Chapter 1473: Protective
Bai Qingqing hugged Muir back, rubbed her face against his shoulder, and comforted him. “I’m fine. Sorry for making you worried.”
Muir deeply inhaled air that carried a mixture of sulfur and his mate’s scent, then looked up at Curtis soaking in the hot spring opposite her. He sincerely said, “Thanks.”
Curtis couldn’t be bothered to respond to him. He was sounding as if Snow was his spouse alone.
Exhausted, Bai Qingqing didn’t even have the strength to speak. Hence, Muir didn’t disrupt her rest.
After soaking for about half an hour, Bai Qingqing started to feel groggy and felt even less like moving.
Just then, tiger roars started ringing in the forest, getting increasingly close.
Bai Qingqing smiled, her flushed face exuding a feebleness.
“Winston is here, too.”
After saying that, Bai Qingqing’s body turned limp and she slid into the hot spring.
Curtis and Muir called out her name at the same time, their faces pale from fright.
These two voices were drowned by an earth-shattering tiger roar. It wasn’t easy for Winston to finally see Bai Qingqing, and before he could even heave a sigh of relief, he saw her fainting in the water.
That moment’s panic drowned him like a tsunami, and everything around him felt surreal. It was as if he had returned to that beastmen world where Qingqing didn’t exist.
Winston dashed forward with all his might, but Bai Qingqing had already been hauled up by Curtis.
In his anxiousness, Winston was about to transform into a human and didn’t even detect the murderous air Curtis was exuding. He was instantly sent flying by a snake’s tail.
Curtis nervously patted Bai Qingqing’s face, a rare panic in his voice. “Snow?”
Muir also wanted to go over to take a look, but he was likewise swept away by Curtis’s tail. He enveloped his tail around Bai Qingqing’s body and stayed by her side alone.
Both worried and furious, Muir was worried and had no place to vent it, so he only wanted to unleash his fury.
He turned towards Winston ferociously and suddenly got up and charged at him, pounding a fist heavily on the tiger’s body.
Only having eyes for Bai Qingqing, Winston completely didn’t notice him.
Muir’s arm strength was extraordinarily great, and one punch was enough to send Winston flying out.
With a loud bang, Winston fell to the ground and spat out a mouthful of blood from his tiger’s mouth.
Without waiting for him to get up, Muir dashed to him and started thras.h.i.+ng him maniacally.
Bai Qingqing regained consciousness amid the punching sounds. When she opened her eyes, the first thing she asked was, “What sound is this?”
The punching sounds abruptly came to a halt. Following the flapping of wings, a giant eagle flew to her. Afterward, she heard a series of fl.u.s.tered footsteps and then was greeted with the sight of a b.l.o.o.d.y tiger’s head.
“Winston?” Bai Qingqing asked in astonishment and instantly flared up. She slapped Curtis’s tail and said, “Who hit you?”
Could it be that Brother Leopard’s underlings had tormented him?
Bai Qingqing gritted her teeth angrily and said to Curtis, “Let’s go take revenge for Winston!”
The black eagle squatting by the side froze and imperceptibly s.h.i.+fted backward.
Curtis cast a cold glance at Winston, and said instead, “Well done.”
Bai Qingqing said, “Huh?”
Winston wiped the blood off his face with his paw, edged closer to Bai Qingqing’s face, and gently licked her twice.
Unlike Parker who would cause his mate pain from licking her face, he paid attention to how much force he used at all times. As he gently grazed his clean and th.o.r.n.y tongue against Bai Qingqing’s tender skin, it felt like a gentle exfoliation.
Bai Qingqing felt so comfortable that she narrowed her eyes. Slowly, it occurred to her who it was who had beaten Winston up, and she cast a reprimanding look at Curtis and Muir.
“I’m alright. Those people didn’t hurt me. I got these injuries myself. I only fainted because I’ve soaked for too long and felt groggy.” Bai Qingqing held Winston’s paw and explained, protective of him.