Sometimes you don’t fall in love with someone at first sight. Sometimes it happens over a period of weeks, months, years; sometimes it happens over and over again.
Alternatively: Vivi Swore She Wouldn’t Write Angst Anymore but Here She Is, After Watching Hyunsik’s Swimming MV, Full of Regrets (ok there isn’t any angst in this first part thank god it was too long so i chopped it i swear)
Eunwoo’s parents making month-long annual trips every school holiday to Eunwoo’s mum’s hometown by the sea
Baby!Eunwoo gurgling and laughing when wet by sea spray
One year old Eunwoo holding a smol crab in his hands, eyes wide in awe
Two year old Eunwoo making smol footprints with his dad in the sand
Three year old Eunwoo stacking rocks and happily talking to himself
Four year old Eunwoo sticking his feet in the sea and squealing loudly for his mum to pick him up because it’s cold, mama it’s cold
Five year old Eunwoo holding his brother’s hand and clutching a fish and beaming at the camera
And it’s on this sixth trip that Eunwoo’s mum winds a silver chain around Eunwoo’s neck and brings him to a neighbourhood jewellery store
It isn’t so much of a jewellery store as a trinket shop that happens to carve sea glass beads
Eunwoo’s mum gets a new one every year and only swaps it out when she heads back to her hometown, almost like a renewal of sorts, as if telling the sea and the sky that she’ll keep them in her heart and she promises, promises, promises that she’ll come back the next year
And even if Eunwoo and his brother don’t grow up with their feet in saltwater and sea breeze in their hair, she wants them to have at least something that reminds them of her own home
So every year she intends to bring Eunwoo and his brother to the store to let them pick out colours they like and swap out the previous year’s charm for a new one
And so Eunwoo is five when he stumbles into the shop for the first time
He’s entranced by tinkly windchimes and odd-shaped mirrors, hands wandering over soft cushions and old silver boxes, surrounded musty wood-lacquer smell and a stronger, overriding smell of the sea
Eunwoo stopping by a quaint little mirror
Eunwoo blinking because this doesn’t seem like a mirror
Those aren’t his eyes and that isn’t his hair
And when he reaches out a hand his not-reflection blinks and moves out of the way
Eunwoo: “you’re not a reflection"
Not-Reflection, blinking back:
Eunwoo, stretching his finger
Not-Reflection squeaking and scuttling off
Eunwoo, jumping back slightly and scrambling to find his mum
And he sees Not-Reflection sat down on a glass counter, small chubby arms wrapped around a woman’s neck and head tilted so he can monitor Eunwoo out the corner of his eye
Eunwoo raising a hand to say hi
Not-Reflection ducking his head and burying his nose in the woman’s shoulder
Eunwoo’s mum cooing: "awww he’s shy, isn’t he? Eunwoo was like that last year too"
And suddenly the two women are talking like old friends, gesturing and using Big Words and stuff until the woman lets Not-Reflection down to the floor
The woman: "Go make friends, Binnie!"
Cue Binnie peeking out from behind the glass counter, big eyes blinking at Eunwoo
Eunwoo doesn’t know what to do?????
Eunwoo: "Binnie? Hi?"
Binnie peeking at Eunwoo:
He raises a hand in greeting like his teacher taught him and Binnie immediately ducks back behind the counter
Eunwoo pouting until he notices Binnie poking his head out again
Rinse and repeat until Eunwoo notices Binnie starting to giggle each time he pokes his head out
They’re playing hide & seek
Eunwoo grinning because he’s good at this!!
Except his mum is calling for him and asking him to choose a bead
Bin pouting because does this mean he can’t play with his new friend anymore?
Eunwoo’s mum setting his brother down on the glass counter and letting him point at random beads and babble
Bin’s mum lowering a tray of beads to the floor so Eunwoo and Bin can kneel over it and pick
Eunwoo carefully scrutinising the beads before settling on a cloudy white one
Bin beaming and shaking out a thin black corn from under Binnie’s shirt because look !!!
Binnie & Eunwoo can match!!!!
Eunwoo’s mum laughing
Eunwoo leaving his mum to discuss with Bin’s mum how she wants the number 6 carved on the bead since it’s Eunwoo’s sixth year visiting in favour of poking Bin’s cheek
Very squish, Eunwoo approves
Bin looks mildly offended before prodding Eunwoo’s too
Eunwoo, giggling a little before offering a slightly garbled: "my name’s Eunwoo!!"
Bin, with his finger still buried in Eunwoo’s cheek: "Eu Noo?"
Do you remember when Bin used to tag his 달콩 photos with 으누 instead of 은우 I’m so weak
Eunwoo, gently dislodging said finger: "Eunwoo!"
And as his mother’s taught him to greet new friends, Bin reaches up to Eunwoo on his tippy toes and presses a sticky kiss to Eunwoo’s cheek
Eunwoo breaking out into a smile
And this is how Bin ends up stuck to Eunwoo’s side the rest of Eunwoo’s visit
Down to the wooden-plank pier?
Bin’s trailing behind Eunwoo, talking Eunwoo’s ear off about how that one time he saw a bird as huge as a monster fly down and scoop chips from his dad’s open hand
At the candy store?
Bin pointing out different candies he really likes and Eunwoo using his extra height to scoop more of them to shove in a bag
In Bin’s mum’s shop?
Eunwoo’s reading aloud to an increasingly sleepy Bin until Bin’s cheeks squish against Eunwoo’s shoulder and Eunwoo dozes off too
In Eunwoo’s grandpa’s garden?
Eunwoo’s pointing out different plants and giving them random names like "the Terminator” and “Butt” and Bin’s laughing like it’s the funniest thing he’s heard in ages
Eunwoo’s counting the number of marshmallows Bin can stuff in his cheeks without them bursting and Bin’s giggling because Eunwoo looks so focussed
Both of them yelling in dismay when all this gooey, pink marshmallowey gunk starts spewing from Bin’s mouth as a result of him giggling
The month winding up way too soon and all of a sudden Eunwoo’s mum’s packing up Eunwoo’s stuff into luggage bags
And when the day comes for Eunwoo to leave their mums promise to stay in touch and Bin’s looking at Eunwoo like he doesn’t understand the concept of a year
Bin: “How long’s that?"
Eunwoo, thoughtfully: "Long."
Bin, suddenly fiercely hugging this boy with bright eyes and beautiful smile who ran his fingers over boxes and sauntered into Bin’s life
Eunwoo being slightly stunned but smiling and hugging him back because he’ll miss his friend
But it’s okay!! He’ll see him in a year and that’s really all that matters
Except they don’t really know how long a year is
Bin, two days after Eunwoo left for the city: “Ma, when’s Eunwoo coming back?”
Bin, three days after Eunwoo left: “Is a year up yet?”
Bin, four days after Eunwoo left, picking at his fingernails and refusing to look up: “Why isn’t Eunwoo coming back?”
Bin’s mum answer’s always: “Eunwoo’s coming back in a year, baby” but Bin never knows how much that is
Bin, rolling on the ground: “Is a year up yet?”
Bin, face squished against the glass counter as his little feet kick the air: “Has it been a year yet?”
Bin, rubbing the pale white stone around his neck: “It’s been a week and Eunwoo isn’t back yet, when’s he coming back?”
Until one day Bin’s mum hands him a calendar and a marker and tells him to cross off the days and once he makes it through an entire calendar, he’ll see Eunwoo again
And of course Bin starts on it right away
He crosses off every single box every single day for a month
And then promptly loses his marker and forgets all about it
Because Eunwoo or not, life as a four year old goes on and Bin has things to see and places to explore
Until a year rolls around and Bin’s curled up on the sofa in his family shop tinkering around with some wind chimes
And a boy with a white sea glass bead on a silver chain barrels into the shop, yelling: “BIN!!”
And just like this, Bin and Eunwoo fall back into place, side by side, hand-in-hand, running around and falling asleep and eating and yelling and playing hide and seek and doing dumb things
Bin: “I dare you to eat sand.”
Bin: “no actually you’re right don’t do it”
Eunwoo picking a pale blue sea glass bead and Bin picking an exact same one and both of them staring curiously as Bin’s mum snaps a magnifying glass on and starts carving a small 7 on Eunwoo’s bead’s smooth surface
Eunwoo smoothly sliding Bin’s bead onto his black cord and looping it around his neck and tucking it into his shirt
Bin’s chubby fingers sliding Eunwoo’s piece on Eunwoo’s chain and Bin beaming with pride when he hands it back to Eunwoo
And this time, when Bin sees Eunwoo off, he presses a small glass vial, half-filled with sand and topped with seawater (prepared by Bin’s mum under Very Careful Supervision by Binnie himself), so “when you go back to city life you’ll still think of me!”
Eunwoo throwing his arms around Bin and laughing because look!!! his friend made a thing!!!!!!!
And there it stays, on Eunwoo’s windowsill in the city
Eunwoo looking up from where he’s playing on the floor when sunlight streams through his window and the seawater makes the light dance
Eunwoo lying on the ground and squinting at the shadows and rainbows the bottle casts
Eunwoo adjusting him position on the ground and watching sunlight filter through the bottle on his windowsill right onto his hands
Eunwoo watching the water ripple sometimes when a door bangs somewhere in their apartment and pretending it’s the same way his best friend’s eyes sparkle when he’s talking about something he loves
Eunwoo sometimes pulling the bottle from his windowsill and feeling its soft, small weight in his palm
Eunwoo pretending that here, this is it, this is an adequate replacement for him holding his best friend’s hand, going around with sand beneath their feet and salt in their hair and cheeks flushed red from laughing
Eunwoo smiling because yeah, he just got back from holiday but suddenly he’s really looking forward to the trip next year again
Hot topic -
Lock sick necklace - $8.50
Keychain - $4.50
Fall out boy shirt - $28.50
The 1975 shirt - $20.50
Beartooth shirt - $20.50
Dino shirt - $22.50
Total - $105.00
Auntie Betsey shoulder bag - $78.00
Victoria’s Secret -
Panties- $10.50 x7
Total - $73.50
Neck deep CD - $13.99
All time low CD - $9.99
The story so far CD - $9.99
NYX translucent powder - $9.99
NYX setting spray - $7.99 x3
NYX soft matte lip cream - $5.99
Revlon matte lipcolor - $5.59 x2
Agent18 iPod 5 case - $19.99
NYX dark circle concealer - $5.99
Sonia kashuk detox mask - $15.99
Total - $127.07
Minne Onka sheepskin soft sole slipper - $69.95
Best Buy -
ED Sheeran Wembley CD - $18.99
5 seconds of summer CD - $16.99
One direction deluxe edition CD $24.99
Total - $60.97
Urban decay weightless ultra definition liquid makeup - $40.00
Naked pallet - $54.00
Naked smoky pallet - $54.00
Too faced size queen mascara - $21.00 x2
Too faced cocoa powder foundation 34.00
Total - $224.00
Grand total - $728.49!!!!
I’m actually so happy with this haul I love everything that I got today and me and my lifting partner had no problems today. We did beep going out of hot topic but im pretty sure that it wasn’t us though bc I check all of my stuff and we had no tags and we did walk out with other people so???
Overall today was a really good day.
In which Lily is a young (cursed) botanist and James is the same but happens to be a prince looking for a plant that can help his mother, who is sick. Lily has a necklace that will change colours once she meets her one true love, and she was anxious for that day, until the necklace changes when she meets James…
Lily just can’t believe her luck, why is it that the one has to be the reckless idiotic prince? He may be handsome and care for his mother, but still!
Can the young foolish prince change this botanists heart?
A cool day today, I probably could of gotten away with wearing a sweater. I’m staying home today, maybe cuddle up in a blanket and watch some movies. The weather is kinda gloomy it’s not helping my mood. I had to show off my succulent I named Violet though. I think it’s beautiful.