Chapter 1509: Broke Out of the Sh.e.l.ls (2)
Bai Qingqing leaned against Curtis’s chest like a little bird resting upon a man’s shoulder and gently doodled a few circles on his chest with her fair and slender finger, saying, “It really wasn’t intentional. I accidentally fell down the slope, that’s all.”
Curtis furrowed his brows and reversed the car, driving in the opposite direction of their home.
Anxious, Bai Qingqing hurriedly asked, “Where are you going?”
“To the hospital,” Curtis replied vexedly. As he spoke, he swept a glance over her injury and heartache immediately clouded his face. He reached out a hand to touch her wound.
Bai Qingqing dodged in pain.
Curtis quickly withdrew his hand and grabbed her hand instead. “School is so troublesome!”
Bai Qingqing smiled and said, “This is necessary knowledge that human beings must learn. We’re not like you who can master everything after looking at it once.”
This subtle flattery satisfied Curtis’s pride, and he didn’t say anything else.
When they arrived at the hospital, the doctor cleansed Bai Qingqing’s wound, and under Curtis’s request, bandaged her thigh into a mummified state.
Before leaving, Bai Qingqing even bought a first aid box for Winston in case he got injured. If she didn’t buy it, Winston definitely wouldn’t attend to his wounds.
By the time they got home, the little eagles had yet to break out of their sh.e.l.ls. The top of the three eggs was covered with cracks, and Muir was patiently squatting beside and waiting.
When he heard his mate’s footsteps, Muir turned his head in delight. “Qingqing, you’re back?”
“Mm.” Bai Qingqing let go of Curtis’s hand and hopped over to him on one leg.
Muir briskly walked over and, seeing that Bai Qingqing’s left leg appeared thicker, asked concernedly, “What happened? Are you feeling unwell?”
“I fell. Where are the eggs? Let’s quickly go over to take a look.” Bai Qingqing instantly changed the topic and looked towards the bird’s nest on the tree fork.
Muir cast a worried glance at her leg before supporting her to the nest. While Bai Qingqing was gazing at the cracks on the eggs seriously, Muir turned his head and looked towards Curtis, who was standing at the door.
“Aren’t you leaving yet?” Muir’s tone was wary yet filled with enmity. He didn’t wish for his offspring to develop a sense of intimacy towards the snake beastman again.
Curtis snorted disdainfully and exited the attic door. “Take good care of Snow. If I find out that her wound has deteriorated, I’ll kill them.”
Muir clenched his fists. Though his face had grown pale and thinner, his gaze was as sharp as before. His breathing was heavy, looking like he was prepared to fight Curtis any moment.
Bai Qingqing quickly pulled him away. “Just ignore him. Let’s watch the baby eagles break out of their sh.e.l.ls.”
Muir suppressed his rage and carried her into the nest, while he stood beside the nest.
“You came back at just the right timing. They should be coming out any time now,” said Muir.
Bai Qingqing asked in delight, “Really?”
As they spoke, a soft ‘crack’ could be heard, following which the top of one of the eggs was pushed open. A flesh-colored baby eagle squeezed within the s.p.a.ce inside, looking like a steamed chick.
The baby eagle widened his black and bright eyes as he gazed up at his parents and let out screech after screech.
The baby eagle that had just broken out of the sh.e.l.l had a mouth that was as wide as his head. One couldn’t at all see that he was an eagle. Instead, he resembled an animal with a beak. When he screeched, it was as though he could swallow his own head.
Bai Qingqing’s heart instantly softened. She couldn’t help but hold Muir’s hand. “The baby eagle is still so small…”
Muir laughed. “Of course. How big can they get when the egg is only so big?”
Bai Qingqing giggled as she gently shook the baby eagle’s pink beak with a finger.