“Is this the place?” Lena asked herself. She was looking at an apartment style building. She slowly walked up to the security guard posted at the front of the building. She had already studied how to speak Japanese and was already very fluent. So she had no trouble communicating with the guard.
“Sorry . . . . But I can't let you into the building without the permission of the apartment owner,” the guard said to her politely.
Lena sighed. “What time do they usually arrive?” she asked the guard.
The man just shook his head. “They don't have any specific time . . . . They usually just come and go as they please.”
“Oh . . . . “ Lena moaned. She was going to be in a big trouble if she stayed any longer.
“I can just give the package . . . . if that is what you came here for,” the guard said with a smile.
Lena looked at the big box she was holding. It was supposed to be delivered personally to Jaejoong.
“I'm sorry . . . . But I was supposed to give this personally. I think I will just wait,” she said to the guard.
The man just nodded. “You can wait on the lobby if you want.”
Lena smiled at the man. “Thank you very much . . . . but can I just wait here near the door? I am afraid that I might suddenly miss them.”
“Sure . . . . But if you want I can tell them that you are waiting for them. So that even if you are waiting in the lobby . . . . You won't miss them . . . .” the man said again.
“Thank you very much . . . . You're very kind,” Lena said to the guard.
Lena patiently waited . . . . ten minutes passed . . . . thirty minutes . . . . . fifty minutes . . . . one hour . . . . two hours . . . Lena was already very tired . . . . She had been waiting for more than two hours. And she was already very worried because it was already evening. She knew that someone might already be looking for her.
Then as she was about to leave . . . . she suddenly heard a familiar voice. . . . A voice she could never forget . . . .
“I am really tired maybe we can just skip the meal part and just go straight to bed,” Jaejoong said with a laugh.
“But hyung . . . . I am really hungry . . . . We are all hungry,” Max protested.
Jaejoong laughed again. “Well I guess I have no choice . . . . I really wish just for once someone would cook for me . . . .”
“How about I cook for you then?” a female voice asked.
Jaejoong suddenly turned around to face the girl. . . . It was Lena.
“Lena? . . . . . Lena! ! !” Jaejoong exclaimed with joy. He hurriedly ran to where Lena was standing and he joyfully embraced her.
Lena's heart suddenly skipped a beat. It had been a very long time since Jaejoong had hugged her. It was bringing memories to her . . . . memories she had tried to forget.
The other DBSK boys were all curious as to who was the girl Jaejoong was hugging. The girl was about 5'8” tall, with a perfect flawless skin and perfect figure. She was extremely very beautiful. And somehow this made them very interested to know who she was.
They all could see that Jaejoong was very happy to see her. But he never mentioned anything about a friend of his coming to Japan.
“Jaejoong . . . . your friends are already staring . . . . Can you please stop it,” Lena said with a smile.
Jaejoong stared at Lena and then at his other friends. “Oh . . . . sorry,” he said with a smile too.
Micky immediately approached them. He was already dying to know who the girl was.
“Hello . . . . I'm Micky,” he greeted Lena with a sweet smile.
“Hi . . . I'm Lena Kim,” the girl replied.
“Hi . . . I'm Max.”
“I'm Xiah . . . . nice to meet you.”
“I'm U-Know . . . “
“It's really nice to meet all of you . . . .” Lena said happily. She didn't expect that the other DBSK boys were very friendly.
Jaejoong suddenly smiled . . . . then he immediately placed his arm around Lena's shoulders.
“So what brings you to Japan? How did you come here? Why are you here?” he continuously asked.
Lena stared at Jaejoong. She suddenly became confused on whether to tell him the truth or not.
“Lena?” Jaejoong said as if asking whether she was all right.
“I . . . . I brought you these. Your mother asked me to bring this to you,” she then handed him the big she had been carrying.
Jaejoong took the box from Lena and suddenly laughed. “Don't tell me you came all the way here just to give me this box?”
Lena laughed. “I certainly didn't come to Japan just to bring you that package. I'm here . . . I'm here because of . . . .Let's just say . . . . personal reasons. And when your mother learned that I was going here, she immediately packed that box. And she asked me to deliver it to you personally.”
Jaejoong was very touched with his mother's gesture. He stared at the box and started wondering what was inside.
“So Lena . . . . are you really going to cook for hyung? Because if you are . . . . do you think you can cook for me too? . . . Because frankly, I am starving,” Max said with a very sweet smile.
“Max . . . .” Jaejoong uttered in total disbelief.
Lena suddenly laughed again. “Oh . . . . Jaejoong . . . . I never thought your friends are this . . . . cute . . . . Okay, Max . . . . Don't worry, I'll cook . . . . for all of you.”
“Yes!” Max happily uttered.
While Micky, Xiah and U-Know just smiled.
“Well, come on. Let's go to our apartment,” Jaejoong said to Lena and the other DBSK members.
As soon as Lena entered the boys' apartment, she immediately asked where the kitchen was and headed straight to it.
While Lena cooked, the boys patiently waited in the living room . . . . chatting with one another.
“So hyung . . . . Who is she . . . . really?” Max asked curiously.
“She's my childhood friend. You know . . . . one of the two girls I have been talking to you about,” Jaejoong answered casually.
“You mean . . . . she's the best friend . . . you have been talking about?” Micky asked.
“Yes,” Jaejoong replied.
“Honestly, I'm quite surprised. Judging by the way you have described her . . . I always imagined her to be . . . how should I say this without being offensive? . . . . “ Micky said while trying to find the correct words to say.
“You imagined her to be what? . . . . Boyish right?” Jaejoong asked.
Micky just nodded. There was still something on his mind but he couldn't say it out.
Jaejoong laughed. “Well, she was boyish before . . . . But I don't know what happened. The last time I saw her . . . that was a year ago. She had totally changed. She suddenly became a girl all of a sudden.”
“She is very pretty, hyung,” Max commented.
“What? Lena . . . . pretty? You should get your eyes checked out Max.” Jaejoong said with a laugh.
“You mean you don't find her attractive?” Xiah asked still unable to believe.
“No . . . . not really,” Jaejoong replied.
The other DBSK boys just shook their heads in disbelief. They all thought that Lena was very beautiful. The first time they saw her in the lobby, she already caught their attention.
“Maybe the reason why he doesn't find her attractive is because he's already used to the thought of her being his buddy,” U-Know commented with a smile.
“You're right about that. Lena isn't just a buddy . . . . but my very best friend . . .. My sister and brother . . . . all rolled in one,” Jaejoong said with a smile.
“Brother? Hyung . . . . she's a girl. I've seen how you treat her. And frankly . . . . you're acting like she's a boy or something,” Max said.
“Well . . . . to me . . . . she is a boy. We've been treating each other like this for years . . . even when we were still small children. That's why I feel so comfortable with her . . . . You know, the same way I am comfortable with you guys,” Jaejoong tried to explain to his friends.
“Doesn't she get offended?” Micky suddenly asked.
“Offended? No . . . . she's too nice and understanding to get offended easily,” Jaejoong answered.
Micky laughed. “You're quite lucky. Imagine . . . . if I had a bestfriend like that . . . .”
“She would have already been your ex-girlfriend by now,” U-Know suddenly said.
Xiah , Jaejoong and Max suddenly burst out laughing with what U-Know said. While Micky suddenly blushed and just stayed quiet while the others laughed.