I have failed
places a can of beer on the ledge in front of her an In-Ha immediately curls
her fingers around the cold aluminum. She glances up at him and then back to
the city. “It is a stupid thing to be so upset about after all this time,
but I didn’t get the anchor position.”
not? You’ve raised confidence in MBC. You write better than half of the
reporters there.” He pops open his beer and leans against the wall before
he nudges her with his shoulder. “You’re the prettiest girl in the whole
world. Everyone would want to watch you on the nightly news.”
know, right? I’m pretty much the best.” She tries to smile up at him but
it wavers and her face falls before it turns into a lie. “Do you know what
the suicide rate is for Pinocchio?”
He sets aside his beer and reaches for her. She shakes her head and opens her
beer. She takes a long drink and sets it back down on the ledge. Dal-Po pulls
back but straightens uncomfortably.
in five. The burden of the truth is just so much. The notes they left behind are
quite heartbreaking. You called me rare once on national television. I’ve never
felt that way. Those notes are all too real for me even though hiding and being
anti-social just isn’t who I am. That doesn’t mean watching a promotion I
deserve given to someone less qualified and less beautiful hurts any less.”
sighs and takes another drink. She loves that he is so good at listening to her
in these moments. She finishes her beer before she holds out her hand to him.
Dal-Po immediately takes it and pulls her close. She wraps her arms around his
waist and presses her face against his chest.
disappointment eats at her. The unfairness of it eats at her. She knows she
will never become one in five. Her life is full of love and support. She is
okay. It was just a hard moment and she needed to tell the truth of it. She is
lucky she has someone like Dal-Po.
kisses the top of her head. “I wish you would stop coming up here when you
have a bad day. Especially, on days your mother drops off the kids.”
winces but kisses him as sweetly as she can to make up for her mistake.