Chapter 852: On the Road to the Desert (4)
Parker gave it some thought before bringing out a big piece of animal skin from the luggage. He also brought over the four water jars.
He stacked two water jars together, placing one set in front and one set at the back. He then placed the animal skin on top of the jars, pressing it down with a few pieces of meat. A simplified tent was set up.
Animal skin was good at keeping out light, and Bai Qingqing instantly felt better. She then took a look at the jars on both sides, feeling a little worried.
“They won’t fall, right?”
“Don’t worry. The jars are sealed very tightly. Even if they fall, water won’t leak out,” Parker said.
Bai Qingqing felt at ease. “That’s good, then.”
She took half an hour before finis.h.i.+ng a small bowl of jerky. After eating, her cheeks felt sore.
Even though her hands were greasy, she couldn’t bear to wash them with water. She picked up a handful of hot sand and rubbed her hands together carefully. The oil was completely removed, but her hands were now covered in dust.
Bai Qingqing leaned on the animal skin and looked into the distance. The endless stretch of the desert brought great fear.
“It’s too hot.”
Bai Qingqing wiped off the sweat on her forehead and then touched Curtis’s skin. “Are you hot?”
Curtis’s skin that was always smooth and cooling felt a little dry today. It didn’t feel as cool as usual, but instead, felt a little warm.
“Are you hot?” Bai Qingqing looked at him and asked worriedly.
Curtis smiled and shook his head, tidying her hair that was messed up by the wind and sand.
Even Snow could hold it in. If he, as a male, was unable to stand it, then he’d be too weak.
Bai Qingqing gave it some thought and said, “Let’s just rest here and then wait till night falls before we move on.”
Both Curtis’s and Parker’s eyes lit up.
Parker said, “That’s right. If we run when it’s cold, we won’t feel cold anymore.”
He then raised his voice and told this to the beastmen buried in the sand. Everyone gave their approval to this idea.
Therefore, the group settled down in the hot noon.
Bai Qingqing got Parker to distribute food to everyone. The males who had a strong desire for coolness refused to come out from the sand and just fell asleep.
Although Bai Qingqing had slept a lot, the glaring sunlight made her eyes tired, giving her the delusion of being sleepy. She closed her eyes and quickly fell asleep as well.
The scorching sun moved gradually. When it sank down on the horizon, the temperature finally didn’t feel as scorching as before.
Bai Qingqing yawned, raising one hand. A thick layer of sand had landed on her arms.
The entire piece of animal skin was covered in a thin layer of sand. Both Parker and Curtis were in the color of sand as well.
She looked around. There wasn’t any sight of the other beastmen at all.
“Oh my?” Bai Qingqing let out a surprised cry and quickly crawled out of the simplified tent.
Both Parker and Curtis immediately opened their eyes and checked out the surroundings.
Bai Qingqing said anxiously, “Where are the other beastmen?”
Slight sounds rang out from the sand, and a few spots amongst the golden sand waves started to seethe. Not long later, animal skin skirts covered in sand popped up.
Quickly after, many tiger heads popped out from under them. The peac.o.c.k head was the last to pop out.
Bai Qingqing relaxed and patted her chest, saying, “That gave me a fright.”
Parker yawned and turned into his human form, saying, “Everyone has gotten some rest, and the temperature has lowered. Let’s quickly continue on our way.”
The tiger beastmen replied and quickly came over to collect the luggage.
The meat used as weights on the animal skin was covered in sand. Parker picked them up and swung them, feeling that the jerky had become even drier.
He sniffed and took a bite, finding his mouth filled with sand. He then packed the jerky separately into another animal skin bag, planning to use them as weights for the animal skin.