Chapter 1246: Give Winston a Break
Parker was only astonished for a brief moment before his attention s.h.i.+fted back to his mate. He combed his fingers through her hair with a beam. “Happy to see that you like it. We can come up here to sleep whenever you feel like watching the sunrise again.”
Bai Qingqing nodded, thinking that since her little eagles had to live here, it wasn’t a bad idea for her to spend some nights here.
It was just a little inconvenient. Yesterday, seeing Winston climb all the way up here lugging those large and small bags, and also vats, her heart ached for him.
Just as this thought came to her, Winston arrived with heavy luggage again.
“So early?” He was surprised to see her outside.
“Couldn’t sleep after the sun came out.” Bai Qingqing wondered.
The skies haven’t brightened the mountains, just how early did Winston wake up?
“Quick, come here and wash your face. Breakfast’s turning cold,” Winston said as he unloaded the bags. Actually, he had woken up even earlier than Bai Qingqing had imagined, for he wasn’t able to fall asleep last night, being the only one in the bedroom. So, he decided he might as well wake up early to prepare food. And once Curtis returned, he left the house with these things.
Bai Qingqing glanced at the breakfast and saw the time-consuming stewed soup amongst them. She couldn’t help but look at his face.
With beastmen’s strong physiques, it wasn’t a problem for males to forgo sleep for a night or two. Moreover, since Winston was a formidable character even among the beastmen, fatigue wouldn’t show on his face after a mere night without sleep.
Bai Qingqing quickly washed up. While eating breakfast, she asked, “Why don’t you stay here today? Parker, how about you go back and take care of the kids?”
Though reluctant, Parker wasn’t one to take advantage of others. He replied readily, “Sure.”
Winston’s heart warmed. “No need, I have nothing to do here.”
“Can’t you just rest a little?” Bai Qingqing asked as she glared at him with a bowl in her hands. Seeing as Winston was about to say something, she cut him off. “Curtis will come back tomorrow. The three of you will take turns coming here.”
But then, Curtis likely wouldn’t be willing, right? Bai Qingqing thought to herself that she could only plead with him in order to make Winston take a break for the day.
Only then did Winston stop objecting.
After filling her stomach, Bai Qingqing gazed downwards while hugging a tree branch next to the cliff.
It was foggy below the mountains and the depths couldn’t be seen. The cliff had a vertical, even caved-in, rock face.
Bai Qingqing went back with limp legs and only dared to relax when she sat down in a safe spot.
“Parker, can you chop some small saplings when you go down? Winston and I will make rope from tree bark up here and then lower the rope. In the future, you guys can just tie the food to the rope and pull it up to the top,” said Bai Qingqing.
Parker was about to leave when he halted upon hearing this. He said impatiently, “I have an abundance of strength.” With that, he went down the mountain.
It would be good to come up here to see Qingqing. He refused to be lazy.
Seeing him leave, Bai Qingqing got anxious and chased after him. “Eh, there’s the bathing water and males’ food at night. It’d be dangerous to carry such heavy things.”
An amused Winston grabbed her hand. “I’ll go down and chop the tree when he brings lunch later. It’ll take no time.”
That will have to do
, Bai Qingqing helplessly thought.
Parker’s jealousy got triggered upon seeing the heartache on her, and he instantly changed his stance. “Fine. I’ll do it.”
Bai Qingqing smiled at him and then went to rest, feeling at ease.
When Parker brought the tree bark up, Bai Qingqing and Winston started scrubbing it seriously.
“I’d wanted you to take a rest up here today. In the end, you still have to do ch.o.r.es. If I knew this would happen, I’d have come here with you yesterday.” As she spoke, she sighed with emotion. “You’re such a busy bee. Don’t you know how to rest?”