YOO-MI’s POV“What’s the most important thing to you?” I managed to choke out.Josh came to sit next to me concernedly. “Baby, I know something’s wrong. What is it?”But I couldn’t stay seated beside him, so closely with our knees touching, so I jumped up and moved to a corner.“Tell me Josh, do you really love me?” I asked again.“Of course, how can you even ask me that?” he ducked his head near my ear, his voice raw and husky as he spoke. “What else do you want for me to prove it to you?”I breathed.“Let me show you that I love you, that I care for you.” he moved closer. “Let me take care of you baby.” He spoke in a tantalizingly slow manner, stroking my jawbone with his index finger, his lips a fraction away from mine.I ignored the urge to close the gap, choosing rather to concentrate on the words that were running in my mind.
JOSH’s POVEIGHT YEARS AGOEight fucking years ago was the most regretful day of my life.Final exams were scheduled for next week. Yoo-Mi and I had been sleepless and cranky every night as we crammed together in our regular study sessions.My eyes fixated on Yoo-Mi, sitting behind my study table, concentrated on studying Trigonometry. Her pouty red lips moved so sensuously and her presence in my room was suffocating me, like I wanted to kiss her right here, right now.But I can’t do that. She had her full trust on me, she treated me as her best friend and she has a boyfriend, well fuck! A fucking ex-boyfriend who left her, who hurt her and made her cry repeatedly.I don’t understand how a beautiful girl like her needed to be hurt by some asshole, Yoon Jeonghan, the guy that I despised with every nerve fibre in my being, the immature, playboy narcissist who just cared about himself and every other person is a pawn in her life. The guy
Eight years agoYOO-MI’s POVI rushed down the hall feeling really out of it. Something’s wrong with me, maybe I was allergic to alcohol? I looked around for Josh but he’s missing. Where did he go?I’m itchy and my skin was on fire and I felt like I can’t even keep my body up.Just as I was about to open the bathroom, arms grabbed me around my waist. I tried to scream but a hand clutched my mouth stopping me from creating any sound. I tried to fight back but I couldn’t bring myself to move or lift up my arms.My body felt weightless and my mind was fuzzy like I couldn’t think straight, something’s really wrong with me.I felt the arms lift me up and drag me somewhere. My mind was telling me to get the hell out of here but my body couldn’t seem to move, everything was numb, everything was woozy but I could clearly see that I was in a bedroom.The door shut closed and I was turned to face the pe
Eight years agoJOSH’s POVI ran my way towards the bathroom when I heard a banging noise and a girl’s voice yelling for some help. I followed the noise and turned, finding the door and trying to open it but it was locked. I kicked the door open giving all my strength and there I saw Mark on top of Yoo-Mi who was struggling from his hold.“What the fuck?” I yelled and wasted no time as I kicked hard on Mark’s face. I saw Yoo-Mi’s head lifted and her eyes locked on mine. My jaw immediately clenched and my insides twisted with rage when I saw the blood on her lips.My eyes traveled down and saw her tank top ripped and a feeling I can only describe as fucking murder crossed me.I turned to Mark and lunged him, grabbing his collar as I punched him repeatedly, throwing all the rage and anger inside me, punching him over and over until he was unconscious. This prick needs to get what he deserved.I heard a whimper across
JOSH’s POVI heaved a heavy sigh as I remembered the past.The blinds were still closed as my eyes fluttered open, tears gathered in their corners. There wasn’t a sliver of sunlight beaming across the room. it must be overcast today. Dark, grey clouds, biting cool breeze, maybe a dusting of snow.I felt her arm before I remembered she’s sleeping beside me. My heart sank in my chest.Yoo-Mi.Slowly, I turned over to look at her. Beautiful face, her brown hair messy, but that didn’t lessen her angelic beauty. Her mouth slightly open, her lips were red, her arm holding onto me, her shallow breaths were soothing and sobering.I pulled the blanket over her and covered her almost naked body, placing a long kiss on top of her head before going inside the bathroom.The water was warm cascading on my back, my hands on the cold tiles. My eyes were closed and my head bowed down.It took only a moment but I realized the water w
YOO-MI’s POVSomething’s wrong.I knew something was wrong with Josh and I couldn’t figure it out, but the way I felt how my chest rose, that I hadn’t experienced in a few years, made me scared.I’d never thought I’d love again, not after Jeonghan. I wasn’t even entirely certain if I would love another man like the way I love him, but I did, with Josh. He made me happy, incredibly happy. I could honestly just have him next to me, doing nothing and I’d be contented.But last night, I wanted to make him happy, I mean happier than he was with me before. I was willing to give him what we both wanted and needed last night but I was so shocked when he suddenly stopped. I was a bit disappointed but I didn’t show it to him. We just lay in silence, neither of us saying anything. But then he came closer and gathered me in his arms, whispered I’m sorry and I love you.I closed my eyes and leaned my head on his chest, bathed in the warmth of him, and whispered I love you too. Trying to understand
JOSH’s POVOur day in the amusement park was spent accompanying Honey wherever she wanted to go. My daughter finally felt hungry after playing in so many areas, so we grabbed some burgers and ordered some kid meals that have some bonus action figures of Unicorn.Later in the afternoon, after Honey finished another session of a mini train ride with Yoo-Mi, we were walking hands by hands, Honey between me and Yoo-Mi, but she ran towards the crowded people, catching an entertaining sight wherein Elsa was unleashing snow from her hands, making shape various structures.How did she do that?Honey looked so damn excited to watch from the front line, but unfortunately, so many other people have gathered around the performance that she can’t just get past them.“Daddy, I wanna see them!” another girl shouted to her dad, who then put her to sit on his shoulders. The girl looked so happy from watching the live-action. “Wow!” she exc
JOSH’s POVYoo-Mi’s eyes widened—she clearly hasn’t expected the question to come out from my mouth. But I’m serious about it.I’m ready to become Honey’s father, to take full responsibility for being her dad. And I can’t wait for her to call me daddy.My pulse quickened as I waited for her answer.I’m pretty sure that Honey wanted it ever since, and I only want Yoo-Mi’s approval.Is it too early to do this?“Yes.”That answer startled me, making me abruptly halt. Yoo-Mi stopped too, and I stared at her, into her eyes searching for the truth.“Did you just say---““Yes Josh,” she smiled and my heart was filled with bliss.Honey can call me daddy now! Yes! Yes!“Yoo-Mi…”“Uncle Josh—I mean daddy, if mom repeats the answer again, you’re dead!” Honey muttered behind me, surprising me.
LIA’s POVIt wasn’t a secret in the school that Yoon Jeonghan and Kim Yoo-Mi were a thing. Yoo-Mi, Josh, and I were classmates but not that close. Sometimes I go with them, sometimes I don’t because I had other groups of friends. They were the best of friends and I wonder how could Josh hide his feelings when it was so obvious that he liked Yoo-Mi.When the result of the final exam came, I and Ara organized an outing where we can celebrate and enjoy ourselves for passing our toughest examination. We asked Yoo-Mi and Josh to join us and they agreed to go.We went to Songdo beach, enjoyed swimming and partying, playing different kinds of games. But the last game that we had played was the flip, sip, or strip.At first, it was fun, but when I noticed that Mark was cheating, I almost quit the game.I liked Jeonghan at first but he liked Yoo-Mi. He never noticed me. I know I wasn’t beautiful, I had resigned myself to it. I was big-boned, l