There was actually a skull boiling at the bottom of the pot!
The skin that was originally on the skull had already dissolved in the water, showing a wide open mouth filled with densely packed sharp teeth.
Sita was extremely familiar with these teeth! She could immediately recognise that these were the teeth of the monsters she encountered that day!
“Carat! What is this?!” Sita hugged the large pot and ran back to the dining area.
Placing the pot heavily onto the ground, everyone could clearly see what was inside!
Except for Carat– Well, he really didn’t see. Why are we expecting so much from a disabled man with 0.01 vision?
Because of his bad eyesight, Carat would frequently put in things in their food that were not suitable to be put in. Getting yelled by the tribesmen everyday caused him to– Become immune to the yelling. (Hey!!)
“Is… There something wrong?” Carat slowly asked.
Everyone: = =///
There are many things wrong…
Everyone saw the huge skull at the bottom of the pot. However, those who never encountered the monsters didn’t know what this was supposed to mean, and could only instinctively sense danger.
Such a hideous skull had never been seen before.
Those huge teeth could obviously only belong to top predators. They have definitely not hunted any of such creatures recently!
So where exactly did Carat get this from?
Thinking that they were forced to eat something of unknown origins yet again, the tribesmen looked at their half eaten food, immediately feeling unwell.
“…” Salle came over to look at the horrifying skull. Sita’s pale face was evidence of her knowing something about it, so Salle walked to her, using his gaze to question her.
“This… This is the skull of that monster!”
“The same type of monster that ate Phil and Philly!”
Sita’s words were like a bomb, exploding and stunning the members of the tribe.
“Ah?” Fendi, who was trying his best to gnaw on the bone, widened his mouth in shock.
Everyone else’s reaction was similar to his. Only Andy, who didn’t eat the meat, had a quicker reaction. He furrowed his brows as he walked to the other pots, fishing out the other Utah Raptor carcasses.
Sharp Claw (It couldn’t be cooked so it was left alone) x3, Skull with Sharp Teeth (one of them was not fully cooked and the skin was still on it) x2, Whip-like Tail with Hard Scales x0.5 (The other half was already in Xiao Ding’s stomach 囧).
The above 5.5 items were then displayed before every tribesman.
“We ate two monsters…” Sita’s face paled.
“The monster’s meat is really hard–” Fendi looked at the bone that he had gnawed on for a long time but still wasn’t finished.
“Phil, Philly, we’ve avenged you!” The other reindeers burst into tears.
Although the monsters didn’t taste nor look good, in times when food was scarce, this didn’t matter to everyone. Nobody wasted food, polishing off every piece of meat (Xiao Ding also finished the 0.5 of the tail), even drinking the soup after eating the meat. This period allowed Sita to calm down. The pot she poured water out from was used to place the skulls of the monster, so deciding to roast instead of boil, Sita started preparing dinner for the cubs.
Meng Jiuzhao looked at what was being roasted with bright eyes.
The creature Sita called a Snow Dolphin seemed to be Earth’s… Penguin?
This was an animal from legends, and Meng Jiuzhao had only seen them in movies. He never knew that these creatures could be treated as food!
Wiping his saliva on Louis, Meng Jiuzhao started anticipating his dinner.
Although he wasn’t hungry at all, it was still penguin meat! It looked extremely fatty and delicious to eat~
Of course, while he waited for his food, he didn’t forget to prick his ears to listen to the movement behind him.
Carat was being surrounded by people.
The tribesmen who just had their fill started extracting a confession from him.
“Speak! Where did you get this monster from?”
“Even Sita fears this monster, but you actually cooked it! Speak! How did you do it?!”
Over the past few days, waiting for the monsters’ appearance had brought much pressure to the people of the tribe. Realising that they just had two of those monsters for dinner inexplicably encouraged them. After the pressure on them disappeared, everyone naturally held curiosity for the origin of the food.
Carat felt the bone of what the others called a monster.
“No wonder… Today’s animal was so hard to cut apart…”
Hey… Your reaction is too late, okay?!
“Because I couldn’t cut through no matter how hard I tried, I threw it directly into the pot to cook.” Carat scratched his head.
“It was cooked for half a day before it managed to get softer, then I split them into seven pots… And because it smelled quite fishy, I added a lot of ginger. Later, Xiao Ding told me that I mistook Vash for ginger, so I added some more things before serving the food up.
Sounds like you know how terrible this pot of food tastes–
Everyone’s faces had black lines after they heard how Carat made this black cuisine. They were about to get to the most important portion of the explanation, but for some reason, Carat stopped speaking.
“And then?” The impatient Fendi couldn’t help urging him.
“Then?” Carat tilted his head, “Then we started eating ah.”
Our pants are already off, but this is what you show us!? ←Although they didn’t have pants, at this moment, the whole tribe felt the deep malice that only those privileged to own pants could feel.
“We are asking how you got those guys’ meat, no one is asking you how you cooked it!” Fendi got annoyed. He felt that in the tribe, the person he was least able to get along with was Carat the snake.
“But, didn’t you just ask how I made this? Isn’t it natural for me to say how I cooked it…” Carat’s face was blank.
To be able to misinterpret others’ question to this extent–
Fendi once again affirmed that he and Carat really couldn’t get along!
“When I was preparing to cook today, I went to the kitchen to look for things I could cook with, and then I found them.” In the end, Carat truthfully explained the origin of the main dish.
“I thought you were the ones who placed it there, since you usually leave the ingredients there after you hunt them.”
Carat’s reason was very valid. As a chef, it couldn’t be blamed on them for making food from whatever limited ingredient there was in the kitchen. However, the ingredients were what made everyone tangled.
Emm, the gaze of their chef also made them very tangled–
Who killed these monsters and left them in the kitchen?
It was usually having things missing that made people worry. They did not know that having more things could make them worry as well.
Everyone kept looking at each other.
“Eim was the one who left them there.” Black, who was sitting next to Eim, suddenly spoke.
“Ah?” Everyone’s eyes immediately focussed on Eim who was huddled in a corner feeding rabbits.
“What;s wrong?” Eim, who was feeding his father Crunchy Grass after seeing him eat so quickly, was stunned.
“Eim, was the meat we just ate… Was that meat left in the kitchen by you?” Sita looked at Eim with complicated eyes.
“En.” Not thinking that it was a big deal, Eim admitted happily.
“What we just ate is a Utah Raptor. Although it looks a little scary, it’s really easy to kill. We are stronger than them. Although they can run very well, they have less stamina than us, and we also have traps.” Eim taught them the common sense about this prey that he had learnt from White.
“I’m sorry, we wanted to eat some fresh Crunchy Grass, so we snuck out at night…”
The tribe had recently issued a ban on members of the tribe from going out, but Eim looked pitiful with his head lowered. Coupled with Louis and his Rabbit Dad eating crunchy grass at one side (They were only eating it to prevent constipation), the others couldn’t find it in them to scold him.
“… We ran into these Utah Raptors when we were looking for Crunchy Grass, so we made some traps and lured them over. Who would have thought we actually caught them…”
Eim described the process of him and Black’s family catching the Utah Raptors clearly (and without context).
The simplicity of the process gave those big men and women a huge shock.
These terrifying fellas were actually this easy to catch?
“Don’t worry, this isn’t our first time catching an Utah Raptor, we even ate it once before…”
What Eim was referring to was naturally the raptor he had during his first meeting with Black and White. But in everyone’s ears, it sounded as if snow rabbits frequently hunted these monsters known as Utah Raptors…
The image of the rabbit family, who were currently bowing their heads and eating Crunchy Grass, suddenly became unfathomable.
Translator has something to say:
Sorry for delaying the update by so long .·´¯`(>▂<)´¯`·. My new semester turned out to be much busier than expected and I forgot to update…
Also, thank you for the comments, I read them and it makes me feel like I’m actually translating for people to read(. ❛ ᴗ ❛.)