Chen stared at her and he was right, he felt sorry. He felt a little guilty for using her like that. Although, he did still like her in a way but it wasn't enough to keep on seeing her.
“I think you two need to talk first.” Xiumin said. He went to move aside. Nari grabbed him but when she looked into his face, she saw that he knew something.
Chen sat on the hood next to her.
“You know, I really did like you but I got lost somewhere. I just wanted to tell you, I'm not going to bother you anymore.” He looked at her. “I care too much for Xiumin and… For you. It was probably driving you crazy, making you split your time. Being… secretive.”
She saw sincerity in his eyes, with a hint of longing until he turned away. He was lying. She has come to know better than he thought. She was relieved all the same and she was going to do the same. It was too dangerous of a game to play, especially with two people's hearts.
Chen slid off the hood of the car. He was about to give her a hug, then decided not to. Then he went to touch her on the arm and then pulled away.
“It was nice though.” He smiled a cheeky smile and got back into the car.
Nari took a deep breath and felt her shoulders lighten, and now for the other. She gazed slowly at Xiumin as he came back around to her. She tried to smile when he smiled at her.
“You found out… how, no, wait… why are you still smiling at me like that? Don't you hate me now?” she asked somewhat confused by his behavior.
“No. I'm not upset. I was before when I found out.” Xiumin laughed, “I never thought I would fight my best friend over a girl.”
“Fight? You and Jongdae got into a fight?” She sighed, covering her face, feeling guilty, “You shouldn't have done that, that shouldn't have happened. I'm sorry.”
Xiumin laughed at himself and how he and Chen fought, “Maybe it was a long time coming. At one point, his fists were whaling on me like he was mad at me. He was crying. So I let him. So don't worry about it too much.” He lifted her chin, “Whats wrong, why you crying?”
Nari didn't want to do it but she knew had to, she was causing trouble between them, “I… I really love you Minseok but if being with you is causing this much trouble then I think I need to take my leave from your life.” She waited for him to answer. There was a funny look on his face, like he was hurt and then like he didn't like the thought, then his shoulders slumped.
“Would you rather be with someone else?” Xiumin mumbled, “I don't want this but I will do what I can to make you happy."
“No. There's no one else… well, with the exception of… No, Minseok, you were the one I wanted first. You would be the one I choose in the end.”
Xiumin shook his head confused, “Then why do you want to leave me?”
“Because…” let out a deep breath, her heart was pounding hard.
“Just say it. Whatever it is, just say it.” Xiumin demanded anticipating what she was about to say. Worried as hell.
“Because I have feelings for the both of you.”
Xiumin's eyes widened, he looked at Chen sitting in the back seat. Chen didn't seem to be paying attention. He was looking down, probably at his phone.
Nari continued, “I never thought I would be like this or that this whole situation would come to this. So I've decided to just separate myself from the both of you.”
“No. I can't accept this. Please, let's just think about it, okay? My heart is still wrapped around you, I want to be with you. If you want time apart, then we can do that, as much time as you need. A month, a year, it doesn't matter.” Xiumin pulled her into his arms, pressing his forehead to hers, “You mean too much to me to let you go.”
Nari felt cold tears run down her cheeks, and then Xiumin wiping them away, “and what happens if at the end of that time I still feel the same. What then?”
“Let's not think that far ahead.” Xiumin leaned in and kissed her deeply. He made her moan into his mouth, making her body melt into his.
She wasn't going nowhere.
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