Chapter 568: Cleansing Fish (2)
The cleansing fishes had small appetites, so they finished eating their fills after ten minutes and swam away in a group.
Bluepool blew a large bubble and contained them within it.
Licking her teeth, Bai Qingqing could sense that they had an unprecedented cleanness to them and felt very smooth. She couldn’t help flashing her teeth at Curtis to show off.
“Look, aren’t my teeth white?”
“Ssss—” Curtis pushed his tail and edged closer to her, kissing her with his icy lips.
As there were outsiders around, Bai Qingqing shoved him away by reflex.
Curtis couldn’t hold Bai Qingqing in his snake form, so she successfully shoved him away. However, his tongue was too tightly entangled with hers, causing her to stick out her tongue as they parted.
Curtis retracted his tongue reluctantly. A strand of transparent saliva was yanked out, giving off a glow under the sunlight.
Bai Qingqing hurriedly waved it off and glared at him, feeling a mix of embarrassment and anger. Not daring to look at Bluepool anymore, she crawled to the shore.
Curtis flipped over and watched as Bai Qingqing went away with a smile in his eyes.
“Bunch of unchaste fellows!” Walking with her reddened face, Bai Qingqing wasn’t watching where she was going and found herself bumping into a firm chest.
The counterforce nearly caused her to fall, but a strong and forceful arm held her by her waist and prevented her fall.
“I thought you saw me,” Winston said apologetically.
Bai Qingqing rubbed her aching head. “Winston? Didn’t you say you’d be surveying the topography and would only be back at night?”
Winston showed her the green vegetables in his hands. “I saw some edible grass on the way, so I brought them back for you.”
“There’s spinach here as well!” Bai Qingqing said in a delighted tone. “Thanks, I’ll eat it at noon.”
A beastman of few words, Winston simply gazed at her quietly when he had nothing he needed to say.
Bai Qingqing tried to find a topic for conversation. “Are things going smoothly?”
“Mm. The map of the city has been mostly confirmed.” Winston said, “When the males have free time on their hands, we’ll start the construction. Do you want to go over to take a look?”
Bai Qingqing didn’t agree immediately, for she was used to not going out these days. Her luring the scorpion tribe back then still gave her lingering fears.
The glow in Winston’s eyes dimmed a little. This was a city built for her, a gift prepared for her, and he wanted to show it to her.
“Okay!” Bai Qingqing succumbed to boredom in the end and decided that if she kept quiet, she wouldn’t attract attention easily.
Winston’s eyes lit up instantly as he lifted her with one arm.
She hurriedly circled her arms around his neck to keep her balance.
“You’re pregnant. It’s safer to carry you this way.” As Winston spoke, he started walking out of the village.
Although they had become mates, Bai Qingqing still felt rather distant with him and felt uneasy being held this way by him.
Gazing left and right, Bai Qingqing asked, “Where’s Parker?”
Curtis was taking a shower, so they didn’t bother him.
“He’s away teaching the cubs to hunt,” replied Winston.
And then, it was silence.
Winston walked to the Flos Eriocauli field and broke the silence, something he rarely took the initiative to do. “The construction of the wall begins from the edges of the Flos Eriocauli field. This plot of land will be vacated and left for the younger beastmen.”
Gazing at the sea of flowers in the Flos Eriocauli field, Bai Qingqing got nervous, and her breathing involuntarily underwent some changes.
Acutely sensing that, Winston’s countenance changed, and he hurriedly said, “I’ll show you the other places.”
“Hurhur… okay,” she said.
With Bai Qingqing in his arms, Winston walked one round along the route where the wall was to be constructed. The wall wasn’t built with the village as the center, and instead was built along the river, to ensure that the residents would all have convenient access to drinking water.
Finally, he brought her to the center of the future city—a barren grassland.