The words that came out of his mouth were like the buzzing of a fly – they were barely audible. He had always been easily made embarrassed. One could even say that he was a child who lacked initiative.
Despite his innate shyness, he was still taking the initiative to be near his younger twin now. He was even trying to engage him in a conversation. Alas, Youyou was still cold to him and avoided his attempt at intimacy. Little Yichen felt so wronged. "Little brother, I… I like you."
These last three words were uttered so softly they could barely be heard.
I like you!
He wanted to confess this aloud. He did not want his little brother to alienate him!
He would not fight with him for their mommy!
Just like his mommy, he intended to protect and love him properly.
Would that not be great?
"We… We are…" His face turned red in his fluster. He wanted to say it urgently, but his anxiety was making his speech slightly incoherent.
Inside, he kept saying the same words. We are family! We are family!
I'm your brother and you're mine. We are family!
I'll dote on you and protect you, just like mommy does. You'll never ever be bullied by anyone again.
Unfortunately for him, Youyou, who was feeling despondent, stood at the side throughout this. His gaze was elsewhere, and he refused to look at any of them.
Yun Shishi could not stand it anymore. She walked over and crouched next to him. When she saw him biting his lower lip sullenly, she tried to coax him out of it. "Youyou, stop being so willful!"
"I am not." He looked up at her with his eyes full of emotion and helplessness. "Mommy, I don't want a daddy and I don't want a little brother. I only want you! I don't want them…"
Little Yichen was stupefied, and as if struck by lightning, he felt his body turn cold and rigid.
As for Mu Yazhe, he was still calm and composed. He had already expected this kind of reaction from the boy.
The level of possessiveness the child had for his mother was exceptionally strong.
He was a paranoid child.
No one could change his mind once he decided to believe a certain truth.
Yun Shishi had never thought that this child would have such a stubborn side. It was aggravating yet humorous. "Youyou, be good. Let's not cause a scene, okay?"
"I'm not causing a scene," Youyou refuted helplessly while hugging her tightly. "I don't like them. I tried accepting them before, but Youyou couldn't do it! I only want mommy. Having mommy is enough for me! Is having Youyou not enough for mommy? Youyou can protect mommy, take care of mommy, and love mommy!"
She let out a deep sigh as she held her forehead.
She felt a slight ache in her heart.
She had never seen Youyou this frantic before. There was panic and fear in his eyes as if he were about to lose her. He was clearly in despair.
He was not going to lose her, though!
Even with the addition of a daddy and an older brother to accompany him and dote on him, her love for him would never decrease!
Was this not great?
"Youyou, he is your older brother. He will dote on you and love you, just like mommy always does."
Little Yichen bobbed his head fervently, his pressing gaze instantly filling with hope.
Even a small nod from his younger sibling, he would already be over the moon and would embrace him tightly.
Following her statement, Youyou shifted his gaze onto his older twin, who was standing behind her.
This child had the same appearance and features as him.
Even in twins, it was rare to find a pair with identical features. They seemed to be cast in the same mold. If the two of them were to stand next to each other, regardless of height, it would be hard to tell them apart.
Ultimately, he shook his head in disappointment and proceeded to close his eyes.
He appeared to be trying to escape this reality.
Feeling slightly helpless, she feigned her anger. "If Youyou continues to be so headstrong, mommy is going to be angry!"