FAUX-K-STORIES: MARRIAGE CONTRACT #4

Mr. Darcy is Lonely


Keywords: Korean Drama, Marriage Contract, Kdrama recap, K-drama, #Kdrama #MarriageContract

Warning!

Faux-K-stories are intended for the purpose of satire, parody, and criticism. None of the depictions of characters and events are true. While the specific show “Marriage Contract ” is used as the basis, many elements of other Korean dramas are used as reference. Read at your own peril. 
Click for Part #3 “Who is HAN JI-HOON?” 


While the “Mr. Darcy” architype tends to come off as being rude, snobbish, and judgmental to those they are not comfortable with.  However, it is a different story with those they are at ease with. There is almost a childlike dependence to those emotional relationships.

Interview:
---Park Jo-joon, Childhood friend and general manager of the restaurant “The Promise”

I remember the first time I met Han Ji-hoon. Wow, it has been almost 30 years ago. This was before Han Ji-hoon went to live with his father, the chairman, and his family. Now he is the son of a rich capitalist but then he was just a shy and lonely kid of a single parent who didn’t make friends easily. But he loved music. And that is how we became friends.

I wasn’t a popular kid also. In fact, people say that I haven’t changed much from then other than my hair. I had some great looking hair at the time. It wasn’t like now. As you can see, my hairline has receded more than I like. I’m still just 37 years old! What? You thought I was in my 40s?

Well…I’ve always looked mature for my age group even 3 decades ago. How was Han Ji-hoon? He was always a handsome devil who was quite popular with the ladies. However, since he was a shy boy, he didn’t really notice this until we went to college. Oh we didn’t go to the same school. He went to Seoul National. He was rather good at the studying.

Anyway, we became friends because I had a guitar at the time. It wasn’t too fancy but it did the job. Han Ji-hoon was not allowed to have one since his mother thought it was vulgar. He did take piano lessons but he didn’t particularity enjoy that instrument. There is nothing as cool as acoustic guitar after all. Even those electric ones cannot come close.

It was a few years after we bonded that Han Ji-hoon went to live with his father. I think that it was his mother’s idea at the time. This was during the period when the chairman stopped coming by her house. But this is just me. I don’t really know the details other than what I witnessed. I was at  Han Ji-hoon’s home a lot. I remember it was a sad day seeing Han Ji-hoon ride off in a black expensive looking foreign town car. It wasn’t raining but it felt liked it… 

---End of Interview

After college, Park Jo-joon went to work at a small factory. However, he was brought about to the “The Promise” project when Han Ji-hoon took control over it. Park Jo-joon was given the position of general manager which many see him being unqualified for. Not only does he have no experience in the field of restaurants, he doesn’t have experience in management on this scale. Many assumed that the only reason Park Jo-joon was brought in was that he was the only friend Han Ji-hoon had that he could rely on. And there is at least some truth to it.  




Warning!

Faux-K-stories are intended for the purpose of satire, parody, and criticism. None of the depictions of characters and events are true. While the specific show “Marriage Contract” is used as the basis, many elements of other Korean dramas are used as reference. Read at your own peril. 




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