The sound of walkie-talkies made Seunghyun abruptly wake up. He sat up to see policemen around them. *.* “Guys, wake up!” In panic, he shook his siblings.
The boys sat up blearily, “What?” Their eyes rounded in full alarm when they saw the uniformed men.
“Oppa, what’s going on?” You asked.
“Let’s run for it!” Jiyong said. But it was impossible. They were surrounded.
One officer came over, “Kids, where are your parents?”
“They’re coming back. They just went somewhere.” Seunghyun said.
Daesung eagerly nodded, “Yeah, they told us to stay and wait.”
“Hmmm.” The officers raised their eyebrows at each other. Not a good sign.
“We actually got a report of 6 runaway kids on a train.”
*Uh-oh.* All of you thought.
“Come with us, kids.” The officers said.
Without a choice, the 6 of you went with him. You, Seunghyun, and Daesung got in one car. You squeezed Seunghyun’s hand, “Oppa, where are they taking us?” He had no idea either.
The police cars stopped. All of you got out.
“Ah, hell no.” Jiyong said.
The 6 of you stared at the orphanage.
“You will stay here now...at least until your ‘parents’ come back.” The officer said.
“Hyung.” Daesung gulped.
Seunghyun clenched his hand into a fist. He didn’t want any of you to be raised in an orphanage. Also, if any of you got adopted without each other, it would mean separation forever.
The officers urged all of you in.
The warden, a lady in her mid-30’s, came over.
You looked around. Small children around your age were playing in the playground. Some curiously stared at you. You moved closer to Seunghyun’s side.
The policemen and warden talked for a while. Then the officers left and you were left alone. The warden smiled, “Welcome to your new home!”
“Hell no.” Jiyong muttered.
She frowned, “Young man, we do not use such language here.”
“Like I care.” He crossed his arms and rolled his eyes.
The warden bent down and smiled at you, “Such a pretty girl. Are you youngest?” You nodded. “I see you’re missing a shoe. I can get you a new pair. Come.” She took your hand but you wouldn’t move from your brothers’ side.
“Don’t worry. They’ll still be here. The 6 of you will stay for a long time.” The warden led you away.