Beauty and the Beasts - Chapter 897 - Turning the Battle’s Tide[Updated at: 2021-02-25 07:02:20]
Chapter 897: Turning the Battle’s Tide
Even as the target of that pounce, Lion Head couldn’t help marveling in his heart: What a perfect pounce!
The leopard sent the burly lion flying into the air from the impact of his pounce. And the latter collapsed onto the floor as if a giant rock had crashed into the ground.
At that instant where he pounced on Lion Head, Parker had sunk his teeth into his foe’s throat and ripped an opening. Right now, blood was spewing out from that gash like a fountain.
Failing in his counter-attack, Lion Head exposed his vulnerability and had his life claimed by that one bite.
Astounded, everything happened in a blur—Parker biting the lion, blood spewing out like a fountain, and loudly splattering onto the floor.
If she hadn’t seen it with her own eyes, Bai Qingqing wouldn’t have believed that blood could spew out like that.
Too shocked, Bai Qingqing didn’t realize that a few steps away from her, there stood a tall and well-built figure.
Muir halted for a moment, then retreated into the darkness before anyone discovered him.
The blood gushed out for a full minute before stopping, and the black figure now ceased all movements.
“Parker…” Bai Qingqing called out softly.
The female’s gentle voice reverberated throughout the vast and empty mine shaft and was met with no response.
Bai Qingqing gulped down her saliva and gingerly walked towards the black figure.
She could feel the sticky blood that had turned cold under her soles, making squishy sounds as she moved. A terrifying sensation seeped up from that point of contact, turning Bai Qingqing’s legs numb.
She stopped beside the black figure and poked at the leopard’s body.
“Parker?” Bai Qingqing’s voice trembled a little.
The fur her finger came in contact with was extraordinarily hot like it had been exposed to the scorching sun for half a day. An even more scalding temperature slowly seeped towards her skin.
Bai Qingqing felt her heart skip a beat.
As was known to all, after long-distance running one shouldn’t lie down immediately. Instead, one should walk slowly for a short while.
But Parker wasn’t showing any response at all. Bai Qingqing hurriedly went to hug him.
The leopard, which had seemed pitifully slim earlier on, felt laden with lead in Bai Qingqing’s arms. With her butt stuck up, Bai Qingqing wasn’t able to lift the leopard despite her best efforts.
Taking in a deep breath, Bai Qingqing tried summoning all her strength once more.
Suddenly, she felt a surge of power in her body, allowing her to lift Parker easily. Turned out she had accidentally utilized Winston’s spousal mark protection.
Thinking to herself “Oh no”, Bai Qingqing didn’t stop in her movements, however, and instead walked two steps with Parker’s arms around her.
And then, she collapsed in the pool of blood with him.
Muir instantly appeared and helped Bai Qingqing to her feet.
“What’s the matter with you?” Muir asked anxiously, totally oblivious to the changes in his own voice.
As Muir had been speaking quite a lot over these two days, his throat wasn’t as dry and raspy, and instead was steady, deep, and full of masculine charm.
Bai Qingqing felt that this voice sounded familiar. The scenes of Muir showering attentive care upon her in the peacock village flashed in her mind.
But she also immediately recognized this to be the “scorpion beastman” who rescued her a few days ago. And she dismissed that familiarity from her mind.
Their voices bore a slight resemblance, that’s all.
Muir repeatedly wiped Bai Qingqing’s blood-stained face with his coarse and large palm. Due to his urgency, he exerted quite a great strength. Add to the fact that his hands were covered with callouses, Bai Qingqing felt a sharp pain from all that rubbing.
When Bai Qingqing gained consciousness, she instantly shook her head and tried to remove Muir’s wiping hand.
“I’m okay. Parker…”
Bai Qingqing looked towards the leopard lying on her side and broke free from the man’s arms. She said anxiously, “Quick, help him up.”
Muir froze momentarily, then quietly walked to Parker’s side. He held up the leopard’s abdomen with one arm and helped him stand upright.
Delighted, Bai Qingqing crouched down by Parker’s side and helped him move his limbs.