Ji Yong POV
“Pregnant?” My brain couldn’t understand the meaning of that word. “She’s having a baby?” I asked. The doctor frowned. He looked at me like if I just asked the most stupid question in this world. I shook my head. “Think clearly ! She obviously is having a baby! And the Doctor has repeated it twice now!”
As I was trying to sort my thoughts, Bo Ram whispered: “We need to leave! The press is gathering outside the building. We need to leave now.”
The thing about Emi is that she’s very well known here in the States, so it’s not a shocker that people want to know what happened to her.
For a moment I forgot about him. He was standing next to me, not saying anything… he was lost in his thoughts, his manager by his side.
Bo Ram started pulling me towards the backdoor. Before we left the room, something clicked inside of me. I ran again towards the Doctor.
“Ji Yongah!” Bo Ram shouted.
“How long has she been pregnant?” I asked. My heart started racing, I knew his answer would change my life… forever.
“She’s 6 weeks, maybe 7.” The doctor replied. I rapidly looked at Soo Hyun; he was shocked. The look in his eyes confirmed my assumption.
I smirked as Bo Ram pulled me again towards the back door. He tried to run towards me; his manager didn’t let him.
We reached the back door; a van was waiting for us. Bo Ram opened the door of the van; I entered and sat next to the window. “I thought we were getting another taxi to get back.” I said.
Bo Ram didn’t reply, I turned my head and looked at him. He raised his head. “I didn’t mean to listen…But… What are you going to do now?” He asked; he obviously was worried.
I was overwhelmed. I didn’t want to think what this meant. I wanted to first understand what “a baby” meant. “Please, don’t say anything to Nan Gook hyung yet.”
“Please! I promise I’ll tell him everything once I fully understand all what’s happening.” I looked at him; he nodded.
We arrived at K-Con. Epik High was already on the stage. I ran into the dressing room and started getting ready as fast as I could. The rest of the members were already near the stage waiting to enter. Two minutes before our presentation, I arrived near the stage.
“Hyung you’re back! Is Emi Ok?” SeungRi asked.
“She’s ok. I’ll tell you everything after the concert.” I said as we started climbing the stairs to get into the stage.
“Guys! Thank you for coming!” Tablo said after their presentation was over. We all bowed.
“Thank you for having us!” Young Bae exclaimed.
Tablo smiled. “Let’s see each other back home, I’ll buy you dinner.” As he left the dressing room we all bowed once more.
“Thank you hyung. See you soon!” Daesung and TOP exclaimed.
“So… How’s Emi?” Young Bae asked. He still was worried.
I sighed very deeply and sat on the couch. “Are we alone in here?” I looked around.
SeungRi locked the door of the other dressing room. They were all looking at me.
I smiled and finally whispered: “She’s pregnant.”
They were shocked.
“How long?” Young Bae asked.
“Six weeks.” I replied, Young Bae laughed.
“So it’s yours!” SeungRi exclaimed.
“We’re going to be uncles!” Daesung ran towards me and hugged me. “Congrats hyung!” He exclaimed before SeungRi pushed him away and hugged me.
“I hope it’s a boy, that way I can teach him everything I know about girls.” SeungRi said while laughing. I laughed too. I was still processing everything, but seeing how the guys were so happy of the idea of me becoming a father, helped me to feel at ease.
Young Bae and I were smiling while watching Daesung and SeungRi fighting about who’ll be the coolest uncle.
“Did Emi confirm that you’re the father?” Top asked.
I felt chills running through my body.
“What do you mean?” Young Bae asked back.
TOP didn’t flinch, he stood in front of me and asked again: “Did she?”
“She doesn’t have to. I’m sure of it.” I answered while looking at him in the eyes.
“C’mon Ji Yong! You can’t be this naïve, she’s been in a relationship with Soo Hyun since before they made it public…”
“You don’t know that.” Young Bae interrupted him.
“Exactly! We don’t know what happened. We don’t know since when she and Soo Hyun have been together and we can’t be sure on who’s the father until you take a paternity test.” TOP was very serious.
He tapped my shoulder. “I don’t want to upset you. Let’s say the baby is yours… Did you forget that she’s publicly dating him? Do you know what will happen when all Asia knows that she’s carrying your child but is dating another man?”
And that’s why I didn’t want to overthink this.
“Hyung you know Emi. I don’t think she’s the kind of person that would be playing two games at the same time.” Young Bae said.
TOP chuckled, sarcastically. “Then why did she make her relationship public? Do you think she would do it without dating him for a while? You know the rumors of her relationship with Soo Hyun started months before they released the official statements.”
Young Bae sighed. “I don’t know what happened. But I’m sure Ji Yong knows her more than we do, and if he’s sure that the baby is his, then we don’t have the right to intervene.”
“I think you should be sure before making any decisions. Speak with her before assuming things that may not be true.” TOP grabbed his jacket and left the dressing room.
I knew deep inside of me that he was right. I need Emi’s confirmation.
“Hyung, do you know where she lives?” Daesung asked.
I shook my head.
“Did you get her phone number?” SeungRi asked this time.
I shook my head once more.
I stood up and walked to the other dressing room. BoRam was playing with his phone.
“Hyung, I need to go back to the hospital.” I whispered.
He looked at me surprised. “Ji Yongie, she left one hour ago.” He showed me the message from someone he sent to there to check on her.
I sighed deeply. We’re heading back tomorrow to Seoul, and I can’t delay my flight and even if did, I don’t have any clue of where she’s staying.
“Can you help me find her?” I asked BoRam.
“I’m sure it’s mine. I just want to know what happened and how we’ll fix this.”
Two days after K-Con I was in my apartment with Young Bae talking about Infinite Challenge. The music festival will be in 15 days.
“Kwang Hee will do well.” I said.
Young Bae laughed. “I know; he’s been working very hard.”
As we were talking about the concert, someone rang the doorbell. BoRam was outside. I opened the door from the intercom.
“What’s up Hyung?” I asked as I sat next to Young Bae and BoRam entered the living room.
“CEO Haro arrived yesterday here in Seoul. That’s why we couldn’t find her in Los Angeles all this time.” Boram said.
I was dumbfounded. “Why is she here? What’s happened that she would return to Seoul?” I stood up and walked towards the balcony, I needed fresh air, I wasn’t sure on how to react.
“Is she here, in Galleria Foret?” I asked; I was a little bit scared to hear his answer.
“No. Right now she’s at Asan Medical Center.” He replied.
“That’s where Gahee-ssi works, right?” Young Bae said. I nodded.
My heart was beating fast, I didn’t know what to do, I didn’t know why she was here. I didn’t know when I would be able to speak with her about everything that has happened.
“Thank you Hyung.” I whispered, still looking at the horizon.
“Young Bae, we need to go. You have a schedule in one hour.”
“Araso… Ji Yongie, if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call me.” Young Bae said as he placed his hand on my shoulder. I nodded.
Before they left, BoRam exclaimed: “Oh! I almost forgot… this envelope was in front of your door.”
I turned to look at him; he was putting it on top of the kitchen’s counter-top.
As BoRam closed the front door, I grabbed the envelope. There was no information about who sent it, this made me feel more curious about what was inside of it. I pulled out a DVD with a quote in front of it: “The truth will set you free”.
“What’s this?” I thought.
I frowned and walked towards the TV Console, I placed it inside the DVD player and turned the T.V. on.
Emi Haro POV
“If I could go back in time, I would. If could give an advice to my younger-self, I would tell her this: Don’t go to Korea, just stay where you are.”
I was staring at the window, while the doctor explained that all I’ve been experiencing this past weeks is due to the morning sickness.
“How long have I’ve been pregnant?” I asked. I didn’t even looked at him for I could guess his answer.
“You’re six weeks pregnant. You’ll have to start taking care of yourself from today onwards…”
“Pregnant! Wow! I still couldn’t understand how this happened, the probabilities of me getting pregnant were lower than 15%”
“So if you do all this, the morning sickness will get better. Should I let the father in, so that he can see the both of you?” He said with a smile on his face.
I turned my head and stared at him dumbfounded. “I… I… Please don’t… if someone is outside, tell them I don’t want to see anyone.” The Doctor looked at me a little bit confused but didn’t ask anything.
“When can I leave?” I asked.
“Right now if you want to, there’s no reason for you to stay the night.” He said before exiting the room.
After some minutes of deep thinking I grabbed my phone and called Ari.
“Yes, Sajangnim.” She replied.
“Please get me a ticket to Seoul. The sooner the better.”
“You’re coming back Sajangnim?” She happily exclaimed.
“Yep! I need to get there asap.” I replied.
As she kept describing how excited she was, I couldn’t stop thinking about what happened six weeks ago.
“I remembered everything. In my unconsciousness, I recalled all what happened that night. Should I be ashamed of myself? Ashamed of what I have done? He probably doesn’t remember anything...”