It was the father and son's turn to be dumbfounded.
The two glared at her, with one looking displeased and another feeling disgruntled. "What's so funny?!"
"I was just thinking that you two are really adorable," she spoke frankly.
Youyou, still feeling wronged and unable to express himself properly, could only open his arms to her. Choking on his sobs, he said, "Mommy, please hug Youyou! Daddy isn't gentle at all. He scared Youyou!"
Sobbing in his tender voice, he generously complained to her about the man's 'violence'.
The man pursed his lips into a slight grimace. This little guy had indeed trained himself to the next level.
While he was hostile when facing him, he was very docile when facing her.
The difference in the way he treated them was simply biased.
This little boy was wholly unfair!
She was heartbroken. "Come here; mommy will give you a hug. Stop crying now."
Hearing her calls, the boy pushed his father away at once and threw himself into her embrace. He burrowed his face deep into her chest happily.
Seeing the way this young boy had buried his face into her chest, the man's face turned slightly ashen.
This little boy really did not know the appropriate time and place to act coy!
She failed to register his unhappiness, though. Dipping her head, she dropped a kiss between the little boy's brows before she gently coaxed, "Youyou don't cry anymore, okay?"
"Okay! Youyou will listen to mommy!" Following that, he ceased crying and smiled, instead.
With just a few words, she was able to make the little boy giggle.
The man's lips twitched furiously as he watched the two's interaction sans his prior anger.
As he registered the gorgeous smiles grazing the pair's lips, his chest inexplicably became filled with a soft and warm feeling.
Little Yichen hugged his father suddenly, causing the latter to look down at him. He asked shyly, "Daddy, do you like my little brother?"
Hearing his question, the man glanced at his younger son. Subconsciously, his eyes teemed with warmness. He lowered his head at once and replied, "Yes, I like him."
"I like mommy, too."
The boy's face quickly showed anxiety and doubt. "Daddy… can we be like this forever?"
The man cocked his brow and then hummed in acknowledgment. Obviously, he did not really get the meaning behind the boy's question.
The kid fiddled with his fingers timidly. His voice was muffled, yet it brimmed with hope. "Daddy, I like this… The four of us together happily… Can we always be like this?"
"Can we always be this way? Daddy, mommy, little brother, and me – let's stay together forever in a house. That way, we can be happy every day." When the man remained mum, he thought that he was unwilling to do so.
He quickly hugged his arm, pleading at him with an earnest look.
The kid did not have his younger brother's way with words, yet the man still understood what he wanted.
His eldest son wanted them to be a family of four and to be together forever.
"Is that okay? Yichen really likes mommy and little brother. Daddy, you also like mommy and little brother; can we be together forever and never be apart? Is that okay?"
The man nodded finally. "Okay!"
As soon as he said that, the kid, pleasantly surprised, jumped in glee. "Hooray! Daddy, hooray!"