Chapter 12: The Leopard Can Sew Clothes
Parker eventually finished taking her measurements. He then sat on his gra.s.s nest and sewed a top using a needle made of fishbone with a serious and focused look on his face. His round, furry leopard ears on top of his head of brown hair would shake in the wind every now and then.
Bai Qingqing thought Parker was reliable since he seemed like he actually knew how to sew.
The clothes were finished within half an hour. Bai Qingqing was full of antic.i.p.ation as she took them, but her facial expression stiffened when she actually saw them.
Was he embroidering a centipede at the seam? Or was that an irregular-shaped S?
Bai Qingqing instantly felt like she’d been tricked. His workmans.h.i.+p was so bad that she couldn’t help but wonder if Parker had done it on purpose. She couldn’t help but grab Parker’s skirt and look at it. When she moved the fur on his skirt away, she realized that the st.i.tches on Parker’s clothes were even more unsightly. They were several times spa.r.s.er, so much so that she could see the skin underneath.
At least the st.i.tches on hers were very tight.
Parker’s face turned red and s.n.a.t.c.hed away the clothes from Bai Qingqing. “If you think they’re sewn badly, you can sew the clothes yourself.”
He was extremely regretful that he only learned such skills after leaving his original tribe, and even then, he didn’t do a proper job of learning them. Had he known earlier, he would have practiced sewing clothes more.
Knowing that Parker had painstakingly made the clothes for her, Bai Qingqing felt guilty about her reaction. “No, it’s pretty good. The st.i.tches are very tight.”
Parker’s eyes instantly lit up, as if they were lightbulbs with increased voltage. “Really?”
“Yeah.” Bai Qingqing nodded sincerely. “I’ll put it on after taking a shower.”
The sun was setting at this point, and the sky above Camel Hump Valley first turned dark. The temperature dropped rapidly.
The beastmen quickly went down to the river to take a shower while the water in the river was still warm. The males were at the north end of the river, while the females were at the south end of the river. Both groups bathed separately.
Parker didn’t allow Bai Qingqing to bathe at the south end of the river as he didn’t want her appearance to be exposed. He borrowed a large stone basin from the village’s doctor, filled it with water, and got her to bathe in the house. The water was already muddy after Bai Qingqing washed her face, but Parker didn’t mind. He ran to the river and filled it with clean water without a second word.
Bai Qingqing wet the towel and wordlessly looked at Parker again and again. Seeing that he was still in the house, she said, “I’m going to shower. Please step outside for a bit.”
Unsatisfied, Parker immediately protested. “Don’t you have any self-awareness? We’re mates now! Mates! Who kicks out their mate during a shower?”
Bai Qingqing’s face flushed angrily. She didn’t want to marry at such a young age! But… she wasn’t sure if she could defend herself against the group of beastmen outside. Hence, she bottled up her anger and didn’t refute what Parker said about them being mates.
“That won’t do either. Get out, get out!” Bai Qingqing walked over and pushed Parker towards the door.
When Parker reached the door, he reached out and closed it.
It immediately became dark in the house. Bai Qingqing couldn’t see anything as her eyes hadn’t adjusted to the light.
“What are you doing?” Bai Qingqing’s heart was in her mouth as she nervously stepped away from Parker.
Parker replied, “I closed the door so that other males won’t peep at you. Quickly go shower. You’ll catch a cold if you shower when it’s cold outside.”
So that was what Parker was trying to do. She thought he was going to force himself on her.
Bai Qingqing let out a sigh of relief. She didn’t dare to provoke Parker either. It was dark inside the house, and Parker probably wouldn’t be able to see anyway. Hence, she felt her way to the stone basin and faced away from Parker as she took off her clothes and washed up.
Mmm! Taking a shower felt so comfortable after sweating so much.
Parker, on the other hand, was stunned the moment he saw Bai Qingqing’s nude body. His vertical pupils dilated, allowing his eyes to absorb as much light as possible and take in the beautiful scenery in the house.