Here’s the 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)
莱恩 Ryan (Lion) / 黄远 Huang Yuan (Female)
巴奥 Ba-Ao (Brown winged bear) / 霍斯 Howth (Golden winged lion)
雷切尔 Rey (???) / 艾德琳 Adeline (Female)
卡索 Casso (Winged wolf) / 球球 Qiuqiu (pet?)
达蒙 Damon (??? / Casso’s father)
里亚 Ria (Female)
马特 Matt (Silver wolf / Misha’s father)
米莎 Misha (Female)
Please do not repost elsewhere and do not re-translate to other language from my English version.
Chapter 87 Papa
When Lin Mu woke up the next day, the baby in his arms is still sleeping soundly. Lin Mu can’t bear to wake up the baby, so he put on his clothes carefully and silently carried the baby out of the tent. It seems that Patrik has to prepare breakfast instead. And so, Patrik is making some meat porridge for Lin Mu and the baby, then he will grill some meat for himself. Patrik went busy here and there. Lin Mu watched by the side while holding the baby; he would talk to Patrik in low voice from time to time.
When the smell of meat started to waft in the air, the little baby woke up. Looking down, Lin Mu saw the baby staring at him unblinkingly, as if afraid that he would disappear. He smiled and kissed the baby on the forehead.
Lin Mu asked Patrik, “Patrik, is the porridge ready?”
The baby likes meat porridge very much. Lin Mu also asked Patrik to make some hard-boiled eggs for the baby to eat on the road. He feeds the baby with a small wooden spoon while eating the barbecue that Patrik handed to his mouth. Next, he will take a sip of the porridge Patrik brought to his mouth. Seeing the baby eating so happily, Lin Mu said, “The baby is so easy to raise. He likes eating meat and just fine with that1.” He took a glance at his t-shirt which the baby is wearing and continued, “I wonder what the baby’s name is? Patrik, why don’t we give him a name? Let’s choose a name for the baby.”
Patrik nodded, “It’s up to Mu Mu to pick what name. This kid obviously likes you very much.”
“Okay.” Lin Mu rubbed the baby’s tummy while thinking about what kind of name to give the baby. When his hand touched the baby’s tail, he thought of the anime he watched before, Dragon Balls. Thinking about the cute protagonist in it, Lin Mu decided, “Our baby is called Wu Fan2. He has a long tail and is a male3, so Wu Fan is the most suitable name.”
Patrik doesn’t know how Wu Fan is the most suitable name, but he thinks that the name sounds good, plus it’s given by Lin Mu, so there is no problem with it. The most important thing is names are just names in Patrik’s heart. Anyway, from this moment on, the baby’s name is Wu Fan.
They started their journey early in the cool weather because it is more convenient to fly in the sky since they are taking the baby with them. Hence, they need to cover more distance as much as possible while the temperature is still cool. Lin Mu carried the baby and they sat on Patrik’s huge body. When he rose into the air, the baby laughed happily, causing Lin Mu to laugh as well. Because of the baby, their travel speed much slower now. They only travel in the morning and evening every day. When the sun is strong, they will go to the forest to escape the heat. At this moment, they will usually find a place to rest and won’t move until it is cool, they won’t continue to walk in the forest too. Patrik doesn’t want to tire Lin Mu, as it is exhausting to hold the baby all day long.
The next morning when the sun has not yet risen, they flew in the sky as usual. In the beginning, baby Wu Fan would keep looking around because of the novelty with his small eyes, but when the freshness disappears, baby Wu Fan likes to nest and sleeping in Lin Mu’s arms. Lin Mu looked at Wu Fan who is currently asleep in his arms and felt that he will be waking up soon.
“Patrik, let’s find a place to rest, it’s getting hot.”
When Patrik heard Lin Mu’s words, he began to check the location below; looking for a suitable resting place.
Lin Mu carefully took off his backpack after finishing talking. He took out a boiled egg and a bamboo tube filled with honey water. Just about time, Wu Fan started to wake up. As always, when Wu Fan wakes up, Lin Mu will smile and kiss the baby, “Wu Fan has woke up, are you hungry?”
These days, the little baby can understand that ‘Wu Fan’ is directed to himself. Every time Lin Mu calls him, he turns his head in the direction. Lin Mu feels very fulfilled that he could do that much now. It’s just that general children over 1 year old should be able to talk, but Wu Fan couldn’t say anything except giggling, crying, and making some unintelligible sound. Lin Mu didn’t make any progress after teaching words for many days, and he is a little worried. After all, Ria’s baby can speak clearly when he is over a year old.
Lin Mu saw Wu Fan look confused, and carefully fed him some honey water. Then he peeled off the boiled egg and feed him in small bite-size. Children always hungry easily, so Lin Mu always prepares 1 or 2 boiled eggs and puts them in his backpack. Of course, they prepared fruits too, but Lin Mu thinks the eggs are more nutritious so he usually lets Wu Fan eat the boiled egg.
After feeding Wu Fan a hard-boiled egg and some water, Patrik found a place for them to rest.
The place Patrik found this time is closer to the river, and the two of them started getting busy and arrange things after they landed. After Lin Mu laid a big animal skin blanket on the ground, he put baby Wu Fan on the ground and let him play by himself, while he helped Patrik to take out all the tableware they need for lunch and wash by the river. However, Patrik did most of the tasks in the end, while Lin Mu played with Wu Fan and taught the baby to walk. The current Wu Fan baby still can’t walk, and his favorite activity is crawling around on the blanket.
Lin Mu walked with the baby step by step, and when Wu Fan got tired, he taught him to call him Papa (Dad).
“Baby, learn from me, Papa.”
Every time Lin Mu teaches the baby that, he only laughed. In the end, Lin Mu can’t help but use his own face to nuzzle the baby’s cheek, “Aiya, baby you didn’t give face to me. You didn’t call me Papa.”
When Patrik came back from his tasks, he saw the adult interacting with the young and felt that the picture is really good; the warmth simply filled the heart. Patrik sat down next to Lin Mu and took Wu Fan over to put it on his lap. The baby was very resistant to Patrik before, but as they get along, the baby gradually accepted Patrik.
Patrik: “What do you want to eat at noon?”
“Nothing to eat in particular. The hot weather always makes people lose their appetite.”
“How about cold noodles?” Patrik asked. Yesterday Lin Mu made cold noodles and he thought they taste nice. Lin Mu also ate a bit more than usual, so Patrik thought it would be good to eat cold noodles as well today.
Lin Mu thought for a while and felt that it is a good idea. “Make a sweet soup for the baby at noon, you just use snow fungus. After the soup cooled down, it is a good thirst quencher. It would be nice if we can find mung beans here, mung bean soup is best to drink in summer.” Lin Mu said while playing with Wu Fan. The child’s face has become rosier these days, and wearing the little clothes Lin Mu made makes him cuter.
There are still a few hours before lunch. Since he has some time on hand, Lin Mu took out some cloth and needlework to make a dudou for the baby. In his world, children wear a dudou to cool off in summer.
Lin Mu put the baby on the animal skin blanket so he can play by himself, but the blanket must be placed closer to them, otherwise, the little Wu Fan will protest.
The cold noodles are made quickly, and it doesn’t take long for them to be ready to eat. On the other hand, Patrik’s barbecue is surprisingly fragrant. He is making honey-grilled meat. Although he likes to eat the cumin flavor, Lin Mu said that it is not good to eat too much cumin in summer, so he also controlled the amount. But honey barbecue is also nice to eat. When the tempting aroma of honey barbecue wafted to the air, they ushered in a small guest.
Lin Mu looked at the brown bear who was only around 50 cm tall not far from them, drooling while staring at Patrik’s barbecue. It is undeniable that Lin Mu was ‘meng’-ed by the fluffy little bear that looked like a teddy bear, but then he saw Patrik’s expressionless face that says he doesn’t care about the little bear. Hence, Lin Mu suppressed himself from rushing over and give the little bear a good rub.
When it’s time to eat, the little bear is still drooling at the barbecue from more than 20 meters away from them. Lin Mu can’t bear to continue eating like this. He looked at Patrik, and finally asked, “Can we give him some?”
Patrik knew that Lin Mu liked this little creature very much, so he nodded in agreement.
Seeing that Patrik agreed, Lin Mu immediately waved to the little bear happily, “Come here, little guy. We’ll give you some meat.”
The little guy stared at Lin Mu vigilantly, and finally could not resist the temptation of good food and moved a little bit towards them. It was super cute. When the little bear approached near enough, Patrik threw a piece of grilled meat to him. The little bear swiftly caught the meat and immediately ran to the opposite tree before starting to eat.
Lin Mu was a little surprised by the little guy’s caution. At this moment, Lin Mu suddenly realized, “How could this little guy appear in the forest by himself?” One needs to know, cubs in this world are very precious. They should be well protected in a tribe, so how could it be possible for the little guy to appear in the dangerous jungle?
“Don’t tell me he is also abandoned?”
Patrik shook his head. It was obvious that this little bear is being raised by someone.
Lin Mu was relieved to hear the answer. Otherwise, it would make him feel uncomfortable for picking 2 abandoned children within a few days.
“This little guy didn’t sneak out secretly, right.” But Lin Mu rejected this conjecture himself after saying that. If the little guy ran out by himself, it would be difficult for him to stay in this forest with his small figure. Moreover, the little guy clearly has no scars on his body and he is not very skinny either.
“He should have been separated from the adults,” Patrik said, although this point makes him feel a little strange in his heart, this cub has nothing to do with him. So he doesn’t want to bother with that and said, “Mu Mu, hurry up and eat.”
After Lin Mu finished eating a bowl of cold noodles, the little bear has finished 2 large pieces of grilled meat. Lin Mu set a bowl of soup for the bear, and he finally stopped being on guard and peacefully ate with them. Lin Mu is being enthusiastic about the little bear, so maybe because of that, the little baby in his arms feels that he has been ignored and he called out, “Papa.”
Lin Mu was so excited when he heard these words, he immediately picked up little Wu Fan and gave him a big kiss. Then he turned to Patrik and said, “Patrik, the baby called me Papa (Dad)!” Oh, the pride he felt in his heart. It’s like how all silly dads feeling happy for the little progress of the child, let alone being called Papa by the baby.
Knowing that the baby has spoken some words, Patrik is also very happy. They don’t have to worry so much about the baby not able to speak. On the other hand, Patrik intends to get little Wu Fan to call him Father as soon as possible too.
After the little bear finished a bowl of soup, a tall beastman approached their resting area. The beastman was obviously anxious, and he seemed very relieved when he saw the little bear unharmed in front of them.
“Rick, why are you running around?” The visitor looked angry, but the bear was not afraid. When he saw the beastman, he ran to the visitor happily, and the strange beastman expertly carried the bear in his arms.
“My name is Tru, thank you for giving Rick food.”
Lin Mu saw Patrik’s expressionless face like he is not going to talk to Tru, so he(LM) could only smile at the other person, “You’re welcome, the little bear is cute. That… have you eaten?”
“Not yet.” Beastman replied honestly but realized what he meant after speaking. He added embarrassedly, “I’m not trying to ask for your food, it just that… I returned from hunting and cannot found Rick. I got anxious, that’s why I haven’t had time to eat yet.”
Lin Mu felt that this beastman is simple-minded, and Tru gave Lin Mu a good impression.
“I’m going to hunt now.” He put Rick down and swiftly disappeared.
Lin Mu smiled at Patrik, “This person is not bad.”
Patrik would naturally decline to answer Lin Mu’s appreciation of other beastman.
Lin Mu didn’t expect Patrik to say anything either. He saw the little bear sitting on the ground and looking around. So he waved to him and asked, “Is Rick full? Do you want to eat more?”
Rick shook his head. Although he still wanted to eat, he ate too full earlier. The grilled meat was so delicious. He had never eaten such a delicious barbecue.
Tru came back quickly. After Lin Mu kindly provided some condiments, Tru also enjoyed delicious grilled meat for the first time.
After Rick is full, he understood that Lin Mu and the other beastman are not bad guys, so he let go of his inhibition and approached nearer. Then he stared at the little baby in Lin Mu’s arms. Rick felt that the baby looked very cute, so he strode to Lin Mu’s side and licked the baby’s tender face. Lin Mu’s expression at the moment is like this 囧. Can he assume that Rick is acting like a pervert right now? The baby didn’t like little bear Rick at first, but Rick didn’t realize that at all. So he played by himself in teasing the baby.
Seeing that both children are full, Lin Mu puts the baby on the blanket for the two little ones to play together. When Tru saw the scene between Rick and the baby, his eyes were full of relief.
Lin Mu saw that no one is talking, so he opened a topic, “So, what is your relationship with Rick?”
“I am Rick’s father.”
“But, I just saw that your animal is a wolf.” How can a wolf give birth to a bear?
“I picked up Rick, that…” Tru looked at the little bear who seemed to be asleep before continuing, “Rick is the child of a drifter beastman. I want to raise him, but my tribe disagrees. Hence, I can only leave with Rick. I hope you believe that Rick and I are not bad guys.”
Lin Mu was stunned when he heard the word ‘drifter beastman’. He didn’t expect the little bear to be the child of s drifter beastman. He can’t see anything out of the norm about the little bear. But seeing Tru looking at the bear with kind eyes, Lin Mu felt fortunate for the bear; for meeting a kind beastman.
Patrik had nothing to say, and of course, he didn’t doubt that what Tru said is really the truth. The little bear is obviously an abandoned child because he can tell from the vigilance. He is too familiar with that expression.
“I believe it. How long have you and Rick been away from the tribe?”
“It’s been more than 2 months. I’m very worried that I can’t take care of Rick.” Tru also knows that a beastman will have a hard time living without a tribe, especially he has a cub with him now.
Lin Mu didn’t say anything next. He couldn’t ask the other person to follow them or let him go to their tribe. After all, they are not familiar with this beastman. Although Lin Mu believes that Tru is a good person, but one can never be too careful. Patrik is the one who decides on these things, and he(LM) doesn’t know how to help Tru.
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