In The Library

The Bittersweet Deal
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The grammar instructor was going over different problems in her monotone voice. She pushed up her glasses and mumbled a few pointers on how to write better sentence structures.

Hardly anyone was listening. Most of the class was asleep.

Kris was looking through his event calendar on his phone. *I’m supposed to meet Viper’s leader today and finalize the payment.* Suddenly, he received a text message.


He blinked in surprise and glanced at the girl next to him.

Jungah watched the chalkboard with a bored expression.

Kris raised an eyebrow. *Why did she send me a message?* He opened it. ‘You brought your laptop?’

‘Yeah.’ He texted back.

A reply came right back. ‘Meet me in the library after school.’

Kris raised an eyebrow. *Really? Doesn’t she even consider the fact that I may have plans already?* ‘What if I say no?’ He crossed his arms and waited for a reply. It came five seconds later. ‘Screw you.’

Kris smirked. Jungah’s expression didn’t change at all.

The dismissal bell rang, and everyone was free to go. Kris stopped by his locker then went into the empty school library. Jungah was sitting on one of the black tables with her backpack and the Encyclopedia lain out. Kris crossed his arms and leaned against the bookshelf. He stared at her. He knew she knew he was there.

Without looking up, Jungah held out her hand, “Give me your laptop. If you have someplace to go, go. I won’t stop you. I’ll finish up the rest of the project.”

“And what about my laptop?” Kris asked.

“I’ll return it to you tomorrow.” Jungah said.

Kris uncrossed his arms and walked over. He sat next to her and pulled out his laptop. “I’ll just stay until you’re done.”

“Are you afraid I’ll steal your laptop?” She snorted. “No, I’m afraid you’ll look at my .” He sarcastically bit.

Jungah shot him a look. Kris stared back.

*Whatever. Sick .* Shaking her head, she rolled her eyes and opened up the laptop. Jungah began to finish the project as Kris waited. He texted the Viper leader that he may be thirty minutes late. Kris shut his phone and glanced at Jungah and the laptop. *I still have to go home and change. I can’t show up to a meeting with the Vipers in a school uniform. When will she be done?*

Jungah tossed the encyclopedia at him. Kris caught it just in time but blinked in puzzlement. “If you want me to hurry up, help me find something to fill in the five page requirement.” She said with her eyes glued on the monitor. He opened up the encyclopedia and pulled out several facts.

Kris glanced at the clock. *Shoot. It’s almost time.* He straightened up, “Let me finish the rest.”

Before Jungah could protest, Kris turned the laptop towards him and began typing. Jungah raised an eyebrow at his nimble fingers. He was speedy at typing, and his long fingers flew over the letters.

“Impressed?” Kris glanced down at the encyclopedia. “No.” Jungah snorted.

“I could’ve sworn you were starting at me.” He said. “Yeah, in disgust.” She crossed her arms and sat back in her desk.

Kris smirked at the screen. Jungah looked around the empty library. No one at Brandnew Stardom High School was crazy enough to stay after school to study. They didn’t even have a librarian. The books collected dust, and there was one computer from the 90’s that students rarely used.

“Were you late for your date Saturday night?” Kris asked. “It wasn’t a date.” Jungah growled.

*Good.* Kris found himself thinking.

“Oh yeah…” Jungah rested an elbow on the table and raised an eyebrow at him, “Why did you put the money back into my purse?”

Kris stopped typing and looked at her.

“Don’t play dumb. You know what I’m talking about. The money I gave you for the pizza.” She stated. “I didn’t deny it. Yeah, I did give you your money back.” He said.

“Why? I told you I wanted to pay for the pizza since you were so hospitable and let us use your house and laptop.” Jungah dryly answered.

“For someone who called me hospitable, you don’t sound grateful at all.” Kris jeered.

“I never said I was grateful. I just don’t like to impose on anyone.” Jungah stated.

“Could’ve fooled me.” He snorted. She ignored his remark and pulled the folded money out from her wallet. “Here. Take it.” Jungah held the money out.

Kris stopped typing and gave her a look, “What if I refuse?”

“I’m not asking you. I’m ordering you to.” She eyed his pocket. She could stealthily put it in there at any given opportunity. “You’ll ually harass me to give me money? Really?” He asked.

Jungah rolled her eyes and sneered, “Don’t be a smartass, and just take the goddamn money!”

Kris turned to her with a contemplative look, “How about we have a deal?”

“What kind of deal?” Jungah asked suspiciously with one eyebrow arched upwards.

“How about instead of giving me the money, you pay for the coffee?” Kris asked.

“What coffee?” She inquired in puzzlement. “The coffee you’ll buy me when we go to the café.” He replied with his lips quirked upwards.

“We are NOT going to a café.” Jungah snapped. “Today isn’t good for me either.” Kris turned his attention back to the screen.

*This stubborn ! Who does he think he is making up a plan to go to a café with me?! I am never going anywhere willingly with him again! The damn movie and ice cream was enough.* Jungah scowled.

“Done.” Kris saved the project. He slipped the laptop back into his backpack, “I’ll print the project out and bring it with me tomorrow.” Jungah opened to speak, but Kris got up, “I’m late for my next schedule. Coffee next time, don’t forget.” He swiftly sauntered out of the room.

*Gah! That imbecile!* Jungah kicked his chair with a deep scowl.

Kris heard her foot hit the chair and chuckled. *Violent girl. Sometimes, I think she’s even more violent than I am.* He checked his watch, and his expression turned serious once more. *I can’t be later than I told him I would be. Tardiness is frowned upon, even in drug business.* He started rushing out of the school and went into his hidden sports car in the back of the school.

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14 streak #1
I cant wait to start on this!
Chapter 77: The angst is real omg ??? I may have gotten my heart broken but I love this so much.
Chapter 75: I regret asking for her to die like I didn't mean for her to die this way ???
Hauntzer #4
Chapter 77: i had to beat myself up so I wouldn't cry endlessly over this bc I don't wanna wake up w swollen eyes tmr omg...
Hauntzer #5
Chapter 49: My heart hurts ;3;
[deactivated] #6
Chapter 77: Oh my God, after reading this straight for a whole day, my heart was wrecked at this ending. It brought pain and anger, on the second thought it was mixed emotions. Good Job!
Chapter 77: Oh my god, this story really make cry like mess. Damn!
Do_not_forget_this #8
Chapter 77: Oh god this is one of the two books that can make me sob like this. How could you do this to me oh my god their are tears coming down and like I'm literally about to make a small pond on my bed because of all the tears ???
Chapter 77: How did you just do this to me
nice ♡