Here’s the chapter for today~ A bit late hehe
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 94 Da Jin
Lin Mu sat in the living room, watching the continuous heavy rain outside while paying attention to the two little guys playing next to him. Nowadays, the two little guys like to stick together to play and noisily chatted with each other all day long.
“Can Wu Fan understand what Little Bear says?”
Hearing Lin Mu’s question, Wu Fan gave him a puzzled look. Tilting his head, he looked at his dad puzzledly and blinked. With long eyelashes and big eyes, the action is super cute when a tender baby is doing it. So, Lin Mu couldn’t help but kissed his little cheek. Wu Fan cleverly kissed Lin Mu’s cheeks as well, causing Lin Mu’s silly father’s heart to overflow with feelings in an instant.
Thinking of Lin Mu’s previous question, Wu Fan replied, “Dad, I can understand Rick.”
The little bear sitting on the ground nodded to prove the words. Rick liked to smile at Wu Fan and felt that Wu Fan is the most beautiful female baby he had ever seen (well, you have never seen many female babies)1. He also envied little Wu Fan who is loved by his father and daddy. Rick couldn’t help feeling sad when he thought of this because he didn’t even know who are his parents. Of course, he didn’t want to know also. In his opinion, his parents didn’t want him and thrown him away after he is born. If not for Father Tru’s kindness who picked him up and willing to raise him, Rick would have died a long time ago. Hence, in Rick’s heart, Tru is his real father.
Hearing that Wu Fan could understand Rick, the beastman language, Lin Mu is a bit surprised. But he quickly accepted that because his baby is originally different, so it’s natural to have a little ability different than a normal female.
Patrik soon returned, and Lin Mu immediately greeted him with a smile. Then, he reached out to help Patrik take the things in his hand.
Patrik: “It’s too heavy, don’t touch it.”
“Don’t always see me as a weak person who can’t lift, okay? This is just helping you to carry something.” Lin Mu pretended to complain. Patrik always didn’t want him to do anything, worried that he would be tired. Although Lin Mu is glad to be pampered, he is a real man after all. So, shouldn’t he help his man to share his burden?
Smiling, Patrik handed Lin Mu the lighter fruits and vegetables in his left hand, while holding the heavier meat in the other hand. At the door, he took off his raincoat and put it on a rack. Placing the food on the table with Lin Mu, Patrik said, “Mu Mu, I found a cave today but it’s a bit strange inside. I’ll show you when I have time.”
As Patrik sat down on the stool, Lin Mu took a towel and wiped Patrik’s hair carefully. Patrik is naturally happy to enjoy Lin Mu’s tenderness and consideration. Lin Mu wiped Patrik’s hair until it’s almost dry and saw the man squinting his eyes slightly with enjoyment. Smiling, he dropped a kiss on Patrik’s cheek and asked, “What do you want to eat at noon?”
“Red braised pork belly.” Patrik is a carnivorous beast after all. “As long as Mumu makes it, I like any food. Of course, it would be better if it is meat.”
Lin Mu chuckled, “Your request is accepted.”
Hearing that, Patrik smiled and pulled Lin Mu to sit on his lap before kissing him on the mouth. Lin Mu noticed that there are 2 pairs of eyes staring at them at the side and blushed. Softly pushing Patrik’s face away, he said, “Stop, it will teach bad things to the children.”
Patrik looked at the two little ones who have obediently turned away to play with themselves and smiled without saying a word.
The two of them sat in this position and hugged for a while, then Lin Mu jumped off Patrik and said, “Tru should be coming back soon, let’s start cooking.”
Because the 2 families live together, they can be regarded as taking care of each other. At least Patrik will not worry about Lin Mu’s safety when he goes out hunting. Naturally, they have a division of labor. The beastmen takes turns out hunting every day. In the rainy season, the animals are more dangerous, so the beastmen will choose safer animals to catch. Due to this reason2, they have to go farther to hunt. As for why Tru is not there at this moment, it is because Tru will not stay idle while Patrik is out hunting. He will hunt for some small animals not far from the house, and he can also pick some fruits and vegetables along the way. Because Tru stayed close, even if there are beasts approaching their house, Tru can find out immediately and protect Lin Mu right away.
As Patrik is helping Lin Mu to organize the things he needs for making lunch, he suddenly thought of something. He took out an object from inside his clothing and handed it to Lin Mu, “Mu Mu, this is for you.”
Lin Mu looked up and saw a golden-colored rope. He took it and saw that it is not very long. The length is just enough to wrap around his wrist twice. Looking at the exquisite gold color, Lin Mu liked it very much.
“It’s pretty.” He tugged at both ends before nodding and said, “En, very tough.”
Patrik’s eyes twitched when he saw what Lin Mu did. In a very calm voice, he said, “Mu Mu, that’s a snake. A golden thread snake.”
Lin Mu looked at the so-called snake in disbelief and looked at it carefully. Then he saw the head and tail of the snake. Because it is too small, one has to look at it carefully or they won’t be able to tell it is a snake. Even after it got pulled by Lin Mu, the snake didn’t give any response.
Don’t be surprised at why Lin Mu is not scared of the snake. First of all, this little golden snake looks like a gold thread if one doesn’t look carefully. Even after circling his wrist twice, the combined width is not bigger than a pinky fingernail. Moreover, it was given to him by Patrik, so naturally, there is no need to worry about any danger. The bottom line is still because of Lin Mu’s unlimited trust in Patrik.
Lin Mu wrapped the little golden snake around his wrist and he looked like he is wearing a gold bracelet. He asked, “How do you think of giving me this?”
Seeing that Lin Mu didn’t dislike this snake, Patrik felt relieved and answered, “The golden thread snake is very toxic. Generally, this species only has the length of the index finger, and it is extremely rare to find one as long as this one. This kind of snake can be regarded as a kind of king snake. No matter how small they are, there are no snakes in the community that dare to provoke them, let alone this one here is a snake among the snakes. They don’t usually take the initiative to attack other living things when unprovoked. The most important thing is that this snake is generally very arrogant and doesn’t put anyone in their eye.” That’s why it will not attack people, as they already ignored them.
“I didn’t expect this snake to be so rare, and quite cocky too.” Lin Mu looked at the little snake staying obediently on his wrist.
“En, it’s rare. This snake should be more than a thousand years old in snake year, or maybe longer.”
“So old?!” Though the snake is already so old, its size is only this big. In front of Patrik’s beast form, the difference between them is like an elephant and an ant.
Patrik didn’t say anything about Lin Mu’s surprise, and went on to explain the background of this little golden snake, “The golden thread snake has a characteristic. If it likes someone, it will recognize that person as its master, and will always follow to protect that person. When that person passes away, the snake will leave and find a safe place to molt. Legend says that their memory about their master will disappear after molting but it’s all hearsay. As to whether it is true or not, I don’t know because I haven’t encountered a golden thread snake before. ”
Using his eyes, Lin Mu silently expressed that Patrik can ask this snake here. Patrik can communicate with snakes after all.
“This one has never responded to my question, so…”
“So lofty?” he asked, “Then does it likes me? Will it recognize me as its master?”
Patrik nodded, “It likes you, otherwise it won’t let you pull at it without retaliating. The fact that it is willing to hang on your wrist now is the best proof.”
Lin Mu thought of his action of pulling the snake just now, black lines appeared on his face [=_=ll] and he sweated. Then he fiddled with the snake on his wrist but it didn’t respond.
“It’s asleep.” Patrik understood what Lin Mu is doing and explained.
Lin Mu asked with bright eyes, “Then how did you find this lofty snake?”
“It followed me by itself. I thought I could let it protect you, so I brought it back.” Of course, Patrik won’t worry that this snake would hurt Lin Mu. His beast form is a snake and could be regarded as one of the snake kings.
“What does he eat?”
“The golden thread snake is an omnivorous animal. It can eat a lot of different things, you can feed anything.”
Because of this sentence from Patrik, the golden thread snake will have a variety of food types in the future. And it has also become Lin Mu’s guinea pig to taste test food. It will make the golden thread snake miserable but this story is something later in the future.
When the families are eating together, Tru noticed something extra on Lin Mu’s wrist. He asked suspiciously, “This is?”
Lin Mu shook his hand braggingly, “Golden thread snake.”
Lin Mu’s words really surprised Tru. The golden thread snake is so famous for being arrogant and generally doesn’t look at anyone at all. Although there are rumors of them recognizing people as their master, no one has seen it before. He didn’t expect that to see one today.
The golden thread snake has already woken up while they are eating. It climbed down from Lin Mu’s wrist, wanting to follow the smell to find something to eat.
Little Wu Fan was eating by himself and found out about this strange thing. His chubby hand reached out and grabbed the little golden snake. Then he pulled it at both ends, an action that proved he is Lin Mu’s son.
Now that Lin Mu knew that the ‘rope’ is a venomous snake, and super arrogant to boot, he wouldn’t let little Wu Fan continue his action. Otherwise, it would be bad if he annoyed the snake. Lin Mu hurriedly put the golden snake on the small wooden plate he prepared earlier. Then he cut some fruits into very fine shreds and cut some shredded meat. Of course, the meat is cooked3, and cut it as small as possible.
The little golden snake didn’t act like other snakes where they swallow their food, and slowly digested it afterward, with the prey protruding out from their belly. The little golden snake behaved more like it is chewing. After eating, there was no change in its body, making Lin Mu amazed by its digestive ability. After the little golden snake had finished eating, he obediently returned to Lin Mu’s wrist. If Lin Mu didn’t look closely, he would really think that he is wearing a golden bracelet.
“Eat, then sleep?”
Patrik nodded, “Helps with digestion.”
Smoothing his hand on its cold body, Lin Mu said, “I will call you Xiao Jin (Small Gold) from now on.”
The golden snake, who had been asleep, suddenly raised its head and shook violently, as if to express its dissatisfaction with the name. Lin Mu turned to look at Patrik in doubt.
Patrik translated, “The snake felt that with its kingly status, called it Xiao Jin is too low, and that does not fit its identity.”
A snake has an identity?! Lin Mu still thought for a while before saying, “Then, I’ll call you Da Jin (Big Gold).”
The little golden snake looked satisfied, and it went to sleep motionlessly. Lin Mu stared at the snake and thought, so you also mind your short stature!
After eating, the families returned to their room to take a nap. Before going to bed, Lin Mu also prepared a nest for the newly named Da Jin and placed it on the table by the window.
At night, Patrik quietly carried the sleeping little Wu Fan into Tru’s room and put him on Rick’s little bed. After that, he gave Rick a warning look before immediately went back to his room. Lin Mu is waiting for him4.
For the entire season, the families enjoyed a peaceful life. The rainy season eventually comes to pass, and the sun will still show up. Lin Mu looked at the father and son pair who is sending them away, “Tru, you really don’t want to go to our tribe?”
Tru shook his head. He still missed his tribe and has no plans to join other people’s tribe yet. Although the parting is very sad, it is his decision.
“It’s great to live here. Come to see us again when you have time.” Tru said and hugged the sad Rick in his arms.
Lin Mu feels helpless for his child to suffer parting moments all the time but they have to rush back to the tribe. After the rainy season is the important autumn harvest, they also have to prepare the sacrifice to the beast god. The tribe has too many things to do, so they needed their tribe leader Patrik.
Patrik and Tru nodded as their way of saying goodbye. After that, Patrik took Lin Mu and Wu Fan to fly back to the tribe, not knowing that there is big trouble waiting for them.
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