Ji Yong POV
I returned to my apartment after following her to the basement floor. I was still confused and wondering who she was.
I was walking out of the bathroom after taking a shower when the doorbell rang. Through the intercom I could see Nan Gook standing outside. “What is he doing?” I Thought. I put my jeans on and headed to the door.
“Hyung, your fingerprint is saved in the door’s lock… why didn’t you entered?” I asked after I opened the door.
He didn’t enter, instead he whispered, “Isn’t Kiko inside?”
“She’s not here. ”I answered and walked towards the living room while drying my hair with a towel. It was painful for me to hear her name.
Nan Gook finally entered. “But you’re back with her, right?” He asked.
I sighed. “No. We didn’t get back together.”
“Really? Why? I would’ve bet that you were going to stay with her.”
“The same issues. She wanted to go public although our relationship has been weak for over a year now. The thing that pains me the most is that I didn’t want to end in bad terms with her.” I said with regret.
“Why? What did you do?” He asked.
“I obviously was super drunk and I acted like an . That’s the last thing she said to me.”
He looked at me and put his hand on my shoulder. “Ji Yong, to be honest... maybe this is for the best. You guys have been breaking up and getting back together for the past 3 years. That’s why I thought you would get back with her. Both of you need to meet other people and put this behind.”
I walked to my bedroom. “Why are you here hyung? As far as I know I don’t have any schedules today.” I said as I put my shirt on.
“Actually, you do have schedules today.” He said.
“What are you talking about? I didn’t authorize any schedules for today!” I exclaimed. I usually don’t raise my voice unless I get angry; which rarely happens. This was one of those rare times.
“I’m sorry Ji Yongie, I know this is not the best time; but, Yang Sajangnim moved your schedule of next week for today. We’re leaving tonight to Japan.”
“What? But our 1st concert in Japan is on Jan. 12th! What are we doing an extra week there?” I asked, confused.
“You’re promoting the ending of the "Alive Galaxy Tour". That’s the reason for the extra week. Since solo comebacks are schedule for each Big Bang member this year. Yang Sajangnim thinks that all of you need to end this World tour on a high note. He told me about this, today… at 2:00 AM.”
I understood it was meaningless to get angry. I just sarcastically exclaimed, “Great! Just what I need, four weeks in the country of my ex-girlfriend.”
“I know, it .” Nan Gook said.
“Tell me hyung, what I’m doing today?” I asked with resignation as I sat down near the window and looked outside.
“You only have two schedules today. You’re shooting the final photo-shoot for the J. Estina advertisement campaign. And at night you need to make a quick stop by the UNICEF Charity event.”
“Wasn’t TOP hyung the one attending that event?”
“He was… but since we’re leaving a week earlier, he’s filming some extra scenes for his new movie, and he can’t make it on time to the charity event.” Nan Gook answered.
“Oh well! We better get going.” I said as I stood up and walked towards the door.
It was nighttime already; I had just entered the UNICEF Charity Event. All eyes on me as usual, I was bowing and greeting everyone I knew. When the uproar of my entrance began to fade I was able to breathe again. I just stood in the middle of the room while giving quick smiles to everyone looking at me.
After the main event ended and the lights went on, I saw Lee Soo Hyuk walking towards me. I felt so relieved. “Finally! Someone I’m comfortable with.” I thought.
“Ji Yongie. Are you doing well?” He said as he stood in front of me and tapped my left arm.
I just smiled and slightly punched his shoulder.
“You didn’t tell me you were coming to this event. Where’s Seung-Hyun hyung?” He asked while he was trying to look for him.
“He’s not here, that’s why I’m here. I just found out today that we’re leaving tonight to Japan.” I said as I drank some champagne.
“Really? Why so suddenly?”
“You know how Yang Sajangnim is… Right?” I sarcastically said.
“Oh! I see.” He answered and smirked.
“So, tell me… who else is here?” I asked him with a mocking tone.
He looked at me and smirked again. “There’s the next “Nation’s actor”, you should be honored to be in the same room with him.” He sarcastically replied as he pointed with his head the location of this person.
I turned around to see him. He was in the corner of the room speaking with a tall guy, probably a model. “Kim Soo Hyun?” I asked, confused.
“Uhh! Every director wants to work with him, every writer wants to cast him, and every broadcasting network wants him. There’s a rumor going that his next movie will be a major hit.” Lee Soo Hyuk whispered.
“Good for him.” I said with disinterest.
“I should introduce the both of you. The “Nation’s idol” meets the next “Nation’s actor”… Oh… wait… You said you didn’t like him.” He laughed.
“I never said I didn’t like him.” I corrected his statement.
“But you didn’t speak with him, although the both of you served in the military together. That to me is the same as saying I don’t like him.”
I laughed. “Yah! You know how I am around people I don’t know.”
“Who is that beauty?” Lee Soo Hyuk asked.
I turned to look. “You’ve got to be kidding me!” I said in disbelieve.
“Why? Do you know her?” He asked again.
“It’s obvious that you also don’t know who she is.” I exclaimed as I watched how people were starting to approach her. A Korean girl who was standing next to her was in charge of introducing her.
“But, you seem to know more than I do.” He said.
“I saw her yesterday at Meca. Today, I learned she lives in my apartment complex…”
Lee Soo Hyuk interrupted me. “She lives in Galleria Foret? She must be loaded. Why is she dressed so simple?”
“Ha! You should’ve seen her yesterday! At least tonight she’s wearing a colorful shirt.” I sarcastically said while drinking more champagne.
“Maybe she’s a new rich.” He said.
“I don’t think so… earlier today she was wearing a high-end brand dress. And… She owns a Tesla Model X.”
Lee Soo Hyuk looked at me in disbelieve. “So, she’s loaded, pretty, but, sometimes dresses like a normal girl and others like a rich one?” He asked, confused.
“Yes, I know she’s confusing.” I replied. As I was looking around, I could see that Kim Soo Hyun was showing interest towards her. But then again, everyone inside this room was slyly looking at her.
“Ji Yong. We need to leave. The other members are in the airport already.” Nan Gook said. I didn’t even notice when he entered.
“Oh! Hyung you’re here.” I said.
I said goodbye to Lee Soo Hyuk, I walked a couple of steps forward and then stop to finish my champagne.
“Hyung, can you find out who…” I suddenly stopped.
“Who what?” He asked.
“Never mind.” I said. I knew that if I told Nan Gook to find out who she was, Hyun-Suk hyung would also learned about this.
I needed to test her interest. I shyly smiled and started to walk again towards the entrance. I kept looking forward, I was about to pass her by when she turned her head and looked at me.
“And… Gotcha!” I thought as I reached the entrance door.