Hm, a star, woah, it's so beautiful, wait... why is it coming right in my direction?!
It was close to the ending of eleventh grade, it was Spring.
Jang was special, but not that kind of special, he was just different, sometimes, but mostly casual.
-Good morning... miss Hee -said Jang walking on the hallway, heading to his class
-Good morning, Ho, how is your mother? -asked the teacher, with no expressions showing
-She works so much for our family, she is doing almost too much, even taking extra shifts -said Jang looking a bit troubled and stressed
-Working, always working, tell her that she should take a break from time to time, I can say from experience-said the teacher showing some emotions in her facial expressions
-Good morning, mr.Hyuk, I love the tie, it suits with the short hairstyle.-said Jang really happily.
-Good-... thank you, mr.Jang, my daughter bought it for me, as a gift for being a great father (that's what she said), but you won't see me complaining, hahaha, thank you for asking, Jang.
-Good morning, miss. Kyungsoon, ready for the chess tournament at 12PM, there will be more students participating this year.
-Good-... you bet I am, I sure am, haha. -said Kyungsoon teacher faking a smile and trying to look energized, after seeing Yang being the same.
Yang really likes to meet new people, to talk to people, to share his emotions, his smile, his energy.
-Hey, nice shoes -said Hana
Hana had well shaped jawline, short but fine hair, if I remember correctly, it was dark-blue, but really really dark-ish, she was one meter and seventy-eight centimeters tall, almost as tall as me. She is really well dressed too, with designer baggy jeans and a lot of accesories, from rings to necklances.
-Hi-i, th-thanks, I just bought them, I worked a lot for them, I really liked the contrast of the interior matching with the rubber edges, it looks really neat, in my opinion -said Jang
Hana giggled a little bit, lost eye contact and smiled right before passing Jang
*In the classroom*
-Yheo, Jang, did you do it?
-Matheo, I-I... It's here
Matheo hits Jang's head with the A4 notebook, two times, the last one a bit harder.
-Do you know what would happen if I did not have the homework done, hm? You don't, I would've failed the class, imagine, ME failing the class because of you, stupid -said Matheo before slapping Jung's head with the notebook one last time
Jang turns around and opens his notebook and starts re-reading the formulas before the chemistry test.
Matheo is... complicated, I like helping him, I really want to be his friend, he dresses so well and he has such nice muscle genetics, no wonder he has the most beautiful girlfriend from the whooole highschool as his girlfriend. I would like to have a girlfriend too, one that can recite me the formulas... before the test, oooh man, I forgot about the test. I spent all night solving Matheo's Psyhics homework, it wasn't hard but he had thirty-two assigned homeworks to be done...
-Jang, come here... yo get the hell in the front - said Matheo calling Jang to him and kicking his bench mate out of the seat.
-Yes, did you call me? -asked Jang
-Stay here, no, wait, should I say... please stay here, for the test.
Jang took his notebook, a pen and sat down near him
-But d-didn't you study for the test? -asked Jang
-You fool, when do I have time to do that, I have to learn real business and take the crown after my old man.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention, Matheo's father owns a really huge amount of properties, he is a proprietor, I saw him once, picking Matheo from highschool, he looks formal and dressed really well, with black suit and beige tie
-Sorry, me and my head, I forgot a lot of things some time -said Jang
-It's too much for you to understand, that's it. -said Jang
After the chemistry test
-Pfew, I didn't know so many words existed, can you imagine, that's crazy! -said Matheo to Jang
-Actually, there are only eighteen groups and seven periods total, excluding the last two rows, which are separate from the others because of their toxic ele-...
-No way he ate that, holy damn! -said Matheo not even paying attention
-Hey, Matheo, (***) -said Oop, a student from class 1E
-I guess I'm just gonna g-... -said Jang being interrupted by Matheo
-Yeoh, Jang, come to the roof with me and the others, the professors are releasing dragon shaped kites! -said Matheo excited and hyped up.
Yang put down his dinosaur thermostat and the small chopped up piece of ham sandwitch and followed Matheo to the roof
Yang looked around for a little bit, but saw no teacher and surely no kites, only three other students that looked like they we're waiting for him
-Hey, Jang, do I beat you?
-N-no, you don't, what kind of question is that? -Do I make fun of you... do I force you to do something to me?
-You are kind and polite, why... you don't, never did.
-I thought we we're friends, Jang, how can you do something like that? -said Matheo worried
-Do what, what did I do?! -exclaimed Jang confused
Matheo turned his back and charged a punch that went right to Jang's solar plexus.
-Bah, haa -Jang trying to breath
-Yo, dab me up too, Matheo
All the others took turn in hitting Jang while he was on the rooftop's hard, cold concrete
Yang was left alone on the roof, watching the cloudy tainted warm blue sky, passing him slowly, just like time passes by with every hour.
His glasses we're broke, only tiny pieces left, nothing repairable.
-I have to get new ones, ooh man -said Jang with a sad tone
Suddently, a iron door creak can be heard from the entrance, making Jang jumping on rapidly on his feet
Hm... Hana, what is she doing here?
Hana came out from the iron door, walking towards Jang, when she saw him on the floor, all dusty, she ran towards him.
-Oh my, you're all dusty and full of bruises, here, let me fix you up, let student Hana Mooa from class 1D, blood type A+, feather collector, fix you right up -said Hana while having her eyes closed, her hand being closed tight, only with the index finger lifted up, all this while talking.
Both of them giggled and laughed.
She was looking in Jang's eyes, with such a warm and welcoming glance, Jang doing the same thing
-Ouch, ou -Jang exclaiming
-Oh, sorry, did that hurt? -asked Hana
-No, I'm good, don't worry, thank you for coming... and helping me -said Jang
-You don't have to, don't worry, I was just near by.
Both of them smiled for a little bit until Hana finished patching Jang up.
-All done, ooh noo, I will be late for the presentation, I really have to go for this one -said Hana after taking a quick look on her small but stylish watch.
-I will stay here for a little bit longer, but, see you around -said Jang smiling and looking at her
-See you! -said Hana leaving the rooftop of the high school
I know I have no chances with her, I don't have many friends, I use my free time to play outside, but I mostly do exercices to strenghten my physique, I have weak joints and bones, every time I lift something heavy, I fell like my arms are tearing apart, I don't have much strenght either, since I am very skinny, but I will try to become something... someone better, to even earn that chance. She is the one... the perfect girl.
I live in a modest home, with my mother, since my father left me when I was young, my mom has to take extra shifts so that we can afford to pay the taxes and everything.
Working all alone, I offer to help her with the winnings from the chess tournaments that I forgo to, I mostly take 4th and 3th, everyone there is just so good, they are really talented. Because of this, I barely have any winnings to contribute with, but anything matters, even one penny. And the scholarship, that's I take every year, because of my merits.
-Jang, how was the school?
-It was okay, I've met a girl today, I mean, I talked to her -said Jang smiling a little bit
-That's great, Jang, but where are your glasses? -asked Jang's mom worried
-The glasses... yes, I just forgot them at school, I'll take them tomorrow.
*Later, at night*
-I'm going for a run, mom, I'll be back thirty or so, minutes.
I run late at night, almost every night. I really like it, It's just me, the fresh air, the cold breeze and my thoughts.
Hm, what is that?
Jang's nightly running session was interrupted by a white pinch moving around the vast sky.
-A falling star! -said Jang as the star kept coming, as he was held captive by the unknown beauty of the celestial gift, the light from the star was reflected in Jang's blue eyes, the dark background of the night only amplified the brightness of the star. It was only him and the star.
The small, yet really immense star, left a beautiful long, noen-like trail behind her, it was like a children playing with the colors in the sky, but the kid being The Creator and the sky being the paper.
The breeze of the forest got colder, yet, it didn't bother Jang, he liked it more this way, this way it amplifies the forest's smell, the fresh smell, the smell of the trees, of the gras, of the cold rivers, the smell of... freedom!
Jang then realized that he can wish for something being in this very situation
-I..I wish... to become someone else, someone braver, stronger, I want to stand up for me, for the ones I like, I... I just don't want to be me! -Jang exclaimed as hard as he could, so the universe itself can hear about his prayers.
-Woah, it's so beautiful... wait, why is it coming right where I am. It is defintly coming right in my direction!
That was the moment Jang knew that there was nothing that can be done, he knew that it was a dream, it was all a dream, he knew that things like this are impossible to happen, but still... something so beautiful, yet still so deadly...
Moments later, he took the fate in his own hands, understanding that, if the world wants him gone, there is nothing that he can do, only to accept his fate.
Jang is always kind to his friends and his superiors and always gets the short bone because of this, but everything changes after he was struck by a star that came from the cosmic space.
What happened to him?
Jang Ho always helped everyone in need, even if he was wasting his time, being late to classes or just helping an old lady cross the street.
One night when he went to do some cardio outside, he saw something really bright in the sky coming directly towards him, it was a STAR, big as a planet. In a blink moment, the star crushed him, falling right on him, creating a big crater.
That night, Jang Ho became someone else... or something else.