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[ THIRD PERSON ]

is this how love feels like?

She slowly opens her eyes, staring up at the blank ceiling. Her eyes squint, wincing at the strong lighting in the room. Blinking away, she slowly figures out exactly where she is, why she's lying on a hospital bed. As she slowly sits up from her hospital bed, her eyes linger around the room to see the familiar tray of painkillers and needles she saw before she had blacked out.

"You're the one I want, Soojung, because I'm your soulmate."

She chuckles bitterly to herself, shaking her head in dismay. If only she wasn't so stupid, so fucking stupid, she wouldn't have been in this position right now. Her health, her own state of mind, has been brainwashed by none other than the man whom she had fallen in love with.

That man being her own soulmate. But he was only selfish himself, all he wanted was someone to love him back, and he chose her as his victim.. knowing that he was her soulmate.

"E-Excuse me? What did you just say?"

"Soojung-ah, your heart belongs to me, you belong to me because I'm your soulmate."

Your heart belongs to me. It only took five words to haunt her and her own love-life. And right before her eyes, she could only tell that everything will be a train-wreck from here.

"H-How can you be my soulmate? Aren't you a glitch?"

"I'm a glitch because Seolhyun's my soulmate, and you're a glitch-"

"Because of you. How-How dare you do this to me? Was this your intention? For you to make me fall in love with you because you already know that you're my soulmate, and the reason why I'm getting weaker and weaker with every passing day is because of you? Did you not consider how I would feel?"

The door opens, and her eyes dart towards her doctor who enters into the room with a surgical mask covering his face. She flashes a soft smile, and he takes a seat right next to her figure on the bed. He opens up her diagnosis, flipping through several pages until he stops on the second last page of the package before looking up at her.

"Is there a reason why you decided to show up at the hospital, Park Soojung-ssi?"

Soojung could only smile sadly, tears forming in her eyes but she blinks them all away no matter how hurt she was on the inside. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, she was hurt because of one source.. Kim Taehyung.

"I-I want to permanently remove the petals.. the feelings.. everything."

"We can surely do that, but before we start with this procedure, you just need to confirm your soulmate with me so that you're sure that you're not making a mistake."

Her eyes meet her doctor's, and her doctor could only feel sympathy for her as he sees a single tear escape her eyes, but she musters a smile that was filled with sorrow and pain.

"Kim Taehyung." She whispers, "he's my soulmate."

"G-Great," her doctor stutters, "are you one hundred percent sure that you want to go ahead with this procedure?"

"I'm more than sure," she nods her head, "but please make sure not a single feeling is left behind, especially for Kim Taehyung."

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"I never had intentions on hurting you."

"Well, you sure did!" She screams, tears already falling down her cheeks, and his heart can only break at how broken she looked right in front of him. "Was this some kind of game to you?"

"Can't you see that I love you?" He asks her but she could only laugh at him.

"Are you sure you're in love with me?" She questions him instead. "Or are you in love with the idea of someone being in love with you even though you're a glitch? Is that why you chose me, a glitch too, to mess around with? Or is it because you're my soulmate?"

"None, Soojung." Taehyung reaches out to her but she could only move away from him. He sighs, rubbing his temples. "I'm in love with you, Soojung, soulmate or not. Why can't you see that?"

"Then why did you do it?" She whispers.

He falls silent. She wipes her tears from her cheeks.

"Why did you make me fall in love with you even though you knew that I would only get hurt in the end? You're the one that's slowly killing me, Taehyung. So why did you still do it?"

"Soojung.."

"You should go back to Seolhyun, she's your soulmate."

He steps forward but she only takes a step backward. She raises her hands in defeat as he could only feel his heart shatter.

"Don't come near me." She whispers, warning him. "If you really love me, you'll stay away from me. You wouldn't want me to get hurt, don't you?"

"Soojung."

"I said don't come near me!" She yells, and he flinches. "We both know that the more I spend time with my soulmate, it only makes me weaker, I could even die. So stay away from me, if you truly love me."

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Park Soojung. Victim #1.
Mission Complete.
Reason: Kim Taehyung

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