The goblins were punished and I had rescued Jia, Nayoung, and Jinwoo. We were all now sitting in a circle.
“Sian Lee!” Jia shouted at me. I flinched. I may not have meant to deceive her but it’s true that I did, so I had no words to say back to her.
“I’m sorry, Jia.”
Jia began to hit my arm.
Slap! Slap! Slap!
Even though it was just my arm, it still stung. She must be really angry.
“Jia, calm down,” Jinwoo said, grabbing Jia’s hands. He moved in as if he were about to hug her, but she wrapped her arms around me instead.
“I’m sorry. But are you okay?” I said, glancing at Jia’s lips and her chest. The same lips and chest that Duk-hyun had dared to put his filthy hands on. He better be in the deepest parts of Hell. It’s where he belongs.
“I’m okay. What about you? Are you hurt anywhere?” Jia asked. Still worried about me. She really is such a sweet person.
“Yeah, I’m fine,” I said, stroking Jia’s hair.
“But I had no idea that Sian was capable of that much,” Nayoung said with a proud smile.
“Sorry for what? It’s the goblins who were evil. You saved us all.”
“That’s true, but…actually, there’s something else I need to confess to you.”
Nayoung eyed me curiously. And so did Jia and Jinwoo. They’re probably bursting with curiosity at this point. What more was there about me?
“Will this be even more shocking?” Jia asked warily.
I gulped. How did she know? I had planned to tell her everything. That I’m not from this world, I’m only a woman in body, that I’m actually a man.
“Yes, it is.”
Everyone blinked as they stared in silence.
“Hey, Sian,” Jinwoo said.
“You’re not going to say you’re leaving, are you?”
He’s good. Then again, his intuition is top-notch. That’s how he became president of an entertainment company. And that’s why he accepted a pig-like Sian Lee into his company. After all, thanks to him, I had been able to bring good fortune to the company after being reborn into Sian’s body. There’s no doubt that the man has an excellent level of foresight.
“Wait, are you serious? You’re leaving me?!” Jinwoo exclaimed.
“Yes, I have to.”
Everyone’s jaw dropped at my words, especially Jia. She jumped back into my arms, sobbing and begging me not to leave. I hugged her back. Hard. I did everything I can to keep my inappropriate thoughts to myself.
“Where are you going?! Are you going to pay the contract termination fee?!” Jinwoo said.
I tossed him two of the gold pieces I had saved. Jinwoo’s mouth snapped shut.
“You want more?”
I reached into my bra and took out another piece of gold. Jinwoo’s eyes widened. Then, I continued.
“I’m not saying I’m leaving you entirely. You need to listen to me carefully. And please don’t be shocked. Okay?” I said with a smile. Of course, I knew they would be incredibly shocked. Because what I’m about to tell them was absolutely unbelievable.
“What is it?” Jinwoo said, finding his voice again.
Taking a deep breath, I started to explain.
“The truth is…I’m not from this world.”
As expected, they couldn’t believe it. With a small smile, I continued.
“I’m from another century. Also, this isn’t my body.”
Their eyes widened, begging me to explain.
“I died in a different time. The heavens allowed me to be reborn into another body. Sian’s body.”
This was going to be hard for them to understand.
“In my time, I was a man. Then, I was reborn as a girl. The original owner of this body had already died and gone to Heaven.”
“I’m right here.”
Just as I said that, I heard a voice that sounded exactly identical to mine speaking. I turned to look. I saw the original owner of my body standing with the grim reaper.
“Wow. Really? You couldn’t give me a warning?” I snapped at the Grim Reaper. The reaper held out his middle finger at me. I swear, he’s lucky he’s the Grim Reaper.
Anyways, the other three seemed confused by my sudden outburst. I quickly turned back to look at them to explain.
“Oh, the original owner of my body is here with the Grim Reaper.”
Cue more screams of shock. Jia jumped into my arms again, the look of fear on her face was evident. It made me happy. I also noticed that the original Sian was staring at me. Like she couldn’t believe this was her body. Of course, it’d be surprising for her. I had taken a body that weighed over 100kg and brought it down to just over 50. It’s almost a miracle. Anyways, I continued speaking. There was more to tell them.
“So I’m leaving now. The Grim Reaper agreed to give me my original body back while the original owner is going to return to this body.”
“And what about you?!” Jia bawled at me. I almost kissed her right then and there. The way she was looking up at me was so beautiful.
“I’ll probably go back to where I came from.”
The looks on everyone’s faces could only be defined as betrayed. It’s like they were asking me how could I leave them like this? But just then, the Grim Reaper spoke up.
“Your body is here actually.”
“Oh, really? Where?”
“At the Han River. You should hurry.”
I suddenly felt very impatient. I turned back to the three.
“Apparently, my body is at the Han River. So I need to go.”
With that, I bolted to my feet. I had to get there before something happened to my body! My original face is too handsome to waste!
“Sian, you are coming back, right?” Jia asked. Her arms were clamped around me as she looked at me with tears in her eyes. I looked down at her and nodded.
“I promise. So wait for me.”
Jia burst into more tears as I looked over at Nayoung and Jinwoo. I could tell they believed me. Then again, considering what had just occurred earlier, they’d be stupid not to believe me.
“Mr. Park. Don’t worry. I’ll be back.”
“You’re coming back as a guy?”
“Yeah. Since I was originally a guy.”
At that, Nayoung suddenly hugged herself to cover her body with both arms. Jia, on the other hand, kept her arms around me. Like she didn’t want to ever let me go. Maybe if I play my cards right, I’ll actually be able to date Jia once I come back. I would really like to. I’ve already seen everything there is anyway. She’s even used the bathroom while I was showering. What else is there to see?
“Okay. Hurry back. You don’t want anything to happen to your body. Where is the exact place? I’ll drive you there.”
“That would be nice,” I answered. I turned to the Grim Reaper.
“Where is it exactly?”
“I can’t tell you that,” the Grim Reaper answered. I repeated the answer to Jinwoo.
“He can’t tell me.”
“Well, that’s rude,” Jinwoo spat out. Oh, he did it now.
“Tell him I’ll be back to take him,” the Grim Reaper said.
“He says he’s going to take you,” I told Jinwoo. Jinwoo looked back, horrified.
“Anyways, I need to go. Wait for me, okay? I won’t be long.”
Everyone nodded. I turned back to the Grim Reaper. He began to approach me, flexing his neck and shoulders and hands.
“Are you going to hit me?”
“Of course,” the Grim Reaper answered. Then, all of a sudden, he threw a screw punch at my face.
And just like that, I was out of Sian’s body.
“Yep, this is my body,” I said, looking down at myself. I was back. Oh, I don’t mean completely. I’m still just a spirit. I still have to find my physical body.
I looked over at Sian’s body. The three were staring at it, looking incredibly sad.
“Go on,” I said to the original Sian’s spirit. Sian thanked me profusely. Yeah, yeah. No surprise there. Look at how beautiful I had made her.
“I’ll see you later…sniff.”
“Yes, yes, now hurry up. They’re getting worried,” I said with a wave. Sian walked into her original body, her spirit now joined back with her true form.
“Time for you to go as well.”
With the Grim Reaper leading, we left. I felt nervous. The thought of seeing my body again brought goosebumps to my body. And Jia. The thought of seeing her again as a man…hehe…the dirty thoughts were coming back.
“So where is it at the Han River? Come on. Tell me.”
“It’s actually not at the Han River.”
What the hell is he saying?”
“It’s hidden in the depths of a glacier in the Antarctic.”
I dare you to say that again, you asshole.
“I hid it there to prevent it from decomposing. so we have to go there.”
What the hell am I? Captain America? Why did he have to shove me into a block of ice?
“Take my hand.”
“Can’t I just punch someone?”
‘You, you bastard,” I answered to myself.
Keeping my face composed, I took hold of the Grim Reaper’s hand. With a flash, we were gone.
With another flash, I reappeared and found myself in a huge iceberg. I turned to the grim reaper to ask how the hell I was supposed to get out of here, but the Grim Reaper was already gone. Was he trying to screw me over?
I could feel myself running out of oxygen. I drew up my powers and willed an explosion to happen, determined to die again if I must.
Part of the ice began to collapse and I was able to get out. I later found out that this particular glacier was already melting and ready to collapse. That’s why it had been so easy for me to break it. Anyways, I fell into the ice-cold water and began to swim. After a while, I was back in Korea. Of course, I didn’t get here just by swimming. I climbed mountains and did other stuff here and there. Basically, it took me a whole month to arrive.
Han River Park.
I climbed out of the Han River. I swam across the Yellow Sea to the Han River and all the way to the park. Cool, huh? Probably got some saltwater mixed into this river though.
But wow, I was tired. Completely wet and dripping, I made my way over to YH Entertainment. I wanted to meet with Jinwoo first. I planned to get some money, change into some clean clothes, and then go find Jia. She was the only person I could think about right now. She was the only person I thought about during the past month. Jia. Jia. Jia.
I began to sprint. I was so fast that people did a double-take as I passed them but by then, I was already gone. It wasn’t long before I was in front of YH Entertainment…oh, wait. I thought I had been heading for the company building, but I found myself in front of the Lovely Girlz dorms.
The dorms. I’m at the dorms. I’ll be able to see Jia…but I couldn’t move. How could I see her looking like I do now? Sure, my face is as handsome as ever, but I’m a mess.
“Let’s go back.”
So I turned around, ignoring my fervent desire to see Jia. As soon as I did, my eyes fell on a girl. She was beautifully slender with just the barest hint of curves. Her face was pretty as well, but with heavy makeup like she was going to a club. It was Jia. The girl I’ve been waiting to see for so long. But when Jia saw me, she just looked at me with sad, pitiful eyes.
“Excuse me, mister. If you go over there, they’ll give you free food and clothes. You should go and get yourself some.”
In a daze, I said her name and took a step forward. Jia immediately took a step back.
“Do you know me…? Who…who are you…?”
“It’s me. Sian…”
I immediately jumped up and took my footing in the air to walk towards her. Jia froze.
All of a sudden, she giggled.
But there were tears in her eyes as well.
“Hey, Jia. I’m back. Sorry, I’m a little late,” I said as I stepped down towards her. I stood there, waiting for Jia to respond. She’s not disappointed in the way I look, is she? I really hope not. I know I’ve said this multiple times before, but I really do want to date Jia. Maybe even marry her.
“A little late?” Jia said, finally looking up at me. My heart fell. The sight of her crying was enough to break my heart.
“A little late?”
And then, Jia slapped me. Right in the face.
And basically, that was the first intense meeting between me in my original body and Jia. Afterward, we started dating. Obviously, I became a manager of Lovely Girlz and Jia’s primary manager. Probably the strongest, most skilled-in-combat manager there is.