CHAPTER 9: The Reality
it time to ?... Sora was brought back to reality by the twins tugging
both of her arm, they just woke up and they are looking at her intently ,
their expression reminding her of someone, their father.
"Mommy is daddy gonna meet us ? only five years old but he is very
mature for his age and speaks almost like a seven-year old kid,"
"Well honey, I am not sure. Didn’t daddy tell you in his letter that
he's out of the country and he will try? He is meeting with this very
important person so they can do a concert and he is not sure he can make
Vanessa: "Why Mom?"ask sweetly.
"Because"…… Sora was trying hard to give an explanation that her kids
would understand. "Because daddy have to do his job he's in music
industry and his job is travelling and meeting many people. Anyway, Your
Uncle Sungmin maybe can make it and of course grandma & grandpa
will be there to meet us."
Sora: "Are you hungry? Would you like something to eat?"
"Mommy, I want gummie candy." (Just like her daddy Sora thought.) Sora
took out took out the small bag of candies from the side pocket of her
bag and gave the twins some of the gummies. She did not want her twins
to eat too much candy so she just gives these to them more as occasional
treats. For the next hour she amused them by reading from their story
book and playing with the their favorite toys. The twins wanted to watch
their favorite program "Barney" so Sora took their small laptop from
her travelling bag. They carry their laptop around whenever they go
somewhere or travel, so they could watch their favorite programs stored
in their personal gadget.
Once twin’s attention was diverted,
Sora heaved a sigh of relief that she passed another one of his "asking
about daddy" sessions. Lately, it had become more and more difficult
explaining to the twins why they never sees their father.
first time she held them in her arms after they were born, is that she
realized that she made a big mistake keeping Leeteuk in the dark side
about his twins. Because of her, father and the twins will not get to
know each other.
As she cradled both twins in her arms, Sora
spoke to them in a soft voice, "I am sorry my babies for what I did. You
need your daddy, yes you do, to go camping, playing, accompany you to
your school, watch movies and play video games. Do you know that your
daddy is addicted to video game? He can also swim so he’ll surely teach
you how to swim." Taking hold of their little pinkie she continued, "Ok,
this is a pinkie promise between for both of you and me, once I decided
to go Korea,I'll let your daddy know you, we will both go and see
Sora started what she called "daddy&twins bond"
through letters. She wrote the letters as if it was Leeteuk who was
writing to his twins, She would sometime enclose a picture of Leeteuk
that she downloaded from the internet from one of the news and articles
about him. The letters would arrive on their birthday, Christmas,
important occassion including any important event in twin’s like the
first time they crawled, stood up and had their first baby tooth. She
would ask Sungmin who travel a lot to post letters from the countries
they visit for their concert or event. When the letters arrive in the
mail, she’d open it and read aloud to the twins even if they do not
understand a word. The purpose of these letters was to give a semblance
that leeteuk may be absent but very much aware and proactive about his
twins. Sora decided that when the time comes, she will introduce the
kids to their father. She kept a duplicate of each letter so that she
can give it to Leeteuk prior to meeting their twins. She felt that it
would be easier for the twins to accept his father as the letters would
serve as a connection between them..
Sora made up her mind that she would have a heart to heart talk with Leeteuk about their twins upon her arrival in Korea.
arrival in Korea after the SM world tour , Leeteuk was surprised to see
reporters and paparazzi surrounding his car parked beside the plane.
to the manager in-charge he asked: "How did this people know I was
coming? Did I not give instructions that I don’t want any press people
around that's why I travel separately with the others?
"Even with the outmost precaution, it would be hard to keep your coming a
secret, especially now that you’re coming back in Korea after the
successful World tour. Leeteuk, your return was reported in the news. We
have already alerted security and they sent men to protect you.
the situation, Leeteuk turned to Jisu (who was adamant to come with
him): "C'mon, just hold onto me, hopefully those security men know what
they’re doing. If these press people turn into a mob, it will be ugly."
Together they descended the stairs with Leeteuk Jisu’s hand with her
holding onto his arm. Cameras flashed. As soon as they reached the
ground the reporters descended upon them shouting questions. Leeteuk and
Jisu could not move forward so the security men started to push the
Reporter: "Leeteuk, I heard the concert was a big success."
Reporter: "Are you and Miss Jisu back together. I heard that you were an item once."
Leeteuk: "No comment."
Reporter: "Miss Jisu, how does it feel, are you back together again?"
Jisu can answer the question, the security men were able to clear the
path for them so, they were hurriedly escorted to the car. Once inside
the car Leeteuk immediately revved the car and in a few seconds, they
were speeding down the highway.
Leeteuk: "That was close. Sorry
about that. I did not expect that a mob of reporters would be waiting
for me, otherwise I would have not let you tag along."
don’t have to apologize, It gives me the impression that you will use
that as an excuse to avoid me. You’re lucky I was not able to answer the
reporter because I would have said that I am happy that we reconciled."
did not bother to reply to Jisu’s remark. Her personality is not his
type and his feelings for her now will never go beyond her expectation,
He made a mistake before and he just want to make sure that Jisu is just
a companion?...There is only one for him Kang Sora....
dropped Jisu at her pad and proceeded to meet with his parents.
Although Leeteuk has forgiven his father, he still did not feel
comfortable around him. They have settled into a polite father & son
relationship. He has retired from his galavanting and mostly devotes
his time helping his mother. The phychological therapy worked wonders
for him so that he is as good as new. He has become so health conscious.
He decided that it was time for him to change his bad habits. Leeteuk
bought a smaller 4 bedroom house, three blocks away from his parents.
to twin’s room that night, Sora sat by their bed and taking her twin’s
both hands, she kissed it and whispered, "You will soon meet your daddy
my babies, let’s hope that he is in a good mood to see us." But then
Sora felt hurt when she saw Leeteuk and Jisu on TV. She told herself
that she should be happy that Leeteuk showed his true colors; that he is
still a player just like before, he’s affair reported in detail on TV
and magazines. It’s a miracle that the twins did not see their dad
pictured in the company of different women.If she is married to him, he
would probably cheat on her. I think it's for the best that I forget
about him....Unfortunately, her heart does not agree with her.....