Here’s the chapter for today~
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 88 Child’s problem
Lin Mu’s side went on separate ways from Tru in the end. This trip is a leisure trip so it’s not appropriate to ask Tru to follow them. Of course, Lin Mu taught Tru about a lot of edible foods before leaving. Naturally, he also talked about a lot of food preparation methods, the most important being the condiments for grilled meat and the method of making soup.
Because the baby has established a 1-day friendship with Rick, it was a lot of fun to have the little bear Rick playing with him. Thus when it’s about to be separated, the baby felt sad and made ‘ya ya ya’ noises, reluctant to be separated from Rick. That gave Lin Mu a feeling like he is ‘breaking a pair of mandarin ducks’1. He has not realized why he would think of that phrase though.
Just like how the baby is not willing to separate from Rick, Rick is also not willing to leave the baby. Before this, he has no friends to play with, not to mention he only has Tru by his side afterward. Right now he met a beautiful baby, he naturally didn’t want to be separated. However, Rick is not like little Wu Fan who knows nothing about the world. He knows that Wu Fan will not stay with him because Wu Fan’s father and dad are leaving. Hence, Rick can only reluctantly watch as their figure got farther and farther and did not say anything.
On the other hand, the baby stopped crying after Lin Mu hurriedly coaxed him. Little Wu Fan is still a child so after Lin Mu made a small toy for him, he joyfully played with the toy and laughed; forgetting about little bear Rick. After all, the child is still very young and couldn’t remember much.
On this day, as usual, they flew in the air while the morning sun had not yet risen, and when it is still cooler. Lin Mu looked at the baby sitting in his arms and yelling unintelligible words so he chatted with the baby while watching the clouds in the sky. Although Lin Mu may not know what the baby is talking about, and the baby may not know what Lin Mu said either, it does not prevent this pair of father and son from having a happy chat.
“Baby, look, doesn’t that cloud look like a rabbit (Tu)?”
Little Wu Fan is currently learning how to speak. When he heard Lin Mu’s words, he repeated with a toothless smile, “Tu… Tu!” Lin Mu taught him about the word rabbit before.
Lin Mu grabbed Wu Fan’s little finger and pointed at the cloud not far away, “Look, baby, does it look like a flower (Hua)?”
Wu Fan: “Ya ya…”
The two chatted happily, and Patrik, who noticed the interaction of the adult and the young, is also very happy as they proceed in their journey.
“Papa, hungry.” Wu Fan, who was having fun, suddenly pulled Lin Mu’s hand and said that.
Wu Fan can now express his thoughts on some things clearly. For example, when he is hungry, he will tell Lin Mu, “Hungry, hungry, eat, eat.” If he wants to pee, he will say, “Shi shi…”2
Lin Mu heard that the baby is hungry, so he immediately opened his backpack, which is filled with food for little Wu Fan. Children are always hungry so Lin Mu is ready.
“Do baby want to eat eggs (Dan)?”
“Dan Dan, eat.”
Lin Mu prepares a few boiled eggs every day, but they are all small bird’s eggs. If he could find chicken eggs, then he only needs to prepare 3 eggs for little Wu Fan every day. At this moment, Lin Mu took out a small bird egg, peeled the skin, and handed it to smiling Wu Fan.
The sun gradually rose and Lin Mu raised his hand to cover the dazzling sunlight. He looked at Wu Fan in his arms and touched him to check his temperature. Seeing that a thin layer of sweat has formed on his skin, Lin Mu said to Patrik, “Look for a river for our resting spot, I’ll give the baby a bath.”
Patrik heard Lin Mu’s words and began looking for rivers below so that they can rest as soon as possible. He saw a silver color line and knew that he had found his resting spot for today. Then he said to Lin Mu, “Mu Mu, be careful, we are going down now.”
Patrik flew to a place where the animals were drinking, and then slowly descended. The animals felt Patrik’s strong aura and flee the spot. The baby giggled as he watched the animals ran away in fright.
Lin Mu got down from Patrik and looked at the small river in front of him. The water is flowing slowly and it is very clear. He could see a few small fish swimming in the water, which is suitable for bathing. Lin Mu put the baby on the blanket which Patrik has spread on the ground, then rummaged his bag for a change of clothes, “Patrik, let’s take a bath here. The river water is so clear.” As he said that, he took out the clothes he and the baby are going to change later.
Lin Mu came to the river, squatted down, and tested the water temperature with his hands. It’s not chilly and suitable for bathing. So he beckoned to Patrik, “Bring the baby here.”
Patrik picked up little Wu Fan carefully. Beastman is generally a rough man and he has no experience in holding a baby. Patrik didn’t dare to move much upon seeing the baby’s soft appearance, as if he could hurt the baby by just touching him.
Lin Mu took Wu Fan from Patrik. Fortunately, Wu Fan is obedient in Patrik’s arms. He didn’t twist around and writhe, so even if Patrik’s posture is stiff, it would not be too difficult to carry the baby. Then Lin Mu started to smile as he undresses the little guy. After being taken care of by Lin Mu for so many days, all the injuries on the baby’s body are almost gone. Baby’s skin is now tender and delicate. That makes Lin Mu feels proud of his heart. See, his son’s skin is so nice! This is something every silly dad will have. Although the injuries are gone, and the baby’s skin is rosier than before, Lin Mu is still dissatisfied that Wu Fan is quite thin as he has been committed to fattening the baby. Though the baby has only grown a little bit of meat, it was dissatisfactory. Lin Mu decided to implement a long-term fattening plan. In Lin Mu’s heart, a baby should be fat.
Passing the nekid baby to Patrik, Lin Mu proceeds to take off his own clothes; not noticing how Patrik’s eyes almost turned green as he stared intently at the whole undressing process. Then, with a smile, he took the little guy back into his arms. Next, Lin Mu went down to the river and said, “Baby, let’s take a bath.”
“Bath… bath…” Wu Fan repeated after Lin Mu.
This is not the first time that the baby went to the river to take a bath with Lin Mu, and he fell in love with it after playing in the river once. That’s why he is happy to hear Lin Mu say ‘bath’.
Patrik watched the pair of dad and son playing in the river, and then looked at himself standing alone by the side. Patrik felt that the baby is too eye-catching and he attracted most of Lin Mu’s attention. Oh, that pain in his heart, Patrik couldn’t express it out. He looked at Lin Mu’s fair body, fully exposed in the river, and felt like he could not breathe. The most painful thing after the little one joined them is he couldn’t do those intimate activities between partners with Lin Mu anymore. One is because Lin Mu felt that their ‘activities’ would cause the baby to learn the wrong thing. The other reason is he would feel embarrassed if they were seen by the baby, so Patrik got forced into abstinence.
Children, are really the beastman’s biggest rival in love!
As Patrik feeling melancholy by the river. Lin Mu, who was playing with the baby happily, saw him standing by the river, motionlessly watching them. So, Lin Mu called out, “Why don’t you come down to take a bath? The water is refreshing.”
Quickly recovered from his thought upon hearing Lin Mu’s voice, Patrik swiftly went down to the river. His clothes need to be washed anyway, so it doesn’t matter if they are wet. Because of the problem of convenience, although there are fabrics in the tribe, most beastman still prefer to wear animal skin skirts because they find it easier to move. The clothes made by Lin Mu are too restrictive. Patrik is also one of those beastmen, but because Lin Mu didn’t like Patrik wearing nothing inside, he requested Patrik to wear underwear. At first, Patrik was not used to it but he persisted. Now he is used to wearing close-fitting underpants all the time. Since his partner doesn’t like his body being seen by others, Patrik happily obeys to appease his partner’s jealousy. Seeing his partner is having fun, Patrik threw his wet clothes to the shore and started swimming around Lin Mu. He is a snake beastman so he likes to swim in the water.
They played with the water for a while, and Lin Mu saw that they soaked long enough so he called Patrik to help him hold the baby. Next, Lin Mu wash his own hair and body with the soapy fruit. The baby gleefully watched as his dad’s head started bubbling into a mountain, but no one knows what he is thinking about. After Lin Mu washed his hair, he said, “Patrik, I will help you wash your hair.”
Patrik likes it when his partner washes his hair. Not only because it increased the intimacy between them, but also because Lin Mu’s washing is very comfortable. The baby couldn’t help but stretched out his hand towards the bubbles on Patrik’s head, but Lin Mu didn’t stop him. He lets little Wu Fan play by himself; as long as he didn’t put random stuff into his mouth.
After the adults have washed themselves, it is the baby’s turn. Although the baby likes to play with water, he doesn’t like to wash his tail and always struggles. Lin Mu has to say a lot of things to attract the baby’s attention so that the other can wash his tail.
After the shower, the family of 3 felt refreshed. They spread a blanket under the shade of the trees and sat on it to chat. Lin Mu also took out some fruits and let the baby gnaw on them.
Lying in Patrik’s arms while watching Wu Fan, Lin Mu chatted with Patrik.
“How long do you think we can get to the beach? Oh yeah, have you seen the sea people before? The mermaids.”
Patrik squeezed Lin Mu’s hand, “At our speed, I think we will reach the sea in about 20 days. I have seen the sea people before, but there are not only the mermaid but also other races. I heard the female mermaid3 looked pretty, but I haven’t seen them. At the beach, you only see the male mermaid, but even that is rare. They generally live in the depths of the ocean and rarely come to land.”
“Not sure if I can meet a mermaid. The creatures in fairy tales are always interesting.”
“If you are lucky, you should meet one. Even if you don’t meet one this time, there is always next time.”
“Hehe, I’m just a little curious. It’s not like I have to see one.”
Seeing his dad chatting with his father happily, little Wu Fan hugged the fruit and gnawing at it while staring at them. When Lin Mu noticed the baby staring at them with his big, shiny eyes unblinkingly, Lin Mu simply felt he’s super cute in his heart. He really wanted to hold his son in his arms and give him a good rub, but since the little guy is eating, Lin Mu decided not to disturb his son.
A pair of adults and a baby, they continue their journey for another 10 days. On this day, they came to a basin land with luxuriant plants and rich rivers. This kind of terrain is the most suitable for living and agricultural development. Looking at the vast basin in front of him, the dense vegetation, and the river flowing by, Lin Mu said, “This place seems to be more suitable for us than the valley.” Although the valley they are living in is not small, it is not very large either. Their tribe is expanding and they will need more spaces. They also need more agricultural development. Only when they can grow more food that their lives will be more secure.
Patrik doesn’t know why Lin Mu thinks this place is more suitable for them, but since Lin Mu said it is naturally true. However, even if it is more suitable for their development, who is willing to leave their current home after putting so much effort into it? Lin Mu knew that as well, so he didn’t say anything.
“Patrik, how long is here from the sea?”
“About 7 or 8 days.”
“Alright, let’s stay here for a few days. I want to explore this area. The plants are so lush, I wonder if I can find good things.”
Patrik nodded, it’s fine as long Lin Mu liked it. This trip is for them to come out and play after all.
Raw word count : 3559
Banana: Next chapter has 6k word count so it will be split into 2 parts yo.