This chapter has more than 5k word count so Banana split it to 2 parts. Please remember to click next for part 2
when it’s out~~ (should be in a few days, muh apologies for lateness)
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 59 Knitting Part 1
Hearing the sound of the door being pushed open, coupled with Qiuqiu’s excited squeak, Lin Mu hurriedly walked out of the room. When he arrived in the living room, he saw an amusing scene before his eyes.
Casso is carrying a back basket that was bigger than its body. Lin Mu could already see that the back basket is full of cocoons to the brim from a distance. The back basket looked shaky, and Casso awkwardly adjusted its walking posture in order to make back basket more stable, so the basket stayed put the whole journey. On the other hand, Qiuqiu followed behind Casso, carrying the mini basket Lin Mu made. Because the basket was too small, it could only put one cocoon it. However, Qiuqiu wanted to bring back more cocoons, so it held one in its paw. Just that with its small body and holding a ‘rugby ball’, walking is very laborious, but it did not affect Qiuqiu’s happy mood in the slightest.
Lin Mu smiled and said, “My poor little guys, you have worked hard.” Lin Mu helped Casso take down the basket, then took the pink cocoon from Qiuqiu’s paw and its mini basket.
“For your hard work, I have decided…”
Both little ones stared at Lin Mu, looking forward to the reward.
Lin Mu lowered his body and patted their head lightly. Then he smiled and said, “I decide to let you eat two more.”
“Only two…” Qiuqiu was a little disappointed.
“Miser!” Casso was a little dissatisfied.
Lin Mu ignored the two and happily went to boil water. Just as he walked to the kitchen door, he turned around and hooked his fingers to Casso and Qiuqiu, “Come here.”
Although they were a little bit dissatisfied with Lin Mu for only letting them eat two more, but seeing Lin Mu calling them, the two immediately ran over happily. Because Lin Mu do this every time he wants to feed them. Please forgive Lin Mu for treating them as pets. How can Lin Mu stand it with these two furry little guys?
Lin Mu took some of his braised meat and placed the bowl of meat on the stool for them to eat. Casso stood below the stool while Qiuqiu stood on the stool. It took a large slice from the bowl and handed it to Casso’s mouth, before taking a slice for itself.
“Squeak…” So delicious…
Casso nodded, “Wuu…” It is super delicious!
Qiuqiu picked another large slice for Casso, “Squeak…” My master made delicious food. Unlike your father, nothing he made is edible other than grilled meat.
Casso nodded in agreement, “Wuu…” Can’t help it, one can’t expect too much from a beastman’s cooking skills.
“Squeak! Squeak…” No way! You have to be a beastman with good cooking skills. You can’t follow your father’s footsteps. You have to learn and observe from my master’s cooking skills. If your cooking skills are not good, I will not be with you in the future!
Qiuqiu is an authentic foodie, after all.
“Wuu~~” Qiuqiu, I will try my best to learn. You must stay with me, you can’t abandon this beast~
While waiting for the water to boil, Lin Mu watched the two eating and chatting. Amused, Lin Mu thought in his heart, “It’s amazing that these two can chat so happily when there’s a language barrier between them…”
Lin Mu had just finished boiling when Patrik came back.
Patrik’s harvest is more than Casso’s; 2 big baskets full. Patrik’s baskets are way taller than Casso’s basket. Seeing so many cocoons, Lin Mu asked with some worry, “Don’t tell me you picked all the cocoons from the tree?”
Patrik shook his head and said, “This was picked from a few trees, I left a lot for their reproduction.”
Lin Mu felt relieved when Patrik said this.
“Then, help me to untangle the silk.”
Patrik wants to help and even wants to take over the task, so he said, “Mu Mu, leave it to me, you can prepare dinner.”
“Dinner?” Lin Mu looked at the sky, though it is earlier than usual, but thinking that it would be better to cook earlier today, he simmered the chicken that Patrik brought back at noon. Chicken soup is good for the body. Looking at the two little ones happily eating at the side, Lin Mu concluded that they will be staying for dinner tonight for sure.
Hence, Lin Mu is going to make chicken noodles. In the past, Lin Mu rarely made it because Patrik didn’t like to eat noodles. Today, since an omnivorous animal, Qiuqiu, came together with Casso who can accept eating noodles, Lin Mu decided to make it tonight.
Lin Mu likes to use eggs in the noodles when making hand-rolled noodles. The noodles produced in this way are firm. Not only it’s delicious to eat with soup, but also suitable for eating with hotpot. After Lin Mu prepared the noodles, he looked at Patrik who is still untangling the silk. He decided to cook some meat dishes for Patrik and also fry some meat patties.
“Qiuqiu, I have meat patty and chicken noodles today, are you happy?”
“Squeak…” It likes anything as long as it tastes good.
Lin Mu washes the fresh meat, then cuts it into cubes and slices. Setting the fresh meat aside, he cut the braised meat into pieces to make a cold dish. After adjusting the taste, he asked, “Patrik, would you like to taste?”
Lin Mu fed him with chopsticks, “How about the salt?”
“That’s good.” Lin Mu said as he turned around and saw the two behind him looking at him with longing eyes.
“Don’t worry, there is your portion as well.” With a smile, he took out a big wooden bowl and filled it with some meat, “You can’t eat so much. There will be delicious food later, so you need to save some space in your stomach.”
The two nodded and started to eat. Although it is a cold dish1, Lin Mu does cook better than other people.
After eating a bowl of hot shredded chicken noodles, Lin Mu felt quite full. He lowered his head to see two little ones staring at him.
“I just finished eating lunch, can you let me rest for a while?” Lin Mu negotiated.
The two nodded, although they really wanted to have cocoons to eat right away, but seeing Lin Mu’s lazily resting in Patrik’s arms after eating, the two decided to wait for a while. Just that their stares were too obvious. Casso pulled the blanket for resting further away from the two adults. In its mind, it thought their tribe leader would be happier if they stay away from Lin Mu.
After a short rest, Lin Mu stood up and went to a wooden barrel. It was filled with silkworm pupae. Oh well, there will be enough left for them to eat after everyone tried it. Lin Mu decided to pan-fry most of the silkworm on a stone slate, while the rest will be used to make a stir-fry.
“Patrik, come and help me.”
Seeing that the sky is turning dark soon, Lin Mu said, “Patrik, take a larger stone slab to pan-fry the worm pupae so that it will be faster to cook more. I will make stir-fry silkworm pupae for you to eat.” Lin Mu still feels that it should be called silkworm since it’s edible.
Patrik nodded with a smile and started to heat the stone slate. The other two foodies who could not help with the cooking lay comfortably on the blankets waiting for the food to be cooked.
Qiuqiu lay on the blanket with two paws resting on its chubby belly. Humming comfortably, it thought to itself, “My master cooks delicious food, but it’s a pity that I can’t come to eat it often. Ai… beastman’s possessiveness is too much. I’m just an ordinary pet ah…”
Casso: “Qiuqiu, I’m so full.”
“Squeak…” If you are full, give me all your silkworm later, Qiuqiu said very quietly.
Casso replied quietly, “Alright but you have to leave 2 for me2.”
Qiuqiu nodded in agreement.
Casso asked in a low voice, “Aren’t you full? I saw that you ate a lot just now.”
“I am full, but I can wait until I’m not full anymore to continue eating.” The two spoke very quietly with their heads next to each other, really cute however one look at them.
Casso’s nose twitched, “It smells good!”
The two stood up immediately and ran towards the kitchen. The stone slab was lined with pupae, and Lin Mu was standing in front of the stove flipping something with the spatula. The two little ones stood obediently in front of the slate and watched Patrik turned the silkworm one by one. They were almost drooling, and they didn’t get Patrik’s mercy at all.
Looking at the two gluttons, Patrik was happy on the inside, but he didn’t show it on his face. He sprinkled the spices evenly on the pupa to make its fragrance stronger. On the other side, Lin Mu took the silkworm pupa out of the pan and then saw two looking pitifully at Patrik holding a plate with silkworm pupa in his hand. Patrik didn’t intend to feed them and wrapped the silkworm with leaves before putting them in the basket. Both of them grunted in disappointment as they watched the silkworm being packed up.
Lin Mu felt that they looked funny and divided out some of the stir fry silkworms. He set 2 portions and said, “1 serving for each of you. Qiuqiu, you can’t bully Casso so don’t eat his share.”
Qiuqiu nodded embarrassedly.
Lin Mu put their silkworm in a cloth bag and hung it around Casso’s neck. Then he gave them a back basket and instructed, “Distribute these to everyone in the tribe, one each.”
The two nodded and left happily.
Raw word count : 5283 (whole chapter)