Chapter 287: The Skies Turned Sunny
Sniffing the scent of conspiracy, Bai Qingqing narrowed her eyes as she gazed at Eve.
With her gaze evading Bai Qingqing, Eve turned her head away. However, under her relentless stare, Eve finally couldn’t withstand the pressure and confessed the truth. “They really like you, and you seem rather fond of them as well. I’m thinking perhaps in the future you can be together, so I wanted to create more opportunities for you to interact with them.”
Bai Qingqing: d.a.m.n! I take my hat off to you!
“Are you their biological mother? I’m sixteen years older than them! By the time they’ve grown up, I would’ve become old!” Bai Qingqing roared in disbelief.
Eve said meekly, “Having an old spouse is better than having no spouse.” After she finished speaking, she even nodded her head as though it were truly the case. “Mm! It’s already very good if they can find a spouse.”
Bai Qingqing completely took her hat off to Eve. But of course, she shook them off and returned to the top level to rest.
The rainstorm went on for five continuous days, making the water level go up drastically, and causing the mud-colored river water to flood to the sh.o.r.e. The entire City of Beastmen was transformed into a city of water, bringing much trouble to its citizens. The worst thing was that the sandpits were completely submerged in water, and with the dried up feces floating on the water surface, if they wanted drinking water they had to collect the rainwater.
However, this problem didn’t exist at the king’s castle, so Bai Qingqing continued to live in comfort. It was just that Curtis’s plans to play in the water at will had come to naught; he truly couldn’t bear to enter the feces-contaminated water.
As for the lands used for planting rice, they were on the highest terrain, so they were spared from this disaster. The seedlings grew very fast, so that was considered the fortunate part out of all the misfortunes.
This was a severe rainstorm that happened once in a century. To ensure the safety of the City of Beastmen, the eagle beastmen would brave the rainstorm and fly to a high alt.i.tude to check on the surging water level in the upper river every day.
Before the water level went over their knees at the sh.o.r.es, the rain finally let up a little, and the water level started to decline.
The leopard tribe had lived at the tiger king’s castle for more than half a month. The leopard male beastmen started returning to their village to check on the condition and were prepared to reconstruct their village. Over this period of time, Bai Qingqing never saw Eudora after that day. According to Eve, her room was confiscated, and her family was now living in the large kitchen where the bachelor beastmen were put up in.
Bai Qingqing was worried that Winston had overheard what she said the other day, so she meant to ask him about it. However, he seemed very busy, and she wasn’t able to find him.
It had been a long time since the skies were so sunny like today.
Standing next to the rails and breathing in the air, the s.h.i.+mmering world made her feel inexplicably cheery.
Parker, who had been staring at Bai Qingqing’s tummy, reached out a hand to touch it.
Grabbing Parker’s naughty hand, she said, “Don’t be anxious. I will be going into heat again in a few day’s time. If I get pregnant, I probably won’t go into heat.”
Despite the words she said, Bai Qingqing knew it was likely that she didn’t manage to conceive this time around. The leopards had a pregnancy cycle of around ninety days, and around one-third of that time had pa.s.sed by now. If she was really pregnant, her tummy would at least have puffed up a little.
Parker let out a sigh of disappointment, before keeping his spirits up and saying, “The tide has receded. I’ll bring you out to play.”
“Okay, I want to take a look at the stone house where we used to live,” Bai Qingqing said happily. It wasn’t that it was fun outside, but cooping up at home every single day was driving her crazy with boredom.
Curtis, who overheard their conversation, walked out of the bedroom. He didn’t feel a.s.sured leaving Bai Qingqing under Parker’s sole protection.
Together with the little snakes, they went downstairs. By now, the little snakes were about as thick as the opening of a bowl and were several meters long. Just the three of them alone weren’t quite enough to carry nineteen snakes of such sizes. Moreover, they couldn’t yet transform, so they could only be curled into a ball and rolled down the stairs.
Just as they were about to head out the door, they ran into Winston, who happened to just come back.
Staring at the family of twenty plus, Winston froze.