01. glitch

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"I'm so sorry, but you are diagnosed with a severe case of the hanahaki disease."

Her heart drops at the new piece of information that she somehow has to deal with for the rest of her life. Being diagnosed with hanahaki disease meant one thing and one thing only, your feelings will eventually disappear because you are simply just a glitch.

It wasn't a rare disease, it is known for it's extreme popularity amongst other diagnosed patients. Every single glitch out there had their own reason, their own story as to how and why they were diagnosed with the disease.

"So, I'm a glitch.. just like every other glitch out there on the planet?"

Her doctor simply nods his head, and she lets out a soft sigh. She didn't know what to feel as she just sat there on her chair, falling into a deep trance.

Her doctor places his assessment papers and information down onto his table as he grabs a seat right across from her. She glances at him as he flashes her a sad smile.

"Is there anything I could do to stop it?"

"The hanahaki disease is known for it's healing process. It could be removed with surgery, however, the more you throw up petalss, more feelings will disappear. They work hand-in-hand."

"So, you're telling me that, if I throw up more petals, it's almost as if I'm also getting rid of the feelings along with it?"

"Exactly. However, I don't advise you to go straight ahead with the surgery mainly because you have to find closure with your heart and feelings."

"Closure? How would I do that?"

He laughs at her, taking a seat right across from her as he picks up the assessment papers. She raises an eyebrow questioningly.

"You would simply have to find the source of your disease. Find the man who's been the reason why you've been throwing up rose petals and when you do, maybe, just maybe, you'd make up your mind about having permanent surgery."

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"Are you sure you're okay? Didn't you go see your doctor yesterday?"

She groans in pain, clenching her stomach as she inhales and exhales deeply. Jungkook rubs her back as she leans forward and throws up another round of rose petals.

It only happened during econ class where she felt the rose petals finding its way up her throat. It took one knowing look from Jungkook and the bell to ring for the both of them to barge out of the classroom to the nearest washroom.

"I'm fine, just peachy."

"Dude, they look beautiful."

She leans against the wall, heaving as she feels her lungs start to clench. Right in front of her, rose petals were scattered all over the tile floors.

"I did go to the doctor yesterday, and I was right about having hanahaki disease."

Jungkook plops down right next to her, slowly sinking down the wall. He falls with an oof! before he sighs softly. She glances at him as he flashes a sad smile that resembled the same one her doctor gave her yesterday.

She looks away from him and looks back at the rose petals that flooded the washroom. The pain in her lungs seemed to vanish at an instant, and the petals in the pit of her stomach seemed to calm down as well.

"You know, no matter how ugly it sounds to have the hanahaki disease, the outcome always looks beautiful just to make up for it."

"Did your doctor tell you who you're throwing up petals for?"

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