Continuing in Chapter 45, we see the man showing records of their stone. The stone is called the end stone, and it is a stone that allows the owner of the stone to meet a dearly beloved one in a dream and achieve love. He says that when the owner’s love is fulfilled, the stone temporarily loses its strength, and returns to an ordinary stone. Once another owner appears, the stone will regain that strength again, and it has been passed onto other people for a long time. Jinha asks if there’s only one stone in this place, and that someone seems to have a strange stone just like this one. The man is shocked and he asks if KJ is talking about a stone like his own, that is called a jealousy stone. Jinha says he did not see it himself so he doesn’t know if this stone is the right one. The man says that it is said that the stone was made by a man who was forsaken by love made of stone. The jealousy stone is said to have the power to interfere with the end stone. Jinha asks if they do not use the stone, then is it okay. The man says it’s not as simple as that, and that it does not matter if you have met the owner of the J stone, but once the owner of the J stone meets the owner of E stone, the owner of the J stone uses a curse that breaks bonds with his loved one if he does not use the E stone, periodically.
Siwon realizes he must be referencing to his own past relationship, and asks if his relationship is broken, and the man says he can never see them again. Siwon says that’s nonsense, and Jinha asks if there’s any way to avoid the curse, and that he thinks the J stone is now owned by a dangerous man. The man says according to records there is only one way. Siwon asks what it is, to which the man replies with saying that the owner of the stone is in a dream with the person they love, and it is said the curse will be solved if their mind and body unite with the person he/she loves. Siwon is in shock over what mind and body means, and the man says that it means the mind and body become one. Siwon thinks of heart and body. The man says that it’s snowing too hard right now and they have rooms they can stay in until it calms down.
In the room, alone, Siwon talks about how if they use the stone XL will appear, and if you don’t we will be cut off. Siwon says it’s been too long since we were able to use our stone, what should they do with it. Jinha says it’s the unity of body and soul, and that he’s not sure he’s ever heard of Siwon saying he likes Jinha’s touch, I think. Jinha asks if he is worried about his body already because of the curse. Jinha says to goto sleep, but Siwon stays awake. He says he feels dreadful but KJ is fine, and he doesn’t want to feel like how he felt when he saw Kang Jinha die ever again. He looks outside to see that it hasn’t quit snowing. He goes to look for the bathroom outside, and then he fucking falls or something.
Léa Seydoux has spoken in The Guardian about her experience with Weinstein:
“I’ve been at dinners with him where he’s bragged openly about Hollywood actresses he has had sex with. He’s also said misogynistic things to me over the years. “You’d be better if you lost weight,” he said. That comment shocked me.
One night, I saw him in London for the Baftas. He was hitting on a young woman. Another time, at the Met Life ball, I saw him trying to convince a young woman to sleep with him. Everyone could see what he was doing.
That’s the most disgusting thing. Everyone knew what Harvey was up to and no one did anything. It’s unbelievable that he’s been able to act like this for decades and still keep his career. That’s only possible because he has a huge amount of power.”
I’m genuinely glad that people are coming forward and disavowing him now, but decades – so, so many people – so many men – who decided that these women’s awful, life-changing experiences weren’t worth enough to tip the balance against the career advancement that would come with working with this disgusting man.
Importantly, Seydoux also talks about some of the directors who have behaved revoltingly towards her, and the endemic problem of misogyny in Hollywood, too.