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A magnificent bouquet of calla lilies in one hand, a bottle of expensive scotch hidden inside a presents bag in the other, Seungjae stopped at the front desk to ask for directions, but then thought better of it once he caught his reflection in one of the mirrors ornamenting the reception wall.
White button down, creme-coloured trousers, brown loafers. No tattoos or piercings in sight. He even took care to style his hair to something that could never offend any parents, and covered any dark circles or imperfections - not with concealer as much as with magic.
If Caleb wanted someone his parents would approve of, then Seungjae was determined to play that part to perfection.
Thing was, since this supposedly was the hotel where they'd first met, asking for directions would've stood out as unprofessional. He should've learned this place ages ago, when they first agreed on their 'story'.
So Seungjae wandered around the resort for a while, until someone noticed him walking the same corridor twice and bothered to ask him if he needed help. He did, actually.
He knew he was going in the wrong direction when he heard the waterfalls and caught sight of the Lehua Lounge - where he first suggested they meet but no, they had to do dinner. Thus, Morimoto Maui, where they had reservations and he even got an employee to guide him to his table.
"Aloha!" he greeted everyone at the table, a big grin on his face. "It's a pleasure to finally meet you!" He threw Caleb a quick, more personal smile - clearly meant just for him - before going around the table and holding the bouquet out for Caleb's mother, for the taking. "He told me how much you love these. My florist was thrilled to work with them, truth be told." He shut up about the part where his florist was thrilled specifically because they weren't meant for a funeral, at long last, because: 1. Seungjae had no florist; 2. he definitely didn't want to start with the wrong foot.
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To say that Caleb was nervous was an understatement. He’d been pacing in his room for some time before getting ready for the dinner with his parents and Seungjae.. He stopped eventually, reminding himself that his – their story was as solid as can be. He took in a deep breath, calmed himself down best he could and made sure to look even better than he normally did. His parents were calm, but he knew they were disappointed that he hadn’t even told them he was seeing someone to begin with. They, well mostly his mother, lectured him that they would not even try to set him up with someone if they knew Caleb was already in a relationship.

The family arrived on time to their dinner reservation and they sat down promptly. Caleb sat on the other side of his parents; an empty chair right next to him. They fell into polite conversation as they waited for his fiancé to arrive and grace them with his presence. When Seungjae had finally arrived, the family stood up and Caleb reflected the smile back. Caleb’s mother gratefully took the flowers and smiled pleasantly. Caleb cleared his throat, "Mother, father. This is Seungjae. My fiance." He moved stand next to him and threaded his fingers through Seungjae's hand and squeezed it.

”My son speaks highly of you. It’s not often I hear him speak about someone so... endearingly. ” she said.

Mother.” Caleb said, acting embarrassed. He let go of Seungjae then. The woman sent her son a cold look and Caleb looked away immediately. His father cleared his throat and smiled politely to Seungjae. “A pleasure to finally meet you. I hope you didn’t have difficulty finding the place.” He said. “Why don’t we all sit down? Ah, where are my manners? Would you like anything to drink, Seungjae?

Caleb seized that moment to answer. "He doesn't drink, father. You and him keep telling me to stop. Or at least just have a glass of wine once a week. You two have that in common, I suppose." he chuckled.

His mother finally spoke up again. "Why don't you tell us how you two met?" she questioned.

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Things were going just as planned - only a bit awkward, but that was expected. It was an important (family) event and he was meeting the parents for the first time. Caleb even took his hand, which had Seungjae grin wider, swallowing a tease he'd had on the tip of his tongue, just waiting for the perfect opportunity to leap out and embarrass the other.
But this wasn't a meeting for that. He had to behave, to play the perfect future son-in-law. He reassuringly squeezed back, and once Mrs Park spoke, a terrible thought made its way to Seungjae's brain.
Engagement bands. Where were their engagement bands?
He thankfully didn't have to immediately answer, some weird sort of tension finding its way between mother and son, but Seungjae couldn't shake off the feeling that they were making a horrible mistake by ignoring the necessity of engagement rings. Sure, he could make them appear on their fingers but how was he supposed to justify the sudden appearance to Caleb? What if panic made him focus better?
"I hope to rise up to your expectations then," he said with a smile, looking at each one of them but keeping Caleb for last. Seungjae grabbed his hand again and pulled him closer, playing with the other's fingers while he pressed a quick kiss on his cheek. "You flatter me, always," he said before pulling away and leaving Caleb with two small, prong-set diamonds resting at the ends of a slim white gold band, leaving an opening right where most huge diamonds would've rested. It was discreet and could've passed for a fashion ring easily, if noticeable at all.
Bouquet to the mother, whiskey bottle to the father, and then he was asked to sit down. Did he have a hard time finding the place? "Not at all," the lie smoothly left his lips. "After all, this is where we first met." He threw Caleb a quick smile, knowing that statement would prompt more questions.
As expected.
"We were both invited to a networking event hosted here." That was the story, right? "He dropped his pen, I picked it up, we exchange numbers. I'd love to say it was love at first sight but I'm trying to be a realist," he laughed. "We met some weeks after that. Caleb had to go away on business, I think?" He turned to his fiance for confirmation. "Such a busy bee." And back to the parents: "It was precisely because of his busy schedule that I decided I wanted something more."
New additions to the story but then again, Caleb had started it.
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Caleb hadn’t expected for Seungjae to squeeze his hand back, but he ignored it regardless. He was in love, that was what he had to show. He had to admit he was impressed with Seungjae’s acting since it seemed to be working. Granted, they were only dealing with introductions but at least Caleb knew his money wasn’t going to waste. It was good that the air was not so awkward or so tense that it could be sliced cleanly with a knife. He could relax just a bit.

I hope so as well.” Caleb’s mother spoke.

This evening was proving to be full of surprise, especially for Caleb. He hadn’t anticipated that Seungjae would take his hand again and kiss his cheek. He smiled despite it, “How could I not?” At least he wasn’t kissed on the lips. Caleb sat down in his seat next to Seungjae and held his breath when they were asked how they met. He let it out once it was answered smoothly. He laughed along, “It felt like it was, though. You could say it's the little things that matter in the big run.” Caleb nodded along when it said he had to go away on business. “It was to meet Mr. Han in Busan regarding trade.” He told his parents. That was the truth at least. He’d come back with good news from that meeting. He was confused though, at the new addition to the story. Because of his busy schedule? What the hell did that even mean? It couldn’t be helped now. It was said and done.

Caleb’s parents nodded along to the story. “My son is quite busy after all, he does handle most of the work already.” His father said.

You mentioned you met at a networking event. What is it that you do? Rather, what does your company specialize in?” his mother asked.

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Mr Park, at least, seemed easier to appease, jumping to attest that his son was indeed a busy man with lots of things to do. Seungjae nodded his way, looking quite serious about it all, like he understood the gravity of the situation and how the whole damn company - or better yet, the world - rested on Caleb's delicate shoulders.
It was his mother that felt like she'd be harder to convince, already switching the subject to jobs and worrying about her son's future financial well-being. Nevermind that they were already millionaires and Caleb would inherit enough money for his future generation to live in luxury, too. They still had to worry about money.
He already imagined Mrs Park as the one that fretted more over Caleb, the one that had more to do with how he was brought up. The loving mother stereotype, only filthy rich. Still worrying, though.
"I have a startup company," he answered, saying it with more confidence than he felt. What the hell was a startup anyway? He forgot to Google it. "We specialise in..." Shit. Shit. They'd never agreed on a thing.
Seungjae bit his lips and slowly turned to Caleb, his eyes just a bit wider than before, as if to hint at the panic he felt inside. What was the last movie he'd seen? Iron Man. Asshole billionaire. But no, he couldn't be an asshole and he couldn't fake being a convincing billionaire. They'd search for him online and when his claims didn't add up...
"Could I just show them?" he asked Caleb, trying to stall while thinking of an appropriate display of whatever the heck he was doing. He couldn't launch missiles from his phone but maybe...?
He held up his wristwatch and pressed on the side of it, a blue-tinged hologram showing him the current time, temperature and whether he had any missed calls.
"It's still being developed but this is one of our prototypes," he explained, then pressed something else to make the image larger. "Hold on, let me show you something cool." Another click, some scrolling down a list of files ending with .avi extentions and he picked one video after getting a clear image in his head of what he wanted to see.
Caleb's blue-tinged holographic image popped up to replace the list of video files. He was smiling shyly, like Seungjae imagined he would, but then hid his face behind his hands since Seungjae suddenly remembered these were his parents and they probably knew pretty darn well how their own son smiled and laughed.
"I miss you," holographic Caleb softly said. "Come back soon."
And it stopped there. Seungjae pressed another button to 'shut off' the whole thing, then looked at the parents with a hopeful expression. "We're the future of technology," he matter-of-factly said, hoping the damn waiter would come with their beverages sometime soon.






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Caleb had to sneak glances at his mother, but she had no expression on her face that told Caleb what she thought of everything. But their plan was working, perhaps better than he thought. He actually thought they could pull it off. He knew that his parents were going to ask about work. It was a good thing he planned for that, but it was a terrible idea not to figure out what exactly Seungjae did in said startup. When he turned to Seungjae though, it seemed that he realized that too. Caleb immediately retracted his optimism and replaced it with general realism (or rather cynicism). He nodded slowly though, unsure. “It would be best.” Caleb was not very sure what was happening anymore, especially when the video started playing. There were several thoughts running in his head, but the main was what the fuck?. Caleb knew that the other was a musician, so how could he even afford – never mind.

His parents were wide-eyed, and Caleb did his best not to react in the same way (he failed). When his parents asked why he was surprised, all Caleb responded with was “I only saw it in the beginning stage. When it wasn't as advanced. This is a vast improvement. I’m very proud of him for getting this far with it.” He smiled. He rested a hand on Seungjae’s shoulder briefly before moving it away. He didn’t fight the red on his face that appeared after the video finished playing. Words could not describe how relieved he was once realizing that their waiter hadn’t arrived yet. Caleb’s embarrassing actions was only seen by the four of them. “Was this from one of our skype sessions? It was difficult whenever we had to be long-distant.” he said, shaking his head. He might as well make everything up as he went.

At last, their waiter arrived (and Caleb was sure his mother was going to have choice words about the slow service) with drinks. Good. A momentary distraction. The glasses were placed, and the waiter left only to stop by again with menus and listed the chef’s choice. The man then left to let the four decide.

”It’s no wonder Caleb hadn’t said anything about your startup! It’s impressive. Don’t you think so, dear?” His father turned his mother.

”Quite marvelous, darling.” She turned to Seungjae. “What else has been developed?” she asked. She took a sip of her drink.

Caleb was not going to suffer embarrassment again. “Mother, Seungjae was telling me he was curious about your acting career and was impressed by how talented you are. You can tell him all about it.” He said. Crisis averted, and his mother was easily distracted by the mention of her career. It was his father that decided to that conversation short by letting Seungjae know he could order anything he would like.

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Well. He hadn't exactly expected jaws dropping to the floor and he definitely hadn't expected Caleb's jaw to drop alongside his parents'. But here they were, Seungjae put in a weird spot, all pairs of eyes looking either at him or his magical wristwatch.
Had it been too much for starters? Faced with the aftermath, he thought it might've been. Wow, good thing he didn't go with the remote controlled missiles. That would've rendered the whole dinner a disaster then.
Unfortunately, the parents picked up on Caleb's surprise and asked about it, his fiance quickly coming up with a plausible excuse and actually expressing something akin to pride as he spoke. It was odd - knowing that praise was closer to a lie, meant to fulfil a function, yet still thinking he would've liked some genuine praise. He'd done good, hadn't he? He came up with something amazing on his own.
When Caleb moved to take his arm off Seungjae's shoulder, Seungjae caught the other's hand in his and pressed a kiss to the inconspicuous ring on one of his fingers. "It means a lot," he said, threading their fingers together, thinking how this scene should've been kept for after the dinner, when they'd be alone. It felt like a couple thing, which meant it felt genuine.
But there was no way they could do this in private, since this was all a sham and didn't fit the script. So here he was, taking a directorial shot in the dark and cramming it in here.
He smiled when he let go of Caleb's hand, noticing the gradual and rapid reddening of the other's face. "Yes, cherry tomato," he teased, "I couldn't help but save it. Made it part of my rainy days fund."
The waiter came by, promptly got scolded by madam Park, and that was enough to have Seungjae worry about unwanted bodily fluids in his food. But at least their drinks were here.
Even if Mrs park asked about other projects.
"I'm afraid it's confidential. Even what I've showed you right now should have never be seen by anyone but my team and I," he shut down the subject, hoping he'd been professional and firm, but not an asshole in her eyes.
Until Caleb diverted her attention and had her talking about acting. He listened in rapt attention, holding himself back from commenting on how she could skip the self-fawning and get to the good parts already.
And then an offer was made. An offer for food. He eyes the "Chef's selection sushi" costing about 180 and probably designed for the whole table.
Leaning in, he asked Caleb on a slightly lower voice than usual, "Can I really order anything?"






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Caleb had to admit that Seungjae was a better actor than he’d thought because he was playing the role perfectly. Even if Caleb was often caught off guard yet again.. The other thing he hadn't noticed until then was the ring, because he was sure he hadn’t had one on before. Or did he? Oh well, that was the least of his concern. The gesture was intimate, Caleb knew that at least and he’d probably like it if he was truly in love, and not feeling utter hatred. “Of course. I’m always here for you.” He smiled.

Cherry tomato?” Caleb groaned. He buried his face in one of his hands. “You know I don’t like that nickname. But, it’s sweet. You’re sweet. That was so sentimental of you.” The words were painful to say. He turned to his parents. “He’s really good to me.” He said. His mother simply nodded having not said anything, which was worrying.

I’m glad to hear that. I wish you well in your ventures. The watch is sure to be big in the markets, particularly abroad. Have you any partners for this yet? Any backers?” Father said.

Caleb shook his head. "He's not supposed to say much about it, father. I was surprised he even showed me the prototype in the beginning. I know for a fact it'll sell well. He has the same kind of ambition as you do." he interjected. It was a good thing Seungjae also swooped in with a reason not to say more about the startup and other developmental projects. Caleb quietly let out a breath of relief. He didn’t bat an eyelash when his mother scolded the waiter. She always anticipated the best, especially for a family as important as them. It didn’t seem like a bad idea to indulge in some wine and besides, he had a fairly high tolerance. One glass was not going to make him tipsy. He gave it more thought and knew that it was a terrible idea to begin with.

He was pouring over the menu, wondering what to order. The angry chicken seemed like a good idea. He was put out of his thoughts, however. “Hm? Yes you can order anything. Just no drinks.”he whispered back.

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"I'm always here for you." It deserved a kiss. He could already envision it, eyes full of affection, leaning in closer, fingers lightly touching Caleb's nape and the little hairs at the base of his neck, slowly guiding him into a chaste kiss.
But the context was all wrong. It would've been too much, too soon - their first meeting with the parents shouldn't involve Seungjae acting out of line by his own initiative. Little gestures of affection were allowed, but he was aware some cultures viewed public kisses as vulgar.
So he simply smiled back, laughed a little at Caleb hiding his face in his hand and then wondered if he had gone too far either way. "It's sweet. You're sweet. That's so sentimental of you." Was he running out of ideas? Close to being tongue-tied already? Couldn't he come up with something more eloquent, something that sounded less like.... panicking and blurting out the first things he could think of?
He caught Caleb's free hand, giving it a reassuring squeeze he was certain the parents caught, and turned back to once again tell Mr Park he couldn't offer more information than he already had.
His fingers played with Caleb's the entire time.
Seungjae let his gaze linger on Caleb once he heard the last part. No alcohol? Was he supposed to be Virgin Mary now? Was that supposed to be a redeemable quality? Did Caleb's ex made a fool of themselves in front of their parents by getting drunk and acting like an idiot? Or else why was he forbidden from drinking?
Oh, or maybe one of them had to drive. Had he just been forced in the role of designated driver? Couldn't they just order a taxi?
"I'm getting the 180 sushi set," he informed Caleb, voice close to a whisper, trying to keep any negative feelings out of his tone.
But he had said it to spite him, to annoy him. The sushi he wanted to get would've been enough for a table of six, probably, so he sure as hell was taking a lot of it home with him, to feed the masses.









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Caleb was increasingly aware of how ridiculous he sounded. And found it mildly satisfying that his father was at least eating up the act. Now if only his mother could get with the program. He was her son, so he should have inherited her acting talent. Hopefully. At least he was sounding as flustered as can be. That was how some people behaved with their significant other, wasn’t it? Yet he could not answer his own question when Seungjae had held onto his hand again and started playing with his fingers. Caleb noticed his mother catching the gesture. She seemed to be buying it, at least.

Why don’t you tell us more about yourself?” Mother asked. “The 180- why? That’s way too much food.” Caleb asked, his voice low. He looked back down at the menu and fought the urge to shake his head. “You’re not even going to finish all that. You better have a good reason.” He whispered. Caleb hoped that good reason was to give most of it away to those who needed it (then again, he figured, Seungjae was quite the unfortunate person and Caleb was paying him handsomely). “You know what? Fine. But if my parents ask, give them a good reason for it.” He hissed.

What are you two whispering about, son?” Father questioned.

Caleb looked up that moment and smiled serenely. Two could play at that game and they were already going off script. To be fair though, the love of his life had started it. “Seungjae was reminding me of the time we had sushi on one of our dates. The server was a unique character. Oh, we should tell them the story.” he said, turning to his fiancé.

I certainly hope the server wasn't rude to you.” Mother commented.

Caleb shook his head, "Oh no, nothing like that. He was just overly enthusiastic. You remember, don't you, Jae?"

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He didn't know which question to answer first: Caleb's or his mother's. They both gave him little reprieve to gather his thoughts, and he could see the similarities between the two of them now. A wild thought occurred to him that Caleb sure did inherit his mother's demanding and impatient nature.
Interlocking their fingers, he used that as a form of apology or asking for a time extension while he raised his gaze from the menu and smiled at Caleb's mother. "Hm, what would you like to know?"
"Some basics? Where did you go for university, for example."
Where, not what he had studied there. And alumni names were public domain, right? Or easily obtainable, at least. So he couldn't blurt out Oxford or Yale and have these folks look into his claims to find absolutely nothing true.
"I never went to university," he blurted out. His words had an immediate effect, eyes widening or hands going still. But before any other questions could be thrown his way, he added, "My dad worked at a remote research facility so I was stuck in there most of the time. Everything I know is stuff he's taught me or that I figured out on my own." Did that sound too scifi? If they were going to ask for names, he'd have to invent another lie - "Sorry, can't tell. Top secret business." He needed to close the subject somehow, make sure they wouldn't start digging again. "He passed away a couple of years ago, though, and I'm... I'm still coming to terms with that. I avoid talking about him when possible." Take a hint.
And with this melancholy moment hopefully coming to a close, Seungjae turned back to Caleb, imitating his tone of voice: "You're paying, I'm playing." He threw the other one a cheeky grin.
These guys really couldn't let them breathe, huh? Seungjae barely muttered a reply when Caleb's father jumped to ask what was going on. 'Could you mind your own business?' was on the tip of his tongue, but Caleb chose to improvise instead.
Seungjae blinked. Then joined in, laughing as if he'd just remembered. "Oh yes! He did card tricks and then had money fall from his sleeves. And the pyrotechnics that went with that! Amazing!"
Two could play this game.
But he was interrupted by the waiter, asking if he could take their order.
Seungjae was discreet and simply pointed at what he wanted.
The waiter was not so discreet and gave him a long look before saying "That's... enough for two tables, sir."
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Caleb wished he planned more out when his mother asked where his fiancé went to for university. The answer Seungjae gave made Caleb want to punch him. Caleb didn’t even have to school his features when he said that he did not attend university. Caleb had figured just as much from the beginning. What he didn’t understand or figure, was the ridiculous elaborate lie about where his father worked. His parents gave him a look of pity. At least they stopped speaking about it. He rested a hand on Seungjae’s own for a second, just to show some solidarity. His parents had bought the gesture. Thank goodness. “He’s so intelligent. He's come so far. See, mother? He's so capable just like you.” Caleb smiled as if he were proud.

”We’re sorry to hear that. And of your mother?” Mother asked.

He simply raised a brow though, when Seungjae continued the little story about the ridiculous server. Pyrotechnics and money? What the hell – Seungjae had done that (and threatened him!) when they met up to talk about the arrangement. Caleb narrowed his eyes. “I can’t believe you.” He hissed. Scratch that. He did believe it. “It was! It was such a treat! You guys would have loved it. I can't seem to recall the name of the restaurant, but I remember it was in New York. Could you believe we actually attended the same emerging technology meeting? It was a happy coincidence.” Caleb added. He should receive an award for the amount of bullshit he was spitting. He was more than relieved when their waiter came back around to get their orders. God. He was serious about the 180 sushi set. Caleb’s parents simply blinked for a moment. His father broke the silence.

”Quite the appetite!” His father laughed.

At least one of them was finding this humorous. Caleb and his mother were certainly not. The dinner could not be any worse at that point. “Why don’t we just order this and take the rest home?” Caleb asked his parents and Seungjae. He knew the sushi was going to go to waste. He felt like he was jumping through hurdles for a dinner that should have been a smooth run. Caleb was glad for the patience their waiter had. The next few words were quite painful to say. “We’ll have … the 180 sushi set…” Caleb said, through gritted teeth. Yup, he was definitely going to kill his fiancé.

Even the waiter was hesitant. "The 180 sushi set it is. Will there be anything else?"

Caleb shook his head. "No, that will be all. Thank you." he gave a strained smile.

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'See, mother? He's so capable, just like you.'
Oh, oops. Judging by the thin smile the woman gave them, Seungjae supposed that hadn't been the greatest compliment to pay her. Clearly she disagreed with that statement, but didn't want to come across as rude.
"I did take my studies seriously, Caleb," she retorted, and Seungjae reached for the glass of water and took a sip, trying to swallow his words. All in vain, however - he couldn't let that comment sit between them, crowning Mrs Park as the winner of this exchange.
"Degrees aren't as important as knowing how to do your job. In my field, I mean," he added as an afterthought. But, to make sure Caleb wasn't going to strangle him later, he extended a peace offering: "I do plan on getting everything from my Bachelors to a PhD later on. Maybe even become a professor if the future will give me enough time for it." Sounded harmless enough.
"As for my mother, last time I talked to her, she was in London. She travels a lot, volunteering all over the place. I think her latest achievement involved lending a hand in planting a new future forest." Casually implying that even with his father gone, they still had enough money to go around? That was the plan. "But she is fine, thank you for asking."
They weren't going to ask about grandparents, right? Seungjae doubted he could contain his imagination if that happened. Thankfully, Caleb took care to change the subject.
"I can't believe you," Caleb hissed at him. Seungjae smiled and squeezed his hand affectionately. Laughing when the old man made a joke about his appetite, Seungjae otherwise kept his mouth shut, only speaking again once Caleb decided to change their meal plans.
"You know I don't live alone, right?" he whispered, hoping it would pass unnoticed. He'd hoped to take the rest home and surprise his flatmates, but clearly Caleb had other ideas.
Well... Maybe there was still hope for that. All he had to do was get rid of the parents early and ask to have the 180 set to go.
But first the food had to arrive.
"So tell me more about your lovely son - what things should I know that he wouldn't want to tell me? Any embarrassing childhood memories?" he asked, hoping that would keep the parents busy long enough.
And entertain him while he waited, too.






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Caleb felt his face burn when his mother responded. Wonderful. He’d just insulted her while trying to make the whole meeting run smoothly. He’d honestly thought linking the two of them would work. Mother was an actress, the very least she could do was act polite and accepting during the dinner. Caleb supposed that would be asking too much of her. “I hadn’t meant it like that.” He muttered. The thin smile remained on her face and her eyes rested on Caleb. She definitely heard him then.

At least Seungjae saved himself. Caleb almost snorted though, because of the phrasing and mother’s career. But luckily Caleb was surely saved from any future lectures when Seungjae revealed his ambitious plans to earn his Ph.D. Fantastic. That should get Caleb’s mother off their back for a while. “Teaching is a great profession, especially at the university level. I still remember some of my old professors because they had a lasting impression on me.” He said. Caleb was instantly nervous about the mention of Seungjae’s own mother. He was so sure that his parents were likely to investigate and find out any details about the woman. “It’s very green and innovative. All of his mother’s hard work will pay off, I’m sure of it. It’s a wonderful humanitarian effort.” He told his parents.

I thought you lived alone. But fine, you can take it home because my parents are not going to eat it.” Caleb whispered back. He still believed it was outrageous, though. It was going to feed several people plus Caleb and his parents. “How many people do you even live with? Ten?” he muttered, sarcastic. He had the grace to look incredulous at the mention of embarrassing stories. “I’m sure there’s nothing interesting in my childhood…” Caleb started.

He was cut off immediately by his father, who laughed. “Nonsense, Caleb! There was this one time when we were at a wedding. The other children were playing hide and seek, I believe, and Caleb chose to hide under the cart that was carrying the cake.

Caleb muttered an “oh no.” under his breath.

We couldn’t find him until the cake was brought to the center of the hall for the couple. Caleb was crying since he wasn’t found and didn’t know where we were. He came out and held onto the bride’s dress and called her mom. The look on the groom’s face was priceless.”

Caleb groaned. "How do you still remember that? I was trying so hard to forget it after all these years." He was never going to live it down at this rate.

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