Chapter 724: An’an Grows Prettier by the Day (2)
“She does look much prettier. This is great! Hahaha…” Roaring with laughter with her head raised and the baby in her arms, Bai Qingqing resembled a female bandit.
The sharp-pitched cry of a baby masked her laughter. With a change in countenance, Bai Qingqing instantly lifted An’an. Alas, it was too late. A wet patch was already imprinted on her stomach.
Now it was Parker’s turn to roar with laughter as he reached out to carry An’an.
Bai Qingqing glared at him, then got up to change her clothes.
Harvey prepared to leave with self-awareness.
The air in the tree hole smelt incredibly murky. There was also the newly introduced odor of pee. Feeling that she was more or less done recuperating, Bai Qingqing wanted to remove the pile of gra.s.s from the entrance to let in the fresh air.
A coa.r.s.e, large hand pinned her hand, covering it entirely.
“You’re in confinement and can’t be exposed to wind,” Winston said seriously.
Bai Qingqing then reached out with her other hand and tried to pry away the gra.s.s. “I’m perfectly fine now. I’ll just allow the breeze to come in for a while and cover it back up later.”
Winston kept quiet and didn’t reply, but his hand remained firmly lodged on the gra.s.s pile. Regardless of how hard Bai Qingqing tried, she couldn’t remove any of it.
“Ah! Just let me take a breather, will you?” Bai Qingqing pleaded. She looked up at him and playfully blinked her eyes, begging in a delicate tone. “Please?”
Winston’s breathing halted, and his heart felt heavily impaled by something, his heart rate rapidly escalating.
Bai Qingqing chuckled in her heart. Quiet tiger, you’re pitting yourself against me?
Winston gulped his saliva and said with a tense face, “No way, you’re in confinement.”
The glee in Bai Qingqing’s eyes instantly transformed into rage. She glared at Winston. “Hmph! I’m not going to talk to you!”
With that, she retracted her hand and stomped back to Curtis’s side with heavy footsteps.
Winston retracted his hands helplessly. He looked at his palms that still carried the body temperature of his spouse, then towards Bai Qingqing’s back view as she left in anger. On top of panic, he also felt his heart flutter due to her response.
Curtis raised his head and flicked out his tongue at Bai Qingqing, looking extremely fatigued. However, as her confinement period lasted for a month, plus they were going to s.h.i.+ft to a new home after that, he had to hold on.
Bai Qingqing’s heart ached to see Curtis in this state. She pinned his head and said, “You should go to the stone castle to sleep first.”
Curtis shook his snake’s head and opened his mouth to yawn. In its open state, his snake’s mouth was wider than his body, and it looked like he could easily swallow Bai Qingqing into his stomach in one mouthful.
His pink gums and thick esophagus were visible behind his pair of sharp and slim fangs. The sight of which made Bai Qingqing feel a sense of trepidation, making her involuntarily s.h.i.+ft her body away.
The nourishment she took in over these three days had allowed her body to recover from its frail state during childbirth, and her supply of milk had increased so much that it was more than enough for An’an. Bai Qingqing felt very troubled over this.
She stroked her aching chest and sat down by Curtis’s side. “Hand An’an over to me.”
“Is the swelling happening again?” Parker looked at her with heartache. After some hesitation, he asked, “But An’an has drunk her fill and fallen asleep. Should I wake her up?”
Bai Qingqing held a hand to her forehead. “Forget it. Since there’s plenty enough for her to drink, just let her continue sleeping. Bring me two bowls.”
“Why do you need bowls?” Winston asked cluelessly.
Parker replied rudely, “Just go get them.”
Too embarra.s.sed to articulate it, Bai Qingqing merely shot Winston a pleading gaze. The latter went down immediately.
Upon hearing the commotion, the three leopard cubs crawled up looking more excited than usual, bouncing up and down in front of their mommy.
Scalp tightening, Bai Qingqing picked up an animal skin and smacked them with it. “Little rascals! You still remember!”