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The girls went out to go shopping while Jin and I stayed behind. I then opened my laptop and opened up my emails,"Your working even here in our getaway come on Hobi you got to rest too." I sighed,"Jin you know about that deal that I am trying to land with the people in Hong Kong. Jackson Wang is a tough son of a bitch but we need him to sign us." I then continued to look through my emails when a familiar name popped up."What do they want?" I opened the email and there they were pictures and videos of Kurumi's darkest times along with a list of their demands and a threat of posting these online if I don't comply,"Fuck..." Jin then came up from behind me,"What is i--" I closed my laptop but I knew he saw them,"Who sent that to you Hoseok?" I ran my fingers through my hair,"Jimin from QRS. Do you remember him from the anniversary party last year?" Jin shook his head,"Well he wants me to hand him the files for the research if not...they'll post the video and pictures online...and if I reveal this dirty trick of his he'll post them before he goes down" Jin bit his lip,"And you god damn well know that Sagasawa will find out and the company...and your family will be over within a blink of an eye." I clenched my fist,"I have no choice Jin...Kurumi will be destroyed knowing this has come back up and...I would rather be the one to suffer than Kurumi and her family." He looked down,"What about your sister? She's been sheltered her whole life..."
"Fuck..." I slammed my fist on the table."I'll figure something out Jin can you just leave me so I can do the rest of my work." He nodded and left. After a half hour or so Jin and Sooyung barged in,"Is Kurumi here?" I shook my head,"What the heck we came home an hour ago I told her to ell you guys we came home but she never came in here?" Jin and I shook our heads."Let's go look for her she might do something stupid after last night." Jin went to her room,"Her stuff is gone." I clenched my jaw, "Dammit where is she?" I then grabbed my phone and started calling her but I went straight to voicemail,"Dammit her phone is turned off." I kept calling and after the 10th call Sooyung grabbed her phone and dialed the police."Hoseok Jin and I will drive around to look for her okay you just wait here and see if she comes back." I nodded and continued to call. Where could she be? She couldn't have possibly. Dammit Kurumi. Where are you?
"Why don't you go tell the boys we're back I'll put my stuff in my room." I nodded as I watched her struggle carrying her bags. I was about to knock on the door when I heard Jin say,"Who sent that to you Hoseok?" I then put my ear to the door to hear them clearly," Jimin from QRS. Do you remember him from the anniversary party last year?" There was a short silence,"Well he wants me to hand him the files for the research if not...they'll post the video and pictures online...and if I reveal this dirty trick of his he'll post them before he goes down." What videos and pictures?"And you god damn well know that Sagasawa will find out and the company...and your family will be over within a blink of an eye." Why is Hoseok even considering on doing this. I put my hand on the door knob but stopped when I heard Hoseok say,"I have no choice Jin...Kurumi will be destroyed knowing this has come back up and...I would rather be the one to suffer than Kurumi and her family." I covered my mouth,"...those videos and pictures they can't be..." I then heard Jin say,"What about your sister? She's been sheltered her whole life..." I then left to my room.
I have to help Hoseok. He has already done so much for me. I can't let himself be dragged into my past. I then looked at my phone by the bedside and I quickly booked a flight back to Seoul. I took my things that was already packed and called a taxi. After an hour or so we had already landed in Seoul. I then quickly dialed Jimin's number,"Hello Jimin here." I took a deep breath,"Let's talk meet me in the cafe." There was a silence on his part,"Alright, but why don't I just come pick you up?" I looked at the long line for those waiting for taxis and I hesitantly replied,"Okay." After half an hour or so Jimin showed up and got off his car he helped me with my luggage and I got into the front seat of his car and turned off my phone. "So what'd you want to talk about." I kept looking ahead not even daring to look at him,"Take me to who ever you work with and I'll talk to both of you." He chuckled,"Okay."
The rest of the car ride to QRS was just silence. Jimin would try to speak with me but I ignored him. When we got there Jimin had made a phone call. We went up to the top floor. It felt like the first time I stepped into Hoseok's office."Welcome Ms. Sagasawa. I am Namj--" I chuckled,"Cut the bullshit. I am not interested in whatever you have to say. I said I needed to talk. Not listen." I looked at the corner of my eye and saw Yoongi angrily looking up at me."Alright my bad go on ahead." I then took a seat on the couch in the room,"How'd did you get the pictures and videos?" The unfamiliar man grinned at me," I have my ways." I scoffed at his remark,"Well why don't I make a deal with you instead." He leaned forwards placing his elbows on his desk looking as if what I was doing was amusing,"Okay go ahead talk." I crossed my legs then my elbows,"You leave the Jung's alone and I will move to your company. I will work on a new and better formula for you." He smiled opening up a lollipop and putting it in his mouth,"You see I am not after the formula...I just want to see him suffering." I clenched my fist,"Why is that?" He chuckled, "Because his family took something from us a long time ago." I glared at them three of them, "So this is for revenge?" The man then approached me his face so close to mine I can almost feel his breath I bobbed my head back my heart thumping afraid of what he'll do next.
"I want to take everything from him the way he did with us three." He said softly then he stood up and walked back to his desk and sat on the edge of it. "Why don't you tell him that Kim Namjoon isn't going to waver the deal because of you." I ran my fingers through my hair," Well Kim Namjoon, he has no idea I am here. I am doing this on my own accord." Namjoon then took the lollipop out of his mouth,"Okay let's make a deal marry me so we can merge our two companies." I looked down,"Are you going to delete the pictures and videos and leave Hoseok alone?" He nodded,"But in one condition, you never talk to him ever again." I hesitated will I be able to stop talking to Hoseok? I have never found someone who cared so much about me before but I knew I had to agree to save him and his family from falling into despair. I nodded, "Deal." He then deleted the files and email and any trace of it in front of me,"Jimin call Jooheon and tell him to make sure no one ever finds those files again." Jimin did as he was told as he lifted my chin up with his right hand,"You're mine now." I glared at him as I left his office I turned on my phone. My heart dropped as I read my screen 20 missed calls all from Hoseok and when I was about to block his number my phone rang and I answered with a heavy heart.
"Hello?" I heard him sigh in relief,"Thank god you're okay...Where are you we have been frantically calling and searching for you." I started to cry but my voice wasn't wavering,"S-Sorry I had an urgent call from my father and had to return to Seoul." I can hear Jin and Sooyung in the back wondering if I was okay,"Okay well I am flying to Seoul tomorrow I'll see you then." I cried harder as the pang in my chest got worse,"Y-yeah." My voice wavered and I hung up before he can ask me what's wrong.
I am sorry Hoseok I have to do this to protect you and Dawon. I hurt you two once I am not doing it again. I then picked up my phone and called Jungkook. "Hey can I see you and Taehyung for a second." Without hesitation he answered back, "Alright I'll see you at the cafe by the office." He then hung up and I headed to my apartment and grabbed a box with the formula for the serum. The last thing I can do for Hoseok is to make his next product the best.
As soon as I hung up my call from Kurumi I dialed Taehyung's number,"Hello~" I rolled my eyes, "Tae Kurumi called me and said that she wants to meet with us. I told her to meet us at the cafe so get ready and come pick me up." He laughed,"Alright baby Jungkook I'll come pick you up." He then hung up. He was mocking me just because he is a couple of years older than me but we all knew who was more mature. I then got ready and right when I finished Tae was already there. "So why do you think she wants to meet with us." I shrugged maybe its about work,"You know she barely talks to us unless it was for work." He nodded," True. Let's go and find out then."
When we arrived at the cafe I saw her sipping on a strawberry lemonade as she waved at us with a smile. "How cute~" I looked at Tae as he approached her with his box smile as he waved back. Tae and I both took a seat right in front of her. "I have something to give to you guys okay and I need your help too." I looked at her I felt skeptical about what she was going on about but I nodded,"Sure what's up?" She then handed us a file,"Don't open it here...but I also want you to wait a few more months before using that. And don't tell Hos-- I mean Mr. Jung about this...okay?" I nodded,"Okay but why did something happen?" She looked at her drink then back at Tae and I, "I won't be with you guys anymore for...a while. But if you help me it can go along faster." I looked at her confused and worried at the same time,"What do you mean?" She sighed," I met with the QRS CEO and I noticed somethings while I was there. For one, he kept getting a call from someone but I didn't see the name but I want you to find someone suspicious in the company." She then smiled at us,"I trust you both so don't tell ANYBODY. Just report to me if you find anyone suspicious. Also don't show that file to anybody. You hear me?" I nodded and I caught a glimpse of Tae,"Wait why do you want to find this somebody?" She bit her lip,"She or He may be leaking information about our research to Namjoon. I need to stop that person so I can grab hold of Namjoon and break free...so please Taehyung...help me" Tae then gave her a box smile,"Alright we will help you in exchange you be our friend again." She gave us a bright smile,"I'll meet you guys here once a month and you guys just call or text me if something comes up...especially with Hoseok okay?" Tae and I nodded. She looked at her phone bit her lip and stood up,"I'll see you guys later." Tae and I waved goodbye as she left.
"Alright well we go a mission from the ice queen herself." I held the file in my hands,"You watch over it Jungkook...I can't trust myself with that." Tae chuckled and I nodded,"Tae do you think she's in big trouble?" Tae shook his head,"She's strong...and smart she's probably already calculated his moves." I smiled and laughed,"You're right."