Beauty and the Beasts - Chapter 854 - Quicksand River (1)[Updated at: 2021-02-10 22:33:36]
Chapter 854: Quicksand River (1)
“Hold on, I’m going too,” she quickly said.
Curtis turned to look at Bai Qingqing. He immediately understood after seeing how anxious she was. He then smiled and stopped.
Bai Qingqing carried An’an and ran over to Parker’s side, stuffing her into his arms. “I’ll be back soon.”
Parker didn’t ask anything and immediately understood. He took An’an and said, “Go on.”
Seeing that they were so in sync, Bai Qingqing heaved a sigh of relief.
Although it could be said that there wasn’t anywhere for one to relieve themselves, it could also be said that there were sand pits everywhere, so toilets were everywhere.
Bai Qingqing went along with Curtis to a place that was shielded by a dune. She relieved herself and casually kicked around to bury all the traces.
It was just that, coughs, the awkward thing was, it wasn’t too clean to be cleaning her butt with the fresh leaves they had brought. However, there wasn’t excess water for Bai Qingqing to wash up.
Beastmen had a sharp sense of smell, and Bai Qingqing didn’t really dare to head back.
When Curtis saw how Bai Qingqing seemed to be hesitating, his displeasure about this trip had dissipated by a lot. He carried her and headed back.
“It’s cold. Go back to Parker’s side to warm up.”
Bai Qingqing looked at him, looking like she wanted to say something but didn’t. She eventually let out a sigh and quietly returned to the group with him.
Thankfully, the beastmen were all eating and didn’t notice Bai Qingqing’s problem. The moment she went back, she wrapped herself up with animal skin, not planning to come out.
Curtis turned into his full beast form and moved freely in the desert. The fine sand caused him to move a little faster than on land.
Straightening his body, he could see very far into the distance.
There was nothing but a sea of sand, but Curtis still managed to notice a moving trace. He waved his tail and slithered over.
Alva flew high up in the air and immediately spotted him. He flew over quickly.
“You noticed it as well?” Alva turned into his human form and asked.
Curtis stood on the sand. The surroundings didn’t seem any different, but when he placed his tail on the sand in front of him, it immediately sank.
Alva drew in a gasp. “The sand can move!”
His tail seemed to be pulled down by a tremendous force, and a hint of surprise appeared in Curtis’s gaze.
Curtis was strong but not arrogant. To choose a safer method, he moved back before putting his tail down to let it continue to sink.
Alva looked at him. When he saw that Curtis didn’t show any abnormality, he felt relieved and ran over curiously, putting his leg out to check it.
“What is this thing gah!”
Before his last note ended, it turned into a surprised cry.
Alva’s body tilted abruptly and he fell to the ground. When his body came into contact with the sand, half of him was buried in it.
Curtis hesitated for a moment, then planned on drawing his tail out to save the bird at the thought of how they still needed Alva to lead the way.
However, when he drew out his tail, he slid further into the quicksand area, almost landing on it himself.
Alva put up an intense struggle, but this made him sink even further.
In just a short period of time, he was buried so deeply that only one-third of his body remained above the ground. With one eye exposed outside, he cast a horrified gaze at Curtis, pleading for help.
Curtis’s upper body turned into his human form, and he said coldly, “The more you struggle, the faster you’ll sink!”
Alva’s nose was buried as well, and, as he inhaled, he kept taking in the sand. When he heard Curtis’s words, he forced himself to calm down and stopped struggling.
As expected, after Alva stopped struggling, the horrifying speed at which he sank immediately slowed down. However, he was still sinking slowly.
The sand was like countless ants, engulfing Alva’s body.