Chapter 286: Not Getting New Spouses
Pulling at Bai Qingqing’s clothes, Eve said gently, “Let’s go down, my cubs are frightened.”
With stealthy movements, they went downstairs and entered a room on the fifth story.
As she caressed the little heads of her cubs to comfort them, Eve asked, “What exactly are you up to? You specifically asked for those ants, yet you released one when you found it.”
“Two ants had died there in the morning. Since I have nothing better to do anyway, I wanted to see if there was a problem there.” Bai Qingqing placed the tray on the table, before lifting one of the little cubs off the ground and placing him on her lap to stroke him.
Leopard cubs grew quickly—before reaching the age of one, they already weighed 15kg. The cub sitting on Bai Qingqing’s lap looked up and smacked his lips as he stared eagerly at the roast meat.
Hence, Bai Qingqing fed him with a piece of meat. “Did you guys sniff something? Is there a smell on the stained part of that rock?”
The leopard cub, eating with great relish, instantly opened his mouth and started roaring.
Gazing at the intimate interaction between her cub and Bai Qingqing, Eve revealed an ambiguous smile and explained, “My cubs said they sniffed the scent of a snake beastman.”
Bai Qingqing’s hands froze while stroking the fur of the cub. With her head lowered, when she resumed the stroking of the cub’s fur, it was apparent that she was now distracted.
Curtis must have done that last night!
No longer in the mood to smooth the fur of the little cub anymore, Bai Qingqing set him down and covered her head.
Bai Qingqing swore quietly that she mustn’t get herself another spouse!
Enticed by the aroma of the food, the three leopard cubs had their two front paws placed on the table as they sniffed vigorously. Eve patted their little heads and berated them softly. “Come down. If you finish up Qingqing’s food she’ll have to go hungry.”
When they heard this, the leopard cubs became docile instantly.
Bai Qingqing composed her emotions and said with a smile, “I’ve just eaten my fill. You guys can eat together.”
After saying that, she fed a slice of meat to each of the little cubs, then wrapped the lettuce around some meat and handed the roll to Eve. “Try this, it tastes really good.”
Eve s.h.i.+fted backward with a look of disdain. “I don’t eat gra.s.s.”
“It’s really delicious.” Bai Qingqing took a bite of it herself. As she spoke, she said, “If you don’t believe me, try it.”
Eve picked up a small piece of lettuce skeptically and, under Bai Qingqing’s encouraging gaze, wrapped some meat inside it and took a very small bite.
“How is it?” Bai Qingqing stared at Eve with a look of antic.i.p.ation.
After Eve chewed a little, her face instantly crumpled. She wanted to spit out the food but didn’t know where to. With the food in her mouth, she gazed around and finally had no choice but to swallow the entire mouthful.
“Surely not?” Bai Qingqing took another bite of the wrap.
Clearly it’s delicious… the freshly plucked lettuce is really crunchy.
With a bitter expression on her face, Eve smacked her lips, then picked out the meat from the wrap and fed it to her little cubs, while the lettuce was placed on the table. “I’m a leopard female, not a member of your ape tribe. But you apes are really easy to raise—when there’s no meat, they can simply feed you with leaves.”
“Err…” Bai Qingqing didn’t know what to say, so she could only eat her vegetable wrap quietly.
After finis.h.i.+ng the food, Bai Qingqing was prepared to go up to keep Curtis company, when Eve hurriedly asked upon seeing that she was leaving, “Aren’t you going to play with my cubs?”
“I want to take a nap.”
“Just sleep here. There’s no one here to disturb you.” Behind Eve, her three little cubs bounced with excitement, as though they were agreeing with what she said.