‘No one noticed, after he’s eating your soul slowly.’
"DID you bring the box?"
William pulled out a black box from inside his backpack. Later, he gave the box to the man whom he called as ‘master’ in front of the three of them. The man opens it slowly. A medium-sized roll of paper inside. He unrolled it on the table. Empty. There’s nothing written there.
“What does that mean?”
The man just smiled, responding to Tiara’s question. He then took a small folding knife from his suit pocket.
“Why don’t we find out?”
Tiara’s eyes rounded to see the handsome man hurt his own hand. Fresh blood flowed out of the wound on his hand. Then, he directed the droplets of blood on the paper. Within seconds, it formed an image of a droplet of blood.
‘She didn’t realize she opened that gate. There’s no way back.’..***“I have something to tell you,” William seemed to sigh before continuing, “I want to say... That I am—”“What are you two doing?”The man with the dark brown hair let go of his arms quickly. They turned towards Claire who was standing sculpted while staring at them with her eyes shocked. She is still trying to digest the situation of the two of them looking like cuddles. No, they did.“Ah, so this is what you guys do when I’m not around. You’re really brave, Will.”“Y-you misunderstood, okay!”“Haha. Just keep going. I came back because I left my wallet,” the girl said, picking up a black purse on the couch.“Did you meet someone earlier, Claire?” asked Tiara to the reddish-brown girl.Claire seemed a little surprised wh
‘Everyone has a secret they want to hide. Like a time bomb. It could explode.’..☘ ☘ ☘The pop music heard softly from the headphones of the girl who is experimenting with her laptop. Her pliable fingers dance quickly over the keyboard. Then she picks up a cup of hot chocolate next to her. She blew it slowly, then drank a little of the contents of the cup. Claire put the cup down and refocused. She was busy doing her hobby, hacked websites on the internet.The phone next to it vibrates, showing an incoming message. Her cheeks were a little dazzling to see the name on her phone screen. She quickly picked up the phone and opened the chat message.Wed | 7:45 AMYeong-jun: Morning.Claire: Morning ....Yeong-jun: Have you had breakfast?Claire: I haven’t had a chance. Just a cup
"When I’m say, ‘It’s okay.’ I just need you by my side."..☘ ☘ ☘THE sound of a digital alarm is interfering with the hearing of an eighteen-year-old girl. Her tiny hand slowly grabbed the clock and turned it off. Tiara blinks her eyes a few times and stretches her arms up. She shook her head fast. Her head was a little dizzy this morning.After finished wash her face and getting dressed, she walked down the stairs. Tiara stepped towards the kitchen. Her blue eyes capture William’s figure putting some plates of food on the table.“Are you awake, Ara?” the man asked.“Can I help you, Will?”“Could you please help move the soup to the bowl?”“Yes, of course.”She took a medium-sized bowl and filled it with a vegetable soup made by William. It was confusing her. Why the smell of this man’s cooking was always good? There must be a secret in the recipe.
I rested my body behind a sofa with red velvet fabric with gold carvings on each side. My eyes stared straight out the window. My hands loosened up my tie a bit. I don’t know why they’re going to have a ball party next week with the reason of finding my mate. Though I’ve repeatedly confirmed to both of them, I’m pretty sure I can find my mate by myself. However, the mother who wants to have a grandchild soon makes the king not change his decision.“Damn it.”I glanced to the side. My hand grabbed a glass of deep red liquid on the table. Then bring the glass closer to my face, inhale the smell of blood first fleetingly. It’s good. Just had a sip, bland.“Fuck!”I immediately threw the glass roughly against the wall. The medium-sized glass crushed in an instant into small pieces as it touched the wall. T
THE blinding rays are still dim. My blue eyes welcomed by the view of an amazingly beautiful flower garden. It fascinated me to see any kind of blooming flowers and oversized fountains that became the center of this garden.The sound of feet approaching. I immediately dimmed behind a tree trunk. Two little kids running around the park. The boy in the black hair chuckles at the fact that the child who is smaller than him shouted from his back.“Louis, give back my candy!” shouted the brunette boy.“Take it by yourself.”“Just watch out!” the boy replied with his lisp accent.They kept running around. Seeing those two boys made me smile. His little brother’s foot knocked out, he fell down. That boy hit the ground pretty hard. He’s getting into a crying. The boy with the dark hair ran up to his brother.“Are you okay?”“It hurts.”<
THE icy wind that pierces my skin makes me shiver. My eyes opened slowly, watching the face of a man who was right in front of me. Sturdy jaws. Black hair that’s darker than the night sky. He’s fucking handsome.‘Am I in heaven?’SHIT—I jumped in shock to see that guy open his eyes. I woke up quickly and found myself still in the woods.“What am I doing here?”My eyes looked down. “Where’s my shirt?”Hold on. I’m trying so hard to roll back my memory, remembering what happened last night. Damn! I grabbed hold of my neck to see if there were any scars left there. Weird. There are no injuries.“Do you remember?”I ran away from the man, not caring about the wooden branches that hurt my leg. There&rsquo
I rubbed both palms of my hand while blowing them slowly. It freezes my hands. The snow that falls again makes the air temperature decrease drastically. Winter is a hassle.The snowflakes that melt in your hair. Coat. The shoes. I don’t know why I miss the heat of the sun. The girl with hazel eyes emerged from behind the café door with two plastic cups of hot cappuccino in her hand. The smoke of coffee billowing from behind the glass caught my attention.“This is for you. Bonus from the boss,” Claire said while giving me one of the medium-sized cups.“Thank you. Eh? Bonus?”“I think the boss knows the weather is getting more extreme now. I hear a lot of employees complaining about having to leave when it snows like this.”I nodded quietly. “That means we have to work harder, Claire.”“Yes, you’re right.”
My eyes squinted as the girl with the brunette hair opened the window curtains beside my bed, letting the sunlight through the window. She shook her head slowly.“Ara, let’s get up!” she shouted, pulling up my blanket.“Enghh—”“Hurry and take a shower. Today the master told us to gather.”I nodded, response to Claire’s words. She walked closer, sat next to my bed.“What time did you comeback home last night? We’ve been looking all over place for you, but you’ve fallen asleep in your room.”I smiled while scratching my head, which was not itching to respond in her. There’s no way I’m telling that story about what happened yesterday to the girl, especially William.“You—Next time, please don’t turn off your phone. We worried b