Chapter 276: The Ape King Is One Step Behind
Bai Qingqing peeked out from behind Curtis, raised her index finger to tuck away her stray hair, then said to Winston, “I’ll tell you something. Don’t tell other people. I’m in heat.”
Winston’s gaze changed at a rate that could be seen by the naked eye, turning from sharpness to a relaxed state. His body inclined forward uncontrollably and he jumped off from the stone fence.
“Why did you tell him?” Curtis asked, feeling unhappy. He curled his arm backward and he carried Bai Qingqing into the bedroom.
“Winston is our friend.” Bai Qingqing pouted. As she wasn’t wearing anything under the loosely-fitted animal skin pants, she didn’t move at all when being carried by Curtis.
Hearing that, Winston’s lips curled up uncontrollably. He quickly recalled that females would feel scared when they saw his smile and he immediately tensed up his facial expression.
So the reason why Parker had fought to be the one to hunt was that Bai Qingqing was in heat. She must have given this reproductive chance to Parker. It was no wonder that Parker was so enthusiastic about hunting today. He should be conserving his stamina.
Winston’s lips curled up slightly. He should be feeling happy, but for some reason, he felt pain in his heart.
Curtis knew that it was impossible to hide this from Winston’s nose and thus, didn’t pursue this matter. He carried Bai Qingqing and sat in the nest. Bai Qingqing was worried that the blood would stain the pants and moved around, feeling uneasy. Curtis put out his hand and pressed her down. “Don’t move.”
“Parker told me that you said that there’s going to be a heavy storm.” Winston entered the room and stood upright next to Parker’s nest.
“Winston, take a seat,” Bai Qingqing smiled and said, then looked up toward Curtis’s face with a questioning gaze.
Only then did Curtis reply with a nonchalant “En”.
“How heavy will it be?” Winston continued to ask, docilely taking a seat on the ground, resting one arm casually on his knee. His simple action emitted a wild disposition.
Bai Qingqing was speechless.
Brother tiger, there’s an animal skin at the side to sit on.
Worried that Curtis would feel jealous if she were to say too much, Bai Qingqing didn’t continue to dwell on this matter but looked toward him with a questioning gaze.
“I like to soak in water, so how heavy do you think it’ll be?” Curtis’s lips curled up as he patted Bai Qingqing’s back. “It’s been very long since I’ve swum in muddy water. It’s a pity that the temperature is too low. Otherwise, I can bring you out to play in the water.”
Curtis recalled the days he had spent alone with Bai Qingqing swimming and playing in the water. A faint smile crept upon his face.
As he said this, both Winston and Bai Qingqing were shocked.
In the ape castle, the wolf king was respectfully reporting the news. “The tiger king told the beastmen who were farming to take preventive measures against flooding. He said that there’s going to be heavy rain. Did you tell him that?”
“I didn’t.” The ape king smiled in disdain. “What tricks are they up to this time around?”
After saying that, the ape king walked to the window, closed his eyes, and concentrated.
The wolf king smiled as well. “So he’s just trying to please the people by saying impressive-sounding things.”
The wolf king had just said this when he realized that the ape king’s expression had suddenly turned solemn. He was surprised. “What’s the matter?”
The ape king opened his eyes abruptly, stumbling two steps back. The meditation from earlier seemed to have depleted a lot of his mental energy. “This is bad. A great storm is coming very soon!”
The wolf king was very surprised and said in a serious tone, “I’ll go inform the citizens immediately.”
The ape king’s hands were supported on the windowsill, his brows furrowed so tightly together that it seemed as if they could kill a fly. “How did Winston know that? Does the female have mental power as well?”
After saying that, he shook his head, denying this possibility. “That isn’t right. Even if the female has mental power, Bai Qingqing doesn’t even have a single animal stripe on her face. She shouldn’t be able to sense the weather changes.”
The wolf king asked, “Then what should we do?”
“Inform the tiger king and leopard king, and arrange for the beastmen to take turns keeping watch. We’ll protect the City of Beastmen and let Winston take care of those unimportant pieces of land,” the ape king said casually, but the gloominess in the depth of his eyes had divulged his unwillingness to accept this outcome.