The boy complained with much displeasure, "Mommy, Youyou wants a hug!"
Her eyes shifted. She was about to make her way to him when Little Yichen started to clamor for the same thing. "Mommy, Little Yichen wants a hug, too!"
"Mommy, hug, hug!" the younger twin repeated with a pout.
"Mommy, hug, hug!" The older twin's voice cracked with his plea.
Their mother was rather disturbed and lost with the two little fellows by now.
She could not split herself between the two when both wanted her at the same time.
She knew very well that Youyou was still resentful of their two visitors.
Still, it was not the little lad's fault for feeling this way and for being difficult now.
In their family, for six years, there was only Youyou and her. Thus, it was only natural for her son to deem this father-and-son pair as intruders.
In fact, the boy was full of resentment and resistance.
This was not what she wanted to see.
She really wanted the brothers to love each other and get along with each other.
A gulf must exist now between the two siblings after six years of estrangement.
The older brother seemed to like his younger brother a lot, but the latter refused to let anyone in his heart.
She sipped her lips and considered hard; this was something she had no experience in.
Both sons were equally important to her, and she wanted to protect and love the two.
Getting caught between the two like this was not a situation she wanted to be in.
Youyou fluttered his eyelids as his mother hesitated. Unlike when he sulked in the past, this time, she did not immediately go up to him, carried him, and consoled him.
The knowledge that she was concerned for his older brother actually disappointed him.
Thus, his tender face started to show his vexation.
Everything seemed to dim before him as mist pooled in his eyes.
He reckoned himself to be number one in his mommy's heart – someone irreplaceable.
He thought that he was someone no one could replace in his mother's heart like she was to him.
His mommy was the most important person in his life!
Why, then, was he not the most important in his mommy's heart?
"Mommy, have you stopped loving Youyou?!"
He pouted in petulance as tears overflowed from his eyes down to his cheeks.
"Mommy is the most important person in Youyou's heart, but mommy has stopped loving Youyou…"
His soft lip flaps sipped tightly against each other as he put on a stubborn front despite his tearful face.
His mother hastily explained, "That's not true at all! Mommy still loves Youyou! It's just that…"
Her pretty brows frowned as she glanced helplessly at her older son.
Mu Yichen's eyes rimmed red with hurt.
He loved his brother a lot.
Thus, he did not want his brother to grieve.
He was not out to fight with his brother for their mother's attention. He was only teasing his younger sibling moments before!
Of course, he also wanted to take this chance to draw closer to their mother.
His daddy told him that this woman was his biological mother and this child beside her was his biological brother.
They were finally reunited after six years of separation; unfortunately, this brother of his did not seem to welcome them. He had built a bulwark around him, instead.
He really did not know how to break down that wall.
What should he do?
He sheepishly approached his brother. Standing beside him, his little hand tugged at Youyou's sleeve in hopes of arousing his attention.
Instead, his younger twin retreated a step from him.
Seeing his brother distancing himself from him, he started to sob in despair. His little face turned ruddy as he cried out, "Brother…"