Beauty and the Beasts - Chapter 1026
She kicked at the rainwater playfully while saying, “The heavy rainy season is here again. It’ll then be the cold season soon. One year will pass by just like that. Time passes by so quickly.”
Parker stood behind her, bending over to plant a kiss on the top of her head.
Bai Qingqing was sharp to notice that his emotions weren’t right. She looked up at him, revealing her long, slender, and fair neck, emitting off a fragile beauty.
“Are you unhappy?” As Bai Qingqing spoke, the rolling of her throat added a hint of allure to her beauty.
Parker’s gaze was stuck on her neck and his gaze turned dark. He couldn’t help but raise his hand and stroke it. The touch felt even more smooth and delicate than he imagined, and he couldn’t stop.
His touch made Bai Qingqing feel itchy, and she shrunk her shoulders, lowering her head. She even shivered.
“Don’t play around.” Bai Qingqing feigned fury and said without any deterrent power at all. Instead, it made her look shy and adorable.
Parker hugged her tightly from the back, sighed, and said, “It’s the heavy rainy season. Saint Zachary probably doesn’t dare to act recklessly. I’ll go hunt behemoths.”
The smile on Bai Qingqing’s face turned fainter. She turned to face him, asking softly, “When will you leave?”
“Today.” As Parker said this, he saw in his mate’s eyes that she was unwilling to part with him. He then said softly, “I know that you still have your mind on that prickly fruit tree. This time around, I’ll be leaving very far, and I’ll definitely come across prickly fruit trees. I’ll bring some back for you, then.”
Bai Qingqing wasn’t prepared at all and was a little angry. She said fumingly, “You’re leaving today? I’m not given any preparations at all!”
“The heavy rainy season is the season of going into heat. It’s probably the same for the behemoths. They’d definitely be more ferocious than usual. That’s so dangerous!” She tried to find excuses to let Parker stay behind.
There was no fear on Parker’s face. He said in amusement, “Do you think I’m still the two-striped beastman from when you first met me? Moreover, back then, I was already able to put up a fight against a behemoth. Now that I’ve become a four-striped beastman, you should be worried about the behemoths instead.”
“Is that so?” Bai Qingqing slouched her back, lowered her head, and played with An’an. This was despite An’an not even looking her way at all.
Seeing that Bai Qingqing was so reluctant about this, Parker felt both heartache and happiness, hugging her even more tightly.
“How long will you be away for?” Bai Qingqing stayed quiet for a while before asking.
“I”ll be back when the heavy rainy season ends. I’ll swap with Curtis and let him hibernate, then,” Parker said.
Bai Qingqing buried her head into his warm chest, greedily sniffing his scent and instructing him, “You must be careful. You didn’t rise to a four-striped beastman through fighting your way up, so don’t be arrogant. And don’t kill the female beasts. That’ll obstruct their reproduction.”
“Of course I know that. This is the most basic rule of the forest. I know that even if you don’t say anything.” Parker rubbed Bai Qingqing’s head.
Although the behemoths were absolute disasters for the forest, just the crystals in their bodies were sufficient to let the beastmen take risks to leave them be instead of annihilating them.
Behemoth tides had a greater prowess than insect tides, and the frequency of their occurrences was also much higher. The insect tides could only devour wild beasts and not do anything to the beastmen. The behemoth tide was an annihilating disaster for the beastmen. If they didn’t detect things in advance and go into hiding, villages would only get wiped out. Only the strong males would be able to survive.
“But I didn’t expect you to know this as well.” Parker was quite surprised.
Bai Qingqing rolled her eyes at him, poked his muscular chest, and said, “It’s true that I lack the common knowledge you guys have, but of course I’ll think of such superficial problems. Don’t treat me like an idiot.”
Parker tapped her nose and said in an adoring tone, “I was wrong.”