Chapter 1163: You Can’t Afford to Hurt a Plant-Eating Leopard (2)
Bai Qingqing picked up more wild vegetables, looked at Third, then she wanted to feed another cub.
“Howl~” The other two cubs who hadn’t had a taste of it left their mommy’s legs at the same time, feeling a little hesitant yet unwilling to leave. They felt extremely curious about this food that their sister and mommy liked.
They said that mother and children were connected by heart. Although they couldn’t communicate in the same language, Bai Qingqing understood what they were thinking and thus said gently, “Have a taste. If you don’t like it, just spit it out. It’s fine.”
They hesitantly looked toward their daddy. Parker didn’t say anything, and Third looked at his mommy with a hopeful gaze, hoping that she could stand up for him.
Under their mommy’s a.s.surance, both Eldest and Second had a taste of the cold wild vegetable salad.
The reason wild vegetables were called so and hadn’t been exploited by others was that they had a unique taste that not everyone could accept.
The ones they tried today tasted stranger. They might taste delicious to omnivores and herbivores, but to the carnivores, it’d be as if they had eaten an extremely pungent bug (for a better reference, please look into coriander and houttuynia cordata). When they chewed on it, the extremely pungent juice exploded in their mouths.
In addition to how beastmen had considerably lighter taste preference, the condiments for this dish were astringent to them. It was like an ordinary person had drunk a sip of concentrated salt.w.a.ter and garlic water.
Third was just waiting for his older brothers to fall for it. After seeing them revealing h.e.l.lish expressions, he immediately looked toward his mommy, wanting to spit out the food.
Bai Qingqing said in amus.e.m.e.nt, “If you don’t like it, just spit it out. Go spit it into the trash basin.”
“Howl howl howl!”
The three cubs felt as if they had been granted a great amnesty and instantly wanted to run off.
“All of you stop right there!” Parker, who had been watching coldly at the side, suddenly spoke up harshly, giving the cubs such a scare that they froze on the spot.
“Parker.” Bai Qingqing threw a dissatisfied glance at him, feeling both amused and helpless. “If the children don’t like it, then let them spit it out. It’s just some wild vegetables. It’s not wasteful.”
“If we don’t let them have a taste of hards.h.i.+p, they won’t know any restraints and would want to fight to get to eat anything.” Parker looked at the wild vegetables, something that didn’t have a great amount to start with, not wanting to say that he couldn’t bear this bit of wild vegetables. Even if they were his own children, he’d steel his heart to teach them a lesson if they were to dare to s.n.a.t.c.h from Qingqing.
After explaining this to her, Parker then said harshly to the leopard cubs, “All of you swallow it up. If you don’t, you can forget about having dinner tonight.”
“Howl howl howl…”
“Howl howl howl…”
“Howl howl howl…”
All three leopard cubs started howling agonizingly. The wild vegetables were in their mouths and they didn’t dare to move it in the slightest. They looked very pitiful.
“Sigh~” Bai Qingqing felt troubled. She urged the leopard cubs, “Quickly go spit it out. It’s fine.”
The moment the cubs moved, Parker threw them a cold glance. The threat in his eyes was obvious, and it immediately caused their bodies to stop again.
Should they listen to their daddy or their mommy?
They might be able to act spoiled in front of their mommy, but when she wasn’t around, they’d have to withstand their daddy’s stricter and harsher treatment.
At this thought, the cubs came to a decision. They suddenly emitted a weather-worn feeling, as if they were going to face death bravely, their fur fluttered amidst the wind, making one thing of a line from a poem: The wind blew and the sh.o.r.es felt cold, the strong men left and never returned.
They shut their mouths and tried very hard to swallow, wanting to swallow the wild vegetable whole.
However, they had long tasted the horrible taste, and even though they wanted to swallow the vegetable whole, their mind had already labeled it as a “smelly bug”. Their stomach and throat started to rebel, wanting to expel the vegetables.
This biological reaction was commonly known as retching.