Saturday, 6 October 2007
11:14:25 PM (GMT)
When I came home, I was greeted by the usual words. ‘Ugly wretch, wicked girl,
freeloader, etc.’ but luckily I made it through dinner fine. When dinner ended, my
parents went to sleep leaving me with the dishes. I cleaned the table and washed the
dishes. I also took out the trash and then suddenly I felt someone grab me from
My attacker turned me around to face him. It was the same boy I met in the alley. I
began to panic. “I gave you all my money already! What more do you want from me?”
He raised a finger to his lips and tried to shush me. I felt one of my attacks coming
on. I started to hyperventilate and couldn’t breathe. I was beginning to black out.
Ji Won looked at the girl who looked like she was going to die. “Oh my God! Are you
okay?” This time it was the girl’s turn to shake her head no. Then she collapsed
in his arms. Ji Won didn’t know what to do but he had to save her life. He began to
give her mouth to mouth. “Come on,” he whispered to her. “Breathe. Don’t die
on me.” After a while she began coughing and opened her eyes.
I opened my eyes and saw a blurry object heading towards me. Then I felt something
soft pressing against my lips and I felt a gust of air. Then I realized the boy was
giving me air. I couldn’t believe what was happening. I blushed and gently pushed
him away. “Thank you for saving me. I’m okay now.”
The boy turned slightly red. “Uhh…you’re welcome. You kinda scared me there.”
“Sorry about that. Well, what is it that you want from me?”
“Here.” He handed me back the same ten dollars I had given him. I looked up at
him. “No, it’s okay. Keep it. I think you need it or you wouldn’t have tried to
rob me.” He shook his head. “No. I just wanted to borrow it only. I don’t take
charity. Well, goodbye.”
Just as he walked away, I heard his stomach grumble. I bit my tongue so I wouldn’t
laugh. Since he didn’t take charity, I said, “Um, hey. I just made some food and
I don’t know if it’s good or not. I need a guinea pig because I don’t want to
serve it to my parents if it isn’t and besides, you did save my life.
Ji Won looked at her. ‘Why is she being so nice to me?’ he thought. He knew she
was just saying that because she heard him say he doesn’t want charity. Ji Won’s
stomach was growling like crazy. He haven’t ate for 2 days already and the mention
of food was killing him. “Uh, okay. I guess I’ll be your guinea pig since I have
nothing to do.” He studied her face as she smiled at him. ‘She’s pretty,’ he
thought as he smiled back.
I let the boy wait outside as I got some of the leftover mee-yuk-gook for him. He
finished it in less than a minute. Then he leaned back and sighed. Out of nowhere, he
let out a burp. I had to giggle. He looked at me and smiled. “Sorry about that.”
I hesitated before I asked him the next question. “Umm…so what’s your name?”
He glanced at me and then stared at the ground. I could tell he was debating to tell
me his real name or not. I didn’t want him to feel obligated to telling me his
name. “It’s okay. You don’t have to tell me if you don’t want to.”
Ji Won looked at her surprised. “No! It isn’t that!” he yelled. She stared back
at him surprised too. Then he lowered his voice. “I’m sorry. Please don’t
misunderstand.” She nodded her head slowly and Ji Won can tell that she was
confused. Ji Won felt that he could trust her and he wanted her to be his friend.
“My name is Eun Ji Won and you are?”
“Nam Mi-Na, but call me Mina. It’s easier to remember.” Then she gave him the
sweetest smile. Ji Won felt his heart beat a little faster when she smiled at him. He
blushed and looks away. “So uh, how old are you?”
“13,” she replied. “And you Ji Wonee?”
He smiled when she called him that. “I’m 15,” he said turning back to look at
“15?” I asked in disbelief.
Ji Won nodded. “Where are your parents oppa? You’re too young to be living in the
streets.” He shrugged his shoulders. “I can take care of myself.” I gave him a
doubting look because he was trying to pull that tough guy act on me. “It’s okay
though,” he told me. “I have a family. It’s just that things are bad at home so
I’m just getting away from it for a while.” ‘So he ran away,’ I figured out.
I could tell that Ji Won was a good person. “Do you have a place to stay
tonight?” He shook his head. “How about staying in my room then,” I offered.
Ji Won couldn’t believe his ears. He stared at Mina. ‘Did she just offer him a
place to stay?’ “Ji Won?” Mina asked as she waved a hand in front of his face.
“Are you okay?”
Ji Won shook his head and snapped out of it. She placed her hand on his knee.
“Oppa, I asked if you want to stay in my room for tonight?” Ji Won was so touched
that he felt his heartache. No one had ever cared about him so much but he didn’t
want to feel as though he owed her. “No thanks.”
Mina looked at him with her big sad eyes. “Please oppa? I’m afraid of the
dark.” Ji Won smiled. He knew she was lying so he would say yes. For the first time
in his life, Ji Won felt warm inside because now he is wanted. He let out a sigh.
“Aigo Mina, okay. You talked me into it. But just for tonight though.” She
giggled and nodded.
Silently, I led Ji Won into my room. My room was small and luckily, it was far away
from my parents so they can’t hear much. I let Ji Won have the bed while I take the
floor. ‘Damn,’ I thought. ‘Why does the floor have to be so cold and hard?’
Ji Won stared down at Mina who was trying to sleep on the cold stone floor. He picked
her up easily and lifted her onto the bed.
“Oppa? What are you doing?” I whispered as my eyes grew wide.
“Do you trust me?” he asked.
I nodded my head slowly.
“Good,” he said. “This bed is small but it’ll fit both of us.”
My eyes grew wider at what Ji Won had just said. But I had just told him that I trust
him. I couldn’t take my words back so I had no choice but to sleep with him. We
both got in my bed and slept side-by-side. I was so nervous, I couldn’t sleep. Ji
Won, on the other hand, had no problem. He fell asleep instantly.
I turned my head over to look at him. His face was so innocent like an angel when he
was sleeping. Who would have thought he was such a devil when he’s awake and
An hour had passed and it was 3’ in the morning. I still couldn’t sleep. Suddenly
something weird happen. Ji Won turned his entire body around and did a 360, kicking
me. “Ow!” I cried out but covered my mouth so my parents wouldn’t hear me. When
he was done, he had this happy look on his face.
At first I thought he was just playing with me but he really did do a 360 in his
sleep. Suddenly he reached over and held me tight. My entire body went tense and
rigid. I could feel Ji Won’s light breathing on my neck. I don’t know why but now
that Ji Won was this close (practically laying on top of me) made me feel better.
It’s probably cause I’ve never been this close to a person in a long time. Soon I
began to fall asleep too…
i wonder if ill ever finishing posting the whole story
...it has 36 chapters!
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