— Secret —
The village built next to the mountain could not be called large. After walking around for about half an hour, Xie Luan and Duke had taken in most of the small village.
Lastly, they returned to the area that had been damaged by the collapse of the mountain. As soon as Xie Luan appeared there, several adult mukas came up to him with plates filled with duoluo fruits.
“For me…?” Looking at the many plates presented to him, Xie Luan hesitated a bit and asked this question.
These mukas were obviously residents of the village, but Xie Luan had not seen them before today. So he was somewhat puzzled over why these mukas would give him duoluo fruits.
The appearance of adult mukas and the muka cubs did actually not differ much. To outsiders, it may seem like the only difference was their size. But not to Xie Luan.
He saw the adult mukas, who were a bit bigger than the large baby, not very distinctly nod at him and then issue a low hiss to express their affirmation.
Although he still did not know the reason, Xie Luan still took the things handed to him after hearing their response. As he could not carry this much with his hands, Xie Luan pressed the space button and temporarily put the duoluos in there after receiving them.
Duke was familiar with all the mukas who lived in the village. Seeing the hesitation on the youth’s face, he explained, “The eggs you helped take care of were from several families in the village. They were just gathered in one place to make it easier to nurse them. By now all mukas in the village should know about you coming here to take care of these eggs.”
On the several floating virtual panels, the same two words appeared one after another as if being typed out. Following these words, the mukas in front of Xie Luan made a low sound again.
Even though their eyes were scarlet, it was very easy to feel like they gave off a cruel and ice-cold feeling. It struck fear in people’s hearts. However, these mukas who were making a low hissing sound were certainly not aggressive at all, they were expressing their gratitude and fondness for the youth in front of them.
“Everyone in the village likes you very much. If someone gives you a gift, you can accept it.”
Duke was not surprised by the mukas actions of coming over and giving things to the youth, it was something he had been able to anticipate.
Hearing what he said, Xie Luan lightly nodded his head. He then looked up at the several mukas standing in front of him and slowly thanked the latter.
The cubs of the muka race were very good in Xie Luan’s eyes, and just like the cubs of other races they were lovely. After having arrived at Saina, Xie Luan found that the adult mukas were also very lovely.
This kind of loveliness had nothing to do with appearance. It was reflected by the behavior of these mukas.
After giving their gifts to Xie Luan, these mukas at once left to repair the damaged area together. They started with first removing the remaining pieces of the collapsed mountain that had come down and become a hindrance. All the adult mukas in the village cooperated to do this.
“I’ll also go help.”
The damaged area was in pieces. Xie Luan looked at the collapsed area, at the muka people who were working hard to clear it, and also stepped forward, walking over to see if there was anything he could do to help.
Actually, most of the collapsed things had already been cleared away by machines, leaving only the last part to be disposed of manually.
Xie Luan was still looking around when the nox, who was nestled in his arms, suddenly jumped down.
Seeing the nox change into adult form before his eyes, Xie Luan was slightly stunned and it took a second for him to react.
Immediately after he felt a wave of spiritual power. Xie Luan raised his head and when he did this he saw a dark distortion appear above the collapsed area. It was in the shape of a vortex and was mixed with lighting. It was giving off a sound similar to roaring wind. He could feel an extremely terrifying power coming from within this twisted vortex.
The space was easily torn apart, but this dreadful spiral of terrifying force did not do any damage. It merely drew all the remaining stones and rubbish from the collapsed area into the void and completed the cleaning work all at once.
Once finished, Xie Luan saw the nox turn around and look towards him.
[T/N: I did good, right? (☆ω☆^ ) –Ya Yi]
The nox was especially quiet at this time and did not say a word, he only moved closer to him and slightly tilted his head forward.
For some reason, Xie Luan felt that this nox was asking him for a reward.
He did not know if this feeling of his was right. Xie Luan raised his hand and touched the nox’s soft silver hair.
Almost at the same time, he saw that pair of light cyan eyes slightly close.
It was very good to coax… Xie Luan couldn’t help thinking this way and his heart also inevitably soften a little.