CRA Chapter 42 – part 2


The other did not demand money and from his harsh words it was clear that he wouldn’t let Curran take the cub back. Wasn’t this plainly trying to offend the big family for no reason? Was the other mad?? Curran could not believe that such a person existed. The other could have anything he wanted, only a fool or a madman would be willing to lose this purely profitable opportunity.

“Your distinguished self may not understand the situation. This cub has the blood of our Houdie family. It’s only natural for me to bring him back from Gaia. Your distinguished self has no right to stop it.”

Suppressing his anger, Curran very calmly stated this. However the expression on his face was not as friendly as before and his attitude began to get tough.

Since it had come to this, Xie Tao also straightforwardly put his cards on the table. ” We are a principled cub raising club, we will not hand over a cub to a family who previously deliberately abandoned him.”

Xia Qi and the other members who were at the scene had remained quiet from the start. But it was obvious that they had a supportive attitude towards the youth who was speaking on their behalf.

This included the absent president who had earlier nodded in approval of this choice.

If the Houdie family had not abandoned the cub, Xie Tao would have been happy that Gale had found his family. But this not being the case, Xie Tao felt that it was best for the cub to continue staying at their club.

At the youth’s words, Curran’s expression changed slightly. But he still did his utmost to maintain his normal bearing.

Just like drawing blood on the first prick[1], he had unexpectedly been jabbed in a sore spot and Curran lost his imposing manner for a split-second. However he quickly regained his calm and opened his mouth. “The reason why the cub was stranded here is more complex. There is no need for me to explain this to you, you can not use this baseless accusation to prevent the cub from returning home to his family.”

How could a nursing club refuse to let a family member, who was related to the cub, take the cub home?

Curran really did not understand why the club let go of this purely profitable opportunity and insisted on going against him at every turn.

But he still wanted to properly resolve the matter and as long as he could persuade the other side to cooperate, then he could save himself a lot of time.

“Needless to say, we won’t look at any relevant proof you bring out.”

Xie Tao directly blocked all the other man’s words. He had no desire to listen when it came to the other’s hard and soft words. “We are not going to give the cub to you. You may leave.”

Not listening to Wang Ba’s chanting and pursuing this attitude, Xie Tao’s intent of refusing and seeing the visitor off was very obvious. [2]

Xia Qi quickly caught on. How could she have let this person in earlier? She now took the lead in throwing him out.

Having wanted to be the one to go to this branch, he really hadn’t expected this outcome. Curran, who had been confident that he would easily be able to bring the cub back, was now at lost.

His complexion changed again and again. Curran was now certain that it would be impossible to take the cub back by using either money or persuasion.

He had wanted the other side to cooperate so that the matter could be settled quickly, but this result told him that this road was not going to lead him where he wanted.

What’s to be done if they could not take the convenient road? From Curran’s point of view, the other side had no proper reason to refuse his claim and stop him from taking the cub away. But as the other was inexplicably determined to do so, they could only take corresponding measures on this side in response.

However, without further instructions from the family head, Curran did not dare to bring up legal measures.

He hadn’t been able to complete the assigned task well. If the matter because noisy by going to court, he would definitely reduce his value in the family head’s eyes.

Because he didn’t want that to happen, Curran was very reluctant to give up and had repeatedly tried to negotiate and convince the other person.

However, after standing in place for several seconds, Curran could feel the unanimous hostile attitude of the people around him. Unwillingly giving up, he took one last glance at the mermaid cub held in the youth’s arms and then finally left with a black face.

“Well thrown.”

Once the other left, Xie Tao opened his mouth to praise the mermaid cub in his arms. However after the words left his lips, he felt that it was not good for him to say that and added, “But don’t do it again, Gale.”

Reasonably, Xie Tao didn’t think that it was wrong of the mermaid cub to throw an ice ball at that man. But he couldn’t educate his cub like that.

“Papa~” Now that he was allowed to speak again, the first thing this little mermaid cub did was to immediately call out to his parent.

That villain had been driven away by his parent. The mermaid cub gently swayed his tail, no matter if it was his voice or his movements, they all showed just how happy and satisfied he was. 

The cub was happy and Xie Tao would of course not destroy his mood. However he knew that the matter was far from over. Next was the other’s move.

After leaving Yunbao Branch with a bad complexion, Curran reported the unexpected pleasant development he had encountered on Gaia as well as the status of his mission to the old master.

Soon, Curran received the anticipated instructions.

It did not matter if he needed to use legal measures, even if he had to go to the Supreme Court of the Star Alliance. The only thing that mattered right now was bringing that cub back from Gaia to Haliumite. Any means necessary.
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Translator’s note:

Yes, well done Gale! Don’t listen to Ah Tao, next time smash him into smithereens! Just make sure to do so secretly.

Also, many thanks to Jessie for the coffees~~ 💕💕 ^ ^


[1] – “Drawing blood on the first prick” is an idiom and is similar to “hitting the nail on the head”.

[2] – 不听不听王八念经, “To not listen to Wang Ba’s chanting”, I’m not entirely sure that it translates like that as I haven’t encountered this expression before. But a quick google told me that the meaning of this phrase is to describe an attitude of refusing to listen when you do not agree with someone’s standpoint. 


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23 thoughts on “CRA Chapter 42 – part 2

    1. Wtf like*
      But also wordpress why did you just confirm my reply?

      Anyways I hate people like that as they only care about themselves and their pride. If someone is not up to standards, they toss them out like garbage but want them to come back after they are worth something? Nasty. Dont let them take you back Gale!

    1. Tsk!
      These peeople thought the Club have no backing and decided to bully them, huh?
      Hehehe… I wanna see how the Great General and Kuhti Cub’s family will help, if they actually need to help xD

  1. 打酱油’s theatre

    Leo: Yes, well done Gale! Don’t listen to Ah Tao, next time smash him into smithereens! Just make sure to do so secretly.
    Gale: I see *creates giant ice meteor and drops it on future enemies*
    Xie Tao: (ಠ_ಠ)

  2. Thank you for the chapter and for the hard work! waiting for our friend from the army to get the evidence to rid our mermaid of this evil family …

  3. Thanks for the chapter~
    I waiting for legal action to completely backfire with bad publicity for them abandoning Gale in the first place

  4. Quick, Xie Tao should just hurry up and adopt cute little gale. Then they have no reason to take him away, since Gale is already with his family!

  5. Thank you for all your hardwork translating this! It’s super heartwarming I swear I don’t even need romance just him raising these cubs is the cutest thing. Also the Houdie family is full of shitheads and i want to see them burn.

  6. Watch out for the double negatives. I understand that some languages provide a negative to the verb when the subject or object is in a negative state.

    “would be impossible to take the cub back by using neither money nor persuasion”
    Should be:
    “would be impossible to take the cub back by using EITHER money nor persuasion”

    also, Ben Wang generally is used for a lord or prince in the stories I’ve read so I think this is saying ‘he’s ignoring the Houdi lord.’

  7. Thanks for the chapter! I think maybe the Wáng Ba phrase may be similar in meaning to how we describe someone sticking their fingers in their ears and going la la la to avoid listening to something in English? That’s what came to mind when you explained it. I hope the Houdie Family gets slapped down good when they try to get the cub back. Maybe release reports from when Gale was found? There had to have been some sort of police report…

  8. F****** Bas****!!!
    How dare they!!! They were the one’s who abandoned that cub, I really want this arc over with and that family’s reputation to be utterly trampled and destroyed with everyone in the universe spitting on their name!

  9. Thank you for the chapter ❤️ Gale is so cute. Bring on the court case and public shaming of the house family 🔥🔥

  10. I just found this novel on novelupdates and I wanted to say, thank you so much! This is a lovely story, thank you so much for sharing it with us.

    Go Gale! Go Association Members! I’m actually a little surprised they’re not having someone like Zarad run around with a camera for half an hour every morning and posting say three pics of funny cub antics to the Association’s blog every day. It would make winning the PR war a lot easier. I’m actually kind of sad because I don’t see how there can be a truly happy ending to this chapter of the story. Whether the Association wins or loses, Gale will lose all chance of making a positive relationship with his birth family. (Gale would probably blow bubbles at me and say “Papa is my family!”)

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