The promo night was finally drawing to a close and you were still riding high from your short interchange with Jiyong, You had lost Chaerin and Minji again at some point during the night and were feeling a little lost. Spotting Dara eonnie, you drifted to her side, where she was coolly carrying on a conversation with some manager or someone. She seemed to catch that you were a little shy and helped you to find a place in the conversation for a moment or two.
After, she started to walk away and you followed, asking where the bathroom was. The night was almost over but you needed a break from the crowd. Washing your hands, you exited from the restroom and looked around. It had been at the end of a long hallway and you couldn’t quite remember how to get back to the main hall. Oh well, you could just follow the noise.
You opened the nearest door to where you thought you remembered the hall was… and ran straight into Seunghyun, who was just about to exit the men’s room. In your hurry, you’d ploughed right into him, accidentally putting the both of you into a very awkward position. “Omo, omo, omo,” you stuttered, trying to untangle yourself from him as he blushed a million shades of scarlet. You could hardly breathe, you were so embarrassed.
You stammered out an apology, but Seunghyun stuttered over you as you pushed open the door and your jaw dropped. There stood Seung Ri with one hand on the door frame, laughing so hard that no sound was coming out. You shrank back, but Seunghyun was still right behind you, and you realized that you were going back into the men’s washroom. You bowed at Seung Ri and ran out, crossing your arms over your chest. Someone caught your arm seconds before you ran into the party and you turned around, heart thumping. You expected it to be Choi Seunghyun.
But it was Seung Ri. Apparently, after shooting Seung Ri a death glare, Seunghyun had gone back into the bathroom. You ducked your head. “Ne?” you asked, wishing you could get away. You hardly thought you could face either of them again, you felt so dumb about getting caught in the men’s room.
“You know, I couldn’t help but see what went on just then,” he said grinning slyly.
“W-what do you mean?”
“You know what I mean,” he said with a grin. “And you know you’re under contract not to date.”
You shook your head; you were sure he’d seen what actually happened; was he deliberately misunderstanding? “We didn’t, er- we’re not…”
He cut you off and shook his finger at you. “I know, I know. Just havin’ a bit of fun with ya; besides, if you want someone to ‘help’ you like that, you know where to go.” He gestured toward himself.
You didn’t know what to say. “Okay, um gomapseumnida,” you said with a question in your voice. He dropped your arm and flashed you another smile before leaving you. To be honest, it felt kind of cool having his attention on you, but you still felt really bad about what had just happened. You stumbled into the hall and thank goodness, this time you were stopped by Bommie eonnie. Soon, you were back in the bathroom sniffing out the story to her. You were glad you had run into this eonnie first; she was usually pretty understanding, though she tended to show her emotions more.
It really wouldn’t have been so bad except that this was your first time being seen in public with them, and then you’d went and tangled yourself up with Seunghyun very awkwardly and got caught by Seung Ri, which was the worst part. You wondered if Seunghyun had come out yet.. After hearing what you’d told her about what Seung Ri had said to you, Bom got a funny look in her eye and smiled a little, pulling you out of the restroom.