"Shishi, you actually don't have to think much about it! I know you've suffered a lot back in university, but who hasn't experienced these setbacks during their youth? All those bittersweet things are of the past now!"
Yun Tianyou walked beside them and quietly listened to their conversation. When he heard of his mommy seemingly suffering quite a bit during her university years, he felt a slight prick in his heart!
It should be… somewhat related to him!
He had heard bits of it from Yun Na. It was quite taxing on his mommy to juggle work, study, and him.
Rumors of his mother 'bearing a child out of wedlock' caused an uproar in the university. When the institution caught wind of it, she was almost expelled by the admin.
Thinking of this, even though he knew that this had nothing to do with Jiang Li, he was a little disgusted with her for some reason!
How could she just make light of the past and chalk it up to youthful indiscretions?
Were those so-called wounds no longer painful once they turned into scars?
Let alone saying that she sympathized with her, how could she know of the pain when it was not her who had been inflicted with it?
She claimed to be his mommy's ally, perhaps even a friend, but she did have ill will, did she not?
Jiang Li had not noticed Yun Tianyou's sudden reticence and solemnity at the side, and naturally, she was unaware of the little boy's thought, so she just doubled her effort to persuade Yun Shishi.
"Shishi, do me a favor and go to the class gathering next month! Just take it as going there for me! Everyone misses you dearly. They don't know how you've been for the past six years. Can you be there?"
She even showed her a message. "You see; our former class monitor even specially tasked me with inviting you there! I have such an arduous 'mission'! Can you bear to see me fail it and be condemned by them?"
Yun Shishi was teased into laughter by her. "Why are you exaggerating?"
"Exaggerate? This isn't an exaggeration at all! Six years; we haven't seen you in six years! How many six years do we have in our life? After you graduated, you vanished with your diploma! I'm lucky to have a serendipitous encounter with you today – this is fate! No matter what, you must be there!"
Jiang Li was persistent and pleaded with her again and again!
In the end, she could not say 'no' to her plea and gave in reluctantly.
Because of this, Jiang Li jumped with glee. Holding Yun Shishi in her arms, she cheered loudly. She then shared this good news to the class's group chat on WeChat.
The chatroom exploded with activity in everyone's excitement.
While Yun Shishi was plagued with rumors in university, she was still the campus belle with the highest popularity.
Since everyone was finally going to be together for the gathering, after her disappearance six years ago, the person who was most excited about this was none other than their previous class monitor.
Jiang Li teased him. Clearly, she was in a good mood.
Unknowingly, they arrived at the entrance to the haunted house.
Yun Tianyou was somewhat in the mood to give the attraction a shot.
"Mommy, do you dare to enter?"
Standing at its entrance, he hugged her arm as he snickered with a brow slightly arched.
She stared at him in astonishment. "You want to enter?"
"I want; I want!" He playfully pouted. "I want mommy to accompany me into the haunted house!"
"But it's dark inside." Yun Shishi still had her reservations.