Chapter 850: On the Road to the Desert (2)
Bai Qingqing looked at the golden sand and said, “Why not transform your tail into legs, then I’ll use animal skin to wrap them up. It won’t be scalding that way.”
Curtis continued to wave his tail calmly, smiling, and said, “No need.”
“Alright, then. If you can’t stand it, call for me,” Bai Qingqing said.
Bai Qingqing’s spine kept on rubbing from the jolting and it felt very uncomfortable. She decided to just lay down on Parker’s back, wrapping her arms around his neck and closing her eyes to rest.
After being in this pose for a while, the leopard under her seemed to have turned into a cradle, and Bai Qingqing fell asleep unknowingly.
At noon, Bai Qingqing was woken up from the heat.
Her back was covered by snakeskin clothing, which helped to release heat. However, her neck, arms, legs, and the back of her head that were exposed felt as if they were going to be cooked.
Bai Qingqing touched the back of her head and immediately gasped.
Her palm was scalded by her air.
Bai Qingqing rubbed her hair messily and then immediately looked worried toward Curtis and An’an.
Curtis’s tail was gleaming in white light from being scorched by the hot sun, making it hard for one to open their eyes to see it. An’an was completely wrapped up by Curtis, and Bai Qingqing couldn’t see her condition clearly.
“Stop for a moment,” said Bai Qingqing, patting Parker’s shoulder.
Howl! Parker ran a few steps more from the inertia before coming to a stop.
Bai Qingqing got off the leopard and stepped on the sand with her bare feet. “Ahh!” She let out a shriek and quickly climbed up onto him.
Parker cooperated and lowered his body, allowing Bai Qingqing to lean on his back.
“Ow ow ow! It’s so hot!” Bai Qingqing rubbed the soles of her feet against each other.
Her feet quickly felt cool as a pair of big hands that felt slightly cold wrapped around her legs, taking away some of the heat.
Bai Qingqing straightened her spine and turned her neck to look back. It was really Curtis.
“Thank you.” Bai Qingqing smiled.
At the next instant, Bai Qingqing saw that An’an had been placed on the floor. She was waving her limbs around like a seven-spot ladybird on its back.
Bai Qingqing cried out, “Curtis, quickly carry An’an up! The floor is very hot!”
Curtis could only let go of her feet and carried An’an up again. He touched her back, and, as expected, it was very hot. He threw an apologetic glance toward her.
Bai Qingqing glared at him.
A quick-witted tiger beastman removed the luggage on his back, turned into his human form, and lay down the animal skin rug that Bai Qingqing slept on next to Parker.
“You can rest with the female child on the animal skin,” said the tiger beastman.
Bai Qingqing looked at him thankfully. “Thank you.”
The tiger beastman’s tanned face immediately turned a dark red color and his tail wagged vigorously.
Curtis and Parker threw him a glance in unison. It effectively cooled down this tiger beastman’s excitement, and he sheepishly backed off to one side.
Bai Qingqing stepped onto the animal skin. In a short amount of time, the fur was also heated up by the sun.
However, no matter how hot the animal skin was, it wouldn’t scald her feet. Bai Qingqing sat down on the animal skin and said to Curtis, “Pa.s.s An’an to me.”
Curtis changed his snake tail into legs and also walked up the animal skin, handing An’an to her.
Bai Qingqing checked the skin on An’an’s back. A patch of it had turned red, but thankfully, there were no burned marks. Bai Qingqing blew on An’an’s back, her heart aching.
Curtis took a look at An’an’s reddened skin but started to worry about her feet. He sat down next to Bai Qingqing and picked her feet up.
As expected, Bai Qingqing’s soles were also very red.
Bai Qingqing blew on An’an’s skin while Curtis held onto her feet to help her to cool down.