Chapter 35: Save Me

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edited 07/05/19

i think i might finish editing part one today

i don't think i'll sleep until i actually finish

(it's 2 am in my country now)

My eyes feel heavy. I remember being on the ground but why do I feel something soft under and on me? I'm in a bed? Again?

"She's stirring. Is she about to wake up?"

"Looks like it."

"You're not going to eat her, aren't you?"

"Of course not. I have a beloved son who's a one-eyed ghoul too. I can't possibly do that."

"She's a girl, be nice."

"Yes dear."

I don't want to open my eyes but I heard Jeongin's voice so I'm back inside his home? I'm glad that he was the one who found me but now that I heard his dad, I feel afraid. His presence alone makes me internally shiver. For some odd reason, I feel something like flame by the sound of his voice.

"Does this happen often?"

"Not really. This only happens to those who becomes extremely distressed. She must be feeling a lot due to being a new ghoul, you said? Plus she doesn't have a family. That makes everything worse."

"Should I prepare coffee?"

"Food too, please?"

"You know I can't do that..."

"I'm sorry. Son, would you mind?"

"No, it's okay. I'll watch over her."

I almost sighed but of course I stopped myself and waited to hear them leave. Once they're gone, I opened my eyes to see Jeongin staring intently at me.

"I knew you were awake," he said with a cute smile that immediately made me feel a bit better.

"How did you find me?"

"My father did. He brought you here originally to be eaten but when I told him I knew you, he retreated his plan."

"Thank god," this time, I continued my sigh that I've been suppressing since Felix let go of my hand.

"What happened to you?"

"Well there's this bench and this old schoolmate of mine that–"

"Oh! You haven't seen yourself yet?"

"What?" I frowned and he helped me sit up. He grabbed a rectangular mirror on the side and handed it to me.

I swear I could have screamed if I weren't in a different home. I still have my manners despite being a ghoul.

My hair turned white. Other than that, nothing else changed. My eye is still red.

"How could this be? Did you dye my hair while I was asleep?"

"No that's silly!" He laughed which made me feel as if he was a normal 16 year old. He sounded so innocent but this world is too cruel that it couldn't accept that. "Father said that this happens to ghouls who feel an extremely heavy sense of emotional pain that's why I was asking you what happened."

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