Disclaimer: After having watched this series in one night the night before and seeing how there’s very little in the way of fanfic for it, I thought I’d add to the pool. That, and it gives me an excuse to write a more happier take on things. Warning: May be potential spoilers ahead.
Honestly, if it hadn’t of been for the nightmare or perhaps, a premonition Ji-woo had had, things likely would’ve been much different. But thankfully, she’d been able to talk Pil-do into calling the others to come and get the two of them, even if it had been tense as Hell considering how they felt about her in light of everything that had been revealed. Sure, the Captain had told them the truth of things but it had only partially lessened the feelings of betrayal. And once the team and their back up had dealt with Mu-jin’s forces in a violent confrontation, would see them place the man in cuffs. Mu-jin himself was none too happy about the whole thing as he had wanted to see things get bloody between himself and Ji-woo to see who would be the last one standing. Something that prompted her to make the remark that we don’t always get what we want and for him especially, he didn’t deserve to get what he wanted. Words that had angered the man a great deal and would rage all the way to the Police Station while Ji-woo would start to feel a sense of closure after years of seeking it. Even if it hadn’t exactly been the way she was intending to get it and it’d only be thanks to the good Captain Cha Gi-ho sticking his neck out for her that she wouldn’t face any prison time.
As he and other official higher ups would come up with the cover story that she’d been deep undercover in order to bring down Choi Mu-jin and his criminal organization, Dongcheon. And though it was rather murky where her identity was concerned and all, she still had a place with the Police. Even if she was on shaky grounds with the Narcotics division aside from Pil-do and the Captain. Ji-woo would also have a further sense of relief when it was revealed about the kind of man her father really was and not some criminal like a number of people had thought he was when he was younger. And though Ji-woo had come to find herself liking the Police work to a degree, she had also come to realize just how much was lacking in her life thanks to what her focus had been on for years. Thankfully, even Gi-ho had realized this and gave her a considerable amount of time off to explore life in ways she hadn’t ever been able to do before. Pil-do even understood this considering his own past experiences and promised that he would come to her the moment she called him since this part of her life was something that needed to be done with just her. It’d be several years before anyone heard from Ji-woo again but when Pil-do got the call, he quickly made his way to her.
The sight of her when he finally came to where she asked him to meet her would take his breath away as the sight of a happier, lighter, and carefree Yoon Ji-woo was a sight to behold. “Wow.” Was all he could say once he was standing in front of her.
“That’s all you can say to me?” Came her surprisingly teasing response with a grin on her lips.
Causing him to blink at her and for that grin to go wider. “Did… Did you just make a joke?”
“I did. Dealing with beach bums and surfer enthusiasts has been a life changing experience for me.”
Pil-do blinked again and she couldn’t help but laugh before kissing him. “Come on, let me show you the house I live in here on the beach.”
One she was able to afford thanks to years of saved up money and as well as renting out surf boards at a nearby shop to surfers. “I’d love to see it.” He told her as she took him by the hand and guided him to her home on the beach.
Shortly after, Pil-do would transfer to the area so that he and Ji-woo could be together all the time since she had no intention of returning to Police work after realizing living like she was now was for the better. And later, Gi-ho would walk her down the aisle after she had shocked him by asking if he would do it. Albeit, she had done so in an uncharacteristically nervous fashion since Ji-woo had thought he would potentially say no but thankfully he wouldn’t. Considering it an honor to be asked, knowing that this is what her father would’ve wanted. Life in the years after for as long as it would allow for Ji-woo and Pil-do, would be a happy life on a beach.
Author’s Notes: I hope folks will have enjoyed reading this as I did in writing it!