“--if you agree to go on a date with me, my friends will let me leave, and I just want to go to the arcade because I have 600,000 tickets, and my friend said he’ll give me his tickets, and I’m so close to winning the lifesize Charmander, and this is tragically important to me, so if you just say yes and give me your number as proof a-and then you let me buy you dinner or something once, I will do almost anything.”
“Skate from one side of this straightaway to the other, and I’ll say yes.”
It’s the summer after Jongho’s junior year of college. The subway tunnels are slick with a combination of condensated sweat, spilled Starbucks, and mysterious tunnel sludge. He gets dared to ask Yeosang out. Things cascade from there.
Seonghwa has nightmares, a lot of them. When Hongjoong gets assigned to enter those nightmares and find a way for the man to sleep better, he first and foremost looks forward to the bonus payment.
Seonghwa doesn't expect to meet a man in his dreams who claims to expel evil spirits. And Hongjoong doesn't expect the two of them to go on awkward dream dates with each other.
Hongjoong had a plan.
1) Get into a good university.
3) Graduate and get a good job.
4) Pay back his mom for everything she did for him.
Nowhere on that list did he account for friends.
Nor did he account for a blindingly kind and gentle popular boy on campus looking at Hongjoong with eyes that were much too warm and genuine, and a personality that seemed too good to be true.
All he knew was that he would not be some rich kid’s plaything.
No matter how warm his smile was.
Hongjoong and Seonghwa made a promise when they were young.
“I never want to hurt you again.”
Life tore them apart. Years have washed them from each other’s memories, but when Hongjoong looks into hateful eyes, he knows who they belong to.
Time had not been kind to Seonghwa.
Darkness changes a person when they are denied light for so long.
You’re actually joking
Please tell me you’re joking
You aren't Yunho right hahaha
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That would be me. Jeong Yunho at your service
And to whom do I owe the honour?
Please excuse me while I jump off the roof
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13 Jun 2021