Translated by Jasmine.
So Long For Now, Summer
Shim Hee-joo thinks it’s pretty similar. Her aunt was close to her family, but it was not a family where they could live together. She was the benefactor who saved her.
“So, is your aunt okay?” (Y)
“Huh. She’s going to be discharged after this week. I went too late.” (S)
“Are you not allowed to leave the house? Something like that…” (Y)
Kim Yun-hyeong blurs the end of his words.
“No, I don’t even care. We haven’t lived together in Hannam-dong for a month, so what?” (S)
The month was, to say the least, hell.
Shortly before her marriage, her mother-in-law insisted that she was the only one who could take care of Shim Hee-joo entirely because she had no parents with her. Woo Jin-ha is very busy and won’t even have time to care about his pregnant wife, so how hard it would be to leave her alone. Her mother-in-law asked what Shim Hee-joo would do when a child was born…
Shim Hee-joo noticed that Woo Jin-ha didn’t really trust his own mother, but her decision told herself to let her mother-in-law take care of it. In fact, she meant not to make a decision. However, she wouldn’t have let it be known to him.
She had no choice but to join her mother-in-law as well as her commands. She followed her mother-in-law’s instructions and entered the house. Anyway, Woo Jin-ha was a man who came home and slept no matter where he lived. No matter what she heard or despised, he didn’t care. Besides, her mother-in-law only treated Shim Hee-joo well in front of her son.
If her mother-in-law hadn’t forgotten about her for a while at Woo Jin-ha’s house that day and didn’t make mistakes, he wouldn’t have taken her out that day.
“But now you have a good face.” (Y)
“Eat well and sleep well.” (S)
Shim Hee-joo wiped her face and laughed softly. Kim Yun-hyeong asked while sitting with his legs crossed.
“What about your husband?” (Y)
“If you came to me like that without warning, wouldn’t you come here to ask me to do something for you?” (Y)
She was going to do something… It’s hard to believe that she’s been doing that for over a week, and she’s embarrassed to say that, so I hesitated for a moment to answer.
Kim Yun-hyeong asked how he interpreted it again, raising the corners of his mouth.
“Or you just didn’t like it? There I am.” (Y)
“Not really… Jin-ha-ssi, because he doesn’t like you very much.” (S)
“It’s crazy. He looked like he was going to kill me.” (Y)
There was nothing to talk about. He doesn’t really like it, so even the words she says come out unconsciously. It’s strange to come now and hope for good feelings between her husband and friend. She said with a chuckle.
“You don’t like Jin-ha-ssi very much either.” (S)
“Uh. Fuck.” (Y)
Kim Yun-hyeong replied as if he had been waiting.
“I said divorce. Is it still that way?” (Y)
“I can’t, what should I do? There is no point in litigating with that person.” (S)
“I told you I was going to introduce you to a lawyer.” (Y)
“There’s no case, man. He didn’t even rant. He never hit me.” (S)
“Is that the end? We broke up due to personality differences. What are you talking about?” (Y)
(T/N: this guy is talking about his previous gf🤣)
“Have you seen anyone who wins a lawsuit because of a personality difference?” (S)
“I don’t know, I…” (Y)
“Actually, I don’t even know.” (S)
She admitted without hesitation.
“It’s just that there’s no way to win… Because the results are so obvious.” (S)
“Then you’re just going to live like that?” (Y)
He frowned, displeased. Yes, it looked insignificant because of his round glasses, but she did not express it.
“If you have a lot of time… Can you make him want to divorce me?” (S)
“Do you have a lot of time?” (Y)
He asked in a slurred tone, as if they were going to go to a PC room. She nodded.
“There is plenty of time. But I don’t want to spend too much.” (S)
“Looks like you’ve lost your temper.” (Y)
The funniest thing was that it still hasn’t changed much. She just knew it wasn’t. Instead of affirming or denying that statement, She turned her head and glanced at the works of her friend.
“My mother-in-law will help… maybe.” (S)
“Is she helping you?” (Y)
“Hey. I don’t know who your mother-in-law is…” (Y)
He seemed to know what was going to happen at the end of the slurred words.
“…What is it? That’s why sometimes there are people who seem to know ten when they see one.” (Y)
(T/N: he is saying that few people are quick to notice many things from one glance, lol he is talking about himself and saying how smart he is)
“I saw her talking to you at the wedding. I saw it from afar…” (Y)
Anyone with a certain degree of observation can easily see how lowly her mother-in-law regards Shim Hee-joo as a human being. She smiles kindly, holds her hand and looks upbeat. But when people don’t see her, she turns into a different person, looks down on Shim Hee-joo…
It didn’t hurt at all. Because she’s seen more faces in her life. At least, her mother-in-law had a justification that Shim Hee-joo was infinitely short of Woo Jin-ha.
It is not difficult to imagine a harsh marriage in common sense, as it is a marriage with a difference like heaven and earth. Compared to her imagination, she was living very comfortably.
“I was just wondering if a kid like you would get out of the house at any moment.” (Y)
“I don’t open my mouth no matter where, so I don’t get hit by people while they are mad.” (S)
It wasn’t her, Woo Jin-ha made her come out. If it wasn’t for it, maybe she could have stood still for a year or a decade. Just like ten years ago, living in a big house, just getting used to every other day.
She doesn’t know if it was because she was adapting well, or because she just didn’t have the energy to get out.
She took the last pill from her handbag. She needed some good energy now. Kim Yun-hyeong pushed the glass of water he was drinking on the table.
As soon as she swallowed the medication, she felt like she was already feeling drowsy. Sometimes the painkillers seem to take away energy, but in the end it was getting better little by little. It was strange, but it was also thanks to Woo Jin-ha.
“Hey. The Jin-ha scene actually doesn’t bother me that much.” (S)
“Is that so?” (Y)
“I don’t get in the way and I don’t care.” (S)
“So, whether I am there or not, he may not care. When I got married, the pressure of getting married in my hometown disappeared… Maybe it was more convenient because I was there.” (S)
“So, based on various calculations, he may not want to divorce me right now.” (S)
“Then your mother-in-law…” (Y)
“She, more than anyone else, would like to get me out more than myself.” (S)
“So it’s okay Yun-hyeong, everything will be alright.”
Kim Yun-hyeong still looked at Shim Hee-joo with a dissatisfied gaze, leaned over to the drawer behind her and took out the car keys.
A familiar shape welcomed her instead of an expensive foreign car logo.
“And if you go back one by one like this…” (Y)
Then she will come back again.
To the place where Woo Jin-ha is not there.
She got out of the car with the visitor pass she received earlier clearly visible on the dashboard. And when she went inside the door, she realized that the car door had not been locked, so she went back to the parking lot and pressed the car key.
‘Beep, beep.’ She checked her car flickering from afar, and as she turned around, she suddenly heard a car door closing nearby. She was starting to get a little crazy.
(T/N: she thought she is hallucinating from the drugs)
When she was parking there earlier, the car coming in from the other side was Woo Jin-ha’s car.
It was childishly the most disappointing since there was a spot so close to the entrance and Woo Jin-ha did only good things without knowing it. It would have been better if she had just gone in earlier and hadn’t met him at all.
She glanced at him and headed towards the doorway, and at a leisurely pace he followed her.
“What, whose car?” (J)