Ji Yong POV
“This road looks too familiar.” Taeyeon said as she was looking through the car’s window.
“I’m taking you to your dorm.” I answered.
She turned her head and stared at me. “I’ve told you I want to spend the night with you.”
A red light made me stop. I looked at her. “I don’t know what you’ve heard about me. Just because you want to prove to someone that you’re not a good girl anymore, it doesn’t mean that I will play this kind of game with you… Are you trying to make someone jealous?” I know Taeyeon has been on and off with a guy from her same agency, I hate that kind of drama. So, even though I may be attracted to her, I don’t want to take part in it.
She smirked. “I don’t know what you’ve heard about me. Maybe I didn’t explain very well what I want. I’m not doing this for anyone; I’m doing it for myself. I’ve liked you since I met you, but I was so worried about fulfilling my contract exactly that I forgot to live. I learned the hard way that although I’m a public figure I also have the right to be happy and follow my desires.”
I was surprised. Taeyeon has always been very focus on her career, on being a good leader. As a leader myself, I understand very well the kind of pressure she’s been carrying.
Is not that I didn’t want to spend the night with her, it just didn’t feel right. After all the mess that happened six weeks ago, I’ve been trying to change the way I’ve been living. I haven’t been with another woman since then, not because I don’t want to, but because I just can’t. I want to forget everything that has happened, I want to forget everything, create music and then, maybe… just maybe, I’ll be able to meet other women.
We arrived at her dorm. “You know I don’t live here anymore, right?” She shyly smiled. I smiled back.
“Yep, but I don’t know where you live and I think it’ll be a little bit too reckless to take you there.”
We locked eyes for some seconds; she then looked down and started playing with her hands. “I’m sorry if I was annoying, please forget what I said. Good night.” She was about to open the door, when I grabbed her hand.
“It’s not that I don’t want you. It’s just that… A lot of things happened some weeks ago, and It’s not the right time for me. Believe me, I do want you.” I whispered while looking directly at her eyes.
She smiled and asked for my phone, I unlocked it and handed it to her. “I saved my number, let’s keep in touch.” She said and kissed my cheek.
I could feel the cold breeze heating my face as I was jogging the next morning. I was trying very hard to control my thoughts.
“Taeyeon, who would’ve thought! We’ve known each other for almost 10 years. E… No! I wonder if she really meant it or if it was just the alcohol talking. I wonder what E… Taeyeon is doing today. Probably she’s sleeping; I know she’s a sleepyhead. E… NO!”
I was so into my thoughts that I stop looking at the road; I clashed with someone else. We hit so hard against each other that the both of us fell to the ground.
“Didn’t you see me coming?” He asked, annoyed.
The moment I heard his voice I knew who he was. I quickly stood up and stared at him, he was cleaning his clothes with his hands.
“I didn’t but if I had, I’d probably do it again.” He raised his head and frowned.
“You’re really disrespectful. We may be born in the same year but I’m older than you.” He took a couple of steps towards me.
I smirked. “I’m not disrespectful, I’m just making it clear that I don’t give a if you’re older than me.” We were standing in front of each other. I wanted to provoke him; I was dying to punch his stupid face.
He started laughing very loud. “Man! You’re really a sore loser. Move on, just let her go. She’s with me now…”
I thought my anger couldn’t get worst, I was wrong. I was about to punch him when a group of girls reached us. “G-Dragonssi!” One of the girls exclaimed. “Kim Soo Hyunssi!” Shouted another one.
I sighed very deeply and very slowly. I got closer to him and whispered: “If I ever see you again, I will kick your . You’ve been warned.” As I was passing him by I punched his shoulder with mine.
“ING !” I shouted inside silently.
After I was done jogging, I headed to my apartment and started getting ready. Today Young Bae and I are filming another episode for Infinite Challenge Summer Music Festival.
We arrived at the MBC Headquarters, as we were walking through the hallways, I saw Taeyeon with Tiffany and Seo Hyun. Taeyeon was looking really beautiful today. They were heading our way. We bowed to each other and we talked for a while. Tiffany and Seo Hyun were talking with Young Bae, while Taeyeon and I were looking at him but we were whispering to each other.
“Is it true what you said yesterday?” I asked, to be honest I was curious.
She chuckled. “Oh! Do you think I just said it because I had some drinks? Would you feel better if I say I lied?”
“No. I… still want you.” I seductively said.
She smirked. “Maybe you lost your chance.”
“Tell me how can I fix it.” I stared at her. She looked back.
“You’ll have to figure it out.” She smiled and turned her head. “Have you created the name of your unit with Kwang Hee?” She asked.
For the IC music festival we’re performing together with Kwang Hee.
“Nope, not yet.” It hit me. “Hah! Do you want me to mention you during the episode?”
She laughed out loud and slightly leaned towards me. “Show me that you can talk about me in National Television and I’ll forgive you for letting me go.” Her seductive voice had me hook.
“Araso! I’ll show you.” Before they left, Taeyeon and I locked eyes and smiled to each other.
We finished filming after 10 PM. I not only mention Taeyeon a couple of times during the episode, but I kind of include it her name in our unit name: HwanTaeG.
I’ve been texting her non-stop. She obviously loves every moment of my “suffering”.
“Should we see each other tonight?” I texted.
“We’re leaving tomorrow very early to Los Angeles, we’re performing at K-Con.”
“So are you going to make me wait until you come back?”
“Or you can go to Los Angeles and we can escape during the night…”
I laughed out loud. For the first time in six weeks I was able to flirt, and I was enjoying it!
“You’re in a good mood!” Young Bae exclaimed while staring at me with a big smile on his face.
“I am!” I said while laughing.
We were heading to YGE; Hyun Suk wanted to speak with us. TOP, Daesung and SeungRi were already there. We were about to open Hyun Suk’s office door when we heard TOP’s voice: “Ji Yong will flip out when you tell him this! And I’ll stand by his side.”
I quickly opened the door. “What’s going on?” Young Bae entered first and then I did. We walked towards the living area and sat down.
Hyun Suk looked at me. “You guys know Epik High is performing at K-Con. I know what I’m going to ask wasn’t previously planned. I want you guys to quietly go and be the surprise guest for Epik High.”
I was laughing inside silently. This is like music to my ears. Now I have the perfect excuse to go to Los Angeles and be with Taeyeon. I tried to keep my poker face, otherwise Hyun Suk would’ve known something is going on.
I sighed deeply. “I understand Hyung. Guys, we need to support them. We’ll go to K-Con.”
TOP was shocked. “What? Are you for real? Why aren’t you flipping out?”
I looked at him. “Do you want tell Tablo Hyung that you don’t want to go just because they didn’t let you know ahead of time?”
He shook his head.
I stood up. “I suppose our managers already have our schedules.”
Hyun Suk was smiling. “Uhh!” He confirmed my assumption.
“Araso. We’ll work hard and make Epik High shine.” I exited the office.
A couple of days later we arrived at Los Angeles. As I exit the airport I remembered Diego, Los Angeles is his playground. I miss him, since it’s Friday, maybe he’ll head here to enjoy the weekend. I’ll try to get in touch with him later.
Taeyeon doesn’t know I’m here; I’ll try to pass by her dressing room so she can see me. I wonder what she’ll do.
“Where are we going?” I asked Nan Gook.
“To the hotel.”
“I want to go directly to K-Con. You can take the others to the hotel.” I said while looking through the van’s window.
“I’ll go to K-Con with Ji Yong Hyung!” SeungRi exclaimed.
“I’ll go to!” Daesung shouted.
“We're all going directly to K-Con.” TOP said, annoyed.
Young Bae wasn’t saying anything. He was worried.
“What’s up?” I asked.
He looked at me and tried to smile.
“Are you worried?” I said.
“I just have a weird feeling.” He whispered.
I stared at him. “Don’t worry, maybe you’re just a little bit anxious since this was planned last minute.”
He shook his head. “It’s not that. I feel like something will happen.” He looked at me. Maybe he saw he was scaring me. He smiled and brightly said: “You’re right! Pay no attention to me.”
Minutes later we arrived at K-Con. Our managers were talking about who will take our things to the hotel and who would stay with us. I took the chance and started walking at a fast pace towards the dressing rooms.
Young Bae and SeungRi reached me.
“Where are you going?” Young Bae asked.
“I want to see Taeyeon.” I whispered.
Young Bae smirked. “Araso. I’ll cover your back.”
“I’ll go with you Hyung!” SeungRi exclaimed.
As we were about to reach SME's dressing rooms, people started running.
“They got in!” Someone shouted.
“We need everyone to stay inside the dressing rooms!” Another man exclaimed.
“Hyung we should go. It looks like something is wrong.”
I nodded and we headed to the opposite side of the hallway, where YGE's dressing rooms would probably be.
After 10 minutes, we finally found the dressing room. I opened the door; TOP was standing in front of me.
“Ji Yongie, Tablo hyung needs you in the other dressing room.” He said. TOP is weird by nature, but right now he was acting more weird than usual.
“What’s with you?” I asked.
“Nothing. We should go to the other room.” He said while pushing me. I saw Chaelin; she looked very worried. For a moment her eyes moved to her right side.
I peeked and I saw her, I felt like a direct punch to my heart. TOP blocked my view again. I rolled my eyes. “I already saw her.” I said.
“We should leave.” TOP was trying to take me to the other room.
I looked at her once more. This time I was able to see her better. She was very pale; she looked like she was sick. I immediately got worried.
“She doesn’t look okay.” I said.
“That’s why we should leave. It’s not the right time for you to talk with her.” Young Bae said.
“Just let me ask her if she's okay.”
“No.” Top said.
Top and I were struggling when someone opened the door.
Psy entered and seconds later he entered too. Anger built up in a second. “What the are you doing in my dressing room?” I shouted.
“Emi?” He said.
He tried to walk towards her; I didn’t let him. Things got out of control pretty quickly. Although TOP was trying to grab my arms and Young Bae was between he and I, I managed to jab him with my right arm. It felt so good, until he punched me in the stomach. TOP and Young Bae were trying to separate us. Only Chaelin’s chilling scream made us stop.
I looked at her and that’s when I saw her on the ground. I ran towards her.
“EMI! EMI! WAKE UP!” I shouted while grabbing her. My heart was beating so fast that I was shaking. He tried to take her away; I didn’t let him.
“Emi?” He asked. “Please wake up!” He begged. He tried to touch her face. I didn’t let him.
“What the do you think you’re doing?” He shouted.
“This is not the right time for this!” Young Bae exclaimed. “Give her some space. We just called the ambulance. They’ll be here right away, but before that happens let’s put her on the couch.”
After placing her on the couch, Soo Hyun and I were standing on the opposite sides of the couch. I was staring at her face; she was pale.
“Why is she here? Why is she so pale? She probably is sick. Maybe her cyst is getting worst. Why isn’t the ambulance here yet?”
Someone opened the door. The paramedics arrived. They were taking her to the hospital right away. Soo Hyun and I started walking behind the paramedics. We were about to exit the dressing rooms area when our managers stopped us.
“Move! I’m going with her!” I exclaimed.
“You’re not going.” Nan Gook said.
“Try to stop me.” I firmly said.
“Take him back to the dressing room.” He said and looked at someone behind me. I suddenly felt how they grabbed me from my arms and started pulling me towards the dressing room.
“You can’t do this! You can’t do this! I have to be with her when she wakes up!” I was shouting at the top of my lungs.
Young Bae stood in front of me and grabbed my face. “Hey! Stop doing this! Think about Emi… and the scandal that will follow if you keep doing this.”
I calmed down and let them take me to the dressing room.
Nan Gook was the last to enter, after he closed the door, I fell to my knees. “I’m sorry Hyung. I know what I’ll ask is reckless, but I need to go to the hospital and just know if she’s okay. Please help me! This will be my last request. I promise.” I raised my head and looked at him, tears started to fall.
He obviously was shocked; he crouched. “Ji Yongie, you know…”
“Please Hyung! Help me with this, I won’t ask for anything again. I promise I’ll be good from now on. Huh?” My tears kept pouring out.
“If you don’t help him, I will.” Bo Ram said.
“Araso!” Nan Gook finally exclaimed.
I smiled and wiped my tears. “Thank you Hyung!” I bowed repeatedly.
“Let me make a plan with Bo Ram so we can leave as soon as possible.”
I nodded. Bo Ram and Nan Gook left the dressing room.
I was walking back and forth; I wanted to leave asap. Thirty minutes later, Bo Ram entered again. “Let’s go.” He said.
“I’ll go with Ji Yong.” Young Bae said.
“No. Only Ji Yong and I are going. The fewer people go, the less attention we'll get.”
“Good Luck Hyung!” SeungRi and Daesung exclaimed.
“I’ll pray for her.” Young Bae said.
TOP nodded, I nodded back.
I took my coat off, put a cap and my sunglasses on. We took a cap and we headed to the hospital.
We arrived at the emergency area. Soo Hyun was already there with his manager. We stared at each other. I walked towards him.
“You should leave.” He said.
“I just want to know how she is.”
He sarcastically chuckled. “You’ve done enough. She doesn’t want to see you. Just forget about her.”
His words hurt. “I just want to know if she’s okay, once I know that, I won’t see her ever again.”
For some reason he was shocked after hearing me saying this.
“Emilia Haro’s relatives?” A doctor asked.
Soo Hyun and I ran towards him.
“How is she?” Soo Hyun asked.
“She’s sleeping right now. But she’s doing fine and the baby is okay too.”
Everything started moving in slow motion. “Did he just say the baby?”
“The baby?” I asked.
The Doctor was looking at his folder. He raised his head and stared at me. “You didn’t know? She’s pregnant.”