Chapter 837: Temporary Stay (2)
Oh, no. The leopard cubs were raised to enjoy good food. Even if they wished to eat the food other beastmen gave them, they wouldn’t be able to do it as it wasn’t to their palate.
Ah! It was so worrying!
The reality was that in the tiger village in the far distance, the leopard cubs were sleeping soundly in their nest, hugging bones that still had traces of blood on them.
The scent of the bones attracted many flies and mosquitoes that kept on stinging their noses where they had no fur for protection. This caused them to itch a lot, and they kept waking up.
Woken up by flies once again, Eldest swung his head vigorously to temporarily cast the flies aside. He then took a few bites of meat off the bones and chewed away. His head then tilted as he went back to sleep.
Changing back to Bai Qingqing’s side, Parker’s words had interrupted her imagination.
“Don’t think about it too much. It isn’t convenient to head back now. One of us must carry you while the other one carries An’an. I can’t run fast in my human form. We might as well have a good rest and then quickly return home tomorrow.”
Bai Qingqing was finally convinced.
Parker placed An’an on the gra.s.s pile and said, “Qingqing, you take a seat and get some rest. I’ll start up a fire and then go look for some food.”
“En,” Bai Qingqing replied.
The fire was quickly started and the room was lit up. The wavering firelight caused Curtis’s dark face to flicker.
Without Parker around, the atmosphere instantly became tense.
Bai Qingqing threw a glance at Curtis, then slowly moved closer to him while keeping her hand on her wound.
When she finally reached Curtis’s side, she placed her hand onto his big hand next to him. The hand that always brought her coolness in the hot season now felt a little distant.
Bai Qingqing felt uneasy and said in a soft voice, “Curtis, don’t be angry with me anymore, alright?”
Curtis pretended as if he didn’t hear anything. He closed his eyes and rested.
Bai Qingqing hugged his back and leaned gently on his body. “I’m sorry. And thank you.”
Curtis opened his eyes and looked at her before saying, “What are you thanking me for?”
“Thank you for not killing him. I know that if you wished to kill him, it’d be useless no matter how I threatened you. I knew this from the beginning. The reason I did it was that I wanted to fight for a chance of survival for the little snake. But in the end, it was still up to you to decide to let him off.”
Bai Qingqing looked at Curtis and smiled. “Thank you. You have feelings for him as well, right? I shouldn’t have thought of you in this manner.”
Curtis’s lips curled up coldly, and he said, “Other than fury, I don’t hold any feelings toward him. The only reason I didn’t kill him is that I don’t want you to be sad.”
Bai Qingqing was speechless.
Although Curtis was still very cold, Bai Qingqing felt as if her heart had been soaked in honey.
Since Curtis would let the little snake off so that she wouldn’t be sad even though he had done something so atrocious, then he shouldn’t be too ruthless toward An’an, right?
“Curtis!” Bai Qingqing suddenly called out, her voice filled with vigor, causing Curtis to throw her a strange glance.
Bai Qingqing wanted to immediately tell him about going to the desert, but when the words reached her mouth, they lingered for a while and were eventually swallowed back.
This mustn’t do. Curtis was still feeling angry now. She wanted to tell him everything, not hiding things from him anymore. However, if she were to say it now, Curtis would feel that she had him under control and would create the opposite effect.
“Ah, it’s nothing.”
Curtis looked at Bai Qingqing, and his heart softened. He reached out to embrace her.
This simple act caused Bai Qingqing to feel relieved. Both her body and heart relaxed.
“Oh right, did you catch up to Jean?” Bai Qingqing asked.
“What happened, then?” Bai Qingqing asked as she looked at him.