Chapter 700: Parker the Tattletale (2)
“What?” Bai Qingqing yelped.
Woken from sleep, Curtis stuck out his head from his coils and gazed in Bai Qingqing’s direction.
Bai Qingqing looked over and subconsciously shut up.
The sheepish Parker darted his gaze around as he walked to her. With his back facing Curtis, he mouthed the words, “Don’t let Curtis find out…”
Bai Qingqing nodded her head gently.
Curtis merely cast a glance at them, before going back to sleep.
Judging from Parker’s reaction, Bai Qingqing guessed that Curtis knew about the little snake.
Curtis had appealed for the snake beastmen to come out during this attack on the wolf village, so the little snakes must have heard his call as well.
Curtis had always been unwilling for her to meet with the little snakes. Could he have chased the little snake away?
Panicking, Bai Qingqing grabbed Parker’s hand and gazed at his eyes with an enquiring look.
Reading the emotions in her eyes, Parker nodded.
“Ah!” Bai Qingqing smacked her head, about to suffer a mental breakdown. She really wanted to bite Curtis to death!
With all the dangers that lurked outside, it would be wonderful if the little snakes could join their village. Furthermore, with so many females here now, they didn’t have to fret that the little snakes wouldn’t be able to find a companion in the future.
Bai Qingqing glanced over at Curtis. Seeing that he seemed to have fallen asleep, she asked, “Where’s my little snake? Can we still find him now?”
Parker also cast a glance in Curtis’s direction. Feeling a dull pain from the spot hit by him, he lowered his voice and said, “I found the little snake outside the village. My guess is that he came here to look for you, so he wouldn’t leave so easily.”
Bai Qingqing heaved a heavy sigh of relief and patted her chest. “I’m relieved to hear that.”
But at the thought of how floating beasts were lurking everywhere outside the village, she felt incredibly worried.
“How old are they now? Did they get separated from each other? How many of them did you see?”
Bai Qingqing stared fixedly at Parker, making the uneasiness in his heart dissipate by a little. He said, “I only saw one. His thickness is about that of your head, and he’s one-third as long as Curtis. He seems pretty strong.”
A smile involuntarily appeared on Bai Qingqing’s face. She said, “That’s great, that’s great… I must go and take a look at him. Can you help me find him?”
Since Parker was regarding the little snake as an opportunity, of course, he agreed without hesitation. He patted his chest forcefully and said, “Don’t worry, just leave it to me.”
Bai Qingqing revealed a broad grin and kissed him on the face.
With flushed cheeks, Parker gazed around uneasily. Unluckily, he caught sight of the snake, making his heart clench.
“But you’ve got to help me keep it a secret. Curtis forbade me from telling you,” Parker said nervously.
Bai Qingqing nodded vigorously. “I won’t tell him, for sure!”
Parker said, “I’ll go look for him tomorrow. Once I find him, I’ll bring you over to see him.”
As the duo plotted in secret, the lighting in the tree hole had dimmed before they knew it. Hearing movement under the tree, Bai Qingqing felt around for the luminous b.a.l.l.s and stuck it out to illuminate the darkness.
“It’s me.” Winston crawled in. The sight of his mate’s face washed away his fatigue.
Bai Qingqing s.h.i.+fted towards Parker to clear some s.p.a.ce for Winston to sleep. She said, “Did you see the food we left for you on the first story? We’ve already eaten, you’re the only one who hasn’t.”
“I saw that. Came up after finis.h.i.+ng the food.” As Winston replied, he walked to the nest and added, “Also, I’ve taken a bath.”
Bai Qingqing said, “The food has turned cold, hasn’t it? I won’t lecture you for going out on a rainy day to build the house, but you’ve got to come back earlier so that you get to eat warm food at the very least.”
Winston’s expression grew gentle as he gazed at her. However, he didn’t give her any promises regarding this.