Lovely Allergen - Chap 6
Of course, he remembered.
Le Zhishi had come to Song Yu’s side without warning along with the heavy rain.
He remembered very clearly that he was the one who opened the door that night. The unexpected rain poured in on a summer night, wetting his hair. His father had a child in his arms, wrapped tightly in a coat. After entering the door, he squatted down and hugged Song Yu.
Song Yu suspiciously reached out and lifted a little of the coat. “Who is this?”
A pair of eyes peeked out from under the coat, like glass beads.
“This is my younger brother.”
The six-year-old Song Yu had a younger brother overnight. He was soft and beautiful, looking like a little angel in a fairytale. His light brown hair was curly, and he could only speak English with a childish voice.
In contrast to this little guy, Song Yu was not born with a lively personality. He was not noisy and did not talk much. His elders and relatives always said that his personality was not good and should be changed. However, Lin Rong always argued that he inherited his grandfather’s genes, so that Song Yu could be himself from a young age.
He was very smart and much more mature than other children. However, no matter how mature he was, he would be at a loss when facing a strange child who would take away his love. At first, Song Yu did not like him, but it was not to the point of hating him.
Most of the time, he silently observed.
It was so strange. His eyelashes were too curly.
Why did this little thing have so much trouble talking? He looked so clumsy.
Was he this stupid when he was young?
However, Le Zhishi was really cute. Any elder who saw him would praise him. These praises shook little Song Yu’s impression of him. He had to admit that Le Zhishi was cuter than the Pomeranian he wanted to buy.
On the third day of his visit, Le Zhishi suddenly cried non-stop. He cried for his parents. No one could coax him.
“Don’t cry.” As soon as Song Yu came closer, Le Zhishi stretched out his arms to hug him. However, Song Yu could not carry him, so he wrapped himself around him like a glutinous rice cake.
“Your crying is giving me a headache.” Song Yu was in despair. He said to Lin Rong, “Mom, let’s send him back to his parents and let him go home.”
Lin Rong looked at him. She wanted to say something but couldn’t. In the end, she coaxed Le Zhishi and carried him upstairs. Only Song Yu and Song’s dad were left in the living room.
“Yu.” Song’s dad pulled him over and told him seriously, “Your brother doesn’t have parents anymore.”
Song Yu frowned and did not reply. He was only thinking about the meaning of this sentence in his heart. Soon, Song’s dad gave him a more precise answer.
“His parents are gone. He has no home to return to.”
He understood what “not here” meant.
Song Yu’s frown deepened. He looked up at the stairs and then back at his father.
“Will he leave in the future?”
Song’s dad shook his head. “This will be his home in the future.”
Adults always subconsciously judged children and felt that children didn’t know anything. But in fact, children were more empathetic than adults. They would hold an umbrella for a little stray dog on their way home.
Song Yu was the same, even though he wasn’t a child with much empathy.
After returning to his room, he hugged a pillow and nestled on the small sofa. Song’s dad’s words circled around in his mind.
Le Zhishi was so cute, but he didn’t have parents.
This sentence stuck in his heart, and he felt more and more sorry for Le Zhishi. No matter how beautiful a stray dog was, it was still a stray dog. They had nowhere to go when it rained. They could only hide in the tunnel and shiver, cold and hungry.
The door suddenly creaked open, interrupting Song Yu’s stray dog adventure in his mind. He looked up and saw Le Zhishi curled up by the door. Half of his little head was poking out pitifully and looking in. He even let out a silly cry.
Song Yu glanced at him, acting like a little master. “Why are you hiding?” Seeing that the little thing didn’t move, he couldn’t bear it. He raised his hand and waved, motioning for him to come in. Only then did Le Zhishi slowly walk towards him. The child’s feet were unsteady. He staggered with every step, as if he would fall in the next second. Song Yu was frightened.
It wasn’t easy to get in front of him. Le Zhishi blinked his big eyes and looked at him. His face was red from crying, and he looked like a little peach that was about to break.
His eyes were swollen. Song Yu thought of his father’s words again, so he made some space for him and let him curl up on the small sofa with him.
It had been raining for several days. It seemed that ever since Le Zhishi came, the rain hadn’t stopped.
He asked Le Zhishi why he came to his room. Suddenly, there was a flash of white light outside the window. Before Le Zhishi could answer, he was interrupted by a huge thunder. He was so scared that he hugged Song Yu, his whole body trembling.
Although Song Yu was also scared by the thunder, Le Zhishi was much more scared than him. Not only was he trembling, but he also cried.
Song Yu was most afraid of him crying. He wanted to ask his mother to take him back to the room, but Le Zhishi clung to him and tried to get into his arms. Song Yu had no choice but to coax him like a real brother. But he didn’t like to talk, so he could only cover his ears and pat him gently on the back.
The thunder didn’t disappear easily. It always appeared again after Le Zhishi recovered from the shock. If it struck again, all the coaxing would be in vain.
He decided to find a way to distract the poor little boy.
After thinking for a while, Song Yu took out a big box of madeleine cakes. It was chocolate-filled. His father had brought it back from abroad for him. He couldn’t bear to open it.
You got lucky.
With the sweet cake and Song Yu covering his ears, Le Zhishi wasn’t so scared anymore. He looked very cute when he ate. His two chubby hands held the cake and took one bite after another. Suddenly, his whole body would tremble when there was thunder, and the cake would fall. He would be stunned for a second, pick it up, and continue eating with tears in his eyes.
It was funny and pitiful.
“You’re so small. How can you eat so much?” Song Yu looked at the empty box. There was only one cake left. He took it and took a bite. Sweet chocolate flowed out.
Le Zhishi reached out to him again and said softly that he wanted more. Song Yu had no choice but to give him the other half in his hand. “There’s no more.”
In the end, he ate the other half in the same way. The corners of his mouth were full of chocolate. Song Yu found him dirty and took a tissue to wipe his mouth.
He really felt like a big brother now.
This sudden identity of an older brother gave Song Yu a very complicated feeling. He felt a little burdened, but also a little happy and proud. It was more convincing than a hundred people telling him “you’ve grown up.”
When it was time to sleep at night, Le Zhishi refused to leave. He cried and made a fuss about sleeping with Song Yu. Lin Rong had no choice but to carry him into her son’s room. Once he was in Song Yu’s bed, Le Zhishi stopped crying and making a fuss. He was obedient and quiet. He leaned against Song Yu’s arm and slept like a little doll. He would even hold back his tears and obediently say good night to him.
He seemed to have developed a fledgling relationship with this boy who was three years older than him. When it thundered, he would cover his ears for him and give him cake.
After Lin Rong left, Song Yu turned over and looked at Le Zhishi, who had his eyes closed. He thought to himself that it might be good to have another little brother. Even if he was a little clingy and always stuck to him, he didn’t hate it. He could take him to Jiangtan Park to fly kites, look at the reeds, and take him to the Mathematical Olympiad class. However, this little thing definitely wouldn’t understand a word.
Song Yu’s mind was already filled with scenes of Le Zhishi sticking to him.
Children were always full of curiosity, but Song Yu wasn’t. He had been exceptionally rational since he was young. However, when he realized that he would become an older brother, he had a naive sense of novelty for the first time.
However, it was also that night that Song Yu understood for the first time that being an older brother wasn’t so simple.
In the middle of the night, he was awakened by Le Zhishi’s breathing. His little hand gripped his arm tightly, and he seemed to be unable to breathe. Song Yu was frightened. His first reaction was to run out of bed and smash his parents’ door.
The sound of the ambulance was even more frightening than thunder. Song Yu was immersed in it all night. It was as if his ears were ringing. He didn’t listen to advice and insisted on following, so he ran behind the adults and watched as Le Zhishi was carried by his father. He was so small, and his eyes were closed. His lips were no longer a beautiful pink.
Everything in the emergency room was very chaotic. In his memory, it was like a chaotic scene edited quickly. Everything was gray, and the sound of his heartbeat and Le Zhishi’s sad breathing were background sounds.
It wasn’t until the doctor came out and told them that everything was fine. His mother stood up in tears and his father put out his cigarette that Song Yu’s heart finally calmed down.
“Our preliminary diagnosis is food allergy asthma. We checked the allergen and found that this child has a very serious wheat allergy. In theory, he shouldn’t eat any food that contains wheat. A mild clinical reaction can be diarrhea and hives. A more serious reaction can lead to asthma, just like this time. How can you not pay attention to this as a parent? ”
Lin Rong wiped her tears and didn’t say anything. Le Zhishi hadn’t eaten anything made of flour in the past few days. Basically, he had eaten vegetables, fruits, and rice paste. The child’s parents had left so suddenly that they didn’t know.
“We’ll be careful next time,” Song’s father said in a hoarse voice.
“Allergies can be serious. The child is only three years old. It’s not a joke.” The doctor continued to ask, “Did he eat something he shouldn’t have today?”
“I don’t think so …” Lin Rong was also puzzled, but she couldn’t think of any wheat products.
A string in Song Yu’s mind snapped. He suddenly understood that he was the most terrible criminal in the world. He had almost killed his brother who relied on him so much. He thought that he was just coaxing him with his favorite cake, but what he fed him was poison.
“He … he ate the cake. I gave it to him.” Song Yu had never been so anxious in his life, but he still confessed his “crime,” even if he really didn’t mean it.
The doctor sighed. “This situation is common. He’s a child. Didn’t he feed a little goldfish too much and the fish died the next day? He didn’t mean it. ”
This example didn’t lessen the burden on Song Yu. Instead, it made it worse.
“According to the symptoms of this illness, he probably ate a lot.” The doctor comforted him again. “You probably liked your brother too much, so you fed him so much cake. Remember, don’t do it next time. ”
The child’s self-blame and burden made Song Yu understand for the first time that liking someone could also cause harm.
He thought that he was taking in a poor stray dog and holding an umbrella for it in a rainstorm, but in fact, what he stretched out was a hand that spread fish food without restraint. He was full of joy, but in the end, what he waited for might be a small fish that lost its life and floated up.
Although his parents didn’t blame him, they comforted him like the doctor, telling him that it was nothing. But from that day on, Song Yu still consciously distanced himself from his brother. It was too close. He couldn’t tell the reason. Maybe it was the fear and self-blame that night that he couldn’t calm down, or maybe it was because he understood what restraint was.
He understood it much earlier than many adults.
After growing up, Song Yu often felt that he was born to keep an estranged distance from the world. He held a few strings in his hand that connected him to some of the people he needed in his life. Everything was set in black, white, and gray.
Only Le Zhishi’s unexpected visit was out of fate. It was a sudden rainstorm. Some people said that this was the unfinished brotherly love in the previous life, and they bumped into each other in this life. So he had a special string in his hand. It was a thin red string that looked like it would be blown away by the wind. In the end, it didn’t belong to him, so he not only held it, but also tried to maintain it.
He just chose the stupidest, but safest way.