From manager Noh's office door to the building's main door, Aroha searched internet for all available boutiques and shops that give evening gowns and party dresses on rent. And while in cab, she checked all the dresses available in her selected stores.
At first, she only look for cute innocent short dress, which korean girls usually wear, and make sure is matches ASTRO's image.
(If you want to see the dresses she selected, here the link for gdocs, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JQ51neKEygntIFLbmT2uR80on_tHzBveD15lMfgpse8/edit?usp=drivesdk)
But soon she realise that ASTRO have changed their image recently. Now instead of cute, innocent, fun loving sunny boys, they have turn into mature, masculine, sexy men. So now she should match their sexiness and maturity, in long formal dress.
(here is the link for long dresses, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-4SvKB6KIHAuYjHiWmrZIht5rYSduM9f76VnX03Po_8/edit?usp=drivesdk)
After hours of search, in several stores and a whole lot of bargaining, Aroha finally found the perfect ASTROHA dress,in her budget. The dress not only represent ASTRO and Aroha, it represents their relationship as well.
The white colour with pink hue, represent Aroha's calm, pure and innocent character, while purple butterflies represent ASTRO, who came in Aroha's life to make her more beautiful. Cover her and changed her for forever.
She spent almost all day, just to find the right dress, but now she need to find matching accessories. Which wasn't as hard as finding the dress, cause the same store provided her with matching accessories, with some additional charges.
By the time she reached her hotel room, she was a hungry, tired mess. She never spend so much time shopping, so she is tired af. And because of all these shopping, she skipped lunch and evening snack, and now feels like, she will die of starvation.
Lying on bed, face down, she is still undecided whether to sleep or eat. Not to mention she also wants to take a bath, as she was out all day. But before she could do any of these, a knock came from the door. The person from outside said it's room service, but she never ordered any room service.
When she opened the door, a waiter came in with a trolley of food and drink. Waiter told her that the drink is warm herbal tea, should be drank hot, so she should drink it now. And when she asked who sent all these. Waiter told he is not informed, he was just ordered to send it here.
Once waiter left, she pick up the drink and checked the food while sipping the tea. Even though she does not recognise most of the dishes, but they all look tasty and light. But start was in center, the rice. Just at the look of the rice made her more hungry. She was about to eat a spoon full of rice, she noticed a sticky note on the drink.
[Wash up before eating.]
It was all that's written on the note. Reading this, she instantly remember ASTRO. This must be sent by ASTRO, who else. To Thank them she took out her phone from her bag and face palmed herself. There was over 50 missed calls and 20 messages.
'Oh god, I forgot to change phone's silent mode to general mode, after coming back from fantagio.' She facepalmed herself, seeing this many missed calls and messages, Aroha got anxious, who tried to contact her so urgently.
Mom - 15 missed calls, 10 messages
Eun Woo - 5 missed calls, 1 message
SanHa - 3 missed calls, 2 messages
friend 1 - 2 missed calls,
friend 2 - 3 missed calls, 1 message
MJ - 7 missed calls, 2 messages
Dad - 9 missed calls, 2 messages
friend 3 - 1 missed call
friend 3 - 1 missed call
friend 4 - 1 message
JinJin - 4 missed calls, 1 message
Okay, she is officially dead, mom and dad will going to kill her for sure. And why Arohas are sending her messages, instead of sending message on whatsapp. And the thought came to her with another facepalm. She has deactivated whatsapp to make them anxious, then forgot to activated it. They will surely cut her in small pieces and feed to stray dogs.
She decided not to call back anyone who are eager to kill her, so she will only check ASTRO's message and call them back. But as usual, universe is against her, right when she was about to call Eun Woo, her phone rang and a knock came from door.
She answered her phone and door at the same time.
"Did you get it?" Came in Eun Woo's voice from other side of the phone.
"Mam, this is your meal sent by Mr. Cha Eun Woo." The waiter informed.
She nodded her head and gave way for him to enter.
"Oh, you get it."
"Yeah, just now."
"Mam, should I take back that trolley?"
"No, I haven't eaten it."
"Sure. Then I'll take my leave."
"You already ordered? I was late."
"No. Yeah. Yes, I ordered, while coming in."
"Oh, then enjoy your meal first, we'll talk later."
With that, her confusion doubled, just like her dinner.
Aroha was so stunned that she didn't move untill she heard her phone ring again. Who's it now? JinJin?
"Hello, Aroha? It's JinJin." She heard JinJin's voice, followed by MJ and SanHa, "MJ is here. SanHa too."
"We ordered pizza for you."
"We tried calling you, but you didn't pick, so we thought you are too busy with shopping, and must have forgotten about food. So we ordered pizza, because we heard girls love pizza, it help them relax." JinJin explained.
"My thought pizza. I say you like pizza." MJ shouted in background.
"Shhh, MJ hyung, stop embarrassing us, your English is horrible." SanHa tried to make MJ understand, but in vain.
"MJ hyung is saying that it was his idea to order pizza. He told us that you will like pizza. And SanHa is trying to make him quiet." JinJin explained in voice full of embarrassment.
JinJin, MJ, SanHa and Rocky heard a sweet laugh through phone's speaker.
"Thank you MJ, and everyone else too, but…"
"No but, we already ordered, it must be coming in couple of minutes. So enjoy your dinner, we are hanging up. Goodnight."
With phone line went dead, Aroha turn to see two trolley full of food. She already know, what's in the first trolley and what ASTRO ordered for her. Now all left is to check what Eun Woo ordered for her.
In Eun Woo's food trolley, there was a bowl of lemon chicken soup, accompanied by bread, in main course, there was seafood pesto spaghetti and Pavlova as dessert. All dishes are fulfilling, yet light for stomach, perfect for dinner, as expected from Eun Woo. His consideration brought smile on her face, which got wider after reading note that came with food.
["I specifically chose these dishes for you, they are neither too salty, nor have any heavy cream or cheese. So you can eat without worrying."]
He tried his best to be considerate, even if her eating habits are different than Korean. She don't mind eating salty and heavy dishes at night, because it doesn't affect her much. But whatever, it is intentions that counts.
She picked up a strawberry and eat it, before answering the knocking door. It was hard for her to close the door with both hands full, so the waiter who came to deliver pizza closed it for her.
She first sighed, then giggled watching all the food then clicked lot's of pictures from every angle. She has already forgotten how tired she was just 15 minutes ago. After clicking enough pictures, she went to take a quick shower then started eating. She decided to eat food sent by Eun Woo, cause it won't taste good after reheating tomorrow. She also answered everyone, one by one, while eating.
Her parents were just worried about her well being, because she suddenly changed her trip schedule. Her friends from Aroha group, messaged her to scold her not to play tricks with her, by taking Eun Woo's name. It took her 10 minutes of arguing and pictures of food she received to make them believe that she is not playing any tricks, but that was really Eun Woo. After that, everyone went blank with no message at all. So she switched off her phone and prepared to go to bed.
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