Chapter 188: Protecting Food and s.n.a.t.c.hing Food
Bai Qingqing felt troubled, then she heard Winston say, “I’ll leave once Parker recovers.”
Bai Qingqing heaved a sigh of relief and said, “Parker has a place to stay in Camel Hump Valley. You can stay there.”
Curtis caught a large-sized prey the size of a hippopotamus. However, only its frame was big, the amount of its flesh wasn’t comparable to a hippopotamus’s. Parker was naturally the head chef, and after handing the prey to him, Curtis curled up and rested at the side.
The fragrance of roasted meat permeated the house, causing the white tiger’s nose in the corner to twitch and a rumbling sound to rang out from his stomach.
It smelled so nice. He had never encountered food that smelled so nice before. It looked very delicious. Was it because he was too hungry?
When Parker saw that a layer of the meat had been charred, he quickly tore off a piece of it from the fire, putting it into a bowl and pa.s.sing it to Bai Qingqing. “It’s cooked. Qingqing, eat.”
Bai Qingqing took the bowl and then beckoned to Winston. “Come and eat too. Parker’s a great cook. I guarantee that you haven’t eaten anything as good as this.”
Hearing that, even the hair on Parker’s tail stood up as he stared at the white tiger, his pupils turning into vertical slits.
Winston didn’t hesitate and immediately got up and ran up to the fire, taking a seat next to Parker. He took on his human form, seeming ready to eat.
Bai Qingqing smiled and said, “Go on and eat.”
Her words were like a command. Winston, who was waiting solemnly, immediately made a move. His hands moved as quickly as lightning, tearing off a large piece of meat. Parker glared with wide-open eyes and immediately grabbed the meat near Winston.
Winston ate very quickly, finis.h.i.+ng the meat in his hands in two to three bites. He then reached out to tear off another big piece. Parker also hastened his eating speed. His throat was already making sounds as he wolfed down the food. He continued to grab out for more meat before he even swallowed.
Bai Qingqing’s lips twitched and she wondered, Is there a need to be so protective of the food? To think that you guys are fighting over it.
She wondered how families with four to five, six to seven, or even over ten males had their meals. The males gave off such great pressure!
Bai Qingqing’s mood had improved, and so did her appet.i.te. After she had had her fill, the fight between Parker and Winston got even more intense. They cleaned up all the remaining meat, leaving behind a bone rack that had not a bit of meat left on it.
After having his fill, Parker took on his beast form and shook his fur. His disposition became a lot stronger than before. He ground his claws on the ground, wanting to test out how much stronger he had gotten after becoming a three-striped beastman.
Bai Qingqing had some understanding of Parker’s body language while in his beast form and knew that he was going to wander out. She quickly walked to the door and removed the rod holding the door open.
“You aren’t allowed to go out. Your injuries haven’t recovered yet,” Bai Qingqing said sternly.
“Howl—” Parker was light on his feet as he walked up to Bai Qingqing, leaning his body against her waist and rubbing against it like a big spoiled cat.
Bai Qingqing couldn’t help but scratch Parker’s back. When she saw the scratch marks on the back of his head, she firmed up her stance and said, “No.”
Parker glanced toward the wooden door and was planning to charge out while Bai Qingqing wasn’t paying attention. Suddenly, he heard a beast running over from behind him and immediately turned back.
However, he was still too late. Winston bit on his nape and tossed him to the back. Then, he sat down at the door.
“Good job, Winston.” Bai Qingqing broke into a brilliant smile at the white tiger. Her expression then turned into a stern one as she looked toward Parker. “Go out after your injuries have recovered. What if you were to encounter beastmen who wants to kill you again?”
“Howl—” Parker lay on the ground listlessly.
Bai Qingqing patted Parker’s head, then walked into the bedroom. Curtis immediately opened his eyes and looked at her, his upper body taking on his human form.