Chapter 29. Circumstances (2)
"Um… Thank you for helping me there."
Ya Harin raised her head to look at Lee Hyun who was walking by her side. Her words broke out the silence and Lee Hyun glanced at her.
"It's fine. Don't worry about it."
"N-no, you got injured because of me. I'm sorry!"
She lowered her head while saying that. It was the first time she was feeling sorry and thankful at the same time.
'Ah, I should not have hit him so hard!'
Lee Hyun thought as he took a look at his fist.
As he hit the drunk guy with too much force, a slight bruise appeared on his knuckles.
Thankfully, the guy passed out after that and Lee Hyun didn't have to fight a one on one battle with him.
After that, he took Ya Harin and quickly escaped from there. He has a feeling that a big fight would have broken out if he hadn't fled.
'If it was my 45 year old body, then…'
Lee Hyun silently thought about it.
He was lucky that his body was still 25 years old. It was a young body that was way more energetic than his 45 year old body.
He was able to use his young body to knock out the drunk guy. At the same time, he again realised that he had regressed.
"Do something like that happen frequently?"
Lee Hyun turned towards Harin and asked.
Harin seemed surprised by that question, but she didn't lie. She replied with a nervous expression.
"Yes, people there would often try to touch me or molest…"
Lee Hyun cursed inwardly.
He can imagine how much trouble Harin would have gone through while working there.
"Why don't you leave the job then?"
"I, I can't. I have to pay for my grandmother's hospital fees!"
Harin immediately lowered her head after saying that. She was really pitiful. At such a young age, she has to work in such a place just to pay hospital fees.
"There's a park nearby. Why don't we go there? I have something to talk to you about."
Lee Hyun asked and Harin thought about it for a moment before finally nodding her head.
'He has helped me.'
Lee Hyun had helped her a lot. Moreover, he was the only person who clapped genuinely after hearing her singing.
In her heart, she was really thankful to him.
Both of them went to the park that was nearby. The park was big with lots of benches on the side, but as it was late night, there was no one there.
"Here, drink it."
Lee Hyun purchased an orange drink from a vending machine and passed it to Harin who tried to refuse it at first, but accepted it in the end.
They sat down on a bench and Lee Hyun thought about how to persuade Harin into joining Mango Entertainment.
'I should start slowly.'
His ultimate goal was to recruit Harin and for that, he was willing to do anything.
Lee Hyun was about to open his mouth to speak, but Harin spoke before he could.
"I'm really sorry!"
"Um, I was rude to you when we met in the hospital. You even said that my singing is good, but I yelled at you… I'm really sorry for that."
Harin apologised with a sorry expression on her face. It looked like she was genuinely regretting it.
"Yeah, don't worry about it and your singing is really good."
Harin made a flustered expression hearing that. She was not used to people complimenting her singing.
But she was delighted knowing that someone liked her singing.
Without her knowing, a smile formed on her face. It was a genuinely bright smile that seems to illuminate her whole face.
"Do you want to become a singer?"
Lee Hyun suddenly asked and Harin was surprised.
"N-no, I don't want to become one."
She quickly replied, but it was well apparent at this time that she was just lying.
"Don't lie. I know you want to become a singer."
"How do you know?"
"Your grandmother told me."
Harin's eyes shook hearing that. The expression of shock was all over her face as she looked at Lee Hyun.
"I asked your grandmother after you left that day. She said that you really liked singing and dreams of becoming a singer."
Lee Hyun said, glancing at Harin with his lips pointing upwards.
Harin facepalmed and started muttering, 'Stupid grandmother' and 'Why do you have to say that?'.
Her actions were oddly cute and Lee Hyun could not help but laugh.
He took out his business card from his pocket and handed it over to Harin. She took the business card and read through it.
'He's a president of an agency!!'
Harin was not able to believe it when she read that. Lee Hyun was too young to be a president.
She always thought that a president is a middle aged man or an old man well over his prime, but Lee Hyun looked to be in his 20s.
So, there was doubt in her eyes.
"You don't believe that I'm a president?"
Noticing her doubt, Lee Hyun asked and Harin panicked.
"N-no, it's not that."
"You don't have to lie. It's really hard to believe that I'm a president of an agency, but it's the truth."
Lee Hyun said with a smile.
He very well knows that people would doubt the authenticity of him being a president.
That's why he was not very angry over the fact that Harin had doubted him.
"Um, why are you giving me your business card?"
Harin asked after calming down. She can already guess what Lee Hyun wanted to talk to an extent, but she was still not completely sure.
"I actually wanted to ask you something?"
"Ask me something?"
Lee Hyun took a deep breath and looked at Harin with calm eyes. Then, he opened his mouth.
"Can you let me produce your first album?"
"Huh? What? What do you mean?"
Despite knowing what he was going to talk about, Harin was still quite surprised after hearing it directly from Lee Hyun's mouth.
"Basically, I want you to sign a contract with my agency. I want to make you a famous singer whose voice can be heard all over Korea."
Harin widened his eyes hearing that. Her heart started beating rapidly after hearing Lee Hyun's offer.
She glanced at his eyes and they were clear with no shrewdness in it. He was not trying to fool her or anything.
He really wanted to make her a singer whose voice can be heard all over Korea. Honestly, it felt like a dream to her.
"So, do you want to join Mango Entertainment?"
Lee Hyun asked as he stood up from the bench. He pushed out his hand towards her and waited for an answer.
Now, it all depends on Harin.
Whether she wanted to accept Lee Hyun's offer or go back to singing in Tarot bar where she was harassed everyday.
'What should I do?'
Harin thought, but her mind has already gone blank. She tried to calm herself down and after a while, she finally opened her mouth.