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POA Ch 16

The World's Last Crunchy Grass

Everyone was initially more concerned about the issue of White’s broken teeth, but they now noticed something more life threatening than broken teeth: White’s feathers were dropping.

 

When he fought the triceratops, a small portion of fur was pulled off. It didn’t itch or hurt, so White took no notice of it. 

 

All he worried about was what to do after he lost his teeth. It was only when Louis was playing around with him, and accidentally pecked a certain spot on White’s body, did he realise that he was injured. He didn’t bother with it, and in no time, he found out that his feathers were falling.

 

Kantas spent a long time living in the ice age. Their feathers were well developed against the cold and did not fall easily. White’s hair loss spread from the initial injury, and quickly reached a diameter of 10 centimeters. 

 

When he was dragged by Black to conduct a checkup, he noticed that the bald patch had already hardened. As such, Black restricted White’s activities while he tried to search for a type of grass he saw his father use to speed up hair growth. 

 

However, the current environment was much colder than in the past, and not a single patch of green was to be seen. As he witnessed White’s worsening hair loss, head of the family • Black, made an important decision–

 

They were moving!

 

“But… Are we not waiting here anymore?” White was extremely clear on what Black thought. This area had long become a place where Kantas did not want to stay anymore due to the cold.

 

“In the past, we could survive because the large sized predators were few in number, but now, even prey are unwilling to come. We are hunters, and have to go to a place with lots of prey.” Looking at White’s increasingly large bald spot, Black’s face was full of determination.

 

They didn’t have many things to pack, just the things left behind by their father (feathers, teeth, poo — 囧) and their two babies. They ate the triceratops leg which they had initially planned on saving, and the four hit the road with round bellies.

 

This frozen land was isolated from the rest of the world. Along the way, all they met was silence, this place had long been forgotten. 

 

Black felt a little uneasy deep down. He had lived here for his entire life, and although they occasionally went to the breeding grounds, it wasn’t too far from their home. 

 

Turning around, he saw White running wildly with Louis on his back. Others may not be able to tell, but Black, who grew up with him, could interpret every movement and expression of his, and could see that White was extremely excited.

 

Two years ago, White was already clamouring about going to a further away place to hunt, but was ruthlessly suppressed by Black. Additionally, at that time, they had no egg, and certainly held a desire to go to the breeding grounds to obtain (steal?!) an egg, hence this matter was left unsettled. 

 

Right now, White’s wish could be considered to be fulfilled. One entire week or losing feathers and teeth caused the cheerful idiot to feel depressed all day. It had been a long time since Black last saw White this happy.

 

“Dear~ Look at what I found?!” White’s cheerful shout came from ahead. Listening carefully, low pitched chirps could also be heard. Him making a cub’s sounds showed that White was truly very happy.

 

“What’s up? You’re carrying the cub, be careful when you move about.” Steadily catching up, reliable father • Black criticized his partner.

 

“Look! It’s Crunchy Grass [1]嘎吱草:嘎吱 is the crunching sound made when eating the grass! See!” White jumped around in circles at his original location, using his paws to motion to Black to look at his feet. When Black looked down, his eyes widened.

 

“Woow–” It was indeed Crunchy Grass. This was everywhere when they were younger, and was the favourite plant of the two. Later, as the land got colder, this cute grass no longer grew. Black swallowed a mouthful of saliva. Heavens knew how much he missed the crunch and crispness of this grass.

 

“This must be the last Crunchy Grass left in the world! Dear, I’ll give it to you!”  He took an intoxicated sniff of the grass before moving aside, signalling to his partner to eat the grass.

 

“Idiot! We have babies now, we should let them eat first.” Reliable father • Black swallowed his saliva before sternly refusing.

 

He transformed into his human form, carefully plucking the Crunchy Grass before placing it before Louis and their worrisome bald cub.

 

“Bleh–” Louis jumped away disinterestedly.

 

“Ptui!” Old man, it’s enough for you to make me eat fruits and raw meat everyday, but now– You even want to feed me grass! Meng Jiuzhao heartlessly turned his head.

 

“?” The two fathers stared at each other. Why were the two cubs’ reactions so– hurtful?

 

In the end, the cubs’ rejections were nulled, and their dads forcibly stuffed two leaves into their mouths. The eight-leafed Crunchy Grass was then split equally between the family of four.

 

As long as their family was together, they would not fear no matter where they went. After tasting the long lost delicacy, Black quickened his pace to catch up with White.

 

Author has something to say:

(rough translation) This is the era of a small group of dinosaurs that managed to survive even though most others perished. Mammals are no longer as weak and small as they used to be, and plants have already evolved. The world is also slowly getting warmer.

The two country bumpkin dinosaurs are finally leaving their nest.

 

Translator has something to say:

Black and White are way too precious!!!

References

References
1 嘎吱草:嘎吱 is the crunching sound made when eating the grass
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Primitive Once Again

Primitive Once Again

原始再来
Score 8
Status: Ongoing Type: Author: , Released: 2014 Native Language: Chinese
This is the story of a Kantas couple’s successful efforts to lay (steal) egs: “… You stole it?” Black’s expression tensed as he cautiously lowered his body, using his wings to conceal the nest more tightly. “I didn’t steal–” Listening to Black’s question, White’s expression became prouder. He stuffed the large white egg beneath his butt as he replied excitedly, “I laid it!” Boom– Black seemed to have heard the sound of a string known as rationality snapping in his head. He finally knew what was more infuriating than a husband leaving home for half a year only to come back with a wife three months pregnant. Which was– A wife leaving home for a few days to find out that his husband had laid an egg! The story’s protagonist → Meng Jiuzhao (crying) : I am that egg.   Support the author here

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