Chapter 526: The Flos Eriocauli Germinated
“Leopard cubs are like that.” The amused Parker poked Bai Qingqing on her smooth forehead. “Tiger cubs and wolf pups also have flat mouths when they are just born. Have you never seen leopards and tigers before?”
“No.” Bai Qingqing confessed honestly. She had seen a dog before, but not a newborn one.
She suddenly felt a weight upon her arms as her three cubs bit her sleeves to vent their emotions.
Bai Qingqing stroked their heads one by one and coaxed. “Not ugly, not ugly. My babies are the prettiest.”
She coaxed the cubs a long time before they finally calmed down and drifted off to slumberland next to their mother.
The next morning, thirty young and strong tiger beastmen set off for the sea with the entire tribe’s food on their shoulders.
As the weather grew increasingly warm, Bai Qingqing could no longer bear to stay indoors after tolerating it for several months. Seeing that the weather was pleasant today, she went out of the tree hole for a breather.
The acc.u.mulated snow had melted and moistened the earth. Tender gra.s.s had grown from the soil, and the air was filled with botanical fragrance mixed with the scent of soil.
Bai Qingqing took in a deep breath, feeling the vigor of spring infuse into her internal organs.
Not far away stood a female under a tree, staring fixedly at her.
Bai Qingqing took a close look and revealed a delighted look when she realized who it was. “Becky!”
Ford fixed the hat tightly on Becky and said, “I was just encouraging her to come out to walk around, but she had refused. I’m glad you showed up.”
“Leave it to me.” Bai Qingqing gazed at Becky up close and saw that her eyes were evasive; she seemed eager to hide.
“Let’s go out for a walk, no one is going to hurt you.”
Molly had filled up a small bag with potatoes and was looking for Bai Qingqing to play with her. At the sight of her, she shouted, “Bai Qingqing! Let’s go and check if the Flos Eriocauli has germinated!”
Startled by the voice, Becky subconsciously squirmed into Ford’s arms. The latter hurriedly circled his arms around her to calm her down.
Bai Qingqing glared at Molly, who shrugged in return. She said, much more softly this time, “I want to go and see the Flos Eriocauli. Are you coming with me?”
Bai Qingqing didn’t wish to go somewhere far, but as she gazed at Becky, she decided to let her make the decision.
“Becky, do you want to go?”
To everyone’s surprise, Becky nodded after a moment’s hesitation, and even uttered out an “Okay.”
Ecstatic by her response, Bai Qingqing decided to set off right away.
“Wait a minute, I’m bringing along my mates,” Bai Qingqing said, then ran back home.
With Parker and her leopard cubs going along with them, the entourage set off for the Flos Eriocauli field.
The Flos Eriocauli field was covered in green, looking even better than the ones grown in the village.
As there weren’t tall plants in the field, when the sun shone upon it, the females couldn’t stand the heat in their thick clothing. Molly and Becky both removed their animal skin coat.
“Why aren’t you removing your clothes? It’s so hot.” Molly felt hot just looking at Bai Qingqing, who was wrapped up in thick fur like a bear.
Bai Qingqing flushed. Tiny beads of perspiration had formed on her face. “I’m not hot.”
F*ck. She had made all the clothes she needed to wear in the cold season but forgot to make a tube top for the hot season. She was naked inside, so how could she remove her clothes?
Wait a minute. Bai Qingqing suddenly recalled that she had yet to squeeze out milk for her cubs today!
As the cubs had filled their tummies with plenty of meat yesterday, they didn’t pester her like they usually did. That was the reason she hadn’t squeezed even once up till now.
… It was time to wean them off breastmilk.
Molly cast a strange look at her but didn’t ask her any questions. She laid on her belly as she took in the scent of the Flos Eriocauli. “Ah! It’s this smell.”
“Is there a need to show such a great reaction?” Bai Qingqing also sniffed the flowers but didn’t detect any difference.
Molly said, “I’m coming of age this year. Sniffing Flos Eriocauli will help me go into heat.”