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I am home today so I gave in and watched ep 15 raw, with the help of softy's awesome live summary. Do you know when was the last time I watched a drama raw? City Hunter, over a year ago.



I cried, I swooned, I was left in a state of shock and awe. This was beyond perfect. You know, even in the unlikely event this drama nosedives in its last third, it would have earned a place on my favorites list just due to this episode.



The way Choi Young's composure breaks and he falls apart once he finds out it's poison. He is not stoic any more, he is breaking in front of our eyes. And somehow when he tries to proffer Eun Soo's aspirin bottle to Jang Bin, as some sort of desperate talisman, because it's heavenly medicine, really got me. I almost started bawling right then and there.

















He finds DH. And goes for the throat. I was cheering. When he shoved him against the wall and told him that he's killed hundreds of people before and hasn't enjoyed it, but him, him he is going to cut apart slowly, piece by piece, and stabbed him - oooooh. I am clearly certifiable, because I found that insanely romantic. I do find it kinda awesome how even the bad guys in this drama are shippers - DH refers to Eun Soo as "your woman" to CY. DH is by far scarier and smarter than anyone else - everyone else wants the supposed nebulous benefits Eun Soo can bring, but he only sees her as a tool to get something concrete, because he knows that by threatening her, he can use Young as a very effective weapon. This is something Gi Chul hasn't figured out in all these episodes. Though DH is reckless beyond belief. He got Choi Young to work for him, in exchange for the antidote (on which more below) but it's like getting a tiger to work for you - how does he think it will work? Sure, Choi Young won't kill him for as long as he needs the antidote (7 doses at 4 days each buys DH a month of CY's services), but the moment the antidote is done, Choi Young IS going to cut him up piece by piece. Is there any doubt? Even if meanwhile DH (who is triple-crossing everyone) manages to become the King, is there any doubt CY will massacre a battalion if he needs to, to get to him?























It killed me that before he went off to the palace, Young gave his sword to speedy kid, as if he didn't want his sword to see what he was about to do.








This scene! Young comes and asks Gongmin for the royal seal (DH told him he will give him the antidote for the royal seal). And Gongmin, naturally, refuses, so CY fights everyone and takes it. He fights his own men! He goes against his King! If there was any doubt what Choi Young puts first, it is gone - he puts Eun Soo above his King, his country, his men, his duty, his honor. Oh. My. GOD.




















Gongmin, quivering with rage, and Nogook, helpless. I love the two of them so. One of the things this interlude is going to teach Gongmin is that everyone has a breaking point - it will teach him about forgiveness.














Yeah, you bought yourself a month with your maneuvres, DH. Good luck with that!

















Watching her, helpless. I love how he just holds her hand and talks to her, and keeps talking to her, his voice anchoring her to the world. (And he tells her he will teach her fishing. AWWWWWW!)


























Her nightmare is finding Young dead. Their greatest fear is losing each other. Oh my God. Oh my God. But his joy when he hears her voice! They kill me. They are my OTP of the year so so so so so much.









































Nogook comforting Gongmin, and Gongmin realizing that Young did leave him an out. I love how these characters are smart and good and fight their best.

















With his aunt. He is wondering if he should go with Eun Soo to heaven. YES! YES! Fuck history!





This scene. THIS. I couldn't breathe. I already rewatched it three times. The way she stretches out her hand, the way she tries her best to talk him out of his guilt for introducing DH to her, the way she asks to lean on him - the easy, wordless physical intimacy and comfort that is nonetheless so charged I want to look away from, as it's too private to intrude onto. The way they fit into each other. The way he holds her hand. The way she explains she figured out the dates and the gate opens in a month so she has to go then or else another won't open until 67 years later, much too late for her. OMFG! No! That means if she leaves, she won't be able to come back until after he is dead even if she changes her mind. No! They have a month left! No!!!! NO!!!!! This drama is going to kill me. Almost as much as their mute wordless acceptance of their fate. NO!!!!!


















































And then there is this scene! Where he helps to make her medicine! And she cajoles him to feed it to her because it's bitter, making faces like a kid - and he helps her drink, supporting her, cuddling her (heeee, aunt and uncle's faces at seeing the deadly warrior play nursemaid so tenderly. They are such shippers!). And their smiles and just - guuuuuuh. But the second he leaves, she collapses in pain, and you see that she is as brave and as considerate as he is - she did that little act so he wouldn't figure out she couldn't move her hands and is in horrible pain. OHHHHHH. You kill me. YOU KILL ME.
















































































You are about to be dead, DH. And I will cheer!



Perfect episode. As it always is when the two are together, against the world and with nobody else to interfere. I was worried they'd go back to the palace but this - oh my GOD.



I am in a haze. If these two do not end up together, history and time travel paradoxes be damned, there is no justice in the world.

Date: 2012-10-01 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottishlass.livejournal.com
Yep definitely the best ep ever ... the right amount of hurt and comfort and soo intense ... I just want to wrap them up in a bubble and make it all go away. *spazzing on the floor*

Date: 2012-10-01 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
It was everything I ever wanted times 11. But I am honestly convinced he can't live without her and vice versa so how can she go back to the future?

Date: 2012-10-01 11:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottishlass.livejournal.com
Perhaps they travel further back in time?

Date: 2012-10-01 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
But that still doesn't explain how they get around that fact that CY has a prominent role in history all through his old age. GRRRR

Date: 2012-10-01 11:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] algelic.livejournal.com
I've been watching the episodes raw just because I want my Gongmin/Noguk fix.

HAH. As I watched this episode I kept thinking "Maaaaaan, Mousie must be LOVING this. It's like they wrote it just for her!". Seriously, I've never seen something so tailored to your tastes.

I'm impatient. I just want to know the ending already!

Date: 2012-10-01 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yeah. I mean, objectively, there are dramas this year that are better. But in terms of purely catering to every single last kink I have, no drama has ever done better, this year or any other. It's like someone read Fushigi Yuugi and decided it wasn't shippy enough.

I need to know if it ends badly so I can prep myself.

Date: 2012-10-02 12:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smothered-pith.livejournal.com
I'm about to start watching this loveliness :)
I have to say it's a nice contrast from the beginning where CY would chose duty to the king over ES. Now there isn't even a doubt in anyone's mind what his number 1 priority has become.
Onward to the partially subbed epi. :)

Date: 2012-10-02 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I love the progression. In part motivated by his guilt and responsibility but in bigger part by love.

Ahhhh

Date: 2012-10-02 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joonni.livejournal.com
she did that little act so he wouldn't figure out she couldn't move her hands and is in horrible pain.

Didn't catch that. That's why I love you. <3

Date: 2012-10-02 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
*blushing*

They are so selfless with each other, they kill me!

Date: 2012-10-02 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redpinkboxes (from livejournal.com)
They kill me too. Im pretty much sure i died a few times watching this ep. The show leaves me at the edge of my chair. Now all im thinking is.... when was the time frame that she timetraveled, and is she really hwata?

Gosh, otp moments aplenty in this ep,... and oh boy, they definitely do not waste a second, they are basically a couple already! Like what, leaning on him, holding his hand uhoh i love them so much!

Date: 2012-10-02 11:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I mean, by now the only couply thing they haven't done is make-outs. They might as well be married other than that.

I am soooo confused about the time travel stuff, even more so with the dream flashbacks. I need to know now!

Date: 2012-10-02 06:08 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
"He finds DH. And goes for the throat. I was cheering. When he shoved him against the wall and told him that he's killed hundreds of people before and hasn't enjoyed it, but him, him he is going to cut apart slowly, piece by piece, and stabbed him - oooooh. I am clearly certifiable, because I found that insanely romantic."

I think we're both certifiable then :D -- because oh my gosh, I found CY insanely hot during that entire scene, and especially when he was threatening and roughing up DH. And DH's words: "If I die, then your woman dies too. She IS your woman, isn't she?" My heart just about exploded out of sheer giddiness.
Like you said, dangermousie, "Faith" may not be the best-made K-drama out there, but by God it is the one most closely tailored after what I always wished to see in a love story.

~Adnana

Date: 2012-10-02 11:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I love that CY doesn't even bother denying she is his woman.

This drama is giving me 110% what I want.

Date: 2012-10-02 08:15 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I think I got ressurected more times than I can count just watching this episode.

And somehow when he tries to proffer Eun Soo's aspirin bottle to Jang Bin, as some sort of desperate talisman, because it's heavenly medicine, really got me. I almost started bawling right then and there.

It was so sweet and so desperate that I just want ES to be okay coz CY clearly is losing all control. His reddened eyes, shouting at JB to tell him how much time ES has... I can't bear the thought of what's going to happen to him when we don't get a happy ending. (I am still dreading it.) And when he was about to step out of the room to go settle this score with DH, I was a bit curious that JB stopped him for a bit. Like he had forgotten about his sword and is just thinking of rushing to DH to kill him with his bare hands. Gah.

him he is going to cut apart slowly, piece by piece, and stabbed him - oooooh. I am clearly certifiable, because I found that insanely romantic.

I, sometimes, am fearful of myself too. Lol.
I don't think he will let DH get away with almost killing ES. I think it's something CY will make sure he's going to pay for in the end. No matter what. And I am going to be watching with popcorn.

When CY didn't even bother to deny that ES is his woman? I squeed.

I love that their situation has reversed. It's CY now calling ES back. It's his hands warming hers up. I love that he took her hand in his of his own accord. I mean I do know that he's awfully handsy with her and just takes her hand or wrist to pull her along somewhere, but this time it's just different. And JB is in the same room, I might add. It's like ES is the most important thing and he just can't stop himself anymore. The way he was worried that her hand is cold, saying that it has always been very warm. Saying "I know this for a fact". Yes, CY, and no one is surprised that you know this little tidbit.

And he tells her he will teach her fishing. AWWWWWW!

Someone needs to fic this right away.
I love that he guessed she probably won't like it though. Hehe. And proceeds to tell her about things she might like instead. :) It's like a bribe. Get well soon so they can do all of it.

They are my OTP of the year so so so so so much.
Yes, yes. Do you think it's something that's happened before? Is it a nightmare? Or a repressed memory? Coz I don't want that! I suddenly have this thought that maybe ES managed to come back only to find out CY is dead and so that's why she travels back in time again, maybe in the hopes that she can do something to keep it from happening but then she ends up in waywayway early Goryo. But no. Must stop these depressing thoughts. Coz I want them to go back together. :(

Never have I cursed an inanimate object so bad. What.is.that.head.band.doing.there.blocking.the.kiss?! (OMG. Do you think we can get a real kiss now? Or is this all we'll ever get?) And then, I don't know if there's any truth in this, I read that they say the script calls for ES to kiss CY's eyelid. And the director or someone that hates shippers changed it. Headdesk.

CY was so panicked. :( He just wants to see her awake and kicking again.

Date: 2012-10-02 11:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
His reddened eyes, shouting at JB to tell him how much time ES has... I can't bear the thought of what's going to happen to him when we don't get a happy ending.

I mean - how is he going to cope? I have these horrible scenarios for after she leaves. But there is a little time before the portal closes once it opens, right - so maybe she could go and then change her mind and come back before it closed? Because otherwise it's too awful to contemplate.

Re: sword. I noticed it too - his most precious and necessary possession, disregarded utterly because of her.

I think it's something CY will make sure he's going to pay for in the end.

Well, historically DH bought it, and I can't wait!


I love that their situation has reversed. It's CY now calling ES back. It's his hands warming hers up.


I didn't think about it, but you are right - it's a total parallel.. Awwwww.

Re: her dreams. I hope it's the future of a 'she went to the future, changed her mind before the portal closed, came back, found CY unconscious, kissed him, he revived, they lived HEA in Goryo' variety. I refuse to think of anything else, though I have a bad feeling this drama is going to gut me.

Date: 2012-10-02 12:20 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I mean - how is he going to cope? I have these horrible scenarios for after she leaves. But there is a little time before the portal closes once it opens, right - so maybe she could go and then change her mind and come back before it closed? Because otherwise it's too awful to contemplate.

Yes, it's either she goes back to stay in Goryo. Or they both go back to 2012 together. I just need them to be together. And I don't want any reincarnation storyline. Where ES meets his reincarnation in 2012. I dunno, it's still different; it wouldn't be CY, technically. I hope the writer doesn't intend to torture us.

Re: her dreams. I hope it's the future of a 'she went to the future, changed her mind before the portal closed, came back, found CY unconscious, kissed him, he revived, they lived HEA in Goryo' variety. I refuse to think of anything else, though I have a bad feeling this drama is going to gut me.
And have lots of makeouts? Yes, yes.
Maybe there is still time to change the course of the future. Maybe something else might happen in the last 9 episodes? Ohmygod, we only have 9 episodes left. :( Yes, this drama is going to be the death of us all.

Date: 2012-10-02 12:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I don't care if they have to use magic dust to explain them stayig together. I mean, people have wuxia powers here, they are not exactly bucking for realism.

Date: 2012-10-02 01:05 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Lol. Magic dust. I like that. Just as long as they are together.

I know, I hope they don't get with the explanation that an ending with them apart is the more realistic one because no.

Date: 2012-10-02 08:16 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
With his aunt. He is wondering if he should go with Eun Soo to heaven. YES! YES! Fuck history!
YEEEEEEESSSSSSS! A BIG, FAT Y-E-S!

the way she asks to lean on him - the easy, wordless physical intimacy and comfort that is nonetheless so charged I want to look away from, as it's too private to intrude onto.
Spontaneous combustion is in the horizon. I so agree with you on this. I love them so much. Their chemistry is insane. I love that once ES is awake now, CY reverts back to the detached warrior schtick. Hee. When ES reached out her hand, he was looking at it as if he hadn't been clasping it for the most part of the day. Oh, CY. And when she asked him to help her up, and he's all why? I love that she can still boss him around in that ES way of hers even if she's so weak. And asking him to sit behind her. SQUEE to infinity and beyond. And he's all, "B-Behind you?" (You did that too earlier, you big goof.) And when he does do as she requested albeit a little stiffly, I love that he adjusted her position so she can be more comfortable after she told him it's so hard lying down, breathing was becoming a problem and such.

When she told him, she saw him in her dream. He's such a little boy. He was so happy. "I was in your dream?" Awww. It's ridiculously adorable. But then, he doesn't know what really happened in the dream and I choke up again. So when ES told him she figured out the date the portal opens, his face. His faaaaaace. His face. His face gradually fell, that small smile on his lips disappearing. And when he just held her and took her hand after... Why are you two making my face so ugly?

she did that little act so he wouldn't figure out she couldn't move her hands and is in horrible pain. OHHHHHH. You kill me. YOU KILL ME.
Ugly crying still. But first I was all giggly and giddy. I love how he fluffed her pillow and pulled her blanket over her, all gruff and such. Hee. We know he can be tender with her. But methinks, it's coz Aunt and Uncle are with them in the room. So he has to put up appearances, ya know. Big fierce general here. I love that he took over squeezing that medicine out coz Aunt wasn't doing it right. Hee. Es being cute is so cute. "Feed me." Hee. And he was all shy guy again. Awwww. And he's all trying to be stern coz she needs the medicine so she needs to down it in one gulp. And when she did, he was all smiles. Awww. I don't know why news feeds are taking notice of the detail, where CY was feeding and ES, and his hand on her shoulder was close-fisted instead of holding her. Like in your cap. I was thinking maybe he doesn't want to be too showy since Aunt and Uncle were in the room as well. I mean, he wouldn't want them to get any ideas about the two of them. And such. And I don't think he knows it's not working.

When ES said, he should have beaten DH up. Lol.

That last smile is so bittersweet!! :( I love that he takes a last look before going out. But ES. :(

Date: 2012-10-02 11:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Why doesn't he really consider going to heaven? It's driving me nuts! Gongmin can survive without you, boyo, I promise! Go go go!!!!!

Yeah, that scene with them fitting like spoons, sitting, and his joy slowly leaching as he realizes they only have a month (I mean, her leaving was always looming but it's a whole other thing to have a concrete date and such a short one) and the tenderness throughout, with no inch of space between them.

Watching the scene with the medicine, I kept thinking he'd make an awesome Daddy. You just know he'd try to be all stern and fail. Especially if they have a daughter.

Date: 2012-10-02 12:26 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Why doesn't he really consider going to heaven? It's driving me nuts! Gongmin can survive without you, boyo, I promise! Go go go!!!!!
I knoooow. But what about the history and such? Maybe this is a different dimension? Like it diverges from ES's real timeline. Argh. Time travel makes my head ache.

You know, it's only just sunk in to me that they have a month left. A month. CY is still repressing. And I wonder when it will all explode.

Watching the scene with the medicine, I kept thinking he'd make an awesome Daddy. You just know he'd try to be all stern and fail. Especially if they have a daughter.

Wah. You just know that ES and their daughter will have him under their spell. And he won't have it any other way. :)

Date: 2012-10-02 12:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Now I want fic of them with kids. You know ES will be the disciplinarian and CY will be putty.

Yeah, sure, heaven world might be alien to him, but ES is there and he won't have to kill ever again. Pls pls go with her!

Date: 2012-10-02 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Kehehe. Much like the line from the movie "Red". He may be tough on the outside, but he's all gooey inside. :)

I think CY will be able to cope when you give him the chance. ES will be there for him. 'Nuff said.

Date: 2012-10-02 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Here's the ficlet. I'm more used to fluff thought but because of all the mentions of shower makeouts, bath makeouts, and time travel babies, I had to. Haha.

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He's never felt this before.

Cocooned in this warmth. Seeping deep into his skin. Soothing that aching part of him. Of his heart. Overwhelming him to a point of breathlessness. And yet he's never felt so alive.

That initial gasp and moan from her. Sliding deep. Slow. Feeling every inch. Tasting the salt on her skin. Her scent intoxicating. Deeper now. Drinking in every whimper, every moan, every noise she makes. Driving him insane with desire.

The sweetness of her lips. Tongues pushing and pulling. Sweeping every inch. A groan from him. Her nails clawing down his back. A gasp of his breath. Her legs wrapping aound his waist. A growl deep in his chest. Her teeth nipping his throat.

Forehead to forehead. Breaths and moans mingling. Bodies throbbing. Skin on sweat-sheened skin. Want her. Need her. Needherneedherneed her. Her hands pulling him closer. So much closer. His hands under her knees. A slight push. Sinking deeper. His name falling off her lips. Nothing sounded sweeter.

Harder. Faster. More. More. Never enough.

Her name resounding in him. Over and over again. She's all he ever sees. She's all he'll ever need. In his every thought. Every move. Every breath.

He feels it. A whimper from her. Both chasing after that release. Both almost there. Almost. A last thrust. A scream from her followed by a roar from him. Every sensation. The myriad of emotions. All pouring out in their moment. In their connection.

A last shudder. Collapsing on top of her. Harsh breaths and racing hearts. Brushing away the damp hair on her temple.

"I love you, Eun Soo..." He murmured breathlessly. A feather-light kiss on her lips.

Her eyes fluttered open. All the love shining in her languid gaze. A hand over his heart. The softest smile tugging at her lips.

"I love you, too..."

His thumb tenderly traced the slope of her cheek as he slipped off her, lying down on his side. She followed him, burrowing into his chest. Their legs tangling together. Her lips lightly brushing his skin, closing her eyes in contentment. His arms surrounding her.

He's never felt this before.

He was home...

He was home.

They both were.

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I'm actually thinking of making a bath makeout fic.
I have officially gone insane over them. Lol.

Date: 2012-10-02 12:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Marry me! Sure, I am already married and straight and I don't know you but whatever! The proposal stands ;)

Date: 2012-10-02 01:16 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I accept!! Lol. :P

Date: 2012-10-12 06:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottishlass.livejournal.com
Ahhhhh ... I will marry you too :P Geesh, a NC17 fic at last!!! Great writing :) Thank you :)

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