I Did For Love
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Ji Won stared at the girl who had just
walked away. He thought she must be the nicest or
dumbest person in this world. He began to stand up
but had to use the wall for balance. That girl had
kicked him a little too hard. Ji Won had just ran
away from home again. He had ran away so many times
that the alley was his second home. When he ran away
he always stole money from his parents.
They were the richest people in all
of Hawaii but they were also the most messed up. His
dad would have a lot of women with him and would betray
a friend if it would bring him money. His mom on the
other hand, was an exact duplicate of his dad. She
always had these young men around her and spent money
like crazy. His parents were divorced and lived on
opposite ends of Hawaii.
‘Bitch and bastard,’ thought Ji Won. When
he ran away this time, he didn’t have the chance
to steal any money from his dad. So he had no choice
but to rob somebody. When he saw the young girl walking
out of the store, she seemed to be the perfect target.
But things didn’t turn out as planned.
Ji Won kept wondering why the girl gave him the
money even though he could have killed her. Ji Won knew he couldn’t
take the money because she was the first person in his messed
up life that was nice to him because she wanted to be and not
because she wanted something from him. He wanted to give the money
back. When he gained some of his strength back, he began to chase
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When I came home, I was greeted by the usual words.
‘Ugly wretch, wicked girl, freeloader, etc.’ Luckily,
I made it through dinner fine. When dinner ended, my parents went
to sleep leaving me with the dishes. I cleaned the table and washed
the dishes. I also took out the trash. Suddenly, I felt someone
grabbed me from behind. My attacker turned me around to face him.
It was the same boy I met in the alley. I began to panic.
“I gave you all my money already! What more do you want
from me?” He raised a finger to his lips and tried to shush
me. I felt one of my attacks coming on. I started to hyperventilate
and couldn’t breathe. I was beginning to black out.
Ji Won looked at the girl who looked like she was
going to die.
“Oh my God! Are you okay?” This time,
it was the girl’s turn to shake her head. Then
she collapsed in his arms. Ji Won didn’t know
what to do but he had to save her life. He began to
give her mouth to mouth resuscitation.
“Come on,” he whispered to her.
“Breathe. Don’t die on me.” After
a while she began coughing and opened her eyes.
I opened my eyes and saw a blurry object heading
towards me. Then I felt something soft pressing against
my lips and I felt a gust of air. I realized the boy
was giving me air. I couldn’t believe what was
happening. I blushed and gently pushed him away.
“Thank you for saving me. I’m okay now.”
The boy turned slightly red.
“Uhh… You’re welcome. You kinda
scare me there.”
“Sorry about that. Well, what is it that you
want from me?”
“Here.” He handed me back the same ten
dollars I had given him. I looked up at him.
“No, it’s okay. Keep it. I think you need
it or you wouldn’t have tried to rob me.”
He shook his head.
“No. I just wanted to borrow it only. I don’t
take charity. Well, goodbye.”
Just as he walked away, I heard his stomach rumble.
I bit my tongue so I wouldn’t laugh.
Since he didn’t take charity, I said, "Um...
Hey, I just made some food and I don’t know
if it’s good or not. I need a guinea pig because
I don’t want to serve it to my parents and besides,
you did save my life."
Ji Won looked at her.
‘Why is she being so nice to me?’ he thought. He knew
she was just saying that because she heard him say he doesn’t
want charity. Ji Won’s stomach was growling like crazy.
He hasn’t eaten for 2 days already and the mention of food
was killing him.
“Uh, okay. I guess I’ll be your guinea pig since I
have nothing to do.” He studied her face as she smiled at
‘She’s pretty,’ he thought as he smiled back.
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I let the boy wait outside as I got some of the
leftover mee-yuk-gook for him. He finished it in less
than a minute. Then he leaned back and sighed. Out
of nowhere, he let out a burp. I had to giggle. He
looked at me and smiled.
“Sorry about that.”
“It’s okay.” I hesitated before
I asked him the next question.
“Umm… So what’s your name?”
He glanced at me and then stared at the ground. I
could tell he was debating whether to tell me his
real name or not. I didn’t want him to feel
obligated to tell me his name.
“It’s okay. You don’t have to tell
me if you don’t want to.” Ji Won looked
at her surprised.
“No! It isn’t that!” he yelled.
She stared back in surprise. Then he lowered his voice.
“I’m sorry. Please don’t misunderstand.”
She nodded her head slowly and Ji Won could tell that
she was confused. Ji Won felt that he could trust
her and he wanted her to be his friend.
“My name is Eun Ji Won and you are?”
“Nam Mi-Na, but call me Mina. It’s easier
to remember.” Then she gave him the sweetest
smile. Ji Won felt his heart beat a little faster
when she smiled at him. He blushed and looks away.
“So uh, how old are you?”
“13,” she replied.
“And you Ji Wonee?” He smiled when she
called him that.
“I’m 15,” he said turning back to
look at her.
“15?” I asked in disbelief. Ji Won nodded.
“Where are your parents oppa? You’re too
young to be living in the streets.” He shrugged
“I can take care of myself.” I gave him
a doubting look because he was trying to pull that
tough guy act on me.
“It’s okay though,” he told me.
“I have a family. It’s just that things
are bad at home so I’m just getting away from
it for a while.”
‘So he ran away,’ I figured out. I could
tell that Ji Won was a good person.
“Do you have a place to stay tonight?”
He shook his head.
“How about staying in my room then,” I
Ji Won couldn’t believe his ears. He stared at Mina.
‘Did she just offer him a place to stay?’
“Ji Won?” Mina asked as she waved a hand in front
of his face.
“Are you okay?” Ji Won shook his head and snapped
out of it. She placed her hand on his knee.
“Oppa, I asked if you want to stay in my room for tonight?”
Ji Won was so touched that he felt his heart ache. No one had
ever cared about him so much but he didn’t want to feel
as though he owed her.
“No thanks.” Mina looked at him with her big sad eyes.
“Please oppa? I’m afraid of the dark.” Ji Won
smiled. He knew she was lying so he would say yes. For the first
time in his life, Ji Won felt warm inside because he is wanted
by someone. He let out a sigh.
“Aigo Mina, okay. You talked me into it. But just for tonight
though.” She giggled and nodded.
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