Chapter 244: Feeding the Baby Snakes Steamed Egg
“By the way, I made salted eggs as well, but I don’t know if they’re ready yet. I can cook a few of them later and we can all try them together.”
With a dark look on his face, Curtis flipped his hand around to grab a large stone bowl from the stone counter and pa.s.sed it to her.
Bai Qingqing quickly took the bowl and scooped out some steamed eggs for him. The stone pot, which was as big as the stone basin, was mostly full of steamed eggs. She had used nineteen eggs since there were nineteen baby snakes—that way, there would be an egg for every baby snake. If they each ate less than a mouthful, there would likely be enough steamed eggs left for Curtis to fill one bowl.
Whatever. If there isn’t enough, I’ll just make more.
“Be careful. It’s hot,” Bai Qingqing said as she pa.s.sed the bowl back to him.
Curtis was initially pretty satisfied and was about to tuck in when Parker placed all the baby snakes in the warm nest lined with animal skin. Bai Qingqing then scooped out some salted eggs from the bowl and fed it to the baby snakes.
Curtis’s snake tail immediately tensed up. His spoonful of steamed egg, which he’d just picked up, remained in mid-air.
“Be good, little snakes. Don’t bite me.” Bai Qingqing took a deep breath before slowly bringing her hand towards the snake nest.
All the little snakes in the nest immediately straightened their bodies and raised their heads. They looked like germinated bean sprouts.
Bai Qingqing brought the first spoonful of steamed eggs to the mouth of the little snake closest to the edge of the bamboo basket.
“Ssss~” The little snake flicked his forked tongue. His red eyes seemed to light up as the tip of his tongue detected the warmth and fragrant smell of the steamed egg. He then opened his mouth and knocked into the wooden spoon with a thud.
The force caused Bai Qingqing’s hand to shake, and she instinctively pulled her hand away.
The little snake’s head was covered in the golden yellow steamed egg. After getting a taste of the warm food, he instantly became excited and twisted his body so that he looked straight at Bai Qingqing’s hand.
He ate the steamed egg!
Bai Qingqing immediately felt thrilled and daringly fed the little snake once more.
This time, the little snake had experience and didn’t foolishly charge towards the spoon. Instead, he used all his strength to straighten his body and shakily brought his head to the wooden spoon. He then opened his mouth wide, revealing his red mouth and two tiny fangs.
Bai Qingqing slightly tilted the wooden spoon. As she watched the baby snake swallow the steamed egg, she could feel his fangs on the wooden spoon. There were no words to describe her feelings at this moment. Her heart had seemingly melted into water.
The rest of the baby snakes began to make noise.
Although Curtis’s spoonful of eggs had gone cold, he still shoved it into his mouth. He felt unhappy watching his lover feed the baby snakes as he wanted to do it himself.
The baby snakes almost finished the spoonful of steamed egg in Bai Qingqng’s hand. When she turned around to scoop out some more steamed eggs for them, the pot of steamed eggs was gone.
Curtis picked up the pot and got up. He then waved his snake tail as he moved towards the door.
“Where are you going?” Bai Qingqing asked hurriedly. The baby snakes hissed even louder when they didn’t get their food.
Curtis’s upper body had gone through the door, while his snake tail was still in the house. Before long, he returned empty-handed.
Bai Qingqing was stunned. “Where are the steamed eggs?” Had Curtis poured it away?
“If the eggs cooled down, they should eat it themselves.” Curtis’s expression didn’t change as he slithered over to Bai Qingqing’s side and sat down. He then picked up his bowl and continued eating.
Bai Qingqing pursed her lips. As the baby snakes continued to hiss eagerly, she suddenly scooped out a steamed egg from Curtis’s bowl.
Curtis hadn’t expected Bai Qingqing to do that and looked up at her.
Bai Qingqing looked at Curtis and giggled before bringing the spoon to the baby snakes.
The head of the baby snake that had first eaten the steamed egg was covered in bits of steamed egg, which had been eaten by the other snakes. The snakes that had gotten a taste of the steamed egg surged forward and jumped towards the wooden spoon in Bai Qingqing’s hand.