Chapter 177: Appet.i.te Growing by the Day
Seeing Bai Qingqing’s eyes turn teary, Cortis panicked and hurriedly let go of her. “Does it hurt very badly?”
Bai Qingqing rubbed her injured finger on her right hand with her left hand, unable to utter a sound for a moment because of the pain.
Parker hugged Bai Qingqing to console her. “Let me take a look.”
The tip of her fair and slim finger was reddened, with a few deep marks from the bite. After a while, blood started forming on her wound again, exuding a sense of fragility that made one panic.
Cortis was stunned to see the bite marks on Bai Qingqing’s hand. Parker hugged her and consoled her, so he could only stand by and watch helplessly.
Why was it so soft? He had already controlled his strength—it was so much lighter than when he was hunting prey. Yet he still hurt her. The same thing happened in the past—he already thought that he was already being very gentle, yet he still ended up making the female cry.
Cortis felt a deep sense of self-reproach.
Parker’s heart ached immensely. Holding Bai Qingqing by the waist, he lifted her up and placed her on his lap. “Qingqing, sit on my lap.”
Bai Qingqing rubbed her finger—the painful sensation had eased. She then said with a smile, “I’m fine. No need to be so anxious.”
“Hmph.” Parker scoffed as he tightly hugged her and refused to let go.
Cortis calmed down and got up, before saying coldly, “I’m going hunting.” He then got out of the house in the blink of an eye.
At the mention of food, Bai Qingqing’s mouth started watering. She had wanted to wave to Cortis, but when she looked up the snake had already vanished from sight.
Is Cortis angry?
The smile on her face faded. She glumly picked up the bamboo and continued weaving.
Heart aching for her, Parker held Bai Qingqing’s injured hand and said, “You’re injured, stop doing this.”
“It’s alright, I just need to be more careful.” Bai Qingqing lowered her head and looked at the round bamboo plate. Suddenly, she felt like it was a pretty good idea to use this as a nest for the snake babies. Also, she could take the chance to please Cortis.
Ooh… is it big enough? As the baby snakes grow in size they likely won’t be able to sleep in it anymore.
Just as she was deep in her thoughts, Parker grabbed the thing Bai Qingqing was holding and tossed it aside. “Be good. Continue with this after your wounds have healed.”
Bai Qingqing reached out to grab it but didn’t manage to, so she had no choice but to agree. “Alright.”
Cortis was gone for a long time, and he only came back when it had turned dark. This time, he captured a plump and st.u.r.dy wild boar.
Bai Qingqing had long started feeling hungry. At the sight of meat, her eyes lit up. Parker was very happy about the wild boar Cortis hunted as well. He took the initiative to handle this prey and whipped up a tasty meal for her out of it.
Both Cortis and Parker couldn’t bear to eat the remaining meat, so they preserved it for Bai Qingqing to slowly consume by herself.
From this day onwards, Bai Qingqing’s appet.i.te went up steadily—from the usual two meals a day, it grew to five meals a day three days later. Moreover, the only thing she ate was meat, consuming an alarming amount of calories per day.
After another meal where she was stuffed to the max, Bai Qingqing felt like her belly was about to burst apart. Barely breathing, she laid slumped on the gra.s.s nest.
She was truly worried that before she could give birth to the snake babies, she might die from being too fat or something.
Parker was getting anxious seeing Qingqing’s appet.i.te grow by the day. Her belly seemed a little puffy today as well. He spun a few rounds around her and roared.
“What’s the matter?” Bai Qingqing c.o.c.ked her head sideways and looked at Parker, feeling devoid of strength.
Parker walked to Bai Qingqing’s side and, edging his nose close to Bai Qingqing, sniffed her.
Bai Qingqing reached out to cover Parker’s nose and s.h.i.+fted backward, dragging her heavy body. She said with a reddened face, “What are you doing? Pervert!”
With his four limbs on the ground, Parker transformed into a human and gazed at Bai Qingqing. “Has that part of yours healed?”