To cut the story short, after a lot of you-need-to-keep-the-bead-and-live, and how-about-we-each-have-half-of-my-life, Mi-ho was about to die anyway due to some silly added rules (say, the energy of the human and the phantom blood that Mi-ho earlier had drunk had to mix well, etc. I know, they even came up with a freaking phantom!). And that was when I started to really love the drama.
As Mi-ho was disappearing from Dae-woong arms, she covered his eyes.
Dae-woong: Don’t go.
Mi-ho: Forget all the scary stuff. And remember me as a really really really really good dream.
Don’t cry just yet you ‘invisible peeps’. The plot resolved as she came back to life when there was a solar eclipse. Poking her cheek to see if she was real, Dae-woong said ‘It doesn’t matter if you’re a ghost, or a gumiho, or a person. It doesn’t matter. It’s enough that you’re in front of me. If you’re back, that’s enough’.
Forget all the supernatural folktales, I just simply LOVE Dae-woong’s declaration of love. He confessed to love her, no matter what she was. He loves her, for being her – no more, no less. This, I can say, even rivals the ultimate ‘Whether you’re a man, or an alien’ in ‘The 1st shop of Coffee Prince’ (another K-drama I love). The life-or-death choices actually worked well, because it was a symbol of their feeling for each other. The myth of Gumiho is a metaphor that drives the drama forward, while the characters get a chance to face their ultimate fear of death (not only their own, but also their beloved’s). And in fear, find the heart of hearts to challenge the universe, to sacrifice for their love and belief.
Love can not only move mountains, it also can make solar eclipses occur to give a girl a chance of crossing the cosmic divide and rejoining her man. That said, I hope you all out there don’t have to go through all that in order to find your true love!