"So, to you, I'm a-"
"Stain I want to erase." Jun Pyo said coldly, his face focused on the waters below him. He couldn't show one bit of emotion. He couldn't, no matter how much he wanted to. He wanted to show her a hint, a sign that he didn't mean anything that he said, but it seemed as though Jan Di was too distraught to notice anything anyway.
"Come on, pull yourself together" He thought. Jun Pyo glanced to his right. Jan Di was staring into the other direction, her shoulders shaking. He quickly glanced back, his heart sinking. He had to leave. Now. Before he said anything or did anything.
He turned his back towards her, and strutted towards the stairs, an aire of arrogance surrounding him. His steps quickened, and then finally slowed when the bridge was out of sight. He hurried towards an alley, where he was sure no one would spot or hear him.
He sank against the wall and cried out his agony, finally allowing his guilt and regret to overwhelm him. He punched the cement wall, bruises forming on his knuckles. But the pain didn't seem to affect him at all.
Crunch. Crunch. Each knuckle slowing giving way, breaking into disformed bits. But it wasn't until his hand was entirely soaked in blood that a villager spotted him.
"Hey! What are you doing! Are you okay?" Hurrying over, the villager dragged weak Jun Pyo to a cab, rushing him to the nearest hospital.
Meanwhile, Jan Di was still at the bridge. She stared into the distance, silent tears rolling down her cheeks.
"It really is true, when they say a break-up punches a hole into your heart" she thought. But this wasn't just a break up. This was the enlightenment of truth; of what she thought was real. It was a lie. The entire thing was a lie.
The thoughts ran through her head over and over Jan Di felt nothing; just numbness. She looked down at the waters. It looked so tempting.
What was it like, to just be in the water, to have nothing cross your head, to bury yourself under the waves, under the waves of protection, to protect her from thinking anything, from feeling anything at all.
Her hands tightened over the rails of the bridge. Leaning her upper half of her body over the bridge railings. She took a deep breath, breathing in the saltiness of the water.
"JAN DI! JAN DI!" Jan Di's ears were numb to anything. She heard a distinct cry of her name, but she barely felt anything, despite recognizing the voice of her friend, Ji Hoo.
"JAN DI, STOP RIGHT THERE!" Jan Di leaned further over the railing, her feet almost off the ground. But before she could move any more, Ji Hoo grabbed her roughly, pulling her down to the floor with him. He violently shook her shoulders, trying to wake her up from the underground of her mind.
Jan Di turned to look blankly at him, but though he was shouting in her ears, she could barely hear him. She turned away from his face, staring into nothing. And slowly, she fell into nothing.