Just realized that the last release is almost a month ago. m(_ _)m my apologies
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)
Ba-Ao (Brown winged bear)
Please do not repost elsewhere and do not re-translate to other language from my English version.
Chapter 49 Fixing Lais’s problem
“Now that we know the crux of the matter, this matter can be easily solved. Hehe, wait for my good news.” Lin Mu said and went out with a smirk; not sure what he had in mind.
Patrik pamperingly watched as Lin Mu left the room happily and shook his head. But then thinking about his evil smile, Patrik wondered what kind of shocking thing Mu Mu would do.
Lin Mu went out to find Lais and the rest, generously letting ‘three little tails’ follow him up the mountain together. Although Lais’s matter is really important, his plan must be carried out step by step. After all, it’s the harvest season right now, and winter is a difficult time to endure, so storing more food is the first priority.
Everyone carried their own baskets. Even Casso and Qiuqiu carried a bag Lin Mu specially prepared for them, the young ones liked to store food as well. Especially Qiuqiu, it hid a lot of food like nuts, which made Lin Mu wonder if it has a hamster’s temperament.
Every time they went up the mountain, Lin Mu and the females strived to find new food. If they did found one, they will make a mark on the food and let the beastman who will be following behind to pick it up, since their abilities are limited and they can’t carry so many things. Thinking about the food they are storing now, it’s safe to say that they don’t have to worry about food this winter.
At the moment, Lin Mu is squatting among a bunch of flowers; picking flowers. It is a bunch of wild chrysanthemums, and Lin Mu decided to gather more so that they can make chrysanthemum tea in the future. It’s easy to get heaty from eating fried foods frequently, and drinking some chrysanthemum tea will help cooling them down. After a moment of thoughts, Lin Mu went to explain the benefit of chrysanthemum to the females. Upon hearing Lin Mu’s introduction to chrysanthemum tea and its benefits, the rest of the group started to pick chrysanthemum flowers. Of course, not counting the three small ones who were playing around.
While picking the flowers, Phil squatted down next to Lin Mu and whispered to him, “Lin Mu, I am very worried to see Lais being despaired ah. What did you found out about his situation?”
Lin Mu turned to glance at Lais, who was picking flowers not far from them. Although Lais didn’t look as serious as Phil said, he is obviously out of shape and can be seen he has something in his heart.
“Don’t worry, I have already thought of a way, and the problem will be solved soon.”
“What way?” Phil asked in a low voice curiously, “I still don’t know why they have that problem.”
“Hehe, I’m keeping it secret for now.” Lin Mu winked at Phil and spoke in a teasing tone.
“What are you two sneakily talking about?” No one knows when Sasha came over, but he looked extremely curious seeing the two muttering to themselves.
Lin Mu couldn’t help rolling his eyes. “Sasha, our behaviour can only be considered mysterious at best. Not sneaky, alright? You still haven’t improved with your choice of words.”
Seeing Sasha being teased by Lin Mu, Phil covered his mouth and chuckled. Sasha felt dissatisfied and rebutted, “I’m progressing. Also, don’t change the subject. What secret you two were discussing just now that you don’t want me to know?”
“Secret?” Lin Mu gave Phil a smile, “Actually, I was betting with Phil just now when Locke will eat you. My bet is before the ceremony.”
“I bet after the ceremony.” Phil cooperatively teased Sasha.
Sure enough, Sasha blushed after hearing what they said, “You guys… You two are so wicked.” After saying that, he quickly distanced himself from the two.
Looking at Sasha’s embarrassed little gesture, Lin Mu and Phil both laughed presumptuously. Sasha couldn’t help lamenting in his heart, ‘Wuwuwuwu… you are all bad people!’
Noticing the excitement on their side, Lais smiled too as if being infected by their joy, and is in a better mood.
Amid the talk and laughter, the females managed to pick a lot of food in a short time. Then, they moved on to another area and luckily encountered an area of honeysuckle flowers, which also has the effect of clearing away heat. It can also be used to make tea, so the group grabbed some as well.
Lin Mu looked at his almost full basket. Although it was not heavy, it took up space. Now, even if he managed to find other things, he doesn’t know where to put it. He sighed for not arranging his back basket reasonably, but it didn’t affect much of his mood. After all, they didn’t go up the mountain is to blindly look for food, but to relax. It is not good for them to always cooped up in the room.
The females continued to walk and paid attention to their surrounding. Phil hopes to find useful medicinal materials and collect more to store while Sasha hopes to find delicious fruits. Lais paid more attention to find edible foods, and Lin Mu focused on finding new usable things, whether it’s food or something else.
Suddenly, Lin Mu came across an extraordinary tree. The tree was not very high and didn’t have many branches. The reason why Lin Mu became curious was the transparent sap on the trunk. Long-term secretion caused a cone-shaped translucent condensed sap to accumulate more than 10 cm on the ground, near the tree trunk. Curious about what those transparent juices were, Lin Mu wanted to reach out to touch them but was caught by Lais.
“Lin Mu, you can’t touch that.”
“Why? Is it poisonous?”
Lais shook his head, “Not poisonous, but very sticky.”
“En, those juices are very sticky. I once touched it out of curiosity and got two fingers stuck together. In the end, I have to cut off a bit of my skin with a knife.”
The pain left a lingering trauma in Sasha’s heart. Since then, he would make sure to stay away from this kind of tree.
Hearing their words, Lin Mu wondered, “Is it gum? The effect seems to be very good.” Thinking about it makes his eyes lit up, “We found a good thing.” Under their doubtful eyes, Lin Mu took out a bamboo tube to collect the sap.
Sasha: “What’s the use of this?”
In their opinion, as long as Lin Mu says something is good, then it must be useful.
“It’s handy for carpentry. With glue, you can do a lot of things.” Lin Mu replied while holding the bamboo tube to collect the gum.
The others also helped out. They managed to fill two bamboo tubes. Lin Mu decided to try these first, and if it works, it’s not too late for them to collect more later.
Lin Mu has just carefully placed the gum in his back basket when he saw Qiuqiu running towards him. It pulled at the hem of his trousers as if to take him somewhere.
“Qiuqiu, what did you find again?”
Seeing that Qiuqiu didn’t mean to answer him, Lin Mu followed behind Qiuqiu.
Sasha: “Qiuqiu is so smart, I wonder what else it found.” Qiuqiu helped them find the flour ball and potatoes after all, and it helped them a lot.
“Qiuqiu always finds edible things. It seems that Lin Mu is right. Qiuqiu is really a foodie. Hahaha…”
The rest followed behind Lin Mu to see what they found.
When they reached their destination, they found Misha holding a football-sized object and gnawing at it. A little wolf was also gnawing it next to him, while Rod (a member of the drifter beastman, responsible for the safety of the females who went up the mountain this time) stood by and guarded them.
Seeing them coming, Misha waved his hand and said, “Come over, this thing is delicious.”
Lin Mu’s eyes lit up, “Sweet potato?”
Lin Mu hurried over and picked up a piece on the ground. Slicing it with a knife, Lin Mu took a bite, and a familiar taste filled his mouth, “It’s really sweet potato.”
Sasha, who concerned about eating the most, saw them eating something and followed suit.
Sasha: “It’s sweet, crunchy, and very delicious. This kind of fruit is strange, it’s grown in the soil. ”
“This is not a fruit.” Lin Mu said as he cut two pieces for Lais and Phil for them to taste. “This is called a sweet potato. It can be eaten as a staple food and can be kept for a long time if it is preserved properly. Other than that, there are many ways to eat it. Let’s dig some back, and I will make some for you to taste.” Looking at the big piece of land, their harvest this time is not small.
No one can resist food. Hearing Lin Mu’s words, they all started to dig up the sweet potatoes.
On the other hand, Lin Mu stared at the sweet potato leaves, and he started picking some. He thought of sweet potato leaf wotou1, a type of food he missed a lot and felt that he is salivating. The others saw Lin Mu picking the leaves, and helped to pick some as well, thinking it should be a kind of vegetable.
Looking at the harvest in their hands, Lin Mu happily declared, “We will eat something good today.”
It was lunchtime when they returned to their house. After the group finished their meal, they washed up and went back to their rooms to rest. As for the newly discovered sweet potatoes, Lin Mu felt a little tired, so he planned to eat them later.
Although everyone is busy building houses now, the beastman still will take an afternoon nap. Just like Lin Mu said, a combination of work and rest is the best. On the other side, Lin Mu is currently held in Patrik’s arms, and both of them slept soundly. When Lin Mu woke up, Patrik had already gone to work. After washing his face, Lin Mu walked out of the room and saw Phil.
“Phil, let’s go and clean the sweet potatoes.”
Phil nodded. After all, it was dug out of the soil and was stained with a lot of mud.
Lin Mu asked Lais who came out to help to start the fire. Then he selected some small, slender sweet potatoes out and put them in the pot to cook. After that, he put a few small sweet potatoes under the stove; baked sweet potatoes are very delicious. For dinner, Lin Mu made sweet potato porridge, boiled sweet potatoes, candied sweet potato and sweet potato wotou. Wotou is very popular since everyone can only eat one each. And the candied sweet potatoes are very much appreciated by the small ones and Sasha. It can be said that for sweet potatoes, everyone has expressed their liking, and they now have another kind of food for their winter ration.
Lin Mu also plans to make some dried sweet potatoes for snacks tomorrow. Of course, he didn’t say it, worried that Sasha the foodie will ask him to do it immediately. Cooking food for so many people is very tiring.
After dinner, everyone sat in front of the house and chatted while waiting for their food to be digested; enjoying this wonderful life. On the other hand, Lin Mu quietly pulled Lais away to his room.
“What’s the matter, Lin Mu?” Lais was puzzled to see Lin Mu acting mysteriously.
“I’m here to relieve your worries. Aren’t you worried whether Jason likes you or not?” Then he briefly explained what Jason was feeling complicated at.
Lais was furious. “He really thinks so?!”
Lin Mu nodded, Lais looked terrifying when he is angry.
“Jason is really… how can he think that? I didn’t express my intention enough for him?! I am grateful to him, but who would marry him out of gratitude!”
“Lais, don’t be angry, ‘calm down’2! Calm down!”
Lais calmed down and sat on the edge of the bed, “Lin Mu, what do you think I should do?”
“Jason is a stubborn head and has determined that you accepted him out of gratitude. He didn’t listen no matter what Patrik said, instead Patrik almost accepted his point of view. However, there is a way.” He whispered something in Lais’s ear.
Lais blushed. “Does it have to be that way?”
Lin Mu nodded seriously, “This is the most direct way and has the best effect.”
“But I don’t know…” Lais blushed so much that he can drip blood, and his voice is as small as mosquitoes.
Lin Mu thought for a while and realized something. Oh yeah, females are pure, and for a pure child like Lais, he doesn’t know how to take the initiative. But actually thinking about it, beastman is a beast, right? Even if Lais doesn’t know how to seduce Jason, as long as he took the initiative a little bit, Lin Mu felt that the beastman would be defeated in a flash. So he whispered in Lais’s ear again.
“Does it have to be this way?” Lais still felt embarrassed.
“This is the most direct way.”
Finally decided on a resolution, Lais said, “Alright then.”
Lin Mu made a ‘V sign in his heart; he finally succeeded in persuading Lais.
Actually, Lin Mu’s idea is for Lais to take the initiative to let Jason ‘eat’ him. Lin Mu doesn’t know if it is the best way, but it is definitely the fastest way. Moreover, after Lais is ‘eaten’, he will no longer be the only female who got eaten before getting married; how nice.
(Author: This is Mu Mu’s main purpose ah, so that he is not the only person who was eaten.
Lin Mu: Says who? That is only a bonus from settling their problem (guilty conscience)
Author: Say no more, really now, you thought I don’t understand you?)
When Patrik came in, he came across Lais going out of the room with a blush.
“Mu Mu, what happened to Lais? His face was so red.”
“Hehehe…” Lin Mu smirked.
“What makes you so happy?” Seeing his smug look, Patrik couldn’t help reaching out to scratch the tip of his nose.
“I’ll tell you after my plan succeeds, so I won’t tell you yet.” Lin Mu raised his chin and said triumphantly.
“Don’t tell if you don’t want to. Do you want to take a bath? Then I will help you boil the water now.”
“Yes, please. Patrik, you are the best.”
“Now you know,” Patrik said as he went out to boil the water while Lin Mu happily rolled around on the bed.
The next day, Lin Mu ran out to inquire about Lais’ situation as soon as he woke up.
“Phil, has Lais get up yet?”
“Huh?” Phil wondered, “I haven’t seen him yet, what’s the matter?”
“No. I’m going to wash my face then.” He ran away. “If I knew earlier, I would wake up later.”
Phil looked at Lin Mu’s back in confusion, “What happened?”
As expected, Lais didn’t come out from his room the entire morning, and the curtains of his room had been dropped down (curtains down means they are not receiving visitors). Moreover, Jason brought Lais’s breakfast into their room. Therefore, Lin Mu felt that his suggestion to ‘cook rice into porridge’3 is correct.
After he explained to the puzzled Phil and Sasha, Lin Mu went back to his room while the two is still surprised. He decided to lie down in his bed for a while.
Raw word count : 4167
Banana: Ya know, Banana is really bad with chapters that have high raw word count _(;3/
So, I have decided! *gripped fist* I will split the chapters into 2 for any chapters that exceed 4k word count. I think splitting the chapters will have higher release rate comparing to the current (pitiful) rate… yeah… _(;3/ My apologies for being lazy, procrastination is an illness.