Chapter 409 Search for Curtis
Parker walked up to her, blocking Alva’s view. Bai Qingqing grabbed onto his hand to prevent him from suddenly running out to fight.
Alva took another look into the cave and said, “I haven’t seen you for many days and wanted to come and take a look at you.”
Seeing that the leopard beastman was glaring at him, Alva quickly changed the topic. “Where’s Muir? I haven’t seen him over the past few days, either.”
The reason Alva dared to come here today was because of Muir.
Since Muir wasn’t at the peac.o.c.k village, he must be with Bai Qingqing. They were considered to have ties now, and Muir would at least help him out a little.
Alva felt baffled when he heard Bai Qingqing’s low and furious bellow. “Don’t mention him in front of me again. If there’s nothing else, you can leave.” Bai Qingqing didn’t wish to be bothered with Alva. She beckoned to the leopard cubs on the trees. “Children, come down quickly. Come to mommy.”
The leopard cubs let out a few happy cries and climbed down the tree trunk, seeming as if they were stumbling, but they were fine. When they were about one meter away from the ground, they stumbled down and then ran toward the cave after getting up. Bai Qingqing squatted down to receive them. Alva said, feeling baffled, “He isn’t here with you guys? Then where did he go?”
Parker let out a smirk and said, “He might have died somewhere. Quickly scram. Otherwise, I’ll pluck off all your feathers.”
Alva covered his b.u.t.t in reflex, glaring at him angrily. Seeing that Parker seemed prepared to attack, he turned and ran off.
The reason he ran so quickly wasn’t that he was cowardly, but that he didn’t wish to turn into a peac.o.c.k to escape if he didn’t have enough time. If Bai Qingqing were to see him in that state, he’d really not dare to woo her anymore.
Bai Qingqing tidied the children’s fur and lowered her eyes. “Where would Muir go?” Although she hadn’t seen the other side of Muir before, she had some understanding of his character. Muir was definitely not a beastman who would give up easily. He had been so sincere in pursuing her in the past, so there was no way that he wouldn’t even say goodbye before leaving.
She had even been thinking of questioning him in person.
“He might really be dead.” Parker thought of the scene that day. He couldn’t recall how badly he had bitten Muir, but one thing was for sure—Muir wouldn’t be able to fly within a short period of time.
“His wings are hurt, and he can neither hunt nor fly. His blood will attract other hunting animals as well. There’s a high chance that he has already become fertilizer.”
Bai Qingqing went into a daze for a while.
“The children have grown bigger. While the weather is still good, let’s go out and look for Curtis,” Bai Qingqing said. Parker was a little unwilling to do so. It hadn’t been easy for him to get Qingqing to himself, bringing up their children together. He felt annoyed at the thought that there’d be another snake at home.
However, in the wild, it would be hard for him to guard Qingqing by himself. He’d need another helper, at least.
“You have the spousal mark and might be able to sense something. It’d be good for us to go out and search together.” Saying that Parker looked for an animal skin bag, put the children in it, then squatted in front of Bai Qingqing. “Come on up. There are a lot of things on the floor. Don’t hurt your legs.”
“I’m able to sense you guys as well?” Bai Qingqing was surprised and paused for a few seconds before she reacted. She then climbed onto his back.
Parker carried Bai Qingqing on his back and headed down the mountain. “The degree of sensing is based on one’s strength. The more animal stripes we males have, the clearer our senses of our mates. Females are too weak and will only be able to sense it when the males are in big trouble.”
“I felt the snake mark heating up a little the other day. I should have gone to look for him immediately.” After saying that, Bai Qingqing buried her face into Parker’s shoulder, feeling great pain. “Qingqing, don’t be sad. Can you sense which direction he’s in?”