socal lifestyle

ex-boyfriend! lee daehwi

double update ohohohohoho *inserts lenny face* (the gif I placed got deleted ㅠㅠ I’ll add it again tmr!!)


note: wanna one might or might not get back together with their ex-lover, it depends entirely on how i felt lol

  • genres: angst, slice of life, heartbreak
  • other notes: bulletpoint scenario
  • number of words: 1.67k

ex-boyfriend! wanna one: 3/?

Originally posted by hitoritabi



  • ok so you and daehwi met like once before you officially met
  • y'all weren’t even from the same city, much less the same school
  • you were from norcal
  • daehwi lived in socal
  • (if y'all are confused, cali is like unofficially divided into two parts northern california and southern california. search an image and you’ll see what i mean)
  • anyways
  • you and your cousins were headed down to la for the summer
  • they invited you to go along with them bc why not there was an extra seat in the car and the seven of you were close
  • during the car ride there you were busy conversing with one of your older female cousins about her high school and asking her about what kind of teachers and classes she chose
  • she literally ranted about her teachers in freshman year for an hour
  • the hour after that was spent telling you about all the classes roel high school had to offer
  • and the teaching styles of most of the teachers
  • she got a call from one of her friends halfway throughout explaining how arena worked
  • you turned around in your seat and opened up the summer reading book your school assigned to all rising eighth graders
  • lmao you wish
  • you read about fourteen pages and then knocked out
  • two hours later
  • the car pulled up at an in n out ayyyeeee california righttttt
  • the seven of you guys spent like a hundred and fifty dollars on burgers, fries, and drinks 
  • you heard the mother and son lined up behind you go like wtf?? when the cashier said your total
  • guess what
  • that was daehwi and his mom
  • the two of them left as soon as they filled their cups with cola
  • you and your cousins in the other hand spent an hour eating and talking about who knows what
  • after that
  • the seven of you crammed back into the car when your cousin driving realized you guys would have to get moving if you wanted to be in la before sunset
  • four hours later
  • y’all arrived in la and checked into your hotel
  • for the rest of the night you guys just relaxed in bed and went out to eat for dinner
  • that was really it
  • the next day
  • your guy’s first stop is koreatown
  • and somehow you get scouted in the bathroom
  • all you were doing was singing a song you heard earlier on the radio
  • and this lady opens the door to the bathroom and hands you a card with jyp ent’s info on it
  • so long story short
  • you become a trainee at jyp bc you had to use the bathroom
  • anyways
  • you joined jyp about a month before daehwi did
  • which meant you never got to graduate alongside your friends
  • honestly that was the reason why you cried the most at the dorms
  • you and four other friends had been together for the past seven years
  • you guys even planned out what high schools you were going to apply for and shared dreams of attending a uc together
  • when daehwi joined the company
  • the two of you kinda bonded over the fact that you were both from cali and missed home
  • after practice (whether it was dance or vocal or whatever was planned for the day)
  • the two of you would compare your life and see how norcal and socal lifestyles were different
  • honestly every time the two of you compared
  • it would always lead to an argument over which part of cali was better
  • “norcal has silicon valley”
  • “‘socal has hollywood and the entertainment industry”
  • wassup fung bros
  • “SOMI WHICH IS BETTER NORCAL OR SOCAL” the two of you would shout at the same time
  • “uhhhh i’m from canada”
  • honestly y’all were so competitive with each other bc of the norcal vs socal thing
  • daehwi hits a high note during vocal practice?
  • you bet your ass your gonna go one octave higher
  • you get praised during dance practice for learning the choreo quickly?
  • daehwi is gonna make sure he learns the next routine faster than you
  • because you were constantly pushing yourselves to do better than one another
  • you guys were like some of the most talented trainees at the time
  • first there was lee daehwi who could sing, dance, compose, and write lyrics
  • and then there was y/n who could sing, dance, act, and speak four different languages
  • honesty in the opinions of other trainees
  • you and daehwi had the biggest chance of debuting
  • like jyp would be stupid to let go of you two
  • like what he did with those 7465347864 other trainees who made it big but you didnt hear anything from me
  • ok onto how you and daehwi started dating
  • it was actually kind of natural
  • you started out as friends
  • and spent so much time together during practice and outside of practice
  • even duing break days you and daehwi would go out and watch a movie together or something
  • maybe eat at a cafe or take a walk in the park together
  • y’all were basically dating without putting a label on it and kissing
  • which brings me to how you and daehwi started dating
  • you were just so stressed one day bc of piling school work and practice
  • you heard every one whisper about you during dance practice
  • like the y/n messed up the choreo :ooo
  • earlier that day at school, you forgot to do science homework because you stayed late at the practice room
  • and the teacher called you out in front of everyone else
  • “y/n i know that you’re a trainee but you need to do good in school if that doesn’t work out for you”
  • when you walked out of the practice room after the session was over
  • everyone avoided talking to you bc
  • uh oh
  • frowning y/n
  • trudging out of the practice room as she sighs
  • let’s not bother her
  • somehow daehwi didn’t get the memo
  • and he ran up to you and was like
  • y/n i’m going to beat you tmr 
  • and like it literally took that one sentence to make you burst out in tears
  • everyone shakes their head at daehwi and scurry out of the hallway
  • so daehwi is left to comfort you in the hallway as you sobbed
  • he hugged you and rubbed your head as you cried your heart out
  • it was different from the y/n he usually saw
  • the y/n that was confident in her skills and almost never screwed up when practicing
  • the y/n in front of him now just looked so vulnerable and it just tugged at his heartstrings
  • “hey it’s going to be okay”
  • “y/n dont cry”
  • “everyone makes mistakes. there’s no need to beat yourself over it”
  • you stopped crying about four minutes later
  • and when you pulled away you saw his navy t-shirt stained with your tears
  • “sorry daehwi”
  • all daehwi did was pull you back into a hug and hold you tight
  • “let’s just stay like this for a while”
  • so that’s how and daehwi became the power couple of jyp
  • like literally nothing about your relationship changed except that you and daehwi now held hands and pecked each other’s cheeks and sometimes lips
  • y’all are fourteen at the time ok let’s keep it pg
  • so how did you and daehwi break up?
  • when sixteen was in the works
  • your being one of the contestants was not confirmed
  • you were literally on edge the whole time
  • and daehwi was like
  • “they’d be crazy not to let you on the show. you’re y/n”
  • and you just nod along bc you want to trust in what daehwi said
  • y’all know what happens
  • you don’t get to compete
  • jyp hit you with the “you’re only fourteen” 
  • which is totally bs in ur opinion bc natty was a year younger than you but she was on the show
  • you knew that you would have to wait at least four years until the next girl group
  • so you left jyp
  • you and daewi didn’t break up yet bc there was still chances for the two of you to see each other
  • but after you transferred over to sm c&c there was not as many opportunities because you had acting lessons all the time
  • so the two of you grew further and further apart
  • at this time daehwi had moved over to brand new music
  • so both your schedules were hectic
  • the two of you broke up unofficially
  • i mean you couldn’t count it as dating when the two of you hadn’t seen or talked to each other in months
  • you debuted as a rookie actor in a drama as the female lead’s best friend and the lover of the second male lead
  • daehwi joined produce 101 with youngmin, donghyun, and woojin
  • you made sure to vote for him every. single. day
  • and he made sure to watch your drama whenever he had time


  • year 2018


  • you and daehwi broken up for almost three years now
  • wanna one was getting more and more popular each day
  • you were doing well with your secondary roles in dramas
  • more news for produce 101 season 3 was coming out now
  • and apparently sm wasn’t sending anyone again
  • that’s what you thought until one of the company directors was like
  • “y/n you’ll be participating”
  • news of rookie actress y/n participating and there’s just so much mixed feelings about you
  • on one hand ppl are like
  • it’s not fair for other trainees. she has an advantage over everyone else because she’s an actress and she has a bunch of fans already
  • and other ppl are like
  • she used to be a idol trainee so i don’t see what the problem is. she only moved to c&c and became an actress because she knew she wasn’t debuting in jyp anytime soon
  • daehwi sees these articles in the dorms
  • and he’s honestly so heartbroken bc you’re going to go through so much shit rn and the show hasn’t even begun filming
  • so daehwi’s made up his mind
  • no matter what
  • he’s going to support you on p101s3 101%