"You can't be serious," his dad just stared at him while his mom nodded.
"But I-... Mom! I can't possibly marry someone as plain as this girl." His always wanted to marry someone as beautiful as his mom.
"She has a name son," his dad sternly said. It annoyed him how calm his father looked. Everything had been
planned. After college he'd be marrying this lunatic girl and would go into their business. He knows he really cannot do anything but he has to at least try. "Mom, I'm too young - ."
"I was your age when I married your mom," his father said. But they were not forced. They fell in love first then got married. Unlike him. "Just get to know first," his mom said.
"I already have a girlfriend."
"Don't kid me son, you can hardly call those girls you meet in the bar your girlfriend."
"No buts," his dad interrupted. "By the looks of it you don't have the ability to choose someone whose decent
enough to become my daughter-in-law.
"We gave you everything you want. We never asked for anything not once."
"But you're asking me now to do something that could affect my life forever."
"Trust me, your life would be better," his father said with finality. "Enough of this."
His father stood up and his mom followed too. She tapped his shoulder before leaving. He was left sitting with the photograph of his would be wife.
"Fine. I'll do what you want but don't expect me to like her," he said with gritted teeth.
She couldn't believe her ears when she heard she's getting married. It's not surprising that she's been arranged to be married 'cause somehow she knew it would happen. What shocked her is the guy she'll be marrying. He was someone considered as one of the best catch in Seoul. She's known him almost all her life but they're not close. They went to the same school since young up to college now. And the worst is her half-sister Krystal is obssessed with him. She thought Krystal would kill her when their father announced that she'd be marrying him. Krystal even cried and begged their father to change his mind and let her marry him instead. She thought he'll agree since Krystal is his favorite and he never refuse her anything but their father
just told her his decision is final.
Everything is fixed.
All in all she accepted it better than Krystal. She'd been doing everything to punish her. She's already used to it but still it hurts when Krystal insults her in front of other people. She thought of her mom and grandpa, both had passed away. Her mom died when she was 6 and her grandpa when she was 10, just 2 months after her birthday. That was also her last pary. After that her birthday was never celebrated. No cake, no gifts, no candles to blow. Her dad does not even remember it. That was also the time when Krystal and her mom moved in. She was happy to have new family members especially a sister. But her stepmom ignores her and Krystal hates her.
Now Krystal hates her even more, if that's even possible. When Krystal came to live with them she was made to move to another room. A smaller one. She was okay with it but it didn't stop at that. Krystal took everything. First her bedroom then her toys, clothes, bags and everything she likes. She didn't mind sharing but Krystal does. Her father did not bother with her until now.
"Get dress we're meeting them," her dad told her. She was given a box which she knew contains new clothes. She had not had one for a year now. Her father never takes her shopping or gives her money for shopping. They are rich but she's not like other rich spoiled girls. She does not even have make-ups and credit cards. She got ready in a few minutes time. It was only her and her father that would meet them. They went into the hotel which she knew her fiance owns. "Be polite to them," his father spoke for the first time since they left their house. She nodded in agreement.
She greeted the parents first and they introduced their son to her. She didn't dare look at him directly.Their parents talked about business first then the wedding.
"We shoud do it right after their graduation," his mom said which caught her attention. That soon? She heard her father agreed and she wanted to protest but she didn't. He did not say anything too, he was just eating silently.
"Let the kids get to know each other," his mom went on. "It's good they go to the same school. My son here would take you to a date once a week. Is that okay with you dear?" she asked her.
Still he did not react. She had to say yes and his mother beamed at her.It was like everything is being planned for her. She was not even asked what she wanted for her wedding. All she did was listen to them talk about their future.
HOW COULD FATE BE THIS CRUEL?