Chapter 278: Mudslide
“It’s dry inside.” Bai Qingqing pulled Curtis next to the rail and pointed downwards. “Look, is there anyone below? It’s strange, why would there be anyone walking outside in such heavy rain?”
Curtis glanced downwards and let out an “Eh” sound.
There were actually females standing in the rain. Wasn’t it said that females would fall sick after they got drenched in the rain?
There were four small villages near the City of Beastmen. Just look at the four kings in the City of Beastmen and it was not hard to deduce the species occupying those four villages—that’s right, they were respectively the apes, leopards, tigers, and wolves.
At the very start, the City of Beastmen was formed by the most powerful beastmen, and it was precisely because of this that the City of Beastmen developed into the scale that it was in today. The occupants of these four neighboring villages were considered their relatives. Hence, due to this connection, the City of Beastmen naturally couldn’t leave them in the lurch.
The total population of those four small villages added up to less than a thousand, and notably, there were less than a hundred females. Those females were completely drenched from the rain, and they were shrunk in the arms of their mates and s.h.i.+vering from the cold.
The ape king decisively a.s.signed them to the four kings, including himself. As females were curious towards beastmen of other species, the ape king specifically got the other three kings to avoid choosing their kind, in order to increase the chances of mating.
Winston was prepared to go back with a tribe, when Parker said by the side, “Choose the leopard tribe, I’m familiar with them.”
Hence, Winston took charge of the group of leopard beastmen.
Bai Qingqing, whose period was about to end soon, changed into a fresh pair of pants before bouncing downstairs.
Bai Qingqing was stunned to see the house full of drenched beastmen. As she gazed at them, she walked towards Winston and Parker. “How did they find their way here? Are some houses flooded by the water?”
Parker was about to speak when a female voice rang from within the crowd. “Bai Qingqing!”
Looking towards the source of that voice, Bai Qingqing was shocked by who she saw. “Eve?”
Eve was wrapped in a wet rug, her tanned skin drained of the color of blood; even her lips had darkened in color due to how freezing cold she felt. She smiled at Bai Qingqing and said, “The Camel Hump Valley was swept by a mudslide.”
Bai Qingqing nodded at her, then looked at the other beastmen and saw several familiar-looking faces. She asked Parker in a hushed voice, “Are they all from Camel Hump Valley?”
“Mm, other than Camel Hump Valley, the villages of the three other tribes were also destroyed by the mudslide. They’re with the other three kings right now,” Parker said. Seeing that Bai Qingqing’s countenance was a little off, he quickly hugged her and rea.s.sured her. “The terrain is higher here. We’re going to be fine.”
“Mm.” Bai Qingqing nodded. Sensing a pair of eyes on her suddenly, she twisted her head around.
A young beastman of elegant disposition stood quietly among the crowd. With all the din going on around him, his zen-ness made him stand out from the crowd.
“Harvey.” A group of beastmen squeezed their way towards him. “Eudora isn’t feeling well. Hurry up and take a look at her.”
Harvey cast a faint smile at Bai Qingqing before his expression turned serious as he meticulously checked Eudora’s health. He said gently, “She’s fine, she merely caught a cold.”
“I’m nearly freezing to death! Hurry up and bring me dry clothes!” Eudora shouted. The male hugging her held her even more tightly now. He was about to say something when Eudora slapped him across the face consecutively.
Although a female couldn’t slap so hard as to cause the male pain, the clear and crisp slaps were heard even from a great distance.
The females were kicking up a fuss all over the place, for they knew that this would enable them to get what they wanted faster. Now that they were safe, their wilful behaviors came back in full force. Surprisingly though, the baby beastmen were very quiet, only occasionally letting out some quivering sobs.
Bai Qingqing frowned and said to Winston, “What should we do? We don’t have so many clothes. And where should we let them stay?”