Naima was eleven the first time she made the biggest mistake anyone, as she had been told, could ever make. She left her home without a light.
She hadn’t done it on purpose, but she hadn’t turned around either, once she’d noticed. It was okay, right, as long as she stayed with her best friend? Baba had a light with her, and they always were together anyways.
But as she tugged on her wide-rimmed hat, pulling it further down her forehead, her granny’s voice sounded relentlessly in her ear, so much Naima almost expected her to be standing right behind her if she turned. ‘Never be without a light,’ the voice said, as it always did. It was a greeting and a farewell on the Edge, the parts she called her home; it always had been. Even before she was born, even before her granny was born. For a child of eleven, anything that came before their own life seemed barely tangible or thinkable, let alone a life in which there were no grannies.
Eleven was also an age where any child deemed themselves wiser than they were: they no longer believed everything they were told, they asked and doubted and noticed. And so Naima wasn’t at all convinced that it was really bad to be without a light. It was just something nobody ever did – but maybe they had never tried? Maybe it wasn’t so bad to be without a light. Any maybe, if only she’d finally get her own wand, she wouldn’t have to remember to take that stupid old lamp with her all the time!
Naima was stomping now, her lips puckered in defiance.
They were all just scary stories, the kind that adults told children. She knew that with all the certainty of an eleven year old. (It was a lot of certainty, at least in that moment. The certainty of eleven year olds has the tendency to change by the second.)
“Naima,” came the exasperated voice of her best friend, “What are you just standing there for, come on! We don’t have all day! Remember the plan?”
Sure! Gosh I love genderbends so much, I was so happy when i recieved this ask xD
Well here is some difference between m!Reine and Reine:
- He is taller than Reine but still lower than Fleur - A liiiiiiiiitle bit calmer than Reine - kinda yandere (wut?) - Reine hates dislikes him (it seems that she is even a little bit afraid of him) - Enjoy teasing fem!Fleur (she is even shyer than Fleur xD)
Okay so I’ve been meaning to start working on another big info post (yknow, like I used to do way back when… those of you who have been following me for more than two months will probably know what I mean). Since I get so many asks looking for advice on coming out, I thought I’d make a post for it - kind of like a template with the stuff you should address and be prepared for? Obviously everyone’s case is different, but I thought a general idea might be helpful.
However, it’s my last week of regular classes at the moment, so predictably, I’m a little swamped. I’m hoping to get working on it soon and maybe have it up in a couple weeks? Don’t hold me to that, though. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas or advice they think should be included in such a post, let me know!
[BREAKING] Rumors resurface about iKON’s Bobby’s soulmate
In a thread titled,
‘Bobby may have already found his soulmate’, several fans are posting their own
testimonies about spotting Bobby and his alleged soulmate. The thread has
gained a lot attention among Korean fans as more stories are added. Unlike the
previous ‘proof’ (alleged screenshots of texts between Bobby and his soulmate),
netizens are saying that these stories are more plausible and that it was
possible that Bobby may have met his soulmate a long time ago.
Here are some of the
translated fan accounts:
‘I live in Apartment S
and I’ve seen Bobby lurking near the apartment twice already in the last three
months. I think he’s visiting someone who lives in the same building?’
‘I attended a fansign
about a month ago and was in line with this girl who received special treatment
from iKON members. She was acting really strange and even gave them sandwiches.
That day, Bobby seemed really distracted in the beginning of the fansign, but
after he talked to this girl who was wearing a cap, he started to relax(?).
Jinhwan and Hanbin seemed to know her too, Jinhwan was even whispering to her
and I remember that they were talking about samgyupsal. Bobby almost whispered
to her the whole time and he kept smiling. She gave him two sandwiches too if I
‘+1 OMG, I was there
too! Her cap was white, right?’
‘+1 I dunno, still not
‘+2 Could be anyone’
‘Remember the recent
news about Bobby saving someone in a car crash? That’s her.’
‘+1 How do you know?’
‘+1 I was there when
the accident happened, but I was too far away to see exactly what happened, but
Bobby looked really distressed and panicky. They even brought her to the
hospital using their own car.’
‘+1 Hul, isn’t this
too obvious at this point? This is why they were so vague about the car
UPDATED: [BREAKING] Pictures
of Bobby and his alleged soulmate are released online
[BREAKING] Pictures of Bobby and his alleged soulmate
Selfies of Bobby and
his alleged soulmate, whose face we have blurred for their privacy, have been
published online. The same user that uploaded the screenshots of the alleged
conversation between Bobby and his soulmate uploaded the selfies in a long
thread titled, ‘This is the witch who seduced Bobby-oppa’. The thread was taken
down immediately, but the photos and parts of the thread have been translated
‘Hi everyone, this is
minnieikon2. Since you guys didn’t believe me when I posted the screenshots
earlier, I am posting more proof that a white-blooded witch seduced our
Bobby-oppa. This girl is the one who got into an accident and I know her
personally, so I went to the hospital to visit her. When I got there,
Bobby-oppa was inside the room, so I wanted to leave. But this girl knew that I
was an ikonic too, so she told me to go inside to brag about her relationship
with Bobby. I stayed for a while, but she got angry because I told her to stop controlling
Bobby-oppa and flung me to the wall with her powers. Bobby-oppa wanted to help
me, but he couldn’t so he can only watch until I was bleeding. I managed to
inject a tranquilizer into the witch, so I was able to escape.’
‘+1 I’m scared because
I think I believe this.’
‘+1 Judging from the
sheer amount she used the word oppa, I shouldn’t believe this but I’m convinced
now that Bobby found his soulmate already.’
‘+3 I don’t know what
‘+2 If this is real,
someone is going to jail.’
YG Entertainment has
not released an official statement about these allegations.
“What do you have to say for all of these?” Yang Hyun Suk
has handled a lot of scandals before, but the magnitude of this is different.
He had let it get too big and now, he didn’t know which is the safest route—deny
it completely and cut off all ties with the girl for at least the next 10 years
or admit it and delay iKON’s comeback indefinitely.
Either way, it’s going to hurt Bobby.
Bobby stood there, his chest clenching at the gravity of the
consequences he knew he would be facing and even then, his head was filled with
nothing but flashes of your lips, your touch, your warmth, you voice…
Everything. He tried to think past the cloud that your face had formed in head,
but he can only sigh as the thought that he’d much rather be with you than
answer to any of his responsibilities blurred his better judgement.
But he kept his head low and didn’t dare meet the eyes of
the older man. Seconds ticked by and both men remained silent.
With Bobby’s eyes still trained on the floor and YG trying
to breathe deeper while standing next to a window, the room became eerily
quiet; as if giving way for Bobby’s phone to ring loudly. He fumbled through
his pockets and pulled out his phone to see that an unknown number was calling
him. Hastily looking at YG, whose eyes were practically asking him who was
calling him at this crucial moment.
Though Bobby has been conditioned to reject all unknown
calls, he had an inkling that you, whose phone was crushed in the accident,
could be reaching him through someone else’s phone.
“Hello?” he whispered, turning away from YG as he pressed
the phone against his ear.
“Oh! I got the number right this time.” You said elatedly,
your remark directed towards Eunmin who was sitting by your bed in her
wheelchair. “Bobby? I was wondering what time can you come back here?”
He hummed, glancing at YG again only to find him turned to
the window with crossed arms. “I’m not sure, hun. I’m kind of busy right now.”
“Yeah, but I’ll come right after I finish, okay?”
“I see.” Bobby heard you sigh. “I’ll see you soon,
“Okay, I’ll see you soon.” He breathed, just wanting nothing
more but to end the long day and see your face.
“Hey Bobby, can I tell you something?” your voice was
suddenly meek after sounding so cheerful.
“I… I will always be on your side, so no matter what you or
your company decides on doing, I will be okay.” The way your voice trembled
when you said it made Bobby’s heart stutter. “I love you enough to understand.”
Bobby returned his phone to his pocket, making sure that it
was on silent this time and resumed his previous posture. YG refused to look at
him still and the short moment that followed allowed both men to gather their
thoughts in front of the sun barely peeking through skyscrapers.
It was still dark outside when you heard Eunmin’s stern tone
outside your door. She rarely uses such an intimidating manner of speaking, but
when she does, you remember that she is actually older than you. You tried to
make out the words from her muffled sentences, but combined with the grogginess
of having just woken up, you can only focus on the sound of her voice.
The door finally opened and you could see that Eunmin had
won whatever argument she was in from the smug look on her face. A man in a
black suit pushed her into the room and left wordlessly.
“What is it? It’s too early for this, Minnie.” You croaked
out as you sat up with much difficulty.
“Y/N, you’re in a huge trouble.”
Usually, when Eunmin tells you the same exact sentence, it
was about something completely harmless, but your intuition told you that this
time, it’s different. After all, she wouldn’t barge into your room at an
ungodly hour if the situation did not involve drastic reasons.
You noticed the tablet on her lap and the first thing that
you saw was enough to give you a clue about how deep your foot was already in a
grave. The photo was blurred out, but there was no mistake that it was your
photo with Bobby; the one that you had taken in your phone before he left for
Eunmin handed you the tablet and let you absorb all the
Pictures, testimonies and speculations everywhere.
“Ah,” you groaned almost playfully, surprising
Eunmin until she saw the way your smile easily drooped down. “…I really
got caught this time, huh?”
“I’m using all of my connections to get everything off
the internet, but even if we take down the photos now, it’s already been out
for at least 5 hours… I don’t think–”
“No, it’s alright. This would’ve happened sooner or
later.” You nodded, slowly rationalizing your current reality.
“Y/N, do you understand the gravity of the situation?
When Jackson admitted his relationship with me, he was going along a careful
plan which took months to prepare, but this? This is like an ambush attack and
besides, no offense, but you don’t have the influence that our family has which
we used to manipulate news reports. I mean, I can help you, but I can only go
so far.” She explained rapidly, her words overtaking each other.
“Y/N, are you listening?”
You nodded, closing your eyes for a brief second. “So
what you’re saying is?”
“I really didn’t want to be the one spelling this out
for you, but in this situation, no matter what choice you make, someone’s going
to lose.” The pity in Eunmin’s face was a difficult expression to ignore.
“The question is which side?”
You bit your lower lip and scanned your brain for a
solution. In that silence, the only answer that satisfied your search was
Bobby’s smile. If Bobby could smile with whatever choice you make, then that
must be the right decision.
“By the way, your dad is arriving in the airport at 6
am. We have already arranged everything, from his arrival to your departure so
you don’t have to wo–”
“I’m sorry, what?”
“Your dad is coming here. He flew off hours ago.”
“No, after that.”
Eunmin froze, realizing that this was the exact point where
things can become awry. “We already arranged everything from his arrival to
your departure.” She repeated slowly, looking out for the change in your
expression after your every word.
“My departure…” you echoed slightly. “…and how exactly can
you prepare for that?”
“Who are you exactly to make that decision for me?” you
gritted through your teeth, your gaze tinted with revolt and doubt.
“It’s just a plane ticket. You can always say no, but for
me, the best move right now is for you to get away and let the issue die down.
In the meantime, we’ll work out the issue with Baek Jimin and Bobby… well,
Bobby’s part of one of the biggest entertainment conglomerates in Korea. I’m
sure they’ll figure something out.” She explained with a gentle, yet
The rage that had immediately risen in your head sizzled
before it died down, as if Eunmin’s rationality was the water that extinguished
its fire. If anything, only a small piece of your heart remains aflame, the one
that yearned for Bobby at all times. “What would happen to us then?”
“You’re soulmates, honey.” She reached out to take your
hand, gently patting her palm over your knuckles. “Trust that destiny will find
You fell into a silent stupor, as if you had fallen off a
skyscraper… that moment of chaotic stillness as you continued falling further
endlessly. Eunmin took this as her cue to exit the scene and let you absorb the
situation. She knew better than forcing you into a decision, but at the same
time, she wanted the best for you.
You sat there, head hung low with replenished tears spilling
from your eyes. In your head, you thought of the scenarios that could spring
from your decision.
If you stayed and held Bobby’s hand in front of all those
people, both of you young and afraid in front of endless camera shutters and
questions, who could say you would be the same people coming out of such a
predicament? If you admitted everything and asked for understanding, trying to
mend things without giving it time to recuperate, how would Bobby’s dream
survive? How would yours survive?
But if you stayed, you would have the biggest prize of all…
Bobby; his love, his attention, his understanding. You would be there to catch
him crying under the pressure, grip his hand and try to smile with him as you
faced the rest of the world. You wouldn’t have to leave him alone and you would
not have to live alone.
But if you left and let time do it’s work, let wounds heal
and let the universe return everything to its rightful place, wouldn’t you find
yourself back in his arms? Wouldn’t the blaring lights be more forgiving and
let you live in the shadows a little longer, so that you could become someone
who could stand beside Bobby?
You can wait, what is waiting if you have the rest of your
life to continue your story? But how long will you have to wait, how many years
would be considered ‘enough’? If you left, how could you assure that Bobby can
continue living his dream? Can he live on, exactly as he is, even when you
weren’t by his side?
The door opened and you hadn’t realized that it was already
bright outside. It was Eunmin again and on her lap was a tray of food, which
you assumed was your typical hospital breakfast. She smiled carefully, gauging
your tired eyes and tear-stained cheeks.
“Good morning, I heard from my people that your father had
just arrived in Incheon airport. They’re escorting him already.” She informed
you, placing the tray by your bed. “He will be wrapping up things with your
work, before going here. Your flight is at 11 am today, so…” she exhaled
because it was as hard for her to ask. “…what’s it going to be?”
You rubbed your face against your palm hastily, pushing your
hair back before forcing a smile on your face. “If I remember my rights
correctly, I’m entitled to one phone call, right?”
If anything reassured Eunmin that you were going to be
alright, it was the fact that you can joke like that at that crucial moment.
She nodded along, pulling her phone from her pocket before giving it to you.
You turned on the screen and paused. Your following smile
was both sweet and hopeless as you turned to your bestfriend, “I don’t suppose
you’ll have Bobby’s number, right?”
‘You don’t know?
That’s the best answer that you came up with?’ YG’s usual calm demeanor had
been rattled by Bobby’s simple words. Bobby looked out the tinted window as the
car accelerated down the road on its way to the hospital. The conversation
earlier had ended with Bobby declaring that he wasn’t the only one involved in
this anymore. ‘Is that so, then can you
get on a car immediately and ask your soulmate? Maybe she has a better idea of
how serious the situation is right now.’
Bobby sighed again and even he was getting tired of it. He
felt strange buzzing behind his eyes, so he closed them for a second, knowing
that it was the telltale sign of an incoming migraine.
In that brief second, almost as if he had imagined it, Bobby
heard the call. He was convinced it was an auditory hallucination caused by
lack of sleep, but his pulse already accelerated and his palms started tingling
in anxiety. A sixth sense nagged at him, telling him that something has
definitely gone wrong.
‘De ja vu?’ he thought subconsciously as he shifted in his
seat, which suddenly became too small for him, and recalled the time when he
heard the call from the very same seat, in a similar manner and just like then,
something told him that he had missed you again.
The wind that hit his skin when he went through the hospital
doors felt heavier. Bobby kept gasping for air; somehow he felt his heart was
being overworked. Not caring anymore who saw him or what they thought about
him, he fled through seemingly endless hallways of unending exits and entrances
until finally, he stood in front of your hospital door.
When he placed his hand on the handle, he was overwhelmed by
the sudden stillness of the atmosphere.
Bobby’s first instinct was to call the number you used
earlier. It rang relentlessly until Bobby realized that he had called 17 times.
On the 18th time and on the third ring, the call
finally connected. “Y/N!” his scream echoed down the empty hallway. “Y/N, I
thought I lost you! God, where are you? Why aren’t you in the hospital? We need
to talk, eo? Where are you? I’ll go to you right now.”
Bobby retraced his steps quickly, breezing through the
hospital towards the basement parking lot. By the time he finished his sentences,
he was already leaning against the elevator with the B1 button pressed and
glowing. The humid air in the enclosed space was not helping him calm down at
“Bobby-ssi? It’s me.” A girl’s voice rang through and Bobby
froze, mistaking it for Jimin’s voice. “It’s me, So Eunmin… I’m Y/N’s roommate
“Eunmin-ssi? Why do you have Y/N’s phone?” The elevator door
opened at the 5th level and several nurses came in, whispering
obviously amongst themselves.
“This is actually my phone. Remember Y/N broke hers in the
accident? She borrowed it briefly earlier to call you.” Eunmin explained
level-headedly, trying not to make Bobby any more agitated than he was.
“Oh, but where is she right now? Did something happen? I
know we haven’t met properly, Eunmin-ssi, but I called you plenty of times. Why
“About that, I’m sorry. Honestly, I didn’t know what to tell
you and I thought really hard about whether I should tell you the truth or not.”
Bobby froze in his place, not caring whether a car could possible run him over,
when he heard Eunmin’s words. “Truth is, Y/N’s father flew in this morning and
they went back home.”
“I’m sorry, what?”
“Y/N’s internship is over and I also think it’s best for her
to rest from home—away from all the media, if you know what I mean.”
“You think? Who are you to make that decision for us?” Bobby
asked in such an exasperated tone that Eunmin didn’t even realize that you had
asked the same question mere hours ago.
“I didn’t make a decision for either of you. Y/N chose for
herself and you will too. She went away because she thought that would be the
best for you. Now, it’s your turn. What would be the best for the both of you?”
2 years later…
You remembered very well… the feeling, the warmth, the
insatiable passion for new beginnings that you had the moment you breathed the
air of Seoul, South Korea roughly two and a half years ago. You had a lot of
energy and no expectations, just like any ordinary college student. You were
ecstatic for the opportunity of doing your internship in a foreign country. You
thought that you couldn’t be happier.
But in fact, you couldn’t have been more wrong.
Yet there you were, back in the same country where you had
your highest highs and lowest lows, breathing in the familiar autumn air.
“We’re here, miss. Should I help you with your luggage?” The
taxi driver asked and you peeled your eyes away from the familiar foliage
draping over the streets of Gangnam. You realized that you had arrived at the
hotel that Eunmin had set you up in. You also realized that it was way too
extravagant for your taste.
“No need! If you can just kindly open the back, I can take
it from there.” You smiled at him, before alighting from the taxi with your
backpack. You quickly grabbed your small suitcase before strolling towards the
carpeted lobby, lighted by the most exquisite chandelier.
You shook your head and thought,
You were checking in already when
your phone rang and you didn’t even need to check because only one person in
the country knew your phone number. “Yah! Have you arrived?”
The receptionist looked at you and
you apologetically smiled at her. She handed you a few papers and asked you to
sign them quietly, not wanting to interrupt your call. “Are you psychic? I’m…”
you signed the papers and she handed you the key card. She asked if you needed
assistance and you simply shook your head. “…I mean, I’ve just checked in.”
“Great! How do you like our
“What?!” you shrieked and bowed
slightly to all the people who turned. “This is your hotel?”
“Well, it belongs to the company,
of course. That’s how corporations work.” You could almost hear her shrug and
you just rolled your eyes as you stood outside the elevator. “I left a gift for
you in the room. It’s in the flowers!”
“You gave me flowers? You’re the
one graduating; I should be the one giving you flowers!” The elevator doors
opened and you rolled in with your suitcase.
You pressed your floor number and
waited for the door to close. You noticed that a grandiose bouquet was sitting
just in front of the elevators and sincerely hoped that Eunmin hadn’t gone that
far. Just when the doors were closing, you saw through the thin crack someone
who looked like Hanbin and the one closely following him… Bobby?
“Eunmin?” you gritted through your
“Are you up to something?” Eunmin
could hear your accusations perfectly. “Because I think I just saw Bobby?”
어머나, 대박! What a coincidence.”
Whether her reaction was legit or not, it was difficult to tell that day. “But
what the hell, Y/N. I didn’t pay that much money for that… what do you call
that stone again?”
“Moonstone.” You chuckled.
“Eo, that thing. I didn’t pay that
much for you to just meet him coincidentally somewhere. Are you sure that it
hides the call? Are you sure that he won’t hear?” She nagged until you arrived
on your floor.
“Let me remind you, Eunmin-ssi.
You were the one who insisted on paying for it because I quote, ‘You deserve to
pay for the rest of your life.’ If you are really up to something, then I guess
it worked ‘coz I didn’t hear a single thing yet.” You pressed the key card in
and heard the melodic sound of the door opening. You gasped because the room
was as over the top as the lobby was. You wheeled your suitcase further inside
and noticed the vase of flowers that Eunmin must’ve been referring to.
Surprisingly, it might’ve been the first thing in the hotel that you actually
liked. “Speaking of Bobby, have you heard anything about him lately?”
“You know, if you actually read
all the articles that I send you, then I wouldn’t have to give you updates like
I’m your secretary.” She scolded you just as you sat by the window overlooking
Seoul in the autumn afternoon. “He’s doing extremely well, for your
information. Although I’m still not happy about the fact that YG used the fact
that you were hospitalized to gain pity when Bobby admitted that you were his
soulmate, everything turned out for the better in the long run. You know what
they say, publicity is publicity whether good or bad. The past two years have
been kind to all of us.”
“Oh, okay.” You mused until you remembered
the flowers, so you stepped out of your shoes and padded through the room
barefoot until you stood in front of the vase filled with strange, dainty
flowers that you couldn’t recognize. “These are beautiful flowers, Eunmin.” You
remarked, running your hands over the edges of each tuft. You noticed a white
envelope inserted inside the bouquet, so you took it with one hand and used
your shoulder to press your phone against your ear. “What’s this envelope for?
Is this your gift? Did you give me pocket money?”
While you were waiting for an
answer or even a sliver of laughter, you pulled out the contents of the
envelope. While slowly comprehending what you were holding in your hands, you
hadn’t noticed that your phone had slipped from your shoulders.
It was a ticket to iKON’s concert
in Jamsil Stadium to be held that night.
You immediately picked up your
phone when you regained your senses and you heard Eunmin calling your name
repeatedly. “Hey, you there?”
“Y-Yeah, what are you up to now?”
you hadn’t intended to sound so accusing, but you did. Eunmin needed to take a
second to compose herself and acknowledge that you had every right to be
You heard her take a deep breath
before explaining, “Okay, before you freak out, I must say that I kept my
promise and I never told Bobby anything about you. You know that he called
thousands of times before he admitted your relationship and when he finally
announced it, the calls stopped.”
“And then, instead of calls or
texts, he would send flowers and concert tickets—always with the request to
give them to you. Whether it was going to be held in Korea or in Brazil, he
would always send the tickets.”
You remembered the countless times
Eunmin has asked you if you wanted to go to an iKON concert in the most absurd
places, including your city. “So that’s why you were so persistent.”
“The flowers were pretty strange
to me at first. They’re called astilbe. I did a little googling and apparently
in flower language it means, ‘I’m waiting for you’.”
It took you a few chosen moments
to process Eunmin’s words before you began laughing uncontrollably. “Th-That’s
so cheesy, Jesus! I’m not even going to call you out on that one ‘coz that’s
really something that Bobby would do.”
After wheezing and crying, Eunmin
finally cut into your bliss by asking, “Well, are we going?”
You sighed, looking at the tickets
again. “Is it possible for us to get tickets that are not this near to the
Eunmin huffed. “Have you forgotten
who I am? Leave it to me.”
You caressed the moonstones that
wound around your wrists as you and Eunmin took your places in the crowd. Your
heart swelled with pride when you saw the sheer amount of people who came to
their concert. You listened closely to the giggling fangirls that chatted away
around you, trying to pick up as much as you could. One girl said that iKON is
releasing solo songs of their members that night. You shifted excitedly in your
seat, a second-level one, quite a far stretch from your original VIP tickets
(which you gave away to a few lucky girls).
The lights dimmed and the crowd
erupted with screams. When they finally came on stage, you thought your heart
would burst out of your chest. Unknowingly, you had taken Eunmin’s hand and
held it tightly when you saw another version of Bobby onstage—your Bobby, two
years after you met him. He changed a lot, but if it was possible, he only drew
you closer and kept you on the edge of your seat.
You missed him so much. Your heart
felt strange, knowing that it was missing something.
They performed songs that you
recognized and newer ones that came out during the last two years. Their
energy, their charisma were unwavering and it felt like you were watching them
for the first time again. Once in a while, you would catch Eunmin shooting you
a worried gaze only to find your eyes sparkling, your lips pressed together to
keep yourself from grinning like a Tasmanian devil.
“Hey, it’s Bobby’s stage after
this video. Will you be okay?” Eunmin whispered, briefly making your eyes leave
the screen and meet hers.
“It’s Bobby’s stage. How can I be
anything but okay?” your smile reassured her, but a gut feeling, the one that
has allowed you to read Jackson and Eunmin’s thoughts countless of times, made
you feel a little queasy.
An unfamiliar beat dropped and you
watched, clapping unsuspectingly just like the thousand other girls in the
But you’re not like all those
You’re Bobby’s soulmate, which is
why when Bobby began uttering the words of the hook, your heart began beating
wildly—more than just seeing him, he began reciting the ‘spell’.
“너와 나의 연결고리
You and me, our
이건 우리 안의 소리
this is the sound
inside of us.”
When it first happened, you thought you imagined it, but the
moonstone on your wrist pulsed as it tried to resist the incantation.
Thankfully, Bobby began rapping after one hook and you began to breathe again
only to realize that his lyrics was telling your story.
It was a story of two people who met in crossroads of their
lives. Two different people from two different backgrounds and the setting was
the cruel, noisy roads of Seoul. A heartbreaking story of two people whose
lives met once and how he, Bobby or Kim Jiwon and whoever was in the same
situation as him, wrote the song to call out to his soulmate, wherever she was.
Finally, the hook came again and it was at this moment that you understood what
Bobby was trying to prove with this song.
No matter what, your souls are linked together and he will
never give up hope that he will see you again.
“너와 나의 연결고리
You and me, our
이건 우리 안의 소리
this is the sound
inside of us.”
“Eunmin-ah… Say… Did you bring any bodyguards today?” you
said without raising your voice and just trusted Eunmin to hear.
“Huh? Oh, I did, but they’re outside. Why?”
“I think I might need them.” You raised your hand to Eunmin’s
eye-level and she quirked an eyebrow not quite understanding what you meant
until her eyes fell on the moonstone glowing and pulsating on your wrist.
On the 8th repetition of the hook, the moonstone
shattered to pieces and you felt the familiar latching on your stomach. Your
hands grew cold and clammy as you heard the call so clearly in your head.
And on the stage, you saw how Bobby’s eyes widened as his
eyes frantically searched the audience. He distractedly rapped the verse that
followed as he scanned the VIP seats for you, expecting that you were seated on
the seat he always reserved for you, but you weren’t.
He could hear the call so well, just like that day when he
met you in the middle of a road, but how can he find you in this sea of people
when you didn’t want to be found.
‘The hook, the spell.’ There was no wind in the concert
stadium, but he felt like a gust just whispered the reminder to him.
“너와 나의 연결고리
You and me, our
이건 우리 안의 소리
this is the sound
inside of us.”
He repeated, he sang, he recited desperately, calling out to
you just like he always had in the past two years.
His rough voice latched on to you and tugged you forward out
of your seat. A few people turned to look at you as you stumbled forward.
Marshals tried to stop you, but you couldn’t even stop yourself as Bobby
continued singing, out of beat and frantically.
The crowd was already buzzing and the fans around you were
whispering amongst themselves when you were pushed against the railing of the
The music has stopped at this point and Bobby was left on
the stage reciting the hook as if his life depended on it. He ran to the far
ends of stage, desperately looking for any signs of you.
In a surge of energy, Eunmin began chanting, “여기! 여기! 여기!”
Finally, the fans recognized who you were and joined the
chant. Bobby followed the sound and the lightsticks pointing to your direction
until… he met your eyes.
You thought you were going to faint or vomit or cry, any kind
of reaction will do, but you just froze in place. The call stopped.
“You… stay there.” He said into the mic, pointing a finger
The fans reacted, almost swooning as they watched the scene
unfold before them. A spotlight shone on your direction and you belatedly tried
to shield your eyes. Fans cheered, but none of these mattered to you as Bobby
held your gaze until he ran off the stage.
Countless people tried to grab him, talk some sense into
him, warn him, even threaten him as he ran to the flight of stairs that led to
the second floor, but he couldn’t even see them. He could only see you and the
memories that he held onto so dearly—the memories that kept him alive through
the devastation of your departure. He waited long enough, in his head he knew
that he has definitely waited long enough.
This scene has played in your head a thousand of times,
always in a different setting or manner. Surely, you have imagined seeing him like
this in front of all these people, but somehow you still weren’t prepared from
the way your head spun as Bobby ran and swept you off of your feet and into his
arms. You were both breathing heavily, him from running to meet you and you
from trying your best not to cry.
He pulled away, taking your face into his hands as you looked
at each other with fragile adoration, the feeling of looking at someone and
feeling that much have made your heart feel like it was on overdrive.
This scene has played in your head a thousand of times,
true. You had imagined telling him a plethora of words, but somehow, you could
only breathe out, “Hi. Long time no see.”
He grinned, that smile that softened his features and
returned him to the Bobby that solely belonged to you. His first reaction was
expected, but the next wasn’t as he wrapped his arm around you again and pressed
his lips firmly on yours. “It was a really, really long time without you, Y/N.”
Your name falling from his lips was the last straw and you
burst out crying.
With you sobbing and the two of you barely hearing the cheers
that erupted in the whole stadium, Bobby asked, “Can I ask you a question?”
“Are we finally going to get a romantic moment?” You’d be
lying if you said that you didn’t know what he was going to ask. It was the
answer that was still murky in your conscious mind.
“It depends on what your answer is going to be, but first, I
missed you. What took you so long?” Bobby’s voice cracked in the end and you
could instantly feel the amount of sadness that he had to endure.
“I…” you had your reasons and he knew that most of them
involved him and his career, but all you could do was apologize. “미안해, 지원아.”
A few girls
gasped behind you, their hands holding their phones in excitement. This should’ve
been a telltale sign that you had heard him correctly, but you only gave him a
Y/N.” he repeated with his smile.
That’s not a question.” It felt like yesterday when he was asking you to be his
girlfriend and now he was asking you to marry him?
but a gentleman should ask for consent.”
barely had a second date and I haven’t seen you or heard anything about you for
the past two years. Things change, Bobby.” You try to remind him, your sensible
head kicking in at the wrong moment as always.
There was a
louder, collective gasp, but you didn’t hear any of it.
but I haven’t changed. I’m still me. I’m still in love with you.” He squeezed
your shoulder and when you didn’t respond, he dropped on one knee and took both
of your hands.
look at all the people who were intently holding their breaths and waiting for
look at all of these people who love you…” you swept another look throughout
the stadium, noticed how the other members have come out on stage to watch and
how one screen solely focused on your reaction. “I mean, how can I compare to
soulmate, Y/N. If I can’t marry you now, then I will marry you on my next free
day or maybe 20 years from now, but I’m sure and I’ve never been more sure on
anything that I want to spend the rest of my life waking up to your bed hair
and swollen lips, to your violent tendencies and your love for green tea, to
your silly nicknames and drunken outbursts. I barely know you, but at the same
time I know everything about you and I could live with that.” If there are more
earnest words that has been said to you in your lifetime, you have no
recollection of them. Only these words from Bobby and the way his lips quirked
up at the recollection of all those moments. “Dear God, Y/N I don’t know why I
have to convince you into marrying me but—“
cut his sentence short. “You don’t even have a ring for me.”
expecting you to—“
kidding! See you don’t know the first thing about me at all, Bobby. I ruin all
of our supposed-to-be romantic moments together.” If there was an adjective for
someone laughing and crying at the same time that is not along the lines of
cynical or crazy, that would be the perfect word to describe you. “Yes. Yes,
Bobby. If you want, we can go to the office to sign the forms right after you
explain to Yang Hyunsuk-ahjussi.”
He laughed when
you pulled him off the ground. “I better seal it off with a kiss.”
you and the rest of the stadium erupted to a series of applause and endless
that happened after was a blur, but you were sure that Bobby held your hand
through it all.
You led an
ordinary life until you heard the call. You thought you led an ordinary relationship,
but sasaengs and accidents and internships and being an idol got in the way. You
thought you could never fall in love in such a short span of time, but Bobby
came along and made your life extraordinary. As you fell asleep on his shoulder,
with his lips pressing weakly against your head, you believed that from hereon
your life will be anything but ordinary and even if it were, if you had him, everything
and everyday would be a new moment to remember.
was nice meeting you, Bobby.” You whispered into his chest.
is all mine.” He whispered back, pulling you closer.
rings glistened under the lowlight from the streetlights you sped through—a
somewhat, redundant proof that your soul and his were connected.
The End. 끝.
a/n: This is the first multi-chaptered scenario series that I have finished in my entire life. Ah. Finally. After releasing the first chapter almost a year ago (11 months to be exact). Here we are. PLEASE SHOWER ME WITH COMPLIMENTS. LOL.
A loud, annoyed growl breaks the quiet of the night as she struggles to get up. Her limbs are shaking, they feel weak, as if they were like jelly. And, after what seems like an eternity, You can finally stand … On all fours.
She lowers her head to see what is so wrong right now, and her eyes land on two paws, resting on a tuft of grass. A surprised yap escapes her mouth as she stumbles backward. Once she’s come to a halt -meaning that her butt met the ground once she had tripped over a visible root-, she shakes her head and internally sighs.
It happened again.
Glancing up, You closes her eyes after seeing the moon in her full phase, irked.
I did another thing for the NicoPana fic you wrote! It took me a while but that one scene was just suck in my head ;w; the little 3rd cutie panther! I’m also going to tag you a little extra thing I did for this.