Here’s another chapter for y’all~ (0w0)/ *randomly feeling proud for being able to post the chapter on time*
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)
Howth (Golden winged lion)
Please do not repost elsewhere and do not re-translate to other language from my English version.
Chapter 37 Winter
The adult females gathered in Lin Mu’s room. They sat cross-legged on the wooden bed while eating fruits and dried meat placed on a small table. In such misty weather, it was leisurely and comfortable time.
“Lin Mu, your small table is really convenient. I want one too. That way if I don’t want to get up from bed, I can eat in the bed.”
Lin Mu rolled his eyes, “Sasha, how much lazier can you be?” And then he said with a smile, “But then I also have the same thought, hahaha.”
Phil and Lais looked at the two helplessly, “You two are such a pair of lazy people.”
“That’s the point of life. My ideal of life has always been sleeping in all 4 seasons, what a beautiful lifestyle.”
Lin Mu revealed an enjoyed expression to show how much he likes a life like that, that is how one enjoys life.
Supporting his chin on his hand, Phil considered seriously and said, “Although beastman doesn’t really like letting his female do anything tiring, but Lin Mu, is it really alright to do nothing? Won’t it be boring?”
Lais: “I still think having something to do is better. Like now, I have something to do every day, and I felt quite fulfilled.”
Sasha nodded while biting on a fruit. Although he is lazy, he couldn’t just sleep all day either.
Sweat appeared on Lin Mu’s head, “You all don’t discuss this topic so seriously. This is just an exaggeration, no one will sleep all day. It’s just a yearning for leisure life from many people who couldn’t enjoy one.”
Sasha wondered, “But Lin Mu, you are idle right now. Why would you have those yearnings?”
Lin Mu became speechless and said feebly, “Yeah, I’m very idle now. Plus thinking about the incoming days, I can predict that we won’t have time to be idle soon. However in the winter, maybe I can have the opportunity to enjoy a winter nesting1.”
Hearing Lin Mu said ‘winter nesting’, they really wanted to ask Lin Mu why he thinks he would be free in winter. The three of them glanced at each other, and meaningfully said, “Ah, winter…”
“What do you mean by that expression? Seemed evil.”
Phil: “No, I just thought that our tribe leader will definitely let you rest a lot in bed during winter.”
The tone doesn’t sound right, so Lin Mu asked, “Hey, what are you not telling me?”
Lais: “We should stop talking about this. Let’s talk about this table, don’t you all want one? It’s really convenient to put it on the bed.”
“En, I am going to get Lloyd to make one for me so that it’s easier for me to make clothes on the bed.”
Lin Mu: “Don’t change the subject ah.”
The other three people ignored Lin Mu and gathered together to discuss what style they wanted for their small table and what other functions can be added to it. Lin Mu fiercely bit the fruit in his hand and watched them happily discussing on their own.
“Don’t think I won’t know just because you don’t tell me.” Seeing that the dried meat in the bowl is finished, Lin Mu got out of bed to get more.
Sasha saw that Lin Mu is gone, he turned to ask, “Why won’t you tell Lin Mu that winter is the beastman’s mating season?”
“Hehe, won’t that’s be more interesting?”
“You guys are terrible. But then again, why does beastman enter their mating season in winter? Don’t all animals have it during springtime?”
Phil thought about it and said, “This is God’s will.”
Lais smiled and said to Sasha, “Probably because beastman is idle during winter, it’s the best time to have their next generation. So God arranged for them to enter the mating season in winter.”
Sasha nodded, “God is always the wisest.”
Lin Mu walked out of the room and found Ryan looking for him.
“Ba-Ao is still the same old condition.”
Lin Mu glanced at the figure sitting at the door. Since that day, Ba-Ao will always sit in the doorway and look at the distance. Once he starts doing that, he will sit there for a long time, no one knows what he is thinking.
“His current condition is not good for his injury, and I am worried that he cannot walk out of the pain.”
Lin Mu looked at Ba-Ao’s figure and whispered, “Can’t walk out?”
“If you can’t walk out and immerse in the pain, you will become crazy and abandon all beliefs.”
Lin Mu frowned, “I’ll talk to him.”
Lin Mu took a small stool and sat down next to Ba-Ao, patting his shoulder gently.
“What are you thinking?”
Ba-Ao glanced at him, shifting his gaze to the outside of the door.
Lin Mu glanced outside as well and sat down beside him. He didn’t know how to comfort this person, but he hoped that this person would be willing to talk. Looking at the rain curtain outside the door, Lin Mu fell into his own thoughts, it seemed that he has not thought of his previous world for a long time.
“I don’t understand.”
Ba-Ao’s voice draws Lin Mu away from his thoughts.
“I have never done bad things, I believed in the beast god, and I worked hard for my tribe. Why do they treat me like that? I have not hurt anyone. I grew up in the tribe and lived there for so many years, why would they treat me cruelly like that?”
Lin Mu didn’t know how to comfort him, so he could only listen to him saying everything that is on his mind.
“They wanted to burn me to death, but I escaped. My hunting partner, who usually hunted together with me pointed his sharp claws at me. I don’t understand what I did wrong and why I lost everything overnight.”
Ba-Ao hugged his head, his voice suppressed, “I don’t understand.”
The beastmen in the hall heard Ba-Ao’s words and remembered their old self a long time ago, causing the atmosphere to become depressing. They have more or less similar experiences like him.
Lin Mu: “People will always be irrational when they are sad and has hatred in their heart, I think you wouldn’t be able to accept the betrayal of your relatives and friends as well. In fact, Ba-Ao, as long as you are not dead, this world will always have tomorrow. There is nothing time cannot heal. Belief? You have that, I know that even when being called a drifter beastman, you still believed in the beast god. At the same time, don’t you have the ability to keep surviving? As for the direction of life, take a look at the beastmen in our tribe. They are also drifter beastman, who had lived in despair all the time, and life and death were not important to them at that time, because they don’t think that they have tomorrow. But aren’t they living well right now? We have a family, a tribe; perhaps the only thing they lacked is a life partner.”
Ba-Ao nodded, during these days he stayed in the house, he could see that these drifter beastmen had a very good life and were very happy.
Lin Mu looked out of the door and said quietly, “I too, have encountered the betrayal of my dearest person. That time, I felt like I have no reason to live on, but when I found out that I was still alive, I didn’t think of wanting to die. After all, life is precious. Comparing to a cold death, I still want to live. Those who hurt me were just passers-by in my life. Although it still makes me sad whenever I think of it sometimes, but mostly I think of right now are happy things. So, as long as you live strong and alive, there is nothing that can’t come to pass.”
Ba-Ao: “You have been hurt by a loved one?”
Lin Mu smiled faintly, “En, but those have passed. I’m doing pretty well now.”
“You are an amazing female, I heard that you are the one who gave them this good life; you gave them hope.”
Lin Mu smiled, “Actually, I didn’t do much. The most important thing is that they didn’t give up. Although they may be pessimistic, they didn’t choose to give up. They have always hoped to have their own tribe, and now they have it. Ba-Ao, if you want, you can also join our tribe. Our drifter beastman tribe is willing to accept kind drifter beastman. ”
“I …” Ba-Ao hesitated.
Although he felt that this tribe is perfect, and everyone seemed happy and satisfied, he still hesitated in his heart. He did think that he is being stupid and couldn’t understand why he hesitated, but he really couldn’t accept Lin Mu’s invitation right away.
Seeing Ba-Ao’s hesitation, Lin Mu added, “You don’t have to worry about it now. Just consider it first, it doesn’t matter what you choose in the end.”
The days passed, and Ba-Ao’s injury quickly recovered. Since he had confided to Lin Mu, Ba-Ao stopped sitting in a daze at the door. He started to eat together with the people in the tribe and chatted with Ryan and Howth. Although Howth’s attitude was still bad towards him, he did not mind. When Lin Mu watched Howth deliberately pranked Ba-Ao a few times, but the other party still smiled and didn’t mind it, Lin Mu felt that a bear’s heart is really big. However, because Ba-Ao didn’t care about Howth’s pranks, Howth had no sense of accomplishment, plus Ryan’s scolding, Howth stopped targeting him.
“Lin Mu, Ba-Ao said he is going to hunt with us, do you think it’ll be fine?”
Lin Mu knew that Ba-Ao was embarrassed to eat their food without contributing anything. Ba-Ao had already asked to go out hunting together, plus his injury should be alright now.
“Should be fine. As long as he doesn’t go challenging fierce beasts, it should be fine. On the other hand, I’m not a doctor, so why would you think of asking me about this?”
Ryan smiled and said, “I’m used to asking you. Also, I don’t want to trouble the tribe leader with this kind of trivial thing. You know more so asking you would be better.”
Lin Mu scratched his head in embarrassment, “Oh, what I know is really limited actually.” Then he thought of Ba-Ao, “I heard that Ba-Ao is from the bear family, so can he fly?”
“Yes, he is from the Winged Bear tribe2.”
Lin Mu felt excited from imagining a bear flying in the sky. He threw out a sentence, “I’m going to get Phil and the rest.” Then, he waved and hurriedly went away. A bear flying in the sky, of course, he needs to get the others to watch this rare sight.
Lin Mu ran to Lais’ room and yelled to the three people, “Follow me to see a flying bear.”
Sasha: “Flying bear?”
Lais: “What’s wrong?”
Lin Mu stepped forward to pull them, “Why are you asking so many questions? Let’s go.”
When the four of them came to the door, the hunting team is about to set off. Watching the beastman transforming one by one, it was quite an amazing sight no matter how many times they watched it.
Look at that tiger, look at that lion, and for the centipede, you can’t really ignore it.
“Look, that’s Ba-Ao.” Sasha whispered.
The three followed Sasha’s eyes.
A tall brown bear with a pair of brown wings.
“I finally know why the people in his tribe would say that he is a drifter beastman.” Lin Mu said suddenly.
The other three looked at Lin Mu doubtfully, they didn’t see anything wrong.
Lin Mu lifted his chin to point at that direction, “Look at his tail.”
The three of them looked at Ba-Ao’s tail. Sasha was still puzzled. “Is there something wrong? Isn’t it pretty?”
Phil felt the same, “Yeah, it looked fluffy and nice.”
Lais also nodded in agreement.
Staring at the long, fluffy tail, Lin Mu asked, “Don’t you think it’s weird that a bear has a fox tail? But then again, a bear with wings is actually quite peculiar as well.” This world is truly unique.
Sasha: “I haven’t seen any other bears, but I still think his tail looks pretty.”
Not sure when Locke started standing behind them, he pulled Sasha all of a sudden and said, “I think my tail looks better. Let’s go and check it out.” Then, Sasha was pulled away.
“I didn’t say your tail is bad…” But he was gone.
Lloyd also approached to pull Phil away. “Actually, I have a nice tail too.”
Phil nodded with a smile.
Lin Mu didn’t know about the heavy resentment from the beastmen behind them. The only four adult females in the tribe went to see the newcomer beastman’s beast form, which made them feel so embarrassed about themselves. And so Lin Mu, without knowing it, has hurt many beastman’s vulnerable hearts, what a sin.
Lin Mu saw that there’s only him and Lais left, and the hunting team beastman also has taken flight, he shook his head. “Some beastman ‘monitoring’ skill is better than someone. Jason doesn’t seem to be coming yet.”
“Well, our tribe leader too.”
“He(P) wouldn’t, aren’t I just curious about other people’s beast form?” Lin Mu disagreed.
“Lin Mu, beastman uses their beast form to attract females, do you understand?” After he said, Lais ignored Lin Mu’s surprise and walked away slowly.
Lin Mu mumbled, “What a strange practice.” Then he followed Lais.
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