Part 01: Dreamer Toss
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Fireworks explode. A sea of cheering fans thrash and scream. "KANG MIN KANG MIN KANG MIN KANG MIN." What a brilliant strategy. Who would have thought after all these years he still had it. Kang Min feels the sweat of a hard battle drip from his face. I've done it, he thinks. I've shown everyone.
Kang Min falls from his bed onto the floor. He groans and rubs his arm. Another dream. I'm still at the bottom rung. No, not the bottom rung. One above it. The bottom rung was looking for a mouse to play StarCraft with again. He looks at his calendar. It's today. PuMa, Orion, Knight, ZerG[kaL] Firebat... Who the hell are these guys? Free. The name is fitting, given his bye. I won't be for free.
I've got to centre myself. Kang Min leaves his palace and heads for a local pond. The ducks have always calmed him, and he knows today he will need all the help he can get to perform. Quack quack quack... Ahhhh... I wonder if Auir has ducks. Kang Min stares at a few swimming, and imagines that instead of water it is the blue light of a pylon. Huh... I've been working too hard. He hears a quiet sobbing, and gasps. Is there a girl in need of Kang Min's comfort!?
A person with long black hair and a face buried in two hands sits on the bench ahead of him. Kang Min puts his hand on the person's shoulder.
"Hey. Are you okay?" he says.
"H-huh?" Type-B raises his face from his hands and Kang Min is frozen. Uhhh... He knows he wants to remove his hand, but the awkwardness paralyzes him. "Oh, you've caught me Kang Min hyung." Caught? This guys been caught a lot lately, huh?
"Ha-ha... I guess I have." He finally gets control of his arm and removes it. "So... How have you been?"
"I thought I could do it, but I couldn't."
"Eh... Do what?"
"I thought I could handle... Bonjwa Note."
"Is this some kind of meta-troll?"
"Don't use words like that, Kang Min hyung. It breaks my heart. And no, it's not."
"I don't believe you." Type-B pulls the Bonjwa Note from out of his jacket pocket.
"You want to win the OSL right? I didn't even write more than a page worth in here. As soon as people thought I was using it, I stopped to... well, you already know." Type-B hands Nal_rA the note. "Use it. You'll see." A silence. "I know it will accept you, Kang Min hyung. People will cry when they lose to someone who hasn't played in as long as you."
"What? What are you talking about?"
Kang Min returned to his apartment with the Bonjwa Note in his pocket. I don't even want to use this if it does work. It's wrong, isn't it? But the matches are only in a few hours. Kang Min pictures the smug looks on the faces of the progamers who predicted his ability to make it past the qualifiers. Who will even care if Puma, Firebat, Knight, and Zerg don't make it past the qualifiers. Hell, who will even care if Free gets past? I'm good for ESPORTS... ESPORTS needs me.
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Will continue on each match he plays, if people like it. Don't expect anything amazing, since this is just a random side project, and not my main creative focus.