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It has been a very long time since she last visited the Greenhouse. A year, perhaps.
GaIn do not intend to cry in the Greenhouse. She thought about what Kwon said the first time they’re here.
I will only give you happiness.
Just the thought of it made GaIn hurt so much, that even though she fought hard not to cry, she still did.
It took me too long to move on. But now, now I should give myself a chance to be happy, too. Goodbye, Kwon. And this time, it’s for real.
GaIn stood up, somehow feeling weak, and walked towards a small table at the centre of the Greenhouse. She took one final glance at the whole Greenhouse. The plants. The flowers. The chairs. The “SARANGHAEYO YEOBO! <3” tarpaulin that Kwon hung at the far end of the Greenhouse. All of these are witnesses to their used-to-be-perfect relationship.
GaIn smiled. Of course she’s not happy. She still loves him. That will never ever change. But somehow, she feels like she’s more ready to let go. She’s more ready to start again.
Kwon-ah. This has been too hard for the both of us. We’ve been through so much, but I’m still happy. Because during all those times that I was hurting, I never forgot how to love.
GaIn stared at the white-silver couple ring that has been on her fingers for a long time. This is too hard for her. She slowly removed it and placed it on the table together with the Greenhouse door key. She looked down as a tear fell down her soft white cheeks.
She let out a deep sigh and whispered,
“Jo Kwon. Saranghae.”
She turned around and walked away.
He can’t hear anything else besides his heartbeat.
That’s how he thought his heartbeat sounded. (lol)
Seriously, no one could ever make his heart beat this weird other than GaIn.
GaIn. Please be there. Please be there. Jebal.
GaIn never left Kwon’s mind. Never. Kwon knew that this was a sign that they should really be together and they shouldn’t have broken up in the first place. But still, the ‘breaking up’ part did something good to him – made him realize more how much he really loves GaIn and how he can give up everything he have just to be with her.
Finally, he arrived at the facade of the Greenhouse. He took a deep breath and started walking slowly. He crossed his fingers and mumbled silent prayers in his head.
A wave of disappointment slowly approached him. Looking from afar, he can already guess that GaIn’s not there. He continued walking and didn’t bother wiping the tears that are now forming his eyes.
Maybe I was wrong to expect that she’s here.
When he was about to open the door, he noticed that it was unlocked. He froze.
Why is the door unlocked? No one has duplicate keys other than her. Did she…..
Kwon opened the door. He can still smell GaIn’s scent inside the Greenhouse. The tears that were forming up eventually fell. He looked around and found the couple ring and door key that GaIn left on the table. He was hurt. But he’s not angry.
He thought of running after her, but decided not to do it. Why?
Maybe this is our fate. Maybe we’re really not meant for each other.
Or maybe this just isn’t the right time for us.
Kwon picked up the ring and slightly kissed it. Tears are now freely falling on his cheeks but he didn’t bother wiping it off.
I never thought about me living without you. Never. I’ve always seen myself beside you, holding your hands, making you happy. That’s how I wanted to spend my whole life. But now…I think I should let it all go. It breaks my heart to do this, but I think I have to say goodbye.
“Son GaIn. Saranghaeyo.”
He turned around and walked away.