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“Hey, if I return to the dorm now, won’t it be weird?”
“Yes, it’s weird.”
“Well……just ignore it.”
“Hey! Can I do that?”
Su-Gyeom stared at Lee-Gyeom in Irritation. It was easy for him to say because he was not the person involved.
“It can’t be helped.”
“It’s our heart that likes you, and I don’t intend to force it. Of course, I can’t wait to hear back from you. I’d like you to like me, and I’d like you to tell me that you would go out with me right away.”
Lee-Gyeom laughed self-deprecatingly way, but he continued.
“But…… I know it’s greedy. You can’t do anything about your feelings right now, so ignore what others say. And one more thing, I don’t mean to put you in trouble, either, the other members.”
“……Yes, thank you.”
“What are you thankful for? Thank you for liking you? What do you mean? If you say something like that, I’ll strip you off.”
“Crazy, what do you mean strip it off!”
“I mean the padding jacket. What are you thinking?”
Su-Gyeom crossed his arms in surprise and drew an X on his chest.
“Ah……’ He nodded. Then, he furrowed his brow and stared at Lee-Gyeom.
“I don’t threaten you like that?”
“Really? But I do so accept it.”
Su-Gyeom paused in front of the door, swallowing a dry spit. He didn’t want to go in because the always cozy space felt uncomfortable. But he couldn’t drag on forever.
Even if he avoided it now, there was no way that he would not meet the members at all in the future. In addition, the director was also not an avoidable opponent.
So it was a situation that Su-Gyeom had to face one day. He hated it now, but he just had to face it since he knew there was no way to avoid it.
Su-Gyeom carefully opened the front door. Except for Lee-Gyeom, the three members and the director were sitting. They slowly looked at Su-Gyeom when he walked in with Lee-Gyeom in tow.
At once, five pairs of eyes turned to Su-Gyeom. He received much attention while filming the broadcast, but it was the first time he felt nervous.
Su-Gyeom pressed his tight chest and took a deep breath.
“Well, I… Honestly, this situation is very embarrassing. I don’t know what to do. I didn’t expect this to happen to me…So if you want my answers, I can’t say anything yet.”
Su-Gyeom was conscious of Seo-Wook and spoke with honorifics, but his face soon flushed when he saw the members. It was because he was embarrassed by the thought that they had sincerely thought of all his words and actions so far.
“Of course, I’ve never been flirting… I think I did. Oh… I’m sorry if I did harm……. But it wasn’t meant to be, never.”
There was no reply to Su-Gyeom’s stuttering apology, but each of the three nodded quietly. It was crazy because he didn’t know what they were thinking just by that.
“Okay. I’ll wait.”
Seo-Wook first answered with his signature slow voice. On the surface, he looked relaxed. But he was nervous. Everyone is weak in front of the person they like.
“Well, then I’m going to…….”
Su-Gyeom greeted him unnaturally, squeaking like a broken robot, and hurried into the room. He rushed into bed and covered the top of his head with a blanket.
He wanted to use a room alone today. Thinking that Tae-Won and Han-Sol would come in soon, he was nervous and couldn’t stand it.
When Su-Gyeom tried to cover himself with the blanket, he heard his heart beating exceptionally loud.
How long had it been? The door was opened, followed by someone coming in. Su-Gyeom pretended to sleep without breathing.
For a few days, Su-Gyeom stayed in the room as much as he could, and when he was on stage, he smiled only the stage and was busy hiding in the car.
But today was the day of a variety shooting. Thinking that he had to work with the members face to face all day, he felt like his throat was already choking.
Today’s shooting was taking a driving test for a driver’s license. In the meantime, whenever Su-Gyeom had time, he received driving training and took a skill test.
Su-Gyeom failed the skill test once. The reason was simple. He was nervous in the speeding section and stepped on the accelerator as hard as possible.
The driver’s license instructor was furious, saying, “Do you think the skill test site was a highway?”
He was nervous about the road test, but Su-Gyeom was even more stifled at the thought of being with the members. While feeling a stomach ache burning with tension, Su-Gyeom smiled brightly at the production team as if nothing had happened.
“Here we go!”
“Yes! I’ll hit the slate!”
Han-Sol responded cheerfully to the production team’s words. Then, he smiled when they made eye contact with Su-Gyeom for a moment. Su-Gyeom was surprised and turned his eyes away. Then Han-Sol burst into extreme laughter, saying, “Is that even good?”
“What’s this planet?”
“Hello, we’re U-PITE!”
“Oh, hello, we’re U-PITE!”
Su-Gyeom shouted it so many times that he stammered with greetings he could say while sleeping. It meant that he was embarrassed and nervous.
Sure enough, the members were preparing to tease Su-Gyeom with a smiling face. Tae-Won was the first to speak.
“Su-Gyeom must have been very nervous.”
“What’s wrong, what’s wrong?”
“I know, Hyung. Why are you so nervous?”
“Relax, it’ll be alright.”
You shameless people.
Su-Gyeom tried hard to smile brightly as he shook his hand while swallowing the snort that came to his lips.
“No, no! I’m not nervous!”
“What do you mean not nervous? You are very nervous.”
“Anyway, it’s not? No, it’s not!”
When Su-Gyeom stomped his feet and acted exaggeratedly as if it were unfair, the members burst into laughter again.
“Well, today is actually the day we have our driver’s license test!”
Tae-Won looked at the cue card and said it in a bright tone. Then the members reacted and pretended to be surprised.
“Hey, hey! Don’t say it!”
When Lee-Gyeom opened his mouth, Su-Gyeom freaked out and shook to cover his mouth. Lee-Gyeom is not only tall but also has good core muscles. He moved his upper body around and avoided Su-Gyeom’s hand.
“Su-Gyeom failed the skill test once! For speeding!”
“Hey! You! No, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to speed. But I’m so sorry. I’m sorry to bother you. I’ll be careful. The next examination is straight up.”
Su-Gyeom got emotional with Lee-Gyeom, and then suddenly apologized to the public while looking at the camera. Even the production team burst into laughter at sight.
Thanks to this, the opening shoot went smoothly.
Following the opening, road tests began. The first member to take the test was Yoo-Chan. Yoo-Chan passed the test with a perfect score.
Then, Lee-Gyeom, Tae-Won, and Han-Sol took the test one after another. Somehow, it was his turn, and Su-Gyeom stamped his foot in double tension.
When his mouth dried up due to the tension and turned into a desert, it was finally Su-Gyeom’s turn.
“Yes, thank you.”
While flinching at his touch, Su-Gyeom gained a little strength from encouragement, took a deep breath, and got into the car.
Su-Gyeom put on his seat belt and prepared for the test calmly. Course B, which was the most challenging course during practice, was assigned. Thinking it was worse, Su-Gyeom drove slowly with a face that almost made him cry.
About 20 minutes later, Su-Gyeom and Yoo-Chan’s car slowly returned to the academy. Curious about the results, the members pulled their heads out and waited for Su-Gyeom.
The two people got out of the car approached, and Su-Gyeom’s expression was as dark as ever. Han-Sol forced down the corners of his mouth and held back his laughter, making him look strange.
“How did it go?”
“Did you fail? What’s wrong? Why, how? You’re speeding again?”
To Tae-Won’s question, Su-Gyeom passed by the members without answering anything and walked lightly.
When Han-Sol noticed that Su-Gyeom was somewhat distant, he coughed a couple of times and finally opened his mouth.
“I made an illegal U-turn.”
“You made an illegal U-turn during the test?”
Han-Sol couldn’t hold back his laughter at Yoo-Chan’s remark when he asked back as if he couldn’t believe it.
“So the supervisor was very angry. He said he had never seen anyone make an illegal U-turn during a road test in his life.”
Thanks to Jane for supporting me, do tell me which story you want me to update.
LIFE UPDATE: I am sick this week and moving out to my new place on Sunday but I’ll try to return updates to normal once I settled in and is healthy again.
One of my friends got rear-ended by another driver as he was leaving the driver’s test facility to actually take the test. Automatic fail. He didn’t make it past the parking lot! I failed twice myself, mostly due to my own nerves. I totally get and feel such sympathy for our little cutie!
I hope you feel better soon and the move goes well!
Thanks for your hard work translating!