Chapter 256: Narrowly Escaping Death
The ape castle was very big, and the places didn’t look much different from each other. Bai Qingqing got bored after a while and was about to go back when a male walked over. It was clear from the pair of orange-red rounded ears on his head that he was a tiger beastman.
The tiger beastman didn’t look at Bai Qingqing and walked over without any expression. From his face, he was just an ordinary two-striped beastman.
However, for some reason, Bai Qingqing felt a strange feeling of wariness, similar to the instincts that animals had toward danger. It could be that after living the life of a beastman for half a year, she had also taken on their animal habits.
Bai Qingqing kept close to the wall, keeping her eyes on the tiger beastman. As the tiger beastman got increasingly closer, her urge to escape also got increasingly intense.
She looked around and realized that other than a tiger beastman standing in the distance as if he had nothing to do, there wasn’t anyone else.
This quiet environment made Bai Qingqing feel even more unsettled. She was just about to turn and run when the tiger beastman looked up and finally looked at Bai Qingqing in the eye. His gaze seemed quiet and lifeless.
Bai Qingqing was shocked, and before she could do anything, the tiger beastman had already pounced toward her.
Bai Qingqing opened her mouth, wanting to scream, but the tiger beastman was on his guard. He covered her mouth tightly with his big hand, not allowing her to make a single sound.
The muscles on the tiger beastman’s arms bulged up exaggeratedly, being able to cover half of Bai Qingqing’s head with his big hand. He exerted strong force, making her feel threatened by death.
In this life or death moment, Bai Qingqing forgot about the vast difference between their strength. Her survival instincts caused her arm to turn to the back, hooking around the tiger beastman’s neck. She then tugged with all of her strength.
A “Kacha” sound rang out as if bones had been cracked.
Bai Qingqing felt the force on her head loosening and she quickly backed off. The tiger beastman’s ma.s.sive body fell limp onto the ground, his neck dropping down to his chest like a wilted flower.
I’ve killed someone?
Bai Qingqing started to shudder. It was Curtis’s power… She had really killed someone!
When the tiger beastman in the distance saw the situation here, he suddenly came running over, letting out a low growl from his throat. A few doors along this corridor opened, and seven to eight tiger beastmen rapidly came out, blocking Bai Qingqing’s path from both sides.
Bai Qingqing came back to her senses, supported both hands on the fence, and took a leap, jumping off from the second floor.
Her feet landed steadily on the ground stumbling a little as she had lost her balance. Both her hands were propped up against the floor.
This… was Parker’s power!
Bai Qingqing had felt that light feeling in that instant very clearly. It was as if her body was filled with eruptive prowess, allowing her to run for very far in an instant. She was about to do so when a feeling as if something was breaking away from her body surged. She had just straightened her body, but she fell onto the ground again.
“Qingqing!” Parker spoke out in a soft voice for no reason, the grains he was holding scattering all over the ground. He felt anxious for some reason.
He couldn’t be bothered to listen to the briefing and started to search for Bai Qingqing through her scent.
Shuu took on his beast form and jumped down from one floor to the next, all the way from the highest floor. He happened to see Bai Qingqing falling onto the ground.
Shuu was elated. Thankfully, he was still able to make it in time.
A tiger beastman raised a sharpened stick and threw it toward Bai Qingqing as he let out a stifled roar.
Bai Qingqing laid down flat on the ground, watching helplessly. Her black pupils reflected the ivory white sharp stick as despair filled up her face.
In that instant, time seemed to have slowed down, and the despair of impending death was dragged out endlessly.
Bai Qingqing’s eyes were opened and in a daze. Suddenly, the clothes on her back tightened and she flew up, landing onto a firm back.
At that instant, she seemed to have heard a whimpering voice that was akin to that of a beast’s.
“Shuu?” Bai Qingqing laid on his back weakly and made a guess when she saw the stiff black hair.
“Howl!” Shuu let out a short howl and quickly ran out.
The tiger beastmen on the second floor immediately jumped down and gave chase.