Beauty and the Beasts Novel - Chapter 111
Chapter 111: Bai Qingqing’s Nickname “Doggie”
Under his command, many ape beastmen came in with several large preys that had been skinned and split into teams to start the fire and place the food over it. From the looks of it, it seemed like one female was allocated to one bonfire. How extravagant and grand.
Seeing that others were choosing their bonfires, Bai Qingqing quickly asked, “Do we choose a bonfire too?”
“Of course,” Parker said.
Bai Qingqing looked around, then pointed at the corner-most bonfire. “Let’s go to that one. It’s quieter.”
The three of them went to the corner-most bonfire and sat down. Bai Qingqing was delighted to see that they were given fruits—there were bananas, watermelons, and oranges.
As the meat was barbecuing, Bai Qingqing plucked off a banana and started eating it. “So much food. Are there fruit plantations here?”
Parker said with disdain, “The ones grown by beastmen taste awful. Females don’t usually eat those. Preparation for these has started long ago. These fruits were plucked from the wild, and only the best were chosen and brought here.”
Bai Qingqing nodded. She thought to herself, That’s because they don’t know how to grow the fruits properly. Although many commercially-sold fruits these days don’t taste good, that’s because fruit-ripening agents have been added. The fruits grown in farming villages are super tasty.
As the skies grew darker, the fog became heavier. With the bonfires around, as the temperature was sufficiently high, the fog was lighter on the grassland.
A woman’s voice could be heard from behind. Displeased, Bai Qingqing turned around and shouted, “Who’s that!”
Behind, a female was squatting down and teasing a little puppy. Coincidentally, that was the fox female who rejected the white tiger. Next to her was a male, probably the one who won in the duel competing for her.
Right now, three pairs of eyes were staring at Bai Qingqing, a confused look on their faces.
Bai Qingqing paused in surprise, then awkwardly turned her head around.
Who would call her doggie here? In the end, she still responded by reflex. How embarrassing. Hopefully, those two people would think she was talking to someone else.
Parker glanced behind questioningly, then asked Bai Qingqing, “Who are you talking to?”
Even Cortis, who had a cold temperament, turned around to look.
The fox female heaved a sigh of relief and said with a smile, “I thought you were talking about me. This doggie is so adorable.”
The male said, “This is not a doggie. He’s my younger brother. You like him? We can give birth to a litter of little wolf pups like him.”
The fox female blushed. “Ah, he’s a little beastman? I couldn’t tell.”
“No, I heard wrongly.” The embarrassed Bai Qingqing started chomping down on her food..
Parker was doubtful. Cortis, however, hit the nail on the head. “You’re so sensitive to the word ‘doggie’. Is this also your name?”
Bai Qingqing choked. Do you need to be so quick-witted, Cortis?
That’s right. She indeed had the nickname “doggie”.
This nickname was given to her in her first year of senior high. A guy who was on pretty good terms with her had, after staring at her dazedly for a while, suddenly called her “doggie”. She angrily asked him why he called her this, but the guy merely smiled and didn’t answer her.
Later, the nickname “doggie” started spreading among the guys. Yet, later, girls who disliked her also started addressing her as “doggie” in an eccentric voice. Even her bestie would sometimes jokingly call her “dumb doggie” when she did something stupid.
She had become a dog that stood on two legs.
After she transmigrated, why she was nicknamed “doggie” became an unsolved mystery.
Just then, a wolf pup came running to Bai Qingqing to look for food. Its round body resembled a ball, looking incredibly adorable.
Bai Qingqing circled her arms around its waist to lift it up, and after staring at it for a moment, wondered. “Do I really look that much like a dog?”