Lazy _(;3/ Banana dun wanna work from home, the VPN is a torture… I missed my office’s air conditioner…
Alright, let’s give an applause to esteemedbun and MCJohnston for giving Banana a kofi! Many thanks~! (;w;)/ Please stay healthy~!
Warning, there might be a slight cliff at the end 😛
List of characters :
帕特里 Patrik (Python) / 林沐 Lin Mu (Female)
科恩 Cohen (White tiger) / 拉尔 Lal (Centipede)
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 32 Sneaking out
A silent night.
Lin Mu’s consciousness was awake, but he did not want to open his eyes. He patted the location beside him. There wasn’t the slightest hint of warmth, which means the other party had already gotten up. Lin Mu opened his eyes and saw that the room was very dark. Knowing that Lin Mu liked to sleep longer, Patrik did not take out the glowing stone when he left. Sitting up, Lin Mu stretched lazily and yawned deeply. Combining with the temperature difference outside his quilt, Lin Mu is now completely awake.
He slowly took out a small bag made from animal skin from the bedside cabinet and took out the glowing stone inside. Instantly, soft white light filled the room. There were four glowing stones in the bag, each at the size of Lin Mu’s fist. During the construction of the house, a small wooden holder was added to the four corners of the room to hold the glowing stones. Lin Mu got out of bed and placed one glowing stone in each holder. Next, he opened the window. It was still dark outside, but Lin Mu found that the rain has gone down a bit.
Lin Mu walked out of his room. He was up relatively early today, so he can still see a few beastman eating their breakfast. Lin Mu only recalled that it’s Patrik’s turn to hunt today when he couldn’t find him anywhere. He didn’t hear Lal’s voice either, so he(L) should be out hunting out of boredom again. Really don’t know if Lal is out hunting or relaxing, Lin Mu enviously thought.
After washing his face, Lin Mu looked at the breakfast prepared by the beastman. Meat broth is a must every day; next, he also found an unknown boiled egg the size of an ostrich egg. They probably left it for him. Because there is still some tiny fire crackling under the soup pot, the temperature of the soup in the pot is just right. Lin Mu scooped a bowl of soup onto his own wooden bowl. He didn’t pick any meat but took more vegetables instead. Looking at the green vegetables mainly left in the pot, it seems that beastmen still love to eat meat more. After all, they are still considered a beast, it’s their nature.
Peeling the egg into the bowl, Lin Mu lazily leaned on the table to eat. Halfway through the meal, a white figure jumped on the table. Lin Mu glanced at Qiuqiu’s chubby body, “So fat, why is your bouncing power so good?”
Qiuqiu licked Lin Mu’s face endearingly, then sat on the table and watched Lin Mu eat.
If Qiuqiu is here, naturally Casso will be around as well. Hence, after a while, Casso arrived. It came to a stool closest to Lin Mu and jumped up.
Lin Mu rubbed Casso’s body, “Have you all eaten yet?”
Casso nodded, Qiuqiu hesitated before nodding.
Lin Mu looked at Qiuqiu in amusement. He can see its wet eyes looking at him, full of longing, and said, “Don’t look at me with your little eyes. You just can’t bear to see other people eating.”
As he said that, Lin Mu stood up to get another bowl. Lin Mu placed a small bowl in front of Qiuqiu. It contained mostly meat and a little soup. Although Qiuqiu is an omnivorous animal, Lin Mu knew that it still prefers to eat meat. As for Casso, it already mentioned that it had its breakfast, so Lin Mu didn’t get it any. Both Lin Mu and Qiuqiu were very satisfied with their breakfast. The two of them did not feel embarrassed by letting other people watch them eating.
Casso didn’t mind, it was used to it. Qiuqiu has always eaten without it.
After Lin Mu finished eating and washed the bowls with Qiuqiu, the beastman quickly cleaned the table and put it back by the wall. As for cleaning the living room, there is no need for Lin Mu to help.
Lin Mu carried Qiuqiu in his arms and looked at the sky where the rain was significantly reduced. Suddenly he has an idea in his heart. Holding Qiuqiu, Lin Mu turned around and said, “Casso, keep up.” Then, he rushed back to his room. Back in his room, Lin Mu lowered down the door curtain. After putting Qiuqiu on the bed, he rummaged through the piles of animal skin in the corner of a wall.
Casso jumped onto the bed and squatted beside Qiuqiu, watching Lin Mu in confusion.
Zhi zhi zhi… (What is Master doing?)
“I don’t know?”
Ji ji ji… (You can’t even guess it? So stupid!)
“En En, Qiuqiu is the smartest. So, do you know what Lin Mu is doing?”
Zhi zhi zhi… (Tsk, I don’t need to guess at all, Master will tell me.)
Lin Mu finally found what he wanted, it was a failed product, but right now it is useful. He smiled and said, “Oh, you two really seem to be having a conversation, what are you talking about?”
Zhi zhi zhi… (Nothing.)
Qiuqiu waved its paws cutely.
Casso was silent.
Lin Mu didn’t mind. He sat on the bed, and then whispered to Casso mysteriously, “Casso, let’s go out and play together!”
Casso froze, it thinks it might have misheard it.
“Nod if you agree, if you disagree…”
Casso shook its head frantically before Lin Mu finished talking. What a joke. It didn’t want to be hated by Uncle Patrik, nor did it want to be beaten to death by its own father!
“Really won’t consider?”
Casso’s little head shook like a rattle.
Lin Mu picked up Qiuqiu and lowered his voice, “If you don’t take me out, I will go with Qiuqiu. You also know that Qiuqiu’s combat power is not really combat power. Think about it, if we encountered a beast, we would be kacha kacha shredded to pieces.”
Casso frowned. Although it knew that the valley is quite safe, due to the surrounding beasts were almost wiped out by their tribe, but Casso was worried in case there is still some beast left out there. Then thinking about these two, even if they encounter the mega-tooth beast1, they won’t have any chance of surviving, let alone other beasts. Casso became worried by the possibility, kacha kacha to pieces? No! If Qiuqiu dies, it(C) will be in despair. And if Lin Mu has any misfortune, its father would kill it first before the tribe leader. Casso doesn’t want to see any of this happening.
Lin Mu knew that Casso is hesitating, he did not really want to force Casso, but he really wanted to go out for a stroll. And he is also afraid of encountering any beasts. Even if Casso does not have much combat power, but at the very least, Casso can definitely handle bugs, snakes or whatnots.
Casso looked up at Lin Mu and struggled for the last time.
“Can you not go? It’s dangerous outside.” Then it said to Qiuqiu, “Qiuqiu, don’t go with Lin Mu?”
Lin Mu don’t speak beast language so he couldn’t understand. Qiuqiu coaxed, “I listen to my Master. Don’t worry, it’s safe in the valley.”
Casso was helpless, it knew that Qiuqiu liked to join in the fun. In the end, it could only compromise and nodded helplessly to Lin Mu to express its agreement.
Lin Mu cheered in a low voice, and then whispered, “Qiuqiu, you go out and check the situation to see if the beastmen have all returned to their room.”
Qiuqiu disappeared with a swish. Then with another swish, Qiuqiu reappeared in front of Lin Mu and waved its paws to indicate that he could follow behind.
Lin Mu carefully lifted the curtain and looked at the hall. No one was there. Then pretending to be doing nothing, Lin Mu carried Qiuqiu through the hall, glancing at both sides while walking. Finally arriving at the door, Lin Mu heaved a sigh in relief. He was feeling quite nervous. Just when he is about to step out, Sasha came out of his room. When he saw Lin Mu standing in front of the door, he asked, “Lin Mu, why are you standing there?”
Lin Mu was startled, and then said with a forced smile, “Hehehe, I’m enjoying the rain.” Then he turned around and looked up, 45 degrees to the sky with a wistful expression, “Look, the rain is a spirit of nature. Their arrival nourishes everything, they bring peace to the world, washing everything and returned them to purity, rain… ”
When Lin Mu turned around, he asked, “Where’s Sasha?”
Sasha has run away, so Lin Mu quickly took the opportunity to put on his coat. After that, holding Qiuqiu, he said, “Casso, run!” Then he rushed into the curtain of rain.
Running out of the woods in one breath, and arrived at the north road, Lin Mu started laughing, “Finally managed to run out.” Looking up and let the drizzle hit his face, Lin Mu felt that it was cooling and comfortable.
“Don’t worry, Casso, I just came out to walk around. I won’t go up the mountain. Rest assured. Now, let’s go.”
Qiuqiu jumped down from Lin Mu’s arms and walked with Casso.
Lin Mu had put on the boots freshly made for him when he went out. He also wore the coat that was initially made for Patrik, but Lin Mu hid it under the pile of animal skins because the end product was poorly stitched by him. On the other hand, Lin Mu stitched a hat to this coat during production. Although the shape is really uncomfortable, it can still be worn as a raincoat. The road was muddy and uncomfortable. He is now very proud of his foresight. If he has worn his sneakers, it will be too unfortunate.
Qiuqiu ended up resting on Casso’s back, and they chatted in chirps. Due to the language barrier, Lin Mu did not join it.
Lin Mu’s primary purpose is to come out for fresh air, and the second purpose is to chance upon some unexpected gains. Lin Mu’s hand is still empty after a long walk, but it did not affect his mood. After all, he came out to relax. He didn’t see much animals appearing until now. “Casso, shall we look outside the valley?”
Casso shook its head. This suggestion is not good at all.
“I will just stand at the entrance of the cave and peek out. I won’t leave the cave, how about it?”
Casso keeps shaking its head.
“Casso, you went out before, why can’t I?”
“Because you are too weak.”
Lin Mu didn’t know what Casso said, but from its small scornful eyes, he knew that it was not anything good.
“If you don’t take me, I will just go by myself.” Lin Mu pointed to a direction. “It seems to be that direction.” Then he lifted his legs and walked away.
Casso shook its head helplessly and followed, “Qiuqiu, see, a female is the most troublesome being.”
“Master said he is a male.”
“And you believe it?”
Qiuqiu bit its finger in silence.
They arrived at the cave, it seems that Lin Mu did remember the direction correctly. Looking at the two little guys with slightly wet fur. The drizzle did not bother them much. Lin Mu thought to himself – Today is a good day to go out.
“Let’s go into the cave to hide from the rain.” Then, he walked in.
Casso followed suit.
When Lin Mu is walking in the cave, he keeps hearing some rustling sound. He looked back and forth, left and right while walking, but saw nothing. Looking at Casso again, it didn’t show any worried expression. Was he being overly suspicious? Thinking that since Casso and Qiuqiu looked normal, Lin Mu went forward with peace of mind.
It didn’t take long for Lin Mu to see the exit of the cave. The exit was blocked by a large rock, leaving only a gap enough for females to pass through, and it was well covered by vines. Lin Mu was about to pull away the vines and go out to see when a behemoth fell in front of the cave. Lin Mu could see that it was a hunted animal, so he quickly hid in the cave, sitting motionless against the wall.
Where there’s a prey, there will naturally be beastman. Lin Mu knows that Patrik will not hunt near the valley out of fear of being discovered. So this hunter must not be from his own tribe. He must never let them discover this cave! Lin Mu adjusted his breathing to the lightest and sat down with Casso without moving. He was very aware of the beastman’s unusual hearing ability. It didn’t take long before they hear noises outside.
Outside the cave, one can see two big tigers landing from above. One black and one red. Two tigers turned into their human form upon landing. One tall and one short, the two happily ran to the prey. The tall one said cheerfully to the short one, “That’s great, Kesa, you got a firebird. Yin En must be very happy to receive it.”
Kesa touched the beautiful feathers of the firebird. The females in their tribe all liked the feathers of firebirds very much. He managed to hunt a firebird, so he finally could hold a ceremony with Yin En.
Kesa carried the firebird and said, “Moore, let’s go.”
Moore agreed with a smile, then he suddenly pulled Kesa. “I seem to smell a female scent.”
Lin Mu’s heart tightened.
Kesa laughed when he heard that, “Moore, you must be too crazy about females that you imagined their scent. How can there be females in this rainy season? Who would have the heart to let their female run around in this mountain?”
Moore nodded, “Indeed.”
Sensing that they were gone, Lin Mu exhaled deeply to relieve his tension. There are beastman in this mountain, this is definitely a trouble.
“Casso, let’s go.”
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