Chapter 186: Is He Only Asleep?
In an empty corner, Bai Qingqing took off her disguise, and the tears that she had been holding back finally moistened her eyes.
Curtis stood at the door and said, “The meat is cooked. Come and eat.”
Bai Qingqing immediately wiped off the tears from the corners of her eyes, looked up from Parker’s body, and pretended to speak in a relaxed manner, “Oh, that’s fast.”
The meat that Curtis roasted wasn’t comparable to Parker’s. It was just a squirrel that was the size of a basketball. Its skin was a little charred, and when the meat was teared up, the flesh still had hints of blood.
Bai Qingqing didn’t mind. It was already quite good that a snake that was afraid of fire was able to roast it to this level. When she saw meat that still had traces of blood, she would roast it for a little bit more in the fire—it tasted quite good.
It was already the afternoon, the time for beastmen to eat. Curtis naturally hadn’t prepared Winston’s food. After Bai Qingqing ate by herself for a while, she felt that this wasn’t polite.
Swallowing the meat in her mouth, Bai Qingqing called out softly, “Winston.”
The white-haired guy, seating in a corner, looked up.
“You haven’t eaten yet, right? Go and hunt some food to eat. There’s no need to guard me. I have Curtis here,” Bai Qingqing said.
Winston smelled the scent in the air and secretly gulped, then said in a deep voice, “I’ve eaten. I don’t have anywhere else to go.”
“How can that be?” Bai Qingqing asked, feeling perplexed. “Where have you been staying during this time?”
“Going around randomly. Rosa forbids me from living in the tiger tribe’s houses, and I currently don’t have transparent crystals to buy a house.” Winston’s tone was very calm. After saying that, he closed his eyes and pretended to rest.
Bai Qingqing hadn’t expected that Rosa would be so ruthless toward Winston. At the thought of how Winston had only offended Rosa in a bid to help her, she couldn’t possibly say anything to chase him away. However, this time around, she still had to be thankful that Winston had been roaming around outside. Otherwise, Parker might really be a goner.
“Alright, then.” Bai Qingqing said, “I’ll go get you a beast hide.”
Winston wore a smile, but the scar that covered half of his face made it look even more savage. “I’m not a female.”
Bai Qingqing had wanted to say more, but when Curtis glared at her, she immediately shut up.
After eating the meat, the water in the stone basin that was placed above the fire had been heated up. Bai Qingqing got Curtis to bring the water into the bedroom, then cleaned up her body briefly. Curtis took on his beast form and slept by the fire.
The next day.
Bai Qingqing’s appet.i.te had been affected because of the matter with Parker. A few days back, she would say that she was hungry early in the morning. However, it was only after Curtis had prepared breakfast today that she forced herself to eat a little.
Curtis had felt nothing about Parker being bullied in the beginning, but now he felt a little enraged.
“Why is Parker still not waking up?” Bai Qingqing seemed even more worried than yesterday. Parker’s wounds had formed scabs, but it was as if he had died in his sleep, not even snoring.
Curtis looked coldly at the leopard on the gra.s.s pile and then felt annoyed, suddenly sending him flying with a lash of his tail.
“Parker!” Bai Qingqing cried out in shock. At the same time, an agonizing cry that would only ring out when a leopard was getting beaten up rang out in the room.
Bai Qingqing was speechless.
Curtis was speechless.
The white tiger in the main room also walked to the door and looked at the leopard.
Bai Qingqing was speechless for an instant. To think that he had woken up from the strike. This leopard must have just fallen asleep because he was too tired!
No matter what, it was worth celebrating to know that Parker was alright. Bai Qingqing quickly ran up to him. “You woke up? Are you alright?”
Parker raised one of his front paws and scratched his face, concurrently licking the bottom of his paw. He opened his eyes and a pair of beautiful golden eyes appeared. “Roar—”
Bai Qingqing’s heart immediately became at ease. Parker was in a daze for a short moment, then his gaze turned into that of elation. He laid on the ground and took on his human form.
“Qingqing, I almost wasn’t able to see you again.” Parker wore a smile that was as brilliant as the scorching afternoon sun, his golden eyes becoming increasingly bright.
Bai Qingqing opened her eyes wide. “Your face…”