When Woojin had invited Bomi, m a y b e she had read between the lines a smidge
. Woojin, it seemed, was about as shy and awkward as she was about the whole...maybe-dating thing. Bomi was relatively certain this was supposed to be a date.
And if it's not a date, well. He's too sweet to make it awkward, and you can just come home and cry later
She wasn't quite sure when she'd realized she so desperately wanted this to become More than just her helping him out. The unit she had done with his students had gone off without a hitch, and the class still sent her pictures of their plants growing tall and proud and strong in their individual terra-cotta pots, each one decorated as unique as the child who owned it. It was charming, heartwarming, and it made her happy to have played even a tiny part in something that clearly brought the students so much happiness.
And that simple participation was what she clung to every time one of Woomi's ahjumma flower buddies looked her way with an "I Know Something You Don't Know" look. Which....was fairly often, actually. They seemed rather eager to meddle in Woojin's affairs which...
Bomi was equal parts alarmed and amused by their persistence. It was cute, but the third or fourth time a pushy old lady interrupted the conversation she was trying to have, it just. She just wanted to swat them with the sun hat she had packed for when it was finally time to escape the bus. At least Woojin looked amused, and that little smile - like he was swallowing his urge to laugh - soothed away a little of the irritated edge...
But she was glad to escape the bus regardless. She pulled the floppy hat on her head, and shuffled closer so she could look at the map, maybe just brushing against Woojin's side.
"I don't know where we should start, it all looks so fun....
" She mused, tracing a finger on one of the suggested walking paths before she grinned. "I want to see the petting zoo, too...and go to the cafe....but maybe we could start here?
" She pointed at what looked like an exhibition hall. "Let's look at the art first, since I think it will be the least interesting....?
" She paused, then amended, "I mean. It won't be boring, but it's the thing I'm least excited about.