Here’s the long chapter yo~
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 74 Group of Drifter beastmen
After Lal came back and told everyone that the drifter beastman group had agreed to the duel, the next step is to select the people to fight. Everyone is eager to try this. After all, beastman still has the gene of the beast in their body, so they are naturally aggressive. Unfortunately, there are only 3 slots for the fighter. According to Lal, the leader of the other party will not be participating in this duel, so Patrik, who is their tribe leader won’t be joining as well.
Upon hearing this news, Lin Mu secretly sighed, and he can now watch the fun with peace of mind, no longer need to worry about Patrik.
The beastman decided for the duel is Jason, Howth, and Lal. Lal keeps badgering the rest that he wanted to teach the drifter beastmen group some lessons. Because he was so noisy, Patrik let him go in the end.
On the other hand, Huang Yuan inexplicably felt relieved after hearing that Ryan was not picked to join the duel. In his heart, Huang Yuan explained to himself that he is just feeling fortunate as he won’t have to take care of Ryan later. After all, fighting in a duel is no joke. There may be no life-threatening injuries, but minor injuries are definitely unavoidable. If Ryan did get injured, he will be responsible for taking care of Ryan. En, lucky for him.
No matter what Huang Yuan thinks, Lais is now starting to worry for his partner. Although he has confidence in Jason, there might be something unexpected happening. What he fears most is the unexpected. Hence, Lais decided that even if Jason against his decision tomorrow, he must follow him to watch the duel.
Regardless of how harmonious the drifter beastman tribe is, let’s talk about the drifter beastman group.
Adeline found that ever since the stranger beastman came and said something to them, the atmosphere of the whole group had become a little low. He looked worriedly at Rey, who is still looking pale. He didn’t know what had happened, but when Rey is discussing things, he would not disturb him, but listened silently and see what had happened.
Rey couldn’t help coughing a few times. His injury was getting more and more serious. He couldn’t help dragging his condition until now. Before this, he felt that he need to seek help from a witch doctor. He found one at last and managed to coerce him to heal him but the witch doctor died before he could do so. Since his wound has been left untreated, the wound is starting to fester. Because of his injury, their group has also become very depressed. If a drifter beastman group wants to survive, they must have a strong leader. But his condition right now… sigh.
Rey looked at everyone, “You also know that that beastman just now has challenged us. This is the rule between drifter beastman. If we want to stay in this hunting area, we must defeat them.” Then Rey looked at everyone before firmly said, “If we don’t want to be driven away, we must defeat them. This is our only choice!”
Because of Rey’s words, the beastmen in the group were roused with excitement, “We will never be driven away!”
Rey looked at each familiar face in his group and felt sad that the survival of the drifter beastman was too difficult.
Adeline watched as Rey boosted the group’s morale and decide on the list of fighters, feeling proud of this beastman in his heart. Being able to lead a group and survive in such a difficult environment is remarkable. Yes, he loves this beastman. For a female, their partner is the most important person in their life. Towards the person he likes, the female will not retreat, and they will always move forward courageously. Adeline knew that Rey is not a bad person, so he left his tribe and followed Rey. He knew what this choice meant, but he had no regrets.
Handing over the barbecue in his hand to Rey, Adeline said, “Eat something first.”
Rey took a deep look at Adeline. He didn’t take the barbecue from Adeline’s hands. He is a beastman, but now he needs a female who originally needs his protection to take care of him… Rey likes this female, how could he not like him, but he dares not to respond to Adeline’s like because his body condition is getting worse. Originally, Rey didn’t want Adeline to follow him, but Adeline’s character is too persistent.
Rey noticed that the lights in Adeline’s eyes dimmed because of his words, and he felt terrible as well.
“Adeline, go and rest.” They have been traveling non-stop, a female’s body can’t stand it.
Adeline looked at Rey worriedly. He knew why Rey was unwilling to accept him, but he would never give up. The resolve in Adeline’s eyes was unusually firm. He spread his blanket next to Rey and fell asleep.
Looking at the sleeping Adeline, Rey sighed inwardly. He doesn’t know how tomorrow will turn out to be.
A silent night. Regardless of who can or can’t sleep, the sun still rose from the east, and the night gradually brightened. The autumn is refreshing, the breeze is breezy, and there are always white clouds in the sky, making the blue sky less distant.
Since the weather has started to cool down, Lin Mu has returned to his original bed-loving state. Last night, he couldn’t fall asleep because he was looking forward to tomorrow. Patrik couldn’t stand it anymore and pressed Lin Mu down for a vigorous round that he fell into a deep sleep exhausted. After waking up in the morning, although there is something special to do today, everyone still ate breakfast like usual. Of course, their tribe has never thought about what to do if they lose. You ask what to do? It’s not like they are going to leave the area anyway, since their tribe is built here. The worst outcome is they won’t hunt in this area, and they don’t hunt on this side of the mountain to start with. Hence, everyone felt no pressure regarding the duel at all.
After breakfast, 2 beastman were left in the tribe as guards while the rest set off together. When they came to an empty land boundary agreed upon for the duel, their tribe can see that the drifter beastman group has already arrived.
Lin Mu looked up curiously at the group of drifter beastmen. Obviously, these people’s mentality can’t compare with the beastman in their tribe who is happy and has a full belly. The atmosphere in that group is very solemn, especially after they arrived. Lin Mu looked at these people carefully, while Patrik stepped forward to negotiate with them. For the leader of both sides coming to talk is to show their sincerity. As for the conversation, there isn’t any. They can start anytime as soon as the instructions are given.
Just then, Lin Mu saw that the group’s leader is obviously injured. His face was pale, and it seemed that his body condition is not very good. What surprised Lin Mu was that there were females in this group, and of course he did not miss the male cubs hiding behind the tall beastmen. Lin Mu thoughtfully looked at the group in front of him. When he came back to his senses, he couldn’t help frowning and ask, “Lal, why didn’t you tell us that there are females and cubs in this group?”
Hearing that, Lal expressed that he is innocent. He was surprised as well that there were females and cubs in that group. In his heart, Lal wondered if this group has the same situation like them. He explained to Lin Mu, “I didn’t pay attention at the time. I really didn’t know about the females and cubs.” When Lal went to ask about the duel, the only thing in his mind was just how to deliver to the battle request with great momentum. Moreover, Rey and the other beastmen deliberately prevented him from seeing Adeline, so Lal really didn’t know.
Lin Mu can see that Lal is innocent and speaking the truth so he believed in his words. At this moment, Patrik had returned to their side, standing beside Lin Mu.
“They also have females and cubs.”
Patrik nodded when he heard Lin Mu’s words but he said nothing.
Lin Mu saw that Patrik didn’t say anything, so he didn’t say anything either. Although he felt sorry for this drifter beastman group, he was not a Holy Mother. He is just an ordinary person and everyone is selfish. People have bias and only close with the ones they knew. He admits it, although he has compassion for them, he will not risk the entire tribe for this compassion.
Patrik felt relieved when Lin Mu didn’t say anything afterward. If Lin Mu requested something, it would be difficult for him to refuse. But Patrik had to think about his tribe. He did saw the female and the cub right from the beginning, but he could only look at them and do anything about it.
Because of this unexpected discovery, Lin Mu’s mood for watching the excitement has disappeared. Hence, he did not see Huang Yuan’s surprised expression when he saw the female.
On the other hand, Lin Mu did not notice the change, but Ryan, who had been standing next to Huang Yuan, did.
“Yuan, what’s the matter?”
Huang Yuan whispered, “It’s nothing, it’s just that I know the female. His name is Adeline, the child of my former tribe leader. I just don’t know how he would end up being with these people.”
Truth to be told, Huang Yuan recognized these people right away. They are the drifter beastmen who took over their tribe at that time. Thus, it made him even more curious how Adeline would be with these people. However, these people didn’t really do any substantial harm to the people in his previous tribe. Other than enslaving the beastmen, the females didn’t suffer any harm. Because of this, Huang Yuan didn’t dislike them that much.
Ryan nodded, but he didn’t pay attention to the female’s origin and focused on the part where Huang Yuan said he used to be that tribe instead. He was worried that Huang Yuan will want to return to his original tribe. After all, females have feelings for the place where they grew up. Ryan didn’t say anything and turned to look at the duel arena.
This is the first round and Jason is on the field. Jason’s beast form is a huge cobra, and his opponent is a black-winged lion with long pointed fangs. Without any suspense, the tough Jason won the duel. He wrapped the opponent tightly with his huge snake body. If he bit the opponent’s neck, the opponent would be dead for sure. But this is a friendly fight, so Jason will not kill anyone.
Lin Mu didn’t pay much attention to the duel. Patrik felt Lin Mu’s depression and put his arms around him as a silent comfort. In the end, they won 2 out of the 3 rounds. Lal, who was clamoring to teach his opponent a lesson lose instead. Now that the matter is settled, Lin Mu doesn’t want to bother with other things that followed. He decided to go back and take a good nap to make up for his late-night exercise yesterday.
Patrik and the others didn’t immediately make the group of drifter beastman leave just because they won. The beastman in the tribe was obviously in the same low mood as Lin Mu. After all, they were also a wandering group with females and cubs once.
When they were about to leave…
“Huang Yuan, wait.”
Hearing that, Lin Mu and the rest stopped on their tracks.
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