Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Gu Mengmeng supported Barete back to under the tree, checking his wound in detail. But strangely, although Barete’s body had a few bruises added to it, the deepest wound did not show any signs of tearing and bleeding again. It was just that after soaking in the water for quite long, it appeared white and even wrinkly.
“Barete,” Gu Mengmeng hesitated for a moment. Although implicating an injured man was immoral, she could not hide Nina’s injury any further. Elvis and the bunch of burly males could return any time. Gu Mengmeng really did not have much time to consider the problem of going against her morals.
“Yeah?” Barete responded softly, his eyes never leaving Gu Mengmeng since the start.
Gu Mengmeng bit her under lip, her thoughts entangled for a while before she suggested, “Let’s escape together.”
“Escape?” Barete did not object. Females in this beast world were always like that, once they say go, they will go.
It’s just that… why escape?
Although Gu Mengmeng felt that Barete was very gentle towards her and that he was the only one she could count on at the moment, she did not reveal her true identity to him. After all, everything here was too odd. Before she figured everything out, she could not expose herself.
Thus, Gu Mengmeng replied, half speaking the truth, “I was the one who injured Nina. I would definitely not be spared when Elvis and the rest comes back later…”
Barete’s heart ached upon seeing Gu Mengmeng’s scrunched-up face. He could not help but place his hand on her brows as he comforted her gently, “You’re a female. No matter how angry Nina’s partner is, he won’t make things too difficult for you. If they do, I will be there to fight them. Elvis will also protect you so we don’t have to escape.”
We, is such a beautiful word.
The moment Barete finished speaking, he felt a sense of warmth in his chest. His eyes sparkled tenderly as he looked at Gu Mengmeng, as if he was expecting but also afraid to hear her correction.
To his relief, Gu Mengmeng was too immersed in her own worry and did not seem to feel that Barete’s ‘we’ was inappropriate in any way.
“Why will Nina’s partner fight you when I was the one who hit her?” Gu Mengmeng could not understand this logic.
Barete raised his brows and said proudly, “Because I am your pursuer.”
“Huh?” What had these two got to do with each other? Gu Mengmeng was confused.
“Normally, the grievance between females are settled through battles by their males. But you’re still a young female without any partner. Strictly speaking, any male can’t hurt you so if they are really angry or can’t wait till you mate for revenge, it’s up to your pursuers to battle with them.”
“That means if you win, they will forget about the fact that I hit Nina and will not find trouble with me in the future?” Gu Mengmeng’s large and captivating eyes sparkled, as if there were stars in them.
Barete nodded his head, holding back the urge to rub Gu Mengmeng’s fluffy little head.
“What if you lose?” Gu Mengmeng continued asking.
“If I die in the hands of Nina’s partner, another of your pursuer will step forward to accept the battle. Until one of your pursuer wins or Nina’s partner gives up.”
Such a grave matter, how was Barete able to talk about it so easily?
Gu Mengmeng frowned, pressing her thin lips into a line. Her eyes were full of doubt but she was not sure how to raise the question.