tter to do in the morning—he decided to show up half an hour early, but she was already here, waiting for him?

“…Good to see you again.” Kang Jin-Ho bowed his head slightly as a greeting.

The smile on Choi Yeon-Ha ’s face became even more radiant as she lightly grasped his sleeve and tugged him toward her table.
“Let ’s talk after we take our seats.”

“Hold on, I should at least order my—”

“It ’s okay.
This place has waiters.”


Everyone supposedly had an ’identical twin ’ somewhere out there, and it seemed that the ’twin ’ of Kang Jin-Ho ’s father was running a cafe in this place.
They were uncannily similar in that they both went against the flow of the current trends while miraculously managing to stay afloat.

Kang Jin-Ho and Choi Yeon-Ha settled down at her table.
She waited until the waiter took their orders and left before addressing Kang Jin-Ho.
“How have you been?”

“Well…” Kang Jin-Ho leaned back, remembering all those events that had happened to him recently.
He even began thinking that it had to be the first time since his return to the modern era that he had gotten embroiled in so many events in such a brief window of time.
“…I ’ve been alright.
Nothing remarkable has happened, after all.”

“Oh, I see.
It ’s good to hear that.” Choi Yeon-Ha continued to smile brightly.

Kang Jin-Ho quietly studied her face.

’…Not bad. ’

Of course, he wasn ’t talking about her looks but her attitude.
Kang Jin-Ho didn ’t know much about this person named Choi Yeon-Ha.
However, he could still understand how amazing this woman was—all thanks to Kang Eun-Yeong ’s impassioned explanations.

Considering that entertainers and celebrities were held in high esteem in the current era, Choi Yeon-Ha ’s standing in society had to be very high, objectively speaking.
Which would have made her schedule jam-packed with barely any room for a breather.

Despite that, she showed up thirty minutes before the appointment time and was clearly doing her best to please him.
Maybe it was not a bad idea, after all, to talk to her, then?

Kang Jin-Ho briefly nodded, then addressed her.
“I heard from my sister Eun-Yeong that you wanted to see me, Miss Choi.”

“Eun-Yeong… Ah, you mean Miss Se-Ah.
Yes, I did.”

“May I ask what ’s this all about?”

Choi Yeon-Ha didn ’t immediately answer and cautiously studied Kang Jin-Ho ’s demeanor.
And she immediately concluded that beating around the bush would not work with him.

’Wow, she really sent him alone here! ’

Choi Yeon-Ha expected Kang Eun-Yeong to explain a few things to lower Kang Jin-Ho ’s wariness while setting up this meeting.
But that girl didn ’t seem to have said anything before sending her brother here.
This realization left this strange taste in her mouth.

As expected, trying to explain everything from scratch was not going to be easy.
On the other hand, though…
Kang Jin-Ho still came here without knowing anything, which could imply that he held some favorable impression of Choi Yeon-Ha.

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No actress alive would feel great after being seen as a statue by other people, after all.
And that included Choi Yeon-Ha, of course.

She quietly licked her lips, wondering how she should respond.
Using her silver tongue to convince Kang Jin-Ho was certainly an option, but…
Judging from what she had observed of his personality or what Kang Eun-Yeong had told her, haphazardly convincing him could backfire on her rather spectacularly.

So, Choi Yeon-Ha decided to go straight for the jugular.
“Mister Kang Jin-Ho.”


“Do you have any thoughts of becoming an actor?”

Kang Jin-Ho ’s expression was instantly dyed in shock and stupefaction.
“An actor, you say?”

An actor.”

Kang Jin-Ho became utterly speechless at Choi Yeon-Ha ’s forthright reply and could only stare at her dumbfoundedly.

Before he sobered up sufficiently enough to say something, the waiter showed up at the table with the ordered coffee.
“Here are your orders of lungo and ice lungo.”

Kang Jin-Ho waited until the waiter was gone before gulping down the cup of cold lungo in one go.
Only then did his tongue, frozen stiff from the shock, feel like it had regained its mobility.
After putting the cup down, he muttered to Choi Yeon-Ha.
“I ’m having a slightly difficult time trying to understand your suggestion.”

Choi Yeon-Ha grinned back at him.
“I ’m sure you ’re surprised.”

Considerably…” Kang Jin-Ho nodded hurriedly.

Choi Yeon-Ha ’s grin deepened at his response.
Her smile was genuine rather than the usual fake business one she often had to resort to using.

’Really now.
He ’s such a unique man… ’

Kang Jin-Ho was certainly a ’unique ’ person, but he didn ’t respond negatively to the suggestion, which was a good sign.
Some people in this world were markedly different from everyone else and imparted an unpleasant impression overall.
On the other hand, some people came across as ’fresh ’ and ’unusual ’ precisely because they were different.
To Choi Yeon-Ha, Kang Jin-Ho fit the latter category.
He was unique and different, but that difference didn ’t make him a burden or a sore thumb to everyone else.

Choi Yeon-Ha took a sip of her drink before continuing, “I don ’t know what your opinion on this matter is like, Mister Jin-Ho, but I believe you have a knack for acting.”

Kang Jin-Ho narrowed his eyes.
“Such an analysis is usually based on something.
Can you tell me what that is?”

“What if I told you it ’s a woman ’s intuition?”

“…Then, I must advise you not to invest in the stock market.”

Choi Yeon-Ha giggled back at him.
“Thank you for your advice.
I was merely joking, anyway.
An individual ’s talent for acting can only be evaluated after they perform first.
Mister Jin-Ho, have you ever seen the footage of yourself acting before?”

“No, I haven ’t…”

“Of course.
Your scene hasn’t aired yet, after all.
After editing out your voice from the footage, we ended up with a pretty amazing scene overall.”

Choi Yeon-Ha wasn ’t exaggerating.
The scene really was amazing.
And no, it wasn ’t because Kang Jin-Ho was a good-looking man.

The cameras used for filming always accentuated the actors ’ good looks.
But with Kang Jin-Ho…
His handsome looks not only seared the camera lens, but it even perfectly harmonized with the background to create a jaw-dropping masterpiece on screen.

’At least on his looks alone, he was born to make movies.
I ’m sure of it! ’ 

Choi Yeon-Ha steeled her resolve once more and began her in-depth explanation.
“I ’ve been involved in the film industry all my adult life, Mister Jin-Ho.
Even if you think you know yourself the best, I ’m confident in evaluating your acting ability better than you.
And the way I see it, you simply have to become an actor, Mister Jin-Ho.
I ’ve already found a suitable role for you.
As long as you ’re willing, I ’ll do my best to assist you.
So, what do you think?”

Her lengthy explanation was rewarded by a comparatively much shorter and just as deflating reply from Kang Jin-Ho.
“No thank you.
I ’m not interested.”

’Noona ’ is a masculine honorific for ’older sister ’.
Just like ’hyung ’, though, you don ’t have to be related by blood to use this term.

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