Daesung was waiting anxiously at the airport. Seunghyun was about to arrive any moment. It's been two years since he had seen him. He wished they could have reunited in better circumstances but fate had a twisted mind. He let out a sigh of relief when he spotted Seunghyun. He waved at him and Seunghyun automatically waved back.
Daesung could sense Seunghyun's sorrow from afar. He was wearing dark glasses and Daesung knew they were hiding swollen red eyes.
Seunghyun had never been the sensitive type. He always looked cool and composed to outsiders, but when it came to Vick and him, he was totally a different person. May be it was due to the fact that Vick was his twin and he, Daesung, was his childhood and best friend. Around the two of them, Seunghyun was himself; soft, caring and gentle
He had also the tendency to be in charge and act like he was their hyung. They were of the same age but Seunghyun always took care of them.
Daesung smiled softly as Seunghyun came closer. He bit down on his lip when Seughyun put down his bag and threw himself in Daesung's arms.
"Welcome home, Seunghyun," Daesung whispered in Seunghyun's ear.
He could feel Seunghyun nod on his shoulder before he pulled back, uttering a weak 'thanks'.
Daesung squeezed his shoulders lightly and ushered him to his car, grabbing Seunghyun's bag in the process.
They stayed silent for so long inside the car. Seunghyun was lost in thoughts and Daesung didn't want to disturb him.
"Where are we going?" Seunghyun inquired, "This is not the road to my house."
"We're going to the farm house," Daesung said shortly.
"Vick is there." Daesung explained.
Seunghyun winced and looked down. "What happened?" He inquired weakly.
"Let's wait until we get there and I'll tell you everything."
Seunghyun took off his glasses and wiped a small tear that had escaped his eye. "Daesung, I need to know. My brother was murdered and I want to know how and why." He demanded.
Daesung swallowed hard at the intense yet broken expression inside Seunghyun's eyes and nodded.
"Vick came to my house over the weekend. He asked for the keys of the farm house, saying that he wanted to spend some time there before his internship at my father's company. I handed him the keys and he left. That was the last time I've seen him." Daesung explained calmly.
Seunghyun nodded waiting for Daesung to continue.
"Two days later, I got a call from Mr. Lee, the farmer in charge, telling me to go immediately there. He was the one who found Vick's body in the woods, not far away from the farm. I left immediately to the scene."
"How was he...you know..." Seunghyun asked with difficulty, wiping more tears from his swollen eyes.
"He was shot. Someone shot him from behind. I think whoever did it, had waited for Vick to turn his back to him before he shot. Or may be he shot him from afar. We can never know."
"The question is who. Who would kill Vick and why? Vick was nice to everyone. He had no enemies. Who would think of harming him?" Seunghyun protested.
"We have a suspect. Mr. Lee told me that Vick wasn't alone in the farm. He had taken someone with him." Daesung said, avoiding Seunghyun's intense gaze.
"I'll tell you when we arrive. It's a long story."
Seunghyun was about to protest.
"I promise that I'll tell you everything. Vick wanted to tell you the whole story himself but..." Daesung said, looking very defeated. "You deserve to know. Then, we'll call the police. I didn't call them earlier because I wanted you to see him before the police would take his body to start the investigation."
Seunghyun nodded and looked away.
Daesung looked at him in sympathy before he stepped on the accelerator, speeding towards the farm house.
Seunghyun stepped out of Daesung's car feeling defeated and heartbroken all over again. He had been to the farm house before but it was to spend a memorable vacation with his twin and best friend.
This time, he was there to see his twin's face for the last time.
The idea sent shivers down his spine. His eyes stung with tears again and he rested his arm on Daesung's shoulder to steady himself. Daesung looked at him in sympathy, his eyes tearing too as they stepped inside the house, walking with heavy steps towards the room where Vick's dead body was lying.
Daesung gave Seunghyun a brief hug when they stopped at the door. He knew that Seunghyun wanted to be there with Vick alone. Seunghyun looked at him gratefully and walked inside.
The room felt cold and smelled bad. Seunghyun hugged himself the moment he had stepped in. He closed his nose and walked forward. There was a small bed in the middle of the room. Vick's body laid there covered with a white sheet. Seunghyun walked slowly to the bed, his eyes tearing again. With shaking hands, he pulled away the sheet and let out a heartbroken sob when he faced his twin's dead features. Vick laid there as if he was sleeping. Seunghyun sat next to him and started outlining the familiar features. It was like he was looking at himself in the mirror.
Vick's body was so cold and Seunghyun gasped in terror when he touched his chest and came across something damp. He pulled away the cover completely and swallowed with difficulty when he saw Vick's body covered in blood. It was obvious that Vick was shot several times. Whoever murdered him had a deep grudge against his twin, for him to kill him coldly and cruelly.
Seunghyun closed his hand around Vick's, trying to communicate something to him for the last time. He kept apologizing for not being there to protect him and how much he missed him already.
His brother was gone.
Seunghyun wiped his tears slowly and took an oath in front of his twin's dead body.
Whoever had killed Vick would pay dearly. Seunghyun would avenge his brother even if it took him the rest of his life to do it.
He would find the murderer and make him pay.
"I swear that I'll take your revenge, Vick. Cross my heart, brother." Seunghyun swore and stood up to leave, glancing at his brother for the last time.