Chapter 105: A Powerful Beastman That No Female Wants
Parker carried Bai Qingqing as he squeezed through the crowd. She saw an entourage of about a hundred beasts going forward with vigor. Amongst them, there were eagles, leopards, tigers, and wolves. Also, there were five females riding on beasts. There was a look of terror in their eyes, mixed with antic.i.p.ation.
The one leading the pack was a white tiger with a claw mark across his left face, making it appear ferocious and savage. Merely looking at him made one feel a sense of intimidation.
Suddenly, that tiger turned his head and his gaze met with Bai Qingqing’s.
Momentarily, Bai Qingqing forgot all that beastman and tribe stuff and only knew that she was being stared at by a ferocious wild animal, causing the hairs on her back to stand up and made her break out in cold sweat.
However, this white tiger had merely casually looked over. When he realized he had frightened the female, he immediately averted his gaze.
Bai Qingqing opened her mouth and took in big gulps of air to stabilize her breathing.
Sensing Bai Qingqing’s fear, Parker hurriedly rea.s.sured her. “Qingqing, don’t be scared. I’m here.”
Cortis also grabbed Bai Qingqing’s hand and comforted her silently.
“Is he a beastman too?” Bai Qingqing asked. She felt that that white tiger resembled a true, wild animal more.
Parker said, “You’re asking about that tiger? Of course he’s a beastman. He’s also the youngest beastman with four animal stripes in the City of Beastmen.”
“Four animal stripes?” Bai Qingqing asked, surprised.
At the mention of the white tiger, a fierce will burned in Parker’s eyes. His gaze was filled with an intense desire to be powerful. Then, he changed the subject. “However, while he’s certainly a powerful beastman, he’s also the biggest joke.”
“What do you mean?” Bai Qingqing, whose curiosity was stirred, asked with her arms around Parker’s neck.
Parker edged closer to Bai Qingqing’s ear and said in a hushed voice, “No female wants him.”
“Eh?” Bai Qingqing was astonished. What juicy gossip! “How old is he? Why does n.o.body like him?”
Parker said, “Are you for real? He’s so ugly, and there’s even a scar on his face. Moreover, he’s so fierce. Would you like such a male?”
“But it’s so superficial to reject someone based on these reasons,” Bai Qingqing said with her lips pursed.
Parker suddenly felt wary.
Why is my female so not picky at all? Even someone like Vincent managed to catch her eye. When is she going to treat me better?
The three of them walked forward with the crowd. Bai Qingqing looked at those females and asked, “What are they doing? And what’s the deal with those females?”
Parker said, “These five females were exchanged from other villages using salt. Every year we will send out a team to go around exchanging females. This year they actually managed to exchange for five of them. What joyous news.”
“Why are you so excited?” Bai Qingqing felt a little annoyed. She knew she shouldn’t be feeling this way—wasn’t it better for Parker to like other females? Why did she feel uncomfortable? Had she fallen for him?
Oh my G.o.d! This is terrible!
No, no, no, perhaps she was used to being indulged by Parker, so she was merely not accustomed to seeing him show interest in other females.
Eyes focused on that group of beastmen, Parker was unaware of the thoughts running through Bai Qingqing’s mind. He said, “Females make up the base of a village. It doesn’t matter how many males there are. It’s enough so long as we can protect these females well. Including you, our village has a total of 483 females. Adding five more, that makes 488.”
“Then, how many males are there?” Bai Qingqing asked.
Parker pondered for a good while, before finally giving her an approximate number. “We don’t have proper records of the number of males. I guess there’s around 10,000.”
Bai Qingqing widened her eyes in shock.
What the h.e.l.l! How many males are forced to be bachelors!
It’s such a huge city, yet there are only several hundred females. The ratio is too scary.
Even if each female takes in ten males, more than half of the males will be bachelors. No wonder the males cherish and indulge the females so much.