Chapter 484: Matchmake for Bluepool (5)
Curtis immediately brought Bai Qingqing down, stroking her stomach and explaining, “I took the chance to check the village’s safety. The scorpion tribe lives in the sand. I went in deeper to check things out and thus took a little longer.”
Bai Qingqing was secretly surprised. In this short amount of time, Curtis had already gone around to check out another tribe. It could only be said that his boldness stemmed from his great capabilities.
“Don’t listen to what Parker said. We didn’t wait for long. We were extracting oil earlier,” Bai Qingqing said.
Curtis heaved a sigh of relief. “It’s good that I didn’t let you go hungry.”
After the fire was started, Parker helmed the cooking and toasted the chestnuts smoothly.
Bai Qingqing didn’t even care to eat first. She carried a small bag of toasted chestnut, brought the cubs with her, and headed for Becky’s place excitedly.
“You’re here.” When Ford saw Bai Qingqing, he immediately pulled her in.
After entering the tree hole, Bai Qingqing said, “I’ve brought the children. You don’t mind, right?”
Ford knew that Bai Qingqing had intentionally brought the children to help ease Becky’s anxiety. He was glad and didn’t mind it at all, immediately saying, “I don’t mind. I’ll go pick them up.”
Before he got down, Parker had already tossed the cubs in with a dark expression. The cubs fell into the tree hole, crawled up, and hugged onto Bai Qingqing’s legs while looking aggrieved.
Bai Qingqing glared at him. “Hey! Parker!”
A female’s stifled laughter rang out in the tree hole. Bai Qingqing’s expression changed a little, and she quickly turned to look at Becky. “Becky.”
Ford was overjoyed. He felt a little uncomfortable since there were two females in the room and thus said, “I’ll go hunt.” After saying that, he quickly left.
His departure caused Parker’s countenance to lighten.
Bai Qingqing walked over to Becky’s side. Her smile immediately disappeared when she realized that she was noticed, and she shrank back.
“I brought you some food.” Bai Qingqing opened the animal skin bag and a lightly toasted fragrance was emitted.
Becky turned her head to take a look, then looked up at Bai Qingqing.
“It’s different from what you ate in the past. These are toasted ones.” Bai Qingqing looked at Becky in antic.i.p.ation. She could still see the wounds on her in the dim tree hole.
Becky licked her lips, keeping her eyes on Bai Qingqing while reaching toward the bag in a probing manner.
“I brought them for you to eat. Don’t stand on ceremony.”
She had just finished her words when Becky reached into the back and quickly grabbed a handful out. A few of them flew out, rolled on the ground, and became the leopard cubs’ toys.
The three leopard cubs fought for the rolling chestnuts, causing the narrow tree hole to instantly become lively.
Such an environment was good for putting one at ease. Bai Qingqing thought to herself that it was really the right decision to bring the children over.
Becky grabbed a chestnut and stuffed them into her mouth. With a “Kacha” sound, she bit through them. She was stunned for a moment, took out the chestnut from her mouth, and looked at it, baffled.
Bai Qingqing smiled and said, “It’s different, right? The sh.e.l.ls of cooked chestnuts are very crispy. We females can eat them by ourselves.”
Becky buried her head and continued eating away. When Bai Qingqing saw that she was eating even the sh.e.l.ls, she couldn’t help but gulp. She quickly picked up a chestnut and did a demonstration to Becky.
Becky didn’t even throw her a glance and just continued eating the chestnuts together with the sh.e.l.ls. Helpless, Bai Qingqing could only peel the chestnuts before handing them to her.
When Ford came back, he saw the two females eating p.r.i.c.kly fruits like two squirrels. He couldn’t find words to describe his satisfaction.
“Becky, I’m back.”
Becky paused for a moment, throwing him a glance.
Bai Qingqing’s hands hurt from peeling the chestnuts. When she saw Ford, she gleamed as if she had seen her savior. “Since you’re back, then I’ll be leaving.”