This is the history of Go Sung Hee’s family. Part 1 is from the perspective of Sunghee’s father Han Sung Jin.
One night at Haru, Sung Jin was having his fourth glass of beer by the bar. He was contemplating about his family’s dictates on his life. There was no other option and it’s the only way he could go through a day without the nagging of his parents about making him the successor of their telecommunications company. He had to accept this. Someone out there must have laid this fate in front of him.
With a bit of blood relations with the royals, the Han family lead a wealthy life. They were alright but it was not the kind of close and loving family which he had in his dreams – or in dramas. Material things had come in and out of his hands without him even asking for it. He just wanted a simple laptop, cellphone and a tablet computer. His closet is divided into two; clothes he both likes and chose and clothes they both like and chose – in short, the former were casual and the latter were corporate. His bedroom? Well, he didn’t have much thought about it. He let them arrange and decorate according to their preference. He need not complain because fortunate enough, his dad had a thing with minimalistic designs. No extravagant furniture there, alright.
School was okay. He excelled in Science and Mathematics but was average in English. He found a match with Physical Education too. After high school graduation, he took a managerial course, an obvious dictate of his family. His science and math helped a lot so he didn’t have that much problem with studies. Then the burden of being the eldest child has finally materialized – the managing of the Han Group Telecoms.
Although he appeared to like his work in the business, he wanted to have a life which he could lead freely and this was impossible with the kind of family he has. Because of that, here he is, incognito, drinking a glass of beer, eyeing this simple looking girl, wearing shirts and jeans. He thought that this fashion is seldom seen at Haru. She was three seats to his right holding some light blue drink. The color seemed to move out of the drinking glass as she laughs with the bar tender. His eyes must be fooling him but he sees the blue aura illuminating her whole body. It was blinding and it effectively obscured her face. This was the kind of feeling he wanted so badly – the feeling of freedom she’s emitting. Drawn to her, Sung Jin approached, moving from one seat to another. That’s when he realized that the blue color came from a light behind her and it wasn’t really coming off her. It must be the alcohol, he thought. Closing in, he looked at her face one more time and determined its features. Then he asked himself, “What’s a goddess in shirt and jeans doing in a place like this?”