Beauty and the Beasts - Chapter 873 - : Slip Away[Updated at: 2021-02-17 07:31:53]
Chapter 873: Slip Away
Bai Qingqing didn’t have much time to hesitate before they started fighting outside again.
She put her hand against the stone wall, touching her way to its deepest parts. She planned on hiding An’an in the luggage while she headed out alone. This would prevent An’an from being hurt by those beastmen.
The luggage was placed at the very inside of the cave. Bai Qingqing felt her way there. When she kicked some animal skin, she squatted down with An’an in her arms.
Suddenly, she felt that the wall her hand touched felt abnormally soft.
Bai Qingqing dug a little and managed to dig out a hole easily.
She quickly dug out the luminous ball from the luggage, and it immediately became a lot brighter in the cave.
With the brightness from the luminous ball, Bai Qingqing noticed that it was impossible to tell the difference between this part of the wall from other spots. One would only be able to feel the difference in texture after touching it.
No wonder both Curtis and Parker didn’t notice anything, but she managed to touch it by accident. Thank goodness for her horrible eyesight.
They said that a crafty rabbit had three dens. This hole should have been dug by the previous owner as an escape route.
Bai Qingqing was elated, and she immediately used a rod to dig at the wall.
Not long later, she managed to dig out a small hole in the wall, and a bit of light seeped out.
Bai Qingqing quickly hid the luminous ball into the luggage and continued digging away until the hole was big enough for her to crawl out.
There was another passageway on the other side of the wall. She could hear the noise from the other side of the cave, but there was no one on her side.
The beastmen nearby were probably all gathered around the cave’s entrance to watch, giving Bai Qingqing the chance to slip away.
Bai Qingqing popped her head out and assessed the place. The path outside was uneven, and rocks were scattered around everywhere. There were many places for one to hide.
She was overjoyed and planned on bringing An’an along to hide somewhere.
Parker could sense where she was. As long as she was safe, given his agility, it shouldn’t be hard for him to break free.
Even if she was unlucky and was discovered, the situation wouldn’t be as bad as her first plan.
Bai Qingqing laid on the ground and rolled around a few times, then picked up a few handfuls of earth to rub onto herself, trying hard to conceal her scent.
She then carried An’an up and crawled out of the cave.
She prayed in her heart, An’an, please don’t cry.
The fighting sounds on the other side were a lot louder than the sound that had given An’an a scare earlier, and she soon calmed down. Having been messed around with, she was no longer in any mood to cry.
She’d at most roll her eyes, looking like a doll that was made with exquisite craftsmanship.
Bai Qingqing crawled out of the cave and wrapped the animal skin covered in soil to wrap tightly around her body. It wasn’t to fend off against the cold but to hide hers and An’an’s scent.
She held her breathing and had her back kept tightly against the passageway’s wall, moving toward the closest pile of rocks like a crab.
It could be that she was too nervous that Bai Qingqing suddenly felt that she was being stared at by a pair of eyes when she was midway there. She paused.
Bai Qingqing opened her eyes wide and quickly looked toward both sides.
She didn’t discover anyone. Moreover, if there were anyone, they should have pounced over at the very first instant.
The strange feeling from earlier must have been her delusion.
Bai Qingqing rapidly moved to the rock pile and darted in.
As expected, Parker sensed Bai Qingqing’s movements and took the opportunity to throw a glance toward the cave. No beastman had entered.
He felt anxious, but his heart was abnormally calm.
If Qingqing was caught and brought out, it’d definitely cause a huge commotion. It couldn’t be so quiet.
Then, why was Qingqing moving? Moreover, she wasn’t using his spousal mark protection.
Parker realized that Qingqing could have found another exit. However, he still couldn’t feel at ease and looked for an opportunity to dart into the cave.