She was undoubtedly stumped by this challenge.
Time flew by, and pretty soon, she had to put down the toy gun in defeat.
She only managed to puncture eight balloons in 60 seconds. Still, with a bit of luck, the tokens she got from the balloons were of high value. Thus, even though she only popped eight balloons, her total score reached 150 points.
Yun Tianyou went up to help his mother with the toy gun, and its heavy weight nearly made him stumble. He quickly returned the toy gun to its original position.
It is so heavy!
She had to give up. "The game is too difficult."
"It's all right, mommy!" Youyou showed her a smile devoid of discontent. "Let's go somewhere else to play!"
She nodded in easy acquiescence. Carrying him in her arms, they left the location with Jiang Li and her daughter.
Just as she turned around and took her first step away from the area, an inquisitive head poked from behind a nearby lamp post.
Little Yichen, with his backpack, detached himself from the shadows and watched the four leave with their backs on him. He did not try to catch up to them this time.
He raised his smart watch, opened the GPS locator, and locked on the position of his target, Yun Tianyou, before he walked to the shooting game counter. Pursing his lips, he presented his VIP ticket to the worker before him.
Earlier, as he was closely observing Yun Tianyou and his mother from behind the lamp post, he caught sight of the watch on the boy's wrist.
It was identical to his. This was when he realized that the target he had been pursuing this whole time was him!
Isn't he the boy I saw at the gala before?
Is he my brother?
He must be my brother!
With a face the exact copy of his, there would be no other explanation!
It was the same face that had appeared in his dreams many times before, so he had a sense of familiarity to it.
He neither understood telepathy nor knew of their relationship, but subconsciously, he perceived a strong connection to that child who should be his brother!
He had a brother, after all; it was not just a dream!
While he was shocked to find out the truth, he was not eager to expose himself, either. Instead, he opted following them around in secret.
He saw how Yun Shishi, in order to win the plushies for Yun Tianyou, had played that boring basketball game for four or five times.
He saw how she had staunchly defended her child's feelings when another child tried to snatch the plushies from Yun Tianyou instead of blindly protecting the other child.
He saw how pained and moved she was when his brother chose to give up the toys.
Finally, he saw how she had tried her hands at that tedious shooting game just for a chance to win him a toy again.
He saw everything, and he was very envious!
Her actions were especially poignant after his father had dumped him in the theme park because of another child. The tender loving interaction between the mother and son he had witnessed only accentuated his loneliness and dejection.
Not only did he feel sad, he also craved for that single-minded attention and love!
He wished to have a mommy who would protect, love, and care for him just like her!
He was truly envious of Yun Tianyou for having a mother who would stand by him no matter when, where, and what it was rather than siding with another kid!
As such, when he saw her fail to reach her goal with the shooting game, he silently made up his mind about his next action.
"Little boy, do you want to play, too?" An employee walked toward him curiously. Seeing that he was alone, the woman looked around worriedly for his parent.
"Yes, I want to play. Give me the gun." Little Yichen gave this short but firm reply.