Chapter 903: The Comical Awakening (1)
With an uncertain look on his face, Winston said, “I’ve been around Flame City for so many years and yet had never discovered this place. How did you find it?”
“Water,” Curtis gave a succinct reply.
Bai Qingqing said, “Yeah, Curtis is great at finding water sources.”
Winston gazed around, still feeling a little uncertain.
He had done a detailed check on the surroundings of Flame City. How could this vibrant oasis have escaped his notice when it was located in such close proximity to the city?
Never mind if it was just him. Considering the fact that none of the rootless beasts living in Flame City had spoken of this oasis, it was rather abnormal.
As An’an was quite filthy as well, Winston carried her into the water and bathed her.
After filling herself with water, Bai Qingqing walked over the scalding sand to Parker’s side.
Now that she got a proper look at the leopard, a look of disdain surfaced on her face.
“So much blood on your fur and you stink. Come, I’ll wash you.” Bai Qingqing dragged the leopard by his leg towards the lake.
Clearly, Parker hadn’t eaten a morsel over these two days, yet his body felt heavier than before. As he laid on the sandy ground, Bai Qingqing wasn’t able to move him.
A snake’s tail extended towards them and, with a smack upon the leopard’s waist, the leopard rolled into the lake.
“Aye, Parker!” Bai Qingqing quickly chased after him.
Parker sank into the water, then floated up like a balloon, bobbing up and down on the water surface.
When Bai Qingqing caught up to the leopard, she flipped him over, then glared at Curtis.
“He’s going to choke!”
“He’s been sleeping for so long. If he still doesn’t wake up, then there’s no need for him to wake up anymore.” Curtis’s att.i.tude was nonchalant as he leisurely swung his tail in the warm water.
Ignoring him, Bai Qingqing pulled Parker to sh.o.r.e, where she cleaned his blood-stained fur.
Bai Qingqing seemed to have scratched a ticklish spot, for Parker suddenly raised his hind leg and maniacally scratched at the spot on the abdomen where Bai Qingqing was scratching.
Bai Qingqing quickly retracted her hand, but it was too late—several red scratch marks could now be seen on the back of her hand.
She suddenly felt a tightening sensation around her waist and, following that, her body—which was floating on the water surface—speedily retreated backward. Very soon, she felt her back pressed against an icy chest.
Curtis held Bai Qingqing’s hand, placed it by his lips, and flicked out his tongue to lick it. After which, he raised his head and glared fiercely at the leopard lying on the pool of water.
Dazed, Parker was still relieving his itch, when he sharply sensed danger. Instantly, the fur all over his body exploded and he jumped into the air as though there were springs attached to his paws. He immediately climbed up a tree that stood at ten-odd meters tall.
The entire set of movements were done in a fluid motion, quick as lightning. All they could see was a blurry golden figure, and the next moment, he had landed steadily on the top of the tree.
Seeing what happened below the tree, Parker paused momentarily, before his expression relaxed and he climbed down hugging the tree branch.
Parker let out a roar. “It’s you guys? Gave me such a scare.”
Curtis paused slightly and marveled internally: So fast!
He flicked out his tongue and let go of Bai Qingqing, before getting up and slithering towards Parker’s tree.
Parker s.h.i.+fted his limbs restlessly and got up. With a twitch of his lips, he let out a low growl from his throat.
What was this fellow trying to do?
Curtis coiled his tail around the middle of the tree trunk and tugged hard. Parker, up on the tree, subconsciously wrapped his arms more tightly around the tree trunk.
And when Curtis loosened his tail the next moment, the slim and long tree trunk sent Parker bouncing off like a spring.
Parker let out a deafening howl that rang for a very long time, before finally landing with a loud thud on the sand.
The delight Bai Qingqing felt when Parker woke up, to the nervousness during their confrontation, all transformed into explosive laughter.
You can’t blame her for laughing. It truly… was too comical.