Kim nana (Crazy)
I tried to hide my smiles as he drew closer. He looked tired and sweaty.
Finally, he got to where I was, his eyes fixed on the floor. He wasn’t even looking at me or any other place. He just kept his eyes fixed on the floor.
“Hey” i called when he was about walking pass me. He stopped and looked at me
Hm. I love his hair band.
He didn’t say a word but just kept staring at me.
Come on, Kim.
“Um…do you live around? ” I asked.
“I mean, I’m kinda new here and I’m looking for something”.
The expression on his face changed as he stared at me in a ridiculous way
Doesn’t he talk?
Oh, my gee! Kim!!
I shouldn’t have asked him that question! I shouldn’t had said I was new around here because Kim ji said they knew each other already.
Damn it! I just ruined it. He must think I’m crazy now.
He scoffed and shook his head and started walking away.
“Hey! I asked you a question!” I said after him and he stopped to look at me
“Go ask someone else” he said brusquely and walked away .
“Don’t you have manners?” I asked in a mutter but it seems he didn’t hear me as he didn’t even turn to look at me again.
I pouted my lips and folded my hands angrily. What nerves!
I huffed and returned to the house.
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Kim ji (Kind)
I buttoned my shirt in front of the mirror, feeling so anxious. It was 10 minutes past 7 and Ma’am Hannah was yet to show up. Where could she be?
The door opened and I turned to see it was mum
Oh geez! Don’t tell me she’s here to discourage me again.
She stood by the door and laughed.
“I can’t believe you’re being so serious about going for the interview. You and I both know you’re nowhere close to being a cook.
“Anyway, I came to tell you Hannah’s waiting for you in the sitting room. She said its time to leave”. She said with a teasing look.
“Okay mum. Thanks.” I replied and she laughed and left the room.
I smiled and shook my head and nabbed my bag from the bed before rushing out of the room.
Ma’am Hannah and I took a cab and after a long while, we got to the resident. Hm. The house was big and beautiful and obviously, the occupants were rich.
Surprisingly, ma’am Hannah didn’t want to go in with me.
“I only wanted to show you the apartment, Kim. I had no intention of going in with you. You need to go in yourself” she said when I questioned her about it. We were still outside the gate.
“But..I don’t know anyone. How will I go about it?” I asked, feeling nervous.
“Just go in and you’ll see the rest of the applicants . Stay with them until the interview starts. Come on, Kim. You’re running out of time. Go on” she said with a prodding look and nervously, I walked to the gate and knocked on it.
I looked back at ma’am Hannah and she was already walking away.
“Come on, Kim. You can do this” I assured myself as I heard the gate being opened. A grumpy looking man showed up.
“You’re here for the interview?” He asked and I nodded.
“Okay; do come in” he said and ushered me in.
I walked in and the first sight that caught my attention was the presence of some ladies at the facade of the house. There were about six of them. Geez! Don’t tell me these are all applicants?
I took in a deep breath and started walking towards them.
They all narrowed their eyes at me as I did.
Finally, I got to where they were and joined the line.
“Hi” I said to a lady beside me.
“Hi pretty” she smiled and looked away.
Immediately, the gate opened and I turned to see another lady coming in. Geez! Are we really gonna be this much? 8 applicants now?
“He’s here” the lady beside me whispered and I turned to see a young familiar face coming out of the house.
He was dressed in all white and looked grumpy.
Hold on; I know this guy!
Of course! How can I forget him??
He’s the guy at the mall! The one I accidentally bumped into and made him spill drink on his dress.
Oh my! Is he the one in charge or what?
All the applicants suddenly became quiet and organized, trying to put up a good impression. It seems he’s really the one in charge. What If he recognizes me?
The last lady rushed in and joined us and coldly, he walked to where she was which was next to me.
“Do you know what the time is?” He asked, his hands crossed behind his back.
“I’m sorry. I was…”
“You’re late. Get out” he said and the lady gasped.
She looked at the rest of us and ran away pathetically.
God! I was the third person on the line.
He left the spot and came to stand in front of us. He had a pretty gold chain around his neck.
“In case you’re wondering” he started calmly.
“I’m going to be the one in charge of the interview. And doing it my own way, you’re all gonna prepare a meal on your own in just 30 minutes. And when you’re done, I’ll have a taste of it all and the best wins.
“Well, just so you know, I have a very high taste for meals and I doubt if anyone of you can impress me. As a matter of fact, I’m looking for a way to make my present cook stay because she’s the best. So, I’m really hoping all of you get to fail the test”. He said blatantly.
He spoke with so much confidence and superior.
Suddenly, he stopped talking and fixed his eyes on me.
No; no; no. Don’t tell me please.
I bent my head to the floor immediately but he drew closer and stood in front of me.
“Tell me I’m mistaken” he said with a scoff and I slowly lifted my head from the floor to look at him. His sweet perfume overwhelmed me.
“This is unbelievable” he said vacuously.
“Do you recognize me?’
“Yes” I muttered with a nod, feeling so nervous.
I really don’t want to lose this opportunity.
“So what? You’re here to spill more drink on me?” He asked and I shook my head sideways.
Then, he scoffed and moved away. He backed us and didn’t say a word for a while. The rest of the applicants were already throwing glances at me.
“Okay, Its time. Let’s go” he said and walked into the house without turning to look at any one of us.
The applicants rushed immediately to follow him behind and I took in a deep breath and also joined the cue.