Chapter 19

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I'm having a weird feeling about this. I know, some of you might be disagreeing with where the story is going. But, trust your author on this, I'll make everything okay. Plus, I know Mirae is infuriatingly annoying, but hey, I warned you people when I first introduced her ;)

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I had laid my first step in the common room, when I spotted Jinyoung with his classmates. I stopped. We were still avoiding each other and I didn't want to be anywhere he was. I was about to turn around go back when I heard someone call me.

"Mirae! Hey, wait a minute!"

I noticed Chanyeol waving his hands wildly, summoning me. My eyes automatically flew to Jinyoung who was watching us, though he turned his back within a second. I huffed out a frustrated sigh. I shook my head at Chanyeol, mouthing 'later' and rounded towards the door to settle in a quiet, cozy spot in the library.

But the minute I stepped out, I sensed footsteps behind me. Chanyeol was standing there, hands stuffed in his pocket. "What's the matter?"

"Nothing." To be honest, I'm just tired. I wouldn't exactly call today a good one. He gave me a disbelieving look but didn't inquire further. Instead a playful grin arched on his lips. "So, word's on the street that Jinyoung is jealous of me?"

I rolled my eyes. "I thought you said you weren't keeping tabs on me?"

He laughed merrily. "That's true. But I doubt you two will break up over it. He really likes you, after all."

"How would you know?"

"Because he told me." He answered breezily. "You-" His next words were interrupted by a loud gurgling sound.

"Good Lord, Mirae, was that your stomach???"

I grimaced in embarrassment. "Yes, I...sort of, haven't had much to eat."

"I can get you something from the kitchens." He offered.

"But they are so far away..."

"Have you forgotten who you are with, dear? I can go to the kitchen's from here in two minutes." He smirked proudly.

"Really?" I asked skeptically.

"Would I lie to you?"

"Yes."

"Okay, but would I lie to you about food?"

I smiled. "All right. Lead on, Chanyeol. Though I-"

At the very moment, Jinyoung came bursting out of the common room with an anxious face. "Mirae, I have to talk to you."

I glanced at Chanyeol. I felt bad about ditching him but he understood in a second and slipped away from sight with a wink. "See you."

I turned to Jinyoung, crossed my arms and fixed a stern expression on my features. I was reminded of our argument when he accused me of not spending enough time with him, instead being closer to Chanyeol. I wasn't going to forgive him that easily.

"What do you want?" My voice was steely as I met his eyes evenly. But soon enough, I realized that was a mistake, because his eyes were definitely my weak point. Deep and sparkling.

"Look, Mirae, I'm sorry I was such a prick today. I guess, I got a bit jealous, which is completely stupid. Because, I know you and Chanyeol are just friends, and barely even that, right?" He ended with a smile as he held my hands.

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