You stared down at your phone as the screen
turned black. You couldn’t believe you
had forgot to charge your phone before you left your apartment, and now you were
stuck in the dark, alone, lost somewhere in Seoul. Taking a year off from university to decide
what the hell you wanted to do with your life, you had come to Seoul to teach
English. It was a good way to earn some
money and gain real life experience – something you hoped would help you figure
out your future. Of course, being in
Seoul to teach didn’t stop you from exploring the city in your downtime. Today, you had ended up hanging out with
some foreigners you met, who wanted to visit the SM Entertainment building in
the hopes of seeing some idols.
After giving up the idol search a few hours
later, your new friends left. They had
insisted you leave together, but you politely declined. You wanted to explore the area a little bit
more before you left – a decision which you were now regretting. With your phone dead, you had no way of searching
where you were. You also hadn’t seen a
taxi go by that area in what felt like forever.
You looked around to see if there was
anyone near the building you could ask for help. All the fans who were idol-hunting earlier
has dissipated after being disappointed when no idols showed up. There weren’t really any tourists in the area
either. To be fair, it was getting late. It was apparently an area you really only
went too if you worked there or wanted to see someone famous.
You had walked up and down the block a few
times to no avail. About to start
walking to try and find an internet café, you spotted a tall man walking out of
the building’s fronts door. Assuming it
was just an employee, you ran up to him to ask for help.
“Sorry, I’m not allowed to stop for
No, please! I just need directions! My name is (y/n) and I’m here teaching
English. I don’t know my way around very
well and I’ve been lost for over an hour.
My phone is dead so I’m kind of starting to freak out. Please just help me.”
You were beyond thankful you had been
studying Korean for the past few years.
The man slowly turned to look at you,
studying your features. You could tell
he could clearly see how distraught you were.
You noticed that he was dressed quite casually for a company
employee. Orange Nike sneakers, black
skinny jeans, white t-shirt, face mask…
There was no way it was an employee.
But, it couldn’t possibly be an idol either, right? He just walked out of the front door like it
was no big deal. Then again, he did say
he couldn’t stop for pictures…
“Oh sorry, I thought you were a fan. They were out here all day. Where do you need directions too?”
You were surprised to hear the man now speaking
to you in English. Not a lot of people
you had encountered here did. He began
to pull down his facemask so he could speak more clearly. As he did so, a wave of shock washed over you. There was no doubting who was standing in
front of you right now. Johnny Seo. Johnny must have taken notice of your surprise
because he took a step back.
“So… You are a fan? Like I said, I’m not allowed to stop for
pictures. I’m really sorry but our
company won’t let us.”
I mean, don’t get me wrong, I like NCT a lot. But to be honest, I didn’t even realize it
was you. I thought you were a company
employee! I’m just really lost and want
to go home.”
Johnny let out a soft chuckle at your
words. He ran his hand through his hair,
almost as a sign of relief that you weren’t going to attack him. It was almost kind of endearing that you
genuinely approached him with no clue as to who he was. He wasn’t used to that.
“Now I’m a bit offended,” he smirked. “THE
Johnny Seo is standing right in front of you and all you can think about is
“Wow, cocky much Mr. Seo? I mean, you’re handsome and all, but it’s late. And I’m tired. I guess I’m just not the type to swoon over
idols? I just like your music and
appreciate how hard you guys work.”
He chuckled again, clearly amused by you.
That’s actually kind of refreshing.
I’m so used to our fans screaming and even crying when they meet
us. It’s nice to meet someone who cares
about what we do, not just who we are.”
He smiled at you so widely you couldn’t
help but to smile back, despite being no closer to home than you were five
“So about those directions…”
“Oh right, sorry. Where was it you needed to go?”
You told him your address and he burst out
laughing. You looked at him, puzzled,
and he just laughed harder.
“You know that’s only about a 20 minute
walk from here, right?”
You felt like an idiot. You had spent god-knows how long aimlessly
wandering around, when you were so close to your destination the whole
time. At the same time, if you hadn’t
have been so stupid, you wouldn’t be standing here talking to Johnny. Maybe this wasn’t the worst thing that could
have happened after all.
“I can walk you there if you want. I just came out to go for a walk
anyways. No phone, no members… Just needed some fresh air. Plus we wouldn’t want you getting lost
again. Based on what I’ve seen, I have
no faith that you can make it home on you own.”
You scowled slightly at his dig at
you. He could easily just tell you the
way from here and you were sure you’d be fine.
Although, taking him up on his offer meant spending more time with
Johnny. And you didn’t want to risk
getting lost and ending up in the same situation twice in one night – or ever
again for that matter. You didn’t give
it much more thought and gladly accepted your new guide’s company. You started walking side-by-side towards your
apartment. However, no less than a few minutes into your
walk, your stomach growled louder than you thought possible. You realized that between idol-hunting with
your new friends and then getting lost, you hadn’t eaten in hours. You were so worried about getting home that
you hadn’t even thought about it. Of course, Johnny took notice as he glanced
down at your stomach and let a small smile form on his lips.
“There’s a good café on the way if you want
to stop there. The members and I used to
visit there a lot when we were trainees.”
“What if people see us? Couldn’t it end up as a scandal or
something? We wouldn’t want people thinking
THE Johnny Seo is dating some random girl.”
It’s late and I doubt people will be around. Plus, the owners are used to keeping the fans
at bay and letting us have our privacy.”
Before you knew it Johnny had your left
hand in his right, and you were being pulled into a café.
He bought the two of you hot chocolate and
coconut cake, saying it was his favourite combination and insisted you try it
too, especially since he was buying. It didn’t matter to you that Johnny was an
idol, but the more time you spent with him, the more you grew to like him. He was cocky, but just enough to be funny. At the same time, he was humble and
kind. Your favourite thing was how easy
he was to be around. It was like you had
skipped the part where you’re supposed to be strangers and just jumped into knowing
each other for years. You weren’t
planning on telling him, but you were glad you had ended up lost earlier that
“So (y/n), you think I’m handsome?”
He raised an eyebrow at you as he opened
the door on your way out of the café.
“Earlier, when we first met. You said you thought I was handsome.”
“We’ve been sitting and talking in this
café for god knows how long and you bring this up now? You’re an SM idol Johnny. They don’t exactly recruit your
“I guess not, but that doesn’t mean you
have to think I’m handsome.”
“If I admit I said you were handsome
earlier, will you drop this topic?”
“I’ll take that as a yes then.”
“I hate you. I wish it was Ten who had come to my rescue
“To be honest, he probably would have been
even more hopeless than you.”
From what you knew about the members,
Johnny was probably right. And the
truth was you were glad you were with Johnny and not someone else.
“Well, this is my apartment building. I can’t believe it was that close the whole
“Yea, that was pretty stupid. But I’m still
willing to walk you up to your apartment if you want.”
“That’d be nice.”
Truthfully, there was no reason at all for
Johnny to come into the apartment building with you. But you weren’t ready to say goodbye to him. You wanted to see him again, often if
possible. Maybe even end up as more than
friends. But that was unlikely. He was an idol. He probably wouldn’t get much free time like
this. Plus, how would you ever contact
him again? You could feel something
between the two of you for sure, but you were convinced it could never
You arrived at your door and turned to face
Johnny. You could tell from his face
that he didn’t want to say goodbye either.
But, it didn’t feel right inviting him into you apartment. What now?
“Hey (y/n), you got a pen?”
You looked at Johnny questioningly. That was random, but, you weren’t going to
ask questions. He did just help you get
home. You opened the door to your
apartment, and walked to your kitchen where you opened a drawer. Taking out a pen, you turned back to Johnny
who was waiting patiently in your doorway, a playful grin pulling at the
corners of his mouth. You handed him the
pen and he suddenly grabbed your hand and began writing.
“Johnny what the heck are you doing?!”
“I’m writing my phone number on your hand.”
“Are you serious? What is this, some cheesy 1990s rom-com?”
“Look, your phone’s dead and mine is back
in the practice room. If cheesy and
old-school are my only options, then cheesy and old-school is what you’re gonna
He finished writing and you looked down at
his number on your hand. You looked back
up at him, planning to make another snide remark about how lame he was, but his
face had changed. His cheeky expression
had disappeared, and he now looked thoughtful, as he glanced between his number
on your hand and your face.
“(Y/n), can I tell you something?”
You nodded your head in approval.
“I’m really glad you got lost tonight.”
It was like he was speaking your thoughts
from earlier in the café as his own.
“Have you heard of the Korean phrase 인연인가봐?” (read: “inyeoninga bwa”)
“No… What does it mean?”
“It means it must be fate. I’ve never
really understood it until now.”
In a way, the two of you
meeting was like fate. You looked up at Johnny, not being able to
help the huge smile forming on your face.
You felt like your face was going to rip in half. His smile was just as big as yours, and you
couldn’t help but appreciate how beautiful he was.
Johnny took both of your hands
in his own, and slowly began to lean his face down towards your own. Unknowingly, you closed your eyes in
anticipation. How did your night end up
like this? You didn’t care. You wanted this to happen. Just when you were ready to feel his lips
press against yours, you heard him laugh as he dropped your hands and backed
“You didn’t think I was
actually going to kiss you did you?”
“Are you serious Johnny? Of all the people in the world who could have
rescued me, it just had to be you didn’t it?”
“Come on, I’m pretty
awesome. I just don’t kiss on the first
“Is that what this was? A first date?”
“You bet. Lucky you hey? Getting to date THE Johnny Seo.”
“I hate you.”
“Don’t say that (y/n), maybe
you’ll get that kiss on our second date.
So don’t forget to text me, okay?”
And with that, he began to
walk away. You looked at your hand, the
ink already beginning to smudge, probably from how sweaty your palms got when
you thought he was going to kiss you. You
went to go plug in your phone so you could add his number. Despite having no idea when, you were sure
you would be seeing Johnny again. You
had to get that kiss.
**Kk so this is bad and like, twice as long as I intended it to be. But I couldn’t stop writing haha. Thank you sooooo much for reading and I hope you guys liked it!! As always, let me know what you thought and feel free to leave a request in my ask box!**
I’m always soo upset when I see these photos. They even cover their faces, and sometimes they ask the fans not to record, but they keep doing it. WHY? WHY?
I think It would be such a relief for them if they would get off the car, and realize that no one records them. In these pics, we can often see that they are so exhausted, they are in a bad mood, they need rest… who would want to be recorded at times like this?
FAN LOVE is not about that you know everything of your beloved star, and follow them.
well anyway that was just a wondering thoughts, honestly i don't think Edward would ever be into someone else than Bella herself.
Yeah, I mean, part of SM’s whole world-building is that these supernatural creatures are faithful to their partners, it’s part of the fantasy as written, whether it be the “you are literally the center of the universe” of the imprinting, or the “never fall out of love” aspect of her vampires.
Which makes it tricky to come up with canon-friendly break-ups. And killing off a partner is tricky, too, since in canon it’s a “go insane with grief and seek revenge and/or suicide.”
I get the fantasy of it, of not having to worry about your partner leaving or cheating, but it does take away a little something for me. Again it’s about choice. A person choosing to be faithful and staying with you is more meaningful, imo, then them being forced to because of some supernatural magic. There’s also something beautiful in the risk of human relationships. You give your heart to someone not knowing how it will end. You’re taking a chance. Which is why I prefer the “once they fall in love they never fall out” school of thought re: mates vs the “instantly know someone is your mate” version, because it allows more room to play with the risk and uncertainty. You can be attracted to someone and have a crush on them before you fall in love, so a vampire couple might not be “in love” and ‘forever mates’ yet. I sort of imagine that was kind of where Irina and Laurent were. They weren’t quite at that point yet, and Irina was more into him than he was into her. If their relationship had actually progressed to full “mate-ness,” I tend to think Laurent would have told Victoria to get lost and not gotten himself involved.