It was the typical new years eve party. Everyone was drinking, playing games, chatting it up, and having the time of their lives. That is, everyone except you.
Your best friend had refused to let you stay at home and watch dramas, insisting that you needed to “go out and have some fun for once.” It wasn’t as if you stayed home all the time; you just didn’t go out often… Or maybe that was an excuse to avoid social interaction.
But really, jokes aside, you just weren’t feeling it this year or the next year for that matter. Something about the new year made you intimidated, like you had to have plans, like you had to have resolutions thought out. You weren’t sure how this past year had been, but looking back you couldn’t remember anything stellar about it. That didn’t really make you look forward to the new year like everyone else. Wasn’t it going to be the same?
Maybe you could blame how you were feeling on the winter season.
Which totally explained why you were out on the patio right now, alone as everyone partied on inside. Despite the cold fronts this season so far, tonight had been unusually warm. Perhaps it was global warming. Either way you were outside right now, and with your sweater and jacket, you felt perfectly fine. Well, fine as you could be alone at a crowded party.
You were so lost in your thoughts that you didn’t hear another person make their way out to the patio. It wasn’t until you heard a voice that you noticed him.
You were startled slightly before looking over to see Ji Hoon smiling at you. For moment you got lost in his wide brown eyes before blinking and shaking your head slightly.
“Oh, um.. hi Ji Hoon. What brings you out here?”
“Just needed some air. You?”
“The same, I guess.”
“For the past hour?”
There was an awkward second of silence before Ji Hoon realized the implications of his words.