Wednesday, 24 October 2007
02:50:07 AM (GMT)
Meanwhile back in the hotel lobby…
After Sung Hoon and the others gave the new recruits instructions and about the
meeting, they all went back to their rooms. “You think there’s something wrong
with Matthew hyung?” asked Jae Jin. “Yeah,” said Jae Duc. “Did you see the
way he held the new guy?” They began to shudder.
“No, it’s nothing,” answered Sung Hoon.
“You think maybe Matthew is gay?” asked Ji Yong.
“You’re the one who looks gay,” said Jae Duc, jokingly.
“Shut up!” yelled Ji Yong as he punched Jae Duc lightly.
The others began to laugh. Then Su Won said, “Could be though. I never saw him
‘be’ with a girl before.” Sung Hoon lets out a sigh. “Okay, I’ll tell you
guys the real deal. But don’t let this get back to Matthew okay?” They all nodded
and leaned forward to hear the story.
“It was like 5 years ago when Matthew hyung met this girl named Nam Mina….”
“She a babe?” asked Jae Duc, interrupting.
Sung Hoon gave him a look. “Yes, Duc-ee, she’s a babe.”
“Oh, okay,” said Jae Duc. “Continue.”
“Anyways, Matthew knew her before he met me. It turns out that she was the first
person who ever really cared about him and Matthew fell in love with her. But you
know how hyung is. He could never tell anyone exactly what’ s on his mind or how he
feels. Instead of saying he wants Mina to be his girlfriend, he said he wants her to
be his dongsang—“
“That’s stupid!” yelled Jae Duc, interrupting Sung Hoon. “Why he say that
for? She’s a babe!”
“Sh..!” yelled Jae Jin, Ji Yong, and Su Won at Jae Duc.
Sung Hoon continued. “Well, Matthew ended up having this blood ceremony with her.
They scarred each other’s back with their initial. It looks like a blood tie but
later on I found out it was his symbol of promised love-“
“Ow..that must have hurt,” said Jae Duc, as he hugged himself. Jae Jin smacked
him on the head for interrupting again.
“I think they knew each other for a year before they met me. At first I thought
Mina was cute, but then by the way Matthew acts, I can tell she was off limits. See,
Mina had this heart condition where air would suddenly be closed off and she
couldn’t breathe. The only way to get air in was by this respirator—“
“The one hyung always carry?” asked Jae Duc.
“Yes Duc—ee,” said Sung Hoon, rolling his eyes. “Anyways, it was either that
or mouth to mouth. Once when Matthew went collecting shells for Mina, I was walking
along the shores with her. One of her attacks came on. I freaked out of course, but I
knew what to do. I laid her down and I was about to give her CPR but then Matthew ran
the speed of light and knocked me into the ocean and he gave her CPR.” The others
“Dang, ain’t he a Romeo?” said Jae Duc, laughing.
Sung Hoon smiled. “It’s cause he loves Mina and didn’t want any other guy
touching he. I mean, during school, if any guy talks about wanting to date her,
Matthew made sure he didn’t. Oh yeah, Matthew hyung hasn’t always been Matthew.
His real name is Ji Won. The ‘M’ scar on his back stands for Mina, not
Matthew.” The others opened their mouths in shock. They never knew Ji Won had been
this much in love before.
“How romantic,” whispered Jae Duc.
“Shut up hyung,” said Ji Yong. “Quit interrupting!”
“Okay, okay,” said Jae Duc, blocking himself from Jae Jin’s hand.
Sung Hoon began talking. “If there are no more interruptions, then I’ll
continue.” He paused for a second and then continued. “The day before Matthew and
I made it to Korea, he and Mina were supposed to get married. Matthew didn’t like
his dad and there was this feud in their family on who gets the grandpa’s
inheritance. Matthew got it, of course, and he took it all and left Hawaii. He took
me and he was planning on taking Mina too. When he went to her house though, his
uncle’s men were guarding the place and he couldn’t take her. He ended up leaving
Hawaii without saying goodbye to Mina.” All of them remained silent.
Then Su Won spoke. “Last year hyung sent me out to get some news on Nam Mina. She
had died drowning.”
Sung Hoon nodded. “Yeah but Matthew and I think she committed suicide. He think
it’s because Mina can’t handle living with her stepmom, who always abuse her. If
you ask me, I think Mina committed suicide because Matthew left her without any
reason. I think hyung thinks that too but he won’t say it. I think he blames
himself for her death and since then he hasn’t been the same. He used to be nicer
and not this touchy. Also that’s why he’s never been with another girl. I mean,
we see him flirt with other girls but none of us actually see him ‘be’ with
another girl right?”
The others nodded in agreement. Sung Hoon continued. “About this new boy today. I
think Matthew is losing it. He probably thinks when he sees the boy he is see—“
Sung Hoon stopped talking as he looked up. He finished his sentence with a “—See
you later!” and he ran off.
The others looked up surprised. Jae Jin smacked Jae Duc on his head. “What?”
asked Jae Duc. “I didn’t interrupt!” “It’s not Duc-ee’s fault,” said Ji
Yong. “Look.” Ji Yong pointed to where Sung Hoon ran off too.
“Aigo,” said Jae Jin. “It’s that same waitress babe.”
“See?” said Jae Duc. “It’s cause of a girl, not me. You hit me by mistake.”
“No, it’s not a mistake. I still wanna smack your head cause it makes this cool
hollow sound,” replied Jae Jin as he smacked Jae Duc on his head again.
“So, wanna go out sometime?” Sung Hoon asked Kyung Hee, leaning near her. She
rolled her eyes at him.
She answered flatly, “No” and began to leave.
Sung Hoon held onto her arm. “Come on babe. X-mas is next month and don’t be a
Then suddenly, Kyung Hee gave him a seductive smile. “I guess. How about we go out
on November 31 then?”
Sung Hoon gave her a sexy smile back. “It’s a date then,” he answered, letting
her go. The other 4 walked up to him.
“How’d it go Mickey?” asked Su Won.
“Hey, hey, what can I say?” answered Sung Hoon cockily. “I’m the man!”
Jae Jin gave him a high-five.
“Alright!” yelled Jae Duc. “When you 2 going out?”
“November 31,” answered Sung Hoon.
“Uh, Mickey,” said Ji Yong.
“Sup Ji Yong?” said Sung Hoon.
“November doesn’t have a 31st.”
“What?” asked Sung Hoon surprised. He looked at the calendar. November ended on
the 30th. He looked around but Kyung Hee had already left. He started cursing while
the others tried to hold back their laughter.
November 23, 1998
“This meeting of SechsKies is now in session,” announced Ji Won to the main
members of the group, along with the new recruits. His voice got their attention and
they quickly focused their attention on Ji Won. Ji Won looked to see if Min Sung was
there. He was. Ji Won gave a little smile to him. He didn’t know why but when he
looks at Min Sung his mind would replace Min Sung’s face with Mina’s.
“So any new business?” he asked the members.
“Yes,” answered Jae Jin. “The Black Dragons have killed some of our members and
took away some of our businesses.”
“Damn it!” yelled Ji Won as he pounded his fist on the table. “We’ll just
have to see that this Black Dragon matter will be solved. Mickey you, Ji Yong, Su
Won, and the 2 new recruits deal with the businesses. Jae Jin, Jae Duc, and Min Sung
will come with me.” Everyone looked at Ji Won strangely.
Sung Hoon began to speak. “Uh, hyung. You want to take Min Sung along?”
Ji Won glared at him. “Yeah. Anyone here have any objections?” No one answered.
“Meeting adjourned,” announced Ji Won and everyone went to work.
I followed the Black Kies to a dark alley. I was surprised Ji Won wanted to take me
along, considering I was one of the weakest members. I thought I would get to work
with the White Kies in businesses.
“Hey kid,” said Jae Duc to me.
“What is it?”
He handed me a gun. “Use this to protect yourself.”
My eyes widened as I held the cold metal. Please don’t let me use it, I prayed
Ji Won walked over to Min Sung. “Okay, the coleaders of Black Dragons are meeting
around here. You’ll recognize them by the dragon tattoos on their arms. If you see
them, just shoot them as they come out.”
“But Matthew hyung, I—“ but my words were cut off the sound of gunshots.
“Get down!” yelled Ji Won as he covered me. Then he started firing. I covered my
ears and watched Ji Won in disbelief. He had shot 4 people and killed 3. Ji Won stood
up smiling. I couldn’t believe it. I was in love with a cold-blooded killer. Jae
Jin and Jae Duc killed some other members and JW told them to kill every single Black
One Black Dragon member laid hurt on the ground. Ji Won pulled him up by the collar
of his shirt and pointed a gun to his head. “Tell me who’s your leader punk or
else I’ll blow your brains out.”
The young boy was whimpering. I felt sorry for him. “Please don’t kill me. My
leader is Eun Tae Won.” “Who the hell is that?” asked Ji Won angrily. “What
the hell does he have against me?” “He’s the godson of Mr. Eun, who’s one of
the heirs of the Eun Hotel Empire and he came to get the inheritance back from
I listened to what the boy was saying. I never knew that Ji Won’s uncle had a god
son. From what I had heard, Ji Won’s uncle had passed away 2 months ago and he had
a heir. The heir is the leader of Black Dragon, I figured out.
“That bastard,” said Ji Won. “He’s dead and he still has someone after me.”
When Ji Won wasn’t looking, the Black Dragon boy had pulled out a knife, ready to
stab Ji Won. I didn’t have time to think so I reacted instantly. I shot the boy. He
fell back in pain but managed to get up and run away.
Ji Won looked at me surprised. He gave me a smile. “Good job, Min Sung,” he said
walking over to me and patted me on the back. I was appalled at what I had done. I
couldn’t answer him so I just handed him back the gun.
Just then Jae Jin and Jae Duc came back to us. “Got them all hyung,” said Jae Jin
smiling as he did fancy handwork with his gun.
“Good,” said Ji Won. “Min Sung here just saved my life. I knew it was a good
idea to bring him along.”
“Really?” asked Jae Duc. “Nice work kid.” Then he punched me lightly on the
When we made it back to the hotel, I ran into my room using my respirator and
swallowed a pill. Afterwards, I took a shower. I felt so dirty because what I had
done. I knew this was going to be only one of the many dirty work I would have to do
to stay with Ji Won.