Not As Easy As It Seems (9)
Rae Jae watched as the screen before her, displayed the bloody scene. She was comfortably sitting in the living room watching one of her crime shows that she's obsessed with. She popped a few popcorn kernels in her mouth, grinning at the sight of her favorite hot cop.
Almost everyone was busy, and she had nothing to do since they moved here, Junmyeon replaced them in Alyuin so as of now they were unemployed. She didn't agree with it per se, but she really didn't have any choice.
She thought about the bet that was placed, it was so stupid yet, everyone is taking it so seriously almost everyone is either avoiding the guys or doing a horrible job of it. So far only Je Ki and Hyun Jin were winning. The last update Sang-Soo said that she still hates Chanyeol, but at that point, she doesn't think she can tell her own feelings because Rae Jae has caught her blushing when Chanyeol would do something.
As of herself, she doesn't know if she’s winning or losing. She hasn't interacted with Junmyeon enough to like him, but they were civil. He was friendly, but he was friendly to everyone. He was also the busiest, so it was rare to see him just relaxing.
“What are you doing?” speak of the devil, he shall appear, she looked at him with shock.
“Watching a crime show,” she answered him as she followed his figure sitting next to her, stealing some of her popcorn, she scoffed and withdrew the popcorn out of his reach.
He grinned but didn't move, they sat there watching the reruns. Rae Jae thought he would get up and leave after he scoffed and grunted like 5 times.
“Dude, what is your problem?” she asked him pausing the TV.
“How can you watch this? It's so fake,” he responded looking at her like it's so obvious.
“I don't care. It's still good.” she retorted.
“You probably don’t even know why I am saying that. Rae Jae, have you ever shot a gun before?” he questioned.
“Well no, but I have seen it,” she said.
“It is nothing like what you're watching,” he paused before nodding his head and getting up.
“I'll teach you how to shoot a gun,” he leaned closer to her to take her hand and stand her up.
She was surprised, ok not really, he was extremely helpful, and he thought that she wanted to learn. But this isn't helping her heart. It was beating so fast. He took her down some stairs to the training room.
“You have a shooting range in your house?”
“You’re funny, but no, I am telling Minseok we’ll be out for a while, and to also finish some paperwork,” he leaned on the door frame and poked his head in and yelled his request. She heard him in response.
“Alright go get dressed,” he instructed. She fake saluted and went up the stairs.
Once she came back he was also dressed in black joggers and white shirt. She was holding her purse and checking if she has everything she needs.
“Should I ask you why you have a knife in your bag?”
“It's a dagger actually and no, you shouldn't,” she answered his question. He nodded and just waved his hand. They went to the shooting range and started to get ready.
“Ok, so the first thing we’re going to do is teach you how to shoot the gun, then how to defend against it. It's easier to understand the mechanics of it that way,” she nodded.
He taught her to shoot the gun and what correct ways she should hold it. They practiced for a few more hours.
“Ok, now in order to defend against it, you need to grab their hand and move away from the gun,” he demonstrated. He hit the hilt of the gun, making it point upwards, then grabbed onto her thumb's pressure point and pulled the gun from her hands.
“Then you point the gun back at them,” he paused, “or even smack it away and headbutt them to make them lose their grip,” he added. After a few more hours of practicing, they decided to go eat at a fast-food restaurant.
“So tell me about your life, I basically know nothing,” he started
“Well, all 9 of us met when we were in high school, at the time Ji Mi had just lost her parents and that's when Daehyun was introduced to you,” she nodded at him and continued, “she got her first job at a restaurant but the service and the treatment was very poor. She stayed there for 3 years, and then she got hired at a club and was able to move up in positions, slowly the others and I applied and got hired,” she finished.
“How did you end up in Alyiun?” he asked.
“Well, the club got shut down, so Daehyun referred us to Alyuin,” she explained.
“You’ve been there for almost 4 years,” he mused.
“We’re very good at our job,” she responded. He nodded and smiled.
They made their way back to the house, as soon as they entered, chaos ensued. Junmyeon managed to catch Baekhyun and question him.
“What is going on?”
“Hyo Gun trapped Chanyeol and Sang-Soo in the basement” he grinned at the couple before making his way down towards the yelling. Once Junmyeon and Rae Jae arrived, they found Sehun looking down at Hyo Gun with fake disapproval.
“You know that she’s going to kill you,” Sehun voiced out.
“Admit it, you think it’s funny,” she grinned. “Besides we’re friends so she won’t.”
“What are friends for if they aren't willing to tie their other friends to chairs and lock them in the basement,” Sang Soo’s voice carried through the door. It has sarcasm and a slight hint of fury, Rae Jae whispered in Hyo Gun’s ear.
“You’re cheating. Locking them in there doesn't count,” Hyo Gun’s glinting eyes turned towards her.
“You just lost though,” she stated motioning to Junmyeon behind her, making Rae Jae roll her eyes.
“I never cared about winning anyway,” she shrugged. Hyo Gun shook her head.
“I am unlocking the door, promise me you have Sang Soo under control, so she doesn’t go ape shit on Hyo Gun,” Junmyeon told the locked couple. Sang Soo’s frustrated groan told him she heard him loud and clear. She promised she wouldn't, Junmyeon opened the door and the two stepped out, Rae Jae could immediately tell that Sang Soo’s face was red of embarrassment and fury.
“I lose,” she sighed. Hyo Gun whooped and high fived a grinning Chanyeol. Sang Soo shook her head and left to her room and Chanyeol went after her.
“I am so confused, but I accept it,” Junmyeon stated.
“They placed a bet on who would last longest without getting involved with us,” Sehun clarified. Junmyeon nodded and turned to Rae Jae.
“I hope you weren't planning to win that bet,” he calmly stated before walking up the stairs. Rae Jae and Hyo Gun let out a shocked gasp while the boys laughed.