Alright, here’s the chapter yo! And also, tomorrow won’t have any release. Reason at the bottom~
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 96 Returning to the tribe – Lin Mu flipped 2
It’s been a few days and Lin Mu felt that Huang Yuan has been looking listless. Although Huang Yuan would still smile when chatting, it looked kind of forced. It seemed that Ryan had a lot of influence on Huang Yuan. Actually, come to think about it, how can 2 people not have feelings for each other after living together for so long? As for whether Huang Yuan likes Ryan or not, one will know by just looking at him.
Looking at Huang Yuan laying on the wicker chair under the grape trellis his eyes opened blankly, no one knows what he was thinking, but Lin Mu sighed. He brought some tea and snacks to the grape trellis and sat down.
Lin Mu: “What do you think about Ryan?”
Huang Yuan took a sip of tea, but he still felt that the taste of the tea is too bitter for him. Putting down the cup, he replied, “I thought it would be nice just staying together with him like that. But after that female appeared, I found out that we are not suitable for each other.”
Lin Mu hesitated for a while and asked, “You… like him ba?”
Huang Yuan shrugged, and said indifferently, “I do, but there is nothing I can do if we are not suitable.”
Lin Mu knew that Huang Yuan is actually far from indifferent regarding their relationship. Thinking about what Ryan did, Lin Mu felt a headache. Then he turned to look at Huang Yuan who is drinking tea thoughtfully. Didn’t Huang Yuan said he doesn’t like tea? Does he really don’t care for Ryan? In this case, Lin Mu can’t ignore it.
On this day, Lin Mu came to Ryan’s house. As soon as he entered the door, he saw that Ryan drying the quilt with the female in the yard. The two were talking and laughing happily.
Lin Mu sneered and said, “Ryan, come out with me.”
Seeing Lin Mu, Ryan motioned to the female that he is going out for a while and followed Lin Mu out.
There was a forest opposite Ryan’s house, and Lin Mu stopped when he reached the edge of the forest.
“It seems that your little happy life is going well.” Lin Mu said sarcastically.
Ryan didn’t know why Lin Mu said this in such a tone. He is anxious to know about Huang Yuan’s current situation, “Lin Mu, how is Ah Yuan?”
“So you still remember someone called Ah Yuan? And here I thought you don’t want to think about it anymore. But you already get together with that female, so why are you still asking for Ah Yuan now?”
“You didn’t?! Haven’t you enjoy your little days together recently?”
“It’s not like that. Leah’s health is not good. He also saved me last time, so he is currently staying in my house. Ah Yuan also agreed at the time.”
Lin Mu looked at Ryan like he is an idiot, “You’ve already decided everything, so how can Ah Yuan say no? Who is he to you? What qualifications can he use to oppose the decision?! It seems that it’s a big mistake that I let Ah Yuan live with you in the first place. I might as well get someone to build a house for him, at least he won’t be as sad as he is right now. You really let me down!”
At that time when Huang Yuan said he is leaving, Ryan realized he is wrong. But he didn’t know how to make Huang Yuan forgive him.
“Ryan.” A soft voice came from behind them.
“Leah,” Ryan answered absently.
Appearance-wise, Leah looked good, but he is definitely not as exquisite and beautiful as Huang Yuan. Though, this person’s soft and weak appearance can easily evoke people’s desire to protect him. Humph! With so many ‘exceptional’ females from that newcomer tribe, how could this one be simple? Lin Mu will never believe that Leah is a simple person. Can’t help it, Lin Mu sides with his own unconditionally.
“Ryan, I’m feeling a little uncomfortable.”
After hearing Leah’s words, Ryan hurried forward to ask about his condition. After all, Leah is kind to him, and Ryan couldn’t just ignore that.
Seeing Ryan’s actions, Lin Mu shook his head disappointedly. He knew why Huang Yuan had left. If Patrik did the same thing, he would cut off their relationship right away.
“No wonder Ah Yuan said that you two are not suitable for each other, it’s really not suitable. Although you really like him, you can’t even do the least thing to prevent him from being sad for you. He is right to leave early.” Lin Mu left without checking how Ryan reacted to his words.
At night, Lin Mu lay in Patrik’s arms and retold him what has happened during the day.
“Patrik, what would you do if you run into a similar situation like Ryan? Let me stress this, it would be a female who saved your life. Most importantly, this female will be a weak and fragile person, so you would want to protect him.”
Patrik chuckled softly, “You are the only female I want to protect, and there will never be others. But according to what you said, Ryan has done a very poor job. He caused the female he likes to think he is not loyal. This is a serious matter.”
“I’m asking about what you would do.” Lin Mu lifted his hand like he is going to hit Patrik.
Catching Lin Mu’s flailing hand, Patrik replied, “It’s easy to handle. A favor is a favor, it’s a different matter so there is no need to live together in the same house. If the other party (female) really has no place to live, there are many single beastman in our tribe who are happy to take care of them.”1
“That’s a good idea.” Lin Mu smiled, then thought of something, he said to Patrik seriously, “Let me warn you first. If you ever dare to bring back a female who is trying to get back with you, I will break up with you! “Lin Mu warned proudly.
Patrik smiled and squeezed Lin Mu’s face; he has gotten a little thin.
“Don’t worry, I won’t be that stupid. Go to sleep, you have been tired all day.” Patrik stroked Lin Mu’s back so that he could fall asleep as soon as possible.
“En.” Lin Mu is indeed sleepy.
A dream in midnight, blood stained his dream. Watching his friend’s getting badly injured and dying, a kind of helplessness and grief startled Lin Mu from his sleep.
“AHH!” Lin Mu suddenly sat up, sweating profusely.
Lin Mu’s movements awakened Patrik and he reached out to hold him in his arms, “What’s the matter?”
“I had a nightmare.”
Patrik got out of bed and got some water for Lin Mu to drink. Then he took out all the glowing stones to brighten the room. If Lin Mu had a nightmare, the room would be bright and he wouldn’t be so scared. After wiping Lin Mu’s sweat, Patrik held him in his arms and gently comforted him. When Lin Mu’s heart is stabilized, Patrik asked in a low voice, “Better?”
Lin Mu felt much better, and said, “My dream is terrible. I dreamed that our tribe was schemed by them. Several tribes came to besiege us together. We…”
Hearing that, Patrik knew that the scene must be very bad, and quickly stopped Lin Mu from thinking about it. He comforted, “Mu Mu, it’s okay. We will be fine. I can solve the problem, trust me?”
The room remained lit, and with Patrik gently soothing him, Lin Mu fell asleep again soon. Looked at Lin Mu, as if he had made a decision, Patrik’s eyes turned cold
Lin Mu stayed asleep until dawn and did not have any nightmares after that. When he woke up, he found little Wu Fan sleeping beside him. These days, Wu Fan is being cared for by Huang Yuan, so he is probably carried over by Patrik. Getting up gently, Lin Mu waited until he cleaned himself up and little Wu Fan woke up. Then, he took the little child to go out to eat breakfast. When they got out of the bedroom, Lin Mu just saw Huang Yuan coming out of the side room. He asked, “Ah Yuan, have you had breakfast?”
Huang Yuan nodded, “I am going out to gather medicine.”
“Alright, but you need someone to accompany you.”
“Don’t worry, I’m with Phil, and Lloyd is following us. Go and eat your breakfast, I’m leaving first.”
As soon as Huang Yuan went out, he saw a familiar figure standing in front of the door.
“Ah Yuan,” Ryan called him cautiously.
Huang Yuan originally thought he would be alright after leaving, but he didn’t expect to still feel sad upon seeing Ryan. He didn’t want to get entangled with Ryan anymore. So, ignoring Ryan, Huang Yuan strode to Phil’s side with his backpack on his back.
After Ryan heard Lin Mu’s words yesterday, he came to realize how outrageously wrong he was. He thought about their life together in the past. If their role is changed and Huang Yuan treats another beastman like that, Ryan thinks he will be sad. What’s more, it’s Ah Yuan and a female’s mind is more sensitive than beastmen. Females puts heavy importance on the 1-on-1 relationship. Ryan knew that he is wrong, but it seemed that Ah Yuan didn’t intend to forgive him. He has been staying beside Ah Yuan for nearly 2 years. Finally, when Huang Yuan loosens his guard and is willing to accept him, Ryan went and ruined everything himself. How could he even think at that time that Ah Yuan is being petty and cannot tolerate Leah in the house? Ryan squatted down and pulled at his hair painfully. Who can tell him what he should do and how he can recover his Ah Yuan?
Lin Mu didn’t know what is happening outside, he is enjoying the breakfast Patrik had prepared for them with his son at the moment.
Time passed by like this. When Lin Mu thought he could spend this day quietly, a beastman unexpectedly rushed in to look for him just as he is about to make dinner.
“Something happened to Lal, the tribe leader asked me to take you there.”
Lin Mu knew that the matter is not easy when he heard it, so he quickly followed the beastman to see what happened. When Lin Mu rushed to the place, he saw Patrik from a distance, and he ran over immediately.
“What’s the matter?” Lin Mu asked in a low voice. His eyes swept across Lal, who is being guarded by Cohen, with a bruised nose and swollen face. It seemed that he(L) had taken a strong beating.
Patrik frowned. “The female said that Lal forced himself on him.”
“What?! What is going on?”
“Previously, I heard that the female took a liking to Lal, and had confessed to him before, but was rejected by Lal.”
In Lin Mu’s mind, he thought about how things come to this. The female must be those proud people with nose in the air and has never been looked down before. Having his confession rejected, his self-esteem is hurt. In that female’s mind, he must be thinking Lal should feel extremely honored that he liked him. Even if he doesn’t kneel down to thank you, at least he should be grateful, but the female didn’t expect to be rejected in the end. Lin Mu muttered, “I just don’t know how this ‘Lal forcing on himself on the female come’ to play.”
Sneering, Lin Mu glanced at those ‘superior’ beastmen looking at the beastman in his tribe with all kinds of contempt. Everyone had those looks that say, ‘See, a drifter beastman is always a drifter beastman. They are ‘mud that can’t stand straight against the wall’2. Lin Mu felt that those people looked ridiculous, like where do these people get their superiority?
Lin Mu gave Patrik a look that says, ‘It seems that the matter needs to be resolved as soon as possible.’
Stepping forward, Patrik turned to Bennette who didn’t say anything the whole time, and said, “We’ll give you an explanation.” Before Bennette could agree, Patrik simply took his men and left.
The people from the newcomer tribe saw how Patrik and the men just left, and felt dissatisfied and indignant. They think that their tribe has been humiliated. However, Bennette didn’t intend to appease them at all.
Lal, Cohen, Jason, Rey, plus Lin Mu, and Patrik are discussing things in the living room of Lin Mu’s house at the moment.
Lal explained, “I swear, I didn’t do anything to the female at all. He insisted that I go to the woods with him, else he would cry out loud. I can’t just let him cry but I didn’t expect that in the woods, before I can say anything to him, the female deliberately threw himself at me. Then, a few beastman came out to beat me. I am definitely wronged.”
Lal felt that he had never been so angry as he is today.
Lin Mu laughed at Lal without sympathy, “The lesson for today is one can’t casually accept a female’s invitation.” This is obviously a trap, a roughly planned trap even. But towards beastman, it is very useful.
Lal stayed silent.
Patrik looked at the men and said, “This matter must have a solution. Lal, you two3 should leave the tribe first.”
“What?! Boss, are you going to chase me away?!” Lal is really shocked. Being expelled from the tribe is a consequence he could not bear.
“What are you yelling about? Who said I’m going to drive you away? Listen carefully to my words, don’t be so unreliable.” Lin Mu scolded.
“I am just asking you to leave first. It happens that Huang Yuan is in a bad mood recently, so take him with you to have a break.” Patrik said.
Hearing that, Lin Mu looked at Patrik, “Have you decided?”
Patrik nodded, “En.” He didn’t want to make a bad step, causing the entire plan to lose. Even if he loses, he must first ensure the safety of the females and cubs in the tribe.
If they are ordinary tribes, they can just kick those people out, but they are drifter beastman tribes.
“Boss, what are you muttering about and not telling us?”
Patrik looked at Cohen and instructed, “You guys will leave tomorrow. Externally, I will say that you have been driven out of the tribe. Take care of Lal outside, he is too impulsive.”
Cohen nodded, he would take care of his partner. This time, it is his mistake too, he has underestimated the female.
“You go back first.”
Thus, Lal is reluctantly dragged away by Cohen and left.
After watching them go, Patrik turned to the remaining 2 people in front of him, and then told them about his plan.
“Do you really need to take that step?” Rey is a little bit unwilling.
Lin Mu smiled and comforted, “It’s nothing. Houses can be rebuilt if it is gone, everything is fine as long as our people are there.”
Rey nodded. He knew about this logic, but he didn’t want to leave the tribe that he helped but little by little himself. After discussing everything, when the men are about to leave, Jason turned to Lin Mu and said, “I let you down, I’m sorry.”
“This… actually, it has already passed. And everyone makes mistakes.”
“It’s just that my mistake is too big.”
Patrik didn’t want his brother who grew up together to keep blaming himself, so he said, “As long as the people are still there, it’s not a big mistake yet. Just remember the lesson.”
Watched the men leave, Lin Mu said, “Just follow what we discussed and proceed step by step.”
Later in the evening, Lin Mu entered Huang Yuan’s room and saw him lying on the bed, not knowing what he is thinking. When Huang Yuan saw him in, he smiled. Lin Mu walked to the bed and sat down. He then told Huang Yuan about their decision to let him go out to relax with Lal and Cohen. Huang Yuan transmigrated from Lin Mu’s world, so he can naturally understand the underlying meaning of Lin Mu’s words.
“Is it really that dangerous?”
“This is just in case. Females and cubs are the most important thing in our tribe, aren’t they? Actually, it’s good for you to go out for a walk. At least you can change your environment and relax.
“Okay, then I will leave first.”
Next, Lin Mu told Huang Yuan in a low voice an address and some details and left the room.
Lying back on the bed, Huang Yuan stared at the roof above his head for a long while before saying, “It’s a good thing to separate temporarily.”
In the next few days, the females of the drifter beastman tribe clashed with the females of the Skobul tribe one after another. Then, using the reason to take a break, they left the tribe. Before Lais left, he persuaded, “Lin Mu, you too…”
Lin Mu shook his head, “If I leave too, it will be easy for people to tell that something is going on. Also, I want to stay with Patrik.”
Why should they be so careful? Because firstly, everything is still their guesses. Secondly, for the beastman of the drifter beastman tribe, even if those guesses are correct, they won’t be quite willing to give up their hard-to-build homes. This tribe held a far too important meaning for them.
The big house where the drifter beastman first built is already given to the people of the Skobul tribe to live. At this moment, the leading beastmen in Bennette’s room are discussing something together.
“Tribe leader, their females have left the tribe. Is there any conspiracy in it? Should we secretly stop those people?”
Bennette shook his head, “Our main purpose is to take back the houses bestowed by the beast god. No need to ask about the females, they have already left anyway.”
Bennette looked out the window. He knew clearly whether the houses are gifts from the beast god or not. Regardless, he is determined to win everything. In his mind, he thought of the arrogant, though delicate but heroic female, “Lin Mu…”
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PS: Banana got a vaccine jab today and probably gonna suffer the aftermath tomorrow. Just gonna let y’all know that tomorrow won’t have any release yo. Sorry for that _(;3/