A Beautiful Night in Seoul

The night sky always looked so beautiful in Seoul. I could see that the skyline was all lit up in an aura of light that made a bright halo that embraced the hundreds of skyscrapers of the big city. I was always mesmerized by city life. I mean I could have easily gone to New York or Las Vegas to see the same thing, but Seoul was a whole new experience. They say there are cities that never sleep; Seoul just seemed so much different. It radiated light at all hours of the day and night, its energy was so palpable that you could feel it in your bones. I continued to ponder my love for the beautiful cityscape as I looked out the window.

"Hey, are you almost ready to go?" said Anna. Anna was in a whirlwind around the dorm. She was in a mad dash to get ready for our impending night out. I turned my head to answer, immediately stunned by her appearance. She was gorgeous, I lost my words as I stared at her.

"Oh my gosh, do I have lipstick in my teeth?" She stuttered. She turned to the mirror to check her appearance again. Anna was tall and slender, an ideal figure that most of us normal girls wish to achieve. Her dark hair hung to her shoulders, pin-straight as it flowed effortlessly into her dark dress. The black dress hugged her body gently, exaggerating her perfect slim figure.

"Hello? Are you ready to go?" She questioned as she turned to face me again.

"Uh, yeah. Let me put my earrings in then we can go." I said. I walked to the mirror. The girl that looked back at me lacked confidence but tonight that didn't matter. We were celebrating. I wasn't going to let my self-doubt sabotage it.

As I slid the silver studs through my ears, I took a step back to check out my work. I was pretty, but I wasn't beautiful. My face was round and ordinary, but my stormy blue eyes were the focal point. My blonde hair hung in long waves down to my waist, framing my face nicely. I had decided to wear a tight dress that emphasized my curves. The deep red shade contrasted my pale skin in a stunning way. I was worried about exposing too much, but Anna always encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone.

"You look amazing!" Anna's voice rang out behind me. "Let's get out of here."

"Okay," I admitted defeat to the mirror. "Do you have the address of the club?" I asked.

"Of course, and the taxi will be here in five minutes."

We locked up the dorm room and headed down to the street.

"So, what are you planning on getting us into tonight?" I laughed. I was nervous, but I didn't want Anna to notice.

"Don't worry, I know a bouncer at Octagon that can get us in for free." She answered. I could feel my heart jump in my chest at the mention of the club.

"Holy shit, we are going to Gangnam? Are you insane? That's the most expensive and high-end region of Seoul." I stuttered.

"I told you to let me worry about the details, you just sit back and enjoy the ride." She smiled at me. I stood there completely shocked, more nervous than before. Usually, they don't let foreigners into clubs in Gangnam, but apparently good connections can get you anywhere here.

Our high heels clicked on the pavement of the street as our taxi pulled up. We slid in the car, Anna gave the driver the address, and we were off. I guess if we are going to celebrate tonight, Gangnam was a good place to start.

Thanks for reading, XoXo ~Jaylynn