Here’s part 2~
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)
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Chapter 89 Part 2 Seafood
Butz and Burton are young cubs who just managed to transform into their human form. Although they are only 6 or 7 years old, their appearance is already like a teenager’s. This time they came out with their father to learn how to fish under the sea. They had a great time in the morning and learned a lot of fishing skills. Although their beast form is not big enough and they couldn’t catch big fish, they had some small achievements, which makes them very happy.
After learning for a whole morning, the children became hungry. Seeing the adults starting to clean the fish, they obediently went to collect firewood to grill the fish later. As a seaside tribe, their people like to eat fish. They also eat other animals in the sea, but their main dish is still fish. However, the 2 young ones are starting to get a little tired of eating just fish. On the other hand, Uncle York is hunting today with them. Uncle York is recognized by the tribe as the person who makes the most delicious grilled fish, so the 2 children still felt joyful for having the luck to taste it.
While the children are gathering firewood, they felt thirsty so they went to pick a coconut to quench their thirst. When they are drinking the coconut water, they suddenly smelled a tempting fragrance. It’s the fragrance of fish, but this smell is especially tempting. This special unknown fragrance attracted them deeply.
Butz took a deep breath and asked, “Burton, do you smell it? It smells so good!”
Burton was equally fascinated by the scent, “I have a nose, of course I smell it!”
“Burton, shall we go and have a look?” Butz wanted to see why it smelled so fragrant. He can’t help salivating and, and his stomach felt extremely empty.
Burton hesitated. He wanted to go too, but is it alright to go check it out like this? What if there is danger?
Butz is a glutton. He doesn’t have the mind to think about what is dangerous or not, “Aiya, let’s go and see. It seems not far from us, and this is an area within our tribe. There are no wild beasts so what’s there to be scared of?”
Hearing what Butz said, Burton thought and agreed with him. After all, they are within the scope of their tribe, and there was nothing to worry about with their father here not far away. Hence, putting down the firewood they picked, he said, “Let’s go.”
“Great!” Butz followed happily, and the children left quickly.
York and the other adults noticed the tempting smell of fish too, but they are adults after all, so they won’t go to see just because other people’s food smells delicious. However, after waiting for a while and not seeing the little rascals, they have to start looking for them.
Yitz is Butz’s father. When he saw that his son hadn’t come back, he scolded, “Why the little guy Butz hasn’t come back yet? I’ll look for him. You guys should grill the fish first. Sigh, it’s a mistake to expect those 2 little guys to do something useful.” Though Yitz is muttering his dissatisfaction, the smile on his face didn’t mean that at all. It is obvious that he liked his child very much.
Fony is Burton’s father. After hearing that Yitz is going to look for his son, he didn’t follow and stayed back to make their lunch together with York. Yitz couldn’t find the children in the woods, because they are standing not far from Lin Mu right now.
The children stared as they swallowed their saliva more than 10 meters away from Lin Mu and Patrik. Patrik naturally ignored the children. He is now taking over Lin Mu’s job to care for little Wu Fan and is feeding him steamed egg custard. As for Lin Mu, he cannot make himself act as if he didn’t notice the two teenagers not far from him. Based on what he saw after Casso transformed to his human form, Lin Mu understood that these 2 children are definitely not too old. He couldn’t act indifferent by letting the children stood there drooling so he tried to make the kindest smile and. beckoned, “Come here.”
Burton hesitated, but Butz couldn’t stop the temptation. He ran over immediately when he saw Lin Mu beckoning. Burton couldn’t help gritting his teeth, ‘That idiot, just go over without knowing who the strangers are!’ He had no choice but to follow along. No matter what, he is just a 7 years old child.
Actually, Butz is not a person who doesn’t use his brain. He just doesn’t think it is dangerous when he sees that the other party is a female. In his heart, females have a bad temper, but they are all harmless. That’s why he went over without worry.
Lin Mu is frying fish fillets, and there are a bunch of cooked ones in the wooden bucket next to him. He first took out 2 pieces and handed them to the children, “Would you like to eat?”
Butz took it right away, and Burton said embarrassedly, “We just wanted to come to check out the smell.” The implication is that they didn’t run over here for free food.
Lin Mu smiled at Burton, and the child blushed immediately. This female smiled so beautifully! Burton finally took the fried fish fillet, and Butz has already started eating. The scent is already so fragrant, but when they took a careful bite, their eyes brightened, “It’s so delicious!”
“It’s good that you like it.” Seeing the two kids having a good time, Lin Mu also liked it. In his opinion, it’s nicer to eat with everyone where people fight1 for the food. The scene makes one feel more appetite to eat.
Lin Mu gave a piece of the fried fish to Patrik who is feeding the baby and smiled at him. Then he continued to fry the fish fillets. There aren’t too many pieces of fish, so Lin Mu finished frying them in a short time. He gave a few more pieces to the 2 children. After that, Lin Mu went to take a look at his braised fish and steamed fish and saw that they are almost cooked.
Butz took a bite of the fried fish and felt so happy, “You made it so delicious, it tastes very special.”
The taste is special because Lin Mu added cumin, he knew they would like it.
Lin Mu put the braised and steamed fish in 2 small wooden buckets to serve as plates. Then he naturally took out 2 small bowls for the children, then put a bit of the fish meat in it. Knowing that they don’t know how to use chopsticks, Lin Mu asked them to wash their hands so they can eat the fish with their hands.
When the adults who couldn’t find the children came to the other side, they saw the children happily holding a bowl and eating with their hands. Beastman has a keen sense of smell, so they managed to find the children from their scent. When they realized it’s in the same direction as the nice fish smell, the adults knew what is going on.
Burton stopped immediately when he saw the adults. He stood up with his head lowered and greeted his father. He knew that he is wrong for running to other places without saying a word. As for Yitz, he saw his son still sitting on the ground. When Butz saw him, he happily said, “Father, Lin Mu’s cooking is so delicious. I have never eaten such delicious fish before. Here, try some.” He reached out to feed a piece of fish to his father.
Yitz looked at the fish pieces in the special container that his son is holding, and patted him helplessly on the head. He knew his son is a glutton.
Lin Mu didn’t mind it when he saw the 3 beastmen coming over. He and Patrik continue with their lunch, occasionally feeding the baby some fish.
When your children ate other people’s food, you have to thank them for the food. Hence, Fony stepped forward and said, “Thank you for feeding our little cubs, I hope they didn’t cause you any trouble.”
“It’s nothing.” Lin Mu smiled and shook his head. He hesitated before offering, “We didn’t make much food, but you can taste some if you want.”
Before the beastmen can refuse, Lin Mu had already given them a bowl. When he said ‘taste some’, it’s really just ‘some’ as each bowl contained 2 pieces of fish meat. Though more people came over2, the fish is big enough to give everyone a taste. Of course, Lin Mu considered his family’s welfare first. He can be hospitable, but the delicious parts are given to his family members to eat.
The adults ate the fish Lin Mu offered and it was amazing. They never thought that the fish could be so delicious. However, it’s a pity that it’s just a little bit. It’s gone before they can savor it. Since they are not full yet, the adults took out the fish they hunted and started grilling them.
As for Lin Mu’s side, they have some leftovers and Lin Mu noticed the 2 children would glance over whether intentionally or unintentionally. Amused, Lin Mu served the remaining fish meat and the meat in the soup to the 2 little guys while they started to drink fish soup. Since Lin Mu made a lot of fish soup and they couldn’t finish it, Lin Mu served a bowl to the children as well.
Today, York learned that there are so many ways to eat fish besides grilling3.
After lunch, Lin Mu rested for a while. After Fony and the others were full, they sat down together for a chat. York sighed, “I didn’t expect that you can cook fish like that, and everything is so delicious. Also, the utensils you took out are so unique. We have never seen things like that before.”
Lin Mu and Patrik didn’t plan to hide anything, so they told the beastmen how to make those things4, except the technique of making clay pots. They chatted for a while, and Lin Mu found out that the beastmen is from a snake tribe living on the seashore. As the name suggests, their beast form is a snake. ‘What a coincidence,’ Lin Mu thought. Patrik is also a snake, but he didn’t know what tribe Patrik was from.
After Lin Mu took a rest, he let Patrik watch over the baby. He is going to fry the fish bones, leaving the rest to continue chatting.
The 2 children ran to Lin Mu’s side to help, saying that they would help Lin Mu catch fish as their thank to Lin Mu for inviting them to eat delicious food. Lin Mu smiled and said, “No need to catch fish. Help me catch some mantis shrimp and lobsters instead. Of course, I also like crabs.”
Butz: “Shrimp is not as delicious as fish. Can those lobsters and crabs be eaten? Their shells are so hard.”
“They are edible, and also delicious too. Go get them for me and I’ll cook them.”
When the children heard that lobsters and crabs are delicious, they happily went down to the sea to catch them, revealing their beast form to Lin Mu. Imagine the surprise in Lin Mu’s heart when he saw them – Their snake form has feet! Lin Mu also discovered that the color of their animal form seems to be the same as their hair. For example, Butz’s hair is golden and his snake body is golden color as well, while Burton’s color is brown.
When the 2 little snakes disappeared into the sea, Lin Mu began to fry fish bones. However, they returned so quickly that Lin Mu didn’t manage to fry much. He saw that they caught a lot of shrimps and lobsters. As for the crabs, the children said they would catch them later. The mantis shrimps are placed in a large wooden pot, they looked bigger than what Lin Mu had eaten before, about 20 or 30 jin5. The lobster is three-finger long6. It could be used to make spicy mala lobster, and it is placed in a large pot.
Hearing that Lin Mu needs fresh water, the 2 little guys took the initiative to fetch water. Lin Mu happily gave them a bowl of fried fish bones, which made them very happy. They gave some to their father and uncle to taste before biting one and zoomed away to fetch water. Soon, they came back with the water and brought some bananas too.
Patrik made a few more wooden buckets on the spot because they don’t have enough. After it’s done, Lin Mu spread the shrimps evenly on the bucket and filled the pot with a bit of salt water. After the fish bones are all fried, they started chatting and eating the snack. Everyone didn’t expect that even the fish bones would be so delicious. Butz expressed that this day is definitely the happiest day in his life.
Later in the afternoon, Butz and Burton caught some crabs and picked up some shellfish as per Lin Mu’s request. They caught a few big fish too. Looking at the big fish, Lin Mu thought of fish balls and made some right away. Hence, the other people managed to eat fish balls, a type of food from different times and space.
Dinner is quite abundant. They have fish balls, crabs, stir-fried shrimps, and steamed brine prawns. Lin Mu made garlic sauce for the dipping sauce and it tasted very good. Even though the children caught a lot of crustaceans, they were all eaten up.
Butz laid on the beach while waiting for his food to digest, said with a cheerful voice, “I didn’t know that crabs and lobsters can be eaten. It’s so delicious, especially the spicy ones. Say, how can Lin Mu know to make such delicious food? It would be nice if I can find a female who can cook like this for me in the future.”
Burton fell under the charm of Lin Mu’s food too, but when he heard Butz’s words, he retorted, “How can you have the luck? Wanting to find a female to cook for you? When have you ever seen the female of our tribe cook?”
“Yeah, I really envy Uncle Patrik. Of course, I also envy little Wu Fan. Must be nice to be Lin Mu’s child.”
“Be careful that Uncle Yitz will hit you if he hears that.”
Butz stopped talking and turned to look at the sea dyed red by the setting sun while rubbing his bloated belly happily.
At Lin Mu’s side, they are thinking about whether to accept York’s invitation to visit their tribe.
Raw word count : 6391 (whole chapter)