I Would Never Regret Meeting You
||| Anon asked: hi can you possibly make a mark from nct mafia au, like a scenario(: |||
Mark Lee x Reader
Genre: Mafia AU, angst, fluff
Word count: 1,091
“Aren’t you too young to be working as a barista?”
“Aren’t you too old to pretend that your studying in a coffee shop just to look cool.” he retorted.
“Excuse me.” you tried making an offended face. “I’m only one year older than you.”
“That doesn’t change the fact that you’re not really studying.” he laughed.
But he was right, lately you have been coming here only to see him. He was new here and way younger compared to other employees. You found this boy incredibly cute and he kept distracting you, so now you don’t even try to study when it’s his shift. You two kept teasing each other but he actually never gave you a valid answer as to why he’s here and where he came from. When all the customers were served he leaned down next to your ear.
“You really want to know why I work here.” he asked, this time with a serious face. You just gulped. You have never seen him this focused before.
“Yes.” you finally spoke.
“This is all just a cover up for my mission, I’m actually in the mafia.” he said.
You looked at him for few seconds and then started laughing.
“And here I thought you were going to be serious for once.” you said punching him in the shoulder.
It seems he was content with your response.
“No need to attack me like that.” he chuckled, massaging the place you just hit.
“Yeah, yeah. Can you now let me focus for once?”
“Fine. Have your way princess.” he bowed down and went to the counter. “Just don’t say I didn’t warn you.” he mumbled.
“I said I think you have the most beautiful smile I have ever seen.”
You just blushed and quickly turned around.
“What’s up with him today? He’s not acting like himself.” you thought to yourself.
After that day you haven’t seen much of him. You were coming to the shop every single day but he was nowhere to be found and your mood would go down every time he wasn’t there but you tried to convince yourself it’s not because of him. One morning you were going to the coffee shop again when you saw him exiting the building.
“Mark!” you shouted running up to him. “Where were you these past two weeks? I was beginning to worry.” you started when you noticed he wasn’t wearing his work clothes and he had bruises on his face and hands, like he was in a fight or something.
“Oh my God! What happened?” you asked taking his hand.
“None of your business.” he said, roughly pulling it out of your grasp.
“Are you serious?” you couldn’t believe how he was acting. “Why are you being a jerk? I was thinking and worrying about you all this time and that’s all you can say to me?”
“I never asked you to.”
That was it. You couldn’t look at him right now.
“Fine, if that’s how you want it to be.” you shoved him aside and went into the shop. You turned around and your eyes met. You couldn’t tell what he was thinking. You stared at each other seemingly for ages but it was only a few seconds when he finally averted his gaze and walked away.
“What’s up with him today?” you asked the other employees.
“Didn’t you hear? I thought you two were pretty close. He quit.”
“What?!” you shouted standing up from the chair and running outside. You don’t know anything else about him nor his last name, nor his number. It can’t end like this. But he was nowhere to be seen.
“Shit.” you went back inside and ordered a coffee. You sat at a table in one of the corners and tried to focus on the things you had to do but kept spacing out most of the time, thinking about what happened.
“We’re closing.” one employee said.
“Are you okay? You were sitting here all day doing nothing and just staring ahead of you.”
“Yeah, I’m fine.” you quickly gathered your things and stepped outside. It was already dark and pretty cold. You never stayed here for this long. You were heading in the direction of your home when someone put his hand on your mouth and dragged you into a nearby alley. The person then slammed you into the wall.
“If you make any kind of noise, I will kill you just now and here, understand?” and you just nodded.
“What a nice catch but I could never understand why you would get yourself involved with the likes of Mark.” at the mention of his name your eyes widened.
“Ooh so you really do know him. Now be a good girl and tell me everything. We have seen you two together for a while now, so you must have some valuable information.” he said pulling his knife out.
“Please, I don’t know anything!”
“Everyone says that. You better reconsider your position and start speaking.” he said slicing the skin down your collarbone.
The feeling of the cold metal was terrifying and painful but you bit down on your lip and tried to endure. The man kept asking you the same questions over and over and he cut you when you didn’t provide the correct answer when all of a sudden you heard a gunshot and the man slumped in front of you, whining in pain. You looked up and saw Mark with his gun pointed at him.
“Scram you piece of shit. I’m only letting you live so you could tell your boss that NCT will not tolerate this. I will be coming after his and your head personally.”
“You again! I will remember this.” he told him and disappeared into the night.
You still couldn’t believe what just happened, it was all too much so the tears finally started falling.
“Are you okay?” he came up to you and checked your wounds. “That bastard.”
“Thank you.” you whispered. You were trembling so he quickly pulled you into his arms.
“I didn’t want you to see me like this.” he nuzzled his head in your neck.
“I’m sorry, I should have come sooner, I shouldn’t have been so rude this morning, I shouldn’t have talked to you in the first place… I’m sorry for everything.” he said tightening the hug.
“It’s okay.” you uttered.
“This may sound selfish of me but even when it led to this, I would never regret meeting you.” he told you.
A/N: Ahhh it’s been a while since I have written a full mafia scenario even though I love them. Not that I don’t enjoy doing them but I should catch up with all of the requests sooner so I could focus on the 2nd part of rumors… 😂