Mark was a little surprised to see how close Koeun was to him. He focused on her eyes... her eyes that haven't once left his eyes. After a few more seconds as they sat there exchanging eye contact and their faces as close as a sheet of paper apart- Koeun finally realized what was going on.
Bolting back from her original position, Koeun cleared her throat to excuse the awkward atmosphere and moment between her and Mark.
Koeun: "So... are you excited about Mickey Mouse Club?" she tried to change the subject.
Mark: "Yeah, it'll be a great experience for us" he responded while looking at the sky again.
Koeun: "Us?" she felt her heart flutter again. Every time Mark included her, she felt like he was only referring to him and her.
Mark: "Yeah, aren't you excited as well?" he turned to face her.
Koeun: "Kind of.. Kind of not" she answered.
Mark: "What do you mean?"
Koeun: "I mean, I don't know if the world is ready to meet me yet. I don't know if the public will like me or even pay any attention to me..." she blurted out her worries.
Mark: "Don't live life in fear, Koeun-ah. If you live life fearing what others think about you, it's like living in a world you can't breathe in. You're not a robot. Just be yourself and I'm sure everyone will come to like you for who you are" he advised her.
Koeun: "But you said I was bipolar, remember?" she side-eyed him.
Mark: "You are though" he teased her. Hearing this, Koeun elbowed him in the stomach as Mark laughed it off. "No, but you're pretty cool. I think that's why we can still get along so well... even with your bipolar personality" he pushed his right shoulder against her left.
Koeun: "Sometimes... I wish I could be as kindhearted as Herin or as mindless as Hina" she began to compare herself.
Mark: "But then if you were like any of them, you wouldn't be as unique as you are right now" he boosted her.
Koeun: "Unique, how?"
Mark: "I mean sure, you're temperamental and hard to deal with sometimes... but you know right from wrong and you show your love and support through your actions and they're not just words or empty promises" he began to praise her.
A gust of wind swept the rooftop as Mark and Koeun sat in the middle of the entire building's peak. Koeun, who was in her practice shorts and her short sleeve, Mark notice her shiver at the strong blow.
Mark: "Here, wear this" he unzipped his sweater and lightly swung it over her shoulders.
Koeun: "Aren't you gonna be cold in that though?" she pointed to his sweatpants and short sleeves.
Mark: "I'm good... Canada's weather is no different from Seoul's summer nights" he said to assure her, "so I'm pretty used to it" he concluded.
Koeun: "Well... thank you then" she found it kind of hard to utter through her potty mouth.
Mark: "Don't mention it"
Koeun: "So how's your family doing?" she asked him since he mentioned Canada again.
Mark: "They're doing well... my mom thinks the company is starving us because she saw a fancam of me leaving the building" he chuckled. "She says I've lost too much baby fat"
Koeun: "Haha, she's just worried about you" she laughed along.
Mark: "How's your dad?" he asked her.
Koeun: "He's his usual self... always calling at the midnight minute mark, making sure I've eaten and completed my stretches so I don't get muscle cramps" she chuckled.
Before their conversation could carry on, they heard voices coming from all the way down the building.
Mark: "Who's voice is that?" he asked Koeun as the two continued to listen to the faint voice.
Koeun's Dad: "Excuse me!! Anyone in there?! Eun-ah!!!!" his voice got louder as he continued to bang against the locked glass doors.
Koeun: "Sounds like... my dad?!" she looked at Mark who was looking at her right back.
She bolted up from her sitting position, with Mark following behind, and slowly leaned over the building. There she saw, from all the way down, her worried father who was still busy yelling and banging against SM's locked doors and with Hina who was trying to calm him down.
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Ko Eun is your typical city girl whose dreams are to become an idol star one day. Her life turns upside down when she is street-casted and becomes a trainee in SM Entertainment. But it's nothing like she had expected. Part of a project called "SMROO...