Traveling Abroad: Summer Love

Amber could've picked any place in the world to spend her summer vacation. Paris, Rio, London. But no, she picked Seoul, South Korea. Traveling there with her best friend, Emily, and staying with Amber's cousin, Nari. It's meant to be a time to relax and do whatever they want. What happens when they run into some guys who want to be friends and steal their time?


6. Breakfast

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“Good morning,” I yawn as I stumble into the kitchen, taking a seat at the small square table in the middle of the room.

“Annyeonghi jumusyeoss-eoyo,” Nari replies as she continues her hard work on breakfast.

The aroma of eggs, bacon, and French toast fills my nose and my stomach instantly rumbles with hunger. Emily shuffles in seconds later and plops down on a chair to the right of me.

“It smells so good,” Emily leans back and closes her eyes. “I think I have slight jetlag.”

“Same, I barely slept last night,” I groan as I watch Nari move around.

“Well, I hope you’re rested enough to go grocery shopping with me,” Nari chuckles. “I’ll need your help. I need to get a lot of food.”

“Didn’t you go shopping before we got her?” I start rubbing sleep from my eyes.

“I did, but I forgot I’d be feeding two teenage girls. And the grocery store I go to has a small American section, but I don’t know what you like.”

“Is it mostly fresh food over here?” Emily asks.

“Most of it is, yes. It’s so much better if it is fresh. You girls will have so much trouble eating all the processed stuff back home once you’ve been here all summer.”

I smirk, “I don’t doubt that. We might have to force our parents to buy us fresh ingredients so we can make our own meals,” I try to run my hands through my bed head and end up failing. “I’m glad your apartment has two bathrooms.”

Nari begins dishing the food out on to three plates as evenly as possible. “That was high on my list of musts.”

“What else was on that list?” Emily’s eyes are now open again, and she can’t stop staring at our breakfast to be.

“Two bedrooms and a big kitchen, I guess walking distance to some of the city was on it to. Oh, and a balcony.”

“You only drive to work, right?” I can’t help messing with the hem of my shirt.

“Mainly my car is used for that, since I could walk anywhere else. Hope you girls are somewhat fit.”

“We’ll be fine,” I lick my lips as Nari finally sets food down on the table.”

“Milk or something else?”

“Milk is fine,” Emily and I smile at each other after we speak in unison.

“All right then,” Nari quickly fills three cups with milk. “Do you talk in unison a lot?” Nari sets the milk down on the table and then sits down across from me.

“Um,” I bite my bottom lip. “It’s not that much. It is very random though, we never really know when it will happen.”

“And you two are sure you’re not twins who can read each other’s minds?”

“I am pretty sure we’re not twins,” Emily picks up her fork.

“Regardless, I guess I’ll have to get used to it.”

“I think it’s cool. We’re such great friends that we are like the same person.”

“You mean like, your brains think alike?” Nari takes a bite of her bacon.

“Sure, that sounds good too,” I take a big bite of French toast.

“Any new bands you two have fallen in love with?” Nari takes a long sip of milk.

“We looked up some guy bands, and so far, EXO is the one we’ve listened to the most,” I answer.

“Hm, they are good,” Nari shoves eggs and French toast into her mouth. “Is that the only one?”

“We also listened to Seventeen. There’s a lot of members in that group.”

Nari laughs, “Well, of course. Why do you think they are called Seventeen?”

“Um, because bands can be called whatever they want,” I shrug.

“That’s true too.”

“But they don’t have seventeen members. They only have like fourteen or something like that.”

“Well, anyone else. No more girl bands?”

“Why don’t you just give us a list of K-pop artists you like?” Emily slowly chows down on a piece of bacon.

“I don’t want to force you to listen to who I think is good. Then you won’t form your own opinion on them. You’ll always think that I like them and then you should too,” Nari shrugs. “Plus, I’m just here to house you, provide food, and teach you Korean. Everything else is up to you.”

“And make sure we don’t get boyfriends,” I sigh.

“That’s not true,” Nari chuckles. “I made no such promise with your parents. If you get with a boy on his trip, all I can do is make sure you don’t go pass kissing.”

“I don’t think we’ll be kissing any boys on this trip,” Emily says.

“I’d be happy to just have a close friend who is a guy. From here or back home.”

“Strange things can happen,” Nari smiles. “I mean, you guys are sitting at a small table with me in Korea. Anything can happen.”


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