344 Muir“s Plea
Gripping his fists forcefully, Muir felt an upheaval of emotions. The desire to become more powerful had never been stronger.
He wanted to kill them so badly!
So long as they were dead, he would be able to live out the rest of his days with Bai Qingqing, just the two of them alone. He would bring her far away from the other beastmen and be with her forever.
But all this must be built on the foundation of him being sufficiently strong enough.
Eh? Why isn't he talking? Was he hurt by my words?
Bai Qingqing peered into the water and saw the reflection of Muir standing behind her in the water. No idea if it was due to his proximity, but she felt her heart skip a beat for some reason.
Bai Qingqing's feet involuntarily took a step forward. The next second, she felt a pair of iron hoop-like firm arms tighten around her. The chest pressed against her back was hard and solid like a rock.
"Muir! What are you doing?" Bai Qingqing shouted.
Muir bent over and pressed his face against the top of Bai Qingqing's head, his deep voice exuding a sense of pain.
"Don't abandon me!" Muir closed his eyes as he rubbed against the top of Bai Qingqing's head. "I love you! I can't live without you…"
Apart from the physical pain from being held in such a tight embrace, Bai Qingqing also felt a pain in her heart.
She closed her eyes ruthlessly. No, no, no, absolutely no way!
Her relationship with Winston was still in an ambiguous state, and here came another Muir…
Bai Qingqing was both afraid and anxious. She swore to herself that she would never come into contact with other single males again. She really couldn't handle it!
"No, I've said before that I want only Curtis and Parker," Bai Qingqing said with clenched teeth.
Muir held Bai Qingqing even more tightly and said, after kissing her on the top of her head, "Can you just let me stay by your side? I only want to be your companion. I only wish to protect you."
"I don't want kids. I don't ask that you love me. I don't want anything else. You'll merely have one more male protecting you. Is that alright?" Towards the end, Muir sounded like he was pleading.
Bai Qingqing paused for a moment. With her head lowered, she kept quiet for a long while.
Oh my god, oh my god! I said I wouldn't be able to handle it, didn't I? Indeed, she wasn't underestimating herself.
Muir loosened his arms around Bai Qingqing dejectedly. The instant she regained her freedom, Bai Qingqing ran forward.
Plop! Bai Qingqing fell into the water.
Muir hurriedly went into the water. He had just dove into the water, before floating to the surface like a bubble right away.
Darn it. Even in his human form, it was hard for him to dive into the water. His powerful respiratory system, as well as his feathers that transformed into skin when he morphed, were both resistances that prevented him from diving into the water.
Muir spat out all the air in his chest and was about to dive in once more when ripples formed in the water in front, following which Bai Qingqing's head emerged from the surface.
"Pff!" With her head raised, Bai Qingqing spat out clear water and panted heavily. "Gave me such a scare. Why is the water so deep?"
Muir heaved a huge sigh of relief. Gliding his ridiculously long arms through the water as he moved closer to Bai Qingqing, he said, "I was holding you earlier for fear that you would fall into the water. I didn't expect you to fall in."
Bai Qingqing waved a hand and said, "It's fine, I know how to swim."
She was a pretty good swimmer even from back then. And after she met Curtis, her swimming skills improved by leaps and bounds.
As Bai Qingqing spoke, her voice suddenly got stuck in her throat, and her large doggie-like eyes widened into circles at the same time.
"What's the matter?" The nervous Muir increased his speed.
Bai Qingqing hurriedly gestured with her hands for him to quiet down, using minimal movements. The voice she managed to utter out sounded like her throat was stuffed with cotton balls. "Th-th-th-there's a snake…"
"Mm?" Muir's vision swept around him, then towards Bai Qingqing, before finally fixing upon Bai Qingqing's body in the water.
"On your body?"