Chapter 976: Village’s Current Situation
Bai Qingqing nodded, thinking to herself:
It won’t work even if there’s sufficient oxygen. The waterhole is only this big, it’d be gone from a few smashes. That pervert Saint Zachary definitely has the ability to destroy the waterhole. It’s better to keep this place hidden.
The leopard cubs had their fill of water and tried to climb out, with many silverfish hanging onto their bodies. When their backs came in contact with the water surface, the densely-packed little silverfish on their backs moved frantically.
Bai Qingqing grabbed onto their fur and dragged them into the water. “Don’t go. How many days have you guys gone without a bath? Your fur is all greasy, and even the little silverfish aren’t allowing you guys to leave. Come back and take your baths!”
The leopard cubs let out a few aggrieved cries, but Bai Qingqing remained unmoved. She continued to look at them with a parent’s strict expression.
In the end, the leopard cubs still submitted to their mother’s tyranny and docilely soaked in the water.
The mother and children had a thorough bath in the water and then went back home.
For this half a month, many males had joined the village. As of now, there were five to six thousand males, being half the size of the City of Beastmen back then.
This was the peak period for males to join, with the average being close to 100 males joining every day. It would just be a matter of time before they reached the size of the City of Beastman, and there wouldn’t be an issue for them to surpa.s.s it either.
Under the tribal head’s orders, all the beastmen increased the speed at which they forged weapons. As there weren’t enough iron-smelting rooms, they would forge in front of their own homes.
Those who had partners and were in a family of multiple males shared an iron-smelting room. It was quite convenient.
Clanking sounds kept on ringing out in the village densely like firecrackers. The sounds were sharp and piercing, making the females displeased. Even if they acted spoiled, they couldn’t get their mates to stop. They had no choice but to go to the Flos Eriocauli field to play when the sun came up.
Bai Qingqing’s head also ached from all the noise. Curtis wasn’t much affected. His hearing wasn’t good and was only considered to be at the level of ordinary people. He darted into the hole and slept like a log.
Bai Qingqing brought the children to the Flos Eriocauli field by herself to rest. Almost all the females had come, with only Bai Qingqing not showing up.
Bai Qingqing wasn’t surprised, either. She had been badly frightened and wouldn’t leave her males easily.
Molly searched through the sea of females and found Bai Qingqing, who was also carrying her female child. She ran over happily.
“Bai Qingqing, you’re finally back. Ah! An’an has gotten so much skinnier! What happened?” Molly’s heart ached badly for her.
Bai Qingqing wore a bitter expression and said, “There’s no food in the desert. She almost had to stop drinking milk.”
She still felt some fear. Molly looked at her own child, thinking of the scenario of her child having no milk to drink. She also started feeling scared.
Bai Qingqing couldn’t complain to the males, so she talked to Molly. “And d.a.m.n it, do you know how freaking hot the desert is? It’s useless even if I use animal skin to cover my head. The sand can cook someone. Curtis found a few eggs this big for me and we buried them in the sand. Guess what happened?”
Molly found her stories interesting and guessed, “The animals in the sand stole them?”
“Nope!” Bai Qingqing put up a finger and shook it, saying, “They got cooked!”
“Huh?” Molly was stunned.
Her words attracted the attention of the females around her. All of them were stunned upon hearing that as well.
Bai Qingqing picked the interesting things to share with them, providing them with a lot of amus.e.m.e.nt. After the stories were over, the females left reluctantly.
Molly didn’t have enough of the stories, either. She suddenly thought of something and said to Bai Qingqing excitedly, “Guess who is the most popular with the males now?”
Bai Qingqing wasn’t interested in such things. She popped a blade of Flos Eriocauli into her mouth and started chewing on it.