Chapter 495: Desert Tour (5)
If this were a movie, probably many people would be dying.
But thankfully, this wasn’t one. Parker also wasn’t one of those ordinary human beings armed only with wisdom but no combat capabilities.
He hid Bai Qingqing behind him and instantly transformed into a leopard, before pouncing at them, exuding an even mightier aura than the scorpion beastmen.
With the cubs in her arms, Bai Qingqing retreated a few steps. In no time, that scorpion beastman was bitten to death by Parker.
Another scorpion beastman charged at Bai Qingqing, and the leopard finished him off at the speed of lightning.
As the number of scorpion beastmen rapidly reduced, none came to hara.s.s Bai Qingqing in a matter of moments. Parker rubbed the blood off his body on the sand, before transforming into a human and running to Bai Qingqing’s side.
“You didn’t get a scare, did you? I’ve wiped off the blood.” Parker comforted her as he held her in his arms. He could sense the stiffness of her body.
Bai Qingqing took in several deep breaths and replied, “It’s okay. I’m used to it.”
Bai Qingqing had thought that Parker was worried that she wasn’t as strong mentally as the females here. However, he felt heartache for her when he heard her say that she was “used to it.”
His Qingqing was used to feeling fear. Goodness, he had failed in his responsibility as a spouse.
By the time Curtis finished off the last scorpion beastman, there were plenty of broken sh.e.l.ls and limbs strewn across the ground, with the sand moistened by the white goo and drenched to become a deep brown color.
Even the wind that blew across that patch of sand exuded a sour and rotten stench that made one feel like retching.
Curtis slithered to a clean area and rubbed off the scorpion blood on his body, before transforming into half-human form. He said, “Let’s go back.”
“Mm, mm.” Bai Qingqing turned around. What she saw made her shudder and become too scared to look again.
They quickly left the place. Yet, they didn’t discover the place where the scorpion tribe had laid an ambush. Somewhere, a pile of sand moved into the depths of the desert.
When they returned to the tiger village, many tiger beastmen detected the intense odor of the scorpion tribe. Sensing a threat, they hurriedly dashed out.
“Did you run into the scorpion tribe again?” asked the tribal head.
Molly, who was accompanying him, cast a worried glance at Bai Qingqing. She was about to run towards her, when the stench on Bai Qingqing’s mates entered her senses, causing the color of blood to drain from her face and making her too scared to move forward.
“Mm, we met about twenty of them. We killed them all.” Parker fixed the hat on Bai Qingqing’s head to block out the males’ stunned gazes.
The tribal head was delighted to hear that. He nodded and said, “Good. Each time a scorpion beastman is killed, the females in the village become a little safer.”
So, he’s implying that the shock Qingqing went through was worth it?
Parker said, displeased, “Qingqing suffered a shock. We should go back now.”
Curtis followed behind, holding the leopard cubs. When he pa.s.sed by the tribal head, he suddenly said coldly, “Although the scorpion tribe is filled with feral beasts who aren’t accepted by the females like the snakes, they move in groups.”
The tribal head fell into deep thought. Yeah, they move around in groups, and there’s a huge number of them.
Perhaps, it was precisely because they weren’t accepted by the females that the feral beasts had amazing reproductive speed—once they managed to abduct a female, they would be able to reproduce many more of them.
Else, they would long have been wiped out as a species.
When they returned home, Parker instantly started a fire to heat water for Bai Qingqing to bathe.
Bluepool, who happened to float to the surface to take a breather, asked upon seeing Parker’s fl.u.s.tered expression, “Why the urgency?”
“We ran into a group of feral beasts today. Some of that filth got onto Qingqing’s body, so I’m boiling water for her to bathe.” Bluepool was surprised as Parker rarely explained things in such great detail to him.
Indeed, Parker was up to no good. For he immediately added, “Even if I tell you this, you won’t be of any help. Those beastmen live in the desert. If you go there, you’ll definitely turn into a dried fish. Hahahaha…”
Parker roared with laughter as he turned and left.
Bluepool was so furious that he slapped the water surface, forming many ripples. How did Bai Qingqing fall for such a mean person?