Chapter 48: The Rescue Team Has Arrived
A group of leopards sniffed around for the snake beastman’s scent from the ground, rapidly advancing forth. They came to a mountain range that was surrounded by water.
“The scent cuts off here. The snake beastman must have entered the water. His nest should be in one of the mountains that are surrounded by the water.” A leopard transformed to take on his human form and said, so that Moore, who was the only eagle in the team, could understand.
They had obtained news about the snake beastman and Bai Qingqing from the sheep beastmen and had tracked down the snake beastman’s scent. On the journey, they kept on trying to track down the scent, and that was why they had only arrived at this place now.
Moore nodded his eagle head, then stretched his wings and flew above the water. The leopards all entered the water, paddling to advance forward.
They soon noticed a s.p.a.cious cave, and the leopards immediately stopped where they were.
The water wasn’t a battleground that the leopards were suitable for. Fighting here would just increase the snake beastman’s advantages.
Moore eased down and silently landed in the cave.
Not long after, Moore’s voice rang out from the cave. “There aren’t any beastmen in the cave. He escaped.”
The leopards immediately swam over, getting up onto the sh.o.r.e.
Leopards had a strong sense of smell and didn’t need to put in extra effort to be able to smell the scent of a male in heat. They didn’t need to think to know what that snake beastman had done to the female.
All the beastmen felt aggrieved.
“This skirt has Parker’s scent on it.” A leopard beastman that had taken on his human form picked up the skirt and said after sniffing it.
“The scent of the heat hasn’t dissipated. He must have just brought the female with him and left. Let’s go and search quickly!”
“Howl!” The leopards entered the water again.
Not far away, layers of ripples appeared on the surface of the water.
Bai Qingqing had her mouth covered up by Cortis, and both of them were hiding in the water, with only their heads above the water. She put up an intense struggle, but she was so tightly bound that even the sound of splas.h.i.+ng water couldn’t be heard.
Did Parker come to save her? There was also an eagle. Eagles should be snakes’ natural foe. She might have hope to be saved.
Cortis planted a cold kiss on Bai Qingqing’s face. Moving his tail lightly in the water, he swam off silently.
Bai Qingqing grabbed a bunch of weeds from the water amidst the struggling. Pulled by Cortis, she uprooted the weed entirely.
Cortis threw the trackers away by taking the water route. Worried that the female’s illness would be aggravated after staying in the water for too long, he found a mountain amidst the area that had bountiful plants growing on it and went up.
Having lost the chance to seek for help, Bai Qingqing tossed the weed fiercely onto Cortis’s face and loudly bellowed. “You knew that they were coming, right? Why did you… still kiss me earlier?”
She was scared out of her wits. She thought that she was going to be r*ped.
Cortis had been fine previously, and she was almost going to change her perception toward this snake. However, it seemed that she would still need to keep her guards up.
Cortis threw her a cold glance and removed the weed on his face. “You’re my female.”
“Who is yours?” Bai Qingqing was so angry that she picked up a chunk of soil and threw it at Cortis’s face. “You hooligan beastman!”
Cortis neither retorted nor dodged. He touched Bai Qingqing’s clothes and said before she went out of control, “You won’t catch a cold wearing this, right?”
“Hmph!” Bai Qingqing avoided Cortis’s hand and said willfully, “I’m hungry, I want to eat. Go to the cave and bring my food here!”
“Alright.” Cortis agreed without any hesitation.
Bai Qingqing’s brows raised, feeling surprised as she looked at Cortis. “What if you were to encounter them?”
“Kill them all.” There were no fluctuations in Cortis’s tone. It sounded so calm as if he was talking about the weather. He then carried her up.
Bai Qingqing felt that the leopards were looking for them in the vicinity and would definitely have split up. It’d be too dangerous for them to come into contact with Cortis. Therefore, she said, “Sigh, forget it. I’m not eating anymore. They might have taken the food left in the cave. Go catch some fish for me.”
Cortis entered the water, seemingly unconcerned. “Then all the more I’ll have to kill them. That’s your food.”
Bai Qingqing fell silent, feeling helpless.