Chapter 18: Females Get Their Periods Once a Year
Bai Qingqing felt everyone’s eyes on her—or more accurately, between her thighs. The next moment, her body rose high into the air. Parker carried Bai Qingqing and quickly ran off, even laughing excitedly while doing so.
“Hahahaha… my female’s in heat! Hahahahaha!”
Eudora, who’d just accused Bai Qingqing of being malnourished and unable to go into heat, felt her face sting as if she’d just been slapped. She was so filled with wrath that her features were twisted.
It was already bad enough that a young beast like Parker was smitten with Bai Qingqing. Now, even the aloof village doctor liked her! Unbelievable!
Eve said with a small smile, “Don’t be upset, Eudora. Bai Qingqing just arrived at our village. We have to be nicer to her.”
She felt that what Bai Qingqing said made sense. Eudora was indeed treating her mates unfairly. Everyone just overlooked it since many females treated their mates the same way and didn’t find Eudora’s actions unusual as a result.
“Hmph!” Eudora gave Eve a pointed look before she turned around and walked away, her mates following behind her. If not for this Eve, she’d be the most beautiful person in the village. How could she like her?
Parker carried Bai Qingqing back to the wooden house and placed her on the gra.s.s nest. Her embarra.s.sment was still apparent on her face, and her mind was filled with the scorching looks from those beastmen.
She’d embarra.s.sed herself in the alternate world. How was she going to face those beasts in the future?
“This is great, Qingqing. When you stop bleeding, we can copulate and have children.” Parker was giddy with delight. His round leopard ears stood at attention, his pupils were dilated, and his long and thick tail was raised up high such that it touched the back of his head.
Bai Qingqing was taken aback. Going into heat? Copulating?
So getting your period was going into heat?
“I can’t have children. I’m underage!” Bai Qingqing tried to reason with him. She added seriously, “Going into labor will be difficult.”
Parker had a look on his face that told her to not lie to him since he was still young. He coldly dismissed Bai Qingqing’s nonsense. “If you go into heat, it means you’re of age.”
“But when I was 13…” Bai Qingqing suddenly stopped mid-sentence. She got her first period when she was 13, and she was still considered a child then. But over here, getting your period meant you were an adult. She didn’t believe the people here were insane enough to let a 13-year-old female give birth to children. The only explanation was that her menstrual cycle was different from that of the females here.
Bai Qingqing averted her eyes before asking tentatively, “At what age… do females here usually go into heat for the first time? How often do they go into heat? How long do they bleed when they’re in heat?”
“They usually go into heat for the first time when they’re about 15 or 16. After that, they go into heat once a year, and they bleed for about five days.” Parker’s face turned red and his tail lay on his shoulder in embarra.s.sment. He then glared at Bai Qingqing and asked in his usual authoritative voice, “You’re already an adult. Why don’t you know all this? Did your people not teach you anything?”
He thought Bai Qingqing looked like she was 15 or 16. He’d just subconsciously a.s.sumed she was younger since she looked so innocent and looked even cuter than female cubs.
Bai Qingqing’s mind was filled with three words.
Once a year… once a year… once a year…
Tears rolled down Bai Qingqing’s cheeks as blood flowed down her thighs.
The smell of blood was so strong that even Bai Qingqing noticed it. Parker’s eyes landed on Bai Qingqing’s thighs.
Bai Qingqing’s thighs clamped together. She looked up at Parker with pitiful, downturned eyes. She looked as naive and innocent as a child. “What do I do now? How do females deal with this? They don’t just let the blood flow like that, right?”
Parker’s heart wavered upon seeing the look on Bai Qingqing’s face. He thought for a moment before replying, “I’ve seen females ask their mates to pick white cotton when they go into heat. It’s very soft and absorbs water. They probably use that to absorb the blood.”
Bai Qingqing instantly thought of cotton flowers and immediately told him, “Then quickly get some for me.”