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It was finally the last day of college before the festivities it was a sunny day so the students were enjoying their break outside in the campus, hanging around the park, they brought their drinks and lunches, everyone was enjoying their time, everyone except wooyoung.

“What are they doing here?” Jongho asked beside him as he watched you talking with your new boyfriend “they are students at SNU what do you mean?” said seonghwa who was currently lying on the grass with his head on ahreum’s lap who was currently playing with her boyfriend’s hair.

“I don’t know I just thought she wouldn’t want to be here” jongho shrugged and wooyoung rolled his eyes “why wouldn’t she want to be here?” he asked turning to look at his younger friend, who looked at him with wide eyes, jongho simply shrugged and proceeded to eat his sandwich.

It has been exactly a month since he last talked to you in the library and he would be lying if he said he didn’t miss you, hell, he even tried to call you but you declined all his calls and after a long talk with hongjoong he finally decided that letting you go was the best course of action, even if it hurt like hell to see you move on, he still loved you and he still wanted you to be happy, even if it wasn’t with him.

He knew he couldn’t give you what you wanted so even if seeing you with your new boyfriend felt like someone was injecting him with poison, he still had to let you be.

“How long have they been dating?” yeosang asked as he scribbled something down in his notebook, “almost a month now” ahreum answered, ahreum was known as the common denominator of the group, she was childhood best friends with yeosang’s girlfriend and the cousin of Yunho’s girlfriend, who was best friends with y/n, she had a lot of friends and a lot of connections.

But you and wooyoung go way back, even before he met hongjoong and seonghwa and even before he met his now best friends yeosang and san, who was also the boyfriend of your best friend, you and wooyoung had a lot of history, you were someone very special to him, someone, he thought would be part of his life for a really long time, so he couldn’t quite understand the fact that you two weren’t friends anymore, and he couldn’t understand how he could hurt you the way he did.

“Wooyoung are you listening to me?” asked hongjoong taking him out of his thoughts, wooyoung looked at him and frowned “sorry what were you saying?” hongjoong rolled his eyes, “I asked you what happened between the two of you, You never really explained” wooyoung simply shrugged and looked down, “she told me she was in love with me” he said and everyone looked at him with wide eyes, seonghwa sat up “did she really tell you that?” he asked surprised

Wooyoung groaned, he really didn’t want to talk about what happened with his friends “yes, she did” he said, almost in pain as he saw you sitting in your new boyfriend’s lap laughing at something he said, he wanted to rip his heart out.

“And what did you tell her?” hongjoong asked curiously and wooyoung had to hold himself back from cursing at him, he just sighed and shook his head annoyed, “I told her that I didn’t feel the same way” “which is an obvious lie,” said yeosang beside him, his eyes still fixed on his notebook, wooyoung tensed up “it’s not a lie” “wooyoung I know you like the back of my hand and even if I didn’t it’s still pretty obvious that you have been in love with her for the longest time now” yeosang said as he picked his apple and took a bit of it, wooyoung looked at him with wide eyes, “if you are in love with her then why aren’t you two together?” seonghwa asked confused.

“Because he didn’t tell her how he really feels,” ahreum said and seonghwa turned to look at her “you knew and you didn’t tell me?” ahreum shrugged “I didn’t think it was my place to tell besides I thought wooyoung would tell you” wooyoung rolled his eyes “I really don’t want to talk about this” he sighed, “why did you tell her you didn’t feel the same way?” seonghwa asked totally ignoring wooyoung’s words.

“Because I don’t want to be in a relationship and I cannot give her what she wants, she is way happier with that yeonjun guy and that is all that matters, I don’t want to talk about this so please just let it go” wooyoung said picking up his things and walking away from the table, his friends looking at each other with worry.

Wooyoung needed to move on and he wouldn’t be able to do it if he kept listening to his friends talk about you, he needed to leave for a while, he sighed and picked up his phone to call his mother if he was going to spend time away from the city he might as well go visit his parents.

He looked back one more time to see his friends busy with their conversation and then he looked at you, he saw you smiling as yeonjun kissed your cheek and his heart clenched inside his chest, he closed his eyes and let one tear roll down his cheek, he will never be enough for you and he needed to accept that you would never be his.