i’m sure i’m not the first person to notice this but i’m rewatching the show and the episode “copycat” just gets me so annoyed and irritated because of how adrien was written in that episode. this is probably the episode where we have the most blatant, explicit evidence of one of adrien’s flaws (i.e. his jealousy) and he is at no point forced to be held accountable for his actions.
adrien quite literally causes an akuma because of his jealousy. but he is not forced to apologize to theo for lying about his relationship with ladybug, he’s not forced to apologize to ladybug for lying about said relationship without her consent, and adrien himself is not allowed time in the episode to acknowledge his jealousy, find fault in it, and learn from his mistake.
adrien as a character already has this annoying habit of being presented as the “perfect boy” who very rarely makes mistakes and is idolized for it. not just by marinette. by pretty much everyone. “jackady” had this really strange scene where gabriel and ladybug were staring at adrien’s modeling shots and gushing about how “flawless” and “perfect” he is. and most of adrien’s arguably negative qualities (e.g. his occassional inability to take things seriously in battle, his naivete, his occasional impulsiveness as chat noir, etc.) are often presented in ways that either make us sympathize with his behavior or find it endearing.
“copycat” is probably one of the only (if not the only) episodes where adrien is very clearly doing something wrong. he’s angry that theo likes ladybug so much so he lies about his relationship with ladybug and tells theo they’re a thing so that he can back off and chat noir can have ladybug all to himself.
the problem is that the show doesn’t call out adrien for this jealousy. about the only time it does is when plagg makes a dig at him right when adrien realizes who the akuma is.
and despite this, adrien merely rolls his eyes at plagg and scoffs at the comment as if it’s a joke. that was the perfect opportunity for adrien to take just a few seconds to say “you’re right. i should’ve never lied and let myself get jealous. that was wrong of me.”
about the best we can get is when chat noir acknowledges that he was the one who caused the akuma so he’s the one who has to go and get himself out of it. but at no point does he tell ladybug why this happened (especially because it involves her) and at no point does he vocalize the mistake he made, i.e. the fact that he let his jealousy take over.
then this is where the episode really starts to bother me
he calls out ladybug for not showing up to the statue unveiling. they actually make chat noir take time in the middle of his screw up to basically tell ladybug “well maybe you’d know what’s going on if you showed up this morning.” ladybug had done nothing wrong in regards to this akuma. we’re dealing with her phone stealing and her bad time management on the side, but this has nothing to do with the akuma. if anyone’s mistakes should be being highlighted here, it’s adrien’s.
but the episode continues to just let adrien get away with the fact that he lied. ladybug praises chat noir for his honesty and for the fact that he’s never lied to ladybug about anything (hello, irony) and normally this would be a pretty good moment for chat noir to at least look guilty. but instead he merely thanks her for the compliment and continues fighting anyway.
and then it gets even worse because the one who apologizes at the end of the episode is ladybug!! she apologizes to theo for not showing up to the unveiling! which, fine ok, but where was adrien’s apology? where was his opportunity to explain to ladybug that he messed up for lying about their relationship, causing this akuma, and putting ladybug in danger?
it’s replaced with chat noir’s angst about his crush not being returned.
we feel bad for him at the end of this episode because his “crush was crushed.” let alone that he let his jealousy get the better of him and lied to a stranger about ladybug and his relationship behind her back. we end the episode feeling sympathy for chat noir because ladybug doesn’t feel the same way for him. mr. perfect finally has an episode where he screws up and the show does not allow him to take sufficient responsibility for it and own up to his mistake.
and it further annoys me that this happened because anytime marinette messes up, she almost always apologizes. when she didn’t listen to chloe and caused her to be akumatized? she apologized to her for not listening to her. when she yelled at lila and caused her to be akumatized because of her own jealousy? she apologized to lila for being so mean to her. marinette is continuously asked to own up to her mistakes and apologize for them (as she should) meanwhile the one time adrien screws up, he gets let off for it.
idk man, it just gets me upset that adrien got it so easy in this episode. he should’ve apologized to theo. he should’ve told ladybug the truth. he should’ve owned up to the fact that his jealousy was totally unwarranted.
“Both my parents loved music,” he said
abruptly. “My father played the violin, my mother the qin. I chose the
violin, though I could have learned either. I regretted it sometimes, for there
are melodies of China I cannot play on the violin, that my mother would have
liked me to know. She used to tell me the story of Yu Boya, who was a great
player of the qin. He had a best friend, a woodcutter named Zhong Ziqi, and he
would play for him. They say that when Yu Boya played a song of water, his
friend would know immediately that he was describing rushing rivers, and when
he played of mountains, Ziqi would see their peaks. And Yu Boya would say, ‘It
is because you understand my music.’” Jem looked down at his own hand,
curled loosely on his knee. “People still use the expression 'zhi yin’ to
mean 'close friends’ or 'soul mates,’ but what it really means is
'understanding music.’” He reached up and took her hand. “When I
played, you saw what I saw. You understand my music."
“You might want money. Maybe you want women. Or, you might want to protect the world. These are all common things people want. Things that their hearts desire. Greed may not be good, but it’s not so bad, either. You humans think greed is just for money and power! But everyone wants something they don’t have.”
Jaehyun and his youtuber girlfriend? Filming boyfriend tag video haha :)
Hello there! First off, haven’t written a scenario of my ult in so long ;;; Thank you for requesting this & I hope you enjoy it although it took me forever to finish. Ah, Jaehyun is totally boyfriend (and husband) material. 💘
You finished setting up the Canon T5i and looked through the screen monitor to ensure that the camera was placed at the right angle. Lights, check. Camera, check. Now, all that’s left was the action.
“Are you ready, babe?” You called, as you made last minute touches to the room that would be the background setting of the video.
Jaehyun had finally concurred to appearing on your YouTube channel to film the boyfriend tag. Your subscribers had sent in requests since early last year, as you had always mentioned him in your videos, but never uploaded any footage of him. After months of begging, a month’s worth of pizza on you, and a promise to pack him lunch everyday for three months, you had finally coaxed him into making an appearance on your channel.
He appeared right at the door, popping his head in before smiling nervously. It wasn’t like him to be so shy, he is articulate and a naturally gifted speaker, so you found it quite adorable that he had spent the past week contemplating what to wear and how to act on camera.
He was dressed in a cream cable knit sweater today, paired with his favourite pair of vintage Levi’s. His hair was slightly parted at the front, coloured a chocolate brown. You couldn’t help but marvel at the sight in front of you.
The corners of his lips turned upwards as he begin to realize that you were checking him out. He walked closer to you and embraced you with his strong arms as you buried your face in the comfort of his sweater. His familiar scent wafted into the air, wood sage and a tinge of sea salt.
You peeked at him gingerly, the bottom half of your face still resting on the fabric of his shirt. “Are you nervous?”
He looked down at you, his sharp eyes transforming into crescents as he broke into a docile smile and nodded his head slowly. “A bit.”
“Why? Aren’t you the definition of ‘mom’s friend’s son’?” You teased, unravelling your hands from his back, reaching upwards to cup his face.
He leaned forward, trying to steal a kiss from your lips. You giggled and ducked to avoid him, giving him a quick peck on the cheek instead.
“Can I get one more kiss? The cheek one didn’t count.” He pouted.
“I’ll give you one if you answer the questions about me correctly, you know that.” You flicked him on the forehead lightly.
He chuckled, elongating his arms such that his right hand was now hovering in front of the camera lens, as if he was covering the camera’s eyes.
Then, he leaned over and planted a soft kiss directly on your lips.
He could feel you smiling into the kiss, but you immediately pulled back before things could escalate any further. “Stop cheating,” you murmured, a sheepish smile slowly spreading across your face.
“If you get even one question wrong, you know what you’re in for, right?” you teased, curling your hand into a fist.
He laughed, taking his position on the white leather loveseat. “I guess I’m lucky I have a good memory.”
You wiggled your eyebrows, skipping towards the camera set up at the front of the room to press the record button.
“We’ll see how well you do, Jae. We’ll see.”
You took a deep breath before pressing record, then quickly walked back to your position beside Jaehyun on the loveseat. He scooted closer, blinking slowly a few times before nodding his head and focusing his attention back on the camera lens.
“Hey guys, welcome back to my channel!” You started, before breaking into laughter and covering your face with your hands. Jaehyun turned to you and raised his brows.
“This is so awkward. I’m not used to filming beside you, even though you film me sometimes,” you whined.
“Do we have to start recording again?” Jaehyun whispered quietly, pointing to the camera.
“Yes, genius. Let’s set up the camera again.” you jokingly teased.
“Oh right, you can just edit it out.” He flashed you a sheepish grin and instinctively covered his face with his hands, a habit of his when he was embarrassed.
After an uncontrollable fit of giggles and a sip of water, you decided that you were ready to film again.
“Let’s go, take three.” Jaehyun whispered under his breath.
You barely kept in another fit of giggles, but managed to start the introduction without making any mistakes.
“Hey guys, welcome back to my channel. Today, we’re going to do the highly requested and long-awaited boyfriend tag.” You smiled, turning beside you to make eye contact with Jaehyun, as he nodded obediently.
“We decided to spice things up a little and make it a little more interesting. We’re each going to ask each other ten questions that we’ve prepared on our own, and if we answer any of the questions incorrectly, we’re each going to get a little punishment.” You continued.
“The punishments are going to be different each time since the questions vary in difficulty level. Basically, we prepared various levels for punishments which will be revealed once either of us makes a mistake.” Jaehyun added.
“Are you ready for this?” you turned to your right slightly, your eyes meeting each other.
“Of course. More prepared than I was for my SATs.” He replied with ease.
What a smooth talker.
You clicked on the ‘Notes’ app on your phone and did a quick scroll through, overlooking the questions you had prepared before clearing your throat.
“Okay. First question. I’m starting off easy, just so you know. When was the first day we met?” you smiled cheekily, waiting for his answer.
“January 14, 2014. Exactly a month before my birthday.”
“Too easy,” you teased.
“You can challenge me, you know. I’m better than that.” He chuckled, his gaze fixated on you.
“It started off easy.” You emphasized, turning to face him again.
You were distracted by the light that his phone screen emitted on his face, a luminous glow further highlighting the contours of his face.
How gorgeous he looked right now was beyond you.
“Bring on the hard questions, but it’s my turn now.” He winked at you before reading his first question aloud.
“What was the first gift that I gave to you?”
“Was it the silver necklace with the dainty hexagon shape in the middle that you bought me when we were browsing the streets of Hongdae together? I think that was our fourth date or something… or was it something else?”
“Guys, I have a terrible memory.” You scratched your head, slightly abashed.
“And in what you lack, I make up.” he propped his head to the side and smiled widely, his dimples deepening.
“Jae, please. We’re on camera.” You blushed.
“_________, first present. Think harder. I think this one’s pretty memorable.”
“First. First present. But also first something.” he emphasized, cutely putting up his index finger.
“OH MY- THE BLACK AND WHITE PLAID BUTTON UP SHIRT. It’s literally my favourite gift but it’s so precious to me I haven’t worn it since we met two years ago.” You continued.
“_______, you failed, so punishment time or?” He nodded coolly.
“Wait Jaehyun, wait! Before the punishment, reveal the story behind the first gift.” You gushed with excitement, recalling the very first time you had met him.
He instinctively placed his hand on the nape of his neck. You could tell he was a little flustered.
“Really?” he mouthed.
“Awww, are you shy?” You placed your hand on top of his and gave him a little squeeze. “Alright, we’ll save the story for next time. It’s a little embarrassing to talk about.”
Just as you were about to direct your next question to him, he started speaking.
“It was actually the first day we met. At that time, I was a part-time barista at a coffee shop and _______ was a customer. She was waiting for her coffee when one of the other customers was in a rush and accidentally bumped into her while rushing out, spilling some drinks on her. I guess he was in a rush but he didn’t even apologize and just ran out. She was drenched and all she did was grab some extra napkins from the dispenser and wipe at her shirt. So yeah, I found that ridiculous and without thinking I took off my shirt and told her to change into it.”
“Don’t worry guys, he was wearing a t-shirt inside.”
“By the way, how did you even manage to catch that? I remember it was pretty busy that day.” you added, smiling at him sweetly.
Jaehyun simply smiled and shrugged.
“I didn’t even think twice before taking my shirt off. Like I literally could have been wearing nothing inside.”
“Shirtless barista makes the headlines.” You teased jokingly, clutching your stomach to prevent yourself from doubling over.
He just shook his head and laughed softly, casually placing his hand on top of your head to ruffle your hair.
“_________, don’t change the topic, punishment time. Level one is… let me see… ”
“Lemons.” you finished his sentence, a look of regret washing over your face.
He smiled, eagerly getting up from his seat to grab a lemon wedge that he had sliced up from earlier.
You reluctantly took it from his hand and began nibbling at the lemon, wincing whenever you took another bite as the acidity instantaneously spread throughout your mouth.
After you finished half the wedge, Jaehyun swiftly grabbed the lemon from your hands and popped the rest of it into his mouth.
“It looked too delicious.” he replied simply. “It’s actually good, not too sour.”
“You little pig, why do you love food so much.“
You cracked a smile, immediately reaching for the glass of water in front of you to wash away the sour taste that still lingered in your mouth.
“Okay so next question. What’s my favourite food?” you asked.
“Is this some type of trick question ‘cause I feel like it’s too easy.” He placed his right hand under his chin, and glanced at the ceiling, thinking deeply.
“Well, it’s not a trick question but it might be a little difficult. ‘Cause I like everything. But there’s only one correct answer.”
“If I could only pick one… spicy tomato sauce pasta with seafood.”
“Didn’t expect you to be so specific,” you said, awe evident in your voice.
“Am I right though?”
You made a tiny ‘ok’ sign with your thumb and index finger and nodded in defeat.
“Alright, my turn. I’ll make it easier since I should be the bigger person and give you some points.”
“So thoughtful of you.” you replied, a hint of teasing sarcasm in your voice.
“I know right. So, what is the facial feature that I’m most confident about?”
“Guys, I’m really jealous of Jaehyun’s eyebrows ‘cause mine are so sparse and I always need to fill them in but he’s born with such beautifully-shaped thick eyebrows.” you turned to him and outlined his brows with your fingertips.
He wiggled his brows in satisfaction, leaning in to give you a peck just above your brow-bone.
“Jae, I’m editing that out!” You giggled.
“It’s a good luck peck to define your eyebrow hair.”
You teasingly hit his arm. “JUNG YOONOH. SERIOUSLY.”
“Sorry guys, this is probably like one of the most boring videos you’ve ever seen.”
“And you’re going to have to edit half of this out because of the PDA… or you can just keep it in?” Jaehyun joked.
“Johnny would say 'I just want to show the world how much I love my girlfriend’ and I completely agree.”
Another twenty minutes passed and you were now on your eighth question. You were pretty sure the video wouldn’t be the most entertaining boyfriend tag around, but you were having a fun time filming with Jaehyun and most importantly, you had realized how lucky you were to have such a sweet and caring boyfriend. Maybe even the luckiest girl in the world, you smiled to yourself.
You always knew that Jaehyun was a detail-oriented, observant and caring person, but he sometimes surprised you, picking up on details that you didn’t even know about yourself.
“Oh, ________. You’re doomed this time.” Jaehyun smiled widely, while reading his eighth question.
“Why? I’ve been doing pretty well up until now, just a couple mistakes.” You retorted.
“The next question is sports-related.” he replied with a grin.
“It should be passable, I always make you watch their games with me on tv and you usually do, even if you’re not paying attention.” he teased.
You glowered in response but you had a little bit of faith in yourself since you had watched a lot more sports since you had started dating Jaehyun. You just couldn’t resist his adorable antics.
“Okay, I love you ________. But tell me, which NBA team do I cheer for?”
“Give me a while to think about it. I swear I know though.”
“Mm, of course.” Jaehyun replied smoothly.
Here goes nothing. Let’s decode NBA first, you thought to yourself.
N for National. B for… baseball? Doesn’t seem right. Why are there so many sports that start with the letter b. Badminton? Something seems off. Then, it must be basketball. Jaehyun’s favourite sport is basketball! A… what did it stand for again? Shit, I forgot. Oh well.
“First, NBA stands for National Basketball A.” You replied, a smug look evident on your face.
Jaehyun chuckled and finished with perfect English, “A for Association.”
“Yes, that.” you smiled.
“Oooh, that’s impressive.” he replied, the right dimple on his cheek becoming more prominent.
You nodded. “Okay, three more minutes. Going to do more decoding in my head.”
“I’m so touched you’re working so hard.” He leaned over and bent down to give you a swift peck on the cheek.
“I’m working hard since I don’t want to do the punishment.” you simply replied.
“Why so tsundere.” A quiet giggle escaped Jaehyun’s mouth.
“And also the fact that you’re beating me by a landslide.” You laughed. “How is it possible that you didn’t even get one question wrong yet?”
Jaehyun scratched his head. “Were my questions too hard? Or yours too easy?”
“No, it’s because your memory is too good. Give me some brain cells! Anyway, let me continue. I can do this.”
“You can do this.” he replied.
“WE CAN DO THIS!” the both of you chanted, as you made a fist and pumped your arm up.
Jaehyun’s favourite basketball team. Hmm… he watches a lot of games but he is especially fond of one team. One of the heavily populated cities. It was definitely L.A… I’m sure he cheers for the team from L.A.
Now what were they called again? I loosely remember that it also started with a 'L’. Oh! It had a similar spelling to some of my favourite lip products. Lacquers? Yes… I think it was something like that. It was slightly different though. Lacers. Yes. Lacers.
“You ready?” Jaehyun asked.
“A hundred per cent ready.” you replied with ease.
“Wow, you’re really incredible.” he smiled at you and clapped slowly.
You hit him lightly on the shoulder and cleared your throat.
“The team is from L.A.”
Jaehyun immediately stood up and started clapping. “You basically got the answer already.”
“Mm, I know.” you answered.
“Lacers” you finished, your expression full of confidence.
Jaehyun scrunched his face cutely and doubled over, almost toppling on the couch.
“You were so close, babe! Should I just give the point to you?”
“I’m not right?!” You asked, genuinely surprised. “I remembered the name because it’s similar to lip lacquers.”
He laughed and brusquely wrapped an arm around your shoulder, bringing you even closer to him. “I’ll give you half a point for being such a cutie.” He said while gazing deeply into your eyes.
“But you still have to do half the punishment.” He continued, winking seductively.
“Jung Yoonoh, can you tell me what I got wrong first? Because I swear it was Lacers.”
“Well, you were only one letter off. It’s actually Lakers.” He nuzzled his face in your hair to stifle his urge to laugh.
“What, are you serious? I get three-quarters of a point then, not half. Meanie.”
“Anyways, what’s the quarter of a punishment I get?” You continued. A slight nervousness could be sensed in your voice.
You could see a shade of pink washing over Jaehyun’s ears as he read the punishment aloud in a voice an octave lower than usual.
“Re-enact your first kiss.”
“Ah… so embarrassing.” You whispered, fidgeting with the ends of your sleeves.
“You wanna pass on this one?” he asked casually.
You were never exactly the shy or introverted type, but when it came to public display of affection, you were astonishingly timid.
However, for some reason, you were feeling slightly audacious today. Whether it was because you wanted to show everyone how much you liked him, or just because you felt like kissing him and experiencing that rush of nostalgia as you imagined the first time you felt his lips on yours, you weren’t sure. You just knew that you wanted to do this.
“Retract the point from before. I’ll do the full punishment.” You answered with certainty.
Jaehyun was slightly astounded, but he clearly liked your determination because you could he see him biting his bottom lip to hide his smile while he nodded in agreement.
“It’s actually easy to re-enact this one since our first kiss was at the movies. So let’s pretend the camera is the movie screen and imagine that we’re sitting on regular seats at the theatre.” You started.
You scooted about four inches away from Jaehyun in order to recreate the exact distance between the two of you during the date at the cinema. Then, you motioned to the space in between.
“Imagine that this pillow is the popcorn and this water bottle is a cup of cola. Unfortunately we don’t have the actual props,” you giggled.
You locked eyes with Jaehyun, who gave you the cue to start. A re-enactment of your first kiss together in front of a virtual audience was really odd, but it made your heart flutter nonetheless.
You glanced at Jaehyun from the corner of your eye as you cautiously curled a strand of hair behind your ear. He was looking straight at the camera, pretending to watch the so-called ‘movie’.
You could feel your heart skip a beat as you made your next move. It was almost as if you had shut out all your surroundings; you didn’t see the filming equipment and the bright lights in your room seemed to have dimmed. All you saw was Jaehyun sitting in a dark movie theatre, the only source of light being the dim glow of the screen outlining his sharp features. The memory was still so vivid in your mind, as if you were being transported back to that time again.
You drummed your fingers along the edge of your seat waiting for Jaehyun to reach for the popcorn. When you saw his hand on the pillow, you casually reached for it without being too blatant, but he had already finished grabbing a handful of imaginary popcorn.
You had turned away thinking that Jaehyun was just too immersed in the movie, but he was secretly laughing. Now that you were re-enacting the memory, it was difficult for you to refrain from peeking at him. Although you didn’t see it back then, he was intentionally concealing his smile by burying his face deeper in his turtleneck.
Jung Yoonoh, you little tease.
Next, you tried to reach for the bottle of water at the same time he did, but he was already taking a sip out of it, eyes trained on the screen.
You sighed. You still remembered how you were feeling a little dejected about how the movie was clearly more interesting to him than you. In all those dramas you had watched, the boy would usually try to initiate skinship with the girl at the theatre. You decided to try one last time anyways. After all, there wasn’t a rule in the book that said girls couldn’t initiate skinship first.
When Jaehyun finally changed his position, leaning a tad bit closer to your side, you attempted to lie on his shoulder, all the while trying to be subtle.
You closed your eyes and smiled, expecting his warm wool turtleneck to make contact with your skin, when you realized that he had already switched back to his initial upright posture. On top of that, you probably looked like a dumbass right now, head cocked to the side, leaning on invisible air.
You imitated the exact expression you made that day, eyebrows furrowed and lips slightly downturned. At that exact moment, he leaned over and quickly gave you a short but soft kiss on the lips before returning to his upright posture, reverting his attention back to the imaginary movie screen. You were in total shock, but managed to take a quick peek at him. His arm was casually resting on the headrest, his hand slightly covering his mouth to keep from smiling too widely.
Your rounded eyes were still enlarged as the reality of what just happened hit you. So he was paying attention to me all this time? His attention was still on the screen, but he secretly took your hand with his free hand and interlocked his fingers with yours.
Jaehyun swung your entwined hands back and forth as you turned to smile at him. The two of you burst out laughing as he let go of your hand and you both applauded each other, “Okay, this is so embarrassing. But I did my punishment. I hope it wasn’t too much of a cringe-fest to watch.”
“I could see that you were really into it though.” Jaehyun commented cheekily.
“I was just trying to give an accurate portrayal to my subscribers!”
“But hey, I can’t believe I didn’t notice that you were laughing at me the whole time back then. I thought I was being natural with my moves.” You continued, while playing with a strand of his sleek brown hair.
He chuckled softly. “You don’t know how difficult it was for me to hold back my laughter. Too cute.”
You poked one of his dimples lightly and leaned over to give him a peck on the other one. Too adorable to resist skinship.
“Alright, time for the next question! Hang in there guys, we’re almost done. Okay Jae, the next one might be a bit hard. Are you ready for this?”
Jaehyun nodded. “How difficult can it be, am I right?”
You giggled while reading your question aloud. “If I could only wear one outfit everyday for the rest of my life, what would I wear?
“Have you been paying attention to my wardrobe?” you questioned.
“_______, you love clothes. It’s almost impossible.”
“Just guess, my Mr. Perfect soon to be Mr. Ninety-Nine Percent.”
“Well there’s always the black skinny jeans with the grey varsity sweater combination that you love wearing. But then there’s also the pleated skirt with blouse outfit that you love wearing to events… and then there’s the fitted plain white tee with Levi’s, that’s a classic, you can’t go wrong with that. This is so hard,” Jaehyun whined, his head leaning on your shoulder.
“Wow, Mr. Jung. I can’t believe this is the first time I’m taking a point off. Incredible.” You teased.
He placed his face in his hands and smiled shyly. “Ah, I wanted to get all the questions right. So what’s the correct answer?”
He peeked through his hands timidly.
“You’re too detailed. All I have written down is an all-black outfit. Black is the new black, Jaehyun. It’ll never go out of style, so… it’s perfect.” You bit your lip to keep from laughing too much as Jaehyun made faces at you.
“Punishment?” he asked, his voice slightly reluctant.
“Punishment for question nine is to do aegyo…” You paused for a bit before continuing. “That’s too easy for you, not fair.”
Jaehyun sighed. “Trust me, it’s not that easy.”
You pinched his cheeks as he pouted.
“You’re so good at it though. My cutie valentine boy.” He brightened up and smiled devilishly at your compliments.
“I’m not going to prepare chocolate on Valentine’s Day. I’m the chocolate myself, what would I buy chocolate for?” He started, his voice oozing with honey.
“The man born on February 14! It’s me, the choco-man!” He continued, placing one finger on his cheek, smiling widely.
You placed your hand on your mouth to refrain from laughing too loud, as Jaehyun’s eyes were noticeable crescents now. He was squinting his eyes because of the abundance of 'sweet’ lines.
You poked his cheek and placed that finger directly on your mouth.
“If you say so… hmm it’s salty?” You joked.
Jaehyun furrowed his brows and dabbed his finger on his tongue to check himself. “Oh! It’s sweet!”
He bent over, clutching his stomach from laughter, gesturing a 'X’ with his arms to signal that he was done. “Seriously, are you posting this online?” He pretended to cry.
“That was so cute!! How did you come up with that?” You squealed.
“It’s in my genes.” He replied flatly, before wrapping an arm around your neck and tickling you.
You squeaked as he tackled you and aimed for your most vulnerable parts, tickling your waist and under-arm area.
“JAE!!! STOP IT’S SO… TICKLISH… OKAY… I’ll stop laughing at you. Okay, stop. Let’s continue.” He steadied you and fixed your messy hair, then stole a quick kiss before nodding at the camera.
“Okay, so next… when did you meet the family?” Jaehyun asked.
“The date that I met your family right? Not when you met my parents? Or both?”
“Just when you met my family,” he replied, a coy smile on his face, remembering the moment.
“December 25, 2015. I went over to your house for a Christmas party and met your parents and I messed up the food, it was really embarrassing.” You recalled.
“Mom thought you were adorable but she said that you should learn some cooking skills from me,” Jaehyun chuckled.
“Hey! I’m better now okay? I even cooked for your parents and they loved it.” You bragged.
“True. Chef Jaehyun really helped you polish your skills right?”
“Yes, I acknowledge that!” You laughed.
“Wow. We’re already at our last question.” Jaehyun pointed out.
“Hope we didn’t bore you guys to death! So my last question is… Jaehyun, when do I find you the most attractive?” You tried to hide your smile and lowered your gaze a bit. Why did I think this was a good question again?
When you glanced up, you could see that Jaehyun’s smile had reached his eyes. So adorable.
“I think I’m going to get this question wrong too. ________, you should tell me these things, you know… when you find me the most…” He paused for a bit.
“Oh just guess!” You answered, evidently flushed by his teasing.
“Hmm… is it when I’m driving with one hand on your seat? I remember how you blushed when I first drove you around right after I got my driver’s license. That kind of seems too typical though… no, not that. When I’m ordering for us before the movies or restaurants. When I’m done ordering you always give me that look.”
“What look?” You asked, mouth slightly agape.
“You know, that… 'I’m so lucky to have you’ gaze.” He did his own rendition of that gaze of yours, causing you to hit him playfully as he caught your hands and wrestled around with you.
“No it’s not that! Jae, you’re getting worse at this.”
“Oh really? What is it then?” He clearly didn’t mind that he got the question wrong, he was just really intent on hearing the answer of when you found him the most attractive. He was giving you that gaze again. His sharp eyes exhibiting his confidence and curiosity.
“It’s when I look at your backside when you’re in the kitchen cooking for me.” You answered shyly.
“I feel all fuzzy and warm inside when I observe your backside in the kitchen. It makes me feel at home for some reason.” You continued, your voice softer than usual.
Jaehyun adjusted his position so that his back was now facing you.
“You know, you can hug this when I’m cooking. Since it’s so attractive.” He turned his neck to look at you, his gaze sharpening such that he was emitting a seductive aura.
A deep shade of red spread across your cheeks, but you still tried to hide how flustered you were.
“I will,” you replied, placing your hands around his waist and leaning on his broad back. It was so comfortable.
After Jaehyun did his punishment, which was to eat a piece of sushi with a large wad of wasabi between the raw fish and the rice, which he easily aced, filming had almost come to an end.
It was time for the last question.
Jaehyun cleared his throat before reading his final question aloud.
“What is my fondest memory of you? It’s a hard one 'cause I never told you before.” He commented, shyly averting his gaze from yours, a slight smile pulling at the corners of his lips.
“Hmm… I seriously have no idea.” You pondered aloud.
“I’m just going to give this a shot even though I’ll probably get it wrong…”
“'Cause I’m really too curious about what your fondest memory of me is.” you continued, looking directly into his eyes, an abashed look on your face.
He held your gaze for a while until the two of you noticed that you were still filming, and he looked away, clearly shy.
“So, any guesses?” He smiled softly.
“The first time we saw each other, at the coffee shop? I mean, I think I left a pretty big impression on you.” You teased, giggling at the same time.
He paused, holding your gaze, the corners of his lips turned up in a knowing smile.
For a moment, you thought you had the right answer.
“Close, but not quite.”
You looked at him in confusion, slightly puzzled.
“________,” he started.
“So… I actually never told you this. But the coffee shop, it wasn’t the first time I saw you.”
Your eyes widened, slightly taken aback yet full of curiosity.
“My fondest memory of you starts like this. I was on bus route 148, just any regular day, coming home from school. That was the first time I saw you. I didn’t think much of it, if I had to admit though, you did catch my attention a little bit. But the bus approached the next stop, and a pregnant woman had boarded the bus. As I was about to stand up, I noticed that you had already stood up to offer your seat to her. I don’t even know if you remember this, honestly, but there was this man that came in and sat down just as she was about to sit down. You really started to catch my attention when you started to explain how the seat was for the pregnant lady, but you still managed to handle the situation well, even though he was being an asshole. I haven’t seen people like that in a long time. I was about to get up and at least try to strike up some conversation with you, but the next stop was your stop, and you had already left. So two weeks later, when I saw you at the coffee shop, I was just thinking… I didn’t want to let the chance to talk to you slip away again.”
“So that’s why…” you started.
He nodded before you could continue.
“The spill was a good excuse for me to talk to you.”
You couldn’t believe what you were hearing. You had always thought that the coffee shop meeting was your first. And although it was, you would’ve never thought you ever crossed paths with Jaehyun before that.
You blushed at the thought of a teenage Jaehyun, noticing your actions.
“So, why didn’t you ever tell me this?” You placed your left palm under your chin, gazing at him earnestly.
“Well, it’s embarrassing, I didn’t want to make it seem like I’m a total romanticist.” He bit his lip and sighed softly.
You wanted to seem cool with it, but it was difficult to hide how touched you were.
Jaehyun felt your warm touch, as you placed your hand on the left side of his cheeks, visibly pink.
For a moment, you tuned out your surroundings again. You even momentarily forgot you were filming. This would probably be too much for your subscribers, but this would be footage you’d keep forever.
“I’m glad you took that chance.”
You held onto the ends of his sleeves, as you leaned closer for a passionate kiss. You could feel Jaehyun responding as he embraced you lightly, yet kissed you deeply, paying no mind to the camera.
“Sexual-Frustration. Noun. (countable and uncountable, plural sexual frustrations) A state of agitation felt by an individual whose sexual satisfaction is considerably less than desired”
3 weeks. It had been 3 weeks since he last touched her. It’s not intentional, he’s just been so busy he’s barely noticed and to be fair neither had she but her body had.
For the first week she was fine, content with his fleeting lips on her forehead as he rushed out the door are the tired kisses he gave when he got home late. She was okay with only feeling his hands on the small of her back as he reached over her for his razor as she brushed her teeth. She was fine. The second week was manageable, yes his fleeting lips left her flustered and his tired kisses left her wanting more and sure when his hand brushed over the small of her back it left goosebumps in it’s wake but she could ignore it. She was fine. So why tonight, on the 3 week mark, is she so temperamental? Why has she been short with him all day and why couldn’t she focus on anything at work?
She’d been home from work for about an hour when he walked through the bedroom door. He’s mad at her, she yelled at him this morning for reasons he was unaware of. She’d dodged his phone calls all day and ignored his attempts at finding out what was wrong. Yet he still notices her staring at him when he walks into the room, can see her sat on the bed with her now closed book and her bottom lip between her teeth as her eyes follow him around the room, he can feel her watching him and that’s when it clicks.
He turns and walks to her like a predator who’s found his victim, his hands pulled her clothes off slowly and then parted her thighs as she watched him with wide eyes. He’s not touching her, not how she needs him to, not where she needs him to. He’s leaning over her with that goddamn smirk on his face as his fingers lightly trace her inner thigh.
“Saw yeh staring. This what’s got you so frustrated? Pretty girl missed my hands on her huh?”
She can’t respond, she doesn’t need to. He knows her answer, can feel her answer.
“Missed y’too, missed how your body reacts to me like the earth does to lightning. Missed how you arch into me, as needful of me as I am of you. Missed this.”
She still doesn’t answer, it’s as though his touch leaves her speechless. Her body is too busy welcoming the feeling of his hands on her skin to reply, too busy forming goosebumps to form words.
“S’my pretty girl not gonna talk to me? She not even gonna moan for me?”
He’s asking for it now, almost teasingly, he can see what he’s doing to her yet he still wants to hear it. He wants to hear her.
“What baby? Can’t please you if I don’t know what you want”
And she’s trying, trying to tell him what she needs, trying to ask for more but she just can’t. She’s overwhelmed, he hasn’t touched her for weeks and it’s too much yet not enough all at once.
“Please what poppet?”
He’s making her beg for it. It’s like he’s punishing her, for being moody with him, for not just asking him to touch her, for making him work it out for himself.
“Please touch me, need you to touch me”
“But I am touching you gorgeous”
She almost sobs, she’s so desperate and he’s toying with her. A moan escaped her as his hands moved to her pubic bone. It was all too slow. The moan was more dissatisfaction than the opposite but still it evokes a teasing glint in his eye.
“Am I close sweetheart? M’I close to where you want me?”
All she can do is nod, he’s so close but he’s not there.
“What about here? is this better?”
His hand is flat against her mound and his thumb is rubbing softly just above the top of her clit. Her eyes are wide and watery as she silently pleads with him to give her what she’s so desperate for.
“Oh no, that’s not what you want is it sweets? No, you want me here”
His thumb finally touches her nerves and it has her gasping like it the first time she’s breathed since she saw him walk into the bedroom. He’s barely done anything but yet she’s arching her back and gripping his arm and he’s enthralled with it, with her, he’s only rubbing her in slow circles and she’s writhing.
“What was that my love?”
He’s not teasing her anymore, not trying to make her beg, he was just so wrapped up in watching her squirm that he couldn’t comprehend what she was asking for.
“Please H, need more”
“My sweet girl wants more huh? Wants me to make her cum?”
She’s breathless, the rasp in his voice driving her insane. All she can do is say “please” like that and his name are all that’s in her vocabulary right now. Her please makes him smile, she’s completely as his mercy and he loves it. He slips his fore and middle finger into her while his thumb presses steady circles into her clit and she’s whimpering and to him it sounds like heaven. He knows her body like he knows his own name, he knows what makes her tick, so when his fingers touch the most sensitive spots inside of her and she lets out a cry he just smiles, her body is his and he knows how to use it. She can feel her stomach tightening and her heart beat in her throat.
“Yeah? Is my pretty girl going to cum for me? Gonna let me watch you break?”
Her eyes are squeezed shut as she nods, he can see tears threatening to spill and he’s proud. His fingers stop moving and instead they press on her softest spot, the spot that makes her scream. The pressure there coupled with his thumb on her clit is too much, she’s hypersensitive and he’s using it against her. Both of her hands grip his wrist as she lets out a sob, his head snaps up in worry just to be stunned with the image of his girl completely wrecked because of him and he swears it’s the most beautiful sight he’s ever seen. His free hand moves to cup one side of her face as his thumb brushes away her stray tears, something so innocent compared to what his other thumb is doing to her.
“That’s it sweetheart, cum for me, that’s my good girl”
His lips are on her cheek as she cums, her hands leave his wrist to grip his shirt tightly in her fist. Her body is stiff and her eyes are shut, tears are still streaming down her face but she’s silent. He’s watching her completely fall apart and he can’t believe he’s gone 3 weeks without seeing this, why was he depriving himself of such a beautiful sight? She’s shuddering as she comes down, her eyes still closed but the death grip she had on his shirt slowly being released as he lays her back against the bed.
“Are you okay my love?”
A shaky breath leaves her as she nods and opens her eyes to look him
“I’ve missed you”
It’s a quiet confession that he would’ve missed had he not been solely focused on her. It makes his heart ache. How he could ever leave this perfect girl, his perfect girl, without his touch for so long is beyond him and he’s making a promise to himself to never leave her without him for that long again, never going to deprive himself of her again.