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I Miss You: Episode 11 Recap

I Miss You: Episode 11 Recap

Justice?

Because we still live in the society that tells girls “Don’t get raped.” Instead of teaching men “Don’t rape.”

The belittlement and injustice are what drive many victims to take matters to their own hands whether it be ending their attackers’ life or their own life.

This is yet another realistic approach from the writer. Though I know it’s a melodrama but I’m starting to feel weary with the heaviness of it.

We opened up with the unconscious Jungwoo lying on the floor as the cleaning lady grabbed his phone. There were text messages from his partner warning him about the ajumma… but it’s a little bit too late now. The texts revealed that her daughter, Choi Bora, was raped and later committed suicide.

The police station was also chaotic. Everybody was running around, searching for Jungwoo. Ah Reum was crying like a lost baby for her oppa. The team leader also sent police to Eunjoo’s house for investigation.

The police followed the track from Jungwoo’s phone to the dumpster and they heard his Magic Castle ringtone. The team leader finally found the phone with “My daughter is dead.” written on it in red. Detective Joo searched for his partner hysterically

Jungwoo woke up to find himself all tied up with the familiar red rope and black duct tape. The cleaning lady came in and told him he should have waited a few more days so she can finish her job and disappear. She told Jungwoo that he is luckier than her coz Sooyeon is still alive while her little girl is dead. She had a bottle of pills with her… it appeared that she’s going to overdose him with drugs. When she pulled the tape of his mouth, Jungwoo begged to hear Sooyeon’s voice one more time and the lady agreed.

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Cut to Harry who’s still standing in front of Joy’s room. Joy was covering her ears to block the angry voice of him. Her phone rang (Why is her ringtone no longer Magic Castle? Isn’t it just last episode that it is?) at first there was only heavy breathing and Joy obviously thought it was a prank call but then Jungwoo talked. The intoxicated Jungwoo was still clever enough to hint Sooyeon of his whereabout using their flickering light to indicate and he also told her he missed her. I was surprised he didn’t use this opportunity to apologize or confess to her considering he might have died regardless of Joy admitted she’s Sooyeon or not. He passed out after the call. She tried to call back but no vian. So she called his number and of course Joo picked it up.

Joy told him she got a call from Jungwoo and he told her that Jungwoo was following Kang Sang Deuk’s murderer. Harry burst in (He has a key?) and tried to snatch the phone from her but she won’t let him. She told Joo about what Jungwoo said with an unlit street lamp and 15 steps. So the searching began.

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Harry was upset with Joy’s reaction. She remembered her past and was worried sick for Jungwoo and this made him jealous. Seeing her distress, he eventually told her they should go together. He ended up saying she’s no longer a helpless 15-year-old anymore. This is what I like about Harry. The subtleness.

Next, Director Nam was reporting to Han Tae Joon about Harry’s bio. Since he’s a double agent, Nam claimed he found nothing suspicious about Harry. But the young Secretary Yoon showed up with more detailed information. Now I wonder… did Nurse Jung and Hyung Joon come up with fake background details just in case or is this trusted secretary also a spy of Harry’s? Chairman Han was not pleased with Nam and told him to GTFO. But before he left, he saw Yoon gave Chairman an electronic drive of Company’s financial records.

We heard Ah Reum’s cry outside the office. She asked her dad to look for Jungwoo but was rejected and scolded at. Though appearing to be unaffected, Taejoon seemed to worry about his disowned son nonetheless.

The police were flocking in the neighborhood, they found the unconscious Jungwoo. So the lady didn’t kill him (Or maybe he was fortunately found before he’s dead.) she also left Bo Ra’s suicide note with him. Harry and Joy arrived as Jungwoo was carried into the ambulance.

Harry stopped Joy from going out and told her to hold back. He’s also holding back himself. Harry looked both pissed off and fed up at this point. I feel you, bro. but you’re still scary Harry.

Though he told her not to, Joy came out of the car anyway and you could see Harry was very very furious to see her worry over another guy.

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At the hospital, Joy was waiting in front of Jungwoo’s room. She hesitated to go in but eventually did. At first she was confused to see the empty bed but Jungwoo came out of the bathroom with his shirt up, showing off his toned body. Joy gasped in shock and was going to leave but Joo Jung Myung opened the door and he also cried like a girl when he saw Jungwoo semi-naked. And he asked the question all audiences would probably said yes.

“Should I not come in just now?”

Yes, Detective Joo. Yes, you came in too early.

Cutest Scene Ever

Cutest Scene Ever

When Jungwoo nudged him, Joo hugged Jungwoo tightly. The bromance made Joy laugh and a faint smile crept up on his face. And of course, Harry had to come in at that moment. He wanted to have a word with Jungwoo.

Harry must realize Joy is slipping away and he decided to go threatening Jungwoo instead. He told Jungwoo that instead of giving him reasons why Joy is not Sooyeon, he’s going to find Sooyeon for him. But what if Sooyeon doesn’t want to come back because she doesn’t want to see Jungwoo? Jungwoo said he still wanted to see her nonetheless. He wanted to ask Sooyeon if she didn’t want to come back herself or if it’s because of Harry. Oh, I love when men banter.

Harry pressed him more by saying that he’s unlike Jungwoo who throws something away when he doesn’t want it and pick it back up when he wants to. Harry would never run away and leave Joy behind. Ouch. He said that his mom also abandoned him and he would never forgive her even if she came back. So Jungwoo should also ask Sooyeon if she can forgive him. Jungwoo countered this by saying that he planned to stay by her side till she forgive him anyway. Harry baby, he’s not doing things your way eh?

Outside of the room, Joo was teasing Joy about how she likes men based on their looks since both Harry and Jungwoo are gorgeous-looking. (Let me take a second off to wipe my drool xD) Eunjoo showed up and interrupted them. I’m a bit surprised to see Sooyeon being so cold towards Eunjoo since they were quite close during their youth and technically she didn’t do anything to her but I guess Sooyeon wasn’t too happy that Eunjoo is now her mother’s “daughter” instead of her.

Jungwoo came out and the detectives left to do their job. Eunjoo yelled after him saying their mom was having nervous breakdown instead of him so he better go see her before he’s kicked out of the house. This is new to Joy. She didn’t know they were all living under the same roof.

When they were in an elevator, Joy tried to initiate a conversation but Harry asked her not to say anything. He said it’d be the first time they fight in 14 years together. And he called her Sooyeon again. It seems like he calls her by the state of mind and personality she is at each specific moment.

In his secret room, the frustrated Harry called Nam and told him to bring the finance records to him. He’s losing his temper. He later talked to his chat friend about leaving to France with Joy because she’s starting to waver. She’s the most important to him after all. And his friend told him to think of the day when Jungwoo handcuffed his own father to cool himself down. And indeed, Harry was cooling down.

Detective Joo and Jungwoo were in the car, they’re chasing after the ajumma. There were 2 rapists in Bora’s case. One was still in prison; the other was released and just came back to Korea.

Though Joo told him to step on it, the cleaning lady beat them anyway. She picked her daughter’s rapist up in the taxi. And once she declared that she’s Bora’s mom, the rapist went panic. Ajumma brought out a taser and the police cars caught up with them. She tried to get rid of them but the rapist knocked her head to the wheel and the car stopped. She stunned him with the taser and stabbed him in front of Jungwoo who was yelling madly at her.

Obviously, she’s immediately arrested. We heard Bo Ra’s voice from her suicide note, telling her mother she’s sorry. She’s sorry that she didn’t listen to her mom and come home late. She’s sorry that she got all the bruises. She’s sorry that she messed up her clothes. Bo Ra was struggling through her nightmare but the monsters who assaulted her would get out only in 5 years. The cleaning lady took off her mask in front of the media and told them that her daughter is dead. Those men didn’t just rape her, they also killed her. Sooyeon was also watching her from the TV.

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This is a perfect example of a rape case and how each victim reacted differently and healed differently. However, it reflected the same social norms in today’s society. As a girl, a woman, we are told to not go out when it’s dark, what to wear or not to wear, who to hang out with, and so on. And when something bad happens, it’s because we didn’t listen to what we were told. I’m a self-admitted feminist. And I don’t think this is okay. Don’t tell me what to do or what to wear, but teach your sons better.

Sooyeon received a text from Jungwoo saying Thank You. He thanked her for making it possible for him to wait because she chose to live. Harry came in and there was this unfamiliar awkward silence between them. Harry confessed that he’s jealous and asked her to erase the bad memory of his getting mad at her. He sharply told her he couldn’t live without her, making it harder for Joy to leave him. As they sat in silence, she got a phonecall.

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Hwang Mi Ran showed up at their house. Harry left the women together and they chitchatted. While he wasn’t around, Mi Ran told Joy that Jungwoo was disowned by his father and left house 14 years ago. Joy added it up and realized Jungwoo did it for her. She told Miran she had an appointment and hurriedly left.

Craig and Harry were talking in the car. Joy is now able to leave the country. Craig also asked Harry what he’s going to do with 20 million won. Harry said he’s using money to resolve annoying issue.

Cut to that annoying issue, Nam’s finally ready to go against Han Tae Joon. He’s stealing the flash drive from his office but ran into Ah Reum on his way out. And she immediately called her appa. He came back home and found out that the drive containing their company’s account records is missing. Nam can’t go back now. Han Tae Joon is out for his head. Interesting though… if the young secretary is Harry’s spy as I predicted, Harry could easily have him made a copy of it right? But on a second thought, this would actually benefit Harry on a long run. With Nam outwardly betrayed Chairman Han like this; he can’t really blackmail Harry anymore. So Harry just paid him off in one go.

They met at a river’s bank. Harry came on a bike again. Harry gave him the money and Nam gave Harry the drive. Nam mockingly asked if Joy, who is more important to Harry than his money, knew that she’s put in that unfortunate situation because of Hyung Joon’s mother. And Harry told him to not say anything about it. Nam better run away now before he died in either Taejoon or Harry’s hands.

After Harry left, Nam made a reservation message for Jungwoo in case he flees the country.

At the police station, Bora’s omma was interrogated. She made suspicion remark about the red towel used to cover the nose and mouth of the dead rapist. Maybe there’s another accomplice? She then asked to talk to Jungwoo.

But Jungwoo was waiting for Kim Myung Hee. She packed his clothes and a few belongings in a box and brought it to him. Jungwoo tried to make her laugh and get her attention but Sooyeon’s omma ignored him. Sooyeon was watching as they walked into the station.

Myunghee told Jungwoo to move out of their house but he refused to. Sooyeon eavesdropped their conversation and realized he’s been looking for her for the past 14 years and her mother was also waiting for her return. She was never forgotten as she always thought.

Jungwoo tried to do aegyo but he got serious once he noticed she really meant it this time. She asked him to leave because seeing him reminded her of so many things she wanted to forget. He firmly denied her request, saying he would wait for Sooyeon as a crazy bastard, a detective, and a man. Myunghee finally told him Joy doesn’t want to live as Lee Sooyeon. It’s better for her if no one knows who she was. Jungwoo was shocked and they both cried hysterically. Joy also cried a river as she covered her mouth to prevent any screams.

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Harry came home and found out that Joy wasn’t there. He thought she went to the street vendor again and lamented she should have gone together with him.

Myunghee later went into the interrogation room to offer food for Bora’s mother. She treated KSD’s killer with a big meal as she promised. She then thanked the cleaning lady for killing her daughter’s rapist and apologized as she should have been the one killing that man. The two moms sympathized with each other and they cried, holding their hands.

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Jungwoo opened the box Myunghee packed for him and found the yellow umbrella and their name tags. He kept reading the name tags.

“Lee Soo Yeon. Han Jung Woo.”

 

Their cell phones rang at the same time. Is it alarm clock? Since Joy’s ringtone is a different one. This made Jungwoo realized Sooyeon was there. He saw her foot and asked her if she hates being Sooyeon that much. And Joy ran away. He followed her out of the station and repeated the questions.

“Do you hate Lee Soo Yeon that much? Should I not wait for you?”

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Joy can’t answer him and he pulled her into a hug. She tried to break free but he hugged her even tighter since he knew that seeing his face made her sad.

And of course, the troll PD and writer just had to end it here.

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Overall, I’m content that the writer has raised more awareness regarding sexual assault and its penalty. In many countries, the law is just ridiculous. Those who attacked or killed others could walk free in a few years’ time while those put in jail were mostly convicted of minor theft or drug.

But I’m still not ever pleased that they didn’t explore more about Sooyeon. Right now, it’s as if the worst thing had happened to her was abandoned by Jungwoo and her family (which arguable is) but nothing had been mentioned further about her being assaulted as a child.

I like the episode in general despite its heavy theme but I just don’t think the graph is accelerating.

 

PS. Sorry for the very late recap. I have been very busy for the past couple weeks. I’ll try to finish Ep12-13 before the new episodes come out.


I Miss You: Episode 10 Full Recap

I Miss You: Episode 10 Full Recap

The Crack

In the last episode, it’s the beginning of a new era meaning there are things that were settled and there are new mysteries… which I’d list down at the end of this recap. In this episode, we see more cracks which would lead us to the more intense second half of this drama. Since we don’t have much time till the next episode come out, let’s get started.

Kim Myung Hee went to find her daughter in the posh Gangnam area, and as she made it to the metal gate, Lee Sooyeon was driving out to meet a friend. Her mother approached the car and immediately recognized her own blood. Tears are running down from both ladies.

Joy eventually came out of her car and invited her mother into the house. She shed tears as her past finally caught up with her.

Cut to Harry and Jungwoo who were laying threats on each other by the end of last episode in the interrogation room. Detective Joon interrupted them to inform that Joy cannot leave the country in 10 days because she’s still the person of interest. Harry then said he’d talk to his lawyer.

When they walked out of the room, their captain sent Joon to do other works in order to talk to Jungwoo alone. They looked into Kang Sand Deuk’s calling history. The first person he called after he was released wasn’t Harry or Jungwoo, but Chairman Han, Jungwoo’s daddy. But Joon overheard them and he was shocked to realize that his partner is the son of Sangil Bank owner. His boss warned him not to say anything about it.

Harry talked to Craig, their hottie lawyer. (I know I’m superficial so I find every man on this show hot.) Harry wanted to know why Joy can’t leave the country. He’s so desperate to get her out of Jungwoo’s grasp. Then he realized that Joy wasn’t with Craig though they had an appointment. Harry immediately looked into his CCTV monitors and he saw Joy walked into the house with an ajumma.

Normally in Asian country, we take off our shoes before entering the house while the western would just walk with their shoes in the house. So omma got uncomfortable with the luxurious mansion and took off her shoes. They awkwardly sat in silence and Joy eventually asked her mom to say something.

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Myung Hee complimented her daughter’s polished fingernails and fair skin. It means Sooyeon didn’t have to do labor work. She wear nice clothes, she is rich and lives in a fancy house which means she must have high education. This is a relief to her mother.

But Sooyeon out of the blue said “I’m so sorry.” Just like when she was young even when she did absolutely nothing wrong. This broke her mother’s heart. She has done so wrong to her own daughter. Myunghee cried that she’s the one who should say sorry. And Joy ultimately confessed to her mother that she doesn’t want to be Lee Sooyeon. She hated being Lee Sooyeon. And her mother understood it very well.

She said that if Sooyeon is in hardships, she’d have taken her back. But seeing her daughter well-being, it’s already enough for her. It’s okay if Sooyeon doesn’t want to come back.

“No one knows what kind of person your father is, right?” So she’s no longer a murderer’s daughter.

Sooyeon nodded.

“No one knows what you have been through, right?” So she’s no longer an abused victim.

Sooyeon nodded again.

Myunghee then said that her daughter is dead so Joy doesn’t need to come back and then hurriedly left, leaving her shoes behind. She ran barefoot on the snow-frozen road. Then she stopped as she thought of Jungwoo who’s still waiting for Sooyeon. Now that she knew Sooyeon didn’t want to come back, how could she tell Jungwoo about this?

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Joy was still crying when her phone rang. But before picking up the phone, she saw her mother’s shoes and ran out following her. I love how Eunhye grabbed the shoes with both hands like that. Even with my own shoes, I normally just pick it with only 2 fingers. It shows such dedication to the role.

I don’t know why Joy ran out like that when she should have driven her car. That’d be a lot faster coz once she ran to the front gate, her mother was nowhere to be seen. Harry reached home at that moment. But before he could get out of the car to her, Joy hopped on a cab.

Han Tae Joon did exactly what Harry expected him to do. He told his new secretary to look into the issue with KSD’s death and about Harry & Joy’s background. The young secretary got a police report about KSD’s case. New information! The rapist has an aunt. Could that also be the cleaning lady? Or maybe it’s the late Nurse Jung? Or in bewilderment, it could possibly be Hyungjoon’s mom. They are the Kangs after all.

But the issue about Joy, Director Nam said he’d look into it himself. Well, he doesn’t want anyone to cut off his lifeline with Harry. But Tae Joon deserved to be Harry’s opponent, he didn’t trust Nam anymore. He told his secretary to check their background prior to the adoption and bring the documents to his house.

Jungwoo was waiting for his dad at the company. Han Tae Joon is such a stiff person, no feelings towards his wife or kids. He said his son is dead and practically told Jungwoo to get lost. Jungwoo retorted saying his dad was on the phone with his abductor for 5 minutes but couldn’t spare a minute for his own son. Jungwoo’s assumption was that KSD was trying to extort some money from Chairman Han. He said he had the report, so daddy better spelled it. Han Tae Joon got angry and slapped his son with the police report he got earlier. Jungwoo noticed it but kept his mouth shut. So Jungwoo does know there’s a mole in the police department. Angry, Chairman Han slipped out that Jungwoo wouldn’t find Sooyeon even if she dies. That obviously means he knows she’s still alive. This also doesn’t go unnoticed by Jungwoo but he nonetheless retreated, saying he’d send another cop tomorrow.

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However, look like Jungwoo doesn’t like to be called crazy. Because once his father did that, he turned around and started saying about the events in the past. He showed his father that he wasn’t even crazy yet or he’d have asked his dad about all those mysteries happened when they were kidnapped. Congratulations Jungwoo! Being a detective makes him no longer naïve or gullible.

After the confrontation with his estranged father, Jungwoo received a call from Eunjoo. Myunghee hurt her feet and was drinking soju. When Jungwoo tried to take care of her, she pushed him off and started throwing Jungwoo’s clothes at him. Now that she knew Sooyeon won’t come back, she wanted Jungwoo to go back to his family. Eunjoo tried to stop the old lady while explaining to Jungwoo that Myung Hee found out that Joy was absolutely not Sooyeon so she went crazy.

Jungwoo threw Eunjoo out of the room. Was that a record? How long was that? Eunjoo’s screen time 2 minutes? Okay, sorry, no more mockery.

I really love the way Jungwoo used humour to ease the pain of the situation. And again, it’s not something that is easy for me to recap. He told Sooyeon’s mom to hit him instead coz he failed to find Sooyeon for her. And he became thick-skinned Jungwoo again, telling Myunghee she’d like him and would be looking for him coz she couldn’t live without him anymore. Myunghee strated hitting him lightly and Jungwoo grabbed her hand to hit himself harder. Omma eventually broke down and fell to the ground as Jungwoo hold her and told her that they should wait some more. He was there for her when she wanted to cry, so when he wants to cry, she must be there for him too.

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A few moments later, he went out to buy some medicines. Before leaving the house, he said he liked Sooyeon the most to her old writing on the wall.

It’s around the same time Joy reached her old neighborhood. She saw the flickering light pole and then Jungwoo came running. Passing the pole, Jungwoo then had an idiotic bickering with it. He scolded at it for flickering the light coz it made Sooyeon too scared and she won’t come back. Joy found this hilarious and giggled as she’s hiding in the corner. Look like she’s softened after meeting her omma.

She followed him to the playground. Jungwoo stood on the seesaw and rocked it back and forth. There were a few times that he almost fell off and Joy looked like she’d rush to his side if he did fall. When Jungwoo found the balance, she also imitated him, spreading her arms wide and rocking herself side-to-side. They both looked incredibly young in thisscene it brought me back to their BabyVOX and TVXQ days.

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After the seesaw, Jungwoo went to sway the empty swing and climbed up the slide. Joy’s phone rang; her ringtone is also Magic Castle. Jungwoo thought it was his phone and sang along with it. Joy was swayed again, Jungwoo remembered so much about her. But it’s time for her to leave.

On top of the slide, Jungwoo caught sight of Joy and ran down, following her. I’m glad he didn’t try to catch her but just trailed behind her. When Joy got into the cab, he called her name with sheepish grin. She’s starting to come back to him.

Joy’s next stop is the street vendor. She was drinking soju and trying to fix her omma’s shoes with glue. Both Jungwoo and Harry stalked her. Harry was watching her from his car. He called her and said he’d pick her up but Joy rejected his offer coz she knew he doesn’t like street vendor. And Harry was content to simply watch over her.

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There was a wind blow and Joy ran after her plastic bag. Jungwoo, who has also been hiding around, picked up the shoes for her. He quickly disappeared when she returned. Jungwoo was also content to just see her smile from afar and he did the erasing bad memory hand. This, of course, was all in the sight of Harry’s and now that he knew the origin of her erasing memory gesture, he’s not happy at all.

Harry was already at home when Joy came back. He was sleeping on the couch with his headphone on again. Joy again put the blanket on him, blessing him goodnight and doing the erasing bad memory hand move but Harry caught her hand mid-way.

He told her she reeked of alcohol. Harry said that next time he’s gonna go with her to the street vendor since she liked it so much. He’s the only one Joy has after all. After that, he asked her what she has been doing today. Remember he’s asking the same thing in the past even though he already knew the answer. It’s a way for him to test Joy’s honesty. And this is the first time she lied to him.

She told him she’s just walking around coz if she’s leaving tomorrow, she won’t come back again. That’s when Harry told her she got an exclusion order to not leave the country within 10 days. He back-hugged her, asking her if that’d be okay. And she said yes. He then asked her to accompany him to meet a new client and tell him if he’s a good or bad guy.

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In her room, Joy hid her mother’s shoes in the same closet she kept Jungwoo’s coat. Her feelings regard Seoul was no longer fear, but more of longing. She’s determined to make the last 10 days good days.

At the police station, Jungwoo was browsing through his cellphone. So Sooyeon is his “girlfriend”, Joy is his “secret lover”, Sooyeon’s mom is his “lover”, and detective hyung is his “wife”? LOL Playah!

Captain is looking for Detective Joon and Jungwoo said he’d call him before walking off. I was a bit confused as why Jungwoo was looking nervous like that but the answer came a second later. Joon was questioning Joy at her house. I guess Jungwoo didn’t tag along because he kept his promises to not shove himself to her and made her felt sad but he would patiently wait for her.

Joon was showing Joy the pictures of the culprit via CCTV footage when Jungwoo called. Jungwoo warned his partner to not make Joy scared and not to be too harsh on her. Joon sighed deeply and groped his heart as if Jungwoo hurt him, he turned to ask Joy “Am I being too harsh on you now?” LOL!

Jungwoo was alarmed and hurriedly told Joon to not tell Joy it is him calling. And of course, Joon turned to ask her again “Did I perhaps tell you that it’s a call from Jungwoo?” LMAO!

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Now Jungwoo was panicking. Joon gave the phone to Joy and asked her to say something to Jungwoo. Hahaha I’m loving Detective Joon, the match-maker. Joy politely told him to catch the criminal and Jungwoo said he would definitely catch the criminal but he knew she’s going to go back to France at once and wanted to ask her not to leave but he couldn’t. So he just said that she could tell him if Joon is irritating her. After they hung up, he had that foolish grin again.

The cleaning lady showed up again, seems like she knew everything in the station.

Joy was sorry she couldn’t be of help. But Joon said he could actually reduce the culprit by 1 person. He was sure that Joy wasn’t the criminal. Joy wondered how he could be so sure. (Yeah! How do you know that?) And he told her that she’s too glamorous compared to the small-built woman they saw in the CCTV. There was an awkward silence after the compliment. Joon said sorry and was preparing to leave as Joy cracked up. She told him that although she’s not certain, as a designer, she could tell by the clothing and the movement that the person they saw was not only female, but also an old lady.

Side note: If I’m not mistaken, “Glamorous” is the word Korean use to call ladies with curvy figure. 😄 That’s why Joon said sorry kekeke.

Before he left, Joy asked him to wait as she went to get something.

Jungwoo was looking at the picture of culprit wiring money, in the pic, one of her wrist has white bandage wrapped around. He was very concentrated when Joon put his hand over the picture and called him “Banker’s son.” Hehehe I think Detective Joon is my new favorite character. He’s so cute and funny.

Joon said if Jungwoo lends him some money (coz his dad is a banker), Joon would give him back his coat. Excited, Jungwoo quickly grabbed his coat back. And Joon imitated Joy’s voice “Since I can’t thank him myself, please tell him it was warm.” ROFL. However, Jungwoo was not amused, he asked his hyung what exactly did Joy say. And it was “Here.” That’s all. xD

Jungwoo-ah, I’d choose Joon-hyung’s version if I were you.

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He was disappointed but didn’t want his partner to mock him more, so he quickly put it on. And he found the button he tore off his coat in one of the pockets. Joy didn’t throw it away but has kept it all along. Joon also told him that Joy said the culprit is an older woman.

A few detectives ran in, they found the IP address used to order the murder weapon (dry ice), and it was from Jungwoo’s computer. Wow, this culprit really has guts. So they went to check the CCTV at the time, but the criminal is one step ahead of them. The CCTV connection was cut off during that time. One thing they can be sure, this is an insider’s job. Jungwoo suggested they checked before and after the cut-off to see who entered or left during that time.

Harry and Joy went to Han Tae Joon’s house for dinner. Though Harry was already aware, Joy didn’t know Mi Ran, the one who sent blackmail threat to her, is the wife of Harry’s new client. Harry asked Joy if she wanted to leave. He pressured her till she agreed to stay to be polite. Harry greeted Chairman Han who showed condolence regarding his leg. And Harry/Hyung Joon said

“That’s why it took me a while to get here. I’m a little late, right?” Game on.

During their meal, Mi Ran tried to keep friendly conversation going but Joy and Chairman Han were obviously not in the mood. Harry joking poked fun at Tae Joon to be gentler with his wife. He crossed the line and he knew it. Even Joy was shocked and nudged him. This is actually the first scene that I felt Joy is more mature than Harry.

Ah Reum came back just in time.

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Chairman Han was very displeased. Harry was rude and disrespectful to him. But does Harry care? Nope. He bluntly said people told him that all the time. He’s still immature; he doesn’t know how to live in this world or how to deal with people. All he knows is how to make money which is why he becomes a successful head director of Trillion Dollar Company at such a young age.

If you want to befriend a dog, you throw a bone at it. If you want to befriend Han Tae Joon, you just throw him money. Suddenly, Chairman Han wanted to be friends too.

They later went into Han’s office to discuss business. Harry offered that Tae Joon combined investment with other companies. Chairman Han is a seasoned player, he didn’t take bait easily. So Harry told him that the reason he was hurry to gather investment is because to him, his fiancée Joy is the most important. He wanted to hurry and go back to Paris with her. It bugs me a little. Why does Harry plain out telling his opponent about his only weak spot? It’s as if he wanted Tae Joon to use Joy against him. But a calculated guy like Harry, most likely he has already planned something out.

Han Tae Joon also asked about his injured leg and Harry said Chairman Han caused it himself. Notice how Director Nam was very uncomfortable in his position. Harry was playing fearlessly with fire. Harry answered that it’s because of the bicycle on that day. I knew it! Like I said a hundred times before, in this drama, everything has a meaning.

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Chairman Han observed that Harry was too natural with the cane. And Harry told him that Joy is such a talented designer, she even designed this cane for him.

Next we see Joy socializing with Mi Ran… well, Mi Ran was trying to befriend Joy while Joy just looked… bored. Ah Reum was also sitting there with her big teddy bear. Joy made Mi Ran apologized to her and also told her to remove her clothes from the store. Mi Ran said sorry and asked Joy to pretend it didn’t happen. Ah Reum couldn’t stand her mother but she complimented Joy for her poise. I think Ah Reum was impressed. She then told the maid to prepare food for Jungwoo. The name caught Joy’s attention and Mi Ran noticed that. She remembered Jungwoo also used to tell her to stay away from Joy and he said it like he personally knows Joy. Mi Ran tried to squeeze Joy about it but thankfully Harry finished talking business and came to pick her. My antenna is alerted. I have a feeling Mi Ran would play bigger role later on.

Back at the police station, Jungwoo printed out the pictures of people entering/leaving the department during the time of CCTV disconnection. The cleaning lady was standing at the printer and snatched the pictures. What the hell was she doing there? That’s a bit unorganized for a police station. Jungwoo took the pics from her and she asked him why she’s on one of the pictures. So Jungwoo told her she must wait for the team captain to question her. But ajumma said her daughter, Bora, would be home early today. She has to prepare meals for her child. So Jungwoo asked her what she did on that day. Apparently, it was the episode we first ever saw this lady. That day Joon was sleeping while Jungwoo was checking CCTV of Harry’s house and wrapped the bandage on ajumma’s wrist.

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Jungwoo had a hunch but he brushed it off. No!! Always listen to your instinct! It’s usually always right!

On their way back, Harry and Joy gave Ah Reum a ride. While he was driving, they hold hands, and Ah Reum teased that she was wrecking their date. She should have taken a cab instead. Joy said it’s ok because she shouldn’t go alone during late time at night and Harry said if he didn’t give her a ride, he would get in trouble with Joy later. Ah Reum was swayed. She said Harry is exactly her style and asked Harry to consider her if they’re not getting married. Err… hate to break the news, but he’s your uncle, Ah Reum.

Harry seemed proud nonetheless, he told Joy she should be careful now coz he’s popular. It is subtle but I believe the reason Ah Reum likes Joy and Harry is because they schooled her parents the way she and Jungwoo couldn’t. To Ah Reum, they are fearless people. Harry told her he and Joy are already living together. Awww Ah Reum was disappointed. She told Harry to drop her off at the police station.

Jungwoo was following the cleaning lady while calling his hyung to do background-check on ajumma.

In the car, Joy’s phone rang. It’s Magic Castle again. Harry said she should change her ringtone but Ah Reum said it’s her oppa’s favorite song. Before getting off the car, she told them her oppa Han Jungwoo is the best detective and they can ask for their help. Joy was shocked when she heard that.

Joy asked Harry if he knew about this. She asked him why he brought her to Jungwoo’s house without telling her first. Harry told her that she forgot again that she’s Joy, not Lee Sooyeon. Then he forbid her from going back to France, she must stay by his side until all is done. Joy didn’t look too shocked, more like disappointed and speechless. She may either have seen him going crazy like this before or she knew he wouldn’t hurt her anyway. And I won’t lie; Harry was pretty scary in these scenes, especially his eyes. That was a crazy pair of eyes. It creeps me out. But wouldn’t that backfired on him? If he won’t let Joy go back to France, he’d be more prone to the risk of losing her to Jungwoo. Maybe he’s sadistic? Or he just wanted to punish her for lying to him earlier.

And in one line, Joy asked Harry if he’s Jungwoo’s cousin and he sort of admit it by saying he’s handsome because he looked like her oppa. So I’m guessing she must know more or less about his past.

At their home, Joy locked Harry out. It’s the first time we get to see Harry’s so furious at her like this. He’s yelling at her to open the door and banging hard on it. Yeah, she’s not scared of him at all.

Jungwoo followed the ajumma to her house. She was aware of it and invited him in. She said she’d cook rice for Bora and then went back to the station with him. Her place was quite a wreck, reminded me of Sooyeon’s old shack.

After she cooked the rice, ajumma wanted to fix the wallpaper. She told Jungwoo to get the tape from the drawer for her. Jungwoo pulled out a basket, there’s a school uniform. Jungwoo was all alert now, he’s pulling out his handcuffs. He pulled the drawer and saw the same type of duct tape and the rope used to kill KSD. Jungwoo turned around and got shocked by a stun gun.

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Comment

This is actually the first episode since the adult cast appeared that I can sympathize with Sooyeon’s mom. I was pretty pissed off when she said she didn’t want Sooyeon back in Episode 6. How could a mother say that even just to protect another child?

But I’m quite satisfied to see her love for Sooyeon when she finally got to meet her long-lost daughter. Now that she knew her daughter is well-lived, well-educated, well-fed, she no longer has any worries. I’m glad she let her daughter continues to live as Joy as she knew this is the best for her. If Sooyeon came back, she’d have all the labels tagged back on her, not to mention that everyone seems to know what happened to her which would only make her situation worse. I honestly it is best if she stayed as Joy.

I love the way Kim Myung Hee takes note of Sooyeon’s fingernails, skin, and hair to make sure she didn’t go through hardships. You know, there are millions of children missing every year and most of them end up in human trafficking where unspeakable things happened to them. The main reason that Myunghee would never know what happened to Sooyeon and still told the detective they don’t need to look for Sooyeon was the part that pissed me off the most. So now seeing her concern, I’m delighted.

As I said earlier that it’d be best if Sooyeon stays as Joy. It also makes me wonder why Jungwoo can’t respect her decision and pursue her as Joy. I actually love it that he could remember every little detail about Sooyeon, but I wonder if it’s the best thing to keep reminding her of the past she wants to forget so bad. Why can’t he create new memories with her like he always says? Erasing bad memories and now create good ones.

I wanted Jungwoo to win her heart with Jungwoo and Sooyeon/Joy of today, not the tender love of yesterday. Of course, it is hard to forget your first love, but I think Jungwoo also needs to start moving on. If he really loves her, he can now pursue her all over again. They can start over.

Move on to Harry/Hyung Joon. I’m glad to see his ark finally on set. I really like Kang Hyung Joon character. Actually, if this is an American series, I think his character make a great show-runner as he’s very cut-throat and such a badass.

Now I look at I Miss You and see plot arks sailing on their ways. One is obviously about the love triangle between Jungwoo – Sooyeon – Hyungjoon. Number two is the current main plot of finding the killer; this is like Jungwoo’s detective ark. And the third one is about the money issue which features mainly Hyung Joon and Han Tae Joon. I think we spent quite a lot of time laying the foundations for the first two plots that it took quite a while for Hyung Joon’s story to be on its way. But I have to say it’s all worth the wait.

Yoo Seung Ho is, once again, amazing. When I thought he couldn’t make me love him more, he impresses me again. He plays the creepy insanity role very well, it was so spot on. Even I, who become so infatuated with him, can’t help but feel scared by him. I’d never antagonize this type of guy. Too scary.

I actually think it’s quite a compliment that audiences are finding Harry creepy. Because the more he’s spooky, the more credits to Seung Ho. I’m not sure how this subplot is heading though. But after watching this episode, I’m starting to think that Chairman Han’s young secretary might be Harry’s spy.

Talking about the triangle, I think we started to see the crack in every character at the moment. There’s definitely a crack in Sooyeon’s frozen heart. She’s warming up to Jungwoo more. And there’s also a crack in her relationship with Harry as his dark side is coming out. We saw her lied to him for the first time and we saw how angry Harry became because of that. So the dynamic is changing. But still, 14 years is quite a long time, Joy is going to have a hard time leaving Harry’s side unless he did something outrageous even if she loves Jungwoo more. My prediction is Harry’s plan is going to backfire on him, he might succeed in avenging his parents’ death but he might lose the love of his life in the process. While Jungwoo, on the other hand, also needs bigger redemption in order to make Sooyeon forgives his past crime and opens up to him. I hope the writer and PD could produce the drama in the way that it would actually make sense and can be justified and not just to please the fans or something like that. Because up until this point, I can not see how Jungwoo and Sooyeon are going to maintain their relationship IF she eventually choose him over Hyung Joon. I don’t think love is the only factor in any relationships. A healthy relationship also requires respect, trust, compromise, understanding, and companionship which I think Jungwoo and Sooyeon haven’t built them up.

Last but not least, let’s list down the mysteries and the revealing at this point.

  • Sooyeon met her omma after 14 years – checked!
  • Sooyeon realized Detective Kim died trying to find her – pending
  • Joy confessed she didn’t want to go back to be Lee Soo Yeon
  • The rapist’s killer revealed – The cleaning lady
  • But did Joy know/witness something else when she went to his apartment that night?
  • Still didn’t know how Nurse Jung aka. Michelle Kim died
  • Still didn’t know if Hyung Joon’s mom is still alive
  • Hwang Mi Ran’s plan involving Harry, Joy, and Director Nam
  • Who are Harry’s mole(s) in police department and in Han’s company?
  • The kidnapping mess, will it be brought up again? Jungwoo made it clear he knew there were something going on back then but he didn’t dig it up because Chairman Han is after all his father
  • When Han Tae Joon would realize who Harry and Joy really are
  • When will Eunjoo get more than 5 minutes screen time 😛

I Miss You: Episode 4 Recap

I Miss You: Episode 4 Summary

My Uncle Crush

I think dramas are normally consisted of 2 types of episodes – the slow ones that set up the scene, lay the foundation and the ones that are explosive with a lot of roller coaster of mixed emotion. Episode 3 was the latter, but episode 4 is definitely the first.

Personally, I think there were not many things going on in this episode. The main idea that seems like an important message in this episode is the character Kim Sung Ho.

I think I have told some people before, but I’m going to say it again. Jun Kwang Ryoel is my all-time uncle crush! ❤ ❤ ❤  I really really love him and he’s always so committed in his dramas. I was in Lalala land when I heard of his participation… though a bit of a short one 😦

Now let’s get to the story.

The scene opened with Jungwoo lied on his bed with Little Ah Reum trying to cheer her oppa up. It didn’t work. Jungwoo gave no response to her at all. And he went panic when he heard Sooyeon’s mom calling his name. He pulled the blanket over his head and kept mumbling he was wrong.

This is the answer to the debate of last episode – did Jungwoo run away to save himself or did he ran to get help for Sooyeon? The answer is his survival instinct kicked in and he took a run for his own life. However, I think the conscious hit him later when he saw the snow. So I won’t go down to defend or offend any sides. I’m just gonna say this drama is really very realistic. In other dramas, we often see the male lead being exceptionally good or being too noble, these guys do not exist in real life, or maybe they are rare to find.

Eunjoo came too, it seems that she and Sooyeon’s mom had a plan. As the ajumma were yelling and distracting the gurads, Eunjoo sneaked in with Sooyeon’s diary in her hand. She quickly found Jungwoo and tried to get him to talk to her, to tell her the whereabouts of Sooyeon, but all her efforts were in vain. In the end, she was dragged off though leaving Sooyeon’s diary behind.

After reading her diary and realizing she also likes him, Jungwoo once again dropped down and cried. There were unseen scenes implied that their friendship lasted quite long. They were reciting multiplication table backwards, doing their homework, playing “coming, not coming” game, playing in the park. Remembering the good memories pained Jungwoo even more. I started to believe his reason of wanting to find Sooyeon is primarily and mainly driven by guilt and not really love.

Detective Kim and his men found the culprits’ car and they collected fingerprints. He later stopped by at the house to get Sooyeon’s belongings from Eunjoo. As father and daughter were talking, he received a call. The blood on the shoe was really Sooyeon’s but there was also evidence of sexual assault as well. Kim Sungho’s face went pale. He asked for Eunjoo’s permission to go crazy. He would do anything to catch the rapist, not as a police, but as a father. Eunjoo was obviously confused, but she encouraged him anyway.

On a side note, I was prepared to hate the character Eunjoo simply because I disliked the actress who played the role. I just couldn’t tolerate with the way she got the role. With this kind of drama with arguably A-listers packed from the leads to the veterans, I had no idea how a C-lister like her got the part if not for her agency’s political move. But the young Eunjoo swayed me. She is probably the only properly-raised kid in the whole show and it shows in her action and words.

Detective Kim went to Jungwoo’s house, this time with a warrant, and handcuffed Jungwoo who surprisingly was willing to be cuffed in silent… even asking what took them so long to arrest him. Though I immediately saw through that it’s simply a coy to get Jungwoo to tell them about what happened without his father’s eyes, Jungwoo seemed to believe he was really guilty and should be punished.

Kim Sung Ho brought him to the river and Jungwoo tried to recall the memories. He told the detective everything he could remember – the rapist was missing a joint in his finger and he was high on ice. He also revealed that his father reached them before the police and got one of the culprits.

I dislike Sooyeon’s mom character for various reasons but the scene when she caressed the uniform as if it’s Sooyeon got me teary. She didn’t even have a chance to be a good mother for her child yet.

A witness came forth about seeing a girl looking like Sooyeon. They investigated and found her sweater buried, most likely be put there by Han Tae Joon’s order. Jungwoo’s dad, after all, captured Kidnapper#1 and tortured him to reveal where Nurse Jung and Hyungjoon were. Kidnapper#1 led them to Kidnapper#2 whom I’d refer to as the rapist from now on. Later we saw them; it appeared Han Tae Joon let them go under some negotiation.

Back at the Han’s house, Jungwoo interrupted his dad’s meeting to ask about the kidnapper and the warehouse on fire. Papa was obviously upset Jungwoo disobeyed him earlier while the secretary took the blame, saying the warehouse was already on fire when they arrived. I can’t help but compare the differences between Jungwoo and Hyungjoon characters. Jungwoo was an optimistic kid to the point of being a little naïve and gullible, Hyungjoon on the other hand was a bit pessimistic, calculated and shrewd.

With the lead, Detective Kim eventually found the culprits and beat the crap out of them. While kidnapper#1 was yelling they were going to give themselves in, the rapist showed no remorse at all, even saying he’d only serve a few years for his crimes. I feel like smacking the grin out of that little thug’s face but I won’t have to. Kim Sung Ho gave him a good beating and stomping on his private part. And I found myself cheering “Yes!! More! More! Beat him! More!” … who says I’m not violent anymore =_=

I’d like to think with that kind of beating, the rapist would already lose his physical capability and won’t be able to rape no one ever again. Sung ho cooled down a minute to ask him where Sooyeon was. And the rapist said he already killed her and threw her into the river. I guess Jungwoo’s dad arranged for this. With Sooyeon’s out of the picture, and the culprits’ testifies, there’s be no links back to him. And I really enjoyed Jun Kwang Ryeol’s performance. He didn’t have to yell to look scary and crazy. It’s all in his eyes and it worked so well.

As the rapist, he has a name – Kang Sang Deuk, was doing a re-enactment with the police. Sooyeon’s mom broke into the crowd and reached the man who took her daughter’s innocence. She asked him why it must be Sooyeon and asked him to tell her she’s still alive. She would forgive him everything just for him to say she’s alive. Meanwhile, Jungwoo was watching the same scene on television, he ran out to the playground like he thought she was waiting for him there even though she’s declared death at the moment. He said he would come here today, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, and every day. And that’s when the swing gave a squeak and swung on its own. I swear, sometimes when I watch this drama, it seems like a ghost story.

But all of a sudden, Jungwoo’s detective instinct kicked in and he went over his memories to find out that his father and the secretary’s words were not added up with the evidences. He ran home and went through his dad’s office, hoping to find some clues. At the same time, his stepmom was scolding outside the room and little Ah Reum was standing there watching. I know it was not the time, but Jungwoo kept ignoring his little sis for a while now. Poor baby girl.

Jungwoo found his phone and you can see his hope lighted up. Since this is after all a drama, as soon as Jungwoo turned it on, it rang. And of course, who could it be if not Lee Soo Yeon.

They didn’t get to really say anything other than calling each other’s name coz Dad snatched the phone from Jungwoo while the Nurse pushed Sooyeon to the ground. Hye Mi wanted to get rid of her but Hyungjoon won’t let her. Sooyeon’s face was covered with bandage; I guess Hyemi ran over her after all.

Jungwoo and his dad finally came to the breaking point. He finally realized who his dad really is and repeated the word spoken by his father in the first episode that Jungwoo, as his son, would be the only one Taejoon can trust. Jungwoo snubbed him, telling his father to not trust him and he won’t trust him either. He walked out with only the cellphone and Sooyeon’s diary in his hands. He ran to detective ajusshi who was at that time doing a magnificent job destroying the police office. Kim Sungho quit being a detective and scolded them for being disgrace, not doing their job properly. Jungwoo ran in and told him Sooyeon was still alive and beg all of them to find her coz he missed her.

Back to Sooyeon, Hyemi thought she had had enough and was going to leave with Hyungjoon’s necklace only. But a shrewd kid he is, Joonie warned her that the money is out of reach until he turns 18 and he’d only go with Sooyeon. So far Hyungjoon is the one being protective of Sooyeon, he held her when she was pushed to the floor earlier and he grabbed her hand as if to say he won’t leave her. This swayed me.

Sooyeon was sitting catatonically while Hyungjoon showed her the newspaper. It said she’s already. He repeated that Jungwoo left her and no one is looking for her. They all believed she’s dead. And Sooyeon eventually found her voice “Not true!” as the first one came out, it snapped her back and she relived the painful memories again. She’s scratching and hitting herself like she wanted to get the feelings and the memories out of herself while screaming in sorrow.

Kim So Hyun deserves some awards for her heart-wrenching performance. That’s all I have to say. 13 and awesome.

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Sorry, no comment for this episode. I’m kinda busy and in a hurry right now. I’m not sure if I can make recaps of ep5-6 in time before ep7 started. So I must apologize in advance.

BTW, can anyone help me with the names? I know who these people are, but I’m not sure or couldn’t find their names.

Kang Hyung Joon’s mom – I kept calling her Madam Kang xD

Sooyeon’s mom – is it Min Hee or Myung Hee?

The Secretary

The first kidnapper


I Miss You: Episode 3 Recap

I Miss You: Episode 3 Summary

The Incident

At the beginning of the last episode recap, I told you readers to breathe in the air of joy because in this episode, we are thrown back into the harsh world again and for me, personally, I was nearly suffocated.

I don’t know about others, but when I watch the re-run of my favorite drama/series, there always be a certain scene or episode I’d skip. Sometimes it’s because it’s embarrassing, sometimes because it’s too harsh. Sometimes because I don’t like someone 😛

This episode would go down as one that I would never re-watch again EVER. Not because it is bad. On the contrary, it is too well-acted and too painful to watch. So let’s get it over and done with, shall we?

 

After the playful fight from last episode, Detective Kim gave Jungwoo a ride home. Han Tae Joon came home at the same time and refused to acknowledge Detective. And once Jungwoo was inside, he immediately prohibited Jungwoo from seeing him again, went as far as threaten to send his son back to the US if he refused to obey.

Sooyeon was sitting on the stair in front of her house, drawing on the wall when Jungwoo called. I laughed out loud how she carried a big cordless home phone inside her sweater, I have a feeling Jungwoo must have called her a lot. They talked about the presents again. Sooyeon would give him a present on a rainy day, and Jungwoo would give her something on the first snow.

We get to see the last delightful scene as Jungwoo playing with Little Ah Reum, the baby girl was so sooo adorable. And Sooyeon wrote in her diary, confessing she likes Jungwoo.

And it rained! Cheers to Jungwoo, he darted out of the house with yellow raincoat and all smileys, he’s finally going to get his long-await present from Sooyeon. Sooyeon too was eager for the rain, and after snatching the umbrella from her mother, she ran out to meet her crush. (Noted the last words of her mother as she drenched in the rain “Today is my birthday” and as she knew Sooyeon went to see Jungwoo “Don’t come back!”)

Jungwoo ran passed the broken lamp pole and it sparked. He was looking at it curiously when a pair of hands grabbed him from behind. Nurse Jang’s kidnappers finally took action. Jungwoo soon passed out and the last thing he saw was Sooyeon yelling his name. Sooyeon saw what happened and ran after the van. And for a while, and then the van stopped. Kidnapper#1 knew Sooyeon saw his face and he couldn’t just let her go. Sooyeon stopped dead on her track. This was the decisive moment for her; runaway and get help or follow her friend and try to save him. She chose the latter as she willingly went to the van.

When they woke up, Jungwoo asked Sooyeon what she’s doing here. (The same question I kept asking myself again and again after this episode.) And she said “To save you.” My feels T^T

Jungwoo found a glass and tried to cut his ties with it. His hand bled from the cuts but he didn’t stop. And the Kidnapper#2 came in, he’s doing some drug before he came to Sooyeon. The kids locked their fingers but he just grabbed Sooyeon and dragged her by the leg. Once Jungwoo started yelling, he gave him the beating too and put a tape over his mouth. As the Kidnapper#2 turned, Sooyeon whacked him with a stick. And for the first time, she admitted and used her hateful label as a defense “Do you know who my father is? He’s a killer. I’m capable of killing too.” But all these were in vain, she was soon knocked into the ground and he crawled over her body.

Due to it being violence towards a minor, we didn’t really see what happened to Sooyeon, but her franatic scream and the shocked look in Jungwoo’s eyes were enough for us to know what was going on. That animal raped her. And next we saw her, Sooyeon was lying and staring lifelessly on the floor while Jungwoo was finally able to break his ties… though it’s already too late.

The Kidnapper#1 came in and once he realized what his partner has done, he started throwing punches. The door was wide open and after a short hesitance glancing at Sooyeon, Jungwoo took a run for his life.

I get it. I totally do. The boy was scared and he probably had no chance against 2 strong men. But the way he left as she stared at him, calling out his name… that’s just too painful. And the look he gave when he was about to leave… I felt it’s as if he’s looking at her for the last time. And I have to cover my mouth in disgust as I watched the whole scene played out.

 

 

Now we cut to Little Joonie and the nurse. She’s going to take him to see his mom. If their plan of Jungwoo’s abduction worked, she’d soon be released. If not, they had to flee. Another painful scene as Joonie and his mom could only watch each other from afar. Han Tae Joon came in to Madam Kang’s room and she made him known of the threat. She had his son who would be killed unless she was set free. But Taejoon called it a bluff and ordered her dragged off, never to see a light again. The plan failed and as the light in her room went off, Joonie screamed while Nurse Hye Mi told him his mother is dead.

Back to Jungwoo who ran off from the warehouse. Earlier it rained, now it snowed. Oh! The irony! Jungwoo called his father from a payphone and was about to make another call to the police but the kidnappers showed up first. Jungwoo got a few good beat-up before his father arrived. Kidnapper#1 was caught immediately as the other one ran off. Jungwoo begged his father to save Sooyeon. Taejoon sent his secretary instead and didn’t allow Jungwoo to go along; he even scolded Jungwoo for being kidnapped. Are there any good parents in this drama?

Secretary Yoon didn’t find Sooyeon there, and he took care of it by setting it on fire. I know it’s a bit inappropriate but I keep thinking of Adele’s song xD

After both nappers chased after Jungwoo, Sooyeon also took a run… more of a limping. She limped to the street and was almost ran over by Nurse Hye Mi’s car. Hyungjoon remembered his noona and shouted “NO!” as Hye Mi stepped on the car to get rid of Sooyeon.

Back to Detective Kim, Eunjoo found Sooyeon’s umbrella and she stood guarded until her father arrived. Det. Kim went to Jungwoo’s house but was turned down. He later got the trace his own way anyway and followed up to the warehouse. Other police didn’t even care to inspect anything. Det. Kim found Sooyeon’s clothespin and traced both Jungwoo’s and Sooyeon’s escape path and later found Sooyeon’s blood-stained shoe (another twist in my stomach).

At home, Sooyeon’s mom was worried but Eunjoo still didn’t tell her anything. Mom was going nuts, worrying the victim’s family might have taken Sooyeon. She begged Det. Kim to tell everyone that Sooyeon’s dad was innocent. This came as a shock to Eunjoo who viewed her father highly. She demanded to know if Sooyeon’s aware that she’s after all not a murderer’s daughter.

At Jungwoo’s home, he got scolded for being weak and for being kidnapped. He kneeled down and begged for them to save Sooyeon, of course, no one really listened. And came the line of the night from Han Tae Joon, “She went to save you and you left her behind? If something happened to her, it’s YOU that killed her.” Jungwoo even begged to the stepmother he disliked, and got another cold shoulder. I have a feeling the stepmom has been waiting to see his defeat ever since Taejoon said he only trust his son, Jungwoo, and not her.

Jungwoo was sleeping and mumbling Sooyeon’s name. When he woke up, he came down running, demanding to know where Sooyeon is. He was screaming that his father promised him he’d find Sooyeon and ended up on the ground, crying his heart out.

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Comment

Big round of applause to the child cast. They exceeded any expectations ever given on their shoulders and beyond. Another round for Kim So Hyun who initially was a bit overshadowed by her partner Yeo Jin Goo, she nailed it here and I can feel the pain through her acting. They were so so good that I would even continue watching it if it really was just a teen drama.

To be honest, unlike others who have watched it streaming and had no idea that scene was coming up. I was prepared for it. I have read the recaps and others’ comment and knew what to expect when I watched it but that didn’t make it any easier. It was still painful to watch and it took me a big while to finally watch the whole scene after multiple times pausing it before the story went there. I was in denial a bit… if I didn’t watch it, then it didn’t happen right?

I few days earlier before ep3 came out, I was talking to Yodya onni about their 14-year separation. Nothing we guess made senses, why would Sooyeon wanted to forget her past? What about her mom? And why can’t Jungwoo or someone else find her?

I was dread that they were gonna go with amnesia. The plot was heavily used and doesn’t seem realistic to me. Imagine my surprise when I finally knew the true reason. First I really hate it, but the more I think of it, and the more we talk about it, it makes a lot of senses. Sexual assault is not something new and is a lot more likely to happen than amnesia. I mean, come on, anyone ever knew anyone in their life who has amnesia? But I bet you guys would know at least one person who is directly or indirectly assaulted. And it’s definitely something the victim would have a hard time conquering. They maybe in denial, convincing themselves it never happened or just thought of it as “not that bad”. They need someone to care for them too. I believe that’s where Hyungjoon came in.

Writing-wise, I felt in love with this writer. I don’t care what others said, I love all the metaphors, symbolism, and foreshadows. There are no scenes you can miss, there are no meaningless lines, nothing is accidental in this drama and I think we’re just seeing the iceberg of it.

It’s been a while since I’ve been this hooked and I would appreciate all thoughts and discussions. Feel free to do so.

Episode 4 will most likely be posted tonight in a few hours, if not tomorrow’s morning.


One Step At A Time : Plot Summary

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One Step At A Time : Plot Summary

(Part 2 : Chapter 15 – Ending)

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Chapter 14 ended with Yoon Eun Hye ran off after a talk on the cell phone with her now celebrity ex-boyfriend, Se7en.

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After a heating argument with Big Bang, Yunho and the boys come back to their dorm and he went to console Eunhye which cheer her up a little. Se7en still tries endlessly to make up with Eunhye to no avail. Big Bang helps him, DBSK despises him. Eventually, Eunhye’s younger brother Bansuk help Big Bang reunite the couple at YG building. This time, however, they finally formally break up.

Life goes on. Se7en and Park Han Byul announced their public dating in order to revise his earlier public scandal with BoA as requested by SM Ent. While DBSK V. launch their 11-track full-length album all consisted of songs they personally wrote and continue their promotions on various variety shows and stations. One time, they encounter Jeon Hye Bin, who is later revealed to be the person who almost break DBSK apart and also Eunhye’s arch-enemy.

At that time, Hyebin’s popularity and career has been on decline. So once she starred in a mini-drama with DBSK, she decided to use them as a tool to gain publicity by spreading rumors of her and 2 DBSK members – Yunho and Yoochun. To add more fuel to the fire, an incident with the two of them boiling at each other (actually over a trivial) just solidified the rumor. These, however, went on without the realization of Jaejoong as he was shooting another drama in Japan, so once asked about the incident and possible break up on live television, the outcome went havoc. But in the end, they found out the whole truth when Hyebin spilled the beans in an interview that has never been aired.

With Eunhye, she too tried to gain some publicity by trying to coattail the popularity of the X-man couple – Eunhye and Kim Jong Kook. Though seeing him only as a caring brother, Eunhye can’t help but feel irritated by Hyebin’s actions despite Jongkook’s obvious ignorance at her. So they had numerous confrontations and verbal catfights.

As a fire back from her previous misdeeds, Hyebin hasn’t been doing well on her career recently. Therefore, after another humiliating confrontation with DBSK V. she appears to hold grudges against them, especially towards Eunhye, and vow to get revenge.

A series of anti-fan incidents happen as initially expected by Eunhye’s party starting with rude comments, obscene photo-shopping of her photos, to death threat letters, which not only anger Neri – Eunhye’s official fanclub, pinning them against Cassies and even DBSK boys, but also split up Cassiopeia fandom itself into several sub-groups. The serious threat happens when DBSK V. are on their way to the stage to perform at a theme park, an unknown audience throws a water bottle at Eunhye while her friend also tries to use another empty bottle to hit her despite a handful of bodyguards over there. The half-full plastic bottle hits Eunhye hard right at the head and Yoochun furiously grabs the other empty bottle from the fan. Fortunately, this doesn’t injure Eunhye and she decides not to take any charges against them.

The incidents, however, severely hurt Eunhye’s feeling. Though somehow bring Yunho and Eunhye closer to each other. Both hide their feeling towards each other with Yunho knowing his nuna still not fully get ever her ex-boyfriend yet and Eunhye thinking she doesn’t have a chance with him.

Later DBSK V. was appointed as ambassadors of South Korea’s Tourism Authority. They traveled to the famous Jeju Island to film a special show promoting Jeju traveling. They were divided in 2 groups to visit several places at once. First group consists of Eunhye, Changmin and Junsu, the other group being Jaejoong, Yunho and Yoochun.

While walking on a pathway talking to the camera, Eunhye suddenly darts out as she sees a boy chasing after his soccer ball into the road with speedy approaching car. Both are safe but Eunhye hits her head to the edge of the pathway and also deeply-scratch her leg. The filming is halted and the fainting Eunhye is sent straight to the hospital. The whole scene, apparently, was captured by the camera crew and immediately goes viral.

Yunho is raged and blames the two boys for Eunhye’s injuries. He has shown his obvious romantic feeling when she is still unconscious. Turn out the injury at the head isn’t serious besides causing a headache now and then, the real problem is the deep scratch on her leg which could be infected and it’s highly and most likely would leave a big ugly scar on her leg. Eunhye received high praises for her bravery act, but on a flip side, she is put on hiatus to recover. And DBSK has to continue their promotion without her.

Coincidentally, Se7en is also in the very same hospital recovering from swine flu. He is almost back to good health when she is admitted. So he again tries to woo her back, it’s also helpful that DBSK are very busy with their promotion. But every time Yunho visits, it always causes tension between the 3 of them… 4 actually, if counted the public girlfriend Park Han Byul. Se7en acts very clingy of Eunhye, doesn’t care about Hanbyul or the public interest at all. Finally, when being released from the hospital, Se7en comes to see her off with hundreds of fans around them, Eunhye asked him to let her go before she hates him and for the sake of all good time they had together, she doesn’t want to.

From then on, Eunhye and Yunho start acting as a couple though neither admit nor deny it. And Eunhye eventually gain acceptance from Cassiopeia.  

SM Entertainment reveals its own house production for a Korean adaptaion of Nana, the Japanese popular manga-based movie, which will be renamed as “Mi Mi”. Yoon Eunhye will be the lead as Osaki Nana or the Korean name – Jang Mi Mi.

[This adaptation actually meant to be another spin-off from One Step at a Time, but I guess I’ll just mash it up here >_<]

The casting goes as following…

Yoon Eunhye as Osaki Nana (Jang Mi Mi)

Lee Ayumi as Komatsu “Hachi” Nana (Yoon Mi Mi)

Jung Yunho as Honjo Ren (Yon Hwa)

Kim Junsu as Yasu

Park Yoochun as Takumi

Kim Jaejoong as Nobu

Shim Changmin as Shin

For their album promotion, Eunhye mostly sports mature yet boyish image, but for this drama she changes her appearance once again by straighten her shoulder-length hair, wears extension, and dye her hair with silver red highlight, making her look perfectly like a punk rock star.

Xiah Junsu is also another person who dramatically transforms his look. To harmonize the role of Yasu, Junsu decides to shave his head and wears shade all the time. It is even said that he always looks “annoyed”.

 The film also stars other artists such as BoA, Kim Ki Bum, and Jeon Hye Bin… continuing their never-ending bitch fights. At the wrap-up party, Hyebin cooperates with kidnappers to capture Eunhye for her family’s ransom. But thanks to the GPS in her new iPhone, Yunho, Jaejoong and Banseok manage to save Eunhye from the attempt rape in time. The kidnappers implicate Hyebin, so she also got arrested. It is revealed that Hyebin’s luxury lifestyle is at risk since she’s not doing well on her career. As she goes in debt and has to offer herself to some influential people in the business, Hyebin was contacted and conspires with a group of gangsters to kidnap Eunhye as she comes from wealthy family.

The movie turns out to be a moderate success in box office but receives a lot of positive critical comments. Surprisingly, it also becomes Junsu’s breakthrough performance and won him Best Supporting Actor Award. Yoon Eunhye is also applauded for her acting as this is her first time portraying the role of someone so dark and so cold. She also won Best Actress Award for the role.

Another sub-plot revolves around DBSK and their struggles to leave SM Ent. while maintain as a group. Yunho’s contract with them is about to due and he doesn’t wish to renew it. The others still have 5-7 more years with SM, making Yunho refuses to leave without his members. Eunhye tries to offer her help, but the worried Yunho tries to keep her out of harm. This, however, causes tension between the lovebirds and the group itself.

The other contract that will soon be expire is Eunhye’s. She too doesn’t have intention to renew it.

Though his prior purpose is to keep her away from the mess and scandals, Yunho unknowingly hurt Eunhye’s feeling by blocking her out of DBSK’s internal issues, thus making her feel like an outsider despite their 2 years together. Eventually Eunhye accepts an opportunity to set up her own company with her long-time manager and a few influential figures in the show business. She also takes the chance to make a Hollywood debut in an American drama series. Eunhye is set to spend at least 2 years in Los Angeles and would likely be on hiatus another 2 years on settling things with her company “The House”. She briefly informs Yunho about everything and he doesn’t try to oppose her decisions. The unofficial couple unofficially breaks up and Eunhye prepares to leave.

Almost at the last minute, Yunho got sat down and lectured by Ayumi. He ultimately realizes that he has hurt Eunhye’s feeling by not letting her share his pain. Eunhye feels like he doesn’t trust her, doesn’t see her as a companion, and also feel like her value of friendship is being underestimated by all of them. And that’s the main reason why she takes the leave is to hide from him. On the way driving to her place, Yunho calls Eunhye while she is leaving to airport but she ends up cutting him mid-way. So he races to the airport just in time to catch her. They make up, fess up, and formally go out as an official couple. Eunhye is half-forced by Yunho to cancel her plan for Hollywood. The couple goes back to their dorm to find a whole celebration party waiting.

Later, Eunhye gets her attorney to look into the other DBSK boys’ contracts while letting Yunho’s contract due without renewal. It turns out Changmin’s one is actually null and void as it was made when he was still a minor and the person signed the main contract for him, though is a relative, but wasn’t his parents or legal guardians. That only leaves 3 people left to compensate if they are to call it off. As filthy rich as she is, Eunhye offers to pay the penalty compensation for them with the condition for DBSK to sign under her newly-established company instead.

The news has gone public and varied criticisms come up. In the end, Yoon Eunhye or rather The House Company pays 2/3 of the penalty fee while the families of the boys pay the other 1/3. They are signed upon new label – The House. DBSK remains as a group while Eunhye continues paving her own path as an actress.

Do I need to say they live happily ever after? 😀

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Epilogue

4 years later, The House becomes home for a handful of high-quality stars with its alliance with YG. Walking through fire and water together for 4 years, Yunho and Eunhye finally announce their engagement to the public and receive warm welcome.

At this point, though stand strong as group, DBSK members start to branch out to their respective field of interest. After his performance in the K-adaptation of Nana, Junsu displayed great interest in musical and he has done incredibly well. The others have had their feet on acting with a role or two but only Yunho and Yoochun focus on the field. Only Jaejoong and Changmin remain strongly in their original field of music.

7 years later, after many great years together, DBSK officially break up. Junsu announces his long-time relationship with the non-celebrity girlfriend. While Yunho and Eunhye got married. Members pave their each own ways. Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu team up as JYJ and make it to America. Changmin is still a singer but he also shows interest in managing a business.

The End 🙂

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Note : I wrote the whole thing in paper but was soooo lazy to type it down… have been pending all this time >_< But it’s still April! So I didn’t break this promise xD

To compensate for all my readers, there are some excerpts I already wrote for this fanfic and I’ll post it later when I’m not too lazy to type 😛 And the first part of this summary should be up anytime in May… I think. In the mean time, just read whole 14 chapter then this! LOL


Kpop Group Idols – Best Member

They say in each boy/girl group, there would be relatively 1 best entertainer. The ones that shine the most, no matter where they stand, they would always be eyes-catching. The ones those are best-rounded and most well-built on every aspect.

Looks is the first thing that comes to public eyes. They don’t have to be beautiful, but they should be good-looking. Yes, these 2 words are different. For example, I would say Big Bang’s Daesung has the looks, not because he’s handsome, but he has the face that you can look at and still find nice.

Personality, for me is the most important aspect. When I choose whom I would be a fan of, I look at their personality. And as entertainers, it’s not just your personality as a person, but also TV personality that entertains people. Like I would say SNSD’s YoonA has good personality according to what almost everyone said, but the girl doesn’t have TV persona. She can’t really entertain people.

Natural Leadership/Team Player not everybody can be leader, but if you’re not a leader, then you must be team player. If you can’t be either, you better go kill yourself off. Not all Kpop idol leaders have good leadership, but at least they must be great team player to support the group. And since they tend to give the leader role to the eldest, it can’t be helped that sometimes true leaders are pushed to the background.

Other aspects are Wit, Talents, Skills and Experiences.

Many may wonder what the differences between Talents, Skills and Experiences are.

Easiest way to put it, you are born with talents, you develop your skills and you learn from your experiences. I know fans always say this or that person is so talented, most of them are NOT. They are just skillful as they are trained for long years. SNSD’s best vocal, Taeyeon, she is not talented, but she is very skillful that she knows how to use her “ordinary” voice to show “extraordinary” singing skill.

And some artists do learn from their experiences, you would rarely see them make silly mistakes again and again. But there are also those who make me annoyed by their immaturity. Good entertainers should show obvious improvement after years pass.

Following is my personal list on which member of their respective group is arguably considered to be the best member. You may disagree with me, and that’s fine. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. You can reasonably argue with me, but as I stated in the guideline I will not tolerate any bitchy childish acts.

I’ll only list the group that I observe them long enough to be able to judge. I also can guarantee that I have left my bias behind while writing this editorial, so this came purely from the Musician Viola, not a Kpop fan Viola.

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[Randomly Arranged]

1. DBSK – U-know Yunho

It was actually a close tie between Jung Yunho and Kim Junsu. But I gotta give the title to Yunho as he is more mature and wittier and he is a true leader by nature. Even those who never know DBSK before can easily point out that Yunho is their leader.

He passes all the aspects of looks, personality, talents, skills, and experiences. And all of above, I have to hand it to Jung Yunho. He may not be the most talented one, but he is the most multi-talented one.

2. Big Bang – Dae Sung

I have a hard time deciding who should be the best member within Big Bang. I would have handed it to Taeyang if he isn’t too quiet of an entertainer. Taeyang said it himself that there is a reason why he cannot be on shows like Daesung. Though he has the better image of a romanicer, other than that I think both of them are up to par with each other. But Daesung won by his personality and quick wit.

I know too little about TOP to judge, and although G-Dragon used to be my favorite, I don’t think he is the best member overall. But maybe I was wrong. I don’t know.

3. Brown Eyed Girls – Narsha

Narsha. I love her adult idol image that cannot be found in young girls. They say women are at their hottest in their thirties, that’s because the 30s women know who they are and what they want. They have the confidence and charm that is totally different from the young teenagers.

I chose Narsha because while I observe this group of talented women, Narsha stands out to me almost all the time. Jea and Miryo lack TV personality, and Ga-in lacks… something I cannot really point out… but it’s something I find in Narsha. So! For BEG, I’ll crown Narsha the best member.

4. Super Junior – Kyu Hyun

I used to say it in my rant before that same as their female counterpart, SNSD, I feel like they need to stick together to shine. My first choice for best member is actually Sung Min. but Sungmin is too much of a middle man. You know? He is mediocre in everything – singing, dancing, looks, and persona. Not that great, but not that bad either. Then I look at Kyuhyun, his vocal is the best, no questions about that. But other than that Kyu is still too quiet. Some say he has good personality, but still…

Then I came to Han Geng, but as he will soon no longer be a SuJu, I tick him off as well as Jae Bum from 2PM. Deciding between Sungmin and Kyuhyun, I think Kyu has the better potential to grow bigger than Sungmin. Therefore, the title goes to maknae Kyuhyun.

5. Wonder Girls – Min Sunye

With Wonder Girls, it was also a close tie between Sunye and Ye Eun. Both I think are very well-rounded. But Sunye is more skillful and more caring for the team which I find greater than Ye-eun’s great sense of humors and wit, even though I love her to death.

Like many, including me, notice, Wonder Girls tend to lean towards Sunye a lot as she is more well-built than them. We wouldn’t even have to talk about her looks as she was chosen by the plastic surgeons to be the most beautiful idol. Though I always question Wonder Girls talent, I still have to agree Sunye can easily go solo if the time has come.

6. SNSD – Kwon Yuri

While deciding on the best member from SNSD, I have 3 people in mind – Sooyoung, Yuri and Seohyun. I used to like Seohyun a lot because of her persona. But after seeing her in WGM, Seohyun started to die on me. Sooyoung, though is still able to keep her dorkiness and not let the fame gets to her, is too quiet. So the title goes to Kkap Yuri.

At first glance, Yuri is more of a plain Jane. She is not an eye-catching member. But the more you see her, the more she grows on you. Yuri’s vocal is not that great but she’s still better than most of her band mates and next to Hyoyeon, Yuri is the best dancer of the band. Not to mention that she seems to be more of a leader than Taeyeon and also very capable on shows. So even though Yuri is not on my top 3 fave list, I still think Kwon Yuri is the best member of SNSD.

7. 2PM – Jang Woo Young

Since Jay is out, I have no choice left but Wooyoung. Of course, if it’s vocal, Junsu is the best. But ever since Heartbeat single, I started to see Wooyoung’s potential, not only in singing, but also in acrobatic area. And he is also very good at MCing. So I think Wooyoung would have really good potential to go further. Junsu, though best vocalist, is too shy and too distant. TaecYeon is neither talented nor skillful enough, he also has no wit for variety shows, FO2 prove it. Nichkhun lacks vocal skill and language skill though I think he could make it very very big.

But as of now, I think Woo Young is the best member out of the six-member 2PM.

8. 2AM – Jo Kwon

Actually, the only thing that put Jo Kwon in this position is his personality. He has such a big persona. While other members are relatively more collective.

When I first know 2AM, I have a big question mark for Jo kwon as I’m not sure if he’s… erm… straight or not. But from what I see, he has the manly side of himself. And being trained with Beastly idols help a lot too. One good thing about 2AM is all of the members are capable of singing. I love that they focus more on their music, not just their looks. And Jo Kwon also execute that part, so I have nothing more to say, let’s just give the man the title of 2AM best member.

9. 4minute – Ji Yoon

Right now, 4minute is my favorite girl group. I still can’t decide on my favorite member though. All of them are really great in my eyes. But if I have to choose the one with best potential, I would have to choose Ji Yoon. In the singing area, of course she still can’t compete with Ga Yoon, and in dancing area, HyunA is also more experienced than her. But over-all, Jiyoon is still the best-rounded member. She can sing, rap, dance and the members say it themselves that while leader Ji Hyun is assigned the mother role for them, Jiyoon is their father figure. Obviously imply that she has leader nature.

On stage, I also feel that Jiyoon has the strongest presence. So Jiyoon will be crowned the best member of 4minute.

10. KARA – Han Seung Yeon

You know what? I actually cannot choose the best member from KARA as I can’t see any of them going solo and be successful. None are talented or funny or skillful enough. I chose Seungyeon because out of the 5, I think she has best potential. And she is also the most ambitious.

Personally, I also think Seungyeon has more leadership skill than Park Gyuri, but she is a great team player nonetheless. Goo Hara might be KARA’s Mascot, but I think Seungyeon would be the one who takes these girls to the top. Not the “Goddess” Gyuri, not the “Cutie” Nicole and not the “Ant-waist” Hara. I leave out Kang Ji Young here as I have a feeling that she is a hidden card. I want to believe she has good potential, but we would never know until she gets the full spotlight.

11. 2NE1 – Sandara Park

I know many would question my decision of choosing Sandara Park as 2ne1’s best member. But from my perspective, besides her lacks of vocal ability, Dara has everything needed to go solo. She has the looks, the wit, the experiences and the persona (obviously). If we’re talking about stage talent only, I would say Gong Minzi is the best. But as we talk about entertainer, I gotta hand it to Dara. She knows how to communicate with fans, she knows how to use the cameras, and she is also the most professional performer on stage.

12. After School – Park Gahee

Even though she’s often considered too old for teeny idol world, Gahee is still the best of After School. What would they do without her? Gahee has the longest experience in this business. She is undeniably the best female dancer in Kpop nowadays. And although she doesn’t have the voice, Gahee’s rap is good enough to pass off.

13. SS501 – Kim Hyun Joong

I’m actually not in the position to judge SS501 as all I see is… Kim Hyun Joong. He overshadowed all of his members. Though he is the most popular, I gotta say Hyunjoong still lacks in many parts. His singing is probably the weakest in his group. And compare to other successful idol group, Hyunjoong still lacks leadership skill as he’s not helping his members to gain more limelight at all.

However, I still have to say he’s the best member of SS501 as an entertainer; he has the best potential in his group. With the popularity he has, Kim Hyun Joong can easily go solo. But if DSP want his No.1 boy group to be successful, they and Hyunjoong gotta gear things up a lot.

14. SHINee – Key

It’s been a while since I last checked up news about Shining SHINee. So I based my judgment on not so many times I have watched them in shows and on stage, which might be wrong.

Initially, Key is more of a hidden member to me. Both Taemin and Minho got more limelight though only thing they both have is the looks. Jonghyun has the best vocal but lacks good TV persona. And Onew… what can I say… I still don’t find Onew attractive in any ways.

Key started to stand out when watching him on shows. He has good wit and good TV personality. His performance skill is also slightly better than the others. So for now, I’ll say Key is the best member of SHINee.

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Well, that’s my thought. Tell me yours.


Enigma Scandal – Prologue #1

Prologue 1

Kang Hye Na worked diligently at her office, signing papers, making proposals, and speaking to representatives. When she first became the Director of YD Consultants Group Co., Ltd., she thought it would be an easy job. Exactly what does one need to do to consult, right? Instead though, she was surprised to know that she had a lot of things to do. But those naïve thoughts were of five years ago. Now she was as busy as this!

Her expensive desk, exclusive shipped from Italy, was cluttered with papers and contracts. The layers of paper obscured the true beauty of the desk’s intricate carvings but she did not care. She just needed someone to help her with these papers. Even taking over time didn’t help her at all.

Someone knocked on the double mahogany doors but in her concentration, Hye Na could not hear it. The knock persisted and then stopped. A head poke out from the opened door and Secretary Seo cleared his throat.

“Er… Madam?” The man called out. The business woman sitting by the desk did not look up from the bundle of papers. “Madam Kang. Madam Kang! Madam!”

Startled at the loud commotion brought on by the secretary, Hye Na jumped in her chair and unconsciously let her Mont Blanc pen slip from her fingers. The lightweight utensil skipped through the air. Had Secretary Seo not closed the door, the pen would definitely poke one of his eyes out. The Director winced at the scene and stared at the door. A minute later, Secretary Seo poked his head in again and bowed to his boss.

“I heard you when you first called.” Hye Na snapped. “Do you think I’m deaf?”

The secretary laughed awkwardly.

“Never mind.” She scowled with a wave of her hand. Secretary Seo flinched and dodged behind the door as if he was expecting another pen to shoot his way. She glared at him even harder. “Secretary Seo!”

“Yes, Madam!”

“Say what you have to say so I can continue with my billion dollar money-making scheme.”

“Excuse me, Madam, but I believe your billion dollar money-making scheme has to wait.” Secretary Seo wiped the sweat off his forehead. Being Kang Hye Na’s secretary was never an easy job. “You have a meeting at two o’clock and…” He glanced at his watch and it read 2:15. “Everyone is waiting, ma’am.”

“They haven’t killed each other off yet?” She made a face. “Too bad…”

“I was kind of hoping they would kill you.” Secretary Seo muttered as he closed the door.

“I heard that!” Hye Na’s voice growled.

“Sorry, Madam!”

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Hye Na walked into the room and immediately recognized the tension floating around in the uncomfortable atmosphere. She could definitely feel these money-making midget schemers flex their big heads to prepare themselves for the tedious job of sounding out their opponents.

Daring to walk in front of her, Secretary Seo rushed to the conference table to hand out the binders that had been prepared for this certain meeting. When he saw Hye Na standing behind her big comfortable chair and tapping her Jimmy Choo heels impatiently, he dropped his current job and rushed over to pull out the chair for his boss. She smiled graciously at him and took her seat.

The meeting now began.

“Gentlemen,” Hye Na smiled at the congregated group in front of her. “Please retract your claws and hear me out. Before you are your business rivals. I know that very well. But you are all my customers and as you and I are both aware of the current situation, we are all in deep trouble.”

Hya Na’s vulture-like eyes scanned the people in the room.

“You!” Her index finger pointed to Lee Soo Man, the CEO of SM Entertainment. Besides her, Secretary Seo flinched at the harshness of her voice. “Your company has been in the red for the past year. SME suffers a lot because of your slave contract scandals, surely you know this. People think you’re using your artists as money-making machines and it tarnishes your image every single time another scandal appears. Sooner or later, no talents would want to be recruited into SM. You know what that means, right? SME will be nothing but history.”

On the other side of the room, Park Jin Young chuckled at the statement made.

“And you!” Hya Na immediately turned to the laughing monkey. “Nobody can deny the fact that you and your #1 artists are in trouble. From Wonder Girls to 2PM, you have been heavily criticized and boycotted by your own customers. You think releasing new singles while ignoring the matters at hand will help? Well think again!”

Yang Geun Suk, the chief executive officer of YG Entertainment, fidgeted where he sat.

“How was your deal with Sony Music, Mr. Yang Geun Suk?” Hye Na coldly inquired.

“W… We’re doing… w… well.” Mr. Yang managed to stutter out.

“Good. My schemes are always brilliant.” Hya Na giggled at her own praise. “Ain’t I the one who say having Flo Rida featured will help your golden-haired freakish boy out of trouble?”

Surviving for this long, DSP Entertainment‘s CEO Lee Ho Yeon didn’t expect her to turn against him. But she did anyway.

“I don’t have much knowledge about music but I can tell you right here, right now Mr. Lee that you should start recruiting real talent and forget the looks.” She smirked. “You know that your #1 SS501‘s ranking is even behind those newcomers, right?”

Lee Ho Yeon was obviously uncomfortable by the statement and Hye Na reveled at his nervousness before turning to the last person.

“And last but not least…” She looked at the corporate executive officer although she couldn’t even call him as such. No one had officially acknowledged him. “You’re a nobody, Mr. Park Chung Woo. Yes, even though your company was established for more than two years with a popular A-list star, you’re still a nobody. Does that hurt?”

Kang Hya Na lets out a laugh that roared around the hollowness of the conference room, her successful reign of terror slowly diminishing as she finished her enjoyment. Snapping back into character, she smiled at her guests.

“Fortunately for you all, you have me. And me, an intelligent being of tremendous talents, have decided to grace you with an utterly brilliant plan to boost your images and save your red asses.”

She snapped her fingers and immediately Secretary Seo rushed to turn off the lights. The guests and its dominating host turned their attention to the LCD projector screen.

“Here it is…” Hya Na whispered. “Enigma.”

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Please continue reading Prologue #2 at Eirallina’s Compilation


Enigma Scandal

Enigma Scandal

A collaboration of the unlikely twins

Viola501 and Eirallina D’Amico

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Starting Date : 10 April, 2010

Finishing Date : 00/00/2010

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Genre : Comedy, Romance, Drama, Mysterious

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Foreword

A man in late twenties to mid-thirties was lying on the ground. His eyes were wide open though sadly, he could no longer see. He couldn’t see the medics checking his body for the temperature and stiffness of his limbs. He couldn’t see the two detectives watching over him with sympathy, shaking their heads once or twice before whispering to each other of countless possibilities. Splashes of bright light could have blinded his vision as crime scene photographers took pictures of his wet body. But then again, he couldn’t see.

Lee Jae Han was dead.

With the simple gesture of nodding heads, the male detective separated from his partner to approach the group of people huddling in the corner outside of the bathroom. Peering in to look at the dead body ever so discreetly as yellow tape lines prevented them to get closer, some cringed while others just looked on, unfazed but definitely disturbed.

With the cigar hanging from the corner of his lips, he took out a notepad from the pocket of his black trench coat and a pen from his shirt pocket before ushering the group of people towards the other side of the room. Once they settled, dark eyes followed in on their every movement slowly, deliberately testing and checking on their reactions as he spoke.

“Greetings, everyone.” He addressed. “I’m Detective Parker Jung of the Ministry of Criminal Investigation in Seoul, nice to meet you. Although I don’t think this is a nice way of meeting people but given the circumstances we can make arrangements.” He cleared his throat and pointed to someone inside the crowded crime scene. “That lady over there is my partner, Medical Examiner Ikeda Rein also from the Ministry. I’ll introduce you to her later but for now, do you guys mind if I ask a few questions?”

He received a couple of yeahs and sure, why nots but other than that, nothing much.

“Please tell me if I’m wrong but the man lying there in the bathtub right now is a Mr. Lee Jae Han, a personal photographer from Miss Yoon’s company, correct?”

As he mentioned the dead person (body), nervous eyes were thrown about.

“The last time he was seen alive was when he was talking to you…” Parker turned towards Yoon Eun Hye, a woman in her twenties garbed lavishly in her stage costume of a short one piece dress and leggings of midnight blue. “…. inside your dressing room. But what do you know, less than an hour later he’s in your bathroom dead. Am I getting this right?” She slowly nodded, her eyes glancing at the dead body as it was carried out of the bathroom by two medics on a stretcher of neon orange. He cleared his throat and her attention snapped to him immediately. “May I ask, Ms. Yoon, what were you doing between 8:15 and 8:45?”

“Are you accusing her of something?” A feisty woman with a heavy set of cameras around her neck brushed past one of the members of the group to step alongside her friend, anger obvious in her gait. “How could Eun Hye kill him? She was on stage with Enigma. The whole crowd could be her alibi!”

“Well, Miss…” Parker glanced back at his notebook for reference. “Park Kyo Yi… According to what Ikeda Rein said, if you recall she’s the head Medical Examiner, Mr. Lee hasn’t died for long. Maybe 30 minutes max. Ms. Yoon could have easily killed him before she took off to perform on stage with Enigma.”

“I did not kill him.” The woman in question replied with her head held up high. “And sir, haven’t you seen the sign?” She pointed to the big white/red sign on the wall to their right. “Please put out your cigarette. You can’t possibly talk, take notes, and smoke at the same time.”

Parker ignored her comment and took a puff of his cigar to boot.

“So before you went out of this room to perform, did you two have a fight?” He inquired.

“No.”

“No hitting, no pushing, no…”

“No.”

“No putting his head under the water, perhaps?” Parker said hopefully.

“That is enough.”

Parker’s eyes turned to look at the male who stepped up to Yoon Eun Hye’s defense, opposite of Park Kyo Yi.

“Hello.” Parker nodded.

“Are you accusing Eun Hye of something?” The man repeated with what Kyo Yi had asked a few minutes back.

“No, sir.” He glanced down at his notes and took note of what he had written. Jung Yun Ho, a hot blooded artist before quickly jotting down how the man had repeated the same question Kyo Yi had inquired.

“He drowned, right?” Yun Ho asked but didn’t wait for the answer. “In the matter of five minutes, how could she had hit him, drowned him, spilled water all over the place, and then go on stage as if nothing happened? If you ask me, there was no blood or water on her clothes when we met up so your inference is wrong.”

“Do they not say that celebrities are fast at changing clothes?” Ikeda Rein joined her partner and greeted the group with a bow, as was her habit. “Medical Examiner of the Ministry of Criminal Investigation Ikeda Rein at your service, guys. Nice to meet you. And to answer your question, Ms. Park, Ms. Yoon here could have done all the things you mentioned and then changed her clothes before meeting up with you without ever leaving a trace behind.”

“She can’t.” Kyo Yi justified. “Enigma‘s fashion concept prevents duplicates of the same dress.”

“I see.” Rein’s cold eyes glanced around the dressing room with its fluorescent lights illuminating the mirrors of the makeup area to the racks of clothes at the corner. She turned back to the group, her eyes intently focused on Yoon Eun Hye. “May I ask about your relationship with the victim, Ms. Yoon?”

“He’s one of my photographers.” Eun Hye answered. “And also one of my friends.”

“Did he have any enemies when he was alive?”

“None that I’m aware of.”

“What about you, Miss Park? You’re his boss, right?”

Kyo Yi shrugged.

“He gets in trouble once or twice. But he can take care of himself.” She said. “I can’t think of anyone that would want him dead though.”

Ikeda Rein glanced at the door.

“When Enigma was performing, this room wasn’t locked. Am I correct?”

Parker butted in.

“We’ll have to do further investigation for DNA and fingerprints. Everybody please get on queue. Leave all ten of your fingerprints and a drop of blood.” Following Parker’s announcement was only silence. Seeing this, he grunted. “I was just kidding. Some hair will do.”

Shaking her head at her partner’s dry humor, Rein cleared her throat and smiled at everyone.

“Ladies and gentlemen, I wouldn’t have to tell you Mr. Lee was murdered here tonight and all of you present are suspects of the crime. Under Korea’s administration, the law expects that you will not leave the country under any given circumstances. If you have reasons to leave the country or even the city, please report to us of your whereabouts.”

“In short…” Parker smirked. “You have to be in our sight until we figure out who the perpetrator is.”

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Important Note

This is a collaboration of Viola501 and Eirallina. And we both have our own WordPress. So! To cut out unnecessary problems, we have come to the agreement that I, Viola, will post the odd chapters in my lair Fangs’ Castle. And Eirallina will post the even chapters in her Eirallina’s Compilation.

I’ll also add the chapters, both published in my and her WordPress, at Index page.

Excuse us for the inconvenience. Hope you enjoy reading the story ^__^

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Disclaimer: The following is a work of fiction. The events and characters are fictional and the celebrity names/images are merely borrowed and do not represent who the celebrity is in real life. No offense is intended towards them, their families or friends. This fan fiction is 100% written by us unless otherwise indicated. Do not redistribute, translate, or post in any place without the consent of Eirallina and Viola501. No joke. (If my twin doesn’t kill you, I will.)

© Eirallina and Viola501 2010. All rights reserved.


Chapter 14 : Tears Drop and Fallen from Her Face

One Step at a Time

Chapter 14 : Tears Drop and Fallen from Her Face

Jung Yunho tried to be as soundless as he can. It hurts him so much to see Eunhye crying her heart out like that; it made his mind went wild and he wanted to kick some asses. The first ass, without doubt, would be of that man, Kim Jaejoong.

His band mates are all plumping on the ground of the living room, chatting about what just had happened. Jaejoong sat with his back towards the front door, so he couldn’t see the danger coming from behind. Yunho gave a signal for them to be quiet and the YooSuMin roger.

“Well, I didn’t want to hide it from you guys, you know? But it’s her personal life, man!” Jaejoong was still babbling “And Eunhye trusted me enough to tell me that though we never know each other whatsoever, so how could I ever betray her trust?”

“Oh, but you can betray our trust?” leader’s cold voice froze the umma’s body. He turned around to see Yunho with that devilish smile.

With the scent of danger crept up to his brain, Jaejoong tried to run away but Yunho was still able to headlock him to the ground.

“How long have you known this, hyung?” he emphasized the honorifics while twisting his friend’s neck.

“Yunho-ah! Please forgive me!” Hero cried. No! He doesn’t want to die young!

“You know it since the news was out, right?”

“Yeah, but I didn’t want her to know it so I distracted her then” the boys can remember when Eunhye wanted to use Changmin’s phone to check the news but Jaejoong pulled her attention.

“And?”

“Can you let go of me first?” Jae tapped Yunho’s arm around his neck. The leader answered by twisting his neck again “Arghh!!! You’re killing me!”

The trio YooSuMin have been stayed away from the angry beast Yunho all this while. But Yoochun couldn’t help himself but to ask “You like Eunhye nuna?”

“Eh?” Yunho was surprised for that blunt question that he unintentionally loosened his grab. Jaejoong took the opportunity to turn the situation around. He pushed the leader off, twirled his face to the ground and sat on his shoulder. “Hey hey!”

“I’m on top now, Yunho-shi~” Jaejoong winked. “Now tell us. You really like our Eunhye, don’t you?”

Yunho face turned scarlet red.

“Awww how cute!” Changmin clapped “Your face is like a tomato, hyung!”

“I’m betting on your side, hyung” Junsu added “I’ll be the Cupid for your love~”

“B.. but but” he stuttered and blushed “She already has Dong Wook sunbae-nim”

“And you’re going to give up just like that?” Yoochun raised an eyebrow “Sounds not like you”

“And he’s a cheating jerk, remember?” Changmin pointed “So you still have a chance”

Jaejoong petted his friend’s head “I know you’ve been jealous of me being too close to her” he chuckled “So, I’m going to help you with this”

“So you didn’t like her too?”

“No” Jaejoong reassured him “Believe it or not, she said I was like her older brother though I’m a year younger” other members burst out laughter. Yunho spread out his maniac grin.

“I know I said it before and I’m going to say it again” Yoochun said “You’re aging, hyung!”

“So one obstacle is clear now” Junsu declared “You’re in or you’re chicken out. Choose it, U-know?”

“So…” Yunho pondered “What do I need to do?”

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A cell phone was pressed to her face. She ignored it and brushed the intruder off. But this intruder was a stubborn one, she’s still bouncing around with that phone of hers.

“Call him!” Ayumi demanded, forced the phone on her friend.

“No.” Eunhye pushed her off once again.

“Make a call!”

“No.”

“Come on! Make a god damn call!”

“I said NO!”

“Yoon Eun Hye!”

“Lee Ayumi!”

The two stared at each other for a whole minute, and then Ayumi just plumped down on the sofa next to Eunhye, crossing her arms. While Eunhye went back to her Laptop, working.

“Aishhh… if you don’t call him, the thing between you two would still be pending, and you would still unable to focus on your work”

“I’m not going to call him. I have nothing to talk to that man anymore” Eunhye said with gritted teeth.

“Liar!” Ayumi hugged the cushion and faced her friend “You miss him. You want to talk to him. I know” her friend turned away “Eunhye-ah, lose that pride of you and call him. Give him this one chance to explain.”

“No, I’m not going to call him. And no, it’s not because of my stupid pride.” She said it before the Japanese roomie can open her mouth “I want to hear his explanation, I really do. But if he does care for me, if he still sees me as someone important to him, he would have already called me by now. And you see, he doesn’t even care to give me some words of assurance. It can only be interpreted that he didn’t see our relationship as anything but a fling”

“Sigh. Eunhye, you know I love you, right?”

Her eyeballs bulged out “What with that lesbo query just now?”

Smack! Smack!

“Ouch!” Eunhye rubbed her head “You are so aggressive lately, you know?”

“Well, because I love you since you are an important friend of mine. You’d better listen to me. Coz I want the best for you”

“Are you sure you’re not my mom?” she grinned “Ah! Sorry sorry!” she quickly said it before the violent Ayumi going to beat her up again.

“What I’m trying to say is, you should get things settled. Whether it’s a break up or it’s a make up, just make things clear. So you can finally be able to move on.” Ayumi paused “I heard you couldn’t do the dance rehearsal today”

“Yeah, I ruined it” Eunhye’s mood went down. “I wasn’t concentrating”

“See?”

“I know I mess up today. But I won’t let it happen again. I won’t let someone who doesn’t care about me screwing with my life and my feeling!”

“That’s the attitude, girl!” Ayumi smiled finally. “Now make the phonecall”

No!

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Eunhye woke up next day by the pillows thrown at her.

“Yoon Eun Hye. Wake up!” the Japanese roommate kept throwing pillows at her.

“Yah! Quit it” the Korean beauty sleepily duck her head deeper “You’re giving me headache”

“You lazy bum! It’s almost 4 in the afternoon. Wake up!”

“Ayumi Lee, I went to bed at 6 in the morning, give me a break” After the long 3 months of their Follow Your Dream and One Step at a Time promo, the 6 of them finally got some rest before starting new promotion. And last night was their final Goodbye stage. And the tiring Eunhye collapsed once she got to her bed.

“It is time for break. We’ll go clubbing. Get up!”

“Don’t wanna go”

Silence. Eunhye lifted her head up a little to see what her roommate is doing. At the same moment, Ayumi throw herself at her friend instead of the pillow.

“Argh! What the heck you’re doing?!” the lady was fully awake. Her roomie is on top of her.

“Wahhh… looking closely like this. Your skin is really beautiful” Ayumi smear her fingers on Eunhye’s cheek. She was about to give YEH a peck at her soft cheek when Eunhye pushed her off.

“Yah! I’m not going to turn lesbian because of one cheating jerk!” the Japanese giggled “Clubbing! Right!” Eunhye stomped to the bathroom.

“Haha she’s so cute” Ayumi pulled her mobile out and made a call “Jaejoong ah… yeah yeah… Ani, no more tears, she’s looking fine… I’ll send her there in 15 minutes”

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Excluded 2 of their youngest members, DBSK V. with the addition of Ayumi stepped inside the lavish club in the centre of Seoul. There was no doubt that the five of them were head-turners. Even though it’s not a surprise for this renowned place to be visited by famous figures, the presence of DBSK still conquered.

Yoon Eunhye looked around the place, unsure of what she was doing here. Ayumi pretty much dressed her up, put her into the van, and bam! They are here. The 3 oldest boys were here as well. While Changmin, who preferred drinking by himself and Junsu who ran off to his girlfriend were not here.

With his usual slimy smile, Yoochun rest his arm on the counter, calling for the manager’s attention.

“Hey, Micky!” a man in his 30s pat the boy shoulder and shouted in English “It’s been sometime huh? Heard you’ve been busy”

“Yep, bro” he grinned “I brought my pals here today. Can we get the Azalea room?”

The manager’s smile faded a little.

“Sorry, I didn’t expect you to come. So I gave the room to someone else” Micky was obviously surprised. The room he mentioned was a special deluxe VIP room, big enough for 10 people throwing a party and it was decorated in European style. But not only you must have the money… fame, credibility and connections are also what needed. Normally, this room would always be kept for DBSK and/or SM artists.

“Oh? Are Super Junior here too?” the manager shook head.

“It’s not SuJu, it’s Big Bang

After the name being said, the others who have been looking around, flirting and checking out immediately turn their faces back to the speaker. “…but the Sakura room is available, would you want to?”

Micky was about to refuse the offer when Eunhye tapped the counter to get both men’s attention “Yes, please. We’d like to have the room.”

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This is so not fun. It couldn’t even be called clubbing!

Sakura room was different from Azalea room. It was decorated in modern Japanese style with the main color of Sakura pink and Bamboos. The sofa was replaced with zabuton cushions and Kotatsu table with heater under it. The food was all over the table and they had the up-tempo songs playing, but instead of enjoying the night, they are all eating quietly. Yoon Eunhye was sitting a little bit apart from the others. And obviously, the girl was pissing.

Everyone kept glancing at her as if she’s a time bomb that’s about to explode. And it’s frustrating. They faked the laughter and the giggling. Just because she fought with their YG hyung and accidentally met Big Bang here, they think she’s going to go crazy?

Finally, after Jaejoong’s 478th glance at her, Eunhye snapped.

“What?” she asked curtly. The pretty boy startled and looked the opposite way. “Gosh! Can y’all quit staring at me like I’m about to break? I’m not made of glasses, you know?”

Silence…

“Fine! I’m going to get some drink” and she left the room. These people! They supposed to help her recover! But they’re not helping at all! Treating her like a porcelain doll like that.

Eunhye stomped down the stair to the bar and order a bomb-shot. Just when she’s about to knock it off, her cell phone rang.

Choi Dong Wook’ that’s the caller. Being pissed off as she was, Eunhye ignored the call.

After the news broke out for more than a week, he just called her now? Even without that news, as someone who were officially dating, he should have called her earlier, didn’t he?

But Se7en was sure as stubborn; he kept calling her non-stop that Eunhye finally had to pull the battery off.

“Who make my beautiful princess cry?” a male voice came from behind “Tell me and I’ll kill him”

Without looking back, Eunhye drained her bomb-shot and replied “Good. It’s Choi Dong Wook, slay him.”

“Wha-at?” he sat down next to her “That man dared to make you cry? Damn! I shouldn’t have handed you to him, right?”

“Oppa, you were never serious with me in the first place” Lee Minwoo dramatically grabbed his chest as if she hurt him badly.

“Ouch! I’m dying because of your coldness, my Queen” Eunhye gave him a glance. And the Shinhwa member quit his act “You are no fun today, Eunhye-shi”

“Aren’t you supposed to be taking care of your customers, Minwoo-shi?”

“I’m taking care of you here, right?” he gave her his signature grin. “I’ve heard the news. So you two did break up?”

“Sort of”

“Meaning I have a chance now eh?”

“Kind of”

“And you don’t have any new guy in sight now?” Eunhye who has been ignorant to her oppa halted a little with this question, before answering

“Maybe…”

Minwoo wasn’t a fool. Everybody knows him as a ladies’ man and he knows the ladies well. He can tell that his little sister was thinking of someone else when he prompted her the question “Yaaaaaah” he drawled “Who is this latest lucky bastard? Tell me. Tell me!”

“No one” the girl still played ignorant.

“Oh! Come on~”

“Aishhh it’s nobody! I don’t have anyone!”

Minwoo didn’t pester. He put his arm around her, grabbed her hand and changed topic “Hey, if you wanna get even with that jerk, I’m at your service” and he kissed her hand.

“By the existence of the girl at 2 o’ clock, I’m afraid I have to deny such a kind offer” Eunhye gave him an evil smile. Minwoo turn his head to the way Eunhye mentioned to see a girl staring at them with flame in her eyes.

“Holy crap!” he immediately pulled his arm away from her body “Byebye dongsaeng, I gotta go.”

“See you around if you’re still alive, oppa” Eunhye’s grin was wider. She watched her oppa worked his magic and the girl got all lithe in his arms. She chuckled.

“Glad to see you having fun, nuna” another man said from the other side of her. Big Bang’s Taeyang sat right next to her with a bottle of Hite beer in his hand. “You’re cool?”

“Can’t be any cooler” she answered before ordering Cass beer.

“Hey! I’m endorsing Hite, you know?” he yelled when seeing bartender served her Cass “Can’t you at least help us? What would people think if they see you drinking Cass while sitting with me?”

“I would say ‘I don’t care eh eh eh eh eh~’ ” she mocked him with the famous line from their female counterpart band, 2ne1, and had a sip. “And Cass is tastier!”

“Geez, woman!”

“How was your Japan promo?” she casually asked.

“It’s great. Thanks to your boys” he thumbed up to the DBSK “They breakthrough Japan market, so it’s easier for Big Bang.”

“I’m happy to hear that. You know I’m your big fan, right?”

“Thanks nuna” he gave her an eyes smile “Then can you help us out? It’s something that has been bothered us for a while now.”

Eunhye got alert and carefully asked “What is it?”

“Talk to hyung” exactly as she expected! She rolled her eyes and had a big gulp of her beer “Seriously, nuna! Both of you are making us all go crazy!”

“And is that my fault?”

“I’m not saying that. I just want you to talk to him. Call him and make it clear” he paused “Don’t you feel cramped leaving it all like this?”

With the alcohol in her blood, Eunhye got more berserk “Alright, alright. I’ll talk to him”

Seem like this is the password Taeyang has been waiting for coz he clapped his hand with joy and pulled her from her seat “Great! Hyung is on the line!”

The romantic king dragged her to secluded balcony where…(Why didn’t she suspect this before?)Choi Seung Hyun aka. TOP of Big Bang was waiting with a phone in hand. They put the phone in her hand, push her out to the middle of the balcony and locked her out… alone.

Both boys gave her peace sign and maniac grin from the other side of the glass door. Eunhye almost gave them the finger if she didn’t hear a familiar voice from the phone she’s holding.

“Eunhye?”

“Yeobeseyo?”

“Eunhye!” the man shouted with joy “Why didn’t you answer my calls? I must have called you a million times already!”

“Sorry, I couldn’t hear it coz I’m in a pub” she flatted out lying.

“Oh!… I see” Se7en seemed to not know what he should say “Hey! I listen to your track list, all 10 songs. It’s really good. Your vocal has been improved a lot”

“Thank you.” She quietly replied waiting and hoping he got to the point.

“Eunhye, you know oppa miss you right? I think I’m going to fly back soon. And we’ll go out for a date, ok?”

“Oppa…” Eunhye ignored his proposal “Don’t you… have something… to say to me?”

“Well, ermm… oh! Please take care of your health!”

“No, not that”

“Ignore the murderous fangirls…”

“Oppa!”

“And don’t cheat on me.”

“Isn’t that my line?” maybe it’s the alcohol talking, maybe it’s not “How can you be like this? how can you act like nothing happen?”

“Eunhye” suddenly his voice became colder “If you mean that news, you know very well it’s not true. I know BoA contacted you…”

“Yes, BoA told me about the news. And she also told me more than that” Eunhye wiped something off her face, and realized that she’s crying “Do you know that your ‘childhood friend’ called me right after the news broke out? Did she tell you how she embarrassed me?”

“Eunhye –”

“I thought you would definitely have a good explanation for it. I thought I could trust you. I thought that for 3 years, I know you enough. I wished, I hoped that I do!”

Se7en sure can hear her sobbing. And he was speechless.

“Oppa”

“Yes?”

“I think we should not be seeing each other again” she made up her mind “Good luck… and Goodbye”

Ignoring his yelling protest, she hung up. turning back, Eunhye saw that all the Big Bang members were there and Jaejoong and Ayumi were also there. Great! These people gotta be here to witness her graceless breakup. Pushing the door with all her force that it almost hit Seungri’s nose, Eunhye jammed the phone into TOP’s palm and ran off the pub.

“Eune nu–” Yunho froze when he saw her ran pass him like he and Yoochun weren’t there.

Eunhye caught the first cab, and took off. Faster than anyone could react.

And when Yunho recovered from his stun and turned to face the group, all of them know they were in trouble.

Because they had never seen DBSK’s leader being this angry before.

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To be continued…

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Author’s Note: Yes, I have decided to continue this story.

Yes, I know it’s a really really long awaited. I’m really sorry. I get too personal with my story and my artists and all that…

Anyway, hope you enjoy the chapter and leave me comments!

I want to know if you can feel/sense something in this chapter… And I think I’m gonna update quite frequently now ^^


To My Readers II – DBSK & YEH

3 days ago, I’ve finished writing my short story ‘Snow Falling’ and was about to continue my fan-fiction ‘One Step at a Time’ when I heard the bad news.

DBSK/TVfXQ/THSK to STOP Their Group Activity.

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As one avid fan of the group, I felt like my worst nightmare has come true. I see it coming though, but I tried to always keep the faith.

After knowing that from my Angelic Twin, I’ve been searching through my folders about them. There are so many pics, so many articles, so many times they show how much they care and love one another. And it broke my heart.


There are many pics showing their dorky side. When I saw it, I laughed. But when it popped in my head that I’d probably never see them being adorkable around one another anymore, I cried. For the first time since being their fan, I cried. I cried for them, I cried for Cassiopeian and Big East and I cried for myself.

Just because they don’t agree on this one issue, though apparently a big issue, it’s going to terminate all the things they have done together?

I’m not even sure if I could be supporting them as soloists. Sure enough, they are all great entertainers. They have it all – looks, wits, personalities, experiences and talents. But The Gods of The East would shine best only when they are together, that’s what I believe.

On the other hand, Yoon Eun Hye.

I left Soompi partially because of her. I actually have written a post telling the story behind my decision but as it contains so much of my personal anger and disappointment, and might as well defaming people I referred to, I don’t think it would be a good idea to publish it.

I can only reveal that it’s the same incident and similar reasons that made Eirallina deleted her fan-fiction Strung Across

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With my heart being so heavy and my head being so dizzy. I have no idea what I should do with this fiction ‘One Step at a Time’, so I need to ask YOU, my readers, what do you want me to do?

I personally couldn’t stand reading any more fictions about them. It’s too hurtful for me. But that could just be me. Maybe other fans would be more faithful than I am and they would want to read stories of these artists to lighten up their days.

So, May I ask you? Do you want me to…

1. Continue writing this story and finish it the way it was originally planned and supposed to be. OR

2. Abandon it. Just give up on it OR

3. End it in a single post. I actually planned that if there’s anything traumatic happen to either DBSK or Yoon Eun Hye or BOTH, I’d summarize the story in one post and publish it to me readers. As I don’t want to keep you guys hanging.

Please, VOTE, please.

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And I just want to ask… Are you still keeping the faith?