Chapter 865: This Is Flame City
He turned and saw that there wasn’t anyone around. There was only An’an laying on the animal skin by herself and chewing on a piece of wood.
Parker was stunned for a moment, then a shadow was cast over his head. He looked up and said in surprise, “Curtis? Why are the two of you in the sky?”
Bai Qingqing heaved a great sigh of relief. She leaned in Curtis’s chest and turned limp.
Alva flapped his wings vigorously, sending sand and dust flying up. They were dropping toward the ground at a speed similar to free fall.
Gah gah gah gah!
As they were about to land, Alva tried even more vigorously to fly. He didn’t think that there’d be a day where he’d be in the danger of falling to his death.
To think that Curtis was so heavy. Could Bai Qingqing hold it in?
Alva’s worry was quickly dissolved. Before they landed, Curtis turned his legs into his snake form, slamming it into the ground with a loud bang. Then, he immediately stabilized his body.
The peac.o.c.k in midair was still flapping his wings vigorously. With Curtis letting go from his claws, he darted into the sky, out of control.
The air on the ground was filled with sand and dust. Parker swung his head and rapidly climbed upward.
Bai Qingqing grabbed onto Curtis’s tail and slid to the floor, then ran quickly toward Parker, pulling him out of the sand.
“Parker!” Bai Qingqing hugged him tightly.
The female’s body trembled slightly, grabbing him with surprisingly great strength. It made Parker suspect if she had used the power from his spousal mark.
Parker patted Bai Qingqing’s back and looked at Curtis, stunned. He asked in a soft voice, “What’s the matter?”
“I thought…” The moment Bai Qingqing spoke up, tears trickled down like a chain of pearls. They fell onto Parker’s shoulder that was covered in sand and dust.
Parker’s heart ached as he hugged her, carrying her and running back into the tent.
“I thought you were dead.”
Bai Qingqing finally settled down and hammered his chest. “You were still holding onto the rope in the beginning. Why did you suddenly let go? I thought you had died.”
“Huh?” Parker scratched his head. Looking at her tear-stained face, his heart felt even sweeter than the milk he drank earlier.
“Don’t you know to check the spousal mark?” Parker asked.
Bai Qingqing picked An’an up. “I was too anxious and forgot to check.”
Parker felt even happier and took a long and meaningful glance at Curtis, saying, “When Curtis went down earlier, you still remembered to check the spousal mark.”
“That’s because Curtis can hold his breath,” Bai Qingqing said.
Hearing that, he felt at ease before even feeling unhappy.
Parker ignored what Bai Qingqing said and was immersed in self-satisfaction.
“The reason I pulled at the rope is that I didn’t wish to be pulled out. But later on, I realized that I couldn’t hold it back and thus let go. But before you guys pulled the rope away, I estimated its remaining length and continued digging downward.”
“So, that’s how it is.” Bai Qingqing nodded, wiping off her tears with the back of her hand. She then asked, “Then, did you manage to find anything?”
Parker shook his head and then looked toward Curtis. “Where on earth did you go?”
Curtis said, “When I went down, the quicksand river was very deep. That’s why I let go of the rope midway. You won’t be able to dig your way down.”
“Then, how did our food get taken away?” Bai Qingqing asked.
“It’s because the world below is moving as well,” Curtis said with certainty. “I didn’t smell the scent of the beastmen that I got from the rope earlier.”
“The world below?”
Bai Qingqing, Parker, and Alva were all stunned.
Parker and Alva thought,
Not only are there beastmen living under the sand, there is even a world?
Bai Qingqing thought,
Could it be the legendary h.e.l.l?
Curtis broke into a smile and threw out another bomb at them. “This place is Flame City!”