Could it be that his excitement from playing had caused this?
"Understood. I'll pay attention to it next time to avoid such thing from happening again."
With that, he smiled and promised, "Mommy, rest assured; I'll be diligent in taking care of little brother in the future!"
Youyou leaned against the bed and breathed continuously into the paper bag in his hands. His gaze, however, gradually landed on Little Yichen's resolute face.
'… I'll be diligent in taking care of little brother in the future!'
Such powerful and resonant words, despite the tender voice, revealed their reliability and hit him right into his heart.
His brows slightly smoothened, his eyes slightly curved, and his rosy lips, which were hidden by the paper bag, lightly arched into a smile.
This big brother of his seemed to be very reliable.
He was unlike what he had initially imagined him to be: a fool.
He was surprisingly reliable.
Youyou's condition soon stabilized. Little Yichen immediately walked to his bedside, held his shoulders to help him lay flat down, and even smoothened the blanket for him.
She stepped forward and took a serious gander at the younger boy. Seeing that he had mostly recovered, she was no longer worried.
"Tired from playing?" She pinched his little face. "Look at you; sweaty all over. Are you so happy from playing?"
His older brother looked at him with a face full of expectations.
He took a gander at his older twin. With his cheeks flushed, he pretended to be indifferent and answered, "Yeah. It's all right but just a little boring."
A little boring…
The older boy's eyes drooped a little for a moment as his mouth pouted.
"If you're tired, take a nap first. When you're awake, mommy will give you a bath."
"All right. Is mommy accompanying me, then?" Youyou grinned.
"Mommy's going to pack the luggage; I'll come back in a while. Let big brother accompany you first, okay?" She coaxed him.
The smile in his eyes faded a little and then took a glimpse of Little Yichen, who was bending over the bedside, just like a puppy wagging its tail and looking at him with sparkling eyes.
"All right." He raised a brow and pulled up the blanket to cover half of his face, revealing only his eyes. The disappointment was apparent in his eyes.
Albeit his lips faintly curved down at the corner, he did not refuse this time.
His older twin's eyes lit up slightly.
Even though the younger twin's face did not reveal anything, in the older boy's eyes, his proud little brother had certainly opened up to him a bit!
"Mommy, I'll take good care of little brother."
"All right. Call me if something is up." She wanted to give more chances for the brothers to improve their relationship.
The six years were almost like a flood; it diluted the strong bond that the brothers should have in the first place.
Now, she wished that the two children could get closer; they should at least not be strangers to each other.
The older boy obviously liked the younger one very much, but the latter seemed a little aloof to the former.
The moment she left the room, the younger twin hid his face completely under the blanket with the intention to take a nap.
He was about to drift off to sleep, but his older brother pulled away the blanket from his face. "You can't cover yourself fully with the blanket while you sleep; it's not good for the body."
Yichen's handsome small face magnified in front of him. "Little brother, are you going to sleep already?"
"I'm sleepy," he blandly answered. Turning over, he coldly faced his back to his older twin.
Thump, thump, thump… The older boy ran to the other side of the bed and lay in front of him, his face lit by a smile. "Are you thirsty? Do you want to drink water?"