He quietly walked to Bai Qingqing's side and crouched down to block the sea breeze.
The sleeping Bai Qingqing subconsciously used her hand to cover her slightly bulging tummy, possibly because it got colder.
Muir immediately snapped out of her thoughts and caressed her face. "Are you cold? Let's go back to the nest to sleep."
The next morning, the sky and ocean were painted red by the gentle sunlight and the air was salty. The crisp chirps of the young birds woke the soundly sleeping Bai Qingqing.
"Mmm~" Bai Qingqing opened her eyes. It was pitch black in front of her. She thought the sun hadn't risen yet and moved around, only to discover that she was surrounded by warm feathers and suddenly realized she was in Muir's wings.
Muir's voice could be heard from above, giving Bai Qingqing an affirmative reply.
A few rays of sunlight shone into the room. Bai Qingqing narrowed her eyes and said, "The sun's up. We should get up too."
Muir reluctantly folded his wings, taking away Bai Qingqing's source of warmth. The morning air was so frigid that she hugged her body tightly.
"Screech screech screech—"
A few young eagle beastmen, about two or three years old, circled their nest and chirped happily.
[I didn't know our wings could keep females warm,] a young eagle said, seemingly surprised.
The young eagles spread out their wings and looked at the size of them. A few of them nearly fell from the sky while doing so.
As she looked at Muir, who was currently flapping his wings, Bai Qingqing suddenly understood what the young eagles were doing. Her mouth twitched and her face flushed.
"I'll take you to find some fresh water to shower with," Muir said as he transformed into a human.
"Ah, okay." Bai Qingqing turned around and adjusted her tube top.
Shit. I must've eaten too much last night. My tube top's tighter than it was yesterday. I can barely breathe in this.
Am I experiencing puberty for the second time?
Bai Qingqing clenched her jaw. Her chest hurt since the tube top was too tight.
"Are you feeling unwell?" Muir's magnetic voice could be heard from behind. Bai Qingqing immediately dropped her hands to her sides and turned around.
"No. I just needed to fix my clothes."
Muir's gaze fell upon Bai Qingqing's well-endowed chest for a few seconds, causing his masculine, tan face to flush red. "I'm glad you're okay. Let's go."
Muir brought Bai Qingqing to a freshwater source. It was surrounded by dense trees and had clean water. Animals often came here to drink water.
"Stay close to me," Muir said simply.
Bai Qingqing quietly looked at the animal footprints by the lake and nodded in understanding.
"It's beautiful here." Bai Qingqing drank a few mouthfuls of water before looking up to admire the scenery.
The plants by the sea were brightly colored as if they were part of a gorgeous watercolor painting. Wind that was mixed with abundant oxygen constantly blew through the forest and felt comfortable when it blew on their faces.
"This place is better than the City of Beastmen and the Camel Hump Valley," Bai Qingqing exclaimed.
The corner of Muir's mouth curved up. He pointed a large, straight tree and said, "Then, let's build a nest here, okay?"
"No, no, no. I have to ask Curtis and Parker." Bai Qingqing shook her head in panic. She scanned the scenery with her peripheral vision and couldn't help but daydream.
Curtis and Parker can climb trees, so they can probably live on them. They can even live in tree holes.
Mm. I'm the only one who'd have a bit of trouble.
Not daring to look at Muir's expression, Bai Qingqing lowered her head and didn't notice the murderous look on his face.
Muir decided not to take a detour and brought Bai Qingqing straight back to the Sea Cliff as he couldn't bear to see her suffer. This created his biggest underlying problem.
Curtis and Parker were probably still able to sense Bai Qingqing, so it was only a matter of time before they found the two of them. They probably only had the next few days to themselves.