Chapter 643: The Alligators Are Here!
“No!” Bluepool instantly rebutted. After casting a glance at Bai Qingqing’s tree hole, he hurriedly explained, “I wasn’t bitten by prey, but by a competitor. Originally, I was the most formidable beastman in the waters over there, but a group of floating beasts suddenly came today, and we fought over the territory.”
No idea how the snake beastmen’s sense of hearing was, but he had to change the opinion of Bai Qingqing’s most formidable snake spouse regarding the merfolk. Only then would he have the opportunity to pursue her.
“And then you lost,” Parker said the truth mercilessly. “So, you were robbed of your territory by a group of wild beasts?”
Bluepool glared at Parker ferociously and snapped. “There’s too many of them. I was completely unable to enter the water.”
It took Bai Qingqing a good while to recall that those floating beasts were alligators, and she was stunned.
Damn! Bluepool actually fought with alligators, and with a group of them. It’s way too scary.
She made a mental note to be more careful when heading to the rivers next time. There were alligators there!
“Hmph! I can hunt!” Bluepool said solemnly, as though swearing to the heavens. “When I find a spouse and she gives birth to sufficient mermen, I must chase this group of floating beasts back to their old nest!”
Bai Qingqing stroked her tummy and comforted him. “You can just go somewhere else. There are so many rivers around. The heavy rainy season will arrive soon. By then, there will be even more water everywhere, plenty of places for you to choose from.”
Not only did Bluepool’s countenance not improve, but it also grew increasingly dark. “The nearby areas have been occupied by them.”
“Ah?” Bai Qingqing couldn’t help but shiver. “All of the waters?”
Parker also revealed a look of shock. “No way. Why didn’t I notice?”
“Hmph! By the time you notice them, you would have died.” Bluepool’s contempt of Parker was clearly evident in his gaze and tone.
“Ooh!” Parker revealed his fangs and brandished his claws.
Bai Qingqing held down his hands. “If it’s indeed true that there are floating beasts in all the water areas, we’ve got to inform the village, lest they be bitten.”
Parker calmed down and said, “I’ll go over and take a look right now.”
She subconsciously grabbed Parker’s hand. The latter turned his head and shot her a questioning look.
Bai Qingqing said, “I’m worried about you.”
In Bai Qingqing’s impression, alligators were extremely lethal creatures. She truly didn’t feel at ease. “You go with Winston.”
If the duo went together, they could at least look out for each other.
Considering Parker’s pride, Bai Qingqing added, “He’s the tiger king. He does need to go over and check.”
“Okay.” Parker then crawled up the tree.
Shortly after, a tiger and a leopard jumped down from the tree and ran outside the village.
Bai Qingqing glanced at Bluepool, then said to her cubs, “Go and call Harvey over. That leopard you saw the other day.”
The leopard cubs were about to run off when a long and well-toned leg blocked their way, making the three cubs trip in unison.
“No need.” Bluepool touched his wound and said, “It’s just a flesh wound. I dodged in time, they didn’t hurt my bones. I’ll be able to go out to hunt tomorrow.”
“I’m relieved to hear that.” Bai Qingqing said, “Will staining the wound with water prevent it from healing? Don’t go into the water for now. The air is moist, you can just stay outside.”
Bluepool chuckled. After sneaking a glance towards her tree hole, he then got bold and placed his hand upon the top of her head.
“I’m a beastman born and bred in the water. I’ll be fine.” Bluepool could sense the warmth emanating from the head underneath his palms, it felt so nice that he couldn’t bear to remove his hand.
No wonder her spouses all loved to stroke her. It indeed felt comfortable.
Feeling that such an act was too intimate, Bai Qingqing raised her hand to remove Bluepool’s hand from her head.
“Good to hear. You have a good rest okay, I’m going back now.” With that, she turned around and left without turning her head back.
Bluepool lowered his head to gaze at his hands, then shook his head and smiled bitterly.