Frame x Book is ❤
I decided to pursue watching “Make It Right” for Fuse and Tee, but I eventually immediately abandoned ship because Tee is too passive and Fuse can’t function as a proper human being deserving of a mature relationship. It’s a happy ending for them, so…erm…good.
Anyhow, Frame and Book was re-introduced in season 2 as already an established couple and have been living together. We see Book as more sociable, especially he extends the effort to be in good relationship with Frame’s friends (who are oblivious to their relationship, or they just don’t say anything) and he’s more relaxed in the relationship as he openly addresses jealousy and his thoughts, as well as return the physical affection to Frame.
On the other hand, Frame has abandoned his Cassanova acts, he stays him more (because he’s clingy to book who likes to stay home too), and he’s studying more (his boyfriend is his personal tutor). Gone are the days when sex was a hobby or something to pass the time, but it has become a mission for him to keep Book happy by proving loyalty as well as serving him in anyway he can (like cooking and cuddling him, awww~). I like how it’s apparent from the beginning that being together did both of them good. They already grew so much in the span of two months.
From Season 1, Book already gave me this impression that there’s something lingering in his past thus he’s isolated from his parents, he seeks sexual release (more when he’s stressed) from random guys in areas far from his house, and he always seems conscious of his surroundings, thus his choice to keep a small world to himself, at home or in school. Season 2 expounds on this impression. Apparently, Book had a bad rep from his previous school due to a leaked sex vid with his then boyfriend. It’s particularly traumatic for him especially he was outed by force, he was betrayed by his partner as he agreed on the basis of love, and he was ousted by his parents to another school so as not to “shame them” further. From the looks of it, he never healed from the experience because he was never given support, mentally or emotionally. Season 2 re-opens the experience for Book. And for whatever trauma and emotional torture it induced again, it was necessary for his healing. This is where we appreciate Frame even further.
Frame, like his name indicates, encloses care and love for Book.
I already appreciated Frame from Season 1 because despite being a playboy, his sexual adventures is mainly for pleasure, we don’t see anyone coming after him because they were emotionally manipulated or given false hope. Basically, Frame has a clear distinction of the body and heart. This tells us that though he’s promiscuous, he’s not a heart-breaker. In fact, his relationship with his friends and the small flashbacks of him taking interest in Book subtly shows that he’s a nice guy. For whatever reason he did not pursue Book at school, he was probably respecting the guy’s boundaries. Thus, when he fell in love and his love was reciprocated, he pour all his affection and care for Book, so during the entire season 2, Frame continued caring and protecting Book, especially during the storm of Book’s past.
Though only in high school, Book and Frame’s love and relationship remains grounded in reality. Sex scandals has happened in the past and we can only wonder how they are handled by those involved and affected by such. Their relationship shows the trials that people in a relationship can potentially fall in, and it’s up to them if they are willing to stay in it or not, especially during trying times.
My favorite scene of the series is in episode 13 when Book and Frame were talking by the pool. Book confessed that he had always had a crush on Frame because of his easy-going personality and charm, but he never did anything more because he was unsure of the guys sexuality. Frame, on the other hand, becomes very serious, declaring that he wants to marry Book in the future, to grow old with him. I have to give it to Ohm (actor of Frame), for delivering such lines smoothly. There wasn’t any drama in the way he said, in fact, it was just casually, in a matter-of-factly way, but with such conviction that I’m sure Book was blown away despite fear and doubt about their future.
I really want to see more of this couple, but alas I think MIR is only up to here. Maybe they can make a stand-alone series for them? Tee-hee.
Beautiful story, beautiful couple.