Chapter 639: Plants That Neutralize Poison
Curtis merely held his mate in his arms quietly, stroking her head gently from time to time. Yet, iciness could be seen in his eyes.
If this female baby made Snow so upset, he would rather not have it.
When Parker and Harvey returned, Bai Qingqing hurriedly asked Curtis to bring her down the tree.
“What’s this?” Bai Qingqing asked as she stared at a bunch of unknown gra.s.s.
“Ordinary tonics,” Harvey said.
Parker speedily started a fire and boiled the herbs in water according to Harvey’s instructions. After taking a look at her, he started another fire.
“You must be hungry, Qingqing. I’ll cook you some noodles.”
Bai Qingqing was indeed hungry, but she didn’t have any appet.i.te. She shook her head listlessly.
Still, Parker cooked the noodles. They were made in advance and put under the sun to dry, and they weren’t much different from vermicelli, except their shapes weren’t too standard.
With the addition of dried mushrooms and fishb.a.l.l.s, it gave off a tantalizing fragrance as it was cooked.
However, Bai Qingqing merely stared at the pot of herbs and asked, “How long till it’s ready?”
Harvey lifted the pot lid and said after a quick glance, “Not yet. You should eat something first.”
“Yeah, Qingqing. Let me feed you.” Seeing as she wasn’t willing to eat, Parker anxiously rolled up the noodles into a ball and blew at it before bringing it to her mouth.
Only then did she reluctantly open her mouth. Still, she found it tasteless.
After casting a glance at Winston by the side, Bai Qingqing asked, “Harvey, do you know how to neutralize scorpion venom?”
Harvey’s gaze swept over Bai Qingqing’s males. Seeing as their countenances appeared normal, he asked, “Who was poisoned by scorpion venom? On the way here I heard that the village was invaded by the scorpion tribe earlier. But your mates are all pretty powerful. Ordinary scorpion venom wouldn’t poison them to death.”
Parker brought some more noodles to her mouth with the chopsticks, but Bai Qingqing wasn’t in the mood to eat anymore. She asked anxiously, “Are you able to cure it?”
Harvey fell silent for a moment, then shook his head. “No.”
Bai Qingqing’s heart sank to its depths. She had a premonition this baby was Winston’s. What was she to do now?
Sensing the brooding atmosphere, Harvey asked, “What happened?”
Bai Qingqing lowered her gaze and recounted everything to Harvey, then asked pleadingly, “Do you have a solution?”
Harvey’s countenance darkened. He said, “I do know of some herbs that can neutralize poison, which is effective on ordinary poison.”
He then looked towards Parker and said, “Parker, let’s go find it now.”
“Okay!” Parker immediately agreed.
Winston also stood out and offered, “I’ll come with you guys.”
“You stay at home and take care of Qingqing. Harvey and I are of the same species, so it’s easier for us to communicate.” Parker placed the bowl of noodles in Bai Qingqing’s hands and said with a gentle countenance, “Here, eat this. If you’ve grown thinner when I come back, I’ll cook noodles for you and make you eat meat every day!”
Bai Qingqing couldn’t help laughing out loud. Hearing that there were plants that could neutralize poison, she felt more rea.s.sured now. She nodded and said, “Mm.”
After the duo left, Bai Qingqing was forced to eat the noodles under Curtis’s intimidating gaze. And when the pot of herbs dried to the water level indicated by Harvey, she finished the entire concoction.
Having downed the bowl of medicine, Bai Qingqing merely felt a warm feeling in her tummy, and apart from that, no other sensation.
Seemed like the plants used for neutralizing poison weren’t easy to find, for Parker and Harvey weren’t back till night.
Naturally, Bai Qingqing didn’t partic.i.p.ate in the bonfire banquet at night. The entire day she simply sat leaning in Curtis’s embrace, speaking to the baby in her tummy.
The next afternoon, the leopards finally returned.
Upon hearing the leopard roars under the tree, Bai Qingqing hurriedly asked Curtis to bring her down.