Chapter 48: Kill Each Other
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Shuang Yun gripped the wolf fang necklace tightly, his eyes turning slightly red.
He suddenly stood up and walked out of the house in silence.
Lin Huanhuan quickly got up and chased after him. When she found Shuang Yun, she saw him squatting at the entrance of the cave and looking out.
She saw his spine quiver and his shoulders rise and fall.
Lin Huanhuan couldn’t help but stop in her tracks. She stood where she was and looked at his back silently.
As proud as Shuang Yun was, he probably didn’t want anyone to see him weak.
She waited for a long time until Shuang Yun’s back stopped trembling. Then, she walked over and sat down beside him.
Shuang Yun’s expression had returned to normal. If not for the redness at the corners of his eyes revealing the traces of his crying, Lin Huanhuan might have just thought he was sitting here and admiring the snow.
He was still holding the wolf fang necklace in his hand. He looked at the ‘ice sculptures’ outside the cave, thinking about something.
All the remains of the wolves were placed at the entrance of the cave. Ice and snow had fallen on them, freezing them into ice sculptures. It was impossible to tell who was who.
Even after several days, their corpses showed no signs of decay.
Lang Zhu’s remains were among them.
After a long time, Huanhuan heard Shuang Yun’s hoarse voice. “My father died very early. The female who gave birth to me only knows how to enjoy herself. She doesn’t care about my life at all. I was forced to follow behind the adults to learn how to hunt. In the end, because I wasn’t experienced enough, I was careless and my leg was bitten by a wild beast. I was carried back, but the female didn’t even look at me. She was still having fun. I could only hide in my room alone and watch the wound rot every day. I felt like my father’s corpse after he died…”
He suddenly laughed at himself.
His dark green eyes seemed to be covered in frost and were lifeless.
Lin Huanhuan was already used to the arrogant Shuang Yun. When she saw his expression that was close to despair, she felt as if her heart was blocked by something.
She couldn’t resist taking his hand.
Shuang Yun woke from his dark memories. He saw that the little female was looking at him worriedly, and his heart warmed.
His cold and gloomy mood was immediately dispelled.
He took the opportunity to pull her into his arms and lowered his head to kiss her fair face. He continued, “I was injured and couldn’t participate in the hunt anymore. I had finished eating all the remaining food in the house. I could only welcome death on an empty stomach.”
Lin Huanhuan hugged his neck tightly and rubbed his chin like a little rabbit comforting a big bad wolf.
Shuang Yun touched the back of her neck. “Later, the old witch doctor discovered that I was injured. He treated my injuries and gave me food. Then, he personally taught me how to hunt. He was both like my teacher and my father. My life changed because of him. I respect him very, very much. I even planned that when he got too old to walk in the future, I could take good care of him until he died. However, I didn’t expect him to leave in such a hurry… W-Why was he so impatient?!”
In the end, he couldn’t help but tear up again.
He lowered his head and buried his face in Lin Huanhuan’s neck.
Lin Huanhuan felt her neck getting wet.
She gently stroked Shuang Yun’s back as if she were stroking a big dog that had been injured.
The crystal clear ice sculptures stood in the night like heroes at the end of the road, lonely and sad.
Shuang Yun went to discuss the plan to deal with the Black River Wolf Tribe with the beasts in the tribe. He didn’t return until very late.
Lin Huanhuan looked at his frown and asked tentatively, “How did the discussion go?”
“It didn’t go well.”
This was expected. After all, the Black River Tribe had three times the number of the Rock Wolf Tribe. It would definitely not be easy to deal with them.
Lin Huanhuan said slowly, “Eat something first. We’ll help you think of a solution later.”
Shuang Yun looked at her obedient and cute appearance. He couldn’t help but lower his head to kiss the corner of her mouth.
Before she could react, he pulled a face and pretended nothing had happened. He quickly turned around and left.
Lin Huanhuan watched him run away and couldn’t help but laugh. “Why is this guy so awkward?!”
After dinner, Shuang Yun prepared to go back and continue thinking about how to deal with the enemy.
Lin Huanhuan blocked his way. “Where do you want to go? Didn’t we agree to discuss a plan together?!”
Shuang Yun groaned twice.
He had no intention of letting Huanhuan get involved in this. She had just recovered from a serious illness and needed to rest. She couldn’t tire herself out.
Fighting was a male’s business. His little female just had to enjoy life at home.
In the end, it was Bai Di who said, “Actually, you might not lose this round. Although the Black River Wolf Tribe has the advantage in numbers, they’re not united. As long as we divide them slightly, we can make them kill each other.”
Shuang Yun immediately looked at him. “What do you have in mind?”
“Let’s sit down and talk.”
Bai Di didn’t want to get involved in the wolf tribes’ affairs, but the Black River Wolf Tribe had gone too far this time. If not for Huanhuan’s cleverness, she might have been kidnapped when they returned home.
He would not let go of anyone who dared to hurt Huanhuan!
Bai Di waited for Shuang Yun and Huan Huan to sit down before continuing.
“The Black River Wolf Tribe is made up of 14 different-sized groups. The two strongest groups are the Wolf Clan and the Wild Horse Clan. As far as I know, there has always been friction between the Wild Horse Clan and the Wolf Clan. If we can join forces with the Wild Horse Group to deal with the Black River Wolf Tribe, our chances of success should be much higher.”
Lin Huanhuan muttered softly, “One eats meat while the other eats grass. The two of them are natural enemies. It would be strange if their relationship is good.”
Bai Di stroked her head. “Last spring, the wild horses gave birth to a litter of cubs. In the end, a dozen of them were stolen by the greedy wolf beasts, and the two sides fought fiercely over it. Unfortunately, they were about the same strength. After fighting for a long time, there was no winner. In the end, the wild horses could only endure it.”
He said slowly, “This winter will pass quickly. The wild horses will definitely give birth again. Do you think they’ll be worried that the beasts of the Wolf Clan will use the same trick to attack their cubs again?”
Once bitten, twice shy. After the Wild Horse Clan suffered once, they definitely wouldn’t let the wolves near their cubs again.
However, how could they guard themselves against the wolves?
To the wild horses, the best way to protect their cubs was to get the Wolf Clan out of the Black River Wolf Tribe completely!
Shuang Yun thought for a moment. “That’s a good idea, but there’s a problem. How can we make the Wild Horse Clan agree to join forces with us?”
Even if the Wild Horse Clan was unhappy with the Black River Wolf Tribe, they might not trust the Rock Wolf Tribe. After all, the Rock Wolf Tribe was also a wolf tribe. In their eyes, all carnivores were equally detestable.