Star in the Mist

You didn’t know what to do with your arms.
Hug him back? Do nothing?
You were quite confused with the sudden embrace.
Woohyun pulled away from the hug, looking at you.
His arms were still wrapped around your waist.
“Where did you go?” he asked.
You sensed the worriedness from his tone.
You knew it was no time to give him the cold shoulders.
“I went out for a while.”
“Do you know how worried I was?” His brows furrowed out of concern.
You didn’t know how to react to that.
You had thought that he was slowly letting you go, but this action showed you otherwise.
“I’m…I’m sorry.”
It was all you could say to him.
Woohyun sighed.
“Please don’t ever do that again,” he begged.
You stayed quiet.
“I called you multiple times. Is your phone out of battery?”
“I didn’t bring anything with me. I thought I would only be going out for a few minutes,” you admitted.
“Next time, bring your phone. I don’t care where you go,” he ordered.
You nodded, acknowledging his request.

As the tension calmed down, realization hitting him, Woohyun slowly let you go.
“I’m…I’m sorry,” he cleared his throat.
“It’s okay,” you replied in a softer tone, avoiding eye contact with him.

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Woohyun followed you, as you two walked back to the room.
The walk was quiet and maybe even a little awkward from what had happened at the beach.
Woohyun closed the door as you headed to the bathroom.

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“I’m finished. You can use the bathroom,” you said, as he diverting as attention from the TV to you.
Before he left to the bathroom, he looked over shoulder.
“You can take the bed."
Before you could say anything back, he walked into the bathroom with his pajamas and a towel.
You sighed and sat on the couch, watching whatever he was watching.
Without you even realizing, you were slowly dozing off.

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Woohyun walked out of the bathroom, drying his hair.
He peeked inside the bedroom, hoping to see you.
Maybe she’s not in bed yet.
He thought.

He walked into the living room and looked over the couch to see you sleeping soundly.
He smiled upon seeing you.
It had been a while since he’s seen you in that way; a way that he could admire your beauty up close.
He sat on the ground, facing your sleepy face.
I miss you.
He couldn’t say it out loud. He was afraid that you’d hear him.
Truth was he was never mad at you in the first place.
He slowly scanned your face from top to bottom.
From your perfectly shaped, black brows, down to your long lashes, and your long nose, your rosy cheeks and flawless skin.
Your pink lips were the last thing he stared at.
He softly sighed, looking away.

Without thinking twice, he carried you bridal-style, as you snuggled right on his chest.
He smiled, as he longed for that touch of yours.
You fit so right in his arms; he missed it.
Woohyun gently placed you on the bed, covering you with the thick grey comforter.
He looked at you for a few more minutes.
He had missed seeing you so much.
He leaned in. He knew there was nothing to regret.
His lips softly pressed them on your cheek.
Woohyun backed away, as your lips formed into a smile for a quick second.

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You laid out a simple black suit for Woohyun on the bed, before heading into the bathroom.
You looked at your reflection.
Was it a dream?
You thought as you placed your hand on your left cheek.
“No, it has to be a dream,” you whispered to yourself.

You wore a pastel pink blouse and a black A-line flowy skirt.
You clipped half of your hair up, as your naturally-curled hair flowed down in the back.
Woohyun looked over his shoulder as he heard the bathroom door open.
His eyes widened in awed.
Your presence made his jaws dropped.
You looked away and walked passed him.

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You sat in the living room, waiting for him.
Your heart gradually began beating faster and faster.
You don’t know if last night was what caused it, or if you were nervous to go to his meeting with him.
“Are you ready?”
You looked over your shoulder and stood up.
It was all you replied.

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You stood behind Woohyun, as he greeted his work partners from all over the world.
With you knowing nothing about this type of work, you just bowed and smiled along.
“I see that you brought your wife, Woohyun.”
Woohyun shook Mr. Oh’s hand and bowed.
Without Woohyun realizing, he grabbed your hand, surprising you.
“This is ------, my wife,” Woohyun proudly introduced.
Him referring you to his wife brought butterflies in your stomach.
You bowed and smiled.
“-------, this is Mr. Oh. He is one of closest friends and partner in the business,” Woohyun introduced.
“This is his wife, Mrs. Oh."
Mrs. Oh grabbed Woohyun’s other hand.
“I knew you’d find the prettiest girl,” she smiled.
Her compliment made your cheeks flushed bright pink.
You smiled and bowed to her.
“It’s a pleasure meeting you guys, Mr. and Mrs. Oh,” you bowed once more.
“Look at those manners, Woohyun. How did you get so lucky?” Mrs. Oh chuckled, complimenting you.
“I wonder the same thing every night,” Woohyun replied.
The butterflies intensified as you looked at him.
“You guys can head to the meeting room. Your wife and I will spend sometimes out here,” Mrs. Oh suggested.
“That’d be great,” Woohyun replied.
“I’ll see you later,” he said to you before he left.
You began feeling confused.
Was he playing around or was he serious?

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You and Mrs. Oh walked around the building, self-touring.
“I’m really sorry that my husband and I couldn’t attend the wedding."
You looked over to her.
“No, it’s okay. We know that everyone is busy,” you replied, understandingly.
“You guys have been married for a few months, right?” She asked.
“Ah yes."
It was really a first time talking to someone in this way.
You were always locked up at home, having to clean and work all day.
“Are you guys planning to have kids any time soon?”
Her question threw you off for a minute.
That topic always made you nervous.
“Yea, you two are perfect to be parents. Also, a really great time to start planning for a family.”
“Maybe not now. Hopefully, in the future though,” you smiled, though you knew it was never going to happen.
“The last time I met Woohyun, he was going through some tough times,” Mrs. Oh began.
You two took a seat outside, looking out to a field of greens.
“The love of his life broke up with him to pursue some dreams away in the States. I’ve always saw it coming, but I couldn’t tell him the truth,” Mrs. Oh stared off at the fields, while you listened away.
“Woohyun is a good person. He truly is. He always had a golden heart. Once he loves someone, he’ll never let them go. I hope that you treat him well,” she said, making eye contact with you.
You began feeling guilty, knowing that you were going to leave him.
“I haven’t seen him this happy and bright for a while now. It’s great seeing him like that,” she smiled.
Mrs. Oh reached for your hands, catching your attention.
“Please look after him and I know you will."
“I…will,” you smiled, though that smile came with some guilt.
“The woman you’re speaking of, have you met her before?” You asked.
“Jihyun? I have. A few times, actually.”
“What was she like?” You were curious to who she was.
“She was a complicated woman. She had a lot of things going on in her life. Woohyun was always there for her, but she was never there for him. It was always her ways. I knew how much Woohyun loved her, so I didn’t want to say anything."
“I regret that a lot from my part. I’ve always wished for him to one day find someone who’d love him and listen to him. He really is one of the kindest men I know,” she smiled looking at you.
“Please treat him well. Don’t ever doubt one ounce of his love. If he says it, he means it.”

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“It was really nice talk to you, Mrs. Nam,” Mrs. Oh smiled.
It was that butterfly feeling again in your stomach, her addressing you that way.
“It was an honor to talk with you as well,” you replied.
Mrs. Oh looked at Woohyun.
“Woohyun-ah, if you and your wife aren’t in a rush, let’s get dinner sometimes soon before you two leave.”
“That would be great. I will see what I can do with my schedule."

With that, Mrs. and Mr. Oh parted ways first, leaving you and Woohyun together.
He looked over to you. At the same time, you looked over to him, making eye contact by accident.
“How was the meeting?” you asked.
You felt like you had to ask that.
“It went okay. There’s another meeting tomorrow to finalize some things between the companies,” Woohyun explained.
You nodded your head, understanding what he meant.

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You and Woohyun walked along the sidewalks, side-by-side.
You lowkey wanted him to hold your hands.
After that talk with Mrs. Oh, you saw a new person. Woohyun was never the problem in the first place.
You began thinking that you were the problem.
You looked over at the shop, realizing that it was the ahjumma’s shop.
“Ahjumma!” you smiled.
Woohyun looked at you two going in for a hug.
The ahjumma looked past your shoulder.
Woohyun smiled upon seeing her.
You pulled away from the hug, confused.
“Do you know him?” you asked the ahjumma.
“Of course. He’s the man that always visits me when he comes here,” she laughed.
She walked past you and walked straight to Woohyun, pulling him in for a hug as well.
“How are you, my child?”
“I’ve been well. How about yourself?” Woohyun asked.
“Well, of course,” she chuckled.
“You’ve met her before?” Woohyun asked, also confused to how the ahjumma knew you.
“She stopped by yesterday!”
You and Woohyun made eye contact, both confused, but having a moment as well.
“He’s your husband?” The ahjumma asked, looking over her shoulder at you.
You broke away from the eye contact and looked at the ahjumma.
“Ah yes. He’s my husband.”
She looked back at Woohyun.
“You hit the jackpot,” she smiled.
Woohyun looked at you.
“I did.”

Woohyun looked over his shoulder, realizing that it was the ahjumma’s husband, Mr. Jeon.
Woohyun and Mr. Jeon hugged each other.
“How have you been? Are you here for a business trip?”
“I am,” Woohyun chuckling.
He looked back at you.
“That’s my wife, -------,” Woohyun introduced.
You smiled and bowed to the ahjumma’s husband.
“Hyeri, is she the girl you spoke about last night?” Mr. Jeon looked at her.
Mr. Jeon whispered to Woohyun.
“Keep her close. She’s a keeper.”
Woohyun looked back at you, who was standing there a little confused with the whole situation.
“Have you guys had dinner?” Mrs. Jeon asked.
“We were about to go for dinner, “Woohyun said.
“Why don’t you guys join us then?” 

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You helped Mrs. Jeon in the kitchen, while Woohyun sat in the porch with Mr. Jeon, talking about business.
“Aigoo, you two are a match made in heaven,” she said, as she stirred her pot of soup.
You paused your chopping and looked up at her.
“I’m so glad that you two are married,” she smiled.
“Why is that?” 
You were truly confused.
“He’s the man I was talking about last night.”
“He’s been through a lot. I’m glad that I got to see that bright smile of his again.”
You stayed quiet.

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You sat next to Woohyun, while Mr. and Mrs. Jeon sat across from you two.
“Thank you for the meal, Mr. and Mrs. Jeon,” Woohyun thanked.
Mrs. Jeon smiled and looked at you.
“It wasn’t me. Your wife did all the work.”
Woohyun looked over at you.
You avoided eye contact with him.
“Thank you again,” Woohyun said, looking at the old couple.
You bowed your head in gratitude.
“Are you two expecting anytime soon?” Mrs. Jeon asked.
You choked on your rice, while Woohyun was surprised himself.
Why is everyone asking that?
You thought.
Mrs. and Mr. Jeon laughed.
Woohyun gently patted your back, handing you a cup of water.
You took the water, drinking it to the side.
“Are you guys planning soon?” Mrs. Jeon asked again.
“Hopefully soon,” Woohyun chuckled.
He really knew how to play along with the elders.
“We can’t wait to hear for the news then,” Mr. Jeon smiled.
You cleared your throat and smiled at them.
“Don’t worry, ------. I know Woohyun will be there the whole pregnancy journey,” she smiled.
You shyly looked over at Woohyun.
You smiled at Mrs. Jeon, not knowing what to say to her.

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Mrs. Jeon grabbed you to the side.
“Take good care of Woohyun. I know that he’ll do the same for you. If you guys ever need anything, we are always here."
You bowed, thanking her for her kind gesture and words.
“Are you ready?” Woohyun asked, looking over at you.
“Ah, yes,” you replied.
You gave Mrs. Jeon one last hug before you two walked over to Woohyun and Mr. Jeon.
“Thank you for having us over!” Woohyun thanked them again.
“Anytime. Take good care of ------! We will be expecting to see a little one with you two next time,” Mrs. Jeon said.
Woohyun chuckled.
"It'll be a whole soccer team, not just one," Woohyun joked.
Your eyes widened to the extent Woohyun took the joke to.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeon laughed along seeing your naive reaction.

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You and Woohyun walked side-by-side once again.
Woohyun glanced over at you.
He took off his blazer and draped it over your shoulder.
“It’s okay. We’re almost at the hotel.”
“I don’t want you getting sick,” Woohyun said.
Just tell him! it up!
You told yourself, finding the courage to talk to him.

He stopped and looked at you.
He was surprised to hear your voice call his name.
You felt those butterflies arose again.
“I’m…I’m sorry,” you apologized.
“For what?”
He was confused with the apology.
“For everything.”
Woohyun stayed quiet.
“I’m sorry. I should have listened to your side before I made assumptions. Even if you don’t want to explain your side right now, I understand.”
“Nothing happened between Jihyun and I that night. She asked me to get back together, and I told her I was happily married,” Woohyun looked at you, "To you."
“She’s nothing to me. Not right now, nor in the future."
Hearing him speak his side, you knew that you should have believed him in the first place.
Your heart ached, feeling extremely guilty. 
You were his wife. His words should have been the first you listened.
“I’m sorry, Woohyun. I should have listened. Her words got to the best of me. I should have been there for you,” your eyes watered.
“I have a question,” Woohyun began.
You looked at his eyes.
“When you said you wanted a divorce, did you mean it?”
“…no. I just thought you’d be happier if we ended it. Your happiness is what matters the most to me.”
Woohyun held your hands, then he looked at your brown eyes.

“You are my happiness.”

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hakimmj #1
Chapter 21: So many things happen and finally we got their sweet moments together. So happy for woohyun. Aish, with jihyun coming then bigger problem may arise. Thanks for the update!;)))
hakimmj #2
Chapter 20: Hopefully their misunderstand can unveil. I want them to be happy;(((
So sad when she wanted to go home rather than staying at hospital. Hoping that woohyun will know the truth.
Thank you so much for updating;)))
hakimmj #3
Chapter 19: The misunderstanding continue:(((
Hope that woohyun can remember that he unconsciously do that. It's so sad
hakimmj #4
Chapter 18: Hopefully they can be honest with each other. Their relationship becoming so cold and feel sad for them. Can't wait to know what happen after this.
Chapter 14: Hi Author Inspirit_07!!

I really miss reading this story..and the person that grandmother was talking about most likely is Woohyun..he is so sweet smiling like that in that gif!!

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hakimmj #6
Chapter 17: Arghhh! Just enjoying their moments together. But if woohyun know, then their relationship will change ;((
Hoping that she can be strong
Chapter 13: Hi Author Inspirit_07!

I feel so bad for the main character..everyone just wants her husband and not her..not even caring about her feelings either..

Thank you for the shoutouts!! I did not realize you did it the last chapter also!! It made my day, thank you!! I hope you have a star day!!

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Chapter 13: Hoping Woohyun will be more expressive and understanding towards his wifeee, so she can be confident enough to lead her life without millions doubts on herself!!
Chapter 12: hi author Inspirit_07!

oofs!!another cliffhanger!!i wonder what type of contract she was forced to sign..i feel so bad for her..it seems like she cannot catch a break at all..first her stepfamily and now this jihyun girl..

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Chapter 12: Wohhh! A cliffhanger, hope to see them resolving the situation soon enough!