Chapter 942: Curtis’s Poison Acts Up (1)
The golden sunlight glistened on the surface of the lake, reflecting on the plants like musical chairs. Even if one were to hide under the shade of a tree, they wouldn’t be able to escape the scrutiny of the sunlight.
The strong wind struck, carrying moisture with it as it blew upon one, bringing about a cooling sensation.
The black and red snake laid at the bottom of the river bed, with only his head nesting on his spouse’s legs and revealing on the water surface under the shade of the tree.
Bai Qingqing gently caressed Curtis’s eyes. In their sleep, snake beastmen’s eyes appeared to be open, but upon a closer look, one would see a semi-transparent retina over each eye, making the eyes appear a tad blurry.
If one didn’t know better, they would likely a.s.sume he was awake.
Having drunk his fill of water, Parker swam to Bai Qingqing’s side. “Qingqing, are you hungry? Do you need me to whip up some food for you?”
Bai Qingqing, who didn’t have much of an appet.i.te, shook her head and said, “I ate before coming out. I don’t feel like eating.”
Hence, Parker let it rest at that. He transformed into a leopard and swam around Bai Qingqing. Winston was taking care of An’an nearby, bathing her with the water warmed up under the sun.
Bai Qingqing let out a sigh and bent over to plant a kiss on Curtis’s snake lips, before saying gently, “Quick, wake up. I miss you so much…”
There was, however, no response from him. It was like he was in winter hibernation. Bai Qingqing felt even more suppressed.
As time went by, Bai Qingqing’s skin started turning wrinkly after prolonged soaking in the water. With Parker’s help, she s.h.i.+fted Curtis under a large tree by the lake.
Holding the snakehead in her arms, she gradually fell asleep. Parker and Winston, who were even more exhausted, ran somewhere near Bai Qingqing one after the other, transformed into their beast forms, and fell asleep.
No one realized the quiet snake eyes flickering. The next moment, those snake eyes regained their clarity.
The first sight that greeted him upon opening his eyes was the gorgeous face of his spouse. The eyes of the snake turned gentle, and a loving look surfaced in his blood-red eyes.
However, when he heard the other two breathing sounds, his countenance changed instantly.
Bai Qingqing was the first to realize that Curtis had awoken. When the weight on her lap lessened, she woke up as well.
Before the delight in Bai Qingqing’s face could show on her face, that delight vanished in the blink of an eye.
Curtis arched his body and looked towards the leopard and tiger beastmen on his two sides, an unmistakable murderous intent emitting from his eyes. He had even already opened his snake’s mouth.
Alarmed, Bai Qingqing yelled, “Guys, hurry and wake up!”
The panicked voice of their spouse caused Parker and Winston to think that she had fallen into danger, making them snap awake instantly. Following that, Parker sensed a horrifying sense of danger, causing the fur all over his body to explode instantaneously.
Parker bounced away by reflex and sprinted several steps away. Only when he reached ten-odd meters away did he turn his head to look and noticed that the killing intent came from Curtis.
Curtis’s first bite at Parker was dodged successfully by the latter, so he targeted his next bite at the tiger beastman.
While Winston’s explosive speed was far inferior to the leopard beastman, thankfully, he was prepared and managed to narrowly dodge Curtis’s fatal blow.
Snapping out of her trance, Bai Qingqing instantly got up and hugged Curtis’s body, asking fl.u.s.teredly, “Curtis, what’s the matter with you?”
She had indistinct speculation in her heart, and it was giving her a splitting headache.
Winston ran to the side opposite Parker and transformed into a human, saying urgently, “This is bad. The scorpion venom is acting up. Qingqing, quick, dodge him!”
By now, everyone knew that scorpion venom was a neurotoxin and had the effect of damaging one’s nerve tissues and creating hallucinations, making one irascible and easily flying into a rage.
Even sober, Curtis would frequently send murderous vibes at Parker. Under the influence of venom, it was perfectly normal for him to want to kill off a love rival.
Winston’s reminder still came too late. Curtis cast a glance at Bai Qingqing, then curled his snake’s tail towards her.