Chapter 694: The Village Doubles in Population Again
Bai Qingqing was so delighted that her laziness instantly vanished. With a blanket wrapped around her, she sat upright.
The gloominess instantly faded from Parker’s face, to be replaced by a sunny smile. He walked to the nest and pulled her into his arms.
“Did you miss me? Did you eat well these few days? Are you used to Winston’s cooking?”
Curtis also stuck up his head from his coils and transformed into a human, before walking to Bai Qingqing’s other side.
“Mm, mm. I’ve been missing you guys every day. Why were you gone for so long?” Bai Qingqing complained. Then, as it struck her that they might have been delayed because they ran into danger or something, she hurriedly modified her previous remark. “It must have been very tough, huh? Were you injured?”
“No, it’s just that we couldn’t move very fast because we were bringing along that village’s females.” As he spoke, Parker watched Bai Qingqing’s face very intently. After a good while, he voiced his observation. “You’ve gotten fatter.”
His tone sounded a little glum.
“Pff.” Bai Qingqing couldn’t help sputtering with laughter. Parker must have thought that she would grow thinner due to Winston’s awful cooking.
But Parker did have what it took to be proud of his culinary skills. Too bad he belittled a glutton’s capability. Having eaten many oranges these few days, Bai Qingqing’s appet.i.te had been excellent. In fact, she would even feel the stomach acid if she didn’t eat.
“You seem quite happy at home,” said Curtis.
Though his tone was bland, Bai Qingqing, who had lived with him for two years, could read the coldness in his voice. Also, the hidden meaning—Seems like you’re able to live a happy life even without me.
“Hehe… it was okay I guess,” Bai Qingqing said embarra.s.sedly and stiffly changed the topic. “Why is it so noisy out there? How many females did you guys bring back?”
She got up with the blanket wrapped around her and walked to the entrance to look downwards. The sight that greeted her made her eyes widen.
d.a.m.n, what’s with all those tents?
Several hundreds of males are standing in the rain. Does that mean those in the tents are females? Hey, there’s about a hundred of them!
Bai Qingqing’s guess was spot-on—those in the animal skin tents were indeed females.
They were seated on the backs of wolf beastmen, and there was also a male propping up the animal skin using the tree branches. Despite the torrential rain, not a single drop of rain landed on them.
Free from restraint, the wolf beastmen’s faces were contorted in a grotesque expression. As they walked towards the tiger village, they sized up their enemy’s battle prowess.
At the sight of the four-striped tiger beastman, the wild arrogance in their eyes toned down a little.
Winston swept a gaze over the captives and said to the tribal head standing beside him, “Are the houses ready?”
Unable to suppress his excitement, the tribal head’s grin nearly reached his ears. He immediately replied, “They’re ready. Those bachelor male beastmen have prepared animal skin clothing for the females and are waiting for them to choose amongst them.”
With the arrival of these females, all the males in their village would be able to shake off their bachelor status. This was truly a miracle!
“Bring the females to the cave and let them pick their partners according to their own free will. Do not make it mandatory,” said Winston.
Inclusive of the eagle beastmen, there wasn’t even a hundred bachelor beastmen. There weren’t even enough males for the females to choose from. This was why Winston simply decided to leave the females to make their own decision.
With a delighted expression, the wolf females started searching for a mate among the crowd of beastmen.
“However.” Winston suddenly changed his tone and turned to face the females. “If you choose a male from the tiger tribe, you will be able to move into a comfortable nest immediately. Those who do not do so can only wait for your mates to construct their own accommodation.”
The wolf females calmed down from their excitement and hesitated.
“Once you join our village, you will be a female of our village. I won’t force you.” Winston adopted a policy of treating these females kindly in order to win over their hearts. Though, it must be said that his appearance made the kindness policy quite unconvincing.