A voice narrates, “That high-off and dangerous mountain forest where
humans are not easily permitted to enter. The place where only the
spirits who protect the forest can enter. At the Moonlight Garden, their
sad legend was beginning.
SJ informs WR that troops looking for SH are in the forest and they
are led by the famed PJ. “You won’t be able to easily scare them off
like usual.” He wants WR to send SH away. He warns WR that if he lets a
human female in his heart, WR will get into trouble.
The gisaeng house henchman leads the troops to the place they saw the
“gumiho.” PJ finds the hair pin that SH dropped there yesterday when
she fainted in WR’s arms. A hawk flies above the scene and reports back
to WR, it seems.
SJ has left and WR is alone with SH. She cautiously approaches him
and says, “I think I should leave.” WR asks why. SH replies, “I am a
traitor’s daughter.” WR asks nonchalantly, “And so?” SH answers, “I am a
runaway slave too.” WR asks again, “And so?” SH explains, “You will get
in trouble if you are caught with me. I don’t want you to get in
trouble.” WR laughs and reassures her that he can’t be harmed and as
long as he is with her, she won’t be harmed either.
WR holds up a dead rabbit and a turtle for her to choose from to eat.
SH quickly chooses the peach on the table. WR leaves to pick a whole
tree’s worth of peach. SH laughs happily at pile of peaches in front of
her so WR, thinking it isn’t enough, says he will go and fetch a chicken
for her. SH holds him back, grabbing his arm. WR is pleasantly
surprised by the touch.
SH smells the flowers growing at Moonlight Garden. She turns around
to see WR with his arms completely full of fragrant flowers. She laughs
once again and starts to fall for him as he smiles back at her.
WR brings her a bag full of blue butterflies. Hehe, this man doesn’t know the meaning of moderation.
WR catches SH looking a little sad so he takes her to the top of the
waterfall where they can see the whole mountain range and a rainbow. She
marvels at the sight and exclaims, “It’s beautiful!” WR says to her,
“You’re smiling face is beautiful. Very beautiful.”
It is night now and WR and SH are sitting by the fire. She asks how
long he has lived in the mountains. WR replies he forgot to count
because it has been so long. She asks if he has family. He says no, he
has been alone for a long time. SH tells him she has a younger brother
and a maid who is more like a sister. He asks about their whereabouts
and she tells him Dam has been left behind and she had to split up with
her brother. She laments the fact that she can do nothing right now to
help them. WR sees her sad and worried face and asks if she will feel
better if she knows how they are doing. “Will you be able to laugh
peacefully?” SH asks WR why he is so nice to her. WR replies, “I want to
do anything for you. That is my heart right now.”
WR has come down to the city to find out about SH’s family. He finds the brother hanging in front of the city walls.
SR has come to GW to ask him to take down SH’s brother’s body so she
can take him and bury him. GW wants the body to hang a little longer as a
strong warning. SR asks how he can be so cruel to the son of someone
who was once his friend. GW wonders why SR is so concerned- did she once
have a thing with SH’s father? SR is offended by the suggestion and
replies no. GW’s right-hand man comes to report that the body has gone
WR makes his way back to the Moonlight Garden with heavy steps. SH is
waiting anxiously for him. She runs to him and asks about her family
but WR can’t reply. WR has buried the body and placed a marker on the
mound. SH notices his expression and asks if something is wrong. WR
can’t tell her the truth so he lies and says everyone is doing well. “So
don’t worry and be at peace. Stay by my side and I will protect you.”
SH is happy with the news of her family and embraces WR. WR is surprised
by this but his eyes remain sad as SH says, “Now I can finally
breathe.” WR can’t bring himself to embrace her back, though, because he
has lied to her.
SH notices what a rash thing she has done and pulls back. She
apologies and starts to move away when WR suddenly cups her cheek and
wipes away her tears. Green lights start to float around them. WR pulls
back and turns away. But suddenly! He turns back to SH and kisses her. KYA!!!!!!!
After the kiss ends, he asks, “Will you marry me?” Just like before,
SH reminds him that she is a traitor’s daughter, and a runaway slave,
but just like before, WR doesn’t care and just keeps asking, “Will you
marry me?” SH smiles at his acceptance and unconditional love for her.
She hugs him and they kiss again. Except we get a wide shot. Why so stingy, drama?!
SJ can’t believe what he just heard. What? Getting married? WR
happily confirms. He asks about the Gu Family Book again. SJ takes WR to
the library and pretends to not know where the book about the Gu Family
Book is. WR is upset that his friend didn’t take care of a book that
was about him more carefully. SJ syas he can’t understand why WR is
insisting on getting married. WR replies that SJ would understand if he
lived a thousand years alone too. SJ still can’t see why someone who
looks as good as WR would get hitched. Yes, remain single for me, Choi Jin Hyuk.
SJ asks WR if SH knows about WR’s real identity. WR replies that he doesn’t plan to tell her since he will become human.
SJ isn’t even trying hard to find the book but WR finds it. WR can’t
read so he gives SJ the book. SJ recites everything from the book, as if
he has it all memorized. Yes, SJ was just pretending not to know where
the book was to try to convince WR out of his decision.
SJ tells him what the book says about the Gu Family Book. Nobody has
every seen the Gu Family Book. This is because there has never been a
protector spirit that became human. This suggests that becoming human is
extremely hard. The Gu Family Book appears only after you keep three
rules for one hundred days. (From the drama’s synopisis: The Gu Family
Book is the record of the oath that Hwanwoong (the god who founded
Korea) made with the protector spirits, giving them the chance to become
human. To become human, the spirit must keep three rules for one
1. Can’t kill anything.
2. Can’t refuse a human’s request for help.
3. Can’t show his true identity to any human being.
SJ says to WR, “Difficult, right? It is said that the Gu Family Book,
which is a record of Hwanwoong’s oath, will appear in front of you
after one hundred days. But if you break any of the rules before the
hundred days are up, you won’t get a second chance and you will become a
demon for a thousand years.” SJ wants WR to think about his decision
one more time.
But WR’s resolve won’t be shaken, despite SJ’s sincere concern for
his friend. He says, “I met a human female who made my heart beat fast
for the first time in a thousand years. If I lose her now, I might have
to wait another thousand years.” He leaves, saying to SJ, “I will see
you in a hundred days.”
WR and SH get married at the Moonlight Garden. They move inside the
cave to get down to business, hehehe, and most notably, WR kisses SH’s
GW is at the burial mound. His right-hand man concludes it must the
grave of SH’s brother, seeing how fresh it is and with the marker. GW
guesses that SH must be alive but he wonders how a girl could have
carried the body this far into the forest.
SH calls out to WR, calling him “Husband.” She has packed him a
snack. WR notices that she is carrying a basket and asks why. SH tells
him that she is going to go pick some plants but WR doesn’t want her to
go alone. SH insists she can do this herself; after all, she has lived
in the forest for three months now. WR tries to grab the basket from her
but she distracts him by planting a wet one on his cheek. WR freezes
and SH leaves smiling, saying she will be back before lunch.
WR is still standing there like an idiot when SJ comes. He calls WR a wife babo (a
wife idiot, or someone who is at the mercy of his wife because he loves
her too much). He notes how badly WR looks, though, and comments the
hundred days must be hard on him.
WR tells him that he only has eleven days left now but sometimes it’s
hard when he sees visions of a well-cooked rabbit’s leg in front of
him. SJ asks why, with such a pretty wife making you food, and he grabs
the snack bundle from WR. He eats the rice balls inside but immediately
spits it out. WR laughs and explains that his wife is not a good cook
but he got used to it. SJ wonders how WR survived on this food- “The
power of love is incredible!”
Ah, SJ rememebers why he came here. He figured out a way for WR to
get rid of the side effect (turning into a demon). SJ gives WR a
hand-carved wooden stake and tells him to keep it with him always.
PJ is talking to GW. He wants to leave now since it has been three
months with no sightings of the gumiho and no reports of any humans
being harmed. He does not think GW should be using a civil servant paid
by the government for his own personal mission. PJ is about to leave
when a soldier comes into report that SH has been sighted. GW orders PJ
to bring her in. He knows that SH was able to survive in the forest
because someone was helping her. PJ should find that person too and
bring him in.
WR returns to the Moonlight Garden but SH has not returned. SH is
gathering food when she senses the soldiers. She moves slowly at first
and then starts to run. The soldier shoots a signal into the air and
chases after SH. PJ sees the signal and so does WR. He starts to run in
that direction like a human at first but in his haste, he uses his
supernatural power to run faster.
SH is being chased by troops and she pleads silently, “Help me,
Wol-ryung!” Suddenly she is grabbed from behind a tree. It is WR. He
pulls her close and makes the leaves on the tree grow to cover them. The
troops pass without spotting them. The leaves pull back and WR tells SH
that it is safe now. “Let’s go home.”
Unfortunately, PJ has seen all this. He asks WR how he did that. “Are
you human or something else?” WR grips SH’s hand tight and just says,
“I don’t want to fight you. My wife and I didn’t do anything wrong.” PJ,
who does not know what SH looks like, says, “If that woman isn’t the
runaway slave we are looking for, we will apologize. But go with us
quietly now.” WR doesn’t want to do this so he stares at PJ’s horse and
spooks it. WR and SH take this chance to run away.
PJ shoots a signal into the air and his troops understand that it means they should set up and wait.
SH and WR have been running for awhile and SH says she can’t run
anymore. She apologizes for not listening to WR. WR says, “Trust me and I
will protect you.” He asks for her to endure just a litte bit more. She
agrees and he kisses her forehead.
Eventually, SH and WR run into the troops. One shoots an arrow at
them but WR quickly shields SH. During this distraction, chains come
down and entrap WR. He is completely tied up and troops surround him. A
soldier identifies SH as the runaway slave to PJ. PJ orders SH to be
arrested. WR blocks the troops saying, “She is my person.” But with the
chains around him, WR can’t do anything as SH is taken away. She screams
his name as his is beaten into the ground by the troops. WR remembers
what SJ told him about the rules but WR is unable to contain his anger
as he watches SH being dragged away. Suddenly, blue lights start to
float in the air. WR uses his supernatural strength to break the chains
and pick up a soldier off the ground by the neck using one arm. He has
transformed into an animalistic figure.
SH and everyone else watch in shock as WR kills the soldier with his
claw-like hands. More troops attack but they are no match for his
strength. WR fights them off, growling, “Don’t lay a hand on my person.”
SH watches in shock at this “beast” killing humans left and right and
biting them. WR sends out a roar that forces everyone else to cover
their ears in pain but SH is in too much shock to be affected. She
silently sheds tears.
All the troops are down so WR walks toward SH. She whispers, “Don’t.
Don’t come close!” at first but later screams, “No!” She faints before
WR reaches her and WR roars in anger and sadness.
WR brings SH back to the cave. He is in a lot of pain. SH regains
consciousness and immediately moves back in fear. She says, “Go away” to
WR. WR tells her to not be scared. “It is me, Wol-ryung.” SH asks,
“Wol-ryung? Is it really you?” WR apologizes for showing her this side
of him. SH asks again, “It is really you?” WR replies, “Yes, this is the
real me. I’m sorry.” SH shakes her head in disbelief and WR collapses.
SH cries as she says, “It can’t be. It can’t be.”
SH runs out of cave thinking, “It can’t be him. It can’t be.” She
runs away from the Moonlight Garden. Inside the cave, blue lights float
around and slowly heal WR.
It is night and PJ’s troops have set up camp inside the forest. Many
are injured and PJ looks after them, concerned. He also confirms that a
message has been sent back to the city. He is surprised to see SH
entering the camp, looking like she is still in shock.
SJ runs into the cave. He exclaims, “I knew this would happen,” and
feeds WR water. WR wakes up. The first thing he does is ask about SH. SJ
tells him that she is not here. WR asks SJ to search for her for him.
SJ says in exasperation, “Even now, all you care about is love.” WR says
please. SJ moves WR and leaves the cave. He reminds WR about the stake
he gave him and tells WR to do what he told him at the last critical
GW has come to the camp. He slaps SH and she glares at him defiantly.
He taunts her, saying she gave up her brother and Dam’s life to live
with a monster. SH is shocked to learn that her family is dead. She
remembers what WR told her about everyone doing well. GW assures her
that what he is saying is true. “I put the noose around your brother
myself. If you had become mine from the beginning, your brother would
SH starts to gag to she runs to a tree. She can’t believe that her
brother is dead. She weeps for her brother and Dam. Nearby, GW orders PJ
to make SH bring him to where the monster is. PJ is to kill the monster
and then kill SH too.
It is morning now and WR wakes up. His wounds have healed but he
still looks awful. He goes out to drink some water and later notices the
troops surrounding him (Although why he didn’t notice before is beyond me. Just drama magic, I guess.)
He asks how they were able to come to this place. “Humans can’t find
this place.” The troops don’t answer. They only bring forth SH. SH looks
at WR with disdain. WR, shocked, asks her “Why are you here? You can’t
have possibly led them here? You betrayed me?” Instead of feeling
guilty, SH is angry at WR for lying to her about her family. She demands
to know why he lied. WR replies “I couldn’t bear to see you sad.” GW
steps out from the back to offer his own version. WR lied to placate
her and steal her heart. SH demands to know why WR did not tell her
about his real identity. “I believed in you!”
WR cries. He remembers what SJ told him. If the human still loves him
after finding out his real identity, WR is safe. But if she doesn’t, WR
must stab her through the heart so that he doesn’t become a demon.” WR
takes out the stake and runs toward SH, screaming, “Seo-hwa!” He grabs
her shoulder but he is stabbed by PJ. WR asks SH, “Why? I loved you. I
loved you so much. Why?” HEART= BROKEN.
GW orders PJ to finish WR off. WR starts to transform and his claws
dig into SH’s arm. PJ pushes WR away and delivers the final blow. WR
sheds blue light from his would and floats into the air. He dissipates.
SH whispers, “Wol-ryung.” I EVEN LOVE HIS NAME. GW orders PJ to finish the job and leaves.
SJ arrives on the scene searching for WR. SJ asks, “What happened to
my friend?” but no one answers him. SJ falls to the ground and cries. SJ
exclaims that WR was just a protector spirit of the mountain. He caused
no harm to anyone. PJ informs him that half his troops were seriously
injured. SJ asks, “Did your troops start the fight first? All he wanted
was to become a normal human and live with that woman.” He faces SH and
tells her that all this happened because WR loved her. SJ exclaims that
WR only had ten days left until he became human. “A mere ten days!” SJ
weeps for his friend. SH looks at where WR stood. The wooden stake is
there. He never intended to stab her with it, it seems.
SH starts to gag again and runs off. She realizes that she must be
pregnant. PJ had followed her. She turns to him, knowing he know what
she knows, and says, “No, it’s not possible!”
GW received the report that PJ took care of everything. He was also
given SH’s bloody hair pin as evidence. We get a flashback of GW
possibly liking SH in his own way, if affection is possible for an evil creep like him. But I doubt it.
The forest grows over WR’s body and the seasons change. It is spring now.
SH has been kept hidden at the gisaeng house all this time. She has
tried to swallow poison again and the other gisaengs are holding her
back as SH throws a tantrum. SR tells her to accept her fate and SH
yells, “What is my fate? To be a gisaeng? To be the wife of an animal
spirit? To be the mother of a monster?!” SR reminds her that SH tried
everything to kill the baby but the baby is still growing inside of her.
“The baby will die only if you die.” SH screams, “Then kill me!” SR
says she can’t due to the request of the person who left her here. SR
and the others leave SH and SH starts to feel contractions.
Somehow SH has runaway and inside the forest, she hears WR’s urgent voice call her name- “Seo-hwa!”
SH has made her way back to the cave. She sees flowers growing nearby and remembers all the happy times with WR.
SH gives birth to the baby inside the cave. The baby’s cries fills
the cave and blue lights start to float everywhere again, even at SJ’s
temple. He whispers, “Wol-ryung?”
SH gets up and uncovers the hatchet. She had wrapped up the baby in
the dark, not even getting a good look at his face. She says, “I’m
sorry, Wol-ryung. I can only do this,” and raises the hatchet to kill
the baby. But suddenly blue lights surround her and light floods into
the cave, moving the shadow off the baby’s face. SH sees the baby
clearly for the first time and exclaims, “You aren’t a monster. You
weren’t a monster!” She wails in guilt over trying to kill the baby.
Park Mu Sol and others are having a party by the river. He hears a
baby’s cry but no one else heard it so he orders the music to stop. Now
everyone can hear the baby. It is coming from the basket floating in the
river and MS wades in to fetch it. He looks around to see if the baby
belongs to anyone but doesn’t see anyone else nearby. MS carries the
baby out and a gisaeng points out the baby looks newborn.
Suddenly SJ is on the scene, exclaiming really loudly, “You’ve picked
up a bundle of fortune. If you take care of the baby, he will bring you
a lot of good fortune.” Another yangban there names the baby “Kang Chi”
because he was abandoned in the river and gives him the last name
“Choi” after MS’ manservant’s last name.
A voice narrates, “That high-off and dangerous mountain forest where
humans are not easily permitted to enter. The sad love story between the
animal spirit Gu Wol-ryung and Seo-hwa came to an end like that but
here, another legend was starting, called…” MS repeats the baby’s name.
“Kang Chi. Choi Kang Chi.”
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