He didn't have the faintest clue what to look for, he would know more when they got there.
"I don't really know, maybe, we shall soon see when we get there, maybe there will be some change in the colour of the river or something"
He looked at her as she looked at him, she was really beautiful. He looked back ahead of him and they walked out of the inn, hand in hand, which attracted many looks from the villagers but he paid no heed and kept on walking.
"I'm currently thinking that the river will slowly change colour, will stop flowing and will slowly become more solid, unless the dragon is actually hidden under the river and is slowly awakening from a long slumber, once again, this is only speculation"
They reached the river, letting go of Shies hand, he knelt down and put his hand into the icy cold water, it felt no different and he sensed nothing, there was no change in colour and it was flowing as rapidly as ever.
"It looks to me that the dragon is possible lying on the riverbed, slowly awakening from its sleep, there is no change here in the water itself"
Lièrén then stood back up and walked over to Shie.
"This is most strange, why would a demon want to stage a battle right here, yeah it is out in the open so he has the advantage, but other than wanting to kill me, I do not see the point in him coming here, he could have simply taken my soul and that would have been the end of it, there is something else happening here that we aren't quite seeing yet and it is beginning to bug me a little"