Just a Mile Away
Just a Mile Away 1
I opened my eyes, feeling so excited just to smell the sweetness of the maple tree. But something is not right. Why do I feel like I'm not alone?
I turned my head slowly to my right side. Of course! I'm not alone! There's a guy standing by my side. His eyes were close and I could sees his long eyelashes, then his perfect nose bridge, and then to his heart shape lips. I couldn't stop myself from staring at him, he is just… just so beautiful with the sunlight shining right at him.
He opened his eyes and turned his face toward me. I flinched a little, wondering what he'll do next. But his lips form a gently smile.
"Hi." His voice was so soft and warm.
I couldn't bring myself to say anything, but just replied him back with a crooked smile. I quickly turned and walked away awkwardly.
"Do you want to know what I wish for?" He asked.
I stopped by his question and turned half way to him. "What?"
He grinned, "What will I receive from you, if I tell you my wish?"
What the? Who is he trying to play here? Is he trying to hit on me? Hump! Whatever the reason is, I don't give a damn!
I rolled my eyes away with a "tsk" sound that escaped from my lips.
"I wish for all your wishes to come true."
My eyes sparkles by the words that come out from his mouth. I turned back to him and I had no idea why he's chuckling. But, he's chuckling.
"You don't need to look at me like that? I'm a human, not a god."
I don't know what kind of expression I was having, but I quickly change it because of his teasing.
"What do you want from me?" I asked out of curiously.
"Nothing actually. I just want you to smile. You got a very beautiful smile, do you know that?"
I got a beautiful smile? Is he trying to possess me?
"You! Who are you!? You have no right to said I have a beautiful smile! Only my parent can say that!" I yelled. "And don't you ever come here again! This is my place only! I'm the only one allow here, you got that!"
I turned and walked angrily away. What a guy? Does he not know, not to disturb others people privacy. Why does he had to ruin my perfect day?
*Ema Elementary School*
"Are you serious?" Nicole gaped as we're walking down the school hall.
"Of course I'm serious! I don't even know who he is and he's talking to me like he have known me for years."
"What if… he's a STALKER!?" Nicole exclaimed. I slapped her arm in surprise. "Ouch!"
"Stop trying to scare me!" I pouted and Nicole laughed.
"I'm just kidding. You know I'm just playing with you." She linked her arm with mine. "Don't you worry a tiny bit Jiyoung. Nicole is here and Nicole will protect you!"
"Protect me? More like I protect you!" I elbowed her waist and she let out a small screech. "I bet you will definitely falls for him just like that—" I snapped my fingers. "—when you see how he looks."
"Really?" She grabbed my arm, already so excited. "Is he that beautiful?"
I shuttled by her question. "I.. I don't know! Let's not talk about him anymore. Hopefully I'll not run into him again after this morning."
"Okay, ok~ay. I'll see you at break then."
I give her a nod and she waved. "Bye."
"Bye-bye." I waved back.
I entered into my classroom and I could hear my students and their parents/guardians call out my name. "Good morning Miss Kang!" I headed straight for my desk like what I did every single days.
"Good morning kids. How's everyone's weekend?" I looked up to all my students with a bright teacher smile. But then my smiled dies, when I met contacted with the guy I met this morning.
He was sitting in a desk with both his hands on the desk. As his eyes and my eyes met, he again, bring out that gentle smile of his; which I do NOT like at all.
I quickly replied him with a smile to kill the awkwardness air.
"Hello sir, may I ask who are you?"
He looked from left to right as if I was talking to the wall behind him. He met my stares again and pointed to himself.
"Yes…you." I commanded him like what a teacher would do to their students.
He blinks his eyes and clears his throat. He stood up and slightly fix his outer jacket.
"I apologize for not introducing myself properly before entering the classroom. My name is Luhan and from now on I'll also be joining this classroom as Chris's guardian. Please treat me well." He bowed 90 degree. And I could hear the parents/guardians whispering in excitement.
"And… what is your relationship with Chris?" I asked coldly. Purposely ruined the happy atmosphere.
"He's my uncle!" Chris cut him off.
"He's your uncle?" I was shock. Now that I took a closer look at them, I could definitely mistaken them as father and son.
"Yes he's my uncle! And he's also single!"
The classroom become chaos by just that one word "Single." The mothers and the middle age women were asking him question here and there.
"You're so handsome, how can you be single?"
He chuckled. "Not all handsome guys are taken." That even makes the classroom louder.
I tried my best to calm down, but I guessed it's not working. I tapped my desk with a ruler.
"Okay, okay. Class please settle down!" I nearly yell my lung out to overpower the loudness.
The class becomes quieter and quieter. I let out a small sighed and smiles at Luhan. "Thank you, for introducing yourself and as you can already tell… we all welcomes you here at Ema Elementary School."
"You're welcome, Miss Kang Jiyoung." He let out that gentle smile and I don't know why but that gentle smile flutters my heart. I have never felt like this ever since the day my parents had pass away.
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