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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)
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Chapter 57 Silkworm
On the second day of the wedding, as everyone expected, none of the 4 females came out from their room.
It’s already afternoon when Lin Mu woke up, and Patrik is not in the room. Although he slept for so long, his body still didn’t have much strength. He tried to raise his arm—sigh, it’s really laborious to do so. Although it didn’t hurt as much as before, Lin Mu couldn’t help gritting his teeth while looking at the bruises on his body and his obviously fatigued body.
“Patrik, you beast!”
Patrik heard Lin Mu scolding him as soon as he entered the living room. But he felt relieved from hearing the loud volume from Lin Mu. He walked quickly to the bedroom and looked at Lin Mu, who was lying on the bed with an animal skin pillow on his face, “Mu Mu, you woke up.”
Lin Mu rolled his eyes. “Obviously.”
Knowing that Lin Mu is still angry, Patrik must act obedient. He stepped forward and picked Lin Mu up carefully. Then he helped him(LM)to put on his long-sleeved T-shirt, admiring the fabric as usual. It was lightweight and warm, wearing on the body felt good. After helping Lin Mu put on the top, it’s the bottom next. He lifted the quilt and looked at the traces he left all over Lin Mu’s body. Patrik was delighted with his masterpiece.
Holding onto Lin Mu’s underpants, Patrik doesn’t want to let go every time he touches it. Such a small piece of cloth is covering Mu Mu’s intimate place, and how it looked uneven1 on Lin Mu’s body. Just from thinking about it makes his blood boiling.
Lin Mu watched Patrik holding his little underpants in a daze, and knew that this guy is thinking about something bad again. After all, it’s his underpants, and it belonged to the ‘opposite gender’. Lin Mu could feel his anger flaring up again, “PA-TR-IK!”
Patrik came back to his senses immediately and continue to help Lin Mu to put on his clothes. After that, he said. “Mu Mu, you should be hungry now. I made the fish porridge for you, and it has been warming on the fire, I will serve it for you.”
Lin Mu nodded and replied like a young master, “En, go ahead.”
Drinking the delicious fish porridge, Lin Mu sighed about Patrik’s progress in his heart. Before this, he(P) didn’t even know how to make porridge, but now his cooking skill has reached this level; what a good learner!
Lin Mu was really hungry. He drank two small bowls of porridge before stopping, “I want to drink egg soup at night.”
“I want to eat chicken chops.”
“En… let’s not eat this for now.”
“No!” He has suffered so much, and he couldn’t even eat what he wanted, felt wronged.
Seeing Lin Mu’s aggrieved look, Patrik compromised, “You can only eat a little bit, and it cannot be spicy.”
A little bit is better than nothing. As for his beloved chilli, if his body doesn’t allow it, he should say goodbye to the chilli for a while. It seems that Lin Mu shouldn’t let Patrik do ‘it’ so frequently, this time he should let him ‘fast’2 for a week.
Didn’t know that he had been set to fast, Patrik saw Lin Mu acting obediently and did not ask for chilli, so he went out and brought him a fruit plate. As for his usual snack, braised pork jerky, he can’t eat it for the time being.
“Mu Mu, you should rest at home first. I’ll catch some chickens for you. Do you want to drink fish soup? Should I catch a fish by the way?”
After Patrik went out, Lin Mu boredly chewed a piece of fruit in his mouth while muttering, “Chicken chop, chicken chop, if only there is cumin. When can cumin be found?”
When Lin Mu is chewing on some fruits in boredom on the bed, Lais and the others are eating as well. Their situation is quite similar. Only Sasha is a bit miserable, but after asking Locke for a lot of food, he felt more comfortable. One could say that Sasha’s request is relatively low, and this made Locke very happy. The worst outcome he predicted was Sasha ignoring him after the night. He even thought about the countermeasures, but what surprised him was he doesn’t need to countermeasures. Except for scolding him viciously, Sasha did nothing else. As for providing food, letting their partner eat well is the least thing a beastman can do.
Therefore, Lin Mu and the others can only meet again the next day.
As usual, Lin Mu ran 5 laps around the square and then ran home to wipe his body briefly before he started eating breakfast. At this time, Patrik’s breakfast has just finished cooking. Actually, Patrik’s breakfast was quite effortlessly. Breakfast is usually meat porridge or just porridge, plus the pancakes Lin Mu made previously, so breakfast is easy to prepare. As for Patrik, who needs a lot of meat, well he can grill his own meat. Lin Mu didn’t want to put too much effort into making breakfast. In the past, the beastmen don’t eat breakfast. Lin Mu felt that it’s fine as long as he can feed Patrik enough for lunch and dinner. Yes, he(LM) is still a good life partner.
Soon after Lin Mu finished eating, Lais and the others came to see him. It seems that everyone’s physical strength has recovered quite well. Fortunately, they are not in his world. Otherwise, people will laugh themselves to death upon hearing they cannot get out of bed from the ‘exercise’.
Patrik saw that the females have arrived and Lin Mu has someone to accompany him now. Lowering his head, he kissed Lin Mu and said, “Mu Mu, I’ll go out to hunt. You accompany them here, I will be back before noon.”
Lin Mu accepted Patrik’s kiss naturally and said, “Don’t worry about us. We might go out today too.”
“Then remember to let the beastman on duty to accompany you.”
Lin Mu nodded.
Now that everyone lives separately, they don’t take turns hunting as before. The beastmen goes out hunting every day. But for safety’s sake, a few beastman will stay behind in the tribe. Those who go out hunting will distribute some food to the beastman on duty, and the beastman on duty has the task to accompany the female out to gather food.
Phil asked, “Lin Mu, are we still going up the mountain today?”
“En, I haven’t been to many places. But we can go to a closer place this time so that we can be back at noon.”
Sasha smiled and said, “We know, you are coming back to cook for the tribe leader, right?”
“What about it, don’t you guys do it as well?”
Sasha: “I get Locke to do it most of the time. I will cook when I want to do it.”
“Hey, a foodie asking a beastman with poor cooking skills to cook for you, isn’t that very hard on you?” Lin Mu deliberately shook his head in sorrow.
“It’s just because he is not good at cooking that he needs to practice more. Didn’t you say that cooking gets better from practice? Actually, I want Locke to learn cooking with you, how about it? Lin Mu, please teach Locke to cook. I will be a happy female after he learns it well.”
Lin Mu lowered his head to think about Sasha’s remarks and felt that it made sense. Should he teach Patrik as well and enjoy himself? Lin Mu thought about it and dismissed the idea. There is nothing to do in this world. If he doesn’t even need to cook, then won’t he be bored to death? After dismissing the sadness of the days without computers, internet, and novels, he nodded to Sasha, “I’ll teach him. If he really doesn’t learn well, you can’t blame me. After all, cooking depends on talent.”
Seeing Lin Mu agreed, Sasha happily patted his shoulder and said, “It’s fine.” Then he asked the other two people who had been watching them, “Do you want to send your own beastman to Lin Mu to learn how to cook?”
Both of them shook their heads and said they don’t need to; both of them like cooking.
Lin Mu went to the storage room and took out his back basket. “Let’s go, Lal is on duty today. We can ask him to accompany us to the mountain, and we can sit on his beast form, which is faster.” Whether Lal wants it or not. Yes, Lin Mu firmly believes that Lal is a ‘female’ just like him, so there is nothing wrong to sit on his beast form. Though, he definitely cannot let Lal know about this.
Sasha agreed, “Although Lal’s beast form is hideous, I will reluctantly bear with it.”
Fortunately, Lal is not here. Otherwise, he would be sad to hear Sasha’s words. How can you dislike other people’s beast form like that? At least be reserved a bit.
Lais and Phil only smiled and nodded.
Seeing that they all agreed to sit on Lal’s beast form, Lin Mu thought to himself, ‘As expected, everyone has the same thought as mine.’ No one would believe that Lal can be the one ‘on top’. That Cohen is obviously black-bellied, so how can the simple guy Lal be his opponent?
Lal’s speed is not very fast, but he was stable, allowing the people on his back to be able to chat easily. The place they went this time is the northern mountain, where they didn’t often go because the mountain roads there were not easy to walk. Moreover, they didn’t find any new thing previously, so few people came to this side. But this time with Lal’s help, their trip is more relaxed. The northern mountain was not small. Previously, they used to walk along the road that Lal opened up for them, but this time they decided to let Lal open a new path.
“Be careful.” Lal reminded them as grasses fly everywhere from his cuttings.
They saw a lot of fruit trees along the way, and they noted the location so that they can return to pick some on the way back. Right now, they don’t need a lot of fruits. After all, the beastmen don’t eat much, and the females can’t eat them all. It is better to eat the fruits fresh, and their beastman picks some fruits back for them every day.
Lin Mu raised his head and looked at the tall tree in front of him. Tall trees are not uncommon in the forest, but Lin Mu couldn’t look away from this tree. Because the trunk of the tree is covered with cocoons.
Seeing Lin Mu is not leaving, everyone looked at him curiously.
Lal saw Lin Mu staring at the tree with a surprised look and asked, “Lin Mu, what’s there to see?”
Sasha also leaned in and said, “Yeah, Lin Mu, you haven’t seen a tree before? Let’s go, I want to find something new, and it’s best if it’s something that can be eaten.”
Lin Mu ignored Sasha. He pointed to the cocoon on the tree and asked Lal, “What is that?”
“That’s a cocoon,” Lal said and threw a weird look at Lin Mu.
“The cocoon of what?”
Lal: “The cocoon of insect beast.”
Hearing Lal’s answer, Lin Mu’s face turned into 囧, “Why do you call all animals a beast?”
“Why can’t they be called beasts? They are beasts.”
Lin Mu didn’t want to argue with Lal, so he turned to ask Lais. In his opinion, Lais is more reliable, “How much do you know about this insect?”
Lais thought for a moment, “I only know that insects like to eat the leaves of this tree. They originally looked like a kind of strips, but at this time in autumn, they will start to form cocoons. After a while, they will break out and became a winged beast. There are usually a lot of them and very annoying, but their lifespan is not long and will die soon after laying eggs. Because they can’t be eaten, we don’t pay much attention to them.”
Lin Mu listened to Lais’s words and looked at the cocoons the size of a football, “It looks like a silkworm, but of course, it might be other insects.” As for what it is, they have to take it back and have a look.
“Lal, pick 3 off for me. I want white, yellow and pink.” The cocoons here only have 3 colours.
Lal asked, “What do you want them to do?” Although he asked that, he still went forward and picked 3 of them and put them in Lin Mu’s basket.
Phil: “Lin Mu, why do you want a bug?”
Lin Mu smiled mysteriously, “It’s not certain now.”
They continued to move forward, and their harvest is good. They found a lot of condiments, such as sesame pepper and Chinese pepper. When they came across a small patch of garlic, everyone picked some and divided it. Right now, everyone is aware of the benefits of spring onion, ginger and garlic. They will pick some every time they found some. Of course, they will not take all, as they have to leave some to grow for the next year to eat.
Lin Mu thought about going back and throwing the garlic in the water so the leaves could continue to grow. After picking some fruit, everyone set back to their home.
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