Lean was sitting in the kitchen drinking coffee and sort of watching TV
“Rick has been discharged from the army today; hundreds of his fans were waiting for his outside the camp……”
– Alex! Time to get up
She scream from the top of her lungs, and took file with the note on it “sign”, she went through papers again and put them back at the kitchen table
– Will you sign it already or throw it already, it’s been a week, do you think they still wait for you?
Her younger brother was fully dressed with his school back; he drank a glass of orange juice and came to kiss his sister.
– Good morning Monkey!!
Lean removed a scarf from his neck and said
– it so spoiling the look and you don’t need to wear it to school.
Alex put a glass on the table and put a scarf around his sister’s neck and said
– What about date tonight, we play goy stop if I win you sign the contract if I lose we move to Seoul.
Lean smiled at her so smart brother and said
– what about you go to school right now and I will figure it out on my own and please call Tina, you haven’t spoken to her in few days.
As soon as door get closed, Lean picked up the papers again and with holding them in one hand she picked up the phone and pressed 1 on a speed dialer.
– Dad!! its me……..
– Sam, Do you think it’s right for me to go to Busan for this show?
– This is the only offer we have right now and we need take it, we have to take what ever comes right now and never say NO! keep using Yes sir yes as they taught you in the army. So you have 3 day for rehearsal.
– Ok! I understand, I will do whatever it takes and what about the transfers papers for Helen, she is not going back to Jeju, she is staying with me, please can you pull your strings and make it happened. I want her in a best school, any she wants.
– you were very good tonight Rick, you were good as before like you were not leaving this for a second.
– thank you! whats next ?
– we will see tomorrow, it’s only beginning, but we sure need to find someone to invest in you plus new endorsements will be good right now. I shall keep my ears open, you don’t worry.
-How long will the train come?
– we have another 20 minutes, Coffee?
– No, i want to have a nap in the train
Rick was watching passing by people, he was not hiding, he was not wearing sun glasses, he understood that people forgot him, there were no one to ask for his autograph no one ask to take a picture with him. he covered his face with his palms and for a second he wanted to return to the times when it was so different.
– you are Rick right? i am sure its you!
He opened his eyes and saw young man standing in front of him wearing PJ and scarf around his neck, and he was holding an Ipad in one hand and mobile phone in another.
– OMG you are Rick!! I am your biggest fan, Can i take a picture with you?
Rick got confused for a second and was thinking he is dreaming but then he realized it was real
Sam came and looking at the boy said
– you want me to take a picture of both of you together?
Boy bowed and said
– thank you!!
After taking a picture, bowed and thanks them again then apologized and run away.
– Let’s go we need to move the train is coming
said Sam picking up the back from the chair
– I wonder what this boy is doing here in PJ.
Sam smiled and said while moving
– there are so many strange people now a days, you never know may be this guy is a psycho.
– I don’t think so.
They saw the same guy running at the platform and calling out for some one
– Noona !! noona!!
– I am here monkey !! What are you doing here?
-Noona, so many times i asked not to call me Monkey in public! This is must be a last time !!
Lean smiled and made few steps back, took her camera and made a picture of her brother.
– this something i want to remember later!!
she said laughing to make it a bigger peek at her brother.
– Noona, you forgot your toy.
he handed over her an Ipad and then took as scarf and put it on her sisters shoulders.
– My Mo… My Alex is such a grown man now, Thank you!!
– Noona have a safe trip and I am going to miss you so much, please try to visit me soon.
she hugged her brother and said
– I will see you this weekend. Now go back and try to sleep, don’t be late to school, I will call you later in the afternoon.
Alex watched his sister moving toward the train and when he was inside he shouted
– Tina is running tell her hi from me
Tina was running to catch the train, she didn’t even notices Alex standing on a platform, she jump into to train, breathing heavily.
– I told you this boy is not what you think he is.
said Rick watching him from the train window, then he made him self comfortable on his sit and was about to close his eyes when he saw your lady run into train.
– Lean !! here you are
she sat with the same woman he saw with that boy at the train platform.
– Oh come here princess, come let me look at you. Today you are more beautiful than ever, even half sleep and your messy hair.
Tina gave a hug to her sister and kiss, they smiled at each other
– but yet still everyone loves you more than me.
– don’t say that way, every one know who is the real beauty of Young family.
Rick could not take his eyes of the beautiful young lady, she had fair skin, great body and great fashion style, she was more beautiful than any actresses he saw in his life, and her smile was angelic. He as well noticed that she was from a rich family, from the brands she was wearing and caring.
– Let’s call Dad before he is asleep.
Lean picked up and ipad and called him with the video call. Tina quickly greeted her father and made her self comfortable on her sister’s shoulder it was a minutes before she felt asleep. Lean was talking to her Dad for a while discussing the contract and other points and after wishing him a good night she closed the line.
Rick was watching sleeping lady and then switch his look to another and have noticed that they were so no alike and if their sister, no one on earth would say that they are, both were totally different. He saw how Lean looked at her sister while she was asleep, then removed a scarf from her shoulders and cover Tina with it, then she went back to her papers. Then he closed his eyes and felt asleep, in about 30 min he opened his eyes and first think he did looked at Tina, she was still asleep on her sister’s shoulders, then he looked and Lean, and suddenly got awake. Lean was leaning at the window and tears were running down her face, she did not wipe them, she just let them fall from her eyes, she didn’t sob or make any noise she was just quietly crying, tears were like a rare rain falls coming down from her eyes, all she was doing is playing with the necklace. ” what is she thinking about?”
Rick suddenly wanted to know, someone’s phone rang very loudly and made Tina and the rest passengers to wake up, Tina looked at her sister, then she was not surprised to see her sister cry, there was no reaction at all, like it was normal like it was supposed to be like this, she just took the scarf and wrapped in over Lean’s neck removing her hands from the necklace, then she wiped the tears from her sister’s face with the tissue, made her put her head on her shoulders and slowly glade her hair to make you calm down.
Rick find it very interesting watching both of them, he wondered more abut then he wanted to know what was going on.
Sam was reading something in the internet looked at ricks.
– you are awake there are good comments about your performance today.
– Sam look and those two girls, Do you know one of them, that one on the right is must be a model or something, she has everything to be in show biz?
Sam look at the girls and type something on the net than said
– the other one on the left is Lean Young, she is daughter of Dan Young, the owner of the Young and Young group of companies, they are mainly into construction business. Lean was fiance of Tony Lee, who passed away 2 years ago in a helicopter flight with his mother and father. It happened one month after your enlistment.
– Tony Lee?
– they were engaged for about a year, and was about to get married, right after his death someone published pictures in the internet of them together in states, it was a big thing, they were together for 7 years. She later gave an interview, they have met when she was studying in US, Tony that time was in US filming CF for their company. Apparently Tony loved her a lot, he did his best to protect her privacy and his own, everything was so secret for so many years, only few people knew about their relationship.
– how was reaction?
– by the time all this happened people could feel noting by sadness, they felt sorry for her and lots of people were writing to her and sending her condolences, later she moved to Busan i heard she moved there because his aches were spread there, so one sad she moved there because she didn’t want people to feel sorry too much towards her.
Rick remembered how everyone was so sad when Tony had died, he was on a peak of his career, he was good actor and had even break in Hollywood. Tony was all women dream man, every woman in Korea wanted to be with him, he remembered even how top Korean actresses were making move towards him. rick met him couple of times but he never had chance to work with him, but during only few time they met Rick knew that Tony was a real man of his word, very kind and he always respected all his colleagues and people working with him in the same field. he looked at Lean and watch her sleep, she made a move with her hand and the scarf moved and he finally could noticed two rings hanging on her neck.