Chapter 367: The Peac.o.c.k’s Fickle Heart
Only then did Alva snap out of his trance. “Qingqing… so… sorry.”
Alva scolded himself harshly in his heart. He must have been possessed. Bai Qingqing was so aggrieved that she cried, yet he didn’t discover it.
Bai Qingqing struggled to break free, then lowered her head and looked at her own hands in a dazed manner, tears slipping down her cheeks continuously.
She had clearly wanted to use Curtis’s strength to shove Alva into the water, but why did she end up using Parker’s strength? Parker’s greatest edge was his agility. If it wasn’t for the fact that she hadn’t considered that the strength she would be using would be less than that of Curtis, she wouldn’t have fallen into the water.
Could it be that something had happened to Curtis?
As this thought came to her, she looked towards the bottom of the river, large droplets of tears falling into the water.
The lake water was extremely clear, so clear that one could roughly see the snake tattoo on her ankle.
Alva lifted Bai Qingqing horizontally and said anxiously, “I’ll bring you to sh.o.r.e right away.”
“Why are you so nice to her!”
Bella’s incredulous voice—that was so high-pitched that it p.r.i.c.ked one’s ears—rang from the sh.o.r.e. “My clothes are still in the water. Hurry up and help me pick it up. If you wait any longer, it will be gone for good.”
Even though Bella knew Alva was only doing this for the female’s safety, seeing her most powerful admirer treat another female well still made Bella feel a sour sensation in her heart, and also, for some reason, unease.
Bai Qingqing said in a choked voice. She wanted very much to face Alva with a cold disposition, but her choked voice sounded aggrieved more than anything.
After shoving hard at Alva’s chest, Bai Qingqing struggled to get down.
Several males nearby heard the commotion and had instantly rushed over.
“My goodness! A female fell into the water.”
“She’s pregnant. Someone, bring her to the sh.o.r.e!”
Everyone sounded anxious and worried.
Alva pressed Bai Qingqing’s face to his chest instantly. When Bai Qingqing struggled to break free of him, he said in a hushed voice, “Do you wish for everyone to see your true appearance?”
Bai Qingqing froze and touched her own face.
Right now, she was no longer in the mood to disguise herself as an ugly duckling and didn’t really care if her true appearance was exposed. However, she didn’t reject Alva’s offer to s.h.i.+eld her from the others and only sobbed while enduring all this.
With Bai Qingqing in his arms, Alva brought her to the sh.o.r.e. The minute they got out of the water, Bai Qingqing felt a scorching sensation at her ankle, which made her feel panicked for some reason.
“Let go of me.”
Alva held Bai Qingqing even more tightly. “It was my fault, I shouldn’t have treated you that way.”
Bella widened her eyes, unable to believe what she was seeing.
The surrounding beastmen all looked baffled as well. But one thing was certain—the female Alva was pursuing now was the female in his arms. That was because males would only speak in such a subservient tone in front of the female they fancied.
With more than ten pairs of peac.o.c.k beastmen’s eyes on her, Bella felt as though someone had given her a tight slap, bringing about a fiery sensation to her face. With a loud “Hmph!”, she turned around and ran away.
Unable to break free of Alva, as the unease in her heart intensified, Bai Qingqing showed more resistance towards Alva in her tone. “Scram!”
Since they had already reached the sh.o.r.e, and Bai Qingqing appeared to be fine, Alva could only set her down on the ground as he didn’t have an excuse to keep holding her.
The minute Bai Qingqing landed on the ground, she sat by the river and soaked her feet into the water.
Sensing the cool water against her feet, Bai Qingqing felt more at ease. As she cried, she revealed a faint smile.
Curtis liked water very much. Would he be able to sense that she was soaking his spousal mark in the water?
As the beastmen gradually dispersed, with her back facing them, no one could clearly see her true appearance.
Only Alva stood by the sh.o.r.e in a dazed manner, his expression a mix of panic and regret.