Chapter 254: Rejecting Shuu
Although Bai Qingqing shook Parker’s arm, he didn’t drop a single grain. “Wild grains are like grass. After they’re scattered on the ground, they can grow on their own. You just have to harvest them.”
Bai Qingqing twiddled her pointer fingers together and asked shyly, “Then… can I still plant wild grains?”
Before Parker could respond, they heard the ape king’s robust voice. “I still several bags of superior quality wild grains. Parker can take one bag home later.”
Bai Qingqing was stunned by the ape king’s straightforwardness and didn’t dare to accept his offer. “Can we?”
Worried that the ape king’s generosity would cause other beastmen to be unhappy, Bai Qingqing looked around. The other beastmen were indeed looking at them.
The ape king could see through Bai Qingqing’s worries with one glance. He smiled and continued, “Anyone who wants to plant wild grains can collect them from me.”
The bear beastmen all lowered their heads and asked their females. No one said they wanted to plant wild grains even after some time had passed.
Bai Qingqing then felt relieved and thanked the ape king. “Thank you very much, then. We’ll return them to you once they can be harvested.”
The ape king smiled and replied, “You can give the wheat to me if you have any to spare.”
The ape king then led his henchmen out of the main hall.
The beastmen who were confident in farming left after collecting their seeds, leaving most of the beastmen in the main hall. After giving out all the seeds, an ape beastman stood on the stage and began explaining the dos and don’ts for farming.
The ape beastman’s explanation was detailed and complicated. He told them how to sow the seeds, how deep they should sow the seeds, when they should begin to water the seeds, what they should do if there were bugs in the water or on the seedlings, what bugs they were likely to come across… he covered all topics, big or small.
The females who grew too impatient went home first and left their males behind to listen to the explanation alone. Bai Qingqing also felt bored after a while. Parker, on the other hand, listened extremely attentively.
A baby’s loud cries then rang throughout the main hall and echoed in the rather enclosed house.
Bai Qingqing looked towards the source of the cries. The female carrying a baby had taken off her clothes, revealing her naked body underneath. She then buried the baby’s face in her plump chest. The baby’s cries then stopped and were replaced with swallowing noises.
Her male beastman helped to cover her up so that others wouldn’t see the blinding scenery. However, Bai Qingqing could still vaguely hear the sounds of the baby suckling and felt her maiden’s heart take ten thousand hits.
“Parker.” Bai Qingqing shook Parker’s arm.
Parker only glanced at the crying baby for a moment and never focused on it after that. He asked, “What’s wrong?”
“I’ll wait for you outside,” Bai Qingqing said softly.
Parker hesitated for a moment, then remembered that the males here all already had mates. He said, “Don’t leave the ape castle. I’ll come look for you after I’m done listening.”
Bai Qingqing walked out of the main hall on her tiptoes. She felt liberated after breathing in fresh air from outside.
Bai Qingqing turned around upon hearing a young male’s surprised voice from behind. It was the wolf beastman, Shuu.
“I’ve been waiting for a chance to finally see you again.” Shuu quickly walked up to her. His grey eyes were shockingly bright, possibly because the sun was too bright.
“Long time no see.” Bai Qingqing smiled politely. She had become used to seeing handsome guys and her heartbeat no longer raced at the sight of Shuu.
Shuu returned a brilliant smile.
Bai Qingqing took a deep breath before saying seriously, “Please don’t try and find me anymore. Pursue another female instead.”
Shuu’s smile instantly froze, and his body shook as if he’d been dealt a heavy blow. He gripped Bai Qingqing’s hand tightly and asked, “You don’t like me?”