Chapter 460: The Tiger Village (1)
Although there were no longer any animal stripes on Curtis’s face, the presence of two three-striped beastman was enough to threaten an ordinary small village.
The tigers guarding the territory didn’t go forward rashly, merely surrounding them from a distance as they constantly growled.
Parker declared loudly, “We’re here to give a female to you. If you want that, let us enter.”
The tigers opposite them shook violently, then they exchanged looks and gingerly jogged over.
Parker set the female down. Before they left the cave, Bai Qingqing had forcibly helped her put on clothes, so she was dressed neatly now. But she was still riddled with wounds, and she had her head lowered. The minute she landed on the ground, she struggled vigorously to escape Parker’s grasp.
The tiger beastmen’s gazes first fell upon Bai Qingqing, and they fell into a trance momentarily. However, a chilliness that descended from G.o.d-knows-where snapped them out of their trance, and they then turned to look at the female being restrained by Parker.
A tiger suddenly leaped at Parker.
Both Bai Qingqing and him hadn’t expected this sudden attack. Parker, with his lightning reflexes, climbed up a tree in the blink of an eye. However, the female was s.n.a.t.c.hed by that tiger beastman.
The female let out a horrified cry as she maniacally pounded her fist upon the tiger that was now biting her.
Bai Qingqing grabbed Curtis’s arm, who in turn patted her back. “It’s alright. Let’s wait and see first.”
It seemed like the tiger beastman was feeling the pain from those punches, for he instantly let go of his bite and anxiously retreated several steps. The minute the female crawled to her feet, she started running. The tiger beastman straightened his body and transformed into a man with two animal stripes before giving chase.
“Becky, it’s me. Ford!” The tiger beastman hugged the female named Becky and asked frantically, “How are you? Do you not recognize me?”
Bai Qingqing opened her mouth in shock. She whispered to Curtis, “So this is her village. It’s great that we’re able to send her back to the village she comes from.”
The remaining tiger beastmen roared at her. Her body tensed, and it took her a while before she realized that the one they were glaring at was Curtis.
They must have wrongly a.s.sumed that Curtis—the feral beast—had s.n.a.t.c.hed away the female from their tribe.
As this thought came to her mind, Bai Qingqing instantly explained, “Don’t misunderstand. We saved her from some other beastmen. This is my spouse, he’s not going to s.n.a.t.c.h your females.”
The tiger beastmen seemed doubtful of that, for the wariness in their eyes didn’t dissipate one bit.
Bai Qingqing raised her left foot and said, “Look, this is his spousal mark.”
Another tiger beastman transformed into a human. As he faced Bai Qingqing, Curtis pressed her head against his chest.
“You accepted a feral beast!”
That tiger beastman exclaimed in an incredulous and extremely displeased tone.
“Do you know how cruel they are? Even if Becky wasn’t abducted by him, she must have been abducted by some other feral beast. Look at the state she’s in now. She’s only been missing for half a month, and now she’s so skinny that we didn’t recognize her at first glance.”
Becky was being embraced by that tiger beastman named Ford. She slowly quieted down and shrunk into his arms with a dazed expression.
The tiger beastmen’s prejudice against Curtis infuriated Bai Qingqing. Although they didn’t necessarily have to stay in this village, she felt that she had to make some things clear.
“There are some good spouses among the feral beasts. At least my mate is one such example.”
She glanced at Becky and then said, “Moreover, she wasn’t abducted by feral beasts, but rather, five beastmen of different species who had their spousal relations.h.i.+ps canceled.”
“That’s impossible!” The tiger beastman reb.u.t.ted right away. “Beastmen who already formed spousal relations.h.i.+ps once wouldn’t be able to do it a second time. There’s no need for them to s.n.a.t.c.h a female.”
“Why is it impossible?”