Banana got lazy last week because went out to see a family member and also this chapter has 5k words lol. Anyway, enough excuses, here’s the chapter~ 😛
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 85 Aimi
The summer forest is always exceptionally vigorous. It’s green everywhere the eyes can see and the verdant colors make one feels better.
On a towering tree that has grown to a strange shape, several trunks grew together to form a natural platform. At this moment, a person is lying on the platform. This person is wearing a white short-sleeved shirt and white trousers, his silky long black hair is tied high into a ponytail with a headband. Currently, this person is lying leisurely on the tree platform, with his head resting on his hands while looking at the floating clouds in the sky; giving a lazy appearance.
This person is Lin Mu who plans to go to the beach to play. One might wonder why he is alone on the ‘platform’ which was more than 50 meters above the ground, and Patrik is not seen anywhere. Lin Mu rolled, turned over, and lay on the platform. Holding his chin with both hands, he muttered with a bit of boredom in his voice, “Hmm, I wonder what animal Patrik will hunt for lunch. I want to drink fish soup, but I don’t know if there is a river nearby. If there is, I should get Patrik to catch some fish when he returns. En, I should start thinking about how to cook the fish.”
Yes, the reason why Patrik didn’t stay with Lin Mu at the moment is because it’s almost lunch time and he went to search for ingredients. Because he was worried that Lin Mu would be unsafe to be around when he is hunting, Patrik found a place like this tree and put him on the platform. Of course, even in such a place, Patrik will not feel at ease. In his opinion, as long as Lin Mu is not near him, he will feel Lin Mu is unsafe, hence the place where Patrik goes hunting is really not far away. If Patrik senses a beastman approaching the area nearby Lin Mu, he will return right away. That’s why Lin Mu can be so leisurely on the platform by himself and not worried about anything.
Lin Mu noticed a big black bird flying in the distant sky, its huge figure reminded Lin Mu of the mythical Peng bird. He stood up curiously and stared at the flying figure. The reason why Lin Mu is still relaxed and not anxiously hiding or running for his life is because Lin Mu saw a person on the big bird. Common sense from his world doesn’t apply to this world so he knows the bird is not a wild beast.
Seeing that the huge shadow is flying towards him, Lin Mu felt strange. He thought the bird is just passing by? The big bird flew in nearer, and Lin Mu can now its shape clearly.
“It turned out to be an eagle.” Lin Mu whispered to himself.
The bird’s shadow covered the top of his head as if a large black cloud is hovering above him. Then a person jumped off the giant eagle. Lin Mu looked at the female with fiery red hair and was a little puzzled. In his mind, he thought, “Why did this person come down? Could it be he wants to get to know me?” Lin Mu was amused at his thoughts.
“My name is Aimi, what is your name?” This person is obviously an enthusiastic person.
Lin Mu was taken aback for a moment by the question. After he recovered from the surprise, Lin Mu smiled and replied, “My name is Lin Mu.”
“Lin Mu, you are beautiful.”
Being praised for looking beautiful, Lin Mu felt 囧/awkward for a moment. He smiled embarrassedly, but the other party didn’t seem to see it at all.
“Why are you here alone? Elliotte said you are a female with a partner so where is your partner? Why he left you here by yourself?”
This Elliotte that Aimi mentioned must be the giant eagle, which has now transformed into his human form and stood with them on the tree platform.
Lin Mu smiled at Aimi, “My partner went hunting and he is nearby.”
Aimi nodded to agree with Lin Mu’s words, “That should be it. You are such a beautiful female, naturally, your partner will not be willing to put you in danger. At first, when I saw you, I thought you are a lost female from a tribe. After all, no female will come out wandering alone, but there is no one by your side. Anyway, since your partner is nearby, then I can rest assured.”
Lin Mu was moved by Aimi’s words. He(A) didn’t know him, but still, he is worried about his safety compared to the indifference of modern people back on Earth. This kind of care makes people can’t help feel warm.
“A drifter beastman approached.”
Elliotte, who had been acting like a background shadow, spoke and he looked shocked and agitated like an enemy is approaching. Aimi panicked after hearing the word ‘drifter beastman’, but saw his beastman partner beside him, Aimi quickly calmed down. Elliotte turned into his beast form immediately, and Lin Mu saw him looking in a direction with a hostile attitude.
Patrik started to head back to the tree when he felt a beastman passing by. Although he saw a female on that beastman and ruled out the possibility of a drifter beastman, he is still worried so he flew back. From a distance, he can see 3 people standing on the tree platform, and the beastman exudes obvious hostility after transforming into his beast form.
Noticing Patrik coming over, Lin Mu is about to wave, when the beastman named Elliotte rushed out like an arrow. Lin Mu was startled, he didn’t want to watch the two fight. Beside him, Aimi immediately approached Lin Mu and said, “That’s a drifter beastman. Isn’t your partner hunting nearby? Why hasn’t he rush back yet?”
Lin Mu glanced at the nervous Aimi and didn’t know how to tell him that the ‘drifter beastman’ is his partner. Looking at the 2 beastman fighting, Lin Mu could only wave his hands and say, “Elliotte, that’s my partner.” Next, Lin Mu shouted to Patrik, “Patrik, they don’t have bad intentions.”
Elliotte, who was paying attention to his own partner, was obviously taken aback after hearing Lin Mu’s words. As for Patrik, he ignored Elliotte and landed under the tree as he turned into his human form.
One could imagine how shocked Aimi was after hearing what Lin Mu said and he looked at Lin Mu with weird eyes. He couldn’t understand how a female would like a drifter beastman?
Lin Mu knew what Aimi was thinking, but he simply smiled and said, “It’s nothing strange about that. He is my partner, only I know how good he is.” After speaking, he walked to the edge of the tree platform. Looking down, Lin Mu saw Patrik opening his arms to express that he will catch him, so Lin Mu jumped down.
The moment Lin Mu jumped down, Patrik jumped up and caught him mid-air in his arms.
“Hahaha…” Lin Mu laughed joyfully. When they landed, Lin Mu said happily, “It’s fun.” The feeling of jumping from a height and being caught firmly by someone is really great.
Aimi finally returned to his senses after seeing Lin Mu jump down and also hearing Lin Mu’s cheerful laughter. At this moment, Elliotte landed in front of him. Instead of jumping on Elliotte’s back as before, he said, “You go down too and catch me.”
Elliotte understood what his partner is trying to do, so he flew down to the bottom of the tree. Turning back to his human form, he stood under the tree with open hands like Patrik, ready to catch his partner.
In Patrik’s arms, Lin Mu watched as Aimi learned from his action with a smile.
Aimi experienced a high-altitude fall, and his face turned red from the excitement, showing his happy mood at the moment. Aimi got out of Elliotte’s arms and walked up to Lin Mu. He threw a glance at the expressionless Patrik before pulling Lin Mu aside.
Lin Mu looked back at Patrik and saw Patrik nodded slightly, so Lin Mu let himself being pulled aside by Aimi to speak. The 2 beastman left behind didn’t even look at each other and started to do their own things.
Aimi took Lin Mu to the side of the tree and stared at Lin Mu; didn’t know how to start.
Looking at Aimi’s face that says ‘I am struggling to find the correct word’, Lin Mu smiled and said, “Just ask what you want.” Lin Mu knew that Aimi must be curious, and he is willing to answer him, so there is nothing to feel unhappy about. Generally, towards other females who question their partners, the female generally doesn’t have a good impression of them.
Aimi scratched his hair, “I’m just wondering how your partner is a drifter beastman.”
“I once got lost in the forest, then I ran into Patrik and his group. In the end, I choose to follow them. Originally, Patrik wanted to send me back to the tribe, but I chose to leave with them. Later, as I got along with Patrik. He is very good to me, and then I ended up liking him.” Lin Mu briefly said, mixing truth with lies. He can’t tell other people that he comes from another world.
Aimi heard that Lin Mu had lost his way in the forest. A female wandering alone in the forest, it must mean that he had encountered something bad, and Lin Mu’s reluctance to return to his tribe confirmed Aimi’s idea.
Lin Mu didn’t know that because of his own words, Aimi had already made up an entire story in his heart, like what kind of injustice he had encountered in the tribe which he then left the tribe in anger, and later encountered the drifter beastman. So the pitying gaze from Aimi felt a little inexplicable to Lin Mu.
“But, Lin Mu, don’t you feel scared when facing the drifter beastman?” Their tribe has experienced an attack by the drifter beastman before, but fortunately, because their tribe is very powerful, no one has died. However, what happened that time still left a shadow in Aimi’s heart regarding his impression of the drifter beastman.
Lin Mu shook his head, “They are different.”
“Really? It’s a pity that drifter beastmen are abandoned by the beast god.” Aimi thinks Lin Mu deserves better, but since he already has a partner, and it is obvious that Lin Mu likes the beastman very much, Aimi can only feel pity for him.
Lin Mu laughed and disapproved, “I don’t think it’s like what you said, our union received the blessing of beast god.”
“Really?!” Aimi was surprised.
Lin Mu pulled slightly at his neckline, revealing the complicated pattern on his collarbone. Although it looks pretty, Lin Mu still doesn’t like the pink color.
“It’s real!” Aimi voiced his envy. The blessing from the beast god, such a great thing ah. “The beast god must be very satisfied with your union so He gave you his blessing.” That also shows that the beast god has admitted Patrik as his child. Hence, Aimi will stop having bad thoughts. A union that received the beast god’s blessing means the beast god is satisfied with Patrik. Thinking of these, Aimi feels that Patrik must be a good drifter beastman.
As the two were talking, Patrik and Elliotte on the other hand had already started making lunch. Lin Mu saw it and said, “I’ll help Patrik.”
Aimi was surprised to hear that. “Shouldn’t cooking be done by the beastman? Patrik still let you cook?”
Lin Mu knew that females generally don’t cook, so he explained, “Patrik doesn’t cook as good as me.” Then he ran to Patrik’s side.
Aimi saw Lin Mu going to help his partner, and he felt bored sitting under the tree. So he went to Elliotte’s side.
The beastmen started a fire for their own, and the distance between the two is not close. Lin Mu looked at the prey that Patrik had hunted, “You caught chickens? And you got vegetables and mushrooms.”
“En, I picked these mushrooms along the way. Are they edible?”
Lin Mu smiled and nodded, “It’s edible, this kind of mushroom is best to be stewed with chicken.”
Seeing that Lin Mu likes the ingredients he picked, Patrik starts the preparation to grill meat. Lin Mu takes out the earthenware pot he brought and put the water to boil. After that, he puts the chicken that has been cleaned and cut. After skimming the foam/scum, Lin Mu added the seasonings and mushrooms. The following step is just letting Patrik watch the cooking over the fire. When Lin Mu finished these preparations, he went to marinate the meat to be grilled and added the seasoning he made. The most they brought out this time was salt, followed by condiments.
It didn’t take long for the scent to begin to float in the woods, and Aimi in the distance smelled the tempting scent, “It smells good.” He already wanted to check it out when he first saw Lin Mu took out so many strange things from his bag. But Aima felt shy to act out, and Elliotte didn’t mean to have any contact with Lin Mu and the other beastman at all. However, when the tempting scent wafted to his side, he began to feel a little bit unbearable. So he said, “Elliotte, I felt like their food smells better than ours. Hehe, let me go take a look.”
Lin Mu smiled when he saw Aimi walking towards them, but he didn’t stop cooking.
“Lin Mu, what are you doing?” Aimi asked as he watched Lin Mu making stir fry. He had never seen something like this before. At the same time, he is also curious about another thing. “Also, what is that?” He pointed to the earthenware pot that exuded a tempting fragrance. “A fragrant scent is coming from that.”
Lin Mu smiled and explained, “That is a clay pot with mushroom stewed chicken, and I am making stir-fry now. These are edible greens, and females like to eat them. I will let you taste them later.” Lin Mu motioned at the bit of fried meat with greens and vegetables under his spatula.
Hearing that, Aimi smiled embarrassedly, but he really wanted to eat.
“I haven’t seen these before.”
Lin Mu took the big wooden bowl and served the vegetable and meat stir fry, “This is unique to our tribe.”
“Your tribe sounds amazing. What is the name of your tribe, Lin Mu?” Aimi moved his nose, the food smelled good.
“Our tribe is called the drifter beastman tribe.”
“Drifter beastman tribe?” Aimi thought it should be Lin Mu’s previous tribe instead.
Lin Mu smiled and nodded, “Yes, we have our own tribe.”
Now Aimi was even more surprised.
“Let’s not talk about those, have a taste.” As he said, Lin Mu handed the chopsticks to Aimi.
Holding the 2 small bamboo sticks Lin Mu gave him, Aimi asked in confusion, “How do you use this?”
It suddenly occurred to Lin Mu that Aimi doesn’t know how to use chopsticks, so he took the chopstick and fed the food to him.
After Aimi took a bit, he praised, “It’s so delicious. I’ve never had such a delicious dish before.”
Lin Mu smiled and said, “Go and call Elliotte over, we can eat together.”
“Alright!” Aimi said and ran away with a smile.
Then Lin Mu turned to Patrik who was grilling meat, “You don’t mind having lunch with them, right?” It seemed that he is asking this question a little too late.
Patrik shook his head indifferently.
Elliotte got pulled over by Aimi. Lin Mu didn’t care how Elliotte and Patrik felt. He got together with Aimi, and the two of them chatted about what foods should be eaten and how to eat them. Lin Mu taught Aimi about stir-fry, how to add seasonings to marinate meat to make a delicious barbecue.
Aimi sipped the chicken soup with a wooden spoon, admiring what a happy life Lin Mu is living.
After the meal, Lin Mu lay in Patrik’s arms and asked him to rub his belly, as he accidentally ate too much. As Patrik did it, he looked up at the weather, and whispered to Lin Mu, “Let’s stay here tonight. The weather looked like it will rain in the evening.”
Lin Mu believed in Patrik’s judgment regarding the weather, and said, “En, we have to prop up the tent then.”
Patrik nodded, “Rest a bit more first, we will put up the tent later.”
Lin Mu nodded slightly and said to Aimi, who has also eaten too full, “Patrik said it will rain in the evening. Are you going to continue your journey?”
During the meal earlier, both of them chatted about their purpose of traveling. Lin Mu wanted to see the sea, while Aimi wanted to rush back to his tribe. Aimi married Elliotte from another tribe so this travel is him returning to his previous tribe to see his dad and father.
Aimi turned to Elliotte and said, “We won’t be on our way also. We will wait until the rain stops tomorrow.”
Lin Mu thinks that it’s a good idea to stay together. Under a tree, Patrik held Lin Mu in his arms so that Lin Mu could take a nap for a while.
At Aimi and Elliotte’s side, they started getting busy after a nap. Elliotte wants to build a simple treehouse before the rain comes. Of course, this treehouse is really simple as it is made with a simple structure with animal skins draped on the outside, but it is enough to keep out the rain.
As for Lin Mu’s side, after he woke up, they started setting up a tent. In Lin Mu’s opinion, a tent is of course a must-have item for travel. So with Patrik’s help, a simple tent was made in a day. He just needs to sew some animal skins together. As for the tent’s skeleton, Lin Mu felt that there should be enough branches in the woods, so they could find pick some whenever they needed it. Patrik set up the tent with the wooden sticks he found, which had been cut into equal lengths. The edges were suppressed with stones. The tent that Lin Mu sewed out is shaped like a kind of tiled house with a pointed roof. It has 4 corners and the roof has 2 sides, this tent is built with 6 sticks. Lin Mu’s tent is quite large, with an area of almost 70 square meters. They moved the utensils to the tent, and Patrik collected a lot of dry grasses as their bed. It only took around 2 hours to get everything ready.
Aimi likes Lin Mu’s tent very much. It is simple to set up and easy to carry. After checking the layout of the tent, he liked it even more. He originally thought the wooden huts in his tribe were enough for others to envy, but he didn’t expect there to be better than them, so he pestered Lin Mu to teach him how to make a tent. In fact, a tent is really easy to make. Obviously, the tent is sewn out of animal skins. Just find the most rain-proof animal skin and sew it in the same way as he did. When one needs to use the tent, they can just use wooden sticks to support it.
After the 2 females chatted for a while, Lin Mu taught Aimi how to use a stone pot, wooden bowl with a wooden spoon. As for the clay pot, Lin Mu doesn’t know how to explain it. They talked for a long time, and it rained in the evening. After experiencing the excellent waterproof effect of Lin Mu’s tent, Aimi returned to his wooden hut.
After a good night’s sleep, and eating breakfast the next morning, Lin Mu parted with the reluctant Aimi. Aimi expressed that Lin Mu must visit his tribe to play with him if he is free. Lin Mu agreed and gave Aimi a clay pot.
Lin Mu watched as the pair flew away in the sky before turning back to hold Patrik. Patrik picked him up, put his arms around his waist, and lifted Lin Mu off the ground. Then Patrik lowered his head to touch Lin Mu’s head. Lin Mu rubbed the tip of their noses and said, “Meeting Aimi makes me miss Sasha and the others.” The other pairs didn’t follow when Lin Mu announced their intention to travel because everyone knew that they wanted to have some couple time alone.
Patrik kissed Lin Mu’s nose, “We can go back if you want.”
Lin Mu shook his head, “No, I still want to see the sea.”
Lin Mu told Patrik to put him down and said, “Let’s pack up and go.”
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