Beauty and the Beasts - Chapter 696 - Only Had Himself to Blame

Chapter 696 - Only Had Himself to Blame

Chapter 696: Only Had Himself to Blame


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Bai Qingqing and Curtis were the only ones left in the tree hole now. Curtis held her in his embrace and ran his fingers through her mildly wavy hair, slowly combing through it, a joyous expression on his face.

Bai Qingqing also held his hair strands in her hands and toyed with it. She asked casually, “Are you in a good mood?”

“Mm,” Curtis responded in a bland tone.

“Eh?” Bai Qingqing was shocked to hear that he had moments like this where he was happy for no reason.

“What joyous thing happened on your trip for you to be so happy?” Bai Qingqing asked with keen interest.

Curtis’s blood-red lips curled in a happy arc, and he responded, “Mm.”

Even more shocked now, Bai Qingqing shook his arms and asked urgently, “Quick, tell me!”

Curtis merely revealed a faint smile.

Dying of curiosity, Bai Qingqing rode on his body and pleaded. “I beg of you to tell me. Since you deliberately sent Parker away to be alone with me, does this have something to do with me?”

Curtis raised a brow and replied the same thing, “Mm.”

“Really?” Though surprised, she couldn’t pry open his mouth to speak, so she despicably deployed the honey trap.

With a big belly separating the two of them, Bai Qingqing edged her face closer to Curtis’s face and used the same tactic he frequently used to seduce her—blowing air at him.


The moment she blew that puff of air, Bai Qingqing couldn’t help sputtering with laughter.

Rendered helpless, she gazed at Curtis with an aggrieved look, her large eyes that were slightly drooping at the sides appearing as pure and bright as that of a baby animal’s.

“Please, please tell me.”

Under the stare of such a pair of eyes, regardless of how cold Curtis’s heart was, he succ.u.mbed to her. He said defeatedly, “I saw you.”

“Ah?” Bai Qingqing suspected she heard wrongly. She then recalled that since the ape king could conjure up images, that since he was able to even show them the images of her in the modern ages, perhaps Curtis had seen the image of her at the ape king’s place?

“Was it the ape king? What did he show you?” Bai Qingqing asked nervously. She had no idea that the images he conjured could harm one, and the only thing worrying her was that the ape king had shown Curtis the image of her copulating with Winston. That would be disastrous.

He would definitely kill Winston.

Curtis continued to smooth out Bai Qingqing’s hair as he said confidently, “He can’t harm me. He merely showed me what I desired to see the most.”

“And what is that?” Relief washed over Bai Qingqing. At the same time, she realized that her guess couldn’t have been correct, for if it were the case, Curtis wouldn’t be in such a joyous mood, and would be br.i.m.m.i.n.g with killing intent instead.

What he desired to see the most? Surely he didn’t show Curtis her naked body? The ape king was such a pervert!

Eh… that couldn’t be right, either. Curtis could look at her naked body any time he wished, anyway.

Under Bai Qingqing’s curious gaze, Curtis said calmly, “I saw that you only wanted me as a spouse, that you only wish to spend the rest of your life with me.”

Bai Qingqing froze, then fell silent.


Curtis pressed a finger against her lips, gloominess hidden in the depths of his eyes. Yet, on his face, he wore a faint smile. “Precisely because I knew that was only a conjured image, that’s why I’m all the more enamored.”

Bai Qingqing couldn’t fathom why.

Curtis said slowly, “In reality, even if I was given a chance to choose again, I would make the same arrangements all over again. You don’t have to feel guilty. It’s my fault for being unable to take care of you well and have to borrow the strength of other males. If I have to blame someone, I can only blame myself.”

Curtis pulled Bai Qingqing into his arms and closed his eyes. “I don’t want you to die.”

Eyes stung with tears, Bai Qingqing hugged Curtis back. “With the three of you by my side, I’m well taken care of. I don’t want anyone else, only you three!”


Curtis c.o.c.ked his head sideways and kissed her lips.