Chapter 10: “My Love, My Comfort and Resting Place Part 3”
After a few minutes, Seyoung broke free from his embrace. She looked at him from head to toe and shook her head.
“You look so thin; this won’t do. Let’s get you to eat,” Seyoung said while forcing Wooyoung to sit in front of the table. “Your manager said you barely ate your lunch.”
“I now understand how you felt when I didn’t call or message you for two days. I’m sincerely apologizing,” he said then looks at the table filled with different side dishes. “Did you prepare all of this yourself?”
“Yes, with my mother’s help. But what’s in this box I made entirely on my own; Omma just supervised,” she said while handing him the box containing the biscotti.
“You made it yourself? For me?” he asked, a wide smile forming on his face. He looks like a kid on Christmas morning who found that he received the gift he was hoping for.
“Oh, I did. You’ve been working so hard, I wanted to support you and this is the only way I can think of right now,” she said while looking him in the eye.
“What do you mean only? It’s more than enough. I love it!”
“That’s all good then. But do not sidetrack me – eat now,” she said feeding him a piece of jeon that he happily chewed on.
“That tastes good,” he said. “You improved a lot.”
“I think so too. I might make it a hobby, it’s kind of interesting. Also it makes Omma happy because we get to spend time together.”
“I completely agree, one hundred percent!”
“I think someone is overly happy I’m making his dream come true,” she teased.
“Of course I am happy; I’m the luckiest man on Earth because of you,” he said as he feed her an eggroll. “Didn’t I tell you before that I can’t live without you?”
“I remembered that. Honestly that trip was really fun. I wonder when we can do that again, it’s going to be really difficult now.”
“Maybe once we start the tour outside the country, you can come with us. After the concert we can take some time off together.”
“Are you not gonna be in trouble if we ever do that?”
“I don’t think so. Jinyoung hyung knows about you and it’s out of the country so it should be fine.”
“Let me think about it,” she replied then added, “Eat, you need to eat.”
“Arasso, I’m eating,” he said before he started to put some food in his mouth. “But I’d really like you to watch me perform.”
“I want to watch you too – soon. I’ll seriously consider your plan,” she reassured him.
“Okay, I’ll settle with that for now,” he said as he continued eating. “The food really tastes awesome! I think I need to come over and thank Omonim personally for helping you prepare the food.”
“Omma will love that; even Appa wants to see you again. Can you believe he’s watching music shows to see you?” she mentioned then laughed. “I find it cute and weird at the same time.”
“He’s probably just joining you when you’re watching,” he teased her.
“How did you know?”
“I have this strong feeling that you’re watching.”
“Sashil I was hoping that you would watch,” he confessed.
“Ah, is that why you’re being completely cute with those heart gestures?”
“Oh, I was thinking you might see.”
“Uri Wooyoung-ie is really such a charming boy. How did you ever think of that?”
“Geunyang,” he said. “Is feeding me your agenda for today?”
“Ani. I brought a movie I wanted to watch with you.”
“What movie? Not red colored please,” Wooyoung said, remembering the last movie that they saw together.
She laughed, remembering the movie he is talking about, “You really didn’t like it at all, am I right?”
“No, not a single bit. I only watched it because of you.”
“I think you’re gonna like this movie,” she smiled.
“Now you’re making me all excited.”
“Finish up so we can do the dishes and start watching.”
“Alright, my lady,” he said and continued eating heartily.
They finished eating in no time, feeding each other as always. Wooyoung wanted to do the dishes together. Though Seyoung was insistent that she do it alone, in the end she conceded.
“Since you wanted to do the dishes together, you rinse and I’ll do the rest,” she said as she stands in front of the sink.
“I have another thing in mind,” said Wooyoung, standing behind Seyoung, wrapping his arms around her. “I think this is better.”
Seyoung gasped, and turned to look at Wooyoung. The moment she turned around, their lips touched. She was about to turn away when he nipped her lower lips making her stand still. She felt his strong longing in his gesture, matching her own, making her respond and give as he was giving. At that point, everything was forgotten – the soap in her hands, the running water, the dishes. All that matters is the two of them, the kiss they are sharing after being apart.
Unfortunately, they had to stop for air. They look at each other’s eyes while they calm their breathing. Wooyoung’s eyes is filled of mischief, on his lips a matching smile. Seyoung shook her head but can’t help but smile at him. This guy is driving me crazy, and that smile. How do I save myself from that?
“Wooyoung-ah, if we continue like this we won’t finish washing the dishes,” she said then added “Go, I’ll do the dishes on my own. Just setup everything for the movie.”
“You sure you can do it on your own? You really don’t need my help?” he teased, placing his hands on her hips.
“Yes, I can do it on my own. Palli ka,” she said, trying to sound as firm as she can.
“Arasso, I’m going,” he said. “We’re watching in my bedroom, okay?”
“Alright, just let me finish from here, jebal.”
“Seyoung-ah, neo chongmal nomo kyeopta!” he said and made his way to his bedroom.
Once he left, she was able to work on the dishes at a better phase. Before long, she went to his bedroom to join Wooyoung.
“What’s the title of the movie we are watching?” he asked as he makes himself comfortable in bed.
“Begin Again. I’ve seen a cover of the OST by Eric Nam and Jimin of 15&. I think it is good.” She said as she press play then made her way to the bed.
“Really? I’m excited now.”
The opening scene shows Keira Knightly singing and playing a guitar.
“Isn’t that the girl from Pirates of the Carribean?” Wooyoung asked.
“Yes, that’s her.”
“I didn’t know she can sing?” he said and held her hand.
“She must have studied for this film,” she said as leans on the pillow.
He lets go of her hand and stretch his arm, wanting her to use it as a pillow and she complied. As they got engrossed with the movie, she started playing with his hair, touching the part that has been shaved off.
“You really like this hairstyle?” he asked looking in her eyes.
“It’s really softer than I thought,” she said, smiling brightly. “Seolma, did you cut it for me?”
“Partly, yes; I was hoping you’ll touch it again and you did,” said Wooyoung, his eyes twinkling.
“Aigoo, so you wanted me to touch your hair that much?”
“Yes, it’s fun.”
She touches his hair once more then turned to the screen, “Let’s watch the movie,” she said.
At some point, they reached the scene where Adam Levine and Keira Knightly moved to New York.
“That singer is in this movie too? Daebak!” Wooyoung said as he feed her some chips.
“Oh, he’s a Singer/Song Writer. Look at those girls, I can imagine that happening if we go out,” she said. “The girls will be all over you and I’ll be in one corner or they might even ask me to take your pictures.”
“I don’t think so, that is not gonna happen,” he said, pulling her close to him, “Ever.”
“Okay, let’s say I believe you,” she said as she hugged him back.
“Yah, I promise, I won’t let that happen,” he said breaking away from the hug to look at her eyes.
“Arasso, I believe you,” she said looking him in the eyes, exchanging a promise they hope to keep.
They seem to be looking at each other’s eyes forever, lost in their own nonverbal conversation when the song Lost Star sung by Keira Knightly played.
“This is the song that I am talking about,” she said, her attention on the song.
“Ah, I can see its appeal. The lyrics though, it’s sad.”
“Or you can look at it the other way around.”
“Or take it literally – the lion kissed the deer,” he said. “Isn’t that like us?”
“That’s not very original, I already heard that somewhere.”
“Chincha? How about the deer kissed the owl?” Wooyoung said, he said teasing.
“Am I that deer and you’re the owl?”
“What do you think?” he asked pinching her cheeks.
“Yah, stop with the cheek pinching already, it hurts!” she said and sat on the bed. “You are going to pay for it.”
Before he could figure out what she’s about to do, Seyoung started to poke him all over. Being he’s not prepared for it, he was gasping for air when he finally caught her hands and got her to lie on the bed.
“I think it is payback time,” he said then tickled her mercilessly.
“Wooyoung-ah, jalmothaesseo. Yah! Jalmothaesseo,” she said trying her best to avoid his tickling to no avail. She moved to sit which was not a good idea because he let himself fall to the bed with her, him on top mischievous eyes looking directly into hers.
She didn’t dare to move. She can feel her heart beating faster than it ever had that she feels she might have a heart failure any minute soon. As if that’s not telling enough, she can also hear it pounding loudly and she knows he is well aware of it.
She not the only one who’s having it rough apparently; Wooyoung is trying his best to control his ragged breathing. Their position doesn’t help though and he’s struggling really hard to behave himself. He loves her that much – he doesn’t want to be hasty nor break her trust in him.
He closed his eyes then cleared his throat, “I think I need some water. Yeah, I’m going to take some cold water okay, do you want some?”
“Yes, I think water sounds really good,” she said, slowly releasing her breath.
“I’ll be right back,” Wooyoung said, he slowly got up and made his way to the kitchen.
While he was at the kitchen, Seyoung finally got herself to calm down. She was thankful and reassured at the same time by the way Wooyoung behaved. She felt his sincerity and the message that came across to her is he would wait for her – he love and respect her that much.
He came back after some time with 2 cold glasses of water, one glass he handed to her carefully. “What did I miss?” he asked as he took his place in bed.
“They broke up and she moved out. Now she’s recording her songs outdoors,” she said after drinking some water. “Doesn’t this scene remind you of that time when we filmed our MV at Ilsan Lake Park?”
“It does. See, I told you it’s more about the feel.”
“I didn’t say anything,” she replied defensive. “Did I say anything?”
“Well, you did look like you were having fun so, I guess that’s fine.”
“Of course I had fun, it’s always fun whenever I go out with you,” she said, smiling brightly.
“Gwiyeoweo,” he said, pulling her into a hug. “Don’t smile at me like that, I’m still distracting myself.”
“Arasso, I’ll concentrate on the movie now.”
They reached the part where the lead character was listening to some music with her producer using a headphone splitter and they can’t help but to think that it could have been great if they thought of doing the same on their Hongdae date.
“Imagine – we can be lost in our own soundtrack, completely oblivious to the public.”
“Yeah, that could have been awesome. I guess there won’t be any chance to do that again.”
“Well, maybe, one of this days that could happen,” he said while holding her hand, out of habit. “Just wait.”
After a while, Wooyoung can’t keep his eyes open anymore. He after all came from a performance out of the country and has been really busy for the past week. Fatigue has caught up with him plus the comfort of the bed.
“Will it be okay if I don’t drop you home, I can’t keep my eyes open anymore,” he said looking at Seyoung, trying his best to keep his eyes open.
“I’m sleeping here today. But before your mind wanders far away, I mean sleep –rest,” she said firmly.
“I know,” he mumbles. “And I won’t ask you to do something you’re not comfortable to do. I love you that much.”
“And I love you too. Go get some sleep; I’ll still be here when you wake up tomorrow.”
“Can I have a good night kiss?” he asked as he hugs her close to him.
She hesitated, yet gave him a peck on his cheek, “There, it that enough?”
“Just that, that’s so vague,” he said.
She took a deep breath then planted a quick kiss on his lips. “Done right, now go to sleep,” she said burying her blushing face on her chest.
His face was almost breaking because of his smile. Before long he fell into a very restful sleep holding his love, his comfort securely in his arms.