He appeared to be calm and composed moments before. Why did he suddenly turn into a crybaby, as if his IQ had plummeted, before Yun Shishi?
Was this an act?
Yichen was confused.
Meanwhile, after making sure that all was well with his mother, Youyou started acting coy to get her to comfort him!
He was gifted at acting and easily summoned the needed tears.
Yun Shishi was devastated at the sight of his tears; feeling as if a knife were cutting her heart into pieces, she knelt before him right away and carefully took him into her embrace as she incessantly sobbed. "Youyou, my darling, don't cry; don't cry. Mommy is here now! Mommy is here now!"
She comforted him repeatedly while wallowing in her sorrow; the presence of Yichen, who was standing beside them, was momentarily neglected.
Youyou hugged his dislocated wrist and crooned affectedly, "Mommy, my hand hurts; it's painful…"
He spoke in a dainty voice, which was worlds apart from the composed and solemn way he had carried himself while on the Ferris wheel!
Yichen nearly spat out blood.
He could not tell that this brother of his was so skilled at acting coy!
She closely inspected his dislocated wrist, and noting his ghastly complexion, her tears poured out, unabated, as her heart ached terribly. How she wished that all the pain he was feeling now was inflicted on her instead.
"Youyou, it's mommy fault you got hurt! Mommy didn't protect you well enough!"
Torn by grief, she constantly apologized to Youyou. She blamed herself for being unable to protect her child properly as she cried heart-brokenly.
Yichen stood at the side. His heart ached incessantly while perceiving everything before him.
He suddenly recalled that it was his birthday today. He should be relishing himself with his father, yet the Song sisters appeared out of nowhere. Never mind that they had spoiled the celebratory mood, they even sowed discord between him and his father. Furthermore, in this regard, his father, who should be his number-one ally, expressed his fury on him and even heartlessly abandoned him in this theme park in favor of the Song sisters!
He knew that this was punishment for disobeying his father's direct order, but having just gone through such a perilous situation, the grudge and indignation he currently held for his father were greatly exacerbated!
Inadvertently, he could not help but somewhat envy Youyou; he had a mommy who cared for him. How wonderful was that?
No. It was not just 'somewhat'. He envied him 'so much' he felt it in his bones!
It was 'so much' he became a little jealous of his twin.
Feeling her sun-like warmth and wanting some of it for himself, he intuitively drew closer to her.
He pursed his lips as he greedily took a step toward her. A little closer… a little more… He thought he would be satisfied if he could just get a little closer to her!
Youyou caught his brother's small movements while in her embrace and looked over at him.
Perceiving that her son was distracted, she cast her eyes on the source of his inattentiveness. Youyou seamlessly retracted his body to make some space for his twin in her arms.
Latching on to her shoulders, he whispered, "Mommy, big brother saved me. His name is Mu Yichen."
Obviously, he did not call Yichen 'big brother' to his face, but these few words were proof that he had truly acknowledged him!
This was an affirmation that he recognized him as his older brother!
He was simply shy at expressing his thoughts. Nonetheless, he did make some space for him to be in her embrace because he acknowledged him.