Side Story 4. The Mire of Lust

Ba-thump, ba-thump, ba-thump.

Seol Jihu’s heart was racing faster than ever before. As he walked up the stairs step by step, his lower stomach churned, and his knees wobbled.

But why? Seol Jihu couldn’t figure out why he was so nervous.

Perhaps it was because they were on Earth? This was the first time they were together as two ordinary people rather than two Earthlings.

Seol Jihu had definitely met up with Seo Yuhui a few times on Earth before… but this was the first time they would be sleeping in the same room like this on Earth.

While Seol Jihu was lost in his thoughts, his feet took him to the room. His throat drew a small gulp. His chin stung from the dreamy gaze that Seo Yuhui had been giving ever since he picked her up. As her gaze gradually became stronger, Seol Jihu felt something inside him awaken.

It was strange. He was having fun before coming to the motel, but during the short time he walked up the stairs, his happy emotions were replaced entirely by nervousness.

The pair didn’t say a word as if they’d promised beforehand.

“...I’m fine now.”

Soon, Seo Yuhui carefully hopped off Seol Jihu’s arms and stood on her legs. She took the key from the hesitating Seol Jihu and opened the door. Then, the two of them walked in with soft steps.

Neither one said anything even after they got in. They avoided each other’s eyes and looked around the room. By the time the silence was getting long and awkward, Seo Yuhui stealthily let out a small sigh.

Tzzk! She closed the curtains and slowly turned around.

“I’ll… wash up first.”

“Huh? Ah, okay.”

Seol Jihu nodded unwittingly and stared at Seo Yuhui as she headed to the bathroom.

Chwaaaa! The sound of water running rang out.

Seol Jihu did not move from the spot he was standing in. He looked around left and right, read a random travel brochure, and then gulped down a bottle of water. For some reason, he felt like his throat was parched and burning.

It took a long time until Seo Yuhui finally came out. The bathroom door only opened after 40 minutes, which seemed like 4 hours, went by.

From the steaming bathroom, Seo Yuhui walked out with a towel around her body. As she threw her wet hair back, Seol Jihu’s jaw slowly dropped.

Seo Yuhui stopped right in front of Seol Jihu. She tilted her head up and stared at him with glistening eyes.

Then, Seo Yuhui suddenly put one hand inside her towel. What she did next was truly shocking.

Tk. A hook was undone. As Seo Yuhui slowly took out her hand, a white bra came out with it.

Seol Jihu’s eyes widened. Seo Yuhui dropped the bra on the ground and bent down a little. As she rubbed her thighs together and subtly twisted her body, the towel around her shook.

When she stood back up and lightly stomped the ground, something fell to her feet. It was a shockingly lewd, white lacy underwear.

Seo Yuhui’s eyes curled like the crescent moon.

Hnng. A coquettish breath tickled his nose.

Seol Jihu’s breath stopped.

Seo Yuhui stretched out her leg. She seemed to be approaching Seol Jihu but then abruptly turned around. Slowly, very slowly, she walked toward the bedroom.

The way her butt shook as if to urge him to follow was so tantalizing and alluring that Seol Jihu unknowingly turned his head toward her.

Noticing that Seol Jihu’s gaze was glued to her, Seo Yuhui turned her head halfway and smiled seductively.

“Don’t keep me waiting for too long… okay?”

The moment her tingly voice brushed past his ears…

Tang.

The bedroom door closed shut.

It was only then that Seol Jihu came to his senses. He stood still for 20 whole seconds before spitting out the breath he had been holding in. He felt like he had just woken up from a dream.

The usual Seo Yuhui was nowhere to be seen, and some temptress had seduced him before disappearing. However, the proof of Seo Yuhui being there was left in the room.

It was around this time that Seol Jihu realized the source of the high that was making his body boil. It had truly been too long since he last tasted it.

The thought of snuggling with Seo Yuhui for a good sleep vanished. It wasn’t as if they didn’t have feelings for each other, and with Seo Yuhui throwing such obvious hints, how could he sit still?

In fact, he had no intention of refusing ever since the moment he met her eyes. His head and body were both asking for it strongly.

And by the time Seol Jihu organized his thoughts, his body was already on the move. He threw off his top, undid his belt and lowered his pants, rolled his feet to throw off his socks… and then he ran into the bathroom, naked.

On the other hand, Seo Yuhui was leaning against the bedroom, drawing heavy pants.

“Huu, huu.”

She made a bold move just now and was suffering from the embarrassment. Her heart was pounding so hard that it felt like it would burst.

Chwaaa….!

She put her hands on her flushed cheeks and then lowered them to feel her beating heart.

It was then.

The sound of the running water stopped, and the bathroom door shot open with a clunk.

“...Already?”

Seo Yuhui chuckled. As a splashing sound came closer, she straightened her body unknowingly. The towel covering her slid down.

Soon, the bedroom door flung opened, and a wet Seol Jihu walked in. He stepped on the towel on his way and wrapped his feet around the warmth that remained.

Inside a dark bedroom with only a dim light illuminating the room, Seo Yuhui was lying straight on the bed, under the blankets.

In that case, underneath the blankets must be….

Seol Jihu gulped.

Again, their eyes met. Seo Yuhui’s breaths sounded louder than usual.

Seol Jihu closed the door quietly. Then, without a moment of hesitation, he dropped the towel wrapped around his waist.

“Heek…!”

Seo Yuhui widened her eyes and drew a deep breath. She seemed shocked. It was because it was just as big as Flone made it out to be.

Seo Yuhui reflexively tried to cover her face but then bit her lower lip. Taking a deep breath, she took off the blankets with trembling hands. Though she mustered up her courage, her embarrassment still seemed to be there as she wrapped her arms around her breasts and twisted her legs on top of each other.

“....”

Seol Jihu gasped quietly.

It was night, but he could see Seo Yuhui’s figure clearly. Her feet were stiff from nervousness, and at the end of her extended calves were two soft thighs hiding a secret palace.

The round buttocks resembling a white ceramic pot and the slender yet curvy waistline above them made Seol Jihu’s blood boil.

That wasn’t all. The lines connecting her narrow shoulders to her fair nape were like a work of art. Additionally, her voluptuous breasts peeking out from behind her shielding arms and her heartrending gaze both stimulated his sexual urges.

After a very brief moment of silence, Seo Yuhui loosened her arms. She then spread them out as if to ask him to hurry.

Seeing this, Seol Jihu could no longer hold back. He staggered up as if entranced and then pounced on the bed like a tiger.

Seo Yuhui did not reject him. In fact, it was the opposite. She wrapped her right arm around Seol Jihu’s head and fumbled around the nightstand by the side of the bed with her left hand.

“Haak—!”

At that moment, Seo Yuhui’s eyes widened, and an intense moan burst out of her mouth. Her left fingers curled reflexively, and flicked off the light switch.

The lights went off, and the darkness descended in the room. Only the silvery moonlight peeking through the curtains illuminated the pair’s entangled shadows.


*


Bright sunlight knocked on Seol Jihu’s eyelids.

“Mmm….”

Seol Jihu opened his eyes while tossing around. His vision was blurry. Then, he recalled what happened last night.

He had poured out so much energy that he was sore. Half of his body was warm. A soft, squishy sensation was an added bonus. Seo Yuhui was tucked snugly in his arms, fast asleep.

Seeing her closed eyes, Seol Jihu subconsciously raised his hand and stroked her hair. By the time his hand reached her lower back, Seo Yuhui’s eyes had opened slightly.

“...Jihu….”

A hoarse voice rang out. It couldn’t be helped given how long she had screamed last night.

Just hearing her voice put a smile on Seol Jihu’s face. Seo Yuhui also smiled but then furrowed her brows.

“Ah….”

“What’s wrong? Are you okay?”

“I don’t know…. I’m sore all over…. And it still hurts a little….”

Seo Yuhui was rubbing her lower stomach while moaning.

“Wait just a moment. I’ll help you.”

“Mmmmmn.”

Seo Yuhui grabbed Seol Jihu and stopped him from getting up.

“It’s not that bad. It hurts, but not in a bad way….”

Seo Yuhui smiled bashfully. Then, she gently pushed Seol Jihu back down.

“Let’s just… stay like this for a bit….”

Hearing her whispers in his ears, Seol Jihu quietly closed his eyes. He was also enervated from exhausting his energy last night. When he entrusted himself in the coziness, sleep quickly came to him.

It wasn’t until noon that Seol Jihu and Seo Yuhui left the room. The man at the front desk gazed at the pair as they walked down the stairs. In the end, he had failed to stop them.

‘He was done in…! He was hunted…!’

He could tell just by seeing the couple’s faces. They were sticking together with their arms interlocked, their faces red like tomatoes. The way they walked down while leaning on each other, it was like looking at a newlywed couple after their honeymoon night.

‘Well… I guess it isn’t all that bad….’

They both look happy. The man at the front desk mumbled before chuckling. Then, as Seol Jihu slowly walked out of the motel, he put his hands together and prayed, May this valiant warrior have success in his defense against that sly vixen.


After leaving the motel, the couple headed straight to a restaurant. Because they spent the entire night expending their energy, their stomachs were screaming for much-needed sustenance.

Eating to his heart’s content and recovering his energy, Seol Jihu sat down at a beachside bench and rested. Because they got out of bed late, the sun was already getting ready to set.

The couple leaned their heads together, held each other’s hands, and watched the scenic sunset beach. The mood was slightly different than yesterday. Seol Jihu seemed a little dazed, almost like he was still hungover from last night’s intoxication.

In truth, Seol Jihu no longer cared about the trip. He just couldn’t escape from the dreamy night. He was so moved when he buried his face in Seo Yuhui’s breasts last night that he felt like nothing would move him to that degree again.

“I’m bored….”

Then suddenly, a quiet whisper was heard.

“I want to have fun….”

Seo Yuhui was looking at Seol Jihu with her head leaned against him.

“Ah.”

Snapping out of his daze, Seol Jihu did a double-take.

“Let’s see. We had food…. Do you want to go see something?”

Seo Yuhui shook her head.

“Do you want to walk around?”

Seo Yuhui shook her head again.

“Or… is there anything you want to do?”

It was only now that Seo Yuhui nodded. She did not say what it was that she wanted to do. But, she lowered her head a little and gave a bashful smile.

“What is it?”

Hearing Seol Jihu’s question, Seo Yuhui replied by pointing her finger in a certain direction. It was where the motel was located.

Seol Jihu was about to ask, Oh, so you want to rest? But he swallowed his words at the last second.

Seo Yuhui had definitely said she wanted to have fun. It seemed she was thinking the same thing he was thinking.

“What a coincidence. I was thinking about having fun too.”

Uhuhuhuhu, Seol Jihu laughed lecherously and then got up. Seo Yuhui was also full of smiles.

After bringing Seo Yuhui back to the same motel, Seol Jihu took the room key from the dumbfounded front-desk man and headed straight to the room.

As soon as they entered, they embraced each other and kissed. Pulling each other’s clothes off, they headed to the bedroom.

Once they reached the bed, the fun began. The bed creaked and shook as grunts and moans intermingled in the room.

The games did not show any signs of ending. For example, they played a game of multiplication where the answer to two single-digit multiplication was 54. They then changed to a wrestling game, and because Seo Yuhui was being too aggressive, she was penalized by receiving a par terre[1] from Seol Jihu.

When the winner couldn’t be decided even with that, they went back to doing some more multiplication where the answer to two single-digit multiplication was 28.

It was only then that the first round ended.

“Huk…. Huk….”

“Haa…. Haaaaaaa—”

Heavy pants spread out on the bed after the storm. With drowsy and sparkling eyes respectively, Seol Jihu and Seo Yuhui looked up at the red ceiling. Dusk had settled in completely, making the sky outside dark.

It was at this time that Seo Yuhui stealthily got up. When Seol Jihu tried to get up with her, she pressed down on his chest and pushed him back down.

Then, she safely landed her soft bum on Seol Jihu’s firm abs. When Seo Yuhui stretched out her arms, Seol Jihu did the same. With beaming smiles, the couple held each other’s hands.

The night was long. In fact, it was only just getting started.


*


“What happened?”

Kim Hannah sighed after seeing that the ‘temporarily closed’ sign was still hanging on the door. A week had passed since Seol Jihu left on his trip. Not in Paradise’s time, but in Earth’s time.

This meant three whole weeks had gone by in Paradise. Since Seol Jihu did not call even once, she couldn’t help but be worried. Although the probability was low, given Seol Jihu’s fame, it was not wrong to be at least a little suspicious.

And so, Kim Hannah was constantly on her cellphone today as in previous days.

—...Hey, Kim Hannah.

Just as she was about to hang up, the call connected.

“Hello?”

Kim Hannah’s eyes widened.

“Hey, where are you right now?”

—Me…? I’m in Hawaii….

“Still? Didn’t you say you’d be there for three days? It’s been a whole week!”

—A week…? Has it been that long…?

“You…. Wait, what’s wrong with your voice?”

Kim Hannah was about to say something when she furrowed her brows.

“Why do you sound so weak? Are you sick? Did you catch the flu or something?”

—No…. It’s not that….

At that moment, Seol Jihu’s moan suddenly rang out from the cellphone. He seemed to be clenching his teeth and holding his voice in.

“Don’t lie. It sounds like you’re in pain. Are you sure you’re okay?”

—Yeah, I’m… fine…. H-Hold on.

A rustle rang out from the cellphone, followed by Seol Jihu’s flustered voice and a woman’s giggle. Kim Hannah blinked quickly, her jaw dropping. There was no way she wouldn’t notice given how quick-witted she was.

—O-Okay. I’ll be back soon. Talk to you later.

The call hung up after a flustered reply. Kim Hannah stood frozen for some time before slowly lowering her arm. Then, she tilted her head and looked up at the sky.

However, she had to raise her arm again as her phone rang once more.

“...Who is it?”

—It’s me, Unni.

“Ah.”

—You didn’t forget about the meeting today, right?

Kim Hannah did a double-take. The caller was a younger cousin, and they even had the same alma mater, though the university had its name changed a few years ago, along with the replacement of its chairman. Because they got along ever since they were young, they often hung out together in college.

“Yeah, I know. I’m on my way.”

—Unni, I had to work really hard to arrange this meeting, so….

“I know, girl. I’ll be careful, okay? Don’t you know me?”

—...I trust you.

Kim Hannah raised an eyebrow at her cousin’s slightly gauging tone. Kim Hannah wondered if her cousin would ever find a man because of her personality, but surprisingly she was married and even had kids.

—Anyway, what gives?

“Hm? What do you mean?”

—You usually aren’t interested in things like this.

“You said you need more than money to live there. So I figured I’d get your help.”

—Are you trying to change the subject?

Kim Hannah coughed at her cousin’s sharp question.

“No, I mean, it’s a nice place. It’s the best high-rise residential apartment in Korea, has excellent infrastructure, and the schools nearby are also….”

—...Unni.

A suspicious voice flowed out.

—Are you really looking for a marital home?

“Who told you that?”

—Uncle and Aunty.

Kim Hannah sighed.

“...Well… I don’t know if you’ll believe me… but I saw a strange future….”

—Cut the crap. Who is it? When are you going to introduce him to me?

“Hey.”

—Is it today…?

“I’m getting in the taxi!”

Kim Hannah hung up. She looked at the vibrating cell phone and then shouted with a huff.

“I can’t introduce him because he’s too busy banging another girl in Hawaii!!”

She squealed before shoving the phone into her pocket. Pulling up her handbag angrily, she walked forward.

“Fuuuuuuck….”

For some reason, her ribs and sides were a little sore today.


1. A wrestling position. Look it up!

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