When Atsuin explained that he’d eaten the sap, Juri opened her mouth to say something, but Atsuin saw that coming and interrupted her, explaining that they needed to further experiment with the sap, then quickly changing the subject to the tree, making marks, before insisting they start.
Juri nodded, saying, “Right, sounds good. But first...” Leaning over, she raised her hand and bopped Atsuin on the head with her fist lightly enough not to hurt for more than a couple seconds, being sure to use her knuckle. “Stupid things like that are what leave someone sick for a couple days,” she said, referring to the incident in which she swam without anything to dry herself, resulting in a fever. She wasn’t too harsh, as she guessed that if Atsuin hadn’t eaten it himself, one of them would have tried it eventually. In fact, the earlier they decided to try it, the more opportunities they’d have to try and save some.
With that over with, they began to cut the tree into bits. However, Juri realized, they were unlikely to finish today: they could maybe do one more before it would get too late to finish another before dark.