Chapter 338: Muir’s Old Nest
How could Bai Qingqing not understand the meaning in Muir’s eyes? She immediately turned to look at the scenery below, starting to hope again to be able to catch a glimpse of Curtis and Parker at the ends of the gra.s.s plains.
“They should be able to find me very quickly.” Bai Qingqing finally broke into a smile again, stroking her slightly bulging stomach. This made her even more certain.
She should be pregnant.
However, her chest was also feeling bloated. It couldn’t be that she had gotten fat after having eaten more meat over the past few days, could it?
Muir took in a deep breath, suppressed the annoyance that had suddenly popped up in his chest, and said, “I’ll bring you to my nest.”
Muir’s nest was located by a towering cliff, facing the sea. There was a narrow gap inside that was filled with thin branches and all sorts of dried gra.s.s. There were also a lot of soft bird feathers.
Bai Qingqing’s b.u.t.t was poked by a feather and put out her hand to touch and pick it up.
Muir quickly cleaned up the nest, not even looking up. A hint of embarra.s.sment could be detected in his voice as he said, “We three eagle beastmen had lived in this nest… It’s been a few years since I’ve left. It’s a little dirty. I’ll put out a new layer in a while.”
Bai Qingqing nodded. This meant that the bird’s feathers here didn’t all belong to Muir alone, but was from an entire nest of birds. She understood.
Muir secretly looked up at Bai Qingqing.
“If Curtis was bringing me with him, he’d be able to reach the seaside in over a month. He said that he’d be able to reach in half a month by himself. He should be here in a few days.”
What Bai Qingqing wanted to say was for Muir to not go to so much trouble for her. But she started feeling worried. “Parker’s speed isn’t as fast. I’m just worried that he’d try to throw Parker off… But it doesn’t matter. Parker will definitely find me as well.”
Her only question was about Winston. Would he come to look for her?
Although Bai Qingqing thought of this question, she seemed to have a faint answer in her heart.
Winston wasn’t a beastman who would give up easily.
Muir’s countenance turned cold again, not giving her a reply.
“I’ll go hunt.” Muir said, “You’ll be safe here.”
Bai Qingqing’s countenance turned grim. “En.”
She wasn’t worried about herself. She was just worried that what the ape king said was true, and that she’d bring calamity to this place.
She was just a girl under twenty years old. While she was a little smart, she still lacked the stability and selfishness of adults. In order not to let others sink into danger, she’d rather stay somewhere without anyone.
If what the ape king said was true, that she would bring calamity to this world, then the calamities should follow her as well.
This place was filled with eagle beastmen and it was by the sea. Even if there was an earthquake or volcano eruption, there shouldn’t be any beastmen who would get injured.
After Muir left, the young eagles all came surging over, flapping their wings as they flew up to her.
“Screech screech screech—” [Female, look at me. My feathers are the darkest and brightest.]
“Screech screech screech screech—” [Look at me, my feathers are the thickest.]
“Screech screech screech screech screech screech—” [You guys are nothing. My wings are long.]
“Screech screech screech screech—” [My beak is sharp.]
Bai Qingqing blinked in a daze. She knew that these birds were all beastmen and smiled politely at them.
All the young eagles went into a daze, then chattered on for a while. After seeing that the female only smiled at them without saying anything, they exchanged glances and spoke softly amongst themselves.
[Does the female not understand our language?]
[It seems that way.]
[Are we only able to speak with females after we’ve matured and learned the beastmen’s common language?] An eagle beastman who was close to maturity said.
The young eagles weren’t able to fret for too long because Muir, who had gone out to hunt for food, had returned.