The Gap Between You and Me

Chapter 3: Hard to Get

Yeona sipped her tea, trying very hard to keep her composure. She hadn't seen Taeyeon in a month and now they were sitting across from eachother, yet again, drinking tea.

This tea is terrible.

Yeona had long grown sick of tea from a very young age. The Min family rarely drank water and she cursed herself for not doing so.

If she had drank more water, would she had been able to outrun Chittaphon that night?

Of course she couldn't.

She brushed the thought aside and concentrated on the issue before her.

"Why didn't you show up that night?" she asked Taeyeon.

Taeyeon looked up.

"I knew that they were going to be at the stables that night, so I led you to them. There was no point in me being there or taking you to the village if Chittaphon was already here. "

Yeona stared blankly at her friend.

"Why didn't you te- ,"

she was cut off by Taeyeon.

"If I had told you, you wouldn't have gone down there. You would have chickened out."

Yeona bit her lip, knowing that her friend was right.

"Whatever, I'm over him already. He's handsome, but he's a handsome pervert," Yeona said dipping a biscuit in her tea. "You will not believe the things that he has done to me. It's absolutely outrageous. What woman would want a man like that?"

Taeyeon smiled, "Well, I'm glad to hear that you don't have him in your head anymore. Now you can focus on finding a man for the ball."

Yeona almost choked.

She had completely forgotten about that. Her father hosted a ball every year to celebrate the time change.

"An extra hour of sleep is something to celebrate, " her father always said.

The balls usually consisted of women in dark, revealing clothing, grinding to the music. She had only looked from the balcony and had not partaken in any of the festivities. However, this year was different. She was twenty this year and had to find someone to accompany her.

"I don't know Taeyeon. Nobody has contacted me, much less asked me to the ball."

Taeyeon smirked, "What about Henry Lau?"

Yeona raised an eyebrow.

"What about him?"

Taeyeon's jaw dropped, "You really don't know? He's been telling people that he's going to the ball with you! I thought that he had already asked you."

"What? He hasn't spoke to me in the last year. Why would he suddenly be interested in taking me to the ball?"

Taeyeon leaned back in her seat. "Beats me," she sighed. "But I just know that he's going to ask you pretty soon."

Yeona shrugged, "Well I guess we'll just have to wait and see."


That same night, Ten and Mark decided to camp out.

"Yo, what was up with that girl?" Mark asked.

"What girl?" asked a busy Ten.

They were currently putting together tarps to make a tent.

"The Count's daughter, what other girl would I be talking about?" he said, rolling his eyes.

Ten chuckled, and smirked. "Well, let's just say that she may be thinking of me right now."

They finished putting up the tent and put out blankets to sleep on.

Mark emmediately crashed to the floor and sighed, "Please don't make trouble for us. You already know that the first thing that the Count is going to target is the shop and your father cannot afford that. "

Ten turned and looked at Mark with disbelief. "Markie, you really think that I'm going to let that happen? If it really means that much to you, I'll stop."

He paused for a moment to think, then smirked and said, "but it's not my problem if she can't get enough of me."

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