The Evolution of Young and Eun-soo’s Relationship
“Carry On” by Ali
The look of fear and disdain Eun-soo gives Young when she sees him standing there, coming to kidnap her from modern South Korea.
The look of relief and happiness Eun-soo gives Young when she sees him standing there, coming to “kidnap” her from Ki Chul’s house.
Young, slapping away Eun-soo’s hand, so very angry that she treated him instead of letting him die.
Eun-soo’s hand on Young’s face, not being rejected for the first time since she’s met this man. Young smiling openly in front of her for the first time. Inside that smile is happiness to see her safe and determination to send her back to her world.
This is how he used to stand behind her. Her body struggling to get away from. His body forced to hold her back. Eun-soo desperately trying to go back to her world. Young desperately trying to keep her here, while wanting to send her back to keep his promise.
This is how he sits behind her now. Her body leaning into him. His body leaning into her. Eun-soo quietly saying she knows when she can go back to her world. Young listening silently, wanting to keep her here, not wanting to keep his promise anymore.
See how Young pulls her hands close, eager to die, feeling that he deserves death and her anger for being unable to send her back to her world.
See how Young pulls her hands close now, eager to feel her warm hands, knowing that he has let go of them soon, sad that he has to send her back to her world.
Eun-soo looking upon a stranger- her kidnapper and her patient. Eun-soo eavesdropping on Young telling his tragic back-story that made him into a cold, distant, and disillusioned warrior. A warrior forcibly bound to the Woodalchi and his king.
Eun-soo looking upon an all-too-familiar face now- her savior and dare she say it? Her love. Eun-soo eavesdropping on Young, ordering his loyal men, being a true leader. A warrior willfully bound by love and faith to his men and king.
Eun-soo reaching out to heal him. Young looking at her angry and unwilling, unsure of who this woman is.
Young reaching out to heal her. Young looking at Eun-soo tenderly, eager for her to get well, eager to save her, and happy to see her being Eun-soo.
This is how he used to look at Eun-soo being over-excited.
This how he looks at her now.
This is where Eun-soo used to point her sword.
This is where she points now.
“Annoyed versus Adoration” Series
Closing his eyes to her versus Can’t keep them open long enough to take her all in.
Ignoring everything she says versus Answering to everything she says
Telling shippers to come back early versus Telling shippers to go away.
Young’s reaction to Eun-soo saying, “Come over here,” then and now.
Young’s reaction to her “nonsense” before versus his reaction now.
Do you guys remember how many times Young pushed Eun-soo away, not wanting her to touch him? This is what he does now.
A partnership- an equal relationship. How much do I love that he leaned on her shoulder first?
Remember that surly and sleepy attitude? Always looking away. Always wanting to be alone. This is what Young looks like now.
Eun-soo, Eun-soo, my dear Eun-soo. Oh, how you have changed a man. Oh, how you have changed yourself! In the beginning, you didn’t want to save lives or be involved in politics. But for one man, you now throw yourself in the middle of it and surround yourself with blood. I love you, Eun-soo. And if I find out that you are a time-traveler that waited years or lifetimes to save the person you love, you have my soul as well as my heart.
My dear Young and Eun-soo,
Oh, how much you have changed and grown because of each other! Watching your relationship and character grow has been such a joy. Watching your love blossom has been sweet and sad. I don’t know what future awaits for you two but be it happy or sad, I will love you two as much as you loved each other.
For comments guys, I would love to see your own little note of love (or rant) for Young and/or Eun-soo. Of course, you’re not obliged to and any other form of comment will be welcomed. So comment away (or not)!