Being Chieftan at a Moe Tribe - Chapter 8
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The group of beast-eared females gathered around Yuan, wanting to see how large the prey Yuan had brought back was.
Yuan was standing in the front end of the bamboo raft, waving her hands at them and smiling sweetly.
Meanwhile, the huge porcupine behind her was a stark contrast to her petite body.
As the bamboo raft got closer, they suddenly realized that there was something strange on Yuan’s body. Furthermore, there seemed to be another person standing on the bamboo raft.
“Who is that man?”
“I don’t think he’s from one of the nearby tribes. He doesn’t even have a tail.”
“Could it be that he saved Yuan and even hunted such a huge porcupine?”
“Let’s not talk so much. Quick, let’s provide them with some support.”
The beast-eared females all knew that it was impossible for Yuan to kill the porcupine herself.
Thus, they were filled with admiration and curiosity. They had high expectations of the outsider, Fu Rui.
Fu Rui also looked at them curiously.
His heart surged as he observed the unique beauty of the beast-eared females.
Damn it, how great would it be if he could take all of them!
When the bamboo raft reached the shore, Yuan stood firmly on the boat before jumping onto the shore.
“I’m back, meow~”
However, before she could steady herself, she was hugged by the cow-eared woman.
“You scared the hell out of me. Do you know that, you stupid girl? I’m never letting you go hunting again.”
“Hehe, Xia, if I didn’t come out with you to hunt, I wouldn’t have encountered Rui.” Yuan stuck out her tongue.
Only then did the cow-eared woman shift her gaze to Fu Rui.
Yuan began to introduce him to the rest.
“He’s a great wizard whom I met in the forest. His name is Rui. He’s super powerful! Not only can he start a fire, but he can also catch fish with wood and vines. Also, he can kill a porcupine scout with a piece of bamboo!”
The cow-eared woman was very interested and asked for more details.
Therefore, Yuan told them in detail about her experience in the forest with Fu Rui.
Instantly, the expressions of the beast-eared women changed.
The pure and kind-hearted Yuan would never lie.
If she said Fu Rui could start a fire, then he could definitely start a fire.
After all, only a witch could control fire.
Moreover, the corpse of the porcupine was right in front of them. This was the most powerful piece of evidence.
Instantly, their gazes turned from curiosity and admiration to pure respect.
Fu Rui could not help but scratch his head when subjected to this kind of gaze. He also felt a little embarrassed from Yuan’s praise.
“I’m not a wizard. It’s no big deal to start a fire. Yuan, if you want to learn how to start a fire, I can teach you.”
Yuan’s eyes were dazzling. “Really? If I learn it, will I become a witch, meow?”
Fu Rui could not answer this question.
“Alright, Yuan, come to my side first.”
The fox-eared woman’s gentle voice sounded. She held Yuan’s hand and lovingly caressed the scratches on it. “Does it still hurt?”
Yuan quickly shook her head. “It doesn’t hurt anymore.”
After that, Yuan looked at her expectantly, “Village Chief Li, can you let Rui join our tribe?”
Fu Rui couldn’t help but raise his brows as he sized the fox-eared woman up carefully.
This Village Chief should be the most mature woman in the entire beast-eared tribe.
That graceful manner and elegant posture made Fu Rui feel like he was bathing in a spring breeze just by looking at her. This was completely different from Yuan’s cute and lively temperament.
The occasional charming expression on her face added an element of style and made her even more attractive.
Li sensed Fu Rui’s gaze and smiled, nearly stealing his soul.
“Of course. If he is a brave warrior who can kill a porcupine by himself, why would I reject him?”
With that, Li took a few steps closer to him. “Thank you for saving Yuan. Our beast-eared tribe will remember your kindness.”
“Since I’ve already joined the beast-eared tribe, why are you still treating me like an outsider?”
At this moment, a gust of wind blew over. The moist and bone-chilling cold along the riverbank made everyone shiver and hug their companions tightly.
Fu Rui chuckled and took out the fire that he had kept earlier. “Village Chief Li, make this fire bigger and help everyone get rid of the cold.”
Li shuddered and muttered, “It really is fire…”
Although she already believed what Yuan said, she was still shocked when she actually saw the fire.
Fire… What a warm thing.
Ever since the previous witch died, they had never come into contact with this holy light.
The beast-eared females couldn’t help but cheer as they looked at the fire, their eyes brimming with tears.
Fu Rui, who was half-naked, was also unable to hold on. Thus, he hurriedly said, “Don’t be in a daze. Is there wood in the tribe? Quickly light the fire and roast the meat while you’re at it. Everyone, eat some meat to warm up. It’s really too cold outside.”
However, Li shook her head.
“Rui, you hunted this porcupine before you joined the beast-eared tribe. We have no right to share it with you.”
Fu Rui was stunned for a moment. Then, he said, “It’s alright. I’ll allow you to share it with me.”
Li persisted. “It is a warning from the witches of the past. If you obtain other people’s food without any labor, you will be cursed.”
“If you help me to divide the meat and wash the internal organs, it can’t be considered as no labor, right?” Fu Rui didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
“This is our duty. Rui has brought us the fire, so we should take care of you.”
Fu Rui was a little troubled by their inexplicable persistence. Thus, he could only rephrase himself. “It’s very difficult to store food in these conditions. If you don’t eat it, it’ll be wasted. You can treat it as helping me. Help me to eat this food.”
“Well…” Li slightly hesitated. “How can I accept that…?”
“You really have to learn from Yuan. She took the initiative to ask me for food.”
“I clearly did something for the food, meow!” Yuan’s eyes widened.
Fu Rui smiled and stroked her little head. “I was just joking. Don’t be angry.”
Yuan grabbed Fu Rui’s arm and bit down on it, but her teeth retracted the moment they touched his skin. Kittens liked to scare people like this.
“Thank you for your generosity, Rui.”
Li thanked him sincerely. With the fire and meat, the tribe’s biggest threats had been successfully overcome.
“Thank you for your generosity, Rui,” said the beast-eared girls in unison.
Soon, the fire started burning. A group of people surrounded the bonfire and chatted happily, feeling the warmth that they had not felt in a long time.
Meanwhile, Fu Rui helped to process the pork and collected a large amount of oil to preserve it. Then, he cut the meat into pieces with a common stone knife so that it would be easier for the meat to be cooked with the fire when it was roasted.
Not long after, everyone ate the cooked meat and thanked Fu Rui in unison once again.
Because of this, Fu Rui gradually became familiar with the beast-eared females.