Chapter 198: Let’s Run, Fox (XIV)
TL: SnowTime, Sarah
When the young beastmen saw the eye-catching appearance of Mutu riding the loch bull, they were filled with envy. As such, Mutu decided to start a cavalry training plan aiming to cultivate their first cavalry squad within this year.
The image of a group of lions riding bulls popped up in Shang Ke’s mind, giving him the feeling that something was off about it. Although loch bulls weren’t as beautiful as horses, they had robust bodies and imposing auras. A group of them appearing was enough pressure for an enemy group.
When they found and were able to domesticate other mounts in the future, they could develop different types of cavalry. Like climbing style, water-crossing style, leaping style, etc. Naturally, while dreams are amazing, reality is cruel. Most of the beasts of this world are not to be trifled with. Let alone domesticate them, just catching them was a hard task. Loch bulls were considered one of the easier ones to catch and domesticate.
If the lion tribe could really cultivate a loch bull cavalry, then they would be the ultimate powerhouse of the Kaloch Mountains—at least for the initial period.
Because of the cavalry plan, wild loch bulls gradually became the darlings of the lion tribe. In the not-too distant future, they would even be removed from the lion’s cookbook. With the identity of mounts, they would leave their own mark in history with the beastmen.
But at the moment, everything was at the starting point. If the lions wanted to become riders, they had to first learn how to raise their mounts.
As the only one with a mount right now, Mutu would ride the loch bull he named ‘Calf’ everyday to show off.
Mutu had wanted to name him ‘Kit’, ‘Love Fox’, or ‘Big Tail’ and so on, but under Shang Ke’s firm opposition, he finally reluctantly switched to ‘Calf’.
Not only could Calf be used as a ride, he could also be used as transportation and carry around a couple hundred kilograms worth of goods without panting.
That day, when Mutu returned to the tribe with his group, a beastmen immediately came forward to report, “Chief, we found seven injured beastmen out in the woods.”
“From which tribe? And how were they hurt? ” Mutu asked as he walked inside.
“Three members of the lynx tribe, three from the fox tribe, and one from the bear tribe.”
Hearing the “fox tribe”, Mutu subconsciously looked at the fox beside him, who had an indifferent expression and no special reaction.
The beastman continued, “Their tribes were attacked by the avanis not long ago and fled all the way here, hoping for shelter.”
While speaking, a group of people came to the tribe center, and met those misfortune beastmen.
Mutu’s eyes first fell on the three foxes, led by a female beastman with a charming appearance and curvy figure. She had reddish-brown hair hanging freely on her chest, a reddish-brown tail swaying behind her, and her clothes were damaged, which made her a slightly sorry figure, but her beauty could not be concealed. Most of the male eyes around her were on her.
Because of Shang Ke, many young lions have a strong interest in foxes, and he had countless admirers. Unfortunately, he was Mutu’s partner and others dare not touch him. Now there was another fox beastmen and it is also a beautiful young female! How can this not make the hot-blooded lions excited?
Snuggled up against this female fox were two fox kits who looked like twins but with different colors—one white and one red around the age of five to six. They looked around with big eyes, timid and curious.
Mutu turned his head and was about to tease Shang Ke, but saw the two fox kits suddenly break free from their mother and rush to Shang Ke, then hugged his legs left and right and shouted, “Daddy.”
Mutu’s face was black, and his two sharp eyes pointed directly at the female fox.
The audience gave a low shout of surprise, but watched on eagerly as the peanut gallery..
Shang Ke looked up at the fox woman, who did not admit or deny it, but looked at him quietly.
This development seems a bit wrong? The original owner turned out to be a married fox with children?
“Yanu, long time no see, I’m glad you’re still alive.” The fox woman stepped forward and looked at Shang Ke gently.
Mutu asked coldly, “Who are you?”
“Your Honor the Lion King, my name is’ Kellona’ and I was Yanu’s former… lover.” The fox woman bowed to Mutu, but her eyes were always on Shang Ke, unspeakably loving.
“Yanu’s lover?” The beastmen around whispered, “Yanu actually has a lover?”
“Who didn’t have a few lovers? The main thing is the children!”
“Yanu has children, will the chief still form a family with him?”
“This is hard to say. Chief likes him so much, he may make an exception for him.”
“Chief is the Lion King, how could he tolerate his lover having children from someone else? Plus, if they live in the same tribe, no matter who Kellona gets together with later, Yanu has responsibility for raising these two children.”
“In my opinion, Chief probably won’t let Kellona stay.”
“True, since the Chief is reluctant to give up Yanu, he can only drive away Kellona and his children.”
“Then what about Yanu? Will he leave with Kellona? “
“Uh, no way?”
“Stop talking, Chief looks like he’s about to go berserk…”
Shang Ke quickly combed the memory of the original owner and the information provided by the System, and could roughly determine that Kellona was from the same tribe Yanu was from, but that’s all. Why did she lie that they were lovers? Isn’t it easy to expose such lies? Does she think that they will let her stay if she says she’s kin?
While thinking, Mutu’s low voice came: “Arrange a place for them first. Whether they stay or not will have to be after the discussion between the elders and me.” Cold eyes swept over the outsiders, carrying anger and might.
After saying this, Mutu stretched out his hand and roughly pulled the two little fox kits one side, then took Shang Ke’s hand and left without stopping.
“Tsk, Yanu is about to be unlucky.”
“I wonder how the Chief is going to punish him?”
“You even need to ask that? It will naturally be the most primitive means. “
“Hehehe…..” They exchanged understanding eyes with lecherous smiles.
In this way, no one dared to get close to Kailona, but arranged accommodation for them according to Mutu’s orders.
Mutu pulled Shang Ke into the room. The first sentence was not a question, but a statement: “I don’t care who you have been with in the past, lover or child, throw it all aside, you can only be mine alone in the future!”
Shang Ke’s eyes flashed with surprise. He had thought Mutu would strike out in some way, he didn’t expect him to actually be so reasonable. It was really unexpected of him.
Then he asked gruffly, “Is that female really your lover? She also gave birth to your children? “
There was an uncontrollable jealousy and irritability in the tone.
Well, this reaction was more in line with his personality.
Shang Ke shook his hand, indicating that he was still a single fox.
However, Mutu didn’t have any tacit understanding this time. He bowed his head and bit Shang Ke’s neck, leaving two rows of shallow teeth marks on it. Although he speaks eloquently, he can’t stand the thought that the fox once had intimate contact with other people. His possessive desire for the fox is stronger than he imagined. He wants to possess everything, whether it is his past, present or future.
“Fox…” Mutu buried himself in his chest, holding his waist with both hands.
Shang Ke’s back was close to the wall, his legs were almost dangling. He wished to explained, but he couldn’t talk, so he could only let Mutu do as he pleased.
At this moment, there was a sudden clamor outside the house. Mutu stopped, looked up and looked at Shang Ke, then put him down. He helped him adjust his messy clothes and walked out of the house with him.
Several lion beastmen dragged the bodies of two avanis back to the tribe, then threw the bodies to the ground and said with indignation. “Just now, we found these two avanis spying on us. So we dealt with them.”
“These bastards dare to set foot on the territory of the lion tribe!” Someone kicked a body a few times.
“Damn, they really think us lions are easy targets!”
“We must kill them all and avenge all those who died to them.”
The lion beastmen shouted with great vigor and ferociousness with their hatred of the avanis..
Mutu and Shang Ke came over, looked at the dead bodies on the ground, and looked at the outsiders who had not settled down yet. These pheasants might have been lured by them. Avanis are ferocious and take pleasure in hunting beastmen. Who knows how many homes and beastmen they have destroyed.
They had planned to occupy the lion tribe’s territory and rob them of their food, but they failed in the end, which greatly hurt their populations. When winter came, they could only rob other tribes crazily, and rely on the flesh and blood of beastmen to survive when food is scarce.
Without exception, all seven of those outsider beastmen were those who had been fortunate enough to escape the maw of the avanis while the rest of their tribe became their meal.
There were quite a few tribes who underwent the same thing as them. At present, there were at least hundreds of beastmen fleeing outside. In the whole Kaloch Mountain, the only remaining tribe with enough power to contend against the avanis were probably the lions
A lynx beastman spoke, “The avanis have some kind of black liquid which burns when it meets fire. The flames become huge and are hard to put out. We have almost no power to fight back.”
As soon as they heard that, the lion people knew they were talking about oil. They have experienced it personally and still deeply remembered their powerlessness and fear.
A murderous look flashed through Mutu eyes and he immediately ordered, “The entire tribe will be on alert from today onwards. Send out thirty people for patrol around the tribe everyday. If you find any traces of avanis, kill them. “
The clogs in Shang Ke’s mind spun as he placed his attention on the homeless beastmen. If these beastmen were included in the lion tribe, his mission could be completed. But he can’t act too hastily or he’ll bring trouble to the tribe.
“Yanu.” At this time, a female voice interrupted Shang Ke’s thoughts.
Shang Ke looked up, and it was the fox Kellona. Then he felt a heavy weight on his leg—it was those two fox kits again who spontaneously hugged his thigh.
“Sorry.” Kellona offered an apology to him.
Shang Ke looked at her, flabbergasted and full of suspicion.
Kellona said with a wry smile, “I hope you can forgive based on the fast we were from the same tribe. I am alone with two children, it makes doing anything hard so I have no choice but to find someone to rely on. When I heard your name and your relationship with the Lion King from others, I decided to make this decision. Borrow your name and seek shelter for my children and I. “
Shang Ke appreciates her confession and understands her concerns. A delicate female, living in a foreign tribe while surrounded by strong beastmen. She may even end up as a plaything and fertility tool for other males at any time. What’s more, she has two children with her. Who knows if her children will be abused?
“Yanu, I don’t care about myself, but I beg you to protect my children.” Kellona looked at Shang Ke with a pleading look.
Shang Ke thought for a moment, then nodded slowly, which was an agreement to her request.
Kellona’s outlook of the lion tribe was too negative. When she becomes more familiar with the tribe, she probably wouldn’t need his help anymore and could find another male to start a family with. Being the protector of a woman and her children for the time being was no problem at all.
SnowTime: Headaches and school…. Kill me
Sarah: omg yanu had children??? Ahahah https://ko-fi.com/sarah_min