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Hands Clean

Chapter Seven - Fireworks Show

By Saihitei Seishuku

Hwoarang let Jin in and headed to his bed room. "I'll be out in a minute. I need to grab a shirt." Jin nodded and sat next to Steve.

"Hey Jin." Steve started, trying not to stifle a laugh. "What's up?" He asked the Japanese fighter.

Jin raised a questionative eyebrow, "What's so funny?" Steve couldn't hold it any longer, the Brit's laughing filled the apartment.

"You are, mate!"

Jin glared at him, "What is, praytell, so funny about me?" This only made him laugh harder. Hwoarang stepped back into the room, buttoning his shirt.

"Ignore that damn Brit." Hwoarang said as he shot Steve a venomous glare. "Let's go." Jin smiled and followed them to his car. "We're gonna meet Ling there, right?" Jin nodded.

"That's what she told me." He replied.

"What's gonna happen there, mate?" Steve asked him.

"Just some fireworks and free food." Jin said, turning away from the other two. Hwoarang stared at him before turning to Steve. The British man shrugged and mouthed 'I dunno....I think he's hiding something.'

Upon arriving, they were greeted by an angry Ling. "WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN?!" She growled at them.

They started to back away simutaniously. Hwoarang replied for them. "I take it you've been waiting long?" Her eyes grew dark and fierce with anger.

"You bet I have!" She yelled, inching closer to them. "YOU TOLD ME SIX O' CLOCK, KAZAMA!!" Jin raised an eyebrow at her.

"No...I didn't. You've been here for an hour?" He asked her. She nodded, grabbing his collar.

"Why didn't you answer your goddamn phone?!" She growled at her schoolmate.

"I didn't....don't have it with me." Her glare intensified. He moved his hands into a praying posistion above his head. "Please don't be mad at me, Ling."

She let the glare somewhat diminish. "I shall deal with you all later." She growled and grabbed Steve's hand. "Let's go get something to eat." She said before dragging him off.

Steve sent them a look that could only be read as 'Please help me! I suspect inpending doom!' When they were some distance away from the others, Ling turned to him.

"What's been happening?" She asked him. He sent her a shocked look. "No, I'm not mad. I actually just got here." She said with a shrug.

"What?! And you just yelled at us for nothing?" She nodded, letting him continue. "Why, Ling?"

"Because I had nothing better to say."

"What ever happened to 'Hello?'" He said, a dull expression had found it's way to him.

She laughed, "I haven't yelled at Jin in a long time. Have you seen the look he gets? It's funny!" She said before getting back to the subject. "Now, has anthing happened yet?"

Steve shook his head, "Sorry, girlie. He just told Jin that you said Hana was going to have to cancel." Ling sighed.

"Well, it's for the best. Jin looks happy that she did."

Steve nodded, "Let's get back to them. We don't want them to run off and shag yet, now do we?" Ling laughed and shook her head.

"Not in anyplace were we could get it on tape and pictures!" Smiling, they walked back to the other two.

"Hwoarang...I really like you." Jin said, looking off into the sky. Hwoarang blushed.

"Wha--what?" He asked.

Jin turned to face him. "I don't want Hana, I want you." He said with a very serious expression. "Be Hwoarang, not Hana."

Hwoarang's eye's widened. "What?!" Jin smiled, turning away from him. "Ho-- how?" he managed before Jin interupted him.

"You can't obviously believe that if you shave your legs and put some make- up on that you'd actually fool me?" He said, reaching for Hwoarang's hand. "Follow me."

Jin led him to a solitary tree. The view was magnificent. The bursts of flashy colours lit up the night sky. Jin sat down next to the trunk, pulling Hwoarang down next to him. "Hwoarang." He said, trying to get the Korean's attention.

"Yea?" Hwoarang said, staring at the array of colours in the sky. Jin pouted slightly for not acheiving his goal. The Japanese boy moved closer, turning Hwoarang's head towards him with his free hand.

"I think I love you, Hwoarang." He said quickly before capturing the Korean's lips with his own. Said Korean was shocked at Jin's actions, but wasn't one to disagree. He deepened the kiss as Ling and Steve ran up to them.

"AH-HAH!!!" Ling said, "I KNEW IT!!!!" She laughed as they quickly jumped apart.

Steve smirked, joining in on her fun, "Couldn't keep your hands off him, huh Hwo?" Hwoarang blushed and looked away. "Well, this does mean you won't have to be Hana anymore, now doesn't it?" Before he knew it, he clamped his hands over his mouth. "Sorry, mate!"

Jin laughed, "Don't worry, Steve I know."

Steve let out a sigh of relief, "Well, don't let us bother you." He said, grabbing hold of Ling's shoulder. But, before they left, Steve turned back around, "Oh, and I would NEVER date her!" he called. A series of painful cries could be heard as the two left.

"Ah, a funny pair they are." Jin said, turning towards the fireworks.

"That they are, Jin." Hwoarang said, but began again. "Jin?"

"Hm?" The Japanese boy asked him.

"I love you, too."

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