My entry for the Halloween One Shot Event
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You had been working at Starship Entertainment now for almost a year, and you couldn’t believe how fast time had flown by. When you had first received the job offer to work as an International Marketing Associate at a Korean Entertainment company, and you decided to accept the job offer, everyone thought you were crazy. You would have to leave behind your family and friends and start fresh in a new country where you knew no one. At first you thought that taking the job wouldn’t be the right decision, but as soon as you arrived in Seoul, you knew you were right where you belonged. It didn’t take long for you to settle in to your new job and new life. Although you did miss everyone that you left behind in the U.S., you loved your job, and you had quickly become friends with several of your coworkers. For your work, you assisted in creating marketing campaigns for the comebacks of the several idol groups at Starship Entertainment. Recently, your boss had told you that the next campaign you would be working on was MonstaX’s. You were excited to work on this campaign, because although you weren’t really supposed to have a favorite group within the company, they were by far your favorites. Since you started your job, you thought it would be important for you to get an idea of the music and artists that you would be creating campaigns for, and their music definitely captured your attention the most. You also happened to run into the members of MonstaX at the office, most frequently. Even though you were new and not supposed to interact with the artists outside of a professional capacity, if you walked by them in the hall they were always sure to greet you. You really couldn’t wait to create an amazing marketing campaign for their comeback.
As you were sitting in your office working on some ideas for the new marketing campaign, you heard a knock on your door. Before you could tell the person on the other side of the door to enter, your best friend came flying in. “Y/N-ah, you will never guess what was just announced!” “Hye Jin, what was announced?” You asked, curious as to what the big news would be. “The date and theme of the Starship Entertainment Halloween Party has been announced”. Ever since you had started at the company, you had heard about the infamous Halloween party. Everyone within the company, from employees to the artists, were usually in attendance. Although everyone else had been looking forward to the Halloween party since the day after last year’s, you didn’t share the same excitement. You had never been a fan of Halloween. You always felt as though it was a holiday that gave adults an excuse to act like fools, and every Halloween party you had ever been to was a major let down. “Y/N, guess what the theme is,” your friend Hye Jin said, barely containing her excitement. “I don’t know, why don’t you tell me.” “It’s going to be a masquerade ball, and it’s this Saturday! We are going to have so much fun!” “I don’t think I’m going to go,” you said in response. “Why wouldn’t you go, it’s the best party of the year, and the theme is the best ever. You have to go, and I’m not taking no for an answer.” After going back and forth with your best friend about attending the party, you realized that you would not get her to let you skip it, so you reluctantly agreed to go. “Yay! We can go shopping for it after work,” Hye Jin decided. “Alright, I will see you after work,” you responded before ushering her out of your office so you could get back to what you were supposed to be doing, which was your job. The rest of the day flew by and before you knew it, you were meeting Hye Jin to go find something to wear to a party you didn’t even want to attend.
Before you knew it, 5:00 pm had arrived and it was time for you to go shopping. You met Hye Jin outside of the office. As soon as you excited the building, Hye Jin was grabbing your arm and dragging you to the nearest store. By late that evening, it seemed as though you had been to at least 20 stores and still hadn’t found anything, when Hye Jin brought you down a side street. You passed by several run down shops that were all closed, and were continuing on your way when you heard Hye Jin call your name. “Y/N, come back I found the store!” “What store?” you asked, unaware that Hye Jin had taken you down the desolate street for a reason. “I heard that there was a hidden store down one of these streets, which has been around for decades. They sell all sorts of masks and other artifacts.” The two of you entered the store, and you couldn’t believe what you saw. Unlike the outside of the building, the inside was clean and light, and filled with what seemed like hundreds of sparkling masquerade masks and other items. You and Hye Jin started looking at all of the beautiful masks. As you were looking at the masks and trying to pick the perfect ones for the Halloween party, the owner of the store appeared out of nowhere. “Annyeonghaseyo, may I help you two?” “Yes, my friend and I are looking for masks for a Halloween party in a few days,” Hye Jin responded. “I think I have just what you need,” the shopkeeper said, as she started leading you to the back of the store. She brought you to a glass case in the back that held a few of masks. The masks held in the case were the most beautiful masks you had ever seen and you assumed that they would be ridiculously expensive. The shopkeeper opened the masks and pulled two out. One of which was a gold mask that was bejeweled with beautiful pink stones, the other was a deep emerald green. The shopkeeper handed the green mask to Hye Jin, and handed you the gold mask. As soon as the mask hit your hands, a look came over the shopkeepers face and out of nowhere the shopkeeper uttered, “death tore you a part, but under the full moon, fate will reunite you. You must survive this time.” As quickly as the change came over the shopkeeper, she returned to her initial state. “What was that, you said?” You asked the shopkeeper. “Oh, I don’t know what you are talking about, but please take this mask it seems to be perfect for you.” The shopkeeper packaged up both masks for you and Hye Jin, and after thanking her for her assistance, you exited the shop.
As you were walking back home with Hye Jin, you couldn’t help but think about what had happened at the shop. “Don’t you think the shopkeeper was a little strange, when she started talking about death and fate?” You asked Hye Jin. “I’m sure it was nothing, she was probably just trying to be festive, since we were shopping for Halloween. Maybe she thought if she started saying creepy things, we would be more inclined to buy something,” Hye Jin responded. You decided that you wouldn’t think about what the shopkeeper had said any longer, Hye Jin was probably right, it was probably just a marketing technique. As you arrived at your apartment, you and Hye Jin agreed to go shopping for dresses to go with your masks the next day at lunch, and parted ways. As soon as you entered your apartment, you pulled out the mask. You put the mask on and it fit perfectly, as though it was actually made for your face. You were exhausted from the marathon shop that Hye Jin had forced you to go on, so you put the mask back in its box and got ready for bed. You fell asleep as soon as your head hit the pillow, but that night you had the strangest dream. You dreamt that you were running through a grand mansion, which felt as though you had lived there your whole life. As you ran through the halls, you kept calling out to someone. You finally reached the end of the hall as a gunshot rang out. As you entered the room, you saw a man on the ground and another man holding a gun and standing above the dead man’s body. As the dream ended you let out a horrific scream and you awoke drenched in sweat with tears running down your cheeks. Although you didn’t recognize the mansion or the men in your dream, even though you only saw the face of the man with the gun, and you were wearing period clothes in the dream, it felt as though you had lived through it before. The fear and pain you felt had seemed so real. You looked at the alarm clock next to your bed and saw that it was 6:00 am. Since the dream had affected you so much, you decided to just wake up and get ready for the day, while trying to push your dream from your mind.