odd job squad

on Aro’s “uselessness”

she works a dozen odd jobs to make ends meet, while her father sees patients for free. she’s exceedingly competent at them, to the extent that Pi Joo Ki searches all over for her when shit hits the fan. he is the capital’s go-to guy and she’s his go-to girl. that kind of trust in her ability doesn’t happen over night. Aro is competent and responsible and smart–she writes her notes for Lord Wee Hwa in scribbles only she can decipher, then uses it to strongarm the men into paying her extra for a verbal explanation. which they do gladly. upon completion, Lord Wee Hwa, the Great Selector of the Oppas calls her smart. not useless.

then: she’s a pseudo-doctor, learning acupuncture and how to treat wounds and illnesses by watching her father. and despite her self-deprecating jokes about blinding/paralyzing people on accident with her medical skills, he’s confident enough in her ability that Pi Joo Ki arranges for her to be the doctor on-site at the hwarang house. but i guess she’s still useless–in the way that emergency room physicians are.

and i haven’t even touched on the fact that she makes a decent buck off of her storytelling, and is popular enough that she has a fanclub. 

i know for a fact that i’m in no way, shape or form as useful as she is. so you wouldn’t hear me calling her useless. since–it’s kind of ridiculous. any more useful and she’d be called too perfect and a know-it-all and the ever common annoying.