In “Yumi’s Cells 2,” Babi’s company intern Da-Eun quits her job and relocates to another city for a full-time opportunity. Babi happens to see Da-Eun’s parents seeing her off. When Da-Eun boards the airport shuttle, Babi begins to care about his feelings for her.
Babi returns to his normal life after Da-Eun leaves, but one day he finds a basket of citrus fruits and a letter in his house. After reading the letter, Babi decides to move out of his current house, which surprises his girlfriend, Yumi. What was written in the letter?
The letter is from Da-Eun’s mother, in which she mentions her daughter Da-Eun. The letter begins, “I thought you had already gotten off work, but since you are not at home, I am leaving this at your house.”
This means that Da-Eun’s mother wanted to personally deliver the fruit basket to Babi. She might have wanted to keep in touch with her daughter Da-Eun’s old boss, or her daughter might have asked her to check on Babi.
The letter’s second sentence reads, “The Beni Madonna from our farm is well-ripened, so please enjoy the taste.” Beni Madonna is a type of citrus known for its unique sweetness from Jeju Island. Da-Eun’s parents run a citrus farm, so they brought some to Babi.
“Da-Eun said she is doing well, and thanks for caring for her,” the final sentence says. This sentence makes it clear that Da-Eun asked her mother to check on how Babi was doing. Da-Eun could have contacted Babi directly, but instead, she asked her mother to mention her in the letter. Da-Eun probably also told her mother how nice Babi was to her.
Babi looks serious when he reads the letter. He is probably feeling uncomfortable living near Da-Eun’s parents’ house because he might run into Da-Eun again. Since Babi has a feeling for Da-Eun, moving out could mean that he wants to forget about her and concentrate on his girlfriend, Yumi.