‘I’m sorry, but if you don’t have anything to do here, please leave. I don’t know how you’ve found my house, but we don’t need to hear your illusion. Yu Na, you don’t need to be so friendly with everyone.’ he said as he took Yu Na back to the house.
On their way back inside, the old lady spoke to them one last time.
‘You’re very stubborn, young man, is it because you’ve caught a glimpse of the way to go in this life?’ said the old lady as she left their sight
Yu Na looked at Yeong-hwan’s hand, and when he let go of her hand, she saw that he got a wound on the wrist, she seemed concerned as she took a better look at his hand.
‘Where did you get hurt?’
‘It’s not a big deal, don’t think about it.’ he smiled, reassuring the girl that he’s fine. ‘Why did you listen to that lady? It seemed like it affected you, what she had said to you.’
‘She spoke about how I’m going to have a tragic death and I got a deja vu sensation, but now that I think of it… you’re true, she’s talking nonsense, all the deaths are tragic, there’s no doubt.’
Yeong-hwan nodded, as they entered the room. He gave the girl some clothes that he had recently brought.
‘That woman told me similar things to you, and all of them turned out to be a lie, so you shouldn’t pay any attention to it.’ he replied after a moment of silence, then continued. ‘I’ll let you get changed, but please, take it easy, your wounds aren’t healed yet.’
Yu Na felt protected by the boy. The bond that they started to share felt as if it was getting stronger. Outside of the room, Yeong-hwan’s smiley expression became blank, as he entered the closed room, the one where Yu Na entered to stop the fire. He took out from one of his pockets a piece of paper and he burned it immediately.
In the morning, soon after Yeong-hwan left the house, he found announcements put on the walls. As he took a closer look, he was shocked to find out what that paper was about. Mister Han’s words were right, the Palace was attacked and there were people on the run. They didn’t give any details about who those people were, but, from impulse, Yeong-hwan took all the papers about the event that he had found.
‘This has to be a made up.’ he thought to himself as he looked at the remaining ashes
After some time, he got back to the room where Yu Na was, he found her crying and that made him anxious. He approached her and put his hand on her back.
‘Hey… what happened? Are you hurt?’
‘No, I’m sorry, I got carried away in my thoughts. You don’t have to worry.’ she whispered as she looked into his eyes.
Yu Na’s eyes were as blue as the ocean’s waves, but she found herself falling into the emerald green eyes of his. Maybe it was because he saved her, or maybe it was because of his kindness, but Yu Na was drawn to him in each and every way. She felt something that she never experienced before, a feeling of love that she couldn’t really name, but what was important was the fact that she felt him there for her, when she needed.
‘You’ve said you’ve experienced feeling like you’ve lost your path, what can I do, how can I manage to find my way like you did?’