When she arrived at Jung-hoo’s house, Jae-hee couldn’t hide her embarrassed expression. Until yesterday, the living room, which had a neat sofa, TV, and audio, was packed with shopping bags. This is because he brought the product she asked for from a personal shopper, who already knew the password for Jung-hoo’s house. Jung-hoo does not enjoy shopping and is busy with work, so he had someone deliver clothes or items he needed sometimes in this way. He was not surprised at that sight.
“Go wash up.”
“Do you relieve your stress by shopping?”
Jae-hee said while looking at Jung-hoo. She asked without thinking it was her item.
“No way. I was with my Sunbae yesterday, so would I have been stressed?”
Jae-hee went into the bathroom thinking that he could not beat him with words when he talked about his secret night with a straight face.
As soon as she entered, he opened the shopping bag and eventually found a box of underwear. He was asked by a personal shopper from time to time, so he answered Jae-hee’s size as he roughly guessed, but he wasn’t sure if it was right.
He lifted the thin slip of burgundy in front of his eyes.
Jung-hoo smiled softly at the thought of the slip that would stick to Jae-hee’s bare skin. He thought shopping was not very fun, but shopping for Jae-hee would be fun. He thought he should ask her to wear this when she came out, so he checked all the shopping bags, but Jaehee didn’t come out.
He knocked outside the bathroom, but he couldn’t hear any sound. Jung-hu turned the knob right away with an ominous thought. Could it be because it happened yesterday? The door to the bathroom was firmly locked.
“Sunbae. Sunbae, what’s wrong? Jaehee-ya.”
There was little response even when he knocked on the door. Where did he put the emergency key? Jung-hoo quickly searched the entire drawer of the living room and found the key to the bathroom. And when he opened the door and entered, he saw Jae-hee lying in the bathtub and sleeping.
When he dipped his hands, the water became lukewarm. Her face had loosened up and was defenseless. Thinking that she might fall into the bathtub and die at this rate, Jung-hoo lifted her up.
“I just came in because there was no answer no matter how many times I called you.”
“I wanted to use a bathtub.”
Jae-hee said in a sleepy voice. After vigorously moving her body and soaking it in hot water, she felt like her body was about to collapse. Unexpectedly, she thought that there might be many things that would make her feel that good even without drinking.
“If the water had completely cooled down, you would have caught a cold. You could have fallen into the water while sleeping, haven’t you heard that you shouldn’t go into the bathtub after drinking?”
Jae-hee closed her slightly opened eyes again as if she didn’t want to hear it. Junghoo laid her down on the bed and lay down next to her for a while. He looked at Jae-hee’s face, who soon fell asleep defenselessly. She clung to him in search of warmth. She seemed to like the soft texture of the blanket wrapped in her bare skin, and she fell into the deep water as if she was relieved by the firm embrace of Junghoo.
When Junghoo opened her eyes in the morning, she couldn’t see Jae-hee sleeping next to me. Jung-hoo jumped up from his seat and began to look for traces of her. Soon he breathed a sigh of relief at the sound from the kitchen. Wearing his nightgown that was hanging in the bathroom, she was contemplating in front of the electric stove with some chopped vegetables on the cutting board.
“When did you wake up?”
“I don’t know how to use this.”
She was afraid something would happen if she pressed the wrong button. It wasn’t even her own house.
He couldn’t believe she managed to find to wear something. There were several clothes in the living room but she never thought they were hers. Cause he threw away all the clothes she was wearing yesterday.
“This is the power button, and this is the light control.”
Standing behind Jae-hee’s back, Jung-hoo told her one by one. When she put the frying pan on the floor of a convenient electric stove and start frying vegetables, it quickly smelled savory.
“Where are my clothes?”
“Put anything on in there.”
Yesterday’s shopping bags are still lying around in the living room and clothes are piled up on the sofa.
“Aren’t they present for someone?”
She poured five eggs over the vegetables and made an omelet.
“Yes, it’s Sunbae’s.”