Chapter 66: The Horde of Giant Beasts Is Coming
“Why are you going to such lengths? If you like me, you can woo me in an aboveboard fas.h.i.+on…” Bai Qingqing felt her eyes sting as she spoke, feeling aggrieved.
Being wooed was a sweet and romantic process for others, but in her case, it was kidnap and attempted rape.
“Bring me back to the village, will you? You can meet with me while I’m in the village too.”
Cortis’s expression loosened for a moment, before becoming more resolute. “You belong to me and me alone! I won’t allow you to have other males. Stop thinking of returning to the village.”
Bai Qingqing hurriedly denied. “No, no, no! I don’t wish to look for more males. One partner is enough for me. If I choose you, I won’t want other males.”
“I don’t believe it.” Cortis looked towards Bai Qingqing’s face, his gaze keenly watching her delicate facial outline and exquisite eyes, every detail stirring his heart. The corners of his lips turned up slightly.
“You’re so beautiful, there must be many males pursuing you. Furthermore, your heart is so soft. Even a cold-blooded homeless beast like me was able to move you, much less those pa.s.sionate males…”
Choking, Bai Qingqing racked her brains to think of a way to convince him.
Cortis said, “Stop. I’m not going to bring you back there.”
Bai Qingqing could only let it rest.
The vibration of the ground continued for an entire day before finally quieting down for the time being. Cortis finally was able to rest.
After being chased for three consecutive days, Cortis, who hadn’t eaten anything during this period, was visibly thinner. But the more feeble one was Bai Qingqing—by now, she no longer had the strength to persuade Cortis.
“Ssss—” Cortis flicked his tongue as he faced the sea. He then said to Bai Qingqing in a delighted tone, “I hear the sounds of the ocean. In at most three days, we’ll be safe.”
Bai Qingqing opened her eyes and glanced at Cortis before drowsily closing them again.
Cortis looked at her worriedly. He then set her down flat on the ground to let her sleep more comfortably.
He had been forcing Bai Qingqing to drink blood these few days, and every time Bai Qingqing put up a fierce struggle. And after struggling she would become weaker. He had no idea what was the matter with her.
If this were to go on, she would die.
The screeching of an eagle could be heard from the tree branch above once more. Cortis tightly grabbed Bai Qingqing’s hand and stared at the eagle beastman with enmity.
Standing on the tree branch, Moore transformed into human form. He said, “She’ll die because of you.”
“She’s dying because of you!” Cortis’s blood-red eyes narrowed into thin slits, exuding a strong murderous intent.
Things had just quieted down before the ground started shaking again. Cortis immediately lifted Bai Qingqing and prepared to continue on his way.
Moore said, “There’s no way you’re going to escape. The beast tide has split into three batches in the forest, and they’re coming from three directions. Unless you can run all the way without taking a breath, the two of you are going to end up dead.”
Cortis’s eyes widened, his arms holding Bai Qingqing involuntarily tightening.
Bai Qingqing let out a painful wince. “It hurts…”
Cortis hurriedly loosened his grip and gently coaxed her. “It doesn’t hurt anymore, doesn’t hurt anymore. Continue sleeping.”
Bai Qingqing then closed her eyes again.
The tremors caused by the giant beasts became more and more obvious. They had already caught up quite a distance with the exhausted Cortis. Having been held up by this incident, the figures of the giant beasts could already be seen in the forest.
Moore, who was getting anxious, said to Cortis, “Hand her over to me!”
Cortis wasn’t confident he could out-run these energetic giant beasts. He curled his tail around the tree and, with Bai Qingqing in his arms, speedily glided up the tree.
“Are you going to die with her?” Moore howled.
Seeing that Cortis was ignoring him, Moore anxiously transformed into beast form and flew up into the skies to look at the horde of giant beasts that was getting nearer and nearer.
If Cortis really wanted to die with the female, there was no way he could stop him.