Before I knew it, a month had already passed and within that month, I had to cover for Sunni at least 7 times already. She would leave work quite often and come back an hour or two later. Sometimes she wouldn't even be back claiming that she wasn't feeling well.
I was thankful there wasn't much work for me to do when she leaves. It was just the usual grabbing coffee, ordering lunch, and organizing files. I'd always wonder where she goes when she leaves, but she never tells. The thing that started worrying me was Jin. When she leaves, I would have to come up with excuses for her and I felt like horrible lying to Jin. She doesn't tell me where she is going, but I figured she would at least tell Jin. I'm running out of excuses to tell him. He would excitedly come to her office only to find me and I would see his smile fading as he questions where Sunni went.
Though I dislike how she often neglecting her job, I liked how she was flexible with my schedule. I had let Sunni know that I work night shifts at the bar and that it was tough for me to wake up at 7 AM to make it into work at 8 AM. She allowed me to go in anytime after 8 AM, as long as I work my full 8 hours. I also get the weekend off where I can rest and just concentrate on my other job. It's not every day where you find a job that is willing to work on your time. So, I made the ultimate decision to stay and work for Sunni.
It was Friday evening and I had just finished running an errand for Sunni. Before leaving for the day, she had given me another advance payment. It got me curious why she keeps on paying me ahead. I was on my way out of the building and didn't look where I was going. My eyes were on the white envelope full of cash that I just received from Sunni. I ran head first into a hard chest. I quickly apologized before looking up and realizing that it was Jin.
"Hi, Jisoo. How are you?"
He flashed his killer smile at me and I found it hard to breathe. Now that I think about it, I've noticed for a while now that whenever Jin is around, my heart seems to increase more than usual and I can't breathe normally. I really disliked the fact that he made me feel like this, especially when I know he's dating Sunni.
"H-hi Jin. I-I'm good." I awkwardly stuttered to Jin. He let out a cute laugh that sounded a lot like windshield wipers squeaking across the window.
"I can see why Sunni calls you cute."
I blushed feverishly and thanked Jin before rushing out the building. He called out to me to have a good night and continued towards the elevator with a white plastic bag full of takeout. He must have ordered dinner for Sunni and I suddenly felt dejected.
This is bad. This is really bad. I seem to have caught feelings for Kim Seokjin. Even though I see the two together all the time, I couldn't control the fastening of my heart everytime he walks by or says hello. His eyes were always looking for Sunni and I honestly couldn't help but feel a bit jealous of Sunni. She got his attention and love. Never before in high school had I wanted to be Sunni like all those other girls, but for once in my life, I actually wished I could be her.
The thing about Sunni is that she seemed to have totally changed too from when we were back in high school. She was a lot more human now. She never bullied me, but I've seen what she's done to other girls, and trust me it wasn't a nice sight to see. Plus being the pretty queen bee of high school mean that she got with every guy that she could. Yeah, she slept with all the guys in high school. Well, maybe not all because I know Yoongi Oppa sure didn't get to sleep with her. But it all seems different now. She has grown up into a well mannered and respectful lady and that only made me feel like crap for liking her boyfriend.
I got home and showered before leaving to go to my night job. I didn't eat anything because I lost appetite after running into Jin. My mind wasn't focused and I got many drinks wrong for the night. My boss let me off early because he thought that I wasn't feeling well. I took up his offer, but I didn't go home.
I stayed and had a few drinks before I decided to leave for the night. I got up to leave, but a familiar female figure caught my eye. She seemed drunk and was stumbling in her stiletto heels towards a booth in the back of the bar and she was wearing a skimpy black dress. I followed her and when she turned her around, I saw that it was Sunni.
"Yah! Kim Taehyungie! Get your cute little butt over here!" I heard her yelling in my direction.
I stopped in my track and turned my face away so she wouldn't see me.
Kim Taehyungie? Jin's half-brother Kim Taehyung?
Soon, a male figure emerges from behind me and made his way beside her. It was none other than Taehyung. He held her waist and slowly guides her drunken form toward the booth she was heading to earlier. My mouth was opened in shock.
Was she cheating on Jin with his half-brother?!
I marched over to their booth in anger. Maybe it was the shots that I had drunk earlier, but the adrenaline rush in me just wanted to punch her. I couldn't believe it. I thought she had changed. I know it wasn't my business, but Jin loved her so much and here she was in a bar, drunk with his brother.
"Yah! Choi Sunni! Yo-"
I bit my tongue. I saw Jin. He was sitting in the booth and Taehyung handed her over to him once they reached it. I turned around before they could see me.
"Aigoo! Our little Taehyungie is so cute Jinnie. When will you find a girlfriend Taehyungie? You're Hyung and I won't be able to hang out with you as often anymore after we get married," I hear Sunni drunkenly asking Taehyung. I slightly turned my head back towards them and I could see Jin holding on to her.
"Babe, you're drunk. Let me take you home," Jin called out to her.
"Okay, Jinnie. Take me home and love me! I love you so much!" And she grabs his face and gives him a deep kiss. Even in the dimmed lighting, I could see Jin flushing red.
I mentally kicked myself before running out of the side door where people usually step out for a quick smoke break.
How could I have thought that Sunni and Taehyung were together?
Sunni isn't the same person she was in the past. She's changed and I needed to accept that fact. I'm stuck in the past because I envied her. I wanted to use her past to find fault with her, but she is not who she use to be. I felt even more depressed now and really resented myself.
I was about to open the door to head back inside but instead, the door swung open and I came face to face with Sunni. She had a smirk on her face as she glared at me while letting go of the door and it shut close behind her. She looked sober. She wasn't staggering like earlier. Sunni grabbed my wrist and pulled me away from the door.
"Yah? You shouldn't be dropping formality like this. I heard and saw you earlier and had to come and set you straight Jisoo."
She took the cigarette from of a guy who was smoking next to us and huffed some into her lungs before blowing the smoke in my face. I coughed and fanned the smoke away. The guy seemed to like what Sunni did and gave her a cheesy grin.
"Hey, sexy. If you need another stick in your mouth later, I'll gladly volunteer."
"Get lost loser. You not even worth my time."
The guy looked offended, but eventually, just let it passed. He took out his business card from his wallet and put it right in the middle of Sunni's cleavage. Her firm chest held the card in place and I just widen my eyes in shock.
"My name is Kang Jisung. Remember it, babe."
He leaves the two of us alone. Sunni let out a scoffed laugh and took the card from her chest. She looked at the card and her face had a slight smirk. She stuffs the business card into her clutch before turning her attention back to me.
"I'm still your boss Jisoo. What do you have to say?"
"I'm sorry Sunni. It's just that I saw you with Taehyung and I thought you were cheating on Jin. He loves you a lot."
She let out a loud laugh.
"I know he loves me. But even if I cheat, why does it matter to you anyway?"
She took a few more puffs from the cigarette and blew them in my face again.
"I didn't know you smoke Sunni," I coughed while fanning the smoke out from my face. That smile of hers never left her face.
"And neither does Jinnie."
The door opened and we both turn to see Jin and Taehyung but before they could notice us, she quickly puts the cigarette in between my lips and called out to Jin.
"Jinnie! Look who I ran into here. I just wanted some fresh air."
I saw a small smile appear on his face when he noticed me.
"Oh, Hello Jiso-"
He stopped and his beautiful smile was no longer on his face when he saw me. I couldn't move. Scratch that, I couldn't breathe. I was breathing heavily and he seemed to have noticed. His gaze soon moved down to the lit smoke in my mouth.
"Jisoo, you smoke?" He questioned me.
I don't smoke.
But I couldn't say it. I had a freaken cigarette in my mouth that was still lit. I didn't want to be known as a liar, but I didn't want to be known as a smoker either.
"You should quit smoking Jisoo. It's not good for your body. That's probably the reason why you're having trouble breathing right now."
Jin grabs the cigarette from my mouth and when his thumb and index finger gently brush my lips, I found it even harder to breathe properly. I started to cough and glared at the small girl behind the brothers. She smirked back at me and mouthed the word "cover for me" and did the zipping gesture to her mouth. Her long index finger found it's way to her lips as she silently shushed me.
I stare back at the girl quite puzzled. Cover for her? How the hell am I suppose to cover for her right now? My mind went back to our little conversation earlier.
'I didn't know you smoke Sunni.'
"Neither does Jinnie."
I finally registered the meaning behind her definition of 'cover.' She wanted me to lie and say that the cigarette was mine. My mouth could only hang open while I come to a realization that she didn't change at all. She wanted me to take the blame while she put on the innocent sweet girl act. I could only let out a small scoffed chuckle at the girl in utter shock, almost falling for her trick. She should be an actress instead, for almost fooling me too. Now, I really want to know where she goes when she leaves work and I have to so call "cover for her."
Jin threw the cigarette onto the ground and he was about to step on it, but I got to it first. I stepped hard onto the cigarette and looked Jin in the eye. I might get fired again but.....
"I don't smoke."
To Be Continued...
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