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0330:Part 03.Ready,steady,go!

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I don’t really remember how that day passed. I was in a daze,thinking about my future. How on earth was I supposed to live with 7 boys in the same dorm?! It was unacceptable even for an European like me…and still…I couldn’t refuse.

I waited for evening to come. Time passed sooo slowly that at one moment I thought that the clock was broken. But then,there I was,standing in front of their house,with my luggage prepared in the rack.

“Kathleen,I don’t know for sure how will the boys accept this. So don’t get mad if they protest from the start. They will grow to accept it since is boss’s order.”

I heard him,but I couldn’t give him any answer since my voice was treathing with trembling.

“Let’s ring the door bell.”

The sound made me even more nervous. And then AJ’s face appeared on the intercom’s screen.

Manager Park! A second please!”

The heavy door opened with a metallic sound. I followed my manager without a word, praying for not being rejected from the beginning.

“Annyeonghaseyo! What brings you here, manager Park?”asked leader Soohyun.

“Didn’t your manager call?”

“Ani. Did something happened?”asked Eli coming out from a room.

“Well…hmmm…how should I put this?”

I could clearly see that my manager was in trouble. Being a shy person, he found difficult to explain that I was going to live with them. So I spoke:

“I will be living with you from now on.”

Stunned. Shocked. Speechless. All of them were looking at me like I was a crazy lady.

“What a joke!laught Dongho, breaking the silence. How could a girl live with us? With 7 boys?”

“Com’ on! It wasn’t a good joke!”said Kevin.

“It’s not a joke, said my manager who was getting angry seeing how they were taking me as a fool. Manager Kim Min Ho said that Kathleen will be living with you guys in order to train herself to become an idol. She will be like your shadow, following you at every schedule!”

I could see their panic and their shock. There was no way that a girl like me could ever live with them! I became sad and therefore indifferent to what they were discussing.

“We understand. Kathleen, you’ll be spending the night here. I’m sorry,but we can not accept something like this without some good reason”said Soohyun with determination in his voice.

“I agree. But please don’t give me that crapy look, ’cuz it’s not my fault!”I replied with anger coming from my voice. “Manager Park, please leave my luggage in the car. I have what I need in these bag, so it’s not necessary to bring the other one in.”

“Ok. Boys, please be good to her. You will speak tomorrow with the boss, so don’t blame her for this idea, ok?”

“Right…”

And my manager left, closing the door behind him. And there I was, standing in front of 7 guys that were analyzing me from head to toe.

“Guys…guys…guys…we can not let her stand there,right? Kathleen,don’t take too seriously this impolite fellows, ’kay?”joked Kiseop while putting his arm on my shoulder. “How about eating something?”

“Hmmm…that would be nice…”I said with a small voice, trying to hide my stomach noise.

“Would you like some rice? Or noodles? Hahaha…I’m really sorry, but I don’t know what to give you since you’re a foreigner.”

“Hmm…some rice would be fine. Even if I’m a foreigner, I’m still a human being so your food couldn’t hurt me, right?”

“Right!”he agreed smiling back to me. “Here’s my laptop if you wanna check you mail or surf the net”he continued putting his black laptop on the table. “So you don’t get bored!”

“Ttthanks…”

He was really nice to me. Even if I was an intruder in their dorm, he was well mannered. I liked him!

“So you’re training to become a singer?”

“Yes.”

“Cool! This would make me your sumbae, right?”he laught while preparing the meal. “It’s funny how other people come to Korea to become stars. It’s interesting how popular our country became…Guys, are you eating too?”

“Of course!”answered Eli oppa,who happened to be next the fridge. “Why wouldn’t we?”

“Well,I assumed…”

“Don’t get it wrong! We don’t like the idea of her staying with us in the same dorm as us, but we don’t have anything with her”he explained seriously.

“Elison Kim,you know I can head you. Why do you keep talking about me as if I’m not in the same room as you?”I asked coldly. “I don’t know what to think about you anymore! You said you are against the idea of me staying here and that you don’t hold a grudge against me, right? So why are you treating me like an invisible person?!”I asked with tears in my eyes.

Before hearing his answer I ran outside, with tears running down my face.

It was late. And I was outside, in an unknown place, with now cell phone or money for taxi fare. What to do?

“Babo! You left like that almost in the middle of the night! Babo, babo, babo! Now how do you go back to the dorm when you don’t even know the street name?!”I murmured, speaking to myself.

I was trembling. My jacket was at home and outside a cold wind began to blow. Just perfect! As if my evening wasn’t dark enough!

I continued wondering, trying to find my way back to the dorm. I owed an apology to the members. I couldn’t behave like that with them even if they were hurting my feelings. They were the one that got their feelings hurt in the first place, when manager Kim sent me to their place.

I started to cry. I was feeling guilty, I was hungry and cold. I was afraid of the dark and strange people soon began to wonder in the streets.

I was walking down the street when I encountered a group of 4 or 5 boys.

“Hello, missy! Where to?”asked one of them. “Why don’t you join us?”

I ignored him. This was the worst. It was my reward for what I’ve dome earlier, huh?

“Hey, beautiful! Slow down! Were are you going? Didn’t I ask you to join us?!”

His hand on my shoulder… Good God! I was in deep trouble! I was scared, but somehow I managed to run away from them. But they were following close behind. Now what to do?! I was cursing the moment that I walked out the door…

Suddenly, someone grabbed my hand, pulling me in the dark. I tried screaming, but that person covered my mouth saying:

“Shut up if you want to escape alive from this!”

I listened to him with my tears running down on my cheeks. With this happening…what kind of life could I have?!

“Don’t cry! said the one who was holding me. It’s alright! I won’t do you any harm. So please, calm down!”

I listen to his voice carefully, trying to figure out his intentions.

“I’ll let you go if you promise  not to scream,” he softly spoke close to my ear.

I nodded, accepting his condition. Somehow I felt that that person didn’t wish me any harm. Protective…

“You?!” I murmured, shocked.

“Annyeong,” he said smiling at me. “Stay still. They are still looking for you.”

“Let me go! I don’t need your help…”

“Shhh! Stupid girl! Do you want to be violated by those guys?! And why do you treat me like I’m some kind of smelly garbage?!”

This guy…!!! Holding me close to his chest and speaking to me in such a manner!!! His name…that was the moment that I remembered clearly his name…Hoon…

“I said LET ME GO!!!”

“Quiet!”

He pressed my face against his chest as the group was passing near the place were we were hiding.

“Kang, let it go. Who knows were she is now? Let’s go and have a drink!”

“Ya…you’re right. Let’s go, guys! The drinks are on me tonight!”

The group disappeared in the dark, leaving us in a storm of silence. But I didn’t realize the fact that those guys left. All I could feel was the warmth of Hoon’s chest. His beating heart under my fingers…his smell invading my senses…

“Yeoboseyo? Ah, AJ…yes. I found her. Right. We’ll be back in maximum half an hour. No. There’s no need to come. I know exactly were we are. Sure. See ya!”

Suddenly, I woke up to reality and struggled to escape his arms.

“Kathleen, that was AJ. All of them are searching desperately for you. Kiseop is alone in the center of the town looking for you. As for Kevin and Elison…I think they searched all around the neighborhood. Dongho stayed at home in case you return before us and Soohyun went to the agency to see if you went there. Everybody is looking for you,foolish kid. Next time don’t do foolish things like this.”

I glared at him, trembling from shock and cold.

“What’s wrong? Are you feeling unwell?”he asked touching my forehead to check if I had a fever.

“I’m cold…”

“Here, you can have my jacket.”

“No. You’ll catch a cold!”

“Shhh! Tonight, you’re more important than my health,” he said smiling while forcing me to wear his black jacket.

For Pete’s sake! Why was I feeling so strange?

We walked in silence for about half an hour until we reached the dorm. The other 6 were waiting impatiently in the front of the building. When they saw us approaching, they ran to us.

“Kathleen, are you ok?asked Soohyun with a worried voice.”

“Ya…are you? I’m really sorry for my behavior. Jeongmal mianhada!”said Eli oppa looking at me with his beautiful eyes.

At that moment I fell. My feet weren’t strong enough to sustain all the shock and the guilt. And the tears…my tears were expressing what words couldn’t.

“Everyone, I’m sorry! Jeongmal mianhada! It’s all my fault! If I hadn’t been so childish all this wouldn’t happen! You were right. A girl like me shouldn’t live with you guys. I’m sorry for even thinking that I could stay with you! Please overlook tonight’s episode!”I said taking a bow before them.

“Kathleen! How can you be like this?!” exploded Kiseop. “You were going to turn your back to us and leave, right? Why don’t you listen to us before you go?”

“What is there more to say?! I already know your opinion about all this crap! No need to hear it again…so goodbye!”

I turned around, prepared to walk away when I realized that I was still wearing Hoon’s jacket. Sighing, I took off the coat and returned it to it’s rightful owner.

“Thank you…for saving my life…for everything…”

Again, I was ready to leave, when Hoon grabbed my hand, pulling me after him into the building.

“Wha…?! Wwwhat are you doing?!”

The boys were following close behind. In less than 30 seconds we entered the dorm. Only there he released my hand.

“Now listen here, Kathleen! We discussed all this issue and we concluded that it will be fun having you around. We all agreed to you staying here with us. So, no going back now…”said Soohyun seriously.

“Wha…?! What are you saying? You would like me to stay with you…?”I asked amazed.

“We would  like that very much!”confirmed Kevin addressing me his angelic smile.

“Nononono! Don’t cry!” panicked Kiseop while giving me a brotherly hug. “Haven’t I told you that this guys are not so bad?” he said  softly in my ear.

I nodded, smiling shyly.

When Kiseop retreated himself, Hoon approached holding his jacket.

“Here. You can have it.” he said while putting it around my shoulders. “Welcome to U-Kiss’s dorm!” he softly murmured in my ear, making me causing me to turn red to the top of my ears.

I watched as they bobbed around me, trying to make me feel like home.

“We’ve got a problem.”suddenly said Dongho. “Where will Kathleen sleep? ‘Cuz I won’t give her my bed…”

“Dongho! Don’t speak like that! And nobody asked you to give her your bed!”said Kevin frowning. “But guys, he’s right.”

“We will somehow manage. Don’t worry!”said Elison smiling. “If it’s so troublesome, I’m willing to give up my bed.”

“No. It’s not necessary,”I said. “I can sleep here, on the sofa.”

“No, you can’t,”said AJ. “You have the same rights as us, since you’re a member of U-Kiss.”

“He’s right! I know!”said Kiseop. “How about we all sleep here? We’ll use the sleeping bags that we bought last month.”

“I’m ok. How about you guys?”asked Soohyun.

They all agreed and Elison left with AJ to bring in the sleeping bags from the garage. Even if I insisted to sleep on the floor, like them, they forced me to sleep on the couch.

“Goodnight,Kathleen!”they said in one voice before turning off the light.

“Goodnight!”

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0330:Part 02.Well,nothing goes as planned

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Next morning I had to get up early. The agency was a little far from where my dorm was,so manager Park told me he would pick at 7 o’clock,sharp. It was half past 7 and I was still waiting in the parking lot. Then I got a call.

“Yeoboseyo ?”

“Kathleen,miahne!”I heard manager Park’s voice. “I can’t come. Please take the bus. Again,miahn!”

Shock! What?!

“Jamkkan man-yo! I can’t go alone with the bus! I don’t know the rute!”I tried to plead, desperate that I was left alone.

But it was a little to late. Manager Park had already ended the call,letting me talk to myself. Now what?

“Gwaenchanh-ayo,Kathleen. You’re a big girl and you will manage somehow to get to the agency…”  But those were only words spoked to make me feel better. Ok,it was going to be ok! I was one step away from fulfilling my dream…or many kilometers…

Holding in one hand the thermos with hot coffee and in other the handphone with the GPS system activated, I started walking. The subway station was surprisingly really close, so I headed towards the underground railway, because it was a faster way to get to the agency. But before I started climbing down the stairs, a car’s horn made me look behind. There was a black van with open windows. I smiled, thinking to myself that it was probably a star’s car. And as I prepared to go on my way, someone grabbed my arm, dragging me after him.

“Wait a second! What are doing?!”I shouted after I recovered from the shock. “Who do you think you are?!”

No reaction. That guy was determined to get in that black van. What was wrong with him?… wait a second…was I kkkidnapped?! Before I knew it, I was already in the car, with the doors closed behind me. I was in deep trouble…

“Annyeong,Kathleen!”said someone right next to me.

I look at that person face for a full minute,without recognizing him. And then…

“Soohyun!”

“That’s right.”he laught. “Sorry for scaring you. But AJ saw you walking to the railway station and we thought…”

I didn’t let him finish his sentence and I hugged him with tears in my eyes. One second later,realizing what I was doing,I retreated embarrassed.

“Miahn. But you really scared me! Dragging me here out of nowhere…”

“Oh,that!”he laught trying to hide his face. “It wasn’t me. He did it”he continued pointing that brownish red haired guy that was looking out the window.

Speechless. Again this ugly guy.

“Anyway,were are you going so early in the morning?”asked Kevin,trying to loosen up the atmosphere.

“Oh,that…to the agency. I must start my training.”

“Are you gonna be in a girl group?”

“Molla. For the time being I train alone. I really don’t know what will I do in the future.”

“Anyway,whatever you’ll be doing,we are still your sumbae”laught Eli oppa,looking straight at me.

I laught.

At the agency manager Park was waiting in the park lot.

“Thank you so much guys for bringing Kathleen here!”he said as soon as the car doors opened. “There was an unexpected meeting this morning and I couldn’t fench her. Sorry for bothering you!”

“Don’t mention it!”said Elison looking at my manager. “We could at least repay you for last night.”

After the discution,we parted ways. Manager Park and I entered the building,because I was going to meet the Boss.

“Kathleen,are you nervous?”

“Well…hmmm…”

“’Cuz I am…”he whispered right before entering in an office.

I had to get used to the brightness of the room in just a few seconds,because not long after we entered a male voice asked:

“So she is our idol star to be?”

“Yes.”said my manager giving me a little push from behind.

“Annyeonghaseyo! My name is Kathleen!”

“Nice to meet you,Kathleen.”said the man smiling nicely to me. “ I’m Kim Min Ho,the top manager of this agency. Please,take a seat. So tell me,Kathleen,why do want to be am idol?”

“Because I always wanted to be closer to Alexander.”I said bluntly,shocking my manager. “Please,don’t get me wrong! I’m a huge fan of his and I love how he behaves with his fans. I wanted to be someone like him. To be able to bring tears of joy to someone that doesn’t even know you…”

After an hour and half we left the office. Manager Park was calling other managers to announce what orders gave him mister Kim Min Ho. I was speechless. Again. Starting that day,I was going to be a trainee. But not a normal one. I was going to train myself with the members of a well known band,sleep in the same dorm with them,attend the same events as them…and guess who they were? Ubiquitous Korean International (Idol) Super Star…U-Kiss…

(Collaboration Fanfic : Kata and ChyNee) 0330 : Part 01. the Meeting

Incheon International Airport,2 a.m. Looks like I’ve made it. Here,I’m all alone. In a foreign country,with no friends or family…
“Kathleen?”asked someone.
There was a young man standing in front of me.
“Yes?”
“I’m manager Park. Nice to meet you! stated the man bawing in front of me. I will be your manager from now on.”
“Oh! It’s a pleasure!”
“How was your flight?”he asked while leading the way out of the airport.
“It was reaaally…”
But I stopped. At some distance from us,a group formed by seven young men was waiting. They looked tired. Although they were wearing caps and scarfs,I could still recognize them. U-Kiss!
“Kathleen? So you saw them… it seems that they are waiting for their manager. Strange,he should have been here by now. Wait a minute please”,he said while going to the group.
“Annyeonghaseyo,manager Park,said Soohyun,the leader.What brings you here?”
“Hello,boys! Hasn’t your manager arrived yet?”
“No. And he doesn’t pick up his phone either,answerd Eli with a tired voice.”
“What to do? It’s already this late and you have a programme tomorrow as well… Well,it can’t be helped. I’ll give you a drive,concluded my manager,leaving me speechless.”
“Gamsahabnida!”
“Don’t mention it! This way.”
I was stuned. So,I have to ride the car with them?! Incredible!
I followed them slowly and silently,listening to their voices. It seemed like manger Park totally forgot about me,but it was ok. U-Kiss was more important than me,a trainee.
“Who are you?”asked Dongho,waking me up from my day-dreaming.
“Annyeonghaseyo! I’m Kathleen,a foreign trainee from NH Media.”
“Come,Kathleen,said manager Park. Get in the car. Boys,please don’t scare her. She is already very tired due to time difference.”
“Manager,it’s ok. I’m not that tired,”I said with a small voice while I was getting in the car.
The boys laught and talked all the way to their dorm. They were like a big family. So that was the feeling of being a member of a group. It felt nice.
I have to admit:I’m a fan of them,but I don’t know them all. I mean,I heard about Alexander and Kibum leaving the band,but I didn’t have time to research the name of the new members.
“Kathleen,have you listen to our new album?”asked Eli oppa,lening his head on the driver seat.
“Yes,I have.”
“And how do you like it?”
“Hmmm…I don’t know what to say. I like it and I don’t like it.”
Silence. As usual,my sincere answers shocked the audience.
“Miahne! I didn’t want to upset you! All I wanted to say was that…”
“Are you a fan of Alexander?”asked one of them.
I looked at him. His hair had the colour of sunset,a brownish red and his skin was pale and clean. He was ugly. That was my first impression.
“Yes,I am”I replied proudly,looking into his eyes.
“I understand.”
What was that? That tension? His eyes were sparkling strange for a second,only to turn black afterwards.
15 minutes later we reached U-Kiss’s dorm.
“Well boys,we’re here.”said manager Park. “I will see you tomorrow.”
“Yes. Annyeonghaseyo!”said the boys in one voice.
I was to sleepy to say anything,but I remember clearly his face. He was looking straight at me,without shame,without mercy. He was judging me. But why? Why? Why? Why?
After I arrived at my dorm,I went straight to bed. And in my dreams,that brownish red-haird guy’s look appeared,giving me chills on my spine. Good thing I didn’t have to meet him again…or to stay in the same place as him.

Pretty Boy (part 3-end)

Pretty Boy (part 3-end)

“Yunhwa.”

“Yeah Oppa?”

“Uhmm…Ichigo invite me and my hyungs to her dad’s birthday dinner this Friday. I wonder if you wanna…come?”

“Uh…” Yunhwa quickly smiled “It’s okay Oppa. Go with your hyungs. I’m fine.”

“It’s not like that. If you wanna come I’d be more happy.” I smiled softly and stroked her hair.

Yunhwa smiled and shook her head “Naah…I’m okay. Really Oppa.”

She rest her head on my shoulder. I kept stroking her hair. I didn’t know why but I love that little girl. She seemed so fragile and the only one that can put her together was me. I kissed her forehead lightly and put my head against her. (awww sweet Tae~~~jealous of my own fictional character XD 😛 -author-)

The Day came. Me and hyungs went to Ichigo’s house. Well the rest of the night went well until we decided to get back home.

Ichigo’s dad said to me “I’m so thankful Ichigo find someone like you, Lee Taemin. After she broke up with park Hyunji she changed a lot but she slowly back to her senses now. Thank you so much.”

Ichigo wasn’t there that time. Me and hyungs were all surprised especially me of course. But I couldn’t do anything that time. I just smiled and hurried home.

Bedroom.

“Do you think Ichigo said anything about you and her to her dad? And by anything I mean something she made up.” Asked Key-hyung.

“She’s not that kind of person hyung.” I said “It’s maybe just her Dad.”

“Well, for sure he saw something between you and Ichigo. Something that you both don’t realize.” Said Onew-hyung.

“Hyung, get real.” Jonghyun-hyung groaned and turned away. Started to sleep.

“Well, it’s not that bad. He just misunderstand the relation you have with Ichigo. That’s it. Case closed. Now, good night.” Onew-hyung turn off the light and went to bed.

Yunhwa ran to me. Her ponytail bounce as she ran. She was so pretty.

“Tae-Oppa!” she hugged me.

I hugged her back and chuckled “Yunhwa.”

“How was the dinner? Was it good?”

“Yead, well, it’s just a dinner. The difference was we sang Happy Birthday before.”

“Ahh…how was Ichigo? Was she okay?”

“Ehh…yeah.” I puzzled “Why you asked about her? What’s with her?”

“Just asking.” Yunhwa shrugged “She’s my sunbae and your friend. I don’t see any reason why I can’t ask about her.”

“Well…your my girlfriend and you ask about other girl.”

“I’m just asking! It’s not a big deal!”

“Don’t shout!”

“I’m not!”

“Yes you are!”

“You’re shouting too!”

“It’s because you shout first! Don’t mkae the situation worse!”

“I didn’t do anything wrong! You’re the one who was over acting!!!!”

“Stop shouting!”

“FINE! I’ll shut up!” Yunhwa ran away.

“Shish. Little girl.” I turned back and bumped someone “Hey! Watch where yo…Oh Ichigo?”

“Hey Tae…” Ichigo smiled and tilted her head “What happened? I saw Yunhwa ran away.”

“Well…just a little misunderstood.”

“Oh.” Ichigo’s smile gone and she looked at the direcction where Yunhwa ran “then why you don’t ran after her?”

“No need.” I shrugged “I will talk to her but not now.”

I walked out from the school. I waited for Yunhwa but I didn’t see her. I called her cellphone number but she didn’t pick up. Then I saw Ichigo.

“Waiting for Yunhwa Tae?”

“Ne.” I nodded.

“But there’s nobody inside the school anymore. I’m the last person.”

“I see. She didn’t pick up my phone too.”

Ichigo bit her lip “Well give her time. We, girls, need to cool our head down.”

“Geurae? Well then.”

“Hey, let’s go to the coffee shop near here. You have to calm yourself too.” Ichigo smiled a bit.

“Sounds like a good idea.” I smiled and we headed to coffee shop.

Coffee Shop.

“Dad loves the presents. He playing the CD all day.”

I chuckled “Really? Whoaa I’m glad hearing that.”

“He likes you and your hyungs.” Ichigo smiled “He said you all are gentlemen.”

“Ah…gomawo.”

I spent the rest of the day with Ichigo. I felt better that day. Ichigo was a fun girl. Well, she’s mature and like a noona for me. It makes me feel comfy.

It’s been a week and Yunhwa still didn’t answer my call. I called her like crazy and I was getting worried. Did something happen to her? I didn’t see her at school either. Jonghyun-hyung said she just wanna get many attentions, Key-hyung said she’s going crazy (he was joking) and Onew-hyung said that she maybe sick.

“I don’t know her house.”

“Ask your friends, maknae.” Said Jonghyun-hyung “You have a lot of them right?”

“Shish. Okay.” I called one of my friends and nobody knows where Yunhwa lives “She’s my junior and I don’t have friends that close to her.”

“Oh well that explain she never exist.” Said Key-hyung “Which mean she doesn’t even real.”

“Key-ah, how could you say that? Ask Ichigo, Tae.” Said Onew-hyung.

“Ah yeah. I’m gonna try that tho I know it’ll be as useless as others.” I called Ichigo and surprisingly she knew where Yunhwa lives and she even offered to accompany me “Hyung, Ichigo knows where.”

“Then go. What are you waiting for?” said Onew-hyung.

“Ne. I’ll go now.” I nodded and when I was about to leave, I saw Minho-hyung and he just slightly looked at me and then walked away. Minho-hyung knows something. I don’t know why but it’s kinda frightening me.

“Here.”

“She lives in apartment? I mean…she still in high school.”

“Just go in. I wait here.”

“Eh you don’t wanna come too?”

“Believe me. Things are better faster without me.” Ichigo smiled.

I walked into the building and ask for Yunhwa’s room number. When I got it I went there. I pressed the door bell. No answer. No repond. I pressed again. Nothing happened. I tried to open the door. Unlocked. Whoa…this is dangerous. Very dangerous for a 15 year old girl like her. I stepped inside slowly. I looked around lookeing for any signs of her. But the room seemed so normal. So did the kitchen and then I saw the bedroom door was sligthly opened. I walked there and open the door wider and I saw her. Stood at the balcony. I walked in and saw her cellphone broken on the floor near her bed. I frowned.

“Yunhwa?”

No answer. No repond. No movement.

“Yunhwa-ah?”

Still no answer, respond or movement. Yunhwa just stood there like a statue. I couldn’t help it. I can’t see her like that. I back-hugged her “Yunhwa-ah…forgive me…”

Yunhwa’s body startled and  she suddenly broke into tears.

“Yunhwa? What happen? Baby…tell me what happen?” I turned her body to face me. I lifted her chin up “Yunhwa?”

“I thought you’re gonna hate me.”

“Why would I do that?”

“I…I don’t know. You choose Ichigo sunbae than me. I saw you two went tohether that day.”

“Wh-Oh God…I was waiting for you but you didn’t show up. I chigo tried to cheer me up. Yunhwa listen,you’re my girlfriend. I love you. Ichigo is my bestfriend.”

“It’s okay if you’re happy with Ichigo sunbae more than me Oppa. Gwenchana.”

“What’s with you?” I tried so hard not to go mad with this childish little girl. I tried to be mature for her. I’m older and I’m her boyfriend.

“I know you mad at me. Mianhe. I always like this.”

“Let’s just forgive each other okay? It’s no use to keep this misunderstanding continue.” I said to her softly.

Wow! I can’t believe what I just said. My hyungs wouldn’t believe either if I told them what I just said to Yunhwa.

“Ne.” Yunhwa nodded slowly.

Life Goes On.

I haven’t seen Ichigo for few days and one day I saw her at the library. I walked to her and sit in front of her.

“Ichigo-Chan.”

Ichigo looked up and smiled “Taemin-Kun.”

I chuckled “Hey, where have you been?”

“Hmm?”

“I didn’t see these past few days.”

“Oh.” Ichigo looked at her book “I got cold.”

“You don’t look so good now. You sure you better?”

“I’m okay Tae. Really.”

“You look so pale.”

“It’s nothing, okay?”

“Ichigo, I know you so well.”

“No. You don’t know nothing about me.”

I shocked at that words. Ichigo? What’s wrong with her? We’ve been friends. Good friends. How come she acted like this? I took a deep breath.

“Fine. Then we’re done.” I said codly and stood up “I thought we’re friends.” Then I walked away.

“Tae, eat your dinner.” Said Onew-hyung.

“Can I skip?”

“Skip? What’s with you? Since when you skipping dinner?” asked Jonghyun-hyung serious.

“Taemin-ah, what’s wrong? I’m gonna make you tea so you can feel better.” Said Key-hyung. He’s so umma-like. Well sometimes his nagging are disturbing but now, I don’t really care.

“Where’s Minho-hyung?” I asked.

“He’s sleep already. I guess he’s sick.” Said Onew-hyung.

Key-hyung came with a cup of hot tea and put on the dining table in front of me “Drink this and eat your dinner. If you feel like talking after that you can come to me or Onew-hyung.”

“Hey, what’s with me? He can come to me too.” Complained jonhyun-hyung.

“No hyung. You is the last person to talk about these kind of things.”

“What kind of things?”

“Go rest hyung. Your leg still need some more.”

“Ne, Key-umma.” Jonghyun-hyung rolled his eyes and walked to the bedroom.

I never heard anything about Ichigo after that and I kinda forgot about it. I had fun with Yunhwa and had many perfomances with my hyungs. So, I feel my life is just normal until I saw Yunhwa cried at school.

“Yunhwa, what happen?”

“Oh.” Yunhwa seemed so surprise with me-which was weird-“No-Nothing.”

This is why I never get girls’s way of thinking. They obviously into somethingand they still can say ‘nothing?’ WTH?

“Yeah,nothing. And you’re crying for nothing? Great. Now my girlfriend is weird.”

The ‘now my girlfriend is weird’ thing always works. Yunhwa glared at me and then she started to talk.

“Leukemia. She’s in coma and I can’t do nothing. I don’t wanna meet her mom.”

“Who?”

Yunhwa looked ame slightly then looked down. She bit her lip and said in a very thin voice “Shin Ichigo.”

“Shin…No way! Not that Ichigo.”

Yunhwa nodded “Shin Ichigo it’s Ichigo sunbae. She’s the only girl in this school that has the name Ichigo.”

“What’s with her mom? Why you don’t wanna meet her? You don’t even know Ichigo that well. I mean…you’re not close with her.”

Yunhwa smiled sadly and shook her head slowly “No. I know her more than you do Tae.”

“I can’t believe you lie to me all these time.” I mumbled,

Me and Yunhwa took a taxi to hospital.

“I’m not lying. I just don’t tell you anything about that.”

“You lie! You act like you don’t know her. She’s your sister for God sake.”

“Step-sister.” Corrected Yunhwa.

“Whatever. You and her have the same dad anyway.”

“I hate that Japanese woman. She never loves me. She only loves her own daughter.”

“So that’s why you live alone in apartment?”

Yunhwa nodded “Dad let me after I convince him for hours. I still make contact with Dad and sometimes Ichigo-unnie but Mrs. Takahashi Makoto? Naaah.”

“That’s non-sense Yunhwa-ah. I mean your relation with Ichigo is good. Why you crashed with her mom?”

“She doesn’t love me!”

“How do you know that?”

“There was this guy I met at Book Club around a year ago. I like him very much. He’s older and caring. One day I brought him home and that woman shoved him off because he’s way older than me and she preched about how young and pure I was to understand about serious relationship, she even asked me to stop being a member of that club…and blah blah blah.” Yunhwa rolled her eyes “She’s a nightmare.”

“Maybe she just worried about you. You were younger.”

“I wasn’t gonna sell myself or something. I don’t even his girlfriend that time. We were friends and he wanted to see my book collections.”

“Appa!” Yunhwa ran to Mr. Shin.

“Lee Taemin?” said Mr. Shin in surprised.

I smiled.

“He’s my boyfriend Appa.” Said Yunhwa.

“Oh.” Mr. Shin face turned confuse and I know why.

“How’s Ichigo-unnie?”

“She’s still in coma.”

I saw Ichigo’s mom. She walked closer to Yunhwa.

“Yunhwa?”

“Don’t touch me.”

“I wasn’t mean to…”

“I said don’t touch me.” Yunhwa ran to me and hug me. I looked at Yunhwa. She cried and I hug her back, trying to comfort her.

I walked in and smiled to Ichigo. Ichigo looked so pale and weak.

“Taemin-Kun.”

“Ichigo…mianhe. Jeongmal mianhe. Forget about what I said in library that time.”

“I forgave you already Taemin. I always forgive you. You know what because you’re my bestfriend. Maybe I can’t have you but I’m glad you’re my friend.”

I frowned “You mean…you…”

“Yeah, I like you but you seem to like my sister more.” Ichigo smiled at Yunhwa who was standing beside me.

“But I thought you like Key-hyung.”

Ichigo chuckled weakly “Naaah. Why you think that?”

Yunhwa teared up “Unnie, if I know you like Taemin-Oppa first, I wouldn’t take him from you.”

“It’s okay, Yunhwa…he likes you.”

I put my arm around Yunhwa’s shoulder “Yeah, at first I didn’t know why but as the days gone by my feelings for you getting bigger.”

“I’m happy for you two. Take care of her okay?”

“Unnie…” Yunhwa started to sobbing.

“Since when?” I asked Ichigo.

“Well since I was 13.”

“You’re strong Ichigo. I know you are.” I grab Ichigo’s hand gently and hold it “Please…for your family…for me…”

“I can’t take it anymore Taemin. I don’t have any strength left.”

“Ichigo, don’t say that…”

Mr. Shin and Mrs. Takahashi walked in.

“I…love you all. Yunhwa, mom…please…be nice to each other okay? That was misunderstanding. Yunhwa, get back home.”

“Unnie…”

“Ichigo…” Mrs. Takahashi started to cry too.

“Dad…I love you. Taemin…glad to know you. I love you…”

I hold my will to cry “Ichigo, you…”

And the next second…Ichigo leave this world forever.

Yunhwa got back home and her relationship with Mrs. Takahashi is getting better.

“Tae…”

I looked up. Minho-hyung “Yes hyung?”

“Well, it’s about Yunhwa. I know I’ve been acting so childish but…well I like her too. But that was then…we met in a book club and…”

I frowned and cut Minho-hyung “Wait. Did Yunhwa’s mom shoved you off?”

“Ehh…yeah…how do you know?”

“Yunhwa told me the same story but she didn’t mention the boy’s name. So it was you,huh,hyung? Small world right?” I chuckled.

“Mianhe.”

“It’s okay hyung…and do you know about Ichigo too?”

“She told me a lot. I know verything. It kinda hurts to know you’re the one that she like that time. That’s why. But I have to face the reality. I was stupid acted like that to you Tae. It’s not you or Yunhwa’s fault. It’s just my selfishness.”

“Yeah, it’s okay hyung. Really.” I smiled.

“Proud of you Tae.” Minho-hyung tapped my back.

“Uri Baby Taemin is no longer a baby.” Said Key-hyung outta nowhere.

“Yeah…he has a girlfriend, he understand Minho’s childish act…” Onew-hyung sat beside me.

“We’re sorry about Ichigo.” Said Jonghyun-hyung.

“Oh yeah…I remember what she told me.” Said Key-hyung.

“She told you something? When?” I asked. Frowned.

“At grocery store that time remember? When you left to buy some rice cakes she came to me and I asked ‘why you starring at me like that? You do that twice. One was at our dorm.’ And then she laughed and said ‘Yeah, I know. I just don’t get it…why you looked so pretty? You’re so pretty Oppa. I’m amazed.’”

Jonghyun-hyung laughed so hard “Hahahaha…Oh Key…it’s the first time I heard somebody told you you’re pretty. Not so almighty anymore huh?”

“Oh shut up hyung.” Key-hyung rolled his eyes.

“Everything’s alright?”

“Ne. Makoto isn’t that bad.”

“It’s Minho-hyung right?”

“Huh?”

“The guy in Book Club.”

“Oh.” Yunhwa looked down “You know.”

“Minho-hyung told me myself. But don’t worry it’s okay.”

“Oh…yeah.”

“Well, it depends…do you still like me or…”

“Oppa!” she stared at me “How could you said that? I like you now. I was scared at first when I found out you and Minho-oppa are at the same group but…I don’t wanna lose again.”

“So you like before you know about me and Minho-hyung?”

“I like you since I first entered this school, Oppa.”

I smiled. Yunhwa’s serious face wass so funny. I kissed her softly on her lips “Saranghae.”

Yunhwa blinked her eyes. She stunned “Oppa? Did you just…”

“Well yeah.” I blushed instantly. That was automatically “Yeah I guess…”

“I…can’t believe.”

“Well…” I chuckled “Me too actualy but let’s make believe.” I moved my face closer to her and as she closed her eyes and I closed mine, we kissed.

THE END OF PRETTY BOY


Bingeul Bingeul (Part 5-end)

“Why Julie?” Kibum said in a very thin voice. He sounded so depressed and frustrated “I love you but even my presence can’t comfort you.”

“Wh-What do you mean?” Julie’s voice trembled but she forced herself to speak her mind out “You’re…you’re the one to b-blame. What…what have you d-done? Wh-what have you done to me?” Tears started flowing from her eyes.

Kibum looked down “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt you. I felt bad about your leg and I understand if you can’t forgive me because of th-“

Julie got confused and cut Kibum’s words “I didn’t talk about my leg. I talked about me and what you did everytime we’re alone.”

Kibum looked up slowly “What?”

“Everytime we’re alone I feel weird, I barely breathe, my heart beats faster than usual and I feel…kinda scared. That’s explain my cold hands.”

“I’m not sure but I’m gonna find out soon.”

“Soon? You don’t even kn-“

Kibum kissed Julie deep and gently. Julie surprised at first but then she automatically drown into the situation and she didn’t mind. She closed her eyes and respond the kiss. And suddenly all the weird feelings gone and replaced with some pleasant feelings that she couldn’t understand. Kibum pulled away and pushed his forehead against Julie’s. He gently stroked Julie’s cheek who was still closed her eyes. She didn’t want to open her eyes. If this just a dream or her fantasy, shw wouldn’t mind trapped forever in it. Kibum whispered to Julie as their forehead collide.

“I love you Julianne. I love you since…since I can remember and now I know that you feel the same. Told ya I’m gonna find out soon.”

Still closed her eyes, Julie asked very carefuly in a very thin voice “Is this…is this what they called…unexpected love?”

Kibum smiled.

THE END OF BINGEUL BINGEUL

[Extended Side Story]

“I love you Julianne. I love you since…since I can remember and now I know that you feel the same.”

Still closed her eyes, Julie asked very carefuly in a very thin voice “Is this…is this what they called…unexpected love?”

Kibum smiled and said in a whisper “Never heard about that all I know that…”

“Hyung?”

Kibum jumped away from Julie and Julie open her eyes quickly and they saw Kevin stared at them. He was so shocked.

“I-I can’t believe what I saw. Did I just…” Kevin shook his head “What are you two doing here? We’re looking for you two. Xander-hyung is worried like crazy.”

Kibum and Julie couldn’t speak anything. Julie rushed into the restaurant. Kevin looked at Kibum.

“You kissed her. You said you respect her. I can’t believe you anymore hyung.” Kevin shook his head and walked in.

Bingeul Bingeul (Part 4)

Well luckily Kibum recover faster than expected but not for Julie. Julie got fever and cough as well. So as Xander-Umma order, Julie had to bed rest until her fever gone.

“Xander…you killing me.”

“I’m saving your life you’re welcome.”

“You isolated me.”

Xander smirked “Not really. Someone will come here to see you.”

“Really? Who?”

“You’ll see.”

*

Xander opened the door and blinked.

“I thought…”

“This noona stealer came after me. I got here first.” Said Eli glared at Kibum.

“Who’s noona stealer? You’re the one who made her cry.” Said Kibum.

“You’re the one who hu-“

“Whoaa! What’s with you two. You two are friends. Stop fighting over my sister! I know both of you like Julianne bu-“

“What? He likes her?” Eli and Kibum said in unison and pointed at each other.

Xander rolled his eyes “I give up. Just go. She’s in her room.”

“Me first. You don’t even appreciate her apology.” Kibum pushed Eli slighty and walked to Julie’s room followed by Eli who were mumbling something.

*

Kibum open the door and smiled

“Hey Julie…”

“Hey…” Julie lifted her face and when she saw Kibum. She felt something bad again in her stomach “…Kibum.”

“How do y-“

“Noona, are you okay?” said Eli all of sudden. He appeared behind Kibum and rushed into Julie’s bed.

“What are you doing here?” Julie looked at Xander who was standing by the door “ I thought you said SOMEONE will come.”

“I know. I thought that too.” Xander shrugged.

“Noona, mianhe. Jeongmal mianhe.” Said Eli. His face was so gloomy and guilty “Please forgive me noona.”

Julie got confused. She didn’t know what to do. There was Kibum stared at her and Eli. Xander too.

“D-Do you mean it?” asked Julie in a little voice carefully.

“Ne.” Eli nodded and stared deep into Julie’s eyes.

Julie bit her lip and nodded “Okay then. Apology accepted.”

“Geurae? You don’t seem so sure.”

“It’s because…it’s…” Julie felt so confused and finally she couldn’t take it and yelled “Kibum you distract me!”

Kibum shocked. So did Xander and Eli. Julie got shocked as well. She covered her mouth quickly. Awkward silences filled the room.

“Wh-what did I do?” asked Kibum slowly.

Julie still covered her mouth and stared at kibum in apologize. She shook her head.

“I don’t understand Julie.” Kibum walked slowly to Julie. Sat on her bed in front of her and took both of her hands off her mouth carefully “What did I do?”

Julie just stared at Kibum. She couldn’t say anything.

“Ehm.” All of sudden Xander cleared his throat too loudly and three heads turned to him. Xander grinned innocently “Eli…can you come here please? There’s something I wanna tell you.” Xander stared at Eli.

Eli looked slighty at Julie and Kibum “Ne.” And then he stood up and walked to Xander. And they both walked away.

Kibum stared at Julie again “Julie, if I did something wrong to you, well, other than got your leg injured just tell me. Jebal?”

Julie pushed all her strenght to talk normaly to Kibum “N-No. It’s…it’s just…everytime I see you I felt uncomfortable. I d-don’t know what to do…I…I…” Julie took a deep breath “I don’t know what’s wrong with me.”

Kibum frowned slightly and tilted his head “since when?”

“De…Deanna’s party.” Julie looked down tried to manage her breath.

“Chop Chop!” suddenly Xander appeared again outta nowhere and clapped his hands twice “Time’s up. Julie needs to rest and you need to go Mr. Kim.”

“But hyung I-“

“No buts. You still need more rest too Kim Kibum. So you can do well this Saturday.”

“Okay hyung. But can I-“

“No buts.”

*

Kibum, Eli and the rest of U-KISS members spare some time to come to Xander’s house to see Julie, even Deanna came too a couple of times. And Julie finally can say to Eli in a normal way that she forgave him. Problem’s solved.

*

“Eli, just give up.” Said Kevin one day after they saw Julie.

“What do you mean?”

“She doesn’t like you that way.”

“Julie you mean? I knew it. But I can’t stop worrying about her.”

“You have too. It’s bad for her if you keep doing that. She will ended feeling so thankful to you and the only way to return all of caring and kindness is by being with you while her heart is belong to someone else. You want her to be with you but all her feeling is just pretending?’

“Ani.” Eli shook his head.

“Then stop worrying about her too much. I’m worried too but as friend.”

“Hey Kev, since then you’re an expert in this lovey dovey things? You don’t even have any girlfriend and ex-girlfriend.”

Kevin smiled proudly “I just know the right things.”

Eli laughed.

*

Julie is recovered. And her leg was getting better too. Way more better. She now can walk by herself but still she had to be very careful. U-KISS boys were gathered in Xander’s house again that evening.

“Wow, good to see you back to you feet barbie.” Said Soohyun.

“Ani. She’s not a barbie. She’s Julianne Lee Eusebio.” Said Kibum.

“Yeah, she’s my Barbie only.” Xander put his arm around Julie’s shoulder. Julie smiled a little.

Dongho chuckled “she’s no longer only yours Xander-hyung.”

“I know.” Xander smirked “but still. I’m forever her Oppa.”

Julie blushed. She didn’t even know why she blushed.

“Aww look you’re blushing Julie.” Said Kevin with all his aegyo.

“You like someone?” asked Kiseop directly. All eyes at him now.

“Wae? You like her too?” Xander said but then he closed his mouth. Now all eyes at Xander.

“’too’?” asked Kiseop curious.

“There’s someone likes Julie too among us?” asked Soohyun and studied everyone’s faces maybe he can find that person by did that.

“I like Julianne. Why?” said Kiseop again.

“MWO?” Kibum’s reaction is a little too loud but he quickly contol himself “Since when?”

“Since the first time I saw her. Oh come on who doesn’t like Julianne? She’s pretty and all that.” Said Kiseop.

Everybody groaned in unison.

“I thought you like her like her.” Said Dongho.

“Aniyo. I like her as friend but I admire her beauty.”

Julie smiled wide for the first time since a long time “Thank you Kiseoppie. I appreciate that. A lot.”

“Aww how cute.” Said Kevin non-sense again and his aegyo explode again.

“Kevin-hyung, can you stop ‘sharing’ your aegyo?” complained Dongho “Urgh, how come you become a hyung?”

“Ha. True. Our maknae is looked more mature than you.” Said Eli and everybody laughed.

But one person not really into laughing and Xander noticed that. It was Kibum. His thought were full of question mark : Who’s the person Julie likes? Is Kiseop really doesn’t like Julie that way? What if Julie likes Kiseop for real? What if they become couple? What if…what if…what if..

Xander whispered slowly into Julie’s ear “Hurry and make up your mind before you kill someone Julianne Lee Eusebio.”

“Huh?” Julie looked at Xander in confusion but Xander looked away.

*

It’s Saturday night. Julie peeked into U-KISS dressing room. Huh? Nobody? But it wasn’t their time to perform yet. ‘Maybe they rehearsing’ thought Julie. Julie walked in and sat on the sofa. She got bored because the room was so quiet and the tv shows who’s performing that time. She fell asleep.

*

Julie felt something touched her lips. Julie opened her eyes slowly.

“Tired?”

Julie turned and saw Kibum sat beside her “Oh…” Julie rubbed her eyes. Still half asleep “Hey…where are the others?”

“Backstage.”

“Oh.” Julie felt weird. She felt confused and scared. She looked at Kibum but Kibum always looked at her. Julie felt so stupid and ridiculous. She started to bite her nails but Kibum took Julie hands gently.

“Mommy said it’s bad.” Kibum smiled and Julie felt more weird. Her face got hot. Julie looked away. Kibum frowned slightly “Gwenchana?”

“Mwo? N-Ne.”

“Geurae? Your hand is so cold.” Kibum looked so worried.

“Ani…”

Kibum looked at the clock “Oh. I have to perform. I’ll see ya. Don’t do anything stupid okay?” Kibum gently ruffled Julie’s hair and walked out.

*

Julie watch U-KISS perfomance from the TV. Then she realized something. But she still can’t understand what Xander just ‘warned’ her.

*

U-KISS walked into the dressing room.

“Julie-ah. You’re here.” Said Kevin suddenly excited. Julie grinned.

“Kevin-ah.”

“When you came?”

“I thought you with your friend at audience’s seats.” Asked Xander.

“Nah. I went here by myself. I took taxi.”

“MWO?” all seven boys said in unison.

“I never allowed you. I thought you with your friend.” Said Xander.

“I changed my mind.” Julie put an angelic smile toward Xander “Mianhae…”

“Aww I forgive you.” Said Kevin who’s very weak with everything sweet and cute “Xander-hyung, how can you not forgive this angelic face?” said Kevin with his aegyo.

Xander chuckled “Okay Okay. I forgive you. This is because Kevin’s doing his aegyo which I’ve had enough.”

Kibum felt sad. Julie looked ver bright and happy with other members-even Eli-but once she with Kibum alone. She became weird and uneasy. Kibum felt that Julie must be hate him well he was the only one who made Julie got hurt and maybe deep down in her heart, Julie still can’t forgive Kibum about that accident.

*

U-KISS and Julie had dinner in some pizza restaurant. Julie had fun but Kibum noticed that Julie always avoid eye contact with him. Then Julie went to the bathroom. Kibum couldn’t take it anymore, he went to the bathroom also. He waited outside girl’s bathroom and when Julie walked out. Kibum took her hand and dragged her out to the back pf the restaurant. Kibum pinned Julie against the wall and stared deep into Julie’s eyes. Julie’s face got pale and she couldn’t do anything. She felt her hands were all cold. She stared in terrified feeling at Kibum.

Bingeul Bingeul (Part 3)

Julie woke up the next day and saw the crutch that she really hate. Julie took the crutch and walked out from her room. She found Xander in the kitchen.

“Morning Julianne.” Xander smiled.

“Eh…morning Xander.” Julie smiled a bit. She kinda surprised to see Xander back to his senses.

Well, Xander was a very happy and crazy person until these past days. Then he turned grumpy and everything but now he’s back. Julie hope if this is just a dream, she wouldn’t wanna wake up but…if this is  a dream, her leg should be just fine so well it’s reality. Julie sat in the Dining chair and Xander sat in front of her.

“I talked to mom and dad last night. I know I’ve been a bad person these days. But it’s because I’m worried too much for you Julie.”

Julie smiled “I’m glad you back Xander. I missed the crazy and happy Xander.”

“Yeah.” Xander chuckled “I started worried since you have a lot of heartbreak cases but you always said that you’re fine which made me more worried and then your leg…”

“Doctor said it’ll be fine in no time Xander.” Julie smiled

“Really? Good then. Hey go change. We’re gonna have breakfast outside.”

“I know Julie and I’m not mad. I was mad because you were disappear but well…”

Julie looked down “I don’t like him, Xander. I mean…I don’t like him ‘that way’.”

“Geurae? I mean…he’s Eli.”

“Yeah, I know. The famous rapper of U-KISS. But, the thing is, I don’t feel anything to him. I feel comfortable,yeah,but that’s it. Not more.”

Xander smiled “You have someone else then?”

“Xander, that’s ridiculous.”

“Oh come on. Think logical. You like someone, that’s why you can’t like Eli who’s really care about you. You just don’t realize yet.”

“You’re so ridiculous.”

“Hahaha…well…let’s see.”

U-KISS rehearsal.

“You can’t wait outside. It’s raining.”

“Xander, I don’t know what to do when I meet Eli.”

“Just act normal. He’ll apologize. I know him okay?”

Julie gave her puppy dog eyes to Xander but Xander shaked his head.

“That face not working on me now. Come on.” Xander took Julie’s hand and walked inside the studio.

Julie groaned “I hate you Alexander Lee Eusebio.”

“Thank you. I love you too.” Xander smirked and kept walking.

In the studio. There already 6 of them there. Kibum saw then and walked immediately to them.

“Julie, you alright already?”

Suddenly Julie felt the feeling in her stomach that made her can’t smile “Uhh…yeah. I’m fine.” Julie avoid Kibum’s eyes and looking for Eli. He was the only that matter that time. Julie walked toward Eli while Kibum surprised with Julie’s weird act and got hurt. It looked so clearly from his face.

“Hyung…does she hate me?” asked kibum to Xander.

“Huh? As far as I know no. She’s just kinda worried about her and Eli.”

Kibum frowned “What happen between them?”

“Well…something. I don’t have the right to tell about this. You should ask Julie herself.” Xander shrugged.

Kibum stared at Julie who was talking with Eli in the corner of the studio. Xander studied kibum’s expression and he got something.

“Oh no Kibum.” Xander surprised by his own thought.

“Huh? Mwo?” Kibum turned his face quickly to Xander.

“You. You…”

“Me…what?”

“You like my sister. You like Julianne Lee Eusebio.”

“What are you talking about hyung. I don’t understand.” Kibum mumbled and turned his face away from Xander and walked away to do some warm up.

Xander smiled and chuckled. He shook his head “silly boy.”

Meanwhile…

“I thought you hate me.” Eli looked down in depression.

“Ani. I never hate you I ju-hey, look at me.”

Eli bit his lip. Still looked down.

“Hey, look at me.” Julie lifted up Eli’s chin “I don’t hate you and never will. I just went through hard times and what you did yesterday was…unexpected.”

“I was…out of control. I like you so much, noona. I can’t see you hurt like yesterday.”

Julie surprised with Eli’s answer then slowly she smiled “You care about me that much?”

“Now you’re gonna say I’m stupid.” Eli turned away.

“Thank you.”

Eli sighed “You’re welcome.”

Julie got so sad “Say that again when you really mean it.” Julie couldn’t hold her tears and she just ran away as fast as her legs could take her.

“What did you do to her?” asked Kevin “Go after her! Xander-hyung, do something!”

Eli shook his head “No need to.”

Kibum couldn’t help himself. He murmured “Oh shit.” And ran after Julie

“Eh…” Kevin confused “Kibum-hyung?”

“I always know.” Xander smiled “Let’s practice first.”

Julie sat under the tree near the building. She was wet of course. It was raining. She sobbed and suddenly she saw someone’s feet in front of her but she wouldn’t look up. That person kneeled down and put his umbrella between them.

“It’s useless. I’m soaked already.”

“At least you’re not getting more wet now.”

“Why you even bother ran after me?”

“I’m worried. You can get sick and your leg…” Kibum shook his head slowly “Now you promise me to take care of yourself. You can hurt yourself. Don’t you love yourself?”

“No need to. I’m just a Barbie. Once people done with me, they will leave me in the dusty corner.”

Kibum sighed “Forgive me for doing this but you can kill me later.” Slowly Kibum hug Julie “You’re more than just a girl with pretty face Julie. You’re smart, you’re strong. A Barbie will just whining about her injured leg but you? You stay strong and optimist. I know I was the one who make you like this but I didn’t mean too. I’m so sorry.” Kibum bit his lip, closed his eyes as his tears fell down and pulled away and he saw Julie stared at him in amazement “wh-what?”

Julie wiped Kibum’s tears off his face “Why you cry? You’re the one who comfort me and now you cry?”

Kibum smiled a little “I don’t know why these came out from my eyes.”

Julie chuckled “Thank you Kibum and…I’m not gonna kill you.”

Kibum felt so relieve “So, you wanna go back inside now? You’ll catch a cold if you stay here.”

“You too. You dropped your umbrella when you hug me.”

“Ah yeah.” Kibum blushed and took the umbrella “Come on.”

That night the boys came to Xander’s house and Kibum and Julie couldn’t stop sneezing.

“What were you two doing for God sake? Were you two playing under the rain?” asked Soohyun.

“We’re gonna have a perfomance this week hyung.” Said Dongho.

“Mianhe.” Said Julie “It was my fault. I was so childish.”

“Well it’s not all your fault noona.” Said Kevin and glared at Eli

“I’ll be fine guys. Really.” Said Kibum and he sneezed again.

“Stay away from me. I don’t wanna catch a cold too.” Said Kiseop and pushed Kibum away.

Kibum almost far but Julie grab his arm “Hey, be careful Kiseop.”

“Since when you two got so close?” asked Soohyun but Kibum and Julie just put an innocent faces while Xander smirked and pretended to focus on the TV show.