Chapter 78: The Relations.h.i.+p Between the Father and Son
The smell on Bai Qingqing didn’t dissipate for a long time. So, to prevent the giant beasts from sniffing it, she kept herself covered with wet mud, which stifled her and made her appear dispirited.
The beastmen saw her condition and were worried that something might happen to her, so they had a quiet consensus to rush back as quickly as they could. They ended up only taking seven days to get back to the City of Beastmen.
A convocation of black eagles flew into the stone castle, and Parker instantly transformed into a human, lifting Bai Qingqing off from Moore’s back. “Qingqing, we’ve reached the tribe.”
“Mm.” Bai Qingqing curiously sized up the stone architecture as she laid in Parker’s arms.
This house was very s.p.a.cious, brightly-lit, well-ventilated, and cooling. Miraculously, it seemed to block out the heat from the outside world.
Looking at the intimate duo, an indistinct desolation flashed across Moore’s eagle eyes. He opened his mouth and screeched: [I was the one who lured out the beast tide, I’ll go and lure them back, lest it hurts the other tribes.]
After saying this to his fellow eagles, he spread his wings and flew off.
“Why did he leave?” Bai Qingqing asked as she stared at the black eagle in the skies. Actually, she couldn’t tell the difference between Moore and the other eagle beastmen—if they were to come together, she wouldn’t be able to recognize him.
Parker replied, “Who cares.”
The leopard king by the side suddenly howled at the two of them.
“Okay, Father,” Parker instantly said to the leopard king, then strode out of the hall with Qingqing. “Qingqing, I’ll bring you to rest in my room.”
“Alright,” Bai Qingqing replied. Along the way, she kept sizing up the stone castle and was stunned by its scale. “It’s really big. Is this your house?”
“No, this is my father’s territory,” Parker said.
Bai Qingqing said with a smile, “Isn’t what’s your father’s yours as well?”
“Of course not.” Parker looked strangely at Bai Qingqing, then walked into a small room. He placed Bai Qingqing in the center of a pile of gra.s.s, then spat out the transparent crystal in his mouth, hiding it under the pile of gra.s.s.
“This is where I sleep,” Parker said.
Except for a pile of dry gra.s.s and a large case, the room was empty otherwise. Rather than calling it a room, it felt more like a prison cell.
Bai Qingqing surveyed her surroundings, dazed. She asked in a perplexed manner, “Why? Ah, I know. You must have many brothers, and your father must have left his stuff to his favorite son.”
She could understand why this room was so simple and vacant. After all, it was very primitive here, so there probably weren’t many facilities.
Parker gazed at Bai Qingqing even more strangely now. “I’m the son my father is most pleased with.”
“Stupid! How exactly did you grow up?” Parker rapped the top of Bai Qingqing’s head with his index finger. “Males need to obtain their things through their own capabilities. What belongs to the father belongs to the father, and what belongs to the son belongs to the son. My father is merely responsible for raising me until I grow up. He’s the present leopard king, and whoever defeats him will be the owner of this castle.”
Realization dawned on Bai Qingqing. She asked curiously, “Your father is the leopard king? That’s awesome. How long has he been the leopard king for?”
“Twenty years.” A fierce will could be seen in Parker’s eyes as he spoke, his fingers clawing the ground. “One day I will defeat him and become the new leopard king!”
Stunned by the pa.s.sion and determination in Parker’s eyes, Bai Qingqing said after a moment, “Go for it.”
“Baby!” A woman’s voice was heard from the outside.
Bai Qingqing looked up towards the door and saw a woman dressed in a tiger skin tube top and leather skirt come running in, looking at them while huffing and puffing.
She was tall and slim, well-endowed, with good facial features, and with a complexion on the fairer side. Although according to Bai Qingqing’s standards, her looks were merely pleasing to the eyes, when you compared her to the females in Camel Hump Valley, she could be considered a G.o.ddess.