Juhwang nearly jumped at his daughter's calling out. He was thankful that he doesn't respond too badly if surprised by someone familiar, but he thought he would have to explain a little more to her about him and surprises sometime.
"What is it, my dear Gam?" he asked in the calmest way he could, still slightly shaken.
Juhwang was at a bit of a loss on how to tell her that her mother had practically thrown her to him when she was a baby, due to an incident that was partly his fault. He didn't want to say that she had left her. He thought that it might develop in her a resentment for a person she barely knew, and possibly for a person she does know. He didn't want that.
"I... I don't know. But as long as it's just us as a family, I will also be your eomma."
It was the best thing he could think of to say, and it was met with a wholehearted embrace.
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