The sun was setting, casting a warm, golden hue over the city streets as Hanuel as making sure how tha work is going in the shop like eunwoo directed her .she stepped outside her bakery after finishing work which is need to be done. She hadn’t expected to see Eun Woo waiting there, his presence a pleasant surprise amidst the chaos of the day.
“Eun Woo,” she said, a smile touching her lips, “what brings you here?”
He returned her smile, his dark eyes holding a mixture of intrigue and warmth. ” how is your mother?”
Hanuel smile being grateful ” thanks to you it is all better”
eunwoo took step closer to heer”I thought perhaps we could continue our conversation. There’s still so much we don’t know about each other.”
Hanuel nodded, her heart suddenly feeling lighter. “You’re right. It’s probably best for us to know about ourselves, considering the circumstances.”
As they strolled along the sidewalk, their conversation flowed seamlessly. They discussed their likes and dislikes, their favorite foods and places to visit. Amidst the lighthearted banter, they stumbled upon a topic that led them down memory lane.
“Do you remember our college days?” Eun Woo asked, a reminiscent smile playing on his lips.
Hanuel chuckled softly, her gaze turning nostalgic. “Of course, how could I forget? We were in the same class, after all.”
Eun Woo’s gaze held a hint of playfulness sipping his drink while noticing her eyes . “We were classmates, indeed. But if I recall correctly, we didn’t interact all that much.”
Hanuel grinned, her cheeks eyes become frowned. “Well, you were always focused on your studies, and I was busy with my bakery dreams.”
As they reminisced about their college years, Hanuel’s heart skipped a beat as she recalled those fleeting moments when their paths had crossed. There had been something between them, a connection that she hadn’t fully understood at the time.
Eun Woo’s voice took on a more serious note. “After college, I worked hard, built my own company from scratch. It was a challenging journey, but it allowed me to achieve my goals. ”
Hanuel listened, her admiration for him growing with every word. “You’ve accomplished so much, Eun Woo. It’s truly impressive.”
Eun Woo’s gaze softened as he looked at her. “And what about you, Hanuel? What happened after college?”
Her smile faded, replaced by a tinge of sadness. “Well, I wanted to pursue further studies in business and culinary arts. But… circumstances changed, and I couldn’t go after my dreams.”
Eun Woo’s brows furrowed in concern. “What happened?”
Hanuel hesitated for a moment, her gaze turning distant. “There were people I trusted, people who were close to my family. They betrayed us in business, and it led to the downfall of our bakery.”
Tears welled up in her eyes, but she blinked them away, a determined glint in her gaze. “It was, but I won’t let that define me. I’m determined to rebuild what we lost.”
Eun Woo’s respect for her deepened, his admiration evident in his eyes. “You’re stronger than you know, Hanuel.”
eunwoo came down to business like exactly what hanuel thought” well what i want to tell you is that , i have my grandmother only, whatever i am doing right now because of her. after your shop get settled down. let’s go meet my grandmother”
Hanuel expected this much from him she smile casually” sure i should do that”
As they continued their walk, a sense of heaviness was on hanuel heart misunderstanding that everything will be settled between them. The vulnerabilities they shared and the glimpses of their pasts had brought them closer in unexpected ways.
she broke the silence ” you maybe have a lot of work , you can go back”
eunwoo ” i should drop you home”
hanuel faked her smile” no, i have to see how renovation is going on and i have some business left here”
eunwoo agreed ” if you say so”
minjung questioned as eunwoo took his seat in the car ” did you ask her if she boyfriend?”
eunwoo looked her frowned face from side mirror” i think i touched wrong chapter, i will ask her later”
minjung sighed starting the car” why boys are so pathetic”
after bidding farewell hanuel grit her teeth” maybe it was nothing for you , those days, that’s why you suddenly left ,without saying anything showing after so long pretending to not know anything being oblivious to what you have done and coming back to me again”
i will do same if that’s what you want” she looked while her eyes becoming red thinking about THE DAY WHEN THEY FIRST MET ” It was a warm spring afternoon, …………