“This is honey, and it can make food tastier. This is Fishbone Grass, and has the effect of removing stench on meat.” Eim introduced the various items he had on hand.
There weren’t many, but they were enough to shock Black and White who had never seen the world.
“Were they all discovered by you?” Black was hooked to the smell of roasted meat, and the fact that Baby really liked this meat excited him further. When Baby ate meat mush, he would always be frowning, and would never eat it until he was unbearably hungry, but now he would actively ask for meat. Not eating up this person was indeed a good decision!
Eim’s face reddened again. This person was also beautiful, and had the same hair colour as the beauty called White, yet he had a different iris colour. Could they be brothers? (He guessed the truth to a certain extent —.—)
“N-no, I didn’t discover them. Our tribe used 20 carts of black stone to exchange for these from other tribes.”
“Tribe? What is this ‘Tribe’ thing?” In regards to the outside world, White has always been curious. Since this was the first person they bumped into after leaving their nest, of course he had to be questioned thoroughly.
“Uh… It’s a place where many people live together.” Eim thought of a simpler explanation.
“Oh, then it’s just like how Black and I, Louis and Baby live together.” White tilted his head.
From what he knew, the people of their species lived alone, and he had never heard of cases like Black and his, where they lived together and hunted together. They always thought they were different, but it seems that their behaviour was actually normal?!
“No, there are more people in a tribe. You guys will be considered as a family. A tribe is made of many families, where parents and their young live together. Sometimes, the parents’ parents would even live together with them.” Eim raised his arms, using it to trace a large circle in the air.
“Many people living together?” Did that mean many Kantas living together? That was way too inconceivable. The only time White would see a large number of Kantas would be when they were at the breeding grounds.
Because they were unwilling to let the others see their cub forms, they would always be the last to leave. Could it be that after leaving the breeding ground, the other adult Kantas would gather at the place called “Tribe”?
White asked with eyes wide open, “If so many people live together, will you have enough food to eat?”
“Everyone can look for food together, of course. Plus, doesn’t it feel safer when everyone lives together? Some of the adults will go and find food, while the others will stay to protect the tribe, and there will even be some who specifically take care of cubs like Baby… Isn’t that great!” Eim slowly described this powerful, safe, and beautiful scene.
“It does sound pretty good.”
“It’s a pity that I do not live there.” Eim shook his head, “My family has always lived here, and I’ve only seen a tribe once when I followed my dad to exchange for food.”
Strong tribesmen, cubs that grew up chubby as a result of the safe environment, and an endless stream of interesting objects… Everything was what Eim had longed for.
“Us as well.” White nodded. “Our dad also brought us here to live.” Plus, dad was so strong that we never needed to exchange for food, to the point that we have never heard of the term “tribe” o(╯□╰)o
“You live here too? I’ve lived here since birth, but I’ve never seen you before?” Eim asked curiously. Perhaps due to their common experiences, he was now less shy when interacting with White.
“No, I live over there.” White pointed to the other side of the cliff.
Eim’s face changed drastically, “You guys actually live in such a terrible area?!”
“Is there something wrong?” Having the place they lived in their entire lives be called “terrible” caused Black and White to look at each other in dismay. Could it be… That they’ve actually been living in a horrible place for such a long time?
“There are monsters there, really scary monsters!” Eim said sternly.
“According to my grandfather, those monsters have pitch black scales all over their bodies! They also have incomparably large wings, and are extremely tall, much taller than the three of us combined! They have eyes as huge as the sun, and their eyes can even glow in the dark! Plus, their mouths are extremely big, capable of swallowing you whole!”
Black silently estimated the size of a Kantas, before calculating how large three could possibly be, and finally shook his head.
“The monster you just described cannot possibly exist. It is very safe on the other side, and all the prey there are weaker than us. But recently the weather has been bad, and there are barely any living creatures left there.”
“Really?” Eim’s eyes widened.
“Why should I lie to you?” White bared his teeth, “My front teeth are the largest and best looking ones over there.”
“Ah? How can that be?” Eim looked at White’s “largest and best looking front teeth” and noticed that they weren’t even as large as his, and suddenly felt relieved.
“So it’s really a legend, huh?” That thing he thought to be a monster and was frightened by already became their meal. It was even killed so easily by the beautiful brothers who seemed weaker than him, proving that those monsters weren’t much. Therefore, the words said by grandpa were definitely meant to trick the children.
“Anyway, I’ve never seen any monsters over there.” Listening to White’s confident conclusion, Meng Jiuzhao turned his line of sight to Louis who was silently eating raw meat next to them… or actually, his blood stained teeth.
Those two rows of teeth would quickly grow to have a sharpness capable of eating an entire body. That chubby body would also eventually become much larger than 3 people combined.
Meng Jiuzhao, who had long realised that Eim was not a Kantas, started worrying deeply about his parents’ observation skills.
Dear~ The monsters are actually referring to us!
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