Was her younger brother rebirthed too?
Yun Jian suppressed her thrill. She was aware of something else.
Even if this boy in front of her was her younger brother, he did not remember her.
Yun Jian knew that her baby brother had gone through too much shock in his previous life. He was only seven or eight yet his head was hacked off.
When he died, there were tears hanging on his innocent face.
“Mom, go home.” Yun Zhu stretched his arms toward Yun Hailan. There was still no expression from him as he spoke blankly.
“Okay, okay, let’s go home.” Yun Hailan picked the boy up and told Yun Jian apologetically, “Zhuer is asking to go home. I’ll take him home first.”
“I didn’t expect something like this to happen today. I won’t take him to dangerous places like this in the future anymore too.”
“Oh, my house is nearby. If it’s convenient, you guys can stay over at my house. Weiwu Mountain isn’t the easiest hike and people usually come down after a while because the closer it gets to the peak, the steeper the road gets. It’s possibly life threatening at any time, so people don’t usually hike to the top as they are risking their lives.”
“Mm.” Yun Jian nodded, keeping her eyes on Yun Zhu, and decided easily. “I won’t be hiking up the top. Looks like I’ll have to trouble you for a few nights.”
She was going to get to the bottom of what happened to her baby brother.
“Huh, Yun Jian, you’re not continuing the hike?” Chu Xiangnan who did not know a thing gasped aloud.
“Yeah, I won’t be going.” It did not matter much to Yun Jian whether she hiked the mountain or not, so she nodded and replied Chu Xiangnan.
“Go ahead, you guys,” she told Chu Ning and the rest of the team.
Then, she followed Yun Hailan down the mountain.
Shen Yan who watched Yun Jian leave wanted to speak up but in the end, he proceeded with the hike with Wang Fengfeng and his friends.
Yun Jian came to Yun Hailan’s house alone.
Her house was shabby. She was a single mother but she was faring much worse than Yun Gang’s house. The rooms here were sectioned with planks that were not going to last and could barely house occupants.
“You guys are staying here?” Yun Jian frowned slightly.
“Mm, I hope you don’t mind.” Yun Hailan smiled at Yun Jian, apologetic.
“I don’t.” Yun Jian followed her into the house that was practically built out of wooden planks.
Despite entering the house, Yun Jian could still feel wisps of winter breeze outside caressing those in the house through the thin wooden boards.
“Sorry, my house is pretty run down. Have a seat,” Yun Hailan told Yun Jian.
Without being too courteous, Yun Jian sat herself down. While she and Yun Zhu tried to make a conversation flow, Yun Hailan busied herself with handiworks.
Yun Hailan was poor and could only make money through completing handiwork that cost a few cents each.
“Mom, I’m cold,” Yun Zhu who wore thin layers shrunk a little and called out.
Yun Hailan clenched her jaw. “Zhuer, be good. Mommy will buy you a jacket when I get my salary in a few days.”
They were so penniless that they could hardly get food, even feeding themselves was an issue.
Jinglian Town’s general state of living was quite poor and Yun Hailan had no working experience. In addition to having to feed a child, she was even more poverty-stricken. She did not even have the money to take her boy to the hospital when Yun Zhu was acting weird in recent months.
Yun Jian took off her thick down jacket to drape it on Yun Zhu immediately when she heard the boy.
“Ah, this can’t do...” Yun Hailan made a gesture to reject seeing what Yun Jian was doing.
“He’s still growing. He needs the warmth,” Yun Jian explained briefly.
There were several seconds of silence from Yun Hailan before she gazed at Yun Jian in gratitude and said through teary eyes, “Thank you...”
Someone rapped hard at the door then, sounding like the slaps would break the thin board apart. “Open up, Yun Hailan you wretched woman, open the door. You haven’t paid the protection racket for this month! I know you’re in there. I’ll crush your door if you don’t come out!”