Kim and I walked to the living room. Hyun gave me a shrug when I looked at her. Curious, even though I could guess what happened, I held Kim’s hand and we opened the door to go check things out. When Kim opened her main door, we saw Junwei standing up trying to explain something to Karen, but she was crying and shouting gibberish at the same time. Junwei looked at Kim and me helplessly. His present from Hyun was rather visible. Karen slapped his face hard and continued screaming.
Karen: WHICH GIRL?! HUH?! WHICH GIRL DID YOU MAKE OUT WITH LAST NIGHT?! HUH?! THERE ARE ONLY A FEW SINGLE GIRLS WHO SLEPT OVER!!! YVONNE IS IT?! HUH?! DO I LOSE TO HER?! I DON’T HAVE HER SLIM AND FIT FIGURE, BUT MY BOOBS BIGGER THAN HER OK?! OR IS IT HYUN?! HUH?! PEOPLE KOREAN THEN EXOTIC IS IT?! HUH?! OR IS IT ANN?! HUH?! PPLE TUANEHNEH THEN YOU CANNOT RESIST?! HUH?!
Junwei: Jun, can you please help me explain to Karen? That the bruise on my neck is because I kena hit by something, and not because I was fooling around with someone else?
Ahhh… but you were fooling around, my friend, and now you got yourself into deep shit… I put on my A-game.
Me: WTF?! I threw that ice cube at you lightly only, also will kena until the bruise so big?!
Karen looked up at me, no longer crying, but still sobbing. She had a confused look on her face.
Me: Karen, you thought he cheated on you with someone else and gotten a love bite?
Karen nodded hesitantly. I burst out in laughter.
Me: Hahaha… Junwei, you deserved it… No lah, Karen, yesterday after we brought you all up, then I was talking to Junwei and we were drinking iced water. Then he said something to make fun of me and I took a large ice cube and flung it at him lah. My aiming buey zhun, never hit his face, but kena his neck. When I left, it was only reddish, didn’t realized that it will be bruised this morning.
Junwei looked at me. His eyes showed a lot of relief. Karen stared at me with her big bambi eyes. I never saw her look like this before. Some more she had just cried, so her eyes were a bit more watery now. Making them look very anime style. But her eyes immediately narrowed again.
Karen: I don’t believe! Stop covering up for him, Jun! You are a nice guy, but nice doesn’t mean you should cover this deceitful behavior of his!
Me: But really, we were just talking!
Karen: Ok, fine! Since you both said yall were talking, tell me, what did the both of yall talk about?!
Junwei and I opened our mouths at the same time.
“We were talking about gym….” “Junwei and I were discussing exercise in gym…”
We looked at each other. Not bad, we were in sync. Lucky I know Junwei is a gym rat, 24/7 thinking about gym only, if not gym, then is sex. He nodded at me to continue.
Me: So anyway, we were talking about upper body strength, then he asked what was my max bench press. So I proudly said 100kg. Then he can press 130kg max, then say I weak. Then I threw the ice cube at him and ask him to fuck off lor. It’s was meant to be a joke kind of fuck off lah…
Karen looked at me. She didn’t seem entirely convinced. But I could see her questioning herself now, that she might have thought ahead and gotten the wrong idea. Her anger was slowly dissipating. “Really? The bruise is because you threw the ice at him and hit his neck?”
Jun: Karen arh... Bluff you no money to earn one lah… Even if have, I also don’t need your money… So bluff you for what? Yesterday everyone who came up so high liao… The moment we put you all down, you all fell asleep almost immediately liao. Who still got the energy to hanky-panky? You should have seen Bryan man, wah lau after he and Eileen lie down on the bed, 5mins later snore like fucking freight train liao…
Karen let out a short laugh at the Bryan part and wiped her tears away, then she stood up and walked to Junwei with her head bowed in shame. She hugged Junwei tightly and he hugged her tightly too. Then he gave me a thankful look. Edward, Derek, and Priscilla breathed a sigh of relief at the corner as well. They had feared the worst when Karen started shouting. They knew her temper well. There’s a reason they called her Xiao Long Nu. “Sorry, Bubu… I shouldn’t have doubted your faithfulness…”
Kim and I went back to my unit, seeing that everything was fine again. As we turned to leave, we saw Hyun standing at Kim’s unit’s door, and she had an eyebrow arched upwards. She also turned to return back to my unit.