Chapter 959: Confessing to Curtis (2)
Bai Qingqing saw that his att.i.tude was casual, so she reckoned he wasn’t resisting the desires in his heart that much. She anxiously grabbed his hand and placed it on her abdomen.
“Our baby is yet to be born. You said I’m carrying a female baby this time. Can you bear to see her fatherless the moment she’s born? I want to look after our female baby with you and watch as she grows up.” Bai Qingqing’s tear-filled eyes were filled with a plea.
A satisfied and swollen sensation welled up in Curtis’s heart. He felt that this life had not been lived in vain having found a spouse who loved him so much.
Raising his head and gazing at An’an lying in Winston’s arms, Curtis was visibly moved, and he started feeling a sense of antic.i.p.ation towards the future.
“I’ll try my best.”
“I don’t want you to try your best. I want you to live!” Bai Qingqing ordered as she gazed sternly at him with that pet.i.te face of hers all scrunched up.
Curtis suddenly chuckled. With such a partner who cared so much about him, how could he bear to leave? Moreover, who would protect her if he left?
“I’ll listen to you.” Curtis obliged.
Only then did Bai Qingqing feel at ease. She felt that, with Curtis’s resilient nature, so long as he willed it so, he definitely wouldn’t be defeated by the venom. With this thought, she felt more steady at heart.
For the sake of Parker and Winston’s safety, Bai Qingqing proposed, “Why don’t you guys bring An’an back first? I will stay here alone with Curtis.”
The unanimous response from all the males startled Bai Qingqing.
Winston could keep quiet about everything else, but since this matter concerned her safety, he couldn’t stand by and remain quiet.
Winston said in a resolute tone, “When Curtis’s poison acts up, no one can guarantee what he will do. He might unconsciously commit a grave mistake. We can’t leave!”
Recalling Curtis’s horrifying actions last night, Bai Qingqing felt a lingering fear.
Winston continued, “The scorpion tribe is still keeping a close look on us in the vicinity, ready to pounce on us any moment. We should try to leave as early as possible. It’s just that Curtis’s poison will be acting up frequently these few days, which makes it more difficult for us to move through the desert. So, it’s better to stay a few more days in the oasis. After the full moon’s night is over, Curtis’s poison would have stabilized, and we will return to the village right away.”
Of course, that was if Curtis managed to push past the ordeal.
Bai Qingqing felt that what he said made sense. She glanced at Parker, then at Curtis. Seeing that they were in agreement, she didn’t say anything.
Curtis wasn’t in much better of a state as compared to yesterday when his poison acted up. Because he had vented maniacally last night, he only regained his clarity of mind by the time the skies turned bright. After all, he only underwent a flare-up of emotions in the day, and the hallucinations didn’t appear frequently.
He, too, had realized that he was under the influence of the scorpion venom and had restrained the killing intent screaming in every cell of his body.
When he promised Bai Qingqing he would try his best earlier, he wasn’t being perfunctory, for he had started implementing it starting back when they met up.
Right now, Curtis found both Parker and Winston an eyesore. He scooped up Bai Qingqing from the floor and walked towards the grotto.
“You two should find a place to hide from me,” Curtis said without turning his head. He could go back on his word at any moment.
Parker, who was so furious that he clenched his teeth, insisted on following them. Only when the angered Curtis a.s.sumed a posture of chasing after him, did he sprint off with his tail between his legs.
Curtis absolutely did that on purpose!
As such, the few of them stayed another few days in the oasis.
Curtis was considered pretty normal during the day, but when night fell, he would go berserk. Though, he didn’t hurt Bai Qingqing hiding inside the grotto and merely vented his energy outside.
In the blink of an eye, full moon night was here again.
Bai Qingqing, who was adamant about not leaving Curtis, hid in the grotto and waited for night to descend. Winston, Parker, and the rest were still hiding under that rock opposite.
Tonight wasn’t only Curtis’s night of life or death—how An’an’s residual poison would play out depended on tonight as well.