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[UPDATED] Chapter 14: Begin Again
Be warned: No proof-reading has been done. Typos and grammatical errors will pop up one too many times. Read on at your own risk! Mark POV: "Hey, what's up?" I said picking up the call. "What? You want me to What??" "Ok Ok...pin me the address. I'll be there ASAP" Yep, that was Wang asking me to come over to a bar which was about 20 minutes away. The last thing I expected tonight was to hear that Nat was in town. Better yet, drunk and needed a ride home. After all this years, we're finally meeting again and this was how it's gonna be, I laughed. Well, Natalie this is definitely going to be an interesting re-union, I said to himself. 20 minutes and I was pushing through the bar, the place wasn't packed as I expected. I walked towards the VIP lounge as Jackson instructed. As I got closer, I notice the familiar back. "Hey bro, thanks for coming" Jackson said seeing me. "Hey" I replied sitting down next to Jackson. "Well well...Who is here??" Nat said looking at me. "Hmmmn...you look very much like a Pretty boyyyyy I used to know" Nat slurred with aegyo voice which had me smiling. I clearly remembered how she hates it and she sure wouldn't be caught dead doing aegyo if she was in her sober self. She was definitely drunk, her cheeks all flushed. Needless to say, she looked darn cute with it tho' I didn't dare say that out loud. "Hey Nat" I said smilingat her. "Heyyyy you you...pretty-boy-look-alike" Nat waved at me. I couldn't help smiling. I was about to tell her that it was me but she cut me out... "Stop with that smirking, boy" "Come here" she said patting the space next to her. "Come hereeeee" she slurred making the aegyo face again. "Ok Ok..." I laughed walking over and sat beside her. She pulled my face closed and peered wrinkling her brows. "Hmmnn...you really look like the pretty boy huh!" She murmured. "Well who is this pretty boy?" I asked curiosity kicking in. Clearly, she was not gonna buy even if I tell her who I was. "Hmmmn...someone I used to know" she replied. "You don't keep in touch with him anymore" I asked. To be honest, I wanted to know myself why she disappeared and never bother to keep in touch all this years. I knew, it wasn't going to be easy but I didn't expect her to cut me out like she did. "Nope...nope, not anymore" she said waving her hand. "Why?" "You see...it was for the best" she replied thoughtfully even in her drunken state. "And you know what...?" she said suddenly turning to me. "Yeah...?" "I'm sure he is doing just fine and don't even remember me now" she shrugged and continued sipping her drinks. "Hmmmn...why would you think that? I asked. "Well, well...well I've seen him hanging out with all those pretty girls...not that I'm jealous or anything. I'm not jealous OK!!!" she repeated trying to give me a serious look. All I could do was smiled and looked at her. She had no idea how cute she looks, trying to convince me that she is serious about it. " OK OK...I believe you" I aughed raising my hand in a mock surrender. Then told her that maybe we should go home. "Nope...no no no, listen pretty-boy-look-alike! I am not done yet" she said waving her fingers at me. Then she took hold of my face and pulled closer to her face again. She stare at me for good sec and then said... "Why do you look so much like Mark, you seem too real" She pinched my cheeks trying to confirm if I was real. "Well...I AM..." before I could complete my sentence, she cuts in. "You know what'd I do if he was here?" I sat there smiling looking at her...I wasn't sure what to say in all honesty. Not that I'm complaining but I was actually enjoying seeing this side of the no nonsense Nat. "Tell me..." I asked curious to hear what she has to say. She looked at me for a while and then leaned over and kissed me. I sat there caught by surprised. The last thing I expected was to be kissed. Before I could react, she said "I missed you" and passed out. OK what do one do when a girl you liked just kissed you and then pass out??. The timing couldn't be any worse. I didn't know whether to laugh or be offended. If life had those classic cliche' drama moments, this was so it!!! I sat there not sure what to do as she lay on my lap. I studied her soft features, thinking how much I missed this nut head. All the feelings I had develop then, came rushing back and I knew this time I can't screw it up. Over the past years, I had dated a number of girls but there was always something that holded me back. I couldn't put my finger on it but seeing Nat again tonight and holding her, made me realized why. Deep down I realized, I could never let go the feelings I had for Nat. "Bro' is she OK?" Jackson asked. I had completely forgotten all about Wang and Rica. They had gone out few minutes after I got here. "Let's get her home" I said pulling Nat up. "Yeah I think we should. Here's her car key" Rica said fishing it out from Nat's clutch and putting it in my pocket. "Come, I'll show you to her car and punched in home her address" she said taking Nat's clutch along with her. I followed her carrying Nat who was fast asleep. I settled Nat in the car and then told Wang to dropped Rica whenever they were done. I reminded him to come and pick me up later from Nat's place. Wang gave me a thumbs-up and waved with that stupid grin on his face. I rolled my eyes and got in the car and left. Nat house was located in a quite neighbourhood. After parking the car, I carried Nat up and got ourself into the house. Nat's apartment was cozy and for some reason I felt right at home. I carried Nat to her bedroom and gently lay her down. She stirred from her sleep and slowly opened her eyes. She smiled at me and drift back to sleep. I found her PJ from the closet and change her into it. I sat there watching her sleep and realised how tired I actually was. I got up to go to the couch outside when I heard Nat's soft voice. Surprised, I turned...her eyes still were closed but she whispered "Can you stay for a little longer?" I wasn't sure if she was really awake or if she was sleep talking but it didn't really matter. I walked back and climb on the bed and lay next to her. She murmured something which I didn't quite catch and roll over and lay her head on my shoulder. I lay there listening to her soft breathing and drift off to sleep, feeling at home and complete for the first time in a long time..... --------------------------------- Author note: Hey guys, sorry for the long long wait. Not sure if you guys actually like this chapter but thank you for the read. If you still happen to like the story, hit that VOTE button & do comment your thoughts. It's always a great motivation that has got me this far. I truly appreciate your love and support. Especially bearing through all the typos and cringy writing hahahahah Love you guys. 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Hello peeps! How is everyone doing? I'm back with a new #Fanfiction to kick start the holiday spirit "SEASON’S SPECIAL COLLECTIONS" - This is a one-shot holiday romance series... Indulge into some lighted-hearted romance with your favourite idol. Holiday cupids are working their Miracles this Christmas. 1. "A Christmas Miracle" feat.BTS' Kim Taehyung. I hope this story brings you happiness and love of the holiday season. ----------------- P.S. Please Like and comment your thoughts if you like the story. Feel free to recommend who you want see next in this 'SEASON’S SPECIAL COLLECTIONS' series. Happy holidays!! "Don't tell me you are working on Christmas day again...?" My best friend looks at me with disapproval. "Well yeah, I am. And you know I don't really do the whole Christmas thingy" I shrugged "Lena, you do realised that people will be ok without you working on Christmas right?" "It's more to do with me wanting to work" I said in my defence. "Please please... join my Christmas party this year. It's been 3 years honey. You need to let go and get back to world of living" Liz said thoughtfully. ------------------ Christmas was always something I looked forward to but that was 3 years ago. My favourite holiday became a painful memory when I lost my Matt to an accident. What was more painful was the fact that he was on his way to meet me despite the heavy snowing that day. The very day he was going to propose me. I didn't know until, the police hand over to me the ring which they found in his pocket. Christmas was never the same again. The holiday season became the tough times and I throw myself into work to distract myself from the memory. My family and frens tried to help me move on but I couldn't bring myself to let it go. Liz Park who is my anchor and best friend tried setting me up on dates numerous times with really decent guys but I never felt connected with any of them to actually date them. She finally gave up seeing how pointless it was. My life practically revolved around my work, the little boutique I owned and my little guy Benji. The store was getting busier with the holidays right up the corner. I had to come in most of the time myself as the store was short staffed. "I will try but you know, most of my staffs are off for the holidays. I can't ask them to come in, they know I always cover during the holidays" I told Liz "I know but it wouldn't hurt for you to close early and join my party right?. Honey it would really mean so much to me. I need your support this time. Max's folks will be here this year and you know how picky they can be. I need you..." Liz groan and I could hear the desperation in her voice. "OK OK I will join but I be coming in a little late. Is that OK?" I asked. "YAAAAZz as long as you come, I'm more than happy..." Liz screamed excitingly which had people looking at our direction. I laughed and told her to pip down. "OK now that's settled, I got to run. My little humans will be coming back soon" Liz said as she gets up to give me a hug before rushing out. "I'll see you soon honey, I love you" Liz wave from the door. I waved back and collected my stuffs before heading over to pay. I walked down the snowy path admiring the beautiful Christmas decorations which was all over the streets and buildings. Memories of Matt came rushing but I brush it off telling myself, it really was time to let it go. I reached the store and the girls were almost done for the day. I told them to pack up and leave as the temperature was dropping and I didn't want to them to get stuck in the cold. 30 minutes after the girls left, I decided to close for day and went to put up the "CLOSED" sign when someone pulled the door. I looked up to see a very good looking stranger standing there. I was about to tell him that we were already closing for the day when... "I'm sorry, I know you are closing but it's kinda an emergency, can you please help me out" he smiled pleadingly. I stood there lost for words for few seconds. I have seeing good looking man but this stranger had something about him that caught me off caught... "Well...?" the stranger asked again. I shooked my head..."Of course, please come in" I said stepping aside. He walked in and looked around the store. "I'm not really sure what do get, can you suggest me something good" he asked. "What are you looking for? Anything in particular?" I asked. "Well, I need something appropriate for a formal dinner this weekend" he replied. "You mean for a Christmas dinner"? I asked. "Right, it's Christmas dinner" he nodded. "Oh OK...let me just pick some stuffs and you can let me know if you like it" I replied walking towards the formal section. I selected a couple of stuffs and walked back to show him. "Can you try this on and see if you like it" I said "Sure..." he said taking the cloths from me to try it. I waited for him to come out from the fitting room. After some few minutes, he came out wearing the suit. The bow tie on his hands. "Can you help me with this?" he asked. "Sure" I said a little flustered from how good he looks in the suit. It fitted him perfectly. He had the body and looks of a runway model but I was pretty sure he wasn't one as he came in a business suit and he sure looks like he got out of a long tired meeting. I couldn't help but wonder what he actually does. I took the bow tie from him and found myself struggling on my toes to get the tie on him. He gave a small chuckled and bend down so I could fixed it it comfortably. "There you go" I said looking up and our eyes met. We just stood there looking at eachother until reality hit me and I hurriedly looked away and step aside. "What do you think?" I asked a little nervous. "I love it" the stranger smiled. He had the Sexiest smile and I couldn't help smiling back at him. "Well, I'm glad to hear" I replied. "Do you want to check some more design or you will stick to this?" "No I'm good with this" he replied "OK great, I'll get it packed then" I said collecting the suit from him. "Well, thank you so much for the help and I'm sorry for making you wait" the stranger said as I handed over the bag. "No, No it's alright. I'm glad I could help" I said smiling at him. "Btw, my name is 'Taehyung, Kim Taehyung but all my friends call me V" the stranger said. "Oh...good to meet you V, I'm Lena" I replied extending my hand. "Good to meet you too, Lena" V said giving me warm handshake. Before pushing out of the door, he turned back and said "I really hope to meet you again Lena" I smiled and waved at him "I hope so too, have a good night Mr.Kim" I watched him get into car and drove off. I turn off the lights and finally close the store and walk home which was just in the next lane. My little furry came running to greet me. I picked him up "I miss you too little guy" and gave him a hug. Took a quick shower and prepared dinner with little Benji tailing me everywhere. After dinner we sat down for our favourite show. Benji was snoring in minutes. After the show was over, I tucked Benji in his tiny bed which was right besides mine. I lay down to sleep but I couldn't help thinking of V which really surprised me. It's been a very very long time since I had thoughts of other guys other than Matt. My mind keep going back to the moment when our eyes met and the feeling that it resulted. I had never felt anything like that before for anyone besides Matt. I shooked my head and told myself, the chances of meeting V again was unlikely and moreover a guy like him won't never be single or attracted to me. I told myself to stop having unnecessary thoughts and slowly drifted off to sleep. I woke up to another cold day. The weather seems to get colder each day. There was high chances of roads blockage soon at this rate. I pour myself a hot cup of coffee and looked out of the balcony. The whole street was covered with snow. Little Benji gave a little bark of disapproval. "I know, I know you want to go out there but it's too cold for you to go sweetheart" I told the little guy who was wagging his tail and waiting for me to pick him up. I laughed and scoop him up and let him peep through the window. I called the girls and told them not to come until the New Years as they all stayed a little far away from the store. I didn't want them to get stuck on the way as the roads are most likely to closed with the current rate of snowing. By 10ish I reached the store, the day was hectic with just me managing it but it kept me distracted from unwanted memories. I closed the store early as I had to get groceries and do a quick shopping for Liz dinner party. Liz party was like the party of the year with all the big guys attending it. Liz was married to mayor's only son Max who now owns one of the biggest law firms in the state. I avoided the party all this years coz it reminded me of Matt who I first met at one of Liz's party. But I had promised Liz I would come this time and I couldn't back out now. I caught a taxi to go and check out some dresses at the shops which was down the street. I managed get something I liked and headed to the grocery mart. The last place I expected to bumped into V was at grocery mart but there he was. I hadn't seen him coming towards me as I was busy trying to get something from the top shelves. "Need a hand" Someone chuckled from behind. I turn around to meet the very set of beautiful eyes. My jaw probably dropped seeing him coz I saw V break into huge grin at my reaction. "I'm sorry, I quickly muttered" cringing at the thought of how silly I must have looked. "Hey stranger, good to meet you again" he smiled. "Hey yourself. Didn't expect to meet you again and definitely not here" I blurt out. He laughed, "I love cooking so you'll probably find me hanging around here time to time" He picked the item off the top shelf and gave it to me. "Do you need more stuffs up there?" "No and thanks for this" I said "Are you done or you have more things to grab?" V asked. "Nope...I'm done. Just need to pay" I replied quickly. "OK let's go" V said pushing my cart. "Oh I can do that myself..." I said trying to take over the cart. "No worries, com'n it's getting too cold. Let's get this done and get you home" I didn't know how to react to it so I followed him to the counter to pay. V collected my stuffs and headed out.  "Wait, where are you going?" I asked confused.  "To my car...I'll drop you" he said simply like it was the most natural thing in the world.  "What? No no no...it's OK. I can just grab a cab and get home. It's not far from here" I said hurriedly.  "Hey hey...let me do this. It's my second day of Christmas". V laughed.  "Really? You don't seem that sentimental type" I replied.  "Huh! What kind of guy do I look like, Lena" V asked amused raising his eyebrows.  "Well...I don't know but you just don't seem the sentimental kind" I shrugged. "Anywho, I'm really OK. You don't need to drop me home. I'm a big girl and I can get myself home" I laughed.  "Let's just say it's for inconveniencing you last night" V said smiling and giving me the puppy face "Gwad...don't pull that on me" I laughed. "For starters I don't know, know you. You could be a serial killer or something ya know" I teased.  "Well, I guess you will have to find that out missy. Would you take a chance on me?" V asked grinning.  "Hmmmm...can't say no to that smile, can I?" I asked.  "You tell me" and gave me another heart melting smile again.  "OK OK you got me, lets go" I laughed.  Took us about 10 mins to get to my place. I asked him if he wanted to come up for a quick coffee. It was the least I can do. He helped me carring the stuffs up.  "You have a nice place" V commented as I usher him in.  "Why...thank you" It's my old family home actually. My folks moved to a different city. So it's just me and my little guy". That very moment, little Benji came running.  "There's my little guy" I cooed as I picked him up for a hug. "Here, meet my new friend V" I said waving his tiny paw.  "Hey little fella...good to meet you" V said shaking his tiny paw. "Looking after your mama well eh?" he laughed.  To my surprise, little Benji seems to give V a pass coz normally, he was the possessive one especially around male folks. I looked at him and asked if likes dogs and he told me he was big fan of dogs. I thought, well that scores brownie points in my book. "So...you want coffee or hot cocoa?" I asked "Cocoa will do" V responded still busy playing with Benji.  B enji seems to be happy to have someone new to play with. I smiled and went to make the hot cocoa. We talked as we drank the hot cocoa. V said, he had recently moved to the neighbourhood for sometime due to work. I never really asked what exactly he does. It was really not my business and its not like I'll be seeing him again. "Well, I gotta rush. Have some work to catch up before Christmas. Thank you for the lovely drink" he smiled. "No...thank you. You were a big help. Thanks for dropping me and helping we the groceries" I replied. "Anytime...well then. I hope to see you again" V said as Benji and I saw him off. "I hope so too" I waved. The week went by without any sign of the him and Liz's big party was tonight. The snowing had gotten heavier and I dreaded the thought of going out in this weather. I shut the store early so I could go home and prepare myself for the party. Benji was there as usual giving the warmest welcome. "Sweetheart, I wish I could take you too but I can't" I looked at his little torn face of disappointment. "I know, I know but I promise to be back home soon and we can have our own special time" I laughed rubbing his fluffy ear. That seems to pleased the little guy. I went in for a quick shower and got dressed. I had bought a simple red dress keeping in mind the color of Christmas. 30 mins and I was on my way down to Liz's place. As I reached, I couldn't help admiring the beautiful house which was now lighted up with lights. I walked in and the place was already buzzing with people. Liz saw me and rush over to give me a hug. "Honey, I'm so glad to you could make it. This means a lot to me" Liz said. "I'm happy to be here and the place looks great. Love your Christmas decorations. You never fail to impress me lady" I replied still awestruck at the beautiful set up. "You flatter me!" Liz laughed. "OK...let go and meet my folks. They have been asking about you" We went over to meet Liz parents and her in-laws. "Lena dear, its been a while. We're so glad you could make it this year" Mrs Park said giving me a hug. She asked me about my work and my folks. We talk for sometime and then Liz pulled me out saying she was going to introduce me to someone. "Liz, please don't tell me, this was your plan all along" I sighed. "Trust me Lena, you won't be disappointed. Good that I'm happily married to love of my life else, I would have taken him myself" Liz laugh. "Really! This dude must be really something to impress my best friend this much. I'm really curious now" I said laughing. "Just wait and yeah you can thank me later" Liz flipped her hair. "There they are..." Liz said point at Max who was talking with a guy. He had his back was on us so I couldn't really see his but he looked familiar. He certainly stand out from the rest of crowd for sure,  I thought. Wait, that suit looks familiar. Max saw us coming and he came ovet and gave me a hug. "Lena! So good to see you..." Max said and then turn to the stranger who was beside him. "Meet Taehyung, Kim Taehyung. He is the new CEO of Hit Entertainment branch here and also our newest client" "Nice to meet you again Lena" he said giving that boyish smile. "Wait! You guys met already??" Liz asked surprised and giving me that girl-you-and-I-need-to-talk look!! "Well...yeah about a week ago, twice actually. He came into my store the first time and then I bumped into him the next day at the mart" I said skipping the hot cocoa part coz I knew Liz would go hyper over it. "Well, third time is a charmer they say" Liz winked. Everyone laughed. We sat down and talked. That's when I came to know about V's work and his company which was supposedly one of the biggest upcoming entertainment companies in South Korea... The party was going great and everyone seems to be having a good time. The live music was pretty awesome and many had gone to the dance floor to dance. Beautiful couples everywhere which could have made an awkward scene in my case. Thankfully, V stuck around and kept me company. I felt bad for him, it was like he was stuck with me for courtesy sake. I noticed a number of young ladies eyeing him since he got here. "You know, you don't have to stick around with me right?" I told V. "Go and mingle, I'm sure the ladies out there would love your company" "Why? Are you trying to get rid of me now?" V asked looking at me. "What! No no...don't get me wrong. I love your company. I'm just saying you can always go and joined other ya know" I replied. "Well, I good here" V smiled. "Hmmmm...would you join me for a dance?" "I'm not great at..." before I could complete my sentence. Someone came over, "Mine if I steal him away for a dance?" The girl asked. "Of course, you don't need to asked me. We're not together" I smiled. "Please go ahead" I said. V gave me a strange look before getting up and following the girl to the dance floor. I watch the pair dance and it didn't sit well with me how the girl had her hands around V neck. "Not liking what you see?" Liz said. I jumped, caught by her sudden appearance. "Huh...no, why would it I?" I said quickly. "Then why is your face all grim watching them?" Liz asked. "I did not" "Oh yes you did!. You didn't even notice me coming over" Liz said laughing. "Ok...maybe I was a little" I said admitting it. "But its crazy, why would I, right?" "Well maybe, you kinda like him?" Liz peered at me. "Of course not...we just met psst!" I exclaimed "Technically, this is your third time meeting and I say it's fate" Liz said thoughtfully "Honey...its OK for you to like someone. I know you loved Matt but he is no more and I'm sure he would want you to find someone to love and be happy" "Well....I hope so too" I said sadly "But I don't think it's with him" I said looking at V's direction. "He won't be here for long and let's be realistic, he's on another level. Look at him and to top that, our lives are too different" I shrugged. "Love doesn't have a timeline. It can happen to anyone, anytime. It could be a day, months or years but when you meet that one person you are meant to be, it will strike you before you even realised it" Liz said. "Give it a chance and don't close yourself to the feelings" I smiled and gave Liz a hug "Thank you. I don't know what I do without you" "Don't get teary on me now lady. People will think I'm being mean to you" Liz teased. We laughed and toast to our friendship. "Care for a dance with me?" I looked up to see V standing beside me. "ahhmmm...of course!" I said taking his hand. "Excuse me for a bit" I said to Liz. She have me the biggest grin and nodded her head. When I turned back, she gave me a thumbs-up and mouthed 'go get him'. I rolled my eyes and followed V to dance floor. The floor was a little crowded. So V pulled me closer and we slowly swing to 'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas'. "I told you I'm bad a this" I whispered when I stumbled a little. "Don't worry sweetheart, you can stumble anytime. I'm here" he said pulling me closer. I looked up and smile. I found myself relaxing and enjoying the dance when suddenly, the lights went out and I heard Liz voice. "Ladies and gentlemen...thank you for joining me and my family tonight. We have a special surprise for everyone" Slowly, beautiful glimmering lights began to appear from the ceiling and the spot where we stood had a gaint Miseltoe above. I stared at it and frozed. "Looks like we found the lucky couple tonite!" Liz said grinning. I looked at her suspiciously and all she did was give me that stupid grin. People around us cheered. "Wait, what is going on?" I looked to V confused. "I guess we are supposed to Kiss, it's a tradition right!" V said grinning and before I could react, he bend down and kissed me. It was a gentle kiss at first, then he slowly deepend the kiss like he was trying to give me assurance, a promise. I heard someone say "they make such a lovely couple"  I looked up and saw V smiling. I guess he too heard the comment. He didn't let me go and ask if we can step out for sometime as the dance floor was filling up again. I nodded and he guided me out of the dance floor. We came out to what looks like a garden which was decorated with lights. There seems to be no one around. It was a little chilly, so I hugged myself.  "Thank you for the beautiful time" I said turning to V. "It's been a while since I had a good time" I smiled. "I'm glad, I did too" V smiled. Then he step closer and said "I know we haven't gotten to know eachother well but I feel like I have known you all along" I just stood there looking at him saying nothing. "What I meant was, I really like you...I can't stop thinking about you since the first time I saw you. I know it sounds cliche, but it true..." I said nothing "Hmmm...I don't mean to scared you away. Look I'm not rushing anything. Its just that I want to get to know you more. Of course that is, if you want to..." I started to smile "I'm really doing a poor job in this, am I?" V asked seeing my expression. I smiled and tip toe up and kissed him. V looked at me surprised and relieved at the same time. "I would love to get to know you more and yes, I think I do like you very much" I smiled. Before I knew it, V picked me up and twirled. I laughed and kissed him again. He slowly puts me down, not letting me go, he said "I love you Lena". I looked at him and taking a leap of faith said "I love you too mister". He smiled and leaned over and kissed me softly. I knew then, I had my Christmas miracle right here. I sent a silent thank you to Matt for looking over me all this time. Now it's time let him go.... "Let's go inside, I don't want Liz and Max thinking we abandoned their party" V said. "Yep, let's go in" I replied. V put his arms around me and we walk inside. Somewhere inside, "I knew they were meant for eachother" Liz smiled as she lean her head on her husband's shoulder watching Lena and V from the window. "It's a Christmas miracle..." Max replied. He leaned over and kiss his beautiful wife."I love you honey. You were my Christmas miracle too"  ------------------------ "Too bad, you have to let go all the beautiful ladies here" I teased. "Nope I have the one I want right here" V said pulling me to the dance floor. "I saved my last dance for you" he whispered. I knew exactly why I felt for this man.... Happy Holidays everyone!! --------------- Author note: Thanks for checking my story. Of you like it, please VOTE and Comment your thoughts. Also, suggest who you want to read about in the next story. Thanks again! Xoxo ❤️
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[UPDATED] Chapter 13: Stupid Cupid 11 hours back... "About time!!" Rica commented as I enter the pub. She was seated in theVIP area sipping on a cocktail. I could tell she was annoyed and I don't blame her as I was supposed to be here 30 minutes ago. "Hey babe, so sorry last minute crisis at work and I had to take care of it" Isaid apologetically giving her a hug before sitting down on the other side of the coach. "So what's new? Seems like you have much to say judging from that OMG call earlier" I humor. Rica brighten up, I knew she was just waiting for me to ask. "Ok Ok I'll tell you..." Rica jumped in all excited. "Guess who I bumped into today?" I gave her a blank look coz I couldn't think of anyone in all honesty. "JACKSON!!!"Rica squealed in excitement. "Jackson??" "Really Nat ...Really!!?? Rica said giving me that you-gotta-be-kidding-me look. "Pretty Boy ...GOT7...Jackson Wang...ring a bell? Rica continued rolling her eyes in disbelief. Only then it hit me, "OH OH! Of course I remember" I said laughing. "My bad, I honestly didn't expect Jackson Wang" "Having said that, he will be joining us after sometime" Rica added. "Wait, What! He is coming here?" Not that I don't want to meet him but thechances of Pretty Boy coming along got me a little nervous. Well for one, the last time I saw him was on my front pouch that morning about 2 years ago. We did keep in touch but eventually, the hi-hellos became lesser until I changed my number and never contacted him again. Don't get me wrong, as much as I wanted to, I knew better. We had different paths in life and I did what I thought best. He did come to spent last Christmas with his grandparents where I was supposed to join then but I couldn't make it due to work commitments. We had opened up a new branch in Seoul and I had to settle it down. Ok, maybe I could have made it somehow but I chose not to. Why bring up the all those emotions again right? Letting go once was more than enough, I wasn't risking my heart again. I did not trust myself not to waver if I meet him again. Coward? Iguess I am. What's with you? You don't want to meet Jackson? Rica asked confused seeing my reaction. "No,No...of course I want to meet him. I was just surprise" I replied quickly. Rica gave me a knowing look and smiled, "Don't worry Nat, I told Wang not to tell Mark he's meeting us". AllI could do was smiled back meekly. Rica and Jess knew about my feelings for pretty boy and why I did what I did. In the beginning they tried to talk to me and encourage me to go along and see what it will eventually lead to but they understood how I felt later and let it go. But yeah, that did not stop them from trying to set me up with several guys. They even convinced me to go for couple of blind dates they had set up which of course, was a disaster. Eventually they gave up seeing how pointless it was. "Ok let's get the party started" I said trying to be a sport. In all the talks, I lost count of my drinks and by the time Jackson arrived which was almost midnight, I was already tipsy. "Noonaaa...OMG! How are you? I missed you..." he said and rushed over to give me a tight hug before sitting down. "My apologies ladies, I had a late schedule so I couldn't make it early" Jackson added. I told him not to worry about it and asked how he had been. Part of me wanted to asked about Pretty boy, I blame alcohol for it. My thoughts and mouth seems to have a mind of it's own with every sip. I thought I could handle it but I was very wrong. Oh so very wrong... Fast forward to present... Good heavens! What have I done I screamed silently as I pulled the covers over my head wishing the ground to open up and just swallow me. "Nat, you need to eating something" Pretty boy said "Go away Mark, I'll be fine. I just need to sleep off this hangover" I replied from inside the covers. I did not dare face Mark in the state I'm in. Worse, the possible shit I might have done in my drunken awesomeness last night was even more stressing. Why of all the people it had to be him, I curse silently. "C'mon Nat, what are you trying to hide? I've seen it all if you must know" Mark teased I let out a small curse and cringed at the thought of Mark undressing me. Like it wouldn't get any worse. "Go away Mark" I said again "I'll be fine" "Either you get up or I'm sitting here until you do" Mark replied. Besides, I don't have any schedule today so I might as well spent the day here. "What!!!" I sat up "No way, you can't stay here. I need to go to office" I added panicking a little. "That's more like it" Pretty boy winked. "Wash up and come out for breakfast or in your case more like lunch" he said before walking out of the room. I rushed inside the bathroom the moment he exited the room. Feeling human after a quick shower, I pulled myself together and let myself out of the room after taking a deep breath. Pretty Boy was sitting on the sofa all handsome and distracting. Didn't he just got off bed? How can someone look so good...I rolled my eyes looking at him. Damnit, Nat stop it. It annoyed the hell out of me that he still has the power to mess my head after all this years. I walked over and sat on the sofa opposite to him. "Hey thanks for bringing me home last night and sorry, for troubling you" I said trying to sound as casual as I could. "No problem" Mark replied. "Although I'm offended that I wasn't invited" Mark said leaning back and giving me that judgy look. "Well...it was not really a planned get together. Rica bumped into Jackson and invited him. I didn't know he was coming over until I got to the bar" I explained. "Hmmmn...Anyways, how have you been Nat? Never missed me? Mark asked suddenly. "Huh! What...?" I asked caught off guard for a sec..."Never mind" "Been good. How about you? "I'm alright. Just a little busy with the final stage of our new album" Mark replied. "Ahhh...right, heard you guys are coming out with a new album" I commented "Ha!...so you do follow up on us huh, I'm flattered" Mark laughed "Ah well ...of course! Why wouldn't I, I told you I'd always support you guys. That's what friends do right" I shrugged trying not to let him read too much into it. "Really...friends, I thought we had more than that Nat" Pretty boy replied giving me the look "Did we now?" I shrugged trying not to give away myfeelings. "Anyways, how's your GF doing? She's real pretty. What's her name again?" I asked trying to change the topic "My GF?! Why are you jealous?" Mark asked smirking "Yeah right! Like your relationship matters to me kid" I replied rolling my eyes. "Still seeme as a Kid huh!" Pretty boy asked raising eyebrows "Hmmmn...well..."I drift off..."Whatever" "Don't you have to get back?" I asked trying to change the topic. "Not really" I don't have any schedule today Pretty boy with that smug smile making himself all home on the sofa. Seriously, this guy...haven't change much, has he. "Well, you can't just stayhere. I don't want to attract your fans here" I said though that was very unlikely given the neighborhood I'm at. "Jackson is coming to pick up later in the evening. So I'm all yours till then" Pretty boy said smirking. "Annnnnd...that supposed to make me happy?!! Don't flatter yourself pretty boy" I rolled my eyes at him. "Don't you have someone to meet, date...or something" "My GF is very open and she makes me do whatever I like" Mark said laughing "Huh! Lucky you" I replied. "Anywho I need some fresh air. Gonna go out and grab some stuffs from the mart" I said getting up from the couch. "I'm coming with you" Mark replied getting up. "Huh, really? Don'tthink that's a good idea" I said "No big deal, Nat. I doubt people will notice me around the mart" Pretty Boy replied. "Well, upto you mister. Lets get going" I said grabbing an apple before heading out. ------------------------------------------------- 15 minutes and we were pushing through the huge mart buzzing with people. "Here we go. Good luck not been noticed" I whisper before making abeeline for food section. I look around for some greens and sausages. I turn back to check on Mark but he was no where to seen. I figured, he was getting some stuffs. So, I went about browsing for more stuffs. About 10 minutes pass when my phone buzz. I check and saw a message from a new number. Curious, I open it and it was none other then pretty boy. Wait, I don't remember giving my number, how the hell did he get it. Mark:Hurry up and come here Me:What! Where are you? I can't see you from here Mark:I know where you are...just walk straight up from where you are and then take your left from the home section. I look and saw the home section about 15 steps away. I quickly grab my stuffs and headed towards the direction "Yeobo, there you are" Mark said giving me quick hug and took the basket Iwas holding. "Huh!, who are you yeob...o.o.innn" before I could complete the sentence I noticed some fans gathering around and from the looks of it, they were still trying to figure if it was really Mark. "Hey you" I replied smiling wrapping my arms around and pulling him towards the opposite direction. "How the hell do they even recognize" I whisper. "Told you this was a bad idea" I hissed as I continue pulling him towards the exit. "Slow down flash, its ok now" Mark said wrapping his arm around my waist like its the most natural thing to do. "Now we just look like a cute couple out for shopping" he whisper and I could hear the laughter in this voice. "Cut it out kid. First of all, we are not a couple and second, we definitely need to get out of here ASAP" I replied giving him my don't mess with me look. "OK OK ...let's go" Mark replied raising his hands. "Do you want anything before I go and pay" I asked. "Nah, I don't think so. I already got the drinks I want" Mark said holding out a pack ofcans. "Ok, great...give that to me. I will go and pay it. Meanwhile, can you head out first and bring the car around?" I asked. "Yep" Mark said grabbing the keys and started walking towards the parking section As I watch Mark drive, I couldn't help asking..."Do you get that often?" "Do I get what now?" Mark turn looking confused. "Oh I mean, fans recognising whenever you go out" I added. ~But seriously, pretty boy had a hood and baseball cap with the mask on. Like, literally only his eyes was visible under the cap. How do you even recognized someone in that, I truly wondered.~ "Not everytime but yeah quite often" "Doesn't it bother you" "It's ok. Most of the time, they just want a pic or an autograph. Once they get it, they just leave and let us be. But yeah, there are some few fans who just won't leave and they keep following everywhere. It becomes tiresome then and couple of times, I had to request them to leave" Pretty boy added. "Sounds a hell of a fuss to me" I replied. Than again, you guys are so used to it by now I guess" I shrugged. Pretty Boy laughed "You could say that" -------------------------------------------------- Pretty Boy helped carrying the stuffs up as I live on the 3rd floor. We decided to have a cup of coffee when my doorbell rang. Can you check and see who is is? I asked as I was already half way making the coffee. "It's Jackson" Pretty boy called out as he buzz him in. "Noonaaa..." Jackson shouted the moment he step inside and rushed towards me for a hug. I laughed at how he hasn't change a bit. The same old lively and adorable Jackson. I smiled and hugged back. "So what are you guys up to" Wang asked sitting down. "Not much,we just got back from the mart and was about to sit for a coffee whenyou rang the doorbell. On that note, Do you want one? I asked. "Nah, I'm good...I already had too much Jackson replied. "Ok then, here you go" I said passing the coffee to Pretty boy. "So are you guys planning to leave now or you want to stay for dinner" "I wouldn't mind dinner but I think we need to get back, the guys are waiting" Jackson replied regrettably "Oh OK....guess we'll have it another time together" I added "Yep..rain-check on the dinner" Jackson said happily. By then, Mark was done with his coffee. He went to collect his jacket from my room before leaving. I walk them to the door..."Alright then, see you guys another time. It was really nice meeting you both" I said. "You too noona" Jackson reply giving me a quick hug. Then I stood there not sure if I should hug him or not. Mark smirks at my awkwardness. Then to my surprise he leaned over and gave me a quick kiss on the cheek and whisper "I'll see you soon" and walk off smiling before I could say anything. I walk back to my room with an uneasy feeling that my life was getting a makeover and I wasn't ready for it.... Mark POV next... Author note: Hi lovelies, thank you so much for sticking around and checking my story. I know it's a long wait and most probably the plot is getting boring and lame hahaha...Nevertheless, if you happen like it, don't forget to VOTE andCOMMENT your thoughts. It will mean a lot and motivate me to continue. Thanksagain. Until next chapter...Cheers!!