A’ight, thanks for the wait. 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 92 Picnic
The weather on this day is nice, it is neither cold nor hot, and the sun did not ‘cook’ the people as usual. Also, a cool breeze will blow from time to time that made the people feel very comfortable. Such weather is extremely rare in summer, so Lin Mu decided that their family would go for a picnic. Lin Mu’s family only consists of 2 adults and a child so he invited several families that are more familiar to play together. After all, a picnic is more interesting to enjoy with more people.
Lin Mu prepared the food early, including snacks, fruits, and jerky… and many more. Of course, Lin Mu also brought the soy eggs he made. This one kid likes it very much. Of course, adults are no exception.
There is a small river on the island that spans almost the entire island. A section of the river is on the other side of the flat land, with green grass, and lush trees, which is where they are going for a picnic. The three little guys gathered around Lin Mu’s simple stove, unblinkingly staring at the food Lin Mu was cooking while drooling.
“Dad, when will the food be done? I’m hungry.” Little Wu Fan couldn’t wait and asked Lin Mu.
Lin Mu looked up at his little one with a smile and said, “Baby is hungry so soon? Have you finished eating your snack?”
Wu Fan nodded, “Dad said that we can only eat 3 snacks, so we didn’t take more.”
The pastry Lin Mu made is not big, it’s just about the size of 2-3 thumbs. He is worried that the children would not be able to eat anything else after eating too many snacks, so he set a limit for them.
“Baby is so obedient. Don’t worry, the food will be done soon. Wait a bit more.” These words Lin Mu is also directed to Yin Yao and another little female – Aimi.
While talking to the little guys, Lin Mu flipped the slices of meat with the spatula from time to time. When they are cooked, he took out the thin flour skin that had been prepared in advance, and put a slice of meat on top, followed by a layer of lettuce. After that, Lin Mu added a layer of meat slices, and finally, rolled up the flour skin. A popiah roll from different times and space is ready.
Giving the popiahs to the little guys, Lin Mu watched as they take a big bite of the food and then squinted their eyes happily.
Yin Yao said with delight, “It’s so delicious!”
Little Aimi also praised, “Uncle Lin Mu made the best food, and I want to eat it every time.”
The praise from the 2 little guys made Lin Mu laugh.
Wu Fan, who is already focused on eating, nodded in agreement when he heard the praises. Then he said proudly, “Of course, my dad’s food is the best.”
“Actually, my dad’s cooking is also delicious.” Yin Yao spoke for his dad. His father used to be one to cook, but now his dad also cooks from time to time.
“The food that my dad made is delicious too. En, just a little bit worse than Uncle Lin Mu, just a little bit.” Aimi said.
Little Wu Fan curled his lips after hearing what they said, he won’t believe that. His dad cooks the best food. En!
After chatting a bit, the little guys took their food with them, running to play as they ate. Lin Mu smiled and watched the children playing; feeling that things are calm and beautiful in his heart. Unconsciously, he took a bite of the food in his hand, en, it is quite delicious.
The beastmen went hunting, while Lisa and some females went to pick fresh fruit. They felt that fresh fruit is nicer to eat, so Lin Mu stayed to take care of the children and made food for them. Of course, the food was requested by the little guys to Lin Mu after everyone else had left. In their opinion, they must be able to eat the food made by Lin Mu today.
When Patrik came back, he saw Lin Mu smiling and looking at the children who were playing. Little Wu Fan’s personality became livelier with the other children’s company. Every day, he dragged his little tail to find friends to play with. Although his difference caused other children to occasionally feel curious, they didn’t do anything other than studied his tail with Wu Fan. In the end, they ended up feeling envious because not only little Wu Fan’s tail is flexible, it can also be controlled to get things.
Apart from that, the adults in this tribe did not show any bad expressions towards little Wu Fan’s difference. In their opinion, Wu Fan is just a cute little female with an extra tail, that’s all. After all, there are too many weird things in this world, having a long tail is no big deal. Of course, Lin Mu and others are worried that Wu Fan might feel inferior when he grows up and feel that he is different from others. They are not worried at all whether Wu Fan can find a partner or not. There are really too few females in this world so his family’s little female will find a partner no matter, not to mention how beautiful she is. Hence, Lin Mu is not willing to let Wu Fan go if his partner is not good.
Patrik came to Lin Mu and put down the fish he caught, together with some beast’s meat he hunted at the coast. Seeing Patrik, Lin Mu handed him the popiah in his hand. Patrik didn’t mind eating the food that Lin Mu has eaten and finished it in 2-3 bites.
The other beastmen are now cleaning their prey while the females came back together with some gains. They came to Lin Mu’s side in a good mood and laughed, letting Lin Mu see their harvest. Most of them are fruits and vegetables, and Wen Ni also picked some mushrooms.
There is still some time before the cooking time, so everyone spread their blankets in a cool place, then put out the food they prepared. Then they started chatting while eating. When it’s afternoon, they had a barbecue. Everyone had a great time at the picnic, and the grill they made of a kind of unburnable tree is very convenient.
It was a delightful stay for Lin Mu in this tribe these days. He ate all kinds of seafood that he likes to eat, and of course, he got to eat a scrumptious fish that he didn’t know is that good. It is said to be the best-tasting fish by the people in the tribe – Salangidae1.
The Salangidae is as long as Lin Mu’s two palms, and its slender body makes Lin Mu think it is a mutated hairtail; of course, it is not a hairtail. The Salangidae has almost no scales, just the main fishbone, and almost no rib bones. Its body is silver-gray, so when it is swimming in the water, silver light will flash on its body. Lin Mu doesn’t know if it is because of the refracting of the sun or something else. The Salangidae is very delicious, especially the fish soup made from the fish. It is so fresh and delicious that Lin Mu wants to swallow everything together with his tongue. After he took a bite of the fish, Lin Mu sighed in admiration about how could such a delicious fish exist in the world.
However, Salangidae is difficult to catch. Everyone knows that because the speed of Salangidae is very fast and its body is very slippery. Although the people in the tribe like to eat it, the amount that can be caught is extremely little. Moreover, the sea where the Salangidae lives is dangerous. Although the Salangidae is delicious, the chances of beastmen catching them are quite small.
On the other hand, because Lin Mu likes to eat the fish, Patrik went to learn how to fish with York for a few days. But because the sea is too dangerous, Lin Mu is worried that Patrik will be injured so he will not let him go hunting for Salangidae. Regardless, Patrik still went sometimes, but to prevent Lin Mu from getting angry, he will only go in groups with other beastmen. That way, the danger is reduced a lot, and Patrik will be able to explain himself to Lin Mu.
Of course, in addition to greatly satisfying his appetite on this island, Lin Mu also unexpectedly got a small harvest, that is, diamonds. Butz took Lin Mu to see his secret base one day when Lin Mu had stayed in their tribe for nearly 10 days. Truth to be told, Lin Mu is not quite curious about the secret base that Butz said. But if a child wanted to show him his secret, Lin Mu couldn’t refuse it, so he followed the child. After various twists and turns, Lin Mu finally reached the destination that Butz wanted to take him to.
At that time, Lin Mu sighed to Butz, saying, “This journey is really tortuous, you are really lucky to be able to find the secret place.
Of course, Lin Mu hadn’t seen the beautiful scenery when he said these words. Hence, when he came to the place through the gap between the two huge rocks, Lin Mu is completely shocked by the scenery in front of him. It’s an understatement to describe the scenery as ‘a place with bright flowers and willow greens’. What surprised Lin Mu most is that the scenery looked like a picture out of a fairy tale, and the combination of various colors is full of dreamlike colors. As a person in the 21st century, he has seen no less of dreamy scenery, but those are flat and computer-synthesized, while the things in front of him are real. The difference is enough to stun Lin Mu.
The last surprise and the most shocking one is the sparkle in the river. Looking at the sparkling diamonds in the river, Lin Mu suddenly wondered if he is dreaming. But after he went down to the clear water and picked up a bright diamond, he felt that everything is real. Glancing at the bottom of the river that is almost covered with diamonds, Lin Mu’s little heart throbbed a little bit more powerfully. Think about it, he is a modern man where a diamond is priceless in the eyes of modern people! Of course, after Lin Mu stabilized his emotions, he is reminded that this world is not his previous world that idolized diamonds. Imagine that, in the eyes of people in this world, such a giant diamond that will shock his previous world could not even match a piece of fish in the beastman’s eyes. Just thinking about the scene makes Lin Mu chuckle.
Although the material value of the diamond itself is lost, diamond is still considered a pretty thing, so Lin Mu began to pick up some diamonds. This is just like the saying ‘picking treasures just by bending down’! Lin Mu didn’t pick up a lot of diamonds. The most important thing is they don’t have any diamond cutting skills, so Lin Mu and Butz only picked up some good-looking shapes. With the diamonds, Lin Mu thought to make accessories for Sasha and the other females. The female of this world likes to be beautiful, don’t they?
After going to Butz’s secret base, Burton’s secret base is not bad either. Burton’s so-called secret base is outside the island they reside in, or it can be said as a small island that is not very close to their island. Lin Mu has to admit that the small island a picturesque island with clean beaches and blue seas. The island has vibrant plants, various fruit trees, and some commonly used condiments. While Lin Mu is exploring the island, he also found something else. It’s one of the necessities of life – salt. Lin Mu doesn’t know why salt can be produced in a cave on such a small island, but for Burton and his tribe, it is indeed a good thing as it is more convenient for them to get salt in the future.
Back to their picnic moment.
Eating until he’s full, Lin Mu lay in Patrik’s arms and watched the people playing in front of him with a smile, “I am very happy to live here. They are all very good people. Let’s help them?”
“How do you want to help?”
“Help them build a house. They are still living in tents so a house should be needed.”
Patrik heard Lin Mu’s words and couldn’t help but frown, “It takes a lot of rocks to build a house, and that will destroy the mountains of their island. It would be too far to find rocks elsewhere too.”
“They can build a wooden house. The island is surrounded by the sea so it won’t feel too cold in winter. Hence, building a wooden house is fine, and it still can be built beautifully.”
Thinking of the beautiful and comfortable wooden houses that Lin Mu saw before, Lin Mu thinks that his idea is pretty good.
“I don’t want you to be tired, and we will leave soon.”
“Don’t worry, I won’t be tired. I’m only in charge of commanding. The time we have is a little bit short, but we can help them build just one house first. Then, we can let them do it by themselves.”
“Alright then, you should first talk to their tribe leader to see his opinion.”
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The exam is coming soon. Despair. Suddenly, I felt worried.
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