"Mommy is fierce!" Youyou's clear and distinct eyes gazed at her with silent accusation.
"Youyou is disobedient!" She huffed and eyed him with a frown.
He had never seen his mother look so angry before.
All this time, she was as gentle as calm water. She had also never raised her voice at him before, but because of them, he was told off for being disobedient.
When was he disobedient?!
Youyou pursed his lips as he clenched and unclenched his fists. He replied with much indignation and pain, "Mommy is a dummy! Youyou is going to stop caring about mommy!"
As soon as he said that, the peeved little boy ran back into his bedroom.
With a pong , the door was slammed shut.
In the living room, the three of them could only look at one another in dismay as helpless smiles hung on their lips.
Little Yichen asked sadly, "Mommy, is little brother upset because of me?"
In the bedroom, Youyou buried himself under the blankets. Underneath the sheets, he curled his tiny body into a ball like a feeble baby and hugged himself tightly.
Even though his tears had all dried up, his heart still felt as if it had been ripped apart by a sharp object and was now dripping with blood.
Someone opened his bedroom door slowly and approached his bed with soft footfalls.
Was it his mommy?
Was she here to comfort him because she was afraid that he was angry and hurt?
He carefully lifted the corners of his blankets, only to see Little Yichen's bright and sunny smile.
It was as if a huge hole had split open the depths of darkness.
Sunshine seeped and shone through the cracks, spreading its warmth everywhere.
The lad in bed was startled into opening his eyes wide.
"Youyou." The boy carefully called out his name with a face full of gentleness, which made the lad in the bed feel his heart waver.
The grievance he felt lessened.
"I…" The boy gritted his teeth, and with resolution, he said awkwardly, "I like you, Youyou!"
Youyou hummed with slight pride. Seemingly feeling embarrassed, he hurriedly hid his face under his blankets again. His beautiful face began to flush due to his older brother's shy confession.
His older twin grabbed the corners of the blankets and smiled. "It is okay if you don't like me. I will protect you! You are afraid that I will fight with you over mommy, right?"
The little guy beneath the covers refused to make a sound.
Blinking his eyes, he smiled. "Don't worry; I won't fight you for mommy! As I am your older brother, I will give in to you regardless of anything!"
"I don't need you to give in to me," the little guy hidden under the blanket said in a muffled voice, "since mommy has always been mine! Hmph!"
The older twin was happy that his younger twin was finally willing to speak to him.
Meeting his younger brother for the first time had him feeling a strange yet wonderful sensation.
This child had spikes all over his body, just like a little hedgehog, but Little Yichen still developed an attachment to him.
He liked him!
He liked this little brother since their first meeting.
He was smart and adorable. Although he might have a poisonous tongue at times and would set difficult math questions to make fun of him, he was still extremely taken in by this smart and adorable little fellow.
"Little brother, please don't be angry. It's my fault today. I only wanted to tease you, but I made you upset, instead. Older brother won't do it again!"
The younger twin was astounded by his sincere promise.
He was truly quite shocked.
Without noticing it, his older brother's love and gentleness had slightly melted the thick layer of ice surrounding his heart.