Chapter 391: No Milk
Muir brought her clothes over and asked, “Do you have energy? Do you want me to help you wear your clothes, or do you want to do it yourself?”
Bai Qingqing’s lips twitched, and she said awkwardly, “Leave it first. The babies are hungry.”
“En.” Muir didn’t seem to feel any shame about this at all and continued to wear a normal expression. “Then, quickly feed them. I’ll feed you.”
As Muir said this, he picked up the meat soup at the side.
Bai Qingqing quickly shook her head, pulling up the blankets. “Don’t come over. Don’t look at me.”
Muir put the soup at the side and listened to her, turning away. “Alright. Don’t just take care of the children. Remember to drink the soup.”
Bai Qingqing heaved a sigh of relief, turning her body so that her back was facing outward while the leopard cubs were all on the inside.
The leopard cubs kept on howling away, rubbing against Bai Qingqing’s body as they did. Bai Qingqing fed two of them while stroking the remaining one.
The leopard cubs were all dried now, and she couldn’t feel if their fur was dirty or not. It felt quite smooth.
The third leopard cub cried pitifully. His voice was weaker. It seemed that he was the weaker one out of the three.
It wasn’t by chance that he had become the one that was left out. His body was weak, and he didn’t have a strong sense of existence to begin with.
Bai Qingqing said softly, “Baby, don’t cry. It’ll be your turn in a while.”
As she said this, she continued to keep an eye on the other two.
She didn’t feel anything. Did the babies manage to drink anything?
Just as she was thinking this, one leopard cub knocked against her body, causing her to feel pained.
Bai Qingqing frowned and was planning to bear with it. However, this leopard cub released his mouth, crying out even more pitiful than the cub that had been left out.
Then, the other cub also let go and cried out.
“What’s the matter?” Muir heard sounds and turned his head a little.
Bai Qingqing quickly said, “It’s nothing. Don’t turn your head over.”
Muir didn’t say anything and sat by the door quietly.
Bai Qingqing felt stumped as she looked at the leopard cubs, then at her chest.
A few times when she woke up, milk would leak out. Why was it that none was coming out when she needed it?
Bai Qingqing let the third leopard cub give it a go as well, but there was still no milk.
Hearing the leopard cubs’ pitiful cries, Bai Qingqing’s heart ached for them, and she started squeezing with her hands.
It had been two months since she last trimmed her nails, and they had gotten very long. She didn’t manage to squeeze out milk but scratched her skin instead, causing her to feel some pain.
How should she do it?
Bai Qingqing couldn’t help but extend her neck and personally use her mouth to help them.
“Qingqing?” Muir’s voice rang out again, sounding worried. “The cubs are crying out badly. What’s the matter? Are there not enough milk?”
It wasn’t just not enough. There were none at all!
Bai Qingqing wore a bitter expression and said, “I have no idea what’s going on either. They aren’t able to get any milk.”
Muir’s countenance changed, and he quickly got up, walking over. “It must be because you’ve eaten too little. Quickly have some soup.”
Muir blamed himself. He hadn’t taken good care of Qingqing, causing her not to have any milk to feed the cubs.
Bai Qingqing felt that what Muir said made sense. She picked up the bowl and drank it all in one gulp. The soup was of the right temperature, and she felt very comfortable from drinking it.
After having some food, Bai Qingqing felt that she had a lot more energy now. Maybe there’d be milk now.
Holding onto hope, Bai Qingqing specially picked out a cub that looked slightly more lively and active and let him give it a try.