Chapter 1183: Fainted
The world outside was covered in snow and ice. There was a thick layer of snow on the ground, looking like a big and plump snow-white cake that had just been steamed. Touching it would just make a large stretch fall off.
The eagle beastman moved rapidly in the acc.u.mulated snow, leaving a series of clear but deep claw marks. Although he was just skin and bones now, his movements didn’t seem to be affected in the least. He was filled with battle prowess.
“Muir!” Bai Qingqing chased after him from a distance, lifting her animal skin pants and moving in the snow with great difficulty, blurring the trail of beautiful claw prints.
Winston had just returned, and when he saw his mate walking outside the courtyard, he quickly ran over.
“Qingqing, why have you come out?” Winston asked as he looked at Muir, then carried Bai Qingqing up.
Bai Qingqing shook his shoulders and said, “Quickly follow Muir.”
“What happened?” Winston frowned and asked, not stopping as he quickly gave chase.
Bai Qingqing looked dejected. She looked at Muir, who seemed ferocious but was actually very fragile, and lowered her voice as she said to Winston, “The eggs hatched. They’re little snakes.”
Winston’s face also revealed obvious astonishment, and his brows furrowed even tighter together. He thought to himself that eagles and snakes really couldn’t survive together and were arch-enemies. Both of them were born from eggs, and eagle beastmen had a dull sense of smell. Therefore, it was true that it was easy to mix the eggs up.
Such matters weren’t a rare occurrence in the natural world, but it was quite rare amongst the beastmen. After all, extremely few snake beastmen would share their mates with other males.
Even in the modern world, it wasn’t rare to find “foster parents” for children. Take the notorious cuckoo birds for example. Their behavior was a lot worse compared to Curtis’s.
The cuckoos wouldn’t only secretly place their eggs in other birds’ nests that had eggs in them, getting other birds to hatch their eggs for them. After the cuckoo eggs hatched, the chicks would also push the eggs or chicks of their “foster parents” out of the nest, causing them to fall to their deaths without having to be taught to do that. This a.s.sured them they would receive the best treatment. After their feathers were fully grown, the cuckoo chicks would leave without bidding goodbye. Some would even be brought away by the adult cuckoos.
The birds who had hatched the eggs and brought up the chicks for the cuckoo birds were really pitiful.
As expected of the snakes’ arch-enemies, Muir understood them very well. Parker had been searching for Curtis for half a month to no avail, but he managed to discover him from a certain corner.
Amidst the icy air, the black and red snake was curled up in a cave, slowly wiggling his body like a worm, turning his white stomach back down.
Although he hadn’t woken up completely, Curtis was already turning defensive.
Muir was extremely enraged. His head couldn’t enter the narrow hole, so he put his leg inside and scratched around crazily.
Curtis finally woke up completely, flipping up the translucent film covering his eyes and looking coldly at the attacking eagle claw. He gradually acc.u.mulated strength in his snake tail and then slapped out fiercely.
“Bang!” Muir was sent flying out together with soil and snow and fell far away onto soft and thick acc.u.mulated snow, ending up being covered by snow.
Bai Qingqing cried out in astonishment, “Muir!”
Winston received Bai Qingqing’s indication, looked in Curtis’s direction, then quickly walked toward Muir.
“Ssss~” Curtis flicked out his tongue for a short moment, almost freezing in the air, and he quickly drew it back.
The cold caused his body to become exceptionally stiff, feeling like it had been filled and weighed down with lead. Curtis’s heavy body pressed down on the snow and he crawled slowly toward them.
The eagle beastman was buried in the snow, his pair of legs facing the sky. His lower thigh was strong and tough, his upper thigh covered with soft fur. The shape made Bai Qingqing think of delicious chicken drumsticks despite this not being the right time for that.