Chapter 41 – It couldn’t be that she liked a gray wolf named Tianluo, right? (1)
While waiting for the snow to melt, Ruan Qiuqiu didn’t waste the time doing nothing. She picked up a slender stick to scratch out her plans on the ground as she thought them. At the same time, she closed her eyes to better sense the water element in the air.
This was a habit of hers. She liked to record her plans as she thought them.
If she was back at base, she would probably take out paper and pen. But now, she could only make do with a small stick.
She had already calculated the materials in the cave. If they were frugal, they could last half a month.
In the best case scenario, the blizzard would end soon. If that happened, she would be able to lay traps in the forest to catch prey and go to the Fire Wolf Tribe to exchange the salt for food and herbs.
In the worst case, the snow never stopped falling.
As a weak human, there was no way she could hunt in the forest during the heavy snowstorm. At most, she could gather some firewood.
Five herbs definitely wouldn’t be enough to treat Mr. Gray Wolf’s injury. No matter how sparingly she used the herbs, they would only be enough for five days.
At that time, without any herbs, if she didn’t get stronger and could only condense three to five drops of water with a weak healing effect every day, the gray wolf wouldn’t get better.
She couldn’t change the natural conditions, so her most urgent task right now was to improve their living conditions as soon as possible and also… become stronger.
All the things that she had just thought relied on an ideal condition, which was that they wouldn’t be attacked by any prehistoric creatures or fiends during this winter.
However, this world was unsafe to begin with. According to her memory of the novel, in about two months, when winter was about to end, the male lead and female lead in the Wind Lion Tribe would encounter a beast tide.
Although the Fire Wolf Tribe and Wind Lion Tribe were separated by a certain distance, they might encounter a beast tide too.
Once the beast tide came, she and Mr. Gray Wolf, who lived by the edge of the forest, would be in a very dangerous situation.
Hearing the sound of boiling water in the stone pot, Ruan Qiuqiu stopped trying to perceive the water element in the air. Instead, she slowly opened her eyes.
Regardless if she was doing this so that Mr. Gray Wolf could get better soon or so that she could live a little bit longer in this world, she had to work hard to get stronger as soon as possible.
Thinking of this, Ruan Qiuqiu put down the small stick and started to wash the animal skins.
There weren’t any items in Mr. Gray Wolf’s cave specifically used for cleaning. Ruan Qiuqiu could only use leaves that she had brought with her to wash her hair. After crushing the leaves, she put it into the water that was from freshly melted snow.
Ruan Qiuqiu shivered. While rubbing the animal skins, she sighed.
If only her mutated water ability was more advanced, she wouldn’t have to trouble herself with washing animal skins using this method. She would be able to use her power to clean everything that needed to be washed.
She wouldn’t have to go back and forth to fetch snow to turn into water.
She would even be able to make hot water to drink…
Actually, it would be the best if she could have two abilities, especially if the second ability was a plant-based ability.
If she had that ability, she would be able to keep food fresh and sprout seeds and hasten their growth. She would be able to grow a bunch of food and her stomach wouldn’t be growling in hunger. But now, she could only calculate how much food she could eat later.
Fantasies were always beautiful, but reality was extremely difficult.
Her complacency towards her previous situation meant that she hadn’t been motivated in the past to advance her ability, and she didn’t have a plant-based ability to sprout seeds and hasten their growth either. If only she did, she wouldn’t have to worry about not having enough food or about going hungry.
By the time she had washed the animal skins and wrung them dry as fast as possible, her carrot-like fingers had become even more swollen.
Ruan Qiuqiu wanted to cry, but she couldn’t. She rubbed her frozen fingers, then she carried the wooden basin as she returned to the warm bedroom.
Translator Ramblings: I think the author does a good job showing how unambitious Ruan Qiuqiu is. She has a potentially OP ability, but her daydreams for it is quality of life stuff like doing laundry and getting instant hot water. I don’t mean it in a bad way. I think its good that it doesn’t take much for Ruan Qiuqiu to be content and that she will look for the positive side even when her situation is bleak. Her temperament is a good complement to the tsundere wolf.
Anyways, if this ability was in the hands of someone ambitious like Su Yu from Su Yu’s Promotion Record in the ‘60s, she would be planning out the most optimal and efficient use of this power and how to market the healing aspect of the water ability to amass power and influence.