“Dohui. Oppa needs 100,000 won right now. My aunt suddenly passed away. She was the one who took good care of me since I was young. I’m so sad. Right now.”
“What should I do?”
Until the moment I died, I thought Kim Hanjun, who had relatives die every week, was pitiful.
I was completely blinded by his lies.
“I’m really sorry, Dohui. I’ll pay you back as soon as I get the money.”
I transferred 100,000 won to Kim Hanjun and added a word of encouragement.
What if my bank account is empty, he likes me. I can save some money on food and coffee, and I’ll get paid for my part-time job soon.
I convinced myself with extreme mental gymnastics and lifted the bag with the heavy old laptop and entered the library next to the engineering building.
“Ah, I’m sleepy.”
I felt tired before I even started the piled-up assignments.
I desperately needed a sweet latte, but I suddenly felt depressed because I had no money.
I calculated with a bit of a cold head and it seemed like Kim Hanjun had taken almost 500,000 won from me as condolence money.
Can’t he pay me back sooner?
But I felt sorry for Kim Hanjun, who was immersed in despair due to his continuous tragedies, to ask him for money.
I bit my nails and turned on my laptop.
Everyone. Please send me the data you organized by today.
We had a group presentation for our major this week, so I left a message in the group chat. The number next to the message kept decreasing, but there was no reply for a while.
Dohui nuna. I’m sorry. I caught a cold.
I have reserve training today. Can you wait until tomorrow? Sry
It would have been nice if they replied late. There were people who just read and ignored the chat.
Maybe it was because I experienced this situation often. I didn’t feel anything even though they were uncooperative.
The tuition is expensive, but it’s more studying, so I convinced myself again and organized the presentation materials.
I worked on the assignment until late at night and got up from the library because I was hungry. As I walked to the convenience store, I heard a familiar voice with a strong smell of cigarettes.
“Ah shit, don’t step on it. It’s new.”
Kim Hanjun, who should have been at the funeral home by now, spat out a curse with a puff of smoke.
His conversation partner was the same group member who said he had to go to reserve training today.
“Is this N company’s limited edition shoes? How did you get them? They sold out in one second.”
“I barely got them from reselling. Shit. That’s why don’t shove your feet in.”
“How did you afford to buy them from reselling? Where do you have money?”
“I found a fool.”
I felt a thud in the back of my head at Kim Hanjun’s arrogant answer.
Fool, fool, fool. The two syllables echoed endlessly in my head.
“Who’s the idiot who gave you money?”
“Ah, Yoon Dohui.”
He nodded his head with an expression that he knew well as a returning student.
Wow, just by hearing my three-letter name, he accepted that I was a fool among fools?
“She’s in the same group as me, so it’s awesome. But does she give you money when you ask for it?”
“I made up an excuse that I had to go to a funeral, but I didn’t know she would fall for it every time.”
“Wow, Kim Hanjun. You’re really a bastard. This.”
I couldn’t stand listening anymore. I couldn’t even yell at him to give me back my money and ran away from there like escaping. I should have snatched his shoes and stomped on them.
“Dohui. You’re so nice.”
Kim Hanjun’s words kept ringing in my head.
Strangely enough, I didn’t cry. It felt like my chest was burning as if I had been hit.
“Dohui. You came just in time, do the dishes.”
As soon as I arrived home dragging my tired body, my mom pointed to the sink full of dishes with her finger.
The person who ate dinner was my younger brother, but why was doing the dishes naturally my part? I suddenly wondered.
‘I’m hungry too……’
As I rummaged through the empty fridge with no strength, this time I heard a conversation between my younger brother and mom.
“Mom, can you get me a tutor? All my friends are preparing for early admission these days and they’re taking group or private tutoring. I’m the only one who only goes to cram school.”
“Okay. I’ll look for a tutor.”
I dropped the milk I was holding at my mom’s unhesitating answer.
My stomach churned.
I couldn’t even take a few online classes because they were so expensive, let alone cram school. Those were my parents.
I thought our family’s financial situation was terribly bad.
My dad is an incompetent office worker who has been a section chief for years, and he has three children. But it wasn’t that they didn’t have money, they just didn’t want to invest in me.
“Yoon Dohui! Where are you going? Did you do the dishes?”
Leaving the house without saying anything was the best rebellion I could do.
I should have yelled at them.
Why are you discriminating against me? Do you think I’m a pushover because I’m quiet?
A moment later, sadness welled up like a tide and I sniffled with my nose stinging.
“Miss. I have to go home, but I lost my transportation card, so can you lend me 3,000 won? Please.”
I rubbed my wet eyes and let out a hollow sigh. There was someone who wanted to fool me again.
I had given this homeless woman transportation money three times already.
‘And I even kindly took her to the bus stop.’
Kim Hanjun took condolence money from me every week and this homeless woman took transportation money from me every week.
Damn. They must be really happy to bite me.
‘I’m amazing to know after being fooled several times.’
At this point, I couldn’t help but know. Even the homeless people on the street recognized me as a fool.
As Kim Hanjun said, I wasn’t nice, I was stupid.
“Our Dohui is so nice.”
“I like Dohui because she’s nice.”
I should have interpreted these words as ‘Dohui is a fool, so I’m very comfortable.’
Why did I realize this important thing right before I died?
“Miss. It’s only 3,000 won!”
The homeless woman grabbed my arm and got angry.
They think it’s their right if they keep getting favors, and she came out with a counterattack. I felt a surge of anger as I looked at the old woman.
“I don’t have a penny. Let go of me!”
“Then how about 2,000 won? 1,000 won!
I was arguing with the old woman on the road when I was hit head-on by a speeding motorcycle.
That’s how I died miserably and reincarnated.
In the body of a villainess in an R-rated reverse harem novel.