Chapter 604: Bluepool Degenerated
Wait a minute… were her eyes playing tricks on her? Or did Bluepool accidentally scoop from the wrong pot?
Bai Qingqing raised her head and, upon fixing her gaze, saw a few spherical fish roes stained at the corners of Bluepool’s mouth. While he was chewing, one could also clearly see the color of the fish roe in his mouth.
Bai Qingqing was rendered speechless.
Where was that merman that detested the world and its ways a moment ago? Did he degenerate so quickly?
As though noticing her inner criticism of him, Bluepool swallowed the food in his mouth and said, “It’s not like they’re merfolk roe. We eat fish in the sea anyway, so what’s the big deal with eating a few small fishes?”
“Nothing,” Bai Qingqing said while stifling her laughter.
Now that he let go of all inhibitions, Parker and Winston were disgruntled. When Bluepool reached out like a greedy tiger s.n.a.t.c.hing for food once more, two pairs of beast eyes stared at his hand simultaneously, exuding a coldness.
Bluepool halted in his actions for some reason. He turned his head and gazed at the land beastmen on both sides of him, the tastiness of fish roe lingering in his mouth. He swallowed his saliva and scooped a small spoonful. He then paused slightly and paid attention to the reactions on both sides, before bringing it to his bowl with peace of mind.
Huff! Finally got to eat it again.
It was beyond his imagination that fish roe could taste this good. Due to ethics, they s.h.i.+ed from trying, and today he found out that it was truly regrettable.
Never mind all that. In any case, these low-cla.s.s fish species would develop eggs before they mated, so these roes weren’t necessarily little fishes.
Having sorted out his thinking, Bluepool ate feeling no burden at all.
The cubs were extremely fond of this dish and chomped happily on the fish roe. In no time, the pot of fish roe was finished up by everyone. This, to the males, was only the appetizer. The same went for the leopard cubs. Only Bai Qingqing was full already.
When the skies started darkening, Curtis came back with a large prey that had been cleaned and handled.
The fish roe that Bai Qingqing ate were more or less digested by now, and she was lying on the gra.s.s looking at the moon. Upon seeing Curtis, her eyes lit up. She said, “You’re finally back. We were waiting for you to join us in eating good food.”
Curtis cast a glance at Bluepool, who shouldn’t be there.
Bluepool’s hair nearly exploded under his gaze, and with a more fluffy-looking head, hurriedly said, “I’ll go back to retrieve the food.”
With that, he ran off as though he was fleeing for his life.
Bai Qingqing said, “I merely asked him over to try a new dish.”
As he was in a splendid mood, Curtis graciously didn’t make a fuss about it. He tore the prey in half, set half on the table, and brought the other half to roast on the fire.
Just as he was about to bring the prey into the tree hole, Bai Qingqing called after him, “Wait a minute, there’s something delicious. Let’s eat together.”
Though he had no interest in fish, Curtis stayed nonetheless.
Bluepool carried an air bubble containing a stone basin over, and in it were thin slices of fish meat. On the top was even a bowl of garlic shreds.
Parker rubbed his hands in antic.i.p.ation as he got to his feet. “We finally get to eat it.”
He broke the air bubble with his claws and poured the ginger and garlic into the fish meat, then added an appropriate amount of salt judging based on experience. Finally, he started skillfully mixing everything.
“Try it.” Parker delivered the first sas.h.i.+mi slice into Bai Qingqing’s mouth.
As she ate, she nodded her head. “It’s delicious. It’s nice and cool. But it’s a tad bland though.”
Parker was about to add salt into the mix when she hurriedly removed the salt jar. “I prefer heavier-tasting foods compared to you guys. I think it’s perfect for you guys. I’ll add salt on my own.”
Parker also tried a slice and felt that it tasted just right. He took a large bowl and filled up half, then added a bit more salt and helped her mix it up.
As for the remaining, Parker placed them into several large stone pots and handed them to Winston, Curtis, and Bluepool. Among them, Bluepool was given the least, not even half of what the other three were distributed.
But Bluepool was very content. Hugging the stone pot, he grabbed the sas.h.i.+mi with his hands and started eating it. One could tell from his delighted expression that he liked sas.h.i.+mi very much.