Chapter 1017: Unt.i.tled
All the males thought of this word in unison.
There was a saying in the beastmen world: scorpion-type die with water.
The scorpion tribe stayed far away in the desert. They’d rather live in the harshest environment than staying in the forest which had rich resources due to the threat of the rainwater.
Their heavy bodies destined that they would never be able to learn to swim. If they were engulfed by water, they’d only be able to crawl at the bottom of the water. Before they could crawl out from the long pa.s.sageways, they’d have long drowned.
When Bai Qingqing saw her mates’ unfathomable expressions, she suddenly felt guilty. Was she too sinister? Would they feel that she was as detestable as the ape king?
Such means might be ruthless, but it was nothing in comparison to the sins the scorpion tribe had committed. If the plan succeeded, it’d only make them feel exhilarated.
Neither Winston nor Parker felt that there was anything bad about this method. Curtis was cold by nature and didn’t have any objections, either. Under their mate’s hesitant and unsettled gazes, all of them nodded to express their recognition, showing admiration-filled gazes.
Bai Qingqing heaved a huge sigh of relief.
Winston said, “But the water will be a problem. If we were to send a tremendous amount of beastmen to transport water there, we’d probably be quickly discovered.”
Bai Qingqing thought about it for a moment, then her eyes quickly lit up again. She looked toward Curtis and said, “When you were burned by fire the other time, what you used to envelop your body…”
As Bai Qingqing said this, she suddenly looked toward Muir, who had been keeping silent all this while. When she saw him tremble, she secretly chided herself for saying the wrong thing.
Muir almost fled. Why did Qingqing bring up that matter? Was she going to settle things with him?
Curtis’s countenance changed as well, and his gaze turned vicious. Snake beastmen held onto grudges firmly. Moreover, he had suffered time and time again against the eagle beastman. Their feud was very strong. The impulse that he had forcibly suppressed for the sake of protecting his mate’s safety was pulled up, and he shot Muir a glance.
Bai Qingqing was so regretful that she felt like swallowing her tongue. She quickly said, “It’s that tree resin. Are you still able to find it?”
Curtis forcibly suppressed the grudge, his countenance looking extremely grim. He nodded slightly.
Muir’s tensed body relaxed a little. In just a short moment, his face and body became covered in a cold sweat, and his countenance also looked horrible.
For some reason, Bai Qingqing didn’t dare to look at him. She felt that he was more pitiful than Curtis, the one who had suffered.
“That’s great! Tree resin can be shaped. We can just make a pipe and guide the water over from the river,” Bai Qingqing said. She had the confidence that even if this tree resin wasn’t as good as the resin from a rubber tree, it shouldn’t be hard to make a water pipe shape. No matter how horrible it was, it should be usable once, right?
Although everyone was baffled, at the thought of how Bai Qingqing could even make it rain, guiding water from the river didn’t seem to be a difficult thing. They agreed without any doubt.
Everyone discussed for a moment and decided to let Curtis order the wild snakes to search the scorpion cave. During this time, they’d concurrently prepare the “waterpipe” Bai Qingqing mentioned.
“I’ll go make preparations right away,” Curtis said. He had to be the one taking charge of both matters. As he said this, he stood up.
Muir stood up as well. “I’ll go with you.”
Curtis squinted his eyes, strongly feeling that this eagle beastman was challenging his limits.
“You’ll be in danger if you encounter Saint Zachary by yourself.” Muir smiled in self-mockery. He recalled how he had hoped to kill Curtis so strongly back then, but now, he wanted to protect him instead. Was this his retribution?
Curtis smiled coldly. “If I’m by myself, who’ll be able to kill me?”
After saying that, he swayed his snake tail and left.
That was true. No one could compare against Curtis’s speed. If he encountered Saint Zachary, he could just leave. Muir thought of this as well and thus didn’t rush to bring contempt upon himself.