Rumors [Part 1]
BTS x EXO x NCT x Reader
Genre: Mafia AU
Word Count: 2,075
A/N 1: This is a story from a one shot I wrote a long time ago. You can check it out here, if you want to.
You sipped your drink and it made you frown. The drink was quite bitter but you still preferred it this way, rather than sweet. You were sitting at the bar again, relaxing music was playing in the background. You liked spending your weekend or day off evenings here. After all you didn’t really have any friends as most of the people who know you are scared of you. You are aware that some rumors are spreading around about you but you don’t care. You know that they probably started because people were jealous. You are smart, rich enough to not work and didn’t have any family that they know of and therefore lived alone. You didn’t like talking and sharing information about yourself to others, so they started speculating where you got all that money from. It’s none of their business, so you just ignored the rumors and distanced yourself from everyone, it’s better this way, other people are just a burden, you preferred being alone.
“What is a lovely girl like you doing here alone?”
You turned around to see who was trying to flirt with you this time. Things like that always happened. While most of the time you refused their offers to buy you a drink, sometimes, depending on your mood you enjoyed trying out your persuasive skills on them. And today was one of these days. The man behind you was handsome to say the least, he had short brown hair and was wearing a grey sweater with black ripped jeans and brown combat boots but when your eyes met his dark brown ones you immediately sensed that he is not an ordinary guy and if your hunch was right that meant trouble for you again. But you were interested and decided to just roll with it.
“Mind if I join you?”
“Sure.” you said as you turned around on your chair to face the bar again.
“That’s a pretty cheesy line to start a conversation.”
He was not expecting you to say that and you could swear you saw him blush a little.
“I know right!” he exclaimed. “I was thinking all evening what to say when I approach you but all the clever words just escaped my mind when I finally did.”
“How cute.” you replied, trying not to sound sassy. But to your surprise he just laughed.
“So can I buy you a drink?”
After ordering the drinks he leaned on the counter and turned to face you.
“So. I’m asking this one more time, what are you doing here alone?”
This time however you noticed how for a second his look became really serious. He had this presence around him that you just couldn’t fight his look and answered him.
“Just drinking.” maybe he was satisfied with your answer or maybe it was just your imagination but somehow the atmosphere became less tense and after a few more drinks you actually relaxed and started talking about all kind of different things. You were actually having a good time but you still didn’t trust him completely so you kept your guard up. After you started getting a little bit tipsy you decided it was enough and that it’s time to go home.
“Should I call you a taxi?” he asked.
“No thanks. After a night out I prefer walking.”
“Can I take you home then?”
You stopped to think things over. You didn’t want him to know where you lived even though he seemed like a good guy and you actually enjoyed his company. You checked your thigh, your small dagger was still there and you decided to give it a shot and just ditch him if anything came up.
“I guess you can.”
He helped you put your coat on and you both exited the bar heading in the direction your home was. You knew this part of the city like the back of your hand so your turned corners and alleys to reach your destination faster. You could you see on his face that he was surprised how good you are at maneuvering around the city and you just laughed to that. Now that you think about it you never once asked if he was local. When you turned another corner expecting to finally reach the park you came to a halt. Two black classy suits wearing male figures were leaning at the gate. You did not expect to meet anybody at this hour so decided to just ignore and quickly go past them but as you started walking the two figures pushed themselves off the gate and headed in your direction.
“Taeyong-ah! We know it’s you!” the taller one of the men shouted.
As you were turning around to look at him you felt how Taeyong grabbed you by your arm and pulled you closer.
“What do you think you’re doing?” you asked trying to pry off his arm. You looked up and saw how serious his face has become.
“What are you doing in our territory?” the other man asked.
“Since when is this your territory?” Taeyong replied.
“Since when we took it back.”
“What are you all blabbing about. This is a city. This is no one’s territory.” you stepped in finally free from Taeyong’s grasp.
“Oh you have a brave one there.”
“Shut up, Chanyeol.”
You glanced between Taeyong and the other two. So they know each other and your hunch was right, you could practically smell trouble.
“Well you can deal with your shit on your own, I want no part in this” you stated and approached the men, evading Taeyong as he tried to grab you again. As you stepped under one of the street lights you saw how the one called Chanyeol froze in his tracks.
“It’s you.” he said.
You didn’t even have time to react as they quickly came up to you and the other man seized your shoulder and almost dragged you in the direction you came from. He stopped midway and grabbed your thigh.
“I will take this.” he said, pulling out your dagger from under your dress. “Knew you would have one.”
“How did you-” you wanted to ask but were interrupted.
“Where did you find her, Taeyong?”
“Let her go, she has nothing to do with this.”
You were now in the middle of the three men and didn’t know what to do. You checked around to see any escape routes but his grip on you was strong and no way would you be able to get away from them as you already witnessed how fast they are.
“Oh I think she does, you are not the type to trespass if nothing is going on.”
You saw Taeyong pull a knife out of his jacket pocket and were surprised you didn’t see it before.
“Ready to fight? So something really must be going on. Hold her.” the man passed you over to the one called Chanyeol.
“Are you really in a good shape to fight? Let me do it, Baekhyun, it will be just like in the good old days.” Chanyeol said as a big smirk spread on his face.
“No, I’m good. I hadn’t fought him in a long time as well.” Baekhyun replied taking his jacket off and getting into a fighting stance.
At this point you had no idea what’s going on.
“This is going to be good, just watch.” a shiver went down your spine as Chanyeol whispered in your ear.
“Hey!” a voice came from behind you. You glanced back and saw a mint haired man standing at the entrance of the park.
“Oh shit, it’s Yoongi.” Chanyeol said and you felt how his grip loosened and you tried to use this opportunity to escape but he quickly grabbed you again.
“Not so fast darling. Baekhyun, what do we do?” he turned to Baekhyun who know had Taeyong pressed on the ground. When did that happen? You saw Taeyong looking at you with worried eyes.
“We talk.” Baekhyun replied.
“What’s going on over here?” the one called Yoongi asked, getting closer.
“Just some friendly chit chat.”
“Doesn’t look like that to me.”
“It’s not can’t-“ you started talking but were soon shushed by Chanyeol who covered your mouth with his hand.
“I think you are in the wrong part of the city, am I right?” Yoongi asked.
“Are we now?” Baekhyun replied. “I thought we agreed this is a neutral territory now.”
“I never agreed to that. Besides that meeting was 2 weeks ago, times change.”
“Well we wouldn’t like to start any trouble now, would we?” Chanyeol asked.
“I think you already have.” Yoongi said and looked at you. “Why do you have her?”
Great. It seems that everybody knows you but you still have no idea who these people are.
“She’s our responsibility.” Chanyeol told him.
“Is she now?” Yoongi asked. “Then you didn’t take care of her enough if the whole city’s gangs are looking for her.”
They what now. You wanted to ask what the fuck is going on but remembered that Chanyeol’s hand was still on your mouth.
“I think you should go.”
“Maybe we will.” Baekhyun replied picking Taeyong up, your eyes meeting his as Baekhyun shoved him in the direction of sleek black car. Chanyeol grabbed you by the arm and started walking towards the car as well.
“What do you think you’re doing? I have no intentions of coming with you.” you quickly stated.
“You heard the lady.” Yoongi said.
You saw how Chanyeol and Baekhyun glanced at each other, seemingly communicating only with their eyes. Baekhyun nooded and Chanyeol let you go.
“Suit yourself.” he said. You didn’t expect it to go this smoothly so as he pushed you away from him you tripped on your own leg and fell down on the ground. You just sat there on the pavement wondering what happened as Chanyeol got behind the car’s wheel and sped way.
“You good?” Yoongi asked, giving you his hand.
“Yes.” you replied harshly standing up, ignoring his help.
You two continued to stare at each other for a while, now you could see that he was dressed pretty casually, he had a leather jacket, plain shirt and suspenders on and you could swear that you know him from somewhere but instead asked the question that’s been bugging you since the encounter.
“Where do you know me from?”
“It didn’t sound to me like you were bluffing.”
“Maybe I’m really good at it or maybe you should mind your own business.”
“If it concerns me then it is my business.”
Yoongi sighed and fell silent. You didn’t feel like talking to him either. It was finally time to go home. You turned around and headed towards the park. You stopped at the gate to look back at the man, you now realise, had actually saved you.
“Thank you.” you say unwillingly. You hadn’t said these words sincerely in a long time.
“What? I didn’t hear you!” Yoongi shouted.
“I said thank you, you idiot.”
Another silence. You stood there waiting.
“Just gonna leave me hanging like that? I said I was thankful.”
“Yeah, I heard you.” you saw a small smile appear on his lips. “No problem.”
Now was your time to sigh. That’s why you don’t like talking to people you thought but actually found this whole evening very intriguing, what happened to Taeyong? Who are those people? So many questions but you were so tired you just wanted to take a warm bath and go to bed. Oh and that smartass took your dagger, it was one of your favourite as well. You will have to find answers tomorrow, so you finally enter the park and head in the direction of your house.
Yoongi watched you disappear behind the trees.
“No problem. Yet.” he thought.
He took out his phone and quickly scrolled through his phone book to find a number. After a few beeps a man on the opposite side of the line picked up.
“She’s heading your way. I ran into some trouble so I wasn’t able to stall her longer. Be quick with whatever you guys are doing and get out.” Yoongi commanded and hung up. He looked up. The night sky was beautiful. Staring at it for too long made him sleepy, what a shame he had to take care of a few more things.
~ Part 2 ~
A/N 2: I had this in my drafts for ages now,
I don’t even remember what I wanted to write in part 2 😂 Anyhow, I also write scenarios, reactions and stuff like that, so feel free to request 😃