Dong Ryong drunk very much, and Taek arrived when they just dragging Dong Ryong out from the cafe. Junghwan look awkward at first but quickly maintained his annoyed tone, "Why are you so late!" Sun Woo answered with dry laugh, "He must be get lost."
Taek bitting his below lips, and answer, "Sorry."
"Deok Sun ah~ you drive Junghwan's car and take Dong Ryong with you. I need to buy something for my mom, so i will go with Taek." Sun Woo said.
"I'll do it." Junghwan said. Sun Woo hit his hand, "You drank before! You can't drive."
Junghwan steal a glance at Deok Sun when she look at Taek and asked him gently.
"Have you eat?" Deok Sun asked Taek and he nod. "Okay then." Deok Sun said.
Junghwan just cracked a little smile. He did good, he already said what he want to say and he never expected Deok Sun to accept him, so now.. he can let go.
Jung Hwan hand her his car's key but suddenly Deok Sun wanna go to the bathroom and running in while the guys shout and laugh at her.
Deok Sun walk to the bathroom but her eyes suddenly catch a glimpse of Junghwan's ring which just lay on the table, she walk through the way to the table they sat earlier and see the ring, slowly she pick up the ring that Jung Hwan left there. She smile and suddenly all the things come to her mind.
They are always together.. she and Junghwan.. of course also Sunwoo and Dong Ryong, even before Taek join them. Bickering, laughing, playing and lean on each other. When he is poor or after their family become wealthy. Jung Hwan is always beside her. When exactly is the feelings change? Deok Sun caress the ring while her mind flew to those sweet moments in her high school's day. She always think that Sun Woo is her first love, she like him and even give him a chocolate and candy secretly, but now.. she remember the feeling when she was with Junghwan.
When Jung Hwan silently protected her on the bus so she can comfortably standing without being thrown all over. When Jung Hwan wait her in the middle of the night, in rain.. handing her his umbrella and told her to go home earlier. And she crack a smile while she remember how she caught him reading dirty novel back then. When Jung Hwan came to the McDonald, and the ride which they go home together and she remember what he said then while cupping her face, “Use that head of yours and think carefully. Why did I come?” and the pink gloves Junghwan gave her. His nosebleed that make her concern even that she just sway it go. When she thought someone following her at the dark but that's turn out be Junghwan and his "sleep well" in gentle tone. Their first date at the concert, and while he wrap around her shoulder when they took a picture. When she asked him should she go to a blind date, and he answer her with the answer she wanted, when he told her don't go. When she and her family stayed at his house, run in outside the bathroom and while he hand her stuff and make her embarrassed so much, when he suddenly take a distance from her, rejected her for concert just for accepted that later when she asked him by looking at his eyes. She thought that he loved her before, she really thought that he loved her, but every moment later, Junghwan just keeping a distance from her. And then, she suddenly felt lost. Even when she try to get close to him, he didn't respond. Even when she gave him a present, he give it away, so start from that time, she pulling off her heart for him. She didn't wanna get hurt. But heard Junghwan's confession earlier, suddenly waking her memories and then.. slowly, she keep the ring inside her pocket before walking to the toilet in tears. Junghwan really love her. The confession is truth. She can feel it, because just like that night when she asked him for the concert, she can see through his eyes.
Deok Sun walking out slowly and she see all the guys face one by one, They poke on Dongryong drunk face, and laughing together while leaning on Junghwan's jeep. Sun Woo's laughing face, Dong Ryong stupid smile in his drunkness, Taec's innocent smile and Junghwan's tiny smile.
Taek suddenly look at her and wave to her, while Sun Woo shout at her, "Come here! Quickly! Dong Ryong already passed out!"
Right. She loved Junghwan before, and she think that feeling still there, somewhere in her heart but the time passed and that love is not the most important thing again in her life. Deok Sun walk slowly towards Taek and look at his hand, "You don't wear gloves?" she asked worriedly, and then hand Taek a pair of gloves from her pocket and tell him to drive carefully.
"I know! I'm not a child again." he answered. Deok Sun just smile and then walking to Junghwan's jeep. Junghwan look at Dong Ryong helplessly and with his grumpy character, carry him to the back seat and then jump to sit beside Deok Sun.
Taek drive away in front of her and Deok Sun drive slowly after and then this is maybe the first time for Deok Sun and Junghwan to be awkward.
"Junghwan a~" Deok Sun try to open the conversation. Junghwan look a little panicked when he start to cut her off.
"Hahhhhhh.. i'm gonna sleep. Don't wake me." He leaning his head to the side. Deok Sun hate this side of Junghwan, he always avoid her when she want to face him, just like before.
"You will leave me drive alone?" she said annoyed.
"Oh." Junghwan answer and close his eyes. Deok Sun pout but just drive anyway. After awhile, she take a glance at passed out Dong Ryong and then look at -not moving- Jung hwan. She knows he isn't sleeping, but will act like she believed he do.
She look to the road and start to say softly. "Ya gaejungpal a~ why now.. why are you acting like an idiot when you can just tell me that you love me earlier.. more more earlier. You know what, maybe we will be so different.. Remember what you said at the restaurant? I remember all the things you said before. Even that you said that you just granting Dong Ryong's wish but you don't say that you are kidding so i will take it as the truth. That time too.. i love you. Junghwan a~ That time too, I love you and concern about you.." she said, and a tears fall down on her face. "And i want you just love me the same. But the stupid things are, we love in the same way.. you know, i did that too, wake up early in the morning just to go to school with you. And me too, want to see you more that a dozen times a day and always happy when i look at you. I love the gift you gave me on Christmas, and i'm so regret that i never say thank you. And I'm happy that you like the gift i gave you. You don't know how much i'm being hurt when i saw Jung Bong oppa wore that.." She laugh a bit, bitterly.
Junghwan is awake, but he still closing his eyes and listen to Deok Sun carefully.
"For me, Sun Woo, Dong Ryong, Taek, and you is the most important guys right after my family. But the person that i concern more.. is Taek."
Junghwan feel his heart drop that time, but he still closing his eyes and not moving.
"I love you, but i also love Taek. And while you can do all the things right just by yourself, Taek need me.. So i can't be with you. I'm so sorry." Deok Sun bitting her below lips when she continued, "You won't hate me right? You will always be my friend, right? You will take a good care for yourself, right? You will become more awesome, more great, right? You will not fall down just because of this, right? You will happy..... right?" Deok Sun wipped her tears but the tears keep falling. Junghwan let her cry, and without the two even realized. Dong Ryong open his eyes a little and he still drunk, but he heard all and he just silently look at the two.
"We're arrived." Deok Sun pat on Junghwan thigh, and he slowly open his eyes and take a glance at her red eyes. "Drag him off." she said. Junghwan just nod and jump off the jeep. He slowly drag Dong Ryong while Deok Sun help him a little, and they safely throw him to his bed.
Deok Sun awkwardly walk to the gate. Junghwan look at her back and said in his mind. "I won't hate you, you know i never do. I will always be your friend, because i just can't go back, i will always take care of myself and you don't have to be worry about me because i will never fall down if you asked me to do so.. i will happy.. i will." And Junghwan kick her back of knee while grinning, "Ya Babo!"
Deok Sun glare at him, "Bwo?!"
"Gomapta.." he said just that but continue in his mind, for answer my confession even that i did it like that. Deok Sun look at him, "For what?" she asked.
"For the shirt?" he said.
"Why you suddenly..?"
"But why pink? You really buy it for me or for yourself? And why you give me the same as your friend give to my hyung?" he asked annoyingly like always.
"What are you saying?"
"That shirt that my hyung wear before! Mi Ok ssi gave her the same one. How can i wear the same, hah? Crazy girl." he said, and while grumpy his face crack a bitter smile.
"I don't know." she said and then realize, "Mi Ok that bitchy!"
Junghwan smile and laugh freely, he explained what he need to say and accept what he want to hear. Deok Sun look at him too and she laugh the same, until they don't even know why they are laughing. That's their friendship, they are like this and Junghwan's first love end here.
Taek and Sun Woo arrived just when they walk out from Dong Ryong's house. Taek look at them and Junghwan's eyes met his eyes. Junghwan smile at him and he is too.