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𝐗𝐈𝐕: 𝐀 𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐅𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐓𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫

𝒃𝒆𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒘𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒊 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑻𝑽 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒘. 𝑱𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒂 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒅𝒊𝒆𝒅 𝒆𝒕𝒄, 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔𝒏'𝒕 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌. 

Also as soon as you see the *** start playing the song above or you're a fake. 

We all walked through the colourful room, silence engulfing us. There were only 4 people left; Sae-byeok, Gi-hun and Sang-woo. At this point I didn't care if I won or not, I just wanted to go home. I missed my parents so much, and my welcoming bed. If I didn't win, my parents would never know what happened to me, assuming I got involved with a gang or ran away. 

We made it back to the main room, and I saw that all 4 beds were spread out, each in their own corners. I zipped up my jacket as I limped over to my bed. I was shaking until I heard footsteps behind me. I felt a hand on my shoulder, before I was pulled to face Sae-byeok. 

"Y/n. Y/n?" She called out. I didn't answer, and just continued to stare at her face, before I felt my bottom lip tremble. She worriedly looked at me, wiping the blood off of my face. "Are you okay? You aren't hurt, are you?" She pressed and I shook my head, wiping away my tears. 

"I'm fine, can you just stay with me tonight?" I asked, gesturing to my bed. She nodded her head before ruffling my hair. 

"I told you you'd be fine, didn't I?" 

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Sae-byeok and I both silently sat on my bed. I had my head on her shoulder, as I clasped my shaking hands together, before she placed her hand over mine. I felt my eyes grow droopy due to exhaustion before the staff filed into our room.

"Congratulations for successfully making it through the first five games." One spoke, while 4 others stood behind them, holding boxes in their hands. 

"You four are now the finalists, and a such we have prepared a special gift for each of you. Before we reveal the gifts, please take a moment to change in the clothing we have brought."

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I told Sae-byeok to wait for me outside the bathroom while I changed. I slowly took off my jacket, and then my shirt. I let out shaky breaths when my eyes met with the large piece of glass sticking out of my lower stomach. I shakily grabbed onto it, before quickly ripping it out from me. 

Blood splattered on the floor, only adding to the puddles surrounding me. I grabbed a handful of tissues in my hand before pressing it up against the wound. If I kept it here and rested for a bit, I would be fine. 

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