Chapter 382: Unt.i.tled
The sea was a beautiful blue, and the seawater slapped onto the sh.o.r.es in succession, bringing up layers of white waves, adding a rhythm to this beautiful scene.
Bai Qingqing stepped on the sand under the shade of a tree, letting out a comfortable “wow”, then lifted the hems of her skirt and ran toward the sea.
The sea breeze blew up her slightly curvy long hair, and her white dress let out flapping sounds.
“Wow! It’s so beautiful!”
Before the last note of her words ended, Bai Qingqing jumped up, then lifted the hems and ran back. “Ahh! Muir, the sand is so hot!”
Muir couldn’t help but burst out laughing. He dashed forth, held her by the waist, and lifted her, saying, “Be careful, don’t fall. I’ll bring you here to play at night.”
His deep male voice rang out above her head, and Bai Qingqing’s heart suddenly palpitated. She put out her hands to cover her head. “En… it’s a little hot here.”
Muir immediately carried her to the trees.
Bai Qingqing jumped off from Muir’s arms; she had plenty of experience in breaking free from a male’s embrace.
She touched the sand under her feet—it was more coa.r.s.e than she had imagined it to be. She said, “We’ll use this sand. Go collect some hot ones in the sun. We can toast the less hot ones later on.”
After collecting the sand, the two of them returned to the peac.o.c.k tribe. They could finally start to roast the nuts.
Bai Qingqing’s guess was right. After mixing in the sand, the first pot of pecans was cooked very smoothly and evenly. There weren’t any charred bits at all.
The cooked pecan nuts’ sh.e.l.ls became brittle and started to crack. Bai Qingqing used two branches to pick them out and then continued to toast the pine nuts.
Muir was in charge of cooking while Bai Qingqing sat at the side and started to eat the pecans.
“Delicious.” Bai Qingqing nodded in satisfaction. It tasted like the unseasoned pecans from her memories.
Hearing that, Muir put in even greater effort in the toasting.
The pine nuts were cooked even faster. However, after they were cooked, the two of them were stunned.
“Oh my G.o.d, I forgot about this just now. The pine nuts are so small, so how are we supposed to get them out?” Bai Qingqing slapped herself on the forehead. There weren’t any strainers here. Were they going to use fine ropes to weave a net to sift them out?
Muir picked out some pine nuts from the sand and handed them to Bai Qingqing. “Give them a try. See if you like it.”
Bai Qingqing took them, but they were so hot that she threw them away out of reflex.
“Hot.” Bai Qingqing blew at her fingers, then imitated what people did in the television shows and touched her ears. However, her fingers became fine, but her cool earlobes were in pain from the heat.
She didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Who the h.e.l.l invented this method of cooling? This was clearly a trap.
Muir quickly walked over and grabbed Bai Qingqing’s hand to take a careful look. His tone was filled with guilt and heartache.
“I’m sorry. I didn’t think they were that hot. I didn’t expect that you’d be scalded.”
Muir’s hands were big and hot. In contrast, Bai Qingqing’s hands looked smaller, exquisite, pale, and slender.
Bai Qingqing felt that this pair of hands was more scorching than the pine nuts, and her hand shrunk back. She lowered her head and said, “I’m fine. I want to eat some food.”
Muir flipped Bai Qingqing’s hands to and fro for a few times to check them. After ascertaining that there weren’t even any red marks, he then felt a.s.sured and let go of her.
“Eat the big stone fruits first. I’ll get the pine nuts out.”
In this world, pecans were known as stone fruits, true to its name. Bai Qingqing lowered her head and gently nodded. “Thank you.”
After another seven days pa.s.sed by, Parker finally arrived at the Sea Cliff. He could almost smell Bai Qingqing’s scent.
[Qingqing, I’ve come!]
The leopard let out a howl as he leaped out, running fervently even though he was dog-tired and his tongue was hanging out.
An eagle beastman’s cry rang out above him and he quickly concealed himself.