Finding My Way
“Jaemi!” Gaejin calls for me once more.
I turn back to face Seokjin and Gaejin. I’m immediately greeted by Gaejin’s pulling me down into an embrace, making me kneel on the floor.
“Where were you?” Seokjin asks as Gaejin releases the embrace. I stand up and pat her head.
“Just looking around.” I lie. “Nothing much.”
“Any luck?” Gaejin asks.
I shake my head no.
“Will dinner cheer you up?” Seokjin pulls out a few containers and chopsticks. “Let’s go sit down at the park just around the corner.”
I nod my head and we walk to a park bench. Gaejin and I sit down on the bench as Seokjin stands up.
“You need help finding a job?” He asks me.
I look up at him with food shoved in my mouth.
“I guess.” I say, swallowing. “As you can see I’ve made no progress today.”
“We’ll go first thing in the morning.” Seokjin confirms. “I know someone who can give you a job with good pay.”
Seokjin leads me to an area not too far away from the cafe Hoseok took me to a few days ago.
“We’re almost there.” He smiles.
We stop at a dance studio. My eyes widen with awe. It’s… perfect.
As we walk in, there’s a class going on for kindergarteners. Seokjin talks with the front desk and soon leads me to the back office.
“Haneul?” Seokjin says. “Are you in here?”
“I’m here!” An unfamiliar voice responds. We walk into the office. Once we’re in view, the stranger immediately smiles. “Ah, Seokjin-ah! You finally come to visit here after a week.”
“Sorry.” Seokjin laughs. “I’ve been busy showing my friend around.”
“Who’s this?” Haneul peeps his head at me.
I clear my throat. “I’m Kim Jaemi.”
“Well, what can I do for you, Ms. Kim Jaemi.” He folds his hands and smiles at me warmly.
“I was looking for a job… and Seokjin-shi directed me to you.” I bow slightly. “I would like to be employed here.”
“Well, I don’t have any teachers here as young as you.” Haneul comments, observing my youthful features. “Come out to one of my studios. Show me what you’ve got.”
I bow once more and he leads Seokjin and I to a private studio room. After fifteen minutes of auditioning for him and an additional thirty minutes of interviewing, I landed myself a job. Thanks to Seokjin.
“You’ll be teaching an older class because they are more experienced. Every Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s. Tuesday, Thursday and the weekends will be your break days. I understand you’re still a student attending high school.” Haneul smiles.
Haneul leaves to get paperwork in his office.
“Thank you.” I mouth to Seokjin and he grins.
“Don’t worry about it.” He whispers just as Haneul returns.
“I think it’s too hard for you to teach alone.” Hanuel explains. “And we’re in the middle of the year, therefore I’ll assign you to teach with multiple teachers… Don’t worry, I’ll still pay you my promised amount.”
I have to wait one month just to receive my first salary? I should’ve seen this coming.
“Ne.” I respond. “I’ve brought all of my shoes… just in case.”
“Here’s your schedule.” He says, handing me a sheet of paper. “It’s for Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Ballet on Monday's. Tap on Wednesday's. And lastly, Hip hop on Friday’s. I hope it’s not a burden for you. It only takes an two hours of your day. They always start at 5pm.”
“It’s not a problem…” I reply. The harder I work, the more money I earn, the quicker I can contact him.
“You start today, remember?” Hanuel snaps his fingers. “I hope I don’t hear any negative comments about you.”
“...Ne.” I bow. “Thank you, boss.”
“Let’s get to work!” He yells as I leave his office.
I sigh. Just stay positive, Jae. You're one step closer to seeing him. One step.
So, this is just a continuation of Chapter 8. I forgot I had this part, lol. I have exams tomorrow and the rest of the week. I will also be busy throughout the summer, therefore I changed my updating schedule to be once a week. And I apologise for that...
Officially updating on Tuesday's.
Thank you so much for reading this short chapter. Sorry... I know... it's short... I'm so stressed out right now. Writing usually takes the stress away, but clearly, I'm not trying. I just took some time off from studying hardcore. And here I go now... lol.
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P.S. Any EXO-L's here? YOU CALL ME MONSTERRRRR. I already memorised and got the choreography down for the dance. *feeling proud*
Baekhyun being my bias wrecker with his fake lip piercing LOL. anyone else notice baekhyun is the only one who doesn't get injured in the music video? he saves EXO instead by driving the van and disguising himself in the black suit???