Sóley was so tempted to break her phone. Melody and Serenity were giving a phone to share and the first number their mother put on it happened to be the only auntie, and it was driving Sóley mad, getting a text from them every few seconds. She was wondering around the school trying to find a spot without service.
"Whatcha lookin' for?" Seok chimed, hanging upside from a pipe flowing above the lockers. He had been watching the girl for awhile and she seemed to be wandering around with her phone out. It was funny to watch.
Sóley heard a voice above her and looked up to see Seok. "Útlit fyrir slæm símaþjónustu." Sóley said, starting to blush when she realized she spoke in Icelandic. "I am looking for bad phone service." Sóley said, with clear struggle.
Wanting to combat the difference in language from a joking standpoint, he replied in Korean. "Dangsin-eun salamdeul-i daegae geu bandaegadoeneun geos-eul alji, geuleohji?" He grinned and continued to relay the same message in English. "You do realize people usually do the opposite of that, right?"
"I hope you can understand two little Icelandic girls speaking broken English, mixed with Icelandic." Sóley said as she texted her nieces that she was going to call them, then called them, her nieces answering in rapid Icelandic. "Drengur frá skólanum mínum vill tala við þig, svo tala ensku."
Sóley nieces spoke back in Icelandic quickly, telling Sóley how confused they were. "OK, bye." Sóley said before she hung up. "They wanted to get their mother on the phone and I know how she is when she knows I'm talking to boys."
"The Korea that legally allows people to leave...? Did you actually consider me to be a northerner? I don't even know if I can explain my emotions right now." Throughout this, he kept his grin, which made him hard to take seriously.