Chapter 124: The End
No one in Bai Yi's team was a Medicinal Maker, so none of them knew how to extract the medicinal components of the Dead Soul Flower. However, they were at the core of the ghost city Wellington right now. They weren't lacking in Dead Soul Flowers at all, and they had even found a flower field growing on a patch of corpses.
"This is really unbelievable!"
All of them were amazed when they first saw the big flower field. However, after seeing the densely packed corpses below, their mood turned quite sour again. According to the rumors, the Dead Soul Flower grew through absorbing souls. Although they didn't know if this was true, the scene of the Dead Soul Flowers swaying on top of the corpses still mesmerized yet appalled them.
"So many Dead Soul Flowers!" Woolf said in astonishment.
"No, it isn't many at all." Bai Yi shook his head.
"Although it looks like a giant field of Dead Soul Flowers, if we look at it carefully, then the total number of Dead Soul Flowers in Wellington probably wouldn't exceed 10,000. In addition, if the rumors are true and these flowers grow by absorbing souls, then these flowers can basically never reproduce. The more the flowers are used up, the lesser and rarer it will become," Bai said slowly as he looked at those flowers.
"It's just too bad. If only we had a talented Medicinal Maker to find the way to extract the medicinal compounds of the Dead Soul Flower and concoct a drug for us. That would be the best way to optimise the effects of the Dead Soul Flower," Mavis said as well.
"En, that's really true." Bai Yi nodded.
"Not only can the Dead Soul Flower nourish the soul and shorten the Brutal Phase, but from our situation, this flower can heal damage to the soul as well. So far, no other places have found anything similar to the Dead Soul Flower. It's easy to imagine just how valuable this thing is," Bai Yi said till here and gradually stopped.
"An enormously useful and non-renewable resource. It would definitely be a scarce flower in the future," Mavis added.
"How do you guys know?"
"It's just basic deduction. Really, can't you just use your brain for once?" Bai Yi was at his wit's end regarding Woolf. This guy's brain was clearly not bad, but he just didn't want to use it.
"Let's put the future aside. For now, we should just heal our injuries and collect more Dead Soul Flowers as a backup," Bai Yi said at the end. This was indeed a good plan, but in the end, they probably couldn't take away many either. After all, there wasn't much Soul Purifying Tree sap left in the briefcase. Moreover, they had never seen this kind of sap before, so they didn't know where to get it either.
During their free time while resting, all of them silently thought about their gains and losses from this battle.
Bai Yi chatted with Mavis every day, seemingly recovering his gentle demeanour. However, Mavis could feel that Bai Yi's inner self had changed again. After this journey to the ghost city Wellington, Bai Yi understood some things very deeply. Now, he was a combination of both gentleness and callousness, contradictory elements that somehow complemented each other.
Woolf retrieved his greatsword and would swing it around when he had nothing to do, treating it as practice. His greatsword was actually the most durable weapon here; even Bai Yi's fang sword had some cracks on it. It was really true that the bigger and simpler the thing, the harder it was to break.
Pupu often laid down and faced one direction silently. To the active Pupu who liked to move around, this was something very rare. They could tell that Pupu was really worried about Warner's disappearance. No matter what, Warner was Pupu's real owner, though toward the end it was getting harder to see who was the owner in this owner-pet relationship.
Momo frequently wandered around the Soul Release Tree, she seemingly felt very comfortable around this tree.
Soul Release Tree - This was the name that Bai Yi's team gave the giant tree in the middle. To think of it, it seemed like none of them here had any talent for giving names. They initially wanted to give it a similar name to the Dead Soul Flower and just name it as the Dead Soul Tree, but Momo pulled on Bai Yi and whined that the name wasn't nice. Then, they changed part of the name to the Soul Release Tree, and it indeed sounded quite a lot better. It even had some Buddhist or Taoist vibe to it.
As for the Soul Release Tree, only Momo felt comfortable around it, while the rest of them felt that the tree was extremely ominous. Growing to become so lush among that pile of corpses, just imagining it…However, they really didn't find any other dangers from the Soul Release Tree so far. At least, it wouldn't suddenly grow some tentacles out to pull people inside.
Of course, they could obviously tell that Momo had a deeper connection to spiritual things. They didn't know if this was because Momo innately had these characteristics or it was because of the influence of the Progenitor's source blood.
Other than that, Sharpei was also behaving quite abnormally recently. Momo actually found Sharpei eating the corpses the piled up around the center of Wellington. Sharpei avoided everyone when he did so, but Momo still caught him. After discovering Sharpei's actions, Momo actually didn't tell anybody but kept Sharpei around her, secretly covering up for him.
Momo herself did not know why she did so.
After 3 days, when their bodies had mostly recovered and they could move around a lot easier, Bai Yi gathered everyone.
"Finish all of that fluid we have left and pick all the Dead Soul Flowers we can. We will leave after that," Bai Yi said to everyone.
"So quickly?" Woolf still felt that his body wasn't as nimble as before.
"That's right, we don't know where Warner is now. He fell into the berserk state, and coupled with the damage to his soul, it's easy to imagine how bad his situation is now. We didn't have the ability to move before, but now that we can move, we must go back and find Warner. There's also Heloise. It has been a few days since we split up and she hasn't come back either. The Spirit Devouring Butterflies that I asked Momo to send to search for her couldn't find anything as well. Anyway, although our injuries aren't healed yet, we still can't afford to just stay here anymore," Bai Yi summarized the current situation and explained.
After hearing Bai Yi's words, they didn't have any objections. To speak of it, there weren't that many of them now.
All of them started to move, and their first obstacle were the vengeful spirits outside the Soul Release Tree. These vengeful spirits naturally felt the temptation of the Soul Release Tree, but also felt afraid at the same time. This strange feeling made these vengeful spirits encircle the Soul Release Tree from a distance.
How do they get out?
At this time, Momo walked toward the Soul Release Tree, drawing her sword from the sheath and hacking off a branch. Then, she brought the branch back to them.
"Use this, my instincts tells me that the vengeful spirits won't attack us if we use this," Momo said.
Ok then, even though there was completely no reason behind it. However, after they tried it out, everyone realized that it was just as Momo had said. None of the vengeful spirits had attacked them while they were holding the branch of the Soul Release Tree. Rather, the vengeful spirits became confused. After ascertaining this point, everyone looked at Momo in astonishment. Momo experienced the greatest change after entering Wellington. Just what was she turning into?
However, overall, her changes didn't seem like a bad thing sofar.
After wandering around Wellington carefully for more than a week, they finally found Heloise. She was getting chased by a Terror Bird when they found her and they saved her from it. After saving Heloise, they talked about everything that had happened during this period and their emotions stirred up again. The regretful thing was that Bai Yi's team never found Warner at the end; they couldn't find any traces of Yu Han either. No matter what, Wellington was the capital of New Zealand, to find one person in this city full of shadowy figures really needed quite a lot of luck.
"I really didn't imagine…If only I was there…" Heloise looked at Mavis in regret.
"No, it's really fine. Just that in the future, the people in the team will have to rely on you to take care of them." Mavis entrusted Heloise with this responsibility.
"En, be at ease, I will look after Woolf well." Heloise nodded.
"It's Bai Yi!"
"Hey, I can't do anything about Bai Yi, you know this." Heloise shrugged. She wasn't talking nonsense. If it was Hong Qi Hua, then maybe Bai Yi would have listened to her. However, if it was her, unless Bai Yi already had the same plan in mind, he wouldn't be easily persuaded by other people for many things.
"Forget about it then, that's it for now. Well, see you guys again."
"En, see you again!" All of them said their farewells to Mavis, and left with some sorrow on their faces. Although this journey to Wellington didn't take too long, they had already experienced more than enough in this period of time. While leaving this place, Bai Yi had a new responsibility on him and that was Momo's promise to find a way to revive Mavis.
Half a month later, the remainder of Yu Han's team said their farewells to Nancy as well. Yu Han tried to invite Nancy again over this period, but Nancy declined gently every time. Only now did Yu Han realize that this girl in front of him that had turned into a monster had a very firm stance on things. She wouldn't easily change her mind.
When the 3 of them left Nancy's residence and came to the outside of Wellington, Adams suddenly stopped. Yu Han quivered in his heart. Adams hadn't answered his question yet. Yu Han thought that they would just silently go on like this forever, but at this time, Adams suddenly stopped. Yu Han felt a bad premonition in his heart.
"I will seek back justice from Bai Yi, but not with you. Sorry!" Adams said very seriously.
Yu Han's heart throbbed intensely, but he still revealed a look of understanding. After Adams finished his words, he nodded toward Yu Han and Ning Xue. Then, he turned around and walked off in another direction. Yu Han didn't try to make him stay either, Adams had already thought about it for so long. If he would change his mind with just a few words, he wouldn't be Adams anymore.
There was only him left, there was only him again!
Seeing Adams disappear into the distance, endless pain and darkness grew in Yu Han's heart, as if threatening to engulf him. However, at this moment, Ning Xue suddenly hugged Yu Han from behind. Her touch didn't feel too warm, but he felt the warmth from somewhere else. Yu Han looked at this girl that had always stayed by his side, never abandoning him, and suddenly his heart completely fell for her.
Yu Han hugged Ning Xue back. From this moment onward, Ning Xue occupied an incomparably special position in his heart.
Chapter 125: Not Liking To Study
Bai Yi's team stood silently for a long time at the outer perimeter of Wellington, looking back at the city shrouded in shadows. After a long while, Bai Yi finally turned around under all of their gazes and walked outside. Woolf, Heloise, Momo, Sharpei, and Pupu immediately followed after him, walking beside Bai Yi.
"Bai Yi, what are we going to do now?"
"Look for talented people and expand our team. Then, we will look for a way to resolve the situation that all the evolved humans in New Zealand are in now," Bai Yi said. After he spoke, he realized that the rest of them didn't seem to understand much and he continued to explain.
"I was too focused on revenge in the past, and missed out on many things. For example, nobody new ever joined our team, because I didn't want to push this hate onto anybody else. However, even though we didn't kill Yu Han for sure, my mindset is already a bit different." Bai Yi touched his chest, but he did not say what exactly was different.
"Although we've released the information about the activated cells, we are still far from solving the problem of the evolved humans. Similarly, although evolved lifeforms could basically survive in New Zealand now, it's still a long way from the peaceful lives we had before. An initial estimate is that the evolved humans still surviving in New Zealand won't be more than 1 million, and this number is still rapidly decreasing every day. Falling into the berserk state in the Brutal Stage, running around to look for food and medicinal products, nobody knows when they would die. The New Zealand now fully lives up to its name of - Devil Island."
"I am not a saint, but we did promise the Progenitor to do something."
"There's still quite a few researchers remaining in New Zealand, although a large portion of them died, there are still quite a few that survived. What I'm thinking now is to gather these people again and restart the research into activated cells, using our limited resources to solve the problems of the drastic change in physical form and brutality. These are also the problems that the research facility had already started working on."
"However, to do this, we first need a safe environment."
"Living like savages now, we have to risk our lives to search for every meal. There's a chance of dying in the hands of some monster at any time if we are not careful. How could anybody have the energy to do research in an environment like this? Hence, a safe environment is necessary. However, a safe environment can't possibly be created in a short period of time. Before the safe environment is constructed, we have to protect those learned people under some limited conditions first. This is to prevent them from all dying too early," Bai Yi explained carefully. Apparently, he had already thought about the future in the detail over the past few days.
"They need protection?"
"We have to admit that knowledge is not commonly used in New Zealand now. After all, there isn't any monsters that will talk about mathematical models with you. In reality, regardless of the strength of those researchers, we have to protect them just because of the knowledge in their heads. These people with knowledge are our future hope. Unless, you really think that people like us, who know nothing, would somehow be able to develop a way to regain human form?" Bai Yi asked.
"I know about cells and genes!" Woolf cracked open a smile in glee.
"Do you know the construction of a cell?" Bai Yi had a slight smile on his face.
"Isn't the cell the smallest unit in the human body? I learned this before in senior high, don't try to trick me!" Woolf replied with another question.
"I know that the cell is the smallest unit of the human body, but the cell is still split into cell membrane, nucleus, mitochondrion, cytoplasm, ribosomes and many more," Bai Yi shrugged when he said till this point. "Other than those, I don't know anything anymore, but I still remember that just the makeup of a cell is extremely complex. Do you think that with our level of knowledge, we can develop a drug to regain our human form?"
"I know it's impossible, I'm just saying…" Woolf mumbled to himself.
"I support Bai Yi's suggestion fully! Protect the researchers!" Woolf suddenly shouted in a loud voice comically.
"OHH~!" Momo immediately shouted along with Woolf, but happened to meet Bai Yi's eyes while laughing. Shit I'm dead, this thought appeared in Momo's head mysteriously; after that, she made an aggrieved look. Sure enough, Bai Yi looked at Momo and smiled.
"Momo thinks that it's right too? Then you should take your studies more seriously next time."
"Oh~!" The same reply, but this time Momo's face looked like a deflated eggplant.
Heloise found it very funny looking on from the sidelines. Momo was actually a very obedient kid, just that she didn't like studying. That's right, just like many kids, Momo didn't like looking at those dry and boring books at all. On the contrary, what Momo liked to do now was to swing her sword and hack at things in her free time, practicing her sword skills. Unfortunately, Bai Yi didn't care about Momo's sword practice too much, but didn't give her any slack when it came to her studies. Momo was most afraid of her daddy using that kind of eyes to force her to study now.
Momo looked at Heloise with puppy eyes. She hoped that her Aunt Heloise could help her, but Heloise could only shrug her shoulders helplessly.
Momo saw Heloise's expression and looked at Woolf, Sharpei, and Pupu after that. Forget about it, they were completely useless. When Warner was around, she could still find a companion to resist Bai Yi's tyranny together, and in the meantime whine to Aunt Mavis a bit. But now, her forces were weak.
"Then, let's go retrieve the things that we had placed before," Bai Yi said. Before entering Wellington, Bai Yi had put some daily necessities at some location. After all, they entered Wellington to seek revenge, there was no reason to bring a huge bunch of daily necessities along with them into the city.
Momo saw that they were getting closer and closer to the place where they had left the textbooks and couldn't help but feel aggrieved. She was going to get forced to study again.
The location that they had left their things was a house covered with vegetation. It wasn't anything especially important, so they didn't specially try to cover it up either. However, before they got close, Bai Yi squinted his eyes. Everyone realized that somebody had come to this place before.
Bai Yi's eyes changed slightly, activating the first level of his Reverse Flower Eyes.
At the first level, Bai Yi's eyes didn't have much attacking power, but his vision wasincomparable to before. A normal person only had about 120 degrees field of vision, but Bai Yi in this state actually had a full 180 degrees field of vision. This was just the start, the most important thing was that Bai Yi could clearly capture everything that fell into his sight in this state. His vision was not like normal people who could only focus on a small area at any one time.
He didn't discover any enemies and entered the room. He saw that their things they left here were thrown around messily in the place, and an extinguished fire was at the side.
Tsk, it's true!
Bai Yi shook his head, although it wasn't anything important, was there a need to throw it around like this? Bai Yi picked up the dirty kitchen knife from the floor and felt helpless. He only had two kitchen knives left, the wok they usually used to cook wasn't stolen either, and there were even some leftovers inside the wok.
At this time, Heloise and Momo followed in as well. They were the only ones with body sizes small enough to enter this place conveniently.
"What happened?" Heloise asked.
"Somebody came before and made a mess of this place," Bai Yi said. It was needless to say; the culprit was definitely searching for anything valuable here. However, in reality, how could it be possible that people would put any valuable things in an open place like this?
Momo looked at the pile of burnt wood at the side, and suddenly her eyes lit up. Beside the pile of burnt wood, there were still a few pages from a book that hadn't been burnt completely. Momo couldn't be more familiar with these things, as it was her 'study materials'.
Momo immediately clenched her small fists in joy, and shouted happily in her heart.
Good job! Burn it all!
New Zealand now wasn't like the society they had before, the conditions were very harsh. Without suitable conditions, even if Bai Yi wanted to force Momo to study, he couldn't sustain it for a long period of time. Unless he wanted her to draw on the ground? No matter what, Bai Yi wouldn't make her study without any materials.. As long as the textbooks and workbooks were all burned, Momo could slack off for a very long time.
"Oh? You seem very happy." Bai Yi flicked Momo's forehead lightly.
"Ouch ouch ouch ouch…" Momo held her head and grinned dumbly to herself. Bai Yi was using his Reverse Flower Eyes, so Momo's happy expression just now couldn't escape his eyes. When Momo discovered that her 'study materials' had been burnt, she was naturally overjoyed. Bai Yi couldn't do much about this either, Momo didn't like to study and it wasn't good to force her too much. However, a basic education was still necessary. Although the conditions were very primitive now, Bai Yi didn't want to see Momo become illiterate in the future.
Suddenly, Momo looked in a certain direction.
Bai Yi noticed what Momo was doing and looked over as well, realising that in that direction was a corner of the house, behind that was the wall, and behind that was an empty space. There wasn't anything there.
"What is it?"
"A soul!" Momo looked at that place and said softly, slowly walking over.
"Soul?" Bai Yi looked at Momo's actions and simulated the position of the soul in his head. However, the location was unfortunately still empty to Bai Yi's eyes.
Momo's mouth opened slightly, seemingly trying to speak to the soul before her. After a while, Momo's face gradually became sadder and sadder.
"It's going to disappear." Momo looked at her daddy.
"En, I want to talk to him, but he's different from the souls inside Wellington. He's very weak now, and seems very transparent. I can barely feel his existence, and he doesn't even have his basic consciousness anymore," Momo explained. "I can feel that he's going to disappear soon." Momo added again.
"Is it." Bai Yi stroked Momo's head, hugging Momo gently in his arms.
Bai Yi's team didn't understand much about souls, but ever since Momo's eyes had changed she was destined to see a whole different world. Bai Yi did not know what Momo would become in the future, but at least for now he had to provide Momo with a happy world to live in.
Chapter 126: Hunting For Food
In the normal world outside, Bai Yi wasn't able to see ghosts. He stretched out his hands and closed his eyes at the same time. He focused all his attention on his 5 senses, increasing their sensitivity to the maximum. Bai Yi's right hand passed through the ghost that Momo talked about, but he still didn't feel anything. Everyone else looked at Bai Yi, not knowing just what was he trying to do.
"There's no feeling, just like how it is normally. Even if Momo says that there's a ghost here, I still can't feel anything at all." Bai Yi shook his head.
"Ah, he became even fainter!" Momo said in shock. In Momo's eyes, the unknown soul became even more illusionary when Bai Yi's hand passed through him, almost as if his hand had burst a bubble. Although the soul's body returned to normal after Bai Yi's hand withdrew, the soul still became even more transparent, as if it were about to vanish immediately.
In the end, Momo didn't get to say much before the soul disappeared completely into the air, just as if he had evaporated.
"Disappeared!" Momo said softly.
Bai Yi didn't say anything. Although Momo was only slightly more than 5 years old now, she was already completely different from a normal kid. Sure enough, Momo's expression was very calm, and she did not grieve or feel pity for this unknown soul. In New Zealand now, this kind of feeling was just extravagant.
Bai Yi's team prepared the things that they needed again. Although these things were all not very important, it was still very troublesome if they had to collect them all again. While tidying up these things, Sharpei found a hole that was covered up recently from the scent. Inside the hole was a body that had been buried not too long ago. This body was roughly 3 meters tall, and the outer appearance was already hard to see clearly. The body had already started rotting, but it looked like a monster anyway, so there wasn't much need to describe it.
Seeing this corpse that had apparently died for only a few days, and the soul that just dissipated in the room, Bai Yi's team finally understood the words that Johnny had told them.
The energy field in the underworld was very different from the outside world. Ghosts could survive in the underworld, but they would quickly disappear in the normal world outside. Putting it like this, Mavis really had better luck dying in Wellington than Martin and the others. Bai Yi wanted to smack his own head when he thought of this. What was called dying luckily? This way of saying things was really strange.
"Woolf, go hunt some food with Pupu, I'll cook up something good."
Bai Yi saw that the 'seasoning packet' he made was still here, and couldn't help but say this to Woolf. These few seasoning packets were personally made by Bai Yi. Although he wasn't too proficient in things related to medicine, he was still a lot better than many people when it came to natural seasonings. However, looking at how the natural seasonings were carelessly dumped on the floor, he knew that the people who came here didn't have an eye for valuable things. Of course, if these seasonings weren't properly prepared then it wouldn't taste good, and could even poison people to death.
This was New Zealand now, more than 50% of the animals and plants were dangerous in various ways.
Over this half a month, although Bai Yi's team could still find food in Wellington, the food wasn't too tasty. It always felt like the lifeforms living in Wellington all carried a ghostly aura in them.
After Woolf heard Bai Yi's words, he raised his hand to indicate that he got it. Although New Zealand now was extremely dangerous to most humans, some of the more powerful humans could still survive in this place. The people in Bai Yi's team were of course among those more powerful humans. However, even if it was them, they couldn't afford to be careless as well. Once they were careless, they could still die to any kind of danger.
Although Woolf seemed to be very carefree and nonchalant, he was actually quite meticulous underneath his crude exterior. It could be seen from how Woolf had followed Bai Yi since the very start of New Zealand's change and hadn't been jinxed to death by Bai Yi who always seemed to invite disaster upon himself. Other than that, although Pupu was a pet pig, he was actually quite smart.
After the two of them left, Bai Yi and Heloise tidied up the place and prepared to cook.
"How clear!" Heloise looked at flowing water inside the river and said.
"En, it's really very clear." Bai Yi nodded. New Zealand always had a low population density, and after all industrial activities had stopped for more than 9 months, the country now had a primordial environment. They practically couldn't find any traces of human activity in this river, and it was all natural. Moreover, activated cells wasn't some infectious virus either. It wasn't toxic, so basically, they could use water sources like this.
When Bai Yi and Heloise came back, they found that Sharpei had returned from another place and was dripping wet all over.
"Woof." Sharpei barked at Bai Yi, and shook his body vigorously, shaking away all the accumulated water off his body. Then, he walked toward Momo.
"Do you feel Sharpei feels a bit off lately?" Heloise asked.
"Maybe I'm just thinking too much." Heloise shook her head after seeing that Bai Yi didn't seem to notice anything.
Bai Yi really hadn't noticed Sharpei's abnormal state at this time. In truth, Sharpei had gone to consume the corpse that they had found not long ago. Because the body that had rotted slightly had a very strong smell, Sharpei specially went to swim in the river for quite a while. After coming to Momo's side, Sharpei quietly laid down and closed his eyes to rest. Momo knew what Sharpei went to do, but she did not want to tell her daddy.
Sharpei was eating people, probably even daddy would feel very alarmed at this.
Momo's simple head could also guess Bai Yi's reaction when he knew everything, so she decided to hide this matter first. However, it could be quite troublesome if Sharpei continued to be this way. The outside world wasn't like Wellington where corpses could be found everywhere. Sharpei laid on the floor, seemingly not sleeping very comfortably. He moved his head, and a crack close to his neck appeared on the external bone plates that grew on his left shoulder.
"Woolf, just what did you bring back??" Heloise couldn't help but feel horrified when she saw the prey that Woolf dragged back.
This thing…was it a caterpillar?
The prey that Woolf and Pupu had dragged back was more than a meter long, as thick as a bucket and very chubby. Little green feelers and spots covered its entire body, and it was still struggling and wriggling non-stop. This guy was practically an enlarged caterpillar! Woolf and Pupu used vines to tie them up and brought back more than 10 of them. These caterpillars wriggled continuously, and their feelers and short legs moved about non-stop as well. No matter how they looked at it, they could only feel goosebumps rising on their bodies.
"I don't know what this is either, but there's no choice, where can I find prey in such a short time? I just found a bunch of flying evolved lifeforms, but I can't catch up with them. Then I found that those birds were feeding on these caterpillars, so I brought them back since they probably aren't poisonous," Woolf said helplessly. There was really a lot of different monsters in New Zealand now, but it wasn't like they could find or catch one anytime they wanted to.
"Haha, anyways Bai Yi will cook this, I want to see what expression he will have."
What expression would he have? When Bai Yi saw these still struggling and wriggling chubby caterpillars, he was indeed stunned for a while too. Damn it, Woolf why don't you find something even more novel than this?! However, Bai Yi also knew that sometimes it was just like this. If they couldn't find food then it just meant that they couldn't find food. Having something to eat was already good enough.
"Drag those to the river," Bai Yi said to Woolf.
"Understood!" Woolf saw that Bai Yi didn't say anything, he knew that their dinner together was probably going to be these caterpillars.
Bai Yi came to the riverside and took out his usual kitchen knife. But after thinking about it, he took out the willow leaf knife instead. Bai Yi didn't know how to prepare new ingredients like this either, so he could only start figuring it out from scratch. Using one of the caterpillars as his 'experiment', Bai Yi started to carefully dissect it.
The most important thing was to slowly and meticulously prepare it and test it for poison. Whether it tasted good or not was secondary, it would be troublesome if there was poison in it. Although Woolf said that those flying bird monsters fed on these caterpillars, Bai Yi still didn't dare to be careless. In the end, Bai Yi judged that these caterpillars were mildly poisonous, but with the constitution of evolved humans now, this much was tolerable. Of course, this was only to the evolved humans in New Zealand, the normal humans outside definitely had no fortune to enjoy something like this.
As he prepared these caterpillars for the first time, Bai Yi threw away all the hard-to-prepare internal organs, and only kept the layer of fatty meat and skin on the outside. The prepared caterpillar had its appearance changed completely. It looked both tender and slick, just like pork belly. Combined with Bai Yi's special home-made seasoning, the meat was unexpectedly delicious. Bai Yi tried a few ways of cooking it and realized that boiling was still the best way to cook this caterpillar. In the end, he just decided to make a hotpot.
"Delicious! I really didn't expect that those caterpillars will be so delicious!" Woolf ate with the fats dripping all over his mouth.
"That's because Bai Yi has good culinary skills," Heloise teased.
Bai Yi smiled. His culinary skills were actually just average, but it was indeed already better than the majority of people, and he was also skilled in handling raw ingredients. However, just these 10 odd caterpillars caused Bai Yi to spend more than half a day of effort on them. Ingredients that he encountered for the first were really very troublesome.
"Isn't Sharpei eating?" Bai Yi looked at Sharpei lazing around and couldn't help but ask. At this time, Bai Yi recalled what Heloise had asked him before if Sharpei was being strange lately.
"Oh, probably, maybe Sharpei is a bit anorexic lately, he will be fine very soon!" Momo immediately said nervously.
Momo you are really still too tender. Bai Yi was clearly asking Sharpei, what are you so nervous about? Bai Yi immediately looked at Momo and Sharpei, not knowing what were they up to. Looking at her daddy's questioning eyes, Momo's body immediately tensed up and hid Sharpei behind her. As for Sharpei, he slowly stood up and seemingly wanted to face Bai Yi directly.
However, at this moment, Bai Yi looked diagonally toward his back. In that direction, he heard a slight sound, but that sound was incomparably soft. If not for the slight lack of coordination the moment the thing landed, Bai Yi probably wouldn't have heard this sound either.