Beauty and the Beasts - Chapter 56 - Cortis Was Scalded

Chapter 56 - Cortis Was Scalded

Chapter 56: Cortis Was Scalded

Bai Qingqing’s eyes felt sore, and she almost cried. She said sobbingly, “I’m sorry.”

Cortis hugged Bai Qingqing, kissing her tearing eyes, sucking away the moisture gently. “It’s fine as long as you’re alright. I’ve spoiled your food. I’ll be very happy as long as you’re not mad at me.”

“How can you be so foolis.h.!.+” Bai Qingqing glared at Cortis, not appearing threatening at all. After seeing the red scald marks on his chest, she gently pushed his chest and said, “Let me go. Let me take a look at your wounds.”

Cortis’s scales were tough. His flesh wasn’t scalded even though he had rolled over the fire. It was just that a large area of his skin near his waist had turned red and was slightly wrinkled.

Cortis threw a casual look at his body and said, “I’m fine. I’ll recover very soon.”

Bai Qingqing had wanted to help Cortis to take care of the wound, but she didn’t recognize medicinal herbs. She seemed to recall that scalded wounds shouldn’t come into contact with water either, and the heat on the wound must be allowed to scatter. Right now, the best way of dealing with things was to no take care of it at all.

Bai Qingqing thought to herself, her heart aching, The males in this world are too foolish. Won’t they get angry? Didn’t they say that homeless beasts are abominable?

But she felt that Cortis, a homeless beast who was planning to become a r*pist, seemed better than 80% of the men in the modern days.

Cortis took Bai Qingqing’s hand and returned to the cave. Ashes were scattered all over the ground, and it was difficult to walk around.

“You stay outside. You can come in after I’ve cleaned up the place.” Cortis instructed her.

“No need. I’ll clean up together with you.” After saying that, Bai Qingqing plucked a few bunches of gra.s.s, putting them together to sweep the ashes.

Seeing that the female’s way of cleaning was very safe, Cortis didn’t say anything. He also looked for a tool to clean up the floor.

“Aiyah!” Bai Qingqing suddenly let out a cry and propped up her leg to take a look at the bottom of her foot.

Cortis immediately threw aside his cleaning tool and carried her up by the waist, asking anxiously, “You were scalded?”

Bai Qingqing smiled shyly. “I only stepped on some firewood that’s a little hot. It’s already extinguished and isn’t really that hot.”

Cortis’s face turned cold, feeling displeased. He carried Bai Qingqing and walked out of the cave, placing her on a rock. After checking that there weren’t any wounds on her foot, he said solemnly, “Stay here and don’t move. Otherwise… I’ll kiss you.”

Bai Qingqing, who hadn’t thought much of it in the first place, immediately behaved herself, nodding. “Alright, I won’t move.”

Cortis felt a little disappointed. Did the female dislike him kissing her that much?

Before he turned away, Cortis quickly planted a kiss on Bai Qingqing’s lips, then moved away.

“Hooligan beastman!” Bai Qingqing rubbed her lips vigorously but didn’t dare to go down. Her gaze landed on the wood ears that were drying out at the cave’s entrance.

Why was the fungi soup poisonous? She had only put in white mushrooms and wood ears. Could it be that all the fungi in this world were dangerous?

Bai Qingqing felt that this was highly unlikely. Then, there was only one possibility. She had recognized the wrong breed. The poisonous one must be the white mushroom.

Wood ears’ appearance wasn’t too unique, and it was impossible to mistake them. The white mushroom, on the other hand, had a more generic appearance. It could be that she had mixed up a type of poisonous mushroom with the white mushroom.

Cortis helped Bai Qingqing to cook the rice again before bringing her back in.

Bai Qingqing couldn’t bear to give up on the wood ears outside the cave. She lowered her head, saying softly and hesitantly, “I… still want to cook the wood ears.”

Cortis said without any hesitation, “If you wish to eat them, then cook it. I’ve eaten two types earlier and have no idea which is the poisonous one.”

Bai Qingqing immediately shook her head. “No, no, no. I’ll test it out myself. Or you can catch a rabbit or something to test for poison.”

“There aren’t any animals that eat this.” Cortis smiled, not disputing with Bai Qingqing. He just waited for her to finish cooking the soup again and ate a piece of the wood ear before she did.

Bai Qingqing felt touched and didn’t refuse Cortis’s kind intentions. She sat at the side and waited.

As expected, the wood ears weren’t poisonous. After getting Cortis’s consent, Bai Qingqing finally had a bite of the fungus. However, the taste wasn’t as good as she imagined it to be, and she couldn’t really discern the taste.