How does Taehyun and Dayeol’s story end in ‘A Shoulder To Cry On’? Let’s find out the answer now!
That night the two headed home riding on a bus, where Taehyun fell asleep and leaned on Dayeol’s shoulder. The two finally found haven in each other. Without further ado, let’s start our recap in the three remaining episodes.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. Read at your own risk!
Episode 5. Not Passion, but Acceptance.
Dayeol accompanies Taehyun to his place, asks him to return the shirt once it’s clean, and heads home. As Taehyun enters his room, he receives a call from his foster father which he answers and says not to worry after receiving a credit bill from the hospital. His dad asks if he is coming home for his mom’s death anniversary. Taehyun responded that no one will be welcoming him, so there is no point in going there. He hung up the phone after his dad asked when he will avoid them. Meanwhile, Dayeol arrives with a surprise celebration from his proud dad after winning the competition.
The following day, Taehyun skips his class to pay a visit to his mom’s urn at the Columbarium. He accidentally bumps into his aunt and dad where Jin Hee, his engaged aunt, starts blaming him for what happened to her beloved sister. Good thing Taehyun’s dad is there to stop her. Taehyun finally speaks out to stop his aunt from blaming him because of her guilt. He continuously expressed his feelings about the accident and shed tears. It wasn’t his intention at all, even wished to disappear, and all he wanted the most was to be consoled for what happened. After hearing his son, his Dad suddenly hugged him tightly and Taehyun started crying.
Meanwhile, Dayeol did his daily routine and ignored what his teammates were whispering about him and his competition with Jung Min. Later that night, Dayeol texts Taehyun and wonders why he was absent. The two start checking on each other. Dayeol could not hide his worries and feelings toward him. A few days pass by, and Dayeol arrives in the classroom and felt relief seeing that Taehyun is there. During their break, the two went outside to check if Taehyun has a scar on his face after the incident but Dayeol saw nothing. Then, suddenly, Won Kyung enters the picture whining about them. They used to ignore each other and now they hang out together, but Dayeol ignored him and left. Taehyun explains to him that he’s hanging out with Dayeol because he’s funny, Won Kyung, however, ignored it and even refused to hang out at Taehyun’s invitation.
During class, Taehyun sits next to Dayeol and they go here and there drawing on each other’s papers. Taehyun suddenly bites Dayeol’s arm and that’s when their teacher interferes. The two get punished yet they are still bickering with each other. The next subject is about to come, and Taehyun expresses how he hated it. Taehyun explains that he hates it because he is not sitting next to him, which made Dayeol flustered.
While attending their PE class in the scorching heat, Taehyun and Dayeol are insufferably sweet with each other, while their friends So Yeong and Ye Beom watch. The two do not stop there, continuing their closeness even while they were taking their lunch as they share the same cup. Upon witnessing how strangely close the two have been, So Yeong finally asks if it is normal to share the same cup with someone. Taehyun, being defensive, responded that Dayeol is not just “someone else”. The two stared at each other and said “FRIENDS”. So Yeong still refused to believe what she just heard and proceeded to look for Ye Beom.
Inside the classroom, Dayeol gazes at Taehyun who is taking a nap beside him, and muttered the word ‘cute’. Taehyun hears it and starts teasing him which makes him stand up from his seat in embarrassment. In the hallway, Dayeol and So Yeong meet Won Kyung who asks to discuss something with Dayeol regarding Taehyun. They went to the back of the school building where Won Kyung started to confront him, asking why he was pestering Taehyun and threatening him so he won’t be able to join the finals. Dayeol has no choice but to answer Won Kyung’s question, and even asks if he likes Taehyun. He was about to answer him but So Yeong follows and interrupts them. A sign of relief is painted on Dayeol’s face. He proceeds to his daily archery training where his coach asks him to stay for a talk. The coach asks if something is bothering him. Your teammates did that to you simply because they miss Min Jung and remind Dayeol to do what is right, as said by his coach. Dayeol wonders what if he loses the game because he feels he doesn’t deserve it. His coach said he deserves it for working hard and passion plays an important role but too much enthusiasm and diligence can be poisonous.
Dayeol with a long face thoughtfully thinking what his coach said as he meets Taehyun and walks with him. When Taehyun asks if something happened and proceeded to ask if he was free this weekend. He responded that he has a lot of things to think about and is not free because the final competition is approaching. Then, he handed out his lucky charm to Taehyun for him to take care of. Time passes by and the long-awaited archery final competition has arrived…