Surely A Happy Ending - 96 - 97. The dignity of a top star (2)
97.[Gaiden] The Dignity of a Top Star (2)
The presence of a top star is not a word.
While Sarah stood like a shadow, the two continued their conversation.
“By the way, Eight, how can you donate your talent when we don’t have any money?”
The woman in front of him said to Woohyun.
If the situation had been different, he would have smiled anyway, his voice clear.
It was the kind of beautiful voice you hear when a new actor who has just made his debut comes up to you, bows, and says, “I’m honored to be working with my seniors! I’m honored to be working with my seniors!
To this voice, the starboard side replied jokingly.
“Wukong, I’m the tall one.”
Sara had to wrinkle her forehead. The woman’s name was unusual.
So this one’s Wukong and this one’s Bajie?
Not those girls from the Journey to the West. Sun Wukong, Bo Bajie.
So this one’s the Monkey King and this one’s the Pigsy?
While Sarah’s mind was getting complicated, the woman’s head finally turned towards her.
She was startled as if she had seen a demon.
And then she just turned to ice.
She had round eyes and a vaguely open mouth, but her beautiful impression remained intact.
“Cha Woo-hyun, this is the kind of woman you like. Cute and adorable.
“She’s a friend of mine.”
Sara was the first to greet the starboard introduction.
Oh, hello! I’m Ogaun.
The appointment was simple and innocent. After the greeting, the woman’s mouth fell open again, vaguely.
She blinked, looking up to starboard as she did so.
She seemed to be asking why Yusara was standing beside you.
Starboard replied lightly.
“We met on business.”
“Eight, you made it!”
She cheered as if she were thrilled. Yes, that’s a proper response.
“You were kind of glowing next to me!”
Glowing? I’ve been treated like a shadow the whole time I’ve been standing here.
Sarah smiled, trying to hide her warped feelings.
I’m a fan! I’ll definitely see the new movie.”
Yes. Thank you very much.
Sarah greeted quietly, then turned her head to starboard and asked.
I understand you have an appointment with a friend.
Starboard replied simply and without explanation.
Sarah’s self-esteem was somewhat bruised. It was a bit annoying to see the way she looked at her friend when she had such a strong wall around her.
Sara softened her sadness in a roundabout way.
We said we’d have dinner together, but the writer said he had an important appointment.
If you ask Gaunt, she jumped as expected.
“What? Isn’t this girl crazy? Why do I have an important appointment? No, take me away. He’s been rude to me over something as trivial as me. You, go quickly. Go.”
Finally Gaunt slapped the starboard side and pushed hard against Sarah’s side.
The commotion caused Hidon, the manager who was sitting in the driver’s seat, to get out.
“Hey, what’s going on? I’m done talking.”
The starboard side said once more firmly.
Either way, this man was going to ignore Yusala and go to his appointment with his friend.
The two men argued, and “Sara” made a quirky suggestion.
“Well, can I come in and sit with you?”
Fidon, who didn’t really know the whole story, showed concern on his face.
What’s wrong with you, sister? I thought I could hear what Fidon was saying in his mind.
The starboard side and Gaunt were also blinking.
“If I could only have my manager with me. This is my manager, Choi Hee-dong. He’s about the same age as you two.”
Sara took the opportunity to introduce her manager.
Sara, Woohyun, and Ga-eun then rode in the car that Hee-dong was pulling to the powdered food restaurant together. It was a very popular tteokbokki restaurant in the neighborhood and was owned by two friends of the two.
The people we met today seemed to be friends from the neighborhood.
Even if they are friends from the neighborhood, it’s not easy for them to be this messed up. And it’s not easy to meet people your own age.
Sara thought their relationship was really strange.
While Sarah was keeping her mouth shut, she made a call somewhere off to starboard.
“Hey, it’s me, I’m on my way to your restaurant and I’m supposed to bring a customer.”
It was to let his friend who owned a flour restaurant know that he was traveling with Sara.
Oh, I’m going with Ms. Yousara, the lady and her manager to learn the movie.
Woohyun took the phone away from his ear for a while. He could hear a man’s voice. Swearing was coming from the other end of the phone.
“It’s true, b*****d. Go clean up the store.”
He didn’t believe Yusara when she said she was coming with him and said something bad.
Gaunt chuckled as he heard the faint sound of her voice.
“Jesus, you’re really good at swearing.”
“Yes, I am. That’s how serious Jesu is.”
The nickname of his friend who ran the powdered food restaurant was “Jesus.
Actually, I don’t mind just hearing the nickname next to me. I could only feel alienated by the nickname because it was their secret language.
The thought that I had become a distraction from their social gatherings was also a big one.
It would be difficult to get along with them properly.
However, compared to the efforts he had made when he was dating Sungjae’s friends, the trouble he was in now was nothing.
While he was busy with his acting career, he didn’t want to be separated from his best friend, Kang Seong-jae, so he hung out with Seong-jae’s friends, tried to understand their stories, and cultivated his presence in a strange group.
At the time, some of Sungjae’s friends had been blatantly contemptuous of Sara.
At least the people in front of her now recognized her.
“Please take over.”
Ga-eun received a call from Woohyun.
“Yes, it’s me, Ga-eun, and what Hakkae said is true. I’m coming with you now.”
[Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey]
The voice, rising one note at a time, spread vividly outside the cell phone.
Sara, finding the situation amusing, held out her hand to Gaunt. Gaunt handed the phone to Sara.
The person on the other end was still making noise.
Hello. My name is Yusara.
Sara greeted politely.
This time she heard a booming sigh.
“Wukong, I really don’t want to swear at you either.]
Sara couldn’t hide her smile.
This young man who protected himself so well, he wouldn’t believe anything until he saw him in person.
You’re a funny one.
Sara shook her head and handed the phone back to Woohyun.
“I guess that’s the general reaction.”
The starboard side answered.
The car arrived at the eatery in a few minutes.
It had an unusual name, “Yestokbokki,” but she had a vague feeling that she had heard of a restaurant with this name from a staff member she had worked with sometime before.
Sara entered the restaurant excitedly.
A man with yellow hair greeted her without looking out the door, just listening to the sound of the door opening. The man was cleaning up the store.
The man’s yellow hair reminded her once again of Saul.
Sara stopped in her tracks.
In the quiet atmosphere, the man with yellow hair turned to Sara.
“Ah …… ah …….”
Again, it was an interesting reaction.
The man seemed at a loss for words, so Sara greeted him first.
Hello. May I be excused?”
“Oh, ……, in this noble place there is a vile man, oh, no, in this vile place there is you…”. ….”.
The man had an innocent face with idle good looks.
I’m not sure if Cha Woo-hyun chooses men based on their looks.
“Sit down for now.”
The blond man suggested a seat in front of a tidy table.
Then, after fumbling around, he opened the doorway with a credit card in his hand.
“Where are you going?”
Woohyun, who came in before Sara, asked the yellow-haired man.
“Oh, to the Ishimochi Restaurant.” I’m going to wrap up some food and bring it to you,” he said.
“I can’t let Mr. Yusara eat ddeokbokki. Just wait a little longer. It’s a perfectly good place.”
Sara was about to take a seat, but went to the entrance and said to the blonde.
“I like ddeokbokki. I came here to eat tteokbokki.”
“Well, you have a kind heart.”
The yellow-haired one said to herself with angelic eyes.
Sister, you have a good heart just because you like tteokbokki.
The manager, Fidong, smiled at her as if the situation was funny.
Hello. I’m eight friends, no, eight. What’s your name again? Oh, I’m Kang Ji Hoo, Cha Woo Hyun’s friend.
The blonde came back into the store and introduced me with a buzz.
I’m Yousara. Please make yourself comfortable.
“Yes, sir. But why …….?”
“Why ……?” he trailed off, and Chifu looked to starboard.
This was the expression on his face as he asked Woohyun, “Why, why did you bring Yusara here, and what kind of relationship do you and Yusara have?
“I met her at work, but she’s going to join us. Where are the other girls?”
Starboard replied tactfully, changing the subject.
“Yeah, …… over is coming in late, and Skrbok looks like he works nights.”
Ziff replied .
Sara asked, her eyes moving quickly, her curiosity getting the better of her. I’ve joined their conversation.
It’s my friend’s nickname.
“Everyone has a nickname. Cha Woo-hyun is called the Eight Commandments and Oh Ga-eun is called the Monkey King.
“It’s not eight commandments, it’s eight openings. He’s an eight-headed man. …….”
“I call him Hakkai because he’s just an eight-headed man.”
Just as Zifu was about to reveal the secret of his nickname, Gaunt covered Zifu’s mouth. Sara had already found out, though.
“You mean ‘eight-headed dog’.
It’s not a pretty nickname, but it shows how close they are.
So, what about Ogon?
Sara asked again.
“Because she’s a sissy.”
Starboard said with a smile. Next to her, Ga-eun slapped Woohyun on the arm.
So what does yess mean?
Woohyun and Ga-eun answered without giving Ji-hoo any time to say anything.
Sighing, Ji Hoo asked Sara.
“Don’t start any rumors. The name of the restaurant is Yeastpokki, and they won’t know the secret of your nickname.”
“Yes, sir. I’ll keep that in mind.”
Sara happily replied.
We also asked her about the meanings of her nicknames, “Oba” and “Sukulbokui”. She told us that “Oba” refers to a friend of hers named “Oba”, and means “lottery ticket that doesn’t scratch”.
“You all have interesting nicknames. How did you come up with such nicknames?”
“It’s mostly made up by Jes. I can make it up as I go along.”
Sara made an offer to Jif.
Can you make up one of my nicknames then?
Ziff searched her chin with a serious expression.
“Gassara? Lady Sara?”
Sara gave a thin smile, smiling as if to say Ga-eun and Woo-hyun weren’t the same.
“When I got older, my creativity disappeared.”
“No, I think you like Lady Sarah. Can’t you see?”
He was slow to respond to the starboard point.
As they laughed about this and that, Sara was treated to dinner. Ziff served as much food as he could.
They also talked to Fidon, the manager. Fidon looked at Sara’s face and drank a beer when Sara agreed. The beer, food, and atmosphere were all good.
However, it was not long before she agreed.
The director of her next film had met with an investor and called her to watch it with him. Sarah had to get up first.
“I’ll drive you home. I haven’t had a drink.”
The starboard side volunteered to see her off. Fidon had drunk so much beer that he could not drive.
It was a good job for Sara, so she gladly agreed.
When Sara left the restaurant, everyone left the restaurant.
“Thank you very much for treating me today. The food was all very good. Please take care of Fidong too.”
At the last moment, Ga-eun spoke softly.
“Excuse me, sister.”
“May I hold your hand for a moment?”
She really is a lovely woman.
“Yes, you may. I guess that’s why I see the haughty Cha Woo-hyun that way.
Sara smiled first and grabbed Ga-eun’s hand, and Ga-eun’s bright face brightened even more.
“I’m sorry, sister.”
Sara didn’t want to give up that warmth either.
The longer they parted, the more Woohyun stepped in to intercede.
“Don’t touch her anymore. You’re too precious.”
“I know that. By the way, when am I going to hold your hand again?”
Sara replied to Gown’s affectionate words.
“I’ll be back later. Thank you for the welcome.”
After saying goodbye, Sara and Woohyun set out on their journey.
Woohyun opened his mouth as he took the wheel. His voice was much softer.
“I’m sure you’ve been busy. My friends have been so mean to me.”
Everything was really good, and if it weren’t for work, they would have spent hours together, but it was just a pity that they couldn’t.
I’m jealous. I have a lot of good friends.
“It seems that top actors have many more.”
“Yes, there are. I thought there would be.”
Sara sighed at the starboard guess. There really was a lot to say when it came to Jiang Sun-chi.
“He’s getting married. Ever since I got my life partner, I’ve been treated like cold turkey. He said he was going to cut me off for saying something to his wife.”
“Well, he’s a bad man.”
The starboard side chimed in.
However, it wasn’t very pleasant to be called a “bad guy” by others.
He had to be the only one who could call Kang Sung-jae a “bad guy”.
“No, I didn’t mean what I said. Two syllables, three syllables, no, about ten syllables. I was the one who did the wrong thing to my friend’s wife.”
Sarah gathered up my words.
“She’s fine now. That’s because he got his wife right.”
“Now, well …… I may not be your first friend, but I’ll probably be your second or third.”
The desire to be someone’s first has diminished. I just want the people I care about to be happy.
Through what happened last year and early this year, I realized. It was not possession that was important, but existence.
Sarah seemed to be crying in the back of her neck, so I quickly changed the subject.
“Do you spend time alone with your grandmother? Where are your parents?”
“They died when I was very young.”
But the hastily spoken words were not so delicate.
Fortunately, Woohyun was the first to speak before Sara could get into trouble.
“You don’t need to feel sorry for what you heard. I’m fine now. I grew up with the love of my grandmother instead of my parents, and my friends are very supportive.”
“…… I guess so.”
Sarah couldn’t sit still as he gave her such a frank answer.
“I grew up in a nursery school. I had a twin brother who was killed in a fire when I was ten.”
Sarah broke out into a very old story.
In fact, she confided it as if possessed by something, a story she’d never told easily to strangers, but as if drawn by some strange, unknowable force, she began to bring up the story deep inside her.
“When people find out that I’m an orphan actress, they sometimes ignore me. So I acted as if I had parents, pretending to be happy.”
My personal life is also an act.
The starboard side listened quietly to my story.
“When we first met, I was confused when the artist told me to stop filming, but after a few hours, I felt a little better. That day, my twin brother appeared in my dream for the first time in a very long time. It made it hard to concentrate on the shoot.”
“I felt like crying all that day. I went home and cried for a long time. Until I felt lighter.”
“So thank you.”
Sara smiled as she finished her story, turning her head away to look at Woohyun.
She had no idea what the starboard side was thinking.
But it was refreshing for Sara to have someone to confide in.
Next time, I really want to shoot with a smile on my face.
That’s right. I’d like to do that for you.
The car soon arrived at the appointed place.
“Is the investor a human being?”
Starboard asked. It was a question Sara feared might be unreasonable.
“I’m not sure about the investor, and the director is a good bargainer in his own way. If the investors make unreasonable demands, he will cut them off himself. And I’m an experienced actor.
It’s really tough being an actor.
How can it not be?
Sara laughed lightly and opened the car door. Woo-hyun opened the driver’s door and quickly got out, holding Sara’s hand so that she could get out of the car.
The warmth of his hand was so warm that it returned to her.
“Thank you for today.”
Sara greeted wholeheartedly.
“I’ll see you next week.”
Starboard also greeted her politely.
Sara’s manager, Fidon, had exchanged numbers with Woohyun’s friends and seemed to be in touch with them separately, but Sara kept up with her schedule while maintaining the dignity of a top star.
She hadn’t heard from Woohyun, but she had been in a good mood the whole week she had waited.
The fact that she could see him once a week was exciting.
It was a really strange feeling, even though she wasn’t in love with him and wasn’t a junior high school girl with a tutor crush.
A week passed, and on the morning of the day of the photo shoot, I woke up to a phone call from a fiddler named Sarah.
“What the h**l, do you know what time it is?
I answered the phone with a disgruntled Sarah who was still awake.
Sister, check the internet article now!
Fidon said in an urgent voice.
He hung up the phone and connected to a portal site. She saw her name listed in the real time fastest rising search terms.
Sara pressed the search term “Yusara’s past. The article appeared immediately.
“The past of actor Yusa Ra is known and talked about. When he was 10 years old, he lost his last living relative in a wildfire in Gangnam and became the only blood relative. …”
After reading the entire article, tears welled up in her eyes.
It was a different feeling than when she’d read about a terrible scandal.
This was real. It was a painful story from the past that she didn’t want the world to know.
In her complicated mind, a face flashed like a flash of light.
I told this story to that man.
It was a story I told only to that man.