Gentle Beast 75 Part 2

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Driving from T city to S city, Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu didn’t go straight home, first dropping by a nearby supermarket.

There wasn’t much food at home and Gǔn Gǔn’s cat food was almost finished. There was also some small household items that needed to be purchased.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu and Ryan walked into the supermarket and it was rush hour, so there were many people in the market bustling about. You couldn’t walk to and from anywhere.

Fortunately, Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu wasn’t in a hurry and she pushed the cart slowly alongside Ryan with an inexplicable sense of security.

This novel experience was one she had never had. Before, when Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu and Ryan were together, it was a matter of hunting or be hunted.

Never had she thought they would walk hand in hand through the supermarket someday.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu took the items from the shelves as she walked and stuffed them into the shopping cart. Inattentively, a cart was rushing through the crowd and directly toward her.

By the time she noticed, it was too late and she was about to be hit by the cart when arms took her by the waist from behind and lifted her off the ground and to the side.

With only a “bang,” the shopping cart rammed into the shelves and the goods were scattered across the floor.

A mother led her child from across the way and constantly apologized toward Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu and Ryan.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu didn’t know what to say. She and Ryan had nothing to do with it, so she just smiled and said, “It doesn’t matter.”

After that, there was no mood to continue visiting the supermarket so Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu and Ryan went to buy Gǔn Gǔn’s cat food, a pair of slippers, a toothbrush, towels, and other toiletries suitable for Ryan. Then they pushed the cart to the cashier ready to check out.

There were many people at the registers, and Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu picked a relatively short line.

When it was their turn, the cashier set their account and politely asked, “Is there anything you need help with?”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu was ready to say, “No, thank you,” when Ryan’s low voice spoke up from the said, “Do you have a big one?”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu: ???

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu followed the sound with her gaze and saw his was fixed low at the neatly arranged condoms on the shelves.

Not waiting for her reaction, the cashier nodded without his face changing in the slightest, “Yes, just a moment.”

Then he took a few different boxes and carefully laid them out for Ryan. This one was strawberry flavored, that one was banana flavored, and the other was spiral-patterned. . .

Ryan’s expression was unchanging as always when he selected one, then he turned his gaze to Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu was petrified until Ryan curled his fingers and knocked her forehead, then she remembered to check out.

All the way to leaving the supermarket, Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu was still stupefied.

“Ryan, why. . .” Wasn’t he angry that she wanted to use a condom?

Ryan was carrying the shopping bag in one hand and the other held Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu’s small palm as they walked down the stairs. “Eh?”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu titled her head, “You dislike it. . . though?”

The corner of Ryan’s mouth pulled and he said frankly, “I really don’t like it.”

“Then why do you still. . .”

Ryan paused and bent to gently lick her mouth, whispering, “My woman cried all night, how could I refuse?”

“. . .” Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu’s cheeks flushed red. She hadn’t been crying to beg him, it was obviously that he hurt her. . .

But Ryan had listened to her, something she hadn’t expected.

A human’s pregnancy was about ten months, which was longer than the leopards’, whose females only needed three months to give birth.

In addition, humans needed an additional month of recovery time.

Add it all up to a total of a full year. In other words, a whole year that Ryan could not touch Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu.

——That was what Ryan could not bear to withstand.

He just got her and wanted to have sex with her every day. It was impossible to imagine what it would be like to not touch her for a year.

What’s more, the way humans fed their offspring was different from them.

The leopard clan advocated independence and once the offspring was weaned at one year old, they could live alone and did not need their mothers.

But humans didn’t. Ryan had discovered that humans, whether they were a year or a dozen years old, they would be at their mother’s side.

If his offspring were to haunt his woman like a human cub, he would probably throw it out mercilessly.

So, before that, Ryan could endure the discomfort that the condoms brought him.

Under the premise that he could put it on.

. . .

Once out of the elevator, Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu put her hand in her backpack looking for her key, strangely asking, “Leopards don’t have to recover for a month?”

Ryan said: “The leopard females can go hunting the day after the offspring is born.”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu found the key and was ready to open the door, “But that would damage the body. . .”

“Naturally, that’s what you humans say,” Ryan pinched her soft face and rubbed it with his thumb, “Delicate.”

“. . .”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu was trying to think of a retort when there was sudden movement on the other side of the door, like footsteps on the floor.

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu thought it was from Gǔn Gǔn inside hearing their voices and wanting them to open the door.

When the door was opened by a hand, Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu saw a figure in the doorway and only just found something to be wrong, her heart jumping violently in her chest. She wanted to grab Ryan’s hand and run when Mrs. Jǐ stood in the doorway, “Little Darling, how are you coming back now? Gǔn Gǔn was starving when we got here and you’re father. . .”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu’s head was spinning and her speech wasn’t quick, “Mom, mother. . .”

Mrs. Jǐ waited for a moment and saw her standing motionlessly in the doorway, “Why aren’t you coming in, still standing there with nothing to do?”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu: “. . .”

Her mother lifted her gaze and finally found Ryan standing behind Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu and she blurted out, “Who’s this?”

*

“He, he’s the electrician I just invited,” Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu’s brain spun quickly and she blurted out, “Mother, the lights in my room are broken so I asked him to take a look.”

Mrs. Jǐ walked a circle around Ryan and smiled kindly, “There’s such good-looking electricians this year.”

“. . .”

Her mother looked at Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu, “I just went into your room to look and didn’t find anything that looked broken.”

“Yes. . .” Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu responded guiltily, “Maybe it’s okay. Since there’s nothing wrong, then I’ll go send him down.”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu’s mother politely asked, “Since he came, why not invite him to come in and sit?”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu shook her head like a rattle and answered for “him,” “No, you and father rest first, I’ll send him back immediately.”

. . .

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu ran down the stairs, her heart still beating loudly. She had never expected her mom and dad to come back early.

Didn’t they say in the last video chat that it wouldn’t be until next month?? Why were they back now?

And to not speak to her in advance, she wasn’t prepared at all. . .

Ah, ah, ah, what to do? Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu was confused. Would her mother find out about her and Ryan. . .

If mother knew she was in love with a beastman, would she faint?

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu was frustrated and hadn’t noticed that Ryan’s footstpes had stopped.

“Little one,” the palm of Ryan’s hand held her chin and pressed his nose to hers, “You’d better explain why I’m running away with you.”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu wanted to cry but had no tears to shed, “My mother and father came back. . .”

Ryan: “So?”

“I haven’t told them about us. . .”

“Then go up and say it now,” Ryan picked her up and walked back to the elevator.

“No, no,” Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu wrapped her arms around Ryan’s neck and quickly stopped, “Saying it now will frighten them. . .”

Ryan frowned: “I’m scary?”

“. . . Of course not,” Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu said sullenly, then she pleaded, “Let me first tell them, okay? Wait until I’m finished, then I’ll take you to see them again.”

The little one was anxious and red-eyed. Her arms were trembling slightly and Ryan finally stopped, freeing a hand to rub her wet eyelashes, asking, “After that, we’re going back to Bornia?”

Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu paused for a moment and softly nodded, “En.”

To Be Continued. . . Part 2 of 3

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5 comments:

  1. Oh, well at least he listened to her about the condoms, albeit for personal reasons lmao.

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

    Ryan learned to back down against his woman! Good job Ryan!

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  3. Well he is learning to compromised more..Thanks for this chapter.

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  4. Like the unusual story and your translations. Thank you.

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