Control Ch. 3
This chapter is lighter, no smut, nothing too dramatic, just Jumin and MC getting tense. I’ll be back a little later to post some slightly smutty scenarios. Hope you still enjoy this!
You turn your head to find Seven and a soft smirk. You scoff lightly.
“You know damn well what I’ve been up to, Seven.”
“Yeah… I just wanted to brag a little. Go on, tell everybody.”
“Tell what?” Jaehee asks, confused.
“I just started this internship at this publicity agency. Seven might have or might have not sent my résumé to them, since I don’t remember sending one myself.”
“You need to start eating food with omega 3 to stimulate your memory, MC, you’re too young to keep forgetting things.” He smiles teasingly, you just roll your eyes and smile, the first true smile of the day.
“There’s something I’ve been wondering if you’d be willing to try.” He says, looking down, you swear he is even blushing a little.
“Go on, tell me.” You say, your hand grabs his in reassurance.
“Remember when you told me I should research things that can be of my interest in bed? I did a little one…”
“Well, I’ve been interested in bondage, MC. Do you… do you know what bondage is?”
“I do, yeah… what about it?”
“I… right, just… know I don’t want to hurt you, MC. And it’s not about restraining you or… it’s just…”
“Having me under your control.”
He lets out a breathless chuckle. “Exactly. I… hope you don’t get me wrong on this, my love.”
“Jumin, honey… it’s fine. Don’t feel bad for taking interest in new things and wanting to try them. Stop repressing yourself, you did this for too long now…” now your both hands hold his. “So, uhm… what will you use to tie my wrists?”
This moment earned a new meaning to Jumin as months passed by. It used to be a sweet memory, the exact time when he knew that no matter what, he could be comfortable on his own skin when you were around, you made him feel comfortable, adequate, normal… happy for having someone who could understand him and support him.
Now, it’s a reminder of how stupid he was over you, it was a warning about who you really were, and he was so caught up under your spell he didn’t even notice. His lack of good sense hit exponential numbers when it concerned you, and maybe still does, since the first thing he did when you walked in that hall for that party was saying huskly “We need to talk”, dragging you to the closest empty room and… well, not talking at all.
But… what would he even talk about? He said it all that night you left, you probably said everything as well. You were scared of him, you lied and he couldn’t forgive you for lying. Neither of you could trust each other. Period.
So why is he still thinking about this? Why did his body claim yours so naturally in that room? Why watching you smile sweetly and laugh of Yoosung takes him back immediately back to that afternoon you showed up at his penthouse and introduced yourself as MC from the messenger?
“You missed this too, huh?” V comes behind him and rocks his shoulder playfully, waking him up from the trance. “RFA parties.” He explains, almost guessing Jumin was wondering if he was talking about something else.
“This isn’t a RFA party, it’s a C & R event.”
“Well, it’s a party, RFA is all here, so… no, but come to think of it, the guest list wasn’t in charge of the guest’s list coordinator, so yeah, it’s not a RFA party even though the whole RFA is here after a long time.”
“RFA and an intruder. Why did you invite her?”
“I told you. I wanted to call a meeting for RFA members. Last time I checked, MC is still a member.”
“Because Luciel didn’t delete her user from the server, even though she doesn’t log in for months.”
“Oh, so you noticed too?” he grins, and Jumin rolls his eyes. How couldn’t he notice, you were online in almost every chat before… all that.
“I don’t want her here, Jihyun. After everything she did, I…”
“Yes, but you see, you keep not telling me what she did that was so despicable, so… if I don’t know, I can’t judge, so she’s welcome here. And I’m not the only one who thinks that.”
Jumin watches as everybody in that table is laughing, even Jaehee, he rarely sees her smiling so genuinely, of course you are playing a role in this.
“Knowing you, you wouldn’t judge her even if I told you what she did.”
“Nice try. I… I don’t even want to think of this again, so forget it.”
“I will. But then you can’t complain about having her here. Come on, let’s mingle.”
Jumin walks to that table as if his shoes are stuffed with iron, he’s almost dragging himself there, feeling completely inappropriate as your back is getting closer, the same back he had against his body some minutes ago… ugh… how can something so good at the moment make him feel so nauseous a little later?
“Finally! I was wondering if you guys left!” Zen greets them with a teasing tone.
“Of course not, we were just playing hosts, maybe you all should do the same. This is a RFA event, even though it doesn’t look like one.”
“We will, we will, after we catch up on MC’s life a little…” Yoosung shrugs and doesn’t even look at V. You chuckle, some things haven’t changed…
“I told you. There’s nothing much! I started at this internship. Yes, Seven, thank you.”
“My pleasure.” He raises his Dr. Pepper can.
“And uhm… well, I’m working on my term paper, as I’m about to graduate and… that’s pretty much it.”
“Yeah, yeah… we heard about this already. What about your love life, MC?” Seven gags on his Dr. Pepper, Yoosung and Jaehee stop breathing. You knew this was coming, Zen wouldn’t waste an opportunity to make Jumin uncomfortable, he doesn’t even know what happened, but he definitely took your side, and he probably waited for this moment in a while, you can even imagine him rehearsing this exact line.
“I see you’re still smooth, Zen. If you want to ask me out, just do so.” Zen gasps a little, then he blushes and looks away. You smile in satisfaction, and though you cannot see him, you’re pretty sure Jumin is smirking a little too… not that you care, you just can’t let Zen use you to affect Jumin.
“I’m glad you’re catching up, but I think we should take this moment that everybody is together to discus about the elephant in the room.” V says bluntly.
“Yes, RFA’s future.” Jaehee states, taking a sip of her wine.
“What future? We haven’t even discussed hosting parties after MC… left.” Seven says while typing on his phone.
“And now she’s here, that makes me assume she’s willing to… go back to her duty.”
You knew this subject would be brought up eventually, but you didn’t really prepare yourself for a definitive answer, which is probably what V wants.
“I would want to put this for a voting.” Jumin says looking at his wine.
“Put what for a voting?” you turn your head like your worst enemy is ready to stab you on your back.
“Your permanence as RFA guest list’s coordinator.” His eyes meet yours, all you see is coldness.
“I see. Putting it for a vote implies you have grounds on why I shouldn’t stay.”
“I was about to get there. Yes, I do. My grounds are that you were absent from your duty for half a year, which makes you unqualified for this job.”
“I logged in to that chatroom almost every day. There was nothing about a party, so I decided to focus on college.”
“And on work?” he asks bluntly, but only you can sense the judgmental tone.
“Yes. You got a problem with that?”
“What you do with your life is none of my concerns, MC.”
“Thank you, so you do admit putting it for a vote is pathetic.” You turn your back on him. What is this taste rising in your mouth? Victory?
“I don’t think putting it for a vote is pathetic.” Seven says, his eyes finally look away from his phone. What the fuck? “I think it would be interesting, somehow.”
“Well, V wants her to stay, and though V is our so called leader, decisions concerning RFA’s future should be decided for all RFA members. But that’s just what I think.” And he goes back to his phone. Oh… so this is not about you, this is about V. Everything has been about V with Seven ever since your first RFA party.
“Couldn’t agree more, Luciel.” V says, Seven doesn’t answer.
“Well… I think we have a good fair of members who want this voting…” Jaehee says carefully, but when she says “great amount” you know she means “V”, sometimes you think she respects him more than her own boss. “I won’t oppose.”
“Fair enough. Let’s put it for a vote, then.Oh, and since I’m in trial here, apparently, I’ll abstain my voting.” You say, you didn’t want to come off so salty, but it’s impossible.
“I think MC should stay.”
“Me too.” Zen and Yoosung don’t even think, they just answer. Gogh, you missed Yoosung so much! And Zen… is obviously trying to make it up for trying to use you before. You know his intentions are always good, but if Jumin is in the way, he lacks a little bit of good sense… hum, funny, you could be easily describing yourself right now.
“I’ll… abstain myself.” Jaehee says looking down, then she throws a quick glance to you. And, with that, you know you have her loyalty, but… she can’t really compromise herself with her boss like this. You glance back and smile at her in reassurance. No words need to be exchanged between you.
“I vote for her to leave, as I explained my reason before.”
“Reasons would imply that you’re being reasonable, Jumin. Which is not the case.” You mutter.
“I… also vote for MC to leave.” V says. What? Oh… you might have his assistant’s loyalty, but of course you wouldn’t have his best friend’s. And V probably knows all Jumin’s side on this. Ugh… that’s so stupid.
“Okay, so It’s a tie. Seven has the deciding vote.” Zen says, all the eyes in the table go straight to him.
Seven keeps typing without any expression in his face. At this point, you don’t even care what he decides, you have no clue on what he’s thinking! Even Jumin is easier to read for you.
Do you want to stay? Do you want to leave? Is it worth staying in a group where two people don’t consider you welcome? But is it right that you leave just because one of these people is your childish scared of conflicts ex-fiancée? You… honestly don’t know.
“Luciel… what’s your vote?” Jaehee asks impatiently.
“Hmmm… what do you think I should vote for, MC?”
Chapter 4 will be out next week!