Chapter 284: Exchanging Sharp Words
“You can’t do this.” The tiger beastman stood his ground.
Just then, Bai Qingqing walked out from the staircase. With her head lowered, it looked like she was looking for something.
Eudora instantly pointed a finger at Bai Qingqing and ranted. “Then why is she up there? Why is she allowed to go up but I’m not?”
Bai Qingqing looked up dazedly. Upon seeing that it was Eudora, she didn’t bother with her and simply continued walking on with her head lowered.
The two tiger beastmen quickly gave way to Bai Qingqing. Eudora had wanted to seize the chance to enter, but the tiger beastman blocked her way with his long arm.
“You can’t go up.” No longer as polite, the tiger beastman said with a severe countenance, “His Majesty is Bai Qingqing’s guardian, so that makes her as good as his spouse. Of course, she is free to roam about.”
In order to ensure the safety of the castle, those sent to guard the castle during this period were male beastmen who already had mates. Those bachelor males were all on leave and focused on pursuing the female of their dreams.
Although these two tiger beastmen would give in to Eudora out of habit, they had a bottom line that couldn’t be compromised. Moreover, it didn’t help that Eudora didn’t have a likable personality.
Eudora stomped on the ground angrily. “Hmph! Fine, I won’t go up. No big deal! There are no good males in the tiger tribe!”
The two tiger beastmen’s countenance turned terrible instantly. After Eudora left, one of them said worriedly, “Will she choose not to seek a tiger beastman mate because of us? It’d be terrible if word gets out and these females grow to dislike the tiger males.”
The other tiger beastman hesitated a moment, before saying, “Ah, it’s out of our hands now. In any case, we’re not the ones looking for a spouse. If that really happens, those young tiger beastmen can only count themselves unlucky.”
After Bai Qingqing went downstairs, Curtis washed away the residual poisonous substance with the bathwater that had yet to be poured away.
On the corridors on the third level, Bai Qingqing was still earnestly looking for something.
Leading her three leopard cubs, Eve called out to Bai Qingqing ahead of her.
Bai Qingqing turned her head towards Eve and greeted her with a smile. “Eve.”
Eve briskly strode over, before bending over to look at the ground. “What are you looking for?”
“Ants. Have you seen any ants around?” Bai Qingqing asked. Those little cubs had bounced to her side, swaying their tails as they moved. Her heart nearly melting, Bai Qingqing reached out to caress them on their heads.
“Piece of cake. Just let my little cubs take care of it.” Eve patted her chest and a.s.sured her. She then asked curiously, “Why are you looking for ants?”
“To conduct an experiment.”
The two of them were talking, when Eudora walked over with her arms crossed. In a shrill voice, she jeered. “Some people are so promiscuous. In order to move into the highest level of this castle, she can accept all sorts of ugly freaks. What a disgrace to us females.”
A ball of fire was ignited inside Bai Qingqing’s heart. She stood up straight and looked towards Eudora.
After a quick glance at Bai Qingqing’s expression, Eve quickly interrupted Eudora. “Eudora! Stop it!”
Instead of shutting up, Eudora went on even more smugly. “Did I say something wrong? The tiger king is ugly and wicked. If it wasn’t to move into the highest story of this castle, why would Bai Qingqing accept him? Oh, and I heard that he’s only a guardian to her. Bai Qingqing, you can’t quite bring yourself to accept him, can you? But the tiger king isn’t someone you can easily ditch. I really look forward to that moment you lie beneath him.”
Bai Qingqing was so angry that she actually laughed. With a contemptuous look in her eyes as she stared at Eudora, she said, “I’d advise you to speak as little as possible since you’re so brainless. Don’t forget, you’re now on the tiger king’s territory…”
As she spoke, she cast an ambiguous glance towards the tiger beastmen standing still at the door.
Those two tiger beastmen looked livid. In the eyes of the males, a powerful beastman was someone worthy of respect. Having followed Winston for some time now, they were filled with admiration of him. When they heard the female mocking their king, they were even more furious than if they themselves were the object of that derision.
Following Bai Qingqing’s gaze, Eudora started getting fl.u.s.tered inwardly. However, she put on a brave front and said, “So what? I’m a female. Surely he can’t drive me out and make me suffer in the rain?”