Who Gives Up Who?
Shin Hye was discharged from the hospital, and she was able to get back to school.
Victoria and her friends were nowhere to be found when Shin Hye came to class.
"Hmmm... This is going to get better," she thought with a smirk.
When she passed by Nichkhun in his seat, both of them gave each other heated stares.
"So, are you still going to bully me?" she shot at him triumphantly.
"I am still the Class Kingka, so do not be overconfident," Nichkhyun hissed.
"Oh?" Shin Hye asked. "Well, I can say our principal really knows how to enforce the school rules. If you bully me, I will really get back at you."
She gave him a smirk as she went to her seat. Everyone in class was not able to utter a thing. Seeing the bruised and battered Shin Hye rising from the top made them think twice of bullying her again.
They need to know what happened to Victoria and her friends.
To make the story short, Victoria and her friends were apprehended and expelled.
Krystal and Yong Hwa noticed that Shin Hye continued to sit beside Hong Ki. They were a bit sad because they knew that they had to let her go and make friends with other people. They could not force her to be back in their circle, as Shin Hye would only be third wheel.
To make up for her, they invited her and Hong Ki to eat lunch with them, but Hong Ki was weird as usual: he still preferred his solitary life.
"Mianhae, I have to go somewhere," Shin Hye said.
"So, you are skipping lunch?" Krystal asked.
Both of them did not force her to join them anymore. However, Krystal really needed to talk to Shin Hye and persuade her to be with them again. So, after lunch, while Yong Hwa went to the library to study, Krystal went to the music room, as it was the last thing she knew where Shin Hye often hang out.
Shin Hye was in the music room indeed, playing one sad song with the guitar.
"Shin Hye-ya," Krystal called out.
Shin Hye turned around and waited as her friend got in the room.
"Can we talk?" Krystal asked.
The girl with the guitar nodded and beckoned her friend to sit.
"You know, we really miss you a lot," Krystal started. "Won't you go back to being with us again?"
"I think you know why we were in a war in the first place," Shin Hye said calmly. "I don't want that to happen."
Krystal bit her lips and scooted forward.
"Do... do you still love Yong Hwa?" Krystal asked. "Do you still love my boyfriend?"
Shin Hye noticed the sadness in her friend's voice, and the stress on the word 'boyfriend.' Of course, she still loved Yong Hwa, but she was doing her best to forget him. It hurt her a lot, like the fact was slapped to her on her face.
"Not anymore," Shin Hye lied.
"Then, come back and be with us," Krystal insisted.
"If I go back within your circle, being with him will only remind me of the time when I still loved him," Shin Hye said. "I gave him up already because he is yours. And I don't want to hurt both of you anymore."
"Shin Hye-ya, can you try to forget him and slowly change those feelings to friendship?" Krystal coaxed.
Shin Hye shook her head.
"It's impossible. It is hard to change those feelings," Shin Hye said. "It will only hurt the three of us again if I go back. And being his neighbor made it all the more harder. That is why I purposely rearranged my room so I will not see him."
"Ige mwoya?" Shin Hye asked with slight amusement. "He is your boyfriend, but you keep on insisting that I go back with you two. I don't want to steal your boyfriend away."
"Please understand me, Shin Hye-ya," Krystal begged.
"Please understand me too," Shin Hye said. "It will be hard for me, I tell you."
Krystal pouted sadly and nodded.
"If... being away from us will make you feel better, then, I won't stop you," Krystal said.
"I won't be within your circle anymore, but it doesn't mean that we'll no longer be friends," Shin Hye explained.
"Arasseo..." Krystal said as she hugged her friend.
After exchange of hugs, Krystal invited her to go with her to the classroom, so Shin Hye went out with her.
"Mianhae, Krystal," Shin Hye thought. "I am doing my best to move on and forget him. If I will be with Yong Hwa, I might fall in love with him again..."
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