I Become a Doting Father 114
I Become a Doting Father chapter 114
“Actually, Woo Young grew up without a dad.”
That’s what I’s about.”
I didn’t know I would suddenly hear about family affairs.
Apart from that, I wasn’t very surprised or surprised by this.
“I was roughly expecting it.”
There were several circumstances that could be inferred.
The structure of the house consists of a living room and a single room, and conclusively, I did not see any objects reminiscent of my father. Come to think of it, Woo-young never brought up the story of his father, and I swallowed the question I was going to ask earlier for no reason.
‘Of all things, this overlaps.
A bitter smile came out at the fact that it overlaps and overlaps with nothing good. If I have to choose, I don’t even have a mother.
Although there are differences in the fact that they are all different. While I was thinking like that, I heard Yoo Eun-sook’s voice.
“Woo Young passed away when he was in 6th grade.” I see. Woo Young has a lot of mothers, too.
You must have had a hard time.” “Woo Young had a harder time than I did. I especially liked my dad and followed him.”
Even if she said this, she would have had a very hard time, too. My husband disappeared, my son.
I would have to raise someone by myself. She continued in a slightly trembling voice, perhaps because she had feelings.
“Since then, Woo Young has changed.”
Yoo Eun-sook told me about the change after her husband died. Unlike now, Woo-young in elementary school was a very active child. A kid who got along well with his friends and was very playful.
“From the day my father died…”
He became a completely different child. I felt like I was improving. I let go of everything I liked and became lethargic, of course I knew how it felt. I personally experienced how much a person can change by losing a precious person.
After my father passed away, I found out.
Naturally, the person who thought he would be next to him forever disappears.
How much loss it brings. I actually let go of everything because of him. Speaking of which, I have a question.
“Woo Young… How did you end up with art?”
Are you leaving?
I was curious about how he came to do art when he had such a hard time. As if it were just about to be brought up, Yoo Eun-sook immediately replied.
“It was from then.” “What?” “In fact, Woo-young didn’t draw when he was in elementary school. After my dad died, I started drawing.”
It’s a story that I don’t easily understand.
I let go of everything I liked, but it was strange that I started art out of the blue. Wouldn’t it be possible if someone around you recommended art? As expected, the question was solved in Yoo Eun-sook’s words that followed.
“My grandmother was an artist. I recommended drawing to Woo Young who was struggling.”
Grandmother means that Woo-young, who passed away, is the mother of her father. In a way, he was the person who would have suffered the most in the situation. In that situation, I felt affectionate that he reached out to his grandchildren.
“If you think about it, it’s the same for me, too.”
It could not be denied that it was done separately from the personality of my maternal grandmother. Because he was the only one who gave a helping hand when his father died. It’s just that I didn’t hold that hand. Fortunately, unlike me, Woo-young seemed to hold my grandmother’s hand.
“This is different.”
I quit art after my father died. On the other hand, Woo Young’s dad dies.
I started ancient art. It was a relief that this didn’t match. A little relieved, I opened my mouth with a smile.
“You’re a good person.” Grandmother Woo Young.
“Anyone who can do it?” “Yes, but…”
What is it? It feels like I’m stretching out the last words.
It wasn’t good. What’s certain is that he didn’t look like he was trying to bring up a good story. It wasn’t long before I heard her voice.
“Woo Young’s grandmother is in a lot of pain right now.”
What I heard afterwards was enough to shock me. He said he was sick, but it wasn’t a small thing like a cold. If I didn’t turn it around, it seemed to be a “time limit.”
“I said it’s two years at the longest.”
“If I heard it last year…”
There’s nothing wrong with going back home.
I meant everything. Judging from what I have heard so far, my grandmother must have been a very precious person to Woo-young. Because he’s the one who helped me overcome the sense of loss that I lost my father.
“Do I have to lose it again?”
He has to endure the sense of loss once more. Now I understand to some extent why Yoo Eun-sook brought this up to me. She looked at me and continued to talk.
“I’m going to place Woo Young at Children’s Grand Park”.
That’s why I went away.”
“From the side, Woo-young looked very dangerous.” I just drew as if nothing had happened, and there was no one who matched it.”
My mother seemed to have done her best. Starting art that you’ve never done before, taking him to volunteer work so that he won’t be left alone, and playing pranks on his son on purpose.
It seemed to be a similar reason.
The way Woo-young and I became close was seen in Yoo Eun-sook’s eyes. Because you went to a cafe to meet me or even wrote a workbook together. From her point of view, she saw her son, whom she had never seen before.
“I have no shame, but I want to ask you a favor.” When Woo Young’s dad left, I was so energetic.
I couldn’t be like that.”
“So, what if my grandmother…
If you leave, Joowon will…
I knew what you meant even if I didn’t hear it to the end. Actually, I’m good at comforting others.
I didn’t have the same thing. It’s true that it’s a burden to know how hard “comfort” is.
Ironically, I’m the one who can relate the most to Woo Young’s position.
I didn’t even know. Especially around Woo-young, there was a high possibility that I was the only one like that, and it was something only I could do, but I couldn’t avoid. I answered her.
“I’ll do that.” “Thank you so much.”
After saying that, Yoo Eun-sook went back to the kitchen. Suddenly, I looked at the picture I put down. A woman in her 60s with a warm smile.
It was a picture that looked definitely different from before.
After a while, I heard the door opening.
At the same time, Woo-young and Yeondoo came in together.
“I bought potatoes, dad!”
Yeondoo waved the envelope containing potatoes with both hands. What’s funny is that Woo Young is empty-handed.
It was. Did you take him to do this? Even before I opened my mouth, Yoo Eun-sook said to Woo-young.
“Woo Young, what if Yeondoo holds the potato?”
Sunwoo-young replied with a very unfair look.
“I’ll hold it because they insist on holding it.”
I did it.” “Are you right, Yeondoo?”?”
“Yes. Yeondoo said she’ll hold it!”
Woo Young answered right away.
I thought this was right. Well, even when Yeondoo was with me, she couldn’t stand that something was only in my hand. I would always say, “Yeondu, you want to hold it, too!” And I would take one in my hand. I smiled and opened my mouth.
“Do you want me to bring it to you, Yeondoo?” “Yes!”
Yeondoo took off her shoes and headed to the kitchen with potatoes.
“Thank you, Yeondoo!” “Yes…”
But it was a little weird. Yeondoo stood still in the kitchen even after serving potatoes. Perhaps because she felt the sign, Yoo Eun-sook opened her mouth.
“What’s wrong, Yeondoo?”
“I won’t rent it if my hand hurts”.
A smile spread around my mouth while sitting on the sofa and watching. After handing over the potatoes he bought, he seemed to be worried about his pocket. Because I remember seeing blood while cutting potatoes. Meanwhile, Yoo Eun-sook, who did not know such circumstances, seemed to be deeply moved.
“How nice of you…” She’s worried about her hands.
I’ll be careful, so don’t worry.
It was only after hearing that Yeondoo returned to the living room. And as always, I was held tight in my arms. Am I mistaken? For some reason, your expression looks very bright. As if something great happened.
“Hehe, dad…” “Huh?” “I called her Yeondoo…”
For some reason, Woo-young, sitting next to him, trembled. Apart from that, Yeondoo’s interpretation is…
It didn’t work. Eventually, I asked Yeondoo.
“What does that mean?” “Woo Young said Yeondoo.”
It’s not peanuts! “Aha!”
It seemed that Woo-young called Yeondoo by her name during the errand. I didn’t know that that made me so happy. Of course, it wasn’t Sunwoo Young who would just listen.
“I didn’t say it wasn’t peanuts.”
I said with the corners of my mouth slightly raised.
“But you said Yeondoo, right?” “Well, that’s right. It’s not that difficult.” “If it’s not difficult, do it often. Yeondoo likes it so much.” “It was cool for me, too. I was called by his name.
I’ve never seen anyone so happy.
Whether or not, Yeondoo was smiling endlessly.
As I was chatting for a long time, I began to smell delicious. Soon after, Yoo Eun-sook’s voice was heard.
Finally, it was the long-awaited meal time.
After eating, I went back home with Yeondoo. I asked with a smile.
“Was it good, Yeondoo?” “Yes! It was really bitter”.
As expected by looking at the ingredients, the main menu was Andong Jjimdak. It was a taste that made me think that at the same time as I took a bite. I realized what Woo Young said was right.
“It was really good.”
To exaggerate a little, it was the best jjimdak I’ve ever eaten. I ate Yeondoo very deliciously because it didn’t have spicy seasoning.
Furthermore, steamed chicken was Yeondoo, the first time I tried it. Perhaps that’s why he looked like he was facing a new world throughout the meal.
“Yeondu bought some potatoes and enjoyed it, right?” “Yes! I love potatoes! It’s not good…” “And?” “White noodles…”
As soon as I heard it, I thought of something.
It was certain to say the glass noodles in jjimdak.
I spoke to Yeondoo.
“That’s called glass noodles, Yeondoo”.
“Is that you?” “Yes, noodles.” “Yeondoo is a great son of your daughter-in-law!” “Ha ha, yeah.”
I was proud of something. Looking at Yeondoo, who is getting to know more and more new foods as the days go by.
I immediately delivered the completed study paper to Jihye. Since I finished the final review with Woo-young, I didn’t have to postpone it any longer.
“When will he pick up?”
I think it’s time to get to her. So far, there has been no news. Personally, I was very curious about her reaction after watching the painting.
“I said you can look forward to it.”
Just before finishing the work, I remembered talking like that over the phone. It was an impulsive word, but I still have no regrets. I thought I could raise my expectations and brought it up. That must have raised expectations to some extent.
“Will I be able to satisfy it?”
I already had my own confidence in the quality of the work. Therefore, it was not a worry but an expectation.
Expectations on whether to exceed the expectations intentionally raised. That’s how I waited for Seo Ji-hye’s contact. And finally, after waiting, she got a phone call.
As soon as I answered the phone, I heard a word.
“Aren’t you really crazy?””
I Become a Doting Father chapter 114