Following that, a pale body climbed in from outside.
Having not eaten a morsel for several months, his body appeared a tad thin, but his hair remained a vibrant shade of red, draping over his shoulders like smooth silk. His face, which wore a smile, was still as handsome as ever, in a soft and gentle way.
His slim and long eyes always gave off a sinister vibe, but when that female’s figure was reflected in those blood-red eyes, his gaze was instantly injected with a hint of gentleness and affection.
Bai Qingqing froze for a moment, before beaming broadly and calling out to him in delight, “Curtis?”
Curtis, too, responded with a smile. He slithered in through the window and embraced the partner that threw herself into his embrace.
Taking in a deep breath, the air in his nostrils were filled with his spouse’s pleasant scent, making Curtis let out a satisfied sigh as he rubbed his smooth and fair chin against the top of Bai Qingqing’s head.
“I’ve missed you very much.” Even though they weren’t actually apart.
Bai Qingqing hugged his icy body tightly and said in a muffled voice, “I missed you a lot too.”
When he heard this, Curtis couldn’t help but tighten his hold around the soft and warm female in his arms.
“Where did you hibernate?” Bai Qingqing looked up at his face and asked.
Curtis lowered his gaze and looked at the floor.
Bai Qingqing opened her mouth in shock. “Surely you didn’t… hibernate under the bedroom?”
“Mm.” Curtis gave an affirmative reply.
Bai Qingqing sputtered with laughter. “Hahahaha… did you know we dug a hole beside it?”
“I do,” Curtis replied blandly.
Bai Qingqing laughed even harder now. In fact, she laughed so hard that she had to hold her stomach as she continued speaking, “Back then, I… actually said that it would be hilarious if we ended up digging and finding you. To think you really were under the bedroom then. Hahahaha…”
Though Curtis didn’t know what was so funny about this, seeing his spouse look so happy, he curled his lips as well.
“Where were you sleeping?” Bai Qingqing asked as she gazed around the room.
Curtis swept his tail out of the nest and slapped the animal skin blanket with the dark red edge of his tail. He said, “Under this slab stone.”
Bai Qingqing’s heart throbbed. Though she could guess what the answer was, she feigned ignorance and asked, “Why here, of all spots?”
“Because I’m nearest to you here.” He could even hear the fragile and light heartbeats of his spouse while Snow was sleeping.
Curtis reached out to stroke Bai Qingqing’s face. That warm temperature, that soft touch, made him reluctant to tear away from her.
Bai Qingqing smiled at him. Clearly, they had been married for a long time, yet when they gazed into each other’s eyes like this, she could still feel her heart beating furiously.
Perhaps that was what they meant by “absence makes the heart grow fonder.”
Bai Qingqing twisted her head away uneasily.
The bedroom only consisted of three slab stones, and the slab stone upon which the nest was located was rather near to the bed-stove.
Bai Qingqing asked curiously, “With the fire there every day, did you feel hot?”
“I merely felt dry,” replied Curtis.
Bai Qingqing glanced up at him and saw that his lips indeed appeared a little dry. She hurriedly retreated from Curtis’s embrace and strode to the table to fetch him a cup of warm water.
“Quickly drink this.”
Curtis cast a glance at the exquisite and thin porcelain cup with engraved floral prints but didn’t take it from her. Instead, he bent over and put his lips to the edge of the cup.
Bai Qingqing glared at him as she raised the cup for him.
Clang clang clang.
Parker paced up and down, the iron claws on his feet making screechy noises against the slab stone as he did so, as though urging them to hurry up.
That noise was extremely ear-piercing even to a human. A layer of goosebumps rose over Bai Qingqing’s body, making her hurriedly raise the cup for Curtis to quickly finish drinking the water.