Chapter 4 – Everyone thought that Ruan Qiuqiu’s life would be short-lived once she married that evil wolf (1)
Ruan Qiuqiu paused after saying her request. Thinking of that wolf demon, who was rumored to be “badly injured and near death”, she hesitated for a moment before adding, “In addition, I also want some herbs that can be used to treat demonkind. It can’t be less than 15 herbs.”
Right after she said the word “herbs”, the noise level in the cave plummeted to silence.
In unison, the group of lion demons all looked at Ruan Qiuqiu.
The lion chief rubbed the wooden stick that had a lion head carved into it between his hands. He stared at her for a few seconds. In a low, nasally voice, he said, “Oh? You want herbs that can be used to treat demonkind?”
Hearing the lion chief’s threatening and unclear tone, Ruan Qiuqiu clenched her hands and vigorously nodded. “Yes.”
Yes, she wanted those herbs.
Although that melodramatic novel hadn’t mentioned why the wolf tribe would pay 300 catties of salt to get a wife for Mr. Big Bad Wolf, it had described his miserable situation.
His tribe had given up on him because he couldn’t be saved.
And because he had been given up, he had moved to the edge of the wolf tribe’s territory in a cave that was near a forest. He was “recuperating” there.
This had been written euphemistically in the novel, but Ruan Qiuqiu knew that this was the same as having that evil wolf wait for death.
Although she had never met that evil wolf, Ruan Qiuqiu felt that at the very least, it was because of him that she had the opportunity to leave the lion tribe.
If she looked at it that way, she owed him a small favor. Even if it was only a small favor, she still wanted to try to help him. Moreover, she had already agreed to marry that wolf. Even if nothing happened between them, her agreement had already tied them together.
On a selfish note, in this world that was filled with demons, fiends, and all sorts of dangerous creatures, she might be safer if that infamous evil wolf could live a bit longer.
If those rumors about him turned out to be true and he was a demented mean wolf that would try to eat her, she just wouldn’t use those herbs on him. If she had medicinal herbs, at worst, she could trade those herbs for food with other demons. No matter what, she wouldn’t be suffering a loss.
And so, she wanted those herbs, and she wouldn’t back down.
On the side, Rou Yuerao was surprised to see Ruan Qiuqiu taking a hard line on something. This was unlike her. However, thinking that she should put up a good performance in front of the members of the tribe, she twisted her sleeve, took two steps forward, and grabbed Ruan Qiuqiu’s arm.
Ruan Qiuqiu turned her head and heard Rou Yuerao softly and slowly say, “Qiuqiu, don’t you think you’re asking for too many animal skins and herbs?
It’s winter now. The temperature is low, and the weather isn’t good. The tribe’s animal skins are the ones we saved from autumn. There isn’t a lot… It’s not that bad for the demons, but if the elderly humans and young children don’t have animal skins to cover themselves, it’ll be really pitiful.
And, the beast tide just left. A lot of the demons in the tribe are injured and urgently need medical treatment. The herbs are so scarce…”
As she said this, her eyes turned red. She looked at Ruan Qiuqiu with teary eyes as if she wanted her to awaken her conscience.
“Qiuqiu, if there’s not enough herbs, those lion demons might not make it through the winter. Don’t you think you should be more considerate of the tribe…”
However, when Ruan Qiuqiu heard these words, she found her attempt at persuasion laughable.
She curved her lips and smiled at Rou Yuerao. Her voice wasn’t loud, but it was very clear when she said, “Yuerao, I remember that a few days ago, several young male demons gave you a lot of good quality animal skins and furs. Those skins and furs are probably very warm, right? Since you’re such a kind person, why haven’t you given your extra animal skins and furst to those elders and young children?”
Rou Yuerao: “…”
She hadn’t expected that Ruan Qiuqiu would mention the animal skins and furs she had gotten a few days ago. She couldn’t quite keep up the front she had been presenting. She awkwardly bit her lip and answered, “I was planning on giving those away. Things just got delayed a bit. Qiuqiu, what did you mean by saying that? How can you say that about me?”
After she said these words, her eyes were even redder than before. That weepy expression, it looked as if she had been horribly wronged. She looked extremely pitiful.
Looking at Rou Yuerao’s appearance, Ruan Qiuqiu wanted to roll her eyes. Before she could even silently ridicule the female lead, she noticed that most of the young lion demons were looking at her with colder gazes.
Not only that, those young lion demons issued low growls. Hearing those threatening sounds coming from the lion demons, Ruan Qiuqiu felt her scalp going slightly numb.
She grinded her teeth and endured the pressure from those threatening growls. She couldn’t resist bitterly thinking; is this the legendary female lead’s halo at work? All it took was for her cannon fodder self to say something against Rou Yuerao and Rou Yuerao looking pitiful for the male lion demons to regard her as their enemy and prey.
Wasn’t her life as a cannon fodder a little too difficult?