Gentle Beast 75 Part 1

Sorry for the delay guys. I had three finals to take on Monday, and I caught a cold last friday. Then after my finals, the stress letdown triggered my chronic insomnia so I didn’t sleep at all for like two days, and I finally crashed. Now, I’m back on the ball. This is only part one of three. . .

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“No, nothing,” Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu mumbled, having a guilty conscience as she got in the car.

She didn’t know how to explain it to Ryan. She had never thought she would one day buy something like that herself.

The small box in her left pocket burned like a hot potato and her ears flushed red.

But, what other solution did she have?

Other people’s boyfriends were well prepared in advance, only her “boyfriend” had no concept of contraception.

Along with Ryan’s frequent desires, if she did not take precaution, then she would soon get pregnant.
But she didn’t want to have a baby so soon. . .

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu’s heart was tangled.

Fortunately, Ryan did not ask, presumably already accustomed to the strangeness of the human world, and his gaze shifted elsewhere. His tail could not wait to sweep out from behind, curling through the window to dangle loosely toward the ground.

After hiding it for the entire day, it finally had the opportunity to be let out.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu had originally intended to go home directly, but seeing Ryan’s tail, she remembered that she still hadn’t gone to get Gǔn Gǔn despite being back for so many days already.

Quickly turning the car, she turned toward her friend’s house.

Her friend had taken good care of Gǔn Gǔn for two months.

Gǔn Gǔn had long forgotten that Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu had abandoned him, and when she appeared, he meowed and enthusiastically ran toward her.

Unfortunately, he was stopped in the air by an arm.

Ryan’s hand closed around Gǔn Gǔn’s neck, and he indifferently looked at it, asking, “Who’s this stupid cat?”

Hanging in the air, Gǔn Gǔn meowed restlessly, flopping about trying to escape his hand.

“His name is Gǔn Gǔn, and he’s my pet,” Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu wanted to rescue the cat from his hand, thinking then she added, “And he’s not stupid. He’s very smart.”

“Male?” Ryan licked his lips and lowered his voice.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu’s hands on the steering wheel stalled slightly and she nodded.

Then, she saw Ryan open the window and raise his hand to throw the cat right out the window.

“Ryan!” Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu hurriedly parked the car at the side of the road, frightened, “Gǔn Gǔn is just a cat, even if he’s male, it’s just an animal that doesn’t know anything. You can’t treat him like that. . .” She said so and grabbed Gǔn Gǔn from his hand.

“I am also an animal,” Ryan looked at her with a stark contrast to her anxiety, reminding her, “Leopard.”
“But, you can become a man. . .” She subconsciously explained, then halfway suddenly understood why Ryan cared.

She set Gǔn Gǔn in the back seat and turned dark eyes at him, “And, you’re not like Gǔn Gǔn.”

Ryan’s eyes narrowed, “Where aren’t we the same?”

"Gǔn Gǔn is my pet,” Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu bit her lip, seemingly embarrassed to say her next words, “You are my favorite person. . .”

A layer of blush colored the girl’s cheeks, like raindrops suddenly falling in the dry desert, instantly nourishing his dry heart.

Ryan held her waist and legs then kissed her at the corner of her mouth and sternly asked, “How much?”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu tilted her head, the kiss was itchy, and she shyly answered, “Won’t tell you.”

Ryan kissed her lips and twisted into her mouth, searching out her soft tongue to bite it.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu gasped and lifted her hands to push him away, but she was even more forcibly kissed.

After a long time, Ryan finally let her go and asked her again, in an almost mute voice, “Well? Tell me.”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu was dizzy from his kiss and she rested her cheek against his chest, unconsciously answering honestly, “Specially. . .”

“Compared to that stupid cat?”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu pressed her red face into his chest and muttered, “Not the same.”

Ryan raised his eyebrow and waited for the little one to explain where it was different.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu complained, “You are my boyfriend, you can’t compare with a pet.”

Ryan wasn’t satisfied with this name, but he was glad to be together. He wouldn’t be happy to separate. “You humans, have a name for a spouse besides this?”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu paused, “Yes.”

“What is it?”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu thought of it, and her ears quickly diffused into a layer of pink, and she opened her mouth. She couldn’t call out that word all the time.

“I’ll tell you later,” she said shamelessly.

“. . .”

. . .

Under Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu’s coordination for reconciliation, Ryan finally stopped mentioning throwing Gǔn Gǔn out the window.

But, the two cats had to live under the same roof, and it was not smooth sailing.

She wondered if Gǔn Gǔn knew that Ryan had almost thrown him out, but Gǔn Gǔn seemed very afraid of Ryan.

In that past, when Gǔn Gǔn got home, he would first occupy the sofa but today, he was hiding far away from it. He dared not approach the sofa where Ryan was sitting.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu couldn’t bear to look on and after taking a shower, gave Gǔn Gǔn one too. Then she let him go so he could sleep early, lest he be bullied by Ryan.

After giving him a shower, she turned to grab the hair dryer but when she turned around, he had run off to the balcony.

His body was dripping wet and his amber eyes were wide as he shivered out on the balcony.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu: “. . .”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu looked at Ryan who was sitting to the side, having a bit of a headache, “Ryan, did you scare him out there?”

Ryan folded a leg and propped up his chin, neither admitting or denying anything.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu was helpless. She turned to the balcony and beckoned, “Gǔn Gǔn, come. I’ll blow you dry.”

Gǔn Gǔn meowed twice and walked towards her.

He had only taken a step when cold eyes swept to the side and frightened him back immediately, hiding on the balcony.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu protested, “Ryan, stop frightening him. He’s very timid.”

Ryan finally looked up, his blue eyes staring silently at her, “Why did you bathe it?”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu stumbled, “Because, he won’t. . .”

“You didn’t help me bathe,” Ryan didn’t change his expression, and his voice even sounded calm, “I won’t either.”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu: “. . .”

As early as the first day, Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu had already taught him how to use the toilet and shower nozzle here.

He learned quickly and did not need her to teach him a second time.

But now, he said “no” with such a solemn face, even Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu almost believed him.

So, in order to reflect “fairness”, after helping the kitten take a shower, Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu would have to help the big cat take his.

But the bathroom was small and the water mist shrouded everything, so it was easy to have an accident while bathing.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu was brought out of the bathroom by Ryan, her newly changed pajamas wet and clinging tightly to her contours. Like a freshly picked peach.

Ryan laid her on the bed and leaned over, pressing to set his mouth against hers again.

When Ryan was about to enter again, Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu suddenly remembered something and turned to say urgently, “Ryan, wait, wait.”

She squeezed out from under Ryan and pulled open the bedside table to take out what she had bought earlier that day and said, blushing, “Put this on. . .”

Ryan frowned and look at it, “What is it?”

“You wear it first. . .”

After a while, Ryan voiced, “How?”

. . .

Ryan was impatient: “Too tight.”

“Don’t put it on.”

“You humans like to wear these things?”

. . .

. . .

*

The next day, Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu went to school to get a book and handled the procedures for withdrawal. Her legs were too soft and she almost couldn't drive.

Last night, the box of condoms had no use. Ryan eventually waved them away and tossed them into the trash.

He learned the use of condoms and tossed her mercilessly.

Regardless of how Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu explained that “didn’t want to give birth to his offspring” meant “didn’t want to give birth so soon”, it was useless.

Later, she cried too much and her pillow was soaked in her tears. Ryan just licked her tears away.

So, when Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu woke early that morning, her eyes were red and swollen. She iced them for a long time before it went away.

On the road, because her legs were weak, Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu used the gas several times instead of the brake and almost caused a traffic accident.

After the third mistake, Ryan finally could not stand it anymore and asked, “Do you need me to help?”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu looked at him strangely, “You know how to drive?”

Ryan raised his eyebrow, “It’s not that difficult.” He had watched her many times and was fairly proficient in theory.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu was slightly surprised. It had taken her three months to learn, how could Ryan figure it out in just a few days?

Even so, Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu didn’t dare give him the steering wheel.

Ryan didn’t have a driver’s license. If he were found, and he didn’t have an identification card. . . the consequences would be disastrous.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu would rather stumble to school, then put Ryan in any danger.

When she got to school, it was already 11am.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu parked the car outside and let Ryan sit in the car to wait for her.

The people ready to receive the books was more than Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu had imagined. Together with her late night, she ended up waiting in line for an hour.

After getting the book, Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu paid close attentino to the time and went back to her dormitory to handle her withdrawal.

The school didn’t force the students to stay so Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu managed to complete it smoothly.

Once everything was finished, Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu was about to head for the school entrance. But her roommate came downstairs and warmly called out to her.

The roommate and Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu walked side by side along the road and they talked about Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu’s affairs along the way. “Xiǎo Ōu, why’d you ask for such a long vacation? You’re not coming this semester? Where are you going? What happened at home?”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu shook her head but couldn’t tell her the truth so she only said, “No, I have something else.”

After asking a few other questions, the roommate finally accepted reality ad lamented, tightly hugging Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu’s waist, “Once you go, who’ll help me get up, and occupy my seat, and give me a meal, ah . . .”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu chuckled and said her other two roommates’ names, “Won’t they still be there?”

"Those two lazy persimmons, they won’t get up early enough, they might as well expect the sun to rise from the west. . .”

. . .

The two girls walked along laughing the entire way and came to the school gate where they heard a noise up front.

The two looked up and saw the students at the entrance of the school were frightened and avoiding it.

There stood a large wild dog baring his teeth and growling.

The dog was infamous at the school and very hostile. Usually the students that saw it were desperate to hide.

Today, somehow, the wild dog suddenly went to the entrance of the school and was barking at one person more than the others.

The man opposite it wore a black overcoat and his long legs were propped on the ground as he leaned against the gate, his brows cold and expressionless.

He seemed to be waiting for someone and his blue eyes slightly rotated through the crowd, bored.

The dog barked so loudly in front of him but he didn’t even set eyes on it.

It wasn’t until the dog’s teeth came close to him that he raised a leg and stepped on its head.

The dog was put in place, pushing at his front paws but couldn't even move.

“Woof, woof——”

The man finally set eyes on it and emitted avery low, irrefutable threat, “Get lost.”

The wild dog’s eyes were shocked and even its barks stopped. Then he dropped his fierce eyes and lowered his tail, barking quietly.

The man dropped his eyes to it and listened to the dog’s lower voice. It backed away a few steps and fled in despondency.

——As if the devils and its monsters were after its tail.

. . .

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu’s roommate dragged her over by the arm, “Xiǎo Ōu, look at the guy. . .”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu naturally set the scene in her eyes but she thought differently from her roommate.

A leopard running out and crazy wild dog. . . when Ryan came to this world, did they lose sense?

The roommate’s voice continued, “Ah, ah, ah, he’s looking at us. . .”

Not only her roommate, but several girls around them weren’t calm.

Even if he wore a coat, it couldn’t hide the beastly nature of Ryan’s body.

Like a sturdy facade to hide the poised beast, it could tear off someone’s neck any time.

But this dangerous was the most attractive to women.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu smiled and walked toward him. Suddenly a boy came up to her side, holding a basketball in his hands. He had just looked down from the sports field and saw Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu. He said directly, “Elder sister, where are you going? I’ll help you get your books.”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu stepped back. She didn’t know him, so she shook her head and said, “No, I can take it myself. . .”

“So many books, Elder sister aren’t you tired?” The boy was very enthusiastic and wanted to take the books from her arms, “This kind of thing, let the boys handle it.”

The roommate automatically retreated to the side to watch with excitement.

Everytime she went out with Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu, they always met up with one or two boys, this wasn’t surprising.

Only this time, the boy was particularly difficult and even though Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu said, “No,” several times, he still refused to leave.

“Where is elder sister going? My car’s parked right outside, why don’t I give you a ride?” he asked.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu tried to exert, “My boyfriend is waiting for me outside.” The man at the gate had stepped over and was walking over.

The boy still insisted on helping her with the books, “Elder sister, why don’t you leave your phone number? If it’s convenient, I’d like to contact you. . .”

“Sorry, it isn’t convenient,” The low and cold refusal rang overhead. Ryan took the boy’s arm in one hand and took Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu’s books in the other. His cold gaze swept over, a cold winter brwince blowing across, “Stay away from her, or I won’t spare you.”

The boy’s arm was pinched and he asked in surprise, “Who are you?”

“Her spouse,” Ryan dropped this sentence and took Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu’s hand to walk outside the school.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu trotted along behind Ryan until they were at the gate, then remembered to wave goodbye to her roommate.

In the car, Ryan’s face wasn’t very good and his eyebrows were furrowed, “Who was that idiot?”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu honestly shook her head, “I don’t know he is.”

Ryan licked his teeth, disbelieving her, “Don’t know but he stopped you?”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu nodded, very seriously, “Well, human males often like to stop unfamiliar women to talk.”

“Yes,” Ryan supported his chin and looked indifferently at her, “So to say, many people often stop you to talk?”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu: “. . .”

. . .

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu dug herself into a whole but managed to get out of it when she received a text from her roommate.

Her roommate was shocked, “Xiǎo Ōu, your boyfriend is very handsome, ah, ah, ah.”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu could almost imagine her surprised expression and couldn’t help but laugh, turning to look at Ryan.

He was still expressionless with his furrowed brow and lips tilting downward. His legs were casually folded and he still looked a little unhappy.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu dipped her eyes and sent back a smiley face.

Well, she thought, he was very handsome.

To Be Continued. . . Part 1 of 3

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7 comments:

  1. Well at least JSO is happy with their relationship. Thanks for this chapter. Glad to see you back and well.

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

    XD he's competing with Gun Gun too.. 😂

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  3. i don't like novels where the girl is practically a doormat, i liked this novel originally because JXO stood her own and ground and thought she would continue but then it took 180 when she decided she does love him and now she is a typical doormat that can't stand her own ground, this is not how a real functioning relationship works, no means no, one of the few fault Asian novels have, they seem to think if you are in a relationship then skinship is somehow a must when it isn't true, i'm just going to finished this novel because i am practically there but there is no shipping for me for the two lead

    and i am still grateful to you translator for working hard to translate so that my illiteracy of Chinese can read thank you for your hard work, i hope my rant doesn't make anyone or you feel bad is just how i feel

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    1. I was sort of thinking along the same lines. I understand that Ryan is a leopard who has different standards or views on how a relationship functions. He actually treats her quite well in that regard.

      The problem is that if you view it from a human's perspective, there's obvious boundaries being crossed that wouldn't happen in a normal relationship. I feel like he is essentially forcing her to have his children, you get me? Disregarding contraceptives even though she said she wasn't ready or comfortable with having a child at that age.

      I think Ryan is just trying to have his way ever since Ji Xiao Ou left him. Since she left him, she disregarded his feelings. Now that they are back together, he will disregard hers?

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  4. No way would he wear the condoms, also, it wouldn't work regardless due to the barbs.

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  5. Many people... complaining about Ryan... but as a person who had reads many cliche and possesive werewolf book this Ryan is normal from the beast peceptive... and he even compromise his duty as a leader
    Well if JXO is uncomfortable with him she can always go and never come back... but there she is.
    I never had or know how it is like to have stockholm syndrom so I can't really say if JXO really has it.

    Thank for your dedication to translate this story

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