Beauty and the Beasts - Chapter 840 - Laying All the Cards On the Table (1)[Updated at: 2021-02-06 05:30:51]
Chapter 840: Laying All the Cards On the Table (1)
However, without the village’s protection, it would be too dangerous for females. Hence, Parker could only think about it.
It would be great if there no longer existed any perils that could pose a threat to Qingqing’s life.
As this thought came to him, Parker smiled. That would be impossible. If there no longer existed those carnivorous animals, they beastmen would also have nothing to eat.
Curtis was gone for a long time before returning. Parker was about to grumble when his face lit up at the sight of the succulent prey caught by him.
“Qingqing, you’ll get to eat fatty meat today,” Parker happily said as he walked towards the waterhole with the prey.
Bai Qingqing’s delighted voice rang out from inside the house, and shortly after she came running out.
Who would have thought that a girl who selectively ate lean meat for sixteen years of her existence would regard fatty meats as the ultimate delicacy after spending a few years in the beastman world?
Running into Curtis on her way out, Bai Qingqing’s smile sweetened. “Curtis.”
Curtis stroked her head and then let go.
“Mm.” Bai Qingqing was about to run off to see just how fatty the prey was when she halted in her footsteps again.
“An’an is alone in the house. Can you keep an eye on her?”
Curtis nodded and replied, “Okay.”
With a smile, Bai Qingqing ran to crouch down beside Parker. She saw that the prey was indeed a very fat one. It was fair and fat, pretty much similar to the domesticated pigs of the modern ages.
“What animal is this? It looks so tender.” Bai Qingqing picked up a tree branch and, poking at it, could feel that it was full of fats. Seems like a lot of animal oil could be extracted from it.
Parker replied, “This is a tree worm, a creature that crouches inside a tree hole and only eats but doesn’t move at all. Of course, it’s fat.”
Bai Qingqing’s thoughts froze the moment she heard the word “worm”.
Gulping her saliva, Bai Qingqing asked doubtfully, “Can this be eaten?”
But then she saw that the tree worm had four limbs, and it was just that they were shorter. From the looks of it, it was probably an ordinary mammal.
Parker said, “Of course. All the females love eating this. It’s just that it’s too difficult to find.”
As he spoke, Parker started reproaching himself and let out a sigh of frustration. “It’s been three years since we got together, and I haven’t yet captured one for you.”
“Hehehe, I haven’t tried so many things in your world, and I frequently get to eat good food. You don’t have to take it to heart.” Bai Qingqing chuckled.
Parker halted in his chores and speedily planted a kiss on her face, then lowered his head and continued doing whatever he was doing, as though that kiss didn’t happen at all.
Bai Qingqing raised a hand and, touching the spot where he kissed her, revealed a pursed-lipped smile. “It’s getting a little hot. I’ll go inside first.”
Curtis watched An’an for a good while, before coiling her up with his snake’s tail.
He only had to exert a little bit more strength, and this little thing would no longer worry Snow.
But this little fellow didn’t sense any danger at all, her short and tiny arms grabbing a wooden rod encrusted with luminous balls, staring fixedly at it without even blinking once, completely unbothered by Curtis’s presence.
Her tranquil manner brought about a fondness in Curtis’s heart.
How great would it be if this was his baby? His female baby would definitely be as tranquil, and not have any legacy memories. He would be able to dote on her, just like how Snow doted on all her young ones. Also, he needn’t have any qualms about any customs specific to them snake beastman.
As these thoughts came to him, Curtis couldn’t help but curl An’an to him and stroke her head.
“Good girl.” Curtis coldly spat out these two words.
Curtis was cold, and Bai An’an was even colder than him. She completely ignored him, and her eyes widened as she continued staring at the wooden rod, as though a flower would bloom from within through the power of her stare.
Curtis raised a brow.
Just then, An’an’s eyes started rolling around as she continued staring at the wooden rod.