The Beastkin Wolves Settlement
We all got off of Kathe’s back after she landed. Then Danton rushed towards us.
“Thank you for coming!”
“Sorry that it was on such short notice.”
“Don’t mention it! We are happy to have you any time, Locke. And it’s the same for the rest of you too.”
Danton and I could be very frank with each other.
After that, the adults of the beastkin tribes came to greet us.
All of the important ones were introduced by names.
At the end, a woman came towards us and bowed her head.
“Thank you for taking care of my daughter. I am Nia’s mother by blood.”
“Uh, no, I should be thanking you.”
I didn’t know anything about her mother.
She had never come up in our conversations, so I had assumed that she was no longer around.
“You should have told me that you had a mother…”
“It’s because Nia is my father’s child.”
“Yes. Father is my parent.”
“Huh? What does that even mean?”
And so Shia and Nia explained it to me.
In the beastkin tribes, people generally did not get married. And so only one side became the parent.
It was decided when the child was five years of age.
Usually, the mother would become the parent, but sometimes it was the father.
“Because in general, lots of children are born.”
So Nia had brothers and sisters by blood that were her mother’s children.
Some of them were fathered by Danton and some were not.
“I see. That’s a little bit different than how we do things.”
Their customs were different from human customs.
Also, Nia’s mother was the chief of a different tribe.
“So is Shia’s mother different from Nia’s mother?”
“Yes, they are different. My mother died a while ago in a battle against vampires.”
“Is that right. Sorry for asking about it.”
“Please don’t worry about that.”
Shia said with a smile.
Serulis and Luchila were also listening to this seriously.
“I didn’t know about that. Our systems are very different.”
“But my tribe was very similar.”
Luchila said as she carried Lord Gerberga.
Luchila was a demon and not a human.
Lord Gerberga clucked as if to agree with Luchila.
Maybe it was just humans that married and raised children as a couple.
“By the way, how is it with wind dragons?”
I was curious, and so I asked Kathe.
“We don’t have marriages, but children that are born belong to both parents. Of course, we are born from eggs, so there is no difference in roles between mother and father.”
“Huh. That’s very interesting…hmm?”
Kathe wasn’t even looking at us while she talked. She was playing with the children.
Many beastkin children had gathered around her.
They showed no signs of being afraid as they held onto her and sniffed at her.
Kathe looked very happy to be so popular with the children.
“Wait-wait. Don’t get too excited. I only have one tail.”
While they seemed to be having a lot of fun, she would not be able to enter the mansion like that.
“Kathe. Why don’t you turn human again?”
“Oh, you are right, Locke. Wait a moment, you children. I need to transform.”