Their happiness ended the moment they reached their destination.
Looking at the familiar neat cracks on the ground, Eim’s face immediately paled–
“Dad! Brother!!” He picked up his pace, trying to peer into the cracks. A gale blew from the cracks, nearly blowing Eim away. Fortunately, Black held him down before he was blown away.
“This place… This place originally used to be flat land…” Eim said tremblingly, looking at Black in despair.
“…” Black didn’t know how to reply. It seemed that not only did the earthquake cause them to be separated from their hometown, but also made Eim’s home disappear.
The edges of the continent were being redefined. Two separate continents were suddenly joined together, while an originally whole continent was split.
“They might now be where our home was.” Black did not know how much of the continent had split, so he could only comfort Eim like this.
Eim burst into tears.
Seeing his plight, Black once more thought about the time when he was separated from his father. Dad had also left in this manner. Thinking of this, his eyes reddened.
“It’s fortunate that we weren’t separated by the quake just now.” White gently rubbed his shoulders.
The snow which hadn’t fallen in a while started falling heavily again. Black dug a hole in the snow and carefully placed their cubs inside, then pulled Eim, who was currently kneeling down and crying, into the hole. Noticing that Meng Jiuzhao was cold to the point of having a runny nose, Eim held back his mucus and started a fire. The small cave gradually got warmer.
Wind whistled from outside the cave, and inside, Eim was still crying. Thanks to the warmth of the fire, Louis was not the least bit cold and started brushing Meng Jiuzhao’s hair with his beak. Suddenly, he paused his actions, chubby body upright for a moment, before running out of the hole while chirping.
Black and White sat up vigilantly and looked out of the cave–
And saw monsters they had never seen before!
They had no scales, and each had different appearances. The only thing they had in common was their long and thick coat of fur. Their coats came in all colours, and some even had complicated black patterns. One of them even had a strange nose!
“What are these?” Black was stunned.
“Eating them must be difficult with so much fur…” White’s first thought was a practical issue.
“!!” This was from Meng Jiuzhao, who was trying hard to hold onto Louis’ body as he stuck out his head. He identified the creatures running in their direction with some difficulty: There were tigers, lions, bears… Oh God! There was even a mammoth!”
Meng Jiuzhao wasn’t sure if he identified them all correctly. After all, they were much larger than described in “The Introduction to Ancient Creatures”!
“Eh?” Eim rubbed his eyes with some strength, wiping away his tears and snot with the back of his hand in passing.
The herd stopped before the entrance of their cave.
While Black was still dumbstruck, the group of strange creatures raised their forelimbs, transitioning into humanoid form as they stood up!
Black felt as if his mind was blank!
Unaware of the changes in Black’s mind, Eim got up, cautiously sticking his head out of the cave.
These people did not spare them a glance, only spreading apart and carefully inspecting the crack. It seemed that they were here to investigate the impacts of the earthquake.
Eim spoke timidly, “We- we are from the snow rabbit race.”
These people were from a tribe, Eim could tell at first glance. The group consisted of the top predators of this continent, and just the coercive aura emanating off their bodies was enough to make Eim’s legs go soft. Seeing that they had concluded their investigation and were about to head back, Eim knew he couldn’t wait anymore and jumped out to shout at them.
“C-could you bring us with you? The earthquake was so terrible, and my family was…” Those guys were terrifying, but he could only ask them for help. As he rambled on, Eim’s eyes were hot again. He hurriedly lowered his head to wipe away his tears.
“We–” Don’t need any rabbits, they aren’t even enough to fill the gaps between our teeth!
The leader of the group was about to coldly refuse, but he suddenly saw Black and White standing behind Eim.
Then, he blushed.
Immediately following, the people behind him also blushed.
“We, we came precisely to bring you all back to our tribe!” The large man with a red face said righteously.
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