Chapter 10: A Strange Delicacy
Parker took out a garlic bulb from the stone bowl and was about to simply shove it into the meat. Bai Qingqing then tsked and s.n.a.t.c.hed the garlic from him. “You have to wash it first. Do you have any knives at home? They’re tools to cut things up.”
“Do you mean blades? I have a stone blade and an ivory blade.” Parker got up and walked into the house. He then walked out with two daggers. One was light gray and made of stone, while the other was carved from animal teeth and ivory in color.
The ivory dagger wasn’t suitable for chopping vegetables as it was carved in the shape of a crescent moon. Bai Qingqing then took the stone dagger from Parker and said, “This is fine. I’ll go wash the sea—I mean, the medicinal herb.”
“Your ankle’s injured, so just sit down. I’ll be right back.” Parker got Bai Qingqing to sit on the ground, then picked up the bowl of medicinal herbs and stone dagger and walked towards the river, leaving Bai Qingqing with a tall back view. His tail poked out from between the seams of his skirt and curled up in a pleasing way.
This warmed Bai Qingqing’s heart. The whole mate thing aside, this beastman was so nice to her that she couldn’t find fault with him.
Parker returned in no time. Bai Qingqing minced the garlic, ginger, and other seasonings on a stone and then applied them on some wolf meat that had been previously cut. After that, she sprinkled some salt on the meat and roasted it over the open fire.
Bai Qingqing wasn’t very good at cooking, and she was just trying things out.
Before long, a wonderful smell came from the meat. Parker took a huge whiff of it, then sneezed as the smell was too overpowering.
“Oh my G.o.d! What’s this smell?” There was amazement in Parker’s eyes as he sniffed carefully. His mouth couldn’t help but water.
Bai Qingqing knew from the aroma that she had succeeded. Pleased, she raised an eyebrow at Parker and cut a piece of meat with the stone dagger. “Try some.”
Parker took the piece of meat before his brain could react and stopped once he came back to his senses. He immediately thought that he was trying the meat for his female, then calmly placed it in his mouth.
“Mmm!” Parker’s golden eyes suddenly rounded and his vertical pupils dilated. He looked adorable in a dorky way as if he was a kitten who’d just secretly eaten some delicacies.
How did it taste so good? He couldn’t believe it!
“Is it good?” Bai Qingqing licked her lips as she looked at Parker in antic.i.p.ation.
“Mm mm mm!” Parker nodded instinctively, then stopped and chewed calmly. “Yeah, it’s not bad.”
“Tch!” Bai Qingqing rolled her eyes. He clearly loved it. Did he think she couldn’t tell?
Bai Qingqing cut a piece of meat for herself. It tasted good, but the meat was still extremely dry, and it was nothing compared to modern roasted meat. However, there was still a world of difference between the taste of this and that of the meat simply dipped in salt.
At this point, Parker believed that this was how people in Bai Qingqing’s tribe roasted meat, and he no longer worried that the meat was poisonous. He excitedly roasted meat for Bai Qingqing and fed her until she was full, then began to wolf down the rest of the meat.
Bai Qingqing’s eyes widened as she watched Parker devour the rest of the meat. Before long, Parker had finished eating all the wolf meat, and there were only bones left.
Bai Qingqing looked at Parker’s flat and firm abdomen in astonishment. Was this guy’s stomach a compressor?
Parker licked his lips and let out a burp. Satisfied, he said, “Mmm. I haven’t had such a good meal in a long time.”
Bai Qingqing asked him worriedly, “Are you okay?”
Parker gave Bai Qingqing a sidelong glance and said haughtily, “Don’t forget your male’s species. We leopards are carnivores, and we can definitely eat much more than you apes.”
Okay. Bai Qingqing was convinced.