-「” Everything needs to be changed except for the car door. 98.79 million won… 」
She read the text again and again. 98.79 million won. The number of 100 million won is just around the corner.
“Jaehee! Find the team leader!”
「”I’ll be there in the evening. 」
-「I’ll be waiting.」
The reply to the text came as if he was waiting for it. Jae-hee ran to the team leader after putting the cell phone in the clothes again. It was only after she heard all kinds of hateful words that she could finish on time at 5 o’clock. Perhaps because he was trying to be mean, the working team leader made Jae-hee do all kinds of hard work. No wonder Choi said not to do so. Jae-hee was exhausted when she finally came out at 5 o’clock, hearing that young people should not try to live easily.
Jae-hee lived in Gyeonggi-do, which is quite far from Junghoo’s company.
She had to take the subway three times to get to his office in Jonggak. Furthermore, she couldn’t sit down until the end of the day at her job, and again she had to stand for an hour and a half. The building was so well-known in Jonggak that it had its own exit. So when she came out, the buildings whose top couldn’t be seen properly even if she turned her head greeted her.
It was just past seven o’clock.
「I’ll be a little late because of a meeting. Wait at the coffee shop in the company.」
As she entered the company, as his text said, she discovered a crowded interior. She went into a well-known chain coffee shop and ordered a cup of espresso. With a small cup of coffee in her hand, she observed the office workers as they rushed back and forth between the windows. Some people left work while others came back to work.
Everyone lives a busy life.
Jae-hee sat at the table while looking at them through the glass door.
The coffee shop was warm.
I don’t know when I’ve ever fallen asleep in such a cozy place. If my house was this warm and cozy, I would feel energized every day.
It had been a while since she had a smile on her lips
She was tired from work and being in such a relaxed and cozy place, her body became drowsy and sleepy.
“He’ll be here soon….”
Should I go wash my face in the bathroom?
Oh, I don’t like the cold water and I am so warm and comfortable here. And most of all, I don’t think my drooping body has any thoughts of moving.
Junghoo’ll wake me up when he comes. I will wake up myself because even I’d be ashamed of myself sleeping like this.
Let’s take a nap for a second. One needs to be clear-headed to talk about money.
Jae-hee closed her eyes for a moment, rationalizing herself.
I like the sound of the paper falling over. How long has it been since I heard that? I want to hear more.
“Did you wake up?”
Seeing Jae-hee’s eyelids move Jung-hoo said. He was sitting in front of her. She had been asleep when he came to the cafe. With a small espresso glass in front of her, she slept heavily without any signs of moving. Jung-hoo gave up the idea of waking her up at the sight of the defenseless position.
In his spare time, while Jae-hee was sleeping, he went over his documents. He looked at her face and drank her cold coffee.
“If you had arrived, you should have woken me up.”
“You were sleeping so soundly.”
Looking around she noticed that they were the only customers there. It seemed it was already closing time.
Surprised, she opened her cell phone and checked the time. It was past ten o’clock. She had to go back before the last train stopped running.
“Let’s get out.”
“Wait. Tell me what’s up with you?”
“Everyone is closing down.”
Jung-hoo shrugged his shoulders as he grabbed his bag. That was correct. Jaehee got up together, thinking that it would be better to make an appointment again next time. Her gaze swept over him, who looked no different from yesterday.
“Well, I’ll be back tomorrow. No, if you don’t mind, can I see you on the weekend?”
Jung-hoo’s hand was on Jaehee’s right arm.
“Your arms. Why do you keep trembling?”
Even while sleeping, Jaehee’s right arm twitched several times. He watched without missing a beat as the part that joined the thumb trembled.
“It doesn’t matter. Rather than that, on the weekend…”
“I’m busy on weekends. Let’s wrap this up today.”
“Well, let’s just have our conversation here. I have to leave soon because of the last train.”
Leaving the coffee shop, Jae-hee stood in the lobby of the almost empty company and told him.
“I don’t have that much money.”
“If it’s okay with you, can you wait five years? I’ll pay you back every month.”