When Beauty Meets Beasts - Chapter 658
658 Why Are You Here?!
Huanhuan used the forging knowledge taught by Domitt to modify the tracking mouse, making it smarter and more agile.
Eggy lay on top of her head and stared at the tracking mouse without blinking.
Seeing that her youngest daughter was very interested in the tracking mouse, Huanhuan put it on the ground.
The tracking mouse rolled its eyes and squeaked.
Eggy immediately perked up.
It was as if she had seen her favorite prey. She stared intently at the tracking mouse.
When the tracking mouse ran out, Eggy flapped her wings and flew over with a whoosh. Her small claws tried to catch the tracking mouse.
The second modification made the tracking mouse very agile. It immediately dodged Eggy’s claws and ran into the cabin.
Eggy chirped as she chased after it.
The mouse and bird played a game of chase on the ship.
Huanhuan made a simple version of an oil lamp with vegetable oil and thread, then covered it with paper. She carried the small lantern she made and began to survey the ship to see if there were any malfunctions that had yet to be discovered.
Below the cabin was the warehouse. There were no windows here, so it was very dark. The air was very humid. Huanhuan felt uncomfortable wearing the veil, so she took off her veiled hat and placed it by the door.
Just as she was engrossed in the repairs, Ju An suddenly walked in.
There was a lot of soil and seeds brought by the tree people in the warehouse. Ju An had come down to get the seeds. He did not expect to meet Lin Huanhuan here.
Huanhuan stopped what she was doing and looked up at him. “You tree people…”
Before she could finish, she saw Ju An run away.
Huanhuan froze in place.
What the hell was going on?
Thinking back, he seemed to have been avoiding her every day since they boarded the ship.
Ju An ran up the stairs. Hui Jian called out to him several times.
“Why are you running? Is there a tiger chasing you?”
Not far away, Bai Di heard this and subconsciously said, “We tigers don’t eat flowers and trees.”
Hui Jian was shocked. “You’re a tiger?”
Bai Di said yes.
He did not expect the person he was sharing a boat with to be a tiger. Elder Hui was very afraid. He immediately hid behind Ju An and decided to avoid Bai Di as much as possible in the future.
Bai Di didn’t take it to heart. He turned and walked toward the cabin.
Seeing that he was gone, Hui Jian was relieved.
“I told you to get the seeds from the warehouse just now. Where are the seeds? Give them to me.”
Ju An looked embarrassed.
He had run so fast that he forgot to take the seeds.
Seeing him like this, Hui Jian was immediately angry. “I asked you to get some seeds, but you forgot? What’s your brain made of?!”
Ju An was speechless at the reprimand. His beautiful face was tense.
Hui Jian asked him to go to the warehouse again to get the seeds.
Ju An dawdled and refused to go.
Hui Jian was furious. “Is there a tiger in the warehouse that’ll eat you up? Why are you so afraid?”
“I’m not afraid! I’m just… just…”
“What is it? You’re the leader of a tribe, yet you can’t even do such a simple thing. What use do I have for you?!”
Just as Hui Jian was scolding Ju An, Huanhuan walked out of the stairwell with a lantern. She was wearing a veiled hat, and her face was covered by the snow silk veil.
The two sides met by chance.
Huanhuan lowered her head and blew out the flame. “What are you guys talking about here? Why do you look unhappy?”
Ju An blushed when he saw her.
He realized how pathetic he seemed and immediately forced himself to look away. He turned to look at the deck.
Hui Jian first bowed to Huanhuan before saying angrily, “I asked Ju An to go to the warehouse to get some seeds, but this guy actually forgot. I asked him to make another trip, but he refused. I’m so angry!”
Huanhuan looked at Ju An. Seeing that he was not looking at her, she couldn’t help but be puzzled.
She hadn’t done anything. Why did he suddenly hate her so much?
But then again, not everyone would like her.
Although Huanhuan was a little disappointed, she didn’t care anymore. She comforted Hui Jian before walking away with the lantern.
When she was gone, Ju An calmed down.
This time, he didn’t dawdle. He ran quickly down the stairs to the warehouse to get the seeds, then ran back to Hui Jian.
Huanhuan didn’t notice it in the past. Now that she knew that Ju An didn’t like her, Huanhuan naturally wouldn’t go up to him and make things difficult for him.
As long as Ju An appeared, she would try to avoid him and reduce the chances of meeting him.
No one noticed the slight change between her and Ju An.
After overhauling the ship, Huanhuan broke out in a sweat.
She went to the kitchen to boil water for a shower and happened to see Xue Ling busy in the kitchen.
Bai Di was usually the one cooking. It was rare to see Xue Ling cooking. Huanhuan was surprised. “What are you busy with?”
“I’m making lunch. I caught a huge crab today. I’m gonna steam it for you.”
Huanhuan leaned over to take a look. It was indeed a huge crab. It was about a meter long.
The crab had been knocked unconscious by Xue Ling and was lying motionless in the basin.
Xue Ling washed it clean, tied it with hay, and placed it in a steamer. He heated the fire and slowly steamed it.
After he was done, he asked, “What are you doing in the kitchen? Are you hungry?”
“I want to boil some water and take a shower.”
Speaking of bathing, Xue Ling thought of the beautiful scene of Huanhuan sitting in the bathtub naked. He couldn’t help but feel his nose heat up. “Go back to your room and wait. I’ll bring it to you after boiling the water.”
He could take the opportunity to take a bath with the little female. Hehehe~
Without thinking too much about it, Huanhuan returned to her room and took out a change of clean clothes from her space.
Someone was knocking on the door.
Huanhuan thought that Xue Ling was here to deliver the water, so she said without looking back, “Come in.”
The door was pushed open with a soft sound.
Huanhuan said as she sorted out her clothes, “Just pour the water into the bathtub.”
She waited for a long time, but there was no sound of water being poured.
Huanhuan was puzzled. She stopped what she was doing and turned around to see a familiar person standing in the room.
That person was not Xue Ling.
It was Xing Chen!
Huanhuan’s expression changed into fear. “Why are you here?!”
The door was closed, and they were alone in the room.
Even if she shouted now, it would take at least a minute for Bai Di and the others to rush over and save her.
One minute was enough for Xing Chen to kill her.
Huanhuan tensed up and quickly took out the small crossbow from her space, aiming it at him. She pulled the trigger and fired several arrows.
Unfortunately, none of the arrows hit him.
The black Soul-Devouring Vine reached out and snatched the small crossbow from her hand. It broke it and threw it into a corner.