Beauty and the Beasts - Chapter 972 - 2: Tribal Head’s Attitude (1)[Updated at: 2021-03-22 07:31:26]
Chapter 972: Tribal Head’s Attitude (1)
The tribal head had the feeling that things were amiss when he saw Bai Qingqing’s expression. He asked with a solemn expression, “Did something happen?”
Bai Qingqing’s expression was guilty. The leopard cubs around her sensed their mommy’s emotions and nudged at her legs.
Bai Qingqing felt consoled. She looked around and then said warily, “Can we go in and talk?”
The tribal head’s expression became even more serious. He put his hands around Bai Qingqing’s waist to bring her up to the tree hole and then climbed in as well.
The leopard cubs often came to the tribal head’s place for food and entered with great familiarity as well.
The tribal head’s mate wasn’t at home. This made Bai Qingqing heave a sigh of relief.
“What on earth happened? Tell me quickly? His Majesty isn’t back yet?” The tribal head asked anxiously.
Bai Qingqing nodded and then said, “Winston is still on the way back. He should be arriving in about three days.”
Under the tribal head’s waiting gaze, Bai Qingqing slowly said, “It’s like this. We found the scorpion king to ask for the antidote. Things went on very smoothly, but later on, the leader of the scorpion tribe…”
“The scorpion tribe’s leader took a liking to you?” The tribal head finished Bai Qingqing’s sentence since she couldn’t get herself to say it.
Bai Qingqing nodded helplessly. “The scorpion tribe’s leader is very strong. We managed to escape, but they might give chase here.”
The tribal head immediately asked, “How strong is he? His Majesty isn’t a match for him?”
Bai Qingqing shook her head.
The tribal head fell silent, his expression unfathomable.
Bai Qingqing’s heart skipped a beat. She was the one who had attracted this disaster. The village didn’t need to take on the burden.
As long as they left the village, it would be safe.
But if they did, where would they be able to find such a safe residence? That city wall would be able to stop ordinary scorpion beastmen and wild scorpions in their tracks. They only needed to hold Saint Zachary back.
Bai Qingqing quickly increased her bargaining chips and said, “Curtis can fight against the scorpion tribe’s leader. We won’t just be on the passive, A beastman on the same level as Curtis has also come back with us. As long as everyone puts on armor, there won’t be a need to fear the scorpion tails’ poison needle, either.”
After saying everything in one breath, Bai Qingqing took in a breath and then continued, “If you’re still unwilling, then we’ll move away after Winston and Parker come back. We definitely won’t hang onto you guys shamelessly.”
The tribal head was surprised after hearing Bai Qingqing’s words that were spoken with great clarity. When he heard her last sentence, he was further astonished by her character.
Wouldn’t a female, a beautiful one at that, ask for the village’s protection when she encountered danger?
The tribal head was contemplating a countermeasure and thus hadn’t replied immediately. When he saw that Bai Qingqing had even brought up the idea of leaving the village, he immediately expressed his stand.
“The scorpion tribe has always been invading us, and we’ve long found them unbearable. Since there’s no avoiding war, then how could we back off weakly? It’s the survival of the fittest. If we avoid them this time around, we’ll still be wiped out the next time. Be assured and continue to stay here. I’ll instruct all the males in the village to raise the security and, at the same time, increase the rate at which the armors are forged.”
Bai Qingqing’s heart settled back, and she felt embarrassed for having measured the stature of a great man by the yardstick on one’s own mean measure.
Beastmen were all hot-blooded warriors who were brave and apt in battles. She was now a part of them, so how could she be abandoned? The reason she had been abandoned in the City of Beastmen was that she had been pinned with the label of an unavoidable disaster. Things were different this time around.
She was the one who had pinned the logic of humans onto the beastmen. She shouldn’t have done that.
“Thank you.” Other than this, Bai Qingqing had no idea what else she should say.
The tribal head said affectionately, “Look at how thin you’ve become. You’ve been through a lot of hardship in the desert. Quickly go back and get some rest. I’ll take care of the village.