Just a Mile Away
Just A Mile Away 9
*Ema Elementary School*
Hurh! What a night! A storm hit my neighborhood last night and it's making my back, my shoulder, and my bone hurt like hell. I didn't get much sleep at all. But my ankle did got better though.
Today I got to the school a little earlier than I used too. The kids and their parents/guidance were still at the playground, having fun. I steps into the classroom, dragging my heavy feet over to my desk and seated down. I yawn loudly, didn't think of anything else, until my eyes met Luhan's eyes. I froze with my mouth still opened wide when I notice that he was sitting in his seat the whole time I stepped into the classroom.
I quickly closed my mouth and sit straight like a lady. He burst into laughter at my action and I just glared at him, when actually I was very embarrassed to death. I was trying to calm myself down but since he didn't stop laughing, I exploded.
"Stop laughing! You haven't seen anyone yawn before!" I yelled. But that just make him laugh even more. "Errhh!!! I hate you!" I dropped my head onto my desk and hide my red face between both of my hands.
During P.E hour, I sat on the stair that was built along side of the field and watched the kids play soccer. Okay, I lied. I was actually watching Luhan playing soccer with them instead. My eyes followed him where ever he goes and that is when I see no one else but him.
I kept on wondering all the time if he had any scars hiding behind that baby face and cheerful smile of his. But what I really curious about is… Have he ever love a girl with all his heart before? … if he does, who could that girl be?
While playing, he glanced over at me and I quickly turned my head and looked away. Making it more obvious that I am watching him.
I kept my head looking the other way so that I won't stare at him anymore. But then I heard some running steps coming toward me and felt a gust of air of someone came and sit by my side. I turned my head to see who that person might be and of course, who else could it be.
"Hey." Luhan greeted with a smile, like always.
"Hi." I greeted back. I turned my focus back to the kids and scooted a little bit away from him. Since he was sitting too close to me.
"How's your ankle?" He said and scooted closer to me.
"It's fine now, thank you." I scooted a bit away again.
I could feel his eyes staring at me, then he scooted closer to me again and I quickly scooted away from him.
"Are you free this Saturday?" He asked while again, scooting over to me and this time pressing his whole side against mine.
"Why?" I responded boldly and scooted away from him annoyingly AGAIN. And at the corner of my eyes, I could see his grin.
"Because… if you scoot again once more, then you'll fall off the stair."
I took a glance at my other side and I was sitting on the edge of the stair. As soon as I felt his side against mine again, I turned furiously at him.
"Will you stop it!?" I shouted and all he replied back was a sweet chuckled. Which made me even more fire up.
I stood up and stepped down the stair.
"Wait! Jiyoung ah!" He called, following behind me. "Jiyoung." He grabbed onto my wrist and that made me turned back to him. "I'm just playing with you." His cheerful smile is still on.
"Well don't play like that around me again. I don't like it." I pulled my wrist out of his hold.
"I'll not guarantee that but seriously though, are you free this Saturday?" He asked again.
"Why? I'm quite a busy woman you know." I said. Even though I'm actually quite curious of why he asked too.
"So… I'm guessing you're not free then." He said.
"Depends. But if it's something worth going, then I might be free." I responded.
"I'm not sure about that, but I'll come and pick you up at 2."
I narrowed my eyes at him. He sniggered and quickly stepped down the stairs.
"I haven't agree that I'll go with you yet!" I shouted after.
When he reached the field, he turned back to me and made a V sign. Reminding me that he'll pick me up at 2. All I could do now is just sigh loudly and go with it.
Nicole stood against the door to my room and watched as I throw the dress that I had tried on into the pile of dresses that was on the bed.
"Seriously, how many dresses are you going to tried on?" She said. "That one is almost the 50th dress already."
"I don't know!" I shoved back into my closet and searched through my dresses again." Nothing seem to look nice at all!"
"Just wear what you usually wear." She said and walked over to the bed. She begin to organized the messy dresses. "You don't need to be all fancy." She lifted up a sparkling gray dress. "Oohh! How about this one!? It’s so bling-bling."
I scoffed at her. A second ago she just told me to not be all fancy, fancy.
"Awww this one is so cute!!!" This time she lifted up a flowery pinkish dress. "He'll definitely fall for your loveliness if you wear this one."
"That is too flowery. I want to wear something simple." I said.
"Then just wear a white t-shirt and jean. That is simple enough." She said as she lied sideway onto my bed.
"Something simple, but not that plain." I told her.
She yawned loudly, "I don't know how to help you anymore. Either way, you better hurry up and choose one because it's almost 2."
"What?!" I was shocked and quickly checked the clock. It's 30 minutes 'till 2. I gasped, "Already! Argg! This is so frustrating!"
After 5 am in the morning until 2 in the afternoon, I finally put on a dress. I quickly touch up my make up when I heard the door open and Nicole's voice talking to Luhan.
"Come on in. She'll be out in a sec." She said.
I didn't hear Luhan's voice though. Maybe he's talking too soft.
"Jiyoung ah! Your date is here!"
I startled when she called out to me. My nervously hands are rubbing onto each other and I took a deep breath, then stepped out of my room and into the living room.
My heart beats faster and faster as I slowly approached Luhan, who is in his suit and is handsome as always.
After seeing me, a smile appeared on his face.
"Are you ready?" He asked.
I gave him a quick nod, "Yes I am."
"Then let's go." He held out his hand toward me and as I hold his hand, I felt this connection deep inside that I couldn't find the right words to say it.
He held my hand tightly and leaded me out to his car. He opened the door for me like a gentleman would had and I smile at him shyly.
"Thank you." I said.
"You look beautiful today." He complimented me.
"You too." I complimented him back but he gave me a weird look. "I mean, you look gorgeous—" Okay, that's weird. "Gorgeously handsome." And that's even more weirder.
I just end up giving him an embarrassed grin and looked away. I don't even know what I'm trying to said anymore.
He chuckled, "Thank you."
"You're welcome." I said and entered into his car.
He closed the door and walked over to the driver side. I looked out the window and Nicole was standing by the door waving her hand at us.
I scrolled down the window and yelled out, "Remember to lock the door when you leave!"
"Don't worry! Just have a great time!" She yelled back.
Luhan and I laughed at her.
We've been driving for about 1 hour already and I started to wonder where he's taking me to. He made a right exit and my eyes caught a sign by the highway. *Seoul Hospital*
"Are you taking me to the hospital?" I asked him and he gave me a nod. "Why?" I started to get suspicious. "You're not taking me to donate my organs are you?" I covered my upper body with my arms.
He snickered, "Yes I am. I want your *heart*."
Ow! I could have slap that mouth of his but since he's driving and safety is first, I'll wait until next time.
We got out of the car after he parked. He walked over to where I am.
"Let's go." He said, but I was still hesitating if I should go or not.
He chuckled, "Don't worry. I'm not taking you to donate your organs." He held my hand and pulled me with him.
We rode the elevator to the 6 floor and he leaded me to a hospital room. A nurse lady came out of the room and sees us.
"Hi, Mr. Luhan." She greeted him.
They must know each other, I thought to myself.
"Is he awake?" He asked her.
"Yes, he is. It's almost time for his supper, so I'll bring his food up in a bit." She said, glancing over at me. "Is she…?"
He smiled and gave her a nod. And her face became brighter.
"Go on in. He'll be really happy to see you two." She gave me a big smile and walked off.
Luhan turned to me, "I want you to meet someone."
He opened the room and let me in. And as soon as I steps into the room, I heard a male voice.
"I told you already that I'm not hungry." He sounded irritated.
I steps out of the corner and there he is… a pale young boy, sitting in the hospital bed with his lower body tuck inside the blanket.
He also glanced over and notice me as well. But his expression doesn't seem to show anything at all.
"Sehun ah." Luhan walked over to him and I slowly followed behind. "Didn't I told you to not be so harsh toward Mrs. Kim?"
Sehun, the boy's name, didn't answered Luhan's question. In fact, his eyes were on me the whole time we entered in.
"Who is she?" Sehun asked coldly.
Luhan smiled and pulled me closer to him.
"She's Kang Jiyoung…" He said, hesitating on what he's going to say next. "The one that I've been telling you about every night."
I looked up at Luhan in shock. He's been talking about me every night?
"Jiyoung, this is my younger brother, Sehun." Luhan introduced him.
"So she's… her." Sehun said and Luhan gave him a nod.
"She's… my girlfriend."
My eye grew wider and I was paralyzed by what have just came out of Luhan's mouth.
Sehun's eyes were back on me again.
"Are you… Luhan's girlfriend?" He asked me this time.
My eyes moved to him and I didn't know what to respond. Just then Luhan turned his face to me and I glanced up at him. He blinked both of his pity eyes, begging for me to play along.
Since I am already been caught in this situation, I might as well play along for now.
I suddenly grinned at Sehun. "Yes I am. And you must be Sehun, right?"
He gave me a quick nod.
"Well, nice to meet you. Luhan's been talking about you all the time." I lied. Hoping that he won't ask me any question, because if he does.. then I'm dome. "And I have always wanted to meet you in person. You are more handsomer than I thought." I tried to brighten the dark atmosphere.
"Do you like her?" Luhan asked him.
I was quite nervous of what he'll say too, but then he didn't give out any comments.
"It's okay if you think she's weird. I thought she's a little weird too when I first met her." Luhan admitted and I elbow him forgetting that Sehun is still eyeing at us.
"She looks… more different than I thought." Sehun finally said something out.
But what does he mean by me being different? He probably must be thinking that I am very ugly and does not have a model shape body. Well, you think wrong my son.
"I thought she'll be prettier."
My jaw dropped at what he have said and Luhan sneered at me. What a smart mouth he have, he is definitely Luhan's younger brother for sure.
"She is pretty enough for me." Luhan said, probably just trying to cheer me up.
The sound of the opening door got our attention and the nurse lady came back with a tray of hot food.
I turned back to Sehun when I heard him groaned and looked away.
"It's supper time, Sehun." She said as she placed the tray of food on the hospital bed tray table and rolled it in front of Sehun.
"Thank you." Luhan said.
"You’re welcome." She said and was about to walk out when Luhan's cell phone ring.
"Yes? … Sure, wait a second." He looked back to the nurse. "I'm sorry, can you—"
"I'll feed him." I interrupted. "Don't worry."
He gave me a smile and walked out. The nurse lady followed him after, closing the door; which leave only me and Sehun left in the room.
I took a deep breath and pulled a chair over.
"Let me stir this for you okay." I opened the lid of the hot soup bowl and white steam escape out.
"Wow! This looks so delicious." I stir the soup with the spoon.
"What if I don't want to eat, are you going to force me?" He asked after a moment of silent.
I smiled at him, "I'm not going to force you to do anything. But eating is a healthy part your of body, so if I were you, I'll eat. Don't you want to get out of this place?" I said.
"I have been living here all my life, probably going to die here too." He said coldly and I laughed at his joke.
"You're not going to die here. Sooner or later you're walk out of here as a new healthy man."
He burst out a soft sneered at what I have said.
"How will I get out of here healthy, when I'm not even healthy to start out with." He said.
"What do you mean you're not healthy?" I asked. "The way I see it, you're a very healthy young boy."
"He… haven't told you huh?" He asked me. And that made me looked at him.
Seeing him up close, his face is as white as snow and he also resemble a new born baby.
"I… have the leukemia."
His words strike my heart like thousand of knifes have been stabbed through it. And I have nothing else to say.
Sorry that it took a little long to update. I really want to thanks everyone so much for following this story! You guys are the awe to the some AWESOME!!!!