Chapter 354: The Peac.o.c.k Spreads Its Wings
Bai Qingqing washed her hands as she squatted down by the river. Upon seeing the birthmarks on her face in the water, she froze for a moment, before sputtering out in laughter.
“Okay. By then Curtis and Parker would have joined us. I’ll have nothing to be scared about.” Bai Qingqing cupped some water to drink as she said with a smile.
At an angle where Bai Qingqing couldn’t see him, Muir stared at her fixedly. “Mm. I’ll keep a lookout for them.”
Bai Qingqing had a satisfying meal by the river. Muir couldn’t bear to eat the food she couldn’t finish, so he wrapped them up using a tree leaf for her to eat when she got hungry.
“I need to go back and help a female peel pine nuts. I’ll get going.” Bai Qingqing patted her b.u.t.t and got to her feet.
“Wait a minute.” Muir instantly got up too. He picked up the luggage and food, a longing look in his eyes. “I’ll come and bring your food tonight. I’ll wait for you here.”
“There’s no need for that. The meat here is enough food for me for an entire day. You should hurry and find something to eat yourself. Do be careful by yourself when you’re outside.”
Bai Qingqing reminded him. She was pretty satisfied with this arrangement. Living with the peac.o.c.k tribe, she only had to do some ch.o.r.es and didn’t have to be stared at by Muir with that kind of a gaze, and that made her feel much more comfortable.
Muir sent Bai Qingqing back to the peac.o.c.k village, reluctant to leave. It was only when she completely disappeared from view that he left, dejected.
Bai Qingqing stroked her tummy in satisfaction as she walked between the nests. Her eyes lit up at the sight of a peac.o.c.k spreading its wings from a distance away. She hurriedly walked over.
Leaning behind a large tree, as Bai Qingqing looked carefully, she noticed someone familiar looking. There was no way she would fail to recognize that snakeskin tube top—that’s right, it was Bella.
Cuckoo— [Look at me.]
Cuckoo— [Look at me.]
Cuckoo cuckoo— [Look at me, look at me.]
Three peac.o.c.ks were facing Bella, and their tails and wings were spread open to their maximums. As they tried to showcase themselves, they also attempted to hide the compet.i.tors by the side.
Bai Qingqing’s eyes glowed. Peac.o.c.k spreading its wings. So pretty, so much prettier than the images one saw online.
Bai Qingqing looked over at every single one of them and saw that Alva was nearby.
Seeing that Bella was being surrounded by males, Alva instantly ripped off his skirt, transformed into a peac.o.c.k, and spread his wings. At that instant, the gazes of everyone seemed to fall upon that huge fan—it was magnificent, l.u.s.trous, and its surface area was larger than that of the three peac.o.c.ks standing next to him.
Bai Qingqing’s gaze was instantly attracted by Alva. She simply stared at him in a dazed state, even forgetting to use her hair to hide her face.
She had thought that Alva looked stunning due to the comparison, but since even Bella was looking at him, that went to show his truly outstanding appearance.
With his tail curled up, Alva took two steps towards Bella, blocking the figure of one peac.o.c.k next to him.
Unwilling to admit defeat, that blocked peac.o.c.k squeezed forward. The tails of those two peac.o.c.ks were squashed together, destroying the aesthetic. He accidentally caught sight of Bai Qingqing and let out several “cuckoo” sounds from his throat.
[Look over there. A female from another tribe is looking at Alva.]
As Bai Qingqing couldn’t understand the birds’ language, and since peac.o.c.ks made very soft sounds, she totally didn’t notice. Her eyes were staring fixedly at the prettiest peac.o.c.k’s tail.
So beautiful. She wanted to pluck one of the feathers and bring it back with her. Aiyah, but then again, she couldn’t bear to. It was so good-looking, it’d be a waste to pluck it.
Upon hearing this, Alva looked towards Bai Qingqing, irritation visibly surfacing in his black-blue eyes. But looking at her dazed figure, the irritation in his heart faded for some reason, and he even felt kind of happy about it.
Although Bai Qingqing was ugly, she was a female, after all. It was perfectly normal to feel happy to receive the admiration of a female, right?
With this thought, Alva kept his tail away.