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?


7. Video Games

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“I usually hate grocery shopping,” I flop down on a beanbag. “But today was so much fun. Being able to buy our lunch already made was very nice as well.”

“I was impressed by the American section,” Emily hands me an Xbox controller. “Small, but impressive. It was nice to get some treats that we take for granted at home.” She sits down in the other beanbag and starts getting Terraria up and running.

“It will be hard being away from American food for the whole summer. Well the stuff that store doesn’t have.”

“We might have to ask our parents to send us some food that the store doesn’t have. If we start to have bad cravings.”

“All the people we said hi to were very nice and understanding. Since we screwed up a few times. Well, every time in different ways.”

“It will still be embarrassing. No matter what.”

“They liked us and appreciated us for trying to communicate to them in their familiar tongue.”

“They all did smile as we stumbled over the words, and laughed when we just stopped and smile.”

“But they were smiles filled of thanks, and laughs of confusion and joy. They knew we were trying so hard.”

“Still embarrassing, but it’s a step in the right direction. Now, create your character so we can play.”

“Okay, okay,” I look at the TV and create my Terraria avatar in a few minutes. “This better tire us out so we can actually sleep tonight.”

“I wonder what Nari has planned for us tomorrow,” Emily begins creating her Terraria avatar.

“Well,” Nari’s voice floats in. “It’s going to rain tomorrow, so says the forecast. We’ll just have to stay inside. There won’t be much of a choice.”

I turn to look at my cousin standing in the doorway. “A day in with some cooking lessons, language lessons, and chill time would work. If you’re up for it, that is.”

"Add in to do some of your summer schoolwork, and it’s perfect.”

“Nari,” I whine.

“Oh no, don’t do that,” Nari chuckles. “If you get it done early you won’t have to worry about it. It’s better to just get it out of the way then think about it the whole time you’re here. What all do you have to do?”

“Read To Kill a Mockingbird and fill out a paper,” Emily answers.

“And read another book from a list and do a shorter paper,” I add.

“Ah, jeug swibge,” Nari crosses her arms over her chest and leans against the doorframe. “You can do at least one of those this week.”

“I just wanted to chill and have fun on this trip,” I pout.

“Pouting won’t work with me.”

I can’t help but grin once those words leave her mouth.

“I can refuse to teach you Korean until you get it done. Don’t think I’m soft or something. I work with little kids every day at the daycare I work at. I know how to get them to do the right thing and when to let them do what they really want. You will do that schoolwork.”

“Fine, we’ll do it tomorrow,” I turn back around to face the TV.

“I hope it rains then, or we’ll be stuck inside for no reason,” Emily comments.

“There’s a balcony, you can always do your work out there,” Nari says. “The rest of the week is clear, so one day stuck here will be fine.”

“I guess,” I snuggle into the beanbag.

Nari chuckles, “I’ll leave you to play Terraria then. Enjoy it so you can work hard tomorrow.”


I'm so sorry this is kind of short! I had a little bit of writers block, but I think I'm good now. The next chapter will be up soon. Possibly tomorrow. Hope you liked it! :D

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