582 Pregnant Three Times in Two Years
The fire had just started burning when several males carried over four large stone pots to be placed over their bonfires.
The females gazed at each other, a familiar sensation unanimously rising in their hearts.
Drawing the connection to the tiger king whom they saw previously, they had an answer in their hearts.
Not too long after, Parker and Winston walked over carrying a large stone table laid with hundreds of dumplings. Bai Qingqing, following after them, smiled and waved at the group of females staring at her.
Though she didn't know them, all of them knew her.
After all, Bai Qingqing had the tiger king as her guardian beast and was an exceptional beauty. They remembered her face from the time she distributed food to them back then.
"Bai Qingqing?" Someone from the group of females shouted.
Hearing her own name, realization suddenly dawned on Bai Qingqing. "Winston's guess was spot-on. You guys are indeed from the City of Beastmen."
Having undergone the horrifying calamity, the females were rather envious of Bai Qingqing who didn't have to go through those horrors. As for their males, they were filled with guilt and so ashamed of themselves that they had their heads lowered and didn't dare look at her.
As the saying goes, the law cannot be enforced when everyone is an offender.
Moreover, they had to rely on them to strengthen their village. Bai Qingqing didn't mention that not-so-wonderful past and instead said with a smile, "This food is made using flour, too. Every female will get some."
The females from the City of Beastmen, who had a special fondness for flour, felt their mouths water at hearing that.
Once the water in the four stone pots boiled, the dumplings were added into the water. With every pot cooking over a hundred dumplings, they could finish cooking them all in one batch.
When the dumplings flipped over in the water, the aroma of the meat permeated through the air. Not only the females, but even the males were drooling.
Roar~ The leopard cubs ran to surround Bai Qingqing and eagerly ask for food.
They were half a year old now, and while their growth had slowed down, their strength was still speedily increasing, as were their weights.
As the cubs stepped on Bai Qingqing's thighs, she felt bouts of pain that made her get to her feet.
"Alright, Mommy will give you some."
The leopard cubs obediently stood in a neat row.
From the crowd of females came an astonished voice. "Are these your leopard cubs? My goodness! Didn't you just give birth to a nest of baby snakes?"
Very quickly, another female noticed Bai Qingqing's bulging tummy and asked in an even more astounded voice, "Surely… you're not pregnant again?"
Bai Qingqing couldn't help but shrink in her tummy. But it didn't help at all. Letting out an embarrassed chuckle, she said, "Hur hur… Err, I guess so."
Several females voiced their agreements.
Bai Qingqing's mouth twitched. She truly didn't feel that being pregnant three times in two years was anything to be proud of.
"Qingqing, sit down and let me do it." Parker took the large spoon from her hands.
He first scooped a bowl for her, then contained the dumplings using the tree leaves they had prepared in advance.
Two pots were used for cooking meat dumplings, and the other two, fish dumplings. Everyone was given an equal share of each. Winston arranged for a few males to help Parker, and very soon, every female received the aromatic dumplings.
All of a sudden, the banquet was filled with "Delicious" remarks. With the help of the delicacies, the atmosphere between Bai Qingqing and those females became harmonious.
"I hadn't expected you guys to be the ones buying the females. Oh, right. Where are the females you bought previously?" A female asked in passing.
"You mean Bailey?" Bai Qingqing asked. She pointed at a bonfire at the corner and said, "She's over there."
"Just her alone?" a female asked strangely.
Ears pricking up, Winston asked sternly, "Are there other villages buying females?"
As Winston's aura was too powerful, the minute he opened his mouth, the females dared not utter another sound.