Ei, Banana was trying to make it before midnight but in the end, I was too late… whahahaahah
Anyway, here’s a chapter yo~ And I split it into 2 part because the word count is long 😛
Please forgive me _(;3/
List of characters :
帕特里 Patrik (Python) / 林沐 Lin Mu (Female)
拉尔 Lal (Centipede) / 科恩 Cohen (White tiger)
洛克 Locke (Horned lion) / 萨沙 Sasha (Female)
杰森 Jason (Black cobra) / 莱丝 Lais (Female)
罗伊德 Lloyd (???) / 菲尔 Phil (Female)
球球 Qiuqiu (pet?)
卡索 Casso (Winged Wolf)
达蒙 Damon (??? / Casso’s father)
米莎 Misha (Female)
马特 Matt (Silver wolf / Misha’s father)
Please do not repost elsewhere and do not re-translate to other language from my English version.
Chapter 18 Return
On the seventh day in the valley, Lin Mu happily looked at the window that had been built. The windows are naturally wooden windows with a layer of animal hide on the outside. In terms of how to open and close the window, Lin Mu borrowed the method from ancient China and used wooden sticks as support. To open the window, one can use the wooden stick to support it and keep it open. If they want to close the window, they just have to put the stick away, very convenient.
Touching the window frame, Lin Mu was ready to tell Patrik about his plan. He looked up at the Patrik, who was building the wall, and his eyes sparkled, “Patrik, let’s start making wooden beds now.”
Patrik stopped working and turned to see Lin Mu looking at him with enthusiasm. He didn’t know what kind of strange things Lin Mu is thinking of, but this does not hinder him from supporting Lin Mu.
“What is the wooden bed used for?” The word ‘wooden bed’ is just a random word to Patrik.
“Of course to sleep on it. Sleeping on the ground all the time is not good as it is easy to get sick1. With the bed, in the winter we can put a thick quilt… en, animal skin/hide. When it snows, one can lay in bed like a ‘cat’s hibernation’2. So comfortable, it makes me happy just by thinking about it.”
Then Lin Mu said solemnly, “So a bed is very important, and it is necessary to make it.”
Lin Mu missed his soft fluffy bed very much. It’s alright if there is nothing in his home, but he must have a comfortable big bed so that he can sleep most comfortably when he wants to sleep.
Patrik didn’t know how a bed looks like, but Lin Mu’s happy expression when he said it makes Patrick think that a bed is a must.
Concerning his winter welfare, Lin Mu talked to Patrik regarding the structure, function, and benefits of a bed. Then they discussed about the technical matter (of how to make one) for two hours, and the final plan was finalized. Also, towards the beastman’s high hands-on ability, Lin Mu is very satisfied.
Regarding the design of the bed, due to the lack of tools, the frame can only be made in the simplest form. As for the bed, because they don’t have things like nails, Lin Mu and Patrik decided to put the frame together with fine black vines. Black vines are commonly used by beastmen as ropes to tie things. It is very thin and will become very soft after drying in the sun, but at the same time it is very tough and won’t be easily snapped off. As for some beastman’s abnormal strength, that doesn’t count.
Since it has already been decided, Lin Mu naturally is anxious to start work. Because there were not many people available, Patrik decided to let two beastmen help Lin Mu. Lal heard that they are going to make some novelty thing, and thought that he has a chance to be alone with Lin Mu (this idiot has ignored the other helper)3 so he instantly recommended himself. Cohen said he can also help with a black face, then he looked at Lin Mu with dissatisfaction. At the next moment, Lin Mu felt a chill down his back and was puzzled how he could feel cold on a hot day. Looking at how Cohen resentfully stared at Lal, Lin Mu wondered if this is the legendary ‘getting shot while lying down’, and felt that he has been wrongfully blamed.
“Lin Mu, let’s talk. You can ask me to do whatever you want.” Lal’s expression looked like he is eager to help, and he didn’t hide how happy he was.
Lin Mu speechlessly looked at Cohen, and couldn’t help ranting in his heart, ‘Don’t you see that black face as dark as the bottom of a pot next to you? You can’t feel it at all?’
Lin Mu might be a bit dull, but Cohen has been chasing Lal all these while. Although everyone pretended not to see it with a tacit mutual understanding, it didn’t mean that Lin Mu couldn’t see it. Lin Mu felt that they should be given some time to solve their problems, and he is not interested in being a cannon fodder sandwiched between them, or be the cannon fodder who would be finished off by Cohen.
“That er… go and get some black vines first, the more the better.” Lin Mu waved his hand. “Quickly go, no need to hurry back.”
Cohen heard the task given by Lin Mu and left with Lal. He felt that the two of them needed to talk properly, didn’t Lin Mu no need to hurry back as well.
Lal struggled and didn’t want to go with him. “Lin Mu, he can collect the vines alone, I can do something else, really.”
But Cohen didn’t give him a chance, so Lin Mu listened as Lal’s voice getting further and further. It seems that in the end, he could also hear Lal’s voice calling for help. Lin Mu evilly thought, “Lal, take care! I didn’t mean to set you up; I am innocent. Hehe.”
Patrik thinks that Lin Mu’s smile is a little weird (it’s a little vulgar). “You sent them away, who will help you now?”
“Humph, letting them help is giving me a chill under this big summer weather. Look, the goosebumps I get from being watched by Cohen are showing.”
Lin Mu said while showing his thin arms. “So, whoever helping me should definitely be not them.”
Thinking of Lal’s thoughts on Lin Mu, Patrik thought what Lin Mu said makes sense. Lal is better to stay full time with Cohen. As for Lin Mu, the farther away he’s from Lal, the better, Patrik believes that Cohen must feel the same with him.
Thinking back to Lin Mu’s body, he looked at Lin Mu’s arm and was very dissatisfied. “Mu Mu, you are too thin, you have to eat more meat.”
Lin Mu said in disapproval, “I am lean, see see, very firm. Plus, the weather is so hot, how to eat?”
The hot weather plus a few days of fatigue caused Lin Mu to eat lesser. He also felt bad about eating so little, but he doesn’t have the appetite. Lin Mu feels that this body is too delicate.
“Are you too tired? Actually, you don’t have to do it. No beastman likes his female being tired out.”
“What ah… participation in the construction of the tribe makes me feel very meaningful, how can I not do it? And even if I am a female, I shouldn’t take it for granted. Labor is the most glorious job!”
Lin Mu does not know which era this sentence came from, but labor is the foundation of human beings. Doing nothing all day will inevitably cause a panic4.
Seeing Lin Mu insisted, Patrik said, “As long as you like it.” Patrik looked at the house behind him. He could almost imagine how it looks like when it’s finished. He emotionally said, “Lin Mu, your tribe people are really smart.”
Lin Mu nodded. “The people there are really smart. Always thinking about how to make our life more convenient and make things easier, so they made a lot of machines. Living in an era like yours right now, you cannot imagine how much improvement our world has reached. But I don’t think it is a good thing. At the very least we don’t get to breathe in fresh air anymore, we can’t enjoy any leisure time, and the machines make people lazier. For example, the elevator. The floors were obviously not very high, but in order to save their energy, people spent more time waiting for the elevator instead. So it got me thinking, with the appearance of more machines, will humans finally degenerate into being left with only a brain?”
Lin Mu knows that Patrik does not understand what he was saying. He did not want him to understand, he just wants to let him know about his feelings.
“It doesn’t matter if you don’t understand. We don’t have any relations with it right now.” What would someone who could fly do with an elevator?
“Patrik, you continue with your stuff. I am going to help Phil.”
“En, don’t tire yourself out.”