You are Nira Gok. You were brought up in a very strict family. You were always taunted for being ugly and often compared to your younger sister Mi Cha who is very beautiful. Because of this comparison, your self-esteem was greatly affected. You only wish you could run away from all these taunts.
You are on the road walking home with your sister Mi Cha when a car sped in your direction.
Mi Cha! ! !
Looking at the rushing car, you yelled at your sister!
ZZZZZZ! ! ! Duang! ! A sudden Brake sound followed by a huge crash
Two days earlier…
When you're looking in the mirror and making faces in your room····
Why the hell I’m I so ugly?
Mi Cha chuckles from a distance
It’s not funny···
I have told you so many times if you love yourself every other person will love you
Yeah right … You say that because you aren’t the ugly one
Come down and eat~
Your mother calls you both to the dining room and you rush out
Oh wow… Bulgogi!
You instantly felt very elated because it’s your favorite meal
If only you could be beautiful as this table
Your father taunted you as he sits down，In the face of your father's ridicule, you:
You really don’t have to remind me every single time about how ugly I am. Thanks to you I can’t forget that
How dare you talk back at me?!
Your father yelled as he hits his hand on the table making the glass cup of water fall
You are my father！
I highly doubt that. Have you looked at yourself in the mirror? You are Ugly!
Utmost silence saturates the dining room and Mi Cha takes a loud gulp of water
Everyone turns and dramatically looks at her as
Feeling aggrieved, you didn't speak again
May I come in?
You blink at her as you tilt in her direction
You know you shouldn’t disrespect food. That’s why your sister and I brought you your dinner
Come on just eat, remember you have to go to school tomorrow
The next morning, you arrive at school and unlike every other student, you hate going to school because of the gibes you often get from your schoolmates, especially Dong-Hyun
You continue walking paying no attention to him
He drags you by your bag and you look at him feeling very infuriated.
He continues shouting mockingly as some of your classmates laugh while pointing at you. You run to the restroom and lock yourself. You fall to your knees weeping profusely.
When will all these tauntings end? Why can’t I have a normal life?
Who is that?
It’s me… Open up, please
You and Mi Cha go to the same school and you are just two classes above her
You slowly open the door for her and she walks in.
I heard what happened...
She slowly dries your tears like a caring sister
Instead of you crying here, I suggest we give Dong-Hyun a taste of his own medicine.
She looked at you wearing a vile smirk.
Whenever you look at me like that, I feel very scared. What do you have in mind?
I have the pepper spray dad gave me. It’s almost time for the swimming lessons. How about we spray it on his swimming trunk?
You look at her in surprise and decide:
You and Mi Cha give each other a high five and head out
Remember, we have to do this without anyone watching！
Look over there… Dong-Hyun is on his way to the bathroom
You and Mi Cha follow him making sure he doesn’t notice
You and Mi Cha follow him making sure he doesn’t notice
He drops his backpack and heads to the bathroom.
You take the backpack and bring out his swimming trunk and Mi Cha quickly sprays the pepper spray on it.
You both quickly run out of the changing room.You both stand at the corner of the swimming pool, waiting for the magic to happen
I am so excited!
Mi Cha holds your hand anxiously
Why the hell I’m I so itchy?
He continues to scratch as you and your sister giggle in the background
Dong-Hyun jumps into the swimming pool but a few seconds later the scratching increases and he comes out of the pool scratching his body like a mad person. His body was slowly turning red due to the effect of the pepper spray.
In a matter of minutes, he became the laughing stock of the whole school
That serves you right
But…Are you going to put up with him forever?
I said no, we can’t stoop to his level. Let’s just let it be
You are such a killjoy
You chuckle at her and dry your tears
Later in the evening, you and your sister go to your mother’s store to help her out. Your mother owns a restaurant that isn’t too far from your school. Most times after school. You and Mi Cha go to her restaurant instead of going home
How was school today?
Feeling a bit sad you reply:
Mum she was bullied in school today
You widen your eyes at Mi Cha for her to stop talking
Mom… Mi Cha might have exaggerated a bit
No I didn’t！
What did he do this time?
You narrate everything that had happened in school to your mom
I think it’s time we involve the school in this. They will caution him
He’s father is one of the major stakeholders of the school, that’s why he always gets away with everything···
You sit down and bite your lower lip in distress
Everyone was silent, the next day...
You and your sister are sauntering home
Sometimes, I wonder what my life would have been like if I wasn’t ugly
I will tell you for the last time, you are not ugly
Darn it! I just remembered that I have a test to write tomorrow and I haven’t prepared for it！
You chortle and she instantly puts on a sad face
At this point, you decide to say something to make her happy:
You are the best sister ever！！！
Mi Cha hugs you very tight making it difficult for you to breathe
We have to walk faster. I don’t have much time！
You both start walking expeditiously as you pant irregularly
You both are just a few meters away from your house when a car came speeding in your direction····
You screamed out her name but unfortunately, it was too late because the car had already hit her and zoomed off······
Seeing Mi Cha covered in blood made you very confused and you：
Ahhh! ! ! ! Help us... Please call an ambulance for us! ! ! Please·····
Don’t worry Mi Cha nothing will happen to you. I won’t let anything happen to you！！！
You continue to scream for help
Help me! My sister is dying! Help!
You start crying uncontrollably as Mi Cha starts coughing out blood.
You instantly went hot on your heels and chased after the car that had run your sister over but unfortunately, you couldn’t catch up
Finally, a man driving in his car helps you to rush your sister to the hospital. While in the man’s car all you could think about was how life would be without your sister
I won’t be able to make it
Mi Cha continued coughing blood
Don’t say that. Please be strong！
You all finally arrive at the hospital covered in sweat and blood
Emergency! My sister is dying！！
Some doctors and nurses rushed out immediately carrying stretchers. As soon as Mi Cha was put on the stretcher, her breathing stopped. The nurses look at you regretfully. Doctors checked her vitals, but it was too late······
I'm sorry, your sister has lost her vital signs...
That’s a lie. Mi Cha… wake up, come on we still have to prepare for your test！
You start shaking her dead body hoping that she will react. It was more like you were in complete denial
Mi Cha… come on, I know you are joking. Just wake up. Wake …
Wake up!! Wake up!
You continue crying while shaking Mi Cha’s body vigorously. The doctors and nurses hold you as you struggle to break free from their grip
An hour later, you are seated at the side of the reception looking at Mi Cha’s backpack when your mother and father rush in.
You turned and look at your mother with your eyes very teary
Where is your sister?
You point to where her dead body was kept. Your parents quickly rush to the place and slowly open the cloth that was used to cover her. Your mother looks at her and screams in agony and anguish. Your father, being the man that he is tries to stay strong but that didn’t last for long as he also joined your mother in weeping
I couldn’t protect her. It’s my fault······
It’s not your fault. You don’t have to blame yourself
Of course, it’s her fault！
Your father comes close to you looking at you furiously
I would have preferred it if you died instead of her. You should have been the one to die. The ugly ones always refuse to die!
Your father aggressively pushes you against the wall and leaves the room. Your mother gives you a warm hug to console you. You both continue to grieve over Mi Cha’s death
One day, you plod along the streets at the night wearing a hoodie. The screams of the night Mi Cha died came rushing to your head like a wildfire
Tears roll down your cheeks as you remember the way she was lying lifeless
You, who were immersed in painful memories, unknowingly came to the rooftop of a high-rise building
You look up to the sky and start talking to yourself ，It felt like you were conversing with Mi Cha
Mi Cha… Can you remember when we usually came here to play hide and seek? It was always fun
But now we can’t do that anymore. You are gone. I miss you
I feel so incomplete without you here. What’s worse is that father keeps on blaming me for your death. The painful part is that he’s right
What’s the point of living? I should die······
You stagger and stand on the edge of the rooftop as you weep profusely
What are you doing?
Who are you?
He tries coming close to you.
Don’t come close！！
Sorry … Don’t jump
I said, who are you?!
You ask at the top of your voice while panting uncontrollably
I am Sung-Ho
I have never seen you before
I don’t stay here. I just came here to cool off my head
He anxiously strokes his hair and takes a step closer
I said stay back!
In a matter of minutes, some people were already gathered on the ground floor of the building pleading with you not to jump
You take a step forward
No! Suicide is not an option
Yeah right! You can only say that because you don’t know what I’ve been through these past few weeks
You continue talking while crying
You can’t imagine the amount of humiliation I’ve gone through. Every day of my life, people taunt me for being ugly. You have good looks so I don’t expect you to understand
A person’s life shouldn’t just be based on their physical features
I’ve never had the chance to be genuinely happy for a whole day. I am bullied at home by my father, bullied in school, and even bullied on the streets!
The person I always shared my sorrow with is gone. I am all alone!
No you don’t!!!
I actually came here to end my life but then when I saw you I ran to a corner. I came to realize it wasn’t worth it
Maybe you were just being a coward
Ending your life without fighting your fears is what makes you a coward
Just get down
While speaking, he stretched out a hand to you, hoping to help you
You look down and see the crowd gathered pleading for you not to jump. You continue looking and your mother and father rush to the scene
Nira! Please don’t. I can’t afford to lose another child. Please…
Your mother starts crying
Nira! I know I have been the worse father. I know I was too hard on you. I am sorry! Please don’t do this to us
You look around and the police and ambulance arrive at the scene
I promise to rectify my mistakes. I will never taunt you again. I love you!
Tears roll down your cheeks because that was the first time your father told you that he loved you
Nira… just get down. You have a family waiting for you. Look at me
You slowly tilt your head in Sung-Ho’s direction as he walks closer to you
It’s not worth it. Come on… Just hold my hand
Episode 1: The Ending