Why Do I Even Care?

The girl looked like she was not herself today, and Jessica noticed it. Her gaze followed the distracted girl as the latter went about doing her work. She doesn’t understand it but she was worried about the girl. She would rather have that annoying, arrogant girl she’s been seeing these past few days, than this distracted one.  She noticed the sadness on the tanned girl’s eyes, and those forced smiles that she’s willing herself to make. She would really rather have the arrogant “Yuri” back.

Jessica looked down on her notebook and sighed. She doesn’t understand why she’s worried about someone she barely knows.

Tiffany and Taeyeon exchanged glances. They could see the worry on  Jessica’s eyes. Jessica doesn’t worry about anyone else, aside from those people close to her. This made them wonder, who is this tanned girl in Jessica’s life?

“Do you like her?” Taeyeon gathered up her courage to ask.

“Who?” Jessica didn’t even look at Taeyeon. She was still gazing at the tanned girl moving around the café.

“That girl whom you can’t take your eyes of.”

“Huh?”

Her two friends looked at her in disbelief.

“Come on Sica. You’re too obvious. You’ve been following her with your eyes ever since we got here.” Taeyeon snickered at her remark. It was fun teasing Jessica.

“ Of course not! I was just curious as to why she is sad today!” Jessica looked down on her book and tried to prevent herself from looking at the girl.

“You are never curious about other people Jessi. Tell us. What is your relationship with this girl?”

“Huh?! What are you talking about?! I don’t even know the girl ok?”

“Then why…”

“I don’t know. I don’t understand this. Maybe I was just used to her being an arrogant one.”

Taeyeon and Tiffany exchanged glances again, trying to make some sense out of what Jessica has said.

“Uhm… Here are your orders.” The girl placed their orders on the table.

Jessica froze on the spot. She dare not lift her head for fear of what she would see on the tanned girl’s eyes.

“How long has she been there? Did she hear anything?”

Jessica heard the tanned girl turn around and took a few steps away. She sighed, relieved that the girl did not hear anything.

“And oh…” The tanned girl turned back to them and looked straight at Jessica. “If you can’t really take your eyes of me, I’m just going to remind you to be discreet about it…”

This made Jessica’s eye brow perk up and Tiffany’s and Taeyeon’s mouth to hung open.

Yuri just smiled wider and gave them a wink before walking back to the counter.

The two burst out laughing after a few seconds but to their amazement and to Jessica’s too, the latter couldn’t care less. She was not angry. She was just glad that the tanned girl was back to her former self.

The End

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