Chapter 249: Fighting for Food
Wow! He’s so smooth and tender.
Bai Qingqing couldn’t stop touching the baby snake and stroke him from his head down to his body.
The baby snake’s head was inclined backward, seeming to be enjoying himself. His body arched as he rubbed against Bai Qingqing’s hand.
Bai Qingqing had no idea when the rest of the baby snakes on the floor had started to crowd by her side, raising their heads and looking at her.
Bai Qingqing’s gaze was drawn to them due to their voices. She smiled gently and squatted down. “Do you guys want to be rubbed as well?”
The baby snakes jumped agitatedly. Bai Qingqing was about to touch them when the sound of a huge snake crawling on the ground rang out outside the door.
“I’m back.” Curtis’s cold voice rang out. The baby snakes immediately looked as if a great enemy had come and all of them shrank behind Bai Qingqing.
The baby snake on Bai Qingqing’s finger looked anxiously to the left and right. In the end, he was still unable to part with her warmth and held on tightly to his mother’s hand, burying his head into his mother’s warm palm like an ostrich, feigning death.
Bai Qingqing walked out with the baby snake happily, standing at the bedroom’s door and raising her hand to say, “Curtis, look, the baby snake isn’t biting me anymore.”
The baby snake felt as if he had been struck by lightning and his both trembled vigorously. He was exposed, exposed!
This was what it was like to have a team member who was a professional at digging pitfalls.
“En?” Curtis replied with a questioning tone.
The baby snake let go of his grip and fell to the ground, slithering to the back through the gap between Bai Qingqing’s legs. He then joined the rest of the army of baby snakes in the bedroom.
Out of reflex, Bai Qingqing tried to scoop him up, but seeing that the baby snake was crawling away after falling to the ground, seeming to be fine, she felt relieved.
She turned and took a look, unable to even recognize which was the snake that had fallen.
It was no wonder that the beastmen here didn’t give names to the children when they were young. They wouldn’t be able to recognize them even if names were given to them. At the very least, Bai Qingqing as a human was unable to differentiate between each baby snake.
Curtis threw a cold glance behind Bai Qingqing. The baby snakes were all trying to hide by the walls and weren’t within his range of vision.
“Ssss—” Curtis flicked out his tongue and the baby snakes came out in a cowering manner.
“What did you say to them?” Bai Qingqing smiled and walked toward Curtis. She took a look at the antelope Curtis was carrying and asked, “Is this for them? It’s so big that it’s enough for Parker and myself to join in for a meal as well.”
“En.” Curtis looked at Bai Qingqing’s face and couldn’t help but rub her head. He then hugged her and sat down on the ground, his tail coiled up.
When Curtis looked toward the baby snakes, his gaze instantly turned icy-cold, and he said with a slightly impatient tone, “Come over quickly.”
The baby snakes slithered over.
A sharp black nail appeared on Curtis’s fingertip, and he slit it gently on the antelope, splitting its flesh open. The sweet scent of blood immediately surged out.
The baby snakes’ expressions turned into that of craving, opening their mouths like baby birds waiting to be fed. Their pink tongues hung down at the side of their mouths, their two baby teeth exposed as well.
Bai Qingqing looked at them and couldn’t help but break into a smile, elbowing Curtis. “Quickly feed them.”
Curtis cut up a strip of meat and then tossed it to the front. The baby snakes immediately s.n.a.t.c.hed for it, with a few of them biting and tugging onto it.
“Quickly. They are fighting again.” Bai Qingqing urged, wanting to pick up a knife to cut the meat as well. However, Curtis had her curled up, and she was unable to get up.
Curtis said slowly, “There’s no hurry. If they wish to be full earlier, then they must be stronger than the other snakes.”
Bai Qingqing stopped moving. She didn’t understand how brutal this world was toward the males, so it was better to listen to Curtis. It’d be bad if the baby snakes grew up to become pampered and spoiled.
Curtis didn’t intentionally slow down his speed. He cut the meat into strips and then casually threw them into the snake pile, causing them to fight for the meat.