He looked at his wrist watch, it’s almost 10pm. An hour pass the time that her manager has set for him to meet her. He sighed. Now he even needs to set an appointment to see his baby princess. "Could it get any harder than this?" He thought to himself.
"Hyung! Open the window.." somebody is knocking his car window. He looked at the person outside.
"Kangin-ah.. Eunhyuk-ah.. What are you doing here?" He's lowering down the window. Surprised seeing both of them.
"I know you won't dare to the enter the hotel" Said Kangin looking at Leeteuk who's still in his car. Probably still waiting for the 'right' timing.
"I'm trying to call her first..." He's getting out of the car. His member would laugh at him if they know he's been waiting there for almost 2 hours now.
"Why don't you just go in?" Asked Eunhyuk..
"I'm afraid that I might be disturbing her schedule.." He knows she had another schedule before the time that they are supposed to meet. Maybe her schedule hasn't finished still.
“Since we’re here, why don’t we just enter the hotel hyung?” Eunhyuk anxious. Wondering how Leeteuk can be this calm waiting without doing anything.
“I wanted too.. But..”
“Let's just go in first. There's no use waiting here either..." Said Kangin. Aggressive. Leeteuk's waiting behaviour won't solve anything especially at time like this.
“If you guys insist” Said Leeteuk while putting his cap on. With the simple cardigan and jeans that he's wearing, its making his appearance less attractive to others. "Take this.." He throws a snow cap for both of them. For them to hide their appearance too. He don't want another chaos because of suju unexpected appearance at the event which they wasn't supposed to appear.
As they entered the hotel, they saw at a big banner hanging outside the conference room. It is Sora's film preview conference banner. Her other schedule which probably the reason why she’s late for their date. Well, probably not date, more towards an appointment to be precise.
“Maybe she’s there?” Eunhyuk pointed at that banner. Kangin nodded agreeing. He also thinks the same. Leeteuk looks around the hotel that big exclusive hotel. Still assessing the situation.
“Let’s go hyung. You wouldn’t want to miss her..” He dragged Leeteuk to enter the conference room. Silently. Controlling their steps for not to bother the event that's going on.
"It's Sora.. She's extraordinary beautiful tonight" Whispered Kangin while pointing towards a beautiful lady actress in a black dress sitting elegantly answering each of the media's questions to her.
Leeteuk nodded. Smiled. Proud of how well she's been doing during this 2 years. She had proven her promise. She came back with not just pride, but also the popularity and fame of the name Kang Sora in Hollywood silver screen industry.
His eyes are glued to the beautiful woman on stage. He stunned. His feet is slowly walks towards the crowd in front of him. Wanted to see her closer.
Leeteuk’s frozen. Shocked with the sudden question. He's taking a few steps back while looking at both Kangin and Eunhyuk who's still with him. Half panic.
Leeteuk looked at her back.. not blinking his eyes. Is he only remained as friend to her? He asked to himself. Somehow her answer to the media is making him insecure.
"Hyung.." Whispered Eunhyuk. Bringing Leeteuk back to the real world after seeing him a bit dreamy a while ago.
"Maybe we should just go.. I don't think it’s right for me to be here.." Said Leeteuk to both Eunhyuk and Kangin. His self confidence slowly disappearing after listening to Sora's answer just now.
"Hyung!" Kangin and Eunhyuk trying to stop Leeteuk who slowly move forward showing his appearance at the conference. Ignoring the crowd. Ignoring his team members. All he sees in his eyes now is Kang Sora. The woman that drives him crazy.. in love.
Sora shocked. She got up from her sit trying to look for Leeteuk who's being surrounded by the media. That is the man that she's been missing this 2 years. The man that always there in her dream. The man that give her the courage to become who she is today.
“I came to claim the promise that Kang Sora-shhi made last two years” He looked at her who still standing on the stage. Still not taking away his eyes off her.
“What did the both of you promised?” Another reporter asked. “Is this confirming that both of you are dating?” they are trying to find further facts from both of their reaction now. The rumors that went around last two years started to make sense now.
"Are you forgetting your promise?" He looked at her. Ignoring the questions from the media. It’s his turn to ask questions to Sora. A question that he's dying to hear the answer from her. He needs an assurance from her now. He needs to make sure she's still much belongs to him even after this 2 years of separation. .
"No I'm not.." She smiled. “I came back to Korea for one solid reason... Oppa” The media is becoming chaos hearing Sora’s statement. The situation becomes uncontrollable. Sora’s Manager trying to control the situation by deploying more security guards to the stage giving space for both of them. He has prepared for the worst when Leeteuk called him this afternoon. He's right for expecting the worst thing to happen tonight.
Leeteuk moves nearer to her. Every camera that available in that room is capturing every second of their movements. Tomorrow is going to be a big mess that they’re going to handle, but for now, it’s their feeling that’s matters.
“What is it?” He looked straight to Sora’s eyes waiting for her honest answer.
“You” She smiles, sweetly. "I miss you.." She told him confidently. It’s been 2 years she didn't see that love of her life.
Both Kangin and Eunhyuk are following them. Couldn't believe what had happened just now in front of their own eyes. Still surprised seeing their leader bold moves.
"Oppa.. Let's go to my room.." Sora's pulling Leeteuk's hand before he drags her further. "We can't get away from the medias at our current rate.." She's trying to be rationale. With her dress and heels, it’s impossible for them to run away from that situation. "Come" She's leading them to her room. Away from the media coverage. They need to hide for a while.
"That was a close one.." Trying to catch up their breadth. It’s been a while since the last time they are running away from the media. The chasing game is quite scary tonight.
Sora looked at Leeteuk who still hold on to her hands tightly. Doesn't seems to let go.
"Are you okay?" Leeteuk looked at her. Worried.
"Never been better.." She smiled. That man is still the man that she knows before. Protective as always.
“Oppa, you’ve put yours at stake too.. We will face it together okay?" She's tightening her grasp. It’s his first day coming back from the army. This kind of scandal won't look good on him either if it’s not managed carefully. Her mind started to imagine her manager scolding her over this unnecessary scandal while she's on top of her name now.
"Ahemm.." Eunhyuk clearing his throats. Trying to make their existence noticeable to the couple. "Are you forgetting about us here?" tease Eunhyuk.
"Ahh.. mianhe.. I haven't greeted both of you properly yet. Anneyaseyo.." Sora partly bowed to both of them.
"Anneyaseyo.. It’s been a while hyung-su-nim.." Both of them bowing back to Sora. "You look so beautiful tonight" Praised Kangin. Still much amazed by how stunning his sister-in-law today.
"She is.." Proud Leeteuk over his girlfriend.
"Oppa..." She hits Leeteuk's arms. Her face is beet red with all the compliments that they gave. Added with Leeteuk's continuous glance, its making her more embarrassed with the situation.
"It's the truth.." Smiled Leeteuk.
"Haish.. Stop it.." Sora is not comfortable with the continuous praise from them. "I need to change first.." Sora's trying to pull her hands from Leeteuk's grasp.
"Ya! You brat! You have some guts!" Kangin headed to his hyung as soon as Sora is entering her room leaving them at the living hall.. Hugging him. Impressed and proud of what he had done tonight.
"Mianhe.. I surely will cause problem to our team.." His action back there will surely be a big item in the news tomorrow.
"Don't worry.. We will handle this together" Said Eunhyuk. He knows Leeteuk need their support over the messed that he had done today.
"Are you going to marry her soon? Those action is not a joke you know.." Kangin look at him. Those actions that Leeteuk has done are as good as announcing their relationship to the public.
"I know.. That's why I've been getting clearance from sajang-nim"
"You mean Sajang-nim is okay with it??" Eunhyuk surprised while looking at Kangin who's picking up his phone. Must be from their manager.
"Dae..." He nodded.
"Are you for real?" Still couldn't believe what he heard just now.
"I'm not kidding.." He's serious. Even though he got the permission already, today's chaos will require some time to clean up still. That thought alone with the impact for his group and Sora, is making him a bit worried.
"I envy you..." Said Eunhyuk while punching the armrest of the sofa that he seats on.
"Hyung, we're going off.." Said Kangin to Leeteuk after hanging up his phone.
"Yes, both of you surely need some time alone.." Said Eunhyuk. Understanding the situation. They've been apart for 2 years. There must be a lot of things they wanted to talk to each other.
"But the media?" Leeteuk looked at them. Guilty. It’s all because of his doing.
"Hyun Joong hyung is downstairs waiting for us." Kangin smiled. "Don't worry.. Just take care of her first." He's patting his hyung shoulder. Leeteuk grabbing their hands thanking their effort for coming here. If not because of them, he might not meet her tonight.
"Eh? Where is Kangin and Eunhyuk?" Sora went out from her room after changing into a simple shirt and denim shorts.
"They already went back.." His heart feels a bit relieved looking at her. This is Sora that he knows. The simple Sora.
"Our manager is handling it.." He says while extending his hands reaching for hers. Those soft fingers that he loves to hold.
She went near him, accepting his hand while sitting beside him. Leeteuk looked at Sora, carefully, inch by inch. Only now he's able to look at every detail of her face. Like Kangin said earlier, she's extraordinary beautiful today even with minimal make up on her.
"I miss you, truly.. These 2 years is killing me. Seeing you today, I feels like I’m being reborn as a new person" Speaking his heart.
Sora is laying her head on his shoulder. She misses those moments when they spent their lovey dovey moment with each other. She missed her less busy schedule like before.
“Don’t worry Sora-ya. You have your priority and I have mine. After one year, you really need to come back to my arms” He smiled.. Sora nodded. Thankful for having him in her life. The one that always brought her forward
"Oppa?!" Sora surprised.
"You still owe me the answer for this.." Leeteuk looked at her.