Jin - Arranged Marriage
The marriage was over; it was majestic with the luxurious designs and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Everything was perfect, the food was sumptuous and the clothes the couple wore were extraordinary, everyone looked their best and were dressed to kill. All who attended only had positive comments on how the couple looked perfect for each other and were a match made in heaven. All was happy except for a certain someone. And that certain someone was none other than the groom of that night, Kim Seok Jin.
Y/N could tell, all the smiles Jin showed on their marriage night was nothing but a fake smile. He was just being polite. It was not as if he could put a frown on the whole night. It would bring disgrace to his father and his father had too much pride to afford that. Hence his smile. Though it wasn’t as if anyone would be able to see through his facade, all except for his own wife whom he had met only once or twice.
The people who complimented them received polite smiles and bows in return from the couple, but that was it and nothing more in return. Their cheeks were aching from having to plaster on a smile for the whole night and they just couldn’t wait to be alone where they could just stop smiling so much.
It all started one day when Jin was called into his father’s study. Both of his parents were there and his elder brother was nowhere to be seen. Maybe he was busy somewhere.
“Seok Jin, I need you to marry Y/N from our business partner’s family. She’s the youngest daughter of three siblings and is younger than you by two years. We need you to marry her since that is the only way we can seal the business deal between our families.” His father’s voice was stern and void of emotions, while his mother kept quiet for the whole time.
The sudden news came as a shock for him. How could he just marry someone he didn’t even know, much less love? All of this was just too much for him but there was no way he could go around disobeying his parents’ wishes. He was respectful and polite towards his family members, except that he was awkward.
“But what about hyung?” He questioned in a voice that wasn’t hostile, neither was it kind either.
“Her father chose you. So you will have to obey me, do you get it?” His father ordered and at this point in time, Jin knew that there would be no way in talking his father out of it anymore. Once his father was set on something, he would make sure that he accomplished it without any faults.
Going back to the current situation Jin was in, he was in a predicament. He was now in the luxurious hotel suite that both of their parents had booked just for the wedding of their “business deal”. He did not even want to be there in the first place, so why had he even agreed that would possibly ruin his future? What had he done to deserve this?
He didn’t particularly hated Y/N. He just didn’t know what to do to make the situation less awkward given how awkward he has been ever since he was young. It couldn’t be helped, he was trying his best not to show too much of his displeasure already. He did not want to ruin his father’s plans.
On the other hand, Y/N was fidgeting about non-stop. Her hands, once empty but now adorned with a beautiful wedding ring on her ring finger on her hand was busy and could not stay by her side. She didn’t know what else to do to improve the atmosphere as she stood there in her gown while Jin stood opposite her, his matching white suit back facing her.
“Go and wash up first.” Being the gentleman Jin was, he still had manners in him but for some reason, his voice contrasted with his gentle attitude. His voice had came out as rough and deep, different from his normal voice. What was wrong with him?
Afraid of worsening the heavy atmosphere that lingered in the room, Y/N nodded and left to shower first, just as how Jin had told her.
Sighing, Jin finally had some time alone as he walked towards the window facing their bed. It overlooked the whole of South Korea for it had been the best hotel their parents had booked for the newly wedded couple. If he was in a different situation, he would be happy and hyper about it, smiling as he gazed out at the bustling city life. Yet now? It was a completely different story. He was now a wedded man with a wife in law.
This was going to be the start of a very long and unpleasant journey for him.
In the next few months, Jin had made sure to keep a good distance with Y/N. She was pretty, he wasn’t going to lie to himself about that fact, and neither was he going to disagree with his own brother about that. The way her golden brown dyed hair fell just past her shoulders that highlighted her soft and pale skin. Her eyes were big and cute, her nose wasn’t as high as the featured models on magazines but it was good enough to make her look cute, even her lips were slightly pouty. Everything about her was perfect and iy wasn’t her fault. She was innocent. It was his; he just couldn’t find himself falling in love with someone who was arranged to marry him.
It’s not like he didn’t try to either, he had try to but he just couldn’t bring himself to fall in love with her. For that, he knew he no one else to blame but himself. He knew that no matter how hard he tried, he would never fall in love with her.
As for Y/N, she had found herself slipping deeper and deeper into love with her “husband”. Truth be told, they had only agreed to the marriage just to please their parents, nothing more and nothing less. She had absolutely no say in that, as much as Jin had too. Both of them were actually in the same boat.
However, why was it only her that started to develop feelings for Jin? Why was she the only one who managed to succeed in falling in love with Jin? Yes, he was cold-hearted at times, whenever they went out for dinner and it was chilly, he did not bother to ask what she felt like eating and just went ahead with his choice but she still went with it, she was fine with it.
But, he did show care to her, in small, little ways. For example, if they were out at night, he would be nice enough to drape his jacket around hers if he noticed her shivering in the cold. He wouldn’t open his mouth to say much to her and words between them were few, but his actions spoke louder than words. She could see that he was trying as hard as she was already and that was more than enough for her as of now.
One night, the couple had to attend a family party that both families had hosted in commemoration of 10 years of partnership. They were instructed to attend, to show that they were still leading a happy life as a couple. They didn’t have much of a choice either and could only go along with it.
When they managed to reach home in their chauffeur-driven car, both were too drunk to do anything else and one thing led to another. Jin pinned Y/N to the wall of their bedroom as he leaned in for a kiss on the lips, it being their first kiss in one year of marriage and that’s where they spent the night in a new way rather than the same procedure of Jin sleeping on the couch in their living room.
The next day, Jin woke up first and despite his headache, realized the mistake he had committed. There was no turning back now. When Y/N managed to wake up after him, he couldn’t do anything but look away from her wide, brown orbs. He couldn’t believe what he had done to her, but what was done was already done and they could only accept it like mature adults.
It seemed as if they had reached a silent deal to never speak about that night after that and the nights that Jin spent outside were more compared to before that incident happened. Their occasional late night strolls in the park or dinner dates reduced to nothing but once in a week.
Needless to say, if Jin had been keeping his distance from the start, it was as if they were complete strangers made to live together now. He couldn’t seem to face Y/N anymore, except for during breakfast and the rare times when she would successfully manage to stay awake to wait for him to reach home after his work.
If she didn’t, she would wake up where she was, in a more comfortable position with a blanket over her, for which she was thankful of. At least he still cared for her.
It wasn’t till a few weeks later did Y/N start to feel sick, it was a morning and Jin had gotten ready, waiting for his wife to be done cooking their breakfast.
During breakfast, she felt the sudden urge to throw up but she didn’t want to be rude, wiping her mouth with a tissue as she excused herself quietly. She didn’t know what was wrong with her either, it must have been something bad she had eaten the previous day but it was highly unlikely since Jin would be vomiting with her too.
While Jin was at work, she busied herself before she felt the urge to vomit again. This time, she was in disbelief. To cure her doubts and ease her worries, she hurried to get herself a pregnancy test and tried it on her.
The few minutes of waiting felt like eternity as she prepared lunch for herself. When she came back to check on the results, she was taken aback. That one, fateful night had proved to create a whole new experience for the couple. And opened a whole new world of possibilities for them to go through together.
When Jin came back home slightly earlier than usual that same day, Y/N had a hard time trying not to look him in the eye. She feared breaking down while telling him the news. She had chosen to ignore it for now, discarding the kit in the dustbin.
When the tired husband went to take out the rubbish, he noticed the kit which caught his attention and wondered why there would be one at home and when he saw the results, everything fell into place. The sudden urges to vomit and her weird cravings as of late, she was pregnant. Not just pregnant, but with his baby, their baby.
Y/N was afraid, she was terrified. What if Jin found out and decided to walk out on her and their unborn child? What if he found them a burden and decided to leave her because she was just going to pull him down? She wasn’t ready to part ways with Jin yet and thinking of that one day to come brought tears to her eyes. Before she knew it, tears were streaming down her face.
Jin stood in front of the door and looked at her weeping silently, her hand covering her mouth to muffle her cries. He had never seen her break down so badly before and this was new for him. Having had little interactions with females, he didn’t know how to react to make her calm down but he was determined to calm his wife.
Since they had already made it this far, he had found himself falling for her day by day, maybe it wasn’t as deep as her yet, but he was nearly there.
Jin made his way in and took her hands into his own, warm and large hands that covered hers easily. His own brown orbs looked at her as he kneeled in front of her sitting on the bed.
“Y/N, I’m.. Sorry, that you had to go through all that. I know that I haven’t been a very good husband.” He paused as his right hand reached up to wipe away her never-ending tears. Continuing, he found his voice cracking slightly as tears welled up in his eyes seeing his wife so heart-broken. “I promise you, that I will be here with you from now on. I will never leave you or our unborn baby. It is my responsibility and I will make sure that I do not shirk from it. I will try to be a better husband, and a good father. I admit that I avoided you but it was because I couldn’t seem to fall in love with you. However, in this past one year of marriage, I have grown to see your charms, how strong you are and how kind you are. You have always put me before you and now, I want to do the same for you. I’m not saying this out of our unborn child, but from the deep of my heart with sincerity. Can we please, start again?” His voiced was soft and gentle, his hand wiping and caressing her face like as if she was a fragile object. He just didn’t want to break her anymore. He had done too much already.
Y/N nodded and wrapped her arms around Jin’s neck, crying freely onto his shirt as his hands rubbed circles soothingly on her back. From now on, he was going to strive to be a better son, a better husband to his wife and a good father that his unborn child could look up to.
Hello~ This was requested by mymisstina and I hope that you liked it! It’s rather lengthy though.. though I feel like it seems to be lacking something. O.O But please give your comments and critisism so that I can improve! =) I look forward to writing more for all of you~ <3 Oh! And sorry for all the typos I make throughout the story.. I will try to fix them!!!