Chapter 122: Cleaning the Sandpit
Seeing that Bai Qingqing wasn’t very welcoming to him, after shoving the fruits into her hands, Hugh said, “Then, I’ll head back first.”
“Hey!” Bai Qingqing tried to chase after him. The ground beneath her bare feet was burning hot from being exposed to the sun, so much so that it caused her to jump and accidentally scatter the fruits all over the ground. When she had finished picking them up, Hugh was already far away.
“It’s burning hot.” Bai Qingqing quickly ran back to the tree and frowned as she ma.s.saged her feet. The soles of her feet had been scalded.
In this world, all the fruits were picked in the wild, and there was an abundance of them. It wouldn’t look good if she told him to come back just so she could return such insignificant things. Bai Qingqing wasn’t unreasonable either. She picked up a strawberry from the pile of fruits and ate it.
Parker returned with a pile of animal skin. When he saw Bai Qingqing eating under the tree, he looked around before asking, “Did the snake beastman pick those for you?”
“No.” Bai Qingqing looked up and saw the animal skin that Parker brought back, then stood up with piqued interest. “Hugh gave them to me. Did you bring back all this animal skin? Let me see.”
“Hmph. That guy.” Parker let out a disgruntled scoff. He quickened his steps upon seeing that Bai Qingqing was about to rush back into the house. “Don’t move. I’ll come get you after I put them down.”
After Parker carried her back into the house, she put down the fruits and flipped through the animal skins. They were in whole pieces, and she could recognize the various animals. There were bear and tiger skins, and their heads and claws were still intact.
Parker rubbed the top of Bai Qingqing’s soft hair and said, “These are all old ones. You can make do with these first. I’ll tan new animal skins for you when the cold season’s approaching.”
“Is it troublesome? Why must you wait until the cold season?” Bai Qingqing raised her head and glanced at him.
Parker replied, “That’s when animals’ fur is the thickest and don’t shed easily.”
Bai Qingqing suddenly recalled that Cortis caught a huge rabbit for her to eat when she was first taken away by him. That beast’s fur was extremely soft, she wanted to it.
“Then, what about a rabbit? About this big—” Bai Qingqing gestured with her hands. She wasn’t even sure if that was a rabbit as she had never seen such a huge one before.
Parker flicked his fingers on Bai Qingqing’s forehead and replied, “Sure. I’ll keep an eye out when the time comes.”
Bai Qingqing suddenly felt embarra.s.sed. She should have asked Cortis to do it since she hadn’t decided to accept Parker yet.
Parker looked outside the house and said, “This year’s rainy season is approaching especially quickly. I have to hurry up and get to work. I’ll deal with the sandpits first.”
Bai Qingqing followed him to the sandpits. The house coincidentally cast a shadow on the ground here, causing it to feel cool.
The sandpits were located beside the main room. They had shelters to keep out the rain and prevent the sand from getting wet.
Parker walked to the sandpit and dug with his hands.
Bai Qingqing shouted, “That’s so dirty!”
Parker grinned and said as he continued digging, “No, it’s not. Everything’s already dry.” Parker then dug out a hard object that was covered in sand and placed it on the large leaf next to him.
Bai Qingqing covered her face and averted her eyes. After a while, she couldn’t help but take a glance and realized that the shapes of their p.o.o.ps were all different.
She could recognize her own. It was softer and more crumbly. Parker’s, on the other hand, seemed like it had been compressed. He ate so much, and yet he produced as much p.o.o.p as her. Only, his were round and solid.
There was even solidified urine in the sandpit. This time, Bai Qingqing couldn’t recognize which lump belonged to her.
As for Cortis, he only had to relieve himself once every few days, and he probably did so while out hunting in the wild.
Parker turned over the sandpit a few times, then dragged the leaf to the rubbish pit and poured everything into the pit.