Chapter 212: City of Sins
“I…” Bai Qingqing suddenly wanted to tell Parker about where she came from. She was already certain about the loyalty males had toward their mates, and Parker would definitely not do anything that could harm her.
But when the words reached her throat, Bai Qingqing swallowed her voice back in when she saw Winston standing by the bedroom’s door.
Winston looked at the pale-faced Bai Qingqing with a strange expression. She said that she hadn’t done it intentionally, but he felt that Bai Qingqing seemed ignorant of these common pieces of knowledge.
Where did she live in the past?
Unless Bai Qingqing had been locked up in an underground cellar during her adolescent phase, it was impossible that she hadn’t seen a natural phenomenon like raining ice before. However, it was impossible for females to be put through such horrible treatment.
Winston had been to many places, and countless maps flashed past in his mind. In the end, a barren and crimson world stayed in his mind—Flame City?
Flame City was also known as the “City of Sins”. The residents there were all males that had been abandoned by females. They held great hatred for the females and viewed the females they seized as their playthings. They wouldn’t treat their children well either.
The male beastmen in Flame City were vicious, brutal, and all of them were very strong. He had wanted to s.n.a.t.c.h a female from there to bring back to his village, but in the end, he had to give up since he was no match for their numbers.
Winston knew that Bai Qingqing had been by herself in the forest when Parker saved her and brought her back to his village. At the thought of how she could have escaped from Flame City, his heart wrenched up tightly, causing him to feel pain. His fingers on the door frame unconsciously dug into the stone material.
“I won’t run around recklessly anymore.” Bai Qingqing changed what she was going to say. Her background was too unbelievable, and thus, she naturally didn’t dare to mention it recklessly.
One mustn’t think of harming others, but one must also keep their guards up against others. Moreover, Winston was a beastman who might become a king. His status was even more sensitive compared to the others.
Parker grabbed onto Bai Qingqing’s waist tightly, lifting her up from the ground, and carried her back into the bedroom. “I don’t even dare to let go of you. I’m afraid that if I don’t pay attention, you’d get yourself killed from your foolishness.”
“Pffft!” Bai Qingqing broke out laughing, and a hint of color returned to her face. “I was wondering why it was so cold. Turned out that there was going to be a hailstorm. Let’s continue making clothes. I really want to wear white and red fur.”
Thick wolf fur was placed over the gra.s.s pile, and Parker placed Bai Qingqing on it. He then touched her face. “Your face is so cold. Just leave the work to me.”
Bai Qingqing had found out how tough the animal skin was, so she didn’t push it. She found the fishbone needle and handed it to Parker. “Here.”
“Where’s Curtis?” Winston suddenly asked. He let go of his hand and entered the room, leaving a few deep finger imprints on the door frame.
“Who knows? He left when the rainy season ended.” Parker seemed as if he didn’t care. Of course, the finger imprint that Winston left hadn’t escaped his eyes.
Bai Qingqing threw Parker a surprised look. She hadn’t expected that Parker would cover up for Curtis. She thought that the reason Parker used a rock to block the cave’s entrance was so that he wouldn’t be disturbed by Curtis. Turned out that he was really trying to hide it from other people.
Winston’s silver brows furrowed tightly, and a strong despise shone from the depths of his eyes. “He’s Qingqing’s mate. He should treat her well.”
Winston had the urge to kill the snake beastman who had almost completely kept Bai Qingqing to himself. Bai Qingqing had been through enough hards.h.i.+p and should receive the best treatment. She mustn’t go through any bit of hards.h.i.+p!
Bai Qingqing thought that Winston merely couldn’t stand how Curtis wasn’t taking care of her and smiled as she explained, “Curtis has to hibernate in the winter and thus left. Don’t tell others.”
Winston’s killing intent got a little weaker, and he nodded solemnly.
Seeing Winston’s att.i.tude, Bai Qingqing felt a hint of guilt for having lied. She lowered her head and pretended to busy herself with the animal skins.