Aom and Mike reach an agreement: she will still do housework, both shouldn’t get involved in each other’s life, the contract between them is to remain a secret, once the contract is over Mike will give her back the house, and physical contacts or flirting are a NO NO.
Aom is scared that what happened the other day will repeat itself [the kiss]. Mike asks her if she is serious???!! He would have never done that if he didn’t have to (I don’t totally believe him but OK ).
An extra agreement is made between them: the first one to fall in love will lose (Wonder who will lose first? Not that it matters cause the bet is so childish lol).
Mike also adds that some form of physical contact is necessary since they need to act like a couple in public. He also apologizes for kissing her that day (FINALLY showing some remorse).
Benz is being yelled at by the manager; they are trying to find someone else to help Benz handle Mike but without any success. Mike is too much trouble. Benz promises that she would make no mistake this time.
Guy drops by at Min’s store. She is still mad about everything that happened (She is the one that caused this mess how dare she be mad?!). Guy tells her that things never should have gone this far. What about Mike’s career? Min asks what about her feelings (Please get over yourself, it’s not always about you)? Guy apologizes and wants her to think about their friendship; he wants to go back being like before. She said not now; it’s too soon.
Min tries contacting Mike, but he ignores her phone calls. Min has a flashback of their childhood. She remembers playing with Mike and Guy. Even back then she always choose Guy first, but he always made sure to include Mike.
Benz questions Mike about Aom. How come she never heard of her? Mike ignores her questions. When Aom comes in, she’s all dressed up (Hair done, nails done, everything done … lol) . Mike is stunned and stares at her for quite a long time. Aom apologizes for being late. Mike tells her that she looks cute; Aom is suspicious and thinks that he is just pretending in front of Benz (He is but that’s not the only reason).
Benz and Aom are introduced and she makes fun of Mike: how weird that everyone in their agency only meets Aom now? Thot, Mike’s boss assistant, is also there to help. She tells them that the reporters are already there. Aom gets scared but Mike comforts and cheers her up. She just need to do whatever he says and smile. To make her smile, he starts singing the song that Aom’s father taught her: If you are happy, clap your hands…
Mike keeps singing the song to make her feel at ease and walk on the red carpet. She stays frozen for the longest time ever. The camera flashes in her eyes and the crowd are too much for her. Aom almost trips and fall: everyone thinks she is so cute and natural (Hell yeahhh).
The press conference is successful. Aom remains silent most of the time and lets Mike do all the talking: they first met on the plane to Korea. He was attracted by her humor and how natural she was. She is someone who doesn’t care about beauty. While he is talking he has flashbacks of their first meeting (Her being talkative, annoying, and throwing up on him). He adds that he can herself with him, she makes him do stuff he has never done with anyone else?
Mike turns to Aom if she remembers the night they spent talking (I guess he is referring to when they were both feeling down and had dinner together). Aom nods and he says: I had never done that with anyone else [open up]. It made me realize that I want to be with you for the rest of my life. Everyone swoons from the reporters to the staff of Mike’s agency – so cheesy.
Mike kisses her hand and then her cheek; he whispers asking her if this isn’t a touching scene and also orders her to kiss him back!
Pressured by the crowd; Aom reaches to Mike and starts squeezing his cheeks (Revenge time) and kisses him. I bet Mike’s cheeks are on fire.Wedding plans, honeymoon, and dowry are questionned by the reporters. Mike says that the wedding will be private with his family members. They will most likely go on honeymoon like normal couples.
Mike’s grandmother is also watching the show. She almost faints at the news and calls Pim (Mike’s mother??) to watch the show too. Grandma is not the only one under shock. Pao and Oom are so confused and unable to utter a single word. Guy is also following and can’t believe his eyes. He must be wondering how in the world did this happen? And Min! She is finally and slowly realizing that she lost something (YESSSSS!).
Aom is waiting at a bridal shop when she hears people gossiping about her. Making fun of her height and wondering how she catched Mike. Maybe she’s pregnant…
Guy and Mike meet at the gym. Mike is being resentful (Which I don’t quite understand) but Guy keeps trying to break the ice. He asks Mike if he will be the best man of his wedding. Right after, he asks about Aom: How is she doing? Mike replies: Why do you care? Do you like her? You are too late if it’s the case. Guy smiles and tells him that it’s ok, Mike only needs to take good care of Aom. She is a cute and caring person. She has dreams and good intentions. Mike gets mad and is tired of Guy acting like his father. Guy doesn’t take Mike’s harsh words to heart and invites him to play squash
Meanwhile Aom is enjoying her bridal care session…
Pim, Mike’s mother, visits Aom and Mike’s house. Aom welcomes her and feels a little uncomfortable. She apologizes for not visiting them first and paying her respects. Things happened so suddenly and the matter is a little complicated, but it’s definitely not because Mike doesn’t care about his family. Mike showed her so many pictures of them (Lies, lies, lies but at least it’s for a good cause).
Aom is taken to meet the grandmother, who is impatient to see her. Mike’s grandmother’s conclusions: Mike and Aom must fight a lot and Aom looks cunning. After analyzing her face, grandma proceeds to ask her questions about her family. Aom goes on a tangent and never clearly answers the questions – such an awkward first meeting. Mike calls her and after learning that she is at his house he rushes there. When they learn that Mike is coming, the grandma and mother seem way to happy. I suspect that this was part of their plan to lure Mike there.
When Mike gets there he finds Aom carving fruits – a task she obviously doesn’t appreciate. Mike acts all cute with his grandmother but that is not enough to keep her from reprimanding him: announcing his wedding on TV without letting her now. He keeps hugging and kissing her in order to have her stop pouting. He also tells on Aom to his grandma – telling her how Aom is always yelling at him and arguing.
Grandma wants to help prepare their wedding and it should take place at their family house, Mike is reluctant. He doesn’t want to irritate a certain someone (I guess his father).
Aom and Mike take their leave and he promises to come visit soon. They meet Mike’s father while leaving – awkward encounter. Aom is the only one greeting Mike’s father and she tries to go into more formalities but is quickly dragged out by Mike.
On the way back, Mike asks Aom if his grandmother questioned her a lot. She answers yes and adds that it seems like she doesn’t like him in many aspects. The person to go to is his mother he says. She knows what his grandmother likes best. Aom nods and says that his father seems nice. She likes him (Wrong thing to say Aom, stop looking for trouble). Aom also thinks they should host the wedding at his house. Plus they can save money too.
Mike warns her with his finger: #1 Each time he uses his finger to warn her that means she needs to stop talking. #2 He will never get married at his house #3 Aom doesn’t know his father at all. Aom retorts that he doesn’t need to yell at her and that he shouldn’t talk about his father like that. Aom meddling makes Mike furious and he throws her out of the car… On the side of the highway.
Aom yells at him but he doesn’t turn back. She starts walking but it’s hot and such a long walk that she sits down on the side of the road at some point. When Mike decides to turn back and come get her, it’s already too late. She is no where to be found.
Surprisingly Aom makes it back to their house before Mike. She packs her clothes and ready to leave when she meets Oom and Pao outside. She runs to Oom and starts crying. Oom is so worried, she asked Aom if Mike has done anything to her. Did he rape her?
Aom starts arguing: Where has Oom been all along? How come Oom did this to her? How come Oom sold the house and left? Oom gives her a single word: Sorry (So lame!) Aom wonders where they got their new car (Duhhhh with your money!) and Pao makes up a lie: they borrowed it from a friend. Pao and Oom take Aom to their new house and Aom starts going on a rant.
She can’t believed they betrayed her. They feel sorry (They actually look like they are but I still don’t trust them) but they explain that they had no choice because of their debts. The loan shark threatened to kill them (Isn’t this another lie?). Oom adds that she is pregnant. Learning that she is about to be a aunty, Aom forgets about her problems. She is glad that nothing happened to Oom and the baby.
Mike keeps trying to reach Aom but without success.
Aom also tells Oom about the contract between Mike and her (OMG whyyyyyyy!????). Aom refuses to go back and decides that she will stay at Oom and Pao’s place. Something might make her change her mind… A call from Mike’s mother…
The press conference showed another side of the relationship between Aom and Mike. While they are making their way on the carpet to answer reporters’ questions, Mike keeps smiling from left to right and holding Aom’s hand at the same. A lot of it is for show but I couldn’t help but feel that at some point even if it’s just a little he was genuine. Almost like he was proud to be with her at this press conference.
The tale of their love story is also made up of both truths and lies but mostly reflect their relationship. I believe that what he said about the night they spent together talking was true – the first time he opened up to someone.
I also see Aom slowly closing the gap between Mike and his father. She is so adorable that I am sure that Mike’s dad will be won by her.
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~ maniac Ride