달콤한 남자 (Sweet Guy)

Chapter 12

Sweet Guy Chapter 12

Author/Illustrator: Hae Jin

(Left to right, top to bottom)


Page 1

school bell rings


slides open


You awake now?

Oh, yeah…


I brought your bag. Let’s go home.

Okay...


Page 2

slide

Here, take it.


What’s this?

What do you think? It’s an umbrella.

No, I’m not asking about that. I meant did you buy this?


turn

Don't be ridiculous. A middle-schooler like me don’t have any money for that. | I brought it from my house.


Page 3

Let’s just get home quickly.


dash


hug


Page 4

tightly


Hey… Hyung-Woo?


Carry me. I feel dizzy.

...Seriously, do you wanna die?


Page 5(No dialogues)


Page 6

This bastard… what the hell is he saying right now…

tha-thump

tha-thump

You know…


I’ve been feeling anxious for 15 years, thinking I might lose you…

tha-thump

slide

tha-thump


tha-thump


rip

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That if I accidentally let out my true emotions and you become aware of it,


Page 7

rip

You’ll throw me away.

rip


But then, as time passed, I was unable to hide them from you… It scared me. Although now, it doesn’t matter a bit since you can hear them all.


The point is, that I love y--

slap


Page 8

Wait a minute, what…


What the hell are you suddenly talking about!!

screech

flinch


You said you wouldn’t get mad at me.

Is that the problem right now?! Seriously, you…

I thought it was something really serious!


Page 9

You told me earlier that you ‘used to have’ a food source! So then I thought, ‘Oh, something must’ve happened to him,’ and that you were worried about that…

tap

I thought you were talking about that, but…


slide


Ugh, what is this…

I was feeling tensed up for nothing...

slide down


Page 10

tha-thump

tha-thump


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Min-Hoon.

tha-thump

Wait. Don’t speak yet.

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… I can hear your heartbeat.

tha-thump

Damn it, my privacy...


Page 11

You don’t say.


How long has it been since the day you got drunk and bit my lips?

One, two…


It was just the day before yesterday.

Two days ago.


It’s only been two days. Two.

This isn’t “Romeo and Juliet,” why’s all this happening in only three days?


Our situation is worse than theirs.


Page 12

You, me…


Sigh…

For now, do you wanna go in?

No. Finish this conversation here.


You said you didn’t want to involve me in this, right?


Page 13

That from the start,


You tried not to establish a relationship with me.


Yet, the reason you couldn’t do that was… Yeah.


So in conclusion, you couldn’t say anything about yourself even though you’ve stayed beside me the whole time--


Page 14

These are the things that happened before I got bitten by you, am I right?

Yeah.


That’s why this guy tried to hide it from me…

But I made him confess all of that.


Let me be clear to you about one thing:


Page 15

I have no intentions of throwing you away. That stays the same, the past till right now.

We’ve already been together for 15 years with only non-verbal communication, so don’t say shit like that.


And I’m sorry, but I don’t regret one bit about having to make you talk about the situation.

Since I could understand you through it.


However…

That’s enough.


Page 16

...What?


I told you, that’s enough.


I only said those things because you told me to.

I already know what your reply would be.


Page 17

If you’d keep staying by my side, that’s good enough for me.


Since you’re by my side.


What’s with… that?


...Can I hug you?


Page 18

The words “Isn’t that a bit too sad?” kept crossing my mind…

But because those were words I shouldn’t have said…

...I couldn’t say a single thing.