Black and White were dragging prey back together.
It was a triceratops, 3 times larger than the size of White’s original form.
They were originally incapable of hunting such prey, but they chanced upon a pair of triceratops fighting each other for another triceratop’s attention. Probably because they were fighting too fiercely, the object they were vying for– a male triceratops, was trampled on to death.
Black and White then found an opportunity to drag the corpse away.
“Even female triceratops have started fighting for the males.” Black said with emotion as he arrived home, panting.
“Dear, I am also willing to fight with another male Kantas for your sake!” White immediately expressed his loyalty.
“Shut up!” Black rolled his eyes before saying a little worriedly, “There are fewer and fewer prey in this area… Including the two triceratops from just now, not many are left.”
“Most of the prey in this area are already in our bellies. Hai sighing sound, it would’ve been great if the one who died just now was female, then at least there would be a female and male pair to give birth to more babies–”
As White spoke, he used his sharp teeth to rip off a less tough portion of the triceratop’s skin, before tearing out an entire piece of flesh and handing it to Black. Black picked up a stone mortar near him to pound the meat (the stone mortar was left by his father).
White vigorously shook off the frost on his body, and only after confirming that none was left behind did he dare to approach a bulge in the corner covered by fur.
He used his mouth to pull away the fur blanket to reveal two cubs cuddled into a ball, sleeping very soundly.
“Baby, Louis, Daddy brought tasty meat back to eat~” White happily poked the cubs’ chubby bodies. Being able to bring back enough food for their cubs was something every male could be proud of.
“Chirp chirp~~” Louis, who was awoken, pecked White alertly, only letting out two chirps when he found out it was his father. He then carried Meng Jiuzhao, who was hugging his neck, and jumped to Black to ask for food.
“Louis has such a good appetite.” Watching Louis can’t wait to dig in, Black took over the task of carrying Meng Jiuzhao who was still hanging on Louis’ neck. “Hai, it has been nearly two years, why has he not grown any fur?”
“It’s not as if he’s completely bald, look at the hair on Baby’s head, it’s already so long.”
“That’s true.” Touching the long fur on Meng Jiuzhao’s head, which was actually hair, Black nodded. “Baby, have some fruit.”
Meng Jiuzhao, who was hesitating between grilled steak or pork chops in his dreams, saw something flying towards his mouth. He took a bite, and the familiar sweet and salty juice poured into his mouth, waking him up.
He saw Black staring at him with his large round eyes and a benevolent expression, along with fluffy hair sticking out of his head.
Meng Jiuzhao returned to reality.
The reality that was endless meals of fruit, and an occasional small serving of raw minced meat.
No matter how unwilling he was, Meng Jiuzhao forced himself to swallow down his food. He knew that these were not easy to obtain, and before this meal, Black and White had gone an entire week without a successful hunt.
In this piece of land where even air was frozen, it was very difficult to find these fruits, and they even left their scarce amount of food for himself and Louis. The originally chubby fat chicksreferring to Black and White lost a lot of weight, and the two have even started showing symptoms of hair loss recently.
Meng Jiuzhao knew that this was dangerous. In such severe cold, if they lost the insulation of their feathers, they were likely to fall sick and freeze to death.
As Meng Jiuzhao ate, he looked at the three Kantas scarfing down food.
Opposite to his parents, Louis grew bigger.
They only managed to eat a third of an entire male triceratops. The rest was buried in the snow by White for later meals so that they wouldn’t need to starve even if they could not find any prey for the next two weeks.
After their meal, Black and White cleaned Louis’ feathers. When that was done, they started grooming each other’s feathers. This process allowed them to remove any snow hidden at the roots of their feathers to prevent frostbite. They almost never switch to their human forms now as their original forms could better help them and their cubs keep warm.