IS THERE GONNA BE A SECOND PART OF THE OTHER GIRL??? PLEASE SAY YES
Author’s note: YES!!! You can read part one here
The Other Girl
You shifted uncomfortably in your seat, trying to avoid Zen’s glare. His scarlet eyes narrowed as you squirmed.
Just ignore him… ignorehimignorehimignorehimignore
“Him-Ah, I-I mean, what?”
Crap, I’m not crying again, am I?
“…I asked if you invited Allergy to the next party,” Seven leaned forward, slightly tilting his head. His eyes softened, silently asking if everything was okay.
You gave him a reassuring smile. “Yeah, I sent an-”
“MC, can you help me with something in the kitchen?”
Zen moved his petite girlfriend off his lap and stood up. He walked out of the room without an answer.
I guess I don’t have much of a choice…
You sunk farther back into your chair and closed your eyes.
Maybe I can pretend I didn’t hear him.
“MC, aren’t you going to help him?”
You gritted your teeth and slowly stood.
“I guess I will, Yoosung.”
As you walked away, Yoosung ‘hmph’ed.
“Who spit in her coffee this morning,” he muttered.
Life. Life spit in my coffee.
You peeked your head into the kitchen.
Zen looked over at you, the familiar glare returning to his face.
Oh my gosh-
“-What the hell is your problem?”
Zen continued to stare at you, completely ignoring your question. The kitchen light above you flickered, and the low hum of the refrigerator filled the heavy silence.
“I don’t have to put up with this.”
As you turned away, a warm hand grabbed your wrist.
Slowly, Zen pulled you back in front of him. He closed his eyes and sighed.
You looked down at the iron grip he had on your wrist, and then back up to his face.
Seriously? First he acts like some angsty teenager, giving me the silent treatment, and now I can’t even leave?
The burning in your chest overwhelmed you, rage bubbling up inside every inch of your body.
Okay, okay, I need to calm down.
You looked down at your shoes, trying to remember what Seven told you before the party.
Seven placed both his hands on your shoulders. “Okay, MC, listen up. I’m about to give you some grade A wisdom!”
You sighed and tilted your head. “What is it this time?”
“If you ever feel too overwhelmed just count to ten!”
“You know… one, two, three-”
“I-I know how to count,” you playfully pushed him away, “but does that really work? I mean, is that what you do?”
“No, I just push away the people I love and dig myself into a hole of self-hatred.”
“Anddddd, why can’t I do that??”
“Because,” Seven patted the top of your head, “I care about you too much to let you do that.”
Zen let out a heavy sighed, bringing you back to reality.
Counting to ten, huh? Alright… I’ll try your way first.
You let out a breath and looked back up at Zen. He opened his eyes, loosening the grip on your wrist.
Zen moved closer to you, his eyes trained on your face.
Your back hit the counter, trapping you between the wall and him.
His cold eyes turned soft, and the smile you had grown to love appeared on his face once again.
You heart was beating so loud you could’ve sworn he heard it.
He let go of your wrist, slowly moving his hand up to your cheek.
The world around you stopped. Your stomach flipped, and you mentally cursed at your now flushed face.
Zen’s eyes looked down at your lips, his hand slowly pulling your face toward him.
You held your breath.
He leaned in to close the gap.
Zen’s warm and ragged breath tickled your nose. Your eyes wandered up to look into his red ones, his faces only centimeters away.
Despite everything your heart was telling you, you pulled away. Your back hit the cold counter again and you winced, readjusting your stance. You leaned against the wall and stared at the white tile floor, avoiding the confused look Zen was giving you. He cleared his throat.
“That was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.”
You bit your lip, failing to hold back the tears already streaming down your face. You looked up at Zen through blurry eyes. “You have a girlfriend… you didn’t choose me, you chose her.”
Your voice felt distant and unfamiliar. Slowly, you began losing control of your surroundings. The world-
Your world came crashing down. In one short burst of courage, you pushed past him.
“Can’t I love both of you?”
Those words stopped you in your tracks.
I’m such an idiot.
Everything felt cold and numb. Without turning around, you spoke up.
“Are you really so selfish as to keep dragging me along like some kind of… kind of… cat toy?”
Despite the situation, you smiled.
Jumin would be ecstatic right now.
You felt a hand on your shoulder.
“I’m not selfish, I just don’t want you to end up with… anyone else.”
“That’s the definition of selfish!! And who the hell else would I-”
That’s when it clicked. That’s when everything clicked.
You shrugged off Zen’s hand and opened the door to the living room.
“MC, please just… wait!”
But you were done waiting. You stormed out of the kitchen, Zen on your heels.
I finally understand now.
“There they are, we’ve been waiting! We’re gonna play charades.”
Jaehee smiled at you and Zen, oblivious to the fight that had just occurred in the kitchen.
“MC, pleaseeee be on my team!! I’ll be your best frienddddd!!!!”
Zen’s stare burned holes in the back of your head and you heard him audibly scoff. Seven stood up and smiled at you, extending one hand toward you.
In one big swoop, you grabbed his hand and pulled him toward you. You placed a hand on the back of his neck, connecting your lips with his.
It didn’t take long for him to react. He cupped your chin, deepening the kiss. When the two of you pulled apart, you were both out of breath.
You wiped your mouth, sending a cold glare Zen’s way. When you looked back at Seven he was as red as his hair.
“I-I thought you liked-“
You leaned your forehead against his.
“I like you, Seven. It just took one selfish prick,” you glanced back at Zen, “to help me figure that out.”
Seven gave you a goofy smile and-oh no…
“SevEN PUT ME DOWN!! D-Don’t spin me, I’M GONNA HURL!”
He laughed as he released you from his giant bear hug, plopping you back on the ground. You grabbed his arm for balance.
After you re-orientated yourself, you looked back at the shocked group.