Tae Chi was the one most present to deal with the police.
She'd been the one to file a missing person case for Aurora while the family sat in the living room, listening to Tae Chi's trembling voice informing the police about Aurora's absence.
The next couple of days saw their TV playing only news coverage and nothing else. Hyun Soo and the Ji family have seen the news report on Aurora's case five times in count.
Rin Chan had resided in either his man cave or the living room during that couple of days, not anywhere else. Sure, Aurora may not be his blood related child but he's one to treat Aurora as equal as his own blood related daughter. And yes, Rin Chan somewhat gets the idea where Aurora came from, so he tries not to be nosy in any way about Aurora's past.
Tae Chi had only been drinking wine, either from a wine glass or straight from the bottles. She stumbled around the house, lounging in her bed but never entered Aurora's room. Tae Chi couldn't take it, she couldn't take the disappearance of the youngest. While Marissa had always been Tae Chi's child and Aurora had always been Hyun Soo's, it would still tear Tae Chi apart to have either one or both harmed.
Marissa had completely abandoned her phone, using it only to try and call Aurora for the umpteenth time. She knew her efforts would be pointless, Aurora had either lost her phone or the battery of her phone died off. Nevertheless, she still tried her very best to get in touch with Aurora. Marissa then paced in front of the door, stared out the front window and went to the balcony to observe any passing figures wearing red.
Hyun Soo had spent most of her time in the garage, frantically trying to externally fix Aurora's tracking chip that had been implanted in Aurora's brain. Hyun Soo knew that it had sustained damage to which only Aurora knew she received from her last moment alive. Hyun Soo then tried ever so desperately to get Aurora's coordinates.
It has been more than twenty four hours since Aurora Lee has gone missing. A call came in from the police station.
Tae Chi answered it.
"Ji Tae Chi?"
"Detective Yoon Mi Rae speaking. There's been...an update."
"We have found a hand buried near the forest next to your neighborhood," Mi Rae spoke. "The Forensic's tested it and the result shows a exact match of Aurora Lee's DNA."
The well-lit room saw colors of expressions. Tae Chi had slowed her tears, Rin Chan had looked uncomfortable, Marissa had looked sorrowful and Hyun Soo...had almost looked lost for the first time in her life. She looked desperately lost without Aurora by her side.
Now at the moment in the garage, there were no new projects littering the counters, not even Aurora's and Hyun Soo's projects were there. The counter was totally emptied for the time being.
Hyun Soo suddenly stormed into the garage, slamming the door behind her. Hyun Soo then stomped over to her workbench, glaring daggers at the table and the objects on said surface. She paused, reeling with the new information. The eighteen year old girl was in her shaky form.
"Why Aurora!" Hyun Soo yelled. She flailed her long arm, striking the data receiver to Aurora's tracking chip. The device shot off the table and dropped to the concrete floor below, shattering into a million pieces. Hyun Soo saw what she had done, saw all the progress erased. She had just taken a hundred steps back and away from finding Aurora, her one and only daughter who came into her life to changed her for the better.
"...No," Hyun Soo breathed and her composure cracked from there. "NO!!!"
Hyun Soo fell to the ground and picked up a fist of the broken metal and glass. Blood oozed out of her clenched palm as she ran her other hand through her wavy hair.
"I-I can fix it, I swear, I-I-I can fix this!" Hyun Soo growled. She stood up and dropped the small bits of the device on the desk, then she scooped up the remaining and plopped them down there as well.
Hyun Soo had a manic look in her eyes as she stared down at the broken contents of what used to be Aurora's data receiver. "I-I-I'm Hyun Soo! Lee Hyun Soo and I will find you Aurora! Aurora Lee my daughter, my freaking daughter!"
Uncharacteristic tears were streaming down Hyun Soo's face and apparently, the girl had no idea that she was crying up until the point where the tears fell from her cheeks to the very table. With that, she end her reign of breakdown by wiping those uncharacteristic tears off the table and make her way towards the shelve. The shelve was filled with boxes of unused parts, tools and broken devices to which Hyun Soo had the intention of using them again in the near future. Her long arms help her to reached for something very deep inside, a box that contain explicit contents only for Hyun Soo and Aurora to refer. Hyun Soo doesn't even care about the dust surrounding that box and went on to touch that box.
"It's time for me to uncover you Aurora, your past and the reason why you are with me till this day."
If Aurora was there, she would have gently led Hyun Soo away from her work, taken Hyun Soo to her room, set the girl down on her side, brought her a bucket for her to throw up in and laid there happily in Aurora's arms when the girl inevitably requested her to do so.