Cheese in the Trap Part 2 Chapter 60 - Double Sided (3)
Sul is surprised at Jung's offer, but he insisted that he'll just sleep over so Sul feels safe. She does feel frightened, so decides to let Jung in. She tries to clean up frantically, nervously blaming the mess on her brother. When Jung points out that the messy books belong to Sul (the books are from their department), she shoves a magazine for him to read and goes to prepare coffee. Sul is extremely shocked at how everything turned out. But she thinks about Bo Ra and Eun Taek teasing her if they knew about this. She's still worried though that things might get awkward between her and Jung. They haven't even kissed, but she's not sure what to do if things do end up getting intimate. But she decides to trust Jung in the end. As she prepares coffee, she finds in interesting that she trusts Jung so much now, when in the past, she tried to avoid him as much as possible. As she thinks, she realizes there Jun ate up all the snacks in the house. He even ate the watermellons, and she has nothing to serve to her guest.
Sul ends up serving very meager snacks. Jung says he's thankfully anyway, but Sul notices some strands of hair lying around the floor. She tries to pick them up, trying to be as subtle as possible. She notices things getting awkward, so she offers to turn on the TV. She usually doesn't watch a lot of TV, due to all the work she needs to do, and the neighbor complaining about the noise, so she stores the TV in the closet. She gets stuck trying to get the TV out, and Jung helps her out.
They end up in a rather "awkward" position, and Jung whispers in her ear, "It's okay. I don't need to watch TV." Sul is extremely flustered. Jung casually proceeds to ask about her scrapbook, and she shows him some pictures of her old high school friends. She even shows him pictures of Mo Na. Jung says, "I thought she was your boyfriend," because of Mo Na's tomboyish looks. Sul points out her ex-boyfriend in the scrapbook, saying that he's the small figure in the picture. Jung replies, "Hm. I'm more handsome than he is." Sul retorts back that Jung had a lot of girlfriends in the past, to which Jung defends him saying that it was nothing very big.
Before they go to sleep, Sul asks if Jung's really okay sleeping outside the bedroom. Before she goes to sleep, Jung jokes, "Make sure you lock the bedroom door." Sul is shocked at his joke, and thinks that sometimes, Jung is meaner than Baek In Ho.
Late at night, Sul is unable to sleep because of the rumors still echoing inside her head. She consults this Jung. She tells him that she doesn't have a lot of experience interacting with people, but today's incident at the tutoring center was the worst. She felt extremely sorry to In Ho, who was being misunderstood because of her, and also to Jung, because she was being misunderstood in an inapprporiate way. She feels shocked that such rumors were going around, and at the same time. She feels somehow betrayed by Sung Eun and blames herself for not being able to take care of herself. She thought about quitting the English classes, but felt that may be rude to Jung, who helped her get those classes for a cheaper rate. Jung says that Sul should do whatever she feels is right. He advices her, "It's the same no matter where you go. You're gong to have to be smart. If you want to break free from those people, you'll have to become stronger and wiser than them."
After a moment of silence, Sul asks him, "Sunbae, what exactly do you like about me?" He's surprised at her question, and she mentions that they were never very close before all this. He admits this, and jokingly asks if Sul never liked him very much either. She replies that they both probably didn't like each other much. She also tells him that she was so shocked when he offered to buy her dinner at the beginning of the year*. Jung laughs, saying that she looks so shocked back then. She asks what made Jung see her in a different light. Jung explains, "Let's see... After seeing you often since we go to the same school and all... All those little actions of yours that I used to hate one day became likable. And you're pretty clumsy too. And all those things just began to more and more noticable to me... What about you? Do you like me a lot better now? As a boyfriend, I mean." Sul replies that she does like him a lot better now. Sul thinks to herself that she likes him as a boyfriend, and if they are to become anything more than that, the idea of getting to know him better as they go seems alright to her. She tells herself, "I guess this is 'liking.' This probably is."
When Jun comes back home the next morning, he sees Sul and Jung in a mess. Jung yells, "Ah, what the heck is this?!?! Have some manners! Wake up, alright?!"
That evening, Sul confronts the blond man who has been spreading rumors around at the tutoring center.
HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO WAIT ANOTHER WEEK AFTER THIS.
i've tried to stay neutral in this shipping war of sul/jung or inho
this is... i gotta say, I almost had OTP feels here.
btw sorry I'm a day late .____. real-life got the better of me.