Chapter 394 Look for a Nanny
Alva hesitated for a moment. Seeing that he was really of no help, he left feeling worried. However, he didn’t give up. He took on his beast form and went around looking for worms.
With one less person, it became silent in the wooden house for a moment. Only the sound of Bai Qingqing’s weak breathing could be heard. The cubs’ and Muir’s breathing couldn’t be heard. The former was too soft, while the latter was long and regular.
Should she get Muir to help?
She might still have a chance in the day, but now the children’s energy was almost depleted. Bai Qingqing had no other way and clenched her fists.
“To be honest…”
“I caught a wild leopard.”
Both of them spoke up at the same time.
“Howl!” The leopard in Muir’s hands was roaring ferociously, her neck being locked down tightly. She could only scratch our with her limbs in a chaotic manner. There were a few b.l.o.o.d.y wounds on Muir’s arm which were probably left behind by the female leopard.[a]
Under the dim lighting at night, Bai Qingqing could still see that the leopard’s stomach was very plump. She seemed to be a female leopard that was in her lactation phase.
Muir entered, asking, “What did you want to say earlier?”
“Ah! It’s nothing, ” Bai Qingqing immediately said. This leopard… Did Muir catch her to be a nanny?
Muir threw the female leopard onto the ground, clenching her neck with one hand and grabbing onto her two front legs with the other. He said apologetically to Bai Qingqing, “Bring the cubs over. I feel sorry for them, but let them have a few drinks first.”
“En, en.” Bai Qingqing quickly picked up the leopard cubs sleeping like marshmallows, got up, and walked toward him.
Bai Qingqing’s body was still aching a little, and after walking up to Muir, she just dropped down to sit on the ground.
“It’s cold on the floor.” Muir took a look at the animal skin at the side but didn’t have any free hand to pick it up. He said, “There’s a piece of animal skin over there. Sit on it. Leave the children to me.”
“It’s not cold today. It’s fine,” Bai Qingqing said.
The leopard cubs were woken up and left out a few soft cries, their voices sounding weaker than kittens.
The female leopard put up a bit of a struggle, her ears twitching, and she tried to turn her neck to take a look. However, Muir held her down, and she was unable to budge.
Bai Qingqing didn’t dare to waste any time and quickly placed the cubs at the female leopard’s stomach.
By this time, the female leopard could tell that these weren’t her children. She kept kicking her hind legs, aiming at the cubs standing next to her legs.
Without thinking, Bai Qingqing put out her hands to s.h.i.+eld them. She immediately felt a pain in her arm, and three red marks over ten centimeters long appeared on it.
“Qingqing.” Muir grabbed onto the leopard even tighter, showing a hint of killing intent. Bai Qingqing was in so much pain that she gasped. She grabbed onto the leopard’s hind legs and said, “It’s fine. The important thing is to feed the kids.”
Muir took a few glances at her arm, feeling pained for her. He didn’t dare to let down his guard on the leopard.
It could be that the cubs were clever, or that it was out of instincts that all of them didn’t need to be taught to bite onto the female leopard’s nipples, then started sucking greedily.
The female leopard also seemed resigned to fate and stopped moving. She just laid on the ground, as if there was nothing more to look forward to in life.
Both Bai Qingqing and Muir heaved a sigh of relief. The cubs finally had food to eat.“Where are this leopard’s children?” Bai Qingqing asked.
“Under the tree. After the kids are fed, I’ll tie this leopard at the bottom of the tree as well.”
Bai Qingqing nodded. “Treat them better, especially her cubs. If they were to die, this mother leopard might stop milking.”
Muir was doubtful about this but nodded to agree.
The three leopards lay neatly on the ground, sipping with their small mouths. Their throats could be seen rolling as they swallowed.
Bai Qingqing placed her hand on her chest, suddenly feeling jealous of this female leopard. This was the first sip of milk her children had. Sigh.
After not being able to get milk out for a prolonged period, it would probably stop being produced. She would still have to get her b.r.e.a.s.t.s sorted out.