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D-3 till the showcase.

izumi sighed, downing her water bottle. her and felix were nowhere near finishing the choreography and their conflicting ideas weren't helping either. there were even a few arguments between the pair on ideas. in the end, they'd turn to minho for help on deciding which is better since the boy was neutral and only picked what was good.

izumi grabbed the tablet, playing the song again before standing up. she began dancing to the music, doing whatever came to her mind first. felix looked up from his phone, glancing over at izumi.

he was completely mesmerised by her dancing, watching at all the careful steps she took and how her body moved to the music as if she were fluent in the language. "you look creepy if you just stare at her like that." a voice popped out of nowhere, causing felix to jump in surprise.

he turned to find one of izumi's friends stood next to him, grinning brightly as he looked over at izumi. izumi caught sight of the boy through the mirror, stopping the music as she attacked him with a hug. "jeonginnie!" 

"noona~, you're all sweaty~" jeongin whined cutely as izumi squished him tightly. 

"when did you come in?" she questioned, looking up at him as she pulled away.

"a few minutes ago, you were busy dancing and felix hyung was busy-" jeongin was cut off as felix slapped his hand over the younger boy's mouth. 

"felix was doing nothing." felix nervously chuckled, glancing over at izumi who was staring at them weirdly. "anyway, who is this person?" felix questioned, removing his hand as he motioned to jeongin.

"this is jeongin, he's in the year below us, but an amazing dancer. and jeongin, you already know felix." jeongin smiled, nodding his head. "what are you even doing here anyway?" izumi questioned, looking up at him.

"you said you'd take me out for icecream after school." izumi checked the time, realising that it was already the end of the day. her and felix had been in the practice room since the end of lunch, and time had gone by quicker than expected.

"okay, let's end it here for today then." izumi smiled, going over to grab her things.

"wait, but the choreography-"

"i know, but right now we're not getting anywhere anyway. let's just take a break and pick it back up tomorrow with fresh minds." izumi reasoned as felix could only nod in agreement. "i'll see you tomorrow then, bye felix." izumi waved goodbye as her and jeongin exited the practice room.

felix couldn't help but feel slightly angry that izumi was with jeongin instead of him. he didn't know why, but felix couldn't help but think that izumi was closer to jeongin than she was with felix, and he didn't like that.

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"felix?" seungmin waved his hand in front of the boy's face, finally catching his attention.

"hm? what?" the boy questioned, snapping out of his daze.

"your slushie is melting." seungmin pointed out, his own slushie in his hand. felix nodded, bringing the straw to his lips as he quietly sipped on his slushie. "what's on your mind? is it the showcase?" he questioned.

"it's not just the showcase, it's izumi." felix mumbled, staring down at his lap. the two were sat on a bench at the park, it was a hot day so they decided to buy some slushies to keep them cool.

"izumi? what is it?" seungmin questioned, curiosity getting the better of him.

"well, i just feel like every since we confessed our true feelings to one another, we've been more distant. the showcase kind of made it worse since we're always arguing over the dance, and today she ditched me for jeongin. who is that jeongin kid anyway? and why are they so close to one another?" felix ranted, his tone raising in anger.

seungmin chuckled, patting his back. "it looks like you're jealous, my friend." seungmin pointed out. "also, you guys may have confessed, but izumi may feel like it didn't mean anything since you haven't asked her to be your girlfriend. she was the first to step up and confess, so she might feel burdened that you don't actually feel the same." seungmin explained.

felix nodded, seeing where seungmin was coming from. "wait, how did you know she confessed first? were you watching?!" seungmin looked away, pretending he didn't hear felix's question. "you seriously-" felix sighed, shaking his head.

"also jeongin is seriously an important person to izumi. jeongin and her brother were close. when she lost jisung, her brother, she was devastated, so she finds comfort in jeongin. i wouldn't worry too much about that."

felix nodded, biting his lip. he still had so much to learn about izumi. 

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"i don't know what to do, i've confessed and everything, but he still hasn't asked me out or anything! am i pressuring him? does he not actually like me back? what if-"

"noona, stop worrying so much." jeongin cut her off, shoving a spoon of icecream into her mouth. the girl frowned, glaring at the boy. "i can assure you that felix definitely likes you back." jeongin nodded.

"but-"

"no buts, earlier when i came to the practice room, he didn't even notice me because he was mesmerised by your dancing. if that doesn't tell you that he's whipped for you, then i don't know what does." jeongin shrugged, eating his icecream.

izumi could feel her face heat up, her hands covering her cheeks as she shook her head in embarrassment. "oh god, i must've looked like an idiot." izumi groaned.

"an idiot that felix is in love with."

"shut up." izumi couldn't help her fluttering heart at jeongin's words, but she was still embarrassed of her dancing. 

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// filler chapter because i suck and have writer's block :) //


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