Chapter 1248: Broke Out of the Sh.e.l.ls (2)
The two eggs were originally separate. Although they were less than half a centimeter apart previously, there was now no s.p.a.ce between them. This was enough to prove that their eyes weren’t playing tricks on them.
Bai Qingqing’s breathing halted and she grabbed Muir’s hand.
Muir tightly gripped her hand back. Perhaps due to the intuition from the blood relations, he was much more nervous this time.
Curtis, too, set aside his prejudice and watched the eggs as he stood behind them.
The sh.e.l.l-breaking process was very slow. That egg that moved earlier didn’t move for a very long time afterward. On the other hand, the other egg shook a little.
Bai Qingqing asked worriedly, “Is it because they’re not done incubating? Will they be cold? Should we warm them up a bit longer?”
Muir also hesitated.
Curtis said, “Since they can move, they should be ready.”
“Makes sense.” Bai Qingqing nodded in agreement.
Hence, Muir didn’t squat over the eggs again. Watching the baby eagles break out of their sh.e.l.ls by Bai Qingqing’s side, a sense of happiness suddenly welled up inside him.
Muir thought, though he couldn’t possibly be Qingqing’s favorite male, he must be the most blissful eagle beastman. He was the only eagle beastman who got to wait in antic.i.p.ation and witness the arrival of their baby eagles together with his spouse.
The pink bubbles’ aura around him was way too obvious. Curtis, who would rather not look at that, walked into the nest to rest. Because, you know, what you don’t see can’t hurt you.
“Which one do you say is the older one? Speaking of which, do you still remember which egg came out first?” Bai Qingqing tried to find something to talk about.
“This one.” Muir pointed at the egg on the left with certainty.
Bai Qingqing fell into a dilemma again. “Then, what happens if the one on the right breaks out of the sh.e.l.l first?”
They anxiously waited. Half an hour later, a crack finally sounded, and the top of one of the eggs showed a slight crack.
It was the one on the left.
“Ah!” Bai Qingqing let out a murky breath. “It’s coming out at long last.” Moreover, it was the one that was born first. No need to feel conflicted anymore.
Muir gripped her hand tightly, and even Curtis raised his head to look over.
However, this seemed to take a lot of strength for the baby eagle, for after pecking two or three times, he stopped moving. Hands itching, Bai Qingqing had an urge to rap open the sh.e.l.l.
But she knew that this could kill the baby eagle, so she could only resist the temptation.
Another half-hour pa.s.sed before the one on the left pecked a few times again, finally lifting a tiny piece of the eggsh.e.l.l and revealing the brown matter inside.
“Ah, the baby eagle!” Bai Qingqing shouted excitedly.
Muir nodded vigorously. Curtis glanced over again. But because too much of his patience was depleted previously, this time he merely waited for a while. Seeing that there wasn’t any movement, he didn’t bother to look over anymore.
Bai Qingqing asked with a frown, “Why did he stop? When will the baby break out of the sh.e.l.l?”
“Let’s wait slowly. If you’re tired you can go over there to rest for a while. I’ll keep watch here,” said Muir.
Bai Qingqing shook her head and declared resolutely: “I want to see the baby eagles come out. This is a very meaningful moment.”
Muir pulled her into his arms, the fondness in his heart making him yearn to hold her tightly. He sat on the ground and let Bai Qingqing sit on his lap. This way, she would be much more comfortable.
The two of them waited from dawn to noon. By then, a beer bottle cap-sized crack had formed in the egg on the left. The baby eagle could already stick half of his head out.
His beak was pink and tender, looking fragile as though it would turn flat if someone were to pinch it.
Bai Qingqing lightened her breathing, afraid her baby eagle would catch a cold from the wind from her breath, treating with extreme care.
All of a sudden, a crisp crack sounded.
The egg on the right cracked too.