The tunnel leading to the lair complex was considerably longer than Dauria remembered.
Cursed human legs, she thought sourly.
“How far is it?” Kaito asked.
“Your guess is likely as good as mine. I was a rather large dragon the last time I was here.”
“Did he do the excavation by hand, or with magic?” Kaito asked. Softer, he added, “It’s brilliant work, either way.”
“He always claimed this was a natural cave that he only slightly modified, aside from the smoothing of surfaces, of course. And he did claim to have done that by hand. The ‘old-fashioned way,’ as he called it.”
“As if magic were a thing developed during his lifetime,” Kaito said through a slight chuckle.
“Who knows,” Daur...
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