Chapter 496: Desert Tour (6)
Curtis also took a shower in the river, resulting in his body turning even colder, making him even more sleepy.
Bai Qingqing shook his head. “Are you going to sleep?”
“Ssss—” The fatigue in the snake’s eyes diminished a little. Curtis fought to keep up his spirits as he transformed into a human.
“Not sleeping. I’ll be in a much better state after doing it. I can take it.”
Bai Qingqing’s face turned red. She peered at Curtis’s countenance, uncertain if he was telling the truth.
Curtis flicked out his tongue. Just as the forked part nearly touched Bai Qingqing’s lips, she covered her mouth and retreated several steps.
“I’ll believe you this once. But I need to take a shower first.”
She shook her body, and out fell a layer of sand. Bai Qingqing glared at Curtis. “It’s all your fault. There’s even sand in the fur of my coat.”
Coincidentally, Eldest shook his fur at the same time, and similarly, out fell a layer of sand.
Curtis cast her a teasing look, who fell silent for feeling too embarra.s.sed to reprimand him.
“Hey! Bring me some water!”
Parker’s voice sounded from above. Curtis’s upper body slithered out and fetched back still steaming hot water.
“Go ahead and bathe,” Curtis said in a normal tone as he placed the water by Bai Qingqing’s feet. “Hurry up.”
If today’s incident hadn’t happened, he would perhaps have hibernated for real. Those brazen scorpion beastmen would definitely come to check, with the tiger village being their prime target.
The most formidable amongst the tiger tribe merely had three animal stripes. He didn’t feel at ease hibernating that.
Bai Qingqing had a deep realization of what it was like to be rushed!
Under Curtis’s straightforward gaze, she took a quick shower. Before she could put on that animal skin, she was whisked off to the mattress made from animal fur.
Parker boiled some water before replacing the sand in the sandpit. When he returned, he heard the on-and-off moans coming from the tree hole, making him let out a furious roar.
“Ooh ooh ooh! Roar!”
Parker laid down on his belly and hugged a block of wood to sharpen his claws.
This time, it went on for the entire afternoon. Only upon seeing that Bai Qingqing couldn’t take it anymore did Curtis let go of her, even though he hadn’t had quite enough. Parker boiled another basin of water and wiped her body clean.
The next day, Bai Qingqing woke up in a refreshed state. The first thing that came to her mind was—
“Is Curtis asleep?”
Parker held Bai Qingqing’s head down with one paw as he edged closer to her to lick her face.
“Sss~ it really hurts. My skin is dry and tight in the cold season, to begin with. With you licking it, it becomes even dryer. Quickly stop it,” Bai Qingqing said as she dodged from his tongue, her waist feeling so weak it felt as though it didn’t belong to her. She could even sense soreness in her bones.
Parker’s jealousy was triggered. Since Bai Qingqing didn’t let him lick her face, he started licking her hair, turning it from messy to smooth and tamed.
“Ssss—” The abrasion of heavy objects sounded from below. The next moment, the leopard leaped out of the tree hole.
Bai Qingqing’s body relaxed. When she saw Curtis, she said in a delighted tone, “You haven’t gone into hibernation?”
Curtis transformed into a human and said, “It’s very effective.”
Bai Qingqing’s face turned crimson. She lifted the blanket and saw that she was naked.
“Help me retrieve my clothes. It’s too cold, I don’t want to come out.” Bai Qingqing suppressed the desire to stay warm and cozy in her bed and forced herself to say this.
If she continued staying here, she would definitely die from ruptured blood vessels.
Curtis handed Bai Qingqing her clothes, and the latter quickly put them on inside the blanket. Now that she was fully clothed, the laziness quickly wore off.
Bearing in mind the big picture, Bai Qingqing asked cautiously, “How long will this last?”
“I can sleep anytime.” When he mentioned the word “sleep,” Curtis’s eyes went out of focus for a moment, before immediately snapping back to alertness.