Caught unprepared, he stood with bated breath.
This was these two little lads' first time coming together at such proximity, segregated only by a giant toy.
Youyou was unable to see the boy's face as it was blocked by the giant panda, but from the latter's height, he could deduce that he should be older than him.
"Did your daddy win this plushy for you?"
Shyly, Little Yichen's muffled voice was heard answering from behind the giant toy. "No… I-I won this!"
"Is that the game where you have to shoot the balloons to win the prize?" Youyou was gobsmacked.
He smiled. "Wow! Amazing!"
Still, inwardly, he was in doubt. How is that possible?
That game was deemed as difficult even by most adults. How could a mere child beat that challenge?
On second thought, the usual math equations he was solving would also stump most high school scholars, so this should not take him by surprise.
"What's the score you got?" Yun Tianyou was rather curious.
His twin replied, "109 balloons for over a thousand points, I think."
Youyou was speechless. "…"
109 balloons in a minute…
Is this a joke?
He started wondering at the truthfulness of the kid's claim.
If a child could win that game, should he worry about the game's low standard?
He asked again, "Do you like this soft toy?"
Being a shareholder of Fairy Tale Valley, hearing the visitors' feedback was one of his responsibilities.
The other's muffled reply came. "No, I don't like…"
"Eh? Then, why did you…"
"This is for my brother…"
Little Yichen's current, shy reply belied his typical aloofness.
"My younger brother likes it, so I won this prize for him. I want to give this to him as a present!"
Somehow, Little Yichen's stiff answer struck a chord in Youyou's heart. The latter's mouth arched into an approving smile. "You are such a good older brother! Hope you have fun here."
He walked back to his line after saying that.
The former carefully poked half of his head from behind the big panda bear.
Watching the latter's back move away from him, he had this impulse to jump out and give a big hug to this unknown brother he had only seen in his dreams before!
Still, he had his reservations.
What if his brother did not like him?
What if his brother ignored him when he approached him?
His heart wrangled and tussled with his mind! This was his first time wanting to get close to someone yet being unable to do so for fear of rejection!
When Youyou returned, his mother asked, "Where did you run off to just then?"
"Mommy, remember that shooting game you played earlier to get me a prize? Well, someone won that giant panda bear! He's there!"
He lifted his head and told his mother of this as he pointed in a direction.
Yun Shishi, following where he was pointing, spotted a large plushy among the queuers and was stunned for a moment. The giant panda bear was attention-grabbing in the crowd with its round and fluffy face and adorably dumb look. From afar, the toy seemed to have come alive and to be waiting for its turn to enter the haunted house!