Đăng lúc 31-8-2012 16:06:33
@Credit: Novel is translated by Kittiya on asianfuse page [#458.p23]|
Monday at 6am I’m going to drop you off at the hospital and will pick you up at 5pm and if you are on call, I will wait Ryu told her. She couldn’t eat anymore after hearing his command. She put down her chopsticks, Ryu immediately question her, done already? You barely ate. She answered him with cold voice; I’m sorry I’m not that hungry and she bow her head and left the table. She went outside to catch some fresh air, but to realize his men were all over the place watching her. She was thinking to herself, if she knew Ryu was this kind of person from the start she wouldn’t have given her heart to him. She decides to go back up to the room.
Ryu can’t think of ways to win back Mayumi’s trust, he decided to call his cousin (Takashi) for advice. At first his cousin laughed at him and ends up sharing his advice and the method he used with Plewdao. His cousin told him that last week, Plewdao received Mayumi’s letter, and in her letter Mayumi complaint about him. Ryu was elated when he heard his cousin said Mayumi mentioned him in her letter and asked what else she said about him. Immediately Takashi explains the contents on Mayumi’s letter. She’s confused and I think she is head to toe in love with you and at the same time she’s mad at you. In the letter she said, you abandoned her and she’s mad at herself for not able to stop loving you. You will discard her once she’s yours just like you do to all of your women.
That’s not true, I never thought and never will do that to her, Ryu declined. I waited many years for her to grow into woman. Takashi immediately uttered, now that she’s a fully grown, beautiful and irresistible and is that why you force her? With weak voice Ryu said, you know I am not proud and I am ashamed of what I have done to her, and Mayumi should never have said those hatred words and compared me to my enemy. Takashi then said, I understand, women’s mouth and heart always contradict. Ryu added, Mayumi is feisty, daring and never back down and continue to argue with me, unlike your Plewdao, she doesn’t seems brave enough to argue with you. Upon hearing Ryu, Takashi laughed and then said, women have mood swing. First thing you need to do is to understand her and reduce your fierce pressure. You don’t have to apologize anymore; sometimes actions speak louder than words.
How do I do that asked Ryu…Takashi then said, you are a flirt and a playboy, you are asking me for advice? A little annoyed, Ryu then said, Mayumi is not like other women that I flirt with. Takashi continues his advice, second of all, do whatever you can to show her that you love her by actions not by words. Thirdly, you have to do it from your heart, so she can feel & touch your love from your actions.
After the phone conversation, Ryu smiled, he was content to know Mayumi secret and the secret is love she has for him. He will do anything to win her back. Oyabun walked upstairs with a big grin on his face, he will start his mission right away so he can win Mayumi’s trust and love back. On the way to his room, Ryu saw a light from Takashi’s room, immediately he knows Mayumi is in there. He hesitates, and thinking what he should do next, if she’s in that room and he in his room, there is no way they can talk and resolve their issue. He thought of a good plan, decided to go take a bath. After bathing, he put on his pajamas and went to Takashi’s room with confidence.
The sound of the door opening startles Mayumi; she was on her mattress reading, she dropped her book and instantly got up and asked him with unfriendly voice, what business do you have with me? Ryu sent out a warmest & sweetest smile and said, “if I’m not mistaken, I told you we are to share bedroom (pointing) to his room” Mayumi then said, you said that to yourself, I didn’t agree with you, what else do you want from me. You took everything from me and I stay here like a prisoner with 24 hours guard or do you want me to be your sex slave as well so that you would be satisfied? Upon hearing her stern statement, Ryu took a deep breath and said, no, it is not going to be like that, I’m thinking I’m going to accept and follow your order.
Mayumi ask with curiosity, what do you mean? Are you going to let me stay in this room? Yes, you can stay here, he nodded and took a long stride and stops near Mayumi’s mattress and continues talking, I decide to move to this room and sleep here with you, because I don’t want to displease you. Mayumi startles and said what! I won’t let you force me again; I will fight and quickly got up take her position ready to attack. Ryu just stood there and said, please calm down Mayumi; I’m not going to do that, unless you are willing. Mayumi then said, no, that day will never come. I told you I’m not giving you any more chances, you have destroyed my trust and the mutual feeling I had for you have gone since this morning.
Ryu then said, even a prisoner put to death was allowed to appeal, and are you that mad that you cannot forgive me, because of my instant emotion? I know what I did was unforgiving, I feel awful and I’m hoping you will take into a consideration my wrong doing and give me one more chance. Mayumi squint at him and not trusting him, he is full of tricks and she cannot catch up with him. She then said, you can go back to your room now and we will discuss this issue later. He answered, no, I won’t go, and I have decided I want to share my life with you starting today.
Mayumi object, I didn’t agree with you, if you are going to sleep in this room then I’ll go sleep in your room. He then answered with a smile and shrugs his shoulders, no problem; any room is fine with me. Whichever room you go, I will follow. But you said you are not going to force me again, she hurry and reminds him of his vow. Yes, I promise you and I won’t break it he answered with confident. Mayumi hesitates; she knows if she doesn’t allow him, he will find other ways to oblige. It is bad enough that I’m your prisoner; do you have to guard me24 hours? I’m not guarding you Mayumi; I just want to spend quality time with you after I get off from work. I want a friend I can talk to and if you avoid and cage yourself in this room then we cannot talk, this lonely house is still lonely even with you present and it is no difference than before. Mayumi sympathy him when she saw his sad and sorrow face.
Mayumi, I promise I will not disappoint you again he pleads. If you break your promise, she threating him, but he cut in and said if I break my promise I will disembowel myself in front of you, please believe me my vow is as critical as life. She is satisfied with his promise, she walks to the closet and pulls out a mattress, place pillow and blanket on top of it and set his mattress a few feet from hers. Ryu walked to his mattress without saying anything and sat down. Mayumi gazed at him with distrust before she pulls light switch off and lay on her mattress facing him.
Ryu did the same, he smile in the dark before he start the conversation, okay, can you let me know what days are you on call? When she hears that he was asking her nicely, she answered, my schedule is not set, normally it changes every month, this month my on call days are Wednesday and Sunday, starting this Wednesday if there’s no change. Ryu then said, I guess you will be going to work tomorrow. I will drop you off and pick you up myself. She tried to protest, but he cuts in and said, let’s not argue about this anymore. I can drop you off every day and if some days I can’t I will have my men pick you up. I’m doing this for your convenience and safety and don’t forget the most important thing is your safety.
She didn’t want to believe him and said I don’t have any enemies; therefore you don’t have to worry about my safety. You may not have enemies in the past but as you became one of the Oneshika ‘his family or last name’ your enemies are all around which I believe you father has informed you about that since you will be daughter in law of this family. (Mayumi remembered her father told her many times of her responsibility including duties when she becomes Oneshika. Their enemies are all around and ready to attack anytime, she must be strong, brave and fearless, which is why she took self-defense courses. She knows what is expected of her as his wife)
I told you I don’t want to be Oneshika and there are women out there that want to take my place and if I remember it correctly, your ex-girlfriend is one of them Mayumi answered. I don’t want to hear her name and I have chosen you and none of those women are qualify, this is why I want you protected 24 hours. Mayumi sense that she cannot win this conversion so she pull her blanket up to her neck and said, I’m sleepy now, I have an early start tomorrow and I don’t want you to disembowel yourself , so stay far away from me. Yes ma’am! Ryu answered and he let out a soft laugh. Mayumi close her eyes with her mind full of confusion, the terrifying ordeal of what Ryu had done to her but underneath the suffering she found happiness and ashamed at the same time. She can’t denial that she didn’t enjoy his love making.
She was unable to control her innocence body from magnificent pleasure that she received. She was amazed of Ryu’s attitude changed, from black to white. She notices at the dinner table, he sent her a warm and sincere smile. She tried to come up with answer to her confusion but came up empty. He serves her sake and he just now promise to disembowel himself if he force her again. He doesn’t know his promise made a big impression on her. She sees him loveable and admirable a little bit and starts to feel sorry for him. She then drifts off to sleep and in a dream. She dreams she saw Ryu naked, he came to her and they make love. While still in her sleep she felt the warmth and thought it was from the blanket, she moves her body close to the warmth and the last thought that she could remember before she drift deep to sleep, she accept to herself, starting now she belong to Ryu’s and she is his woman.
The sound from downstairs woke Ryu up. He opened his eyes and lift up his head, a little bit lost as he glance around the room and he remembered he came to sleep in Takashi’s room with….he gazed down and see soft black beautiful hair rest on his chest, he then smiled. Last night after she fell asleep he dragged his mattress and places it right next to her and slowly put his arms around her waist and thinking he was going to sleep in that position but it was Mayumi that move toward him and snuggle into his chest, Ryu’s shocked a little bid, thought he had woken her, instead he saw her eyes still closed and peacefully sleeping, he looked at her with contented heart then slowly drift to sleep with her.
He lifts up his hand and lightly pats her long hair and bends down and place a soft kiss with affection. The petite body in his embrace start to move slowly…she looked up, her eyes popped out in shocked. You…she uses her palms to push on his chest, with a loud voice she said, you said you are not going to take advantage of me. Ryu chuckle a little bid and loosen his embrace and said, what is it young lady, what’s with you? Please look first, whose taking advantage of whom? I should be the one to complain; you came and took over my mattress. Mayumi shocked, looked down and realized she’s sleeping on his mattress! She couldn’t argue and didn’t know what to do; she got up walked to the dressing room, pick up her clothes and before she hurry to the bathroom, she turn around and gave him a dirty look. Ryu got up still laughing and went to his room. On the way to the bathroom he sees her coming out and gave her a sweetest smile, she didn’t smile back but her cheeks were red from the embarrassment when she found out she was the one that crowd his mattress last night.
At breakfast Ryu gave all his attention to Mayumi, He talked about his business and he told her that his business is extremely busy and difficult he has to deal with so many different aspects. Being the last one of Oneshika, he tried his best to take care of his people and he doesn’t want not fail them. (He almost mentioned his cousin, Takashi (there are only two people that know Takashi’s still alive, him and one of his man whose he considered as his uncle) he then pause and change his conversation back to his business. First few years was hard for him, he was still young and has to work harder to proof to his people he is capable and can handle his business as a leader of gokodo.
Upon hearing and saw him pause, Mayumi immediately knows who Ryu was going to mention, she empathy him, he must be lonely as he is the last of Oneshika. She remembered last time she saw Ryu at Takashi’s funeral, Ryu was devastated. He distant himself from everyone, she also remembered her father talked about how hard Ryu work to be accepted by his people. He overcame his obstacle. She then encourages him by saying, you can do it, you are smart and capable you can overcome any obstacle. Ryu smiles when he heard her compliment and said, it is difficult to handle all of these by myself, that’s why I need a woman that is the same level as I, and that woman is you Mayumi-jung and he places his large palm on the top her hand. She pulls her hand out, finishes her water and announced she’s ready to go to work.
She arrived early today since today is Sunday. The door of a van slid open and Mayumi step out and thanked his bodyguard. Ryu then said, see you tomorrow young lady and don’t forget to think about me, Mayumi wrinkled her nose as an answer. As soon as the van took off, she couldn’t stop smiling when she thinks of a brightest smile that was on Ryu’s face when they talked in the van on the way to her work. He did most of the talking, she barely answers him but that didn’t discourage him. He continues talking and eventually she gave in. She turns around and walk into the hospital, instead of gloomy mood as she should be, she strangely thinks of Ryu, she miss him already she wants tomorrow to hurry and come so she can see him again even though he just left.
The hospital is not busy today since it was Sunday. She went on with her duty and toward the end of the day she went to her staff and informed them she’s on call and if it gets busy to come and get her. In her office, Mayumi tried to read her medical textbook. She doesn’t understand anything she’s reading, her mind keeps wondering to Ryu. She tried to block him out of and told herself from now on she will not think of him, she will not forgive him for what he had done to her. She told herself many times don’t expect anything from him he probably won’t follow up on his promises including dropping and picking her up. It was useless trying to read and she’s also tire she decided to rest. Throughout the night there was no emergency case and her staff didn’t need her assistance. She had a good rest and woke up to better Monday morning.
There was good amount of patients on Monday; it is back to normal for week day. Most of them are patients with appointment. Toward the end of the day, she performs appendicitis surgery to a little boy and that took her several hours to complete. First person she sees when she came out from the operating room was Ryu waiting for her with bright smiling face. She automatically smiles back at him and immediately put a straight face when she remembered what she told herself last night. She turns around to the little boy’s parents and informs them of his condition and answers their questions. Right before she’s done with the little boy’s parent, at the corner of her eye she sees Ryu slowly walking toward her. He asked her with the warmest and the sweetest tone of voice, are you finished? The nurse told me you were in the middle of surgery so; I waited for you out here. She answered with just one word “yes” and gave him annoying face. I told you, you don’t have to pick me up. Ryu then said, we are not going to argue about this anymore, please go change and I’ll wait for you here.