Absolute Advantage - Chapter 43.1
Bora sprang to her feet.
“I’ll call the lawyer right away.”
Bora nodded and raised her thumb. Having worked together for a long time, the two of them worked together.
“Thank you both, really.”
Louis, who was listening to the conversation that came and went blankly, folded and said his goodbyes. His forehead touched his knee.
“Then I’ll be on my way.”
Bora wanted to comfort him as much as she could, but she left it to Hae-won because she was in a hurry.
An awkward silence fell as only two were left in the room.
Haewon glanced at the basket on the table, and it was filled with handmade cookies that Bora bought in line at a famous cafe.
It was time to think about recommending Louis, who never touched anything, to try it.
“I thought I was going to die.”
The first word from Louis’ mouth was too heavy.
“It was really dark in front of my eyes, so I thought I was about to die yesterday.”
Louie’s eyes were watery. Louis pressed his thighs with both hands to hold back his tears. However, regardless of his will, tears fell like droplets.
“Don’t think about such a scary thing.”
Haewon pulled out a tissue and held it out to Louis.
“It’s not your fault, but it’s so unfair if you give up.”
As Louis reached for the tissue, Hae-won passed it over and added.
“I won’t let you feel wronged.”
“Can you promise me one thing instead?”
“There will be some difficulties ahead. But there’s definitely an end, so let’s be firm until then.”
With a tissue received by Haewon and Louis, who blew his nose, hesitated.
“A-are you all right?”
“You must be busy working at the foundation. Most of all, helping me doesn’t fit the purpose of Seohwa…….”
Hae-won shook her head with a smile as if she understood Louis’ question.
“I’m helping you personally, so it doesn’t matter.”
Louis, who was muttering after Hae-won’s words, smiled shyly and nodded.
“I promise, I’ll not break down easily.”
I’ll be firm. Louis clenched the tissue he received from Haewon and vowed.
* * *
“I’m sorry I dragged you into this. It’s not about the foundation.”
“No! I would have been more upset if the CEO had handled it without my knowledge.”
Bora waved her hand.
After Louis returned, Haewon contacted reporters and Bora got the lawyer.
From restoring data lost due to computer network errors to external audits and suspension of sponsorship, there were many incidents and accidents in a short time.
But everything went well, and Haewon was optimistic that this would work out well. She doesn’t know why, but somehow she felt that way.
Then Bora clung to Haewon with her arms folded.
“I feel so reassured because I’m under you.”
“All of a sudden…?”
When Hae-won asked in a little embarrassment, Bora took a step back and stood upright.
“It’s not all of a sudden. Always! That’s what I think! I wouldn’t have lived this proudly if it weren’t for you.”
“Why can’t you live with honor? Bora, did you do something wrong without me knowing?”
Hae-won asked playfully on purpose, and Bora crumpled up her face. The voices that followed were also mixed.
“I thought I was a sinner then.”
Around the time of college.
Bora had stopped menstruating for quite some time. At that time, she thought it was only because she was tired from working part-time day and night to raise tuition.
Her blood didn’t even show. Then, months later, she found out that she was pregnant.
But her boyfriend, who joined the army at the time, was busy making excuses, saying it’s not his own child, and consulted his trusted college colleague,
“Did you hear that? Lim Bora is pregnant.”
“Wow, that’s awesome.”
Rumors spread throughout the school.
On her way home after submitting her leave of absence. She thought she would die as she walked blankly on the bridge along the river.
“You dropped this.”
Then a woman of her age popped out her wallet.
‘This isn’t mine.’
‘Y-yes really? I picked it up.’
At first, she wondered why she asked her that.
“There’s no ID in the wallet? You can bring it to the police station.’
‘Really? But it’s my first time in this town…… Can you come with me to the police station?’
The woman looked around and asked back. The woman urgently added when Bora gave eyes that she would have seen a strange person.
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