Crooked (G-Dragon Scenario) - Part 3
Part three! ^^
Inspiration is practically flowing from my fingers today! And, also, thank you so much for all the support regarding this series! It makes me extremely happy and even more motivated to keep writing :)
Summary: He broke your heart two years ago and you left him. Time is supposed to heal all wounds, so will you take him back?
One month had now gone by since you’d been forced to pretty much drag Ji Yong’s drunk ass out of that nasty club’s bathroom. During that month, he had not exactly decided to listen to your request about being left alone. For you, it felt like wherever you went, there he was. Every time you hung out with either Seung Hyun or Youngbae, Ji Yong decided to show up by ‘accident’ and invite himself into staying for a while. It annoyed the hell out of you and you’d started to consider staying at home for a few weeks – so that you didn’t have to meet him for a while.
Though, it was getting harder for you to ignore the tingling sensation that ran through your body whenever he was around you. At first, you’d successfully managed to persuade yourself that it was just left-over feelings from the past you two shared. But by this point, it wasn’t as easy.
Something that was also getting harder was trying to truthfully believe that Ji Yong hadn’t changed during the two years you hadn’t seen him. Every time you saw him, he seemed to become more and more like the guy you remembered falling for. He was a gentleman and also so attentive that it freaked you out a little. He also seemed to be taking his future as an heir very seriously, often showing up dressed in expensive suits and talking about all the work he had to do at the company. You didn’t want to admit it to anyone, but the suit looked very good on him and hearing him talk about work with actual interest and passion made you secretly happy.
This particular Saturday, one of your closest friends Park Ri Sae – whom you’d met through Ji Yong three years ago, one of his childhood friends – had called you and asked if you wanted to go shopping with her. Since you hadn’t seen her for a while, you accepted her request at once and she picked you up within half an hour. After stopping to get a quick lunch, the two of you started your mission of expanding your closets.
As you walked past the window of a shop, Ri Sae suddenly stopped as something seemed to catch her eye.
“What do you think about that shirt?” she asked and pointed at a grey shirt on a… Male manikin.
“I think it’ll be a little big on you”, you said and laughed a little, earning a playful glare from her.
“Not for me, for my baby”, she said as a goofy smile found its way to her face. You found it so adorable, you couldn’t help but smile yourself.
“Wanna go inside and have a look?” she asked, “there’s a section with girl’s clothes as well”
Just as you’d turned around and were about to walked inside the shop, something right in front of you made your entire body freeze for a few seconds. Walking towards you and Ri Sae was none other than the person who’d started to feel like your own shadow. Kwon Ji Yong. He looked… very classy and handsome, dressed in a suit and with his hair immaculately styled.
“What is he doing here?” you quietly mumbled to yourself, but Ri Sae was standing close enough to hear what you said.
“I called and invited him”, she said and made it sound as if it was the most obvious thing in the world.
“What? Why?” you looked at her like she was crazy.
“I need a birthday present for my boyfriend and out of all my guy friends, Ji Yong has the best sense of style”, she explained.
“Did you have to invite him today…?”
“I fly to Japan tomorrow, remember? After today, I won’t have time to buy a present”, she said in a tone that made it clear to you that there would be no more discussions about it.
“… Fine”, you said and sighed.
What you didn’t know was the real reason why she’d invited him. She knew very well that he was indeed a changed man; that he was his old self again. What she also knew extremely well was the fact that he was desperate to get you back and would do pretty much anything to have that happen. She wanted the two of you to get back together, since you’d been perfect together and now that you were apart… Both of you were pretty much miserable, even if none of you wanted to admit it.
The two of you walked the short distance that was left to the entrance to the shop, where Ji Yong was now waiting. He greeted Ri Sae with a friendly hug, like he always did, and then looked at you with a smile on his face.
“Hello, ____-ah”, he said.
“… Hey”, you mumbled in an annoyed tone before walking inside the shop without a second glance at him.
Both Ji Yong and Ri Sae soon followed you inside and as you went to the women’s section, Ri Sae dragged Ji Yong over to the men’s section to look at a present for her dear boyfriend. You were aware of the fact that, even if Ji Yong never minded helping his friends with things like that, shopping with Ri Sae could be very tiring when she was on missions like her current one. The fact that he probably felt annoyed and like he wanted nothing more than to get out of there made you happy. Having him suffer a little wouldn’t hurt, right?
Within five minutes, they were miraculously finished and came over to your side, where Ri Sae instantly started to search for something she could buy for herself. The rich brat was somewhat of a shopaholic.
“Found some?” a voice behind you asked. You recognized it as Ji Yong within half a second.
“… Maybe”, you said and deliberately walked over to a shelf of clothes on the other side of the women’s section, not even sparing him a single glance.
Soon, both you and Ri Sae had found a few things to try on and therefor moved to the changing area. Ji Yong made himself comfortable on a couch placed outside the changing rooms. As you tried on the first few items and stepped out of the changing room to show Ri Sae and also get a better look in the giant floor-to-ceiling-mirror outside, Ji Yong didn’t say a single thing. This made you happy, since his mere presence put you in a bad mood. If he talked, it’d just get worse.
The last thing you tried on was a dress that had caught your eye pretty much the second you entered the shop. It was really pretty and seemed to fit your body perfectly.
As you stepped out of the changing room, Ri Sae dramatically gasped and you couldn’t help but laugh at her. You turned around and studied yourself in the large mirror, feeling even more confident about the fact that you absolutely loved the dress. No matter how much it cost, you had to buy it. Ri Sae told you the exact same thing before she had to rush into her changing room as her phone started to ring. Within two seconds, you could easily establish that it was her boyfriend.
“You look really beautiful, ____-ah”, Ji Yong suddenly said and you looked at him through the mirror, with a very surprised expression on your face.
“Wh-… Uh.. T-thank you”, you quietly mumbled and felt how you cheeks started to heat up and how your heartbeat picked up.
Ji Yong seemed to realize what he’d done to you, because you could see him smirk as you glanced at him through the mirror in front of you. This just made your heart beat even faster and you soon felt that you needed to escape for a while to calm down. Therefore, you quickly returned to you changing room and, as soon as you were inside, put a hand over your racing heart and tried to take a few deep breaths to calm down. How the hell could a simple compliment from him make you react like this? What was wrong with you? You hated him! Right?
Suddenly, a ringing phone outside the changing room caught your attention and you recognized it as Ji Yong’s, after having heard it a few times when he’d ‘accidentally’ showed up when you were hanging out with Seung Hyun and Yongbae.
“You should buy the dress, ____-ah”, he said in a casual tone before answering his phone.
This comment surprised you even more and your racing heart made you feel slightly lightheaded. What was your body doing?!
After calming down and changing into your own clothes, you exited the changing room and came face to face with Ri Sae, who’d been waiting for you. There was a huge, annoying smile on her face and all you could do was sigh and shake your head – silently asking her to not say a damn word.
As Ri Sae quickly looked through the jewelry section, you went to the register to buy some of the clothes you’d tried on. Among them, you didn’t want to admit it, was the dress you’d loved so much and that Ji Yong had told you to buy. Even if you tried to tell yourself that you were buying it only because you liked it, it didn’t work. The fact that he thought you looked beautiful in it had secretly made you want to buy it even more. Dammit!
You and Ri Sae exited the shop just as Ji Yong finished the conversation he had on the phone.
“I have to go”, he told the two of you, “problems at the company”
“Aw, but I wanted to get some coffee”, Ri Sae said and pouted, making Ji Yong chuckle.
“You just wanted me to come so that I could pay, huh?” he asked and earned an instant nod from her, “it’s not like you don’t have enough money for a coffee, Ri Sae-ah”
“Well… Whatever”, she said and pouted again. You couldn’t help but smile at her actions as Ji Yong chuckled again.
“I’ll see you when you get back from Japan, okay?”
He ruffled her hair slightly, earning shouts of protests from her, before turning to you with a small smile on his face.
“I’m really happy I got to see you today, ____-ah”, he said.
“Uh…”, you had no idea how to respond.
He bid you both farewell before starting to walk towards a car that was parked by the side of the road. After he’d fished a car key out from his pocket and had unlocked the car, he got in and drove off.
“Too bad”, Ri Sae said after a while, “free coffee tastes so much better than the one you have to pay for”
“Really?” you asked her, amused.
“Of course! Wanna get some coffee anyway, thought?” she asked.
“After what you just put me through, you don’t deserve to have coffee with me”, you told her in a slightly grumpy, yet matter-of-fact tone.
She instantly seemed to realize that you were talking about the fact that she’d called Ji Yong to come and help her. After sighing, she gave you a half-hearted attempt at an apology.
“He made you heart race, though… Didn’t he?” she soon asked, a big smile on her face.
“When he told how beautiful you looked in the dress”
“You heard that? But you were on the phone”
“I’m a woman! Multitasking is easy for me”, she said and winked at you, which made your attempt at staying annoyed at her fail at once as a smile spread across your face.
“Don’t put me through that again, though… Please”
“But he did make your heart race, didn’t he?” she repeated her question and looked at you expectantly.
“Yes”, you said and sighed.
“So… Coffee?” she tried again, looking hopeful.
“I promised my brother that I’d meet him, sorry”, you told her, “next time?”
After having said goodbye to Ri Sae, you went over to your brother’s apartment. He lived quite close to you, so you got to see him pretty often – which made you happy, since you loved your brother very much. No matter how much like a brother Seung Hyun and Yongbae were to you, there was nothing that could beat having an actual older brother.
“So what’d you do today?” he asked you when the two of you were sitting on his balcony, enjoying the last rays of the sun that had now started to set.
“I went shopping with Ri Sae Unnie”, you told him, not really wanting to disclose the fact that Ji Yong had shown up. Your brother didn’t exactly like Ji Yong after the hell you’d gone through because of him.
However, since he was your brother and since the two of you were very close, he instantly sensed that there was something you weren’t telling him. All he had to in order for you to spill your secret was to give you a look that said ‘don’t even try, sweetheart’.
“… She… Invited someone”, you started.
“… Kwon Ji Yong”, you quietly said.
“What?” your brother asked in a loud voice, surprising you, “that asshole showed up? Did he do anything? Do I need to go find him and beat the crap out of him? I could do that right now, so that he’ll finally learn his lesson and-“
“Oppa, calm down!” you said and grabbed his hand when he abruptly stood up, ready to run out the front door and search for Ji Yong.
Your brother had been very close with Ji Yong before your relationship started to become worse and worse. When Ji Yong started treating you like crap, your brother had started to hate the man with a passion – constantly telling you to leave him, before you got seriously hurt.
“What happened when he showed up?” your brother asked once he was seated again and had calmed down a little.
“Nothing happened, Oppa”, you reassured him, “he was there because Ri Sae Unnie needed help picking out a present for her boyfriend and he had to leave pretty quickly after that, because of work”
You decided that telling your brother about the fact that Ji Yong’d called you beautiful wouldn’t really help the situation.
“Okay… Good”, he said, “at least he’s not showing up outside your door…”
The last part was, you figured, not supposed to reach your ears. It did, though, and it confused you a lot.
“What do you mean by that, Oppa?”
“Wh-…?” he sighed, “I guess you deserve to know, since it’s been two years now”
“The night you said goodbye to him and left for Paris, he showed up at your place around an hour and a half after you’d left, a complete mess and absolutely panicked”, he said.
His words shocked you so much, you almost forgot how to breathe. Ji Yong had gone to your place that night? You’d always been under the impression that he’d stopped caring about you completely and that you leaving him hadn’t really affected him that much. You’d been wrong all this time?
“When I opened the door, he instantly demanded to see you and when I told him that you weren’t there, he asked where you were”, your brother continued, “when I told him that he didn’t deserve to know, he had the nerve to get mad at me… So, I lost my patience and gave him a little gift”
“… What kind of gift?”
“I punched the son of a bitch in the face”, your brother said, “he deserved it”
There were so many things that shocked you of what your brother had told you, that you didn’t know which one to focus on. The fact that he punched Ji Yong in the face didn’t actually surprise you all that much, but the fact that Ji Yong had actually showed up and had looked for you did. So he had at least cared enough about you to run after you? Why did you feel so happy about that?