Just friends ~ Part one
A/N ~ Ok so this chapter is short, I just wanted to set the scene before I pull at you heart strings with fluff and then yank it out of your chest with angst. Welcome to hell bitches, this is the beginning of your ends @tabis-eyebrows and @naanaa92
Theme ~ Best friend AU
Pairing ~ Choi Seung hyun x Reader
Featuring ~ Bigbang
You starred blankly at the computer screen sat in front of you while tapping your finger on the large oak desk trying to find some inspiration for your next article. Anything would do just to get your creativity flowing but nothing. not even a single word.
You slowly scanned the room hoping to derive something from the extravagant objects strung around your office. A single orchid on a small hall table against a bare wall, a Greek goddess statue in one corner, some kind of leafy indoor plant in the other corner, that you weren’t even sure if it was real as you had never seen anybody water it and a large painting hung from another wall.
Your eyes stopped on the painting and you tilted your head as you examined it. You loved art but you could never understand what the painting was trying to convey, you much preferred fine art to contemporary. To you it was just a bunch of parallel lines with a few colourful squares, nothing more. But you kept it across from your desk because Seung hyun had given it to you for your birthday.
You had met him and the other members of big bang when you had to interview them for the magazine you worked for, you and Seung hyun hit it off almost right away and over time you had become good friends. Your personalities fit perfectly, you were childish and loved to make others laugh, no matter what you looked like in the process. But you also had a darker side, a side you never liked to show anyone, instead opting to shut yourself away and Seung hyun understood that perfectly. He never pushed you into anything you didn’t want to do or make you talk about how you felt, he would just be there when you needed someone beside you, as you did with him. You smiled to yourself as your thoughts got lost in the memories of his bingu moments, trying to make you smile at the most inappropriate times.
You were snapped out of your trance by a knock on the door.
The door opened and in walked your boss. A balding man with a comb over, approaching his 50’s who always wore a suit and drove the most ridiculously expensive sports car you had ever seen, apart from Jiyongs. You were convinced that he was having a mid-life crisis but then again almost all of the business men you knew in Seoul were the same way.
“Ahh Miss _____ you look stunning as always”
He was always like this and it made you uncomfortable. Even though he had never actually done anything to be deemed inappropriate you couldn’t help but feel weary in his presence.
“Thank you. what can I do for you Mr Lee?”
“I wanted to talk about the last article you sent me”
“Is there a problem sir?”
He stepped closer towards your desk.
“The subject matter is fine, as a modern day magazine I don’t mind exploring new pathways but I feel..”
He paused as he slowly made his way around the room and sat on your desk, his body facing you, his knee brushed against your own and you shifted in your chair at the sudden contact.
“I feel like the quality of your writing was not as good. You see Miss _____ we need to engage our readers by telling them a story. We need to be as enthralled about the subject as if it were our own passion.”
“I’m sorry sir. I will rewrite the article and send it back to you right away”
A smirk formed across his lips.
“It’s ok _____-ssi but I think it’s best if we go over it together….just to make sure”
He lent forward placing his hand on your exposed knee. You stared at his hand for a while before looking back up at him wide eyed.
“O-of course Mr Lee”
He gave your knee a little rub before removing his hand. he stood from the desk and made his way to the door.
“I will have my secretary call to book a time around your schedule” he said before leaving.
You opened the front door to your studio apartment and threw your keys and handbag on the corner lounge as you gazed out your balcony doors at the glittering city lights adorning the night sky and sighed.
“I had better get some work done”
You sat down at the dinner table and opened your laptop. you flicked through the files looking for the last article you had submitted when you heard a knock at the door.
You opened the door to find the members of Bigbang grinning back at you. Seungri and Daesung with arms full of food, Seung hyun clutching at a box full of what you could only assume was wine, while Jiyong and Taeyang stood empty handed.
“What are you guys doing here?” you asked as you furrowed your brow at them.
“Don’t tell me you forgot our date noona” asked Seungri with a cheeky grin
“Shut up Seungri. Are you going to let us in or would you like us to take our party else where?” Seung hyun asked while he pretended to walk away.
“Is it Friday already? Aish I’m so sorry, I completely spaced. I’ve just been so busy with work I totally forgot” you apologised as you opened the door wider allowing them to come inside.
“It’s ok noona, we can relate” Jiyong reassured you as he kissed you on the cheek and then entered the apartment.
“I can’t, how could you forget about us?” Seungri pouted at you.
“Seungri cut it out, she doesn’t need you bothering her with your horrible attempts at flirting” Seung hyun scolded as he pushed him out of the way and into the apartment. “But he is right” Seung hyun whispered to you with a grin as he went passed.
You closed the door behind them and began to clean up the table, removing your things so you could all sit down and eat.
“What are you working on?” Seung hyun asked pointing at your laptop while opening one of the many bottles of wine that he brought.
“Oh it’s nothing, I just have to redo one of my articles. Mr Lee thought it lacked passion” you said rolling your eyes and you heard Seung hyun tisk. He never liked your boss and told you on many occasions.
“What’s it about?” Daesung asked genuinely interested.
“The modern art scene in Seoul and some up and coming artists” you replied.
“Oh why don’t you get hyung to help you?” Jiyong asked.
“I personally know he would love to help you” Seungri said with a cheeky grin, Seung hyun hit him across the back of the head as he placed the wine bottle on the table and went to the kitchen bringing back some wine glasses.
“It’s ok, Mr Lee wants to work on it with me”
“I don’t think that’s a good idea” Seung hyun said through gritted teeth as he focused on pouring the wine into the glasses.
“And why not?” you asked raising your eye brows.
“Because he’s a creep and he has a major thing for you” Seung hyun said with a tightly clenched jaw.
“Ah, you’re over reacting. He’s my boss, it’s not like that” You said shaking your head.
“I’ve seen the way he looks at you and I don’t like it, this is a bad idea” Seung hyun said in a stern voice.
“Well I’m a big girl and I can take care of myself, besides he’s my boss, it’s not like I can just say no. It’s fine, really” you said assuringly.
“Just promise me you wont be alone with him, I don’t trust him” Seung hyun sighed as he slid one of the glasses towards you.
“I think that’s just the comb over hyung” Jiyong joked causing everyone to laugh.
“Shall we eat?” you said trying to change the subject, you couldn’t promise him something you knew you would have to break. He was your boss and you had your own office, you were bound to be alone with him, in fact you were this afternoon and nothing happened, not really.
The six of you sat around for what seemed like hours eating, drinking and laughing at the guys tour stories, which mostly consisted of Seungri making a fool out of himself some way or another.
“Noona, you should take some time off and come with us one time” Taeyang suggested.
“It would be fun but, I don’t want to deal with all those crazy girls that follow you around all the time” you laughed.
“Well how about a weekend away at Jeju?” Jiyong asked with his famous gummy smile.
“Great idea hyung, how about this weekend?” Seungri chimed.
“But I have so much to do, I have to finish my next article plus, go back and fix the other one” you said biting your lip, you couldn’t deny you were tempted. You had been working a lot lately and had barely had any time to have fun and be you.
“I thought you said Mr Lee was going to help you with that” Daesung asked.
“Well yes but, I wanted to have it done before hand, to show him that I’m capable of handling it. It’s hard being a foreign woman in Seoul, I have to prove myself more then anyone else”.
“Ok well how about you come with us tomorrow, we will give you some time to work on whatever you need to work on and we can hang out in between and just to sweeten the pot, we will even pay for the whole weekend” Jiyong said fluttering his eyes at you.
“Ah, ok. But, you have to promise to let me work when I need to” you said pointing a finger at him and he gasped.
“Of course” Jiyong said with a over the top shocked look like he was offended.
“Well it’s a deal then, I guess we should head home and get some rest for the big weekend” Taeyang said as he got out of his chair, the others followed one by one heading to the door, Seung hyun last with you trailing behind him. When you got to the door Seung hyun stopped and turned to face you.
“Don’t work late tonight, we’ll come by to pick you up at seven” he smiled at you as he placed his hand on your arm.
“I promise I wont work late, see you tomorrow” you smiled back at him.