Episode 281: Milles School Festival (3)
“It means I like you.”
Jaehyun couldn’t help but ask.
stories you’ve heard. Because its contents were so absurd.
That’s over 10 years.
In the meantime, while spending time with Kim Yoo-jung, he had never once felt such feelings.
No, I’ve rarely experienced the feeling of liking someone from the beginning.
Become a radar.
You must also take care of your mother.
I just spent every day in such blind obsession.
But, apparently, it wasn’t her.
Jaehyun looked at Kim Yoojung’s unshakable eyes.
Eyes that look like they’ll burst into tears if you touch them. What should he say here?
I can not know. So for a long time, I stood in a daze, not saying anything.
That her behavior had changed recently and that she saw something about herself in the trauma. That her attitude towards herself has completely changed.
But are these emotions allowed to you now?
It was the same with Seo Ina.
I can’t afford myself Jaehyun was still too weak to give one piece of emotion to someone right now, and he had to become stronger.
And at this point, Jaehyun’s direction was determined solely by the gods, not himself.
If so, here… .
“You don’t have to answer now.”
The moment I was about to open my mouth thinking about that.
Those words came out of Kim Yoo-jung’s mouth first.
Jaehyun’s pupils trembled.
The look of herself in her eyes had never been so ungainly.
He is indecisive and cannot easily make decisions. I thought everything was settled after the regression, but in the end it wasn’t.
It wasn’t enough to be a good person to others, especially if it was your dearest friend. No matter what anyone said, Kim Yu-jung was her oldest friend.
If this relationship progresses further, it may in turn lead to a further retreat.
At that moment, Jaehyun avoided Kim Yoojung’s eyes looking up at him.
“It’s not a story I brought up because I wanted to hear that. Don’t worry because I won’t get along with Ina because of you. just now… .”
Kim Yoo-jung reached out to Jae-hyun. Soon, her hand touches Jaehyun’s face.
It was the word I most wanted to hear.
To Jaehyun, who was under pressure to move on, why did he say that?
It was a word that brought out a torrent of emotions.
Jaehyun could only shake his head.
minutes from it. The two of them didn’t say anything and just stood there.
By the time I got back to the hotel, it was a little past midnight.
* * *
The morning of the second day of the festival dawned. Today is the day I have an appointment with Seo Ina.
Jaehyun headed to the east gate, the meeting place.
The walk was, of course, not light at all. Her chest was tight, and she felt like her hair would go white any minute.
It was because I had hardly slept in the aftermath of the confession I heard from Kim Yoo-jung yesterday.
Of course, staying up all night for a few days is not difficult for a radar with a transcendent body.
However, if you had to continue to consume your heart in the meantime, the story would be different again.
Youjeong Kim. his oldest friend. What she said to herself… .
It was a serious matter that could turn the relationship between the two up to now.
Fortunately, she took a step back, so I have time to think… .
‘You can’t torture your hopes for too long. Same with Ina and Kim Yu-jung.’
So what do you want to do?
Hella asked Jaehyun, who was lost in his thoughts yesterday.
Jaehyun couldn’t answer anything at that moment.
What do you want to do with yourself now?
Is it okay to just put everything behind us?
While Jaehyun muttered that.
From a distance, Seo Eana, who had already arrived, began to appear.
‘Because Inaya is the type to keep appointments on time.’
Jaehyun thought so and continued walking.
Perhaps feeling the presence, Seo Eana also smiled lightly at Jaehyun.
Seo In-na in front of the gate seemed to be quite careful about her clothes, just like yesterday’s Kim Yoo-jung. She is wearing a short dress that floats over a black H-line skirt.
There were light waves in her hair, revealing a pure white, round forehead.
“You didn’t wait too long, did you?”
“… huh. Shall we go at once?”
Seo Eana suggested that with a slightly more excited expression than usual.
Anyway, today I decided to do whatever she wanted.
The first place the two of them visited was a department store located at the east gate.
There, Seo Ina took Jaehyun to the men’s clothing section.
“hello! Can I help you?”
When the clerk greeted her, Seo Ina nodded slightly.
“What clothes did you come to see?”
“… I want to buy a summer set up… .”
At Seo Ina’s words, the clerk nodded, saying she understood.
She started guiding Jaehyun and Ina Seo to the corner where the set-up was prepared.
Jaehyun whispered to Seo Ina.
“I didn’t think much about buying clothes… ?”
“… are you okay. I will buy it for you.”
“But still… .”
“… Didn’t you do what I wanted today?”
Seo Ina asked with a disappointed expression.
Jaehyun had no choice but to keep his mouth shut.
“This is a product prepared for summer setup! From here, this one works best… .”
Seo Eana tried many things on Jaehyun for a long time, and eventually bought three sets. Jaehyun was exhausted, but Seo Ina was happy.
The clerk said happily that he was selling three sets of expensive setups at once.
“I’ve heard a lot about Jaehyun and Ina. Are you dating too?”
“… Oh, that.”
When Jaehyun was about to say something. Seo Ina lightly stepped on Jaehyun’s foot and cut off her words in the middle.
“… Iknow, right. I just happened to see it.”
It was a more difficult situation to deny there.
The two of them tricked (?) the clerk and left the department store.
Jaehyun let out a small sigh.
He asked as he put the bag containing the purchased clothes into his inventory.
“By the way, why did you suddenly decide to buy me clothes?”
By the way, one suit had already been changed into a new one bought a little while ago. It was a set-up consisting of a luxurious dark blue blazer and pants.
“… Because you don’t want to see me always wearing only dull colors?”
What Seo Ina said, Jaehyun was grieved at the fact that he couldn’t deny it.
In fact, it was just as she said.
Until now, I had bought clothes while earning a lot of money and points, but they were always dull colors.
Black or grayscale. Since I only collected such clothes, there could be nothing fancy about it.
“… So I wanted to change it a little this time.”
Jaehyun calmly said that.
Of course, his mind was fresh, but it was an act to be considerate of himself. He didn’t have to say anything unnecessary here.
“… Then shall we go to the next place now?”
I spent quite a bit of time choosing clothes, but I still had time.
Looking at the clock, it was only around 2:00 PM. Jaehyun felt dizzy at the thought of starting from now on, but she didn’t express it outwardly.
The next place she reached was one of the booths opened by other cadets. It turns out that it is a play that is conducted by renting the academy building itself.
Jaehyun and Seo Eana sat in the best seats. Looking closer, I saw many familiar faces. Surprisingly, Jung Hyun and Kang Joo Hyup were also there.
On stage too!
As expected, they were in charge of fighting each other this time too.
“You child… Can’t you stop doing evil right there?! This trashy bastard who lives with swearing in his mouth… !”
When Jung-hyeon shouted that first, Kang Joo-hyeop snorted.
“X foot! you’re talking funny I know my babies like you! I know how to be nice in front of you and look down on people behind your back!”
The cadets under the stage who listened to the lines of the two people tilted their heads.
“Even the lines in front are correct… Are you hearing the lines behind you for the first time? Is it an ad lib?”
Of course, Jaehyun couldn’t notice this.
Anyway, the play went on. The dialogue was a bit childish, but Jaehyun thought it was quite interesting in its own way.
How long have you been spending time like this?
At the same time as I suddenly thought of it.
Little by little, the uneasiness that had been under him began to dissipate.
After all the play was over.
Seo In-na and Jae-hyun came out quietly while the curtain call was in full swing.
It’s not polite, but it’s because I didn’t want to draw too much attention.
There are already a lot of reporters and people at the festival here.
Photos and videos are supposed to be taken without invading the privacy of the cadets as much as possible, but reporters are scattered around anyway.
How many people can really abide by those rules?
Moreover, Jaehyun and Seo Ina, who are highly recognized, had to be even more careful.
… The clothes you wear are also a bit fried.
“Then go… .”
“uh!? Aren’t Jaehyun and I?!”
As I was about to leave, I heard a familiar voice from behind.
Jian Han. The head of Seong-eun was standing there wearing a lot of strange makeup. A figure wearing a strange clown mask and wig on his head.
Why are you doing that?
Jaehyun thought about it and asked.
“It’s kind of… That’s bad. Are you being bullied by your circle members?”
“Oh, this? The kids in my circle said that everyone else didn’t suit me, but this outfit only suits me! Haha, this is also important to look good, so I had no choice but to do it… !”
“… You must be bullied.”
Seo Ina whispered. Although, of course, her voice was not heard by her.
While the two were having a conversation. Han Ji-an opened her mouth.
“But what are you guys doing here?”
“I saw a play.”
“What about the other kids? restroom?”
“… no. The two of us came out today.”
“… Just the two of you?”
The corners of Han Ji-an’s lips rose subtly at Seo In-na’s answer.
‘These kids are already… !’
She smiled and cleared her throat.
“I caught you without notice. Come on. I think I have something to do.”
“no. Rather than something like that, something.”
Jaehyun tried to say something more, but he just gave up.
It seems that the other side has already misunderstood enough, and it seems that the explanation is not very good.
If there is a chance, it won’t be too late to talk about it later.
“Then I go!”
Jian Han turned around wearing the grotesque mask again. She was waving her hands and enjoying the festivities.
“Then let’s go too. gotta go back soon The cafe has to open tomorrow too.”
At Jaehyun’s words, Seo Ina readily agreed.
The two went out of the building and walked along a deserted street.
There were few reporters. You should be almost back by now.
In fact, it would not be difficult for a person skilled at Jaehyun’s level to figure out that someone was following him from behind.
After a while. Realizing that everyone had disappeared, Jaehyun suddenly opened his mouth.
It was the road that took Seo Ina.
“Didn’t you call me because you had something to say?”
The intent of the words was clear.
Seo In-na’s confession last time and her words that she said she would not give up.
Reproduction is to bring out the present words to put an end to it.
Seo Ina tidied up her clothes for a while before opening her mouth.
“… there is.”
“Don’t you have to?”
Jaehyun tilted his head, as if questioning her words.
“why. That’s why you called me.”
“… You confessed to Yoo-jung yesterday, right?”
Seo Eana’s words came in suddenly. Jaehyun put on a puzzled expression, but she said as if she already knew about Seo Inana.
“… I knew it from the start. Yoojung likes you. She just didn’t know you and herself.
… The truth is, I hoped you wouldn’t know until the end… .”
“so. Have you made up your mind now?”
At that moment, Seo Eana also responded immediately.
Seo Ina continued watching Jaehyun.
“… I think I like you too much to give up.”
Again, Jaehyun couldn’t say anything.
Seo In-na’s transparent, shining eyes seemed to pierce everything inside her. It was as if she was contemplating her own wavering mind, as if in her insight.
“… Shall we go back then?”
Seo Eana, who really confused herself, just smiled and said that.