Hwayugi: Episode 13
Everyone is pretty fed up with fate today, and I can’t blame them when they’re bombarded with prophecies and punishments and priestesses at every turn. The good news is that our heroes begin to push back against heaven and look for ways to write their own fates, death bells be damned, and in the process they discover something that could be a game-changer.
EPISODE 13 RECAP
The priestess, who’s been woken up from her thousand-year slumber and is now wearing Buja’s body, puts Oh-gong under her spell. She reveals only when it’s too late that having him by her side forever was always her objective.
Mawang prevents Sun-mi from calling Oh-gong tonight, and tells her the truth about the priestess they accidentally unleashed when they messed with that demon tree.
The priestess sits in Oh-gong’s lap and tells him that she has the power to summon a dragon and make a king. But the last time she did that, the king betrayed her, left her at the altar on their wedding day, and locked her up for a thousand years. Geez, no wonder she’s pissed.
She says that she’s going to make a mate who will never betray her, and tells Oh-gong to protect her the way he used to protect Sun-mi. She takes his hand and asks if they should take his bracelet off now, and then proceeds to slide it right off his wrist. Wait… she can do that??
Bracelet in hand, the priestess leans in and whispers, “Now you’re mine.”
BUT THEN… Oh-gong’s voice calls out from behind her, “You can keep that.” Yesssssss, Monkey’s not a total dummy!
There are two identical Oh-gongs there and she looks between them in confusion. The one behind her explains, “I’m Oh-gong, and he’s Chil-gong [chil is “seven,” and oh is “five”].”
As soon as he says it, Chil-gong vaporizes and turns into his true form: another monkey doll, just like Yook-gong. Oh-gong: “You can have Chil-gong, but I can’t give you Oh-gong—he already has an owner.” Well, swoon.
He apologizes to Chil-gong about giving him to a woman with a bad temper, and tells him to treat her well. The priestess is not amused to get a plushy as a consolation prize, and tells Oh-gong that he’s the match for her.
Oh-gong counters that he doesn’t find her pretty in the least, and though he sympathizes with her for being betrayed by the man she made into a king, he says that trying to take Sun-mi’s place is unforgiveable, especially while wearing the face of someone she loves.
Oh-gong says that Buja’s greatest fear was to become a demon, so he’s going to keep his promise to her and burn her here. The priestess is offended to be called something so lowly as a demon, and tells Oh-gong that he should be more afraid to fight her.
He’s determined to put her back to sleep, but she stops him with one very effective warning—that Sun-mi is in danger if she takes even one bite of the food she brought over earlier. Back at home, Sun-mi starts reaching for the food…
That’s enough to send Oh-gong running to Sun-mi, rose petal antidote in hand. He asks frantically whether she ate the food, but she didn’t. And then Mawang comes over with a mouthful of food, ha.
Oh-gong yells at Mawang for eating all that and asks worriedly if he’s okay, and Mawang misinterprets it for anger that he ate it all without waiting. When asked if he feels anything strange, Mawang pauses dramatically and then declares, “It was a little salty.” Pfft. It’s only then that Oh-gong realizes that he got played by the priestess.
The priestess, meanwhile, looks at her monkey doll while thinking of Oh-gong. But the minute she puts her hand in the puppet, it burns her and bursts into flames.
Oh-gong briefs the team on the priestess’s backstory and her fixation with getting married. Sun-mi figures that if they marry her off, she might return Buja’s body in one piece after getting what she wants.
So they turn their attention to finding her a groom, and Oh-gong suggests that Mawang marry her. He shoots that down, so Oh-gong suggests PK. But Mawang looks over at Oh-gong knowingly and says there’s a better match among them for the powerful priestess.
Oh-gong grows very serious at that, and then agrees to marry her off to CEO Sa. When Mawang scoffs, Oh-gong shouts defensively, “Why, what’s wrong with our Oh-jungie? He’s rich, he’s good at keeping house, and he’s so cute when he smiles! He’s full of charm!”
Secretary Ma suggests that they ask the priestess herself, but Oh-gong gets cagey at that and says they can’t give her what she wants. Mawang picks up on the clues and gets Oh-gong alone to ask if he’s the one the priestess wants.
Mawang says this is an opportunity for Oh-gong to live, if the priestess can get him out of his contract with Sun-mi. Oh-gong agrees that he assumed he’d be the one to die in this kill-or-be-killed prophecy, and that it feels unfair.
But then he looks over in Sun-mi’s direction and says, “But when I think that she could die, it’s even more unfair.” Mawang sees how angry he is and says innocently that heaven bound them together, not him. Oh-gong glares daggers at him and disappears before his eyes, and Mawang worries that he’s gone off the deep end.
Oh-gong shows up in front of Patriarch and slams his fist down so hard that the table in front of him cracks in two. He takes out the death bell and demands to know what they’re playing at, and Patriarch looks shaken as he stammers a reminder that he’s Oh-gong’s teacher.
Patriarch swears that he doesn’t know which of them will die; all he knows is that one of them is destined to die at the other’s hands. Oh-gong realizes that he knew this from the start when he brought them together, and he screams that they shouldn’t have put this bracelet on him if he and Sun-mi were meant to end in death.
Patriarch says that Sun-mi’s heavenly calling is important, and a sacrifice is needed. Oh-gong gets right in Patriarch’s face and growls that there’s no such thing as a fate to kill or be killed, and he makes the death bell disappear in his hand.
Oh-gong: “I’m going to protect her until the end. And if I protect her, she won’t die. You need a sacrifice? You give them this message: If you mess with Great Sage, Equal to Heaven Sohn Oh-gong, a sacrifice will be needed on that side too. Doing this to me was a mistake.”
He raises his fist, visibly straining to contain his fury, and leaves Patriarch quaking in fear. After Oh-gong storms out, Patriarch looks up at the heavens and asks if they really did make a mistake. Lightning strikes in response, and Patriarch argues that they shouldn’t be blaming him when they’re the ones who make the decisions.
Mawang worries that Oh-gong is throwing away an opportunity to live by taking advantage of the priestess’s powers, and Secretary Ma wonders if Oh-gong is really powerless to change fate when he’s an immortal himself.
The priestess needs to be taken care of for Mawang to become an immortal, and Secretary Ma notes that he seems to be in a hurry after meeting Iron Fan’s ninth reincarnation. He says that he can’t let her go through another lifetime of suffering, and has already hatched a plan to marry Oh-gong off to the priestess for the points.
When Oh-gong returns to Sun-mi’s apartment, she’s combative from the moment he arrives, and snaps that he must’ve liked it when the priestess seduced him. He grumbles, realizing that Mawang must’ve tattled.
Sun-mi says it doesn’t matter to her, and tells him to go ahead and marry the priestess for all she cares. She gets increasingly huffy, all the while putting away the food that the priestess brought over, and struggling with a lid that clearly doesn’t match the container.
She keeps saying that she doesn’t care if he marries the priestess, while Oh-gong keeps telling her that the lid she’s trying to slam into place isn’t a match for the container. She asks why that’s important right now, and Oh-gong picks up the lid and container to illustrate his metaphor.
“This [lid] is a match for that [container], but if you keep telling it to be a match with this one, of course it’s going to blow its lid.” Lol, puns AND metaphors!
He puts his hand on her head and says that’s why her lid is blown open right now, and says he’ll close it, pulling her into an embrace. That soothes her, and she jokes that a hug isn’t going to cut it and tells him to close her lid tighter.
Sun-mi apologizes for waking a scary priestess and for getting mad at him, and he tells her to blame Mawang, advising her to blame others because it’s better for her mental health, ha. She’s still afraid that she’s going to hurt him again like before, so he says, “Just hold onto me tightly. Then we’ll be okay.”
Politician Kang Dae-sung consults a man about the symbols on the priestess’s coffin, and learns that the talismans etched into it were used to bind something extremely powerful and frightening. The dragon is one that signifies a king, and Kang Dae-sung guesses that whatever was inside had the power of a king, or even greater.
The priestess gets a makeover and catches the attention of two men who bump into her on the street. They invite her out for a drink, and next thing we know, she’s stepping out of their car, which is splattered with their blood.
She says to herself that this isn’t going to be enough to fight the power of blood, and that she needs the body of the monk. She knows that Oh-gong isn’t going to allow it, but then remembers that Mawang can be used since she’s aware of his weakness. That weakness would be Iron Fan, of course, and Mawang sits before her portrait in tears.
Oh-gong tells Sun-mi that the priestess’s blood smells of roses, and she wishes that she had some powers too, but he says that Sun-mi’s blood is still more powerful than hers. Sun-mi worries about how to put the priestess back to sleep for Mawang’s sake, and Oh-gong wonders what on earth Mawang said to her.
In flashback, we see that Mawang had turned on the waterworks to gain Sun-mi’s sympathy, crying that he had to marry Oh-gong off to the priestess to become an immortal. She didn’t feel right about that, but he’d argued that the marriage would just be a formality since Oh-gong’s heart belongs to her, and this way, they could save Buja too.
He laid it on super thick, wailing about poor Buja and his points, and in the present, Sun-mi decides that it’s okay for Oh-gong to marry the priestess if it’s just a formality. She points out that they fake-married each other twice to catch demons, so if she thinks of it like that, it’s not that bad.
But Oh-gong’s response is: “Should we do it one more time? You said it was fake those two times. Should we do it a third time for real? Do you want to marry me?”
Stunned, Sun-mi asks if that’s possible, and he says he’ll do anything she wants. She tells him that marrying her would mean that he can’t run away from her even if she takes his bracelet off.
He shrugs and says that’s fine with him, and holds out his hand to ask her to hold onto him tighter. She says that he’s about to sign a contract that can never be broken, and he tells her to name her conditions, prepared to agree to whatever she says.
Sun-mi tamps down her eagerness and says she won’t make a hasty deal like she did when she was a child, and plans to take her time to work out the fine print this time.
Oh-gong insists that he’s too tired to go home and lies down in Sun-mi’s lap. She pushes him back up to ask why he’s sleeping here if he’s tired, so he takes that as an invitation to move to her bed.
She tells him to go home before he gets cursed at, and he asks how she could want to send him home after what they just said to each other. She surprises him by grabbing his collar and shouting that she doesn’t want to send him home and is trying to protect him… which he finds touching but not as appealing as getting to spend the night.
Mawang sits in his car across the street from the bus stop where he first spotted Iron Fan, who’s there again. He was told that she sits there every day because her child was abducted from that spot and murdered, and she’s plagued with guilt for not picking her up that day.
As he watches from afar, the priestess approaches and sits down right next to her, and she looks over at Mawang with a knowing smile.
Mawang brings the priestess back to his office, where he demands an explanation. She slides over the knife she found in Iron Fan’s purse with an evil smile, and Secretary Ma is forced to tell Mawang the rest of Iron Fan’s tragic story in her present life: She recently stabbed the young woman who’d been tried for killing her daughter, and is obviously planning to try again. The culprit was a high school student at the time and had mutilated an eight-year-old child, but was released after only three years in prison.
Mawang can’t contain his tears as he realizes that she’s repeating the same life over and over—losing her child, avenging that murder, and getting herself killed in the process. He’s overcome with emotion, and again Secretary Ma has to stop him with the reminder that interfering will only lead to more pain in Iron Fan’s next life.
That’s the priestess’s cue to offer her help, and when Secretary Ma warns her to stay out of it, Mawang sends her out of the room, eager to hear what the priestess can do for him. She grins from ear to ear and tells him that she’s very powerful and capable of many things.
Oh-gong visits CEO Sa at the office and asks him to look into the priestess and Kang Dae-sung, because the thing she said about summoning a dragon and making a king is bothering him. CEO Sa is just shocked and embarrassed that the priestess so easily tricked him into thinking she was Buja.
Oh-gong wonders who else has been falling under her spell, and we cut over to PK, who has already been told that she’s not Buja. He says that Buja was his dongsaeng, and when the priestess tries to walk away from him, he puts a hand on her head and the air between them gets chilly.
PK leans in and says in a sweet tone, “Buja, you’re listening, right? You said you wanted to meet your family. I’m going to find them.” The priestess says coldly that she’s not Buja, but PK says that he’s going to make Buja’s wishes come true and stalks off.
The priestess feels her heart thumping in her chest and wonders, “Is she still in here?”
At work, Han-joo tries to show Sun-mi some files, but all she can focus on is the wedding ring on his finger. She asks if he put the ring on because he was in love, and then asks what if there was no love to begin with, but putting on the ring caused him to love—is it okay to get married then?
Naturally he can’t understand what the hell she’s talking about, and jumps to the conclusion that she bought Oh-gong an enormous diamond ring to buy his love. He barks that that’s not true love, because the moment the ring comes off, that love is over. Aw no, don’t say that!
She mutters to herself that it’s a bracelet, not a ring, when suddenly Oh-gong materializes right in front of her. He covers her ears and shakes his head in Han-joo’s direction and plants a kiss on her, and then disappears with a cheeky smile.
Oblivious to what’s happening, Han-joo says that if it’s a love that appeared because of a physical object, it’ll disappear when that physical object disappears, so you can’t marry based on something like that.
Sun-mi wonders if he’s right, and again Oh-gong suddenly appears to cover her ears and shake his head at her. With another kiss he flashes away, leaving her flushed and fluttery.
Sun-mi asks Han-joo what if she buys him a hundred diamonds until the day she dies so that the love never disappears—can she marry him then? Han-joo tells her to go ahead and do it, adding under his breath that it’d be nice if she gave him a raise with that money.
She’s satisfied to get the answer she wanted, and as soon as Han-joo steps out of the office, Oh-gong is back at her side. This time he turns her head toward him and kisses her like he means business. Damn, that’s hot.
When Han-joo turns around to come back inside, Oh-gong slams the door shut and locks it, ha.
The priestess visits Frosty, who is able to tell pretty quickly that she isn’t Buja. He asks who she is, and the priestess is offended that he doesn’t recognize her even though it’s been over a thousand years since they saw each other last.
She mentions that he and his sister are still living inside one body, and Frosty looks downright terrified as he recognizes the priestess. She says she visited his sister already, and he swears that his sister knows nothing.
The priestess says icily that she was the one who made it possible for Summer Fairy to live inside her brother’s body when her soul was meant to be destroyed. She threatens to undo it, before announcing that it’s Frosty’s turn to help her. Gulp. The first thing she wants is for him to find her old incense burner.
Secretary Ma runs to Oh-gong for help and tells him everything, hoping that he’ll stop Mawang from making a huge mistake. Meanwhile, Mawang asks Patriarch if what the priestess proposed is possible, and Patriarch says it’s possible but too dangerous. Mawang only cares that it’s possible, and says he’ll do anything.
Patriarch warns him to be patient and continue working towards becoming an immortal, but Mawang says he’s waited a thousand years and won’t waste a chance to save Iron Fan if he sees one. In a booming voice, Patriarch says that she committed a grave sin, and in response Mawang splits the table in two with a roar. Lol, that poor table.
Mawang: “I will accept the punishment! Isn’t that enough?!” He storms out, and again the sky fills with dark clouds and lightning, and Patriarch shouts at the heavens that it’s not his fault when they stuck him with these temperamental monsters.
As Mawang watches Iron Fan, Patriarch tells Sun-mi their story. He says that Iron Fan was once an immortal, but in order to save her child, she stole the souls of human children. Whoa.
She was banished from heaven and has spent the last thousand years living nine lifetimes of pain in penance. In flashback, we see Patriarch delivering her sentence as Mawang fell to his knees in agony, wailing for his beloved.
Sun-mi asks how many more times she has to live in suffering, and Patriarch says she must live 108 lives, which means she has 99 left to go. Yikes, ten thousand years? Patriarch’s worry is that Mawang plans to take on that ten thousand years of punishment all in one go. Sun-mi asks if Iron Fan’s child is still alive, but Patriarch avoids her question and says that Mawang could die, and asks her to stop him.
Oh-gong warns Mawang that it’ll be really painful and tries to talk him out of it. Mawang says he’s going through with it and tells Oh-gong to kill the priestess if she betrays him, and Oh-gong asks if Mawang can trust him. Mawang: “You owe us a debt.”
He brings up the time when he and Iron Fan had fought and separated, and she had sent a token of reconciliation through a friend. He looks at Oh-gong pointedly and says that if someone had delivered it properly, they would’ve been able to reconcile. Oh, was that the fan he’d tasked Sun-mi with retrieving all those years ago?
Oh-gong insists that he was planning to deliver it, claiming that it wasn’t his fault that she got kicked out of heaven, and he happened to get locked up in that mountain prison during that time. Mawang tells him to just repay the debt now by not interfering, and cleaning up any mess afterwards.
Oh-gong tries to stop him anyway, but Mawang asks with tears in his eyes if he wouldn’t take the same chance if it were presented to him. Oh-gong looks down at the bracelet on his wrist and finally seems to understand. He agrees, “There’s no choice but to do it,” and they sigh in unison.
Frosty and the priestess break into a museum late at night, and she easily mind-controls the security guard into letting them inside a locked room. Frosty leads her to an incense burner, and freezes the glass casing around it until it shatters.
He notes that it’s the same incense burner she used to put his sister inside his body, and he asks what she plans to do with it this time. The priestess says she’s going to swap souls—hers for Sun-mi’s—and needs to mix Sun-mi’s blood with hers in that incense burner to do it. She knows that Mawang can get her Sun-mi’s blood, which is why she’s using him.
The next morning, Oh-gong has CEO Sa make Mawang’s favorite dish and complains that Mawang’s favorite kimchi hasn’t even ripened yet and he’s going to die without being able to eat it. Mawang insists that he’s not going to die, but Oh-gong just continues to be uncharacteristically nice.
Oh-gong follows Mawang to the office where he has their friends lined up to say goodbye, completely ignoring Mawang’s exasperated cries that he’s not running off to die. Mawang asks why Oh-gong keeps treating him like a cow being led to slaughter, lol, and Oh-gong just poofs away when he remembers someone else who needs to say goodbye.
Dragon Prince (in Alice’s body) wants to hang out with PK, but he plans to skip their photo shoot to go looking for Buja’s family. Dragon Prince wonders why when that’s not even Buja in her body anymore, and PK snaps at that, warning him not to ever say that she’s not Buja.
The priestess visits Sun-mi and apologizes for pretending to be Buja, though she’s quick to belittle Sun-mi for not being able to tell the difference because she’s powerless. She asks if Sun-mi wants to trade places, and Sun-mi uses Oh-gong’s childish retort that she won’t, even for 500 won.
She makes sure to rub it in that she learned that from Oh-gong, and tells her not to try and get in between them. She adds that it was her blood that awakened Buja and the priestess, so she’s not as powerless as she seems.
Kang Dae-sung learns of the museum break-in and the possible connection between the incense burner and the coffin, which bear the same dragon symbols. When he has the security footage brought to him, he delights to see Buja, alive and well and smiling right into the camera.
PK runs up to the priestess, still calling her Buja, and announces that he’s found her mother. When he tries to lead her away, the priestess yanks her hand away, knocking him in the nose in the process.
Instinctively, she reaches for his nose in a tender gesture, and it stuns them both. PK grabs her in a hug and says in relief that Buja is really still in there, admitting that he was terrified she wasn’t.
The priestess starts to say that she isn’t Buja, but PK cuts her off and tells her not to say it. He barks at her not to act like Buja isn’t in there, and says he’ll go meet her mother first on his own, and they can go together next time. He pets her head and leaves her feeling confused, and the priestess decides that she has to hurry and get out of this body and burn it.
The priestess takes the incense burner to Mawang and says that all she needs now is Sun-mi’s blood to do the spell. So he goes to Sun-mi and takes her to see Iron Fan, who is being shadowed by a grim reaper because she’s fated to die tonight.
Sun-mi tells Mawang that she can’t get rid of reapers, but Mawang says her death is inevitable—she always lives the same amount of time in each reincarnation, and her death can’t be stopped. But he’s found a way to stop her suffering, and asks Sun-mi for her blood.
The priestess, meanwhile, tells Frosty that she’ll soon be in Sun-mi’s body, and her plan is to marry Oh-gong as soon as it’s done.
CEO Sa tells Oh-gong that the priestess has power over the stars, specifically the power to read stars that tell a person’s fate. Her plan is to take the stars of Iron Fan’s fated punishment and fire that energy all at once at Mawang in her place.
Oh-gong is convinced that the priestess can help Mawang, but then CEO Sa adds that she also has the power to move souls by mixing their blood together, and that gives him pause. I hope he hurries, because Mawang and Sun-mi are about to begin the ritual and walk right into the priestess’s trap…
Sun-mi is told to put her blood into the incense burner, so she cuts her hand and lets a few drops fall. The priestess smiles and cuts her hand to do the same, but just before her first drop of blood can reach the incense burner, a hand catches it mid-fall.
Oh phew, it’s Oh-gong. He yanks the priestess’s hand away and asks why she needs to mix Buja’s blood in there when it’s powerless. She warns him that she can’t help Mawang if he interferes, so he tells her to get out because they don’t need her. She attempts to take the incense burner with her, but thank goodness Oh-gong is too smart for that.
Mawang is furious, but Oh-gong says that Sun-mi can do the spell—Patriarch confirmed it and said that she was more powerful than the priestess. Just… all of a sudden? But also, hell yeah, magic from Sam-jang! Mawang tells him to bring Patriarch here then, and Oh-gong says he’s already picking someone up on the way.
Iron Fan stands outside a café glaring at her daughter’s killer, and then slowly pulls out a knife. She takes a step forward when Patriarch calls out to her, shooing the grim reaper away. He says that there’s someone who’s taking on ten thousand years of pain on her behalf, and asks her to meet with him for ten minutes.
At his request, she goes to meet Mawang, who instantly begins to cry at the sight of her. She asks who he is, and he says to her, “You might not know me, but I know you very well. I’m going to risk everything I have to pray that your fate will be at peace.”
He bows and walks away, eyes full of tears, and Patriarch watches them from a floor above, wondering if it was the right thing to do, agreeing to this because of that threat.
In flashback, we see that Oh-gong yelled at him to let Mawang meet her just once before enduring all that pain, and he’d threatened to take Patriarch up to heaven to turn the place upside down if he didn’t comply. What a good friend.
They gather to do the spell, and Oh-gong tells Mawang in his usual gruff way, “Don’t die. If you die… I’ll be bored.” Aww. Mawang in turn mimes at him not to cry.
Oh-gong stands back and then Patriarch tells Sun-mi to put her hand on the incense burner, and when she hesitates, he reminds her that she is Sam-jang, the most special human being on earth.
Sun-mi braces herself and lays her hand down, and inside the incense burner, her blood begins to swirl and call the stars from the sky.
The stars gather and then begin shooting down like laser beams at Mawang, who gets pierced repeatedly in a shower of beams, causing him to scream out in pain.
After the onslaught, he collapses to the floor in tears, and he thinks, “Your ten thousand years of pain is mine. I love you.”
His body goes limp, and in her shop, Iron Fan begins to cry uncontrollably for reasons she can’t understand.
I’m pretty sure Mawang isn’t going to die from that, right? Don’t die, Mawang! Monkey will be so sad without you! I don’t know if it was the special effects, but I thought that light show was a pretty weak replacement for ten thousand years of pain. He was probably dying on the inside, but I was kind of expecting more… blood? That sounds bad, but you know what I mean—it didn’t feel or look like ten thousand years of visceral pain, which I think took away from the gravity of the sacrificial gesture.
I’m totally on Mawang’s side and I want him to succeed in finding a loophole out of this terrible cycle for the woman he loves, but I also get why she was punished so harshly for her horrific crime. She seems to have willingly taken on ten thousand years of suffering to save her child, the same way that Mawang just did to save her. But the difference is that he found a way to bear the pain alone, while she stole other people’s children. His act of penance without her knowledge was beautiful and poetic, but ultimately I’m going to need her to be really, really regretful and penitent to wish for a happy ending and eternal rainbows for them as a couple.
Sun-mi having magical powers is a very welcome development, but did it have to come on so suddenly? I just didn’t see how Sun-mi went from not knowing she had powers to suddenly being able to cast a spell that moved fate without being told what words to say or thoughts to think. I’m pretty sure I’ll eventually forgive the show for dropping it in our laps so oafishly, because at the end of the day, this answers my major complaint about our heroine being not as active an agent in our story compared to all these monsters with magical powers. I’m all for spell-casting monk Sun-mi. But it would’ve been nice to build up to it in a natural way, to have given her small but growing powers, or a moment of self-discovery that empowered her to take on the supernatural side of her monk identity. It’s just SUCH a missed opportunity for her character, and I’m sad about that. There are so many superhero archetypes to draw from, and you’d think we would want to invest in her arc when she’s ostensibly going to be saving the world.
Hopefully Sun-mi’s magical abilities will at least be developed from here on out, so that she’s not always the one needing protecting. Because at this point, Oh-gong is just as much in danger (if not more, if Mawang’s sacrifice is any kind of precedent), and I would like to see her in a more proactive role. Plus, I could get really behind her marriage to Oh-gong and his release from the bracelet if she had less need to rely on his protection for all things. I believe in his love and I think it’s time to put it to the test without the bracelet forcing him to love her… but I would feel better about it knowing that Sun-mi has the power to shoot him with the fire of ten thousand stars in case he tries to eat her. Just sayin’.
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