12 Night laughs (prologue)

The seven men were there, standing in the middle of her living room, a shy look in each face. Some were rubbing their trousers to release the tension. Others were patting the floor absently while waiting for her reaction. For sure one of them was clearly trying to run away, the eyes of a scared creature in his face!

Well, she had been treated that way before, but never had had a collection of handsome boys in her house hanging on every gesture she was about to do. Just for the sake of fun she let a small string of sparkles leave her necklace with a whizzing sound. All seven set of eyes became more rounded and skin tones went paler. Good!! She could always use fear in her benefit, she thought. It would be better to have them well prepared in case her charm decided to do anything mischievous... She didn't want to experience the impotence again of watching them being harm by her stupidity.

She once again was taken out from her reverie by Jimin's calm voice and his broad smile. He was kind of arguing with J-Hope and and Taehyung, but from time to time he would turn his attention towards her as if to check if she hadn't vanished from her corner of the room. J-Hope seemed near to have a nervous breakdown, his face red and his eyes piercing the other two men.. Taehyung was more calm, but from time to time he would burst into a long row of harsh words that sounded as a sailor's curse.

While all this was going on Yoongi, Jungkook, Jin and Namjoon were utterly mute standing near the closed front door. Yoongi seemed specially intrigued by her and was peeping intermittently into her eyes, as if the clue of the extinction of the dinosaurs was written in the small flat space between her soul's pools.

Jungkook was making her quite uneasy, because he was smiling from the pack of silent boys obviously amused by her defensive stance. Jin seemed taken aback by the maknae line discussion and also a bit depressed.

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She knew she wouldn't resist anymore, so she decided she had to move on from this situation as soon as possible. She let a high preached little scream that made all the boys pay attention to her. She complimented their commitment to her by blowing a kiss from one end to the other of the boy's row, and with all her energy focused on the charm, which had turned red from it original purple, she thought of her final destination. With a puff Cristina's silhouette that was clearly distinguishable in the smoky previous moment turned into a pulse of light, and left on the ground only her charm.

A chorus of voices raised around her former spot and slowly evolved into silence.

Taehyung, with bright eyes, kneeled down to pick the keyring. He spoke to the others "We have lost our opportunity", and rocking himself on the ball of his feet, let all his sadness out by sobbing and letting out a well of tears.

The search was not over.

NOT THE END