Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Just when the bunch of males were so involved and excited in ‘taking care’ of Barete, an injured male ran over, stumbling along.
“Elvis, Nina’s injured.”
This sentence, despite not being loudly spoken, sent a cold air through the atmosphere.
To a tribe, there was nothing more precious than a female because females were the deciding factor of a tribe’s prosperity. The injury of every female was, thus, deadly serious to a tribe, especially in such a small one like Saint Nazaire where there were only three females. Nina’s injury was definitely not a trivial matter.
No matter how much Elvis was uninterested in Nina, he could not brush the matter aside.
“Where is Nina?” Elvis frowned, asking in a neutral tone.
“She has been sent to Lea,” The male answered.
Elvis nodded his head, motioning the male, with his gaze, to explain Nina’s body condition in detail.
The male followed Elvis tightly as he said, “We didn’t see Nina when we just came back to the cave so we went to find her. When we found her, she was lying unconscious in the cave with a huge wound on the top of her head and blood gushing out. Quentin sent her to Lea for treatment so I rushed to inform you.”
Elvis listened to the informant while walking to Lea’s cave. He did not look at Gu Mengmeng on purpose so as to prevent her from realizing that the reason why he was rushing to see Nina was to separate Barete and her.
After all, despite having mated with a male, the female could still find other males for mating. Furthermore, he did not have an official status yet.
Elvis’s thoughts clashed with each other. On one side, he wanted to have Gu Mengmeng to himself while on the other hand, he was afraid that his possessiveness and jealousy will become a nuisance to her. Thus, all he could do was to seek his private benefits in the name of public matters and to act as if he was very busy.
So, Elvis did not notice how Gu Mengmeng was feeling more guilty than he was.
Nina was still unconscious until now? And her head was wounded, and she kept bleeding? Damn it, was it because she used too much force earlier and killed her?!
“That…” Gu Mengmeng squeezed out a weird smile through her stiffened lips and tugged on the front of Elvis’s clothing, “Go and finish your stuff if you’re busy, I’ll stay to look after Barete.”
“No way,” Elvis rejected without much thought.
“Why no?” Gu Mengmeng garnered her courage to ask.
Elvis stopped for a moment. The reason why he was so anxious to bring Gu Mengmeng away was to put distance between Barete and her so when Gu Mengmeng suggested staying behind, he blurted out his reply without time for any thought.
Why? Because he was jealous!
But this reason, as if… probably… most likely… perhaps… would not be appropriate.
Thus, Elvis cleared his throat and acted calm before saying, “Nina is injured, we have to see her first.”
“But Barete’s also injured!” Gu Mengmeng would never visit Nina, over her grave.
What a joke, she was the murderer!
“It’s normal for males to get injured, you don’t have to think too much about it,” Elvis face darkened further. He realized that he exceptionally hated Barete. This name was particularly getting on his nerves when Gu Mengmeng said it.
“Your logic doesn’t make sense! Males hurt too when they are injured and they also need people to take care of them,” Gu Mengmeng moved her body to protest even though her slim body did not affect Elvis in any way but attitude was still required.
Elvis was speechless.
Males hurt too.
But, they were already used to pain, just like how breathing came naturally, until they forget that… males hurt too.