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)
球球 Qiuqiu (pet?)
卡索 Casso (Winged wolf)
达蒙 Damon (??? / Casso’s father)
米莎 Misha (Female)
马特 Matt (Silver wolf / Misha’s father)
Howth (Golden winged lion)
Ba-Ao (Brown winged bear)
Please do not repost elsewhere and do not re-translate to other language from my English version.
Chapter 76 Busy days
After a period of hecticness recently, the drifter beastman tribe becomes very lively and is busy again.
Because so many newcomers join, houses need to be built, living utensils and the most important, winter food all need to be prepared. As many of the beastmen are busy building houses, making furniture and daily necessities, their current way of going out hunting individually is a little unsuitable. Thus, Patrik decided to use the previous way for the time being, which is arranging the beastman in a team and take turns to go hunting. And in order to familiarize each other as soon as possible, there will always be newcomers in the hunting team. With this, they will get familiar with each other, and on the other hand, it can be regarded as a sense of identity for the newcomers. After all, they originated from 2 different drifter beastman groups, and everyone will be living together in the future. He doesn’t want any opposition or split between the two sides. But then again, is there any contradiction between the newcomer and the current tribe members? This is not worth considering for the time being. Everyone is very busy now, there’s no time to think about other things like this?
At the moment, Rey and the newcomers only think about how to build their home as soon as possible and how to store more food. After hearing Lin Mu telling them what can be stored as food, they are surprised that there are actually so many edible things. Moreover, after eating the food made of these ingredients, the newcomers strengthened their determination to search and store these food. Flour ball? Want. Potatoes? Want. Corn? Want. Rice? Want… Aiya! There are so many edible foods! Knowing about this makes the newcomers full of confidence.
In the tribe, the beastmen are busy building houses and collecting food. The females are not idle either. Although they are not allowed to help build houses, they can cook for them. They also fought for the job of feeding animals. As Adeline followed Lin Mu and the others, he learned how to make delicious meals, knit, raise small animals, and of course, he would go up the mountain with the females to pick mushrooms, fruits, and dry vegetables. By the way, he also learned how to make some usual snacks from Lin Mu. Adeline felt that he is super busy nowadays, but it’s a kind of busy that makes one happy. Especially when seeing Rey’s surprised expression and sparkling eyes after eating his dishes made Adeline very happy.
Due to the weather is getting colder now, everyone is wearing clothing made of cloth. Of course, the ‘everyone’ here only refers to Lin Mu and the weak females. As usual, Lin Mu will emphasize the fact that he is a male, and as usual, the rest of the females will laugh at it as a joke. The females are always sitting in the yard, basking in the warm sun and enjoying the gentle breeze, (of course, there isn’t any beautiful natural scenery) while knitting, so they managed to accumulate a lot of cloth.
Moreover, after Lin Mu made a sweater with a thicker needle for Patrik, he taught Patrik how to use the simplest stitch to knit cloth. Patrik succeeded in making one, so some beastman who can knit also appeared in the tribe, though their handiwork is quite loose. But Lin Mu thinks that it is best to use it as a mosquito net in summer. Hence, Lin Mu stored away Patrik’s first work and planned to use it as a mosquito net. If Patrik needs clothes, Lin Mu will give him the clothing he made. He won’t let Patrik go out wearing a mosquito net. But the other beastman didn’t think that the cloth Patrik knitted is bad. Everyone carefully stored away their work, thinking that maybe it could be used to make clothing for themself in winter.
Having cloth means making clothing. Of course, the tribe people would not shape the cloth the way they did for animal skin. They have been eyeing the style of Lin Mu’s clothes for a long time, so they wished to make their clothing just like Lin Mu’s clothes. Therefore, after comparing Lin Mu’s clothes and replacing the zipper part with straps, the first coat made of cloth in ancient times is successfully born. When the weather got cold, Adeline put on the jacket Lin Mu gave him; the soft and close-fitting feeling was really great!
Not everyone chooses to build their own houses right away since they can temporarily stay in the big house. If everyone wanted to build one at the same time, who knows how long will it take. And so, some beastman choose to continue to live in the big house and build their house when spring arrives. After a month of busy work, the beastmen finally finish building the new houses. Because everyone has been working together these days and getting acquainted with each other, their friendship is very easy to build up. Rey and the others are no longer as cautious as they were at the beginning. Now they can all act casual to each other like brothers. After all, beastman is mostly bold people.
For more than a month, Rey and the others were deeply touched by many things, and at the same time, they all understood one thing. Their tribe leader’s female can cook food so delicious that they want to swallow their tongues every time. And due to their house is finally built, everyone will not continue to eat together. Because they can no longer taste Lin Mu’s cooking, many people regret this. Of course, Lin Mu wouldn’t know.
Since the weather turned colder, Lin Mu has had a habit. Every day, he will always pickle the meat that he can’t finish with salt and hangs it under the eaves to air dry. To Sasha who asked this question, Lin Mu’s answer is air-dried meat is good for making bacon1. Yes, these meats are considered pork in Lin Mu’s heart.
A big get-together dinner was held the following night after the new houses were built. After that, Lin Mu took a good rest at home for a whole day to adjust the fatigue during this period of time. Today, Lin Mu slept until the sun is high up the sky again. Once again, he failed to get up early for running exercise. Just when he sat up, Patrik happened to come in at the same time with a tub of water in his hand. Seeing Lin Mu sitting with a depressed expression on his face, Patrik smiled and said, “You are awake.”
Lin Mu frowned, “Why didn’t you wake me up? I didn’t run in the morning today.”
Seeing Lin Mu sleeping so sweetly, how could Patrik bear to wake him up? Moreover, Lin Mu was so tired the other day, so Patrik hoped that he could rest more. For exercise, it can be done any time, right? There is no need to get up early. Patrik didn’t answer, but smiled and handed the towel to Lin Mu. “Wipe your face first. I made rice porridge and also warmed up 2 steamed buns for you. So, get up for breakfast.”
Lin Mu was indeed hungry. Hearing that, he wiped his face with a towel and rinsed his mouth. Then he hurriedly went to the living room to eat. The rice porridge was accompanied by steamed buns and a plate of crispy kimchi. Lin Mu’s breakfast was very comfortable so he didn’t mind the part about Patrik not calling him to get up. This kind of scene has been going on between them for the past few days and every time, Lin Mu will be successfully comforted by Patrik. Patrik really understands Lin Mu!
Seeing Lin Mu has finished breakfast, Patrik asked, “What are you planning to do today?”
Lin Mu shook his head and said, “Nothing.” Lin Mu thought for a moment, and I felt that he probably going to make more food. He said, “I want to make something to eat, and I ran out of dried meat. I also want to make some sauced beef, sauced rabbit meat; you like to eat all of these right? By the way, the weather is cold now. I’m going to try making soup every day. It’s good for your health.”
Patrik knows that Lin Mu likes to make food and that he is happier when others like to eat it. He smiles softly, “En, don’t tire yourself.”
“En, I have the entire day. Of course, you have to help me set the fire.”
For lunch, Lin Mu made Patrik his favorite braised pork. When the smell of meat began to waft out of Lin Mu’s house, Casso brought a few small animals to Lin Mu’s house.
Looking at the small bunch of ‘little animals’, Lin Mu couldn’t express enough how much he liked them. Little tiger, little lion, little wolf, little bear, and a little fox, of course, Qiuqiu is an indispensable existence. Those extra little guys were the little cubs brought together by Rey. They have been conquered by Lin Mu’s cooking, and their appetites have turned picky too. Because Lin Mu really likes these small and cute (it’s just an act) little guys, he will give them whatever delicious food he has. So the little ones are not afraid of Lin Mu (these little guys are intelligent) and eating whatever is given to them. Sometimes they would coquettishly ask for a specific food. But after the houses were built, there were not many opportunities for them to eat the food made by Lin Mu; almost none.
Patrik disliked them for always sticking to Lin Mu and took up the time that should have belonged to him, he did not want these little guys to appear in his home again. Hence, he secretly gave them a warning, so they dared not come near to Lin Mu. But the cubs like to walk around Lin Mu’s house during mealtime. It’s better than nothing if they can smell the fragrance, or if they are lucky enough to be seen, Lin Mu might give them delicious food to eat. Patrik simply ignored their little act because he never let Lin Mu go out during mealtime. Naturally, Lin Mu wouldn’t see these little guys who were used to pretending to be pitiful. Patrik expressed that he is generous enough to let them wander outside the yard to smell the fragrance.
However, Lin Mu started to cook the soup and the meat quite early today. The tempting fragrance has begun to waft out of the yard a long time ago. The little ones finally couldn’t help it and ended up following behind Casso when it came to the house.
Casso, including Qiuqiu, actually got warned by Patrik before, but because his father asked him to come today, Casso felt that he had a very good reason for coming in. However, it’s not something he needs to consider if anyone wanted to follow behind him.
“Father’s arm was injured and it was inconvenient for him to cook for us. So he let me come to your house for dinner.”
This is Casso’s reason. But this is not the case. Damon’s arm did get injured, it was a wound scratched by the Heng Heng2 beast’s fangs. Damon didn’t care about such a wound at all, but Casso insisted that his arm is considered injured after seeing it. This brings them to the part that he(C) can’t let Damon cook for him.
Damon is about to feel touched by his son’s thoughtfulness and wanted to express that he can still cook. Also, he doesn’t need Casso to cook for him (this part is purely Damon’s own thoughts). At this moment, Casso expressed his plan to go to Lin Mu’s house for dinner. Nearly choked by his resentment to death, Damon gritted his teeth and said, “Be careful not to get stuffed to death!”
Casso thought his father is just giving advice, so he shook his right claw casually and said, “I won’t. I will bring you some food later.”
“At least, you still have a conscience,” Damon thought to himself. Then he waved to let this stinky kid scram.
Lin Mu knelt down and rubbed each little guy’s head, “Why are you guys coming together today?”
The little guys knew that Lin Mu liked their cute appearance, so everyone strikes their cutest poses, and let Lin Mu hugged them. Patrik looked at them coldly, while crossing his arms. The little guys who were trying to be cute felt a chill ran down their bodies, so they tried to avoid looking at Patrik’s expression.
Lin Mu happily put down the last one and said, “Wait a moment, I’ll get you some food. Patrik, you bring them in first.”
“I’ll make sure to treat them ‘well’.” Patrik scanned a few of them coldly, and they shook together again.
Seeing Lin Mu entered the kitchen, Patrik walked up to the small ones and looked at them condescendingly while still crossing his arms; making them stand in place without daring to move one by one. Patrik grinned coldly at the cubs, and several of them felt their hairs stand up at the same time. In their hearts, they shouted, “It’s too horrible!”
“You are not allowed to get hugged by Lin Mu again.” These guys are still males even if they are small!
They nodded at the same time.
At this moment, Lin Mu walked out from the kitchen, and the aura around Patrik immediately turned into a bright spring. The little ones secretly felt relieved. “Although the food is delicious, facing Patrik is too torturous!”
However, eating the food made by Lin Mu afterward felt worth it! They were satisfied by the food and Casso brought Damon something to eat when he left. Of course, everyone is not afraid of Patrik at this kind of time3. In their mind, they thought that this might be the last time they can eat delicious food, so they took away a lot of food and emptied the storage Lin Mu made the entire day today.
Lin Mu’s hard work being taken away is making Patrik grind his teeth with hatred. He had to repeatedly remind himself not to do things like beating up the cubs.
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