Cthulhu Gonfalon - Chapter 85
Chapter 85: Chapter 85
Translator: Sigma Editor: Sigma
If it weren’t for Ray waking her up and bringing her back from the illusion, Steele would have turned into a pig.
When she saw the red bracelet on the back of her left hand was lit up with seven flames, her face looked like she was about to cry.
“It is just a little bit of imagination. How can it be this serious…” Along the way, she continued prattling in a low voice.
Ray, of course, didn’t hear as he was concentrating on running.
Around the fifteenth time or the sixteenth time of hearing her babbling, Sui Xiong finally couldn’t take it anymore, and he glared at Steele angrily.
“Do you still have a face to complain? The limitation I’ve set for you is quite broad. With just an imagination, you can light up that bracelet with so many flames. You should look for the cause from within yourself!”
“I’ve just done a little simple thinking!” Steele miserably spoke. “I’ve just thought a little bit about circumstances that I can’t play on normal days…”
Sui Xiong didn’t say anything further, swung his tentacle and gave her a smack.
“Correct your thinking, dismiss evil thoughts!” He roared brutally. “If you had already turned into a pig, I would have roasted you right away!”
Steele retracted her head, and didn’t dare to say anything else as she flew forward to investigate the road.
But in the end, she still couldn’t control her evil thinking. About two days later, once again they passed a Tree Fairy village. Due to being constrained for so long, when she saw a robust man with a bare upper body chopping wood, she couldn’t hold back anymore.
The flame on the back of her left hand was surging on crazily. In the blink of an eye, twelve flames were fully lit.
While walking toward that rare muscular Tree Fairy with the intention of striking up a conversation, Steele surprisingly exclaimed as she was surrounded by raging flames that burst from the back of her hand. All the villagers who had seen this scene freaked out.
The dark red flames came and went quickly. From the beginning to the end, no more than three seconds, they had vanished completely without a trace.
After the flames disappeared, the thing that was left behind was not a person with severe burns, but it was a pig.
There was a small, fat, round pig with a light pink bow on its head.
This pig’s was about half the size of a normal person’s arm. From head to tail was around one meter, and its body was smooth and round. On its back was a pair of small bat wings.
There was not the slightest trace of fierceness, but on the contrary, a silly feeling. It used its two hind legs to stand up straight like a human. In the middle of its chest and stomach there was a giant red hoop with twelve flames slowly burning inside.
This little pig didn’t have a stinky smell like other pigs. Its eyes were also abnormally large and very lively. It dumbfoundedly looked ahead— that robust man picked up a water bucket and rushed over.
He looked as if he wanted to rescue her, but he didn’t know what to do.
After being in a daze for a while, Steele, who had turned into a pig, finally understood what had happened.
She looked at the opposite party for a bit, then immediately lowered her head to check her arms and feet. For a pudgy little pig, this movement was indeed really hard. She finally roared out loud.
“Zuo suo zuo mo huo!”
“Your Majesty, what is she saying?” Ray curiously asked.
“It is probably ‘what is this…?'” When he saw the collapsing face of the little pink pig drenched with tears, and leaning on the thigh of the robust man while crying out loud, Sui Xiong couldn’t help but laugh.
Very obviously, no matter how intense the desire flame inside Steele was, that Tree Fairy robust man would not be estranged by a pig, especially by a small pig like this. Even normal pets like cats and dogs were not considered heavily built.
Therefore after crying bitterly for a while, she finally couldn’t do anything else but follow Ray, and continue their journey. She bid farewell to the robust Tree Fairy man, who had mesmerizing eyes, the back of a tiger, the waist of a bear, and also a good heart.
After traveling a little ways, Ray’s emotions were a little unbalanced.
“Why can you fly after turning into a pig?” He asked.
Steele flapped her wings, flying slowly behind Ray’s back, and answered, “Wo yo zuo duo.”
“In general she says ‘I also don’t know,’,” This time, Sui Xiong didn’t wait for Ray to ask and immediately translated. “In fact, her words are also not very hard to understand. Every word of hers has some ao sound. If you listen carefully, you will understand.”
Ray then carefully listened again after hearing Sui Xiong’s instruction, but he still shook his head like before.
Steele’s “pig dialect” was indeed too abstruse and unfathomable. Except for a God who had the assistance of spiritual sensing, it was indeed difficult to understand her words.
It was also not convenient for him to ask Sui Xiong to translate. After discussing with Steele, he pulled out an ax, chopped a tree into many big and small logs, then gave them to Steele to use as paper.
Whenever Steele wanted to say something she could use dark power to write on the wood log. Although her writing speed was not fast, it was faster than Sui Xiong’s translation.
As for these wood logs, Steele had tools to store her things, bringing a bunch of them was not a problem.
After writing, using the wood to make fire was also not a bad idea…
By using this method, the communication between Steele and Ray became much easier. Questions about this pig were slowly solved as well.
First of all, regarding the flying problem, don’t mistake the small and short wings of this little pig as an ornament. Just like before, Steel’s flying didn’t really rely on the flapping of her wings. These wings themselves were like a magic tool which could provide flying ability. As for their look, it was just a secondary thing.
After turning into a pig, Steele had lost her best ability which was seduction. Other magic was also sealed, only her treatment magic could be used normally.
As compensation, her physical strength was greatly enhanced. In a short time, she could actually fight with Ray. If one saw her appearance, they wouldn’t think this little, pink pet pig could possess abnormal power and extremely quick agility!
Unfortunately, the little pig’s fighting state didn’t last too long. After a short while, she immediately felt hungry. After feeling hungry, the fighting strength decreased tremendously. It seemed like she belonged to the explosive athletic type, her endurance was very problematic.
Ray’s problem generally was answered, while the problem that Stelle worried about the most was saved for Sui Xiong to answer.
After turning into a pig, can I ever change back into a human shape?
“Of course, yes,” Sui Xiong said. “My goal was not to turn you into a pig. I just want to rely on the pig transformation to punish and restrain you. There are twelve flames on your chest. The fuel for these flames is the evil thoughts inside of you. After burning all the evil thoughts, when the twelve flames are put out, you can return to your human shape.”
But the flames didn’t burn long, or maybe it was because there weren’t many evil thoughts contained inside Steele’s mind, but not long after they left the Ancient Forest, the twelve flames were nearly exhausted. A gush of smoke rose with a puff of air, and Steele in adventurer’s clothes appeared in front of them again.
“Gosh! I can finally change back!”
Steele jumped out of joy. She held a mirror to look around, and couldn’t help but cry of happiness.
But at this moment, Ray brought up another problem.
“Steele, when you turned into a pig before, there was only a bow. How can you wear clothes after changing back to human form?” Speaking of which, he couldn’t help but feel more annoyed when he recalled Steel’s situation before she turned into a pig, “When you turned into a pig, your outfit didn’t fall here, where on earth did it go?”
Steele, of course, had no way to answer this problem. With her underdeveloped knowledge about magic, she didn’t even have any research on pig transformation situation, not to mention he lack of in-depth study about such an advanced issue like where her clothes had gone.
Therefore, the one capable of answering this question was no doubt Sui Xiong.
“I didn’t pay attention to this.” Sui Xiong was a little bit sorry as he said, “Before, I didn’t consider the problem that a pig also needs to wear clothes. Moreover, because I wanted to emphasize the twelve flames on your chest, I didn’t design clothes for you… Wait a minute. Let me carefully consider. I will help you design suitable pig clothes.”
“No need,” Steele shook. “Don’t you find a pig wearing clothes really strange?”
Sui Xiong was a little surprised, turned to Ray to ask, “Would you feel strange if you saw a small pig wearing clothes?”
Sui Xiong didn’t think it was strange. Before jumping space here, he usually saw owners putting clothes on their dogs. Hence, a pig wearing clothes was also a very reasonable matter.
However, he didn’t quite understand the traditional customs of this world. After jumping space, he didn’t stay in a bustling area. Therefore, he wasn’t really sure whether or not pets in this world wore clothes.
Ray recalled for a while then shook his head. “First, I have never seen anyone raise a pig as a pet. Perhaps some shamans raise particular pigs to be devil pets… I am not certain about that. Secondly, I have never seen anyone put clothes on their pets; except for a beautiful young girl or boy raising pets to do perverted things.”
“Damn it! How can this world also have that kind of pervert?”
“There are perverts everywhere. Especially among the wizards, there are all kinds of crazy things, too many to count…” Ray said pensively. “There might be people who put clothes on their pets. For example, if one summons a Pique goblin to be a devil pet, then it will definitely wear clothes.”
Sui Xiong nodded nonstop, then turned to Steele, asking, “So is this your wish? Do you want to wear clothes when you are turned into a pig?”
“No need for that,” Steele immediately answered without thinking, “Wearing clothes is good for keeping warm. Not wearing clothes is convenient. Both are alright. We are heading south right now, and the weather is getting warmer and warmer. There is no need to keep warm, so why would I need to wear clothes?”
Her words were very reasonable. It still sounded strange in some parts but Sui Xiong was still convinced in the end.
“In fact, from my point of view, I do hope that you can maintain your human shape. Don’t want you to turn into a pig.” He used his tentacle to pat Steele’s shoulder, trying to cheer her up. “You have to learn to control your desire, become an owner, not a slave to desire. If one wants to grow and achieve, one must learn to restrain their desire!”
“Just think about it, if last year you could have restrained your desire, maybe now you would have been a Lady of a dominion! If you could restrain your desire, you would not have turned into a pig…”
While he was rambling nonstop about Chicken Soup for the Soul to Steele in the hope of clearing up the desires in her head, Ray couldn’t help but sigh.
“How are things?” Sui Xiong asked.
Ray pointed at Steele’s left hand.
On the back of her hand, the first flame slowly flared up in the originally empty bracelet.
It seemed like this woman was incurable!
“Steele…” Sui Xiong couldn’t help but deeply sigh, giving up on advising.
“You’d better learn to be a good pig!”