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Behind them, the voices of the deer escaping continued, their hooves trampling across fallen leaves and accompanied by the loud roar of the tigers.
However, this wasn't enough to bring Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu into shock.
Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu stared at the familiar face in front of her, too horrified to speak.
Why was he here?
Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu never exposed any trace of her existence, even whens he fed Wenrick milk, she never mentioned anything.
Aside from that one time she accidentally called out the wrong name, the leopard she called "Táo Táo."
But how did the little leopard know who she was calling?
And, as far as she knew, the leopard hunts never came to this forest.
Although the beastmen were barbaric, they also had very clearly set territories.
The wolves' hunting grounds was in the Camuda Valley and the Morocco Valley belonged to the tiger clan.
Why, then, was he. . .
Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu subconsciously turned to the small leopard hiding behind the tree. The little one had transformed into his human shape and his glossy eyes and red lips resembled Suzanna's face.
". . ." Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu suddenly understood how it happened.
Wenrick looked at Ryan's actions and thought that Ryan wanted to hurt her so he hurriedly said, "Uncle Ryan, don't hurt her, she's mine!"
shifted slightly and he looked down at him, his voice extremely low, "What did you just say?"
Wenrick looked at Ryan's eyes and for a moment was scared, "She, she's the prey that I saw first. . ."
Ryan didn't change his expression and said nothing. In the distance, several tribesmen were coming, and Winter ran at the forefront, "The Chief has finally found you!"
Several leopards stopped under the tree and shifted to their humanoid shape.
When Winter lowered his head and saw his son, he lifted his hand and pulled him up, "You're really here, you little guy. . ."
Wenrick was stuck under his father's elbow and he breathed hard, choking, "Uncle Ryan is here, so why can't I be here!"
"You. . ."
Winter wanted to say, "Could you possibly compare with the chief?" when he looked up and saw Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu standing beside Ryan. The words immediately choked on his tongue and he couldn't say a word.
When Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu had fled, though the others didn't know what was going on, he knew it clearly.
He blamed himself for accidentally leaking out what happened and let the female know about how he and the Chief were deceiving her. In a fit of rage, she had a big fight with the chief and ran off overnight.
Since then, Winter had felt guilt
guilt and remorse toward Ryan.
The Chief had let him live until now, and he himself felt it was incredible.
Now, Winter looked at Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu's face and was extremely surprised.
This female was back?
Where had she come from? Would she leave once she came back?
. . .
"Here you are," Ryan's voice interrupted Winter's thoughts and was so calm that he couldn't hear any infliction.
Holding the rope in his hand, he took a step and went deep into the forest.
Winter saw him go in the opposite direction and was stunned, but he couldn't help but say, "Chief, there's the hunt today. . ."
"You go first," Ryan's footsteps didn't stop and he led Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu into the woods, "I'll catch up with you in a few days."
Winter knew what was going on and led the rest of the people down the hill to meet the others.
Before he left, he suddenly heard a slight noise in the tree and looked up at he top——
Eric's face was pale and white, and he stared at them, alarmed at their sight.
". . ."
When Ryan originally showed up, he was already dead. With the tiger and leopard right there, he had no room to survive.
Who knew that later a group of leopards would show up and
up and the one in the middle be their "Chief."
This was the leader of the leopards that had been constantly fighting with the wolves and left them with no defense?
Eric was even more scared as he watched Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu be taken by that "unreasonable" leader. But he was even more helpless.
His heart felt guilty remorse but right now, in the line of sight of the leopards, he bravely gathered up his courage. He trembled and said, "You, you can't hurt her, she's saved your people. . ."
The forest was silent, and there was no trace of sound.
Only a single, tall beastman led a petite and delicate female to walk into the woods.
But the forest path was rough and bumpy. The petite female had a very hard time walking. Coupled with her hands being tied by the beastman, she couldn't maintain good balance. The male had long legs and deliberately didn't wait for her, so she couldn't keep up with him.
"Ryan, let go, I can't walk," Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu didn't know how many times she had said that sentence, but Ryan made as though he hadn't heard anything and ignored her.
Aside from those few words to the father and son, he didn't say anything at all.
Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu stared at the wide back in front of her and of her and pursed her lips, angrily calling out his name, "Ryan!"
Ryan was unmoved.
Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu asked, "Where exactly are you taking me?"
Ryan took the other end of the rope and continued forward.
"Eric and his people have done nothing, don't harm them."
When Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu saw he continued to ignore her, she felt a bit anxious and resorted to her killer line, "If you don't agree, I'll go home now."
Ryan finally stopped. The veins in the back of his hand suddenly pulsed and he turned around to look at Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu.
Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu bit her lip and wanted to escape on principle at being stared at but she still had to bite the bullet and say, "I know this is your natural law, but Eric is a friend and when you were injured, he did help you. . ."
She hadn't finished when Ryan came to stand near her and his presence made Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu subconsciously step back.
Ryan leaned slightly over her and finally said his first words to her, "What did you say?"
Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu was suddenly self-conscious and she quietly answered, "Eric is a friend. . ."
"The previous sentence," Ryan calmly reminded.
Jǐ Xiǎo Ōu thought for a moment and gently licked her lips, slowly repeating, "If you don't agree, then I will go home."