Chapter 1716: Two People ‘Out of Love’
The boy got dumbfounded. “Why are you upset with my mommy getting married?!”
As he spoke, he cast a skeptical gaze on the man and asked in disdain, “Surely, you don’t have a fetish for your sister, do you?!”
Gong Jie furrowed his brows in total incomprehension. Having spent most of his life abroad, he still found certain terms hard to understand even though he had a good grasp of Chinese.
Take this ‘fetish for your sister’ for example…
What did it mean?
Youyou again felt disdain for the man as he translated the term to English for him.
The latter blanked for a moment and then, after giving it some serious thought, answered, “A little…”
This irked the little one even more.
“There are two important women in my life: one is your grandmother and the other is your mother.”
“Since my mommy is your beloved kin, shouldn’t you feel happy now that she’s living in happiness?” asked the boy matter-of-factly.
His uncle, however, got a little crestfallen. “Will she be happy?”
“Neither you nor I can decide for her in that aspect, but I believe that mommy always thinks things through before making decisions, so I trust her choice!”
He suddenly let out a sigh and wisely patted his uncle’s shoulder as if he shared the same disappointed feelings as the man’s.
“To be honest, I have mixed emotions about their engagement, too, so I can understand your feelings.”
The man proceeded to lock his brows in bafflement upon hearing that. “Mixed emotions?”
Following which, his lips twitched as he gave his nephew a side-eye in disdain. “Surely, you don’t have a fetish for your mother, do you?!”
The lad frowned at that. “Mommy is my treasure—the world’s most precious treasure that mustn’t be stained.”
In the back seat of the car, a sis-con and a momma’s boy exchanged glances and silently sighed in sympathy as they pitifully licked each other’s wounds.
The boy bared his heart to his uncle, pouring all his woes. “Mommy and I have been relying on each other since my birth! No matter how tough life was back then, with mommy by my side, I wasn’t afraid of anything…”
His uncle felt the same, too. “It’s the same for me! No matter how tough life was back then, with sis by my side, I feared nothing at all.”
Youyou’s eyes suddenly turned vicious. “I didn’t expect a man to show up suddenly, however.”
The man felt united against a common enemy. “He stole my sis…”
The kid clenched his fists in anger. “That man obviously wants to steal mommy from me. He is my love rival.”
Troubled feelings settled in Gong Jie. “But he’s the man sis loves.”
The aggrieved boy muttered, “I still have to call this ‘love rival’ my daddy…”
The man, however, shook his head in determination. “I won’t acknowledge that brother-in-law, though…”
The two people looked at each other and let out a sigh in unison again as they sadly hugged each other in comfort.
“I seemed to have lost half my soul now that mommy’s married.”
“I feel out of love, too…”
“Still, no matter what, as long as it’s mommy’s choice, I’ll…” The boy clenched his fists tightly. “I’ll give her my blessings!”
His expression was akin to a wounded little animal, though.
A faraway look glazed the man’s eyes. “Nephew, should I attend your mommy’s engagement ceremony?”
“Uncle, with all due respect, aren’t you a little too old to develop a fetish for your sister…” quietly asked the boy.
“Well, in my opinion, since it’s mommy’s choice, shouldn’t you, as her brother, give her your blessings?”