171209 The 20th Anniversary Concert Tour in Gwangju
While all the other members had been friends with at least one of each even before they came together as jekki, Suwon was the only one who had a formal audition and was a ‘stranger’. And he often says he became a member just so that jekki can have one more member than H.O.T.
But ironically, Suwon was the ONLY one who kept in touch with all the members for 16 years, and the one who wanted a reunion the most.
1. Suwon and Jiwon
I almost forgot, my dongsaeng Jang Suwon finally gets discharged in two days and comes back as a singerㅋㅋ Jekki fans rise~~~ (Sorry) Good night^^*
-10/18/2011, Jiwon’s twitter
Jang Suwon discharged… Good job Suwon, I’m proud of you
-10/18/2011, Jiwon’s twitter
2. Suwon and Sunghoon
I’m just seeing my friend… Why do people have so much to say about it
-09/06/2013, Suwon’s twitter
Is everyone doing well?ㅎ Tomorrow, our Sunghoon-ie’s new song is coming out.! Everyone please leave everything behind and listen to it tomorrow at 12.! You’ll do it without me telling you to, anyways. This is an order!!ㅋㅋ Thank you, and I beg youㅎ
– 04/14/2014, Suwon’s twitter
3. Suwon and Jaeduck aka J-Walk (one post will not be enough to cover the history of these two)
Jaeduck: To be honest, we still don’t know why Jekki disbanded. We need to do it again someday. But even if Jekki can’t get back together, I’m never going to separate from Suwon. It was Suwon who helped me get back up after Jekki disbanded.
Suwon: When we debuted as J-Walk, people said things like “What can the two of you do? Things are different now”. So we worked even harder so that we won’t disappoint our fans. Maybe that’s why we’ve gotten comments about how our music is more mature than jekki’s. One day, Jekki will get back together. But not now. We have to work hard and improve ourselves before that day comes.
-2002, J-Walk Interview
People have been saying he should use this as a chance to become a solo artist Jang Suwon. Jang Suwon laughed and dismissed this saying ‘No because Jaeduck hyung will desert’. “I’ve never been apart from Jaeduck hyung. Even when we couldn’t do anything for 3 years because of issues with our company, he was there with me. Members of Clon and Can are around 10 years older than us but both groups are still together. Sending Jaeduck hyung to military, I thought I want us to be like them. I’ll just remain as a J-Walk member.”
-2008, Suwon’s Interview
4. Suwon and Jaejin
Ay~ Drunkard do you still live in alcohol barrel? Come down to Gangnam! Call me when you do~ Also I’m adding you on Cyworld~ Your nose is still big^^
-10/20/2004, Jaejin’s wall on Cyworld
5. Suwon and Jiyong
Suwon: Do you want me to call him right now? We’re still in touch, and I just saw him recently. And actually, not too long ago, Jiyong’s name appeared #1 on trending search. So I texted him ‘Why is your wedding such a big deal’, and he said he was surprised too. From his perspective, he wasn’t trying to tell people about it so it must’ve been a little overwhelming. But we think it’s a good thing. People still remember him, and care about him.
-12/05/2013, J-Walk Interview
6. Suwon and the fans
^Suwon meeting his fans in 2015 at a restaurant; this is honestly so precious and made me realize how close he is to his fans. For a while, Suwon kept two phones so that his fans could text him. He used to sing at old fans’ weddings too.
Sometimes it really amazes me how smooth he is in terms of relationships. He seems to have a really solid understanding of each member, and knows how to compliment them and make them feel better. He’s so good at making fun of them, but also knows the perfect timing to stop. People call him a robot, but deep in his heart, he knows us fans think of him as a superstar and he prides in that. Humble, but confident.
Let’s all appreciate Suwon. His self-esteem, his smoothness, his loyalty, his singing, his dancing, and of course, his face.
“SuWon ah! I brought someone for you!”
“Huh? Who?” asked SuWon eagerly. He was an only child and had always been so lonely; so whenever his parents brought someone he could play with, he was happy. It was a girl this time, however, which he thought was pretty odd.
“This is your noona, SuWon. She’s not just your playmate, she’ll be your ‘real’ noona from now on,” said SuWon’s mom.
SuWon later understood what his parents had said about the girl being his older sister. Her name was JinEunMi. She was 2 years older than SuWon and she was adopted by Jang’s family because her parents died in a plane crash when they were heading to America. EunMi was the only survivor. SuWon’s parents, who requested adoption for quite a while for their only son, gladly adopted EunMi to be their new daughter.
[Few days later]
“Noona ya~~~!!!! Nol-ja!” SuWon went into her room and climbed on her bed, shaking the girl who was asleep.
“Okay~okay!! Sheesh…..” She got up, rubbed her eyes, and stretched. She then smiled at SuWon who was looking at her with his eyes open wide.
Their days always went by like that. SuWon would bug her to play with him and she would gladly spend her time playing with her new brother. She seemed to have forgotten the tragedy that struck her few months ago: she looked happy and content, to SuWon’s eyes.
Since EunMi was 7, she needed to be enrolled in 2nd grade as soon as possible. One day, Mr. and Mrs. Jang called for a family gathering.
“Well, EunMi has to go to school pretty soon: and her name needs to be changed in order to complete the adoption process,” said Mr. Jang. The kids had no idea what their dad was talking about, all they heard was the part about changing her name.
“I must agree, her last name is Jang from now on, not Jin. Her name doesn’t need to be changed, unless you want it, EunMi,” commented Mrs. Jang.
“Well, I don’t really care. Either way is fine with me.” smiled EunMi as she replied. SuWon carefully looked at her face with his eyes widely open. He had just thought of a great name for her.
“I don’t like your name, noona. EunMi is too chon-seu-ruh-wuh.” SuWon blurted out. Mr. and Mrs. Jang laughed.
“Oh? Then perhaps you came up with a new name for her?” said Mrs. Jang.
“Uh-huh. I want it to be…umm… YooRi!!! Yea!!”
“YooRi?! Not bad….. what do you think, EunMi?” asked Mr. Jang. EunMi didn’t really say anything. Her name didn’t matter to her anymore. From then on, ‘JinEunMi’ didn’t exist… in place of that, it was JangYooRi.
[2 years later]
The house seemed so empty without their parents. SuWon wandered around, trying to find something to do. His mom prohibited him to play with YooRi because she was in bed, very sick. SuWon went into her room anyhow…. perhaps she was awake so she could play with him.
“Noona~?” whispered SuWon as he got closer to her bed. Then he noticed that she was crying silently, trying to hold it in to herself.
“Mommy—- Daddy—– Don’t leave me!! Please! Don’t….”
SuWon knew instantly that she was having a nightmare about the plane crash. He shook her to wake her up.
“Noona, noona!! Get up!! Wake up!”
YooRi slowly woke up, finding herself crying. She wiped the tears and looked at her little brother.
“SuWon ee gu nah,” said YooRi sleepishly, choking her tears, “sorry I couldn’t play with you today. Noona is very very sick.”
Suddenly, SuWon put his arms around her neck. He hugged her tightly.
YooRi didn’t know what he was doing but she hugged him back. ‘Sweet little SuWon,’ she thought to herself. SuWon then said to her,
“Noona~ please don’t cry. SuWonee is sad when YooRi noona cries. From now on, nae ga noona ji kyu jool gge. I promise.
[Few years later— SuWon is 18, YooRi 20]
As YooRi opened her apartment door, she found a rose sitting in front of the door. She picked it up and silently said to herself,
Every Wednesday since she turned 18, which was when she moved out, a bright, red rose was always delivered to her apartment. She first tried to find out who it was by calling the flower shop and such, but it was no use. Now she had just given up and did not bother to think much about it. She went back in, and put the rose she picked up in a vase on her dining table. She then hurried out, sighing.
She hummed a song as she was reaching her destination, a cafe in ap-goo-jung-dong. Her boyfriend promised her to meet her there.
‘That dork hasn’t called me for 3 weeks now! He better show up this time…. otherwise we might as well just break up with each other,’ thought YooRi.
‘Actually, I shouldn’t do that…. if I leave him, he will be destroyed completely. I don’t want that.’
“Going anywhere, hyung?” asked JaeJin to JiWon who was combing his hair in front of a mirror.
“Ah, yeah. Just for a while…. gosh, what the hell is wrong with my hair?” replied JiWon.
“Oh~~ I know, hyung~” began JaeDuc, “you are going out to meet SuWonee’s noona, right?”
JiWon’s face turned bright red. Stupid Duc-ee, why does he have to tease him about it??!
SuWon, who was reading a newspaper, frowned. He wasn’t too happy that his one and only sister was a girlfriend of infamous gang leader, Sechs Kies. But he couldn’t stop them when they fell in love with each other….. after all, YooRi was his noona and JiWon was like a real brother to him.
When SuWon ran away from home at age 15 due to all his family problems, JiWon was the one who took him in. SuWon couldn’t take it anymore at home…. his parents were constantly fighting and seriously considering a divorce. He knew why: his dad was having an affair with some other woman. The very fact that his own dad was a homewrecker disgusted him.
But what he couldn’t stand even more was his noona…. YooRi, whenever the fight was going on, would always be in her room and silently cry.
SuWon hated to see her crying because it made him feel so incompetent.
“Tell YooRi noona I said hi, hyung,” said SuWon as JiWon was putting his shoes on.
“Oh, okay, no prob.” JiWon smiled. He then went out.
JiWon and YooRi were standing in front of YooRi’s apartment complex. The evening seemed pretty okay for both of them.
“Thanks for walking me home, JiWon,” said YooRi. JiWon smiled slightly and leaned over to kiss her forehead.
“I love you,” said JiWon.
YooRi smiled bitterly and replied, “If you really do love me, then you’d quit Sechs Kies.”
JiWon’s smile faded. Without even saying goodbye, they both turned around and started walking. When they turned back, neither of them could see each other.
YooRi knew that JiWon didn’t like being interfered with the things he does, but she couldn’t help it. She didn’t want to live like this for rest of her life… she wanted JiWon to start all over and get back on track. But he didn’t seem to change his mind.
She remembered the first time she met him; SuWon had introduced him to her. She wasn’t interested at first but apparently, he was interested in her. She hated the fact that he was a leader of Sechs Kies, but the fate had brought them two together eventually.
‘I didn’t want to like him in first place…. I don’t know why I did.’
“Alright. We have two cases to discuss,” said SungHoon. They were all in a small basement, a secret ‘place’ for them to hold their meetings and such.
“Yeah, what?” asked JiWon.
“Well, first of all, ” began JaeJin, “bad news. We are running out of money. It’s about time we… you know… do it again.”
“Just say it. It’s about time we go rob the bank again, you mean?” said JaeDuc, smiling. He then put his arm around JiYong. “We have Mr. Brain here, don’t we??”
“Yea, yea. SuWon and I can take care of the money, that’s no problem…” replied JiYong. “What’s the second case, SungHoon?”
“Hmm, as you all know, Dragon Kings broke up last week, due to their leader’s death. The issue is about who’s gonna take them over…. us, or Krazee Killers.”
“Us, of course!!” said JiWon. “It must be some luck for us that their leader died of a car accident. If we have them before KK, then we can be the strongest gang in this region!”
“I don’t really feel the need to get ourselves in trouble to become the best,” began SuWon quietly, “I personally like the way things are now, I don’t wanna start anymore fights.”
“Hey, SuWon, you can’t be saying that!” exclaimed SungHoon. “You are our best gunman here! Where are all your ambitions and dreams??”
“I just want some peace, that’s all,” replied SuWon. JiYong laughed sarcastically, then commented,
“Haha. Peace?? You have to first look at who we are, SuWon.”
SuWon’s face crumpled up. True, he thought, but at least they can avoid some troubles.
“Newayz, enuf about that,” interrupted JiWon. “We are taking over Dragon Kings, everybody agree??”
JaeJin, JaeDuc, SungHoon, and JiYong all nodded; SuWon was the only one to object.
“KK has about 30 something people, hyung,” stated SuWon, “and we only have 6. Going against them solely to take over Dragon Kings is a nonsense!”
“That’s why we need you, SuWon,” said JiWon. “You can probably blow them away in no time if they ever came near us. Or JiYong can use his little brain and set up a trap or something. I dunno, but I’m sure we have a way. We’ve managed this far with just six of us, what’s the problem now???”
“Alright, whatever. I’m gonna get the money first with JiYong soon, okay??” said SuWon. He then walked out of the basement.
JiWon stared at him and shook his head. JaeJin commented,
“He’s way too stubborn, let me tell you!”
“I know,” agreed JiWon, “If YooRi wasn’t his sister, I’d be beating the crap out of him already….”
“Speaking of YooRi noona,” began JaeDuc in his usual teasing manner, “how was the date with your lovely lady??”
“Okay, I suppose,” replied JiWon. “But she’s starting to get on my nerves. I don’t like people telling me to do this and do that.”
“But I thought you loved her,” said SungHoon.
“I guess I do… I mean, she’s fine and all,” laughed JiWon.
“You are so bad~ hyung,” teased JaeJin. JiWon’s face turned grave all of a sudden. He then stated,
“I gotta get rid of her, soon…..”
[Few days later]
“Got everything done and taken care of?” asked JiYong.
SuWon replied shortly, “Yeah. I stored it in a safe place. I have the keys, I’ll make the duplicates later.”
“No, give me one of the keys now, JiWon hyung would want it,” said JiYong. SuWon looked at him, a bit puzzled.
“Why, you afraid I’m gonna run off w/ money??”
“No~ you know I don’t mean it that way!” JiYong was now kinda embarrassed that he asked such question.
“Alright, then. Like I said, I’ll make the duplicates, later.”
“Fine, do whatever you want.”
They then both got in JiYong’s car and drove off from the place where they stored the money they had stolen from a bank.
JiYong was SuWon’s best friend in Sechs Kies. He was the only one who was able to understand SuWon, as other members thought he was stubborn and peculiar.
JiYong was like a brain of Sechs Kies; he planned every move, set traps, and he was also a very good hacker. He was the one to get the money out of the bank and SuWon was his assistant. JaeJin and JaeDuc who had fast body movements did most of the dirty work, such as killing or fighting to the death. SuWon and JiWon were the best gun-handlers; they once went against 20 something people and still managed to survive. SungHoon had an incredible speaking skills so because of him, they were able to con their way out of cops and stuff. Other gangs feared 6Kies because of these reasons.
“So did KK decide to give up Dragon Kings??” asked SungHoon.
“No way,” replied JaeDuc, “looks like we are gonna have to do some stuff to make them give up.”
“Where’s JiWon hyung?” questioned SuWon. Him and JiYong just came back and found JiWon not among the group. JaeJin responded,
“Oh, he’s out with your sis. He’s not in a very good mood today because of stupid KK.”
JiWon and YooRi were in JiWon’s car, watching a drive-in movie. JiWon only liked going out with her at nights so he won’t get caught by their rival gangs. They were more like talking, though, not really watching a movie.
“So,” began JiWon, “did you ever find out the guy who’s been giving you a rose every Wednesday?”
“Nope. I tried everything but I couldn’t find out. I’m not even sure if it is a guy,” responded YooRi.
“I’m sure it is… what kind of person would do that?? Probably someone who likes you, I’d assume….”
YooRi stared directly at him, so hard that it was enough to burn a hole in his face. JiWon laughed,
“What?!! It’s not me, I swear!” He then began laughing. YooRi hadn’t seen him really laughing, in a long time. She was content.
“By the way, when are you going to get your surgery, JiWon?”
“Oh, that? Soon, I guess. I don’t think it’d matter all that much,” replied JiWon apathetically.
JiWon was born with a hole in his heart. He remembered hearing from his parents that the doctors told them that if the hole didn’t close in by the time he was 18, he’d have to get a surgery.
“You were supposed to get it when you were 18. You are 20 now,” said YooRi with much concern. JiWon was kind of annoyed so he snapped at her,
“Will you quit dogging on me about that??? It’s really none of your business!!”
YooRi sat silent, her face expressionless. JiWon soon regretted saying that. He looked at her helplessly, only to discover that her face was broken into million pieces… like a glass.
“I’m sorry, YooRi. I didn’t really mean that…”
He then leaned towards her to kiss her. To his surprise, she turned away. He felt terrible inside but he managed to keep it to himself. He was pom-sang-pom-sa; he hated to show his pain. He also hated to see her face so sad, so fragile. Why did she have to be YooRi, not someone else??
HwangYongJoon was a leader of Krazee Killers, aka KK. He was about 22, notorious for his atrocity and coldness. KK consisted of about 30 members, 5 times as many as Sechs Kies. Yet Sechs Kies was still their ultimate enemies. YongJoon hated to admit that EunJiWon was better than him in everything, whether it be in fighting, stealing, or even getting a girl.
YongJoon had his eyes set on YooRi few years ago, but JiWon took her away from him. Before that happened, KK and Sechs Kies weren’t in so bad terms as they are now; but after that incident, YongJoon cursed Sechs Kies to death. Taking over the leaderless Dragon Kings was a perfect opportunity to make up for the things he lost.
He was reading a newspaper in his room one day, when his protege John walked in. John was an 18 year-old from America, an original American ggang-pae.
“I have an idea as to how we’re gonna take over Dragon Kings before Sechs Kies does,” suggested John.
“Oh?? How??” asked YongJoon, a bit impressed.
“You said you wanted JangYooRi, right?”
YongJoon slyly grinned.
“Yeah~! She’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. She has a long, soft straight hair and the eyes that sparkle…”
“Newayz, don’t get all carried away,” interrupted John. “Why don’t we use her and ask for an exchange?”
“You know, that sounds like an idea,” responded YongJoon, “but don’t you think I’ve thought about that already??? I just don’t wanna have to use her, a girl, to get what we want.”
“Aigo, hyung!!” said John. “We have no choice. Our dummies will never be able to take over Dragon Kings. I’m telling you now, I don’t wanna have to walk thru one of GoJiYong’s traps again, like we did last time.”
John waited for YongJoon’s answer. He then continued,
“Think about it. This is such an opportunity, too good to pass up. We have no choice but to use her to get what we want. Taking over Dragon Kings before Sechs Kies will undoubtedly make us the strongest gang in this region! Besides, you can *play* w/ JangYooRi while she’s kidnapped…”
YongJoon agreed to that thought. It was rather fascinating, to finally have her in his hands.
“But you think EunJiWon, that heartless jackass, would come and save JangYooRi?” questioned YongJoon.
“Of course, hyung!! He’s her lover, for all we know. Plus if he doesn’t, then JangSuWon will since that chick is his beloved sister. Either way, if we ask for an exchange, they’d have to give up Dragon Kings.”
“Alright, then,” agreed YongJoon finally. “Do whatever you want. Just remember, don’t ever hurt her in any way! Otherwise I might as well just kill you…”
“Ha! You like her even more than your own protege?? I’m now hurt… newayz, just wait and see. Hehehe…” John gave an evil laugh and cheerfully walked out of the room.
It was another Wednesday when YooRi discovered a rose in front of her apt.door, as usual. She casually bent over to pick up the rose when suddenly, something struck her head hard; so hard that she blanked out.
SuWon was washing his face in the bathroom when JaeJin ran in, with a note in his hand. It must be something important, he thought.
“What’s the matter, hyung?”
“Where’s JiWonee hyung??” querried JaeJin, still breathing hard.
“Out. Why, what happened??”
In panic, JaeJin handed him the note.
“KK kidnapped your sister!!! They emailed JiYong this morning.”
“What?!?!?!” exclaimed SuWon. He then quickly skimmed the note.
—–JangYooRi is with us. If you ever wanna see her alive again, meet us at 6 pm at the alley. We’d like to exchange JangYooRi with Dragon Kings. Sincerely, Krazee Killers—–
“HwangYongJoon kidnapped my noona!!! I can’t believe this!!” said SuWon helplessly. “Why her, of all people?? Damn!!”
“They want us to give up Dragon Kings. But to involve YooRi noona in this is just….” JaeJin trailed off at the end of his sentence, seeing SuWon’s painful expression on his face.
“I told JiWon hyung not to go out with my noona. I knew something like this would happen! God…. please, they better not hurt her because if they do, I’m gonna kill them all….!!!”
YooRi trembled in fear. She knew who HwangYongJoon was and what he was like. She also knew why he hated JiWon and Sechs Kies so much. She was in a room, sitting on a bed. She remembered blanking out after getting hit on her head by John. She was now face to face with both John and HwangYongJoon.
“What do you want from me?” asked YooRi bitterly.
“Nothing much. Just trying to get something from Sechs Kies, that’s all,” replied YongJoon, smiling. John was observing her face carefully.
“You’re right, hyung,” said John. “She is really… fine~~! I see you have some taste in women..hehe. I’ll leave you two lovebirds alone now, have fun!!” John then walked out. YongJoon went closer up to her.
“Don’t get any closer!” yelled YooRi. YongJoon stopped. He then chuckled.
“EunJiWon’s so lucky, to have a lover like you… ”
YooRi remained silent. It’d be useless to argue w/ him, she thought. YongJoon was surprised to see her reaction, so calm and careless.
“You know, I can easily have you now since you are here, it won’t be so hard….”
YooRi’s eyes then widened. She was afraid of what he was gonna do to her next. YongJoon saw that in her. He then continued,
“But I’ll leave you alone for now because I like you.”
“What?! What do you mean, just leave her alone??” shouted SuWon angrily. He couldn’t believe what JiWon was telling him.
“Like I said, HwangYongJoon won’t do anything to YooRi. I know he wouldn’t,” said JiWon casually.
“So what if he doesn’t kill her?? What if he…does weird stuff, like… you know what I mean!!”
SuWon, still angry, continued to shout. JiWon looked at him with a sign of annoyance on his face.
“There are many things far more important than a girl, for me,” said JiWon.
“For instance, Dragon Kings. As all of you know, they used to be so powerful that even we couldn’t temper with them. But that was before their leader died. Leaderless as they are now, we can easily take over them. They were good solely cuz their leader knew how to rule, that’s all…”
SuWon just stood there with his arms crossed, glaring at JiWon. JiWon continued to speak,
“KK can try forever to beat us, but we all know they won’t be able to. We are so close to becoming the best gang in this region, if not in Seoul as a whole. Now I’m not planning to mess that up because of YooRi alone. It just won’t happen.”
“She’s your girlfriend, for god’s sake!!” exclaimed SuWon.
“I can’t believe I’m hearing all this shit from you, hyung. I’m so disappointed in you. I knew I shouldn’t have let her go out with you. I don’t care what you say, I’m going to the alley. He’s my only sister and I won’t let anything bad happen to her.”
SuWon then put his coat on, getting ready to leave. JiYong stood up as well.
“If he’s going, I’m going too.”
SuWon looked at his best friend with much appreciation in his eyes.
JaeJin and JaeDuc looked at each other and nodded in an agreement.
“If they’re going, then we might as well go help them out,” said JaeDuc. SungHoon also decided to join.
JiWon sighed, now really annoyed. It’d be a piece of cake to rescue YooRi, but to give up Dragon Kings?? That was way too much. But if everyone was leaving, then he might as well go with them. After all, he was their leader.
“Fine, fine. I give up.”
HwangYongJoon, John, and four other KK members were present at the alley. They figured it’d be best to go 6 against 6. John was pointing a gun to YooRi’s head. She didn’t seem all that scared, because she knew John wouldn’t be able to kill her. If he did, SuWon would blow him away the second after she’s gone.
“Let go of her now, since we are here as we promised,” said SuWon in a low voice. He then looked at YooRi. He was relieved that she wasn’t hurt or anything.
HwangYongJoon smiled. “You are no leader, JangSuWon. I don’t wanna hear from you. So EunJiWon, how does it feel to give up something you’ve been longing to have for so long??”
“Not so great, as you might have suspected,” he replied, “but just know that I’m giving up cuz you are such a coward, that you couldn’t even handle 6 guys with 30 of your useless dummies.”
YongJoon’s smile faded. It was sooo true. The guys he had were practically useless; they didn’t know how to fight.
“Haha,” laughed YongJoon sarcastically, “you are right about that. But that’s why we need Dragon Kings more than you guys do. I believe you are a man of your words, so…”
“I will give up Dragon Kings,” said JiWon firmly.
“Alright, then. Mission accomplished, we don’t need this gal anymore, do we??” said John.
“This crappy business is all settled, then? Now give her back,” demanded JiWon.
YongJoon signaled John to let go of her so he did. YooRi slowly walked forward. She was exhausted, of everything.
When JiWon stopped her to give her a hug, she passed him. She didn’t want to deal with anymore of Sechs Kies or KK.
It was raining outside.
JiWon was unimaginably upset by the recent incident with KK. It was the first time he ever lost to HwangYongJoon. He couldn’t stand being a loser. Giving up Dragon Kings was the biggest loss he ever had.
JiWon and SuWon were kind of on bad terms. JiWon had made up his mind after a long night of thinking. He paged YooRi to meet him later in the evening.
As he was waiting in front of her apartment, he thought about some good times that they shared together. He remembered the first time he met her, how he instantly fell in a love with her. But it all seemed worthless now. He was planning to breakup with her this evening.
When YooRi came out, JiWon was stunned. She looked prettier than ever. But it was too late to change his mind. She opened his car door and sat next to him. They were silent for about 5 minutes. The only sound was rain droppings on his car. JiWon finally broke the silence.
“I think it’d be best for both of us that we don’t see each other anymore….”
YooRi looked at him, with a sign of being shocked. This was rather unexpected. She finally managed to ask him,
“Because… I dunno. I guess we don’t go together. You deserve someone much better, not like some gang leader like me.”
“I know that’s not the real reason. Is it because of what KK did and stuff??”
JiWon was not very surprised that she saw him through. He decided to tell her the truth.
“You are one smart person, YooRi,” began JiWon. “And also very pretty. But that’s about the only reason why I went out with you.”
“I knew when you told me at times that you loved me, you really didn’t mean that,” said YooRi quietly.
“No, I didn’t. I’m cold and heartless, if you haven’t noticed. You wanna know the ‘real’ reason why I wanted you in first place??”
YooRi kept silence. She knew this day would come. Although she pretended to be calm as she always was, her heart was breaking this very moment, into million pieces…. like a glass. And it hurt so much that she couldn’t even cry.
“The real reason is cuz HwangYongJoon liked you as well. You know I can’t stand losing to someone else, that’s why I decided to take you away from him, to show him that I’m better than him, that I’m superior.”
JiWon tried not to look at her directly. It was harder than he thought. But he had to get it off his chest.
“But you are not really helping me here. I don’t like useless people. They annoy me because they can’t do anything. They only cause harm.”
YooRi couldn’t just sit there and hear him anymore. She opened the car door and ran out, not back into the apt. building but off to the opposite direction. The rain was pouring hard but she didn’t care. She ran and ran and ran until she couldn’t. She was soaked in rain. She tried so hard not to cry, but tears started pouring out.
JiWon felt a really sharp pain in his chest. He didn’t think it’d hurt him that much. He really did love her. But he didn’t dump her because he had a ‘kisado’ in him, to protect her from the dangers that lie ahead of being a girlfriend of a gang leader. He broke up with her because he loved Sechs Kies more than anything else in this whole world.
“So how was your date with YooRi noona?” asked JaeDuc when he saw JiWon coming in.
“What date??” said JiWon. “We broke up. We are not going out anymore.”
“HUH???” exclaimed JiYong, SungHoon, JaeJin, and JaeDuc all in unison.
“I dumped her, I don’t like her anymore,” answered JiWon casually. He then noticed that they weren’t really looking at him. Their eyes were fixed on something else. They had a horrified look on their faces.
“Ya, what’s the matter??” He questioned, and at the same time, he turned around…. to find SuWon in his raincoat, with an umbrella in his hand.
JiWon was stunned. Bad timing, he thought. JaeJin and JaeDuc were turned into an ice stone already. SuWon’s look was so cold and fierce that it almost hurt them.
“Why… did you do that to her?” asked SuWon monotonously.
JiWon couldn’t answer him. He was almost scared by SuWon. As all 5 of them looked at SuWon dreadly, JiWon felt something hitting on him. SuWon had just threw his umbrella at him.
“GO TO HELL, EUNJIWON!!” SuWon screamed from top of his lungs, then stormed out of the room.
For few minutes, all 5 of them just sat there, not saying anything to each other. JaeJin finally managed to say something.
“You shouldn’t have done that, hyung.”
JiWon avoided looking at JaeJin, for he was afraid of feeling guilty.
But instead, he felt another sharp pain in his chest. Within few seconds, he couldn’t even breathe…. he then collapsed.
YooRi finally came home after hours of running and walking in the rain. She was soaked from top to bottom. When she got back in her apartment, she took a long bath afterwards. She then took some pills and fell asleep….. she didn’t even realize what she was doing, that she had taken about 10 pills in the midst of shock…..
“Ugh, where am I?” asked JiWon to himself when he woke up. He tried to get up but realized he couldn’t because of all the needles stuck in his arms. He first saw SungHoon’s face.
“Hyung!!! You woke up!!” said SungHoon excitedly. All the others gathered in front of his bed.
“Why am I here???” querried JiWon. He knew he was at a hospital, but why??
“You fainted last night all of a sudden,” answered JiYong, “so we brought you here. The doctors said you have a weak heart and that you’d have to be here for several weeks….”
JiWon then remembered that he was supposed to get a surgery 2 years ago. His face crumpled up.
“You mean, I have to be in this shithole for few weeks??? I can’t do that!! I’ve got things to do!”
“Would you rather die, then??” yelled JaeDuc angrily. “You stubborn fool, why didn’t you get a surgery 2 years ago, when you were supposed to??”
“Don’t even try to remind me of that. I’m regretting it right now,” replied JiWon bitterly.
SungHoon figured it’d be best to leave JiWon alone for right now, so he cued other members to get out of the room. JiWon cursed silently to himself.
‘First it was KK, now it’s my heart. What the hell am I gonna do now?’
When YooRi woke up, she had a biggest headache she ever had. She found SuWon sitting next to her, looking at her with worried eyes.
“How long have you been here??” asked YooRi.
“3 days,” responded SuWon. YooRi’s eyes widened.
“How long was I asleep?”
“3 days,” said SuWon. He went on, “if you wanna die, taking sleeping pills won’t do it.”
YooRi weakly smiled to herself. “I wasn’t really planning to kill myself.”
SuWon stayed silent and watched her for a while. He then broke the silence.
“It’s a good thing I named you YooRi…. you are so fragile and so delicate… like a glass.”
He couldn’t really see her face from a side because her long hair was covering it. But he knew that she was trying hard to choke her tears. SuWon sat closer to her on the bed and put his arms around her. He whispered in her ear,
“You can cry if you want, noona.”
That really was a starter, because the next thing he saw was YooRi in his arms, crying like a child. He had never seen her crying like that before, except that one time when she was having a nightmare about her parents dying in the train crash. He hadn’t hold her in his arms ever since then.
“He said he didn’t like me anymore…” said YooRi in a barely audible voice. “But I really liked him…. I didn’t want to at first… ”
YooRi sobbed helplessly. SuWon felt so sorry for her. He wanted her happiness more than anything else in the whole world but he couldn’t grant it for her. He had to watch her go thru this pain…. it broke his heart and pained him so much as well.
[two weeks later]
“Whhhaaaaatttttt???!!!” exclaimed JiWon on top of his lungs. He was beyond furious as he tried to confirm what JaeJin had just told him.
“Like I said, hyung, he left us,” said JaeJin.
“What, this isn’t some kind of a school club, you know. You guys…. all of you! Just let him walk out like that?! How can that be? After what we did for him! Or at least what I did for him!”
JiWon yelled as he looked around the room staring hard at each and every member of Sechs Kies, except SuWon who was the subject being discussed.
“Aigo, it’s not solely our fault, JiWonee hyung,” stated JaeDuc, being as reasonable as possible. “If you honestly think about what you did to his sister, frankly, I don’t blame him.”
“Oh, shut up, KimJaeDuc!!!” yelled JiWon.
“But JaeDuc’s right,” agreed JaeJin.
“You shouldn’t have done that, to dump her like she meant nothing to you… because I know she meant at least something.”
“True,” replied JiWon in much more calm voice.
“But I’ve got my goals and ambitions to succeed. I won’t let anything get in my way.”
“You changed, hyung,” said SungHoon.
“You weren’t like this before, at least when we started Sechs Kies few years ago. You were caring and fatherly. But all I see now is a power-crazed person who..”
“I was caring and fatherly, alright,” interrupted JiWon.
“But look where it got me now! I taught JangSuWon how to shoot, how to fight, how to live in this world because I cared for him. Serves me right, I shouldn’t have done that.”
“But YooRi noona didn’t deserve what you did to her,” stated JiYong.
“That’s what it takes to live in this kind of world,” replied JiWon coldly.
“If it wasn’t KK, then some other gang might have used her to get me. It will happen again in the future so I had to get rid of her sooner or later.”
“Then why didn’t you tell her that so she could actually understand??” questioned JaeJin.
“So she doesn’t think you hate her or anything….”
“Well, I don’t exactly hate her, but I don’t like her very much either right this moment.”
“I can’t believe I’m hearing this from you, of all people, hyung,” said SungHoon.
It was true because when they first started dating, JiWon was the sweetest guy anyone had ever seen. He’d give her flowers, write her letters, all the things she could ever expect from a guy…..
“I was a naive 18 year-old back then. I grew out of that lame stuff. Newayz, back to the subject. What happens to our money, then?? SuWon ran off with the keys w/out giving us duplicates. JiYong knows where it is, right?”
“Nope,” answered JiYong, “he’s the one who hid it. I don’t know where it is.”
“Okay, then. Since you are his best friend, go talk to him about it. Tell him to come back,” ordered JiWon.
JiYong looked kind of puzzled. “Tell him to come back???”
“Not that I want him or anything, but cuz I need him,” said JiWon.
“But what if he doesn’t want to?” added JaeDuc.
“Then just get the freakin’ keys, alright??” shouted JiWon.
SuWon was working at a restaurant after he quit Sechs Kies. He was able to walk out very conveniently because JiWon was hospitalized for 2 weeks. He was on his lunch break when JiYong came to find him. JiYong tapped his shoulder.
“Yeah, wut?!” SuWon, annoyed, turned around. To his surprise, it was JiYong.
“We need to talk, JangSuWon,” said JiYong suavely.
“Talk about what?” asked SuWon with spite in his voice.
“Oh, don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m about to say!” said JiYong, a bit annoyed. “JiWon hyung is out… he wants you back.”
“I thought we discussed this already,” replied SuWon, “I am not going back.”
“How can you do this to him?? After everything he’s done for you… he took you in when you had nowhere else to go, he fed you when you were starving, and this is the way you are gonna pay him back?”
JiYong now started to raise his voice. “You DO remember the things he did for you, right?”
“Of course. I do remember….” said SuWon, sinking into reminiscence. Then he objected, “But I ALSO remember what he did to my noona. He dumped her, just so he can fulfill his own greed! You know what she did afterwards??? She tried to kill herself! Now, forget what JiWon hyung did for me…. no one hurts my noona like that!”
JiYong’s eyes widened. He had no idea about the part where YooRi tried commiting suicide.
‘God, she must’ve really loved him…. poor YooRi noona…’ JiYong sympathized YooRi greatly. But this wasn’t a right time for it, he realized.
“If you don’t want to come back, hand me the keys then. After all, that is all we need anyway….”
“No, I can’t do that either. I’m gonna return the money.”
“You WHAT???” querried JiYong in disbelief.
“After all that crap we went through to get it??? What the hell is going on in your brain?! Just shut up and hand me the keys, JangSuWon!”
“I can’t! I just can’t! If you really care about me as your friend, then you’d leave me alone and let me have a peaceful life. I’ve been killing so many people and stealing so much money for the past 3 years, I can’t do that anymore. I want to quit with a clear conscience. Only way to do so is to give the money back.”
SuWon was really angry now and JiYong was surprised to see that. SuWon had always been the shy one, the quiet one next to JaeJin, the obedient one…..
“Alright, alright!” said JiYong.
“I give up. But hey, don’t blame me for what’s gonna happen! I’m your friend and all, but I can’t guarantee your life. You know JiWon hyung.”
“Yes, I know!!!” yelled SuWon. JiYong frowned as he walked out. This ugly discussion was over and he knew that the only thing left was…. a bloody fight.
‘I don’t want to be there to see it…. I really don’t want to be there to see it! JiWonee hyung’s gonna kill SuWon.. I know it!’ thought JiYong desperately. He wanted to prevent the fight so bad but he knew that there was no way to block it…..
“Oh, so he wants us to starve to death w/out any money??” said JiWon sarcastically.
“Looks like I’m gonna have to take care of him myself.”
JiYong looked at him, with a frightened expression on his face.
“You are not gonna…. kill him, are you??”
“Depends,” answered JiWon. “If he gives me the keys to where he hid the money, then I could care less about him….” JiWon trailed off at the end of his sentence.
“Whatever you do,” said JiYong carefully, “please don’t kill him.”
“I’m the one to determine that,” responded JiWon coldly.
Part XII: Final
JiWon was pointing a gun at SuWon at the alley. He wasn’t actually planning to kill him or anything… just to scare him a little, he thought.
“Is this why you wanted to see me today, hyung?” said SuWon quietly.
Then he took out a gun from inside of his jacket. But he just looked at it. He didn’t aim it at JiWon or anything… he just looked at it with sad eyes.
“You are not planning to use that on me, are you??” asked JiWon. “I gave you that gun for your 18th birthday, if you remember….”
“Of course I do,” replied SuWon. “How can I forget??”
“I guess you didn’t forget,” said JiWon.
“Everything I did for you, to help you out when you ran away from home 3 years ago… I didn’t think you’d be paying me back this way. Leaving Sechs Kies just like you did….”
SuWon cut him off in the middle. “Remember, hyung… when you first met my sister?? You couldn’t sleep for days cuz you said she was so beautiful, so pretty and that you wanted her…”
“Well, that was then. It’s different now. I have things to do, and you can necessarily blame me for breaking up with her.”
“I don’t,” said SuWon. “I did, at first, but now I don’t. I see that you’ve changed. You are not the same person I used to know….”
“Enough about that. I just want one thing from you, nothing big. Just the keys. I know you have them. Give them to me, NOW!!” demanded JiWon.
SuWon ignored his request and went on, “All the great things you taught me, like how to use a gun, I’ve used them to do so many bad things. I’ve been killing so many people in the past 3 years. I’ve been stealing people’s money, their hard-earned money, without feeling any guilt.”
“Your point is…??” said JiWon sarcastically.
“My point is that I won’t give you the keys because if I’m gonna walk away from Sechs Kies, I’d like to do it w/out having to commit another crime. So I’ve decided to return the money. Sorry.”
“Alright then. Don’t resent me for doing this but—–”
JiWon slowly pulled a trigger.
The sound of gunshot echoed in the alley. SuWon dropped his gun and grabbed his chest. He stood still, his feet glued to the ground. His facial expression was seemed so painful, so shocked….
JiWon and SuWon felt a fierce pain in the chest, both at the same time. JiWon’s eyes grew huge. He dropped his gun and said to himself, “What the hell….???”
When the realization of what he had just done struck him, he yelled to SuWon, “You fool!! Why didn’t you dodge the bullet??”
SuWon grabbed his chest even harder, to clot the blood. He replied,”I didn’t think you’d really shoot me…”
“I wasn’t going to!!! I thought you were gonna avoid it!!”
JiWon felt another sharp pain in his chest, as if a blade was cutting thru it. His face crumpled up. He tried to run over to SuWon but when he took his first step, he collapsed.
“Hyung—??? I didn’t even shoot you!!”
SuWon then collapsed onto the ground as well.
YooRi felt an unusual air surrounding the rose when she picked it up in front of her door on Wednesday evening. She stared at it for a while…. she felt chilly and afraid that something bad was gonna happen….
She drove to the alley where the exchange had taken place few weeks ago. She knew, or she hoped, that nothing bad was gonna happen. But it was useless, because when she arrived, she saw…..
She saw her brother lying on the ground, breathing heavily. She rushed over to his side, crying hysterically. Thank god, he was still alive with his eyes open and she could tell that cuz he was breathing so hard. It seemed as if he was going thru a hell each time he took a breath.
“SuWon!! Are you okay???”
But she knew he wasn’t because there was blood all over him, beneath him, by his side…..
“You’ve been shot!!! JiWon shot you, didn’t he??? How could he do this??? I’m gonna go call an ambulance!”
“No, don’t!” whispered SuWon as he grabbed her ankle with all his might. YooRi squatted down next to her. She took his hand and held it. SuWon clenched it tightly.
“I have to get you to the hospital! You’re gonna die otherwise..”
“No—” interrupted SuWon in the middle of her sentence. “I’m dying anyway, the bullet went right thru my chest.”
“Why did JiWon…”
“Noona, listen to me,” said SuWon in a barely audible voice. “I’ve got so much to tell you but I don’t have much time… just listen.”
YooRi nodded. The tear was pouring out of her eyes so hard. She couldn’t believe what was happening in front of her….
“Do me a favor…. ”
“Sure! Anything you want! Everything you want….”
“Please… forgive JiWonee hyung…. he’s had a rough life. He’s done so much for me. He fed me when I was starving, he clothed me… he provided me a shelter…. and gave me friendship…”
“All he taught you was how to kill and steal!!”
“No… he taught me how to survive in this world. If it weren’t for him……and I didn’t even pay him back.”
“You are paying back w/ your life!” exclaimed YooRi. SuWon smiled weakly.
“I think he’s had a heart attack… I didn’t shoot him….”
YooRi quickly looked over to JiWon. He was lying on the ground as if he was dead.
SuWon coughed several times, each time with so much pain. He then touched YooRi’s face with his bloody hands. He looked deep into her eyes, the eyes he’ll never get to see again.
“Noona…. remember a long, long time ago when I promised you that I’d protect you forever…..?”
“Yes..” whispered YooRi. SuWon drew her face closer to him, with the last strength he had left in him. He then weakly whispered to her.
“I can’t keep that promise anymore………”
He dropped his hand, leaving a mark of blood on her face.
“SuWon—- SuWon???” cried YooRi. But she knew he would never be back to her.
She remained dead silent next to SuWon’s corpse for a long time. She couldn’t even cry. Her heart was broken into million, billion, trillion pieces and she couldn’t even cry. And it pained her because she couldn’t.
She slowly got up and walked towards the nearest payphone. She picked up the receiver and dialed. She monotonously said, “I’m calling for an ambulance…… someone’s had a heart attack….”
It was the first Wednesday after SuWon left. She was planning to visit JiWon at the hospital. The doctors told her that unless a miracle happened, he wouldn’t live much longer…. the hole in his heart had grown bigger and it was too late to close it in. He was on a life support as of this moment.
When she was done getting ready, she opened her apartment door without much concern.
When she did, she stood there, frozen like ice. Her eyes filled with tears soon after.
The rose wasn’t there.
No one remembered what day it was today. It was like every other day, with my parents buried in their newspapers at the breakfast table, each in their own little worlds. They didnt say anything to me as they both left for work.
Jiyong called to make sure I was coming over later. He wanted me to see the new car that his father had bought him for his birthday, which was two weeks ago. No one ever forgot about him no, not Mr. Rich and Popular. Everyone at school had turned up for his big bash, overshadowing anything I ever had or ever would.
Okay, so I was slightly bitter. Was it asking too much that I get the spotlight one day a year? Just because I was on the quiet side didnt mean that I was invisible, did it? I was tired of always being in the background, taken for granted.
I didnt go over to Jiyongs. I went to a bar instead, and got drunk. There, I propositioned a male prostitute.
I usually dont do guys, he said matter-of-factly.
Usually? I repeated.
Yeah, well, if the price is right He shrugged, leaning back on the vinyl seat.
I took out of my pocket the money I had withdrawn from the bank earlier on. It was the money I had been saving towards a car. Nothing new and fancy, like Jiyongs without a doubt was, but my daddy wasnt a rich businessman who was going to hand me everything on a silver platter.
He eyed the money, hesitating for the briefest moment before taking it. After all, he was in the business for profit, not pleasure. I gulped down the last of my drink before getting up.
I had trouble focusing my eyes and stumbled over my own feet. His arms went around me, steadying me.
You must have a lot to be sorrowful for today, he commented dryly, leading me out.
Yeah, I do, I slurred. Its my birthday.
We went to a hotel at his direction. He told me his name was Jaejin. I told him mine was Jiyong.
He was very good at his job. I watched as he did a strip-tease for me, moving his muscular body erotically to the music that flowed from the stereo. He stripped down to his boxers, but didnt take them off. He knelt in front of me instead, pulling down my pants to give me a blowjob.
After he was done, I zipped up my pants and got ready to leave. With his rates, that was all I could afford.
Wait, he called after me, making me pause.
I lifted my eyebrows at him, waiting.
Since its your birthday, how about a freebie?
Surprised, but not unwilling, I returned to him. I had no sexual experience, but he had enough for the both of us. It was pure ecstasy as he expertly touched me in the right spots and made me feel unimaginably good. No wonder he charged so much he really knew what he was doing.
I woke up at the crack of dawn the next morning, my head aching and my body sore. I picked up my clothes from the floor and dressed quickly, planning to leave before he awoke. But spotting his wallet, I was overcome by curiosity. I flipped it open, searching for his drivers license.
Huh what do you know his name really was Jaejin. Why he would tell me his real name was a complete mystery. He was only a year older than me, too a fact which shocked me. It was hard to believe that such a young person could seem so mature and independent.
Thoughtfully, I snapped the wallet back shut and placed it on the nightstand. Then, I stood there, just drinking in his sleeping figure, wanting to remember every detail. He was smiling slightly as he rolled over and hugged the spot where I had laid just minutes before. He looked so pure and innocent like that untouched by the world.
What drove him to sell his body for money? He was worth more than that. I felt slightly ashamed at how spoiled I had been acting about a forgotten birthday, when my life was pretty good in most other aspects. It was funny the lessons you learned in life they came from the strangest sources.
Here was a complete stranger who would be considered dirty or amoral by the decent people. But he saw another human being in pain and made me feel better, asking for nothing in return. He could have let me go without any qualms to his conscience, but he didnt. Its hard to find altruism like that in this world, where everyone is too busy taking care of his own needs.
He had no idea of the impact he had on me.
I leaned over and breathed in his sweet scent, closing my eyes. I felt warmth radiating from him as he continued to sleep, so peaceful and calm. Smiling, I moved closer until I was nuzzling his baby-soft skin with my own cheek.
Thank you, Lee Jaejin, I whispered, stroking his dark hair. Youve made this the best birthday ever.
I kissed him lightly, careful not to wake him, then left. I staggered home and was trying unsuccessfully to unlock my door when it flung open on its own.
Where were you, Suwon? I was worried sick. I brushed past Jiyong without a word and headed straight for bed. He followed me, sitting on the edge of my bed.
You were gone all night! And without telling anyone! he continued. I took a closer look at him. His eyes were bloodshot and he did look fatigued.
Sorry, Jiyong, I yawned, relenting. I just needed some time for myself.
You were supposed to come over, he accused, folding his arms across his chest.
Ill see your car some other time. Just go away, I mumbled. I still had a hangover, and all I wanted to do was sleep it off.
I dont care about that, you dummy. I had a surprise birthday party planned for you!
Yes I did you really think I would forget about your birthday? Chi and I even hired a stripper for you, too, he said excitedly.
Mustve been real fun.
You could show a bit more enthusiasm. She was pretty hot.
Im sure she was.
You wouldve had the best time. That is, if you had just come, he griped, rapidly switching between eagerness and whining. I smiled to myself, recalling my own night.
I bought all of your favorite food, including that cake you like with the miniature fruits. I had to drive two hours to get that. And I blew up so many balloons, I thought I was going to die from asphyxiation. Hey, you missed Jaeduk hyung break-dancing with his Quiksilver group. It was so cool. Oh, and Jiwon and Sunghoon got into yet another argument about who was more of the lady-killer, he chattered on, filling me in.
And Jiwon got so mad when the girl they both hit on chose Sunghoon that he picked him up and chucked him into the pool. Then, he realized that he had lent Sunghoon his silk shirt, which was ruined by the water. That was pretty funny. And then hey, Suwon Jiyong noticed how quiet I was and shook me slightly.
Suwon, are you listening to me?
I didnt answer. I was already half-way to dreamland.
It was the first day at the high school and all the upper classmen were parking their cars and walking into the school. Some were hanging out at the parking lot and talking about their summer break and how much fun they had. Some were quickly going into the school and finding out what classes they had. SuWon and JiYong were coming out of JiYong’s jet black car and getting ready to go into the school. SuWon tightly held on to the straps of his backpack as he took a deep breath of the fresh September air. SuWon and JiYong were friends in the high school. SuWon followed JiYong into the school and suddenly paused as he saw a familar silver car pull up into it’s parking lot. JiYong turned around and noticed it too. SuWon just stood there watching as his long-time crush came out of the passenger seat of the car.
“Oh….it’s EunJin again..isn’t it??” asked JiYong as he watched beside SuWon. SuWon slowly nodded and sighed. JiYong smiled, “Why won’t you ask her out??” SuWon shook his head, “I can’t….she’s just too popular and too good for me…”
“It’s only the first day of school~! Try getting to know her this year and if she’s not the one, go check out the other girls…there’s plently of them this year~! Including the lower classgirls….hehe~!” winked JiYong. Then suddenly, a tall, tan guy came out of the driver’s seat of the silver car. He checked himself out on the window as it showed his reflection. Then he turn towards EunJin.
“EunJin….c’mon….” said JiWon, EunJin’s older and protective bro. He walked up to EunJin and both walked into the school together. JiYong and SuWon quickly looked away as JiWon and EunJin walked past them and walked into the school. Everyone knew who JiWon was. He was espeically popular among the lower classmen girls. He was tall, handsome, tan, strong, tough and very protective over his little sister EunJin. SuWon’s shyness around EunJin wasn’t the only thing that kept him away from EunJin, it was her older bro JiWon too. She never got a chance to go out on a real date with a guy and the guys that try to ask her out in the past, get tested by JiWon.
“C’mon…let’s go inside….” said JiYong as he placed his hand on SuWon’s shoulder and both walked into the school.
SuWon and JiYong were at their lockers and looking at their schedules and organizing their locker, which they had since Freshmen. JiYong was smiling and saying hi to his friends and other students, espiecally the girls. SuWon just concetrated on his schedule and was busy with his locker. Suddenly, SuWon felt a hand slam on his shoulders. His made SuWon jump up and drop all his notebooks.
“Hahaha~! Sorry man~!” laughed SungHoon who was the one that scared SuWon. SuWon sighed and started to pick up his books. SungHoon giggled and then turned towards JiYong, “Hey JiYong..how was your summer??” JiYong smiled, “Alright…went to Korea and hung out at the city…you know, the usual~!” SungHoon nodded, “I see…” and then turned down to SuWon who was picking up his notebooks,
“So what did you do this summer??” SuWon looked up at SungHoon, “Just hung out…” SungHoon bend down, “What do you mean hung out?”
“Hey man, stop tesing him,” said JiYong as he helped SuWon with his notebooks and handed it to him as SuWon stood up. SungHoon smiled, “Just asking…” Then EunJin walked down the hall and SungHoon and SuWon paused and stared at her.
“Damn….she’s getting prettier and prettier every year….” said SungHoon. SuWon nodded in agreement. JiYong laughed, “SungHoon….you came to this school last year~!”
“So? Well, my goal this year is to get to know the beautiful EunJin…” smiled SungHoon as he stared at EunJin while she was opening her locker.
“Good luck~! Try getting pass him….” said JiYong as he quickly pointed to JiWon hanging out at the water fountain with his friend and follower, JaeDuc.
“I’ll handle him…” said SungHoon as he walked towards EunJin.
“I can’t watch….” said JiYong as he turned his face. SuWon just watched and wanted to see what happened. SungHoon walked to EunJin and smiled but before SungHoon could say hi and get EunJin’s attention, JiWon and JaeDuc came right in front of him.
“Hi….what’s your name??” asked JiWon. SungHoon just stood there unable to speak, “Ummm…SungHoON~!” JiWon and JaeDuc smiled at each other as they heard SungHoon’s voice squeak as he said his name.
“So where you going??” asked JaeDuc. SungHoon looked around and felt sweat coming on his forehead.
“Oppa….what’s going on??” asked a voice from behind JiWon and JaeDuc. JaeDuc and JiWon stepped aside and smiled at EunJin. SungHoon sighed and looked at EunJin. EunJin smiled, “Is my oppa causing any trouble??” SungHoon looked at JiWon who gave a cold look at SungHoon, “No…no trouble at all~!” EunJin turned to face her brother who was smiling at EunJin.
“Good….you’re SungHoon….rite??” asked EunJin. SungHoon smiled and nodded, “Yeah…and you’re EunJin.” EunJin smiled and nodded. JiWon and JaeDuc stayed close behind EunJin and listening to their little chat.
“Well, I’ll see you around…okay, SungHoon?? Nice to meet you~!” said EunJin as she walked away. SungHoon smiled and waved, “Okay~! Nice to meet you too~!” and watched EunJin walk away. Then suddenly, JiWon placed his arm around SungHoon and putting all his weight on SungHoon’s shoulder.
“Just one rule, SungHoon….don’t hurt her….hurt her, you get hurt ten times as much….” explained JiWon.
“Yeah~! Ten times as much~!” repeated JaeDuc. SungHoon quickly nodded and ran away as JiWon let go.
SuWon watched everything and so did JiYong. SungHoon quickly ran to JiYong and SuWon.
“Whoa…you survived~!” said JiYong. SungHoon smiled, “I think this is going to be a great year….” and walked away to class. SuWon just stood there staring down at the floor. JiYong noitced and sighed, “I’m sorry man…I guess I don’t understand how much you like her….” SuWon sighed, “Whatever…”
“SuWon….how long have you had this crush on EunJin??” asked JiYong. SuWon smiled, “Since 2nd grade….I can remember the first time I saw her like yesterday….I was sitting across from her and I was always way too shy. She was so cute….and very popular among the girls in the classroom….”
“Damn….that’s a long time…” said JiYong. SuWon nodded, “Yeah….I know…but I love her so much…” JiYong’s eyebrow went up, “Love?? Whoa there….are you sure??” SuWon sadly nodded and walked away. JiYong watched SuWon walk away sadly and felt really bad for him.
“Man….SuWon, I never knew you felt so strong towards EunJin….I’ll help you….” said JiYong to himself as he walked to catch up with SuWon.
EunJin sat at the lunch table the next day, JiWon didn’t have the same lunch shift but JaeDuc did and sat with EunJin. Eunjin sighed as JaeDuc smiled at her and sat next to her.
“Hey EunJin….” said JaeDuc. EunJin smiled, “Hey JaeDuc….” EunJin slowly ate her food and thought sadly. She was tired of her oppa being so protective. They never argued once and he never ever yelled at her. They got along so well and he treated her like a princess but it seemed as if EunJin was being punished somehow by her oppa.
“Hey EunJin~! I didn’t see you all day~!” said a familar voice from behind. EunJin turned around and smiled as she walked up to her best friend JaeJin and hugged him. JaeDuc knew JaeJin too and said hi. JaeJin’s family were really close friends with EunJin’s and JiWon’s so JiWon didn’t have any trouble with JaeJin being with EunJin. Everyone that knew JaeJin loved him as a family and friend.
“How was your summer??” asked EunJin.
“Okay….I had fun…until I had to go to Korea with my family…had to stick with them the whole time….” explained JaeJin. EunJin nodded, “That’s too bad….I had worse…” JaeJin sat down next to EunJin, “What do you mean??” EunJin didn’t answer and looked at JaeDuc quickly and sighed. JaeJin knew and stood up,
“C’mon….wanna walk around??” EunJin knew his idea and smiled, “Sure….”
“I’ll take care of her, JaeDuc….” said JaeJin as he walked away with EunJin. When EunJin and JaeJin got far away from JaeDuc, JaeJin faced EunJin, “What’s wrong?? You look gloomy…” EunJin sighed sadly, “It’s JiWon oppa…..”
“Oh….” said JaeJin. He knew about the over-protective thing.
“Oppa has been so protective that it’s driving my crazy~! I never went on a date alone with a guy~! He always has to be right there when I’m talking to a guy…uhhggg~!” explained EunJin. JaeJin nodded, “I see….but you have to understand JiWon, he’s your older brother….”
“I know…but this has gone way far…” said EunJin.
A couple of yards away from JaeJin and EunJin, SungHoon was sitting at his lunch table with SuWon and a couple friends. SungHoon saw EunJin and JaeJin.
“Hey, is she going out with JaeJin??” asked SungHoon. SuWon sighed, “No….they’re best friends….didn’t you know that last year??” SungHoon shook his head, “No…well, I’m gonna say hi…” SungHoon walked up to EunJin and JaeJin. JaeJin saw SungHoon and smiled at EunJin. EunJin noticed, “What??” and turned around.
“Hey EunJin~!” smiled SungHoon. EunJin smiled and waved, “Hey SungHoon~!”
SuWon watched SungHoon talking to EunJin and JaeJin. He was so jealous of SungHoon. He only knew her since last year and is talking with her while SuWon never talked to EunJin and knew her since 2nd grade. JiYong came running to the lunch table and sat with SuWon.
“Hey SuWon….” said JiYong as he was out of breath.
“JiYong…you don’t have this lunch shift…what are you doing here??” asked SuWon.
“Made a deal with the gym teacher on letting me skip the class for today and come to the cafeteria….” explained JiYong.
“Lemme guess…you ran a lap around the track….” said SuWon. JiYong shook his head, “No….even worse…but that doesn’t matter….I’m here for a reason~!” SuWon looked at JiYong, “What reason??”
“Well, I see that SungHoon is talking with EunJin,” pointed JiYong. SuWon nodded sadly, “Well…yeah whatever….”
“Well?? Well, I have an idea…you wanna get to know EunJin and talk to her….rite??” said JiYong. SuWon nodded, “Yeah…of course~!” JiYong continued, “And you want SungHoon out of the way cause he likes EunJin too…..” SuWon nodded, “Yeah….go on~!”
“Well, I figured that you have to quit being shy and go up to EunJin and talk to her~! But make sure JaeJin is with her…not JaeDuc or JiWon and-” said JiYong but SuWon interupted him, “No…I can’t do that~! You know me…I’m way too shy~! No….forget about that~!”
“Well, what other way is there to get to know EunJin??” asked JiYong. SuWon sat there and thought to himself. He looked around and saw SungHoon still talking to EunJin. Then he turned and saw JiYong saying hi to some of the girls that walked past.
“I got it~!” said SuWon as he snapped. JiYong looked at SuWon, “What??” SuWon sighed, “Well, I hope this will work but JiYong, you’re not shy…you’re good with talking to girls and getting to know them….so my idea is that I want you to get to know EunJin and be friends with her…then you introduce me and help me get to know her…connections~!” JiYong looked at SuWon, “You’re kidding…..rite??” SuWon sighed, “You’re right…..this won’t work…”
“No….no…SuWon, I’d do it and I love to be friends with EunJin but I never tried because of JiWon…you know….over-protective~!” explained JiYong. SuWon thought for a while and thought of all the things he knew about what JiWon looked for in a guy for EunJin.
“There’s only one way….” said SuWon.
“What??” asked JiYong.
“You have to make EunJin really happy and do something really nice…..or you’ll have to save her life somehow….” explained SuWon. JiYong sighed, “Alright….I’ll do it….for you, SuWon. Anything it take you to get EunJin….”
JiYong sat behind EunJin in History class and tried to get her attention. JiYong looked at EunJin and thought on how he should get her attention. But before JiYong can figure out something, the bell rang and the class was over.
“What??” said JiYong to himself as he took his books and walked out of the classroom. JiYong tried to follow EunJin but the crowd was so big and he lost sight of her, “Damn….” JiYong kept walking down the hall and went to the water fountain to get a drink. As he placed his head down, EunJin’s head bumped into his.
“Ouch~!” said JiYong as he rubbed his forehead and gasped as he saw EunJin rubbing her forehead.
“I’m so sorry…” said EunJin. JiYong smiled, “No….I’m sorry…here…you can drink first….” EunJin thanked JiYong and took a drink but while EunJin was drinking, someone ran into EunJin and knocked her over. JiYong caught EunJin before hitting the ground.
“Whoa…..are you okay??” asked JiYong. EunJin nodded, “Yeah….thanks for catching me…” JiYong smiled, “No problem~!”
“Hey you~!!” said a voice behind JiYong. EunJin sighed, “Great….here comes oppa and his sidekick Duck~!” JiYong gasped and quickly helped EunJin up and was about to walk away but he felt a strong hand grabbing his shoulder.
“Oppa…leave him alone..please…” said EunJin. JiWon looked at JiYong and then at EunJin, “He’s not hurting you or anything??” EunJin shook her head, “No…he caught me when this person knocked me down by accident…” JiWon let go of JiYong, “Oh okay….” EunJin sighed and smiled at JiYong, “So….you’re JiYong….rite??” JiYong smiled and was surpirsed how she knew everyone’s name, “Yeah…and of course…you must be EunJin…” EunJin smiled and nodded, “Yeah…” JiYong saw in the corner of his eye JiWon and JaeDuc standing behind him and watching him like a hawk. JiYong took a deep breath.
“Can I walk to the next class with you??” JiYong quickly asked.
“Sure~!” smiled EunJin and started to walk with JiYong and JiWon and JaeDuc were about to follow. EunJin turned around, “Oppa….please…I’ll be fine…” JiWon sighed, “Alright…but make sure to tell me if he hurts you anyway…” EunJin smiled, “Don’t worry about it, oppa….” and kept on walking with JiYong.
“So….how was your summer??” asked EunJin.
“Went to Korea and hung out in the city….” explained JiYong. EunJin’s eyes widen, “Really?? Korea?? I wanted to visit during the summer but I was busy with other things…” JiYong nodded, “I see….so…I see that you know a friend named SungHoon??” EunJin nodded, “Ah yes….SungHoon….yeah, I talked with him a couple times…” JiYong nodded, “So you like him??” EunJin looked at JiYong and smiled, “Well, as I friend….he’s really not my type but yea….I like him..”
“I see….” nodded JiYong and then he saw SuWon at his locker, “EunJin….I want you to meet a friend of mine…” SuWon was putting his books in his locker and then felt a tap on his shoulder. He turned around and saw JiYong.
“Hey JiYong…” and then he saw EunJin standing next to him. SuWon’s heart skipped a beat and he felt his face grow hot.
“EunJin….this is my friend-” said JiYong but EunJin interupted him, “SuWon….yes, I know you….since elementary…” SuWon couldn’t breath and couldn’t talk. JiYong noticed how red SuWon looked and how nervous and excited he was. He tried to help SuWon relax, “Ummm…so EunJin…” he tried to think what to say.
“Yes??” smiled EunJin. JiYong quickly looked at SuWon who was looking away from EunJin and was bright red.
“Relax, SuWon….” whispered JiYong. SuWon couldn’t talk and all he did was shook his head. JiYong looked at EunJin who was looking around. He was afriad that she was getting tired of waiting.
“What do you want me to say??” whispered JiYong. SuWon took a deep breaths, “Ask her if she’s free this weekend, “quickly said SuWon. JiYong looked at him, “You sure??” SuWon quickly nodded. JiYong shugged, “Okay…” JiYong faced EunJin, “EunJin…” EunJin turned to JiYong and smiled, “Yeah??”
“Are you free….” said JiYong while glancing at SuWon who was motioning him to go on, “Are you free this…” EunJin interupted him, “Are you trying to ask me out??” JiYong eyes slightly widen and looked at SuWon and giving him a face saying ‘it’s suppose to be you to ask her out’ but SuWon motioned JiYong to say yes and go. JiYong didn’t know what to say.
“Oh….I’m late….” mumbled EunJin to herself. JiYong was being rushed and quickly said, “Yeah….” EunJin looked at JiYong, “Ummm..sure…I like to go out…this weekend??” JiYong didn’t know what to do and just nodded.
“Okay….great….I’ll see you guys around….bye,” said EunJin and walked away. When EunJin was out of sight, SuWon almost fainted, “Oh god…she’s so pretty up close~!”
“SuWon, you were suppose to ask her out~! Why me??” explained JiYong.
“JiYong….just get to know her more…please….I’m just too shy….I’m not ready….” explained SuWon. JiYong shook his head, “SuWon….what if she thinks I like her…huh??” SuWon sighed, “JiYong…please…just act like a friend towards her…I’m sure she’ll get the point…”
“Fine…but after this date….YOU have to ask her out….and tell her how you feel….okay??” said JiYong. SuWon nodded, “Fine…I will…but go this weekend and tell me what she’s like….”
JiYong stood in front of his mirror looking at himself. SuWon was sitting on the chair watching. Tonight was night that JiYong was going out with EunJin for SuWon.
“Are you sure you don’t want to go??” asked JiYong as he fixed his hair. SuWon shook his head, “I can’t….I might throw up on her or something because of nervousness….I can’t…” JiYong sighed, “Well, you have to talk to her someday~!”
“I will…but just go tonight…pleeze??” asked SuWon.
“Alright…..only tonight…” said JiYong. Then JiYong took his keys and got ready to leave. SuWon stood up and smiled, “Well, I hope you have fun…don’t try to have fun too much…” JiYong tried to smile, “Oh~! I’ll enjoy it….for you…” SuWon smiled, “Thanx man…..” JiYong smiled and left the house and into his car to pick up EunJin.
EunJin was looking at herself in her mirror and JiWon was standing at the doorway.
“So you’re going on a date with JiYong??” asked JiWon.
“Yup….and oppa….please don’t do anything stupid….” explained EunJin.
“I won’t…but what if he’s an asshole…” said JiWon. EunJin turned around facing JiWon and sighed, “Then it’s none of your business…I’m old enough to make my own deisions….”
JiWon nodded, “Alright…but I’m your older brother and I’m just worried about you….” EunJin walked up to JiWon, “I know…but I’m growing up, oppa….and if i’m in trouble…I’ll go to you…”
“Alright….but what about tonight…” said JiWon.
“Oppa….I’ll be fine….” smiled EunJin as she walked away and down the stairs. JiWon sighed and followed EunJin downstairs. Then the doorbell rang.
“Oh….I think it’s JiYong~!” said EunJin as she went to the door and opened it. JiYong smiled as he stood there, “Hey EunJin…” and then his smile faded away as he saw JiWon behind.
“Umm…hey JiWon….” mumbled JiYong nervously.
“Oppa…I’ll be fine…” said EunJin. JiWon smiled at EunJin with worried eyes and then looked at JiYong as if warning him not to hurt EunJin anyway. JiYong gulped and wanted to run away.
“Ummm…ready EunJin??” asked JiYong. EunJin smiled, “Yeah….let’s go…” and walked out with JiYong. JiWon watched EunJin and JiYong going into the car. He felt worried and loved his little sister a lot. He promised himself that if JiYong hurts EunJin once, JiYong will pay for it…
JiYong and EunJin were walking around the town and talking. JiYong tried to learn about EunJin as much as possible for SuWon. JiYong didn’t like EunJin like SuWon did. He only liked her as a friend. She is pretty but not my type, thought JiYong. EunJin in the other hand liked JiYong and thought he was a great guy. He was the first guy to ask her out and not run away from her oppa. EunJin and JiYong went into a cafe and sat down to talk. SungHoon was a couple tables away from them and saw EunJin and JiYong.
“What the hell?? Isn’t that JiYong and EunJin??” said SungHoon to himself as he saw them talking in a little table of their own.
“May be they’re on a date,” said one of SungHoon’s friends. SungHoon shook his head, “But how?? With her monster brother, how did JiYong get pass him??” No one answered. SungHoon shrugged, “Well, I’m going to take a little visit and say hello….” and stood up. He walked over to the table pretending to pass it and then faced EunJin and JiYong.
“EunJin~! What are you doing here??” smiled SungHoon pretending to be surpirsed. EunJin smiled, “Hey SungHoon….I’m hanging out with JiYong…” SungHoon looked at JiYong who tried to smile and waved, “Hey SungHoon…”
“Well, I hope you two have fun….gotta go…..bye~!” said SungHoon as he walked away. EunJin and JiYong waved. As SungHoon walked away, he thought about how JiYong got a date with EunJin. He planned to talk to him later. He didn’t know that JiYong liked EunJin too.
“Well, JiYong’s not gonna win this one…” mubmled SungHoon to himself as he glanced back at EunJin and JiYong who were busy talking.
After the whole date, JiYong drove EunJin to her house. EunJin had a great time and thanked JiYong. JiYong smiled, “No problem…I had a great time too…” JiYong drove up to EunJin’s driveway and stopped the car. Both got out of the car and walked up to EunJin’s door. JiYong and EunJin stood there silently.
“Well, good night….” said JiYong while looking away. EunJin smiled, “Good night, JiYong….” and slowly went up to JiYong to give him a kiss on a cheek. JiYong just stood there and didn’t see EunJin going up to him to give him a kiss on the cheek. He turned his head to see what EunJin was doing and suddenly felt his lips against EunJin’s. JiYong’s eyes widened but then closed when he felt the softness of her lips against his. But then he thought about SuWon. I can’t do this, thought JiYong. Both slowly pulled away from each other. EunJin was blushing and JiYong stood there.
“Umm….well, good night….” said EunJin as she walked into the house. JiYong stood there and waved, “Bye….” and watched EunJin enter the house. JiYong went back to his car and thought about what just happened.
“I kissed her…..no, she kissed me….that’s even worse~!” said JiYong to himself as he started his car. EunJin entered her house and found JiWon on the couch and on the phone.
“Hey I gotta go…talk to you later….” said JiWon and hung up. He went up to EunJin, “So how was it??” EunJin smiled, “We kissed…I’ve never been so happy in my life~!” JiWon just stared at EunJin, “Kissed??”
“Oh oppa…I’m happy~! Doesn’t that count??” explained EunJin as she went up to her room.
“Kissed??” repeated JiWon with a frown on his face.
SuWon and JiYong were hanging out at SuWon’s house and talked about the little date that JiYong had with EunJin. JiYong didn’t tell SuWon about the kiss…
“So…how did she look??” asked SuWon. JiYong sighed, “Fine…she looked fine….”
“So….what you guys talk about??” asked SuWon. JiYong shugged, “Just what kind of things she likes-” SuWon interupted him, “Did she talk about me??” JiYong looked at SuWon, “No….why would she??” SuWon shugged, “I dunno…you know…” JiYong sighed, “I’m sorry man…I had a nice time with her…now it’s your turn to ask her out….”
“I dunno, JiYong….I’m still a little nervous…” explained SuWon.
“SuWon…she’s a really nice girl…I’m sure she won’t turn you down~!” said JiYong.
“But her brother….” mumbled SuWon. JiYong sighed, “SuWon….I was scared of her brother too but he didn’t stop me from going on a date with her….”
“Becuse you’re brave~! I’m just a little wimp….” said SuWon. JiYong stood up and picked up the portable phone and tossed it on SuWon’s lap, “Call her….” SuWon quickly shook his head, “I-I can’t~!” JiYong sighed and took out a piece of paper from his wallet and gave it to SuWon, “Call her…” SuWon shook his head. JiYong felt frustrated. He didn’t go out with EunJin for no reason and didn’t kissed her for no reason. He didn’t want EunJin to feel attracted to him. He knew that EunJin was the one that kissed him.
“Call her,” demanded JiYong. SuWon still shook his head. JiYong took the phone and started to dial and quickly gave it to SuWon once he heard a ring. SuWon tried to pull away but JiYong held him back from running away and kept the phone up to his ear. SuWon heard a couple rings.
“She’s not home…” said SuWon as she tried to run away but then heard soemone answer,
“Hello??” SuWon gulped and took a deep breath, “Umm…hello….is…EunJin there??” JiYong smiled as he heard SuWon’s shaky voice and saw how red his face was. SuWon’s heart was beating fast and his stomach felt as if it was in knots.
“Yes this is EunJin…who’s this, please??” said EunJin. SuWon felt sweat from his forehead and gave a pleading face to JiYong to let him talk to her. JiYong shook his head no.
“Ummm…this is SuWoN~!” said SuWon with a squeaky voice at the end. JiYong couldn’t stop smiling. SuWon took deep breaths and knew he made a fool out of himself.
“Hey SuWon~! What’s up??” said EunJin.
“I-I’m fine….I-I was just wondering if you-you….wanna go out this…ummm…you know….just hang out??” said SuWon. JiYong started to giggle as he heard SuWon’s shaky and nervous voice.
“Sure….I like to go hang out sometime…” answered EunJin. SuWon’s heart beated fast as he heard that answer, “Oh-Oh…when?” SuWon heard EunJin giggle in the other line, “I dunno…whenever you want….is anybody else coming??”
“Yes…JiYong can come~!” quickly said SuWon who didn’t think and wanted his friend to be there. JiYong shook his head and whispered, “SuWon~! It’s only suppose to be you and EunJin~! A date~! Not a hanging out thing~!”
“Great~! What about tomarrow night??” asked EunJin.
“Yeah….okay…” said SuWon and said bye to EunJin. When he hung up the phone, JiYong was sitting there with his arms crossed.
“SuWon….why did you say I was going to come….wasn’t this suppose to be a date with you and EunJin??” said JiYong.
“JiYong….please be there~! What if I make a fool out of myself??” said SuWon. JiYong sighed and didn’t answer.
EunJin hung up the phone and smiled to herself as she layed on her bed and sighed. She couldn’t believe that JiYong kissed her on the lips. She was just going to give him a friendly kiss on the cheek but he turned around and kissed her on the lips. It was so nice, thought EunJin. Then tomarrow she was going to meet JiYong and his friend SuWon. She would love to get to know SuWon and see JiYong again.
“EunJin….” said a voice from the doorway. EunJin sat up and saw her brother at the doorway, “Yeah oppa??”
“JaeJin’s here….he’s downstairs eating away our food….just want to let you know…” smiled JiWon. EunJin walked out of her room and thanked her brother. JiWon noticed how happy EunJin has been since that date with JiYong. May be JiYong’s a nice kid….treated EunJin nicely, thought JiWon as he followed EunJin downstairs. EunJin found JaeJin eating fruit in the kitchen.
“Hey JaeJin~!” smiled EunJin and gave a hello hug. JaeJin was chewing and smiled, “Hey *munch* Eun *munch* Jin~!” EunJin giggled and saw down with JaeJin at the kitchen table. JaeJin swallowed and smiled, “So, what did you do during the weekend??” EunJin smiled, “Went out on a date….”
“With SungHoon??” asked JaeJin. EunJin shook her head, “No….JiYong….he asked me at school and I had to say yes…he was so nice~! I had a great night~!” JaeJin’s eyes went wide, “JiYong?? KoJiYong??” EunJin nodded, “Yeah….and…” EunJin went closer to JaeJin and whispered, “we kissed….” JaeJin looked at EunJin’s face and saw a big smile from ear to ear. He couldn’t believe that JiYong asked EunJin out. He knew JiYong and he always thought that EunJin wasn’t JiYong’s type and that his best friend SuWon had a crush on EunJin. Well, I guess things change, thought JaeJin as he continued eating.
SungHoon drove to EunJin’s driveway and noticed that JiWon was home and so was someone else. SungHoon took a deep breath and got out of the car and walked up to the door. He rang the doorbell and the door opened. JaeJin saw SungHoon.
“Hey SungHoon….one sec…..EunJin~!!” said JaeJin. EunJin came walking in and saw SungHoon. She smiled, “Hey SungHoon~! What are you doing here??” SungHoon had his hand behind his back and rocked back and forth, “You wanna go out and have lunch??” EunJin looked at JaeJin who was motioning her to go and then looked back at SungHoon, “Sure~!” SungHoon smiled as EunJin put her shoes on and walked out with SungHoon.
“JaeJin…..tell oppa that I went somewhere with a friend….and I’ll be fine…okay??” said EunJin. JaeJin smiled, “Okay….i will…”
SungHoon and EunJin went to get lunch in town and sat there talking to each other. They finally finshed and decided to walk around the town.
“That was so nice of you to buy me lunch….but I should pay you…” said EunJin as she got her money out from her bag. SungHoon shook his head, “No….I was happy to pay for you…”
“Are you sure??” asked EunJin. SungHoon held EunJin’s hand with the money and gently placed it back into the bag. EunJin smiled, “Thanks….you’re so nice….” SungHoon didn’t let go of EunJin’s hand as she put her money away. EunJin looked into SungHoon as he smiled and looked into her eyes. EunJin tried to looked away but SungHoon got closer and closer to her until their lips touched. EunJin gasped softly as she felt SungHoon’s lips against her’s. SungHoon felt the softness of EunJin’s lips and enjoyed it. EunJin slightly pulled away and was surpirsed by the kiss. I can’t do this….I feel like I’m betraying JiYong, thought EunJin. SungHoon saw EunJin’s worried face and offered her to take her home.
EunJin sat there on the couch and hugging a pillow. She couldn’t stop thinking about the kiss SungHoon gave to her. She touched her lips and couldn’t stop thinking. She knew SungHoon liked her but she didn’t feel the same and didn’t want to hurt SungHoon’s feelings. EunJin sighed, “What am I going to do??”
“Do what??” asked a voice from behind. EunJin turned around and saw JiWon standing there, “Oh nothing, oppa…” JiWon walked over to EunJin and sat down next to her, “Well, something is wrong from the look of your face…” EunJin smiled, “I’m fine oppa….really~!”
“Oh okay…but if anything’s bothering yo-” said JiWon but EunJin quickly interupted him, “Don’t worry, oppa….I’m fine…” JiWon smiled and placed his hand on top of EunJin’s head, “Alright….” and then walked away. EunJin looked at the clock and noticed that she had to get ready for JiYong and SuWon.
“Please~! Lemme come~!” said SungHoon as he sat there in front of JiYong and SuWon. SungHoon, JiYong and SuWon were at SuWon’s house and getting ready to pick up EunJin. SungHoon found out about it when he invited himself at SuWon’s and saw JiYong and SuWon getting ready to go somewhere.
“No~! You can’t~!” said JiYong.
“Why?? The reason I came here was that I was bored….why can’t I come with you guys?? I won’t cause trouble…” explained SungHoon. JiYong looked at SuWon, “So, what do you think?? Should we take him??” SuWon looked at SungHoon who was giving him a pleading face and puppy eyes. SuWon sighed,
“Fine…he could come…” JiYong looked at SuWon, “Why?? It’s suppose to be you to be with you-know-who…..”
“Don’t worry JiYong….I’m sure SungHoon will cause no trouble….rite??” said SuWon as he glanced at SungHoon. SungHoon quickly nodded and the three guys went into JiYong’s car.
SungHoon sat there in JiYong’s car and noticed that they weren’t driving towards the town. SungHoon stuck his head between the driver’s seat and passenger.
“Where we going??” asked SungHoon.
“To pick up EunJin….she’s coming….” explained JiYong.
“Oh…okay….” said SungHoon and sat back smiling a little. SuWon looked at the mirror and saw SungHoon smiling. They got to EunJin’s house and everyone got off the car. They walked up to the door and rang the doorbell. EunJin quickly opened the door and ran to JiYong’s car before the guys can say hi. The three guys exchanged glances and went back to JiYong’s car. EunJin sat in the passenger seat and motioned the guys to hurry up.
“Hurry up, guys~! My brother’s gonns kill me if he sees you guys~!” said EunJin. The guys hurried up and JiYong quickly drove the car out of the driveway. EunJin smiled at JiYong when they were back on the road. JiYong glanced at EunJin and smiled.
“So….how are you??” asked JiYong. EunJin smiled, “I’m fine….” SuWon and SungHoon looked at EunJin and sighed. They saw how pretty she looked and nice she was. EunJin smiled at JiYong and then looked back at the backseats.
“Hey SuWon….hey SungHoon~!” said EunJin. SungHoon smiled, “Hey EunJin….” EunJin tired to smile and then looked at SuWon who was blushing and smiling. EunJin smiled.
They got to town and hung out on the streets. The four talked but SuWon stayed quiet most of the time. SungHoon talked a lot with EunJin but JiYong tried to ruin that and tried to make SuWon and EunJin talk but so far, it wasn’t working. EunJin was so into talking to JiYong that he couldn’t think of a way to get SuWon into it. JiYong was walking beside EunJin wihle she was talking. SuWon and SungHoon walked behind.
“Isn’t she fine??” whispered SungHoon. SuWon looked at SungHoon and blushed, “Yeah…..of course….” SungHoon smiled, “You know….I kissed her…well, I mean we kissed….” SuWon’s smile faded away and looked away, “Oh I see….”
“Don’t worry SuWon~! You’ll find another girl~!” said SungHoon. SuWon didn’t want to listen. He didn’t want to believe that SungHoon and EunJin kissed. It wasn’t true. It can’t be true but SuWon couldn’t take that out of his mind and felt a little heart broken. JiYong was walking there and listening to EunJin. He quickly glanced back and saw SuWon looking down and SungHoon smiling at him. JiYong sighed and looked around the streets and found some pretty girls walking pass them.
“Anyway….I remember when my oppa,” said EunJin who was talking to JiYong but puased when JiYong was looking at the other girls that were walking pass by. He was waving at smiling at them. EunJin saw the girls giggle as JiYong smiled and said hi. EunJin quickly stopped talking and looked down. She felt a little betrayed and knew that JiYong didn’t felt the same what like how she feels towards him. She felt a little heart broken. SungHoon saw this and smiled as he saw JiYong smiling and looking at other girls while EunJin just walked and looking down.
“Great….” mumbled SungHoon to himself. The four stopped at a cafe and went inside to take a little break. They got a table and sat down. EunJin and SuWon were quiet and felt sad. JiYong didn’t know any of this.
“Well, I gotta call someone…I’ll be back….okay??” said JiYong but then he saw SungHoon about to talk to EunJin.
“SungHoon~!” called JiYong. SungHoon looked at him, “What??”
“Aren’t you suppose to order the drinks for us??” asked JiYong trying to get SuWon and EunJin alone.
“Why?? We can get waiters~!” said SungHoon. JiYong sighed and pulled SungHoon out of his seat and dragged him away.
“What?? Stop it, man~!” said SungHoon but JiYong didn’t listen and got him away from the table. EunJin and SuWon sat there alone and both were quiet. SuWon shyly looked up at EunJin who was looking down at the table. EunJin looked at SuWon and made eye contact but SuWon shyly gasped and looked away. This made EunJin smile.
“So SuWon….” said EunJin. SuWon looked up as his heart skipped a beat when he heard EunJin say his name, “Yeah??” EunJin smiled, “I haven’t talked to you for the longest time….we’ve known each other since 2nd grade…so..let’s talk~!” SuWon blushed and felt his stomach go into knots. He couldn’t talk and couldn’t get the words out. EunJin noticed his nervous face and his red face.
“SuWon……close your eyes….” said EunJin. SuWon nodded and slowly closed his eyes. Then he felt a softness around his hands. It was warm and soft as a silk. It made him relax and clam down. “Are you okay now??” asked EunJin. SuWon nodded, “Yeah….” and opened his eyes. He saw that EunJin was holding his hands and trying to make him comfortable. SuWon did feel comfortable and smiled at EunJin. Then suddenly, SungHoon came sliding and sat next to EunJin. SuWon’s smile faded away when he saw SungHoon putting his arm around EunJin.
“So what do you want to drink??” asked SungHoon. EunJin tried to smile, “It doesn’t matter….” then she saw JiYong standing at the other side of the cafe flirting with a girl. EunJin’s smile faded away and sighed, “Yeah….anything is fine….” SuWon saw EunJin’s sad face when she saw JiYong flirting with girls. He gasped softly and felt crushed. He knew now that EunJin liked JiYong.
SuWon and JiYong were in front of JiYong’s locker hanging out. SuWon didn’t talk to JiYong much and thought about that time when he saw EunJin’s sad face when she saw JiYong firting with other girls. JiYong finally noticed SuWon’s worried face.
“SuWon…..you haven’t talked the whole time….what’s wrong??” asked JiYong. SuWon cleared his thoat and took a deep breath, “JiYong…what did you and EunJin exactly do on your first date??”
“Nothing…..just hung out and talked….” lied JiYong. SuWon looked into JiYong’s eyes and knew he was lying. JiYong sighed, “You wanna know the truth?” SuWon nodded, “Tell me everything….” JiYong looked down and sighed, “Okay…..I don’t know how to explain this but we kissed….that’s all…..kissed….” SuWon sighed sadly, “Oh…..so you like her too…..huh?” JiYong shook his head, “No….that’s the worse part….she kissed me….” SuWon quickly looked up at JiYong, “Kissed you??” JiYong nodded sadly and didn’t want to hurt SuWon. SuWon looked away and felt heart broken and confused. He didn’t understand. EunJin kissed both JiYong and SungHoon.
“I guess I’m not her type….” said SuWon sadly. JiYong looked at SuWon and felt bad, “SuWon…..you liked her since 2nd grade….you have to go on….”
“I mean…” continued SuWon and ignoring what JiYong said, “she likes you and SungHoon…but not me…” JIYong’s eyebrow went up, “SungHoon??”
“Yeah….he told me he kissed her….” explained SuWon sadly.
“SuWon…EunJin told me that SungHoon wasn’t her type and only liked him as a friend….” explained JiYong. SuWon shook his head, “You know what?? I doesn’t matter now cause she likes you and only you….” Then SuWon walked away.
“SuWon~! Wait…..” but SuWon already left and JiYong stood there alone in front of his locker. SuWon kept on walking and felt his eyes go watery. He actually loved EunJin….since 2nd grade….the very first time he saw her was the most wonderful sight in the whole world to SuWon. SuWon wiped a tear form his cheek and didn’t want anyone to see him cry like a baby. But this wasn’t a baby thing….it was heart broken and confusion. SuWon went to his locker and turned to another hallway. He paused when he saw EunJin standing there with SungHoon and both were talking. SuWon looked away and kept walking.
“SuWon…..what’s wrong??” asked EunJin when she saw SuWon’s sad face. SuWon jsut kept on walking ignoring EunJin. “Leave him alone….he’ll be fine~!” said SungHoon. SuWon quickly looked at SungHoon and EunJin. EunJin gasped softly as he saw SuWon’s sad face and watery eyes. SungHoon also was surpirsed. Then SuWon looked away and kept on walking. “SuWon….” called out EunJin but SuWon already left. SungHoon looked down and felt bad. He really wanted to know what was wrong with SuWon.
At lunch, EunJin sat there with JaeJin and she just looked at her food. She didn’t feel hungry or anything. JaeJin got worried about EunJin. “EunJin…..eat…..what’s wrong??” asked JaeJin. EunJin sighed sadly, “I dunno….I feel all weird inside…..” “Weird?? Like what weird??” asked JaeJin. EunJin sighed, “I dunno….remember when I told you about me and JiYong?? Well, I thought he really liked me when he kissed me…but now I see him flirting with other girls and stuff….I really like him though but I don’t think he feels the same way…I feel sorta heart broken….even though we only went on one date….”
JaeJin sighed, “Oh EunJin….I’m sorry…” EunJin tried to smile, “It’s okay….and also, remember SungHoon??” JaeJin nodded and EunJin continued, “Well, he kissed me and now I know that he likes me but I only like him as a friend and nothing more…..but I don’t want to hurt his feelings and he’s making me confused…” JaeDuc was behind EunJin and JaeJin the whole time and heard the whole story about JiYong and SungHoon. He quickly got up and left the cafeteria to tell JiWon.
JiWon was walking down the hall with JaeDuc behind him. He was going towards the cafeteria and wanted a little talk with JiYong and SungHoon. EunJin and JaeJin saw JiWon and JaeDuc walking in and walking towards JiYong and SungHoon. “Oh shit…..I think JaeDuc heard you~!” said JaeJin.
“No….no~!” said EunJin as she walked up to JiWon and JaeDuc to stop them. JiWon grabbed JiYong and SungHoon, “You listen here….I heard you hurt my sister~!”
“What?? I-I didn’t~! What are you talking about??” said SungHoon with fear in his eyes. “You….you’re driving my sister crazy with your little tricks~!” said JiWon and then he turned to JiYong, “You broke my sister’s heart…” JIYong shook his head, “What?? What are you talking about??”
“Now you guys have to pay~!” said JaeDuc from behind. SuWon stood there and watched JiWon talking to JiYong and SungHoon. Threating them and telling them what they did. Then he saw EunJin coming through the crowd and trying to stop this nonsense. “Now…you have to pay…” said JiWon as he lifted up his knuckles, preparing to punch JiYong. “Stop~!!” screamed EunJin. Eveyone looked at EunJin who was standing there with a frustrated face, “Stop oppa~! Stop it right now~!!”
“They hurt-” said JiWon but EunJin interupted him, “I don’t want to hear that bullshit~!!” Everyone was shocked by the loud voice from EunJin. The EunJin who was always nice and innocent. “Oppa….let them go….now…..” said EunJin. JiWon let go of JiYong and SungHoon. EunJin had watery eyes now, “The person that hurt me the most was you, oppa…” JiWon looked down and felt guilty.
“I’m growing up….can’t you see?? I can handle myself now….I-I just want you to leave me alone….just-just stay away from me….Fine, you heard that I like JiYong and felt sad that he didn’t feel the same but you know what?? I can get over him….I’m old enough to make that decision…Also, I know you heard that SungHoon liked me more than a friend and I only like him as a friend and he was confusing me but I’m mature enought to tell him how I feel…Oppa….please….understand….” SungHoon looked down and felt a little sad that he finally found out that EunJin only liked him as a friend. JiYong felt a little bad about making EunJin sad and JiWon felt really guilty. He finally know that he was putting EunJin through hell.
“Oppa….I just want you to stay away….things are really bad now….and let me handle it…” said EunJin. “EunJin….you have to understand that I-I love you…..you’re my little sister….my blood….I can’t help it~!” expained JiWon. “Well, now you’ll have to help it…” said EunJin with a tear coming down her cheek. JiWon sighed, “EunJin…” “No….I don’t want to hear it…..” said EunJin and then she walked away. JiWon looked down at JiYong and SungHoon and then at all the people that were watching them.
“Fuck this….” said JiWon as he stormed out of the cafeteria. JiYong and SungHoon sat there on the floor where JiWon dropped them and they both felt bad. SuWon felt the worst. He was the one that made JiYong go out with EunJin, he was the one that didn’t tell SungHoon that he loved her, he was the one that was too shy to do anything since 2nd grade. 2nd grade~! It was all his fault.
EunJin sat on her bed crying. She was confused and frustrated. Everything was happening too fast. Way too fast. JiWon was downstairs and she hasn’t talked to him since that day where she finally told him how she really felt. JaeJin tired to comfort his best friend. He sat there with EunJin.
“Shhh…..don’t cry, EunJin….” said JaeJin as he hugged her and tried to comfort her. “I don’t know what’s going on…..I’m so confused….” said EunJin. “Well, EunJin….I think you’re going too fast….” explained JaeJin. EunJin looked up at JaeJin and wiped her tear away, “What do you mean??” “Well, you were actually going out with JiYong and SungHoon at pratically the same time…” explained JaeJin.
JaeJin did made a point and EunJin was actually going out with both guys. “May be….may be I need to take a break….take my time….” said EunJin. JaeJin nodded, “Yeah….I think that’s the best way….” EunJin smiled, “Thanks JaeJin….you’re a great pal…”
SuWon was sitting at his desk and thinking deeply. He didn’t talk with SungHoon or JiYong since that day at the cafeteria. SuWon took a deep breath. It was time for him to tell EunJin how he really felt about her.
The next day at school was a rainy day. EunJin still hasn’t talked to JiWon and he has been leaving her alone even though he drove her to school. EunJin felt a little guilty but also felt a little happy that JiWon is leaving her alone. JiWon and EunJin walked out of the school to go home. SuWon was standing near the door waiting for EunJin. He finally saw her coming out.
“EunJin??” said SuWon shyly. EunJin turned and saw SuWon standing in the rain, “SuWon….you’re getting wet….” SuWon smiled and blushed, “Ummm…..can I talk to you for a sec??” SuWon noticed that his voice was shaky.
“Sure….” said EunJin and looked back at her brother but JiWon just looked at her and left her alone. SuWon and EunJin walked a couple of feet away from JiWon. SuWon took a deep breath, “Ummm….EunJin??”
“Yeah??” said EunJin. SuWon’s heart started to beat fast as he saw EunJin’s face under the rain with her wet hair, “Umm….this is really hard for me to explain this….but….I-I was the one that ruined everything….” explained SuWon.
“What?? I don’t understand….” said EunJin. SuWon sighed and took another deep breath, “EunJin….I-I love you….I loved you ever since the first time I saw you…..2nd grade….when I saw you….I felt like I was in heaven….I couldn’t think of other girls except you….you were the only one in my mind for all these years….I’ve tried to tell you but I-I was too shy and a wimp….EunJin, I want to give you my whole world to you….and if I can’t…..I’ll die trying….” EunJin stood there shocked and speechless hearing the sweetest words coming out of a guy’s mouth. She felt her eyes get watery and looked at SuWon with his face smooth, cute skin wet and his short dark hair wet with each drop dripping through the dark strains. SuWon noticed EunJin’s eyes get watery even though it was rainy.
EunJin felt a tear coming down her cheek, “SuWon….this is going to be the hardest thing in the world….but…I-I can’t be with you…” SuWon felt a sharp pain in his heart and felt a lump in his thoat. He wanted to cry out and scream why but he stood there listening to EunJin. EunJin continued, “Things went by so fast….with JiYong and SungHoon….and now with my oppa….it’s too much SuWon….too much…..please understand….I need to take time for myself….” SuWon nodded slowly and watched EunJin run to her brother and into their silver car. SuWon felt tears coming down his cheek. All these years of loving only one girl and the only thing he gets back is a broken heart and tears filled with sadness. SuWon stood in the rain for a while and cried. Cried like a baby that lost his mother and in the middle of nowhere. But agian, this was no baby thing…it was a heart shredded into pieces.
EunJin sat in the passenger seat while JiWon drove. She was looking out into the rainy outside and felt tears coming down her cheek. She felt so bad for SuWon….but she felt nothing for SuWon….only gulit of hurting him.
SuWon sat at the cafe with SungHoon and JiYong. Both guys soon forgot about the EunJin thingy but they noticed SuWon’s gloomy personality. SuWon didn’t tell JiYong or SungHoon about EunJin rejecting him and breaking his heart. “SuWon…..anything wrong??” asked JiYong. SuWon only shook his head.
“C’mon man…..talk….you haven’t talk for a long time…I’m forgetting how you sound like now,” said SungHoon. SuWon just looked at SungHoon and looked away. JiYon got concerned, “SuWon….what’s wrong??” SuWon just ignored him and looked away. JiYong and SungHoon exchanged glances and didn’t understand.
“If it’s about the EunJin-” said SungHoon but SuWon quickly interputed, “No….” and that was the only thing he said. JiYong and SungHoon noticed SuWon’s soft and tired voice. Something was going on and they wanted to find out.
“Then…if it’s not about EunJin, then what is it??” asked JIYong. SuWon just stood up and walked out the door. He stood outside. JiYong and SungHoon followed him.
“SuWon…..what’s going on??” asked SungHoon. SuWon kept on walking away from SungHoon ad JiYong.
“What the hell’s wrong with him?” whispered SungHoon into JiYong’s ear. JiYong shugged, “I dunno…” The two guys went up to SuWon and tried to stop him. JiYong grabbed SuWon’s shoulder to stop him but SuWon just swung his arm to get him off. JiYong just stood there.
“What the hell’s wrong with you??” demanded JiYong. SuWon turned around, “None of your damn business….now leave me alone~!” JiYong and SungHoon stood there and watched SuWon walk away. They didn’t understand what was going on.
EunJin sat at her window in her room hugging her pillow tightly. She couldn’t sleep and couldn’t go to school. Sometimes she cried during the night because of all the things going on. She now actually missed her brother’s attention. She even started to hang out with JaeDuc at school but it was no use…it still didn’t get her close to her brother again. EunJin cried and cried, JiWon passed her room and saw her cry. He wanted to comfort her but she wanted him to leave her alone. If she really wants that, then fine….she will be left alone. JiWon sighed sadly as he watched his little sister cry. He didn’t know why she was crying. He didn’t understand a thing. JiWon sighed and slowly walked away. He went downstairs and sat on the couch. “Oh god, EunJin……wish I could fix all your problems…” mumbled JiWon to himself.
At school, EunJin sat there at her table with JaeJin and JaeDuc. She looked at her food and felt sick. She couldn’t eat this junk. JaeJin and JaeDuc looked at each other and got worried.
“EunJin….you haven’t eaten for a while….eat now…” said JaeJin EunJin just shook her head and turned away from the food. She looked at the other side of the cafeteria and saw SuWon staring down at the floor. From where she sat, EunJin can see bags under SuWon’s eyes and the sadness written all over his face and body. Then she saw JiYong and SungHoon eating and talking as if nothing happened. She sort of got angry at them and got upset that they didn’t care what was going on. But then again, may be they didn’t find out everything yet….may be they didn’t understand how hurt and stressed EunJin was. EunJin sighed sadly and put her head down on the table.
“EunJin….are you okay??” asked JaeDuc. EunJin shook her head, “No….I feel really sick….I’m going to the nurse….”
“Lemme come with you…” said JaeJin as he stood up and walked with EunJin and to the nurse. JaeJin and EunJin were walking down the hall and walking to the nurse. EunJin felt tired and all messed up inside. Her eye lids were getting heavy and she was seeing all blur.
“JaeJin….” she softly mumbled. JaeJin looked at EunJin and caught her as she lost her balance and tripped a little.
“Are you sure you can walk??” asked JaeJin. EunJin nodded and got back to her feet. She walked slowly down the hallway and still saw blur and her eyes couldn’t stay open. Then everything was dizzy. Side to side, up and down, everything spinning. EunJin felt so dizzy and tired that she fainted in the middle of the hallway.
“EunJin~!!” said JaeJin as he went beside EunJin who was laying there.
Everything was black. Black as night. EunJin could hear voice far away. Mumbles and whispers. EunJin slowly opened her eyes and saw her brother, JaeJin and JaeDuc.
“Where am I?” asked EunJin.
“At the hospital…” said her brother. That was actually the first time he talked to her since that day. EunJin looked around and found herself in the bed with a hospital gown, “What happened??”
“You fainted in the hallway at school..” explained JaeJin.
“You weren’t getting enough sleep and weren’t eating….” said JiWon. EunJin sighed. Her oppa was right. She was getting little sleep and refused to eat.
“Well, at least you got gifts~! Look~!” said JaeDuc as he pointed to the gifts on the table. EunJin smiled as she saw the little mountain of gifts and cards. She didn’t know so many people cared about her. Then, one of the gifts caught her attention. It was a dozen red rosees with a white little teddy bear holding a small, plastic dozen roses in the middle.
“I wanna look at that one…..the dozen roses…..” said EunJin JiWon walked over and picked it up, “There’s a card here but it’s sealed so I don’t know who’s it from….” EunJin took the roses and took the card. She opened the card and read it:
I hope you feel better soon. You may be surprise but it’s me, SuWon. I still feel heart broken but way inside the only thing I want in the world is you to be happy. Are you happy?? I hope you are because when you’re sad and gloomy, it crushes me to see you cry. EunJin, I may not be the best looking guy or the bravest but I will tell you one thing…..EunJin, if I had a flower for every time I thought and cared about you, I’d be walking in the garden forever. I’ll always love you even though you may not give that love back to me. I still think you’re the most beautiful and perfect girl in the whole entire univerise.
EunJin felt tears in her eyes as he finshed reading the letter. It was the sweetst thing in the world. She looked up at JiWon, JaeDuc and JaeJin.
“When can I get out of the hospital??” asked EunJin. SuWon walked through the streets of the town and sighed to himself as he thought about EunJin. He hoped that EunJin liked the get-well gift he sent her.
“SuWon~!” said a voice from behind. SuWon turned around and saw JiYong and SungHoon running to him.
“Hey, SuWon….where you going??” asked JiYong. SuWon shugged, “Visiting EunJin….”
“Oh…can we come??” asked SungHoon.
“Sure…whatever…” said SuWon. The three guys walked down the street and walked towards the hospital. SuWon tooka deep breath as he saw the hospital building across the street.
“Well, read to cross??” asked SungHoon as he looked left to right. SuWon led the way as JiYong and SungHoon followed him crossing the street. Suddenly, a truck came up from a corner and turned into the street where SuWon, JiYong and SungHoon was crossing.
“BEEP~!!!” SuWon, JIYong and SungHoon looked and saw the huge truck trying to stop but before they can scream and get out of the way, the truck driver was finally able stop but felt a rush of fear all over his body as he felt a bump in front of the truck.
“Oh god~!!!” screamed one of the guys.
EunJin was finally able to go back home after getting checked out by the doctor. JiWon smiled at EunJin and was glad she was okay. He placed his arm around EunJin’s shoulder.
“Wanna go and eat something??” asked JiWon.
“Sure…but I gotta see SuWon…” said EunJin as she took the gift from SuWon and walked out of her room. All of the sudden, a streacher came in the emergency room. Everything happened all at once. EunJin, JiWon, JaeJin and JaeDuc moved out of the way for the emergency. When the streacher past EunJin, she saw the patient. Those eyes looking up at her….those innocent eyes she recognized under the rain.
“Oh my god~!!!” she screamed as she dropped the gift from SuWon. JiWon looked at EunJin to see what was wrong but SungHoon and JiYong came running in with blood on their clothes. JiWon looked and saw the two guys, “What happened??” EunJin ran to the streacher but the doctors and nurses were wokring and didn’t let anyone inside the emgency room. EunJin placed her hand on the little window on the door and watched helplessly as the doctors and nurses tried to help SuWon. SungHoon and JiYong started to cry and explained everything to JiWon, JaeJin and JaeDuc.
“We were walking down the street when all of the sudden, a truck came up and it hit SuWon before it stopped…” explained SungHoon with tears streaming down his face.
“We tried to help him but there was blood everywhere….oh god…oh god…” explained JiYong as he paaced back and forth with tears coming down. All SuWon could see was the bright light in the emergency room and doctors and nurses everywhere. He felt sharp pains all over the body but he didn’t care…it was so painful that his body already got used to it. He felt his own blood and cried sliently to himself. He didn’t want to die. He was too young.
“Oh god…..” cried SuWon.
“It’s gonna be alright….” said one of the nurses who tried to comfort SuWon. The doctors and nurses were able to get SuWon in stable condition but he was placed in intensive care. EunJin, JiWon, JaeJin, JaeDuc, JiYong and SungHoon decided to visit him. As they walked in, they found SuWon laying on the bed with tubes up his nose and needles stuck in his arms to give him blood and fluid. EunJin couldn’t stop her tears as they ran down her cheeks. She held SuWon’s hand tight.
“SuWon….SuWon, it’s me…..EunJin…..” said EunJin. SuWon slowly opened his eyes and saw EunJin with JiYong, SungHoon, JiYong, JaeJin and JaeDuc behind her. EunJin placed SuWon’s hand up to her cheek, “Oh SuWon….I’m so sorry…..” SuWon touched EunJin’s face as she held his hand and slowly SuWon touched her tears and tried to wipe them away. EunJin bend down and went up to SuWon.
“Oh SuWon…..I-I don’t know how to explain this but that letter you sent me….it was so beautiful….so sweet….It finally solved my problems….” explained EunJin. SuWon looked at EunJin wating for an answer.
“It made me realize that I love you, SuWon…..I love you so much….” cried EunJin. SuWon smiled and touched EunJin’s cheek. EunJin closeed her eyes and felt SuWon’s soft hands against her cheek. Then SuWon tried to get closer to EunJin but EunJin held him back.
“Don’t move SuWon…..” said EunJin but she knew what SuWon wanted. She went closer to SuWon until their lips touched. SuWon felt her lips soft like silk but gentle like an angel’s wing. EunJin felt this strong feeling going through her body as he kissed SuWon. At the same time, SuWon and EunJin remembered everything that happened in the past. The first time SuWon saw EunJin in 2nd grade. She was sitting across from him and he felt like he was in heaven when he first saw her. EunJin remember his shy face and how it always blushed. As they gently pulled away, SuWon breath deeply and he felt tears coming down his cheek. Something was going on.
“What’s happening~!!” said EunJin as he held JiWon’s hand.
“I’ll get the doctor, ” said JiYong as he ran out the door. SuWon couldn’t breath and felt weak. The doctor and nurses started to come into the room. EunJin ran up to SuWon’s bedside.
“I-I love you, EunJin…..I’ll be waiting for you in heaven….” weakly mumbled SuWon. EunJin shook her head, “No…no…you’re not leaving……” SuWon weakly nodded and whispered, “I love you….” then all he saw was black.
“Nooooo~!” screamed EunJin, “I love you~!!” but JiWon pulled her away as the doctors and nurses tried to get SuWon back to life…..
EunJin stood on top of the hill staring into the lake at the bottom. EunJin sighed and tooka deep breath of the fresh morning air. JiWon slowly walked up behind EunJin and placed his hand on her shoulder.
“Are you okay??” asked JiWon. EunJin nodded, “I guess…” JiWon and EunJin both walked back to the car. JiWon sat on the driver’s seat and smiled at EunJin who was smiling at JiWon.
“So….you wanna go now??” asked JiWon. EunJin smiled, “Yea….” JiWon drove up to a driveway and EunJin quickly got out of the car and walked up to the door. She quickly opened door and smiled as she walked up to JiYong and SungHoon.
“Hey EunJin…..how are you??” asked JiYong. EunJin smiled, ” Fine….”
“Good~!” smiled SungHoon.
“EunJin…” said a voice behind EunJin. EunJin recognized the voice and smiled as she turned around and went up to JaeJin and hugged him.
“Hey EunJin….” smiled JaeJin. Then JaeDuc came up behind JaeJin and waved to EunJin, “Hey EunJin~!” EunJin smiled and greeted everyone.
“EunJin….” said a familar voice. EunJin turned around and saw SuWon smiling at her. She went up to SuWon and placed her arms around his neck.
“Hey…..how are you??” asked SuWon as he leaned on his crutches. EunJin smiled, “Fine….but now I’m great after seeing you~!” SuWon blushed and smiled shyly. EunJin smiled and went up to SuWon and gently placed her lips against SuWon’s. SuWon felt warm chills as he felt the softness of EunJin’s lips. They slowly pulled away and SuWon looked into EunJin’s eyes.
“I love you, EunJin….” smiled SuWon. EunJin blushed shyly, “I love you too SuWon….” Then they slowly went closer to each other again and kissed.
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