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Chapter Eleven

"WHAT?! Tell me more! Really?"

I knew from the start that Ellie would react like this. Every time I tell stories about me and it has a boy involved, she would react happier or more excited than me. Always.

"I have nothing to tell you more, Elle. That's all."

She looked at me with doubt in her eyes, "Hey Winter, do you know?"

"Huh? What?"

"Do you know that I am your best friend for more than half of your life, and I know you better than you know yourself. And trust me, with that look on your face, that is not all. You're hiding something." She crossed her arms and raised an eyebrow. She even mouthed, Spill it.

I rolled my eyes at her and did the same thing. "Do you know that I taught you to understand the lessons in Math, so if you want that to happen again, you better stop nagging and shut your mouth up."

She huffed and landed a playful smack on my arm. "Aigoo. You're really Winter Jeon, oh? You can sometimes be so kind and so evil at times. Aish."

"Of course, that's me. Now, let's go to school because I don't want to be late again."

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"Winter, I'm gonna buy us something to eat, so why won't you find us a seat, okay? I'll pay for our food."

The school cafeteria was swarmed with a lot of students. I hate this. I'm a bit claustrophobic, you know. If only Ellie hadn't paid for the food, I would have never bothered to eat here. It's hard to find empty seats at this hour.

"Excuse me, mister. Are there people sitting here? Can me and my friend take these seats?"

The boy's head was bowed down, because he was eating noodles, so I can't see him or recognize him. He just shook his head, so I said thanks and sat to the seat across him. The other chair was beside him.

Ellie the Monkey 🐒:
Where r u???
Raise ur left hand so I can see u.

Winter 🔥:
🙌🖐✋🤘

Ellie the Monkey 🐒:
i'm being serious here winter

Winter 🔥:
okayyyy sorry

I did what she told me and thankfully, after a few minutes, she arrived with a tray full of food on her hands. I pointed to the seat beside the boy, telling her that that is her place.

"Are you kidding? Johnny's going to be mad if he sees me sitting beside another man besides him and dad. Why don't you sit there?"

"Yah, it's just a seat. Why would you be afraid that Johnny's going to get mad? Are you in a secret relationship with that man?" I pointed at the person across me and raised my eyebrows at her.

The man, however, was still busy eating his ramyun, so until now, I can't see his face. His hair seems familiar though. I'm just not sure where I've seen it.

"Of course not!"

"Then sit down and let's eat."

She stomped her feet and sat down. I gave her a smile and said, "Good girl, Elle. Good girl."

Elle just glared at me while I stuck her tongue out at her. She removed the food from the tray and gave me mine. She even split my chopsticks for me. I sighed. Ellie is such a great friend.

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