Chapter 98: Choosing Who to Sleep With
In the dark house, Bai Qingqing had no idea how she managed to finish bathing under the watchful and glowing eyes of those two beasts.
After finally putting on her clothes, Bai Qingqing had just heaved a sigh of relief when the shadow of a black hand reached out to her.
“I prepared the cotton for you,” Parker said, holding a piece of cotton of appropriate thickness.
“… Thanks.” Bai Qingqing received it with a blus.h.i.+ng face. She bent over and randomly stuffed it into her cotton underwear.
A cold hand touched her face, then Bai Qingqing heard Cortis say, “There’s something dirty on your face.”
Under such an atmosphere, a simple touch was enough to make Bai Qingqing’s heart throb nervously. She touched her face and said, “I deliberately did this. I don’t have much of this, once I finish using them that will be it. I need to use it sparingly.”
Right now, Cortis’s pupils were round, and even the weakest rays of light could enter their depths. Even though it was so dark that she couldn’t even see her hand in front of her, to Cortis, it was as bright as daytime.
Looking at the black dots on Bai Qingqing’s fair skin, Cortis rubbed one black dot off gently with his finger and said, “Is it because there aren’t many males by your side?”
“Mm.” Bai Qingqing nodded. Although initially, it was Parker who forced her to conceal her real looks, after seeing how the tribe behaved, she couldn’t agree more with Parker’s method.
“Those males are too pa.s.sionate. Stop rubbing them away, I’ll have to dot my face again tomorrow.” Bai Qingqing covered her face.
Cortis pulled Bai Qingqing’s hand down and took the wet towel from her, gently wiping away the black dots on her face.
“No need to be scared. I’ll protect you in the future. I won’t let the other males hara.s.s you. You can stay pretty.”
Bai Qingqing was very tempted for a moment. But very quickly she shook her head and said, “No, I don’t wish to attract others’ attention. Even if you beat them up and make them go away, they’ll still peek at me secretly. I think I should just stay ugly this way.”
“Not ugly,” Cortis said immediately. However, he stopped insisting on making her wash her face. He didn’t like the idea of his female being peeked at by other males either.
Seeing Cortis say all the nice things, Parker started panicking. He concurred. “Right, even with freckles on her face, Qingqing still looks very pretty.”
Although the snake beastmen were indeed cold, it turned out when they talked sweet nothings to the females they weren’t any inferior to the other beastmen. So cunning.
Which girl didn’t like being complimented on her looks? Feeling a little shy, Bai Qingqing pushed them away and walked towards the bedroom. “I’m going to sleep now.”
The two males instantly followed.
The night sky was clear, and the three moons illuminated the ground. The bright moonlight shone in through the windows, casting a faint glow over the entire bedroom.
Bai Qingqing stood before the pile of gra.s.s, her shadow cast upon it. On the left and right side of her shadow, there was a long shadow each.
She suddenly felt that this night wasn’t over yet.
“Qingqing.” The slightly shorter shadow took a step forward, pouncing onto the soft pile of gra.s.s. Parker patted the empty spot next to him and said, “Let’s sleep.”
Eyes narrowing, Cortis hooked Bai Qingqing’s waist with his snake tail and s.h.i.+fted his body next to the pile of gra.s.s. “Xiao Bai will sleep on top of me.”
In the past, he would always directly curl Bai Qingqing to him, but he didn’t do that tonight. He wanted to see who Bai Qingqing would choose.
The snake’s and leopard’s eyes met. The sounds of swords clanging against each other could almost be heard.
Bai Qingqing placed a hand on the snake’s tail, but she didn’t move her body. “I’m afraid of the cold.”
She wasn’t lying. Although it was very hot in the summer, it did get very cold at night. Back then, even when she was healthy she felt a little cold at night and didn’t need to sleep with the fan or air-conditioning on or something, which was perhaps a good thing.