Chapter 27: Carrot After Stick
If she were to ask outright, it would definitely arouse suspicions, so Bai Qingqing could only hold back her curiosity as she continued asking Eve how to go about resolving a partners.h.i.+p.
Unable to withstand Bai Qingqing’s relentless asking, Eve could only say, “You’ll find out once you have a partner.”
She then got up and chased after her cubs.
Bai Qingqing returned feeling satisfied after the conversation with Eve. Parker could tell with one glance something was not quite right from her high spirited and energetic manner.
“Where did you go? You’ve been gone for so long, your cotton must be soaked by now.” Parker then grabbed some cotton flowers and removed the cotton seeds as he walked towards Bai Qingqing.
Raising her head and puffing her chest, Bai Qingqing looked up at Parker, who was more than a head taller than her, and declared, “I’ve decided not to mate with you for the time being!”
“Your decision is not important. I insist on mating!” Parker said using his ident.i.ty as Bai Qingqing’s mate as if it was perfectly natural. “You don’t have other males. Who are you going to mate with if not me?”
Bai Qingqing averted her eyes and gleefully said, “Then I’ll abandon you after mating with you. I’ll resolve our partners.h.i.+p.”
Eyes widening, Parker said angrily, “You dare!”
Seeing that he was indeed afraid, Bai Qingqing felt immensely relieved. Bolder, she sounded more arrogant now. “I mean what I say about resolving our partners.h.i.+p. I’m a very serious person.”
“You! How did I fall for such a heartless female like you!” Parker howled, his tall and burly frame actually appearing aggrieved like a little woman now.
Bai Qingqing felt glee in her heart seeing this, yet she couldn’t bear to see Parker too sad. So she decided to give a carrot after the stick. “Actually, just give me some time. I really can get pregnant any time, as I go into heat 12 times a year. Once I give my consent, we can have little babies any time.”
Not believing this, Parker refused to give up. “I don’t believe you’ll be so heartless. I want to mate with you!”
Bai Qingqing knew that with her personality, the more she said, the less convincing she would seem. Hence, she simply said, “Up to you to believe or not.”
She then walked around Parker and entered the house, leaving Parker with endless room for imagination.
Males only had one chance to become mates with someone, so she figured Parker wouldn’t dare act recklessly.
As the skies gradually darkened, Bai Qingqing continued bathing in the house. This time though, Parker went out of the house on his own accord, saying he was heading to the north end of the river to bathe. The sharp-eyed Bai Qingqing noticed that Parker’s face had turned slightly red and thought to herself that Parker was merely a pure and innocent young fellow who had just come of age.
At the thought of yesterday’s event, Parker, who was walking to the north end of the river, felt an awful sensation as if he was about to explode. He swore to himself quietly. “I mustn’t see Qingqing’s body again before we mate. That sensation is not something a beastman could take. If I were to look any longer, I might very well just turn into one of those useless males who suffer from erectile dysfunction.”
If Bai Qingqing were to learn of Parker’s thoughts, she probably would vomit blood. This was a wonderful misunderstanding.
The waterproof effect of the eyeliner Bai Qingqing bought was excellent, not coming off when she washed her face gently. In order to conserve the eyeliner, she deliberately kept the black dots on. After a shower, she changed into her own cotton clothes.
Parker returned quickly. Seeing Bai Qingqing put on her funny-looking clothes again, he said, “You’re not to wear these in front of outsiders.”
“Got it.” Bai Qingqing also didn’t wish to be treated like an alien by others.
The two of them quietly laid in the same nest, and it wasn’t long before Parker tragically realized that even if he didn’t watch Bai Qingqing shower, he had a reaction there.
That was it. He was going to have another torturous night.
As for Bai Qingqing, after being poked for most of last night by Parker’s hot and scalding thing, since it didn’t do anything to her, she was already used to it now. Very quickly she drifted off to slumberland, leaving Parker counting sheep by himself.