Chapter 7: Eating the Fruit of Knowledge (Skill Gacha)


Today I woke up at noon as well.

It might be because of all the traps I set up yesterday, but last night I fell fast asleep.

Thanks to all that I’m hungry, Sakura made me a midday meal but, I couldn’t endure and I went out to get an apple to eat. However,

「……..huh, what’s with this apple?」

There was a tree with a golden apple in the middle of the orchard.
Though…I don’t remember doing any selective breeding….
Is it some kind of spontaneous mutation?

The proof of the pudding is in the eating…so I took a bite.

「Hmmmm…somehow it’s kind of crunchy inside my mouth.」

It’s sweet and delicious, but somehow strange.
It’s got a flavor that kind of sticks to your throat, the apple juice is a little too thick or rich somehow.

In some ways it might be just right for my stomach right now so I keep eating. Then,

「Master! Lunch is ready!」

It seems that lunch has just been prepared.
Sakura trotted over to me.

「Ok, thanks, I’m coming now—–」

And as I turned to walk back towards her,

『Oi, you bein’ serious?』
I heard a quiet voice say. It was a man’s voice.

「Ummmm……that wasn’t Sakura right? The one who just spoke?」
「Eh? I only said that lunch was ready though?」

『Seriously…. 』

I heard it again. The voice was coming from above me.

『According to our country, this is a place we must not approach. It’s a place where we could be eaten. 』
『Huh? We could get eaten? That’s ridiculous』

And when I looked up there were two dragons.

『I think if you look at the magic power of the guy below us you’ll understand!』
『Eh?……wait what the hell is that!? Doesn’t he have as much or even more magic power than Dragon King-sama?!』
『Yeah, right now it seems we are being overlooked. He seems to be letting us live on a whim』

No, I clearly heard the dragons’ conversation though….
It’s not like I’m overlooking them. It’s just that I don’t have any problem with food for right now.

『Why is there such a guy here……Isn’t he throwing off the balance of the Dark (Evil) Forest?』
『For this reason, once Dragon king sensed it he sent out a personal decree. It made that one-track minded battle maniac King properly consider things right?』
『Uhuh…..this ain’t good. Before we get killed let’s get out of here. Then we should properly report this back.』

After saying all that, the dragons left.
What’s all this?
Were those dragons purposefully speaking in a way that I can understand?

「Hey Sakura, did you understand what those dragons were saying?」
「U, Ummmmm……they were crying out Gya and growling Grrr and roaring Rawr, I think」

She cutely mimics the dragon cries….I see.
I understand.
I was the only one who could understand them.

「Sakura, it seems like I can understand what dragons say.」
「Ehhhh!? Master you understand dragon speech? I know you’re well read, but to be able to understand their ancient language is…..」

Wait wait wait, I just started to understand it a little while ago.
And what are you talking about ancient language? It’s just crying out like gya gya.

Wait, I just thought of what might be related to this,

「This magic apple maybe. Once I ate it my ears became strange and I started to be able to understand the meaning of what the dragons were saying.」
「I see……wait, could you please let me see it?」

I handed Sakura the core of the golden apple, and she brought it to her nose and sniffed.

「This smells of dragon magic……where did this grow?」
「Hm? It just grew right over there on that tree.」

In the middle of the orchard, a normal tree.
Wait, it actually seems thicker and larger than the other trees around it.

「…..if that’s the case, over there is where we buried the dragon’s remains.」
「Ahh, we might have disposed of the remains of that small dragon around there I guess…」

Maybe because the tree absorbed the dragon’s essence I became able to understand dragon speech?

「In addition to that, it absorbed energy from the dragon vein we are on top of, the dragon blood seems to be filled with magic and it may have mixed with the dragon vein and produced a unique effect…」

I never thought there would be a side effect. Apples are amazing.
As expected of the fruit of knowledge.

「It’s just that, when people with magic power like me and master eat it, it acts like a restorative medicine. If someone normal would just eat it, then it’d act almost like a deadly poison because of how powerful an ingredient it is. It’s excellent that we were able to raise such a thing.」

Huh, it tasted pretty much like a normal apple though.

This might be the reason why wild animals and parasitic worms aren’t coming for them…

「Yes, this is most likely an effect from Master enhancing them. It’s amazing!—-well, if possible, could you please allow me to synchronize with you Master?」
「Yes…..I’d like to be able to hear what Master hears please…」

Sakura’s cheeks were dyed red and she seemed shy.
You don’t have to hold back so much you know?

「Ok, I got it. After we eat, let’s synchronize while we make more traps.」
「Th-thank you very much Master!」

And that’s how, I ended up being able to understand dragon speech.
「—-is it possible that if I use the essence from different creatures to feed the apple trees, I could obtain a number of different skills?」

Next time when I get hungry, I’ll use some of my free time to try it out.

I started thinking about such things as I looked out at my magnificent apple trees.



  1. lolz a gacha where you put corpses in a tree

    thanks for the chapter

    • seems like some kind of serial killer

      • the classical hero is basically just a serial killer that has the approval of the general public.

      • It’s funny that you’d mention the serial killer trope, back in the 90’s there was a research center that discovered that as many as 1 out of 100 men were psychopaths and it seems they also made the connection that many popular heroes were also deemed to have psychopathic tendencies. 🙂

      • I remember that study, apparently a disproportionate amount of C.E.O.s are psychopaths also Bank executives. Something about lacking human empathy being a desirable trait to upper mobility in the corporate world.
        Any way, isn’t is weird how he gives no thought about the implication/morals of eating sentient lifeforms. I’m not just talking maybe smart as a 3 year in theory like dolphins but something you can have a conversation with. Could you eat something that spoke to you?
        It’s like I wouldn’t be surprised if tried to BBQ one of the were-wolves or roast one of the princess witches legs for dinner, the bury the corpse under an apple tree.

      • Not necessarily a serial killer, more like a state-supported assassin. After all, the nation helps them in order for them to kill the demon lord (usually).

        The heroes are all Hitmen.

  2. I guess going the blue mage route makes the most sense if you’re an otherworlder.
    Thanks for supporting our laziness.

  3. the cheat just keep on coming lol….. what next? apple of immortality?

  4. Thanks for the chap! He’s probably going to become the scariest (and only) apple mage there is.

  5. Thanks for doing this Chapter! ^.^

  6. thanks for the hard work!

  7. now imagine if he did this with Chinese peaches and grew a whole bunch of them… Shangri-La with their peach of immortality in another world in the mortal world xD

  8. thank you for the chapter

  9. Meatbun Delivery~
    thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    Shiny shiny~ *chomp*

  10. “Great hero, for valiantly slaying the disaster class demon that has been bordering our kingdom these many years, we are eternally grateful. By the king’s authority, you shall be granted great riches and fame and be worshiped as this kingdom’s savior!”

    “Nah, too troublesome, just out here tryna cop some new skills fam.”

    “B-but hero-sama-”

    “Anyway, here’s my address in case a new type of demon shows up. And with that I’ll be one my way. Oi Sakura! Get the hotpot going, we’re having Behemoth tonight!”


  11. .
    Thank u always for ur great work…

    — 「U, Ummmmm……they were crying out Gya and growling Grrr and roaring Rawr, I think」—
    What a cutie u r Sakura…

  12. He doesn’t even give a f**k about eating sentient creatures that he can understand… Is this guy really a human? Not that I mind, it just feels weird, he hasn’t even been in that world for long.

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