The update with the bet

August 10, 2013 in Nelly, The Life & Times by nelly

LONG TIME NO SEE!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Thank you to everyone that’s still been reading/commenting on this story, or on any of my stuff in general! Hope you guys enjoy this update! πŸ™‚

*apologetic but expected disclaimer that I didn’t proofread before post*

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“So are you ever going to help Yoona with that waitress?” Tiffany was lying on the couch, absentmindedly playing with her phone. Taeyeon reentered from the kitchen, sipping at her mug of tea. “Why would I help her?”

Taeyeon lifted Tiffany’s legs so she could sit down on the couch, replacing them onto her lap once she was settled. Her free hand lazily stroked Tiffany’s calf.

“But she’s your friend.”

Taeyeon laughed. “Yeah, and?”

Tiffany wiggled her toes in Taeyeon’s face. “So! You’re supposed to help her!” Taeyeon put down her tea, laughing, and grabbed hold of one of Tiffany’s feet, tickling the sole. Tiffany squealed, trying to pull her foot away from Taeyeon, but Taeyeon just laughed harder and tickled harder. Eventually it devolved into a full on tickle wear, ending with Tiffany on top of Taeyeon on the couch, their still smiling faces beaming at each other.

Tiffany leaned down to peck Taeyeon’s lips before snuggling into her neck. Like second nature, Taeyeon’s hands wrapped around Tiffany’s waist, one hand smoothing up and down her back slowly.

It was a while before the content silence was broken again. Tiffany lifted her head and smiled down at Taeyeon. “I really do think you should help Yoona though. After all, I still feel a little bad about being so angry about you with her before…” She traced the line of Taeyeon’s collar bone with a single finger, waiting for Taeyeon to think.

If Taeyeon was being honest, she thought it was equally heartwarming and hilarious that Tiffany still felt bad about the misunderstanding. But if Tiffany was going to be so bent on this deal with Yoona and the waitress girl Seohyun, Taeyeon figured she might as well try to make the most out of the situation. Her hand slid down and tapped Tiffany on the bum, drawing Tiffany’s attention back up to Taeyeon’s eyes.

“Since you’re so interested in this, how ’bout we make this a little more interesting?” She was met with an inquisitive smile, so she continued. “How about we make a bet?”

“What kind of bet?” That grin was back again, but this time it was flirtatious as well as curious.

Taeyeon returned the grin with one of her own. “If I can get Yoona a date with the cute waitress in the next month, then I win, and I get one free wish from you.” Tiffany arched an eyebrow, “and what if you can’t?” Taeyeon scoffed, “what do you mean? Of course I’m going to win!”

Tiffany slapped her shoulder lightly, laughing too. “If you can’t get her a date with the cute waitress within the next month, then I win, and I get one free wish from you! Deal?”

Taeyeon nodded. Deal.

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Taeyeon knew what wish she wanted to get from Tiffany if she won. Now all she had to do was make sure that she won the bet. That wouldn’t be hard. Yoona was a funny, pretty girl. And Seohyun must be at least a little interested in her, otherwise she would have outright rejected Yoona by now, right?

But as she watched Yoona walk away from where Seohyun was standing behind the diner counter, head hung low in comic despair, she wondered if it would be her granting Tiffany’s wish after all. Yoona slid back into the booth, poking dejectedly at the plate of fries they’d ordered to share. She’d given up trying to impress Seohyun by eating healthy; Sunny refused to eat any more of her salads and Yoona could see that it clearly wasn’t helping her win over Seohyun anyways.

She propped her head up on her hands, staring at Yoona with a look of utter concentration. Yoona squirmed under the stare. “What?”

“You’re terrible at this.”
Yoona huffed. “You suck.”
“I’m going to help you be less terrible.”
Yoona looked surprised. “What?”
“I’m going to help you get a date with Seohyun, within the month. Still think I suck?”
“Yep. But I also love you a little.”
“Good. Now stop hogging the fries and listen to my plan.”

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“What if it doesn’t work?”
“Then we have to keep trying different things until something does.”
“So why are you helping me again?”
“I made a bet with Tiff-”
“WHY DOES EVERYONE KEEP MAKING BETS ON ME.”
“Don’t take it personally. Besides, I bought this using the money I won from Yuri the other day. So just consider it an investment into your future.”
“…I hate you.”
“I love you too, Yoona.”
“Now take this, and be quick about it. I have a bet to win.”

Taeyeon opened the door of the diner and headed out into the bright afternoon sun. Yoona would be alright without her for the moment, and it would be better if she gave her a little space anyways. It wouldn’t be good if Seohyun saw Yoona always clinging to her friends.

She took the long way home, cutting through the park close to her house. It was teeming with liveliness at this time of day; families were having picnics, kids were flying kites, teenagers were lounging on the grass. Taeyeon walked down the dirt path, shading her eyes as she stared out into the sparkling water of the lake. The water was beautiful, broken only by the rippling caused by the slight wind and the geese that were paddling across it.

Part of her still couldn’t believe that she’d met someone like Tiffany. Sometimes she found herself just staring at Tiffany, double checking in her mind that she wasn’t actually dreaming. But most of the time she found herself wondering how she’d ever functioned without Tiffany at all. Every moment felt so natural, so second nature, that she couldn’t ever remember a time when Tiffany and her hadn’t fit together so perfectly.

She found her feet carrying her to Tiffany’s apartment instead of her own. She let them.
She found herself entering Tiffany’s apartment and falling into Tiffany’s bed, getting under the covers for an afternoon nap. She let herself.
She felt Tiffany come in and slide in too, hugging Taeyeon from behind, a hand snaking over to take Taeyeon’s hand in hers. She let her.

She felt Tiffany kiss the nape of her neck, nuzzling her nose against it. “How’s your day been, baby?”
Taeyeon brought their entwined hands up to her lips, kissing the back of Tiffany’s hand. “Good. But better, now that I’m here with you.”

She felt Tiffany giggle against her, the vibrations from her lips sending a tingle up her spine. It made her giggle too, and pull Tiffany in a little tighter. She said the words. She did it often now. And she meant it everytime, perhaps even more each time. “I love you.”

She felt Tiffany snuggle closer into her hair. “I love you, Taetae.”

It made her feel giddy. It made her feel warm. She let it.

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