Chapter 478: Feral Beast Reappears (3)
“I can’t summon any strength.”
Parker patted Bai Qingqingon the back in consolation, saying, “It’s alright. This poisonous gas will only render a female to be unable to move temporarily. It’ll be fine in a while.”
“Are you alright?” Bai Qingqing asked worriedly.
“I’m a male. Of course, I’m fine. This bit of poison doesn’t affect me at all. The scorpion beastman’s strongest poison is in their tail and mouth,” Parker explained.
“This poisonous gas is specially targeted toward females, ensuring that the females are unable to escape when they are engaged in a battle against other males. After they succeed, they would also use this to get the female to behave and mate with them.”
Bai Qingqing’s countenance turned increasingly pale, and she said, horrified, “That’s a beastman?”
She turned her head toward the scorpion’s corpse.
To think that such a terrifying living creature was a beastman as well? No wonder the scorpion’s gaze when looking at her didn’t feel right.
“Don’t be scared. We’ll head back right away.” Parker’s heart ached for her, and he wanted to kiss Bai Qingqing when she shrank into his embrace.
“Quickly wash your face.”
Parker raised his hand to touch his face, and a sticky substance covered his entire hand. He quickly went to the river to wash up, then carried Bai Qingqing and the chestnuts, heading back.
“This place is too chaotic. There’s the scent of the tiger tribe here, but to think that there are still feral beasts moving around the area. They’re so arrogant. The reason the tiger tribe being so strict on their watch must be also because of the feral beasts.”
Parker walked as he said, “I won’t bring you so far away in the future. We’ll just play around at the p.r.i.c.kly fruit forest at most.”
Bai Qingqing’s face sank. However, at the thought of what had happened earlier, she didn’t dare to come out either.
Could it be that she could only move around in the small protection zone in the future? Just the thought of it felt miserable.
In view that there was still Curtis, a feral beast, at home. Parker walked for a bit, then said to Bai Qingqing, “Don’t go and like scorpion beastmen. No matter what kind of scorpion beastmen, they like to beat up females when mating. This is their habit, and it can’t be changed.”
Bai Qingqing was speechless.
Can you stop telling me horror stories?
“I feel that I won’t have a chance to get to know scorpion beastmen. Don’t worry. Ah, that’s not right. I should be the one feeling a.s.sured.”
Bai Qingqing leaned on Parker’s back. Even if she changed her view toward snake beastmen, she was certain she would definitely not like scorpion beastmen.
Please, if any part of that tough body were to poke her, she’d die.
Parker grinned, then started running.
They had just entered the village when tiger beastmen smelled the scent of a scorpion beastman on Parker. They immediately rushed over to ask him.
“You guys encountered scorpion beastmen as well?” The tiger beastman who spoke up looked at Bai Qingqing.
Parker said, “I killed one. Do scorpion beastmen often appear around here?”
“There’s a desert ahead. The scorpion beastmen come from there. We have no idea how many there are, but there’s no end to killing them. When we first settled down here, even the tribal head’s female had been s.n.a.t.c.hed away.”
The tiger beastman felt both angry and helpless. He sighed and continued, “That took place many years ago. We keep a tight watch now, and they don’t dare to come anymore. It’s just that they’d still have to pa.s.s by this place when they enter the forest to s.n.a.t.c.h females. You must be careful when you bring the female out in the future.”
“No wonder,” Parker mumbled, then carried Bai Qingqing back to the tree hole.
Bai Qingqing’s body hadn’t recovered yet, and she just lay on an animal skin. Very soon, Curtis crawled up after smelling a strange scent.
“Where did you go?” Curtis’s sharp gaze landed on them. He then slithered up to Bai Qingqing, curling up the crying, starving three leopard cubs with his tail.
Bai Qingqing felt guilty and didn’t dare to reply. She looked at the leopard cubs and said, “Children.”
The leopard cubs struggled to come down from the snake tail, jumping onto their mother’s body.