Chapter 56: It’s Me, Ye Sui; Look At Me! (1)
The next morning, before Chen Shu could leave the house, Ye Sui had already gone to work. He received a phone call and heard a woman’s guilty voice on the other side. “Chen Shu, it’s me.”
Chen Shu’s mood sank. Even though the person had not contacted him for a long time, he still recognized the voice after so many years.
The caller was his mother, who had been away for many years.
Chen Shu lowered his voice, a hint of coldness merging in it. “What’s the matter?”
Right at that moment, Ye Sui had returned home to get something: her phone, which she dropped, and was about to leave. But then, she glanced casually and noticed Chen Shu’s room’s door was open.
Wanting to say goodbye to Chen Shu, she walked to the front of his room. As the door was slightly ajar, she heard his indifferent voice coming from inside. “Why are you calling now that you’ve left?”
Ye Sui looked over as Chen Shu added, “Since the day you left, you were no longer my mother.”
With this sentence, Chen Shu hung up the phone.
This was the first time that Ye Sui had seen Chen Shu’s expression so indifferent. He was holding his cell phone, his jaw was stiff, and his body was taut. It seemed that he was not used to talking to his mother.
The book mentioned that Chen Shu and his mother had a bad relationship. When Chen Shu was a teenager, she left home and never came back.
Ye Sui watched Chen Shu for a while and knew that this was his private affair. Right now, he needed silence and some alone time. Therefore, she left quietly.
Chen Shu hung up the phone and sat there, not noticing the existence of Ye Sui.
His mother left home when he was very young. The lack of maternal love all year round and the bad memories of childhood, though a long time had passed, still followed him, just like a shadow.
Those unhappy memories all turned into hidden scars, quietly engraved in his bones. Although painful to recall, he still clearly remembered them.
Chen Shu sat there in silence, seemingly enshrouded in shadows.
After Ye Sui finished her work, she went home, took a shower, sat on the sofa, and watched TV. Yet, she suddenly felt lonely. Looking around, Chen Shu still was not back.
Although Chen Shu didn’t say much, the relationship between them was much better than before. At night, they would usually chat on the sofa.
Chen Shu was not at home now, so she felt lonely and cheerless.
Ye Sui looked at the time. It was 8:30 p.m. now, half-an-hour past Chen Shu’s usual time to return every day.
One day before, Chen Shu also came home very late, and that night, he sleepwalked. In addition, Ye Sui had heard his conversation with his mother at noon. As a result, she was worried.
Ye Sui watched TV absent-mindedly, her mind thinking about Chen Shu. She looked back from time to time and glanced at the clock on the wall. As seconds ticked by, he still had not returned home.
After a while, the door finally opened. When Ye Sui saw Chen Shu coming back, she felt relieved. He changed his shoes with his head down, making it difficult for her to see his expression.
Chen Shu came in and was about to go straight to his room; however, suddenly, Ye Sui tentatively asked, “Chen Shu, when will you sleep tonight?”
Chen Shu didn’t look at Ye Sui and uttered in a very low voice, “I’ll sleep soon.”
Ye Sui was not at ease and said, “If you can’t sleep, you can have a cup of hot milk before going to bed.”
Chen Shu just hummed and turned back to his room. Ye Sui looked at his lonely back and frowned, hoping that he could have a good night’s sleep.
It was late at night, and the moon also hid behind the clouds. The surrounding area was filled with tranquility as Ye Sui fell asleep. But then, a sound was suddenly heard.
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
To be continue