It’s a long chapter yo~
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)
米莎 Misha (Female)
马特 Matt (Silver wolf / Misha’s father)
Please do not repost elsewhere and do not re-translate to other language from my English version.
Chapter 78 Pregnant female
Winter arrived on schedule.
On this day, when Lin Mu woke up from the bed, he felt that there is an unusual chill in the air. Then, he opened the window and saw the white snow outside. Shivering by the cold air, a sentence flashed n his mind: Ah, winter is really here!
When Patrik got up in the morning, he noticed a different temperature than usual and realized that it should be snowing outside. Waking up gently, he went to boil the hot water for Lin Mu to wash his face. When Patrik returned with the hot water, he saw Lin Mu being blown by the cold wind against the window. He hurriedly stepped forward to close the window and then tucked Lin Mu into the bed.
“It’s snowing today, and the temperature is too cold. You shouldn’t go out today to avoid getting frozen. Didn’t Mu Mu say you want to hibernate in winter? So, stay in the house obediently.”
The way Patrik said it softly, sounded like he is persuading a kid. But Lin Mu decided not to mind that.
Patrik brought hot water into the room and let Lin Mu wash himself up, “Mu Mu, wait a minute. I’m going to cook breakfast now, so you can go and sleep a little longer.”
Snuggling in the warm bed, Lin Mu felt very comfortable so upon hearing what Patrik said, he also thinks he should sleep a little longer. Then he took off his coat and slowly shrank back into the bed.
Patrik carefully covered Lin Mu with a quilt and kissed him on the forehead, “Sleep, I will call you when the meal is done.”
Lin Mu closed his eyes and nodded, indicating that he heard it.
For breakfast, Patrik made meat porridge for Lin Mu. He thought it would be better to eat some meat in cold weather, and he also put some big bones earlier in the pot to make soup. Lin Mu said that drinking warm soup in winter is comfortable, so he often making soup recently. Hence, Patrik managed to learn to make a few simple ones. After gently waking Lin Mu, he saw Lin Mu still looked dazed and decided to hold him in his arms and fed him the food. Lin Mu lazily leaned on Patrik and finished his breakfast, then he went back to sleep.
When Lin Mu woke up, it was almost noon. Due to the fire continuously burning under the kang bed, the bed was always warm, so Lin Mu didn’t want to get out of the bed. As he was sleeping, Patrik didn’t take the glowing stone out. With the window closed, and the curtain lowered, the room looked very dim. Lin Mu took out a glowing stone, and the room instantly lit up. Of course, it’s just the area around Lin Mu, the surrounding is still quite dim. Though he lighted the room, Lin Mu has no plans to get up. Plus, Patrik doesn’t want him to go out either. Lin Mu knew that Patrik must be cooking in the kitchen at this moment, and there is still time before lunch. So he closed his eyes, thinking about things, and what he thought was about the pregnant female they had saved 2 days ago – Ria.
It happened 2 days ago. As usual, the beastmen on guard duty would stay behind and the one on the hunting team will go out. Although winter is almost arriving, and this ‘almost’ means anytime soon, everyone will still go out hunting and look for more food. An extra portion of food means extra insurance. But when Jason1 came back that day, he didn’t come back alone and brought back a female, and this female was Ria. According to Jason, he found Ria fainted in the forest to the north. If this is a beastman, Jason might just ignore the man. If he really wanted to help him, he would have just thrown some herbs or food to the person instead of bringing the person back. But it is different for females as they are very precious existence in this world. No beastman can ignore a female in danger. So, Jason brought Ria with him.
After Huang Yuan checked him, he said Ria’s body is fine. He was just a bit exhausted. The reason why he fainted was because he was too hungry. Originally when Huang Yuan said that this female is okay, everyone felt relieved. Everyone is very happy to have an extra female in the tribe. But Huang Yuan’s next words made everyone stunned, “He is pregnant.”
A pregnant female and he fainted in the forest? Everyone couldn’t help but start to imagine what is Ria’s miserable experience. For example, his partner had an accident, and he wanted to live for the child’s sake, so he flees desperately. Then his body cannot take it and he fainted.
Phil said pityingly, “So pitiful.”
Phil has said what everyone thought in their mind.
It is generally difficult for females to get pregnant, and most of them will only have children after many years of marriage. That’s why it is very precious for females to become pregnant. In everyone’s opinion, this female has had such a tragic experience and should stay in their tribe. Then there will be a new member in their tribe in the future, be it a male cub or a female cub. It makes one feel happy when thinking about it.
Huang Yuan fed the female some medicine and some sugar water to give him a good rest. It was already evening when the female woke up. Huang Yuan originally planned to check him again, so he knew right away when he woke up.
Ria woke up to find that he was not dead, but in a warm environment, covered with a warm quilt, sleeping in a warm place. He was thankful and somewhat disappointed at the same time. Thankful because he is still alive, after all, he still had a child in his stomach. Disappointed because he was not relieved of his misery.
Huang Yuan found that this person looked a little depressed, so he showed his warmest smile and asked, “You are awake. Are you hungry?”
Ria looked at the strange female and saw the other person’s friendly attitude. When he heard him asking if he is hungry, Ria thought of the fact that he hadn’t eaten for several days, and his stomach couldn’t help growling. He nodded embarrassedly.
Huang Yuan smiled. From his current behavior, this should be a female with a fairly good personality.
“Wait a minute, I’ll get you food.”
Knowing that this person would wake up in the afternoon, Huang Yuan asked Lin Mu in advance to make the female some food. After all, his cooking skills are not good. As for Ryan’s cooking skills… Huang Yuan rejected to think about why he didn’t want Ryan’s cooking to be eaten by other people2. In his opinion, Lin Mu’s cooking is the most delicious. Of course, Lin Mu needs to prepare the food. Because the female’s body is still weak, Lin Mu prepared shredded chicken porridge and snow fungus soup for him.
Ria was surprised by the food he had eaten. He had never eaten such delicious food. He admired Huang Yuan for being able to make such delicious food, and he didn’t even know what it was made of. Then he realized that there were so many things he hadn’t seen before; such a magical place. The two exchanged names and Ria spent his first night at Ryan’s house. It was a warm night like never before.
The next day, Lin Mu came to see Ria with breakfast after knowing that he had woke up. Lin Mu looked at Ria, whose expression occasionally showed sadness, and felt really curious about what happened to him. Of course, even though he was curious, he didn’t plan to ask about it now. After all, Ria obviously hasn’t come out of the pain yet. Asking about it right now will undoubtedly force Ria to tear open his wound to show him, he is not so cruel.
It is quite inconvenient for Ria to live in Ryan’s house because Ryan’s house does not have a spare room. The room Ria slept in last night is where Huang Yuan usually treats people. Lin Mu thought about the people in the tribe, considering where is convenient for him to stay. Finally, Lin Mu chose Damon’s house for a very simple reason. Damon’s house has a spare room and there is a cub in the house. It would be good for Ria to be around a child. So after Lin Mu talked to Damon, gotten his agreement and Ria’s consent, Ria officially moved to Damon’s house. And as Lin Mu thought, Ria really likes Casso the moment he saw him.
Lin Mu was lying on the bed as his thoughts ran wildly. When Patrik came in and helped him up, he came back to his senses and asked, “Is the food ready?”
“En, it’s done. You want to eat on the bed?”
Since it’s warm in the bed, Lin Mu certainly didn’t want to get out so he said, “Yes, eat on the bed, I don’t want to go out.”
Patrik placed a small table on the bed, which Lin Mu specifically asked Matt to make for him, just to make it easier to eat in bed when he doesn’t want to get out of bed in winter. After a satisfactory lunch, Lin Mu asked Patrik to sit on the kang with him to get warm. Leaning in Patrik’s arms, he asked, “Is the snow still falling?”
“En, it’s still going on and it’s going to snow a lot. But depending on the situation, the snow might stop in the evening. Then I will go out to shovel the snow at that time.”
Lin Mu rubbed against Patrik’s chest with his face, “En, I really want to go out and build a snowman, but I am afraid of the cold.” Lin Mu’s body cannot resist cold at all.
Patrik stroked Lin Mu’s back and comforted, “It’s okay, there will be a lot of snow in winter. You can play next time.”
“En, I will need to make a pair of gloves, otherwise my hands will be too cold.” Then Lin Mu took Patrik’s hands and looked at them. Patrik’s palms are large, and his hands are rough with thick calluses. Moreover, Patrik still needs to be in contact with a lot of cold water every day. He added, “I will make you a pair too.”
Both of them took a nap, and Lin Mu has to get up this time. Patrik didn’t let him sleep again, worried that he would not be able to fall asleep at night. But he makes Lin Mu stay in bed and brought him snacks to pass the time. At the same time, he took out the Go board game that Lin Mu made before, and spent time playing with Lin Mu.
In the evening, as Patrik said, the snow has stopped. Getting out of bed, Lin Mu opened the curtain and stood in front of the door to watch the snowy scenery. Outside, the house is surrounded by silver color as if the world became white. There was thick snow on the ground, almost 7 or 8 centimeters thick. Because Patrik has cleared away the snow at the door about a 1-meter radius, Lin Mu tightened his clothes and went out a bit. Looking at the snow-covered roof, snow-filled branches, and the white mountains in the distance, all of these are beautiful scenery in his eyes (because he is not in a hungry and cold situation, which is what usually beastman will encounter in this season). If he had a camera, he would definitely take these beautiful pictures.
Even just standing at the door for a while, Lin Mu has started to feel cold. The snow might have stopped falling, but the wind is still blowing. The wind in winter is always so prickly like needles. It always makes people shiver when they pen-e-trated the clothes.
Patrik also felt that Lin Mu had stood long enough. Seeing that Lin Mu has started to feel the chill, he stepped forward and held him in his arms.
Being held by Patrik, Lin Mu felt much warmer and looked into the distance, “This view is so beautiful.”
In Patrik’s eyes, these snows are the same. He can’t feel that they are pretty, but he won’t say it, of course. If Lin Mu thinks that it’s pretty… uh, then it’s pretty. Putting Lin Mu’s hand in his hand, Patrik can feel that it’s a bit cold and suggested, “Mu Mu, let’s go in after a while. It’s too cold.”
Lin Mu’s hands were warmed inside Patrik’s palm, so he was in a good mood, “Okay.” Things like making a snowman, or snowball fight are not something he could do now.
The two stood there for a while, then entered the house. Lin Mu washed his face with warm water and felt much better. “Patrik, will it snow again?”
Getting the answer he wanted, Lin Mu declared, “Since it will snow again tomorrow, Patrik doesn’t need to shovel snow today. It will cover the road again after you shoveled it. The temperature is so cold that the snow won’t melt anytime soon, so let it accumulate first. Shovel again when it’s sunny.”
Patrik smiled and nodded, but he wouldn’t really stop shoveling. At the very least, he had to shovel a road to go out.
It was still a snowing morning when Lin Mu woke up the next morning. After eating breakfast, when Lin Mu is about to continue spending time in bed, Locke came to their house with Sasha in his arms. It didn’t take long for Huang Yuan and the other females to come, and soon 5 of them are chatting together.
“Lin Mu, did you know that Ria turned out to be a witch doctor!” Sasha’s face was full of surprise, “What a surprise!”
Lin Mu couldn’t react for a while. The probability of anyone picking up a random witch doctor is terribly small but his tribe encountered it twice. What kind of luck is this?
Phil reminded, “In the tribe, witch doctors are not allowed to have partners.”
“Huh?” Lin Mu also remembered suddenly, “Then…”
Lais: “And the story is not like we thought like his partner is dead or something. The truth is really not as good as we thought.”
Lais sounded furious and the rest also fell silent.
Huang Yuan explained, “Simply put, it’s a dog blood story of an infatuated shou encountering a scum. Just that this story happened in reality and one of the party has an identity as a witch doctor; it’s really a tragedy.” Huang Yuan was also very angry. Damn it, the female is already willing to be your wife and carried such a lofty identity. If it’s other people, they would be considered committing a crime just by accidentally hitting the female, and yet you dared to abuse the female?!
After hearing bits of information through their gritted teeth, Lin Mu finally understood what happened. It turns out that the tribe where Ria stayed in the past was called the Leopard Tribe, and the scum gong was the son of the tribe leader of the Leopard Tribe. Ria is really good-looking, so the scum took interest in him. Although Ria is a witch doctor and cannot have a partner, the scum can come secretly to see him. Because he has confirmed his identity as a witch doctor since birth, Ria has not been pursued by other beastmen before, but which female does not have the dream of a hero beastman in their heart? Although he could never have a relationship for a lifetime, still, whenever Ria saw some beastmen pampering their partner, he can’t help but think about how good it would be if he had a partner who loved him like this. So when that person pursued Ria, it didn’t take long for Ria to fall.
But the scum’s sneaky actions made Ria feel more and more insecure. Moreover, the scum is an excellent beastman and there are many females showing goodwill to that person. Ria is always concerned about this feeling of uncertainty. He knows that they have no future, and he also knows that such behavior is wrong. The most important thing is that he is too insecure with the relationship and that person has not made himself feel at ease at all. But unfortunately, before he had time to end the relationship, their affair was discovered by a female who admired that person.
In the end, Ria chose to leave. Although the witch doctor is very important in the tribe, a witch doctor who violates the rules will be punished by the beast god (Beast God: I really don’t know how this rule came about, but it is definitely none of my business. I’m innocent. *poke both fingers together*). That person chose to stay in the tribe. Although there will be some punishment for that person, it is a punishment that people can accept. Moreover, in most people’s hearts, the main mistake is in Ria. Beastman can’t help pursuing a female, it’s their instinct. Even if the female is not someone they can pursue, they will still chase them fearlessly. But as a witch doctor, Ria should know that he can’t have a partner. For that kind of thing to happen, the main responsibility is naturally on Ria.
Looking at the person who chose to stay in the tribe, Ria’s heart was full of despair. He realized that he has trusted the wrong person, but it was too late to regret it. After Ria walked away in a daze for a long time, it was considered a blessing from the beast god that he didn’t meet with any danger along the way, but then he found out that he was pregnant. Ria didn’t know whether he should be happy or worried.
Lin Mu heard the whole thing and couldn’t help sighing. It turns out that every world has one or two odd people, and in the world of beastman, those odd people always have the characteristics of scum.
“How did you get him to tell you this?”
Sasha: “Well, he just came to our tribe and it snowed yesterday, so we went to chat with him, lest he is lonely. Then when we chatted, Ria found out about Huang Yuan’s identity and was surprised that as a witch doctor, Huang Yuan has a partner. Of course, he mistook Ryan as Huang Yuan’s partner.” Sasha chuckled.
Huang Yuan curled his lips and said nothing.
Phil: “Later, he thought about his misery and suddenly looked very sad. Then he accidentally let something slip.”
Lais nodded and added, “We told him about our tribe, and then he told us about his affairs. Upon hearing the truth, we were all angry at the time. We never thought that there would be such an irresponsible beastman. Even more unbelievable is the people of that tribe actually put the blame on Ria. Damn it. If not because of that beastman who knew that Ria couldn’t have a partner but still chase after him, how could Ria be expelled from the tribe?!”
“That kind of beastman is really disgusting, it’s an insult to other beastman!” Sasha was even angrier as he thought about how good his family’s Locke. How can that beastman stand at the same level as him? No, he can’t even compare to his Locke. Their difference is like a thousand miles away!
Lin Mu also feels that Ria is really unfortunate. Moreover, he is pregnant with a child. On the other hand, it is the first time he has seen a female with a child. It would be a lie if he said he is not curious. He wondered if the baby is a little male or female? Lin Mu decided to cook more food as supplements for Ria. After all, he was pregnant with a child and needed nutrition. With this plan in mind, Lin Mu made a pot of chicken soup for Ria at noon and made some other easy-to-digest foods. Then he asked Huang Yuan to help him deliver it because Damon’s house happened to be on his way home.
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