Chapter 884: Don’t Drink Water
Everyone present was her mate. Bai Qingqing leaned against the wall and fed An’an. At the same time, she shared the story of her encounter with the scorpion king.
However, Curtis ignored the scorpion king. He flicked out his tongue and his eyes narrowed dangerously.
Parker was behind Bai Qingqing and tried hard to communicate to Curtis through his expressions: Don’t say it, don’t say it!
“Ssss~” Curtis felt baffled as he flicked out his tongue.
Bai Qingqing turned back and looked at Parker. He immediately straightened his expression, chewing on the jerky as if he was having a lollipop.
“Is your face cramping up?” Bai Qingqing pinched Parker’s handsome cheeks.
The few scratches on his face had recovered by a lot, and Bai Qingqing still didn’t really dare to touch them. She only pinched gently before letting go.
“Are you still unable to eat it? I’ll help you to chew.” As Bai Qingqing said this, she bent over to look for food.
Curtis raised his tail, and Parker immediately understood what he meant. He s.n.a.t.c.hed the jerky Bai Qingqing had just brought out, stuffed it in his mouth, and started chewing away.
“I’ve recovered a lot of my strength now. I can eat,” Parker said.
Bai Qingqing smiled and said, “That’s great. I’m finding it hard to chew.”
“Don’t worry. If you have trouble chewing, I’ll help you with it,” Parker immediately said, his face wearing the expression as if he had a strong yearning to try.
Bai Qingqing quickly shook her head.
Both Curtis and Winston noticed Muir’s scent. Under Parker’s reminder, both of them realized that Bai Qingqing hadn’t managed to recognize him.
That was true. Females’ vision was too weak, and they were practically blind in the underground palace. It was normal for Bai Qingqing to be unable to recognize the eagle beastman.
They shared a great tacit understanding and weren’t planning on mentioning this love rival. Instead, they planned on taking care of this in the background.
“Since we know what’s the antidote to the scorpion poison, then I don’t have to help the scorpion king anymore.” Winston undid the animal skin bag tied to his waist and casually tossed it to a dark corner.
The sound of shattered rocks clas.h.i.+ng together rang out in the bag, drawing Bai Qingqing’s gaze over.
An’an was full, so Bai Qingqing placed her down next to Parker. She then carefully stepped onto the large piece of tough soil pieces as she walked barefooted to the bag.
She opened the bag and took a look. It was filled with pitch-black octahedral crystals.
“These are the ores that the beastmen in the underground palace are digging?” Bai Qingqing asked.
“Mm,” Winston responded.
Bai Qingqing jolted it. The over 300 black crystals weren’t light, and this heavy weight was the sweat that Winston had put in for over one month. It felt so heavy that Bai Qingqing was unable to raise her hand.
Bai Qingqing picked the bag up and looked toward Winston’s lean and haggard face.
He was a warrior. However, it had only been over a month since he had left, yet he was tortured to look like a defeated hostage.
“What did you eat here? You’ve slimmed down so much. Quickly come over to have some jerky as well.” Bai Qingqing pulled his hand and got him to sit down.
Winston didn’t take the piece of jerky Bai Qingqing handed him, and he also took away the food that Parker was chewing, putting them all into the bag.
“There’s no lack of food here. Save these for yourself.”
Bai Qingqing didn’t believe him. They were in the desert. How could they not be lacking food?
“That’s great.” Hearing that, Parker immediately became spirited, and the weakness on his face wore off a little. “Where can we get food? Quickly bring me there!”
“En.” Winston’s expression was grim as he nodded, then said, “We still need to conserve water. It takes one black crystal to trade for one bowl of water.”
Bai Qingqing’s expression cracked. She held onto the small bag of crystals and took a look, then looked at the three big jars of water they had brought. She instantly had the feeling that she had struck it rich.
“It’s so expensive?” Parker found it unbelievable as well and teased him. “How many days before you drink a bowl of water?”
“I don’t drink water.” Winston gave a simple reply.