Myung Ha is transmigrated in a video game where he gets the chance to change the ending of the character has always felt connected with, Yeo Woon. He then finds out that his mission is to make him happy but Yeo Woon’s aloof personality makes it easier said than done. In the course of the game, he also befriends Kyung Hun and his childhood friend, Sang Won, who seem to have feelings for him. Will Myung Ha succeed in the Dating Zone with less than three hundred days remaining and the potential for death if he fails? Let’s find out in BLTai’s recap of ‘Love for Love’s Sake’ Episodes 3-4.
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Episode 3 Good Feelings
Sang Won, who is waiting for the two to arrive, offers to bring Myung Ha home and insists on it until Yeo Woon interrupts and tells him that Myung Ha promised to stay the night. He questions if the two are dating and bitterly snides on their closeness when they are not even dating. Before leaving, he tells Yeo Woon to do well in the race he stole from Jun Kyung.
While they eat a meal that Myung Ha proudly prepared, he teases Yeo Woon for making him stay over, although the latter insists that he only did that because he sees that Sang Won is pestering him. After their dinner, the two comfortably talk about their friends and family situation, both experiencing their parents splitting up and being raised by their grandmothers. Yeon Woo shares that he has always wanted to make friends in school but realizes that his interests and worries, such as his grandmother’s health or their rent, might bore other teenagers his age. This prompted him to see track and field as the only way to run freely. He is surprised when Myung Ha suddenly hugs him tightly. Before going to sleep, Yeo Woo asks if Myung Ha still misses his mother; the latter slips and says that even if he is already twenty-nine years old, he still misses her, although Yeo Woon seems not to notice.
Meanwhile, Kyung Hun’s sister, Si-A, notices that Sang Won didn’t use his motorcycle and asks him why. To her surprise, Sang Won answers amusedly that someone called him out for not having a license and remembers Myung Ha. Sang Won also learns that he will be replaced by Yeo Woon as his mother’s model for her sports brand. The next day, he runs into Myung Ha on the bus and tries to make small talk with him. When he notices that Myung Ha seems to only respond to him when he talks about Yeo Woon, he makes a snarky remark that he is in a more pitiful situation than him and wonders why everyone seems to like him. At the same time, Yeo Woon rides the bus and notices Myung Ha sitting beside Sang Won. Myung Ha tells Sang Won angrily that he doesn’t know what Yeo Woon has gone through; hence, he has no right to belittle him, silencing him effectively. Myung Ha sees Yeo Woon as he is about to get off the bus and tries to follow him, but the latter barely acknowledges him and stays away. He notices that Yeo Woon’s fondness remains at zero, despite his initial assumption that they are now in a better situation. Later that afternoon, Myung Ha meets up with Kyung Hun and Si-A in a cafe to discuss his part-time job. To his surprise, he learns that Si-A is a big fan of Yeo Woon and wishes to meet him. He is also surprised that Si-A assumes he is in a close relationship with Sang Won, although he doesn’t make a big deal out of it. The following day, Myung Ha watches Yeo Woon train again and is joined by Sang Won, who keeps on blabbering beside him, making snarky comments about Yeo Woon to his annoyance. Sang Won notices that Myung Ha only calls him by his name when he makes him mad and decides that he wants to hear him say his name more. He goes as far as mentioning that Yeo Woon’s current performance will not make him qualify for the upcoming race, which he firmly believes that Yeo Woon stole from Jun Kyung. Meanwhile, Myung Ha did not notice that Yeo Woon was observing them from the other side. Myung Ha immediately calls Yeo Woon upon seeing him come out of training. Yeo Woon, however, notices that he is still with Sang Won and continues with his cold demeanor. He also reminds Myung Ha that he told him before not to watch him train again, although the latter insists that he is still sick. Yeo Woon ends up leaving upon realizing that he doesn’t know how to express what he feels. He did not reply to Myung Ha’s text messages throughout the day as well. Upon Si-A’s advice to try and ask the people around Yeo Woon what he might like, Myung Ha finds Jun Kyung, who tells him fearfully that Yeo Woon’s shoes are already worn out. Si-A agrees to come with Myung Ha and buy him a pair sometime. On his way home and happy with how much he made from his part-time job, Myung Ha receives a call from Yeo Woon, who thinks he had an emergency after he sent that message just to catch his attention. Yeo Woon tells him that he is waiting for him at the bus station near his home, and unlike Myung Ha, he is not lying. Myung Ha excitedly greets Yeo Woon, who hands him a bag of ice cream before leaning in and smelling the woman’s perfume that Si-A accidentally sprayed on him. At the same time, he also gets a voice message from her that Yeo Woon also heard to meet her on their agreed-upon day. Upon reaching home, he realizes that the ice cream is quite melted already and realizes that Yeo Woon must have waited too long.
Si-A goes with Myung Ha to buy brand new shoes for Yeo Woon and excitedly brings them to him. Meanwhile, Yeo Woons appears to be sulking and avoiding him once again. When Yeo Woon coldly asks why he bought him shoes, Myung Ha innocently answers that he seems to need them. To Myung Ha’s shock, Yeo Woon appears to be disappointed with him, and his fondness level immediately goes back to negative and hits its lowest, a ninety-nine. On the other hand, Sang Won waits for his mother, who just came out of school and assumed she talked with Yeo Woon for the modeling job. His mother dismisses him and orders him to do better in school. When Sang Won reaches their classroom, he notices the brand new shoes, which happen to be their brand, on Yeo Woon’s table and mocks him for having expensive shoes when he is a beggar. The two almost fight physically until Myung Ha arrives and drags Sang Won with him. Yeo Woon asks Myung Ha where he is going, but the latter simply answers that he is the one who asked him to stay away. On the day of the race, Yeo Woon stands idly in his lane and almost misses the mark when he hears someone calling his name continuously. He then sees Yeo Woon near the finish line, calling his name repeatedly.