Chapter 259: Is It Only Rosa?
Bai Qingqing halted in her actions. “Is it only Rosa? How did this poison come about?”
Shuu merely smiled at Bai Qingqing. His eyes were slowly going out of focus as he looked towards Curtis, before s.h.i.+fting his gaze to Parker, and finally to Muir. “Protect her… never… ever leave her…”
“Don’t speak, you’ll be fine!” Bai Qingqing said stubbornly as she continued to ma.s.sage Shuu’s body.
When the ape king arrived with his men, he glanced briefly at the tiger limbs strewn all over the ground, before walking towards Bai Qingqing and her company. “What happened?”
As though she didn’t hear him, Bai Qingqing was half-knelt on the ground ma.s.saging Shuu, her tears falling relentlessly upon his body.
Shuu’s condition didn’t turn for the better. He had his mouth wide open, yet he couldn’t take in enough oxygen to satisfy his oxygen-deficient body. His eyes were wide open as well, but it looked as though he could no longer see anything. Only that hand of his tightly gripping Bai Qingqing’s clothes revealed his will to live.
Parker couldn’t bear to see Bai Qingqing in that state, so he squatted down as well. “Let me.”
“Be gentler,” Bai Qingqing said in a choked voice.
A beastman reported to the ape king what just happened. The ape king huffed and said, “Those tiger beastmen deserved to die. How dare they try to kill a female!”
The ape king walked to Bai Qingqing’s side. After taking a look at Shuu’s condition, he said painfully, “Don’t be upset. It’s his honor to be able to die for you. He must be feeling blissful right now.”
With a teary face, Bai Qingqing looked up at the ape king. She didn’t wish to waste her breath with him and merely said, “Save him!”
The ape king sighed deeply. “It’s too late.”
The wolf king was gazing at his son, and the grief on his face didn’t look like a pretense. Yet he said nothing.
It was clear to those present that this wolf beastman could no longer be saved.
Seeing that the ape king wasn’t prepared to help, Bai Qingqing looked away from him and lowered her head to continue to ma.s.sage Shuu’s body. She asked gently, “How are you feeling? Can you hear me?”
With a smile, Shuu’s lips parted as though he wanted to speak, but suddenly he suddenly felt choked, and his mouth opened—like fishes that jumped on land. He started panting urgently and with much difficulty.
Bai Qingqing was startled. “How are you feeling?”
Shuu let out weird sputtering sounds from his throat, and before he could take another breath, his body straightened, and he morphed into his wolf form.
The stunned Bai Qingqing stared at Shuu for a good while, before laying a hand over the black wolf’s heart with a trembling hand. Her body turned limp as her hand made contact with him, and she covered her mouth and started sobbing loudly.
“Since Shuu loved you, I’ll leave you to bury his corpse,” the wolf king said solemnly.
Bai Qingqing looked up at the wolf king that bore a 50% resemblance to Shuu, then closed her eyes and let the two strings of tears slip down her cheeks. “Okay.”
Seeing that Shuu was dead, Curtis ran out of patience. He pulled Bai Qingqing up with one hand and said to Parker, “You should deal with it.”
“I want to go too!” Bai Qingqing said between tears. Curtis tightened her hold around Bai Qingqing, and it could be felt from his aura that his words were not to be defied.
“He died on my behalf…” Bai Qingqing said between sobs, before bursting into tears.
Curtis exerted even greater strength then, as though he was trying to rub Bai Qingqing into his body so that she wouldn’t be hurt anymore. Bai Qingqing fell silent and merely sobbed with her body quivering.
After a long while, Curtis finally let go of her. With his thin lips tightly pursed, there was an intense murderous aura in his blood-red eyes. “It’s time to get rid of some people.”
The dazed Bai Qingqing didn’t pay attention to what Curtis was going to do as she remained in Parker’s embrace. With Muir carrying the black wolf, the group of them went out of the City of Beastmen.
They buried Shuu on a picturesque mountain, and the process didn’t take a very long time. However, by the time they returned, the tiger castle had descended into complete chaos.