28 • rides and chilly nights

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Chapter Twenty-Eight

"Thank you so much for this, Winwins. You don't know how much this means to me."

The three of us are now at a theme park. We had just finished three rides and had to stop to rest because damn, those rides make me dizzy. Good thing I didn't vomit. Eek.

"Of course, Ellie. We know how much you love this place." Winwin said, patting Elle's shoulder.

Winwin, Ellie, and I used to go to different parks everytime one of us gets sad when we were still kids. That became a habit that we carried until now.

"I just..." Tears welled in Ellie's eyes.

Winwin and I both looked at each other at the same time. Winwin sighed and I did too. We both enclosed our crying friend in a tight hug, earning series of loud sobs from her.

"Ssh, Ellie. Come on, stop crying! You're better than that. I hate to look at your crying face, d'you know that?" I said. Winwin just nodded in reply.

"Really? Gomawo–"

"I hate to see you crying 'cause I get embarrassed by it. Yah. We're in a public place, oh? You're makeup's smeared already. Jeez."

She said she put on so much effort applying her makeup which she learned from an online video tutorial.

"Psh. At least I know how to put a makeup on!"

Aigoo. This girl is really witty. Yeah, that's right. I don't know how to put on makeup like those I see online.

One day I tried to do my eyebrows but I ended up looking like a man who had grown his eyebrows for 20 years. I looked ancient.

Lipsticks aren't for me too. I can't even properly put it on without looking like the Joker or something.

"Whatever. Just stop crying, oh? It doesn't suit you."

"Arasseo, jinjja. You were like this too, you know? Tch. Let's just eat, okay?"

Winwin and I nodded. "Of course! Good thing you asked."

Ah, I love it. The feeling like we're free from problems. It has been a long time since I felt like this.

It is good to have your best friends by your side.

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"This is the last ride, right?"

I exhaled as I pointed to the giant Ferris wheel in front of us. Ah, going all throughout the rides made me exhausted. Ellie seemed still to be hyper whereas Winwin was keeping a straight face.

"Yep. Aigoo, I wish we had to ride more." Ellie said as she was sticking out her head like she was looking for something or someone. I don't know.

"Yah. What do you think you're doing? Who are you looking for, oh? Is Johnny coming here?"

She frowned at me. "Why you-! Do you think I'd invite that asshole here? Psh. I'm wishing that I'd see more rides so we can still ride them."

"What the hell, Ellie Hwang! There's no more rides, okay? WE WENT THROUGH ALL OF THEM! Yet you're asking for more? Oh come on!"

But it looks like Ellie wasn't even paying attention to me. She was still looking for something.

I sighed and scratched the back of my head. I poked Winwin who became unexpectedly quiet.

"Yah, we should take this one home, oh? She's losing it."

Still, Winwin kept a blank face. I can't decipher what kind of emotion is plastered on his face, but I can feel that something is bothering him.

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