Gentle Beast 30

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"Hey, where are you taking me——"

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu beat against Rhode's shoulders and struggled in his arms.

She did not know him at all and they had never met, why did he come take her away without reason?

"Be honest!" Rhode slapped his hand rudely on Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu's ass, striding out of the house, declaring impatiently, "You must have known our rules when you came to the tribe. The females here are all shared, including you. . . Don't be so fussy. Haven't you already done it with Ryan?"

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu's face flushed a brilliant red for a moment then she helplessly panicked, "Of course not! . . . I am Ryan's friend, not a female of your race!"

"Friends? That guy hasn't even had you yet?" Rhode's brow shot up, then his entire face shifted and he carried Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu to the other side, "Then just let me be your first."

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu's eyes went wide and she slapped Rhode's shoulders, "Don't! You let me go!"

Unfortunately, her strength was far too weak and the leopards had thick skin. She was entirely insignificant.

The violent struggle only attracted the attention of others along the road.

Unfortunately, it was only their "attention".

None were willing to come up and help her.

Not to mention that this was commonplace for the leopards, but they were also an indifferent and independent, withdrawn race. "Meddling in other's business"——those four words did not belong to them.

The reason it was attracting attention was because it was a little unusual.

As soon as Ryan had brought her in, the young female had been stamped with "Leader Ryan's" seal.

Most leopards were too terrified to openly rob the man. With the only exception being Rhode, the fore-bringer of his own death type of lunatic.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu's heart gradually began to sink, deep into a surge of desperation.

Not far ahead was a sloop-roofed house, and according to the path Rhode was walking, it was likely his house.

Seeing herself draw closer to Rhode's house. . . she would never have a chance to escape once she was inside.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu clenched her teeth and looked at him. Regardless of the beastmen along the street, she took the army knife out of her space and swept out the blade. She lifted it high and stabbed down with all her strength at Rhode's shoulder——

"Ah. . ."

The sharp blade pierced flesh and Rhade gasped on cold air.

He turned and saw the knife sunk halfway into his flesh, blood gushing from the wound.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu did not stop and instead clenched harder and forced it even deeper!

"Damn it. . ." Rhode took hold of Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu's hand and cursed, "You suicidal woman!"

He pulled out the knife and flung it far away, looking at Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu with angry flames flashing in his eyes.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu shoved with all her body's force and it wrenched at her abdominal wound but she persisted, "Put me. . . down."

Rhode had thought she was a temping sheep and hadn't expected to be bit back. He licked his teeth and sneered, "Dream on!"

He kicked open the door of his house and walked into the house, tossing Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu mercilessly onto the bed.

*

Rhode did this with far more intent than to just anger Ryan.

Ryan had been besieged by the wolves and seriously injured. Everyone thought he would die, but not only did Ryan come back intact, but even stronger than before.

During the entire period of his injury, only this one female was in contact with him.

——Therefore, it all had to do with this girl.

Rhode firmly believed that Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu's body hid some secret.

He leaned over and his long claws pinched her chin as he looked over her entire body.

Her face was small, shoulder thin, and her breasts weren't full. Other than her slender waist and thin legs, she had no advantage. She had no hair, naked as a boiled egg. . . she had yet to reach maturity.

Rhode couldn't help but smack his lips in suspicion, "Ryan can actually see you?"

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu was powerless to argue with him, so she pit her lower lip until it bled white.

When Rhode threw her onto the bed, her waist slammed into the edge of the bed and the wound that had just begun to heal had torn open. Her face was pale with pain.

Rhode saw her trembling, and thought that she was trembling with fear, licked his teeth in delight.

"So now you can be scared? Girl, where did that courage go?"

". . ." Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu's voice was too quiet.

"What did you say? Speak louder," Rhode raised his eyebrows.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu repeated herself but he still could not hear it clearly.

Rhode impatiently bowed his head, "If you want to beg for mercy. . ."

A tear rolled down Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu's face. Her voice was weak and she was almost paralyzed, "Pain. . . don't press me down. . ."

Ryan kicked open the door then. Standing in the doorway, this was the scene he saw.

The stout male pressed over the pretty little girl, her face pressed to the bed and her body held tight until there was almost no gab at all.

The girl's eyes were flushed and tears hung on her lashes, making her look pitiful.

"Bang——!"

The wooden door fell heavily to the ground making a heavy, muffled sound.

Rhode followed the sound with his gaze and saw Ryan's icy visage, slightly stiff.

He expected Ryan to come but not quite that fast.

Rhode soon recovered his exposure and snarled, "Sorry, Ryan. I already ate her. . ."

As soon as his voice fell, he was grabbed by the neck and thrust over to the window.

Ryan lifted him from the bed and lifted him high, then smashed him fiercely to the ground——

The floor made a loud noise and the whole house shook.

Rhode groaned and was just starting to sit up when Ryan planted a foot on his face and shoved him back under the bed.

"Rhode, do you want to die?"

This was the first thing Ryan said since entering the room.

Rhode spat out a mouthful of dirt and sat on the ground, "Ryan, don't forget that the females of this tribe are shared. The patriarch is no exception. How can you alone enjoy this female's ability? Why not let me have a piece of it?"

Ryan's expression did not change and he leaned over, his firm arms lifting Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu from the bed.

When he saw blood pouring down from Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu's abdomen, his eyes went dark.

"If I told the tribe this girl had an unusual ability, guess what they would. . ."

"Shut your mouth." Ryan lifted his right foot and stepped heavily on Rhode shoulder hard.

For a moment, Rhode's face twitched and a sharp pain came from the scapula——

Then came the crack of broken bone.

Ryan: "You let me hear your nonsense again and I will tear you to pieces."

*

Back at his cabin, Ryan gently set Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu down on his bed.

The girl's belly was bleeding badly and her whole face was white, cold sweat almost soaking her entire body.

Ryan hooked his claws in her clothes and opened them up. The originally stitched shut wound had opened up and blood leaked continuously.

From start to end, Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu, apart from the tears in front of Rhode, had not cried.

Ryan's finger pressed around the wound.

Finally, he set aside her clothes and walked out of the cabin.

Soon, Ryan returned with the doctor Bethan.

Bethan saw Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu's wounds and the dark circles around his eyes were even darker when he told her, "You. . . didn't I tell you to take care of yourself?!"

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu lowered her eyes and her lashes drooped against her cheeks. When she heard Bethan's words, her shoulders curled up.

Ryan whispered: "Don't blame her."

Bethan listened and he turned to ask, "So it's you that's not taking good care of her?"

Ryan was silent, and he did not answer. "Can you fix it?"

"I'll try," Bethan said not lightly, "Her body was already not healing too well. This time, I cannot give much assurance."

"Be sure to cure it," Ryan's voice was heavy with unquestionable command, "Cure her and your race will be provided food for three winters by the leopards."

Bethan's eyes brightened, "Deal."

Although the bleeding of Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu's wounds was serious, Bethan's originally sutures were very good and it had not caused more damage.

Bethan first stopped her bleeding then slathered on anti-inflammatory medicine and told Ryan:

"If she has a fever overnight, wipe her body down with a damp cloth. Avoid touching the wound until her temperature drops back to normal."

After Bethan left, the room returned to silence.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu's motionless body laid on the bed, her hands and feet obediently placed to the side.

She was frightened by what Bethan had just said. If her wound was to crack open again, her belly would have a hole forever.

Even when Ryan came to check her forehead, she did not move——

Fortunately, she had no fever.

Ryan retracted his hand and asked abruptly, "Did Rhode touch you?"

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu glimpsed at him slightly and shook her head, "No."

"Sorry," Ryan's voice was quiet and he spoke slowly, "It won't happen again."

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu licked her lips but didn't say anything.

When Ryan got up and was about to go outside, she whispered, ". . .Ryan."

He paused and she cautiously, carefully asked, "You. . . your females. . . are all shared?"

Ryan pondered for a moment, then said slowly, "No."

He added: "You are not."

End Chapter 30 of 77

17 comments:

  1. Good thing that Ryan came on time otherwise ...Thanks for this chapter.

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    1. You're welcome, and yes. I've never been put in that position before, but I am ace, so I cannot help but cringe and pray for the best for her.

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  2. Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    Ryan didn't disable both of Rhode's arm? ..disappointing..

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    1. So violent! . . . I like it~! Someone after my own heart. <3

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    2. XD *hire cupid for a commision*

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  3. Soo.. He count her as his female

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    1. That appears to be the mindset here. We still haven't really had much from Ryan's perspective in regards to Xiao Ou and how he feels about her, but he does have some protective feelings towards her, and at least some possessive designs on the mystery of her existence.

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  4. This poor girl. Even if she was Ryan's female could anyone from the tribe just pick up and go with the leaders 'stuff'? Time for some disciplining me thinks.

    Thanks for the chapter!!

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    1. Guwah, I know right? At least Ryan's looking out for her. If you think about it, what he's already done for her is kind of intense? I mean, he's brought her to his village, housed her in his home, prevented his tribe from seeing her at their fancy, promised three (THREE!!!) winters worth of food for the pandas to heal her, (and in the next chapter even expanded his courtyard for her). Like, can I have myself a Ryan please? He's a cat, he's dedicated, he's got good leadership skills, and he's diligent towards her needs. My perfect beau~!

      You're welcome~!

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  5. Thank you for the chapter :))

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  6. thanks!
    what. why didn't he just kill rhode? i know i would've, in that situation, wahahah! well, if ryan didn't come, this series would have had to add another genre under it, aye...poor Ou. just leave! go bac, aaahhh

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    1. You're welcome! And, believe me. I know the feeling. On one hand, I feel like Ryan should be a tag all his own and on the other, I feel that without him, there would be so many more tags and a much shorter story.

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  7. *cough possesive alert
    Thanks for the chapter

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