The next morning, Seunghyun dropped you and Seungri off at school. “Bye, oppa!” You waved. He waved back and drove off.
You and Seungri split up to go to your lockers.
As you were getting your books out, someone wrapped an arm around your waist from behind. You glanced back and Zico’s face appeared next to yours. “Getting ready for class?”
“You should, too.” You tapped his nose but your heart fluttered when he squeezed your waist.
“Good morning, baby.” Zico mumbled and kissed you. You smiled through his lips. The bell rang and he broke the kiss with a sigh.
“Let me walk you to class.” Zico took your hand and led you to your classroom.
Students looked up in surprise, “They’re going out?” They shrugged it off after a while.
P.O. looked up and blinked at your intertwined hands.
“I’ll see you at lunch, yeah? Tell P.O. to lead you there.” Zico gave him a stern look, “Behave.”
P.O. made a face and Zico left. “So you and leader hyung, huh?” He asked.
You smiled and nodded. “Swe-et.” He made it into two syllables with a nod.
At lunch, P.O. led you to the cafeteria. “We get food and eat out in the back.”
You and P.O. got your foods and went behind the gym where a lonely bleacher was. All of Block B were there, laughing and chatting.
Zico saw you and brightened. “Babe!” He hopped off and ran over. You smiled and waved. Zico ran over and took your tray. He kissed your cheek and asked how your classes were.
“Damn. They look pretty comfortable now. Remember when she wanted to kill him?” U-Kwon snickered.
“I remember when she wanted to kill me.” Jaehyo said.
"She probably still does." U-Kwon teased.
Zico took your hand and led you over. “I don’t think you’ve been properly introduced. ~~~~~~ these are my friends Kyung, Yookwon, Minhyuk, Taeil, Jaehyo, and Jihoon. And guys, this is my girlfriend ~~~~.”
“Hi!” Kyung waved.
“It feels weird. We’ve known each other for a while already.” Taeil scratched his head.
“So now what do we call you, leader’s girl?” Kyung asked.
“How about Zico’s chick?” U-Kwon asked.
“Zico’s property!” B-Bomb said. They laughed and hi-fived each other.
You raised an eyebrow, “How about just ~~~~~?”
“Ohhh. Independent woman.” They snickered.
Zico slung an arm around your neck and kissed your temple, “I like that.”
“Blech! Too much sweetness!” His friends pretended to faint or puke.
You and Zico laughed. Suddenly, your phone rang. (You were thankful to Seunghyun for getting your phone back). “Yeah, oppa?” You asked.
“Where are you?” You heard Seungri pout.
“Come out to the back of the gym!” You said. He came but froze when he saw you with Block B. You brightened, “Oppa!” You ran over.
“I’m going in-“ Seungri tried to go but you grabbed his arm and dragged him over, “You’re not going anywhere! You belong by my side!” You pulled Seungri over and proudly swung your arm around his neck, “This is my maknae oppa Seungri! If any of you mess with him, you’ll have to answer to me.”
“And me.” Zico said.
“Welcome to the family!” Kyung held his arms out.
“Right…” Seungri still felt uneasy.
“Sit, sit!” You pushed him into the bleachers. Seungri awkwardly sat by you.
U-Kwon started a conversation. Pretty soon, he was starting to come out of his shell.
You and Zico watched the boys talk. You chuckled, “They’re getting along better than I thought.”
“Yeah.” Zico smiled and pressed his lips to the back of your head. *We’re getting along better than I thought, too. When I met you, I never imagined we would be falling love. And yet, here we are. Together.* He laced his long fingers through yours and gave your hand a gentle, loving squeeze.