Black only found out about the mess they made when he was feeding them as usual. The two cubs cuddled as they slept soundly, bodies exuding a sweet scent. Black took a careful sniff and noticed the smell coming from their mouths. Worried that the cubs had eaten something bad, he shook the two awake, only feeling glad when they showed no adverse reactions– He found food that could be consumed by his family’s cub!
This type of fruit grew in cracks along the icefield. The fruits were small, and they also grew in inconspicuous locations. Dai Mao probably found these fruits when he fell into those cracks. In short, from then on, Meng Jiuzhao’s meals now included juice. Thanks to their discovery, other cubs could also eat fruits from time to time. The problem of some cubs dying during the migration process due to insufficient food had also improved by a large margin this year.
But although there was an improvement, there were still cubs that would die.
Gulunza was one of those who had their cub die. The issue did not lie in the amount of food, but that his cub accidentally stepped on a thin surface on the ice sheet and fell in the water. It was not known if the cub had drowned or froze to death, but by the time Gulunza managed to fish it out, it was already stiff. The group did not stop due to the death of a single cub, and Gulunza just buried the little one.
Meng Jiuzhao was familiar with the cub that had died. He gave it the nickname “Inch of Black” due to the tuft of black down on its chest. It was second to Dai Mao in terms of strength, and was also the second to get down on the ground to walk. In the end, he walked on thin ice and it shattered, leading to its death.
After that, Gulunza came to Black and White to bid farewell.
“I’m leaving first.” Gulunza whispered.
“Okay.” Black was not surprised at his words.
“I’ll come back again next year.” Gulunza continued.
“I won’t come next year.” Black said. He and White already got cubs, and until their cubs mature enough to leave the nest, they would not go to the mating grounds.
“I also hope that I won’t see you next year.” Gulunza chuckled. “I’ve lived for so long yet I have not raised a single cub to adulthood. This is your first time, so you will have to be careful.”
He paused after he spoke, seemingly in deep thought, before finally saying, “Especially this cub with no fur or wings. I once heard the elders say, there were such cubs born before, but not a single one managed to survive. So if he dies one day, don’t be too sad. As first timers, you have already done very good jobs.”
After saying these words, Gulunza quietly looked at Black, no longer speaking.
“Thank you, brother.” After staring back at Gulunza for a long time, Black solemnly thanked him.
They were children from the same father, but Gulunza was much older than the two of them. It was only by scent that they managed to recognise each other. When he was still a cub, Gulunza also came to the mating grounds to breed, and at that time his egg shattered from the cold even before it managed to hatch. Gulunza hence left everything he prepared for his own cub to his father and brothers, and thought of them as his own children.
Gulunza then smiled again. He took a few steps back, turning into a large winged dinosaur under Meng Jiuzhao’s stupefied gaze!
He unfurled his huge wings, letting out a high pitched screech as he flew off with no hesitation.
It’s a Kantas!
Meng Jiuzhao’s mouth widened in disbelief.
During his time, the Kantas were the strongest species. They ruled over all known galaxies, occupied the top spots of all industries, and were the ruling class of society. However, Kantas were scarce in number. If Gulunza was a Kantas, then–
Meng Jiuzhao looked around at the crowd of golden haired blue eyed angels… Could it be that all these people were also Kantas?!
He craned his neck, meeting the loving gaze of his “father” of this life–
“Be good, it’s cold outside. Before your fur grows, you have to stay in the sack.” Black kindly shoved his head back in.
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So sad… wuwuwu QAQ
Today is my birthday, so I’m celebrating by releasing more chapters~ I don’t know how many I’ll release, let’s see how much I can edit! I’ll aim to get 1 or 2 more chapters edited by the end of today maybe~
Late but happy birthday! Hope your birthday was fun and your food delicious!
Happy belated birthday ♡