Chapter 933: Confrontation (1)
His footsteps were anxious, and even Bai Qingqing could hear them. She turned and looked over.
“From now onward, keep watch over her without taking one step away from her! Until I come back!” Saint Zachary said anxiously and then left before Mitch.e.l.l could reply.
Saint Zachary left the ice house and anxiously headed for the source of the sound. He didn’t notice a human-shaped figure in the shadows behind him.
After he left, a human figure came out.
Muir looked at the ice house and put on a wild beast’s skull over his head, walking over slowly.
Bai Qingqing’s heart sank. She understood that they must have brought Chris’s soul crystal here.
Mitch.e.l.l’s expression wasn’t any more relaxed than Bai Qingqing’s. After the deal ended, Bai Qingqing was going to leave.
Mitch.e.l.l was about to ask her to let him go back to the forest together with her when he heard footsteps. The alarm in his heart went off.
Before he could get up, he felt an intense pain at the back of his neck and he fell to the ground, losing his consciousness.
Bai Qingqing cried out. She looked at the burly man wearing a skull, his eyes staring at her. She felt so scared that she carried An’an and kept on backing off.
“Don’t be scared. I’m here to save you.” A hoa.r.s.e male voice rang out from the skull.
Bai Qingqing immediately found the voice familiar. After a.s.sessing the man’s figure, noticing the unnatural bend in his right arm, she felt relieved.
“It’s you?…” The rest of her sentence was awkwardly stuck in Bai Qingqing’s throat. She wanted to call out his name but realized that she didn’t know it.
“Your mates have gone to complete the deal with Saint Zachary. Quickly come with me.” As Muir said this, he carried Bai Qingqing up with one arm and headed out.
Although Bai Qingqing couldn’t see his face, she felt a.s.sured about him. She put her arm around his neck and said softly, “Thank you.”
In the most s.p.a.cious hall in the underground palace, Curtis, Winston, and Parker confronted Saint Zachary.
Saint Zachary had come here following Curtis’s sounds. Seeing that Curtis was here, there was no need for him to worry about Bai Qingqing being s.n.a.t.c.hed away. When he saw that Bai Qingqing’s other two mates were here as well, he felt completely a.s.sured.
He had never expected that Bai Qingqing would have a wild suitor who hadn’t earned a place by her side yet. This person often challenged him and knew his way around the pa.s.sages like the back of his hand.
He recognized Chris’s soul crystal at one glance. Seeing that it was threaded on animal skin, his expression cracked and he walked toward them.
“Hand the soul crystal to me!”
Winston and Parker couldn’t withstand the pressure from someone stronger than them and backed off a few steps out of reflex. Curtis was the only one who firmly stood his ground, standing before the other two beastmen.
“To h.e.l.l with that! Give Qingqing to us first!” Parker bared his fangs and bellowed.
Winston didn’t know if Muir had succeeded in his operation and wanted to drag out the time. Therefore, he clenched the necklace even tighter, clearly not planning to hand it over easily either.
Saint Zachary was still thinking of keeping Bai Qingqing as a backup plan, thus there was no way that he’d release her easily. Seeing that they weren’t going to hand over the soul crystal, he planned on s.n.a.t.c.hing it by force.
Curtis let out a warning sound. When Saint Zachary entered his attacking perimeter, he instantly turned into his beast form and propped his body up to about seven to eight meters in height, then dashed down to bite him.
Curtis’s speed was extraordinarily fast, but Saint Zachary wasn’t anxious at all. Just as the snake’s mouth was about to bite his back, he turned into a huge scorpion with an arching poisonous spike.
The instant they clashed, time seemed to slow down countless times over. The poisonous spike on the scorpion tail gleamed with a cold light, attacking straight for the snake’s weakest spot.
 There is a Chinese idiom that translates to hitting a snake seven inches below its head, where its heart is located and it is at its weakest. It has the meaning of striking a problem at its core.