Who I Was. (A Got7 Fanfic) Pt.1
Yes, I know this is an Exo blog, but this is a Got7 story. It’s a story about your life before you met Exo in the previous story, I Was Made for Loving You. If you haven’t read it yet, then that’s okay, read this one first and then that one, it’ll probably make more sense that way.
“You should come meet the guys.” Jackson said, as he started to leave my apartment.
“No, that’s okay. It’ll be awkward since I can’t really communicate that well with them yet…” I said, trailing off my sentence. I moved to Korea last week, so I’m not necessarily fluent in the language yet. I’m not the worst in Korean, but I also am not at the level of holding a conversation.
“Well, let’s see, there’s Mark, BamBam, my girlfriend, and Mark’s girlfriend who speaks English, they’ll help you out. I’LL help you out. You can’t just avoid conversation, you have to learn sometime.” He said, already dragging me out the door.
“Oh my god, fine.” I groaned, letting him drag me across the street to JYP dorms.
“Hey guys! I have someone I want you to meet.” Jackson announced in Korean, earning a weird look from me, since I didn’t understand. Everyone came into the living room, and smiled when they saw Jackson and me together. “Everyone, this is (Y/N). (Y/N), this is JB, Jinyoung, Yugyeom, Youngjae, BamBam, Mark, Sora, and of course you know Harper.” He said, pointing out everyone as he said their names.
I waved awkwardly and they did the same.
“She moved here a week ago, so she’s not fluent in Korean yet, so be patient with her, okay?” Jackson said, giving everyone a thumbs up at the end.
“Welcome to Korea, don’t worry about not being fluent, we’ll help you out.” Mark asked, giving me a warm smile.
“Thanks.” I smile back, standing a bit awkwardly. Just me in general is awkward.
“Well, (Y/N), it’s good to see you again.” Harper says, smiling, and sitting down on the couch.
“It’s nice to meet you, and if you ever need help with Korean, and Jackson isn’t around, I’ll happily help you.” Mark says, smiling brightly, causing his eyes to squint a bit.
“Thanks, I’ll be sure to.”
“You should stay for dinner!” Jackson offered. “I know you haven’t eaten all day.” He said.
“Yeah, stay!” Harper said, with a smile.
Jackson translated for everyone who didn’t understand what was happening. They all nod in agreement.
“Um, sure, I guess.” I shrugged, not really wanting to, still feeling extremely awkward around everyone.
“Here, you can sit by me.” Harper says, pulling out a chair for me.
“Oh, uh, thanks.” I say, taking a seat next to her.
Jackson brought the two of us a plate full of food. “Thanks.” We both say in unison, making us laugh.
Everyone sat down at the table, and started eating and talking to one another, and laughing.
“Hey, let’s eat ice cream for dessert.” Youngjae says, excitedly.
I nod and smile, like I knew what was going on.
“He says we should eat ice cream.” Harper whispers to me, seeing my confusion.
“Ah, okay.” I whisper back, nodding in understanding this time.
“Feeling awkward?” She asks, smiling slightly.
“Yeah, a little bit.” I say, looking around at everyone.
“I was too when I first started coming around. But you’ll get used to it pretty soon.” She said, going back to her food.
“Well, it would be nice if we had ice cream. Someone ate all of it and PUT THE EMPTY CARTON BACK IN THE FRIDGE!” JB yelled, as he looked into the freezer.
“He sounds so aggressive while yelling in Korean.” I say to Harper.
We both laughed at the boys as they yelled at each other about who ate the ice cream and who didn’t. Harper had to explain everything that was being said, making me laugh even harder.
“Let’s just go get the ice cream please, it’s pointless fighting about it.” Mark said, holding the bridge of his nose in annoyance.
“Sounds good to me.” Youngjae said, standing up, putting on his shoes and grabbing his jacket.
“Where’s everyone going?” I asked, confused as to why everyone was getting up.
“We’re gonna go out and get ice cream instead, you coming?” Mark asked, helping Sora put on her jacket.
“I should really get home.” I said, but Harper pull me out of the chair, and dragged me to the front door.
“None sense, you’re coming with us.” She said. I followed them outside, we all started walking in an enormous clump. Harper was walking with Jackson, Sora and Mark were together, I just walked behind everyone, not really having enough confidence to talk to anyone yet.
“So, I’m guessing you’re a little shy?” Jinyoung asks in his best English, his accent thick.
“Oh, not really.” I say in a quiet voice.
“It’s okay to talk. I won’t judge, I swear. I am not the best at English, if you can not tell.” He says, playfully pushing me. We both laughed a bit, and kept walking in a comfortable silence.
We finally got to the ice cream shop after about ten minutes, all of us were starring up at the menu, deciding what we wanted.
“Okay, so who’s buying?” Youngjae asked. Everyone starred at JB.
“I hate you all.” He says, taking out his wallet. After he paid, the boys hugged him, excitedly enjoying their ice cream. We started walking back to the dorm, while eating our ice cream on the way, enjoying the nice weather on our little walk.
Jackson slowed down a little, so he could walk next to me. “See, it’s to that bad hanging out with them. And it’s perfect that you and Harper clicked pretty well. My best friend and girlfriend getting along is very important for me.” He says, laughing a bit.
“I guess it isn’t that bad. It’s still pretty awkward though.” I say, laughing along with him.
“You’ll get used to it, I promise. Mark and I will teach you Korean on our spare time. And when we aren’t there, the girls can teach you.” He said, telling me his plan to get me involved with everyone.
“I have a job you know.” I remind him. I own a dance studio here, that’s one of the reasons I moved to Korea.
“Yeah, but when you aren’t working, you can be at the dorm with us.” He smiled, patting my head.
“I’m not so sure-“
“Okay, can’t wait to see you at the dorm after work!” Jackson said, cutting me off, and going back to Harper.
There was a tap on my shoulder, and I looked over to see Sora smiling at me. “Hey, I know we didn’t really get a chance to talk earlier, it gets kinda hectic around here, but even so, if you need help with anything, just let me know.” She said, a smile still on her face.
“Okay, thanks.” I say, smiling back, but I’m sure you could tell it was forced.
We had all stopped walking as we passed a fair. Yugyeom was practically yelling, and pointing at the lights that illuminated from the rides. I looked over to Sora for a translation.
“Yugyeom wants to go to the fair.” She says, laughing at my confused expression.
“Yeah! Let’s go!” Jackson says, getting as excited as Yugyeom.
“I wasn’t really expecting to be out this late, plus I don’t have money. You guys go ahead.” I say, looking at my watch and realizing how late it’s getting.
“That’s alright, I got you.” Mark and Jackson say at the same time, pulling out their wallets.
“You guys don’t have to pay for me… I really don’t like fairs.” I said, trying my best to get out of the situation.
“Well that’s a lie, you love fairs and you know it, stop trying to get out of everything and come on.” Jackson said, seeing through my lie quickly.
I sighed, and followed everyone inside reluctantly. Mark was the one who ended up paying for me and Sora, putting the wrist band on my wrist for me.
“You really didn’t have to pay for me.” I say, watching as he carefully put the wristband on me.
“It’s no big deal, don’t worry about it.” He said, shrugging and smiling.
“At least let me pay you back.” I said, as we walked fully inside now.
“Nope. Seriously, don’t worry about it, okay?” He smiled, ruffling my hair, and catching up with Sora.
“What shall we ride first?” Youngjae asked, looking around at everything. “Should (Y/N) pick?” He asks, turning to me. Everyone followed his gaze upon me, and I stopped to stare back at them with my eyebrows raised.
“You should pick the first ride.” Jackson says, laughing.
“Oh, no, I’m good.” I say, waving my hands.
“Come on! Just pick something, stop being so shy. It’s weird seeing you like this~” Jackson said, putting his arm around my shoulders.
Everyone was still staring at me, making me shift uncomfortably. I look around the fair, and pointed at the first thing I saw, which was the house of mirrors.
“All ten of us in there? Challenge excepted.” Jackson said, pulling me and Harper to the mirror maze. He wasn’t lying when he called it a challenge, it took us a long time to get out. We hit a mirror every time we turned, but eventually got out.
“Oh my god, I’m surprised no one has a bloody nose from running into all those mirrors!” Harper says, laughing, and those who understood laughed as well. She translated for the others and they laughed along.
“So, having fun yet?” Mark asked, walking beside me.
“Surprisingly, yes.” I say, nodding.
“Are you lying, or are you being for real?” He asked, chuckling a bit.
“No, I am! Why are you laughing?” I asked, playfully pushing him.
“No reason.” He says, teasingly, pushing me back.
“Let’s do the haunted house ride!” Jackson yelled, as soon as he saw the ride.
“That ride is literally for kids… I don’t think we can even fit in the carts.” I said, watching all the kids get off the ride. Jackson groaned and rolled his eyes.
“You’re such a downer today. I’m sure we can fit if we try.” He said, walking to the ride and getting on, barely able to fit him and Harper in one cart.
“(Y/N), why don’t you ride with me, so there won’t be communication failures with the others?” Mark suggested, patting the seat next to him.
“I don’t think it would be that awkward for her. We should sit together.” Sora said, giving Mark a look.
“Oh come on, Sora, just sit with someone else for this ride. You’ll actually be able to talk to them.” Mark said, returning her look.
She let out a huff, and sat in the seat behind us with Yugyeom. When the ride started going, Mark and I started laughing about how stupid the ride was, but then something popped out of nowhere, making me jump and grab onto Mark for a split second, causing him to burst out laughing even more.
“Shut up.” I pout, hitting his arm, making him laugh more. Once we got off, everyone was laughing about how stupid it was, but how I got scared at one point. Sora was being super quiet, I’m sure she was mad about the whole Mark thing, and I felt kinda bad. Mark went up to her, and put his arm around her shoulders, but she didn’t seem interested. He poked her cheek, and a smile started to form on her face.
“So, they’re like a thing?” I asked Jackson, pointing at the two walking ahead of us.
“Yeah. She’s the first American to join Twice (go with it) and when she first got here, she was like you, she didn’t know Korean that well and no one in Twice knew English, so Mark helped her a lot, and after a while, they started dating. They’ve been together for 7 months now?” Jackson explained as we waited in line for the Ferris Wheel.
“I see…” I nod in understanding.
After the Ferris Wheel, everyone was pretty exhausted.
“I think it’s time to go home.” Jackson said, noticing how everyone was stretching and yawning.
“Yeah, I have to go to the studio in the morning too..” I said, checking the time on my phone.
We all started to head to the dorms, waving goodbye to each other when we got there.
“I’ll see you tomorrow after work.” Jackson called out, as I was crossing the street to my apartment.
“Jackson, I don’t think-“ I started, but got cut off.
“Alright, bye! See you tomorrow!” He waved again, walking into his building with the others.
I sighed and made my way inside my apartment, plopping down on the bed as soon as I got in, immediately falling asleep.