I’m worried about Tao first, and foremost. He’s sustained so many injuries over the past 3 years, and the torn ligament in his ankle is the worst of them all. I’m really hoping that the damage isn’t permanent, and that it’s something he can still fully recover from. Tao has yet to speak, and that gives me some hope that things might work out. If it turns out that leaving is the best choice for his health and sanity, then so be it, and I wish him all the joy in the world with whatever he decides to do next.
Honestly, my best case scenario is Tao stays with Exo, and becomes part of Yixing’s studio while he works on his recovery. There would be plenty for him to do that wouldn’t strain his injury, he knows a whole ton of people in that industry, and they all like him. Heaven knows the modeling jobs would come pouring in, he was practically made for it.
I fully realize that this probably isn’t going to happen, but hey, a girl can dream. This absolutely sucks for everyone involved, I can’t even begin to imagine what the rest of the members are all going through, and I really hope that they’re all talking about this with Tao. It’s such a huge decision, and he’s so young to have to be making it. I want him to be selfish and actually think about himself for once, and make the decision that is going to be the best for him.