Thursday, 25 October 2007
03:40:49 AM (GMT)
Later that evening Ji Won posted a note on my door telling me to meet him. It was 8
p.m. and I knocked the door to his room. “Come in,” said Ji Won. I entered his
room, not knowing what he was going to say. “Follow me,” he ordered. He left the
room and I followed him.
He took me to the beach that was near our hotel. Then he walked over to a spot where
there were two rocks side by side. I caught my breath. This looks exactly like our
spot in Hawaii, I thought. “Come here and sit next to me, Min Sung,” said Ji Won
to me, patting the rock next to him. I sat down near him and closed my eyes as I
breathed in the salty sea air.
Ji Won began to study Min Sung. ‘He looks like Mina in a way,’ he thought.
‘Could he be Mina in another form?’ Ji Won didn’t believe in reincarnation but
Min Sung was too much like Mina for him. He wanted to see if somehow Min Sung was
Mina so he had to test him. “Min Sung, you want to hear a story?”
“Sure,” said Min Sung eagerly.
Ji Won smiled as he told his story. “There once was this rich boy who came from a
messed up family. He had no friends at all. Then one day he met this little girl who
became his friend. She was really nice to him, unlike his family, so he began to
adopt her as his dongsang.” Ji Won paused right there to see Min Sung’s reaction.
My smile faded when Ji Won began his story. He was talking about our life in Hawaii.
Then I figured out he was testing me. The respirator, I thought. I must have drained
it when I was using it so now he suspects me. I steadied myself and tried my best to
give no reaction.
Ji Won stared at Min Sung, who appeared to have no reaction to the story. “Well
what do you think?” Ji Won asked him. “That’s a cute story, hyung,” he said,
shrugging his shoulders. Ji Won continued. “Do you know why he took extra care of
his dongsang?” Min Sung shook his head no. “It’s because she has this heart
problem and needed this respirator to breathe.” He took out the respirator from his
pocket and showed it to Min Sung. Again no reaction.
“Poor girl,” said Min Sung.
“Yes, poor girl,” said Ji Won sadly. “She died a few years later.”
I looked at Ji Won sadly. I knew Ji Won felt bad because of my death but since I’m
no one special to him, it wouldn’t matter if he knew the truth that Mina was still
alive and with him right now. Then Ji Won took out a stone and handed me one. I
rubbed the white marble stone for a while. “Throw it,” he told me. I shook my
head no. To me it was like a present so I didn’t throw it but just kept it in my
pocket. Ji Won threw his into the ocean. It skipped 3 times.
“Perfect,” he said.
“Why is it perfect?” I asked him.
This time I wished he would tell me the significance of the 3-skip. “When the stone
skips 3 times, it means 3 words. I love you.” I looked at Ji Won in an overwhelming
joy. Did Ji Won love me? He had thrown the rock and it skipped 3 times many times
before. “So did the rich boy ever really loved his dongsang?” I asked Ji Won. Ji
Won looked at me. “Of course he does. He has a lot of brotherly love for her.”
“Oh,” I whispered softly. My heart began to ache.
As Ji Won continued staring at the ocean, I began to walk home with a heavy heart. Ji
Won began to shake his head. ‘Mina’s dead already so why am I denying that I love
her?’ he thought to himself as he stared out to the ocean. “Actually, Min Sung,
the rich boy loved his dongsang the first day he met her but he’s such a weak
person. He never could admit his feelings for her and just waited for her to say that
she loves him first.”
Ji Won turned around and saw that Min Sung had left. ‘Oh well,’ he thought as he
headed back to the hotel.
*Since some of you wanted to hear more about Sung Hoon and Kyung Hee, this chapter is
a little side story.
Sung Hoon woke up aching. He realized he was back at the Nam Hotel and in his room.
“How did I make it back here?” he asked himself. Then he realized he was wearing
nothing but his boxers. His bathroom door suddenly opened and out came Kyung Hee.
“Hey!” he shouted as he pulled a blanket over to cover himself.
Kyung Hee rolled her eyes. “It’s too late for that. I’ve seen it all
already,” she told him as she yanked the blanket away.
Sung Hoon crossed his arms over his chest. “So you took advantage of me in my weak
“So what if I did?” she snapped at him.
“That means you have to marry me and support me while I give birth to your
child.” Kyung Hee could’t help but laugh.
Sung Hoon smiled at her. ‘I guess he isn’t so bad,’ she thought. “You
know,” said Sung Hoon quietly. “You didn’t have to diss me like that when you
said you’ll go out with me.” Kyung Hee looked at him.
“I had to! You were such an arrogant jerk and you wouldn’t leave me alone.”
“Maybe it’s because I like you too much to leave you alone,” he replied back.
Kyung Hee blushed a little and decided to change the subject. “Give me your arm,”
she said to him. Sung Hoon’s right arm was bleeding and Kyung Hee began to wash the
“Ow!” he yelled in pain, pulling his arm back. “That hurts.”
“Does it?” Kyung Hee asked him, concerned. “I’m sorry.”
She leaned over to blow on his cut. Sung Hoon stared at her the entire time. He felt
warm and shy being around her. He never felt this way for a girl before. She was nice
to him and not dissing him like she usually does. He really liked that feeling. Kyung
Hee gently placed his arm into a cast.
“There,” she said. “All better.”
“You know,” said Sung Hoon softly. “Everyone says kisses make boo-boos feel
better and go away.”
When Kyung Hee was nursing Sung Hoon, she developed a liking for him and his nice
body was a good addition. “Really?” she asked skeptically. “I don’t believe
“Why don’t you test it out then?” he challenged her smiling.
“Maybe I will,” she said, flirting back. “Where does it hurt?”
Sung Hoon pointed to his knee. Kyung Hee kissed it. Then he pointed to his hand. She
kissed it too. Slowly he pointed to his forehead, which she also kissed. He worked
his way down to his nose. Kyung Hee couldn’t help but laugh as she kissed his nose
lightly. Sung Hoon’s nose was broken.
Then he pointed to his lips. Kyung Hee was about to kiss it lightly but then Sung
Hoon held onto her tightly to deepen the kiss. Kyung Hee felt drawn to him so she
didn’t push him away. He turned her over so she laid down on his bed, with him on
top of her. His hand went under the back of her shirt and he stopped there. Kyung Hee
continued kissing him and ran her fingers through his hair. Since she wasn’t
stopping him, he was about to continue when…
‘I’m going to kill that person,’ thought Sung Hoon as he broke off the kiss.
“Yeah? What is it?” he yelled.
“Matthew wants all of us to go down to the dining room for a meeting,” said Ji
“Okay, I’ll be there in 5 minutes!” Sung Hoon yelled back. When he heard
footsteps of Ji Yong leaving, he kissed Kyung Hee once more. “Sorry honey, I have
to go but I’ll be right back.” Kyung Hee nodded and helped him into his clothes.
“Order SechsKies!” yelled Ji Won.
“Ooh, ooh,” said Jae Duc. “I want some kimbab!”
Ji Won glared at him. Jae Duc shuts up. “Now I want to talk to all of you about Min
Sung. He’s only been here for a few months but he had saved my life twice and not
to mention, Sung Hoon’s.” Sung Hoon slapped Min Sung on the back and smiled.
“Now,” continued Ji Won. “What do you want Min Sung? A car, money, women? Tell
us and it’s yours.”
“Yeah,” said Sung Hoon. “Just name it buddy and it’s yours.”
I thought about it for a while. The only thing I wanted was Ji Won but I couldn’t
say that. Since he was suspecting me so much there was only one thing I should ask
for. “I want a woman,” I told them. They all opened their mouths in shock.
“Alright Min Sung, you dog!” yelled Sung Hoon, breaking the silence. “At least
you’re proving to us that you’re a man now!”
“Okay,” said Ji Won slowly. “Who’s the girl?”
“So Kyung Hee,” I announced.
I saw Sung Hoon’s smiling face turn mad.
“Who do you want?” Sung Hoon asked me in disbelief.
I repeated myself. “So Kyung Hee.”
Sung Hoon grabbed me by the collar of my shirt. “Out of all the girls you could
have picked, why her?” he yelled at me. I knew Sung Hoon liked Kyung Hee but Kyung
Hee was the only person that could help me. “I happen to like her too,” I
answered him. “Besides, you all said I can have anything I want, and I want Kyung
“He’s right,” said Ji Won softly. “We can’t go back on our words.” Ji Won
clapped his hands for attention. “So Kyung Hee now belongs to Ahn Min Sung. Anyone
from SechsKies who touches her, the penalty is death.”
Su Won and Ji Yong had to hold Sung Hoon back from attacking me. “I thought you
were my friend!” he yelled as they took him away. I sighed and headed for my room.
Ji Won looked at Min Sung as he was walking away. “Min Sung.”
“Are you sure that’s what you want?”
“Yes hyung. I’ve never been more sure in my life.” Then Min Sung left.
When I made it back into my room, Kyung Hee was in there waiting for me. “What the
hell is going on?” she asked me. I knew it was time to tell her my story. When I
finished, she was bawling like a baby. I handed her a tissue.
“Th..that is s..so..romantic,” Kyung Hee said, sobbing.
I patted her head as she leaned on me. “No, it’s not.”
“So you’re not going to tell Ji Won who you really are?”
I shook my head. “It wouldn’t matter anyways.”
“How do you know? If he knows you’re still alive, who knows? He might fall in
love with you.”
“Maybe,” I began slowly. “But then he’d love me out of pity and not out of
love. I don’t want that.”
“Oh.” Kyung Hee stared at the floor. “I wonder if Mickey really likes me.”
“What?!” I asked in surprise.
She looked at me sheepishly. “Oh, I forgot to tell you that Mickey and I are
beginning to fall for each other.”
“Why didn’t you tell me?”
“I didn’t have a chance to. Besides, it just happened.”
“I’m sorry Kyung Hee.”
“It’s okay,” she said as she hugged me. “We’ll just have to put our little
romance on hold for a while. You’re more important.”
“No, I’ll go tell—“
My words were cut off by my lack of air. This time my attack was worser than it ever
had been before. Kyung Hee stared at me frightened. “Mina! What’s happening?”
“C..can’t breathe…” I managed to say. She lifted me up.
“Come on, I’ll take you to the hospital.”
“Don’t let the others see me,” I said to her before I collapsed into total