Kim Ji (Kind)
The first person to come out of the car was Kim nana.
She looked stupefied, seeing me there – me and mum.
“Kim ji?” She called with wide eyes and came closer. The door opened again and this time around, it was Jeremy. Huh?
Why are they together?
“Mum!” Nana called and looked at me.
“What’s going on?” She whispered and I shook my head.
“She knows everything”I replied her.
“Ha-nuel”, dad called and came closer.
He was overly surprised.
“Wh…what’s going on? What’re you doing here with Kim nana?”
“I’m Kim nana” Nana chipped in, pointing to herself because dad was referring to me.
“I didn’t come here for you, Gabriel” mum said.
“I came to take my daughter”.
Although she tried sounding bold, I could still tell she was twitchy
“Not just a daughter,mum”,Nana said.
She looked back at the car and I wondered why she did.
And immediately, the driver’s door opened and someone else came out.
A replica of nana and i
I scoffed and watched her as she stood beside the car. What’s going on?
“I think she’s the third triplet” Kim said, looking at me.
“Third what?” Mum asked , agaped.
“Your third daughter,mum. The one you thought was dead.”
Mum gasped and turned to face her
She’s alive? The third triplet is alive? But mum told me she had gone missing. She survived?”
“Kim Jin?” Mum called, slowly going to her.
Kim jin? That’s her name?”
“My baby’s alive?” She winced and tried touching her. But she moved away
“I’m not your baby” she said bluntly
“I don’t know what you’re talking about. I don’t have a family”
Nana and I exchanged glances at each other.
“Kim” dad called, looking at nana and I
He seemed confused
“What exactly is going on here?”
“It’s a long story…dad” nana replied with an eye roll.
Immediately, the third twin opened the door of the car and tried going in.
“Kim” mum called and held her hand
“Didn’t you get what I said? I’m not your daughter. I don’t belong here”. Somehow, her eyes looked teary
“I grew up in the streets – rejected and ridiculed. I had to feed from the slungs, I had to sleep in the gutters. And right now, I’m telling you; I don’t have a family” she concluded and entered the car.
“No; no; listen to me. Please” mum tapped the window and tried opening the door, but couldn’t.
“Kim, listen to me, please” she cried and hit the window
Was that for real?
The lady ignited the car and started driving away.
But almost immediately, the car stopped moving.
She tried turning it on again but couldn’t and instantly, she came out of the car and started running.
“Kim!” Mum called and ran after her.
“Kim please!” She called and kept running after until they couldn’t be seen anymore
I looked at nana who also gave me a cranky look.
I thought after running after them, but changed my mind, thinking mum would need some alone time.
“Finally” Rebecca said and folded her hands.
“And now that woman is gone, can both of you explain what the heck is going on?”
Mi cha (Cold-hearted)
F**k the damn car! It wouldn’t come up
I came out and started running away and as expected, she came running after me.
“Kim jin!” She called after me.
Why the hell is she calling me that? My name is not Kim jin.
I kept running till I couldn’t anymore.
“What do you want from me?” I snapped and turned to look at her.
“What do you want from me? Tell me!”
I tried fighting back the tears as I stood face to face with her.
“My baby” she whimpered and came closer.
“I beg you; don’t be mad at me”.
“I don’t even have any reason to be mad at you cause I don’t know you. I’m not your daughter. I don’t know what you’re talking about”.
“I’m your mother…”
“You’re not my mother;” I cut her off.
“I don’t have a family. Don’t you understand? I was dumped and rejected…”
“I never abandoned you Kim jin” she wept.
“Even if it’d cause my life, I’d never do such a thing.”
She paused and placed her hand on my chin.
“You were taken away from me, Kim. While you were an infant, you were abducted and I swear with my life, I tried all I could to find you but couldn’t. I tried my best baby, I never wanted to lose you. I thought you were dead. Believe me.
“I’m so sorry”.
She pulled me in a hug that I couldn’t resist easily. The whole thing still seemed strange to me.
She’s my mother? I have a family? But how?
Could this be real?
“I’m Sorry Kim, please” she whimpered, holding me tight.
Finally, I couldn’t hold back my tears but I quickly wiped them off and pulled away from the hug.
“I can’t” I shook my head.
“I can’t stay. I can’t accept this”
She looked at me, agaped.
“Baby,why?” She asked and I just shook my head and started walking away.
“You don’t know me!” I turned to look at her, more tears dripping down.
“You don’t know anything about me. The baby you had with you isn’t the same baby you’re looking at. I’m a terrible person. I’ve done terrible things. I can’t have a family. I can’t” I said tearfully, shaking my head.
For a while, she was silent just staring at me.
“Please don’t call me that. My name is Mi cha” . I sniffed and tried walking away but she ran upto me and held my hand.
“Your name is Kim jin” she said and I looked at her.
“And I know the daughter I have. She’s not a terrible person. You’re not a terrible person.
“Please Kim jin; I’ve been away from you for far too long already and now I’m begging you; give me a chance to do something better. Let me love you, please. Don’t push me away” she cried and hugged me again.
I tried pulling away from the hug but couldn’t. I found solace in her embrace.
But I was so scared. I couldn’t stay here. Not after everything I’ve done.
Josh – he’ll definitely come after me. They’ll all come after me. My life’s already a mess.
Kim nana (Crazy)
“So…both of you actually switched places?” The Rebecca whatever asked after Kim ji and I explained the entire story to her.
We were all in the sitting room.
“Well,isn’t that what we just said? Do we have to repeat ourselves?” I asked and she scoffed..
“No wonder you suddenly became b***hy and different” she said.
“Yeah and trust me; I enjoyed every bit of it”.
“That’s enough” dad chipped in, his both hands in his trouser pockets.
That was the first thing he’s said since we got into the room. He’s been so shocked.
Not long after, mum returned with Mi cha!
She was able to get her Back.
We all turned and watched them like a movie as they walked in, both holding each other’s hands.
“Mum” Kim ji called.
“Hm. And now the family’s complete. So, what’s gonna happen next?” Rebecca asked, making amazed.
“Don’t worry Rebecca; you can save your breath. Cause I didn’t come here for you or your husband. I just came for my daughters and now I’m done, I’ll be on my way” mum replied sternly.
“Hold on” dad scoffed.
“Are you trying to say you’re leaving with all three of them?”
“Yes. I mean, the last time I checked, I was the only patient in the labour room” she replied.
“Ha-nuel, come on. You can’t possibly be serious. The court had everything settled. You…”
“I don’t care about the court’s decision, Gabriel. The court didn’t help me give birth to them. So, my kids should be none of their business”.
She paused and turned to us.
“Come on; let’s go” she said and started walking away.
“Ha-nuel, you can’t do this…”
Before mum could reach for the door, there was already a knock on it
She stopped walking and looked back at us and since nobody else made a move, I decided to go check up on the knocker.
I opened the door and… what the hell???
Who are they here for???