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𝐗𝐕𝐈: 𝐖𝐞 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐇𝐢𝐦

I felt at home being embraced in Sae-byeok's arms, as she held me against her tightly. I couldn't stop the tremors and harsh breaths that were forced out of me. I didn't realise how much I missed this.

After a while, she let me down before wiping away my tears with the pad of her finger. She lightly touched the bandage on my neck, her eyes wide. "I thought-- I saw you--," she was at complete loss for words, and I couldn't blame her. I didn't know how I was alive either.

I sent her a grin, trying to cheer her up. "It'll take a lot more than a stab to the neck--," I glanced at a sickly looking  Sang-woo. "--to kill me." She pulled me into another hug humming into my hair as I wrapped my arms around her torso. "I'm glad to hear that."

I pulled away from Sae-byeok before heading over to Gi-hun and shocking him with a hug. We were never as close as me and Sae-byeok were, but he still meant a lot to me.

I was glad to be reunited with the two, but there was still an elephant in the room, and I'd do all I could for him not to leave this hellhole loaded.

◯ △ ▢

"I want to do it," I started, as Gi-hun, Sae-byeok and I all sat huddled on her bed. "I'm asking for another vote. If you all agree we'll be able to get out of here." And Sang-woo would leave with nothing more than guilt heavy on his shoulders. It seemed like a pretty solid plan to me.

Sae-byeok wrapped her arm around me, nodding her head. "I'll vote for us to leave. You got lucky once, I doubt it'd happen again." She said, looking at the visible bandages on my throat and my arm. We all looked at Gi-hun. All we needed was for him to agree too, and then we were out and free; and alive.

He looked at both of us sadly before slowly shaking his head. "I can't, I need this money. I'm sorry." I felt my body slump and I nodded my head in an understanding matter. But then I perked up. The rule was that if the majority voted to leave, then we were free to go. But right now, our numbers were even, so there wouldn't be a majority, but a draw.

"If you and Sang-woo vote to stay, and we vote to leave, then maybe we'll be able to leave while only you two play the final round." I felt like a fucking genius. Obviously, I wasn't sure if this was going to work. What if we were still made to play the game? But for now, I held on to the false hope of getting out and going home.

We all looked between each other, until both of them nodded their heads.

"I mean, it's worth a try."

◯ △ ▢

We once again stood to one side of the room. I thought back to only days ago, where we voted after the first round to leave, yet it felt like this occurred centuries ago. We already knew the rules, so the staff didn't bother reiterating them to us.

Once again we were met with two buttons.

◯ or X

Gi-hun voted first, his palm meeting with the green, circle button as we had previously agreed to. The scoreboard kept tally of the marks as Sang-woo went up and followed Gi-hun's suit, pressing green as well.

He took money hungry to a whole other level, and everyone knew it. I just prayed that Gi-hun would be able to beat him.

It was my turn, so I walked up to the two buttons, not hesitating to hit the X. 2-1. I saw Sang-woo smirk, obviously expecting Sae-byeok to press the green button, and making them the majority. I sneered at him before waiting on the left side of the room as Sae-byeok slowly walked towards the two buttons.

I wasn't sure why, but I felt my nerves begin to settle in. It wasn't as though I didn't trust her and expected her to press green; I trusted her with my life. My brain just went haywire and started coming up with possibilities on its own accord.

Sae-byeok slowly lifted her hand, and tension started to suffocate the room until she pressed the large X. 2-2.

Everyone looked at the staff, awaiting further instruction on how we would do this.

"It seems as though there has been a draw in the voting. Because their is no majority, those who voted no are free to go after the 6th game has concluded. However, those who voted to stay must go against each other on the 6th game. There will only be one winner." The masked person droned out, and I felt a weight lift off of my shoulder, before I threw my hands over Sae-byeok's neck.

"I told you it would work! I'm a genius aren't I?" I laughed, as she placed kisses around my face before nodding her head. "You are," she started.

"My genius."

I felt my cheeks heat up, before Gi-hun approached me. I let my hands slide from Sae-byeok's neck as I heard her let out a huff, before I gave my attention to Gi-hun. "You were right, I can't believe it!" He exclaimed, and I smiled at him.

"We'll be here to support you. You better kick Sang-woo's ass or so help me." I frowned at him and he quickly nodded his head. "Of course, I wouldn't let Sang-woo leave this place with the cash prize."

Suddenly, an announcement was made and we all listened intently.

"Attention players. Please line up in front of the door, as we prepare to bring you to your next and final game. Let me repeat that--,"

I turned to Sae-byeok. "Do you think that means us too?" I asked, as Sang-woo and Gi-hun lined at the metal doors that I had just previously walked through. I felt Sae-byeok push against my lower back. "I'm sure it does. Let's go wait just in case." I nodded my head and stood behind Gi-hun.

I wasn't that religious, but at that moment I prayed to whatever God was up there, that Gi-hun came back victorious.

By the time this is published and you've read this, I've already published the enemies to lovers book <33 all of you guys are going to read it and you are going to enjoy it!!!

for the college au book i'm in a bit of a stump so help a gal out and give me some ideas 😩😩<33

this is a bit of a filler chapter lol 😍 ignore that

but i hope you enjoyed and i'll see you on the next chapter!! <333

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