Chapter 50: The Snake Beastman’s Longing for the Future
“You know him?” Cortis couldn’t help but suspect this.
“I don’t.” Bai Qingqing grabbed onto Cortis’s arm anxiously. “Tell me why he’ll die. You… are venomous?”
Cortis couldn’t help but smile, his tone having the pride of someone with great power. “There’s no antidote for my snake venom. He’s a beastman with three animal stripes, so he won’t die so quickly. However, he’ll only be able to hold up for at most one day.”
Bai Qingqing’s heart sank, and her voice became louder. “Impossible! Everything in the world has things that reinforce them and things that counteract them. If there is poison, there’ll definitely be a cure. You must have a way of saving him, right?”
Cortis let out a questioning “Hmm?”, and a hint of surprise flashed in his eyes. “You’re so clever.”
Bai Qingqing heaved a slight sigh of relief and couldn’t be bothered to keep on ignoring Cortis. She looked at Cortis, appearing curious. “What’s the antidote?”
Cortis curled up his tail to him. The color of the tip of his tail was very intense, and the black and red had almost merged into one.
“This is the place where I produce venom. It’s then sent to my fangs. The only thing that can cure the snake venom is the scales from my tail,” Cortis explained in detail.
Bai Qingqing appeared very serious as she got close to take a look. She suddenly put out her hand. “I’ll pluck one.”
“Hsss~” Cortis’s tail shook and twisted for a few times as if he was in great pain.
Bai Qingqing quickly put the hand holding the scale behind her back, smiling sheepishly at Cortis. “Did I hurt you? I’m sorry.”
Cortis smiled at her dotingly, then shook his head and said, “It’s fine.”
Bai Qingqing lowered her head awkwardly, avoiding eye contact with him. What the h.e.l.l. If he wanted to be a bad guy, he should stick to it thoroughly. It was very hard for her to continue hating him if he were to suddenly become good.
“Go on and sleep. They’ll find this place sooner or later. Shall we leave this place tomorrow and go to an even further place to settle down at?” Cortis said.
Settle down. This was something very unbelievable to homeless beasts. They were used to roaming, and it was very hard for them to stay in one place for very long.
The reason that most homeless males would have this thought would be when they had found a female and had decided to settle down somewhere. Females were too weak and couldn’t afford to be constantly on the move.
However, most homeless beasts didn’t have this resolve, so the death rate of their mates was extremely high.
“Where do you want to go?” Bai Qingqing asked. She naturally didn’t want to go too far. This would make it even harder for Parker to find her. However, the moment they stop at a place, she would be even more scared that Cortis might lay his hands on her now and then.
“Let’s go to the seaside first. If you like it there, then we’ll settle down there.” There was a faint hint of yearning in Cortis’s eyes. “When you’re in heat, we’ll mate. We’ll have a nest of snake eggs every year.”
Bai Qingqing was speechless.
Bai Qingqing suddenly thought of how the females here would be in heat once every year. Then, would the nest of snake eggs every year be based on the time the female was in heat, or would it be based on her pregnancy?
At the thought of this, Bai Qingqing asked curiously, “Erm, how long is the pregnancy period for snake beastmen?”
Cortis thought about it quietly, then said, “If there is sufficient food, you’ll be able to lay eggs in 30 days. If you go into heat in the cold season and there isn’t sufficient food, the time might be twice as long.”
If she were really to have s.e.x with Cortis, then how many nests would she have to lay every year? The nest would become a cave! Even pigs don’t give birth like that! It was too scary!
Although she had never thought of laying snake eggs for Cortis, just the thought of it made her want to kill herself.
Cortis laughed softly. “Oh, right. What race are you?”
“I’m probably an ape beastman,” Bai Qingqing sighed and said. She was an oddball in this world. With her missing, her parents were probably very sad. Thankfully, she still had a younger brother who could take care of them.