Chapter 683: Winston’s Desire
“I stewed the tail of the floating beast and noodles. Go on, try it,” Winston said nervously as he set the food on the stone table.
Now that he was here, it was Bai Qingqing’s turn to be sheepish.
“You’re done?” Bai Qingqing glanced at the food. Seeing that it looked quite decent, she praised it. “Seems quite delicious.”
Despite feeling euphoric inside, Winston maintained a solemn expression. “Try it first.”
“Mm, I’ll wash my face first.” Bai Qingqing said, then started to rinse up.
To Winston, all he did was go out for a while, and it wasn’t as though he had done anything. He was quite very puzzled why Bai Qingqing suddenly stopped being mad at him.
He had long heard that females tended to have a great temper in the morning. Turned out it was true.
The cubs started asking for food as per their usual routine.
Prepared this time, Winston tossed them a piece of meat each without hesitation.
Leopard cubs never rejected any sorts of food. But as they chewed, their expressions weren’t quite right. Their eyes rolled towards their own mouths, seemingly wanting to see what food was inside. There was this indistinct sense of disdain.
Ah, so they could tell that it tasted different. He wondered if Qingqing would like the food he prepared.
Winston felt nervous.
These days, Bai Qingqing would use a flattened tree branch to brush her teeth casually, then once every few days head to the waterhole and have her mouth thoroughly cleansed by the cleansing fish. Such a routine allowed her to maintain the cleanliness of her gums.
After she was done was.h.i.+ng up, Bai Qingqing sat at the table and picked up some noodles with her chopsticks.
Winston stared intently at her with bated breath.
Before the food even entered her mouth, Bai Qingqing could sniff a vaguely fishy smell. Now that the food was in her mouth, the fishy odor became even more apparent. Then, the unharmonious blend of various condiments exploded in her mouth, allowing her to tell exactly what was added.
However, the soup was still pretty tasty. After all, the freshest ingredients were used. Thus, so long as it was stewed for long enough, the taste would seep through.
“Mm, mm, mm. Delicious.” Bai Qingqing felt thankful that she didn’t feel as nauseous these days, else she wouldn’t even be able to put up a pretense to show support for Winston’s efforts.
Winston heaved a big sigh of relief. At an angle not visible to her, a faint smile appeared on his tough and resilient face.
“I’m glad you like it.”
As she ate, she said nonchalantly, “It’s just that it might be better if you add a tad more garlic. You can add less of other condiments. Use them sparingly, for it’s not easy to find them.”
Winston replied solemnly, “Okay, got it.”
After Bai Qingqing finished eating, Winston started peeling an orange.
With her face buried in the bowl, a sour feeling welled up in Bai Qingqing’s mouth as she sniffed the scent.
d.a.m.n, was she going to eat more of it?
Raising her head, what greeted Bai Qingqing was a cleanly peeled orange, making her feel immensely pressured.
She ate one yesterday, and even till now her teeth still felt sensitive.
“Cough! Can you help me squeeze it into orange juice? I’ll drink it like water,” said Bai Qingqing.
Without demur, Winston squeezed the orange dry and filled half a cup with the orange-yellowish juice that exuded a sour smell.
Bai Qingqing inhaled deeply, before downing the entire cup in one shot.
She instantly felt invigorated.
The leopard cubs were having a merry time playing with the clothes on their brothers’ bodies. Looking at these young ones that resembled tiger cubs so much, the envy Winston kept suppressed in his heart welled up.
If only Qingqing could give birth to a litter of tiger cubs for him.
Though, he merely thought about it and never contemplated raising it with her.
Seeing Winston stare dazedly at her leopard cubs, Bai Qingqing chuckled and said, “They’re adorable, aren’t they? Don’t they look like the little cubs of your tiger tribe?”
Winston also chuckled. Bai Qingqing raised her head and stared at his rare smile for a good while before finally looking away.