Shattered - Part 2
Word Count: 1654
Summary: Time breaks relationships, but it can also rekindle them.
A/N: Guys, it has been a tough week, but I managed to finish this second part. If it’s lacking in some areas, I’m sorry. I’ll try to add some more interesting components to the plot in upcoming sections. I hope you enjoy Xx
“Goodnight Jaemin.” You tuck your son into bed and turn on his nightlight.
“Goodnight eomma!” You shut his door and make you way to the master bedroom.
As you enter the room, you see your husband sitting on his bed while typing away at his laptop. Your apartment was not too big, but you thought that it was enough for a family of 3. However, there have been numerous times where Hanseok would complain about not having his own office and having to do work in the living room.
“Yeobo what are you doing?” You sit down next to your husband on the bed.
“I’m writing this report for work can’t you see?” You husband said in a harsh tone.
“Oh, I’m sorry to bother you. I’ll just go to the living room to watch some television then.” You slowly start to get up, but your husband sighs and closes his laptop.
“Ahh Y/N come here.” Hanseok places his laptop to the side and greets you with his arms open wide. You give a small smile and cuddle next to him. “I’ve been really stressed recently, I’m sorry if that sounded harsh.” He kisses you on the forehead.
“That’s okay Hanseok. I understand, you don’t have to apologize for anything. I’m just glad we can still spend some time like this.” You say as you place your hand on his chest.
“So, tell me about your day. What did you do with Jaemin? He seems extra cheery today.” He has always been this cheery you thought to yourself.
“Well, when we went to the toy store today, I bumped into my childhood friend Taehyung. I’ve told you a little bit about him right?” Hanseok nodded.
“So we just spent some time catching up and talking about —” Hanseok’s phone began to ring. He grabbed his phone from the nightstand and looked towards you apologetically. You nodded and started to make your way out of the room to let him take the call.
This wasn’t the first time that things like this happened. Actually, you couldn’t remember when exactly things have started to become like this. Ever since Hanseok got promoted, he became a lot busier and devoted more time in his work rather than his family. You were understanding of it since he was pretty much providing for the family. You were a stay at home mom. There were many times where you wanted to get a job, but ever since Jaemin was born, you had to take care of him. Hanseok has offered the idea of letting Jaemin go to a daycare so that you could work as well, but that idea didn’t sit well with you.
Now that Jaemin is 5 years old, he is attending kindergarten which should give you a chance to look around for some part times. You took out your phone and started searching for any open opportunities that would fit your schedule. Suddenly a notification popped up.
Hi. Is this Y/N? It’s me Taehyung. Immediately you saved his number on your phone and typed in your reply.
Yup, it’s me, Y/N
Okay, that’s great! Just making sure you gave me the right number and not some random one that would lead me to a 65 year old man. Not that there’s anything wrong with old men… just you… You could imagine Taehyung laughing behind his screen.
Ahh Taehyung, you haven’t changed at all. You’re still that little boy I remember. You couldn’t help but smile.
Excuse me, if I remember correctly, I am two years older than you. Anyways, why are you still up so late?
You looked at your clock and realized that it was already 12: 30 AM.
Oh my! I didn’t even realize it was so late. I was searching for some job openings because now that Jaemin is going to kindergarten I have some spare time.
You looked towards the master bedroom and noticed that the lights were turned off. Hanseok must have fallen asleep already.
Are you having any luck with that? I think the company that I’m working at might have some open spaces. I could try asking for you.
Really?! You would do that? yes please~~~ If it’s not too much work. I honestly don’t know where to even start looking.
Haha of course! It’s no big deal. For the most part the jobs will be managers for an artist or vice manager. You know, all that fun stuff.
You haven’t reconnected with Taehyung for a day, yet he’s already helping you out so much. You couldn’t be any more grateful.
Thank you so much Taehyung. Really. I’ve been wanting to work so long, but I couldn’t because I had to take care of Jaemin since Hanseok is busy with his job.
Don’t worry about it! I’m sorry Y/N, but I must sleep now. You should as well. Sleeping late isn’t good for your health or your skin. Again, you smiled at his words.
Of course, take care Taehyung
You turn off your phone and make your way to the master bedroom. The lights are shut and just like you thought, Hanseok was already asleep. Quietly you made your way onto the bed and tried to fall asleep. No matter how much you adjusted your position, you couldn’t fall asleep. Instead you ended up staring at the ceiling. After a while you looked towards your husband who was sleeping with his back towards you. Hanseok was always so occupied with work that you barely got to talk to him anymore. You missed the times when you and Hanseok spent hours talking about each other’s lives and pointless things. You missed the old times.
Beep, beep, beep, beep
Your annoying alarm had gone off. You turned it off and rolled over to the other side of the bed expecting to place your arm on Hanseok’s body, but instead you were met with the cold mattress. It would be a lie to say that you weren’t a little bit disappointed, but regardless, you got ready and made your way to the kitchen to make breakfast.
On the fridge, you noticed a small sticky note.
I won’t be home for dinner tonight.
You sighed. That was it. 7 words. No good morning, no names, just 7 words. You crumpled up the note and threw it away in the trash. Although it has become a normal occurrence for Hanseok to not come home for dinner, his notes were usually longer and contained more care. It was like he didn’t even try this time.
“Good morning eomma!” Jaemin stumbled out his room while rubbing his eyes.
“Ah good morning little one! How was your sleep?” You said while heating up the frying pan.
“Good! In my dream, my toys became real and we were all racing!” Jaemin came to the kitchen to give you a hug. “Where’s daddy?”
“He left to go to work. Hurry and go get changed. I already put your clothes on your bed.”
“Okay!” Jaemin ran back to his room with his bed head bouncing up and down. So cute.
“Alright Jaemin! Have fun at school today and tell me about all your adventures later!” You kiss him on the forehead and he ran off into the building.
As you were making your way back to your car, your phone starts ringing. The screen flashes the name, “Taehyung-ie”
“Hello?” You hear a lot of chattering in the background.
“Ah Y/N! I have some good news for you. I know it’s quite early in the day, but I already asked some of my bosses and they said that they would like to meet you for a job interview! How does that sound?” A job interview already? Wow. Taehyung must have worked some sort of magic.
“That sounds great, but what position exactly am I supposedly applying for? I need to get my resume ready. I don’t even know if I have enough experience for this.”
“Oh don’t worry about that! I told them that you’re a close friend of mine and that you’re one hundred percent qualified. The position vice manager, so you will be in charge of 2-3 members of the group. If you want you can prepare a resume to show, but after what I told Bang PD-nim, my boss, he seems to be on board with all this.”
“Really? This is amazing! Um, is it alright if I do the interview tomorrow? I need some time to prepare everything.” You laugh nervously.
“Yeah! No need to rush. Bang PD-nim is really understanding and I told him that you have a son to take care of, so he’s really lenient.” You couldn’t believe this right now.
“Thank you so much Taehyung. I really owe you so much and we’ve only just saw each other again yesterday. This is so surreal. I can’t thank you enough.”
“If you want to make it up to me, bring Jaemin out sometime so I can see him. I would like to get to know that little kid some more, he reminds me a lot of someone I know.” You knew Taehyung always had a weak spot for children. You are also so relieved that Taehyung isn’t looking at you differently for having a kid.
“Of course! I’m sure my little Jaemin would like to see you again as well. Yesterday he asked me to tell him the story of how we met.”
“Ah he’s too precious! I would love to stay and talk, but I must go back to work now! See you tomorrow Y/N for your interview!”
“See you, and thanks again!” You hung up and did a little jump. If the interview goes well, you’ll finally have a job again. You spent the rest of the day preparing your resume and choosing the perfect outfit for the next day. This was truly unbelievable.