CRA Chapter 35 – part 2

With the two cubs in his arms, Xie Luan walked up to the water’s edge and gently placed the cubs in the shallow water.

Although it was just an ocean environment fabricated by an environment simulator, the mermaid cub could still not help but shake his tail lightly when he looked at it.


The mermaid cub glanced at the water and then back at the youth. He wanted to explore the waters, but he did not want to leave the youth who was standing on the shore. Ultimately the mermaid cub did not swim into the deepest part, but stayed nearby and tried his hardest to call out to the youth with a strong and clear sound.

“Gale, go and have fun.” After Xie Luan said this, he stood still to make clear that he would stay there and watch.

Hearing his words as well as seeing that he did not move, the cub felt reassured enough to swim and explore the depths of the sea with a sense of novelty.

For many of the other cubs, this was also their first time seeing the ocean and just like the mermaid cub they were filled with curiosity and excitement, many of them trying to enter the water to play.

Lin Yi had prepared all the shooting tools early in the morning and now directed the camera at this simulated ocean area. This was something that the staff had discussed and decided before.

They were going to introduce the new venue to the cubs and let them play to their heart’s content. In the meantime they would also take some pictures and later update their club’s official Xingyou account, taking the opportunity to make a new promotional video as well.

When Lin Yi was taking the pictures, Xie Luan lifted the round cub lying on his shoulder and held him in his arms. He gently stroked his back and touched the two small horns in his head— objectively speaking, the nox cub should not be included in the picture.

Xie Luan believed that the wrongdoings of his race should not be put on the young nox’s shoulders and that he shouldn’t be held responsible for their sins. The cub had still been in his egg when what happened took place, he had not done anything wrong. He was a good child.

To this day, Xie Luan still believed this. But he also knew that others did not feel the same as he did and that there would always be people out there that would act with blind hatred. Encountering them was inevitable.

Because of this, it was only reasonable to try to avoid conflict.

Even better would be if this conflict never happens, and the best way to do that right now was to keep the nox cub away from the public’s eye.

“Meaah.” Softly licking the youth’s snow white fingertips, the nox cub marked his scent and then snuggled into the youth’s embrace, simultaneously trying to half-hook his tail around the youth’s wrist.

Although he knew that the nox was now a grown up, Xie Luan could not refuse him while he was in his current form and let him snuggle into his arms without any objections. It had already become a habit to let the cub be close to him.

The cub looked very fluffy and round, like a ball with two small horns on its head. His pale blue eyes were bright and pretty, and when he was happy he would unconsciously tilt his tail and make a low sound in his throat. No matter how you looked at it, it was very difficult to refuse this adorable creature.

Touching and touching, Xie Luan traced his fingers along the cub’s soft fur all the way to his fluffy little tail. It was at this moment that he suddenly thought of something and paused his movements.

He didn’t know why, but several times before when he was touching the nox cub’s tail, he had noticed that Zarad seemed to have a subtle look on his face.

It was just touching the tail, he did not feel like there was anything wrong with it…

Because of this, he had thought that it was just his own imagination and quickly abandoned the idea. After touching the back of the cub, Xie Luan carefully observed the cub and once again traced the fluffy tail.

The purring from the nox’s throat became louder when the tail was touched, which clearly showed that the cub was happy and liked it.

Having confirmed that the nox wanted to have his tail touched, Xie Luan felt relieved and continued playing with the soft tail.

Normally, the nox cub mostly sat on his shoulder or in his arms. But when Xie Luan was busy working, the cub would quickly sit on the side, watching him.

While touching the tail, Xie Luan was a little absent-minded. Not recalling that there was a flight of stairs behind him, he took a step back and noticed all too late that there was nothing but air.


Subconsciously tightening his hold on the cub in his arms, Xie Luan got ready to fall. There was absolutely no time to respond, no way to stop his own fall.

But almost at the same time, Xie Luan found that his arms were empty.

The nox cub was gone.

In the next second, Xie Luan suddenly felt something firmly encircling his waist, stopping his fall backward. He looked up and met a pair of cold light blue eyes with sharp pupils.

What was wrapped around his waist was…

The adult nox’s silver tail.


Translator’s note:

Somehow the assignments just keep rolling in, but I will try to do a whole chapter next week, so…. cough… muka readers… please…. can you get off….

Jk, you guys have actually been very understanding and I really appreciate it

(Jk, you guys have actually been very understanding, I really appreciate it. ♡)

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41 Replies to “CRA Chapter 35 – part 2

  1. I claim the Picachu Muka-reader-whiteblob-thing in the upper left corner!!! That is totally me!

    Thank you for the chapter Translator-sama! Pika pika!

    Good luck with the assignments! ?

  2. There’s a Kirby hidden among the mukas! Can I be that one? I wonder if XT is finally going to learn the significance of tails to the Knox race!
    Thanks for the chapter! <3

  3. When you say “Muka readers” are you referring to the time the muka cub “mush” XT in ch 3? Lol

    Thnx 4 the chapter! GL!

  4. Thanks for the chapter translator-sama! I definitely can’t wait to see what XT’s reaction will be once he figures out the meaning of the tail. heehee~

  5. I’ll claim the cat costume Mika reader~!

    Thank you very much for this lovely chapter~! ٩꒰ ˘ ³˘꒱۶ⒽⓤⒼ♥♡̷♡̷

  6. It’s okay ? Thanks for the chapter and good luck for your studies. Just focus on finishing those assignments! ??

    1. I found them on Pinterest, they seem to be connected to the singer Mafumafu.

      They were so super cute that I couldn’t help but use them. (๑>◡<๑)

  7. We shall no longer be understanding! *squish* *squish* *squish* ? shouldn’t have tempted people to squish ?
    Thank you for the chapter! Hope you do well on your assignments ?

  8. This time of year is stressful for peeps, especially highschool/college going translators.
    No worries and thank you for the chapter. I was missing our ML a bit.

  9. Don’t worry about us! Just finish your assignments first~ Hehe, this chapter has romantic fluff! Thanks for translating!

  10. Dibs on the blank face muka reader also thanks for the chapter and please keep up the good work (^-^)

  11. Yay! Loved this story soooooo much. Keep it up ??. I shall claim the Muka reader in the black mask as me since I’m secretly blushing at all the cuteness and because I’ll be popping in randomly.

  12. Ily. thanks for the update!!! do your best on those assignments and take your time!!

  13. Jajajajajaja suerte con las tareas (siempre he dicho que esa cosa la inventó alguien que odia a la humanidad) en fin, gracias por tu arduo trabajo y excelente traducción (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ

  14. Claiming the haven’t-slept-in-three-days zombie muka on the middle left.

    Thanks for the chappy!

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