QR, Young Do x Rachel, 19. <3
It had been a quick meeting with her mother. Rachel wanted to try going back to work. She was struggling in their home with just her and the children. Ye-Sol was wonderful but Rachel needed to be a good mother. She asked Young-Do to work from their suite while the two children napped.
Mother was encouraging of her decision to return to work. They talked about upgrading Min-Jae’s play area in her office and picking her next project. Mother didn’t blink when Rachel said she wanted to do a line of lingerie.
It was still difficult. A year since…
Rachel wanted to enjoy his eyes darkening as he took her in. She wanted to take control over her body. She wanted her husband to feel like he could reach for her and not be rejected. She spent a few days in her office playing around with ideas to help her.
Hyo-Shin said it was like this sometimes. He said she had to latch onto the things she enjoyed or else the depression would linger and eat her up. So she scheduled a meeting with Lee Esther and asked to come back to work.
Young-Do worried it was too soon but he stayed with the kids. When she returned home to tell him her plan, she found their suite empty and quiet. He wasn’t in his office and she was a little worried when the children weren’t napping in their beds.
The door to their bedroom was mostly closed and when she went into check, she found Young-Do in the middle of their bed with Min-Jae sprawled over his stomach and So-Young curled up next to his head. Her little hands had two fistfuls of his hair.
Rachel cautiously approached and sat down on the edge of the bed. Young-Do slowly opened his eyes and smiled when he saw her. “Did it go well?”
She nodded and bit her lip. Rachel took off her slippers and tentatively joined them.