Shin just doesn’t care what Seokhyun and Kyuwon think, he’s in Seokhyun’s car on the way home. Seokhyun asks if they had a fight, for the vibe seems so odd.
Shin’s little sister is curious if ‘pumpkin’ was doing good at the audition. Shin says she’s good but asks his little sister not to call her ‘pumpkin’ anymore. He even asks her to imagine how she’d feel if someone called her that. Ouch!
How convenient it is that he lives next door to her!
The waiting at the bus stop reminds them anything?
Though Shin is in a good mood, he doesn’t know Kyuwon has had bad times being humiliated by Heeju and scolded by Seokhyun for being arrogant and not serious about the musical.
Does he know that he actually smiles whenever Kyuwon appears in front of him now? But he just can’t stand Kyuwon not seeing him at all. He stops her, saying, “At least pretend that you know me.” Kyuwon tells him that she’s in a bad mood. She even says she isn’t going to the joint practice in the afternoon. Shin is disappointed about that or can’t stand her being so indifferent to him. They have a fight and end up with the ‘consensus’ that they’d better not see each other for the whole day. Shin storms off angrily.
I need to crown Professor Hung the official Cupid for this drama. Just as they think they won’t see each other, the professor called them to their office for a little chat about the progress of the rock crosses gukak music piece they are working on. Shin tells the professor that they’ve tried playing together and the music sounds great.
Professor says if Shin says it’s good, it must be good and wants to listen to them play ASAP. Kyuwon explains that she and the Windflower girls have taken their seniors’ place to some performance and can’t go for the planned practice. Professor asks Shin to go watch them (to have more exposure to gukak and help carry the instruments).
We’re so used to seeing Shin’s longing gazes when he watched Yoonsu some time before. But am I imagining things? These eyes have more stars …
He should have joined Kyuwon dancing instead of sitting there watching. The old ladies have sharp eyes or maybe he’s the only handsome guy at the venue … they literally jump to him, fighting with each other to hold his hands for the so-called dancing! 🙂
The old and the young go have some good food and nice wine. That’s Shin’s look watching Kyuwon eating and drinking. He’s worried that she’ll throw up again or get drunk?The old man asks him to have some wine but he explains he doesn’t drink. The old man says he should try and insists that he have some. Kyuwon says she’s the ‘Black Rose’ (some legendary heroine?) and will drink on behalf of the ‘Black Knight’. Shin’s embarrassed and worried at the same time.
Too many Shin smiling caps already? One more isn’t too many. He left Kyuwon’s house with a smile.
To remind her that she’s so drunk last night, saying crazy things and being so heavy on his back. His back hurt so much that he needed three pain relief patches to ease the pain. I’ve asked this question before: Is taxi so difficult to find in Seoul? Or too expensive for students?
He needs another excuse to appear in front of her. “I read these but don’t understand. Please summarize the main points for me.” He spits a chain of sentences explaining why she must do that (within today before the joint practice). They make no sense to me but they make sense to Kyuwon. 😉
Making her angry is still something funny for him!
Just the two of them in the practice place. I think Shin’s really become interested about gukak. He asks Kyuwon about the gayageum. Maybe Kyuwon looks even more charming when enthusiastically talking about music. Shin listens attentively and Kyuwon feels so good too … but their companions arrive ‘too early’ … they share these embarrassed looks.
The others just know how to leave space and time for the two together. Shin gets to say ‘Happy birthday’ to Kyuwon as they’re leaving. Only the birthday wish results in an accident. And Kyuwon ended up in the hospital. Shin feels so sorry and guilty for all this. He even tells Kyuwon’s grandpa that it’s all his fault. That’s ironic: he says something nice to Kyuwon to cause her the accident.
Even I have become suspicious of Seokhyun’s concern for Kyuwon. Shin wants to stay looking after Kyuwon but Seokhyun says one is enough and he will be the one. But the nurse says neither can stay for they aren’t next of kin and they are male.
Seokhyun and Shin have a coffee chat. About Shin’s progress on the arrangement of the musical ending piece. Seokhyun tells Shin that the composer is very picky and arrogant and he’s the composer himself. And he somehow talks about Kyuwon’s having the power to make people around her ‘put their weapons down’. I can see Shin totally agrees with that. He acts like he’s thinking this: “This guy knows her and likes her. He wants to check on her before leaving. I need to do the same.”
But nobody actually plays fireworks in school! Time to run …
I’m explaining Shin’s change in attitude towards Kyuwon with my post title. If I really need to give further explanation, I’d say since he met with his father, he’s been changing gradually, towards everybody around him. Maybe his father’s death has really inspired him on a lot of things. Real people do change. Explanations not possible sometimes.