Due to this being Senna’s first attempt, we are going to break up the chapters into parts for her. Here we go, down the rabbit hole. If someone could provide raws for the actual light novel version, we only have up to chapter 14.
Light spun like a tornado in all directions. My body felt weightless. Suddenly, the bracelet on my arm lit up so bright that the light encompassed my body. Something flew past and brushed my head as I slowly lost consciousness.
I could hear drops of water echoing in what sounded like a cave.
“Uhh… My head… Where-?”
I opened my eyes and looked around to see that I was in a cave. Where is this? I remember falling into a strange hole, but where is this?
The first thing I noticed in the cave was the high ceiling. I could see only one path leading further into the cave.
‘What the heck, there was never a cave like this in «Joongwon».’ I felt stunned. The bright cave that I’d passed…
“Ah, am I dreaming? Ugh aigoo… that hurts.” I pinched my cheek and it hurt a lot. Don’t think that I’m an idiot. Imagine how shocked I am to think like this. Try taking my place. ㅠ.ㅠ
I checked my body, but there was nothing weird. The only thing that was weird was that the bracelet on my arm was gone.
‘Well since it’s like this, let’s continue and see how things go.’
The cave was spacious. Also, the weird thing was that the cave was not dark, it was bright. The light was coming from a small round object on the wall.
“How is that possible-?… This cave is very long.”
It was a long walk. I don’t know how long I walked for. Inside the cave, it was impossible to tell how much time had passed. After walking for a long time, I thought I saw the end of the cave, but it didn’t lead outside. Instead, it was worse…
“It sounds like the breathing of a large animal… What could it be…?”
I used the «Gyong Gong Sul» technique to silently reach the end of the cave where I saw…
“What is that… I’ve never seen this kind of thing even in books.”
I cautiously looked at it again. Its enormous body gave off golden light. From where I was, it was too big to view its entire body at once. It had a long neck, golden wings, a long tail, and seemed to have four feet. In addition, it had a horn on its head. From the sound of its breathing and closed eyes, the monster seemed to be asleep.
In front of its head, there was a pedestal with an odd-looking sword on top of it.
‘I’ve never seen a sword nor monster like that before. Is this not «Joongwon»? Where am I?’
After thinking about my options, I decided that it would be best to pick up the sword in case I had to fight the monster… Even though I don’t think it’d make much of a difference in a fight against that monster…
‘To ensure that I wouldn’t wake up the monster… I used the silent movement technique, «Dap Gong Neung Huh».”
Again I used «Gyong Gong Sul» to move on top of the air onto the pedestal where the sword was. The sword was wider towards the white handle which had weird designs along it and was sheathed inside a red scabbard. There was a jewel inserted into the sword that gave off an oddly coloured light.
As I examined the sword, I had the feeling that I was being watched.
An ominous feeling came over me, so I turned around. Two golden eyes were staring at me. However, they weren’t the eyes of a mindless animal – they were calm and thoughtful. They radiated strength and intelligence. For a moment, we stared at one another.
As absurd as it seemed, I realized that the monster could talk.
“How did you get in here?”
“Did you not hear me? How did you get in here?”
‘Calm down. This isn’t «Joongwon», it’s somewhere else. First thing’s first: calm down…’
I looked directly at the monster to speak. What a rare experience.
“Umm… I am Ye Chun Hwa… I’m not sure how I got here.”
‘There’s no way he’d scold me for speaking informally to him, right…?’
As I was thinking this, it spoke again.
“Hmm… It doesn’t seem like you’re lying. Your name is Ye Chun Hwa? I’ve never heard of a name like that in these lands.”
“If you’ve never heard of a name like mine in these lands, where is this?”
Well, since I started with informal speech, might as well continue with it…
“This is the outskirts of a land once called «Grensen»… but I don’t know what it is called now.”
My mind blanked with shock while listening to the monster’s words.
‘«Grensen»… I’ve never heard of it before… «Grensen»… How did I… The things the monster said sounded odd…’
Seeing my slack expression, the monster decided to ask another question.
“If you’re not from here, how do you know how to speak our language?”
Smart question from a smart monster.
“I don’t know. I’m not sure how I’m able to speak this language… It’s as if I’ve known it all my life.”
Because of the confusion in my response, the monster spoke quietly.
I felt my confused thoughts suddenly becoming settled and organized.
“Are you alright now?”
“Yes, my mind feels clear… Did you do that?”
“Yes, it is Dragon Magic. Do you not know what magic is?”
I shook my head. I’d never heard of it.
“You really haven’t heard of a name like mine before?”
The monster nodded his head.
“You don’t seem like a native of this land, but then, how did you get here?”
“I don’t know. I was on a mountain, but I fell into a weird light. When I woke up, I was in this cave. When I walked along the cave, I ended up here.”
“Hmm… I don’t know for certain, but Chun Hwa, I think you crossed dimensions…”
What does he mean…?
“Dimensions? What are you talking about?”
“It’s difficult to explain quickly. Simply put, God made many worlds divided by walls, which are called dimensions.”
“Ok, so how do I get back?”
“I don’t know. The only ones that can cross dimensions are the Dimension Creator, the Light Origin, and the Dark Origin. No other gods or dragon lords can cross dimensions… But since you’ve crossed dimensions once, maybe there’s a way for you to go back…”
I didn’t know what to do. What am I supposed to do… Is this some sort of joke by the Creator? No, a god wouldn’t do that. Ha~ I want to cry. I sat on the pedestal that held the sword. The monster quietly watched me. It understood how I felt. After calming myself down, I asked the monster a few more questions.
“What are you doing here? First off, what’s your name?”
“Huu~ You must be the only human that can remain so calm in front of a dragon. My name is Graydrone.”
“Graydrone? What an odd name. What are you doing here?”
It pointed at the sword beside me.
“I’m guarding that sword and have been for over ten thousand years.”
“Ha~ Why guard this sword? So you’re over ten thousand years old?”
“Yes, although I don’t know my exact age, it’s probably about fifteen thousand years.”
“Does that mean I should speak formally to you…?”
“That’s not necessary. You can continue speaking to me as you were.”
How sad. To guard a sword for ten thousand years. I peeked at the sword and had the sudden urge to grab it. However, Graydrone wouldn’t let me.
“That sword has a mind and life of its own. If a person that is not qualified to be its owner touches it, the sword will destroy them.
“Ha… Ha… What a great sword. Who would make a sword like this? No! Who is the owner of this sword? Nevermind, that question doesn’t need to be answered. You’re guarding it because there is no owner, right?”
The monster let out a huge sigh before he started his story. He must have a lot to say…