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
LIA’s POVWhen JB found out about Yoo-Mi’s relationship with our CEO’s boss, Yoon Jeonghan, he avoided Yoo-Mi and kept a distance from her.So I decided that it was time for me to make my play for him. I comforted him, took care of him, and made him the happiest man on earth and I knew by the end of the month, that Lim JB was hooked. I had piqued his interest and he became my boyfriend.We lived together for five months. I wasn’t a virgin because I had surrendered myself to Mark. JB and I had sex regularly, and it was great. He was a fantastic and considerate lover but he couldn’t give me a child. That was our biggest problem, he’s infertile. And that’s when our relationship became toxic.JB decided one morning, very clinically that it was time for us to get married. There wasn’t anything remotely romantic about it. His mother was pressing for him to settle down, raise a family, but how could he? When he couldn&rsqu
YOO-MI’s POV“So, care to tell me what is it?” I asked waiting for Lia’s answer.She took a deep breath and spoke. “I-I am not in the position to tell you Yoo-Mi,” she paused, looking away. “It was a surprise, but don’t worry dear, you’ll love it.”I wanted to believe her words but I don’t know why I felt nervous, I know something’s not right.I smiled faintly, “Okay, I’ll just wait for Josh to tell me the surprise then.”Lia left and I started to get changed. I was zipping up my dress when I heard the door behind me open and when I looked over my shoulder, Lia was standing there watching me with narrowed eyes. “Lia?”“Oh, let me help you with that.” her expression changed in a blink, and helped me slide the dress on and zipped it up.I thanked her and she got herself ready. She wore her black hair in a low bun and wore an off-the-shoul
YOO-MI’s POVMurmurs filled the room and we made our way to the stage to join Josh’s parents. I looked over the crowd and I saw mom and Honey sitting at the table just in front of the stage. My daughter waved at me and blew me a kiss. I waved back at her and smiled widely, mouthing I love you to both of them.I spared a glance at Josh’s parents, maintaining the smile on my face and their warm smile melted my heart.I noticed the women in the room followed Josh’s every move. His presence alone demanded attention, but his looks attracted women and probably some men like a fly to honey.“As you know, my son took over the company about 3 years ago and has made it prosper ever since.” A round of applause echoed around the room. Mr. Hong put a hand up to hush them down. “Needless to say Melanie and I are incredibly proud of our son. But, when we thought we couldn’t be any prouder, Josh brings this beautiful woman into our
YOO-MI’s POV“Lia!” I yelled. “What is this? What are you doing?”She stormed over towards me. Her hair was a mess now and mascara was running down her face.“You! This was all your fault!” she growled.“What did I do?” I asked confused.My heart thumped hard and I automatically stopped my legs from moving while she continued piercing me with her murderous stare.“It was your fault why I can’t have children!”“What? Why me?” I asked, my voice sounding frustrated. “Don’t blame me for what’s going on in your life!” I said out of breath. “I’ve been a very good friend to you, Lia, don’t mess around, don’t embarrass yourself here! Don’t ruin my engagement party!”“Me? Ruining your party?” she laughed aloud making me frown. “Why don’t you ask the father of your child?”Her
YOO-MI’s POVI knew my face looked pale and helpless as I came out from the doctor’s office. My legs were powerless and I almost fell to the ground, luckily Josh suddenly appeared and helped me when I was about to fall.“Yoo-Mi, what happened?” he asked worriedly. I called him from work to come here immediately to the hospital.I shook my head sitting down on the chair in the hospital’s corridor. I covered my face with both of my hands, feeling so heartbroken and devastated to the point that I couldn’t even cry. Why do you have to punish my daughter? Not me, not Jeonghan! I asked God in my mind.“Good morning Mommy, good morning daddy!” Honey beamed this morning, eating happily with her breakfast.Josh who was dressed in his usual black suit ready to go for work kissed Honey on the cheek and ruffled her hair before he sat beside her on the right and I followed suit, sitting on her left.“Why is my da
YOO-MI’s POVDays, weeks and months had passed but still, Honey hadn’t healed. Doctors already underwent various kinds of medical treatments, basically did everything they could to save to my daughter but it turned out to be ineffective.My wedding with Josh was already postponed. He himself postponed it on his own for us to focus on Honey’s healing and that decision of him made me admire him even more.As I sit beside the bed where Honey was laying, mom looking at this critical condition felt heart broken and grieving. With a cold tone, she spoke to me. “Go and call Mr. Yoon to ask where Jeonghan is.”“Mom…”“We have no choice Yoo-Mi. I don’t want my granddaughter to die!” she burst out a whimpered cry, controlling herself for Honey not to hear her. But when her sobs became louder, she turned around and walked out of the room.I talked to Honey’s doctor this morning and they told
YOO-MI’s POVIt was past 6 in the afternoon when Josh and I arrived in the house. Mom insisted that I have to take a rest to gain energy and be strong for Honey.“Are you okay?” he asked as we slid into my room, his hands holding mine.“You know I’m not.” I answered pulling away from him.He heaved a sigh and raked his fingers over his brown hair.I watched him as he pulled his tie and stepped inside the bathroom. I know I was being unfair with Josh but I couldn’t think straight right now. I have to think about my daughter, on how to get her out of suffering from her illness.I need to know what place in Los Angeles did Josh book his flight the last time. I need to check his phone, while he’s in the shower.It’s crazy like I was a jealous wife peeking on the phone of my cheating husband, but it isn’t like that. I am now clutching his phone, staring down at it.It’s locked.