When I Loved You - Chapter 152
It seemed that he knew how to love others. He sacrificed his life in order to make his loved one happy, to help her choose a different path when needed. Yiyoung wasn’t sure she would have done the same had she been in his shoes.
“What do I do with you…” she murmured.
Muyeol never explored the cities he visited during his business trip. He only focused on work, arming himself with a suit everyday as he spent the meaningless days.
Yiyoung imagined Muyeol stepping on the ground, his feet bare. She imagined him donning a loose pair of pants with an old button-down shirt, welcoming the wind blowing at him. She wished he could see how deep of a red the sky turned when the sun rose, and how the intensity of the moon’s brightness depended on the seasons. She wished he could see the beauty of this world, which was what had changed Yiyoung’s perspective of life.
‘Then, wouldn’t he take off that armor-like suit?’ thought Yiyoung.
Suddenly, Yiyoung decided she would fly alone, her fist clenched firmly. To a place where Muyeol would have to fly over in order to get to her. Since Muyeol loved her so dearly, he would come if she waited.
‘If he doesn’t…’ Just thinking about it put Yiyoung on the verge of tears. She was in love with him. She never wanted to be apart from him. If she couldn’t kiss him for even a day, she wouldn’t be able to live normally; her heart would be wounded. She was already depressed just thinking about it.
But then she felt her skin prickle. Yiyoung turned around slowly and found Muyeol, standing there in a perfect posture in his perfect suit. She stood up and walked toward him.
Muyeol’s gaze changed as he looked at Yiyoung, who was wearing a bikini that she’d bought just for this trip. Yiyoung felt good about having kept the purchase a secret; it was definitely worth it, with the way Muyeol now seemed to be full of desire.
Yiyoung slowly walked toward the end of the pool, wanting to tease him. Muyeol lowered his body, grabbing her by the underarm and lifting her up at once. After placing her back down, he covered her with the suit jacket, his eyes burning with desire.
Yiyoung grabbed his wet tie. “Follow me.”
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On the way back to Korea, Yiyoung was busy looking at her phone as she sat in the lounge while waiting for the boarding time. It was filled with pictures she’d taken in Singapore.
She’d visited the Gardens by the Bay, the Cable Car, Jurong Bird Park, Botanic Gardens, Merlion Park, Sentosa Island, River Wonders, the S.E.A Aquarium, and the Skyline Luge with the people who’d taken the same package tour as her. Though it had been hot, the places weren’t that far apart from each other, so she was able to keep up with the tour.
Yiyoung smiled with satisfaction, complimenting herself for doing so well. She believed that all these experiences would only help her go further in life.
Suddenly, Muyeol’s hand entered her vision.
“Here’s coffee,” he said.
“Thank you,” Yiyoung beamed as she grabbed the coffee.
The ring on his hand looked sparklier than ever. And his nails looked nice and clean. Even his hair looked great. Just what was love doing to her mind? But, if this was love, Yiyoung decided she would pursue it forever.
“I put two cubes of sugar,” Muyeol stated.
Yiyoung’s eyes lifted into a smile. Her mouth was burning after tasting the laksa ramen, so she needed the sugar. Muyeol’s timing was perfect.
“It was worth it to bring you along,” Yiyoung said.
Without responding, Muyeol sat down next to her and took a sip of wine. But perhaps because he didn’t like it, he didn’t drink any more of it.
Yiyoung leaned back and looked at the pictures she’d taken at the Merlion Park; it was the only night Muyeol had had dinner with her.