The scent of antiseptic pervaded the hospital room as Kim Hanuel sat by her mother’s bedside. Ji-Soo’s face appeared paler against the stark white sheets, her eyes closed as she struggled with each labored breath. Hanuel’s heart ached as she held her mother’s frail hand, her worry deepening with every passing moment.
it was so noisy. hanuel hated crowded area. amidst of this yoojin called a nurse” can you for them to be quiet please” nurse agreed to their request
In the corner of the room, her younger brother Joon-Ho sat with his head bowed, his fingers fidgeting nervously. Yoojin Park, Hanuel’s best friend, stood beside him, her presence a source of comfort in the midst of uncertainty.
Hanuel glanced at Yoojin, her eyes filled with a mixture of sadness and determination. They had been through so much together, and Hanuel knew that Yoojin’s unwavering support was a pillar of strength she could always rely on.
As Joon-Ho and Yoojin exchanged a few quiet words, Hanuel’s thoughts turned to the conversation she had been having with Yoojin earlier. she called for yoojin ” come with me i have to fill some form”
They had sneaked away to a corner of the hospital corridor, away from the prying eyes and hushed whispers of concerned relatives.
“Hanuel, you can’t keep this burden to yourself,” Yoojin said softly, her brown eyes filled with concern. “You’re not alone in this.”
Hanuel nodded, her gaze distant. “I know, Yoojin. But the decision to accept Eun Woo’s proposal is a big one. It would change everything.”
Yoojin placed a comforting hand on Hanuel’s shoulder. “I can see the weight you’re carrying, Hanuel. But you don’t have to face this alone. We’re here for you.”
Just as they were deep in conversation, Hanuel’s phone vibrated in her pocket. She glanced at the screen to see Kang Eun Woo’s name flashing. She excused herself and stepped away to answer the call.
“Mr. Kang,” she said, her voice soft as she walked a little distance from Yoojin.
“Hanuel, I hope I’m not disturbing you,” Eun Woo’s voice was calm, yet she sensed an underlying urgency.
“Not at all. What can I do for you?” Hanuel asked, her curiosity piqued.
“I’d like to meet you,” Eun Woo’s words were measured, as if he were carefully choosing them.
Hanuel hesitated for a moment, then made a decision. “There’s a cafe nearby. Can we meet there?”
“Of course. I’ll be there shortly,” Eun Woo replied, his tone containing a hint of intrigue.
As they ended the call, Hanuel felt a mix of emotions swirling within her. She returned to Yoojin’s side, her thoughts in turmoil.
“What was that about?” Yoojin asked, her curiosity evident.
Hanuel hesitated for a moment, her gaze fixed on the floor. “I’m meeting Eun Woo. There’s something I need to talk to him about.”
Yoojin’s brows furrowed, concern etched across her face. “Hanuel, you know you can tell me anything, right?”
Hanuel managed a weak smile, her heart warmed by Yoojin’s unwavering friendship. “I know, Yoojin. And I will. But for now, let’s just focus on Mom.”
As the hours passed, Hanuel’s mind was consumed by conflicting thoughts. When Eun Woo arrived at the cafe, she greeted him with a mixture of nervousness and resolve.
“Eun Woo, thank you for coming,” she said, her voice soft.
He nodded, his dark eyes studying her, he noticed her worry face like she is gong through something. “You mentioned there was something you wanted to discuss?”
Hanuel took a deep breath, her eyes meeting his with a mixture of determination and vulnerability. “I’ve made a decision.”
Eun Woo’s brows furrowed, curiosity evident in his gaze. “And what is that decision?”
Her heart pounded as she spoke the words that had been weighing on her. “I’ll accept your proposal, Eun Woo.”
His surprise was evident, and he regarded her with a mixture of astonishment and caution. “May I ask why? What changed your mind?”
Hanuel hesitated for a moment, then looked away. “It’s personal. Something I can’t share right now.”
Eun Woo’s gaze intensified, a depth of understanding in his eyes. “I won’t pry, Hanuel. But know that if you ever want to talk, I’m here. beside i need to know to because marriage is a big thing .
hanuel frowned at her thought” its just my mother is sick, i need to go right now, i will talk to you when things get settle down”
As they parted ways, Hanuel’s heart was heavy with the weight of her decision. She had chosen a path that could potentially alter her future, and the unknown loomed before her.
Meanwhile, as Eun Woo retreated into his thoughts, he knew there was more to Hanuel’s decision than met the eye. He couldn’t shake the feeling that there were layers of complexity beneath the surface, waiting to be unveiled.
With a resolve in his heart, Eun Woo reached for his phone and dialed a familiar number.
“Min Jung, I need you to find out more about Hanuel’s family situation. Focus on her mother’s condition and any challenges they might be facing.”
As he ended the call, Eun Woo’s mind buzzed with a newfound determination. He was intent on uncovering the truth behind Hanuel’s decision and offering whatever support he could.
Unbeknownst to both of them, their lives were becoming increasingly intertwined, their choices and secrets bound to intersect in ways that would challenge their assumptions and reshape their futures.