Chapter 397 Extreme Joy Begets Sorrow
Muir half-knelt next to Bai Qingqing and embraced her tightly. He was so forceful that there wasn’t any gap between the two of them at all, as if he wanted to merge her into his body. “I’ve finally…” Muir’s voice choked as if a ball of cotton was stuck in his throat. He rubbed his head against Bai Qingqing’s. “I really love you a lot… Thank you.”
Bai Qingqing felt perplexed. “I didn’t do anything, so why do you like me so much?” “Haven’t you done enough? Everything that you do makes me feel very warm inside. Makes me infatuated.” Muir recalled all the things from the past and broke into a blissful smile.
He found it very strange that Bai Qingqing didn’t realize it. Had she forgotten that she had saved him back when she still didn’t know him? From then on, his life didn’t belong to him anymore.
To the beastmen, Bai Qingqing was really not like a female at all. Which female would think that doing their own laundry was something normal? Which female would help add firewood when they were roasting meat at home? Which female would think of every single mate of theirs when they were eating things?
Males and females were never equal. This was a logic that Bai Qingqing, who was born in a civilized era, would never be able to learn.
A cheeky cub climbed onto his leg. Muir was afraid that he’d fall and thus let go of Bai Qingqing, then placed the cub on the floor. “There’s something I need to go out to attend to.”
“What is it?” Bai Qingqing asked.
“It’s a surprise,” Muir said this, then added uneasily in his heart: It’s also a shock.
Surprise? In their monotonous lifestyle in the world of the beastmen, other than children and green crystals, what other surprises could there be?
Bai Qingqing seemed to have a faint idea what the surprise would be and urged, “Quickly go, then. Come back earlier.”
Could it be that Parker and Curtis had come? Or maybe a peac.o.c.k beastmen had seen them and spread the news to Muir.
Muir turned into his beast form and anxiously flew out of the village. The moment he left, he cried out loudly.
“Screech-” The eagle beastman’s cry resonated in the forest.
After circling around the village for a few rounds, Muir still didn’t see any sign of the leopard beastman. He felt perplexed.
Wasn’t Parker staying on guard outside all the time previously? Why had he suddenly disappeared? What on earth was he doing?
Muir rested on a branch, not noticing that a yellow figure was silently closing up from behind him.
It wasn’t until he heard the sound of the wind behind him that Muir instantly raised his guards. All the feathers on his body instantly stood up, and he jumped forward.
In order to leave his spot, Muir didn’t even spread out his wings. However, it was still too late. He only managed to avoid damage to his critical spots, but when he wanted to spread his wings, he was bitten.
The leopard bit onto the black eagle, and both of them fell to the ground. However, the leopard slyly made the black eagle act as a cus.h.i.+on for his fall.
“Coo—” Muir spurted out a mouthful of blood.
Leopard beastmen tended to swing their prey around after biting down onto them. Muir was also an expert amongst three-striped beastmen, and he had a tenacious character as well. He decisively made a sacrifice, stepping onto the leopard as if he wasn’t feeling any pain, tugging out his wings from his mouth.
The vague sounds of shattering bones rang out, covered by the eagle beastman’s sharp, coa.r.s.e, and agonizing cry. The eagle beastman’s claws were sharp as metal knives. Parker’s body shot out in reflex, avoiding the sharp claws. Muir took this opportunity to escape, his right wings dangling down at the side like sleeves, while his left-wing flapped at high speed. His body flew up a notch higher in an unbalanced manner.
The leopard pounced forth again, but only managed to bite off a mouthful of blood-covered, black tail feathers.