Chapter 423: Subst.i.tute
Bluepool then faced the bottom of the sea, letting out a voice that was slightly deeper than what he had spoken earlier. “I’ve saved Jean and brought her back.”
Only then did Bai Qingqing suddenly regain her senses.
This was a male merfolk!
As expected of the legendary sirens. Even in this world of beastmen where beautiful men could be seen everywhere, this merfolk was definitely the most beautiful existence.
No wonder Jean was so beautiful. Their genes were too heaven-defying!
Oh right, why did this merfolk call her Jean? Did he think that she was Jean?
“That’s not it, you’re mistaken. I’m not Jean.” Bai Qingqing quickly explained.
It must be that Jean had left the merfolk tribe, and they were going around looking for her. She shared common characteristics with Jean and thus was mistaken for her.
Bluepool stiffened and retorted agitatedly, “That’s impossible. Other than Jean, who else can be so beautiful? Could it be that you’re another village’s female merfolk?”
“I…” Bai Qingqing didn’t wish to lie and thus only said, “I’m not Jean. Bring me up. My mate will be furious.”
Bluepool had forgotten to move his tail. After pausing for a long moment, he looked at her and mumbled in a soft voice, “How could it be…”
Jean was gone, and this female wasn’t her either. Then what should their merfolk village do?
Bluepool was very scared. If this were to go on, their village would die out.
No wonder King hadn’t released the news of Jean’s disappearance and had only gotten the Elders to secretly search for her. If he had known about this earlier, he would probably have broken down a long time ago and wouldn’t care about growing stronger.
Seeing that he believed her, Bai Qingqing heaved a slight sigh of relief. “Quickly send me up. We’ll just take it that nothing happened and become friends.”
Bai Qingqing was secretly happy. She was still wondering how she could go into the sea when a chance presented itself. She must hold onto this fishtail.
Bluepool held onto the bubble in a muddled state and was about to swim up when the merfolks who heard him came rus.h.i.+ng over.
Bai Qingqing was given a shock by the merfolk tribe’s formation. The densely packed merfolks in the sea was many times the number of beastmen in the City of Beastmen. There were 10,000 beastmen in the City of Beastmen, but there must be at least 100,000 merfolks here. No, no, no, at least 200,000.
What a big village!
Maybe she should just escape. Otherwise, when Jean came back and gave an order, she might get chased down and beaten up.
How did Curtis manage to bring Jean out from so many merfolks? He was too audacious.
An anxious voice rang out, and a golden merfolk instantly appeared in front of Bai Qingqing.
After taking a clear look at the female’s appearance, King’s expression didn’t change at all. However, there was clear disappointment in his eyes.
“I’m not,” Bai Qingqing replied.
The golden-haired merfolk was breathtakingly beautiful, having a dignified and cold disposition. His color was also dazzling, making her not dare to get close to him. In comparison, the blue merfolk gave her a much more comfortable feeling.
King threw a cold sideward glance at Bluepool. The latter lowered his head and was about to say that he was going to send the female to the sh.o.r.es when he heard King say, “Send Jean back to the cave.”
“Huh?” Bluepool looked at the golden merfolk, stunned.
Bai Qingqing was stunned as well. Thereafter, it was as if something struck him, and he looked at Bai Qingqing in astonishment, saying, “You lied to me! You almost made me send you back.”
He felt aggrieved as he said this, wearing the expression of an abandoned wife on his handsome appearance. “You like that male from the land a lot, right? For his sake, you’re giving up on me, not even wanting your village anymore.”
Bai Qingqing’s lips twitched. What was this? It seemed she was the lead in this story, but why didn’t she know anything about the plot?
The merfolks who had rushed over started to agitatedly talk amongst themselves.
“Hasn’t Jean always been in the cave? Why is she here?”