For a few weeks there was peace. No threats, no arguments, no accidents. Finally normal days (still sleepless though). Although we had a few small clashes with DRAGon, there was nothing too abnormal.
One day, unfortunately, DRAGon debuted. What was worse, with a huge boom (I hardly admit it, but E.T. was a really good rapper. However, this cannot be said for his dance skills, keke). They had a better start than we had. At the beginning of October, we were invited to Weekly Idol. We were so honored and happy, till we didn’t get information that we’ll be with DRAGon. Weekly Idol was their first TV appearance after the debut, so YNB wanted them to look good. We didn’t have objections as long as they won’t annoy us. Manager knew the situation, but I had a feeling that he didn’t believe our every argument.
“I know YOU,” manager said on the day of filming. “I know that you can behave appropriate in every situation. So please, always think before you act.”
“That was to one of us,” Heejun commented, when we were packing to the car.
I pretended that I didn’t hear that. Right, I had short temper, but I never act without a reason. Well, most of the time.
Anyway, we arrived at the site of filming before DRAGon and started to change the clothes. Because we were many times in variety shows, we were more or less known, so we didn’t have to wear name tags. That didn’t please Yoon So Jin, who was complaining to their manager why they were the only ones who had to wear name tags. I felt like I was watching mother-child fight and was embarrassed instead of him. So Jin was indeed maknae, but he was already eighteen, so please...
In the end we didn’t have to wear name tags, so we were grateful. It’s not that we don’t like them, we would wear them if they asked us, but we were satisfied that we won against DRAGon this time.
Hosts (Defconn-seonbaenim, Heechul-seonbaenim, and Hani-noona) welcomed us warmly and started to tease Seungjun, as always. I saw on Credo’s face, that he didn’t like it. I just hoped they won’t make a fuss on air.
We played some games, learned DRAGon’s profiles and started ‘integration’.
“I know you’re from the same company and probably love each other,” Heechul joked. “But understand, we have rules too.”
We enforced the smiles and began. First game was to wear pants without using hands. Instead, we have to grab another person’s hands. My partner was E.T., as we were leaders. I tried hard not to laugh at his face. It was obvious that E.T. wasn’t used to smile often, because his face looked funny, when he was trying to enforce smile all the time. The first game I won.
The second one was to eat together spaghetti. Yeah, in that way, just like we’ve done it in one of our V Live. I couldn’t imagine how we supposed to do this with them. We changed partners and I got Choi Do Min, the main dancer. Well, he was the best among them in real life, but still talked almost three words a day and his depressed face always gave me the creeps. Anyway, this time he won. Maybe I would have a chance, but his hateful eyes were drilling a hole in me, so I gave up, just in case. Now I began to wonder if he wasn’t the worst and one to be cautious of.
The last, third game was the rope pulling. And this time we won and at the end of the program got a certificate of the best variety group. I glanced at DRAGon and met their angry looks. Whatever. Did they expect to gain recognition just after their first appearance in variety show? Not to mention gaining the respect in real life!
Just before the end PD said we’ve received something. Defconn went to pick it up. I froze, when I saw this something.
It was a package. This time addressed to Heejun.
“Wow, you’re really popular, Heejun!” Hani laughed, giving him a bouquet of roses. “This came with the package. Is today your birthday?”
“No...” Heejun said slowly, taking the bouquet. “Ah!”
“You’re okay?” I whispered, hiding him before the camera. He cut his finger with the thorn. I covered his hand with mine and turned to the camera with a smile.
“Open it! Open it!” Heechul started chanting.
Now DRAGon members were just enraged. But I wouldn’t be if I were them. I suddenly recognized the package.
“NO!” I shrieked, and everyone jumped surprised and looked at me. I quickly remembered that we were on air and added with a light smile: “Y... You want us to become jealous?”
As I hoped, everyone laughed. Only E.T. frowned, looking from the package to me. We finished the broadcast successfully. After that I hurriedly took my members to the corner.
“Give me that.” I snatched the package from Heejun’s hand.
“Do you think... ?” he muttered.
“It looks the same as mine. And this,” I pointed to the bouquet. “Roses and thorns. I just remembered something and I really don’t like it. But I’ll tell you in dorm.”
As I feared, there was another threat. How he could be so fearless to send it to the broadcast?
I’LL COME AND SEE YOU SOON.