Heartbreaks & Hospital Rooms

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
The story of an ambitious cardiologist fervently building a rigid framework of power, and the neurologist who topples it down-- a tale of polar opposites brought together by a deadly crisis and a strange twist of fate.

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Submitted: June 11, 2017

1) I do not attempt to steal the identities of the people shown in the cover images of this story – one is a famous South Korean actor and the other is a picture of a girl I found on Tumblr. Their identities remain their own and I am simply using their pictures to facilitate a better understanding of what I imagine my own characters to look like—I am in no way trying to replace or deny their identity, their image is only used to convey how I perceive the protagonists in my story to look like.
2) As is obvious, this is an original work and no attempt at plagiarism or appropriation in any form would be appreciated or encouraged.
3) While this story has been listed under Romance — it does not encapsulate a mere two odd genres—this work will contain romance, mystery, crime, humor, dark tones and light tones, set in a medical background—it is not constrained to a particular creative mold. The main plot will reveal itself after the fundamental introductory chapters which will introduce the important characters to the reader.
4) The protagonists of this story will be Dr. Yoon Hae Jin and Dr. Kang Mi-Rae, who are both either half or fully South Korean. As I am not a native Korean, nor a doctor or possessor of a medical degree, I apologize in advance for any mistakes I make or any ignorance I show regarding either Korean society and customs, or medical terminology. Any errors committed if any; I assure you, will be borne out of a genuine lack of knowledge and will not be intended to offend.
5) For future reference for non-Korean readers, the last name of individuals in South Korea is written and used first, and after that the first name. Thus ‘Yoon’- last name, and ‘Hae Jin’- first name. First names are only used when you are close to the person.

IMPORTANT: I understand that it is often irksome to leave reviews on stories—but both positive feedback as well as constructive criticism is vitally important to an author. We end up feeling severely discouraged if we receive no feedback for our work. So it is my humble request, do please comment and let me know what you think.
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So Strong, So Weak

Submitted: June 12, 2017

You’ll be seeing the male lead in this chapter; the enigmatic Dr. Yoon Hae Jin, as well as getting an introduction to his character.
I repeat, last names are used first per Korean custom, thus Yoon & Kang are the last names, and Hae-Jin and Mi-Rae respectively are first names.
Next chapter will be Dr. Kang Mi-Rae’s!

IMPORTANT: I understand that it is often irksome to leave reviews on stories—but both positive feedback as well as constructive criticism is vitally important to an author. We end up feeling severely discouraged if we receive no feedback for our work. So it is my humble request, do please review and let me know what you think!
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Running Scared

Submitted: June 13, 2017

Introducing the just as mysterious Dr. Kang Mi-Rae!

Also, I am aware that it takes much longer for people to get doctoral degrees, much less dual ones-- but since this is fictional 'verse, let's just think of it as possible.

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The Healing Is In Your Hands

Submitted: June 14, 2017

So a couple of things!

It was pointed out to me by a clever reader that I have yet to explain how all these Korean names and words are pronounced, and that some of you may at least want to know how the main character's names are pronounced:

Dr. Yoon Hae Jin= Yoon (rhymes with moon)- Hay- Gin (the g is silent)

Dr. Kang Mi-Rae= K-ah-ng- Me-Ray

The word 'Seongsaengnim' is pronounced as 'song-sang-neem' (the ee in neem is pronounced like the ee in 'feed') .

Aaand that's pretty much it for now. Enjoy-- it's Dr. Yoon's PoV! Read Chapter

Under The Knife

Submitted: June 16, 2017

The first operation of Dr. Yoon and Dr. Kang!

Kang Mi-Rae's PoV!

I tried to research this as much as possible, please bear with me in case of any inaccuracies! Read Chapter

Dream Evil

Submitted: June 18, 2017

Split PoV-- You'll be seeing the chinks in Dr. Yoon's armor, so to speak.
You'll also see a very long-suffering Dr. Kang XD
Not that he'd ever admit it, haha!

The quote in the beginning of the chapter is from Joy Division's Dead Souls. Read Chapter

Killing For Company

Submitted: June 20, 2017

Introducing mysterious character number three..... Read Chapter

Behind Green Eyes

Submitted: June 24, 2017

So an interesting scalpel was missing...XD Read Chapter

Killer In The Crowds

Submitted: June 29, 2017

In Korean society, there are different levels of respect used for people, and there are multiple words that mean the same thing but differ on the level of respect intended:
Kansamnida is the most respectful way of saying thank you in Korean.

The quote from Great Expectations is one of my favorites. ^_^
Uninterrupted, it runs like this: 'Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken—but-- I hope-- into better shape.'

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The Truth Behind Your Smile

Submitted: July 01, 2017

‘What is it that you hide, behind that clever little smile?’ ~Chapter Nine- The Truth Behind Your Smile~   For the f... Read Chapter

Lying Eyes

Submitted: July 09, 2017

Sorry for the long gap. Read Chapter


Submitted: July 17, 2017

A little bonding! Read Chapter


Submitted: April 14, 2018

Hello, everyone. I'm really sorry for how long this story has been off the grid-- I've been dealing with a lot of personal problems, and have had to leave Booksie for quite a while. I'm back now
though, and fully intend on resuming this story.

This latest chapter first has Dr. Yoon's pov, Dr. Kang's pov, then the killer's.
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Lunar Blues

Submitted: April 23, 2018

So I'll be changing a few things in my story--those of you who've read up till now know that I revealed the killer early on, but I've decided to backtrack and not do that, so Dr. Irene doesn't
exist anymore--there's a different killer, and you'll have to go through the whole whodunnit again, haha. Including the killer's accomplice. XD

Please do read the author's note at the bottom! It's important too!
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The Dearly Departed

Submitted: April 30, 2018

Please check the medical terms at the bottom, and the quote is from Alexander Hamilton.
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No Rest For The Wicked

Submitted: July 01, 2018

-shhi is a formal honorific used to convey respect for an acquaintance.
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