Dragoon 23: The Boy and a Chance

While Lilim had come to report to the academy, she was also to look into Rudel and the incident. She investigated into things outside of Cattleya’s report. Whether the rumors around the boy were true…  the matter was resolved surprisingly quickly.

For her little sister Millia knew a majority of it.

“I don’t really know about Aleist, but he’s quite strong, and everyone says he’s the strongest in our year. Rudel… tries really hard, and while he sometimes spins his wheels in vain or goes off in the wrong direction, he’s a good person.”

In order to resolve the rumors circulating around the palace, she continued asking about the truth.

“Chlust saved the princess? Not in a million years, sis. I mean, he ran away and was nowhere to be found. More importantly, if Rudel wasn’t there, we’d all have been sacrifices…”

On these contrary accounts, Lilim wondered whether the report had been falsified. The more she looked into it, the more her questions were resolved.

(So it’s Cattleya after all… even if you hate him, you’d go this far!?)

But as the two of them drank their tea, down the hallway visible from the school cafeteria, a single high knight unsteadily crossed, half in tears… it was Sophina.

Lilim tried to call out to Sophina. But noticing her, Sophina raced off in the opposite direction. Finding it suspicious, Lilim looked down the path she came…

“That’s the way to the infirmary, right? Why was a high knight running in tears from such a place?”

After thinking a while, she offered her sister Millia some parting words before heading off. In that infirmary that held the same facilities as a hospital, she stopped a random nurse and inquired.

“She left the room with the Three Lords’ sons in tears!?”

This was a surprise. A high knight was a holder of considerable skill, the proud shield of the crown… for such a knight to leave in tears, Lilim could only imagine the worst. Even if they were children, they were three young men… as a fellow female knight, she felt some anger as she headed for the room of the Three Lords’ sons.

“Pardon me!”

Silencing the guards in front of the door with her aura of anger, she forced her way in, only to find Rudel alone. He stood, a serious expression on his face as he thought over something. Seeing him like that, Lilim couldn’t think any of the indecent things she imagined had occurred. Just as she thought she was imagining things…

“Ah! L-Lilim-san? W-why are you here…”

Noticing her, Rudel offered a somewhat awkward greeting. As she returned it, she felt somewhat awkward herself. There’s no way she could say she barged in under her own misunderstanding. So she changed the subject.

“Don’t worry about it. More importantly, is there something troubling you?”

She asked what she shouldn’t have.

“T-truth be told, because of my own inadequacy, I was unable to convey the wonders of this book to my acquaintances…”

The book he held out was, of course, ‘How to Pet a Dragon’… seeing the book, Lilim gave a bitter smile. She didn’t know what to say about that book whose title alone made one lose the motivation to read on. Seeing Lilim like that, Rudel,

“U-um! Just a little… could you let me pet you? This is definitely an amazing book! I want to prove it!”

As Lilim had entered the room under a misunderstanding, she thought it would be fine if she allowed that much. As a result, just like Sophina, red to the ends of her long elf ears, she ran from the infirmary half in tears. And Rudel was left alone once more.

“So it was no good after all? Do I have to practice some more?”

A few days from those happenings, the palace sent the academy an unexpected proposal. To deal with it, the teachers gathered in the meeting room early in the morning… its contents stated…

“The royal family is coming to watch the fundamental curriculum tournament!? We haven’t prepared anything for them!”
“It seems they want to see the strength of Aleist and Chlust-sama who saved the princess… even so, this is too sudden.”
“The king said he would personally bestow a reward to the victor.”

The academy faculty had gathered to discuss yet another painstaking issue. The headmaster thought a while over its contents. It was unprecedented for the royal family to personally go to the academy right after an incident. Was there anything bothering them?

Among the possible candidates, Rudel’s circumstances came to mind.

“Hmm, then the academy will be busy all the way up to the third term. Everyone must do their best to assure no negligence in this tournament’s preparations… meeting adjourned.”

The headmaster’s reaction was surprisingly light, causing the surrounding teachers to look on with wonder. But as the royal family was coming, they had no choice but to make this tournament a success. In order to do that, they would have to start hurriedly preparing. Standing busily from their seats, the teachers left the meeting room…

Left alone in that room, the headmaster,

“Will this be his chance, or will it be another pinch… if his class does manage to win, I’m sure he’ll grow closer to his desires.”

When the headmaster first heard of Rudel’s dream to be a dragoon, he thought it was a good thing to hold such a dream while you’re still young. Even if you were frustrated when it didn’t come true, as long as you were young, you could start over and grow from it… that’s what he thought at first, but now was different.

“I want to grant his dreams. If his dreams- all too pure- ever collapse, he’ll crumble before he can ever stand again. More than anything, after dragging so many people in with him, it won’t just end with him saying, ‘I couldn’t do it’.”

The headmaster laughed as he looked through the documents.

Like that, the third term’s fundamental curriculum class tournament became something never seen before. The king was personally coming out. By various motivations, many would use this opportunity to show off their ability. Within all of that, the headmaster couldn’t wait to see how far Rudel would go.

“Did you hear, Rudel!? The royal family’s coming to this year’s class tournament… what’s more! If you come out on top, you’ll receive a reward. I talked it over with the class, and we decided to ask him not to force you to graduate!”

Racing to Rudel’s room in the infirmary, Izumi had hurried to deliver the information… but, Basyle was already there, telling him just what she wanted to say.

Luecke and Eunius had already been discharged, and when Rudel was supposed to be the only one there, Basyle somehow got the drop on her.

“Oh, I’m sorry. I already told him.”

“… Is that so.”

Izumi was a little vexed, but once she saw Rudel’s reaction, she gave a smile.

“So I have another chance… I still want to learn in this academy! I want to compete against Aleist, and there are still upperclassmen stronger than me… more than anything, if I’m with everyone in class, with everyone who moved to help me… let’s win this tournament.”

Rudel stood from the bed, a serious look on his face. Taking off the bandages wrapped around his body, he took out his own clothes and tried to leave the infirmary room… only for Izumi to hurriedly step in and stop him.

“W-what are you doing!? You need to rest your body for now!”

“No problem! I’ve been moving my body around the past few days, and I seem fine. What’s more, I don’t want to spend my time resting here, only to regret it later.”

Seeing Rudel, Basyle,

“As expected of Rudel-sama! … But if you push yourself and break something, you won’t be able to participate in the tournament. So don’t push yourself, let’s start out with some light exercise to build up your stamina.”

She hammered in the point with a smile. Hearing it from both of them, even Rudel couldn’t push himself too far… or so it should have been.

“You’re right, the basics are important… should I train myself from the ground up again? Or should I learn a new special move?”

As Rudel thought to himself, Basyle informed him.

“Rudel-sama, could you make some time in the coming break? If you do, I, Basyle , shall offer you the finest training there is.”

As she said something, Izumi felt somewhat doubtful, but she couldn’t’ think Basyle would do anything to put Rudel at a disadvantage, so she stayed silent. Based on Rudel’s response, she intended to join in as well.

“Really!? Then I’m all yours.”

Rudel gave an energetic reply. Smiles on their faces, the three of them boldly tried to exit the infirmary, only to be stopped by the doctors and nurses.

About Yoraikun

A college student who really should be doing something more productive with his time. Also, he can read a bit of Japanese.
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89 Responses to Dragoon 23: The Boy and a Chance

  1. K.K. says:

    Thank you for the chapter!


  2. KozuKy says:

    Just as i finished reading chapter 1-22 a while ago,another one pops out

    Thanks for the chapter as always ^o^


  3. Thank for chapter yoraikun


  4. dragons33 says:

    thanks for the chapter


    • dragons33 says:

      I didn’t think even Lilim would fall prey to his ‘petting,’ all of the other heroine’s are getting the jump on Rudel before Izumi. Aside from that I still can’t understand Cattleya’s reasoning for hating Rudel, is she actually just a pain on the ass type of tsundere?

      Liked by 4 people

      • Agni says:

        Nope. Like other have said. It was the ‘external force’. Heck, even Cattleya didnt know why she hate him that much


        • moto says:

          I like to add that she is also a horrible person to begin with. Also, has a big head.

          Liked by 4 people

        • nprogramista says:

          I think from reading that it’s a mix of external force and the potential to reach her and surpassing her in skill. She did react strongly to him having the potential to reach her in fighting potential.


        • moto says:

          Even before external forces were bashing on rudel for her, she was pretty condescending.


        • cloudytama says:

          2 reasons :
          1) Some random external force her to hate him.
          2) She judge Rudel will somehow get to her level someday, which is she didn’t like it that much. That’s why she decided to crush him before he grow stronger day by day.


      • Dark Jackel says:

        No, she’s being manipulated by the weird trend that causes people to hate Rudel for little to no reason. I won’t say “it’s not her fault,” but I have the smallest but of sympathy. For the moment. 😏

        Liked by 1 person

      • dragons33 says:

        On another side note, I’m really tempted to know what would happen if instead of just simply ‘petting’ one of the heroine’s he instead gives them a massage, or if there’s a beach episode he rubs some sun-screen on Izumi’s back.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Poor thing. After seeing ‘his’ techniques those two could no longer read the book the same ways anymore.


        • moto says:

          Nether can two certain lords.

          Liked by 1 person

        • roro-kun says:

          I think the to lords cannot hold it in for the erotic things that rudels doing to that knight and gone to the bathroom to jerk it off hahahahaha


        • Lewd Anon says:

          When you consider just how intimate and thorough that “petting” is, it makes one wonder just how much the writer “loved” his dragon. Like, what if they had a dragon child between the two of them as a result of too much “petting”?

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      • Neko MK2 says:

        Set aside about Cattleya who seems affected most by that shitty external force, the question here why other heroine didn’t affected by this ? Is that because Rudel himself breaking the original event ? Like with elf girl (who I forget her name) instead getting angry he apologized to her in first meeting then izumi instead following other in mocking her lineages He defense her in first day of school there also the princess who rather strange in head (lol) who admire him in strange ways
        Hmm ah forgot that old ha.. i mean elder sister basley who impressed by his capability as amateur Commander also those 2 Lord candidate


        • sodemaso says:

          i am preaty sure the old… elder sister Basley is not a “heroine” even Arslan didn’t know about her, and only knew her from that one scene


        • Rafu returns says:

          I believe it has to do with the original setting. Cattlenya’s his fiancee in game. Chlust is the hier to the rotten household despite being second son in game. Izumi just gets teased in class but MAINLY gets ordered to strike the “protagonist” down as part of a “potential route”. Millie gets insulted for being elf as a part of a “possible” route. Princess gets told off by him as part of a “possible” route.

          Hey, just noticed but for an insignificant character who gets expelled in 2-3 years of the game’s start and later gets killed off screen in the second more serious half of the game, he is part of a lot of the starts of a lot of heroine capture routes huh ;^9


  5. machinaforce says:

    thanks for the chapter


  6. deras says:

    another victim for rudel’s petting techniques

    thanks for chapter


  7. Agni says:

    Thank you for the chappy!!!!
    All hail Yorai-sama!!


  8. Erwin says:

    Thanks for the chapter ~!!!


  9. ryllonceras says:

    I hope he doesnt lose again. Else continuing the story will be depressing. Too many lemons already.


    • ftxnexus says:

      Its not about winning, but recognition. He is fighting and moving to be recognized for his hard work.


      • ryllonceras says:

        Basically the world itself is his opponent. He doesnt do bad but for some reasons many people are against him. Thats depressing. What i hope to happen is that things will be different this time.

        Liked by 4 people

        • Neko MK2 says:

          My guess why that external force didn’t affected other heroine because Rudel had mold breaker as ability….. *Cough joke aside maybe because he stole/didn’t follow the script that make him be hated by the heroine like entrance ceremony event with elf girl and first day class for Izumi


    • UnknownSoul says:

      I personally think that… Rudel would still lose.

      I mean, if Rudel didn’t lose, Aiest will not be able to hook up with the First Princess.
      In fact, isn’t the First Princess the most dubious character in the whole “game”…

      I am more interested to find out, what is the thought of Lilim, now that she had experience the “petting”.
      And why is the external force not working on Aiest and the heroines…

      Liked by 4 people

      • ryllonceras says:

        Pity the first princess, in the few lines in the chapter she was first mentioned, she is already the most dubios. I agree though.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Neko MK2 says:

        My guess why that external force didn’t affected other heroine because Rudel had mold breaker as ability….. *Cough joke aside maybe because he stole/didn’t follow the script that make him be hated by the heroine like entrance ceremony event with elf girl and first day class for Izumi


  10. Dark Jackel says:

    Yeah, I busted out laughing at the end of the chapter… The medical staff didn’t want to be ignored, it seems. 😂

    Liked by 2 people

  11. moto says:

    Rudel doesn’t need training, he just needs to pet his opponents to victoey.


  12. Reginleif2004 says:

    Thanks for the chapter.

    Truly, the dragoon who wrote that book was a visionary of unparalleled magnitude. To have created a technique that applied not only to dragons but women . . . a genius.

    Liked by 8 people

  13. nprogramista says:

    Thanks for the chapter.
    Another girl succumbs under the power of petting. Will the girls forget how great the petting was or will they go back for more?


  14. nerfworld says:

    Thanks for translating


  15. katanng13 says:

    This was a wonderful chapter! Thank you very much for translating!


  16. ftxnexus says:

    I seriously need illustrations for this novel… All dem nosebleeds hahaha!

    Now then, I hope we will see Rudel obtain some public recognition. He doesnt need to be overall winner like other MCs. He just need to obtain his goal, whether he becomes an ordinary or extraordinary dragoon


  17. Susu says:

    Retpahc eht rof uoy knaht


  18. Pooper Scooper says:

    Thanks for the translation! A few mistakes I caught:
    “whether the rumors around the were true…” Rumors around “him”, “there”, “the academy”?
    “yhere” should be “there”
    “Ot” should be “Or”
    “looek” should be looked(?)


  19. Kryto says:

    Huh I’m really curious about the mechanics of his “petting” O.o so far it has been effective on Beastwomen, Humans, and even Elves! From what scant details we get, it has something to do with magic. I’m assuming he never actually touches any sensitive areas because otherwise he would definitely be labeled a pervert/molester instead. The princess who witness his skills firsthand would have said something about that too. However despite not having any contact with said areas, he can apparently produce an amazing reaction.

    Thanks for the chapter!


  20. goblinrou says:

    Head pats are a serious thing it seems.


  21. Cooper says:

    I hate this because he will always be hated for no reason and it doesnt feel like that can be fixed 2/10 hurts me to much to read.


  22. Dantrig says:

    I bet Rudel will pet some super rare type of dragon and it will form a contract with him on the spot. That will make Rudel a dragoon no matter what anyone else does.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. hezat says:

    Thanks for the chapters yoraikun !
    So the technique in his book is so intense it combine the very highest of both martial skills and magic theory, it’s able to make a woman come with just petting her, and you’re telling it’s all done for just petting dragon.
    That author is a monster … no scratch that, at that level, both authors are Bosses !!

    Liked by 2 people

  24. cloudytama says:

    Here’s the list of victims from Rudel’s petting :
    1) Mii, the innocent kitten. (I wonder, did anyone forget this?)
    2) Sophina, the rigid high knight.
    3) Lilim, the gentle dragoon.

    I wonder, who’s going to be the next victim?
    It would be great if it is the First Princess….xD


  25. Lewd Anon says:

    Petting hijinks aside, I’m glad the headmaster is on Rudel’s side.

    Moreso since it seems he’s deliberately going to make Chlust embarrass himself in front of the King and Nobles by forcing him to face off vs Aleist, then probably draw Rudel out to fight Aleist, and show just how superior he his to his brother. Which conveniently forces the Royalty and Nobles besides Rudel’s family to acknowledge Rudel.

    Or so I’m hoping.


  26. GM_Rusaku says:

    。   ∧,,∧
      [(っ⌒/⌒o Nepu!!!
      |\ ⌒”⌒ ∧,,∧ …zzZZ
      || || ̄ (´-ω-)
         || .[.(っ⌒/⌒o
           |\ ⌒”⌒  \
           || || ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄||


  27. Kasinki says:

    Even the elf dragoon fell to the amazing technique XD
    Rudel, you unsuspecting playboy!
    Now what’s left is to make Cattle ya melt under his amazing petting :P

    Liked by 2 people

  28. Anonymeese says:

    “…strongest in ouy year.” our*

    “A few days form those happenings..” from*

    “personally go to the aademy right..” academy*

    “then the academy will busy all the way up to the third term.” will be*

    “their best to assure no negligence in this” best to be diligent* or leave as is
    I’m not sure but no negligence in this sentence doesn’t sit right with me |:


  29. woozlak says:

    Yet we have a new victim… Rudel should take the responsibility for Lilim.
    But it makes me wonder, the writer of that marvelous book may be tsuchio from MM, he probably wrote it after “peting” ruu.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Neko MK2 says:

      Considering how he petting Ruu with complex technique of devil hand and compared that to this petting technique who mix advance martial arts and magic manipulation I can see why you think like that


  30. Jhettra says:

    Thanks for the chapter!


  31. kurosakirock says:

    Thanks for the chapter! Yoraikun-sama


  32. Vostok says:

    I wonder when will Izumi get her turn to be petted lol


  33. anarchydev says:

    Just how much the does the Author want us, readers, to know that the MC is f~ing dense in all other things unrelated to his dream and combat.


  34. BadJoke says:

    Rudel is planting flags here and there much like any other world protagonist and the best part of it is that he’s oblivious to it. Now that’s more of a protagonist rather than that sorry excuse of a reincarnator

    Thanks for the chap


  35. Acedia-chan says:

    Thanks for the chapter
    Cattleya & Lilim

    First Princess(?)

    Liked by 2 people

  36. Retnemmoc says:

    Hello, police officer, I’d like to report a serial (head) petter- yeah, he’s doing it indiscriminately and setting up flags with almost every female near him. And it’s distracting the other two of the Three Lords (idiots) too.


  37. heavenjudgement says:

    This is bad, really bad.. I read from chapter 20-23 in a row and still does not feel enough!! This serie is too addictive!!! Thank for chapter!


  38. mlovolm says:

    patting the King+Queen n they gonna give the whole Kingdom to him lol (or put him into prison for “treason”) :v


  39. habib1100 says:

    Thanks for doing this chapter! 😆😂😂😂


  40. They really need to get a nuclear petting treaty placing restrictions on its use.
    Hehehe 😘


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