Being the Chieftain of a Moe Tribe - Chapter 16
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The beast-eared females put on their clothes and equipped themselves with weapons such as stone spears before leaving the village with Fu Rui.
The cow-eared female was dressed differently from the others. She was dressed in animal skins, which were the spoils she had obtained from hunting.
She kept a vigilant eye on any sounds coming from the forest, afraid that a tall and strong porcupine would leap out.
Then, Fu Rui patted her shoulder. “Don’t be so nervous. Wei Wei and Li Li are watching out for us over there.”
Upon hearing Fu Rui’s words, the cow-eared female laughed good-naturedly.
“In the past, every time I came out to hunt, I had to ensure everyone’s safety. I’m used to it.”
Meanwhile, Yuan hugged her arm. “There’s no need for that now. With Rui around, we will be safe, meow!”
“But the porcupine tribe…” Xia was still worried.
However, Yuan had full confidence in Fu Rui. “Even if Rui did not make a move, he can easily use a trap to kill a porcupine scout. We can rest assured.”
Xia nodded and stopped talking.
Fu Rui led them along the riverbank for a long time before they finally arrived at a place where the flow of the river was slower.
The river water here was very shallow and just reached Fu Rui’s calf. Furthermore, since the water was not flowing very fast, it did not bring along any sand. As a result, it was very clear, allowing one to clearly see the situation underwater.
Fu Rui simply jumped into the water in his shoes and started looking for materials that could be used as a whetstone.
Sandstone was not a rare material. It was just that there were no suitable tools for gathering sandstone, so it was a bit difficult to collect.
Thus, this was a time-consuming process.
Fortunately, Fu Rui’s physique had improved. Otherwise, his stamina would not be able to withstand such high-intensity homework.
At that moment, the sound of running water came from behind them, followed by the laughter of the cow-eared girl and the cat-eared girl.
“Sister Xia, can you help me wash my back? I can’t reach it, meow.”
“Then you have to help me later.”
Fu Rui did not turn back. He knew that the two girls must have taken off their clothes again and were bathing in the river.
Speaking of which, it had been a few days since he last took a bath. He felt uncomfortable all over, so he felt that he might as well dig a pool when he got back. He could also use the remaining lard to make soap and take a bath.
After a while, he finally obtained a few whetstones that could be used.
“We can go back now. The two of you, put on your clothes.”
Fu Rui glanced at the two of them, who were still playing with water and playing around, and saw everything.
“Got it, meow.”
Yuan was very obedient. She immediately put on her clothes and said reluctantly, “Rui, when can we do it again, meow?”
Fu Rui couldn’t help but laugh. “Do you still want to play with water?”
In his memory, kittens were all very afraid of water. If they could avoid bathing, they would not bathe. After all, they could simply lick themselves a few times to clean their bodies.
However, there was still a difference between the cat-eared girl and kittens. Yuan pouted and said gloomily, “Ever since our tribe was forced to migrate, we have been unable to get close to the stream often. This is the third time since Yuan came here to bathe. We haven’t even finished bathing, meow.”
“The damned porcupine tribe.” The cow-eared female said angrily, “If not for my lack of strength, I would never let them occupy our territory and snatch our water source!”
“It’s fine.” Fu Rui smiled faintly. “Didn’t we draw the water from the stream here? We can bathe every day after we go back and make a pool.”
Yuan asked curiously, “Are we going to dig a hole? But the water will be sucked away very soon, meow.”
“If we simply dig a hole, we won’t be able to keep the water there. We still have to put a waterproof layer on the outside.”
Fu Rui was already walking in front. “Let’s go back. I’ll teach you how to do it.”
Yuan and the cow-eared female hurried to catch up to him.
However, the dog-eared girls in the forest did not respond.
A bad premonition arose in Fu Rui’s heart, and he immediately led the two of them to investigate the situation.
As he slowly pushed aside the bushes, the few of them gradually approached the area where the dog-eared girls were on guard.
“There’s no one.” Yuan looked around worriedly but did not find anyone.
“Wei Wei! Li Li! Where are you!” The cow-eared female shouted.
“Shh, be quiet!”
Fu Rui quickly covered her mouth and reminded her, “There are traces of a large wild animal here.”
“Ah…” Xia jumped in fright and immediately shut her mouth. Then, she looked at where Fu Rui pointed.
There was a deep footprint on the soft soil. They all recognized that it was left behind by a bear.
Fu Rui was more experienced and could tell that this was a brown bear that had yet to reach adulthood. However, its body was not small either.
After following the footprints for a while, the grass here became messy and even had bloodstains on it.
There was also a broken stone spear in the mud beside him.
From the looks of it, the dog-eared girls must have lured the bear away before they could warn them as they were afraid that it would approach the river.
They had undoubtedly left the danger to themselves.
“Why are you so silly!”
Fu Rui clenched his fists. Humans were not as fast as brown bears. Thus, in the forest, one could only escape by climbing up thick trees.
He immediately followed the footprints deep into the forest.
However, Xia held him back. “Village Chief Rui, you can’t go in. It’s too dangerous. That’s the territory of the porcupine tribe. We have to return to the village to get help.”
“It’ll be too late then!” Fu Rui shouted.
The tribe was filled with cute and beautiful beast-eared females.
Fu Rui did not want any of them to be hurt, let alone die in the bear’s mouth to protect him.
Xia, who hunted all year round, was also very clear about the current danger the dog-eared girls were in, but how could she let the Village Chief go out and take risks alone?
If something happened to Fu Rui, it would be even more unbearable for the tribe than losing a few members of the tribe.
“Lord Village Chief, how about this? I’ll go look for Wei Wei and Li Li. You and Yuan will go back to the village to get help.”
The cow-eared female had fought with wild beasts all year round. Thus, the bloodlust that could only be aroused in a life-and-death battle was already present deep in her bones.
“What nonsense are you spouting? Are you better than me?”
For the first time, Fu Rui spoke to the beast-eared girl in an extremely serious tone. “Go back. Don’t distract me from taking care of you!”
Then, he emphasized himself again, “This is an order!”
The cow-eared female wanted to say more, but Yuan had already grabbed her arm.
“Trust Rui, he can do it.”
“Alright, Sister Xia, even if Rui can’t beat the brown bear, he won’t run over to die like an idiot, meow.” Yuan had personally witnessed the whole process of Fu Rui killing a two-meter tall porcupine without making a move. How much stronger could a brown bear be than a porcupine?
Xia struggled slightly, but finally gritted her teeth and warned Fu Rui, “Lord Village Chief, don’t be stubborn. I’ll bring people over to help you right away.”
Fu Rui took the stone spear from her hand. “Lend this to me.”
“You have to be careful!” Xia nodded heavily and pulled Yuan along as they ran towards the village.
Fu Rui took a deep breath. It seemed that the Constitution-Enhancing Potion that he had exchanged from the system could now display its value.