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"Are you sure Sam will like it if you get her a gift?" I asked as I looked at G-Dragon.
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"Of course she will," he answered with a smile on his face, his eyes fixed on the road as he drove. "You know, she hasn't fully forgiven me yet."
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I raised an eyebrow. "She hasn't?"
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I groaned as I stared up at the ceiling of the car. Sam could be really difficult sometimes.
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"I thought she meant it when she told me she forgave you," I said.
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"She really didn't. She gave me one weird explanation and I knew she didn't mean it."
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I sulked. "Sam is one big fat liar."
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"A 'pretty' big fat liar," G-Dragon emphasised. "You got to admit, she's really good at it."
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"One of her many talents." I smiled at him but it soon fell away.
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"So, what can I get her?"
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"I don't think getting her a gift will be enough for her to forgive you."
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"What do you mean? I thought ladies love gifts."
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I shrugged my shoulders. "You're right on that part. But one thing you should know about Sam is that she's different. She's practically those girls people refer to as a 'rare species.'"
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G-Dragon burst out laughing and when he turned to look at me, he stopped. I wasn't laughing and I definitely wasn't joking.
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"Oh, you're serious," G-Dragon blushed as he fixed his eyes back on the road.
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"When I mean that, I mean she's special," I said with a smile. "Someone like her needs something extraordinary. So if you're buying her a gift, then it should be something that will mean something to her forever. Almost like that pendant."
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"So what do you think I should get her?"
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"Mmmm, I don't know," I said as I thought for a bit. "That's why I think instead of buying her something, you should do something for her instead."
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"Don't you think you should've told me that earlier?"
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"I thought we were going shopping together, not getting Sam a gift."
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I could see him roll his eyes. "Sorry. I thought you got the catch that we were going for Sam's sake."
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"Sam's sake or yours?"
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G-Dragon raised the corner of his lip into a smile. "Fine, my sake."
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"Don't worry. You brought the right person for this. We'll find Sam something and she will totally forgive you. But just in case she doesn't, you better do something memorable for her."
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G-Dragon groaned. "Why is Sam so difficult? I mean, she may seem ordinary, but she's different."
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"That's why she's special," I smirked. "She can make any guy break into a sweat just to impress her and she doesn't have to lift a finger. Just like you."
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"Are you making fun of me?" G-Dragon didn't turn to look at me when he asked.
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"Maybe." I folded my arms with a smile and went on to look in front of me.
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We soon found ourselves at Myeong-dong. I remember coming to this place for the first time after landing here in Korea. I think this was the best place to start looking for the perfect gift. I had to think of something real quick or else G-Dragon might just lose it. Though he did seem calm on the face, in the inside, I could tell he was losing it.
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As we got out of his car and looked over at the Myeong-dong shopping centre across the road, he asked:
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"Have you thought of what we can buy for her?"
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The two of us quickly crossed the road when it was clear. We were clearly jaywalking even when there were no cars around. We got to the other side safely. "Not yet," I answered.
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"I thought you already figured it out."
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"Well, sorry. I'm not actually sidekick to know what Sam wants," I complained as the two of us walked towards the multi-storey building. "Trust me, even buying her a birthday gift is hard on my part."
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"You're her best friend."
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"Ya, but that doesn't mean she tells me what she wants like any other best friend would do." We soon walked through the wide open doors of the building finding ourselves in the lobby. "Sam isn't an open book where you can see everything. She's one where you've to read in between the lines to fully understand her."
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"You think I don't know that?"
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"Of course you do," I said sarcastically. "And I think I know just what to get her."
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"Do you have any antique shop around here?"
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G-Dragon and I soon went up the escalator. And he gave me a surprised look.
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"Why would you want to go to an antique shop?"
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"If you want the perfect gift for Sam then an antique shop is the best place to start looking."
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G-Dragon raised an eyebrow at me and I didn't say a word till we got to the top. We looked at each other as we got off the escalator and I could tell G-Dragon was contemplating over what I had just said.
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"Are you sure we'll find a perfect gift for her there?"
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"We've to try," I answered as I shrugged my shoulders. "Sam really likes things that are old, beautiful and has a special meaning."
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"You think so?"
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"I know so. Now, can we go? Because you and I are capturing a lot of attention at the moment."
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G-Dragon and I looked around and we noticed people looking our way. Some even had their phones out to take pictures.
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"Come on, I know just the place," he said as he started to walk away and I followed.
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As we passed by some stores, I couldn't help but look at things on display. As we were passing the Gucci store, I saw a fancy looking outfit on a mannequin. The mannequin wore a fancy black leather jacket, a fancy black vest, a tight black and gold stripe fitting skirt with black fancy high heeled shoes. The mannequin even held a black and gold fancy Gucci handbag. The gold metal Gucci logo on the bag gleamed brightly under the lights. I couldn't stop looking at the outfit. I was in love.
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"GD, look," I said as I held his arm and dragging him back, still looking at the mannequin on display.
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"What is it?" he asked.
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"Have you seen that outfit?" I pointed at the display window.
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"Don't tell me you plan on buying that for Sam?" G-Dragon looked at me with an eyebrow raised.
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"No, it's for me, silly. Come on."
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I dragged him with me to the Gucci store and fifteen minutes later, I was walking out with a smile on my face and two shopping bags with the outfit in one and the Gucci handbag in another.
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"For a moment, I thought you were helping me out with buying Sam a gift, not getting one yourself," said G-Dragon as he followed behind me.
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"Well, we did say we were coming here to shop, didn't we?" I asked as I gave him a smile.
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"Okay, can we go now?"
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"Sure. Lead the way. Aww, I can't wait to show the girls what I just bought." I giggled as I looked in the shopping bag. "They would be so jealous."
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"Whatever," G-Dragon muttered to himself as he led the way and I happily followed behind him.
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We were soon approaching the antique store when something else again caught my eye.
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A few stores before the antique one was a store that had something behind the display window that made my mouth drop.
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There were cardboard images of EXO. "The EXO." All nine of them. I couldn't help but look at each one of their faces. They looked so cool and so cute for cardboard images. Sometimes being a fangirl can be one heck of a serious problem because I couldn't take my eyes off of them.
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"Zoey?" came G-Dragon's voice as he waved his hand close to my face.
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"Huh?" I turned to look at him.
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"Don't tell me you are fangirling over EXO?"
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"Is that a crime?" I asked, with a smile. I bet it was a stupid one. But I didn't care as I went back to looking at the cardboard images. "Looks like they will be having a concert soon." I went to looking at the cardboard announcement right next to the EXO images. It was written in Korean but there was a translation right after it.
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"Zoey, focus!" He snapped his fingers in front of my face. "We came here for something, not EXO."
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"Okay, but, I want to go to their concert," I said as I looked at G-Dragon with a whining tune in my voice.
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He shrugged his shoulders and it could clearly show on his face that he was really annoyed. "So?" he asked.
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"Is it possible for me to get a ticket?"
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"Have you clearly forgotten what we came here for?"
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I looked at him as I tried to remember but my mind was completely filled with images of EXO. That was strange. What were we here for again?
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I almost jumped in the air with fright and almost dropping the bags in my hands. I realised I was still right where I stood facing G-Dragon. He folded his arms.
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"You're daydreaming," he said.
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"No, I wasn't." I blushed as I shook my head.
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"You're dreamy eyed and lost in the clouds. You're thinking of EXO, aren't you?"
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"No." I lied again.
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"Really? Then why are we here?"
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"Ummmm." I scratched my head, closed my eyes and started to stump my foot hard on the floor. People would have thought of me as a human with a dog attitude. I stopped what I was doing as my eyes flew open.
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"We came here to find Sam a gift," I said proudly, snapping my fingers.
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G-Dragon looked at me and he looked at his cool fancy Daniel Klein wristwatch saying, "you just took four minutes to answer that question."
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I felt my eyes could pop out of their sockets any moment. "For real?"
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"I asked you the same question two times and you took four minutes to answer."
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"Oh." I felt really embarrassed as I scratched my head. "Looks like I was clearly daydreaming."
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"Can we think about this later and go get Sam a gift first?"
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"Oh, okay," I said with a sigh as I looked at the cardboard images. "There will be time for that next time."
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I noticed the words below the cardboard images which said, "We Are One. We Are EXO." I ended up smiling to myself.
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"Come on, let's go," said G-Dragon as he started off.
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I was about to follow G-Dragon when I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. I noticed a reflection of someone on the display window where the EXO cardboard images stood. I stopped and looked at the window, but I didn't see anyone unusual. All I saw were people's reflection walking behind me and they all looked to be minding their own business.
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I shrugged my shoulders brushing off what I might have seen and I quickly caught up with G-Dragon who was already at the antique shop and staring at things on display.
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"Are you sure we can find something in here?" G-Dragon asked when I stood right beside him.
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"We've to go inside to check, don't we?" I suggested.
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As I turned to start heading into the store, I hadn't noticed that someone was standing right beside me, also looking at the items through the display window. He had a pair of expensive shades on and for some reason, I couldn't help but look at him. Must be his hair that was dyed in a striking red colour.
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"I noticed that you have been looking at me for a while," said the guy still looking at the display window.
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"Huh?" I was a little confused. "But I just started staring at you now."
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He turned to look at me and removed his shades. My jaw suddenly dropped.
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"I noticed you were looking at the EXO cardboard images," said Chanyeol with a gorgeous smile. "Thats what I meant."
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"I...I....I," I stammered as I tried to say something straight. But I couldn't. I felt like I was going to have a heart attack.
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"You're Zoey, right?" he asked. "I was pretty sure it was you but I had to be close to look at you and confirm it."
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"You....me.....I.....you're....you're....," I gulped as I pointed a finger at him.
My eyes bulged. "EXO."
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"Ya, and you're Zoey from The Toxins."
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I felt like I was going to faint. This felt so surreal. Chanyeol was standing right in front of me. And he knew who I was. He knew ME! I wanted to scream and shout like I usually do whenever I see my favourite celebrities. But this time I couldn't and I didn't know why.
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"Oh, no," said G-Dragon behind me. "This cannot be happening."
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Chanyeol waved happily at G-Dragon and I continued to look on at his handsome face. I felt like I was floating in the clouds looking at him.
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"Zoey?" G-Dragon called out to me though it felt like his voice was a million miles away.
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"Mmmm." I muttered with a smile as I tilted my head to the side, still staring at Chanyeol.
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"I think we better start going. Don't you think?"
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"No." I giggled as I looked at G-Dragon.
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"This is ridiculous," he muttered.
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Just as I turned to look at Chanyeol, I noticed someone coming behind him. When I tilted my head a little more, I almost fell to the floor when I noticed who was coming our way.
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"Chan!" Kai called out to Chanyeol as he came towards us. Chanyeol turned to look behind him.
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"Kai?" I went around Chanyeol and started to approach Kai.
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Kai stopped upon seeing me and he looked totally surprised, just as I was with seeing him.
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"Oh, it really is you," said Kai.
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"I told you it was Zoey," said Chanyeol.
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"Wow," I said as my eyes never left Kai's face. "You're even way hotter in person."
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Chanyeol laughed behind me and I could already imagine G-Dragon shaking his head, probably annoyed. I could clearly see Kai blushing over my comment and he was speechless.
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Just as things couldn't get any better, the rest of EXO suddenly appeared behind Kai, coming out of a store. At first, they looked left and right down the hall, obviously looking for Chanyeol and Kai. When they spotted them, their mouths dropped upon seeing me. And I, smiled at them and waved.
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They didn't say anything but looked at me the whole time and I looked back at them. This definitely didn't feel real. Just minutes ago, I was looking at cardboard images of them and now they were standing before me in real life. It's like the cardboard images just came to life themselves.
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Just after the thought of that, I soon discovered my scream as I dropped the bags I was carrying and jumped, feeling like the happiest person in the world.