Chapter 74: The Giant Beasts Climb Up the Mountain
After finalizing their plans, Moore flew out to find wet mud, whereas Parker stayed on the clifftop to protect Bai Qingqing.
The giant beasts were getting more and more manic. Looking down from atop the cliff, the beasts were so densely packed together that they seemed like a colony of ants. Their roars caused a vibration that made the clouds separate and even caused the skies to drizzle a little.
Parker felt it was strange and stared at the skies for a good while. On the other hand, Bai Qingqing, who more or less understood the physics of it, didn’t feel strange.
Parker wasn’t like Moore, who could fly at any moment. If the giant beasts were to climb up, the only fate that awaited them was death. Hence, he kept a watch very cautiously from the top of the cliff.
Bai Qingqing kept feeling a pain in her chest. Taking the opportunity that Parker was away, she lifted her top and took a look.
The wound on her chest had actually healed, and all that was left were two light pink scars.
Bai Qingqing was astonished. Her white clothes were clean. If it weren’t for the two pink scars on her chest, she would have thought that Cortis’s attack was merely her hallucination.
Did Cortis infect her with his powerful healing prowess? It was no wonder that she didn’t even bleed yesterday while sleeping face down.
Bai Qingqing held a hand over her chest—not sure whether it was her mind playing tricks on her, but she instantly felt a sharp pain in her heart. After she let go, the sharp pain went away, replaced by a dull ache that didn’t go away.
Bai Qingqing’s hand felt the lively snake tattoo on her ankle. This mini version of Cortis circled three rounds around her leg—his head was leaning on the topmost round of his body, and his red eyes appeared slightly blurry as if it was covered by a transparent film or something—she knew from this that this snake tattoo was asleep.
The snake tattoo seemed capable of breathing. With the throbbing of her veins, Bai Qingqing felt her ankle tighten and loosen, as though it was bound by shackles.
“Cortis…” Bai Qingqing murmured. She had a premonition—that Cortis could sense her presence through this connection.
“Roar!” The roars of the giant beasts suddenly rang throughout the top of the cliff. The strong and powerful sound waves shook the stone shed and caused a tremor.
Bai Qingqing immediately ran out. There actually stood a giant beast on top of the cliff, and Parker was right in front blocking the way.
The giant beast was roughly four to five meters tall, even higher than a story of a building, and about six to seven meters long. It had a thick neck and large head, and its mouth occupied two-thirds of their heads. Perhaps with Parker’s build, he was merely enough for the giant beast to take a bite from.
Contrasting the humongous body of the giant beast, Parker’s defense was akin to a praying mantis trying to block the advance of a car.
Only this face of the mountain was a cliff, but there were plenty of paths up the mountain. With the giant beasts heavily surrounding them, naturally at least one of them would manage to find a way up the mountain.
“Parker!” Bai Qingqing’s face turned pale in an instant. With jelly-like legs, she retreated backward.
Parker’s eyes were fixed on the giant beast as he let out a growl. With his body arched, his fur exploded. Bai Qingqing’s voice distracted him to glance backward for a moment.
At this moment, the giant beast roared and charged straight towards him. Yet, his target was Bai Qingqing. He was probably planning to stomp Parker to death on the way to her.
Bai Qingqing’s heart rose to her throat and her feet were rooted to the ground, unable to move an inch.
Parker jumped up as though there were springs on his feet and leaped onto the giant beast’s neck. He opened his mouth and ferociously took a bite from it.
With a howl, the giant beast tossed its head and Parker’s body was instantly thrown out. However, with his mouth still maintaining a death-like grip on the giant beast’s neck, he sank his front paws into its neck.
Unable to care about Bai Qingqing anymore, the giant beast bounced and jumped on the spot, whacking Parker heavily with its long and wide chin.
With a roar, Parker was knocked dizzy by the giant beast super-tough chin. Not only did he release his bite on the giant beast, but his body also fell to the ground.
Bai Qingqing’s heart ached at seeing this. She let out a raspy voice with her choked throat. “Be careful…”
The instant Parker landed on the ground, he flipped over and crawled up. His two large legs stomped haphazardly and he started climbing up the giant beast’s leg.