Chapter 264: I Like You Too
Curtis transformed into his complete beast form, opening his mouth and baring two sharp fangs that were like scythes. He then charged out toward Parker at lightning speed.
With a kick, Parker leaped toward the window. He was already a three-striped beastman and had been prepared, thus managing to escape from the snake’s mouth.
At the instant Parker landed, he instantly took on his leopard form and quickly ran off. The huge snake also slid out from the window.
Bai Qingqing quickly picked up her coat, casually put it on, and gave chase.
“Curtis! Parker!” Bai Qingqing chased after them barefooted. The ground was frozen stiff and it felt very uncomfortable. She started to clench her teeth after running for a bit.
Ssss, it hurts so much!
“Don’t leave me behind by myself!” Bai Qingqing shouted loudly.
Curtis immediately stopped his chase, gave up on the leopard he was about to bite, and turned to look back toward Bai Qingqing. The leopard ran a few more steps before coming to a stop as well.
Bai Qingqing heaved a big sigh of relief and slowed down, tiptoeing closer toward Curtis. “Let me explain.”
Curtis bared his fangs and curled her up with his snake tail with so much force that it seemed as if he was going to crush her.
“Be gentler, it’s getting hard to breathe.” Bai Qingqing frowned, feeling uncomfortable. She then waved her hand toward the leopard not far away. “Go and hunt!”
“Howl—” Parker let out a cry and then turned to run for a bit before turning back, feeling worried. It was only after he could no longer see them that he ran freely.
Curtis returned home, curling Bai Qingqing with his tail, and didn’t turn back to his human form. His big red eyes glared at Bai Qingqing, and the magnified pupils made it even easier for one to tell the emotions behind them.
The glazed-like pupils were contracting, overflowing with grief.
Bai Qingqing’s heart ached for him, and she touched Curtis’s heart. The icy-cold feeling allowed her to calm down. “I do like Parker. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have agreed to become mates with him.”
The snake eyes contracted abruptly, and the fragile emotions turned into determined killing intent.
Bai Qingqing sat up and planted a kiss on Curtis’s forehead, rubbing her face intimately against his. “But I like you as well.”
Bai Qingqing’s gaze landed on the snake mark on her ankle and she smiled, saying, “If you didn’t forcibly leave a mark on me after we mated for the first time, you’d definitely be the one to appear on my chest.”
Curtis was stunned. He turned into his human form and pushed Bai Qingqing away as if in shock.
“That’s impossible!” Curtis bellowed out in panic.
How could a snake beastman be truly loved by a female? In the legacy he had inherited, there had never been a lucky snake who could leave their spousal mark on a female’s chest. Snow was so beautiful and all the males who wooed her were the most outstanding. How could she possibly like him?
“Why is it impossible?” Bai Qingqing asked. This was the first time she had seen Curtis lose his cool like that, but she felt sweet inside. “You treat me very well, so is it strange for me to like you?”
Curtis stared at Bai Qingqing, his gaze seeming as if he was looking at a monster. “It’s only because of this?”
Bai Qingqing was stared at so much that she touched her face. “Is this not enough?”
Curtis remained silent for very long, but he suddenly let out a soft laugh. “You’re really not like a female.”
Bai Qingqing kept quiet, not giving a reply. She didn’t grow up in this world and would probably never be able to learn how to treat a male’s love as non-existent.
“Can you stop fighting with Parker? We should be united now and get rid of the ape king!” Bai Qingqing leaned in Curtis’s embrace, her heart wrenching as she recalled Shuu’s death scene.
Curtis said, in a good mood, “If you want to get rid of him, it can be done at any time. Since you want to have some fun first, then I’ll go along with you.”
Bai Qingqing was speechless. “Uhh…” She suddenly had the feeling that it wasn’t a difficult task to get rid of the ape king.
When Parker came back, there wasn’t any hostility left. The detestable snake beastman only glared at him, no longer having any killing intent in his eyes. This didn’t fit Curtis’s character.
As expected, all males would go through drastic changes after having a mate. It was the same even for snake beastmen.