Jak said she’d be there to get you half an hour ago, why wasn’t she there yet?
Jak sorts through the outfits for the third time, “No, no, NO! UGH. I want her to be proud of me!” She covers her face and screams. “I hate this, I know [YN] won’t care what I wear but I haven’t seen Ji in over a month….why are clothes so hard?!?”
She closes her eyes, spins in a circle, reaches her hand out and grabs the first outfit it hits. “It will have to do. Ji better like it, he picked it after all.” She glances at her watch, “CRAP, she’s gonna kill me” and runs to change.
Jak had already arranged with Ji to have someone drive her in one of his cars to go pick you up from the airport. As they begin pulling up she can see the look on your face and pastes a giant smile on hers. Jak taps the guy on the shoulder, “Here…that’s her”.
She climbs out and waves at you, giving a little curtsie with bounce. “[YN]! You’re really here!”
Jak’s smile is now real at the confusion and awe on your face. Jak pulls you in for a hug and immediately pulls back, “Sorry”.
“Wow, who dressed you this morning?”
With a smirk she replies, “What? You don’t think I could put this together? How rude.” As her best friend since kindergarten she knows that you know her better than anyone. She gives you a wink and takes your arm heading back to the car.
“Jiyong did. He knows I have no fashion sense, he’s so cute! He went through my whole closet and arranged things. You’d be so impressed, I now have full outfits just hanging there waiting for me to just put on.”
You throw your head back and laugh. This guy is perfect for her, she’s never cared about clothes, her hair, or anything. In fact, she’s always been a tomboy, gorgeous, but a tomboy. The fact that this guy can get her to dress up to pick you up at the airport, is amazing. She must be in love.
“Do you mind if we stop at his place before the apartment? He’s coming home today and I haven’t seen him in almost a month.”
“I’m sure you don’t want me there. Just drop me off at the apartment, I need to crash.” You look over at her, “Remember how long of a flight I just got off of?”
“He’s expecting you with me; he’s taking us out to dinner.”
You look over at her almost annoyed.
Jak gives you her best puppy dog pouty face, “You can totally crash in the guest room until dinner. Then you can freshen up, you’ll have everything with you! Pleeaassee?”
You roll your eyes, “Fine! Whatever, as long as I get SOME sleep in the next 24 hours.”
She beams at you, “Thank you! You’re going to love it here! Most of the Korean’s will leave you alone because they don’t know if you speak Korean or not. There are a few things different with manners, but you’ll pick that up quick. I’m still saying ‘thank you’ and no one else does.” She thinks a few minutes more, “Oh and dating. Yeah, you’ll have guys that want to date you. I’ll have to fill you in on that one so you don’t get stuck in a bad situation.”
As the car pulls up to a really nice looking house, you look out the window in amazement.
“Who did you say you were dating again?”
“Jiyong! His stage name is GDragon; that’s what his name literally means, Ji (G) Yong (Dragon). You remember him; I used to have over 125 pictures of him on my phone!”
You look at her, “You used to have over 500 pictures of mostly shirtless Asian males. How am I supposed to remember which one he is?”
Jak hands you her phone, a picture of the two of them is her lock screen. She unlocks it and there is a picture of a flawless, smiley, childlike man.
“Recognize him now?”
“Liar. No sleeping for you, you will be watching his videos before he gets home.”
Jak punches in a code and lets the two of you in.
You look around, “Wow, nice.”
“I know right?” She heads straight over to the large screen TV and turns on Youtube. “He always makes fun of me when he catches me watching his videos. So this will be fun.”
You aren’t sure how much ‘fun’ it will be while you have jet lag but you’re always up for watching some hot guys sing and dance. You watch her head into the kitchen and come back with two Mountain Dews and a bag of chocolate.
She tosses the bag of chocolate at you, “If I’m getting hyper so are you.” She takes off her jacket and undoes a few buttons on the shirt. “I’m so done wearing this already.”
“Why don’t you go change?”
“Because we’re going to dinner. I sometimes do twenty changes a set; I change my clothes as little as possible when I’m not working.”
“I’m actually surprised you’re dressed. I expected you to pick me up in your pajama pants,” you laugh.
“I totally would have! But since people know who I'm dating, I’m trying to make him look good. Can you imagine if they got a look at how I really am?”
You two sit and laugh, catch up, and your exhaustion from earlier dissipates. After an hour she’s bouncing off the walls and you aren’t far behind her. When Jak hears the door open, she jumps off the couch and goes running into the other room.
Jiyong barely has time to put his bag on the floor before his arms are filled with a red whirlwind. “You’re HOME!!!”
All he can do is laugh as she peppers his face with kisses, finally capturing her lips with his. “I’m very happy to see you too,” he whispers and bites her ear.
Before he can continue, she reminds him, “[YN] is in the other room”.
His glazed eyes meet hers, “Your friend…your FRIEND! Got it.”
She hops out of his arms and launches herself onto his back. “Forward!”
They show up in the doorway and she’s bouncing on his back, kissing his neck. His head is down as he laughs but you can see a big smile. He notices the Mountain Dew on the coffee table and you on the couch. Untangling himself he holds his hand out to shake yours.
“[YN]? It’s nice to meet you.” He looks back at Jak with an endearing smile, “How many of those has she had?”
You can’t help but laugh, yep he knows her, you like him already.