Episode 201: Two People’s Heart (1)
The itinerary of the school trip was 4 nights and 5 days.
On the first day, the circles move according to the schedule, and the remaining 4 days are free.
On the last day, the basic plan was to pack up and get ready to go back.
It was quite a long schedule, but it was a momentary break compared to the hard work of the cadets.
They are driven into a situation where they have to risk their lives fighting monsters every day.
Even at times like this, it was true that it was difficult to change one’s mood without proper rest.
The academy is aware of this, so we recommend a free tour as much as possible.
Jaehyun planned to move between circles on the first day and start attacking the field from the second day.
‘Because in order for Poppy to grow, I have to catch the boss monster of Lake Chuzenji.’
A new quest accepted to upgrade Fafnir II’s rank.
To do this, you have to head to one of Japan’s closed areas.
Lake Chuzenji in Nikko.
Significant difficulties were expected from infiltrating, but there was no other way.
Poppy is his partner who will grow up to S+ grade. It was impossible to give up grade growth just because it was difficult here.
‘The fortunate thing is that I already know how to capture Lake Chuzenji.’
Before returning, Jaehyun heard about the capture of Lake Chuzenji in the world radar newspaper.
The monster’s weakness, as well as the items that can be obtained there.
Jaehyun’s head was already full of ways to attack the field.
If there is one problem with him who has had a smooth schedule so far.
“… … Jaehyun, would you like to eat this?”
It was that Seo In-na’s behavior had changed too much since her job at the mart.
It seemed that she had completely abandoned the idea of revealing her heart implicitly.
He openly took care of Jaehyun and appealed to himself, which confused Jaehyun.
‘How did things get so twisted?’
As Jaehyun, it couldn’t have been more disturbing.
At first, he had no feelings for her.
I’ve been running for the past few months without even thinking about anyone, and now I’m starting to see the front little by little.
However, it seemed that it was not Seo Eana.
At first, Jaehyun thought that her feelings for him were lies.
Seo Ina is just confused right now.
He didn’t think it was a big deal because the feelings toward him would only last for a moment.
However, Seo Eana’s behavior now was more reckless than ever.
Seeing this, Jaehyun had no choice but to think seriously about this issue once again.
Of course, even if that were the case, it would never change the answer to give back to her.
‘I’ve got to get it sorted out. Otherwise, your relationship with the other kids may also be strained.’
To Seo Ina, Jaehyun and Kim Yoojung were friends with a special meaning.
Those who broke down the walls of their hearts and made themselves stronger.
To her, the two were the ones who helped change many parts of her life.
Perhaps the reason her heart leaned toward Jaehyun was because of this same reason.
Jaehyun was silent for a moment, then looked at her face and opened his mouth.
“I told you yesterday. Come join me on the second day.”
“… … huh.”
Seo Ina replied with an expectant gaze. The way she looks at Jaehyun with her head up.
Jaehyun said in a calm voice.
“okay. let’s go together tomorrow I have something to say.”
“… … What to say?”
“I’ll tell you then.”
There was never anything to talk about here.
Jaehyun promised to meet Ina Seo at the Churaumi Aquarium the next day.
Seo Ina looked at the floor with a slightly uneasy expression.
What Jaehyun wants to say to himself. If you didn’t notice it, that was even weirder.
No matter how bad he was at interpersonal relationships, it wasn’t too difficult to guess his intentions.
Also, it’s likely not the answer you want.
‘… … But it doesn’t matter.’
However, Seo Eana did not think deeply about this issue.
After realizing her heart, she decided not to back down.
There are already many people around him who have feelings for Jaehyun.
Except for Yoon Seon-ah, who asked to deliver the letter, the story of Jae-hyun is in the air among many girls.
Seo Eana decided that if there ever was a moment when she needed courage, it was now.
‘… … I don’t have the confidence that other people will see Jaehyun next to me.’
Because of that, she didn’t care what kind of answer Jaehyun gave her.
Because I had no intention of giving up on him in the first place.
From the past, Seo Eana has never failed to get what she wanted.
It will be the same this time too.
she thought so
* * *
Kim Yoo-jung, who was watching this from behind, was suffering from complicated and subtle emotions.
It was because he had noticed that Seo In-na’s behavior towards Jae-hyun had changed in the past few days.
It became a little more delicate and reckless.
What should I say?
He was doing what would only be done between lovers without hesitation.
First of all, the shy Seo Ina!
It wasn’t just Kim Yoo-jung who felt this.
A little while ago, on the way back from their schedule, Ahn Ho-yeon and Kwon So-yul said.
[Those two… … Clearly there is something there is.]
[I think it’s something between the two… … I don’t think it’s our business to intervene.]
The two of them said that and kept their words as low as possible.
However, as Kim Yoo-jung, it was a frustrating feeling. It was because I couldn’t understand at all how the two of them came to be like that.
She studied well and had a good head, but in this respect, Kim Yoo-jung was dull.
However, no matter how much she was like that, she knew one thing for sure.
That the relationship between the two is flowing with one-sided feelings.
Also, the one who is actively approaching is Seo Ina.
Jaehyun was still pushing her away.
‘or… … Come to think of it, you asked me back then too. Are you dating Min Jae-hyun?’
In the past, during a meat party at Kim Yu-jung’s house, Seo In-na asked herself.
Are you dating Jaehyun?
Come to think of it, there was no reason to ask such a question among friends.
Perhaps, if Seo Ina had feelings for Jaehyun, that would have been the beginning.
‘… … under.’
This was a very strange feeling for Kim Yoo-jung.
It was Kim Yoo-jung who was close to both of them.
Kim Yoo-jung felt as if two of her friends had been taken away in an instant.
I felt a tightness in my chest and annoyance rose.
I pull the blanket over my head like that. Suddenly, Kwon So-yul’s voice cut in between them.
“Do you care that much?”
Kwon So-yul asked her while touching her smartphone next to her.
The accommodation for this school trip is basically a two-person room, so Kim Yoo-jung and Kwon So-yul were using the same room.
Kim Yu-jung said as she rolled over the blanket and laid down on my arm.
“what… … Rather than being concerned, I felt something strange.”
“Did you really know? The fact that Ina and her Jaehyun liked it before.”
“hmm… … It seems that it was… … .”
There was a subtle corner to those words.
Kwon So-yul took her eyes off her smartphone and looked at Kim Yoo-jung for a moment.
She rhymed with one eye closed.
“Do you have any feelings for Jaehyun?”
“… … yes?”
Kim Yoo-jung said that, even making a sound break without knowing it.
Kwon So-yul was with a calm face.
“You know? You’ll regret it if it’s too late.”
Kim Yu-jung did not immediately understand the words.
It was because Kwon So-yul’s words were completely unexpected.
‘It’s getting late? What the hell is your sister talking about… … ?’
Her story was shaking Kim Yoo-jung vigorously.
Have you ever thought of him as a member of the opposite sex?
He was just an old friend of his. A friend who spent a long time together.
I’ve never thought about anything more than this.
Kim Yoo-jung denied her words with an effortless smile.
“no. It’s good when friends do well. And I have no feelings for Min Jaehyun.
just… … It’s because I feel sorry for Ina. How fragile she is.”
“If you deceive your heart, only you will suffer. If you can turn it around, you have to turn it around quickly.”
“… … .”
Kim Yoo-jung could not answer for a long time.
She pulled the blanket over again and forced herself to sleep.
Jaehyun’s face and the figure of Seo Ina approaching him appeared in the dream.
Two people walking side by side, wearing pretty clothes, arm in arm.
Kim Yoo-jung had no choice but to fall asleep due to the unexplained discomfort.
Kwon So-yul let out a small sigh as he looked at her blanket rustling.
* * *
On the second day, Jaehyun stood in front of the mirror wearing a jacket to complete the schedule.
Maybe because I paid a lot of attention yesterday, the dark circles came down a bit.
That would be the case, the behavior Seo Ina has shown to herself lately.
Because it was something I couldn’t help but worry about.
‘under. Can I refuse today?’
Today, Jae-hyun has to meet Seo E-na and explain her current situation.
Of course, we cannot talk about regression or God.
I don’t intend to entangle my colleagues in a bigger problem.
But it will also be difficult to say nothing.
Otherwise, Seo Eana, who has a slightly tenacious side, will not easily understand or give up.
“This is all because I am good. Do you admit it too?”
Poppy looked at Jaehyun and tilted his head.
I was joking, but that kind of reaction.
‘Because I’m still young after all.’
Jaehyun thought about it and shook his head.
Not long after, Jaehyun, who had finished all his preparations, stepped out of the hotel.
Poppy met Kim Yoo-jung on the way and was thinking of leaving her for a while.
“under… … It looks like today will be a long day.”
Jaehyun groaned and walked away.
The destination was the Churaumi Aquarium.
* * *
It didn’t take long to reach the aquarium.
Well, it’s not like moving to another city at all. There was no problem with transportation because it was heading to a famous spot in Okinawa.
When I headed in front of the aquarium, Seo Ina was there first and was waiting for me.
Her skin was a little whiter than usual, perhaps because she had put on makeup, and her lips were reddish.
Jaehyun thought she was pretty, but shook his head.
After a while, what he had to say inevitably hurt her.
What will Seo Ina say after hearing her rejection?
Would you nod your head saying that you understood and understood yourself as always?
Even as a representation, it was a part that could not be easily guessed.
“… … I’m here?”
While thinking about it, Seo Ina found Jaehyun first and waved her hand.
Jaehyun nodded and looked at her face for a moment.
Her eyes were completely different from the last one I saw yesterday. She was unmoved, and seemed unconcerned.
It’s like you’ve made a decision.
Jaehyun couldn’t help but feel uneasy about this.
“Shall we go at once?”
Jaehyun said so, and Seo Eana started walking next to him.
Her cheeks were already red.
Also, Jaehyun was well aware that it was not because of the ball touch.
It seemed that her heartbeat could be heard nearby.
After a while.
The two arrived inside the aquarium.
A place full of blue light as if it had moved the sea as it is.
There, academy cadets like those who had already become lovers were gathered.
Of course, most of them were couples.
Jaehyun and Seo Ina walked around the area together. We had conversations while looking at all kinds of fish and marine life inside the transparent glass tube.
Sometimes they exchanged glances for a while in silence.
About an hour passed like that.
Having finally made up his mind, Jaehyun stopped walking and looked back at Seo Ina who was following him.
“I have something I want to say.”
As if she had been waiting, Seo Ina raised her head slightly and looked at him.
“… … Can’t you say that later?”
“I have to do it now.”
Saying that, Jaehyun met Seo Eana’s eyes right away.
“… … say. now.”
Jaehyun felt his heart sink at those words.
Seo Ina had a detached expression.
However, there were also eyes that seemed to have given up on nothing.
It was constantly embarrassing representation.
‘Even if it’s hard, I have to do it.’
Soon after shaking his head, Jaehyun, who had hardened his heart, opened his mouth with a determined expression.
“Inaya. I know your heart, but I… … .”
It was then.
Suddenly Seo Ina covered Jaehyun’s mouth and came close to him.
Momentarily, she raises her tiptoe and closes her face to Jaehyun.
An unknown roar erupted from the center of the aquarium.