Jeha looks at his arm and says that the one who was seriously injured is him. Looking at Zeno’s arm, Yun says that there is no wound or scales. Zeno tells them that after some time passed, his body will go back to normal. He asks if he really cannot die. Zeno affirms it. Yun asks how old he is. Zeno says he is 17 years old. They call him a liar for he said that he can fight for hundreds of years. Zeno says that it is because he doesn’t remember how old he is and it is very troublesome to count. Jeha says that he had lived for a very long time. Kija asks if he is the first generation. Zeno says yes, he is the first yellow dragon who served King Hiryuu. Yona mutters that it is from the legendary era..dragon..he is that person whom the dragon god has bestowed its blood. Zeno says that thing seems to have happened. Ever since before, he is already an ordinary brat who occasionally gets to hear the gods’ voices. Just like that priest.
Yona asks if he always lived like this. Zeno says that after he drank the dragon’s blood, he became an immortal and that is the yellow dragon. Kija asks about his village that he said he came out there earlier on. Zeno says that he came out there earlier on, the village where he was born. But, that is no longer the same as before and if he is referring to a village like the White dragon’s, there was never one. Yona asks if he had always been alone. To their shock, Zeno says that he was married before. He tells them that human life is quite long and of course, he got married but because he doesn’t have a village and he has this kind of physique, he would journey to all sorts of places. He would see a lot of people and dragons, being born and dying, [he also saw either a couple of people whom I don’t know or he is just saying he saw the dumb and the wise], and he is always waiting for the reincarnation of Hiryuu. So, he is waiting for Yona to appear. Yona is surprised that she is the reincarnation of Hiryuu.
Kija exclaims so that’s how it is, is it? Then, how come when Yona is longing for the four dragons, he didn’t immediately show himself. Zeno says that even if it is unpleasant to hear but he is feeling Yona out. He is probing whether or not she can order [/stimulate] the four dragons. Ever since she was banished from the royal city, to the White dragon village, to Blue Dragon village, to that place where Green dragon is and until she left that place. He thinks that she should be okay so he came to see her. Yona says that she doesn’t have that kind of strength so how can she be King Hiryuu. Zeno tells her that Hiryuu is also only an ordinary person. He isn’t saying that she must follow the same path as King Hiryuu for he [Zeno] is only going to follow her at her side, that’s all. Then he stands up and says that no one has questions, okay, so they should end this and go eat. Yun asks if that is all, he lives on just to see Yona and could it be that he doesn’t have anything that he wants to convey to her. Zeno says that it seems that there is..or maybe not.
Haku asks how come he always didn’t mention it. Zeno says that anyway, it doesn’t matter whether he said it or not, since his ability won’t start unless he is seriously injured. Looking up the sky, Jeha comments that Zeno actually got married for he thought that he is the youngest kid among them then suddenly, he is an adult. After Zeno asks what he is looking at, he tells everyone that they should go eat. At night, Zeno is carrying some laundry/blankets and happily saying that it is time to sleep. Kija arrives and wants to carry them. Zeno insists on carrying half of it since Kija is still injured. Kija says that for an old man, this is quite heavy. Zeno goes old man? While walking, Zeno asks what it is. Kija says that he always have this unattainable dream wherein he wanted to meet with the first generation. Zeno says that he realized that dream. Then, he notices Kija looking serious. Kija says that right now that he is in front of his eyes yet he doesn’t know what to say.
The so-called King Hiryuu era, was it a thousand years ago or two thousand years ago..it seems like it was an ancient lifetime ago. Zeno says that he’s exaggerating too much. Kija says that if he were to go to the White dragon village and met with his ancestor, they ought to totally welcome him. No..that isn’t what he wanted to say. Whether it is Shina, Jeha or Zeno, they are obviously the same four dragons but he felt that he grew up in a favorable circumstance. Zeno laughs and says that it isn’t favorable but rather, it is because Kija is very amazing. Until now, the successive generations of White dragons yearns for the king too much that it had become like a vengeful spirit. They would cling on the new White dragon and complain that they didn’t live long enough. But, Kija has the strength and vigor to carry and make them yield to him by telling them that he’ll accomplish their long-cherished wish.
Zeno comments that Kija is totally not polluted by their negative mood and instead made them obey. While Kija cluelessly asks what he is saying, the spirits behind him are quarrelling about don’t crowd around, and don’t trouble Kija or else, they’ll curse him. Zeno says that seeing him made him think of the first generation White dragon because they are both reckless like a wild boar and just move forward. Kija is stunned by that ‘wild boar’ comparison. Zeno says that he clearly knows how much he strived on as if his life depended on it, and struggling until now. Then, Zeno pats Kija’s head. Later on, Zeno crawls in the tent and looks at the sleeping guys. Lying down, he smiles and recalls being called by the dragon god that he will be a dragon warrior. Zeno told the dragon god that he isn’t some outstanding and strong-type of person, so he has no way of becoming a warrior. But, if being like this, he can make the world and everyone become happier, then, bestow upon him the dragon’s blood. Zeno fell asleep and dreamt of the time when they are at war. With many people charging, someone shouts that Hiryuu is in danger.
Flashback: Zeno went in front of Hiryuu when blood splattered on his face. White just clawed through the attacker’s body. White shouts for them to retreat. Then, a few of the attackers suddenly collapse. And, Blue also promptly collapse after using his eye power. Zeno went to him and asked if he is alright. Blue said that he is hindrance. Then, another man is about to attack. Zeno bent down to protect Blue when a spear stabbed through the man’s chest. As blood splattered on Zeno, Green told Blue that he is the hindrance for he always become paralyzed after using his power. He told Blue to go back home. White shouted for Green to concentrate on fighting. Green told him to shut up and don’t order him around. Zeno saw the blood on the ground and felt like vomiting. Then, Hiryuu told Zeno to stay behind him for he absolutely won’t let him get hurt. Zeno looked at Hiryuu in surprise. And this is the starting point of the bonds between Hiryuu and the four dragon warriors who have the dragon blood.
Comment: I know that it is just for the front cover but I’m curious what Yona is thinking while looking at that bloodied cloth because obviously, Zeno is still alive. Is she thinking of how to laundry it? Is she thinking that their budget will have a dent because they will have to buy new clothes for him? =P So, it is already confirmed that he is the first yellow dragon, and he was probably around 17 years old then. He seems to be the youngest one then but now, he is the oldest =P And, we will probably have a lot more of those ‘you are actually old/treat him like an old man’ jokes later on. He has an ability to occasionally talk with the gods. In a way, maybe it is because of that, he was bestowed with immortality. The way he is ‘called’ for the mission reminds me of Bible stories when prophets are called by God. ^^ The awful thought that I had here is, since they are all protecting him and Hiryuu, could it be that he learned of his power when it is too late to use it to save/help Hiryuu? His power will only manifest after he got heavily injured. And probably, thanks to living for a long time, he had become easy going like this especially after witnessing the history of people for such a long time.
So, Yona is the reincarnation so why does Hiryuu kind of look like Haku? ^^;; Maybe it is just the drawing like how Kalgan looks a bit like Haku. Hehe, Weird though that they didn’t ask if Zeno got children when they learned that he was married before. Maybe they ‘died’ out after hundreds of years. So, Yona is free to do whatever she wants with the dragons so there is no ‘following Hiryuu’s destiny’ thing. Ah, is that good or is that bad? Well, since Hiryuu is an ordinary person I guess I shouldn’t be expecting any ‘power awakening’ from Yona. ^^; Unless, it is different with her because their gender is different like compensation for lack of physical strength =P I assume that Hiryuu is strong to say that to Zeno though I’m not sure how strong he is. Those vengeful WD spirits made me think of the cuter ones in SB! Anyway, the magazine finally corrected their numbering of the chapter so I changed it back again. ^^;; Scans by 红莲汉化组
Word of the day:
If God called us to a task, He will then qualify us for the job. ‘God may not always call the equipped, but you can be sure that he’ll equip the called. ~ Jack Hyles [http://www.christianquotes.info/]