Chapter 191: Running after Taking Advantage
Enjoying the fight, Bart was about to be able to bring him down when Parker suddenly ran off. He felt extremely aggrieved, let out a furious roar, then gave chase.
When Parker was still a two-striped beastman, Bart had been unable to catch up to him, let alone now that he was a three-striped beastman. The distance between the two beastmen was drawn apart in the time it took for a few breaths.
It wasn’t long before Bart completely lost traces of the leopard. He let out a snort and then returned with his injuries.
After the black wolf left, the leopard on the tree licked his paws sluggishly.
Parker couldn’t help but feel that his endurance was still not good enough. It hadn’t increased much from when he had two animal stripes.
He had leveled up twice before he had turned of age. Each time he leveled up, he would have improvements in all aspects by several or even ten times as much. This recent level up was because he had been forced into an impasse. It could be because there had been the minimum amount of energy that was sufficient for a level up stored in his body, allowing him to attain a breakthrough from his bottleneck.
If it wasn’t because he had been forced into an impasse, he reckoned that he would only be able to level up naturally two years later. Right now, he only had the form of a three-striped beastman, but he didn’t possess the same energy as a one.
He would have to continue training in order to truly possess the power of a three-striped beastman. However, he was already a three-striped beastman, and the rate of his improvement would definitely be a lot faster than one.
Anyway, this was a blessing in disguise, and he had gained a great benefit from it.
Parker only went back after wandering about outside for a while. During this time, Bai Qingqing had already eaten three meals, and they were going to run out of food supply soon. At the sight of Parker, Bai Qingqing held onto her stomach and ran out. “You’re finally back.”
Parker had prey in his mouth and a bunch of tubers the size of a fist around his neck. They were covered in dirt, so Bai Qingqing wasn’t able to recognize what they were.
“What did you dig out?” Bai Qingqing helped him to take off the things around his neck, and it was only after seeing the leaves attached to the tubers that she recognized them as sweet potatoes. She cried out in surprise. “Oh my god! Why didn’t you let me eat these things earlier?”
When she first came, there wasn’t any rice and every meal was just meat. Life would have been better if there had been sweet potatoes.
Parker was happy. “You like them?”
“I don’t really like them, but they are filling and can be eaten in place of rice. Moreover, their leaves are delicious and they are easy to grow.” Bai Qingqing wiped off the mud on a sweet potato. This sweet potato was small and had red skin. It looked very sweet.
Although Bai Qingqing hadn’t grown anything before, she had absolute confidence in growing sweet potatoes like these.
Her middle school history book had introduced the history of how sweet potatoes were introduced into the country. She could vaguely remember that sweet potato vines had been covered in soil and tied onto ships’ rails as ropes, and then crossed the seas to arrive in the country.
She was really astonished by their viability, and she didn’t believe that she wouldn’t be able to grow them successfully.
“Really?” Parker felt extremely excited. “I saw a lot of them. I’ll dig more for you tomorrow.”
“Okay,” Bai Qingqing said. Anyway, sweet potatoes could be stored, and she could keep them for the winter.
Parker cleaned the sweet potatoes and then handed them to her. Bai Qingqing had only been wanting to eat meat recently. It was only out of curiosity that she received the sweet potato and took a bite.
It was really sweet, crispy, and delicious, like fruits. It tasted a lot better than she imagined.
“En, it’s delicious!” Bai Qingqing said, “Bury one amongst the firewood. I want to taste a roasted one.”
“Alright,” Parker said happily and passed the leaves that had been washed clean to Bai Qingqing. “Didn’t you say that the leaves are good as well? There’s only this little bit. You can eat it. I’ll bring back more tomorrow.”
The sweet potato leaves in this season were already matured like branches. The leaves also had a lot of holes bitten by bugs.
“Cough!” Bai Qingqing choked and wiped her mouth, saying, “I like to eat meat recently. I’ll eat it in the future.”
“Oh,” Parker said disappointedly as he tossed the sweet potato leaves into the fire.