Chapter 260: The Tiger King Was Killed
Enveloped in a bloody aura, it was as though even the air in the castle was drenched with the color of blood.
No beastman tried to stop Curtis, for harming females was a major crime that was unforgivable. Even if the tiger king tried his best to save Rosa, no outsider had helped him—only members of his family aided him in this fight.
Dragging his blood-soaked tail, Curtis stuck one hand into the tiger king’s chest and retrieved a scarlet heart—that was still beating—from within.
“Ssss—” Curtis flicked out his tongue and mildly furrowed his brows.
During the time Curtis was dueling with the tiger king, the ape king had sent the wolf king and found Rosa and her mother before the others did. He had them thrown into the stone dungeon in the ape castle.
“Thud… thud… thud…”
A set of rhythmic footsteps resonated throughout the dark corridor. The ape king walked to the entrance of the stone dungeon with a dark face.
At the sight of the ape king, Rosa immediately lunged at the railings and shrieked loudly. “You said you would help me! Those tiger beastmen were merely my admirers. You could simply have pushed the blame to them. Why didn’t you appear when the snake beastman was dueling with my father? If you hadn’t told me you and the wolf king were on my side, I wouldn’t have asked them to kill Bai Qingqing!”
Rosa’s mother was seated in a corner. She looked to be around thirty, and only from the depths of her eyes could one tell the traces of age. She glanced at the ape king, before lowering her head and weeping quietly.
Every time a spousal mark disappeared from her body, her resentment towards this female cub of hers deepened by a notch. And finally, when the last spousal mark on her body vanished, her resentment turned into despair that knew no end.
The ape king jeered at her. “When you manipulated others, you should have been prepared that the same thing would happen to you! I pity your admirers who tried to kill the female just for a chance to become your spouse. Regardless of whether they succeeded or not, death was the only fate that awaited them!”
As though she was struck by lightning, Rosa staggered two steps backward. She shook her head in disbelief. “You have been lying to me all along? So it turns out you’re the one who wants to kill Bai Qingqing! But why?”
Hard as she tried, she couldn’t fathom why the ape king wanted to kill a female, and what was more, using such an intricate method—making use of her—to kill Bai Qingqing. Didn’t the ape king say that Bai Qingqing had very good fertility?
If only Winston was still here. Together with her father, they would certainly be able to defeat the snake beastman.
At the thought of Winston, everything instantly became clear to Rosa. She let out a gasp. “You want to take the City of Beastmen for yourself! Your original aim was to kill my father, wasn’t it? Vincent told us you tried to kill him, but we didn’t believe him.”
The ape king’s sinister smile gave Rosa an affirmative reply.
Rosa regretted what she had done. With her mind in a blurry mess, she started blurting out whatever came to her mind. “Once Bai Qingqing dies, her mates wouldn’t be a threat anymore… but there’s still the leopard king and Winston. How are you planning to deal with them? And also the wolf king? Are you going to kill all of them?”
“This isn’t something you need to worry about.” With a wave of his hand, several ape beastmen walked over to him.
Sensing danger, Rosa snapped out of her trance. She was a female, she couldn’t be killed. She stared at the ape king with great resentment and said, “I will tell Bai Qingqing and get her males to kill you!”
“Too bad you won’t have the chance to anymore.” The ape king retreated several steps and ordered the ape beastmen, “Extract their tongues. But don’t kill them. Just nice, it’s time for exchanging salt in the coastal areas. When the time comes, hand her over to Winston and ask him to sell her away.”
Rosa and her mother froze.
“I didn’t do anything, you can’t do this to me.” Unable to hold herself back anymore, Rosa’s mother pounced to the door and said to the ape king.
Ignoring them, the ape king walked out with a dark expression.
The shrill rants of two females were heard coming from the stone dungeon, which respectively went silent after two blood-curdling screams.