Then Shin goes grab his guitar and sings ‘You’ve Fallen For me’, gazing at Kyuwon. I have no idea how she can be so calm! Just smiling at the lyrics. This boy sings her two songs and kisses her in front of everybody! Who has fallen for who now? And everybody just sway, clap, and enjoy The Stupid’s performance. I guess it means the couple have everybody’s ‘approval’ after all the drama.
They go home, hand in hand.
They have a little chat outside Kyuwon’s house. Shin asks if she’s afraid of her hair being pulled. She says she feels like wearing a swimming cap to school. He promises that nothing will happen and she believes him.
“It’s late. Go inside now.”
“No, I want to see you go inside first.”
“You first. It’s too dangerous.”
“How dangerous can that be? I just need to turn around and open the door.”
“You may get tripped by the door step. Never mind. Just go inside now.”
He’s trying to see if she blushes?
He’s decided to date her officially. But not that official when I know what he tells her on the phone. “My mom gave me these museum tickets and I just can’t throw them away … do you have time … ” The prince in school has never asked a girl out before? Why this shy tone and face?
They actually agreed to meet in the school but Kyuwon texted him later saying she needs to run an errand for Grandpa and will meet him in the museum instead. Shin now knows the real reason: she bought a brand new outfit for their very first date! The brand tag is hanging at the back of her dress and she doesn’t know.
He asks why she doesn’t live with her father. She tells him the story. Shin doesn’t wait for her to ask, and tells his kinda complicated family background too. Then he comes to the point having to give 20,000 won to her sister last night and then they realize they both have fallen victim to the girl’s ‘back mail’. Kyuwon teases Shin that he’s not as strong and powerful as she expected.
I want to see only smiles on his face. But life just isn’t fair. Seokhyun’s enemies have spread the rumor that he deliberately made Kyuwon instead of Heeju perform in front of the sponsors. Seokhyun’s assistant tells Shin about that and asks him to look after Kyuwon on that matter.
Pardon me if I sound mean to anybody who causes Shin any hard times or hurt. Seokhyun really doesn’t care about rumors? He stops Kyuwon and talks to her! Our hero just won’t let people have one more chance to talk bad about his girl; he grabs her hand and ‘takes’ her away, not even looking at him. The gesture reads: she’s my girl. And Seokhyun doesn’t like that at all.
“If I quit now, what will people say about Director?”
“Why do you have to care about Director? Just take it as I want you to quit.”
“You’ve been thinking about everything like everything is about you. You think I’m a doll? A doll who only listens to you? Doing or quitting, it’s my call.”
“Lee Kyuwon … ”
Everything’s about Director?! He calls.
Director calls for ‘business’ but he has to comment on Shin’s pulling Kyuwon away like that earlier can be seen as kidnapping in people’s eyes. Seriously!
Shin is surely confident when it comes to music. And of course he won’t let himself look weak in front of his forever rival.
We think Shin’s work is perfect but Director thinks the guitar and gayageum together in the climax sound too loud, blah blah blah …
Shin asks if Director knows the guitar and Director says he plays the piano. Shin smirks on that and says Professor Hung approved of his work already. Director argues he’s the composer and he’s the director, just to make Shin knows he needs to listen to him. I think Shin knows he just wants to be mean. Me too. So he says he’ll make changes.
He’s about to leave, but can’t help asking …
“Can Lee Kyuwon not do the musical?”
“Lee Kyuwon herself doesn’t want to do it?”
“No. It’s me who doesn’t want her to.”
“Don’t make it such a big deal. You two have just begun. You’re not in the position to let Lee Kyuwon do or not do anything. Understand this and leave.”
Kyuwon’s dad has come to see Kyuwon and they have lunch together at home. Kyuwon gets Director’s message to go see him (which is a trap). Kyuwon and her dad are leaving for their separate dates and bump into Shin outside their house.
Kyuwon’s dad senses they need sometime together and leaves first. Shin apologizes for what he said and say she should continue with the musical if she really wants to.
Kyuwon asks for his birth date.
“I’m 3 months older than you. When you’re just born, I’ve learned to turn on my side already.”
This means she’s actually the noona and she can take care of herself and he needs not worry about her.
He asks about where she’s going but she lied that she’s to see a friend (not Bowon, she doesn’t only have Bowon as her friend). But she doesn’t mean to lie, she’s asked not to tell ‘anybody’ about the date.
He thinks everything will be alright.
Shin wonders if Kyuwon’s date is over and calls her.
We know the date is very WRONG and she’s in Director’s car heading home. She still chooses to lie to Shin about whom she’s seen. This time due to the fact that she senses something is wrong (though Director doesn’t tell her everything) and she thinks Shin doesn’t like Director lately. For her own good or for Shin’s good?
This is a bad idea. For Shin wants to see her so badly that he waits outside her house.
What’s he thinking when he hears Director say “Don’t worry about anything. You have me by your side” to Kyuwon?
When Kyuwon’s in her room, she texts Shin, telling she’s home already. No answer. “You slept?” “Hmm … ” She complains why he goes to bed early like he’s a kid. But she has no idea he’s still standing there in the corner. Very hurt.
We can’t expect Shin to wait for Kyuwon in front of her house anymore the next day. But Kyuwon wonders why Shin left first. In the school, everybody’s talking about the pictures of Kyuwon and Director coming out of a hotel. Sarang and the sillies use this to attack Shin (maybe more for their hate on Kyuwon than Shin).
He actually thought they’re just upset about his dating Kyuwon but when he finds out the story behind. He’s gone all mad running around looking for Director, asking everybody if they see him.
He finds him and talks to him in this urgent but bold tone.
“Didn’t I ask you to get Kyuwon out of the musical? What’s gonna happen next?”
“I’ll take care of things. That’s why I came.”
“What exactly can you do to take care of things? After the musical, you’ll just leave. What will happen to Kyuwon? She needs to come to school.”
“I said I’ll take care of things.”
“Give me your car keys. Kyuwon’s not here yet. I’ll keep her away from school today. In the mean time, please do take care of everything.”
“Please take care of Lee Kyuwon.”
“Director only cares about Lee Kyuwon now. Have you considered how Professor Jung will think about all this?”
He calls Kyuwon in the car. The whole world’s worries on his face go away when he spots her on the way.
He makes up a story about Director asking him to take her for some happy time to make up for her loss not able to enjoy the MT strip fully with her injuries. And Director needs to talk to Heeju, clearing things up about the rumor (not this big rumor now) and it’s not convenient that she’s around.
Shin’s persuasive or Kyuwon likes that it’s the Director’s idea? She kind of believes this very lame story. Of course Shin likes to make her do things; he pushes her into the car anyway.
And he has to confiscate her phone to cut her off any news. Excuse: Bowon always spoils their time together. I love this excuse, but he says that with cuteness and sadness at the same time.
“You don’t look like your dad.”
“I’m like my mom more. Do you look like your dad?”
“I’ve never seen my dad till I’m this all grown. But I could tell it’s him when I first saw his face. My dad was a guitarist too. I have his albums at home. I’ll show you next time.”
“Can’t wait. So when you come to my house next time, I’ll show you my mom’s picture.”
“Ask me to go when your grandpa’s not home.”
“Uh … then just the two of us?”
“Don’t think wrong things. It’s just that I don’t want to hear his life story no more.”
“I know … ”
“Better not. I should go only when your grandpa is home.”
“Didn’t you say you don’t want to hear grandpa’s story?”
“I’m worried that I’ll suddenly do things that I shouldn’t do.”
Our Shin is doing such a good job, protecting his girl and loving his girl. Still, she finds out and shouts that she needs to go back.
“I ask you not to go! Don’t go … If you leave now, it means the end of our relationship.”
But she doesn’t care???!!!
Two sad eyes. One shattered heart.
I stole Dumbledore’s line: Oh, to be young and to feel love’s keen sting.
But I don’t agree only the young can feel love’s keen sting. For those who’ve been there, the feelings once felt stay.
And in this particular story, the grown-ups seem so at lost when it comes to love too. What exactly is Director thinking? When Yoonsu actually asks him to marry her, saying that’s the best way to end this mess, he says, “sorry”.
Lovely Junhee has to be used like that, by the Natasha he loves.
Shin. People say he deserves that, because Kyuwon was hurt by him before. I don’t think one can do math about love, putting the pluses and minuses together.