Several months later, Xiah, Jaejoong, Max and U-Know were browsing the internet when they came across an article.
“Missing Billionaire Heiress Dercie Holden Finally Found After Six Years....Soon To Be Married To Young CEO Daniel Smith”
With the article was a big picture of Derline and Daniel going out of a hotel. The DBSK boys didn't know what to say. They were very sad that Micky and Derline didn't end with each other.
“So she's really going to marry Daniel after all,” Max said with sadness.
“I guess it is really their fate to be apart,” Jaejoong commented.
“Better close that before Micky returns and he sees that,” U-Know reminded the others.
“See what?” Micky was already behind them He had already seen the article that they were reading.
“Micky...” U-Know tried to talk to Micky.
“I am okay. Don't worry. I am already over her,” Micky said with a blank reaction.
The other DBSK members knew that he was lying. Ever since he and Derline parted ways, he had never once forgotten her. He would always lose himself when the topic about love came up. He would also change the topic or just simply avoid talking about love and girls. So they truly believe that he hasn't gotten over Derline yet.
“She's getting married. Good for her. Daniel is a good man. Remind me to send her a gift,” Micky said without emotion.
The other DBSK boys just looked at Micky with pity. They knew that he was hurting inside. They didn't say anything else. They didn't want to add more hurt to their friend. For the past several months, Micky had been waiting for Derline to secretly contact him. But days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months and she still didn't contact him. Until one day, Micky had finally decided to give up. He didn't want to wait for Derline anymore. He promised himself that he would try to forget her.
And now, he finally knew why she hasn't contacted him. She had really forgotten about him. And she was finally going to marry Daniel. His heart was breaking and even if he tried to hold back his tears, he couldn't stop himself. He cried as he turned his back on his friends.
The DBSK boys knew that he was already crying. They could see that he was already trying to hide his tears. They wanted to comfort their friend, but they just decided to watch as he silently left. He needed some time to be alone.
After 3 years, the DBSK members were in the same hotel again while preparing for a concert in Japan. They have just arrived in the hotel after an interview in a TV station. They were about to go straight to the elevator when a little girl about 2 years old, ran towards them.
Jaejoong immediately noticed the little girl. She was very beautiful. She had a very long black hair tied into two pony tails. She also had such rosy cheeks that added a very special attraction to her already charming face. She was like a small angel. The baby ran straight to them as if someone was running after her. The baby was very happy as if she had seen someone she knew. Jaejoong was very fond of the baby that he quickly picked her up and started to play with her.
“Hello there! little girl. What's your name?” Jaejoong asked sweetly in Japanese.
“She seems to be of a different nationality. She may not understand Japanese,” Xiah said to Jaejoong.
“Oh...She's very pretty,” Jaejoong said with admiration.
“Where are your parents, little girl?” U-Know asked as he also played with the child.
“Papa,” the child said as she was pointing to Micky.
Micky smiled. “Where's your papa?” he asked in English.
“You,” the child answered.
“What?” Jaejoong asked with a big laugh.
“Papa,” the baby said again with a sweet smile.
Micky's heart suddenly skipped a beat. There was something very familiar about the child. He couldn't understand it, but the child reminded him of Derline.
“Hey! Micky, the baby thinks you're his daddy,” Jaejoong said with a laugh again.
“Maybe his daddy looks like Micky. Where could her parents be?” Xiah said as he started to look around the hotel lobby.
“How could they just leave a baby like this?” Micky said with concern.
“Come on, maybe we should bring her to the front desk,” U-Know said to the others.
“Papa,” the child said again as she tried to reach for Micky.
Micky took the child from Jaejoong. And as he held her, he felt a warm feeling that he can't understand.
“Why are you calling me papa? I'm not your papa,” Micky said with a smile.
“Sora,” a voice said.
They all looked at where the voice came from. They were all shocked to see Derline.
“Hello,” she greeted.
Micky didn't know what to do. He wanted to run away or hide. He didn't have the heart to face Derline now. He was still trying to forget her.
“What are you doing here?” Micky asked coldly.
“To see you,” she said with love in her eyes.
“To see me? You're kidding right?” Micky asked as if unable to believe.
“No, I'm not. I still love you and I want to come back to you,” Derline said with tears in her eyes.
Xiah, Jaejoong, Max and U-Know just watched as the two talked. They knew Micky still loved Derline very much, but he had been hurt so much that he has grown cold. As for Derline, they could see she was still in love with Micky. The boys didn't know how Micky and Derline's meeting will end. They all hoped it won't be another sad ending.
“Come back to me? Don't you think you're a little too late to say that?” Micky asked sarcastically. He was angry with her for disappearing for 3 years.
“Am I?” she asked with extreme sadness in her eyes.
“Yes! You're already 3 years too late. I already have somebody new in my life,” Micky answered.
Jaejoong, U-Know, Xiah and Max sighed. They had all forgotten about Micky's new girlfriend, Sun-Hee. They have only been going out for a couple of months now. After Derline left, Micky had been in deep depression over losing her. It took him over a year to get things straight, and finally try to move on with his life. By the second year, Micky had started dating again. And after finally meeting Sun-Hee, he finally decided to try and have another relationship again. They didn't know if Micky was already in love with Sun-Hee. But what they were very sure of was the fact that Micky still loved Derline very much.
“I know, you already have a girlfriend. Her name's Sun-Hee right? I'm sorry, if I'm 3 years late in coming back to you. Please believe me, I wanted to come back earlier. But I couldn't....I just couldn't,” Derline said while sobbing. Tears were already flowing from her eyes.
The other DBSK members couldn't help but feel so sorry for Derline. Their hearts were breaking just seeing her cry. They could feel the pain that she was feeling. Max wanted to run to her side and comfort her. But he just controlled himself.
“I'm sorry too. But I just can't accept you now,” Micky said with sadness in his eyes.
“I know.....Even if I explained why I was gone for three years, it still wouldn't change the fact that you already have someone new in your life,” she said.
“I'm sorry,” Micky said as tears were starting to form in his eyes.
Derline tried to hold herself back from crying.
“Well, even if I am late. I hope it's still not too late to introduce you to someone,” she tried to smile.
“Introduce me to someone?” Micky asked as if confused.
“Micky meet Sora, your daughter,” Derline said with a smile.
Micky looked at the little girl he was holding. He couldn't believe he has child with Derline. The little girl hugged Micky tightly.
“Papa,” the little girl said.
The other DBSK members couldn't believe what they heard. Micky had a child with Derline. They felt pity for the little girl. She wouldn't be able to see her parents together.
“Sora.....?” Micky asked Derline.
“Remember the last time we were together, I told you if I was given the chance to have a daughter, I would name her Sora?” Derline said with a bitter smile.
Micky suddenly remembered the day that they were in the balcony of Derline's room, looking at the sky. And then he remembered what happened between them.
Micky felt his heart suddenly stopped beating. As if in that instant, he just wanted to die. He didn't know what to do and what to say. He was holding his child in his arms and the girl he had loved with his all his heart was standing in front of him with tears in her eyes.
As he was about to say something, a girl suddenly approached them.
“Hello Micky! Sorry I'm late. We're still going out aren't we?” the girl asked sweetly.
Micky suddenly snapped out from what he was thinking and looked at the girl standing right next to him. She had been with him these past few months and he couldn't just leave her because Derline suddenly came back.
“Oh! What a cute baby! What's your name sweetheart?” Sun-Hee asked sweetly.
“Sora...” the child answered.
“Sora, what a wonderful name,” Sun-Hee said.
“Papa,” the child said to Micky again.
Sun-Hee laughed. “That's totally cute. She thinks you're her father. Where's your mother, little girl?” she asked.
The little girl pointed at Derline. Sun-Hee looked at Derline. She had a strange feeling seeing Derline. Micky had talked about his past love and somehow she was certain that the woman standing in front of her was the woman Micky told her about.
“I am sorry, if we're bothering you guys. We should be leaving,” Derline said. She slowly approached Micky. And carefully she took Sora from Micky.
As soon as Derline took Sora from Micky, the child started to cry.
“Papa,” Sora said as she cried. She was trying to reach for Micky.
Micky felt so confused. He wanted to have the child back in his arms. Seeing Sora cry was breaking his heart into pieces.
Sun-Hee looked at Micky, then at the child, then at Derline. She didn't say a word. But she had already felt that there was something going on as soon as she arrived.
“Goodbye, Micky....I hope you'll be happy,” Derline said and then she slowly walked away.
Micky just watched as Derline started to walk away. Sora was still crying and calling for him. He wanted to run after her, but Sun-Hee was holding his arm. It was as if she knew what he was thinking, and was preventing him from doing it.
Xiah, Jaejoong, Max and U-Know saw and heard everything that happened. Their hearts were breaking into pieces. They didn't want Derline and Micky to end in such a sad way. How they wished they can help set things right. Sun-Hee was a nice girl. And they didn't have anything against her. But they all wanted Micky to end up with Derline, especially now that they have a child.
“Who is she?” Sun-Hee asked Micky.
“Just someone I know,” Micky answered.
Max was so angry with Micky. He couldn't believe that he was just going to let Derline go. He was about to talk with Micky when Henry appeared.
“Can we talk?” Henry asked Micky.
“What is it now?” Micky asked with irritation.
“We should talk. There is something very important that I think you should know,” Henry said with a serious tone.
The DBSK boys, Sun-Hee and Henry went to the restaurant of the hotel. As soon as all of them were seated, Henry immediately started to speak.
“Micky, I know you're angry with Derline for leaving you three years sgo. But please understand, she had her reasons. Her grandfather was threatening her that if she didn't break up with you, he would do everything in his power to ruin your career. And not only your career, but also the careers of your friends, “ Henry started to explain.
Jaejoong, Xiah, U-Know and Max were shocked to hear Derline's real reason for leaving. They thought that she left because their company wanted her and Micky to break up. They never thought that she had also done it to save their careers as well. After hearing the truth, they pitied her more.
“We could have solved it together. She didn't have to suddenly pack up and leave,” Micky said to Henry.
Henry smiled bitterly. “Tell me, how can you fight with a billionaire that has connections in almost every part of the world? He can easily make a call and end your careers instantly, just like that,” he said.
“I was waiting for her to contact me, to even send me a single note saying she was fine....she was missing me....Do you know how much I have suffered after she left?” Micky asked Henry.
“I know you suffered. I kept a close watch on you as I have promised her I would,” Henry answered.
“What do you mean?” Micky asked.
“You're not the only one who suffered for the past three years. She has also suffered a lot. More than you can ever imagine. After she left you, she returned to her grandfather. Then they immediately scheduled for her operation. Two weeks after your night together, she was already being prepared for the operation when the doctors found out that she was pregnant. They couldn't continue with the operation since there was a big possibility that the child will die if they continued with it. They wanted Derline to abort the child so they can continue with the operation. But she refused. She told them that she would rather die than abort the child she was carrying. They explained to her that her condition isn't stable enough for her to have a safe pregnancy. There was a big possibility that her heart might suddenly give up anytime. And that meant that the baby had no chance to live anyway no matter what decision she made. But she just continued being stubborn, and told them that she would try to fight for her life until the child can be delivered safely. So during those months she was carrying your child, her condition became worst,” Henry narrated.
“But I thought he was going to marry Daniel. We saw an article in the internet several months after they broke up, “ Max said to Henry.
Henry smiled again. “It was her grandfather's doing. He wanted to make Micky believe that she had forgotten about him. During her pregnancy, she was locked up to prevent her from going back to Micky. As for me, I was made to promise to never interfere with what his grandfather was doing. In return, I was allowed to keep an eye on you guys and give her information regarding everything that was happening to Micky,” Henry continued to narrate.
The DBSK boys couldn't believe what they were hearing. It was too much to bear. They wanted to cry for Derline and everything that she had went through.
“There were times during her pregnancy that the doctors didn't think she would survive. But she always fought for her life and especially the life of the baby inside her. She was able to deliver the baby on the eighth month of her pregnancy. As soon as she gave birth to the child, the doctors immediately performed the heart transplant. One week after her operation, something went wrong. Her body was rejecting the new heart that they gave her. So they immediately performed a second operation. Two weeks after the second heart transplant, she went into a coma. She had been in a coma for the past two years, Micky. That's why she couldn't return to you earlier....” Henry said.
Micky couldn't breathe. It was like a bomb had suddenly exploded and his heart was torn into pieces. He had never imagined that Derline was going through so much for the past 3 years.
“She had only come out of her coma, a few days ago. And as soon as she opened her eyes, you were the first one she was looking for. Her grandfather has already realized his mistake and is already giving her freedom to choose whomever she wants as long as she is happy. So you don't have anything to worry about anymore,” Henry said.
The other DBSK members wanted to tell Micky to go look for Derline immediately. They wanted Micky to give Derline the happiness she deserved. She had been through so much. So they wanted to see her happy.
Sun-Hee who was listening to what Henry said had tears in her eyes already. She gently touched Micky's hand, and opened his palm. Then she gently gave him back the ring that he had given her.
Micky looked at the ring in his hand, then at Sun-Hee.
Sun-Hee smiled. “If there's someone that you should give your love to, I think the perfect person would be Derline and not me. She had already gone through so much suffering for you. I don't think I can ever match the kind of love that she has for you. So I've decided to let you go. Find her quickly, and once you have finally found her, promise me that you'll never let her go,” Sun-Hee said as tears were running down her cheeks.
Micky didn't know what to say. He gently kissed Sun-Hee goodbye, and immediately ran out of the restaurant. As he was leaving, Henry told him something.
“Derline is leaving on a flight to Paris tonight. I wish you all the luck,” he said with a smile.
The other DBSK boys immediately followed Micky out of the restaurant. Micky had quickly gotten a taxi and ordered it to go to the airport.
The other DBSK boys rode on a different taxi. They wanted to follow Micky and see if they can help in anyway. They were very nervous. They were hoping and praying that Micky will be able to find her in time. They wanted a happy ending for their friend and Derline.
Micky immediately arrived at the airport. He didn't know where to go. He was already running as he was searching for Derline and Sora. He was constantly calling for Derline. He was hoping that she would somehow be able to hear him calling her.
The other DBSK boys had already reached the airport as well. They also started to search for Micky and Derline. They found Micky calling for Derline. They couldn't help but pity their friend. He was already desperate.
“I can't find her,” Micky told them.
“Come on. Let's all look for her. She's still here, I just know it,” Max said with determination.
“Come on, let's all look in different parts of the airport,” Jaejoong said to Micky.
“Don't give up so easily,” U-Know said to Micky.
The DBSK boys started to look for Derline again. Micky was already crying out of desperation. He was thinking that he was going to lose Derline again. And this time, it might be the last chance he could ever have to win her back.
While Micky was calling for Derline. He heard a child crying from afar. Somehow it attracted his attention. He immediately went to where the cry was coming from.
Micky's heart suddenly stopped when he suddenly found Derline holding Sora behind a telephone booth. Derline was somehow trying to hide from him.
“Derline....” Micky said.
“Micky....” Derline said as he looked at Micky who was very tired from searching the whole airport.
“Are you hiding from me?” Micky asked.
“I....” Derline didn't know what to say. She had already seen Micky searching for her and Sora while she was about to go to the departure area. And after their conversation in the hotel, she had promised herself that she would never bother Micky again. That's why she decided to hide. She knew that if she talked with him again, she would never have the heart to leave him afterwards. “Why are you here?” she asked Micky.
Micky didn't know what to say. He just stood in front of Derline, looking at her and Sora. The child was already calling him over and over again. He wanted to hold her daughter in his arms. Seeing her brought him so much joy, he can't explain.
“Our plane is about to leave. We have to go,” she said to Micky as she gently pulled her daughter away.
Micky suddenly pulled Derline's hand and pulled her into his arms. He held her so close that he could feel her heart beating wildly.
“Are you really leaving me?” he asked.
Derline looked into Micky's eyes. “Why did you follow us? I thought you said you already have someone new? Go back. I have already thought about what you have said and you're right. I am already 3 years late. So I can't come back to you anymore. You already have your own world. If I enter it now, I may ruin it again,” she said with sadness.
“When you entered my life before, you didn't ruin it. You gave it meaning. And now if you enter my life again, you will be giving me a reason for living. So please don't go. I love you....I still love you,” Micky said with tears in his eyes.
Derline’s heart was beating wildly. She didn't think that this would actually come true.
Micky suddenly drew her closer. And slowly he lowered his head and he gently kissed her. And as they kissed, their world somehow suddenly stopped. It was as if the world had suddenly centered around them. They were two lost souls who have been searching for one another. And now they have finally found each other. As they kissed each other passionately, it was as if all the angels in heaven were singing to rejoice their finding one another finally after spending countless lifetimes.
Micky and Derline didn't know that Xiah, Jaejoong, U-Know and Max were already watching them from a distance. Sora had left her parents side and went straight to Jaejoong. The other DBSK members were very happy seeing Micky and Derline finally together. They hoped and prayed that Derline and Micky will finally have the chance to love one another without any problems.
After a year, Derline and Micky were in the balcony of their newly bought house in Korea. There were looking at the night sky.
“Do you think there are others who have experienced the same things that we have experienced?” Derline asked Micky while he was hugging her.
“I don't know. Do you know it is very rare to go searching for a past love?” Micky asked jokingly.
Micky suddenly hugged Derline tighter. “Angry?” he asked as he gently kissed her on the cheek.
“Have you ever wondered about what could have happened if we didn't end up with one another?” Derline asked.
“No, because deep in my heart I knew that I was going to love you forever,” Micky said with a sweet smile.
Derline looked at Micky. She had never been so happy. Being in his arms was the most satisfying feeling that she had ever had. She was thankful that she was given the chance to experience it. And she promised herself that she will forever cherish his love for her.
Micky looked at Derline. She was the most beautiful woman he had ever laid his eyes on. He was very lucky to have her. He promised himself that he would do everything for her. And that he would never do anything to hurt her. He also promised himself that he would protect her and love her with all his heart.
Micky kissed Derline passionately. They have never felt so right about anything except the feeling they have whenever they are in each other's arms. They have gone through so many pains and heart aches, that they have promised each other that no matter what happens they will always be together.
“Papa....Mama....I am sleepy. I want to go to bed.,” Sora said as she gently pulled her mother's robe.
Micky looked at Sora. As time passed by, she was becoming more and more beautiful. He had a feeling of being complete whenever he looked at Sora and Derline. He suddenly thought about what Derline had asked him earlier. He can't even start to imagine a life without them.
“Does my baby want papa to tell her a story?” Micky asked sweetly.
“Yes!” Sora replied happily.
Micky smiled. He had already thought of a perfect story. “Once upon a time, a beautiful girl fell in love with a very handsome man.....” he started to narrate.
Derline laughed as she heard the story. “Very handsome?” she asked with a laugh.
“Hey! No interfering... I am telling a story........” Micky said with a laugh too.
Derline just nodded and smile. Sora sat on Micky's lap and was listening very carefully to what he was saying. It was a perfect picture of love.
“So what happened after the girl fell in love with the man?” Sora asked.
Micky looked at Sora, then he started to speak. “After falling in love.... the girl and the man encountered many problems until one day the girl died.”
“That's so sad... I mean the girl died,” Sora said.
“Well yes, the girl died but after being reincarnated again she finally found him and they lived happily ever after,” Micky said with a smile. He tried to cut short the story so he could send Sora quickly to bed.
Sora looked at his father confusedly. “Papa....What's re...in..car....what?” she asked.
Micky laughed. He then caressed Sora's beautiful long hair. “You'll know about it when you grow up. As of now it's time for bed, my little princess,” he said as he gently carried Sora.
“Time to go bed already?” Sora asked with a pout.
“Yes,” Derline replied.
“Tomorrow I'll be telling you another story,” Micky said with a smile.
“Yeahhh!!!!” Sora cheered.
Derline followed Micky and Sora into the house. They have each other now. Their love have already stood the test of time. And they have promised each other that they will always love each other no matter what happens. And no matter what the future holds, they will face it together.