I'm in Trouble Because The Emperor Thinks My Time is Limited - Chapter 19.2
When Melanie first discovered Lindel, she was unconscious and in Lionel’s arms.
*TL/N: I’m pretty sure Melanie is a man but the author gave him a feminine name
It was amazing that a human being who had stopped breathing was alive, but soon I could see the reason for the familiar scent from Lindel’s body.
‘It’s a polymorphed dragon.’
However, the question has not been completely resolved.
Who can drive a dragon to that point?
Lindel’s non-breathing body was barely surviving with a weak beating heart.
It was strange that the dragon looked so weak, but it was not important to Melanie.
All that mattered to him was the fact that another dragon appeared in front of him.
The dragon must disappear.
Melanie’s hatred for dragons was deep, even though he was also of the same race.
Because of this, Melanie stepped forward in front of the horde of humans.
It was the cruel purpose of reviving the wretched life and giving him a taste of deep-rooted despair rather than a peaceful end.
When I tied Lindel’s separated soul back to her body with my cursed power. Melanie discovered a surprising fact.
The Emperor seemed genuinely in love with dragons.
The Emperor had not yet come to his senses and did not fall for a single moment by her side.
Under the dark eyes and pale face, Melanie read his true feelings.
However, Melanie was only laughing at his heart.
‘You’re a pitiful human who doesn’t even know that you’re being played by a dragon.’
A dragon could not have been sincere to a human being who only lived a moment.
There was also a strange scent from the Emperor, but Melaine was no longer interested.
All that mattered to him was killing the dragon. Their situation was none of my business.
And not long after, the moment Melaine was waiting for came.
The moment she strangled Lindel after waking up, Melanie felt joy.
Lindel’s pulse from his fingertips was irregular.
Her anxiety was conveyed through her fingertips, and her eyes were filled with fear and embarrassment.
In front of him, Melanie was envious and revealed his identity. It was an act based on the calculation that if he did so, he would give up her abominable acting of pretending to be scared and show her true self.
But Lindel’s response was strange.
Even considering her weakened state, it was completely unreasonable to see her trembling because she could not even loosen his hand which was not loaded with magical power.
‘The scent has faded.’
In addition, the scent, which was considered weak due to the unstable soul, became fainter after Lindel woke up.
Thinking that the dragon he met this time must have been a weak one, Melaine released his grip.
What he hated was garbage intoxicated with their own power, so he was very reluctant to kill such a weak man with his own hands.
‘Why are you so weak?’
Meline pondered whether or not to go back like this. Killing the weak was not his cup of tea.
Then Lindel utter a strange sound.
“Because I’m human.”
“Are you crazy?”
Melanie seriously wondered if that dragon was a poor person.
Without even hiding the dragon’s smell, it was impossible to say that she was a human being unless she was an idiot.
“If you were this weak, your mother wouldn’t have left you alone.”
“I am human.”
Lindel, who repeats unbelievable lies, made Melanie feel annoyed.
‘Should I just kill her?’
She wasn’t a young dragon anyway, so there was no need to look after her. But in the next moment, the words that followed Melanie stopped.
“I won’t be fooled by your words, so-”
“And I don’t have a mother like that. I didn’t have a family to protect me.”
The hoarse voice was brooding over anger and despair.
“I don’t know why you’re trying to kill me, but I don’t have any intention of dying quietly.”
With a face covered in fear, Lindel still had a fighting spirit for life. The appearance reminded Meline of her childhood self.
But it’s ridiculous.
The dragon in front of him could not have looked like him.
“Even without your parents, another group would have looked after you. Dragons are selfish, it is difficult for them to admit it.”
A self-appointed group
A place Lindel would have been protected. A place Melanie could never belong.
“I am human!”
His ears ache at her cry.
Melanie couldn’t understand Lindel’s obsession with humans so far.
Then Lindel let out a long sigh, as if frustrated. As she was about to say something because she felt bad about it, she suddenly started coughing violently.
“Hey. you okay?”
Melanie asked unconsciously. Lindel’s condition didn’t look so good.
Sitting on the floor with a persistent cough, she curled herself up.
Melanie reached out without realizing it because her small back seemed to be shaking.
When she lowered the hand that was covering his mouth, there was blood on Lindel’s palm.
“I am human.”
Looking at the blood on his hands, Lindel muttered a little with a tired face. The sign of evil earlier had already been erased.
Melanie thought it wasn’t important now, but he shut his mouth when he saw Lindel coughing out a few more bloody coughs.
Finally, the coughing stopped completely, and Lindel wiped the blood from her hands on his clothes.
Melaine frowned at the familiar appearance.
“There is no way that dragon cubs will take care of me as a human being.”
There is no way to take care of him. In other words, it meant being abandoned by the group. That was very important for Melanie.
Lindel was looking at Melanie shaking in surprise with some aloof eyes.
“How do you know this much?”
His tired face lowered his head again and looked at his blood-smeared clothes.
When Lindel closed her mouth, Melanie was speechless.
He thought maybe Lindel really lived a life that looked like his.
“Were you abandoned?”
When his dark eyes turned towards hers, Melanie realized that he was right.
They look alike.