Chapter 1132: War Ended (1)
Armor was still useful to strong beastmen like them. At the very least, the sharp metal claws allowed them to stay more steadily on the behemoths’ backs and not be thrown off.
The small silver armor charged into the behemoth group like flowing water, and the behemoths at the very front finally came to a stop completely. This also stopped the behemoths’ advancement toward the City of Beastmen.
Enraged roars and agonizing cries rang out incessantly, and the densely packed behemoths unconsciously collided with each other amidst their panic. The collisions didn’t leave any scratches on them, but they were a lethal threat to the beastmen on the behemoths’ backs.
However, the beastmen fought on strongly. Half of them had started from the small tiger tribe while the other half were the citizens of the old City of Beastmen. Regardless of which group they came from, they fought on ferociously, especially those from the former group. This was the first time they didn’t feel despair when fighting against behemoths. With the hopes of survival, there was motivation to fight on.
This was the advantage of a big settlement that small tribes could never compare with. When facing a disaster like this, for smaller tribes, even if they put their lives on the line to fight it out, it’d just be a futile struggle that would hasten their deaths.
The City of Beastmen’s females couldn’t hear the beastmen’s enraged bellows, but they could hear the behemoths’ bellows coming from far away.
Bai Qingqing carried An’an and kept on kissing her before eventually handing her over to Bluepool, who was also wearing a solemn expression.
“I’ll have to trouble you again.” Pale-faced, Bai Qingqing tidied An’an’s clothes, unwilling to part with her.
An’an was too young. It was very cold now, and Bai Qingqing couldn’t bear to let An’an get exposed to the cold wind together with her. It would be the most comfortable for An’an to have Bluepool taking care of her. Moreover, she had to carry the leopard cubs. If she had too many children with her, she was afraid that she might not be able to take care of all of them, and an accident might occur.
Bluepool said without any hesitation, “Don’t worry. I’ve taken care of her for a few days and I now have experience.”
It was fine before he said anything. After he said this, Bai Qingqing felt even more worried and quickly said, “Don’t feed her fish.”
Bluepool didn’t think much of it, but after seeing her serious expression, he still agreed. “Alright! I’ll just roast sh.e.l.ls for her.”
Only then did Bai Qingqing feel at ease. Bluepool didn’t say much and carried An’an as he walked toward the river that was connected to the seas.
His speed in the water wasn’t any slower than the behemoths on land. If the behemoths attacked, he could flee into the sea at any moment.
As for the waterhole? Given the behemoths’ size, they’d probably crush the waterhole that was filled up by jars of water with a couple of stomps. With such a huge threat, Bluepool didn’t dare to stay behind, let alone now that he had a female child with him.
An’an rested on Bluepool’s shoulder, opening her big and bright eyes as she looked at Bai Qingqing. Her mouth, which had saliva drooping from it, was still chewing on the smooth luminous ball.
Bai Qingqing felt a little disappointed when she saw that An’an didn’t show any unwillingness to part with her.
She looked around. The vicinity of the waterhole was usually very lively, but there was no one around now and it was extremely quiet. It gave off a lonely feeling.
The females were all hiding at home and there were eagle beastmen keeping watch outside. If the behemoths came, the eagle beastmen would inform them immediately.
“Let’s go.” Muir placed his big palm on the top of Bai Qingqing’s head, then rubbed it gently. “The leopard cubs are still at home.”
At the thought of the leopard cubs, Bai Qingqing couldn’t stay still anymore. She replied with an “En”, then tugged Muir to head back quickly.
It was quiet at home, so quiet that it suddenly made Bai Qingqing feel horrified. She walked quickly into the bedroom. After seeing the pile of gra.s.s that didn’t seem to be bulging much, she pried the gra.s.s away while feeling unsettled.
Bai Qingqing heaved a large sigh of relief after her palms came into contact with warm skin. Thankfully, the cubs were still around.
The battle continued for one day and one night. The beastmen left behind in the City of Beastmen were on tenterhooks for one day and one night as well. Early morning the next day, they received news from the eagle beastman keeping watch that the line of defense had been compromised.
Bai Qingqing didn’t manage to get a good sleep and woke up very early. When she heard the eagle cry, she was very surprised. “Did they lose?”
“Let’s leave first.” Muir picked up a piece of animal skin coat and draped it over her, then looked toward the gra.s.s pile urgingly. “Come out quickly.”