Exactly. (/ stares back, a bit unnerved because now that she thought about it — the idea of Minho going with someone else rubbed her the wrong way — nevertheless relaxes as soon as the male smiles, shaking her head at his words) There’s got to be someone better out there for you oppa. (/ smiles anyway, touched by his words — at least, though much much more amused by his gestures. it was all the same — all of it — she honestly wouldn’t have liked it any other way) Of course I think so. (/ rolls her eyes) Nerds are attractive, oppa — I like them. (/ blinks a few times, telling the truth of course — then again she never really had a type but since Minho was a ‘type’ and she liked him, she could only assume right?) Oh.. tomorrow? (/ scrunches up her nose as she thinks, nodding slowly in response) Yes, tomorrow works oppa — we can hang out all day right? It’s been waaaaaay too long since we did that. (/ huffs a bit)
(/ puts his hands in his pockets while looking towards the ground, usually tends to fidget like this when he’s nervous or starts to become shy ) You know, I remember mum use to say that. (/ takes a moment to look up again ) But then again, I can’t really imagine caring more about someone than I do you. You’re just too important to me. (/ smiles warmly for all of what he said being true because to him no one could ever replace the friendship he had developed with the other no matter what it is now, what it was, or what it will be ) Oh, you’re just saying that! (/ teases her ) But none the less I’m glad to hear it. (/ chuckles softly, taking his hands out of his pockets ) Alright! Tomorrow it is. (/ looks up for a moment, making a mental note in the back of his mind ) Of course we can hang out all day, for as long as you like! It really has been a while, hasn’t it? (/ tilts head ) At least now we’ll have the time to catch up on everything we’ve missed. Promise?
Because you could’ve asked someone else, oppa. (/ blinks back at him like it was obvious, pursing her lips slightly at his words) The girls at the institution must be jealous you have a date — for a nerd, oppa, you’re pretty charming. (/ teases him playfully, eyes dancing in amusement and nods in agreement) That sounds fine to me, it’s been a while since I went out with you anyway, oppa. (/ inclines her head) When are you free?
You’re right, I could have asked someone else. (/ stares at her for a moment, acting as though he is being serious but ends up smiling so wide that he’s given himself away ) But then, why would I do that when I already have you? (/ nods shyly, much how he would when he was a kid—somethings really do stay the same ) You really think so? Probably not. (/ laughs lightly ) That same nerd is still just a nerd. (/ light sigh, rolls the sleeves on his shirt down to cover his hands ) You know how it is, they tend to go for the ‘bad boy’ types. (/ rolls eyes, it really is a sad but true reality that no one goes for class anymore ) Oh— G-Good! I’m free tomorrow, is it okay if I pick you up then? (/ tilts his head, desperately hoping she’ll say yes—its been a while since they’ve hung out, just the two of them )
Ah.. (/ blinks, shuffling her feet and runs a hand through her hair, sighing softly) I get it oppa, I — thank you. (/ blinks a few times, smiling up at him) I’ll pick out my own dress but — traditionally you aren’t supposed to see my dress till prom night no? (/ juts out her lower lip slightly at the thought, honestly doesn’t want to go alone — she still remembers how pushy the staff are after all) Can you come with me anyway, oppa?
Why are you thanking me? (/ tilts his head to side, smiles softly ) This is something I want to do. I should be thanking you, really, not only for allowing me to escort you to your first prom but to also treat you to something as extravagant as this. (/ just like any gentleman, he bows his head to thank her in a charming way ) Hm? Ah— You’re right. (/ lifts his head up, placing his hand on the back of his neck ) Of course I’ll come with you. What I’ll do is drive you to some of the upscale stores. Then, while you look around, I’ll talk to the designer about price and alterations. How does that sound? That way if you need me, I’ll be right there.
Eh? (/ blinks slowly at his words, biting her lower lip and nods) Ah… I see.. (/ sighs a bit and tucks her hair behind her back, managing a smile for him) Well oppa, you can just pick can’t you? (/ tilts her head, raising the apples of her cheeks at him) You always picked for me back then, you know what I look good in.
Even if I did pick out the dress, it still wouldn’t be as good as something you’d choose in person. (/ light sigh, trying to consider her feelings and opinions in the matter even though he’d much rather her choose the dress the traditional way ) It’s just, this would be your first prom and I just want you to have the full experience. (/ puts his hand in his pocket, fiddles with the cellphone inside ) I know— I mean, I’ve seen girls go crazy over the chance to pick out their dress. I know you’re more poise than that, of course, (/ chuckles lightly ) but I still want you to have fun. Proms are supposed to be, fun. So I’m told. (/ laughs, using his hand to comb through his hair ) I just want this to be, as traditional as possible. Call me old fashioned, I suppose. (/ smiles, letting his hand fall back to his side )
Turning back around to dig through her bag, Seohyun found some bright blue masking tape she’d intended to use when she painted her new room — she’d already double-checked the dorm rules and there was nothing against it — instead mentally measuring the distance between the two opposite walls before laying down a very accurate barrier between their respective sides of the room.
“You stay on your side. I’ll stay on mine.”
She couldn’t have sounded more pleased with herself if she tried.
After the Sunbae remark he simply made an innerved face when she turned her head. She was a rather sassy young woman, that was for sure. Never had he really met someone willing to snap back at him as he snapped back at her. He was so use to debutant and much more… quiet company. It’d be a challenge to start getting use to her presence.
He watched her set down the new barrier, the much more intelligent barrier actually. Though he would have preferred it that he had the room all to himself, at least now none of them had to fight to kick the other out. Although, it did seem a big odd. How could two people of the opposite sex, with no previous history, share a room together like this? The male sighed lightly. He hoped that within a few days she would change her mind and find housing elsewhere, until then this would have to do.
He stood up right after she put down the tape, only to cross her side. “Sorry,” he muttered. He walked to the very corner, grabbing the extra mattress that laid on its side next to the window. Then he dragged it back to his side and laid it nicely on the floor.
He looked at her through the corner of his eye, “My name is Minho by the way, it’d be easier if I knew yours too…”