Chapter 988: Scorpion Colony Invading (4)
The beastmen placed them together in a pile and surrounded them, making aggrieved sounds. Then, the beastmen who were familiar to the dead ones brought them back.
When the beastmen were at war outside, the females in the village also felt anxious. They only felt at ease when the males came back.
Bai Qingqing received the news very early and stood at the door, watching.
There was still no sign of the beastmen, but Curtis came back first. When Bai Qingqing saw that he was unscathed, the joy on her face was very obvious.
“You’re back. Come in quickly. Parker has prepared food for you guys. You must be hungry.” Bai Qingqing pulled his hand and headed back inside.
Curtis wore a light smile and followed her into the stone castle.
Curtis might look clean, but he had a strong smell of blood on him. Bai Qingqing took his hand and went into the kitchen, then headed straight for the kitchen’s back door.
“Come, come, come. Take a bath first and have your fill of water.”
Curtis had been exposed to the sun in the desert for a day, and after one day of fighting, he was really hungry and thirsty. He felt that Bai Qingqing’s considerate arrangements were really good.
Curtis docilely slid into the water, and Bai Qingqing entered together with him, holding onto a luffa and scrubbing his body.
“It’s fine that you aren’t hurt. How are things with the scorpion tribe?” Bai Qingqing scrubbed Curtis’s scales as she asked.
Curtis wrapped around her, letting her sit on his tail as he said, “Saint Zachary escaped.”
Bai Qingqing smiled and said, “It’s a great victory when Saint Zachary didn’t manage to fight his way in.”
Curtis felt sweet as honey to be receiving his mate’s praise even though he wasn’t able to defeat the enemy. He wrapped around Bai Qingqing’s waist and snuggled against her.
In the time used for taking the bath, the sound of the horde of beastmen making noise rung from outside. Bai Qingqing knew that the army was back.
“Come, let’s go out to take a look.” Bai Qingqing crawled onto Curtis’s tail, stepped onto his body, and jumped onto the sh.o.r.e. Her snakeskin clothing was waterproof, and it returned to its light and fluttery state once she got out of the water.
Bai Qingqing looked toward Curtis from the sh.o.r.e.
Curtis waved his tail and said, “You go on. I’ll soak here for a while.”
“Alright, I’ll get Parker to bring food over for you.” After saying that, Bai Qingqing ran off.
On the way, she met the leopard cubs who had run back to the castle after being frightened by the several thousand ferocious beasts outside covered in blood. Bai Qingqing handed them the task of bringing food over to Curtis.
The leopard cubs agreed without any hesitation, then dashed into the kitchen to go get prey.
Curtis was the strongest, and it was the safest to be by his side.
However, Bai Qingqing didn’t know what the leopard cubs were thinking. She ran out of the door, unable to wait. When she managed to clearly see the armored ferocious beasts reflecting brilliant silver light under the sunlight, she couldn’t help but stop in her tracks.
Deafening beast roars rang out from the horde, surging right up to the clouds. That unstoppable disposition made any listener’s heart palpitate, the speed of their blood flowing rapidly. It made one feel fear, but at the same time, stimulated a strong battle will.
Bai Qingqing’s body felt weak, and from the corner of her eyes, she noticed that the door was next to her. She leaned against it weakly.
Parker was standing at the entrance and turned his head as if he sensed something. When he saw her, he quickly came running over.
“Qingqing,” Parker saw that her countenance was a little pale and quickly embraced her, consoling her. His eyes gleamed with excitement and regret.
“I heard that three-quarters of the scorpion tribe was killed. The corpses have been piled up into many mounds. It’s a pity I couldn’t take part. If the scorpion beastmen still dare to come, there won’t be enough to kill.” Parker sighed as he said this, his expression appearing even more regretful.