The one making the request arrived as Xie Tao was inspecting the teeth of the muka cub. He looked like a dusty traveler, seemingly hurrying over from some distant place.
The muka cub in the club had been in the process of changing his teeth earlier and now that he was done, Xie Tao was checking whether the cub’s new teeth had come in well.
The youth did not have any fighting or even defensive ability. Because he belonged to a natural battle race, this muka cub knew that his teeth could easily pierce the youth’s skin.
The finger touching his new teeth was soft and fragile, therefore this muka cub stayed completely still while the youth touched them.
No matter if it was the new teeth or the former milk ones, the teeth of the muka cub were undoubtedly very sharp. Xie Tao touched a tooth of the muka cub who was obediently opening his mouth for him, confirming that the smaller of the new teeth were also stable.
It could be seen from just looking at them that the new teeth of the muka cub were even more dangerous. They were much sharper than the previous ones and had a terrifying bite force, they could easily piece the body of the prey and tear it to shreds.
If a regular person was to see someone touching the pointy teeth of a muka cub with their very own fingers, they would probably think that person either did not feel fear or was mad for doing this kind of courting death action.
However, Xie Tao not only touched it, but also examined it very carefully. After checking it, he lightly patted the muka cub’s forearm.
The unexpected visitor walked in just in time to see Xie Tao move his finger away from the cub’s sharp teeth. Because of this scene, the young man’s eyes lit up with some hope.
The man was brought over by Lin Yi. Xie Tao felt that the young man appeared quite exhausted. He first went to the table not far away and made a cup of tea for him.
“Calm down first.”
Seeing that the other seemed full of words he wanted to say, Xie Tao handed over the cup, intending to let the other calm his nervous energy first.
As the warmth of the cup passed to the palm of his hand, Duke’s taut mind relaxed a little. After taking a sip of the tea, he opened his mouth and looked at the youth, his eyes calmer this time.“Thank you…”
Xie Tao nodded to accept the other’s gratitude, his eyes indicating that they should leave first. There were too many cubs in the living room, it was not convenient to talk about things here.
Squatting down, he coaxed the fluffballs who were already trying to climb up his legs, asking them to play on the ground next to him instead.
As for the Knox who had been lounging on his shoulder since the beginning, Xie Tao continued to let the other stay there.
“What’s the matter?” Already aware that this young man had come to ask for help, Xie Tao took the initiative to ask this question once they had entered the reception room.
From the other’s expression just now, Xie Tao believed that this person had a really important reason for asking them for help. Because of the sincere attitude shown by the other, Xie Tao was willing to listen to his request.
“Because of a natural disaster, a mountain collapsed on Saina. A group of muka eggs was strongly impacted by this accident… The buried eggs have been moved out of the collapsed area, but their life response is now weak. They need a caretaker to call out to them with their spiritual power and guide them in order to help them survive.”
He tried to describe the matter as concise as possible. While he was talking, Duke’s hand holding the cup could not help but shake a little. He was worried that the youth standing across him would be indifferent to what he was saying.
To stimulate the life response of the eggs, they needed a caretaker with strong spiritual power. Best would be if it was an A-level caretaker or above.
But it was very expensive to hire that kind of a caretaker. Duke didn’t have that much money, so he could only visit these clubs, asking for help.
Because he had by chance heard that there was a muka cub at this nursing club, Duke thought that he might succeed by coming to this Yunbao Branch for help.
Prior to this, Duke had already been to several nursing clubs, all of which had rejected without exception.
The location was Saina, it was regarding the cubs of the muka race, there was no compensation. Considering these three, it was not strange that the request had been rejected by those clubs.
After describing the matter, the request was quite clear. In a very low pleading tone Duke said, “I hope you can send a caretaker who can call and guide the eggs with spiritual power to Saina with me. Those eggs really need the help of a caretaker.”
He was very nervous. If he were to be rejected again, Duke did not know if there would be enough time to ask another club for help.
Personally, he was willing to go on asking for help, but the eggs on Saina couldn’t wait that long.
A second later, he heard the answer.
“I’ll go with you.”
Xie Tao nodded in response to the other’s request. In order to reassure the other, he repeated himself, “I can do what you said. I’ll go with you.”
It could be seen from the other’s eyes that he was not lying. After hearing what he had said, it was naturally impossible for Xie Tao to refuse the other’s request.
The moment he heard the answer, the young man whose heart was full of worry at once relaxed and at the same time a happy look appeared on his tired face.
Because of this matter, the other had not been able to get a good rest for several days.
It was an urgent matter that could not be delayed. The others in the club also supported Xie Tao’s decision after learning of the situation, but they were still a little worried about Xie Tao’s trip.
The main reason for this worry was because Saina was a planet with relatively lacking jurisdiction and bad public security. Some parts of the planet were classified as unregulated interstellar zones.
However, seeing the knox nested on the youth’s shoulder, Xia Qi and the others felt more at ease.
According to Zarad, this knox processed abilities that even at his peak, Zarad could not compare to. The youth would be safe as long as the knox was around.
After talking it over, he was ready to leave. But before departing, Xie Tao thought it over and went to the muka cub who was still in the living room.
“Nick, do you want to go to Saina together with me?” Xie Tao asked this question for a reason. Saina was the planet inhabited by the muka race and it was also this muka cub’s home planet.
The purpose of this trip was to help with an important matter, but bringing one more cub would not hinder it. This muka cub was very obedient and would not cause them any trouble on the way.
He did not know where Saina was, but hearing the youth call his name, the muka cub immediately lowered his head and walked into the youth’s embrace, responding with a low hiss.
Even if it was not clear where they were going, this big muka cub obediently followed closely behind Xia Tao after letting out a low hissing sound. Scarlet eyes attentively watching the latter, showing an obvious following appearance.
Wanting to be close to the youth, this muka cub naturally liked following after Xie Tao.
Seeing the muka cub’s reaction, Xie Tao quickly made a decision.
“You are very good to this cub…” On the starship, Duke couldn’t help saying this as he watched the youth set up the safety device for the muka cub who took the starship for the very first time.
In other races, Duke rarely saw people who took such great care of muka cubs like this. He was deeply touched by the actions of the youth in front of him.
Once Xie Tao finished and sat back down, he replied, “You are very good to those eggs too.”
To Xie Tao, the other was also one of the few people he had met who had no prejudice against mukas. The other was even still rushing around for the eggs, which was also a very rare thing.
“I was once rescued by a few mukas on Saina. They not only saved my life but also offered me shelter while I healed from my injuries. I am very grateful to them.”
It was also from that time that the way Duke saw the muka race had completely started to change.
He found that many things he had previously believed were wrong. The mukas were actually not at all fierce and barbaric, neither were they cruel. They also had feelings. When they received the kindness of others, they would give the same in return, or possibly even more.
Hearing the other’s reason, Xie Tao was slightly stunned and turned to the muka cub who was gazing at him with scarlet eyes. Xie Tao raised a hand and touched the cub’s head.
“Hiss…” The youth had told him to sit, so the muka cub was now very obediently sitting still. When he felt the touch, he lowered his head a bit towards the youth and made a low hissing sound in his throat.
Saina was a relatively remote planted for most interstellar races. Belonging to the muka race, the overall development of the planet was rather low.
Before reaching the planet, Xie Tao truly did not know what to expect.
Once they arrived at Saina, he got down from the commercial starship and walked out of the airfield. What came into his view was a planet lacking of green, where sand would from time to time be swept up and carried by the wind.
He brought Nick with him! ٩( ‘ω’ )و
I know some of you imagined the planet to have a tropical habitat, personally, I was picturing it rockier, but it seems to be more desert-y?
I really can’t wait to learn more about mukas and their planet! uwu