Chapter 121: Who Did Bai Qingqing Like More?
Cortis froze and looked down at the steamed egg. His Adam’s apple moved slowly as he swallowed the warm food into his stomach.
In the past, he didn’t comprehend what beastmen meant by “tasty” at all. But now, he finally understood. This bowl of steamed egg, for example, was warm, smooth, and deliciously savory.
Cortis couldn’t take hot or cold food, but he especially loved warm food. The warm and light-tasting food felt just right in the snake beastman’s mouth.
A smile spread across Bai Qingqing’s face as she watched Cortis’s reaction. She pointed at the rice cooker and asked, “Do you like it? There’s more in the rice cooker.”
Parker’s heart thumped at Bai Qingqing’s words. He stopped himself from having one more bite of the steamed egg so that she could have more of it, and now she was giving it all to the snake beastman?
“You eat it, Qingqing,” Parker immediately interjected.
Bai Qingqing licked her lips and replied, “I’m full.”
“Then I’ll eat it,” Parker said as he reached out to grab the rice cooker. However, Cortis was stronger and faster than him. With a flick of his snake tail, he quickly brought the rice cooker towards him.
Fl.u.s.tered and exasperated, Parker stood up, wanting to s.n.a.t.c.h the rice cooker back.
Bai Qingqing smiled as she held Parker back. “Cortis rarely comes across food that he likes to eat. Don’t fight with him for it. You can eat meat instead.”
Parker looked at Bai Qingqing for a moment before grumpily walking out of the room. “No thanks.”
It’s not every day that we get the chance to eat pork. I’ll save it for Qingqing to eat in the afternoon.
Parker crouched by the river and drank water. He felt even more upset as he looked at his downcast reflection.
It was great in the past when it was just him and Qingqing. There wasn’t a need to fight over food.
In a family, the female was usually in charge of distributing the food, and the males that weren’t as favored would naturally get the least and worst food. Since Qingqing gave the rest of the steamed egg to the snake beastman, did it mean that she liked him more?
Even a cold-blooded beastman was better than him…
Suddenly feeling like he had nothing to live for, Parker lay by the river as if he was on the verge of death.
Since Cortis was the last to finish eating, he also did the cleaning.
When the sun rose, the fog cleared, but there were still many insects at low alt.i.tudes. The males were very busy as there was still a lot of work to be done in preparation for the rainy season.
Cortis and Parker moved the firewood out of the house and let them dry in the sun. Parker then returned to the stone castle and brought the animal hide he had tanned back to the house, while Cortis headed out of the city to cut gra.s.s.
Feeling stuffed, Bai Qingqing sat underneath the tree in front of the house to allow the food to digest. She also kept watch over the firewood so that the children in the village wouldn’t s.n.a.t.c.h them away to play.
From afar, Bai Qingqing saw a beastman walking towards her while carrying something leafy. When he got closer, she realized that he was a wolf beastman and instantly had a strange look on her face.
The wolf beastman stood still in front of Bai Qingqing, then pa.s.sed the fruits in his hand to her and said, “This is for you.”
Bai Qingqing recalled what Parker said, “The fox may grow gray but never good,” and couldn’t help but move backward.
Since it was daytime and it was bright outside, Bai Qingqing could tell that he had a shy look on his serious and handsome face.
This scene looked like an innocent senior confessing to a girl, and it was Bai Qingqing’s first time experiencing such a thing after she transmigrated. Parker always hara.s.sed her rudely and unreasonably, and Cortis was even more overbearing—he just abducted her. As for the bear, his body was too large, so he didn’t count.
But no matter how this scene matched up to Bai Qingqing’s expectations about love, when she thought about what Parker said, the pink bubbles in her head all popped. Not only that, but she was also somewhat like a married woman now.
“No, I can’t take this,” Bai Qingqing said firmly. When she looked up at Hugh, she accidentally saw the important part in his animal skin skirt. It was black and furry.
Bai Qingqing quickly stood up.
Hugh stepped closer towards her and shoved the fruits into her hands. As Bai Qingqing pushed the fruits back to reject him, she discreetly sniffed them and didn’t notice any unpleasant smell. The fruits then landed in her hands as Hugh let go, not giving her time to react.