Chapter 77: The Leopard King Makes His Appearance
The giant beasts only went after the smell and didn’t bother with the leopard on the tree.
Moore tried his best to fly at a high altitude, and it was only when it was so high that Bai Qingqing expressed discomfort that he started to shift.
Staring up at the skies, Parker watched dazedly as the black dot became smaller and smaller until it finally completely vanished.
He should have followed them.
Although Parker couldn’t see them, Moore’s razor-sharp eagle eyes could clearly view everything below. He tried flying in a direction for a while and, seeing that the horde of giant beasts wasn’t coming after them anymore, knew that this method was working.
Bai Qingqing felt terrible flying at a high altitude. Perhaps it was due to altitude sickness, bringing about the shortness of breath in her. What made her feel most terrible was the painful sensation in her ears—she felt like her ear canals were being blocked by water.
“I feel awful…” Bai Qingqing said feebly as she laid on Moore’s back, the painful sensation in her chest where the wound was feeling more apparent now.
She covered her chest with her hands and suddenly felt a warm and moist sensation.
The wound had ruptured!
“No… I can’t take it anymore.” Bai Qingqing gasped for air, feeling like no matter how much air she sucked in it wasn’t enough for her oxygen-deficient body.
Although Moore’s sense of smell wasn’t as powerful as the leopard tribe, he was still able to detect the bloody smell near to him. He very quickly smelled the blood and, having turned around to glance at Bai Qingqing, quickly slanted his body and flew downwards.
The ringing in her ears and the stuffiness in her chest gradually weakened, but the pain in her chest had yet to go away.
Moore landed on top of a large tree and set Bai Qingqing down. He transformed into a human and asked anxiously, “Why are you bleeding?”
“Cortis bit me.” Bai Qingqing smiled bitterly. Moore likely didn’t expect that Cortis had never forced himself upon her, and it was only until they had no choice but to part that he became mates with her.
Moore gripped the tree branch he was holding forcefully, snapping it in an instant. “Animal!”
Bai Qingqing eased her breathing and said, “Don’t tell Parker.”
Moore was speechless.
The forest where the horde of giant beasts were at started shaking. The beasts were in a state of uproar; it appeared that they were moving forward.
Moore said, “They’ve detected your smell. Let’s hurry up and leave.”
Bai Qingqing nodded, her expression resolute. “Fly us up again. If I can’t take it, I’ll ask you to stop.”
Moore gazed at Bai Qingqing with a pained expression for a moment, then said, “Don’t push yourself.”
This time, Moore didn’t fly too high, planning to shake them off their trail using speed.
Seeing the giant beasts move away, Parker knew it was a bad sign. He quickly chased together with them.
The screeching of eagles could be heard from the front. Lying face-down on Moore’s back, Bai Qingqing looked to the front and saw a convocation of black eagles.
“Moore, they look like your kind.”
Moore also stared forward and saw a strong and masculine leopard standing on the eagle beastman leading the convocation.
Has the leopard king finally come?
As if sensing Moore’s eyes on him, the leopard king raised his neck and howled majestically. “Roar—”
At the sight of the convocation of eagles, Parker felt invigorated. He climbed to the top of a tree in a matter of moments and, raising his head, howled maniacally like a dog. “Roar roar roar roar roar!”
The leopard king transformed into a human and instructed the eagle beastmen. “Send someone to pick up Parker.”
“Screech!” An eagle beastman flew towards Parker immediately.
After he finished speaking, the leopard king’s light golden eyes fixed on the muddy Bai Qingqing.
His facial features bore a 60-70% resemblance to Parker’s, and he had four animal stripes just like Cortis. However, his animal stripes were golden in color. Although he appeared rather young, there was a mature and steady aura about him, exuding the authority of someone in power.
“Hello.” Bai Qingqing nervously greeted him, thinking to herself that this person must be Parker’s relative.
The leopard king said, “It’s great that you’re fine. Let’s return to the city.”
Once the eagles had fully gathered, the leopard king sent one eagle beastman back to the cliff to use the lock of hair Bai Qingqing left behind to attract the giant beasts, while the rest of them flew back to the City of Beastmen with a peace of mind.