Kim nana (Crazy):
I returned home and met mom in the kitchen, preparing something sweet – something sweet that produced an overwhelming aroma.
I smiled and scuttled to the kitchen.
“Mother!” I Called excitedly and hugged her from behind. You don’t know how happy I was that she’s cooking. I was damn so hungry.
“Mmm” she just hummed and continued stirring the content in the pot.
“Um…what’re you cooking, mother?” I asked and she glared at me.
“What I’m cooking is none of your business. So, don’t even think you’ll be getting as little as a drop of it. Your roasted chicken is still full to the brim” she said, pointing to the pot of the burnt smell.
I looked at her in shock.
“Don’t mother me, Kim. It’s high time you learnt how to cook”.
“But, I do know how to cook. Simply because the beans got burnt…”
“Well, go ahead and eat it. It’s roasted chicken!”
“Well, I don’t like roasted chicken” I rolled my eyes.
She ignored me afterwards and continued cooking and I just folded my hands and watched her.
Well, I know there’s no way on earth she’s ever gonna cook without giving it to me. That’s one thing about my mum..she’s the kindest woman I know.. She’s the sweetest!
Kim Ji (Kind)
“Now, retire to your rooms and rest and first thing in the morning, we’ll be taking our trip back to Seoul” our coordinator addressed us after we returned from our excursion.
“Thank you sir” few of the students mumbled as we all started towards our different rooms.
Gyeong held my hand and walked along with until we got to our room.
“Oops! I really can’t wait for the sun to rise, Kim!” She said happily as she plonked herself on the bed.
I smiled and also sat next to her.
“Are you still thinking about that? You heard what the coordinator said, right? We leave first thing in the…”
“Oh, please! That’s what they always say. But, we’ll end up leaving by afternoon”. She cut me off.
“So…what if you dont find him there?” I asked and she thought for a while.
“Well.. I guess I’ll just accept my fate, then.” She replied with a shrug.
“So…do you have a guy you’re crushing on aside Williams?” She asked and I looked downwards and bit my lips
“No” I said bashfully.
Will was actually the only male friend I had and I could say I was really crushing on him.
Well, I think he likes me too.
“Hmm. So, if he pops the question; I mean, asks you to be his girlfriend, you’ll accept, right?” She asked and I laughed.
“Come on, Gyeong; there’s no time for this. We need to get some sleep”.
“Goodnight” I cut her off and laid on the bed to sleep.
Kim nana (Crazy):
I was trying to fix my belt when the door opened and mum walked in, fully dressed up.
“Kim nana” she Called me by my full name, making me panic. What have I done again?
“Where did you say you were going again?” She asked and I sighed.
“I told you, mum. I’m going to help Mr Young-soo. He needs my help” I replied and focused on my belt and finally, I was done with it.
I exhaled deeply and tried reaching for my bag, but she stopped me.
“Come on” she said and made me sit in front of the mirror.
Then, she took an hair brush and started brushing my long dark hair with it.
“Are you set for work, mother?” I asked, looking at her from the mirror.
“Obviously” she replied.
I smiled into nothing. She was actually a janitress.
We both didn’t say anything to each other until she was done brushing my hair and I stood up.
“Thanks mother” I beamed and reached for my bag
“Stay out of trouble, Kim. Please. Stay out of trouble” she warned.
“Of course! I always stay out of trouble” I replied and hugged her before running out of the room.
I got outside to where my bicycle was parked and climbed on it immediately, taking off.
You wouldn’t blame me, I get so excited with anything that has to do with drawing.
Gyeong, are you really sure about this?” I asked in a whisper as she held my hand and approached the gate with me.
“What if the securities chase us away?”
“Stop trying to discourage me, Kim. Come on” she growled and I shook my head and kept mute.
We got to the gate and she left me and went closer to the securities there.
Now, I don’t know what she whispered to them, but surprisingly, they opened the gate for us and gave us free passage.
She smiled at me and signalled me to hurry up and I followed her out.
“What did you tell them?” I asked her as soon as we were out of the building.
“Well, I told what I needed to tell them” she laughed and I scoffed.
This lady is something else.
We got to the roadside and awaited a cab.
“Well Gyeong, don’t forget we need to be fast, else, we might have to walk all the way to Seoul
” I reminded her.
“Of course, Kim. I know” she rolled her eyes at me.
Soon, a cab pulled over in front of us and we boarded it immediately.
After what seemed like forever to me, we got to *her destination* as she asked the cabby to pull over.
“Thank you, Mr” she told him after paying him.
I stood and looked around.
Wow! The environment was beautiful.
“Hmm” she took in a deep breath, smiling.
“Wish me luck, Kim. Come on, let’s go” she held my hand and started walking with me.
I saw the Art store she talked about – Mr Young-soo art store.
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“So, where does the boy stays?” I asked.
“Oh! Over there” she pointed to a place not far from the art store. then, I stopped walking and withdrew my hand from hers.
“Um…you know what? Just go ahead, Gyeong. I’ll…just wait out here for you. Besides, I think I need some ice cream” I told her with my eyes fixed on the ice cream kiosk not far away.
“Come on, Kim…”
“Please, I don’t feel like going in” I cut her off
She sighed with a disappointed look.
“Fine. Whatever” she grouse and walked away.
I shook my head and watched her leave.
Seriously, she should go into the store herself. I really didn’t feel like going in with her.
I turned around and was about heading to the ice cream kiosk when I saw something that Caught my attention.
I paused as it got me stunned.
It was…a mother and her baby, having so much fun.
The girl was giggling while the mother carried her in her arms, petting her. I smiled as I watched them.
Such sight always made me gloomy. It made me feel pathetic of the fact that I grew up without a mother. I grew without someone to love and pet me. I have no idea what motherly love looks like.
Sometimes, when I see my peers being treated by their mothers, it makes me jealous.
I sniffed and tried to fight back my tears.
Then, I turned around and went to get the ice cream.
Kim nana (Crazy):
I whistled on my bicycle, feeling so happy. I couldn’t tell why, but I just felt excited that morning. And for that, I won’t be looking for anybody’s trouble. Yes! I’ll just remain a good girl today.
I smiled and my joy increased as I got closer to Mr Young-soo art store.
Hah! At last.
Unfortunately and unexpectedly, I bumped into a lady.
Oh gracious!!! What the hell??
I knocked her down with my bicycle and the ice cream she held in her hand spilled on the floor.
“Hey! Why weren’t you careful? Were you carrying some load on your eyes?” I asked angrily as I stopped the bicycle close to where she laid on the floor.
Although, I was wrong, but she was also at fault. Why didn’t she look carefully while walking?
She stood up slowly, backing me at first. I couldn’t see her face yet. Then, she started dusting her dress.
“I’m sorry” she turned to me and said and my jaws dropped immediately.
My legs fell from the wheel as I almost lose balance and fell from the bicycle as well.
Her eyes opened wide in shock, the same time with mine.
“What?” She said beneath her breath and moved backwards.
I flinched. Was this a dream or what?
Why the hell does she look exactly like me???