The Last Cat in the Universe - Chapter 6
Once Yue An stopped his meddling behaviour, the Marshal was relieved to have everything back to normal.
After ample sleep, Ji Xiuyun began to carefully organize the remaining materials in the safety cabin.
He then started to rummage and verify all the materials present by comparing them with the screen displayed in front of him while Yue An was watching him, the cat couldn’t help but let out a yawn before jumping out of the bed towards the door to scratch it.
He turned his head and cried at Ji Xiuyun for a little attention “Meow!”
The Marshal glanced at him “Want to go out?”
Yue An watched Ji Xiuyun as he walked towards the door, the cat turned his little head in the direction the Marshal went. “Meow!”
Ji Xiuyun, just as he raised his hands to press the password on the machine, suddenly recalled something. But under the alert eyes of Yue An, the Marshal preferred keeping quiet and finally opened the door.
Yue An slipped out the door and was out of sight in an instant.
The Marshal opened and stood by the door for a while keeping a narrow space open.
Just as he was about to ask what Yue An was up to, he realized that he couldn’t hear any meow and the cat was long gone.
A bit sullen, the Marshal kept on reorganizing the supplies while thinking how to get rid of their communication barrier. And since Yue An promised to follow him, he will take all the necessary measures needed to take care of the cat.
It is really not possible to define the exact relationship between him and Yue An. Even if Yue An is a very intelligent creature, just like humans. His nature and habits are quite similar to that of an animal, making it difficult for Ji Xiuyun to give their relationship a proper name.
The issue of them communicating must be resolved.
The Marshal took the task upon him and marked down all the matters needed to be resolved on the touch screen displayed on the wall.
He had another issue that was lingering in his thought, that was to confirm what level and type of ability this cat was hiding, also wondering what made Yue An agree to come with him. He wanted to know if the cat was capable enough, could he fight alongside the Marshal on the battlefield.
Even he could tell, this cat was something special. If others start to notice any abnormality, they would look for trouble, one after the other. So in conclusion, it was better to bring Yue An with him.
He made a quick plan, after returning back to his kingdom, Emperor Star he would run a few genetics tests on Yue An and register the cat’s gene into the star network database.
With so many things in his hands, the Marshal quickly reviewed the list recorded on the memo and was back to check the supplies in no time.
Just as Yue An returned, Ji Xiuyun checked his mailbox on the invisible tab, the inbox was empty. It seems that his teacher, Marshal Kevin has not replied yet.
When Ji Xiuyun heard slight movement coming from outside, he turned off the tab and went to open the door. But as soon as he reached the door, he was greeted by a white furry paw trying to squeeze inside the room yet it was seen wriggling itself on the crack of the door.
This scene almost made the Marshal laugh.
Yue An who was busy outside the door sensed the footsteps from the inside, which immediately made him retract his paws and plead Ji Xiuyun to let him in. “Meow!” “Meow!”
Looking at the poor cat, Ji Xiuyun opened the door.
As soon as Yue An walked in, he picked up the spice bag and walked back towards the door. He then went back and stuck his claws out to clasped himself onto the Marshal’s trousers.
The Marshal looked down at the small cat, and the cat, in the same manner, looked up at the giant Marshal.
Without asking, this time the Marshal knew, so didn’t wait for the cat and asked, “Want to eat barbecue?”
Yue An rubbed himself happily on the man trousers “Meow~”
When the Marshal asked such a question, he didn’t think much and just wanted to satisfy the cat’s appetite. He had already finished managing all the inventory work and was already prepared for his daily exercise, so had nothing much to do.,
He put on his oxygen mask, took out the necessary tools and followed Yue An out. When they arrived at the pond, Yue An put the spice bag down and enthusiastically scratched the Marshal’s long leg.
When Ji Xiuyun looked around, all he saw was dead animal splattered all around the pond, their meat separated from their bone
No wonder, Yue An was out for so long, he most likely went to prepare this feast.
He looked around all the animals, one that could fly, run or swim, all dead and were perfectly deboned.
The Marshal picked up a bird that was often cooked in every household and was ready to cook. The meat, if cooked in medium rare, was quite delicious in taste. Whether it was stewed or fried, the taste was always on point.
But these birds usually inhabit the woods.
While this area may be desolated with barren grassland.
“Where is it from?” he asked while cleaning all the blood of the meat with water.
Yue An stretched his paws and pointed towards the south, “Meow!”
“Lead me there after eating.” Marshal said.
“Meow!” Yue An shook his tail in excitement while watching Ji Xiuyun’s skillful movements.
“You will follow anyone that will give you food, won’t you?” The Marshal took out the roasted bird and teased the cat. He watched the way that Yue An moved about anxiously. Then he murmured to himself, “Well, maybe no one can beat me when it’s about craftsmanship.”
Surely, he was bragging about his skills in front of the barbecue.
After Yue An heard those words, he realized that he was lured by the food and how crafty Ji Xiuyun was as a person!
He would never admit that the fault lied in his love for food. He happily bit the bird and threw all the responsibility toward the Marshal, who was cooking the next meat carefully beside him.
To help with digestion, after dinner he followed the Marshal to wander into the woods.
Yue An stopped halfway to look up at the sky.
The gray sky was a little dull and the air was getting heavier by the time.
Ji Xiuyun also noticed the change in the air. “Is it going to rain?”
It was far more than that.
The rainy season was right around the corner.
The seasonal cycle of this planet was very peculiar. The dry seasons are quite dry and the rainy seasons can be terribly wet.
During the heavy rain, Yue An used to have a nest high up the slope but now was annihilated. Now, the only safe place left for them was the safety cabin.
The stormy season was just about to start and if the safety cabin is left at the same place, they would be able to enjoy the otherworldly beauty of being underwater.
So when the first drop of rain fell on the ground, it symbolized that it was the end of the dry seasons. Both Yue An and Ji Xiuyun returned to the cabin, opened the vane and flew over the dry forest towards safer ground
The most suitable place for landing detected by AI in the safety cabin was at the trunk of a tree-covered with branches.
The Marshal simply handed the task to the AI. He gazed at Yue An, who piled a whole lot of dirty blossoms onto his pillow.
“White.” Ji Xiuyun suddenly reached out and lifted the little cat and walked towards the console. He then took out a chair and let Yue An sit on it, then asked “Do you know this word?”
Yue An turned his head and glanced at the characters on the screen, and was stunned to find himself to be an illiterate.
Only a few decades have passed!
How can humans change their texts so soon?!
The expression on Yue An’s face revealed everything.
The Marshal, holding the cat, pressed the buttons on the console and started teaching Yue An one by one.
Yue An recalled his fear of being thrown in a classroom full of children by his own predecessor when both the species started being tolerant towards each other.