They'd been asked to put their heads together for this particular shot, and quite literally so — their foreheads were pressed against each other, and the edge of the hoods of their coats were covering their faces. Sulli was on the verge of laughing. Victoria was on the verge of kissing her to shut up. Not that Victoria ever held back.
Of course, the cameras didn't know that.
Krystal was shooting in the other room. The director said they had something in store for her, something better. She knew better, though; they just had more creative execution ideas for Victoria and Sulli, whose faces were barely inches from each other.
"Make faces!" said the cameraman, and she did as she was told — turned her head, fixed her eyes on Victoria and Sulli, and frowned. If she was going to be asked why she did that, she could always say it was for work.
She felt so light and breezy all over, and it wasn't such a nice feeling; she was probably going to pass out any minute now, even as she was so indiscreetly watching Victoria and Sulli from the camera nearby. She had special privileges; the perks of being Jung Soojung.
"Okay, your turn for the couple shots!" the director called out. Krystal's eyes, ears, senses perked up, and she locked eyes with Sulli for the first time that day.
It wasn't as if Victoria had a hand at things — she had to make the photoshoot different, exciting, so when the director asked her, "What next?" she said, "Maybe we can try couple outfits. Jackets. Them."
And pointed at Krystal and Sulli.
Sulli let her hand brush against Krystal's just lightly before pulling away and walking the opposite direction. The camera wouldn't have caught it, but then she didn't know the director was going for a close-up.
When they leaned back into each other for a break after that take, Krystal didn't let Sulli pull away.
Sulli didn't even bother looking for the right words for an explanation.
All of them were victims in this, Luna thought as she lay flat on the floor for the last take, her hands farther away from Krystal's than the usual.
"Did I miss anything?" Amber asked when they had gotten back from the shoot. Luna shook her head and smiled.
"Not just anything. Everything."