Deep inside I wish I hadn't left back then, that I had stayed by his side but I wanted to protect him, and that protection would mean that I had to really hurt him.
But at the end there was just one conclusion and that was that he was safe, and that made me happy, even if he wasn't by my side.
19 years ago in New york U.S.
"Mom where is dad?" She cleared her throat and answered "Listen to me we're going to go in and say bye to dad okay"
"But why do we have to say bye?"
"You'll know later"
"Dad are you sick?"
"Listen to very carefully Soo-mi dad is very sick and can't stay with you any longer, so I need you to be a good girl and stay by mommy's side okay?"..."Do you promise me?"
"I promise you"
"Okay good girl"
* cough , cough *
"I love you never forget that, you will always be my beloved daughter"
* cough, cough * gasping for air*
"Someone help please my husband is dying" she screamed but I couldn't hear anything besides the beep of the machine next to dad.
*Distant conversations *
....... A few days later.
"I can't believe you're dad just left like that. He could at least had told me about that-...."
"Soo-mi listen.. your dad had another kid with another woman" she looked angry "I guess he really cared about them to not even reveal that on his death bed. Well that's not important anymore, what's important is that now you have to take over your dad's company" My dad was the CEO of a very wealthy company in Korea.
"So from now on you will do everything I tell you okay?"
"Yes mom" she turned around and started walking to her room.
"We're going back to Korea so we have to pack. Don't take anything you don't need"
......A moth later.
They landed in Seould Korea, they got settled in and began their life. A life where the only goal for Soo-mi's mom was to get her to be the CEO of her father's company not caring about what Soo-mi wanted.