Future Queen of South Korea
16 years old
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
Jayne Torvill - Christopher Dean, 1984 FD
With a huge grin grin on her face she nodded her head. ” Oh I love those books!” She exclaimed. It was possibly one of the only series of books that Mai had read every single one of. She just adored the plans and things Violet would make, and Klaus’ knowledge was just admirable, as for Sunny, well she was just adorable. But the thing for Mai that really made the books was Count Olaf, his cunning and disguises were amazing. Mai was about to mention the films to Christopher when he brought it up before her. ” I wish they’d made all the other books into films, I mean, the first one was just so brilliantly done!” She commented, oh well, they wouldn’t be making the sequels. when he asked if she ate dog too she couldn’t help but let that grin grace her lips once again, shaking her head as she looked at him.” No no, I could never eat dog. I’d feel like I was eating Mustard.” She commented, it would hurt her so much. She had a pet dog, she could never eat it. Ever. She thought about how Chris was explaining the european culture to her. She frowned slightly, looking him in the eyes. ” But I wouldn’t pretend to you.” She commented, then it suddenly clicked to her. ” Wait, are you pretending to me?” She asked, staring at him, she wasn’t sure now. She wasn’t the best at reading people, she was too busy translating what they were saying into her native language to understand them.
“Oh yeah she is, we met at a dance competition about a year ago. So I’ve known her ever since then.” She shrugged, not that she was competing, Mai liked to observe dance shows and competitions to gain ideas for her choreography for skating. Vai danced in dance competitions. She smiled, thinking about how lucky she was to start off at a school where she knew one person. It made it easier for her to be forward with others to make friends, as if they weren’t her friend she had someone to fall back on. Due to her life she didn’t have many friends, infact all her friends were skaters she’d met in competitions, but they seemed to be more acquaintances, her friends were the ones she trained with, that she actually got to know. “I haven’t lived at home for 5 years.” She responded to him, shrugging her shoulders. ” But I can understand how you’d miss home because of your friends.” She grinned at him, “Well I don’t think I can change who I am, I wouldn’t want to if I could.” She responded to him, being queen worried her though, the responsibility. She had to face responsibilities at the olympics. She went in as the favourite for gold and if she failed she risked her nation, everyone hating her. Being ruler of the country, to her, seemed more daunting than that.
Christopher looked up quickly at Mai when she admitted that she liked these books too. “I know! Aren’t they just the most interesting books in the world? I find myself reading them all the day and never get bored of them.” He said, starting to be all excited by someone else to like the same books as him. Books were never his type of thing, in fact he would prefer to go out with his friends and do some crazy adventure than stay locked in his room reading a book all day. It was not only boring, but annoying. He could already imagine what his parents would say if they saw him like that. It was so anti-Christopher. “I wouldn’t mind if they made all the other books into films, as long as Jim Carrey would come back as Count Olaf. He is my favourite character on the movies and on the books.” Chris confessed to her, shrugging his shoulders slightly as that wasn’t a really big deal. Just the way that Lemony Snicket wrote about him it was brillant. It could make you stuck to the writing, just to make you curious about who he was going to be next time. He was a master of disguise with no doubt. “Oh you have a dog?” A softly smile crossed his lips when he said that. He always wanted a little puppy, since he was a kid actually. Unfortunately his parents were against that, not only his parents but his siblings too. Probably they were right anyway. “I always wanted a dog, but i don’t want time to take care of one.” Chris said, looking at her. His expression on his face changed suddenly when he heard her asking if he was pretending. “No! I’m not pretending with you. If i was, would you think i would tell us that we like to pretend?” He asked her, raising his eyebrow at her before he shook his head. Pretend was for sure one of the things that he was good at, but normally he only used that to his parents, because he couldn’t be bother to be honest with them. It wasn’t like they care about that neither anyway.
“Oh i knew it!” He exclaimed that, proud of himself. “You were dancing here all alone, you only could be a profissional. Ballroom dances?” He tried to guess, but something was telling him that he was wrong. Not that he knew anything about this princess in front of him, he was starting to get to know her very slowly. Only dances weren’t his speciality. In fact he didn’t know anything about television or tabloids, so he couldn’t even guess that she was a famous profissional dancer. “I live in the castle.” Standing up as he admitted that, Chris hid casually his hands in his black jeans pockets, looking down at her with a gently smile, but with a slightly disappointed look in his eyes. “That’s why i don’t like summer. I always try my best to hang out with friends to another country when summer comes. Me and my family are not close, i love them, but you can’t call us family.” Chris revealed to her that as he looked at the door for a moment before he turned his attention back to her. “Are you going to stay locked here all the afternoon? My stomach is starting to work.” He said with a cheeky smile, resting his hand on his stomach like he was telling her that it was time to eat something.
“When I read the books, I actually imagined Count Olaf to be Robin Williams.” She confessed, in her head whenever she saw the written words of Count Olaf’s actions she saw Robin Williams doing it, when she read what Olaf was saying she heard Robin Williams’ voice in her head. ” However, Jim Carey did the character so perfectly! I really wish he’d won an award for the portrayal!” She commented with a laugh, looking up at Christopher and nodding her head. Mai liked to read, but when it came to the books she was so picky about them. She loved classic books, like Jane Eyre, Les Mis, Jekyll and Hyde, but with most newer books she hated them, and as for children’s and teen’s books. She wouldn’t even go there. But A Series of Unfortunate Events was an exception. It was perfectly written to be entertaining and captivating. Mai simply couldn’t put them down. ” Jim Carey would definitely need to be in it if they made the rest into films.” She agreed with Chris, it could be no other way. While thinking about it, when the last film was actually made, her eyes widened as she looked over to him. ” Oh my God! the babies that played Sunny will be like ten now!” She said in disbelief. It was amazing how children grew, how fast time would fly by without you realising.
Mai, grinning at Chris, nodded proudly. ” I do, he’s a Golden Retriever.” She said thinking back to her dog, she wished she could have brought it with her to Winsbourough. Although atleast it wasn’t too far away. Her dog was staying with her coach, who lived in the next town over from the WInsbourough castle. ” It’s amazing how fast it grows. it went from about this height….. to this height!” She explained, demonstrating the sizes by using her hands, with it being about the height of a small ruler, to up to her hip. But Golden Retrievers were always big dogs. Mai nodded at Chris. ” Most people don’t. I think I only had time to look after on because I used to take it with me on my morning and evening runs, so it got its walks then, and after that it just wanted to collapse and sleep.” She said laughing. Her dog could be very lazy, that was for sure. “phew! You had me worried then!” she said, her hand crossing over her chest in a mock sigh of relief. she didn’t think he was, but she could never be certain.
“Or just mad about dancing?” Mai suggested at Chris commenting on her dancing alone in the studio. she smiled up at him, shaking her head at his guess. It made her laugh because he honestly didn’t know who she was. She definitely liked that. She spent too long having people climbing all over her purely because of what she did, as for the fan mail, she had so much. People would be nice to her because of who she was. The fact that Chris didn’t know who she was meant he was being nice to her because he genuinely wanted to get to know her, liked who she was as a person. “No, I don’t do ballroom.” She said with a smug grin on her face. She felt like he would never guess what she did, since he was going through dancing. But she was going to keep him guessing for now, perhaps his next guess would be ballet, or maybe even modern.
when Chris mentioned about the castle back home, she smiled slightly, nodding her head. He’d already told her he hated castles, and him admitting that proved why he disliked home. “I’m close to my family, especially my father, I’m not a daddy’s girl before you say anything like that, if I asked him for something he definitely wouldn’t give it me. I just hate going home because when I do I can’t be myself.” She explained, looking up at him. ” It’s hard to even go anywhere, be yourself, when you’re surrounded in a circle by about fifteen bodyguards.” She said with a shrug. She hated it. Everywhere she went they went. It got annoying, she couldn’t be alone at all. She started to smile though.” But here I don’t have to be surrounded by body guards. Sure people know who I am, but it isn’t as bad as in Korea.” She said with a small laugh. She pushed herself up from the floor by putting her hands behind her. Standing opposite from Chris. He was taller than her for sure, but that was expected since Mai was only five foot six. She looked up at him, shaking her head from side to side. ” I have no plans on what to do. But if you want, we can go get some food!” She said with a laugh, noticing him rubbing his stomach in a motion suggesting he was hungry.
OoC: Long reply is long. My bad!