Arc 7: Taking My Surname
Chapter 148: Hypnotism
Did he blame her?
Su Min didn’t know. It was something that had happened a long time ago and right now all he wanted to know was whether he would be able to remember it again.
Seeing that he wasn’t answering, mother Su took it as silent affirmation.
She immediately wanted to cry.
Su Min was shocked when he saw her like this, “Mum, why are you crying?”
“I’m not crying.” Mother Su insisted: “That’s right, I was the one who made you forget. I was also the one who took you away.”
It was indeed her doing.
Because when Su Min was a child, the two of them would work outside and often didn’t have the time to take care of him. Su Min was consequently sent over to his grandmother’s place.
After a few years passed; when their work situation stabilised and they became more and more wealthy, they wanted to take Su Min to the city. Afterall, the resources and education there would be much better.
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But after staying at his grandmother’s place for a few days, they noticed that something wasn’t right.
At that time, mother Su saw Su Min talking to thin air and thought that all children were like that. It wasn’t something she hadn’t seen on TV.
She had also asked about it but she didn’t take it seriously.
It was only at night when she went to Su Min’s room that she felt that there was indeed another person there that she couldn’t see.
What else could it be if she couldn’t see it?
Mother Su had been brought up and raised to believe in science. Even if there are ghosts, it wasn’t a problem as long as it had nothing to do with her family.
But this had happened to her son.
Most of mother Su’s understanding of ghosts was that it absorbed human’s yin energy. Su Min was still young at that time so she couldn’t imagine ghosts absorbing his yin energy.
What’s more, what if that ghost wanted to take over Su Min’s body?
Mother Su couldn’t accept the existence of something so dangerous. This was particularly the case when she saw Su Min engrossed with playing with his ghost friend.
She searched online and finally managed to find a shaman.
The shaman said at that time that the other party was a living ghost. It was a ghost yet also not a ghost, so she dropped something off at their place.
She then went back to the city.
After returning a few weeks later, mother Su was stunned.
She could now vaguely make out the ghost. It was lying together with Su Min in bed, hugging her son.
Mother Su was frightened.
She rubbed her eyes and pretended that she didn’t cry, “With you sleeping together with a ghost, what did you want me to do?”
Su Min who heard this subconsciously thought—–
Chen Su’s perverseness had started at such a young age. Even then, he didn’t forget to hug him to sleep.
Mother Su saw his reaction and thought it was from shock.
She quickly raised an example to support herself: “Just that alone would have been okay, but you even shared your food with him. You lost a lot a weight back then.”
In fact, he didn’t lose that much. She had said that deliberately.
Hearing this, Su Min opened his mouth but didn’t say anything. He just found it strange but he held himself back.
“He’s just a ghost. Do you think it’s okay for you to be with him all year round?” Mother Su suddenly pulled out a photo on her phone.
Su Min thought it would be a terrifying picture.
“Look. This was what I took at that time. Your dark circles are shocking.” Said mother Su. “Do you see how scary you look?”
Su Min looked over.
The child in there was indeed him. He was looking at something in the distance with a smile on his face and there were indeed dark circles under his eyes.
Su Min internally thought: No wonder mother Su didn’t feel comfortable.
He looked like he was getting his life energy sucked out. He should go and ask Chen Su about this later.
Mother Su saw his ashamed look and thought her words were working.
But Su Min’s next words was something she didn’t expect: “Mum, I understand what you’re saying but I still want to restore my memory no matter what.”
Mother Su stared at him. She realised that he was being sincere.
She felt helpless inside. He had grown up now and can make his own decisions. She couldn’t do much about it.
Mother Su said: “If you really want to, it is possible.”
The shaman had given her two choices back then; to either completely forget about it, or to cover it up.
She hesitated for a long time and chose the second option.
Mother Su also didn’t know why she chose the second option. She even had to go through the trouble to make up a new memory.
Su Min asked: “Then the memories I have now are all fake?”
“How can that be? They’re just…….” Mother Su felt a little guilty. “I asked a writer friend with good imagination to help make up some memories for you.”
It was very tricky.
Su Min was surprised by this.
He supported his head. He deeply felt that mother Su must have been too bored, “Mum, your imagination is really good.”
Mother Su said: “Did you forget that I was a writer in the past?”
And it was even for science fiction.
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Su Min recalled the books written by her. She indeed had a rich imagination. It was to the extent that he himself found it scary.
He asked softly: “If the memory is still there, I want to recover it. Do I need to find that shaman?”
Many years had passed since then. It was still a question whether that shaman was still alive.
If she couldn’t do it, then everything would fall through.
Mother Su hesitantly shook her head, “No need to find her. She was later caught by the police and charged for fraud. She has since washed her hands of things like this.”
Su Min: “……….”
Strictly speaking, Su Min felt that his life as a child was like a rollercoaster. It could be made into a TV series, and they could even serialise it until the grand finale.
Several bonus episodes could also be added.
Although the shaman had washed her hands from it, she had already told his mother about the results and any precautions she should pay attention to before entering the police station.
She was called a fraud because someone reported it
But in fact, she did possess true skills.
Su Min didn’t remember those memories after all these years and he also didn’t recall it after meeting Chen Su. Just from this alone, you can tell how skilled she was.
Mother Su said: “………She told me to find a hypnotist to get them to reawaken the buried memories, but I have never had the courage to do it.”
Su Min hesitated: “Was this why you made me watch the news about the scandal involving a hypnotist?”
He remembered that she had previously shown him news about a hypnotists’ failed endeavours. For some time, those tragic stories were all that he read about.
In order for him to better understand, Su Min was even taken over to their mourning sites.
It had left him with a psychological shadow towards hypnosis.
Mother Su sighed: “What else could I do?”
Su Min said: “Then I’ll go find a hypnotist tomorrow.”
It was now late at night so he couldn’t go out to find a hypnotist. He could only wait until tomorrow.
Although he looked calm on the surface, he was actually very excited inside.
Su Min rarely experienced such large emotional changes. Just the thought of himself recovering an unknown part of his memory was very amazing.
His first birthday wish was about to come true.
When they turned off the lights and went upstairs, mother Su was in front of him. She turned around and suddenly called out to him: “Xiao Min.”
Su Min looked back, “What is it?”
Mother Su said: “Mum didn’t mean it.”
She had said that very quietly. Su Min even felt that she would burst into tears instantly if he said anything along the lines of “I hate you”.
No wonder his father used to say that his mother liked to cry.
Su Min said: “I don’t blame you.”
When he laid back in bed, Su Min suddenly realised that he had forgotten to give Chen Su his contact information so he couldn’t contact him for the time being.
The morning of the next day, Su Min got up.
Mother Su could guess what he wanted to do so she was already sitting downstairs in the living room waiting for him. She didn’t sleep all night so there was a dark patch under her eyes.
Su Min said: “Mum, what are you waiting here for?”
Mother Su glanced at him and said: “I didn’t throw away any of your things. I locked them up.”
It took Su Min a while before he understood what she was referring to. He subconsciously thought back to the notebooks he had looked through. He didn’t know what else there could be.
He took a deep breath and asked calmly: “I’ll take a look when I’m back.”
Mother Su said: “I’ll go with you.”
Su Min shook his head, “I’ll go by myself. It won’t be good if you end up crying again.”
Mother Su: “………..”
Su Min had only said that casually. He didn’t mean much by it.
The hypnotist he looked for was rather famous. It was said that he is a great master. He was a middle-aged man with long artist-like hair.
When Su Min went in, he was a little sceptical.
The master spoke arrogantly: “Lie down.”
Su Min laid down. He asked: “You don’t need any explanations?”
The master replied arrogantly: “No.”
Su Min: “………….”
Why did he feel that something wasn’t right?
Just in case, he decided to talk about his situation. He then gave him his request.
The master just said: “Lie down.”
Su Min laid down on the lounge chair with some doubt. The man pulled out some equipment and smiled.
Master: “My senior sister told me that you would come today.”
Su Min found it quite amazing.
He subconsciously thought of the shaman from the movie. Although it was someone who only existed in Chen Su’s memory, he found it very mysterious.
The feeling of being hypnotised was a bit like having your consciousness being taken into a holographic movie but it was also very different.
When Su Min woke up again, he was still in the chair.
The master opposite him was on the phone spraying saliva everywhere: “……Can’t you just get 40% discount? Even 35 or 40% won’t do?”
Su Min eardrum shook.
Hearing the movement behind him, the master hung up and again spoke arrogantly: “Do you feel uncomfortable?”
His mind was a little chaotic. He sat there for a while to recover a little before daring to think about the lost memories.
It happened almost instantaneously. All the complicated memories crashed into him. Like a movie, fragments flashed before his eyes.
In the end, they all fused together.
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He got his memories back!
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