Chapter 564: Pregnant Again (2)
Curtis and Parker looked baffled.
Winston, who was frequently away from home, didn’t find it strange. In contrast, he found their reactions even stranger.
“Isn’t that a good thing?”
Bai Qingqing stroked her tummy and felt a hardness on her slightly bulging abdomen. She was indeed pregnant, wasn’t she?
“I haven’t told you this. Actually…” Bai Qingqing walked to the entrance of the tree hole as she spoke. She gazed outwards, and seeing that there wasn’t anyone around, she lowered her voice and said, “I go into heat every month. But unlike the females here, they can conceive after they bleed, but for me, I can conceive any other time of the year apart from those few days in which I bleed.”
Bai Qingqing explained in detail this time, shocking even Parker and Curtis who knew about this since long ago. Much less Winston, who just learned about it.
Parker suddenly said affirmatively and emotionally, “Your tribe must be large!”
Caught between laughter and tears, Bai Qingqing said, “You’re right.”
But it wasn’t at all a good thing to have so many people! There wasn’t even enough s.p.a.ce for everyone to live in! Ordinary folks had to slog for a lifetime in order to afford a home. Case in point, her parents were still paying for the mortgage of their tiny 70 plus square meters apartment even up till now.
Having confirmed she was pregnant, the three males in the family broke into joy.
“Whose is it this time? Will it be mine? It must be mine!”
Parker was so excited that his golden eyes shrunk into vibrant vertical slits, exuding the glow of confidence. “It’s been over a month since the earliest instance we mated. If it were Curtis’s, you’d be due to give birth by now. So, it must be mine.”
Curtis cast him a sarcastic sideways glance and said coldly, “With me ahead of you, you think you have a chance?”
“Ooh!” The two whiskers by Parker’s mouth flared up as he let out an angry low growl.
Bai Qingqing touched her nose and gazed towards the silent Winston.
Why wasn’t he saying anything? Did he not want kids? That couldn’t be right. Looking at his eyes, he obviously cared very much about the baby in her tummy.
Winston’s eyes s.h.i.+ned brightly, yet he neither fought nor vied for anything. All of his attention was focused on Bai Qingqing.
Realizing she was looking at him, Winston asked gently, “Are you hungry? You didn’t eat much at noon because of the feast tonight. I’ll go back and get you some food. We’ll cook it ourselves.”
The leopard and snake, whose gazes were locked in battle, entered a ceasefire. Parker said, “Qingqing, now that you’re pregnant, can I add more meat?”
“Sure, sure, add plenty of meat!” Bai Qingqing instantly said. Recalling the pungent smell of the mutton earlier, she added, “Other than mutton, anything is fine. Fattier meats would be good.”
“Okay.” Winston, who was responsible for hunting, left on being given instructions. Parker, too, immediately went down the tree to prepare, leaving only Curtis and Bai Qingqing in the tree hole.
After getting over the initial euphoria, Bai Qingqing lowered her head and gazed at her tummy, feeling joy well up in her heart.
Since she was pregnant, she must give birth to the baby. Thus, she ought to take good care of her fetus.
“Curtis, let’s go down, too. The moon is really big tonight, let’s go out to admire it,” Bai Qingqing said as she pulled his hand.
Curtis scooped her up casually. Taller than Bai Qingqing by two heads, he looked like he was carrying a child.
“Okay.” In an excellent mood, he carried her and slithered down the tree hole.
“Roar roar roar~”
The leopard cubs instantly came to their mommy’s feet and bounced as they roared at her.
“You three found out about it?” asked Bai Qingqing.
Next to them, Parker replied, “They can understand the common language spoken by the beastmen by now.”
Only then did Bai Qingqing feel that the cubs she gave birth to weren’t actual wild beasts, but beastmen who could one day transform into humans.