Chapter 109: Chapter 109
Inside the TV screen was the same scene as it was now, the Four Heavenly Kings and Ban Yeo Ryung gathered in the living room while watching TV. As if we were having a break, Yoo Chun Young and I, who both went out of the room, was sitting alongside in the living room. When Eun Hyung gave us chocolates from the bag, I enjoyed the crunchy taste while sitting on the couch.
Eun Jiho, inside the screen, came towards me without constraint then sat right in front of me. ‘Why is he sitting right in front when there are other seats?’ As soon as I had that thought in mind, I, inside the screen, spoke sulkily.
“Dude, I can’t see. There are other seats.”
“Are you that short?”
I, inside the screen, kicked Eun Jiho’s back with my toe. Regardless of my aggressive reaction, Eun Jiho was just smiling naughtily. When looking at that face, I realized Eun Jiho inside the screen was indeed the same as the Eun Jiho now.
Yoo Chun Young, however, just chewed the chocolates then opened his mouth while watching the TV. It drew everyone inside the living room’s attention toward him.
“Oh, that looks like…”
A famous TV show was on air on the TV inside the video. A big, furry, white dog appeared in that show. While looking at the cheerful big dog inside the screen, Eun Hyung turned back to see Yoo Chun Young before flinging a question.
“You mean, that dog?”
“What was that… was it a Dutch dog?”
“Netherlands? Were there also dogs other than cheese as their specialty?”
Eun Jiho, inside the screen, asked Yoo Chun Young in confusion. The way he talked was quite similar to that of him right now. Yoo Chun Young continued while furrowing his brows.
“… Alexander’s dog? The dog of the Alps?”
A short silence prevailed the space. In the end, Eun Hyung’s low voice rang around. He, inside the screen, asked Yoo Chun Young in the most careful attitude.
“Um… you’re not talking about A Dog of Flanders, are you?”
A heavy silence hung in the air. A burst of laughter soon took place inside the screen just like earlier.
Ban Yeo Ryung and Woo Jooin laughed crazily with tears welling upon their eyes, whereas Eun Hyung sent out a mixed glance at Yoo Chun Young with a concerned look on his face. Eun Jiho was just grimacing his face.
At that moment, I, who stayed calm inside the screen, suddenly spat water out of my mouth.
The water, of course, then rushed towards Eun Jiho’s hair and back, who was sitting right in front of me.
There was a big commotion from aside. Eun Jiho threw a question while touching his wet hair.
“Ham Donnie, what’s wrong with you?”
“I just realized what it means right now. Geez, Eun Jiho, is your hair okay?”
“Aren’t you seeing this?”
I, inside the screen, ran out to find a towel in a hurry. Looking at me in a fuss, Eun Jiho swept his hair back.
Jooin, who was watching us besides me, made a remark.
“So moist than ever. Han Donnie’s facial mist.”
“Hey, I don’t have any extra shirt with me.”
[Oh, yeah… mama doesn’t have any brothers.]
“I’ll bring my oppa’s clothes then.”
With that said, Ban Yeo Ryung left the living room.
Eun Jiho swept his wet hair back in a grim face which looked quite charismatic and masculine than him right now. I touched my lips and fell into thought.
‘It’s already been a year since that time…’ I noticed nothing strange after Yoo Chun Young’s remark of Alexander’s dog or Dutch dog. It was after a while when I burst into laughing alone and finally spat water out to Eun Jiho.
As I hung my head down after feeling a glance, Eun Jiho, who was sitting next to Ban Yeo Ryung, was looking at me. He then asked me with a sneer on his lip.
“Hey, do you even remember that?”
“Yeah, I just recalled it soon as I watched that. I mean, it was so funny at that time.”
Eun Jiho replied with a nod.
“When watching Yoo Chun Young, he seems to have something like a speech disorder. He often makes word mistakes.”
“Alexander’s dog was such a legendary episode of his. What else is there?”
“Oh, you know, the Pirates of the Caribbean… He said the Pirates of Columbia.”
Jooin, who was almost attached beside me, responded. As I nodded to agree with his words, Ban Yeo Ryung, right in front, said while raising her head.
“There’s something else. Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter, he said it as Professor Snake.”
“Didn’t he say Professor Steak?”
“Oh, yeah, it was that,” Ban Yeo Ryung replied to Eun Hyung’s words.
We, then, burst out laughing again while stamping our feet. The more we laughed, the darker Yoo Chun Young’s face turned. He then said to us with a glance.
“Isn’t that something everyone finds confusing?”
Eun Jiho’s determined answer made Yoo Chun Young turn his head. It looked as though he became sulky. Inside the screen, Ban Yeo Ryung handed over her brother’s shirt to Eun Jiho just now.
Then suddenly the camera screen changed.
“Ah, ah… this is Ham Donnie, the reporter of ‘Unanswered Questions.’ I will… what was it… anyway will be interviewing president Eun Jiho. Hello, president Jiho?”
The camera was fixed in front of my room. No answer returned from within, but I just opened the door. ‘Ahhhh!’ Ban Yeo Ryung roared out of surprise in front of me. Jooin also looked surprised. He asked with his eyes on me.
“Mama, did you suddenly open the door when Jiho was changing his clothes?”
I made an excuse desperately, “No. Perhaps at that time, I felt nothing since I already saw Yeo Dan oppa’s body before.”
“Why did you see hyeong’s body in the first place?”
“Um… it wasn’t that I wanted to see, but it just happened, you know… but after I saw Yeo Dan oppa’s body, Eun Jiho was… his body looked like a baby’s body.”
“Eventually, you saw both hyeong and Jiho’s bodies, right?”
“Hey, you’re being too radical,” as soon as I responded like that, Eun Jiho appeared on the screen.
Out of bewilderment, he quickly took down the new shirt rolled up to his chest. Eun Jiho, who was looking at my direction, was blushing like there’s fire fuming on his face. He then shouted while looking at the camera.
“Dude, Ha… Ham Donnie! How can you just come in like that!?”
“President Eun Jiho, we heard that you recently committed a crime, is that true?”
“Just get out!”
“Why are you refusing the interview? Is something throwing you off your rockers?”
Although Eun Jiho was yelling frantically, he, however, had already changed his clothes.
He took the wet shirt that was put on the back of my chair before he stepped out of the room; he then stood still and stared at somewhere. I guess he was probably looking directly at me.
His face, which looked serious and different from now, felt somewhat unfamiliar. As he blinked his jet-black eyes twice, he soon opened his lips.
“Okay, okay. I was just playing. You weren’t changing your pants, so…”
“Topless is nothing?”
“I’m sorry. Don’t get so angry.”
[No, I mean…]
Eun Jiho, who fetched a short sigh, didn’t look mad as what he just said. I, inside the screen, asked in wonder.
“You… Do you not see me as a man…? Is that the reason why you’re doing this to me right now?”
Pausing, Eun Jiho lifted his hand to dishevel his hair twice. He then raised his black eyes to fix his gaze at me. As if they were colored repeatedly with a black crayon, his eyes were serious with no speck of light inside.
‘Did Eun Jiho have that face back then?’ His face inside the screen looked different from that inside my head. As I dropped my gaze while feeling odd, I knew that Eun Jiho wasn’t looking at me then.
I, inside the screen, responded with no hesitation.
“A male… friend?”
His reply sounded a little disappointed. He, inside the screen, then suddenly threw something to me. It was his shirt that got wet after I spat water on it.