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Chapter 23: Swapped
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Zoey's P.O.Vcopyright protection25PENANAM8KcDtPqqg29Please respect copyright.PENANAiEEjmNgS36

Waking up this Monday 29Please respect copyright.PENANAeLuRPCBEgv
morning was hectic. I didn't want to get out of bed, but in one way or 29Please respect copyright.PENANAtjhkkHxjuT
another, I would have to. I lay in my bed awake, thinking. I didn't want29Please respect copyright.PENANAgNxU6UHnML
to face off the challenges for today knowing that one of them was 29Please respect copyright.PENANAu1xZSmBt1R
dealing with Jehan. Since I still have the teddy bear, I wasn't as free 29Please respect copyright.PENANAZuagPvYnOt
as I expected myself to be.copyright protection25PENANAfJaw3eQlMq29Please respect copyright.PENANAg4gOZnJGKw

I couldn't stop 29Please respect copyright.PENANAsfxZeqmPTo
wondering what Seungri and TOP were doing at the mall yesterday. As much29Please respect copyright.PENANAHSSS9In85c
as I wanted to believe that it was a coincidence, I couldn't help but 29Please respect copyright.PENANABlhRageTXZ
feel that something didn't feel right.copyright protection25PENANAPHvKLT8iHK29Please respect copyright.PENANAppeXpsnMih

Could they have known 29Please respect copyright.PENANAa0a2SkLgsQ
about Jehan? And if they did, then how? I shook my head. Maybe all that 29Please respect copyright.PENANAs3cJUmZ8gW
was nothing but a coincidence and I was just being paranoid. If they 29Please respect copyright.PENANA8GmmDMP1y8
really had found out about Jehan, they would have been asking questions 29Please respect copyright.PENANAiI8tL0Nwgf
about him and what he does while we were shopping. But they didn't. We 29Please respect copyright.PENANAnJizscVslb
just had our normal usual conversation.copyright protection25PENANA3uSOGvhwWH29Please respect copyright.PENANAptSMQvyGw7

I brushed off all those 29Please respect copyright.PENANAOPQXiBY58e
thoughts aside when the alarm on my phone rang telling me to get up. The29Please respect copyright.PENANAkvYD4rQ0Tb
last time I had ever put up an alarm, was the morning of my last day of29Please respect copyright.PENANAcjF46wAEc6
high school. Eversince I became an artist, I had never put up an alarm 29Please respect copyright.PENANAM1WCYfdWkm
when I knew I had someone around to wake me up. Like Sam. She would 29Please respect copyright.PENANAbFR9jWA9Wu
always wake me up.copyright protection25PENANAMbqXIubyQY29Please respect copyright.PENANAl9O0dUxNzK

But now that she wasn't 29Please respect copyright.PENANAUlMQXL5bIq
here, I had to wake up on my own. Most of the time, I would do so on my 29Please respect copyright.PENANAxT6p3pmEyj
own without her help. But when I over slept, she was always there to 29Please respect copyright.PENANA9TsXUFSstr
wake me. Anyway, right now, I was just too troubled in my sleep that I 29Please respect copyright.PENANAcnMYeKJkVr
must have woken up early before the alarm rang.copyright protection25PENANAYFFuproyK629Please respect copyright.PENANALtlRTphf3Q

I sat up on my bed and 29Please respect copyright.PENANAydK1bFH37a
switched off the alarm. I checked the empty bed beside mine and I 29Please respect copyright.PENANAvkyhiM227X
couldn't help but realise how much I had missed Sam. I don't know why I 29Please respect copyright.PENANAuSqPKjf2zj
was feeling this way, but I hated the fact that I was missing her so 29Please respect copyright.PENANAT8wD9HiQLq
bad. Not after what happened yesterday at the mall and all over social 29Please respect copyright.PENANA0gKyy2lA5t
media.copyright protection25PENANAiNAaCgGTND29Please respect copyright.PENANAxzmYp7iE9R

After seeing her with 29Please respect copyright.PENANAX2ZuG9bYZX
G-Dragon yesterday broke my heart further into tiny pieces. As much as I29Please respect copyright.PENANAoZd9yLcUlh
knew she was only there just to try and resolve things with G-Dragon, I29Please respect copyright.PENANAnTRKRgRaV1
was filled with fury seeing the two of them together. And to make 29Please respect copyright.PENANA2T41nKazJa
matters worse, after I had left the mall, I went online and there were 29Please respect copyright.PENANAw8aKhJvtDR
pictures of the two of them everywhere. They were a trending topic for 29Please respect copyright.PENANAK1KCLBTDMO
the whole day. That left me devastated.copyright protection25PENANABAO2xwwI5m29Please respect copyright.PENANAEOIIQ6t1Fc

I couldn't stop looking 29Please respect copyright.PENANAbcklWC4s5I
at pictures online even when I came back to the hotel. I read so many 29Please respect copyright.PENANAjQJ3svFl9r
comments. As much as there were so many haters around (like myself), so 29Please respect copyright.PENANAaNfSw6Y07E
many people couldn't stop talking about how adorable the two looked 29Please respect copyright.PENANAciRxDO9Igf
together. I couldn't help but admit to myself that they were right. They29Please respect copyright.PENANAqA5aExFjSO
really did make a cute couple. And that left me envious. I wished it 29Please respect copyright.PENANAL2C1V97T9e
was G-Dragon and I. Not G-Dragon and Sam.copyright protection25PENANAG32mysOW0y29Please respect copyright.PENANAymwqUae3Sv

That sent me boiling at a29Please respect copyright.PENANAjj5otJV93O
point where I almost threw my phone away. When Christine came to see me29Please respect copyright.PENANAYOQBQMKXFU
in my room and found me in an angry fit, I told her how painful I felt 29Please respect copyright.PENANAcegJEaTTeM
seeing G-Dragon and Sam together.copyright protection25PENANA2imCtYT9SH29Please respect copyright.PENANAoy6uWzdSJh

Christine had told me to29Please respect copyright.PENANAGI6xjWj4UZ
cool down and that I shouldn't be jealous. She told me that Sam was 29Please respect copyright.PENANAY6dfPSqJLF
only with G-Dragon because she was only trying to resolve things. I told29Please respect copyright.PENANAv9dBE9bR1V
her that I already knew that. Christine quickly left me to myself when 29Please respect copyright.PENANA8IDffWbz05
she realised that she couldn't calm me down. So I was alone for the rest29Please respect copyright.PENANAyZbMf1EFKq
of the day, not speaking to anyone. I didn't even join the others for 29Please respect copyright.PENANAkgAxSeH46J
supper. I had ordered for my supper to be taken up to my room.copyright protection25PENANANthBvO81xd29Please respect copyright.PENANAZfrCuHzFgA

And now, I had to face 29Please respect copyright.PENANALPzXBOYguI
another challenge of seeing everyone today, especially Sam, since we 29Please respect copyright.PENANAHOZhmRw4VC
have to finish up on the choreography and start working on the music 29Please respect copyright.PENANAOUSfxmX62d
video as soon as possible. I have to put up with all this today when I 29Please respect copyright.PENANAGN2gKE5IUz
was still so upset.copyright protection25PENANAoehqAQSoNS29Please respect copyright.PENANArBoqTLipQd

I quickly got out of bed and went in the showers, hoping the cool water would cool down all the boiling anger in me.copyright protection25PENANAXPaksEimNa29Please respect copyright.PENANA2E8UUFgRLj

After I was done, I 29Please respect copyright.PENANA5s67JRMPzG
quickly dressed up. And carrying my purse with me, I went to meet the 29Please respect copyright.PENANAo1iNsczKBp
others at the dining table for breakfast.copyright protection25PENANA3BEkd99lbG29Please respect copyright.PENANAXE46yYLPPx

I found the others 29Please respect copyright.PENANA8U0f2J6OyG
already settled down for breakfast. When I came to settle down on the 29Please respect copyright.PENANAvXIOLa0kUC
table, everyone mouthed out a "good morning" to me, except Sam. And I 29Please respect copyright.PENANAKSgOZPNKEC
replied back with a smile on my face.copyright protection25PENANAzzURZvIRUv29Please respect copyright.PENANAiNxi3z2aoA

I felt a little awkward 29Please respect copyright.PENANAQTyzHjJHEE
when I looked at Sam who sat across the table next to Collins and hadn't29Please respect copyright.PENANAjpxAdwp1h4
said a word to me when I came to the table. She was busy with her 29Please respect copyright.PENANADzSbRVKT69
breakfast, her usual bacon, eggs and toast with juice. I realised she 29Please respect copyright.PENANAuW32vKmfs1
hadn't even looked up at me once and that also felt weird.copyright protection25PENANAKSlVcNzv9n29Please respect copyright.PENANATMqrmEYMFf

I know that she and I 29Please respect copyright.PENANAQjOJuGFfAL
aren't talking to each other at the moment, but I expected her to say a 29Please respect copyright.PENANAo5Ir8ecutF
"good morning" or even look at me to acknowledge that I was around. She 29Please respect copyright.PENANAvnrVPOzNBf
was one person even if we ever had an argument, she would at least try 29Please respect copyright.PENANA2syRb2xQh8
to say something to me. The fact that she didn't greet me, made me feel 29Please respect copyright.PENANABFdk7mykQ2
like something was wrong.copyright protection25PENANAFdYkxbtHxE29Please respect copyright.PENANAZmpriefS1R

I poured myself a cup of29Please respect copyright.PENANA74jFVuHtlZ
coffee, trying to ignore what I was feeling at the moment. I got some 29Please respect copyright.PENANACXFQhNcP72
slices of toast and ate my breakfast.copyright protection25PENANAn7eiYeOH5I29Please respect copyright.PENANAR6phxHwNzy

"Hey, Sam," said Mike, who sat right next to her. "Have you seen what people have been saying about you and G-Dragon?"copyright protection25PENANAcQBxLNlkiv29Please respect copyright.PENANAEGCXmxr41M

My heart almost skipped a29Please respect copyright.PENANA3DJJt1wFQD
beat and I almost choked on my coffee. What was Mike getting at? I know29Please respect copyright.PENANAIIJ7ZgOw4n
he does things just to annoy me sometimes, but this time, he has gone 29Please respect copyright.PENANA4I4GFqe7uf
way too far. I was over here! Hello!copyright protection25PENANAHYIFigQMXn29Please respect copyright.PENANAUxSDgmEN1v

"You don't have to remind me," Sam said as she looked at her brother. "I've even decided not to go online today."copyright protection25PENANArluFEtTsbZ29Please respect copyright.PENANAqJeaRdrFJv

"For one who doesn't like attention, you might just disappear off the face of the earth," said Collins.copyright protection25PENANAbnQMVBAhVT29Please respect copyright.PENANA3Nd7uSxI01

"I can do that," said Sam, staring up at the ceiling obviously building castles in the air.copyright protection25PENANAMCSviaM9XJ29Please respect copyright.PENANAXUzQyQcdDe

"I have no doubt about that."copyright protection25PENANAwo514JvXcG29Please respect copyright.PENANAI3YWePaFuU

"But I don't see why you29Please respect copyright.PENANAayInFcgcVg
have to," said Daniel. "Just because people make stories about you and 29Please respect copyright.PENANAeSbNIJDVWh
G-Dragon dating, doesn't mean that you are."copyright protection25PENANAXo4Nb0pLhk29Please respect copyright.PENANA9Fl7BzWMer

"One thing about fans is29Please respect copyright.PENANAHoZqMED3Ry
that they can make a story so believable," said Christine. "Even those 29Please respect copyright.PENANAj5ruTaex5a
who don't know what's going on, might end up believing it."copyright protection25PENANAF3XxygHkpE29Please respect copyright.PENANAOeP9mrJjeX

"I know," said Lee. 29Please respect copyright.PENANAKVmKl9pZcg
"Right now, some k-pop news sites are already taking this to the next 29Please respect copyright.PENANAxvmY0f8eMe
level. But they all say they couldn't be too sure about it until they 29Please respect copyright.PENANApBseLPGu8U
get an official statement from you and G-Dragon."copyright protection25PENANA4W3aX7Ut5629Please respect copyright.PENANAsSPPCbY2aa

"Wow, that's serious," said Sam.copyright protection25PENANAa3ufQFfgrw29Please respect copyright.PENANAiIGEGHUPVH

"But right now, we have no time for interviews," said Collins. "We have a music video to work on."copyright protection25PENANAA6AyD9Olud29Please respect copyright.PENANA3kivz4lfyt

"I can work with that," said Sam, with a smile on her face.copyright protection25PENANA0y93J7bDBg29Please respect copyright.PENANA91mZRZbP1l

"Alright, guys, finish up your breakfast. You know the drill."copyright protection25PENANAKMjf1aUgqm29Please respect copyright.PENANAZj3GYKnSzj

"Aye, aye," said Daniel, finishing up his breakfast.copyright protection25PENANAN1tnA6wps029Please respect copyright.PENANAACES8dWttv

"Well, you're quiet today, Zoey," said Christine as she looked at me. She sat directly across me on the table.copyright protection25PENANACszMwiUHWw29Please respect copyright.PENANAXDxjCoiNdj

"Do you have a problem with that?" I asked, eyeing Christine.copyright protection25PENANAYGiiVjsQAT29Please respect copyright.PENANA9dCdUBYhux

"You're just too quiet, that's all."copyright protection25PENANAdoVGLvMiUf29Please respect copyright.PENANAA4aeWisTMV

"You should be quiet more often," said Collins as he got up from the table. "It kind of suits you."copyright protection25PENANAjxHSkebfW729Please respect copyright.PENANApJyX2alkYz

I frowned at Collins. "Thanks. I'll try doing so more often. That's if I want to."copyright protection25PENANALUO4cKoFAY29Please respect copyright.PENANAD8NgmHRkYl

"Now that's the Zoey I know," said Mike, raising his eyebrow at me and smiling.copyright protection25PENANAzNnuu80grV29Please respect copyright.PENANARzq1Nmkfg7

I stuck my tongue out at29Please respect copyright.PENANAbGQJDSUYdS
Mike but he continued to smile mockingly nonetheless. I noticed that 29Please respect copyright.PENANAyR1l7n3ZH2
the others were laughing and smiling at the whole thing, except Sam. She29Please respect copyright.PENANAlzBLBp8WFp
still wasn't looking in my direction.copyright protection25PENANAvKsdDNrO2n29Please respect copyright.PENANA3Q5TzIMtH0

Soon after breakfast, we29Please respect copyright.PENANAmfRoBZLEZt
left for YG. In the SUV, Sam sat at the back with her brothers. We were29Please respect copyright.PENANAHl3i6EHfAn
all chatting happily in the car but she was quiet the whole way. She 29Please respect copyright.PENANAEEdKxNtkga
was like that nowadays, always lost in thought. I wondered what she 29Please respect copyright.PENANAkDqc12cNHb
could be thinking about. Sam was one person who never really shared what29Please respect copyright.PENANAgowjGDYoSz
she thought. When you asked her about it, she would usually say 29Please respect copyright.PENANAMxdZiLML63
"nothing" and say no more. But if she really wants to share with you, 29Please respect copyright.PENANAWqGmDIpPv6
she would.copyright protection25PENANAWOiLSuvga629Please respect copyright.PENANA1Mux6ba4A3

We arrived at YG and we 29Please respect copyright.PENANAEmBRlTD8EJ
found ourselves back at the dance studio we were practising in on 29Please respect copyright.PENANAbAaSXNBmD6
Saturday. We found our dance choreographer and all the Big Bang members 29Please respect copyright.PENANAtETXcZ9n4J
with the rest of the backup dancers, waiting for us.copyright protection25PENANAfJUCdoLdEd29Please respect copyright.PENANAqJ52BrVeAA

When everyone were 29Please respect copyright.PENANAYLa8E8WfvA
exchanging greetings with each other, G-Dragon didn't respond to me when29Please respect copyright.PENANAmYegWqf5Nk
I said "hi" to him. Given with what happened yesterday, I bet he was 29Please respect copyright.PENANAPe4VgFmcTX
still mad at me for how I behaved towards Sam. He didn't even want to 29Please respect copyright.PENANAMSJX0n6XDB
hang out with us soon after Sam had left.copyright protection25PENANA8aYBoBpQqs29Please respect copyright.PENANAxZAMfwcvC0

Him not responding to me29Please respect copyright.PENANAQrfUmwAJIu
felt awkward and I longed for him to at least give me some attention. 29Please respect copyright.PENANAGvmptnNzkq
He didn't say "hi" to Sam either but just nodded his head when she 29Please respect copyright.PENANAbRqLEGhQcU
greeted him. At least that was acknowledging someone even if they 29Please respect copyright.PENANAR3l7YHDyqm
weren't talking to each other. And he was staring at her the whole time 29Please respect copyright.PENANA27RpxkMkU6
even when she wasn't looking. I thought of throwing a shoe at him, but I29Please respect copyright.PENANAL5YbQCS8t5
just looked away instead.copyright protection25PENANAengw891Dqb29Please respect copyright.PENANA2l8os655Fw

We went straight to 29Please respect copyright.PENANArHEj7bETvy
practising for almost a good five hours. And those proved to be the 29Please respect copyright.PENANA0hEZtuClD5
hardest five hours of my life. Since the dance routine starts with 29Please respect copyright.PENANAqGry4TFaZk
G-Dragon and I, it was really hard having him so close to me. I realised29Please respect copyright.PENANAHr2lK9xp23
that I still had feelings for him. At some point during practise, I 29Please respect copyright.PENANAX3kB2N6E8K
almost hugged him, but I brought myself not to. And that wasn't the 29Please respect copyright.PENANAKzqb8v4NF4
worst part.copyright protection25PENANAJFUDi714lG29Please respect copyright.PENANA7nvaIfjgEm

During pratice, I 29Please respect copyright.PENANAjCpDerql6z
noticed that G-Dragon still couldn't take his eyes off Sam. This was 29Please respect copyright.PENANA5Q8v1g063G
getting to the point where I wanted to scream at him to snap out of it. I29Please respect copyright.PENANAab3FmMVF2A
wondered what he saw in Sam and that sent me thinking.copyright protection25PENANAiuRg6gRv6i29Please respect copyright.PENANA2ldrYsTpNZ

G-Dragon wasn't the only29Please respect copyright.PENANAYSQ7oSnpYr
one who liked Sam. Come to think of it, G-Dragon and Daesung liked Sam.29Please respect copyright.PENANA59D9PZVLFX
Probably even Seungri and TOP, given that Seungri had a beautiful crown29Please respect copyright.PENANAmHjz9i12HP
made just for her and TOP flirts with her whenever he gets the chance 29Please respect copyright.PENANA2GHTN6LbvK
to. Taeyang already had Hyorin and always took Sam like a sister. What 29Please respect copyright.PENANADBTgKJgGvV
did Sam have that even most of the Big Bang members like her so much?copyright protection25PENANAXkFeQNnRrN29Please respect copyright.PENANAERDXrMgtPX

As her best friend, I 29Please respect copyright.PENANAiSE0Ls6xDC
should be aware of her qualities. She was nice and friendly to whoever 29Please respect copyright.PENANAhhebyZVOFq
approached her. She was very pretty and had a great body, though she was29Please respect copyright.PENANAKkhnhI9ycZ
never ever fully aware of her physical beauty herself. She always 29Please respect copyright.PENANAwuRavDCCag
thought she was like any other ordinary girl but she was more than that.copyright protection25PENANA3btXPM5RRr29Please respect copyright.PENANAfrytD6syU8

She was also smart, 29Please respect copyright.PENANAYFsg2KZcib
caring and always understanding. She was a great leader and one who 29Please respect copyright.PENANAbOG3ZbGCNR
always had our backs whenever we were in trouble. I don't know how many 29Please respect copyright.PENANAS2jqwWxYvr
times she had always tried to get The Toxins out of trouble. I agree 29Please respect copyright.PENANA7u6zK9kKlC
that even if we look like we don't appreciate what she does, we really 29Please respect copyright.PENANAVxrCAqNh2B
do.copyright protection25PENANAy9Wpq2FiyL29Please respect copyright.PENANA8VEsmaoT9U

Sam really had a lot of 29Please respect copyright.PENANAlgosQ9BaTX
good qualities. Maybe that's why she was liked and loved by everyone. 29Please respect copyright.PENANANPufr5GenJ
Even her fans. She was honest, when she wanted to. She was also a pretty29Please respect copyright.PENANAQwEuY1FnUO
good liar, only when it was necessary to do so. And she was one who 29Please respect copyright.PENANAif5GIVPj6J
wouldn't want to hurt anyone around her.copyright protection25PENANAAw6fKX37Pv29Please respect copyright.PENANAhUyL9ZRQdf

Realising this made me 29Please respect copyright.PENANAz4LeyKfd8a
feel a little guilty as I looked at Sam who was dancing in front of me 29Please respect copyright.PENANA2qq7683Wra
with Taeyang beside her. I looked at her face and she had this smile 29Please respect copyright.PENANAFI4duecm4q
that reflected her innocence. I realised that I had been giving Sam a 29Please respect copyright.PENANABEvnS387hg
real hard time after I found out G-Dragon likes her and not me. She was 29Please respect copyright.PENANAhjGHrNPuKh
my best friend and would do nothing to hurt me. I know she was only 29Please respect copyright.PENANAEp0IDuXQR2
looking out for me like she always does but, I was just too ignorant to 29Please respect copyright.PENANAhtGMQyQZF7
realise it until now.copyright protection25PENANAVSGpPvbVn229Please respect copyright.PENANAfXrWFSJumu

"Wait, hold on a minute guys," said the choreographer. We all stopped dancing as instructed.copyright protection25PENANAmVcikCl0UT29Please respect copyright.PENANAM0UMJxhHo8

"Zoey, you aren't 29Please respect copyright.PENANAJGBpssXjrD
concentrating," said the choreographer as he looked at me. "This is the 29Please respect copyright.PENANAqHBSDgKnK6
second time you have made the same mistake."copyright protection25PENANAMupSK9QOhF29Please respect copyright.PENANARx7LjRjAyI

"Oh, sorry," I said, scratching the back of my head feeling embarrassed. "I'll try to be more cautious next time."copyright protection25PENANAjdx0CnwNiT29Please respect copyright.PENANAJiolHROFag

"Okay. Let's continue from where we left off."copyright protection25PENANAQFO3Y9FjaA29Please respect copyright.PENANAjBXUtAadYV

It was lunch the time we29Please respect copyright.PENANAkQssCLjWmS
broke off for a break. The choreographer left and the others were 29Please respect copyright.PENANAE6b2rTUfy4
talking to some of the backup dancers. I noticed Sam at the corner of 29Please respect copyright.PENANAvRFtM84Wm2
the room with Christine and some of the backup dancers talking. It 29Please respect copyright.PENANASGTk8v6srt
looked like they were having one hell of a funny conversation, because 29Please respect copyright.PENANAl6zw90p3gY
they were all laughing.copyright protection25PENANAdW5CPQMFE429Please respect copyright.PENANA8MQNgCWkzj

"Hey, why are you here all alone?" came TOP as he came to stand right next to me.copyright protection25PENANAkYhRZUfvIx29Please respect copyright.PENANAnrZgL8MSBd

"Nothing," I replied, looking down at my sneakers. "I just want to be alone today."copyright protection25PENANApyddBbnhux29Please respect copyright.PENANAlXkUutVUwc

"Still not talking to Sam?"copyright protection25PENANASHuXkjN7Zs29Please respect copyright.PENANASEYJselpzV

"Nope."copyright protection25PENANAckqubporV629Please respect copyright.PENANAIWmIc8RY1t

TOP's lips raised to a smile. "You really are stubborn."copyright protection25PENANAYkFcyhnVzS29Please respect copyright.PENANAcmqwhV0cPx

"Too bad it's in my DNA." I smirked.copyright protection25PENANAtrzYoUhc2h29Please respect copyright.PENANAoHcnrECM4b

"And how long do you think you're going to put up with it?" TOP folded his arms as he looked at me.copyright protection25PENANAEeB5INv7eq29Please respect copyright.PENANAIN74wkdnje

"Maybe till we go home." I shrugged my shoulders.copyright protection25PENANAddKTpjaMfJ29Please respect copyright.PENANARwBh2Sc342

"I doubt it. Judging by the way you performed today, you looked really preoccupied that you made several mistakes."copyright protection25PENANAEIaeGz9YLb29Please respect copyright.PENANAAtKMQbrsXw

"Being preoccupied is Sam's thing."copyright protection25PENANAgpqRv8E0fT29Please respect copyright.PENANAEGjMLP6Ydq

"I know. But you aren't 29Please respect copyright.PENANAd4WOmZHz2L
yourself, that's for sure. And also, the Zoey I know wouldn't be here 29Please respect copyright.PENANABCflp5wRyu
all alone. You would be chit chatting like you always do."copyright protection25PENANAqt6bmwuwiK29Please respect copyright.PENANAndaGZVw6UJ

"What if I just want to be alone for today?"copyright protection25PENANAgXsqc9Zl8L29Please respect copyright.PENANAw8NsWasEJu

"It's okay. Everyone has those kind of days. But you look like being alone sometimes is a bad thing."copyright protection25PENANAxpbXgG5VGl29Please respect copyright.PENANApk7FFxKboj

I frowned. "Why?"copyright protection25PENANAP7OVibrNIK29Please respect copyright.PENANAGLwQswMYCG

"Because you look miserable."copyright protection25PENANAxYI0pUapfj29Please respect copyright.PENANAH9OvCLF4pp

I didn't expect that coming from TOP. My mouth was agape as I looked at him.copyright protection25PENANAaMIlJZ1PUI29Please respect copyright.PENANAzPJHupefBD

"Miserable!"copyright protection25PENANAbJPZF8b7WT29Please respect copyright.PENANAzho68QCUPf

"Ya." TOP nodded his head. "It clearly shows."copyright protection25PENANASuSAvhuFGK29Please respect copyright.PENANABwoq21cI5C

I thought for a moment 29Please respect copyright.PENANA7FrQmWfBcR
and went back to looking at Sam and Christine with the backup dancers. 29Please respect copyright.PENANAeL8CRgtubi
Mike, Daesung, Seungri and Daniel had also formed their own little 29Please respect copyright.PENANAJMP8dR9pAf
circle and were laughing and chatting too. Taeyang and G-Dragon were 29Please respect copyright.PENANA1HUtyhqOSC
with some of the backup dancers, having a normal chat.copyright protection25PENANAZRxHchHe6B29Please respect copyright.PENANAF6oNJg4dKf

Seeing all this in front29Please respect copyright.PENANAvu2lDgdMFN
of me made me realise that TOP was right. I was definitely miserable. 29Please respect copyright.PENANA2GuWa2dAQ6
By now, I would be with the others, chatting. But here I was, all alone.29Please respect copyright.PENANAdvdBjWSoaD
Until TOP came to talk to me.copyright protection25PENANAWhlMh1Vs8R29Please respect copyright.PENANAEG7H1LXeyC

"I guess you're right," I said. "I am miserable."copyright protection25PENANAm1leBQv6wc29Please respect copyright.PENANA1AjwxtyL4p

"Don't worry about it. Aren't you going to resolve things with Sam?"copyright protection25PENANARv3odgFUuM29Please respect copyright.PENANARhV4Tf1LDb

"I don't know," I said 29Please respect copyright.PENANAohRwYThV7Q
as I looked at Sam who was laughing out loud. "I'm still mad at her, but29Please respect copyright.PENANAy9qRFYleJq
something in me tells me that I can't stay like this for long."copyright protection25PENANAwr4SelT9O229Please respect copyright.PENANAEAHzFBOHms

I told TOP what happened in the morning and how it felt weird that Sam didn't say a word to me nor even looked at me.copyright protection25PENANA0a3mpFcUMJ29Please respect copyright.PENANASLJKhIDzDL

"I felt so bad about it," I said, shaking my head.copyright protection25PENANA7Dea2srInW29Please respect copyright.PENANApcUQ3AOpOx

"Then why don't you talk to her?"copyright protection25PENANAuTnyLCUELI29Please respect copyright.PENANAPs8x2O8Rvv

"Pfft!" I rolled my eyes. "Why should I? Sam always does all the talking."copyright protection25PENANAHLTK8iqkdc29Please respect copyright.PENANAjog39yLN7p

"Really? You think Sam would do that this time around? Besides, she wasn't really at fault with all this."copyright protection25PENANA4kQjvSLWA829Please respect copyright.PENANAyxBtoF3d5S

"I know."copyright protection25PENANAT52gEOTytE29Please respect copyright.PENANALVlTsnIBfe

"So? Are you going to try and talk to her yourself?"copyright protection25PENANAhaqaUytkTG29Please respect copyright.PENANA6zCmCMUoz2

"I'll think about it."copyright protection25PENANAxX1nhxg2uR29Please respect copyright.PENANAO8ApBY5Fbb

"Hey, guys," came Seungri, suddenly calling out to everyone in the room. "Who wants pizza?"copyright protection25PENANAbnXeEB2x9v29Please respect copyright.PENANAxW6SQzgzav

Everyone muttered out "me!" really loud. Seungri smiled and said he would bring the pizza.copyright protection25PENANAbrFCCAa5V429Please respect copyright.PENANANh4qDGcy5M

"Mind if you guys can help me?" Seungri asked as he came up to TOP and I.copyright protection25PENANAMs2OQjl7mQ29Please respect copyright.PENANABTUbjwaobm

"Sure," I said. I really needed to get out of here for a while and breathe.copyright protection25PENANAYxdVMSwOqG29Please respect copyright.PENANAAIjGAagQJq

The three of us went out29Please respect copyright.PENANAmwHqWl79Uc
of the room and headed to the elevator to take us downstairs. Seungri 29Please respect copyright.PENANAVv5PHolRNx
already had his phone out calling the pizza parlour to take the order.copyright protection25PENANAkC8ZeKApPv29Please respect copyright.PENANAenfx4QIkHr

As soon as we reached the ground floor, we stuck around in the lobby waiting for the pizza.copyright protection25PENANAtCYwqPPMWb29Please respect copyright.PENANAL3YtuUOB4I

"I'm so hungry," said Seungri, staring at his watch.copyright protection25PENANACVJQQvJnj929Please respect copyright.PENANANZeTPVibN5

"Chill, you just ordered29Please respect copyright.PENANAI1tYzyOhSw
pizza like right now," said TOP who was sitting right next to me on one29Please respect copyright.PENANAJEzH74CWFG
of the chairs in the waiting area of the lobby.copyright protection25PENANA4ELcDZXepN29Please respect copyright.PENANAFtGTnvPFGC

"But I'm so hungry."copyright protection25PENANAKSpIoQyeDu29Please respect copyright.PENANALoEemdMbvF

"Trust me, you aren't 29Please respect copyright.PENANAHejhWrlyo1
the only one," I said as I looked at Seungri who was still standing. 29Please respect copyright.PENANAf3vVXSqMx7
"Sit down or else you're going to drain the last remaining blood you 29Please respect copyright.PENANApiv4xShk4N
have."copyright protection25PENANApfp86gDPEX29Please respect copyright.PENANAZL2j3YLpx9

"Well, that's mean," said Seungri as he sat next to me. "What's up with you?"copyright protection25PENANAZIBKVfKSu929Please respect copyright.PENANArMdWIaP8Xm

"Nothing," I said as I folded my arms.copyright protection25PENANAFe25WrVvFy29Please respect copyright.PENANAfnFLrdEJxI

"She's cranky, don't mind her," said TOP.copyright protection25PENANAZ4OpdVGRLk29Please respect copyright.PENANAwwuzQyyBX5

"I'm not cranky. Just having an awful day."copyright protection25PENANAPK2qvYGfQa29Please respect copyright.PENANALpSYlA9aI7

"Ya, we can see that," said Seungri with a smirk on his face.copyright protection25PENANApworBlSxQy29Please respect copyright.PENANAxYudKWqoFY

I didn't say anything as29Please respect copyright.PENANA7cuCLlajX8
I shook my head. All of the sudden, I felt my phone vibrate against my 29Please respect copyright.PENANApIxhHTRQ4A
thigh in the pocket of my sweat pants. I took out my phone. Jehan was 29Please respect copyright.PENANAYBztPjpgI4
calling.copyright protection25PENANA5QDUgQPWIB29Please respect copyright.PENANAeQhJs34Cn2

"Isn't it that French guy we met yesterday at the mall?" TOP asked, looking at my phone screen.copyright protection25PENANAgxljXRhE6729Please respect copyright.PENANALMKi4sbWjg

"Can you please not look!" I said as I turned the phone screen away from TOP's eyes.copyright protection25PENANAPvEeXfzQMq29Please respect copyright.PENANAwhS6KHpaX8

"Okay, well you better answer that call."copyright protection25PENANAoSh2NySDuA29Please respect copyright.PENANAecYwVqA03X

I stood from the chair and answered Jehan's call when I was a few feet away from the others.copyright protection25PENANAeL7A45rmKy29Please respect copyright.PENANA2OKN7OgjLz

"Hello," I answered.copyright protection25PENANAuz48N1onSa29Please respect copyright.PENANAzhRroC9OM7

"Hey, Zoey," said Jehan. "Are you busy today?"copyright protection25PENANAOh35jRDcu829Please respect copyright.PENANAW1jVxfm7gp

"Ya, I'm very busy," I answered. "Why?"copyright protection25PENANANJTVkY0MkL29Please respect copyright.PENANA5jeP7mEnFp

"We have to meet today, ASAP."copyright protection25PENANAkOkoX8qlvj29Please respect copyright.PENANAXfHOH5qQTc

"But I can't. I have a lot to do today and I don't think I'll manage to meet with you."copyright protection25PENANAwkAAqTr46W29Please respect copyright.PENANAXQdhLLw7SM

"I don't care. I need that teddy bear today. Not tomorrow, but today."copyright protection25PENANAcTG6O04PMp29Please respect copyright.PENANAxX6MNd8rAO

I knew Jehan was going 29Please respect copyright.PENANARx3ymKDNAx
to call and demand for the teddy bear. Luckily, I carried my purse with 29Please respect copyright.PENANA0yndP9ZmgS
the teddy bear in it. I hadn't removed it from my purse since yesterday 29Please respect copyright.PENANA9OQfADsI53
and I checked to see if it was still in there this morning. The purse 29Please respect copyright.PENANAwWBzuXk8LV
was upstairs in the dance studio.copyright protection25PENANAA7eVvb4WxA29Please respect copyright.PENANAGLt3ZjdYGt

"Okay, what time do you want to get the teddy bear?"copyright protection25PENANAg3UQDkK5oQ29Please respect copyright.PENANAQPhG4RjxAo

"I'm coming to YG to get it."copyright protection25PENANA2BKIHzIMov29Please respect copyright.PENANAA6lbGP90YU

"What!" I was horrified and equally surprised. "No way. You can't come here."copyright protection25PENANAbZCpV8BZ5929Please respect copyright.PENANAWEFqHEJUCp

"Fine. If you have a better idea, then call me or text in the next thirty minutes. I have to get that teddy today."copyright protection25PENANAAlcubQPWVe29Please respect copyright.PENANAotfG9kytR8

"You don't have to remind me," I snarled.copyright protection25PENANANXPyGw7piw29Please respect copyright.PENANASsfdDV2NW0

He cut the call and I 29Please respect copyright.PENANAHSEnjm22hE
looked at my phone like I was ready to throw it out of the lobby through29Please respect copyright.PENANAsG8Hmh2VLT
the open entrance doors. This was bad. Real bad. He had wanted to come 29Please respect copyright.PENANA3DljQZeTMb
here to get the teddy. That was going to be dangerous if everyone were 29Please respect copyright.PENANAUu4zRnVTqd
to see him. They would start to ask questions.copyright protection25PENANAUuwwUrFwrK29Please respect copyright.PENANAySTGAgYCbJ

"Zoey," came Seungri's voice behind me.copyright protection25PENANAF26RxiImeE29Please respect copyright.PENANAwfnSydRN7E

I turned around and there stood Seungri and TOP staring at me.copyright protection25PENANAA2CpAiWHHf29Please respect copyright.PENANAZ183A0rwTR

"What?" I asked.copyright protection25PENANAdBJK8DcO9E29Please respect copyright.PENANAKsKE9lU8Y6

"Was that Jehan you were talking to?" TOP asked.copyright protection25PENANAyOGEGdWozb29Please respect copyright.PENANARumemVseJz

"Um, ya. Is there a problem?"copyright protection25PENANA2adEANXwvE29Please respect copyright.PENANASIB0Mb0dIU

"You two didn't seem to be having a normal conversation," said Seungri. "It sounded like you were arguing or something."copyright protection25PENANAMJgvto9Gdj29Please respect copyright.PENANA5snP6wa1E9

"Arguing? Pfft. No," I gave out a small laugh trying to hide my fear. "It was just some silly misunderstanding."copyright protection25PENANAkL70qOendO29Please respect copyright.PENANA8wDvL0qdea

"Come on, Zoey," said TOP. "That was no ordinary misunderstanding and I know an argument when I see one."copyright protection25PENANAyfYMUzAR6529Please respect copyright.PENANAN7So7FA8Si

"Guys, it's nothing. You're worrying for no reason."copyright protection25PENANAwSPMnjbxZo29Please respect copyright.PENANA3YKqORXZSC

"Oh, ya? Then why were you talking about that teddy bear then? It's that small cute teddy he had sent you guys, right?"copyright protection25PENANAQjaXkAMyYZ29Please respect copyright.PENANA818LwULW70

Dang it! I was cornered 29Please respect copyright.PENANA6V7ZjfETox
now. They had heard about the teddy. I couldn't come up with a lie. If 29Please respect copyright.PENANAbrwWSkNQjG
anything, I'm a terrible liar. Looks like the truth will always come to 29Please respect copyright.PENANAtrHCcdwYaE
light no matter how much you try to hide it.copyright protection25PENANAmwflj9UT1029Please respect copyright.PENANAZhz7gTmVMK

"Tell us, Zoey," said Seungri softly. "It can show on your face that something is wrong."copyright protection25PENANAZyTOkg7wN629Please respect copyright.PENANAtYcZV5jJWC

I sighed as I looked down on the floor. "Fine. But don't tell anyone."copyright protection25PENANAUEq4CKFoiD29Please respect copyright.PENANApp371gkyfv

"Okay. Now tell us what's going on," said TOP.copyright protection25PENANAnFaC0tMVnO29Please respect copyright.PENANAceMMm3FIYs

We went back to settle down on the chairs. We were at a reasonable distance away from the receptionist, so I could talk quietly.copyright protection25PENANAWnmPbH5jdT29Please respect copyright.PENANAtsqGrmMK5I

I told them everything 29Please respect copyright.PENANAmu8qB9HWIW
from what happened in Paris till now. They listened carefully and hadn't29Please respect copyright.PENANAsUbeGxilgh
said a word until I finished the whole story.copyright protection25PENANAq7xQcaBRyU29Please respect copyright.PENANANKJeqaAcUF

"Have you told anyone about all this?" Seungri asked.copyright protection25PENANAvWzGzA9lvx29Please respect copyright.PENANAVha3IMdpJV

"Just you two," I answered.copyright protection25PENANAarUxg6empr29Please respect copyright.PENANAmbQyqw6ISn

"Wow, this is serious," said TOP, trying to take it all in. "He's a diamond smuggler?"copyright protection25PENANAgQzOHLYiDx29Please respect copyright.PENANAZG7IUxTvKN

"Surprising, right?"copyright protection25PENANAd9tMP2nZoT29Please respect copyright.PENANAaG5lJO7XeR

"Totally," said Seungri. "He seemed so nice when we met him."copyright protection25PENANAwylr5BxkYX29Please respect copyright.PENANATB2J9sfgb8

"We should involve the police on this one," said TOP.copyright protection25PENANAMfOl3v72OL29Please respect copyright.PENANADaOKTIiMd3

"No! We can't involve them."copyright protection25PENANAz1U2OK4cJs29Please respect copyright.PENANAAoJGJtuRqI

"Why?"copyright protection25PENANA5g1qH72fr129Please respect copyright.PENANAIjjL2teiJp

"You know word goes out 29Please respect copyright.PENANArnAf8tXqgb
fast. The next thing we know, it's going to be all over social media and29Please respect copyright.PENANAtQAdxjG1b6
might give The Toxins a bad name. I would rather do this quietly."copyright protection25PENANAddg1zkxHnm29Please respect copyright.PENANAKUq4FtyTLi

"And how are you so sure he isn't going to use you again?" Seungri asked.copyright protection25PENANAtWooZd84pR29Please respect copyright.PENANAidFTsNmqeD

"He assured me that this29Please respect copyright.PENANABIucV1vB3H
will be the last time he will ever use me to do any of his dirty 29Please respect copyright.PENANAHNB8SgBqan
business. I just have to give him the teddy bear and that's it."copyright protection25PENANAxv8yVPFY5729Please respect copyright.PENANAItAom2bIsq

"Give who the teddy bear?" came Christine's voice.copyright protection25PENANAZilgkVARCX29Please respect copyright.PENANAm48Qg3RMFU

The three of us turned 29Please respect copyright.PENANAtnI5vAm60w
and we saw Christine standing a few feet away from us. We hadn't heard 29Please respect copyright.PENANAtJZ37l5j4y
the elevator doors open nor her footsteps. How did she get here unheard?copyright protection25PENANAd6UBuUOCYe29Please respect copyright.PENANAJqCSgTW8FB

"Christine, you're here?" I asked.copyright protection25PENANAuvJC4FsKDx29Please respect copyright.PENANA39YLetlAzm

"Ya, I came to check up on you guys since some of us are really hungry," said Christine.copyright protection25PENANARDQdTb8u2L29Please respect copyright.PENANA62556drcwv

"The delivery guy hasn't arrived yet," said Seungri with a smile.copyright protection25PENANAsgRnSlhHYg29Please respect copyright.PENANAKfVn8cg4lV

"What's this about some guy and a teddy bear?" Christine asked as she looked at me.copyright protection25PENANAWsLF5QlxAY29Please respect copyright.PENANAFo4E9i7vSH

"Ummm, it's nothing, Christine," I said, waving my hand in the air. "Just talking about some random stuff."copyright protection25PENANA5sCWFw7O0a29Please respect copyright.PENANARZKX5Qaw2G

"Random stuff involving a29Please respect copyright.PENANA1NWXa4aq9v
teddy bear?" Christine shook her head at me as she folded her arms. "I 29Please respect copyright.PENANAmPUqt3JByC
clearly heard you talking about giving some guy a teddy bear and that 29Please respect copyright.PENANAiqB2nGTycW
you won't have to do his dirty business anymore. I know you're hiding 29Please respect copyright.PENANAfeJbcUgmkp
something from me, Zoey. So you better start talking." copyright protection25PENANAztrqQjM71L29Please respect copyright.PENANASGeM7IQQjp

I rolled my eyes and sighed so loudly in frustration. How many people was I going to tell the truth to today?copyright protection25PENANAoXd9Dj0YRA29Please respect copyright.PENANAtBP4EdLyLY

"Fine," I said, looking at Christine. "But please don't tell anyone about this."copyright protection25PENANAXX3zTI51w629Please respect copyright.PENANAu1cecp8tMt

"Okay, I won't."copyright protection25PENANAb6zCxpWkxY29Please respect copyright.PENANASEa7riQh89

"Sit down."copyright protection25PENANA5VVj5yC6wt29Please respect copyright.PENANAGBLwGqJrYv

Christine sat right next to TOP and she looked at me with anticipation.copyright protection25PENANAGtrJ3ls9mZ29Please respect copyright.PENANAqtwCIJ2RcO

"I got myself into trouble," I started.copyright protection25PENANAfy6ObDe8XM29Please respect copyright.PENANAl5tvdUN3cW

"Great!" Christine threw her arms in the air. "What did you do now, Zoey?"copyright protection25PENANA62I1lOAYU629Please respect copyright.PENANAdSyYpfp9Hn

"I got involved with a diamond smuggler."copyright protection25PENANAsBATlEeONA29Please respect copyright.PENANAE7RbKAVMr8

Christine's face soon 29Please respect copyright.PENANAAMd4irY6va
drained of colour and she looked as white as a ghost. She tried to open 29Please respect copyright.PENANA3I3CHsR6By
her mouth to say something but she couldn't. Until....copyright protection25PENANAN28TRkx6su29Please respect copyright.PENANAugGmsqWndn

"What!"copyright protection25PENANASyxBASqaRk29Please respect copyright.PENANAvOaJSsaRyG

TOP quickly covered up 29Please respect copyright.PENANA1Bo5e6x5c9
her mouth before she could shout out anything else. The receptionist 29Please respect copyright.PENANAEGpk3SLZfZ
looked our way and soon went back to work. When he was sure she had 29Please respect copyright.PENANAmLNxvGZGxy
cooled down, TOP removed his hand from Christine's mouth.copyright protection25PENANAhjWRchwq5j29Please respect copyright.PENANAmyaLDoRbu3

"Are you cool now?" TOP asked.copyright protection25PENANA1TmaNdukjW29Please respect copyright.PENANAl8KLtNDfMT

"Cool?" asked Christine, sounding anxious. "I come here and hear about some diamond smuggler. How can I be cool?"copyright protection25PENANAPcvnO5gef729Please respect copyright.PENANAe9F2GaIGQg

"I know, you're really mad at me right now, but you asked what was going on," I said, looking apologetically at her.copyright protection25PENANAywqvoCMU2S29Please respect copyright.PENANAfdOpYsOPEi

"Of course I'm mad!" 29Please respect copyright.PENANASZrDKUroad
Christine whispered angrily at me. "I know you always get in trouble, 29Please respect copyright.PENANAhpnWr47aLX
but this by far is the worst of them all."copyright protection25PENANAd4LzezNIU729Please respect copyright.PENANAq0afp8IdYm

"At least it's not a drug dealer," I said shrugging my shoulders.copyright protection25PENANAFKka78gnmv29Please respect copyright.PENANAwRmXu7RVv2

"Is there a difference? Seriously, Zoey. How the heck did this happen?"copyright protection25PENANAuV2Uqrwdlz29Please respect copyright.PENANA9NrxKTCR4n

"It happened in Paris," I said. "Remember that guy I introduced you to at the fashion show?"copyright protection25PENANA5zDR9RqWAl29Please respect copyright.PENANAOunZKN8s17

"Ya, I remember. What about him?"copyright protection25PENANA3g5nrcwHzS29Please respect copyright.PENANAPxYcutjmoP

"He's the diamond smuggler," said TOP.copyright protection25PENANAd4OgYfHvs229Please respect copyright.PENANAoyCQ6mJIdN

"WHAT!"copyright protection25PENANA4xCIpLAQIb29Please respect copyright.PENANA62it22hbvi

"Ssh!" TOP, Seungri and I said at the same time, putting our fingers on our lips.copyright protection25PENANAbMrgaStGA229Please respect copyright.PENANAilQgxlJRI8

"Guys, I can't take it, sorry," said Christine. "Wait, that handsome guy is the diamond smuggler?"copyright protection25PENANAzN6n35CKA529Please respect copyright.PENANAG6HjXNGHwU

"And the one I met at the café," I said.copyright protection25PENANANFDpn2aYSS29Please respect copyright.PENANAvCXN6ZQnbm

"So he is the one who sent us the teddy bear?" Christine asked.copyright protection25PENANA93EAkOtNv329Please respect copyright.PENANAGtIxKfSu7A

"Yes," the three of us answered at the same time.copyright protection25PENANAQ4QXsU24FC29Please respect copyright.PENANACOHk7F7OmE

"But why does he want the teddy bear back?"copyright protection25PENANAasiNRFP2EI29Please respect copyright.PENANAIRgFFmFwKQ

"Because the teddy has diamonds in it," said Seungri.copyright protection25PENANAVNMzn6oRTT29Please respect copyright.PENANATqkBY4QQyY

"Wow, seriously?" Christine's eyes bulged out with surprise.copyright protection25PENANAUKYLHqGJvl29Please respect copyright.PENANArbM8vUNDIa

"Ya," I said. "I planned29Please respect copyright.PENANAhr2x7HUMeE
on giving him the teddy bear yesterday but I couldn't because these 29Please respect copyright.PENANAD75XI32zUB
guys showed up." I pointed at Seungri and TOP with my two thumbs.copyright protection25PENANAmFOEsGkiIY29Please respect copyright.PENANAxlMkuieiVX

"So you're the one who 29Please respect copyright.PENANAsdouLvcFiq
got the teddy from our room yesterday," said Christine." Lee was 29Please respect copyright.PENANAjVxpTfsWPm
searching for it and didn't find it. She thought she must have misplaced29Please respect copyright.PENANAxmHkGcDVuy
it somewhere. You even went to meet him yesterday? I thought you went 29Please respect copyright.PENANASWMhrxNDc6
out with Seungri."copyright protection25PENANA0DLMd9TC0M29Please respect copyright.PENANA3w2BVVRoRG

"I lied."copyright protection25PENANAwVxuGeUmXq29Please respect copyright.PENANAKp2sJJEmE8

Christine shook her head. "I knew something was up. You are really not good at lying."copyright protection25PENANAIk5wZycjQU29Please respect copyright.PENANAVx5HOwfC9r

"I know." I gave Christine a grim look.copyright protection25PENANAiRy3EMdype29Please respect copyright.PENANAIdXKPTGGhy

"Why didn't you tell us you were being threatened by this guy?"copyright protection25PENANAkV9SpQ6kc429Please respect copyright.PENANAm2XpvH893N

"I wasn't supposed to. And besides, it was too dangerous. He threatened me with a gun in Paris not to tell anyone."copyright protection25PENANAKUoQrnoDHf29Please respect copyright.PENANAiZkoH9UWM4

"That's great. There are guns too. Blackmail would have been so much better."copyright protection25PENANAyZ762MTgki29Please respect copyright.PENANAovimf7fWNx

"I know. Now he wants the teddy bear back today. And I don't know what to do. He wanted to come here and get the teddy himself."copyright protection25PENANAuFdExDuDYH29Please respect copyright.PENANAuazrz48Iec

"Then why didn't you let him come here then?" Christine asked.copyright protection25PENANAHJC6z3tYGa29Please respect copyright.PENANAwxcRVT1PQN

"That was going to raise a lot of questions if anyone saw him," said Seungri.copyright protection25PENANAee9llc8ess29Please respect copyright.PENANAUeicAyjPu7

"Now where is she going to meet him now? She has to take that teddy bear away or else it could land us into more trouble."copyright protection25PENANAxX7KBFo6in29Please respect copyright.PENANAnYhWqR1yzg

"He said I should have a location as to where we meet," I said. "And I haven't thought of anything yet."copyright protection25PENANAN06p6GsAE929Please respect copyright.PENANAL6NXXIQYyH

"Why don't you meet after practice?" TOP suggested.copyright protection25PENANALSnUeJ7mYA29Please respect copyright.PENANALsV4FvCYl7

"But where?" I asked.copyright protection25PENANAPvyXg9CEfV29Please respect copyright.PENANA6I5nFveG4O

"Tell him you will meet at the café. The one you had met him in last time. TOP and I will take you there," said Seungri.copyright protection25PENANA23W8s2OUDt29Please respect copyright.PENANAXQUKNRtEQ1

"I'm also coming with you," said Christine. "And don't refuse." She pointed her finger at me when I opened my mouth to refuse.copyright protection25PENANA3omrjAbrX929Please respect copyright.PENANAlCugG9Mj87

"Fine, but remember, don't tell anyone," I said.copyright protection25PENANA1NEzKVJmAZ29Please respect copyright.PENANAqeQwBv1Pc6

"Got it," said TOP and Seungri at the same time. Christine nodded her head.copyright protection25PENANAiC2eKuhzpU29Please respect copyright.PENANAE9WyUKqnog

I took my phone out and 29Please respect copyright.PENANAoKSS1y1NSa
texted Jehan that we should meet at the café after practise some time in29Please respect copyright.PENANAVioLOZhQPt
the evening. He replied saying that he would be there.copyright protection25PENANA3tjpVC064Y29Please respect copyright.PENANAXuDT2xEsU2

"Okay, it's settled," I said as I put my phone back in my pocket.copyright protection25PENANAg5LUFvQpSq29Please respect copyright.PENANAJjNBbOadB2

"Yay! The pizza is here," said Seungri as he stood up and approached the pizza delivery man coming in through the entrance.copyright protection25PENANAoa2roNWFnl29Please respect copyright.PENANAnxkMi9MAZB

Seungri had ordered ten 29Please respect copyright.PENANA3W5HQ8fuB9
large sized boxes of pizza, enough for everyone upstairs. And the 29Please respect copyright.PENANAxkskVE86SK
flavour, mac and cheese. Sam's favourite. Well, almost everyone's 29Please respect copyright.PENANA8ght2ACOaC
favourite.copyright protection25PENANAAqPTPKwQRA29Please respect copyright.PENANAqezwVqFaVg

We helped Seungri with the pizza and went to the elevator which took us back up to the floor of the dance studio.copyright protection25PENANAO7GA2m5SLY29Please respect copyright.PENANAksBNNxsWDk

"When all of this is over, Zoey, you're going to get a scolding from me," said Christine, as we walked down the hall.copyright protection25PENANAia8lBx8xcw29Please respect copyright.PENANAGMBYfEyStI

"I'll be ready for 29Please respect copyright.PENANAvUX4rTu63p
that," I said as I rolled my eyes. "I just can't wait to have everything29Please respect copyright.PENANAnoSYbFvEC8
back to the way they were. Before all the threatening."copyright protection25PENANATNWJGMudCl29Please respect copyright.PENANAZiUAgafP3I

"No they won't," said Seungri. "You still have Sam to resolve things with."copyright protection25PENANANrtt1vP7oB29Please respect copyright.PENANAyyCvD4o7as

"And G-Dragon," TOP added.copyright protection25PENANA5HLe3nLcUY29Please respect copyright.PENANAxxRqw361HI

"Can we please not talk about it?" I asked. "You don't have to remind me all the time."copyright protection25PENANAIOLExsq1F329Please respect copyright.PENANAaG15higw7j

"Well, someone has to," said Christine.copyright protection25PENANAntvQWwmMEL29Please respect copyright.PENANAeGRRcuVBC6

"Just so you know, I'll agree to resolve things on my own terms."copyright protection25PENANAoKs9YwwKIr29Please respect copyright.PENANA3aEVBaYHcF

"Jeez," said Christine, rolling her eyes at me. "When you say that, I have to get ready for the unexpected."copyright protection25PENANAJqgv4NXvPD29Please respect copyright.PENANAqmmrsDJI9R

We found ourselves back 29Please respect copyright.PENANA2oxTfJobk1
at the studio and this time, I found Sam talking to Taeyang. G-Dragon 29Please respect copyright.PENANAhocVkN5iui
was still talking to some of the back up dancers and I could see him 29Please respect copyright.PENANAYVEkm7X6Q7
staring at Sam through the corner of his eye. Or was that me being 29Please respect copyright.PENANAXSvuMKeaWz
paranoid?copyright protection25PENANAzc6433BqQf29Please respect copyright.PENANAcdYo9ibfBG

Christine snapped her fingers right in front of me and I turned to look at her.copyright protection25PENANAbe0EnYaUJS29Please respect copyright.PENANAxzBcTYjR49

"What?" I asked.copyright protection25PENANAlsjBXnpVTe29Please respect copyright.PENANAY12twOeLYa

"You were frowning," Christine answered.copyright protection25PENANAysrEwvH8Vy29Please respect copyright.PENANAkbojzxCKNd

"Frowning? I wasn't frowning."copyright protection25PENANAo6MoL9nV4629Please respect copyright.PENANArkM2wG0Qx4

"Says the person who 29Please respect copyright.PENANA0w620CQenP
couldn't stand seeing G-Dragon looking at someone else." Christine gave 29Please respect copyright.PENANApI0N2zlEk8
me a smirk and left me standing all alone by the door, while she joined 29Please respect copyright.PENANARLtDOZkOQS
the others who had soon formed a circle around Seungri and TOP.copyright protection25PENANAOqy72wvrrp29Please respect copyright.PENANATQoZToCKD0

Soon after lunch, we 29Please respect copyright.PENANAz2JAQL9cpu
went straight back to practising. This time, for a good six hours. We 29Please respect copyright.PENANAkhfOV3OfSE
had to do the dance routine over and over again to perfect it. This time29Please respect copyright.PENANA7MvwLoUo8x
around, I made sure not to make any mistake like I had been doing 29Please respect copyright.PENANApIA8iqUsCk
earlier. This time, everything was coming out perfect and I don't know 29Please respect copyright.PENANAWXBcLxgzM8
how many times we had to do the routine all over again. But despite the 29Please respect copyright.PENANAeUUJqG8l5h
number of times we did it again, we had a whole lot of fun.copyright protection25PENANAGZR8EoDmwy29Please respect copyright.PENANASuZsDiTxLw

At some point in the 29Please respect copyright.PENANASIuuUf1bPO
afternoon, our two managers and Lee came over to check on us and they 29Please respect copyright.PENANAj4JeO9VWu0
were really impressed. Yang Hyun-suk thought filming the dance practise 29Please respect copyright.PENANAenveQ8wJGi
will be helpful and that they would release it after the release of the 29Please respect copyright.PENANAfz0J3UZ56P
music video. The dance practise was shot and it came out perfect, but 29Please respect copyright.PENANATpTCEIMAFh
still, we went back to practising until we could pratice no more.copyright protection25PENANAUUFGjqQGmV29Please respect copyright.PENANAATE67ufEeW

It was five and the sun 29Please respect copyright.PENANAWuvWezRdEX
was setting when we were finally done for the day. I was so tired that I29Please respect copyright.PENANA3ynXa2FXCk
was lying on the floor. My body aching everywhere. Luckily, I wasn't 29Please respect copyright.PENANAedeSklnz0B
the only one on the floor. Christine and Daniel were lying on either 29Please respect copyright.PENANAvX61TkALxe
side of me. We were all pretty tired.copyright protection25PENANAMblljnSOPj29Please respect copyright.PENANAJBM6yX9eUL

The choreographer had already left and the backup dancers also started to leave. G-Dragon and Taeyang also left together.copyright protection25PENANAewj5EXuik129Please respect copyright.PENANAy9ZN2j8pS9

While I was resting and 29Please respect copyright.PENANA1o67p0rZLZ
gathering up any ounce of energy I had left, Seungri was standing next 29Please respect copyright.PENANAeuB1B9YKoT
to my head and looking down on me. I looked up at him with a puzzled 29Please respect copyright.PENANAwX2wK4PTuI
look on my face.copyright protection25PENANAReWxVfYMVk29Please respect copyright.PENANA2w79Ew96wU

"Get up, Zoey, we gotta go," said Seungri.copyright protection25PENANAHIw33PqVEg29Please respect copyright.PENANA6LpHM0RLLf

"Go? Go where?" I asked.copyright protection25PENANAfSNyYswtKQ29Please respect copyright.PENANAEicHOWMEPh

Christine roughly nudged me on my side with her elbow, I looked at her with a whining look on my face.copyright protection25PENANAuC5q91G7NB29Please respect copyright.PENANAmSNt1s0ayw

"Ouch, that hurt!" I said.copyright protection25PENANAsvkYynOZjt29Please respect copyright.PENANA5Ehul4vcPh

"Are you forgetting, Zoey?" Christine asked, raising her eyebrows. "We have to go somewhere to do something."copyright protection25PENANAgzm38kvEOf29Please respect copyright.PENANAruAEboAY2q

It was then that I remembered that I was supposed to meet Jehan at the café. I totally forgot.copyright protection25PENANAviRAJ0Cp8p29Please respect copyright.PENANAfpi3SkvSu3

"Oh, ya!" I quickly sat up on the floor and Christine followed. "We have to go."copyright protection25PENANA1AVlztJns329Please respect copyright.PENANApAHH53LBgA

"Go where?" Daniel asked, still lying down on the floor and looking at us.copyright protection25PENANAQICdLKxhpm29Please respect copyright.PENANASI4smgRXeT

"No where," I answered quickly. "We're just planning on going around the city for a drive."copyright protection25PENANAwUFovop7Ox29Please respect copyright.PENANAnujGxb024v

"I want to follow too," said Daniel.copyright protection25PENANAxQ8scHWV5p29Please respect copyright.PENANA6u6ObbRXM8

"Where did you say you were going?" came Mike who had been talking with Sam and Daesung.copyright protection25PENANAZW8C9TmHbM29Please respect copyright.PENANAyFQD8dTZa8

I rolled my eyes. Seriously? The last thing I want is for everyone to follow and find out what was going on.copyright protection25PENANA3HHI6c7wkV29Please respect copyright.PENANATyCcfaogct

"It's nothing really," said TOP. "We were planning to drive around the city. You don't have to follow."copyright protection25PENANA4SMclYUhUZ29Please respect copyright.PENANAMjXS793Z6Q

"But this is not fair," said Daniel, sitting up quickly. "I also want to come along."copyright protection25PENANAHTWPw5ITMU29Please respect copyright.PENANA7FwYiEbcEm

"Ya, me too," said Mike.copyright protection25PENANAFQCmyIzGfU29Please respect copyright.PENANAkyVXKa79qk

"Why don't you want 29Please respect copyright.PENANACcDz5LJ9KQ
these guys to go along?" Sam asked. I noticed that she still wasn't 29Please respect copyright.PENANAZSvvROa30O
looking at me. "You're just going for a drive. I see no reason for them 29Please respect copyright.PENANAplmki7vqgW
not to follow."copyright protection25PENANACjNow8nqqh29Please respect copyright.PENANALT9oteacnV

I wanted to protest and 29Please respect copyright.PENANA2nOyTFm3In
refuse but then I realised that I wasn't supposed to talk to Sam. And 29Please respect copyright.PENANAS8Ift1mYsD
refusing her was going to be pointless because I already know Seungri 29Please respect copyright.PENANAUdw3CZhMcF
and TOP weren't going to deny her so easily.copyright protection25PENANAq7bmWHrFAe29Please respect copyright.PENANAHe2vNVa9ZT

"Okay, they can come along," said Seungri.copyright protection25PENANAzg5bCEUck929Please respect copyright.PENANAwS1f7uhutJ

Dang it!copyright protection25PENANA6WsTkY2Ips29Please respect copyright.PENANA7nWEryEIkQ

"Okay, you'll find me back at the hotel. I'll tell Collins that you had to go out," said Sam to the others, giving them a smile.copyright protection25PENANAZPAbcwTEct29Please respect copyright.PENANAo25qxSmI1m

"I can take you back to the hotel if you want," said Daesung, addressing Sam.copyright protection25PENANATLKYXmCRzW29Please respect copyright.PENANACyeDOl85PB

"Thanks, that's nice of you, Daesung," said Sam giving him a sweet smile. She turned to look at the others. "Have fun you guys."copyright protection25PENANA1FStzdsBWS29Please respect copyright.PENANAOXZKCqjg9D

Sam and Daesung left the29Please respect copyright.PENANA7xFcYd4lW6
room together and I couldn't help but look at the door and think to 29Please respect copyright.PENANAHyFVcthky7
myself that the two also made a nice pair.copyright protection25PENANA4VHF7Ub0yo29Please respect copyright.PENANAWn5V7HmqYv

"So, where are we going?" Mike asked.copyright protection25PENANAur9ep7B2Ya29Please respect copyright.PENANA452Ki0XnlU

"Please, don't ask any questions," I said as I turned to face him. "It's none of your business."copyright protection25PENANAY0QRtq5W2129Please respect copyright.PENANAt3s9YEDgZb

"Mmm, seeing the look on your face, something's up," said Daniel.copyright protection25PENANAO6XwM5rX6Z29Please respect copyright.PENANAoWytSGbe79

Christine stood up from 29Please respect copyright.PENANAJbfLVxMTU8
the floor and said, "look guys, if we tell, you have to promise not to 29Please respect copyright.PENANAOobgyaVbqV
tell anyone. Not even Sam. No one."copyright protection25PENANAmAqvPQDrSC29Please respect copyright.PENANAmORViKCtYJ

I looked up at her with my eyebrow raised. "Are you seriously going to tell them?" I asked.copyright protection25PENANACRCsJ6SP2U29Please respect copyright.PENANACHVRtRpgLk

"Do I have a choice? You know how persistent these two are and they are probably going to find out anyway."copyright protection25PENANARR1OoNTPL029Please respect copyright.PENANAozIAQgKLsb

"Ya, Christine's right," said Seungri. "And we also couldn't refuse Sam for them to come along."copyright protection25PENANAO7AfDq6gRZ29Please respect copyright.PENANAHO0zKijnLi

"You just couldn't refuse because you like her too much," I said, turning to face Seungri.copyright protection25PENANAStRvWBBPqE29Please respect copyright.PENANA6n01fuSFKD

Seungri shrugged and smiled. "What can I say? I've to obey the lovely queen, right?"copyright protection25PENANAJhvL6Uz0Kk29Please respect copyright.PENANAZ9cIJ3ZuOr

I almost snapped back at him but I controlled myself and looked away.copyright protection25PENANA0zsBO51VmT29Please respect copyright.PENANAFwgG51YpoJ

"Okay, can we focus on telling us what's going on?" Daniel asked.copyright protection25PENANAVfnMKkom9O29Please respect copyright.PENANAHu7Hwnbp2W

"Fine," I said. "Someone tell them. I can't keep repeating myself with all this."copyright protection25PENANA0T6wEcqeca29Please respect copyright.PENANA226fKQiKk7

TOP told Mike and Daniel what was going on. The two brothers were shocked after what they heard.copyright protection25PENANAydJ1Oy7Qut29Please respect copyright.PENANAb0EsGJtE9R

"Oooh, you're in a lot of trouble, Zoey," said Mike, looking at me and shaking his head.copyright protection25PENANAJpJ7curAQB29Please respect copyright.PENANAoQmvySTKhV

"You don't have to remind me," I said rolling my eyes.copyright protection25PENANApRuvn9HOnU29Please respect copyright.PENANAHkYNzIDStY

"I can't believe that guy is the diamond smuggler," said Daniel.copyright protection25PENANAZW7JXVi4LM29Please respect copyright.PENANA0EYE6FoAkx

"I know," said Christine.copyright protection25PENANAyvciDpM4ZD29Please respect copyright.PENANArIoNeXF7IX

"You haven't told Sam about this too?" Mike asked.copyright protection25PENANAFpuaUSjCGH29Please respect copyright.PENANA3ph1cRKQJd

"No. No one has to know," I said. "Not even the police."copyright protection25PENANAwGDDpBzHGl29Please respect copyright.PENANAOKSNpZtNzN

"I think you should have told Sam," said Daniel.copyright protection25PENANAueRHwu6jy629Please respect copyright.PENANAl0wKOKHuSq

"So that she can judge me? No way."copyright protection25PENANAWevqopiI1Z29Please respect copyright.PENANArWPIX2zITj

"You know Sam can never do that," said Seungri. "She would have helped in any way possible."copyright protection25PENANApxF3b5ELNk29Please respect copyright.PENANAWI3OwsOZgn

"Don't try to convince 29Please respect copyright.PENANANBokmc53GX
her of anything," said Christine. "She probably won't listen like she 29Please respect copyright.PENANAu8TjQRmpzg
always does." I raised an eyebrow at Christine and she looked back at me29Please respect copyright.PENANAJvYNkug8uw
like she could hit me with a hammer.copyright protection25PENANA7hzYY6t5p229Please respect copyright.PENANAwi8UCu7HyO

"Okay, let's go," said TOP.copyright protection25PENANAblgGMF55o729Please respect copyright.PENANAF2WzmNqJd0

I got up from the floor 29Please respect copyright.PENANAZWwXJQsZZX
with Daniel and I took my purse. We soon left the room and headed 29Please respect copyright.PENANAwvfEqS9yzH
downstairs. Sam and Daesung had already gone. There was no sign of 29Please respect copyright.PENANAnfKkO67fPk
Daesung's car in the parking lot. Christine and I went with Seungri in 29Please respect copyright.PENANAgPhMN0Df0D
his car while Daniel and Mike went in TOP's car.copyright protection25PENANA5NFKRRQwCD29Please respect copyright.PENANAcw8sbzkk8U

The cars soon left the 29Please respect copyright.PENANA2w9MQYSXeI
YG premises and in the car, I couldn't help but feel nervous. What if 29Please respect copyright.PENANAiuyzglAUBA
things didn't work out like it did yesterday? I hope not. Every now and 29Please respect copyright.PENANAxO7GgigBDo
then, I would even open and check if the teddy bear was still in my 29Please respect copyright.PENANAvFUFrKEkIS
purse.copyright protection25PENANARKVqIUwbZW29Please respect copyright.PENANA31mBADXayy

"Can you you please stop29Please respect copyright.PENANAL5mSLDb1eO
doing that?" Christine asked from the back seat. "You might just drop 29Please respect copyright.PENANAqKukqW54gO
the teddy bear and lose it in the car."copyright protection25PENANAdahuR4aW9y29Please respect copyright.PENANAWkPjWpXTAv

"Stop joking around," I said as I turned to look at Christine.copyright protection25PENANA4emJZdAQKd29Please respect copyright.PENANAslAOemspoH

"Well, then stop getting nervous. We're all here with you so there is nothing to be worried about."copyright protection25PENANAtBXp2FjyRj29Please respect copyright.PENANAeOrI9RFeWV

I leaned back on the chair and tried to relax. "You're right," I said. "I need to relax."copyright protection25PENANAv5uNAlRKi029Please respect copyright.PENANA3SgScci96T

"Don't worry, we're almost there," said Seungri as the car took a turn.copyright protection25PENANAimfF5fSG5C29Please respect copyright.PENANAFyffntCPS0

"I just want to get this over with."copyright protection25PENANATzeQYgwiPo29Please respect copyright.PENANAw7OYQXQvcM

We were soon packed 29Please respect copyright.PENANArgFH8RUr10
right outside the café and TOP's car parked right next to us. I took a 29Please respect copyright.PENANAkGyzWV3zLW
deep breath. Christine came over and put her hand on my shoulder. I 29Please respect copyright.PENANAzi3ohTm7py
turned to look at her.copyright protection25PENANACkt674rYOK29Please respect copyright.PENANAUQOzxXrrpt

"Everything is going to be okay," said Christine giving me an encouraging smile. "If anything happens, we'll be here."copyright protection25PENANAZ76fMcuFSA29Please respect copyright.PENANAsKa0j7WmGI

"Thanks," I said with a smile. "I'm glad you guys are all here."copyright protection25PENANAiLawC9M8rB29Please respect copyright.PENANAif0mEhg0pF

Seungri also turned to 29Please respect copyright.PENANAzjvoT3lkvL
smile at me. I don't know what I would have done without these guys. 29Please respect copyright.PENANAOXvYXP5UcL
Their presence here gave me a little comfort. But I felt a small hole in29Please respect copyright.PENANACv1CRFU7Fj
my heart and I wished that Sam was here too.copyright protection25PENANAx4V0a25C1T29Please respect copyright.PENANAMeDiDwlYRQ

I soon got out of the 29Please respect copyright.PENANAKFOfDL4JFg
car and there was a sudden chill in the air. Maybe it's because the sun 29Please respect copyright.PENANAviLwUDcPKR
was setting that it started to become cold. I had my purse in my hand 29Please respect copyright.PENANA9x6MQJjbIb
and I looked towards the café. I hope everything will go as planned.copyright protection25PENANAm01sgNFLtx29Please respect copyright.PENANA2sQRIuCMdi

Before I could find my 29Please respect copyright.PENANA3IAOfvrrlc
way into the café, TOP, Mike and Daniel waved at me through the windows 29Please respect copyright.PENANAjuKphA9BMS
of TOP's car and giving me a thumbs up. I smiled a little and waved 29Please respect copyright.PENANAMPlCG37jPl
back. At least that gave me the confidence to go ahead.copyright protection25PENANAlLjvhVE34629Please respect copyright.PENANABT4cHjI9K4

I quickly went in the 29Please respect copyright.PENANAm4y6uQGDrt
café and when I slowly stepped in, I looked around for Jehan. I spotted 29Please respect copyright.PENANAweiRRZUYiK
him right next to the windows where we had last sat down together. He 29Please respect copyright.PENANAjUDn7lHPvs
was alone in his smart pressed black suit, as always.copyright protection25PENANAEBaAClCHXE29Please respect copyright.PENANATRwsX0jEEK

I slowly approached the 29Please respect copyright.PENANA8aZq2QpXOI
table. His eyes never left me since I walked in the café. When I got to 29Please respect copyright.PENANAH8ClwJHezc
the table, I sat facing him. My heart was beating so fast. I don't know 29Please respect copyright.PENANAGs3dV1deFS
why I was so scared that things might go wrong and Jehan wouldn't 29Please respect copyright.PENANAZN3Ye5OE2D
hesitate to end my life right here.copyright protection25PENANABjFCMVqsGT29Please respect copyright.PENANAmKMZ6iINxh

"I'm glad you could make it," said Jehan. "I was almost about to call my driver to come and pick you up."copyright protection25PENANAZ2EjxWfcZj29Please respect copyright.PENANAZdK2qG3EUJ

"I was practising today," I answered.copyright protection25PENANAiEVtexORfM29Please respect copyright.PENANAwUxzSLFHqI

"You look really tired. It could show all over your face."copyright protection25PENANAvR6atS5UkM29Please respect copyright.PENANAlNs7MzqvmX

"Thanks," I frowned at 29Please respect copyright.PENANANlbyoBerg9
him. "Can we get this over with? I still have a busy day tomorrow and I 29Please respect copyright.PENANAbM3ImWu2EU
would like to get this teddy bear off my back."copyright protection25PENANAOkOtEmpTyo29Please respect copyright.PENANAKZHd7uMyZ8

Jehan smirked. "Certainly."copyright protection25PENANAcR28kgG98V29Please respect copyright.PENANAvNuHlSiAky

I quickly reached out 29Please respect copyright.PENANAJvlNeIKIKo
for the purse on my lap, opened it and gave him the teddy bear. Jehan 29Please respect copyright.PENANADunlHvPu3P
reached out to take it and I couldn't help but feel relieved.copyright protection25PENANAVDM1NgUTbf29Please respect copyright.PENANACzD7gYZyyj

"There! You have your teddy," I said. "Can I go now?"copyright protection25PENANAGZAuseQS7p29Please respect copyright.PENANA7iPt63bQMW

"Wait." Jehan held up a finger when I was just about to stand up and leave. I sighed.copyright protection25PENANAgkgjsBA8KI29Please respect copyright.PENANAepqCK87ACa

"What now?" I complained.copyright protection25PENANA4GlRH97C3j29Please respect copyright.PENANAqfJ3mZ1myA

"I need to check if all the diamonds are in here," said Jehan, shaking the teddy in his other hand.copyright protection25PENANARKjreMG5EN29Please respect copyright.PENANAGGTvaZzlPl

"What do you think? That29Please respect copyright.PENANAh4LIGwRN6u
I would steal from you?" I was really surprised that he didn't trust 29Please respect copyright.PENANAYwKHz6HBtg
me. "You pointed a gun to my head in Paris and I have done everything 29Please respect copyright.PENANAc9W6F65esV
you have asked until now. What makes you think I would steal your 29Please respect copyright.PENANAAKZmsFSktY
diamonds? I have a life to live, may I remind you."copyright protection25PENANAvU7LeAnOI729Please respect copyright.PENANAOrvz95GQH9

Jehan raised an eyebrow 29Please respect copyright.PENANA6Ti30Y96dC
at me. "Nice one, Zoey. You almost had me convinced. But I'm still going29Please respect copyright.PENANA1Nm19PH1ab
to check. I've to make sure all the diamonds are in here before I make a29Please respect copyright.PENANA0YCvyLAeCh
fool of myself in front of my clients I'm selling these to."copyright protection25PENANAwMOSDw2L8629Please respect copyright.PENANAnIbGMbEViR

"Fine." I folded my arms on the table. "If you don't believe me, then check it yourself. I know I'm innocent."copyright protection25PENANA50Qos4a8aO29Please respect copyright.PENANAyjFUlPK3RU

"I know you're." Jehan gave me a smile and I looked away facing the window. It was getting really dark outside so fast.copyright protection25PENANAVFJ3rXDOLm29Please respect copyright.PENANAeRTQnrCYFe

I went back to looking 29Please respect copyright.PENANAg3XrJJDoFV
at Jehan who had laid the little teddy bear on the table and he dug into29Please respect copyright.PENANAgdfV8AKSEC
his pockets of his suit and removed a small pocket knife. It didn't 29Please respect copyright.PENANANSuGIR8lPN
surprise me that he carried that thing around.copyright protection25PENANAWi9KbMgdyp29Please respect copyright.PENANAz5RxxAgbZW

Jehan slowly laid the 29Please respect copyright.PENANA6f9laiWVaA
blade onto the little teddy's belly and cut through its tiny suit, 29Please respect copyright.PENANAxYt1EbTMxJ
dissecting the teddy bear. This reminded me of science class back in 29Please respect copyright.PENANAA6PrEm2Ux1
high school when we were told to dissect a frog. Doing that was 29Please respect copyright.PENANAQEh0ZriWnt
disgusting that I ended up purking all over Sam's shoes, who was my 29Please respect copyright.PENANAxVr0X6cQTJ
science partner. This time, it was just cotton stuffing that came out of29Please respect copyright.PENANAzuQoVuLYpi
the teddy bear.copyright protection25PENANAjDp91RecZp29Please respect copyright.PENANA0gWhgWJzT6

Wait. I frowned. This 29Please respect copyright.PENANA3r1usYBEPu
wasn't right. I raised an eyebrow when Jehan kept on removing cotton 29Please respect copyright.PENANAopYfNUJyT9
stuffings and there was no sign of the diamonds. Where were the 29Please respect copyright.PENANARTpOaGLUfE
diamonds!copyright protection25PENANA0V5JZwHDks29Please respect copyright.PENANA0i52Nx1pcQ

I stared horrified at 29Please respect copyright.PENANAUBfSQ3NABH
the scene on the table. There was tiny cotton stuffing everywhere and 29Please respect copyright.PENANAJtB9hLP2G5
the bear that laid stuff less on the table was a sad site to see because29Please respect copyright.PENANAHGoNIclJBy
there was nothing in it. No diamonds.copyright protection25PENANAZhL81WViau29Please respect copyright.PENANAAv9Po0ScAu

I looked up at Jehan and29Please respect copyright.PENANATjXutfgiiW
he was as surprised as I was. His mouth was wide open and he couldn't 29Please respect copyright.PENANAo0DMNlY95A
stop looking at the dissected teddy. If he kept on looking at it like 29Please respect copyright.PENANAHF5RutRnGr
that, he was going to end up traumatised.copyright protection25PENANAIu77E9ZTmZ29Please respect copyright.PENANARzLP4e5lwn

"Je-Jehan," I said 29Please respect copyright.PENANAhVoVHbgGlm
softly. Hoping he wouldn't bite at me like a dog with rabies. "Jehan. 29Please respect copyright.PENANAg31lUwPLTv
I-I have no idea what has just happened, but, there are no diamonds in 29Please respect copyright.PENANAdL5YAacFvJ
there."copyright protection25PENANAimUn6UTNxe29Please respect copyright.PENANA3NErImDZ2Z

Jehan hadn't moved nor 29Please respect copyright.PENANAli2nEWTuIN
said a word. I was getting worried. Should I move him to try and snap 29Please respect copyright.PENANAZVz5T9g6PL
him out of it? I didn't know what to do.copyright protection25PENANAgwv2FxZAQ929Please respect copyright.PENANAQTzvlhRZgU

But how could this be? 29Please respect copyright.PENANAYCc10RXUlF
Where did the diamonds go? It's not like the teddy bear could just poop 29Please respect copyright.PENANAHlAhqurGAg
out diamonds since it wasn't alive or anything. Something weird was 29Please respect copyright.PENANAsra1WwjOvA
going on. And I wasn't like liking it at all.copyright protection25PENANA4zDcGhmGaI29Please respect copyright.PENANAIucUvcMt67

"Where are my diamonds?" Jehan muttered silently, still looking at the scene before him.copyright protection25PENANAFt5AQbuKZ229Please respect copyright.PENANA8OsJ5TewAP

"I...I don't know," I said shaking my head. I was scared of his reaction and I prepared myself for it.copyright protection25PENANAZgyvie3hPU29Please respect copyright.PENANAN2gY4dun10

He banged his fists on 29Please respect copyright.PENANAXJv9E0mqtt
the table so loudly that he startled not only me, but everyone else in 29Please respect copyright.PENANAxCi0moTAUt
the café. Everyone turned to look at us and I looked around then back at29Please respect copyright.PENANAqIwGGATbXU
Jehan, whose eyes were as red as a bull's, staring at me.copyright protection25PENANArTt46amsQx29Please respect copyright.PENANAcUEH4iHrIb

"Jehan, chill," I said, putting my hands up to calm him down. "Let's not try to get angry here."copyright protection25PENANAaw0f6QrBBr29Please respect copyright.PENANAVgOdhbBaLw

"Where are my diamonds, Zoey?" This time he didn't shout but the anger in his voice got me shivering.copyright protection25PENANADAHc60q9if29Please respect copyright.PENANAEceaSVLM7J

"I don't know. I don't 29Please respect copyright.PENANAHjDl0IDIam
know what's going on right now. This is the teddy bear you sent us. I 29Please respect copyright.PENANAU5DIiUTU5F
don't know why it doesn't have diamonds in it."copyright protection25PENANA3J9wOfGaIx29Please respect copyright.PENANAqJREUKAGwH

"How did the diamonds get missing?"copyright protection25PENANAHT3H99yALa29Please respect copyright.PENANApd13y1LcKW

"How am I supposed to 29Please respect copyright.PENANAzE1cnk6geb
know? I just kept the teddy for you. Maybe you sent me the teddy without29Please respect copyright.PENANAWEVOjQyTw5
diamonds in it and you probably never noticed."copyright protection25PENANA2pLJBRK21229Please respect copyright.PENANABVjDYSFK4p

"Don't doubt what I do, Zoey! I made sure I made no mistake."copyright protection25PENANAh4MrBBHiLq29Please respect copyright.PENANAGD3HQq1XHf

"Okay, chill, I believe you. Look, why don't we try to sort this out calmly? Getting upset won't do us any good."copyright protection25PENANAPtjSbs2K3O29Please respect copyright.PENANA9ET4scU16q

Jehan rubbed his 29Please respect copyright.PENANA6Ilplkh04m
forehead and sighed as he leaned back further into his seat. He seemed 29Please respect copyright.PENANAqK0trQUtNC
to have calmed down when he looked at the teddy bear again.copyright protection25PENANAV5dGPOyzQz29Please respect copyright.PENANAIWgC1JPVKW

"I need my diamonds back, Zoey."copyright protection25PENANAC8EpAg0hyM29Please respect copyright.PENANAmREIg02y16

"I know. You've said that like almost a hundred times now."copyright protection25PENANAIof1hrtjcx29Please respect copyright.PENANAVrQVUiLPLz

"Let's not joke around here. What happened? Why does this bear have no diamonds in it?"copyright protection25PENANA77CkNr9l0029Please respect copyright.PENANAstwI5xrVsc

"I didn't do anything. I swear. That teddy was just the way it was eversince you sent it."copyright protection25PENANAVD8A2JQ21p29Please respect copyright.PENANARP3wxkwzSx

"Then why doesn't it have diamonds in it?"copyright protection25PENANAPJN4K5weoI29Please respect copyright.PENANAFOYwJTOvJz

"I don't know."copyright protection25PENANALwPnRDP0ZP29Please respect copyright.PENANA4b2AU88m4B

Jehan looked at me with an eyebrow raised. "Who else had this teddy apart from you?"copyright protection25PENANA0Ut9vvTmyU29Please respect copyright.PENANAyVqCrXWXxP

"Ummm," I looked down 29Please respect copyright.PENANAvdDtJmnyS6
and played around with my fingers. "Uh....I wasn't the one who had been 29Please respect copyright.PENANA7XhaycjGyn
taking care of the teddy bear this whole time."copyright protection25PENANALnDzsoEZC329Please respect copyright.PENANAh7iHJKFFHd

"What?" Jehan sounded surprised. "What do you mean?"copyright protection25PENANAHozxMqaBra29Please respect copyright.PENANAudq8Gav4In

"I didn't have the teddy bear with me at the hotel the whole time," I said, looking at him fully in the eyes now.copyright protection25PENANArs5UCAqvWZ29Please respect copyright.PENANAaPls0TFjzd

"Who had the teddy bear?" Jehan leaned closer, his eyes not leaving mine.copyright protection25PENANApIm3hPrWO429Please respect copyright.PENANAGRkZy4JeJr

"Lee had it before I took it from her yesterday."copyright protection25PENANAZwsy3eZePr29Please respect copyright.PENANAreFSnm2SqK

"Oh, my gosh!" Jehan 29Please respect copyright.PENANAgBAB3AuJU4
covered his face with his hands and I could see this wasn't going too 29Please respect copyright.PENANAWBVhBullI5
well for him. "Could she have the diamonds?"copyright protection25PENANAogTtbv4B1029Please respect copyright.PENANAMakr2HO5Ae

"I don't think so. Lee 29Please respect copyright.PENANAQQPrrT2VCW
is an honest person. If she did notice there were diamonds in the teddy,29Please respect copyright.PENANAZzyUQ9pcu7
she would've said something. No way. She can't have the diamonds."copyright protection25PENANAAqIXt0NUWB29Please respect copyright.PENANAihiCJlkxqU

"Then how do we explain all this! She was the last person to have the teddy, correct?"copyright protection25PENANAYV8rubFuqv29Please respect copyright.PENANALhKBIcuK77

"You're right. But if she did find out about us and all this diamond business, she would'nt keep that to herself. I know Lee."copyright protection25PENANAVPMPiXlmzm29Please respect copyright.PENANAH7Gf2xprJT

"Maybe you don't know Lee well enough. If this is the same teddy I had sent, where could the diamonds be?"copyright protection25PENANAnaM57g6Vb229Please respect copyright.PENANAz2aSFUdZrE

"Maybe this is just another teddy bear and the actual one with the diamonds is still at the hotel."copyright protection25PENANAw9XFBrRhVh29Please respect copyright.PENANAUdVFODRjoZ

After I said that, Jehan29Please respect copyright.PENANAq576laEKCn
quickly took the dissected teddy bear in his hands and looked at it 29Please respect copyright.PENANAEbqP35Jh5a
carefully. He turned the teddy, looking at its back side and tearing the29Please respect copyright.PENANAVZoQFduwwS
suit away. I wondered what he was looking for because he had a serious 29Please respect copyright.PENANAwXYD4kOI4q
look on his face.copyright protection25PENANAMR6zGpx2M729Please respect copyright.PENANA5ICwyGBhXG

"You're right," said Jehan. "This is definitely another teddy bear and not the one I sent you."copyright protection25PENANAo9hbfprlkC29Please respect copyright.PENANAsSGQJl3dSA

"Wait, how do you know?" I asked.copyright protection25PENANAnRMlwnNnFI29Please respect copyright.PENANA6px52BpQju

"I remember one of my 29Please respect copyright.PENANAhpdTVLzx2w
men who sewed the teddy bear after putting diamonds in it at the back. 29Please respect copyright.PENANAdupUl8gpl9
There should have been some stitching here at the back of the teddy bear29Please respect copyright.PENANAZsyxxA8Wrs
but this one doesn't."copyright protection25PENANAFsAL1hazjX29Please respect copyright.PENANAqIRECNpbks

"Ha!" I snapped my fingers. "I knew I was right!"copyright protection25PENANAGI6XTmnlHH29Please respect copyright.PENANAIxW7sifIHB

"Don't snap your fingers and be all happy about this," said Jehan, back to giving me that angry look. "I need that teddy, now!"copyright protection25PENANAY5yKq58dsN29Please respect copyright.PENANARH3peA0mxs

"Huh? I can't start 29Please respect copyright.PENANAOYbGCNt2ZN
searching for it now. It would look suspicious. And I can't start asking29Please respect copyright.PENANAuHlrOOJ4wr
Lee if she bought another teddy just like this one. She already knows 29Please respect copyright.PENANAFo8JOmkPIR
that the bear is missing."copyright protection25PENANAW7fwThO4Q729Please respect copyright.PENANAhxQtethHvg

"Then maybe, Lee isn't the only person you should be asking."copyright protection25PENANA1wQ8uJuR5b29Please respect copyright.PENANAv0XRrMFaQb

"What do you mean?"copyright protection25PENANAz3h8OHdWVG29Please respect copyright.PENANABwAJfp6zeP

"Someone else must know where the other teddy bear is. Your group members perhaps."copyright protection25PENANAKRO0oHicM929Please respect copyright.PENANArwmhZBLgig

"No. I highly doubt it. Lee must have bought another teddy and we just didn't know about it."copyright protection25PENANAkNGbVaVq2029Please respect copyright.PENANAxOgvFIhkT8

"Now that, makes no 29Please respect copyright.PENANAwvE6fTvltK
sense. If I were you, I would go back and find out what happened to that29Please respect copyright.PENANAaUgxcg8Xxr
teddy and ask around for it. I'll need that teddy tomorrow."copyright protection25PENANABC3SKRAXOv29Please respect copyright.PENANAe4fvzVdRf6

"Tomorrow! Are you nuts!"copyright protection25PENANAEznsAMaSYW29Please respect copyright.PENANAZMCESRxoc1

"Maybe I am because I'm desperate to have those diamonds back."copyright protection25PENANA2jKIvGTq6V29Please respect copyright.PENANA9mVpU7F35c

"I might not be around tomorrow. I have a music video to shoot."copyright protection25PENANAqIxuBilbfa29Please respect copyright.PENANAujhKPRF3IV

"Find those diamonds and you will be scott free, Zoey. Or do you want everyone to mourn over you when they find you dead?"copyright protection25PENANAHTK4mkQwdP29Please respect copyright.PENANAaIHMmADUZP

I completely forgot that29Please respect copyright.PENANAV8cRx6Yd94
I was being threatened by this guy. Though his threats didn't scare me 29Please respect copyright.PENANAqEoHpdz5gh
anymore, I just had to abide to everything. Who knows, he might not have29Please respect copyright.PENANA0r0IdnjQhi
me killed, but he could hurt the others and it would be all my fault.copyright protection25PENANAsf9cXESQ4Y29Please respect copyright.PENANAFcrS4ZZ2d8

"Okay. I'll see what I can do."copyright protection25PENANAMvGkZiCltR29Please respect copyright.PENANA7DNvlcJUh0

Jehan gave me a smile. 29Please respect copyright.PENANAcirc1EAkvR
"That's more I like it. I would start working on this soon if I were 29Please respect copyright.PENANADa453842bh
you. Try your best to find the bear by tomorrow, will you?"copyright protection25PENANAvbLfg8A6EN29Please respect copyright.PENANAbiUYOgbyat

I nodded my head and 29Please respect copyright.PENANAynM0ANFa8a
that made him smile even more. He soon stood up from his seat and looked29Please respect copyright.PENANA1Ml6RofVqq
down at me. I looked back at him without a saying a word.copyright protection25PENANAW636j0LcRQ29Please respect copyright.PENANAdBJ7AyoM6z

"See you tomorrow," said Jean and he quickly walked out of the café.copyright protection25PENANAaDlRXkazFD29Please respect copyright.PENANAfFW1GwPlHY

I sat there as I buried 29Please respect copyright.PENANAvJKRPBf4xG
my face in my hands and thinking of what to do. Again, everything was 29Please respect copyright.PENANAvKieSSNgFU
ruined. First, the interruption from TOP and Seungri yesterday. Now, the29Please respect copyright.PENANAQUzMWgjLB0
teddy bear had been swapped with another. My life couldn't get any 29Please respect copyright.PENANAJ7JtYz5eED
better than this. What was going on? Who was putting me into so much 29Please respect copyright.PENANAU9ncog5bxK
drama that might just ruin my life?copyright protection25PENANArbPdr5l1c029Please respect copyright.PENANA5nFFaBWtnx

I hadn't noticed the bell of the café ringing because I felt a hand on my shoulder and when I looked up, there stood Christine.copyright protection25PENANAP87SfqT0CK29Please respect copyright.PENANAu6FeAENGSs

"Zoey, what happened?" Christine asked, as she turned to look on what was on the table.copyright protection25PENANAQNnbFlwPVb29Please respect copyright.PENANAjNBH00X6cv

I could hear footsteps 29Please respect copyright.PENANARhSwX28Twv
behind me and the others had come in the café too. They all looked 29Please respect copyright.PENANAr0B7ecM2SF
worried when they saw the look on my face.copyright protection25PENANAtmmiAOnWPA29Please respect copyright.PENANAvcs6Tt7Rzj

Christine sat where Jehan had been a few minutes ago and looked at the tattered teddy bear on the table.copyright protection25PENANAWEI4xXuqY729Please respect copyright.PENANAmqBeXyg5sN

"What's going on?" Daniel asked. "And what happened to Mr Teddy?"copyright protection25PENANAaOVy0BTwqP29Please respect copyright.PENANAAUNc22oO5h

"Jehan didn't look happy when he left the café," said TOP. "Didn't he get his diamonds?"copyright protection25PENANAHUc4dMSBJI29Please respect copyright.PENANAtAtVHmpOdY

"No," I answered. "He didn't."copyright protection25PENANAbGnUKUSflQ29Please respect copyright.PENANA7zpINmh4rJ

"What?" Seungri sounded surprised. "What do you mean he didn't get his diamonds?"copyright protection25PENANAnvEi4FTYbk29Please respect copyright.PENANAR1EFdGICvN

"That teddy isn't the teddy he had sent us," I answered. "Someone must have swapped the teddy with another."copyright protection25PENANANTfZYsMR4v29Please respect copyright.PENANATYnmU4IjSW

Mike shook his head. "But who? We didn't know what that teddy bear had until now, so, it couldn't be any of us."copyright protection25PENANAzfcX9WR1cc29Please respect copyright.PENANAi0vHIj3Zou

"And what about Lee?" 29Please respect copyright.PENANAJgwoWK5EmA
Christine asked. "She was the one who last had the teddy before Zoey 29Please respect copyright.PENANArfyPBsTkMM
took it. But what doesn't make any sense is why she would want to get 29Please respect copyright.PENANAg4MMLv5Ouu
another teddy when she had asked me last night where Mr Teddy had gone 29Please respect copyright.PENANAjeKQCGAIkW
to."copyright protection25PENANARzIwSMbMLn29Please respect copyright.PENANAiMcQBOju85

"This is bad," I said, 29Please respect copyright.PENANAhpa4bVzhK3
leaning my elbows on the table and holding my head. "Whoever has the 29Please respect copyright.PENANAL3iwUVduDx
teddy, knew what must have been going on this whole time."copyright protection25PENANA7ygmyePk5T29Please respect copyright.PENANArVkDMVr5qA

"Ya, but who could have known?" Seungri asked. "It couldn't be Lee because all she knows is that the teddy has gone missing."copyright protection25PENANAQF82CiZtjc29Please respect copyright.PENANAbHZlLbhks1

"Maybe Sam has it," said Mike.copyright protection25PENANAGbLpHEcTqX29Please respect copyright.PENANAoe5HKZCYug

We all turned to look at Mike with grim looks on our faces.copyright protection25PENANAgxvxU3LKoR29Please respect copyright.PENANAwVcQyYL04b

"Sam?" I wondered for a 29Please respect copyright.PENANAAfTABFMS0f
little while. "Why would Sam have the teddy? And if she did, how could 29Please respect copyright.PENANAUptZ6eZJct
she have swapped with the other one?"copyright protection25PENANADewMh84hCo29Please respect copyright.PENANA0IoczXakXe

"Okay, wait," said TOP. 29Please respect copyright.PENANAwyuq955VX6
"This is all too confusing. Does Sam even have any idea or any clue as 29Please respect copyright.PENANAaRvERCSQm5
to what's really going on in the first place?"copyright protection25PENANAtjzfIhTUbj29Please respect copyright.PENANAkmOIynGIIE

"I doubt it," I said 29Please respect copyright.PENANAXedrFmwLiu
shaking my head. "If she knew what was going on she would have 29Please respect copyright.PENANARsmm7eZ05l
confronted me. And besides, she was also at the mall yesterday and would29Please respect copyright.PENANA5pHT8fhOYZ
have probably seen Jehan and I together. But she didn't."copyright protection25PENANASsRnZMrKwQ29Please respect copyright.PENANAsVeFnT2UEk

TOP and Seungri looked 29Please respect copyright.PENANApvNMSU0RU5
at each other after I said that. What was up with them? The look they 29Please respect copyright.PENANAd0uUUCabq8
gave each other made me feel that something was up but I quickly brushed29Please respect copyright.PENANAaT4pzsiBmW
it away.copyright protection25PENANABa48Wmg1ES29Please respect copyright.PENANAVMsJylDydy

"I highly doubt it too,"29Please respect copyright.PENANAEqy8ksLvDc
said Daniel. "If she knew Zoey was into some kind of serious trouble, 29Please respect copyright.PENANAEO5JdEbwgy
she would have asked us about it."copyright protection25PENANAq7b0mUhfPt29Please respect copyright.PENANAtckWVThysu

"That's true," said 29Please respect copyright.PENANA76VFeg7ZLL
Mike. "Come to think of it, I don't think Sam has it. For her to swap 29Please respect copyright.PENANAcpAh8OWkkc
the teddy, she would have bought it from somewhere."copyright protection25PENANAzHVr4UdwFJ29Please respect copyright.PENANASNodJj61Sy

"And I checked out the 29Please respect copyright.PENANAvZErFTHMTs
shopping bags, Lee came with yesterday when she went shopping with Sam. 29Please respect copyright.PENANAy5S8n0Xjkh
There was no sign of a small teddy in any of them," said Christine.copyright protection25PENANAmhTrpQOFSs29Please respect copyright.PENANAvd5UqPewQ6

"She must have bought it when she was with G-Dragon," I said.copyright protection25PENANAyiAKiWFAcu29Please respect copyright.PENANA5m6JNLDuyw

"No, I highly doubt it,"29Please respect copyright.PENANAW7CPgZPdia
said TOP. "There are some dedicated fans who followed those two 29Please respect copyright.PENANAuOnzINoXkf
yesterday, describing which store they went to and taking pictures. They29Please respect copyright.PENANA3pBa9oVMSu
said nothing about them entering a toy store."copyright protection25PENANA3MbZdgTrNy29Please respect copyright.PENANAjPBVERUu4d

"Now that's what I call a dead end," said Daniel.copyright protection25PENANAa9Q4BfVqVN29Please respect copyright.PENANAEz229LQxIb

"Fine, so Lee and Sam have been cancelled on the list," said Seungri. "Who else could have swapped the teddies?"copyright protection25PENANASu6seopTZC29Please respect copyright.PENANANLBoVKMRxF

"Collins?" Mike asked.copyright protection25PENANAo3pz2CPW4D29Please respect copyright.PENANAmRuXN9PIDT

"Ha! No way," I said, almost laughing in a such a serious situation. "How could he have known about Jehan and the diamonds?"copyright protection25PENANAvfMljoAeOw29Please respect copyright.PENANAVitXkCIbar

"Mmmm, good point," said Seungri. "He's been really busy these past few days."copyright protection25PENANA2H08afxz8w29Please respect copyright.PENANAmXcXl8I80g

"But who knows? Maybe he29Please respect copyright.PENANANm7hkUq9C4
has been spying on me this whole time and I haven't noticed it," I 29Please respect copyright.PENANA3ymwwH9fTj
said. "He considers me the black sheep that has to be kept an eye on at 29Please respect copyright.PENANAGfgTdC2VK3
all times."copyright protection25PENANAcxAB6CeWzi29Please respect copyright.PENANAbxpjPKdgTQ

"You're the black sheep, Zoey," said Mike.copyright protection25PENANAz4xmqRL15z29Please respect copyright.PENANAkXpHuVpDbi

"Hey! May I remind you, I'm not the only one here who gets into trouble."copyright protection25PENANAx8hxgrMN1V29Please respect copyright.PENANAWSydLLPNHz

"Okay, guys, focus," said TOP. "What makes you think Collins might have been the one who swapped the teddies?"copyright protection25PENANAkesUPzx3v629Please respect copyright.PENANAQS7gbW0pcU

Daniel suddenly snapped his fingers. "I remember now. Yesterday when he came back with Sam, something happened."copyright protection25PENANAm5aTsBLdCR29Please respect copyright.PENANAgxSFemBEZN

"Wait. Collins was with Sam?" I asked.copyright protection25PENANAN9Z4Hfwu3x29Please respect copyright.PENANAXWFv9qgZeY

"He was the one who went29Please respect copyright.PENANAz5QGm2CnsP
to pick her up from the mall," Daniel answered. "Back to what I was 29Please respect copyright.PENANAhImaoBw0gw
saying, Collins had something delivered to him at the hotel. He even 29Please respect copyright.PENANANdssICTZB7
went to get it himself from the delivery man who was coming up the 29Please respect copyright.PENANAXadOQzQtWi
elevator."copyright protection25PENANApnLShBrPFX29Please respect copyright.PENANAje1GopiVpy

"What was it?" We all asked Daniel, looking at him anxiously.copyright protection25PENANAV136VvHGIj29Please respect copyright.PENANArdLUFuwyu7

"It was a small box. And if you ask me, it was kind of like the one Jehan had sent that teddy bear in."copyright protection25PENANAxwtxAaN7EQ29Please respect copyright.PENANAGsiTg8s7Co

"Gosh, it's been Collins this whole time," said Christine.copyright protection25PENANAE4eqXw2plH29Please respect copyright.PENANAqVCrB1RUWh

"I couldn't be too sure," I said. "But after what Daniel has said, I don't know what to believe."copyright protection25PENANAngJqmEW4lF29Please respect copyright.PENANAsouei9JPId

"We really have to go," said Seungri. "We can't stay here."copyright protection25PENANAoTbRqM2dTH29Please respect copyright.PENANAXoFfhWoJ30

"You're right," I said 29Please respect copyright.PENANA8tWLVyNNsJ
as I stood up from the seat taking my purse. "I've to search for that 29Please respect copyright.PENANA4V8z9rJSgr
teddy if I want to make it out alive tomorrow."copyright protection25PENANA3yMiZJO18929Please respect copyright.PENANA6eQMt7IRRL

"Wait, we can't leave all this here," said Christine, taking what was left of the teddy bear in her hands.copyright protection25PENANAIvprWM6SRs29Please respect copyright.PENANARZfOLbmyYO

We all walked out of the29Please respect copyright.PENANAi3JqCTSlM9
café, hopping no one had heard our conversation. There were a few 29Please respect copyright.PENANANSnDFQKnIC
people in the café and I doubt if they really heard anything.copyright protection25PENANAyflJ7LwaZp29Please respect copyright.PENANA9zCoonAKWy

While I was in the car 29Please respect copyright.PENANAyeBiFecxAY
with Seungri driving and the others in the other car behind us, I was so29Please respect copyright.PENANAGnR30wULUC
troubled about the missing teddy. I couldn't help thinking that Collins29Please respect copyright.PENANAo3c0sAn2kk
was involved. But that didn't make any sense. As much as I wanted to 29Please respect copyright.PENANABTydcdroK1
believe that Collins could have swapped the teddies, I shook my head at 29Please respect copyright.PENANAnrpevpLpbF
the thought of it. Maybe it really wasn't Collins.copyright protection25PENANAR3XDlXn9Yv29Please respect copyright.PENANA1zJezbOXe9

If it isn't him, then 29Please respect copyright.PENANAhP3Q2f3uEO
who? It couldn't be Lee because she had the teddy with her the whole 29Please respect copyright.PENANAv1gUgLk2aw
time and she couldn't buy another teddy for no reason. And I couldn't 29Please respect copyright.PENANAHc6rqGDfDS
picture Sam doing anything like that either because I had never seen her29Please respect copyright.PENANApVHsMKIQem
near that teddy since Jehan sent it to us that day.copyright protection25PENANAiH1I9XvgPm29Please respect copyright.PENANAEKoVFFG0HR

What if I had the wrong 29Please respect copyright.PENANAwp3CQuiuJW
teddy the whole time and I had never known till now? All this was too 29Please respect copyright.PENANAm8S3BFOjv3
confusing. Who swapped the teddies? And when did the swapping ever take 29Please respect copyright.PENANAGaN55sKLtr
place without any of us noticing in the first place?copyright protection25PENANAInC37KPDUO29Please respect copyright.PENANACZQGCHaVbU

I hope I could be able 29Please respect copyright.PENANASx3KBEppYV
to find the teddy soon. Jehan might threaten to kill me, but I was 29Please respect copyright.PENANAsE5gKaJuWc
pretty sure he would try to hurt the others. And I couldn't allow that 29Please respect copyright.PENANAWycNeOupKG
to happen.copyright protection25PENANA3MR1pcYNlW

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