On the day when the final outcome was to be announced, the men were all assembled in one room. The ladies entered the room and blindfolded their respective husbands and left the room, thus making sure the men wouldn’t be able to see unless someone else removed the blindfold.
Minutes later the ladies entered the room one by one. First Hye-jin entered and took the hands of blindfolded Kun-woo and led him away. Kun-woo made a noise to say ‘bye’ to his friends; the other men realised that Kun-woo had been selected but they didn’t know which lady had chosen him.
Hye-jin led Kun-woo to the road where all the cars were parked, removed his blindfold and said: ‘My darling Kun-woo, you’re my husband for the next year. Please lead me to your car and drive to my place’.
It didn’t take long for Myung-sook to collect Young-ho. As planned, she led Young-ho to his car and then removed his blindfold, saying, ‘Young-ho, my darling, please take me in your car to my place, where we can see more of each other for the next year’.
Next Min-ji came for Woo-jin. Although blindfolded, Woo-jin tried to put his arms around Min-ji and tried to recognise her from her smell. Min-ji pushed him away and dragged him out of the room, saying: ‘I couldn’t speak inside the room lest other men find out who is taking whom. Now, you must have realised that I’m Min-ji—your boss for the next year. Don’t try to do any mischief with me. Let’s go to your car; you’ll drive to my house and you’ll stay there for a year’.
When Chun-ja came for blindfolded Do-hyon, he was very polite. He didn’t try to find out which lady would be his spouse for the year. He thought he was on another assignment, where he was ready to offer himself for 24 hours a day, seven days a week for one full year.
A woman came calmly, took my hands without any noise and led me to my car. When the woman removed my blindfold, I could easily recognise Soon-ja from her abaya; she was fully covered with clothes. I looked at her eyes and felt the welcoming smile before walking to my car.
When Su-bin entered the room, there was only one blindfolded man in the room—Min-jun. Su-bin opened his blindfold and looked into his eyes. ‘You’re a very decent man, as I’ve seen you so far as Chun-ja’s husband. For the next year, you’ll be with me 24 hours, not with Chun-ja. You have to love this one-breasted girl and you have to love my son, Ye-jun. Are you okay with it?’
‘Seems to be very good fun, Su-bin. Let’s see how we go. I’ve always envied Kun-woo, now I can touch the moon.’
Min-jun held Su-bin in his arms and kissed her cheek. They spent almost an hour in the room before walking to Min-jun’s car for a ride to Su-bin’s place.
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