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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)
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Chapter 25 Making clothes
When Lin Mu woke up, he doesn’t know where he was. He just stared blankly in the dark room. As his consciousness slowly wakes, it dawned on Lin Mu that it was the first morning of the rainy season when he heard the torrential rain outside. Lin Mu got out of bed and stretched lazily, immediately feeling refreshed. He sighed in his heart, ‘What a good sleep!’.
The curtains at the door and window made the room dark, so he didn’t know what time it was. He went to the window and propped the flap up with a wooden stick. A breeze of cool air came in. It was dark outside the house, and the distant scenery was fogged by the drizzling rain, but it has a kind of casual and hazy beauty in it. Lin Mu likes rain, especially on leisure days. The rain made the world quiet but not boring. It washed away all the impurities and left people clean and fresh.
In his previous world, the death of his mother, and his relationship with that man1 constantly tortured him. Even though he wanted to bury it in his heart, he can’t help thinking about it. Lin Mu did lament about his mother; why should he promise to go to a home that doesn’t have his own place at all? Hehe, how can that be home? In the past, when it rained, he always liked to stand in front of the tall window2 in his bedroom and stare out of the window. No rushing pedestrians could be seen in his eyes, he only saw the sycamore tree in the distance, standing quietly on its own. Sometimes an unrealistic thought will come out in his mind – Can he become a tree, standing quietly like that tree, watching all aspects of life, but will always be an outsider? But Lin Mu knew that as long as he is still in that world, he would never escape; always the illegitimate child of the Lin family, his mother…
Lin Mu sighed as he looked outside, right now, he can be considered has escaped from that world. Feeling someone gently hugging him from behind, Lin Mu turned and smiled at that person, “What is everyone doing now?”
Patrik pressed his cheek against Lin Mu’s face. “Four beastman went out to hunt, everyone else is chatting in the main hall. They are making the most out of the chairs and sofas you requested to make.”
“Hehe, those are meant to be enjoyed. After all, everyone can’t go out in the rainy season. But what I like the most is the long table. Finally, I can eat on a table.”
Then he turned around and asked, “What time is it now? Did you eat breakfast?”
“It’s almost noon.”
Lin Mu’s eyes widened in surprise. “I slept that long?”
After arriving in this world, Lin Mu no longer has the habit of sleeping until the sun is up. Maybe because it was raining outside that everything became quiet, or the hazy weather caused Lin Mu to lose the concept of time. In short, Lin Mu slept leisurely in the rain like he usually did.
“Why didn’t you wake me up?”
“I did, but you didn’t wake up.” Patrik let go of his arms and held Lin Mu’s hand. “Are you hungry?”
Lin Mu shook his head. He slept too long that he doesn’t feel hungry.
“Let’s go out.”
Lin Mu walked out of the room, and Patrik hung up the curtain so that it’s easier for people to look for them.
The beastmen who were chatting in the living room smiled and greeted Lin Mu when he came out, and Lin Mu responded with a smile. Seeing that Lin Mu finally came out from his room, Sasha, who came out to take a breather coincidentally saw him, so Sasha ran up to tug Lin Mu’s hand happily.
“Lin Mu, why are you so late? You are even later than me.”
Lin Mu smiled and said, “Because it’s raining, and I can’t see the sun, so I woke up late.”
“Hehe, just like me.” As he said that, he pulled Lin Mu to a direction. “Let’s go to Lais’s room, Phil and the rest is there.”
Lin Mu turned to smiled at Patrik before following Sasha.
“Lin Mu finally woke up.” Lais saw Sasha pulling Lin Mu in and greeted them with a smile.
Phil: “Come here and sit.”
Lin Mu saw Lais and Phil sitting on the bed with their animal skin and sewing, and Misha also learning along with a little animal skin. He didn’t see Casso and Qiuqiu. He didn’t see them in the hall just now as well, not sure where they went to burrow.
Sasha happily walked in and picked a fruit from the small rattan basket, then he took a bite from the fruit. He also took one for Lin Mu. Lin Mu smiled and took a bite. The fruits in this world are delicious. Just that after chewing a few mouthfuls, Lin Mu’s eyebrows wrinkled as he suddenly remembered that he hasn’t washed his face yet! Lin Mu softened his wrinkle and took a few more bite; forget it, he’ll think about it after he finished eating.
Lin Mu: “What kind of clothing are you making?”
Phil: “It’s getting colder, so we are making some warmer clothes. We’re going to do winter clothes.”
Lais showed Lin Mu a dense furry skin. “It’s very cold in winter, so the new clothing should be made with warmer animal skin.”
Lin Mu took a look at his t-shirt, and how he looked out of sorts sitting with them, just like a modern person sitting in a group of ancient people, well that’s the truth.
“Could you please make one for me too? I don’t know how to make clothes.” Lin Mu thought he should wear the same thing as them.
Lais looked at Lin Mu’s clothes. “I’ll do it for you. But Lin Mu’s clothes are very different from ours.”
Lin Mu glanced at his pants and their animal skin skirts. Him wearing skirts?
“Lais, I think it would be warmer to make the design like my clothes. That way, at least it’s more fitting.”
As he said that, he got out of bed to show them his pants. After all, he didn’t want to wear a skirt.
Lais understood what Lin Mu meant, and said with a smile: “We originally wanted to make the design like yours. But you will have to let us borrow your clothes to study.”
Lin Mu smiled in embarrassment. “I’ll get you the clothes. The pants are more troublesome because the design for the front and back crxtch3 is not the same.” Lin Mu hurriedly said as he ran out.
He decided to show them his jeans, who knows maybe he can wear authentic leather pants? When he stepped out, he saw Patrik coming in from the outside, looking wet. Lin Mu paused.
“Why were you out?”
Patrik took the animal hide towel Lin Mu passed to him and wiped his head. “I went out to look at the roof.”
Lin Mu knew that the roof was made of thatch and dirt, and Patrik was worried about them being washed out. He took Patrik’s towel and placed it on a nearby shelf, where he put several pieces of towels; it’s for the beastmen who went out to hunt.
“So, how was it?”
“I think so too. You used so many leaves and thatch and laid so many layers.”
Lin Mu thought for a while and felt that the rain would be raining for a long time. “Patrik, is there any drought or water shortage here in this world?”
“Drought?” He shook his head. “No. What do you want to do?”
“I want to dig a pool, that can store water and rear fish. En, fish.” He has not eaten fish for a long time and never saw the beastman catching fish.
“Yes, fish is delicious. We can also keep some live ration.”
Since food is hard to find in winter, it is better to save some living animals. When it comes to rearing fish, Lin Mu naturally thinks of raising other animals as well, such as the Colorful Birds4, and then, there isn’t any ‘then’. He doesn’t know what else animals are out there. And rearing other animals will have to wait after the rainy season is over. But digging a pool can be done at this moment, plus they can store some water too.
“Patrik, this valley is so big. Find a low place and dig a pit around 30 meters long and wide. As for the depth, 2 meters is fine.” Just by digging a large pond, they can rear and eat fish, that sounds wonderful.
Patrik thought about it and nodded in agreement. They can quickly dig out a pit, this is not a problem.
Lin Mu lets people cook some ginger soup first. He will give a bowl to Patrik, the beastmen who went out hunting will also have to drink a large bowl. Although they are strong, that does not mean that they won’t get sick. Then Lin Mu went back to his room to get his pants and returned to Lais’s room. Because it was near noon, Lin Mu and the rest didn’t sit for long to prepare lunch. Lin Mu and Sasha, who had not had breakfast earlier, were hungry.
The beastmen came back from hunting and drank a bowl of hot ginger soup; the warm soup felt comfortable, and it made them hum. Such a good life now. Look at the females cooking for them; before this, they dare not think about it before. After putting the meat in a large wooden barrel, they listened to Lin Mu’s instructions to return to their room to change clothes. Their clothes were just animal skins in simple cuttings. So Lin Mu was very dissatisfied with Patrik’s clothes, which will expose ‘something’ now and then. The beastmen helped to cut out large meat chunks.5 Only for their small stone pot that Lin Mu would cut the meat himself. The weather was a little bit cold and the air was so humid. Lin Mu added a bunch of spicy balls into the hot soup. He has never seen a beastman that doesn’t like the taste of spicy balls anyway.
“Lin Mu, I found this in the storeroom. What is it for? Can it be eaten?” Sasha asked Lin Mu with the things in his hand.
Lin Mu glanced at the white stuff in Sasha’s hand. Snow fungus, he seems to have forgotten it.
Misha came over and exclaimed, “Snow fungus! The soup made from it is delicious.”
Looking at Sasha’s glowing eyes, Lin Mu immediately announced, “I’ll make it for you today.”
During lunch, Lin Mu looked strange, as if he felt that something was missing, but he couldn’t remember what it is.
Patrik looked at Lin Mu’s frown in doubt, and said, “Lal and Cohen aren’t back yet.”
As soon as Patrik reminded him, Lin Mu realized it. “That’s right. I was thinking that something is missing. It is much quieter here without Lal.” He turned to ask Patrik, “Why haven’t they come back?”
“I don’t know.” He replied and handed a skewer of grilled meat to Lin Mu. The weather is cool today, and Lin Mu’s appetite has improved a lot.
“No need to worry about them?” Lal never missed a meal.
“It’s alright with Cohen there.”
Patrik held a bowl of soup for Lin Mu to drink. Lin Mu cooperatively sipped some soup from the bowl.
In the evening, Lal and Cohen came back and brought a lot of prey, by the way. Lal drank the hot soup and grinned at Lin Mu, as he told the others their hunting process.
It wasn’t Lal’s turn to go out hunting today, but since they were doing nothing in the house, Lal felt so bored that he pulled Cohen out to hunt. One has to say that they are lucky. When they were hiding in shelter from the rain, they accidentally found a place where a herd of horned deer hides. However, considering that food was not easy to keep fresh, they only hunted around ten or a dozen deer. If this herd was encountered when they are storing food for winter, none would survive the hunt.
Lin Mu looked at the horned deer of the size of a horse. Although it looked like a deer, the sharp horns on its head made Lin Mu tremble. Fortunately, they are pretty dead now. The deer’s body was placed in the open space in front of the house. Lin Mu went out to check out the large animal’s skin, with Phil and the rest following behind. He carefully touched the horns on the deer’s head, and it seemed that he might be able to make a knife for himself. After much staring and touching, Lin Mu thought about how to handle the meat. In the end, he decided to marinate some, then cooked it in boiling water and leave it as it is. The other beastman would eat it when they wanted to eat it. As for dinner, Lin Mu thought of the special effects that venison has on men. For his own safety, he’ll just let them taste a bit only.
The author has something to say:
JJ is so weird, for a while it just won’t work properly. Chapter 25 seems to have gone wrong again, O__O ”
Banana : Not sure if I should translate the author’s note sometimes because it’s quite unrelated to the story or the author’s thought of the plot _(;3/
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