Good Girl Ch 20: Claim
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“I wanted her to sit next to her,” Jiyong pouts from the other side of the large desk. Kris had pulled me on to his lap right when he sat down, denying me any chance of sitting with my new friend on the other side, not that I minded; I kind of enjoy his jealousy.
“Mr. Kwon,” Kris snaps taking the older man’s eyes away from me, “Please tell me what you needed to tell me. I would like to have time to focus all of my attention on my baby before my next phone call.” His arms around my waist tighten, his thumbs lazily draw circles on my stomach.
“I was giving her plenty of attention out there,” My new friend smirks devilishly.
“Ya!” I glare at him, “None of that remember?”
He sighs and holds up his hands in surrender, “I’m sorry Beautiful, I saw the opportunity and had to take it.”
“No more Oppa or we can’t be friends.”
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry, please don’t be mad.”
“What the hell happened out there? Why are you being so friendly with each other?” Kris grabs me by the chin to get me to focus on him.
I shrug, “We talked.”
“Kris, I really don’t appreciate the constant interruptions,” Jiyong glares.
“I’m just worried about my baby.”
“I see that,” He glares at Kris’s hands on my body. “You must be too busy with that to discuss the future of your group.” He moves to stand but Kris stops him.
“Hyung, I’ll stop, please tell me what you came to say.”
Jiyong smirks, “First, I want Joo-ya over here,” He pats the seat next to him.
“Oppa, stop being mean.”
“But Joo-ya, I want to help you out of your cage.”
I shake my head, “I like my cage.”
“Oppa, if you are going to be like this I will leave.”
He sighs, “Fine, I’ll talk about this boring stuff. Just don’t leave.” Looking back to Kris his playfulness disappears, “I learned from an unnamed source that some information was being leaked from someone who was play gangster with our groups. When my source revealed the name of our little bug I quickly found him and captured him. After looking threw his computers I found out nothing about what he knows or where the information he got is being held.”
“What do you need from us?” Kris says back, giving off the same cold professional vibe as Jiyong.
“My brothers and I tried to get the information from him but since that is not something we are very good at, my hyung has a bad habit of going too far and loosing everything all together. So, since getting information is your families specialty, especially that chubby faced hyung of yours, we were thinking of just giving this snitch over to you.”
“This isn’t a conversation I want to have in front of Jooyoung,” Kris states.
“She is already here. She knows. Might as well continue.”
I add in, “I already know most of this from the first night I stayed with you guys.”
“See,” He beams at me, “She’s a brave little girl.”
“Why are you helping them?” I ask him, something that surprised all of us.
“What do you mean?” Jiyong looks a little proud that I’m daring to question him, Kris just looks horrified that I may have offended my new friend.
“You said earlier that you two are the biggest groups in Asia, that means you’re competition. Why would you help them? I mean, even if you weren’t able to get the information out of this man yourself, there must be people you can hire for that, right?” I look to Kris for an answer.
“Baby,” Kris warns, “You shouldn’t think about this stuff.”
The other just continues to beam at me, “She’s so smart.”
“Stop looking at her like that.”
“She’s just so amazing.”
“Why would befriend someone like this?” Kris asks me gesturing to the suddenly glaring man.
I smile at my new friend, “He reminds me of Jihyo.”
Kris grimaces as Jiyong stares at me confused, asking, “Is that a compliment?”
“A very nice one,” Kris answers honestly, pinching the bridge of his nose in frustration, “You should feel very honored.”
“Where is my baby?” Tao yells as he busts threw the doors. I automatically jump out of Kris’s grip to run into the tan man’s arms.
“Taotao!” I yell back gleefully jumping into the tall man’s arms.
“I’m so sorry I was so mean to you this morning,” He kisses the top of my head.
“It’s okay, did you guys get everything figured out?” I question, giving him a once over before going to check the others who are coming in behind him.
“We’re okay baby, thank you for checking,” Kai says giving me a peck on the lips when he sees the man approaching our group. “Mr. Kwon, what are you doing here?” I’m quickly passed around to greet everyone, getting more personal greetings than normal with lots of kisses.
“I came to have a talk with your brother, now I’ll be on my way out,” Jiyong gives them a polite smile.
“That was all you had to say? You came all the way here to say that?” I pause for a second in Chanyeol’s hug to look back at him.
Jiyong nods, “Well that and to see you again.”
“I thought we were going to talk more?”
He smiles, “You seem to be busy now, we will talk again soon. I’ll be coming by a lot more to talk with your oppas about that snitch.”
“I’ll be going back to school next we so I won’t be around.”
“Don’t you worry your pretty little head, I’ll make sure our friendship doesn’t end here,” He comes over to us, Chanyeol’s grip tightens around me when Jiyong pats my head. “I’ll be taking my leave, so all of you can relax. But one last request, I’d like Joo-ya to walk me out.”
All ten men glare at him but Kris answers, “Over our dead bodies.”
I can see the temptation in his eyes to give back some gangster like threat in return but when our eyes lock his mouth closes as he reconsiders his words, not wanting to get on my bad side. How ironic.
“Fine, how about to the elevator?” This time he doesn’t wait for a response, instead he just grabs my hand and pulls me toward the elevator. When my oppas do nothing to stop him I just follow along, letting my mind wander about what all of these things could mean. We stop at the elevator doors, he presses the button before turning back to look at my oppas who had began taking a few steps forward, “You stay.” The boys freeze in the doorway, “Good guard dogs.”
I bow slightly to him, “Sorry about them being so over protective.”
He chuckles ruffling my hair affectionately, “It’s cute.”
“They usually aren’t that physically affectionate in front of others.”
“No worries, they are just marking their territory. Speaking of which you haven’t been claimed, have you?” He scans me.
“Claimed?” I cock my head at him.
“Those dumb boys,” He sighs before pulling off one of his rings and grabbing my hand. “This ring will keep you safe from anyone who would dare try to mess with you.” I let him slide the ring on to my ring finger, I stare at the beautiful dragon ring. It is a golden dragon wrapped around my finger with a small black gem in it’s mouth; I can’t help but find it strangely adorable.
“Does this mean you’re claiming me?”
He hesitates answering for a minute, “Yes and no. You can take it off whenever you want but when you do wear it, people will think you belong to me. I like it on you though,” there’s that smirk again.
“It will make my oppas mad.”
“Tell them, I give them permission to claim you as well. But keep the fact that I’m allowing you to take the ring off, it’ll make things more fun.”
“Allowing me?” I raise a brow at him as I play with the ring.
“It’s something I’m used to saying, sorry.”
“You seem as strict as them.”
He chuckles, “I’m probably worse, I wouldn’t let any man touch you.” He grabs my hand again; staring at the ring he smiles softly.
“Why do they let you touch me?”
Just than, the elevator dings, “I’ll explain it to you next time.”
“When will next time be?” My curiosity gets the better of me.
He steps into the elevator still holding my hand so it won’t close, “Dinner next week? Tuesday?”
“My oppas won’t like that.”
“I’ll deal with that,” He smirks before kissing the ring on my hand and stepping back into the elevator, letting it close. “I’ll see you soon Beautiful.”
“Goodbye Oppa.” Turning around I see my daddies all there staring at me like I had an arm growing out of my forehead. “Is this how my oppas felt the first time they saw us interacting?”
“I’m guessing so,” Suho comes to me, giving me a complete once over. “He didn’t hurt you right?”
“Oh goodness, daddy,” I smile at the worried man, “You are so cute when you are worried.”
“Baby, we are being serious,” Kris says.
Lay nods in agreement, “He is a very dangerous man.”
I scoff, “You’re kidding right? Don’t you guys dare start giving me a speech about how he is so dangerous, that I should be worried about the situation I’m getting myself into. You guys need to realize that I’m already drowning in a situation I don’t fully understand with you guys. I have nothing to gain or loose from talking to Jiyong oppa. I’m living with twelve men who I call daddy. I risk the chance of pissing one of you off and getting myself raped or murdered everyday.” They all share a similar look of guilt and anger, glancing from one another, another silent conversation.
“He claimed you,” Chanyeol deadpans, glaring down at the ring on my finger.
I sigh staring down at it, “He said it’s okay for you guys to claim me too, whatever that means.”
“What if he likes her too much and takes her away?” Sehun worries, coming over and hugging me tightly.
Kris shakes his head, “From what I saw of them interacting, he cares about how she feels about him. So unless our baby wants to leave he won’t take her.” They all look to me.
“Baby,” Chen calls, “Are you happy with us?”
I sigh but nod without hesitation. Whether or not I’d care to admit it I love their craziness and possessiveness, though sometimes it can be too much.
“What about what Mr. Kwon said earlier, about you being in a cage?” Kris wonders.
“I’m a pretty bird in a cage, at least that what he said. I told him I’m happy to have such an amazing view from my cage,” I look at each of them, earning me a hug from an excited Baekhyun.
“What did you talk about before he got in?” Tao wonders.
“He wants to have dinner on Tuesday.”
“Hell no!” The room rallies.
“That’s what I said, but he seems to think he can change your mind.”
Suho groans, “This just got a lot more difficult. We should get her back to the house before something else happens.”
“Did someone tell the hyungs about this?” Sehun asks nervously.
Everyone in the room shakes their head, “I’m not going to tell Xiumin that our baby was claimed by the black dragon.” Kris shudders.
“Black dragon? Is that his street name or something?’ I ask. Sehun nods making me wonder, “What’s your guys’?”
“Suddenly with all the questions. What do we tell you?” Baekhyun taps on my nose.
“Only big kids need to know.” I pout, “Jiyong oppa would tell me.”
Chen sighs, “Baby, if we answered every question you asked, you would be running away faster than you would have ever thought possible.”
“Is it really that bad?”
“We have done some bad things baby, we will do more, some worse. We want to keep you from such a dark world alright?”
“I’m braver than you think.”
“You are a little girl,” Suho snaps, “you say you are brave, you say you are strong, you say you are a big girl, until all the bad things you said you could handle become too real for you. And suddenly you are curled up in a ball crying when we come towards you, calling us monsters. We don’t want to tell you because we don’t want you to be afraid of us. So please baby, stop with the questions, we want one innocent little thing to not run screaming when we come near. Can you give us that?”
I nod, suddenly feeling guilty for letting for letting my curious show too much when I know better.
“Now lets go home, we have a new problem to deal with.”
“What about Xiumin hyung?” Kris glances at the closed door.
Chen gives him a smug smirk, “You can explain that.”
“We just couldn’t tell him for a while,” Chanyeol suggests earning a smack on the back of the head from Baekhyun.
“Don’t you think he will notice the massive ring on her finger?” Baekhyun glares at the younger’s stupidity.
“I can’t believe he gave her his favorite one,” Kyungsoo takes my hand and stares at the ring.
“He kissed it too,” Suho adds. Open my mouth to ask something but snap it close when I remember my scolding a moment ago. But Suho noticed, “What is it baby?”
“I don’t know what questions are okay.”
“Why does it matter that he kissed it?”
Kyungsoo answers, “It’s a show of interest and a promise of loyalty.”
“Take it off right now!” Xiumin oppa demands the moment he see the ring on my finger at dinner. The boys have somehow managed to keep their hyung distracted enough for him not to notice it, but after forcing his way into the spot next to me he sees in on my left hand as I eat.
“Daddy, it’s fine,” I continue to eat as the older man glares at everyone else at the table.
“It’s fine? Did anyone tell her who that bastard is?”
I sigh slamming my metal chopsticks on the table, I stand up, my chair sliding out, earning me every eye in the room. “Daddy Xiumin, I said it’s fine, I had to deal with them the whole way home telling me about how dangerous he is and how worried they are for my safety. None of them told me who he was, he told me himself. I know that he is the leader of a mafia, but so are you. If you want me to question why my alarms didn’t go off with him when I know just from looking at him that they should have, I will have to do the same to all of you. If you all would like the think back to two weeks ago when we met; I was curled up in a ball drunk off my ass in the back alleyway of your club after you guys started a shoot out. Let’s not forget that you killed an innocent man in front of me, after that I got in a car with you. Talking to Jiyong oppa in your lobby is definitely not one the most questionable things I’ve done this month. So please can we leave that alone?” I plop back down in my seat and begin stuffing my face.
“That ring is going in the trash,” Xiumin doesn’t take his eyes off me.
Without looking up I say, “Then you are going to explain to him where it went.” I’m genially surprised when they don’t scold me or get mad they just continue to stare.
“Where is our little girl?” Luhan pouts from my other side.
“She is taking a break, but I wish she would come back,” I groan rubbing my temples, for one wishing that side of me would come out. It’s hard to deal with this shit when I’m big, I don’t have the patience for it.
“Is there anything we can do to help?” He wonders.
“Just let me go take a bath,” I stand up but Suho gives me a questioning look and before he can get the words out I groan, “Daddy Chen, lets go please.” He seems to be the only one not pouting about my small side being gone for the moment. The man nods before taking my hand and leading me out of the room where the other men start talking in hushed voices. He takes me to his room, right into the bathroom that had showered in days before hand in. I sit waiting on the edge of the tub while he fills it up, he grabs me a bath bomb that entertains me when he leaves to grab me some new clothes and towels.
He’s back just in time to turn the water off, the water is swirls of blues, black, and purples, creating my own little galaxy. I let him undress me and climb into the water, enjoying the sweet smell and how smooth it makes my skin feel. Chen sits on the edge of the large tub just watching me with a small smile.
“What?” I ask when he just continues to stare.
He chuckles, “I’m just thinking about how the others talk about how you are so different from when you are your little self. I think you are the same just with a little more kick.”
“You guys don’t like me when I’m big do you?” I stare down at the water.
“Speaking for myself, I love you both ways.” I peek up to find him leaning a little closer with a small smile, “You are my baby, no matter how big you are. As for everyone else, they are just worried that if are big you won’t think you need us and you’ll leave. Not to mention how hot it is when you are so cute and needy for our attention.”
“So you guys don’t hate me when I’m like this?”
“If I’m being completely honest, it’s really hot when you are your badass self. But it makes it hard for us to control ourselves when you are being so tough,” His eyes scan my naked body, that is hidden under the dark water, coming back up to find my lips. I smirk, leaning forward and catching his lips in a kiss. Mindlessly he leans forward, I grab his tie and pull him closer into the water, causing a some of it to splash out.
“Oops,” I squeak when he lands in between my legs.
“Oops won’t cover it baby. You got daddy’s nice suit all wet,” He teases.
“I can’t do much more than help you take it off,” I flirt, catching both of us off guard.
“This is what I mean, this big side to you has such a mouth.” I grin when he leans back in for a kiss, sheading his jacket and vest quickly. Next to go is his tie, followed by his button up leaving him in only his dress pants. We break the kiss, our chests heaving; I bite my lip as I take in his perfect chest and abs. “My eyes are up here baby.”