Gun-Ho's Bentley arrived at the entrance of Seoul National University Hospital. Usually, a security guard would come to ask to drive off from the entrance if they saw a car parked there, but since it was a Bentley, no one said anything.
Young-Eun showed up at the entrance. She was wearing a heavy scarf because it was a cold day.
"Here! Over here!"
Gun-Ho got off the car and opened the door for Young-Eun. Young-Eun seemed to be surprised when she saw Gun-Ho's Bentley.
Chan-Ho was curious when he realized that the person who Gun-Ho wanted to pick up was a young lady. Chan-Ho glanced at Young-Eun through the rearview mirror. Young-Eun asked Gun-Ho, "Is this your company car?"
"Yes, it is."
"It looks so expensive."
Young-Eun didn't ask how much it would cost to buy a car like that, and Gun-Ho didn't say anything about the price either.
"Chan-Ho, say hello to her. She is a doctor at Seoul National University Hospital."
Chan-Ho greeted Young-Eun while looking at her through the rearview mirror. Young-Eun smiled and said, "You must be working for the company."
"Yes, I am."
"You are such a good looking young man. What's your name?"
"I'm Chan-Ho Eom."
"Mr. Chan-Ho Eom! Please take this."
Young-Eun took out a health drink from her purse and handed it to Chan-Ho.
Gun-Ho said to Young-Eun who was sitting next to him in the rear seat, "Chan-Ho is 29 years old."
"Oh, I am older than him."
Chan-Ho spoke while still looking at Young-Eun through the rearview mirror, "I've been always hoping to know a medical doctor personally."
"Haha. Knowing a medical doctor personally is not that useful as you might expect. We just know our area of specialty."
When the car entered into a riverside road, Young-Eun stared outside the window. She didn't say much, maybe because she was not alone with Gun-Ho, but Chan-Ho was present and could listen to their conversation. Gun-Ho was also looking outside the window without a word.
Gun-Ho's phone started ringing. It was from his sister.
"Gun-Ho, are you on the way home?"
"Yes, I am."
"I heard you are bringing a medical doctor? Is it true? How did you two meet?"
"Sis, she is in the car with me right now. I will talk to you later."
"Okay, got you. I will be waiting for you. I really look forward to meeting her."
Gun-Ho's Bentley arrived at his parents' homeHillState Condo in Guweol Town.
"I will be waiting for you here, sir."
"Okay. I will give you a call if I'm going to be late."
Gun-Ho and Young-Eun walked toward the building entrance. Young-Eun looked calm. She didn't seem to be the type that easily showed her emotion.
When they arrived at the door, he found it slightly open. His parents purposefully kept it open expecting Gun-Ho to come in. When Gun-Ho and Young-Eun entered the condo, Gun-Ho's mother ran toward the door. His mother was wearing a Korean traditional dress. Gun-Ho thought that her mother was overly prepared to meet her future daughter-in-law.
"This is my mother."
"Hello. It's a pleasure to meet you, ma'am."
Gun-Ho's mother stared at Young-Eun while standing at the entrance hall without moving. She was supposed to say hello and ask Young-Eun to come in and have a sit on the sofa, but she was just staring at Young-Eun without a word.
Gun-Ho finally broke the silence.
"Mom. You probably remember her from Seoul National University Hospital. She is the doctor who helped relieve your constipation."
"That's right! I was trying to figure out where I saw this lady. Oh, my gosh. I'm so glad to see you again."
Gun-Ho's mother grabbed Young-Eun's hand in delight.
"Please come on in. Have a seat."
Gun-Ho's mother dragged Young-Eun while holding her hand and led her to the sofa.
Young-Eun said while sitting on the sofa, "How are you feeling these days? How's your spine?"
"I'm doing great. I can't believe you will be my daughter-in-law. I'm so excited."
Gun-Ho's mother's voice was shaking in excitement. She quickly went to the master bedroom to ask Gun-Ho's father to come out. He was wearing a traditional Korean dress as well.
'Oh, my gosh. Why are they wearing traditional Korean dresses? They look so unnatural,' Gun-Ho thought.
"This is my father."
Gun-Ho introduced him to Young-Eun.
"Hello, sir. Very nice meeting you."
As Gun-Ho's father sat on the floor, Young-Eun came down from the sofa and sat on the floor to greet him.
"Please sit comfortably."
"So, you are a medical doctor, huh?"
"Yes, I am."
Gun-Ho's father smiled, and he looked definitely satisfied by the fact that Young-Eun was a medical doctor. Gun-Ho's sister came out from the kitchen and introduced herself to Young-Eun.
"Hi, I'm Gun-Ho's older sister."
Young-Eun quickly stood up from the floor.
Gun-Ho's sister smiled and said, "I've introduced several girls to Gun-Ho, and he rejected every single one of them. Now I understand why he did that. Haha."
Gun-Ho's sister brought a floor table in the living room. They usually used that table on a special occasion like Thanksgiving Day. She then placed some fruits and tea.
Jeong-Ah came back from school. Gun-Ho's mother hugged Jeong-Ah and told her, "Jeong-Ah, meet your future aunt."
"My aunt? Hello, I'm Jeong-Ah."
Young-Eun smiled and said, "Hi, Jeong-Ah. You are so cute."
Gun-Ho's father asked Young-Eun, "Are both of your parents still alive?"
"My father is. My mother passed away."
"Is your father living in Seoul?"
"Yes, he is in Sillim Town."
"He must be retired, isn't he?"
"Yes. He used to teach in an elementary school. Now, he stays home after his retirement."
Gun-Ho's mother said, "Don't ask her too many questions. That's rude."
And then she went to the kitchen. After a moment, Gun-Ho's mother and sister started bringing food to the table.
"You must be hungry. It's after lunchtime already."
When Young-Eun stood up and tried to help them to set the table, Gun-Ho's mother stopped her.
"Please don't. You are our guest today. Please have a seat and stay put."
Gun-Ho set the table with food. Gun-Ho's sister brought a spicy fish stew which was the main menu for today's late lunch.
"Haha. Please try the fish stew. It's a special dish you can have in Incheon City."
Gun-Ho helped his sister place the fish stew on the table, and then he said, "I will ask my chauffeur to join us."
His mother asked him, "Your chauffeur came with you? From the company? Ask him to come up. I've prepared tons of food today."
Gun-Ho made a call to Chan-Ho Eom.
"Chan-Ho? Come to unit no. xxx. Let's have lunch together."
When Chan-Ho came, Gun-Ho introduced him to his parents.
"These are my father and mother."
"Hello. It's nice to finally meet you."
Gun-Ho's mother grabbed Chan-Ho's hand and said, "You are my little son now. Please come in and have a seat."
Gun-Ho's family, Young-Eun, and Chan-Ho sat at the table on the floor.
"I'm so happy that we're all eating together today. We are now a big family."
Young-Eun responded to Gun-Ho's father with a smile and said, "That's right. It's going to be one of the best meals."
Chan-Ho seemed to like Gun-Ho's mother's food. He finished two bowls of rice in no time.