It's been five days since we had the dare, and we've been practicing really hard. It was quite easy to practice our parts without HyunMi seeing it since we're the only ones home. Which is really... STRANGE! HyunMi hasn't come over again after she practiced her dance at the studio. I missed her cooking already! HyunMi! Come back!!!
"Instrumental first then lyrics" Jinyoung stressed out. I nodded tiredly. It's already around eleven in the evening and we're still practicing. Jinyoung hyung really wanted to perfect it.
"Hyung... can we sleep?" Baro asked, half asleep.
"After... two more?" he asked for approval. We groaned tiredly and he cued the music. I stretched my cheeks a few times to wake myself up. Jinyoung signaled and I started singing "Smile" again.
"Hyung, why hasn't HyunMi come over?" Baro asked Jinyoung while I was still singing, not too soon will be hyung's part.
"Jamkkanman (wait a minute)" he quickly told him and started singing his part pationately. It really amazes me to hear him sing with much emotions like this. May be his thinking about HyunMi? Aish, hyung is really something. After his long part, Shinwoo took over.
"We had a fight" Jinyoung answered sadly, not forgetting Baro's question. All were in shock. Our mouths were agaped and Shinwoo was cut off from singing.
"M-Mwo!?!?!" I exclaimed in disbelief.
"We fought" he sighed. Eotteokhe!?
"Why?" Baro asked in concern.
"I... I don't want to talk about it. It's my fault, I'll fix things. Don't worry" he said seriously and stopped the music playing.
"Andwae!" I shouted. "You need to unite again! Quickly!"
He sighed heavily, "We will. But, now is not the right time."
"Wae?" Channie asked worriedly.
"I told you, I don't want to talk about it." Jinyoung mumbled. His eyes were getting a bit moist. "Uh... Let's just continue tomorrow. You guys go ahead first, I'll be fixing things here" he ordered without any cheerful energy like before. We didn't move an inch since we were really worried about him.
"Go" he forced a smile. Shinwoo sighed and stood up, as for us, we slowly stood up as well and went upstairs.
We went to our respective beds after showering. I laid down while Baro sat beside me and I saw Channie sat in a crossed-legs position on his bed.
"Aish! Eotteokhe!?" I ruffled my hair in frustration. Hearing what Jinyoung just said brushed my weariness away.
"What should have they fought about?" Baro wondered while rubbing his chin with a thinking expression.
"I just wonder why HyunMi didn't told me anything about it." Channie stated.
"She still needs privacy Chan" Shinwoo spoke from the upper deck.
Gongchan nodded, "But still..." he opposed. "It was about Jinyoung. You know how she tells me everything about them"
"Something's really not right" I told them.
"Wae?" Baro turned to me. I sat up and looked at them.
"Jinyoung has been staying up really late recently and work at the practice room alone. Plus, he doesn't cry or say anything about HyunMi and him. And he... He's just strange!" I told them what I've noticed from the previous days. I couldn't tell what's wrong, but there was something definetely different about hyung.
"You're right" Baro agreed.
"What has he been doing at night?" Shinwoo wondered. It made us all curious. We looked at each other mischievously. All in the same time, we went downstairs quietly. We tiptoed towards the door and crouched down by the big window.
We saw him sitting at the middle of the practice room with his head down. Hyung looked really sad. Too much focused on Jinyoung, I didn't noticed that Channie was already calling HyunMi.
"She's not picking up" Channie whispered.
"Nugu?" Baro asked.
"HyunMi" Gongchan answered.
"May be she's still sleeping?" Shinwoo guessed. In the corner of my eye, I noticed Jinyoung moving a bit. Pinching the bridge of his nose, it looked like he was preventing himself from crying.
"Hyung's really sad" I whispered.
Jinyoung suddenly stood up, making us bend down lower. He started pacing back and forth, talking to himself.
"What is he doing?" I asked.
"May be he's practicing how to explain and say sorry?" Baro replied. Jinyoung just kept on walking back and forth, smiling and talking to himself again and again.
"Oh! Yoboseyo?" Channie quickly whispered. We looked at him and found his cellphone by his ear. He put it on speaked but lowered the volume. We crawled towards him and gathered in a very small circle.
"Yoboseyo?" HyunMi's sleep voice answered.
"HyunMi, what happened?" Baro whispered gently.
"What do you mean?"
"We heard that you and Jinyoung fought" Shinwoo answered quietly.
"Oh~ That's nothing. Don't worry about it." she said calmly.
"Well, why did you fought anyway?" Channie asked politely.
"It was about--"
"What are you guys doing here?" Jinyoung suddenly came out. Channie quickly snapped his cellphone close, and we immediately stood up.
"We... We were j-just playing hyung" Baro covered. Jinyoung nodded thoughtlessly and went upstairs.
"Whew~ That was close!" I sighed when Jinyoung was nowhere in sight.
"It was about--" I was cut off by a sudden beeping sound. I pulled my phone away from my ear and saw Channie hang up. I tilted my head in confusion but just ignored it and laid back again. Jinyoung's words replayed inside my mind again.
We both just woke up. Surprisingly, he woke up first by just minutes. I was really tired from practicing the night before. I was resting my head on his shoulder and his arm was around my waist.
"HyunMi" he spoke. I looked up at him. "I think it's better if you don't come here anymore" he said, avoiding eye-contact.
"Mwo?" I asked in surprise.
"I mean, during weekdays. It's because... since you're still studying and on scholarship, being here makes your study time short." he reasoned.
"It doesn't" I opposed.
"Yes it does. Look at last time. You told me you're really sleepy cause you stayed up late studying for a test. Then you come here early in the morning to cook breakfast which you should be sleeping or continuing your review instead." he sampled seriously.
"But I'm fine. It's really nothing" I quickly answered. "If you don't want me to come here early, then I'll just ask Auntie to let me move back here."
"HyunMi," he sighed. "That wouldn't be right. Aunt MinLi is your family, and you're still not my girlfriend. It just feels wrong"
He got me with "you're still not my girlfriend" line. I tried to push that line away, but I blurted out something foolish.
"Then make me your girlfriend!" I boldly ordered without thinking things through. He looked at me in shock, and that's when I realized what I've just said.
"Mianhae" I quickly covered. "That... That's stupid. I didn't mean--"
"Ani, it's not stupid." he mumbled and lightly kissed my temple.
"What I mean is, Aunt MinLi will understand." I explained.
"Even if she understands, what if some TV show breaks in and discovers you're here? I don't want you to be involve in those kinds of situations or troubles." he said. With the tone of our voices now, we really started arguing.
"Why are you thinking of those things? Aren't we just discussing about my studies a while ago?" I pointed. He sat up and I also did. We both looked at each other uneasily.
"It's because of your persistence that's why I ended up thinking those possible things. HyunMi, will you just listen to me? This is for your own good" he said.
"What do you mean 'persistence'? I just want to spend time with you guys" I said honestly.
"You also need to spend time with your family, with yourself. You can come by weekends if you want to. HyunMi, I'm just worried that we're being a big bother with your studies and schedule. I'm also worried about your health. You always stay up late then wake up so early in the morning just to come by and cook us breakfast. Plus, you go help your teacher with the dance workshop. What if you suddenly collapse from exhaustion?" he exaggerated.
"I'm used to it Jinyoung. It's already my daily routine, I don't just collapse like that" I answered back firmly.
"Please stop being so stubborn!?!" he snapped shortly, making me fall silent. He haven't snapped like that in front of me before. I looked at him with wide eyes and turned away, feeling embarrassed. He was also surprised with what he just said and cleared his throat.
"Mi-mianhae. I didn't mean to yell at you. Just... listen to me? I love you, and I don't want you to get tired or get sick because of what you're doing." he said calmly this time.
"But I'm really fine" I whispered. He closed his eyes and breathed deeply, controlling his temper I suppose.
"HyunMi" he held my hand. "Please listen to me before I get mad"
I was caught off guard with his sentence. I didn't knew that I already reached his limit that fast. I slowly slid my hand away from his, and nodded shyly.
"Yah, what's wrong?" he asked lowly and caressed my cheek when he noticed my mood change.
"I'm just... disappointed and embarrassed with myself" I confessed and covered my blushing face.
"I shouldn't be so stubborn and insistent with you since I'm not your girlfriend. I'm really sorry." I said in a very low voice, almost slurring most of the words.
"Shh~ Don't need to be sorry." he hushed warmly and pulled me to a hug. "So, do we have a deal?" he asked when he pulled away.
I had no choice but to nod. He smiled in relief. "That's my girl"
I forced a smile. I silently made my way to the bathroom and washed my face.
"HyunMi, if you don't mind..." he added. I looked back at him as I dried my face. "Don't mention this to the boys."
"If they knew, I know they'll be the ones coming to you. And I don't want you to be bothered and stuff." he said seriously. I sighed mentally and just nodded.
"Back to the boring days huh?" I thought.
End of Flashback~*
Aish! What am I suppose to do now!? Study? Eat? Sleep? Breathe? Grow? Aigoo~ This is soooo boring!" I complained and kicked my feet up in the air. I tried calling Jinyoung before, but he keeps on rejecting my calls. It kinda hurts me when he does that, but he's doing it for me. Aish. I shouldn't be acting like this, we aren't in any official relationship. I shouldn't be like this!
"HyunMi~" Onew cooed. I walked out of bed and peeked outside.
"Wae?" I asked
"I'm hungry" he yawned. I nodded and went towards the kitchen. He was actually surprise that I didn't complain how late it was for him to be hungry. I simply made his favorite spicy chicken. While cooking, he kept on staring at the chicken as I placed it on the pan. I finished quickly and gave him a plate of three big chops of the chicken.
"What's wrong?" he finally asked.
"Nothing" I responded and slumped on the dining table. He sat across from the table and started munching on his chicken.
"Tell me~~" he sand with his mouth full. He is such a boy. -.-
I sat up straight and looked at my playing fingers.
"Oppa," I started. "What if a guy and a girl really loves or like each other, but the guy still doesn't ask her to be his girlfriend? What does it mean?" I asked very shyly. He stared at me with surprise and curiosity all over his face.
"Simple.." he answered and took another big bite. "They guy's gay" he said nonchalantly.
"Yah! He's straight!" I protested. "We even kissed!" I slipped. Onew's head shot up to me with a very very shocked expression, making him drop his chicken. I jumped and quickly looked at my playing figners again. My face was heating up so bad I could feel cold sweat trickling down at the back of my neck.
"Who is it?" he suddenly smiled with a scary expression. I quickly looked away and flushed deeply more.
"Is it Taemin~?" he sang and started pointing fingers at me.
"Andwae" I answered seriously. His face fell into another surprised expression.
"Then who?" he asked, cluelessly.
"Answer my question first" I said, avoiding to be side tracked with his tricks.
"Well..." he started eating again. "It depends on the guy. *munch* What kind of guy is he towards you?" he pointed his shredded chicken leg. I can't believe he's actually helping me. o.o
"He's... loving. Caring. Quiet. Dorky but sweet. Romantic." I enumerated, unknowingly smiling as I think of Jinyoung.
"Hmm... That's odd. Guys like those asks the girl right away... then after some weeks will break up with them" he said carelessly.
"Mwo!?" I exclaimed.
"Kidding~" he chuckled. "But, he should've asked you straight away. What did you forget?"
"Well... Uhmm... He's an idol. Well, part of a group to be exact" I answered hesitantly.
"MWO!??!!?" he choked, standing up to his feet.
"Come on! Don't be like that!" I tried to calm him down. "You, Taemin, Key, Jonghyun, and another guy will debut soon as a group. What if you and the girl you like are in the same situation huh? What will you do?" I pointed. He thought for a while and took his seat again.
"So he's an idol?" he said in a more calmer position now but a bit stern. I nodded while looking, again, at my playing hands.
"Mey be he's just afraid." he said. I looked at him with a bit confused expression. "You know how other fans get crazy when they find out their favorite idol is in a relationship." he stated seriously. I nodded in realization.
"Or may be..." he thought. I waited anticipatingly for his other idea. "May be it's because of the contract. Most idols are allowed to date by their 30's"
He was actually right. I nodded and sighed.
"Oppa, is it right for me to be... you know... all girlfriend-like with him even though--" he cut me off.
"No." he straightly answered. "Don't give in. If the public suspects it when you two aren't in a relationship, bad rumors will spread about you and him. You can hang out, of course. But no skinship or any other public display of affections should be seen." he adviced. My eyes grew in surprise by his answer, at the same time I feel completely embarrassed. I nodded with understanding.
"Gomawo oppa" I smiled.
"Yeh, thanks for the chicken" he winked and put his empty plate by the sink. We both walked towards our room.
"It's that red-haired Jinyoung is it?" Onew suddenly mumbled. I looked at him with another shocked expression. He winked and flashed a nice smile at me.
"Good Night?" he chuckled.
"Good night~~~" I chimed and kissed his cheek.
"Yeeek~! Disgusting" he scowled and rubbed his cheek in a girly way.
"Pabo" I pouted.
He chuckled, "Good night couz~"
I waved good night and we stepped in our own rooms. I decided to not think things too much and just get some sleep.
Last day for practices...
"Wake up!" I yelled loud enough for the others to wake up.
"Later~" Baro groaned angrily.
"It's the last day of practice. Bballi" I clapped. They were the ones who wanted to practice early yet they don't wake themselves up. I hopped on Sandeul and Baro's bed. Crushing them, I started jumping up and down.
"Agh!!! Hyung~!!!" they complained in chorus.
"Ireonaseyo~!!!" I said with aegyo. Well, I tried to speak with aegyo.
"Arasseo! Arasseo!" Baro shouted, crying in pain.
"Hyung~ You're really heavy~!" Sandeul whined. I chuckled and got off of them. I looked at the other deck and found Channie still sleeping soundly.
"Chan-ah~ Ireonaseyo!" I ordered. I got a small glimpse at the lower deck. I looked again and discovered Jinyoung was gone.
"Oh, where's Jinyoung?" I asked the two boys who were yawning and rubbing their eyes.
"Molla" they answered.
"Wake Channie up, arasseo?" I ordered them and went outside of the room to look for Jinyoung.
"Jinyoung?" I called. I suddenly heard the front door close gently. I quietly peeked over and saw Jinyoung. He looked up from the ground and jumped when he saw me.
"Ah~! Hyung, you startled me" he sighed while putting his hand over his chest.
"Mianhae. Where'd you go?" I asked. We walked towards to the room. Gongchan just woke up.
"Uhmm... I just took an early walk at the park" he answered and laid down on his bed.
"Arasseo" I said.
"Hyung, I can't contact HyunMi." Channie suddenly said. Oh, it's already starting.
Last night while Jinyoung was at the practice room late again, we quietly planned how to interrogate Jinyoung and tell us what happened between him and HyunMi. Cause if they had a fight, the plan of getting HyunMi on Inkigayo stage might be ruined.
"Mwo!?" he asked worriedly.
Sandeul nodded, "We tried calling her yesterday and some days before that, but she doesn't pick up"
Eotteokhe!? May be she's mad. Aish!
I quickly pulled my phone out of my pocket and dialed HyunMi's number.
*ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring~*
"Yoboseyo?" She answered. She sounded like she just woke up.
"Yoboseyo? HyunMi-ah?" I called softly.
"Eung~ oppa, wae?" she asked sleepily.
"Oh uhmm... I was just worried." I said, a bit guilty that I woke her up.
"The boys said that you weren't answering their calls... So I thought something happened."
"We didn't say anything about something bad happened to HyunMi" Sandeul smiled slyly.
"Oh that." HyunMi spoke, more awake than a while ago. "They keep on asking about what happened to us. I couldn't tell them since you told me not to. So I just reject their calls or make up an excuse" she explained. "Tell them I said sorry."
"Neh, arasseo. Sorry for waking you up"
"It's fine Oppa. I'll hang up now I still want to sleep" she yawned.
"Arasseo. Annyeong" I said and hang up. I sighed in relief and looked up at the boys who were obviously scanning and observing me.
"Uhmm... She said sorry for rejecting your calls. She's been busy in school, that's why." I said, ignoring their stares.
"I thought you guys fought?" Baro asked.
"Well, it doesn's mean I can't call her when I'm worried" I covered.
"Isn't she mad?" Shinwoo asked curiously.
"Andwae. We're actually a bit fine, but after that fight some things are just a bit too awkward now" I answered.
"Hmm... Even so, she should be here now" Sandeul said with a tone. My heart beated fast.
"T-That..." I paused and stared at them. I chuckled a bit after, "Why is it like I'm being investigated huh?" I raised an eyebrow. They all looked away from me and started jumbling together their explanation.
"Ara, ara. Shower up" I ordered and laid down on my bed.
After practicing we went to our room and changed into our casual clothes. We'll be heading out to the mall for lunch since we're too lazy to cook. HAHAHAHA! We're all ready except... Jinyoung was nowhere to be found. I sneeked out and looked for hyung. Taking soft steps, I peeked inside the music room. I saw Jinyoung talking with someone on the phone.
"Director-nim, jeongmal jeongmal gomapseumnida!" he thanked wholeheartedly with a huge smile on his face.
"Why is he talking with director-nim?" I wondered to myself.
"Uhmm... I'm not sure of how many minutes it will take, but it wouldn't take 5 hours will it?" Jinyoung laughed. "Heheh. Arasseo. Please keep this event secret from everyone, even from the MC tomorrow. Please?" he pleaded.
"Ah~ Gomawoyo~" he sighed and hang up. I quickly ran at top speed as quiet as possible back to the boys.
As soon as I got there before Jinyoung could see me, I locked the door and panted.
"What are you doing?" Sandeul asked.
"I heard.... I heard... I... Aaah~!" I panted so hard that I can't finish my sentence. They let me breathe first before asking me things. When my breathing was normal, I looked at them seriously.
"I heard hyung talking with director-nim" I said in a whisper.
"What did they talked about?" Shinwoo asked.
"Molla. But director-nim did something for hyung. Hyung said to keep it a secret from everyone" I said.
"What is he planning?" Sandeul wondered and rubbed his chin.
"Are you guys ready?!" Jinyoung knocked.
"Neh!" we answered and walked out.
We arrived at the mall within minutes. Some fans recognized us since we weren't all much in a disguise. When we arrived Channie, Sandeul, Shinwoo, and I debated where to eat, while Jinyoung had he's own thoughts somewhere else.
"Kaja~" I said. Sandeul won the debate and we started walking to the restaurant he wanted. I noticed Jinyoung wasn't following and just stood at his position like a statue while looking at one of the shops at the opposite side.
"Hyung" I patted his shoulder, waking him up.
"W-wae?" he looked at me.
"Kaja?" I asked and pointed to the others' direction. He nodded and went along.
"What was he thinking?" Sandeul whispered as soon as I got beside him.
"Molla. He was just looking at the shops on the other side" I whispered back.
"He's acting rather strange again. You don't think that... Yuri and him--"
"ANDWAE!!!" I shouted making the other members as well as the other shopers look at me.
"Jwesonghamnida" I bowed at the shopers. Sandeul chuckled silently beside me.
"Aish~" I hissed at him. He just wanted to make me jealous again. Pssh.
As we ate lunch, all of us were really talkative... except for Jinyoung again. He was completely eating in silence like he wasn't with us. His gaze was glued to the direction we just came from.
"Any particular store you want to visit hyung?" I asked while looking at my food.
"Huh? Uhmm..." he hesitated and looked back at his untouched food.
"Where to?" Sandeul asked enthusiastically.
"I was thinking of buying a new earing" he said.
"Hmm... I think it's good to look at some for myself as well" I considered while holding my earlobe.
"Arasseo. We'll go to the store after eating" Shinwoo said. I caught Jinyoung smiled in a goofy way and started eating. What is he thinking!?!??!
After eating, we did went to the shop where Jinyoung wanted to go. There were various kinds of jewelry, all appropriate for kids and adults. There were also real and fake accessories so it would be fare for those who can't afford the real ones. The teenage section was divided from the couples' section. We browsed at some pretty earings for guys.
"Aish, I think I want to have piercings too" Sandeul said with envy in his tone.
"Hyung, it doesn't suit you" Channie chuckled. We continued looking.
"Oh! I like this one." I pointed at an earing inside the glass.
"Miss can I look at this please?" I pointed to the employee. She nodded and took the key to open the glass container. When I looked up, there was a mirror hanging on the wall behind the woman. I saw Jinyoung at the other side-- at the couples section. I jumped when I saw him, and completely turned around
"Oh, hyung!" I pointed, the other members turned around as well and looked Jinyoung.
"Jinyoung!" Shinwoo called. Jinyoung turned around and walked towards us.
"Wae?" he asked.
"What were you doing at the couples section?" Channie asked with a giggly tone.
"Oh!? That was the couples section!?!?!" he asked in surprise. We laughed loudly at him. "Oh, jinjja!?" he asked in disbelief. We nodded and continued laughing, he began laughing in embarrassment.
"Oh, did someone saw me?" he asked cautiously.
"I don't think so" Sandeul answered, chuckling.
"Here you go sir" the employee handed out the earings I wanted. I tried them on.
"Oh, hyung it's really nice on you" Chan complimented.
"Jinjja? How much is this?" I asked.
"16, 000 won sir" she answered.
"Oh, it's cheap. Hmm... Okay, I'll buy it" I quickly decided.
"Hyung, how about you?" I asked Jinyoung.
"Oh, uhmm... I didn't saw anything I like now. May be next time" he said. I nodded and we left after I purchased the earings.
After strolling around a bit, we decided to go back home.
"Oh, I'll just go to the comfort room" Jinyoung suddenly said. "I'll just meet you guys in the van." he waved and left in a flash.
"Where is he going? The CRs are this way" Channie pointed to the opposited direction that hyung went.
"Oh, you're right" Shinwoo said.
"I know hyung is bad with directions, but I didn't knew he was this bad" Sandeul said. We all had suspicious looks.
"You two go to the van, we'll follow him" I told them, pulling Sandeul beside me. They nodded, and Sandeul and I started to run towards where hyung went. When we caught up to him, we slowed down our pace and just followed him from behind. He was just calmly strolling around the mall.
"What is he doing?" Sandeul whispered. I raised my shoulders as an answer.
Whenever hyung looks back, Sandeul and I sillily hide or act something out so that he won't recognize us. We passed by some random shops when he paused and read a text message. After reading, he suddenly starts to look around. He typed in something fast and leaned on a nearby wall. Sandeul and I secretly hid behind a food stall. Sandeul was rather quiet during the observation. I looked at him and saw him being hypnotized by the food in front of us. I nudged his arm, he quickly snapped and observed hyung as well.
Jinyoung finally looked back at his phone and read another text message. His smile shot ear to ear. I chuckled how cute yet foolish how hyung looked like. He jumped and started walking fast. He propped his hood up and his dark mask.
"Omo, where is he going this time?" Sandeul asked. We both had suspicions.
We walked by the jewelry shop we went a while ago. Jinyoung paused and looked inside while we hid by the entrance of the shop next to it.
"Welcome sir~" an employee suddenly greeted. Sandeul and I jumped and slightly bowed at the saleslady. When we looked back at hyung... he was gone!
"Yah! Where is he!?!" I asked Sandeul.
"Molla! Aish! Hyung is really something" Sandeul hissed and we started looking for him. Walking hastily around the mall and snapping our heads side to side looking for a pale skinned mad with a hood and mask on, someone very identical to hyung just walked in front of us. I pulled Sandeul nearer and signaled him to quickly lower his head.
"Isn't that hyung who just overtook us?" I whispered very lowly. He peeked up and looked at the pale skinned stranger in front of us.
"I think so. He's wearing the same jeans and shoes that hyung's wearing" Sandeul answered. "Oh, look!" he pointed at the shops' big windows. We saw the stranger's face... It was hyung!
"Omo! Did he saw us!?!" I panicked in a whispering tone.
"What do you mean?" he asked.
"He came behind us. I'm sure he should've seen us." I said. He looked at me worriedly. We ignored it later after we concluded that he might not have seen us, cause if he did he should've surprised us from behind.
Jinyoung quicken his pace, catching up with someone. We copied his strides from behind. Surprisingly, he wrapped an arm around some girl's shoulder. Her shoulders jumped in surprised and looked at hyung. She kinda looked like HyunMi. We tried to follow them in a closer distance to hear their conversation. After walking carefully nearer, we were only inches apart from hyung.
"Oh, oppa you scared me" she said. She was really HyunMi. How could've she recognized Jinyoung with that mask and hood on?
"Why are you here? And how did you know I was here?" she asked curiously
"You accidentally sent me your message for AnJi. I replied, you didn't noticed the name?" he asked in amuse. HyunMi searched for her phone in her small bag and scrolled down her phone.
"Oh~ I thought it was AnJi. Mianhae" she said shyly.
"Where are you going?" he asked through his mask. He pulled her closer to him. Sandeul automatically had his expression of having butterflies all over.
"Oppa..." she said with an uncomfortable tone and pushed herself away from him.
"Wae?" he asked, suprised with her action.
"Someone might see us" she mumbled. Sandeul and I wanted to laugh but we tried to prevent it from happening.
"HyunMi-ah~" he cooed sweetly. He is such a romaticer~
"Wae?" she answered.
"No one's gonna recognize me" Jinyoung winked and pulled her closer again.
"And what if someone did? I don't want them to misunderstand our relationship" she said seriously
"Yah, is this about what I said last time?" he asked with a bit regret in his tone. She just stayed quiet and tried to distance herself from him as they walked together. I slowed down to my normal pace and Sandeul followed.
"They're still in the "fighting" aura" I whispered to Sandeul.
"I feel really scared and worried. I haven't heard them talk to each with this kind of atmosphere" Sandeul added.
We continued following the two of them. HyunMi still kept her distance from Jinyoung. Jinyoung suddenly grabbed her wrist and pulled her somewhere, we automatically followed. He dragged her to a coffee shop and sat at a table for two. Sandeul and I sat at the next table near theirs and covered our faces with the menus placed on the table. Raising our heads a litte, we spyed on them.
A waitress suddenly greeted us.
"Sir, are you going to order?" she asked, noticing our unusual poses. I politely shook my head.
"Oh, you're B1A4!" she pointed. Good thing her voice wasn't loud.
"Shh!! Shh!" Sandeul and I quickly hushed her.
"Please don't tell anyone. We're just... uhmm... on a mission." I whispered with a chuckle at the end. She chuckled cutely and pretended to ziper her mouth close. She walked away like nothing happened.
"She's pretty" Sandeul chuckled sheepishly.
"You think all girls with features like hers are pretty" I scowled.
"But it's true, right?" he asked childishly. I nodded in agreement but focused on our mission.
"Are you mad at me?" I heard Jinyoung ask. This is really interesting.
"Aniyo" I read her lips.
"Then why are you acting like that?" Jinyoung, holding her hand that was resting on the table.
"What do you mean?" she asked nonchalantly.
"You've been avoiding me all of a sudden" Jinyoung answered, upset. HyunMi looked outside the window.
"I'm not" she said... I think. Her voice was too low to reach our place, so I just read her lips carefully.
"What did she say?" Sandeul whispered.
"I think she said she's not mad at him" I answered without looking away from the two. We continued watching them. Jinyoung played HyunMi's fingers that were in his hand. HyunMi didn't entertain what he was doing to her hand and just continued watching the people passing by outside. They just sat there in silence.
"Wooh~ why is it so tense between the two of them?" Sandeul sighed in frustration quietly.
"May be it's because of their fight?" I answered back quietly. I saw him nod with understanding at the corner of my eyes.
"Hey..." Jinyoung hyung finally spoke. "The others are waiting for me at the van..."
HyunMi just nodded, still not looking at him.
"Yah, I'm having a scary feeling about this" Sandeul said with a trembling voice.
"HyunMi" Jinyoung called. She finally looked up.
"What do you mean?" I asked Sandeul.
"They might..." he gulped. "Break up"
"Annyeong. Take care?" she smiled at Jinyoung. I was completely surprised with HyunMi's behavior right now. What was she doing?! Jinyoung sighed heavily, still not leaving and letting go of her hand. As for what Sandeul said...
"How can they break up if they're not an official couple?" I suddenly thought, looking at Sandeul curiously.
"Well--" he was cut off by his own thoughts. I waited for him to reply. "You've got a point." he agreed. We looked back at them...
"THEY'RE GONE!!!!" I exclaimed and shot from my seat. Sandeul stood up and looked around. The waitress from before passed by.
"Excuse me" I called. "Did you see the couple sitting on that table a while ago?" I pointed over to their table.
"Oh they just left" she answered. Sandeul and I looked at each other, knowing we'll be searching for hyung again. We dashed outside the shop and began searching once more.
"How can he just go without us knowing!?" I asked in disbelief.
Running around like little kids that were playing hide and seek, it took us about half an hour searching for them. My phone suddenly rang.
"Yoboseyo?" I answered and we paused from jogging.
"Hyung's here" Channie answered with a hint of disappointment.
"Arasseo" I sighed, and we went back to the van.
"Hyung, where did you go?" Sandeul asked when we opened the vans door.
"Oh, I just saw an old friend" he lied. Oh, no~
Sandeul and I exchanged nervous looks. Our eyes spoke the same thing "Old friend!?!?"
We hopped on and sat at the back part of the van. Ahjussi started the engine and began driving us back.
"So, uhmm... Hyung..." I started.
"Hmm?" he answered and turned his head.
"How are you and HyunMi???" I asked slowly, avoiding eye-contact. I felt Sandeul tense up beside me. Jinyoung slightly frowned but then quickly smiled sadly.
"W-we're fine" he stummered at the start. My heart beated extremely fast. His tone was a "unsure" kind of tone.
"Y-you're s-still together... right?" Sandeul stuttered. He just looked at us for a moment and... turned away.
"YAH! Hyung! Don't tell us--" Sandeul panicked.
"We're fine" he repeated and laughed. "Why'd you guys suddenly asked?"
"Oh, uhmm... nothing." I quickly said and sighed a bit of relief.
It was already night time. We were all ready to sleep except for Jinyoung who is still working downstairs.
"I'm really worried" I told them after reporting our investigation.
"Me too. It's really strange that HyunMi's avoiding him all of a sudden." Channie said.
"Stop worrying. We have a big day tomorrow, so let's just get some rest." Shinwoo hyung said.
"Wait!" Sandeul suddenly called. "Who's going to tell HyunMi to go tomorrow?" Sandeul suddenly asked. Channie and I sat up at the same time.
"May be noona can?" I suggested.
"I'll text her" Channie said and started typing
"I'm home" I announced without any enthusiasm in my voice.
"HyunMi~~~~" Key's voice echoed inside the house. I walked towards the living room and found 5 boys sitting on our carpet.
"Annyeonghaseyo~ We're shining SHINee" they greeted formally together and bowed in sync.
"Waah~" I clapped in amazement.
"HyunMi-mi!!!" Key sang and ran towards me. He hugged me very, very, very tightly.
"Oppa~" I chuckled. His presence made my mood a bit better.
"That's enough Key" Onew said. "HyunMi this is the other member. Choi Minho" Onew said and pointed to a tall, flawless man with big eyes and a charismatic smile. He bowed at me politely.
"Annyeong" I bowed back.
"Why so gloomy Mimi?" Key asked.
"Nothing~" I sighed.
"Boy problems?" Onew joked and flashed a grim smile. I instantly flushed and looked away.
"Omo, what happened?" Key asked with his motherly tone. I didn't want to tell them, but something inside just tells me to blurt it all out.
"I don't like avoiding him!" I whined and glared at Onew.
"Yah! Why are you glaring at me?" he asked in surprise.
"Why are you avoiding him?" Taemin asked curiously.
"Who's him???" Jonghyun and Minho asked in chorus.
"Jung Jinyoung of B1A4. They have a thing" Key explained in a slangy way. "Why are you avoiding him dear?" he turned back to me.
"Since we're not in any "couple" relationship, Onew told me I shouldn't be all girlfriend-like yet with him. And whenever we hang out we shouldn't be seen with any kind of skinship or sweetness. I can't do that oppa!" I complained.
"Wae!? Has it happened already?" Onew asked, a bit annoyed that I'm blaming him.
"Neh!" I shot. "He saw me at the mall a while ago. He was putting his arm around my shoulder and calls me how he usually does when we're at the dorm. Then he holds my hand and stuff" I frowned. "I can't ignore that!"
"Then just don't go see him" Onew said selfishly.
"Pabo!" Key hissed. "Just endure it sweety. At the right time, may be you two can go out without any of the public get in your way." Key comforted. I nodded.
"ASIH! She didn't even kissed me on the cheek!" I pouted, complained alone. I was really expecting a wonderful smile from her and a little kiss on the cheek... but she just ignored and avoided me. Eotteokhe!?
I looked at the item I purchased secretly a while ago. Playing with it in my hands, I knew I wanted to do it.
"Hmm... May be I'll get that kiss when you see this" I laughed evily. I didn't knew how, where or when but I just realized that I'm addicted to HyunMi's soft, warm lips. One week without those lips made my life incomplete!
"I miss her!!!!" I complained like a little kid. A part of me really regreted making HyunMi accept the deal, but I needed too. If she was here I wouldn't be able to think properly.
Looking at the item I purchased again, a smile crept up on my face. Imaging her wearing it...
"Aish. You'll be really surprised HyunMi." I smiled and cluthced on the item in my hand with a lot of determination inside me.
Tomorrow's a big day for us...
What was Jinyoung planning? What did he bought secretly from the members?
It's really obvious isn't it? >.< Mianhae. Even though you guys already noticed what the item is and what it Jinyoung is planning, I still hope you'll like the next chapter.
This chapter is pretty long right? I am so sorry. Since it is long, I'm too laze to check for any corrections today. But I will edit it. ;)
Sorry for the numerous mistakes you've seen. Hope you liked this chapter. Sorry for the late update.
(I'm saying sorry a bunch of times today -.-)
@ribellina09: Unnie~ HAHAHA. Ngayong lang ako nakapag-reply. ^^v Binabasa mo pa pala story ko. Gomawo. :) Update mo yung kay Taemin! Miss ko na yung story na yun! HAHAHA!
@sanr93: I hope those BaDeul moments here are good enough. HAHA. No sweetness going on though. Mianhae.
@b2utyjalene: yow. Gonzales ka din? :)) kyaaa~ parehas tayo. hahaha. wala lang :)
@dramakawai: oh, so that's why I haven't heard the song in the drama... Yeah, I have to agree. Best drama ever!! :">
@JeffJeff: of course I remember you~ ;) I know how you feel. School's gonna start in my country soon, and I'm really in a hurry to finish this story. :))
WHO'S EXCITED FOR B1A4'S COMEBACK!?!?!?!?
*Raises both hands and feet up :">*
(A little advertise xD)
Banas! Don't forget to watch our boys on Music Bank this Saturday! The day of their "mysterious" and hot comeback. :DD ♥
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