BC: The End
FC: By Phoebe Allebach Perod 4 | We Meet Again
1: Our houses are different, our toys are different, but our face is just the same. You see, Won-hyung and I are brothers. Most brothers live in the same house, play with the same toys, have the same mom and dad. But our story was different.
2: One day when I was only ten years old, my mother woke my brother and I in the early morning. I was supposed to visit my Grandmother that day, but my mother told me we must leave now. Outside the clouds were moving quickly and wind swirled the dirt in the air, making it hard to see my mother. Making it hard to see the many faces creating the loud noise and frenzy surrounding me.
5: My stomach started growling. “Omma, can we eat now? I feel dizzy.” After a snack of cornmeal cakes, I still did not feel well. I felt all jumpy inside. Won-hyung pointed nervously to all the scared people around us. “Omma,” he said, “Why is everyone shouting? Where are we going? I think we should go home now.” Won-hyung rushed ahead. He disappeared. I felt worried and scared because I had never been without Won-hyung. I held tightly on to my mother’s hand. Won-hyung will be back, I told myself, he will find us.
6: “Omma! Omma!” I tugged and tugged on her shirt to get her attention. “No Henry, not now. We must go forward, to South Korea where we will be safe.” As we hurried to the other side, I kept looking behind me. I kept looking for Won-hyung ‘s face. But I saw nothing. The border closed between North and South Korea. We had made it to the safe place.
7: “Where is Won-hyung?!” My mother exclaimed. Tears streamed down her face. But we had to keep moving forward. Years went by and I felt lost without my brother by my side. I grew up watching my mother search for Won-hyung, but there was no trace of him. I grew up expecting my brother to come back to us. I grew up with a freedom Won-hyung did not have.
8: My uncle gave me a job in his grocery store and I owned my own cab. | In time, I found ways to get by and earn money. I learned to love art. It became my passion. I studied and became a teacher and I moved to New York City.
9: Opportunities were endless. But these things never replaced the feelings of emptiness that I had ever since Won-hyung disappeared.
10: We grew up apart, got married and had children of our own, until one day, things changed. | I was able to find my brother.
11: Because the area was so controlled, we were not able to spend much time together. I sent money to help him and Won-hyung was able to escape out of North Korea on a ship. | On a trip my Aunt took to North Korea, she found out he was alive. I saw him once again.
13: We lived in two different towns with two different homes in two different worlds. I am now a father, I have my own children. I live in a nice house in south Korea and now I have my brother.
16: We lived in two different towns with two different homes in two different worlds. I am now a father, I have my own children. I live in a nice house in south Korea and now I have my brother.
17: THE END.