Chapter 1257: Falling off the Cliff
Thick gra.s.s grew at the base of the stone cliff. Right tried even harder to keep his balance, flapping his wings and looking at the ground as he imagined landing safely on the ground like his father.
But in reality, a large bird with messy feathers like him in free fall quickly crashed into the gra.s.s with a “thud”.
For a brief moment, there was some movement in the gra.s.s before it returned to its calm state, only waving in the light breeze.
The necrophagous eagle caught up with the eaglet and looked around.
The fog on the ground was slightly thinner, making it possible to vaguely see tens of meters away.
The rock forest had a simple layout as there were only so many landmarks in it. Overjoyed, the necrophagous eagle began combing through the forest.
However, despite going through the whole forest a few times, it couldn’t find a single bird. It only found a few mottled feathers on the ground, causing it to feel even hungrier.
The necrophagous eagle felt extremely defeated. Worried that it wouldn’t be able to eat a single bird before the large eagle returned, it left resignedly and quickly flew up to the stone cliff.
Left stood at the edge of the cliff and groomed his messy feathers. From the corner of his eye, he noticed a black silhouette and got a rude shock. He screeched and jumped back in fear as he flapped his wings and stepped back.
“Gah!” The necrophagous eagle was even more ferocious now as it was determined to eat the remaining eaglet.
“Screech screech screech!” Left was forced to adopt his fiercest and toughest stance. He fluffed up his feathers, causing himself to appear a size bigger.
Bai Qingqing heard the eaglet’s cry before she went up and instantly sensed that something was off. The other source of the noise was even more foreign, and it didn’t sound like one of the young eagles.
Parker was already climbing at a faster pace. The two of them had an unspoken mutual understanding as they rushed up the mountain.
“Roar!” When the young eagle let out an agonizing cry, Parker let out a powerful roar.
The necrophagous eagle was just about to succeed when it was so frightened by the sudden roar that it wet itself. It cried out loudly and flew up.
Left was also frightened by the roar, and his back stung from being caught by the necrophagous eagle earlier. He panickedly stuck his head into the nest and kept still.
Before the necrophagous eagle could react, Parker climbed the stone cliff, put Bai Qingqing down, and pounced at it.
Knowing that it was too late, the necrophagous eagle indignantly circled in the air and vented its discontent, thinking that it wouldn’t be caught since leopard beastmen couldn’t fly. However, it failed to notice the dark silhouette coming towards itself from above.
It only came to its senses when the shadow loomed over its head. It immediately tried to fly elsewhere, but in the next moment, it lost all control of its body.
Muir angrily grabbed onto the necrophagous eagle’s back with his claw and pierced through its flesh. Then, he landed on the ground and trampled it to death.
Thick, dark blood flowed out onto the stone floor, releasing a pungent, rotten odor.
Bai Qingqing glanced at Muir before quickly walking over to the entrance of the boulder gap. She knelt and looked inside. “Little eagle? Come out, little eagle! Mommy’s here!”
A response was only heard after a while.
Bai Qingqing reached out and urged, “Come on, let Mommy have a look.”
Left flapped his wings and ran out. He stayed close to Bai Qingqing as he looked outside warily.
Upon seeing Parker come closer, he was about to step back when Bai Qingqing quickly picked him up.
“Screech screech screech~” Left cried out in panic.
Bai Qingqing stroked his back rea.s.suringly. Feeling the mess of feathers underneath, she smoothed them out one by one and then asked worriedly, “Does it hurt?”
“Screech~” Left squirmed in his Mommy’s arms as he continued to stare at Parker intently, only relaxing when he saw his father.