Chapter 1227: The Sorrowful Leopard Cubs
His transformation piqued the other two cubs’ curiosity. Knowing that Third had scooted off to lick the “roast bird” earlier, they subconsciously looked towards the back door.
While their mommy wasn’t paying attention to them, the two leopard cubs broke free and sprinted straight for Muir.
“Eh!” Bai Qingqing furiously shouted as she stared after the two cubs speedily jumping out of her sight, “These darned leopards!”
Dong dong dong—
Parker’s knife pounded rhythmically as he cut the ingredients. Transferring her anger to him, Bai Qingqing glared at him. He only had himself to blame for being a leopard.
“This is all your fault!”
Parker: “…” Innocent him had done nothing to incur her wrath.
But even if he said that no one in the family would be on his side, because the leopard cubs were way too similar to him. It was easy to see how mischievous Parker must have been as a kid.
Shortly after, Second and Eldest returned with drooped heads, rendering Bai Qingqing helpless.
“What’s the matter?” Bai Qingqing asked gently.
The three leopard cubs exchanged a gaze of unspoken mutual understanding. Sorrows added together, they got even more dejected now. They rubbed against their mommy seeking comfort.
Bai Qingqing cast a perplexed look backward and murmured to herself, “What exactly is going on?”
In the end, Parker couldn’t stand it anymore and sent the cubs flying out with a few kicks, roaring at them, “Scram to one side!”
Having just lost their beloved and now getting disdained by their daddy, the three pitiful leopard cubs despondently fled with their tails between their legs. It was truly a heartbreaking scene.
Never mind the fact that this matter became a permanent scar in the cubs’ lives, they were upset over this for a good few days. Their gazes towards Muir were ridiculously aggrieved.
The incubating eggs incident more or less resulted in some estrangement between Muir and the leopard cubs, but later when it was revealed that those eggs turned out to be snake eggs, that estrangement dissipated entirely.
In order to coax them, when he brought An’an and Bai Qingqing out to play next time, Muir suggested bringing along the cubs.
Bai Qingqing agreed after giving it some thought. Now that they were bringing along more children, for safety’s sake, they naturally had to bring along more adults. Hence, it became a family outing.
Over at Molly’s side, it was always Alva bringing Molly out to play. Over time, Edgar started feeling resentful about it. Because of the incident at Bai Qingqing’s, it became a joint outing between the two families. A family dispute was inadvertently averted.
As they were going somewhere farther away today, they brought along kitchen tools and condiments, preparing to have a barbecue in the wilderness.
The males were in charge of seeking the ingredients. Bai Qingqing and Molly, the two females who weren’t expected to do any ch.o.r.es, squatted by the river picking wild vegetables in order to pa.s.s time. The children were frolicking on the vast gra.s.sland.
In the demeanor of an older brother and male, the leopard cubs surrounded An’an and Anna, warily surveying their surroundings.
The adults had already made markings in this area, so ordinary wild animals wouldn’t dare to get near. Moreover, the adults didn’t let down their guards, either.
Yet, the leopard cubs were unaware of the adverse effects their actions had on An’an. She was pinned under Anna’s body, and every time she managed to get away after much difficulty and attempted to crawl out, her well-intentioned brothers would pick her up with their mouths and transfer her back to the small encircled area.
“Wah, look at how much fun they’re having,” Molly said in surprise. She then stroked her tummy, clearly wis.h.i.+ng to give birth to a nest of cubs like that.
Seeing this, Alva’s fur instantly exploded.
No way, he had to take more initiative.
“Hmph! This is nothing. Peac.o.c.k tribe younglings are superb at protecting female babies. We only have to spread open our wings and the female babies would be well-enveloped,” Alva said with strong disdain.
Molly’s interest was instantly aroused. Looking at Alva’s gorgeous face and thinking of his glamorous beast form, it seemed like giving birth to a little peac.o.c.k wasn’t such a bad idea.