Chapter 890: Obtained the Antidote (2)
Bai Qingqing slapped Mitch.e.l.l’s hand away and cast a displeased glance at him. But because of the antidote, she said nothing.
She simply lowered her head and revealed a smile when she saw An’an licking her lips. “Good girl.”
Females exuding the glory of motherly love were always the most beautiful. Moreover, Bai Qingqing was considered gorgeous in the beastman world, to begin with.
Entranced by her beauty, Mitch.e.l.l couldn’t help but imagine a scene of the female before him nurturing a group of baby scorpions in such a gentle manner.
“Oh right, did you see my two spouses? They went to look for you.”
Bai Qingqing’s voice snapped Mitch.e.l.l out of his reverie.
Even though his face threatened to betray his feelings, his tone remained arrogant and conceited, as one would expect of a person in power.
“I saw them. What about it?”
Bai Qingqing instantly pressed. “Where are they? Why didn’t they come with you?”
“Them? They’ll only be able to come back in another two days, I think,” Mitch.e.l.l said, feigning nonchalance.
Bai Qingqing asked strangely, “Why? What did you make them do?”
“How would I dare to make them do anything?” Mitch.e.l.l fell sitting on his b.u.t.t on the rock. It seemed like his b.u.t.t was injured, for the moment it made contact with the rock, he leaped to his feet with a gasp.
Bai Qingqing nearly sputtered with laughter. But as she was used to maintaining politeness in front of people she wasn’t familiar with, she restrained herself from laughing out loud.
“The antidote was retrieved from the sh.e.l.l at the scorpion’s tail. Were you wounded as a result?” Bai Qingqing asked, feeling rather worried.
Mitch.e.l.l instantly put on an expression that suggested he had made a huge sacrifice and said as he slapped his own b.u.t.t, “Of course. I broke my sh.e.l.l with a sharp rock. It wasn’t easy for me to extract the antidote. Even after transforming into a human, my tailbone still hurts.”
Although Mitch.e.l.l’s manner seemed frivolous, seeing how much pain he was in, Bai Qingqing believed his words, that he merely hadn’t thought of telling her at the start.
Going by this line of thought, the scorpion king’s true nature was that of a person who performed good deeds anonymously.
But as the beastmen were simple in nature, this strength was possessed by nearly all the males in this world.
With one arm carrying An’an, Bai Qingqing retrieved several large meat strips from the food bag and extended her hand towards Mitch.e.l.l.
“This is the food we brought from our village. In order to preserve it for a longer period, the texture is a tad hard. But it tastes pretty good. Do try it.”
Bai Qingqing didn’t know that her spouses had specially saved this food for her sole consumption, and without any danger awareness, she gave the dried meat away as a local delicacy.
As a king, Mitch.e.l.l naturally wouldn’t mind this bit of food. Hence, he readily accepted it.
He placed a piece into his mouth, and when he took a bite, he immediately revealed a delighted expression, nodding as he ate. “What meat is this? Tastes really good.”
Bai Qingqing shrugged with a smile. “Well, you’ve duped the chef into going away. Or else, you could be asking him how to make it this very moment.”
“He was the one who made it?” Mitch.e.l.l merely regarded this as food commonly seen by the forest beastmen and didn’t care for the leopard who made it. He planned on heading to the forests to check it out for himself when he had the time.
“You haven’t told me what happened to my spouses. Quick, tell me, why would they only be returning two days later?” asked Bai Qingqing.
Recalling the scene earlier, Mitch.e.l.l felt a lingering fear in his heart.
At the time he was about to prepare the antidote and preoccupied with the intense pain in his tail, he hadn’t noticed that someone had entered the house.
He had just buried the antidote in the crushed ice when he felt an immensely powerful snake’s body coil around him.
With the tightening of his tail, the snake squeezed out all the air in his chest, making it impossible for him to inhale fresh air.
When that group of scorpion beastmen saw their scorpion king being restrained, they lost all will to resist.