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Romance develops for Park Hae-jin, Jo Boa in new teaser for Forest

A new video teaser has been released for KBS’s upcoming romance Forest, featuring its lead actors Park Hae-jin (Man to Man) and Jo Boa (My Strange Hero).

The story is described as a healing romance with Park Hae-jin playing Kang San-hyuk. He’s a man who seems to have it all, but he hides a painful past and suffered memory loss as a child. Due to circumstances that are not yet known, he finds himself forced to cohabitate with Jo Boa, who plays a surgeon named Jung Young-jae. She carries emotional baggage from her past as well and the two characters form a bond over their respective miseries. As they comfort and encourage one another, their relationship grows and they create in each other a safe space to breathe.

The newly released teaser highlights the drama’s title and setting – a mysterious forest which holds the key to unlocking the secrets in the characters’ pasts.

It starts with close-ups of Jo Boa and Park Hae-jin captioned by the words, “Fate has come, again.” In voice-over, Jo explains: “There’s a patient at the hospital that I keep thinking about. I think it’s sympathy as a fellow sufferer.” As she speaks, there is a sequence of shots showing Jo riding a bicycle, Park Hae-jin looking up at the sky, Park doubled over in pain and crying out, someone in a car underwater, and Jo distraught at the hospital. We see someone holding her and she cries, “Stop it, please just stop.”

Cut to Jo Boa leaning over Park Hae-jin when he suddenly embraces her and says, “There’s no one who dies because of you. You make people live.” As he speaks, we see Jo basking in the sunlight under the forest canopy and a wider shot reveals Park watching her. Jo confesses, “I started to become curious about Kang San-hyuk and everything about him.” As she speaks, we see another sequence of shots: Jo checking Park’s heartbeat, the two of them napping on chairs in the forest, the two riding bicycles together, and a charged moment when they lock hands while cleaning up a spilled drink. Curiously, the teaser ends with a shot of Jo Boa underwater.

Writing for the drama is Lee Sun-young and directing will be helmed by PD Oh Jong-rok (Twelve Men in a Year, Piano).

KBS’s upcoming Forest is currently set to premiere in just a few weeks, on January 29, and will be airing Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Via Xports News

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You and me are too early to the party! No one here's yet!

The story is described as a healing romance with Park Hae-jin

That i don't know but the question I have is will it heal his hard luck in getting dramas to air?

I feel sad for oppa TT.

Also the drama was finished in Aug 2019, so this is a completely pre-produced drama.

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I have to be the first one so I can take the best seat to view everything clearly ๐Ÿ˜‚

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But a fun fact the director of this drama is the one who directed The greatest marriage, one of my fav dramas (actually no one other than me likes it as well) .
And moreover that was the last drama he directed,way back in 2014, so i guess this drama is healing a lot of careers! Amazing!

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Hope it does and not end up doing more damage , let's cross fingers on both hands and feet

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I am here.

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@katakwasabi ,@ayaan
Can't remember who else

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@mrsparkhaejin ๐Ÿ˜œ but I havenโ€™t seen her around since oppawars.

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I love you ally! You always have some great plans for a party!

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Thanks! I spotted the wind, tree and thistles in their cameo role!

I'll be cheering on PHJ from the fence. Not sure if I'll watch. Not another doctor with trauma who had to be restrained.

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Oh, also the healing(?) river? ๐Ÿคญ Sorry, @katakwasabi for missing this.

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River of life is here....to....hmmm....torture and heal. See the final still, she is feeling my powers ๐ŸŒŠ.

Why is there no fire-hand in this teaser?! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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This one is about the river of life, no spot for fire.

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Park Whoooooo Jin.

Sorry, @azzo1 that was my inner wind calling.

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Park HAE Jin!
Hae = based on what Hanja syllable is used to write it means a big expanse of water, ocean, sea!
Jin = Also depending on the Hanja letters could mean truth!

Oppa is an ocean of truth!

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@azzo1 Oppa is an ocean. Got it.

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@azzo1 the truth is...I am I oppa since I'm all forms of water in Forest.

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Can we leave oppa in his true gorgeous form, please?

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@katakwasabi O..kay!

This reminds me of those times when YY was so delusional she thought she was Oppa!
Do you remember those times @yyishere, do you? Or did your temporary amnesia wipe out those memories? You've been through a lot, my friend, a lot!

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@msrabbit Oppa is gorgeous in all forms!

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@azzo1 True. But if he's an ocean, my limited eyesight can't distinguish if it's really him or a delusional wannabe like @katakwasabi. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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YY only remembers ๐Ÿฆทโ› now @azzo1.

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@katakwasabi maybe also STUPID, she's writing a memoirs on that, you know!

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You evil, evil people. I will let your mean comments slide off me like water...no offence, @katakwasabi.

No, @azzo1, I do not remember being Oppa. I had amnesia then. When I recovered, I forgot a lot of stuff I remembered when I forgot. *CONFUSED*

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@bbstl would be here, but she's busy running for President.

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๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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LOL, this looks TERRIBLE.
*puts date in calendar*

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Oppa closes his eyes while riding a bike. Kids, don't try this at home.

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I was thinking the same! Also, it's a forest, who knows what lies ahead.. there's been a lot of talk of dead bodies!

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Please post more Oppa pictures, azzo. I'm so bored I am even considering playing with fast moving traffic this morning.

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I keep hanging out here hoping somebody will go FANGIRL ON US LOSERS but it hasn't happened yet, it's very disappointing.

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I think fangirl waited too long and went somewhere else.

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I think fangirl couldn't take this.. we're on a different level of Losery!

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Well, I admit I am a miserable nobody nothing without Oppa.

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I think when you all decided to monetize and sell the "I'm gonna fangirl on you losers," t-shirts, they realized it was useless to threaten this bunch.

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Literally me.
I kinda feel like something light and trashy... or maybe dark and trashy... that would also be nice.

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if you can (re?)-watch Heirs, you can watch anything ๐Ÿ’ช

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I think Melty disproves your theory.

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Melty is worse. I'm sorry, it is.

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So bad that you are not willing to watch it even for a tracksuit?

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Thankfully I commented on all those recaps anyway. Mostly "how are you still watching this, I'm so glad I dropped it, blink twice if you need help".

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To be honest i watched the 1st ep and thought it was ok. I was tempted to watch the 2nd cos EVERYONE said it was so baddd, but i decided not to waste my time & just trust Beanies.

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Finally!!

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I want this to be good because hae-jin needs to turn things around.... but the stills made laugh so much.

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At the moment, I'm going with - if he has a drama that airs at all it'll be a win. He can worry about ratings and critics later.

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I think he needs to worry also about ratings, critics don't really matter...

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Hope it helps that it's the only rom in that timeslot from the 3 major networks.

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I hope it does, Oppa needs a good drama.. though from the looks of it, this is not it!

I'm sorry Oppa, I love you Oppa

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@azzo1 Am I the only one who thinks this has potential? Sheesh. Have a little faith in Oppa, you bunch of unbelievers. *SNORTS*

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@yyishere Oh.. I was scared there for a second, I thought you'd call us a bunch of "miserable nobody nothings".

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I do @yyishere , but just in case can we make an offering in the forest since it's magical

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We will make it a success here. Just recap it, and we'll do the rest. *CACKLES*

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If DB decides not to recap this, I'll post "Forest Talks" on my wall.. sounds so secretive, doesn't it!

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Oo we can make our own dialogues. Excited.

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Ehmm.... more opportunities to be quoted? ๐Ÿคญ

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I will say nothing, but proper stuff. I promise, on Oppa's belly button. *BEAMS*

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OMG! I can already imagine those proper things! Just please, please don't go trying to put toothpicks in Oppa's belly button, I beg you!

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Please. That would be a lot of fun. We need something to replace shitposts for a bit.
(in fact, I am ALL for Beans just recapping shows on their walls... the more snakry the better... )

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I was thinking more like the ones I did for JBL but I know that's not possible with this show.. those "Talk" posts are going to be a lot of fun!

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"Forest Talks" are the place we can go to find Healing if we're damaged by the drama.

It's perfect.

*now secretly hoping it won't get recapped*

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I want it to be good for all their sakes. But Kang San Hyuk is looking so stiff in the teaser it stiffens my heart.

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Ah... so that's why you need the hand of fire. To melt your heart. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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No. Fire hands need me. I assume KSH is fire hands, hence why he can't control his facial expressions.
Stiff face = no fire.
Angry face = fire hands.
Happy face = not registered. What is happiness?

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Happiness is.... riding on Magic Horse in the forest with the WIND blowing on his hair. ๐ŸŒฌ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‡

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Happy face= Jazz hands

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Lol! Now I want to see KSH/PHJ do jazz hands ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป.

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Yesssss...we will all watch it. Please recap this drama @dramabeans~~~ ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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We are all going to have a party when a recap is released ๐Ÿ˜‚

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I need a new Vagabond. Oops. I hope I didn't jinx it ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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Me too. Stilm trying to get to that rooftop, you know.

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๐ŸŽถAlmost paradise ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ

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๐ŸŽถLove is the Moment๐ŸŽถ

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๐ŸŽถYou are my DESTINY๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽต

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๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ No @leetennant ,@msrabbit

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Well, what do you have in mind then?

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๐ŸŽถ O what fun it is to close my eyes when on a bike O ๐ŸŽถ

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I concur @waadmay, although I think we might need to tweak @yyishere suggestion a bit.
๐ŸŽถ jungle bell jungle bell ... ๐ŸŽถ

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What is this guys I sang all three songs ๐Ÿ˜‚

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This is the asiaWiki description:

Kang San-Hyeok and Jung Young-Jae meet at a mysterious forest. Even though they do not want to, they must live together in the mysterious forest. Living there, they discover small pleasures. Kang San-Hyeok and Jung Young-Jae soon uncover a secret about themselves and the forest.

And still I feel oddly drawn to watching this...

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Another initial description makes it sound like a drama about a cult living in the forest.

โ€˜Secret๏ปฟ๏ปฟ๏ปฟ๏ปฟ๏ปฟ๏ปฟ๏ปฟโ€™ is aย ๏ปฟwork that depicts the characters who have realistic desires to heal in๏ปฟ๏ปฟ๏ปฟ๏ปฟ๏ปฟย the๏ปฟย space called โ€˜Forestโ€™ and heal the wound of the heart that is not happy with their own memories, reali๏ปฟzing the essence of hap๏ปฟpiness.

I'm gonna watch a bit and see how it goes. They even changed the title from Secret to Forest. Heh

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That one is just as gripping lol. Either way it's pretty obvious that there's a SECRET in a FOREST.

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It's bodies, isn't it? The secret in the forest is always bodies.

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Andwaeeee. No bodies. The secret in the forest is....magic river. The river of memories that heals. Or make them hallucinate and think it's their memories. But it actually isn't.

Hmmm. Secret bodies seems easier.

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Or werewolves.

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A portal to a parallel world.

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It's Magic Horse.

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Or Magic mushrooms.
Or dryads and druids.
Or fairies, gnomes, and elves.

So many possibilities weโ€™re not going to see.

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@leetennant. A portal to a different drama!

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@leetennant Portal to a parallel world sounds like KES's upcoming drama with LMH ๐Ÿคญ

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You mean the one that's entitled 'The New Circle of Hell'.

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They are dead. They are all zombies.

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I was thinking they might find a unicorn? Or maybe fairies? A healing city of fairies?

Or alternatively magic mushrooms

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@yyishere is this kingdom : the forest

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The Yellow Brick Road. So he can find his heart and she can find her courage.

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A la Murphy's law... but different.
The new law is: Every Drama could be a Kingdom Spinoff.

(I'm keen for bodies. I dunno but like something between Come and Hug Me and Let Me Hear Your Voice comes to mind for this drama for some reason.
And ofc it's me so I want everything to go darker than everybody else does... :])

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Why must they live together? Why, if they must live together, can't they live in an apartment? Why a forest? Why a mysterious forest? Why? Why? Why?

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So he can help out with any prescribed burning activities necessary before the fire season?

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Could it be a gingerbread house? That a witch used to own? In an enchanted forest? And our two were once Hansel and Gretel in their past lives?

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To start a cult ๐Ÿค”

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Because they love nature? Because they need a quiet space to think?? Oh wait... wrong drama.

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Okay so NOW I am scared this will be more Hundred Million Stars than LMHYS/Come and Hug Me, and ,... aejhfalkdjfhal please God no, spare me that at least.

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To be honest the best description of the show is on kpopmap: https://www.kpopmap.com/forest-2020-drama-cast-summary/

Let me quote:

Park HaeJin as Kang SanHyuk

He is the head of the investment company RLI. He is an air rescue worker of the 911 special rescue team.

And even better is show summary

Summary

It tells the romance of a man who has everything except a heart and a woman who has lost everything except her heart. They met in a mysterious forest and dig out their secrets and the secret of the forest.

All I can say is that they have a lot of digging with toothp**ks to do and also they need a helipad in that forest! Else how will he ever rescue anyone on time? I am so intrigued.

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That's why ToD was there. To run down some trees to make a helipad. But... some SECRETS were discovered as well. There were bodies and their SUIT FIT.
๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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Happy to see a lot of crazy beanie Jins waiting for Haejin's drama! Hope DB recaps this!
@yyishere @azzo1 @egads @katakwasabi (my soompi mate)

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Go read azzo's real life drama, it's super addictive and the best drama, ever. Start from the beginning. The sweetest drama ever, and it's her love story. It's on her wall. It's what been keeping beanies agog these past few weeks.

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oh oh wow! So just in time, I'd be able to read it and yours, need some reading... my mind is too muddled with Ri Jung-hyuk and Yoon Se-ri these days and with Seollal coming, it would be two long weeks of waiting!

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Yes, her wall definitely is a must visit..

*whispers* there's a mention of a certain someone's dimples and umm.. toothpicks!

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Stop it. Just stop.

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hahaha oh, got it! ...and i saw one of my newest baby there... XU KAI! kyah!

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Stop promoting my real-life drama, YY!

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But it's so sweet. I'm suffering withdrawal symptoms.

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Warned you not to get too invested!

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Hi nonski!!! *waves hard*

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helloooo chingu! i haven't even said hi at soompi... just drop post and go hahaha!

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Oppa is in a coma.

The mysterious forest is the realm between the living and the dead.

He hovers between life and death.

He walks deeper and deeper into the forest, further and further from the light.

Suddenly he sees it.

A river!

@katakwasabi says, "Hey, Oppa. I will heal you."

Swish swish splash splash

Oppa washes himself in the river - shyly, because @azzo1 says Oppa is shy like that.

Oppa stretches out on the bank. Above him, @leetennant the tree rustles her branches gently. @egads snaps her nettles fiendishly up ahead, giving Oppa a fright.

I drift over and air...well, never mind.

Katakwasabi the River says, "Oppa, you can go home now."

"Bye," Oppa says. He makes heart fingers.

Katakwasabi makes heart fingers back.

They spend an hour making heart fingers back and forth, back and forth.

And then Oppa walks back into the light.

The End.

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So oppa dies? That's what I understand when you say 'he walks into the light'. Hua3

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He walks straight into ToD. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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What the heck is ToD doing in the damn forest?

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ToD is everywhere! In this particular case... to provide the said BACK light?

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Picking up those dead bodies!

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Taking a timeout to think about all their bad decisions in the past and reflecting on how they can do better in the future.

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Hey, @sincerelytod, mind telling us what you're doing in the forest?

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@katakwasabi Good grief. How the heck does Cliff of Doom appear in a forest? *AGITATED*

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Psst... @yyishere
That's the SECRET!

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It's magical. Anything can happen in magic forest. For all we know, Olaf might appear to sing songs and narrate for them.

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Here we go again with the 'd' word.

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HEY! Don't kill Oppa off like that!

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I'm a kdrama newbie, a new DB addict, and still getting a hang of the inside jokes (and therefore not well-equipped enough to join in the conversation). But I wanted to say your comments threads are DA BEST!!! Not just here, but the Heirs thread as well. I haven't read the posts themselves, but visit the comments page on DB just to read what you've all been saying, and laugh my head off. It adds so many layers to my kdrama viewing. I just wanted to say Thank You to all of you!

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Hi. Nice to meet you. @azzo1 says, hi, too. She's Oppa's Number 1 fan.

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Yes, thank you for the introduction, YY!

And, PD, please do join us, it's all fun, I promise!

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Register and join in. We're neither as scary not as crazy as this particular comments page makes out.

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I am the sanest. The rest of them are loonies.

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*WHISPERS* @katakwasabi is claiming to be Oppa. See what I mean?

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Hmmm...it feels odd to be called less-sane by the creator of 'Hot Cold CEO and Errand Boy Girl'.

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... that's highly debatable...

Oops sorry were we supposed to be encouraging the Bean to register...

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