“Let’s keep walking together.”
The moment I heard this from Soo Wan, my fear of separation disappeared. These days I’ve been waiting & dreading for it to happen. Their world seem to be so hard a separation is inevitable, so I say. But then, the WanJu couple keeps on striding forward, together. With that intertwined hand, now I doubt if they will ever go that cliche road.
As much as I enjoyed the third kiss, there are so many important things that happened and I want to focus on that. I’m loving how we get to uncover the secrets piece by piece and how each character changes because of the situation they are facing. They say, it’s not the load you carry that breaks you, it is how you carry it. Seeing the WanJu couple carry their load, each giving one their own weight to balance things, I’m now so curious as to how they will make it at the end of the mountain.
With a love a strong as theirs, I think it is possible to finally have a couple who will stay together through thick and thin.
EPISODE 12 to 14:
Dong Joo: I cannot promise that we will always agree on everything. But as my love has grown over the 12 years, I promise to foster that love and make it stronger. And to always let you know that you are the most important person to me.
After the proposal, Soo Wan went home being the happiest woman alive. I cannot blame her. Dong Joo’s words are one of the most beautiful things I’ve heard being said in a proposal. A promise is meant to be fulfilled and I’m glad he made a promise that is feasible for him. We know how precious Soo Wan is in his life, she is actually his life.
Dong Joo: If I can only do it I want to stick a sticker on Yoon Soo Wan’s forehead saying that she’s Park Dong Doo’s. I can’t even hold your hand and publicize that you’re my woman?
How possessive and childish all at the same time?! But it’s so cute, I’ll let it slide. Dong Joo is younger that Soo Wan by age, so little things like this come to surface sometimes. He wants to keep Soo Wan at bay and scream to the world she is taken. Honestly, I’m excited how this will turn out at the workplace if they found out that the worse of enemies are actually the best of lovers.
Dr Choi: The more painful the truth, the harder it is to believe.
Welcome angst. Unbreak my heart is the BGM? Come on.
Let’s uncover one layer. Of course we all know that Dr Choi has been threatening Dad all this years because he saw Dad remove Jung Hwa ssi’s oxygen mask. This fact is true. But we also know this isn’t the cause of the death. Unfortunately, this is the side Dong Joo heard and it’s a big dent for his relationship with Dad to be broken. I hate that he has to go this road and miss an important fact while his relationship with that gets destroyed. We can’t blame him to feel angry. We are talking about Jung Hwa ssi, of course its natural for Dong Joo to feel it. He is only human. That aside, he is a doctor and I hope we will figure out the medicine that caused the sudden Code Blue for Jung Hwa ssi.
On the other hand, I’m glad that Soo Wan is patiently waiting for our man on the side. She busy herself looking at wedding gowns. I love how transparent Soo Wan is. She naturally gets jealous, gets mad, gets annoyed and feels worried. It’s nice to know she is not a nagger and she never insist on blabbering about Dong Joo’s whereabouts. I love this breathing space they have for each other. It feels refreshing to see a couple this way instead of seeing them fight unnecessarily.
And how comforting it is that they seek each other instead of going elsewhere? I’m glad we don’t have a second lead guy our female lead will gravitate towards when the boyfriend is nowhere to be found just to confide with. Soo Wan and Dong Joo is so unlike any other. Loveit. I want to celebrate their togetherness.
Soo Wan: Dong Joo, today is the day you came back. Not as Dylan but the day you returned to Yoon Soo Wan as Park Dong Joo. While you were away, I felt as though I was playing an endless game of hide and seek. I was hiding alone in the dark but I felt as if no one was looking for me. But finally it has ended. Dong Joo, thank you for being a seeker again. Thank you for finding me again. Thank you for taking me. Thank you, Park Dong Joo.
Sweet. They really need each other. That is all there is to it, right? Knowing this fact, Dong Joo becomes more aware how much Soo Wan means to him and how much he means to her. What a defining moment. Dong Joo needs to be brave enough for Soo Wan since they will be facing such a huge hurdle ahead.
I was afraid thinking that Dong Joo will directly confront Dad. But its not in his personality to do so, unlike if it was Soo Wan. She will just ask right on. Dong Joo is keeping it all in and his soul is badly suffering that cause him to make rash decision especially involving Soo Wan. Is his way the best for them? I doubt. The argument they had in the car proves that.
Dong Joo: Soo Wan-ah, let’s stay together no matter how hard it is. No matter what, let’s never be apart again.
It was wrong for me to think they will separate early on. Seeing how they are still together now just bring security that they will endure together. I am not sure of what the future episodes might bring, but they are together now. Surely they give each other space to think alone but they choose to be together still. I think the title should be changed to “Together”. Heh, so lame.
From the beginning, they have faced a lot. Literally, Dong Joo became Soo Wan’s eyes guiding her way through her dark world. She felt so secure with him around, simply trusting even if she doesn’t see him. What fate she had to entrust her life wholeheartedly. This is their foundation. Knowing this, I think for Soo Wan, she has no fear of trusting her life with Dong Joo up until now. Her love for him is beyond powerful that even the pain can’t separate her from him.
Min Soo: Don’t waste precious time arguing.
What better advice can a friend give? The bestie detective is also such a great company to have. It’s great to know she is doing her best to investigate and know the truth. I love him and the Detective. What a power couple! I hope Detective Cha will get well soon and solve the case asap. Ji Woon on the other hand.. What should I say? He really values Soo Wan and treasure her as his compass. Okay, she gave him direction in life. That is meaningful. I understand where Ji Woon is coming from. I doubt if he is a foe, his love isn’t that kind. His conversation with Dr Oh is so telling. A man in love that only wish for true happiness for a woman is admirable. I hope he also gets to know the truth, ASAP. You know, that his own mother is involved.
Ji Woon’s real purpose is to serve Dong Joo some reality pill, telling him that hiding the truth can never bring anyone peace of mind. Dong Joo needed to hear those words. That being said, his suggestion that Dong Joo should leave is also a wrong solution. Even without Dong Joo, he will never have Soo Wan. That is already given.
Soo Wan: Because you came back. You’re next to me.. and you won’t leave again. The important thing is you are here right now by my side. Let’s keep walking together.
A couple that stays together is so rare these days because it is easier to break up and leave. The pain we experience during trials can be so intense, we just want to get far away from it asap. But not with the WanJu couple. Refreshing! Most of their conversation simply brings smile on my face. I enjoy every word spoken, because its honest. They just tell exactly how they feel, even when the words are piercingly painful. The walk they had at the park is calming, at the same time its a reassurance that they will trudge on together.
My words is not sufficient enough to describe the love Dong Joo and Soo Wan have. I will let the photos do the talking from here.
As much as I enjoyed the third kiss, I love the morning scene after the most. I have repeated it countless of times already. That scene, its as if I can smell Lee Sang Yoon’s fragrance from where I am.. #fangirlmode *sorrybutnotsorry* I really love it when a man cooks breakfast for his lady love.. *weakness* *giddy* This defined perfection for me. *repeatsceneagain* Imagine yourself waking up everyday like this..
Another layer is uncovered about the eyes this time. Soo Wan has to know the truth to whom the donor of her cornea came from. Since we know how fierce she is, she was able to confirm it herself. And who else she run in to give her comfort? Dong Joo. They both visited Jung Hwa ssi’s crypt and Soo Wan poured her heart while Dong Joo stayed beside her. I love the conversation that came after when Dong Joo sent Soo Wan home. I was also wondering how he can look at Soo Wan’s eyes with love knowing it came from his own Mum. Now I understand.
Dong Joo: When I first saw you again, it was fascinating to see you look at me. You looked at me directly. The fact that our eyes met, it was like a dream. Those eyes, I have missed them so much. I was so happy.
Dong Joo’s words became Soo Wan’s strength this time. Knowing that she made Dong Joo happy because she can see again, the pain seem to gradually ease out. It was harsh to know that someone so precious like Jung Hwa ssi had to go for Soo Wan to see again. However, the sacrifice has been done and its best to feel thankful though it hurts. This same situation was further explained when the suicidal ahjusshi went to the 119 station to thank the staff who rescued him. He learned the value of his life having realized how the staff risked their lives to save him. What a wonderful lesson learned.
I have to dedicate a space to bestie detective. Her conversation with Ji Woon touched my heart.
Min Soo: Dr Kang, I acknowledge your love. I know my acknowledgement doesn’t matter. But I’ll say something as a long-time observer. Don’t torture yourself.. with hope. Let Soo Wan go. Letting go, is love too.
This girl surely know so many things. Hope torture, that 1% chance.. Ji Woon clings to it and I can only sigh. It is our heart that chooses when to let go. But as long as we stubbornly choose not to, how will we ever get there? Ji Woon ssi, I know it will take longer for you. Here’s to hoping, you will decide soon.
Soo Wan is staying true to herself the most in this series. She happily prepares for the wedding that she even looked for the best wedding ring that will seal Dong Joo as hers. I can only cheer her on to never lose her love for Dong Joo even if the truth is already floating amidst her.. I’m scared. How is she going to react this time? She is the most real character. She seeks for truth. This time, how is she going to accept when her Dad is already involved?
Dong Joo: You are not the father who raised me out of love, but did it to appease your own guilt because you are a murderer. In my life you no longer exist.
I hate that Dad has to hear such painful words coming from Dong Joo. I know that there is a reason why he took care of him in the first place. I believe that the love he gave him is genuine, as a father would to his own son. Not just because of what Dad did to Jung Hwa ssi. Dad was not the cause of death! I hope its not too late for them to know this. It would be tragic to leave Dad alone. It’s like putting a person who is not guilty as a prisoner sentenced for life. I’m curious when Soo Wan arrived. To what extent did she hear? Did she hear everything?
What to do now? She already has the wedding ring. Is there a wedding that will transpire next week? Or we have to postpone and have the couple separate?
How can a woman feel so confident with her man? Soo Wan is 101% assured of Dong Joo’s love. I’m in awe because she values whatever Dong Joo tells her. No traces of her doubts will be left, ones Dong Joo speaks she listens.
The balance WanJu has in their relationship is remarkable. When Soo Wan is on a panic streak, Dong Joo eases her worries and calms her down. When Dong Joo is a rotten mess, Soo Wan comforts him with her love and understanding. They fight like a normal couple do, but at the end of the day they fill each other with love that they choose to forgive. This is easier said than done especially with Soo Wan’s personality. She fights, she doesn’t hesitate to know the truth no matter how it will hurt her.
I think this is one point Dong Joo and Dad is missing out on. The men are underestimating Soo Wan thinking she won’t be able to endure the truth. But honestly, she can! Her will power is strong enough for it. I detest that they are hiding the truth from her, when in fact they can tell it out right. I don’t see why hiding the truth can protect anyone. So wrong. When I heard Dad said that he let the 12 years pass by without telling anything, I felt his pain. Ottoke?
But we wouldn’t have a story to tell if not for this, right?
I hope the pain will not last longer than it should. I need to see my bedimpled couple happy. Always.