Chapter 10 – Why wasn’t she running away? (1)
The snow was stained red by the blood, and the cold air was filled with the heavy stench of blood and rot.
Ruan Qiuqiu’s legs felt weak. She squeezed the animal skin bag and nervously raised her head to look at the wolf demon that had suddenly appeared by the cave.
That wolf demon was covered in blood.
His animal form was huge. Even with him crouching, he was nearly three meters tall. He blocked the small entrance to the cave with his body. She had to lean her head back to see his entire body.
It was a scarred body…
There were big and small sinister-looking wounds on his back. Some of the wounds had crusted over with blood, and some of them looked very fresh with blood dripping out. The blood matted the fur on his back into unsightly patches of black.
The giant wolf’s front paws were plunged deep into the snow, and the left hind leg ended at a bare bone. Blood and pus was dripping down from it.
Ruan Qiuqiu’s lips were trembling. She looked at the giant wolf that was within five meters of her. His hackles were raised, and he was baring his teeth. He let out a low growl that was rich with warning.
Hearing that this low growl was the same one she had heard earlier in the forest, Ruan Qiuqiu immediately determined this giant wolf, who had a deep wound that stretched from his left forehead to underneath his right eyelid, was her husband.
Her wolf husband, who was disfigured, crippled, on his deathbed, and said to be blind.
Ruan Qiuqiu’s palms were sweaty. She felt frozen in place.
This giant gray wolf looked frightening. He had terrifying fangs and looked as if he was going to pounce over at any second and rip apart her delicious human self with his claws and gobble her down.
Looking at the seriously injured giant wolf before her, Ruan Qiuqiu finally understood why the wolf demons from the Fire Wolf Tribe didn’t dare to approach the edge of the forest. As it turned out, even if her husband was crippled, he was still an enormous wolf that looked extremely ferocious.
As she watched the gray wolf issue repeated warning growls, each one sounding more threatening than the preceding one, and inching closer to her, Ruan Qiuqiu strangely lost her fear.
She should have been very scared, but she had accidentally seen the snow dotting the gray wolf’s muzzle.
The trace of snow should have belonged to that little wolf cub, who had been nibbling on the snow.
This… evil wolf looked so ferocious right now, but hadn’t he just been a small, weak, helpless, pitiful, wretched wolf cub that was nibbling on snow?
Seeing the snow on the giant wolf’s muzzle, Ruan Qiuqiu stood in place and pondered why her husband could seamlessly change from a wolf cub to a giant gray wolf. She didn’t know that a certain wolf had peppered her with the label “idiot” for not running away.
Ten days ago, when Mr. Big Bad Wolf had just moved here to “recuperate”, he heard that the tribe was going to send him a human spouse as compensation.
This was an ancient custom passed down amongst the demon tribes. If an unmarried chief was abandoned by the tribe, the tribe would give a human bride to marry him when he was about to die.
They said the human would be the demon’s spouse, but everyone knew that it was the tribe’s last “charitable” act. It was to let the demon enjoy the pleasures of an adult while also enjoying the taste of human flesh that was prohibited in normal times. The last full meal.
Mr. Big Bad Wolf sneered. He only felt disgust towards the decision made by the tribe that had abandoned him.
He had no interest in copulating, that sort of thing was gross. He was even less interested in finding out what human flesh tastes like.
It was only…
Mr. Big Bad Wolf narrowed his almost blind eyes. He slowly stretched out what little was left of his demon consciousness and clearly “saw” the deathly pale Ruan Qiuqiu that was standing in front of him.
Was this human truly stupid or was she too scared to move? His animal form was so scary. Why wasn’t she running away?
Didn’t she know that if she was standing in front of another demon who’s stomach was rumbling with hunger and had no morals, she wouldn’t have lived past three seconds?
The author has something to say:
Mr. Big Bad Wolf: “I’m not interested in copulating. Gross.”
A few years later:
Ruan Qiuqiu kicked a certain wolf off the bed. “Didn’t you say this is gross?”
Mr. Big Bad Wolf: “…”
T/N: Any chapter parts that mention demons eating humans or vice versa will be left on Patreon.
Translator Ramblings: I think Ruan Qiuqiu is so exhausted from lack of sleep and the forced march over here that her response to danger is muted.