Chapter 95: Can Snakes Eat Spicy Food?
The meat was already fully cooked. Parker and Bai Qingqing ate it with gusto, while Cortis stood at the side and watched.
Bai Qingqing felt bad and politely asked Cortis, “Do you want to try?”
Cortis was a snake beastman, and Bai Qingqing had never seen him eat hot food in the one month that she spent with him in the jungle. She thought that Cortis would reject her, but to her surprise, he agreed.
“Okay,” Cortis said.
“Uh… you can eat from my bowl, then. The meat’s not as hot. I didn’t touch this side of the meat.” Bai Qingqing reached out to pa.s.s the bowl to Cortis, but only slightly since she was sitting on his body.
Parker couldn’t stand it any longer. He cut off a large chunk of the roasted meat and threw it into a clean stone bowl. “Eat this.”
Acting as if he didn’t hear him, Cortis picked up a piece of meat from Bai Qingqing’s bowl and placed it in his mouth.
Parker was so furious that his nostrils flared rapidly. Bai Qingqing quickly said to Parker, “Let the meat in that bowl cool first.”
“Hmph!” Parker turned his head away.
Cortis chewed on the meat a couple of times before his long red eyebrows furrowed together and his handsome face scrunched up and turned pink.
After swallowing the food in his mouth with much difficulty, Cortis moved his tail from under Bai Qingqing’s b.u.t.t, hurriedly mumbled, “I’ll go drink some water,” and rushed out the door.
Bai Qingqing sat on the cold, hard floor. “Cortis?”
With a splash, Cortis threw himself into the water, creating huge ripples as he did so.
Bai Qingqing looked at Parker in confusion. “What happened to him?”
Parker was instantly amused and burst out laughing. “Hahaha… it must be the red spikes… Hahaha…”
“Chili?” Bai Qingqing looked down at the meat in her bowl. Parker always prepared extra spicy roasted meat for her as she liked spicy food.
Now came the question: could snakes eat spicy food?
Parker laughed so much that his stomach hurt. He held his stomach with one hand and banged the floor with the other. “Hahaha… that was so funny. Tomorrow, I’m going to pick a whole bunch of red spikes and make the food so spicy that he can’t stand it.”
Bai Qingqing couldn’t help but smile and gently kicked Parker with her bare foot. “You’re gloating at his misery. Is your body okay?”
Parker was initially going to reply that he was okay. No female liked a weak male, especially one that got injured in a fight to decide his status in the family. Admitting that he was hurt would mean that he was useless.
However, after recalling how gentle Bai Qingqing was towards him in the morning, Parker immediately changed what he was about to say. “My chest still hurts. He just attacked me out of nowhere, and I wasn’t even ready.”
Bai Qingqing had an apologetic look on her face as she reached out to caress Parker’s chest. “I’m really sorry.”
It was clear from Bai Qingqing’s tone of voice that she was apologizing for Cortis. Parker’s heart, which didn’t really hurt at first, suddenly ached, and he suddenly tasted blood in his mouth, just like when he was sent flying.
Qingqing only accepted the snake beastman and hadn’t accepted him yet. His fight with Cortis was a complete joke.
Parker suddenly roughly pushed Bai Qingqing’s hand away, then reached out to the roasted meat and clawed off a piece of it. As he wolfed down the meat, he proclaimed. “I won’t leave you. And don’t try to drive me away now that he’s here. This is how you repay me for saving you. If you really hate me, we can talk after we copulate.”
It was already established that males had the right to pursue females they saved when out in the wild, and females couldn’t reject them. However, females still had the final say. If they really detested one of their partners, they could resolve the partners.h.i.+p.