For dreamers and shippers

All you need is a healthy dose of imagination

— October 4, 2015
  1. As do I, and I love you too

“Good job everyone! Let’s take five before filming the next segment!” The PD announced to the Running Man cast and crew. Gary swiftly unclipped his mic and sauntered towards his car, intending to grab the herbal tea he had prepared in the morning.

“Kang Gary! Wait for me!” Gary turned towards the familiar voice, his heart leaping at the sight of Ji-hyo rushing towards him.

“I see you couldn’t stand being away from me for too long after all, huh?” he smirked as she caught up with him and looped her hand through the crook of his arm.

“No, I didn’t want you to feel cold without me,” Ji-hyo grinned cheekily and held his hand tightly, interlocking her fingers with his.

There was a mischievous glint in Gary’s eyes as he suddenly stopped and pulled Ji-hyo into his embrace, then effortlessly swept her up in his arms and resumed walking to his car.

“Hey, Kang Gary, put me down! Everyone’s watching!” Ji-hyo protested, trying to stop him.

“Weren’t you worried about me being cold? I feel much warmer carrying you this way,” Gary chortled in return, holding her more securely. You must also be exhausted from playing that hellish game, he thought silently.

Soon after, they reached his car. Gary gently placed Ji-hyo on the passenger seat then reached for the hot flasks he had left in the drinks holder and handed one to her.

“Drink up, beautiful. I don’t want you falling sick in this weather. Oh, and this is for you. It might help in relieving your insomnia these days.” Gary tried to sound nonchalant as he passed a package to her, but his pulse quickened when Ji-hyo gasped in recognition, looking visibly touched. Before he had a chance to pull away, Ji-hyo leant forward and hugged him tightly, then kissed him on the cheek.

“I love you, Kang Gary, but you already know that, don’t you? I’m really lucky to have you.”

“As do I, and I love you too.”

— August 1, 2015
— June 30, 2015
— June 29, 2015

Ruivin

When I look into your eyes
I can see how much I love you
And it makes me realise
When I look into your eyes
I see all my dreams come true
When I look into your eyes

– Firehouse 1992

— June 4, 2015
  1. The prelude

BGI: Gary & Ji-hyo on a coffee run amidst filming for Running Man

“I would love to know what’s going on in that gorgeously mysterious head of yours.” Gary had an uncanny ability in reading people well. However, try as he might, Ji-hyo remained as inscrutable to him as she had always been. He couldn’t gaze deep into her soul as he could for most people.

“The same can be said about you,” Ji-hyo retorted. “I don’t know what you’re thinking, always hiding your pain from me. Let me shoulder some of it. Stop trying to protect me from everything.”

“I’m an open book,” he disagreed. “That’s why you, and everyone else, knew how I felt about you even before I acknowledged those feelings.

“You, on the other hand, Mong Ji, are superb at masking your emotions. The only thing that betrayed the slightest hint of your feelings was that habit of yours which no one else knows about.”

“I wanted you to be the first and only one to find out,” she smiled, casually bumping her shoulder against his. “Here’s your caramel macchiato, just the way you like it.”

 

— June 1, 2015

Beautiful.

That was the first thought that came to mind the first time she saw snow.

She raised her head skywards, gazing in awe at the white fluffy flakes falling gently from high above, her fingers trembling slightly as she reached for them.

“It’s the first snowfall of the year. Make a wish, but do not say it aloud if you want it to come true!” she heard a mother telling her child.

Closing her eyes, she clasped her hands together and, as the cool wind kissed her cheeks, wished silently that she would still be here the following year. That she would still be strong enough to resist the pull of the other world.

— May 25, 2015
— May 22, 2015

The Hottie

He strode into the room purposefully, his chest puffed out with confidence as he loomed over the person sitting calmly behind the mahogany desk.

“It doesn’t matter who you send to take her away. They can keep trying, but there will only be one victor – me.”

The steely conviction in his voice gave the other party pause.

“I will always protect her, no matter what it takes.”

 

— May 20, 2015

MC

  1. The history

He was in love with her from the moment they met. He had known then that she was the one for him, the one he had been waiting for.

She felt as if she had known him forever. She had never been so at ease with another man as she was with him. Once they had gotten past the initial awkwardness, he was one of the rare few to whom she was able to express herself fully, and freely.

Although Monday Couple had been going on for years, their real-life relationship had only started recently. Gary recalled feeling like the luckiest man alive the day Ji-hyo reciprocated his love. He knew that it would be a difficult journey for them, but was certainly not giving up on their future together either.

— May 14, 2015

She crept into the room soundlessly and slipped past the sleeping guard. It wasn’t so much a mission as it was a training exercise, given the number of “high difficulty” tasks that she had easily breezed through. Still, she couldn’t afford to be distracted for even a moment. That was all the time needed for one to get killed, be it by a seemingly innocuously placed mouse trap, a falling branch, a single bullet.