Chapter 7: Had Her Foot Given Her Away?
“Harvey! Harvey, are you there?”
Parker carried Bai Qingqing and rushed to a wooden house at the edge of the village. A young man walked out upon hearing Parker’s shouts. He looked smaller than the rest of the beastmen in the tribe, but he was still relatively muscular by modern standards. He had no tattoos on his face and had a more refined and calm aura about him.
“What’s the rush?” Harvey stood at the door and glanced at Parker. His eyes then locked onto the female in Parker’s arms. “Is this female injured? Bring her inside right away.”
Parker carried Bai Qingqing into the house without another word. The doctor’s house was much larger compared to those of the other beastmen. There were stone cups of various sizes all over the house, and the air was filled with the faint smell of medicine.
Bai Qingqing wrinkled her nose upon noticing the faint smell of the kitchen. This caused some of the dried mud on her face to fall off.
Harvey glanced at Bai Qingqing’s face and asked, “Does she have facial injuries? Did you apply mud on her face because she got stung by a bee?”
“No. Look at her ankle.” Parker helped Bai Qingqing to sit on the ground, then lifted her leg up and showed it to Harvey.
Harvey bent down and looked at her ankle. He frowned and replied, “It’s a sprain. I’ll help her improve the blood circulation around her ankle first.”
Although Parker was worried, he didn’t forget to comfort Bai Qingqing. He held Bai Qingqing’s mud-covered face and said, “Don’t worry. Harvey studied medicine in the City of Beastmen. You’ll feel better in no time.”
“Oh.” Bai Qingqing wasn’t too fussed, to begin with. She usually didn’t care if she sprained her ankle and would be too embarra.s.sed to excuse herself from morning runs. But since she was already here, it wouldn’t hurt to get it treated.
“Hm?” Harvey suddenly exclaimed. He pulled at Bai Qingqing’s shoelaces and asked, “What’s this? I’m going to ma.s.sage your ankle for you. Can I take this off?”
Bai Qingqing couldn’t help but laugh at Harvey’s reaction. She smiled and bent down to take off her shoe. “Of course you can.”
After she removed her gray sneaker, the breathing sounds in the house instantly stopped.
Although Bai Qingqing didn’t have the beastmen’s keen hearing abilities, her gut feeling told her that the atmosphere in the house suddenly changed. When she looked up, she saw the man Parker referred to as Harvey staring at her foot in shock. Bai Qingqing subconsciously looked at Parker, who was standing above her. Sure enough, his eyes had widened as well. She instantly panicked.
Oh no. Had her foot given her away? Didn’t a beastman’s foot look like this?
She couldn’t be sure as she didn’t notice the females’ feet earlier. Just when Bai Qingqing was so nervous she felt like her heart would stop beating, she suddenly heard Harvey’s amazed voice.
“What a beautiful foot…”
Bai Qingqing was speechless, but she still secretly heaved a sigh of relief.
Bai Qingqing’s foot was fair, slender, and proportionate. Her pretty toes were covered by pink, translucent toenails, making them seem pretty yet adorable. They seemed especially small and delicate underneath a large, black palm.
Parker instantly came back to his senses at the sound of Harvey’s voice. He glared at Harvey and warned him, “If you take another look at her foot, I’ll bite your head off! Quickly treat her ankle!”
Realizing that his reaction was inappropriate, Harvey immediately got up and walked away. Before long, he came back with a piece of yellow-colored root.
“Ginger?” Bai Qingqing was confused. This guy wanted to use ginger to treat her ankle?
“You know what this is?” Harvey glanced at Bai Qingqing in surprise. The female’s eyes were bright and soft. His heart was seemingly captured by her, and he couldn’t act like himself.
“This is called yellow root. It can dispel coldness and improve blood circulation. I’m going to use this to ma.s.sage your ankle,” Harvey said somewhat nervously. He used a small knife to cut off a part of the skin of the ginger root, then gently rubbed it against Bai Qingqing’s ankle.
It was clearly ginger! Bai Qingqing secretly grumbled that the beastmen were weird for using their seasonings as medicine instead of using it on food.