Soulmate 16

A cold stare. A volcano that’s ready to explode any moment from now. Taeyeon was in the pit of beating the shit out of the man in front of her. His smirking face didn’t help to calm her down. “Why are you smirking? You just shocked the shit out of us! Do you think it’s funny?! We we’re so worried about the kid! Specially Tippani! You don’t know how stressed and depressed was she when that kid disappear!” 

Silence.

“Mo-mommy was worried for me?” A lone tear fell down from the kid’s face then a little smile appears.

“Excuse me? Mommy? As far as I know, my crush is perfectly single and is ready to mingle to me and ONLY me. So cut this crap and go find another mother.” Taeyeon said coldly.

“I can call her whatever I want. You call her your crush and I did not say anything,” the kid counters.

“Why you!”

The man who was the reason of her misery speaks, “Are you seriously talking like that with a kid?”

“Are you seriously talking to me? You son of an impostor-“

“Okay. Okay. Sorry! I was just running away from someone because I stole the most valuable thing for him. I didn’t intend to scare you or anybody okay? I was just about to chat with this kid but when we came back, we can’t find you so I’ve researche-“

“You know how to use a computer?!” Taeyeon huffs. “I can’t believe it.”

“It doesn’t matter to me if you’ll believe it or not. We all have our own mind so go ahead. Back in the story, I’ve researched and found out that you guys are trying to solve a crime and is looking for miss Suzy.” The man sat down on the chair and puts his chin above his knuckles.

“You know her?”

“Nope. But her picture were posted in news so I recognized her face the moment I saw her. And as a form of sorry for what I did to you and your woman, I brought her with me.” The guy claps three times and a gorgeous lady came out from the kitchen part of the restaurant.

“Hello Taeyeon unnie. I am Bae Suzy. I saw you when I talked with Tiffany unnie the last time we met. I am willing to help you to free Yoona unnie. Just ask me whatever you need to know and I’ll give you the best explanation that I can give.” Suzy bows 90 degrees and smiled at her.

She was pretty. Minus the pale color of her skin and some scratches on some parts of her body. The saying is true, souls that haven’t reached their right place yet use the clothes that they wore before they died. Nonetheless, she was still decent than most of the living girls out there.

Taeyeon was shocked to finally see their key to solve the problem. A smile slowly reached her face. “Thank you Ms. Bae. I’m sure Tippani will be happy about the news,” she then looked at the man’s face. His toothy grin on display silently implying that he knows that he’s awesome. “I don’t know. You’ve helped us but that doesn’t mean that you are forgiven yet, so what did you stole, who’s looking after you and why are you dressed like that?”

The guy scratched his face, “First all, my name is Kibum. Key for short. And about that… hmmm… I was so bored up there doing the same shits everyday. I mean like every single day! So I decided to be a little sneaky and steal the reaper’s things and run away before I got here. See this suit? It’s pretty cool right? And the hat is awesome! I’ve wanted to look like this when I’m still alive though we can’t afford it. So now, I’m living my dream but I heard that a jealous fucker told Mr. Reaper that I stole some of his things. So yeah, he’s out there to get my head now and I’m trying my best not to get caught. Isn’t my life amazing?”

“You’re already dead.” Taeyeon huffs.

“We all are,” Key laughed and then stopped afterwards. “Hmmm… aren’t we?”

“Funny. So kid, why are you calling my crush your Mommy?” Taeyeon raised her left eyebrow. 

“Why are you calling her your crush then?” The kid answered back. “Being so brave when she’s not here eh?”

Taeyeon was out of words. She can’t think of anything to say. Her face turned red. This kid!

There was a cold staring battle between the kid and Taeyeon. Eyes glaring at each other. Brows furrowed. Hard breathings can be heard. No one’s giving up.

“Ehem,” Key breaks his silence. “Don’t you think we have important things to do than your immature staring battle?”

“THIS IS A SERIOUS MATTER!” Both of them shouted at him.

“Okay. Okay. But don’t you think finding the reason of your argument is more important?” He carefully said, afraid that he’ll face the wrath of Taeyeon and the kid again. Seeing that the two became silent, he speaks again. “So, why don’t you tell us your name first? Like she’s Suzy and here’s Taeyeon. Isn’t it easier that way?” He asked the kid.

“That’s none of your business.”

Bitch kid. Taeyeon thought.

“Pretend I didn’t ask,” the man said.

“Can we find someone who can talk to us first? I am already staying here for long and I’m sure that someone is already sent to find me.” Suzy speaks and they all look at her.

“Uhm, yeah right. Let’s go to Ppani’s home first,” Taeyeon stated.”Let’s go?”

“Lets.”

—-

Sirens filled the bridge area where the car fell. The divers already swam down the lake to find them. There are also police officers that were scattered around the area. Ten guys were caught, unfortunately, Lee MinHo isn’t one of them. He managed to escape the cops with one of his right hand man Choi MinHo. 

Thirty minutes passed and a group of men comes out from the water. “Medic! Medic! Fast!” They all shouted as they lay down the lifeless body of two women on the ground. “Faster! Their pulse rates are dropping!” Two rescuers tried to give a cpr as a form of first aid but it’s not enough.

“Move! Move!” Three men and a woman in a suit with a cross sign cleared the way and immediately do their thing. “God… Hang in there Tiff… Let’s go!” The woman shouted and the ambulance starts to move.

It’s dawn so the traffic was not a problem. They’ve reached the hospital in no time. “This is an emergency! Out of the way!” The woman from the team shouted. Her voice cracking a little. The people at the aile gave way as they rush the two woman inside the emergency room. 

“Please stay here ma’am, you are not allowed to enter the emergency room.” A nurse told her before the door shuts close and the light above the room turns on.

Her legs gave up. Suddenly feeling the tiredness of being a volunteer. She folded her legs and laid down her head on her knees, not caring about her colleagues that were looking at her. Keep her safe please…

After a minute of calming her adrenaline rush, she finally stood up. “Call their relatives. Tell them the bad news and make sure they’re coming here. I need to do something important.”

“Where are you going? It’s not your end of shift yet!” One man from the team tried to stop her but she doesn’t care anymore. “You can get fired! Yah!”

“I don’t care! Just do what I told you to do!” That’s what she says before running outside the hospital.

“Ah really… she always do what she wants…” the man exclaimed.

“Perks of being the rich man’s daughter,” another guy answered. “Stay here. I need to make a phonecall.”

“Aish… Stubborn woman… Hm. But it’s the first time that I’ve seen her like that. Lover’s Quarrel perhaps? Yeah right, perks of being the rich man’s daughter.”

—-

“Stop moving around Joohyun-ah, you’re making me dizzy. I’m sure Fany unnie’s fine. She’s a strong and cool woman. Don’t think too much.” Yoona tries to calm the young lawyer down by lightly pushing her down on the sofa. They’ve been anxious since the message arrived. 

The young lawyer sat on the sofa but her body wasn’t stopping from moving. Phone in hand. Prayers in mind. 

*clang!*

They both shouted in unison when a spoon from the kitchen hits the floor and breaks their silence. Joohyun runs to fix the utensil. When she’s getting back, her eyes caught some shadow but she can’t figure out what was it. “Did you let someone enter?” 

“No, I’m not moving from here since you go to the kitchen.”

“I think I’m that tired to see things,” she sighs.

“Let’s rest then. Fany unnie won’t be happy if she knows that you’re tiring yourself out.”

“Just another 10 minutes please.”

“Okay,” Yoona said as she opened the television, the midnight show is playing.

Silence.

“I told you to be careful! Ugh guys! Really!” The midget hits her forehead in stress.

“Sorry…” the guy stated and bovs down.

“Your sorry won’t change anything so don’t bother.”

“Uhm, Miss Taeyeon, where is your crush? From the looks of it, those two are alone here.” Suzy asked.

Taeyeon thinks. The last time she saw her was earlier when they were inside Tiffany’s car with Yuri. Remembering the cop’s moves makes her irritated.

“Probably on a date with a serious lover. How sweet.” The kid said making the midget sulk more.

Key takes the kid with him dragging her away from the murderous looking Taeyeon. “You should really know when to shut up kiddo.” He whispered while looking at the midget that is currently thinking of ways to torture a certain charcoal with some bits of a satanic kid.

*ring ring ring*

“Hello?” Joohyun answered her phone as fast as she could. She didn’t even bother checking the name of the caller. The nervousness that she felt earlier never leave her body. “Hello?”

Yoona can only see her lawyer’s reaction. She lowers the volume of the television. The phonecall wasn’t set in loudspeaker mode so she can’t really hear what they are talking about.

Joohyun nods, “Yes I’m Joohyun Hwang. May I know who’s this?”

Yoona saw how her facial expression changed from clueless into a shocked one. “WHAT?! Where again? Stay there, I’m coming!” Like a thunderbolt, the lawyer jumps off from the sofa and runs inside her room. Even though the four unwanted visitors can’t be touched by them, they gaveway afraid of the sudden ruish. In less than a minute, she was already in her coat and keys in her hand.

“W-what’s happening?”

“Unnie got into an accident. Let’s go.”

“I’ll drive. You can’t drive in that state.” Yoona snatched the keys and drag the lawyer outside not forgetting to lock the door.

“Ppani…”

“Your tears won’t bring the woman back here so cut the crap and let’s go!” Key shouted and pushes them outside to run after the two girls that was about to enter the car. “Fast! We don’t know where your woman is, so don’t be stupid to let them leave us all here. Run! Run!”

—-

There was a screeching sound. The engine of the car wasn’t off yet when Joohyun almost jump and runs inside the hospital. Yoona locks the door and runs after the lawyer. The four extra passengers slowly went out.

“Urgh!”

“That’s a long ass ride~” Key sang his favorite lyrics of a song while trying to help the poor Suzy. “You okay?”

A nod. 

The child runs inside leaving them standing at the carpark.

“That child doesn’t know teamwork at all. Let’s go!” Taeyeon exclaimed before running after the kid.

They walked and walked and see some souls roaming around. Some were kids, some were oldies but most of them are their age. The wild age bracket. Losing the kid in sight, they decided to look over the nurse station’s logs. 

Hopeless. There’s a bunch of files on the desk and a nurse is busily scribling something on some papers. A single movement wont be seen by her but that’s a problem. Taeyeon can’t hold anything anymore. It’s been so long before she had some nice moments with her crush that the charge she had has run out.

“It’s okay. We can check the rooms one by on-” Key was cut.

“Taeyeon?”

That voice! Taeyeon immediately looks at her back “P-ppani…” a huge smile appeared on the smaller girl’s face. But that joy was cut when she was dragged behind her favorite lawyer’s back together with Suzy. She held me?! I…I thought I’m not capable anymore… Oh yeah she’s my charger!

“I won’t let you get them under my watch! Not again!” Her voice loud. Losing the kid was enough. I will not let him drag my friends anymore…

“Uhmm… I’m not here to-“

“Tiffany unnie!” A loud shout from the back cut their little quarrel off. A little ball of energy comes running directly to the lawyer and engulfs her in a bone breaking hug. “I missed you!” 

Tiffany returned the hug and lifted the kid while glaring at the man at her front. “Y-you’re here…” she whispered while staring at the kid’s beaming eyes, “I thought we lost you, oh God…” Her heart swells. Too much joy. She thought she lost the kid. Tears nearly escaped her lids but it stopped when the man speaks. Her arms strongly encircled around the kid that she missed so much afraid to lose her again if she weakens her hold.

“Uhm… so… I’m not here to get them,” Key rubs the back of his neck as he looked apologetically towards the glaring lawyer.

“How can I be sure?” Tiffany’s words were like ice spikes burying deep into his soul.

Taeyeon decided to cut the scary aura around them and explain everything to Tiffany. It seems that the lawyer understands but there’s still  warning given to him. 

“Don’t do anything funny. I’m watching you.” Tiffany glared again at Key.

I never knew souls can experience goosebumps too.. so scary! Key thought.

“Ppani I’m happy that you survived from the accident.” Taeyeon smiled. Feeling thankful that her crush is finally out of misery. Out of danger.

The kid smiled too and buried her face on the crook of Tiffany’s neck, loving the warmth that her body produces. 

Tiffany looked at them. Her eyes express a lot of emotions that they cannot decode.

“I’m glad to see you Baej-Suzy,” the lawyer looks at the one they’ve been looking for and smiled warmly, “But I don’t think I’m capable of hel-“

“Ppani watch out!” Taeyeon shouted her lungs out when a crying man holding a woman’s hand in a stretcher covered with bloods together with the nurse attending her runs passed through them. She tried to drag the lawyer out from the way but there’s no time.

The stretcher runs through them without difficulties. And what shocked them more was when it passes through Tiffany’s body.

“Y-yyou…” Taeyeon doesn’t know if a soul can cry but she felt a lone tear fell from her eye.

“Unnie…” Suzy has her worried eyes too. While the kid continues to hug her like her soul depends on it.

Tiffany sadly smiled at them, “Uhm, yeah.. I can’t help them now since I’m just like all of you now.”

——-

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Soulmate 15

Two men wearing police suit, stand near the restaurant entrance. Another one in the rear part of it. One thing is for sure, the place is guarded by them due to the on-going murder case that happened there. The Bae Suzy Murder Case.

Yuri, even if she’s a cop, can’t really do much about it without making her license in line. They’ve been sitting inside Tiffany’s car with Yuri riding the shotgun seat and a sulking Taeyeon at the backseat.

“When will they go away?” Tiffany asked her cop friend.

“Most likely not, will they even leave this place without getting someone to take over?” Yuri answered.

Tiffany huffs. She leans in and looked near the shotgun seat’s window to take a look at the restaurant. The cop closed her eyes to sniff the intoxicating smell of the lawyer’s mixture of natural smell and perfume with her eyes closed.

sniffsniff

“How dare this piece of unwanted charcoal!” Taeyeon exclaimed.

Tiffany leans closer to the window and tried to maximize her vision hoping to see a kid inside, when she heard something.

sniffsniff

What the fudge? “Excuse me Yuri, did you just sniff my neck?”

“She did! That burnt charcoal did! I dare her to do it again and she’ll regret it!” Taeyeon burst out. Her face red.

Tiffany saw her expression.

“Hey what’s wrong? We did something more daring than sniffing,” Yuri said then wiggles her eyebrow. “Don’t make it a big deal hot ass.”

I’m not making it a big deal stupid Yuri. If you won’t stop, you’ll be in deep trouble soon. Tiffany thought as she looked sorry at her friend. She can see that the passenger at the backseat wasn’t liking any of it. Sorry Yuri-yah.

“When was the last time that you had someone touching you? Do you want me to help yo-OUCH! What the heck?!” Yuri holds her nape after the headrest of the seat bumped into her. “What was that?”

Tiffany glared at the sulking midget at the back when her friend was busy attending the source of her agony.

“She started it!” Taeyeon exclaimed. “How can she say that! I can only do that! Well, if you allow me.”

Sudden images of Sunny’s suggestion run inside the lawyer’s mind that made her cheeks look like it was punched by two bouncers. “Stop saying nonsense…” She feels hot all of a sudden.

“Nonsense? You call that nonsense and yet you are red?” Yuri said.

“Can we just forget about it and do our job here? I’ll promise to hook you up with some of my lawyers if you will just shut up now Yuri-yah. I can assure you that they have class and pretty. Oh! and they are clean unlike those sluts that you pay a fortune just to get an unsatisfying sex with. Deal?” The lawyer’s instinct kick in and Yuri can’t reject that interesting idea.

“Deal. But are you sure you don’t wanna get tou-OUCH!”

Tiffany shakes her head. She can’t blame Taeyeon for kicking her seat. That small woman already endured a lot of words for today. Her heart suddenly flutters at the thought of Taeyeon being over protective over her. But her thought was stopped when the reality slaps her hard. We can’t. She will leave me soon, I’m sure of it. I can’t let that ruin me. You are smart Tiffany. Don’t give the others the key to finally enter and destroy you.

Taeyeon looked outside. The cops are still there looking so much alive with a cup of hot something. If I will be the one to enter, they can’t possibly see me right? Taeyeon was about to get out without opening the door when a hand stopped her. Pani-ah… She saw the lawyer shook her head slightly with her eyes full of concern. She tried to get away from the grip but her crush didn’t let her escape.

I can’t manage to lose another one Taeyeon-ah… Tiffany thought and a sudden flash of images rush into her mind. She winced in pain and let go of Taeyeon’s hand to hold her head.

“Yah what’s wrong?” Yuri asked and cupped her friend’s face to see her clearly. She got worried when she saw her painful expression.

Taeyeon was stunned. She doesn’t know what happened. Her mind wanted to help Tiffany but she don’t know how to. Her heart ached seeing her crush in someone else’s arms instead of her own. Should I stop here? The passenger at the backseat sighs and went out. I need to find the kid… for Tiffany…

Minutes passed and her headache finally stopped. It was like her head was being hit with something hard on different sides. Too painful that she didn’t notice that Taeyeon wasn’t there anymore. “Ttae… no…” her eyes automatically looked at the restaurant. Her instinct says that the midget went there. Is she that stupid or something?! She knows she can’t get away from me! What if the reaper find her there? Oh God no…

“Tiffany are you ok-“

Tiffany immediately unbuckled her seatbelt and went out running to the restaurant leaving Yuri in the car.

“-ay? That was rude Miss Hwang. Aish!” Yuri run after her friend who was now trying to get inside with the two cops trying to stop her. Her vision caught the unethical act of the two guys’ hands landing somewhere that’s not even accessible for them. She hugs her friend and lifted her up to stop the contact between them. These pervert shits!

The cops were about to say something when she raised her badge and the two cops immediately bow down in shame. She was a senior after all. New recruits eh? It’s easier than I expected. She walked near the two of them without releasing her friend from her. Then she whispered at them, “If I see you two again touching somewhere inappropriate regardless of who it is, I’ll make sure you won’t manage to pursue your degree any longer.”

“Yuri I need to get inside! Please!”

“Fany-ah, listen to me. We can’t get in for now,” Yuri purposely whispered the last part. They can’t get in now but there’s still tomorrow. Never lose hope. 

She dragged her friend back to the car with a little difficulty due to her limbs flying everywhere. After making sure that the lawyer is seated, she started the car and drove away from the place.

Tiffany tried opening the door of her car and jump out but Yuri is fast enough to lock the door.

“I won’t forgive you if something happens Kwon Yuri…”

“What’s going to happen is you losing your license for barging in there without any warrant if you will continue this Fany.”

Right. How can you be so careless. Please be okay Taeyeon-ah. Wait for me. Tiffany said inside her mind. She can’t calm down knowing that Taeyeon might be in danger without her.

___

A gush of cold air walks pass through the two cops near the entrance and made them shiver. Feeling the coldness enters their skin to their bones and even up to their souls. Hairs on their bodies started to stand up and they can only hug themselves to ease the coldness of the night.

Pak!

The taller man felt pain on his nape, “Yah! Why did you hit me?!”

“What are you saying?”

“Acting dumb huh? Take this!” The tall man launch his fist on the other cop’s head trying to hurt him too.

The shorter shields himself from the attacks that sent them rolling on the floor, “Yah! I didn’t hit you! Really!”

Their fist fight continue and the real culprit just stood there at the entrance of the restaurant laughing her ass out. “If I know this would happen I would’ve told Pani to wait.” She laughs out loud again and enters the place without opening the door.

“I don’t think you should be laughing right now missing soul.”

Taeyeon froze on her spot and almost wanted to teleport back to Tiffany. Uh oh

__

Yuri halts the car. If the seat-belt wasn’t there, they would be a magical creature flying their way outside the car from the wind shield.

“Yah!” Tiffany shouted out of shock.

Yuri covers her mouth and silently told her to be silent. The car’s engine was off and they were under a huge tree that makes them invisible to someone who wouldn’t pay attention to them.

“Yuri-yah, I told you I’m don’t need your tou-” Yuri stops her again from speaking. When the cop points outside, she finally understand why they are hiding under the shade of a huge tree.

A group of men in black suit are circling around two guys who are kneeling at the middle. Their faces full of bruises and blood dripping from their heads. From the looks of it, they seem to have suffered a huge amount of torture. Huge big bikes parked at the side of the road with some of the men seated on it.

Tiffany immediately opens her camera phone and record what’s happening outside knowing that they can’t fight them if anything goes wrong. Yuri sent a message to her colleagues for help and back up.

“Zoom it,” the driver said and the lawyer immediately complied. When the camera focused on the guys, they noticed who the guy was.

“Minho…”

“I knew it! That bastard set Yoona up!” Yuri was about to go out and beat the shit out of him but Tiffany stopped her.

“We need a valid proof for that case but now we-holy shit! They saw us! Drive now!!!” The lawyer panicked when she saw the lights from the big bikes are directed to them. Oh God I didn’t plan to die like this!

Yuri hits the pedal up and drive as fast as she could in reverse motion, when she’s a little far from them, she drifted around and drove fast. The two men who were kneeling earlier were not there anymore. 

“When is your back up coming?! We’ll be dead before they come to get us with their turtle-like speed!”

“Yah! Don’t insult my team! Open the GPRS of my phone and be quiet!”

Tiffany didn’t fight back anymore and do as what she said. She also fished her phone and texted the two young woman in her home.

To: Juhyun; Yoona;

Lock the door and windows. Don’t get out. Stay in one room if you can. Put my bat near you. Take care.

Juhyun-ah, I love you ❤

Sent: 08/05/2017 18:37:55

After making sure that it was sent, she dialed someone’s number. The first ring was dropped. “What the…” She dialed again and again but it was all dropped. What’s wrong with you…

She bites her thumb thinking of some ways that will get them out of the situation fast.

Her depressed state was cut when her phone rang. She checked the caller but it was her sister.

“What’s up Hyunnie-yah?”

“Unnie are you okay? We’re worried. What was that message all about?” Her sister’s tone is noticeably worried. Tiffany felt sad about it.

“It’s just a reminder Hyunnie-yah, don’t get worried okay? I’ll be back tomorrow, sleep tight hmm? I’m gonna hung-up now. I love you, bye!” Tiffany almost pressed the read button but someone bumped the side of her car. Her phone dropped and the impact managed to break a part of it. The call ended.

“Aish!!! Fany-ah are you okay?!” Yuri shouted as she tries to get the wheel on the road. The hit wasn’t that hard but the impact was huge.

“I think I am!” Tiffany answered back. She saw the big guy with his huge axe in his left muscular hand. He was about to hit again when Yuri swerves the car which made the lawyer’s head bump at her door side.

Everything’s spinning. That’s the first thing that Tiffany noticed when she managed to look outside. Her vision was kinda blur. A series of flashing lights soon reached her line of sight followed by the blaring sirens. The police.

“Finally Yuri!” 

“I told you! We’re safe! WE’RE SAF-” Yuri was cut when a gunshot fires through their back tire and sends them moving from side to side until she lost control of the wheels at the middle of the bridge which made them hit the concrete barrier. Half of the car was up in the air while the other was resting on the road. A single move can make them fall at the lake with more or less 15 meters deep depth. 

Tiffany was unconscious at her seat. Bloods flowing from her head down to her face. There’s no single movement coming from the lawyer. Just her shallow breathing.

On the other hand, the cop was conscious but still blur about what’s happening around her. 

There was a loud sound from the rear part of their car that made it move forward sending them straight to the lake.

Both of the passengers didn’t know what happened.

A motorcycle halts in an abrupt stop in exact moment that the car fell down. “NO! Fany-ah!!!”

——-

It’s been so long.. I was super busy with school works and a program that we made as a project. But it’s fine since I am on a break now. Semester’s finished and will be back at uni in August! Hope you didn’t forget about this yet 🙂 Lemme know watcha think!

Lost? Find…

Inside the small apartment that a certain midget was currently in, Taeyeon was making a fuss about her long black hair. She is thinking of getting a haircut but her budget was fully consumed by their daily expenses like apartment rent and foods. Tiffany, her girlfriend, pays for the electricity and water bill for now. 

They were having a rough month since she was suspended for a whole month without pay for being stupid thinking that it’s okay to raise her voice at her manager slash friend in a friendly way. But the CEO who was at the other side of the office unfortunately heard her. She was about to fire her but her manager friend–Sunny, managed to persuade the CEO to just give her a suspension.

The CEO complied but he puts her under a one long month suspension for behaving like that. In the end, she really reflects through it. 

Her voice barely raises up even with her friends, Tiffany or even their pets. She never shouted since the day of her suspension. With this new attitude from her, her girlfriend was thinking if it’s good that Taeyeon was suspended or not. She likes this new side of Taeyeon but she feels bad for her. She loves going to her work but now, she was stucked inside their apartment. But she can’t really complain on going home with her girlfriend waiting for her with a freshly cooked food on their kitchen. More unexpected hugs. Kisses. Sweet gestures, and more. They also got a lot of time together since Taeyeon’s suspension. Cuddling everywhere. On the bed, kitchen table, living room sofa, on the carpeted floor, and even inside the bathroom that will take them hours to get out.

It was the last day of her suspension when she felt the will to have a haircut. Her hair was very long for her liking but the haircut fee is out of their budget. Another fifteen days is needed before she can get her oh-so-deserving-new-haircut.

She was thinking of the possible ways to make her hair shorter when the front door opens. Her girlfriend walks inside with her usual bubbly face.

Taeyeon gets off from the couch and then walked to where Tiffany was and gave her a small peck on the lips and a tight hug. “Why are you early?” She asked. It was still lunch time and Tiffany is supposed to get back home before dinner. 

“Why? You don’t want me here Ms. Kim?” Tiffany glared at the smaller woman after removing the arms that was circling her waist. “Are you hiding something from me?” The woman roamed around their home to look around.

Taeyeon was lost. She was just asking because her girlfriend usually comes home at evening but the latter took it the wrong way. All she wants now is to have some quality time with Tiffany before she gets busy with work again tomorrow and of course, her so-called haircut. A new hair style. A new life. 

Tiffany finally settles down on their sofa and throws a glare at the poor woman. “Don’t you dare cheat on me Kim,” she stated with her coldest tone possible.

“I’m lost Fany. Of course I won’t do that. You have the most perfect possession that I love,” Taeyeon grins.

“Then why do you seem so shocked when I get home by surprise? And please stop thinking inappropriate things this early.”

Taeyeon walks her way on the couch and sat beside her moody girlfriend before hugging her from the side. “Because you usually gets home by evening. Wait, are you suspended too by any chance?” Taeyeon raises her head from lying on the latter’s shoulder and looked at her directly in the eyes.

Tiffany playfully smacked her forehead. Her moody rage earlier long forgotten. “No, silly. It was your last day of suspension and our shop doesn’t have that much customer. Our head stylist lets us go home early for today. So I was planning to waste my day with you but it looks like that you don’t want me here.”

“You do not know how much I wanted you to be here Fany. Stop sulking now please? For Taetae? Hm?” Taeyeon persuaded. “Oh, and since you told me about your head stylist allowing you guys to go home, is Yuri available? I wanna get a haircut. My hair looks long.”

“Yuri has a date with her girlfriends so I think she’s not available. Yoona is going somewhere with Seobb. Why suddenly want to cut your hair? It looks fine and… hot,” Tiffany bites her lower lip and looks at Taeyeon.

Taeyeon grins, “I want a new start when I get back to work tomorrow. Can you do it then? We have low budget. Can’t afford to pay a hair dresser.”

“Why not wait ’til my salary? It’s in few days. And Tae, I’m a designer, not a hair stylist. I style the whole attire. Not the hair.” Tiffany said.

“I need to have it now so when I go to work tomorrow, I have it done already. You understand me right?”

“Hm, let’s watch a tutorial first then. I may have seen how Yuri and Yoona do it but I’m not sure that I can make wonders like them. You will trust your hair with me? Are you sure?” Tiffany asked just to be sure.

“I trust you with all my heart Fany. And I know that you won’t let me down because you love me too,” Taeyeon smiled.

“Okay then. But first, let’s eat,” the designer stands up and drag her small and cute girlfriend together with her.

“Let’s”

After an hour, Taeyeon took a shower so her hair was already soaked and it will just need a little drying then go directly to cutting and styling. Tiffany was with her pink laptop, watching some tecniques on cutting a hair. It looks easy when she watched it. The same feeling when she’s looking at how the twins, Yuri and Yoona, do the job. It looks effortless.

Finally having the guts to get the job done, she closed her laptop and walks out from their room with a wide smile on her face. It will be easy like cutting cloths right? 

Scissors check. Hair dryer check. Brush check. Silk coat check. Powder check. Clamps check. Confidence check check check. Tiffany is ready.

Taeyeon enetered the living room where the mission will take place. Her onyx eyes saw Tiffany covered in her pinkish apron-like silk cloth around her front with her hands holding the bluish cloth ready to cover Taeyeon’s body, from neck until her legs. A small chair at her front, ready to take the smaller woman’s weight.

“Are you sure about this Tae?” the taller one asked.

“One-hundred percent. I trust you,” Taeyeon said as she sat on the chair.

“Okay,” Tiffany stated as she covered Taeyeon’s small frame and clipped it on. She reached for her hair dryer and brush to make her lover’s hair dry.

The sound of the dryer echoes inside their small apartment. It took some minutes before her hair finally got dried from roots ’til the end. 

The hair cut styling begins.

“Fany why is there no mirror here?” Taeyeon asked.

“We don’t have a huge mirror that can be moved. It’s inside our room,” she answered.

“Okay,” Taeyeon shrugged and do her swag pose then chuckled afterwards.

Due to Taeyeon’s sudden move, Tiffany cuts a huge chunk of the latter’s hair accidentally. She was frozen in her spot while looking at the back of Taeyeon’s head. The part where the hair was cut off became super short that she’s sure, the latter will throw a fit. What the fuck did I just do? Tiffany… you had one job… and you suck as fuck. 

“Fany why did you stop?” Taeyeon asked then looked down.

Tiffany saw the huge chunk of hair and immediately kicked it out of Taeyeon’s sight. That was close… 

“N-nothing? I was just thinking of the coolest cut that I can give you boo,” Tiffany said and just decided to continue. Thinking that she can’t possibly glue the hair back. During the cutting process, she was actually thinking for a style that will suit the length of the shortest hair.

“Really? You are the best, the coolest, and the sexiest woman boo,” Taeyeon grins and decided to play with her phone while Tiffany is designing her silky smooth hair.

I just hope it will stay like that after you see your hair. 

“Taeyeon, I love you. You know that right?”

“Yep.Why suddenly asked? I love you too and you should always remember that okay?”

“Sure.” 

Her hands and scissor danced around Taeyeon’s swag-to-be hair. Her mind can’t think of anything yet. She was brainstorming when the smaller woman raised her phone to her eye-level.

“I’m lost and the instruction was in english, mind to help me gorgeous lady?” Taeyeon asked with her puppy eyes.

Tiffany looked at the screen and indeed, it was in english. The screen said, I’m the map, I’m the map, you are going the wrong way. 

She told Taeyeon what was on the screen then when the latter understands it, she proceeds to cut the hair, an idea finally struck her mind for a possible style. She always says she was lost. And the map was there. Oh my God Tiffany you are so brilliant!

Tiffany cuts the hair with a smile on her face. She was so passionate about it and she hopes her boo will like it too.

It passed an hour when Tiffany removed the silk around Taeyeon’s neck and put some powder on. She looks at her boo and admired her work. She looks so cute! Her smile was so wide until it strucked her hard. Taeyeon doesn’t like to be cute. She liked to be swag and cool. Holy crap! 

Taeyeon was asleep on the chair so Tiffany lifted her up with all her might and bring her to their bedroom. 

What to do? What to do? Oh gosh why am I so stupid!

When an idea gets into her mind, she immediately removed all their mirrors with the help of some construction tools that they have. She safely place them under their bed so the sleeping woman won’t see them.

Her hand reaches for her luggage and put her clothes in it. Good for a month vacation. After all is settled, she pulls out a piece of paper from the table and write something before leaving it where it is easily seen.

When she comes out of their unit, she stopped the first taxi that she saw and urges the driver to drive as fast as he could to go away from the place. The driver looked at her weirdly but she doesn’t care. She needs to hide for the possible World War III. 

When they reached their destination, she pulls out some bills on her wallet and drags her luggage with her. Her feet reached the door mat and rings the doorbell.

Just a few rings and the door opened, a tall and slim woman comes out. “Oh hey Fany what brings you her-” the tall woman was cut when the newly arrived woman pushed her to side and walks inside without waiting for her invitation.

“Oh God Syoung-ah. Pray for my soul for I have sinned. I am so gonna be dead. Please. Please hide me here,” Tiffany pleaded. 

Sooyoung didn’t asked her friend that moment and just let her stay inside her place. She doesn’t need her friend collapsing in front of her. “Okay? I’ll ask you later about it. But for now, go to the guest room okay? Rest a bit. You look so stressed,” the taller friend dragged her luggage inside with her walking next to them.

“Thanks Syoung-ah, you are an angel.”

“Non-sense. I’m sure you’ll help me when I needed you too,” Sooyoung lets Tiffany lie on her guest room’s bed and pulls the luggage inside. “Tell me if you needed anything, I’m just outside this room.” She closed the main light and then closed the door. 

Oh God have mercy on me… Tffany thought before her stress consumed her and she fall asleep.

A groan. A stretch. Taeyeon finally wakes up. She scanned the area and found out that she’s inside their shared room. It was so quiet. Strange. 

She decided to get off from the bed and she can sense that something was odd. It looks like something was removed but she can’t point it out yet due to her groggy state. “Fany? Are you there?” She asked loud enough for the latter to hear and then walked her way out of their bedroom.

No one answered.

“Fany?” She walks to the kitchen but she only found Prince eating near the fridge.

She almost forgot that she had a haircut, courtesy of her lovely girlfriend, if she didn’t squat down to clean the mess that Prince did and saw some hair strands. No, cut that. There was a lot.

Oh? Did Fany forget to throw my hair in the bin? Strange…

Her hand reached for the broom and dust pan and used it to get the remaining hair under their fridge. The amount of hair strands shocked her. It was a lot! She lets the broom and the dust pan to fall on the floor that shocked the poor white maltese and reached for her hair. Her mind almost regret doing so as the horrifying truth shocked her.

Oh God… Tell me I’m dreaming… Please…

She looks for any mirror but she found none. And it strucks her mind, the mirror are the missing ones inside their apartment that’s why it was strange.

Taeyeon runs as fast as she could and run inside their bedroom. Indeed, their huge mirror attached on the wall was missing. That pinky bish! Taeyeon looked around to find any mirror that she can get but there’s nothing. She tried to calm her mind and finally she remembers that her phone have a front camera. Upon reaching the small piece of technology, she found a paper near it, Tiffany’s handwriting.

Dear Baby Boo whom I love the most in the whole universe living at Seoul, South Korea as of the moment, East Asia, Asia continent, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy, Universe,

I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH AND YOU KNOW IT. I LOVE EVERY PEACE OF YOU AND YOU KNOW IT. EVEN YOUR MORNING BREATH IS AMAZING TO ME. AND FYI, YOUR HAIR IS THE CUTEST, THE BOLDEST, AND LITERALLY THE COOLEST HAIR THAT I’VE SEEN. DON’T KILL ME TAEYEON PLEASE. ASK SUNNY AND SHE’LL SAY THE SAME. BUT FOR NOW, I NEED TO DO A DAMAGE CONTROL SO I’LL NOT BE GOING HOME ‘TIL YOU COOL DOWN.

PS. DORA’S HAIRSTYLE SUITS YOU, NO JOKE. AND I BELIEVE YOU WON’T GET LOST ANYMORE. 

YOUR HOT AND SEXY BOO,

FANY

Taeyeon stared at the small piece of paper for minutes, reading it again and again. And Dora’s name was the most attractive word on her mind. She immediately fishes her phone from the table and open the front camera. What she saw make her reach the state of nirvana. She doesn’t move, doesn’t speak. Basically does not do anything like a statue. She may look calm outside, but inside, she is not. Far from calm. I can’t believe she made me look like that No Permanent Address bitch that doesn’t change clothes… Calm down Taeng, you need not to shout… It’s new life. And Dora is fi-

“STEPHANIE HWANG MIYOUNG YOU ARE SO DEAD WHEN I SEE YOU!!!”

 —

Soulmate 13

“What happened?” Tiffany asked silently when the passengers inside the plane that they are currently in start grunting in displeasure.

The kid is sitting on Taeyeon’s lap near the plane’s window while looking outside, doesn’t giving a care what was happening inside. Taeyeon on the other hand, looks around and tries to know what was happening even though she’s stucked on her seat. This feels like her first plane trip with Tiffany when they still don’t understand each other. But here they are now looking like a complete family with a kid that they still don’t know what to address. Thinking about the family thing makes her smile like an idiot. And when Tiffany glanced at her, she looked at the window to hide her grinning face.

A tap makes her look back, “Why are you smiling?”

Taeyeon just shrugged and looked back at the window with her smile not fading away.

Tiffany shook her head and ask a passenger near her seat about the little chaos.

“Excuse me Ma’am, but do you mind if I ask why are they being like that?” She asked pertaining to the other passengers who were grunting for unknown reasons.

The middle-aged woman smiled a little at her before answering, “Maybe because of the delay? If you did not notice, we are delayed by 10 minutes already. Some said there was a crazy man trying to get inside. But it seems to be solved since we were moving now.” 

“Is that so? Thanks for the information Ma’am. Is that your kid?” She asked when she saw the little girl looking at her while holding her PSP.

“Oh, she’s my granddaughter and we’re going to her mother at her workplace,” the lady explained as she looked a little at the little girl and Tiffany just nod. “What about them?”

“Excuse me?”

“I mean what about them,” the lady pursed her lips at her sides direction. “Are they your family too?”

Tiffany felt cold sweats running down her spine. How did the lady saw Taeyeon and the kid? Is she having the sixth sense that she has too? Or it was another part of Taeyeon’s changing process? Her mind can’t process this things now. “Uhm.. No?”

“No? You don’t know them?”

“It’s not like that. It’s…”

“Ah, nevermind. You look wonderful together like a family. May I take a picture?”

Tiffany can’t say no to the look that the lady was giving her, “S-sure. But I want a copy.”

Her hands tapped Taeyeon’s shoulder and asks her to pose for the camera not minding the questioning look from the latter. The kid smiled when she saw the camera lense that was directed at them and puts up a peace sign. It takes three shots before the lady stopped and thanked them.

When the lady looked at the picture, her brows furrowed, “Can I take another one? They were faded a little here.” The ajhumma asked politely. “Am I asking too much?”

Tiffany looked at Taeyeon again. Their eyes sending invisible messages. With a little raise of eyebrow, movements of closed mouth, tongue flicking and eyes widening, they had their communication. Tiffany smiled back at the lady and pose for another one.

“They are still faded,” the lady said.

“O-oh, maybe because of the sunlight from the window?” The lawyer said.

“Yeah, I guess.”

After some small chats, the lady started attending her granddaughter’s needs and finally stopped talking to Tiffany.

It felt silent again not until the lawyer felt a nudge on her side, it was Taeyeon. “What was that?”

“I don’t know so don’t ask me. Just be thankful that she didn’t ask why the kid doesn’t have her own seat.”

Taeyeon didn’t ask anymore. Tiffany can be a handful at time. If she said no, it’s definitely a no. Her guts told her not to annoy the lawyer anymore. When they land at Jeju, she’ll soon start to unvail her curiousness and no one can stop her.

“Can I sleep?” The kid suddenly asks cutting her mind battle.

“Of course. We’ll just wake you up when we get there,” Taeyeon answers.

“Can I?”

“Can I what?” Taeyeon asked.

Tiffany looked at them and she saw the kid looking at her with her puppy look. Without saying anything and a sigh, she opens her crossed arms and the kid immediately went on her lap leaving Taeyeon’s before getting a better position with her ears placed on top of the lawyer’s chest where her heart is located. Within the times that they’ve been living with each other, her instinct catched up fast and kept it printed in her mind the different types of the kid’s habits. 

“Sleep. You’ll both be tired the first second we land at Jeju,” the lawyer said and held the kid on her lap securely before closing her own set of eyes.

Taeyeon didn’t say anything and closed her eyes too. The consciousness that was keeping her up finally left her for good and it was scary when she thinks about it. This was not supposed to happen. A soul shouldn’t be resting. A soul should always be awake but here they are having their mind and soul shut.

It’s been a while since Tiffany closed her eyes. She felt a feather-like touch on her face. The eyes that was comfortably closed then started opening slowly. Her vision was blurry. The hands that was resting on the kid’s back tried clearing her vision by cleaning her eyelids but the image of someone touching her face is still blurry. One thing is for sure, the culprit has a short hair. 

“I’ll get them if you wont get up soon,” the voice of a man said.

Tiffany’s mind tells her that she needs to get up no matter who this guy was talking about.

And so she did. She sat up straight and her vision got clearer. But what her eyes saw made her shocked. 

Standing on front of her looking awesomely handsome with his hands touching her cheeks was the one they were running away from. A gleaming and sharp-looking metal blade on his back. The reaper. 

—-

“Hello?”

“Hello.” The person on the other line said. A woman. It was not a question. It was more of a demanding tone silently asking who is calling her.

Joohyun took a deep breath before talking, “My sister told me to call you.”

“Name your sister.”

“Hwang. Tiffany Hwang.”

It takes a second before the woman on the other line talk again. “Joohyun Hwang?”

“Yes I am. So I ask my sister to hel—”

“I have the files that you needed about Lee MinHo. Meet you in 30 minutes. I’ll send you the place. Delete this call from your phone. Bye.”

The call was dropped.

Joohyun looked at her phone’s screen. Disbelief written on her face. Who was that? A big question running now inside her mind. How did her sister had known such rude and annoying woman? That’s another one. How did she know what she’s about to ask? Probably because her sister briefed her but that isn’t a solid proof. Does her sister had that girl looking for the background of her client’s suspect way before she asked for help? Another question. 

She was standing near her office’s window looking outside. Her eyes saw a black motorcycle parked just a building away from their firm. The man covered in all black suit was looking around. He was suspicious. She was about to call the guards when her phone lits up. A message was received. She opens it and the address that she knew well was displayed on her screen. 

She decided to drop her hunch and just leave the man alone for now. Client first before others. And with that, she gets her purse and locks her office’s door leaving her assistant outside at the table.

—-

A sudden bolt made Taeyeon and the kid awake. Tiffany literally jolted up. Her breathings uneven. When they look outside, the plane was about to stop. They safely landed on Jeju. A confused and worried face was etched on their faces.

“Are you okay?” Taeyeon asked.

Tiffany looks around before answering, “Do I look like I’m okay?”

“Hey don’t answer my question with another question,” the blonde countered.

“I’m sorry. Let’s go. I’ll just tell you later.”

They walked out from the airport. Her right foot was about to enter the taxi when her peripheral vision caught an image of a guy who was looking after them but suddenly vanished on the sea of people going out from the airport. It was the same man from her nightmare. The man with the huge blade. The reaper. The nightmare of souls find them for real.

She moved fast and asked the driver to drive fast. Her mind is wondering how can she find Baeji and at the same time hide Taeyeon and the kid from the reaper.

There should be a way. There is always a way on everything. I just need to find it and discover it myself. Fighting Stepho. Fighting—wait what? Ugh. Nevermind.

In no time, they have reached Sunny’s place leaving her shocked and happy to see her friend back at the same time.

“Heol,” Sunny said when the kid and Taeyeon was out of sight.

“What?”

“When I said make out with her and you wouldn’t get pregnant by a ghost, I’m just kidding. But look at you now, you guys even have a kid. Aww, a complete family. What a nice view,” the small friend clasped her hands together and stared dreamily above. “You didn’t stop did you?” Sunny raised her eyebrows continuously that annoys the shit out of Tiffany.

“First, I did not make out or do any further things with her. Second, fix your time frame. The kid is older than the time I know Taeyeon. Third, I’m still a virgin so fuck off—”

“What a waste,” Sunny cut her off.

“What did you say?”

“Nothing. I said you are such a role model.”

“Whatever.”

Sunny grins. It was so entertaining to annoy the blushing lawyer. “Go rest a bit Ms. V.”

Tiffany raised her middle finger at Sunny before going to the room where Taeyeon and the kid was located.

An hour passed and they all gathered inside the kitchen.

“I saw the reaper.”

The utensils stopped clanking and making any noise after Tiffany said that. Even the kid was listening now.

“When?” Sunny asked.

“Today. I dreamed of him. He warned me that he’ll get the both of them if I wouldn’t wake up when I was sleeping in the plane. I jolted up but he wasn’t there. Then when we were about to ride the taxi. I’ve seen him looking at us but he vanished.” Tiffany pressed her thumbs and index fingers on her temple. “We just need to avoid him and get Baeji before him.”

Taeyeon puts down her spoon, “Help your sister’s case first before us. She matters more.”

“Nonsense. I am not the type to backout when things get hard for me. We’ll work on this altogether. No one will be left out. Just hold on, things will be better if we fight for them.” Tiffany said.

“But sometimes it’s better to give up the things that will not do any good. It’s better to think about yourself once. I don’t want to be a hindrance with your sister’s case,” Taeyeon said back.

“Don’t think of yourself as a hindrance. I’m good at multi-tasking. And besides, we’ve made it this far. I wouldn’t waste all of the efforts that was wasted here. You have a progress. You can rest. Can eat. Can communicate. Can touch. Can feel. And just earlier, you was seen by a lady aside from me. Just hang on a little will you? If I know that you are weak like this, I shouldn’t have accepted the guts to help you. Don’t make me regret my decision please.” The lawyer said while looking at Taeyeon.

“Psst,” Sunny whispered at the kid beside her. “Are we watching a drama series? What’s the genre?” She snickered.

The kid looked at her, “Romance, mystery-thriller.”

“O-kay? I get the romance but why mystery-thriller?”

“There’s still a lot to unveil and secrets to be known. And the thriller thing is who to get that mystery solved first. Will the good side wins or the bad ones? That’s the mystery-thriller part. And add horror,” the kid stated softly while looking at Sunny directly in the eyes.

“Woah. Are you sure you are a kid?”

“I’m sure I am.”

“You know something that we don’t.”

“No. WE know something that they don’t.”

Sunny pursed her lips, “I don’t know what you’re saying kid.”

“Sure. But one thing is for sure, we are both looking for the good side to win. I missed the old times and I wanted to feel it again soon.”

“Hm…” Sunny nods and didn’t reply back. “Hey is this a tv series?” She said louder in order for the two individuals to hear.

“Fuck off!” They both said.

“Nice teamwork fuckers,” Sunny laughed and continue eating not after giving a wink to the kid.

The kid can only shake her small head.

“Sunny help us,” Tiffany said. “How can we locate a wandering ghost around?”

“Look where she was when you last saw her. Or the places she loved to visit or stay when she’s still live. Research about it.”

“Okay thanks. Can the kid stay here while we’re out?”

“Yeah it’s fin—”

“I wanna go with you,” the kid cuts Sunny off.

“But it’s dangerous,” Tiffany said.

“Well, it doesn’t stop Taeyeon unnie to join you.”

“But she’s older.”

“Yeah, but is a kid at heart and tall like a kid.”

“Excuse me?!” Taeyeon exclaimed. “We aren’t friends anymore kid! Cut the agreement between us!”

“Okay. But that doesn’t change the fact that you are still a midget.”

“Tippani that kid is Satan’s child!” Taeyeon childishly said.

“I’m just the child and you can be Satan yourself. Who’s the more evil now? Taeyeon unnie?”

“You two can stay here if you will be both immature. Ugh,” Tiffany walked out from the kitchen and walked to their shared bedroom. She needs to move fast.

“That’s your fault kid!” Taeyeon said.

The kid stared at her befpre cleaning her face and continued eating without saying anything. 

Taeyeon grunted.

Sunny snickered, “Taeyeon, you do act like a kid.”

“Yah!”

—-

Joohyun enters the restaurant that she and her sister love to visit. The interior looks classy but eco-friendly at the same time. Cheap but quality food. Friendly staffs. Clean bathrooms. Fresh ambiance. Comfortable seats. What more can you ask for?

Her eyes wander around the place. There’s a few people considering the time. Some students who probably cut classes. An old couple eating happily. A family of four. And a mysterious woman dressed in a leather jacket covering her white plain shirt, pants, boots, and a cap. That must be her.

Silent steps. Joohyun walks her way to the said woman.

“Hwang?”

“Yes. May I know your na—”

“Take a seat.” The woman looks away from her and pulls out a pink folder from her bag. “All the informations about Lee Minho is inside that pink folder. His connection with the Axe Gang since his high school days up until now. All we need is a solid proof and he’ll be jailed for his whole life.” The woman took a sip on her drink until it was over. “Waiter! Can I have another coffee? Make it two please! Thanks!”

“What is Axe Gang?”

“Came from the word itself, gang. What would you expect?” The woman answered her sarcastically. “Are you sure you are a lawyer? Pretty slow for one.”

The nerve of this woman!

“Excuse me? Are you questioning my credibility?” Joohyun fires back.

“Chill down. Hold your tits woman. I am here to help,” the woman said in a calm tone. “Axe Gang, they call it AxeG then add another abbreviation after the name itself that depends on what place they were doing criminal things. For example, if the members were in Busan, it would be Axeg—BCO which stands for Busan Chapter Operations. If you heard some carnapping, holdup victims or even drug dealings and robberies, you can expect that those things were from their members.”

“So AxeG—SCO stands for the Seoul members? Ugh. Then he is really capable of killing people. Why didn’t I realise it sooner.” Joohyun massaged her temple.

“I’m wondering about that too.”

Joohyun glared at her. The insults are getting out of hand.

The woman raised both of her hands at head height in surrender, “You have your sister’s aura. Scary as fuck. But anyways, yeah he is capable of killing. How can I say so? Simple. He killed the leader of the gang to take over it and claim the superiority. Now, he controls the other chapters in which by the way was already took down by the Korean Police. The only gang chapter that was left operating was his group. He is manipulative. Very good at negotiating. So don’t be shocked if I say that you will lose this case if you can’t find a better and solid evidence.”

“How can you say so?” Joohyun interrupted her. “I’ve handled cases like this and I managed to win them. Who are you to tell what’s going to happen?

“Nice question little Hwang. Let me answer then one by one. First, you are in Seoul and the crime happened in Seoul so the case was filed here. That’s one problem.”

“Why is th—”

The woman raise her hands to stop the young lawyer, “You have your sister’s annoying characteristics too. Seriously, calm the fuck down woman.”

“Are you saying me and my sister are anno—”

“Shut up or I’ll leave.”

That made her silent. No matter how much this woman in front of her pisses her off, she can’t fight not until she gets what she needs.

“So since the case was filed here, automatically, the judge will be the one who’s residing here. You won’t win. Why? The officials here are corrupt. Not all but most. Lee Minho is a one rich guy. He pays them to side him. You can say bye to your motherfucking informant too. Jin Hanseok right? His family is on Minho’s hand. So even if he was reliable most of the time, he will lie for his family. So if you really wanna save that woman, all we you need is a very solid proof. And that is where you need my help.”

“What do we need to do?”

The woman smiled at her as she took another sip from her newly arrived coffee. “Hmm…”

—-

“Excuse me ma’am, did you see this woman somewhere?” Tiffany asked the restaurant staff where they ate with Baeji.

The woman looked at the picture and shook her head afterwards before leaving them when a customer called her.

It has been like this since two hours ago. They walked and walked and walked but no one seems to know her. Taeyeon and the kid seems to be in fine conditions now. Looking friendly like before.

“Wait. I heard something,” the kid stopped them from their tracks. She massaged her right ear and her forehead crunched. “Someone’s looking for Miss Baeji too,” she said as her eyes closed tightly. There was an unbearing pain that was attacking her 

“You have that ability and you didn’t even tell me?” Tiffany asked in defeat. “So that’s why huh? That’s why you suddenly asked weird questions after that time. I can’t believe it. You lied.”

“You didn’t ask. You don’t even care. All I am to you was a kid’s soul that is lost,” the kid looked at her straight in her eyes. Tears forming but she stopped it from flowing down. “You give me food, yes. You give me shelter, yes. But I don’t need any of them. What I need is unfortunately unavailable right now. You don’t have an idea how hurtful it is to be called liar for no apparent reason, do you?” A single tear dropped.

“Uh, guys. Can we no—” Taeyeon was cut.

Tiffany looked at the kid’s face. It’s hurting her to see the kid’s fluffy face at this condition.

“I think I’ll be going back home now. I will just ruin your search. And the voice stopped, if you are wondering,” the kid started walking away from them.

Taeyeon shook her head. Tiffany looked at the kid and was about to tell her to get back when the man in black cloak walks passed her and they both disappeared.

“NO!”

—-

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