Chapter 565: Bluepool’s Gift
“What are they saying?” Bai Qingqing asked curiously.
Parker grinned gleefully and said, “They said Mommy must be pregnant with little leopard cubs.”
The little leopards howled even more vigorously now, as though they were conversing with their father.
Curtis narrowed his eyes and swept them away with his tail. However, he did so very gently, unlike the way their father would thrash them.
“Roar~” The cubs instantly changed their stands.
Parker’s countenance changed accordingly, and he was now glaring fiercely at them.
Bai Qingqing asked again, “What did they say this time?”
“Nothing.” Parker lowered his head and handled the condiments, seething with anger. Spineless little rascals. How could they say their mother was pregnant with snake babies? How maddening.
Bai Qingqing pulled Curtis to a bonfire and sat down. Winston came back with the handled prey, and the family sat around the bonfire. That fart smell that was at times faint and at times intense aside, it was a blissful scenery.
Very quickly, the fragrance of the food wafted through the air. Eating the rich-tasting roasted meat, Bai Qingqing felt relieved that she didn’t feel nauseous this time around.
“It’s been a long time since we sat together and ate like this,” Bai Qingqing said with fondness. “Oh, right. Winston, the poison didn’t act up these few days, right?”
Winston, who had just taken a bite of the meat, swallowed it without even chewing and replied, “No. It hasn’t acted up since I returned from the seaside.”
“That’s great,” replied Bai Qingqing.
While Parker was eating the meat, his ears suddenly shook. He turned his head towards the forest, and Bai Qingqing’s gaze followed his.
A human figure walked out of the forest. Although it was dark, he was enveloped by a layer of glow, and his bright blue hair color could be seen.
He held a water ball of about one meter in diameter in his hand, and a glow was emitted from the bottom of the water ball. A small school of fishes was swimming inside. One side was bright and the other side dim, and the tree trunk beside it cast a flickering shadow on the ground.
“Bluepool?” Bai Qingqing instantly got to her feet and walked towards him. “What’s that you’re holding? What’s that glowing thing?”
Bluepool grinned and quickened his pace. When he got to Bai Qingqing’s side, he said, “Didn’t you say you wanted my pearls? I can’t give that to you because I’m giving that to my spouse at the official mating ceremony. Hence, I found you some pearls that give off a glow. Look.”
“You went back to the sea? No wonder I didn’t see you recently.”
Bai Qingqing pressed her hand upon the water ball. This ball was different from the bubbles Bluepool blew in the past and didn’t have the bouncy feel of a balloon. “Why is it hard?”
“Stupid female.” The amused Bluepool said, “There’s water inside. Soft bubbles won’t be able to hold water, so I secreted a substance to make the bubble hold its shape.”
Realization dawned on Bai Qingqing. Several tiny fishes smaller than tadpoles in the water ball swam to her palm. She asked, “What fish is this? Are you thinking of rearing them and eating them when they get big?”
Bluepool replied, “This is called cleansing fish.”
Bai Qingqing’s eyes lit up in excitement. “I know about them. You’re talking about the parasites that feed on big fishes, right? But aren’t these a little too small?”
There existed fish spas in the modern ages. God only knew how much she yearned to try when she saw those images back then.
What a waste. She should have given it a try back in the sea.
Bluepool was astonished. “How did a female on land come to know about this?”
Very quickly, Bluepool thought of a reason. “Jean told you about this, didn’t she?”
“Mm, that’s right.”
“Let’s go to the waterhole.” Bluepool gazed towards it. Seeing flames abound over there, he frowned and said, “What are they doing?”
Bai Qingqing explained with a smile, “A new female has arrived in our village. They’re dueling to vie for mating rights. Do you want to give it a try?”