice of the heaven, and Reizen is the voice of the earth ……, and Houen is the voice of the sky.
I had not expected to hear more voice skill series, even though there had been no progress at all up to now.
I wonder how many different voices there are …….
“This is exactly like the Four Spirits or the Four Deities.”
“I thought that too when I heard where you two evolved from. The fact that I am a phoenix means that I don’t know if I am a phoenix or a red bird, so I’m having a hard time which one it is, but I think that Reizen-dono is a turtle, which means it is a spirit turtle. So I think the four spirits are more convincing.”
“So that means there is one more Japanese for sure. If we know which one it is, we will know whether it is classified as one of the four spirits or one of the four gods.”
“It’s either the Kirin or the White Tiger…….”
“Uhmmm, I don’t know what you’re talking about…….”
“I mean, that story is a good one for me to hear.,…….I’ve been hearing a lot of things I’ve never heard from Hoen-kun.,…….”
Since changing the location is a pain in the ass, we are allowed to use the guildmaster, Maria’s, office.
Although it is true that for Maria, we are talking about evolution, race, and many other things that are out of the ordinary, …….
“Well, if you don’t understand, perhaps you can ask me.”
“Should I take that as a compliment”
Maria will keep this a secret.
In some ways, this is the most secure place in the world.
No information will be leaked so easily here.
So, let’s get back to the story.
For now, I have narrowed down our detailed evolution to either the four spirits or the four deities.
If I am one of the four spirits, I will be a Great Dragon, and if I am one of the four deities, I will be a Seiryu.
Well, now that I know that, I have no idea how soon I will be able to evolve, but just knowing where I will evolve makes me a little more optimistic.
I’m still ……, or rather, I’ll have to stay in the form of a failed dragon for a while. ……
If possible, I will evolve as soon as possible.
“What kind of species is Houen now?”
“I’m a bird called Flamehawk exactly as it sounds.’
“As for me, I’m barely a dragon.”
“Me, I’m a Bombshell Turtle!”
Flame hawks, as the name implies, are said to be fire hawks. ( Bruh)
It is said that the Flame Hawk is a very troublesome bird, and that if it were to perch anywhere in the vicinity, even anything it touches would surely be set on fire.
Maria told me that the flame hawk is a magical beast that is usually found in volcanoes, and that it is a monster that can never be seen in this area.
“Are you sure you want me to know all of this? I just found out who you guys are!”
“As long as you keep quiet, it won’t be a problem. I was hoping that someone with a certain amount of power would know about us. Besides, Alena and Uchikage, as well as those in Zenki-village, know about me.”
“There’s an Oni there as well?” (Zenki-village can be translated as the former Oni village capital)
“There was rice, too.”
“!!!! Please take me there next time! Please! I really beg you!”
“As expected, Houen is a tearful food hoarder. When it comes to food, you are always snapping～”
Houen the tearful food hoarder?
What kind of uncool name is that?
“Terfull for food?”
“Ah, you know, he was~ ……”
“Guildmaster! I’d be the one to say it!”
Houen said and stopped Maria with one hand.
Maria backed down and seemed to be waiting for Houen to start talking.
“Perhaps …… the two of you were in the same situation.”
“What is it?”
“…… About the food.”
Our meals are …… usually fish or meat.
When I was a fish, every food I ate was either good or bad, so I was able to eat normally.
It is the same for Reizen, and he does not have any particular dietary problems.
Since I became a snake, I eat meat almost all the time.
When I was taken care of in Oni’s village, vegetables were sometimes served, but even then, I did not have any difficulty with food.
When Reizen became a tortoise and came to land, he was already eating meat, and it did not seem to bother him.
“How lucky for them!”
“What’s the matter, calm down.”
‘I’m …… I’m ……! I’ve been eating bugs for years!”
Houen was holding his head with a terribly pale face, as if he had remembered the incident.
He probably didn’t want to remember it.
But why bugs?
Why do you dare to keep eating insects when you can hunt and procure your own meals?
“Y- you …… don’t tell me you started out as a …… chick!”
I barely suppress what’s in my stomach and give a thumbs up.
I don’t even want to think about it. ……
That means, in terms of settings, …… Houen must have been born from an egg and then fed by the parent birds and lived from then on.
Eh? Isn’t that horrifying?
“Do you guys understand…? The sensation of a caterpillar rampaging in your stomach!!”
“Stop, Hoen! It’s making us sick!”
“And the feeling of a caterpillar lying in its stomach, ahhhhh!!! I can clearly see that! It’s a chick, so I don’t even bite it! I can’t kill it, so I only swallow it! And it rampages in its own stomach, slowly weakening. And I feel stuck! And after a few hours I’m hungry! Do you know what that means? It’s gone inside me!!
“Yose Hoen! You don’t have more than that!”
“Hmm? I’m now…”
“Don’t say unnecessary things, Reizen, I’m curious too.”
“Do you guys understand ……? The sensation of a caterpillar flailing around in your stomach!”
“Stop it, Houen! You’re making me sick too!”
“And the feeling of a caterpillar crawling inside our stomachs! I can feel it vividly! I can’t even chew because I’m a chicks! I can’t kill it, so I just swallow it whole! And it thrashes around in my stomach, slowly weakening! And the sensation of being immobile! And after a few hours, I got hungry! You know what that means! It’s gone… inside me… no, no, no, no! Aaaaahhhh!”
“Stop it, Houen! Any longer and I won’t be able to hold it!”
“Hm? What am I……?”
“Don’t say unnecessary things, Reizen, because I’m curious.”
Although Hoen is half-insane, it seems he’s not broken yet after all of that.
At least his consciousness is still intact.
What a tough life he has been.
Houen must have had a harsher life than I did when I became a Daftworm. ……
Generally speaking, I feel sorry for him.
“Euuuh, *chough …….”
“You good ……?”
‘W-well, I was born like that,…… and I don’t know if it was because of it or not, but no matter what I ate, tears started to well up in my eyes,……. Good food is wonderful……”
This is the look of someone who seriously appreciates the thing called food.
It’s not something that can be imitated by any measure.
It is very annoying that he is so good looking, but let’s put that aside for now.
“So, What exactly am I?”
“Just forget about it!”
“Reizen, you have to understand. He’s making his high school debut.”
“Hey! You’re not far off the mark, but come on!”
Judging from this reaction, his real way of speaking or his personality is probably not like this.
Probably, he originally pronounced himself as [Boku/Ore] and he changed it to [Watashi] when he came to this world. (Both mean [I] just in a casual and formal way.)
Actually, it’s a pleasure to be able to communicate with someone based on the knowledge from their previous life.
I have only had one person I could talk to so far, and it’s really interesting to talk to him like this.
Oh, by the way, there was something that I wanted to ask Houen.
“Houen. Have you any memories of your past life?”
“Hmm?…… Ah, yeah. I do. Did Ouren don’t have it?”
“Reizen has it, but …… I don’t have any of those things at all. I don’t know why.”
“That must have been hard for you.”
“Nah, not really.”
The only memory of my past life that I’m missing is about myself.
I have some common sense about Japan.
I have no idea what my parents look like or where they lived, but I can tell most of the names of places in Japan.
I know about smartphones and computers, and I remember history quite well.
With all that, I had no trouble at all living in this world.
“Is that so? That’s good then.”
Houen somehow managed to cover up the fact that he remembered his previous life.
Houen is apparently smarter than Reizen.
It would be troublesome to have the memory of a previous life revealed in front of Maria.
Since Reizen does not understand the content of the current conversation, we can let that part pass.
When I talk to Houen, there are a lot of things I want to talk about.
He’s a new source of information, and I want to know as much as I can about Houen.
I don’t have any information that I want to know so badly right now, but I should know about …… the current Houen.
“Say, what have you been up to?”
“I’m making money in the Adventurers’ Guild. I just got A rank, you know? Well, it was a while ago that I took human form, and …… I was lucky enough to be near here, so I was able to register before Ouren and the others.”
If anyone asks, the time when Houen was able to take on human form was not at all different from the time when I was able to take on human form.
Since Reizen was at the same time, the time when we were able to become human is perfectly coincidental.
So, was that something we shared in common?
The first thing that came to my mind was, Shared Experience.
Reizen and Houen also heard the voice when that happened.
That meant if one of the four of us could clear that condition, although one of us was not present at the moment, then all of us would be able to clear the condition.
When I thought about it that way, there was indeed something strange.
I once heard a message that a condition had been cleared, even though I had done nothing.
Perhaps it meant that someone other than me had cleared the condition.
I should be thankful to the person who cleared the [Understanding/Comprehension] thing.
I really didn’t understand that one.
What do they mean by [Understanding/Comprehension]?
“I feel like I’ve solved one of the riddles. ……”
“I didn’t understand it at all.”
“You guys should get out of here. …… I’m not sure what you’re talking about, by the way, you had something to do with me, didn’t you?”
He completely forgot about it, didn’t he?
Houen immediately stood up, approached Maria, and began to make a report.
“The orc search party has been annihilated.”
Maria launched her fist into Houen at an unbelievable speed and blew him to the edge of the room.
It was a reasonable thing to do.
He had forgotten to make such an important report because he was too busy with me.
“Why didn’t you report it first? You want me to kick your ass that badly?!”
“But, you already did that…..”
Reizen. Don’t say that out loud.
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