Chapter 252: Female Baby
The ape king’s castle was bustling with people. This time, all the females who could make it made it. There were females of all ages—even female babies who were still sucking their thumbs and hadn’t been weaned off of milk. Since they each had a male mate beside them, it looked like a monogamous world.
A male puffed out his chest while carrying a baby and acted high and mighty as he walked about. The female beside him had pride written all over her face. The surrounding beastmen, including Bai Qingqing and Parker, treated them with respect.
Bai Qingqing hadn’t seen a human baby in so long. They were so rare to come by. She stared at the baby and grabbed onto Parker so that they could follow behind the couple.
“Is that a female baby?” Bai Qingqing lowered her voice and asked.
Parker tightened his grip on Bai Qingqing’s hand as he looked at the chubby baby. “Yeah. If only we could have a female child of our own.”
Bai Qingqing covered her mouth and pretended to cough, not saying a word. She then continued to stare at the baby.
“I ya ya~” The female baby babbled.
Bai Qingqing was the only person in the noisy crowd that the female baby stared at with her crystal clear eyes and even reached out to grab at with a grin on her face; possibly because Bai Qingqing was the fairest and most beautiful.
Bai Qingqing said excitedly, “She likes me a lot.”
The baby’s actions attracted the attention of her mother. She looked at Bai Qingqing and was stunned by her fair skin. She immediately recognized Bai Qingqing.
She heard that the female who joined the City of Beastmen had skin as white as snow. She previously thought nothing of it, but now that she had seen it for herself, she completely believed it.
It would be hard for any female to not be jealous of such perfect skin. However, she felt more balanced and even glanced at Bai Qingqing haughtily.
Bai Qingqing bit her lip wordlessly. Females were too rare in this world. Anyone who gave birth to a female baby would be proud.
It seemed that one could only give birth to one female baby at one time, whereas one could give birth to three or four male babies at one time—or even up to ten or twenty male babies for the snake tribe. No wonder the ratio of females to males in this world was so disproportionate. She even recalled Parker saying that if a female could give birth to a female baby, she’d be able to restore the balance. Females were the foundation of the tribe.
Bai Qingqing vaguely sensed that in this world, whether or not a female was good depended on whether she’d given birth to a female child.
The ape king finally appeared when everyone was in the main hall.
“Is everyone here?” The ape king’s eyes scanned the room and smiled. “Very good. We’ll now give out the seeds.”
The ape king raised his hand and gestured. More than ten ape beastmen then walked out carrying bulging bags. The crowd became excited.
Bai Qingqing was shocked, but not at the seeds. She was shocked at the ape king’s calculations.
He managed to count everyone in just a couple of seconds? Or had someone been counting this whole time?
Bai Qingqing looked around. She didn’t notice any ape beastman standing idle.
“What are you looking at? Let’s go queue up.” Parker tugged on Bai Qingqing’s hand. Seeing that she was dragging her feet, he reached out and picked her up.
Bai Qingqing’s face flushed. The way he carried her reminded her of how her parents used to carry her when she was young. Feeling embarrassed, she nudged Parker and said, “Put me down. There are so many people here.”
Parker didn’t follow Bai Qingqing’s wishes. He continued to carry her with one hand and blocked their surroundings with the other hand. “It’s too squeezy here. You won’t get squeezed if I carry you like this.”
Since Bai Qingqing couldn’t get down on her own, she could only reply, “Okay. Whatever you say.”
Parker’s caring gesture made many females envious and they began to lose their temper with their mates. Before long, almost all the females were carried in that way.
Bai Qingqing was speechless and embarrassed.