Chapter 508: The Human-Rabbit Hybrid Clan’s Secret (2)
“Guo’er, rest assured that I’ll definitely save your clan and people. You can go back to your original shape,” said Yun Jiuge as she touched Guo’er’s soft white fur and pinched her long ears, finally satisfied.
“No, I want to go through the tunnels with that big scorpion in search of my clan members,” Guo’er said, shaking her head. She had a firm attitude.
“But you’re pregnant with a baby!” It was too dangerous.
“Miss Yun, if I’m still in the human-rabbit hybrid form, it’s really not easy to move around with a baby. But once I transform into the rabbit shape, I feel that there’s an infinite power. Watch this,” spoke Guo’er as she gave a sharp jump and then landed on the ground. Next, she became a white colored shadow and traveled back and forth within the tunnels in the human-rabbit hybrid clan’s cave.
After several seconds, various bits and bobs appeared in front of Yun Jiuge.
There were wood chips, stones, arrowheads, and even a small blood-stained animal skin skirt, all of which were picked out by Guo’er from the cave’s most hidden places.
“This is Xiao Xia’s favorite animal skin skirt,” said Guo’er as she pressed the animal skin with her palm. Her red eyes glistened with tears as she continued, “If they had really planned to migrate, it would be impossible not to take these.”
“It’s alright. We’re going to save your clan now. Advisor Jun, we’re now in a state of alert. If you find any suspicious human-beast hybrid in the vicinity, capture him for me right away,” Yun Jiuge ordered, looking completely serious.
The golden light on Guo’er’s body was as rare as A’dai’s. The people who did this to them must have done it for the sake of this mysterious force.
“Yes,” Advisor Jun agreed directly. The other Eagle Clan members had no objection at all.
“Treasure-hunting Scorpion, take this rabbit into the tunnels to search for the direction which the human-rabbit clan has gone towards. Pay attention to safety and emerge once every mile. Can you do it?” Yun Jiuge asked seriously.
“Of course! My pair of pincers is not just for show.” The Treasure-hunting Scorpion brandished its strong and powerful big pincers.
Thinking back to those days when it was just a small scorpion and had no Earth Spiritual Power, it relied on a pair of big pincers to make holes. It was by no means slower than those groundhogs.
“Guo’er, you have to be more careful. If you discover anything wrong, you must immediately let the Treasure-hunting Scorpion bring you out. Safety comes first. Got it?” Yun Jiuge exhorted Guo’er again.
Although Guo’er was stronger than usual in her human-rabbit hybrid form, she was pregnant after all. If she really met with a problem, then there would be trouble.
“Miss Yun, don’t worry. I’ll be careful,” Guo’er said with a nod. In fact, there was still one thing she did not tell Yun Jiuge yet.
After she became pregnant, she discovered that her human-rabbit hybrid form was stronger than ever. It was as if she were carrying a source of strength in her stomach.
Although Yun Jiuge was a good person, she dared not speak of this matter, for fear that her own child would be injured.
“Advisor Jun, find the most sharp-eyed Eagle Clan member to pay close attention to the ground and monitor the movement of the Treasure-hunting Scorpion at all times,” Yun Jiuge said to Advisor Jun.
“A’hui’ eyes are the sharpest. Let him watch over it!” Advisor Jun recommended A’shui’s father named A’hui, who was the stern Eagle Clan member with a scar on his face.
A’hui did not speak. He still had his usual cool manner but was extremely glad in his heart that this scorpion was big and fat enough. It was also very dazzling. Otherwise it would be useless no matter how sharp his eyes were.
Yun Jiuge finished all that she needed to say. She then ordered, “Okay, let’s set off now.”
The Treasure-hunting Scorpion gave a twist of its stout spike on its tail and bore into the hole below ground. Guo’er followed closely behind and they disappeared in the blink of an eye.
A’ze and A’ping hoisted Yun Jiuge up.
A’hui flew high in the sky. His sharp eyes constantly surveilled the mottled land.
Soon after, he saw a purple scorpion’s head pop up from the ground toward the east. He instinctively wanted to pounce over to seize and eat it.
Fortunately, the scorpion’s head soon drew back, and he came to his senses. That was not food but his comrade.
He shook his head in a hurry and shouted in a calm tone, “They’re over there.” Then he led Yun Jiuge, Advisor Jun, and the others to chase up.
In this way, Yun Jiuge and the others followed the Treasure-hunting Scorpion and came to an overhanging cliff.
The Treasure-hunting Scorpion finally popped its head out completely and Guo’er also followed suit to burrow out.
Yun Jiuge and the others hurriedly landed next to them and asked, “What’s the matter?”
“The scent ends here,” the Treasure-hunting Scorpion pointed to a round hole behind it and said, “It’s highly likely that they left after climbing out of here.”
Yun Jiuge looked around and only saw a large black colored land in the west side. There was barely any grass and Death Swamp was not far away.
Even the Eagle Clan was afraid to fly over the Death Swamp, let alone the human-rabbit hybrid clan.
She turned her head to look toward the east side, where there was a high steep cliff, more precipitous than Eagle Cliff. There were very few raised stones.
The human-rabbit hybrids had no wings. They would fall to their death if they were to drop down.
“Miss Yun, there is no trace of the human-rabbit hybrid clan nearby,” A’hui said as he flapped his wings to land beside Yun Jiuge.
Advisor Jun very much wanted to ask whether the big fat scorpion had led them down the wrong way, but he did not dare to.
Yun Jiuge did not doubt the Treasure-hunting Scorpion. Although it could not use its Spiritual Power, it had no problem tracking down scents.
She was about to ask Guo’er what she thought when Guo’er suddenly accelerated into a white shadow and rushed towards the steep cliff.
“Guo’er!” A’gu was so frightened that he hurriedly flapped his wings to give chase.
But he saw Guo’er throw herself and leap toward the cliff. Her four limbs immediately spread out and flattened. Her underarm fur was raised up by the wind. She actually somersaulted onto the cliff and landed on top of it.
Next, she stepped on her hind legs and with a roll of her body, she bounced into an inconspicuous cave on the cliff.
“Guo’er.” A’gu beat his wings and hovered at the cave mouth. But the cave mouth was so small that he could not even reach his head in.
“Let A’gu come back. There’s no need to worry.” Yun Jiuge could already tell that the cave was likely a place left behind by the human-rabbit clan for their clan members to settle down.
Rabbits were very timid. Although Guo’er was here, it would require a long time to convince them. With A’gu there, it would only scare them.
Advisor Jun himself flew over and dragged back A’gu, who did not want to leave.
Yun Jiuge found it amusing when she looked at the crestfallen A’gu. Guo’er had only gone in to persuade her clan members, but he appeared as if he had been abandoned. One could see that the two of them had an exceptionally good relationship.
“Miss Yun, it’s getting dark now. We have to find a safe place to stay,” Advisor Jun said. He realized that it was going to be a prolonged struggle with the human-rabbit hybrid clan.
“In that case, you can look for a suitable cave on the cliff!” The nights here are particularly dark, and it is too dangerous to spend the night in the open and wide meadow.
“Miss Yun, I saw a very nice cave earlier, right next to Guo’er’s and their cave,” A’gu said immediately.
“Okay, Advisor Jun, you go take a look. If it’s suitable, we’ll stay there,” Yun Jiuge instructed. It was good to be closer to the human-rabbit hybrid clan’s cave.