Chapter 1134: The Dust Settles (1)
“Snow.” Curtis immediately appeared at the spot where Muir landed, reaching out his blood-filled hand. He then paused and drew his hand back.
Bai Qingqing looked at him from top to bottom, then did the same for Winston next to him. She felt rea.s.sured after seeing that both of them were safe.
“I saw Parker,” Bai Qingqing said.
Winston removed his armor. There were no other females present anyway, so he didn’t have any restraints as he turned into his human form, saying, “He’s very agile. The behemoths aren’t able to trap him. He should be thinking of killing a few more of them.”
Bai Qingqing understood and nodded.
The baggage landed on the floor. Without the eagle claws holding it together, the blanket spread out and revealed a pile of soft dried gra.s.s. Three leopard cubs that were dizzy from all the shaking stood up unsteadily, opening their mouths to let out a few howls.
In that instant, all gazes gathered onto that piece of animal skin.
All beastmen had circled around Winston, to begin with, surrounding them completely. With several tens gazes on them (more beastmen were blocked and couldn’t be seen), the leopard cubs were instantly alarmed and their gazes focused.
Three agonizing howls rang out in unison. They crazily turned a few rounds on the spot, then dove into the gra.s.s pile with the same posture, all of them fighting for the small amount of gra.s.s.
Bai Qingqing let out a “pfft”, breaking the heavy atmosphere. She tried to hold back her laughter and covered the leopard cubs with the blanket.
The surrounding beastmen also returned to their senses, their eyes still filled with astonishment. They then broke out into loud laughter.
The atmosphere completely cleared up. Bai Qingqing patted the cubs in the blanket to console them, removing her hair tie to tie the blanket together. She then stood up with a straight expression.
Subordinates followed the example of their superiors. With Winston and Bai Qingqing both wearing a solemn expression, no matter how much the other beastmen felt like laughing, they tried very hard to hold it in.
The tribe was now in a state as if it had been run over by a tsunami. Countless houses collapsed, and there was even a huge tree that had a tree hole in it laying on the ground. It seemed to have been someone’s home.
As the stone castle had a ma.s.sive size, the behemoths weren’t fools to take it on by force despite knowing that it was a tough nut to crack. They intentionally avoided it. Thus, the stone castle was still intact.
As their sight landed on the tribe, everyone’s good mood turned heavy once again.
“Winston.” Bai Qingqing hesitated to speak, her gaze darting toward the beastmen. Winston immediately understood and said painfully, “About 30% to 40% died.”
It didn’t sound like much, but 30% to 40% of ten thousand was three to four thousand.
Bai Qingqing couldn’t remain positive anymore. She blinked, and two big drops of tears rolled down her face.
Winston embraced her and patted her back, saying the most brutal reality in front of all the beastmen.
“In this world, it has always been the case of survival of the fittest. Death means that one is incapable. Incapable beastmen won’t be picked by females and thus won’t have descendants. However, to be able to sacrifice themselves in a battle to protect their tribe, it’s an honor for all beastmen!” His deep voice rang out amongst the beastmen. It wasn’t loud, but everyone could hear him.
His words sounded very cold-blooded. If you die in battle, does it mean you deserved it? That you’re useless?
But upon careful thought, Bai Qingqing had no choice but to admit that this was how things were in the beastmen world. If beastmen were all elites, then the weaker ones had died. The ones who survived were the elites amongst the elites. Discarding the dross and keeping the finest was beneficial to the development of the tribe.
No male disapproved of this. After howling out to express their grief toward their comrades, they then let out seething and pa.s.sionate cries.
The beastmen’s heartfelt howls almost deafened Bai Qingqing, but she was also influenced by their emotions, with all the blood in her body starting to seethe.