Chapter 532: Flos Eriocauli Bloomed
Bai Qingqing wasn’t prepared to stop breastfeeding, but when the cold season just passed, the leopard cubs ate meat for one day and didn’t ask her for milk. The next day, there was the episode of the scorpion beastmen’s assault, causing her to fret and completely forget about squeezing milk.
Two to three days passed by. By the time she thought of this, it was too late.
“Be good, go look for your own food. You’ll be able to have a great meal after your father comes back from hunting.”
Bai Qingqing bent over to pat their heads.
The leopard cubs’ main food changed to meat, and their bodies grew rapidly. The length of their backs was already the height of Bai Qingqing’s knees, and their fur also grew thicker.
When Bai Qingqing touched them, she kept having the feeling that she was touching puppies.
Molly would run to the Flos Eriocauli field every day. She had gone this morning, and it wasn’t long before she ran back, looking excited.
Bai Qingqing was feeling upset when she heard Molly say, “Come and take a look! The Flos Eriocauli has bloomed!”
“Really?” Bai Qingqing felt a little happy as well. The field of small white flowers was really beautiful and pleasant to the eye. Moreover, the Flos Eriocauli here had a good symbolic meaning.
Molly nodded vigorously. She lowered her head and saw the leopard cubs looking at her, and pinched one of the cubs by his two ears.
“Howl!” Third’s ears were lifted and the wind blew into them. He shook his head uncomfortably but wasn’t able to break away from the weird auntie’s demonic hands.
Bai Qingqing couldn’t take it and pulled Molly’s hands away.
“Alright, let’s go and take a look. I’ll go tell Curtis. Wait for me,” Bai Qingqing said.
Molly had made an agreement with her very long ago that they’d go to play together once the Flos Eriocauli bloomed. Bai Qingqing remembered their promise from back then and thus agreed despite not really feeling up to it.
“En,” Molly replied, then grabbed onto Third’s head again. “Hehe, when I get into heat, I also want to give birth to such strong and adorable children.”
Curtis was bathing in the waterhole. With the hot season here, he should be shedding his skin soon. He wanted to soak longer in the water to let his snakeskin become softer. When he heard that Bai Qingqing wanted to go to the Flos Eriocauli field, he shook his body with a hint of unwillingness, turning into his human form.
“Where’s Parker?” Curtis asked.
“Hunting. The children wanted food early in the morning,” Bai Qingqing said.
Curtis immediately said, “I’ll go with you.”
Bai Qingqing smiled and said, “No need. You promised Winston that you’ll protect the village. The females are all here, so it’s better that you don’t leave. There are tiger beastmen on guard on the village’s borders. There’s no snow now, so the scorpion beastmen won’t be able to get in that easily. Even if I were to come into danger, won’t you be able to come over instantly?”
Curtis hesitated for a moment before telling her, “Don’t stay too long. Come back quickly.”
“En.” Bai Qingqing nodded in a docile manner.
Bluepool looked at Bai Qingqing through a thick layer of water. With Curtis around, he didn’t dare to come out of the water. He spurted out a small chain of bubbles, feeling upset.
Bai Qingqing and Molly came to the Flos Eriocauli field together with the three leopard cubs.
There was a blue and white flower field within sight, and a strong, elegant, and sweet fragrance permeated in the air.
The Flos Eriocaulis’ scent was the strongest when it first bloomed. When a gust of wind blew, the scent entered their bodies through their pores, making one feel as if their bones had turned limp.
The Flos Eriocauli’s fragrance seemed to have a magical power to attract people closer to it.
Bai Qingqing couldn’t help but walk forward, not caring about the hard and uncomfortable branches under her feet. She only wanted to get over quickly and roll about in the field.
Bai Qingqing found it hard to control herself despite not being from the tiger tribe. Molly started running even more excitedly. The leopards also dashed over quickly after her.