Chapter 1223: Parker The Smuggler
After casting a glance at the bright skies outside the window, Curtis asked, feeling strange, “Sleeping so early today?”
“Mm.” Bai Qingqing had wrapped herself firmly, lest Curtis saw the traces on her body.
Due to her fondness for sleeping, Curtis didn’t read too much into it. He shook his snake’s tail and perched it upright. “I’m going off to hunt. Have a good sleep, see you tomorrow.”
“See you tomorrow,” Bai Qingqing said with a smile.
After watching him leave, she hurriedly rolled up her blanket and ran to Muir’s nest.
Muir had just finished cleaning up the kitchen and was walking into the bedroom. Bai Qingqing hurriedly said, “Quick, help me move the animal skin blanket over. I’ll sleep with you tonight.”
Muir was ecstatic to hear that. Though he knew that Qingqing merely didn’t wish for Parker and Winston to be upset, this knowledge didn’t dissipate any bit of his happiness.
Just as they finished preparing, Parker returned with today’s food for the entire family.
He first let out a roar, before entering the kitchen with his prey.
Muir covered Bai Qingqing with the blanket properly, then, suppressing the reluctance in his heart, caressed her head and said, “I’ll go help him out.”
“Mm, go ahead.” Bai Qingqing started feeling drowsy the moment she laid down. Right now, she was having difficulty keeping her eyes open.
Muir pecked on his mate’s forehead before getting up.
In the kitchen, Parker was selecting the most tender part of the prey to prepare for Qingqing separately, when he unexpectedly heard Muir say, “No need to cook for Qingqing. She’s already eaten.”
Parker halted in his actions, following which he resumed handling the prey, this time in a casual manner.
“You guys are getting chummier by the day, huh.” Parker’s words reeked of jealousy. And this was him trying to play it cool. There was a choked feeling in his heart.
To think that Qingqing went out with Muir to play for an entire day and didn’t even come back for lunch and dinner. Back then it was very rare for him to be so close with her.
Was Muir Qingqing’s favorite mate now?
The more Parker thought about it, the more he panicked. He sized up Muir from his peripheral vision.
Hmph, he’s not all that. He’s not as good-looking as me
(even though Parker couldn’t see his own face)
. Moreover, he has a dull personality. The bubbly Qingqing wouldn’t enjoy playing with someone like that. Even if… even if she likes him a little bit, her fondness for him surely wouldn’t exceed her fondness for me.
As though he was trying to convince himself, Parker declared in an affirmative tone inwardly. With this thought, he indeed didn’t feel as worried anymore.
After he casually roasted the food and finished preparing dinner, Winston returned with An’an in his arms.
The three males shared the roasted animal, before going into the bedroom one after the other.
Only then did the skies start darkening. Bai Qingqing was feeling sleepy originally, but because she had moved to Muir’s side from Parker and Winston’s nest, she didn’t want to face them, so she desperately tried to fall asleep.
In the end… she was all the more unable to fall asleep.
Hearing the footsteps approaching, Bai Qingqing hurriedly steadied her breathing and pretended to be sleeping.
Parker’s astonished voice rang in the bedroom. As he had felt panic earlier on, right now, seeing that Bai Qingqing had already s.h.i.+fted to Muir’s nest, Parker’s heart started to bleed.
Bai Qingqing felt that even if she had truly fallen asleep, she would have been woken by his voice.
She was merely switching to a different spot to sleep. Back then she had frequently moved to Curtis’s side to sleep too. Did Parker need to react so strongly?
Bai Qingqing decided to follow through on her sleeping act.
However, Parker’s footsteps grew increasingly near, until they finally stopped beside her.
Bai Qingqing’s eyelids started trembling against her will. What was this fellow trying to do? Had he seen through her pretense? That would be awkward.
The very next moment, Bai Qingqing could feel her body being lifted.
Parker gently lifted her together with her blanket and carried her back to his nest.