Ji Yong POV
There’s a moment in your life when you know you’ll never be the same. A week ago Emi left my apartment and I never heard back from her. I think something in me died when she left. I tried calling her the first days, but I started thinking this may be for the best. I can’t make our relationship public and I can’t ask her to stay by my side anonymously.
I’m coming back from China. As I closed my eyes, I could see her eyes. I could remember the look of pain and disappointment in her eyes, in those eyes I love so much.
Since I’ve been so busy, I’ve barely had time to cope with the pain. I miss her; I miss her laugh, her voice, and her smile… I miss everything about her. I don’t know what I will do when I get back to the apartment and I see everything she left behind. A part of me doesn’t want to go back to Seoul, but the other part… the part of anger and vengeance wants this plane to land as soon as possible. I need to see Lee BoNa and know why she did it. I hate her, everything good I thought she had, vanished in that instance.
While I was lost in my thoughts Nan Gook said: “Yang Sajangnim, needs you in YGE after we land.”
“I can’t. I need to see someone immediately after this plane lands.” I said with disinterest.
Nan Gook sighed deeply. “I don’t know what happened between Yang Sajangnim and you, but you’ve never acted like this before. When ever Yang Sajangnim has asked you to do something, you do it… but now, I really don’t understand why you’re behaving this way.”
“Don’t even try to understand it. That Kwon Ji Yong died weeks ago.”
It’s obvious that my relationship with Hyun Suk has grown apart.
After that day nothing in my life will be the same.
Soon after the van arrived at Galleria Foret's parking lot I jumped into my car. Nan Gook came running to my window.
“Where are you going?” He asked, worried.
“I’ve told you, I need to see someone.” I replied while pulling out my car from the parking space.
“Ji Yong!” He shouted as I exit the parking lot.
My blood was boiling; I needed an explanation. Why would she do something like this? Why would she make my life miserable? What did I ever do to her?
I arrived at the restaurant; she was inside a private dining room.
I opened the door and there she was, sitting across the table with a smile on her face.
“Oppa, you’re here!” She happily exclaimed.
I looked at her blankly.
“What is it Oppa?” She asked staring at me innocently.
I walked towards the table and hit it with my hands. “Why did you do it?” I shouted.
She jumped on her seat. “Oppa… I don’t…”
“Don’t even try to deny it. I’m sure it was you, you rented the room, you probably drug me, and you made Nala lie on the bed with me… You plan all of this, Why?” I exclaimed.
And there she was… the real Lee BoNa, she had a devilish smirk on her face.
“I want you, Oppa.” She said.
I stood up straight. “You want me? And do you think after what you did, I’ll be with you?” I leaned again on the table. “I’d rather die of loneliness than be by your side.” I said with a disgusted tone.
As I walked to the door, she chuckled. “You’re lying, I know you’re attracted to me. I felt it when you kissed me. You may hate me right now, but I solve your problem. You told me you couldn’t be with me because you have a relationship…”
“I love her!” I exclaimed. I left the room. I was walking to the parking lot, as I opened the front door, I saw the flashes. I was shocked, at least a dozen of paparazzis were there. Lee BoNa came out and walked towards her car with her head down.
Everyone started shouting: “Since when you’ve been dating Lee BoNa?”
Emi Haro POV
There’s a moment when you realize all your life is starting to fall apart.
“They didn’t like your approach to expand Dramafy’s market share. That’s why they pulled out their investment.” The Director of Finance said.
“It was a good plan, we only had to wait six months to see the benefits!” I exclaimed while leaning on my chair.
“Maybe, but they don’t see it that way. The best we can do now is finding new investors… as soon as possible.”
I was playing with my pen. Is something I do when I need to focus, and right now I need to find a solution for this mess.
“What will happen with the contract we signed with Kim Soo Hyun?” Hana asked.
I rolled my eyes. “Do you think I really care about a dumb celebrity right now?” I replied, annoyed.
She didn’t say anything else during the meeting.
“Sajangnim, President Leonard is calling again.” Ari whispered.
I nodded, stood up and said: “Please don’t worry, I can assure all of you that I will find new investors and we’ll continue with our expansion. Thank you everyone.”
As I left the room, Ari handed me the phone.
“Leo? I’m flying tomorrow to San Francisco.” I said.
Travelfy numbers went drastically down this trimester. The board meeting was worried, and I needed to head immediately to San Francisco and fix this.
So here I was, with both of my companies in trouble and without a heart. When I saw him in that photo my heart died, I felt nothing, just my heart stopping or breaking? No pain, no anger, and no jealousy… nothing.
It was 10:00 PM and I was still in the office trying to figure out what I needed to do. How could I fix this? I was walking in circles when Ari entered.
“Sajangnim, Mr. Kim Soo Hyunssi needs to speak with you right away.” She said.
“Huh! He must be kidding me.” I suddenly remembered that I need it to terminate the contract. We actually did a quick photo shoot to teaser him as our Image. The main photo-shoot was scheduled for the beginning of next year.
“Call him for me.” I asked.
I spoke with him a couple of times after we met a month ago, when he signed the contract, and during the quick photo shoot. He behaves well around me. No banmal, no more comments about Ji Yong and I, but I’m sure he knows it’s over. This doesn’t mean I like him, I just think he’s behaving in a professional manner.
“He’s on the line Sajangnim.” Ari whispered.
I grabbed the phone. “Mr. Kim Soo Hyunssi…”
“Emi? Don’t watch the news!” He exclaimed.
“Are you speaking banmal to me again?” I asked, annoyed. I suddenly remembered Ji Yong. He used to say this to me. I felt a little bit of pain.
“I’m actually running to your office right now. Did you hear what I’m saying?” He asked again.
I was curious; I turned the T.V. on.
“G-Dragonssi and Lee BoNassi are dating. They were captured by paparazzis entering separately the restaurant; they were also captured leaving almost at the same time. YGE and Samsung Group have issued no statements yet, but the photos are undeniable. If this is true, they would be the most powerful Korean couple of our time.”
I could feel my heart again, racing at first and then pumping slowly, so slowly that I thought I was going to have a heart attack.
I was in a state of shock, walking back and forth, shaking my head, looking down.
“Sajangnim are you okay?” Ari asked.
I didn’t reply.
“Why did she turn on the T.V.?” Kim Soo Hyun asked. He was obviously agitated from running.
“This can’t be happening.” I kept repeating in my head.
“Sajangnim are you okay?” Ari asked again, only this time I was hearing it in slow motion.
Soo Hyun grabbed my shoulders. “Hey! Look at me!” He said in slow motion.
I raised my head and looked at him. “Everything will be al right.” He then hugged me.
I hated feeling his touch. “Leave me! What do you think you’re doing?” I started shouting.
We were wrestling; I wanted to get out of his hug. He pulled me back and shouted: “STOP IT!” He hugged me again.
I stayed there and then my tears started falling down. Before I knew it I was bawling my eyes out.
I don’t know how long I cried. He was still hugging me, but my tears dried.
I sighed deeply. “I’m sorry.” I said and pulled out of his hug.
“Are you feeling better?” He softly asked.
“I’ll be al right. I need to go.” I replied.
As I was grabbing my purse, I'm not sure why, but I exclaimed: “Have a drink with me!”
We locked eyes. “I’m sorry I don’t drink… I mean I do drink a glass of something now and then, but I don’t usually drink.” He said while placing his hands in his pockets.
“What a shame. I’m getting totally wasted tonight.” I walked out of the office. He was following me.
“Where are you going?” He asked.
“To Meca, I’m leaving tomorrow to San Francisco… Oh! By the way, apparently I’m a terrible CEO and my Chinese investors decided to take out their money, so I can’t pay you for being the image of a company that probably won’t exist in a couple of months.” I said.
He chuckled. “We both know that your company will survive a rough patch… Don’t worry I’ll wait for as long as you need.” He winked.
“You’re so hateful.” I said while rolling my eyes. “How can I say these things to him so naturally?” I thought.
We arrived at Meca. We headed to a Karaoke room; I ordered a bottle of scotch. I started singing and jumping around the room. Soo Hyun was sitting looking at me like a show you must watch.
I served two glasses of scotch. I handed one to Soo Hyun and drank immediately the other one.
“It’s burning!” I exclaimed.
Soo Hyun laughed and placed his glass on the table without drinking it.
I kept singing, dancing, jumping, screaming, and drinking for a good amount of time. After a while, everything started spinning slowly.
I looked towards Soo Hyun. “You’re spinning!” I shouted and laughed, hysterically.
“It’s time you go home.” Soo Hyun said and walked towards me.
“No, No, Please! I promise I’ll be good!” I begged. I was staring directly into his eyes.
He turned around. “Don’t look at me like that!” He exclaimed and sighed.
I grabbed his hand and made him look at me. “Let’s sing another one.” I shouted and laughed again.
I tripped and blacked out.
When I woke up, I could see I was inside a car. I look at the driving seat; it was Soo Hyun.
“You have a nice car! Oh! look, a tree!” I said and laughed hysterically.
“You should sleep, I’ll wake you up.” He looked at me for a moment.
I leaned on the seat and stared at him. “You’re too handsome to be true.” I said and poked his shoulder. “The funny thing, is that I was your fan until I met you and you ruined my life!” I shouted and laughed again.
I blacked out once again.
This time when I opened my eyes I was in the elevator in Soo Hyun’s back. I tried stepping down but he didn’t let me.
“In what floor do you live in?” He asked.
“4010” I whispered.
“I asked for your floor not apartment!” He exclaimed.
It actually felt nice been on his back, I leaned my face on him and crossed my arms around his neck, for the first time in a while I felt secure.
We arrived at my apartment's door. He helped me to place my finger on the lock’s fingerprint reader. He put me down and I walked inside. Before closing the door I bowed. “I’m so sorry if I was rude or annoying.”
He gently touched my head. “Get some sleep.” He said.
As I closed the door I stared at his smile. He has a nice smile.
I took a shower and I was about to put my pajamas on. I couldn’t get him out of my head, I could only think about his smile. I walked towards my “drawer” and pulled out a lace plunge teddy. I put it on with some stocks and high heels; I grabbed a trench coat and went looking for him. My body wanted him.
I rang the doorbell. He was shocked to see me there. I entered the apartment. “Emi…”
Before he could say anything else I took the trench coat off. He was looking at me dumbfounded. I could see he liked my underneath outfit. “What are you doing?” He asked.
I walked towards him, bit his ear and then whispered: “I’m going to show you that no one will make love to you like I do.” Ji Yong was dazed. I kissed him.