Chapter 166: Storing Physical Stamina (2)
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
With nothing to do, Bai Qingqing felt tempted when she heard the sounds of cooking outside. She glanced at Curtis, then carefully shifted her head and finally managed to crawl out after much effort.
Curtis’s head left his warm pillow, and after lifting the transparent veil off his eyes to glance at her, he fell back to sleep again.
With the animal skin wrapped around her, Bai Qingqing walked into the main room. Parker thought that Bai Qingqing was hungry, so he added a few more thick firewood into the fire and said, “It’s not done yet, still got to wait for a little while more.”
“Oh.” With a half-dry towel in her hands, Bai Qingqing sat down beside him. “I merely came out to take a look, and also to warm up by the fire.”
As the aroma of the food entered her senses, Bai Qingqing started to feel hungry and licked the corner of her lips unconsciously.
Noticing this, Parker said, “I’ll find you a thorny fruit for you to clean your teeth.”
He then dashed into the rain. Seeing him leave the house naked, Bai Qingqing prayed there was no one outside the house.
The thorny fruit plant had managed to survive. The thick and waxy tree leaves appeared green and luxuriant with the moisture from the rain. Parker plucked a thorny fruit with dense, fine and sharp thorns, and also filled up half a bowl with rainwater on his way back.
After handing the thorny fruit and water to Bai Qingqing, Parker shook his tail vigorously, splattering water all over the ground.
“This tail is so troublesome. Even after transforming into a human, it doesn’t disappear. It doesn’t dry easily when it gets wet.” Parker grumbled. With his front facing her, he sat down on the ground and stuck out his tail to toast it dry by the fire.
Bai Qingqing brushed her teeth carefully. Ever since the thorny fruit was introduced to her, she had stopped using toothbrush and toothpaste and had since become a loyal fan of the thorny fruit. Gazing at Parker’s tail, Bai Qingqing said incoherently, “Be careful not to burn your tail.”
“Howl—” Parker let out a low growl to show his displeasure. Would he be that dumb?
After he was done drying his tail by the fire, Parker shifted towards Bai Qingqing, curling his tail around her slender waist.
Bai Qingqing lowered her gaze, and when she saw the golden tail curled by her waist, she felt her heartbeat escalating. She didn’t reject Parker’s act of intimacy.
“The meat is cooked. Go on and eat it.” Parker tore off some golden-brown meat that was oozing with oil and placed it into the bowl. Knowing Qingqing loved cleanliness, he took care to hand the bowl to her using his non-greasy hand.
“Thanks,” Bai Qingqing said softly, before picking up her chopsticks and starting to eat.
This deer was extremely plump, and the fats on the exterior smelled especially fragrant when roasted. Bai Qingqing specifically chose the fatty parts to eat, and her mouth ended up super oily.
This was strange. In the past, she never used to eat fatty meat. However, ever since coming to this world and having eaten various kinds of meat that were lean and awfully hard to chew, fatty meats were now her favorite. It was a pity though, she rarely got to eat it.
She was so engrossed in eating that she forgot about the time. When she got up, Bai Qingqing thought to herself “oh no”. Avoiding Parker, she peeked inside the animal skin around her waist. What she saw made her feel a sense of despair.
Wrinkling his nose, Parker walked to the door and grabbed a handful of mud to scrub away the grease on his mouth, before rinsing it with rainwater. He then lifted Bai Qingqing up and set her down on his pile of grass.
Bai Qingqing didn’t dare to sit, so she stayed on the pile of grass in a half-squat position and smiled awkwardly at him.
“I’ll fetch you some water,” Parker said enthusiastically. He had been eyeing this all morning, and now finally he had a chance to wait on Qingqing.
With no strength to rebut him, after Parker went out, Bai Qingqing quickly wiped her body clean with a wet towel, then wrapped a fresh piece of animal skin around her waist. When Parker returned, she simply handed him a blood-stained towel.
“I’ve already wiped myself clean. You can help me wash this towel,” Bai Qingqing said to him with a grin. She glanced at Parker briefly, then shifted her gaze to the pile of grass.
Parker’s face fell. He took the towel from her and scrubbed it maniacally as if venting his anger. Then, without waiting for Bai Qingqing to say so, he took the initiative to wash the bloodstains off the animal skin.