His shoulder, especially, nearly got dislocated as it came in direct contact with the ground.
Holding his shoulder, he sat on the floor and looked up. He verified the man to be that gangster they had met in the cinema earlier.
The man ran his palm across his shiny, bald head and stared at him fiercely with his bandit eyes before letting loose a string of expletives.
"D*mn you, little fella! You've got some guts! I was almost brought to the police station! D*mmit! You're good despite your young age, aren't ya?"
The boy reckoned that he had mistaken him for his brother and clenched his lips tightly.
Earlier in the theater, probably in his haste, the man failed to realize that there was a pair of twins and only vividly remembered Mu Yichen's face.
The thought that this little fellow had not just ruined his business but also nearly caused him to be taken to the police station infuriated him!
He had been active in the underworld for years, so the thought that he was almost done in by a mere kid drove him nuts!
After being chased out of the cinema, he was not in haste to leave. Instead, he waited for the show to end and lay in wait outside to give this outrageous chap a good thrashing!
"D*mn you, kiddo! Where did you find the audacity to go against me?! You're arrogant for your age!"
The bald man squatted in front of him and slapped him roughly on his cheek. Youyou turned his face away emotionlessly and then glared at him icily.
The bald man was nonplussed and spat, "Oh, my! This b*stard has gone all quiet for a chance, hasn't he? What's the matter? Cat got your tongue? You're so brave earlier, yet now you're scared? Why don't you say something since you are so capable? Why not utter a word now?!"
The boy retracted his shoulders. His disdainful eyes seemed to suggest that he found his touch repulsive!
He was usually a sweet child and was hardly vulgar.
However, as he faced this man now, he did not stop himself from lambasting. "You're a piece of sh*t!"
What a bully; this man's out to intimidate the weak just because he has some strength!
He knew that he would antagonize this man if he spoke those words!
Unlike his older twin, he was not physically capable.
He could deduce that this man had once been a long-time hoodlum, and he did not want to get into unnecessary trouble.
Thus, he kept his mouth shut and refused to say another word.
Sometimes, one must learn to pick his battles!
If this man beat him up because his mouth was too quick with his words, his mommy would be worried sick again.
Now, he was really unwilling to make his mommy sad!
The man was further infuriated by the boy's reticence. As he continued his scolding, he kicked the boy. "D*mn you! Say something! Why have you become a dimwit now? Can you talk at all? Where did your arrogance go?"
Youyou was knocked to the ground by his vicious flying kick. The pain made him break out in a cold sweat.
The man stepped on his palm with his foot, sending him screaming hoarsely in pain for a moment.
"Ha ha! Is that painful?! This hand of yours was so formidable earlier, wasn't it? Why? Has it turned weak and useless now?" He grinded the boy's hand with his foot a few times as he continued to humiliate him.
"Beg me for mercy, then. Tell me that you made a mistake. Cry to me for mercy, and I may just spare you!"