“So you’re leaving,” Jiyong says.
“You have a performance,” TOP reminds him. “This is what you do. You love it. You live for it. You were born to do this. I’m just a pit stop along the way.”
Jiyong opens his mouth to protest but TOP waves him quiet.
“Hey—I’ll be back. I’ll come back for you, after this is all sorted out.”
“Yeah,” he says, thumbing the skin behind Jiyong’s ear. “I will.” He presses dry lips to Jiyong’s forehead and lets him go. “See you soon, Kwon Jiyong.” »