Chapter 294: Curtis’s Abnormality
Parker released his grip and hesitated for a second, but immediately tightened his grip on Bai Qingqing, saying to Harvey, “Try to be gentler.”
“Alright, I will,” Harvey replied.
Bai Qingqing wore a dejected face as she looked toward Winston, reaching out her hand toward him. “Winston, save me!”
Winston instinctively took one step forward, then forcibly rooted his feet to the ground. He spoke in a deep voice, “Bear with it.”
Bai Qingqing gave up hope completely, docilely allowing them to apply garlic on her as she kept on sobbing.
After the application was done, Bai Qingqing felt very uncomfortable all over. It was as if someone had poured chili paste all over her, and her body felt like it was going to burn up.
Bai Qingqing didn’t want to bother with Parker’s concerned words. She stood up and said, “Quickly go and harvest the wild grains. I’ll be going upstairs.”
Parker felt anxious and threw an unsettled glance toward her. However, he was also afraid that she would detest him even more if he didn’t go to work. He said, “Then I’ll be going. You rest well at home.”
“En, I got it.” Bai Qingqing waved her hand and headed for the stairs.
After Parker, Harvey, and Winston left, Bai Qingqing immediately ran downstairs toward the river behind the stone castle.
“Splas.h.!.+” Bai Qingqing jumped into the river and washed her body fervently. Even after a long soak, she still felt that her skin was tingling. It wasn’t just the scratches that had turned red, but even the areas next to the scratch marks had turned red as well.
Bai Qingqing felt gloomy as she went up to the highest floor. Curtis had his back to the door and was seated by the nest. Bai Qingqing’s canvas bag was placed next to him. His beautiful long hair covered his body, and under the intense light, the glow on his red hair seemed a little dull.
Bai Qingqing’s mood turned for the better after seeing Curtis’s back view sitting in the room. She walked into the room and said, “Curtis, what are you doing?”
A mirror from Curtis’s hand flew into the gra.s.s nest, and at the next instant, Curtis turned into his snake form and slithered into the secondary bedroom with a “swoosh”.
Bai Qingqing threw a baffled glance toward Curtis’s back view. She took off her wet clothes and changed into the cooling snakeskin clothes.
The room to the secondary bedroom was blocked, so Bai Qingqing went in through the door from the corridor. She saw Curtis curled up by the other door.
“Why did you run after seeing me?” Bai Qingqing pouted her lips and glared at him, her hand fanning by her burning chest.
“Ssss—” Curtis looked up toward Bai Qingqing, his gaze instantly turning nervous as he reached his head over.
Bai Qingqing smiled, then walked over to sit next to him. “Are you worried about me as well? Why aren’t you changing into your human form?”
Curtis took a careful look at Bai Qingqing’s wounds, and after seeing that they weren’t deep, he rested his head on his snake body.
Bai Qingqing lowered her head and looked at him, suddenly noticing that the skin around the area where Curtis’s body was coiled up seemed a little wrinkled. She reached out, wanting to touch it.
“Ss!” Curtis turned his head abruptly toward Bai Qingqing, his expression appearing a little vicious.
Bai Qingqing immediately drew her hand back as she looked at him in shock. She suddenly realized that his eyes seemed a little blurry and her heart sank. She waved her hand in front of him.
Curtis’s expression softened, and he flicked out his tongue to curl up Bai Qingqing’s hand. Bai Qingqing heaved a big sigh of relief. She was given a bad shock. She thought that Curtis had turned blind.
“What’s the matter with you?”
Curtis used his head to rub against Bai Qingqing’s leg. “Ssss—”
Bai Qingqing understood that he was asking about her and said, “I went out with Parker to harvest the wild grains and ended up getting very itchy, thus I scratched myself up into this state. I only came back after was.h.i.+ng up, so my clothes have gotten wet. If I had known, I would have worn your snakeskin clothes out.”
Curtis’s blurry eyes clearly lit up a little. Snow liked his skin!