Chapter 771: End of the Cold Season
Parker found a dense piece of wood, then sat on the bed-stove and started carving with a bone blade.
In order to fix the positions more solidly, he even carved out holes on the platter for the figurines to stand on.
After it was done, he placed it on the bedside table, making for a complete family portrait accessory.
At night when Winston returned, he saw at one glance the addition of the small table next to their nest. Seeing the row of figurines upon it, he couldn’t help but smile at Bai Qingqing.
The iron was getting increasingly better, and the progress of smelting it was also very smooth. However, they got stuck at the stage of designing.
Meanwhile, An’an was becoming increasingly easy to take care of, so Winston could handle that now. That freed Parker up to join the other beastmen in forging iron.
The two males took turns alternating between the tasks of taking care of An’an and constructing and designing weapons.
Time flew by peacefully. In the blink of an eye, two months had passed, and they found themselves at the end of the cold season.
The first weapon was finally completed in the village.
What surprised everyone was, the first beastman to finish constructing this complete weapon, turned out to be Parker who joined them last.
Bai Qingqing had always known that Parker had great hands-on abilities, seeing as how he was skilled in making utensils from rocks. But she was still astounded when she saw the four iron claws on Parker’s feet.
Parker stepped on the iron claws and went in circles around her, his four iron claws making “clang clang clang” noises upon the stone floor, his leopard eyes filled with excitement.
“Stop spinning circles around me. You’re making me dizzy,” Bai Qingqing said with a smile. She reached out to grab his tail, but at the thought of its uniqueness, her hand halted mid-air and quickly changed to grabbing the fur on his butt instead.
Parker felt the fur all over his body explode. With a leap, he turned around and reflexively used his hand to block her.
Regardless of how brilliant the design of weapons was, it was impossible for them to entirely emulate real claws, for there was no way those iron claws could be retracted into their feet. Moreover, these iron claws were created for war.
At twenty-plus centimeters long, the iron claws were sharp and sturdy. A cold glint flickered before her eyes. Bai Qingqing wanted to retract her hand, but it was already too late.
She let out a shriek and shut her eyes in terror.
She froze for a good while, yet the pain she had envisioned didn’t arrive.
Bai Qingqing opened her eyes and saw that Winston had grabbed hold of Parker’s front limbs.
“You’re wearing iron claws right now,” Winston said sternly as he vigorously yanked away Parker’s front claws, causing him to stumble quite a few steps before steadying himself. Parker, too, felt a lingering fear from the near accident.
Qingqing’s wrists were so delicate. If those claws were to make a scratch on her hands, even if he retracted his strength, she was bound to suffer severe injury.
After letting out two whimpers, Parker shifted the accessory toenail on his calf, triggering the mechanism, and, with a soft “clack” sound, the iron claws fell off.
Due to Parker nearly injuring her, Winston gave off a solemn vibe, making the atmosphere quite somber.
“Ahahahaha…” Deliberately not mentioning what just happened, Bai Qingqing cheerfully said, “How did you make this? You’re terrific.”
At the mention of the iron claws, Parker enthusiastically picked one up and bent over to explain to her.
“First, I made each of the claws, before heating them up and welding them together. When you pull this iron column on the calves sideways, the iron arm will open up. It’s just like putting on boots…” Parker pointed at the iron claws and explained the mechanism to her.
Bai Qingqing took the iron claw from him. The instant Parker let go, she nearly bent over from the weight. Surprisingly, this small iron claw actually weighed slightly under ten kilograms.
So heavy… Was this a meteorite?
“It feels really heavy. Is it convenient for you guys to carry these around? I remember they didn’t used to be so heavy.” Bai Qingqing couldn’t help but ask. She sat down and placed the iron claw on the floor to take a closer look at it.