Chapter 937: Escape (2)
“Winston? Your eyes… were they hurt in battle?” Bai Qingqing instantly felt very scared. She was really scared that Winston would go blind for his eyes to be so bloodshot.
Winston felt that his vision was dyed in the color of blood but didn’t know what he looked like. He placed Bai Qingqing down on the bed that was covered in a layer of sand and explained with indifference, “No. I’m just a little tired. I’ll be fine after some rest.”
Bai Qingqing quickly pulled him to sit down beside her, ordering, “Lay down quickly and sleep.”
Winston was caught between laughter and tears. He planted a kiss on Bai Qingqing’s forehead, and his deep voice was filled with gentleness as he said, “I’m fine, don’t worry.”
He then looked toward the distance, his gaze filled with worry.
Parker was also watching outside. Both he and Curtis had gone without sleep for several days, but their stamina depletion wasn’t comparable to Winston’s. Therefore, he only felt a little tired.
He turned and threw a glance at Winston, saying, “You get some rest first. I’ll keep watch here.”
They felt at ease now that they had found their mate, thus they needed to take turns to rest. Winston didn’t stand on ceremony, either. He turned into his beast form and went into a deep sleep on the ground, not even making a single snore.
Bai Qingqing had her back facing outside and finally was able to open her eyes. She used her body to s.h.i.+eld Winston from the light and ma.s.saged his eyes while she was at it.
An’an was still wrapped up in the thick animal skin. She’d occasionally cool An’an down, allowing her to accept a little more light each time around to gradually get used to it.
“When will Curtis be coming up? How many days is it to the full moon?” Bai Qingqing frowned and asked.
Parker didn’t notice any movements on the ground after a while and went outside, continued to stare to the front, and replied, “I don’t know. Saint Zachary is stronger than we expected. I hope he’ll be able to break free. The full moon should be in another three to four days.”
Bai Qingqing felt very anxious and stopped ma.s.saging Winston. She turned over and sat down next to Parker.
“Curtis will definitely come up,” Bai Qingqing said with certainty. However, her certainty wasn’t based on any evidence. She only knew that she couldn’t lose him.
“After Curtis comes up, do you think we should return to the village immediately or wait four to five days to see if the poison in An’an has been completely cleared?”
Parker said without a second thought, “Of course, we should return immediately.”
It was hard for them to protect their mate, so how could they care for the young child?
Bai Qingqing instantly understood Parker’s thoughts and decided to not ask him any further. It was better to discuss with Curtis after he came back before coming to a decision.
As they waited anxiously, the battle in the underground palace went on intensely. Sounds of hard objects clas.h.i.+ng kept on ringing out and golden poison would splatter occasionally, landing on the floor and releasing sizzling sounds of corrosion.
The scorpion beastman whose entire body was covered in a sh.e.l.l was like a general who was always victorious in battles. He swung his huge pincers and raised his scorpion tail, chasing after the snake beastman everywhere and attacking non-stop.
However, a piece of his sh.e.l.l on his shoulder seemed like it had been splashed by acid. He scattered some sand over it, wiping off most of the venom. However, the venom that stayed on the surface of his sh.e.l.l continued to corrode his body slowly.
He didn’t notice this. The pain he felt only made him fight even more fiercely, his eight eyes filled with killing intent.
Thankfully, Curtis was agile. His head remained raised, being able to retaliate. His body was still able to dodge freely as well. Otherwise, he’d have lost long ago.
A series of heavy footsteps gradually got closer and an extremely burly human figure appeared in the darkness, entering the light. He removed the skull on his head and joined the battle.