Tony woke with a start, seeing a shadow loom over him, and he screamed.
“Hush.” Kang Ta muttered. “Can you feel it?”
“F-Feel what?” Tony stuttered, feeling around the bed.
“Something evil is coming.” Kang Ta’s tone was low and dark. Even in the eerie silence of Tony’s hollow dorm room it was hard to hear.
“Something is going to happen...something bad...and soon.”
Suddenly, the door burst open with a wash of light from the hallway that was quickly covered by Hee Jun’s person.
“Tomorrow is pizza day at the cafeteria.” He informed them. “Im going to wait in line now.”
Kang Ta reached his arm out dramatically to him. “Ill miss you.”
Hee Jun reached out his arm as well, still a few feet separating them. “As I will you. But you know this is something I must do.” He backed up then, slowly with his arm still outstretched. Kang Ta kept his position as well until Hee Jun was out of sight.
“Pizza day is always the hardest day of the year for us.” Kang Ta said, biting his fist. “Hey, where is Woo Hyuk?”
“He left remember?” Tony said sleepily.
“Oh right...The eunuch thing. Well, I just wanted keep you updated.”
“Everything bad always happens to you Tony. You should see your birth chart, it seems like God doesn’t love you at all. Go back to sleep, kay’?” Kang Ta said, poking him on the nose.
Dong Wan hesitantly stepped into the dorm as Lee Hyuk made room for him. The guy didn’t look good...He was haggard, shoulders stooped, bags under his eyes, he was even wearing clothes. It wasn’t like him at all.
“Minwoo will be back soon.” He muttered.
“Are you okay?” Dong Wan asked.
“Nothing has been working for me lately. Sometimes I think the world is working against me, you know?” Lee Hyuk sighed, seating himself on the bottom bunk.
Dong Wan nodded slowly. “I know how you feel. Sometimes Im up for hours on WOW and finally get into a battle with this totally awesome monster, and then my avatar will just fall over into rest state like a narcoleptic. Then some jerk who’s been following me comes in and finishes off the ‘effing thing.”
Lee Hyuk stared at him expressionless for a moment, then took his hand. “You are very eloquent Dong Wan. And such wisdom you have for such a young man.”
Before Dong Wan could thank him, Minwoo came through the door. As soon as he saw their hands, Dong Wan jerked his arm back.
“Ah Minwoo returns, killing yet another moment between us. But I wont hold it against you.” Lee Hyuk said to Minwoo. “Your sweaty panic is the only thing that’s brought me joy lately. I thought I would be done with you, but something tells me you might be even more fun the second time around.”
“What’s he mean?” Dong Wan asked, noting the new glow Lee Hyuk suddenly had.
“Nothing.” Minwoo said through his teeth. “Now why the hell are you here? Get out.”
“I need to talk to you.” Dong Wan said, crestfallen.
“Make it quick, nerd.” Minwoo thumbed toward the door and led them both out. As soon as they were alone his anger intensified. “I thought we agreed you would keep us a secret?”
“We agreed to ignore our problems and hope things work themselves out on their own.”
“And what about that makes you decide to come to my room and cuddle with my sick fuck for a roommate?”
Dong Wan scowled at this. “I wasn’t doing anything. I came to you for help, if you don’t care then fine. Ill ask someone who does care about me.”
“Who else cares about you? Jong Hyuk is dead.” Minwoo scoffed.
Dong Wan turned on his heel, storming off, but Minwoo quickly caught him. “Alright.” He sighed. “Fine, what is it?”
Grudgingly, Dong Wan reached into his pocket and pulled out a piece of paper.
Minwoo took it and read aloud. “Roses are red. Violets are blue. Sugar is sweet. I’ll control alt delete you? What the fuck is that suppose to mean?”
“Someone is out to get me!”
“Dong Wan, I’ve done some sick shit for you, but if this some kind of Star Wars game, I swear Ill kick the shit out of you.”
Professor Yoon Do Hyun tapped the podium mic. “Thanks for coming everyone.” He said sarcastically, eyeing the empty chairs of the assembly. “We shouldn’t have done this on pizza day... In an exchange program with China and Taiwan, we’ve sent a few of our students there to study, and have gotten a few in return. Please welcome the new students and make them comfortable.” He waved a hand at the new students. “Jay Chou, Edison Chen, Nicholas Tse, and Lin Jun Jie.”
Kang Ta suddenly sat erect in his chair. “That’s it. That’s the evil I felt coming.”
“What?” Hee Jun asked, spitting pizza onto the side of Kang Ta’s face, but quickly returned it to his mouth.
“That one, Jay Chou, he isn’t human...He’s a demon from hell.”